Binghamton, NY - The
Adirondack Phantoms opened the 2010-11 season, presented
by Bud Light, at the Binghamton Senators Friday
night and dropped a hard-fought 5-1 decision to
their East Division rivals.
2009-10 MVP Johan Backlund excelled in net for
the Phantoms turning away 44 of 49 Senators shots
including several impressive stops to keep Adirondack
in the game. Patrick Maroon lit the lamp on the
power play for the first Phantoms goal of the year.
Maroon's goal in the 3rd period came on a smooth
and easy cross-ice feed from Dan Jancevski on the
left point who receives a cross-ice pass of his
own from Mike Testwuide. It was the first professional
point for Testwuide, the talented rookie out of
Binghamton benefited from Adirondack?s frequency
in the penalty box as they converted on three of
their eight power play chances.
Marc-Andre Bourdon had an especially strong game
for the Phantoms including several big shots from
The Phantoms had a fine chance to get the early
lead in the first period when they had 1:13 worth
of 5-on-3 power play time. But a few close calls
didn't result in a score as Binghamton and goalie
Mike Brodeur were able to kill off the two key Phantoms
Cory Bass deflected a drive from Andre Benoit for
a power play goal and Kaspars Daugavins scored a
couple minutes later for a 2-0 lead after one period.
Binghamton had four of their eight power plays in
the opening period.
Adirondack looked especially impressive on the
penalty kill in the second period when they killed
two full minutes of 5-on-3 times for the B-Sens.
Backlund made a couple diving and scrambling saves,
got assistance from the post on one shot, and his
frenetic penalty killers were able to get just enough
of some shots and passes to frustrate Binghamton?s
Mike Brodeur left the game late in the 3rd after
he collided with his own teammate as Adirondack
rookie Andrew Rowe beat both in a race to the puck.
Brodeur got the win with a fine performance including
27 saves on 28 Phantoms shots that had him scrambling.
Barry Brust came on in relief to close out the game.
Jim O'Brien in the 2nd and Bobby Butler in the 3rd
also scored for Binghamton.
The matchup was the first of eight in 2010-11
between Binghamton and Adirondack. The Phantoms
travel back to Broome County on Saturday, November
Adirondack continues their season-opening three
game road swing Saturday at the Albany Devils at
7:00 p.m. and Tuesday at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Adirondack's first home games of the 2010-11 regular
season, presented by Bud Light, will be Friday,
October 15th and Saturday, October 16th. The Opening
Night game is presented by Potvin & Potvin Family
Dentistry and Nemer Ford and the first 5000 fans
will receive Phantoms magnet schedules courtesy
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by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate
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Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Binghamton Senators 5
- Status: Final
Friday, October 8, 2010 - Broome County Veterans
Adirondack 0 0 1 - 1
Binghamton 2 1 2 - 5
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Bass 1 (Benoit, Kinrade),
15:52 (PP). 2, Binghamton, Daugavins 1 (Benoit,
Kinrade), 17:25 (PP). Penalties-Clackson Adk (fighting),
6:07; Klotz Adk (fighting), 6:07; Lessard Bng (fighting),
6:07; Spencer Bng (roughing, fighting), 6:07; Keller
Bng (slashing), 6:55; Maroon Adk (holding), 10:55;
Holmstrom Adk (hooking), 15:09; Legein Adk (tripping),
16:52; Jancevski Adk (hooking), 18:15; Marshall
Adk (unsportsmanlike conduct), 20:00; Bass Bng (unsportsmanlike
2nd Period-3, Binghamton, O'Brien 1 (Condra, Benoit),
8:59. Penalties-Bourdon Adk (hooking), 2:52; Bass
Bng (holding), 11:01; Marshall Adk (holding), 16:26;
Stephenson Adk (interference), 16:26.
3rd Period-4, Binghamton, Butler 1 (Keller, Locke),
3:59 (PP). 5, Adirondack, Maroon 1 (Jancevski, Testwuide),
6:29 (PP). 6, Binghamton, Wiercioch 1 (Condra, Daugavins),
17:34. Penalties-Clackson Adk (elbowing), 2:41;
Smith Bng (roughing), 4:48; Schira Bng (holding),
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 6-14-11-31. Binghamton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 5; Binghamton
3 / 8.
Goalies-Adirondack, Backlund 0-1-0 (49 shots-44
saves). Binghamton, Brodeur 1-0-0 (28 shots-27 saves);
Brust 0-0-0 (3 shots-3 saves).
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (41), Marcus Vinnerborg
Linesmen-Jameel Chaudry (51), Jim Harper (59).
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