Jon Sim continued to pay dividends in Philadelphia, scoring 1:14 into overtime as the Phantoms extended their winning streak to 14 games with a 4-3 win over Providence on Sunday evening.
The Phantoms are two shy of the AHL record for most consecutive wins (16), set by the Baltimore Skipjacks during the 1984-85 season.
The streak was in jeopardy when Brent Thompson gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead with 2:32 remaining in regulation. But Patrick Sharp, Philadelphia’s most consistent producer this season, scored with just 1:20 left, sending the game into OT.
Sim then netted his second overtime game-winner in less than 24 hours, giving him three goals and two assists in four games since joining the Phantoms earlier in the week.
Thompson finished with two goals for Providence, and Patrice Bergeron, who had five points on Saturday night, added a goal and an assist.
Elsewhere on Sunday:
Mikael Tellqvist made 26 saves as St. John’s edged Edmonton in a shootout, 3-2… Chad Larose recorded a natural hat trick and Chuck Kobasew scored twice as Lowell blanked Portland, 5-0… Ryan Craig, Shane Willis and Craig Darby had a goal and an assist apiece as Springfield got past Binghamton, 4-3… Yanick Lehoux, the AHL’s leading scorer, recorded a goal and two assists as Manchester won its seventh in a row, 5-4 over Worcester… David Masse tied the score with 4:18 left in regulation and won it 48 seconds into overtime as Hershey beat Albany, 4-3… Wilkes-Barre/Scranton got offensive contributions from 11 different skaters and 22 saves from Marc-Andre Fleury in a 6-1 win over Hamilton.