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Milwaukee Makes Preds 2-For-2 On Opening Saturday

Saturday, 10.3.2009 / 10:01 PM CT / Team
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Milwaukee Makes Preds 2-For-2 On Opening Saturday
BALANCED EFFORT LEADS TO ADS WIN
Dekanich Makes 28 Saves in Win

Milwaukee, WI–The Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, received goals from Triston Grant, Mark Santorelli, and Ian McKenzie and Mark Dekanich made 28 saves as the Ads beat the Chicago Wolves 3-2 Saturday night in the first game of the 2009-10 season. The Milwaukee win, combined with Nashville's shootout win in Dallas, gave the Predators organization a two-for-two start to the '09-10 season.

Chicago got the scoring going just 1:03 into the first when Tim Stapleton took a cross ice pass from Jason Krog and chipped it just out of the reach of Dekanich.

The Admirals outshot the Wolves 12-10 in the first period, while neither team was able to score on two power-play opportunities and Chicago led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Milwaukee tied the score 2:09 into the second period on a Triston Grant goal. Robert Dietrich sent the puck from the corner to Ryan Maki in the right slot. Maki's shot was deflected, which froze Chicago netminder and former Admiral Drew MacIntyre, and went right to Grant, who had an easy backhander from just in front of the crease.

Santorelli broke the tie with a power-play marker at 12:02 of the second. Robert Dietrich held the Milwaukee zone and dumped the puck towards MacIntyre, but the puck was intercepted by Chicago defenseman Mike Vernace. However, Santorelli picked Vernace’s pocket and then lofted a shot over MacIntyre’s shoulder.

Less than two minutes later Milwaukee would go up 3-1 when Cal O’Reilly forced a turnover at center ice and led an odd man-rush into the Chicago zone. He dished to McKenzie who fired a slap shot past the Wolves netminder.

The assist gave O’Reilly 167 in his Admirals career, which is the most for a Milwaukee player since the team joined the AHL in 2001.

Chicago made the score 3-2 when Rylan Kaip scored on a 2-on-1 short-handed rush at 4:49 of the third period., but the Admirals defense and Dekanich shut the door the rest of the way to give the Ads the victory.

The Admirals will play five more games on the road before kicking off the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 against the Manitoba Moose. Season tickets for the 2009-10 season are still on sale for as little as $145. For more information or to order season tickets, fans should call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36