Flyers Country: Western blues

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Julien Brouillette (No. 10) is tied with the team lead with a plus-16.(Naples News)

Julien Brouillette (No. 10) is tied with the team lead with a plus-16.(Naples News)

The Flyers recalled Erik Gustafsson from the Phantoms Wednesday as insurance for Kimmo Timonen, who left Tuesday’s game early due to a lower-body injury. Timonen did play Thursday.

The Phantoms recalled Cullen Eddy from the Road Warriors Friday to replace Gustafsson.

The ECHL announced it’s starting lineup for the All-Star Game in Bakersfield on Jan. 26, 2011. Greenville’s Brendan Connolly and Julien Brouillette were chosen as starters.

Greenville added two new faces to their team Friday with the signing of Neil Graham from the Southern Professional Hockey League and they received Lee Baldwin on reassignment by the New York Rangers from the Connecticut Whale.

Justin Bowers were recalled to the Portland Pirates of the AHL on Friday.

PUCK ROUNDUP

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
The Flyers returned to the ice after an eight day layoff between games Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. One could predict what would happen to a team that has only played two games in 10 days, and the Flyers were no exception as they were handed a 6-2 loss. Brian Boucher received the start, but was pulled after he allowed three goals in a span of five minutes and 21 seconds.

Scoring:
15:46 of the 1st: VAN Manny Malhotra (6) – Assists: Christian Ehrhoff (12) & Raffi Torres (6)
00:56 of the 2nd: VAN Ryan Kesler (18) – Assists: Kevin Bieksa (6)
02:30 of the 2nd: VAN Daniel Sedin (19) – Assists: Alexandre Burrows (10) & Henrik Sedin (37)
03:29 of the 2nd: PHI Danny Briere (17) – Assists: Ville Leino (17)
05:21 of the 2nd: VAN Ryan Kesler, PPG (19) – Assists: Henrik Sedin (38) & Christian Ehrhoff (13)
00:51 of the 3rd: VAN Jannik Hansen (4) – Assists: Daniel Sedin (26) & Henrik Sedin (39)
07:47 of the 3rd: VAN Jeff Tambellini (9) – Assists: Ryan Kesler (15)
13:14 of the 3rd: PHI Jeff Carter (14) – Assists: Danny Briere (10) & Claude Giroux (16)

Goaltending:
(L) PHI Brian Boucher (7-4-2): 24 saves on 28 shots – 25:21 TOI
PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (15-5-3): 19 saves on 21 shots – 34:39 TOI
(W) VAN Roberto Luongo (17-8-3): 35 saves on 37 shots – 60:00 TOI

The Flyers got themselves back into the win column Thursday night on their second game of the western swing. Michael Leighton made his first appearance for the Flyers since the Cup loss in June, and after a couple bad goals in the beginning, he was able to settle in and help give the Flyers a 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Mike Richards had a 4-point night (2G, 2A) and Claude Giroux had a 3-point night, all coming in assists.

Scoring:
02:39 of the 1st: LAK Ryan Smyth (13) – Assists: Rob Scuderi (9) & Jarret Stoll (14)
06:47 of the 1st: PHI Danny Briere (18) – Assists: Mike Richards (22) & Matt Carle (15)
11:04 of the 1st: LAK Justin Williams (15) – Assists: Drew Doughty (17) & Anze Kopitar (26)
15:48 of the 1st: PHI Mike Richards (12) – Assists: Claude Giroux (17) & Sean O’Donnell (8)
04:05 of the 2nd: PHI Scott Hartnell (9) – Assists: Claude Giroux (18) & Darroll Powe (8)
05:11 of the 2nd: PHI Mike Richards (13) – Assists: James van Riemsdyk (9) & Danny Briere (11)
08:11 of the 2nd: LAK Jack Johnson, PPG (4) – Assists: None
11:00 of the 2nd: PHI Jeff Carter, PPG (15) – Assists: Mike Richards (23) & Claude Giroux (19)
14:17 of the 2nd: PHI James van Riemsdyk, PPG (8) – Assists: None
17:12 of the 2nd: LAK Ryan Smyth, PPG (14) – Assists: Jarret Stoll (15) & Drew Doughty (18)
09:10 of the 3rd: PHI Ville Leino (9) – Assists: Jeff Carter (16) & Andreas Nodl (6)

