MacIntyre Steals Game for Milwaukee
Jan 13, 2009
Admirals goalie Drew MacIntyre was fantastic in his return to Winnipeg, stopping 27 shots to lead the Admirals to a 2-1 win over the Manitoba Moose.
MacIntyre, who played for the Moose for two seasons, stole many Moose chances en route to being named the game’s first star.
Both Milwaukee goals in the first period bounced off Manitoba defenders. Robert Dietrich scored the first while the Admirals were on a power play. Mark Matheson passed from the right circle to Dietrich. His shot from the blue line was knocked in off Manitoba defenseman Shaun Heshka’s stick between the legs of goalie Cory Schneider at 3:53. The goal was Dietrich’s third of the season and first on the power play. Matheson notched the lone assist.
Milwaukee’s Patric Hornqvist made it 2-0 with 7:16 left in the first period with a shot from the slot that bounced off the shoulder of a Moose defenseman for his seventh goal of the season. With an Admirals power play winding down, Cody Franson made a long pass to Cal O’Reilly. O’Reilly had to scoot to run the pass down and promptly dropped a pass from the left circle into the slot. Hornqvist’s hustle paid off as the goal crossed just a second after the Moose penalty expired.
After being unable to solve former teammate MacIntyre, Manitoba finally got on the board at 18:14 of the second period. With a delayed penalty coming against the Admirals, the Moose had 53 seconds on the ice with an extra attacker. Jason Krog found Michel Ouellet in the slot for a tap-in goal which cut the deficit in half.
Milwaukee is 9-0-2-1 in its last 12 games. Coupled with Rockford’s (21-15-0-4, 46 points) loss to San Antonio Tuesday, Milwaukee now has a 10 point advantage in the West Division (26-9-2-2, 56 points). The Admirals have played fewer games (39) than every team in the West Division except for Quad City, which has played 38 games.
The Admirals and Moose meet again in Manitoba Wednesday night.