The Philadelphia Flyers tied a franchise record with their tenth consecutive loss.
The New Jersey Devils (10-9-5) were looking to break a losing string of their own and did just that with a 3-0 whitewashing of team dismal.
Philadelphia falls to 0-2 under new Head Coach, Mike Yeo.
We’re They at Least Competitve?
For the first period at least.
In a listless, okay, I will say it, a totally humdrum (good as a replacement for boring?) first period, the clubs showed exactly why they are struggling.
The stanza ended where it began, scoreless.
So, What Happened in the Second?
Jesper Bratt (1g, 1a) scored what would be a game winner at 5:30 with help from Damon Severson.
Dawson Mercer lit the lamp on the man advantage 6:05 later with Philly unable to get the best of Devils netminder, MacKenzie Blackwood and, as a result, we went to the final 20 minutes with Philadelphia needing to generate offense.
Were They Able To?
With Carter Hart pulled Michael McLeod hit the open net with thirty ticks on the clock and the Flyers slide continues.
Inside the Game
Blackwood stopped what little offense Philadelphia could muster and came away with a perfect 25 for 25 saves.
Carter Hart, victim of weak defense, stopped 24 of 26 with the empty net goal.
If it’s any consolation, Philly dominated on face offs, 38-20 with Sean Couturier claiming 11 and Claude Giroux with 10.
Patrick Brown added 9…
A perplexed Mike Yeo addressed the state of affairs.
“If we’re sitting here and we’re looking at the losses that are piling up and the streak that we’re on right now and all the stuff that’s happened, then we’re really not looking at what’s ahead of us,” Yeo said. “Obviously that affects your preparation, that affects you while you’re in the moment. So we have to find a way to take advantage of each day that we have right now.”
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.