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Phantoms Weekly - Dax's Birthday Plus Annual Philly Game
February 20, 2013

This Week's Games

Friday, February 22 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia)
Saturday, February 24 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Sunday, February 25 (5:00) - Binghamton Senators

Last Week's Scores

Friday, February 15 - Adirondack Phantoms 4 - Albany Devils 2
Friday, February 16 - Worcester Sharks 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2
Sunday, February 17 - Suspended in 2nd period: Adirondack 2 - Springfield 1

Top Scorers Goals Assists Points
Brayden Schenn 13 20 33
Sean Couturier 10 18 28
Danny Syvret 4 21 25
Jason Akeson 7 18 25
Erik Gustafsson 4 14 18

Goalies W-L-SOL GAA SVS
Scott Munroe 11-12-0 2.57 .918
Brian Boucher 2-2-0 2.71 .908
Cal Heeter 7-11-1 2.93 .908

Upcoming

The Phantoms have their annual Philadelphia game this week, will wear special jerseys on Dax's birthday, and have a trip to Chocolate-Town in-between.

The weekend begins with a Friday night game at Wells-Fargo Center against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the team's annual trip to Philadelphia. The game in the big NHL atmosphere is already sold-out.

Saturday night, the Phantoms are at the Hershey Bears for the first time this year.

And Sunday at 5:00, Adirondack returns to Glens Falls against the Binghamton Senators on Dax's Big Birthday Bash.


Injured Player in Springfield Game

The Phantoms' game on Sunday evening took a frightening and somber tone in the second period when Springfield forward Wade MacLeod suffered a seizure on the ice in the second period. The two teams had players who were quite rattled by the scary situation and the decision was made to suspend the game at that point.

MacLeod was rushed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield and was alert and stable and in good spirits as he underwent tests. He was released from the hospital the next day. His collapse on the ice came a few seconds after he was checked by Adirondack's Brandon Manning who quickly communicated his thoughts and best wishes via twitter. And then MacLeod thanked Manning as well as all the other players and fans for their outpouring of support while also stating that Manning's hit was not at all out of the ordinary.

The Phantoms are extremely pleased to hear of MacLeod's quick recovery.

The game will be resumed on Friday, March 1 at 6:05 p.m. in Springfield with Adirondack leading Springfield 2-1 with 3:42 remaining in the second period. After the conclusion of that game and then a brief intermission, the two teams will return to the ice to play their regularly scheduled full game.


Dax Jerseys

Sunday evening it's Dax's Big Birthday Bash! The team will switch out their regular Phantoms logo and will sport Dax's face on the front of their jerseys instead. The funny jerseys will be available after the game to fans via a post-game auction. Dax's mascot friends will be there as well for the big celebration!



Valentine's Deliveries by Dax!

Several lucky gals received their Valentine's Day presents delivered personally by a giant, orange, beaver mascot. Thanks for all the fun deliveries, Dax! And also to our sponsor, A Lasting Impression.





Season Ticket Winners

Congratulations to Dannica Campbell from Section F who won a free iPad in the Phantoms' season ticket renewal promotion. Other winners included Michael Carpenter, Lisa Brodt and William McGarr who received a $40 gift from East End Eatery as well as Phantoms merchandise.

Next month, the Phantoms are giving away a flat-screen TV. Renew now for your chance to win!





Phantoms Week in Review

Friday, February 15 - Albany Devils 4 - Adirondack Phantoms 2

It was a scoring-fest early between the Phantoms and the Devils with 4 goals in the first 7 minutes of the game in a 2-2 tie. The next goal would come at the 11:13 mark when Rob Bordson gave the Phantoms a 3-2 lead. And then the one-goal margin would have to hold up for almost the whole rest of the way.

Adirondack survived a second-period barrage of shots and puck possession by Albany and Scott Munroe made several key saves to maintain the lead. Eric Wellwood would eventually seal the victory over their Time Warner Cable Cup rivals with his late empty-netter.

Andrew Johnston's second goal of the season and Brandon Manning's sixth were among the early tallies in the game. Munroe made 31 saves on 33 shots for the victory.



Saturday, February 16 - Worcester Sharks 3 - Adirondack Phantoms 2

Dax Bobblehead Night proved to be a big hit with hundreds of fans lined up outside the doors prior to game-time to receive their mini-statuettes.

Jon Sim had his first goal as an Adirondack Phantom and added an assist on a Garrett Roe goal. But the Worcester Sharks would win a key face-off in the final minutes of the game and rookie Freddie Hamilton would blast home the game-winner with 3:26 remaining in the third period for the 3-2 final.

Former Phantoms standout Jon Matsumoto scored his 11th goal of the season for the Sharks. Matsumoto had 30 goals in 2009-10 with Adirondack.

David Laliberte had an assist on Sim's goal early in the game to extend his point streak to four games.

For Sim, it was his first goal with Adirondack but not his first goal for the Phantoms. The 35-year-old veteran had a combined 45 goals in the regular season and post-season in 2004-05 in helping the Philadelphia Phantoms to a Calder Cup Championship.



Sunday, February 17 - Suspended Game - Adirondack 2 - Springfield 1

Brandon Manning's hit did not appear to be particularly vicious or dangerous which made the severe injury to Wade MacLeod especially surprising. The second-year pro out of Northeastern University went into convulsions and had a seizure while he was skating back to the bench following the check.

The trainers and medical personnel tended to MacLeod for about 12 minutes on the ice before he was taken away via stretcher and rushed to a local hospital.

The players were no longer in a hockey-frame of mind after the frightening situation and eventually both coaches decided to suspend the game to be completed later.

Thankfully, MacLeod quickly recovered and was released from hospital the next day. He also communicated via twitter all of his heart-felt thanks for the players, teams and fans expressing their thoughts and prayers.

Adirondack led 2-1 at the time on goals by Rob Bordson and Danny Syvret. The game will be resumed with 3:42 left in the second period and Springfield about to go on a power play. Adirondack travel to Springfield on Friday, March 1 so the game will simply be completed before the two teams go on to play their regularly scheduled game.


Saratoga Spine Phantoms Player of the Week - Jon Sim

Jon Sim is the Saratoga Spine Player of the Week. The 35-year-old veteran scored his first goal with Adirondack and also recorded an assist last Saturday night against the Worcester Sharks.

Sim also played in his 200th career AHL game last Friday which goes along with 469 NHL games in his career. It was his 101st career goal in the AHL.

Sim scored 35 goals in 2004-05 with the Philadelphia Phantoms on their way to a Calder Cup Championship which also included him scoring 10 more goals in the post-season. His goal last Saturday was his first with the Phantoms since June 10, 2005 when he scored two goals in the Calder Cup Championship clincher vs. the Chicago Wolves.

Sim has played for the New York Islanders, Atlanta Thrashers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and Dallas Stars.


Key Team Stats

The Phantoms are...

- 19-4-1 with tied or leading after two periods. (9-1-0 if leading. 10-3-1 if tied)
- 9-1-0 when leading after one period.
- 15-2-2 when they score 3 or more goals
- 2-2 in overtimes and are 4-2 in shootouts for a combined 6-4 in games decided after regulation.
- 9 of the Phantoms wins have come when they have held the opponents to 0 or 1 goals.



Upcoming Opponents

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 26-22-3 (Pittsburgh Penguins)

The Phantoms and Penguins play in Philadelphia for the annual game at Wells-Fargo Center for the second time in three years. Adirondack won the matchup in 2011 4-2. Eric Wellwood scored a nice shorthanded goal in that game.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will visit Glens Falls on April 5.

Record - 26-22-3
Division - 3rd place (Northeast Division)
Head Coach - John Hynes
Home Arena - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Offense - 2.37, 27th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.35, 2nd
Power Play - 14.0%, 24th
Penalty Kill - 88.3%, 1st

The Penguins play some stingy defense. They allow a league-best 25.2 shots per game and several games limiting their opponents to the teens. They seem to thrive on 1-0 and 2-1 types of games.

