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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 3-18-09: Second Period

Incidentally, Miroslav Satan did join the baby Penguins and is currently in their lineup. He has been on the ice a LOT in thie early second period, He and his line have drawn a penalty against the Phantoms. Szwez will sit.

So far, the Phantoms' PK has been very effective. We did have a somewhat alarming sequence when Munroe had to clap his mitt over a loose puck right in front of the crease. Kalinski actually took the puck out from under his own goalie's glove and cleared it down the ice to make certain that it was out of the danger zone.

Sirianni scores to tie the game! 1-1! Great job, Rob. :)

Munroe has been absolutely superb in preserving the tie, including one deflection where the unfortunate Penguin Bissonnette had the puck ricochet off his face. OUCH. He made a beeline up the tunnel for repairs.

Our PK has served us well during this period, as well. This is what we need to keep doing, not just for the rest of the game but for our upcoming games, too.

SCOOOORE with a surprise deflection in front of the net! We're trying to determine if it was Kalinski or Szwez who scored it. Szwez is getting the credit, with assists from Curry-the-Dman and Nodl. 2-1 Phantoms, late in the second period.

Wow, Matsumoto/Laliberte/Maroon really have had some great opportunities so far in this game. They just created at least their third great scoring chance of the night. If they keep it up, they're sure to figure in the box score. They'll be very deserving if they come out of this game with some more points added to their respective totals.

Yikes... Kalinski just went flying into the Wilkes-Barre net after a defenseman swatted the puck off his stick. Fortunately, he's getting up and is OK.

The second period is over with the Phantoms leading 2-1. Considering we only got five shots in the entire period, as opposed to the 13 that the Penguins got, the fact that we took the lead is even more impressive.

Now we need to WIN THE THIRD PERIOD. Wilkes-Barre is going to come out of the gate FLYING In the third; I'm sure of it.

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