Claude Giroux has registered every one of his 558 career assists with the Flyers
Claude Giroux has registered every one of his 558 career assists with the Flyers|Matt Slocum (Associated Press)
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Tuesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Claude Giroux, Bobby Clarke, Steve Yzerman, Sandy Koufax, Bobby Wine, Sidney Crosby

Vol. 1, No. 12

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who is the only player to reach 3,000 career points in an NCAA Tournament game?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> EAGLES

The 2019 Eagles became just the third team to win the NFC East title after losing a division game by at least 27 points:

> 1970 Cowboys (lost by 38)

> 1996 Cowboys (lost by 27)

> 2019 Eagles (lost by 27)

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>>> MLB

Sandy Koufax threw four career no-hitters. Harvey Kuenn made the final out in two of them, once as a Cub and once as a Giant.

The Mets’ Felix Mantilla and the Phillies’ Bobby Wine were the other two batters to end Koufax no-nos.

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>>> NBA

The San Antonio Spurs this season could have set an NBA record for consecutive playoff appearances, except when play was suspended, they were four games out of the eighth and final slot in the Western Conference.

They are currently tied with the Sixers/Syracuse Nationals franchise, who made every postseason from 1950 to 1971.

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>>> NFL

The Cincinnati Bengals (0-7) and the Houston Texans (0-4) are the only current NFL franchises that have never won a road playoff game.

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>>> PHILLIES

Phillies pitcher Kenny Reynolds tied a major league record by losing his first 12 decisions in 1972. One of the players he tied was Russ Miller, who started 0-12 for the 1928 Phillies.

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>>> FLYERS

The Flyers’ Claude Giroux (with 558) is currently 20th on the NHL’s career assist list for those who played for only one franchise in their career.

Flyers’ Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is fifth. Detroit’s Steve Yzerman leads the way.

The top 25 (thanks to hockey-reference.com):

1063 . . . Steve Yzerman, Red Wings

1033 . . . Mario Lemieux, Penguins

926 . . . Stan Mikita, Blackhawks

878 . . . Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings

852 . . . Bobby Clarke, Flyers

825 . . . Alex Delvecchio, Red Wings

814 . . . Gilbert Perrault, Sabres

801 . . . Sidney Crosby, Penguins

742 . . . Denis Potvin, Islanders

712 . . . Jean Beliveau, Canadiens

688 . . . Henri Richard, Canadiens

660 . . . Evgeni Malkin, Penguins

638 . . . Dave Taylor, Kings

633 . . . Patrick Kane, Blackhawks

623 . . . Henrik Zetterberg, Red Wings

617 . . . Anze Kopitar, Kings

617 . . . Patrik Elias, Devils

615 . . . Rod Gilbert, Rangers

604 . . . Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings

558 . . . Claude Giroux, Flyers

553 . . . Mike Bossy, Islanders

517 . . . Patrice Bergeron, Bruins

516 . . . Wayne Cashman, Bruins

509 . . . Keith Duncan, Blackhawks

504 . . . Mikko Koivu, Wild

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who is the only player to reach 3,000 career points in an NCAA Tournament game?

Answer:

Future Sixer Hersey Hawkins, who scored 44 points in Bradley’s March 17, 1988 loss to Auburn to get to his final career total of 3,008.

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