The Phantoms won the shootout, 2-1, as Denis Hamel and Brock Trotter each scored.
Adirondack built a 2-0 lead before the Pirates started a comeback with less than two minutes in the second period.
Ryan Duncan snapped a shot from the bottom of the right circle, beating Phantoms netminder Jason Bacashihua, who finished the night with 27 saves, at 18:07 of the second period as the Pirates pulled to within a goal, 2-1, after converting on the five-on-three power play.
Nearing the midway point of the third period, Portland tied the game as Ethan Werek, who scored his first career goal in Glens Falls back on Dec. 12, scored his second goal in as many games, picking up his own rebound and stuffing it by Bacashihua at the 6:37 mark of the period.
Both teams had an opportunity to take the lead, including Adirondack’s Ben Holmstrom, who was awarded a penalty shot with 15 minutes left in the game, only to be stopped by Pirates goalie Justin Pogge (25 saves) in his third consecutive start.
Forward Mike Testwuide opened the scoring for the Phantoms when he found the rebound at his feet and knocked it by Pogge with only six minutes left in the first period.
At 3:35 of the second period, while on their first power play of the game as a result of a charging call on Maxim Goncharov, Eric Wellwood made it 2-0 as he fired a shot from the right to beat Pogge stickside.
After a scoreless overtime, Hamel opened the scoring in the shootout in the second round followed Trotter, who finished the night with an assist for at least a point in nine of his last 10 games, scoring 12 points (4g, 8a) in that span.
The game was finally decided in the 12th round of the shootout, establishing a new record for the Pirates, that was previously 10 rounds set back on Jan. 2, 2010 in Manchester, a 4-3 Pirates victory, as Tyler Brown banked a shot off Pogge, beating the goalie between the legs.
The Pirates still earn a point – something they’ve done for three consecutive games since the Christmas break – and sit in 10th in the Eastern Conference, a point behind both Adirondack and the Albany Devils.
NOTES: The Pirates were without Marc-Antoine Pouliot after he was recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes earlier in the day, and Andy Miele, who was re-assigned to Portland, but could arrive in time because his flight left too late… The Pirates are also without Spencer Bennett, who suffered a broken wrist in practice on Thursday and is list as out indefinitely. Colin Long (concussion like symptoms) and Mathieu Beaudoin (hand) are still out due to injury. Alex Bolduc is still rehabbing his injured shoulder and could be ready for contact by next week. Mathieu Brodeur was the only healthy scratch for the Pirates.