Glens Falls, NY-The Syracuse Crunch attempted
to make up for their five game streak of losses
to the Phantoms in one night and took down the
Adirondack Phantoms 5-0 Friday night at the Glens
Falls Civic Center. Patrick Maroon returned to
Glens Falls for his time since being traded in
late November and led the Crunch attack with a
pair of goals. J.P. Levasseur racked up 31 saves
for his fourth shutout of the year.
Adirondack had won all the previous games against
the Crunch including sweeping all four games of
the season series at Syracuse. But the Crunch
were able to shut the door on a Phantoms 5-on-3
power play early in the first period with the
score still 0-0 and built on that momentum from
there. Danny Syvret blasted a power play shot
off the post on that man advantage while the Phantoms
generated several other chances to score as well.
But, in the end, the Phantoms couldn't solve Levasseur
nor the Crunch penalty kill as they ended the
night going 0-for-8 on the man advantage.
The Phantoms also missed an opportunity to close
to within one point of the Crunch in the standings.
Syracuse now leads Adirondack by 5 points in the
Adirondack's record in their last 21 games now
stands at 11-7-3 and their record under Head Coach
Joe Paterson is 9-7-3.
Patrick Maroon would start the scoring for the
Crunch late in the first period creating space
on the back door and slamming in a cross-ice feed
past Johan Backlund for a 1-0 lead.
Syracuse would score three times in the second
period including Maroon's second goal of the game
at the six minute mark on a tip from the slot
that made it 3-0. Kyle Palmeri and Matt Beleskey
also scored in the period for the Crunch. Beleskey's
drive crashing the net midway through the second
would be the last Backlund would allow as he was
replaced by Michael Leighton.
Mark Mitera would close the scoring early in
the third period on the power play for Syracuse
as the Crunch finished the night with three power
play goals against an Adirondack power play that
had been extremely successful lately entering
Maroon and fellow Crunch teammate David Laliberte
were traded by the Flyers organization to the
Anaheim Ducks system in late November in exchange
for current Phantoms Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson.
The Phantoms blasted away on Levasseur in the
third period but the Crunch goaltender was able
to hold down the fort turning aside all 14 Phantoms
drives in that period alone.
Adirondack and Syracuse will meet for the seventh
time this season on Wednesday, February 16th in
The Phantoms travel to Hamilton to take on the
North Division leading Bulldogs, the affiliate
of the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday evening at
Adirondack will open a four game homestand on
Sunday, February 13th.
Phantoms Notes: Scratches for the game included
Marc-Andre Bourdon, Matt Clackson, Greg Moore
and Logan Stephenson. Moore was one of only two
Phantoms to have played in every game this year.
Ben Holmstrom is now the only Phantom to have
played in all 50 games. Eric Wellwood returned
to the lineup after missing the last three games.
Saturday, February 5, 5:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Hamilton Bulldogs
Saturday, February 12, 7:00 -Adirondack Phantoms
at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Sunday, February 13, 5:00 - Binghamton Senators
at Adirondack Phantoms - Family Fun Pack ($49),
Scoville Jewelers Most Romantic Moment Contest
Wednesday, February 16, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch
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Friday, February 18, 7:30 - Connecticut Whale
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Saturday, February 19, 7:00 - Charlotte Checkers
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Syracuse Crunch 5 at Adirondack Phantoms 0 -
Friday, February 4, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic Center
Syracuse 1 3 1 - 5
Adirondack 0 0 0 - 0
1st Period-1, Syracuse, Maroon 13 (Green, Beleskey),
18:39 (PP). Penalties-Laliberte Syr (hooking),
4:52; Mitera Syr (high-sticking), 5:43; Laliberte
Syr (interference), 15:45; Bordson Adk (tripping),
2nd Period-2, Syracuse, Palmieri 12 (Guenin,
Mitchell), 1:52. 3, Syracuse, Maroon 14 (Guenin,
Green), 6:11 (PP). 4, Syracuse, Beleskey 7 (Guenin,
Palmieri), 10:28. Penalties-Ryan Adk (double minor
- high-sticking), 2:42; Clark Syr (hooking, fighting),
13:20; Holmstrom Adk (fighting), 13:20; Rinaldo
Adk (hooking), 15:57; Mitera Syr (hooking), 18:09.
3rd Period-5, Syracuse, Mitera 4 (Palmieri, Laliberte),
4:19 (PP). Penalties-Pither Adk (high-sticking),
0:37; Eddy Adk (delay of game), 2:58; Sharp Syr
(hooking), 8:26; Macenauer Syr (hooking), 15:55;
Sharp Syr (tripping), 19:40.
Shots on Goal-Syracuse 6-14-5-25. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Syracuse 3 / 6; Adirondack
0 / 8.
Goalies-Syracuse, Levasseur 7-14-3 (31 shots-31
saves). Adirondack, Backlund 6-13-2 (16 shots-12
saves); Leighton 2-7-1 (9 shots-8 saves).
Referees-Mark Lemelin (84).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Steeve Lemay (64).