loss for the Binghamton Senators happened three
weeks ago in Glens Falls. Since then, Binghamton
had won six straight. They avenged that November
1 setback to the Phantoms with their seventh straight
victory in a 6-2 triumph at the Glens Falls Civic
Center on Friday night.
Adirondack had rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the
second period to even the score at 2-2 but the
Senators cranked up one of the league's top offenses
to put the game away.
Tye McGinn (4th) and Jason Akeson (2nd) scored
the goals for Adirondack about five minutes apart
for the Phantoms who had clearly secured momentum
from Binghamton at that point just past the midway
mark of the game. Binghamton quickly re-took the
lead three minutes later and then tallied goals
in the closing minute of the second and near the
opening minute of the third for a more comfortable
Jean-Gabriel Pageau led the Senators' attack with
two goals and one assist. Binghamton is the hottest
team in the AHL and extended their winning streak
to seven straight while improving to 12-4-0 overall.
The B-Sens have lost only two games in their last
11, both to the Phantoms.
It was a rude way to return to game-action at
the GFCC for the Phantoms who had a 20-day gap
between home games. Adirondack had won their last
two home games on November 1 and 2 (vs. Binghamton
and Albany). The Phantoms sustained their first
loss on home-ice in almost a full month dating
back to an October 25 contest against Norfolk.
Head coach Terry Murray was forthcoming with his
disappointment after the game and stated that
he expects better from his team.
"Everything was bad, right from the very
beginning," Murray said. "We tied the
game up 2-2 middle of the second period. Even
if you come out of that with a win, we were not
Perhaps the best news for Adirondack is that they
do not have to wait another seven days between
games as they did this past week. The Phantoms
get right back at it less than 24 hours later
against the Albany Devils on Saturday night which
is a point that the team can rally around.
"We got to play tomorrow. We got to come
back and play better," Murray said. "This
was a tough one here. No question about it. With
the amount of time we've had to practice, and
you could see a team that was real sharp and they
took it right to us. They pushed us all over the
place, and we weren't good enough."
Corey Cowick opened the scoring for the B-Sens
midway through the first period on a rebound of
a Frederick Claesson slapshot off the pads of
Phantoms' goalie Yann Danis. Binghamton extended
the lead to 2-0 early in the second period with
Cole Schneider burying his try down low from Mike
Phantoms head coach Terry Murray used his timeout
a couple minutes later in an effort to turn things
around and the short-term effects were solid.
Adirondack would rally from that point with Tye
McGinn deflecting a Jason Akeson right-wing slapshot
to get the Phantoms on the board. McGinn's fourth
of the year would be followed about five minutes
later on a similar chip in front by Jason Akeson
of a Brandon Manning right-point slapper. And
just like that the Phantoms were even at 2-2 and
appeared to have control and momentum.
A couple close calls to take the lead for the
Phantoms followed after that but Binghamton goalie
Nathan Lawson stood tall and allowed his team
to regroup and storm back in front. Mike Hoffman
dangled in the left-circle around a defenseman
and snapped home his team-leading 10th of the
season short-side on Yann
Danis to put the visitors back in front again.
And Jean-Gabriel Pageau tipped a Petersson drive
in the last minute of the second to put Binghamton
back up by a two-goal margin at the second break.
Phantoms' center Rob Bordson also observed the
dramatic shift of momentum. "It was disappointing,"
Bordson said. "It started out in the 2nd
there. We tied it up 2-2, I don't know if we just
sat back or what it was. We gave up 2 goals there
and they made it 4-2. You try to come back in
the locker and regroup but I think they scored
within the first 5 minutes...5-2."
That goal early in the third would that extended
the lead to 5-2 came with Andre Petersson converting
on a 3-on-2 rush from a Shane Prince centering
feed. And later Pageau raced past the defense
on a 2-on-1 shorthanded opportunity and benefited
from a Cole Schneider pass for a quick breakaway.
Pageau's top-shelf goal for his second of the
night completed the scoring.
Shots were even at 31-31. Adirondack was 0-for-4
on the power play while Binghamton was 0-for-4
with a shorthanded goal. The Phantoms record stands
at 7-7-2 while Binghamton continued their rise
up the standings as they improved to 12-4-0.
The Senators are 9-2 in their last 11 games played
since mid-October. Their only two losses have
come against the Phantoms. But Binghamton has
come back to even the season-series at two games
apiece after the Friday night victory.
