Admirals Fall in OT to Griffins
Nov 13, 2009
Doug Janik scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Grand Rapids Griffins a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
Janik received a pass at the right point and fired a slapshot over the left glove of goalie Chet Pickard.
Ryan Jones scored a 5-on-3 power play goal at 10:11 of the first period to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead. Robert Dietrich’s shot from the left circle went wide. Cal O’Reilly picked up the puck in the right corner and fed Jones for a tip-in goal, his first of the season. O’Reilly and Dietrich notched the helpers.
Milwaukee was whistled for three penalties to start the second period and the Griffins, which came in converting 29.7% of power plays on home ice, were able to tie the game. Mattias Ritola buried a rebound of a Kris Newbury slapshot at 6:44.
The Admirals reclaimed the lead at 14:59 of the second period when Dave Scatchard slid a shot past Thomas McCollum. The power play goal, Scatchard’s fifth in six Milwaukee games, was assisted by Jones and O’Reilly.
Grand Rapids tied the game at 7:42 of the third period when Patrick Rissmiller deflected Janik’s slapper from the left point.
The Admirals continue the eight game road trip Saturday night when they travel to Peoria to battle the Rivermen. Milwaukee isn’t home again until December 2 when the Rivermen come to the Bradley Center. Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of ten or more can receive $2 off the face value of each ticket by calling the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.