Flyers Country: The Adirondack and Greenville swap

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Nic Riopel, who was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week earlier this season, has been called up to the Phantoms. (ECHL)

Nic Riopel, who was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week earlier this season, has been called up to the Phantoms. (ECHL)

In the game against the Ottawa Senators Monday night, Flyers forward Daniel Carcillo suffered a sprained left knee. General Manager Paul Holmgren has announced Carcillo will be out at least three weeks.

Three of Greenville’s players were loaned to AHL teams Wednesday night, and it just so happened they would be facing each other. Goaltender Nic Riopel and defenseman Cullen Eddy were recalled by the Adirondack Phantoms and defenseman Julien Brouillette was recalled by the Charlotte Checkers. That same day, the Phantoms and Checkers played against each other. All three returned to Greenville Thursday.

The Phantoms tried the approach of call ups once again Friday when they brought back up Eddy and Riopel, but also included Shane Harper this time. In return, the Phantoms sent goaltender Brian Stewart and forward Garrett Klotz to Greenville.

Greenville’s players continued to move around Saturday when goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris was recalled to the Portland Pirates of the AHL.


Two of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference squared off Monday night in Philadelphia. The Flyers came out on top of the Senators, 5-1. Sergei Bobrovsky received his 10th consecutive start in net. James van Riemsdyk returned to the lineup after being benched the past four games. He replaced the injured Andreas Nodl, who blocked a shot two games ago against the Florida Panthers. In the last 10 games, the Flyers own a 9-0-1 record, have out-scored the opponents 44-17, and Bobrovsky has come away with a 1.70 GAA and .946 SV%. Needless to say, the Flyers are on a roll, firing on all cylinders. It is tough to find any weaknesses in this team right now.

08:43 of the 1st: PHI Danny Briere (9) – Assists: Andrej Meszaros (5) & Sean O’Donnell (1)
10:40 of the 1st: OTT Jason Spezza (5) – Assists: Alex Kovalev (4) & Peter Regin (9)
12:17 of the 1st: PHI Darroll Powe (3) – Assists: Kimmo Timonen (10) & Claude Giroux (10)
18:31 of the 2nd: PHI Claude Giroux, PPG (10) – Assists: Mike Richards (11) & Chris Pronger (6)
06:13 of the 3rd: PHI Mike Richards, SHG (7) – Assists: None
07:43 of the 3rd: PHI Mike Richards (8) – Assists: Braydon Coburn (4) & Claude Giroux (11)

(W) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (11-2-1): 28 saves on 29 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) OTT Brian Elliott (9-5-0): 41 saves on 46 shots – 60:00 TOI

The 10-game point streak for the Flyers was snapped Tuesday night when they faced their Northeast-leading Montreal Canadiens. Carey Price stood on his head and was the difference maker in the game, stopping all 41 shots Philadelphia threw at him to preserve a 3-0 win. Bobrovsky played his 11th consecutive game and showed some signs of fatigue in the game. Nodl returned to the lineup for the injured Carcillo.

09:36 of the 1st: MTL Michael Cammalleri, PPG (5) – Assists: Brian Gionta (5) & Andrei Kostitsyn (7)
13:48 of the 2nd: MTL Tomas Plekanec (7) – Assists: Brian Gionta (6) & Travis Moen (3)
06:24 of the 3rd: MTL Brian Gionta, PPG (5) – Assists: Tomas Plekanec (13) & PK Subban (7)

(L) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (11-3-1): 25 saves on 28 shots – 59:30 TOI
(W) MTL Carey Price (11-5-1): 41 saves on 41 shots – 60:00 TOI

A wild game took place in the Wells Fargo Center Thursday night between the Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Four goalies were used and in the end, 15 goals were scored. Steven Stamkos scored a hat trick for the Lightning as they pulled off a 8-7 win over the Flyers. Bobrovsky started the night in net, but was pulled during the first intermission after allowing 4 goals on 11 shots.

