Flyers Lose in Shootout

Flyers lose in Shootout, 3-2. In an ongoing saga, the Philadelphia Flyers dropped a heart breaker in the shootout to the New York Islanders. The Flyers now face two absolute “must-wins” Monday and Tuesday against the Boston Bruins. 

Trailing Boston by 4 points is literally do-or-die time. Despite the shootout loss, some glaring positives can be taken. Captain Claude Giroux.. was a force the entire third period with a beautiful backhand top-shelf goal and nasty wrister to get it knotted up at 2-2.

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More eye-catching was Giroux doing some celebrating after the tying goal. It was a very uncharacteristic display. It is good to see some emotion from anyone on this team, especially Giroux

Another eye-opener was the return of Carter Hart. He clearly played with much more confidence and his glove hand, which has been part of his downfall, was lightning quick. He was credited with 22 saves but it seemed more like 50.

We also saw the debut of Tanner Laczynski which prompts me to think, Chuck Fletcher will be bringing in some of their prospects.
Of course, without two wins Monday and Tuesday, the fire sale may be starting. As bleak as it was, there is still a flicker of hope. Certainly, we will have an answer on the playoff future in about 72 hours. Flyers lose in Shootout to the Isles.

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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