Both teams entered the first period fired up and ready to play- the Wolves looking to clinch the series and the Admirals hoping to stay alive. The Ads fought hard, especially upping their aggressive play in the offensive zone. Chicago got on the board first when Arturs Kulda fired a shot from the point and it was redirected in front of the Milwaukee net and past netminder Pekka Rinne
Aggression levels from both teams were on the rise during the second period of this do-or-die game. The penalty killing unit for Chicago was on point however, as Valabik notched his first shorthanded goal of the series at 5:05 when a puck deflected off of Matt Ellison’s stick and into the Milwaukee net. Boris Valabik was credited with the goal.
It took almost the entire period, but the Wolves had the final say in Game 6. 19:26 in, with Milwaukee’s net empty for the extra attacker, Valabik sent the puck down the ice to give Chicago the 3-0 lead. The Ads fought relentlessly for the last 34 seconds, but ultimately couldn’t muster a comeback before the clock ran out.
It was just the fifth time in franchise history that the Admirals had been shutout in playoff action, and the first since the 2004 post-season.
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