04:21 of the 1st: PHI Andreas Nodl (4) – Assists: Nikolay Zherdev (1) & Mike Richards (12)
05:01 of the 1st: PHI Nikolay Zherdev (6) – Assists: Matt Carle (5) & Mike Richards (13)
08:20 of the 1st: TBL Steve Stamkos, PPG (17) – Assists: Martin St. Louis (15) & Dan Ellis (1)
08:36 of the 1st: TBL Adam Hall (3) – Assists: Nate Thompson (5) & Victor Hedman (7)
09:51 of the 1st: PHI Jeff Carter (9) – Assists: James van Riemsdyk (5) & Sean O’Donnell (2)
13:59 of the 1st: TBL Ryan Malone, PPG (3) – Assists: Martin St. Louis (16) & Teddy Purcell (8)
15:34 of the 1st: PHI Braydon Coburn (1) – Assists: Matt Carle (6) & Ville Leino (13)
18:04 of the 1st: PHI Danny Briere (10) – Assists: Scott Hartnell (7) & Sean O’Donnell (3)
18:18 of the 1st: TBL Brett Clark (4) – Assists: Dominic Moore (3) & Victor Hedman (8)
04:11 of the 2nd: TBL Steven Stamkos (18) – Assists: Martin St. Louis (17) & Mike Lundin (5)
04:59 of the 2nd: PHI Nikolay Zherdev (7) – Assists: Darroll Powe (4) & Chris Pronger (7)
09:27 of the 2nd: PHI Andrej Meszaros (1) – Assists: James van Riemsdyk (6) & Blair Betts (4)
09:41 of the 2nd: TBL Steve Downie (3) – Assists: Martin St. Louis (18) & Steven Stamkos (15)
18:59 of the 2nd: TBL Steven Stamkos, PPG (19) – Assists: Teddy Purcell (9) & Martin St. Louis (19)
05:19 of the 3rd: TBL Nate Thompson (3) – Assists: Dana Tyrell (2) & Sean Bergenheim (5)

PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (11-3-1): 7 saves on 11 shots – 20:00 TOI
(L) PHI Brian Boucher (1-3-1): 18 saves on 22 shots – 38:14 TOI
TBL Dan Ellis (5-4-2): 6 saves on 10 shots – 15:34 TOI
(W) TBL Mike Smith (5-3-0): 19 saves on 22 shots – 44:26 TOI

The Flyers got back on track Saturday night with a 5-4 shootout win over the Washington Capitals. Philadelphia took a 3-1 lead in the third period, but their penalty problems allowed the Capitals to climb back into the game with 3 power play goals in the third to send it to overtime. In their first shootout of the regular season, Brian Boucher, who started over Bobrovsky, stopped all three Washington players while Danny Briere scored the lone goal of the shootout.

08:10 of the 1st: WSH Marcus Johansson (2) – Assists: Jason Chimera (6) & Matt Bradley (5)
13:11 of the 2nd: PHI Claude Giroux, PPG (11) – Assists: Chris Pronger (8)
17:47 of the 2nd: PHI Mike Richards (9) – Assists: Scott Hartnell (8) & Matt Carle (7)
09:40 of the 3rd: PHI Jeff Carter (10) – Assists: Chris Pronger (9)
11:03 of the 3rd: WSH Nicklas Backstrom, PPG (7) – Assists: Alex Ovechkin (16) & Brooks Laich (9)
11:31 of the 3rd: WSH Jason Chimera, PPG (4) – Assists: Matt Hendricks (4) & Tomas Fleischmann (5)
13:53 of the 3rd: PHI Andreas Nodl (5) – Assists: James van Riemsdyk (7) & Mike Richards (14)
19:21 of the 3rd: WSH Eric Fehr, PPG (4) – Assists: Brooks Laich (10) & Alexander Semin (12)

