Janus, Jaroslav

AHL Game Night: 10-29-11 Admirals at Crunch

Norfolk smacks a good team square across the mouth.

NOR-6
SYR-2

Jaroslav Janus (pictured) allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Ashton, (9) (Landry, Conacher), 13:13
NOR Tyrell, (3) , 18:01
NOR Smith, (5) (Vernace, Palat), 19:27

Second Period
NOR Panik, (2) (Smith, Vernace), 1:58 (PP)
SYR Smith, (1) (Schaus, O'Hanley), 6:34 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Bell, (3) (Carle, O'Hanley), 6:58
NOR Wyman, (3) (Tyrell, Dimmen), 7:24
NOR Barberio, (2) (Picard, Vernace), 10:54 (PP)

Mark Barberio, and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars. It's laughable that the Syracuse media had the guts to give one of theirs a star at all in a 6-2 drubbing.

This was a Syracuse team that had only lost once in regulation coming into the weekend and Norfolk owned them from the drop of the puck. And, what really is exciting is that, although there are guys like Ashton, Conacher, and Barberio that are riding high amongst the league leaders, everyone on the team is chipping in. That's what makes you believe this team is going to be a force wire-to-wire this season.

Norfolk rolls into Albany on Friday.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-26-11 Admirals at Phantoms

Norfolk salvages victory in the shootout after giving up a late, 6th attacker goal.

NOR-5
ADK-4 (SO)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 28 shots before stopping 4 of 5 in the shootout for the win.

First Period
ADK Wellwood, (3) (Roe), 10:28
NOR Ouellet, (3) (Barberio, Labrie), 14:36
ADK Sestito, (4) (Gustafsson, Akeson), 19:33 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Ashton, (7) (Conacher, Barberio), 8:11
ADK McGinn, (1) (Pither, Brown), 15:43

Third Period
NOR Johnson, (4) (Dimmen, Barberio), 1:01 (PP)
NOR Ouellet, (4) (Smith, Gudas), 18:41
ADK Hamel, (7) (Zolnierczyk), 19:32

Michel Ouellet and Janus were the game's first and third stars.

Mark Barberio had his 3rd multi-point game of the season and 2nd 3-point game. He was already leading all AHL d-men in scoring heading into the game and he's now clear ahead of the rest of the field by 4 points, with 10 points in 8 games. Interestingly, and surprisingly, Radko Gudas sits tied for 6th amongst d-men in scoring with 5 points in 8 games.

Norfolk outshot Adirondack 42-28 in the game.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-22-11 Senators at Admirals

A wise old hockey man once told me how incredibly hard it was to beat a team twice in two nights, no matter how convincing your win on the first night.

BNG-3
NOR-2 (SO)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 38 shots before allowing 1 of 3 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. You can't fault Janus when the goals he allows are breakaways.

First Period
BNG Parrish, (5) (Wiercioch, Lehner), 10:06 (PP)
BNG Petersson, (1) (Godfrey, Lehner), 15:14

Second Period
NOR Vernace, (1) (Picard, Smith), 17:21 (PP)
NOR Vernace, (2) (Labrie, Smith), 18:55

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
BNG- Hoffman
NOR- NONE

Mike Vernace was the game's second star.

It was an interesting lineup and an interesting result for the Admirals. Cory Conacher was out and Ondrej Palat, who was stopped in his shootout attempt, was in. And, it was a fight marred game without the typical flow Norfolk has enjoyed offensively.

Shots ended up 39-39, which is strange after the shot board pasting Norfolk issued last night.

Norfolk travels to Charlotte for a late afternoon tilt tomorrow.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-15-11 Admirals at Bears

Ouellet is money in overtime.

NOR-6
HER-5 (OT)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the win. There's still no clear changing of the guard between the pipes, in my opinion, after this performance.

First Period
HER Mink, (1) (Aucoin, McNeill), 6:42 (PP)
NOR Gudas, (1) (Ouellet, Fornataro), 13:21
NOR Gudas, (2) (Smith, Fornataro), 18:38
HER Collins, (1) (Mink, Aucoin), 19:46

Second Period
HER Bourque, (4) (Aucoin, Wellar), 6:01
HER Ford, (2) (Sjogren, Greentree), 11:04
NOR Conacher, (2) (Wyman, Angelidis), 16:44
NOR Ashton, (4) (Dimmen, Johnson), 17:12

Third Period
NOR Conacher, (3) , 8:59
HER Micflikier, (2) (Aucoin, Mink), 13:15 (PP)

Overtime
NOR Ouellet, (2) (Angelidis), 1:06

Cory Conacher and Michel Ouellet were the game's first and second stars.

Mark Barberio had his points streak snapped, but Carter Ashton and Tyler Johnson continue their offensive mastery.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-14-11 Bears at Admirals

Does this open the door for Janus to take the starting job?

HER-7
NOR-5

Dustin Tokarski allowed 6 goals on 22 shots for the loss before being lifted for Jaroslav Janus, who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way. The numbers are ugly. Tokarski has a 6.35 GAA and .788 sv% in his first two starts, after being injured for much of training camp. My guess is that if Janus' next start is successful, he may be the #1 for a little while.

First Period
HER Bourque, (2) (Micflikier, McNeill), 4:47 (PP)
HER Flemming, (1) (Bourque, Wellar), 10:11
NOR Wyman, (1) (Smith, Tyrell), 15:32
NOR Johnson, (3) (Ashton, Barberio), 17:02 (PP)

Second Period
HER Eakin, (1) (Flemming, Richmond), 2:02
HER Bourque, (3) (Aucoin, Micflikier), 8:07 (PP)
NOR Barberio, (1) (Ashton, Johnson), 9:32
HER Micflikier, (1) (Mink, McNeill), 12:05 (PP)

Third Period
HER Eakin, (2) (Bourque, McNeill), 2:07
NOR Ouellet, (1) (Gudas, Wright), 2:25
HER Aucoin, (2) (Mink, Bourque), 6:06
NOR Panik, (1) (Picard), 16:26

On the bright side, Mark Barberio (3 GP, 1-5-6), Tyler Johnson (3 GP, 3-2-5), and Carter Ashton (3 GP, 3-3-6) continue to rack up points at an obscene clip. 2 points a game for any player is ridiculous. 2 points a game for a d-man like Barberio (pictured) is fantastic.

Norfolk hits the road for a rematch with Hershey tomorrow night. Again, the big intrigue will be between the pipes, where Jaroslav Janus will likely play, and if he does well, there may be a change in the depth chart for a while in net.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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