Wild roll past Admirals again

Photo: Shane Abbitt

Luke Kunin scored twice, Ryan Donato recorded three assists and the Iowa Wild earned its second straight convincing win with a 6-1 decision over Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

The Wild have outscored the Admirals 13-1 in taking a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five Central Division semifinal series. Game 3 is scheduled for Thursday night in Milwaukee.

Matt Read, Mason Shaw, Gerald Mayhew and Mike Liambas also scored for Iowa and Andrew Hammond followed up his Game 1 shutout with a 33-save effort in Game 2.

Justin Kirkland scored the only goal for the Admirals, who set a dubious AHL record with their 13th consecutive postseason loss. Milwaukee was outscored 25-2 in their five visits to Wells Fargo Arena this season.

Iowa is the first AHL team since the Hershey Bears in 1989 to win each of the first two games of a playoff series by five or more goals.

Central Division Semifinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
C2-Milwaukee Admirals vs. C3-Iowa Wild
Game 1 – Sun., Apr. 21 – IOWA 7, Milwaukee 0 | Recap
Game 2 – Tue., Apr. 23 – IOWA 6, Milwaukee 1
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 26 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 29 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern