Iron Man and Futility on Center Stage at Wells Fargo Center.
Keith Yandle tied the record of Doug Jarvis by playing in his 964th consecutive game with 965 on tap for a Tuesday game against the Islanders.
“I tried to keep it as normal as possible. do my same thing, do my same routine,” Yandle said. “Kind of worry about the game. I tried to go about my day as normal as possible.
To underscore Philadelphia fans, they gave Yandle a huge ovation but, the mood would change at game’s end.
Dropping a 3-1 decision to the Dallas Stars (21-16-2), the Orange and Black fall to a dismal, 13-21-8.
The defeat makes, as you know, 12 consecutive losses.
One time previous Philadelphia lost 12 but, they went 0-8-4 in 1998-99.
The hometown crowd made their feelings known by booing the team off the off at game’s end.
To The Game…Do We Hafta?
Star of the Game, Roope Hintz buried a breakaway goal for his 18th with Jason Robertson setting it up at 17:46.
That’s how the period would end with Dallas in front, 1-0.
Tell Me it Gets Better
Actually, Philadelphia finally caught a break when Justin Braun and Travis Konecy passed it around and Ivan Provorov (5th) had his shot ricochet off the skate of John Klingberg to knot it up at 12:06.
A back and forth ensued but netminders, Carter Hart and Jake Oettingr had all the answers.
So You’re Saying They Have a Chance?
The back and forth continued and it appeared they may be going to extra time
Think again…Jacob Peterson (7th) assisted by Ryan Suter and Alexander Radulov at 16:39 sucked the air out of the building.
Desperation mode….they have one? And Hart was pulled with the result being a clinching empty netter from Joe Pavelski (17th) aided by Hintz and Esa Lindell.
The goal came at 18:23 and the rain started to come down.
Not a conventional rain but rather, a rain of boos.
“They want to see us win,” Hart said. “They’re passionate about all their sports, about the Flyers. We appreciate their support. When we’re winning, they’re awesome.”
Oetinger faced 28 Philly shots stopping 27 with Carter Hart stopping 33 of 35.
In a rarity, not one penalty was called.
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.