PHOTOS: Manitoba Moose vs. Texas Stars – 04/20/2024

Rick Crossman for Inside The Rink

CEDAR PARK, Texas – Saturday night, the visiting Manitoba Moose defeated the Texas Stars 4-1 on fan appreciation night in front of a record-breaking 13th sold-out crowd of the season.

Antonio Stranges put the Stars on the board first 4:31 into the first period when he put a shot from the high slot past Moose goaltender Thomas Milic, making it 1-0. Manitoba tied the game 1-1 when C.J. Suess fired a wrist shot from the right-wing circle past Ben Kraws. Manitoba took the 2-1 lead a little over 8 minutes later when Carson Golder was left alone at the top of the crease and buried a puck low blocker side on Kraws.

Despite 18 combined shots and 1 power play apiece neither team could find the back of the net in the second period.

Manitoba started the third period with a goaltender change when Brett Brochu made his Moose debut in relief of Milic. Brad Lambert added to Manitoba’s lead with a snap shot that beat Kraws high glove side. Axel Jonsson-Fjällby would score the last goal of the game when he deflected a slap shot from Colby Barlow past Kraws making the final 4-1.

Thomas Milic stopped 22 of 23 shots for the win.
Brett Brochu stopped 6 of 6 shots in relief of Milic.
Ben Kraws stopped 29 of 33 shots for the loss.

Check out this photo gallery from Inside The Rink’s Rick Crossman for highlights from the game.

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