Here are some hockey and basketball highlights from last night, just in case you missed it.
Sestito 2 – Lightning 1
There are two takeaways from last night’s Flyers’ 2 – 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning:
• Murray Craven has come out of retirement. No wait, that’s Tom Sestito who, after his two-goal effort against the ‘Ning, is tied for third on the Flyers with two goals — only one behind captain Claude Giroux
• After making some spectacular saves again last night, Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has so far silenced his critics posting a 2.24 GAA and a .923 save percentage in nine games played. His numbers this season are more in line with the numbers he posted in the 2009 – 2010 season with the Phoenix Coyotes (2.29 GAA, .920 SV %)
The Flyers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Florida Panthers Thursday night.
Last night the Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 140 – 109. Normally an NBA score wouldn’t merit mention on a blog post but the Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 three-pointers made (23 for 40). In 2009, the Orlando Magic downed the Sacramento Kings 139 – 107 in a three-point barrage with 23 three-pointers made as well.
As a reference, the 76ers made 24 three-pointers … in a four-game span from January 22 through January 30.
Speaking of the 76ers, they will try for their fourth win in a row when they host the Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers Wednesday night. Without Thaddeus Young, it will certainly be a tall task for the Sixers.