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Thunder Advance to Eastern Conference Final with 5-1 Win Over Admirals

May 14, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Adirondack Thunder News Release

GLENS FALLS - Filip Engaras recorded a hat trick as the Adirondack Thunder advanced to the Eastern Conference Final with a 5-1 victory over the Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday night at Cool Insuring Arena.

Early in the game, Adirondack took a 1-0 lead as Filip Engaras put in a loose rebound past goaltender Yaniv Perets. The goal was Engaras' second of the playoffs with assists from Andre Ghantous and Travis Broughman just 2:05 into the game. Adirondack took the one-goal lead into the intermission along with an 11-10 shot advantage.

Norfolk tied the game in the second period on the power play as Brady Fleurent tapped in a loose puck to the right is Isaac Poulter. The goal by Fleurent was his fourth of the playoffs with assists from Danny Katic and Dennis Smirnov at 5:12 to even the score 1-1.

Tristan Ashbrook got the lead back for Adirondack at 7:53 of the second period. Ashbrook took a pass from Shane Harper in the hash marks and lifted a wrist shot over the right shoulder of Yaniv Perets for his seventh of the playoffs. Harper and Yushiroh Hirano were credited with the assists for a 2-1 lead.

The Thunder took a two-goal lead in the second period as Filip Engaras scored his second of the game and third of the playoffs on the power play. Engaras sent a shot top shelf just under the cross bar for a 3-1 lead with assists from Andre Ghantous and Ryan Smith at 14:58 of the second frame. Adirondack took a 3-1 lead into the third and a 22-19 shot advantage.

In the third period, Filip Engaras recorded the hat trick at 8:40 and Shane Harper gave Adirondack a 5-1 lead at 10:28 with his fifth of the playoffs. Isaac Poulter denied 31 of 32 shots in the win.

The Thunder will face the Florida Everblades in the Eastern Conference Final with Game 1 on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. and Game 2 on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at Cool Insuring Arena. Tickets are on sale now. Fans can also get tickets by visiting the SeatGeek Box Office at Cool Insuring Arena, or the Thunder Front Office.

Season tickets for the 2024-25 season are on sale now! For more information on ticket packages, call the front office at 518-480-3355. For all the latest Adirondack Thunder news, follow the team on all social media @ECHLThunder.

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