What can Brown do for you? The Phantoms found
out what he can do for them!
Tyler Brown blasted the game-winning goal with
just 4:25 remaining to defeat the Binghamton Senators
3-2 on Friday night. Brown raced up the left-wing
on a long head-man pass by Brandon Manning and
blasted home the winner past B-Sens goalie Nathan
Lawson just 1:30 after Binghamton had rallied
to tie the score.
Garrett Roe and Matt Mangene also scored for the
Phantoms while Brian Boucher turned in a solid
28-save effort for the victory. Manning assisted
on all three Phantoms goals in a very nice game.
Adirondack has points in four of their last five
games now. They had their three-game point streak
snapped at Portland on Wednesday night but the
victory at Binghamton on Friday improves their
record to 3-1-1 in their last five.
Brown is a second-year pro from Wasaga Beach,
Ontario who scored nine goals last year for Adirondack,
eight of which came in the second-half of the
season. He scored 25 goals for the Plymouth Whalers
in the Ontario Hockey League prior to signing
an entry-level contract with the Flyers in March,
This goal was just Brown's third of the season
but it could not have come at a better time.
The game was the third out of seven straight on
the road for the Phantoms which is the the team's
longest sojourn of the season. Binghamton failed
on an opportunity to take over the top position
in the whole league as Adirondack evened their
season record to 3-3-0 against the Senators this
The last two Adirondack victories have come on
late tie-breaking goals. Jason Akeson scored with
just 2:48 left on Saturday night to complete a
hat-trick and a terrific late comeback in a 4-3
win over Connecticut in which Adirondack had trailed
3-1 with just 6:00 remaining.
In this one at Binghamton, the Senators had just
taken momentum with the tying goal less than two
minutes before Brown would come back and Adirondack
back on top for good.
Binghamton got off to a quick start in this one
but were held in check on their first 11 shots
on some terrific saves by Boucher. The Senators
also benefited from potentially costly Adirondack
penalties as the Senators had the game's first
three power plays and were out-shooting the Phantoms
12-3 when Stephane Da Costa would blast home the
game's first tally on a big one-timer from the
Adirondack would go on to dominate in stretches
after that helped in large part to Binghamton's
penalty proclivity. The Phantoms would benefit
from the next eight consecutive power plays through
the second period. They would score back-to-back
goals 14 seconds apart at the end of the first
on a couple of those power plays to take the lead.
Garrett Roe jumped on the rebound of a Brandon
Manning slapshot that was tipped by Tye McGinn.
His first chip-in attempt from the right of the
crease went off the side of the net. But it came
right back to Roe's stick who was able to bury
his second chance albeit from a sharper angle
roofing his opportunity over a sprawling Lawson
to tie the game at 1-1. Roe's goal was his sixth
of the year and was assisted by Manning and McGinn.
Just 14 seconds later, Matt Mangene would race
for a loose puck that eluded Lawson in the crease
to knock in the go-ahead tally. It was the second-straight
game for Mangene to score a goal and his fifth
of the season and was assisted by Rob Bordson
The goals just 14 seconds apart represented the
quickest consecutive goals Adirondack has scored
The Phantoms had another 5-on-3 later in the second-period
and Adirondack used their time-out to try to get
everything straight and take advantage of the
opportunity but Binghamton was able to get momentum
with some big clears, timely kills, and one goal
saving play by defenseman Chris Wideman on a spinning
puck in the blue-paint that he was able to swat
away while drawing a standing ovation from the
The game would stay 2-1 in favor of the Phantoms
through a quickly moving third-period until Danny
New from the left-point would connect with Cole
Schneider back-door to tie the game at 2-2.
But just about a minute-and-a-half later, Erik
Gustafsson would smartly peel back away from the
couple pursuers to find Manning on the left-defense
side who quickly connected with Brown up the left-wing.
Tyler Brown would shoot for his fourth of the
year instead of passing into the middle where
Zack FitzGerald was joining the rush. Fitzy potentially
distracted the goalie Lawson while Brown buried
his big blast for the game-winner.
