Danis slams door shut, stymies Ads despite a plethora of power play opportunities

0 for 10.

That’s really the only stat you need to know about this game.

The Admirals went 0-10 with the man-advantage, had a four minute power play and a two-man advantage for a whole two minutes late in the third period, but couldn’t get anything past Barons’ goaltender Yann Danis. Danis led OKC between the pipes to a 3-2 victory over the Ads stopping 36 of the 38 shots he faced.

It’s easy for an opposing coach to heap praise on the bad guy’s goalie after a loss, as coach Herbers gave Danis a lot of credit.

The shots wide of the net, the whiffs and mishandled pucks and the ringing of the goal posts throughout the night were all a little harder to explain.

Oklahoma city struck first when Anton Lander centered to Antti Tyrvainen who beat Smith top right shelf 13:46 into the first period.

Tanner House extended the Barons’ lead with 8:02 into the second, collecting a near Lander turnover and snapping it past Smitty.

The Ads showed some signs of life 23 seconds into the third period, with a Kevin Henderson goal that cut the deficit to one goal. Van Guilder started a 2 on 1 rush and fed Kevin who put it right over Danis’ left shoulder.

The Barons sucked the energy out of the Bradley Center less than a minute later when Mark Arcobello slipped the puck right through the defense to Tyler Pitlick. The puck was in the back of the net before Smith could even turn his head.

Ryan Flynn made it a one-goal game again at 12:29, tapping home a Henderson assist shortly after an Alex Plante penalty expired.

Plante then went back to the box for a four minute high sticking penalty, and Hunter Tremblay followed up with a hooking penalty to give the Admirals a golden opportunity to get the equalizer. But Danis and the OKC PK stood tall, while the Ads flailed and nearly missed any shot they had.

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NOTES:

- Kyle Wilson was scratched, and boy, could we have used him on the power play.  Sloan left the game with an injury and Kevin Henderson left the game after being the four-minute high-stickee.

-Coach Herbers didn’t give us many specifics on any of the injuries, but noted that Sloan and Wilson were day-to-day.

-The Western Conference-leading Barons finished the season series with the Ads in a 2-2 tie after dropping their first two matchups against Milwaukee.

Questions:

Do you still have hair on your head after the Ads’ imperfect 0-10 power play effort?

With Wilson day-to-day, do you think the team has enough firepower minus his recent scoring boost?

Do you think the Baron’s PK was just that good, or were the Ads just that unlucky and disorganized?

With the loss, how big in your eyes is a win in Sunday’s matchup with Rockford, before the Ads play 7 of their last 8 on the road?

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7 Responses to Danis slams door shut, stymies Ads despite a plethora of power play opportunities

  1. frontrowjon says:

    Sunday is huge a must win in regulation.
    0-10?! Unheard of and absurd! I thought for the 5 on 3 in the 2nd, herbers shoulda have called the timeout and discussed what they were going to do, but that wasn’t done and we looked disorganized after okc cleared the zone. Okc looked good and sharp on pk cause they are good, among the elite in the west and they showed it. The ads can’t keep playing 18minutes of hockey and expect to win, we did vs houston and won but that no game plan! The icehogs game is gonna be tough and if we put forth the half hearted effort we have the 1st 2 period of the friday game the hogs will make us pay.

  2. adsfan says:

    Ouch!

  3. BrianTheAdsFan says:

    Both 5 on 3’s were discouraging to to say the least. OKC defending it with two high and one in the slot in an inverted triangle and not once did the boys take advantage of this by getting the puck low or even to the circles to create space. Having the blueliners play patty cake back and forth was definately not the answer.

  4. CreedFeed says:

    Q: Sloan?
    Coach: Day-to-day
    Q: What happened to Sloan in the game today?
    Coach: He got hurt.

    lol.

    The best highlight of the night was during the intros. As Henderson skated up to the blue line next to the kid, the kid skates up to him and gives him a big hug! LOL. That was awesome. Henderson was looking at the bench and laughing. Then he bent down and talked to the kid! Cute moment haha.

    The biggest disappointment is obviously the PP. On the 5 on 3, after every failed shot attempt, the puck was passed back to one of the two d-men (Blum or Bartley). They would pass back and forth a couple times and then switch sides on the ice, wasting precious time. I think they switched sides three or four times during that 5 on 3. Just stay where you are, fire the puck to the net and let your forwards do the work they get paid for! I admit, while I hate when people yell “shoot the puck” this was one time where I was ready to yell it.

  5. Bean says:

    Been a reader for awhile. This site is great-I really appreciate the thorough work you do on the Admirals. I had to post for the first time. I sat near the bench last night and I thought Chris Mueller was going to have an absolute coronary after the 5 on 3. He did not seem happy at all and I think the passing between the defensemen was the main cause for his meltdown. Herbers did nothing, said nothing. I’m a relatively new fan to hockey but I know heart when I see it. Mueller had steam coming out of his ears last night. Seemed really frustrated. I really don’t know how much Herbers coaches this team. All their inexperience is drowning them.

  6. CreedFeed says:

    Woah, check the transactions…. Admirals sign Tony Hrkac!!!!

    April Fools! :P

  7. Griffin says:

    I think we really felt the loss of Kyle Wilson. He and Mueller have been money working the 5 on 3s all year. I feel like they work really well down low together and seem to convert a lot. Any word on why he was scratched? Did he get hurt on Wednesday in the celebration after his goal?

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