It’s over. The old adage says, “All Good Things Come to an End.” If it works one way, it should work the other way, right? The flailing Philadelphia Flyers ended their 10-game free fall with a 4-3 defeat of the Las Vegas Golden Knights. One wonders what the betting line in Sin City was.
How Did It Come About?
Surprise, Surprise! Kevin Hayes scored his 2nd with a helper from Scott Laughton at the 4:22 mark to put Philly in an unfamiliar position, a lead. Just when it seemed the period would end with the 1-0 score, William Karlsson put one behind Carter Hart at 19:11 to end the stanza with a 1-1 tie.
Shockwave went thru the Flyers bench when Max Willman hit rope for his first as a Flyer at 5:53. The same scenario from the first period would repeat with a late Vegas goal from Max Pacioretty at 18:30 to take it to the end of the second.
Is This Gonna End Good
Buckle your seat belts because something we haven’t seen in a while is about to unfold. Claude Giroux and Keith Yandle did the work and Sean Couturier potted a power-play goal. Philadelphia liked it so much, they did it again with James Van Riemsdyk (remember him?) converting off a Travis Konecny and the second helper from Yandle to give Philly their man-up score. Max Pacioretty hit for a proximity goal but, Philly shut the door and ended their futility with a 4-3 win. Claude Giroux passed Bob Clarke as the all-time Power Play points getter. It’s over. Hopefully, they can go two 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.