I think you gotta take these 2 points and be happy with it..
.. the bottom line is this a team still recovering from a long trip overseas and playing back to back after a very emotional home opener, the flyers were completely rested and pumped up for their first game/home opener and somehow we walk away with 2 points and are 4-0
... rest up tomorrow boys....you know what time it is on monday
Be thankful to Biron lack of play and Valiquette for his quality of play. We didn't deserve to walk out with the full 2-points in this game. Biron played terrible, we took advantage of it, went of 4 - 0 after the first, and after that Philadelphia took control.
Drury played a good game despite not finishing on his scoring chances. Roszival played a solid game defensively. Mara played with an edge. On the Flyers end, Richards, Gagne, and Briere were nearly unstoppable. Richards in particular played a heck of a game, what I come to expect from him [wish we had him on our team].
That really, REALLY should have never been that close or nerve-wracking.
That said, I'll take the 2 points happily and get the hell out of there. It was shades of the Montreal game at times, but when everything was said and done, it was still a regulation win over a division opponent we will be fighting for the Atlantic with all season long. You have to wonder if last season's team would have held on.
Niittymaki was great in relief but Valiquette once again proved that he's got the Flyers' number.