WSH Nicklas Backstrom – Save
PHI Claude Giroux – Save
WSH Alex Ovechkin – Save
PHI Danny Briere – Goal
WSH Alexander Semin – Miss

(W) PHI Brian Boucher (2-3-1): 33 saves on 37 shots – 64:43 TOI
(L) WSH Michal Neuvirth (12-3-1): 31 saves on 35 shots – 64:53 TOI

Adirondack tried a new approach to help turn their season around Wednesday night against Charlotte. They brought in Riopel and Eddy from Greenville and Riopel got the nod as starter. Two of the three Greenville call-ups were chosen as a star in the game (Riopel and Brouillette). Riopel made 24 saves in the game and kept the Phantoms within one, by the Phantoms lost to the Checkers, 2-1.

09:23 of the 2nd: ADK Andrew Rowe (5) – Assists: Cullen Eddy & David Laliberte
10:53 of the 2nd: CHA Bobby Sanguinetti (1) – Assists: Stefan Chaput
14:59 of the 2nd: CHA Drayson Bowman (2) – Assists: Zach Boychuk

(L) ADK Nic Riopel (0-1-0-0): 24 saves on 26 shots – 58:48 TOI
(W) CHA Justin Pogge (5-3-1-0): 23 saves on 24 shots – 59:56 TOI

Ben Holmstrom kept the Phantoms’ hopes alive when he tied the game in the third period Friday against Charlotte, but Bobby Sanguinetti dashed their hopes when he scored the overtime game winner. The Phantoms were able to walk away with a point in the 4-3 loss, giving them 8 total on the season. Harper assisted on two of the three Phantoms’ goals in his first game with the team.

14:36 of the 1st: CHA Jacob Micflikier, PPG (8) – Assists: Oskar Osala & Chris Terry
01:34 of the 2nd: CHA Zach Boychuk (8) – Assists: Brett Carson
06:43 of the 2nd: ADK Matt Clackson (1) – Assists: Greg Moore & JP Testwuide
12:54 of the 2nd: ADK Eric Wellwood (5) – Assists: Shane Harper
16:25 of the 2nd: CHA Bryan Rodney, PPG (1) – Assists: Jerome Samson & Zach Boychuk
02:20 of the 3rd: ADK Ben Holmstrom (4) – Assists: Erik Gustafsson & Shane Harper
01:37 of OT: CHA Bobby Sanguinetti (2) – Zach Boychuk & Chris Terry

(L) ADK Johan Backlund (3-8-2-0): 33 saves on 37 shots – 61:37 TOI
(W) CHA Mike Murphy (5-4-0-2): 38 saves on 41 shots – 61:37 TOI

In Riopel’s second start with the team, the Phantoms lost, 3-1, to the Norfolk Admirals. The lone goal for the Phantoms came on the power play from David Laliberte.

08:05 of the 1st: ADK David Laliberte, PPG (3) – Assists: Eric Wellwood & Denis Hamel
19:16 of the 1st: NOR Alex Berry (4) – Assists: Juraj Simek & Mark Barberio
18:19 of the 2nd: NOR Alex Berry (5) – Assists: Marx-Antoine Pouliot & Ty Wishart
02:20 of the 3rd: NOR Mike Angelidis (3) – Assists: Stefano Giliati & Radko Gudas

(L) ADK Nic Riopel (0-2-0-0): 28 saves on 31 shots – 58:52 TOI
(W) NOR Dustin Tokarski (4-1-2-0): 21 saves on 22 shots – 59:40 TOI

Greenville faced the South Carolina Stingrays for the fourth time this season Tuesday night, but fell, 3-1, to them. South Carolina has evened the season series, 2-2. Grumet-Morris made his third start of the season stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced.

