Ilya Bryzgalov (shown at left after the Capitals' fourth goal Thursday night) had allowed just eight goals in his first 260 minutes in the Flyers' net this season. Then the Capitals torched him for five in the next six minutes and eight seconds.
Nonetheless, the Flyers did go unbeaten (without a regulation loss) the first five games on their season for the eighth time in their history:
|Season||Start||First Loss||Score||Final Record|
|1986-87||6-0-0||at Penguins||2- 4||46-26- 8|
|1975-76||5-0-1||at Islanders||0- 3||51-13-16|
|1995-96||5-0-1||at Blackhawks||4- 5||45-24-13|
|1983-84||5-0-0||at Rangers||4- 5||44-26-10|
|2002-03||3-0-2||at Sabres||1- 2||45-20-13|