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MiamiScreamingEagles 11-28-2008 11:15 PM

Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Air Canada Centre




In order to avoid consecutive defeats following a six-game winning streak, the Philadelphia Flyers must overcome their recent history against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The Flyers (11-6-5) have lost 10 of their last 13 to the Leafs (7-9-6), including four of six in Toronto, and enter this contest after having their six-game run end with Friday afternoon's 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina.

Philadelphia's win streak may have been snapped, but the team earned a point for the ninth straight game (7-0-2).

  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 14 Andreas Nodl
  • 9 Scottie Upshall -- 13 Glen Metropolit -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 24 Josh Gratton -- 46 Jonathon Kalinski -- 45 Arron Asham
  • 32 Riley Cote or 3 Lasse Kukkonen could play forward if Jeff Carter cannot play due to a shoulder contusion.
  • 48 Danny Briere is doubtful for this game but is probable for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.

  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
  • 5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle
  • 47 Luca Sbisa -- 41 Andrew Alberts

  • 30 Antero Nittymaki (could start)
  • 43 Martin Biron

  • 2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on injured reserve.
  • 6 Randy Jones (right hip surgery) was expected to be out about two months from early October and is on injured reserve. UPDATE: Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. Indications are that he should return to the lineup prior to Christmas.
  • 17 Jeff Carter suffered a right shoulder contusion Friday afternoon against Carolina but returned. His status for tonight is upgraded to probable.
  • 32 Riley Cote (oblique tear) has been placed on the LTIR and will be out until at least November 29.
  • 43 Martin Biron suffered a shoulder bruise Friday afternoon against Carolina. If he can't play, Antero Niittymaki will get the start.
  • 47 Luca Sbisa, who took a shot off the skate Friday afternoon, will be re-evaluated prior to tonight's game.
  • 48 Danny Briere (slight left groin strain) UPDATE: is doubtful for tonight's game but is probable for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
  • 77 Ryan Parent (shoulder surgery) was expected to be out about 12-14 weeks from early October and is on injured reserve. UPDATE: Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. He could return in late December.

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace [
  • 45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 30 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
  • 48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
  • 17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 23 London, ON, CAN
  • 32 Riley Cote ** 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 28 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
  • 24 Josh Gratton 6' 2" 214 Sep 9, 1982 26 Brantford, ON, CAN
  • 19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 46 Jonathon Kalinski 6' 1" 175 May 25, 1987 21 Bonnyville, AB, CAN
  • 22 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 230 Jul 4, 1972 36 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 15 Joffrey Lupul 6' 1" 205 Sep 23, 1983 25 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
  • 13 Glen Metropolit 5' 10" 195 Jun 25, 1974 34 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 14 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 21 Vienna, AUT
  • 18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 23 Kenora, ON, CAN
  • 9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort Mcmurray, AB, CAN

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 41 Andrew Alberts 6' 5" 218 Jun 30, 1981 27 Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 24 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 23 Calgary, AB, CAN
  • 2 Derian Hatcher ** 6' 5" 235 Jun 4, 1972 36 Sterling Heights, MI, USA
  • 6 Randy Jones ** 6' 2" 200 Jul 23, 1981 27 Quispamsis, NB, CAN
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1981 27 Oulu, FIN
  • 77 Ryan Parent ** 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
  • 47 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 190 Jan 30, 1990 18 Ozieri, ITA
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN
  • 23 Ossi Vaananen 6' 4" 215 Aug 18, 1980 28 Vantaa, FIN

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 31 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 195 Jun 18, 1980 28 Turku, FIN
FLYERS' STATS: http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:...gos300/tor.png

  • Alexei Ponikarovsky, Matt Stajan, Nik Antropov
  • Niklas Hagman, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin
  • Andre Deveaux, Dominic Moore, Lee Stempniak
  • Ryan Hollweg, John Mitchell, Jamal Mayers

  • Tomas Kaberle -- Luke Schenn
  • Pavel Kubina -- Jeff Finger
  • Ian White -- Anton Stralman

  • Vesa Toskala (expected starter)
  • Curtis Joseph

  • LW Jason Blake (head, possible concussion) will not play tonight.
  • D Jonas Frogren (hyperextended elbow/bicep) is on the injured reserve.
  • D Mike Van Ryn (broken hand, concussion) is on injured reserve.

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 80 Nik Antropov 6' 6" 230 18 Feb 1980 28 Ust-Kamenog, KAZ
  • 55 Jason Blake 5' 10" 180 2 Sep 1973 35 Moorhead, MN, USA
  • 56 Andre Deveaux 6' 3" 220 23 Feb 1984 24 Freeport, BHS
  • 84 Mikhail Grabovski 5' 11" 179 31 Jan 1984 24 Potsdam, DEU
  • 9 Niklas Hagman 6' 0" 205 5 Dec 1979 28 Espoo, FIN
  • 44 Ryan Hollweg 5' 11" 210 23 Apr 1983 25 Downey, CA, USA
  • 41 Nikolai Kulemin 6' 1" 183 14 Jul 1986 22 Magnitogorsk, RUS
  • 21 Jamal Mayers 6' 1" 214 24 Oct 1974 34 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 39 John Mitchell 6' 1" 182 22 Jan 1985 23 Oakville, ON, CAN
  • 19 Dominic Moore 6' 0" 188 3 Aug 1980 28 Thornhill, ON, CAN
  • 23 Alexei Ponikarovsky 6' 4" 220 9 Apr 1980 28 Kiev, UKR
  • 14 Matt Stajan 6' 1" 200 19 Dec 1983 24 Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • 12 Lee Stempniak 6' 0" 195 4 Feb 1983 25 West Seneca, NY, USA

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 4 Jeff Finger 6' 1" 205 18 Dec 1979 28 Houghton, MI, USA
  • 24 Jonas Frogren ** 6' 1" 189 28 Aug 1980 28 Falun, SWE
  • 15 Tomas Kaberle "A" 6' 1" 198 2 Mar 1978 30 Rakovnik, CZE
  • 77 Pavel Kubina 6' 4" 244 15 Apr 1977 31 Celadna, CZE
  • 2 Luke Schenn 6' 2" 216 2 Nov 1989 19 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • 36 Anton Stralman 6' 1" 180 1 Aug 1986 22 Tibro, SWE
  • 26 Mike Van Ryn ** 6' 1" 198 14 May 1979 29 London, ON, CAN
  • 7 Ian White 5' 10" 185 4 Jun 1984 24 Steinbach, MB, CAN

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 31 Curtis Joseph 5' 11" 193 29 Apr 1967 41 Keswick, ON, CAN
  • 35 Vesa Toskala 5' 10" 195 20 May 1977 31 Tampere, FIN

Current and Miscellaneous
  • All-time Regular Season Record: 76 wins, 46 losses, 22 ties, 2 OTLs.
  • All-time Regular Season Home Record: 44 wins, 21 losses, 8 ties, 0 OTLs.
  • All-Time Regular Season Road Record: 32 wins, 25 losses, 14 ties, 2 OTLs.
  • All-Time Playoff Record: 22 wins, 14 losses in 36 games. 14-5 home, 8-9 away. 5-1 in six series.
  • Toronto has won the last two games, is 6-2-2 in the last 10 games and has won 10 of the last 13 regular season games (8-3-2). The Flyers are 2-1-2 in the last five games.
  • Toronto is 6-1-0 in the last seven regular season games played in Philadelphia.
  • The Flyers are 5-2-2 in the last nine regular season games played in Toronto.
  • The road team has won 11 of the last 17 regular season games.

  • 1968 -- January 24 -- In the first meeting between the squads, the Flyers shocked the defending Stanley Cup Champion Maple Leafs 2-1 in Toronto. Doug Favell made 46 saves and was a perfect 23-for-23 in the third period. Claude Laforge scored in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 win.
  • 1968 -- February 4 -- In the first Philadelphia meeting between the squads, the Flyers prevailed, 4-1, as Doug Favell sparkled with 43 saves and John Miszuk scored two goals. Miszuk entered the game with just one goal that season, but his second tally, a 50-footer that beat Johnny Bower, was the GWG late in the first period.
  • 1968 -- March 6 -- The Leafs scored five second period goals in a 7-2 win in Toronto. Norm Ullman had three points and Bob Pulford has two goals. Toronto outshot Philly 46-27.
  • 1968 -- March 17 -- This game was played in Quebec City (Flyers' AHL affiliate) due to roof damage at the Spectrum and the Flyers prevailed 7-4 as Bernie Parent made 44 saves. Attendance was over 13,650. Andre Lacroix scored the GWG when he scored with 5:26 to play in the third period. Forbes Kennedy led the Flyers with three assists. Floyd Smith had a hat trick and Paul Henderson (1-2-3) three points for Toronto. The Flyers attained a rare achievement when they scored two ENGs while killing a 6-on-4 disadvantage. Toronto outshot the Flyers 48-41.
  • 1968 -- November 2 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored 3:47 into the game and with 3:47 remaining in the game to lift Philly to a 3-2 victory. Andre Lacroix had assists on each goal. At this point, the Flyers defeated the Leafs in four out of five meetings.
  • 1968 -- December 12 -- Johnny Bower, Toronto's 44-year old goalie, recorded the 37th shutout of his careerand Ron Ellis scored in the first period in the Leafs' 1-0 win in Toronto. Each team had 27 shots.
  • 1969 -- January 5 -- The Flyers' Bernie Parent made 46 saves in a 2-2 tie. The Flyers scored twice in the middle period before Bill Sutherland and Paul Henderson knotted the game for the Leafs. Johnny Bower made 25 stops for Toronto.
  • 1969 -- January 8 -- With this 4-4 draw in Toronto, the Flyers recorded their fourth consecutive tie, all in seven days while their winless skid hit eight games (0-2-6). Toronto outshot Philly 44-19, including 30-8 over the last two periods, but Doug Favell made 40 saves and Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice.
  • 1969 -- February 27 -- Bernie Parent made 31 saves for the Flyers but Mike Walton's PPG with under seven minutes to play gave the Leafs a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum. Bruce Gamble made 27 saves for the Leafs.
  • 1969 -- March 2 -- Bill Sutherland (who scored the Flyers' first regular season goal in 1967) was traded to Philadelphia by Toronto with Mike Byers and Gerry Meehan for Brit Selby and Forbes Kennedy (who was under a team suspension since February 20).
  • 1969 -- March 8 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie when Dick Sarrazin scored for Philly in the third period. Bill Sutherland, acquired from Toronto six days prior, assisted on the first goal. Bernie Parent of the Flyers made 33 saves while Toronto's Bruce Gamble made 27 stops. It was the fourth straight tie in this series.
  • 1969 -- October 22 -- Andre Lacroix's hat trick lifted Philly to a 4-3 win in Toronto. The third period go-ahead goal by Lew Morrison was assisted by Bobby Clarke, his first NHL point. Bernie Parent faced Bruce Gamble.
  • 1969 -- November 15 -- Toronto scored three goals in the third period and skated to a 4-2 win in MLG. Ron Ellis had two goals for the Leafs. The Flyers led 2-0 after one and 2-1 after two periods.
  • 1969 -- November 23 -- Bruce Gamble had 43 saves and Bob Pulford (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in Toronto's 3-2 victory in the Spectrum.
  • 1969 -- December 11 -- Flyers VP Lou Schienfield played "God Bless America" for the first time at a Flyers' home game, the Flyers led 3-0 after 10 minutes and skated to a 6-3 victory. Andre Lacroix (3-1-4) led the Flyers' offense with a hat trick. Bernie Parent made 37 saves as the Leafs outshot the Flyers 40-38. With 1:26 remaining, the teams engaged in a spirited brawl.

