Late goal lifts Admirals past Knights

A late game goal by Corey Hessler lifted the Milwaukee Admirals to a 4-3 victory over the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights in the only AHL action on Thursday night.

Hessler took advantage of a late Omaha penalty, firing a slapshot past goaltender Brent Krahn with 20 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Admirals their eighth straight victory at home. Hessler now has scored two goals and an assist in five games since joining the team on January 13th.

Kris Beech scored a goal and an assist, and Libor Pivko added two assists to help the Admirals to the win.

Milwaukee goaltender and 2006 AHL All-Star Pekka Rinne stopped 18 of 21 shots to pick up his 19th win of the season and lift his record at the Bradley Center to a solid 15-2.

Carsen Germyn scored his team leading 19th goal of the season for the Knights in the losing effort.

The Admirals (27-11-3-1, 58 pts.) are unbeaten in their last six games and trail West division leading Houston by two points. The Knights (16-20-1-7, 40 pts.) are headed in the opposite direction having dropped their last six decisions.