Goaltending:
(W) PHI Michael Leighton (1-0-0): 32 saves on 36 shots – 59:47 TOI
(L) LAK Jonathan Bernier (4-5-0): 16 saves on 22 shots – 33:12 TOI
LAK Jonathan Quick (18-8-1): 5 saves on 6 shots – 25:43 TOI

The goalie-go-round of the Flyers landed on Sergei Bobrovsky Friday night, but the Flyers could not pull off a win to finish off 2010. They fell to the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2. The Flyers have one game left on the trip out west and hope to come back with a .500 record, but they face a team in Detroit where they have not won since 1988.

Scoring:
05:10 of the 1st: ANA Jason Blake (7) – Assists: Toni Lydman (12) & Jonas Hiller (1)
03:58 of the 2nd: ANA Lubomir Visnovsky (6) – Assists: Teemu Selanne (23) & Saku Koivu (10)
05:58 of the 2nd: ANA Jason Blake, PPG (8) – Assists: Joffrey Lupul (2) & Saku Koivu (11)
08:15 of the 2nd: PHI Andreas Nodl (9) – Assists: Matt Carle (16) & Jeff Carter (17)
03:30 of the 3rd: PHI Jeff Carter (16) – Assists: None
05:40 of the 3rd: ANA Bobby Ryan (15) – Assists: Toni Lydman (13) & Corey Perry (23)
16:50 of the 3rd: ANA Lubomir Visnovsky (7) – Assists: Teemu Selanne (24) & Brandon McMillan (4)

Goaltending:
(L) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (15-6-3): 22 saves on 27 shots – 59:51 TOI
(W) ANA Jonas Hiller (18-13-3): 35 saves on 37 shots – 60:00 TOI

ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS
The Phantoms took to the ice Sunday to face the Binghamton Senators. But the break cost the Phantoms any momentum they had from their two back-to-back wins. Instead, the Phantoms suffered their biggest defeat of the season, falling 7-1.

Scoring:
05:43 of the 1st: BNG Zach Smith, PPG (6) – Assists: Derek Smith
11:53 of the 1st: BNG David Hale (2) – Assists: Kaspars Daugavins & David Dziurzynski
14:49 of the 1st: ADK Ben Holmstrom (7) – Assists: Zac Rinaldo & Erik Gustafsson
17:30 of the 1st: BNG Bobby Butler (17) – Assists: Corey Locke & Colin Greening
18:38 of the 1st: BNG Zack Smith (7) – Assists: Erik Condra & Jim O’Brien
10:53 of the 2nd: BNG Colin Greening (10) – Assists: Corey Locke & Bobby Butler
19:15 of the 2nd: BNG Erik Condra (11) – Assists: David Dziurzynski
03:46 of the 3rd: BNG Kaspars Daugavins (5) – Assists: Patrick Wiercioch & Geoff Kinrade

Goaltending:
(L) ADK Nic Riopel (2-6-0-0): 29 saves on 36 shots – 60:00 TOI
(W) BNG Barry Brust (11-8-2-1): 36 saves on 37 shots – 60:00 TOI

The Phantoms won their fourth game in their last eight Tuesday night when they won 2-0 over the Syracuse Crunch. The shutout was the first of the season for the Phantoms and the first for Nic Riopel in the AHL. Greg Moore scored his first goal of the season.

Scoring:
02:31 of the 2nd: ADK Greg Moore (1) – Assists: Zac Rinaldo
09:59 of the 3rd: ADK Luke Pither (6) – Assists: Rob Bordson & Matt Clackson

Goaltending:
(W) ADK Nic Riopel (3-6-0-0): 26 saves on 26 shots – 59:54 TOI
(L) SYR Jean-Philippe Levasseur (5-7-1-2): 24 saves on 26 shots – 58:19 TOI

The Phantoms ran head on into the N0. 3 team in the AHL in the Manchester Monarchs Wednesday. Riopel was lit up for 6 goals in two periods and was replaced with Brian Stewart. The Phantoms ended Manchester’s bid for a shutout just shy of halfway through the third period with Eric Wellwood‘s eighth goal of the season.  The Phantoms fell, 6-2, to the Monarchs.

