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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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.