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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. Sound Tigers

Adirondack opens up a six-game homestand

Wednesday, 11.21.2012 / 1:02 PM / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. Sound Tigers
Adirondack Phantoms (6-7-0-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
vs.
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers (10-4-0-0: NHL - New York Islanders)

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1. HOME SWEET HOME
The Phantoms return home for the first time in close to three weeks (18 days) having played their last game on Nov. 3 vs. Albany… The Phantoms open up a six-game homestand that will take them through Dec. 1… Adirondack has played the fewest games on home ice than any other AHL team so far this season, going 2-2-0-0 in four games.

2. POWER PLAY
The Phantoms will face their toughest opponent on the man advantage to date… The Sound Tigers rank third in the entire AHL in power-play efficiency (17-for-69) operating at 24.6 percent… Likewise, the Phantoms are strong on the power-play and effective when posting a goal on the man advantage, going 6-1-0-0 in games in which they have converted.

3. SEASON SERIES
This is the first of six meetings of the season between the two clubs with the Phantoms  going 2-4-0-0 last season… The Sound Tigers have also gone 10-6-0-2 against The Phantoms in the last five seasons.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Brayden Schenn
Schenn currently has a three game point streak, posting four goals and six points in that span… He leads the Phantoms in goals (8), assists (9) and points (17)… His 17 points are currently tied for third in the AHL in scoring.

5. Player to watch SOUND TIGERS: Nino Niederreiter (LW)
The Islanders fifth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft leads the Sound Tigers in goals (9) which also ties for fifth in the AHL, and points (17) which is tied for third in the AHL… Niederreiter currently has an eight-game point streak in which he has posted five goals and 11 points… So far this season, he has recorded at least a point in 12 of the Sound Tigers 14 games.

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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