WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 - PHANTOMS vs. ALBANY RIVER RATS - 7:05, WACHOVIA SPECTRUM
The Phantoms face the Albany River Rats (Carolina Hurricanes) this Wednesday for the seventh time this season. With a record of 31-34-3-4, the River Rats sit in sixth place in the East Division with 69 points, but have been eliminated from playoff contention. The Phantoms have prevailed in four of the six games against the River Rats. Jakub Petruzalek is Albany's top scorer with 17 goals and 33 assists for a total of 50 points.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 - PHANTOMS vs. NORFOLK ADMIRALS - 7:15, NORFOLK SCOPE
SATURDAY, APRIL 4- PHANTOMS vs. NORFOLK ADMIRALS - 7:15, NORFOLK SCOPE
SUNDAY, APRIL 5 - PHANTOMS vs. NORFOLK ADMIRALS - 5:05, WACHOVIA SPECTRUM
The Phantoms will face the Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning) in three consecutive games this weekend. Norfolk, which is also out of playoff contention, starts the week in seventh place in the East Division with a record of 29-36-3-5 for 66 points. Zenon Konopka is Norfolk's top scorer with 16 goals and 38 assists for 54 points, while Brandon Bochenski is Norfolk's leading goal scorer with 27 goals.
The Phantoms welcomed RW Mario Kempe and D Joonas Lehtivuori last week following the conclusions of their seasons in Sweden and Finland, respectively. Both are Flyers draft picks - Kempe a 5th rounder in 2007 and Lehtivuori a 4th-rounder in 2006. Andreas Nodl, who was recalled yesterday by the Flyers, was returned to the Phantoms today.
THICK OF THE PLAYOFF RACE
With wins in three of last week's four games, the Phantoms have closed within four points of the Binghamton Senators with a game still in hand. The Phantoms have eight games remaining to Binghamton's seven. Philadelphia plays Albany and Hershey twice each, and Norfolk three times.
ONLY THREE GAMES LEFT AT THE SPECTRUM
There are just three regular season games remaining at the Wachovia Spectrum! Two of them are this week - Wednesday vs. Albany and Sunday vs. Norfolk! Don't miss your chance to catch one of the final hockey games in the historic building.
SPECTRUM ICE GIVEAWAY THIS SUNDAY
On Sunday, the Phantoms will give away the Spectrum's ice to the first 5,000 fans through the door, courtesy of Wachovia. The Phantoms took actual ice shaved from the Spectrum rink and placed it in an attractive glass bottle featuring the Phantoms logo. It has of course melted and is now water, but it's a genuine piece of the Spectrum for you to take home.
PETER WHITE TO JOIN PHANTOMS HALL OF FAME
The Phantoms will induct all-time franchise leading scorer Peter White into the Phantoms Hall of Fame this Sunday prior to the game against Norfolk. White will join Frank Miceli in the 2009 Hall of Fame class. Fans will receive the 2009 Phantoms Hall of Fame Poster as they leave the building.
If you can't make the final game, the next-to-last game on Sunday is the one you want to make! Tickets are still available at the Wachovia Complex box office, online at Phantomshockey.com or by calling 800-298-4200.
ADULT TICKETS $10; KIDS TICKETS $5
All regular adult seats are now $10 and all seats for kids 14 and under are now just $5 for the rest of the 2008-09 season. Come relive all your great memories of the Spectrum with the best entertainment deal in Philadelphia! More information is available at Phantomshockey.com.
SIRIANNI NOMINATED FOR REEBOK/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Phantoms nominated Rob Sirianni for Reebok/AHL Player of the Week again this week. Sirianni posted four goals in the weekend's two games - a hat trick on Saturday against the Griffins, and a goal in Sunday's 4-1 win.
NEWS AND NOTES
When Rob Sirianni and Jonathan Matsumoto posted hat tricks on Saturday night against Grand Rapids, it marked the first time in Phantoms franchise history that any two players from the same team, Phantom or opponent, had posted a hat trick in the same game. The only other Phantoms game to feature two hat tricks was a 5-4 win at Rochester on March 25, 1998, when Philadelphia's Mike Maneluk and Rochester's Mike Casselman each posted hat tricks... Sirianni, an ECHL callup who's been playing on a PTO basis all season, is second on the team in scoring over its last 10 games with six goals and three assists for nine points... Philadelphia's two wins against Grand Rapids this weekend were just the second and third times the Phantoms have ever beaten the Griffins at the Spectrum.
PHANTOMS HOCKEY ON THE INTERNET
The Phantoms have joined with the rest of the American Hockey League in forming AHL Live, a brand-new way to catch Phantoms hockey on the Internet. Once again this year, all Phantoms games, home and away, can be viewed online at www.ahllive.com. The video broadcasts are $6 per game, and a full-season pass can be purchased for $140. Also once again this year, fans can listen to just the audio portion of all games free of charge at Phantomshockey.com.
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