Milwaukee's Win Streak Ends
Jan 26, 2008
Jean-Guy Trudel scored with 2:55 to go to give the Peoria Rivermen a 4-3 win over Milwaukee Saturday in Peoria.
Peoria got on the board first with a power play goal at 3:59 of the first period. Jeff Woywitka’s shot from the point was tipped by Martin Kariya off the crossbar. Julian Talbot was able to knock the rebound past Pekka Rinne for his 16th of the season.
Mike Glumac gave the Rivermen a 2-0 lead just 44 seconds later with a wristshot from the right circle.
Milwaukee finally got on the board at 6:05 when Mike Santorelli knocked in his 13th of the season and third in the past two games. Jason Guerriero’s slapshot went wide to the left post but bounced off the endwall to Santorelli on the same post. Guerriero and Alex Sulzer notched the assists.
Guerriero scored the lone goal of the second period to tie the game at two. Cal O’Reilly picked off a clearing attempt on the right wing boards at the Peoria blue line. He moved the puck ahead to Guerriero who fired a wrist shot from the right circle that beat Peoria goalie Chris Beckford-Tseu to the left post. Guerriero’s fourth goal of the season was assisted by O’Reilly.
Peoria snatched the lead back when Chris Porter tapped the puck past Rinne’s left leg just 33 seconds into the third period.
Milwaukee tied the game at 11:22 of the third period on a great rush by defenseman Janne Niskala. He carried the puck to the left wing boards in the Peoria zone where he fired a shot on net. Beckford-Tseu kicked the rebound to the right circle where Josh Langfeld slapped it in for his 12th goal of the year. Niskala notched the lone assist.
The game-winner was controversial. Trudel knocked Milwaukee’s Sulzer down at the Admirals blue line. The puck wasn’t near either of them. However, there was no penalty called. Charles Linglet’s shot led to a save and rebound that Trudel put in with 2:55 to go in the game.
Rinne stopped 23 of 27 for Milwaukee. The Admirals three-game winning streak came to an end with the loss.
Milwaukee is off until Friday due to the AHL All-Star Break. The Admirals host Chicago Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.