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February 18, 2011

Penguins Shut Down Admirals


NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals (28-16-8-3) were unable to get any of their 35 shots past goaltender Brad Thiessen as they fell to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (41-15-0-0), 3-0, on Friday night at Norfolk Scope Arena. The same two teams battle again tomorrow night at Scope at 7:15 p.m. Prior to that, the Admirals Alumni Game occurs at Scope at 4:00 p.m.

Mike Smith stopped 18 of 20 shots for Norfolk.

Ben Street gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead just 1:10 into the first period. Zach Sill doubled the visitors' lead 11:11 into the first period. Street then iced the game with an empty-net goal with 1:13 remaining in regulation.

Norfolk was 0-5 on the power play. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was 0-3

The same two teams battle again tomorrow night at Scope at 7:15 p.m. Prior to that, the Admirals Alumni Game occurs at Scope at 4:00 p.m. A ticket to the Admirals game against the Penguins gets you in to the Alumni Game for free. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.

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. Brad Thiessen – WBS
2. Zach Sill – WBS
3. Keven Veilleux – WBS

NOTES … Prior to the game, Steve Poapst and Ajay Baines were inducted into the Admirals Hall of Fame … The game marked just the third time the Admirals had been shut out in 2010-11 ... Scratches: Kevin Quick, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, Mitch Fritz, Cedrick Desjardins, Marc-Antoine Pouliot.

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