The Philadelphia Flyers (21-34-11) ventured into Music City and the Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators (38-24-5 in a Sunday match up.
Despite jumping out to a 3-1 lead, Team Philadelphia once again, suffered a late collapse to lose, 5-4.
To the Action
Philadelphia had a strong first stanza with Travis Sanheim (6th) converting a Morgan Frost feed to give the visitors an early lead at 2:15.
With 2:33 remaining, it was the 15th of the season for Joel Farabee when he potted a goal off the work of Cam Atkinson and James van Riemsdyk.
That would be all the scoring and the first wound down with a 2-0 Philadelphia advantage.
To the Second
Fortunes woyld be different in the middle twenty minutes.
Yakov Trenin (16th) cut the lead with help from Roman Josi and Tanner Jeannot with 1:41 played.
Max Willman buried his fourth to get it 3-1 at 2:23.
The Flyers bug a boo would rear it’s ugly head and the lead would go bye-bye.
Trenin picked up his second with Jeannot and Mikael Granlund setting it up.
Luke Kunin (12th) at 8:12 and, like that, we had a 3-3 contest.
The Predators kept working and were rewarded with Filip Forsberg (37) converting off a pretty passing play from Alexandre Carrier and Matt Duchene.
The Flyers two goal lead became a one goal deficit at the 18:13 mark.
Fear not…van Riemsdyk hit for his 17th to even things at 4-4. Travis Konecny and Kevin Connaution got the helpers.
That brought an end to the wide open period.
Just when it looked as if Overtime would be coming, Tanner Jeannot (22) made use of a set up from Carrier and Josi to put a dagger in yet another disappointing Flyers loss .
“I thought we, especially in the first, I thought we cleared the front of the net, we were strong in front of the net. After that, we weren’t doing a very good job as far as finding lanes and they were able to get pucks through and as far as getting sticks on pucks.” Flyers Interim Coach, Mike Yeo.
• Shots heavily favored the Predators, 35-23.
• Martin Jones stopped 30 with Juuse Saros making 19 for Nashville.
• Nashville snapped a two game losing streak and the Flyers have dropped 3 of the last 4.
Flyers Do What the Flyers Do.
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.