Chemistry Brewing in South Philly

The chemistry is brewing in south Philly for the Flyers. The Boston Bruins (1-1-0) came to Philadelphia and the Wells Fargo Center to challenge the Orange and Black.

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HOW DID THE NEW GUYS DO?

Cam Atkison netted a pair of goals. Derick Brassard added two helpers with Keith Yandle also collecting a pair. “I am obviously very comfortable playing with Brass,” Atkinson said. “When I was a rookie and then for a couple of years, he was my centerman and we are obviously best buddies, so we are always talking and always staying positive. You add a guy like Beezer (Farabee) who is obviously very skilled and can make plays and shoot the puck… I had a feeling we were going to click.”

NO  CARTER HART?

Nope, Martin Jones made his Flyers debut and was under pressure all game long. Boston attempted 70 shots with 40 making it to Jones who stopped 37.

TO THE ACTION

Atkinson put Philadelphia in front 1-0 then his second made it 3-1. Taylor Hall scored on a breakaway started by a beautiful long-range out pass from Charlie McAvoy. Public Enemy Number 1, Brad Marchand leveled the score at 3-3. Scott Laughton (1g), Travis Konecny (1g), Joel Farabee (1g, 1a), and an empty-net goal from Sean Couturier (1g) provided the Flyers offense. Philadelphia took advantage of the worst outing that Jeremy Swayman has had in his short career.

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Putting just 25 shots on net. Swayman made even easy saves an adventure and made 19 stops. “He’s not gonna be perfect every night,” Cassidy said of Swayman in his postgame press conference. “Clearly, he wasn’t tonight. Not his best. We needed some saves there when we broke down. That’s it. Just didn’t give us when we needed them. Our breakdowns were bad in front of him. Wasn’t a lot of quantity, but high quality.” 

MORE SCHTUFF

Atkinson is the first Flyer to notch a goal in his first three games as a Flyer since 2016-17 when Travis Konecny pulled off the feat. The FAB line (Farabee, Atkinson, and Brassard) are white-hot with a combined 15 points in 3 games. The chemistry is brewing in south Philly, hopefully, it can continue.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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