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Flyers prospect Lyon makes 94 saves in longest game in AHL history

11 May, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Alex Krushelnysk scored the winner in the fifth overtime of the longest AHL game in history Wednesday

On Wednesday night, another contest featuring the Flyers' top minor-league affiliate broke that longest-game record, and another player from this area took center stage.

In all, the game lasted 146:48. Alex Krushelnyski is the hero and the @LVPhantoms get the win! That game, a 3-2 win for Philadelphia over Albany, featured 82 minutes and 58 seconds of overtime play, according to the AHL. Lyon was the Frank Brimsek victor as the top high school goalie in the state in 2011 and was a three-year standout at Yale.

The game's real MVP, though, was Phantoms goalie Alex Lyon, who made 94 saves, four off the AHL record set 10 years ago by Michael Leighton. His counterpart in net, Alex Nedeljkovic of Charlotte, was no slouch himself. That's 94 stops on 95 shots, or a.989 save percentage through almost eight periods of hockey. The teams can rest until Game 5 on Saturday.




The Atlantic Division Final play-off game was locked at 1-1 after the regulation three periods, which meant additional periods of overtime, each lasting 20 minutes, until the winning goal was scored.

The Grand Rapids Griffins, by the way, have gone into a third overtime twice in playoff games, in 2001 against Orlando (4-3 loss) and in 2006 at Toronto (6-5 win).

Former UND equipment manager Andy Rannells also works for Lehigh Valley. He played for the Griffins in 2011-12.

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