FALCONS FALL TO PHANTOMS
November 25, 2011 - The Springfield Falcons recorded a season high 44 shots on goal on Friday night, but in the end fell to the Adirondack Phantoms 5-1 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY. The Falcons look to rebound on Saturday when they host the Connecticut Whale at the MassMutual Center.
Adirondack goaltender Michael Leighton made 43 saves and earned the game's first star. Springfield recorded the game's first six shots on goal and had a variety of quality scoring chances throughout the night, but Leighton held the fort for the Phantoms.
"You never know, if we are able to convert there early, maybe it changes the complexion of the game," said Falcons head coach Rob Riley. "We generated chances, had some good opportunities, just couldn't get a couple early enough."
Following the Falcons' strong start to the first period, Adirondack's Matt Walker scored the first period's lone goal at 10:21 giving the Phantoms a one goal lead through 20 minutes of play. Springfield recorded a season high for most shots in a period with 18 during the opening frame, but Leighton was able to keep Springfield off the scoreboard.
The Phantoms were able to break the game open in the second period scoring three times and taking a 4-0 lead through 40 minutes. Shane Harper scored his first marker of the period at 2:12 giving the Phantoms a two-goal advantage. Harper added his second goal of the period at 5:42 when he converted on the power play giving Adirondack a three-goal cushion. Brayden Schenn tallied his fifth goal of the year in the period's final minute concluding the scoring in the middle frame.
In the third period, the two teams exchanged goals as Tom Sestito converted for the Phantoms, while Matt Calvert stopped Leighton's shutout bid at 16:39 of the third period.
Cam Atkinson wore #38 Friday due to an equipment repair to his normal #13.
Martin St. Pierre missed the third period due to injury snapping his 10-game scoring streak.
Springfield Falcons 1 at Adirondack Phantoms 5 - Status: Final
Friday, November 25, 2011 - Glens Falls Civic Center
Springfield 0 0 1 - 1
Adirondack 1 3 1 - 5
1st Period-1, Adirondack, Walker 1 (Holmstrom), 10:21. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-2, Adirondack, Harper 2 (Sestito, Kessel), 2:12. 3, Adirondack, Harper 3 (Schenn, Akeson), 5:42 (PP). 4, Adirondack, Schenn 5 (Kessel), 19:07. Penalties-Kubalik Spr (holding), 5:00; Kalinski Adk (holding), 5:50; Holmstrom Adk (hooking), 7:56; Harper Adk (slashing), 14:20.
3rd Period-5, Adirondack, Sestito 7 (Roe, Bartulis), 3:03. 6, Springfield, Calvert 1 (Regner, Drazenovic), 16:39. Penalties-Calvert Spr (slashing), 0:56; Giroux Spr (goaltender interference), 11:26.
Shots on Goal-Springfield 18-11-15-44. Adirondack 8-9-8-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Springfield 0 / 3; Adirondack 1 / 3.
Goalies-Springfield, Legace 3-4-0 (17 shots-13 saves); Taylor 5-2-0 (8 shots-7 saves). Adirondack, Leighton 7-5-0 (44 shots-43 saves).
Referees-Terry Koharski (10).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Frank Murphy (29).
Alexandre Giroux - Martin St. Pierre - Cam Atkinson
Matt Calvert - Nick Drazenovic - Tomas Kubalik
Ryan Russell - Adam Mair - Wade MacLeod
Aaron Bogosian - Ryan Garlock - Mike Thomas
David Savard - Nick Holden
Theo Ruth - Brent Regner
Cody Goloubef - Brett Lebda
Not dressed: Anton Blomqvist, Maksim Mayorov (Injured), Oliver Gabriel, Dalton Prout, Andrew Joudrey, Dane Byers (AHL Suspension), Tim Spencer (Injured)
Springfield Falcons Head Coach Rob Riley is this week's guest in weekly webisode presented by Conca Sport and Fitness, 1425 Westfield Street in West Springfield, MA.
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- Brett Lebda adding veteran leadership to the defense
- Team first mentality
- Thanksgiving Week