Pre-Game vs. Providence 12/28
It's each team's first game back from the Christmas Break. Providence was supposed to go in Portland last night, but the winter storm resulted in that game getting postponed. It also postponed several of the Phantoms' flights, but everyone is finally back in town and they look ready to go for tonight.
They're looking to stretch their three-game win streak, but they're not exactly riding any momentum.
Cal Heeter and Niklas Svedberg between the pipes. Full lines are below, but first some links:
Did you know that Providence's Bobby Robins had a scare with cancer a couple years back? I didn't, but it's one of the notes in this feature story that ran on the AHL site a couple days ago.
Remember that Patrick Maroon saga that unfolded a couple seasons ago that resulted in his trade to Anaheim? Makes seeing a story like this one out of Syracuse borderline unfathomable. The Post-Standard's Lindsay Kramer also talked with former Albany River Rats forward Mike Angelidis, who survived that horrific bus crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in 2009.
The Harrisburg Patriot News caught up with former Phantom Jon Kalinski.
The Bruins have one to scratch.
Referee: Jean-Philippe Sylvain. Linesmen: Jim Harper, Frank Murphy.
More after the game.