You know what they say about, "All good things..."
Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss.
NOR Keller, (9) (Simek, Szczechura), 3:17
HFD Couture, (7) (Potter, Locke), 3:54
HFD Soryal, (2) (Ambuhl, Potter), 18:32
HFD Couture, (8) (Williams), 5:03
HFD Byers, (14) (Potter, Locke), 11:43
HFD Roche, (3) (Heikkinen, Locke), 5:18 (PP)
Jim Johnson loses his first game in regulation as Head Coach of the Norfolk Admirals. His record drops to a still stellar 7-1-1-1.
Unfortunately, in a playoff chase this close, you cannot afford to lose any games. Norfolk drops back to 7 points behind 2nd place Albany in the East Division. They'll remain in 3rd place, which is the last playoff spot in the East Division, by virtue of Syracuse crushing Adirondack tonight. However, the surging Crunch will now move into a tie with Adirondack at 2 points behind the Admirals.
The situation with the crossover is much bleaker. Hartford (5th in the Atlantic) is now 5 points ahead of Norfolk and Bridgeport (6th in the Atlantic) is 1 point ahead. If Norfolk slips to 4th in the East Division, they must finish ahead of the 5th place team in the Atlantic to make it to the postseason.
Box score from TheAHL.com.