Chatterbox, Vol. 185

(Photo Credit: Darren Hauck)

It could have been another one of those wild “School Day” games that match the intensity level that the crowd provides but the Milwaukee Admirals ended up falling 5-3 to the Cleveland Monsters. The Admirals had a great start with lots of pace and energy that earned them power-play chances. Those power-plays were filled with sustained attacking pressure. But Anton Forsberg was solid throughout a scoreless opening period where the Admirals outshot the Monsters 9-3.

Perhaps that was a small sign that things could go poorly for the festivities but the offense out of nowhere for the Monsters mounted in the second period to a 3-0 lead and then they snagged an extra tally from John Ramage just 1:04 into the third period.

What you appreciate from that point until the very end is the same old Admirals resiliency that has shown up from the start of the season. The team bagged two consecutive power-play goals from their two hottest players and then proceeded to get on the board at even strength from the most unlikely of sources. They had 8:43 of regulation to find a fourth goal that could have completed the 4-0 comeback but it wasn’t enough time.

The great news is that there isn’t too long of a rest period on today’s result. The Admirals are back to work Friday and Saturday night. At the very least -again- you appreciate the way they finished today. If the Admirals can bottle up what they had towards the end of today’s game and play a full sixty-minutes that way – that’s when this year’s group could become special.

After the game I had the chance to speak with Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason. I also caught up with Petter Granberg, Pontus Åberg, and Trevor Smith. Here were today’s post-game interviews.

Comments on the comments? Are the Milwaukee Admirals incapable of playing a complete sixty-minutes of hockey this season? How important is it for the Admirals to get solid performances and results from both games this weekend?

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One thought on “Chatterbox, Vol. 185”

  1. Evason needs to tell the team that the worst offensive player and the worst defensive player in a game will flip a coin after the game. The loser sits out the next game. They need some kind of motivation to play for 60 minutes, versus the 40 or 20 or 10 that we are getting recently!

    This game it was Richard, who can’t keep the puck on his stick even for open ice, and Dougherty with a -3. The defense was AWFUL, but Dougherty was the worst D-man out there today. That was no small accomplishment in this game. People need to SIT if they can’t play properly!!!

    Put Army in the lineup. Play the guy with the broken arm, he couldn’t do any worse than Jack D.

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