Lehigh Valley, Pa. — With two wins — including his first shutout of the season — a goals-against average of .978 and save percentage of .957 over his past three games, Lehigh Valley Phantoms goaltender Alex Lyon has been named the PSECU Player of the Week for the first time this season.
Lehigh Valley would net five total goals throughout the contest while Lyon stood tall and turned aside all 18 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season and fifth of his professional career. The win also marked the second consecutive game in which the Phantoms blanked the Bears.
On Friday night, Lehigh Valley took on the Syracuse Crunch for the first time this season. Lyon turned aside 27 pucks on 29 shots over 65 minutes, and then another three shooters in the shootout, as the two teams went five rounds before the Crunch would take the extra point.
The Phantoms traveled to Chocolatetown to again tangle with the Hershey Bears on Saturday night before the holiday break. Despite the game being offensively dominated by the Orange and Black, Lyon faced 22 shots and only allowed a single goal en route to his second victory of the week. Lehigh Valley triumphed over Hershey, 6-1, raising their record to 4-1-0-0 over their rivals this season.
During his past three starts, Lyon posted a 2-0-0-1 record with a .978 GAA and .957 save percentage along with a shutout. Overall, the 26-year-old netminder from Baudette, Minnesota, has a record of 5-4-1-1 and a 2.70 GAA and .917 save percentage.
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Prior PSECU Players of the Week
12-17-18 Carsen Twarynski
12-10-18 Carter Hart
12-3-18 Phil Varone
11-26-18 Greg Carey
11-19-18 T.J. Brennan
11-12-18 Chris Conner
11-5-18 Mike Vecchione
10-29-18 Phil Varone
10-22-18 T.J. Brennan
10-15-18 Greg Carey
10-8-18 Nic Aube-Kubel