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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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