Have they turned the corner? Flyers with an impressive win, 3-0 over Buffalo. I guess in some strange way, we can call them the “new look” Flyers. Oskar Lindblom, Jake Voracek, and Justin Braun each returned for the Covid issues. Voracek and Lindblom made an instant impact with each notching an assist.
Brian “Moose” Elliott played his second consecutive strong game and shut out Buffalo for the second time this season. Team Philly has, for now, seems to have made adjustments to what was ailing them. Buffalo (6-9-3) despite their record is leading the league in power-play percentage but was stifled by the Flyers and went 0 for 3.
To me, the attention getter is the shots on goal. Up until this week, the trend was allowing 30-35 shots a game while only gathering 20 or less. Buffalo netminder. Carter Hutton was under fire all afternoon and Philadelphia fired 39 shots at him.
Conversely, Elliott only saw 23. Basing logic off percentages, that amounts to a win.
Travis Sanheim made his presence felt when he intercepted a Sabres clearing attempt and saucered a pretty pass to Sean Couturier (1g,1a) who got the benefit of a misdirection off a defender’s glove and the visitors were on their way.
Couturier was back in the mix and assisted, along with James Van Riemsdyk to allow Shayne Gostisbehere to bury a wrister behind Hutton to double the advantage. Voracek and Lindblom figured in the backbreaker, setting up Scott Laughton for the 3-0 final.
Philadelphia improves to 10-4-3 and seems to have fixed their issues. How good has Moose Elliott been? He improves to 5-1 on the season. With the way the schedule plays out, two quality netminders are a must. Flyers with an impressive win over the Sabres.
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.