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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 - 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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