The Flyers are 92-79-18-8 in the regular season including 64-75-15-8 against the Devils, 9-0-1 against the Scouts and 19-4-2 against the Rockies.
The Flyers are 41-27-9-4 at home and 23-48-6-4 all-time in regular season play against the Devils.
The Flyers are 3-1-3 in the last seven games played in this series.
The Flyers are 1-10-4 in their last 15 regular season trips to NJ.
The Flyers are 3-10 in OTs and 0-4 in SOs in the last 17 regular season games decided in an overtime or shootout in which a winner and loser were determined (not counting OT ties).
The Flyers are 11-9 in 20 playoff games in four series including records of 5-6 at home and 6-3 away.
Oct. 13, 1974 -- The first meeting between the franchises resulted in a 3-2 win by the Flyers against the Kansas City Scouts in Philadelphia. Andre Dupont netted the GWG in the third period. Bill Barber knotted the score at 2-2 with 14 seconds left in the second period. Bob Kelly scored the first goal in this series. The start of the game was delayed 35 minutes when a curtain inside the Spectrum caught fire requiring the presence of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Dec. 1, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves and the Flyers walloped Kansas City 10-0. Bobby Clarke's (1-4-5) second consecutive five-point game led the Flyers. Terry Crisp added three assists. Ross Lonsberry and Bill Barber scored twice. Philly scored five goals in the first period and four in the second period. Pete McDuffe gave up all 10 goals.
Dec. 6, 1974 -- The squads met in Kansas City for the first time and finished in a 3-3 tie. It was the lone point KC ever had against the Flyers, home or away, in 10 games (9-0-1). Randy Rota scored twice in the middle period to give KC a 3-2 lead. Reggie Leach scored in the third period for Philly which evened the game at 3.
Jan. 14, 1975 -- Philly scored three times in the first 11:55 and held on for a 6-4 win in Kansas City. Gary Dornhoefer, who assisted on each of those three goals, had four points (1-3-4) in the contest. Philly led 3-0 but the Scouts rallied to within 3-2 until Joe Watson scored with 35 seconds left in the middle period. Bob Sirois scored the only goal of his 4-game Flyers' career, his first NHL goal, too. Orest Kindrachuk (1-2-3) had three points.
Mar. 1, 1975 -- Wayne Stephenson backed a 3-0 shutout win in Kansas City. The Flyers outshot the Scouts 45-16, including 20-2 in the middle period but they failed to score; Peter McDuffe had 42 saves in a losing effort. Bobby Clarke had two assists.
Nov. 2, 1975 -- Philly whipped Kansas City 10-0 with a 51-19 shots advantage including 23-5 in the middle period when they scored six times. Wayne Stephenson had the shutout. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Dave Schultz (1-2-3) had 3-point efforts.
Jan. 1, 1976 -- Bobby Taylor made 37 stops in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Kansas City. Down two men but leading 3-2, the Flyers (Bill Barber) scored an ENG to clinch the win.
Jan. 17, 1976 -- Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 7-1 victory at Kansas City. The Scouts lost their ninth straight game. Dave Schultz (1-2-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Don Saleski (2-0-2), Moose Dupont (0-2-2) and Terry Crisp (0-2-2) also had multi-point games.
Mar. 4, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and Dave Schultz scored twice as the Flyers hammered the Scouts in Kansas City 6-1. The Flyers scored the first three goals and the last three goals of the contest.
Mar. 7, 1976 -- Reggie Leach (1-1-2) was credited with 12 shots on net as the Flyers defeated Kansas City 4-1 in the last meeting prior to the Scouts' relocation to Colorado. The Flyers had 51 shots in the game to the Scouts' 23. The Flyers were 5-0-0 and out-scored the Scouts 30-3 in the five times the teams met in Philadelphia.
Oct. 24, 1976 -- The Flyers and Colorado Rockies met for the first time since the relocation from Kansas City to Denver. Rick MacLeish had a hat trick in the 5-3 win in Philadelphia. Philly led 3-0 but Wilf Paiement scored twice and the Rockies tied it 3-3 in the third until MacLeish completed the hat trick on a GWG.
Nov. 26, 1976 -- The Flyers won 4-2 as Bernie Parent made 34 saves in Philly's first trip to Colorado. The Flyers scored three times in a 4:02 span of the second period to take a 3-0 lead and then Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) added an ENG with 17 seconds to play. Bill Collins (1-1-2) scored the only goal of his 9-game Flyers' career (played in almost 800 NHL games). It was the Flyers' first road win of 1976-77 as they began 0-5-3.
Dec. 19, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each scored twice and Philly recorded a 4-3 home win in a game that had 93 combined shots on goal. Clarke snapped a 3-3 tie with a PPG late in the second period. The Flyers had two PPGs and a SHG. Philly held a 55-38 shots advantage. Rockies' netminder Doug Favell made 51 saves and his teammate Paul Gardner had two goals and three points (2-1-3). Five of the goals came via special teams. There was a bench-clearing brawl 2:56 into the second period; there were three fights including Favell vs. Harvey Bennett. The game marked the return of goalie Wayne Stephenson who made his season debut after a lengthy contract dispute that started prior to the preseason camp and resulted in daily fines and a suspension. Stephenson, under contract, claimed the team would renegotiate his pact but the Flyers countered that they would alter bonus clauses only.
Jan. 15, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. MacLeish gave the Flyers a lead they never relinquished 1:32 into the game. Philly outshout the Rockies 44-24, Doug Favell made 39 saves. The game had just four minor penalties, two per side.
Feb. 27, 1977 -- Philly recovered from a 2-1 first period hole for a 4-2 road win. Andre Dupont had the GWG. Harvey Bennett added an insurance goal. Bobby Clarke and Rick Lapointe each had two assists. Michel Plasse made 41 saves in the loss as the Flyers held a 45-29 shots advantage.
Dec. 3, 1977 -- Paul Holmgren snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period and the Flyers added two late goals for a 6-3 win in Colorado. The Rockies trailed 3-0 but rallied to tie it 3-3. There were two fights in the second period including Paul Holmgren-Barry Beck.
Jan. 28, 1977 -- The Rockies/Scouts beat the Flyers for the first time after an 0-15-1 start (0-6-0 since the relocation) in a 6-4 win. Wilf Paiement and Randy Pierce (three points each in the game) each scored twice in a 12:03 span of the third period after the Flyers lead 4-2.
Feb. 2, 1978 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on his 35th birthday and in his 700th NHL game while Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 3-0 home win. Bobby Clarke, who made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the second period, and Moose Dupont had two points each. Michel Plasse made 33 saves in a loss.
Mar. 12, 1978 -- Ross Lonsberry scored a hat trick against Doug Favell (36 saves) in a 6-2 home win. It was the Rockies 31st straight road game without a victory (0-22-9). Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke each had three points. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves.
Mar. 28, 1978 -- The teams alternated seven goals in Colorado's 4-3 home win. Denis Dupere scored the GWG. Doug Favell made 33 saves for the Rockies and it was his only lifetime win (1-8-1) against the Flyers. Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Paul Holmgren combined for six points.
Apr. 11, 1978 -- In Game 1 of their opening round best-of-three PO series, the Flyers won 3-2 at home in OT as Mel Bridgman delivered just 23 seconds into sudden death. Doug Favell made 41 saves for the Rockies, several of the spectacular variety, and earned first star status. Bridgman and Rick MacLeish combined for 15 shots on goal. MacLeish scored the first goal of this game despite an April 1 injury in Los Angeles when his neck was cut by the skate of Marcel Dionne; the wound required 80 stitches. Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each had two points. Bernie Parent made 16 saves for the win. Philly held a 44-18 shots advantage.
Apr. 13, 1978 -- In Game 2 in Colorado, Philly peppered Doug Favell with 45 shots, won the game 3-1 and swept the series 2-0. Don Saleski and Bob Kelly scored third period goals and Mel Bridgman assisted on both. The teams were deadlocked 1-1 since the early stages of the first period. Bernie Parent made 16 saves for the win. Philly outshot Colorado 45-18 including 20-4 in the third period. The only two penalties of the contest came against Philly in the opening period.
Aug. 31, 1978 --Joe Watson was dealt to Colorado for cash. The two-time Cup winner ended up playing just 16 games for the Rockies before suffering a career-ending injury when St. Louis' Wayne Babych checked him against the boards, resulting in a thighbone smashed into 14 pieces and his kneecap cut in half. (see also the March 4, 1980 reference)
Nov. 5, 1978 -- Philly won 6-4 at home as Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) collected three of his four points in the third period. The Flyers dominated the final 20 minutes, 3-1 in goals and 18-9 in shots. The game was tied 3-3 after 40 minutes but Moose Dupont's 40-foot backhander eluded Michel Plasse for the go-ahead score. Barry Dean (2-1-3) had a pair of points just 22 seconds apart to seal the win. Bill Barber had two goals. Dave Hoyda fought Michel LaChance, who had one of his four career assists in this game among his 21 career games played in the NHL). Joe Watson played for Colorado and was given third star honors.
Nov. 10, 1978 -- Barry Dean's second period goal gave Philly a 2-2 tie at home. Three of Dean's four goals that season came against the Rockies. Michel Plasse made 37 saves for Colorado.
Feb. 23, 1979 -- Philly scored three third period goals and won 5-3 in Colorado. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes but Reggie Leach and Al Hill scored to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead.
Mar. 3, 1979-- Don Saleski was traded to Colorado. He played 67 games in under two seasons for the Rockies before retiring.
Mar. 6, 1979 -- In his NHL debut, Robbie Moore made 22 stops and shutout Colorado 5-0. Moore played five regular season games for the Flyers, had two shutouts, a 1.77 GAA and a 3-0-1 record. Paul Holmgren had two goals and three points. Philly outshot Colorado 44-22. Bill Oleschuk made 39 saves in the loss.
Dec. 29, 1979 -- The Flyers won 3-2 in Colorado to extend their record unbeaten streak to 33 (23-0-10) games which tied the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) record for most games in a row without a loss. Prior to the game, Toronto and Colorado made a blockbuster trade with Lanny McDonald heading west; McDonald had an assist on Colorado's first goal which came 10:30 into period three.
Feb. 19, 1980 -- Colorado scored six PPGs against the Flyers, the most any team has ever registered against Philly, in an 8-6 home win. Rene Robert (2-3-5), Kevin Morrison (1-4-5) and Lanny McDonald (2-2-4) led the winners. Morrison played just 41 NHL games in his career and had four goals and 11 assists. It was also the first defeat for goalie Pete Peeters who began that season 22-0-5. Ken Linseman had (2-2-4) four points for the Flyers.
