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?
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pounds) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing against the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.