Moose oust Griffins with 5-1 win in Game 5

Posted at 7:47 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 23:16:29-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich -- The Moose scored 3 times in the 3rd period and beat the Griffins 5-1 Monday in game 5 of the Central Division semifinal.

The Moose struck 1st in the game as Patrice Cormier scored less than 2 minutes into the 1st period to give Manitoba a 1-0 lead.

The Griffins answered on the power play with a goal from Matt Puempel, his 1st of the postseason, to tie the game at 1 with just over 13 minutes left in the 1st period.

Manitoba took a 2-1 lead late in the 2nd period on a Cameron Schilling goal with just 14 second to play in the period.

The Moose advance to play Rockford in the Central Division finals.