After playing only one overtime game through the first 21 games of the season, the Phantoms played past regulation in back-to-back games. Sunday, it didn't end the way Adirondack wanted.
Despite coming off a strong performance and a shutout victory over Syracuse, the Phantoms played a lackluster game on Sunday and fell to Providence, 3-2, in overtime.
The Bruins controlled the game from the start, outshooting the Phantoms 9-1 in the first nine minutes. They struggled, however, to turn those shots into goals at first. The Phantoms killed two penalties in the first half of the frame, but the Bruins eventually got through.
With 4:47 left in the period, Jamie Tardif raced down the right wing and fired a shot over goaltender Scott Munroe's shoulder to put the Bruins on the board.
Tye McGinn answered early in the second period for the Phantoms. He and Erik Gustafsson had a two-on-one after a good chip from Jason Akeson and Brayden Schenn. McGinn sent the puck over to Gustafsson early and the defenseman passed it right back to McGinn, who fired it past goaltender Niklas Svedberg.
Tardiff gave the Bruins back the lead with a power play goal at 14:51. Ryan Spooner took a shot from the right faceoff circle and Tardiff jumped on the rebound for his second goal of the game.
The Phantoms came on stronger in the third period, the only frame in which Adirondack outshot Providence. Late in the frame, Jeff Dimmen tallied his first goal of the season to tie the game 2-2.
Akeson sent a pass down low to McGinn who sent it over to Dimmen who had made his way off the blue line and scored on a one-timer.
Though it's previous overtime games were kind to Adirondack, this one was not. Kyle MacKinnon scored of the first shot of the extra time. He showed off his speed, racing down the middle of the ice and beat Munroe stick-side for the game-winner.
Munroe saw 47 shots and made 44 saves, one short of his season high.
Zack FitzGerald was back in the lineup as a forward and Dimmen played his third game of the weekend after being a scratch the past month with an injury.
Ben Holmstrom missed his first game of the season with a lower-body injury, an injury which will keep him out of the lineup for an extended period of time according to team sources. Marc-Andre Bourdon continues to recover from illness and Oliver Lauridsen from an upper-body injury. Mike Testwuide and Matt Ford were once again healthy scratches.