WINNIPEG — Mikey Eyssimont scored three goals, Mikhail Berdin made 20 saves and the Manitoba Moose ended their American Hockey League regular season with a 6-0 rout of the Abbotsford Canucks on Saturday.
The Moose (41-24-6) finished the season in second place in the Central Division and were already had a first-round bye and a date with the third-place Milwaukee Admirals in the division semifinals.
The Canucks are playoff bound, but missed a chance at a more favourable first-round matchup. The loss, combined with the Bakersfield Condors' 3-1 victory over the Stockton Heat means Abbotsford will finish its regular season in fifth place in the Pacific Division.
The Canucks will see the Condors in their best-of-three series, beginning Tuesday in Bakersfield, Calif.
Nicholas Jones had a goal and two assists for the Moose, while Haralds Egle and Kristian Vesalainen also scored.
Michael DiPietro made 20 saves for Abbotsford (39-23-6).
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 30, 2022.