Category: Game Recaps

One Final Roller Coaster; Admirals Lose 4-2 to Iowa

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 4-2 against the Iowa Wild on Saturday night at the UW-Milwaukee Arena.

In the final game of the 2017-18 season the Wild spoiled the Admirals party in front of a sellout crowd. The game tilted on a controversial non-call for a high stick by Matt Caito on Anthony Richard which was followed by a Gustav Bouramman goal seconds later. The Wild were able to maintain a lead until the finish and take fifth place in the Central Division from the Admirals.

“Our frustration level was pretty high,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “We made some mistakes obviously that ended up in our net. It’s just a frustrating end to an up-and-down season.”

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Blanked; Admirals Shutout 3-0 in Iowa

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 3-0 on the road against the Iowa Wild at the Wells Fargo Arena on Friday night.

For the sixth time this season the Admirals were shutout. C.J. Motte was in net for the Wild and stopped all twenty-six shots he faced tonight. The Admirals will look for better tomorrow night against the Wild on home ice as they complete the 2017-18 season.

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Eliminated; Admirals Lose Shootout 4-3 to Chicago

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 4-3 in a shootout against the Chicago Wolves on Tuesday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

It was going to take a lot for the Admirals to extend their playoff hopes to the weekend. As Harry Zolnierczyk scored a dramatic game-trying goal with 29.6 seconds remaining the Rockford IceHogs scored into an empty net to secure a win and the fourth and final playoff spot in the Central Division. The Admirals are officially eliminated from playoff contention with two games remaining in the 2017-18 season.

“Obviously we’re disappointed that we didn’t get the win,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “But obviously Rockford won as soon as we got back in. We would have been out anyway.”

“What we really liked clearly is our no quit. We’ve talked about this all year basically how our group does not quit. They did not tonight, did all the right things. Fell short. We’re really disappointed to not be playing in the playoffs.”

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Stayin’ Alive; Admirals Win 3-2 in Overtime

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 in overtime against the Iowa Wild at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Sunday evening.

A late goal by Fred Allard helped force overtime in a chippy contest against the Wild. After a rough and tumble moment earlier in the night it seemed destined for Trevor Smith to score on Niklas Svedberg. He did and did so in overtime. The Admirals playoff hopes remain alive.

“[Fred Allard] made a great shot and I think when that happened that sure sparked us up and lifted up the spirits on the bench,” said Milwaukee Admirals forward Justin Kirkland after the game. “We knew we need these two points. We’re fighting for our lives. Great play by [Jimmy Oligny] there to get [Trevor Smith] the puck and good finish by him going to the net.”

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Hanging By A Thread; Admirals Fall 5-1 in Chicago

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 5-1 on the road against the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena on Saturday night.

Thanks to a three-goal comeback that saw the Texas Stars rally back in the third period to defeat the Rockford IceHogs: the Admirals remain alive by the slimmest of margins.

Tonight’s game saw the Wolves demonstrate drive in their pursuit of the Central Division crown. The Admirals remain alive by a single point. They must now run the table and hope the IceHogs don’t gain a point until the end of the regular season.

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Not Dead Yet; Admirals Win 6-3

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 6-3 against the Cleveland Monsters at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Wednesday night.

A four-goal first period by the Admirals kicked-started the offensive attack en route to a 6-3 win to keep their playoff hopes alive. With a six-goal performance from the offense, and a solid showing from Troy Grosenick, the Admirals find themselves maintaining pace with a Rockford IceHogs team that won tonight in San Antonio.

“The first period was real good,” stated Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “It could have been a game where we maybe weren’t as up as we should be for. But we knew that [Cleveland] were going to play loose and play hard. They always do. So we were happy with our start.”

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Shooting It Out Again; Admirals Outlast Wolves 4-3

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 4-3 in a shootout on the road against the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena on Tuesday night.

After a frantic six-goal first period between the Admirals and Wolves: this game ended up needing a shootout. It has oddly been the Admirals bread and butter this season. The lone shootout goal would be picked up by the Admirals captain Trevor Smith as Anders Lindbäck denied all three attempts. The Admirals are now 11-1 in the shootout in 2017-18.

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Punishing Mistakes; Griffins Top Admirals 6-2

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 6-2 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Saturday night.

The Admirals came out of the gates strong and took a 2-0 lead before allowing six unanswered goals to the Griffins. The win tonight for the Griffins meant a season sweep of all games played in Milwaukee. The result comes as the Rockford IceHogs earned a 5-3 comeback win tonight against the San Jose Barracuda to extend their advantage in fourth place of the Central Division.

“I honestly don’t know,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason of why the Grand Rapids Griffins have the Admirals number. “We have tried to adjust. Some teams you just don’t match up very well against. And I don’t know because it has been over the years it’s not like it is just this team. Hopefully we will see them in the playoffs and we will figure it out.”

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Power & Fury; Admirals Beat Stars 5-3

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 5-3 against the Texas Stars at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Friday night.

The Admirals power-play had been struggling for a long stretch in recent weeks. Tonight the Admirals scored three power-play goals as Anders Lindbäck fought off waves of shots by the Stars early. The Admirals are now on a three-game winning streak. And Lindbäck has become the eighth Admirals goaltender in team history to record thirty wins in a single season.

“I looked at it before the game and I saw that opportunity was there,” smiled Anders Lindbäck. “I think that’s good. It says I’ve been playing well this year and been giving the team a chance to win every night.”

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Offensive Outburst; Ads Win 7-2

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 7-2 against the Iowa Wild at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Sunday night.

It took the Admirals sixteen seconds to get the jump on a tired Wild team. That set the tone for a Sunday thrashing that saw the Admirals put up a touchdown and smack home the extra point for good measure. Anders Lindbäck did his part again but the Admirals secured one of their better outings of the season in style to close within two points of the Wild.

“We played good, there’s no question, but we caught a team playing three-in-three,” stated Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “They didn’t have the jump, especially early, and we were able to start correctly. I think we were able to take them out of the game early because they didn’t have the jump.”

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