Adirondack Phantoms (12-14-1-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
Providence Bruins (15-10-0-2: NHL - Boston Bruins)
1. SCORING FOR FOUR
The Phantoms come into tonight's game riding a three-game winning streak, with their last game played on Dec. 22 at Bridgeport… During that streak, all three games were decided by one goal with the Phantoms scoring the first goal each time… In their last six games, five have been decided by one goal and seven of their nine games in the month of December… The Phantoms own a 8-5-1-0.
2. PHANTOMS vs. PROVIDENCE
This is the second and final meeting of the season between the Phantoms and P-Bruins… In the first meeting, Providence scored 1:10 into the overtime session to take a 3-2 win after firing 47 shots on net against Phantoms goaltender Scott Munroe… Tye McGinn recorded a two-point night with a goal and an assist… Last season, the Phantoms split the season series and over the last five years, own a 4-2-1-0 record.
The Phantoms are 10-1-0 when they score three or more goals, while also owning six of their wins when they have held the opponents to 0 or one goal per-game… Adirondack also owns a perfect 4-0-0 record when leading after the first period, while owning a 6-1-0-0 mark when leading after the second period.
4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Sean Couturier
Couturier has the hot-hand during the Phantoms three-game winning streak, posting at least a point in all three games, including two multi-point games… Couturier factored into all three goals in their last win, 3-2 at Bridgeport, posting a goal and two assists… He is averaging a point per-game with Adirondack this season with 26 points (8G-18A) in 26 games, including eight multi-point games.
5. Player to watch P-BRUINS: Jamie Tardiff
Tardiff is tied for fourth in the AHL in goals with 15… He has goals in two-straight games and five of his last seven games for a total of eight goals in that span… He ranks second on the P-Bruins in scoring with 20 points (15G-5A) in 27 games.
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