Mar. 4, 1980 -- The Flyers responded to pregame ceremonies honoring Joe Watson (also see August 31, 1978 reference) by scoring 15 seconds into the game and leading 2-0 at the 51 second mark in an eventual 4-1 win. Watson, who earlier replaced Pat Quinn as the team's head coach for three games while Quinn served a suspension, said "What a team. You coach three games and they hold a ceremony." The game was 2-1 at the 2:15 mark. Veteran Dave Gardner, in his Flyers' debut, was first star recording two points. Gardner played just two games in a Philly jersey and this was the second to last of his 350 NHL games.
Mar. 16, 1980 -- Bill Barber scored three times off Hardy Astrom but the Rockies rallied for a 4-4 tie by scoring the last four goals of the game played in the Spectrum. Lanny MacDonald scored twice in the last period to knot the score including one with 57 seconds to play as Phil Myre was rendered helpless with a pile of players in his crease. It was the only point the Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies ever registered at Philadelphia in 18 games (17-0-1).
Nov. 28, 1980 -- Philly won 7-4 in Colorado. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored twice to tie the score 3-3 after two periods. Near the end of the second period, Mike Kitchen was given a major for boarding. As time expired in the second period, Paul Holmgren and Ramage fought among sundry other penalties distributed. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr then scored PPGs in the first 3:53 of period three, Kerr's coming after Rene Robert was called for roughing and given a 10m misconduct immediately following Leach's goal. Mel Bridgman had two goals and Rick MacLeish had three points.
Dec. 7, 1980 -- The Flyers rallied for a 4-2 win despite trailing 2-0 around the midway point. Behn Wilson tied the game with a PPG in the final minute of the middle period then Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish scored in the third period.
Dec. 18, 1980 -- Rick St. Croix (22 saves) shut out Colorado 2-0 in Philly. Gary Morrison, playing in his second NHL game, assisted on both goals.
Jan. 30, 1981 -- Tom Gorence (2-1-3) and Phil Myre (28 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-4 victory in Colorado. The Flyers trailed 1-0 on a Yvon Vatour goal but took the lead for good exactly four minutes later when Greg Adams scored. In the second period, Vatour and Glen Cochrane got fighting majors for a brief scrap -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNDFyhnExSA . Mike Busniuk scored the final of his three career NHL goals to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mel Bridgman and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist. Merlin Malinowski had three points for Colorado.
Jan. 10, 1982 -- Philly rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win 5-4 at home. Philly dominated the final 20 minutes 20-3 in shots and 2-0 in goals. Greg Adams (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored 47 seconds apart. The Rockies led 3-0 after 20 minutes as Brent Ashton scored twice, his only shots of the game. Though Philly scored the next three, Colorado scored in the final minute of the middle period to take a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. The Flyers controlled most of the game, 46-19 in shots including 10 by Bill Barber.
Jan. 26, 1982 -- Don Lever scored twice and Steve Tambellini added a pair of goals in Colorado's 7-4 home win, the final meeting between the clubs in Colorado. The Rockies led 4-1 but after the Flyers pulled even with an early third period goal, the victors scored the game's last three goals.
Mar. 11, 1982 -- Philly fired 50 shots on Chico Resch in a 5-1 win, the last game between the Flyers and Rockies. Ron Flockhart, who snapped a scoreless tie in the middle period, and Bill Barber each had two points.
Oct. 18, 1982 -- The first meeting between the franchises since the relocation of the Rockies to New Jersey resulted in a 3-1 Devils' victory at the Brendan Byrne Arena. Bob MacMillan scored consecutive goals in the first period. Darryl Sittler fought Garry Howatt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBmoa...eature=related and Glen Cochrane decked Hector Marini --
Jan. 25, 1983 -- In the first meeting in Philadelphia since the Devils' move from Colorado, Behn Wilson scored twice in a 5-1 win. Wilson's first goal came with two seconds left in the opening period and ended a streak of 22 straight successful PK's by NJ. The Flyers outshot NJ 38-19. Bob Froese got the win. There was a 30-minute bench-clearing brawl in the second period which resulted in 74 PIMs ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHMvbTAdpQ ) and ejections of five players: Philly's Frank Bathe, Paul Holmgren and Glen Cochrane (PHI) and NJ's Don Lever and John Wensink. The main fight originated when Hector Marini (NJ) and Cochrane (Philly) fought for the third time this season then Holmgren, who earned an instigator penalty, tried to goad Garry Howatt which led to the bench-clearing but since the NHL couldn't determine which team came off the bench first, each team was docked $2500 which infuriated the Devils' brass. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj55S2N8RbM). Twelve seconds after the main clash, with the Flyers leading 3-1, Wilson scored his second of the game. The Flyers held a 30-8 shots advantage after two periods (38-19 in the game). Bob Froese picked up the victory to improve to 7-0-0, with four wins against the three NY/NJ teams, and became the first goalie since Wayne Thomas of Montreal in 1972-73 to start his career 7-0-0.
Feb. 20, 1983 -- Bob Froese made 16 saves and earned a shutout in a 3-0 win. Since being promoted from the Maine Mariners, Froese's record jumped to 12-0-1 in 13 NHL decisions (he lost his next start, one win/tie shy of the best start in NHL history by a goalie). Darryl Sittler and Brian Propp each had two points. Philly outshot NJ 29-16 including 16-4 in the first period. The Flyers had a record of 22-2-2 in their last 26 games.
Mar. 3, 1983 -- Brian Propp scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NJ. Darryl Sittler and Behn Wilson also scored. The Devils only goal was scored by Larry Floyd, the first of two in his NHL career.
Mar. 25, 1983 -- Paul Gagne (2-2-4) scored twice in the Devils' 6-5 home win. The teams alternated the first eight goals. New Jersey's "Kid Line," consisting of Paul Larmer, Aaron Broten and Gagne, accounted for nine points.
Mar. 27, 1983 -- Philly fired 40 shots at Ron Low and won 4-1 at home. Ron Flockhart scored twice and his first goal came 57 seconds apart from a Bill Barber tally in the opening period. Philly led 3-0 at the 8:14 mark. Hector Marini's goal with 3:11 remaining ended Bob Froese's attempt at a shutout.
Dec. 10, 1983 -- The Flyers scored five times in the last period and rolled to an 8-2 win. Pelle Lindbergh made 20 saves. Bobby Clarke, who played in his 1,100th NHL game, scored twice in the first period. Ron Sutter stole a pass and scored on a breakaway to make it 3-1. Len Hachborn added consecutive goals to put Philly up 6-2; they were the first two goals in his NHL career.
Dec. 22, 1983 -- Pelle Lindbergh stopped 29 shots in Philly's 5-0 home win. Ray Allison (2-1-3) scored twice in a 1:17 span including a 55-foot slapper that beat Chico Resch. Philly improved to 21-0-1 all-time at home in this series and held a +75 (105-30) goals differential. Philly had 45 shots. NJ was 0-for-6 on the PP including a 5-on-3 for 1:22 in the first three-plus minutes of the game.
Jan. 19, 1984 -- Bob Froese made 15 stops in a 2-0 shutout win. Ilkka Sinisalo and Thomas Eriksson each had two points. The Flyers held a 20-5 shot advantage after one period, 35-9 after two periods and 44-15 in the victory. Ron Low made 42 saves for New Jersey.
Feb. 18, 1984 -- Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Philly led 2-0 after one and 4-1 after two. Bob Froese earned the win.
Mar. 19, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (1-3-4) scored his 49th goal of the season and led the Flyers to a 4-3 win at New Jersey. Devils' head coach Tommy McVie said of Kerr "He's like Phil Esposito in the slot." 1984 U.S. Olympian Paul Guay got his first NHL goal in his eighth game. Brian Propp and Mark Howe also scored. Ron Low suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Chico Resch in the Devils' net.
Mar. 25, 1984 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored a SHG and a PPG and led the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 24 saves for the win. Tim Kerr had two points including his 53rd goal. Chico Resch made 32 saves in the loss.
Mar. 30, 1984 -- The Flyers set a team record by scoring the 349th goal that season as they swept the season series 7-0-0 with a 6-2 victory at New Jersey. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored the last points of his regular season NHL career (1,210 total) and was joined by Ron Sutter (1-2-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) in leading the Flyers' offense. Philly led 1-0 after one, including two goals 17 seconds apart and 6-0 after two as they outshot the Devls 27-13. NJ scored twice in the third amid a 16-5 shots advantage. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves and had an assist.
Sep. 27, 1984-- Sam St. Laurent was traded to NJ. St. Laurent maintains the distinction of being the last North American professional goalie to wear a facemask in a game.
Oct. 27, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves in a 4-2 win at NJ. Lindbergh made several keys stops in the first period as the Flyers didn't register a shot until nine minutes expired. In the final period, Brian Propp, Derrick Smith and Mark Howe scored goals.
Nov. 29, 1984 -- The Devils' franchise won in Philadelphia for the first time after an 0-24-1 start and snapped an 11-game losing skid in the Spectrum. Aaron Broten scored twice in the third period to give NJ a 2-1 win and cooled the hot Flyers who were 8-0-2 in their last 10 games. The Flyers owned a 41-6-3 series record entering this game. Since the relocation, NJ was 2-13-0 against Philly including 0-7-0 in the Spectrum.
Dec. 20, 1984 -- Philly led 4-1 after one and skated to an 8-4 home win. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored four straight goals. Murray Craven and Thomas Eriksson each had three points. Philly held a 41-21 shots advantage. Dave Pichette (2-1-3) led NJ.
Jan. 31, 1985 -- Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Dave Brown scored in the first period in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Kirk Muller made it 2-1, Thomas Eriksson scored 22 seconds later, in the early third period, to give the Flyers a two-goal cushion. Pelle Lindbergh made 18 saves.
Mar. 23, 1985 -- Dave Poulin scored twice and Ron Sutter nailed the GWG with 2:20 remaining as the Flyers extended the team's winning streak to a franchise-tying ten in a row (since broken) with a 5-3 win at NJ. Brian Propp had three assists including the tying and go-ahead goals. John MacLean gave NJ a 3-2 lead in the third period but Poulin scored a PPG to even the game and added an ENG surrounding Sutter's late winner. Philly held a 42-24 shots advantage.
