Connect with us

Flyers Farm

Phantoms vs. Bears: Atlantic Division Semifinals, Game 4

(Photo Credit: American Hockey League/Twitter)

On Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1-2-0) began to “Rally The Valley” at the PPL Center. Facing elimination, they forced Game 4 with a shutout win in Game 3, 2-0.

The Hershey Bears (2-1-0) return to the PPL Center. They hold the momentum in this series, but it’s beginning to slip away. In Game 2, the Bears ran away with a 5-1 win. How will they respond after being blanked earlier this week?

Game 5, if necessary, will be tomorrow at the Giant Center. The Phantoms must defend their home ice to come back in the series. According to Ian Laperrière, there’s no pressure on Lehigh Valley:

“There’s no pressure. We shouldn’t be here.” – Ian Laperrière; 5/8/2024

Never count out the underdog.

Last Game (Lehigh Valley Phantoms): 2-0 vs. Hershey Bears, W
Last Game (Hershey Bears): 2-0 at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, L
Last Game Between Opponents: 5/8/2024 at the PPL Center, Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals
Series: Hershey Bears lead Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1
When: 7:05pm
Where: PPL Center
Broadcast Info: AHL TV, Phantoms 365 App

Projected Lineup (Lehigh Valley Phantoms):

#28 Olle Lycksell – #9 Tanner Laczynski – #24 Adam Brooks
#13 Brendan Furry – #22 Rhett Gardner – #23 Bobby Brink
#17 Garrett Wilson – #56 Jacob Gaucher – #20 Cooper Marody
#10 Ethan Polei – #91 Elliot Desnoyers – #25 Matt Miller

#37 Adam Ginning – #12 Ronnie Attard
#6 Emil Andrae – #7 Louie Belpedio
#19 Hunter McDonald – #5 Ethan Samson

#40 Cal Petersen
(#35 Alexei Kolosov)

Cal Petersen must remain dialed in. He was vital in Game 3 for the Phantoms, keeping his composure in the crease. Of all the goaltenders competing in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs (min. 60:00TOI), Petersen has a 2.21GAA (7th), a shutout (1st), three wins (4th), and a cumulative of 298:18TOI (9th).

Special teams shouldered the weight in Game 3, too. Defensively, Lehigh Valley was relatively spectacular at even strength and on the penalty kill. Ronnie Attard helped Petersen by clearing traffic at the crease. Petersen had a view of shooting lanes.

Emil Andrae, Olle Lycksell, and Cooper Marody controlled the powerplay. Andrae scored the game-winner on the man advantage to force a Game 4.

Projected Lineup (Hershey Bears):

#21 Joe Snively – #29 Hendrix Lapierre – #28 Ethen Frank
#12 Alex Limoges – #15 Jimmy Huntington – #18 Pierrick Dubé
#10 Ivan Miroshnichenko – #65 Garrett Roe – #19 Mike Vecchione
#45 Matt Strome – #38 Henrik Rybinski – #44 Bogdan Trineyev

#27 Aaron Ness – #42 Dylan McIlrath
#5 Lucas Johansen – #22 Chase Priskie
#7 Hardy Häman Aktell – #26 Logan Day

#30 Hunter Shepard
(#31 Clay Stevenson)

The puck drops at 7:05pm from the PPL Center.

Union Forge Vodka proudly serves as the Official Vodka of Flyers Nation. This partnership celebrates the unyielding spirit of Flyers fans and offers a quality spirit that perfectly complements the team’s essence. Whether celebrating victories or showing resilience, Union Forge Vodka embodies the winning spirit of both the Flyers and their dedicated fans. Stay connected with exciting giveaways by following @unionforge and @flyersnation across all social media platforms.

More in Flyers Farm