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GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 3 at Milwaukee Admirals 7

Jan. 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Admirals scored five second-period goals – including three in a 3:17 span – as the Grand Rapids Griffins saw their losing streak extended to five games, falling 7-3 on Saturday at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
 
Louis-Marc Aubry netted a pair of goals in a middle frame that saw both sides combine for eight goals from seven different goal scorers. The result also extended the Admirals’ point streak to five.
 
Jimmy Oligny started the scoring for Milwaukee (27-13-3-0) 1:07 into the opening period. Jakub Kindl’s clearing attempt around the boards from behind his own net was kept in at the left point by Oligny, who sent a wrist shot through traffic past the glove-side shoulder of a screened Jared Coreau
 
The Admirals continued to control the play to start the second period, with Pontus Aberg adding to Milwaukee’s lead at the 2:16 mark. Kristian Nakyva’s wrist shot from the left point was deflected in front by the stick of Aberg for his 13th of the campaign.
 
Viktor Arvidsson made it a three-goal advantage just 42 seconds later. Max Gortz’s pass from the left circle found Arvidsson in the high slot, who fired a wrist shot from the edge of the right circle that snuck between Coreau’s right arm and body.
 
Cody Hodgson gave Milwaukee a four-goal cushion 5:33 into the middle frame. Kevin Fiala fed Hodgson in the neutral zone, with Hodgson gaining the zone on the right wing and firing a slapshot from the top of the right circle off the crossbar and in. That proved to be the end of the night for Coreau, who was replaced by Tom McCollum
 
Aubry put the Griffins (24-17-1-1) on the scoresheet at the 7:39 mark. Jamie Devane’s wrist shot from the left point went wide and onto Aubry’s stick at the Griffins’ blue line for a 2-on-1. Using Colin Campbell as a decoy, Aubry blasted a slapshot from the top of the left circle inside the far post.
 
Fiala restored the Admirals’ four-goal advantage on a wraparound with 10:59 remaining. Pontus Aberg found Fiala behind the net to McCollum’s blocker side, with Fiala winning the race to the far post.
 
Jeff Hoggan took advantage of a defensive-zone turnover to make it a 5-2 deficit with 7:30 left. Taylor Aronson’s clearing attempt from out of the left corner up the middle set up the Griffins captain for a one-timer at the left circle.
 
After the Griffins were unable to convert on a 5-on-3 power play lasting 1:54, Joe Pendenza added a sixth with 4:28 to go. Devane’s backhanded clearance found Felix Girard coming out of the penalty box to set up a 2-on-1 with Pendenza. Girard’s pass from the left circle found Pendenza racing towards the net, who redirected the puck underneath McCollum.
 
Aubry responded with his second of the night with 2:22 on the clock. After receiving Kindl’s pass at the left half-wall, Aubry moved towards the left circle with a toe drag to escape pressure from Johan Alm, beating Mazanec with a wrist shot to the short side for his seventh goal in six meetings against the Admirals this season.
 
Devane scored Milwaukee's seventh goal with 3:59 left in regulation. Pendenza and Devane teamed up for a 2-on-1, with Devane lifting a shot from the bottom of the left circle top shelf to the short side.
 
The Griffins’ penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3, while the power play was unable to score on three opportunities. Mazanec stopped 23 of 26 shots to earn the victory, while Coreau stopped 19 of 23 shots in a losing effort before McCollum turned aside 11 of 14 shots in relief.
 
Grand Rapids starts the second half of the campaign with a home-and-home weekend series against the Rockford IceHogs. The Griffins will travel to the BMO Harris Bank Center on Friday at 8 p.m. EST before returning to Van Andel Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m. 
 
Three Stars: 1. MIL Hodgson (goal, assist); 2. MIL Aberg (goal, assist); 3. MIL Fiala (goal, assist)
 
Notes: Campbell and Anthony Mantha each played in their 100th AHL game on Saturday…The Griffins had not allowed seven or more goals in one game since Game 1 of the 2015 Western Conference Quarterfinals, a 7-4 defeat to the Toronto Marlies on Apr. 25, 2015…Hoggan (playing captain) and Xavier Ouellet will represent the Griffins at the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y.
 

