Through two periods of their game against the Bakersfield Condors Friday night, the Manitoba Moose had hope.
Hope that they could snap an 11-game losing streak on the road. They carried a 2-1 lead into the final frame, but allowed five unanswered goals in a 6-2 loss.
Special teams were a major part of the story as only one goal in the entire contest was scored 5-on-5. After the Condors opened the scoring with a power play goal late in the first, Thomas Raffl scored shorthanded and Matt Fraser tallied one on the man advantage to give the Moose the lead through two periods.
Bakerfield had three power plays in the third and scored on all three of them, adding an even-strength marker and an empty-netter to cap off the win. Overall, Bakersfield was 4/6 on the power play.
Eric Comrie stopped 31 of 36 shots in the loss. The Moose wrap up their eight-game road trip, on which they have two overtime losses, one shootout loss and four regulation defeats, tonight in Ontario, California starting at 8 p.m.