Stars Outsine Admirals
Jan 26, 2010
Texas scored twice on the power play and goalie Todd Ford stopped 23 of 25 shots to lead the Texas Stars past the Milwaukee Admirals Tuesday at Cedar Park Center 5-2.
With the win, the Stars moved into a tie for second with Rockford in the West division at 57 points. Milwaukee remains in first with 58 points.
Milwaukee has killed just 20 of 30 opposition power plays over the past 11 games (67%). Still, the Admirals are 8-3 in those contests.
Texas got on the board with a power play goal at 5:17 of the first period. Former Admirals defenseman Andrew Hutchinson received a pass in the slot from the right corner and fired a slap shot past Chet Pickard.
The Stars made it 2-0 with another power play marker at 15:46. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy’s shot from the left point was blocked by Wacey Rabbit but came right back to him. Vishnevskiy skated to the left circle and his shot was tipped by Aaron Gagnon.
The Stars made it 3-0 when Robert Dietrich’s clearing attempt was intercepted at the right circle by Mathieu Beaudoin. Beaudoin faked a slapshot and passed to Perttu Lindgren for the tap-in at 2:55 of the second period.
Milwaukee finally got on the board at 18:01 of the second period with a Colin Wilson power play goal. Jon Blum held the puck at the blue line. He passed to the left circle for Alex Sulzer, who then fired a pass through the slot to Wilson in the right circle for a wristshot goal. The goal was Wilson’s eighth of the year, third on the power play.
The Stars made it 4-1 at 5:29 of the third period when Sergei Korostin, from the left corner, sailed a shot off Pickard’s ribs into the net.
The Admirals pulled Pickard with 4:49 remaining and were able to get on the board when Hugh Jessiman’s wrist shot from the slot made it 4-2 with 2:54 to play. Jessiman’s 11th goal of the season was assisted by Mark Santorelli and Triston Grant.
Gagnon added his second goal of the game with an empty-netter with 65 seconds to play.
The Admirals embark on a season-long five-game homestand beginning Thursday, January 28 when the team hosts the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:00 pm at the Bradley Center. Thursday’s game is the Admirals first-ever Tattoo Salute Night, where any person with a tattoo gets $4 off of their ticket. However, there is a limit of one discounted ticket per person regardless of the amount of body art that they may possess and people may be asked to show proof of their tattoo at the box office window.
Fans can order 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 200-level ticket. For more information or to order group tickets call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.