Flyers Override Senators, 5-4 in a Shootout

After a dominating win in their own building against Buffalo on Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers found themselves north of the Border at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Finding their power play mojo, Kevin Hayes (9) converted a Jake Voracek and Brian Elliott feed to put Philly up at the 3:16 mark of the opening period.

The white-hot James Van Riemsdyk continued his torrid pace and picked up his 11th with just 1:03 elapsed in the second.

Philly seemed to be in cruise control but, at the 6:00 mark, Tyler Ennis cut the margin to 2-1.

Ottawa found another gear and ripped off two more lamp lighters courtesy of Flyers Public Enemy #1, Mark Borowiecki picking up his fourth just twenty-five ticks after Ennis.

Anthony Duclair gave the Sens the lead on the man advantage at 18:21 with his 21st of the season.

Jake Voracek ended the Sens run with just :48 remaining to set up a tense final period with the teams tied at 3-3.

Van Riemsdyk picked up his 12th of the season and, for the second consecutive game, his second on the night.

Philadelphia held the lead for nearly ten minutes before Ennis converted a Borowieki and Duclair set up to get it knotted again.

The squads went to overtime with no-decision.

It came down to Sean Couturier who notched the only goal in the shoot out and the Flyers won a gut-check game.

Dis and Dat: Brian Elliott stopped 30 shots in the Philly nets and his counterpart, Marcus Hogberg stopped 34.

Philadelphia won the faceoff battle with a 57% to 43% with Claude Giroux leading the way, winning 12 of 18. Couturier also was very good with 10 of 13.

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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