Stop Me if You Heard this 38 times this Season

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.

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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.

Second

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.

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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.

Info:

  • Shots were nearly even, 34-33 Anaheim
  • Martin Jones had 29 saves with former Flyer, Anthony Stolarz stopping 30.
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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