Angry Lavvy: Flyers Second Period Was Horseshit

Angry Lavvy: Flyers Second Period Was Horseshit

/throws gum

Disgraceful. That's how Flyers coach Peter Laviolette characterized his team in a 2-0 loss in Edmonton, specifically citing the atrocious second period.

The only summary you really need, courtesy of the game notes: The Flyers haven’t scored a goal in Edmonton since October 6, 2007. We were still living in a Philadelphia that didn't know what a championship felt like back in those days.

If that stat isn't enough for you, Peter Laviolette went off in the post game, adding a bit of color to liven things up.

"You'd like to think it serves as a wakeup call because we're in a playoff race," Lavvy said. "Tonight is unacceptable. We eased our way into the first period. The second period was horseshit. Wake up and try and win a game in the third period… hopefully it's a wakeup call."

If you're looking for any sort of silver lining, Ilya Bryzgalov did make a handful of really tough saves later in the loss, including a stop of a penalty shot that would have been an (earlier) dagger. Maybe that can help with his fragile psyche?

Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Report: Andrew Bogut expected to sign with Cavaliers after buyout from Sixers

Andrew Bogut, we hardly knew ye. 

After coming over from Dallas as part of the Nerlens Noel trade, Bogut is already thinking about his next move.

With the Sixers expected to buy out Bogut's contract, the former No. 1 overall pick will look to sign with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. 

The Sixers swapped Noel for Bogut, Justin Anderson and a top-18 protected first-round pick — which will likely turn into two second-round picks — last Thursday. 

With LeBron James begging the front office for help, the Cavaliers are also expected to sign Bogut's former Dallas teammate Deron Williams in Monday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania

La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

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La Salle suffers demoralizing loss to struggling UMass

AMHERST, Mass. -- Zach Lewis scored a career-high 37 points, including six three-pointers, and Massachusetts pulled away from La Salle 84-71 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Lewis, whose 37-point effort was the best for any player in the Atlantic 10 this season, hit nine of his 16 field goal attempts overall and was a perfect 13-for-13 at the free throw line. Dejon Jarreau added 20 points and four three-ponters for UMass (14-15, 4-12).

Pookie Powell hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and B.J. Johnson added 20 points to lead La Salle (14-13, 8-8).

Both teams shot similar percentages and had similar three-point totals, but the Minutemen finished with a plus-14 advantage at the free throw line.

La Salle remained within striking distance but a 13-4 stretch for UMass midway through the second half pushed its lead to 63-51. The Minutemen kept the Explorers at arm's length the rest of the way.