Andre Dupont's series clinching goal, 1975
  • 1970 -- February 12 -- The Flyers, down 3-1 in the third period, rallied to tie 3-3 in the Spectrum. Larry Hillman assisted on both third period goals. Dave Keon, who scored twice for Toronto, had three points. Bill Sutherland gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Bernie Parent made 35 saves while Bruce Gamble stopped 29 Flyers' shots.
  • 1970 -- October 18 -- Andre Lacroix scored the go-ahead and insurance goals in the Flyers' 4-2 victory. Toronto led 2-0 in the first and held a 2-1 lead until Bobby Clarke scored 15 seconds into the third period. Gary Dornhoefer had two points. Doug Favell made 28 saves for the win. Bruce Gamble suffered the loss.
  • 1970 -- December 26 -- Toronto exploded for four first period goals en route to a 9-1 home victory. Jacques Plante made 40 saves, Norm Ullman had five points (2-3-5), Dave Keon four points (2-2-4) and Paul Henderson (3-1-4) a hat trick. With about 90 seconds to play, there was a bench clearing brawl including a battle between Doug Favell and Mike Pelyk. Favell started the third period after Bernie Parent was removed following the second period. The Leafs held a 45-41 shots edge.
  • 1971 -- January 14 -- Less than three weeks after giving up nine goals to Toronto, the Flyers blanked the hot (one loss in their prior 16 games) Leafs 3-0 behind Doug Favell's 25 saves. In the opening minute, Cliff Schmautz scored off Bruce Gamble, who would be a Flyers by the end of the month,
  • 1971 -- January 31 -- Bernie Parent and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Rick Kehoe) in the 1971 Amateur Draft were dealt to the Leafs in exchange for Bruce Gamble, Mike "Shakey" Walton and Toronto's 1st round choice (Pierre Plante) in the1971 Amateur Draft. The Flyers then dealt Walton to Boston for Rick MacLeish and Danny Schock.
  • 1971 -- February 6 -- Jacques Plante made 36 saves and Jim Harrison scored twice in Toronto's 4-2 home win.
  • 1971 -- March 13 -- Doug Favell made 37 stops in Philly's 3-2 win at Toronto. Garry Peters had two points. Jacques Plante was the defeated goalie.
  • 1971 -- March 21 -- Dave Keon and Bobby Clarke scored second period goals in a 1-1 tie in Philly. Jacques Plante (34 saves) and Bruce Gamble (28 saves) played goal.
  • 1971 -- October 23 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Paul Henderson (2-1-3) recorded three points in Toronto's 5-3 home win. This would be one of just two appearances by Parent against the Flyers. Bob Kelly was ejected as third man during a Wayne Hillman-Brian Spencer fight. Bill Lesuk of Philly got in two fights: in the second with Billy MacMillan and in the third with Bob Baun.
  • 1971 -- November 14 -- The teams played to a 3-3 tie in Philly. Norm Ullman scored twice for the Leafs. Jacques Plante made 31 saves.
  • 1971 -- December 19 -- Jacques Plante stopped 25 shots and Guy Trottier scored twice in the Leafs' 4-0 win in Philadelphia. Doug Favell gave up four goals in 40 minutes and then was replaced by Bruce Gamble.
  • 1972 -- January 8 -- Bruce Gamble and Jacques Plante each made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. Simon Nolet scored in the third period for Philly to tie the game.
  • 1972 -- February 5 -- Bruce Gamble was spectacular as he stopped 44 of 45 shots in Philly's 3-1 win in Toronto. The Leafs lost for the ninth time in their last 10 games; Jacques Plante made 32 saves. Barry Ashbee and Bob Kelly gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead.
  • 1972 -- February 20 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 3-1 win in the Spectrum. Simon Nolet had a goal and an assist. Bobby Taylor made 26 saves for the victorious Flyers while Bernie Parent, who also made 26 saves, suffered the loss for the Maple Leafs. This would be Parent's second and last appearance against the Flyers in his career.
  • 1972 -- October 29 -- Rick MacLeish scored twice and Bobby Taylor made 35 saves in a 5-2 win. The game marked the NHL debut of future Hall-of-Famer Bill Barber who had an assist. Rookie Ron Low suffered the defeat.
  • 1972 -- December 2 -- In Toronto, the teams played to a 2-2 tie when Rick Kehoe of the Leafs scored in the third period. Jacques Plante made 37 saves for the Leafs as he faced Michel Belhumeur who made made his second career NHL start (fourth appearance) and made 32 saves. Philly's Bill Flett had 10 shots on goal.
  • 1972 -- December 10 -- Gary Dornhoefer had three goals and Rick MacLeish three assists in a 5-2 win in the Spectrum. Rookie Michel Belhumeur (24 saves), in his eighth NHL appearance, beat Jacques Plante (40 saves) who was playing in his 18th NHL season.
  • 1973 -- March 4 -- The Flyers obliterated Toronto 10-0 in the Spectrum as Rick MacLeish (4-3-7) set a team record (since broken) for points in a game with seven. MacLeish became the first Flyer to reach the 40-goal figure. Doug Favell had 29 saves for the shutout. Gary Donhoefer (2-1-3) and Ross Lonsebrry (1-2-3) had three points each. MacLeish had nine of his team's 41 shots.
  • 1973 -- March 14 -- Gord McRae made 29 saves and backed Toronto to a 5-1 victory just ten days after losing 10-0. Joe Lundrigan scored the first of his two career NHL goals in the third period for Toronto. This was the Leafs only win in a stretch of games in which the Flyers went 17-1-6.
  • 1973 -- May 15 -- WHA netminder Bernie Parent was traded to Philadelphia by Toronto, who held his NHL rights, with Toronto's 2nd round choice (Larry Goodenough) in the 1973 Amateur Draft for Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Bob Neely) in the 1973 Amateur Draft and future considerations which turned out to be Doug Favell (July 27, 1973).
  • 1973 -- October 11 -- In the season opening 2-0 win, Bernie Parent (28 saves) shutout the Leafs and Kate Smith sang God Bless America for the first time live at a Flyers' game. Terry Crisp scored in the first period and then Bill Barber added a late third period PPG. The Flyers killed off a 5-minute spearing major to Ed Van Impe early in the third period.
  • 1973 -- December 8 -- The Flyers won 3-1 behind Bernie Parent's 31 saves. Tom Bladon and Bobby Clarke each had two points.
  • 1974 -- February 13 -- The Flyers defeated the Leafs 3-1 in MLG backed by Bernie Parent's sensational goaltending as the star goalie made 43 saves. The Leafs outshot Philly 44-26 and had 21 shots in the first period but the only goals were two scored by Rick MacLeish. Down 3-0, Toronto finally scored with 5:45 to play on Borje Salming's PPG. Darryl Sittler had 12 shots for Toronto.
  • 1974 -- March 9 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice including the GWG with 49 seconds left and the Flyers won 2-1 in Toronto. Lonsberry tied the game with 3:30 to play in the middle period. Philly outshot the Leafs 40-32 and had 21 shots in the middle period. Doug Favell made 38 saves for Toronto.
  • 1974 -- March 17 -- Simon Nolet scored twice in the first period but the Leafs rallied to tie 2-2 in the Spectrum. The tie snapped the Flyers' eight game win streak.
  • 1974 -- May 27 -- Cowboy Bill Flett was traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Dave Fortier and Randy Osburn, a pair of minor-leaguers.
  • 1974 -- November 23 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one and held on for a 6-3 win. Dave Schultz handily defeated Eddie Shack in a first period brawl. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe hat trick. In the second period, Clarke picked up 16 PIMs for two different altercations involving a spearing incident on Ric Seiling; Bill Barber was tossed as third man in.
  • 1974 -- December 19 -- Philadelphia won 5-1 as Ross Lonsberry and Bill Barber each scored twice. The Flyers held a 33-14 shots advantage after two periods and 42-20 in the game.
  • 1975 -- January 30 -- Reggie Leach and Gary Dornhoefer scored in the third period of a 3-1 win. Each member of the Flyers' famed LCB line (Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber) had two points. Bernie Parent made 26 saves.
  • 1975 -- March 15 -- In MLG, Ron Ellis scored twice in the third period for the Leafs in a 4-4 tie. Bernie Parent was injured in the third period and lef tthe game when struck in the collarbone by a shot.
  • 1975 -- April 13 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philadelphia, Rick MacLeish (3-1-4) and Bill Barber (1-3-4, GTG and three third period points) had 4-point efforts in a 6-3 win. Philly scored four third period goals including a trio in a span of 2:37. MacLeish scored the only two goals in the first period. The Leafs scored three second period PPGs, two coming in the last 1:04 when Andre Dupont (double minor, match) was given a 5-minute match penalty for butting Dave Dunn (major, minor) at 17:28. Reggie Leach scored the GWG 11:46 into period three and Jimmy Watson scored an insurance tally 16 seconds later. Philly outshot Toronto 14-6 in the third period. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Gord McRae vs. Bernie Parent in goal.
  • 1975 -- April 15 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Terry Crisp, who didn't dress in Game 1 (alternating with Orest Kindrachuk), scored twice in the Flyers 3-0 victory as Bernie Parent needed to stop just 13 shots. Andre Dupont made it 1-0 early in period two on a PPG with Dave Dunn in the box -- the same two participants in a Game 1 skirmish -- and then Crisp scored 1:01 later to make it 2-0. Bob Kelly was selected the game's top star for his superb defensive play, despite zero shots and just one assist.
  • 1975 -- April 17 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Bernie Parent stopped 31 shots and Rick MacLeish had a goal and an assist in the Flyers 2-0 victory. Parent's two shutouts in a series was the first for a Flyers' goalie and was not matched until Roman Cechmanek registered two against Ottawa in 2003.
  • 1975 -- April 19 -- In Game 4 in Toronto, the Flyers completed a sweep of the Leafs when Andre Dupont converted the GWG 1:45 into OT off a feed from Dave Schultz in the 4-3 win. The play started when Dave Keon overskated a loose puck and Schultz capitalizing on the opportunity. Reggie Leach had two first period goals. Ron Ellis' second goal of the game with 6:37 to play was the lone third period tally, one of 15 shots by the Leafs in the period.
  • 1975 -- October 30 -- The Flyers crushed Toronto 6-2 as they outshot the Leafs 47-21. There was a bench-clearing brawl midway through the third period which stopped play for 15 minutes; the Leafs Ian Turnbull was the first player off the bench and recived a game misconduct as did the Flyers' Jack McIlhargey.
  • 1975 -- November 29 -- Wayne Thomas made 42 saves including 17 in the third period and Wayne Stephenson made 37 saves in a 1-1 tie. Each team scored a PPG.
  • 1976 -- January 7 -- Philly whipped Toronto 7-3 as Orest Kindrachuk and Reggie Leach each scored twice. The Flyers led 3-0 after one and had a 7-1 lead late in the third period. Dave Schultz had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" with a a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Wayne Thomas, who gave up seven goals, was replaced by Gord McRae in the middle of the third period.
  • 1976 -- March 21 -- Terry Crisp and Bill Barber each scored twice in a 4-2 Flyers' win which clinched the best record in the Campbell Conference. The game featured a massive bench-clearing brawl at the end of the first period with 19 penalties called and two players from each side tossed: Moose Dupont and Jack McIlhargey of the Flyers and Curt Walker and George Ferguson of Toronto. Ian Turnbull had nine of the Leafs' 27 shots.
  • 1976 -- April 12 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly, Bernie Parent made 23 saves and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) had three points in the Flyers' 4-1 victory. Mel Bridgman and Bill Barber each head two assists. Bobby Clarke and Barber combined for 14 shots. Wayne Thomas made 43 saves in a loss. Philly was 2-for-2 on the PP.
  • 1976 -- April 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Bernie Parent made 31 saves to help the Flyers take a 2-0 series lead with a 3-1 win. The Flyers held a 16-0-3 record (including playoffs) against Toronto in the last 19 games. Dave Schultz had the only first period goal. Ross Lonsberry and Don Saleski scored within 70 seconds early in period two to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Borje Salming scored for the Leafs. Toronto was 7-for-7 on the PK.
  • 1976 -- April 15 --In Game 3 at Toronto, the Leafs won 5-4 as they finally beat the Flyers (zero wins in previous 19) in one of the most memorable games of the era. Toronto outshot the Flyers 52-28 (including 27-5 in the second period) and went 5-for-16 on the PP compared to the Flyers 1-for-3. The Leafs led 2-1 after one, 4-1 in the second and 5-3 after two periods. Toronto scored two PPGs in nine seconds as part of three consecutive Flyers' penalties in the initial 3:25 of period two. Darryl Sittler had 10 shots on goal but just one assist. Five Leafs scored. Bobby Clarke had a game-ghigh three points. Bernie Parent made 47 saves; Wayne Thomas made 24 saves. But the game was best remembered for other acts. Three Flyers were accused of assault by the Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry who said "(It) bothers me that the Flyers don't have to play that way to win." Referee Dave Newell issued 42 penalties, a team record 28 penalties to the Flyers, four misconducts, 12 major penalties and one incident which resulted in 163 PIMs. Little used Kurt Walker of Toronto received a gross misconduct penalty just 3:13 into the game as he and Dave Schultz fought. Afterwards Commissioner Clarence Campbell said "After all, the Maple Leafs set the standard of conduct for the game, bringing that Kurt Walker up. Before the game was a couple of minutes old (actually 3:13), Walker went out of his way to crosscheck Schultz so Toronto's intentions of how they were going to play were quite obvious." The Flyers established team PO records of 28 penalties and 107 PIMs. One bash spilled over into the crowd when fans spit and tossed ice at selected players. Four players were ejected: Ian Turnbull, Kurt Walker and Scott Garland of Toronto and Jack McIlhargey of Philadelphia. McMurtry, the Ontario Attorney General, filed charges against Joe Watson and Don Saleski for common assault and dangerous weapons and to Mel Bridgman (on-ice lopsided fight of Borje Salming) in an on-going attempt to limit hockey violence. The verdict was issued April 15, 1977 (see that entry below for specifics).
  • 1976 -- April 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, the Leafs evened the series 2-2 with a 4-3 win. Participants in a brawl in Game 3, Mel Bridgman tallied twice for the Flyers while Borje Salming celebrated his 25th birthday with two points including a breakaway wrist shot goal. Darryl Sittler added two assists.
  • 1976 -- April 20 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Don Saleski (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and Reggie Leach scored twice (2-1-3) in 27 seconds as the Flyers stomped the Leafs 7-1. The teams combined to score four goals (three by the Flyers) in a span of 93 seconds which established an NHL record. Philly outshot Toronto 13-5 in the middle period and scored three of the four goals. Larry Goodenough and Terry Crisp had two assists each. Bernie Parent made 26 saves. Wayne Thomas was removed for Gord McRae after surrendering six goals. Tiger Williams and Dave Schultz were tossed from the contest with under seven minutes to play.
  • 1976 -- April 22 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, the Leafs' Darryl Sittler scored five times (5-1-6, 11 shots on goal) and Ian Turnbull added four assists in an 8-5 victory. Sittler's five goals tied Maurice Richard's mark in 1944 and his six points tied the feat of Dickie Moore (1954) and Phil Esposito (1969). During the game, Brian Glennie of Toronto was hit in the jaw by a puck and required immediate surgery; he did not dress for Game 7. Wayne Thomas made 42 saves. Bernie Parent gave up eight goals on 39 shots. There were 43 penalties and 185 PIMs called (94 for Toronto, the most by an opponent in any Flyers' PO game). Dave Schultz (NHL record 42 PIMs) and Tiger Williams (34 PIMs) set Flyers' franchise records for PIMs in a game by a member of the team and by an opponent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj901...eature=related After the game, a 65-year old Leafs' fan elbowed Schultz in the corridor near the Flyers' dressing room. Bob Kelly got into a clash with a fan and his tossed glove struck an usherette in the eye (about a year later, a Judge fined Kelly $200). The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-39.
  • 1976 -- April 25 -- In Game 7 at Philly, the tone was set as "God Bless America" blasted throughtout the Spectrum and the Flyers outscored Toronto 5-0 in the second period en route to a 7-3 battering of the Leafs. It was the first time the Flyers netted five goals in any playoff period; three goals came in a span of 1:21 and four within 3:16 including a pair by Mel Bridgman who scored twice in 16 seconds to give the Flyers leads of 3-2 and 4-2. The Flyers improved to 46-3-1 in 50 games when Ms. Kate Smith sang the unofficial Anthem. Toronto led 2-1 after one period and all three goals came via the PP. In the series, there were 155 penalties and 525 PIMs. Dave Schultz set an NHL record for most PIMs in any series with 116. Tiger Williams had 72 PIMs which is the most by a player in any series against the Flyers. Reggie Leach had 11 points (6-5-11) in the seven games.
  • 1976 -- October 16 -- Down 4-0 in the first period, the Flyers staged an impressive rally by scoring the next five goals in a game that ended 5-5 in Toronto. Lanny McDonald scored a natural hat trick to start the game, all off Darryl Sittler assists, to give the Leafs a 3-0 lead at 11:18. The Flyers pulled even on a Paul Holmgren goal and then went ahead three minutes on another Holmgren tally. In between those goals, Tom Bladon and Tiger Williams fought. Jim McKenny made it 5-5 about two minutes after Holmgren gave the Flyers the lead. Wayne Thomas made 30 saves for the Leafs. Bernie Parent was pulled after 20 minutes (and the Flyers down 4-0) for Gary Inness who stopped 20 of 21 shots in 40 minutes.
  • 1976 -- December 12 -- The Flyers prevailed 7-4 in the Spectrum as Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3) and Don Saleski each scored twice. Mel Bridgman added three assists. The Flyers led 5-2 in the third, the Leafs scored the next two but with under four to play Ross Lonsberry halted the comeback attempt with a goal.
  • 1977 -- February 5 -- The Flyers won 7-5 in Toronto as Reggie Leach and Tom Bladon scored late third period goals after the game was tied 5-5. Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber combined for five goals and three assists. The Flyers had four third period goals to Toronto's three.
  • 1977 -- March 7 -- Jim McKenney scored twice in the Leafs' 4-2 win in the Spectrum, It was Toronto's first win in Philadelphia since December 1971, a span of 17 games, and their first regular season victory against the Flyers since March 14, 1973 (12-0-4) a span of 16 games. A major bench-clearing brawl ended the second period resulting in six players tossed: Darryl Sittler, Tiger Williams, Pat Boutette and George Ferguson of Toronto and Paul Holmgren and Bill Barber of the Flyers. There were 31 penalties and 173 PIMs called. among the fights was Holmgren-Sittler.
  • 1977 -- April 11 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly, the Leafs scored three first period goals and hung on for a 3-2 win. Darrly Sittler, Lanny McDonald and Tiger Williams combined for six points on the Leafs' first two goals. Goalies: Mike Palmateer/Wayne Thomas vs. Bernie Parent. Palmateer removed himself from the game at 37:52 complaining of dizziness from the flu and back trouble. Toronto shortened its bench as three dressed Leafs did not play in the game.
  • 1977 -- April 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly, the Leafs' Mike Palmateer made 27 stops and Darryl Sittler had three points in a 4-1 win. Prior to the game, the Flyers were informed of horrible news that former teammate and current assistant coach Barry Ashbee had leukemia. The Leafs scored twice in the first on five shots, both on PPs. With just four regular healthy defensemen, Toronto played a cautious game and it was to their benefit. Philly outshot the Leafs 28-20; Ian Turnbull had seven of Toronto's 20 shots. Bernie Parent was replaced after the second period. Goalies: Mike Palmateer vs. Parent/Wayne Stephenson.
  • 1977 -- April 15 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Rick MacLeish (2-1-3, game high 8 shots) recorded a magnificent entry into Flyers' annals as he tied the game with 38 seconds remaining in regulation then netted the GWG 2:55 into OT. The 4-3 win revived Philadelphia as they trailed the series 2-0 but won the next four. The usually reserved MacLeish jumped after scoring the OT winner and after the game said it was the first time in his memory that he reacted that way after scoring any goal on any level. With Palmateer making fantastic stops in the game's final moments, Borje Salming's attempted clear was gloved by MacLeish who wheeled around and shot after hearing teammate Bob Dailey's command to do so. Dailey, Salming and MacLeish figured in on the OT winner, too, as Salming blocked a Dailey drive but was beaten to the loose puck by the Flyers' D-man who fed MacLeish. Errol Thompson gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead with 4:09 left in regulation leading to a bench-clearing celebration as the Leafs prematurely celebrated a goal they thought would give them a 3-0 series lead. Toronto led 2-0 after one period on two PPGs. Goalies: Stephenson-Mike Palmateer. Prior to the game, legal incidents involving Flyers for fighting during Games 3 and 6 of the 1976 Playoffs were rectified when Judge Hugh Looke ruled that this "is not an important crime" despite an attorney's usage of a Ross Lonsberry quote who said "We'll do whatever it takes to win this series, even if we have to bail players from jail." Judge Looke also blamed Leafs' fans saying "They behaved like fans behaved 1,000 years ago in the latter days of Rome." For the incidents in Game 3, Joe Watson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of common assault and a $750 fine, while assault charges against Mel Bridgman and Don Saleski were dropped. Bob Kelly, for his role in the Game 6 fray, was fined $200 for tossing his glove in the crowd which mistakenly hit an usherette in the eye.
  • 1977 -- April 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, the Flyers performed what is arguably their greatest all-time rally when Reggie Leach (2-1-3) recorded the GWG with 50 seconds left in OT to give the Flyers a series-tying 6-5 victory. When Lanny McDonald (4-1-5) put the Leafs ahead 5-2 with 7:16 to play in the third period, with Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry in the box serving minor penalties given at 12:20, the unpredictable then happened. Lonsberry and Dornhoefer were then tossed from the game by referee Bruce Hood for arguing his calls. Earlier, Moose Dupont was ejected for leaving the penalty box and chasing after a goading Tiger Williams. The daunting task at hand: a three goal deficit and three men tossed from the game. The rally started. Mel Bridgman scored with 5:49 to play, Tom Bladon (1-2-3)scored with 1:49 to play and then a goal by #16 Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) 16 seconds later tied the contest. Darryl Sittler had four assists for the losers. Goalies: Wayne Stephenson vs. Mike Palmateer.
  • 1977 -- April 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and Reggie Leach (2-0-2, seven shots) scored twice, the second with less than five minutes to play, in a 2-0 win. The first goal was setup when Bob Dailey intentionaly missed the net with a shot and the carom went to Orest Kindrachuk who passed to Leach. The second goal came when Leach was shoved to the ice twice by Borje Salming and while prone and on his stomach he reached out for the loose puck and elevated it over Mike Palmateer who made 37 saves. The Flyers' PK, especially the job of Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry, neutralized Darryl Sittler and Lanny McDonald. McDonald, who had four goals in Game 4, had zero shots in Game 5. Philly outshot Toronto 39-21.
  • 1977 -- April 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Jimmy Watson scored his first goal in 38 games with 2:38 left to play in a 4-3 series-clincher. Bob Dailey was once again immense, with three points and Watson's game-winner was the result of a rebound from a booming Dailey blast. The Leafs, who blew three one-goal leads, led 3-2 with under 13 minutes in the third period. Toronto started Wayne Thomas in place of the injured Mike Palmateer (torn ligaments, left ankle) while the Flyers again went with Wayne Stephenson as Bernie Parent, trying to come back from an injury, was not in game shape for much of the post-season. Seconds after Toronto made it 1-0, Paul Holmgren was ejected and handed a 5-minute major for crushing Bruce Boudreau (no PIMs), who refused to fight back, in a battle. The Leafs only managed four shots on the major and then were immediately handed another golden opportunity when the Flyers failed to put a man in the box to serve Holmgren's penalty -- thus receiving an illegal substitution minor when Bob Kelly came off the player's bench; the Leafs did not get a shot on goal during that infraction. With the Leafs up 3-2, the Flyers scored a PPG when Dailey's powerful shot jolted goalie Thomas and Rick MacLeish picked up the rebound; earlier, the Leafs requested a measurement on Dailey's stick and it was found to be legal. Dailey (2-8-10) became the first Flyers' player to total eight assists in any PO series. Darryl Sittler had nine assists for the Leafs, the most recorded against the Flyers in any series and his 11 points tied the most by an opponent.
  • 1977 -- October 22 -- Darryl Sittler (3-0-3) and Errol Thompson (2-1-3) led the Leafs to a 6-1 home win. The Flyers, who began the season 4-0-0 and out-scored their four opponents 31-3, lost for the first time.
  • 1977 -- October 23 -- Toronto won 6-3 in Philly and beat the Flyers on consecutive nights. The Leafs led 3-0 less than seven minutes into the game and thwarted a Flyers' rally by scoring two third period goals despite being outshot 13-4. The Flyers' record eventually grew to 8-2-1, the two losses to the Leafs.
  • 1978 -- March 1 -- Toronto scored twice in the third period for a come-from-behind 3-2 win. It was the Leafs' fourth straight regular season victory against the Flyers after winning just one of the previous 24 (1-17-6) regular season contests in this series.
  • 1978 -- March 23 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and the Flyers recorded the franchise's 400th all-time regular season victory and avoided a season sweep with a 4-1 home win. Of the eight points the Flyers accumulated in the game, five were by d-men as were three of the goals; Rick Lapointe had two points.
  • 1978 -- October 21 -- Mike Palmateer stopped 24 shots in the Leafs 2-0 victory. Behn Wilson and Tiger Williams fought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXver...spx?Game=43935
  • 1978 -- October 26 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves (and added an assist), Behn Wilson scored the game's first two goals and Bill Barber (2-1-3) added a pair in the Flyers' 5-0 triumph. Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler had 13 of the Leafs' 25 shots.
  • 1978 -- December 3 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period and cruised to a 7-2 victory. Bob Dailey (1-2-3) had three points while Rick MacLeish and Don Saleski added two goals apiece.
  • 1979 -- February 14 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) scored with less than five minutes to play in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. Tom Gorence got the Flyers within a goal with 1:49 left in the middle period.
  • 1979 -- March 3 -- Two days after Leafs' owner Harold Ballard "fired" head coach Roger Neilson and then reinstated him prior to this game, the Leafs rallied for a 4-3 victory in Toronto. Darryl Sittler tied the game with seven seconds left in the second period then the Leafs scored twice in the third period. Ballard claimed he fired the head coach as a "stunt to put turpentine up their ass" and as part of the greatest promotion he ever staged when he wanted Neilson to return to the bench with a bag over his head as "the Masked Marvel"; Neilson refused.
  • 1979 -- October 14 -- The Flyers began what would be an NHL record unbeaten streak (35 games) with a 4-3 victory. Philly led 3-0 after the first period including a goal by Reggie Leach in which Bobby Clarke picked up his 500th assist. With 29 seconds to play, goalie Pete Peeters and Toronto's Jerry Butler got fighting majors. With 10 seconds to play Lanny McDonald scored on a penalty shot with 10 seconds left in the game to reduce the Leafs' deficit to 4-3.
  • 1979 -- December 1 -- Philly and Toronto skated to a 4-4 tie. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. Phily Myre made 36 saves for the Flyers. Ken Linseman and Behn Wilson each had two points.

