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5 craziest stats from Phantoms' 5-overtime playoff win

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5 craziest stats from Phantoms' 5-overtime playoff win

Thought that Sixers game was a thriller?

You should have seen Bojangles' Coliseum.

That's where the Lehigh Valley Phantoms played five overtimes (not a typo) during Game 4 of their second-round playoff series with the Charlotte Checkers.

And lived to secure a 2-1 win.

So just how wild was this game for the Flyers' AHL affiliate?

Let's look at five of the craziest stats from the victory, which gave the Phantoms a 3-1 series lead.

1. The record books
The game started at 7:03 p.m. and ended at 1:10 a.m. when Alex Krushelnyski netted the game-winner. It marked the longest game in AHL history.

2. Heart of a Lyon
Goalie prospect Alex Lyon, who played 11 games with the Flyers this season, was incredible.

The guy stopped 94 of 95 shots faced over 146:53 of ice time. 

He was probably a little tired postgame.

He fell four saves shy of the AHL single-game record set by former Flyer Michael Leighton, who denied 98 shots in 2008 for the Albany River Rats.

Guess who beat Leighton? The Phantoms.

3. All the pucks
The Flyers' organization likes to play long hockey games.

Lehigh Valley was ready to call some reinforcements.

4. No shot, right?
The Phantoms were outshot, 95-53.

Still, no problem (thanks, Lyon).

Danick Martel scored in the first period before Lehigh Valley went the rest of the way without a goal until Krushelnyski's heroics.

In fact, Lehigh Valley was outshot in every stanza — the three regulation periods and first four overtimes — except the final bonus session in which both teams tallied six shots.

5. Saving the day
To put Lyon's 94-save effort into context — Brian Elliott made 83 saves in four postseason games for the Flyers, while Michal Neuvirth made 61 in three contests.

That's not a knock on those netminders. It just shows you how much Lyon did in one actual hockey game that probably felt like a full seven-game series.

Game 5 is Saturday at 6 p.m.

How does six overtimes sound?

Flyers Talk podcast: What to expect with new-look 2019-20 team

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Flyers Talk podcast: What to expect with new-look 2019-20 team

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer and Jordan Hall are joined by Joe Fordyce, the Flyers Pre and Postgame Live producer.

From expectations for the newcomers, something to look forward to and more, let's dive in:

0:35 — Get to know the Flyers Pre and Postgame Live producer

3:50 — Fordyce's No. 1 Flyers moment

5:20 — You will love Emmer's top moment

 9:45 — A concern has brought out good sign in Flyers

13:50 — How the Flyers save their best for last

17:00 — Keep expectations in check with Derek Grant and Nate Thompson

20:25 — Recognition for Scott Laughton; his role is increasing

25:00 — Kevin Hayes exceeding expectations and has his own beer!

 28:30 — The finish to February will be huge for the Flyers

 30:00 — Ready for Broadway? Should be fun

 32:00 — An underrated aspect to Flyers' turnaround

 39:00 — A glimpse into Flyers Pre and Postgame Live

44:45 — Emmer's hockey joke of the day!

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Kevin Hayes inspired beer to be released by Yards Brewing Company

Kevin Hayes inspired beer to be released by Yards Brewing Company

There’s no question that Kevin Hayes has assimilated well to Philadelphia.

Since signing a seven-year, $50 million deal this past offseason, the 27-year-old has endeared himself to Flyers fans. From being Gritty’s roommate to his fun nicknames to playing hockey well and helping — hopefully — lead the Flyers back to the playoffs, Hayes has quickly become a fan favorite.

The next logical step: A beer made and named in his honor.

Yards Brewing Company is releasing “Big Hayes-y 13” on Friday.

The beer is a double New England style IPA. For those unfamiliar with the style, New Englands are traditionally known for being juicy and hazy — hence the name — unlike traditional IPAs which have more hoppy bitterness. It's also an ode to Hayes' roots being from Dorchester, Massachusetts, and starring at Boston College.

The Flyers take on the Rangers Friday night so you can drink it while New York second guesses letting Hayes get away. Seems like the perfect beer to suck down while watching Hayes kill penalties and score goals with fantastic cellys.

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