Milwaukee Fails to Cool the Heat
Oct 30, 2010
Three goals in a span of 2:58 gave Milwaukee its first loss against Abbotsford this season, 4-2.
The Admirals finished the season series with a 3-1 mark against the Heat after going 1-3 last season.
The Heat pushed the game out of reach with three goals in the first 4:39 of the third period. Two of the goals were shorthanded. Matt Keith converted a Jon Blum giveaway in front of the Admirals net at 1:41 of the third to make it 2-0. Then, with Milwaukee on a power play, the Admirals committed two turnovers which led to Abbotsford shorthanded goals. Carter Bancks converted a 2-on-1 shorthanded rush at 3:50. Just 49 seconds later, Gaelan Patterson scored on a breakaway after an Andreas Thuresson turnover.
Milwaukee finally got on the board with 5:55 to play. Matt Halischuk scored his 4th goal of the season when he grabbed the puck during a scramble and fired it from the right circle over Heat netminder Jean-Philippe Lamoureux. Gabriel Bourque notched an assist.
Milwaukee’s Steve Begin scored his first goal of the year when he deflected an Aaron Johnson shot into the net at 18:09 of the third period. Johnson and Brett Palin recorded the assists.
Abbotsford tallied the only goal of the first period when Cam Cunning’s slapshot from the top of the right circle deflected off a defender’s stick past goalie Mark Dekanich at 5:20.
Milwaukee’s Jamie Lundmark had a chance to tie the game with a penalty shot at 19:06 of the first period but he was thwarted by Lamoureux.
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