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Game Preview: Phantoms at Portland Pirates

Saturday, 12.29.2012 / 12:17 PM ET / News
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Game Preview: Phantoms at Portland Pirates
Adirondack Phantoms (13-15-1-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)
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Portland Pirates (16-11-1-1: NHL - Phoenix Coyotes)

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1. QUICK TURNAROUND
After dropping a close 4-2 contest at home last night to Providence, the Phantoms travel overnight to Maine to take on the Portland Pirates… The Phantoms are 5-6-0-0 in the second half of games on back-to-back nights… Tonight is their fourth road game in the last 21 days… The Phantoms are unbeaten in regulation in their last three road games, going 2-0-1-0, with all three games decided by one goal and two going past regulation play… The Phantoms own an overall record of 6-7-1-0 on the road, where they will spend seven of their next 10 games.

2. PHANTOMS vs. PIRATES
This is the second of four meetings on the season between the two clubs and first since opening night in the AHL on Oct. 15… The Phantoms earned a come from behind win back in October by posting four unanswered goals, including three in the third period to take a 6-3 win… Brayden Schenn led the way with a goal and two assists in the game.

3. PORTLAND RISING
The Portland Pirates have surged to the top of their division by winning six of their last seven games, which included a six-game winning streak before their most recent loss before the holiday break… The Pirates own a 9-2-1-1 record in one-goal games and five of their last six victories have come by a one-goal margin.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Eric Wellwood
After a slow start to the season, Wellwood is starting to put up numbers… He has three goals in his last four games, while firing 12 shots on goal in his last five… Wellwood has eight points (4G-4A) in 25 games so far this season.
 
5. Player to watch PIRATES: Andy Miele
Miele is currently on a four-game goal-scoring streak in which he has five points (4G-1A)… He posted a goal and an assist in his last meeting with the Phantoms… Miele is also tied for second on the team in scoring with 23 points (9G-14A)… The undrafted forward is in his second pro season after four seasons at Miami University in Ohio… Miele led the Pirates in his rookie season with 38 assists and 54 points, while also appearing in seven games with the Phoenix Coyotes.

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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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