Hershey, PA - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms displayed their never-say-die spirit once again Saturday evening in leveling their best-of-five division semifinals with the Hershey Bears at two games apiece thanks to a 4-1 victory inside Giant Center.
Of 99 teams in Calder Cup Playoffs history to have fallen behind 0-2 in a best-of-five series, the Phantoms are now just the 22nd team to battle back and force a decisive fifth game.
Video: Watch the Phantoms' Game 4 win in 60 secondsScott Laughton (1st, 2nd), Danick Martel (1st) and Mark Zengerle (1st) provided the offense for Lehigh Valley on Saturday in front of goaltender Martin Ouellette who was sensational between the pipes turning aside 27 of Hershey's 28 total shots. In two starts in this series since Alex Lyon's Game 2 injury, Ouellette has allowed just two goals against while recording 56 saves on 58 total Bears shots.
Standout first-year defender Travis Sanheim recorded a pair of assists in the victory as Lehigh Valley's defensive effort limited Hershey to just 28 total shots. The Phantoms' penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3 in the triumph and has now thwarted each of Hershey's 10 power play chances in the series. Lehigh Valley's penalty kill has been spectacular over the team's last 12 games in defending 38 of the club's last 40 man-down scenarios.
Chandler Stephenson netted the Bears' lone conversion in Game 4 in front of netminder Pheonix Copley who recorded 34 saves on 37 Lehigh Valley shots on goal.