Colorado set the tone early. Jerome Iginla scored less than a minute into the first period. Matt Duchene added two second period goals and Colorado crusied past Philadelphia 4-0 Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers (5-6-3) return from a five game road to take on the Colorado Avalanche (4-9-1) at the Wells Fargo Center. Game time is 7:00. This is the first of two meetings between the two clubs and the lone game in Philadelphia. The two teams will meet in Colorado on March 24th.
In the early morning hours of November 10, 1985, Flyers star goaltender Pelle Lindbergh crashed his red Porsche in Somerdale, NJ, not far from the Flyers practice facility in Voorhees. The crash left him brain dead, and he died at age 26 the next day on November 11.
Chris Pronger became one of the latest to achieve hockey's ultimate honor on Monday, as he, Nicklas Lidstrom, Angela Riggiero, Sergei Federov, Phil Housley, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Pronger, of course, spent parts of three seasons as a Flyer in the twilight of his career. As a result, he became the 18th representative from the Orange and Black to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and became the fifth-consecutive ex-Flyer to receive the honor (after Mark Howe, Adam Oates, Fred Shero and Peter Forsberg).
Sergei Federov has company. Alexander Ovechkin has tied the hall of famer for most goals scored by a Russian born player in NHL history. Ovechkin scored his 483rd career goal in Washington's 3-2 shootout victory over Toronto on Saturday night.