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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. St. John's IceCaps

Wednesday, 12.19.2012 / 9:18 AM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. St. John\'s IceCaps
Adirondack Phantoms (10-14-1-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
vs.
  St. John's IceCaps (13-14-0-1: NHL - Winnipeg Jets)

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1. MID-WEEK SUCCESS
Tonight's game is the last at home before the holiday break for the Phantoms, who are currently in the midst of a three-game losing skid… It is also just the fourth mid-week game for the Phantoms this season… They are 2-1-0-0 in mid-week games, having out-scored their opponent 11 to 5… The Phantoms only loss mid-week was against the IceCaps on Nov. 28.

2. PHANTOMS vs. ICECAPS
This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between Adirondack and St. John's and if the past three have been any indicator then it will be a close one… All three games were decided by one goal with the IceCaps owning a 2-1-0-0 record against the Phantoms so far this season… The Phantoms come into tonight's game with a 3-6-1-0 record in their last 10 games, while St. John's is 5-5-0-0.

3. SPECIAL TEAMS KEY
The Phantoms own nine of their 10 victories when they score a goal on the power play, going 9-4-1 this season… When they fail to score on the man-advantage the team has a 1-10-0 mark… The Phantoms also have not allowed a power-play goal in their last nine times shorthanded and just one goal in their last 24 times down a man… Overall, the Phantoms have the AHL's seventh best PK unit at 85.7 percent.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Tye McGinn
McGinn has three goals and four points through six games in the month of December… The 6-2, 195-pound power forward ranks second on the Phantoms squad with eight goals, half of which have come on the power play.

5. Player to watch ICECAPS: Alex Burmistrov
Burmistrov leads the IceCaps in scoring against the Phantoms, posting three points (all assists) in the three-game season series thus far… Overall he has 11 points (2G-9A) in 22 games for St. John's this season… The eighth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers spent the last two seasons in the NHL, recording a combined 48 points (19G-29A) in 150 games.

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 53 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 53 8 35 -3 43
W. Simmonds 53 20 16 -7 36
B. Schenn 51 15 15 1 30
S. Gostisbehere 35 9 20 4 29
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
M. Raffl 53 7 7 5 14
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 51 4 9 -8 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 13 14 7 .917 2.65
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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