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Game Preview: Phantoms at Syracuse

Flyers affiliate battles the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL club

Sunday, 10.28.2012 / 1:19 AM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms at Syracuse

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Adirondack Phantoms (2-4-0-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
vs.
Syracuse Crunch (4-1-0-1: NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning)



1. ON THE BOARD EARLY
The Phantoms will look to get back into the win column after dropping two straight games and four of their last five outings… They have also allowed the first goal in each of their first six games of the year, while also being out-shot in each of the last two contests.

2. STAYING DISCIPLINED
The Phantoms allowed a season-high nine power-plays to their opponent in last night's game. Prior to that Adirondack had just 17 penalty kills in their previous five games combined.

3. ADMIRALS CRUNCH
The Crunch enter their first season as affiliates to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who last year had their AHL affiliate as the Norfolk Admirals, who rode a 28-game winning streak at the end of last season to shatter all professional hockey records. They followed that up by winning the 2012 Calder Cup… This year's club, now in Syracuse, currently sits atop the East Division with nine points in the standings, which is also tied for the Eastern Conference lead.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Sean Couturier
Couturier recorded two assists despite last night's loss to the Americans… He currently ranks second on the team in scoring with four points (1G-3A) and is second on the team with 21 shots through six games.

5. Player to watch CRUNCH: Cory Conacher
Second-year pro Cory Conacher leads the Crunch and is one of nine players tied for the scoring lead in the AHL with 10 points with five goals and five assists… In his rookie season he was named Rookie of the Year AND MVP of the AHL after leading all players in goals (39) and finishing second overall is scoring with 80 points, and would go on to help the Norfolk Admirals win the Calder Cup.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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