The Flyers had a solid week, winning two of three games, including a win against the best team in the league. Danny Briere had a great week, scoring eight points in the three games.
On Wednesday, the Flyers visited the Carolina Hurricanes. This is the teams’ second match-up of the season. The Flyers won previously in overtime at home. During this game, the Flyers let up a first period power-play goal before the Flyers got on the board. MikeKnuble and Kimmo Timonen scored in the second period, giving the Flyers the lead after the second period. A flurry of goals came in the third. It was Danny Briere, who scored two for the Flyers. Seconds later, Eric Staal scored before Briere added another one. Carolina came right back with their third power-play goal of the game. The scoring stopped when Scott Hartnell added his second empty-net goal of the season. The final score was 6 to 3.
On Friday, the Flyers played their annual Black Friday afternoon game against the Washington Capitals. The Capitals took the lead, 3 to 0, and the game looked like it was all, but over. The Flyers stormed back with goals from Briere, Jeff Carter, and Mike Richards. Richards continued his point streak with his 12th of the year, a career high. The Flyers had chances late in the third period, but nothing happened. Causing the game to go into overtime. The Capitals ended it almost two minutes into the extra session, after the Flyers defenseman got caught in the offensive zone. The Capitals won, with a final score of 4 to 3.
In Ottawa on Saturday, the Flyers played the Senators, the best team in the league. Antero Nittymaki got his third start, obviously his biggest test. It was a back-and-forth game. Danny Briere added his fifth goal of the week. The Flyers held on for a huge 4 to 3 win. Antero Nittymaki played well, stopping 26 of 29 shots.
Danny Briere commented on Mike Richards’ performance after the game. According to the team’s website, “He is amazing. Every single night he is all out. It is all the little things he does on top of scoring. A lot of people are noticing him because he is scoring all these goals right now, but at the same time if you pay attention to his game there are a lot of little things that he does really, really well.”
Danny Briere hopes to continue his hot streak this week when the Flyers face the Boston Bruins, the Hurricanes and a match-up against the Pacific Division’s Dallas Stars.
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