  • 1980 -- March 1 -- The Flyers led 3-0 past the halfway point but Toronto scored two PPGs in the third period of a 3-3 tie. Dan Maloney fought Mike Busniuk and Bob Kelly in this game. Phil Myre made 34 saves. Mike Palmateer made 32 saves.
  • 1980 -- March 20 -- Mike Palmateer made 34 saves leading the Leafs to a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. It was the first time the Flyers were shut out in 105 games (Jan. 16, 1979 by Atlanta). Wilf Paiement had a goal and two assists.
  • 1980 -- October 12 -- Toronto led 1-0 six minutes into the third period en route to a 4-2 win in the Spectrum. Wilf Paiement scored two goals in the last period, including the go-ahead tally and an ENG. Jiri Crha, who made 27 saves in the game, faced 20 shots in the third period after seeing only nine in the first two periods. Jack McIlhargey fought John Anderson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtDlg...spx?Game=34375
  • 1980 -- October 18 -- Pat Hickey scored twice and Jiri Crha made 31 saves in the the Leafs' 6-2 victory. Phil Myre gave up six goals and was replaced after the second period. The game had six separate fights and Paul Holmgren had 26 PIMs.
  • 1981 -- January 10 -- Toronto scored three third period goals after trailing 4-1 and the game finished 4-4 in the head coaching debut of fomrer Flyers' assistant Mike Nykoluk who went from the Leafs' broadcasting booth to the bench. Reggie Leach scored two PPGs in the first period and the Flyers extended their lead to 4-1 with a Bill Barber PPG in the third period before the Leafs rallied to tie on a Bill Derlago goal with 2:03 to play.
  • 1981 -- March 15 -- Brian Propp scored with 21 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie. Toronto scored three early third period goals to take a 4-2 lead but the Flyers scored twice in the final 10 minutes. Michel Larocque made 43 saves for the Leafs.
  • 1981 -- November 14 -- Vincent Trembley (25 saves) and Borje Salming (1-2-3) led Toronto to a 4-0 home win.
  • 1981 -- November 24 -- Brian Propp (2-2-4) was a key part of the Flyers' 43-shot attack in a 6-3 win at Toronto. The Flyers were 0-4-4 in their last eight games against the Leafs and were 0-6-5 in their last 11 trips to Toronto in the regular season.
  • 1982 -- January 20 -- Darryl Sittler was traded to Philadelphia by Toronto for the rights to Rich Costello, Hartford's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) in the 1982 Entry Draft and future considerations (which turned into Ken Strong, May, 1982). Sittler waived his NTC because of multiple conflicts with Toronto management.
  • 1982 -- April 4 -- The Flyers outshot Toronto 59-18 and recorded a 7-1 triumph led by Tim Kerr's hat trick; Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke added three points apiece.
    The Flyers outshot Toronto 22-1 after one period (2-0 lead) and 42-8 after two periods (3-1 lead). Michel Larocque made 52 saves in a loss. Toronto's lone goal was a SHG by Rick Vaive, his 54th score of the season.
  • 1983 -- January 11 -- The teams swapped goalies: Rick St. Croix to Toronto, Bunny Larocque to Philly.
  • 1983 -- March 2 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie. Dan Daoust got Toronto on the board just seven seconds into the third period to tie the score 1-1. Four minutes latyer, the Leafs led 2-1 but Mark Taylor of the Flyers evened the game 2-2. Bobby Clarke had two assists.
  • 1983 -- March 24 -- Ron Flockhart had four points (2-2-4) in the Flyers' 7-4 win in the Spectrum. Toronto's Rick St. Croix, who faced his ex-team for the first time, gave up seven goals on 37 shots. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves. Paul Evans and Darryl Sittler scored in the first 1:37 of the third period to break open a tight game.
  • 1983 -- April 2 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3), Dave Poulin (2-0-2) and Ilkka Sinisalo (0-3-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win in Toronto. The Flyers snapped a skid of 11 games (0-6-5) without a win in Toronto, the last being the series clincher in the 1977 POs. Philly outshot the leafs 41-25. Mike Palmateer was replaced after surrendering five goals by Rick St. Croix who stopped 12 of 13 shots. Gaston Gingras, who had a game-high tying seven shots, scored twice for the Leafs.
  • 1983 -- October 23 -- Philly trounced Toronto 8-5 behind a 50-shot attack on goalie Mike Palmateer. Eight Flyers' scored goals and 14 Flyers had points. Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish and Glen Cochrane each had three points. Each team scored three third period goals. Rick Vaive (three) and Gaston Gingras (two) scored Toronto's five goals.
  • 1983 -- November 12 -- Philly outshot the Leafs 41-19 in a 5-3 victory at Toronto. Tim Kerr had consecutive first period goals. Bobby Clarke, Brad McCrimmon and Brian Propp each had two assists. Toronto's three goals all came via the PP. Rick St. Croix made 36 saves in a loss.
  • 1984 -- February 5 -- Bob Froese made 24 saves and the Flyers crushed Toronto 7-0 behind Dave Poulin (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3).
  • 1984 -- December 12 -- Toronto won 6-3 by scoring three third period goals to break a 3-3 tie. Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Stew Gavin added a pair of goals each to help Toronto snap their 8-game (0-7-1) skid to the Flyers.

