This season has become a fill-in-the-blank when it comes to this sentence. Flyers Lose to ______. In this case, it would be the 30-21-3 Edmonton Oilers. Flyers Lose, 3-0.
The same Oilers who present the NHL points co-leaders, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid with their 77 points. Couple them with a stifling defense and 39 saves from netminder, Mikko Koskinen and, short recipes create a 3-0 whitewashing. The Flyers, (16-27-10), who have had golf reservations for a month, did little to nothing on the offense against Edmonton.
The Oilers would need only a Leon Draisaitl (37th) marker-assisted by Darnell Nurse and Connor McDavid at 17:41 of the opening period, to achieve the victory. The goal spelled doom for Philly with the Oilers going to 17-0-0 when scoring the game’s first goal. Kailer Yamamoto added an insurance goal with his 11th at 15:10 of the second period. Connor McDavid put one in the empty Flyers net to secure the 3-0 final score.
By the Way
The Flyers did win in one category, face-offs with Claude Giroux leading the way with his 15 of 21. As a team, the Flyers won 31 to Edmonton’s 28. I misspoke or, mistyped. Philly actually won two, oh by the way categories with a 39-32 shot advantage.
Carter Hart stopped 29 of 31 with Mikko Koskinen pitching the shut out. What was once a “home ice” has become anything but. Philadelphia drops to 9-19 at the Wells Fargo Center. No fewer than 14 NHL scouts were in attendance with 9 from Western Conference teams. Flyers Lose, 3-0.
“It was a strong hockey game. We did some things really well. There was a lot to like and a lot to build on.” Edmonton Head Coach, Jay Woodcraft.
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.