Shorthanded Ads Pitch Shutout Over Stars

No Linus Klasen.  No Matt Halischuk.  No Mark Van Guilder.  No Blake Geoffrion.

No problem.

Steve Begin scored the only goal of the game 13:26 into the 3rd period, and the Admirals snapped their losing skid Friday night just outside of Austin, Texas.  1-0, Ads over Stars.

Full disclosure….didn’t get a chance to hear the broadcast…so I’m working off the box score, the game recaps, and a couple horrible rounds of bowling… (started with two splits…and that kind of set the tone for the evening)

Mark Dekanich (only your SECOND star of the game) turned aside all 29 shots in the win.  It was his 3rd shutout the year, which ties him for the league lead in that category.  Think he’ll get the start Saturday night in Houston?

Dan Gendur did make his debut, and had a team high four shots on goal.  And the Ads dressed seven defensemen, so Grant Lewis was able to get some game time.  Good thing too — he was the primary assist on Begin’s goal.

While the Admirals power play woes continued (0 for 4), they kept the Stars off the board on all seven of their power plays, including another late game penalty….(And it wasn’t Begin this time either!)  Kelsey Wilson was guilty of a high-sticking infraction with 1:04 left in the game.

I’ll sum it up like this…..great to get these two points to get them back on track.  Just what the doctor ordered.

3 thoughts on “Shorthanded Ads Pitch Shutout Over Stars”

  1. I’m a Stars fan and season ticket holder who was at the game and for such a low-scoring affair it was fantastic. Dekanich was good in the 2-0 loss last week against us but he was outstanding last night; realistically, he and Bachman should have been awarded first and second stars, respectively.

    Milwaukee shut us out on home ice on the day after Thanksgiving last year as well, 2-0, although Dekanich was on the bench- Pickard earned that one.

  2. We watched the feed and it was a very good game. They played well. Grant Lewis and Gendur both looked good. The goal was a great set-up by Lewis. Hope they play that well tonight and tomorrow.

  3. KP — thanks for sharing. Low-scoring affairs can be more exciting than 5-4 barnburners sometimes…glad to hear it was a pretty good game. And interesting history note there!

    AdsandPredsfan — Glad to hear Lewis played well. I wish he had more of a chance to play, but the numbers game has been well documented. Gendur came over in the Shane O’Brien deal as a throw-in….maybe he can be a spark and stick around for awhile…

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