ST. LOUIS _ Considering they played the first two games without their defensive anchor, Chris Pronger, the Flyers should be pleased to get off to a 1-0-1 start, including Saturday's gut-wrenching 2-1 OT loss in St. Louis.
It was gut-wrenching because, 17 seconds before defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo's winning goal, Flyers center Danny Briere fired a shot that beat goalie Jaroslav Halak, but hit the crossbar.
Brian Boucher (23 saves) was terrific, giving the Flyers consecutive strong efforts by their goalies. Rookie Sergei "Bob" Bobrovsky was solid in Thursday's impressive 3-2 win in Pittsburgh.
One area of concern for the Flyers: A lack of discipline. They gave the Blues 10 power plays Saturday _ the most by a Flyers opponent since 2008. Making matters worse, a handful of the late penalties were when the Flyers were in the offensive zone.