(Photo by Brandon Koodish - Double G Media) Hockey Phantoms win longest game in AHL history 2-1 in 5th overtime by Evan Watson May 10, 2018 The typical reaction to a good save is to buy your goalie dinner. What do you do when your guy makes 94? Alex Lyon made save after save for over six hours to keep his Phantoms in the game. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers played to quintuple overtime Wednesday night, or, Thursday morning. Both goaltenders turned in the performance of their lifetimes. The Phantoms took 52 shots to the Checkers 95. Alex Lyon fell just four saves short of setting a new AHL record for saves. The record, a wild coincidence, remains at 98 saves by Michael Leighton, playing for the Carolina affiliate against the Phantoms. The winning goal came from a pass from Cole Bardreau behind the goal line, a one-timer from Alex Krushelnyski that beat Nedeljkovic at 6:48 of the fifth overtime. The Checkers netminder made 51 saves in what was ultimately a losing effort. Lehigh Valley took a loss of their own, however: Sam Morin. Morin, the 11th overall pick in 2013, went to make a check on the boards and immediately grabbed his right knee. He went down on his knees, hunched over, before falling to the ice, always a hand on the injured knee. A frustrating season is likely over for Morin, a 6’7” defenseman the Flyers were likely to have on the roster for the 2018-19 season. He joins Travis Sanheim on the list of future Flyers’ defensemen injured vs Charlotte. Despite the loss of Morin, Lehigh Valley played with just five defensemen to a 2-1 victory, giving them a 3-1 series lead with a chance to clinch this Saturday. This took the record for the longest AHL game in history, 3:50 longer than the 2008 marathon with Leighton and his 98 saves. They played over 86 minutes of extra hockey and almost three complete games. Credit to both teams for an absolute war fought by both sides. It’s impossible to call Nedeljkovic and the Checkers “losers” for this, but it had to be someone. Game 5 is at 6 pm in Charlotte’s Bojangles’ Coliseum on Saturday, May 12. Post Views: 929 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Evan Watson Latest posts by Evan Watson (see all) Flyers Add Depth at the Deadline - February 25, 2020 Travis Konecny Represents Philadelphia in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game - January 23, 2020 Takeaways From the Flyers’ First Quarter Season - November 16, 2019 The Flyers’ Fun New Second Line Leads the Way - October 27, 2019 Related TopicsAHLAlex KrushelnyskiAlex LyonCole BardreauHockeyMichael LeightonMorinPhantomsRecordSam Morin Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos Charity Events “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY Baseball The First Day of Summer Camp Lacrosse New York Lizards, Major League Lacrosse Eye July Return Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale Baseline Jumper Baseline Jumper, Episode 126: Kyrie’s Comments, Adam Silver, and Protesting in the NBA (Audio) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Hockey Edmonton, Toronto Selected As Hub Cities For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup will be awarded in Canada.... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Conference Finals The final four teams are left in the staff-predicted Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket. We... Winners and Losers of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery The 2020 NHL Draft Lottery came up with shocking results. A placeholder team won... NWHL Free Agency Begins June 1 Which Tri-State area hockey team has the brightest future?