FLYERS-MAPLE LEAFS' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 77-48-22-2.
The Flyers' regular season home record is 45-21-8-0.
The Flyers' regular season road record is 32-27-14-2.
Toronto is 8-3-2 in the last 13 games.
Toronto is 6-2-0 in the last eight regular season games played in Philadelphia.
The Flyers have won five of the six PO series and have an all-time record of 22-14 in 36 games (14-5 home, 8-9 away).
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 for the eventual GWG.
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 career and 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. Philadelphia 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. Marv Edwards picked up the win by making 31 saves. The Flyers led 2-0 before Ron Ellis had Toronto's first two goals. Mike Walton scored the GWG. Bernie Parent made 37 saves in the loss.
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.
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 join the Flyers later in the month via a trade.
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 the 1971 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. Bruce Gamble made 34 saves in his Flyers' debut.
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 losing goalie, he was 8-1-2 in 11 lifetime decisions against the Flyers entering this game.
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. In 26 meetings, the Flyers owned a record of 9-9-8 against the Leafs.
1972 -- February 5 -- Bruce Gamble was spectacular as he stopped 44 of 45 shots in Philly's 3-1 win in Toronto. The win was the Flyers' first road victory since October 16, 1971, a stretch of 19 games (0-15-4) -- a record skid that exists through 2008-09. 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 and Ross Lonsberry added a third period goal.
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 (2-1-3) and Bobby Taylor 35 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win. The game marked the NHL debut of future Hall-of-Famer Bill Barber who had an assist. The attendance of 15.514 was the largest to witness an NHL game in the state of Pennsylvania.
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 -- Rick MacLeish (4-3-7) set a team record (since broken) for points in a game with seven and the Flyers obliterated Toronto 10-0 in the Spectrum. MacLeish became the first Flyer to reach the 40-goal figure and had nine of his team's 41 shots. Doug Favell had 29 saves for the shutout. Gary Donhoefer (2-1-3) and Ross Lonsberry (1-2-3) had three points each.
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 -- Ms. Kate Smith made her first live appearance at a Flyers' game and Bernie Parent made 28 saves to lead the Flyers to a 2-0 season-opening win in the Spectrum. 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. Former Flyer Doug Favell opposed Parent in the nets. Borje Salming, in his second NHL game, fought with Dave Schultz.
1973 -- December 8 -- Philadelphia's Bernie Parent made 31 saves and Tom Bladon and Bobby Clarke each had two points in a 3-1 win in Toronto. Dunc Wilson made 34 saves in the loss.
1974 -- February 13 -- The Flyers won 3-1 in Toronto. Bernie Parent 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 who played a total of one game for the Flyers. Flett played one season for the Leafs.
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 spearing (and a fighting major) 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. Dunc Wilson made 37 saves in the loss for Toronto. Bernie Parent made 19 saves for the victory.
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 -- The Leafs' Ron Ellis scored twice in the third period in a 4-4 tie at Toronto. Bernie Parent was removed in the third period when struck in the left collarbone by a shot and replaced by Bobby Taylor. Parent played the next night against Los Angeles and recorded a shutout victory. Bob Kelly fought Tiger Williams.
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. Bernie Parent and rookie Leafs' goalie Gord McRae each made 20 saves.
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. Bernie Parent needed to stop just 13 shots. Andre Dupont's PPG made it 1-0 early in the middle period 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. Gord McRae made 26 saves in the loss for Toronto.
1975 -- April 17 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Bernie Parent stopped 31 shots and Rick MacLeish had two points in the Flyers 2-0 victory. Gary Dornhoefer gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 3:08 mark then MacLeish added a second period goal. 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. Gord McRae of Toronto made 25 saves.
