The Philadelphia Flyers (21-32-11) were in charge from whistle to whistle in defeating the St. Louis Blues (35-19-9), 5-2.
Getting contributions from new faces and unlikely sources, Philadelphia finally seemed comfortable.
The victory gives them their first road victory of 2022 snapping a 13 game streak.
“I’ll say we were due, that’s for sure, but you know, especially considering we played a lot of really good road games, we just haven’t always gotten wins.” Flyers interim Coach, Mike Yeo.
To the Game
Philly opened the scoring at the 6:37 mark with Travis Konecny converting a Hayden Hodgson and Kevin Connauton set up.
Eight minutes later it was Patrick Brown getting it to a 2-0 score with help from Cam York and newly acquired, Owen Tippett.
“Qe just wanted to have a good start and not worry about you know what was on the other side. We just want to play our game and I think we did that. I think we came out strong and you know it’s a tough building to come into, so I think we played a full 60.” Flyers
St.Louiis cut the lead in half when Vladimir Tarasenko put one past Martin Jones on the man up at 1:47.
Taking the hit and responding, Konecny hit net for the second time at the 12:04 mark with help from Kevin Hayes and a second from Cam York.
Three fifty six later, Alexei Tropchenko took advantage of a Logan Brown set-up to cut the Philly lead to 3-2 and that is the way the period would end.
Can Philly Hold on?
A rejuvenated Flyers came out and took control with Hayden Hodgson, who was signed twenty four hours earlier from the Reading Royals, added to his first NHL assist with his first NHL goal with the thank you going to Kevin Hayes for his second point of the night.
The goal came the 11:34 mark and gave Philadelphia breathing room.
Joel Farabee followed up by potting a James Van Riemsdyk feed into the empty St.Louis cage.
Shots on Goal were 28-26 St.Louis.
Martin Jones turned away 26 shots with Jordan Binnington stopping 22.
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.