MILWAUKEE – Chicago suffered its third-straight one-goal loss with a 2-1 setback to Milwaukee in an Amtrak Rivalry game Tuesday night from the Bradley Center.
Jordan Caron scored for the fifth time in seven games as Chicago (11-10-1-2) dropped its third consecutive game to Milwaukee after taking the Amtrak series opener.
Milwaukee (17-8-1-0) capitalized on the power play to open a 1-0 first-period lead. Trevor Murphy’s drop pass found Kevin Fiala streaking into the slot. Fiala snapped a wrister from the faceoff dot to beat Wolves goaltender Pheonix Copley over the shoulder.
Chicago built a 10-4 shot advantage in the second period and scored on the power play to pull even at the 13:20 mark. Jordan Caron accepted a pass from Andre Benoit off the back boards, and from the side of the net, whirled and banked a shot off a Milwaukee skater into the goal.
Admiral right winger Pontus Aberg provided the game-winner just 1:05 into the third period, one-timing a shot from close range. The Wolves pulled Copley for an extra skater in the final minute, but were unable to score.
Copley (5-6-1) made 20 saves in his first game against the Admirals. Milwaukee netminder Juuse Saros (11-3-0) finished with 23 saves.
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ADMIRALS 2, WOLVES 1
Chicago 0 1 0 — 1
Milwaukee 1 0 1 — 2
First Period—1, Milwaukee, Fiala 3 (Murphy), 8:01, pp.
Penalties—Asuchak, Chicago (roughing), 6:20; Benoit, Chicago (hooking), 14:50; Murphy, Milwaukee (hooking), 16:31.
Second Period—2, Chicago, Caron 7 (Benoit, Rattie), 13:30, pp.
Penalties—Vaughan, Chicago (interference), 9:04; Fiala, Milwaukee (slashing), 12:51.
Third Period—3, Milwaukee, Aberg 7 (Kamenev, Payerl), 1:05.
Penalties—Oligny, Milwaukee (tripping), 4:00; Doty, Chicago (fighting), 7:23; Devane, Milwaukee (fighting), 7:23.
Shots on goal—Chicago 6-10-8—24; Milwaukee 8-4-10—22. Power plays—Chicago 1-3; Milwaukee 1-3. Goalies—Chicago, Copley (20-22); Milwaukee, Saros (23-24). Referees—Ryan Murphy and Chris Schlenker. Linesmen—Riley Bowles and Ryan Daisy.