The two goals came in the first 5:15 of the game and were scored by two-thirds of the top line, with Wayne Simmonds contributing an assist while on the second goal on the power play. Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 33 shots, while Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck stopped 30 of 32 shots.
They got a point with the shootout loss, but outside of the first five minutes of the opening period, the team looked like the same old team we’ve seen.
Even more bad news: Radko Gudas was ejected from the game in the first period after he tried to decapitate Mathieu Perreault:
Radko Gudas originally called for slashing. Refs see replay on the scoreboard and eject Gudas. pic.twitter.com/SSHYJBFyDa
— Brandon Murphy (@2Murphy8) November 17, 2017
I expect he’ll be suspended or at least disciplined in some way. Flyers host Calgary Saturday afternoon.
Asked if he injured his ankle during practice, Jeffery said the problem was “just something that’s been going on.”
Asked if he will play Sunday night at Dallas, Jeffery, a starting wideout who has 34 catches for 500 yards and five touchdowns, said: “Most definitely.”
For the Cowboys, expect left tackle Tyron Smith to not play for the second straight time this weekend.
Although he’s Zach Ertz’s backup, Brent Celek is focused on winning a Super Bowl at this point.
Is teamwork the biggest reason for the team’s success?
Are Alshon Jeffery and J.J. Redick very similar for their respective teams?
In former Eagle news, Terrell Owens says he’d rather have Carson Wentz over Donovan McNabb.
The Sixers traveled back home for the first time in over a week. They capped off their western road trip Wednesday night with a dominant performance from Joel Embiid.
Embiid’s impact in games has arrived quicker than many expected, but he’s trying to keep improving his game and conditioning:
While he was pleased with his performance, Embiid tried not to be too excited.
“Like the great Sonny Hill always tells me, ‘You got to keep the balance,’ ” he said. “You can’t get too high, and you can’t get too low.
“If I have a bad game, bad game. If I have a great game, like [Wednesday night], there’s a lot of games. I’m going to have some bad ones. You just can’t get too high or too low.”
But with Embiid shining, Ben Simmons will be able to change the NBA in revolutionary ways.
Rhys Hoskins got a dog. His name is Rookie. Definitely a good boy:
In Charleston, Temple opened up their season with a 76-65 win over Old Dominion. The Owls were led by Shizz Alston Jr.’s 23 points and Quinton Rose’s 20. They have a short turnaround as they take on Auburn at 11 AM on ESPN2.
La Salle is 3-0 after defeating South Alabama 81-73 at home. The Explorers led by 20 at halftime before the Jaguars began to mount a comeback. The Explorers travel to take on No. 20 Northwestern tomorrow on ESPN3.
Elsewhere, Drexel takes on Houston in the Paradise Jam at 2:30, and No. 5 Villanova faces off against Lafayette at 8 PM up in Allentown at the PPL Center.
In other sports news, Jose Altuve took home AL MVP honors, while Giancarlo Stanton barely squeaked by Joey Votto to win the NL MVP award.
Antonio Brown caught three touchdowns as the Steelers breezed by the Titans 40-17 on Thursday Night Football. He also made this catch of the year contender:
— TNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 17, 2017
Get your popcorn ready for an all-out civil war between Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones.
Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 22 points for the Celtics in a huge win over the Warriors. This comes after he learned of the passing of one of his best friends:
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) November 17, 2017
These are the uniforms you’ll see at the PK80 tournament next week:
Next week's PK80 tourney basically looks like a Sweet 16.
The custom Nike unis look pretty sweet too. pic.twitter.com/JnMKJIF7Lb
— ESPN (@espn) November 16, 2017
Speaking of college basketball, could the one-and-done rule be over soon? Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball yesterday.
The Rockets scored 90 points in the first half in a dominating win over the Phoenix Suns.
Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook has high expectations for his first game of his career Sunday against the Browns. He wants to get at least 200 yards.
In the news, at least 20 people are injured after a huge fire at a West Chester senior community.
97.5 The Fanatic’s new Program Director Eric Johnson thinks listener callers are great and help promote shows.
Action News anchor Gray Hall described his freak medical crisis that began on the air.
There’s a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Turkey recipe that’s getting a ton of attention. And I say hell no to that.
Would not be surprised if humans get taken over by robots in about 20 years.
Sucks to suck: