Grabner scores twice as Moose defeat Aer
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WINNIPEG - Tired of winning playoff games in nerve-wracking fashion, the Manitoba Moose put the Houston Aeros away early.Michael Grabner scored twice to lead the Moose to a 5-2 win over the Aeros in the American Hockey League Western Conference final Saturday in front of an MTS Centre crowd of 9,736. The Moose will take a 2-0 series lead to Houston for Game 3 on Monday."We Tress Way Jersey talked about it before the game. We said we had to do better and no more of those 2-1 and 3-1 games. They're hard on the Josh Doctson Jersey nerves," said Moose forward Jason Jaffray.Jason Krog, Raymond Sawada and Cody Hodgson also scored for the Moose."Our offensive guys tonight were the top guys on our team," said Moose head coach Scott Arniel. "That line of Jason Jaffray, Jason Krog, and Grabner were outstanding. All three of those guys were getting a lot of attention (from Houston)."J.P Testwuide and Marco Rosa replied for the Aeros.Cory Schneider stopped 28 shots in the Bashaud Breeland Jersey Moose net and recorded his ninth consecutive win in the playoffs.Schneider was especially spectacular when the Moose ran into a pair of early penalties in the first period."You get that kind of goaltending and you're going to win a lot of games," Arniel said. "Our penalty killers were equal to the occasion too. Your goaltender is your first line of defence. Once we got that first goal by Krog it changed the momentum". Trent Williams Jersey Houston's Anton Khudobin got the hook after 20 minutes, making nine saves on 12 shots. Nolan Schaefer came on in relief and turned aside 18 of 20 shots in the final two periods.