Chicago Wolves spoil Milwaukee Admirals opener with a 3-2 OT win
Chicago Wolves right wing, Mark Mancari, scored twice for Chicago, including the game winning overtime goal to lift the Wolves over the Milwaukee Admirals 3-2 Saturday night at the Admirals season opener at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.
Mancari opened the scoring less than seven minutes into the game. An aggressive forecheck from line mate Alexandre Bolduc freed up the puck for center Corey Locke, who sent an anticipatory pass to open ice for Mancari. Mancari then picked up the puck and blasted a shot past Admirals goaltender Magnus Hellberg.
In the second period, Wolves right wing Tyler Shattock notched his second goal in as many games at 8 minutes and 14 seconds into the period to pad Chicago's lead. As the Wolves crossed into the offensive zone, center Christian Hanson sent a cross-ice pass to right wing Sebastian Wannstrom. Wannstrom then fed a pass to Shattock who then beat Hellberg from the faceoff dot.
Then, in the third period, the Admirals got on the board on a shorthanded goal from Mathieu Tousignant at 12 minutes and 56 seconds of the period.Wolves goaltender Jake Allen left his crease to play Milwaukee's clearing attempt, sending a soft pass towards a Wolves defenseman. Instead of reaching the Wolves defenseman, the puck was intercepted by Tousignant who moved in alone, deked, and sent the puck over a sprawling Allen.
The Admirals tied the score at 2 on a power play when Simon Moser, standing near the crease, received an angled pass from the right wall that he tipped through Allen's five hole.
But then...in just 1 minute and 30 seconds of overtime ...Chicago Wolves right wing Mark Mancari started what he finished when he received a spot-on pass from center Corey Locke. Locke had the puck going into the offensive zone and flipped a saucer pass over an Admirals defender's stick to Mancari, who roofed it over Hellberg's shoulder.
Shots on Goal
Chicago 22 Milwaukee 32
Allen (Chicago) 30 of 32 Hellberg (Milwaukee) 19 of 22
Chicago's next game is Thursday October 24th at 7 PM against the Iowa Wild (in Iowa).