Home. Sweet. Home.
Marc Denis allowed 3 goals on 46 shots for the win. The Admirals have been woefully outshot on a night in, night out basis since Junior Lessard's recall and Paul Szczechura's injury, but the goaltending (and Denis in particular) has been helping to pick up the slack. Tonight, the Ads were outshot a staggering 46 to 21, but the team managed to outlast a 24 shot third period onslaught to hold on for the win.
NOR Smolenak, (11) (Henrich, Schneider), 6:22
POR Miller, (16) (Wirtanen, Bootland), 7:55
NOR Segal, (7) (Kearns, Keller), 6:45
NOR Klinkhammer, (10) (Jones, Kvapil), 7:31
NOR Henrich, (13) (Klinkhammer, Lawrence), 18:15
POR King, (25) (Ebbett, Bouck), 9:38
POR Ebbett, (15) (Miller), 17:47
Adam Henrich and Denis were named the game's first and second stars.
Here's something you might not know: Norfolk has a winning record at home this season at 15-13-1-2 on the season. Unfortunately, they happen to be 14 games under .500 on the road. In any event, the point is clear: even in a down year The Scope is not a hospitable place to visit if you're an opposing team.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals
Game 4: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 1
Best of 7 Series tied 2-2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Series: 4 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM
Playoffs: 9 GP, 2-1-3, 10 PIM
Victoria has now seen both their series lead and home ice advantage disappear after taking Games 1 and 2 in Langley.
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 1 shot on goal
Chilliwack Bruins 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 5
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, 7 saves on 11 shots
This was Jungâ€™s first start since February 23 and first win since January 30. Kelowna outshot Chilliwack 32-11.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Kootenay Ice 2
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
The Hurricanes were ranked No.10 in the most recent CHL Top 10 rankings.
Tri-City Americans 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Mike Smith made a statement tonight, helping the Lightning exorcise some demons in what has been their own personal house of horrors.
Smith allowed just 1 goal on 36 shots for the victory.
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 4-2 Game Two loss to Farjestads. Former Lightning prospect Eero Somervuori had two assists in the match for FBK.