Sports Tonight: Flyers need goals from more than usual suspects

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:14:02 AM. Here is what's happening in sports on Tuesday, Nov. 14, including tonight's TV schedule.
It’s not the typical way we think of a home-and-home, but since the Flyers have not played since losing to Minnesota on Saturday in Philadelphia, the rematch against the Wild at 8 tonight (TV: NBCSP+; radio: 97.5 The Fanatic) technically is the second half of a back-to-back. Let’s hope that the Orange and Black will show a bit more firepower than they did in the 1-0 loss to Minnesota. Through 17 games, the Flyers have already been shut out four times. They are on a pace to be shut out 19 times, eight more than the team record of 11 set in 2014-15. The odd thing is, with a goals-per-game average of 2.94, the Flyers actually are tied for 13th in the NHL. Center Sean Couturier is tied for sixth in the league with 10 goals, and captain Claude Giroux is tied for 11th with nine. The problem is that those 19 goals account for 38 percent of the 50 goals the team has scored. Add in four goals from winger Jake Voracek, and nearly half the Flyers’ goals are from the first line. Obviously, they need production from other players more consistently. Ben McKeown / AP Duke’s Marvin Bagley III shoots over Elon’s Tyler Seibring during the second half Friday. One-and-done: not the only way to win Perhaps it’s just a matter of circumstance, but when No.1 Duke and No.2 Michigan State play at 7 on ESPN, it will be a case of two coaches handling the “one-and-done” situation in different ways. Despite the reverence that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski still gets, he has sold out his...Read more
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