Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History

Goalie Makes 94 Saves In Longest Game in AHL History

The Checkers latest playoff game lasted more than six hours with LeHigh Valley scoring the winning goal at 1:10 Thursday morning in the fifth overtime. The Checkers had their chances, outshooting Lehigh Valley 27-6 through the second and third overtime periods.

Former UND forward Corban Knight (four shots on goal) also played in Wednesday night's game for Lehigh Valley, which grabbed a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven set. Philadelphia won 3-2 in the fifth overtime in what had been the longest game in AHL history (142:58).

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This one kept going.

Despite making that large amount of saves, Lyon, 25, finished four saves shy of the AHL record.

Lyon, who played Minnesota high school hockey at Lake of the Woods - 300 miles north of the Twin Cities, right on the Canadian border - made a whopping 94 saves on 95 shots in securing the victory in a game that lasted more than 6 hours of actual time and ended after 1 a.m.

Michael Leighton made 98 saves for Albany against the Philadelphia Phantoms in Game 5 of the East Division Semifinals on April 24, 2008.

The Phantoms beat the beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the Calder Cup playoff series. Patrick Brown tied it for Charlotte at 6:52 of the second.

There are plenty of heroes in a five-overtime hockey game, but it's safe to say the winning goalie and the game-winning goal scorer are a the top of the list. And while Charlotte goalie Alex Nedeljkovic was impressive too, stopping 51 shots, Lyon really stood on his head in the win.