Aaron Rodgers admitted he was feeling under the weather two days before the NFC Championship. The Packers star confirmed Friday he is dealing with the same intestinal issue that has affected some of his teammates this week leading up to Sunday’s visit to Atlanta to face the Falcons. “Rest, fluids, all that stuff,” Rodgers told reporters when asked how he was dealing with it. “We’ll be OK. Jordy [Nelson] had it. Mason [Crosby] had it. I got it. We’ll deal with it.” Rodgers, who has been on an incredible hot streak the past eight games, didn’t want to make the situation more extreme than it was. When a reporter prefaced his question by saying he “didn’t want to turn this into the [famous Michael]
With four of their top-five scorers this season age 23 or younger, the Calgary Flames have a solid foundation of young core players in place when it comes to building a playoff contending team (and right now, they would be in the playoffs). Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton, all part of that young core, and have all been significant contributors to their playoff push this season. One of their young players that has struggled a bit this season, and especially recently, has been 20-year-old forward Sam Bennett. On Thursday night he even found himself as a healthy scratch for the team’s 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators as a result of those recent struggles.
Manchester United desperately needed a goal. Fittingly, Wayne Rooney delivered. Rooney, a 67th-minute substitute, produced the equalizer United was seeking in the final seconds of stoppage time against Stoke City, firing a free kick past goalkeeper Lee Grant into the top corner.