The last time these two teams met, the Flyers stood in their defensive zone, while the Lightning stood in the neutral zone. All the while, millions of people watching the nationally televised event began changing the channel to something that actually had a pulse.
Wayne Simmonds came to Philadelphia in the offseason with a fresh start and an expanded role. He looked like he could be the answer to the team’s problems in front of the net. His size and speed was raved about by every coach, fan, and pundit.
Matt Moulson scored the first four-goal game of his NHL career Saturday night against the Dallas Stars; it was also the first individual four-goal game of the 2012 season. As a result, the Islanders were able to hold on for a thrilling 5-4 win.
Although the win is what ultimately matters most for the Islanders, who took seven out of eight possibly points on their four-game road trip, Moulson was the recipient of this week's NHL's First Star honors.
In their first game on a short west coast swing, the Philadelphia Flyers looked awful. They turned the puck over. They blew defensive coverage in front of their net. Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov looked like he was 'lost in the woods' yet again.
Somehow, some way, the Flyers came back and defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in overtime.
Claude Giroux scored two goals for the Philadelphia Flyers to beat the Habs on the afternoon after Thanksgiving.
The first period was a lackluster affair as both teams were looking for their legs after having their Thanksgiving dinners. Less than three minutes into the game the Habs got called for one of their infamous too many men penalties. In true Hab fashion this season it was killed off with hardly any shots recorded on Carey Price. Nokelainen scored his first goal as a member of the Canadiens near the end of the first with assists going to Hal Gill and Josh Gorges...yes it was that kind of afternoon. The shots in the first period was 10-4 in favour of the Habs-.