AHL Game Night: 1-27-12 Bears at Admirals
Labrie is Superman.
Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory.
NOR Ashton, (17) (Kostka, Panik), 11:32
HER Micflikier, (19) (Eakin), 6:30
NOR Labrie, (7) (Smith, Conacher), 10:04
Labrie got off the plane, then got into a phone booth to put on his cape and score the game winning goal. There's not many tough guys who could do what he did: play a strong 2-way game in a 4th line role in Tampa and then turn around and go play on a top line and score the winning goal down in the AHL. This guy's not going away. He's not a flash in the pan.
Mark it down: 1/27/12 was the day Panik got back to 0.50 points per game. Panik attack, ya'll.
Norfolk's win ties them with Hershey at 55 points, but they're now 3 points behind the suddenly surging Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. On the one hand, playing in this division makes it extremely tough to get a high seed, which is tough on Norfolk. On the other hand, though, they'll be a lot more battle tested come the postseason having played more games against quality opposition.
Box score from TheAHL.com.