Admirals Run Over by Rampage
Nov 24, 2007
The Milwaukee Admirals did something Saturday the team hadn't done this season...lose three straight games. San Antonio pounded the Admirals in Texas, 7-0.
The seven goals are the most allowed in a game this season by Milwaukee. The game marked the second time this season the Admirals had been shutout by an opponent. The other time was Oct. 31 at Iowa.
Maxime Daigneault got the start in goal for Milwaukee, just his third appearance of the year. In his previous two he had stopped 49 of 50. He had no such luck Saturday.
San Antonio scored at 3:02 of the first period when Daigneault tried to poke the puck away from former Admirals forward Chris Durno. Durno knocked the puck behind the Milwaukee net, skated to the left post and passed to Josh Gratton who was able to convert before Daigneault could get back in position.
Rampage center Joel Perrault scored the next two goals, both on the power play. The first was at 5:25 of the first period, the next at 14:25 of the first to give San Antonio a 3-0 lead.
Alex Leavitt scored a power play goal at 7:17 of the second on a quick stuff from behind the net. That goal sent Daigneault to the bench in favor of Pekka Rinne.
San Antonio scored three even-strength goals in the third period: Joey Tenute at 1:39, Gratton (from Durno, again) at 6:30 and Bill Thomas at 7:08.
Daigneault stopped nine of 13 shots, Rinne turned aside nine of 12.
Milwaukee's power play woes continued. The Admirals, who went 0-6 in the game, are now 3-37 in the last seven games.
The Admirals penalty kill is also struggling. Milwaukee has killed just four of ten opposing power plays in the lat two games. San Antonio was 3-4 Saturday.
Milwaukee plays at Houston Sunday at 4 p.m. The Admirals will be back at San Antonio Tuesday at 7 p.m.