Friday, February 15 (7:00) - Albany Devils at
Saturday, February 16 (7:00) - Worcester Sharks
at Adirondack Phantoms
Sunday, February 17 (3:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Springfield Falcons
Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Danny Syvret 3 21 24
Jason Akeson 7 17 24
Harry Zolnericzyk 9 8 17
Goalies W-L-OTL GAASVS
Scott Munroe 10-11-0 2.58 .917
Brian Boucher 2-2-0 2.71 .908
Cal Heeter 7-11-0 2.97 .906
February Home Game Promotions
Friday, February 15 vs. Albany -
Time Warner Cable Cup Rivalry Game. $2 Draft Beer
Saturday, February 16 vs. Worcester
- Dax Bobbleheads (first 2,500 fans)
Sunday, February 24 (5:00) vs. Binghamton
- Dax's Birthday. Dax Jerseys plus
post-game jersey auction. Plus, another Sunday
Family Fun Pack = 3 tickets, 3 sodas, 3 hot dogs,
1 popcorn, 1 program all for only $43.
Call the Phantoms for tickets and Sunday Family
Fun Packs at 518-480-3355.
Adirondack faces another three-in-three weekend
with a couple home games on Friday and Saturday
followed by a road-game on Sunday at 3:00.
First, it's the Time Warner Cable Cup rival Albany
Devils coming to town Friday night at 7:00 for
the 8th out of 12 meetings this year between the
two Northway foes. Also $2 Draft Beer Specials.
Then it's Dax Bobblehead Night on Saturday as
the Phantoms take on the Worcester Sharks. The
mini-statuettes of everyone's favorite giant orange
beaver mascot will be given away Saturday night
to the first 2,500 fans in attendance.
Call the Phantoms for tickets for both of these
home games at 518-480-3355.
Sunday afternoon, the Phantoms have a tough challenge
in store as they play the top team in the league,
the Springfield Falcons.
Valentine's Deliveries by Dax!
Have a giant orange beaver mascot deliver flowers
and Phantoms tickets to your loved one. Call today!
Time and Tye McGinn...Again!
Tye McGinn is certainly having a successful stay
up ni the NHL with the Flyers. He has scored goals
in back-to-back games this week on Monday and
Tuesday nights at Toronto and Winnipeg. And it
Tuesday's game he also got in another impressive
scrap. Check it out here:
Veteran goalie Brian Boucher was recalled by the
Philadelphia Flyers this week. His call-up on
Saturday was the result of an injury to Michael
Leighton. Cal Heeter was summoned from Trenton
to take his place on the roster with the Phantoms
but, of course, had been with the Phantoms for
most of the season.
Harry Zolnierczyk was recalled by the Philadelphia
Flyers on Tuesday and played his first NHL game
of the season that night at Winnipeg. "Harry
Z" played in 37 games with the Flyers last
year and had three goals. This season with Adirondack
he has nine goals and eight assists.
Robin Lehner and Brian Boucher engaged in an impressive
goalie-duel in a battle of youth vs. experience.
The 21-year-old Senators' prospect, Lehner, won
out over the 36-year-old veteran Boucher.
It was really a 1-0 game that Binghamton was finally
able to put away late with a power play goal at
the end followed by a long empty-netter. For the
duration of the third period, the Phantoms kept
charging at Lehner and challenging the Swedish
netminder only be turned away each time they tried
to even the score.
Early in the second period with the score still
0-0 came a quick two-goal swing. Rob Bordson would
be denied point-blank on his chance to give Adirondack
the first goal and then the speedy Binghamton
team rushed back the other and Corey Cowick converted
in front to make it 1-0 for the Senators instead.
Boucher was terrific in allowing just the two
goals all game and keeping the Phantoms in the
game. Similarly, Robin Lehner showed why he is
considered perhaps the top goalie in the AHL with
his 29-save shutout to improve his league-leading
saves percentage to almost .950.
Zack FitzGerald had a terrific game despite the
losing final score at Syracuse. The well-known
and immensely-popular tough guy engaged in two
fights with Eric Nielson AND also scored his first
goal of the season on a breakaway. For "Fitzy"
it was just his 11th career goal in 8 AHL seasons.
David Laliberte scored on a breakaway as well,
shortly after FitzGerald's second fight, and the
Phantoms rallied from a 2-0 deficit to the the
game at 2-2. Adirondack played extremely well
in the second period in their comeback and seemed
to rally off the spark provided by FitzGerald's
But with 11 minutes remaining in the third period,
Rickard Panik would have a friendly bounce of
a blocked shot come right back to his stick to
convert on his team-leading 21st goal of the season.
And a sharp-angle deflection late by Brett Connolly
would conclude the scoring.
Adirondack enjoyed their largest margin of victory
this season as 5 different players scored 6 goals
which included 3 defensemen getting into the act.
David Laliberte led the way with his 9th career
AHL multi-goal game and his 1st in Glens Falls.
Matt Mangene, Jeff Dimmen, Cullen Eddy and Erik
Gustafsson all scored too.
Scott Munroe had the best performance of the game
though with 42 saves as he fell just 1:22 shy
of his second shutout of the season before Tyler
Johnson would finally get Syracuse on the board
with a late power-play goal.
In the first period, Munroe had to dive across
on a rebound that squirted over to the other side
and somehow he was able to lay his stick out and
deny Syracuse captain Mike Angeledis on the back-door
to keep the Phantoms ahead 1-0 at the time.
