Veterans keep Admirals steady for playoff road trip

NOW: Veterans keep Admirals steady for playoff road trip

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Needing to win two out of three games to keep the Calder Cup quest alive a month into the playoffs, this is when you rely on veterans. Thankfully, for the Milwaukee Admirals, they have plenty. From former Stanley Cup winner Zach Sanford to 12-year vet and team captain Cole Schneider.

"It's massive. I think experience is huge because the longer you go, the tighter the games get, and you have that experience behind your belt and that calmness," said Roland McKeown, who scored two goals in Game 2.

"We got to be ready right from the start. It's a tough place to play, good crowd. We don't want to give them any more momentum, but we had a good practice today and we're going to be ready," said Schneider. 

With experience, the Ads know what they have to do this week in Texas to advance. Improve their 5-on-5 scoring. Milwaukee has just two even strength goals in the series against rookie Matt Murray.

"We're not ready to go home yet, so keep shooting, get a little more traffic in front of him. He's played well the first two games, so we have to do something different, go to the net a little bit harder," Schneider said. 

"I think in the end, you stick to what your strengths are and what you need to do as a team. We do that regularly, where we focus on our group rather than the other group," said Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor. 

The Ads playoff push continues with Game 3 against the Stars Wednesday. 

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