Flyers with an Impressive Win

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.

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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.

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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.