Mazanec Shutout Leads Ads to Win Over Hogs
Goalie Marek Mazanec stopped 27 shots to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 1-0 overtime win over the Rockford IceHogs Friday night in Rockford, IL.
The win was Milwaukee’s third straight. It’s the first time the Admirals have posted a three-game winning streak since Nov. 14, 15 and 21.
Mazanec recorded his third shutout of the season which moves him into a tie for third in the AHL. The only goal of the game was scored at 2:14 of the overtime session.
Defenseman Anthony Bitetto left the puck behind the Admirals goal for Jimmy Oligny. Oligny skated away from the forechecker and fed a pass to Austin Watson on the right wing. Watson skated along the boards to the right half-wall and sent a wrist shot that clanged off the opposite post and into the net. It was Watson’s 14th goal of the season.
The Admirals outshot the IceHogs 35-27.
Milwaukee tied a season-high with 17 shots in the second period.
Milwaukee returns to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to host Charlotte Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7 pm.
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