FLYERS vs. ISLANDERS' SERIES' HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
Philly's regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 108-84-26-4.
At Philly, the Flyers have a seven-game win streak and are 65-32-11-2.
At NY, Philly is 43-52-15-2. The Flyers are 9-2-0-1 in the last 12 played at NY.
Philly has won the last nine games and is 12-1-0 in the last 13 meetings.
The Flyers are 14-11 in 25 PO games (10-4 at home, 4-7 away) and won series in 1975, 1985 and 1987 and lost in the 1980 Finals.
November 22, 1972 -- The Flyers fired 60 shots at Billy Smith (55 saves) and scored four third period goals in a 5-3 win in Philly. Bill Clement netted the GWG with 5:26 to play. NY led 3-1 after two periods despite being outshot 41-18. In the first meeting between the franchises, the first goal scored by either team was by Rick MacLeish.
December 16, 1972 -- The teams met at NY for the first time and the Flyers prevailed 2-1. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Bob Kelly scored. Michel Belhumeur lost a shutout with 31 seconds left in the game. Philly outshot NY 5-3 in the first period and 30-19 in the game. There were three fights: Bill Flett-Billy Smith and Dave Schultz-Brian Spencer fought twice. NY lost for the 23rd time against three wins.
February 13, 1973 -- Rick MacLeish (4-0-4) became the first Flyers' player to score four goals in a game in an 8-2 win. NY led 2-0 more than 26 minutes into the affair but MacLeish scored twice within 27 seconds which led to five Flyers' goals in the second period. MacLeish, who scored three times in under seven minutes in the middle period, was joined by Jean Potvin (two goals) as multi-goal scorers in the win. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Philly outshot NY 44-23.
March 5, 1973 -- NY traded Terry Crisp to the Flyers for Jean Potvin.
March 24, 1973 -- NY recorded a 3-2 home win on Ed Westfall's third period goal. Don Saleski fought Germain Gagnon in the first period and Gary Howatt in the second period.
March 31, 1973 -- Philly tied an NHL record for most goals in a period with eight second period goals en route to a 10-2 win. It was the fourth time in NHL annals that a team scored eight goals in a period. Rick MacLeish scored his 48th and 49th goals of the season and Don Saleski scored twice. The Flyers led 10-0 at one point.
October 13, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Don Saleski (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-0 win in NY. Parent recorded consecutive shutouts in his first two NHL games upon returning from the Philadelphia Blazers (WHA).
December 1, 1973 -- Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period of a 2-1 road win. NY led 61 seconds into the game. The Flyers first goal came when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Denis Potvin, faked Billy Smith and then setup Kindrachuk.
December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (25 saves) backed Philly to a 4-0 home win. Bobby Clarke had two first period assists. NY played without Denis Potvin when he missed the team bus in Long Island. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZloqggddU
March 12, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and Bill Barber scored the GWG in a 2-1 win at NY. Dave Schultz fought Bob Nystrom and Dave Lewis aleading many fans to chant "Schultz is a bum." Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of referee John McCauley "I hate to see him on the ice. We've had him for four games and we've lost them all."
April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander, he later added his 31st. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254. Parent's record after this game was 46-13-12 and a GAA of 1.89. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods. Philly outshot NY 40-30. This was the last game of a 14-1-2 streak for the Flyers.
November 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG midway in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. Watson added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
November 5, 1974 -- NY's Billy Harris scored with 0:34 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Andre Dupont, who had two assists, had 31 PIMs and was ejected with 1:13 to play after a free-for-all resulting from a Gerry Howatt-Bobby Clarke ruckus. The Flyers went up 4-3 with 2:54 to play. NY had three PPGs and led 3-2 after two periods. Each team had 36 shots, the Flyers with an 18-7 flurry in the third period. Philly entered the game with seven straight wins and a 10-1-0 all-time record against the NYI. Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer collided which resulted in a cheekbone fracture for Dorny and he missed the next six games.
December 8, 1974 -- Orest Kindrachuk's second goal came with 7:39 to play in Philly's 3-2 home win. Bobby Clarke scored a PPG 29 seconds after Dave Schultz beat Denis Potvin in a first period fight; then, 0:38 later, Kindrachuk made it 2-0. Jean and Denis Potvin both scored for NY in the middle period. Philly outshot NY 35-13 including 15-3 in the first period.
January 9, 1975 -- NY won in Philly for the first time, 3-1, snapping the Flyers 7-0-0 mark. Bobby Clarke left the game early (flu) and did not return. Billy Smith and Bernie Parent each made 30 saves. Dave Schultz, who had 21 PIMs, fought Clark Gillies (1-1-2) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUS8ZCLG8Y8 .
February 15, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a tightly played 1-1 tie at NY. Bill Barber scored in the second period, then was penalized 1:06 later and on the ensuing PP for NY, J.P. Parise evened the game. NY had a goal disallowed when Billy Harris passed the puck to Jude Drouin with his gloved hand. Clark Gillies beat Moose Dupont in a fight; Dupont hen fought Jean Potvin with about a minute remaining while Orest Kindrachuk and Gerry Hart fought at the same time. Prior to the game, a fan tossed a beer cup at Dave Schultz and was removed from the building by security.
April 5, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's team-record (later tied by Eric Lindros) for consecutive games with a point ended at 18 in the 4-1 win at the NYI. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Tom Bladon and Rick MacLeish had two points each.
April 29, 1975 -- In Game 1 of the Semis, the Flyers overcame a 10-day layoff and a pregame injury to Bernie Parent in an eventual 4-0 home win. Parent missed the first two games of this series as he suffered a severe bruise to the right knee in pregame warmups off a Gary Dornhoefer shot. The scoring opened on Don Saleski's 75-footer. Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and assisted on the first goal. NY's Billy MacMillan said "They (Flyers) play very similar to the way the Russians play... It's a very disciplined hockey club." Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist. Clarke's goal (a SHG) came eight seconds after he exited the penalty box and 18 seconds into an Ed Van Impe penalty. Dave Schultz-Garry Howatt fought. Chico Resch was NY's goalie.
May 1, 1975 -- In Game 2, Bobby Clarke's disputed goal 2:56 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead. Goalie Billy Smith blocked Ross Lonsberry's shot and the rebound went off Clarke's skate. The Islanders claimed that Clarke kicked the puck into the goal. Philly led 4-1 and had a 4-2 lead with under seven minutes to play in regulation but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. Rick MacLeish had three assists for Philly, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had two points. Denis Potvin (2-2-4) and J.P. Parise each scored twice; one of Parise's goals was also controversial due to a bounce/kick off the skate. Goalies: Smith vs. Wayne Stephenson.
May 4, 1975 -- In Game 3, Reggie Leach scored thirty seconds into the third period on a 4-on-4 and Bernie Parent, in his first appearance this series due to a knee injury, stopped 14 shots in Philly's 1-0 triumph. The Flyers frustrated the Islanders all evening and held them to just three shots in the third period and a 32-14 advantage in the game. The Flyers' undefeated streak reached 21 games (19-0-2) since their last loss on March 8, 1975. Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Parent.
May 7, 1975 -- In Game 4, Jude Drouin scored 1:53 into OT to give the NYI a 4-3 home victory. Reggie Leach's potential series-ending goal was disqualified by referee Dave Newell as he ruled that the red light came on before the green light and thus the series continued. In the first period, Bill Barber was stopped on a penalty shot -- the sixth attempt by any player in NHL PO history. Bob Nystrom interceded when Ed Van Impe-Garry Howatt got roughing minors and was subsequently tossed as third man in for fighting Van Impe. In the second period, Dave Schultz fought Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Ted Harris and others entered the fray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3g5...eature=related . Schultz served his penalty in the dressing room because of unruly fans. NY led 3-0 with about 23 minutes reamining but the Flyers scored three times, including a pair from Rick MacLeish. Goalies: Chico Resch (36 saves) vs. Bernie Parent (24 saves).
May 8, 1975 -- In Game 5, Chico Resch made 28 saves and five different NY players scored in a 5-1 win in Philly. NY was outshot 17-6 in the middle period but scored the only two goals. In the last minute, Clark Gillies fought Dave Schultz and Moose Dupont was ejected as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPWm...eature=related . Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
May 11, 1975 -- In Game 6, Gerry Hart's third period tally snapped a 1-1 tie and Chico Resch made 28 saves as the Islanders scored a 2-1 victory in a late afternoon affair in NY. Denis Potvin's 50-foot PPG with 3:45 remaining in the second period tied the score. It marked the second consecutive series that NY recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send it to a seventh game, the previous round was against Pittsburgh. When asked about Game 7 in the Spectrum, Resch said "I don't think hell can be worse than what it will be in there." Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
May 13, 1975 -- In Game 7 in Philadelphia, the Flyers responded to an emotional version of "God Bless America" as performed live by legendary singer Kate Smith and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 victory. Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds into the match and Rick MacLeish scored the first of his three goals about two minutes later as part of a nine-shot attack in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. After NY scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish tallied his second PPG of the contest, to give Philly a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. MacLeish finished his incredible outing via an ENG which gave him 10 points (6-4-10) in the series. Denis Potvin had five minor penalties in the game including three in the first period. One violation was when he prevented MacLeish from a potential breakaway; the Flyers had two earlier short-handed breakaways nullified by Chico Resch. Ms. Smith's resounding rendition of the Flyers' unofficial Good Luck Charm set the tone of the afternoon as she worked the partisan crowd into a feverish pitch (the third of her four performances at the Spectrum for Flyers' games). Prior to the performance, NY's captain Ed Westfall presented her with a bouquet of chrysanthemums sent to teammate Gerry Hart from a female fan as a measure of good luck. Afterwards, Hart said it was Bobby Clarke who won the game for the Flyers. Clarke called a team meeting at a local hotel the night before the game as a measure of team unity in light of the NY's possible comeback. Hart said "He laid it on the line. He went out on the ice and showed them how to do it. He deserved the star of the game before he stepped on the ice." Al Arbour, NY's head coach, said "I think we would have had a good chance to beat Philadelphia if she hadn't planted herself right in front of Chico's net... (Smith) really threw Chico off. He wasn't in his routine." The Flyers were 41-3-1 when "God Bless America" was played or sung by the 66-year old Smith.
October 23, 1975 -- Chico Resch, who made 30 saves, said "I think I'm just an average goaltender playing behind a great defense" after he led NY to a 3-0 home win and sent the Flyers to their first loss of the season after a 5-0-1 start. NY scored two PPGs in the third period. The struggling Islanders changed their line combos prior to the game and the shifts worked.
November 8, 1975 -- NY won 4-3 and snapped the Flyers' 22-game home, regular season, unbeaten streak which began the prior season. The Flyers outshot NY 34-20 including 30-11 over the last two periods and 16-3 in the third period; however, NY held a 2-1 goals edge in the second and the teams split goals in the third. Garry Howatt and Dave Schultz fought each other twice in the game. Philly started the 1975-76 season with a 9-2-4 overall record and their only losses were to the Islanders (one home and one away). The Flyers went 36-2-2 at home that season (other home loss was December 28 to Boston).
December 30, 1975 -- NY broke open a tight game with three third period goals to win 6-2. Bob Nystrom snapped a 2-2 late second period tie and added two more in the third period. NY outshot Philly 22-9 in the first period and led 2-0. At 13:43 of the first period and the Islanders up 1-0, referee Bruce Hood tossed Bill Barber for arguing an interference call to Joe Watson and Barber accumulated 22 (had 104 all season) PIMs for delay of game, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct; Dave Schultz (minor and misconduct) was the third Flyer penalized on the play (36 PIMs to the Flyers, zero for NY). A little more than a minute later, with Andre Dupont also in the box, NY scored on a 5-on-3 to make it 2-0. Billy Harris had 2 PPGs in the game for NY. Rick MacLeish scored two PPGs in under three minutes in the second period.
January 4, 1976 -- Don Saleski tied the scored with 2:35 to play and Reggie Leach scored the go-ahead goal 20 seconds later in a 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers did not lose on home ice the rest of the regular season; this victory began a 20-game home win streak. Leach and Bobby Clarke scored twice and Bill Barber had three assists. NY led 2-0 on a pair of PPGs 12:28 into the first period. The game was tioed 2-2 after 40 minutes but the Isles regained the lead early in the third before the Flyers scored three times in the final 2:35.
February 8, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. A key moment: With the score 3-2 in the third period, Philly's Terry Crisp was issued a double-minor but NY failed to get one shot on goal in four minutes of PP time. Chico Resch made 34 saves for NY. There were three fights in the game including Ross Lonsberry-Gerry Hart -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMEdDxW1klw
March 29, 1976 -- Chico Resch made 36 saves while Denis Potvin (1-2-3) and Bryan Trottier (2-0-2) led the offense in NY's 5-1 home win.
September 29, 1976 -- NY won a preseason game at home, 5-2. Earlier in the day, the Flyers traded Dave Schultz to the LA Kings.
October 7, 1976 -- In the season opener, Glenn Resch shutout Philly 3-0. It was the Flyers' first regular season home loss covering the last 21 games.
October 30, 1976 -- The teams tied 3-3 at NY. Jude Drouin scored a PPG with 3:41 left to complete NY's rally from a 3-1 third period deficit.
November 28, 1976 -- Philly held NY to just nine shots over the last two periods in a 5-3 home win. Bill Barber and Tom Bladon each scored and assisted. The Flyers, leading 4-3, killed a penalty called with under three to play then challenged the length of Denis Potvin's stick, which was determined legal, and the team was fined $100. The hard-hitting contest ended with Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Nystrom fighting.
January 10, 1977 -- Bob Bourne, Pat Price and Denis Potvin had three points each in NY's 8-3 home win.
February 12, 1977 -- Chico Resch made 27 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. NY snapped the Flyers streak of 18 straight periods scoring a goal. The turning point was killing a 5-minute butt-ending major to Gary Howatt 13 seconds after NY went ahead 2-1 late in the second period.
March 29, 1977 -- In a huge late season game, Paul Holmgren broke a tie midway in the third period to lift Philly 3-1 at home. The Flyers entered the game with a two-point lead over NY for first place. Both teams scored in the first period. NY's Garry Howatt was ejected as third man in during a minor scrum. Bernie Parent made 20 saves and said afterwards "This wasn't like a playoff game, this was a playoff game." Chico Resch stopped 32 shots and said "This game helped us more then Philadelphia. We'll be tough to beat." Both teams advanced but lost in the Semifinals.
November 12, 1977 -- Mel Bridgman and Bob Dailey scored in the third period to tie the Isles 2-2 in NY. Bernie Parent made 29 saves.
November 17, 1977 -- Bryan Trottier scored with 10 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. NY led 3-0 after two periods but the Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG with 3:20 to play. Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) combined for six points in the third period comeback. Trottier (2-1-3), Mike Bossy (2-0-2) and Clark Gillies (0-3-3) led NY. The Flyers took 41 shots, 33 of which came in the last 30 minutes. Garry Howatt suffered a broken wrist during a fight with Gary Dornhoefer in which Andre Dupont was tossed as third man; Dornhoefer, too, was ejected, as he made contact with a linesman during the battle and was suspended two games.
January 21, 1978 -- Mike Bossy scored twice in NY's 6-1 home win.
February 19, 1978 -- Glenn Resch made 25 saves in NY's 4-1 win in Philly.
March 20, 1978 -- In the Flyers' 4-2 win, Rick MacLeish scored on a penalty shot against Billy Smith when Jude Drouin of NY grabbed the puck in a goal crease scramble; MacLeish froze Smith and picked a corner of the net. The game was broadcast on national TV.
April 4, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie at NY.
November 18, 1978 -- NY recorded an 8-2 home win as Mike Bossy (2-1-3), John Tonelli (0-3-3) and Clark Gillies (2-0-2) led the way. Moose Dupont had nine shots for the Flyers. Bernie Parent let in three goals in the first 20 minutes and was replaced by Wayne Stephenson.
January 4, 1979 --Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Philly scored three PPGs in the second period, including two by Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke in a 39-second span with Gerry Hart in the box for a double-minor (slashing/unsportsmanlike), in a 3-2 home win. Earlier in the game, Hart fought Mel Bridgman in a feisty battle. Clark Gillies scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead. NY lost for the second time in the last 27 games.
January 14, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson and Chico Resch dueled to a 1-1 tie in Philly.
February 1, 1979 -- Pat Quinn made his Flyers' head coaching debut but NY scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Philly. The Flyers were now 0-4-5 in their last nine games, however, the team lost just seven times in the remaining 29 contests. After the game Quinn said "I want to see what's under the hood before I fix the car. I blame myself for this defeat."
April 5, 1979 -- Chico Resch made 33 saves and NY scored three third period goals in a 3-1 win at Philly. Jimmy Watson snapped a scoreless tie in the last period.
April 7, 1979 -- Mike Bossy (4-0-4) scored four times, his last goal being his 67th of the season, in the Isles' 9-2 blowout win in NY. Wayne Merrick (1-3-4) and Bobby Nystrom (1-3-4) also added four points. The Islanders had 27 individual points on their nine goals. NY scored three times in each period.
October 11, 1979 -- Bernie Parent became the first NHL goalie to have his number retired prior, a 5-2 Flyers' win. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored in the first period. In the middle period, the Flyers added three goals in a span of 1:41 including Brian Propp's first NHL goal on his first shot in his League debut. In addition to MacLeish, Paul Holmgren had a goal and an assist. Phil Myre made 32 saves in the game. Mel Bridgman debuted as team captain since NHL rules prohibited player coaches (Bobby Clarke) from being captain as well. Philly was 2-7-5 in the previous 14 games against the Islanders. The day prior to the game, Clark Gillies of NY asked to have his captaincy removed and Denis Potvin, who did not play in this game, was elevated to the role.
November 10, 1979 -- Bill Barber scored twice and the Flyers recorded a 5-2 victory, their first at NY since April 5, 1975 ending a 13-game winless (0-9-4) streak. Philly took a 4-0 lead in the third period which led Islanders' fans to chant "Refund!" The Isles quickly scored twice, in 24 seconds, to cut their deficit to 4-2 early in the third; however Bobby Clarke scored about a minute later to seal the win.
March 6, 1980 -- NY won 5-2 at Philly by scoring three third period goals; the game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. Chico Resch made 30 saves. It was just the third home loss of the season for the Flyers.
March 25, 1980 -- The slumping Flyers, 0-4-3 in the last seven, fell 5-2 at NY. Chico Resch made 36 saves and Bryan Trottier (2-1-3), who had two third period goals, and Anders Kallur (0-3-3) had three points. Duane Sutter and Ken Linseman were ejected in the first period. Bobby Clarke scored with five seconds to play in the second period to tie the game 2-2 and almost immediately received a 20-stitch cut near his left eye.
May 13, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Philly, Denis Potvin's OT goal with one second left on a PP gave the Islanders a 4-3 win. The controversial ending was a result of a very rare penalty called in OT, something referees usually shunned at the time but not Andy van Hellemond in this instance. NY tied the score with 3:42 left in third also on the PP and had three PPGs in the game. Pete Peeters made 32 saves.
May 15, 1980 -- In Game 2, Paul Holmgren (3-0-3) became the first US born player to score three goals in a Stanley Cup Finals' game in the Flyers 8-3 victory. Bobby Clarke had four (1-3-4) points, Bill Barber (1-2-3), Bob Dailey (0-3-3) and Pete Peeters (20 saves) also had key roles. NY went 3-for-6 on the PP while the Flyers were 2-for-8. Billy Smith allowed six goals in 40 minutes and was replaced by Chico Resch for the last 20 minutes of the game. NY led 1-0 but the Flyers recovered for a 3-1 lead after one period and a 6-2 lead after two periods. Prior to the game, Cid Barnes, the wife of Flyers' D-man Norm Barnes, sang the National Anthem and the Flyers upped their record to 7-0-2 in nine games when she sang.
May 17, 1980 -- In Game 3 in NY, the Flyers inserted goalie Phil Myre into the starting role, the Isles went 5-for-5 on the PP and added one SHG, raced to a 6-0 lead and won 6-2. NY had 11 PPGs in the first three contests.
May 19, 1980 -- In Game 4, Billy Smith made 34 saves and Bobby Nystrom and Clark Gillies (1-2-3) added late third period insurance goals in NY's 5-2 win. Paul Holmgren and Jimmy Watson both did not play in the game. NY had their 12th PPG in the series.
