Flyers Release National Television Schedule

Flyers Release National Television Schedule

The Philadelphia Flyers have officially announced their television schedule for the 2011-2012 National Hockey League season. The club is set for 13 national appearances split between NBC and Versus/NBC Sports.

The Flyers' season opener versus the Bruins, season closer versus the Penguins and, of course, Winter Classic match up versus the Rangers are all on the schedule. Starting with their February 12th contest against the Detroit Red Wings, the Flyers will finish their 2012 stretch run with six NBC/Versus dates. A March 26th meeting with the Tampa Bay Lightning is definitely set for Versus while the five other dates are subject to a "flex-schedule" in the interest of possibly being chosen for the NBC Game of the Week.

Given the Flyers traditionally high cross-country ratings as well as Comcast's new partnership with NBC, the number of dates, especially those potentially "flexed," come as little surprise.

A copy of the national TV dates along with a link to Flyers' complete 82-game regular season schedule can be found below.

10/6/11   @ Boston       7:00 p.m. on Versus
11/2/11   @ Buffalo       7:30 p.m. on Versus
11/9/11   @ Tampa        7:30 p.m. on Versus
12/7/11   @ Buffalo       7:30 p.m. on Versus
12/21/11 @ Dallas         7:30 p.m. on Versus
1/2/12     vs New York    1:00 p.m. on NBC
1/22/12   vs Boston        3:00 p.m. on NBC
2/12/12   @ Detroit        7:30 p.m. on NBC/Versus
3/4/12     @Washington  7:00 p.m. on NBS/Versus
3/18/12   vs Pittsburgh   3:00 p.m. on NBC/Versus
3/26/12   vs Tampa        7:30 p.m. on Versus
4/1/12     @Pittsburgh    7:30 p.m. on NBC/Versus
4/7/12     @Pittsburgh    4:00 p.m. on NBC/Versus

The Flyers full 82-game schedule here. For which games are you most the most jacked?

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.