Category: Game Recaps

Offensive Outburst; Ads Win 7-2

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus. Game Recap: Nicholas Hatch.)

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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The Rockford Sweep; Admirals Win 5-2

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 5-2 on the road against the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Friday night.

In the final game of the regular season against the IceHogs the Admirals managed to rally back and claim yet another win to secure a sweep of all five-games held in Rockford. The Admirals snapped the three-game losing skid behind a fabulous effort in net by Anders Lindbäck as well as two goal nights by Mark McNeill and Anthony Richard. The Admirals went 8-2-0-0 against the IceHogs this season.

“I think the first two periods we were nervous about the game,” suggested Anthony Richard. “We knew that was a huge game for us and for them too. I think we were squeezing our sticks a little bit too much and trying to make a nice play. We have to play a simple game for the rest of the season and in the third period we did that.”

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Falling Short; Admirals Lose 2-1

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 2-1 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Tuesday night.

The Admirals had won six of seven games following the NHL Trade Deadline. They have now lost three straight games in regulation while recording three goals and seeing their power-play go 0/12. Harry Zolnierczyk managed to score a shorthanded goal in the third period but the late push was too late to sway the result.

“We’re doing a lot of really, really good things – defensively,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason after the game. “We’re not giving anything up. The problem is we’re not getting anything. We had some real good opportunities, some real good looks, and again our power-play has to score a goal at one of those points. We have to capitalize on that and we didn’t.”

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Powerless; Admirals Lose 3-2 to Reign

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 3-2 on the road against the Ontario Reign at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday night.

On a night when results were such in the Central Division that the Admirals really needed a win to keep pace: they lost. The Admirals power-play went 0/6 tonight which includes a five-on-three chance of 1:45. Their inability to produce with the man advantage has hurt them this weekend.

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Shutout; Gulls Halt Admirals 2-0

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 2-0 on the road against the San Diego Gulls at the Valley View Casino Center on Friday night.

For the fifth time this season the Admirals were shutout. This was a solid effort for the Admirals. The difference was simply Reto Berra who earned a thirty-seven save shutout on the night as a Mike Liambas goal early in the second period proved to be enough.

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Because Why Not; Admirals Win 3-2 in Shootout

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 in a shootout on the road against the Stockton Heat at the Stockton Arena on Wednesday night.

Of the Admirals now 32 wins this season they have earned 10 wins exclusively by way of the shootout. They are now 10-1 in shootout contests with the likes of Justin Kirkland, Frédérick Gaudreau, and Anders Lindbäck shining again and again and again.

The Admirals never held a lead in this game until taking the victory in the shootout. Kirkland is now 9/10 in shootout attempts while Gaudreau is 5/9.

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Admirals Set Shootout Wins Record; Beat Rockford 2-1

8,166 fans filled the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Teddy Bear Toss night as the Milwaukee Admirals beat the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch. Game Recap: Nicholas Hatch.)

The Milwaukee Admirals won 2-1 in a shootout against the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The Admirals returned to winning ways tonight and did so again in a shootout. With the combination of Anders Lindbäck’s incredible night in net, and Justin Kirkland’s shootout magic, the Admirals set a record for the most shootout wins in a single AHL season with their ninth shootout victory.

“We didn’t have a lot of jump tonight,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason of the team’s energy level. “[The Rockford IceHogs] had a lot of jump. They’re a fast team, combined with fresh. It really was a challenge for our group. We’re really proud of the way the guys competed, battled. Obviously our goaltender was outstanding. We didn’t throw a lot of pucks at their net. Couldn’t really get to their net but we were able to persevere.

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Late Slip; Admirals Lose 4-3

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The Milwaukee Admirals lost 4-3 against the Chicago Wolves on Friday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The Admirals’ four-game winning streak came to an end on a late power-play goal by Zac Leslie. The late decision for boarding against Petter Granberg proved to be controversial and decisive. The Wolves pushed their winning streak to six games. It is the longest active winning streak in the AHL.

“It’s embarrassing that we’re even on the penalty kill,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason of the late boarding penalty against Petter Granberg. “Our guy pushes their guy and it’s a penalty with three-minutes left in a hockey game? It’s embarrassing. It can’t happen. It just can’t happen. I’d love to go in and rip our guys for being undisciplined and taking dumb penalties. That’s ridiculous. It’s not a penalty. It’s simply not a penalty in our level or any other level – especially in a 3-3 hockey game where he gets pushed to the boards and falls down. It’s a joke.”

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The Shootout Maestros; Admirals Beat Moose 3-2

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The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 in a shootout against the Manitoba Moose at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Wednesday morning.

Since the overhaul around the NHL Trade Deadline the Admirals have gone from losing three straight games to winning four straight games. This game was a grinder and the Admirals for the second time out finished off a shootout in style. The Admirals have gone 8-1 in the shootout this season. That is the most shootout wins in the league this season and ties the Admirals AHL record set back in the 2009-10 season.

“We have to play playoff hockey right now,” stated Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason. “We can’t wait for it to be here. This is our playoffs. We made a real emphasis after the deadline there after we got the players that we got that it’s playoff hockey for us. It has to be or else we’re out.”

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The Weekend Sweep; Ads Win Shootout 3-2

(Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch. Game Recap: Nicholas Hatch.)

The Milwaukee Admirals won 3-2 in a shootout against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Sunday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

For the second time in two months: the Admirals have swept a weekend three-in-three. The new-look Admirals now find themselves sitting in fifth place of the Central Division standings. Anders Lindbäck’s thirty-eight save effort stole the show tonight, forced overtime, and he and Anthony Richard closed out the shootout in style.

“[Lindbäck] has been -the- guy, not our guy, -the- guy,” said Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason of his goaltender. “And he continues to do that. We just feel so confident in him. He’s been everything on and off the ice.”

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