The Flyers took on the New York Rangers last night at the Wells Fargo Center looking to win their second game in two nights. They jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead after Brayden Schenn opened the scoring and Erik Gustafsson's blast put them up by two. In the second period Mats Zuccarellocut the lead in half with a dirty goal on Steve Mason. Kimmo Timonen's rocket shot off a Claude Giroux faceoff win at the 10:00 mark put the Flyers up 3-1. Derek Stepan scored a dirty goal on Mason 7:28 into the third period but New York wouldn't get any closer as Jake Voracek added his 19th goal of the year on an empty net. Steve Mason made 38 saves in the Flyers 4-2 victory. More here.
The Phillies and Reds were in a pitcher's duel last night. The game was delayed an hour and 20 minutes in the beginning of the game due to rain. Kyle Kendrick threw seven innings allowing no runs on just two hits and 106 pitches with four strikeouts for the Phillies. As good as Kendrick was for the Phillies, Homer Bailey was better for the Reds. Bailey threw eight innings allowing no runs on two hits and 89 pitches while striking out 10 batters. In the top of the ninth, the skies opened up with torrentially downpours. Finally, at the beginning of the bottom of the ninth, the game was suspended. The game will resume tonight at 5:30 pm with Phillippe Aumont on the mound for the Phillies and Zack Cozart at bat. More here.
Former NFL play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Summerall was a play-by-play announcer for 38 years, 21 spent alongside color analyst John Madden. He is considered by many to be the voice of football for generations. In addition to his work in the NFL, Summerall also called the Master's Tournament from 1978-1994 before switching from CBS to Fox. More here.