Winnipeg shuts out the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0. Eric Comrie turned aside 35 Philadelphia shots in earning his first NHL shutout. The whitewash came in the 27th game for Comrie. For Philly, Felix Sandstrom stopped 23 of the 26 Jets shots he faced. One to go on the season.
“I think that he’s a battler,” Flyers interim coach Mike Yeo said about Sandstrom. “Tonight, the first goal maybe he’d like to have back, but he continued to battle right through the rest of the way, so just like any young player it’s learning, making sure you’re ready right from the start of the game.”
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Pierre-Luc Dubois picked up his career-high 28th goal at 5:23 of the opening stanza on a power play. Kyle Connor (1g,2a) with the helper to give Winnipeg (37-32-11) what would turn out to be the game-winning marker. Neither team could get any more goals with the first coming to its conclusion with a 1-0 score.
A second power-play marker, this one from Nikolaj Ehlers (28th). with Blake Wheeler (1g,1a) and Connor setting the table at 7:33. Wheeler (15th) took a turn with help from Ehlers to end the second with Philadelphia (24-46-11) facing a serious uphill battle, 3-0. With Sandstrom pulled for the extra attacker, Connor recorded the 46th that giving him 92 points on the campaign.
The season of discontent or, the season from hell has one final game. Power Plays had the Jets 2 for 5 and big surprise, Philly 0 for 4. Flyers shut out again. One to go on the season for the Flyers.
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.