The Goalie Carousel between Glen Falls and Philadelphia continues!
Last week the Flyers decided to swap Michael Leighton for Brian Boucher, again, despite that Ilya Bryzgalov has gotten nearly every start this season. The Flyers need to find a solid back up. Between Boucher and Leighton, neither of them seem to be it.
So let’s check in with the Phantoms to see if the goalie swap helped them at all.
Well putting Boucher in may have helped the Adirondack Phantoms last Friday as they defeated the Binghamton Senators in a close 3-2 game at Binghamton.
Yay the Phantoms won! It’s a sad time in the state of Philly affiliated hockey when I get excited over one win. Especially when you consider how bad the Phantoms have been doing this season.
I’ve been preaching that the biggest problem with the Phantoms is that they take far too many penalties. Maybe they are starting to listen to me, because they were pretty disciplined in Friday ’s game by only taking eight PIMS in the entire game. Their opponents took 18, and Darren Kramer was even accessed a two-minute unsportsmanlike conduct in the second period.
The Phantoms took all of their penalties in the first period, but they learned from their lesson quickly when the Senators scored first in the first 20 minutes on a power play. The Phantoms got their chance late in the period and Garrett Roe showed the Senator’s penalty kill who was boss by tying up the game.
The Senators didn’t learn from their lesson because with a minute left in the period Matt Mangene scored on the power play to give the Phantoms a 2-1 lead.
The second period was quiet with no scoring despite a lot of power plays for the Phantoms.
In the third period the Senators tried to win it back after the half way point with a game tying goal from Cole Schneider. For the Phantoms Tyler Brown came to the rescue with a late game winner that sealed their victory.
After the successful victory, the Phantoms went on to take on Hershey Bears.
Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on twitter @dmvasso.