The Flyers ran into their two arch nemeses on Friday night, the Devils and the shootout. After a strong third period that saw the Flyers come back to tie the Devils, both team "earned" a point by heading to a fruitless overtime. Two Flyers managed to beat Marty Brodeur twice in penalty kicks, with Jeff Carter again going backhand and Danny Briere putting a slick move on to get Marty moving. But Mike Richards' failed attempt on the first Flyers chance meant Martin Biron had to make at least one save, and on this night, he couldn't, and the Flyers lost 5-4.
I've about had it with the shootout business. I've never been a fan, viewing it as settling one game by playing another, and now I'm just sour because the Flyers have been terrible at it. At least they get another matchup with the Islanders tonight. Those usually go well.
Richie did have the highlight of the night though, a behind the back, no-look pass to Mike Knuble for a goal.