Flyers Humbled by Buffalo

The Flyers were humbled by the Buffalo Sabres, 6-1. The Buffalo Sabres (1-2-0) provided the opposition in game three of the 2020-21 season in a matchup in South Philly. Buffalo (1-2-0) had struggled scoring goals with a total of five in two games.

If you follow me on Edge of Philly you will remember I pointed out the Flyers defense were giving up far too many shots to have hope of long-term success. Buffalo, even though early in the season was hungry for a win and threw a few wrinkles at the Orange and Black.

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Linus Ullmark, the Sabres usual starter, was a scratch and the mantle was handed to Carter Hutton. In the first period, Hutton had to take short skates to stay awake as team Philadelphia opened their offense? And unleashed all of four shots. Curtis Lazar made the twine dance behind Carter Hart to open the show.

Buffalo added three more in the middle stanza and chased Hart (22 shots, 18 saves) in the process. Team Flyers continued to sleep walk and fell behind, 5-0 before Nicolas Aube-Kubel got the home team on the board.

Victor Olafsson supplied the exclamation point to get Buffalo back in the hunt.

Blue Lines:

Buffalo rolled out a line of Taylor Hall, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart… the trio accounted for 2 goals and 6 assists. The contest marked the first Sabres win in Philadelphia since March 5, 2011. It was the first time Curtis Lazar notched two goals in a game since, February 16, 2016.

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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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