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Adirondack Wins Second Straight

Home Win Streak at Three

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The Flames continued their homestand against the Western Division leading San Antonio Rampage Wednesday evening.  This game was an end to end offensive game that was entertaining for the fans, and likely challenging for the coaching staff's behind both benches.

After dominating the first period and building a 3-1 lead, the Flames gave up four goals in the second period including two power play goals in the second.  The Flames recovered and played a strong third period - taking the win in regulation 7-6.  The Flames (3-5-1) were outshot 42-37.

Observations

  • Flames leading scorer Markus Granlund was recalled by Calgary prior to the game this evening.
  • Special teams - The Flames were 0 for 2 on the penalty kill and 3 for 5 on the power play.
  • Corban Knight scored two goals and Ben Hanowski had a big night with 2 goals and 2 assists.
  • Max Reinhart had his first goal of the season - on a beautiful top corner snapshot. He has had several golden opportunities so far this season with no luck, but tonight has been rewarded for his strong play. He also added an assist.
  • Michael Ferland continued his strong play with a goal and an assist. In nine games, he has 4 goals, 5 assists and is a plus 5.
  • Corey Potter made his first appearance of the season, with solid defensive play and a +2 performance.
  • Joni Ortio got the start and made 36 saves. He made several very strong saves, but also gave up two fairly weak goals.  Team defense was a struggle for the Flames during several stretches this evening.
  • Adirondack has won their last three consecutive games at home

Coach Ryan Huska's post game comments:

Adirondack hosts Canucks affiliate, the Utica Comets, on Saturday evening at the GFCC.