After the first period in tonight's game, it was all Milwaukee. Up 2-0, it looked like the Admirals were going to roll to an easy victory at home against the Texas Stars. The visitors did not agree and popped off five unanswered goals to win 5-2.
Denis Gurianov got things started with a franchise-record setting 14th team shorthanded goal of the season. Gurianov, who has been getting a chance on the penalty kill recently, showed what he can do in open ice. Receiving a pass from Darren Dietz, Gurianov started the comeback at 13:49 of the second. Ninety second later, Brand DeFazio notched his 21st of the year to tie things.
Nick Ebert came in at just the right time, sliding down the right-wing side to beat Marek Mazanec for the 3-2 lead.
The Stars would earn two more into the empty net in the final minutes of the game. Mark McNeill, Brandon DeFazio and Andrew Bodnarchuk were all plus-4 in the game.
Justin Peters stopped 27 of 29 shots against him. These two teams play again tomorrow afternoon to end the Stars' only 3-in-3 of the year.
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Elie, Dickinson, Honka, Smith, Dowling (call up)
Tonight's attendance was 5,969.
AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Milwaukee - April 1 2017