Nathan Lawson recorded the win for Binghamton
while Yann Danis took the loss for Adirondack.
But certainly this loss is not to be focused on
the veteran Phantoms' goalie as most of Binghamton's
goals came on back-door crosses, rebounds, and
one breakaway following a two-on-one shorthanded
The Phantoms are opening a stretch of seven out
of eight games at home over a 16-day period from
this game through Saturday, December 7. It is
the busiest slate of home games all season for
One lucky fan between periods won a $1,000 value
diamond ring on Scoville Diamond Dig Night. They
had to literally dig in the snow to get it...but
it was worth it!
Phantoms Notes: Rob Bordson played in his 116th
consecutive Phantoms game in a streak that dates
back to February 24, 2012. Cullen Eddy played
in his 184th game for the Adirondack Phantoms
which is one away from tying Kevin Marshall for
second-most all-time. Ben Holmstrom is the all-time
leader; The team's captain played in his 197th
game for the Adirondack Phantoms.
The Phantoms look to rally on Saturday night against
the Albany Devils at 7:00 on Youth Jersey Night
for the first 1,000 fans presented by Glens Falls
Hospital. A postgame jersey auction will cap the
evening featuring the team's special commemorative
uniforms honoring the 25-year history of the American
Hockey League in Glens Falls. For tickets, call
the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
Binghamton Senators 6 at Adirondack Phantoms
2 - Status: Final
Friday, November 22, 2013 - Glens Falls Civic
Binghamton 1 3 2 - 6
Adirondack 0 2 0 - 2
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Cowick 4 (Claesson,
Penalties-Pageau Bng (hooking), 2:04; Konan Adk
(delay of game), 7:19.
2nd Period-2, Binghamton, Schneider 5 (Hoffman,
Da Costa), 1:25. 3,
Adirondack, McGinn 4 (Akeson, Newbury), 8:10.
4, Adirondack, Akeson 2
(McGinn, Manning), 13:34. 5, Binghamton, Hoffman
10 (Sdao, Ceci),
16:25. 6, Binghamton, Pageau 4 (Petersson, Ceci),
Penalties-Dziurzynski Bng (boarding), 3:53; Robinson
12:35; Eddy Adk (fighting), 12:35; Alt Adk (tripping),
Bng (charging), 18:10.
3rd Period-7, Binghamton, Petersson 4 (Pageau,
Prince), 1:14. 8,
Binghamton, Pageau 5 (Schneider), 9:09 (SH). Penalties-Eckford
(fighting), 2:58; Newbury Adk (fighting), 2:58;
Blood Bng (hooking),
7:24; Dziurzynski Bng (fighting), 11:47; Lauridsen
fighting), 11:47; Newbury Adk (cross-checking),
Shots on Goal-Binghamton 7-14-10-31. Adirondack
Power Play Opportunities-Binghamton 0 / 4; Adirondack
0 / 4.
Goalies-Binghamton, Lawson 8-1-0 (31 shots-29
Danis 3-3-2 (31 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Chris Brown (86).
Linesmen-Frank Murphy (29), Jud Ritter (34).
Friday, November 22 (7:00) -
Binghamton Senators at Adirondack Phantoms
Scoville Jewelers Diamond Dig. Chance to win a
Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive - Bag of Canned
Goods = Free Ticket to Future Game
Saturday, November 23 (7:00) -
Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Youth Jersey Night presented by Glens Falls Hospital
(1st 1,000 kids age 14-under)
25th Season in AHL Jerseys. Postgame Auction.
Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive - Bag of Canned
Goods = Free Ticket to Future Game
Tuesday, November 26 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour LIVE from Recovery Sports
Rookie Week! Special Player Guests: Nick Cousins
and Petr Straka.
Wednesday, November 27 (7:00) -Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms
Thanksgiving Eve Game. Blades for Grades for area
schools. $1 Hot Dogs.
Friday, November 29 (7:00) - Adirondack Phantoms
at Albany Devils
Saturday, November 30 (7:00) -
Syracuse Crunch at Adirondack Phantoms
25 Terrific Seasons
Glens Falls is celebrating its 25th season hosting
an AHL team and in so doing now joins an elite
group of only 12 other cities who can make such
a claim. It's a great hockey tradition with an
old-school feel that began with the Adirondack
Red Wings in 1979 who won four Calder Cups in
their 20-year run at the GFCC. The Adirondack
Phantoms began play in Glens Falls in 2009-2010
and are beginning their fifth season.