The Flyers win second in a row. Yes, you read that correctly. After a six-game winless skid, The Philadelphia Flyers (25-43-11) bested the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Penguins (45-24-11). Philly was led by Noah Cates with a pair of nearly identical goals and an assist. Martin Jones was stellar in the nets with 37 saves. Cates was on a line with Morgan Frost and Owen Tippett.
“Nice to be around some younger guys, we’re chatting a little bit, helping each other out and obviously producing a little bit, so it’s nice.” stated Cates.
To the Action
Cates assisted on a rebound goal from linemate, Frost at the 15:49 mark giving Philadelphia a lead to would not surrender. That would be the only goal in the opening twenty minutes. In the second, Cates redirected a Keith Yandle shot with Frost adding his second point with the secondary helper for his 4th from Cates at 6:49.
Could Philly hold on in the third? The alleged Philadelphia power play operating at a 12% clip, actually got one. Cates with a beautiful deflection, this one off a Yandle shot with Ivan Provorov adding the secondary. With 3:33 to play, Sidney Crosby picked up his 31stwith Malkin and Guentzel getting the helpers. With the Pittsburgh net wide open, Travis Konecny, off a setup Linus Hogberg and Kevin Hayes sealed the deal with his 16th.
Flyers fired 43 shots with Louis Dominique stopping 39. Flyers Coach, Mike Yeo confirmed that Carter Hart, Cam Atkinson, Patrick Brown, Cam York, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Kevin Connauton each are finished for what’s left of the season. The Flyers win second in a row but can they keep it going.
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.