John Gibson gives up four goals in Norfolk Admirals’ defeat


After an encouraging start the previous night, goaltender John Gibson struggled for the Norfolk Admirals as he gave up four goals to the Manchester Monarchs in Saturday night’s 4-2 loss.

Gibson, who made 32 saves and only allowed two goals on Friday night in his first game with the Admirals, let in two first period goals as the Monarchs jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Gibson was also whistled for a tripping penalty in the period, which was served by forward Brandon Yip.

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The Admirals were able to erase the two-goal deficit on goals by Brad Winchester and Antoine Laganiere, but the Monarchs potted two third period scores to pull away for the victory. Gibson finished with 23 saves on 27 shots.

With Frederik Andersen playing well for the Anaheim Ducks, Gibson was sent to Norfolk to keep sharp and regain confidence after conceding six goals to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Ducks’ season-opening 6-4 defeat.

In two games with the Admirals, Gibson holds a 1-1 record with a 3.05 goals against average and .902 save percentage. The 21-year-old netminder is still expected to rejoin the Ducks in the coming week and could see a start Wednesday night against the visiting Buffalo Sabres.

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