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.
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.
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.