2. The Flyers are now 5-2-0 in divisional play. They won only five divisional games all last season (5-20-7).
3. Marc-Andre Bergeron's ill-timed pinch contributed to Richards' winning SH goal. It capped a rough (-2) night for Bergeron, who was able to get only two of his ten shots on goal (6 blocked, 2 missed). Overall, the Flyers blocked 22 shots (6 by Kimmo Timonen).
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick. Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 3,044 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY. You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", about six feet to Howie and Billy's left, at most Islander home games. For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org