The Roadtrip from Hell Mercifully Ends

The Philadelphia Flyers (17-11-5) went into Winnipeg to attempt to ground the Jets (20-11-2) on Sunday afternoon hoping to break out of their current funk.

Prior to the game, Philadelphia made roster moves by listing Scott Laughton and Tyler Pitlick as injured.

Each received an injury in the Saturday against Minnesota.

In addition, Travis Konecny was placed on the IR and Oskar Lindblom on the Long term IR.

The team promoted Right Winger, Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Left Wing, Carsen Twaynski from Lehigh Valley.

The Jets came out flying and seized a 2-0 first period advantage with goals from Nikolaj Shires and former Flyer, Luka Sbisa.

Brian Elliott seemed to be off his game and Winnipeg sensed it.

However, just 4:15 into the second, Matt Niskanen (4) converted a James Van Riemsdyk to Kevin Hayes set up and Philadelphia finally scored a man advantage goal.

Winnipeg took flight with tallies from Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Logan Shaw and Patrick Laine bagging his tenth to blow it open, 6-1.

The Wheeler and Scheifele goals came on the power play.

Ivan Provorov and Kevin Hayes teamed up to help get the eighth of the season from VanRiemsdyk and the middle stanza closed with Philadelphia grounded at 6-2.

The third power play goal from Winnipeg, this one from Kyle Connor welcomed Carter Hart to the Flyers net and it was wind it down time.

Shayne Gostisbehere (5) from Coutourier and Aube-Kubel closed a disastrous road trip, 7-3.

Blue Lines- Philadelphia had the edge in shots on goal, 32-24 with a 1 for 1 on the power play.

Winnipeg went 3 for 5 on the man up and held the advantage from the face off circle,33 of 62 for a 58%.

Kevin Hayes went 13 of 22.

Brian Elliott stopped 17 shots and gave up 6 goals with Carter Hart stopping 7 of 8.

Winnipeg netminder, Connor Hellebucyk turned away 29 of 32.

The victory marks the fifth straight home win for the Jets.

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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