The unthinkable happened.
The Philadelphia Flyers won a hockey game. My goodness. They defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 thanks to goals from Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk. Carter Hart stopped 37 shots in the win, his first since December 20.
But it wouldn’t have been a Flyers game without the opposing team making things interesting late. And that’s what Jamie Benn did with about three minutes left in the game. Luckily, that was the only goal they would score.
The Flyers stopped an eight-game losing skid for their first win in 2019 and their first win since the December 23 shootout win against the Rangers. No wonder why the team is giving out free tickets.
Up next for the Flyers is a visit to Newark to take on the New Jersey Devils. Puck drop is Saturday afternoon at 1 PM.
The Eagles continue to get ready for New Orleans on Sunday afternoon. Here’s their latest injury report.
Thursday Injury Report
DNP- DE Bennett (foot), QB Wentz (back)
Limited- LB Alexander (hamstring), WR Jeffery (ribs), CB Jones (hamstring), T Peters (quadricep), WR Tate (knee), WR Wallace (ankle)
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 10, 2019
Bob posted his complete betting guide for the game.
A new look offense will get another crack at the Saints’ meh defense.
On the game-winning TD last week, Golden Tate and Nick Foles weren’t on the same page. Wow.
Did Howard Eskin, of all people, leak the latest Eagles hype video?
This #Eagles video should get us all ready for Sunday’s rematch against #Saints. This is a much better Eagles team than the one played against Saints earlier. Courtesy @Eagles @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/szZ9RWkuxm
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 10, 2019
Nothing big on the Bryce Harper front, but a small thing on the Manny Machado front. Bobby Dickerson was named the Phillies’ infield coach. He was also Machado’s mentor in Baltimore.
Meanwhile, Angelo Cataldi wrote another column that makes his previous takes confusing.
The Sixers will retire Mose Malone’s number and unveil a statue of him on Friday, February 8. A well-deserved honor for the late big man.
They host Atlanta tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
In college hoops, Drexel edged the College of Charleston 79-78. The Dragons were down 13 at one point and Troy Harper made all three free throws with 1.1 seconds left for the win.
Temple football will hire former Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey as their new head coach.
In other sports news, Steelers owner Art Rooney II can’t see Antonio Brown at training camp.
The Spurs beat the Thunder 154-147 in a wild double overtime game.
Andy Murray announced he’s retiring from tennis.
In the news, a student was stabbed by a classmate in West Philadelphia.
A missing teen was found three months after her parents were murdered.