MILWAUKEE - Texas forward Colton Sceviour brought Milwaukee's three-game win streak to a grinding halt Wednesday night, scoring less than two minutes into the OT period in the Admirals 2-1 OT loss to the Stars.
Although this was the first and only time this regular season that Texas will skate at the BMO, the Stars already nabbed a 3-1 win against the Admirals back on October 24th, thus completing the season sweep.
After what was a quiet first period, Milwaukee rookie forward Austin Watson scored on a wrister over the right shoulder of Stars goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp. The goal marks number eight for the 21-year old Ann Arbor, Michigan native, and gives him a team-leading 15 points on the season.
Texas evened the score with a power-play goal from forward Cody Eakin midway through the third, which ultimately sent the game into overtime. With Latta in the penalty box to serve the teams too many men on the ice minor, Eakin took advantage of a loose puck and tied the game at one-a-piece. Smith made the initial save on Matt Frasers attempt, but the Milwaukee defense couldn't clear the puck in time to prevent Eakin from scoring on the rebound.
The game winner came from Colton Sceviour just under two minutes into the sudden death overtime. The 23-year old Red Deer, Alberta native beat Smith just inside the far post off his own rebound to give Texas the season sweep against Milwaukee.
The Admirals hit the road for a short three-game road trip to take on two division-leading squads. They play Friday night at Rockford against the Midwest Division-leading Icehogs, and then head south to Charlotte for Sunday and Tuesday match-ups against the South Division-leading Checkers. Also worth noting is that forward Ben Ryan is expected back in the lineup in the next couple games, but that captain Mike Moore isn't expected back anytime soon per head coach Dean Evason.