Don't know if you've tracked this but the AHL's Norfolk Admirals are riding an amazing winning streak -- Friday night, they beat the St. John's IceCaps 2-1 to push their winning streak to 22 games and extending the longest such streak in North American professional hockey history.
The Alaska connection on Norfolk is former Alaska Aces enforcer Eric Neilson. Well, Friday, he fought St. John's winger Josh Lunden, the former Seawolves skater who was recently loaned to the IceCaps (who are coached by former Aces bench boss and captain Keith McCambridge). No clue how that fight went -- can't find video -- but Neilson is a professional fighter (109 career bouts) and Lunden is not (5 career bouts).
St. John's led 1-0 after one period, but Norfolk potted goals in the second and third to extend a streak in which it has not lost since Feb. 5. The Admirals are 6-0 when they trail after one period during the streak.
Former UAA winger Kevin Clark also played in the game for St. John's.
The Admirals (49-18-3, 101 points, and eight points clear of any other AHL team in the standings) next play Tuesday, when they entertain Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Norfolk has six games left in the 76-game regular season.