Flyers Drop 5th Straight

The 15-3-1 First Place Carolina Hurricanes came to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the 8-7-4 Flyers in the Annual Black Friday game.

The ‘Canes dominated the second period en route to a 6-3 victory. .


The afternoon started well for the home team when Claude Giroux set up Ivan Provorov for his second of the season with just :50 played.

Sebastian Aho (2g) started his big game when he potted a Sebastian Teravainan set up that knotted it 1 apiece.

Joel Farabee (6) ended the opening stanza with a short handed goal with 2:58 to play and Philly in front by a 2-1 score.


The middle period was all Carolina with Aho nailing his second just :23 seconds in.

Rasmus Rustolainen scored his first as a Flyer with help from Morgan Frost and Cam Atkinson to keep the lead in tact, 3-2..

The tide turned as the ‘Canes took control with Jesper Fast scoring his 6th, Jesperi Kotkanierie and Steven Lorentz all.putting one past Carter Hart to surge to a 5-3 lead after 40 minutes.


The only third period goal came from Andei Svechnikov to seal the deal on the 6-3 final.


The Hurricans have won 4 of their last six while Philadelphia continues to free fall with their fifth consecutive loss and six of their last seven.

“We know we can platy better, we know we can support each other on the ice. We have to play as a unit of five, and right now, we’re not.” Claude Giroux

The power play continues to be problematic as Philadelphia went 0 for 3 which puts them at an alarming 5 for their last 51.

Carter Hart stopped 30 of the 36 shots he faced with counterpart Antti Raanta turning aside 20 of 23.

Philly won the face off battle, 31-27 and were led by Claude Giroux with an even dozen.

This was the 22nd Black Friday game with 20 being played in Philadelphia.

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.