The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will square off against the Binghamton Devils for the third match of six total meetings on Friday, January 17, inside of PPL Center in downtown Allentown at 7:05 p.m.
Currently, the season series between the two teams is split at 1-1, with each team getting a win on their home ice.
Phantoms vs. Binghamton Devils
Phantoms Leading Scorers
- Greg Carey (37 GP, 10G-9A, 19 PTS)
- Morgan Frost (23 GP, 8G-9A, 17 PTS)
- Mikhail Vorobyev (23 GP, 6G-11A, 17 PTS)
- Cal O’Reilly (30 GP, 3G-14A, 17 PTS)
- Tyler Wotherspoon (37 GP, 3G-11A, 14 PTS)
Devils Leading Scorers
- Ben Street (33 GP, 13G-20A, 33 PTS)
- Brett Seney (37 GP, 14G-16A, 30 PTS)
- Joey Anderson (37 GP, 11G-19A, 30 PTS)
- Nick Merkley (36 GP, 6G-18A, 24 PTS)
- Nathan Bastian (38 GP, 7G-14A, 21 PTS)
Prior Meetings This Season
Oct. 18 — LV 4, BNG 1
Nov. 15 — BNG 3, LV 1
- Phantoms forward Andy Andreoff leads the team with two goals against the Binghamton Devils this season. He scored both in a single game against the Devils on October 18 inside PPL Center.
- With an assist in Wednesday’s game, Phantoms Co-Captain Cal O’Reilly is currently just two points away from hitting the 600-point mark in the American Hockey League. The 33-year-old is also just three games away from having played a total of 700 in the AHL.
- After scoring on Wednesday night, forward Greg Carey is just two goals away from having 100 goals scored as a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Hitting the 100-goal mark will also move him into a tie for third place in franchise history with Kirby Law.
- On October 18, when the Phantoms faced the Devils inside PPL Center, rookie Morgan Frost tallied three assists for his first multi-point game as a pro.
- Goaltender Felix Sandstrom could potentially make his season debut with the Phantoms in one of the games this weekend. The 2015, round-three, selection of the Philadelphia Flyers currently has a 6-9-0-0 record with the Reading Royals this season.
- Lehigh Valley netted two power-play goals in Wednesday’s game against the Crunch for the team’s fourth multi-power-play-goal game of the season. The Phantoms recorded their first of those contests against the Binghamton Devils on October 18 when the team scored three goals on the man advantage. Heading into Friday’s game, the Phantoms man advantage is four for eight against the Devils (50%).
- Over the past 12 contests, the Phantoms penalty kill has been returning to form. Having only allowed five power-play markers on 46 total chances, the penalty kill is clicking at a rate of 89 percent over those past dozen games.
Players to Watch
Morgan Frost recorded the first multi-goal game of his professional career on Wednesday night with two markers against the Syracuse Crunch. Frost is also tied for the team lead with three multi-point games this season and has four points (3G-1A) in his past five games with the Phantoms.
Greg Carey now has 10 goals on the season after scoring in Wednesday’s game against Syracuse to lead the Phantoms in that category. With the team’s power-play success against the Devils this season, look for Carey to make an impact on the scoresheet tonight.
January 15, 2020: The Philadelphia Flyers recalled from loan goaltender Alex Lyon from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and returned on loan forward Joel Farabee to the Phantoms.
January 15, 2020: The Philadelphia Flyers reassigned goaltender Felix Sandstrom from the Reading Royals to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
January 16, 2020: The Philadelphia Flyers recalled from loan forward Joel Farabee from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and loaned forward Chris Stewart to the Phantoms.
January 17, 2020: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms loaned forward Gerry Fitzgerald and defenseman David Drake to the Reading Royals.
The Road Ahead
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will finish their current five-game homestand Saturday night, January 18, with a game against the Rochester Americans at 7:05 p.m.
Start your engines! Saturday’s game will feature a high-speed theme and more as the Phantoms celebrate Racing Weekend! Don’t miss your chance to meet professional driver Josh Reaume, driver of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado at Pocono Raceway this past summer, as well as see both the Phantoms car and truck. There will also be a tire-change simulator and, what’s more, the Phantoms will be wearing special racing-themed warm up jerseys both nights that will be auctioned off following the conclusion of Saturday night’s game.
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