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Engelhardt scores winner as Grand Rapids beats Manitoba 4-2

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WINNIPEG - Brett Engelhardt's goal midway through the second period stood as the game winner Thursday as the Grand Rapids Griffins beat Manitoba 4-2, spoiling the Moose's American Hockey League season opener.

Jimmy Howard preserved the victory with a 26-save performance for the Griffins. The Griffins opened the scoring 5:07 into the first period on a one-timer by Carl Corazzini. Johan Ryno extended the lead on the power-play 2:24 into the second, snapping the puck past Moose netminder Drew MacIntyre.

Engelhardt pounced on a rebound just as a Grand Rapids power play had ended and beat MacIntyre to make it 3-0.

The Moose got on the board just over three minutes later. With two Griffins in the box and Howard without a stick, defenceman Jimmy Sharrow rifled a shot from the point for his first goal as a Moose, and the club's first of the season.

Randall Gelech restored the three-goal advantage with his first of the season late in the period.

Manitoba's Shaun Heshka closed the scoring with just over three minutes left in regulation, blasting a shot that trickled past Howard.

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