The Wolves ended their "circus road trip" on a high note, beating Milwaukee 4-3 on Friday November 15th and extending their win streak to 4 games.
Chicago opened the scoring with a short handed goal from left wing Chris Porter at 4 minutes and 47 seconds. With Milwaukee on the power play, forward Nathan Longpre moved the puck into the zone and attempted a wrap around on Milwaukee goalie Magnus Hellberg. Porter finished the play by poking the deflection past the goal line. Only assist was given to Nathan Longpre.
Left wing Dmitrij Jaskin added insurance to the Wolves lead minutes later at 8 minutes and 46 seconds. A deflection off defenseman Taylor Chorney's shot from the blue line popped out to the front of the net, where Jaskin picked it up and buried it. Assists went to Taylor Chorney and Mark Mancari.
The Admirals got on the board with a goal from Scott Ford at 13 minutes and 8 seconds of the first. Ford blasted a shot from the point that deflected off a Wolves defenseman in front of the net, off the post and in.
A skilled passing play padded the Wolves lead in the closing minutes of the first. Right wing Shane Harper battled for the puck in the corner and sent it to the side of the net for right wing Tyler Shattock, who drew the defenders and Hellberg towards him. Shattock threaded a pass towards center Pat Cannone, who did not miss the empty net. Assists to Harper and Shattock.
After a scoreless second period, the teams exchanged goals in the third. Taylor Beck got the Admirals within one with a power-play goal at 1 minute and 55 seconds of the period. Wolves center Corey Locke scored an empty netter and eventually the game winning goal at 18 minutes and 59 seconds (he just walked that puck into the net..it was funny). But Milwaukee responded with a goal from Mathieu Tousingnant (ex star..bleh) with 25 seconds left in the game.
That, however, was not enough for them to win or bring it into overtime even, and the Wolves extended their win streak to four games.
Shots on goal
Milwaukee 26 Chicago 26
Hellberg (Milwaukee) 22 of 25 Allen (Chicago) 23 of 26