Saturday, October 20, 2012

Phantoms 4, IceCaps 3 10/20

Phantoms coach Terry Murray said the other day that no matter what line Zac Rinaldo played on, the winger would have a chance to be put in situations that would help him become a more complete hockey player.

So the Scorin' Line is gone, replaced by Rinaldo-Bordson-Zolnierczyk, but Rinaldo still rips a shot past Eddie Pasquale and helps the Phantoms pick up their first road win of the season Saturday.

Brayden Schenn, Brandon Manning and Shane Harper also scored for Adirondack. Harper's goal came in his season debut -- he'd been scratched for Adirondack's first three games. He replaced Matthew Ford in the line-up.

Other than that, it was the same group of Phantoms you saw last night in St. John's.

The lines, best I could tell, from Bob Rotruck's radio broadcast and the AHL game sheet. Didn't catch who is centering who on some of these, particularly the top line, but I believe the trios are correct.



Munroe got back-to-back starts. Wasn't sure if that was the plan all along or if it was because of his play Friday night. Murray is not one to discuss his starting goaltenders. I've learned that very early.

Mike Testwuide is the lone Phantoms forward who has yet to get in a game. Zack FitzGerald is the lone defender. You could also count Matt Konan, I suppose, but he's technically not on the roster yet.

The game was pretty quirky there during a two-minute stretch in the second. Phantoms were down 1-0 thanks to a John Albert goal, but Garrett Roe was awarded a penalty shot.

He missed and Ivan Telegin scored 23 seconds later to make it 2-0 St. John's. Then the IceCaps take a penalty, Manning scores on the power play, Harper buries a loose puck 27 seconds later and it's 2-2 all of a sudden. Adirondack splits the two-game series with St. John's. They're in Albany Friday.

More after Adirondack's next practice. Waiting to hear back from the team if it's Monday or Tuesday.

Until next time,


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