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November 4, 2011

Admirals Fall in a Goaltending Duel at Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. – The Norfolk Admirals (7-3-0-1) were unable to get any of their 34 shots past rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid as they fell to the Albany Devils (6-6-0-0), 1-0, on Friday night at the Times Union Center. The Admirals fell to 3-2-0-0 on their seven-game road trip with game six to come tomorrow night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Admirals goaltender Dustin Tokarski (3-3-0) carried a shutout into the early part of the third period but took the loss after stopping 20 of 21 shots.

Neither team was able to score through the first two periods, as Tokarski made 14 saves while Kinkaid turned aside 20 shots.

The scoreless deadlock was broken 5:20 into the final frame. Defenseman Matt Taormina sent a shot from the left faceoff circle through traffic that eluded a screened Tokarski.

Norfolk sent 14 shots on Kinkaid in the third period – including several good chances in the final minute of regulation with Tokarski pulled in favor of the extra attacker. However, the visitors were unable to find the equalizer.

Dustin Tokarski (3-3-0) turned aside 20 of 21 shots and was saddled with the loss. Keith Kinkaid (3-2-0) stopped all 34 shots he faced for his first professional shutout.

Norfolk did not have a power play. Albany was 0-1 with the man advantage.

Norfolk’s seven-game road trip continues tomorrow night at the Webster Bank Arena against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. All games can be heard at 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and 1021TheGame.com. You can also watch on a pay-per-view basis at AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on Wednesday, November 9, to take on their East Division rivals, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. in the first Admirals Value Night of the 2011-12 season.

Family Fun Packs 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. Student Rush Night Tickets are available ONLY at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game.

The November 9 game is also Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia Night. For every non-perishable food item you donate at the game, you will receive a raffle ticket. We will hold a raffle drawing at the game and you could win autographed Admirals memorabilia! Plus, fundraising tickets are available for a limited time at norfolkadmirals.com/groups.

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.

Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2011-12 season tickets today. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-Packs are available for as little as $110. 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!

Three Stars:
1. Keith Kinkaid – ALB
2. Matt Taormina – ALB
3. Vladimir Zharkov – ALB

NOTES … Norfolk was shut out for the first time since March 25, 2011, vs. Manchester … The game was the first shutout against Norfolk in Albany/Lowell Devils franchise history … Cory Conacher’s six-game point streak (3g, 5a) and Carter Ashton’s four-game goal scoring streak (4g) both ended … The only penalty called in the game was a two-minute high-sticking minor to Dana Tyrell in the second period … The Admirals did not have a power play in the contest … The last 1-0 game Norfolk played was also at Albany. On March 4, 2011, the Admirals came out on top on the strength of a Chris Durno goal and a Dustin Tokarski 29-save shutout … Did not play: Richard Petiot, Mark Barberio, Richard Panik, Michel Ouellet, Eric Neilson.


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