Flyers Drubbed in Minnesota

The Philadelphia Flyers (21-35-11) continued their quest for a top-five pick in the upcoming NHL Draft. In a game they were never in, the Minnesota Wild (41-20-4) flexed their superiority with a 4-1 victory at the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota dominated the first period netting a pair of goals. The Philadelphia Flyers drubbed in Minnesota.


To The Action

The Wild and their fans got fired up with a spirited tilt between the Flyers Nick Seeler and recently acquired, Nicolas Deslauriers which sent Deslauriers to the locker room for repairs. Matt Dumba started things at 14:29 by collecting the setups from Frederick Gaudreau and Matt Boldy for Dumba’s 6th. Kirill Kaprizov nailed his 37th on the man advantage with help from Joel Eriksson Ek and Jared Spurgeon with 3:37 remaining to close the period with Minnesota running wild with a 2-0 edge.

To the second we go. The Wild tacked on another goal thanks to Jordan Greenway (8th) planting a setup from Marcus Foligno and Eriksson Ek at the 1:35 mark. Minnesota would tally yet another when Kevin Fiala registered his 23rd with the helpers going to Gaudreau and Dmitry Kulikov to end the second with Philadelphia squarely in the Minnesota rearview mirror.

Morgan Frost (3rd) picked up a Flyers rarity, a power-play goal at 4:20 unassisted…At least they wouldn’t be shut out. The 4-1 score is how it would end for the 7th Straight win for the Wild.

“I give the guys credit the way that we came out in the third, Obviously it’s not easy. It’s frustrating. But I have seen that with this group, that they don’t quit.”Flyers Coach, Mike Yeo.

Game Stats

Martin Jones stopped 33 of 37 while Marc-Andre Fleury faced 33 Flyers shots, stopping 32. Noah Cates made his NHL debut for Philadelphia who lost their third in a row. Flyers drubbed in Minnesota. The postseason couldn’t come any faster. This is getting painful to watch.

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.