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Phantoms Lose at Wilkes-Barre 2-1

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2010

 

 

 

 

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 night.

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 comeback.

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 drives.

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, 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 schedule frames courtesy of Potvin & Potvin Family Dentistry. Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games are on sale now. Discount rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their great group rate packages.

The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary season and is the top development league for the NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates and more than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.

Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms selection of discount ticket packages includes 3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.

Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - Status: Final
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

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), 18:27.

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 15-13-6-34.

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).

A-4,110

Referees-Chris Ciamaga (41), Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Mike McDevitt (13), Judson Ritter (34).

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