Wilkes-Barre, PA - Zac
Rinaldo gave the Phantoms the initial lead less
than a minute into the game but it would turn out
to be the only goal Adirondack would score in a
2-1 loss at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Tuesday
Rinaldo drove to the net on an apparent Penguins'
defensive breakdown as Greg Moore dug the puck away
in the corner to stake the Phantoms to the early
1-0 lead. Stefan Legein also assisted on the tally.
The Penguins' Tim Wallace and Joe Vitale would score
late in the first and early in the second for the
For the 20 year old Rinaldo, it was his second
goal of the season tying him with Patrick Maroon
for the team lead after three games.
Johan Backlund had another terrific game in net
to thwart the Penguins attack turning away 32 of
the 34 shots he faced. Perhaps the biggest stars
of the game were the Phantoms' penalty killers who
hustled and battled their way through 10 Pens power
plays including multiple 5-on-3's while holding
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to just 1-for-10. Adirondack
has held the opposition to 1-for-17 on the power
play in the last two games.
John Curry was solid on the Penguins' end in getting
the win and the Penguins defensive corps got in
the shooting lanes to block several other Adiroindack
The Phantoms went 0-for-6 on the power play. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
outshot Adirondack 34-24.
Adirondack finished their season opening three game
road trip with a 1-2-0 record. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
improved to 2-0-0. The game was the first of eight
meetings on the year between the East Division rivals.
The next matchup is Friday, October 29 at the Glens
Falls Civic Center.
Adirondack's first home games of the 2010-11 regular
season, presented by Bud Light, will be Friday,
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Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins 2 - Status: Final
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Mohegan Sun Arena at
Adirondack 1 0 0 - 1
W-B/Scranton 1 1 0 - 2
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Rinaldo 2 (Moore, Legein),
0:42. 2, W-B/Scranton, Wallace 1 (Lerg, Conner),
19:33 (PP). Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (elbowing),
3:24; Fata Wbs (interference), 9:50; Legein Adk
(hooking), 13:31; Jancevski Adk (cross-checking),
2nd Period-3, W-B/Scranton, Vitale 1 (Johnson,
Bortuzzo), 1:06. Penalties-Jancevski Adk (cross-checking),
3:41; Testwuide Adk (tripping), 5:59; served by
Rowe Adk (bench minor - too many men), 6:51; Lehtivuori
Adk (hooking), 8:14; Collins Wbs (interference),
10:24; Boulerice Wbs (roughing), 13:23; Johnson
Wbs (holding), 16:49.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Collins Wbs (holding
the stick), 4:27; Pither Adk (tripping), 6:26; Lehtivuori
Adk (goaltender interference), 8:20; Petersen Wbs
(goaltender interference), 12:08; Bourdon Adk (roughing),
19:57; Maroon Adk (roughing, misconduct), 19:57;
Bortuzzo Wbs (roughing, misconduct), 19:57; Wallace
Wbs (misconduct), 19:57.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 7-13-6-26. W-B/Scranton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 6; W-B/Scranton
1 / 10.
Goalies-Adirondack, Backlund 1-2-0 (34 shots-32
saves). W-B/Scranton, Curry 1-0-0 (26 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Chris Ciamaga (41), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Mike McDevitt (13), Judson Ritter (34).
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