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Final Score: Rochester 3, Phantoms 1

Phantoms drop fourth straight in loss to Amerks

Friday, 12.07.2012 / 10:05 PM / News
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Final Score: Rochester 3, Phantoms 1

Sean Couturier scored on his 20th birthday but an impressive Phantoms' attack was unable to post any more goals in a 3-1 loss at Rochester Friday night.

Adirondack out-shot the Americans 42-21 which included a whopping 25-6 disparity in just the second period. But Rochester rookie goalie Connor Knapp made some spectacular stops on his way to a 41-save performance for his first professional win.
 
It felt a little deja-vu'ish for the Phantoms who have certainly had the better of the play and dominated in the shots category in other recent games.
 
Adirondack barely let Rochester out of their own zone for much of the second period even forcing Amerks' head coach Ron Rolston to use a timeout with 10:30 left in the second as they were clinging to a 2-1 lead. But Rochester converted on two of just six shots in the second period, both by their captain Kevin Porter, to make the difference in the game. The Phantoms were unable to bury any of their 25 drives in that wild frame despite the sustained pressure and relentless attack.
 
Bryan Flynn scored three minutes into the game on a rebound right to his stick on the left-wing goal-line that he put in behind Adirondack goalie Cal Heeter.
 
It only took Adirondack 70 seconds following that to produce the equalizer as Jason Akeson's shot from the right-wing would be kicked out to Couturier who buried his seventh goal of the season and his fourth in his last seven games.

"Coots" was the eighth overall selection in the NHL draft in 2011 and spent his rookie season in Philadelphia where he scored 12 goals for the Flyers. He is one of nine players on the Phantoms' roster who played for Philadelphia last year.
 
Adirondack kept pouring it on with more good chances even before their dominating second period. On one rush, Zac Rinaldo and Tyler Brown had big shots on Knapp following a steal by Rob Bordson. But Knapp was starting to get heated up and made the first huge stops of the many he would turn in.
 
Rochester briefly thought they had taken the lead early in the second period but the goal was waved off upon video review when it was determined the cage had been dislodged prior to the puck crossing the line.
 
Quick tic-tac-toe passing led to an open Kevin Porter in the slot for an easy looking power play goal five minutes into the second period giving the Americans a 2-1 lead.
 
Then after more great Phantoms chances, it would be Porter racing away again after stealing a puck from Couturier. He blasted his shorthanded goal from the left circle over the glove of Cal Heeter ringing off the under-side of the cage for his seventh of the season.
 
But it was Adirondack who kept dominating in the second period as Rochester struggled just to get the puck out of their zone. The Phantoms even had four power plays in just that period including 51 seconds of 5-on-3. But no dice. The Phantoms just couldn't break Connor Knapp.
 
The 25 shots on goal is the most in a second period for any AHL team this year. And it is the second most in ANY period this season bested only by Norfolk's 26 shots in a period on November 2.
 
The Phantoms were outshooting Rochester 35-16 at the second intermission after the 25-6 barrage. But Rochester appeared to make the necessary adjustments to slow down the relentless Adirondack attack and shots in the third were a more pedestrian 9-7 in favor of the Phantoms with far fewer spectacular stops from Knapp made necessary.
 
The Phantoms have had 42, 46 and 49 shots on goal in their last three games.
 
Jeff DImmen returned to the Adirondack lineup after missing the past month with an injury.
 
Rookie Matt Konan made his Phantoms' debut after his call-up from Trenton (ECHL) and recorded the secondary assist on the Couturier goal for his first career point in the AHL.
 
Scratches for the Phantoms including Marc-Andre Bourdon, Oliver Lauridsen, Mike Testwuide, Shane Harper, Zack FitzGerald.
 
The Phantoms are back at home Saturday night against Syracuse on Phantoms T-Shirt Night for the first 2,500 fans in attendance. It is also Glens Falls High School Football night featuring the whole team being honored between periods. The Glens Falls Indians made a Cinderella Run all the way to the New York State Championship Game at the CarrierDome in Syracuse. Adirondack completed their three-in-three weekend on Sunday at 4:05 at the Providence Bruins.

BOXSCORE

Adirondack Phantoms 1 at Rochester Americans 3

Friday, December 7, 2012 - Blue Cross Arena

Adirondack 1 0 0 - 1

Rochester 1 2 0 - 3

1st Period-1, Rochester, Flynn 9 (Foligno, Rankin), 3:44 (PP). 2, Adirondack, Couturier 7 (Akeson, Konan), 4:54. Penalties-Eddy Adk (hooking), 2:52; Dimmen Adk (tripping), 14:37.

2nd Period-3, Rochester, Porter 6 (Adam, Mancari), 5:56 (PP). 4, Rochester, Porter 7 (McNabb), 11:31 (SH). Penalties-Dimmen Adk (roughing), 4:02; Biega Rch (holding), 10:25; Roy Rch (closing hand on puck), 11:34; Finley Rch (boarding), 14:24; Gauthier-Leduc Rch (high-sticking), 17:08; Holmstrom Adk (interference), 19:10.

3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Holmstrom Adk (roughing, misconduct - unsportsmanlike conduct), 2:58; Foligno Rch (roughing), 2:58; McNabb Rch (closing hand on puck), 11:31; Zolnierczyk Adk (delay of game), 18:00.

Shots on Goal-Adirondack 10-25-7-42. Rochester 10-6-5-21.

Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 0 / 5; Rochester 2 / 5.

Goalies-Adirondack, Heeter 3-7-0 (21 shots-18 saves). Rochester, Knapp 1-2-0 (42 shots-41 saves).

A-5,948

Referees-Trevor Hanson (47), Matt Kirk (66).

Linesmen-Mike Hamilton (60), Tim Kotyra (53)

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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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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