Peter Laviolette may be keeping his playoff starter to himself when talking with the media, but he continues to make us wonder if he's tipping his hand in favor of Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob will get his third straight start tonight, with the latter two coming against the two closest Eastern Conference teams in the standings, the Capitals and the Penguins. He had a frightful performance against the Caps, yanked early in the second period, but Lavvy will give him another shot against the cross-state rival Pens tonight.
Like the Caps on Tuesday, the Penguins come to town down a few key players. Sidney Crosby is still out with a concussion (going on three months), Evgeni Malkin is done for the season, Brooks Orpik is sidelined, and Matt Cooke is serving out his universally agreed upon suspension. Backup Brent Johnson, who has drawn some starts against the Flyers, is also scratched, so we'll definitely see the Flower in net.
Despite the loss, the Flyers turned in a great performance on Tuesday, something they can really build on tonight with another contender in town. All season, Bobrovsky has been better than he was for 25 minutes against the Caps. There's plenty of reason to believe he can rebound and have a great performance under the lights tonight.
Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.
The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.
Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.
The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.
It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.
While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.
This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.
The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.
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Joel Embiid really trusts the process.
And he'll tell you as much over and over.
In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.
By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.
And he does. Trust the process.