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November 13, 2013

Weekly: Admirals Look to Fight Back on the Road This Week


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NORFOLK, VA -- The Admirals dropped a pair of home games last weekend to the Syracuse Crunch. On Friday, Nikita Kucherov's goal with 2:02 remaining in regulation lifted the Crunch to a tight 2-1 victory. On Saturday. Syracuse was led by Vladislav Namestnikov's two goals, while Cedric Desjardins made 19 saves en route to a
4-0 shutout of the Admirals at Scope.

STANDINGS UPDATE
The Admirals (7-4-0-3, 17pts.) currently fourth in the East Division just two points back of first place Syracuse. Norfolk sits sixth overall in the conference. Four of the Eastern Conference's top six teams hail out of the East Division.

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ADMIRALS’ LOG
• The Admirals have yet to outshoot an opponent this season (14 games).
• Norfolk's penalty kill is ranked 1st in the American Hockey League (90%).
• Norfolks power play is ranked 22nd 15>9%
• Ryan Parent played in his 300th Pro game Friday.

THE ADMIRALS’ WEEK AHEAD
Wed., Nov. 13 … at Manchester 10:00 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 15 … at Providence 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 16 … at Manchester, 7:00 p.m.

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• The Admirals will enter this week's slate of games with the services of goaltender Viktor Fasth and left wing Matt Beleskey, who were both assigned to Norfolk from Anaheim on a longterm-injury conditioning loan. In addition, Anaheim signed center Dave Steckel to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk, where he was currently playing under an AHL contract...Stefan Warg was also reassigned to Norfolk from Utah (ECHL).

• Norfolk is 18-14-1 all-time against Manchester who is led by Tanner Pearson's seven goals. Goaltender Martin Jones is one of the top goaltenders in AHL, but is expected to be recalled on Wednesday by the Los Angeles Kings, with the recent injury to Jonathan Quick.

• Providence is led by Ryan Spooner's 14 points...Norfolk is 13-12-1 all-time against Providence.

NORFOLK LEADERS
Goals: Alex Grant (5)
Assists: Kevin Gagne (5)
Points: Alex Grant, Max Sauve (7)
Games: Several (12)
PP goals: Alex Grant (4)
SH goals: Devante Smith-Pelly (2)
+/- Rating: Dave Steckel (+6),
PIM: Zack Stortini (75)
GAA: Frederik Andersen (0.96)
Spct: Frederik Andersen (.971)
Wins: John Gibson (5)
Losses: John Gibson (5, two losses in shootout)
GPI: John Gibson (10)

MANCHESTER LEADERS
Goals: Tyler Toffoli, Taner Pearson (7)
Assists: Brandon Kozun and Jordan Weal (12)
Points: Brandon Kozun and Jordan Weal (14)
Games: Several (14)
+/- Rating: Jordan Weal (+8)
PIM: Nick Deslauriers (28)
GAA: Martin Jones (2.24)
Spct: Martin Jones (.927)
Wins: Martin Jones (9)
Losses: Martin Jones (2)
GPI: Martin Jones (13)
Minutes: Martin Jones (802:59)

PROVIDENCE LEADERS
Goals: Matt Fraser (11)
Assists: Ryan Spooner (12)
Points: Ryan Spooner (14)
Games: Several (13)
+/- Rating: David Warsofsky (+9)
PIM: Mike Moore (38)
GAA: Niklas Svedberg (2.48)
Spct: Malcolm Subban (.913)
Wins: Niklas Svedberg (5)
Losses: Malcolm Subban (3)
GPI: Niklas Svedberg (9)
Minutes: Niklas Svedberg (477:45)

Upcoming Home Games
Friday, November 22 vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.: Military Appreciation Night! $11 tickets for all military personnel who present their Military ID to the Scope Box Office. Trading Card Giveaway #1: The first 2,025 fans to walk through the gates will receive the first of three trading card sets to be given away this season! ....The Admirals and Portland Pirates will also meet again on Saturday, November 23 at Scope, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS
Individual tickets are on sale 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 Admirals action by purchasing your 10-packs, or discounted group 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.

BOOK YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY TODAY
Do you want your child to have a birthday party to remember? Look no further than a party at a Norfolk Admirals game! We have three different packages ranging from a simple message on the video scoreboards, to a fully-catered party with a tour of the Admirals locker room. However, dates are filling up quickly. Book your party today! For more information, visit norfolkadmirals.com or contact Dana DeFilippo at (757) 640-1212 ext. 11.

ON THE RADIO/INTERNET
All regular season games will air live on 1490-AM "The Game" and online at 1490amthegame.com. AHL Live will also carry online video of every Admirals game on a pay-per-view or season pass basis. Fans can log in to watch, listen or get more information about AHL Live’s online audio and video features at ahllive.com.

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