Phantoms Extend Point Streak to Seven Games (3-0-4) and Finish Week 1-0-3; Youth Jersey Giveaway to First 1,000 Kids on Saturday night vs. Worcester and Family Fun Pack Night on Sunday vs. Binghamton for just $39!
February 21, 2011
Season Ticket Holder Redemption Night
Full Season Ticket Holders, if you missed any games from the month of February, bring your unused tickets to the Phantoms Offices for tickets of equal or lesser value to the Sunday, February 27th game.
February Redemption Night - Sunday, February 27th
(Can redeem tickets from 1/28, 2/4, 2/13, 2/16, 2/18, 2/19, and/or 2/26)
Phantoms Upcoming Games
Friday, February 25 – Adirondack vs Hamilton at Bell Centre in Montreal – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 – Worcester at Adirondack – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 – Binghamton at Adirondack – 3:00 p.m.
Legein Returned to Adirondack
The Adirondack Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, today were returned 5-10, 185 lb forward Stefan Legein from the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.
In two games with the Road Warriors, Legein was held scoreless.
This season with the Phantoms, Legein has registered 5 goals and 13 points in 31 games. Last season with Adirondack, he ranked 2nd on the team in goals (24) and 5th on the team in points (34) in 71 games.
Adirondack Phantoms Team Leaders Games: Ben Holmstrom (57) Goals: Denis Hamel and Michael
Ryan (17) Assists: Erik Gustafsson
(28) Points: Denis Hamel and Erik
Gustafsson (33) Plus/Minus: Matt Walker (3),
Mike Testwuide & Rob Bordson (1) Penalty Minutes: Zac Rinaldo
(213) Power Play Goals: Denis Hamel
(8) Short-handed Goals: Jonathon
Kalinski (2) Game-Winning Goals: Erik
Gustafsson, Denis Hamel,
Luke Pither, Michael Ryan and Greg Moore (2) Shots: Denis Hamel (169) Saves: Johan Backlund (605) Wins: Johan Backlund (7) GAA: Michael Leighton (2.36) Save Percentage: Michael
Week 20 Schedule
All games are broadcast LIVE on Classic Hits Q-101.7 FM by Adirondack Phantoms voice, Bob Rotruck, and can be heard free over the Internet at www.phantomshockey.com and can be viewed via internet pay-per-view video on www.ahllive.com.
Three Game Weekend Begins in Montreal
Friday, February 25 – 7:30 p.m. – Bell Centre –Montreal, PQ
@ Hamilton Bulldogs (30-20-1-4, 65 pts)
3rd Place in North Division, Western Conference
This will be the fourth and final meeting between the Phantoms and Bulldogs this season. Hamilton leads the season series 2-1. Hamilton has slipped as of late as forwards Max Pacioretty, David Desharnias and Ryan White continue to play with their NHL affiliate, the Montreal Canadiens. The Bulldogs are 3-7-0-0 in their last ten but are currently on a two-game winning streak. Forward J.T. Wyman leads the Bulldogs in goals (12) in 55 games while Ben Maxwell has a team high 28 assists and 39 points in 46 games this season. Goaltender Curtis Sanford, who has spent time in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks, ranks 2nd in the AHL in wins (21), GAA (1.92) and save percentage (.931). This season against Adirondack, Sanford is 1-1-0 with a .915 save percentage while backup Robert Mayer is 1-0-0 with a .875 save percentage (he won 4-3 decision in a shootout back on Jan.22 at the Glens Falls Civic Center). On special teams, the Bulldogs are ranked 5th on the power play (20.5%) and 8th on the penalty kill (84.5%).
Youth Jersey Giveaway Courtesy of Glens Falls Hospital Rehabilitation Center (First 1,000 Kids)
Saturday, February 26 – 7:00 p.m. – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY
vs. Worcester Sharks (26-20-3-6, 61 pts)
4th Place in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference
This is the first of two meetings between the Phantoms and Shark this season. Adirondack will travel to Worcester later on this season to take on the AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. The Shark are 4th in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference but trail the Binghamton Senators and the Norfolk Admirals for the fourth and final playoff spot. Worcester is 6-2-1-1 in their last ten and are on a 2-game point streak. Michael Swift, the ex-Albany Devil and Jonathon Cheechoo, who has spent time in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks and the Ottawa Senators in the past, have a team-high 17 goals while Cheechoo has 27 assists and 41 points in 51 games. Goaltender Alex Stalock has a 19-17-4 record with a 2.63 GAA and .907 save percentage. The Shark are 15th on the power play converting 17.7 % of the time while they are 26th on the penalty kill stopping opponents 78.0 % of the time.
