The Phantoms Flyers called up goaltender Brian Boucher this morning, making him the sixth Adirondack Phantoms player to be called up since the team concluded its regular season on Sunday.
You know the original four: Jason Akeson, Scott Laughton, Matt Konan and Tye McGinn. Then Andreas Lilja was called up yesterday after it was announced Kimmo Timonen will miss the remainder of the season with a compression fracture in his foot. He played last night against Boston.
Speaking of last night, Oliver Lauridsen was credited with his first NHL goal on this fluky play:
They don't ask how, they ask how many. And Lauridsen not-so-subtly hinted at that in his post-game media remarks, when a reporter asked if he was pissed his first NHL goal came on a play like that.
"Why would I be pissed? I just scored a goal! In 20 years or a week from now no one is going to ask me how that went in," the Flyers quoted him as saying. "It’s a bounce; it wasn’t a well calculated snipe or anything. It’s not much different from when you take a shot from the point and it hits three different shin pads and goes in. Hockey is a game of inches and bounce; you see it all the time."
The Trenton Titans have formally announced they will suspend operations for the 2013-14 season, as The Saratogian's Journal Register Company affiliate The Trentonian first reported on Monday night.
The post-season recap, with an outlook on the Phantoms for next season, has been pushed back to this weekend. The plan is to run it as a kind of centerpiece Sunday, but it may be online here before then.
Until next time,