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February 5, 2011

Admirals Lose Heartbreaker to Senators


NORFOLK, Va. – Roman Wick scored with 13 seconds remaining as the Norfolk Admirals (25-15-8-3) fell to the Binghamton Senators (25-20-3-3), 3-2, on Saturday night at Norfolk Scope Arena. Next up for the Admirals is a weekend set of home games against the Syracuse Crunch next Friday and Saturday.

Blair Jones and Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored for the Admirals while Dustin Tokarski took the loss stopping 17 of 20 shots.

Binghamton's Derek Smith opened scoring with a five-on-three power play goal 18:53 into the first period. Jones tied the game at 1-1 with his fifteenth goal of the season 12:35 into the second stanza.

Smith's second goal of the contest gave the visitors a 2-1 lead 1:01 into the final frame. The lead was short-lived, as Labrie netted his fifth tally of 2010-11 just 54 seconds later to knot the score at two goals apiece.

With time winding down in regulation, the puck squirted loose from a battle along the left wall in the Norfolk zone and traveled into the slot. Wick sent a one-timer from the high slot into the net at 19:47 for the game-winning tally.

Dustin Tokarski (20 shots, 17 saves) took the loss. Barry Brust (34 shots, 32 saves) earned the win.

Norfolk was 0-2 on the power play. Binghamton was 1-4.

Prior to returning to the ice next weekend, the Admirals will host the Norfolk Admirals Dream Date Auction to benefit the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters on Tuesday, February 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Baxter's Sports Lounge in Downtown Norfolk. For a limited time on norfolkadmirals.com, you can get tickets for just $25 to this private event where you will have the chance to bid on a dream date with one of five Norfolk Admirals players. This also includes a ticket to the Admirals game against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include a silent auction of Admirals memorabilia. In addition, the first 100 people to register will receive a limited-edition player poster. Tickets will be $30 at the door, so get yours in advance to save money.

Friday night's matchup will be All-Faith night at Norfolk Scope. For a limited time, special $10 Red Level Tickets are available for groups of all faiths through the Admirals Group Sales Office. Simply call (757) 640-1212 to reserve your tickets by Tuesday, February 8.

On Saturday evening, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive the second set of 2010-11 Admirals trading cards. After the game on Saturday evening, the Admirals will hold their final post-game skate of the season where fans can skate at Scope with their favorite Admirals following the game. A limited number of skates will be available for rental.

Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Take advantage of great savings on Admirals tickets with our 10-Packs and group tickets. 10-Packs are available for as little as $110 and allow you to pick the games you want. Group tickets start at $10 for groups of 25 or more people. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime for more details or to purchase your tickets!

Three Stars:
1. Roman Wick – BNG
2. Derek Smith – BNG
3. Pierre-Cedric Labrie – NOR

NOTES … Earlier today, goaltender Mike Smith was assigned to the Admirals by the Tampa Bay Lightning … Also earlier today, defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron was recalled from the Admirals by the Lightning … Scratches: Kevin Quick, Levi Nelson, Tim Marks, Mitch Fritz, Cedrick Desjardins.

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