A few things overshadowed by the momentary idiocy of Jesse Boulerice:
-Mike Richards. A career-high 4-point night (2g-2a). His smooth backhand pass to RJ Umberger put the first nail (second goal 13 seconds after the first) in Vancouver's coffin, and he slammed it shut with a goal 2 men short. This could be the game that establishes Richards as a go-to guy.
-Continued production by the big line. A goal apiece for Briere, Gagne, and Knuble. If this early success is an omen of things to come, this could be a line of "Legion"-dary proportions.
-Secondary scoring. Goals scored by each member of Richards' line (Richards' 2, Lupul, Umberger), and Jeff Carter scoring for the second game in a row.
-Joffrey Lupul. Not only scored his first goal as a Flyer (nice to get that out of the way before the home opener), he looked strong on the puck, and stayed involved in the play throughout the game.
-Randy Jones. Quietly put together a solid game at both ends of the ice.
-Marty Biron. He didn't have to carry the team to a victory, but remained sharp with little work.