AHL Game Night: 1-24-12 Checkers at Admirals
Norfolk Everblades make it respectable...
Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the loss.
CHA Sutter, (6) (Dadonov, Krueger), 7:19
CHA Bowman, (11) (Sanguinetti, Jordan), 13:29 (PP)
NOR Devos, (3) (Kostka, Palat), 16:10 (PP)
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.