Styx put on a great show.
And the Admirals put on a great show.
Our official gamer from yesterday is here….but today we’re posting some post-game audio and giving you the chance to re-live the six goals.
It started with a perfectly placed shot by Zack Stortini.
And then to capitalize on the 5-on-3 power play? That’s a big deal.
First the Coach….then the goal.
The Wolves brought some more energy in the second period, and were the better team for the majority of the frame I’d say. But a hot goalie can make a difference.
First the Coach, then the save of the game, and then some thoughts from Smitty.
I like that Smitty gives some credit to assistant coach Stan Drulia for helping him stay sharp.
And then Ben Ryan got into the act. He had actually been having a pretty good night. He had some good chances, including being part of a 2-on-0 rush against Climie with Taylor Beck. Beck’s pass was bouncy (Thanks for the high quality ice, Marquette basketball), and Ryan couldn’t quite finish the play. But he finished this next one. Frankly, I’m surprised he was so wide open to get the tip and then the poke.
In the third period, Kevin Henderson got in the act. He was promoted off of his PTO contract earlier this week, and scored his first goal as an Admiral early in the third period to make it a 4-0 lead.
Here’s Coach Herbers on the play of Ryan and Henderson.
What I find interesting is that Herbie says that Ryan will need to string some of these good outings together, even though Ryan seems like an odd-man out when it comes to the clear day roster. Does Henderson have a chance? Maybe. Brodie Dupont was a scratch last night. If Henderson does make the clear day roster, maybe it would be at Dupont’s expense?
Chris Mueller had this power play goal…. It was one of those nights when they got the bounces going their way.
And then Kevin Henderson wrapped this one up with a short-handed goal. Climie I think usually makes that save…but Adam Polasek is really the one who blew the play.
Henderson is happy to be here and contributing. And he talks a little bit about the injury that kept him sidelined for so long this season.
Like I said in the post yesterday….it’s nice to get a laugher every now and then. But there’s plenty more work to be done. If the season ended today, we’d be out of the playoffs. But 12 of their last 19 games are against teams that are currently ahead of them in the standings. The whole 4-point-game concept is the old cliche, but that’s what most of these will be. It’ll be a sprint to the end.