Flames Extinguish Flyers Offense

Flames extinguish Flyers’ offense, 4-1. The Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-1) went into Calgary to take on the (6-1-1) Flames who were looking for their sixth consecutive victory. In what turned out to be an almost all-around terrible Flyers performance, this was all Calgary. A scoreless opening stanza saw Calgary stifle the Philadelphia offense setting the tone for the game.

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The Game

Sean Monahan converted on the man up off a pretty setup from Rasmus Anderson at the 9:07 mark. That would be the only lamplighter of the first 40 minutes. After two periods, Philadelphia only fired 10 shots on net. The bottom dropped in the third with Matt Tkachuk netting a second advantage goal. Mikael Backlund scored into the empty Flyers net. Johnny Gaudreau capped the scoring at 18:01.

Carter Hart, with his mother in attendance, stopped 32 shots while Jacob Markstrom made just 20 saves. If not for Hart, this game could have been a lot worse. Face-offs favored Philadelphia, 33-29 with Sean Couturier winning 9 and was complimented by Claude Giroux with his 8. Giroux had his six-game point streak ended.

Travis Konecny was candid.”It’s disappointing when the team puts an effort like that in front of (Hart) when realistically he’s the only reason it ended up the score it was. He made some unbelievable saves.”   Flames extinguish Flyers’ offense.

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.