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

Alex Lyon makes 94 saves as Phantoms win longest game in AHL history

The Checkers had their chances, outshooting Lehigh Valley 27-6 through the second and third overtime periods.

The Phantoms win game four, 2-1 in the fifth overtime to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Charlotte Checkers in the series.

The score was deadlocked at 1-1 for almost four and a half overtime periods until the Phantoms' Alex Krushelnyski scored the game-winner, which was presumably the most important and exhausting goal he's ever scored in his life. Philadelphia won 3-2 in the fifth overtime in what had been the longest game in AHL history (142:58). And going. And going - straight into the American Hockey League record books.

Lyon stopped 94 of 95 shots, which is the second-highest total in league history, in a 2-1 5OT win over Charlotte in Game 4 of the Atlantic Division Finals.

The Phantoms beat the beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the Calder Cup playoff series.

Michael Leighton made 98 saves for the River Rats in a marathon that coincidentally also featured the AHL affiliates of the Flyers and the Hurricanes. The teams won't be back on the ice until Saturday night in Charlotte.

Lyon made 40 saves in regulation and 54 more as the overtimes continued to mount (photo via phantomshockey.com). Patrick Brown tied it for Charlotte at 6:52 of the second. He beat Charlotte goalie Alex Nedeljkovic (51 saves) on a one-timer from the left circle.

Lyon was under pressure much of the night as Lehigh Valley lost a defenseman to injury in the first period and played the rest of the game with five defensemen.

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