As they continue their trip through the Midwest, the Checkers’ hot streak came to a screeching halt in Milwaukee, where they were steamrolled 5-0.
An uneventful first period was capped off by a Viktor Arvidsson goal with just 16 ticks left on the clock. The Checkers were dealt another blow as the first period buzzer sounded as Andrej Nestrasil was called for butt-ending. He was issued a five-minute major and a game misconduct, ending his night after just 20 minutes.
The Checkers were tasked with a tough five-minute kill to start the second as a result of the Nestrasil penalty, and nearly came away unscathed, but Colton Sissons struck with 14 seconds left in the man advantage to put the Admirals on top 2-0.
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1st Period-1, Milwaukee, Arvidsson 11 19:44. Penalties-Woods Cha (fighting), 5:39; Watson Mil (fighting), 5:39; Nestrasil Cha (major - butt-ending, game misconduct - butt-ending), 20:00.
2nd Period-2, Milwaukee, Sissons 10 (Bitetto, White), 4:46 (PP). 3, Milwaukee, Sissons 11 (Bitetto, White), 8:53 (PP). Penalties-Jordan Cha (roughing), 7:43; LaRose Cha (tripping), 8:21; McGinn Cha (roughing), 12:27; Grant Mil (cross-checking), 13:11; Budish Mil (tripping), 18:03.
3rd Period-4, Milwaukee, Bitetto 2 (Grant, Girard), 12:33. 5, Milwaukee, Arvidsson 12 (Van Guilder), 15:46. Penalties-Girard Mil (tripping), 6:25; Sissons Mil (high-sticking), 9:30; Grant Mil (slashing), 10:06; Holmstrom Cha (fighting), 15:06; Clune Mil (fighting), 15:06.
Shots on Goal-Charlotte 13-8-10-31. Milwaukee 9-15-11-35. Power Play Opportunities-Charlotte 0/5; Milwaukee 2/5. Goalies-Charlotte, Muse 2-8-0 (35 shots-30 saves). Milwaukee, Hellberg 8-4-2 (31 shots-31 saves). A-5,939. Referees-Geno Binda (22), Ryan Hersey (8). Linesmen-William Hancock (17), Jim Scarpace (75).