Flyers Break Losing Streak

The Philadelphia Flyers (16-26-10) have been showing positive signs. But, bad bounces and a snake-bitten team do not add up to many wins. The Washington Capitals (28-17-5) made their way to the Wells Fargo Center for a Saturday matinee. Philadelphia parlayed a fast start into a 2-1 victory. Flyers break a losing streak, finally.

Claude Giroux etched his name in Flyers record books when he scored off a sweet Cam Atkinson pass with just :11 played. It was the 17th of the season for the Captain but, more important it moves him into the 8th spot along with Eric Lindros for Flyers goals at 290. The goal at eleven seconds ties him with Bobby Clarke for the third-fastest goal. Clarke scored in :11 on January 27, 1983. Both sit behind Tim Kerr who scored with eight seconds played on March 7, 1989.

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Maybe the breaks are coming the Philly way? Cam Atkinson somehow knocked a bouncing puck past Washington goalie, Ilya Samsonov at the 18:58 mark to make it a 2-0 game. Isaac Ratcliffe got whistled for interference and TJ Oshie took advantage to cut it to 2-1 at 6:53 of the second. Carter Hart and the Defense took over to give Philly just its third win in the last 22 games.

“Big getting the win, maybe that’ll help. I feel like we’ve been building our game, and now we’ve got to make sure that the results follow it.”

Interim Coach, Mike Yeo


Carter Hart stopped 27 of the 28 Washington shots. Ilya Samsonov turned aside 20 of the 22 Flyers offerings. Derick Brassard saw his first game action since November 23 and Joel Farabee also returned and got the secondary assist on the Giroux goal. The Flyers printed $400,00 to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation at Scanlan Rec in the Kensington area. Flyers break a losing streak of 6 games.

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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