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Wolves’ skid reaches five with embarrassing loss

Updated: April 5, 2012 8:15AM

MILWAUKEE — Kevin Henderson scored twice, and Jeremy Smith stopped all 26 shots he faced to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 6-0 rout Saturday of the Wolves in American Hockey League action
at the Bradley Center.

The Wolves (30-22-2-3) have lost five consecutive games and have scored only one goal in their last 31/2 games.

Victor Bartley and Ben Ryan each added a goal and an assist and Juuso Puustinen and Jonathon Blum two assists apiece for the Admirals (30-23-2-2), who scored twice in the first period and once in the second before turning the game into a runaway with three goals in the third.

Matt Climie, who allowed all six goals, made 30 saves for the Wolves.

Zack Stortini opened the scoring at 9:34 of the first period, and Bartley made it 2-0 on a two-man advantage at 16:31. Ryan gave the Admirals a 3-0 lead at 18:19 of the second before Henderson sandwiched his two goals around one by Chris Mueller in the third.

The game turned chippy in the third period, with the Wolves’
Antoine Roussel and the Admirals’ Scott Valentine hit with penalties of five minutes for fighting and 10 minutes for misconduct at 6:24 and the Wolves’ Matt Clackson and the Admirals’ Stortini being assessed game misconducts at 14:06.

The Wolves return home to face the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Barons at 4 p.m. Sunday at Allstate Arena.

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