NORFOLK (3) AT PHILADELPHIA PHANTOMS (1)
Quintin Laing had a goal and two assists, and line mates Pavel Vorobiev and Martin St. Pierre each had two points, as the Admirals beat the Phantoms 3-1 on Sunday evening in Philadelphia. Box Score>>
A fast-paced first period saw both teams dent the twine once. The Phantoms took the lead on the power play, as Stephen Wood's shot from the blue line found its way through traffic and into the net at 10:00. The Admirals responded just 37 seconds later.
Martin St. Pierre took a wrist shot from the point that bounced off a few sticks in the slot and wound up on the tape of Pavel Vorobiev. The Norfolk winger slid the puck past the stick-side pad of Phantoms' netminder Jamie Storr for his sixth Admirals' goal of the season at 10:37.
Philadelphia out-shot Norfolk 11-8 in the opening period, and the teams skated to the locker rooms deadlocked at 1-1 after twenty minutes of hockey.
The Admirals offense took over in the second period as they doubled up the Phantoms in shots 12-6. Two of those Norfolk shots found the target to give the visitors the lead. Just under five minutes into the period, Matt Keith sent a shot from the slot that Storr stopped, but did not control.
Quintin Laing found the rebound and dished it to Brandon Rogers at the goalmouth, who shot it into a nearly empty net for his second goal of the season at 4:58. A couple of minutes later, Admirals newcomer Jordan Hendry made a steal in his own zone to start a Norfolk breakout.
St. Pierre got the puck to Pavel Vorobiev over the blue line, and Vorobiev dropped the puck to a trailing Laing. Laing sent a snap shot from the slot that beat Storr for his tenth goal of the campaign at 7:20. After two periods of play, the Admirals led 3-1.
Munro remained solid in net in the third period, stopping all nine shots he saw to preserve a 3-1 Norfolk victory.
Adam Munro had a spotless record in the last two periods and allowed only one goal on 26 shots in the game to earn the victory. Jamie Storr stopped 22 of 25 Admirals' shots en route to the loss.
Both Norfolk and Philadelphia were 1-4 on the power play.
1. Pavel Vorobiev - NOR
2. Martin St. Pierre - NOR
3. Quintin Laing - NOR