Glens Falls, NY-David
Laliberte scored his first goal of the season but
it wasn't enough for the Adirondack Phantoms in
a 4-1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
LaLiberte had 18 goals with Adirondack last year
and also 2 goals with Philadelphia. October 30th
is the anniversary of his first NHL game in which
he scored a goal in the 2nd period on his first
ever NHL shot.
The Phantoms are in good company in the setback
to the top team in the AHL as the Penguins remained
the only undefeated team at 7-0-0.
Adirondack limited Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to only
20 shots on goal on the night but only had 18 of
their own as both teams repeatedly got bodies and
sticks in the shooting lanes to thwart attempted
The Phantoms had a great opportunity in the 3rd
period to cut into a 3-1 deficit with back-to-back
power plays but despite some good chances were unable
to beat winning goalie Brad Thiessen.
Ryan Craig scored two minutes in the game on a
deflection of a Robert Bortuzzo slapshot.
The second period began with Johan Backlund making
a terrific save on a Tim Wallace breakaay to keep
the Phantoms within a goal.
The game stayed 1-0 until late in the second period
when Carl Sneep's center-point slapshot through
traffic perhaps deflected off a Phantoms defenseman
and past Backlund to make it 2-0.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton increased the lead to 3-0
early in the 3rd period on a Jesse Boulerice goal
stemming from a Zach Sill cross-ice feed.
Less than two minutes later was Oskars Bartulis
feeding the puck down to David Laliberte for his
first of the season.
Nick Johnson closed the scoring after a Phantoms
blocked shot took an unlucky bounce and landed on
his stick on the backdoor.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton went 1-for-4 on the power
play while Adirondack was 0-for-6.
On Saturday, October 30 the Phantoms host the Rochester
Americans as the first 1,000 kids age 14 and younger
received Phantoms silly wrist bands courtesy of
Saratoga Spine. There will be a kids costume parade
around the ice in the second intermission. And all
the Phantoms will be appearing during a post-game
open skate so remember to bring your skates and
gloves and your pens and cameras for autographs
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
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.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 at Adirondack Phantoms
1 - Status: Final
Friday, October 29, 2010 - Glens Falls Civic Center
W-B/Scranton 1 1 2 - 4
Adirondack 0 0 1 - 1
1st Period-1, W-B/Scranton, Craig 1 (Bortuzzo,
Strait), 2:02. Penalties-Strait Wbs (tripping),
3:45; Laliberte Adk (interference), 4:30; Kalinski
Adk (slashing), 7:34; Vitale Wbs (boarding), 15:27.
2nd Period-2, W-B/Scranton, Sneep 1 (Johnson, Hutchinson),
18:17. Penalties-Craig Wbs (roughing), 2:41; Rinaldo
Adk (diving), 2:41; Rowe Adk (hooking), 7:17; Jeffrey
Wbs (cross-checking), 10:21; Craig Wbs (roughing),
13:29; Testwuide Adk (roughing), 13:29; Tangradi
Wbs (tripping), 18:19.
3rd Period-3, W-B/Scranton, Boulerice 1 (Walker,
Sill), 3:23. 4, Adirondack, Laliberte 1 (Rinaldo,
Bartulis), 5:04. 5, W-B/Scranton, Johnson 3 (Hutchinson,
Jeffrey), 15:58 (PP). Penalties-Potter Wbs (slashing),
9:14; Walker Wbs (holding), 11:21; Holmstrom Adk
Shots on Goal-W-B/Scranton 10-4-6-20. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-W-B/Scranton 1 / 4; Adirondack
0 / 6.
Goalies-W-B/Scranton, Thiessen 4-0-0 (18 shots-17
saves). Adirondack, Backlund 2-6-0 (20 shots-16
Referees-Jean Hebert (43).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Robert St. Lawrence
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