Admirals Aftermath: Fifteen Games Left, Five Points out of Playoffs

Courtesy of TillDeath Creations

The Admirals had a pretty successful road trip beating two teams that are some of the toughest league but running out of energy in their final game against another top team. In the next two days they take on the Adirondack Phantoms who are battling to not finish last in the conference but still are a challenging team against the Admirals.

[Ed. Note: Written prior to Tuesday's game. - JN]

Game Reviews
Game #1

Final Score: Norfolk 3, Charlotte 2
Goal scorers for Admirals: John Mitchell (8, 9), Nate Guenin (3) PPG
How'd our goalie do? Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of 28
Numbers for Nerds: Hampus Lindholm and Kyle Wilson both had 5 shots on net. Brayden Irwin, Guenin, and Mitchell all had a multi-point nights.

Game #2
Final Score: Norfolk 4, Syracuse 3 SO
Goal scorers for Admirals: Kyle Wilson (6), Chris Wagner (5), Josh Brittain (10)
How'd our goalie do? Bobkov stopped 38 of 41 in 65 minutes played, stopped all five shooters in the shootout and stayed undefeated in the skills competition.
Numbers for Nerds: Josh Brittain scored the only goal in the shootout to win the game. Nate Guenin led the team with five shots on net.

Game #3
Final Score: Norfolk 1, Binghamton 5
Goal scorers for Admirals: Sami Vatanen (6) PPG
How'd our goalie do? Andersen had one of the worst games of his season stopping 31 of 36
Numbers for Nerds: Luca Caputi had six shots on goal and an assist on the only goal. Troy Bodie and Brittain combined for 27 penalty minutes.

Overall Record: 29-27-4-1 63 points

Place in division: 5th

Place in conference: 12th

Top Producer: Peter Holland - 38 points

Top Goal Scorer: Peter Holland - 19 goals

Roster Moves from the Past Week:
Jean-Michel Rizk signed to a PTO from Fort Wayne
Patrick Maroon sent back from Anaheim

Injuries:
Jay Rosehill was the only injury and he was at practice yesterday and was announced as a healthy scratch last game.

Three Star Admirals:
#3 - Kyle Wilson - He had a goal and played way better than I thought he would
#2 - Josh Brittain - Could have had the normal game winning goal but went for the shootout game winner instead.
#1 - John Mitchell - Had a really strong week and I hope his secondary scoring stays!

Upcoming Games

Game 1: Norfolk vs. Adirondack - Tuesday, March 19th at 7:15pm
Game 2: Norfolk vs. Adirondack - Wednesday, March 20th at 7:15pm
Game 3: Norfolk vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - Saturday, March 23rd at 7:05pm

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