The Lehigh Valley Phantoms had a trio of top Flyers prospects shine in their overtime win on Sunday. Wade Allison and Tyson Foerster both scored in their second straight game, and Tanner Laczynski scored his first two goals of the season in a big spot.
The Phantoms beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-4 in overtime on Sunday afternoon. It was a back-and-forth game with the Phantoms blowing a 3-1 lead and the Penguins blowing a 4-3 lead.
Wade Allison’s wicked wrister
Wade Allison got the Phantoms on the board after a scoreless first period. He stuck just 14 seconds into the second period.
Allison reached back for the puck, corralled it, and unleashed a wicked wrist shot from the top of the circle.
Allison already has an NHL shot.
An absolute snipe by Allison.
It was Allison’s second goal in as many professional games. He scored in his debut and is now 2-for-2 in his AHL career.
The Phantoms allowed a goal shortly thereafter, but then they got it right back.
Tyson Foerster fakes ’em out
Isaac Ratcliffe started an odd-man rush out of the zone and Logan Day hit Tyson Foerster with a centering pass. Foerster made a nice move to his backhand for his second AHL goal.
Foerster’s got a pretty nice set of hands.
He completely fooled Shane Starrett with the move to his backhand.
Like Allison, this was the second straight game with a goal for Foerster. The 2020 first-round pick is having a pretty nice rookie season in the AHL.
The second period was filled with goals. Chris Mueller scored with assists to Linus Sandin and Wade Allison to make it a 3-1 game. However, the Penguins stormed back with three goals of their own to take a 4-3 lead.
The Phantoms bounced back in the third period.
Tanner Laczynski breaks through with two
Tanner Laczynski received a nice pass in the slot from Derrick Pouliot and fired it home.
It was the first career AHL goal for Laczynski as he tied the game at four. He celebrated appropriately.
Allison already had a goal and an assist, but he helped set this one up as well. He deserved a tertiary assist for his play to get the puck back to the point.
Laczynski wasn’t done there.
After a failed power play that carried into overtime, Laczynski struck again.
He jumped onto the ice, got a pass from Pouliot again, and scored on a changeup of a shot.
Scoring the game-tying goal and game-winning goal is something worth celebrating.
It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done.
The Phantoms are now 8-2-2-0 on the season for 18 points in 12 games. They sit atop the North Division with a .750 point percentage. The Utica Comets have the second-best point percentage (.722) in the division.
Not only was it a big win for the Phantoms, but it also came on the backs of a few key Flyers prospects. Wade Allison showed off his Grade-A shot, Tyson Foerster showed off his hands, and Tanner Laczynski finally broke through with two huge goals.
If the Flyers continue their freefall, perhaps we could see Allison with the Orange and Black sooner than later. For now, he’ll continue to terrorize goalies in the AHL.