Norfolk lost 2-0 Saturday at Albany (N.Y.) on the next-to-last day of the
The Admirals, who began Saturday in a four-way tie for the
The bad news for the Admirals was that the
Norfolk's best way into the playoffs is to defeat the host
There's a remote chance the Admirals could make the playoffs in this manner: Hershey loses in regulation, while Norfolk reaches overtime before losing. The only way the Whale -- whose regular season is over -- will make the playoffs is if the Admirals and Bears lose in regulation.
If the Admirals tie Hershey in points, they will lose the tiebreaker because they have achieved fewer non-shootout wins (30 to the Bears' 31, through Saturday). Manchester has 35, Connecticut 33.