The Flyers Win But For How Long?

The Flyers win but for how long? The pattern continues with the Flyers beating the Rangers, 2-1. The series with the New York Rangers resumed Saturday after at the Wells Fargo Center. The Jekyll and Hyde Flyers gutted out a 2-1 win with an upbeat performance and the team welcomed back Prodigal Son, the defense.

Recent Flyer killer, Mika Zibanejad was up to his usual. Drawing a penalty on a clear dive, Zibanejad scored on the advantage when he converted a cross ice pass from Ryan Strome.

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Brian Elliott got the start and did his job with 24 saves. Moose Elliott clearly could not be faulted on the goal and the Rangers went in front, 1-0.

One of the prettier goals of the season came when Nolan Patrick redirected a Shane Gostisbehere shot behind Igor Shesterkan. Ghost fired a bouncing puck and Patrick somehow got his stick on it and we were looking at a tied game, 1-1.

A feel-good story made the difference in this one with Sam Morin firing a laser for his first career goal to give the Flyers something they desperately needed, a lead, 2-1. Flyers fans, much like Chicken Little expected the sky to fall. This time, however, the sun was shining and team “Go Figure” held on for two important points.

Now, I have written this just about every other game in the last six weeks. Will the good-game terrible game string be broken? Or did the Morin goal somehow inspire the squad? The Flyers did seem to have more enthusiasm and the forechecking was markedly improved. Has the alarm finally gone off? The Flyers win but for how long? Only time will tell.

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.