The Phantoms would not have beat Norfolk Friday night without Scott Munroe. He stood on his head through the third period, especially the first 10 minutes.
After seeing 14 shots through the first 40 minutes of the game, Munroe saw 9 in the first 10 minutes of the third period. The Admirals applied almost constant pressure as the Phantoms struggled to clear the puck.
"We did a good job of limiting their chances in the first two periods,” Munroe said. “Then I think maybe we sat back a little bit in the third and they were desperate for a goal."
"It is a little difficult when you don't see a lot of action and you have to try to keep yourself sharp. I knew with this team they've got some good fire power up front and I just kinda kept reminding myself that anything can happen. If we turn it over, they got some guys that can bury the puck. I just tied to stay ready."
Eventually the Phantoms got their feet back under them defensively and cleared the puck. They held the Admirals to only three shots in the latter half of the frame, but Munroe kept the team in it until then.
"He played sick tonight for us," Brayden Schenn said. "Seems like he was seeing everything and that's what we need from him. Two-one games, you gotta win those sometimes and he was there for us tonight."
Erik Gustafsson added, "He was unbelivable. He saved us multiple times."