The New York Rangers may have won their battle against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, but as is usually the case in this storied rivalry, it just set the tone for the next meeting.
The Rags jumped all over the Flyers, potting three goals in the game’s opening 10 minutes, and would go on to prevail 4-1. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 of 38 shots to earn first star, as it was just one of those nights for the orange and black. In all honesty, they were probably due for a lousy performance.
The Bullies did not take the loss in stride though. Both of the Schenns got into fights—Luke versus Dan Carcillo, Brayden against John Moore—while Wayne Simmonds also earned a misconduct penalty for his participation in a skirmish in the closing seconds, which you can view below.
I’m not sure how much damage was done by Brayden’s noogie-jabs to the back of Moore’s head, but that didn’t detract from the entertainment any.
Luke’s brawl with Carcillo was feisty as well. As good as the video is though, be sure to check out the images at the bottom. The big defenseman flings the ex-Flyer through the air a couple of times during the encounter, which the photographer captured beautifully.
The Flyers and Rangers meet again in South Philly matinee on March 1, followed a few weeks later by the series finale on March 26 at MSG.
>> Box Score [Yahoo!]
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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.