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Game Preview: Phantoms at IceCaps

Five things you need to know about Adirondack at St. John's

Friday, 10.19.2012 / 3:04 PM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms at IceCaps
Adirondack Phantoms (1-1-0-0 - NHL: Philadelphia Flyers)
vs.
St. John's IceCaps (1-1-0-0 - NHL: Winnipeg Jets)


Live video from your iPhone using Ustream 1. FIRST OF...
The Phantoms play the IceCaps for first time in their history. Adirondack is also on their first road trip of the season, a four-game slate in which they face off against the IceCaps in the first of back-to-back games in St. John's on consecutive nights. Fans can listen to the game from Phantoms radio play-by-play voice Bob Rotruck (below) at 6 p.m. ET

2. ABOUT ST. JOHN'S
The St. John's IceCaps are in their second season in the AHL and are the affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets. The IceCaps come into this season as the reigning Atlantic Division Champions after posting a 43-25-5-3 record and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final of the Calder Cup Playoffs, before losing to eventual champion, Norfolk Admirals.

3. THIRD PERIOD SCORING
The Phantoms have posted three of their six goals this season in the third period, which is tied for third in the AHL, while leading all teams in the AHL in third period shots (32).

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Matt Ford
Ford is playing on the same line with Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier, but has failed to register a point in his first two games this season. Ford has never gone more than two games without a point since being traded to the Phantoms on Feb. 2 last season. He recorded 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points in the 31 games he played since joining Adirondack in 2011-12.

5. Player to watch ICECAPS: Alexander Burmistrov
Burmistrov comes to the IceCaps after spending the last two seasons in the NHL, recording a combined 48 points (19G-29A) in 150 games… The 6-1, 180 pound center recorded two assists in St. John's first two games this season.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 49 16 27 -3 43
J. Voracek 49 8 33 3 41
W. Simmonds 49 18 16 -4 34
B. Schenn 47 14 15 -1 29
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
S. Gostisbehere 31 8 16 4 24
M. Read 48 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 49 4 10 -6 14
M. Raffl 49 6 6 4 12
M. Del Zotto 47 3 9 -8 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 12 6 .916 2.71
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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