Phantoms ECF home playoff games will air on NBCSP+

Updated: May 21, 2018 at 10:56 am by Brady Trettenero

Missing the Philadelphia Flyers? Well you might be in luck.

NBC Sports Philadelphia has announced that the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Eastern Conference Finals home playoff games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+.

The Phantoms are currently facing the Toronto Marlies in the Conference Finals.

Miro Aaltonen scored 10:59 into overtime in Game 2 on Sunday night to give the Marlies a 2-0 series lead.

The series will now shift to PPL Center in downtown Allentown for Games 3, 4 and 5 this week. Game 3 goes Wednesday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m, as the Phantoms will try to mount a comeback.

Goaltender Alex Lyon made 44 saves in Sunday’s loss — his third 40-plus save performance of the playoffs. The 25-year-old netminder has posted an impressive .984 save percentage and 1.84 GAA in nine playoff games this year.

Two other players to watch are Oskar Lindblom and Philippe Myers. Lindblom has scored four times this postseason and should take a big step forward in his second season with the Flyers in 2018-19.

Myers, meanwhile, has been relied on heavily by the Phantoms since Travis Sanheim and Samuel Morin went down with injuries in the previous series against the Checkers.

Myers dealt with several injury-related absences in Lehigh Valley this season, but has made great strides in his first professional campaign after making the jump from juniors.

The 21-year-old rearguard has seven points (three goals) through 11 playoff games and should become a valuable member of the Flyers’ defense core in the near-future.

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