Logan Couture scored in the first period and added two assists to eclipse 400 career points, and Aaron Dell made 25 saves as San Jose blanked Ottawa 5-0 on Saturday night to hand the Senators their third shutout in four games.
The winter storm moving across the Eastern portion of the country this weekend created a travel nightmare for the Bulls following the win at Charlotte.
“We all got to the plane and thought we were going to get out of there (on Friday),” Hoiberg said. “It sounds like our pilot was on a commercial flight that ended up getting canceled. This morning, the same thing.”
Wentz threw 33 touchdown passes and for almost 3,300 yards this season, so there likely will be an adjustment in the Eagles’ attack. LeGarrette Blount is the team’s leading rusher with 696 yards but only two TDs. Jay Ajayi, acquired from the Dolphins, has rushed for 307 yards for Philly, only eight more than Wentz finished with this season.
“Their defense is very multiple and is good up front,” Littrell said. “They mix things up very well. They are very competitive in the back end and pose a great challenge for us. There is a reason they are ranked 11th in the country. Vic does a great job of putting those guys in position to be successful.”
Fine added that Troy is “good up front with physical players” and that the Trojans “play some funky coverages at times.”