GLENS FALLS -- The month of March finds the Adirondack Phantoms largely on the road. Ten of their 15 games are played away from home.
Friday’s game at Binghamton is the third of seven consecutive games on the road. The Phantoms head from there to Hershey, Pa., and then on to Norfolk, Va. They then return home for a day of practice before heading back on the road to Connecticut.
That presents an issue for the Phantoms, who are an even 14-14 at home but 9-17 on the road.
Head coach Terry Murray said that it might be as simple as a stress on home games for other teams.
“Everyone puts more value on the points and it’s just a harder, grittier (game) and the value of home games is stressed by every coach,” he said.
Murray also said that Wednesday night was an example of the Phantoms not having their “A game” on the road as they got off to a slow start and lost 6-3 to Portland.
The Phantoms held on to the puck too long and made decisions slowly, which created mistakes.