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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.
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October 11, 2007 10:25 AM ET | Delete
pretty much dead on 23 good job
October 11, 2007 10:49 AM ET | Delete
23 ! Great analysis and dead on. Nice work! SYF
October 11, 2007 11:40 AM ET | Delete
You could really see Richards start to develop after the All Star Game last year. Carter has looked good in the early going to me too.
October 11, 2007 1:28 PM ET | Delete
Best part of this game was the secondary scoring, IMHO. I think we live or die by it this season. Carter needs this, I believe his future in Philly is based on this season. Where was Hartnel last night?
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