For the first time this season the Norfolk Admirals went above .500 in a three games in three days weekend series. After splitting games Friday and Saturday in Norfolk against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton the Admirals arrived early in Hershey, Pennsylvania and won their Sunday afternoon game.
How'd our goalie do? In just his second start in Norfolk Jeff Deslauriers stopped 31 of 32, the only goal against was a fluke.
Numbers for Nerds: Rosehill and PL3 each had three point games with Rosehill getting the Gordie Howe Hat trick after punching the Penguins Bobby Farnham a bunch of times. Josh Brittain leads the Admirals with goals since the beginning of January with six.
Final Score: Norfolk 1, Wilkes-Barre 4
Goal scorers for Admirals:After taking Friday off, Peter Holland had the only goal and it was short handed.
How'd our goalie do?Igor Bobkov lost stopped 29 of 32 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: Holland had the most shots for the night with five on net, Brittain and Rod Pelley both had four. The Admirals scored just their fifth shorthanded goal of the season, they've given up seven. The power play went 0-for-5.
Final Score: Norfolk 4. Hershey 3 (SO)
Goal scorers for Admirals: PatrickMaroon (13); Holland (16), Dan Sexton (3)
How'd our goalie do? Big Bobber stopped 31 0f 34 in regulation and overtime and allowed one goal out of four attempts in the shootout.
Numbers for Nerds: In a big rivalry game something rare happened: there were only six penalties all game and no fights! Neither team scored with the man advantage. Maroon had a goal and an assist and had four shots on goal. Chris Wagner had a rare off night taking two minor penalties and finishing a minus-1.
Norfolk signed defensemen Kyle Bushee and Sacha Guimond to PTOs on February 8th.
On February 9th Anaheim sent Jordan Hendry and Sami Vatanen back to Norfolk and reassigned Marco Cousineau to Norfolk after calling up Jeff Deslauriers to Anaheim.
The Ducks recall Nate Guenin to the NHL and the Admirals release Bushee and Guimond from their professional tryout contracts on the 11th.
On February 12th the Ducks reassigned Frederik Andersen to the Admirals after the Olympic qualifying ended in Europe. Cousineau was also sent back down to Fort Wayne and Brayden Irwin was released from his tryout. The Admirals decided to re-sign Guimond to another PTO.
Brandon McMillan is still out after having surgery on his arm, radio play-by-play announcer, Pete Michaud said during Sunday's game he might be back soon.
Troy Bodie looks like he might be out awhile longer still according to Pete.
Three Star Admirals: #3 - Jeff Deslauriers- Had a huge game and a bad bounce ruined his shutout. #2 - Peter Holland- This guy is scoring as many special teams goals he can. #1 - Jay Rosehill- Might have had his best scoring week of his career.
Game 1: Norfolk at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - Friday, February 15th at 7:05pm
Game 2: Norfolk at Connecticut - Saturday, February 16th at 7:00pm
Game 3: Norfolk at Bridgeport - Sunday, February 17th at 3:00pm