Flyers Return to Wells Fargo with a Capital Win, 3-2

The road-weary Philadelphia Flyers (23-15-6) looked to right their ship in returning to the Wells Fargo Center in a Wednesday evening tilt

The surging Washington Capitals (30-10-5) figured to be a mighty tough test.

A heavyweight first period saw the Flyers strike an early first and last blow when All-Star, Travis Konecny converted a sweet feed from Sean Couturier to beat Caps netminder, Braden Holtby and with :37 played, Philly had a lead.

Holtby settled in and Washington chopped away and was rewarded with markers from Nicklaus Backstrom and Jakob Vrana to seemingly end the opening stanza with Washington ahead, 2-1.

Robert Hagg scored on a slap shot at 19:19 to knot it up at 2-2.

The clubs went forth and back with no goals going in before Kevin Hayes picked off a pass and beat Holtby on a short-handed breakaway to secure the final goal of the game and a much needed Flyers win was in sight.

Carter Hart outdueled Holtby with neither allowing a goal in the third stanza.

Hart came away with an impressive 26 save affair and bested Holtby who knocked away 24 Philly tries.

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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