Flyers Best Rangers, 5-1

The New York Rangers visited the Wells Fargo Center to take on the home town Philadelphia Flyers.

Philadelphia sputtered in the first period and sat back and settled for a scoreless period.

Jester Fast kicked up the Rangers 8th shorthanded goal of the season and New York was playing their game and held a 1-0 lead.

Karma hit the Rangers when, with 1.7 seconds left, Travis Sanheim picked up his first goal in 16 games and the second ended with Philly having momentum and a 1-1 game.

The Flyers blew the game open when James Van Riemsdyk and Joel Farabee set up Kevin Hayes fort the eventual game-winner at 7:31.

Philadelphia was not in the holiday giving mood and went on a run with three more lamplighters with Sanheim and Hayes each adding their second of the game and Nicolas Aubrey-Kubel picking up his first to ice the 5-1 victory.

Blue Lines: The two-goal outburst from Hayes marked his first multiple score game as a Flyer.

Shots on Goal saw Carter Hart knock away 34 of 35 while Henrik Lundquist had an answer for 30 of 35 Flyers shots.

With Pittsburgh being idle and Carolina being bested by Toronto, 8-6. The Flyers leapfrogged both and go into the holiday break in third place in the Division.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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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.

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