Flyers Fight For Five!

Sunday, October 21, 2007 ·

The 'Orange and Black' battled back yesterday and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. It was my first time in attendance for the 2007-2008 and it was an amazing time, even with that very awful showing in the second period. The Flyers were out-shot and out-skated for much of the game, but they took advantage of their opportunities and didn't allow great scoring chances for the Hurricanes. Simon Gagne netted two goals including the game-winner in OT. Marty Biron stopped 42 of 44 shots to seal the victory.

Mike Richards tied the game at 2 on the power play in third. He really is becoming the player he was supposed to be and then some. On a side note, he has scored in three straight games. He does it all folks: wins face-offs, quarterbacks the power play, kills penalties, fights, hits, whatever the team needs. We might be seeing our little version of Steve Yzerman developing right before our eyes.

This was the last game of the four game sweep of a home stand. The Flyers will now go on a eight game road strip starting Wednesday against the Panthers.

In other news, right now the Flyers have the upper hand to bring back Forsberg. Of course they can make room for him, but is it worth it to mess with chemistry? Which line would he play on?


Roose13 said...
October 22, 2007 at 11:10 AM  

I think it's safe to say that Richards is turning into a captain. He is already an Alternate and I see him wearing the "C" on his sweater in a few years.

FeatherOars said...
October 22, 2007 at 2:03 PM  

I'd hate to mess with the KGB line, but I feel like Forsberg would want to be on a line with Gagne again. You could put him with Carter but I don't think he'd want to play on the 2nd line.

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