As I stated in my previous blog, the Adirondack Phantoms are the absolute worst team in the AHL right now. They continued to prove that on Wednesday night when the Portland Pirates gave them a 6-3 beating.
The Pirates’ Jordan Szwarz showed that they are better on the penalty kill by scoring the first goal on the game shorthanded. Later in the period Chris Brown (not the singer), got a power play goal, to again tell the Phantoms that they are also terrible on their own penalty kill.
Hope came in the form of Matt Mangene, who scored a late period goal for the Phantoms. The momentum he created did not carry into the second period. The Pirates’ were the only team to score in the second period and increased their lead even more.
They didn’t stop annihilating the Phantoms in the second period, as they continued to onslaught Scott Munroe‘s net in the third. Alexandre Bolduc and Andy Miele logged two more goals for the Pirates before the half way mark of the last period.
Things were looking really bad for the Phantoms, but Mitch Wahl and Jason Akeson were able to get a goal each over Chad Johnson. Unfortunately the Pirates still had a big 5-3 lead over them, but the Phantoms still had a good six minutes left to try to tie up the game.
They couldn’t bank on it, because let’s face it’s the Phantoms and they drop games constantly. The Pirates really sealed their victory with a late game goal from Brett Hextall, leading his team to a 6-3 victory.
So yeah, good job Phantoms at dropping another game. There’s about a month or so left in the AHL season, but let’s be honest, the Phantoms should just try practicing their golf swing now.
The Phantoms will be back on Friday to square off against the Binghamton Senators.