Mar 10, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) looks on from the bench against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. The Flyers beat the Maple Leafs 1-0 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL season hurts Phantoms

The Phantoms dropped another broadcasted game this week with the lost to the Connecticut Whale on Friday in a 3-0 shutout. The Comcast Network was broadcasting the game for fans to watch  it in lieu of NHL hockey.

Brandon Segal, Chad Kolarik and Tommy Grant all scored goals for the Whale in the game.

On Saturday the Phantoms came back to avenge the loss by winning the game in OT 2-1.

The Phantoms got on board thanks to Tye McGinn with a first period goal early on. The Whale tied it up late in the second with a goal by Kolarik. Neither team was able to get on the board in the last period so the game went into an overtime period.Sean Couturier pulled it out for the Phantoms with a game winning OT goal.

Despite the success, the Phantoms are still in the bottom this season of the AHL and they are not looking like Calder Cup contenders. With the NHL on the cusp of coming back and a new deal about to be in place, this could spell trouble for the Phantoms.

Team leaders Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier are definitely going to be called back to the Flyers for training camp and most likely the season. Especially with Briere’s injury and their success last season. Zac Rinaldo may also be called up, the team needs a goon and Rinaldo knows his role with the team. The Phantoms don’t need any more fighters than they already have.

The phantoms are already having a really bad season and with three good players about to leave them, there are going to be a lot of holes that the team will need to fill if they really want to salvage their season. For the Phantoms it may be late. So let’s be thankful that the Flyers are about to be back.

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