Family Fun Pack Night for Just $39.00 (Includes: 3 Tickets, 3 Sodas, 3 Hot Dogs, 1 popcorn and 1 program)
Sunday, February 27 – 3:00 p.m. – Glens Falls Civic Center – Glens Falls, NY
vs. Binghamton Senators (30-20-3-3, 66 pts)
Tied-4th Place in Eastern Division, Eastern Conference
This will be the sixth of eight meetings between the Phantoms and Senators this season. Binghamton leads the season series 4-1 and have outscored Adirondack 26-12 in those games. Binghamton is currently on a 8-game point streak (7-0-1) and are (7-2-1) in their last ten. Forwards Bobby Butler, Erik Condra, and Colin Greening remain in Ottawa along with rookie goaltender Robin Lehner. Corey Locke has a team-high and league-high in assists (53) and points (71) in 50 games. Goaltenders Barry Brust is 21-12-1 with a 2.53 GAA and .927 save percentage while Mike Brodeur is 2-5-0 with a 3.05 GAA and .896 save percentage. Binghamton leads the league on the power play converting 23.1 % of the time and are ranked 20th on the penalty kill (81.9%).
Week 19 Game Results
February 16, 2011 – Syracuse 2 @ Adirondack 4
Adirondack scored three goals in the final six minutes of regulation for another dramatic victory on Wednesday night against the Syracuse Crunch. Logan Stephenson (1st) tied the game at 2-2 with 5:17 remaining and then Rob Bordson (5th) netted the game-winner against his former team with 3:07 left to ignite the crowd at the Glens Falls Civic Center. 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. Adirondack led 1-0 until ex-Adirondack Phantom, Patrick Maroon, scored his 15th of the year and 10th with Syracuse in the closing minute of the second period. Syracuse would take a 2-1 lead shorthanded early in the 3rd period on a Phantoms giveaway, which led to Nicolas Deschamps 10th goal of the season. The Crunch led late into the third until Adirondack’s late game heroics yet again. Johan Backlund earned his seventh win of the year making 29 saves while counterpart J.P. Levasseur stopped 23 shots as he recorded his sixth loss of the season against Adirondack.
February 18, 2011 – Connecticut 2 @ Adirondack
Mike Testwuide (7th) scored 6:43 into the second
period to give the Phantoms a 1-0 lead but Connecticut
stormed back late in the third with a goal by
Kris Newbury, his 11th of the season, with 2:49
remaining to tie the game at 1-1. Adirondack was
able to preserve the one standings point by killing
off a Whale 5-on-3 power play in the final minute
of regulation. With Walker sitting out for holding
and Kalinski called for tripping, the Phantoms
P.K. came through again. The Whale would continue
their 4-on-3 power play in overtime. Their top
scorer, Jeremy Williams, hit the post but play
continued and Adirondack later found themselves
on the power play in a wild extra stanza. The
Phantoms were not able to get the game-winner
while on the man-advantage and the game went to
a shootout. Tim Kennedy and Kris Newbury would
score in the shootout to preserve the victory
for the Whale. Adirondack would extend their point
streak to five games (3-0-2) though.
