Here we go again. Well, that was like pulling teeth. Flyers lose, 4-1. The season of discontent continues with another Flyers loss 4-1 to the New York Rangers. Alex Lyon stopped 20 shots and Oskar Lindblom scored a goal. That sums up the highlights for the Flyers.
Chris Kreider opened the scoring at 6:02 of the first on the power play. Oskar Lindblom matched him with his 7th just :45 later and it was downhill from there. Pavel Buchnevich (1g,1a), Alexis Lafreniere (1g,1a) and Filipino Chytil supplied the offense with Alexandra Georgiev supplying the defense with a 26 save performance.
Backup to the backup, Alex Lyon was not bad and kept it closer than it was with a 20 save game. The second half swoon continues as Philadelphia has dropped to 21-19-7 after a stellar 11-4-3 start. Since February 28 the Fly guys have been grounded with a less than stellar 10-15-4 record and any hope of a playoff appearance took a severe hit since that point.
The roster is locked in so, what you see is what you get. If they follow the month-long pattern, their next game will be stellar. Here we go again.
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.