WINNIPEG — Ville Heinola and Morgan Barron each scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Manitoba Moose to a 7-3 rout of the Milwaukee Admirals to force a fifth and deciding game in their second-round AHL playoff series.
Evan Polei, Nicholas Jones, Declan Chisholm, Mikey Eyssimont and Luke Johnson got the other goals for Manitoba.
Brayden Burke, Cole Smith and Joseph LaBate responded for Milwaukee.
Admirals goalie Connor Ingram made 37 saves. Manitoba's Mikhail Berdin stopped 22 shots.
The game was tied 2-2 after the first period, but a trio of goals from the Moose in the second gave Manitoba a 5-2 advantage heading into the final frame and, essentially, put the game to bed.
Manitoba was trailing 2-0 in the series, but thanks to a pair of games back home, managed to get back into it.
The two sides will play the do-or-die Game 5 Sunday in Winnipeg.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2022.
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