The Philadelphia Wings Playoff Hopes Get Pushed Farther Away

The Philadelphia Wings hosted Panther City in Week 15 with both teams chasing a playoff spot. The Wings got their first win at home last week, looking to build off that momentum. Panther City was looking to bounce back in the win column after losing both ends of a doubleheader last weekend. Panther City would get things rolling to start this game, but Ben Mclntosh answers back with a goal while being defended in double coverage. Jonathan Donville would get a set screen pass and deliver a rocket to the back of the net. Really good defensive battle in the first half by both teams. Ryan Sheridan with a wrap-around goal for PC, Holden Cattoni with a behind-the-back pass to Blaze Riorden for a goal.

Flyers Let Early Lead Slip Away, Lose to Capitals

The Philadelphia Wings and Panther City Head Into Overtime

Wings’ defense puts double coverage on Jonathan Donville and leaves Phil Caputo wide open down low for a goal. The Wings struggling to get on the scoreboard. I have to give credit to PC goaltender Nick Damude stopping all of Philly’s shots on goal. But the Wings would rally with three goals in the last two minutes of the half. Holden Cattoni would score big from the restraining line. Taggart Clark would get stopped on a long range shot, but Sam LeClair picked up the loose rebound and scored. Same for Ben Mclntosh, as he would get a loose ball and find the net to tie it up at 5 apiece going into halftime.

It didn’t take long for Panther City to set things down in Philly right out the gates in the fourth quarter. Will Malcom, Donville, and Sheridan gave PC an 8-5 lead. Once again, the Wings would rally late. Mitch Jones twice set screens for Holden Cattoni, who fed Joe Resetarits for goals. Mitch Jones then found Mclntosh for a quick-stick goal to tie the game at 8 and force overtime.

Panther City With Little More Of An Edge

The overtime period was a steady back-and-forth defensive battle, but in the end it was Panther City with a little more hunger. Phil Caputo picking up the offensive rebound and scoring in overtime, keeping Panther City in a playoff spot with a 6-6 record. PC rebuilds some confidence for their next big challenge as they head into Halifax. For the Philadelphia Wings, they are now in 12th place with a record of 4-7. However, they still sit just one game back of 8th place New York (6-7; top 8 teams make the playoffs). The next question is whether Paul Day (GM and Head Coach) makes any moves at the trade deadline (Tuesday 3:00 PM).

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.