The playoff matchup has been set.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms concluded their regular season with a 4-1 win on Saturday night, as did the Hershey Bears with a 3-0 win. By defeating the Providence Bruins the Hershey Bears clinched the third seed and a matchup with the Phantoms.
The Phantoms and Bears have one of the best rivalries in the AHL, dating back to the Phantoms’ days at the Spectrum. They played in the outdoor game in 2012 at Citizens Bank Park with the Phantoms coming away victorious, and they are set to play outdoors again next year at the AHL Classic at Hershey Stadium.
Take a glimpse at the damage Sam Morin did to a Hershey Bears player a few months ago.
The two teams matched up 12 times during the season, and the Phantoms came away on top. The Phantoms had a 7-4-1 record against the Bears this season.
Here is the schedule for the best-of-five series:
Game 1 – Friday, April 21, 7:05 p.m. – PPL Center
Game 2 – Saturday, April 22, 7:05 p.m. – PPL Center
Game 3 – Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. – Giant Center
Game 4* – Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. – Giant Center
Game 5* – Sunday, April 30, 5:05 p.m. – PPL Center
It’s time to Rally the Valley as the Phantoms start their run for the Calder Cup. They will be joined by goalie prospect Carter Hart to backup Alex Lyon throughout the playoffs with Anthony Stolarz out for the season.
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