Admirals keep season alive with Game 4 rout

The Milwaukee Admirals stared down elimination once again on Thursday night, scoring five unanswered goals to take a 7-2 victory over Coachella Valley in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Admirals, now 5-0 this postseason in elimination games, still trail the series three games to one and will host Game 5 on Saturday evening.

Fedor Svechkov’s power-play goal, his first of two on the night, broke a 2-2 tie with 7:16 left in the second period and ended Milwaukee’s 0-for-20 slump with the man advantage.

The Admirals, who never led in the first three games of the series, never trailed in Game 4 as they brought a resounding end to the Firebirds’ nine-game winning streak. Svechkov (2g, 1a) and Roland McKeown (1g, 2a) tallied three points each in the win, while Joakim Kemell and Phil Tomasino added a goal and an assist each as Milwaukee became the first team all season to score seven goals in a game on Coachella Valley.

Troy Grosenick made 23 saves for Milwaukee, shutting out the Firebirds over the final two periods.

Connor Carrick and Logan Morrison had the goals for the Firebirds.

(Coachella Valley leads series, 3-1)
Game 1 – Wed., May 29 – COACHELLA VALLEY 2, Milwaukee 1
Game 2 – Fri., May 31 – COACHELLA VALLEY 3, Milwaukee 1
Game 3 – Tue., June 4 – Coachella Valley 5, MILWAUKEE 2
Game 4 – Thu., June 6 – MILWAUKEE 7, Coachella Valley 2
Game 5 – Sat., June 8 – Coachella Valley at Milwaukee, 7:00
*Game 6 – Mon., June 10 – Milwaukee at Coachella Valley, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., June 12 – Milwaukee at Coachella Valley, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern