AHL Game Night: 12-11-10 Admirals at Bears

All good things...

NOR-3
HER-6

Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 28 shots for the loss, snapping his long, 5 game winning streak.

First Period
HER Aucoin, (7) (Bourque, Micflikier), 9:23 (PP)
HER Micflikier, (10) (Aucoin, Mink), 9:54 (PP)
NOR Conacher, (16) (Smith, Oberg), 11:23
HER Aucoin, (8) (Micflikier, Bourque), 14:08 (PP)
HER Bourque, (13) (Aucoin, Micflikier), 18:28

Second Period
NOR Smith, (13) (Conacher, Barberio), 3:03 (PP)
NOR Johnson, (10) (Conacher, Labrie), 16:58

Third Period
HER Kundratek, (4) (Bourque, Wellar), 4:46
HER Bourque, (14) (Mink), 17:52 (EN)

Norfolk may have the best offensive depth in the league, but between Aucoin and Bourque, the Bears probably have the two best offensive players in the AHL. Solving Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are the two biggest challenges Norfolk needs to resolve this year, and they need to do it next weekend when they have 2 games against Hershey and 1 against the Pens. Doing well in those 3 games could give the Admirals the gift of a division lead going into the holiday break. Losing those games will be like receiving a big lump of coal. With the Pens idle, Hershey's win puts the East Division back at a 3 team tie.

Box score from TheAHL.com.