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Turnovers, Road Woes Kill Flyers in Toronto

Turnovers, Road Woes Kill Flyers in Toronto

With Monday night’s 5-2 loss at the hands of the Toronto
Maple Leafs, the Flyers fell to 1-6-0 on the road this year. That’s bad news
considering it was only the first of a season-long six in a row away from the Wells
Fargo Center.

Things started off smoothly enough, with Orange & Black
dominating the first minute or so of action. Wayne Simmonds rammed home a
Philadelphia goal just 38 seconds into the game, as the Flyers were
buzzing around the ice like a swarm of wasps.

The Leafs knotted the score before intermission, but the
bulk of the damage was done in the second period. Multiple mistakes in the
Flyers’ zone and in front of their net put Ilya Bryzgalov in a world of
trouble, and he just wasn’t able to bail his mates out this time around.
Toronto grew the score from 1-1 to 4-1 in a matter of roughly four minutes, the final of those tallies forcing Peter Laviolette to make the call for Brian Boucher.

Boucher was brought up from the Adirondack Phantoms on
Sunday, and might have started Tuesday in Winnipeg before Bryz got the early hook.
Now we’ll have to see. Boosh replaced Michael Leighton on the roster after he was
placed on injured reserve because of a finger injury that is preventing him
from gripping a stick.

The Flyers had an opportunity to get back into the game
later in the period after Tye McGinn drew a boarding major for the second
consecutive tilt. He ate the boards and left the game, but all the Bullies
could muster was six shots on five minutes of the man advantage.

McGinn would return (again), scoring his second-career NHL goal as the clock wound down.

A lengthy power play wasn’t the only help they had. Leafs starting netminder
James Reimer was injured early in the second period, and was unable to continue.
Backup Ben Scrivens didn’t miss a beat though, despite the Flyers landing sending
the puck his way plenty. Philly had a whopping 46 shots on goal total, 33 of those on Scrivens.

The action was heartbreaking, and hardly worth recapping in
any detail, so here’s a very fitting video of James van Riemsdyk going around
Luke Schenn to find twine for the eighth time this season. Don’t worry Luke, we
still appreciate you. That’s just the kind of night it was.


Sean Couturier was scratched from the lineup with the flu. The Inq's Sam Carchidi is reporting Cooter may not make the trip to Winnipeg tomorrow, and could be sent home instead.

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales


CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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Best of MLB: Indians pick up 27th win in last 28 games

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Best of MLB: Indians pick up 27th win in last 28 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It's time for the 2017 Cleveland Indians to be introduced to the one and only 1884 Providence Grays.

They share some unlikely history, the two teams, which played a mere 141 years apart, are the only two clubs to have ever won 27 out of 28 games.

The Indians joined the Grays on Thursday when Francisco Lindor's three-run homer led Cleveland to a 4-1 victory and three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Grays ended up winning 28 of 29, leaving the Indians one game shy of matching the record (see full recap).

Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers to open big series
MILWAUKEE -- Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

The Cubs now are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Brewers after winning the opener of a four-game series.

Milwaukee was in position to win it in the bottom of the ninth, loading the bases with one out. But Wade Davis (4-1) struck out Domingo Santana and then, after falling behind 3-1 in the count to Orlando Arcia, came back to retire him on an easy comebacker on a full-count pitch.

The Cubs trailed 3-2 when Ian Happ led off the ninth by hitting a grounder that first baseman Neil Walker fielded wide of the bag. Reliever Jeremy Jeffress covered first and Happ was called safe in a close play, a ruling upheld on replay (see full recap).

Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild card by 2½ games
DETROIT -- With a postseason berth tantalizingly close, the Minnesota Twins snapped out of their mini-slump in emphatic fashion.

Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Twins extended their lead for the American League's second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night. Minnesota is 2 games ahead of the Angels in the race for the AL's final postseason spot. Los Angeles lost earlier in the day to Cleveland .

The Twins had lost five of six coming into the night, including a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees, but they routed a depleted Detroit team that is 4-17 in September after trading Justin Verlander and Justin Upton.

"As a whole in this season, it's been pretty impressive," Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. "Staying away from the long losing streaks, coming back from some tough losses and some tough stretches and getting back to playing winning baseball, for the most part,” (see full recap).

Fowler delivers again as Cardinals beat Reds
CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals rinsed the bad taste of being swept by the Chicago Cubs the best way they could -- sweeping the Cincinnati Reds.

Dexter Fowler delivered again, hitting two doubles and a single as St. Louis overcame Scott Schebler's two home runs to beat the Reds 8-5 Thursday night.

The Cardinals began the day 2 games behind Colorado for the second NL wild-card spot and five games behind the Central-leading Cubs.

Fowler drove in two runs. He went 7 for 13 with two home runs and six RBIs in the three-game series (see full recap).