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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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.



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