Monsters Look to Sweep Milwaukee

MATCHUP
Looking for a sweep in the four-game season series, the Lake Erie Monsters (28-28-3-7) visit the Milwaukee Admirals (32-24-4-3) at 8:00 PM Wednesday in a game that's crucial in the Western Conference playoff race. The Monsters are coming off Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss at home to Grand Rapids, and have points in back-to-back games. Milwaukee topped Chicago last time out by a 4-1 score Sunday in Chicago, and is 7-1-1-0 over their last nine games.

LAST TIME OUT
The Monsters fell 5-4 in overtime Saturday at home against Grand Rapids; a game that saw the Monsters bolt out to a 3-0 first period lead before the Griffins countered with three in the second period. Luke Walker, Mike Sgarbossa, Bill Thomas, and David van der Gulik scored for the Monsters, and with an assist, Joey Hishon collected his first professional point.

WHO TO WATCH: MONSTERS
Thomas leads the Monsters with 21 goals and has scored in each of his last two games. With the Monsters relying heavily on the power play lately, Thomas, who leads the Monsters in power play goals, will continue to be counted on in the offensive zone.

WHO TO WATCH: ADMIRALS
Brad Winchester, an NHL veteran, has five goals over his last six games and points in six of seven contests.

TUNE IN
All of Wednesday's action can be heard beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern on ESPN 850 WKNR with Doug Plagens on the play-by-play.

Mike Connolly and Paul Carey


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