The Flames had another solid week, going 2 and 1 in three games. Their only loss (2-1) was to Utica - but was their best effort against the Comets to this season. They have not beaten the Comets in 6 games - which is clearly the standing difference between the two teams. Adirondack then shutout Rochester (4-0) and handled San Antonio (6-2) on Saturday and Tuesday respectively at the GFCC.
The line of Emile Poirier, Bill Arnold and Sven Baertschi has been playing very well the last couple weeks. Over these three games, Poirier had 2 goals and 2 assists, Baertchi added 2 goals and the gritty Arnold had a goal and assist. This line has clearly found some chemistry - and now needs to insure they can consistently add offense each game.
In the win against San Antonio, six differently players scored (Acolatse, Wotherspoon, Knight, Hathaway, Hanowski, and Wolf). The Flames have benefited from balanced scoring all season - with sixteen players having ten points or more.
Corban Knight has been playing very well since returning New Years Eve from a hand injury. He has three goals and an assist in the last four games.
It was announced last night that Corey Potter and Markus Granlund have been sent back to Adirondack. (Ed. Well, Potter at least - Granlund's recall came an hour after initial posting.)
Adirondack takes on Oklahoma City at home on Friday and is at Utica on Saturday this week. The Flames remain in fourth place in the Western Conference, but the teams trailing them have a few games in hand.