It was the Smitty and Ritola show!
Mike Smith  stopped all 29 shots he faced for the shutout.
NOR Durno, (14) , 6:32 (SH)
NOR Milam, (9) (Ritola, Vernace), 18:14 (PP)
NOR Pouliot, (14) (Ritola, Roy), 14:00
Smith, Chris Durno , and Troy Milam were the game's three stars.
Mattias Ritola  had a pair of helpers in his Admirals debut.
It's a critical victory for Norfolk, which moves back into a tie with Charlotte at 63 points for third in the East Division. They also maintained their gap on fifth place Binghamton of 5 points. 28 games remain in the regular season.
Box score  from TheAHL.com.