The Washington Capitals staged a late rally to give the 15-29-9 Philadelphia their fourth consecutive defeat, 5-3. It is sad to say but the losing continues.
To the Action
Here we go again. A back and forth opening Stanza would only reveal one goal with Michal Kempny beating Martin Jones for his 1st at 18:35.
To the second period. At the 8:54 mark, Gerry Mayhew cashed in on a pretty set-up from Oskar Lindblom and Isaac Ratcliffe on the man advantage. Joe Snively countered with his own advantage marker at 12:49 to put Washington in front. Travis Sanheim converted off a 2 on 1 that was set up by Travis Konecny and, after 40:00 we were knotted at 2-2.
With just 3:51 to play, Meyhew scored again and it looked like the losing streak would end. Guess again, less than a minute would elapse with Hathaway beating Martin Jones to level the score. Hathaway was just warming up and replicating the feet at 18:48. Having little options, Flyers Coach Mike Yeo pulled Martin Jones. John Carlson put the contest away with a long-distance goal.
“It’s not just about defense for them,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said of the line that Nic Dowd centers with Hathaway and Carl Hagelin. “They do a good job of getting out of the defensive zone and into the offensive zone and generating time, generating chances, and they’re able to score goals.”
Martin Jones stopped 20 of the 24 shots Washington threw at him. Ilya Samsonov was better with 30 saves. The losing continues for your Philadelphia Flyers.
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.