JC Lipon had a goal and two assists, while Emile Poirier had a goal and an assist Saturday evening as the Manitoba Moose improved their record to 14-15-0 with a 4-2 win over the San Antonio Rampage on the road.
After losing their previous three games to the Texas Stars and Chicago Wolves this past week, the Moose came out of the gate firing Saturday, jumping ahead to an early lead that the team was able to defend for the remainder of the game, en route to the much-needed victory.
Although being heavily outshot in the third period 24-4, the Moose were able to protect their lead, thanks in large part to netminder Mikhail Berdin, who stopped 41 of the 43 shots he faced on the day.
JC Lipon opened the scoring 6:45 into the first period, before CJ Suess collected his sixth while shorthanded with 15 seconds to play in the period. Kristian Reichel got his second of the season late in the second period, before San Antonio found the twine twice in the third period. Emile Poirier added the insurance on an empty net strike late in the game.
Manitoba next travels to Colorado for back-to-back games against the Eagles on Tuesday and Wednesday, before returning home to begin a six-game homestand. Both games are set to begin at 8:00 PM central and are available on AHLTV.