In all, the game lasted 146:48.
Phantoms goalie Alex Lyon made an astonishing 94 saves from 95 shots, including 79 consecutive stops over the final 119 minutes 56 seconds of the game. That game, a 3-2 win for Philadelphia over Albany, featured 82 minutes and 58 seconds of overtime play, according to the AHL.
On Wednesday night, another contest featuring the Flyers' top minor-league affiliate broke that longest-game record, and another player from this area took center stage. But the Phantoms never would have made it to that point if it weren't for the absurd performance of their goaltender, Alex Lyon.
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Michael Leighton, then with Albany, set the record with 98 saves in a 2008 five-overtime loss against the Phantoms.
Despite making that large amount of saves, Lyon, 25, finished four saves shy of the AHL record. In the third match of the quarterfinal series "Lee valley Phantoms" defeated "Charlotte Checkers" 2:1. He was flawless over the final 119:56 of the game until Alex Krushelnyski netted the game-winning goal. May. That's 94 stops on 95 shots, or a.989 save percentage through almost eight periods of hockey.
Danick Martel gave Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead at the 16:24 mark of the first period.