The Phantoms stormed out of the gates and took
a 2-0 first-period lead, however, the Pirates
mounted a comeback and won 4-2 on Tuesday night
Adirondack's goals both came during 5-on-3 power
plays, and were scored by Ben Holmstrom and Jason
Akeson. Holmstrom (1g, 1a), Akeson (1g, 1a) and
Garrett Roe (2a) all recorded points on both of
the Phantoms' markers.
The pair of power-play goals give the Phantoms
at least one power-play strike in 11-of-14 games
this season. Adirondack is now 18-of-82 (22%)
on the man advantage.
Despite the Phantoms' great start; Marc-Antoine
Pouliot, Tyler Eckford, Andy Miele and Jordan
Szwarz scored unanswered goals to carry the Pirates
to their 4-2 win.
All of Portland's offense came against Michael
Leighton, who finished with 26 saves. Leighton,
who now has a 6-4-0 record, had shut out the Pirates
in the teams' first meeting on October 21.
Marc Cheverie stopped all 17 shots he faced in
51:07, after relieving Curtis McElhinney midway
through the first period. McElhinney started for
the Pirates and allowed two goals on seven shots.
Adirondack (8-5-1) remains in a three-way tie
with the Connecticut Whale and Bridgeport Sound
Tigers for second place in the Northeast Division,
just one point back of the first-place Albany
The Pirates improve to 6-7-1 and jump into fourth
place in the Atlantic Division, by passing the
idle Worcester Sharks.
Portland's win evens the season series at one
win apiece, with both remaining head-to-head matchups
to be played at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Those games will be played on December 9 and December
Prior to the Pirates' comeback, the Phantoms jumped
out to a 2-0 lead and chased Curtis McElhinney
from the game, before the first period's midway
First, Ben Holmstrom scored between McElhinney's
legs at the 8:15 mark, during a 5-on-3 power play
which was created by Michael Stone and Dean Arsene
penalties taken four seconds apart.
Jason Akeson squeezed a shot between McElhinney's
body and blocker 38 seconds later, shortly after
Portland took its third minor penalty in a 42-second
Following the removal of McElhinney and the insertion
of Marc Cheverie; the Pirates erupted for four
straight goals to get the win.
Marc-Antoine Pouliot started the comeback and
scored Portland's first goal in 74:01 of the season
series, when the former first-round draft pick
of the Edmonton Oilers beat Michael Leighton with
just under four minutes left in the first period.
Tyler Eckford drew Portland even by scoring a
power-play goal midway through the second period,
following a four-minute high-sticking double-minor
by Dan Jancevski.
Andy Miele knocked the puck into the net off of
Leighton to score Portland's third straight goal,
at 5:57 of the third period, for what proved to
be the game-winning goal.
Szwarz' first professional goal, the final score
of the night, came on a quick shot off a faceoff,
with just under seven minutes to play in the third
Once ahead, the Pirates limited the Phantoms to
four third-period shots en route to their 4-2
Adirondack continues its four-game road trip in
Syracuse on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. The Phantoms
will visit Bridgeport on Sunday, and Binghamton
on Thanksgiving, before returning home for a Black
Friday showdown with the Springfield Falcons.
The shots in Tuesday's game were 30 for the Pirates
and 24 for the Phantoms.
The Phantoms were 2-of-6 on the power play. The
Pirates were 1-of-7.
Adirondack's scratches were Tye McGinn and Mike
Thursday, November 17, 7:00-9:00 - Celebrity
Guest Bartenders at J.P. Bruno's on South Street
in Glens Falls. Come meet Denis Hamel and Jason
Bacashihua serving them up for charity!
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 - Phantoms at Syracuse
Sunday, November 20, 1:00 - Dax appears at South
Glens Falls parade
Sunday, November 20, 3:00 - Phantoms at Bridgeport
Monday, November 21, 7:00 - Phantoms Power Hour
LIVE from McGinny's
Tavern, 193 Glen Street. Player guests, #18 Tyler
Brown and #38 Jason
Akeson. Ticket and t-shirt giveaways for fans
live at the show. Live
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Friday, November 25, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons
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Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Portland Pirates 4 -
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - Cumberland County
Adirondack 2 0 0 - 2
Portland 1 1 2 - 4
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Holmstrom 2 (Akeson,
Roe), 8:15 (PP). 2, Adirondack, Akeson 2 (Roe,
Holmstrom), 8:53 (PP). 3, Portland, Pouliot 3
(Eckford, Duncan), 16:01. Penalties-Wellwood Adk
(tripping), 3:00; Pither Adk (slashing), 5:56;
Stone Por (hooking), 7:55; Arsene Por (delay of
game), 7:59; Hextall Por (slashing), 8:37.
2nd Period-4, Portland, Eckford 1 (Pouliot, Stone),
12:38 (PP). Penalties-Jancevski Adk (double minor
- high-sticking), 11:06; Arsene Por (delay of
3rd Period-5, Portland, Miele 5 (Beaudoin, Arsene),
5:57. 6, Portland, Szwarz 1 (Miele), 12:59. Penalties-Hollweg
Por (charging), 0:26; Bartulis Adk (holding),
7:30; Marshall Adk (roughing), 8:48; Pouliot Por
(roughing), 8:48; Summers Por (holding), 10:36;
Sestito Adk (roughing), 13:50; Bartulis Adk (tripping),
14:58; Sestito Adk (misconduct), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 12-8-4-24. Portland
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 2 / 6; Portland
1 / 7.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 6-4-0 (30 shots-26
saves). Portland, McElhinney 2-6-0 (7 shots-5
saves); Cheverie 1-0-0 (17 shots-17 saves).
Referees-Ryan Hersey (46), Graham Skilliter (48).
Linesmen-Matt MacPherson (83), Jeremy Lovett (78).