The Game was broadcasted live on CSN-8, I got the opportunity to see the action from the Second Period on. In case anyone missed the game, here is a basic recap of the events.
Fights: NONE (See what happens when Riley Cote is not in the lineup)
Penalties: Red Wings 1, Flyers 1 (yes only 2 penalties in the period)
at 15:15 Rafaski was called for hooking (drawn by Richards)
at 3:52 JVR was called for Interference
Special Teams: Red Wings 0 for 1, Flyers 0 for 1
Shooting: Red Wings 8, Flyers 13
Osgood was 5 for 8 (.625 Save Percentage)
Emery was 12 for 13 (.923)
Scoring: There were four goals in the period
Red Wings on Ice: #33 Draper (-1), #17 Eaves (-1), #8 Abdekader (-1), #22 Lebda (-1), #52 Ericsson (-1), #30 Osgood
Flyers on Ice: Hartnell (+1), Carter (+1), Coburn (+1), Timonen (+1), Emery
Red Wings on Ice: #32 Newbury (-1), #50 Ryno (-1), #67 Tardiff (-1), #14 Meech (-1), #68 Kolosov (-1), #30 Osgood
Flyers on Ice: #13 Carcillo (+1), #28 Giroux (+1), #26 Syvret (+1), #77 Parent (+1), and #29 Emery
3. at 10:32, after Dan Syvret turned the puck over in the Flyers' end, the Red Wings' #52 Jonathan Ericsson (0) scored an unassisted goal to cut the Flyer lead in half 1 to 2.
Red Wings on Ice: #29 Williams (+1), #42 Ritola (+1), #8 Abdelkader (0), #22 Lebda (0), and #30 Osgood
Flyers on Ice: Briere (0) (suprised?), Carter (0), Hartnell (0), Syvret (0), Parent (0), Emery
4. at 4:56 the Flyers extend the lead, 1 to 3 when JVR (+1) cashes in. Pyorala and Timonen get the assists.
Red Wings on Ice: #29 Williams (0), #48 Emmerton (-1), #21 Leino (-1), #22 Lebda (-1), #52 Ericsson (-1), and #30 Osgood
Flyers on Ice: Pyorala (+2), Giroux (+2), Coburn (+2), Timonen (+2), Emery
Hits: 10 (Red Wings 4, Flyers 6)
Fights: 0 (Not even Carcillo dropped the gloves)
Penalties: Red Wings 1, Flyers 3
at 16:44 Detroit's #14 Meech was called for Interference (drawn by JVR!)
at 12:06 Carter went to the box for Tripping
at 5:26 Carcillo got called for Elbowing
at 1:21 Powe for Slashing (the Detroit P.P. carries over to the 3rd)
Special Teams: Red Wings 0 for 3, Flyers 0 for 1
Shooting: Red Wings 8, Flyers 9
Osgood is 8 for 9 (.889 Save Percentage)
Emery is 8 for 8 (1.000 Save Percentage)
Scoring: Only one goal in the period
Red Wings on Ice: Williams (-1), Ritola (0), Emmerton (-2), Lebda (-2), Rafalski (-1), #30 Osgood
Flyers on Ice: Jason Ward (+1), Giroux (+3), Pronger (+1), Carle (+1), and Emery
Hits: 6 (Red Wings 0, Flyers 6)
Fights: NONE! (I don't get it, they get in 100 fights on the road, but can't drop the gloves for their own fans?)
Penalties: Red Wings 0, Flyers 2
**note: The Flyers did start the Period short-handed due to a Darroll Powe penalty with under 2-minutes to go in the Second
14:30 Pronger goes to the box for Interference (I think this is Prongers first penalty of the preseason)
3:52 Ward goes to the box for tripping
Special Teams: Red Wings 0 for 2, Flyers 0 for 0
Shooting: Red Wings 14, Flyers 8 (mostly due to the Red Wings 2 Power Play opportunities)
Osgood is 7 for 8 (.875)
Emery is 13 for 14 (.928)
Scoring: 2 goals are scored in the third
1. at 17:24 the Flyers score again to make it 1 to 5, scoring his second goal of the game is JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK (+2). Chris Pronger and Claude Giroux get the assists
Red Wings on ice: Draper (-2), Eaves (-2), Abdelkader (-1), Meech (-2), Lebda (-3), Osgood
Flyers on Ice: Pyorala (+3), Giroux (+4), Pronger (+2), Carle (+2), Emery
Red Wings on ice: Draper (-1), Meech (-1), Tardif (0), Ledba (-2), Osgood
Flyers on ice: Pyorala (+2), Giroux (+3), JVR (+1), Carle (+1), Syvret (-1), and Emery
HITS: 26 overall (10 by the Wings, 16 by the Flyers)
PENALTIES: (this was a clean game compared to the previous three) Red Wings 2 minors, and the Flyers 6 minors
Special Teams: Neither team capitalized on their Power Play opportunities.
Shots: Red Wings 30, Flyers 30
Goaltenders: Osgood 25 for 30 (.833 Sv%); Emery was outstanding 28 for 30 (.933 Sv%)
FLYERS WIN 2 to 5
My own thoughts.
It's nice to see the Flyers finally get a win, even though this is only preseason. Red Wings didn't have their full force in there, but Lidstrom, Draper, and Rafalski played.
In Gagne's first in game action, he really didn't do much. Nothing happened for or against the Flyers when he was on the ice, and hopefully he didn't tweak anything.
The Flyers got the lead and they kept the lead, they didn't let the Red Wings catch them at all.
Claude Giroux, JVR, Pyorala, DAN CARCILLO! all had very good games. JVR scored 2 goals and drew a penalty, and Claude Giroux had 4 assists. Emery played outstanding, stopping 93% of Detroit's shots. One of the goals he let in, he could do nothing about, Draper just made a great play.
The only real blemish was for the last 4-1/2 minutes of the game, the Flyers didn't muster a shot.
Oh and there was one play in the 3rd period, where the Flyers were taking a defensive zone draw, and I think it was Giroux, won the face-off, but in doing so he swept the puck towards his own net. Nothing major happened on the play, Emery was alert and just covered the puck up. But, that's something for the future the Flyers want to becareful of doing. Whenever taking a defensive zone draw you never want to sweep the puck towards your goal, sweep either behind you or to the corner, or just neutralize the other guys stick and let one of your forwards come in and get the puck.
Overall it was a better performance, nice to get the win. Hopefully they can build on it and we can start to see some consistancy.
What do y'all think?