Wolves Unravel in Third, Lose 4-3 to MilwaukeeMarch 8, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Chicago Wolves
Defenseman Mark Matheson and forwards Darren Archibald and Andrew Ebbett were Chicago's goal scorers.
When the Admirals and Wolves last met, on February 1, Chicago (28-19-4-3), jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. That wasn't the case on Friday, with Milwaukee (27-24-3-3) needing just 2:40 to light the lamp off a top shelf wrister from left wing Kevin Henderson.
The Wolves wouldn't need much time to pot an equalizer. Matheson redirected a point shot in front of Milwaukee netminder Jeremy Smith and found an opening down low to make it 1-1 at 9:47.
Headed into the second frame, the Wolves kept their momentum going when Archibald took a pass from left wing Bill Sweatt and rifled a one-timer past Smith at 2:01.
Smith (17-19-3) kicked out 26 shots.
With Chicago leading 2-1 heading into the third period, Milwaukee quickly knotted the score at two at the 43-second mark. Right wing Matt Halischuk stuffed a score past Wolves netminder Matt Climie to knot things up on the power play.
Halischuk scored his second of the night at 10:18 of the final frame when he placed a shot from the near circle under the cross bar and over the glove of Climie.
Admirals right wing Juuso Puustinen added the last piece of insurance, batting a puck over top of a sprawled out Climie at 14:52 to give them a 4-2 advantage.
Climie (16-16-2) blocked 36 of 40 shots.
Ebbett added a power-play marker at 19:30 as the Wolves were skating six-on-four with Climie on the bench but Chicago could not find the equalizer in the final 30 seconds.
Chicago and Milwaukee tangle in an Amtrak Rivalry rematch at 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.
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