Pre-Game vs. Manchester 12/15
The Phantoms enter the game on a 1-5-1 slide. They go with Cal Heeter between the pipes. Manchester, Brayden Schenn's former club, will counter with Peter Mannino. Zack FitzGerald took warmups for the Phantoms, but it looks like he'll be the scratch. Oliver Lauridsen is in for Erik Gustafsson, who was limping after blocking a shot Friday. It's Gustafsson's 24th birthday. Some gift.
The Monarchs are a team that doesn't allow many goals. They've averaged 2.6 against per night through their first third of the season. And the Phantoms are a team that doesn't score many goals, averaging 2.46 per night. We'll see if that trends holds up tonight.
I didn't catch Manchester's lines, but I'll update them during the first period. Adirondack kept only one line intact from Friday night's 3-0 shutout loss to Syracuse. That was the top line with Tye McGinn, Jason Akeson and Schenn, who had a hat trick against the Monarchs last month.
Referee: Ryan Murphy. Linesmen: Steeve Lemay, Frank Murphy.