The Admirals get a big win for their new coach in a game they absolutely had to have.
Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 19 shots for his first professional win. The Admirals outshot the Falcons 36-19 in the game.
SPR Fretter, (17) (Reddox, Trukhno), 1:29
SPR Cleaver, (1) (Paukovich, Beauregard), 9:17
NOR Parrish, (10) (Fadden), 10:33
NOR Wishart, (7) (Fadden, Fornataro), 12:54
NOR Fornataro, (1) (Wishart, Parrish), 17:37
PTO Matt Fornataro and Ty Wishart were the game's first and second stars. I don't want to oversell it, but Wishart is becoming a real offensive star for Norfolk. In his last 20 games, Wishart has 6 goals and 13 points. He's also -2 over that span. That's pretty good considering in his first 22 games he had 1 goal, 3 points, and he was -12.
Congratulations to Mitch Fadden for his first professional point and his first multi-point night as a professional. He's been working hard of late to get it. It's nice to see the floodgates start to part a bit. Here's to hoping that first pro goal isn't far behind.
Jim Johnson is 1-0-0 as Head Coach. You can't argue with the winning percentage. Norfolk is now 6 points behind the Penguins for the final playoff spot in the East Division.
Box score from TheAHL.com.