Flyers Hand Bruins Overtime Win

Philly In a charitable mood tonight. The Flyers hand Bruins overtime win in 5-4 disappointment. The Philadelphia Flyers went to Boston to play their first road game of the season and it didn’t end so well, despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead off the sticks of a power-play goal from Captain Claude Giroux (1g) and the second of the season from James Van Riemsdyk. Team Philadelphia could not answer the Boston onslaught.

Dropping a very winnable game, Philadelphia once again allowed 40 shots and suddenly, Carter Hart is looking very average. With the restructured season, no team can afford to hand games away. Boston dominated from the faceoff circle, going 33 of 22. While that is not necessarily critical, it is attention-worthy.

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Hart started off great. Carter stopped everything the Bruins could muster. But, the final stanza was a House of Horrors as he allowed four goals. The defense in front of him was nearly nonexistent.

The bright spot? James Van Riemsdyk notched two goals and Jake (never bad mouth him) Voracek and Kevin Hayes each registered a pair of assists.

To compound the Philly defensive woes, after a dismal four shots on goal in the first period against Buffalo, Flyer wingers said, “hold my beer and registered an unseemly three Thursday night.

Alain Vigneault needs to make adjustments as soon as yesterday. No offense, porous defense, and a suddenly shaky phenom goaltender. A team that had so much promise is suddenly falling into an abyss. It’s certainly not too late to patch the ship. But, something needs to be done and quickly.

If the Flyers continue to hand the Bruins overtime win and other teams in this fashion this can be a long shortened season. For more coverage click here.

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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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