Annnd…We Have 8

And we have 8. The Flyers drop another to make it 8 straight losses. If the Flyers had a song to open to in the last six weeks, it would be the Limbo. “How Low Can You Go?” The Orange and Black drop a 7-1 game to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a game that seemed to be over before it started.

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How bad was it?

Oh, it was plenty bad. Bad enough to get the Coaches removed. I would have written fired but, it would have gone wide. Ryan McDonagh and Corey Perry jump-started the Tampa Bay offense with first-period goals. The opening stanza ended with the Flyers looking in the eyes of a 2-0 deficit. Tampa Bay actually came out sloppy but, Brian Elliott…remember him? Stood strong in the net. “They pushed and (Elliott) was there for us,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “You need your goalie to make those saves until we get our legs.”

How did it go in the second?

Sadly for Philly fans, more of the same. The lead grew to five and the result was Carter Hart getting pulled after a miscue on his part which led to the fifth goal. Sad but true…after the period, the building had a mass exodus of fans heading home early.

The Climax?

At 5:27, Patrick Maroon got it to 6-0 but, Cam Atkinson stopped the carnage with…are you sitting? A power-play goal. Perry netted his second of the night to bring the curtain down.

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The Breakdown

The eighth consecutive loss for Team Philadelphia puts this squad two games behind the team record of ten. For a rarity, Philly lost the face-off battle, 28-25 with Sean Couturier earning 10. Shots on Goal saw Elliott stopping 38 of 39. Philly was not as good with Carter Hart having 10 saves on 15 tries. Martin Jones also had 10 saves. In the losing string, Philadelphia has allowed 36 goals while scoring just 13. Tampa wins their 3rd in a row and 9 of 12. And we have 8 losses in a row. What will happen now?

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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