Michael Raffl shot the Philadelphia Flyers to victory in the first game of the season of the North American ice hockey league NHL. The Villach striker scored the decisive 4: 3 (46th) on Wednesday in a 6: 3 home win in the Pennsylvania derby against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Raffl scored in his 499th appearance in the National Hockey League, and the 32-year-old will play his 500th match on Friday in the next duel between the Flyers and the Penguins in Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh took the lead
In an intense derby, the Penguins took an early lead through Mark Jankowski (6th). With two similar goals in their first two majority games, the Flyers turned the game around in the first third. James van Riemsdyk (16) and Nolan Patrick (20), who had missed the entire last season due to migraine problems, each faked a shot from defender Erik Gustafsson’s new signing.