The Philadelphia Flyers played the Washington Capitals in their third annual rookie scrimmage prior to the start of training camp which opens this weekend, and the Flyers’ rookies looked very good en route to a 7-3 victory over the Caps. No other player looked more determined to make the team than Philadelphia’s first round selection (second overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft, James van Riemsdyk. JVR made an impressive debut against Washington, potting four goals and assisting one another. But it wasn’t just that he scored four goals, it was how he scored them. Van Riemsdyk scored three of his four goals while standing in front Washington’s goaltenders. His other goal was a shorthanded breakaway in which he went forehand-to-backhand to slide the puck through the five-ho ...
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