If you think it’s really hard to be a Flyers fan right now, imagine what it’s like to be a Adirondack Phantoms fan. There’s a trickle down effect happening to the Flyers with their AHL team. If their AHL team is this bad, how do you expect the NHL team to be any better?
The Phantoms continued to show why they are in the last place of the AHL last week by splitting their two game header against the Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday they were successful by winning 4-1. Erik Gustaffson, Tye McGinn and Danny Syvret scored the goals for the Phantoms, with McGinn getting a second goal in the third period.
Devante Smith-Pelly was the only player on the Admirals to get past Phantoms goalie Brian Boucher. The win was a great triumphant for the Phantoms, but this late in the season it’s not really going to matter.
The next day the teams played a rematch and it looked like the Phantoms forgot what they were doing. They dropped a 3-0 shutout to the Admirals.
The Biggest differences between the two games was that the Phantoms were raking in the penalty minutes. It seems that every time they learn from these mistakes they keep going back to these standbys. There was also a fight in the beginning of the first period between Zack FitzGerald and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.
The Phantoms made a lot of mistakes but so did the Admirals. The Phantoms had 23 penalty minutes and the Admirals were behind them with 21. This was the major factor that wrecked the Phantoms chances of winning.
Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on Twitter @Dmvasso.