PSECU Player of the Week — Mike McKenna (3/4)

Lehigh Valley, Pa. — After earning his sixth victory of the season, while turning aside 38 of 39 shots with a .974 save percentage, and recording an assist in his only game of the weekend, Lehigh Valley Phantoms goaltender Mike McKenna has been named the PSECU Player of the Week.

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After dropping a contest to the Syracuse Crunch in Upstate New York on Friday night, the Phantoms returned home to PPL Center to face off against the Utica Comets for the second time during the 2018-19 season.

While the Phantoms jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period, thanks to a pair of goals from Greg Carey, McKenna — who was appearing in his fifth game with Lehigh Valley — was only tested five times during the opening frame.  From there, Utica put up two consecutive 17-shot periods to which the the 35-year-old netminder responded to by making 33 of 34 saves.

Late in the third period, with just over 40 seconds remaining in the contest, McKenna saw an opportunity to hit Justin Bailey with a long-distance outlet pass that setup an empty-net goal to put the Phantoms ahead 3-1.  The assist marked the 23rd of McKenna’s professional career and helped to earn him second-star honors on the night.

McKenna now has an overall AHL record of 229-177-25-27 over his 14-year playing career.

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Prior PSECU Players of the Week

2-24-19 Mike Vecchione
2-18-19 Corban Knight

2-11-19 Connor Bunnaman

2-4-19 Justin Bailey

1-14-19 Taylor Leier

1-7-19 Mark Friedman

12-31-18 Tyrell Goulbourne
12-24-18 Alex Lyon

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