Flyers Robbed

Flyers robbed, 2-1. Starting in back to games for the first time in his career, Ilya Sorokin flat out stole a 2-1 Islanders Overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Finally, the Philadelphia defense stood up and kept the visitors to the outside most of the contest. Was the defense that good or were the Islanders disinterested? Brian Elliott only faced 10 shots in the first forty minutes and 20 for the night.


Sorokin was beyond outstanding in making 36 saves putting New York back on top of the Division. The shot that beat him was when Claude Giroux was left wide open and took a shot that deflected off the skate of Oskar Lindblom.

“He’s been outstanding for us, all year,” Jean-Gabriel Pageau said. “Tonight, I think that’s what gave us that boost. Just seeing him keep battling shot after shot and fighting the shots in traffic. Making those big saves. A lot of two-on-ones.”

Anthony Beauvillier notched the game-winner with a wrap-around shot at the 3:41mark of the extra stanza. It’s refreshing to say that there is not much if anything to find fault within this Flyers performance. 

Perhaps home cooking is what the doctor ordered. End of the day, New York the last two games of the three-game set. Once again, a game to perhaps building off. Also once again, we shall see. Flyers robbed themselves of their own victory.

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.