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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. Americans

Five Things to Know, plus broadcast information on tonight's battle against the Buffalo Sabres AHL affiliate

Friday, 11.9.2012 / 12:42 PM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. Americans
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST - 7 pm ET
Adirondack Phantoms (4-5-0-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
vs.
  Rochester Americans (6-3-1-0: NHL - Buffalo Sabres)


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1. THE ROAD-EO BEGINS
The Phantoms kick off a 10-day, five-game road trip tonight against the Amerks… It is the second 10-day or longer road trip of their young season so far… The Phantoms currently own a 2-3-0-0 record on the road, with three of their five games decided by one goal.

2. WE'VE MET BEFORE
This is the second meeting of the season against Rochester… The Phantoms dropped a 6-2 contest at home against the Amerks on Oct. 27… Last season the two teams split the series with the Phantoms going 2-2-0-0, however Rochester owns an 8-3-1-1 record over the last five seasons, including a 4-1-0-1 mark on home ice against Adirondack.

3. A SIMPLE FACT
The Adirondack Phantoms have gone a perfect 4-0 in games when they have scored a power-play goal, however they have lost all five games (0-5) when they fail to convert on the man-advantage… The Phantoms are averaging five power-plays per game.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Sean Couturier
Couturier leads the Phantoms lately with a four-game point streak in which he has eight points (1G-7A)… He also posted two assists on the Phantoms only two goals in their meeting against the Amerks on Oct. 27.

5. Player to watch Americans: Evan Rankin
Rankin has the hot hand for Rochester, posting at least a point in six of their last seven games totaling in at six points (3G-3A) in that stretch… He currently ranks fourth on the team with nine points (3G-6A) in 10 games.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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