PHOTO: Nina Weiss Photography Phantoms vs. Penguins 2-25-17

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Rivals met at the PPL Center Saturday night. All photos in this post courtesy Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey
Game 54 - W-B/Scranton at Lehigh Valley 2/25/17

Editor's Note: Going to try something new to add yet another element to our Lehigh Valley Phantoms game night coverage. The plan is to feature more of our awesome photographers' work associated with game night photos taken at the games.

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After the jump, some photos from Sunday's 7-4 win over the Utica Comets at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

If you missed it, here's a recap of Saturday's game.

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Alex Lyon warming up the glove in warmups, Part 1.

Lyon warming up the glove hand, Part 2.

The Phantoms had plenty of chances on Penguins' goaltender Tristan Jarry throughout the contest.

Lehigh Valley got pucks to the net, and did a better job of getting traffic and crashing Jarry's net than the two previous meetings against the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre.

Greg Carey got things started for the Phantoms Saturday night. His 25th of the season took over the league's lead in goals, while his 17th power play tally of the campaign just added to his already massive lead in that category league-wide.

The reason the game had a playoff-type feel to it was due to the intensity of the puck battles throughout the game. Every inch of the ice was earned, and puck battles were won at a cost.

Scott Laughton has been getting ice time in a largely defensive capacity this season, but he put the moves on Penguins' Jean-Sebastien Dea last night. Here's Part 1 of 2.

Laughton beats Dea with a nice move and nearly finishes the play, just catching the outside of the post. Part 2 of 2.

The Phantoms took the Penguins to overtime, but in the final seconds of the three-on-three session the Pens found a way to get it done and get the two points.

With seven meetings still to come between these two teams, don't think you have seen the last of Tom Sestito and Sam Morin coming together after a whistle.


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