IceHogs chill the Admirals, 4-1

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Admirals struggles continued against the Rockford IceHogs as they lost their fifth straight game to the I-39 rivals 4-1 Saturday night at the Bradley Center.

Hogs netminder Carter Hutton stopped 22 of 23 shots for his sixth win of the year against Milwaukee. In those six contests against the Ads, Hutton has only surrendered seven goals.

The first period started off hot for the Admirals as they created two good scoring chances in the opening minutes of the game, but quickly cooled off as the IceHogs picked up tempo.

After failing to capitalize on the early scoring opportunities, the Ads next chance to score came on a two on one breakaway lead by Victory Bartley and Chris Mueller. However, Bartley fanned on his shot and missed the net. Soon after, Chris DiDomenico put the Hogs on the board when he slapped in a stray puck that got away from Milwaukee goaltender Jeremy Smith at 13:11 in the period.

The Ads one-goal deficit became two at 5:33 into the third as Svendsen beat Smith glove side on a slap shot from the right faceoff circle.

Milwaukee's Jonathan Blum quickly answered with a goal of his own that came on a slap shot from the point at 6:20 into the period.

The slim deficit was short lived though, as Phillippe Paradis scored at 9:23 to put the Hogs up three to one. The final goal came on an empty netter from Peter LeBlanc with :44 left in the game.

The Admirals head out on a three-game road trip beginning Sunday night in Rockford at 4 p.m.