Could the Real Flyers Please Stand Up?

Could the real Philadelphia Flyers please stand up? Fresh off a humiliating 9-0 debacle in Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Flyers (15-10-3) faced a major uphill battle with the New York Islanders (19-8-4). Who would have thunk it? Flyers pull off a 4-3 win.

New York had not lost a home game since February. Philly played nearly flawless hockey for 48 minutes and stormed to a 3-0 lead. Proving the point, as Giroux and Voracek go, so go the Flyers. Giroux was a force the whole game and notched a nice deflection goal and registered an assist. Voracek lit the lamp and Carter Hart is slowly getting to form.


Hart gave up a soft goal on the Islander’s first tally. Michael Dal Colle made it 3-1 off what appeared to be misjudged by Hart. Sebastian Aho quickly notched a short side tally to cut it to 3-2 quickly followed by a back door goal from Oliver Wahlstrom and it seemed team Philadelphia would waste a strong team effort.

At times, when a team is in a rut, someone unexpected steps up. That was the case in this contest. The feel-good story of hockey, Oskar Lindblom, kicked off the night with Giroux and Voracek each scoring to present a 3-0 advantage.

However, the Isles showed why they are among NHL’s elite and stormed back. Now, back to the unsung hero saga. Lindblom buried a shot from between the circles and once again, we ask… has this team found itself? As they say, “period by period shift by shift.”

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Brian Elliott was scratched and Alex Lyon was the back up to Hart. Hart had 22 saves and Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 of the 31 Philadelphia chances. Could the real Philadelphia Flyers please stand up? Hopefully, they have.

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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.