Admirals Aftermath - Brought To You By The Magic Number 5

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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.

Once again, the Admirals won only 2 of 3 weekend series games. The weekend started in Worcester against the Baby Sharks. Norfolk won both of the games and swept the season series against the Sharks. On Sunday, the Admirals traveled to Providence to take on the Bruins, one of the top teams in the league. Norfolk had a miserable game and Bruins goalie, Niklas Svedberg made the Admirals look bad - again.

Game Reviews
Game #1
Final Score: Norfolk 4, Worcester 3
Goal scorers for Admirals: Harry Zolnierczyk (11), Steven Whitney (2,3), Josh Brittain (11)
How'd our goalie do? Frederik Andersen stopped 39 of 42 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: Both teams had only two power plays and no one did anything with them.

Game #2
Final Score: Norfolk 4, Worcester 3 OT
Goal scorers for Admirals: Patrick Maroon (24), Devante Smith-Pelly (13),Chris Wagner (8), Sami Vatanen (9) PPG
How'd our goalie do? Andersen stopped 31 of 34 in his 12th game in a row.
Numbers for Nerds: Sharks goalie Harri Sateri stopped 45 of 49 shots on goal. The Admirals went 1 for 6 on the PP and killed 4 penalties.

Game #3
Final Score: Norfolk 1, Providence 4
Goal scorers for Admirals: Max Friberg (1)
How'd our goalie do? Igor Bobkov stopped 26 of 30 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: DSP led the team in shots with 6 on goal. Bruins goalie Svedberg stopped 36 of 27 shots. Matt Smaby played his first game since March 2nd and had an assist.

Overall Record: 37-31-4-1 79 points

Place in division: 7th

Place in conference: 4th

Top Producer: Patrick Maroon - 48 points

Top Goal Scorer: Patrick Maroon - 24

Roster Moves from the Past Week:
  • Sami Vatanen - He was called up on 4-8 then sent down on 4-9 and then was recalled again on 4-15.
  • Max Friberg - Was assigned to Norfolk on 4-9 after his team's season in Sweden ended.
  • Troy Bodie - Put on loan to the Portland Pirates on 4-10.
  • Brayden Irwin - Released from his PTO on 4-14 and returned to the Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • Peter Holland - Reassigned to Norfolk on 4-15.
  • Jordan Hendry- Called up to Anaheim on 4-15.
  • John Gibson - Assigned to Norfolk on 4-16 after his junior season ended.
Injuries:
Three Star Admirals:
#3 - Charlie Sarault - He had 3 assists and keeps playing a lot of power play minutes.
#2 - Devante Smith-Pelly - DSP had 2 goals and one assist for a pretty decent weekend.
#1 - Steven Whitney - He also had 2 goals and an assist over the weekend and keeps playing strong hockey.

Cabin Boy(s): Saying everyone that dressed against Providence would be unfair I guess so lets just throw out Hampus Lindholm and Nate Guenin, both of them finished minus-2 and had no shots. They'll both bounce back this weekend though, I guarantee it.

Upcoming Games

Game 1: Norfolk vs. Syracuse - Friday, April 19th at 7:30pm ET
Game 2: Norfolk vs. Albany - Saturday, April 20th at 5:00pm ET
Game 3: Norfolk vs. Providence - Sunday, April 21st at 3:05pm ET
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