Abbotsford, BC-The Adirondack Phantoms continued
their recent trend of late, exciting comebacks
with perhaps their most dramatic of all. The Phantoms
scored twice in the last four minutes of regulation
including Michael Ryan's tying tally with 23 seconds
left allowing Adirondack to extend their point
streak to five games in a 3-2 shootout loss at
the Abbotsford Heat. The 3,000 mile journey to
Abbotsford, British Columbia in western Canada
is the furthest away from home in Adirondack or
Phantoms hockey history.
Adirondack is 4-0-1 in their last five games and
also 7-2-1 in their last ten.
The Phantoms were down 2-0 and also down a man
on the ice with Ryan sitting a penalty when there
were only four minutes to go. But Kalinski blocked
a pass and raced up the right-wing on a 2-on-2.
He took the shot himself on the short-side on
Heat goalie Leland Irving to get Adirondack on
the board with the shorthanded goal.
Michael Ryan then continued his habit of tying
the score when he accepted a Kalinski feed from
behind the goal and blasted it through Irving
with only 23 seconds to go. Ryan has a four game
goal streak with five goals in the stretch. All
five of his goals have come when the Phantoms
were down by one goal.
But the Phantoms weren't able to continue their
success in shootouts and lost for the first time
this season as three Heat shooters scored on Michael
Leighton. Greg Moore scored the only goal in the
shootout for the Phantoms.
Adirondack struggled out of the gate early and
Abbotsford benefited from a 6 to 1 difference
in total power plays. Leighton made some impressive
saves to hold the Heat at bay. Abbotsford broke
the scoreless deadlock when they scored late in
the second period on the power play on a tally
by Lance Bouma jamming it in from the side of
the net. They extended their lead to 2-0 with
eight minutes left in the third on a goal by Cam
Cunning in the slot that just made it through
The Heat were taking out their recent offensive
frustrations on the Phantoms with a solid attack
in the first period. Abbotsford ended a seven
game losing streak with the victory.
Leighton made 32 saves on 34 shots in a fine
performance in his first game back with the Phantoms
since clearing waivers from Philadelphia earlier
Adirondack is 1-1-1 against Abbotsford this year.
The Heat were 1-for-6 on the power play while
the Phantoms were 0-for-1.
The Heat outshot the Phantoms 35-21 including
21-8 in the first two periods.
Notes: The team will conclude their two game
series at Abbotsford and four game road swing
on Saturday night at 10:00pm. The Phantoms make
the long trip back beginning Sunday morning at
6:00am Pacific time to eventually get back to
Glens Falls Sunday night. Adirondack scratches
for the Friday game at Abbotsford included Marc-Andre
Bourdon, Stefan Legein, Denis Hamel and J.P. Testwuide.
Saturday, January 8, 10:00pm - Adirondack Phantoms
at Abbotsford Heat
Friday, January 14, 7:30pm - Hershey Bears at
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Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, January 16, 4:00pm - Adirondack Phantoms
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Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Abbotsford Heat 3 (SO)
- Status: Final SO
Friday, January 7, 2011 - Abbotsford Entertainment
& Sports Centre
Adirondack 0 0 2 0-0-2
Abbotsford 0 1 1 0-1-3
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Clackson Adk
(high-sticking), 6:43; Rowe Adk (boarding, fighting),
12:01; Pelech Abb (instigating, fighting, misconduct
- instigating), 12:01; Holmstrom Adk (slashing),
2nd Period-1, Abbotsford, Bouma 8 (Rheault, Brodie),
14:38 (PP). Penalties-Rinaldo Adk (hooking), 0:04;
Testwuide Adk (goaltender interference), 4:27;
Testwuide Adk (hooking), 13:45.
3rd Period-2, Abbotsford, Cunning 7 (Seabrook),
12:01. 3, Adirondack, Kalinski 5 16:07 (SH). 4,
Adirondack, Ryan 8 (Kalinski, Marshall), 19:37.
Penalties-Breen Abb (interference), 2:46; Ryan
Adk (slashing), 15:50.
OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout - Adirondack 1 (Ryan NG, Moore G, Pither
NG, Holmstrom NG), Abbotsford 3 (Cameron NG, Keith
G, Nemisz NG, Wahl G, Rheault G).
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 4-4-11-2-0-21. Abbotsford
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 1; Abbotsford
1 / 6.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 1-3-1 (34 shots-32
saves). Abbotsford, Irving 16-13-1 (21 shots-19
Referees-Jamie Koharski (84).
Linesmen-Trevor Boudreau (60), Chris Carlson (52).