Phantoms tie record with 3 goals in :21

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms scored three times in 21 seconds during the opening minute on Wednesday night and held on for a 5-3 win over the Binghamton Senators at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.

The Phantoms’ outburst tied the American Hockey League record for fastest three goals by one team. The Hershey Bears scored three times in 21 seconds during a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Barons on Nov. 14, 1962.

Petr Straka scored off a feed from Steven Delisle just 15 seconds into the contest to give the Phantoms a quick 1-0 lead. It was Straka’s seventh goal of the season.

Off the ensuing center-ice draw, Lehigh Valley controlled the puck again and Jason Akeson snapped home a shot from the slot just a dozen ticks later at the 27-second mark.

Andrew Gordon, who set up Akeson’s goal, made it 3-0 only nine seconds after that when his harmless shot from the right-wing circle eluded Andrew Hammond and ended the Binghamton goaltender’s night.

Nick Cousins scored twice later in the game for the Phantoms.

Alex Grant, Chris Wideman and Derek Grant all scored on the power play for the Senators.

Hammond, who allowed three goals on three shots in just 36 seconds of work, gave way to Scott Greenham, who stopped 25 of 27 shots the rest of the way.

Rob Zepp finished with 41 saves in the win for the Phantoms.