Flyers Finally Dominate in 5-2 Win

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

Second

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.

More

Shots on Goal were 28-26 St.Louis.

Martin Jones turned away 26 shots with Jordan Binnington stopping 22.



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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