The Washington Capitals' parade looked OK, I guess

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The Washington Capitals' parade looked OK, I guess

I'm admitedly not the most hardcore of Flyers fans, so perhaps watching the celebration down in Washington, DC was tougher for those among us whose blood is a bit more orange. But I must say, the Capitals party over the past few days looked pretty OK to me.

It also reminded me a bit of what an absolute bonkers and joyous time we had here in Philadelphia back in February. There's something to be said for a city ending an incredibly long and painful championship draught. The party is a little extra.

Alex Ovechkin reached Jason Kelce status over the past few days. Heck, he may have surpassed it. Maybe his podium moment wasn't as poetic but we have to get Kelce to do some laps in the fountains on the Ben Franklin Parkway one of these days. That looked fun as hell.

Also, they just seemed to have had a whole lot of beer down there, which is OK:

But because, after all, it's DC we're talking about: their crowd size wasn't the most impressive.

That's all I got. Congrats, Caps fans, I guess. Good party.

Photos of Sidney Crosby appear in urinals at Wells Fargo Center

Photos of Sidney Crosby appear in urinals at Wells Fargo Center

By clicking on this article, urine store for some low-brow comedy.

Photos have trickled through on social media of the No. 1 player on the Penguins, Sidney Crosby, inside urinals at the Wells Fargo Center.

You read that right, every urinal features a different photo of Crosby.

He’ll get a healthy stream of boos today, but this is taking the rivalry to a whole new, and kinda gross, level.

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Ilya Bryzgalov roasts Flyers' playoff goaltending

Welp, that wasn't pretty and an old friend is offering his services.

Brian Elliott's playoff struggles continued Wednesday night as he allowed five goals on 19 shots before being pulled for Petr Mrazek after the Penguins' fifth goal at 9:01 of the second period. The Flyers were down 5-0.

Remember Ilya Bryzgalov (who the Flyers are still paying until 2026-27)?

Of course, we remember Bryzgalov. Usually not for good reasons on the ice. His time as a Flyer was a total disaster, but he was the goalie of record when the Flyers beat the Penguins in six games in 2012.

As for Elliott, in four playoff games with the Flames last spring, he allowed 12 goals and had a .880 save percentage. Wednesday was his third game back from core muscle surgery.

Last Saturday, in the regular-season finale, Elliott pitched a 17-save shutout as the Flyers clinched their playoff berth. In Game 1 Wednesday, Elliott looked far from a goalie the Flyers can win with.

It was only one game, but the goaltending concerns entering Wednesday certainly weren't eased.

But, hey, if you're in Aston, Pennsylvania, check out Elliott's Restaurant, an American style restaurant with chicken wings and chocolate milk. That comes in both small and regular. Flyers fans are going to need it after this one.