April 13, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) prepares to check Philadelphia Flyers left wing Eric Wellwood (47) in the corner during the third period in game two of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at CONSOL Energy Center. The Philadelphia Flyers won 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Phantoms drop three games in a row

Last weekend was another disappointment for the Philadelphia FlyersAHL affiliate  the Adirondack Phantoms. The team lost all three of their games last weekend, as they continued on their path of destruction.

On Friday they fought really hard to get a win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, but the “Baby Pens” were able to get one over them with a overtime goal. The Phantoms lost that game 3-2, but at least they got a point.

Their game on Saturday to the Rochester Americans was yet another disappointment. This game was however another close one, and it went to a shootout win. The Americans took the victory in the end with a 5-4 decision.

Then came the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Sunday night. Not only were the Phantoms defeated, yet again, but they met some very unfortunate injuries. Flyers prospect Eric Wellwood fell awkwardly into the boards on the penalty kill and cut his leg badly with his own skate.

He left the ice without a stoppage of play and was rushed to the hospital for surgery. Now he has returned to Philadelphia to see the Flyers team doctor who is supposed to perform additional surgery on his leg. Wellwood is pretty much done for the season as he cut himself badly with his own skate and may have even torn his tendon. But even Wellwood’s injury could not get the team to rally together. They still lost 4-1 on Sunday to the Tigers.

The Phantoms hope to end their three game skid at home on Friday against the Springfield Falcons.

Deanna Vasso is a staff writer for Broad Street Buzz, you can follow her on Twitter @Dmvasso

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