MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Wolves and goaltender Jake Allen withstood a late flurry from the Milwaukee Admirals to post a 2-1 win Saturday night at the Bradley Center.
Left wing Dmitrij Jaskin and center Keith Aucoin tallied 50 seconds apart in the opening minutes of the second period for the Wolves, while Allen kicked out 25 Admirals shots, including all 13 in the third period.
The Wolves (20-13-1-2) took 2 consecutive penalties in the opening period and the Admirals (17-11-5-1) scored on their second man-advantage. After Allen's initial stop on the doorstep, a scramble ensued in front of the net. The puck squirted out to right wing Vinny Saponari, who sent it top-shelf at 13:46 of the first period.
By the 1:11 mark of the second period, the Wolves had found the equalizer and the lead. The 2 unanswered goals were all the Wolves needed and Aucoin's short-handed tally stood as the game-winner.
Jaskin kicked off the spree when he stole the puck from an Admirals defender, moving in on the goal and backhanding it past Milwaukee netminder Magnus Hellberg 21 seconds into the middle period.
Aucoin put the Wolves up less than a minute later when he poked the puck out of the defensive zone on the penalty kill, chased it down, and rifled a wide-angle shot top-shelf.