If the Flyers don't win on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center, their season is over.
The weather isn't even nice in Sea Isle this time of year.
Their backs are now against the wall as the New York Rangers played a much more complete game on Sunday afternoon at the Garden. The Flyers found themselves trailing early yet again and, while they did battle back, Claude Giroux finally finding the back of the net proved to be too little, too late. Maybe it'll give the captain some added confidence heading into the win-or-go-home Game 6? Kind of says a lot about this series when that's the positive takeaway from the game.
Steve Mason didn't play well enough to win it. Hal Gill, Braydon Coburn and company didn't help either.
The Flyers power play simply wasn't effective enough on Sunday. In a series where it feels like the Rangers are the better team, if the Flyers want to win they have to convert on more PP chances. It felt like they avoided the Rags blocking as many shots in this one, but that didn't end up in any more scores.
The Rangers were the better team on Sunday. Is there anything you think the Flyers can do on Tuesday to turn the tides? Steve Mason needs to be better. The power play needs to be better. The Flyers need to play better pretty much all around.
If they don't, they're golfing.
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CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.
Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.
Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.
Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.
Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.
Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica.
The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.
The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks.
This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.