 

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 3 at Milwaukee Admirals 7

Jan. 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Admirals scored five second-period goals – including three in a 3:17 span – as the Grand Rapids Griffins saw their losing streak extended to five games, falling 7-3 on Saturday at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
 
Louis-Marc Aubry netted a pair of goals in a middle frame that saw both sides combine for eight goals from seven different goal scorers. The result also extended the Admirals’ point streak to five.
 
Jimmy Oligny started the scoring for Milwaukee (27-13-3-0) 1:07 into the opening period. Jakub Kindl’s clearing attempt around the boards from behind his own net was kept in at the left point by Oligny, who sent a wrist shot through traffic past the glove-side shoulder of a screened Jared Coreau
 
The Admirals continued to control the play to start the second period, with Pontus Aberg adding to Milwaukee’s lead at the 2:16 mark. Kristian Nakyva’s wrist shot from the left point was deflected in front by the stick of Aberg for his 13th of the campaign.
 
Viktor Arvidsson made it a three-goal advantage just 42 seconds later. Max Gortz’s pass from the left circle found Arvidsson in the high slot, who fired a wrist shot from the edge of the right circle that snuck between Coreau’s right arm and body.
 
Cody Hodgson gave Milwaukee a four-goal cushion 5:33 into the middle frame. Kevin Fiala fed Hodgson in the neutral zone, with Hodgson gaining the zone on the right wing and firing a slapshot from the top of the right circle off the crossbar and in. That proved to be the end of the night for Coreau, who was replaced by Tom McCollum
 
Aubry put the Griffins (24-17-1-1) on the scoresheet at the 7:39 mark. Jamie Devane’s wrist shot from the left point went wide and onto Aubry’s stick at the Griffins’ blue line for a 2-on-1. Using Colin Campbell as a decoy, Aubry blasted a slapshot from the top of the left circle inside the far post.
 
Fiala restored the Admirals’ four-goal advantage on a wraparound with 10:59 remaining. Pontus Aberg found Fiala behind the net to McCollum’s blocker side, with Fiala winning the race to the far post.
 
Jeff Hoggan took advantage of a defensive-zone turnover to make it a 5-2 deficit with 7:30 left. Taylor Aronson’s clearing attempt from out of the left corner up the middle set up the Griffins captain for a one-timer at the left circle.
 
After the Griffins were unable to convert on a 5-on-3 power play lasting 1:54, Joe Pendenza added a sixth with 4:28 to go. Devane’s backhanded clearance found Felix Girard coming out of the penalty box to set up a 2-on-1 with Pendenza. Girard’s pass from the left circle found Pendenza racing towards the net, who redirected the puck underneath McCollum.
 
Aubry responded with his second of the night with 2:22 on the clock. After receiving Kindl’s pass at the left half-wall, Aubry moved towards the left circle with a toe drag to escape pressure from Johan Alm, beating Mazanec with a wrist shot to the short side for his seventh goal in six meetings against the Admirals this season.
 
Devane scored Milwaukee's seventh goal with 3:59 left in regulation. Pendenza and Devane teamed up for a 2-on-1, with Devane lifting a shot from the bottom of the left circle top shelf to the short side.
 
The Griffins’ penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3, while the power play was unable to score on three opportunities. Mazanec stopped 23 of 26 shots to earn the victory, while Coreau stopped 19 of 23 shots in a losing effort before McCollum turned aside 11 of 14 shots in relief.
 
Grand Rapids starts the second half of the campaign with a home-and-home weekend series against the Rockford IceHogs. The Griffins will travel to BMO Harris Bank Center on Friday at 8 p.m. before returning to Van Andel Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m.
 
Three Stars: 1. MIL Hodgson (goal, assist); 2. MIL Aberg (goal, assist); 3. MIL Fiala (goal, assist)
 
Notes: Campbell and Anthony Mantha each played in their 100th AHL game on Saturday…The Griffins had not allowed seven or more goals in one game since Game 1 of the 2015 Western Conference Quarterfinals, a 7-4 defeat to the Toronto Marlies on Apr. 25, 2015…Hoggan (playing captain) and Xavier Ouellet will represent the Griffins at the 2016 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y.