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Adirondack Triumphs in Shootout Thriller

 

 

 

 

February 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

Glens Falls, NY-On Black Out Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Greg Moore (7th) scored in regulation for Adirondack and then notched the game-winner in the shootout to lead the Phantoms to a thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over the Worcester Sharks Saturday night. Adirondack has now recorded points in eight of the last nine games (4-1-4).

It marked the fourth time in the last five games that Adirondack went to a shootout to decide a winner. The Phantoms improved to 4-6 in the shootout.

Michael Leighton turned in a dazzling performance and finished the game with 38 saves and stopped five of six Sharks shooters in the shootout to earn his fifth victory of the season.

Adirondack opened the scoring 1:59 into the second period. As Danny Syvret drove to the crease, Greg Moore threw one towards the net and snuck it five-hole past a screened Sharks goaltender Daren Machesney to give Adirondack a 1-0 lead.

It was Moore's first goal since January 21 against Wilkes-Barre Scranton in Philadelphia.

Worcester tied the game at 1-1 on Jamie McGinn's 11th goal of the season blasting a one-timer from the high slot on the power play.

The second period featured some wild back-and-forth transition and several odd-man rushes each way with Worcester eventually outshooting Adirondack 18-14 in the frame.

Both teams would get more great chances in the exciting third period and onto a wild overtime. The Sharks outshot the Phantoms 5-3 in the overtime but Adirondack also had a pair of chances out in front on steals that were blasted wide.

Ben Holmstrom would tie up the shootout at 1-1 in the 4th round with a forehand to backhand move after getting the goalie to commit going down. Greg Moore pulled a similar forehand to backhand move in the 6th round for the game-winner but the righty shooter flipped it upstairs from the left-wing side of the crease.

Michael Leighton snagged Tommy Wingels wrister in his glove to close out the 6th round and demonstrated an emotional celebration with his Phantoms teammates after throwing the puck out to the center of the ice.

A post-game jersey auction for the Phantoms game-worn blacks followed the exciting contest hosted by P.A. Announcer Dan Miner. Michael Leighton offered his game-used stick along with his black jersey and the combo fetched an impressive $700 bid for the winner. Kevin Marshall's jersey went for $525 and several other players had their jerseys taken right off their backs with impressive bids.

It was the first game of the season between the Phantoms and the Sharks and it was Worcester's only appearance to Glens Falls. In their last 30 games, Adirondack is 15-8-7 and under Head Coach Joe Paterson are 13-8-7.

Phantoms Notes: Defensemen Marc Andre-Bourdon and Matt Walker were scratches for Adirondack. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, who was recalled by the Flyers yesterday, appeared in his first NHL game tonight in Ottawa. Gustafsson logged 16:06 of ice-time while recording 4 penalty minutes in his debut.

Sunday, February 27, 3:00 p.m. - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms - Family Fun Pack ($39), 3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 popcorn, 1 program

Saturday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. - Adirondack Phantoms at Albany Devils - Time Warner Cable Series (Series tied at 3-3)

Sunday, March 6, 3:00 p.m. - Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms - Family Fun Pack ($39), 3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 popcorn, 1 program - Continuation of the Time Warner Cable Cup Series

Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. - Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms - $2 Pizza Slices - Time Warner Cable Cup continues...

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.

Worcester Sharks 1 at Adirondack Phantoms 2 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Saturday, February 26, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic Center

Worcester 0 1 0 0 - 1
Adirondack 0 1 0 0 - 2

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Loprieno Wor (high-sticking), 3:56; Loprieno Wor (hooking), 11:33; Testwuide Adk (interference), 16:31; Mashinter Wor (hooking), 16:58.

2nd Period-1, Adirondack, Moore 7 (Syvret), 1:59. 2, Worcester, McGinn 5 (Irwin, Trevelyan), 17:32 (PP). Penalties-Swift Wor (hooking), 6:00; Syvret Adk (hooking), 15:17; Stephenson Adk (cross-checking), 16:38.

3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Leighton Adk (double minor - high-sticking), 0:58; Irwin Wor (roughing), 13:14; Ryan Adk (goaltender interference), 13:14; McLaren Wor (boarding), 18:07.

OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout - Worcester 1 (Swift NG, Cheechoo G, Trevelyan NG, Ferriero NG, DaSilva NG, Wingels NG), Adirondack 2 (Ryan NG, Holmstrom NG, Hamel NG, Holmstrom G, Syvret NG, Moore G).
Shots on Goal-Worcester 8-18-8-5-0-39. Adirondack 11-14-9-3-1-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 1 / 5; Adirondack 0 / 5.
Goalies-Worcester, Machesney 1-2-1 (37 shots-36 saves). Adirondack, Leighton 5-8-3 (39 shots-38 saves).
A-3,831
Referees-Mark Lemelin (84).
Linesmen-Robert St. Lawrence (10), Jim Briggs (83).


 



 

 


 

 

 

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