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.
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.