May 4, 2008 |
Chris Minard's goal a little more than two minutes into overtime completed a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rally and led the Penguins to a 5-4 AHL East playoff win over the Phantoms last night at the Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza. The winning goal was Minard's second score of the night, and it forced a one-to-one tie in the best-of-seven East Division finals. The Penguins had trailed by 4-1 with less than four minutes left in regulation before they launched a three-goal attack to tie the score.
February 17, 2007 |
Ryan Potulny scored twice in the shoot-out and goalie Scott Munroe made 33 saves last night to lead the Phantoms to a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates. Niko Dimitrakos scored in regulation in the AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum as the Phantoms (19-27-2-5) snapped a two-game losing streak. Joe Motzko had a goal for Portland (23-20-2-7), while goalie Sebastien Caron stopped 21 shots. With the score tied, 1-1, after overtime, Potulny was successful on the Phantoms' first try during the shoot-out.
March 30, 2006 |
It's a good thing Ryan Potulny was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award this season, because he won't be around for his senior season at the University of Minnesota. The 6-foot, 192-pound junior center, a third-round draft pick of the Flyers in 2003, agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.6 million yesterday. The 21-year-old Potulny won't win the Hobey Baker Award, either. Even though he made the original cut list, he was not among the finalists announced this week: Denver defenseman Matt Carle, Boston College forward Chris Collins and Wisconsin goaltender Brian Elliott.
January 17, 2007 |
Ryan Potulny had some pretty good teammates in Phil Kessel, Thomas Vanek and Keith Ballard at the University of Minnesota. Seldom does anyone come out of the Golden Gophers' program and not make it somewhere. These days, Potulny has already made it to the NHL with the Flyers. His bigger task now is remaining in the lineup, given the expected return of center Mike Richards and winger Geoff Sanderson tomorrow, against the New York Islanders. Potulny, a 22-year-old center from Grand Forks, N.D., has four goals, four assists and two game-winning goals this season.
February 4, 2010 |
Despite a strong performance, the Flyers fell to the NHL's worst team last night, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Edmonton Oilers at sold-out Rexall Place. Former Flyer Ryan Potulny scored a power-play goal with 16.1 seconds left to give the Oilers the win. Potulny, acquired for Danny Syvret in 2008, tapped a pass from Sam Gagner past Michael Leighton. "It's a tough loss," said Leighton, who finished with 26 saves. "We should have gotten at least one point out of it. We just have to learn from it and have a big game in Minnesota" on Saturday.
October 15, 2007 |
Darren Reid and Stefan Ruzicka each had two goals last night as the Phantoms beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-2, in an American Hockey League game at the Wachovia Spectrum. The win kept the Phantoms unbeaten at 5-0 and completed a home-and-home weekend sweep of the Penguins. Ryan Potulny scored the Phantoms' other goal, giving them a 1-0 lead in the opening minute. Phantoms goalie Scott Munroe saved 23 of 25 shots. Wilkes-Barre's Ty Conklin made 32 saves.
January 20, 2008 |
The Binghamton Senators scored three shorthanded goals last night in a 5-3 AHL win over the Phantoms at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Justin Mapletoft scored two shorthanders, both in the first period. After a goal by Ryan Potulny made it 2-1, the Senators answered with another shorthanded goal, this one by Denis Hamel. His shot from near the center red line traveled about 95 feet and eluded goalie Scott Munroe to make the score 3-1. It also ended Munroe's night.
March 18, 2007 |
Jakub Klepis scored two goals to lead the Hershey Bears to a 5-2 win over the Phantoms in an American Hockey League game at the Giant Center last night. Ryan Potulny, who had scored twice Friday night, and Triston Grant scored for the Phantoms. But after Grant narrowed the deficit to 3-2 just before the end of the second period, the Phantoms could not score again. Martin Houle took the loss with 26 saves, while Maxime Daigneault earned the win with 18 saves on 20 opportunities for Hershey.
April 6, 2008 |
Kyle Greentree scored 1 minute, 39 seconds into overtime and the Phantoms took a 2-1 win from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penquins in the AHL last night. The Phantoms' Ryan Potulny scored his 20th goal of the season midway through the first period for a 1-0 lead. The team had clinched a Calder Cup playoff berth with an overtime loss in Bridgeport, Conn., on Friday night. With the playoff berth sercured, coach Craig Berube went with Michael Teslak, who got his first AHL start since joining the team in March.
March 22, 2008 |
Stefan Ruzicka and Ryan Potulny scored in the shoot-out to lead the Phantoms to a 5-4 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL. Jared Ross scored with just over three minutes left in the game at the Wachovia Spectrum to force overtime. Hartford had scored three straight goals to wipe out a 3-1 Phantoms lead and go ahead, 4-3. The Phantoms' starting goaltender, Martin Houle, had to leave the game at the end of the first period due to an unspecified injury with the score tied, 1-1. He was replaced by Scott Munroe.