Defenseman Jimmy Sharrow scored his first two career AHL goals, including the tie-breaker with 4:53 left in regulation, as Chicago won its third in a row, 5-3 over Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on Sunday evening.
With the victory, Chicago closed to within four points of fourth-place Omaha in the West Division, where the top four teams will qualify for the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Sharrow’s first tally capped a three-goal first period for the Wolves. Derek MacKenzie opened the scoring just 15 seconds into the game, and Ramzi Abid added his team-leading 27th goal of the season.
The Admirals evened things up on goals by Chris Durno, Libor Pivko and Kevin Klein. Darren Haydar assisted on all three markers.
Sharrow, a 21-year-old rookie and 2003 fourth-round draft choice, picked up two of Chicago’s three power-play goals on the evening. Colin Stuart finished things off with a shorthanded empty-netter.
Michael Garnett recorded 22 saves for the Wolves.
Elsewhere on Sunday: