Flyers Shark Bit in Overtime Loss

Flyers are shark bit in an overtime loss. Felix Sandstrom made his NHL debut and, it was memorable. Filling in for Carter Hart, the youngster turned aside 43 of the 46 shots the Sharks fired at him. Tomas Hertl was able to slam home a rebound with just :31 to play in the extra time to boost the Sharks to their second straight win and a 17-14-1 record. Philadelphia has now picked up points in their last 8 games and go to 13-12-6 on the campaign.

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To The Action

San Jose dominated most of the opening stanza but fell behind when Morgan Frost connected for his second of the season with Travis Konecny and Oskar Lindblom picking up his first of two assists at the 15:23 mark and that’s how the period would end.

The Middle Segment

Fortunes and the flow of the game would change in a matter of just two minutes started at 5:20 with Logan Couture getting his 11th shorthanded with help from Jacob Middleton (2 assists) and Andrew Cogliano to knot it up. At 7:20, Middleton and Hertl were playmakers for the third of the season from Brent Burns to give the Sharks a lead at 2-1.

To the Third

Both teams went back and forth with no result until the 15:57 mark when Joel Farabee hit the net for the ninth time with Lindblom and Keith Yandle supplying helpers. That would be all the scoring in regulation and for the second straight game, each team found themselves playing Overtime. Hertl (1goal, 1 assist) turned the lights off when he buried a rebound behind Sandstrom. Erik Karlsson and Noah Gregor supplied the helpers. “I think we played way better,” Hertl said. “We were way better in details and the D-zone, and we even got more chances than last game. It was a good game.”

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News and Notes

Flyers Head Coach, Mike Yeo decided against using Martin Jones against his former team. An overtime game the night before and the Flyers not arriving at their hotel until 4:30 were the deciding factor for the Coach. “I thought he was outstanding,” interim coach Mike Yeo said concerning the 24-year-old Sandstrom.

“He looked calm and he looked confident in the net. That’s what we’ve seen from him in practice. That is sort of his demeanor, that’s my impression of him as a coach. That’s what you like about a goalie, that he doesn’t get rattled.” Philadelphia moves on to Los Angeles to do battle with the Kings on Saturday evening. Sean Couturier has been placed in the Injured Reserve with an upper-body injury and is listed as “week to week”. Flyers are shark bit in an overtime loss.

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.