Toronto, ON – The Adirondack Flames ended their weekend on a down note, as they dropped a 2-0 decision to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.
The Flames were shutout for just the second time this season. Brad Thiessen made 18 saves in defeat for the Flames, who ended their weekend with two points from three games.
The Flames conceded the opening goal as Byron Froese beat Thiessen from the right hand circle to make it 1-0 Toronto. Froese collected a nifty drop pass from Connor Brown and buried his shot for his fourth goal of the season. Defenseman Blake Kessel also had an assist on the play.
The second period came and went with neither team finding the back of the net, as the middle stanza saw just nine total shots on goal. Thiessen turned away four shots during the second, while his Toronto counterpart, Garret Sparks, made five saves.
The third period nearly saw a deadlock equal to the second, but the Marlies iced the game with 33 seconds to play as Brandon Kozun put the puck into an empty net with Thiessen pulled in favor of an extra attacker. Sam Carrick got the assist on the play as he shot the puck the length of the ice and hit the post, with Kozun following the puck and tapping it home.
Adirondack will be back home this Wednesday, December 31st, for a New Year’s Eve tilt with the Toronto Marlies. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with an indoor fireworks show to occur after the game. Tickets are still available for that contest and all remaining Flames’ home games. Visit the Flames box office, call 518-480-3355, or order online at glensfallscc.com to be a part of a New Year’s Eve celebration with the Flames.
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