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Oscar Dansk stays hot in net as Wolves blank Manitoba

Dansk earned his third shutout of the year and improved to 13-1-2 since the start of December.

Wolves goalie Oscar Dansk stopped all 25 shots he faced against the Moose to improve to 13-1-2 since the start of December.
Wolves goalie Oscar Dansk stopped all 25 shots he faced against the Moose to improve to 13-1-2 since the start of December.
Jonathan Kozub/Manitoba Moose

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Oscar Dansk stopped all 25 shots he faced to lead the Wolves to a 2-0 victory over the Manitoba Moose on Friday night at Bell MTS Place.

Dansk earned his third shutout of the year for the Wolves (23-21-3-2) and improved to 13-1-2 since the start of December. Forwards Gage Quinney and Tye McGinn scored for the Wolves.

The Wolves seized the lead on Quinney’s power-play goal at 13:29 of the first. Quinney took a pass from Dylan Coghlan, strolled to the left faceoff dot and shot a wrister into the top left corner as Valentin Zykov blocked goaltender Mikhail Berdin’s view.

Dansk started on consecutive nights for just the second time this season, but showed no signs of fatigue. Dansk was challenged several times, particularly during the third period, but delivered multiple highlight-reel saves. That included using his glove to rob forward Brent Pedersen at point-blank range with 10:28 left in regulation.

The Moose (22-28-0-0) pulled Berdin with 1:45 left, but the move backfired as McGinn notched an empty-net goal with 1:24 to play.

Berdin (18-19-0) finished with 22 saves for the Moose.