  • 1985 -- February 21 -- The Flyers limited Toronto to 15 shots in a 4-1 win. Dave Brown, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had two points.
  • 1985 -- March 16 -- Ron Sutter scored the 5,000th goal in franchise history and five other Flyers scored as they hammered the Leafs 6-1 in Toronto. Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves. The Flyers led 6-0 in the third period before the Leafs snapped the shutout. Peter Zezel and ilkka Sinisalo each had a goal and an assist.
  • 1985 -- December 5 -- Don Edwards (33 saves) and Russ Courtnall (two goals) led Toronto, 6-3.
  • 1986 -- March 6 -- Mark Howe (2-4-6) had six points, including points on the last six goals, and Lindsay Carson scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 victory in the Spectrum. The Sutter brothers combined for five points: Ron (1-2-3) and Rich (0-2-2). Ilkka Sinisalo also had two points. For Toronto, Don Edwards faced 53 shots while Walt Poddubny (1-3-4), Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Miro Frycer (0-3-3) combined for 10 points.
  • 1986 -- March 15 -- Doug Crossman's 30-foot wrist shot in OT ended an exciting game, 6-5. Philly led 3-2 after one but Toronto evened the score 5-5 as the third period started. Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense.
  • 1986 -- November 19 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves but Toronto rallied from a 2-0 hole with two third period goals to tie the Flyers 2-2. Wendel Clark scored with 1:25 to play. In overtime, Rick Tocchet and Wendel Clark got in a spirited fight after Clark checked Mark Howe.
  • 1986 -- November 22 -- The Flyers exploded for four third period goals in a 6-1 win. Brian Propp and Peter Zezel each had three points (2-1-3).
  • 1987 -- February 2 -- The line of Peter Ihnacak (2-3-5), Steve Thomas (1-3-4) and and Rick Vaive (1-2-3) had 12 points and helped the Leafs snap their six-game losing streak. Chico Resch faced 42 shots. John Stevens of the Flyers amassed 12 PIMs in this game, including two fights with Brad Smith; he had 14 PIMs in his 9-game career with Philly.
  • 1987 -- November 14 -- Ken Wregget (38 saves) and Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) led Toronto to a 6-0 win in the Spectrum. Rick Tocchet and Al Secord were issued 10-minute misconducts prior to the opening faceoff.
  • 1988 -- February 4 -- The Flyers ripped Toronto 6-1 as Derrick Smith (2-1-3) had three points and Ron Hextall made 23 saves. Al Iafrate of the Leafs was a -5.
  • 1988 -- February 13 -- Despite a hat trick from Murray Craven and a 53-shot attack, including a team-record 25 in the second period, the Flyers dropped a 7-4 decision. Ken Wregget starred by making 49 saves including 24 in the middle period when the Flyers outshot the Leafs 25-9; however, Toronto out-scored Philly 4-1. Miroslav Frycer (2-1-3), Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) and Mark Osborne (0-3-3) had 3-point efforts. Olczyk scored the final two goals after the Flyers rallied to get within one goal.
  • 1988 -- December 17 -- Rick Tocchet had a hat trick in the Flyers' 7-1 win in Toronto. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Allan Bester (five goals) was replaced after 40 minutes by Jeff Reese.
  • 1989 -- February 7 -- Al Secord was sent to the Flyers for a 5th round draft pick used to select Keith Carney.
  • 1989 -- February 11 -- Toronto led 4-0 early in the second period then hung on for a 4-3 win in MLG. Dave Poulin started the Flyers' attempted comeback with a SHG and Philly scored two more before the period expired. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 12-3 in the last period but couldn't beat Allan Bester.
  • 1989 -- March 6 -- The Flyers sent two 1989 first round picks (used to take Rob Peterson and Steve Bancroft) for Ken Wregget.
  • 1989 -- March 19 -- The Flyers won 8-6 in the Spectrum as Brian Propp (1-3-4)and Rick Tocchet (2-2-4) each scored late PPGs and both had four-point efforts. With the game tied 6-6, and Vincent Damphousse already in the box, Dan Daoust was whistled for multiple penalties with 1:59 to play including a game misconduct and the Flyers capitalized with two PPGs. Propp scored on the 5-on-3 with 1:51 remaining and thirty-four seconds later, Tocchet made it 8-6. Philly scored four first period goals in a 5:33 span, and led 4-1 after 20 minutes, but the Leafs scored three in the second period to tie the score 4-4 after two periods. Toronto was led by Gary Leeman (3-1-4) and Eddie Olczyk (1-3-4). The Flyers had 4 PPGs. Philly outshot the Leafs 38-33. Wendell Clark and Jeff Chychrun fought in the first and third periods.
  • 1989 -- September 8 -- Goalie Mark Laforest was traded to the Maple Leafs for Toronto's 5th round choice (later traded to Winnipeg - Winnipeg selected Juha Ylonen) in the 1991 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Andrei Lomakin) in the 1991 Entry Draft,
  • 1989 -- November 4 -- Tim Kerr scored two first period goals in less than a minute and Rick Tocchet added three points in a 7-4 win at Toronto. Ron Hextall returned to action after serving a 12-game suspension but left after the second period, and a 5-2 lead, with a groin pull.
  • 1989 -- November 9 -- Toronto scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win in Philadelphia.

