Goalie Alex Lyon stopped 29 shots to lead the Chicago Wolves to a 4-2 win Saturday at Allstate Arena.
Milwaukee dropped to 0-5-1-0 against Chicago this season. The Admirals gave a 10-7-1-0 record against the rest of their opposition this year. The win was Chicago’s 12th straight, which tied a franchise record set in the 1999-2000 season.
Chicago scored the lone goal in the first period. The Admirals turned the puck over in front of goalie Connor Ingram. Wolves forward David Gust fired a quick shot into the net for his sixth goal of the season at 16:19 of the first frame.
Milwaukee tied the game with a power play tally at 11:42 of the second period. Jeremy Davies wrist shot from the right point went past a screen of Graham Knott into the goal for his first goal of the season. Grant Mismash and Egor Afanasyev recorded the assists.
The Wolves reclaimed the lead with a power play goal for themselves. Jamieson Rees snapped the puck into the net for his second goal of the year at 14:03 of the second stanza.
Chicago made it 3-1 when David Cotton finished a breakaway with a shorthanded goal at 17:21 of the second period.
Milwaukee pulled the goalie and scored a 6-on-4 power play goal at 17:28 of the third period. Graham Knott deflected a Rocco Grimaldi slap shot from the left circle into the net for his third goal of the season. It was Knott’s first career power play goal. Grimaldi and Matt Donovan recorded the helpers.
Chicago’s Spencer Smallman scored an empty-net goal at 18:06 to close the scoring.
Admirals goalie Connor Ingram stopped 29 shots in the loss.
Milwaukee remains on the road with games at Rockford on Tues., Dec 21 and Grand Rapids Wed., Dec. 22. The Admirals return home Thurs., Dec. 30 to host the Rockford IceHogs at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
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