There were no penalties called in the first period. In the second, nine were called between the two teams.
But it was a late third-period penalty for too-many-men that proved most costly to the Flyers. Ironically, it was also one of the few that they agreed with following a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
"We’ve been a disciplined team all year and all of a sudden we’re undisciplined tonight?" head coach Craig Berube said. "I’ll give them too many men on the ice. That was the one good one they called."
As if losing prized free agent Paul Stasny to a shoulder injury wasn't enough, the St. Louis Blues found out two more of their top forwards will be joining him on the injury report. Capatain David Backes and T.J Oshie both suffered concussions in Tuesday's game against the Stars.
Backes played a shade right around four four minutes when he collided with Trevor Daly. As the two collided, Backes got turned around and smacked his head on the ice. He was taken back to the room and did not return. There is no timetable as of yet for his return.
Oshie also suffered a concussion that night as his head came in contact with the goal post. The shootout wizard was hit from behind in the crease. He was evaluated but returned to play over 20 minutes of game time only to be shut down afterwards.
The New York Rangers will be without defensemen John Moore for five games. Moore was suspended by the leagues department of player safety for a hit to the head of Minnesota forward Erik Haula. this marks the second time Moore has been suspended by the league.
The league stated, although Haula was elgible to be hit on the play, it was Moore who was at fault for the hit to the head. Moore had the dreaded in person hearing Wednesday afternoon. Based on the severity of the hit and the fact that Moore is a repeat offender the league handed down the five game ban.
The entire Flyerdelphia family sends it's thoughts and prayers to Mr. Hockey and the entire Howe family. As most of you know Gordie Howe suffered what was classified as a significant stroke this week. Intial reports seemed bleak but since Wednesday there have been reports the Hall of Famer is making some progress in his recovery.
Howe's son, former Flyer defensemen and Hall of Famer himself, Mark released a statement the other day. He said his father has had a few mini strokes over the summer and doctors had warned the family the mini strokes would get worse.
While Gordie has a long way to go if he is to recover, Mark believes his dad could do it. "We're keeping our fingers crossed. If anybody can recover, I know Dad can". Good luck Gordie.
There were a few milestones reached last night. Penguins forward Evegni Malkin recorded his 400th career assist in the Pens 3-0 victory over the Kings. Marian Hossa recorded his 1,000th point in Chicago's 5-4 shootout win in Ottawa.
Points Leaders through 10/30/14
Goals - Perry 9
Assists - Voracek 12
Points - Seguin, Crosby, Voracek 15
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The Flyers announced the signing of defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo following Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Colaiacovo, 31, played for the St. Louis Blues in 2013-14, scoring one goal and adding three assists in 25 games.
The veteran defenseman has spent his 11 seasons in the NHL playing for the Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. In his career, he has scored 31 goals and added 113 assists for 144 points in 401 career games.
Injuries have hampered his career, but Colaiacovo was a first-round draft pick of the Maple Leafs, selected 17th overall in 2001.
Colaiacovo isn't likely to arrive in time for the Flyers game on Saturday against the Florida Panthers. He will likely be added to the roster for Tuesday's home game against the Edmonton Oilers.
Kevin Durso is managing editor for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on Twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.
After a penalty free first stanza from both teams, it was a revolving door to the box. The Flyers went 0 for 2 with the man advantage. Tampa went 2 for 5 on the powerplay. Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist on what was the eventual game winner and the Flyers fell to the Lightning 4-3 in Tampa on Thursday night.