Kadri Sours St. Patrick’s Day, Spoils Admirals Comeback Bid Against Toronto

Toronto Marlies forward Nazem Kadri had no interest in allowing the Admirals a second straight comeback win.

The former 2009 first-round draft pick’s game-winning goal with just over three minutes left in regulation thwarted Milwaukee’s attempt at back-to-back come from behind victories. Toronto spoiled St. Patrick’s Day for Milwaukee with 3-2 victory at Ricoh Coliseum.

It was Kadri’s second goal of the game. The first in the opening minute of the middle frame gave Toronto a 2-0 edge. After Admirals Mark Van Guilder and Scott Ford couldn’t handle a long rebound from Engren, Kadri buried the loose change.

The Marlies grabbed their first lead 13:51 into the first period as Ryan Hamilton scored his 23rd goal of the season by wiring a point blank blast past Admirals goaltender Atte Engren.

Admirals forward Brodie Dupont got Milwaukee back into the game with a goal 52 seconds before the end of the second period (his third on the weekend). Ryan Flynn setup the play, wrapping the puck around and taking a backhanded shot. Dupont fought his way through a pile of bodies to bang in the rebound. Kyle Wilson’s 18th goal of the year tied things at 2 piece with just over 12 minutes to play in the game. After Jon Blum hit Wilson in stride with a 150-foot stretch pass, Wilson turned to his side and slammed home a backhander on a beautiful effort.

However, unlike the night prior Milwaukee was unable to complete the heroics and pull off the win as Kadri closed the door on the Admirals comeback bid with his 2-on-1 deflection goal la.

Engren stopped 23 of 26 Toronto shots to take the loss, while Jussi Rynnas made 24 saves to earn the victory for the Marlies.

The loss drops Milwaukee to 31-27-2-2, good enough for 66 points. The Admirals remain in 11th place, five points behind eighth place Lake Erie.

To watch highlights of the game click here. To read the Milwaukee Admirals recap here. Finally, check out the official AHL game sheet here.

So Roundtable . . . Two out of four points on the weekend makes the road to the playoffs that much tougher. However, did you see any positives in the team’s resiliency all weekend? Or were these efforts too little to late?

5 thoughts on “Kadri Sours St. Patrick’s Day, Spoils Admirals Comeback Bid Against Toronto”

  1. The Admirals need 20 points in the last 14 games to make the playoffs. Not getting a point hurts!

  2. Why is Jack Mclellen up with Nashville? I don’t know if he could be helping us but shouldn’t he be suiting up for us instead of sitting in the press box every night? I am not holding out much hope for this season but its nice to see that Dupont is starting to produce. Someone not named Mueller or Wilson has to. Thang and MVG are still invisible and Latta hasn’t done anything as of yet since coming back.

  3. Griffin : Jack MacLellan signed a NHL contract therefore he is no longer a amateur coming out of college . He can’t be added to the Admiral’s roster this time of year. (clear-day).

  4. Thank you for the info Sioux62. That seems odd to me but I understand. I just read that Radulov is coming back to Nashville too. Why don’t they call up Mueller and Wilson and hog all of our forwards for the rest of the year.

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