Remember that huge paddle save Jeremy Smith made last night against Ian Schultz?
Call it a momentum starter.
Jeremy Smith played VERY well and gave Jonathan Cheechoo nightmares all night long, as the Admirals handed the Peoria Rivermen their first shutout of the season. 2-0 was the final.
Aaron Sims tweeted that Cheechoo should have had five goals tonight.
Michael Latta recorded his first goal since coming back from his injury, and it turned out to be all the offense the Admirals needed. His backhand of a rebound on the power play gave Milwaukee the lead they wouldn’t give up.
Something about the Admirals power play lately….they score quickly. Took just 20 seconds last night. They’ve had a few go in recently with shots from the point right off the faceoff. Latta’s took just seven seconds tonight.
Joel Champagne had a wrister that went over Jake Allen’s glove with 8:03 left in the third period. But Mark Van Guilder was the guy who made the play, as he pick-pocketed Mark Cundari.
Peoria’s power play has been good against the Admirals all season, but went 0-5 tonight.
Milwaukee wins the season series with a 7-5 record. The Admirals won the first five, lost the next five, and then won the last two.
Rochester won in a shootout, and Lake Erie lost in a shootout.
Hershey did us a favor and came from behind to beat Charlotte in regulation.
Rockford did us another favor…winning their second game against Houston in as many days. Carter Hutton was in net for both games…..so he might not be the guy we see tomorrow. Or he might be. We’ll see. Just like Jeremy Smith might not be the guy we see tomorrow. Or he might be. We’ll see. (Wow, what great hard-hitting analysis there….)
See you tomorrow for the matinee. Anyone bringing their dog?