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Munroe Money For Phantoms
Philadelphia Wins 2-1 In Shootout Behind Backstop's 41 Saves
Sunday, March 11, 2007
By Brian Smith
PORTLAND, MAINE - Scott Munroe threw the Philadelphia Phantoms on his back Sunday, making 41 saves in regulation and a perfect four in the shootout to lift his team to a 2-1 shootout win over the Portland Pirates on the road Sunday afternoon.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the game. Joe Motzko carried a puck into the Phantoms zone and kept moving to the net before stuffing a puck high to the glove side of Munroe. The unassisted marker came at 4:03.
Portland nearly held the advantage for the rest of the game, but the Phantoms finally got on the board with 6:45 remaining in the third period. Denis Tolpeko had the puck on the right side and centered for Boyd Kane, who tipped it past Sebastien Caron to tie affairs at 1-1. Mark Cullen added an assist on the play.
After a scoreless overtime period, the teams decided matters in a shootout. Cullen opened the shootout by going top-shelf to Caron's glove side, and Matt Ellison followed with a shot that wiggled through Caron's pads. At the other end, Munroe denied all four Portland attempts he faced.
Philadelphia Phantoms 2 at Portland Pirates 1 - Status: Final SO
PHI Shots: 6 6 6 1 TOTAL: 19
Power Play Conversion
Start : 4:08 PM
Attendance : 0
Referee I: Terry Koharski (89)
LINESMAN I: Steve Glines (27)