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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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