Thankfully It Ends

Thankfully, it ends. If you are of the religious ilk, when you chat with your supreme being…thank him or her for ending this debacle that was alleged, a Flyers season. A memorable season (only because it was that bad), finally concluded with, what else? A loss.

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Should I Bother Recapping?

The Philadelphia Grounded Flyers (25-46-11) ended their season with a lackluster 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators (33-42-7). The good news? Philly had a half-season worth of power-play goals (2).

Opening Stanza

A scoreless 18:31 was ended by James van Riemsdyk hitting his 24th off an Owen Tippett and Ivan Provorov set up on…wait for it…a power-play goal! That would be all the first-period scoring with boos raining down from the brave souls who came to see two of the worst teams in the NHL.

To the second. Another one goal period. This time it would be Ottawa lighting the lamp at 11:51 with James Norris notching his 35th with help from Brady Tkachuk.

The Final Twenty

Travis Harmonic put Ottawa in front 2-1 at the 1:56 mark. Owen Tippett made it a 2-2 affair with his 10th assisted by Morgan Frost and Ivan Provorov on the advantage for the final goal of the season at 12:33. Tkachuk hit his career-high 30th on an Ottawa advantage with help from Thomas Chabot and Tim Stutzle. With Flyer goalie, Martin Jones pulled, Ottawa put an end to the 4-2 win to end the season for both teams.

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Notes:

This was the third-worst season in Flyers history. A Coach was fired…a Captain traded…three long losing streaks. The worst power play in the league is complemented by the third-lowest goals scored on average. Break out the dynamite. Thankfully, it ends

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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