Norfolk Admirals Game 6 open thread
Your Norfolk Admirals take on the Connecticut Whale in game 6 tonight, and this is their chance to close out the series. They lead 3 games to 2 in what has been a back and forth sort of series. It has seemed that they boys come out flat one game then come out fighting the next. Wednesday night saw an aggressive, fast, confident Norfolk team defeat an increasingly frustrated Connecticut team in a neutral site game (at the Bridgeport arena rather than at the Whale's home in Hartford).
Alex Picard (2g), Ondrej Palat (1g, 1a), and Pierre-Cedric "Nacho" Labrie (1g, 1a) all scored on Wednesday, and while Tyler Johnson had only one assist (on Palat's goal) his presence seems to have an effect on the team, even when he isn't hitting the scoresheet. Jaroslav Janus made 22 saves in his first playoff shutout.
If the Admirals win tonight, they will go on to round 3. If not, they have another chance on Sunday, in an early evening game (5pm ET start). The winner of this series will face the winner of the St. John's Ice Caps - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins series.
Radio: 1021thegame.com Online video: AHL Live. Game starts at 7:00pm ET.