Well, that was fun.
Yes, it was pre-season, but anyone who was at the Kern Center on Saturday night had to walk away pretty happy with the result — 3-1 over the Wolves. Nuts and bolts are here.
The Wolves put out a team that will probably resemble their opening night lineup, and the Admirals held them to just 8 shots over the first two periods. The Wolves skated names like Krog, Haydar, Machacek, Holzapfel, and had lots of power play time, but the Admirals defense played a very effective game. The lone Chicago goal was at the tail-end of a 5-3 power play. Despite that, very high marks for the penalty killing units tonight.
So let’s cut to chase here — for those that were at the game, give us your first impressions of the team. What did you think of guys like Gabriel Bourque, Ryan Flynn, Blake Geoffrion, Mike Bartlett, and the return of Kelsey Wilson?