Flyers Notch 100th Franchise Win over Toronto

The Toronto Maple Leafs ventures into the Wells Fargo to take on the white-hot Philadelphia Flyers.

A huge final stanza propelled Philadelphia to a resounding 6-1 victory.

Toronto dominated the opening twenty minutes and outshot the Fly Guys. 15-7. Flyers netminder, Carter Hart, and his counterpart, Fredrick Anderson stole the show with neither allowing a goal.

Scott Laughton nailed his third of the season when he converted a sweet Kevin Hayes pass to put Philly in front, 1-0.

The Flyers kept pressing the attack and hit the goal post twice to take it to the final stanza with Philly hanging on, 1-0.

Jason Spezza set up Travis Dermott to get the game tied at 1-1.

Phillips Myers broke down a Toronto rush and Claude Giroux converted a Travis Konecny feed to put Philly up. 2-1 with ten minutes to play.

Six minutes later, Myers st up Konecny for a 3-1 Philly edge.

Ivan Provorov assisted on Joel Farabee’s empty-net goal before Shayne Gostisbehere and James Van Riemsdyk found the net just twelve seconds apart to give Philadelphia its fifth consecutive victory.

Blue Lines: Philadelphia picked up the 100th franchise victory over Toronto.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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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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