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Flyers goalie Carter Hart allows a first-period goal by the Capitals’ Brett Connolly Thursday (Tom Mihalek)
Flyers goalie Carter Hart allows a first-period goal by the Capitals’ Brett Connolly Thursday (Tom Mihalek)|Associated Press
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits

Give Carter Hart 22 minutes and he’ll give you eight goals 

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FRIDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> On April 17, 1989, Penn named Fran Dunphy as its head men’s basketball coach . . . Who were the head coaches/manager of the four main Philly pro sports teams at that moment?

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FRIDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Capitals scored just 2:53 into Thursday’s game with the Flyers. At that point, Carter Hart had allowed eight goals in his last 21:27 of playing time . . . That is shorter than your average sitcom, which runs 22 minutes.

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>>> La Salle has just completed its 24th season in the Atlantic 10 . . . They have failed to win even one conference tournament game in 14 of those seasons (including twice when they failed to qualify).

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>>> Eric Paschall (20), Collin Gillespie (19) and Phil Booth (13) combined for 52 points in Villanova’s Big East quarterfinal win over Providence Thursday . . . The Wildcats are now 17-5 (.772) this season when those three all play and combine for 42 or more points and 5-4 (.556) when they combine for fewer . . . That does not include a game Gillespie missed due to injury (the victory over Connecticut).

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>>> As Penn, which swept Big 5 play this season, tips off the Ivy League tournament Saturday, remember that only five of the previous 33 teams to go 4-0 in City Series play failed to make the NCAA Tournament . . . And one of those was ineligble:

1955-56 Saint Joseph’s
1966-67 Villanova
1968-69 La Salle (ineligible)
1979-80 Saint Joseph’s
2000-01 Villanova

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> On April 17, 1989, the head coaches/manager of the four main Philly pro sports team were:
Paul Holgren, Flyers
Jimmy Lynam, Sixers
Nick Leyva, Phillies
Buddy Ryan, Eagles