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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 / 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 - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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