May 22, 1980 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Rick MacLeish scored twice, Pete Peeters made 35 saves and Mike Busniuk's goal in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie as the Flyers defeated NY, 6-3. Ken Linseman added three assists. NY led 1-0 after the first period and had a key stat on their side since the team scoring first won 46 of 64 games in the 1980 playoffs entering this contest. The Flyers rallied to take a 3-2 lead into the third period and Rick MacLeish added an insurance goal near the midway mark. NY had two more PPGs (14 in the series -- an NHL record). Bob Kelly played in his 100th PO game.
May 24, 1980 -- In Game 6 at NY, Bobby Nystrom's OT goal at the 7:11 mark gave the Islanders their first Cup, 5-4. The winning goal was redirected by Nystrom on a pass by John Tonelli. The Flyers entered the third period down 4-2 but Bob Dailey and John Paddock scored third period goals to send the game to OT. The game had 94 PIMs. In the opening period, after Reggie Leach scored a PPG, Denis Potvin tied the game 1-1 on a questionable play which led to much discussion since his stick was near shoulder level when it batted a puck that went past goalie Pete Peeters. The Flyers complained but referee Bob Myers denied their claim by saying "The stick was around the chest area." A damaging no-call by linesman Leon Stickle on an obvious offside cost the Flyers when Clark Gillies' pass to Butch Goring was at least a foot behind the blue line and out of the zone; NY capitalized on the linesman's poor decision and led 2-1. After the game, Stickle said "I was in the right position as the puck came back across. I guess I blew it. Maybe there was tape on the stick and it confused me. Maybe I was too close to the play. Apparently, the replay showed I missed it." Brian Propp scored with 1:02 remaining in the opening period and the game was tied 2-2. Mike Bossy (10th goal of the POs) gave NY a 3-2 lead and then Nystrom, who fought Bob Kelly in the opening moments of the game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZyyFh2GV6U), boosted NY to a 4-2 lead with 14 seconds left in the middle period. After the third period goals by Dailey and Paddock, Paul Holmgren and Gillies fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5z3RQzQxTA . Four Islanders and three Flyers had multi-point games. NY was 2-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-3. NY's two PPGs gave them 16 in the 6-game series. It was the only playoff game shown that season on national US TV (CBS) and it would be the last hockey game broadcast nationally on network TV in almost 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjMIWkXHSM
September 23, 1980 -- The teams met for the first time since the 1980 Finals and played to a 5-5 tie in a pre-season game at NY. Mel Bridgman tied the game with five minutes remaining. NY, earlier in the day, signed Bryan Trottier's brother, Monty, to a contract and he assisted on a goal by Bryan. Phil Myre and Pelle Lindbergh shared goaltending duties for the Flyers.
October 23, 1980 -- The teams met in the regular season for the first time since the 1980 Finals and the Flyers prevailed 4-2 in the Spectrum backed by Pete Peeters' 23 saves. Brian Propp scored the GWG at 7:11 of the third period, the same time Bobby Nystrom scored the 1980 OT Cup clincher. As the Flyers celebrated the goal, an altercation ensued as Islanders' goalie Billy Smith (5 minutes) speared Paul Holmgren (2 minutes) and Gord Lane of NY was tossed as third man in. After the game, Smith called Holmgren "a villain" and then challenged referee Dave Newell by calling him "too scared." Smith said "Sure, I deserved the spearing penalty but when they call the other penalties, I will stop the cheap stuff. There's only one thing left, keep on slashing and retaliating (until) someone gets hurt or they wise up."
October 25, 1980 -- Gary Morrison's GWG, the only goal of his NHL career, came in the third period of Philly's 3-1 win at NY. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. Chico Resch left the game around the 33-minute mark with a knee injury. A Behn Wilson-Clark Gilles fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk3XSvH4P8E
January 11, 1981 -- NY's Chico Resch made 39 saves in a 4-2 win at Philly. Flyers' fans gave a standing ovation to the NFL's Eagles who earlier in the day advanced to the Super Bowl. Pat Quinn said afterwards "We've got five or six guys who aren't approaching the game the way they did last year."
March 14, 1981 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie at NY. Terry Murray scored his first NHL goal, in his 218th game, and gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead after one period. NY then scored the next three until Brian Propp evened the game. Al Arbour blamed the Islanders poor start on jet lag and travel issues after the team played in Winnipeg and Edmonton. NY's Hector Marini had two scoring attempts at a wide-open net late in the third period but his first shot hit the side of the net and the follow-up hit the post; afterwards, he said "I panicked." Bob Bourne said "It sounds like an excuse but we were tired."
September 24, 1981 -- NY head coach Al Arbour missed the game with the flu, assistant Lorne Henning replaced him behind the bench, for this preseason game won by the Flyers 5-2 at NY.
November 15, 1981 -- Philly rallied with a 5-4 win at home. NY dominated the first period 12-4 on shots and led 3-0 5:48 into the game but the Flyers scored three straight second period goals to even the score. NY then took a 4-3 lead after two. Brian Propp and Ron Flockhart (1-2-3), however, scored in the third period to sink the Islanders.
December 26, 1981 -- Stefan Persson and Bob Bourne each had three points in NY's 4-2 home win. Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini --
January 7, 1982 -- Clark Gillies' goal with 13 seconds left gave NY a 5-4 win in Philly. Bryan Trottier had (3-2-5) five points. The Flyers led 3-0 midway through the game and 4-2 with about 14 minutes left, then Trottier scored twice to complete a hat trick.
January 9, 1982 -- Billy Smith made 27 saves and NY scored twice in the final two minutes of a 5-minute spearing major to Bob Hoffmeyer in a 3-1 home win. Bobby Clarke broke his left foot, played the next five games, then sat out until March 2.
February 13, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier (5-0-5) scored five straight goals (interrupted by two Flyers' goals) and Mike Bossy (0-5-5) assisted on each score in NY's 8-2 home win. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP, each PPG by Trottier. Trottier's five goals tied a team record and his four goals in the second period tied a League mark. Bossy had four assists in the second period which tied a League record.
February 18, 1982 -- NY won 7-4 in Philly, including two ENGs. John Tonelli (2-2-4), Mike Bossy (1-3-4) and Brent Sutter (2-0-2) led NY. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the second period, including three goals in 2:20 to take a 3-1 lead. Tonelli scored the GWG in the third period where NY out-scored Philly 3-0.
April 1, 1982 -- With Anders Kallur off for an illegal stick, Darryl Sittler scored the tying goal with 0:30 left in a 3-3 tie. It was the 12th time in 13 challenges that season that the Flyers were correct in claiming the opposition had an illegal stick. Afterwards, NY's trainer Ron Waske called the Flyers' move "bush" but then said "I know that that 75% of our sticks are illegal." Al Arbour said "It is a good lesson. It better not happen again...I don't blame the Flyers. It was a good move." Kallur blamed the stick factory, saying he received them that way.
April 3, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier scored his 50th goal and Mike Bossy his 64th in NY's 6-3 home win. The Isles outshot Philly 40-39.
November 6, 1982 -- Philly rallied from three one-goal deficits then dominated the third period in a 6-3 victory at NY. Paul Holmgren, who netted the GWG 40 seconds into the third period, fought Dave Langevin in the middle period about five minutes after both were assessed double minors for roughing -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsynnjpTO4 . Bill Barber's 50-foot shot beat Roland Melanson with two seconds left in the second period and tied the game at 3-3. Ron Flockhart scored twice. Philly outshot NY 38-28 including 14-7 in the third period.
November 7, 1982 -- The teams played to a 2-2 draw in Philly. NY's Billy Smith made 28 saves and Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne and Bryan Trottier each had two points. Brian Propp and Mark Howe scored for the Flyers. Paul Holmgren fought Gord Lane -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoQzz...eature=related
December 18, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored a PPG with 5:38 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Darryl Sittler had three points. NY scored three straight goals in the third period to take a 4-3 lead including the last two within 45 seconds.
January 22, 1983 -- Rookie Bob Froese stopped all 31 shots and Darryl Sittler scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win at the NYI. The Flyers improved to 13-1-1 in their last 15 games and increased the division lead to eight points over the NYI. Froese had his second shutout and fifth win in his first five NHL games.
February 27, 1983 -- Bob Froese stopped all 17 NYI shots and Darryl Sittler and Miroslav Dvorak each had two points in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. It was Froese's 16th NHL start and decision (14-1-1 record) and his fifth shutout (2 against the NYI and one each against the NYR, NJD and LAK). After the game, Isles' President and GM said "Take one look at this (Islanders) team and tell me one area we don't need help. If I was going to trade anyone on this team, I'd have to trade all 20 players."
March 19, 1983 -- Mats Hallin (7 goals all season) had a hat trick on three shots in the NYI 9-2 home win. Denis Potvin had four assists. Philly outshot NY 42-37. Bob Froese played the entire game.
April 3, 1983 -- Philly ended the regular season with the NHL's second best record (four behind Boston) after a 4-2 home win. Brian Propp scored twice. The Flyers outshot NY 45-31.
October 15, 1983 -- Philly won 5-1 in NY but lost forward Lindsay Carson with a broken arm when he was hit by Bob Nystrom who said afterwards "I feel bad for him but I was going to check him and he turned around. I couldn't understand why he was turning." Carson played in just 16 games that season. Bob Froese made 31 saves for Philly.
October 30, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 42 saves and Brent Sutter (2-1-3) scored twice in NY's 6-2 win in Philly.
November 8, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 40 saves and NY won 4-1 at home.
November 23, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 49 saves and NY won 4-2 in Philly despite being outshot 51-23. NY scored the only two goals in the decisive third period. The Flyers outshot NY 19-4 in th third period and 37-12 over the last 40 minutes.
January 21, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored his first career hat trick, including two third period breakaways off Billy Smith, and the Flyers rolled to a 7-1 win in the Spectrum. After each goal, the Notre Dame fight song was played for the school's graduate and Flyers' rookie. Poulin was on a line with Tim Kerr and Brian Propp. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Miroslav Dvorak added three assists. The Flyers scored four third period goals.
