Whenever the Phantoms start to smarten up about fighting too much and taking too many penalties, when it comes to their next game they forget it. It’s almost as if they turn around and say, “nah, jk, we want to fight some people.” All kidding aside that seems like what happen yesterday night when they allowed the Binghamton Senators to destroy them 7-4.
Fights are necessary to hockey, because they make the game more entertaining and fans do like it. So we’re not saying that fights should be eliminated just fans aren’t happy about them when it leads to losing the game. Which is what the Phantoms have been doing this season.
The Senators went hard at the Phantoms in the first period where they scored 4 goals with the help of Phantoms’s penalties. Two of those goals were PP and one was a short handed goal. Zolynierczyk and Bordson did help their team out by scoring two goals before the first ended but the team was still two goals away from a tie game. It also didn’t help that the majority of their penalties, including a game misconduct from Rinaldo and a fight between McGinn and Borowiecki occurred in the first period.
After the rough first twenty minutes the Phantoms did come back fighting by tieing the game early in the second period. Bourdon scored on the power play and Zolynierczyk got on the board again this time with a short handed goal.
The Phantoms were starting to show that they could redeem themselves and they were taking less penalties than the first period. However, the Senators proved that they would stop at nothing to get to victory. Stone scored one last goal in the 2nd to give the Senators the lead once again.
All the Phantoms had to do when the 3rd started was find a way to score two more times on Senators’ goalie Bishop and they had twenty minutes to do it. For the most part no one scored in the last period but then with a few minutes left Grant scored an empty netter for the Senators to increase their lead which was followed by another Senators goal from Silfverberg with only a minute left in the game.
The Phantoms did stop making penalties towards the end of the game, but they just could not get past Bishop. Which lead to the Senators completed annihilating the Phantoms in a 7-4 victory.
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