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Phantoms Clinch, But Lose Stolarz To Injury

April 13, 2017
Greg Boysen

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms clinched a spot in Calder Cup playoffs with their 2-1 shootout victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This is the first time the Phantoms will take part in the American Hockey League postseason since 2008-09, their last season as the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Taylor Leier’s 12thgoal of the season tied the game with less than seven minutes to play in regulation. Corban Knight scored the only goal of the shootout to clinch the playoff spot and keep the Phantoms a perfect 3-for-3 in shootouts this season.

Goaltender Alex Lyon was named the First Star of the Game after stopping 33 of 34 shots in relief duty. Anthony Stolarz started the game, but had to be helped off the ice with a lower-body injury just 1:32 into the first period.

Stolarz seen on crutches exiting the #LVPhantoms locker room. Let the speculation on his lower body injury begin..

— Tony Androckitis (@TonyAndrock) April 13, 2017

General manager Ron Hextall said that Stolarz will miss some time with his injury so his status for the playoffs is in jeopardy.

Image Credit: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

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