With the glory goals and great saves, we can't forget some of the other efforts that led to the Flyers' game 7 win in Boston. One of the greatest moments in this series came with the Flyers up a goal and less than 3 minutes to play. Mike Richards won a puck battle to break the play out of the Flyers' zone and take it full-speed into Boston's end. Then he pulled the spin-peel move we've seen him turn into a few goals this post-season, only this time he used it to shed the check and dump the puck safely behind the Bruins' net. Richie changed it up after that, and Simon Gagne picked up the puck off the opposite boards, throwing it behind the net again while Blair Betts and Claude Giroux took over. And I mean took. over.
Giroux singlehandedly takes about 25 seconds off the clock, with two, three, and even four Bruins doing everything they could to take him off the puck. Check out the video:
Once Giroux has the puck, the only Flyer anywhere near him is Blair Betts, and even he pulls off. Everyone else is high in the zone or stationed in the neutral zone to catch any possible Bruins breakout. Giroux took care of everything else. At the 0:30 mark of the video, Giroux even gets tripped hard by a stick, gets up and resumes battling. After he finally throws the puck around the end boards, he uses every bit of energy he has left to sprint off the ice for his line change before the Bruins can begin their breakout.
That was it. I can't think of a better moment to define the series, with the Flyers flat-out outplaying the Bruins when it mattered most. And it wasn't for lack of effort on the B's side either. Says a lot for this young, scoring forward that he was able to put up that amazing of a defensive performance that late in a game 7.
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.