Tokarski, Dustin

AHL Game Day: 11-22 Admirals at Sharks

Thud.

NOR-2
WOR-3

Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
WOR McCarthy, (2) (Zalewski, Mashinter), 18:08

Second Period
NOR Syroczynski, (3) (Smolenak), 16:11

Third Period
WOR Quirk, (1) (Callahan), 1:10
WOR Curadeau, (1) (Groulx, Stalock), 4:12
NOR Jones, (5) (Smolenak, Graham), 16:01

Blair Jones was named the game's third star. That's 4 goals and 12 points in his last 10 games. You wonder if and when Jones will get an NHL shot.

Norfolk drops back below .500 and now must regroup back at home in Norfolk.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-20 Admirals at Devils

McKenna's revenge on the Lightning organization.

NOR-1
LOW-2

Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the loss to former Lightning goaltender Mike McKenna.

First Period
LOW Zharkov, (5) (Walter, Perkovich), 0:24
LOW Swift, (4) (Magnan, Murphy), 12:12

Second Period
NOR Bochenski, (12) (Jones, Mihalik), 12:33

Third Period
NO SCORING

In his last 8 games, Blair Jones has 3 goals and 11 points. That's good news. Matt Lashoff is scoreless and -3 in 4 games since returning from injury. That's bad news. If you had told me that after 14 games with Norfolk that Lashoff would only have 1 goal and 2 points and be -9, I might've laughed at you. It's not so funny now. In my mind he's ceded a lot of ground to Mike Lundin in terms of the roster situation coming up for next season. Lundin's probably in line to be a PlanetUSA All-Star. The only honor Lashoff might be able to win for his play so far this year would be at a dog show. It's hard to believe this is the same player who looked so impressive for the Lightning down the stretch of last season. What happened, and how does it get fixed?

In my mind, due to payroll constraints, the Lightning are probably in a situation where they need to decide which one out of Paul Ranger and Andrej Meszaros they want to keep long term after this season. As a consequence, there will be an opening for a mobile two-way, puck moving defenseman, and entering the year I though Lashoff had an edge on Lundin in winning that spot if it does indeed come open. Now? Lundin by a mile. Lashoff needs to pick it up at both ends of the rink.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-17 Admirals at Pirates

The Admirals start their voyage through the Northeast with a "W".

NOR-2
POR-1 (OT)

Dustin Tokarski stopped 24 of 25 shots faced for with win.

First Period
POR Wanvig, (5) (Weber, Generous), 12:29

Second Period
NOR Smolenak, (2) (Karsums, Hall), 19:24

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
NOR Bochenski, (11) (Lundin, Simek), 2:33 (PP)

Brandon Bochenski and Tokarski were named the game's first and third stars. The win temporarily vaults Norfolk into second place in the East Division at 9-8-1.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-13 Admirals at Bears

Hershey is a frightening place to play on Friday the 13th.

NOR-3
HER-5

Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Jones, (4) (Wishart), 1:09
HER Aucoin, (7) (Alzner, Giroux), 9:06

Second Period
HER Giroux, (8) , 7:19
HER Osala, (6) (Beagle, Reid), 9:53
HER Joudrey, (3) (Aucoin, Helmer), 17:36

Third Period
NOR Syroczynski, (2) (Lawrence, Fritz), 8:57
NOR Simek, (3) (Jones, Lundin), 13:50
HER Pinizzotto, (3) (Neuvirth), 19:59 (EN)

I give the Admirals a ton of credit for mounting a serious third period comeback bid in a tough barn. Blair Jones is officially on fire with 8 points in his past 4 games.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11/10 Senators at Admirals

Drew Bannister is still playing hockey?

BNG-5
NOR-3

Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss. He also stopped a penalty shot in the contest.

First Period
BNG St. Pierre, (6) (Hamel, Keller), 1:19 (PP)
NOR Keller, (3) (Fritz, Lawrence), 14:43

Second Period
NOR Szczechura, (6) (Keller), 1:14 (SH)
BNG Daugavins, (2) (Smith, Hennessy), 4:46

Third Period
BNG Smith, (3) (Schira, Daugavins), 7:42 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (7) (Mihalik, Tyrell), 13:25 (PP)
BNG Keller, (8) (Svendsen, Schira), 16:18
BNG Smith, (4) (Hamel), 19:47 (EN)

Paul Szczechura and Justin Keller were the game's second and third stars. It's very disappointing to get a game tied up with less than 7 minutes left and still not get any points out of the contest. Dana Tyrell now has helpers in 4 of his last 5 games.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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