04:35 of the 1st: SC Maxime Lacroix, PPG (6) – Assists: Tommy Goebel & Bryan Schmidt
01:33 of the 3rd: SC Maxime Lacroix (7) – Assists: Tommy Goebel
14:49 of the 3rd: GRN Brendan Connolly (8) – Assists: Brandon Wong
19:30 of the 3rd: SC Nikita Kashirsky, PPG-EN (5) – Assists: Tommy Goebel & Patrick Cullity

(L) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (1-2-0-0): 34 saves on 36 shots – 59:52 TOI
(W) SC Todd Ford (1-1-0-0): 16 saves on 17 shots – 60:00 TOI

Grumet-Morris received his second win of the season Thursday night as Greenville defeated the Wheeling Nailers, 4-2. Eddy, Brouillette and Riopel returned to Greenville from the Phantoms and Checkers in time to play in the game.

05:56 of the 2nd: GRN Shane Harper, PPG (3) – Assists: Jimmy Kilpatrick & Brendan Connolly
06:27 of the 2nd: GRN Marc-Olivier Vallerand (4) – Assists: TJ Reynolds & Connor Shields
13:00 of the 2nd: WHL Ben Street (2) – Assists: Andrew Lord & Kyle Bushee
17:17 of the 2nd: GRN Brendan Connolly (9) – Assists: Shane Harper & Wes Cunningham
05:54 of the 3rd: GRN Mark Voakes, PPG (5) – Assists: Justin Bowers & Paul McIlveen
11:19 of the 3rd: WHL Kris Vernarsky (3) – Assists: Jason DeSantis & Hunter Bishop

(W) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (2-2-0-0): 31 saves on 33 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) WHL Patrick Killeen (6-3-0-0): 29 saves on 33 shots – 59:45 TOI

Greenville rolled through the Nailers Friday night with a 6-2 win. Jimmy Kilpatrick scored his first goal as a Road Warrior and assisted on two goals while Justin Bowers put in a 3-point night as well.

07:05 of the 1st: GRN Justin Bowers, PPG (6) – Assists: Mark Voakes & Jimmy Kilpatrick
03:16 of the 2nd: WHL Andrew Lord, PPG (5) – Assists: Jason DeSantis & Kyle Bushee
06:06 of the 2nd: GRN Marc-Olivier Vallerand, SHG (5) – Assists: TJ Reynolds & Brandon Wong
09:41 of the 2nd: GRN Connor Shields (3) – Assists: Brendan Connolly & Brandon Wong
16:04 of the 2nd: GRN Blake Partlett (1) – Assists: Justin Bowers & Jimmy Kilpatrick
03:30 of the 3rd: WHL David Marshall (7) – Assists: Mikael Bedard
11:26 of the 3rd: GRN Jimmy Kilpatrick (1) – Assists: Justin Bowers & Mark Voakes
17:10 of the 3rd: GRN Marc-Olivier Vallerand (6) – Assists: Sean Berkstresser

(W) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (3-2-0-0): 30 saves on 32 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) WHL Mattais Modig (1-5-0-0): 18 shots on 24 saves – 60:00 TOI


The Flyers will face the Canadiens at home Monday night, which is predicted to be an explosive game after the last time to two teams met. They will then travel out west for Wednesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild before returning home to play their Black Friday afternoon game against the Calgary Flames. On Saturday the Flyers will head up the turnpike for another day game, facing the divisional rival New Jersey Devils for the first time.

The Phantoms return home Wednesday to face the Hamilton Bulldogs for the first time and the Admirals on Friday. They hit the road on Saturday to take on the Hershey Bears.

Greenville finish their home stand Sunday against the Gwinnett Gladiators before hitting the road. Wednesday night, the Road Warriors face of the Nailers and then travel to take on the Kalamazoo Wings Thursday and Friday.


Philadelphia Flyers
13-6-2 — 28 pts (1st in Atlantic Division, 2nd in Eastern Conference)

Adirondack Phantoms
3-14-2-0 — 8 pts (8th in East Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)

Greenville Road Warriors
9-4-1-0 — 19 pts (1st in South Division, 2nd in Eastern Conference)


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