Different Night, Same Score; Wolves Win 3-2

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?

4 thoughts on “Different Night, Same Score; Wolves Win 3-2”

  1. Any word on when we can expect Josi to return from his injury??? I think #6 is already starting to overstay his welcome! I guess the silver lining is that we were able to get two points out these disappointing games, but should have come away with four if it wasn’t for stupid penalties in the late periods.

  2. Didn’t go to Chicago last night but a positive from Friday’s game that I didn’t see mentioned anywhere else was the faceoff wins. We must have won 80% of the faceoffs Friday night (unscientific, made-up number!).

    Another interesting note is the Preds’ Goc was injured last night. He’s listed as day-to-day with an “upper body injury” after being checked from behind into the boards by Washington’s Backstrom. With Goc out, the Preds shifted Smithson up to his role and that line just wasn’t the same the rest of the game. Although Erat is supposed to be back in the lineup, they are still short on centers. Wonder if they’ll raid the Admirals’ lineup for a center (Spaling)?

  3. Yep same lines. Aaron Sims said last night Roman Josi should be playing in a couple weeks. He hasn’t been skating with the team yet but he isn’t wearing a cast or brace anymore.

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