The Flyers Bury the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche comes to the Wells Fargo fresh off the All Star Break. The Philadelphia Flyers are still reeling after the loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins Last night in the igloo.

Philipp Grubauer let up five goals during the orange and black’s offensive onslaught and a outstanding performance for Flyers call-up goaltender Alex Lyon.

The Avalanche kept Lyons standing on his head through the first half of the opening period. At about the 14 minute marker in the first period, a shot by Matt Niskanen ricocheted around in the traffic in front of Grubauer. This gave the Flyers the opening goal of the game.

With just seconds left in the period, Kevin Hayes tips the puck in past Grubauer to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.

The second period the Avalanche scored twice. Colorado goals were knocked in by Valeri Nichushkin and Mikko Rantanen. Flyers Joel Farabee would not let Colorado have all the scoring fun in the mid period.

Joel Farabee and Kevin Hayes were not done for the night. They pick up their second goals of the night during the final period. Farabee’s scored coming off a takeaway by Sean Couturier and Hayes’ goal was a short-handed play.

Andre Burakovsky scored the Avalanche’s third in final goal Against Alex Lyon midway through the period to make it a 4-3 game. The Hayes goal came minutes after Burakovsky’s score. The sixth and final nail in the coffin was empty-netter from Scott Laughton making it a 6-3 final score.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.