February 26, 1984 -- Tim Kerr scored twice and Philly won 5-3 at home. Mark Howe and Len Hachborn (1-2-3) scored PPGs in the third period after NY tied the score. Philly outshot NY 46-30. Glen Cochrane and Bobby Nystrom fought --
March 6, 1984 -- NY won 5-2 at home. Rollie Melanson made 21 saves and finished 4-0 with a 1.75 GAA against the Flyers that season.
October 3, 1984 -- NY's Stefan Persson was suspended five games for swinging his stick at Daryl Stanley during a Flyers' 5-4 pre-season win at NY.
November 18, 1984 -- The two goalies starred in a 3-3 OT tie in Philly. With the Flyers up 3-2 midway in the third period and on a kill, Ron Sutter was awarded a penalty shot (on a breakaway, Paul Boutilier tossed stick) but Kelly Hrudey stopped it, one of 28 saves. Pelle Lindbergh made 37 saves and only a Pat Lafontaine goal with 2:42 to play beat him over the last 25 minutes as Philly was out-shot 22-7.
December 15, 1984 -- NY exploded for a 5-0 lead after one period and recorded a 6-2 win at home.
January 12, 1985 -- NY scored three times in the final 3:14 of the game and rallied for a 5-3 home win. Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves in the loss.
February 5, 1985 -- Mike Bossy (1-4-5) and John Tonelli (1-3-4) led NY to a 7-5 home win. Bossy became the first player in NHL history to score 40+ goals in eight straight seasons. Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) had a hat trick for Philly and a potential fourth goal was waived off for kicking the puck. NY led 4-1 after one but the Flyers evened the game 5-5 in the second period. Dave Langevin had a tough second period as the Flyers scored three goals on his giveaways and a fourth goal was scored when he was in the box. Flyers' goalie Darren Jensen made his NHL debut and gave up all seven goals in his only NHL game of the season; Pelle Lindbergh started the prior 24 games. A blizzard kept many fans at home for the game.
March 5, 1985 -- Brian Propp (3-1-4) scored a hat trick and assisted on Dave Poulin's GWG 2:18 into OT in a 5-4 win at NY. Propp added 10 shots on goal. Lindsay Carson gave Philly a 4-3 with 1:35 to play but Mike Bossy evened the game with 57 seconds remaining to send the game to OT. Bossy, who became the first NHL player to scored 50 goals in eight straight seasons, contributed 11 shots on goal including his 50th and 51st goals.
March 17, 1985 -- Philly led 3-0 at the 13:04 mark en route to a 5-3 home win. Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves.
April 4, 1985 -- Philly recorded a franchise-record 52nd victory of the season with a 3-0 home win. Pelle Lindbergh made 34 saves, including 16 in the scoreless first period. Tim Kerr (1-1-2) scored 16 seconds into the second period where the Flyers added two more.
April 18, 1985 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Pelle Lindbergh stopped 22 shots and Brian Propp and Rick Tocchet each had two points in a 3-0 home win. The real story of the game was the Flyers' impenetrable four-man defense of Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Brad Marsh and Doug Crossman as they constantly blocked, frustrated and cleared anything in their zone. The foursome played much of the game as the Flyers shortened their bench. At the 1:23 mark of the opening period, McCrimmon was called for a five-minute major but Bryan Trottier picked up a minor for slashing 13 seconds later and the Flyers allowed just one shot during McCrimmon's infraction. After two periods, the Flyers outshot NY 30-15 and held a 2-0 lead.
April 21, 1985 -- In Game 2, Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves, Brian Propp had a natural hat trick and Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4, including three first period assists) in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. In the first 11:05 of the game, NY outshot Philly 12-4 but trailed 2-0, a lead that was extended to 3-0 after one period. The first Islanders' goal snapped a streak of 168:16 of shutout play by Lindbergh against the Islanders dating back to the regular season. The Flyers defense, especially Brad Marsh, played a terrific game. Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of the Flyers "They were flawless, just flawless." With the win, the Flyers improved to 36-4-4 at home for the 1984-85 regular season and playoffs (they finished at 40-6-4).
April 23, 1985 -- In Game 3, Pelle Lindbergh made 36 saves, including a staggering 25 stops in the second period, in the 5-3 win at NY. The Islanders' 27 shots set a team-record and also tied for the most ever against the Flyers in a PO period. A key moment in the game was when Brian Propp, while on the PK, stripped Clark Gillies of the puck and drilled a 15-footer past Billy Smith to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead in the middle period; the Islanders did score 31 seconds later while on the same PP. Kelly Hrudey replaced Billy Smith after the second period with the Flyers up 4-3 but Philly's defense smothered NY and held them to just four shots. The Islanders had nine minors (Philly had five) in the first period and were short for 7:34 in the first. Ron Sutter (1-2-3) led Philly's offense. After the game, Islanders' forward Bob Bourne said "I have never seen a team play with so much confidence, not even the great Montreal teams."
April 25, 1985 -- In Game 4, the desperate Islanders started Kelly Hrudey and recorded a 6-2 win. The remarkable run for the Flyers -- 11 straight wins and a 22-1 record in their last 23 games (R/S and PO combined)-- came to a halt. Pelle Lindbergh gave up four goals on 12 shots and was replaced by Bob Froese midway through the game. Among NY's goals was one by Mike Bossy which tied the NHL record for PO goals in a career (82, Maurice Richard).
April 28, 1985 -- In Game 5, Pelle Lindbergh registered his third shutout against the NYI this month as stopped 25 shots and Ilkka Sinisalo tallied the game's only goal in a 1-0 series-clinching victory. Sinisalo's goal came as Peter Zezel made contact with goalie Kelly Hrudey, who made 37 saves, and while some Isles complained Hrudey said "It was borderline..." The Islanders, the Stanley Cup Finalists the last five seasons, were eliminated in five games. Head Coach Mike Keenan said afterwards "When you play a heavyweight, you have to knock them out." The Flyers defense, led by Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Doug Crossman and Brad Marsh, were powerful factors throughout the series in their own zone; they also contributed 17 of 38 shots in this game. Marsh said afterwards "It is an honor to beat the Islanders." Mike Bossy of NY said "I don't think they can win the Cup." And when asked why by the assembled media, he continued "I don't feel like telling you why."
November 17, 1985 -- In one of the most inspiring wins in team history, just days after Pelle Lindbergh's death, the Flyers overcame a 4-1 deficit and edged NY 5-4 in OT for a team record 13th straight win. Murray Craven's GWG fooled Billy Smith 3:52 into OT. NY led 2-0 6:22 into the game and stretched the lead in the second period, where Tim Kerr had two PPGs to reduce the deficits to 3-1 and 4-2 -- the second goal coming with under five to play in the period. In the third period, Pelle Eklund's PPG made it 4-3 and then Dave Poulin scored with 3:25 remaining in regulation. Darren Jensen made 29 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on the PP.
November 19, 1985 -- With emotions riding high from the previous game, the Flyers, two wins away from the Isles' NHL record for consecutive victories, were defeated 8-6. New York held comfortable leads of 5-1 and 6-2 but Philly closed the gap to 7-6 before an ENG with one second left sealed the Islanders win. Doug Crossman had four assists in the loss while Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy each had five points (2-3-5) in the win.
January 17, 1986 -- NY won with one second to play as Bryan Trottier tapped Mike Bossy's pass into a 4-3 win in Philly. Multiple Flyers stayed on the ice minutes after the game concluded to question Bryan Lewis' decision to allow the goal. The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods and entered the game with records of 23-1-0 when leading after two periods and 19-3-0 at home. Denis Potvin's 269th career goal evened the game 3-3. Billy Smith finally won in the Spectrum, snapping an 0-11-2 skid, for his first win since the 1980 Finals. Earlier in the week, NY's Bob Nystrom underwent what would be career-ending eye surgery (injury suffered January 5 in practice). Earlier in the day, the Flyers' Pelle Lindbergh was posthumously named to the upcoming All-Star Game.
January 21, 1986 -- Mike Bossy (2-3-5) and Bryan Trottier (1-4-5) combined for ten points in NY's 7-3 home victory. Denis Potvin scored his 270th goal which tied Bobby Orr's NHL record for goals by a defenseman.
January 30, 1986 -- NY led 5-0 16:42 into the game and 7-3 after two periods en route to an 8-4 home win. The Islanders had 20 first period shots. They beat Philly for the fourth straight time, out-scoring them 27-16.
February 13, 1986 -- The Flyers ended their recent skid to NY with a 6-3 home win, rallying from a 2-0 deficit after one period. The Flyers led 3-2 after the second period but NY tied the score in the third; Philly's Tim Kerr (2-0-2), who returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with the flu, got the GWG on the PP. Ron Sutter recorded three assists. After the game, Billy Smith criticized Andy van Hellemond in the defeat and vowed to take his complaints to NHL administrator Scotty Morrison.
April 1, 1986 -- The Flyers dominated, stopped a late rally from NY with an ENG and Philly won 4-2. Philly led 3-0 but NY scored twice in the third period. Billy Smith made 39 saves in the loss. Philly held a 43-17 shots advantage.
October 28, 1986 -- Despite 33 saves by Ron Hextall, NY won 2-1 at home. Kelly Hrudey made 28 saves. Brad Lauer scored the GWG in the third period.
November 29, 1986 -- Rick Tocchet scored with 32 seconds left and the Flyers earned an exiciting 6-5 win at NY. Tocchet said of the unpredictable game "There was no logic to this game at all." NY came back to tie the game three different times. Each team scored three times in the third period despite NY holding a 12-5 shots advantage. Goalie Ron Hextall had two assists, both in the second period. Mike Bossy had a hat trick and teammate Bryan Trottier (1-2-3) had three points. Rick Tocchet and Tim Kerr both scored twice for Philly and Mark Howe had three assists. The teams combined for 75 PIMs in a span of about six minutes in the first period. Rick Tocchet and Brian Curran fought about six minutes into the game, after being separated before two minutes elapsed, then Dave Brown decked Greg Gilbert while Ron Hextall shot the puck towards Gilbert leading to an altercation that ended with the ejections of Dave Brown and Ed Hospodar of Philly and Pat Lafontaine of NY.
December 18, 1986 -- Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks in the Flyers' 9-4 triumph in the spectrum. The Flyers scored nine goals on 24 attempts, Poulin and Kerr each took six shots. Philly led 3-0 at 6:04 and 4-2 after 20 minutes. Billy Smith gave up six goals at the 25:24 mark and was replaced. NY had 38 shots on Ron Hextall. Priior to the game, the Flyers traded Bob Froese to the NY Rangers for Kjell Samuellson and a pick (used to take Patrik Juhlin). Dave Brown collected 24 PIMs.