Scoring:
16:13 of the 1st: MCH Dwight King, PPG (9) – Assists: Bud Holloway & Justin Azevedo
16:35 of the 1st: MCH Richard Clune (3) – Assists: David Meckler & John Zeiler
03:53 of the 2nd: MCH Jordan Nolan, SHG (3) – Assists: Viatcheslav Voynov & Andrei Loktionov
04:51 of the 2nd: MCH David Kolomatis (2) – Assists: Justin Azevedo & Dwight King
06:02 of the 2nd: MCH John Zeiler (1) – Assists: David Meckler & Viatcheslav Voynov
06:38 of the 2nd: MCH Richard Clune (4) – Assists: John Zeiler
09:20 of the 3rd: ADK Eric Wellwood, PPG (8) – Assists: Andrew Rowe & Luke Pither
11:57 of the 3rd: ADK Greg Moore (2) – Assists: Denis Hamel

Goaltending:
(L) ADK Nic Riopel (2-7-0-0): 16 saves on 22 shots – 26:38 TOI
ADK Brian Stewart (0-5-0-0): 16 saves on 16 shots – 33:22 TOI
(W) MCH Martin Jones (11-2-0-0): 20 saves on 22 shots – 59:52 TOI

The Phantoms finished off the year in style with a 3-2 shootout win over the Springfield Falcons on New Year’s Eve. Stewart received his first AHL win of the season. The Phantoms seem to be entering the new year in high spirits after winning five of their last 10 games.

Scoring:
06:31 of the 1st: ADK Jon Kalinski, SHG (4) – Assists: None
13:05 of the 2nd: SPR David Savard (2) – Assists: Theo Ruth & Steven Goertzen
17:07 of the 2nd: SPR Maksim Mayorov (9) – Assists: Trevor Frischmon & Nick Tarnasky
03:18 of the 3rd: ADK Greg Moore (3) – Assists: Luke Pither & Denis Hamel

Shootout:
ADK Denis Hamel – No Goal
SPR Matt Calvert – No Goal
ADK Michael Ryan – Goal
SPR Maksim Mayorov – No Goal
ADK Greg Moore – No Goal
SPR Tomas Kubalik – No Goal
ADK Eric Wellwood – No Goal
SPR Nikita Filatov – No Goal
ADK Luke Pither – Goal

Goaltending:
(W) ADK Brian Stewart (1-5-0-0): 27 saves on 29 shots – 65:00 TOI
(L) SPR David LeNeveu (10-8-1-2): 31 saves on 33 shots – 65:00 TOI

Stewart received back-to-back starts and wins Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the Albany Devils. After going 33 games without a tally, Moore has now gone four straight games with a goal. This is the Phantoms fifth win in seven games. Could this be the start of an amazing turnaround for the team?

Scoring:
00:32 of the 2nd: ALB Michael Swift, PPG (11) – Assists: Chad Wiseman & Matt Anderson
05:18 of the 2nd: ADK Michael Ryan (4) – Assists: Eric Wellwood
16:06 of the 3rd: ADK Greg Moore (4) – Assists: Denis Hamel & Luke Pither

Goaltending:
(W) ADK Brian Stewart (2-5-0-0): 18 saves on 19 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) Jeff Frazee (9-10-0-2): 31 saves on 33 shots – 58:57 TOI

GREENVILLE ROAD WARRIORS
The Road Warriors continue to hold on to the top spot in the league with their 5-1 win over the South Carolina Stingrays Monday night. Dov Grumet-Morris shows no signs of fatigue as he starts his 10th consecutive game. He has gone 8-1-0-1 in those last 10 and allowing two or less goals in nine of the games.

