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

Wednesday, 12.19.2012 / 9:18 AM / 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

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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