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November 11, 2011

Admirals Comeback Falls Short

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Norfolk Admirals (8-6-0-1) fell to the Albany Devils (7-6-0-1), 2-1, on Friday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y. The Admirals' four-game road trip continues tomorrow night, as they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Cory Conacher scored his sixth goal of the season in the second period while Jaroslav Janus allowed two goals on 27 shots in the contest.

Albany got the scoring started with back-to-back goals late in the first period. Steven Gionta gave the Devils a 1-0 lead. Gionta tipped in a shot by Chad Wiseman behind Janus with 2:56 remaining in the first.

Just 1:16 later, Matt Taormina put the Devils ahead 2-0. Taormina fired a shot from the right circle over the glove hand of Janus for his third goal of the season, and second against the Admirals.

The Admirals' lone goal came with less than four minutes remaining in the middle frame. Defenseman Mark Barberio found Conacher all alone in the right face off circle. While falling down to one knee, Conacher fired a slap shot over the glove hand of Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid with 3:56 remaining in the second period.

Despite out-shooting the Devils, 12-2, in the third period, the Admirals could not complete the comeback, as neither team mustered a goal in the final frame.

Jaroslav Janus (4-2-1) turned aside 25 of 27 shots in the losing decision. Keith Kinkaid (4-2-1) stopped 24 of 25 shots for the victory.

Norfolk was 1-6 on the power play. Albany was 0-4 with the man advantage.

The Admirals continue their four-game road trip tomorrow night against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. All games can be heard at 102.1-FM, 1490-AM and You can also watch on a pay-per-view basis at

The Admirals return to Scope on Wednesday, November 23, to take on the Charlotte Checkers in the fourth game of the GEICO Challenge Cup. 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 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

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 anytime!

Three Stars:
1. Matt Taormina- ALB
2. Keith Kinkaid – ALB
3. Cory Conacher- NOR

NOTES … The Admirals have dropped four of their last five contests (1-4-0-0) … The Admirals have just one power play goal in their last 21 power play chances … Radko Gudas returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games … Did not play: Richard Petiot, Kevin Quick, Alexandre Picard, Michel Ouellet, Eric Neilson.


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