Tommy Soderstrom had two shutouts in one week
  • 1990 -- February 15 -- Pete Peeters made 27 saves and added an assist in a 3-0 Flyers' home win. Peeters entered the game 0-8-4 and it would be his only victory in a season he went 1-13-5.
  • 1990 -- November 4 -- Scott Mellanby (2-1-3) and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) led the Flyers in a 7-1 road triumph. Ken Wregget stopped all 13 shots but then left the game with a strained right hip flexor and missed fifteen games until he returned December 6. Pete Peeters replaced him and later stopped a penalty shot by Gary Leeman.
  • 1990 -- November 23 -- The Flyers broke open a 1-1 tie with three third period goals in a 4-1 victory. Scott Mellanby, Derrick Smith and Dale Kushner scored in the last period. Keith Acton had two third period assists. Pete Peeters made 22 saves for the win. Luke Richardson gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into the game. Rick Tocchet tied it later in the first. With about three minutes left in the game, those two goal-scorers got fighting majors.
  • 1991 -- February 23 -- Scott Mellanby (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (two goals) led the Flyers' offensive attack in a 6-3 win. The game was 3-3 as the third period began.
  • 1991 -- December 21 -- The teams skated to a 1-1 tie. Both goals came within a span of 40 seconds in the opening period.
  • 1992 -- January 25 -- Doug Gilmour (2-1-3) led Toronto to a 6-4 win.
  • 1992 -- April 13 -- Mark Recchi (1-2-3) led the Flyers in a 6-3 win. Each team had 17 first period shots and 38 in the game.
  • 1993 -- April 4 -- Kevin Dineen scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom saved 26 shots in a 4-0 Flyers' win.
  • 1993 -- April 10 -- Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points and Tommy Soderstrom made 24 saves in a 4-0 Flyers' win. It was Soderstrom's second shutout against the Leafs in a week.
  • 1993 -- October 10 -- John Cullen's goal with less than two minutes to play lifted Toronto to a 5-4 win. The Leafs scored four goals in under seven minutes in the second period that gave them a 4-2 lead.
  • 1993 -- November 6 -- Wendel Clark scored twice in Toronto's 5-3 triumph.

