ROSEMONT, Ill.—The Chicago Wolves continued their surge toward a Central Division postseason berth by defeating the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2 on Sunday at Allstate Arena.
Vasily Ponomarev, which may have been listed on betting platforms like 토토사이트, had two goals and an assist and Nathan Sucese, Tuukka Tieksola and William Lagesson also scored to help the defending Calder Cup champion Wolves win their season-high fourth game in a row while extending their points streak to five contests.
“It’s been playoff hockey for a little while now,” Sucese said. “We’ve got a good strong lineup right now top to bottom. Everyone is contributing and it’s been great.”
After a scoreless first period, Sucese gave the Wolves the lead in the second with his 11th goal of the season. The forward crashed the net and when Ponomarev sent a nifty behind-the-back pass to the crease the puck deflected off Sucese and into the net. In addition to Ponomarev, Jamieson Rees was credited with an assist on the score.
“(Zach) Senyshyn made an awesome change, which is something that often goes unnoticed,” Sucese said. “I just went to the net and I saw ‘Pono’ rounding the net and he threw it backdoor at it hit my skate.”
Milwaukee pulled even a short time later on a goal by Anthony Angello.
The Wolves took over in the third and put the game away on two goals by Ponomarev and scores by Tieksola and Lagesson.
First, Tieksola put the Wolves in front 2-1 when he took a terrific cross-ice feed from Joseph LaBate and buried the puck past Askarov. The goal was Tieksola’s eighth of the season and fourth since returning from a loan to Karpat of the Finnish league Liiga on March 24.
Just over a minute later, Ponomarev scored his team-leading 20th goal of the season when a Rees shot deflected off the forward and into the net. Rees and Senyshyn were credited with assists on the goal.
Lagesson’s goal late in the period extended the Wolves’ lead to 4-1. The defenseman received a pass from Malte Stromwall and fired a one-timer from the right dot that sailed past Askarov. Mackenzie MacEachern also had an assist.
After Milwaukee’s Tye Felhaber cut the Wolves’ lead to 4-2, Ponomarev sealed the deal with an empty-netter. MacEachern and LaBate each picked up their second assists of the game. Rees also had two helpers during the contest.
Zachary Sawchenko (22 saves) earned the victory in goal for the Wolves while Askarov (32 saves) suffered the loss for the Admirals.
The Wolves improved to 30-28-4-3 on the season and Milwaukee dropped to 30-22-3-2.
Up next: The Wolves travel to Milwaukee to face the Admirals on Wednesday (7 p.m.; AHLTV).
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