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2010-12-13T00:17:00Z 2010-12-13T00:21:44Z Phantoms give up leads twice in lossStaff report Glens Falls Post-Star
December 13, 2010 12:17 am  • 

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Adirondack Phantoms twice coughed up one-goal leads as the Connecticut Whale rallied for a 4-3 victory in front of a crowd of 3,318 at the XL Center on Sunday.

It was the second game in a row the Phantoms lost after leading.

Adirondack (4-22-2-0) has lost three of its last five games by one goal.

Danny Syvret, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Luke Pither scored for the Phantoms.

Nic Riopel took the loss, falling to 0-5.

Before the game, the Phantoms recalled goalie Brian Stewart from Greenville of the ECHL. Michael Leighton rejoined the Phantoms.

The Phantoms led 1-0 and 2-1. But each time they surrendered the tying goal less than four minutes later.

After Bourdon's goal, his first of the season, gave the Phantoms a 2-1 lead in the second, Connecticut scored the next three goals, including two from Dale Wiese.

Pither gave the Phantoms life with a goal with 6:56 remaining, but the Phantoms couldn't get the equalizer.

Pither has scored in back-to-back games and has three goals in his last four games.

All of his career goals have come in the last nine games.

Loose pucks: Forward Michael Ryan rejoined the lineup after missing Saturday's game with an injury.

Whale 4, Phantoms 3

Adirondack                 0 2 1 - 3

Connecticut                0 2 2 - 4

First Period - No Scoring. Penalties - Newbury Ct (tripping), 0:49; Kolarik Ct (interference), 5:44; Hamel Adk (hooking), 5:46; Clackson Adk (fighting), 8:25; Soryal Ct (fighting), 8:25.

Second Period - 1, Adirondack, Syvret 4 (Holmstrom, Gustafsson), 6:14 (PP). 2, Connecticut, Kolarik 10 (Zuccarello), 9:14. 3, Adirondack, Bourdon 1 (Holmstrom, Bordson), 12:39. 4, Connecticut, Williams 15 (Zuccarello, Newbury), 15:06 (PP). Penalties - Bickel Ct (holding), 4:48; Dupont Ct (slashing), 5:48; Marshall Adk (interference), 14:13; Marshall Adk (roughing), 16:50; Rinaldo Adk (roughing), 16:50; Bickel Ct (roughing, roughing), 16:50; Valentenko Ct (hooking), 17:52.

Third Period - 5, Connecticut, Weise 4 (Kolarik, Tessier), 2:48. 6, Connecticut, Weise 5 (Kolarik, Tessier), 11:36. 7, Adirondack, Pither 5 (Hamel, Walker), 13:06. Penalties - None.

Shots on Goal - Adirondack 15-10-8-33. Connecticut 9-9-9-27.

Power Play Opportunities - Adirondack 1 / 5; Connecticut 1 / 2.

Goalies - Adirondack, Riopel 0-5-0 (27 shots-23 saves). Connecticut, Talbot 4-2-1 (33 shots-30 saves).

A - 3,318

Referees - Chris Cozzan (18).

Linesmen - Brent Colby (7), Derek Wahl (46).

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