January 17, 1987 -- Tim Kerr's PPG snapped a 2-2 third period tie in an eventual 4-2 win at NY. Chico Resch picked up the win. Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored the insurance goal.
January 18, 1987 -- Pat Lafontaine's second goal gave the Islanders a 3-1 win in the Spectrum. The Islanders scored twice in the third period after the game was tied 1-1 in the first period. At the 7:47 mark of the second period, a massive brawl erupted leading to the eventual suspensions of head coaches Mike Keenan and Terry Simpson for one game each. Lindsay Carson (PHI) and Brian Curran (NYI) were among the main particpants and the result was 114 PIMs and the ejections of the Flyers' Carson and Rick Tocchet and NY's Curran and Steve Konroyd.
February 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves and the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 home victory. After Pat Lafontaine put the Islanders ahead 2-1 in the early second period, Dave Brown and Jean Jacques Daigneault of the Flyers scored. New York dominated much of the game and appeared to have evened the contest in the last period but Alan Kerr was penalized for goalie interference as his potential goal was disallowed.
April 5, 1987 -- NY scored the game's last six goals, including 4-0 in the third period, in a 9-5 win in the season finale played in Philadelphia. Brian Propp had a hat trick for the Flyers and the team led 2-0 at the 6:27 mark on two of his goals. The Flyers led 5-3 about 23 minutes into the game. Mikko Makela (2-2-4) and Bryan Trottier (0-4-4, +4) led the Islanders. Ron Hextall surrendered all nine goals. The Flyers finished the season just 5-5-3 but eventually went to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
April 20, 1987 -- In Game 1, Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Tim Kerr scored three goals in a 4-2 Monday night home win; NY ousted Washington around 2:00 a.m. Easter Sunday morning in a four-overtime Game 7 epic in which Kelly Hrudey made an NHL-record 73 saves. Hrudey, however, didn't last beyond the first period as he surrendered three first period goals on the Flyers' first 10 shots. Kerr, who scored two PPGs, completed his hat trick when he made the score 4-0 in the second period. NY ended the scoring with 12 seconds to play.
April 22, 1987 -- In Game 2, Mikko Makela's PPG with three seconds left in regulation gave NY a 2-1 win. The Flyers were called for too many men on the ice with 0:48 to play setting up Makela's snap shot in the right faceoff circle. Denis Potvin, who returned to the lineup after missing the previous four games with a back strain, tied the score with a PPG at the 7:57 mark. Doug Crossman broke a scoreless tie 5:53 into the third to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Kelly Hrudey made 40 saves for NY while Ron Hextall made 24 stops for the Flyers. Philly outshot NY 41-27, including 17-7 in the final period; the Flyers held a 15-2 shot advantage at one point in the third.
April 24, 1987 -- In Game 3, Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 23 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 road win. Al Hill, Brian Propp and Howe all scored second period goals to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Kelly Hrudey made 30 saves in the loss. Brent Sutter returned to the lineup for NY after missing 20 games with a groin injury; afterwards, he said "We played terrible."
April 26, 1987 -- In Game 4, Tim Kerr had two goals and an assist in a 6:40 span in the second period and the Flyers overcame three one goal deficits to win 6-4. Injury replacements Al Hill and Tim Tookey netted goals as well. Kelly Hrudey gave up five goals on 15 shots and was replaced by Billy Smith. Mike Bossy returned to the Islanders lineup for his first game since Game 2 of the previous series (Washington) when he was injured on a Lou Franceschetti check.
April 28, 1987 -- In Game 5, Randy Wood's fluky goal was the eventual GWG in the early third period goal in NY's 2-1 victory. NY's first goal came when Ron Hextall's skate caught a rut and the second came as a bouncing puck hit Derrick Smith in the pants and redirected into the net. Afterwards, Ron Hextall, who made 25 saves, said "It's a hard way to lose a hockey game on two terrible goals like that." Kelly Hrudey made 24 stops in the win.
April 30, 1987 -- In Game 6, Bryan Trottier had three points and Bob Bassen scored a key mid-third period goal in the Islanders 4-2 win. Tim Kerr (8-5-13 in 12 games) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the game and missed the remainder of the playoffs. In the last minute of regulation, Dave Brown fought Alan Kerr and Rick Tocchet battled Bob Bassen. Ron Hextall made 26 saves. Kelly Hrudey made 25 stops.
May 2, 1987 -- In Game 7, Philly defeated the Islanders as Dave Poulin, who didn't play in this series until this game due to broken ribs suffered in the previous series, donned a flak jacket and performed admirably assisting on two first period goals in a convincing 5-1 victory. Dave Brown opened the scoring and then Brian Propp and Brad Marsh scored SHGs 44 seconds apart. Ilkka Sinisalo added a pair of third period goals to secure the victory. Ron Hextall, who made 22 saves, was 57 seconds away from a series ending shutout. Kelly Hrudey made 29 stops.
September 26, 1987 -- The teams met in a preseason game won by the Islanders 8-1 at NY. Bryan Trottier had a hat trick and four points. There were 149 PIMs including a melee at the 19:59 mark of the second period when five players were tossed. The day before, Denis Potvin announced his retirement effective at the end of this season.
October 15, 1987 -- Kelly Hrudey made 31 saves and the Islanders beat the Flyers 6-0 in the Spectrum. NY led 2-0 at the 1:19 mark. Alan Kerr and Pat LaFontaine each scored twice and had three points for NY.
October 17, 1987 -- Brian Dobbin netted the GWG with 22 seconds to play in Philly's 4-3 victory at NY. The Islanders lost a home opener for the first time in eight years and owned a record of 12-1-0 in their last 13. Ilkka Sinisalo scored a SHG in the third period but the Islanders scored twice off Wendell Young to even the score 3-3.
November 21, 1987 -- Trailing 4-1 after two periods, the Islanders rallied in impressive style with five third period goals (14-2 in shots) in their 6-4 win in the Spectrum. Randy Wood and Mikko Makela each scored twice in the third period when the Islanders out-scored Philly 5-0. Wendell Young (six career appearances) played in goal for the Flyers. At the 2:41 mark, a brawl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoGl4...spx?Game=30767
December 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 23 saves and the Flyers won 4-3 at home. Each team scored three times in the second period.
December 19, 1987 -- Mark Howe scored the lone third period goal in a 5-4 win. The teams split six first period goals and two second period goals. Scotty Mellanby had three points (2-1-3) in the first period. The squads met 16 times in the calendar year of 1987 and the Flyers won nine times.
February 18, 1988 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored with 23 seconds to play and the teams skated to a 3-3 tie at the Spectrum.
March 29, 1988 -- NY rallied from a 3-2 deficit after two periods for a 5-3 win at home.
October 27, 1988 -- The Flyers scored four PPGs in a 5-2 win marred by Rick Tocchet's attempt-to-injure match penalty when he bruised Dean Chynoweth's eyeball during a fight; Tocchet was eventually suspended for 10 games and Chynoweth did not play the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a medical condition called Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Tim Kerr scored his 500th point, on a goal. Bryan Trottier played in his 1,000th NHL game.
December 22, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Ron Sutter scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at NY.
January 3, 1989 -- Ron Hextall was brilliant making 33 saves in Philadelphia's 4-1 win at New York. Hextall stopped 18 of 19 shots in the opening period and head coach Paul Holmgren said that he (Hextall) was the only Flyer who showed up in the first period. When Al Arbour was asked if the Islanders should have held a 5-0 lead after the first period, he agreed and credited Hextall. This was the last of a 10-1-0 streak for the Flyers.
January 29, 1989 -- Philly scored four consecutive first period goals en route to a 7-4 home win. Brian Propp (2-2-4) scored twice in the first period. Rick Tocchet had three points. Philly led 4-2 after one period and then scored twice in 21 seconds in the opening 1:01 of the second period to extend the lead to 6-2. Dave Brown crushed Marc Bergevin with five straight lefts in a lopsided fight midway in the game. Philly led 7-2 in the third. Though he didn't factor in the decision, Billy Smith (12 saves/13 shots), who replaced Kelly Hrudey (11/17), played his last game against Philly and ended with a record of 11-26-6 in regular season play.
February 19, 1989 -- The Isles had 43 shots against Ron Hextall in a 3-2 win at NY. The Flyers were 7-1-0 in their last eight regular season visits at NY.
February 20, 1989 -- Several bouts just nine seconds into the game: Craig Berube-Brad Dalgarno, Al Secord-Alan Kerr, Rick Tocchet-Gerald Diduck (Tocchet won handily) and Kjell Samuelsson-Dale Henry. The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and skated to a 5-4 win. Philly led 5-3 after two periods and the Islanders scored in the final minute to make it a 5-4 final. The Flyers halted a 1-5-0 skid in their last six games.
March 9, 1989 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 OT tie at NY. There were seven goals scored in the second period including Tim Kerr's PP tally with four seconds to play. The teams collected five PPGs, three by Philly. Each team had 38 shots.
October 14, 1989 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie NY 3-3 on Long Island. Philly got third period goals from Dave Poulin and Mark Howe.
November 5, 1989 -- Gord Murphy scored the only goal in the third period in Philly's 3-2 home win. Pete Peeters left the game in the second period after being hit by the Islanders' Alan Kerr and was replaced by fourth-string goalie Bruce Hoffort who stopped all seven shots he face in 24:56. The Flyers outshot NY 47-27 including 19-5 in the last period. Mark Fitzpatrick made 44 saves. It was the third straight game a Flyers' goalie was replaced because of an injury. Regular goalies Ron Hextall and Ken Wregget suffered injuries in the prior two games and were both replaced by Peeters.
November 14, 1989 -- Jay Wells' third period goal snapped a 4-4 tie and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) scored twice in Philly's 5-4 road win. Ron Hextall played his first complete game since the 1989 playoffs after serving a 12-game suspension (retaliation against Chris Chelios) and then injuring his groin November 4 in his season debut. Hextall suffered more injuries, including a pulled hamstring the next day at practice, and this would be his last appearance until February 18, 1990. Don Biggs (one of two goals in his NHL career) gave Philly a 1-0 lead.
