Another lost weekend in Flyer Land. The Lowly, Buffalo Sabres (29-38-11) swept a home and home series against the even lowlier, Philadelphia Flyers (23-42-11) with, first a 4-3 victory in Buffalo then, a 5-3 win in Philadelphia. Once again, Philadelphia has a depleted line-up with Cam Atkinson and Carter Hart on the shelf. It seems Hart may be done for the season.
Things started well for the home team with Kevin Hayes notching his 9th with help from Ivan Provorov and Noah Cates with just 1:16 played. Buffalo shrugged it off to score the next two. Victor Olodason scored his first of two power play goals for his 19th at 8:36 with helpers from Peyton Krebs and Rasmus Dahlin. With 2:26 remaining in the stanza, Anders Bjork tallied off the second assist from Dahlin.
It took just 1:20 for Noah Cates to notch his second point of the game and his 3rd goal of the season. 8:23 later, Olofsson recorded his second advantage marker and, for the first time in his career, 20th goal. Jeff Skinner set up Tage Thompson for his 35th with just twenty-eight ticks on the clock to close the second with a 4-2 lead for the Sabres.
Zack MacEwen (3rd) made it a one-goal affair with assists to Oskar Lindblom and Travis Sanheim. Mike Yeo pulled Felix Sandstrom and, of course, it backfired with Thompson ending the party with :32 on the clock
“At certain points, it’s a matter of execution, At different points, it’s a matter of puck support. But the inability to advance to the puck and get on the attack turned into chances against us tonight.” Mike Yeo
- Dustin Tokorski stopped 32 of 35 Flyers tries
- Sandstrom faced 39 Buffalo shots stopping 35.
- This was the fifth straight loss and ninth of the last 11 Flyers games
- In addition, it was the fifth straight home loss
Another lost weekend in Flyer Land and they are swept by Buffalo.
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.