Janus, Jaroslav

AHL Game Night: 12-2-11

Yuck.

ADK-5
NOR-1

Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He's dropped 4 of his last 5 and his save percentage has fallen to .890. Considering Dustin Tokarski has won 4 of his last 5, there's some separation between the two that is being established.

First Period
ADK McGinn, (3) (Holmstrom, Akeson), 5:49 (PP)
NOR Ashton, (13) (Johnson, Jackson), 6:18

Second Period
ADK Holmstrom, (5) (Testwuide, Hamel), 7:23
ADK McGinn, (4) , 13:02

Third Period
ADK Jancevski, (2) (Harper, Kessel), 4:09
ADK Hamel, (10) , 14:50 (EN)

At least Carter Ashton broke his 5 game scoreless streak.

New Admirals Mike Kostka and Evan Oberg were not in the lineup for the Ads.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-23-11 Checkers at Admirals

60 minutes, not 50.

CHA-6
NOR-3

Jaroslav Janus allowed 6 goals on 26 shots for the loss. Ugly.

First Period
NOR Angelidis, (4) (Wyman, Fornataro), 16:06

Second Period
CHA Samson, (8) (Terry, Nash), 3:09 (PP)
NOR Smith, (9) (Landry, Labrie), 3:47
CHA Roy, (2) (Terry, Nash), 5:29 (SH)
CHA Nash, (2) (Samson, Krueger), 17:27

Third Period
NOR Conacher, (10) (Angelidis, Fornataro), 4:28
CHA Samson, (9) (Terry), 10:04 (PP)
CHA Matsumoto, (8) , 10:45
CHA Dalpe, (2) (Matsumoto, Jordan), 17:39 (PP)

3 unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes were the difference... that and being -4 in goal differential on special teams, including allowing a shorthanded goal. That's just inexcusable. That's how you squander a 37-26 shots advantage.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-18-11 Admirals at IceCaps

TJ back to early season form.

NOR-6
STJ-2

Jaroslav Janus made 26 saves on 28 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Ashton, (12) (Fornataro, Johnson), 5:27
STJ Postma, (3) (Machacek, Klingberg), 16:44 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Smith, (7) (Conacher, Dimmen), 1:22
NOR Smith, (8) (Conacher, Landry), 4:32
NOR Angelidis, (3) (Wyman), 11:11

Third Period
STJ Klingberg, (9) (DeSantis), 2:58 (SH)
NOR Johnson, (5) (Ashton, Conacher), 8:14
NOR Johnson, (6) (Barberio, Vernace), 15:35 (PP)

Tyler Johnson and Carter Ashton were the game's first and second stars.

Remember Tyler Johnson (pictured)? He had 6 points in the first 4 games of the season before cooling off with 3 points in the subsequent 11. And then, boom, 3 point night. There's so much depth on the Admirals and it's truly under-appreciated. Trevor Smith has 20 points in the first 17 games this season, and he's barely figured in the three stars discussions in each game. Heck, he's not even the team's leading scorer, because Cory Conacher has 21 points, and he doesn't even have a contract with the Lightning, yet. There's 4 players on the Ads (Conacher, Smith, Ashton, and Mark Barberio) that are currently over a point-a-game. It's impressive.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-11-11 Admirals at Devils

Keith Kinkaid of Albany continues to torment the Admirals.

NOR-1
ALB-2

Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
ALB Gionta, (2) (Wiseman, Corrente), 17:08
ALB Taormina, (3) (Bernier, Berube), 18:24

Second Period
NOR Conacher, (6) (Barberio, Vernace), 16:04 (PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Cory Conacher was the game's third star.

Kinkaid has held the Admirals to 1 goal in his 2 starts against Norfolk so far this year.

It's been an odd week or so for the Admirals, who have seen their shot totals held in check, their chances go down, and their goals scored curtailed significantly. I'm kind of hard pressed to explain it, because the Mattias Ritola sideshow shouldn't have affected the team this way, but it needs to turn around for tomorrow's showdown with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-5-11 Admirals at Sound Tigers

Norfolk needs some Ritola...

NOR-2
BRI-3

Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

First Period
BRI Donovan, (2) (Ullstrom, Niederreiter), 10:29
NOR Smith, (6) (Picard, Labrie), 18:48

Second Period
BRI Frischmon, (1) (Ness), 14:52

Third Period
BRI Ullstrom, (6) (Donovan, Nilsson), 7:50 (PP)
NOR Ashton, (10) (Conacher, Angelidis), 17:09

That's a very talented team that Bridgeport has. You see a lot of high draft picks and a smattering of veterans like Tim Wallace on that roster. They outshot Norfolk slightly by a 32-29 margin, and you get the feeling this may be a team the Admirals see in the playoffs.

Now, after two straight losses, it appears this is a good time to get Mattias Ritola into the fold. He didn't play tonight, but I would hope he gets in the lineup tomorrow at Providence.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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