Glens Falls, NY-The Phantoms unveiled their new
mascot Dax to the local hockey faithful who entertained
the fans and kids especially all throughout the
evening but the Phantoms couldn't come up with
a victory in Dax's big debut as they fell to the
Charlotte Checkers 2-1 Friday night at the Glens
Falls Civic Center. Andrew Rowe (7th) scored for
the Phantoms while Michael Leighton made 35 saves
but a late power play goal by Jerome Samson with
4:16 left in regulation proved to be the difference
for the former Albany River Rats.
After the energy line of Andrew Rowe, Rob Bordson
and J.P. Testwuide scored three of the four goals
in Wednesday's victory over Binghamton, they continued
their scoring surge at the 11:56 mark of the first
period. J.P. Testwuide kept a rolling puck in
the Checkers zone, finding Rob Bordson down low.
Bordson sent a cross-ice pass to Andrew Rowe who
one-timed it past Checkers goaltender Mike Murphy
to give Adirondack the 1-0 lead. It was Andrew
Rowe's seventh goal of the season.
Michael Leighton was stellar in the first period
as Charlotte outshot Adirondack 14-11. He ended
up with 35 saves on 37 shots on the evening.
Adirondack held a 1-0 lead until Brad Herauf
scored his second goal of the year at the 15:49
mark of the second period. Herauf put home a Michael
Leighton rebound to tie the score at 1-1 on assists
to Brett Sutter and Nicolas Blanchard.
In the third period with the score tied at 1-1,
the Phantoms had opportunities to take the lead
including a Denis Hamel shot that rang off the
crossbar. Mike Murphy in the Charlotte cage held
tough and also was bailed out by solid defense
at the right times tying up Phantoms sticks when
Murphy was in trouble.
Charlotte took a 2-1 lead on the power play with
4:16 remaining. Jerome Samson scored his team
leading 23rd of the season on a shot from the
top of the left circle that fluttered past a stretched
Adirondack went 0-for-4 on the power play while
Charlotte went 1-for-4. Charlotte outshot Adirondack
37-33 in the game.
The Phantoms are 10-6-3 since December 17 and
also sport a record of 8-6-3 under Head Coach
Next up, the Phantoms travel to Syracuse for
their last game before the All-Star Break. Adirondack
is 4-0 against the Crunch this season.
The AHL All-Star Skills Competition is Sunday
in Hershey, PA and the All-Star Game takes place
Monday night on AHLLive.com and locally on Time
Warner Cable featuring Mike Doc Emrick on play-by-play.
Notes: Marc-Andre Bourdon, Matt Clackson and
Eric Wellwood were scratches for the second consecutive
Saturday, January 29, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, January 30 (All-Star Break)
Friday, February 4, 7:30 - Syracuse Crunch at
Saturday, February 5, 5:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hamilton Bulldogs
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Charlotte Checkers 2 at Adirondack Phantoms 1
- Status: Final
Friday, January 28, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic Center
Charlotte 0 1 1 - 2
Adirondack 1 0 0 - 1
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Rowe 7 (Testwuide,
Bordson), 11:56. Penalties-Nash Cha (tripping),
5:19; Sutter Cha (hooking), 7:13; Samson Cha (delay
of game), 7:32; Holmstrom Adk (tripping), 7:32.
2nd Period-2, Charlotte, Herauf 2 (Sutter, Blanchard),
15:49. Penalties-Rinaldo Adk (hooking), 2:30;
Gustafsson Adk (interference), 5:31; Rinaldo Adk
3rd Period-3, Charlotte, Samson 23 (Rodney, Carson),
15:44 (PP). Penalties-Bowman Cha (hooking), 4:49;
Bellemore Cha (tripping), 12:34; Kalinski Adk
Shots on Goal-Charlotte 14-16-7-37. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Charlotte 1 / 4; Adirondack
0 / 4.
Goalies-Charlotte, Murphy 11-9-2 (33 shots-32
saves). Adirondack, Leighton 2-6-1 (37 shots-35
Referees-Tim Mayer (19).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Steeve Lemay (64).