The Losing Continues

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.

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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.”

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Stats

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.

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.

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