The Up and Down Flyers Were Down Again

The up and down Flyers were down again, 6-3. A season-long pattern of a stinker game right after a good game with the Philadelphia Flyers getting schooled, again, by the Washington Capitals.


At least they scored three times! Rookie Wade Allison notched his first NHL goal, and surprise! It was on the Power Play. One of the prettier goals of the season, pretty passing, and Allison nearly shot it through the net! He was not missing his chance. Claude Giroux picked up two assists with JVR and Ivan Provorov each adding a goal.

The Flyers were shorthanded with injuries to Carter Hart, Nolan Patrick, and Tanner Laczynski. The result was Alex Lyon in the net. Lyon wasn’t great but considering the circumstances, he wasn’t horrible either. Lyon faced 40 shots. That is one big workload for a guy who wasn’t expected to play.

Flyer killer, Ovi Ovechkin scored a pair of goals from his usual position, hovering between the circles. Newly acquired Anthony Mantha added his third goal in his three Caps games. John Carlson had a big game and was in a giving mood with four assists.
Ilya Samsonov stopped 22 Flyers shots.

This much we know, with the pattern they have set, the next game for Philadelphia will be an “up” game. The up and down Flyers were down again.

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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.