Updated: Monday, 02 Jul 2012, 4:03 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 01 Jun 2012, 10:47 PM EDT
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - And right from the start, neither team wanted to be pushed around, so they started pushing each other around. All kinds of scuffles in the first period, but it was the Admirals in white who controlled the offense.
Cory Conacher let Toronto know what they were in for early, when he scored here giving the Admirals a first period 1-0 lead.
In the second period, Admirals goalie Dustin Tokarski kept the shutout going, and another young Admirals star Tyler Johnson added to the score, on the power play Johnson ripped one past the Toronto goalie and the Admirals seemed to have a comfortable 2-0 lead heading into the final period.
It was then that Tokarski proved his mortality, after going over 200 minutes without giving up a goal, Dustin was fooled by his former teammate, Carter Ashton, who started the season in Norfolk and started the scoring for Toronto with this goal, cutting the Admirals lead to 2-1.
That would be as close as the Marlies would come, Tokarski dug in, and the Admirals won the fights, and the game, when Brandon Segal scored an empty netter with 13 seconds left, the Admirals would go on to a 3 to 1 victory, with game 2 is scheduled for Scope tomorrow night.
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