It was the veteran goalie against the hot prospect
at the Glens Falls Civic Center Wednesday night.
And 21-year-old Robin Lehner of the Binghamton
Senators strengthened his hold as perhaps the
top goaltender in the AHL right now with a 29-save
shutout of the Adirondack Phantoms in a 3-0 final.
It was really a 1-0 game that Binghamton was finally
able to put away late via a goal with two minutes
remaining and then an empty-netter. But for the
duration of the third-period, the Phantoms kept
on charging at Lehner over and over including
three straight power plays to begin the third
yet somehow were denied every time trying to find
the back of the net. Lehner raised his goals-against
average to almost .950 with the victory.
36-year-old Brian Boucher played extremely well
in what was essentially a 1-0 contest. In the
first period with the score still 0-0, he found
himself without a stick and down in the crease
but somehow was able to rise to his skates and
cover space and eventually end up with a save
on a blast that appeared and sounded as though
it went off his helmet or mask.
In the second period, Harry Zolnierczyk found
Rob Bordson barging down the slot on an early
rush but Lehner flashed his left-leg for one of
his best saves of the night. Just moments later,
the speedy Senators sailed swiftly into the zone
and found an open Corey Cowick in the crease who
was able to capitalize for his seventh of the
year. It was essentially a two-goal swing in just
seconds as the game went from an apparent and
near-probably 1-0 advantage for Adirondack and
instead turned into a 1-0 lead for Binghamton.
Adirondack gained momentum by the end of the second
period after surviving a flurry of Binghamton
shots. And after several more close-calls for
the Phantoms they would carry a power play into
the beginning of the third. The Phantoms would
even get two more power plays after that. No luck
though. And with 10:00 remaining in the game and
after the three straight man-advantages, the Phantoms
still found themselves down 1-0.
The Phantoms got tagged for a late tripping penalty
giving Binghamton a power play with three minutes
to go and Danny New blasted his first AHL goal
on a one-timer from the left-ring with 2:01 left
to mostly seal the victory. A long and fortunate
empty-netter from deep in the Binghamton zone
by Eric Lebda would conclude the scoring.
The Wednesday night contingent enjoyed $1 Hot
Dog Night at the Glens Falls Civic Center and
were encouraged at the second intermission to
make it to 1,000 hot dogs in the game. At the
time, the total was 750. Fans around the building
were able to summon the ability to enjoy one more
to contribute to the cause and by about 5:00 left
in the game, the announcement was officially made
that the crowd had indeed reached 1,000 hot dogs.
Congrats on your spectacular achievement, fans!
Phantoms scratches for the game included Mike
Testwuide, Matthew Ford, Zack FitzGerald, Garrett
Roe and Jeff Dimmen.
The Phantoms are scheduled to play next at the
Syracuse Crunch on Friday night. However, due
to the big impending snow-storm that day, games
have already been postponed for Friday in Springfield
and Providence. Adirondack's game that night at
Syracuse is still on as scheduled.
Adirondack is back at home on Sunday at 3:00 against
Syracuse again on Family Fun Pack Day. 3 tickets,
3 sodas, 3 hot dogs, 1 popcorn and 1 program all
for $43. Plus a post-game skate with the players
presented by Glens Falls Hospital. Call the Phantoms
for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Binghamton Senators 3 at Adirondack Phantoms
0 - Status: Final
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Glens Falls Civic
Binghamton 0 1 2 - 3
Adirondack 0 0 0 - 0
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Jessiman Bng
(interference), 1:37; Sim Adk (cross-checking),
11:12; Pageau Bng (high-sticking), 15:30; Slater
Adk (delay of game - faceoff violation), 18:48.
2nd Period-1, Binghamton, Cowick 7 (Gazley, Pageau),
1:05. Penalties-Slater Adk (holding the stick),
3:38; Dziurzynski Bng (interference), 5:43; Harper
Adk (tripping), 6:23; Eddy Adk (slashing), 16:19;
Syvret Adk (tripping), 17:03; Eckford Bng (roughing),
19:45; Kramer Bng (fighting), 19:45; Manning Adk
3rd Period-2, Binghamton, New 1 (Schneider, Gryba),
17:59 (PP). 3, Binghamton, Lebda 1 18:24 (EN).
Penalties-Gryba Bng (high-sticking), 2:24; Jessiman
Bng (roughing), 7:20; Wideman Bng (fighting),
15:23; Bordson Adk (fighting), 15:23; Konan Adk
Shots on Goal-Binghamton 11-12-5-28. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Binghamton 1 / 7; Adirondack
0 / 6.
Goalies-Binghamton, Lehner 17-7-1 (29 shots-29
saves). Adirondack, Boucher 2-3-0 (27 shots-25
Referees-Terry Koharski (10), Mark Lemelin (41).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Frank Murphy (29).
Wednesday, February 6 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. $1
Friday, February 8 (7:30) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Sunday, February 10 (3:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms. Sunday
Family Fun Pack - Exceptional Value! Post-Game
Skate with the Phantoms presented by Glens Falls
Monday, February 11 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. With special
guests Jon Sim and David Laliberte.
Thursday, February 14 (All Day) -
Valentine's Day Deliveries by Dax all throughout
Friday, February 15 (7:00) - Albany
Devils at Adirondack Phantoms. $2 Draft Beer Specials.
Saturday, February 16 (7:00) -
Worcester Sharks at Adirondack Phantoms. Dax Bobbleheads
(first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, February 17 (3:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Springfield Falcons
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and
Sunday Family Fun Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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