While Michael Latta was serving a hooking penalty in the overtime period, Darren Haydar scored the game winning goal, as the Wolves edged the Admirals 2-1 Saturday night in suburban Chicago.
Haydar’s shot went over Chet Pickard’s shoulder, and was the only shot that beat him in his 31:57 time on ice in relief of Atte Engren.
Engren gave up the first goal after a Milwaukee defender turned the puck over right behind the net. Engren stopped the other 11 shots he faced.
Taylor Beck scored the lone Admiral goal with a wrist shot from the near circle on the power play that beat Matt Climie five-hole with 5:24 left in the 3rd period. The Admirals had a power play goal in each of their pre-season games.
Coach Muller and Herbie will probably be making some roster decisions on the busride back to Milwaukee. Word is that Nashville is also likely to make some cuts tonight, so I expect we’ll have some more news to share in the next 24 hours…whenever the press releases get…um…..released.