The Admirals were able to win a thrilling game against the diabolical Rockford IceHogs Friday night. They won 6-5 in a shootout and improved their record to 28-20-6-6 (68 points) overall. The Ads are still in fourth place in the Midwest Division – and are also still on the eighth place in the Western Conference. Every single point counts for them right now. That’s why this shootout victory, even for the extra point, was all the more sweet.
As always, I spoke with Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. I also decided to get as many players as I could following this game – as there was much to talk about. Who did I get? In order of appearance: Marek Mazanec, Patrick Cehlin, Calle Jarnkrok, Mathieu Tousignant, and Francis Wathier.
Here is what the gang all had to say following the shootout win.
Dean Evason on his selection of Tousignant to lead off the shootout:
Evason’s thoughts of winning a shootout:
Evason talks about the wild first period:
Evason’s thoughts on Salomaki at Center and Watson at Right Wing:
Evason chats up Calle Jarnkrok:
Evason provides an update on Simon Moser and Joonas Jarvinen:
Marek Mazanec talks about the shootout:
Mazanec on having a shootout win in the bag:
Mazanec’s thoughts of the first period:
Patrick Cehlin on how he felt returning to the ice:
Cehlin’s thoughts of the Swedish line combo with Jarnkrok and Forsberg:
Cehlin on the fears of being targeted again by the IceHogs following last weekend:
Cehlin talks about the first period:
Calle Jarnkrok’s thoughts on the game:
Jarnkrok and I chat up the Super Swedes line:
Mathieu Tousignant on his shootout attempt:
Tousignant’s thoughts on Rockford seeking him out in the early goings of the game:
Tousignant on how fun it is to play in games like these past few against Rockford:
Francis Wathier talks about his first career goal as an Admiral:
Wathier describes the adjustment process of joining the team:
Wathier on how beneficial it has been to play alongside Mark Van Guilder:
Wathier and I talk San Antonio Rampage:
Comments on the comments? Any interesting snippets from Dean Evason tonight? Any other thoughts from the game?