MacIntyre Shines in Admirals Dousing of Flames
Jan 31, 2009
Milwaukee goalie Drew MacIntyre stopped 35 Quad City shots to help the Admirals beat the Flames at the iWireless Center Saturday night, 2-1.
MacIntyre was sharp, particularly in the second period when the Flames outshot the Admirals 12-5.
The Admirals got on the board when Hugh Jessiman scored his 10th goal of the season at 8:45 of the first period. Cal O'Reilly's shot from the slot was turned aside by Flames goalie Leland Irving. Patric Hornqvist swatted at the rebound to no avail, but Jessiman finally put the puck into the net.
In the second period, the Admirals got the game winner on some crisp power play passing. Mike Santorelli skated into the Flames zone and as a defender was closing in, he dropped the puck to Cody Franson at the right point. Franson was defensed tightly and he fired a quick pass to O'Reilly at the left point. O'Reilly found Hornqvist skating from the right circle to the net for a redirection past Irving's glove. The goal, scored at 7:55, was Hornqvist's ninth of the season, sixth on the power play. O'Reilly and Franson notched the assists.
The lone Quad City goal was scored on a third period power play by Kris Chucko at 9:39.
The Flames pressured the Admirals throughout the game, recording 12 shots in each period. Quad City pulled its goalie with 1:33 to play, however the Flames Carsen Germyn committed a penalty with 43 seconds left when he hooked O'Reilly at center ice with O'Reilly looking at an empty net. The penalty basically stopped the Flames momentum.
The win was MacIntyre's 23rd of the season, tops in the AHL. The victory also moved the Admirals to 66 points. Milwaukee was able to maintain a 10-point lead on second place Rockford with the win. Rockford won at Toronto Saturday afternoon, 6-3.
The Ads return to the BC next Friday at 7:00 pm against the Rockford IceHogs. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more people receive a minimum of $2 off of each ticket. For more information or to order group tickets call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.