Flyers Drop Another to Pittsburgh

Flyers drop another to Pittsburgh, 4-3. In what has become a recurring story, the up and down Flyers, who had loaded up the Stanley Cup Parade caravan on Thursday, flat out blew a game and the three-game series to a team they should handle, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh (13-9-1) climbed into tie-in points with team nonchalant, the Philadelphia Flyers (12-6-3). The Pens could have and should have, swept the pivotal series..  a near-miracle on Thursday saved face for the visitors. Showing that when he is on his game, Claude Giroux is among the NHL elite. Unfortunately, his game is, to say the least, very sporadic.

Dolans Bar

This was simply a game, quality teams find a way to win. Bad goals, lack of shots (22?), and a defense that seems confused at times have been a crippler.

Two bad goals, one a dump on the net that Brian Elliott mishandled and the other confusion on a line change. These were obstacles that team Philadelphia could not overcome. Penalty killing, like the other maladies, played a role in the loss with Pittsburgh getting two-man-advantage goals (Malkin and Bryan Rust) in three chances are never good.

After Jared McCann put the home team in front, the Black and Orange had 9:19 to get one past Tristan Jarry, the Pens netminder, but to no avail. Jarry did not look very comfortable in either of the last two games but came up big when it mattered.

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Shots were anemic for both squads with Philly firing all of 22 and Pittsburgh fared a bit better with 27. Jake Voracek picked up an assist which gives him 47 points (23g,24a) in his 48 games versus The Pens in the regular season. Flyers drop another to Pittsburgh.

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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.