The Lehigh Valley Phantoms opened the New Year on the road against Laval and suffered a 4-0 loss Friday night at Place Bell. Morgan Frost and Cal O¡¯Reilly returned to the lineup but Lehigh Valley had a tough time breaking through on Laval goaltender Cayden Primeau, who recorded a 20-save shutout.
In the past, January hass been a time when the 76ers made strong pushes. Last season, the Sixers went 11-4 in January; they went 10-5 during the 2016-17 season. Will this month be as good for the Sixers (23-13), who have the Eastern Conference's fifth-best record with 46 games remaining?