Admirals Keep On Rolling, Beat The Whale 3-1….Streak Moves To 14 In A Row.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Jaroslav Janus made 26 saves and Mike Kostka’s goal early in the third period was the difference as the Norfolk Admirals (41-18-1-2) overcame an early deficit to defeat the Connecticut Whale (30-20-5-5), 3-1, on Saturday night at the XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Norfolk has now extended its franchise-record winning streak to 14 straight games – including a franchise record-tying seven straight road wins. The Admirals conclude their three-game road trip tomorrow afternoon against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Mike Angelidis and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Admirals.

The Whale took a 1-0 lead midway through the opening period. Scott Tanski skated into the Norfolk zone on a two-on-one. He sent a shot from the right circle that Janus blocked. However, the rebound ended up on the stick of Tommy Grant, who scored at 8:11.

The Admirals tied the game at 1-1 midway through the second stanza. Alex Hutchings sent a pass from the left circle to Angelidis in the bottom of the right circle. Angelidis one-timed the puck past Connecticut goaltender Chad Johnson at 12:17 for his 14th goal of the season.

Norfolk took a 2-1 lead early in the third period off a faceoff. Tyler Johnson won the draw in the right circle back to Kostka, who skated to into the high slot. He sent a slap shot through a screen and past Chad Johnson for his ninth goal of the season at 1:56.

Tyler Johnson sealed the victory for the Admirals with an empty-net goal. His 23rd goal of the season came at 19:18.

Jaroslav Janus (14-8-2) made 26 saves on 27 shots for his six straight win. Chad Johnson (19-13-5) stopped 23 of 26 shots for the loss.

Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play.

Norfolk Admirals 3 at Connecticut Whale 1 – Status: Final
Saturday, March 10, 2012 – XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Norfolk         0 1 2 – 3
Connecticut 1 0 0 – 1

1st Period-1, Connecticut, Grant 8 (Tanski), 8:11. Penalties-Grant Ct (interference), 2:04; Angelidis Nor (roughing), 4:33; Deveaux Ct (roughing), 4:33.

2nd Period-2, Norfolk, Angelidis 14 (Hutchings, Devos), 12:17. Penalties-Deveaux Ct (interference), 4:13; Cote Nor (slashing), 7:32; Devos Nor (tripping), 18:41.

3rd Period-3, Norfolk, Kostka 9 (Johnson), 1:56. 4, Norfolk, Johnson 23 (Conacher), 19:18 (EN). Penalties-Conacher Nor (roughing), 5:54; Deveaux Ct (holding), 5:54; Palat Nor (boarding), 13:15; Deveaux Ct (goaltender interference), 13:24; Angelidis Nor (roughing), 20:00; Conacher Nor (roughing), 20:00; Deveaux Ct (roughing), 20:00; Newbury Ct (roughing), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Norfolk 10-2-14-26. Connecticut 10-7-10-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Norfolk 0 / 3; Connecticut 0 / 3.
Goalies-Norfolk, Janus 14-8-2 (27 shots-26 saves). Connecticut, Johnson 19-13-5 (25 shots-23 saves).

Referees-Graham Skilliter (48).
Linesmen-Derek Wahl (46), Jim Briggs (83).


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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