AHL Game Day: 12/5/10 Admirals at Falcons

Vernace pushes Norfolk to a 5-1-0 finish to their 6 game road trip.

NOR-3
SPR-2 (OT)

Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 24 shots for the victory. He's getting a little stronger now. He's been at .917 or better in three of his last four starts in the save percentage department.

First Period
SPR Blunden, (10) (Goloubef), 14:27 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Vernace, (4) (Durno, Marks), 18:01

Third Period
NOR Berry, (7) (Jones, Vernace), 11:35 (PP)
SPR Pandolfo, (2) (Clitsome, Goloubef), 19:40

Overtime
NOR Vernace, (5) (Jones, Durno), 1:43 (PP)

Michael Vernace was the game's first star with 2 goals and 3 points, including the overtime winner.

Norfolk moves to within 6 points of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with the Penguins holding a game in hand. Here's an interesting statistic: Norfolk has played 18 games on the road already and just 7 games at home. That means that with only about a quarter of the season gone, the club has already played almost half of its games away from The Scope. They have a ridiculous .722 winning percentage on the road, and just a .571 winning percentage at home. The team will have a glut of home games to play during the second half of the season, and if they can start winning at home at the same clip they do on the road, they've got a great chance of winning their division.

Box score from TheAHL.com.