Flyers Ground Red Wings

The Philadelphia Flyers (14-7-5) welcomed the Detroit Red Wings (7-18-3) to the Wells Fargo Center for the traditional Black Friday contest.

The Flyers blew open a close game to plant a 6-1 victory.

Philadelphia’s big guns were, for the most part, silent but the good news was a major contribution from some underachievers.

Scott Laughton (1g, 1a) nailed his second in two games when he converted on a breakaway after a nice Carter Hart stop to put the locals up. 1-0 at the 2:52 mark.

Just six minutes later, Robby Fabre put his 5th Behind Hart to knot it up at 1-1.

Shawn Gosisbehere, a recent scratch, banged hon a rebound for his second of the season and the Flyguys never looked back with a 2-1 edge.

The second stanza was a forth and back affair until Sean Couturier bagged his 8th of the season off to close the second with a Philly large and in charge, 3-1.

It seemed the Orange and Black had a scouting report on former Flyer, Calvin Pickard as they would break the event wide open with tallies from Kevin Hayes who nailed an absolute Top 10 worthy goal when he converted a saucer pass from Scott Laughton with just :27 played.

Thirty seconds later, Oskar Lindblom finished off an Ivan Provorov and Jakob Voracek set up to push it to 5-1 and team Philadelphia nailed their third goal in just 1:09 to blow the close game open.

James van Riemsdyk would add an “oh by the way goal” to put the exclamation point on Philadelphia’s 14th victory.

Blue Lines- How bad are the Red Wings struggling? They are on pace for a 49 point season.

Carter Hart continued the hot Flyers goaltending with 32 saves.

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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