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