MILWAUKEE, WI – The Chicago Wolves extended their point streak to nine games in a shootout loss against the Milwaukee Admirals Friday night 3-2 at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Though the two teams needed extra time for the second consecutive game, Chicago was unable to repeat the outcome of Wednesday’s win.
For the first time in five games, the Chicago Wolves found themselves opening the game’s scoring. Brandon Pirri recorded his 11th of the season just 1:53 into the matchup as he pushed the puck that had slid between Anders Lindback’s legs across the goal line.
The Admirals would tie it just halfway through the first. Tyler Moy received a pass on his backhand and quickly transitioned to his forehand to snap it behind Maxime Lagace.
Tobias Lindberg would give his team the lead before the period was over. Fresh out of the penalty box, the winger broke into the zone with Paul Thompson who snapped off a shot. The puck bounced off the back boards perfectly to Lindberg and he took advantage of the open net.
The lone goal of the second period was scored by Anthony Richard who took advantage of the chaos created in the Wolves’ zone by a poor change.
Though Chicago would jump out to a six-shot lead after regulation, the game needed extra time. With a tie through regulation, the Wolves extended their point streak to nine games.
Milwaukee entered overtime with 39 seconds of power play time but was unable to light the lamp. Chicago had numerous opportunities to end it during 3-on-3 play, but Lindback stood tall in the crease to send it to the shootout.
Frederick Gaudreau was the night’s shootout hero, deking around Lagace to give his team the 2-1 advantage in the SO and the 3-2 win on the night.
With Friday’s shootout loss, the Chicago Wolves moved to 13-12-5-2 on the season.
The Rockford IceHogs travel to Rosemont Saturday to take on the Wolves for a 7 p.m. puck drop. As always, be sure to follow @SinBinWolves on Twitter for current news and game updates.