A rookie goaltender got a shutout last night in Philly. It wasn’t Carter Hart.
Jordan Binnington got his first career win and shutout as the Blues gave the Flyers their seventh straight loss in a 3-0 decision. Former Flyer Brayden Schenn scored the game-winner 41 seconds into the second period. Vladimir Tarasenko and David Perron also scored for St. Louis in the third.
After the game, if you were watching on a Scandinavian TV feed online, you could barely hear Jim Jackson and Keith Jones being critical of the team, notably Dale Weise and Jake Voracek. So yeah, this team is pretty damn bad.
But hey, at least Gritty is great! But it’s not enough to notice the poor product that’s on the ice. It’s been one of the worst seasons in team history. It won’t get easier as the Flyers are in Washington to take on the Capitals tonight at 7 PM on NBCSN. A national TV audience, that’s great.
Jori Lehtera will also be skipping his court date in Finland.
Start your day off with a brand new edition of the Crossing Broadcast.
The Eagles aren’t cleaning up their lockers, but instead getting ready for another week after Sunday’s double doink win over the Bears in NBC’s highest rated wild card game in 25 years. Treyvon Hester was officially credited with a game-winning block.
This guy was also signed for a reserve/future contract:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 7, 2019
After Sixers head coach Brett Brown downplayed the Jimmy Butler film room story, so did Butler himself.
The team has also hired Annelie Schmittel as their VP of player development. She comes from the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas) Raiders.
A fake Brett Brown Twitter account was taken down.
The Phillies and Bryce Harper will meet face-to-face in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The Green Bay Packers will hire Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur as their next head coach.
Parx Casino will begin accepting sports wagers this week.
In the news, one person is dead and two others are hurt in a crash near police headquarters in Juniata.
President Trump is delivering a primetime speech tonight on border security.