Rochester, NY-The Adirondack
Phantoms couldn't get the bounces as they dropped
a 5-2 decision at the Rochester Americans Sunday
evening to close their stretch of three games in
three days. The Phantoms finished the weekend with
an even record of 1-1-1 as they earned 3 out of
6 standings points.
Patrick Maroon scored his team leading 4th goal
of the season and Joonas Lehtivuori had a goal and
an assist for Adirondack.
NHL veteran Michael Nylander scored a pair of goals
in the 3rd period to lead the way for the Amerks
who recorded their first home win of the year.
Phantoms goalie Brian Stewart made his 2010-11
debut in net. The rookie out of Northern Michigan
University played in three games late last season
Adirondack appeared to have Amerks goalie Jacob
Markstrom on his heels on several instances but
he was able to just hang on and make some big stops
to keep the Phantoms at bay.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the 3rd period, the Phantoms
continued with the momentum and Maroon lifted a
backhanded over an outstretched Markstrom on a rebound
to cut the deficit in half. After the play a couple
of penalties were doled out. Rochester was charged
with a five minute major while Bourdon took a two
minute minor thus things were looking promising
for the Phantoms as they were set to receive three
minutes of power play time.
But Nylander would score a 4-on-4 goal and then
would add a shorthanded goal a couple minutes later.
Lehtivuori got one of them back with his blast
off the inside of the iron from the left post to
make it 4-2. The Phantoms would have some more chances
and close calls after that but the Amerks were able
to hang on. And then Rochester's Michael Kostka
was able to bank the puck all the way down ice and
into an empty net in the closing minute for the
The Phantoms outshot the Americans 27-25. Rochester
went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Phantoms
Adirondack's record stands at 2-3-1 while Rochester's
moved to 3-2-0.
It was the Phantoms first game against a Western
Conference opponent in 2010-11. Adirondack will
host the Americans on Saturday, October 30 at the
Glens Falls Civic Center. The two teams are slated
to play each other four times this season.
The Phantoms next game is Friday night at home
against the Charlotte Checkers at 7:30. The AHL's
newest entry are the former Albany River Rats so
some of last year's rivalry will be continued. It's
dollar hot dog night for that game.
That will be the first of another three-in-three
stretch for the Phantoms who will play at the Calder
Cup Champion Hershey Bears in a two game series
next Saturday and Sunday.
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Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Rochester Americans 5 -
Sunday, October 17, 2010 - Blue Cross Arena
Adirondack 0 0 2 - 2
Rochester 1 1 3 - 5
1st Period-1, Rochester, Duco 2 (Nylander, Wilson),
17:07. Penalties-Clackson Rch (holding), 5:18; Testwuide
Adk (elbowing), 15:03.
2nd Period-2, Rochester, Reynolds 1 (Repik, Nylander),
14:14 (PP). Penalties-Kostka Rch (holding), 9:00;
Clackson Adk (interference, fighting), 12:53; Grant
Rch (fighting), 12:53; Kalinski Adk (delay of game),
3rd Period-3, Adirondack, Maroon 4 (Lehtivuori,
Bourdon), 2:32. 4, Rochester, Nylander 3 (Repik),
4:12. 5, Rochester, Nylander 4 (Robak, Repik), 6:50
(SH). 6, Adirondack, Lehtivuori 2 (Gustafsson, Maroon),
7:49. 7, Rochester, Kostka 1 19:23 (EN). Penalties-Bourdon
Adk (roughing), 2:32; Grant Rch (major - cross-checking,
game misconduct - cross-checking), 2:32; Repik Rch
(goaltender interference), 8:07; Laliberte Adk (goaltender
interference), 12:51; served by Del Monte Rch (bench
minor - too many men), 15:11.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 7-9-11-27. Rochester 11-7-7-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 5; Rochester
1 / 4.
Goalies-Adirondack, Stewart 0-1-0 (24 shots-20
saves). Rochester, Markstrom 3-2-0 (27 shots-25
Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Dan Murphy (21), Fraser McIntyre (94).
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