With a revamped power play and a ton of scoring, the Flyers looked… okay!

James van Riemsdyk scored three goals (one an empty netter), while Nolan Patrick and Wayne Simmonds also tallied two as the Flyers beat the Wild 7-4 in South Philadelphia. It was JVR’s fourth career hat-trick and second of his career as a member of the Flyers.

With JVR’s accomplishment, Nolan Patrick’s night was overshadowed. Patrick scored two goals and added an assist to tie a career-high for points in a game.

Wayne Simmonds had two goals as well.

Up next for the Flyers is a home matchup against the Bruins on Wednesday. And while you wait, you can listen to the latest episode of Snow the Goalie featuring Dale Weise.

The Roundup:

Locker cleanout day came a few weeks early for the Eagles after a tough loss in New Orleans. Plenty of things were said.

Brandon Graham wants to stay in Philadelphia and might be fine taking a discount.

“I understand where I’m at,” Graham said, relishing being the center of attention in what could be his final official media appearance as an Eagle. “I ain’t going to be silly, I only have so many years I can do this but if it’s two million off from somebody else, obviously I’m going to stay where I’m at. I feel like people know me here, that’s what I mean when I say, ‘Is it worth going somewhere else? … I know I am happy here.”

Graham hugged members of the media as well “just in case.” –

Nick Foles is probably done in Philadelphia.

Brandon Brooks should be ready for training camp after a torn Achilles, and Darren Sproles is undecided on retirement.

Golden Tate wants to play for a team that “has a chance.” That sounds like the Eagles.

Michael Bennett confronted a CBS 3 cameraman after the loss to the Saints.

And finally, the Eagles signed all these dudes:

The Sixers begin a brutal stretch in their schedule on Thursday. Tonight they host Dario Saric and the rest of the Timberwolves at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Robert Covington is injured. They’ll also honor Marc Zumoff during the game. Wonder how the team will honor Covington and Saric (and Jerryd Bayless since they will)…

The team worked out a few G-League wings.

Shawny Hill got canned by the Wings:

In other sports news, Syracuse upset top-ranked Duke at Cameron Indoor. It was Duke’s first loss at home as the #1 team to an unranked opponent.

New Jersey got a bunch of money from sports betting.

President Trump treated the Clemson Tigers football team to a ton of American fast food and players loved it.

Iman Shumpert tried to get inside Portland’s locker room.

In the news, a gunman is dead after a hostage situation inside a New Jersey UPS facility.

A tanker carrying 40,000 pounds of chocolate overturned in Arizona. It looked like the one in Willy Wonka.