Low expectations and clutch goals made for a bit of a pleasant surprise, but next year is going to be huge for Patrick Maroon.
We open our player by player review of the season that was at the bottom of the totem poll with Defenseman Jordan Hendry (no offense to all you hardcore Hendry fans)
After a late season surge to get back into the playoff picture, the Ads dropped their last two games to fall right back out.
It was no contest as the Syracuse Crunch thrashed the Ads 6-1 thanks to a hat trick from AHL MVP Tyler Johnson. The loss dropped Norfolk out of a playoff spot to ninth by way of tiebreakers.
The Admirals are coming up on their final three games of the season. They can't rely on anyone else to keep them in playoff contention so they'll need to take all three to have the best shot.
The Admirals win in overtime to move into a tie for 7th place in the conference and ending the seasons for the Albany Devils and the Worcester Sharks.
Norfolk's hands are dirty, but they've climbed out of the basement and in to a playoff spot, at least for one day.
The Admirals dominated Worcester early, then barely held on to win 4-3 and take over the eighth and final playoff spot.