NORFOLK – Dustin Tokarski stopped all 22 shots he faced as the Norfolk Admirals (14-16-1-0) lost to the Syracuse Crunch (21-7-2-3), 3-0, on Friday night at Norfolk Scope Arena. The same teams square off again tomorrow night at Scope at 7:15 p.m.
Richard Panik opened scoring with a power play goal 2:28 into the contest. Tyler Johnson scored with a slap shot from the left point 14:50 into the first period to make the score 2-0. Keith Aulie closed out scoring 17:04 into the final frame with a one-timer goal.
Frederik Andersen (7-8-0) stopped 26 of 29 shots for Norfolk.
Norfolk was 0-for-6 on the power play. Syracuse was 1-for-3.
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1. Tyler Johnson – SYR
2. Dustin Tokarski – SYR
3. Richard Panik – SYR
NOTES … Tonight's crowd of 6,285 was the highest attendance at Scope this season … Josh Brittain and Dan Sexton made their Norfolk debuts … Tonight's game marked the first contest at Norfolk Scope Arena with Syracuse as the top affiliate of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning playing Norfolk as the top affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. Last season, the Admirals were affiliated with the Lightning and the Crunch were affiliated with the Ducks … Seventeen of the 25 players on Norfolk’s roster played for the Crunch in 2011-12, while 16 of the 24 players on Syracuse's roster played for the Admirals in 2011-12 – including 15 players whose names are on the Calder Cup after winning it with Norfolk last spring … Did not play: Brandon McMillan, Kyle Palmieri, John Mitchell, Matt Smaby, Jeff Deslauriers.