Admirals Open Road Trip with Loss in Bridgeport

From the Norfolk Admirals:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Goals by Kyle Palmieri and Emerson Etem weren’t enough as the Norfolk Admirals (6-3-0-0) opened a four-game road trip with a 4-2 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (6-3-0-0) on Wednesday morning from Webster Bank Arena. The Admirals will continue the road trip on Saturday night against the Binghamton Senators.

Norfolk netminder Frederik Andersen (3-2-0) took the loss with 22 saves. The Admirals out-shot the Sound Tigers, 30-26.

Bridgeport opened scoring 3:40 into the contest. Colin McDonald sent a wrist shot from the right half-wall that eluded Andersen for a 1-0 Sound Tigers lead.

Photo: John Wright

The Admirals tied the game at 1-1 just 49 seconds into the second stanza on a power play. After Peter Holland won a faceoff in the right circle, Palmieri skated the puck from the high slot into the right circle. He maneuvered around a defender and sent a wrist shot past the blocker of Sound Tigers goaltender Kevin Poulin for his fourth goal of the season.

Bridgeport re-claimed the lead with a power play goal of its own just over four minutes later. Johan Sundstrom sent a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past Andersen at 4:58 to give the home team a 2-1 lead.

Photo: John Wright

Norfolk tied the game at 2-2 just over four minutes later. Ryan Lasch carried the puck around a defender in the right circle. Just as he crossed the goal line in the right corner, Lasch sent the puck towards the goalmouth where Etem redirected it past Poulin. Etem’s third goal of the season came at 9:12 of the second period.

The Sound Tigers went ahead for good late in the second period off a turnover. Jon Landry picked off an Admirals pass and tried a shot that was blocked. Brock Nelson found the loose puck and sent a wrist shot from the left hashmarks past Andersen at 19:19 for a 3-2 Bridgeport lead.

Sound Tigers forward Nino Niederreiter closed out scoring in the contest at 15:34 of the final frame, as Bridgeport won the contest, 4-2.

Poulin stopped 28 of 30 shots to earn the win.

Norfolk was 1-for-5 on the power play. Bridgeport was 1-for-3.

The Admirals will continue a four-game road trip on Saturday night against the Binghamton Senators. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or You may also watch on a pay-per-view or season pass basis at


Norfolk Admirals 2 at Bridgeport Sound Tigers 4 – Status: Final
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – Webster Bank Arena

Norfolk       0 2 0 – 2
Bridgeport 1 2 1 – 4

1st Period-1, Bridgeport, McDonald 2 (Hill), 3:40. Penalties-Bodie Nor (fighting), 6:19; Gallant Bri (fighting), 6:19; Riley Bri (tripping), 6:19; Watkins Bri (slashing), 13:23; Parent Nor (holding), 17:26.

2nd Period-2, Norfolk, Palmieri 4 (Holland), 0:39 (PP). 3, Bridgeport, Sundstrom 2 (Nelson, Persson), 4:58 (PP). 4, Norfolk, Etem 3 (Lasch, Andersen), 9:12. 5, Bridgeport, Nelson 5 (Landry), 19:19. Penalties-Niederreiter Bri (interference), 0:33; Lasch Nor (goaltender interference), 3:05; Donovan Bri (tripping), 6:52; Rosehill Nor (fighting), 9:54; Gallant Bri (fighting), 9:54.

3rd Period-6, Bridgeport, Niederreiter 6 (Backman), 15:34. Penalties-Landry Bri (hooking), 5:45; Hendry Nor (holding the stick), 10:58; Hendry Nor (fighting), 13:15; McDonald Bri (fighting), 13:15; Kurtz Nor (fighting), 19:40; Riley Bri (fighting), 19:40; Bodie Nor (fighting), 20:00; Gallant Bri (double minor – spearing (attempt, fighting, game misconduct – third major), fighting, game misconduct – third major), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Norfolk 13-8-9-30. Bridgeport 9-7-10-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Norfolk 1 / 5; Bridgeport 1 / 3.
Goalies-Norfolk, Andersen 3-2-0 (26 shots-22 saves). Bridgeport, Poulin 6-2-0 (30 shots-28 saves).

Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Jim Briggs (83), Mike Baker (11).


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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