In-CARCILL-rated...? One Game Suspension

In-CARCILL-rated...? One Game Suspension

Yesterday, teams were sent a message about "sending a message".  Confused?  Well so are coach John Stevens and Flyers forward Dan Carcillo.  At 3pm, the Flyers tough guy acquired in a trade for fan favorite Scottie Upshall will attend a hearing with the NHL and face a possible suspension.  This all stems from Carcillo's presence on the ice in the lopsided opening game one loss by the Flyers last night.  Although no penalty was called, rumor has it that Carcillo made contact with Pens forward Maxime Talbot to leave a calling card for the next match.  Per Tim P of CSN Philly "Carcillo struck Max Talbot near or in the face with his stick on the final faceoff of the game. "  The league's most penalized team saw their 16 minutes of disadvantage-ness come back to bite them in the form of Crosby's early power play goal.   Now they run the risk of losing a regular forward for Game 2 on Friday.  Keep an eye on this post for any updates as to the ruling.  After seeing the video (very end of this clip) on Sportsnite, Talbot puts his head down after losing the faceoff and Carcillo comes down with a punch to the back of the head.  Talbot rears away in discomfort and collapses.  Clap... Clap... Clap.  Carcillo serves his 1 game supsension tomorrow night for Game 2 and will be replaced in the lineup by defenseman Luca Sbisa.

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.