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Game Preview: Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch

Friday, 12.21.2012 / 9:30 AM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms at Syracuse Crunch
Adirondack Phantoms (11-14-1-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
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  Syracuse Crunch (17-6-1-2: NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning)

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1. PHANTOMS vs. CRUNCH
The Phantoms take on the Conference and AHL-leading Syracuse Crunch tonight for the sixth time this season… They currently own a 2-3-0-0 record, winning both of their games past regulation play… This is also the third meeting in the last two weeks between the two clubs… Adirondack comes in with a 2-2-1-0 record in their last five games, four of which have been decided by one goal… Syracuse is 3-1-0-1, winning their last three games.

2. A LOT OF PENALTY MINUTES
Tonight's match up features two of the top penalized teams in the AHL… Syracuse leads the AHL with an average of 26.2 PIMs a game, while the Phantoms are tied for fifth at 22.3 PIMs per-game… Overall the two clubs have combined for 346 penalty minutes in five games (ADK: 165 - SYR: 181), and combined for 116 penalty minutes in their last game on Dec. 14.

3. A LOT OF OFFENSE
The Crunch come into tonight's game as the highest scoring team in the AHL with 95 goals through 26 games, averaging 3.6 goals-per-game… They have four players who have at least 10 goals and five players who have at least 20 points so far this season.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Brayden Schenn
Schenn is a Crunch killer, posting four goals and nine points in his five games against Syracuse this season… He continues to lead the Phantoms in scoring with 12 goals and 27 points and currently has three goals and five points in his last five games.
 
5. Player to watch CRUNCH: Riku Helenius (G)
Helenius stopped all 21 shots he faced to blank the Phantoms in their last meeting on Dec. 14… He is 2-1-0-0 against Adirondack with a 2.00 GAA and .922 save percentage this season… The Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round pick (15th overall) in 2006 is 7-3-0-0 with a 2.83 GAA so far this season.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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