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How Keith Jones is keeping busy with no live hockey to analyze

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How Keith Jones is keeping busy with no live hockey to analyze

During this time of social distancing, we’re checking in with those in the Philly sports world to see How They’re Keeping Busy. Up first, former Flyer and analyst on 94 WIP and NBCSN Keith Jones.

What are you doing to keep busy during these strange times without live sports?

Keith Jones: I'm fortunate right now that I can still do morning radio on 94 WIP. I'm doing that my usual two days a week and add in a couple more along the way. That's been really nice. I feel very fortunate that I've been able to do that. It gives you some sense of normalcy. I think anyone who can continue doing what they've been doing is very lucky. So I consider myself lucky in that regard.

How are you getting your sports fill?

KJ: I've watched a lot of horse racing. It was one of the few things that continued on from some tracks. I have watched TVG and NBCSN a bit when horse racing has been on. I've also watched a lot of the big races on replay. I've always enjoyed the horse races. That's been a nice little escape. Not sure how much longer that will last.

Tip(s) for everyone stuck at home who may be stressed?

KJ: I've done pretty much every chore that I have down at the farm, including cleaning out the garage, getting the fences all repaired and ready for spring season, and doing organization of all my office stuff. I don't think I've ever done more cleaning in my life. Anything I can do to keep moving.

Specific content you’d recommend to others? Anything you’re binging/reading/listening to?

KJ: I'd like to pretend that I read but I haven't read a book since college. That was the only book I read my whole life. I didn't even read my own. I've watched a lot of Netflix, old movies, etc. Saw one of my favorites, Clear History, the other day, with Larry David and Jon Hamm. I got to hang out with them through hockey and the St. Louis Blues, so that was cool. There's a Formula 1 show on Netflix called Drive to Survive that I really enjoyed. I'd recommend it to anybody looking for something that's sports related but also behind the scenes. I've never been a fan of Formula 1 racing but I've developed a real liking for this show and all the insights and perspectives it shows you in terms of being a top athlete in that sport. It's much more interesting than I thought it would be.

Is there a local business or charity you’re supporting during these tough times?

KJ: If you were thinking of getting a dog, go to your local shelter and check. You're stuck at home, what's a better time to break in a new dog. I think when you're out walking outside as so many of us have been doing, you look a lot cooler with a dog. And if you don't want to adopt one, you can often foster one for a few months.

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From Taryn Hatcher's interview with Carter Hart to the latest on the NHL hiatus, let's dive in:

1:10 — The latest on the 2019-20 NHL season

4:15 — Why the Flyers are in a good spot

8:10 — How do you prepare for this stoppage?

13:00 — Hart is a fit for Philly; is he the Flyers' MVP?

21:10 — Should the Flyers re-sign Brian Elliott?

26:35 — How Hart is staying busy during the break

33:00 — Hearing from Hart with Hatcher

36:00 — What to make of Hart's interview

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The Flyers had one more trip to Madison Square Garden on tap.

The game was originally scheduled for April 1 and would have given the Flyers an opportunity to complete a four-game regular-season series sweep of the Rangers.

However, because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended the 2019-20 NHL season, the Flyers remain 3-0-0 against New York.

So, we decided to give the Flyers their shot at a sweep on NHL 20 Thursday night as NBC Sports Philadelphia aired a simulation with the amazing trio of Jim Jackson, Keith Jones and Taryn Hatcher on the call.

The Flyers jumped all over the chance by racing out to a monstrous lead and holding on to beat the Rangers, 6-4. James van Riemsdyk was a force with four points (two goals, two assists), while Nicolas Aube-Kubel (one goal, one assist), Claude Giroux (two assists), Ivan Provorov (two assists) and Travis Sanheim (two assists) had multi-point efforts.

By the way, how about Jackson's setup? Outstanding.

Leading the way, van Riemsdyk scored a second-period goal and a first-period power play tally. He was in his office for both of them.

After his second marker, van Riemsdyk had the look of "another goal, not a big deal."

After van Riemsdyk's first-period goal, Giroux came in from the top rope on his celebration. Provorov, a little nervous.

During the third period, Tyler Pitlick punctuated the blowout by making it 6-1. His rebound goal was so powerful, it ripped through the net.

In the first period, Carter Hart weathered the storm as the Rangers were all over him.

The Flyers had a chance to strike first thanks to the 21-year-old goalie. Jakub Voracek did the honors for the orange and black by slinging home a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist.

The sequence all started off a nice play by Justin Braun. Voracek was all smiles and then did some visualizing on the bench.


There was a bold and daring Flyers fan at MSG. Let's hope he got home safely. He enjoyed his New York trip.


As the MSG public address announcer was announcing van Riemsdyk's first-period goal, the Flyers scored again with Scott Laughton ballooning the lead to 3-0.

After the Rangers responded, the Flyers answered right back courtesy of Aube-Kubel.

Is it just me or does Aube-Kubel look like a clean-cut Scott Hartnell in NHL 20?


Anyway, the Flyers led 4-1 at first intermission and 5-1 at second intermission.

Ryan Strome scored two of New York's goals and Artemi Panarin added one, but the Flyers stayed in control throughout.

Let's consider that a sweep.

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