Admirals can't catch Roadrunners, lose 1st of back-to-back

(Courtesy: Milwaukee Admirals)

John Leonard and Spencer Stastney scored goals for the Milwaukee Admirals but it wasn’t enough as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Tucson Roadrunners on Friday night.

Reassigned from the Predators earlier in the day, Leonard started the scoring in the contest as he notched a power-play tally 6:04 into the contest when he took a feed from Cole Schneider and sent a wrister over blocker of Tucson goalie Tyler Parks.

The Roadrunners tied it up with 3:10 to play in the second when Michael Kesselring took a backdoor feed from Nathan Smith to score his 14th of the season.

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After Tucson took a 2-1 advantage on a Vladislav Kolyachonok goal, the Admirals tied it up at 2-2 courtesy of Stastney’s second goal in his past three games. Stastney skated into the Roadrunners zone 2-on-1 with Adam Wilsby before firing a wrister that was originally saved by Parks, before trickling between his legs for the tally.

However, Tucson responded with the game-winning goal at the 3:14 mark of the third period on a Curtis Douglas snapper from the left hashmarks.  

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The Admirals had a number of good opportunities to tie the game down the stretch, but couldn’t get one past Parks and they dropped their second straight game.

The Admirals and Roadrunners get right back at it on Saturday night when they face off a 6 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena – the Admirals continue their five-game home stand.