Penalty Kill Kills Admirals
Feb 6, 2008
The Providence Bruins scored three power play goals in four tries to knock down the Milwaukee Admirals Wednesday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 3-2.
The win was the 600th for the Providence Bruins franchise. It was also the first win ever against Milwaukee. The Admirals won and tied against the Bruins in the 2001-02 season, the only other time the teams met.
The Admirals got on the board first when defenseman Bryan Schmidt, who played his college hockey in New England at Merrimack, fired a one-timer from the left circle past Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask. Cal O’Reilly made the feed from the right wing corner to pick up one of the assists. Kelsey Wilson earned the other. The goal, scored on the power play, was Schmidt’s second of the season.
The Bruins tied the game with a power play goal of their own at 15:45. Jeff Hoggan was able to bury the puck after a scramble in front of goalie Pekka Rinne for his 21st goal of the season.
The Admirals reclaimed the lead just 21 seconds after the game was tied. Mike Santorelli, from the right corner, found Andreas Thuresson in front of the net. Thuresson’s shot went in for his seventh goal of the season. Santorelli and Nolan Yonkman notched the assists.
The lone goal of the second period was scored by Providence on the power play. Hoggan’s shot from the left circle was blocked by an Admirals defenseman, but the rebound went to Sean Curry in the slot. Curry’s quick snap beat Rinne high to his glove side to knot the game at two.
Providence’s T.J. Trevelyan scored the game winning goal with eleven minutes to play to give the Bruins the eventual game-winner. The lone assist went to Hoggan. The goal, scored during another scramble in front of Rinne, was the third power play goal of the evening for the Bruins.
The Admirals return home Friday to play Manitoba at 7 p.m. CST. The first 5,000 fans will receive a pennant autographed by the whole team, courtesy of Patrick Cudahy. Rising star Jason Aldean will entertain fans in a post-game concert sponsored by Miller Lite & FM106.