93 games came and went last year in the Philadelphia Flyers season.
And the Flyers were incapable of shutting out their opponent in all 93.
Enter goalie Ilya Bryzgalov in Newark, NJ on Saturday night. The biggest signing in the Flyers offseason stopped all 20 shots he saw as the Flyers won 3-0. The win moved Philadelphia to 2-0-0 and continued to impress with their offseason changes.
Hockey's back! And TCL is right here with you to take it all in. It's opening night, and we'll be right here with you every step of the way. Join us as we cover the Montreal Canadiens at the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as the Philadelphia Flyers at Boston. Just enter your comments and follow along in the discussion by clicking below!
The Philadelphia Flyers will start their 2011-2012 season in Boston against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins on the night their Stanley Cup Banner is unveiled at 7:00 pm EST at TD Garden.
Ironically in the same place their 2010-2011 brief playoff run ended in a sweep, only managing two goals for, while surrendering ten in games three and four in Boston. This is not just any ordinary opening night.
The Flyers will have to watch the Bruins organization unveil their 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Banner right before their eyes. There may be a bright side to the Flyers team being witness to that, as it could add extra motivation and set the tone for the season.
The season kicks off later tonight with three games on tap. First, the Flyers will visit Boston, where their season ended last year. The Canadiens kick off their season with a visit to rival Toronto and Pittsburgh makes the cross country trek to Vancouver to open against the Stanley Cup losers. Should be a great night, and it feels so good to have hockey back in my life.
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