Flyers With Another Shut Out

One could say it was a good weekend for hockey for the boys on Broad Street. Flyers with another shut-out, 3-0 over the Buffalo Sabres. Saturday it was Brian Elliott with the whitewash, Sunday it was Carter Hart between the pipes.

Hart has what may have been his worst game in his last start, and bounced back tenfold. A streaky game saw Buffalo come out on a mission and continually peppered Hart and the maturing Flyers defense, to no avail. How intense were the Sabres? Philadelphia did not record a shot on goal for the first 7:08.

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Philly was in a bit of uncharted waters facing Jonas Johansson who was making his first career start in the Sabres nets. The first stanza ended as it started, scoreless. That changed quickly as Philadelphia found its groove as Sean Couturier scores just :22 in and the visitors never looked back.

Phil Myers found Robert Hagg at the blue line and Hagg blasted a shot that Michael Raffl tipped to make it 2-0. The goal came just a minute and fifteen seconds after the Couturier tally. James Van Riemsdyk closed the period with the third and final goal.

All things were positive as Buffalo had an 0-8-1 record when trailing after 2 periods. To compound the Sabres frustration, they did not register a single shot on goal in the final 11:46.

Hart, who was spectacular when it counted, had 28 saves and seems to fix what ailed him. Johansson stopped 35 of the Flyer’s 38 shots. Despite the high shot total, Philly only had 4 third-period shots. Joel Farabee continues to improve and picked up two assists. Flyers with another shut-out. Get the full recap from the Broad Street Bully crew joined by Joey Sheeran.

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.