Drubbing: Flyers Score 7 in Win Over Sens as Harry Z Trends Worldwide

Drubbing: Flyers Score 7 in Win Over Sens as Harry Z Trends Worldwide

What a night from the youngsters, eh? On the postgame following the game Rick Tocchet called Tuesday's 7-2 win in Ottawa a "drubbing" and that pretty much nailed it.

The Flyers jumped all over the Senators early, netting four first period goals while Bob kept things scoreless after one. This one was all about the new guys, with rookies Sean Couturier and Harry Zolnierczyk tallying their first career NHL goals in the victory. Harry Z's was so pretty that he became a trending topic on Twitter worldwide. Which makes you wonder, does having a name that's absolutely impossible to spell help your cause in trending by people abbreviating it to the super cool "Harry Z?"

While Bob wasn't tested a whole lot early on, and eventually allowed a couple of goals, he also showed that he's a real solid option for Peter Laviolette to give Ilya Bryzgalov regular rest. After a slow first period, Bob was tested quite a bit in the second and held his own.

The Flyguys played well in all facets of the game on Ottawa. The power play was scoring and the PK was fantastic on the back of Kimmo Timonen.

The goals the Flyers scored were certainly highlight-worthy. Matt Read put the first of the game in on an absolutely no-angle shot past Auld after showing how dangerous his speed can be. Wayne Simmonds followed that up with a nasty turn-and-rip after fighting for the puck. Claude Giroux continued the scoring with a ripper of his own to make it 3-0. Max Talbot netted his first goal as a Flyer to finish off the period.

4-0 after one and this thing was pretty much over. Nice to see Couturier and Harry Z get on the board late. Jaromir Jagr will score one of these days, you watch.

A 7-2 win tonight to move the team to a fantastic 4-0-1 to start the season. Gotta like what you're seeing from your Flyers early in October.

An exciting matchup with the undefeated Washington Capitals on Thursday night in South Philadelphia is up next.


Matt Read's sweet tough-angle finish:

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

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There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.