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 (2-0-2) had two first period goals with Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) assisting on both. 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. Gord McRae made 29 saves in the loss, Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the victory. Schultz and Dave Dunn battled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLOmTYO8ISI and Orest Kindrachuk with Errol Thompson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVwWI2ad5w0
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 stops in a 1-1 tie at Toronto. 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 (23 saves) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) led the way in the Flyers' 4-1 victory. Mel Bridgman and Bill Barber each had two assists. Bobby Clarke and Barber combined for 14 shots. Philly was 2-for-2 on the PP. Wayne Thomas made 43 saves in a loss.
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-high 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. Wayne Thomas made 25 saves, Borje Salming celebrated his 25th birthday with two points (including a breakaway goal) and Darryl Sittler added two assists to lead Toronto. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Mel Bridgman scored twice for the Flyers.
1976 -- April 20 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Bernie Parent made 26 saves, Don Saleski (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick and Reggie Leach had three points (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 7-1 victory. The teams combined to score four second period goals (three by the Flyers, including two in 13 seconds) in a span of 1:33 which established an NHL record -- http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app/?serv...ticleid=436540 Leach's two goals were scored in a 0:27 span and finished the scoring. 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. 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. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-39. 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). Schultz-Scott Garland fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i5krW2h7xs
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. Bernie Parent made 21 saves for the victory. 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 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3) and Don Saleski each scored twice. Kindrachuk and Saleski each scored within 18 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. Mel Bridgman added three assists. The Flyers 5-2 lead was trimmed to 5-4 but Ross Lonsberry and Kindrachuk scored with 26 seconds to halt the comeback.
1977 -- February 5 -- The Flyers rallied for a 7-5 victory in Toronto after blowing a 5-2 third period lead. The Leafs scored three times in a span of 2:43 midway in the latter half of the third period. Reggie Leach and Tom Bladon scored in the last five minutes of the game. Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Bill Barber (1-2-3) combined for eight points (5-3-8). Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves for the win. It was the first time Mike Palmateer faced the Flyers, he gave up all seven goals but won his next five appearances against Philly. The victory extended the Flyers unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (12-0-4).
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; Toronto won for just the second time in the last 25 regular season games in this series. 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpkDrxQuZJI
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. Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald and Tiger Williams combined for six points on the Leafs' first two goals. Toronto goalie Mike Palmateer removed himself from the game at 37:52 complaining of dizziness from the flu and back trouble and was replaced by Wayne Thomas. Rick MacLeish and Bob Dailey scored PPGs. 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 two PPGs in the first period and stretched the lead to 3-0 in the opening minute of the second period. Toronto skated with just four regular healthy defensemen. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 28-20; Ian Turnbull had seven of Toronto's 20 shots. Bernie Parent was removed after the second period for 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 completed what is arguably their greatest all-time rally in a series-tying 6-5 victory when Reggie Leach (2-1-3) netted the GWG with 50 seconds left in OT. 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 handed at 12:20. The two Flyers 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 a goading Tiger Williams. The daunting task at hand with about seven minutes remaining: a three-goal deficit and three men tossed from the lineup. Then, the unpredictable happened. Mel Bridgman scored with 5:49 to play, Tom Bladon (1-2-3) scored with 1:49 to play and Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) scored 16 seconds later tied the contest amd sent it to overtime. Darryl Sittler had four assists for the Leafs. 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 intentionally 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 -- Mike Palmateer (31 saves), Darryl Sittler (3-0-3) and Errol Thompson (2-1-3) led the Leafs to a 6-1 home win. Toronto outshot Philly 40-32. There were three fights, two involving Lanny McDonald (vs. Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont). The Flyers, who began the season 4-0-0 and out-scored the four opponents 31-3, lost for the first time.
1977 -- October 23 -- Mike Palmateer made 30 saves and Toronto won 6-3 in Philly, beating the Flyers on consecutive nights. The Leafs led 3-0 at the 6:46 mark but the Flyers closed to within 4-3 after two periods. There were five separate fighting majors including three involving Tiger Williams who twice fought Andre Dupont.
1978 -- March 1 -- Mike Palmateer made 31 saves and 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. Gord McRae took the loss.
