Vancouver Canucks' Luongo, Hamhuis and Bieksa watch as the Philadelphia Flyers' game winning goal heads to the net during their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (C) and defensemen Dan Hamhuis (2) and Kevin Bieksa watch as the Philadelphia Flyers' game winning goal heads to the net during the third period of their NHL ice hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 12, 2011. Reuters

The revamped Philadelphia Flyers maintained their perfect start to the season with an offense-driven 5-4 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.

Andrej Meszaros broke a 4-4 tie with his goal at 4:40 in the third period as the Flyers improved to 3-0-0.

It's good to get off to this start. We want to be in this position, but we can't stay complacent, said Philadelphia's James van Riemsdyk.

We have to keep getting better ... We've got to push the envelope.

Philadelphia goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, acquired through a trade in the off-season as part of the team's major roster shake-up, made 36 saves to edge Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo.

He was at his best in the third period when the Canucks fired 17 shots.

It was the scoring, though, that stole the show.

Claude Giroux netted his third goal in as many games in the first period, as team mates Chris Pronger and van Riemsdyk added a goal each to put the Flyers ahead 3-1.

The Western Conference defending champion Canucks (1-1-1) answered with goals from Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins in the second to pull within 4-3 before Daniel Sedin tied the contest at 3:39 in the third.

Luongo finished with 22 saves but lost his second start of the season.

I think there were some good tests in the game tonight, said Flyers coach Peter Laviolette. Penalty kill was one, our resilience was another. Protecting the lead through the third. There were some positives to take from that.