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Admirals Aftermath: Two Outta' Three Ain't Bad, Unless You're Trying To Make The Playoffs

The Norfolk Admirals are on a desperate run to make the playoffs. This past week they won 2 of 3 games. Great, except they need to be practically perfect from here on out to make the playoffs.

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The Admirals had a pretty decent week winning going 2-for-3 but at this point in the season they need to win 3-of-3 every week.

Game Reviews

Game #1
Final Score: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
Goal scorers for Admirals: Brandon McMillan PPG (5), Josh Brittain (7)
How'd our goalie do? Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of 27 with his lone goal against on the penalty kill.
Numbers for Nerds: The Admirals went 1-for-6 on the power play. Hampus Lindholm, Luca Caputi, and Peter Holland lead the team with 4 shots each.

Game #2
Final Score: Norfolk 6, Charlotte 2
Goal scorers for Admirals: Peter Holland (17,18,19), Brandon McMillan (6,7), Chris Wagner (4)
How'd our goalie do? After giving up two early goals Andersen finished the game strong stopping 21 of 23.
Numbers for Nerds: Holland received the second hat trick of the season for the Norfolk Admirals, first was by Corey Elkins who deported himself to Europe. The Admirals went 0-for-4 on the man advantage and gave up only one power play goal on 8 penalties.

Game #3
Final Score: Norfolk 2, Hershey 3
Goal scorers for Admirals: Josh Brittain (8), Troy Bodie (3)
How'd our goalie do? Igor Bobkov gave up two goals in the final 2:33, including Hershey's game winning goal with just 46 seconds left, to lose the game. He stopped 24 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: The Admirals gave up two leads in this game. It was a pretty uneventful game with only 4 penalties.

Overall Record: 25-26-3-1 54 points

Place in division: 5th out of 5

Place in conference: 13th out of 15

Top Producer: Peter Holland, 38

Top Goal Scorer: Peter Holland, 19

Roster Moves from the Past Week:
  • Brandon McMillan and Peter Holland were called up
  • Patrick Maroon was sent down.
Injuries: As far as anyone knows everyone is healthy for once. Lindholm and Caputi were both healthy scratches last Saturday.

Three Star Admirals:

#3 - Frederik Andersen - When he plays well the Admirals win. Its as simple as that.
#2 - Brandon McMillan - After missing a substantial amount of time he scored 3 goals and earned a trip to the NHL.
#1 - Peter Holland - 3 goals and earned another call up

Cabin Boy: Igor Bobkov - He hasn't shown the ability to really step up his play when the Admirals need it.

Upcoming Games:

Game 1: Norfolk vs. Charlotte - Wednesday, March 6th, 7:15pm ET
Game 2: Norfolk vs. Hershey - Friday, March 8th, 7:30pm ET
Game 3: Norfolk vs. Hershey - Saturday, March 9th, 7:15pm ET