Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

The Eagles lost to the Giants in an overtime effort.  This loss upsets me more than the blowout last week against Seattle simply because I hate the Giants.  Allowing the Giants to beat you at home is a horrible thing.  Giving Eli, who loves interceptions, the joy of victory irks me.

The Eagles played okay for the squad they had out there.  What I was wondering is what hap pend to Ryan Moats down the wire?  He looked like a mini Westbrook in the first half breaking some nice runs.  I am not a fan of Reno Mahe getting the bulk of the carries in clutch situations.  I suppose it doesn't really matter in the end.  Moats was back to his blogging self early Sunday evening commenting on the loss:

We played our hearts out. We played to the bloody end. Our defense
played awesome. We were supposed to win this game as a team, but we
didn't get it. We're going to pick it back up.

Last night, I met
with Coach Shuey after all the meetings for an hour to beat in
protections and knowing the checks and all that type of stuff. I had a
feeling in my mind during practice this week that I got it. I felt that
I had gotten the look off the run. I felt that I would run better in
this game.

It's hard not to like this kids attitude.  It is a pretty interesting idea to get inside of a players head in blog form.  I enjoy the fact that you can hear straight from the MVP of the game for the Eagles on whatever topic he feels necessary.  Nice addition to PhiladelphiaEagles.com  As of early Monday morning the Bunny Blog was silent on the loss.

I suppose a loss is better for the Eagles in the long run, moving them into a better position on draft day, but it still hurts the morale of the city and team to lose to the stinking Giants.

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

CSN, TCN to air 25 of Union's 34 games in 2017

Twenty-five of the Union’s 34 games in 2017 will be featured on CSN and TCN, as Jim Curtin’s club vies for a second straight playoff berth.

Twenty matches will air on TCN, while five can be seen on CSN. The nine others will be appear across 6ABC, ESPN and FOX Sports 1.

The Union’s season opener on March 5 at the Vancouver Whitecaps will broadcast on TCN and the team’s home opener on March 11 against Toronto FC will air on CSN. The next three games — March 18 at Orlando City SC, April 1 at D.C. United and April 8 vs. the Portland Timbers — will be shown on TCN.

The Union are coming off an 11-14-9 season and their second-ever trip to the MLS playoffs in which they suffered a first-round exit to Toronto FC.

For the Union’s full 2017 schedule, click here.

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

Best of NHL: Toews nets hat trick in Blackhawks' win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks beat rival Minnesota 5-3 on Tuesday night for their second win over the Western Conference-leading Wild in less than two weeks.

Toews notched his fourth career hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:02 left to stave off a spirited rally by the Wild, who began a franchise-record eight-game homestand on Feb. 8 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks. Toews had a goal and two assists in that one and has 37 points in 35 career games against Minnesota.

Chicago's captain has been chewing up almost everyone else, too, with 20 points in his last 12 games. Toews' wing men Nick Schmaltz and Richard Panik had the other goals, giving the Blackhawks 34 goals in their last eight games. Their first line totaled nine points.

Mikael Granlund's second power-play goal for the Wild brought them within 4-3, before Ryan Suter hit the crossbar with a shot that nearly tied it (see full recap).

Islanders open 9-game road trip with win
DETROIT -- Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.

De Haan's shot from above the left circle was stopped by Petr Mrazek, but the rebound went off Detroit defenseman Xavier Ouellet and the back of the goaltender's left leg and into the net. John Tavares scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a two-goal lead and they coasted to the victory.

Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for New York.

Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit and Mrazek finished with 19 saves.

The Islanders, in contention for a wild-card spot, began a stretch of nine straight road games by winning for the third time in four games and improved to 8-13-4 away from home (see full recap).

Crosby, Penguins take care of Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also scored to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounce back from their only loss since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh moved three points behind East-leading Washington and is 7-1-3 since the break.

Jeff Skinner scored for the last-place Hurricanes, who have their second five-game losing streak in the past five weeks. They have been outscored 19-4 during the current slide.

Matt Murray made 29 saves for the Penguins while Cam Ward stopped 19 shots for Carolina (see full recap).