February 8, 1990 -- NY's Doug Crossman scored with 1:17 to play and the teams played to a 5-5 tie in Philly.
February 18, 1990 -- Kjell Samuelsson had the GWG, what he believed to be his first in the NHL and Ron Hextall won for the 100th time as he made 33 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. It was Hextall's first game since November 14, 1989 and just his third of the season. He was injured (hamstring) in a practice November 15 and then while on injury rehab in the AHL he suffered a torn right groin December 14, 1989.
March 15, 1990 -- Ilkka Sinisalo's PPG with 0:31 remaining gave the Flyers a 5-4 win. Tim Kerr (0-4-4) assisted on the last four Flyers' goals. After the game was over, the Islanders' Doug Crossman tossed a stick at referee Bill McCreary and after consulting with linesmen, McCreary opted to give Crossman a 10-minute major. Crossman claimed the stick was busted and he kicked it. NY was in a 14-game slump (0-11-3).
March 31, 1990 -- NY won 6-2 at home led by Brent Sutter (2-2-4) and Mark Fitzpatrick (30 saves).
October 27, 1990 -- Ron Hextall suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the second period and he did not return until December 9. NY went 4-for-9 on the PP and won 5-2. Goalie George Maneluk recorded his only NHL win in four games.
November 25, 1990 -- Prior to the Flyers' 4-1 win, the team honored legendary coach Fred Shero and former player Wayne Hillman who both passed away in recent days. Gord Murphy scored twice in the win.
November 27, 1990 -- Philly broke open a scoreless tie in the second period by scoring three PPGs, including a pair by Pelle Eklund within 65 seconds of each other, during a five-minute major to Ken Baumgartner who was penalized for punching Rick Tocchet near the eye and drawing blood. Baumgarter, who swung at Tocchet while still wearing his glove, claimed that he hit a stick that ended up making contact with Tocchet who required four stitches. The Flyers won 5-1 at NY. Craig Berube picked up a goal and an assist in the first five minutes of the third period. Pete Peeters lost a shutout bid in the last five minutes of the game. Scott Mellanby beat Joe Reekie in a fight late in the third.
December 13. 1990 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. The Islanders rallied from a 2-0 deficit.
January 5, 1991 -- NY scored three third period goals in a 3-2 home win. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods.
February 23, 1991 -- Keith Acton (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-3 win at NY amid a shower of debris from Islanders' fans who were upset by their team's recent play. Brent Sutter said "We are giving them reason to be unhappy with us." Among the signs of protest was "Trade Torrey," a comment directed at NY's GM. Derrick Smith scored with one second to play in the first period which led to Glenn Healy's removal for Jeff Hackett. Philly upped the lead to 5-1 later in the game before Ray Ferraro scored twice. Ron Hextall made 25 saves.
February 24, 1991 -- Philly swept the home-and home series with a 4-3 home win. A brawl took place in the second period when NY's Jeff Hackett jumped Mike Ricci, who was near the goalie's crease, leading to a Dave Chyzowski-Dale Kushner battle. Gord Murphy's second period PPG put the Flyers up for good, 3-2.
October 12, 1991 -- NY scored three PPGs and won 5-4 at home. Ray Ferraro (2-1-3) and Joe Reekie (0-3-3) led the offense. Andrei Lomakin (2-1-3) and Steve Duchesne (0-3-3) led the Flyers.
December 19, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne, who entered the game with three goals all season, recorded a hat trick in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Dave Brown broke Ken Baumgartner's right orbital bone in a fight which was in retaliation for Baumgartner beating Brad Jones, an unwilling participant, in an earlier battle.
January 12, 1992 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period, including the first two by Kevin Dineen, and hung on for a 4-3 victory. It was the 600th home victory in Flyers' history. Mark Pederson had three assists. NY goalie Steve Weeks was replaced by Mark Fitzpatrick in the first period. Derek King scored two goals in the game's final 2:29.
January 16, 1992 -- Ray Ferraro had three assists and Mark Fitzpatrick made 30 saves in NY's 4-3 home win.
February 1, 1992 -- NY's Derek King scored a PPG with 1:06 to play in a 5-5 tie. The Flyers scored three third period goals to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead. Claude Boivin scored the first two goals of his NHL career for Philly. Prior to the game, Denis Potvin's number 5 was retired by the Islanders.
February 25, 1992 -- Mark Recchi had three points and Dominic Roussel made 17 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win.
March 9, 1992 -- Mark Fitzpatrick made 24 saves in NY's 5-2 home win.
October 15, 1992 -- Despite going 1-for-12 on the PP and giving up three goals on six attempted kills, NY won 5-4 and ended the Flyers' 15-game (12-0-3) home unbeaten streak in this series. Bill Berg (NY) was ejected for spearing. Late in the game, Rod Brind'Amour trounced Tom Fitzgerald in a fight; the Islander said afterwards "I put my glove in his face, he put his fist in my face." The Flyers scored four special team's goals, including two PPGs by Brian Benning.
October 20, 1992 -- Derek King (two goals) snapped a 3-3 tie with 5:03 to play and NY won 4-3 at home. Philly trailed 3-0 and tied the game with two third period goals.
November 12, 1992 -- The Crazy Eights trio combined for 13 points in an 8-5 win at Philly. Mark Recchi (2-4-6), Brent Fedyk (1-3-4) and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) had 10 points after two periods. Recchi's go-ahead goal made it 4-3 in the final minute of the second period. Philly took a 5-3 lead on Ryan McGill's first NHL goal, created when Lindros flattened David Volek. Later, Lindros leveled Steve Thomas. Goalies: Stefane Beauregard vs. Glenn Healy.
November 27, 1992 -- Garry Galley(2-0-2), Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led Philly to a 6-3 home win.
November 28, 1992 -- Pierre Turgeon (2-1-3) scored two PPGs to give NY a 2-0 lead and they skated to a 9-3 victory. Goalie Stephane Beauregard gave up all nine goals. Kevin Dineen and Darius Kasparaitis were tossed in the first period as part of a brawl.
January 23, 1993 -- NY defeated Philly 8-4 by scoring the last four goals of the game after blowing a 4-1 lead. The teams combined for seven PPGs.
February 27, 1993 -- Mark Fitzpatrick made 29 saves and Tom Fitzgerald scored in the third period to lead NY to a 3-2 win in Philly. Dominic Roussel made 33 saves in the loss.
March 9, 1993 -- NY won 4-2 at home led by Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3).
March 30, 1993 -- Pierre Turgeon scored a third period goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. Dominic Roussel made 35 saves in the loss.
October 22, 1993 -- Eric Lindros scored twice to lead the Flyers 4-3 in Philly. David Volek and Patrick Flatley left the game with injuries and Steve Thomas was tossed for cursing at an official, Thomas then chastised his teammates after the game and called their play, 1-6 to start the season, "embarassing" among other choice words. NY led 2-1 after 40 minutes thanks mainly to strong goaltending by Ron Hextall. When Flatley high-sticked Jason Bowen, the Flyers' player retaliated and damaged Flately's jaw; out of the scrum, Philly got a PP and then scored to even the game. NY continued to take penalties and Philly capitalized with Lindros adding a PPG to make it 3-2. Dimitri Yushkevich made it 4-2. The game was originally scheduled for October 21 but was changed due to the Phillies' World Series game.
November 21, 1993 -- NY's Ron Hextall beat the Flyers 5-4 in Philly. Pierre Turgeon netted the GWG 24 seconds into OT. After NY scored first, both teams scored three consecutive goals -- the Flyers in a span of 5:30 in the middle period to take a 3-1 lead and then NY as Benoit Hogue's second goal of the game, on the PP gave his squad a 4-3 lead with under three minutes left in regulation; however, 16 seconds later, Mikael Renberg tied the game with two minutes to play.
December 11, 1993 -- NY scored four third period goals in a 5-2 victory as Ron Hextall made 26 saves in the win.
February 24 , 1994 -- Rod Brind'Amour's GWG 1:25 into OT off Ron Hextall gave Philly a 5-4 home win. Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Eric Lindros (1-2-3) each had three points. NY led 2-0 midway in the game and set a team record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal at exactly 162 minutes backed by Ron Hextall. The Flyers then scored three times in under six minutes to take a 3-2 lead after two periods. Uwe Krupp scored twice in the third surrounding an Andre Faust goal and the game was deadlocked 4-4 as regulation ended.
February 25, 1994 -- Ron Hextall extended his home shutout streak to 207 minutes as NY beat Philly 2-0. Hextall was 5-3-0 in eight career decisions against Philly. NY outshot Philly 39-23. Dominic Roussel played goal for the Flyers.
September 22, 1994 -- Ron Hextall was traded to Philly with NY's 6th round choice (used to select Dmitri Tertyshny) in the 1995 Draft for Tommy Soderstrom.
January 24, 1995 -- Despite strong goaltending by Ron Hextall, who made 21 saves in the first period and 37 in the game amid many derogatory chants by the crowd of 11,487, NY beat the Flyers 4-3 on Long Island. NY held a 17-1 shots advantage over the last 6:43 of the opening period and dominated the first 40 minutes 34-8 in shots (Flyers without a shot for the first 13:40 of the middle period). Benoit Hogue scored a third period penalty shot to make it 4-1. Eric Lindros scored twice, the first time he played against his brother Brett in any formal game. Jamie McLennan (19 saves) saved the win by robbing Rod Brind'Amour with 1:08 to play: "It was desperation, I guess. I got lucky." The Flyers began the shortened season 0-3-0. Hextall said of the jeers "He (GM Don Maloney) mentioned that the fans' perception would be that I might be at fault," Hextall said of last season's playoff fiasco against the Rangers. "But hey, I've been booed before. It doesn't bother me one bit. They can do whatever they want to do. I had a fun year here last year, but it was time to move on with it."
February 2, 1995 -- Josef Beranek had a hat trick, including the tying goal with 6:47 to play, but the Flyers lost 5-4 in Philadelphia when Ray Ferraro's (2-2-4) scored in overtime against Dominic Roussel. The Flyers opened the late-starting season with a 2-5-1 mark in the first eight games.
April 20, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 28 stops and assisted on Mikael Renberg's third period GWG in a 2-1 victory. Renberg and Eric Lindros both scored their 25th goals.
