AHL Game Night 1/25: River Rats at Admirals

Admirals ride the roller coaster, get a point.

ALB-3
NOR-2 (SO)

Jonathan Boutin stopped 18 of 20 shots in regulation and overtime before allowing 2 of 5 shooters to score for the shootout loss.

First Period
NOR Stewart, (9) (Szczechura, Leach), 14:02 (PP)

Second Period
ALB Nolan, (19) (Petruzalek, Gove), 16:46

Third Period
ALB Petruzalek, (7) (Mormina, Carson), 10:52
NOR Szczechura, (5) (Smolenak, Milley), 18:45

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
ALB- Petruzalek, Johnson
NOR- Stewart

Paul Szczechura has been a revelation so far for the Admirals with 3 goals and 6 points in five games since being acquired by Norfolk. He was second star of the game tonight scoring the critical tying goal in the third period for the Ads.

Radek Smolenak extended his point streak to 4 games. He now has 2 goals and 8 points in 22 games in the AHL this season.

Norfolk dominated the opening frame outshooting Albany 17-5. After 40 minutes they held a 23-9 shot advantage, but had a 1-1 tie to show for it. The River Rats then stormed the Ads early in the third outshooting the Admirals 9-1 by the time Boutin relented the go ahead goal to Petruzalek. Then the Admirals stormed back to tie the game and in overtime they outshot Albany 6-0.

Box score from TheAHL.com.