Brad Marsh scored the GWG with 5:11 remaining in the Flyers' 9-8 win at Calgary. It was Marsh's first goal with his new team and came against the franchise which traded him three months earlier. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored twice in the first 1:58 to give Philly a 2-0 lead but an eventual 3-0 advantage was equalled at the 16:20 mark. The score was 4-4 after one period. In the second period, each team scored three times and the game was deadlocked 7-7 through two periods.
Kent Nilsson (4-1-5) gave the Flames an 8-7 lead with his fourth goal but 18 seconds later Tom Gorence evened it yet again. Philly led by scores of 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-3, 6-5 and 9-8. The game had tied scores of 0-0, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. Calgary led 5-4, 7-6 and 8-7. Tim Kerr (1-3-4), Ken Linseman (1-3-4) and Ray Allison (0-3-3) had 3+ points for the Flyers. In addition to Nilsson (5 points, 9 shots), Gary McAdam (2-0-2) and Paul Reinhart (1-2-3) spurred Calgary.
Of the 17 goals scored, 16 came at even-strength. There was a total of just seven minor infractions and five powerplays. Calgary outshot Philly 42-35. Pete Peeters made 34 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 26 saves for the Flames.
Three days after requesting a trade due to a recent string of healthy scratches under head coach Pat Quinn, Reggie Leach returned to the Flyers' lineup and played in the next 11 games through mid-March; however, after Quinn was fired, Leach was scratched for the first two games under new coach Bob McCammon and then waived March 24th.
I am a fan of Briere and think he is a great player. I think he is much better at center. The problem is the Flyers still have too many centers even after trading Richards and Carter. Giroux, Schenn, Briere, Couturier all really should be playing center.
I think it's time to face the facts and either trade one of the young ones them plus a player for a 1st pairing defenseman - or get rid of Briere's contract for a free agent winger or a struggling wing/defense prospect. (or whatever you can get for him really)
There's just not enough ice time for all 4 of these centers.