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Game Preview: Phantoms vs. Albany Devils

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Adirondack Phantoms (9-10-0-0: NHL - Philadelphia Flyers)

  Albany Devils (4-8-0-5: NHL - New Jersey Devils)

The Phantoms conclude their season-high six-game homestand tonight against one of their biggest rivals, the Albany Devils… After winning their first three games, the Phantoms have dropped two straight during the homestand… The Phantoms have not lost three straight games on home ice since the 2010-11 season (Jan. 28-Feb. 13).

This is the fourth of 12 meetings this season against the Devils with the Phantoms owning a 1-2-0-0 record thus far… Despite holding an edge in the season series, the Devils won both of their games on home ice and dropped their meeting by getting shut out at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Nov. 3… Adirondack owns a lifetime record of 13-1-1-0 against Albany when playing on home ice and last season, the Phantoms went 7-3-0-0 against the Devils to capture the season series award.

The Phantoms come into tonight's game having led after the first period just one time so far this season, a game in which they went on to win… They have trailed after the first nine times, going 2-7 this season… In their last four losses, three times the Phantoms have trailed after the first period, while their last three wins, the Phantoms have been tied after the first.

4. Player to watch PHANTOMS: Harry Zolnierczyk
Harry Z is loving life on home ice, scoring all seven of his goals this season while playing at the Glens Falls Civic Center… Zolnierczyk has scored in six of nine games at home, including twice in last night's loss vs. Binghamton… His seven goals ranks second overall on the team.

5. Player to watch DEVILS: Adam Larsson
The Albany defenseman has five points (2G-3A) in his last seven games for the Devils… Overall, he leads the team defense in points (9), which is also tied for second on the team… Larsson was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in 65 games as a rookie for New Jersey last season.
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