The Flyers Free Fall Continues

It’s a season that resembles watching a train wreck the (13-16-7) Philadelphia Flyers once again lowered the bar of incompetence. Not putting a shot on goal until the 9:19 mark of the first when Ivan Provorov sent a weak wrist shot at Tuukka Rask who saw his first action since June. Rask turned aside 25 of the measly 27 Flyers shots to backstop a 3-2 Boston Bruins win that improves the B’s to a 21-11-2 record. The Flyers Free Fall Continues.

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Let Me Guess, Another One Man Show.

For the second straight game, yes, it was a one-man show, unfortunately for Philadelphia, it was a bad guy in the person of, David Pastrnak. At the 1:51 mark, Pastrnak picked up his 14th of the season with help from Taylor Hall and Erik Haula.

Four minutes later, Pastrnak notched goal 15 that was set up by the most hated guy in hockey..except in Boston, Brad “Rat Face” Marchand and Charlie McAvoy. Despite the euphoria, Marchand refrained from kissing or licking anyone. The Flyers put up a collective yawn as the period came to an end with the 2-0 Bruins edge.

Please Tell Me it Gets Better

Ok, but…Cam Atkinson tipped in an Ivan Prorov shot and Joel Frabee beat Rask just seven minutes later to kick it up at 2-2. Pastrnak had the dagger that killed the Flyers comeback with 3:15 left in the second that secured hat trick and marked the last goal in the Flyers six-game losing skein.

“He didn’t have a ton of work in terms of volume. He’s used to that a little bit around here,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said about Rask. “That’s kind of how we play. We’re pretty good at limiting volume and D-zone stuff, for the most part, trying to keep it outside”

Dis and Dat

Carter Hart turned 33 of the 36 Bruins shots. As noted, the Flyers have now dropped six in a row. The power play had Philly going 1 of 4 with Boston notching a pair of 4 cracks. The Flyers Free Fall Continues.

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.