The Philadelphia Flyers, coming off a 10 game losing streak, are suddenly finding answers and won their second in a row with a 5-3 victory of the lowly Arizona Coyotes. Flyers win a second in a row.
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A close first stanza saw James Van Riemsdyk pick up his first of two goals at the 1:14 mark on an unassisted tally. Save the euphoria as just twenty nine seconds later, the Coyotes got the equalizer when Jay Beagle converted a set up from Loui Ericksson and Antoine Roussel. The tight-checking first period closed with the 1-1 score.
Philadelphia turned the momentum in their favor when Sean Couturier and the resurgent Travis Konecny did the work with Scott Laughton paying them back to make it 2-1 with 5:26 elapsed. Arizona would, once again, get things even of a goal at 10:38. When a team is struggling, they rarely get a break. Save that thought..Patrick Brown would net his first when he stole a pass from Coylte goalie, Karel Velmelka who strayed far out of his cage to attempt a cross-ice pass. Brown stepped in front of it and deposited the puck in the gaping net for an easy marker.
Can They Pull it Off?
Another good sign for the Orange and Black with JVR hitting net once again and…on the power play. Giroux buried a Cam Atkinson set-up before Lawson Crouse closed the book on the 5-3 battle.
Dis and Dat
Martin Jones continues his strong season and denied the Coyotes on 29 shots. Vejmelka took the hard-luck loss but, stopped 29 Flyers shots. His record drops to 2-11-1 while the Coyotes go to 520-2. Arizona drops their 5th in a row and 7th of their last eight. Keith Yandle played in his 948th consecutive game and Scott Laughton picked up goal 6 on the season in his 400th game a Flyer. Faceoffs went 27-24 for Philly with Patrick Brown going 6 for 7. Flyers win a second in a row.
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.