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.
WIND IT DOWN TIME
The only third period goal came from Andei Svechnikov to seal the deal on the 6-3 final.
ODDS AND ENDS
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.
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.