Daigneault Stars Again
Nov 9, 2007
Maxime Daigneault turned aside 22 shots and Antti Pihlstrom notched a goal and an assist as the Milwaukee Admirals beat the Manitoba Moose Friday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2-1.
It was a week ago that Pihlstrom scored one of three Milwaukee power play goals as the Admirals held a 3-0 lead over the Moose at the Bradley Center in the first half of the game. Manitoba, however, avoided the penalty box the rest of the way and went on to a 6-3 win.
This time around, Pihlstrom again had his offensive game working. He scored the first goal of the game with a wrist shot that beat Cory Schneider’s glove from the right circle at 9:24 of the first period. Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson were awarded assists on the 4-on-4 goal. The goal tied Pihlstrom with Santorelli for the team lead in goals with five.
Pihlstrom assisted on the eventual game-winner when he sent a pass from just inside the Moose blueline to right wing Matt Ellison. Ellison dropped the puck atop the right circle for Rich Peverley, whose slapshot beat Schneider high to the stick side. It was Peverley’s third goal of the year.
The big story of the night, however, was the play of the Admirals goalie. Making just his second appearance of the season, Daigneault shined again as he made four big saves in the opening minutes of the game to set the tone for the win. In two games, Daigneault has allowed just one goal, stopping 49 of 50 shots (98%). He allowed a goal to Mason Raymond with 13:28 left in the game to make things close.
Milwaukee improved to 8-3-1-0 with the win.
The Admirals and Moose meet again Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in Manitoba.