Flyers Work Overtime to Best Sabres

After a very poor start, the Flyers work overtime to best the Sabres, 4-3. It was ugly but, as they say, a win is a win. Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, the Philadelphia Flyers stunk up the Wells Fargo for the first two periods with Buffalo building a three-goal lead and attempting to end their 17 games losing streak.


How bad was it? Five Flyers were in the defensive zone. No problem, right? Not when all five are against the boards on the same side of the ice! Resulting in an easy goal against Brian Elliott.

Head coach, Alain Vigneault either went to panic mode or is a genius. He went to a three-line rotation with the result being twofold.
Nolan Patrick, Oskar Lindblom, and, of all people, Joel Farabee were benched and none set foot on the ice in the third period nor the overtime.

But, the “leaders” namely, Claude Giroux, got the hint and took over what looked to be a sure loss. Forcing the leaders to step up worked on this night. Claude Giroux was a force the rest of the way.

Kevin Hayes started the comeback with Giroux following Sean Couturier to get it even and off to overtime they would go. An absolutely gorgeous goal from Ivan Provorov gave Philadelphia an ugly but much-needed victory. Brian Elliott made 29 saves and Linus Ullmark turned away 32 of the 36 he faced. A very poor start, but the Flyers work overtime to best the Sabres.

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.