Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flyers Razor Sharp in Opener,

RALEIGH, N.C. _ Ray "Razor" Emery had a shutout in his Flyers debut, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards each scored power-play goals, and the penalty-killing units were 8 for 8.
For the Flyers, it all added up to an impressive 2-0 win at Carolina in their season opener Friday.
There were plenty of positives:
** Emery made 28 saves and became the fourth Flyer in their 42-year history to start the season with a shutout.
** Defenseman Chris Pronger was as good as advertised, playing a game-high 27:41 and sparking the penalty-killing unit.
** The power play, ineffective in the preseason, was 2 for 5.
** Rookie James van Riemsdyk had an assist and played well in his NHL debut.
** Kimmo Timonen blocked a game-high four shots.
The only negative: The Flyers committed 11 penalties for 25 minutes.
But Emery and the PK, which was aided by newcomers Blair Betts and Ian Laperriere, bailed them out.

Flyers Razor Sharp in Opener,

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RALEIGH, N.C. _ Ray "Razor" Emery had a shutout in his Flyers debut, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards each scored power-play goals, and the penalty-killing units were 8 for 8. For the Flyers, it all added up to an impressive 2-0 win at Carolina in their season opener Friday. There were plenty of positives: ** Emery made 28 saves and became the fourth Flyer in their 42-year history to start the season with a shutout. ** Defenseman Chris Pronger was as good as advertised, playing a game-high 27:41 and sparking the penalty-killing unit. ** The power play, ineffective in the preseason, was 2 for 5. ** Rookie James van Riemsdyk had an assist and played well in his NHL debut. ** Kimmo Timonen blocked a game-high four shots. The only negative: The Flyers committed 11 penalties for 25 minutes. But Emery and the PK, which was aided by newcomers Blair Betts and Ian Laperriere, bailed them out.

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