The Flyers opened up their preseason schedule with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. In a penalty filled game, or penalty filled first period, the Flyers started the scoring early when Mike Richards scored the first of four even-strength goals. Steve Downie also added a first period goal to head into the first intermission with a 2-0 lead.
Steve Downie later scored in the third period for his 2nd goal of the night and Scottie Upshall capped the night off with an empty netter. The Devils lone goal came off a turnover by highly-regard prospect, Claude Giroux. Martin Biron played the first two periods and played well, stopping all 20 shots that he faced. Maxime Quellet played the third and stopped 8 of 9 shots he faced.
Notables who were not in action: Randy Jones, Glen Metropolit, Joffrey Lupul, Mike Knuble, Lasse Kukkonen, Kimmo Timonen, and Danie Briere.
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