In a battle of two of the lesser weights in the NHL, The Anaheim “No Longer Mighty” Ducks (29-32-12) came into the Wells Fargo to challenge the (23-38-11) grounded, Flyers.
To the …Umm Action
A one-sided first period had Philadelphia with a 16-6 shot advantage and a 2-0 advantage. Travis Sanheim contributed and got his 7th, with Morgan Frost and Travis Konecny getting the helpers with just 1:39 played.
One of the youngsters’ Flyers management is getting a handle on Ronnie Attard got his first NHL goal at 2:28 from recently returning Scott Laughton, and another of the youngsters, Hayden Hodgson. Anaheim played the first period showing why they have two wins in their last fifteen games.
“I didn’t yell or anything, just wanted them to get in their heads and visualize what their games were like settle down, reset, play a two-period game. Didn’t need to kick garbage cans or yell.” Ducks Coach, Dallas Eakins.
The Second was Anaheim, with goals from Sonny Milano (13th), Cam Fowler, and Jamie Drysdale at 3:06. At 4:38, it would be Zach Aston-Reese hitting for his 4th off assists from Andrej Sustr and Adam Henrique. A power-play tally from Trevor Zegras (19th) set up by Jamie Drysdale and Urgo Vaskanainen….say that fast three times..ended the second with Anaheim Feelin’ Ducky with a 3-2 lead.
“Not ideal but we flipped the script in the second, They did a great job in the first period, but we turned it around.” Zegras commented.
Is a Comeback Brewing?
It looked that way when Ivan Provorov slammed home a Nate Thompson, Cam York work around and with 3:53 we had a 3-3 game. The good feelings faded away with eight and a half to play when Derek Grant set up Zegras for his second and a 4-3 Ducks edge. Grant (13th) added insurance and the clock ran out on the 5-3 game.
- Shots were nearly even, 34-33 Anaheim
- Martin Jones had 29 saves with former Flyer, Anthony Stolarz stopping 30.
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.