  • 1995 -- August 30 -- Dmitri Yushkevich was traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Francis Larivee) in the 1996 Entry Draft for Toronto's 1st round choice (Dainius Zubrus) in the 1996 Entry Draft, Toronto's 2nd round choice (Jean-Marc Pelletier) in the 1997 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Entry Draft.
  • 1995 -- November 30 -- The Flyers won 3-2 as Mikael Renberg broke a 2-2 tie with 1:03 to play. Brent Fedyk tied the game with a PPG in the third period. It was the last time the teams met in the Spectrum.
  • 1996 -- March 23 -- Ron Hextall picked up the 4-0 shutout victory as the Flyers held the Leafs to the lowest shot total by an opponent in a road game (13).
  • 1996 -- November 10 -- John LeClair scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 victory at CoreStates Center, the first time the teams met in the Flyers' new building. Philly had 42 shots. Nick Kypreos of Toronto was given an attempt to injure penalty when he gouged at Scott Daniels' eyes in a fight during the first period. Then, near the game's conclusion, Tie Domi fought Daniels. When the game did end, the fun began including Ron Hextall-Felix Potvin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMX3...spx?Game=23238
  • 1997 -- March 19 -- The Legion of Doom recorded 13 points in a 6-3 win in Toronto. Eric Lindros (4-2-6, 10 shots), Mikael Renberg (2-2-4, nine shots) and John LeClair (0-3-3) had 13 points and 22 shots. Down 4-3 in the third period, the Flyers got four unanswered goals including three from Lindros -- two of which came in a 12 second span. It was the eighth time a Flyers' player scored a hat trick in one period.
  • 1997 -- November 19 -- Glenn Healy made 29 saves in Toronto's 3-1 win.
  • 1998 -- March 16 -- Mike Sillinger had three (1-2-3) points and Colin Forbes scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 triumph. Ron Hextall made 23 saves. Chris Gratton and Kris King fought in the the early third period.
  • 1998 -- November 27 -- The line of Keith Jones, John LeClair and Eric Lindros each had a goal and two assists in the Flyers' 4-3 win. LeClair's winning goal came with 49 seconds left in the second period, a period in which the Flyers exploded for three goalsin under seven minutes. Jones was acquired 15 days prior to the game and had 8 points in his first 5 Flyers' games..
  • 1998 -- December 12 -- JVB made 23 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 win, their last visit to Maple Leaf Gardens. John LeClair had two points and scored the last goal by a Flyer in the historic building. The Flyers re-acquired RW Mikael Renberg from Tampa Bay in a swap the day prior to this game but Renberg did not play,
  • 1999 -- January 16 -- Kris King broke a 3-3 tie with less than five minutes to play in Toronto's 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Steve Sullivan scored twice. His second goal evened the game 3-3 while his first goal at 6:31 of the first period which ended JVB's team-record shutout streak at 218:42 from January 3-16. The Flyers won their previous four games 18-0 and then followed this loss with a 5-0 win over Ottawa; they had five shutouts in six games. This loss snapped the Flyers' streak of 15 games without a loss (10-0-5) and was ultimately the lone defeat in a stretch of 24 games (16-1-7) from December 12-February 6.
  • 1999 -- March 22 -- The Flyers scored three times in the second period in a 3-1 win. Dave Babych scored the Flyers' first goal in Toronto's new Air Canada Centre. Dan McGillis made it 2-1 41 seconds later. Eric Lindros added a third goal. JVB made 19 saves for the victory.
  • 1999 -- April 22 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Toronto, JVB recorded a shutout and made 25 saves as the Flyers scored in each period en route to a 3-0 win. Among the saves by Beezer was against Mats Sundin on a penalty shot 51 seconds into the third period. The Leafs also had a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes but couldn't beat JVB who made several important saves but none more so than robbing Steve Thomas. Valeri Zelepukin, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins scored for the Flyers. The Leafs had 24 turnovers in the game to Philly's 10. Igor Korolev of the Leafs broke his leg in this game.
  • 1999 -- April 24 -- In Game 2 at Toronto, the Leafs scored both goals in the final two minutes of regulation and won 2-1. Mats Sundin scored with 52.4 seconds to play in the third period for the GWG. Steve Thomas scored with 1:59 remaining when he beat Chris Therien and then made the rare choice of a backhander which found its way through JVB's pad and the post. JVB blanked the Leafs for the first 118 minutes of the series. Keith Jones gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the opening period. After two games, Toronto was 0-for-13 on the PP while the Flyers went 1-for-9 after two games. Mark Greig replaced the injured Valeri Zelepukin (knee injury, Game One) in this game. Steve Thomas' elbow that knocked out Eric Desjardins came in this game.
  • 1999 -- April 26 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Curtis Joseph was strong with 40 saves and Steve Thomas scored in the third period to spark the Leafs to a 2-1 win. Thomas' goal on the PP snapped Toronto's 0-for-15 skid with the man advantage in this series; the Leafs were 0-for-33 going back to the regular season. Mike Johnson scored the Leafs' first goal 10 seconds after Karl Dykhuis scored his first PO goal which gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first period. Johnson was the recipient of a pass from Steve Sullivan off the faceoff. The Flyers went 0-for-6 on the PP including a 6-on-4 advantage that ended the game when JVB, who had a shaky outing, was pulled for an extra attacker. Afterwards, Sandy McCarthy accused Tie Domi of using a racial slur in the game.
  • 1999 -- April 28 -- In Game 4 at Philly, John LeClair scored twice in the Flyers 5-2 win. LeClair had a tip-in of a Steve Duchesne shot that goalie Curtis Joseph called " world-class." The Flyers had 41 shots. A Craig Berube goal gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead though it was originally credited to Sandy McCarthy who informed officials that Berube should be awarded the score. Eric Desjardins scored on the PP when Tie Domi yanked McCarthy's head from behind early in the middle period. Rod Brind'Amour added an ENG.
  • 1999 -- April 30 -- In Game 5 at Toronto, Yanic Perreault's backhander beat JVB 11:51 into OT to lead the Leafs to a 2-1 victory. It was the third time in the series that JVB was beaten on a backhander. Keith Jones scored the lone Flyers' goal 1:52 into the game. Dimitri Yushkevich also scored for Toronto. Each team had 34 shots on goal. It was the seventh straight OT loss in the playoffs for Philly.
  • 1999 -- May 2 -- In Game 6 at Philly, the Leafs ousted the Flyers in controversial fashion as Sergei Berezin's PPG with 59 seconds remaining in the third period lifted Toronto to a 1-0 victory. John LeClair was penalized by referee Terry Gregson for elbowing Mike Johnson with 2:54 remaining. After the game, Flyers' chairman Ed Snider unleashed a tirade against Gregson and was eventually fined $50,000 for his critical comments; head coach Roger Neilson was fined $25,000. At one point in the second period, with the Flyers on a PPG, Bryan Berard made a kicksave with Curtis Joseph (26 saves) out of position to preserve the scoreless tie. Toronto became the first team in NHL history to win a Best-of-Seven series without scoring more than two goals in any game. The Flyers didn't score in the last 130 minutes of the series. Eric Lindros missed the entire series.
  • 1999 -- November 26 -- Mark Recchi scored in OT to give the Flyers a 3-2 win. Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Recchi all had multiple point games and recorded all nine team points. The Flyers led 2-0 with under three minutes to play and led 2-1 until Sergei Berezin scored to even the score with 12 seconds left in the third period.
  • 1999 -- December 9 -- Eric Lindros had a hat trick and JVB made 27 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home victory. There were three fights in the game including a brief one between Keith Jones and Steve Thomas 40 seconds into the opening period.
  • 1999 -- December 11 -- In an action-packed contest, the Leafs prevailed 6-4 in Toronto. In a fight-filled second period, the Leafs scored three times in a span of 1:43, including two goals by Garry Valk, to take a 5-2 lead into the third period. Nine seconds after Eric Lindros fought Alexander Karpovtsev ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH8oF...aspx?Game=7862 ) at the 32:31 mark, a melee erupted which included the ejections of Sandy McCarthy and Luke Richardson of Philly and Tie Domi of the Leafs ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M07Pn...aspx?Game=7862 ). The Flyers scored two PPGs in the third period to narrow the gap to 5-4 but when Chris Therien was penalized with 58 seconds to play, Toronto clinched the win with a PPG. There were six special teams' goals in the game: Philly had three PPGs and Toronto had two PPGs and added a SHG. Curtis Joseph made 34 saves. JVB was replaced after Toronto made it 5-2; Brian Boucher stopped the nine shots he faced. Valk had a game-high seven shots. Tie Domi cheap shot Adam Burt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9WfP...aspx?Game=7862


