Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History

Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History

The Checkers latest playoff game lasted more than six hours with LeHigh Valley scoring the winning goal at 1:10 Thursday morning in the fifth overtime.

In all, the game lasted 146:48.

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Alex Lyon passed the Phantoms' franchise record for most saves in a game with his 66th save coming in the second overtime, en route to 94 saves in the five-overtime win. And going. And going - straight into the American Hockey League record books. He was ideal over the final 119:56 of the game until Alex Krushelnyski netted the game-winning goal. May.

A Philadelphia Flyers' goalie prospect endured the longest game in AHL history to help carry his team to victory. They meet in Charlotte on Saturday, with Lehigh leading the best-of-seven series 3-1.

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The seemingly endless game surpassed the Philadelphia Phantoms' 3-2 win over the Albany River Rats that took 142:58 to decide in 2008. Until Krushelnyski - son of former NHL All-Star Mike Krushelnyski - finally beat Alex Nedeljkovic, who finished with 51 saves. 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.

Lyon came within four saves of equaling the single-game AHL record. He stopped 94 of 95 shots, the second-highest total in league history.

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Danick Martel gave Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead at the 16:24 mark of the first period.

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