Admirals Sweep Out Ontario
Dec 9, 2007
Antti Pihlstrom and Cal O'Reilly scored goals and Pekka Rinne stopped 30 of 31 Toronto shots to give the Admirals a 2-1 win Sunday at Toronto.
The Admirals defeated Hamilton the previous night by the same score.
After a scoreless first period, the Admirals got on the board early in the second when Antti Pihlstrom flew past Toronto defenseman Derek Walser and slid the puck between the legs of Marlies goalie Scott Clemmensen. The 4-on-4 goal was the team-leading tenth of the season, and second in as many games, for Pihlstrom. Jason Guerriero and Mark Matheson notched the assists for Milwaukee.
Toronto tied the game with .1 seconds left in the second period as Milwaukee had difficulty clearing the puck from its own net. Ben Ondrus slapped the puck past Rinne for the only blemish on an otherwise spectacular game for the Milwaukee goalie.
The Admirals got the game winner at 14:06 of the third period. Oliver Setzinger threw a hit on a Marlies defenseman behind the Toronto net. He kept his speed all the way around the rim and was able to hold the puck, which he jarred loose, at the right point. Setzinger slapped a pass to Cal O'Reilly in the right circle, where he directed the puck to Guerriero. Guerriero gave it right back to O'Reilly, who unleashed a wrist shot past Clemmensen for his sixth goal of the season. Guerriero and Setzinger recorded the assists.
Rinne stopped all 13 Maries shots in the third period.
Milwaukee improved to 13-8-1-1 on the season, a .609 winning percentage.
The Admirals return home for a Tuesday night game against the Iowa Stars. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center.