There will be playoff hockey in Lehigh Valley!
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have clinched a playoff berth by earning a point tonight against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Phantoms entered tonight’s game with a magic number of one and they earned that point by going to overtime.
Taylor Leier tied the game up midway through the third period for the Phantoms who held on for the point before winning 2-1 in a shootout. Alex Lyon made 33 saves in relief of Anthony Stolarz who was injured early in the first period.
Corban Knight sniped a goal in the third round of the shootout.
Then Lyon shut the door.
It’s the first playoff berth for the Phantoms since moving to Lehigh Valley. The last time they made the playoffs was in 2009, which was their final season in Philadelphia at the Spectrum.
The Phantoms will finish out their season this weekend with a home game on Friday night against the Providence Bruins before travelling to Binghamton to take on the Senators on Saturday night.
The Flyers aren’t in the playoffs, but we’ll be able to root on the Phantoms in late April and hopefully early May!
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Sons of Penn Radio (January 23rd)
On this week of SOP Radio, we celebrate a thrilling overtime victory, discuss Dave Hakstol’s coaching decisions, and forecast potential trade opportunities and prospect development.