AHL Game Night: 11-12-11 Admirals at Penguins

Norfolk re-finds its offense.


Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

First Period
WBS Williams, (3) (McDonald, Lerg), 1:13
NOR Gudas, (3) (Tyrell, Wyman), 15:01 (SH)

Second Period
WBS Street, (2) (Bortuzzo, Sneep), 0:56 (PP)
WBS Dimitrakos, (4) (Gibbons), 1:52

Third Period
NOR Conacher, (7) (Fornataro, Barberio), 1:56 (PP)
NOR Barberio, (3) (Dimmen, Smith), 8:26 (PP)
NOR Tyrell, (4) (Barberio, Angelidis), 11:23
NOR Conacher, (8) (Dimmen), 19:58 (EN/PP)

Mark Barberio (pictured) and Dana Tyrell were the game's first and second stars.

It took 40 minutes, but the Admirals re-found their offense and their power play, based partly on Barberio's 3-point period. His effort moved him back into the top slot amongst all AHL defensemen in scoring. What's more exceptional, to me, is that he's at 15 points in 14 games. A point-a-game pace is so difficult to maintain at the AHL level, and especially by a defenseman. He had 31 points all of last season, in 68 games. He's pretty much halfway to that mark already.

Tyrell snapped a 5 game scoreless streak with his 3rd multi-point game of the season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.