Albany, NY- In a wild, crazy
game on Sunday afternoon at the Times Union Center
in Albany, Adirondack extended their point streak
to seven games (3-0-4) but for the third consecutive
game, Adirondack fell in the shootout. The penalty-filled
contest ended with the Devils prevailing 4-3.
Danny Syvret (7th and 8th) and Michael Ryan (17th)
scored for the Phantoms
and concluded the week 1-0-3.
The result evens the Time Warner Cable Cup series
at three games apiece between the two local rivals
midway through the 12 game season series.
In a penalty filled opening period, Danny Syvret
gave Adirondack a 1-0 lead at the 9:28 mark on
the power play. On a cross-ice pass from Denis
Hamel, Syvret scored his seventh goal of the season
from the right wing circle to beat Devils goaltender
David Caruso top shelf.
Adirondack finished the first period 1-for-3
on the power play while Albany went 0-for-4.
Midway through the second period, Adirondack
went on a full 2-minute 5-on-3 man advantage after
a tripping minor was called on Chris Murray and
an elbowing minor on Tim Sestito. The Phantoms
would extend their lead to 2-0 on the power play
as Danny Syvret scored his second power play goal
of the game on a blast from the point assisted
Gustafsson and Greg Moore.
Albany would storm back with three unanswered
goals in a five-minute span. Tim Sestito cut the
Adirondack lead to 2-1 on his third of the season.
Less than two minutes later, after a turnover
in the Phantoms end, Pierre Luc-Letourneau picked
up the loose puck and beat Phantoms netminder
Michael Leighton to tie the score at 2-2. Jeff
Prough would give Albany their first lead of the
game at 3-2 on a power play with his first goal
of the year.
In the third period, Michael Ryan would tie the
score at 3-3 1:18 in on a wild scrum in front
of the Devils net. Mike Testwuide from behind
the Devils net found Michael Ryan who was stationed
in front of the crease and backhanded one into
the open net.
Zac Rinaldo took a five minute major on a hit
to Albany's Chris Murray late in the third period
forcing the Phantoms to kill a power play deep
into the overtime. Adirondack's penalty kill came
through clutch again. And then after consecutive
penalties by the Devils it would be Adirondack
to get their chance for a power play goal in the
overtime. The Phantoms even had a few seconds
of 5-on-3 power play in that stretch but also
were unable to score as the game progressed to
the shootout for the third night in a row for
Albany forward Adam Henrique had the game-winner
in the shootout as he snuck one through the five-hole
of Michael Leighton.
Adirondack finished the game 2-for-9 on the power
play while Albany went 1-for-8.
Phantom goaltender Michael Leighton finished
with 29 saves and recorded his second consecutive
shootout loss this weekend while counterpart Dave
Caruso stopped 22 Phantoms shots in regulation
and all 5 in the shootout to earn his fifth win
of the season.
The Phantoms have six games left against the
Albany Devils in the Time Warner Cable Cup series
including three in a row March 5, 6 and 11.
The Phantoms are 3-0-4 in their last 7 and have
not taken a loss in regulation since losing to
Syracuse on February 4. On the road, the Phantoms
have only lost once in regulation in their last
11 games having gone 7-1-3 since December 28.
The Phantoms return to action on Friday in Montreal
at the Bell Centre to take on the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Adirondack returns home on Saturday, February
26 as the Phantoms host the Worcester Sharks,
the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. Saturday
is the Glens Falls Hospital Youth Jersey Giveaway
Night for the first 1,000 kids in attendance.
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
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Adirondack Phantoms 3 at Albany Devils 4 (SO)
- Status: Final SO
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - Times Union Center
Adirondack 1 1 1 0 - 3
Albany 0 3 0 0 - 4
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Syvret 7 (Wellwood,
Hamel), 9:28 (PP).Penalties-Murray Alb (roughing),
2:32; Rinaldo Adk (tripping), 5:33; Marshall Adk
(delay of game), 5:57; Anderson Alb (delay of
game), 8:09; Rinaldo Adk (charging), 10:44; Anderson
Alb (hooking), 17:56; Ryan Adk (slashing), 19:33.
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, Syvret 8 (Gustafsson,
Moore), 8:55 (PP). 3, Albany, Sestito 3 (Gionta,
McIntyre), 12:44. 4, Albany, Letourneau-Leblond
2 14:08. 5, Albany, Prough 1 (Henrique,Anderson),
17:00 (PP). Penalties-Zajac Alb (holding), 2:35;
Murray Alb (tripping), 8:10; Sestito Alb (elbowing),
8:10; Stephenson Adk (tripping), 16:04.
3rd Period-6, Adirondack, Ryan 17 (Testwuide,
Syvret), 1:18. Penalties-Clackson Adk (fighting),
2:21; Letourneau-Leblond Alb (fighting), 2:21;
Testwuide Adk (tripping), 3:44; Ryan Adk (interference),
13:44; Anderson Alb (hooking, misconduct), 15:22;
Rinaldo Adk (roughing, major - checking to the
head), 18:46; Magnan Alb (roughing), 18:46.
OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Urbom Alb (interference),
2:43; Mills Alb (boarding), 4:20.
Shootout - Adirondack 0 (Ryan NG, Bordson NG,
Moore NG, Hamel NG,Gustafsson NG), Albany 1 (Henrique
G, Zalewski NG, McIntyre NG, Mills NG).
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 5-10-8-2-0-25. Albany
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 2 / 9; Albany
1 / 8.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 4-8-3 (32 shots-29
saves). Albany, Caruso 5-5-0 (25 shots-22 saves).
Referees-Ian Croft (87), Chris Brown (86).
Linesmen-Jim Briggs (83), Steeve Lemay (64).