Mar 1, 2023


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Milwaukee Admirals and Yaroslav Askarov shut out the Iowa Wild in a Wednesday morning matchup and took a 1-0 win at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Jesper Wallstedt and Askarov each saved 22 shots in a goaltending duel. 

John Leonard provided the only goal for the Admirals at 8:09 of the first period when he shoveled the rebound of a Michael McCarron shot past Wallstedt. 

Milwaukee outshot Iowa 11-7 through the first 20 minutes of play. 

Damien Giroux provided Iowa with its best scoring opportunity of the middle frame. Giroux screened Askarov on a point shot from Joe Hicketts, but was unable to slide the rebound under the Milwaukee goaltender. 

The Admirals led the shot count 18-14 at the second intermission. 

The Wild were unable to solve Askarov in the third period. Nick Swaney nearly tied the game with six minutes to play when the Milwaukee defense left him alone in the slot, but Askarov turned away his scoring bid with the left pad. 

Milwaukee outshot Iowa 23-22. The Wild were 0-for-1 on the man advantage and did not face a Milwaukee power play.

The Iowa Wild face off against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. 

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