The DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms traveled to The Spectrum on Sunday to face the Guildford Flames. Following Saturday nights penalty shootout victory in Sheffield, the Phantoms were looking to make it a 4 point weekend.
As with the previous night the opening period remained scoreless with netminders James Hadfield and Janis Auzoins the busiest men on the ice as both teams failed to take advantage of a number of 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 powerplays.
Period 2 saw the game change as the hosts took a 3-0 lead in a 5 minute spell midway through the period with Owen Fussey scoring the games first on 28.33. David Longstaff converted a powerplay at 32:04 and Andrew McKinney made it three just 28 seconds later.
The fighting spirit of the Phantoms showed, as they refused to let the 3 goals put them off. With the Flames players spending more and more time in the penalty box it was only a matter of time before the Phantoms would break Hadfields shutout and on 35.44 an Edgars Apelis powerplay goal cut the difference to 3-1. Two minutes later and Apelis turned the provider as he fed the puck to Alan Lack to make it 3-2 going intothe break.
An early goal from Darius Pliskauskas on 45.14 pulled the game back to all square and it was suddenly the Phantoms who were looking the more dangerous of the two teams. The 3rd goal signalled the end of Hadfields game as he was replaced by Gregg Rockman.
Flames regained the lead on 52.41 when with Cam McGiffin sitting a slashing call, GB International Danny Meyers fired past Auzins. The goal didn;t dent the Phantoms resolve and Baranyk came close shortly after to drawing the teams level once more.
With the clock running down the Phantoms pulled Auzins for the extra skater, but could only watch on as Curtis Huppe netted an Empty Net Goal in the final minute to give the homeside a 5-3 hard fought victory.
Man of the Match went to Danny Meyers for the Flames and Cam McGiffin for the Phantoms.