Flyers Drop One In Shootout, 3-2

The Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-5) ventured to Montreal to take on the reeling Canadiens (7-21-3) in a Thursday evening battle.

In what played out as a goaltender battle, Montreal snapped their seven game losing streak when Jonathan Drouin put one past Carter Hart in the shootout.

To The Action

Montreal seized a 1-0 lead with 5:20 gone when Artturi Lehkonen converted a set up from Alexander Romanov and Brett Kulak for his fourth of the season.

Max Willman picked up goal number two from.Kevin Hayes and James Van Riemsdyk.

Rookie, Jackson Cates pushed the score to 2-1 Philly with his first career NHL marker. Patrick Brown and got the helper.

Things Looking Good for Philly

It appeared as such but, with a little over six minutes to play, Laurent Dauphin got things even at 2-2.

Neither team could light the lamp for the remainder of regulation and the overtime.

Off to the dreaded shootout and Drouin was the only player to hit paydirt.

Dis and Dat

Carter Hart turned aside 38 of 40 Montreal shots while Cayden Primeau, son of former Flyer, Keith, had 36 stops to preserve the victory.

The face off battle went the way of Philadelphia,30-20 with Sean Couturier coming away with 11 of the 18 he took.

Claude Giroux was outstanding, winning 10 of 13.

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.