The Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms both took care of business on Wednesday night. Jake Voracek capped off a 4-3 overtime win for the Flyers, while Morgan Frost had two goals in a 5-4 win for the Phantoms.
It was a back-and-forth affair in Lehigh Valley with the Phantoms and Syracuse Crunch trading goals through the first two periods. Each team scored two in the first and one in the second before the Phantoms pulled ahead in the third.
Frost’s first goal of the game came at the netfront shortly after the Crunch tied the game at 1.
Frost got the zone entry, fired a shot on net, then went to the front and put home a rebound for a 2-1 lead.
It’s good to see Frost confident with the puck on his stick – and he showed more of that later in the game.
Early in the third period, with the Phantoms on a power play, Frost took the puck coast to coast for his second of the night.
☃️☃️Frosty the Goalman☃️☃️ pic.twitter.com/H2axUP0o0W
— LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) January 16, 2020
What a pretty goal by Frost as he split the defense and got in alone against the goalie for the marker.
It was Frost’s first two-goal game as a pro as he continues to build confidence at the AHL level after being sent down.
Frost has three goals and two assists for five points in seven games since being sent back down to the Phantoms earlier this month. Three of those five points came in the past two games with those two goals Wednesday and an assist on Sunday.
“My confidence to make plays will never waver. I think it’s just a matter of executing,” Frost said after the game. “Making sure I’m playing hard and moving my feet and I think I did that pretty well tonight.”
Frost now has 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 23 total games with Lehigh Valley. He is the Phantoms’ All-Star representative for the AHL All-Star Classic on Jan. 26 and 27, the same weekend as the NHL All-Star festivities.
If Frost can build his game back up and work his way into the Flyers lineup he’ll provide a great jolt of skill and talent for the Orange and Black in the second half.