Gagne scores 2 goals in scrimmage

Simon Gange, limited to 25 games because of a concussion last season, scored two goals _ one an empty-netter, the other on a penalty shot _ in the Flyers' intra-squad scrimmage in Voorhees today.

Gagne didn't absorb or give any checks, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds after conatct. That could happen in Sunday's scrimmage, or in an exhibition game _ though coach John Stevens doesn't plan to play Gagne in Monday's contest against the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center.

Still, Gagne looked sharp on a new line with center Mike Richards and center-turned-right wing Danny Briere. They played on Team Snider, which defeated Team Barber, 6-2. Briere also scored a goal.

A packed crowd about 500 watched as the Flyers opened their training camp.

Rookie Claude Giroux, using some pretty dekes, scored on a penalty shot for Team Snider. Giroux's speed was eye-opening in the scrimmage.

Newly acquired defenseman Steve Eminger and Joffrey Lupul (penalty shot) scored for Team Barber.

Players were given penalty shots for any penalties committed.

All in all, it was a good first day. And remember the name Luca Sbisa, the Flyers' No. 1 pick in June. The defenseman doesn't figure to make the club this year, but he displayed poise beyond his years.