The Flyers have not been very good in season-opening games the past few seasons. Some wondered if they would suffer the same fate to start the 2015-16 season when it was announced that they would be traveling to Tampa Bay to take on the defending Eastern Conference champions.
Although the Flyers came away with one point as a result of an overtime loss, this game had a much different feel to it. These were not the Flyers of old, rather, it was a team that looked hungry and followed their new coach's scheme in order to hang with arguably one of the best teams in the National Hockey League.
In a season where the Flyers motto is to "Play Boldly", the team did just that and gave fans a reason to be excited again after a playoff-like performance against a team slated to be a Stanley Cup contender.