Shootout victory gives Admirals a two-game AHL season-opening sweep of Sharks

Litigation and RegulationMilwaukee AdmiralsAmerican Hockey LeagueWorcester SharksPeter HollandJohn MitchellKyle Palmieri

Patrick Maroon scored twice in regulation before Kyle Palmieri and Peter Holland converted in the shootout as the Norfolk Admirals beat Worcester 4-3 to complete a two-game, AHL season-opening sweep of the Sharks at Scope.

John Mitchell also scored for the Admirals, while Devante Smith-Pelly recorded two pivotal assists in the second period.

Igor Bobkov made 42 saves through regulation and overtime before stopping four of five shooters in the shootout to earn the victory in his debut with Norfolk, the top affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks.

The Admirals scored in the first two rounds of the five-round shootout and held on to win it 2-1.

Counting the 28 consecutive regular-season victories achieved by last year's Admirals, who were under Tampa Bay affiliation, Norfolk has won 30 regular-season games in a row.

Here's a link to the box score:

http://theahl.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1009885

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