Wolves score 5 straight to win
The Chicago Wolves reeled off four goals in four shots in a 4:43 stretch of the third period to rally for a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on Thursday night at Allstate Arena.
Forwards Gage Quinney, Valentin Zykov, Cody Glass and Tye McGinn and defenseman Dylan Coghlan scored for the Wolves (24-21-3-2), who knocked off the AHL's No. 1 team for the fourth time in 10 games.
Rookie forward Lucas Elvenes handed out two assists and Oscar Dansk posted 15 saves to improve his record to 14-1-2 since Dec. 4.
Milwaukee (34-10-4-3) posted the game's first goal with 3:53 left in the first period. Defenseman Alexandre Carrier fired from the right point and center Michael McCarron, stationed in front of goaltender Dansk, tipped the shot home.
The Admirals pushed the lead to 2-0 at 11:59 when Miika Salomaki knocked a puck off a Wolves defenseman's stick into the slot for Eeli Tolvanen, who promptly flicked it into the net.
The Wolves sliced the margin to 2-1 at the 9:00 mark of the third. Curtis McKenzie spied Brandon Pirri open at the far post, but Milwaukee goaltender Connor Ingram blocked Pirri's attempt to shove it home. The rebound bounced through the crease to Quinney near the other post and he knocked it in before Ingram could move.
Chicago maintained the pressure and pulled even at 11:09 on Coghlan's seventh goal of the year. Elvenes, working just inside the offensive zone, zipped a pass to Jake Leschyshyn streaking down the slot. Leschyshyn got his stick on the puck and tipped it to Coghlan, who swept it past Ingram.
Zykov delivered the go-ahead goal at 12:16 when defenseman Jake Bischoff launched a slap shot from the point. Zykov tipped it while skating through the high slot and it slid through Ingram's five-hole to give the Wolves a 3-2 lead.
Glass, playing his first game for the Wolves this season, capped the rally at 13:43 when he flung himself headlong just outside the crease in order to knock a backhand past Ingram for a 4-2 lead.
McGinn added an empty-net goal at 19:38 to give the Wolves five goals on their final five shots of the night.
Ingram (16-5-5) finished with 25 saves while Dansk improved his record to 18-7-2.
The Wolves continue their homestand at 7 p.m. Saturday against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The first 2,500 fans receive a Wolves Reusable Tote Bag, courtesy of Pet Supplies Plus. For tickets, visit ChicagoWolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.