Nesbitt gains 1000th game and collects goal and assist in 4-1 victory against Norfolk

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The Gladiators honored their captain Derek Nesbitt with an emotional pre-game tribute. Nesbitt has played nine seasons in Atlanta, and the captain received a silver stick for his 1000 professional games.

Following the pregame festivities, the Gladiators scored three power-play goals, including two from Cody Sylvester. Both Sylvester and Sanghoon Shin extended their point streaks to nine games.

With just three seconds left, Derek Nesbitt gained control of the puck at the Atlanta blue line and fired it into the empty net to seal the 4-1 victory (19:57). The Atlanta Gladiators (30-17-3-1) defeated the Norfolk Admirals (17-27-2-2 ) by a score of 4-1 at Gas South Arena

The Glads will visit Norfolk for the second time this season, kicking off a three-game series against the Admirals on Wednesday, Mar. 2 at 7:30 PM. Atlanta and Norfolk will play again on Friday, Mar. 4 and Saturday, Mar. 5 as well with both games starting at 7:30 PM.

The team also announced on today that goaltender Chris Nell has returned from his PTO with the Cleveland Monsters in the American Hockey League.