AHL Game Night: 12/8/10 Crunch at Admirals

Norfolk's rally nets them a point.

SYR-4
NOR-3 (OT)

Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the overtime loss.

First Period
SYR Sexton, (3) (Paetsch), 5:47 (PP)
SYR Laliberte, (4) (Deschamps, Chaput), 6:59
SYR Laliberte, (5) (Macenauer, Festerling), 18:51

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NOR Pouliot, (7) (Jones), 1:14
NOR Fornataro, (8) (Wishart, Milam), 7:34
NOR Pouliot, (8) (Jones, Labrie), 7:57

Overtime
SYR Green, (4) , 2:50

Marc-Antoine Pouliot was named the game's second star. On the one hand, the game continues the troubling trend of the Admirals being a better road team than a home team. On the other, any time you can steal a point when you're down three goals entering the final frame, you've accomplished something. That should be a death sentence in professional hockey.

Congratulations to Pierre-Cedric Labrie on signing a two-year AHL deal with the Admirals this year. It's well deserved.

Norfolk is now 7 points back of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for first place in the East Division, with the Pens holding a game in hand. Friday begins a critical home-and-home series against the Penguins, after which the Admirals could be as close as 3 points to the Penguins in the standings or as far back as 11 points.

Box score from TheAHL.com.