1978 -- October 21 -- Mike Palmateer stopped 24 shots in the Leafs 2-0 victory. Behn Wilson (17 PIMs), in his first regular season NHL fight and fifth game, battled Tiger Williams -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXveri291Lg in the opening minute. Dan Maloney and Darryl Sittler scored first period goals off Bernie Parent.
1978 -- October 26 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves (and added an assist), Behn Wilson scored the game's first two goals (in his eighth NHL game) 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. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves. The Leafs' Tiger Williams scored twice in the third period.
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. The game was the second to last that Parent played as he suffered a career-ending eye injury three days later. Tom Gorence got Philly 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 including Joel Quenneville's first NHL goal. Ballard claimed he didn't fired the head coach, but that Neilson was "put on furlough for a day or two" and as a "stunt to put turpentine up their ass"; it was 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" which 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 -- The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Toronto on Dan Maloney's third period goal for the Leafs. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. Toronto scored three PPGs, the Flyers had two. Phil Myre made 36 saves for the Flyers. Ken Linseman and Behn Wilson each had two points. The Leafs held a 40-25 shots advantage.
1980 -- March 1 -- The Leafs scored two third period PPGs and rallied from three goals down for a 3-3 tie in Toronto. Rick Vaive scored 18 seconds into a 5-on-3 to knot the game 3-3. Dan Maloney fought Mike Busniuk and Bob Kelly during the contest. 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 Philly. It was the first time the Flyers were shut out in 105 games (Jan. 16, 1979 by Atlanta). Palmateer finished his first stint in Toronto with a 7-2-3 record in 12 regular season decisions against the Flyers. 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=wtDlg9TyxVs
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. A brief Andre Dupont-Laurie Boschman conflict -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm7ygv7xtPs
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 former Flyers' assistant Mike Nykoluk who went from the Leafs' broadcasting booth to the bench. Reggie Leach scored two PPGs in the first period. The Flyers held a 4-1 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG in the third period but the Leafs rallied to tie on a Bill Derlago goal with 2:03 to play.
1981 -- March 15 -- Brian Propp scored with 0:21 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at Philadelphia. Toronto scored three early third period goals, started by Darryl Sittler's 40th, to take a 4-2. Tom Gorence made it 4-3. Michel Larocque made 43 saves for the Leafs. Philly held a 47-26 shots advantage. Bobby Clarke and Darryl Sittler got 5-minute slashing majors with 54 seconds remaining. Among the fights was Reid Bailey-David Shand ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaeMOjUqBkU ) and Paul Holmgren and Vitezslav Duris ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzj-bKmrC3I ).
1981 -- November 14 -- Vincent Trembley (25 saves) and Borje Salming (1-2-3) led Toronto to a 4-0 home win. Billy Harris scored with one second remaining in the opening period to give the Leafs a 3-0 lead.
1981 -- November 24 -- In Philadelphia, Pete Peeters made 27 saves and Brian Propp (2-2-4) was a key part of the Flyers' 43-shot attack in a 6-3 win. Philadelphia was 0-4-4 in the last eight games against the Leafs.
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 engineered an oppressive offensive attack in a 7-1 home victory. Philly outshot Toronto 22-1 after one period (2-0 lead), 42-8 after two periods (3-1 lead) and 59-18. The Flyers out-scored the Leafs 4-0 in the third period. Tim Kerr (3-0-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the scoring. Darryl Sittler, in his first game against his former club, picked up an assist 10:25 into the game which made it 1-0. The Leafs' lone goal was a shorty by Rick Vaive, his 54th goal of the season. Michel Larocque made 52 stops but surrendered seven goals.
1983 -- January 11 -- The Flyers and Leafs exchanged goaltenders as Rick St. Croix headed to Toronto and Michel "Bunny" Larocque was sent 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 later, the Leafs led 2-1; however, Mark Taylor of the Flyers finished the scoring. Bobby Clarke had two assists.
