It was not a happy way to end 2018 for Carter Hart.

Matter of fact, it hasn’t been good at all in Hart’s last three games. After winning his first two career starts, he’s lost his last three, with his worst coming in last night’s 3-1 loss to Carolina. Hart only made seven saves on 10 shots before he was pulled in the 2nd period. All three goals he let up were on his glove side.

Saturday night’s loss to the Panthers was mainly on the defense letting up late. Hart gave up both Panther goals on tough set-up plays. The question now will be how he rebounds.

He probably won’t play tonight as Michal Neuvirth came in to relieve him against the Hurricanes. The Flyers take on Nashville tonight at 8:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, Jori Lehtera was formally charged for his alleged connection to a Finnish cocaine ring. Prosecutors are looking for a five-month suspended sentence. He’s a free agent this summer.

The Roundup:

Start 2019 right with the latest edition of the Crossing Broadcast.

Not sure if you’re aware, but the Eagles are going to the playoffs to take on the Bears. Doug Pederson had his day-after press conference and also confirmed that Nick Foles would start on Sunday.

But Carson Wentz isn’t on IR. Why?

Many were curious if the Eagles were keeping Wentz on the active roster in order to give him the chance to finally start in a playoff game, and the Foles injury would give Philly the opportunity — if Wentz were healthy enough to practice — to do so. But it does seem as though the team is content to stick with the hot hand, which would be Foles, regardless of Wentz’ availability.

“For this week,” Pederson said, refusing to commit to Foles long term. “There’s no guarantee we’re going to win this game. We will evaluate [Wentz] next Monday.”

Wentz, however, is on the 53-man roster and taking up a spot that could be used for another player who might actually see the field. So will he practice anytime soon?

“I have not talked to Carson today, and no,” Pederson said, later confirming that Sudfeld would be the No. 2 quarterback next week.

As for the current team, Lane Johnson hasn’t been recognized a ton this year but played a huge part in the team’s success.

The Sixers are in Los Angeles tonight to take on the Clippers. Tip-off is at 10:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia +.

In other local hoops news, Penn fell to winless Monmouth 76-74 in overtime. Remember when they beat Villanova? Good times.

In other sports news, the Bengals, Broncos, Cardinals, Dolphins fired their head coaches, while the Falcons got rid of their coordinators.

The Raiders named Mike Mayock their next general manager.

The Steelers are falling apart, thanks to antics from Antonio Brown.

Dana Holgorsen is set to become the next head coach of the Houston Cougars. Not sure how Kevin feels about this.

In the news, today is the Mummer’s Parade.

Federal workers are suing the government over the current shutdown.