Flyers prospect Carter Hart, the 20-year-old goalie who dominated the Western Hockey League the last two seasons, registered his first pro shutout Friday night, leading the Phantoms to a 1-0 AHL win over visiting Hershey.
Hart made 26 saves and he seems to be finding his groove. In his last three appearances, all wins, he has a 1.34 goals-against average and .955 save percentage.
“I’m just following the puck,” Hart said. “My body kind of goes with it, so I’m just trying to stay on top of the puck and track it down.”
In his introductory news conference Wednesday, new Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher did not rule out recalling Hart at some point this season.
Connor Bunnaman gave Hart the only goal he needed, scoring in the first period.
The Phantoms raised their record to 14-7-2.