Tyson Foerster is heating up. The Flyers 2020 first-round pick scored two goals and was the only player to score in the shootout as the Phantoms beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5-4 on Saturday night.
Foerster had two goals, the shootout winner, was a +2, and had five shots on goal in the win. It was the second-straight multi-point game for Foerster, who is now on a three-game point streak.
Tyson Foerster is on fire
Foerster scored his first of the night midway through the first period. He won a race to the puck in the offensive zone and his linemates went to work. Foerster positioned himself at the bottom of the circle and put home a loose puck off a bounce in front.
Foerster was in the right place at the right time and the puck was ultimately kicked in by Penguins goalie Alex D’Orio.
That tied the game at two in a high-scoring first period.
The Penguins took a 4-2 lead late in the second period, but the Phantoms battled back.
Wade Allison showed off his shot again to get Lehigh Valley back within one goal.
He found a soft spot in the defense and beat D’Orio with a shot to make it a 4-3 game.
The Penguins maintained that lead until the final minute of the third period. It was then that Foerster struck again.
The 19-year-old rookie got the puck in the circle and wired home a shot to tie the game with 49 seconds left.
Foerster fired it home and he was fired up.
The game remained tied until the shootout. Foerster shot first, and he made the most of it.
Foerster made a nifty move to his backhand to beat D’Orio.
The Penguins failed to score in their three attempts against Zane McIntyre and the Phantoms came away with the 5-4 victory.
Foerster is settling in nicely in the AHL with the Phantoms. The 19-year-old rookie looks anything but as of late. He had four points in the Phantoms’ 4-1 win on Wednesday and has seven points (four goals, three assists) during his three-game point streak. He has points in six of his last seven games with six goals and four assists for 10 points in that span.
Foerster is taking full advantage of his time in the AHL.