The Flyers center saw his second-period shot rim out last night. "I couldn't believe it," Lecavalier said. "I don't think I've ever seen three posts–I've seen two." Given that Philly lost by a goal and fell—at least for now—into third in the Metro, those bad bounces could be particularly costly ones.
Bad blood from one of the ugliest brawls of the season finally spilled over in Philly last night, as the Flyers and Caps engaged in a melee that featured a player shoving another while he was done, three guys jumping one, and Wayne Simmonds holding John Erskine from behind while Vinny Lecavlier punched him in the face.
The Philadelphia Flyers—who missed the playoffs last year—were last seen doing everything they could to get under the salary cap. They used their two lockout-authorized buyouts on Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, who was in only the second year of a big-money nine-year deal.