Norfolk, VA, May 4, 2012 – Mike Kostka and Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist each, and Dustin Tokarski made 27 saves, as the Norfolk Admirals defeated the Connecticut Whale, 4-1, Friday night at Scope Arena in Game Two of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.
The best-of-seven series is now even at one game apiece.
Penalties hurt the Whale in their first postseason loss in five games, as Norfolk was 2/11 on the power play. The Whale were 1/7 on the man advantage, as Andre Deveaux scored the only Connecticut goal of the game on a second-period power play. Cam Talbot absorbed his first playoff loss in the Whale goal, despite making 36 saves.
The Whale generated numerous chances in the first period but could not beat Tokarski, and the Admirals would bury a pair of opportunities at the other end.
Alex Killorn gave Norfolk the game’s first lead at the 3:00 mark, after a good forecheck by defenseman Keith Aulie worked the puck loose. Pierre-Cedric Labrie centered to Killo...