Manitoba Moose knock off conference leading Admirals to close road trip

Sami Niku had a goal and an assist to lead the Manitoba Moose to a win on Tuesday.The Moose closed out a three-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime victory against the Western Conference leading Milwaukee Admirals.After a scoreless first period Niku opened the scoring in the second frame with a great individual effort.Ladies and gentlemen… Sami Niku.#GoMooseGo pic.twitter.com/zZPVMnApoc— Manitoba Moose (@ManitobaMoose) October 31, 2018
Nicholas Baptiste evened the score for the Admirals just four minutes later with a powerplay goal. There was no scoring in the third period as the Moose went to overtime for a second straight game.Just 2:06 into the extra period Michael Spacek made a beautiful pass to setup Mason Appleton. Appleton scored his team leading fifth goal of the season to give the Moose a second straight victory.Story continues below

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