Streaks Continue

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.”

Post Mortum

Oetinger faced 28 Philly shots stopping 27 with Carter Hart stopping 33 of 35.

In a rarity, not one penalty was called.

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.