Flames Weekly Rundown
The Flames faced off with the Rochester Americans on Saturday in their only contest of the week. Thanks to a two goal performance by Turner Elson, it was the Flames who emerged victorious by a final score of 3-2.
Saturday 1/31/15: Adirondack Flames 3 - Rochester Americans 2 (Glens Falls Civic Center)
The Adirondack Flames held off a late comeback by the Rochester Americans on Saturday evening, as they defeated the Americans 3-2, in front of 4,317 fans at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
It was the second consecutive win against the Americans in a three game series and the Flames have now won all five games this season against Rochester on home ice. Turner Elson tied a career high, as he found the back of the net twice in the game. It was just the second time that Elson has scored two goals in a game, both coming this season with Adirondack, while Joni Ortio finished the evening with 20 saves.
Flames Quick Hits
- With two goals on Saturday, Turner Elson snapped an 11 game goal scoring drought which dated back to Dec. 12, 2014.
- Sena Acolatse has now scored in two of his last three games, and has four points over his last four games.
Adirondack Flames Team Leaders
Goals: Ben Hanowski/Emile Poirier (12)
Assists: Drew Shore (23)
Points: Drew Shore (32)
Games: Garnet Hathaway (43)
PP Goals: Garnet Hathaway (5)
SH Goals: Turner Elson (1) / (x) Corban Knight (1)
+/- Rating: Corey Potter/Emile Poirier (+10)
PIM: Mathieu Tousignant (79)
GAA: Joni Ortio (2.45)
SV %: Ortio (.918)
Wins: Ortio (19)
Losses: Ortio (8)
GPI: Ortio (29)
Minutes: Ortio (1690:58)
- In 35 games this season with Calgary, Josh Jooris has now recorded 16 points (10-6-16). After playing two games with Adirondack at the start of the season, Jooris was called up to the NHL when David Jones was sidelined due to a lower-body injury. He has remained with Calgary since his initial call-up.
- On January 26, David Wolf was called up to Calgary. This past Saturday, the German forward made his NHL debut in Calgary is a game against the rival Edmonton Oilers. Wolf had one shot on goal, and hit the cross-bar in his team's 4-2 win, and was awarded the fireman's hat for Team MVP following the game.
- Winger Sven Baertschi played his first game since he was last recalled to Calgary and collected an assist on Mason Raymond's second period goal.
- Flames center Max Reinhart currently has 99 AHL points. He is just one away from reaching the 100 point plateau. He has nine total points this season (6-7-13).
- Center Drew Shore is also fast approaching his 100th AHL point. With 32 points already accumulated this season, Shore now has 97 on his AHL career, and is just three shy of the 100 point marker.
Western Conference Standings
Rank Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT GF GA STK P10 S/O PIM
1 * Oklahoma City Barons 45 29 10 3 3 64 0.711 145 122 1-0-1-0 6-2-1-1 0-3 624
2 * Rockford IceHogs 46 26 14 4 2 58 0.630 122 102 0-1-0-0 5-3-1-1 2-2 770
3 * Utica Comets 43 25 12 5 1 56 0.651 113 101 1-0-0-0 3-6-0-1 0-1 528
4 Milwaukee Admirals 43 25 13 2 3 55 0.640 122 100 1-0-0-0 9-1-0-0 2-3 702
5 San Antonio Rampage 43 25 14 4 0 54 0.628 144 133 2-0-1-0 6-3-1-0 4-0 721
6 Adirondack Flames 44 24 16 3 1 52 0.591 124 118 2-0-0-0 5-3-2-0 1-1 769
7 Grand Rapids Griffins 44 23 17 3 1 50 0.568 135 112 0-1-0-0 5-5-0-0 2-1 531
8 Chicago Wolves 45 22 17 5 1 50 0.556 129 116 1-0-1-0 4-4-1-1 0-1 719
9 Hamilton Bulldogs 45 22 17 6 0 50 0.556 119 116 6-0-0-0 7-3-0-0 0-0 796
10 Texas Stars 44 19 15 10 0 48 0.545 127 133 3-0-1-0 4-4-2-0 0-0 515
11 Lake Erie Monsters 42 19 16 4 3 45 0.536 120 139 3-0-2-0 5-3-2-0 0-3 609
12 Toronto Marlies 43 18 17 8 0 44 0.512 96 116 1-0-2-0 5-2-3-0 1-0 654
13 Charlotte Checkers 45 16 23 5 1 38 0.422 97 134 0-2-0-0 4-5-1-0 2-1 849
14 Rochester Americans 45 18 26 1 0 37 0.411 129 143 0-3-0-0 4-6-0-0 2-0 686
15 Iowa Wild 46 15 29 1 1 32 0.348 106 154 0-6-0-0 2-8-0-0 1-1 703
*Denotes Division Leader
The Week Ahead
Wednesday vs. Rochester (Glens Falls Civic Center) - 7:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Flames return to action with a tilt against the Iowa Wild. This will be the second meeting between Adirondack and Iowa this season, as the Flames took the first matchup in Iowa by a 2-1 final.
