Admirals Hand Senators A 5-1 Loss

By Ken Peacock

Norfolk gets goals from five different Admirals in a 5-1 victory over the Binghamton Senators (9-15-1-1) tonight at the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena. With the win, Norfolk (15-9-0-1) is now tied for first in the East Division with the WB/S Penguins and Hershey Bears.

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The Admirals scored first on a Michel Ouellet goal at 7:09 of the first period. Trevor Smith passed the puck from behind the goal line to Ouellet. Ouellett sent a one-timer into the net and past Senator Goalie, Robin Lehner. This was Ouellet’s fifth goal of the season and first goal since missing 15 games due to an injury.

Binghamton tied the game at 1-1 halfway into the second period on a Andre Petersson shot from the right faceoff circle that beat Tokarski. The remainder of the period was all Admirals as Matt Fornataro scored his first goal of the season at 13:39. Five minutes later Mike Kostka would score his first goal as an Admiral at 18:47. With 20 seconds remaining Cory Conacher made it 4-1 with a  goal from the left slot that slid between the legs of Lehner and into the net.

Norfolk put the game to bed with a its fifth goal at 18:38 of the third period. Trevor Smith took the puck from the right corner and shot it into the net for his eleventh goal of the year.  Smith closed out the night with a goal and two assists.

Dustin Tokarski (10-5-0) stopped 21 of 22 shots for his fifth win in a row. Robin Lehner (6-10-1) stopped 34 of 39 shots for the loss. Norfolk was 2-3 on the power play. Binghamton was 0-3.

Both teams meet again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. The Admirals will then move on for a Sunday meeting with the Hershey Bears.

Norfolk Admirals 5 at Binghamton Senators 1 – Status: Final

Friday, December 9, 2011 – Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena

Norfolk         1 3 1 – 5
Binghamton 0 1 0 – 1

1st Period-1, Norfolk, Ouellet 5 (Smith), 7:09. Penalties-Ashton Nor (roughing), 2:31; Armstrong Bng (roughing), 2:31; Kostka Nor (boarding), 3:01.

2nd Period-2, Binghamton, Petersson 8 (Cannone, Gryba), 9:30. 3, Norfolk, Fornataro 1 (Smith, Devos), 13:39 (PP). 4, Norfolk, Kostka 3   18:47. 5, Norfolk, Conacher 13 (Labrie), 19:40. Penalties-Picard Nor (tripping), 2:02; Hamilton Bng (tripping), 5:24; Klinkhammer Bng (boarding), 12:18; Kostka Nor (hooking), 16:27.

3rd Period-6, Norfolk, Smith 11 (Conacher, Barberio), 18:38 (PP). Penalties-Armstrong Bng (boarding), 16:46.

Shots on Goal-Norfolk 6-18-15-39. Binghamton 8-10-4-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Norfolk 2 / 3; Binghamton 0 / 3.
Goalies-Norfolk, Tokarski 10-5-0 (22 shots-21 saves). Binghamton, Lehner 6-10-1 (39 shots-34 saves).

A-2,907
Referees-Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-Brian Lemon (25), John Everett (82).

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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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