LEHIGH VALLEY — After a week that saw him named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week as well as Goaltender of the Month, and a first-star performance in Friday night’s 3-2 win over the Charlotte Checkers, Lehigh Valley Phantoms goaltender John Muse has been named the PSECU Player of the Week for the first time this season.
With Alex Lyon on recall with the Philadelphia Flyers since January 30, the Phantoms bolstered their netminder corps with the addition of Muse on Friday morning prior to the team’s game against the Checkers.
Prior to his arrival in Allentown on Friday, the 29-year-old goaltender from East Falmouth, Mass., was named both the ECHL Goaltender of the Week — for the second time in the month of January — and the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for January after posting a 9-2-0 record with one shutout as well as a 1.97 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in 11 games with the Reading Royals.
Muse got the start in net for Lehigh Valley on Friday night and backstopped the Phantoms to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Checkers. By night’s end, Muse had turned aside 38 of 40 shots against his former team — for whom he holds the record of most franchise wins as a goaltender — with a .950 save percentage to earn himself first-star honors.
In four games with the Phantoms this season, Muse has produced a record of 3-1-0 with a 2.09 goals-against average as well as .931 save percentage.
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Prior PSECU Players of the Week
1-29-18 Alex Lyon
1-22-18 Chris Conner
1-15-18 Nic Aube-Kubel
1-8-18 T.J. Brennan
12-18-17 Corban Knight
12-11-17 Tyrell Goulbourne
12-4-17 Corban Knight
11-27-17 Greg Carey
11-20-17 Mike Vecchione
11-13-17 Phil Varone
11-6-17 Chris Conner
10-30-17 Oskar Lindblom
10-23-17 Dustin Tokarski
10-16-17 Mike Vecchione / Philippe Myers
10-9-17 Danick Martel