Flyers Pound Kraken

The Philadelphia Flyers pound the Kraken, 6-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. If Flyers fans can expect this on most nights, it will be a fun ride. Yes, it was an expansion team. Yes, they were playing their fourth game in a week. But, the rowdy Philadelphia crowd was treated to a lop-sided 6-1 domination of the 1-2-1 Seattle Kraken. Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Newcomers Derick Brassard, and Ryan Ellis, and, of all people, Ryan  Braun boosted the 1-0-1 Flyers to a 5-0 edge.

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WHAT ABOUT GOALTENDING?

The onslaught chased Phillip Grubauer (5 goals on 20 shots). Carter Hart was outstanding turning away 23 of 24 attempts.
Flyers Coach, Alain Vigneault praised his netminder, who picked up his 50th career win. “In our start, we made two major mistakes,’’ coach Alain Vigneault said. “And we got big saves (from Hart) right off the hop. That’s basically the difference – if they score, they get a little confidence, a bit of energy, and if we don’t score, they come right back. Those (saves) sent us in the right direction.’’ For good measure, the Flyers got the 6th goal from Joel Farabee.

WHAT ABOUT THE NEW GUYS?

As mentioned, Brassard and Ellis hit rope. We have two new fan favorites as a pair of fights ensued after Philly went up 5-1. Nick Seeler pushed a ref out of the way go at it with Jamie Oleksiak, all 6′-7″ of the Kraken back-liner. Nate Thompson absolutely pounded Nathan Bastain. Here is the reaction from Seeler. “He was sticking up for his teammate, which I understand and respect. I didn’t want to back down, and he’s a big boy so it was a good scrap. It was fun.”

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Travis Konecny would chime in.” I was just saying to Seels on the way in that I’ve never heard the building that loud in a long time. I don’t expect anything less coming from our fans. The emotion of just being back in Philly and they love us getting into it with the other team. He did a great job, Thomer did a great job. You can hear that atmosphere in the rink and on the bench. It was an awesome night.” The Philadelphia Flyers pound the Kraken.

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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