Where Have You Gone, David Putty?

Where Have You Gone, David Putty?

So the Devils have been one of the better teams in hockey for years, putting a winning product on the ice every season, backed by the always steady Martin Brodeur. They're a lock to make the playoffs every season, they've hoisted the Cup three times in 15 years, and they've taken the division the last two seasons. Why then do they continue to have trouble filling the seats at home games, despite opening a brand new arena this season and hosting their turnpike rivals? Sure the trap they were once famous for had to be as boring in person as it was on-screen, but they are always winning.

After beating the Penguins in style two nights ago, the Flyers got spanked by the Devils last night, 4-1, despite scoring first on a great cycling and deflection play. The Flyers were again grossly outshot (39-14!), and Dainius Zubrus rose to the occasion against his former team, scoring his first two goals of the season.

But if you watch the video after the jump, you'll see a sight that has to have the Devils' brass disappointed again this season: half the seats were empty. That's just embarrassing. Even in the Flyers' worst-ever season, the fans were at the Wach.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham


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.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

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