Happy Birthday Mike!
Dec 14, 2009
Mike Santorelli’s wristshot 46 seconds into overtime gave the Milwaukee Admirals a 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum Monday night.
Marlies forward Darryl Boyce went to the penalty box for elbowing Cal O’Reilly with nine seconds left in regulation, giving the Admirals a 4-on-3 power play to start overtime.
Cal O’Reilly passed from the right circle to Cody Franson in the high slot. Franson fed Santorelli in the left circle for the wrister which found the net over goalie Adam Munro’s right shoulder. It was Santorelli’s sixth goal of the season and second on the power play.
The Admirals outshot the Marlies 47-33. Mark Dekanich earned the win, his seventh of the season, with 30 saves.
Milwaukee struck first when O’Reilly scored his fifth goal of the season at 8:20 of the first period. Defenseman Cody Franson made a pass along the right wing boards to Andreas Thuresson. With a defender converging, Thuresson made a touch pass to O’Reilly who came in with Peter Olvecky to his left to form a 2-on-1. O’Reilly’s backhanded pass intended for Olvecky was blocked back to him and he put the puck into the net. Thuresson and Franson assisted.
The Marlies tied the game 63 seconds later when Ben Ondrus fired an uncontested slapshot from the slot over Dekanich’s right shoulder.
The Admirals regained the lead on Chris Mueller’s goal at 15:28 of the first period. Scott Ford made another long pass on the right wing and Mueller carried to the net before shooting past goalie Adam Munro. Mueller’s third goal of the season was assisted solely by Ford.
The Marlies tied the game at 1:27 of the second period when Darryl Boyce won a faceoff to Andre Deveaux in the slot. Deveaux’s backhander eluded Dekanich for his seventh goal of the season.
Toronto took the lead at 8:14 of the second. Viktor Stalberg carried the puck from behind the Admirals net around the perimeter to the left circle. His shot was deflected into the net by Christian Hanson.
Milwaukee tied the score on Hugh Jessiman’s goal at 15:14 of the second period. Jessiman’s shot from the right corner was stopped by Munro. Ben Guite tried to put the rebound in but Munro made the save. Guite was then able to send the puck back to Jessiman for a wide-open net. Jessiman’s sixth was assisted by Guite and Triston Grant.
The Admirals visit Hamilton Tuesday night. Milwaukee’s next home game is Sunday, December 20 when San Antonio visits 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.