Despite a slow start which saw Carolina jump out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Sebastian Aho, who notched his 11th and Teuvo Teravainen (6) at 4:43 and Brian Elliott looked rusty. The Philadelphia Flyers rode, Travis Konecny, Claude Giroux and Morgan Frost 1g,1a) to a come from behind victory.
Player of the game, Claude Giroux stopped the bleeding when he converted a beautiful feed from Travis Konecny to cut the lead in half at the 6:31 mark. On the power play, Ivan Provorov fired a shot from the blue line which snaked in to knot things up at 2-2.
The first period came to a close and Brian Elliott would take center stage knocking back 19 shots and the dynamic, Morgan Frost, gave the Flyguys the 3-2 edge with a short-handed goal. Giroux repositioned Frost for the face-off and the strategy paid off and resulted in the second goal in as many games for the Wunderkind.
The middle stanza came to an end with Elliott making several outstanding stops if the 19 shots he faced. To the third, the teams trekked and the Hurricanes recorded a Lucas Wallmark goal off a Flyers defensive breakdown. With 3:24 played, the intensity picked up and both squads had chances that were denied by Elliott and Petr Mrazak, the ‘Canes netminder.
Giroux would break the tie with his second of the game at 11:16.
Carolina kept hammering at Elliott but he was equal to everything.
With the net wide open, Kevin Hayes ended the affair and sent the Flyers to 5-3 victory.
Icings: Giroux put up a four-point game for the 11th time in his career.
Elliott finished with 33 saves while Mrazek stopped 19.
Philadelphia improves to 11-7-4 with The Hurricanes dropped to 13-8-1.
Three stars: 3- Travis Konecny (3a)2- Claude Giroux (2g,2a) and the Number One Star had to be Elliott.
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.