The Flyers started pouring on the goals in the third period of last night's 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, and they almost had one more.
Check out the skills on display in this aerial assault by Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux, and James van Riemsdyk:
Carter stole the puck, gained the zone, got a shot off and took his rebound behind the net, slinging it airborne past a sprawling defender to hit Giroux, who swatted it over to JVR. Riemer then juggled the puck with his skate and swatted it out of mid-air past a helpless Ryan Miller. The goal was waved off due to the high magic wand stick by Giroux, but, rules aside, the maneuver was one of the more impressive parts of the play.
[The wording of the high-sticking rule is somewhat ambiguous (big shock) in how it treats contact with an opposing player, instead distinguishing between the puck being batted "to an opponent" (wash out, play continues) or being subsequently deflected off a player or official and gathered by the team that used the high stick (play is halted). It's a close call in this instance, but looking at it in terms of a delayed penalty, they would likely not have blown play dead for the contact Miller's glove made with the puck.]
Amazingly, the puck never touched the ice after Carter lifted it to Giroux, traveling between the sticks of three players more than 10 feet from each other. The fact that Giroux stick was deemed high will keep this gorgeous play off the top ten lists, but it's really no less impressive.
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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.