Flyers Pull off Rare Win in Columbus

Two teams who are going through scoring issues met up at The Nationwide Arena in Columbus in a pre-Thanksgiving tilt.

Nick Foligno picked up his first goal since October 7 and the Blue Jackets seized the lead at the 4:51 mark.

The teams would battle forth and back with zero rewards until a pretty backhander from Tyler Pitlick got Philadelphia even with 6:22 remaining.

Seth Jones lit the lamp with just thirty-six ticks remaining to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead after one period.

Brian Elliott, the Philly netminder, who is playing like a starter, took over from that point one and slammed the door on the Blue Jackets.

Scott Laughton bagged his first of the season at the 3:19 mark to get it knitted up before Claude Giroux tallied on the power play at 16:35 to put Philly ahead, 3-2 after forty minutes.

Columbus threw everything that could to solve Elliott. The netminder stood tall turning aside 15 shots to garner Star of the Game honors.

Blue lines:, Shots favored Columbus 30-22.

James Van Riemsdyk played in his 700th NHL Game.

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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