MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Despite the best efforts of Wolves goaltender Pheonix Copley, Milwaukee prevailed over Chicago, 1-0, in overtime in an Amtrak Rivalry game from the Bradley Center Saturday evening.
Milwaukee’s Pontus Aberg scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season at the 3:31 mark of overtime, streaking into the slot and redirecting a pass from Trevor Murphy for the game-winner.
Copley made a personal season-high 38 saves to hold the Admirals (35-19-3-0) scoreless in regulation. He made 21 saves in the third period alone, robbing Vladislav Kamenev on a backhander just 37 seconds into the period and turning away Max Reinhart on a breakaway at the 11-minute mark. Copley also killed off 58 seconds of power play time in overtime to earn No. 1 Star of the Game honors.
Admiral goaltender Juuse Saros earned his third shutout of the season with 22 saves.
Chicago (25-25-5-2) was led offensively by Zack Phillips, who in his first game with the Wolves, placed a team-best four shots on goal.
The Amtrak Rivalry continues tomorrow afternoon with a 3 p.m. faceoff at Allstate Arena on Mascot Day and Nut Free Awareness Day. To find the best ticket specials, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.
ADMIRALS 1, WOLVES 0 (OT)
Chicago 0 0 0 0 – 0
Milwaukee 0 0 0 1 – 1
Penalties— Clark, Chicago (fighting), 2:26; Bass, Milwaukee (fighting), 2:26; Aberg, Milwaukee (misconduct), 5:12; Embach, Chicago (interference), 7:44; Gortz, Milwaukee (embellishment), 7:44; Fiala, Milwaukee (roughing), 8:41; Nightingale, Chicago (delay of game) 12:36; Fiala, Milwaukee (cross checking), 14:35.
Penalties—Harold, Chicago (tripping), 10:29; Kristo, Chicago (high-sticking), 18:58.
Overtime—1, Milwaukee, Aberg 16 (Murphy, Fiala), 1:29.
Shots on goal—Chicago 10-6-6-0—22; Milwaukee 9-7-21-2—39. Power plays—Chicago 0-2; Milwaukee 0-3. Goalies—Chicago, Copley (38-39); Milwaukee, Saros (22-22). Referee—Tom Chmielewski. Linesmen—Peter Cichy and Al Stensland.