Tye McGinn contributed on all four Phantoms goals
to lead Adirondack to a 4-1 victory at the Norfolk
Admirals on Tuesday night in Game 5 of the team's
7-game road-trip. McGinn had two goals, including
an empty-netter, and two assists as Adirondack
improved to 4-2-1 in their last seven games and
2-1-0 in the most recent three games of their
Erik Gustafsson had a goal and an assist while
Jason Akeson added a pair of helpers to the attack.
Brian Boucher made 27 saves on 28 shots faced
and was just nine minutes away from his first
Phantoms shutout since the 2007-08 season when
he had four blankings with the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Frederick Anderssen was the losing goalie for
the affiliates of the Anaheim Ducks.
Adirondack remains undefeated against Norfolk
this season now with a 3-0-0 mark and can sweep
the season-series with a victory in the rematch
on Wednesday night.
McGinn has been a big-time Admirals killer over
the past couple of seasons. No matter which affiliation
they are, Tye McGinn apparently likes playing
in Norfolk and against Norfolk. Two out of his
four career multi-goal games have come at Norfolk
Scope Arena. And three of his four career multi-goal
games have come against the Norfolk Admirals either
as the Tampa Bay affiliate last year or the Anaheim
affiliate this year.
His other multi-goal game was last October against
the Syracuse Crunch who, of course, operated as
the Norfolk Admirals last year. It's all about
Norfolk-Success for Tye McGinn.
Erik Gustafsson opened the scoring 8:58 into the
first period finding an opening up the left-wing
and rifling a shot in short-side on Anderssen
for his fifth of the year. Garrett Roe neatly
set it up with is assist on the play and Adirondack
led 1-0 at the first intermission after out-shooting
the Admirals 12-6 in the opening frame.
Gustafsson's goal was his 100th career point
as a pro. It was his 93rd with the Phantoms while
he also has 7 points in the NHL. He added an assist
later while Akeson had a pair of points. Jason
Akeson with 95 career Adirondack points and Erik
Gustafsson with 94 career points with the Phantoms
are now closing in on Denis Hamel's 96 career
points for the top spot in Adirondack Phantoms'
Tye McGinn would score exactly 20 minutes after
Gustafsson's goal. Jason Akeson connected with
McGinn on a stretch pass and McGinn shook off
a defender on his partial-breakaway opportunity
to sneak a nifty backhander over Anderssen's left-leg
to stretch the lead to 2-0 at 8:58 into the second
Just over a minute later, Adirondack converted
on a power play. Garrett Roe slid to block an
odd-man rush back in the Phantoms' end and then
McGinn and Marcel Noebels would play a little
give-and-go on the right-wing side with neither
one quite feeling it with the shooting opportunity.
McGinn then connected with Danny Syvret trailing
on the play and sneaking into the high-slot to
blast his shot off the inside of the post for
his fifth of the year.
Adirondack led 3-0 and then went on to kill back-to-back
power plays by Norfolk at the end of the second
period to preserve the margin with Boucher turning
in some of his best saves on the night.
The Phantoms had a chance to ice the game away
early in the third period with 1:22 of 5-on-3
time after consecutive Norfolk penalties but the
Admirals penalty-kill held tough to keep their
team in the game.
Devante Smith-Pelly cut in from the right-wing
corner and muscled one through the stick of Boucher
with just 9:02 left in the game to break the shutout
Tye McGinn buried his second of the game with
an empty-netter in the closing seconds for his
13th of the year finishing off the 4-1 victory.
Both teams were 1-for-5 on the power play. Adirondack
out-shot the Admirals 31-28.
Harry Zolnierczyk returned to the Phantoms' line-up
after hi quick call-up to Philadelphia. Brandon
Manning missed the game with a lower-body injury.
Healthy scratches included David Laliberte, Ian
Slater and Jeff Dimmen. Derek Mathers was scheduled
to arrive to join the team on his Amateur Tryout
Contract but did not play in the game and was
also listed as a scratch.
Adirondack will have logged over 2,200 miles on
the bus by the time their 7-game road-trip concludes
Saturday night in Hartford against the Connecticut
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Adirondack Phantoms 4 at Norfolk Admirals 1 -
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Norfolk Scope
Adirondack 1 2 1 - 4
Norfolk 0 0 1 - 1
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Gustafsson 5 (Roe,
McGinn), 8:58. Penalties-Lilja Adk (hooking),
13:36; Hendry Nor (holding), 17:25.
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, McGinn 12 (Akeson,
Konan), 8:58. 3, Adirondack, Syvret 5 (McGinn,
Noebels), 10:11 (PP). Penalties-Lilja Adk (boarding),
4:22; Brittain Nor (interference), 9:34; Konan
Adk (holding the stick), 14:40; Lauridsen Adk
3rd Period-4, Norfolk, Smith-Pelly 8 (Maroon,
Vatanen), 10:58 (PP). 5, Adirondack, McGinn 13
(Gustafsson, Akeson), 19:45 (EN). Penalties-Pelley
Nor (holding), 4:36; Smith-Pelly Nor (delay of
game), 5:14; Eddy Adk (holding), 9:50; FitzGerald
Adk (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:50; Letourneau-Leblond
Nor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:50; Letourneau-Leblond
Nor (roughing), 16:32.
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 12-11-8-31. Norfolk
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 5; Norfolk
1 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Boucher 4-5-1 (28 shots-27
saves). Norfolk, Andersen 16-13-1 (30 shots-27
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45), Pierre Lambert (39).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Scott Pomento (25).
Tuesday, March 19 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
Wednesday, March 20 (7:15) - Adirondack
Phantoms at Norfolk Admirals
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