The future is now.

Carter Hart made his long-awaited NHL debut, even if it was a year earlier than expected, and he looked pretty good.

He wasn’t tested that much against a bad Detroit team, stopping 20 of 22 shots in a 3-2 win over the Red Wings. It was also a worthwhile night for Hart’s parents and billet. Many people saw his mom Shauna’s emotions throughout the night.

As for the game itself, James van Riemsdyk, Radko Gudas (!), and Shayne Gostisbehere scored for the Flyers in Scott Gordon’s debut as interim head coach. People forget it was his first game behind the bench as well.

Up next is Nashville at home on Thursday. Meanwhile, forward Jori Lehtera will be prosecuted in a drug ring investigation in Finland. His court date will be sometime in January, while the case will start on New Year’s Eve.

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Rhys Hoskins has talked to Bryce Harper about joining the Phillies. That’s a good teammate right there.

Speaking of new guys, the team formally introduced Andrew McCutchen yesterday. His son stole the show.

Zach Ertz, Fletcher Cox, and Brandon Brooks were named Pro Bowlers for the Eagles. While most people don’t care about the game anymore, Jalen Mills kinda does:

The Birds defense was something we haven’t seen in quite a while on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Mike Groh once again has said nothing.

The Sixers haven’t looked good recently, especially with a lack of bench presence. They hope to rebound tonight against the Knicks at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

In college hoops, Drexel got crushed by UConn 97-65.

In other sports news, LeBron James would love the Lakers to get Anthony Davis.

Zion Williamson made a block and almost took himself out:

Matt Harvey will reportedly sign with the Los Angeles Angels.

In the news, Meek Mill’s grandmother’s house was spray-painted with graffiti.

The US could be withdrawing from Syria.