Ads Fall in OT in Pre-Season Finale
Moline, IL--Iowa forward Zack Phillips scored with a minute remaining in overtime to give the Iowa Wild a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in an exhibition game played at the I Wireless Center in Moline, IL.
Phillips goal was scored on the power play with assists to former Admirals defenseman Jon Blum and Brian Connelly. With Miikka Salomaki in the penalty box, Blum's pass was fired over the right glove of Admirals netminder Marek Mazanec.
Defenseman Scott Ford opened the scoring for Milwaukee just 1:45 into the opening period. Salomaki rushed the puck toward the left corner then slid a pass to Ford in the right circle for a hard, low shot that beat Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper. Salomaki and Austin Watson recorded the assists.
The Wild tied the score with 4:14 to play in regulation when Taylor Matson redirected a pass from Erik Haula past Mazanec.
Mazanec finished with 20 saves on 22 shots in relief of Magnus Hellberg. Hellberg stopped all nine shots he saw in the first 29:12 of the game. Iowa outshot Milwaukee 31-21 in the game and held an 18-7 edge in the final period and overtime.
The Admirals were scoreless on their lone power play chance while Iowa finished 1-4.
The Admirals open the regular season on Friday, October 11 at the Abbotsford Heat and then will play their home opener on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 pm at the BMO Harris Bradley Center against the Chicago Wolves
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