Eric Comrie posted his first shutout of the season against one of the best teams in the American Hockey League.
On Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, Comrie stopped all 35 shots he faced to lead the Manitoba Moose to a 1-0 win over the Central Division’s first-place Milwaukee Admirals.
A solid crowd of 4,917 watched the Central Division’s last-place Moose improve to 23-30-0-0 on the season even though they were outshot 35-22. With the loss, Milwaukee fell to 34-11-4-3.
The Moose might have a big lead for Comrie heading into the third period, but Jimmy Ogilny (first period), Skyler McKenzie (second) and Johnathan Kovacevic (second) all hit posts behind Milwaukee net minder Troy Grosenick.
Then, at the 6:49 mark of the third period, Logan Stanley fired an outlet pass to Brent Pedersen who out-raced the Admirals defence and found the top shelf to give Manitoba the only goal they needed. It was Pedersen’s second game-winning goal this season.
For Comrie, Saturday night’s win was the ninth shutout of his American Hockey League career.
The Moose face the Admirals again on Monday, Louis Riel Day at Bell MTS Place. Game time is 2 p.m.