The Chicago Wolves struck first in the Central Division Finals on Saturday night, posting a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in the opener of their best-of-five series.
Game 2 is Sunday afternoon in Rosemont.
The Wolves started the scoring just 32 seconds into Game 1, with Jack Drury snapping home a shot on a two-on-one rush, his first of two goals on the evening.
Milwaukee pulled even 1:31 into the second period on a Cole Schneider goal, but Chicago scored three times before the end of the frame, including Andrew Poturalski’s goal with just 1.2 seconds to play.
Alex Lyon (4-0) made 33 saves for Chicago, which has outscored its opponents 20-6 through its first four playoff games.
Central Division Finals (best-of-5)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C3-Milwaukee Admirals
Game 1 – Sat., May 21 – CHICAGO 6, Milwaukee 2
Game 2 – Sun., May 22 – Milwaukee at Chicago, 4:00
Game 3 – Wed., May 25 – Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 4 – Fri., May 27 – Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 5 – Sun., May 29 – Milwaukee at Chicago, 4:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern