The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Manitoba Moose 3-0 last night, and Jared Coreau was excellent in stopping the 25 shots that he faced. As the Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner notes, Coreau rebounded from his difficult stint with the Red Wings in a big way:
“When you go to the NHL and come back here, you get confidence,” he said. “You played at a faster level. I was there for six weeks. The shots are quicker and you just see the plays a lot more clearer down here.
“You just have to be ready. Tom was playing real well and that’s why he started the series and, hey, things just work out that way. And when you’re called upon, you have to do your job.”
Coreau didn’t face more than nine shots in any period as the defense gave him clear sight lines or absorbed the shots up front. Non-shots are a big deal for any goalie.
“Every time they do it I get excited,” Coreau said. “I mean, it’s hard. It hurts. They have way less gear then us. So, I take a lot of pride in playing with guys that do that every night.”