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Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate wins 25th consecutive game

Apr 8, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

Norfolk

Even though Saturday was primarily about the National Hockey League, a pretty impressive feat was accomplished in the AHL.

The Norfolk Admirals — Tampa Bay’s minor-league affiliate — won their 25th straight game of the season with a 4-1 win over the Binghamton Senators.

More, from the Admirals website:

With a trio of goals in the final three minutes of regulation on Saturday night, the Norfolk Admirals (52-18-1-2) downed the Binghamton Senators (28-40-4-2), 4-1, in their regular season finale in front of a sellout crowd at Norfolk Scope Arena.

With the win, the Admirals set a franchise record with 15 consecutive wins on home ice and stretched their overall winning streak to 25 games.

Some fun facts about the streak:

– Norfolk has not lost since Feb. 5th – a 4-2 defeat in Springfield.

– The Admirals extended their regulation winning streak to 19 games, a record for active professional hockey leagues in North America.

– They’ve won 24 of 25 games during the winning streak in regulation and only one game in a shootout (Feb. 18 vs. Syracuse).

So…the AHL affiliate rips off its 25th straight win and Steve Stamkos scores his 60th goal all on the same night. Not a bad little evening for Tampa Bay, that.

  1. lsxphotog - Apr 8, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Tampa is a few pieces away from being a contending force again. Their future looks very bright. All of their callups this year (half the roster) were able to compete at the highest level of hockey. If anything, Tampa established in the NHL that their farm system houses some excellent trade material for future moves. A bright future indeed…go Tampa, see you next year.

    • jaybertx - Apr 8, 2012 at 8:52 AM

      It’s gonna be a long 6 months. :(

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