Glens Falls, NY-In front
of 3,570 at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Wednesday
night, Eric Wellwood (8th) and Greg Moore (2nd)
scored for the Phantoms in a 6-2 loss to Manchester.
It was the beginning of a three game homestand for
the Phantoms during the holiday week.
It was the first meeting between the Phantoms and
Monarchs. Manchester is the Atlantic Division leading
AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
Trailing 6-0, Eric Wellwood got Adirondack on the
board. Wellwood picked up a loose puck in the slot
to beat Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones top shelf
to make it a 5-goal game. It was Wellwood’s
third power play goal of the season. Luke Pither
and Andrew Rowe picked up the assists on the Wellwood
In the third period, Greg Moore scored his second
goal in the last two games. Denis Hamel feed Moore
who then beat Jones glove-side to cut Manchester’s
lead to 6-2.
Late in the third period, the Phantoms killed off
a Monarch five-on-three to hold it to a 4-goal deficit.
The Monarchs opened the scoring at the 16:13 mark
on the power play. After the initial save by Phantoms
goaltender Nic Riopel, Dwight King poked home the
loose puck to give the Monarchs the 1-0 lead. Only
22 seconds later, Richard Clune scored his first
of the night to give the Monarchs a 2-0 lead sending
a puck off defenseman Dan Jancevski’s skate,
past Nic Riopel to score his third goal of the season.
The Monarchs would then go onto score four goals
in a 3-minute span in the second period. At the
3:53 mark of the second period, Manchester took
a 3-0 lead shorthanded. The Monarchs went in 3-on-1
where Jordan Nolan took a cross-ice pass from Viatcheslav
Voynov beating Nic Riopel back door. It was Nolan’s
third of the season. Then 58 seconds later, Kolomatis
backhanded one past Riopel scoring his second of
the season to give the Monarchs a 4-0 lead.
Manchester took a 5-0 lead on John Zeiler’s
first goal of the season. After a Phantom turnover
in the neutral zone, Zeiler went in on the breakaway
beating Riopel top-shelf. The Monarchs struck just
26 seconds later when Richard Clune scored his second
of the night and fourth of the year to give the
Monarchs a 6-0 lead.
After Manchester’s sixth goal, Brian Stewart
replaced Nic Riopel in net. Nic Riopel ended with
16 saves while Stewart in relief was stellar. Stewart
stopped 16 shots as well while Monarchs goaltender
Martin Jones earned his eleventh victory of the
year making 20 saves.
Manchester outshot Adirondack 38-22. The Phantoms
finished 1-for-2 on the power play while the Monarchs
went 1-for-5 on the man advantage.
Notes: Earlier in the day, the Philadelphia Flyers
recalled defenseman Erik Gustafsson from Adirondack.
In 33 games with the Phantoms, Gustafsson registered
4 goals and 22 assists. He led all AHL defensemen
with 26 points. Tonight’s game marked the
return of defenseman J.P. Testwuide to the lineup
after he missed six games due to injury. Defenseman
Logan Stephenson and Forward Michael Ryan missed
their second game in a row with the flu.
Friday afternoon is the traditional New Year's
Eve game with a 3:00 start time presented by Nemer
Ford. All of the Phantoms players will be appearing
in Heritage Hall after the game to meet with the
fans, sign autographs and take pictures.
Saturday night at 7:00 is the first game of 2011
as the Phantoms renew their Time Warner Cable Cup
rivalry with the Albany Devils.
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Friday, December 31 - Springfield at Adirondack
- 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 1 - Albany at Adirondack - 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 2 - Adirondack at Rochester - 5
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Manchester Monarchs 6 at Adirondack Phantoms 2
- Status: Unofficial Final
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - Glens Falls Civic
Manchester 2 4 0 - 6
Adirondack 0 1 1 - 2
1st Period-1, Manchester, King 9 (Holloway, Azevedo),
16:13 (PP). 2, Manchester, Clune 3 (Meckler, Zeiler),
16:35. Penalties-Lehtivuori Adk (holding), 14:49.
2nd Period-3, Manchester, Nolan 3 (Voynov, Loktionov),
3:53 (SH). 4, Manchester, Kolomatis 2 (Azevedo,
King), 4:51. 5, Manchester, Zeiler 1 (Meckler, Voynov),
6:02. 6, Manchester, Clune 4 (Zeiler), 6:38. 7,
Adirondack, Wellwood 8 (Rowe, Pither), 9:20 (PP).
Penalties-Clune Mch (fighting), 0:03; Rinaldo Adk
(fighting), 0:03; Azevedo Mch (interference), 2:27;
King Mch (hooking), 7:54.
3rd Period-8, Adirondack, Moore 2 (Hamel), 11:57.
Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (hooking), 3:03; Nolan Mch
(roughing), 6:41; Holmstrom Adk (roughing), 6:41;
Hill Mch (fighting), 8:42; Rinaldo Adk (fighting),
8:42; Testwuide Adk (interference), 14:08; Kalinski
Adk (slashing), 15:05; Marshall Adk (slashing),
Shots on Goal-Manchester 15-13-10-38. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Manchester 1 / 5; Adirondack
1 / 2.
Goalies-Manchester, Jones 10-2-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
Adirondack, Riopel 3-6-0 (22 shots-16 saves); Stewart
0-5-0 (16 shots-16 saves).
Referees-Francis Charron (46).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Mike Emanatian (69).