Despite the turbulent season, the Philadelphia Flyers (17-28-10) still have a hex on Chicago (20-28-8) in the City of Brotherly Love. The 4:3 victory marks the 16th Consecutive time Chicago has lost to the Flyers in Philadelphia dating back to November 9, 1996. The Flyers beat the Black Hawks.
Tell Me All About It
Just one puck hit a net in the opening stanza and was supplied by Oskar Lindblom collecting his 9th. Travis Sanheim and, returning from injury, Kevin Hayes collected the helpers. The intensity picks up. It wasn’t quite the Broad Street Bully days but, the Flyers may finally become a team. After whistle scrums became the order of the day with 26 penalty minutes doled out.
“It’s amazing when guys stick up for each other, it kind of brings everyone into the fight,” “That’s what good teams do. When you support each other and stick up for each other, good things usually happen.”Cam Atkinson spoke candidly about the lift the team Recieved
Chicago dominated the period with, Alex DeBrincat (31st) from Jonathan Toews getting it even with just :24 played. At 12:39, Dylan Strome got his first of two from Dominik Kubalik and Chicago scoring leader, Patrick Kane notching his 39th assist and 56th point. The 2-1 lead ended at 15:28 with Cam Atkinson (1g,2a) potting his 19th off a pretty pass and shoot from Joel Farabee. Strome connected for his 11th to end the middle stanza with team Philadelphia trailing, 3-2. I know what you are thinking, another blown Flyers lead. Save that thought
Can They Pull it Off?
Coming off his horrible game Thursday, Derick Brassard upped his game in this one. Brassard connected off another pretty setup. This time it Atkinson and Farbee knot it up at the 3:09 mark. Finding a new lease on life, albeit maybe one game, the Flyers kept the pressure on and were rewarded at 8:28 when Atkinson hit his team-high 20th.
Once again, Farabee made it happen and with 11:32 remaining, the Flyers had a third-period lead. The clock wound down with Philadelphia getting 4th win in the last 25 games.
Notes From the Game
Martin Jones stopped 26 of the 29 shots be faced with Kevin Lankinen turning away 23 of the 27 Philly tries. Philly won the Face-Off battle, 28-23. Power plays had Chicago 0 for 1 and the Flyers 0 for 4. The Flyers beat the Black Hawks.
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.