The Flyers welcomed the Montreal Canadiens to the Wells Fargo Center last night looking for their first three game win streak of the season. They allowed a first period goal but came out firing in the second period as Sean Couturier scored off of P.K. Subban then Simon Gagne scored after Luke Schenn’s shot went wide and the rebound end up on Gagne’s stick. The Canadiens responded 46 seconds later to tie the game then took the lead 20 seconds after that. They lead into the third until the Flyers tied it up on a shot that hit Wayne Simmonds skate and beat Carey Price. They would take the lead when Erik Gustafsson’s pass to Matt Read hit a Canadiens defenseman and into the net for a 4-3 lead. They’d add an empty netter to win 5-3. More here.
The Phillies were down in Atlanta looking to even their record at 1-1 with Roy Halladay on the mound. Halladay struggled early allowed a two-run homerun to Justin Upton in the first inning and it would take 40 pitches to get out of the first. Despite getting hit, he retired his first eight batters on strikeouts. Halladay lasted 3.1 innings allowing five runs on six hits while walking three and striking out nine Braves. The Braves would pour it on and, once again, the Phillies only run production came from Chase Utley and the Phillies would go on to lose 9-2. More here.
The Sixers were looking to reel in the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They took on the lowly Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte. Unfortunately the Sixers would cough up a 16 point lead and could not get any help from All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday who shot 2-for-24 from the field. The Sixers three game win streak was snapped as they would go on to lose 88-83 as Charlotte was paced by 24 points from Philadelphia native and former Episcopal Academy star Gerald Henderson. More here.