The rivalry between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Lehigh Valley continues to grow as these two AHL team continue to thrill fans with some great brand of hockey. In the most recent meeting, the Penguins fell to the Phantoms by a final of 5-4 in overtime.
It was in the second period where the scoring began, as Wade Allison was able to find the back of the cage to give the Phantoms a 1-0 lead. Nick Schilkey tied things up around the 1:33 mark, but Tyson Foerster was able to help Lehigh Valley regain the lead less than a minute later.
Lehigh Valley made the tally 3-1 as Chris Muller was able to deflect a feed from Linus Sandin at the 4:45 mark of the middle frame.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had plenty of fight in them, as Drew O’Connor and Jonathan Gruden was able to tie things up at 3. The Penguins took the lead thanks to a goal by Jordy Bellerive, who was able to record his team-leading fifth goal of the year.
Tanner Laczynski helped Lehigh Valley find the equalizing goal within seven minutes of the third period of play, as these two teams provided action packed hockey throughout the game. Tanner was able to get the game-winner 68 seconds into the overtime frame to lift Lehigh Valley to victory.
Shane Starrett was able to make 18 saves in the loss for the Penguins, while Felix Sandstrom was able to make 22 stops in a victory for Lehigh Valley.
Up next for Wilkes-Barre will be a game on Wednesday, March 24, when they host the Syracuse Crunch at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Face-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
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