Nursing a one goal lead in the 3rd period, the Admirals one again coughed it up. The Wolves scored the equalizer while Aaron Johnson (surprise) was serving a slashing penalty, and eventually were victorious in the shootout. Box score is here, Ads recap here, and Wolves recap here.
Johnson, incidentally, is leading the team in penalty minutes. All minor penalties too.
Chet Pickard didn’t let in any softies this time, but is now winless in his last 12 decisions. He stopped 30 of 32 shots in 65 minutes, and then two of five shots in the shootout.
Meanwhile, Mark “The Proof” Santorelli made his case for some more playing time, scoring the first goal of the game. Chicago goalie Edward Pasquale was kicking out rebounds, and The Proof was able to put one of them into the net.
Mark Van Guilder continued his solid play, assisting on The Proof’s goal, and scoring his own in the 2nd period. Don’t forget to check out Aaron Sim’s interview/listening session with Van Guilder on his blog… The way he’s been playing, would it be surprising to see him replacing Geoffrion on the 2nd scoring line in the near future?
So who made the trip to Chicago? Did the Admirals play like a different team than the one that played in Milwaukee the previous night?