Just 26 seconds into the game, Giroux took a great pass from Matt Read and promptly deposited it over Evgeni Nabokov’s shoulder to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. The second period got off to a faster start than the first when Giroux’s shot was blocked but ended up on the stick of Matt Read who did not miss for his team leading seventh goal of the year to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Just over seven minutes later, Brayden Schenn scored on the power play to give the Flyers a 3-0 cushion. Schenn’s goal snaps the Flyers five goal goalless drought on the power play. Seven minutes after Schenn, Giroux scored again to take a 4-0 lead into the second intermission.The third period saw the Flyers get on the board early again. Harry Zolnierczyk went speeding up the outside and took the Islanders’ defense with him. That left Zac Rinaldo alone with an empty net and he put the Flyers up 5-0. Seven minutes later Danny Briere redirected Sean Couturier’s shot on the power play to put the Flyers up 6-0. Notice a theme? Seven minutes later, Briere would score again to make it 7-0 and that would be the final. More here.
Legendary Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away yesterday at the age of 80 after complications from cancer. Buss had been hospitalized for much of the last year and a half undergoing treatment for cancer. The official cause of death was kidney failure after all of the treatment. Buss bought the Lakers in 1979 and experienced a ton of success after drafting Magic Johnson and trading for Kobe Bryant. Under Buss, the Lakers won 10 NBA Championships. More here.
The NCAA is a complete mess right now. News has come down that they will have a new vice president of enforcement after former VP of enforcement Julie Roe Lach was fired yesterday. Lach was fired after the NCAA probe of the University of Miami Hurricanes involvement with Nevin Shapiro. Jonathan Duncan will be the NCAA’s interim VP of enforcement while NCAA president Mark Emmert called it “an embarrassment to the association and our staff.” More here.