Erik Gustafsson's assist on the game-winner was
good for his 92nd career point as a Phantom. He
takes over the lead in the race with Jason Akeson
to see who can reach 100 Adirondack Phantoms career
points first. Akeson had no points in the game
and still has 91 career points. He also had his
three-game goal-scoring streak ended.
Gustafsson's point was also the 99th of his overall
professional career including his seven points
in the NHL with Philadelphia. He will achieve
the 100 professional points milestone with his
next goal or assist but will still be seven short
of the 100 point mark as an Adirondack Phantoms
The game was the 399th of Zack FitzGerald's professional
career. Fitzy will play his 400th career game
the next time he suits up for the Phantoms, perhaps
potentially and appropriately on St. Patrick's
Day in Adirondack's next game Sunday evening.
Adirondack out-shot Binghamton in the game 36-30.
The Phantoms were 2-for-8 on the power play while
Binghamton finished 1-for-3. After the three straight
power plays for Binghamton at the beginning of
the game, Adirondack started minding their play
better and were able to stay out of the box while
inducing several Senators' infractions.
Dax was in the house cheering on the Phantoms
as well. He was one of several mascots who arrived
in Binghamton as part of their Mascot Mania promotion
and the big, crazy, orange beaver even converted
a number of Senators fans who delighted in his
wacky antics. Dax dropped the gloves (figuratively)
with Binghamton mascot Max during the intermission
Mascot Broomball game...and Dax graciously allowed
the host mascot to deliver a knockout punch to
the cheers of the crowd. Dax popped right back
up and appeared somewhat dazed but overall okay.
Scratches for the Phantoms included David Laliberte,
Harry Zolnierczyk, Cullen Eddy and Jeff Dimmen.
Adirondack's longest road-trip of the season continues
Sunday evening at 5:00 at the Hershey Bears following
a rare Saturday without a game. The Phantoms will
then travel down to Norfolk for games on Tuesday
and Wednesday against the Admirals..
The Phantoms' next home game is Sunday, March
24 at 3:00 in the season-series finale against
the Portland Pirates. It will be Dax's Kids Club
Day featuring a post-game open-skate with the
players presented by Glens Falls Hospital. Call
the Phantoms to purchase your Sunday Family 3-Packs
Adirondack Phantoms 3 at Binghamton Senators 2
- Status: Unofficial Final
Friday, March 15, 2013 - Broome County Veterans
Adirondack 2 0 1 - 3
Binghamton 1 0 1 - 2
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Da Costa 11 (Lebda,
Prince), 10:07 (PP). 2, Adirondack, Roe 6 (McGinn,
Manning), 18:46 (PP). 3, Adirondack, Mangene 5
(Bordson, Manning), 19:00 (PP). Penalties-Sim
Adk (goaltender interference), 2:09; Konan Adk
(holding the stick), 5:26; Caporusso Bng (hooking),
5:26; Lauridsen Adk (hooking), 7:09; FitzGerald
Adk (hooking), 9:55; Wideman Bng (high-sticking),
10:36; Prince Bng (double minor - high-sticking),
16:07; Bushee Bng (delay of game), 17:13; Lebda
Bng (delay of game), 19:31.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Kramer Bng (holding,
unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:30; Pageau Bng (tripping),
3rd Period-4, Binghamton, Schneider 9 (New),
14:02. 5, Adirondack, Brown 3 (Manning, Gustafsson),
15:35. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 14-16-6-36. Binghamton
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 2 / 8; Binghamton
1 / 3.
Goalies-Adirondack, Boucher 2-4-1 (30 shots-28
saves). Binghamton, Lawson 6-3-1 (36 shots-33
Referees-Trevor Hanson (47), Chris Cozzan (18).
Linesmen-Brian Lemon (25), Derek Sylvester (76).
Friday, March 15 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Sunday, March 17 (5:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Hershey Bears
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Wednesday, March 20 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Saturday, March 23 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Connecticut Whale
Sunday, March 24 (3:00) -
Portland Pirates at Adirondack Phantoms. Finally
back at home!! Dax's Kids Club Game. Post-Game
Skate with the Phantoms presented by Glens Falls
Hospital. Sunday Family 3-Packs
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms.
Phantoms Poster Night for first 3,000 fans presented
by Glens Falls Printing
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and
Sunday Family 3-Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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