History has been made.
By passing the 2:58 mark into the fifth overtime, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers set the record for the longest game in AHL history. The previous longest game was between the Philadelphia Phantoms and the Albany River Rats on April 24th, 2008.
— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) May 10, 2018
Danick Martel scored in the 1st period for the Phantoms, and Patrick Brown scored in the 2nd period for the Checkers. Then Alex Krushelnyski scored to win it in the fifth overtime.
Alex Lyon passed the Phantoms’ franchise record for most saves in a game with his 66th save coming in the second overtime, en route to 94 saves in the five-overtime win.
The Phantoms now have a 3-1 series lead and will look to close it out on Saturday night.
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