Admirals Rebound From Tough Loss With A Shut-Out Over IceCaps
The Norfolk Admirals end their road trip to St. John's, Newfoundland on Sunday with a shutout victory of the IceCaps. Saturday night's play was questionable on both offense and defense, but the team seemed to turn it around today.
The Ads outshout the IceCaps 12-10 in the first two periods. Unfortunately, the third period is one of the nightmares I seem to keep having with this team. The team was out-shot 18-2. Ya, that is not a typo. They definitely turtled in the third and it seems to be a reoccurring thing. Goaltender Igor Bobkov stepped up this game and I hope he continues to several more times this season. After two rocky starts, it seems like Bobkov worked out his couple of flaws. If he keeps it up, he will definitely be a top 10 goalie in the league.
The only goals scored in the game came in the second period. Patrick Maroon scored 11:33 into the frame with Devante Smith-Pelly racking up his 5th assist of the season, and newly signed try out player, Ryan Parent, getting his first as an Ad. The second goal of the night goes to John Mitchell with 11 seconds left in the second. Troy Bodie keeps his decent play going with the only helper on the goal.