NORFOLK – Tye McGinn recorded two goals and two assists as the Adirondack Phantoms (25-32-2-3) defeated the Norfolk Admirals (29-28-4-1), 4-1, on Tuesday night at Norfolk Scope Arena.
With the loss, Norfolk remains five points out of a playoff spot with 14 games remaining in the regular season.
Devante Smith-Pelly's third period power play goal was the lone strike for Norfolk. Frederik Andersen (16-13-1) turned aside 29 of the 32 shots he faced and has now recorded back-to-back losses for the first time since January.
The same two teams square off once again tomorrow night at Scope at 7:15 p.m.
Erik Gustafsson opened scoring 8:58 into the first period for the visitors. McGinn, who assisted on the opening tally, scored 8:58 into the second stanza to stretch Adirondack's lead to 2-0. He then added another assist as Danny Syvret netted a power play marker less than two minutes later for a 3-0 Phantoms lead.
Smith-Pelly stuffed a backhander under Adirondack goaltender Brian Boucher's pads 10:58 into the final frame to break up the shutout bid.
However, McGinn sealed the victory for the Phantoms with an empty-net goal with only 15 seconds remaining in regulation. McGinn now has seven goals and nine points in ten career games against Norfolk.
Boucher (4-5-1) made 27 saves on 28 shots for the win.
Both teams were 1-for-5 on the power play.
The Admirals and Phantoms square off again tomorrow night at Scope at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Nights, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available. In addition, the first 2,000 fans through the gates will receive an Admirals team poster, courtesy of SUPERCUTS.
Family Fun Packs include four discounted Red Level Tickets plus four free hot dogs, four free popcorns and four free sodas. Fans get all of that for just $54 – that’s a savings of $37!
Student Rush Nights provide $9 White Level Tickets (normally $17 on game nights) 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. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.
Don’t miss a minute of Admirals action by purchasing your season tickets today. 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.
1. Tye McGinn – ADK
2. Brian Boucher – ADK
3. Danny Syvret – ADK