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.

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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