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Going into Milwaukee’s Saturday night game at Charlotte, the Admirals streak of gaining at least a point in road games stood at an AHL record 23 and counting.
The evening affair also marked a notable moment in the history books as Milwaukee played the franchise’s first ever AHL game in North Carolina’s largest city.
Perhaps that meant too much history collided on one night because the Checkers proved to be unwelcoming hosts by ending Milwaukee’s run at 24 in row with a 3-2 win.
Chris Mueller scored a pair of goals for Milwaukee in the loss, but his first and third period power play tallies were sandwiched around two goals by the always dangerous Zach Boychuk of Charlotte and a single score effort from Checkers winger Chris Terry.
Admirals netminder Jeremy Smith was handed the loss making 21 saves on 24 shots, while the Checkers Mike Murphy goes into the record books as the goaltender who ended the streak with 28 saves on 30 shots.
Milwaukee will not get much time to sulk about the loss. The Admirals will rematch against Charlotte Sunday afternoon at 1 P.M. after 6,516 people at Time Warner Cable Arena witnessed the history breaking/making night.
So Roundtable . . . In your humble opinion, what went wrong Saturday night? Does this loss get the streak monkey off Milwaukee’s backs? Can the Admirals put together another run of this nature?
(You can see the full set here. Thanks Stephanie!)