The Milwaukee Admirals lost 5-3 on the road against the Cleveland Monsters at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.
This was an incredibly sloppy game on the part of the Admirals. The Monsters entered this game as the second lowest scoring team in the AHL and they skated circles around the Admirals in the second period to mark a rude “Welcome Back” to Juuse Saros. Since the start of November, a seven game stretch, the Admirals have been on a run of loss-win-loss. Consistency in execution is lacking right now.
THREE FOUR. And, now that the Drew Carey Show theme song has been properly placed, let’s get right into discussing the Cleveland Monsters for the first time in the 2017-18 season. The Milwaukee Admirals haven’t seen them through the first month of play but are about to get incredibly familiar with them.
Tonight and Saturday night these two lock horns at the Quicken Loans Arena. Both then travel back for a Wednesday night tilt at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. It’s one thing to see the Rockford IceHogs every other game. It’s another thing to outright see the same team three consecutive games in the regular season. This could get fun.
Ahead of the Milwaukee Admirals road trip to Cleveland they have made a roster move. Joonas Lyytinen has been reassigned to the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). At this moment it is likely that the Finnish defenseman will only be down for the duration of the road trip. That would mean Lyytinen logging up to three games as Norfolk work a three-in-three on home ice starting Thursday night.
The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 on the road against the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena on Sunday afternoon.
After a rough game last night the Admirals really wanted an attitude adjustment today. They saw that with a much better team effort, a multi-goal game from Pontus Åberg, and another fantastic performance in net by Anders Lindbäck that put the Admirals right back into the win column.
The Milwaukee Admirals and Rockford IceHogs were in a really bizarre game through the first two periods last night. It was a track meet in which both teams were playing really fast, worked in transition, but both struggled heavily once they reached the final attacking third – really lacked quality finishing. Yet, right at the end of that second period everything shifted. The Admirals scored a power-play goal to take the lead. The IceHogs responded forty-two seconds later to equalize. They would score again 24 seconds into the third period to take the lead. And they never looked back as they earned a 5-2 win.
The Milwaukee Admirals lost 5-2 against the Rockford IceHogs at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Saturday night.
This entire game felt like a frantic scramble in which the IceHogs had just that little bit more quality tonight. The longer the game wore on the worse the Admirals played. And a desperate IceHogs team took advantage of that to snap a four-game losing streak.
“Their team played with a lot of pace,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason of the Rockford IceHogs. “They didn’t have a good game last night. We knew they were coming in here desperate and hungry. We’re so fortunate to even be involved in that game because of our goaltender. [Anders Lindbäck] was exceptional.”
Welp, here we are again: Milwaukee Admirals vs. Rockford IceHogs. This is already the fifth meeting of the season between the two teams and we’re just over a month in. In fact, with a win tonight the Admirals would have as many wins against the IceHogs as they do against all other competitors throughout their first twelve games. It may feel redundant seeing these guys this often -but- the IceHogs have already proven to be a highly skilled and explosive team. These early season wins can go a long way into who is sitting where by season’s end.
The Milwaukee Admirals might have delivered one of their best team performances of the season in front of nearly 8,000 students this morning at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The energy is always going to be astonishing with all of the kids screaming as though the future of Mountain Dew depended on it but really seemed to inject the Admirals right away. They would go ahead 3-0 after the first period and never look back. Desperate in attack. Desperate in defending. And another brilliant performance in net by Anders Lindbäck.
The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-0 against the Chicago Wolves at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Wednesday morning.
These AM games for the Admirals have always provided an incredible atmosphere. Today’s School Day Game did it again as the Admirals exploded for three goals in the first period and then Anders Lindbäck closed the door to earn his first shutout of the season.
“What we liked was how desperate our group was,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “When we made mistakes we were very desperate to block shots. The most desperate guy, and our leader, Lindbäck was phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. Real happy with the effort for sure.”
The Milwaukee Admirals are set to face their Amtrak Rivals at 10:30 AM CST on Wednesday morning. Ahead of the Chicago Wolves arriving to town the Admirals returned to practice today at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena twenty-four hours prior to the first School Day Game of the 2017-18 season.