The Phantoms blasted
away for 23 shots in the 3rd period on Hamilton
goalie Curtis Sanford but it wasn't enough as Adirondack
fell to the Nrth Division leading Bulldogs 3-2 Wednesday
night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The 23 shots
in a single period was five more than their previous
season high of 18.
Danny Syvret scored in his first game back with
the Phantoms after a four player trade with the
Anaheim organization earlier in the week and rookie
Luke Pither connected on a breakaway opportunity
for his first goal as a pro. Max Pacioretty led
the Bulldogs attack with pair of goals while Sanford
turned aside 39 out of 41 total shots in the win.
Trailing 3-1 late in the 3rd period, Ian Schultz
of Hamilton received an extra minor penalty in a
fight with the Phantoms' Zac Rinaldo. With a pulled
goalie for a 6-on-4 attack, Danny Syvret cut the
Phantoms deficit to one on a big right point slapshot
assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Jonathon Kalinski.
Adirondack then had some great chances in the remaining
seconds of the game to tie the game at 3-3. Denis
Hamel threw a puck to the front of the net where
Michael Ryan stood and just missed putting the loose
puck home and Hamilton was able to hang on for the
In the first period with less than 10 minutes remaining,
Bulldogs right-winger J.T. Wyman found David Desharnias
behind the net who centered the puck out front to
a wide-open Max Pacioretty, the Bulldogs leading
goal scorer, beat Johan Backlund top shelf to give
Hamilton a 1-0 lead. It was Pacioretty's first of
two goals on the night.
Adirondack tied the score at 1-1 in the second
period on a long stretch pass by Marc-Andre Bourdon
up to Luke Pither on a breakaway who buried his
first career goal at the 10:30 mark. The Burketon,
Ontario native had 36 goals and 94 points last season
with the Barrie Colts of the OHL. The shortlived
tie would be broken just 25 seconds later. Max Pacioretty
scored his second goal of the game and tenth of
the season from the right wing circle to give the
Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.
In the third period, Andrew Conboy gave the Bulldogs
a 3-1 lead on a feed from Gabriel Dumont. It was
Conboy's fourth of the season.
The Phantoms outshot Hamilton in the final frame
23-6 in a dominating effort but could only get the
one Syvret blast past Sanford.
Goaltender Johan Backlund made 30 saves in the
loss while counterpart Curtis Sanford held off the
Phantoms in the third period to secure his seventh
win of the season stopping 39 shots.
Adirondack went 1-for-9 on the power play while
Hamilton went 0-for-1.
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Hamilton Bulldogs 3 at Adirondack Phantoms 2 - Status:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - Glens Falls Civic
Hamilton 1 1 1 - 3
Adirondack 0 1 1 - 2
1st Period-1, Hamilton, Pacioretty 9 (Desharnais,
Wyman), 10:26. Penalties-Conboy Ham (hooking), 0:18;
Conboy Ham (roughing), 5:55; Russell Ham (fighting),
15:50; Ryan Adk (fighting), 15:50.
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, Pither 1 (Bourdon), 10:30.
3, Hamilton, Pacioretty 10 (Nash), 10:55. Penalties-Desharnais
Ham (hooking), 7:58; Nash Ham (cross-checking),
14:22; Bonneau Ham (instigating, fighting, misconduct
- instigating), 19:28; Holmstrom Adk (fighting),
3rd Period-4, Hamilton, Conboy 4 (Dumont, Fortier),
12:47. 5, Adirondack, Syvret 1 (Gustafsson, Kalinski),
17:55 (PP). Penalties-Dumont Ham (fighting), 3:10;
Marshall Adk (fighting), 3:10; Avtsin Ham (interference),
5:35; Moore Adk (holding), 8:16; Schultz Ham (roughing,
fighting, game misconduct - leaving the bench),
17:10; Rinaldo Adk (fighting), 17:10; Henry Ham
(roughing), 18:20; Kalinski Adk (roughing), 18:20.
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 15-12-6-33. Adirondack 8-10-23-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 1; Adirondack
1 / 7.
Goalies-Hamilton, Sanford 6-1-0 (41 shots-39 saves).
Adirondack, Backlund 3-10-0 (33 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Chris Brown (86).
Linesmen-Steeve Lemay (64), Mike Emanatian (69).