Scott Laughton is tearing up the OHL

Scott Laughton is tearing up the OHL

How about some happy Flyers news to turn those frowns upside down? How does that sound?

Good, right? Right!

If you would, Flyer fans, take a deep breath, forget about what happened last night against the Devils and take a look up north to the Ontario Hockey League where Flyers’ prospect and Oshawa Generals center Scott Laughton is torching the league and leaving nothing but dust in his wake.

Laughton, a 19-year-old whom the Flyers selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is mercilessly terrorizing opposing defenders to the tune of 14 goals and 14 assists in 14 games played. For those of you that are unsteady when it comes to math, that’s an average of two points per game.

I’d say that’s pretty darn good.

The cherry on top of his spectacular season so far was this ridiculous goal he scored this past Sunday against Peterborough. The guys over at Broad Street Hockey first had something on it earlier in the week.

My goodness, that was filthy.

To recap, Laughton cuts down the wing, dangles through a defender’s legs, blows past said defender, dekes the poor goalie’s jock into the 12th row and backhands the puck into a wide-open net.

For those wondering why Laughton isn’t in the AHL with the Phantoms right now, the Flyers weren’t able to do that due to NHL/Canadian Hockey League transfer rules that state a player of his age has to either play in the NHL or head back to juniors. The Flyers decided Laughton needed some more seasoning and sent him back to Oshawa in early October

Laughton seems to be the first “can’t-miss” prospect the Flyers have had in sometime.

Therefore, if there were any player in the entire organization right now that would be untouchable, you’d have to think it would be Laughton.

That said, we all know how this organization works and how all different types of rumors can float around. The fact that the Flyers are playing so poorly right now doesn’t make anyone in the organization untouchable if it means greatly improving the team.

But, as of now, Laughton looks like a keeper the Flyers shouldn’t even ponder moving.

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

Best of NHL: Trocheck's last-second goal lifts Panthers past Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.

Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.

The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.

Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).

Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.

The Coyotes have won four of their last six.

Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid admits to reaggravating foot injury after 2014 surgery, almost quitting

Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.

After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.

Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.

"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.

"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."

Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below. 

Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.