Mark Recchi's game 4 2003 game-winning goal
  • 2000 -- February 9 -- Eric Lindros scored twice and Toronto went 0-for-7 on the PP in the Flyers' 4-2 win. Keith Primeau had two assists. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 38-28.
  • 2000 -- November 15 -- Mark Recchi's OT goal and Roman Cechmanek's 30 saves helped Philly win 2-1 in Toronto. Ruslan Fedotenko scored 12 seconds after Darcy Tucker gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the late stages of the opening period.
  • 2001 -- February 15 -- Roman Cechmaek made 32 saves and Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 win. Todd Fedoruk had two points in the first 10+ minutes of the game. The Flyers improved to 13-3 in their last 16 regular season games against the Leafs.
  • 2001 -- March 24 -- Toronto held on for a 5-3 victory. Mark Recchi scored twice to cut the lead to 4-3 before an ENG sealed the win for the Leafs. John LeClair returned to the lineup for his first action since December 8, 2000 when he sufffered a lower back injury.
  • 2001 -- March 29 -- Toronto recorded a 2-1 victory as Curtis Joseph made 38 saves and Jonas Hoglund scored 30 seconds after Tie Domi and Luke Richardson were sent to the penalty boxes for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. While in the box, Domi and a Flyers' fan exchanged pleasantries. It was the first time the Leafs won consecutive regular season games against the Flyers since 1993.
  • 2002 -- January 19 -- Roman Cechmanek recorded the shutout by making 31 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 victory in Toronto. Donald Brashear gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with a second period goal and Todd Fedoruk had two third period points including an ENG. Both players were involved in two altercations each: Brashear twice with Domi while Fedoruk battled Wade Belak and Darcy Tucker. In a fifth fight, Luke Richardson fought Darcy Tucker. Brashear-Domi Part 2 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4j8M...spx?Game=12259 .
  • 2002 -- March 10 -- Darcy Tucker scored twice in Toronto's 3-1 road win. The Leafs had just two first period shots but outshot the Flyers 20-17 in the game.
  • 2002 -- March 12 -- Gary Roberts scored with 2:05 to play in the third period of a 1-1 tie. Roberts was penalized 24 seconds later. The Leafs dominated OT holding the Flyers without a shot (Toronto had four) and getting a PP on a Keith Primeau penalty. The Flyers outshot Toronto 23-22. Brian Boucher and Corey Schwab were the netminders.
  • 2002 -- March 25 -- The teams met for the third time this month. Keith Primeau scored twice and Brian Boucher made 25 saves in a 4-1 Flyers' win. Simon Gagne's second period SHG was the game-winner. Tomas Kaberle gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:45 into the game.
  • 2002 -- November 23 -- Ed Belfour made 25 stops and six Leafs recorded goals on 16 shots in a 6-0 win. Roman Cechmanek gave up four goals, then Robert Esche was scored upon twice on three shots. Robert Reichel assisted on three consecutive goals.
  • 2002 -- November 29 -- Ed Belfour made 21 stops and three Leafs scored in a 3-0 win. The Flyers debuted their new orange alternative jersey.
  • 2002 -- December 12 -- Simon Gagne and Eric Desjardins scored within 1:12 of the third period followed by Mikael Renberg's tally for Toronto in the Flyers' 2-1 victory. Ed Belfour made 29 saves in a losing cause; his shutout streak in games against the Flyers ended at 167:10.
  • 2003 -- January 21 -- Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi scored within 22 seconds in the third period and that lifted the Flyers to a 3-1 victory.
  • 2003 -- April 9 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Philly, Mikael Renberg scored a PPG with 5:39 left in the third period that snapped a 3-3 tie and help the Leafs win 5-3. Alexander Mogilny scored a hat trick, including an ENG. Toronto was outshot 31-15 including 24-9 after two periods when the game was tied 3-3.
  • 2003 -- April 11 -- In Game 2 at Philly, the Flyers dominated the Leafs with a 4-1 victory. Philly outshot the Leafs 36-17, including 31-10 after two periods. Simon Gagne, Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had two points (a goal and an assist each). Donald Brashear and Tie Domi engaged in a third period fight. Nik Antropov (foot) and Darcy Tucker (knee) did not play due to injuries in the first game.
  • 2003 -- April 14 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Tomas Kaberle scored 7:20 into double OT and the Leafs prevailed 4-3. Among non-goalies, Kaberle saw a game-high 35:51 of ice time. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period but Kaberle tied the game 2-2 on the PP then Alexander Mogilny (1-1-2) gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead. In the third period, Mark Recchi tied the game 3-3. Robert Reichel had two points (1-1-2). Phil Housley, who had a rough Game 2, played just 1:04 and one shift in this game, after another turnover. Toronto outshot Philly 41-39.
  • 2003 -- April 16 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, Mark Recchi's tantalizing goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 in triple-OT. Recchi's wrist-shot was deflected by goalie Eddie Belfour but trickled over the goal line 13:54 into the third extra session. Recchi's goal: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMXNLamcPI ). Leafs' goalie Eddie Belfour made 72 saves, one shy of Kelly Hrudey's NHL record. It was Recchi's second goal of the game. Philadelphia outshot the Leafs 75-38 (37-10 in regulation), the most shots on goal in any game by the Flyers. Michal Handzus assisted on both of Recchi's goals, had nine shots on goal and was a +2. Eric Desjardins, Kim Johnsson and Marcus Ragnarsson each played 40+ minutes. Tomas Kaberle, Bryan McCabe, Robert Svehla and Glen Wesley each played 40+ minutes. Jeremy Roenick gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead in the second period but was in the box when Mats Sundin evened the game 2-2 in the third period. The Flyers had a four-minute PP in the third but failed to capitalize.
  • 2003 -- April 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Sami Kapanen scored two PPGs in a wide-open 4-1 win. Tony Amonte added two assists. Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves. The Flyers entered this game 2-for-21 on the PP in the series. The Flyers outshot Toronto 210-134 through five games in this series. Eric Desjardins was helped off the ice after taking a slapshot off his foot. He missed the rest of the 2003 playoffs, including the next round against Ottawa.
  • 2003 -- April 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Travis Green's backhander 10:51 into the second overtime gave the Leafs with a 2-1 victory. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves while Eddie Belfour stopped 35 shots. Toronto bolted out of the gate, out-shooting Philly 9-1 in the first 12 minutes and led 1-0 when Cechmanek opted to pick up his fallen glove while the puck was in his end which led to a Robert Reichel goal. Reichel also had a penalty shot but was stopped by Cechmanek. Jeremy Roenick, who was injured earlier in the game, returned to score for Philly and had a game-high seven shots. The Leafs killed a too-many-men penalty in the first OT. Eric Weinrich played over 40 minutes in this game. Mats Sundin won 26 of 37 faceoffs.
  • 2003 -- April 22 -- In Game 7 at Philadelphia, Justin Williams (1-2-3) had points on the first three goals and the Flyers trounced Toronto 6-1. Mark Recchi (2-1-3), who added a pair of second period goals, and Claude Lapointe (1-2-3) also had three-point efforts. Philly held a 36-19 shots advantage in the game. It was the first time since the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals that Games 6 and 7 of any series were held on consecutive nights. The series was the second longest in NHL history as the teams played 532:05 minutes (Boston-Rangers 1939 played 553:08). It was the second series (Rangers-Devils 1994) to feature three multiple OT games. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 282-189 in the seven games. The Flyers had two minors in the first period but no PIMs the rest of the game; Toronto had six minors the last two periods.
  • 2003 -- November 1 -- Robert Esche made 21 saves and Sami Kapanen had two goals as the Flyers blitzed Ed Belfour for seven goals on 22 shots, in a 7-1 win. The Maple Leafs honored Hall of Fame inductees Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Mike Ilitch and Brian Kilrea in a pregame ceremony.

