Ads Take Another on the Chin from the Wolves, fall 4-2

Milwaukee’s first three wins this season against Chicago are quickly becoming a distant memory.

Instead Saturday night represented the Admirals their third straight loss to Wolves, this time falling 4-2 to Chicago at Allstate Arena.

Other than the location the game played out in much the same fashion as Milwaukee’s previous two losses to the Wolves.

In the first period the Wolves built up a 3-1 lead, chasing Admirals starting goaltender Atte Engren. Joel Champaign scored Milwaukee’s only goal of the period.

Early in the third period Taylor Beck got the Admirals back within two goals, but Wolves goaltender Matt Climie shut the door from that point forward.

Other than a 23-shot second period, the game featured few highlights for Milwaukee. Three of the Admirals top players, Chris Mueller, Gabriel Bourque and Ryan Ellis all finished as -2s. And Chicago scored a pair of power play goals against a Milwaukee penalty kill that continues to struggle.

The only other moment of significance in the game for Milwaukee came from former Admiral Darren Hayder, who with his first period assist, reached 700 career points in the AHL. Haydar is just the 22nd player ever to do so.

So Roundtable . . . Another tough pill to swallow for Milwaukee against Chicago. What can the Admirals do differently against the Wolves? Was tonight just an example of poor Milwaukee goaltending? Or is Chicago starting to click under new head coach Craig MacTavish? Any love for Haydar’s remarkable accomplishment?

3 thoughts on “Ads Take Another on the Chin from the Wolves, fall 4-2”

  1. Not comfortable with our goalie situation. If anything happens to Smith, we’re done! Engren hasn’t met expectations and Pick can’t get it done in Cinci…I’m scared!

  2. Agreed. I had higher hopes for Engren. Perhaps he’s just one of those goalies who needs to play in order to get in his groove? Either way, if he can’t play full games, Smith is going to get overworked and exhausted before the end of the year. :(

    And I wouldn’t say Chicago is finding their groove. They just lost the night before to Rockford and according to Wolfkeeper’s forum, the team was horrible.We’re just not playing well it seems.

  3. I wouldn’t mind swapping Chet and Atte

    The wolfkeeper forum people would say they are awful even if they are winning the cup. They had, however, not won in 5 straight coming into Saturday night.

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