The Phantoms traveled down the Northway for another
Time Warner Cable Cup rivalry game with the Albany
Devils Saturday night but were unable to break
talented rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid as they took
a 3-0 loss. Adirondack blasted 30 shots onto Kinkaid
who made several tremendous saves in keeping the
Phantoms out of the net.
The game was only the second time this year the
Phantoms have been shutout this season with the
first coming on December 6 in a 1-0 overtime loss
The game was much closer than the final score
would show. Adirondack trailed 1-0 for most of
the game before the Devils added a late third
period goal and then tacked on an empty-netter
with just a few seconds remaining.
Albany was able to even the Time Warner Cable
Cup series at three games apiece with the victory.
Both teams have gone unbeaten on their home-ice
in the rivalry.
The Devils were boosted by their largest crowd
of the year, almost 8,200, which included several
Phantoms fans as always is the case when the two
local rivals hook up.
Tom Sestito's older brother scored the opening
goal for Albany who took a 1-0 lead in the second
period. Tim Sestito blasted a one-timer on an
odd-man rush with Chad Wiseman nicely feeding
it to him in the slot.
The Phantoms kept on coming at Kinkaid while mostly
limiting the Devils chances. Over and over he
would come up with the stops while his defense
would sweep out the rebounds.
Peter Harrold would get hold of a long rebound
in the right circle and shoot it through Jason
Bacashihua with five minutes remaining for a 2-0
lead. Adirondack had several opportunities with
their goalie pulled for an extra attacker in the
minutes. Lots of whistles and lots of face-offs
after Kinkaid covers. But eventually the Devils
were able to get it out of there after several
failed tries and Jacob Josephson would seal the
win with 14 seconds left for the final goal.
The Phantoms played without Denis Hamel who was
a surprising scratch from the lineup for undisclosed
reasons. Garrett Klotz and Oliver Lauridsen were
the other scratches.
The Phantoms hit the All-Star break with a chance
to put hockey off their minds for a couple of
days before starting anew when they return to
practice on Wednesday and get going in their next
games on Friday and Saturday.
The team will wait and see what the Flyers want
to do on the other side of the NHL All-Star break.
Harry Zolnierczyk returned to the Phantoms for
the first time since October and played three
games with the team this week. But he may be called
back up to Philadelphia when they resume play.
Ben Holmstrom and Tom Sestito were also sent back
to the Phantoms after their more brief stays with
the big club. It depends on the injury situations
of the various Flyers stars who have been knocked
out of the lineup.
Adirondack's next home games are against Norfolk
and Providence back-to-back. The Saturday, February
4 game vs. the Providence Bruins is Jimmer Fredette
bobblehead night for the first 3,000 fans.
Saturday, January 28, 5:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils
Monday, January 30 - No Phantoms Power Hour Show.
Monday, January 30, 7:00 - AHL All-Star Classic
from Atlantic City. On NHL Network and LookTV-8
in Glens Falls.
Friday, February 3, 7:00 - Norfolk Admirals at
Adirondack Phantoms. $2 draft beers.
Saturday, February 4, 7:00 - Providence Bruins
at Adirondack Phantoms. Jimmer Fredette Bobbleheads
(first 3,000 fans)
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Adirondack Phantoms 0 at Albany Devils 3 - Status:
In Progress (0:00 remaining in 3rd)
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - Times Union Center
Adirondack 0 0 0 - 0
Albany 0 1 2 - 3
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Bernier Alb
(delay of game), 4:20; Manning Adk (hooking),
2nd Period-1, Albany, Sestito 4 (Wiseman, Kinkaid),
6:00. Penalties-Zalewski Alb (boarding), 8:04;
Banwell Alb (charging), 17:04; Roe Adk (holding),
19:43; Marshall Adk (roughing), 20:00; Whitney
Alb (roughing), 20:00.
3rd Period-2, Albany, Harrold 2 (Veilleux, Zalewski),
15:04. 3, Albany, Josefson 2 (Wiseman, Gionta),
19:46 (EN). Penalties-Zalewski Alb (roughing),
9:24; Brown Adk (roughing), 10:00; Urbom Alb (unsportsmanlike
conduct), 10:00; Zajac Alb (roughing), 10:00;
Sestito Adk (cross-checking), 10:44; Sestito Adk
(roughing, roughing), 19:46.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 7-12-11-30. Albany 5-10-5-20.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 6; Albany
0 / 3.
Goalies-Adirondack, Bacashihua 7-5-1 (19 shots-17
saves). Albany, Kinkaid 10-11-1 (30 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Chris Brown (86).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Marty Demers (79).