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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 75 21 53 7 74
C. Giroux 74 22 46 1 68
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 75 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 75 13 17 1 30
M. Read 73 7 22 -7 29
M. Del Zotto 57 9 19 -5 28
M. Raffl 60 19 6 6 25
V. Lecavalier 51 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 10 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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