Finally…It’s Over

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.

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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.

Next Period

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.

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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.

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.