Remember that time Rod Brind'Amour scored two shorties on the same power play?

Remember that time Rod Brind'Amour scored two shorties on the same power play?

If you don't, it's OK. YouTube does. 

With Rod Brind'Amour's number set to be raised to the Carolina rafters before Friday night's Flyers-Hurricanes game, we figured it'd be a good time to reminisce about what kind of player he was in Orange & Black. Much like Mike Richards is today, Brindy was an outstanding two-way forward and a dangerous penalty killer, as shown in the video above and later acknowledged with a Selke Trophy. That footage is from a playoff game against the Penguins in April 1997, and the Flyers were down 2-1 when the power play started. They'd go on to win the game, 6-3, and the series, 4-1.

More historically notable than Brind'Amour's shorties, however, was that earlier that month, Mario Lemieux had announced that he would be retiring from the NHL.

After the Penguins' series loss, Lemieux skated around the Philadelphia ice to a standing ovation—the second such recognition he got from Flyers fans in his career. The first was when he returned to hockey after battling Hodgkin's disease. 

Mario Lemieux's great career came to an end last night amid thunderous ovations from Philadelphia fans as the Flyers eliminated his Pittsburgh Penguins from the playoffs.  Lemieux, a six-time scoring champion and three-time National Hockey League most valuable player, had a goal and assist in his final N.H.L. game before retirement.

The Flyers, behind two short-handed goals from Rod Brind'Amour, beat the Penguins, 6-3, to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, four games to one.  Lemieux, 31, won two Stanley Cups and this year collected his sixth N.H.L. scoring title. After coming back from Hodgkin's disease and back injuries, the Penguins captain said on April 5 that he would retire once the season ended.

Lemieux would return to the NHL in December 2000. 

After a brilliant run through the Eastern Conference rounds, that postseason ended somewhat miserably for the Flyers, who were swept out of the Finals by the Red Wings. But Brind'Amour was tied for the most goals in the playoffs (13, with Claude Lemieux), a strong chapter in his Flyers career. More on the goals and the game at Flyers.com, and more Brind'Amour memories to come. 

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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Sixers at Cavaliers: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

Sixers at Cavaliers: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

The Sixers (7-5) will look to get back into the win column in Cleveland when they take on the Cavaliers (4-7) this afternoon.

Here are the essentials for today’s game:

When: 3 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia+ 
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

And here are three storylines to watch:

Time to get right

There’s no such thing as a good loss, but man, the Sixers’ losses have been particularly brutal. On Friday night, they held a nine-point lead with 7:20 to go but gave up a 12-2 run and eventually lost in overtime to the Thunder.

The Sixers have glaring issues — especially in their starting five — but Brett Brown feels like he knows what they are.

“If you're sick and you don't know why, that's a problem,” Brown said. “We are in a tough spot right now, but it's a long year. I think that it doesn't take much for me to understand where we have to get better. And it's really that simple. If you're scratching your head, sort of confused, then I think we got some problems and that's not what I'm doing. I think the guys understand the areas that matter most that can best impact changing the way things are going and get back on the winning side.”

We'll see.

Taking care of business

This Cavs team isn’t as bad as perhaps we all thought coming into this season. They start two extremely young guards in Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, but they’re still flanked by veteran bigs Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson.

Cleveland also gave the Sixers all they could handle earlier this week — especially veteran guard Jordan Clarkson (20 points). The Sixers were able to sneak out of the Wells Fargo Center with a 98-97 win. Then again, when is the last time this team played a game that wasn’t close?

While the Cavs are maybe better than anticipated, this is a team the Sixers should be able to get well against. On Tuesday, they held Cleveland scoreless for over three minutes to close out the game. They need to bring that for 48 minutes and get right with a win over a team they’re clearly more talented than. 

Sorting out the bench

Furkan Korkmaz was scorching hot for a six-game stretch. He shot 50.9 percent from three and averaged 13.8 points in mostly bench minutes. In his last three games, he’s just 4 of 16 from distance. The issue with Korkmaz is if he’s not hitting shots, he doesn’t bring much else to the table. You saw Oklahoma City pick on him in overtime after Tobias Harris fouled out.

Korkmaz has been getting the most minutes off Brown’s bench recently. Should he be? Rookie Matisse Thybulle got off to a roaring start, but has looked overmatched offensively. With that said, he’s just so special defensively, Brown should deal with the growing pains on the other end. In games Thybulle has played at least 12 minutes, the Sixers are 6-1.

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