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Aeros Even Series With OT Goal

Thursday, 05.05.2011 / 11:30 PM / News
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Aeros Even Series With OT Goal

AEROS POSTGAME REPORT
MAY 5, 2011: HOU 3, MIL 2 (OT)

HOUSTON --- Carson McMillan scored 3:35 into overtime to lift the Houston Aeros to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals in Game 4 of the American Hockey League’s West Division Finals on Thursday night at Toyota Center. The win evened the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

The Aeros opened up a 2-0 lead by the 9:53 mark of the first period on goals by Colton Gillies and Patrick O’Sullivan. Gillies swept home a rebound off a Jed Ortmeyer shot for his team-leading fifth playoff goal 1:58 into the game. O’Sullivan followed up on the power play at 9:53, snapping a backboards rebound past Admirals goaltender Jeremy Smith.

Milwaukee’s Andreas Thuresson answered with 5:32 left in the opening stanza to make it a 2-1 game on his third goal of the postseason. Aaron Johnson tied it for the Admirals with a power play tally at 13:12 of the middle period.

The 2-3-2 series continues with Game 5 at Toyota Center on Friday at 7:35 p.m. The series shifts back to Milwaukee with Game 6 on Sunday at 5 p.m. Game 7, if necessary, will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Aeros tickets are available via aeros.com, the Toyota Center Box Office, by calling 1-866-GO-AEROS and at select area Randalls locations. For groups or packages, please call 713-974-PUCK.

BOMB DROPPINGS
Nine of the 10 games this season between the Aeros and Admirals have been decided by one or two goals… The Aeros scored first for the third game in a row… The Aeros are 2-2 all-time in Game 4 situations versus Milwaukee…  Houston outshot the Admirals 32-12 in regulation including margins of 14-4 in the first period, 11-5 in the second and 7-3 in the third… The Aeros are 18-10 all-time in overtime playoff games, 14-5 in Calder Cup Playoff action and have won 10-straight.

AEROS STARTERS
F – DiSalvatore, O’Sullivan, Rau
D – Spurgeon, Bagnall
G - Hackett

AEROS SCRATCHES
Fraser, Penner, Lofquist, Foucault, Campbell, Fredheim, Morency, Buck, Kassian, Broda, Cuma, Daoust

NEXT GAME
West Division Finals, Game 5
Friday, May 6 (7:35 p.m.)
Toyota Center

DECIDING GOAL
McMillan (3:35, OT)

POWER PLAYS
HOU: 1/4
MIL: 1/3

GOALIES
HOU: Hackett (11/13, W)
MIL: Smith (30/33, L)

SERIES
Tied 2-2

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