Welcome to Philadelphia, Ryan Hartman.
He didn’t score any goals or assists, but he made his impact known early against number one overall pick Rasmus Dahlin:
Welcome to Philadelphia, Ryan Hartman!
The crowd goes wild after he throws a huge hit on Dahlin. pic.twitter.com/d6DJtunKbQ
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) February 27, 2019
I knew he’d fit right in, but we’ll still miss Wayne Simmonds.
As for the game, it was another Flyers win in their ugly Stadium Series uniforms as they defeated the Sabres 5-2. The team got out to a quick 2-0 start from goals by Oskar Lindblom and Jake Voracek before Jack Eichel got on the board. James van Riemsdyk, Travis Sanheim, and Claude Giroux (empty net) were the other Flyer goal scorers. Brian Elliott made 34 saves on 36 shots.
With the win, the Flyers leapfrogged Buffalo for fourth in the wild card standings. But they’re still seven points behind Pittsburgh for the second wild card spot. Still a hill to climb.
Up next is a big division meeting in Columbus when the Flyers take on the Blue Jackets. Currently, Columbus is a point out of the second wild card spot.
Circling back to Simmonds, he might come back after this season?
Source: Wayne Simmonds will strongly consider the #Flyers when free agency starts July 1. "He loves Philadelphia," the source said.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) February 26, 2019
Not a good day on the Harper watch in terms of rumors. If the Dodgers offered the same contract as the Phillies did, there’s a good chance Harper goes to the Dodgers to be closer to home. And the Nolan Arenado contract extension with the Rockies didn’t help.
And that’s it. Continue with rumors. I doubt anything gets done this week.
Monday night’s 111-110 Sixers win over the Pelicans ended in pure disaster. Boban Marjanovic went down bad late in the game, but a Serbian report said he wasn’t seriously hurt. The Sixers later sent a press release stating Boban would miss 5-7 days.
However, Joel Embiid won’t play tomorrow night against the Thunder. He could return Saturday against Golden State.
Meanwhile, Dennis Rodman told Embiid to shut up:
Kevin dissects Brett Brown’s favorite crunch time play.
And a big Zhaire Smith update:
If things continue to go as scheduled, #Sixers rookie @zhaire_smith will make his pro debut for the @blue_coats in Friday’s @nbagleague road game vs. the @maineredclaws, according to sources. He was sidelined due to a Jones fracture in his foot & allergic reaction to food. pic.twitter.com/YfvGHrmXd4
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 27, 2019
In college hoops, Temple fell to Memphis 81-73 after the Tigers went on a late 9-0 run in the second half.
In other sports news, Major League Baseball might ditch the pitch clock until 2022 in exchange for a few other rule changes.
Cowboys’ defensive lineman Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely.
It could get worse: Defensive tackle David Irving could be suspended for a third time in three seasons.
In the news, the five people killed in Bucks County could have due to religious or cult motivations.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are meeting again.
I am a superstitious man when it comes to sports. The Flyers need to wear these jerseys until they lose in them. To me, its just common sense.
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