Yesterday's Scores: Flyers 5, Islanders 3 (in Allentown); Islanders 3, Flyers 2
Today's Schedule: Rangers @ Flyers - 7:00 PM (Comcast Network); Phillies @ Marlins - 7:05 PM (CSN / 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP)
Trip to Fort Lauderdale for Flyers @ Panthers - October 9th-12th - More information here.
FLYERS BEAT ISLANDERS IN ALLENTOWN; LOSE IN BROOKLYN
For the third consecutive year, the Flyers split their split-squad preseason games. In the Allentown game, the Flyers defeated the Islanders 5-3; the first split-squad game not decided by a goal in that span. Rookie Travis Konecny scored in the second period and was one of the big stars of the game. Other players that were impressive included Evgeni Medvedev, Sam Gagner, RJ Umberger, and at times, Ivan Provorov. Provorov made some miscues, which a lot of fans will understand, but he did play very well physically. And the first line of Voracek-Giroux-Raffl played outstanding, scoring on the team's first power play in the first period. Other goal scorers included Vinny Lecavalier, Michael Del Zotto, and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. Michal Neuvirth had an okay night in the net. (KONECNY, ANOTHER KONECNY, AND ALLENTOWN RECAP)
In the Brooklyn game, the Flyers lost to the Islanders 3-2, which was the team's first regulation loss in a split-squad game in the three year span. Taylor Leier and Brayden Schenn tallied goals for the Flyers. Meanwhile, defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere looked fine in his first game since his ACL surgery just about 11 months ago, leading the team in ice time with slightly over 25 minutes. He also recorded two of the team's three shots in the first period. Defenseman Radko Gudas also played for the first time since late December after undergoing season ending knee surgery. Potential AHL tandem Jason LaBarbera and Anthony Stolarz split nearly half the game, stopping a total of 25 of 28 shots. (BROOKLYN RECAP)
(NEWS AND NOTES)
The team returns to the Wells Fargo Center as they host the New York Rangers tonight at 7 PM on The Comcast Network. Also, the team signed defenseman Philippe Myers to an entry-level contract. He attended Flyers Training Camp on an amateur try-out, and is currently with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). (REPORT)
EAGLES DAY AFTER, KIKO MIGHT BE DONE, AND OTHER THINGS
We tried to not bring this up as the first thing, but here we go, more bad news. First, from one former college coach in Dave Hakstol, to another. Here's a summary from Chip Kelly's presser:
- Chip feels like the offense can be fixed (let's freaking hope). Comes down to fundamentals.
- Chip has no plans to change the O-line personnel. It's good enough, but the execution is not.
- Chip feels like the run game can be fixed. At least have a running back be your leading rusher with at least ten yards, not Sam Bradford and his nine from Sunday.
- Chip was embarrassed. So was every Eagles fan.
- Chip has no update on Kiko Alonso or Mychal Kendricks (more in a bit).
- Chip says that Marcus Smith is healthy, but question was stamina after not fully practicing for weeks. He wasn't active Sunday.
Now, on to the injuries. Nothing is official as of late Monday night, but here's some info on what we have and oh boy this Shady trade is looking worse and worse for us.
BUT HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE, LES BOWEN GOT SOMETHING...
More injury news...
Also, the Eagles released QB Stephen Morris and signed former Bills QB Thad Lewis. Also, the team signed TE Chris Pantale to the practice squad and released Connor Hamlett. (REPORT)
So a quick summary of the past two days, and make that the entire past seven days...
Do you still care about the Phillies? We still have to. They have a three-game series that begins tonight in Miami against the Marlins. Tom Koehler (10-13, 3.90 ERA) goes for the Marlins against, well, we don't know. But we do know the game's at 7:05 PM tonight. Also, the Phillies have shut down Adam Morgan for the remainder of the season. These are all facts. (REPORT)
TONY ROMO OUT AT LEAST EIGHT WEEKS WITH BROKEN LEFT COLLARBONE, WON'T NEED SURGERY
Looks like we won't see Tony Romo when we play the Cowboys in Dallas in a few weeks. He suffered a broken collarbone Sunday against the Birds. Brandon Weeden will be the new starter until Romo is back and healthy. (REPORT)
RAVENS RAN THE SAME PLAY THAT THEY COMPLAINED ABOUT WHEN THE PATS RAN IT
Same, exact, play.
HERE WAS INDY'S BRIGHT SPOT ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
They lost to the Jets, who are no 2-0. The Colts are 0-2. But hey, Josh Robinson had some fun beforehand...
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TIMBERWOLVES, PF ANTHONY BENNETT NEARING BUYOUT
The former surprise #1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft from the Cleveland Cavaliers might need a new home. He's been a bust for his two seasons in the league, and was part of the Kevin Love deal last season. Could he become a Sixer? (REPORT)
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP ANSWERS ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS THIS YEAR
PK SUBBAN NAILS DON CHERRY IMPERSONATION
I love this guy off the ice.
IS THE CARD ACTIVITY BRIDGE A GAME OR A SPORT?
That's what the debate is over in London, as a High Court judge will determine whether or not Bridge is a game or a sport. If it is deemed a sport, it will be eligible for a number of grants and other competitions exempts from VAT payment, whatever that is. So yeah, it's kind of big. We don't have legal judges ruling on whether or not cheerleading (not a sport), auto racing (sport), and poker (not a sport) are indeed sports. (REPORT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
- 1692: The last people are hanged for witchcraft in the thirteen colonies.
- 1789: The office of the United States Postmaster General is established.
- 1888: The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
- 1975: Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by former Marine Oliver Sipple.
- Tommy Lasorda (88)
- Lute Olson (81)
- David Coverdale (64)
- Andrea Bocelli (57) - He'll be in Philly this weekend for the Pope festivities.
- Joan Jett (57) - Wynnewood's own!
- Mike Richter (49) - Abington's own!
- Mystikal (45)
- Martin Solveig (39)
VIDEO OF THE DAY
From The Lonely Island: Andy Samberg's opening from from Sunday's Emmy Awards: