Alex Lyon. Alex [redacted] Lyon.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms closed out their first-round series against the Providence Bruins with an overtime win on Saturday night. It was a thrilling victory for the Phantoms, who won by a final score of 4-3 to take the best-of-five series, 3-1.
The Phantoms were outshot in the game, but Alex Lyon came up big throughout regulation and even bigger in overtime. Lyon made several great saves in the extra session to keep the game tied, allowing Max Lamarche to win it in the final minutes of the first overtime.
Lyon made 49 saves on 52 shots in total, including 16 of 18 in the third period and all 14 in overtime. He was named the first star of the game for his efforts, and he kept his night going with a great postgame interview.
“Great job to the fans, holy fuck.”
What a legend.
Lyon and the Phantoms will now take on the Charlotte Checkers in the Second Round best-of-seven series starting on Friday night.
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