You can probably stick a fork in the Flyers’ season.
The Capitals dominated the first period with an 11-5 shots advantage and a 2-0 lead en route to a 5-2 win over Philadelphia. In his first start back, Carter Hart stopped 27 shots. James van Riemsdyk and Scott Laughton all scored. Laughton extended his point-streak to six games.
But the slow start doomed the Flyers and it may have doomed them for a potential playoff run. Let’s check out the Wild Card standings:
They’re closer to having Florida leapfrogging them than leapfrogging Montreal themselves.
The team’s back in action tonight as they travel to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jake Voracek will be back.
Come join us at the Tap Room and Grill in Haddonfield next Thursday.
The Eagles officially introduced DeSean Jackson back to Philadelphia and the wide receiver signed a three-year contract extension through 2021. Jackson’s also getting his #10 jersey back from Mack Hollins.
Got me feeling like Geico the way I saved y’all money on new jerseys. 😉 pic.twitter.com/tNYwpia1Vn
— Mack Hollins (@mackhollins) March 14, 2019
The Eagles also signed linebacker and special teams guy L.J. Fort to a deal.
Former wide receivers Golden Tate and Jordan Matthews signed with the Giants and 49ers respectively.
One glaring need is at running back. Who’s available for the Birds to get?
The Sixers return to action tonight as they host the Sacramento Kings. Tip-off is at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
The team’s turnover problem actually isn’t that bad.
With Bryce Harper a Phillie, the Crossed Up crew discuss 2019 expectations for this Phillies team.
In college hoops:
- Villanova defeated Providence 73-62 in the Big East Tournament. They’ll take on Xavier in the Big East semifinals tonight at 6:30 PM on FS1.
- St. Joe’s delivered a mild upset of Duquesne with a 92-86 win in the A-10 Tournament. They’ll play Davidson tonight at 6 PM in the A-10 quarterfinals.
- La Salle’s season is over as the Explorers fell to Rhode Island 76-57 in the A-10 Tournament.
In other sports news, Tottenham and Man City will face each other in a Champions League quarterfinal.
Georgia Tech basketball is the subject of a new NCAA probe.
There are some new rule changes in Major League Baseball.
In the news, 49 people were killed in a mosque shooting in New Zealand.
The Senate voted to terminate President Trump’s border emergency.