The Phantoms have been on a down slope for the past couple of games, and last night’s game against the Albany Devils was no different. Unlike Friday night’s loss to the Senators, this game ended with a closer score but still a 2-3 loss for Adirondack.
Surprisingly the Phantoms did not lose this game due to penalties. They only played four minutes in PIMs the whole games as opposed to the Devils‘ 14 minutes. So this game was more about being unable to outscore the Devils.
The Devils got the first goal in, but not until seconds before the first period ended. They banked on this momentum going into the second period when they scored seconds into the puck being dropped. The Phantoms were not that far behind them when they scored their first goal in the game, also early on in the period.
While on the power play after an interference penalty for the Devils, Gustafsson scored assisted by Syrvet and Couturier. The drive to score again would not carry over into the rest of the period and it ended with the Devils still ahead by one goal.
Things continued to go south for the Phantoms at the start of the final period when the Devils scored their 3rd goal. The goal would be the last the Devils needed to win, but the Phantoms did have some steam left in them. They were able to score a second time late in the period on the power play again.
However, with less than two minutes left in the last period the Phantoms had to do something fast. This was where they ran out of steam and time and the Devils took the glory with their 3-2 victory.
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