1983 -- March 24 -- Ron Flockhart had four points (2-2-4) in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. 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 -- Dave Poulin (2-0-2) made his NHL debut a memorable one as he was named third star of the game after being promoted from the AHL to replace the injured Lindsay Carson. The Flyers won the game 6-1 in Toronto. Years later, Poulin reflected on the event: "I remember everything. There were two games to go in the season, I remember walking into Maple Leaf Gardens and I didn't know a solitary soul on the team. And growing up in Toronto the way I did, just playing there was a thrill. And I scored on my first two shots. The first one came on a pass from Darryl Sittler, and he was a boyhood idol of mine and the next one came on a power play . . . no one knew me and I just knew my feet weren't touching the ground." Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (0-3-3) each had three points. 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 scored twice for the Leafs. The Flyers snapped a skid of 11 (0-6-5) straight games without a win playing in Toronto.
1983 -- October 23 -- Philly won 8-5 in the Spectrum behind a 50-shot attack against 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 recorded a 24-save shutout in the Flyers' 7-0 victory in Philadelphia. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) had two of the game's first three goals and was named top star. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) also had three points. Mike Palmateer made 35 saves on 42 shots. The Flyers dominated the final period, 16-3 in shots and 3-0 in goals.
1984 -- December 12 -- The Leafs recorded a 6-3 home win as ex-Flyer Rick St. Croix made 31 saves and the Leafs scored three times in the third period. Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Stew Gavin (2-0-2) combined for five points. Ilkka Sinisalo's second goal of the game evened the score 3-3 for the Flyers in the third period but Bill Derlago scored the go-ahead goal 11 seconds later. Pelle Lindbergh made 37 saves in the loss. Toronto snapped an 8-game (0-7-1) skid in this series.
1985 -- February 21 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 15 saves and Dave Brown, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had two points in Philly's 4-1 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers trailed 1-0 after the first period but scored three times in a span of 2:11 in the middle period. Derrick Smith added a goal in the last period. Glen Cochrane beat Jeff Brubaker in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD94plnYPwc
1985 -- March 16 -- Ron Sutter scored the 5,000th goal in franchise history and five other Flyers scored as won 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 to a 6-3 victory in Philly. Darren Jensen was replaced midway in the second period with Toronto up 5-2.
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 gave the Flyers a 6-5 win in Toronto. Twenty seconds before the goal, there were 24 PIMs handed to each side, including two fighting majors per team and the ejections of the Flyers' Lindsay Carson and the Leafs' Bill Root for a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T07GATNe2BI ) at the same stoppage of play when Brad McCrimmon and Wendel Clark battled -- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj8ryB28WtY ). With 5:46 to play in a scorless third period, Rick Tocchet was tossed for interjecting in a Ron Sutter-Craig Muni scrum -- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCRzOGgCEUA ). Philly rallied from a 2-0 hole to take a 3-2 lead after one period. Toronto evened the score 5-5 after two periods. Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense. Geoff Courtnall had (1-2-3) three points to lead the Leafs. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 40-20. Don Edwards made 34 saves in the loss. Chico Resch was replaced after surrending five goals on 12 shots; Bob Froese was a perfect 8-for-8.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPd7Aoawjo4
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. Stevens vs. Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-lL4il5jwE
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. The Leafs' Al Iafrate was a minus-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 registered a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in Philly's 7-1 victory 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 -- Ken Wregget was traded to Philadelphia for the Flyers' 1st round choice (Rob Pearson) in the 1989 Entry Draft and Calgary's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Steve Bancroft) in 1989 Entry Draft, March 6, 1989.
1989 -- March 19 -- The Flyers won 8-6 in Philadelphia 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 -- Allan Bester made 29 saves and Gary Leeman scored the GWG in the third period of Toronto's 4-1 win in Philadelphia. Gord Murphy of the Flyers was ejected for a high-sticking major at the same time of the winning goal. The Leafs scored twice in the last 68 seconds. Pete Peeters suffered the defeat.
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 ended with a 1-13-5 mark in the 1989-90 season. Pelle Eklund had the GWG. Allan Bester made 38 saves in a defeat.
