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Admirals Dumped by Griffins

Cory Emmerton recorded a four point night and Tom McCollum stopped 31 shots to lead the Grand Rapids Griffins past the Milwaukee Admirals, 5-0, Saturday night in Grand Rapids, MI.

It was the second time the Admirals have been shut out this season, both times by the Griffins and both by 5-0 scores.

The loss was Milwaukee’s first in regulation when outshooting its opponent (7-1-3-0). The Admirals outshot the Griffins 31-28.

The Griffins claimed an early lead at 2:58 of the first period when Cory Emmerton joined the play after coming off the Griffins bench for a line change. Emmerton was unaccounted for as he skated into the slot in front of Ads netminder Magnus Hellberg. Emmerton received a pass from Teemu Pulkkinen and roofed a shot over Hellberg for his fourth goal of the season.

Grand Rapids’ Calle Jarnkrok made it 2-0 when he picked up a loose puck at the blue line and skated into the slot to fire a shot past Hellberg at 5:22 of the first period.

The Griffins stretched the lead to 3-0 at 3:21 of the second period when Landon Ferraro redirected a shot in the slot past Hellberg’s right leg.

Emmerton scored a shorthanded goal at 5:02 of the second period to give the Griffins a 4-0 edge.

Pulkkinen added a power play goal with 4:06 to play to close the scoring.

Milwaukee finished the game scoreless on nine power play attempts.

Hellberg stopped 23 shots in the loss.

The Admirals return home Friday for a game against the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 pm.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts off the original ticket price. For more information, or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.?

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