Flyers Lose In OT in a Bad Way

The Flyers lose in OT in a bad way. The embarrassment continues with, I know, another Flyers loss. When you cover the Philadelphia Flyers (18-30-1), it’s hard to call any team, lowly. But, the 15-35-8 Montreal Canadians were the opposition. Team Philadelphia surrendered no fewer than three leads in dropping a 4-3 Overtime game.

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With 7:00 minutes played, Kevin Hayes connected for on his 4th from James Van Riemsdyk and Travis Sanheim. So far, so good. The period ended with the Philadelphia 1-0 edge. On to the second period.

The goal came on a power play at the 2:18 mark. At 7:11, Claude Giroux netted his 18th with help from Morgan Frost and Travis Konecny for Flyers lead number 2. Suzuki rained on the Philly parade again a minute seventeen later to close the middle stanza at 2-2.

In the third the stage was set and, for the third time, Philly grabbed the lead. Cam Atkinson collected his 22nd with helpers to Joel Farabee and Derick Brassard with just 2:41 gone. Following the script, heartbreak was knocking at the Philly door and, for the third time, Montreal evened the score

To add insult to injury, the goal came short-handed. Rem Pitlick off a feed from Ben Chiarot made it 3-3 with forty-three seconds remaining. Regulation came to a close with a 3-3 tie. This won’t end well for Philly. And, it didn’t. Pitlick hit Caufield who buried the game-winner at 2:10 to send Philly to yet another bitter defeat.

Game Notes

Shots were 35-30 for the Habs. Philly got a consolation prize with a 34-23 face-off advantage. Power plays revealed a 1 for 4 for Montreal with Philadelphia doing their usual. The defeat gives Philly a minuscule three wins since the All-Star Break. Carter Hart had 31 saves in the loss with Sam Montembe posting 27 saves. The Flyers lose in OT in a bad way. Giroux will play his 1,000th game on Thursday.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.



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