Atlantic City, NJ-A largely
Phantoms supporting crowd in Atlantic City was not
enough to help push Adirondack to victory as the
Albany Devils won round 3 of the Time Warner Cable
Cup 4-2 on Sunday evening.
Albany now leads the Time Warner Cable Cup 2-1 but
there are still 9 games to be played between the
Kevin Marshall scored his first of the year and
Luke Pither rifled home his third but Adirondack
had difficulties solving Devils' goalie Jeff Frazee
on their other opportunities. Mike Testwuide assisted
on both Phantoms goals.
The game was the second of Flyers goalie Michael
Leighton's six day conditioning stint with the Phantoms.
He made 23 saves on 27 shots.
Nick Palmieri and Adam Henrique were able to capitalize
on early opportunities in the Phantoms zone to give
the Devils the early 2-0 lead.
Mike Testwuide picked off a puck at center and Kevin
Marshall took advantage of open space up the left-wing.
His shot appeared to glance off the leg pad of Frazee
and into the goal for Marshall's first tally of
Adirondack picked up the energy in the 2nd period
but Frazee was able to make a couple of acrobatic
stops among his 12 saves in the frame. The Phantoms
had a power play opportunity in the 3rd period with
a chance to tie the game and had a couple more good
shots but it was Trevor Kell who was able to steal
the puck in the Phantoms zone and shoot one past
Leighton on a shorthanded tally to boost Albany's
lead to 3-1.
Luke Pither got it back for the Phantoms about a
minute later. His top-shelf laser from the left-wing
dot came after Mike Testwuide gained the line right
up the middle and then flipped it over to the right
wing to Denis Hamel who opted against shooting when
he saw Pither open on the other side.
Adirondack kept the heat up but was unable to come
up with the equalizer. Tim Sestito's shot from the
right wing was saved by Leighton but Michael Swift
scored on the rebound for a 4-2 Devils lead with
Both teams went 0-for-3 on the power play. Adirondack
outshot Albany in the 3rd period 11-6 and on the
game 28-27. The next game of the Time Warner Cable
Cup rivalry is January 1 at 7:00 at the Glens Falls
The game was one of four home games for the Devils
at historic Boardwalk Hall but the majority of the
fans were wearing Phantoms and Flyers gear many
having made the hour drive from Philadelphia for
the game. It was the first pro hockey game in Atlantic
City since 2006 when the Atlantic City Boardwalk
Bullies played in the ECHL.
The Phantoms conclude their stretch of five consecutive
road games Friday night at the Syracuse Crunch.
Adirondack's next home is Saturday, December 11
against the Portland Pirates featuring the team's
first annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans get to bring
their teddy bear donations for the Salvation Army
to the game and throw them on the ice after the
Phantoms score their first goal.
Bring a new toy or non-perishable food item to
the Phantoms office for a free ticket for an upcoming
Phantoms game on either Wednesday, December 15 or
Friday, December 17. All our donations go to the
Salavation Army to benefit needy kids and families
in the North Country.
Upcoming Phantoms Home Games:
Saturday, December 11 vs. Portland Pirates: Teddy
Wednesday, December 15 vs. Connecticut Whale: Check
it Out Night (ticket discount with your library
Friday, December 17 vs. Hershey Bears: Dollar Dog
Saturday, December 18 vs. Abbotsford Heat: Papa
John's T-Shirt Giveaway (first 2500 fans)
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.
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 2 at Albany Devils 4 - Status:
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - Boardwalk Hall
Adirondack 1 0 1 - 2
Albany 2 0 2 - 4
1st Period-1, Albany, Palmieri 5 (McIntyre), 5:28.
2, Albany, Henrique 7 (Anderson), 8:16. 3, Adirondack,
Marshall 1 (Testwuide), 13:13. Penalties-Lehtivuori
Adk (interference), 1:49; Clackson Adk (fighting),
4:23; Letourneau-Leblond Alb (fighting), 4:23; Marshall
Adk (roughing), 8:55; Charleston Alb (roughing),
8:55; Lehtivuori Adk (slashing), 10:38; Testwuide
Adk (cross-checking, fighting), 15:24; Davison Alb
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Syvret Adk (fighting),
12:13; Robitaille Alb (unsportsmanlike conduct,
misconduct - unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:13; Swift
Alb (fighting), 12:13.
3rd Period-4, Albany, Kell 1 4:46 (SH). 5, Adirondack,
Pither 3 (Hamel, Testwuide), 5:42. 6, Albany, Swift
5 (Kell, Sestito), 13:53. Penalties-Anderson Alb
(closing hand on puck), 3:06; McIntyre Alb (tripping),
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 5-12-11-28. Albany 11-10-6-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 3; Albany
0 / 3.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 0-1-0 (27 shots-23
saves). Albany, Frazee 7-7-0 (28 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-Mike McDevitt (13), Leo Boylan (97).