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.

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.