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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.