Chatterbox, Vol. 176

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)
(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

The Milwaukee Admirals 3-2 overtime loss to the Rockford IceHogs is the sort of game that leaves a weird taste in the mouth. There were some missed opportunities that could have been capitalized on and misplays that allowed the IceHogs to produce. Despite that, the Admirals didn’t play a poor game by any stretch of the imagination. The “defense first” mentality was on display. I suppose it was just on display a bit too much.

Perhaps the best news of all here is that the Admirals don’t have to rest on that game for too long. The weekend’s three-in-three may have gotten off on a wrong step but that doesn’t mean it needs to turn into a stumble and fall. The Admirals have the Chicago Wolves in tomorrow night on home ice and can pay the IceHogs back in their own barn on Sunday. Bits and pieces of what the Admirals didn’t against the IceHogs last night worked well. They just need it on a consistent basis from start to finish – with a high emphasis being on how they start.

The Admirals record now rests at 26-16-3-2 (57 points, 0.606 points percentage). The Wolves won last night by a ludicrous 7-3 scoreline over the San Antonio Rampage. For the Admirals to start making ground on the the Wolves and Grand Rapids Griffins they do need to get things rolling sooner rather than later. If it means starting it with wins in the head-to-head department? Tomorrow would be a good time to start.

After the game I spoke with Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason. I also had the chance to hear from Kevin Fiala and Matt White. Here were their post-game comments.

Comments on the comments? Are you at all worried seeing the Milwaukee Admirals get results as tight as this against a team that has been rough all season such as the Rockford IceHogs? What changes need to be made to swing the last two-games of this weekend’s three-in-three?

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One thought on “Chatterbox, Vol. 176”

  1. The Coach said “pretty blatant interference down below our net…”. Amen, Coach, amen!
    The ref decided the game by not calling that Rockford penalty which led to the GWG.

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