The Philadelphia Flyers’ season is saved… for now. This comes off a 3-2 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins. Are the Flyers finally getting some positive breaks?
Travis Sanheim blocked a Patrice Bergeron shot and went coast to coast to score the game-winner. Bergeron made an uncharacteristic shot then promptly fell down to allow Sanheim to get the game clincher.
The Orange and Black wanted the win in regulation but, they got the desperately needed “W”. The overtime winner puts team Philadelphia three points behind Boston for the final playoff spot. The teams have two games against each other this week.
Some positives came out of the contest. Claude Giroux continues to up his game and had the assist on Travis Konecny’s goal. Konecny, Couturier, and Sanheim supplied the offense and Brian Elliott was strong in goal with 27 saves. The defense was finally strong.
Dan Vladar stopped 29 Flyers shots on the emergency start. The Sanheim goal was his first in 30 games. Giroux may have had the play of the game when he got caught as the only man back on a Bruins 2 on 1. He made it impossible for the puck to be passed and actually played it as if he were a defenseman. The two clubs have at it again Tuesday evening. The Flyers season is saved for now.
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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.