Hope everyone had a great holiday yesterday.
The Admirals scored two more power play goals, and that’s all they needed, defeating the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 Sunday evening.
The last four Admiral goals have come with the man-advantage.
After a scoreless 1st period, Blake Geoffrion converted 9:09 into the second, unleashing a one-time snapshot from the near face-off dot, after taking a feed from Jon Blum. It was Blake’s second goal of the year, and second on the power play.
Just 1:27 later on another power play, Jon Blum scored his fourth of the year, and second in as many games. After the Ads lost the opening power play face-off and had to regroup in their own zone, they were able to set up shot in the offensive zone. Roman Josi’s pass to Blum at the center of the point gave him a shooting lane, and his blast beat goaltender Alec Richards stick-side.
Another controvercial goaltender interference call, with the Admirals as beneficiaries. With three seconds left in the game and already on a power play after Matt Halischuk was called for Yonking, Ryan Potulny was called for G.A. while engaged with Steve Begin.
The Admirals didn’t need to call anyone up to replace Linus Klasen on the roster, because the previously-alluded-to Matt Halischuk was able to return to action for the first time in awhile. Halischuk had one shot on goal, and was assessed that untimely Yonking penalty.
Aaron Johnson missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury, allowing Grant Lewis to get some ice time.
Day off Monday, rematch with the IceHogs Tuesday at the Bradley Center.
As for Klasen…He had 16:21 of ice time, and his one shot on goal was one of 32 that didn’t beat Jaroslav Halak. Blues win 2-0 over Preds. Klasen was not on ice for the even strength goal in the 2nd period or the empty netter in the 3rd. Linus played along side Goc and Kostitsyn, and accounts say that he wasn’t out of place.