Admirals Fall to Wolves in OT
Apr 20, 2008
With the West Division semi-finals tied at one game a piece, the Admirals and Wolves took the ice ready to battle it out for the lead. Milwaukee struck first, after Wilson’s one timer rippled the mesh at the 12:05 mark of the first period.
Chicago answered Wilson’s goal with two of their own, to the dismay of the fans in attendance. Defenseman Nolan Yonkman was sent to the box for interference, and Chicago capitalized on their man-advantage only 14 seconds later. Jesse Schultz caught netminder Pekka Rinne out of position from a previous save at 16:24. Haydar followed closely behind netting his first goal of the night at 18:16 giving Chicago their first lead of the night. The Admirals entered the third down by a goal and dominated play early on. Langfeld bagged his first of the night on a power play when his wrister ricocheted off the goal post into Chicago’s net only 2:05 in. Just under two minutes later, the Fridley, MN native posted the team’s first shorthanded goal of this post-season when he scored on a breakaway at 4:03.
Chicago would not go quietly however, and tied the game at 11:24 with the second shorthanded goal of the game from center Kevin Doell. The Ads and Wolves fought viciously for the remaining time, but Rinne and Chicago goalie Ondrej Pavelec held on to keep the score tied at 3-3.
Play in the overtime period was as heated as it could be with both teams eyeing the all-important win. However, it was the Wolves who were able to capitalize on their power play for a second time as Haydar got the game-winner with 5:52 remaining in the extra stanza.
Langfeld’s two goals brought his playoff total to five, good enough to claim top spot in the American Hockey League for goals and points. Wilson’s goal was his first of the 2008 playoff season.
The Admirals look to even the series with the Wolves this Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m at the Bradley Center. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com.