Flyers Stay Hot with Overtime Win

Ivan Provorov scored on a pretty goal at the 2:14 mark of the Overtime period to give Philadelphia a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday evening. Flyers stay hot with an overtime win.

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To The Action

Despite being heavily outplayed. James Van Riemsdyk converted a power-play goal that was set up by Claude Giroux and Travis Konecny with 4:44 elapsed. History was made as Giroux surpassed Flyers legend, Bill Barber for second place in points in Flyers history. Giroux has 600 assists with his 884 points.

 ” I never really thought about it before. To be able to pass Bill Barber, it’s a great honor. He’s a legend in Philly,” Giroux said. Yanni Gourde answered with a power-play goal of his own with help from Carson Souci and Morgan Geekie at the 12:46 mark. The opening twenty minutes would end with the 1-1 score. On to the third. The back and forth continued but, neither squad can hit rope in the middle stanza.

Here We Go…Buckle Up

Seattle kept the pressure on and was rewarded when Jeremy Lauzon lit the lamp for the first time this season at the 14:32 mark with Calle Jankrok and Adam Larsson getting the helpers. The lead was short-lived with JVR getting his second of the night and fifth in his last six games just fifteen seconds later to knot it again, this time at 2-2.

Regulation would come to a close and, on to the dreaded overtime. Provorov ended things with a Top 10 goal when he deked and went to his back hand to beat helpless Phillip Grubauer and sent Philadelphia on their way to San Jose with smiles on their faces.

Interim Head Coach, Mike Yeo spoke about the fortunes of the third period. “In the third period, we recognized that we were pretty fortunate to be in the position that we were in and we started to come out and have a better mindset,”


News and Notes

Martin Jones surely stole this game with his 34 saves on 36 shots. Counterpart, Grubauer was not so fortunate and faced only 22 shots stopping 19. Face offs went the Philadelphia way, 29-25 with Giroux leading the way, winning 18 of the 24 he took. Carter Hart, Scott Laughton, Sean Couturier and Derick Brassard were unavailable due to protocol. But, Hart, in an effort to get work, suited up for the WHL Everett Silvertips.

Philadelphia is right back at it Thursday when they they challenge the San Jose Sharks. Philadelphia improves to 13-12-5 while Seattle drops to 10-17-4. Flyers stay hot with a 3-2 overtime win.

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.