Philadelphia Phantoms: Set AHL Records With Historic Win

Alan BassSenior Writer IApril 25, 2008

The Philadelphia Phantoms, the minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, obliterated many records in their 3-2 five-overtime win over the Albany River Rats.  With this win, they took a 3-2 lead in the East Division Semifinals.

The first Phantoms' goal of the game was scored by Jared Ross, who attempted to pass the puck to Boyd Kane, but it deflected off a defense-man and into the Albany net past Michael Leighton. 

It was the Phantoms' first shorthanded goal of the series.  The goal tied the game at one after Kiel McLeod scored for Albany.

McLeod deflected a shot for his second goal of the game to give Albany a 2-1 lead, but Philadelphia came back to tie it with Ross's second goal of the night.

The teams then skated for more than eighty minutes without scoring a goal.  The Phantoms put 101 total shots on Michael Leighton, and he stopped 98 of them, both AHL records.  Ryan Potulny ended the game at 2:58 of the fifth overtime after 142:58 of AHL hockey.  It eclipsed the previous record by just over eight minutes.

The Phantoms' previous franchise record for shots in one game was 64.  They easily obliterated that record.

The game ended at 12:38 AM, after 5 hours and 38 minutes on the day clock of hockey.

The Phantoms have a chance to end the series and move on to within one round of the Calder Cup finals on Saturday at 1:05 PM at the Wachovia Center.