Roenick's 2004 overtime game-winning goal and series clincher
  • 2004 -- January 16 -- The Flyers chased Ed Belfour from the nets, scoring three times in the first 11:15 and rolled to a 4-1 victory. Each Flyers' player registered a plus in the +/- column, a team first since March 1985.
  • 2004 -- January 17 -- The Flyers completed the home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 win in Toronto, elevating the Flyers into a first place tie with the Leafs in the Conference. Robert Esche made 34 saves and Michal Handzus scored twice; however, Jeremy Roenick's attempted check to Mats Sundin instead hit teammate Eric Desjardins causing the star defenseman a broken right arm.
  • 2004 -- March 18 -- Toronto held off a late Flyers' rally for a 3-2 win despite just 14 shots. The Flyers scored twice in the game's final five minutes.
  • 2004 -- April 22 -- In Game 1 of the East Semis at Philly, Robert Esche made 22 saves in a 3-1 win. Tony Amonte, Marcus Ragnarsson and Simon Gagne scored goals for Flyers. Defensive stars Eric Desjardins (broken arm) and Kim Johnsson (broken hand) did not dress so the Flyers used forward Sami Kapanen as a defenseman. "I just tried to keep it simple and help the team," said Kapanen, who assisted on Ragnarsson's GWG.
  • 2004 -- April 25 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Alexei Zhamnov 's goal from the side of the net with 11:35 left in regulation lifted Philadelphia to a 2-1 win. Robert Esche was solid in making 26 saves. Toronto outshot the Flyers 11-1 in the second period, the lowest total recorded by the Flyers in any PO game. Both Flyers' tallies were scored on the PP. The game's other goals were scored by Donald Brashear and Tie Domi.
  • 2004 -- April 28 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, the Leafs scored three consecutive second period goals, including a breakaway by Alexander Mogilny which gave Toronto a 1-0 lead, en route to a 4-1 win.
  • 2004 -- April 30 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, Ed Belfour made 28 saves and Mats Sundin scored twice in the Leafs series-tying 3-1 victory. Flyers' blue-liner Kim Johnsson returned to the lienup after missing the first three games of the series with a broken hand.
  • 2004 -- May 2 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Keith Primeau's hat trick followed a fiery pregame speech and led the Flyers to a 7-2 rout. Michal Handzus had two goals and Simon Gagne added three assists. Philadelphia outshot the Leafs 29-11; Toronto had two in the first period and three in the third period. Ed Belfour gave up six goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Trevor Kidd. The Flyers suffered two injuries in the victory. Robert Esche was replaced by Sean Burke after facing just one shot due what was reported as an upper body injury. The depleted defense group took another blow when Vladimir Malakhov suffered a head injury after he was slammed into the boards by Darcy Tucker; he missed the remainder of Game 5 and all of Game 6.
  • 2004 -- May 4 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, the Flyers eliminated the Leafs with an exhilarating 3-2 OT victory as Jeremy Roenick's blistering riser 7:39 into OT popped the water bottle on top of the net and silenced the Toronto faithful. About a minute prior to the GWG, Darcy Tucker leveled Sami Kapanen who staggered to the Flyers' bench as play continued (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o2395RUyM&NR=1) . A few seconds prior to the goal, Mark Recchi had a 2-on-1 break but was stopped by Ed Belfour. Philadelphia led 2-0 on a pair of first period goals, including the 50th of Roenick's playoff career, but Toronto rallied to even the game 2-2; the second goal came with 4:52 to play in regulation. Robert Esche made 34 saves including a game-saving stop of Tie Domi with about 1:10 to play in the third period. Toronto outshot the Flyers 27-14 after the first period and 36-25 in the game. Roenick's goal and more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4GWn...eature=related
  • 2005 -- October 11 -- The Leafs scored two third period goals en route to a 4-2 win. Mikael Tellqvist made 31 saves.
  • 2005 -- October 22 -- Mike Richards' electrifying goal with two Flyers (3-on-5) in the penalty box zapped the Leafs' momentum and later Philly scored three consecutive third period goals en route to a 5-2 road win. Richards' tally came with 2:39 left in the second, the score tied 1-1, and Donald Brashear and Derian Hatcher in the box. Moments before, the Flyers had a 4-minute PP but couldn't score. Toronto's Eric Lindros tied the game 2-2 in the third but Mike Knuble responded with the go-ahead tally and the Flyers used a 16-5 shots edge in the final period to win. Donald Brashear and Branko Radivojevic then scored and assisted on both of the next two goals. The last Flyer to score on a 3-on-5 was Terry Carkner in 1991. Pat Quinn coached his 500th game as Toronto's head coach and joined Punch Imlach and Hap Day as the only men to do so.
  • 2006 -- March 28 -- J.S. Aubin made 15 saves in the third period and 29 in the game as Toronto won 3-2. The Leafs scored twice i nthe first 2:02 of the third period to pull ahead 3-1.
  • 2006 -- April 8 -- J.S. Aubin made 28 saves and Toronto scored all five of the goals off the PP in a 5-2 victory in Philly. Jeff O' Neill scored twice.
  • 2006 -- November 6 -- Andrew Raycroft made 40 saves and Toronto scored three third period goals in a 4-1 home win.
  • 2007 -- February 15 -- Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves and Toronto scored three first period goals in a 4-2 road win.
  • 2007 -- February 24 -- Five Leafs scored in their 5-2 victory backed by Andrew Raycroft's goaltending.
  • 2007 -- April 3 -- Bryan McCabe scored in OT and Toronto won 3-2. Martin Biron made 30 saves. Andrew Raycroft won all four games for Toronto against the Flyers this season. The Leafs also beat the Flyers for the sixth straight time.
  • 2007 -- December 27 -- Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Martin Biron made 34 saves in Philly's 4-1 win. Randy Jones had two assists. Mike Richards picked up an assist to extend his point streak at home to 16 games, tying the team record set by Bobby Clarke in the 1975-76 season. The Leafs concluded a team-record tying seven-game road trip (2-3-2).
  • 2008 -- January 5 -- Mike Richards scored a PPG with 2:53 to play in the Flyers' 3-2 win in Toronto. Antero Niittymaki was phenomenal as he made 54 saves, including 36-for-36 after 40 minutes; the Leafs outshot Philly 56-32. Jason Blake had 10 shots, Tomas Kaberle had nine and Mats Sundin had eight. Sundin also won 22 of 30 faceoffs while teammate Matt Stajan lost 16 of 19 draws. Philly led 2-0 on two first period goals, including Steve Downie's first career NHL goal, and held that lead until Mats Sundin scored twice in the third. Derian Hatcher hits teammate Joffrey Lupul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0-q7ooFeQ
  • 2008 -- March 11 -- In Toronto, Pavel Kubina's OT goal concluded a Leafs' comeback in which the Flyers led 3-0 with just over 15 minutes remaining. The Leafs peppered goalie Martin Biron with 55 shots and out-shot Philly 51-23 in regulation. Eight Leafs had 4+ shots. Kubina scored in the third period, too, to bring the Leafs to within one goal. With Braydon Coburn penalized in the final two minutes, the Leafs opted to pull their goalie despite the game being tied 3-3 in order to win the game in regulation and prevent the Flyers from earning a point.
  • 2008 -- March 12 -- Pavel Kubina's third period goal gave Toronto the home-and-home sweep with a 3-2 win in Philly. The Leafs had 31 shots on Martin Biron. Toronto beat the Flyers for the 10th time in the last 13 games.

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Cleary84 11-29-2008 12:01 AM

MSE you hear this all the time, but you absolutely rule at GDTs!

Go Flyers keep your heads up forget about yesterday.

Jordan 11-29-2008 12:08 AM

Leafs will probably play hard because they're all auditioning for jobs. Flyers still shouldn't have a huge problem winning.

Seems like a fitting time for Andre Deveaux to get into his first NHL fight.

medicman 11-29-2008 12:09 AM


A special edition of HNIM Hockey Night in Myerstown at the Interdimensional Bar and Grill!! The debut pf Pumpkin Spice ale and Imperal Stout. The Emperor will be pleased!!!

and another Faboo GDT!!!

BerubeBox* 11-29-2008 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by Flyers84 (Post 16555933)
MSE you hear this all the time, but you absolutely rule at GDTs!

Insanely good gtd. They just never get old, because there's always so much each time even if it's a game against the same team. Love it, love it.

Dig Out Your Soul 11-29-2008 12:28 AM


Originally Posted by Jordan (Post 16555983)
Leafs will probably play hard because they're all auditioning for jobs. Flyers still shouldn't have a huge problem winning.

Seems like a fitting time for Andre Deveaux to get into his first NHL fight.

And here I was thinking because Blake was out, I wouldn't have to get upset at any of the Leafs players for no reason.

BerubeBox* 11-29-2008 12:44 AM


Originally Posted by Dig Out Your Soul (Post 16556127)
And here I was thinking because Blake was out, I wouldn't have to get upset at any of the Leafs players for no reason.

Don't knock Blake. The man can throw a wicked orbital bone.

bennysflyers16 11-29-2008 01:04 AM

Great GTD as always and awesome song choice !!!!!

I would like to request "No Body Said it was Easy" by "The Four Horseman" for an upcoming GTD, seems like a perfect theme song for this Flyers squad.

GO FLYERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

teleman 11-29-2008 01:08 AM

Great GDT. :thumbu:

ChumpyG 11-29-2008 01:24 AM


Man, I'm gonna have a lot of Hockey to watch when I get home. I've been driving around northern California visiting various in-laws for the past week, but I have all the Flyers games dvr'd. Make it so I only have to watch one loss boys!!!

Thanks again for the spectacular GDTs MSE!! :yo:

dbr2 11-29-2008 02:17 AM

WOO! Great GDT! And yet another great rush tune! OHHH YEAH:yo:
Lets Get a W!

Wonder if Danny boy will get the green light tonight.

PF 11-29-2008 02:51 AM

Annoyed I missed yesterdays game but I always enjoy catching us play the Leafs.

Don't suppose anyone knows when the alternates are due to be worn again? I'd like to see them in action.

I also believe Stevens said no Briere tonight after yesterdays game.

Claude28Giroux 11-29-2008 02:57 AM

All I can think about is Downie's first NHL goal:cry:

On a more level note, I can't wait to watch this bad boy on HNIC instead of a crappy streaming link on my ****** pc. Yay!!!! Lets do this.

Miss Mess 11-29-2008 03:36 AM

Go Flyers!!!! :yo:

Casey Tatum 11-29-2008 04:22 AM

Cos tonight, tonight tonight, ooohhh, we're gonna make it right tonight, tonight, tonight ooohh. Come on boys lets win this.

DeadPhish5858 11-29-2008 07:13 AM

Lets win. I dont like the Leafs.

And also i put 15k on vcash on the game. Gotta make up for the 10k i lost yesterday.

Vikke 11-29-2008 07:24 AM

I'll watch.
Game's done at 4am, pre-game practice at 11am, game at 5pm.

CanuckistanFlyerfan 11-29-2008 07:28 AM

Can a GDT be epic? Yes, I think it can. I stand in awe!!! :amazed::amazed::amazed:

MsWoof 11-29-2008 08:08 AM

Please oh please, win this one and win it big, preferably with a couple of goals very early to chase Toskala. I haven't seen the Flyers live and in person since they played at Maple Leaf Gardens and am worried about this one. Burke has his "inauguration" at 2 pm and the players will either play well because they're scared ****less or they'll play bad because they're scared ****less.

Philly has to play 60 minutes because the Laffs are a hard working team.

My flyers sweater is nicely ironed, as is my banner. Let's go Flyers! :handclap::handclap: :handclap::handclap::handclap:

Kaktus* 11-29-2008 08:15 AM

Flyers better give a good effort from start to finish.

Leafs do not have a lot of talent but they are very hard working team, with good PP and they have no problem scoring goals (do not ask how, they just do)

Lets tie Pittsburgh and pass Habs and Devils.

Raymones 11-29-2008 08:15 AM

Know I'm in the wrong place, but WOW, great work on the GDT!!

And here's for a great game tonight! :cheers:

TheFlyingP 11-29-2008 08:19 AM

MSE, your GDt's are fantastic thanks for the wealth of info. I do have a request though, I was wondering(if it's not to much trouble) if you could put the artist and song title above the embed? Sometimes I don't always know who it is. Let's Go Flyers!!

DeadPhish5858 11-29-2008 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by Kaktus (Post 16557540)
Lets tie Pittsburgh and pass Habs and Devils.

Wow i didnt realize we were that close to them already.

Kaktus* 11-29-2008 08:31 AM

Briere isn't expected to play tonight but could return for Tuesday's home game against Tampa Bay, according to coach John Stevens.

CharlieGirl 11-29-2008 08:43 AM

Amazing GDT, yet again. And a GREAT song choice!

I never get tired of seeing JR's goal in OT! And I love the Potvin/Hexy fight -- is there much better than a goalie fight? Rock 'em Sock 'em Goalies!

I want to see 60 minutes of energy, hard work, and hustle. And I want to see a big win! And I want to see a lot of dejected Leafs fans as we leave the ACC. :D

Friggen Deveaux? Figures....

I'm beyond psyched for this game! I don't know if we'll be able to get to ice level to watch warmups, but I'll have my camera just in case!


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