February 2, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers left wing Tye McGinn (15) makes a pass against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Hurricanes, 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins down Phantoms


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The only thing the Phantoms were good at doing in their last game, was fighting and letting too many goals into their net. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Phantoms straight up destroyed the Adirondack Phantoms shutting them out 3-0.

It took a little time, but halfway into the first period, the Penguins got their lead with a goal from Warren Peters.  PIMs were pretty even for the team’s but in the second period it began to get a bit rough.

Both teams had trouble getting to the net, most likely due to all the roughing they were doing. Near the end of the period,  a fight broke out, between Phantoms’ Cullen Eddy and Penguins’ Adam Payerl. The fight seemed to bring more momentum to the Penguins as Alex Grant scored a late period goal against Cal Heeter to increase the Penguins lead to two goals.

The third period was just as rough with another fight breaking out between Oliver Lauridsen and Zach Sill. Sill also got two minutes for instigating the fight in addition to a 10 minutes misconduct due to it. Despite getting the two man advantage for instigation, the Phantoms didn’t bank on it.

Late in the last period, Peters sealed the Penguins win with another goal to lead them 3-0.

The Phantoms biggest problem has always been that they take too many penalties. With the NHL back they also have had to adjust their lines and call up players from the Trenton Titans, so they are just not adjusting to losing some key players.

This may also be why the Flyers are struggling. The rookies are bringing mistakes that should stay in the AHL into the NHL and it is really affecting the Flyers chances at a playoff run.

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