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March 4, 2011

Admirals Shut Out Devils 1-0


ALBANY, N.Y. – Dustin Tokarski made 29 saves and Chris Durno scored late in the second period as the Norfolk Admirals (31-17-8-5) defeated the Albany Devils (23-33-1-3), 1-0, on Friday night at the Times Union Center. The Admirals will play the middle game of a three-game road trip tomorrow night against the Hershey Bears at 7:00 p.m.

Norfolk out-shot Albany 39-29 in the game, which was the first of a stretch of three games in three nights on the road.

After a scoreless first period, Norfolk took a 1-0 lead on Durno’s sixteenth goal of the season late in the second stanza. Johan Harju sent a pass from behind the net to Durno at the goalmouth. Durno quickly shot the puck past the right leg of Devils goaltender Jeff Frazee at 18:25.

Tokarski picked up his second shutout of the season with 29 saves. Frazee stopped 38 of 39 shots in the defeat for Albany.

Norfolk was 0-6 on the power play. Albany was 0-4.

The Admirals will play the middle game of a three-game road trip tomorrow night against the Hershey Bears at 7:00 p.m. Follow all of the action at 102.1-FM and 1490-AM The Game, 1021TheGame.com and ahllive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. to battle the Binghamton Senators in another Admirals Value Night, featuring Admirals Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Nights. Family Fun Packs, presented by SunTrust, include four discounted Red Level Tickets for just $48 plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $48 – that’s a savings of $37!

Student Rush Nights provide $8 White Level Tickets (normally $12) for students with a valid current high school or college ID. In addition, when you buy a Student Rush Night Ticket, you get a buy-one, get-one free offer for the next Student Rush Night.

Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Family Fun Packs must be purchased prior to the day of the game. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

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.

Season tickets for the 2011-12 season are now available! Low monthly payments available for a limited time only. 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. Dustin Tokarski – NOR
2. Jeff Frazee – ALB
3. Chris Durno – NOR

NOTES … The Admirals have standings points in six consecutive games (4-0-0-2) … Norfolk (31-17-8-5, 73 points) moved four points ahead the idle Binghamton Senators (32-22-3-4, 71 points) for fourth place in the AHL’s East Division … In seven games since February 12, Dustin Tokarski is 5-0-2 with two shutouts, a 1.38 goals-against average and .947 save percentage … Tokarski’s seven-game unbeaten streak is one shy of the Norfolk franchise-record eight-game unbeaten streak, held by three different goalies (Corey Crawford, Craig Anderson and Michael Leighton) … Scratches: Kevin Quick, Mathieu Roy, Mitch Fritz, Cedrick Desjardins.

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