Glens Falls, NY- The Phantoms extended their
point streak to three games but weren’t
able to get the win at home as they dropped a
4-3 shootout decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs
Saturday night. Stefan Legein (4th), J.P. Testwuide
(1st) and Eric Wellwood (10th) scored for the
Phantoms but the Bulldogs overcame a two-goal
deficit with under 7 minutes remaining in the
Adirondack is now 7-4-3 under Coach Joe Paterson
and 9-4-3 in their last 16 games. The Phantoms
have earned three out of a possible 4 points against
division leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hamilton.
In a fast moving opening period, Alexander Avtsin
fed Ben Maxwell in the high slot to give the Bulldogs
a 1-0 lead. It was Maxwell’s ninth of the
year beating Phantoms goaltender Johan Backlund
Backlund was strong in first period though stopping
13 of 14 Bulldog shots.
Adirondack would score three unanswered goals
in the middle frame on their first four shots
of the period. Stefan Legein on a breakaway pass
from defenseman Kevin Marshall in the Phantoms
zone tied the score at 1-1.
J.P. Testwuide would give the Phantoms their
first lead of the night on his first goal of the
season. J.P. re-directed a Cullen Eddy shot from
the point sneaking one through the 5-hole of Bulldogs
goaltender Robert Mayer to give Adirondack a 2-1
Less than two minutes later, Eric Wellwood extended
the Phantoms lead to two as he backhanded a Mike
Testwuide pass from the right circle past Mayer
to score his second goal in his last two games.
After a few decent chances for the Phantoms to
extend the lead in the third period, Hamilton
struck with two goals in 1:27. Kyle Klubertanz
scored his sixth goal of the year at the 13:39
mark and then Hunter Bishop tied the game at 3-3
on his second goal of the season.
In overtime, Hamilton outshot Adirondack 3-2
but both teams had their opportunities in the
Aaron Paluhaj and Dustin Boyd scored in the shootout
for Hamilton to seal the game for the Bulldogs.
Phantoms goaltender Johan Backlund made 26 saves
in regulation while Bulldogs goaltender Robert
Mayer turned aside 21 Adirondack shots and all
4 in the shootout to earn his eighth win of the
Neither team had any power plays, as referee
Jeff Smith did not call a penalty throughout the
The Phantoms will travel to Hamilton twice in
the month of February including a game at the
Bell Centre in Montreal on Feb.25.
Adirondack travels to Hershey for their final
time this season to conclude their 3-game weekend.
Notes: Marc-Andre Bourdon and Andrew Rowe were
the scratches for the Phantoms.
Sunday, January 23 5:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hershey Bears
Wednesday, January 26 7:00 - Binghamton Senators
at Adirondack Phantoms
Friday, January 28 7:30 - Charlotte Checkers at
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Hamilton Bulldogs 4 (SO) at Adirondack Phantoms
3 - Status: Final SO
Saturday, January 22, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic
Hamilton 1 0 2 0 - 4
Adirondack 0 3 0 0 - 3
1st Period-1, Hamilton, Maxwell 9 (Avtsin), 12:06.
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, Legein 4 (Marshall),
5:40. 3, Adirondack, Testwuide 1 (Eddy), 11:12.
4, Adirondack, Wellwood 10 (Testwuide, Kalinski),
13:10. Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period-5, Hamilton, Klubertanz 6 (Maxwell),
13:39. 6, Hamilton, Bishop 2 (St. Denis, Dumont),
15:06. Penalties-No Penalties
OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout - Hamilton 2 (Palushaj G, Bishop NG,
Avtsin NG, Boyd G), Adirondack 0 (Ryan NG, Moore
NG, Hamel NG, Pither NG).
Shots on Goal-Hamilton 14-2-10-3-1-30. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Hamilton 0 / 0; Adirondack
0 / 0.
Goalies-Hamilton, Mayer 8-7-2 (24 shots-21 saves).
Adirondack, Backlund 4-12-2 (29 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Jeff Smith (49).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Steeve Lemay (64).