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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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