Author: Daniel Lavender

Editor-in-Chief of Admirals Roundtable

Chatterbox, Vol. 232

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I suppose we can all be thankful that the Milwaukee Admirals are back to winning ways after last night’s 3-2 shootout win over the Cleveland Monsters. It was a challenging game but one that appeared to really sharpen up the Admirals by night’s end. What’s important is to see the Admirals two game skid come to an end. Now what will be important is finding ways to build off of it moving forward this weekend.

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Shootout; Admirals Win 3-2 Over the Monsters

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 in a shootout against the Cleveland Monsters at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Wednesday night.

For the first time this season the Admirals played in overtime. One better, this game required a shootout to decide things. The Admirals saw a 2-0 lead go away but the two who shined the brightest on the night, Anders Lindbäck and Bobby Butler, would polish off the victory in the shootout tonight. The win stops a two game skid for the Admirals.

“We were real happy with the way our compete was tonight,” commented Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “We systematically weren’t as good as we’ve been. Our structure was a little loose. Thank goodness [Lindbäck] was outstanding.”

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Monsters: Scouting the Enemy

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Take #3! The Milwaukee Admirals are opening up a three-game homestand tonight. They first must solve a puzzle that has stumped them the past two games – the Cleveland Monsters. The Admirals will be doing this without previous NHL caliber names that they had last week in Cleveland: Juuse Saros, Pontus Åberg, and Frédérick Gaudreau. They won’t have Yakov Trenin due to injury. And Trevor Smith and Pierre-Cédric Labrie are questionable due to injury. Despite all of that: can the Admirals avoid losing three straight games for the first time this season?

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Admirals Roundup Podcast: Episode 1

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You asked for it. You continued asking for it. And now you finally get it. The Admirals Roundup Podcast is here with your host Daniel Lavender and co-host Larry Smith. In the inaugural episode we discuss the start to the 2017-18 season for the Milwaukee Admirals and have a featured conversation with Frédérick Gaudreau courtesy of The Real Estate Center and Homes For Heroes. Plus, the music featured on the podcast is brought to you by The Aches.

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Power Outage; Admirals Fall 3-1 in Cleveland

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 3-1 on the road against the Cleveland Monsters at the Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night.

Perhaps the story of this game was summed up in the opening period: the Admirals power-play was off, the Monsters penalty kill was excellent. The Admirals failed on all six chances on the man-advantage tonight. Joonas Korpisalo for the Monsters was seconds away from perfection on the night. And the Admirals have dropped consecutive games for the first time since the overlap from October to November.

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Cleveland Clunker; Ads Lose 5-3

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 5-3 on the road against the Cleveland Monsters at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night.

This was an incredibly sloppy game on the part of the Admirals. The Monsters entered this game as the second lowest scoring team in the AHL and they skated circles around the Admirals in the second period to mark a rude “Welcome Back” to Juuse Saros. Since the start of November, a seven game stretch, the Admirals have been on a run of loss-win-loss. Consistency in execution is lacking right now.

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Monsters: Scouting the Enemy

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THREE FOUR. And, now that the Drew Carey Show theme song has been properly placed, let’s get right into discussing the Cleveland Monsters for the first time in the 2017-18 season. The Milwaukee Admirals haven’t seen them through the first month of play but are about to get incredibly familiar with them.

Tonight and Saturday night these two lock horns at the Quicken Loans Arena. Both then travel back for a Wednesday night tilt at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. It’s one thing to see the Rockford IceHogs every other game. It’s another thing to outright see the same team three consecutive games in the regular season. This could get fun.

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Joonas Lyytinen Reassigned to Norfolk

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Ahead of the Milwaukee Admirals road trip to Cleveland they have made a roster move. Joonas Lyytinen has been reassigned to the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). At this moment it is likely that the Finnish defenseman will only be down for the duration of the road trip. That would mean Lyytinen logging up to three games as Norfolk work a three-in-three on home ice starting Thursday night.

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