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Road report: Penguins 5, Phantoms 4 (SO)

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  • Road report: Penguins 5, Phantoms 4 (SO)

    There were some things to like in the Phantoms effort on Wednesday night. They scored four goals, their most since in the last five games. They rallied from a 2-0 hole. Three different lines scored. Captain Jared Ross broke a 20-game scoreless streak. Josh Beaulieu is finally healthy. But the bottom line is that points are precious in this division and they left a key one on the table by blowing a 3-2 lead.

    Here are some things to dislike: Stefan Legein sat out with a flu-like illness. They gave up another shorthanded breakaway goal, the third time in*their last six games. *(Rochester, Norfolk, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton). The first two were game-winners and Wednesday’s tied the game. That’s just unacceptable.

    A couple of other quick hits:

    – Mika Pyorala had the secondary assist on the first goal to give him his* first AHL point. I was off Sunday but watched the game and meant to say that I thought he played much better. He had a couple of strong chances.

    – Looks like Denis Bodrov has replaced Sean Curry in the lineup. Third straight time Curry’s been a healthy scratch. Bodrov has looked good for the most part, but coughed up the turnover that led to Rochester’s game-winner on Sunday.

    – Pat Maroon has points in all five games since his return and has seven points in his last five games.

    – Tim