Flyers Drop Heartbreaker

Flyers drop heartbreaker in OT, 1-0. An emotional start to the Flyers-Islanders game. The Flyers all donned purple sweaters in pregame skate in tribute to Oskar Lindblom on the NHL Fights Cancer Night. Lindblom came out first and skated around the rink before his teammates joined him. Head Coach, Alain Vigneault spoke glowing of Lindblom.

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“Every time I look at him, I see a beautiful young man,” Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault said Friday. “I wish he had the same hairdo that he had last year, but it’s coming back. I have flashbacks sometimes of when we had to tell him in Denver that he had cancer — we didn’t quite know what type it was, but we had to send him back to Philly. Some of the flashbacks that I have are him every time he’d be around the team with no hair, smiling and being positive. I think it made everybody in our group — players and coaches and management that were close to Oskar — realize how important every moment is, to make sure that you’re always at your best and doing the right things when you see someone go through that, such a wonderful person.”

A classic goal-tender clash. A bad break doomed team Philadelphia to defeat when a Nick Leddy shot caromed off the stick of Travis Sanheim and behind Brian Elliott to send the Flyers to a disappointing 1-0 Overtime defeat.

Elliott and Ilya Sorokin for the Islanders absolutely stole the show. Elliott making 27 saves and Sorokin stopping 30 Flyers chances. This has to be a bitter loss for the Black and Orange. Time is dwindling on the season and every point is a valued commodity. Philly did very little wrong defensively but, a bad break cost them a point. Flyers drop heartbreaker in OT.

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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.

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