PROVIDENCE, RI. – Behind 37 saves by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, the Norfolk Admirals (8-4-0-1) shut out the Providence Bruins (6-7-1-0), 3-0, on Sunday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The Admirals concluded their road trip with a record of 4-3-0-0 and will return home on Wednesday Nov. 9, to take on their East-Division rival, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Carter Ashton each had a goal and an assist in the contest, while Mike Angelidis tallied his second goal of the season in the first period. Dustin Tokarski turned aside all 37 shots he faced, including 31 shots over the last two periods, for his second shutout of the season.
Pierre-Cedric Labrie gave the Admirals an early 1-0 lead, eight minutes into the opening period. Labrie’s first goal since opening night came when he tipped a shot from Dana Tyrell over the glove hand of Bruins netminder Michael Hutchinson at 8:19.
With just 1:45 remaining in the first, the Admirals extended their lead to 2-0. While he was being knocked down to the ice, Admirals captain Mike Angelidis sent a shot from the edge of the right faceoff circle over the glove Hutchinson. Cory Conacher and Jeff Dimmen picked up the assists on Angelidis’ second goal of the season.
Carter Ashton gave the Admirals a 3-0 lead with his team-leading eleventh goal of the season late in regulation. Just seconds after exiting the penalty box, Labrie skated into the Providence zone and fed Ashton in the low slot. Ashton spun around and sent a shot to the lower-right corner of the net with 5:36 remaining in regulation.
Dustin Tokarski (4-3-1) turned aside all 37 shots he faced for his second shutout victory of the season. Bruins netminder Michael Hutchinson (0-2-0) stopped 27 of 30 shots for the loss.
Both teams were 0-3 on the power play.
The Admirals return to Scope 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 regular 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 Rust 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 during the game and you could win autographed Admirals memorabilia. Plus, fundraising tickets are available for a limited time at www.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!
1. Dustin Tokarski- NOR
2. Carter Ashton- NOR
3. Pierre-Cedric Labrie- NOR
NOTES … The Admirals finished their season-long seven game road trip with a 4-3-0-0 record … Goaltender Dustin Tokarski recorded his second shutout of the season in just his seventh game of the season … Defenseman Mark Barberio returned to the lineup after missing the back to back games with an injury … Did not play: Richard Petiot, Radko Gudas, Alexandre Picard, Mattias Ritola, Michel Ouellet, Matt Fornataro.