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 13 -- Scott Mellanby (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (two goals) led the Flyers' offensive attack in a 6-3 win in Toronto. Ron Hextall made 23 stops for the victory. The game was tied 3-3 as the final period began but Gord Murphy and Keith Acton scored early third period goals to lift the Flyers to a 5-3 advantage,
1991 -- December 12 -- The teams skated to a 1-1 tie. Both goals came within a span of 40 seconds in the opening period, Mike Foligno followed a goal by Rod Brind'Amour. Ken Wregget made 26 saves while Grant Fuhr stopped 27 shots.
1992 -- January 25 -- Grant Fuhr (30 saves), Doug Gilmour (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) led Toronto to a 6-4 home win. The Leafs led 3-0 at the 9:11 mark, scoring on their first three shots which forced the removal of Ken Wregget for Ron Hextall, but the Flyers closed to within a goal three different times including 5-4 before Zezel scored an ENG to seal the deal.
1992 -- April 13 -- Dominic Roussel made 36 saves and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) led the offense in Philly's 6-3 win in the Spectrum. Each team had 17 first period shots and 38 in the game.
1993 -- April 4 -- Kevin Dineen scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 26 saves in a 4-0 Flyers' win. Ryan McGill made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the first period.
1993 -- April 10 -- Eric Lindros (1-2-3) and Tommy Soderstrom (24 saves) led the Flyers in a 4-0 win. It was Soderstrom's second shutout against the Leafs in a week and he went 4-0-0 in a stretch of seven nights.
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 -- Felix Potvin made 28 saves and Wendel Clark scored twice in Toronto's 5-3 home 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 tie with 1:03 to play on a blast estimated at 100 MPH. 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 -- The Flyers held the Leafs to the lowest shot total by an opponent in a road game (13) and defeated Toronto 4-0 in the Gardens. Ron Hextall picked up the shutout by stopping the 13 shots. Philly outshot Toronto 33-13, including 13-2 in the first period and 10-3 in the third period. Dale Hawerchuk gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead and John LeClair scored his 40th goal; each also had an assist.
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.
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. Philly 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 -- JVB made 19 saves and the Flyers scored three times in the second period in a 3-1 win at Toronto. Dave Babych scored the Flyers' first goal in Toronto's new Air Canada Centre, then Dan McGillis made it 2-1 41 seconds later, and Eric Lindros added a third goal late in the period. Mark Recchi, acquired earlier in the month from Montreal, suffered a concussion and missed the next three games and five of the following six contests.
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 with 51.5 remaining in OT to give the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Recchi all had multiple point games and recorded all nine individual team points. The Flyers led 2-0 with under three minutes to play and led 2-1 until Sergei Berezin scored with 12 seconds left in the third period. Brian Boucher played solidly for the Flyers. When Leafs' head coach Pat Quinn was asked about the Flyers tough reputation, he said "They've got one line that can pound you and a couple of goofs. You shouldn't really think of them as a pounding team."
