Admirals Leave Texas with Two-Step
Nov 27, 2007
The Milwaukee Admirals scored three goals in a 5:01 span in the third period to knock off the San Antonio Rampage in Texas, 5-4.
The win was Milwaukee's second in a row and avenged a 7-0 loss at San Antonio Saturday.
Janne Niskala carried the puck off the boards at the right point, moved to his left and fired a shot that went through the legs of Rampage goalie Alex Auld to get the Admirals within one at 4-3. Niskala's fifth goal of the season was assisted by Ryan Maki and Matt Ellison at 9:57 of the third.
Cal O'Reilly set up the tying goal just 36 seconds later as he carried the puck into the San Antonio zone on the left wing. O'Reilly sent a pass to Kevin Klein who was trailing the play at the right point. Klein then fired a pass into the slot where Dave Scatchard, crashing to the net in transition, deflected the puck over Auld's right shoulder for his first goal as an Admiral.
Milwaukee scored what proved to be the game winning goal at 14:58 when Mike Santorelli sent a pass from behind the San Antonio net to Rich Peverley in the slot. Peverley's one-timer hit the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season. John Vigilante also recorded an assist.
Milwaukee had scored first in the game when Antti Pihlstrom scored a power play goal at 9:22 of the first. O'Reilly, from the right wing boards, fed Cody Franson in the slot. Franson's shot went wide to the right post but bounced off the back wall right to Pihlstrom for his team leading eighth goal of the season (fourth on the power play).
The Rampage tied the game just 14 seconds later as joey Tenute beat Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot.
Milwaukee took the 2-1 lead at 2:05 of the second when Vigilante flipped a pass to the middle of the Rampage blue line for Peverley. As the San Antonio defender converged upon Peverley, he flipped a backhanded pass to Santorelli who beat Auld with a quick wrister for his seventh goal of the season.
San Antonio proceeded to score the next three goals in a span of 3:13, which set a franchise record for quickest three goals. Joel Perrault scored at 9:15 of the second, Brian Helmer at 10:27 and Curtis Fraser completed the Rampage scoring at 12:28.
Rinne turned aside 27 shots for his ninth win of the season.
Milwaukee plays at Quad City Friday at 7 p.m.