NORFOLK, Va. – Philip-Michael Devos’ fourth goal of the season and 17 saves by Dustin Tokarski proved to be enough as the Norfolk Admirals (28-18-1-2) shut out the Adirondack Phantoms (22-23-1-1), 2-0, on Friday night at Norfolk Scope. The Admirals and Phantoms face off again tomorrow night at Scope.
Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored his ninth goal of the season while Cory Conacher picked up a pair of assists. The victory was Tokarski’s 20th victory of the season and his third shutout on the campaign.
After a scoreless opening period, Devos gave the Admirals a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the second period. Conacher sent a pass from the high slot to Devos at the top of the right faceoff circle. Devos quickly fired a shot over the glove of Phantoms netminder Michael Leighton at 3:35.
Labrie capped off the scoring with an empty net at 18:38 of the final period.
Dustin Tokarski (20-11-0) turned aside all 17 shots he faced in the victory. Phantoms goaltender Michael Leighton (16-17-0) allowed one goal on 27 shots in defeat.
Neither team had a power play opportunity in the contest.
The Admirals and Phantoms meet for the final time at Scope in the regular season tonight with puck drop set for 7:15 p.m.
Adirondack Phantoms 0 at Norfolk Admirals 2 – Status: Final
Friday, February 10, 2012 – Norfolk Scope
Adirondack 0 0 0 – 0
Norfolk 0 1 1 – 2
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-1, Norfolk, Devos 4 (Conacher, Oberg), 3:35. Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period-2, Norfolk, Labrie 9 (Conacher, Kostka), 18:38 (EN). Penalties-Akeson Adk (delay of game), 6:23; Conacher Nor (delay of game), 6:23.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 4-9-4-17. Norfolk 11-10-7-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 0; Norfolk 0 / 0.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 15-18-0 (27 shots-26 saves). Norfolk, Tokarski 20-11-0 (17 shots-17 saves).
Referees-Jeff Smith (49).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Tom George (61).