1999 -- December 9 -- In a battle of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, Eric Lindros recorded his 11th career regular season hat trick and JVB made 27 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home victory. The Flyers led 3-0 in the third period before the Leafs responded with two goals. 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 -- The Leafs scored three second period goals in a span of 1:43, including two by Garry Valk, and Curtis Joseph made 34 saves in the Leafs' 6-4 home win. After Toronto's flurry made it 5-2, JVB (13 saves) was replaced in the Flyers' net by Brian Boucher who stopped the nine shots he faced. Philly scored two PPGs in the third period to make it 5-4 but, when Chris Therien was penalized with 58 seconds to play, Toronto clinched the win with a PPG. Philly went 3-for-5 on the PP and the Leafs' went 2-for-6 (with a SHG). The game was filled with fights including the dismissals of Sandy McCarthy, Luke Richardson (both of the Flyers) and the Leafs' Tie Domi. Eric Lindros fought Toronto's Alexander Karpovtsev -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH8oFa6TRdE who some Flyers thought went after Lindros' knee. Tie Domi cheap shot Adam Burt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipqwMWVQRE . Afterwards, Toronto head coach Pat Quinn criticized Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson by saying "Are we playing hockey or playing that (19)70's scrum (stuff) that we've already been through? I thought that was a bygone era. When their five guys start throwing punches at your five guys, something's wrong. (Neilson) thinks he's still coaching in the '70s." Neilson responded by saying "(Tie) Domi threw four punches at (Adam) Burt, who couldn't defend himself. You can't sucker somebody like that. I was really surprised at Tie. I think he lost a lot of respect from the guys on my team, and from myself." The day prior to this game, Neilson informed his team that he was diagnosed with cancer. The Leafs posted a message on the scoreboard which read "Roger ... This cheer's for you from all your fans in Toronto." Neilson responded with tears as the 19,000 fans applauded and players on both sides slapped their sticks along the benches to acknowledge the man. "I saw my mug up there so I guessed what was happening. That was kind of an emotional moment for me. That's one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me in hockey."
2000 -- February 9 -- Brian Boucher made 26 saves, Eric Lindros scored twice and the Leafs failed on all seven PPs in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Toronto. Keith Primeau had two assists. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 38-28.
2000 -- November 15 -- Mark Recchi returned to the lineup and scored the GWG in OT goal and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in Philly's 2-1 win at Toronto. Recchi missed 13 of the previous 14 games mainly due to a concussion. 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 and Corey Schwab had 16 saves in Toronto's 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Gary Roberts had an ENG. The Leafs had just two first period shots but outshot the Flyers 20-17 in the game. Todd Fedoruk-Wade Belak fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J0nAR8Z_Wg
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 -- Keith Primeau scored twice and Brian Boucher made 25 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne's second period SHG was the GWG. Tomas Kaberle gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:45 into the game but Primeau tied it 13 seconds later. Toronto went 0-for-9 on the PP. Injured Jeremy Roenick was honored pre-game for scoring his 1,000th NHL point earlier in the season.
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 had third period goals within a span of 0:22 and Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in Toronto. The Leafs tied the game 1-1 on a third period goal.
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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnuENOFPcZA . 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. Shayne Corson quit the Leafs prior to the game due to health and illness reasons after being a healthy scratch for this game ( http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...5-corson_x.htm ).
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 and Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots as the Flyers took a series lead for the first time with a 4-1 win. Dmitry Yushkevich and Simon Gagne also scored. Aki Berg gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:34 into the game but the Flyers scored twice in the last 5:30 of the opening period to take a 2-1 advantage. Philadelphia entered the game 2-for-21 on the PP in the series. Alexander Mogilny returned to the lineup after missing Game 4 due to a concussion symptoms after being hit in the chin by an accidental high stick. The Flyers outshot Toronto 210-134 through five games in this series. Eric Desjardins, who had points in the first three games, was helped off the ice after taking a slapshot off his right 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 a 2-1 win. 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. The Leafs killed a too-many-men minor 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, the thrilling series concluded in the Flyers favor. Justin Williams (1-2-3) was named the game's top star as he had points on the first three goals, while Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Claude Lapointe (1-2-3) also had three-point efforts in a convincing 6-1 home win. Keith Primeau, who entered the game with zero points in the series, was exceptional on both ends of the ice. The Flyers led 2-0 after one period with Williams scoring in the final minute. The lead increased to 3-0 but Gary Roberts scored 26 seconds after exiting the penalty box to put the Leafs on the board with 6:10 left in the middle period. Any chance of a momentum-swing to Toronto was killed when Recchi scored two goals in the waning moments of the second period to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Philly held a 36-19 shots advantage in the game. SERIES RECAP: 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 Flyers arrived in Philadelphia just after 2:00 a.m. yesterday and stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in order to avoid distractions and to focus for Game 7. 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. Roman Cechmanek had a save percentage of .920 (15 goals on 188 shots, 1 ENG). Jeremy Roenick neutralized Mats Sundin (1-3-4) much of the series. Alexander Mogilny(5-2-7) had six points (5-1-6) in the first three games but just one point in the last three games following a Game 4 miss due to a concussion. The Flyers' point leaders was Mark Recchi (6-3-9) followed by Eric Weinrich (2-3-5), Jeremy Roenick (2-3-5), Dimitri Yushkevich (1-4-5) and Juston Williams (1-4-5). Simon Gagne (3-1-4) had three goals.
