The Admirals were able to extend their road point streak to 19 games, but they ended with an unsatisfying 2-1 shootout loss to Abbotsford.
Ryan Thang tied the game at 1 in the second period with a quick wrist shot during a 2-1 rush, but he was run into the boards soon as he released, and went into the boards head first. He left the ice on his own power after staying down for a couple minutes, but he did not return. Paul Byron received five for boarding, and a game misconduct.
On the post-game broadcast, Coach Herbers did not have anything specific to say about Thang’s injury when asked by Aaron Sims.
In the shootout, Coach Muller sent out the only person that didn’t score in the previous shootout to lead things off — Victor Bartley.
Bartley, Wilson, Bourque, and Ellis failed to convert. Puustinen did.
Rematch is tonight.