Scoring:
02:40 of the 2nd: GRN Brandon Wong (8) – Assists: Connor Shields & Chris Chappell
03:47 of the 2nd: GRN Chris McKelvie (1) – Assists: Justin Bowers & Sam Klassen
08:46 of the 3rd: GRN Chris Chappell (1) – Assists: None
11:44 of the 3rd: GRN Justin Bowers, PPG (10) – Assists: Mark Voakes & Wes Cunningham
14:17 of the 3rd: SC Tommy Goebel (7) – Assists: Rob Ricci & Matt Scherer
14:29 of the 3rd: GRN Chris Chappell (2) – Assists: Blake Parlett & Connor Shields

Goaltending:
(W) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (13-3-0-1): 28 saves on 29 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) SC Todd Ford (7-5-0-0): 26 saves on 31 shots – 60:00 TOI

In a close game Wednesday night, the Road Warriors edged by the Stingrays with a 4-3 shootout win that went five rounds. With one game remaining this week against South Carolina, Greenville has taken two of the games so far in their attempt to widen the gap over rival Florida Everblades. Grumet-Morris leads the league in wins (14) and goals-against average (1.98). In fact, he is the only goaltender in the ECHL with a GAA less than 2.00.

Scoring:
02:04 of the 1st: GRN Justin Bowers, PPG (11) – Assists: Jimmy Kilpatrick & Wes Cunningham
13:28 of the 1st: GRN Sean Berkstresser (2) – Assists: Trevor Glass & Chris McKelvie
01:20 of the 2nd: SC Josh Godfrey (9) – Assists: None
02:14 of the 2nd: SC Trent Campbell (4) – Assists: Bryan Schmidt & David de Kastrozza
12:42 of the 2nd: SC Trent Campbell (5) – Assists: Rob Ricci & Tommy Goebel
08:36 of the 3rd: GRN Justin Bowers (12) – Assists: Mark Voakes & Jimmy Kilpatrick

Shootout:
GRN Mark Voakes – Goal
SC Rob Ricci – No Goal
GRN Justin Bowers – No Goal
SC David de Kastrozza – Goal
GRN Brandon Wong – Goal
SC Trent Campbell – Goal
GRN Jimmy Kilpatrick – No Goal
SC Jake Kauswirth – No Goal
GRN Marc-Olivier Vallerand – Goal
SC Tommy Goebel – No Goal

Goaltending:
(W) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (14-3-0-1): 35 saves on 38 shots – 64:43 TOI
(L) SC Todd Ford (7-5-0-1): 26 saves on 29 shots – 65:00 TOI

The Road Warriors couldn’t complete the week sweep of the Stingrays as they were shutout 2-0 Friday. Greenville still holds a 3-point lead over Florida in the division.

Scoring:
06:22 of the 1st: SC Nate Kiser (1) – Assists: Trent Campbell & David de Kastrozza
19:41 of the 2nd: SC Pierre-Luc O’Brien (8) – Assists: None

Goaltending:
(L) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (14-4-0-1): 26 saves on 28 shots – 58:27 TOI
(W) SC Jared DeMichiel (9-5-0-0): 19 saves on 19 shots – 60:00 TOI

THE WEEK AHEAD

The Flyers finish up their road trip Sunday against the Detroit Red Wings and Thursday against the struggling New Jersey Devils. They return home Saturday to face the Devils once more.

The Phantoms hope to keep their winning ways alive on the road starting Sunday when they face the Rochester Americans and battle again with the Devils Wednesday. They continue with two games against the Abbotsford Heat Friday and Saturday.

The Road Warriors start the New Year with a game at home against the Wheeling Nailers Sunday and have a three-day layoff  before a three-game tilt with the Gwinnett Gladiators Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

STANDINGS

Philadelphia Flyers
23-10-5 – 51 pts (2nd in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference)

Adirondack Phantoms
9-25-2-0 – 20 pts (8th in East Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)

Greenville Road Warriors
22-7-1-1 – 46 pts (1st in South Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)

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