Admirals Aftermath: Another Weekend, Another Pair of Losses

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The Admirals' struggles continued this week with losses to Bridgeport and Adirondack. Apparently Peter Holland is the only Admiral player who is allowed to score goals.

The Norfolk Admirals only played two games for this Aftermath column and they lost both. They gave up nine goals combined and only scored three, against teams that they need to beat to even begin thinking of the playoffs. We aren't out of the post season yet, but it is getting very, very close. The team is only nine points out of eighth place but they struggle against, well, everyone.


Game Reviews
Game #1
Final Score: Norfolk 2, Adirondack 5
Goal scorers for Admirals: Peter Holland (13) PPG, Dan Sexton (2)
How'd our goalie do? Igor Bobkov stopped 21 of 25 shots
Numbers for Nerds: Holland finished the game with two shots on goal, one went in, and a minus-3. Sexton had a goal on three shots and finished a plus-1. The Admirals took four penalties but could only kill two of them. On the other side of the special teams, Adirondack took seven penalties and the Admirals only capitalized once.

Game #1
Final Score: Norfolk 1, Bridgeport 4
Goal scorers for Admirals: Peter Holland (14) PPG
How'd our goalie do? Igor Bobkov stopped 29 of 32 shots
Numbers for Nerds: Holland had four shots on net but was on the ice for two goals against. For the second game in a row the Admirals could only score one power play goal on seven chances. They killed four of the six penalties they faced. Bridgeport's Brock Nelson scored a hat trick.

Overall Record: 18-23-2-1 39 points

Place in division: 5th of 5

Place in conference: 15th of 15

Top Producer: Peter Holland has 14 goals and 18 assists

Top Goal Scorer: Holland, 14 goals

Roster Moves from the Past Week:
  • The Admirals signed Brayden Irwin to a Professional Tryout Contract. He has played fourth line minutes as far as I know. He had four shots through the weekend.
  • The Anaheim Ducks reassigned Devante Smith-Pelly to the Admirals.
  • The Anaheim Ducks called up defenseman Jordan Hendry.

Injuries:
  • Brandon McMillan had arm surgery, still not sure on a time table.
  • Troy Bodie didn't travel with them team but did do the Polar Plunge so hopefully he will be back soon.

Three Star Admirals:
#3 - Igor Bobkov lost both games but if the Admirals had any kind of offense or penalty kill they could have easily been wins.
#2 - Luca Caputi, with two assists he was the second best offensive player for the weekend.
#1 - Peter Holland, had two power play goals.

Cabin Boy: Patrick Maroon- He did a disappearing act this weekend combining for a minus-4 with only three shots on goal and a minor penalty

Upcoming Games:

Game 1: Norfolk vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Friday, February 8, 7:30pm EST
Game 2: Norfolk vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Saturday, February 9, 7:15pm EST

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