The Flyers got plenty of shots that hit the net area last night. All five struck the post.

Philly mustered 29 total shots on goal, but all of them were stopped by Keith Kinkaid (no relation to Kevin) or hit the iron. Meanwhile, the Devils scored three times and took home a 3-0 win. Joey Anderson, Kyle Palmieri, and Blake Coleman all scored goals for New Jersey in a winning effort.

Even worse news: Brian Elliott got hurt on the Palmieri goal.

And right now, the Flyers are… wait for it …mediocre with a 9-9-1 record! How fun!

They’ll host Tampa Bay Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.

In Gritty news, he enjoyed the snow and got write-in votes in Philly in last week’s general election.

The Roundup:

The Eagles are wrapping up preparations to take on the Saints on Sunday. And also enjoyed the snow.

Here’s the injury report, which features good news for Sidney Jones:

“It’s a big opportunity for me,” Jones said Thursday. “Obviously, that’s where I was in college. Nickel, I played there and got some experience in there, so if I were able to play inside again, I’m able to do it. Outside, I can do it. It’s just a great opportunity to be able to play both.”

On the other side of the ball, do the Eagles actually miss Frank Reich?

Carson Wentz is also the team’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award nominee.

After collapsing against the Magic, which earned really good TV ratings, the Sixers return home to host the Utah Jazz tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. It’ll be Jimmy Butler’s home debut. Following that, they’ll play the Hornets in Charlotte on Saturday.

With Butler on the team, should the Sixers go all-in?

As for Markelle Fultz, there’s a nerve damage conspiracy theory going around. And Fultz’s agent denied a report that he got injured in a motorcycle accident.

John Middleton is willing to be “a little bit stupid” in spending this free agency.

Speaking of the Phillies, they placed Justin Bour on waivers.

In college hoops, Saint Joseph’s improved to 3-0 with an 89-69 win over Wake Forest in South Carolina. Charlie Brown scored a career-high 26 points while Taylor Funk added 20 points, including six 3-pointers, in a winning effort.

Here’s the college hoops schedule for the rest of the weekend:

  • St. Joe’s vs. UCF (in South Carolina): Friday, 1:30 PM
  • Northern Iowa vs. Penn (in the Virgin Islands): Friday, 5:30 PM
  • Loyola (MD) vs. Temple: Friday, 7 PM
  • Drexel vs. La Salle: Saturday, 4 PM
  • Furman vs. Villanova: Saturday, 5 PM

Speaking of Furman, Jordan Lyons tied an NCAA record with 15 3-pointers last night.

The NLL is currently in a lockout, which could mean the Wings’ season might be delayed.

In other sports news, the Seahawks edged the Packers 27-24 on Thursday Night Football.

Ed Oliver wasn’t happy last night:

Legal sports betting has officially arrived in Pennsylvania.

UCLA’s Bruin Bear was vandalized by USC fans.

A college hoops player apologized for sucker punching an opposing player.

Ten songs that have to be banned from sporting events.

In the news, the GoFundMe story about a homeless man in New Jersey was a hoax.

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks might have been charged in federal court.