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November 9, 2010

Admirals Take Five on the Road






NORFOLK, VA – After splitting a weekend home-and-home series against the Charlotte Checkers last week, the Admirals embarked on a five-game road trip beginning with four games in five days this week.

The two games against the Checkers were the first of twelve regular season matchups. On Friday night in Charlotte, the Admirals claimed a 3-2 victory as Cedrick Desjardins blanked the Checkers on all five shootout attempts and Marc-Antoine Pouliot scored the lone shootout goal. Despite putting 42 shots on goal, Alex Berry was the only Admiral to find the back of the net on Saturday as the Admirals fell to the Checkers at Scope 3-1.

The Admirals have four games in a five-night span this week beginning tomorrow night in Albany. After getting some rest on Thursday, the team will play in Adirondack Friday, Bridgeport Saturday and Worcester Sunday.

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS
At 6-3-1-1 (14 points), the Admirals are currently third in the American Hockey League’s East Division. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 10-1-0-0 (20 points) hold the top place in the division. The Charlotte Checkers are in second place with a record of 6-6-1-2 (15 points). The Binghamton Senators are in fourth place at 6-4-1-1 (14 points). The Hershey Bears at 6-4-0-1 (13 points) are tied for fifth place with the Syracuse Crunch (5-4-1-2, 13 points). In seventh place are the Albany Devils at 6-5-0-0 (12 points) followed by the Adirondack Phantoms in eighth place at 2-10-1-0 (5 points). Click here for the complete, up-to-the-minute AHL standings.

THE ADMIRALS’ WEEK AHEAD
Wed., Nov. 10… at Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) … 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12… at Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers) … 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13… at Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders) … 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 14… at Worcester Sharks (San Jose Sharks) … 3:00 p.m.

ADMIRALS’ LOG
  • After starting the season with four straight wins, the Admirals are 2-3-1-1 in their last seven games.
  • The Admirals depart on a five-game road trip beginning Wednesday in Albany and ending on November 19 with Norfolk's first matchup of the year against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
  • Ten of Norfolk's 13 November games are played on the road.
  • Marc-Antoine Pouliot is on a seven-game point streak (3G, 8A). He has points in ten of Norfolk's first 11 games (4G, 14A) and leads the team in points while tying for second in AHL scoring.
  • Johan Harju's four-game point streak (4G, 4A) and Juraj Simek's three-game point streak (3G, 2A) ended on Saturday vs. Adirondack.
  • Eighteen of the 22 skaters currently on Norfolk's roster are even or better in plus/minus. Rookie defenseman Radko Gudas leads the team and is tied for sixth in the AHL with a +8 rating.
  • On Saturday, Norfolk played a Saturday home game the day after playing a Friday road game for just the seventh time since joining the AHL in 2000-01. Norfolk is now 5-2-0-0-0 in such games and will have another occurrence on November 19-20 (at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton then vs. Adirondack).
  • Saturday's game was the Admirals' first home game against an East Division opponent in 2010-11.
THIS WEEK ON THE ADMIRALS HOUR RADIO SHOW
Tune in to the Admirals Hour this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on the new radio home of the Admirals – "The Game" 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and online at 1021TheGame.com. Vice President Joe Gregory, "The Original Admiral" Dennis McEwen and Color Commentator Pat Shetler will be in the studios taking your calls. To call in to the show, dial (757) 490-2750.

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS NIGHT
Join us for United States Marine Corps Night on Saturday, November 20, as the Admirals take on the Adirondack Phantoms at 7:15 p.m. All active duty and retired members of the U.S. Marine Corps (and their dependents) may purchase $10 Red Level Tickets (normally $14) for this game at norfolkadmirals.com. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

2011 NFL HALL OF FAME NOMINEE & FORMER REDSKIN CHRIS HANBURGER APPEARANCE
Former Pro Bowl Washington Redskins linebacker Chris Hanburger will appear at the Admirals game on Saturday, November 20. Hanburger will sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans. More details will be available as the game approaches.

