Admirals Over Providence 3-2, Take Season Series 4-0


By Ken Peacock

A third period goal from James Wright sealed an Admirals victory over Providence Saturday night at Scope. The Norfolk Admirals (12-8-0-1) swept the four-game season series against the Bruins (8-13-1-1) with the 3-2 victory. Next up for the Admirals is a meeting against the East Division leading rivals, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, at Scope on Tuesday.

The first period was a back and forth scoreless affair. Providence would open up the scoring at 12:35 of the second on a Josh Hennessy slap shot that was deflected into the Admirals net, by one of Norfolk’s own defenders.  The Admirals would tie the match up at one each on a Pierre-Cedric Labrie deflectio of a Radko Gudas shot that beat Bruin goalie Anton Khudobin. The goal was Labrie’s fifth of the season.

The Admirals took a 2-1 lead on Richard Panik’s third goal of the season at the ten minute mark of the third period. James Wright came out of hibernation at the 12:40 mark when he took a panick pass in the low slot and shot it past Khudobin for a 3-1 Admirals lead. Providence put on the pressure and closed to within a goal with 14 seconds remaining when Craig Cunningham scored for Providence. The Admirals held on went home with the 3-2 win.

Dustin Tokarski (7-5-0) stopped 26 of 28 shots for the win and Anton Khudobin (7-10-1) stopped 30 of 33 shots in the loss. Norfolk was 0-5 on the power play, Providence was 0-3.

Next up for the Admirals are the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, at Scope on Tuesday night at 7:15 p.m

Providence Bruins 2 at Norfolk Admirals 3 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 26, 2011 – Norfolk Scope

Providence 0 1 1 – 2
Norfolk        0 1 2 – 3

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Jones Nor (hooking), 1:38; Hennessy Pro (holding the stick), 3:07; Wyman Nor (boarding), 6:51; Bartkowski Pro (holding), 19:00.

2nd Period-1, Providence, Hennessy 6 (Arniel, Bartkowski), 11:35. 2, Norfolk, Labrie 5 (Gudas, Angelidis), 16:32. Penalties-Button Pro (roughing), 1:39; Ashton Nor (roughing), 1:39; served by MacKinnon Pro (bench minor – too many men), 4:21; Bodnarchuk Pro (roughing), 6:43; Bartkowski Pro (interference), 17:14; MacDermid Pro (fighting), 17:14; Cote Nor (fighting), 17:14; Vernace Nor (hooking), 19:29.

3rd Period-3, Norfolk, Panik 3 (Wright, Palat), 9:59. 4, Norfolk, Wright 1 (Panik, Palat), 12:40. 5, Providence, Cunningham 2 (Bartkowski, Arniel), 19:46. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Providence 13-7-8-28. Norfolk 7-17-9-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Providence 0 / 3; Norfolk 0 / 5.
Goalies-Providence, Khudobin 7-10-1 (33 shots-30 saves). Norfolk, Tokarski 7-5-0 (28 shots-26 saves).

A-4,423
Referees-Jason Rollins (37).
Linesmen-Tom George (61), Mark Hamlett (81).

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I'm not the average hockey nut. It took a bit to grow, but when it did it was like a drug flowing in my veins. I am a season ticket holder of the Norfolk Admirals, longtime supporter of the Washington Capitals, and part time supporter of the Anaheim Ducks (It's hard, but it can be done). My blog is a result of the lack of good sources of Admirals information and happenings. Our paper provides very weak coverage and there is only so much the Admirals themselves can do. There are not to many blogs that cover the Admirals, and when they do it is just rehashed information from the club, the AHL. Nine times out of ten the blogger doesn't even live in the area or go to the games. So what do I want to do? Hmm...good question. I would use this as an outlet for getting out information about the Admirals. Not necessarily the information provided by official channels, but news and information from a fans point of view. Hopefully this is something I can accomplish. I am open to criticism, comments, contributions of infomation for the site. Thank You and Welcome......

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