MILWAUKEE - Jeremy Smith made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Mark Van Guilder scored two goals for the second consecutive game as the Milwaukee Admirals topped the Toronto Marlies 2-0 in American Hockey League action Friday.
The Admirals jumped out to an early lead when Van Guilder scored his sixth goal of the season at 15:11 of the first. Ryan Flynn carried puck behind the Toronto net and then threaded a pass through traffic to Van Guilder, who scored on a wrist shot.
Van Guilder gave the Milwaukee (16-7-1) an insurance goal, scoring short-handed at 6:37 of the third period, beating Toronto goaltender Brian Scrivens through his pads on a breakaway. It was the first short-handed goal of the season for the Admirals, the last team in the league to score while on the penalty kill.
Van Guilder has seven points seven points (five goals, two assists) in his last seven games.
Scrivens made 22 saves for the Marlies (15-8-4).