After giving up a pair of one-goal leads in the third period, Chris Mueller was awarded a penalty shot in the overtime period. And he beat Lake Erie goaltender Trevor Cann to give the Admirals a 3-2 victory.
The win snapped Milwaukee’s 6-game road losing streak — their longest such streak since 1997.
The snakebitten Ryan Thang really deserves an assist on the penalty shot, as his pass to Mueller sprung him on the breakaway that Mueller converted on. But brownie points aren’t an official AHL stat…and Thang remains pointless in 2012.
The Admirals did manage to keep another streak going though, and a good streak at that. They’ve now scored a power play goal in 8 straight games. They scored a pair tonight! Kyle Wilson in the first period, who was strong with his stick in front of the goal while being worked over by a defender. And Zack Stortini had a power play goal too, deflecting a Scott Valentine shot from the point after a Wilson face-off win.
Wilson at center. Good returns so far.
Wilson had the only goal of the first period, and it stayed that way until early in the third period, when the Monsters scored the second a power play ended. Stortini answered a few minutes later, but Cameron Gaunce tied the game with 5:27 left in the third period with a shot from the point through traffic.
Jeremy Smith was in the crease for his second game in two nights, and got the win for the Admirals turning aside 23 of 25 shots.
Taylor Beck and Tyler Sloan were both injured last night in Hamilton, and neither played tonight. No call-ups were needed, as Jeff Foss and Chris Cahill were both on the trip. No word yet on how serious the injuries are.
The Ads are off until Sunday, when they’ll play in Rockford to try to start a new road WINNING streak.