Flyers Snowed Under by Avalanche

The Philadelphia Flyers (17-9-5) ventured into the Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche (20-8-3).

The Avs scored the game’s first goal with Matt Calvert beating Carter Hart.

The lead would double when Mikko Rantanan picked up his first of two.

Colorado dominated play, outshooting Philadelphia by a 13-8 margin.

Despite not having Travis Konecny, the Flyers were finding their offense and picked the first 11 shots of the middle stanza and finished with 17.

Despite the pressure, Pavel Francoux was unflappable in the Colorado net.

The Flyguys found themselves behind the eightball when Rantanan pushed it to 3 zip.

Claude Giroux spoiled the shutout to close the final to 3-1.

Blue Lines: Yet again team Philadelphia was scoreless on the man advantage, going 0-2.

Shots on goal saw Colorado fire 27 with 24 Hart stops while the Flyers were frustrated with Francoux dominating by stopping 32 of 33.

Next up, Philadelphia stays on the road with a Saturday evening trip to Minnesota to attempt to tame the Wild.

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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