For the last 51 minutes
of Saturday night's game in Norfolk, the Phantoms
and Admirals were even-steven 3-3 on the scoreboard.
But it was the opening nine minutes of the game
that made the difference as the Admirals took
advantage of five early power plays in racing
out to the initial 4-0 advantage and then hanging
on from there for the win.
Tyler Brown (6th), Jon Kalinski (9th) and Brandon
Manning (3rd) all scored for Adirondack in the
setback. Cory Conacher led the way for Norfolk
with his league-leading 26th and 27th goals of
the season, both in the first period.
Norfolk showed how they have become one of the
highest scoring teams in the league when Cullen
Eddy received a five-minute major and game misconduct
early in the game. The Admirals scored three power
play goals in the course of that major penalty
including two 5-on-3 tallies as they built the
early 4-0 lead.
Tyler Brown made it 4-1 on a nice assist by Garrett
Klotz who was playing this weekend for the first
time in almost two months. It was still 4-1 at
the end of two periods with the Phantoms hoping
to add another and close the gap further.
Norfolk would score early in the third but the
Phantoms would get it back quickly on a terrific
tip-in goal off the backhand by Brandon Manning
who blasted a slapshot well off the mark on the
short-side to freeze the goalie Dustin Tokarski
and set up Kalinski for his ninth of the year.
Still trailing 5-2, the Admirals would light the
lamp again, and once again the Phantoms would
quickly answer to make it a three-goal game again.
With Brandon Manning blasting it home from the
point on the power play with 5:30 remaining to
make the score 6-3.
Norfolk's Tyler Johnson would slam in the final
goal of the night for one of the highest scoring
teams in the AHL.
Adirondack is now 2-3-1 against Norfolk this year.
This three game road-trip concludes with a Tuesday
night Valentine's encounter at the Toronto Marlies
and then Adirondack's next home game is Friday
night against Manchester in a key Eastern Conference
matchup on a $2 draft-beer special night at the
Glens Falls Civic Center.
Scratches for the game included Eric Wellwood,
Andrew Rowe, Matt Walker and Shane Harper.
Tuesday, February 14, 7::00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Toronto Marlies
Friday, February 17, 7:00 - Manchester Monarchs
at Adirondack Phantoms. $2 draft beer specials.
Adirondack Red Wings legend Glenn Markosky to
drop ceremonial first puck.
Saturday, February 18, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 - Adirondack Phantoms
at Manchester Monarchs
Monday, February 20, 7:00 - Phantoms Power Hour
LIVE from McGinny's. Player guests TBA.
Sunday, February 26, 3:00 - Syracuse Crunch at
Adirondack Phantoms. Phantoms Poster Giveaway
for first 3,000 fans courtesy of Glens Falls Printing.
Post-Game Autograph Session with the Phantoms
players. Sunday Family 3-Pack ($39 for 3 tickets,
3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 large popcorn and 1 program).
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Adirondack Phantoms 3 at Norfolk Admirals 7 -
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - Norfolk Scope
Adirondack 0 1 2 - 3
Norfolk 4 0 3 - 7
1st Period-1, Norfolk, Panik 11 (Palat, Johnson),
2:48. 2, Norfolk, Kostka 7 (Barberio, Palat),
4:36 (PP). 3, Norfolk, Conacher 26 (Barberio,
Panik), 5:07 (PP). 4, Norfolk, Conacher 27 (Smith,
Johnson), 8:20 (PP). Penalties-Klotz Adk (elbowing,
fighting), 0:31; Labrie Nor (fighting), 0:31;
Lauridsen Adk (interference, fighting), 3:53;
Cote Nor (fighting), 3:53; Eddy Adk (major - elbowing,
game misconduct - elbowing), 4:03; Manning Adk
(cross-checking), 7:54; Jancevski Adk (fighting),
10:18; Panik Nor (boarding, fighting), 10:18;
Gudas Nor (holding), 15:48.
2nd Period-5, Adirondack, Brown 6 (Klotz, Kessel),
4:23. Penalties-served by Akeson Adk (bench minor
- too many men), 8:10; Angelidis Nor (hooking),
3rd Period-6, Norfolk, Angelidis 11 (Picard,
Cote), 3:31. 7, Adirondack, Kalinski 9 (Manning,
Akeson), 4:02. 8, Norfolk, Smith 19 (Labrie, Ashton),
13:23. 9, Adirondack, Manning 3 (Kessel, Ford),
14:38 (PP). 10, Norfolk, Johnson 16 (Fornataro,
Devos), 17:36. Penalties-served by Fornataro Nor
(bench minor - too many men), 9:22; Gudas Nor
(unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:34.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 8-11-6-25. Norfolk 25-12-11-48.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 5; Norfolk
3 / 6.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 15-19-0 (48 shots-41
saves). Norfolk, Tokarski 21-11-0 (25 shots-22
Referees-Jeff Smith (49).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Tom George (61).