With losing Tye McGinn, again, to the Flyers, the Phantoms were losing a key play maker as they went into a game against the Connecticut Whale last Wednesday. They fought to the very end only to lose 6-5 in overtime.The Whale started out early with a goal from Brandon Mashinter. The Phantoms tied the game up later in the first period on the power play with a goal from Danny Syvret. They looked like they could come back, but then the Whale took the lead late in the first on a power play goal from Brandon Segal.
In the second period, the Whale continued their reign of terror on Brian Boucher‘s net by scoring three goals in the period. Goal scorers were Jason Wilson, Kelsey Tessier and Micheal Haley (on the PP). With the 5-1 lead things were looking really bad for the Phantoms, but Harry Zolnierczyk managed a power play goal at the end of the period to try to get his team back in the game.
In the third period, the Phantoms got into gear by scoring three more goals to tie it up and go to an overtime period. They looked like a different team thanks to goals from Rob Bordson, Jason Akeson and Marcel Noebels.
While it was an impressive comeback, unfortunately they were outdone by the Whale in overtime when Brandon Segal sniped a goal past Boucher to win the game 6-5 for Connecticut.