Milwaukee Loses Fourth Straight
Feb 9, 2008
The Milwaukee Admirals losing streak was extended to four games after losing at Chicago Saturday night, 3-1.
The losing streak ties the longest stretch of the season for Milwaukee. The team also lost four games in a row between December 22 and December 29.
Admirals’ nemesis Brett Sterling scored the first goal of the game at 12:44 of the first period. With Chicago on the power play, Alexandre Giroux made a strong move along the goal line from the right corner. His stuff attempt was thwarted by Milwaukee goalie Pekka Rinne, but Sterling was able to jam the puck into the net for his 24th goal of the season. The goal was Sterling’s third in five games against the Admirals this season.
The Wolves took a 2-0 lead with 3:41 left in the second period on a goal from Giroux. Chicago was able to hold the zone at the right point with all of the Milwaukee defenders in the vicinity. The puck came free to Darren Haydar who was able to find Giroux all alone in front of the Milwaukee net. Giroux’s backhander was good for his 17th goal of the season.
The Admirals finally got on the board at 9:57 of the third with a shorthanded goal from Jason Guerriero. Kelsey Wilson was able to get the puck in the left corner of the Wolves zone and made a pass to the blue line. Cody Franson’s slapshot was redirected by Guerriero for his fifth goal of the season and first shorthanded. Franson and Wilson notched assists.
The Wolves got the final goal with just 61 seconds left when Jason Krog, the AHL’s leading scorer, slammed in a rebound from a Colin Stuart shot.
Milwaukee hosts Peoria Sunday at 4 p.m. CST. The first 2,500 fans 14 & under will receive a jersey bank courtesy of US Bank and the Admirals. In a Salute to Wrestling there will be an autograph session with wrestling greats Bob Orton, Jimmy Hart, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Scotty 2 Hotty and The Iron Sheik. Plus, fans can purchase 4 ($16) tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 soft drinks for only $40. Fans can skate on the Bradley Center ice surface following the game, courtesy of Foley & Lardner.
The Admirals will also collect new and gently used shoes at the as part of Stan’s Fit For Your Feet’s “Share A Pair” shoe drive. The shoes will be collected and donated to several local shelters and Soles4Souls, a national non-profit group that provides free footwear to victims of disasters and those living in abject poverty. Fans who bring in shoes for donation will receive a $10 gift certificate per pair donated to be used at any Stan’s location during the month of February.