AHL Playoff Game Night: 6-2-12 Marlies at Admirals Game Two

Once again, Norfolk finds themselves playing with the house's money as they head out for the road portion of this series.

TOR-2
NOR-4

Norfolk Leads the Series 2-0

Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory. It's the first time since the Connecticut series in the Eastern Conference Semis that the Admirals allowed more than 1 goal in a game, and Toronto's second goal came late in the Third Period in garbage time after falling 3 goals behind.

First Period
NOR Panik, (4) (Oberg), 14:38
TOR Colborne, (2) (Gardiner, Lashoff), 18:20 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Picard, (9) (Angelidis, Oberg), 15:17

Third Period
NOR Segal, (5) (Angelidis, Aulie), 8:26
NOR Smith, (5) (Panik, Aulie), 15:52
TOR Mikus, (1) (Ashton, Dupuis), 19:17

Mike Angelidis, Richard Panik, and Tokarski were the game's three stars. Of note: it's an almost completely fresh slate of offensive heroes for Norfolk in this game. Panik attack, y'all.

The one constant through two games has been the goal scoring exploits of Brandon Segal, A Dangerous Man.

The 2-3-2 playoff format stinks if you stub your toe as the home team in the first 2 games. But, if you hold serve, you're in excellent position. All Norfolk has to do is win 1 of 3 on the road to guarantee 2 shots at hoisting the trophy on home ice. I would have to like the Admirals' odds in that scenario. Beat Toronto twice and you get to skate the trophy in their barn, giving Don Cherry a mild stroke in the process.

Box score from TheAHL.com.