Friday, November 23, 2012

Pre-game vs. Norfolk 11/23

Greetings from the Glens Falls Civic Center, where the Adirondack Phantoms (7-8) and Norfolk Admirals (7-8) are on the ice for pre-game warmups. Adirondack is in third of its third consecutive home win, while the Admirals look to snap a three-game losing streak. They've also lost six of seven.

Before we get into line combinations, I wanted to pass along some big, yet not unexpected, NHL news. Still without a collective bargaining agreement, the NHL today cancelled all games through Dec. 14. It also cancelled All-Star Weekend festivities scheduled for late January in Columbus, Ohio.

There were 422 games scheduled between the season's planned start and Dec. 14. Earlier this month, the NHL cancelled the Winter Classic, which had been scheduled for New Year's Day. With the lockout extending, the AHL also announced updates to its TV and SiriusXM satellite radio schedules.

Broad Street Hockey has a bunch of information on Operation Hat Trick, the Hurricane Sandy charity game set for Saturday night in Atlantic City. Lots of Flyers and Rangers in the line-ups. EDIT: And we'll keep an eye on the Trenton Titans game, where Andrew Johnston and Matt Konan are debuting.

Looks like the same lineup for the Phantoms as last night. Scott Munroe and Frederik Andersen in the nets. Norfolk signed NHLer Rod Pelley to a try-out contract earlier today, but he's not on the ice for warm-ups. Former Phantoms Patrick Maroon and Garrett Klotz are, though, and it looks like they'll both be going. Norfolk has one to scratch, but it looks like it will be John Kurtz. Full line-ups below.

F: Palmieri-Holland-Maroon
Mitchell-McMillan-Bodie / (Kurtz - scratch)
D: Guenin-Parent
G: Bobkov

F: Zolnierczyk-Couturier-Akeson
D: Gustafsson-Syvret
G: Munroe

Referee: Geno Binda. Linesmen: Mike Emanatian, Frank Murphy.

And congratulation to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans, high school football state champions.


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