Elsewhere: Justin Williams Scores Two, Kings Advance to Western Finals

Elsewhere: Justin Williams Scores Two, Kings Advance to Western Finals

As if this postseason couldn’t get any longer for Flyers fans, both Western Conference semis just had to go seven games, as terribly exciting as that truly is. And the Flyers West, aka the Los Angeles Kings, appear to be making another run at the Stanley Cup, with the assist once again going to former members of the Philadelphia hockey club.

Justin Williams, who of course was a first-round pick of the Flyers back in 2000, scored both of the Kings’ goals in their 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. He along with the other excommunicated – namely Mike Richards and Jeff Carter – move on to face the winners of tonight’s Game 7 between the Red Wings and Blackhawks in Chicago.

Williams has already hoisted the Cup twice in his career, once with the L.A. last year, as well as with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. We also learned with this most recent clutch performance against the Sharks that he’s come up especially huge in Game 7’s. As Greg Wyshynski writes on Puck Daddy, Williams became the first NHL player to light the lamp in each of his first four, and he now has more scores in Game 7 than any active player in the league.

New Jersey Devils beat reporter Tom Gulitti summed up Williams’ historic dominance in these dramatic conclusions like this:

It’s not like ex-Flyers Williams, Richards, and Carter are getting it done by themselves obviously. There is a strong core there, and Jonathan Quick continues to absolutely astound in net – is there a better big-game goaltender in the National Hockey League today? Still, very difficult not to picture those guys in Orange & Black sometimes. Seasons like this aren’t making it any easier.

And who are we supposed root for the rest of the way? Certainly not the Penguins, pulling for Boston is always complicated, I’m still not over the Blackhawks in 2010, and I know some Red Wings fans and who have have a quiet superiority about them. Kings it is…?

Watch Justin Williams' dominance in Game 7 via Pro Hockey Talk:

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

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Yo! Rocky Balboa has a message for Eagles fans

If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.

The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.

Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid. 

"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.

"Keep punching, Philly."

​The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.

"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.