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Video: Lecavalier, Streit set up Flyers’ season-opening goal

Oct 2, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the two newest Flyers to endear themselves to the Philly faithful.

With just seven seconds remaining in the first period of the Flyers’ season opener against Toronto, Mark Streit and Vincent Lecavalier combined to set up Brayden Schenn for Philly’s first goal of the year:

Most of the kudos go to Lecavalier, who showed great hands on his behind-the-net dangle and assist. It capped off a strong opening frame for Lecavalier — sporting his new No. 40, the former Tampa Bay captain had seven shifts for 7:03 TOI while notching a hit and one shot on goal.

Streit finished the first period with 10 shifts for 7:33 of ice time.

  1. faiwaiz - Oct 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM



  2. phillyphanatic77 - Oct 2, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    This is not related to this goal but I am so unbelievably tired of Flyers shooters going for 5-hole goals on penalty shots!! They rarely work and it’s almost like every shootout or p. Shot ends with that stupid move. Simmonds had NO opening there and once again, what do we do? Try to put it between the pads. Please just stop!! Try a juke, a shot high blocker side, ANYTHING. I can’t take it anymore.

    Giroux is the only one who attempts original moves. Time to switch it up guys.

    • macgrubie - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      absolutely agree. It’s a low percentage shot when you have every option at your disposal. At least give yourself a chance to score. Not to mention, that wasn’t even a good attempt on a low percentage shot.

  3. lightning69 - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    As an NHL fan in the modern era, you know players will be traded. But Wow.
    Just breaks my heart seeing Vinny in Flyer gear. It was inevitable giving the debacle the previous ownership put fans through, but still devastating to see.

    Hope he stays healthy this year. He is clearly motivated to reintroduce himself to the NHL. This clip exemplifies the kind of player we came to know and love in Tampa. Treat him well Philly, he is an amazing player, but and even better person off the ice.

    • girouxed - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      Tell me again why its heart breaking to see him in a Flyers jersey?

      • ibieiniid - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:58 AM

        because the Flyers are the debbil!

      • curioustraveler13 - Oct 3, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        Probably because he wanted to see lecavalier win another cup.

      • ibieiniid - Oct 3, 2013 at 9:26 AM

        I’m beginning to think curioustraveler is that dude Habib Marwan with a new handle. the Pens fan trolling every Flyers article to a point of obsession is what tipped me off.

      • lightning69 - Oct 3, 2013 at 12:10 PM

        Gee Girouxed, Let’s see…

        The face of your franchise and Captain (for 14 yrs) is one of the few constants and bright spots in years of absolute chaos of ownership and hockey operations is traded (had to be done) to one of your biggest rivals. (yeah I know about you and Pens) But Gratton was hard too, but this IS different.

        Would you be happy with Giroux wearing our Maple Leaf err… I Mean Blue and White Bolt colors in a few years?

        Flyers were our 1st playoff series 95-96 and there were some ugly moments on the ice and off. Those have always stayed in the minds of Lightning fans. We’ve always had tough games against you even during most of the years when we have been terrible.

        To be honest, I know you guys get this a lot, but of all the northern transplants living in Tampa (Boston, NYR, Montreal etc) the Flyers fans that show up in Tampa are the loudest and most obnoxious and rude of all of them. Sorry, but years of 1st hand experience.

        When I asked a reasonable Flyer fan once during intermission, why does it seem to bring out the worst in most of them, he admitted that growing up in Philly, people are expected to continue tradition and live up to the hype of being “bad boy” fans.

        Every team has drunken a holes at games, just seems that Philly Fans in Tampa are trying to be the best at it.

        Just one fans passionate lament at what could have been with Vinny. He always planned on being nothing but a BOLT and fans felt the same.

        If he stays healthy, he’s going to be amazing for you and I wish nothing but the best for him.
        Just don’t boo him if he plays hurt, the guy has a lot of pride and plays through injury regularly. He played 2 weeks with a broken foot for us last year and was still helping the team.

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