Milwaukee Tripped Up in Toronto
Jan 2, 2010
Greg Scott and Tyler Bozak scored in the shootout to lift the Toronto Marlies over the Milwaukee Admirals Saturday at Ricoh Coliseum, 3-2.
Bozak, the first shooter, and Scott, the third, were both able to get the puck past Milwaukee goalie Mark Dekanich while Cal O’Reilly was the only Admirals shooter in five to score on Marlies goalie Joey MacDonald.
Dekanich finished with 29 saves in the loss.
Milwaukee got on the board first when Mark Santorelli scored his seventh goal of the season at 13:13 of the first peiod. Milwaukee had just killed a penalty and Toronto forward Ben Gordon was back in the Marlies zone, looking to move the puck up ice. He fanned on an attempted pass from the slot and Santorelli fired a quick shot that went just under the crossbar for an unassisted goal.
The Marlies tied the game with a power play goal at 18:45 of the first period. Defenseman Brendan Mikkelson’s slapshot from the point went through a screen into the Milwaukee net.
Milwaukee took the lead at 6:00 of the second period on a fantastic goal from O’Reilly. Dave Scatchard carried the puck across the Toronto blue line and fed a pass to the bottom of the right circle before absorbing a check. O’Reilly, defended by Marlies forward Andre Deveaux, made a clockwise spin and, as he was falling to the ice, fired a shot just under the cross bar for his ninth goal of the season. Scatchard and Peter Olvecky were awarded the assists.
Toronto’s Andre Deveaux scored on the power play in the third period to tie the game at two. Ben Gordon intercepted jon Blum’s clearing attempt at the Milwaukee blue line and fed Deveaux for the goal with 7:12 to play.
The Admirals continue the three game road trip Sunday in Hamilton before returning to the Bradley Center on Thursday, January 7 against the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 pm. 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.