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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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
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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