Milwaukee Drops Second Straight
The Admirals lost for the second straight game, dropping a 3-2 contest at Peoria Friday night.
Milwaukee’s Andreas Thuresson scored his second goal of the season to start the night for Milwaukee at 1:47 of the first period. Peoria goalie Chris Beckford-Tseu kicked a rebound from a Mike Santorelli shot to the left circle where Thuresson slammed it into the net. Santorelli and Bryan Schmidt notched the assists. It was Schmidt’s first point as an Admiral.
Peoria tied the game at 8:48 of the second period when the team’s leading scorer, Charles Linglet, fired a shot from the slot past Pekka Rinne for his 14th goal of the season. At the time, there were four skaters per side.
Milwaukee took a 2-1 lead at 2:27 of the third. Santorelli, along the left wall in the Peoria zone, found Matt Ellison entering the play after a line change. Ellison one-timed the pass for his eighth goal of the season and 60th AHL goal. Santorelli and Alex Sulzer recorded assists.
Just 38 seconds later, Peoria’s Linglet tied the game after he received a pass in the slot from Micki DuPont. Linglet, falling to the ice, chipped the puck over Rinne’s stick for his second of the night.
Peoria got the game-winner at 13:56 when Julian Talbot, positioned on the goal line to Rinne’s left, tried to pass the puck into the slot. Rinne knocked the puck into the air with his stick before the pass was completed. It came down and slid down the goalie’s back, into the net. Talbot got credit for his 14th goal of the year.
Rinne stopped 26 of 29 shots for the Admirals.
The Milwaukee Admirals will hit the ice against their arch-rival Chicago Wolves Saturday night at 8:00 pm at the Bradley Center. Prior to the game Grammy Award Winning artist The Goo Goo Dolls will perform in a pre-game concert beginning at 5:45 pm. The concert is free to attend with a game ticket and there still good seats available.
The doors to the Bradley Center will open at 5:00 pm and the first 5,000 fans through the doors will receive a bobblehead of Admirals center Rich Peverley, courtesy of US Bank.