NORFOLK LEADERS
Goals: Johan Harju (6)
Assists: Marc-Antoine Pouliot (14)
Points: Marc-Antoine Pouliot (18)
Games: Several (11)
PP goals: Johan Harju, Blair Jones, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Ty Wishart (2)
SH Goals: Mathieu Roy (1)
+/- Rating: Radko Gudas (+8)
PIM: Vladimir Mihalik (24)
GAA: Cedrick Desjardins (2.45)
Spct: Cedrick Desjardins (0.906)
Wins: Cedrick Desjardins, Dustin Tokarski (3)
Losses: Cedrick Desjardins, Dustin Tokarski (2)
GPl: Cedrick Desjardins (6)
Minutes: Cedrick Desjardins (367)

ALBANY LEADERS
Goals: Brad Mills, Vladimir Zharkov (4)
Assists: Alexander Urbom (5)
Points: Vladimir Zharkov (7)
Games: Adam Henrique, David McIntyre (11)
PP goals: Adam Henrique, Mattias Tedenby, Vladimir Zharkov (2)
SH Goals: Brad Mills, Vladimir Zharkov (1)
+/- Rating: David McIntyre, Alexander Urbom (+5)
PIM: Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (29)
GAA: Jeff Frazee (2.55)
Spct: Jeff Frazee (.906)
Wins: Jeff Frazee (4)
Losses: Mike McKenna (3)
GPI: Jeff Frazee, Mike McKenna (6)
Minutes: Jeff Frazee (353)

ADIRONDACK LEADERS
Goals: Matt Keith (7)
Assists: Carter Bancks (7)
Points: Carter Bancks, Cam Cunning, Gaelan Patterson (9)
Games: Several (14)
PP goals: Cam Cunning, Matt Keith, Keith Seabrook (2)
SH Goals: Greg Nemisz, Gaelan Patterson (2)
+/- Rating: Carter Bancks, Gaelan Patterson (+4)
PIM: J.D. Watt (51)
GAA: Johan Backlund (3.91)
Spct: Johan Backlund (.877)
Wins: Johan Backlund (2)
Losses: Johan Backlund (8)
GPI: Johan Backlund (10)
Minutes: Johan Backlund (598)

BRIDGEPORT LEADERS
Goals: Jon Sim (5)
Assists: Rob Hisey (8)
Points: Rob Hisey (11)
Games: Several (12)
PP goals: Justin DiBenedetto, Jon Sim, David Ullstrom (2)
SH Goals: Rob Hisey (1)
+/- Rating: Several (E)
PIM: Micheal Haley (51)
GAA: Kevin Poulin (1.75)
Spct: Kevin Poulin (.940)
Wins: Kevin Poulin (3)
Losses: Mikko Koskinen (4)
GPI: Mikko Koskinen (5)
Minutes: Mikko Koskinen (302)

WORCESTER LEADERS
Goals: Benn Ferriero (7)
Assists: Jonathan Cheechoo (8)
Points: Jonathan Cheechoo (13)
Games: Several (11)
PP goals: Jonathan Cheechoo, Benn Ferriero, James Marcou (3)
SH Goals: Andrew Desjardins (1)
+/- Rating: Justin Braun, Brandon Mashinter (E)
PIM: Garet Hunt (35)
GAA: Carter Hutton (2.32)
Spct: Carter Hutton (.938)
Wins: Alex Stalock (4)
Losses: Alex Stalock (4)
GPI: Alex Stalock (9)
Minutes: Alex Stalock (493)

TRANSACTIONS OF THE PAST WEEK
November 7, 2010
ADD F Blair Jones – Returned on loan by Tampa Bay (NHL)
ADD D Mathieu Roy – Returned on loan by Tampa Bay (NHL)

TICKETS
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ON THE RADIO/INTERNET
All eighty regular season games will air live on "The Game" 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and online at 1021TheGame.com. AHL Live will also carry online video of every Admirals game on a pay-per-view or season pass basis. Fans can log in to watch, listen or get more information about AHL Live’s online audio and video features at ahllive.com.






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