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.

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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