CALGARY, AB -- The Adirondack Flames (31-24-8) clawed their way back into the postseason picture last week, picking up three points in three outings, and forward Kenny Agostino played a key role in their success.
The 22-year-old picked up four points in a trio of games, scoring two goals and picking up two assists. He now is fourth in scoring amongst current Adirondack skaters with nine goal and 29 points in 54 games.
On Wednesday, Agostino scored Adirondack's second goal in a 4-3 shootout setback to Rockford and picked up the primary assist on Ben Hanowski's third period tally that sent the game into extra time.
The Flames were blanked by the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday but the following night, Agostino was able to pick up a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over the Griffins. He opened the scoring just 18 seconds into the game and then collected a helper on Emile Poirier's second period marker. He was named the game's first star for his efforts.
The Flames acquired the forward in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Mar. 27, 2013 which saw Jarome Iginla sent to Pittsburgh in exchange for Agostino, Hanowski, and a first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft (Morgan Klimchuk - 28th overall).
The Adirondack Flames currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the AHL's Western Conference. They are back in action on Wednesday when they host the Hamilton Bulldogs.