Not one of the Phantoms lines defensive pairings remained intact from Friday night's game at Albany to Saturday's against Rochester.
Terry Murray said he changed everything in reaction to what happened to the lackluster 5-1 loss to Albany.
Not even the scratches remained the same. Mike Testwuide and Zack FitzGerald got into their first games and Tyler Brown, Matt Ford and Cullen Eddy returned to the lineup. (sidenote: Testwuide scored a goal and scoring a goal in his first game got Shane Harper a spot on the first line),
Saturday night, Eric Wellwood, Garrett Roe, Matt Mangene, Jeff Dimmen and Oliver Lauridsen were scratched.
The only line or pairing that could have been expected was Gustafsson and Bourdon who had been on separate lines in games and practice since before Bourdon sat out the team's trip to St. John's due to injury.
The first line of Zolnierczyk-Couturier-Ford looked good. Couturier had assists on both Phantoms goals and the line was buzzing around trying to make things happen all game.
The rest of the lines were: Rinaldo-Schenn-Harper; McGinn-Holmstrom-Bordson; Brown-Johnston-Testwuide.
The other defensive pairings were: Manning-Eddy; Syvret-FitzGerald.
We could likely see it all changed again for Sunday's game at Syracuse. Murray said he made the changes because he wasn't happen with what he saw Friday and he certainly didn't like what he saw Saturday either.