A teenaged girl stood directly behind the Los Angeles Kings bench with a crown on her head and a sign in her arms:

"Mike Richards always my captain, now my King."

In the same row, another young girl proudly pressed a billboard against the glass:

"Richie you will always be a Flyer in our hearts."

Flyers fans welcomed Richards back to his old stomping grounds with a couple of big ovations Saturday night, then united to give the former captain the Crosby treatment.

By the end of the night, Richards went from goat to heartbreaking hero in a 3-2 Flyers overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings that cost them their first 4-0 start since 1995-96.