May 2, 1995 -- Philly snapped an 0-11-1 skid at the NYI as Dominic Roussel made 21 saves. The 2-0 win came in the regular season finale (work stoppage season).
October 14, 1995 -- Dominic Roussel made 19 stops and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-0 win at the NYI.
October 25, 1995 -- The Flyers string of nine straight periods without giving up a goal to the Islanders ended but Philly won 3-1 by scoring three goals in under three minutes. The Legion of Doom had five points in a 59-second span. Dominic Roussel made 19 saves. Mick Vukota, who gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead but five seconds later was thrashed in a fight by Phil Crowe perhaps due to excessive celebration regarding his goal. Bryan McCabe (third man in) and Brett Severyn (contact with a linesman) were both ejected from the game after the scrum.
October 28, 1995 -- The teams played to a 5-5 draw at NY despite a 46-22 shot advantage for the Flyers. Philly outshot NY 20-4 in the third period and OT but the only goal was by Derek King of NY. Tommy Salo made 41 saves for NY and was replaced for 51 seconds by Tommy Soderstrom after Eric Lindros (2-1-3) gave Philly a 4-3 lead. He stopped 25 of 26 shots upon his return after being yanked by Mike Milbury. Afterwards, Salo said "Here's my only game in two weeks and he (Milbury) takes me out." Travis Green scored twice for the Islanders.
December 10, 1995 -- The last place Islanders shocked the 18-8-4 Flyers 6-2 in Philly. NY had nearly 19 minutes in PP time. Eric Lindros fought Rich Pilon and Bob Sweeney ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rNI50uB_U ).
March 19, 1996 -- Eric Lindros set a team record with 14 shots on goal and Ron Hextall made 29 stops in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philly. John LeClair had two goals and Lindros assisted on goals by Pat Falloon and Shjon Podein. When the Islanders committed two penalties on the same play, substitute head coach Rick Bowness (Mike Milbury was scouting) became irate and earned a bench minor -- and NY was penalized a third time. Philly scored twice in less than a minute on the 5-on-3's and led 3-0. Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP and had 22 shots in the middle period (41 in the game).
April 2, 1996 -- Philly won 6-2. For the third time in regular season history and first on the road, the Flyers scored three SHGs in a game It was NY's 10th straight loss. The three SHGs was the most ever scored against NY. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Joel Otto (2-0-2) led the Flyers. Two SHGs were scored in a 1:09 span on the same penalty: Shjon Podein on a breakaway and a 2-on-1 by Otto. Rick Bowness subbed for Mike Milbury (scouting in Sweden) as head coach. Tommy Soderstrom was replaced in NY's net for Eric Fichaud.
October 12, 1996 -- Eric Fichaud made 29 saves and Marty McInnis scored twice as NY won 5-1 at home.
November 4, 1996 -- Ziggy Palffy scored tiwce in NY's 4-3 win in Philly. John LeClair (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
December 19, 1996 -- Garth Snow (24 saves), Eric Lindros (2-2-4) and Paul Coffey (0-3-3 in his Flyers' debut) led Philly to a 5-0 home win. The Flyers set a then team-record shutout streak of 202:30 (three straight shutouts). Janne Niinimaa scored his first NHL goal. Lindros-Rich Pilon fought among four battles.
March 22, 1997 -- NY scored twice in 24 seconds midway in the third period in a 3-3 tie at NY. Philly scored two PPGs in 39 seconds with Rich Pilon in the box for a five-minute major for clipping to increase their first period lead to 3-0.
November 28, 1997 -- Philly joined the ranks of teams wearing third jerseys as the now familiar black was debuted in a 4-1 win. John LeClair and Chris Gratton each scored twice. Philly led 1-0 after two periods but after NY evened the game, John LeClair notched the GWG with Ziggy Palffy in the penalty box. Afterwards, Palffy said "I took a stupid penalty, they scored a goal. It's my fault." Ron Hextall made 26 saves but left late in the third period due to a groin strain.
December 11, 1997 -- Eric Lindros scored the GWG with 1:27 left in the third period to pace Philly to a 4-3 home win. Lindros scored twice in the final period and completed his 10th career hat trick when his shot deflected off Rich Pilon. The Islanders twice rallied from one-goal deficits in the third period.
January 26, 1998 -- The Flyers won 3-1 at home led by Eric Lindros (2-1-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3). The Flyers outshot NY 21-11. Rich Pilon received a 5-minute checking-from-behind major and a game misconduct, which led to a fine by the NHL, though no suspension, after the League reviewed the hit on John LeClair whose head hit the backboard. Afterwards, when asked about the ejection, Pilon said he got it because of a hand gesture he gave referee Paul Stewart: "That's Stewie. He doesn't like me. He thinks I am a dirty hockey player. He told me that. He'll put me in the box every chance he gets." Stewart said "I have no comment. That type of comment by a player doesn't deserve a response."
January 28, 1998 -- Ziggy Palffy scored three times (3-1-4) in NY's 6-1 win in Uniondale. The Islanders entered the game with a 1-13-2 in the last 16 games. Garth Snow surrendered four goals on 15 shots after 40 minutes and was replaced by Ron Hextall.
March 3, 1998 -- Tommy Salo made 34 saves and NY won 3-1 at home.
October 31, 1998 -- Tommy Salo made 28 saves and NY won 3-2 at home. NY scored three times in the second period. Philly scored two late third period goals.
November 25, 1998 -- Bryan Berard's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and the Islanders recorded a 4-2 home win despite being outshot 46-14. Tommy Salo made 44 saves including 32 in the first 40 minutes when the Flyers held a 33-9 advantage but trailed 2-1. NY won four of five games in the calendar year of 1998. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP.
January 7, 1999 -- JVB made 27 saves in a 5-0 victory. Eric Lindros returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games (injury) and had three points. Tommy Salo was replaced by Marcel Cousineau after giving up five goals and smashed his stick on the Islanders' bench.
March 6, 1999 -- One of the best rallies in Flyers' history turned into a 3-3 tie as Philly trailed 3-0 with just over three minutes to play. Eric Lindros scored a PPG with 51 seconds to play in the third period to even the game at 3-3. Lindros was covered by two Islanders' defenders, Sergei Nemchinov and Mark Lawrence, but still managed to out-muscle them and swat the puck past Tommy Salo. Dave Babych scored a PPG, his first goal in a Flyers' uniform, to start the comeback. Valeri Zelepukin made it 3-2 with two minutes to play. NY scored a pair of goals midway through the third period to take a 3-0 lead but Philly scored three times in a stretch of 2:17. Rich Pilon tried to check John LeClair but Pilon came away with a twisted back that prevented him from playing the rest of the game. Kenny Jonsson left the game, not to return, after receiving a check from LeClair.
March 9, 1999 --The Isles' Tommy Salo made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie at NY.
January 2, 2000 -- Brian Boucher made 21 saves and Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins (0-3-3) and John LeClair (2-0-2) led the offense in a 4-1 win at NY.
January 6, 2000 -- The Flyers won 3-2 at home as Mark Recchi had three assists, the PP scored twice on three tries and JVB made 19 saves.
February 17, 2000 -- NY's Kevin Weekes made 37 saves and Mark Lawrence scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 tie in Philly.
February 26, 2000 -- Philly won 5-1 at NY with four PPGs, including three in under seven minutes in the middle period. John LeClair scored two goals.
March 5, 2000 -- Despite a 46-shot attack on Kevin Weekes, Philly lost at home 4-3 in OT on a Mariusz Czerkawski tally. The Flyers led 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to play in the third period but NY tied the game with 2:55 to play on a PPG by Jamie Rivers. Philly outshot NY 46-33 but NY had all three shots taken in the extra period. In the first period, NY was penalized for a rare illegal substitution penalty.
June 25, 2000 -- JVB was dealt to NY for a fourth round pick which was later sent to Nashville (Jordin Tootoo).
December 10, 2000 -- Prior to the Flyers 5-2 home win, head coach Craig Ramsey (13-12-4 record) was fired and replaced by Bill Barber. Keith Primeau earned first-star honors with a pair of goals which put Philly up 2-1. Kevin Stevens (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers held a 40-18 shot advantage, JVB played goal for NY and made 35 saves.
February 1, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 stops and Eric Desjardins' 70-foot third period goal snapped a scoreless tie in a 2-0 win for Philly. 19-year old Rick DiPietro made his second NHL start and stopped 26 shots. Mark Recchi added an ENG. NY was held to one shot in the first period.
February 9, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 23 saves, Peter White had three assists and Dan McGillis had two points in the first period to pace Philly to a 5-2 win at NY. The Flyers third goal was initially ruled no goal by video replay but during the ensuing TV timeout, and before play resumed, a different angle showed the puck did indeed cross the goal line which angered head coach Butch Goring.
February 14, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at NY in front of 8,296. The Flyers' top line of Keith Primeau, Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi had six points. Rick Tocchet's goal was his 500th point as a Flyer.
February 22, 2001 -- Roman Hamrlik scored with 17.9 seconds left in OT and the last place Islanders beat the first place Flyers 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-1 but Juraj Kolnik scored the Islanders second and third goals. The teams faced each other four times in February 2001 and it was the third meeting in NY in 14 days. The game was played during a steady snowfall and the crowd at faceoff was estimated at 2,000 patrons.
November 3, 2001 -- NY won 2-1 in Philly as Chris Osgood made 28 saves as did Brian Boucher for the Flyers.
December 4, 2001 -- The Flyers unleashed a 40-shot attack and won 3-2 on Keith Primeau's third period PPG. Brad Isbister was penalized for slamming Eric Desjardins into the boards; the hit cut Desjardins above an eye. Chris Osgood made 37 saves.
December 6, 2001 -- Mariusz Czerkawski scored twice in the first period in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. Garth Snow made 33 saves for the shutout.
February 12, 2002 -- Michael Peca scored an unassisted SHG with 8.7 seconds left in OT and Garth Snow, who was penalized in OT for delay of game, made 25 saves in NY's 1-0 win in Philly. NY killed all eight Flyers' PPs. The Flyers killed all six NY PPs including a four-minute penalty to Keith Primeau with about 5 1/2 minutes left in regulation. Adrian Aucoin played over 35 minutes for NY.