The Iowa Wild are currently on a six-game losing streak that began after a 1-0 loss against the Rockford IceHogs on January 22. The Wild are currently sitting at the bottom of the West Division and the Western Conference. The Wild are six points behind the Charlotte Checkers in the West Division and five points behind the Rochester Americans in the conference standings.
Offensively, the Wild are led by forward Tyler Graovac with 33 points (16-17-33) in 43 games this season. Rookie Michael Keranen has also contributed to the Wild with 29 points (7-22-29) in 45 games. John Curry has spent the majority of the time between the pipes for the Wild. Curry has played in 21 games this season and amassed 1101 minutes of play. He has a .917 save percentage and has collected an 8-10 record, including a shootout victory. The Wild's two other goalies, Darcy Kuemper and Josh Harding have played in just four combined games, with Kuemper spending much of the season in Minnesota and Harding sidelined with a bout with multiple sclerosis.
Friday & Saturday vs. Utica (Glens Falls Civic Center) -7:00 p.m.
On Friday, the Flames and Comets will kick off a back-to-back, with both games taking place at the Glens Falls Civic Center. These will be the eighth and ninth meetings between these two squads this season, with the Comets having won the first seven.
After a blistering start to the season, the Comets have cooled off just a tad as they now sit in third place in the Western Conference with a 21-12-5-1 record, and 56 points. The Comets also have won just three of their last 10 games.
Offensively, Dustin Jeffrey (13-18-31) and Cal O'Reilly (4-27-31) have been the leading point getters for Utica up to this point, as both have registered 31, while Brandon DeFazio's 12 goals (12-7-19) has him just one behind Jeffrey.
Swedish natives Joacim Eriksson and Jacob Markstrom have become one of the strongest goalie tandems in the AHL for the Comets. Eriksson's 13 wins has him leading the team in that category, while Markstrom's 1.98 goals against average, and .930 save percentage has him atop the Utica goaltending stat sheet.
Upcoming Events and Promotions
When the Flames take on the Wild on Wednesday, it will be a Great Meadow Federal Credit Union Wednesday. Discounted tickets available at all three G.M.F.C.U. Branches, located in Granville, South Glens Falls and Comstock. Tickets are available to the general public. Wednesday will also be the first ever Wild Deal Wednesday. If you buy a ticket to Wednesday's game against the Iowa Wild, you will receive a free ticket to either Friday or Saturday's game, both of which are against the Utica Comets.
Friday against the Comets will be a Flames Friday, presented by Labatt Blue Light. Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light 24oz Bombers will be discounted to $8.00 (from $10.00). This offer will be available until alcohol sales are cut off with 10 minutes left in the third period.
Then on Saturday, it will be Hockey Night in Glens Falls, presented by Bud Light. Pre-game specials will be available at JP Bruno's from 5-6 p.m.
Tickets are available now for those games, and all home games through a pro-rated full season, 12 game, flex pack, or mini pack. Visit the Flames box office, call 518-480-3355, or order online now at glensfallscc.com.
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