Janus, Jaroslav

AHL Game Night: 2-12-12 Admirals at Checkers

3 games. 3 nights. 3 wins.

NOR-3
CHA-1

Jaroslav Janus was fantastic, stopping 33 of 34 en route to the victory. He held the door closed in a first period where Norfolk was outshot 17-8 and really gave his club the chance to win tonight. That's what you need from your goalie on the 3rd game in 3 nights.

First Period
NOR Oberg, (4) (Ashton, Picard), 19:01

Second Period
NOR Conacher, (28) (Smith), 18:07

Third Period
CHA Sanguinetti, (6) (Boychuk, Muse), 18:17 (PP)
NOR Labrie, (10) (Cote), 18:57 (EN)

Norfolk's win coupled with Hershey's win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today tightens up the East Division race to a log jam of 3 teams within 2 points of first place with Hershey 1 point back of the Pens and the Ads 2 points behind the Pens. Norfolk can forge a tie for the division lead on Wednesday night when they travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Big game.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-3-12 Admirals at Phantoms

It's a rare game where the Admirals were clearly outplayed.

NOR-1
ADK-3

Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 34 shots in the loss and also stopped a penalty shot.

First Period
ADK McGinn, (6) (Akeson, Roe), 12:27

Second Period
ADK Ford, (11) (Holmstrom, Hamel), 0:20
NOR Ashton, (18) (Johnson, Conacher), 9:58
ADK McGinn, (7) (Akeson, Roe), 17:42

Third Period
NO SCORING

It's probably safe to say this is partly an All-Star Break hangover. Norfolk was outshot 34-28 by an Adirondack team that came into the night with a very ordinary .500 record. Unfortunately, the loss drops Norfolk into third in their division, 5 points back of the leading Penguins. They get Springfield tomorrow night.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-24-12 Checkers at Admirals

Norfolk Everblades make it respectable...

CHA-4
NOR-2

Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
CHA Sutter, (6) (Dadonov, Krueger), 7:19
CHA Bowman, (11) (Sanguinetti, Jordan), 13:29 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Devos, (3) (Kostka, Palat), 16:10 (PP)

Third Period
CHA Pistilli, (9) (Sanguinetti, Terry), 2:32 (PP)
CHA Dadonov, (6) (Boychuk), 18:55 (EN)
NOR Neilson, (1) (Panik, Ouellet), 19:50 (PP)

Considering half of Norfolk's core players were in Tampa Bay as injury replacements, a 2 goal loss isn't a tragedy against one of the Western Conference's best teams. They had 2-3 guys who would otherwise be with the Everblades and a brand new signee, Michael Pelech, who was also up from the Coast. That's the unfortunate part of minor league hockey. Sometimes you're at the mercy of circumstances well beyond your control 6-700 miles away.

At least there was a Panik attack, though.

Norfolk draws Hershey on Friday in a big game where, hopefully, they'll get a lot of their guns back in the lineup from Tampa.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-21-12 Admirals at Whale

When Slovakians attack...

NOR-5
CT-4 (SO)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 goal on 26 shots and stopped 9 of 10 in the penalty shot session for the win. He came into the game in relief of Dustin Tokarski who unceremoniously allowed all 3 shots he faced into the net before getting the hook.

First Period
NOR Johnson, (14) (Ashton, Conacher), 0:39
CT Deveaux, (12) (Newbury, Christensen), 1:26 (PP)
CT Tanski, (3) (Tessier), 3:49
CT Bourque, (3) (Tessier, Parlett), 6:33

Second Period
NOR Palat, (3) , 3:58

Third Period
NOR Ashton, (16) (Panik, Jackson), 6:10
NOR Conacher, (24) (Kostka), 6:28 (PP)
CT Tanski, (4) (Grant, Owens), 8:13

Richard Panik was the first star of the game. He assisted Carter Ashton on the goal to tie the game at 3-3, got cheap shotted by Aaron Voros shortly thereafter, but got his revenge with the tenth round shootout winner. I'm rather shocked Janus didn't get a star, but both he and his countryman Panik were very worthy tonight. In his last 10 games, the AHL is feeling the Panik attack to the tune of 5 goals and 9 points.

For those wondering, although not 100%, Mark Barberio did dress and play tonight. I'm not the official BP Tweetmeister, but if I were: #goodnewsforachange

Norfolk's trip to the pay window moves them to within 2 points of Hershey in the division with the Bears holding a game in hand. Norfolk draws Charlotte at Scope on Tuesday night. The Checkers have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference (don't ask) this season, so Norfolk will have their work cut out for them.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-20-11 Admirals at Crunch

Oi.

NOR-3
SYR-6

Jaroslav Janus allowed 6 goals on 23 shots for the loss before being pulled for Dustin Tokarski for the third period. Tic stopped all 3 shots he faced the rest of the way in light work.

First Period
SYR Maroon, (17) (Sexton, Carle), 1:21
SYR Macenauer, (3) (Smaby, Maroon), 12:08
SYR Maroon, (18) (Carle, Sexton), 16:20

Second Period
SYR Sexton, (6) (McMillan), 3:48
SYR Macenauer, (4) (Bodie), 8:46
SYR Maroon, (19) (Carle, Rodney), 15:41 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Angelidis, (9) (Fornataro), 4:25
NOR Angelidis, (10) (Ouellet, Fornataro), 4:51
NOR Panik, (9) (Devos, Palat), 19:54

It was a tough spot for the Admirals, having to make due with so few forwards and moving defensemen to play out of position. It got worse when they lost Mark Barberio tonight to an injury. Kudos to them for sticking to it in the third and making it a bit more respectable. At least there was a Panik attack.

Norfolk heads to Hartford tomorrow to play the Whale.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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