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.
2004 -- January 16 -- The Flyers chased Ed Belfour from the nets, scored 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. Robert Esche made 21 saves. Keith Primeau scored 3:25 into the game and returned to the lineup after a six-game absence in which the Flyers failed to win (0-4-1-1). Jeremy Roenick sat out this game with a one-game suspension for tossing a water bottle at ref Blaine Angus in a prior game after Angus missed a high-sticking call that bloodied JR. Earlier in the day, Dennis Seidenberg underwent surgery for a broken leg, after teammate Marcus Ragnarsson fell on him in practice, and missed the rest of the regular season.
2004 -- January 17 -- Philadelphia completed the home-and-home sweep with a 4-0 win in Toronto, lifting the Flyers into a first place tie with the Leafs in the Conference. Philly out-scored Toronto 21-3 in the last four meetings. Robert Esche made 35 saves and Michal Handzus scored twice. Jeremy Roenick's attempted check to Mats Sundin instead hit teammate Eric Desjardins which resulted in a broken right arm to the defenseman and an absence in the lineup until April. Four days after the Dennis Seidenberg injury (see Jan. 16), Marcus Ragnarsson suffered a rotator cuff injury and missed two weeks -- the third defenseman injured in a matter of days. The injuries to Desjardins, Ragnarsson and Seidenberg resulted in the Flyers trade of Danny Markov for Justin Williams.
2004 -- March 18 -- Brian Leetch (acquired 15 days earlier) scored the first two goals of his Maple Leafs' career and Toronto held off a late Flyers' rally for a 3-2 win in Philadelphia despite just 14 shots. Philly was held scoreless until 4:28 remained in the third period. Ed Belfour made 26 saves in the victory. Vladimir Malakhov of the Flyers suffered a broken jaw in the game's final four minutes and didn't return to the linup until the regular season finale.
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. Defensemen Eric Desjardins (broken arm) and Kim Johnsson (broken hand) did not dress so the Flyers used forward Sami Kapanen in the role: "I just tried to keep it simple and help the team," said Kapanen, who assisted on Ragnarsson's GWG. Mats Sundin was absent from Toronto's lineup with an injury. Joe Nieuwendyk suffered a back injury and missed the next three games.
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. Robert Esche made 25 saves in the loss, Ed Belfour made 18 saves in the 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 the Captain led the Flyers to a 7-2 rout. According to teammate Sean Burke, Primeau "told us he would be great today and to jump on for the ride." Primeau (3-1-4), Michal Handzus (2-0-2) and Simon Gagne (0-3-3) combined for nine points. Primeau had a team-high five shots and won 67% of his faceoffs (the rest of the team won 43%). The Flyers dominated the opening period, 3-1 on goals and 13-2 on shots. Mark Recchi gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 3:51 into the game and the team led the remainder of the contest. Philadelphia outshot the Leafs 29-11, the lowest PO total by a Flyers' opponent (previous low was 12 by the Rangers in 1986). The Flyers suffered two injuries in the victory: Robert Esche was replaced by Burke after the first period due an upper body injury and then the depleted defense group took another blow when Vladimir Malakhov (out for Game 6, too) suffered a head injury after he was slammed into the boards by Darcy Tucker. Ed Belfour gave up six goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Trevor Kidd. It was a rare PO game in which four goalies surrendered goals. Bryan McCabe was a minus-5 for Toronto. Tie Domi (20 of Toronto's 50 PIMs) was tossed in the third period for unsportsmanlike conduct, following a confrontation with Donald Brashear, then mocked the Flyers' crowd. Joe Nieuwendyk returned to the Leafs' lineup and scored the team's only goal, late in the first period which cut the deficit to 3-1.
