Yep. Another sports hernia has taken a key Philly athlete out of the lineup. With Kevin Curtis set to return to the Eagles active squad on Sunday, the Flyers played their first game without Danny Briere, who will undergo surgery for the dreaded sports hernia. It's believed he'll be out 3-4 weeks.
Briere was off to a solid start, so some other Flyers will need to step up to keep pace with all the goals they're seeing in their own end. Oddly enough, the team won for the first time this season on Friday night, beating the Devils 6-3. It was their first win in Jersey since March of 2004.
Jeff Carter stayed hot, scoring his fifth of the season. Simon Gagne also netted his fifth, and Mike Knuble, Joffrey Lupul, and Scott Hartnell also scored, with Hartnell adding a second goal into the empty net. After being boarded by a hit that resulted in a significant 5-minute penalty, Riley Cote had an endurance battle with Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, the very guy who took the horrendously dumb major penalty.
Captain Mike Richards had four assists on the night (a career high), and the Flyers finally have one in the win column.
Already depleted due to injuries on the blue line, losing Briere for a month could be devastating. But if tonight's any indication, the Flyers aren't interested in any excuses to keep losing.
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Bryce Harper Mania is getting so out of control, folks in the Delaware Valley are already insinuating that Philadelphia is the slugger's home.
Really, Las Vegas is his home. Some would consider Washington, D.C. as his home, given he has played their all seven seasons of his big-league career.
But we can totally change his home to Philly. Why not?
Come home, Bryce.
A fan at Saturday night's Flyers-Penguins Stadium Series game at Lincoln Financial Field made that message loud and clear.
The 26-year-old is the megastar free agent general Matt Klentak and company are trying to land as Harper remains out there (yes, still) with spring training well underway and exhibition games being played.
The Harper buzz has spread everywhere and even Phillies players down in Clearwater, Florida, are joining the fun.
"I saw a helicopter circling over here the other day and we were joking, saying it would be funny if he just landed here and got out," Andrew McCutchen said Saturday, via NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury.
Beloved former Phillie Jimmy Rollins, who now works for the club as a special advisor, was at the Flyers-Penguins game and caught up with NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark about the Harper drama.
Harper is a hockey a fan.
If he was tuning into Saturday night's game, maybe he saw the message and will "come home."
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