Jason Akeson weaved and circled and dangled around
three different Syracuse defenders with an amazing
series of moves to set up Laliberte on the back-door
for the team's last goal of the game and perhaps
the most impressive.
Adirondack finished the season series vs. Syracuse
with a 4-4-0 record.
Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the
Week - David Laliberte
David Laliberte is the Saratoga Spine Player of
With his parents in the stands cheering him on,
the Quebec native scored two goals Sunday to lead
the attack in the Phantoms' 6-1 win. And he also
had a goal on Friday night on the road to make
it a three-goal weekend.
Laliberte rejoined the Phantoms in January after
recovering from a knee injury suffered last season
in Europe. Laliberte is one of the original Adirondack
Phantoms and scored 18 goals in 2009-10 before
being traded early the next season. He also played
in 11 NHL games that year and scored in his NHL
debut against Michael Leighton who was with Carolina
at the time. Laliberte had a career-high 28 goals
in 2008-09 for the Philadelphia Phantoms.
The 26-year-old Laliberte says he is extremely
happy to be back with the Phantoms and the Flyers
organization and looks forward to trying to make
it back to the NHL.
Key Team Stats
The Phantoms are...
- 18-4-1 with tied or leading after two periods.
(8-1-0 if leading. 10-3-1 if tied)
- 8-1-0 when leading after one period.
- 14-2-2 when they score 3 or more goals
- 2-2 in overtimes and are 4-2 in shootouts for
a combined 6-3 in games decided after regulation.
- 9 of the Phantoms wins have come when they have
held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.
Albany Devils, 20-16-9 (New Jersey
Devils have won 3 straight...all last weekend.
Albany leads the season series over Adirondack
6 games to 2.
Last meeting, January 28 at Albany: Devils 5 -
Record - 20-16-9
Division - 3rd place (Northeast Division)
Head Coach - Rick Kowalsky (3rd season)
Home Arena - Times Union Center
Offense - 2.7, 18th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.7, 14th
Power Play - 11.8%, 28th
Penalty Kill - 84.8%, 10th
Matt Anderson - 10-18-28. Leading scorer. Named
CCM/AHL Player of Week last week with 3 goals,
Joe Whitney - 12-14-26
Steve Zalewski - 7-17-24
Andrei Loktionov - 7-15-22. Just acquired from
Los Angeles Kings organization.
Keith Kinkaid - 16-9-4, 2.49, .913. 2nd year
goalie out of Union College.
Worcester Sharks, 22-18-6 (San Jose
Adirondack leads season series 1-0.
This is Worcester's only trip to Glens Falls this
Last meeting, Jan 19: Adirondack 2 - Worcester
Division - 3rd place (Atlantic Division)
Arena - DCU Center
Head Coach - Roy Sommer (16th Season)
Offense - 2.5, 22nd
Defense - 2.8, 16th
Power Play - 16.6%, 14th
Penalty Kill - 82.5%, 18th
Head Coach Roy Sommer - The longest tenured coach
in the AHL became just the 4th in AHL history
to reach the AHL plateau on January 14, 2011.
He is also one of only four coaches to reach 500
wins which he hit on February 11, 2012 (trailing
former Phantoms coach John Paddock who is third
with 589 wins).
Tim Kennedy - 13-24-37
Bracken Kearns - 12-14-26
Jon Matsumoto - 10-14-24. Led Phantoms in goals
in 2009-10 with 30
Harri Sateri - 10-9-2, 2.51, .914
Springfield Falcons, 28-11-6 (Columbus
Springfield has won 2 straight and also 8 of
First place in Eastern Conference. Best win percentage
This is Game 2 of 6 in season series between Phantoms
Last meeting, Oct 14 at SPR: Springfield 4 - Adirondack
Division - 1st place (Northeast Division)
Arena - Mass Mutual Center
Head Coach - Brad Larsen (1st season)
Offense - 3.4, 2nd (out of 30)
Defense - 2.4, 3rd
Power Play - 21.6%, 2nd
Penalty Kill - 85.2%, 7th
The Falcons have one of the highest scoring teams
as well as top defenses in the AHL. A solid recipe
to have the top winning percentage in the league
as they look to bust into the playoffs for the
first time in several years.
Young head coach Brad Larsen played for the Portland
Pirates in 2009-10 before retiring to advance
into coaching and is an early candidate for AHL
Coach of the Year honors in his first season at
the helm. He also played several seasons for the
Colorado Avalanche and Hershey Bears as well as
Atlanta and the Chicago Wolves.
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault - 16-29-45
Nick Drazenovic - 15-29-44
Ryan Craig - 14-20-34
Curtis McElhinney - 20-7-2, 2.22, .928, 7 shutouts
to lead the AHL and set all-time Springfield Falcons
Appearing at Our Games -
Be sure to support these groups and community
efforts at upcoming Adirondack Phantoms home games.
Look for their presence in the front lobby or
February 15 - South High Marathon Dance. Last
year the kids at South High raised over $400,000
Also, Sandy Hook Elementary First Responders Fundraiser
February 16 - Blondes vs. Brunettes Alzheimer's
Association Fundraiser with an intermission tackle
football game on ice! Proceeds to benefit Alzheimer's
New York Chapter
February 24 - Northshore Mites (of Manchester,
VT) Youth Hockey Fundraiser...Also appearing with
players post-game for jersey auction.
March 3 - Love Your Library Day supporting Crandall
Library of Glens Falls.
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
Monday, February 18 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE on Q101.7. With Scott
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and
Sunday Family Fun Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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