Twenty four hours after the feel good ceremony for Claude Giroux, the Flyers drop to 19-31-11.
The Ottawa Senators (22-34-5) used their special teams to get the best of the Flyers, 3-1.
What Went On?
A taut back and forth opening forty minutes only had two goals recorded.
At the 19:45 mark of the opening period, Tim Stutzle put his 14th behind Flyers netminder Martin Jones.
“It’s always good to get a goal in the first period, think the whole team was really good and we were all together. And what are you going to say about Forsberg. He was unbelievable again and he helped us win the game in the last couple of minutes. It was a great team effort.” Tim Stutzle.
Alex Formenton and Connor Brown each picked up their first of two points on the night on the Stutzle goal.
The first came to a conclusion with Ottawa in front by the 1-0 score
We Move On
It would be the Flyers turn in the middle stanza with Cam Atkinson hitting for his 23rd with helpers going to, James Van Riemsdyk and Justin Braun at 6:10.
“Forsberg made some really, really good saves, sometimes you have to tip your cap. I think it came down to execution.” Cam Atkinson.
Once again, it would be the only marker of the period and the teams went to the third in a 1-1 tie.
Its Not Gonna End is It?
Morgan Frost was called for hooking at 8:30 so, you had to know what laid in store.
It rook Josh Moore just forty six seconds to notch his 25th off a pretty set up from Brown and Erik Brannstorm.
Philadelphia had life when Austin Watson was banged for Tripping at 16:33.
The chance would be snuffed out at 17:22 when Alex Formenton (14) potted a Nikita Zaitsev set up into the empty Flyers net.
Formenton fired the shot from behind his own goal line
Philly could do nothing more and time expired with the 3-1 Ottawa victory.
The elephant in the room during and after the pomp and circumstance for Claude Giroux was that, “this is his going away party.”
Giroux was a scratched and,in fact, didn’t even make the trip. In addition, it was announced he won’t be playing Sunday
That generally means just one thing….make sure he doesn’t get hurt before we trade him
• Martin Jones stopped 33 of 35 Ottawa tries with counter part, Anton Forsberg making 27 saves for the Senators.
• Power play was anything but that for Philadelphia as they went 0 for 3 and allowed the short handed goal.
Back to Normal, Flyers Drop 3-1 game
• Ottawa was ‘good enough” with their 1 for 3
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.