Flyers Drop Overtime Battle

Flyers drop overtime battle. Nearly snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, The Philadelphia Flyers (15-26-9) battled but fell short in a President’s Day matinee. The Carolina Hurricanes (35-11-4) came out sleepwalking and had a season-low two…yes two shots on goal in the opening period Philadelphia couldn’t get one past Frederik Anderson so, on to the second.

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Finally, Some Action

Nino Niederreiter converted a setup from Jesper Fast and Jacob Sloane for his 13th with just :24 played. It took just thirty-five seconds for Gerry Mayhew to pick up his 6th from Justin Braun and Ivan Provorov. The game stayed tied at 1-1 until 12:13 when Teuvo Teravainen beat Martin Jones to close the book on the opening 40:00.

A Tight One

The returning Patrick Brown (2) with help from Rasmus Ristolainen and Isaac Ratcliffe, knotted it up with just over fourteen minutes to go. 2:04 later, Vincent Trochek stepped up with his 14th with Martin Necas and Ian Cole supplying the helpers. With 4:53 to play, Oskar Lindblom (7) got credit for the equalizer with Travis Konecny and Travis Sanheim each poking at the loose puck.

To the 3 on 3

It looked as if Cam Atkinson had broken the losing streak but, Andersen made a highlight-reel stop. As fate would have it, Brett Pesce ended the festivities with just :18 to play.

“I don’t care how we get it, you want the two points. I didn’t like the game, we were terrible at the start. We’ve had four games in six days, coming off of an emotional game yesterday. So it was basically set up for it to be that way. But I thought Freddie was good, then we kind of started to get a little better as the game went on, but not much. Freddie kept us in there, then we got a few bounces, killed some good penalties and then in overtime we were okay. It wasn’t a great game, but you’re not going to have beautiful game every night, so, it was a good win.”

Carolina Coach, Rod Brind’Amour.

Odds and Ends

Carolina has won 3 of its last 4. The Flyers….well, the Flyers..losers of five consecutive and 18 of 20. Zac McEwen and Ian Cole went at it with the Flyer bloodying Cole as a birthday gift. Faceoffs were 33-30 Philly. Shots on Goal were 41 for Philly and, despite the 2 shots in the first, 31 for Carolina. Martin Jones turned away 27 for Philly with Andersen stopping 38. Flyers nearly pull victory from the jaws of defeat. Flyers drop overtime battle.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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