April 20, 2009 |
"Sweet Home Alabama" may be Jared Ross' unofficial theme song, but the Flyers' rookie center looked pretty comfortable in his adopted home yesterday afternoon. Ross, the first player in NHL history from Alabama, scored his first NHL goal to help the Flyers outlast the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3, and get back into this increasingly nasty Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The Huntsville, Ala., native scored with 16 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead.
April 20, 2009
DOUG ROSS lives on the side of a mountain now, separated from a world that moved too fast, used too many things, made too much noise. "He's anti-technology," Jared Ross was saying about his dad after scoring his first NHL goal in the Flyers' 6-3 playoff victory over Pittsburgh yesterday. "No cable. No cell phone. No computer. "He just got an answering machine a couple of weeks ago. " He has a television, though, and 1,500 feet above Huntsville, Ala., his rabbit ears can pick up the NBC affiliate with hardly any snow on the screen at all. "So I'm sitting alone in my front room, talking to my mother," Doug Ross was saying over the phone.
April 2, 2009 |
David Laliberte's hat trick led the Phantoms to a 6-3 win over the Albany River Rats last night in the ever-tightening AHL East race. The Phantoms are just three points behind Binghamton for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division, and have a game in hand. Binghamton lost a shoot-out last night to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Laliberte's effort was badly needed by the Phantoms, who had fallen behind, 3-1, in the Wachovia Spectrum. Laliberte scored less than two minutes into the second period and tied the game 15 minutes later.
March 26, 2009 |
Scott Munroe made 36 saves to lift the Phantoms past the Binghamton Senators, 3-1, last night in an AHL game at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The win pulled the Phantoms within six points of Binghamton in the race for the final playoff spot in the AHL East. Jared Ross put the Phantoms on the board with a little more than five minutes to go in the first period. Jonathon Kalinski and Patrick Maroon scored early in the second period for a 3-1 lead, and Munroe made it stand up. The Senators outshot the Phantoms, 19-2, in the third period but could only get one of those shots past Munroe.
March 22, 2009 |
After battling to a 1-1 tie in overtime, the Phantoms lost a 3-2 shoot-out with the Binghamton Senators last night in an AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. The Phantoms (35-27-5) trail the fourth-place Senators (37-25-8) by eight points for the last playoff spot in the East, but have three games in hand. Rob Sirianni, on a feed from Jared Ross, had given the Phantoms a 1-0 lead in the second period. Ilya Zubov tied it a little more than three minutes later.
March 21, 2009 |
Jonathon Kalinski's goal with 20 seconds remaining in regulation gave the Phantoms a 2-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last night in an AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. The Phantoms (35-27-5) had tied the game when Jared Ross scored on a power play 55 seconds into the third period. Janne Pesonen's power-play goal with 51 seconds left in the first period had given the Penguins (43-23-4) a 1-0 lead that stood until the Phantoms took over down the stretch.
March 8, 2009 |
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers erased a two-goal deficit with a pair of third-period goals and eventually took a 3-2 shoot-out win over the Phantoms last night in an AHL game at the Arena at Harbor Yard. The Phantoms (32-26-4) have not won in two seasons in Connecticut. They took a 2-0 lead in the second period when Jonathan Matsumoto and Jared Ross scored before Bridgeport (38-21-4) tied it in regulation with a pair of goals in the third. In the shoot-out, Ross was the only Phantom to score against goalie Kris Mayotte.
February 22, 2009 |
Keith Aucoin scored as overtime expired to give the Hershey Bears a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Phantoms last night in an AHL game at the Giant Center. The Phantoms (30-24-2-1) got a point to pull within three of Binghamton in the East Division playoff race. Jared Ross' goal with 4 minutes, 57 seconds remaining in the first period gave the Phantoms a 1-0 lead. The Bears tied it 15 seconds into the second period, but the Phantoms went up by 3-1 on goals 37 seconds apart by David Laliberte and Jeff Szwez.
February 21, 2009 |
Patrick Maroon's hat trick in the second period spurred the Phantoms to a 7-2 win over the Portland Pirates last night in an AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Boyd Kane also scored in the second period as the Phantoms built a 5-0 lead. He added a goal in the third. Rob Sirianni and Jared Ross also scored for the Phantoms. Goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 25 of 27 shots for the win. The Phantoms (30-24-1-1) are in fifth place in the East Division, trailing Binghamton by four points for the last playoff spot.