NORFOLK, Va. - Philip-Michael Devos’ fourth goal of the season and 17 saves by Dustin Tokarski proved to be enough as the Norfolk Admirals (28-18-1-2) shut out the Adirondack Phantoms (22-23-1-1), 2-0, on Friday night at Norfolk Scope. The Admirals and Phantoms face off again tomorrow night at Scope.
Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored his ninth goal of the season while Cory Conacher picked up a pair of assists. The victory was Tokarski’s 20th victory of the season and his third shutout on the campaign.
After a scoreless opening period, Devos gave the Admirals a 1-0 lead less than four minutes into the second period. Conacher sent a pass from the high slot to Devos at the top of the right faceoff circle. Devos quickly fired a shot over the glove of Phantoms netminder Michael Leighton at 3:35.
Labrie capped off the scoring with an empty net at 18:38 of the final period.
Dustin Tokarski (20-11-0) turned aside all 17 shots he faced in the victory. Phantoms goaltender Michael Leighton (16-17-0) allowed one goal on 27 shots in defeat.
Neither team had a power play opportunity in the contest.
The Admirals and Phantoms meet for the final time at Scope in the regular season tomorrow night with puck drop set for 7:15 p.m.
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1. Dustin Tokarski – NOR
2. Michael Leighton – ADK
3. Philip-Michael Devos – NOR
NOTES … Dustin Tokarski is 2-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average and .970 save percentage against Adirondack this season … Michael Leighton is 2-2-0 with a 1.26 goals-against average and .958 save percentage against Norfolk this season … The Admirals improved to 19-2-1-1 when scoring first and 18-1-1-0 when leading after two periods of play … With a pair of helpers tonight, Cory Conacher extended his assist streak to a Norfolk season-high six games (7A) … Alexandre Picard returned to the lineup for Norfolk after missing the previous eight games with an injury … Did not dress: Richard Petiot, Jeff Dimmen, Eric Neilson.