The Phantoms won a third game in a row tonight, which is only the second time this season that it has happened. This was a great win for them as the Phantoms have not been doing well this season and need all the help they can get to bump themselves up in the standings.
Of course the game started with two separate fights before a goal was scored. It was Sean Couturier who broke the scoreless game at the end of the first period with an unassisted goal. He continued to show his worth and why he was such a great breakout rookie last year throughout the game.
Early in the second Coots was on the board again with an assist from Matthew Ford. This was followed shortly by Zack FitzGerald fighting again in the second period. He also continued to throw punches after the refs had broken up the fight, so he got a misconduct.
In the third period things were looking good for the Phantoms especially after an early goal from Eric Wellwood assisted by Jeff Dinman and Coots (again). However, late in the period the Bridgeport Sound Tigers got their break with their first goal to deplete Scott Munroe’s shutout chance. Then 30 seconds later the scored a second goal to bring the goal to 3-2.
The Phantoms and Munroe were able to hold off the Tigers but not without holding their breath. But they could all breathe a sigh of relief at the end of the game when the won the game 3-2.
The Phantoms get a nice breath for the holidays and do not return to the ice until next Friday.