Aeros Even Series With OT Goal
Thursday, 05.5.2011 / 10:30 PM CT / News
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.
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.
F – DiSalvatore, O’Sullivan, Rau
D – Spurgeon, Bagnall
G - Hackett
Fraser, Penner, Lofquist, Foucault, Campbell, Fredheim, Morency, Buck, Kassian, Broda, Cuma, Daoust
West Division Finals, Game 5
Friday, May 6 (7:35 p.m.)
McMillan (3:35, OT)
HOU: Hackett (11/13, W)
MIL: Smith (30/33, L)