Moose two games as AHL playoff series returns to Winnipeg

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Manitoba is in a deep hole as it returns home to try to salvage what has been a promising hockey season.

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The Moose lost to the Milwaukee Admirals on a late goal for the second straight night on Saturday and are now trailing their American Hockey League first-round playoff series 2-0.

The host Admirals got a goal from Jimmy Huntington with 46 seconds left in the third period to win 2-1 on Saturday night. The Moose tied the game 1-1 on a Morgan Barron goal just 33 seconds earlier.

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On Friday, the Moose allowed a late goal to lose 3-2.

Game 3 of the series is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Canada Life Centre. If Manitoba can extend the series, Games 4 and 5 will take place next Friday and Saturday in Winnipeg.

Brayden Burke scored the other goal for the Admirals, his second of the series.

For the second night in a row, the Moose were defeated by a burning goaltender.

Devin Cooley stopped 43 shots on Saturday night, after taking 40 shots on Friday.

Moose goaltender Mikhail Berdin made just 14 saves in losing for the second straight night.

The series shots are 84-37 in favor of Manitoba, but it is the Admirals who lead 2-0.

The Moose finished second in the Central Division with a 41-24-7 record, two points ahead of the Admirals, in the regular season.

— Winnipeg Sun