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Nice 4-3 Win in Montreal Brings Some Holiday Cheer to Somber Flyers Nation

Nice 4-3 Win in Montreal Brings Some Holiday Cheer to Somber Flyers Nation

The mood among Flyers faithful was rather somber on Thursday night as word of Chris Pronger being out for the entire season hit Twitter and eventually the game's telecast itself. Never easy to hear such bad news. The Flyers who were on the ice did their best to try and cheer the down orange and black fans by delivering a nice road victory.

The Flyers got on the board first when Goal Scorer Max Talbot got a wrister past Carey Price. Jake Voracek and Cooter got the helpers. Voracek has really capitalized on the additional ice time given to him lately and tonight was no different. It's always fun to see a guy really work every play.

Montreal fought back all night and even things up at one apiece.  The theme of the night on defense seemed to be a ton traffic in front of the net and David Day-Are-Nay was very patient on the goal, waiting until Bob was down on the ice before drilling the tying goal up high.

It only took 46 for Harry Z to get one back, while falling to the ice, he  managed to find a way to put the puck on net and it found its way past Carey Price to put them up 2-1. A highlight reel goal to be sure.

Luis LeBlanc found a PK Subban rebound right in front of the net with plenty of room to slam it home for his first NHL goal. Not much Bob could do with that one.

Wayne Simmonds hanging around in front of the net with just about two minutes left in the second paid off off once again. With minimal space to work with, Simmonds was chopping away, which caused the puck to pop up into the air. He then gave it a little bump off his chest and it fell to Price's open stick side before Simmonds slammed it home. It pushed Wayne's goal-scoring streak to four games. He's a force down low. At this point, every opponent knows it's part of the game plan, and yet Wayne continues to have his way.

The Flyers caught a bit of a bad break to end the second period when the refs opted not to call a penalty on the Canadiens after Jaromir Jagr was upended on a potential scoring opportunity. Montreal immediately took it down the other end and the refs decided to give them a penalty on Braydon Coburn for crosschecking which led to the Canadiens third goal on a goofy deflection that popped over Bob's head.

The Flyers were the only team to score in an entertaining third period, securing the very nice road victory.

After a shaky clear by Price with about 12 minutes to play, the Flyers got the turnover and worked the puck around pretty nicely, led by Jagr's sweet patience, which eventually set up Big Mez for a huge one-timer to put the Flyers up 4-3 for good.

Bob was great for most of the night and especially so late in the third when Montreal was getting plenty of good looks with plenty of traffic in front. The refs certainly weren't helping the Flyers at all in this one, so it's extra nice to get their seventh straight win. They haven't won seven straight since January of 2002, according to JJ on the telecast.

There's a lot of crazy shit going on around the team right now, but they're playing well, and no matter what else, the history books will show the simple fact that they went to Montreal and won tonight. That's always enjoyable.

Potential Awesome HBO Moment Next Wednesday: Wayne Simmonds was yapping like crazy late in the third, with what looked like an "I'll f%&$ing kill you!" aimed at some Canadien.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned


1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

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Chris Long: Putting 'my money where my mouth is' with donation of game checks

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Chris Long: Putting 'my money where my mouth is' with donation of game checks

Whether it was his passionate defense of Colin Kaepernick, his show of support for Malcolm Jenkins' raised fist by draping his arm around his teammate during the national anthem or his strong words about racism and violence in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Chris Long has been extraordinarily outspoken since he joined the Eagles.

Now he's more than outspoken.

"I had a few people that were like, 'Hey, these gestures are great but why don’t you guys get out there in your communities?'" Long said.

So he is.

Long announced via his Twitter account earlier this week that he plans to donate his first six game checks from this year's salary -- more than $350,000 -- to create two scholarships for students in Charlottesville.

At his locker on Wednesday, he explained what led to the remarkably generous gesture.

"My wife and I have been investing in scholarships in my hometown for a while," Long said. "I'm interested in education, always have been, and … the best way I can give back to something I love is take it out of my game check, because what I love doing is playing football.

"I could (fund the scholarship) another way, but just taking it out of my game check makes it real easy for me to realize why I’m coming to work every day. It’s been a blessing."

Long, 32, is in his 10th NFL season and first with the Eagles. He's the son of Hall of Fame defensive end Howie Long, who graduated from Villanova in 1981.

Chris Long had his first sack as an Eagles Sunday against the Chiefs. He now has 59 ½ in his career.

"I’ve been lucky," Long said. "I’ve made a lot of money in my career, so it’s not like I’m scrapping check to check. This isn’t a hero thing. It’s nothing like that. It’s honestly just that I want to put my money where my mouth is.

"It’s something we’ve done before, but we’re upping the ante this time."

Long signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles this offseason after winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots last year, the first time he's ever played for a team with a winning record.

His 2017 base salary is $1 million, which means each of his 17 game checks equal $58,823. Six game checks equals $352,941.

Long said being able to donate that kind of money makes the game more meaningful for him.

“It for certain does," he said. "It means a lot to go out and play football every Sunday. To be honest, I would play games for free. The thing I wouldn’t do for free is sit in meetings and do practice every day.

"Honestly, it’s a joy no matter what. But just knowing that the game checks are going to that makes it more special for me. You know, 10th year, you don’t know how long you’ll be able to do this, so your platform is really important and meaningful now. You don’t know how meaningful it’ll be in a year or two.”

Long said he's not done yet, either.

His foundation -- the Chris Long Foundation -- has more charity work in store in the coming weeks.

"My foundation is going to launch another campaign this year that’s going to be similar that’s hopefully going to have some fan involvement," Long said.

"It’s going to be broader reaching than just a couple kids getting scholarships, so I’m excited about that."