Milwaukee Gets Tricked Again
Jan 5, 2008
Milwaukee, WI— Former Milwaukee Admiral Darren Haydar scored a hat trick as the Chicago Wolves topped the Admirals 6-3 before a season-high crowd of 13,843 at the Bradley Center on Saturday night. The loss was the sixth in the past seven games for Milwaukee and it was the second time in the last ten days that a Wolf has posted a hat trick against the Ads.
A chippy first period featured seven penalties and five power-play opportunities between the two clubs, but neither squad could find the back of the net. The Admirals finished the stanza with 11 shots and the Wolves posted eight, but Milwaukee's Pekka Rinne and Chicago's Ondrej Pavelec stopped all comers.
The Admirals would grab a brief lead when Matt Ellison deflected an Alexander Sulzer shot while Milwaukee was on the power play at the 6:46 mark of the second. However, Chicago would respond with three goals, including two by Haydar, in a four minute span to give the Wolves a 3-1 advantage.
Rich Peverley would pull the Ads to within one when he picked up his eighth goal of the season with 2:45 left to play in the second. With the Admirals on the power-play, Peverley was stationed at the half-wall and took a Sulzer pass, skated to the right face-off dot, and fired a wrister that beat Pavelec over his right shoulder.
Haydar’s hat trick was completed when he bounced on a loss puck in the low slot at 3:03 of the third period to give Chicago a 4-2 lead. Josh Langfeld posted his eighth goal of the season at the 6:18 mark of the third to pull the Admirals within a goal. Milwaukee continued to apply pressure in the Chicago zone, but they could not convert any chances and Steve Martins iced the game for Chicago with a goal at 16:28.
Peverley posted a goal and an assist for the Admirals, while Sulzer chipped in with a pair of assists. The goal for Langfeld was his fourth marker in his last five games.
The Admirals are off until next Thursday, January 10th when they host the Toronto Marlies at the Bradley Center at 7:00 pm. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (414) 276-4545 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more people receive a minimum of $2 off of each ticket. For more information or to order group tickets call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.