April 14, 2002 -- NY won 3-1 at home helped by out-shooting Philly 33-16. Brian Boucher made 30 saves in the loss. The Islanders finished the scoring with an ENG. Chris Osgood got the win.
October 17, 2002 -- NY's Garth Snow made 38 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia.
October 26, 2002 -- Philly scored twice in the opening 31 seconds to set a team record for fastest two goals to start a game; it was the third fastest 2-0 lead in NHL history. They had five first period goals in a 6-2 win. Eric Weinrich (0-3-3), Jeremy Roenick (2-0-2) and Michel Handzus (2-0-2) led the Flyers.
January 9, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves in a 4-0 win as the Flyers scored twice on turnovers in the Islanders' zone. There were two fights in the first 2:16: a brief Donald Brashear-Eric Cairns clash and a much lenghtier Todd Fedoruk-Eric Godard battle.
January 24, 2003 -- Garth Snow made 36 for the Islanders and NY won 3-1 in Philly. Philly outshot the Islanders 37-20.
February 4, 2003 -- The Flyers won 2-1 in Uniondale but Simon Gagne suffered a groin injury and missed 29 of the next 31 games. Mark Recchi's PPG midway in the third period was the GWG.
November 11, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett made 23 saves and Jeremy Roenick had two points in the Flyers' 2-1 win at home. Garth Snow made 31 stops in the loss.
November 29, 2003 -- Philly scored five goals in the second period in a 5-1 win. The last three goals came in the final six minutes of the middle period. John LeClair (1-1-2) was the only player with a multiple-point effort; 12 others players had one point.
December 20, 2003 -- Jim Vandermeer scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Each team had 19 shots. The Flyers were kept off the scoreboard for the first 36+ minutes.
December 23, 2003 -- Garth Snow made 34 saves and Arron Asham scored twice in NY's 4-2 home win. The Flyers began the third by scoring twice to take a 2-1 lead but Asham's first goal tied the score and then Jason Blake scored a the GWG on a PP with five minutes left in the period.
January 22, 2004 -- Mattias Timander sent to the Flyers for a draft pick.
March 25, 2004 -- Wade Dubielewicz made his NHL debut and stopped all 14 shots covering the last two periods and NY won 4-2 at Philly. Starting goalie Rick DiPietro was out because of the flu and backup Garth Snow left after one period, with the score tied 2-2, due to a groin injury. Adrian Aucoin scored two goals in the first period, and Mark Parrish added the GWG on a breakaway in the second. Jeremy Roenick played after missing 19 games because of a broken jaw and a concussion. Mark Recchi became the 40th player in NHL history to record 1,200 career points.
April 4, 2004 -- In the season finale, the teams skated to a 3-3 tie at NY and the Flyers became Division Champions. The tie, coupled with the Devils' loss to Boston, lifted the Flyers past NJ (101 to 100 points). Keith Primeau won 18 of 22 faceoffs. Wade Dubielewicz made 33 saves and NY went 3-for-4 on the PP.
October 15, 2005 -- Philly had 46 shots against Garth Snow in a 5-1 win. The Flyers led 4-1 after one period and went 2-for-12 on the PP while NY went 1-for-9 on the man advantage. Donald Brashear and Eric Godard hooked up in a solid fight with Brashear being cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q0gE...spx?Game=88207
November 10, 2005 -- Patrick Sharp scored twice, including the only goal of the third period, and Philly rallied from a 2-0 hole to win 3-2. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves. Jeff Carter had three points. NY scored two PPGs and outshot Philly 20-5 in the first period. Sixteen seconds after NY went ahead 2-0, Arron Asham fought Mike Richards -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50h8tqUbemQ
November 26, 2005 -- Jason Blake scored three times and Garth Snow made 34 saves in NY's 4-2 win at Philly. R.J. Umberger scored two first period goals.
November 29, 2005 -- Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 4-3 win at NY. The Islanders appeared to have evened the game on a possible Brent Sopel goal with 1.1 seconds to play but a video replay confirmed that referee Stephane Auger blew his whistle which stopped the play. The video replay was inconclusive as a mass of bodies and sticks was in the crease. Afterwards, Islanders' coach Steve Stirling, who said he couldn't tell if it was a goal or not, stated "I didn't have the heart to say to him (Auger) why did he waste all that time going up top if he had blown the whistle and made the final decision?"
February 8, 2006 -- Mike Richards delivered an incredible performance, despite multiple injured teammates, as he notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win. Of the seven goals scored, six came via special teams including two SHGs by Richards who tied a franchise mark with that feat. It was the Flyers' 1,500th regular season win. The Flyers were missing seven players including Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Keith Primeau and Kim Johnsson. Eric Desjardins returned to the lineup after missing the previous 29 games due to shoulder surgery.
March 4, 2006 -- Chris Campoli scored on the PP in the third period and NY skated to a 4-2 win.
April 18, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 31 saves and Philly scored four times in the third period in a 4-1 win at NY. In this season finale, the Flyers passed the Rangers in the standings and tied New Jersey (101 points) which won the tie-breaker (45-44 team wins). R.J. Umberger knotted the score 1-1 at the 1:00 mark then Jeff Carter added the GWG with 8:22 to play. Philly added two empty-net SHGs with Eric Desjardins in the box. Robert Garth Snow, in his final game as an NHL player, stopped 22 shots.
November 30, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves in a 3-2 win at NY. Philly led 2-0 after one period when Simon Gagne scored a SHG with five seconds left and then Mike Knuble's PPG with 1:39 left in the second period gave Philly a 3-0 lead. Alexandre Picard had his first two NHL assists and he was one of three Flyers' d-men with limited NHL experience joining Lars Johnsson and Jussi Timonen.
December 16, 2006 -- Alexei Zhitnik was traded to Philly for Freddy Meyer and a 3rd round choice (Mark Katic) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
December 20, 2006 -- Mike York was traded to Philly for Randy Robitaille and a 5th round choice (Matthew Martin) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
January 2, 2007 -- Robert Esche had 40 saves and the Flyers withheld a NY rally to win 3-2. Kyle Calder and Ryan Potulny added third period goals that gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead but the Islanders scored twice within 33 seconds in the 17-minute mark.
January 18, 2007 -- Mike Sillinger's 5-on-3 PPG snapped a third period tie in NY's 4-2 win in Philly.
February 7, 2007 -- Rick DiPietro made 27 saves in NY's 2-0 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves.
February 27, 2007 -- The Isles blew a 4-1 first period lead but recovered with an OT goal by Trent Hunter with 31 seconds to play in a 6-5 win at NY. Jason Blake had a first period hat trick and four points in the game.
March 24, 2007 -- Andy Hilbert scored with 4:40 remaining in NY's 4-3 win. Martin Biron made 30 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 17-5 in the opening period but the score was 1-1. Jason Blake scored with 1:14 to play in the second period to knot the game at 3-3.
April 7, 2007 -- Wade Dubielewicz, subbing for the injuured Rick Dipietro, made 28 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly. The Islanders led 3-0 but after Simon Gagne scored in the second period, Mike Richards added a SHG with 1:02 left in the third period to bring the Flyers to within 3-2. NY added an ENG. Derian Hatcher played in his 1,000th NHL game.
October 13, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 29 saves and Jeff Carter broke a scoreless tie in the second period in Philly's 3-1 home win. Riley Cote-Chris Simon fought.
November 12, 2007 -- Scottie Upshall scored twice and Mike Richards' third period SHG, his third shorty of the young season, snapped a 2-2 tie in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Daniel Briere played in his 500th NHL game. NY outshot Philly 26-17. Trent Hunter was a -3.
January 19, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell (3-1-4) became the fourth Flyer to score three PPGs in a game, in the team's 5-3 home win. Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP and outshot NY 32-31. Martin Biron made 28 saves, Rick DiPietro suffered the loss. NY led 3-1 after the first period but the Flyers dominated the middle period, 13-4 in shots and 2-0 in goals. Derian Hatcher fought Trent Hunter -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbc4sI-N1E
February 12, 2008 -- Trent Hunter had three points in NY's 4-3 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 43 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 47-29.
March 1, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 33 saves and Mike Knuble had three points in Philly's 4-1 win at NY.
March 8, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 32 saves and Scott Hartnell scored two of the Flyers' four PPGs in a 4-1 home win. Philly went 4-for-7 on the PP and killed all five NY chances. Daniel Briere gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the second period. Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn each had three points.
March 23, 2008 -- Daniel Briere had three points and Martin Biron made 32 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win.
March 29, 2008 -- Daniel Briere netted the only goal in the shootout leading Philly to a 4-3 road win despite 51 saves by Wade Dubielewicz. Mike Richards, who had 11 shots, tied the game with 4:22 left in the third period. The Flyers outshot NY 54-30 including 23-7 in the second period. The Flyers went 4-0 against NY in March 2008.
October 30, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 34 saves and Jeff Carter scored the GWG on the PP at 4:37 of overtime to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 home victory. It was Carter's second goal of the game and eighth of the season. Simon Gagne added two assists.
November 11, 2008 -- In a Veterans' Day matinee, Philly won 3-1 at NY. Daniel Briere snapped a 0-0 tie with 6:30 left in the second period and then Mike Richards scored a key SHG in the middle of the third period to lead the Flyers' offense. Martin Biron made 35 and backed a PK that was 8-for-8.
December 9, 2008 -- Simon Gagne's third period PPG snapped a 3-3 tie and Philly won 4-3 at home. NY led 2-0 but Darroll Powe scored his first NHL goal to tie the score 2-2 and then Philly pulled ahead 3-2. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Riley Cote-Mitch Fritz fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHju_rOYxm0
February 14, 2009 -- Martin Biron (38 saves) became the first goalie to record ten straight wins against NY as Philly won 5-1 at home. The Flyers scored twice in 44 seconds early in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Philly then added three straight unassisted goals in the third period, including two in 13 seconds and a penalty shot by Simon Gagne. Nine Flyers had one point each. Arron Asham-Tim Jackman fought-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jKExoGPBTM
When the Islanders make their recalls for today’s game against Philadelphia, we’ll add them to this story. Since Bridgeport had a game Friday night and plays another big one Saturday night, and with the Islanders playing at 2:00 pm today, expect Joel Rechlicz and maybe Mitch Fritz again. Andy Hilbert returns today, Kyle Okposo is a possibility.