By Ken Peacock
Playing three games in three nights is no easy task for any team, especially for the road team. The Admirals (8-4-0-1) did not look like a road weary team on the tail end of a weekend series. The Admirals offense was re-ignited and Dustin Tokarski shut down the Providence Bruins 3-0 in Providence. The Sunday night win brought and end to the Admirals road trip where they went 4-3-0-0. Norfolk returns home for a Wednesday night match with division rival WB/S Penguins.
Norfolk struck early in the contest when Pierre-Cedric Labrie tipped in a Dana Tyrell shot past Bruin net minder Michael Hutchinson at eight minute mark of the first period. Mike Angelidis would give the Admirals a two goal lead when Mike Angelidis beat Hutchinson from the right face off circle.
Both teams went scoreless in the second and most of the third. With just over five minutes left in the third, Pierre-Cedric Labrie fed the puck to Carter Ashton who paused and spun around in front of the Bruin goal and deposited the puck in the net. Dustin Tokarski would not allow the Bruins to score stopping all 37 shots that he faced tonight.
Both teams failed to convert on their power play opportunities. Labrie and Angelidis scored their second goals of the season. Tokarski earned his second shutout of the season. Carter Ashton leads the team and all AHL rookies with 11 goals this season.
Next up are the Penguins on Wednesday night. If you have not got your tickets then get them now!
Norfolk Admirals 3 at Providence Bruins 0 – Status: Final
Sunday, November 6, 2011 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Norfolk 2 0 1 – 3
Providence 0 0 0 – 0
1st Period-1, Norfolk, Labrie 2 (Ashton, Landry), 8:19. 2, Norfolk, Angelidis 2 (Conacher, Dimmen), 18:15. Penalties-Angelidis Nor (roughing), 9:51; Bodnarchuk Pro (roughing), 9:51.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-MacDermid Pro (tripping), 6:42; Dimmen Nor (hooking), 11:10; Labrie Nor (hooking), 17:39; Camper Pro (holding the stick), 19:46.
3rd Period-3, Norfolk, Ashton 11 (Labrie), 14:24. Penalties-Bodnarchuk Pro (hooking), 7:28; Labrie Nor (boarding), 12:03.
Shots on Goal-Norfolk 11-5-14-30. Providence 6-17-14-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Norfolk 0 / 3; Providence 0 / 3.
Goalies-Norfolk, Tokarski 4-3-0 (37 shots-37 saves). Providence, Hutchinson 0-2-0 (30 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Brett Montsion (80), Marcus Vinnerborg (45).
Linesmen-Scott Whittemore (96), Bob Paquette (18).