You’d think that one Philly team would begin to struggle after the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. It looked like the Flyers were going to be that team after both of their starting goalies as well as Wayne Simmonds got injured. Petr Mrazek, who was acquired from the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, could help ease the pain, but he didn’t play against Montreal on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, the Flyers still won in overtime, 3-2 thanks to goals by Jake Voracek to both tie and win the game. Even Nolan Patrick appears to be making progress as a player, scoring the team’s first goal in the second period. He now has goals in two straight games and points in three straight. Alex Lyon made 25 saves for his second career win.

Now back to that injury bug thing.. It may have struck again, this time with Travis Konecny:

The Flyers take on Columbus at home Thursday night. They’re still three points behind Washington for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division, despite the Capitals losing to Tampa Bay last night, and two points behind Pittsburgh for second.

The Roundup:

According to a report, the Eagles will name wide receivers coach Mike Groh as their new offensive coordinator. Duce Staley will also stay with the team, but gets a new title as assistant head coach.

Another staffing move, as head athletic trainer Chris Peduzzi is stepping down from his post after 19 seasons with the team.

Torrey Smith hopes to stay with the Eagles in 2018.

Jaylen Watkins won’t be with the Birds next year:

One NovaCare doctor thinks Carson Wentz’s injury isn’t good at all:

“This is an ACL plus 2,” Dr. Kelly told the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday. “This is an RG3 equivalent folks. This is worrisome. Now, his good news, he had a very good surgeon — Dr. James Bradley. He’s going to have good therapy virtue of NovaCare. He’s a man of faith, which is important to me too. This guy is an excellent patient. But I think his timeline is very, very optimistic.

In December,’s Ian Rapoport reported Wentz had surgery to “repair a torn ACL, a partially torn IT [iliotibial] band, and to clean up some meniscus damage.”

“The meter has changed from ACL recovery from six months to nine months. This is an ACL plus, at least, two ligaments. If he tore the LCL, which was wrote in the press – that’s wrong.

“What I saw in the video, he had at least three ligaments on the outside of the knee damaged. That’s requires reconstruction, that’s a long rehab. And if it were my patient, I’d be thinking nine, 10, or even 11 months.”

“What I saw in the video…”

Anyway, the Eagles added another player to fill up their 90-man roster:

The Birds might be in prime position for multiple compensatory picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Enjoy Dougie P mic’d up for the Super Bowl:

The Eagles have some very young cornerbacks, and most of them should stay for the 2018 season.

Down in Florida, the Phillies could get starting pitcher Jake Arrieta. Team owner John Middleton would “love” to sign an upgrade.

As for the team’s current pitchers, Zach Eflin’s legs are back to full strength after surgery to repair patella tendons in both of his knees near the end of the 2016 season:

“This is the best I’ve ever felt in my life,” Eflin said. “I feel like I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t have to worry about my knees when I go out and throw.”

Eflin gained 20 pounds of muscle since last season after pitching last year at just 198 pounds. The righthander will compete during camp for the final spot in the starting rotation unless the teams opts to sign a free-agent pitcher. He showed flashes of promise in his 22 major-league starts, and it is worth imagining what Eflin can do with full health.

He felt chronic knee pain for almost his entire life before having the surgery. The operation alleviated his pain, but the recovery took a toll on his leg strength. He came into last spring training behind the other starters and battled injuries throughout the year. Now he’s healthy, and that alone gives him a chance.

The Phils have their first exhibition against the University of Tampa tomorrow.

The Sixers return to action tomorrow night in Chicago against the Bulls. Joel Embiid wants home-court advantage in the playoffs:

On paper, the Sixers have a chance to pass Washington (33-24). They have arguably the easiest remaining schedule in the NBA. The Sixers will face only seven teams with winning records the rest of the way — the Wizards, Miami Heat (30-28), Cleveland Cavaliers (34-22), Milwaukee Bucks (32-25), Indiana Pacers (33-25), Minnesota Timberwolves (36-25), and Denver Nuggets (32-26).

They’ll face Miami, Cleveland, and Milwaukee twice. So that means only 10 games of the remaining 27 will be against teams currently with winning records.

Twenty-three of the 27 also come against squads from the East, the weaker of the two conferences.

“The last couple of games, we’ve been playing great,” said Embiid, whose squad has won five straight – all at home. “So we just have to keep the same momentum.”

In college hoops, La Salle’s upset bid fell short against 18th ranked Rhode Island as the Explorers lost 95-93 in overtime.

Tonight, St. Joe’s hosts George Mason at 7 PM, while No. 3 Villanova hosts DePaul at 8:30 PM on FS1.

In other sports news, the United States fell to the Czech Republic in a shootout in the men’s hockey tournament.

There was one short-lived rumor that LeBron James visited Malvern Prep. That was never a thing.

Yesterday was the first day for NFL teams to use the franchise tag. Miami wasted no time and put the tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck says he won’t need a second surgery on his shoulder and is beginning to throw.

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier wants to come back and play at an all-pro level.

The Buccaneers released running back Doug Martin after six seasons with the team.

The Dallas Mavericks reportedly have had an ugly workplace culture, led by former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery.

Serena Williams writes that she almost died from childbirth.

Rehearsal footage of Fergie’s bad national anthem rendition has been released. Was she trying to channel Marvin Gaye?

The “stick to sports” argument is not that complicated at all.

In the news, one Mastery Charter girls’ basketball player couldn’t play because she was wearing a hijab, which was not previously approved by the PIAA.

Evangelist Billy Graham has died at the age of 99.

Atlanta, Dallas, and Waco will be the first three cities for AT&T’s new 5G network.

Enjoy this crazy chase in Los Angeles.