Apr. 7, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh (40th win) made 38 saves and Todd Bergen and Brian Propp each scored twice and added an assist in the Flyers' season finale 6-1 win. The win established a team record 53 wins, they concluded the regular season with a 16-1-0 run and finished atop the NHL point standings with 113. Ron Low faced the Flyers for the last time and ended with a 2-16-0 career mark.
Oct. 10, 1985 -- In the season opener, NJ scored four consecutive third period goals, including a hat trick by Paul Gagne, within a span of 8:30 in their 6-5 win in Philly. Greg Adams had five assists for the Devils in the game. Philly squandered leads of 3-0 in the first and 4-2 in the third.
Dec. 17, 1985 -- NJ erupted for a 5-0 first period lead en route to a 7-4 home win. Paul Gagne (1-2-3) and Greg Adams (2-1-3) led NJ. Darren Jensen was relieved midway in the first after giving up three goals and was replaced by Bob Froese.
Dec. 19, 1985 -- Philly erupted for a 4-0 third period aided by a 17-3 shots advantage during a 6-3 home win. Peter Zezel (2-0-2), Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Derrick Smith (GWG) led Philly. The Flyers outshot NJ 43-21. Chico Resch stopped Propp on a first period penalty shot and improved his career mark to 9-for-10 in that department. Paul Gagne scored 2:02 into the game, his fifth goal of the season and all against the Flyers.
Jan. 11, 1986 -- Philly scored times against Chico Resch, led 6-1 early in the second period and finished with an 8-4 road win. Mark Howe (1-3-4) led Philly; Brian Propp, Tim Kerr and Pelle Eklund added three points each. NJ outshot the Flyers 40-39. Darren Jensen made 36 saves. In the third period, Dave Lewis of NJ was tossed coming to Resch's aid after Rick Tocchet and the goalie were issued minors over sticks -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfw0L7Zng1M . Earlier, Dave Brown and Craig Wolanin tangled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCXL04Jb1k .
Jan. 14, 1986 -- Philly recorded a 3-2 home win as Pelle Eklund scored a PPG with 4:48 to play. Tim Kerr's 200th career goal, his 38th of the season and 25th via the PP, came 1:15 into the third period to even the game at 2-2. Mark Howe scored a SHG to give Philly a 1-0 lead in the second period. Brian Propp had 11 of Philly's 38 shots against Craig Billington. Among the fights was Rick Tocchet-Alan Stewart, Dave Brown-Ken Daneyko and a lengthy Dave Richter-Phil Russell battle. Two days later, the NHL announced that Kerr joined Pelle Lindbergh (posthumously) as starters voted into the NHL All-Star Game. Each team had 51 PIMs.
Mar. 8, 1986 -- Darren Jensen gave up five goals on 10 shots by the 27:00 minute mark and was replaced in goal as NJ triumphed 7-4 at home. Pat Verbeek (3-1-4) and Kirk Muller (1-3-4) led NJ. Chico Resch was top star with 29 saves and was traded to the Flyers three days later.
Mar. 11, 1986 --Chico Resch, who at the time was the oldest player in the NHL, was traded by NJ for the Flyers' 3rd round choice (Marc Laniel) in the 1986 Entry Draft.
Mar. 16, 1986 -- Brad McCrimmon scored twice and Murray Craven had (1-2-3) three points in a 4-1 win in Philly. Pelle Eklund broke Peter Zezel's team-record for most assists by a rookie with 47. Bob Froese got the win.
Nov. 4, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Philly scored seven straight goals for a 7-1 home win. Mark Howe (1-2-3) scored a SHG in the first period. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs in the second period. Philly scored four third period goals. Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) had three points. Karl Friesen replaced Alain Chevrier in goal when it was 6-1.
Nov. 6, 1986-- Doug Sulliman's goal with 2:53 to play completed a Devils' 4-goal third period rally in a 5-5 OT tie at NJ. The Devils trailed 5-1 with 10:53 gone but scored four goals in a span of 6:14. Karl Friesen, who played in just four NHL games, came on in relief of Alain Chevrier after the second period and stopped all 13 Flyers' shots. Murray Craven and Mark Howe scored SHGs within 26 seconds, a team record for quickest shorties, in the last minutes of the opening period. Craven and Brian Propp added second period goals to give Philly a 5-1 lead.
Jan. 6, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and registered his first career shutout in a 4-0 home win. Philly improved to 31-2-1 in 34 home games against NJ. Craig Billington made 32 saves including a penalty shot by Rick Tocchet. Daryl Stanley gave Philly a 1-0 lead with his first goal since March 1984 and he added an assist; in his career, he had two goals in 89 regular season games with the Flyers. Dave Brown scored but missed the next 10 games due to a broken rib.
Jan. 24, 1987 -- NJ won at home 4-3 as Mark Johnson scored twice and Alain Chevrier made 28 saves. At the game's conclusion, a massive brawl developed which included fans in the stands and a bench-clearing battle on the ice highlighted by goalies Alain Chevrier and Ron Hextall (who was the backup to Chico Resch that night). When asked about that fight, Resch said "It was a heavyweight against a lightweight." Referee Don Koharski handed out 130 PIMs in the brawl which started when the Devils' Steve Richmond punched Kjell Samuelsson in the face, in the faceoff circle, with four ticks left on the clock. Head Coach Mike Keenan sat out the game due to a one-game suspension.
Feb. 7, 1987 -- Alain Chevrier made 41 stops andNJ scored two SHG's in a 3-2 home win. Ron Hextall, who made 35 saves, was an incredible 23-for-23 in the second period when NJ had a manpower advantage for 12:32. Aaron Broten's 100th career goal, which gave NJ a late lead of 3-1, was one of controversy as the Flyers claimed it was kicked into the net. Tim Kerr scored twice including his 21st PPG of the season. Brian Propp had two assists and 10 shots in his first game back after he missed the prior 27 games due to knee surgery.
Mar. 8, 1987 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at 3:10, including the third goal by Brian Propp while on the PK, and 4-0 at the 11:45 mark in an eventual 7-3 win in Philly. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3), J.J. Daigneault (2-0-2) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the offense. Chico Resch got the win by making 27 saves.
Mar. 11, 1987 -- In a seesaw battle, Philly won 6-4. The Flyers blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2 while NJ lost a 4-3 lead. Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (10 shots on goal) scored third period tallies in the win. Philly edged NJ in the shot department 41-40; Ron Hextall and Craig Billington tended goal.
Oct. 27, 1987 -- Alain Chevrier (26 saves) recorded his first NHL shutout in NJ's 4-0 home win. The Devils went 9-for-9 on the PK. NJ scored four goals in 7:12 of the middle period. In a tightly-officiated contest, each team was whistled for 16 minor infractions. Attendance was 10,003.
Nov. 8, 1987 -- Ron Hextall was sensational with 42 saves but each team scored three first period goals in a game that ended 3-3 in Philly. Doug Crossman had three points in about 10 minutes for Philly. Philly dropped to 1-7-2 in their last 10 games.
Nov. 18, 1987 -- NJ scored three PPGs, including two in the third period, to rally for a 4-3 home win. Kjell Samuelsson, who was whistled for four minors, was in the box for both third period goals. Philly held three one-goal leads. Alain Chevrier made 28 saves for the win.
Dec. 6, 1987 -- Kirk Muller's PPG with 4:06 to play in the third period lifted NJ to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Ron Hextall made 21 saves. Rick Tocchet fought Brendan Shanahan -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqFVOL-BYgQ
Jan. 10, 1988 -- Pat Verbeek scored a hat trick, including the last two goals of the game, in NJ's 7-5 win in Philly. NJ led 2-0 in the first period and then goalie Ron Hextall was ejected by Don Koharski for complaining about a holding call to D-man Greg Smyth. After Koho assessed a misconduct penalty, Hextall became more irate and was tossed. Ten seconds later, the Flyers scored a SHG then added a PPG; eventually, they led 5-4 after two. Mark Laforest allowed four goals on 18 shots. The game was marked by 151 PIMs, 93 to Philly.
Mar. 6, 1988 -- NJ recorded a 4-2 home win as the injury-riddled Flyers had just three shots in the last period while the Devils had three goals. The Flyers were without: Mark Howe, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter and Dave Brown.
Mar. 12, 1988 -- NJ's win in Philly gave them a 5-0-2 season series record. Tom Kurvers (2-1-3) scored twice in a span of 4:14 to give NJ a 5-3 lead after Kerry Huffman scored consecutive PPGs to knot the score for Philly, 3-3. Mark Johnson of NJ scored on a penalty shot to give NJ a 3-1 margin. Brian Propp had three assists in the loss. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Kirk Muller (0-3-3) also had three points.
Oct. 6, 1988 -- In Paul Holmgren's debut as Flyers' head coach, Philly won the season opener 4-1 at home backed by Ron Hextall's 32 saves. With the score tied 1-1 in the early second period, John MacLean was tossed from the contest along with being given a five-minute high sticking major; Scott Mellanby scored on the PP. In the last minute of the middle period, Derrick Smith scored to give the Flyers an insurance tally.
Nov. 1, 1988 -- Claude Loiselle scored with 6:14 to play to lead NJ to a 3-2 home win. Tim Kerr and Mark Howe scored 1:11 apart to put Philly up 2-1 but jackie O'Callahan's PPG tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. Ron Hextall (PHI) and Sean Burke (NJD) both made 22 saves.
Nov. 20, 1988 -- Rick Tocchet had a hat trick and five points (3-2-5) in Philly's 7-1 rout. This was Tocchet's first game in the Spectrum after serving a 10-game suspension (eye-gouging incident against the NYI's Dean Chynoweth). Tim Kerr added two goals. Sean Burke of the Devils faced 36 shots.
Dec. 3, 1988 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves in Philly's 5-3 road win. Kjell Samuelsson scored a 70-foot goal off Sean Burke to make it 2-0. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs. The first six goals were scored via special teams.
Dec. 4, 1988 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves and assisted on consecutive second period goals in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Despite being outshot 10-7 in the middle period, the Flyers scored all four goals. Philly had four PPGs in the contest. Tim Kerr had three assists. Terry Carkner vs. Jamie Huscroft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWCH3dIrNAk
Oct. 5, 1989 -- Sylvain Turgeon scored three goals in the season opener, off Ken Wregget, while Chris Terreri made 38 saves in NJ's 6-2 win in Philly.
Oct. 18, 1989 -- Slava Fetisov scored his first NHL goal in NJ's 5-3 home win. NJ led 4-0 at the 11:13 mark. Pete Peeters made 32 saves in the loss.
Nov. 11, 1989 -- Philly led 4-2 after one and skated to a 7-5 win in NJ. Ron Sutter and Rick Tocchet both had four points (2-2-4). Tocchet also had a fighting major and unofficially it was the second time in team history that a player had a minimum of two goals, two assists and one fighting major (All Hill, 1977) in the same game. Tocchet's PPG 1:55 into the game gave the Flyers the lead for good. Tommy Albelin was ejected in the first period for high-sticking Tocchet but NJ killed the 5-minute major. Tocchet fought Ken Daneyko 15 seconds after Sutter made it 6-3 in the opening minute of the third period. Bruce Hoffort picked up the win. Sylvain Turgeon and Kirk Muller had three points each for the Devils. Referee Don Koharski left the game on a stretcher after being drilled in the leg by a puck. It was John Cunniff's second game as Devils' head coach.
Nov. 12, 1989 -- Both teams scored in each period for a 3-3 tie in Philly. Janne Ojanen tied the game 3-3 with 1:15 to play. Bruce Hoffort (33 saves) and Sean Burke (38 saves) played goal. Mike Bullard scored twice for the Flyers.
Dec. 22, 1989 -- Kirk Muller scored in OT to give NJ a 5-4 win in Philly. Sean Burke made 29 saves for NJ. Philly rallied from deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3.
Mar. 20, 1990 -- Ken Wregget made 27 stops, including a beauty on John MacLean with four seconds remaining, in a 3-2 win at NJ. Murray Craven and Mike Bullard scored second period PPGs and Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) scored a SHG in the first period.
Mar. 24, 1990 -- NJ scored twice in 15 seconds in the early third period to extend what was a 3-2 lead and won 5-2 at Philly. The Flyers' were forced to dress trainer Dave Settlemyre as the backup goalie because starter Ken Wregget suffered a pulled hamstring in warmups; Pete Peeters played the entire game.
Oct. 6, 1990 -- Sean Burke made 26 saves and Ken Daneyko and Claude Lemieux scored in the third period for a 3-1 home win.
Oct. 11, 1990 -- Jiri Latal scored twice in the first period and both Tony Horacek (0-3-3) and Gordy Murphy (1-2-3) had three points as the Flyers skated to a 7-4 win. Rick Tocchet continued the momentum with a goal 32 seconds into the contest. With 3:06 left in the second period, Ron Hextall injured his groin attempting to make a save on Walt Poddubny; Hextall played just once until December 8 (knee injury, October 27). The Flyers scored three goals in 3:09 in the third period. NJ's Troy Crowder fought Jeff Chychrun ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUudJf18p58 ) and Horacek. Craig Berube fought Alan Stewart. Bill Barber's number 7 was retired in ceremonies prior to the game.
Nov. 17, 1990 -- Bruce Driver's third period goal gave NJ a 3-2 home win. Chris Terreri made 27 saves. Scott Mellanby scored twice in the second period for the Flyers. Pete Peeters made 37 saves in the loss.
Nov. 18, 1990 --Chris Terreri made 14 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 24-15, including 5-2 in the third period. Tony Horacek beat Alan Stewart in a fight, 24 seconds after Craig Berube and Troy Crowder fought. Crowder gave NJ a 1-0 in the opening minute of the game.
Nov. 28, 1990 -- The Flyers scored three times in the final 3:38 to finish in a 5-5 overtime tie at NJ. Rick Tocchet's goal, his second of the game, evened the game with 49 seconds to play in the third period. NJ scored five consecutive goals to take the 5-2 lead deep into the third but Darren Rumble's first career NHL goal started the comeback and then Terry Carkner scored on the PP with 1:47 to play to narrow the score to 5-4. Philly killed a Mike Ricci minor in OT. Pete Peeters was replaced by Bruce Hoffort when NJ made it 4-2 in the third period. After the game, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "We should be arrested. That is as close as you can come to stealing something without going to jail."
Dec. 20, 1990 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum as John MacLean (2-1-3) scored a PPG with about five minutes left in the third period. NJ rallied from three one-goal deficits. Craig Berube gave Philly a 1-0 lead, his first goal in 21 games against the Devils.
Feb. 16, 1991 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves in a 3-2 home win for the Devils. New Jersey led 1-0 just 21 seconds into the game.
Oct. 13, 1991 --Murray Craven scored twice and Ken Wregget made 32 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. A possible third goal by Craven was overruled by video review. Craven also missed a penalty shot. Dave Brown and Alan Stewart fought. The win was the Flyers first of the season, in their fifth game, the latest first-win in team history.
Nov. 12, 1991 -- Chris Terreri made 36 saves and Claude Vilgrain (2-1-3) and Claude Lemieux (1-2-3) each had three points in the Devils' 5-2 home win. mark Howe scored both Flyers' goals.
Nov. 23, 1991 -- The teams skated to a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers led 3-1 but the Devils scored three times in 42 seconds and led 4-3 when Doug Brown scored on a penalty shot off Ken Wregget. The Flyers went ahead 5-4 in the third period but Claude Lemieux (2-1-3) finished the scoring. Rod Brind'Amour and Brad Jones had a goal and an assist for the Flyers.
Dec. 8, 1991 -- NJ scored twice in the final 4:33 of regulation to salvage a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Flyers held a 20-6 shot advantage in the first period but NJ owned a 23-13 advantage the remainder of the game.
Feb. 4, 1992 -- Chris Terreri made 26 saves and Tom Chorske scored twice in the third period (including an ENG) in NJ's 3-1 home win.
Feb. 18, 1992 -- Slava Fetisov scored in OT to give NJ a 4-3 win. Kevin Dineen tied the game with five seconds left in the third period.
Mar. 29, 1992 -- Martin Brodeur faced Philly the first time in a 5-4 Flyers' win. Brodeur (28 saves on 32 shots) replaced Craig Billington (one goal on eight shots), who injured his right knee, after the first period. Brodeur, 19 years old, suffered his first NHL loss after posting two wins in his callup a few days earlier.
Sep. 25, 1992 -- Rookie Eric Lindros scored two third period goals and was penalized four times in a 6-4 preseason win at NJ.
Oct. 9, 1992 -- Philly scored three third period goals and rallied for a 6-4 win in Eric Lindros' home debut (second regular season game). Lindros scored the GWG with about five minutes to play on a beautiful play when he stripped Scott Niedermayer of the puck, faked Chris Terreri and with his body in mid-air and parallel to the ice, gave Philly the 5-4 lead. Afterwards, Kevin Dineen said “On the bench, we all looked at each other and said, ‘Wow!'" Brian Benning had two goals and Rod Brind'Amour had three points. Philly beat Terreri for the third time in 13 decisions (3-7-3).
Oct. 17, 1992 -- Chris Terreri made 25 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win.
Feb. 13, 1993 -- NJ led 3-0 after one en route to a 6-4 home win. Alexander Semak had two goals and Stephane Richer and Bernie Nicholls added three points each..
Feb. 14, 1993 -- Stephane Richer had three points in NJ's 5-2 road win.
Feb. 25, 1993 -- Philly scored four times in the middle period and Dominic Roussel made 28 saves in a 6-2 home win. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) assisted on three goals in about 10 minutes. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) scored twice. Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens fought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cugIjRgoiSg
Mar. 7, 1993 -- NJ scored six times in the third period for a 7-3 home win. It was the third time a team scored that total in a period against the Flyers. Tommy Soderstrom stopped the first 25 shots he faced. NJ outshot Philly 42-25. Mark Recchi scored his 100th point of the season.
Mar. 21, 1993 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves including 21 in the third period and New Jersey held on for a 3-2 win in Philly.
Oct. 30, 1993 -- Chris Terreri made 39 saves and Stephane Richer scored twice in NJ's 5-3 win. The Flyers were down 3-0 but scored three times in about four minutes to even the game after two periods.
Nov. 11, 1993 -- Tom Chorske and John MacLean scored twice in NJ's 5-3 win in Philly. Eric Lindros suffered a torn ligament in his right knee, when he tripped over teammate Brent Fedyk after an attempted check against Bill Guerin, and missed the next 14 games. At the time of the injury, Lindros was second in the NHL in goals scored; the prior season, his first, he had a left knee injury.
Mar. 26, 1994 -- NJ won 7-2 as Chris Terreri made 25 saves and Tom Chorske (2-1-3) and Bobby Carpenter (1-2-3) led the offense.
Apr. 12, 1994 -- Jason Bowen snapped a tie on the middle of the third period (the last of his two career NHL goals) and the Flyers won 4-2 at home. Philly ended a skid of nine straight losses to Chris Terreri as they peppered the goalie with 20 shots (two goals) in the middle period. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) added his 40th goal, on the PPG, to conclude the scoring.
Sep. 11, 1994 -- In a preseason game, Eric Lindros and Ken Daneyko fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yun1J5bauJc ) among the game's four fights. Lindros scored twice in the preseason opener but Alexander Semak had a hat trick and the Devils won 5-4 in Philly.
Feb. 11, 1995 -- Brent Fedyk scored the GWG and Josef Beranek had two third period points in Philly's 3-1 win. John LeClair, acquired two days prior, scored his first Flyers' goal which gave the team a 1-0 lead. Dominic Roussel made 25 saves for the victory. The game was tied 1-1 entering the final period.
Mar. 12, 1995 -- Eric Lindros scored the only goal in the third period and the Flyers defeated the Devils 4-3 in the Spectrum. New Jersey rallied from a 3-1 second period deficit. The teams scored six goals in the second period including five in under six minutes. Ron Hextall made 15 stops for the victory.
Mar. 30, 1995 -- The Devils led 2-0 just 1:16 into the game and led 3-1 at the 8:26 mark en route to a 4-3 win. The Devils scored on their first three shots against Ron Hextall who was lifted at that point. Mikael Renberg had two goals. Martin Brodeur beat the Flyers for the first time.
Apr. 22, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg stuffed the puck past Martin Brodeur with the first shot in OT and the Flyers beat New Jersey 4-3 for their ninth straight win which clinched the Atlantic Division title. Shawn Antoski leveled Mike Pelosi with a crunching right during a quick battle. NJ rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit.
Jun. 3, 1995 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals at Philly, NJ led 2-0 after the first period and outshot the Flyers 13-0 over the last 14 1/2 minutes of the opening period en route to a 4-1 win. Bill Guerin scored twice and the Flyers only goal, from Craig MacTavish, came in the game's final two minutes. Martin Brodeur, who was penalized late in the middle period with a pair of minors for slashing Gilbert Dionne (interference minor), made 20 stops. The Flyers' Legion of Doom line was limited to five shots. Eric Lindros played without a visor, something he wore since recovering from an eye injury late in the regular season.
Jun. 5, 1995 -- In Game 2, the Devils rallied from a 2-1 defict and won 5-2. The Flyers led 1-0 but a couple oif minutes later Craig MacTavish got a doiuble-minor for spearing and the Devils capitalized. Six seconds into a PP, the Flyers took a 2-1 lead but John MacLean scored a critical PPG with 11.1 seconds left in the first period to even the game 2-2. The Devils then scored three times in the middle period including the GWG on another PP. NJ went 3-for-5 on the PP in the game. Ron Hextall was replaced by Dominic Roussel after giving up five goals on 16 shots.
Jun. 7, 1995 -- In Game 3 at NJ, Eric Lindros blasted a shot past Martin Brodeur 4:19 into OT to spark Philly to a 3-2 win. Lindros stole the puck from an errant Stephane Richer pass in the neutral zone and then converted the GWG. NJ outshot Philly 33-25 and Ron Hextall made several key stops among his 31 saves. Rod Brind'Amour netted the tying goal with 6:03 to play in the third period on a bouncing shot that appeared to have minimum risk, a goal Brodeur later said was more frustrating than the game-winner. Earlier in the day, the Devils rejected a renegotiated lease to stay in New Jersey and rumors swirled that the team was close to relocating to Nashville.
Jun. 10, 1995 -- In Game 4, led by the sensational goaltending of Ron Hextall, Philly evened the series 2-2 with a 4-1 win in NJ despite being outshot 34-19. The Flyers scored four times on just 17 shots off Martin Brodeur who was removed for Chris Terreri with about eight minutes left. Hextall made 32 saves on 34 shots. Shjon Podein evened the game with 1:10 left in the first period but an important goal came with 2:10 to play in the middle period when Eric Lindros spotted Mikael Renberg who gave Philly a 2-1 lead. An equally important goal gave Philly a 3-1 lead when Rod Brind'Amour intercepted a pass and beat Brodeur with a SHG early in the final period. A change in tactics on how to defeat the neutral trap was credited with the victories in both Games 3 and 4; the Flyers decided not to try to crash through the trap and rather have the puck-carrying defensemen wait patiently for an opening.
Jun. 11, 1995 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Claude Lemieux's estimated 58-foot shot with 44.2 seconds to play in regulation lifted NJ 3-2. It was Lemieux's 10th goal in 15 PO games after scoring just six regular season goals. While Ron Hextall said there was no excuse for not stopping it, teammate Craig MacTavish said "(Lemieux) got a lot on it and put it in a perfect spot." Hextall made 29 saves and was named the game's third star. Philly was outshot 21-8 after two periods and 32-18 in the game. Kevin Dineen scored both Flyers' goals and tied the game 2-2 on the Flyers' ninth shot on goal in the game's 43rd minute.
Jun 13. 1995 -- In Game 6 in NJ, the Devils clinched a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-2 victory. Philly led 1-0 but NJ scored the next four goals. NJ held a 22-10 shots advantage after two periods and 29-16 in the game. Jim Montgomery and Mikael Renberg scored for Philly. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line of John LeClair (0-3-3, did not score in the last nine PO games), Eric Lindros (2-3-5) and Mikael Renberg (2-2-4) combined for 12 points in the six games.
Nov. 11, 1995 -- Chris Terreri had 27 saves in NJ's 4-2 home win. Phil Crowe fought Steve Thomas in the first period and scored the only goal of his 16-game Flyers' career in the third period.
Nov. 12, 1995 -- Randy McKay scored in the third period and NJ held on for a 3-2 win in Philly. NJ scored twice in the first period, 46 seconds apart. Philly's Patrik Juhlin was ejected for a high-sticking major 13 seconds after NJ's second goal. Philly scored twice in the second period, 42 seconds apart. Bill Guerin was ejected for a high-sticking major in the third period.
Dec. 19, 1995 -- Bill Guerin's (2-0-2) second goal of the game lifted NJ to a 5-4 home win in OT. Ron Hextall made 43 saves including 17 in the third period. NJ outshot Philly 48-29. Pat Falloon scored twice for Philly.
Feb. 19, 1996 -- Philly won 4-1 at home as Kevin Haller gave the Flyers the go-ahead goal 3:38 into the game. Ron Hextall carried a shutout past the midway point of the third period and made 19 saves for the victory. Martin Brodeur was lifted after giving up four goals.
Mar. 10, 1996 -- Bill Guerin scored 3:45 into OT and NJ recorded a 3-2 win in Philly. The Flyers led 2-0. The Devils scored three PPGs. NJ was outshot 10-2 in the third period but recorded all three shots taken in OT.
Apr. 10, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves, including 15-for-15 in the third period, and John LeClair and John Druce each scored twice in Philly's 5-1 win at NJ which seriously damaged the Cup Champs hopes of making the playoffs. Despite the absences of line mates Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg, LeClair had four (2-2-4) points and his 49th and 50th goals of the season. Martin Brodeur (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Corey Schwab (9/11) in the early part of the second period.
Oct. 7, 1996 -- Philly owned the third period, 3-0 in goals and 13-4 in shots, and skated to a 3-1 home win. Rod Brind'Amour scored a SHG with 31 seconds left on a spearing major to Kjell Samuelsson and later Karl Dykhuis added a PPG scored to make it 2-1. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. It was the Flyers first win at the CoreStates Center and was the 700th home win in franchise history. Captains Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens did not play. Mike Peluso fought twice and was bloodied by Dan Kordic in the second battle.
Feb. 8, 1997-- NJ scored three third period goals in a 4-2 win. NJ took a 3-2 lead when Bobby Holik, who recorded a point in his tenth straight game, scored. Philly's road unbeaten streak was snapped at 12 (8-0-4). Ron Hextall made 30 saves. The Flyers' goals came 67 seconds apart and gave them a 2-1 lead.
Mar. 5, 1997 -- Martin Brodeur made 26 saves and NJ scored three second period goals in a 3-1 win in Philly. Garth Snow, who last suffered defeat in November, saw his unbeaten streak of 16 (11-0-5) end. The Flyers held a 27-16 shots advantage.
Mar. 25, 1997 -- John LeClair (1-2-3), Pat Falloon (1-1-2) and Vaclav Prospal (1-1-2) factored mightily in the Flyers' highly emotional 4-3 road win. Prospal had the GWG with 4:48 to play, a weak shot from the circle that Martin Brodeur later said "Put 100 pucks there, I'll make (save) them all... that cost us the game. It was a routine play and I just missed it." Ron Hextall made 27 saves. Bill Guerin scored his 100th NHL goal on the first shot of the game, in the opening minute. Dave Andreychuk separated Paul Coffey's left shoulder on a hit along the boards and the defenseman missed the next three games. Earlier, Andreychuk checked Petr Svoboda and the Plexiglass shattered.
Apr. 13, 1997 -- Down 4-1 with under 14 minutes left in regulation, the Flyers rallied for a 5-4 win in the regular season finale at Philly. Trent Klatt scored the GWG on a PP with 1:34 left in the third period after John LeClair tied the game at 4-4 with 4:07 to play with his 50th goal of the season. Garth Snow replaced Ron Hextall at the 13:54 mark of the second period and shut out NJ the rest of the game. John MacLean (2-2-4) and Mike Dunham (33 saves) led NJ who lost Dave Andreychuk with a fractured left ankle (he played in just one PO game).
Oct. 8, 1997 -- NJ outshot Philly 40-18 (22-6 in the third period), had seven more PP chances and scored two PPGs in a 4-1 home win. NJ scored twice in the second and third periods. Garth Snow made 36 saves. Eric Lindros was penalized for goalie interference when he knocked Martin Brodeur off his feet and jarred his mask. Afterwards, Lou Lamoriello said "I'm not happy when someone touches one of our players when they shouldn't. They (the NHL) have people here who saw it." However, Brodeur said "I don't think he did it purposely. If I had seen him coming, we probably would not have touched each other." Lyle Odelein, who tied the game 1-1, said "Eric is not a player like that to run a star player like Marty. He was going to the net and was off balance a bit. Like he said (Lindros apologized), he didn't mean to do it. Big E is an honest player and I respect that from him."
Oct. 27, 1997 -- Patrik Elias scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in NJ's 5-0 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 12-3 in the first period and led 3-0. Dan Kordic vs Krzystof Oliwa -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcFtA1J0I-M .
Mar. 2, 1998 -- Steve Thomas scored with 6:06 to play in NJ's 4-3 home win. The Flyers were down 2-0 1:12 into the game and rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the last period. Mike Sillinger and Dainius Zubrus each had two points.
Mar. 10, 1998 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Alexandre Daigle scored with 5:50 remaining in Roger Neilson's Flyers' debut and the game ended 2-2 at Philly. Daigle, who was goalless in his first 15 games as a Flyer, scored for the second straight contest. NJ held a 5-1 shots edge in OT. There were multiple fights in the game, the first coming at the 38-second mark when Dan Kordic fought Krzysztof Oliwa -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCzh4x7p-FI and Daniel Lacroix and Sheldon Souray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7G5jvtGb6c .
Mar. 24, 1998 -- Randy McKay had a hat trick, including two PPGs, in NJ's 3-2 home win. Alexandre Daigle scored twice for Philly. Martin Brodeur made 23 saves. Ron Hextall made 22 stops.
Oct. 4, 1998 -- In the final preseason game, the Flyers recorded a 5-2 home win. Mike Maneluk scored the Flyers' last two goals both during PPs. Maneluk made the Flyers' regular season opening roster but was traded in mid-November. NJ trailed 4-0 in the third period but closed to within 4-3. Ron Hextall made 36 saves.
Oct. 22, 1998 -- Brian Rolston's SHG snapped a 1-1 tie with 1:19 left in the second period and Randy McKay scored 29 seconds into the third period to lead the Devils to a 3-2 win in Philly. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. JVB made 15 stops.
Nov. 14, 1998 -- The Flyers blitzed New Jersey with a dominant third period which included five goals among a 17-2 shots advantage en route to a 6-1 home victory. Eric Lindros finished the game with five points (2-3-5) while John LeClair added two goals (2-1-3). Keith Jones had the GWG in the opening minute of the third period. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-18. Ron Hextall made 17 saves for the win. Martin Brodeur faced 40 shots and made 34 saves. Philly entered the game with a seven-game (0-5-2) winless skid. The Flyers also ended a six-game (0-5-1) winless skid in this series.
Dec. 8, 1998 -- The Devils led 5-3 with under eight minutes to play but Philly rallied with goals by Eric Lindros and Rod Brind'Amour to earn a 5-5 tie in NJ. Ken Daneyko played in his 935th game as a Devil, a franchise record.
Dec. 10, 1998 -- Dave Andreychuk scored in OT in NJ's 5-4 road win. Philly blew a 4-1 second period lead and was outshot 5-0 in OT.
Apr. 16, 1999 -- Chris Terreri made 27 saves and Bobby Holik scored twice, including the GWG in OT, in NJ's 3-2 win at home.
Sep. 25, 1999 -- Rod Brind'Amour suffered a broken left foot in a 4-2 preseason game loss at NJ. His iron man streak ended at 484 games when he missed the season opener. He did not return until December 22.
Sep. 26, 1999 --Philly trounced NJ 10-2 in a preseason game in Philly. Chris Terreri gave up ten goals on 26 shots including a SHG penalty shot to Sean O'Brien (who never played in the NHL) which gave Philly a 3-2 lead and began a streak of eight goals. John LeClair (2-1-3), Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Chris Therien (0-3-3) and Simon Gagne (2-0-2) led the offense. Among the fights was a brawl between Craig Berube/Neil Little-Scott Stevens -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beGc1fIqfo0
Oct. 30, 1999 -- Dan McGillis snapped a tie with 6:01 to play and Brian Boucher earned his first NHL victory with 26 saves in Philly's 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods but trailed 3-2 after two NJ goals. Mark Greig tied the game 3-3. Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and an assist. Randy McKay was eventually suspended three games for slew-footing the Flyers' Ulf Samuelsson in the last minute of play.
Nov. 9, 1999 -- NJ killed five PPs, including twice down two men, in a 2-1 home win. Randy McKay returned from a three-game suspension and scored the first goal. NJ held a 31-16 shots advantage including 18-3 in the first period.
Dec. 22, 1999 -- Patrik Elias (2-1-3), Peter Sykora (0-3-3) and Scott Niedermeyer (0-2-2) led NJ to a 3-2 home win. Elias' second goal came 7:30 into the third period while NJ was on the PP. Rod Brind'Amour returned to the lineup after missing the first 34 games due to a broken left foot suffered in pre-season play.
Jan. 15, 2000 -- Martin Brodeur made 30 saves and NJ won 4-1 in Philly. Scott Gomez put NJ ahead 3:07 into the game. The Flyers learned prior to the game that Eric Lindros suffered a concussion (against Atlanta) and would be out of the lineup for the immediate future.
Feb. 15, 2000 -- NJ won 4-2 at home to extend their division lead over Philly to 15 points with 25 games to play. Martin Brodeur got credited with a goal in the third period to make it 3-1 when a puck deflected off Daymond Langkow and into an empty net on a delayed call. Brian Boucher made 32 stops for the Flyers. Philly ended the regular season with a 4-1 win at the NYR, giving them the Division crown (first since 1995-96) and top seed in the East. The Flyers finished with 105 points to the Devils' 103.
May 14, 2000 -- In Game 1 of the 2000 Conference Finals, Martin Brodeur made 35 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. NJ scored two late first period goals within 26 seconds of each other and held a 3-1 lead despite both teams recording 16 shots in the opening period. Philly outshot NJ 20-8 the rest of the game.
May 16, 2000 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Brian Boucher made 30 saves and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Daymond Langkow scored consecutive goals in the first two minutes of the third period to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 win. Tocchet and Scott Gomez swapped first period goals. Jason Arnott put the Devils on top 2-1. Keith Primeau, who was diagnosed with a concussion in Game 6 of the prior series, fought Randy McKay in the middle of the second period. Patrik Elias made it 3-1. Eric Desjardins started the rally when he scored with 0:38.8 remaining in the second period to cut the Devils' lead to 3-2. Tocchet tied the score 1:06 into the third period then Langkow gave the Flyers the lead 52 seconds later. Langkow was diagnosed with a concussion after a shoulder check from Scott Stevens soon after scoring the eventual GWG and missed the next two games. John Madden suffered a knee injury after a check by Keith Primeau and did not return until Game Six. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaF3COqmiPE
May 18, 2000 -- In Game 3 at NJ, Brian Boucher made 27 stops in Philly's 4-2 win. Among the saves was a beauty on Patrik Elias ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIZDPM0RCY ) with the Flyers up 2-1; he sprawled, lost his helmet and made a save with the back of his glove. Simon Gagne scored an insurance goal with 1:49 to play. Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau and Rick Tocchet had two points apiece. John LeClair suffered facial cuts requiring 39 stitches when clipped unintentionally by the stick of Martin Brodeur as the goalie attempted a clear. Brodeur said of his underwhelming performance' 'You've got to brush it off as quick as you can. There are nights you have it and there are nights you don't. It was a tough night for me." Devils' head coach Larry Robinson said of Brodeur ''Marty is a true professional. It's unfair for our team to say, 'Well, we lost because Marty had a bad night.' That's not the case. We win as a team and we lose as a team. I'm sure there were a couple of goals that he would like to have back. But, there's probably, on those same goals, two or three other mistakes that were made before the goal went in. So, this is not a case where he has to feel he has to take the burden of the loss on his shoulders.''
May 20, 2000 -- In Game 4 at NJ, Craig Berube's deflection of Dan McGillis' point shot with 7:02 to play snapped a 1-1 deadlock and Simon Gagne scored with 3:20 remaining in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-1 victory. Brian Boucher made 24 saves. John LeClair protected his Game 3 injury by playing with a visor. NJ coach Larry Robinson delivered a 20-minute tirade at his players in the lockerroom after the game then told the assembled media "We had a game plan and we stuck to it for the first two periods, but not in the third.'' The Flyers outshot the Devils 9-4 in the last period.
May 22, 2000 -- In Game 5 at Philly, NJ led 2-0 after the opening period (14-6 shots) en route to a 4-1 win. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. Valeri Zelepukin narrowed the gap for the Flyers (2-1) with 4:15 left in the second period but Patrik Elias scored 55 seconds into the third with the game's key goal. John LeClair nailed Sergei Nemchinov into the glass causing a 40-stitch wound to the left side of Nemchinov's forehead and a pool of blood on the ice. Rick Tocchet said ''We stunk tonight. There is nothing really more to say.''
May 24, 2000 -- In Game 6 at NJ, Claude Lemieux's goal with 8:34 to play in the third period, followed by an Alex Mogilny goal with 3:27 to play, snapped a scoreless tie in the Devils' 2-1 win. NJ outshot Philly 26-13. After 73 days sidelined due to concussions, his fifth, Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup for the first time since March 12 and played 14:47 and had 19 shifts. He played as Daymond Langkow's RW linemate and nearly scored an important goal but it came just as the period expired -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIQsYzP4bY Brian Boucher's mask needed repair after a puck lodged in it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8w6e...eature=related ).
May 26, 2000 -- In Game 7 at Philadelphia, Patrik Elias' second goal of the game, with 2:32 left in the third period, snapped a 1-1 tie. Elias gave NJ a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into a PP early in the first, about a minute before Scott Stevens drilled Eric Lindros which resulted in Lindros' sixth concussion. The NHL fined the Flyers $10,000 after the game due to the lack of disclosure of information regarding the Lindros injury. Rick Tocchet evened the game with a PP in the second period. Philly outshot NJ 27-18.
Nov. 1, 2000 -- Paul Ranheim beat Chris Terreri with 1:26 to play in the third period and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in NJ. Brian Boucher made 32 saves; the lone goal that beat him was the Devils' first of the game and the Flyers evened the score moments after he was pulled for an extra skater. The Flyers outshot the Devils 5-4 in the OT and Boucher made a huge save on Scott Gomez who led a 3-on-1 break. The Flyers were without the services of John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau, Rick Tocchet and, Keith Jones.
Dec. 16, 2000 -- Philly won 6-3 at home led by Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3). Tocchet also fought Randy McKay, one of five bouts in the game. Roman Cechmanek, who signed a contract extension earlier in the day, made 30 saves. Martin Brodeur surrendered six goals on 26 shots. Philly led 4-1 and then 4-3 but Chris McAllister and Gagne scored 21 seconds apart. McAllister snapped a 94-game scoring drought. Kent Manderville played his 100th consecutive regular-season game without a goal, but nearly scored twice: he hit the post once and later scored as a whistle blew; "If I ever go to Atlantic City, I'm not going with him," Tocchet said.
Jan. 2, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) and Martin Brodeur (24 saves) hooked up in a 1-1 draw in NJ. Daymond Langkow and John Madden exchanged goals. Devils' John Madden said "For some reason, we've come out flat against them" when asked about NJ's 0-1-2 season-record against the Flyers.
Jan. 18, 2001 -- Scott Gomez (1-2-3) won two faceoffs in the opening 4:15 which led to goals and the Devils skated to a 7-1 win in Philadelphia. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves in a duel with fellow All-Star (both were selected for the upcoming game) Roman Cechmanek who, when he learned of the choice, said through a translator "He (Cechmanek) thinks it came too fast. He'd be happier if he didn't get nominated. He doesn't want to be considered a star."
Mar. 10, 2001 -- John Madden scored with 47 seconds to play in NJ's 3-2 win on a Saturday afternoon in Philly. There were five fights in the game including three involving Jim McKenzie of the Devils who fought Chris McAllister twice. P.J. Stock (Flyers) and Turner Stevenson (Devils) hooked up in a short but feisty clash but the best of the day was a lenghty scrap between Rick Tocchet and Scott Stevens.
Nov. 17, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 33 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at New Jersey. Simon Gagne snapped a 1-1 tie in the first minute of the third period. A slumping Petr Sykora was removed from the Devils' A-Line for Andreas Salomonsson in order to generate more offense throughout the lineup.
Nov. 20, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 42 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philly. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) scored with 3:22 to play in the third period. NJ held a 20-3 shot advantage in the third period but Cechmanek rescued the Flyers. John LeClair (2-1-3), Justin Williams (1-2-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2)collected all eight individual points for the Flyers in the game.
Jan. 10, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves and the Flyers scored three times in 2:59 of the second period in a 3-2 home win. Jiri Dopita (1-1-2, seven points in his last two games), Kim Johnsson (0-2-2) and Eric Weinrich (0-2-2) combined for six points. Mike Commodore mistakenly tipped Donald Brashear's shot behind Martin Brodeur to make it 3-1. NJ outshot Philly 36-20.
Feb. 27, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek (22 saves) recorded the first Flyers' shutout in this series in 15 years in a 1-0 win at NJ. JVB made 32 saves for the Devils in his first game in nearly 11 months; he was signed as a free agent earlier in the month. Simon Gagne scored his 25th goal when he slipped past Brian Rafalski after a perfect feed from Jeremy Roenick. Of the game's four penalties called, three came in the opening five minutes then another later in the period. Scott Niedermayer left the game in the second period and did not return after suffering a pinch nerve in his neck following a collision with Ruslan Fedotenko.
Apr. 10, 2002 -- John Madden scored 9:18 into the third period and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves to record his 55th NHL shutout (second against the Flyers) in NJ's 1-0 home win.
Nov. 7, 2002 -- Jamie Langenbrunner scored an unassisted goal with 7:23 left in the third period and Martin Brodeur recorded his 56th career NHL shutout by making 23 saves in NJ's 1-0 victory in Philadelphia. The Devils didn't allow a shot on goal during five power-play opportunities, including a 5-on-3.
Dec. 2, 2002 -- Brian Gionta scored in OT to give NJ the 1-0 win, their third straight against the Flyers by a 1-0 score. Martin Brodeur had all three shutouts. The teams played their fourth consecutive 1-0 game.
Jan. 30, 2003 -- NJ scored three first period goals en route to a 5-1 win. The Flyers' lone goal snapped Martin Brodeur's personal shutout streak in this series at 265:02 when Eric Chouinard scored with under two minutes to play. An oddity happened in the game when Pavel Brendl, who had been scratched on the official lineup, was dressed to start the game and Dennis Seidenberg, who was listed to play, was not in the lineup. The officials sent Brendl to the dressing room with 6:50 to play; Seidenberg replaced him in the second period.
Feb. 18, 2003 -- Jeff Friesen scored with 4:45 to play in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves. Donald Brashear (1-1-2) had two points for the Flyers.
Mar. 17, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 27 saves and Sami Kapanen had three points in a 4-2 road win which was a battle for first place in the Atlantic Division. Cechmanek made key saves on Scott Gomez and Joe Nieuwendyk in the third period and also on Patrick Elias who had a breakaway while killing a penalty. Eric Weinrich scored a SHG.
Oct. 30, 2003 -- Mike Rupp scored his second goal of the game and NJ rallied from a 2-goal hole to win 3-2 at home. The Devils held a 28-16 shots advantage including 6-1 in the third period.
Dec. 12, 2003 -- Keith Primeau scored with 6:25 left in regulation and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in NJ. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-21. Scott Niedermeyer's goal estimated at 100-feet beat Jeff Hackett in the final minute of the first period to give NJ a 2-0 lead. The score was 2-2 after two periods. Sami Kapanen (1-2-3) led the offense. With 49 seconds left in OT, Martin Brodeur and Tony Amonte were penalized for roughing in the crease.
Dec. 13, 2003 -- Martin Brodeur made 32 saves in NJ's 2-0 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 32-22 shot advantage including 8-1 in the first period.
Feb. 10, 2004 --Antero Niittymaki -- third on the depth chart -- made 35 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne and Danny Markov each scored PPGs to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead after two periods; prior to the goals, the Flyers were on an 0-for-27 skid against NJ on the PP.
Mar. 9, 2004 -- Robert Esche made 20 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in Continental Arena. Michal Handzus, John LeClair and Mark Recchi collected eight points. LeClair assisted on a pair of first period goals and then added an ENG.
Mar. 13, 2004 -- Robert Esche made 37 saves and Marcus Ragnarsson scored in the third period in a 2-1 Flyers' home win. NJ outshot Philly 38-21.
Apr. 5, 2004 -- On the last day of the regular season, the Devils lost 3-1 at home to Boston while the Flyers and Islanders tied 3-3. Because of the scores, the Flyers surpassed New Jersey in the standings with 101 points to the Devils' 100 points and gained the Division Title and third seed in the upcoming playoffs. The Devils would be the opening round opponent.
Apr. 8, 2004 -- In Game 1 of the opening round series in Philly, the Flyers won 3-2 as Robert Esche made 37 saves in his first NHL PO start. Simon Gagne scored in the first period, Jeremy Roenick in the second period and a beauty by Keith Primeau in the third gave Philly a 3-0 lead. The Devils scored twice within 35 seconds, less than a minute after Primeau's tally, to narrow their gap to 3-2. Roenick decided the day of this game to not wear a protective mask even though he suffered a broken jaw less than two months prior. "If it breaks, it breaks. There is nothing I can do about it," said JR when pressed. Primeau and Kim Johnsson each had two points. NJ outshot Philly 39-26. Scott Stevens missed a Devils' PO game for the first time due to post-concussion syndrome; he last played January 7 and did not play in the series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jMcgtHzEIg
Apr. 10, 2004 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Robert Esche made 24 stops, Alexei Zhamnov and Jeremy Roenick each had two points and the Flyers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Devils. Zhamnov jammed a loose puck past Martin Brodeur, 2:40 after NJ evened the score, and the Flyers went up for good, 2-1. NJ outshot Philly 26-18. Patrick Sharp replace Claude Lapointe in the Flyers' lineup who was placed in the NHL's substance abuse program. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhlQlhy5sGI
Apr. 12, 2004 -- In Game 3 at NJ, the Devils won 4-2 by scoring three times on five PP chances. Patrik Elias (2-0-2), who scored the GWG when his shot banked off Kim Johnsson, Paul Martin (1-1-2), Scott Gomez (0-3-3) and Brian Gionta (1-2-3) led the offense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4VTo...eature=related
Apr. 14, 2004 -- In Game 4 at NJ, Robert Esche made 35 saves in the Flyers' key 3-0 victory. Esche was brilliant throughout the contest and silenced his many critics. After the contest, Martin Brodeur said ''It's not like they're outplaying us. The only reason they won this game is because of Esche.'' Flyers' defensemen accounted for four of the team's nine points. NJ outshot Philly 35-25 but all 25 Devils' shots in the first two periods were stopped by Esche with the Flyers up 1-0. Kim Johnsson scored 1:18 into the game the game's only tally until Alexei Zhamnov, off a sweet feed from Vladimir Malakhov, scored 4:45 into the third period; Keith Primeau added a third goal with just under four minutes to play. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgaIB...eature=related
2004 -- April 17 -- In Game 5 in Phily, Danny Markov's 40-foot wrist shot with 5:23 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Robert Esche made 31 saves in the Flyers' series clinching victory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ta4hRpv44 Sami Kapanen added an ENG. Scott Niedermayer scored NJ's lone goal which snapped Esche's shutout streak at 106:36. Alexei Zhamnov had two points, including a goal that made it 1-0 in the first period. Igor Larionov played his final NHL game. Philly went 4-for-12 on the PP in the series after ending the regular season on a 1-for-37 skid.
Oct. 7, 2005 --Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves and the Flyers scored the last five goals during a 5-2 home win. Just past the midway point, the Devils led 2-0 but Simon Gagne scored twice to even the game after two periods. Gagne's second goal was awarded after a video replay overturned an on-ice ruling as it showed that Martin Brodeur pulled the puck out from behind the goal line with his glove. Jon Sim scored the GWG at the 0:39 mark of the third period. Michal Handzus and Turner Stevenson (SHG) finished the scoring. NJ went 2-for-9 on the PP. It was the Flyers' first win in the post-lockout era, in the team's second game.
Nov. 30, 2005 -- The Flyers won for the fifth straight regular season game in this series as Robert Esche made 30 saves in the 2-1 win. NJ's lone goal was by Thomas Pihlman, the only goal he scored in his brief NHL career. Including the POs, the Flyers beat the Devils for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings. Both Flyers' goals came in under four minutes.
Jan. 9, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur recorded his 77th career shutout as he stopped 22 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. The Devils had just 16 shots but scored in each period and went 2-for-6 on the PP.
Mar. 1, 2006 -- Viktor Kozlov scored the only goal in the shootout and the Devils won 2-1 at home. Martin Brodeur made 26 saves. Kozlov gave NJ a 1-0 lead in the first period. Brian Savage evened the score. Robert Esche made 31 saves.
Mar. 21, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 21 saves and Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble each had two points in a 2-1 home win. Simon Gagne gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:49 into the game with his 40th goal of the season. Forsberg scored about five minutes later on the PP.
Apr. 1, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves and Brian Gionta had two assists in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly.
Apr. 13, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves in NJ's 4-1 home win. Zach Parise scored twice and Brian Gionta had three assists.
Apr. 16, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 25 saves and Patrik Elias scored twice in New Jersey's 5-1 home win.
Oct. 14, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 25 saves and Brian Gionta scored in the third period to lift New Jersey to a 3-2 home win.
Dec. 2, 2006 -- The Devils recorded a 4-3 win in Philadelphia as Zach Parise and Brian Gionta netted the lone goals in the shootout. Brad Lukowich scored a SHG with 2:12 left in regulation to even the game 3-3. Todd Fedoruk (1-1-2) scored 1:37 into the game in his first game back with the Flyers. Randy Jones (1-1-2)gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves in the loss.
Dec. 8, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur moved ahead of Ed Belfour into second place on the NHL's all-time wins list with 462 as he made 28 saves in the Devils' 2-0 win in NJ. Brodeur also tied Glenn Hall for third place with his 84th career regular season shutout, seven of which have come against the Flyers. The Devils scored twice on the PP including Jamie Langenbrunner's GWG 3:37 into the game.
Jan. 20, 2007 -- Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead NJ to a 4-3 Saturday afternoon home win. Kyle Calder and Simon Gagne gave the Flyers one-goal leads in the third period. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves.
Feb. 1, 2007 -- Despite a record-setting performance by rookie Alexandre Picard, the Devils recorded a 6-5 victory with late goals in the third period and the overtime. Picard, who played a game-high 32:42, had five assists which set Flyers' team records for most assists by a rookie in a game and by any defenseman in a game. Brad Lukowich scored the GWG with 49.5 seconds remaining in OT. Zach Parise knotted the score at 5-5 with 31.8 seconds to play in the third period. Philly owned a 9-2 shot edge in the extra period. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) had 3+ point outings for the Flyers while the Devils' were led by Patrik Elias (1-2-3) and Travis Zajac (2-0-2).
Mar. 6, 2007 -- In Martin Biron's home debut with the Flyers, Simon Gagne scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 5-4 win, snapping an 8-game (0-5-3) skid to the Devils. Gagne's goal was his 13th against Martin Brodeur, the most he has scored against any goalie. NJ blew three one-goal leads but tied the score 4-4 with 5:35 to play in regulation. The Flyers outshot NJ 44-41.
Mar. 30, 2007 -- NJ broke a scoreless tie with two goals in the final 1:20 of the second period, including the final ten seconds, en route to a 3-1 home win. Martin Brodeur won his 45th game of the season. The Devils outshot Philly 24-15 including 9-2 in the third period.
Apr. 5, 2007 -- With the Devils' 3-2 triumph, Martin Brodeur won for the 48th time to break Bernie Parent's NHL record for most victories by a goalie in one season. Brodeur made 34 saves. Jim Dowd's SHG midway in the third period turned out to be the GWG for the Devils.
Oct. 18, 2007 -- Martin Biron stopped all 38 shots in a 4-0 victory for the Flyers. The Flyers scored three goals in seven minutes of the second period. The Devils held a 15-2 shot advantage after the scoreless first period. Zach Parise (8), Paul Martin (6) and Brian Gionta (5) had 19 shots in the loss. Martin Brodeur gave up four goals on just 18 shots.
Nov. 8, 2007 -- NJ scored three times in the last 5:32 of the first period, the first two within 18 seconds and the last two by Dainius Zubrus. The Devils outshot the Flyers 39-14. Antero Niittymaki stopped all 24 shots in relief of Martin Biron. The Flyers played the last game of an eight-game road trip.
Nov. 17, 2007 -- Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and became the second NHL goalie (Patrick Roy) to win 500 games as the Devils won 6-2 in Philly. Brodeur improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers.
Dec. 16, 2007 -- John Madden scored twice in NJ's 4-2 home win. Madden's second goal gave NJ a 2-1 lead midway in the middle period and it came 40 seconds after Martin Brodeur stopped Danny Briere on a penalty shot. NJ outshot Philly 38-31.
Jan. 4, 2008 -- Martin Brodeur stopped 36 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. Brodeur had his 96th career shutout and the Devils won for the 11th straight home game in this series. Brodeur beat the Flyers for the 40th time in his 515 career victories. After the game, Travis Zajac said "I guess I got close to (Derian Hatcher) him and he bit me." Hatcher countered by saying "He got his glove on my tooth, almost pulled it out. It's all sore."
Jan. 22, 2008 -- Johnny Oduya had four (1-3-4) points and NJ won 7-3 in Philly. NJ led 5-3 after two periods with all but one goal scored via the PP, the last coming off the stick of Jeff Carter with 7.7 seconds left in the middle period. The Devils went 5-for-8 on the PP. Patrik Elias and Zach Parise each scored twice. The Flyers entered the game with a 10-1-2 mark in their prior 13 contests.
Mar. 28, 2008 --The Flyers gained a much needed point in their PO bid despite a 5-4 shootout loss. NJ won at home in this series for the 12th (9-0-2-1) straight time by winning the SO 3-2 (three shots apiece). Mike Knuble scored with 56 seconds left in regulation
Apr. 4, 2008 -- In perhaps their most important game of the 2007-08 regular season, Martin Biron made 22 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. R.J. Umberger scored in the first period and Scottie Upshall and Joffrey Lupul scored 37 seconds apart midway in the third period, goals that drove Martin Brodeur from the net. Prior to the game, Mike Knuble "implore(d)" Flyers' fan to show up early for the game due to its significance. Lauren Hart shared a duet with the late Kate Smith on "God Bless America" and the tone was set at the Wachovia Center.
Oct. 24, 2008 -- Mike Richards (0-4-4) led Philly to a 6-3 victory which was the team's first win in the 2008-09 season (0-3-3 start) and also ended a 12-game (0-11-1) regular season skid at NJ. Head coach John Stevens said of Richards' effort "He was our leader tonight. It was a great effort from our captain." Martin Biron settled down after a shaky start and was perfect 14-for-14 in the final period. The Devils took a 3-2 lead with 19 seconds to play in the first period but the Flyers scored twice in the second period and two more in the third period. Scott Hartnell had the GWG and added and ENG.
Oct. 25, 2008 -- Philly swept the home-and-home series with a rousing 3-2 OT win at home. Jeff Carter scored 3:44 seconds into overtime and Martin Biron made 29 saves. The winning tally came seconds after a fan tossed a smoke bomb onto the ice, delaying the game for about five minutes after a review of a possible goal by Simon Gagne was negated. Carter, Ossi Vaananen and Braydon Coburn each had two points. In the middle period, two fights happened simultaneously at the 3:15 mark: Riley Cote fought Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond while Arron Asham battled Mike Rupp. Because the latter fight started moments later, the duo was tossed from the contest for being involved in a second altercation -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-fsnYxl6FA
Dec. 4, 2008 -- Patrik Elias scored the tying and winning goals in the Devils' 3-2 overtime victory at Philadelphia. Elias' 15th overtime goal pulled him into a tie with Mats Sundin and Jaromir Jagr for the NHL record. After evening the game 2-2 with 1:30 left in regulation, Elias won it at 2:46 of the OT. Scottie Upshall's PPG with 4:28 to play in the third gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Scott Clemmensen made 29 stops for the victory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiH7APCu2yk
Dec. 21, 2008 -- NJ recorded a 3-2 home win when Travis Zajac scored in the fifth round of a 2-1 shootout win; Jamie Langenbrunner tied it 1-1 on the Devils' third try. Scott Clemmensen made 27 saves for the win. Randy Jones returned to the Flyers lineup after missing the season's first 32 games (hip injury).
Mar. 1, 2009 -- Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and recorded his 100th NHL shutout in NJ's 3-0 home win. Brodeur defeated the Flyers for the 43rd time. Johnny Oduya (1-1-2) led the offense.
Mar. 23, 2009 -- Jeff Carter (40th goal) and Simon Gagne (1-2-3, 30th goal) scored in the opening 3:01 of the third period and Martin Biron made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. Carter became the 13th Flyer to reach the 40-goal mark in a single season and it was the 37th time that feat has been accomplished in team history. Philly reached the 40-win mark for the 24th time in franchise history. Martin Brodeur made 21 saves in the loss. Comical bench antics -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkRBL...eature=related
2009 -- Oct. 3 at NJ -- 7:00
2009 -- Nov. 16 at Phila -- 7:00
2009 -- Dec. 12 at NJ -- 7:00
2010 -- Feb. 8 at Phila -- 7:00
2010 -- Feb. 10 at NJ -- 7:00
2010 -- Mar. 28 at Phila -- 7:00
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Mar 26 -- Panthers at Flyers -- 7:00
03-22-2009 11:06 PM
This game is also very big. I really hope they come out Flying...
03-22-2009 11:08 PM
Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles
[*]2000 -- May 26 -- In Game 7 at Philadelphia, Patrik Elias' second goal of the game, with 2:32 left in the third period, snapped a 1-1 tie. Elias gave NJ a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into a PP early in the first, about a minute before Scott Stevens drilled Eric Lindros which resulted in Lindros' sixth concussion. The NHL fined the Flyers $10,000 after the game due to the lack of disclosure of information regarding the Lindros injury. Rick Tocchet evened the game with a PP in the second period. Philly outshot NJ 27-18.
12 year-old FlyHigh cried his heart out after this game while his (non-hockey fan) parents looked on in disgust.
It was painful.
03-22-2009 11:09 PM
03-22-2009 11:12 PM
03-22-2009 11:21 PM
lets go flyers!! big game... beat NJ for me please!!
03-22-2009 11:23 PM
win again. please.
03-22-2009 11:25 PM
This is the real test! Go Flyers!!!
03-22-2009 11:27 PM
Wow, so many games on national TV!! Please crush debbies @ home.
03-22-2009 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by FlyHigh
12 year-old FlyHigh cried his heart out after this game while his (non-hockey fan) parents looked on in disgust.
It was painful.
That playoff year was the closest I've ever come to predicting a perfect playoff bracket. In a CNN pool that year I had everything right until the Conference Finals when I picked the Avs to beat the Stars and the Flyers to beat the Devils. So close. I (obviously) chose the Flyers over the Avs in the Finals.
Great job, MSE.
Carry the momentum of the big road win into a big home win, boys. The Devils, aside from Brodeur, played well Sunday; they'll be motivated to get a positive result from this one.
03-22-2009 11:34 PM
Yet another huge game.
Please win Flyers.
03-22-2009 11:37 PM
03-23-2009 12:26 AM
Lets win this ****!
**** NJ! Send those tool bags back down, their end of the turnpike.
03-23-2009 12:55 AM
Glad to see that Jersey also played yesterday. So Nitty is in net for this one?
I hate playing these guys, but we will win. GO FLYERS GO
03-23-2009 12:58 AM
yeah who's in net?
03-23-2009 02:04 AM
03-23-2009 03:23 AM
Originally Posted by Scarfo
It took me about 8 seconds to go from hating your avatar to loving it :laugh:
03-23-2009 03:50 AM
fab GDT MSE! :) Thanks once again :yo:
LET IT ROCK FLYERS!!!!:yo::yo::yo::yo::yo:
03-23-2009 06:37 AM
03-23-2009 06:47 AM
I don't care how. Just win.
03-23-2009 07:16 AM
At what time (for a 7pm start) do the teams come out and warm up and do stuff like flip pucks into the crowd and stuff?
03-23-2009 07:21 AM
Originally Posted by JXC
At what time (for a 7pm start) do the teams come out and warm up and do stuff like flip pucks into the crowd and stuff?
From about 6:30 til 6:45.
03-23-2009 07:53 AM
i concur. please win.
03-23-2009 08:16 AM
Originally Posted by DeadPhish5858
From about 6:30 til 6:45.
Seriously? Just for 15 minutes, 15 minutes before game time?
03-23-2009 08:24 AM
Originally Posted by JXC
Seriously? Just for 15 minutes, 15 minutes before game time?