Although it didn't come easy, the Phantoms' 4-3
overtime win over the Devils couldn't have come
in more dramatic fashion. After Albany erased
a two-goal Adirondack lead late in the third period,
Jon Kalinski scored 1:01 into overtime to lift
the Phantoms to the exciting win in front of a
jam-packed crowd of 4,746 at the Glens Falls Civic
Center. The Standing Room Only turnout was the
largest for a Phantoms home game in two years
and created an electric atmosphere inside the
Defensemen Cullen Eddy and Dan Jancevski started
the sequence which led to Kalinski's goal. After
taking a pass from Jancevski, Eddy carried the
puck behind the net and sent a pass into the slot
which Kalinski rifled through Keith Kinkaid for
The goal was one of two for Kalinski. His first
goal came on a shorthanded breakaway, which gave
the Phantoms a 2-1 lead early in the third period.
"He (Kalinski) blocked a lot of shots and
played a good team game. It was nice to see him
get rewarded, offensively," said Phantoms
Head Coach Joe Paterson.
In addition to getting a shorthanded goal, the
Phantoms penalty-killing unit killed off all eight
of the Devils' chances.
"I thought our penalty killers did a great
job. It was a big reason we won the game tonight.
His (Kalinski) shorthanded goal was just the icing
on the cake," added Paterson.
Brayden Schenn used a laser beam of a wrist shot
to score over Keith Kincaid's shoulder three minutes
after Kalinski's shorthanded goal, giving Adirondack
a 3-1 lead early in the third period.
Schenn, who returned to the lineup on Thursday
after missing a month with a broken foot, now
has six goals and six assists over seven games
in a Phantoms uniform.
However, Joe Whitney and Nick Palmieri each scored
in the third period's final six minutes, pushing
the game into overtime and earning the Devils
a valuable standings point. The point helped the
Devils maintain a slight edge in the Time Warner
Cable Cup series. Albany used a 5-2 win on October
22 to take the lead in the series. The Phantoms
and Devils are due to meet eight more times this
season, with the season-series champion to be
awarded with the annual trophy. The Phantoms took
the trophy last season by narrowly edging out
the Devils, 14 head-to-head points to 13.
The Devils' comeback was their second of the night.
Garrett Roe scored the game's first goal less
than a minute into the first period, giving the
Phantoms an early 1-0 advantage.
Stephane Veilleux knotted the score for Albany
by using a deflection to score past Leighton,
39 seconds into the second period.
Although the Devils twice erased deficits; Michael
Leighton was absolutely spectacular for the second
straight night. Leighton stopped 32-of-35 Devils
shots on Saturday, a night after making a season-high
43 saves against the Falcons.
Rookie Keith Kinkaid out of Union College allowed
four goals on 30 shots and was the losing goalie.
"They put on a lot of pressure, especially
late in the game. It was our third game in three
nights and Leighton was good for us yet again,"
Improving his personal record to 8-5-0, Leighton
boosted the Phantoms' overall record to 11-7-1.
Adirondack is 6-2-1 at home and an incredible
17-3-5 at the Glens Falls Civic Center since last
"It was a good weekend for us. It didn't
start good for us in Binghamton, but coming back
and getting two wins made it a great weekend for
us," said Joe Paterson.
By virtue of their 2-0 weekend homestand, the
Phantoms sit second in the Norheast Division with
23 points, just two behind first place Connecticut.
Dropping to 9-7-3, the Devils use their point
jump into fourth in the Northast Division. Adirondack
finishes its three-game homestand by hosting the
Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
The Devils had a 35-30 shots advantage. Adirondack
was 0-of-5 on the power play and scored a shorthanded
goal. Albany was 0-of-8.
The Phantoms' scratches were Johan Backlund,
Luke Pither and Eric Wellwood. Kevin Marshall
was also not in the lineup, after getting called
up to the Flyers late on Friday. Marshall played
7:40 for Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon against
the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Monday, November 28, 7:00 - Phantoms Power Hour
LIVE from McGinny's Tavern airing on Q101.7. Free
tickets and t-shirts for fans in attendance. Special
guests, #7 Oliver Lauridsen and #12 Garrett Klotz
as well as Tim McManus of the Post-Star.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 - Syracuse Crunch
at Phantoms. $1 Hot Dogs. Free tickets with lightly
used coat donation to Phantoms office this week.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 - Phantoms at Norfolk
Saturday, December 3, 7:15 - Phantoms at Norfolk
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 - Phantoms at Hamilton
Phantoms Holiday Socks are on sale now. $49 package
for 4 tickets to a premium Phantoms game, an autographed
puck, a program, all in a game-worn Phantoms hockey
sock. $59 for an autographed stick with the 4
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Albany Devils 3 at Adirondack Phantoms 4 (OT)
- Status: Final OT
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic
Albany 0 1 2 0 - 3
Adirondack 1 0 2 1 - 4
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Roe 2 (Kessel, Bartulis),
0:55. Penalties-Zajac Alb (fighting), 0:06; Holmstrom
Adk (fighting), 0:06; Kinkaid Alb (unsportsmanlike
conduct), 0:55; Anderson Alb (hooking), 1:20;
Eddy Adk (roughing), 6:17; Palmieri Alb (tripping),
11:12; Harrold Alb (boarding), 11:29; Walker Adk
(slashing), 14:27; Kalinski Adk (delay of game),
2nd Period-2, Albany, Veilleux 1 (Harrold, Anderson),
0:39. Penalties-Jancevski Adk (cross-checking),
7:18; served by Akeson Adk (bench minor - too
many men), 12:39; Urbom Alb (holding), 15:14.
3rd Period-3, Adirondack, Kalinski 3 3:35 (SH).
4, Adirondack, Schenn 6 (Jancevski, Roe), 6:54.
5, Albany, Whitney 6 (Perkovich, Wiseman), 14:31.
6, Albany, Palmieri 1 (Harrold, Zalewski), 17:28.
Penalties-Roe Adk (slashing), 3:19; Eddy Adk (hooking),
9:52; Zajac Alb (fighting), 12:25; Walker Adk
(slashing, fighting), 12:25.
OT Period-7, Adirondack, Kalinski 4 (Eddy, Jancevski),
1:01. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Albany 9-11-13-2-35. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Albany 0 / 8; Adirondack
0 / 5.
Goalies-Albany, Kinkaid 5-4-0 (29 shots-25 saves).
Adirondack, Leighton 8-5-0 (35 shots-32 saves).
Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Frank Murphy (29).