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January 19, 2013

Sellout Crowd Sees Admirals Fall One Goal Short in Goaltending Duel


NORFOLK – The Norfolk Admirals (15-20-2-1) received a strong 19-save performance from goaltender Viktor Fasth in front of a sold out Norfolk Scope Arena for the sixth annual Pink in the Rink to benefit the Tidewater Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. However, the St. John's IceCaps (17-20-1-2) rode a 28-save shutout from goaltender Eddie Pasquale to a 1-0 victory over the Admirals on Saturday night.

St. John’s netted the only marker of the contest 8:57 into the second period as a power play expired. Maxime Macenauer sent a pass from the right circle across the slot to Spencer Machacek in the left circle. Machacek quickly sent a shot into the net before Fasth could move to his right.

Despite out-shooting the IceCaps, 28-20 – including 12-4 in the third period – the Admirals could not get the equalizer past Pasquale (10-14-2).

Fasth (1-2-0) ended the contest with 19 saves on 20 shots.

Neither team scored on the power play, as Norfolk was 0-for-5 and St. John's was 0-for-8.

The Admirals visit the Charlotte Checkers tomorrow at the Time Warner Cable Arena at 5:00 p.m. All games can be heard on 102.1-FM, 1490-AM or 1021TheGame.com. You may also watch on a pay-per-view or season pass basis at AHLLive.com.

The Admirals return to Scope on Wednesday to face off against the Charlotte Checkers at 7:15 p.m. in another Admirals Value Night, with Family Fun Packs and Student Rush Night tickets available.

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.

Three Stars:
1. Eddie Pasquale – STJ
2. Spencer Machacek – STJ
3. Viktor Fasth – NOR

NOTES … Norfolk sold out a game at Scope for the first time this season and the first time since Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals on June 2, 2012 … Tonight's game was the first sellout of a Pink in the Rink in the six-year history of the event. The previous high attendance for a Pink in the Rink was on January 15, 2011, as the Admirals defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2 … Norfolk fell to 2-3-1-0 all-time in Pink in the Rink games … St. John's won the four-game season series against Norfolk, earning five points (2-1-0-1) to Norfolk's four (2-2-0-0) … Norfolk out-shot St. John's, 63-42, in the two-game set this weekend at Scope … The Anaheim Ducks opened their 2012-13 season tonight on the road against the Vancouver Canucks. Players who have played for the 2012-13 Admirals who played for Anaheim tonight were Jordan Hendry, Kyle Palmieri and Devante Smith-Pelly … Did not play: Garrett Klotz, Brandon McMillan, Troy Bodie, Matt Smaby, Matt Kennedy, Igor Bobkov.


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