Jordan Hendry lead the Admirals with 7 shots on goal. - John Wright/Norfolk Admirals
Devante Smith-Pelly had one of his better games of the year (not saying a whole lot) but the Admirals were done in by a quick overtime goal.
Final Score: Admirals 2, Checkers 3 OT
First Period Recap: Devante Smith-Pelly opened up the scoring 6:58 into the period with Nate Guenin and Dan Sexton getting the assists. Earlier in the period Patrick Maroon fought Brett Bellemore after trying to get Bobby Raymond to drop the gloves. The fight was pretty even and also pretty dumb by Maroon. Chris Terry scored his 22nd goal of the season to tie the game up, not quite half way through the period. The goal was reviewed and quickly upheld by the referee. The Admirals went 0-for-1 on the power play and out shot the Checkers 11-9 in the first period.
Second Period Recap: It would take over 15 minutes of play for another goal to be scored. Unfortunately, it was the Checkers going up 2-1 on the power play as Jeremy Welsh scored his 11th of the year. The Admirals couldn't answer back, despite out shooting Charlotte 9-5 in the period. The Ads went 0-for-3 on the PP with one chance carrying over into the final frame.
Third Period Recap: Right away, Maroon tied the game at 2-2, with only one second left on the carry over power play. It was Maroon's 14th of the year, DSP and Sami Vatanen got the assists. Vantanen's helper was his sixth over the course of a five game point streak. Norfolk was stopped on its only full power play chance in the period and killed off two penalties they took. The shots were 13-7 Admirals.
Overtime Recap: The overtime was short lived as Marc-Andre Gragnani scored the game winning goal and his third point of the night, only 36 seconds in.
The Good: DSP had a role in both of the Admirals goals, which is good since he has a tough year in the AHL.
The Bad: The Admirals need to win every game they can and OT losses help nothing.
The Ugly: Most the team took the night off and didn't really seem to get quality chances most of the night.
Next Game: Friday, March 8th, at 7:30pm ET vs. Hershey