Thang Scores In Final Seconds, Admirals Finally Clinch 1st

Playing their final road game of the regular season, the Admirals finally were able to clinch 1st place in the division, after a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Peoria Rivermen Saturday night.

After blowing a 3-1 lead in 41 seconds late in the 2nd period, and after only getting two shots on Jake Allen in the 3rd period, Ryan Thang scored on the third shot of the period — finishing a two-on-one rush with a shot that beat Allen five-hole with 6.5 seconds left in the game.

Gabriel Bourque was scratched, and Ben Ryan made his pro debut.

We’ll have more on the game Sunday morning….. but feel free to leave your celebration of choice in the comments section.

Huzzah!

9 thoughts on “Thang Scores In Final Seconds, Admirals Finally Clinch 1st”

  1. So no Dex-Show for the playoffs. He was the one guy I felt we couldn’t afford to lose if we were going to make a run.

  2. Congratulations to the Admirals. They have been home so often the past few weeks that they probably needed road game to get going again. They got the win and broke the 100 point mark. With the shuffling of the lineups because of callups, injuries, ATOs, and PTOs, Coach Lane Lambert and Assistant Coach Ian Herbers deserve a lot of praise. Best of Luck in the playoffs.

  3. Glorioski Sandy, after three empty games on home ice, it took a road trip, but they pulled it off.

    Congrats to the team, coaches and staff for their accomplishment of garnering the first level of accomplishment.

    Carry on.

  4. Since the Admirals haven’t lost on the road in regulation since January 13, can we defer home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs?

  5. The Milwaukee Admirals set a new AHL record on Saturday by winning 4-3 at Peoria. Milwaukee has gone 16 road games in a row without losing in regulation. This points streak propelled Milwaukee to the Western Conference regular season title. They will have home ice advantage in the playoffs until the league finals, if they get that far.

    Congrats to Coach Lane Lambert and the Admirals on another 100 point season!

  6. highlights courtesy of Cleve’s World at the Peoria Star Newspaper

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T7GYIAzhbs&feature=player_embedded

    Looks like first admirals goal was right place right time, great positioning for Mueller.

    First Peoria goal was a rocket one timer, not many AHL goalies are gonna stop that.

    Admirals 2nd goal…hey look what happens when you put shots to the net! Great garbage goal by Flynn. Great way to answer quickly before the Peoria goal was even announced. Good shot by Foss.

    GREAT pass by Mueller on the Ads third goal, finding a wide open Conacher on the backdoor. Has anyone mentioned how little Conacher looks? He might be the smallest Admiral since Jason Guerriero.

    Rivs 2nd goal was a great tick tack toe play, Smith didn’t have much of a shot on that one either. Their third goal was just a great screen in front. Maybe the guy was there a little late to be a screen, but he definitely ran some interferance to get Smith looking his way and miss the blast from the point.

    And as for the regular season, Western Conference Championship clinching goal…..man I bet nobody saw that coming. Play is in the Peoria offensive end with under 20 seconds to go and Thanger just picks one off, goes down on a 2 on 1, keeps it (preventing any stupid chaos from happening) and buries it between Allen’s legs. Thanks Akim Aliu!

  7. I think Bourque was kept out as a precaution Saturday, after taking a puck to the leg in the 3rd period on Friday. Today’s game is pretty meaningless, and it wouldn’t surprise me if Coach decides to rest him in preparation for the games that matter. But we’ll see what they elect to do. It’d give Conacher the chance to play with Mueller some more, and that worked pretty well last night.

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