Alexandre Burrows scored with 3:01 left in regulation to give Manitoba a rousing 5-4 victory over Cleveland at the MTS Centre on Thursday night.
The win moved the Moose (5-3-0-0) into a tie for first place in the North Division.
Cleveland came out strong on the road, getting first-period goals from Matt Carkner, Patrick Rissmiller and Josh Hennessy to grab a 3-0 lead.
Rob McVicar replaced Wade Flaherty in the Manitoba crease to start the second, and the Moose got on the board just 52 seconds later on Craig Darby‘s 205th career AHL goal. Josh Green and Brett Skinner added goals later in the period to tie the score.
Tim Conboy put Cleveland back in front early in the third, but Sven Butenschon tied it again and Burrows won it on a 5-on-3 power play late.
McVicar finished with 13 saves on 14 shots to earn the win. Jamie Holden, making his first career AHL appearance with Nolan Schaefer and Dimitri Patzold on recall to San Jose, stopped 30 shots in defeat.