Wade Allison played in the Philadelphia Flyers’ season finale on Monday, but his season isn’t over. He, Cam York, and Felix Sandstrom were loaned back to the AHL for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ final games this weekend. Wade Allison made the most of the opportunity.
The Phantoms lost 2-1 in overtime, but Allison clowned a Penguin and won his first professional fight.
Late in the first period, Wade Allison went into the corner with Penguins defenseman Pierre-Oliver Joseph. Joseph gave Allison a crosscheck while he was down on the ice. But Joseph cowered away when Allison went back at him.
It appears that Allison may have gotten an uppercut in at least. The two were assessed matching roughing minors for the altercation.
Allison was ready to go, but Joseph wasn’t.
Early in the third period, Allison dropped the gloves with Felix Robert for his first professional fight.
Allison knocked Robert off his skates before the fight ever really started. Robert got back up, though, and Allison took him to the ice again.
Allison then shared a laugh with fellow Phantoms rookie Zayde Wisdom in the penalty box.
Those are two young players that Flyers fans should get excited about.
But let’s take a look back at the shift leading to the fight. Allison bullied Joseph and a smaller teammate had to step up for him. Allison stickhandled around Joseph, passed it for a scoring chance, and knocked down the defenseman to top it all off.
We saw shades of that while Allison was with the Flyers and he was feeling it on Saturday night.
Allison talked about his encounters with Joseph and his first fight after the game.
Wade Allison talks about jumping into the Phantoms vs. Penguins rivalry with his fight and his earlier almost-fight. And also about growing up on his small-town in Manitoba. pic.twitter.com/46GwQP2RxH
— LehighValleyPhantoms (@LVPhantoms) May 16, 2021
Wade Allison showed off his ferocity and sticktoitiveness in 14 games with the Flyers this season. That didn’t go away after being sent down for the final games of the AHL season.
Allison had those seven penalty minutes and two shots on goal in the game. He did not record a point.
The Phantoms will close out their season on Sunday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Binghamton Devils.