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Six-goal period leads Admirals to 8-1 win over Flames

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The Milwaukee Admirals exploded for six goals in the second period and cruised to an 8-1 victory over Quad City on Wednesday at the Bradley Center.

Janne Niskala and Cal O’Reilly scored a pair of goals apiece, with O’Reilly also adding an assist. Matt Ellison and Rich Peverley each contributed a goal and a helper in the Milwaukee onslaught.

O’Reilly’s goals both started and ended the game’s scoring for Milwaukee, and both tallies came while his team was shorthanded. The Admirals also finished 3-for-9 on the power play.

All three of Milwaukee’s power play goals came in the six-goal second period, and all six goals that period were scored in a span of 15:22.

Mike Santorelli and Richard Stehlik were the lone Milwaukee goal-scorers to not record multiple points on the evening. Ellison and Santorelli scored within 25 seconds of each other during the second period.

The Flames avoided a shutout when Kris Chucko found the back of the net on the power play at 18:35 of the third period.

Despite the lopsided score against, Quad City outshot Milwaukee for the game, 37-23.

The Admirals’ Pekka Rinne stopped 36 of those 37 shots to earn the victory in net.


PROVIDENCE 4, HARTFORD 3
Petteri Nokelainen broke a 3-3 deadlock with a power play goal at 14:37 of the third period to lead Providence to a 4-3 win over Hartford at the Hartford Civic Center.

Steve MacIntyre, T.J. Trevelyan, and Brandon Bochenski also scored for the P-Bruins, who won for the fifth time in six games this season (5-1-0-0).

The Wolf Pack started quick of the gate, as rookie Brodie Dupont scored shorthanded at 3:27 of the first period for his first professional goal. Greg Moore picked up one of his two assists on the night, and he now has a point in three straight (1-3-4).

Hartford eventually built a 3-1 lead on the strength of additional first-period tallies by Pierre Parenteau and Dane Byers.

Trevelyan cut it to a one-goal deficit for Providence at 18:18 of the opening period, and Bochenski tied the game at 11:24 of the second.

That set the stage for the game-winner by Nokelainen, who has a point in all five games he has played this season (3-3-6).

Tuukka Rask had to make only 14 saves to secure the win for Providence, while Chris Holt took the loss for Hartford, making 26 saves in his first AHL start of the campaign.


ALBANY 3, SYRACUSE 2
Jamie Johnson tallied a pair of first-period goals, and the River Rats scored a total of three in the period on their way to a 3-2 win over Syracuse at the Times Union Center.

Brandon Nolan also scored for Albany, and Jerome Samson finished with a pair of assists.

The Crunch’s comeback attempt began when Derek MacKenzie successfully converted a penalty shot at 14:45 of the opening period, beating Albany goaltender Michael Leighton.

Joakim Lindstrom then made it 3-2 early in the second period, with MacKenzie picking up the primary assist. However, that would be the last goal of the game for either side.

Leighton finished with 30 saves on 32 shots in the winning effort for the River Rats, who moved to 3-2-0-1 on the season.


LOWELL 4, BRIDGEPORT 3
The Devils scored three times in the third period to rally past visiting Bridgeport, 4-3, at the Tsongas Arena.

Noah Clarke, Benoit Mondou, and Patrick Davis all tallied goals in the final stanza to help Lowell turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead.

Mark Wotton made it 4-3 with a goal at 12:16 of the third, but the Sound Tigers could not get the equalizer.

Bridgeport also received goals from Steve Regier and Jamie Fraser, both on the power play, to build a 2-0 lead by the 3:01 mark of the second period.

Lowell’s comeback was started by Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre at 12:09 of the second, setting the stage for the three-goal third.

Devils goaltender Frank Doyle made 18 saves to secure the victory.


GRAND RAPIDS 5, HAMILTON 3
Jamie Tardif scored two goals and added an assist for a three-point night to lead Grand Rapids to a 5-3 victory over Hamilton at Copps Coliseum.

Carl Corazzini, Mark Hartigan, and Evan McGrath also lit the lamp for the Griffins, who are now 4-0-0-0 on the road this season and 4-2-0-0 overall.

McGrath also registered an assist to finish with a multiple-point game.

Cory Urquhart initially gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead in the first period, and the Bulldogs also received goals from Duncan Milroy and Jonathan Ferland.

Ferland has now registered a point in three straight outings (2-1-3).

The Griffins’ Jimmy Howard picked up the win in net with 23 saves.


CHICAGO 4, SAN ANTONIO 3 (SO)
Alexandre Giroux capped off a three-point night (1-2-3) with the game-tying goal at 19:32 of the third period, and Chicago eventually defeated San Antonio in a shootout, 4-3.

The teams alternated goals through regulation, started in the opening period by the Rampage’s Joey Tenute, who also finished with three-points (1-2-3).

San Antonio also received goals from Enver Lisin and Bill Thomas. Thomas’ tally gave the Rampage a 3-2 lead with just over two minutes to play in the game, but Chicago’s Giroux would then send the game to overtime.

Prior to Giroux’s heroics, Chicago had goals scored by Jordan LaVallee and Brian Sipotz.

In the shootout, each side notched a pair of goals before Chicago’s Jason Krog scored in the sixth round. That goal, combined with goaltender Fred Braithwaite’s stop of Matt Murley, sent the Wolves to victory.

Braithwaite made 24 saves in the game for Chicago, which stayed perfect at 5-0-0-0.