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--RW Jaromir Jagr played against one of his former teams for the first time this season. He was not well-liked in Washington -- the Capitals felt as if he didn't live up to his seven-year, $77 million contract, the richest deal in history at the time.

"The part of me playing there I'd like to forget. I wasn't very good," said Jagr. "Maybe I didn't play the way I should play. We didn't make the playoffs by two points (in the first year). Second year, we made the playoffs and lost in the first round to Tampa Bay.

"That was surprising back then, but they had good players. ... The owner got me (in order) to win the Cup, at least to get a little further in the playoffs, and it didn't happen."

--C Brayden Schenn was a minus-3 in his first game with the Flyers, although the goals he was on the ice for were deflected.

"All right," Schenn said when asked about his debut. "Not the result the team was looking for, but we had a real good second period and didn't have the start in the third period."

--LW Jody Shelley finished serving his 10-game suspension, which included five regular-season and five preseason games. He was dressing as a defenseman in practice and was glad to feel a part of the team again even though he did not play against the Capitals.

"It's just nice to have that time served and be available to play back in the league," said Shelley. "It's a lonely thing when you're here but you know you're not playing. It's a definite and you're just kind of trying to stay in shape and stay sharp, but today was a different day than yesterday, just knowing that it's done. It's good."


--D Kimmo Timonen blocked a shot with his hand in the third period but returned to the game. He later left the bench in the final minutes. "Well, it's hardly anything serious," said Timonen, "but it is sore, I'll tell you that. It's an upper-body injury, and we'll see Saturday if I can play."


--Ilya Bryzgalov

--Sergei Bobrovsky


--Chris Pronger, Matt Carle

--Braydon Coburn, Kimmo Timonen

--Andrej Meszaros, Andreas Lilja


--LW Matt Read, C Danny Briere, RW Wayne Simmonds


--LW James van Riemsdyk, C Claude Giroux, RW Jaromir Jagr


--LW Scott Hartnell, C Brayden Schenn, RW Jakub Voracek


--LW Andreas Nodl, C Sean Couturier, RW Max Talbot

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