Milwaukee, WI—The Admirals tied a franchise record with a their 10th consecutive win in emphatic fashion, taking out the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-0 on Saturday night at Panther Arena.
Eeli Tolvanen paced the offense with two goals, his first multi-goal effort of the season, while Yakov Trenin and Tommy Novak each chipped in a pair of assists to pace the offense, while Troy Grosenick earned his first shutout of the season, stopping all 19 shots thrown his way.
The AHL’s number one ranked power-play got to work early in the game to put them up 1-0 on Eeli Tolvanen’s third of the season at 10:41 of the first. The play began on the right circle when Tommy Novak dumped the puck down to Yakov Trenin on the right post. Trenin then sent a behind the back pass through the slot to Tolvanen, who had a wide open net.
Daniel Carr continued his torrid scoring streak with his 10th goal in as many games just 1:12 into the second period. It was another impressive passing play as Novak dished to Cole Schneider and then over to Carr for a one-timer past Grand Rapids goalie Calvin Pickard.
Not to be outdone, Rem Pitlick put the Ads up 3-0 with just under six minutes remaining in the sandwich frame. Laurent Dauphin and Pitlick came into the Milwaukee zone 2-on-1 and after freezing Pickard to the shot, Dauphin passed over to Pitlick, who score high-glove side for his fifth goal in his past five games.
The Admirals will look to set a new team record with their 11th straight victory when they are back in action against the Manitoba Moose to Panther Arena next Wednesday, November 27 at 7 pm. The first 1,000 kids 14 and under take home a Admirals t-shirt, courtesy of Children’s Wisconsin.
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