Scott Laughton remains with the big club. He was elected to shoot first in the shootout loss against the Islanders last night. He has been getting minutes on the 2nd line with Vincent Lecavalier and RJ Umberger as well as some quality penalty killing time.
After a thrilling shutout victory on Friday night, the Phantoms were right back on the ice at the PPL Center Saturday night against the St. John’s Ice Caps. This was another low scoring affair, with the Phantoms dropping the decision in overtime. Petr Straka scored the lone goal for Lehigh Valley, with Zack Stortini and Brandon Manning picking up the helpers.
Rob Zepp stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced in over 63 minutes of ice time in the loss.
The Phantoms will play tomorrow night on Thanksgiving Eve to conclude their home stand against the Springfield Falcons.
The Reading Royals dropped their game Friday night, but picked up a sweep of the two-game set vs. Indianapolis. Winning two close games by scores of 4-3 and 2-1. They trailed 3-0 in Saturday’s game before sparking a huge comeback victory with 4 goals in the 3rd period.
The 8-5-1 Royals will face the Elmira Jackals on Wednesday night before hosting Greenville for 2 games this weekend.
Ryan Gilbert is a contributing writer for Flyerdelphia and can be found on Twitter @RiskyBryzness.