The Norfolk Admirals were able to sweep the Syracuse Crunch to gain a valuable four points and remain in 9th place, just two points outside of the playoffs. Yet, on Tuesday the Admirals had a really poor showing for the first 40 minutes and dug themselves to deep of a hole to come back against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It was a big game since most of the league was off that night. Now a few teams around us have a game in hand and more points. The playoff window is getting smaller by the day.
Final Score: Norfolk 5, Syracuse 4 OT
Goal scorers for Admirals: Patrick Maroon (19, 20 PPG, 21 PPG), Devante Smith-Pelly (11), Chris Wagner (7)
How'd our goalie do? Frederik Andersen stopped 26 of 30 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: Maroon got his 10th and 11th power play goals of the season and leads the team in that category.
Final Score: Norfolk 2, Syracuse 0
Goal scorers for Admirals: Sami Vatanen (8), John Mitchell (10)
How'd our goalie do? Andersen stopped 41 shots.
Numbers for Nerds: Kyle Wilson and DSP both had two assists for the game.
Final Score: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3
Goal scorers for Admirals: Kyle Bonis (1), DSP (12)
How'd our goalie do? Andersen stopped 21 of 24.
Numbers for Nerds: In his first game with the Admirals Harry Zolnierczyk finished a minus-2 with no shots on goal.
Overall Record: 33-30-4-1 71 points
Place in division: 5th
Place in conference: 9th
Top Producer: Patrick Maroon & Sami Vatanen tied with 43 points
Top Goal Scorer: Maroon, 21
Roster Moves from the Past Week:
Kyle Bonis signed to an ATO
Charlie Sarault signed to an ATO [Ed. Note: Sarault was signed to a three-year entry level deal with the Ducks on Mar. 5. - JN]
Jay Rosehill traded to Philadelphia for Harry Zolnierczyk
Nick Schaus called up from Fort Wayne
Kevin Gagne signed to an ATO
Ryan Parent - Took an elbow to the head a couple games back and hasn't played since.
Three Star Admirals:
#3 - Kyle Wilson - Had two assist in the big shutout win against Syracuse,
#2 - Devante Smith-Pelly - Had 2 goals and 2 assists through the week.
#1 - Patrick Maroon - Had a hat trick and is keeping the power play decent.
Game 1: Norfolk vs. Binghamton - Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm
Game 2: Norfolk vs. Binghamton - Saturday, April 6th at 7:15pm