[*]2005 -- October 22 -- Mike Richards' electrifying goal with two Flyers (3-on-5) in the penalty box zapped the Leafs' momentum and later Philly scored three consecutive third period goals en route to a 5-2 road win. Richards' tally came with 2:39 left in the second, the score tied 1-1, and Donald Brashear and Derian Hatcher in the box. Moments before, the Flyers had a 4-minute PP but couldn't score. Toronto's Eric Lindros tied the game 2-2 in the third but Mike Knuble responded with the go-ahead tally and the Flyers used a 16-5 shots edge in the final period to win. Donald Brashear and Branko Radivojevic then scored and assisted on both of the next two goals. The last Flyer to score on a 3-on-5 was Terry Carkner in 1991. Pat Quinn coached his 500th game as Toronto's head coach and joined Punch Imlach and Hap Day as the only men to do so.
Was at the game in seats right behind the Flyers bench, was UNREAL
4. We all named our Stanley Cup finalists back in September. Three months later, would you like a do-over?
Michael Farber: The Red Wings and Flyers. That was my story, and I'm sticking to it -- even Detroit with Ty Conklin in net and the venerable Chris Osgood in waiting. If it is Conklin, I just hope the NHL schedules a few of those final games outdoors.
Darren Eliot: I'll stay with my original thoughts: Canadiens and Stars
Allan Muir: Both teams I tabbed in preseason have experienced major drop-offs in key elements of their game: defense for the Red Wings and power play for the Canadiens. I think the Wings will work through their own-zone woes, but I'm not so sure about the Habs. They're still capable, but I wouldn't bet the mortgage on them. Having seen the Devils excel without Martin Brodeur, I think the team the East needs to fear is New Jersey. Gimme the Devils.
Jim Kelley: I picked the Flyers and Sharks and I'm sticking with both.