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:

Watch: Pokemon players ignore Phillies game to catch 'em all

Watch: Pokemon players ignore Phillies game to catch 'em all

The700Level Show's video gurus (nerds) took a trip over to Citizens Bank Park last week when the Phillies were promoting Pokemon Go lures at all of the PokeStops inside of the stadium. 

Some random quotes from the Pokemon fans, in their own words:

"There's like a million lures right now, so I might not actually sit down. I might just walk laps so I can catch like a million Pokemon."

"I'm kind of fighting the urge to walk around the stadium instead of watch the game right now."

"My egg just hatched."

"I'll be playing Pokemon Go at Wawa."

"People are like, 'get a life!'"

"I walked directly into a car, that was interesting."

"Constant loss of my dignity for being an adult and playing a children's game."

There you have it. Catch 'em all!

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NEW YORK -- The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.

The league said the quarterback and his wife fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators. Manning vehemently denied the allegations when they were made late in the season.

Manning retired from the NFL a month after Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.

The NFL is continuing its investigation into allegations made against other NFL players in the documentary, which the league said involves "different lines of inquiry and witnesses."

Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it


Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it

Seventh-round draft pick Jalen Mills was one of the standouts of the Eagles' offseason program, quickly climbing the depth chart and impressing on the field. But on the first day of training camp, the rookie cornerback stood out for a far different reason.

As you can see, Mills' hair is green.

The LSU product turned some heads and even got a few chuckles from onlookers. Don't expect that to persuade him to go back to a more conventional look anytime soon though. Mills said he got the color done about a week ago and thinks he'll stick with it.

"Just joking with one of my friends," Mills said of how the new hairdo came about. "Then the joke, I actually came through and I actually kind of like it a little bit, so I'm gonna keep it for sure."

As for Mills' teammates, well, they've got jokes too. Let's just say the green hair has inspired some new nicknames for the first-year defensive back.

"Green Goblin. The Joker. I've heard Lime Green Skittle. Starburst," Mills said, rattling off some of the nicknames going around the locker rom. "I've been getting an earful."

Of course, Mills isn't the first Eagles player or even defensive back to sport team pride by changing the color of his locks. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showed up to training camp with a green stripe in his hair back in 2012.

Hopefully it works out better for Mills than it did DRC, who went on to have a disastrous season. Fortunately, the 22-year-old seems to have his head on straight and is not merely vying for a roster spot, but perhaps serious playing time this season.

Mills opened up the first day of training camp with rookies and selected veterans by breaking up several passes, building on a strong offseason that saw him working with the first-team defense as the nickel corner. As for how he's gone from late-round pick to in the mix so fast, Mills credits hard work, along with his coaches and teammates.

"Just being focused and being determined," said Mills. "We've got a great coaching staff helping me, great players in the defensive back room as well, just everybody being able to help me put my first step forward.

"I'm really trying to give my all for this team and it's showing through."

It's showing through quite literally at the moment.