When he came over in the Peter Forsberg deal last season, Scottie Upshall wasn't much of a known commodity here in Philly. But he quickly brought his game up and showed a great scoring touch, becoming a fast Level favorite. Scottie Upside missed the season's first 7 games with a broken wrist, but he's returned, and so have the goals. He picked up two of the Flyers' three last night, showing us again that this team is loaded with guys who can score.
Not to be outshined, Mike Richards could very well lead the club in goals and points when all is said and done, as he lit the lamp for the 10th time. The game-winning goal was already his third short-hander of the season. Richards' and Upshall's goals proved to be enough to top a tough Islanders team, 3-2, last night.
The Flyers did not beat the Islanders last season, but have taken the first two contests this time around... I'm a big Keith Jones fan, so if he's gonna take a night off to do his Versus duty, I was glad to hear the great voice and insights of Mr. Bill Clement... Simon Gagne continues to sit with a concussion dehydration... Another great game from Marty Biron, and the Flyers were once again outshot, with fewer than 20 SOG... Former Flyer Ruslan Fedotenko caught Jason Smith up high with a stick (not called), and while the Captain gathered himself, Fedetenko had to answer to Mike Knuble, although it was broken up before Rusty got his ass handed to him... Rory Fitzpatrick tangled with the Isles' Tim Jackman (there's a fighter's name), adding to the Flyers' league-lead in fights (19).
You'll find your highlights right there after the jump.
NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P