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. 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 More video -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY8SVWNHeEY
2005 -- October 11 -- The Leafs scored two third period goals, one by Jeff O'Neill on the PP and another from Eric Lindros, en route to a 4-2 win. Mikael Tellqvist made 31 saves. The game was delayed about 30 minutes due to an electrical issue inside the Air Canada Centre.
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 in the 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 the Leafs scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Toronto.
2007 -- February 15 -- Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves and Toronto scored three first period goals in a 4-2 win in Philadelphia.
2007 -- February 24 --Andrew Raycroft made 22 saves and five Leafs scored in a 5-2 victory in Phiadelphia.
2007 -- April 3 -- Bryan McCabe scored in OT and Andrew Raycroft made 23 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. Raycroft went 4-0-0 in 2006-07 against the Flyers. Martin Biron made 30 saves for the Flyers. Mike York tied the game 2-2 with under five minutes to play in regulation, the fourth and final goal of his brief Flyers' career. Toronto won for the sixth straight time in the series.
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 2:51 to play and Antero Niittymaki was phenomenal as he made 54 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 victory at Toronto. Niittymaki was a perfect 36-for-36 after two periods. Two third period goals by Mats Sundin evened the game 2-2 and placed him past Stan Mikita as the 25th highest scorer in NHL history. The Leafs outshot Philly 56-32 (Jason Blake had 10 shots, Tomas Kaberle had nine and Sundin had eight). Sundin also won 22 of 30 faceoffs; teammate Matt Stajan lost 16 of 19 draws. Philly led 2-0 on two first period goals by Steve Downie (first career NHL goal) and Jeff Carter. Richards' GWG was Philly's second PP chance, compared to six for Toronto. Derian Hatcher-Joffrey Lupul collision -- 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.
2008 -- November 29 -- In Toronto, Vesa Toskala made 28 saves and Dominic Moore (1-1-2) and Nik Antropov (1-1-2) led the offense as the Leafs won 4-2 for the first time in six games. Brian Burke was named the Leafs' GM prior to the game.
2009 -- January 10 -- Martin Biron made 41 saves and Jeff Carter's PPG 5:59 into the third period proved to be the GWG in Philly's 4-1 home win. Andrew Alberts made it 3-1 (his second NHL goal and first with the Flyers) then Carter added an ENG. The Flyers PP went 2-for-4. The Flyers improved to 12-0-2 in the last 14 home games. Highlights -- http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...leafs_flyers10
2009 -- April 1 -- Curtis Joseph made 32 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. The Leafs, eliminated from the post-season race, outplayed and outshot the Flyers 38-34, leading d-man Kimmo Timonen to say "The way we played, that's not a playoff team trying to win the Stanley Cup. Let's be honest, the next six games, it's playoff time for us. It's time to wake up and really, really bear down. It's hard to say what the reason is (for lackluster play) but, whatever it is, it has to change." Martin Biron was replaced after making 25 saves by backup Antero Niittymaki.
2009 -- April 3 -- Jeff Carter (3-1-4) recorded his first NHL hat trick and tied a career-high with four points and Danny Briere (1-3-4) also contributed a career-high-tying four points in the Flyers' 8-5 home win. Philadelphia exploded for a 5-0 first period lead, unofficially the fifth 5-0 lead after one period in team history (unofficially, the first since 1981). The margin expanded to 6-0 in the second period; however, Toronto scored three times in a span of 3:43 in the last four minutes to close the gapt in half as the third period started. Claude Giroux added three (1-2-3) points. Carter scored his 44th goal. Scott Hartnell scored his 30th goal. Philly outshot Toronto 35-32. It was the 150th regular season meeting between the franchises.