Jeff Dimmen scored with 5:22 remaining in regulation
to help the Adirondack Phantoms earn a road standings
point at Providence Sunday evening in the finale
of the team's 3-in-3 weekend. Kyle MacKinnon would
notch the game-winner in overtime for the Bruins
in the 3-2 decision.
Spectacular play from goalie Scott Munroe kept
the Phantoms within range for Dimmen to get the
power-play equalizer on the rebound of a Jason
Akeson power-play shot. The Bruins blasted away
in the first two periods and held a 38-13 advantage
in shots late in the second period but Munroe
denied multiple close-range chances as he stole
the show and kept the Phantoms deficit at only
2-1 after two.
It was the first overtime or shootout loss of
the season for the Phantoms as they finished the
weekend at even .500 at 1-1-1.
Jamie Tardiff scored two goals for Providence,
his ninth and tenth of the year. Tye McGinn scored
the other goal of the evening for the Phantoms.
Adirondack played into overtime for the second
game in a row after having done so only once in
their first 21 games. The Phantoms won in a shootout
on Saturday night at home over Syracuse 4-3. This
was the first Phantoms game to go to overtime
against a team other than Syracuse. Adirondack's
record moved to 10-12-1 while the surging Bruins
improved to 12-8-2 overall and 5-0-1 in the last
six as they completed a perfect 3-for-3 weekend.
Jamie Tardiff raced up the right-wing on a quick
2-on-1 rush and took the shot himself over the
glove of Munroe late in the first period to give
the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
Tye McGinn connected with Erik Gustafsson on a
give-and-go during a 2-on-1 rush of their own.
McGinn's second of the weekend and eighth of the
season tied the score at 1-1.
Tardiff would score again after Munroe had slid
to his right to make another show-stopping save,
this time on Ryan Spooner's big one-timer from
the right circle. But somehow the puck was still
alive and Tardiff banged in his second of the
Providence kept coming with more tries but Munroe
kept denying them with several quick moves. His
left leg was especially active on many of the
Going the other way, Harry Zolnierczyk and Shane
Harper both had breakaway chances in the second
period. Zolnierczyk's was especially promising
as he was all alone with nobody with him at all.
It appeared that Svedberg just got a piece of
the speedy forward's attempt to go upstairs and
the Bruins goalie barely glanced it upstairs.
Adirondack received back-to-back power plays late
in the third and capitalized on the second one
with Jason Akeson's shot from the right circle
coming right out to Jeff Dimmen cutting in from
the other side to fire home the long rebound.
Dimmen had three goals last year with the Calder
Cup Champion Norfolk Admirals. He had missed the
last month with injury before returning to action
for all three games this weekend.
Providence had a power play of their own with
a chance to win with three minutes left in regulation
but Adirondack's defense had stabilized by then
and killed it off.
Zac Rinaldo almost won the game in the closing
minute of the third after Sean Couturier won the
puck in the corner. He carrier the puck out quickly
but was denied on his wrap-around try by Bruins'
goalie Niklad Svedberg.
Chris Bourque helped dig the puck out of the corner
early in the overtime for the Bruins and found
an open MacKinnon in the slot who fired home the
game-winner 1:10 into the overtime.
Adirondack was without Ben Holmstrom who missed
the game with a lower body injury. Other scratches
included Marc-Andre Bourdon, Oliver Lauridsen,
Mike Testwuide, and Matt Ford.
Zack FitzGerald joined the Phantoms lineup and
played as a forward for the second time this season
even joining a line with Brayden Schenn and Jason
Akeson on a couple of occasions. FitzGerald had
a couple of early shots on goal, one of which
might have hit the outside of the post.
The game was the only visit for the Phantoms to
Providence this year.
Adirondack was well-represented with fans coming
down on the Phantoms Fun Bus and the vocal contingent
cheered for the visiting team throughout and even
got the "Let's Go Phantoms" chant going.
The Phantoms are back home next weekend beginning
with a Friday rematch against Syracuse it what
is certainly anticipated to be another exciting
battle. Friday's game is Teddy Bear Toss night
with fans getting to throw their Teddy Bear donations
onto the ice after Adirondack scores their first
goal with all the donations going to benefit the
Greater Glens Falls Salvation Army. Saturday's
weekend finale is against the Manchester Monarchs,
AHL affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion Los
Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Providence Bruins 3 (OT)
- Status: Final OT
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - Dunkin' Donuts Center
Adirondack 0 1 1 0 - 2
Providence 1 1 0 1 - 3
1st Period-1, Providence, Tardif 9 15:13. Penalties-Akeson
Adk (high-sticking), 4:29; Brown Adk (high-sticking),
9:45; Cohen Pro (interference), 15:43; Eddy Adk
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, McGinn 8 (Gustafsson,
Schenn), 1:34. 3, Providence, Tardif 10 (Spooner,
Bourque), 14:51 (PP). Penalties-FitzGerald Adk
(roughing), 12:46; Robins Pro (roughing), 12:46;
Manning Adk (slashing), 14:09; Cross Pro (cross-checking),
3rd Period-4, Adirondack, Dimmen 1 (McGinn, Akeson),
14:38 (PP). Penalties-Trotman Pro (delay of game),
9:46; Florek Pro (holding), 13:57; Couturier Adk
OT Period-5, Providence, MacKinnon 3 (Bartkowski,
Bourque), 1:10. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 7-6-12-1-26. Providence
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 4; Providence
1 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Munroe 7-6-0 (47 shots-44
saves). Providence, Svedberg 10-4-1 (26 shots-24
Referees-Jean Hebert (43).
Linesmen-Brian MacDonald (72), Todd Whittemore
Monday, December 11 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7 at 7:00 PM
with player guests Erik Gustafsson and Oliver
Friday, December 14 (7:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Annual
Teddy Bear Toss Night to benefit the Salvation
Army. Bring your Teddy Bear donation and throw
it on the ice after the Phantoms score their first
goal. It will be raining Teddy Bears inside the
Saturday, December 15 (7:00) -
Manchester Monarchs at Adirondack Phantoms. Boy
Scouts Night. Pregame Pasta Buffet ($12)
Wednesday, December 19 (7:00) -
St. John's IceCaps at Adirondack Phantoms. Pucks
and Paws. Bring your dog to the game! Also $1
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