Admirals Sink Penguins in OT

Saturday, December 29, 2012
Patrick Maroon scored a power play goal 1:21 into overtime to lift the Norfolk Admirals to a win over the Penguins. The Pens are now 1-6-2-1 in their last ten games.

The Penguins had a decided edge in play during the first 20 minutes, and Brian Gibbons gave the Pens a 1-0 lead after a nice passing play on the blue line between Joe Morrow and Philip Samuelsson.

The Admirals had the decided edge in the middle frame, taking a 2-1 lead after a tip in goal from Chris Wagner and a breakaway tally from Peter Holland. Jayson Megna later tied the game at 2 after a faceoff win by Trevor Smith.

The third period saw both teams exchange chances and both goaltenders making saves. But Benn Ferriero's hooking minor in the first minute of overtime gave the Admirals a power play that they would cash in on for two points in the standings tonight. 


Jeff Zatkoff got the start in net tonight for the Penguins tonight, despite being pulled after two periods on Thursday. Dylan Reese and Dominik Uher sat for Philip Samuelsson and Steve MacIntyre respectively. Joey Mormina and Alex Grant were also healthy scratches. Beau Bennett, Tom Kuhnhackl and Keven Veilleux are still out of commission. For the third straight night a new set of forward lines. Tonight looked like this:

Gibbons - Smith - Megna
Tamgradi - Ferriero - Thompson
Dupuis - Peters - Holzapfel
MacIntyre - Sill - Farnham


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