Can anyone say sophomore slump?
We open our player by player review of the season that was at the bottom of the totem poll with Defenseman Jordan Hendry (no offense to all you hardcore Hendry fans)
After a late season surge to get back into the playoff picture, the Ads dropped their last two games to fall right back out.
It was no contest as the Syracuse Crunch thrashed the Ads 6-1 thanks to a hat trick from AHL MVP Tyler Johnson. The loss dropped Norfolk out of a playoff spot to ninth by way of tiebreakers.
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.
The Admirals win in overtime to move into a tie for 7th place in the conference and ending the seasons for the Albany Devils and the Worcester Sharks.
Norfolk's hands are dirty, but they've climbed out of the basement and in to a playoff spot, at least for one day.
The regular season is almost over for the Norfolk Admirals. Will they be hitting the golf courses early or playing on into the summer?
The Admirals are 4-1 in their last five home games and now head on the road for six to end the season.
The "injection" of three new players has given speed, skill, and vision to an Admirals team fighting for a shot at the post-season.