February 19, 2011 – Charlotte 3 @ Adirondack
The Adirondack Phantoms extended their point streak to six games (3-0-3) but for the second consecutive night were defeated in the shootout, this time by the Charlotte Checkers, 3-2 on Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Michael Ryan and Eric Wellwood scored for the Phantoms in regulation. Chris Terry gave the Checkers a 1-0 lead on the power play at 12:22 of the first period. On a cross-ice feed from Zach Boychuk, Terry one-timed it just under the crossbar past Phantoms goaltender Michael Leighton to score his 21st goal of the season. The Phantoms would respond after the intermission break to tie the score at 1-1. Just 44 seconds into the period, Ben Holmstrom sent a cross-ice pass through the neutral zone to a streaking Michael Ryan who beat Checkers goaltender Mike Murphy five-hole to score his 16th goal of the season. Adirondack blasted away for much of the second and third periods but were unable to solve Charlotte goalie Mike Murphy. It remained 1-1 until late in the third period when with 1:59 remaining, Mike Murphy juggled the puck behind his own net. Eric Wellwood would pick up the rebound and go to the front of the net and slide one just across the Checkers goal line to give Adirondack the 2-1 lead. Charlotte with their goaltender pulled, would tie the game at 2-2 with 28 seconds remaining as Matthew Pistilli batted one out of mid-air to score his second goal of the season with an assist to Chris Terry. The controversial goal was disputed by the Phantoms who argued that the puck had been punched or hit in by a high stick in the scramble in the crease. Moments before the goal, Adirondack had shot the puck the length of the ice and players from both sides appeared stopped believing that an icing would be called. It was out of that pause that Charlotte rushed back with numbers the other way and scored the game-tying goal. In the shootout, Zack Boychuk got the game-winner to seal the victory for the Checkers to improve their record to 9-0 at the Glens Falls Civic Center the last two seasons, dating back to their days as the Albany River Rats.
February 20, 2011 – Adirondack 3 @ Albany
Adirondack extended their point streak to seven
games (3-0-4) in the loss. Danny Syvret gave Adirondack
a 1-0 lead on the power play at the 9:28 mark
of the first period. On a cross-ice pass from
Denis Hamel, Syvret scored his seventh of the
season from the right wing circle to beat Devils
goaltender David Caruso top shelf. 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 by Erik Gustafsson and
Greg Moore. Albany would storm back with three
unanswered goals by Tim Sestito (3rd), Pierre
Luc Leblond (2nd) and Jeff Prough to give the
Devils a 3-2 lead into the intermission break.
Michael Ryan would tie the score at 3-3 1:18 into
the third period 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 and after consecutive penalties taken
by the Devils, Adirondack had their chance for
a power play goal in the overtime but were unable
to score as the game progressed to the shootout
for the third night in a row for Adirondack. Adam
Henrique scored the game-winner in the shootout
to conclude wild game at the Times Union Center
on Sunday afternoon. The Time Warner Cable Cup
is now tied at 3-3.
Phantoms Quick Hits
-Adirondack is on a 7-game point streak (3-0-4), the longest in Adirondack Phantoms history.
-In their last 11 games away from the Glens Falls Civic Center, the Phantoms are 7-1-3
-Five of the last six Phantoms games have been decided by 1-goal (1-0-4 in those games)
-The Phantoms snapped a 1-for-30 streak on the power play with two goals on Sunday afternoon in Albany (Danny Syvret with both power play goals)
Phantoms Reebok/AHL Player of the Week (Week 19):
#22- Eric Wellwood - FW - 4 GP (2 goals, 2 assists, +/- 4, 13 SOG, 2 PIM’s)
The Windsor, Ontario native opened the scoring on Wednesday night as he beat Crunch goaltender J.P. Levasseur from a sharp angle to help Adirondack to 4-2 victory over the Syracuse. Then, he gave the Phantoms a 2-1 lead on Saturday night after stealing the puck from Checkers netminder Mike Murphy from behind the net and sliding one into the open net. In his rookie season with Adirondack, he has recorded 12 goals and 23 points in 50 games. Wellwood was called up to the Flyers back on November 1st and registered his first NHL point on Andreas Nodl’s game-winner on November 6 against the New York Islanders.
Adirondack Phantoms Recent Transactions...
Feb.21 – Stefan LegeinReturnedto Adirondack (AHL)
Phantoms Practice Schedule this Week
Tuesday, February 22: Practice at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 23: Practice at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 24: Practice at 10:00 a.m. / Bus to Montreal at 1 p.m.
Friday, February 25: Pre-game at 11:00 a.m. / Game @ Hamilton Bulldogs (7:30 p.m.) / Bus back to GF following the game
Saturday, February 26: Pre-game at 10:00 a.m. / Game vs. Worcester (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday, February 27: Game vs. Binghamton Senators (3:00 p.m.)
Monday, February 28: Practice at 10:00 a.m. (PRACTICE RINK)
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 Kids) 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 at 518-480-3355.