Mar 24, 2014, 8:25 PM EST
Though it’s been two years and two teams since Jeff Carter last played in Philadelphia, tonight’s return — the first time he’s played at Wells Fargo since being traded in 2011 — was probably a little more special than he let on.
As such, he decided to celebrate in style.
Carter opened the game’s scoring just 1:49 into the second period, converting an Alec Martinez pass for his team-leading 25th goal of the season:
Since being traded out of Philadelphia — reportedly because of their “hard-partying ways” — Carter and Mike Richards have enjoyed great success since being reunited in Los Angeles, where they won the Stanley Cup together in 2012.
For what it’s worth, Carter said he expected boos tonight in his first game back… and he got them:
Carter was right. He is getting booed.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) March 24, 2014
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