Chad Kolarik - 19-24-43. Acquired last month in trade with Rangers organization.
Riley Holzapfel, 16-18-34.
Trevor Smith, 16-16-32. Won Calder Cup with Norfolk last season.
Paul Thompson, 14-8-22, Former Hockey East Player of the Year with University of New Hampshire.

Brad Thiessen, 10-9-1, 2.59, .903, 4 shutouts in January and early February. AHL Goalie of the Month in January. AHL Goalie of the Year in 2010-11.
Jeff Zatkoff, 16-15-0, 2.01, .915. AHL Goalie of the Month in November.


Hershey Bears, 24-20-7 (Washington Capitals)

This is Adirondack's first visit to Giant Center this season. The Phantoms are 1-0 against the Bears this year having won 3-1 on November 24 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Record: 24-20-7
Division - 4th place (East Division)
Arena - Giant Center
Head Coach - Mark French
Offense - 2.53, 23rd (out of 30)
Defense - 2.41, 3rd
Power Play - 17.0%, 13th
Penalty Kill - 84.9%, 9th

Jeff Taffe, 10-32-42. Former WBS and Pittsburgh Penguin leads AHL in assists. AHL veteran since 2002-03.
Jon DiSalvatore, 13-20-33. Another veteran. Over 700 AHL games since 2003-04. Last three seasons with Houston Aeros.
Ryan Potulny, 8-17-25, former Philadelphia Phantom.
Boyd Kane, 11-10-21, another former Philadelphia Phantom.

Former Adirondack Phantoms on the Hershey Bears include Kevin Marshall, Matt Clackson, Jon Kalinski.

Dany Sabourin, 7-8-2, 2.53, .910


Binghamton Senators, 30-15-5 (Ottawa Senators)

Adirondack lost the last meeting in Glens Falls 3-0 on February 6.
The Phantoms won the encounter previous to that on January 11 in a 3-2 shootout win in Binghamton on Danny Syvret's 5th round winner against former Peoria teammate Ben Bishop.

Record: 30-15-5
Division - 2nd place (East Division)
Arena - Broome County Veterans Memorial
Head Coach - Luke Richardson (1st season)
Offense - 3.02, 10th (out of 30)
Defense - 2.50, 6th
Power Play - 13.9%, 25th
Penalty Kill - 86.6%, 3rd

Mike Hoffman, 12-12-24
Hugh Jessiman, 9-13-22. Former Rangers first-round selection.
Corey Cowick, 8-12-20

Robin Lehner, 18-10-2, 2.12, .938. 21-year-old prospect from Sweden has top saves percentage in AHL. Shutout Phantoms 3-0 on February 6.


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 at intermissions.

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.




UPCOMING

Friday, February 22 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Adirondack Phantoms. At Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Saturday, February 23 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears

Sunday, February 24 (5:00) - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. Dax's Big Birthday Bash and Celebration! Dax Jerseys with Post-Game Jersey Auction. Dax's Mascot Friends plus Mascot Hockey. Also: Sunday Family 3-Pack for only $43 - Exceptional Value!

Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and Sunday Family 3-Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355

Monday, February 25 (7:00) - Phantoms Power Hour on Q1017. With special player guests, Jason Akeson and Matt Mangene.

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UPCOMING

Friday, February 22 (7:00) - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Adirondack Phantoms. At Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Saturday, February 23 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears

Sunday, February 24 (5:00) - Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms. Dax's Big Birthday Bash and Celebration! Dax Jerseys with Post-Game Jersey Auction. Dax's Mascot Friends plus Mascot Hockey. Also: Sunday Family 3-Pack for only $43 - Exceptional Value!

Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and Sunday Family Fun Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355


Phantoms Have You Covered
We have all the latest interviews, game-recaps, videos and more. Make sure you're keeping up! Follow the Phantoms and join our online communities on facebook.com/adkhockey and on twitter @phantomshockey. And, of course, check in frequently at our official team website at phantomshockey.com

 

 

 

 

 




 
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