Flyers win in a shootout, 4-3. It took six shooters before Kevin Hayes ended it on a pretty deke to get the Flyers a much-needed two points.
New Jersey has now lost their tenth consecutive game. This was the first of the ten that they picked up a point. The Devils scored first with a Michael McLeod marker behind Brian Elliott (29 saves). Sean Couturier matched the McLeod feat redirecting a Phil Myers shot. Things seemed to be going well for Team Philadelphia.
But, I know, it’s gotten old, the defense was porous and Elliott was tested often. Miles Wood gave the Devils a 2-1 advantage and Pavel Zacha scored an insurance goal and it appeared the losing streak would end.
Finally, The Flyers showed some urgency and Captain Claude led the charge when he potted goals with 1:26 to play and repeated the feat :22 seconds later to send it to OT. The extra time was scoreless so, off to the shootout and the Kevin Hayes heroics. As Giroux and Voracek go, so go this Flyers team. The pair combined for a four-point night with Voracek’s two helpers. Flyers win in a shootout.
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.