A powerplay goal with 14 seconds left in the overtime period gave the Manitoba Moose a 2-1 decision over the Hamilton Bulldogs on Wednesday night.
With Jan Hejda serving a tripping minor, Brandon Reid converted passes from Maxime Fortunus and Jason Jaffrey for the win which moved the Moose into a second -place tie with the Bulldogs. The two teams sit five points back of the Rochester Americans in the Western Conference’s North Division.
The Moose and the Bulldogs go at it again tonight in Winnipeg before Hamilton returns home to play the Albany River Rats at Copps Coliseum on Friday at 7.30 p.m.
Prestin Ryan scored the game’s first goal at 8:13 of the second period when his shot bounced off the glove of defenceman Dan Jancevski. Kyle Chipchura sent the game into overtime with his sixth goal of the season at 8:56 of the third period.
Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.
The Bulldogs was 0-for-3 on the power play while the Moose were 1-for-7.