Phantoms Go Up, 3-0, Hold on for Big win,4-2

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (13-18-1) visited the high flying, Toronto Marlies (20-12-2) on a Sunday matinee non-conference tilt.

The Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate shook off the holiday festivities and stormed to a 2-0 first period advantage with lamplighters from Gerry Fitzgerald and three and a half minutes later, Pascal Labarge pushed it to 2-0.

The first finished with the same score, as did the second.

Connor Bunnamon lit the lamp at the 1:01 mark and the visitors were in cruise control at 3-0.

The Marlies wanted to have some say in the matter and Timothy Liljegren and Gionani Fiore, hit the net to close it a 3-2 contest.

Toronto would pull netminder. Joseph Woll in effort to get the game even but, Morgan Frost put the frosting on the Lehigh Valley 4-2 victory.

Alex Lyon stopped 25 of 27 Toronto chances while Woll saved 30 of 33.

Neither team capitalized on the nan advantage and each was 0 for 2.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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