Flyers Go Duck Hunting and Win, 2-1

The Philadelphia Flyers (21-12-5) continued their road trip and went to Anaheim to face the challenge of the Anaheim Ducks (16-18-4) in the next to last game of the 2019 portion of the season.

Anaheim would strike first when Erik Gudbranson buried a pass from Adam Henrique for his 3rd on the season. Just :35 elapsed and the Ducks had the edge.

Philly would get it even when Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek worked the puck to Sean Coutourier who buried it behind netminder, John Gibson. The goal came at 9:45 and was Coutourier’s 10th of the campaign.

That would be the end of the scoring in the regulation time frame and the clubs went to extra time and with just 2:07 remaining, Voracek went back on the attack and set up Kevin Hayes for his 12th to earn the win.

Blue Lines: Philadelphia finishes the 2019 portion of their schedule when they face the Los Angeles Kings on New Year’s Eve.

Brian Elliott stopped 27 of the 28 shots the Ducks fired and his counterpart, John Gibson was a tad busier, stopping 33 of 35 Philadelphia chances.

Neither team capitalized on the man advantage and Philly went 0 for 2 with the Ducks, 0 for 4.

The Flyers had the edge on Face offs, winning 61%. Claude Giroux was outstanding, winning 15 of 21. Coutourier added 6 of 9.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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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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