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Chicago Wolves scuttle Admirals

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Special to the Daily Herald

The Chicago Wolves spotted the visiting Milwaukee Admirals a 1-0 then, then roared back with 4 straight goals en route to a 5-2 victory in an Amtrak Rivalry contest Wednesday night at the Allstate Arena.

The Wolves' Anton Rodin posted his first AHL multiple-goal game, while Jordan Schroeder, Mike Duco and Darren Haydar also scored.

With the victory, the Wolves (32-22-2-3) captured the Amtrak Rivalry trophy for the third straight year. The Wolves lead the series 13 points to 10 over the Admirals with one regular-season meeting remaining.

The Wolves also pulled within 1 point of Midwest Division-leading Charlotte heading into a road series Saturday and Sunday against the Checkers.

"I thought we played a real good game, but especially in the third," said Wolves coach Craig MacTavish. "I think we played the best third period of the season and we just wouldn't let ourselves self-destruct."

The Admirals (30-24-2-2) scored on a power play at 9:48 of the first period on a goal by Taylor Beck.

The Wolves knotted the game when forward Michael Davies controlled the puck behind the Admirals net and slipped a pass to Schroeder in the slot. He hammered a shot through goaltender Jeremy Smith's legs at 15:51.

The Wolves took a lead 2-1 on Rodin's first goal with 33 seconds remaining in the first period.

The Wolves grabbed a 3-1 advantage 1:43 into the third period when Mark Mancari set up Rodin.

Duco scored the first of 2 empty-net goals for the Wolves at 17:32 of the third period.

Wolves goalie Eddie Lack (16-15-3) posted 25 saves.

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