October 19th was the first of two nights in a row that the Norfolk Admirals would be facing the Connecticut Whale. First allow myself to apologize for the later updates, I have had one of THOSE weekends where there just isn’t time in the day. Now onward with these recaps.
Pregame – In goal for the Admirals is Igor Bobkov [@BigBobber91] and in goal for the Whale is Jason Missien. The starters for Norfolk are Kyle Palmieri [@kylepalmieri], Peter Holland [@PeterHolland] and Pat Maroon [@PatMaroon] for the forwards. For Defenese the starters were Nate Guenin & Hampus Lindholm [@hampelindholm].
1st Perod – Admirals would score early are first of a Corey Elkins [@CoreyElkins] goal. It was a beautiful set up by Elkins stealing the puck from one of the Whale forwards and slapping a nice wrister past Whale goalie Missaien for an easy 1-0 lead. Moments later the Whale came back to show that they wont be going down easy and Gilroy would score on a power play goal. The goal would tie the game 1-1 with 16: 59 left in the 1st period.
Not to be outdone on his own ice Corey Elkins [@CoreyElkins] would go on to notch his 2nd goal of the game to give the Admirals back their lead at 2-1. It was Elkins 2nd goal of the night with 10 minutes left in the 1st period.
1st Period Recap – At the end of the 1st period the Norfolk Admirals left 2-1. Shots on goal are in favor of Norfolk 11-6. Norfolk went 0-1 on their power play opportunities and Connecticut with 1 for 2 on their power play opportunities. Norfolk’s Elkins has 2 goals on the night and Igor Bobkov has 5 saves on the night.
2nd Period – In the 2nd periond Connecticut’s Matt Gilroy scored on the power play to even the score back up at 2 a piece with 10:47 remaining in the 2nd period. The Admirals would soon fire back with a goal of their own off a pass by Kyle Palmieri [@KylePalmieri] to Peter Holland [@PeterHolland13] that would increase the Admirals score to 4-2.
2nd Period Recap – At the end of the 2nd period the score remained Admirals 4, Whale 2. Shots on goals for the Admirals and Whale were all knotted up at 17 a piece. Norfolk has gone 1 for 4 on the powerplay while the Whale went 2 for 5 on their opportunities! Elkins, Rosehill, & Holland are the studd muffins of the night with the goal scorings, & Igor Bobkov has 15 saves on the night thus far.
3rd Period – The 3rd period began with the Whale scoring off the bat on a 4 of 4 power play to get themselves back in the game at 4-3 with 15:58 remaining. Minutes later Segal would score AGAIN to tie the game 4-4. This game will be heading into overtime.
Overtime – Mat Clark [@Mat Clark] would try is best to win the game for the but goalteneder would say no dice and the game kept going to decide the winner. The Norfolk Admirals would prove themselves victorious off a Corey Elkins [@CoreyElkins] hat trick goal that would extrend their regular season record to 3-0-0 on the season and their record breaking 31 Regular Season unbeated streak.
“I was a little tired, but Sami [Vatanen] made a great play.” – Corey Elkins
Go Admirals Go! For a more in depth look at this game against the Connecticut whale I suggest you check out the main Admirals page link right here: http://norfolkadmirals.com/release_story1.php?id=2675
3 Stars of the Game:
- Troy Bodie
- Chris Wagner
- Sami Vatanen