The Houston Aeros were not gracious hosts on Saturday night, showing their visitors, the Milwaukee Admirals an unpleasant time in shutting them out and cruising to a 4-0 victory in front of a home crowd of 5,865. The victory propels Houston above the .500 mark for the first time this season and proves that this club has turned the corner and found the key to success.
The Aeros would score twice in the first on goals from Charlie Coyle and Brian Connelly before skating to a scoreless second. The Aeros would pick up two more in the third when Coyle would net his second of the game before Johan Larsson picked up his first of the season.
Coyle, Larsson, Connelly and Mikael Granlund would each register two points on the night, despite the hot powerplay being blanked, going 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Darcy Keumper picked up the win and the shutout, making 33 saves in what was an impressive outing from the net minder. Keumper replaced Matt Hackett early into Friday night’s game against Oklahoma City when the Baron’s scored three times on five shots and proved he’s worth of the start on Saturday night. It could be difficult for Hackett to get back in between the pipes anytime soon if Keumper continues to show a hot hand in goal, forcing the coaching staff to start who’s giving the club a chance to win.
The Aeros are off all week before heading to OKC for a pair of games against the Barons next weekend, on back to back nights starting on Friday. The Aeros knocked off the Barons this past Friday, outscoring the Oilers prospects 6-4.