Flyers Do What the Flyers Do…Squander a Lead

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.

Third 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.

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.