Stephanie Joplin Tabbah
Special to FOXSportsHouston.com
HOUSTON- Another shootout stinger for the Houston Aeros on Sunday created a bigger mess in the AHL playoff standings. After losing 2-1 against the Milwaukee Admirals, the Aeros fell to at 33-24-5-11 to the Admirals 38-28-2-4.
The Aeros are in a four-way tie in points for fifth seed in the Western Conference. However, if the playoffs were to start today, Houston would enter in eighth place; the team does not own any of the tiebreakers, and the other four teams each have more wins than the Aeros do.
Milwaukees star of the game was RW Ryan Thang, who scored the deciding shootout goal in the fourth round of the tiebreaker. Despite the shootout loss, Aeros Matt Hackett was named the number three star of the game, with a total of 31 saves on Sunday evening.
LW Brett Bulmer earned second-star honors, after scoring his first goal of the season (assisted by RW Nick Palmieri) for the Aeros, the first professional goal of his care...