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Eager Wants to Join Suspension Club, Huge Night From Lupul, Umberger

Eager Wants to Join Suspension Club, Huge Night From Lupul, Umberger

The Flyers got out to a quick start, with Captain Jason Smith taking on Greg Malone 20 seconds into the game, followed by two early goals by Joffrey Lupul getting the momentum going. After five straight home losses, the Flyers were out to set the tone before the Penguins got their socks wet. The Pens jumped back in though, tying it up quickly, but the Flyers have answered with four five six more goals. Lupul has a hat trick and three assists, a huge six-point night. Gotta love seeing wheelbarrows on the ice.

Lupul's 3rd goal came on a power-play after Ben Eager drew a penalty from Georges Laraque, who retaliated against Eager, who came in with a dirty elbow to the bruiser's head. The refs missed Eager's elbow, but Gary Roberts didn't,  challenging Eager to some fisticuffs and basically handing him his ass (Don't mess with an old man, Ben). The League probably won't miss it either, and Eager may have earned his jacket tonight. He may not be alone though--the Pens broke a few rules taking runs at Marty Biron as well.

The Flyers are up 7-2, and the roughness continues. I love this sport.

Update: R.J. Umberger nets the Flyers' second hat trick of the game! Who still has hats left? He also had two helpers, making it 11 points between Lupul and Umby. This game's had more fights than in-broadcast mentions of Dennis Miller's latest horribly unwatchable venture into sports. OK, not that many, but a lot. This was one of the best:

Extras! Highlights after the jump. Wish they had all the scrums, but it was a great night for goal scoring too. We did our best to link the beatings above...  Penguins fans react at Pensblog. Play-by-play with Primanti Bros. flavoring and some fun with PhotoShop. I must say, nice work by Pensblog. The Elmo picture sold me... Pens coach Michel Therrien accuses John Stevens of taking a page out of Bill Belichick's run-up-the-score playbook. So that's where Crosbaby learned to whine... The final penalty tally here...

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Eagles players plan to lock arms before game, ask fans to join them

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Eagles players plan to lock arms before game, ask fans to join them

Before today's home opener, the Eagles will lock arms in a showing of unity and ask that fans join them, several players tweeted.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, who tweeted first on Sunday morning, participated in a near-season-long demonstration during the national anthem last year and has continued that demonstration into this season.

His demonstration -- raising his right fist -- is an attempt to further a conversation about racism and social injustice in the United States.

Sunday's demonstration of locking arms is a response to President Donald Trump's comments on Friday night, encouraging NFL owners to release players who protest during the national anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!' Trump said.

“You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie released a statement on Saturday night to support his players' attempts to call attention to injustice (see story). While it wasn't as strong against Trump's comments as some other statements from NFL owners, Lurie has been consistent in supporting his players in this area. Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith, some of the Eagles' more outspoken players on topics of race and injustice, have said Lurie has been very supportive.

During the game in London on Sunday morning, Jaguars players and Ravens players on both sidelines locked arms during the anthem. Jaguars owner Shad Khan joined them.

Last September, when Jenkins first began his demonstration, head coach Doug Pederson said he would join in if his players held some sort of team-wide demonstration.

"If it was team-wide, if they wanted to do something team-wide, I’d definitely be for that," Pederson said last September. "I think it shows unity and there’s no division that way, and I think it sends a great message that from our standpoint, the National Football League and the platform and the individuals, we love this country and what it represents and the flag and the national anthem and everything. Listen, we’re not perfect, obviously, and for us to stand united that way, I’d go for that.”

Through the first two games of the 2017 season, Jenkins has raised his fist during the anthem, while Long and Rodney McLeod placed their arms on him in a showing of support.