But, in a goal scoring showdown that ended in a 6-5 score Briere's overtime goal was far from the highlight of the game. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Mike Richards of the Flyers highlighted the night going head to head in a goal scoring battle of their own
Richards started the scoring off about a minute and a half into the second period but Ovechkin answered less then a minute after, finishing off a pass from teammate Matt Bradley and snapping it past Flyers goaltender Ray Emery.
And Ovechkin wasn't done there, less then five minutes after Flyers defenseman, Kimmo Timmonen made it 2-1 Flyers Alex "The Great" was sprung in alone and undressed Emery going forehand to backhand.
However, like I said, this one was a scoring battle between Richards and Ovie and Richards early goal wasn't all he was bringing to the table.
With just over six minutes left in the second period, Richards walked in just past the top of the circle and wristed on past Simeon Varlamov. And just 18 seconds later he put in another one making in 4-3 Flyers and ending Varlamov's night.
Richards ended the game with three goals and Ovechkin, two goals and an assist.
Prior to the game Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger jokingly said that the winner of this game would go to the Stanley Cup final.
But the way both teams are playing to start the season its hard to take his comment jokingly.