Storm Back for Thriller Come From Behind Victory
February 16, 2011
Glens Falls, NY- Adirondack
scored three goals in the final six minutes of
regulation for another dramatic victory Wednesday
night in a 4-2 decision against the visiting Syracuse
Crunch. Logan Stephenson (1st) tied the game at
2-2 with 5:17 remaining and Rob Bordson (5th)
netted the game-winner with 3:07 left to electrify
the Glens Fall Civic Center contingent.
The Phantoms have made a habit of third period
comebacks in 2011 and came up with another thriller
in the second game of their four game homestand.
The Phantoms last win at home was similar with
two goals in the last five minutes against Binghamton
scored by Andrew Rowe and Luke Pither in a 4-3
Eric Wellwood (11th) had scored earlier in the
game and Ben Holmstrom (8th) chipped in an empty-netter
at the end. The win extended the Phantoms point
streak to four games at 3-0-1. The win moves the
Phantoms into a tie in the East Division with
Syracuse and moves Adirondack to within one point
of Albany with an opportunity to leap past both
teams this weekend.
Trailing 2-1 with less than 6 minutes remaining,
Andrew Rowe aggressively tracked down the puck
behind the Crunch net and got it in front to Zac
Rinaldo who dropped it all the way back to Logan
Stephenson at the blue-line. Stephenson's wrister
beat Crunch goaltender J.P. Levasseur to tie the
score at 2-2.
Two minutes later, Rob Bordson would score the
eventual game-winner as he stuffed one past Levasseur
on his left leg side following a fine steal by
Wellwood behind the Crunch goal.
Ben Holmstrom sealed the game for Adirondack
as he back-handed one into an empty-net from the
red line with 13 seconds remaining.
Eric Wellwood opened the scoring for Adirondack
18:37 into the first period as he beat Crunch
goaltender J.P. Levasseur from a sharp angle in
the right-wing corner to score his eleventh goal
of the year. Logan Stephenson made a great play
in the defensive zone to win a 1-on-1 battle and
then send a cross-ice feed the streaking Wellwood
who snuck it in from the tough angle while Denis
Hamel was crashing into the slot.
Johan Backlund made 8 saves in the first period
including back-to-back terrific stops on Bonino
and Patrick Maroon after Syracuse was held without
a shot for the opening eleven plus minutes.
Adirondack led 1-0 until ex-Phantom, Patrick
Maroon, scored his 15th of the year and 10th with
Syracuse in the closing minute of the second period.
Syracuse had taken a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd
period on a Phantoms giveaway leading to a Nicolas
Deschamps shorthanded tally. Syracuse led late
into the third until Adirondack?s late game heroics.
The Phantoms are 12-7-4 under Head Coach Joe
Paterson. Adirondack's record in the last two
months (since Dec 17) is 14-7-4.
Adirondack went 0-for-2 on the power play while
Syracuse finished 0-for-4. Johan Backlund earned
his seventh win of the year making 29 saves while
counterpart J.P. Levasseur recorded his sixth
loss of the season against Adirondack.
The Phantoms homestand continues Friday and Saturday
nights with back-to-back games against the Connecticut
Whale and Charlotte Checkers. Friday's game is
Dollar Hot Dog Night and Saturday's game features
Phantoms T-Shirt for the first 2500 fans in attendance
courtesy of Papa John's.
Notes: Marc-Andre Bourdon, Kevin Marshall, Stefan
Legein and Greg Moore were scratches for Adirondack.
Friday, February 18, 7:30 - Connecticut Whale
at Adirondack Phantoms - $1 Hot Dogs
Saturday, February 19, 7:00 - Charlotte Checkers
at Adirondack Phantoms - Papa John's T-Shirts
(First 2500 Fans)
Sunday, February 20, 4:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils
Friday, February 25, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
vs. Hamilton Bulldogs (at Montreal)
Saturday, February 26, 7:00 - Worcester Sharks
at Adirondack Phantoms - Youth Jersey Giveaway
(first 1000 youths) courtesy of Glens Falls Hospital
Sunday, February 27, 3:00 - Binghamton Senators
at Adirondack Phantoms - Family Fun Pack ($39),
3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 popcorn, 1 program
Don't be left out! Tickets for all Phantoms games
are on sale now. Discount rates are available
for groups of 15 or more. Save off the individual
ticket price by asking the Phantoms about their
great group rate packages.
The AHL is celebrating their 75th anniversary
season and is the top development league for the
NHL. More than 85 percent of today's NHL players
are American Hockey League graduates and more
than 6 million fans attend AHL games every year.
Come watch future NHL stars and up-and-coming
Flyers prospects with exciting Adirondack Phantoms
hockey! A variety of ticket packages for all the
fast-paced action are on sale now. The Phantoms
selection of discount ticket packages includes
3-packs, 6-packs, 12 and 22 Select Plans, full
season plans and Flex Packs. Choose the plan that
works best for you! Get your tickets at the Phantoms
office inside the Glens Falls Civic Center, online
at ticketmaster.com, or by calling the Phantoms
Syracuse Crunch 2 at Adirondack Phantoms 4 -
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic