Scott Munroe

Munroe the Magnificent stars as Phantoms rout Crunch

Scott Munroe was the silent hero on Sunday afternoon, as he stopped 42-of-43 shots while the rest of the Phantoms uncharacteristically came together as a team and took it to the Syracuse Crunch by a 6-1 score in front of 3,076 fans at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Adirondack (19-24-3) had something to prove after a week of drama on and off the ice including a loss at Syracuse on Friday night. Goals by Erik Gustafsson, Matt Mangene, Jeff Dimmen and David Laliberte  chased starter Riku Helenius out of the net after two periods, while Cullen Eddy and Laliberte tallied in …

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Flight Plan: On the Road Again

After a four game home stand which saw them earn seven of a possible eight points, the Philadelphia Flyers start a five game road trip Monday night. This week, the Flyers’ schedule has them doubled up on back-to-backs as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets, the New Jersey Devils, and the Montreal Canadiens. As of right now, Philadelphia is sitting in 10th place, and is looking up at every single one of their opponents in the standings over the seven-day stretch. If they want to put themselves back into contention, they’ll need to build on their …

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RICE & MICE: What’s all the fuss about deer antler spray?

The latest buzz about performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is all about the deer antler spray. I know I’ve heard plenty of people wondering aloud what exactly deer antler spray is, followed up by wondering if something like that would actually work. Deer antler spray, also known as deer antler velvet, is a supplement made from, you guessed it, deer antlers. Male moose, elk, and deer produce and shed antlers every year as do female reindeer and caribou. When the antlers begin to grow, they are covered with a highly vascular and innervated skin, called velvet (literally because it looks and …

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Ftorek’s Blast Gives Kalamazoo 2-1 OT Win Over Titans

The Trenton Titans may have outshot the visiting Kalamazoo Wings 46-27, but the hosts fell 2-1 in overtime last night at the Sun National Bank Center. Sam Ftorek had the game-winner for Kalamazoo with 1:01 left in overtime, while former Trenton Devil Joel Martin stopped 45 shots for the Wings. Brett Lysak had the opening goal for the visitors, while Jacob Cepis’ 14th of 2012-2013 was the lone goal for Trenton. Scott Wedgewood had 25 saves on 27 of the shots the Wings threw at him, as the overtime loss concluded the Titans’ 1-1-1 homestand. The decisive goal came when the …

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Flyers send Hurricanes home with another Saturday loss

Danny Briere scored his second goal of the season at 1:47 of overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers sent Carolina Hurricanes home with a loss for the second straight Saturday, winning 4-3. Briere took an outlet pass from Nicklas Grossmann along the boards, crossed up the defense, and sent a wrist shot, which deflected off the far post and then off the backside of ‘Canes goalie Cam Ward and over the goal line. Ilya Bryzgalov came up huge again for the Flyers stopping 30-of-33 shots. The Flyers finished their four-game home stand with a record of 3-0-1, collecting seven of eight …