So Much For a Winning Streak

The Philadelphia Flyers (18-29-10) fell behind but a second period rally fell short

The Florida Panthers (40-13-5) utilized a 19 shot opening stanza for a 4-0 lead.

Sam Reinhart (3g) and Carter Verhaege (2g) each scored a pair in the first

The outburst marked the first time two Panthers scored twice in the same period in twenty two years

Comeback Brewing

Things became physical with Philadelphia hitting Florida where it hurts most, on the scoreboard

Kevin Hayes did the work setting up James Van Riemsdyk for his 13th at 9:09.

Two of most mentioned trade commodities for Philadelphia, teamed up.

Claude Giroux and Derick Brassard got the assists when Cam Atkinson hit net for the 18th time.

Travis Konecny (9th) on the advantage got it to a one goal affair.

The middle stanza on the entertaining contest came to a conclusion with the Flyers battling to a 4-3 deficit.

To the Third

Florida came in with a four game winning streak and were determined to make it five

Anthony Duclair added his 24th on a Panther man advantage at 6:59.

Reinhart got his hat trick with an empty net marker to close out the 6-3 win and give Florida forty wins.

“Before the shift, I told him, ‘If you’re open, I’m going to pass it to you, it was great. He’s been playing so well this year.” Jonathan Huberdeau.

Huberdeau had a wide open Flyers net but deferred to Reinhart.

Details

Carter Hart held his ground posting 31 saves with Sergei Bobrovsky stopping 34 to keep his hot streak going to 18-3-1 in his last 22 games

Florida improves to 30-0-0 when leading after the second period.

Penalties helped to doom the Flyers with their 1 of 3 on the advantage. Conversely, the Panthers cashed in on three of their attempts.

Flyers Comeback Falls Short in Sunrisem

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.

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