WINNIPEG - Alexandre Bolduc's first goal of the season proved to be the winner as the Manitoba Moose earned a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies in AHL action Friday night.
Bolduc scored unassisted at 8:20 of the third period when he spun out from behind the net and shot the puck off Marlies defenceman Staffan Kronwall's skate into the net. Moose forward James Neal opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal, his third goal in four games.
Mark Bell scored the Marlies only goal on a power play at 11:50 in the second period.
Manitoba netminder Cory Schneider made 31 saves for the win while Adam Munroe stopped 26 shots at the other end.
The Moose, after recording six wins in seven games on the road plus the win over the Marlies, lead the North Division with an 11-3-0-0 record.
Toronto remains sixth in the North Division with a 4-6-0-2 record.
Both teams meet again Saturday Night at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.