goalie from Denmark Frederik Andersen turned aside
32 consecutive Phantoms' shots on his way to his
second career shutout as the Norfolk Admirals
defeated Adirondack 3-0 on Wednesday night at
Norfolk pulled off the victory in the last meeting
of the season between the two teams as Adirondack
fell just shy of sweeping the regular-season series
over the Anaheim Ducks affiliate. The Phantoms
won the series over Norfolk 3-1.
It's the first time Adirondack has been shutout
in almost a month. The game was the sixth out
of seven straight on the road for the Phantoms
who make a long bus-ride overnight back to Glens
Falls after this one as they prepare for their
road-trip finale on Saturday at Connecticut. The
Phantoms are 2-3-1 on the road-trip so far with
one game remaining.
Adirondack trailed 2-0 in the third period and
were continuing to get their attack going at Andersen.
On a rebound in front, Marcel Noebels somehow
barely missed an open net with a chip upstairs.
And just a couple seconds later Jason Akeson was
able to beat Andersen on his big blast from the
left circle but it rang off the iron behind Andersen's
right shoulder and stayed out.
Patrick Maroon had a pair of solid assists against
his former team to help the Admirals attack.
Veteran Kyle Wilson's seventh goal of the year
would come six minutes into the game off a couple
of rebounds in the Adirondack zone. And Devante
Smith-Pelley snuck one past Munroe for his ninth
of the year after a strong centering-pass from
the end-boards by Maroon.
Norfolk had the early advantage in the game and
out-shot the Phantoms 21-8 in the first period
but Adirondack was able to stay close.
The Phantoms had three power plays in the second
period as they were able to turn things around
and try to gain some momentum. But Adirondack
was not able to capitalize on their opportunities.
After the narrow misses by Adirondack on their
third-period power play, Norfolk was able to salt
the game away with a late third-period tally by
rookie Sami Vatanen from the right-ring on another
assist by Maroon for the 3-0 final.
Norfolk out-shot the Phantoms in the game 48-31.
It's the second-most shots allowed in a game by
Adirondack this year and the most since October
27, 2012 when they surrendered 51 shots on goal
The Phantoms were 0-for-4 on the power play while
the Admirals finished 0-for-6.
Brandon Manning missed his second straight game
with a lower-body injury. Jon Sim was a healthy
scratch and was replaced in the lineup by David
Laliberte. Other scratches included Derek Mathers,
who just joined the team last night from Peterborough
of the OHL, as well as Ian Slater and Jeff Dimmen.
Adirondack travels to Hartford for a Saturday
night game against the Whale to complete their
7-game roadie in which they logged over 2,200
miles. The Phantoms play their first home game
in 15 days this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 against
the Portland Pirates on a Sunday Family 3-Pack
Game ($43 for 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs, 3 sodas,
1 large popcorn, 1 program). Bring your skates
for the Post-Game Open-Skate with the Phantoms
players after the game presented by Glens Falls
Hospital. Call the Phantoms for tickets at 518-480-3355.
Adirondack Phantoms 0 at Norfolk Admirals 3 -
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - Norfolk Scope
Adirondack 0 0 0 - 0
Norfolk 2 0 1 - 3
1st Period-1, Norfolk, Wilson 7 (Parent, Smith-Pelly),
6:05. 2, Norfolk, Smith-Pelly 9 (Maroon, Kurtz),
12:53. Penalties-FitzGerald Adk (fighting), 7:40;
Letourneau-Leblond Nor (fighting), 7:40; Mangene
Adk (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:53; Guenin Nor
(interference), 9:53; Eddy Adk (high-sticking),
13:55; FitzGerald Adk (interference), 20:00.
2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Guenin Nor (interference),
4:45; Brown Adk (elbowing), 5:59; Parent Nor (roughing),
5:59; Lindholm Nor (closing hand on puck), 7:22;
McGinn Adk (tripping), 10:37; Parent Nor (interference),
13:03; Wahl Adk (boarding), 14:15.
3rd Period-3, Norfolk, Vatanen 7 (Maroon, Wilson),
12:38. Penalties-Irwin Nor (tripping), 3:33; Lauridsen
Adk (interference), 7:31; Lilja Adk (holding),
12:22; Letourneau-Leblond Nor (holding), 12:22;
Roe Adk (hooking), 18:45; Caputi Nor (hooking),
Shots on Goal-Adirondack 8-11-13-32. Norfolk
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 4; Norfolk
0 / 6.
Goalies-Adirondack, Munroe 12-16-0 (48 shots-45
saves). Norfolk, Andersen 17-13-1 (32 shots-32
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45), Pierre Lambert (39).
Linesmen-Mark Hamlett (81), Scott Pomento (25).
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-PacksFriday,
March 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms.
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by Glens Falls Printing
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