PHILADELPHIA 3, ALBANY 0
Philadelphia scored once in each period, and goaltender Scott Munroe turned in a 31-save shutout performance as the Phantoms took a 3-0 road win over Albany in a Saturday afternoon matinee at the Times Union Center.
It marked the Phantoms’ first visit to Albany since Apr. 24, 2008, when they took a 3-2 win over the River Rats in five overtimes, the longest game in AHL history. That came in Game 5 of the East Division Semifinals, a series Philadelphia would eventually win in seven games.
On Saturday, Downie put Philadelphia on top 1-0 at 17:46 of the first period on an unassisted goal.
Maroon extended the lead at 10:59 of the middle stanza, with Nate Guenin and Munroe, the goaltender, picking up helpers. Syvret then sealed the win with an empty-net marker at 19:45 of the third period.
Munroe, who registered four shutouts last season, picked up his first of the campaign. The win snapped Philadelphia’s five-game losing skid overall.
Albany fell to 0-3-1-0 in its last four outings.