Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History


Alex Krushelnyski scored the victor at 1.09am, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1, to end the longest game in the 82-year history of the American Hockey League. The game-winner came at 1:09 a.m.at Bojangles' Coliseum in Charlotte.

Alex Krushelnyski scored 6:48 into the fifth overtime period and Alex Lyon made 94 saves to lead the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Checkers early Thursday morning in the longest game in the AHL's 82-year history.

The seemingly endless game surpassed the Philadelphia Phantoms' 3-2 win over the Albany River Rats that took 142:58 to decide in 2008.

In the American hockey League (AHL) set a record for the duration of the match. 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 longest game in AHL history, which lasted 146 minutes and 48 seconds, ended in a 2-1 victory for the Phantoms in Game Four of the team's playoff series.

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But the Phantoms got there thanks to goalie Alex Lyon, who made an astounding 94 saves on 95 shots, a franchise record.

The Checkers have some rest before their next game Saturday at home.

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.

Former UND equipment manager Andy Rannells also works for Lehigh Valley.