The Flyers went into the loudest arena in the NHL last night looking to turn around their road woes. They entered last night 1-6-0 on the road and were going to rely on Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes. The Jets outplayed the Flyers early on in the game but the Flyers would strike first when Brayden Schenn redirected a Jakub Voracek pass by Al Montoya to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. They would get two great opportunities to score but couldn’t before Andrew Ladd tied the game for the Jets. A Kimmo Timonen blast from the point, after a great screen by Wayne Simmonds, would give the Flyers a 2-1 lead after the first period. Tye McGinn would redirect another Voracek pass to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. With just over 46 seconds remaining, Ladd made it interesting by scoring again but the Flyers would go on to win 3-2. More here.
LeBron James is further strengthening his stranglehold on the title as the best basketball player in the world. He is toying with the rest of the NBA with his most recent play. He set an NBA record by scoring at least 30 points while shooting 60% or better from the field. Last night against the trail Blazers, James scored 30 points while going 11-for-15 from the frield. He is 60-for-80 (75%) from the field in his last 188 minutes on the court. He has made 66 of his last 92 shot attempts. The Heat went on to win 117-104. More here.
The Michigan Wolverines are struggling. They entered last night’s contest against rival Michigan State having lost two of their last three games with their only win coming in overtime over the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Spartans jumped all over the Wolverines early. They took a 14 point lead into the locker room at halftime and extended the lead in the second half en route to a 75-52 blowout victory over their rival. The No. 4 team in the country falls again. They have lost 3 out of 4. More here.