Flyers Win First Game Without Giroux, 2-1

Kevin Hayes notched a pair of goals, one on the power play to boost the (20-31-1) Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 defeat of the (26-25-9) New York Islanders.

Owen Tippett made his debut and clanged a shot off the post

Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee each had the assists on both of the goals.

“They’re not the followers anymore, they’re the leaders,” MikeYeo said.

To the Game..

Casey Cizikas gave the Islanders a first period lead lead with an unassisted goal for his 8th at 12:50.

With 4:22 gone in the second, Hayes buried his sixth courtesy of Konecny and Farabee.

Hayes would do it again,this time on the power play with, once again, Konecny and Farabee getting the helpers.

The lead would hold up with Carter Hart making 26 saves on the Islanders 27 tries.

Ilya Sorokin was busier in the Islanders net.

Philly fired 37 shots and could only score the two times

“We didn’t execute when we needed to,.We were just not really sharp. Just didn’t have enough juice.” Islanded Coach Barry Trotz said.

The new era begins..

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.