Philly is W-L-T-OTL record is 108-100-37-6 in the regular season.
Philly is 59-49-14-3 at home and 49-51-23-3 away.
Philly is 12-5-2 in the last 19 at New York.
NY is 14-2-1 in the last 17 trips to Philly.
The visting team in this series, whether the Flyers or Rangers, is 27-12 in the last 39 games.
In the POs, Philly has won 6 of 10 series and has a 27-20 record (17-10 at home, 10-10 at NY). The Flyers are 10-1 in the last 11 PO games.
Nov. 16, 1967 -- In the first regular season meeting, the Flyers recorded a 3-2 win and became the first expansion team to defeat the Rangers. Doug Favell was the star of the game with 32 saves. Ed Van Impe's PPG, on an 80-foot floater, was the first goal scored in this series. Reg Fleming was the first Ranger to score in this series. The Flyers improved to 3-1-1 in their first five games against the Original Six.
Dec. 25, 1967 -- Eddie Giacomin made 32 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly.
Feb. 18, 1968 -- The teams opened the new Madison Square Garden and NY won 3-1 in front of 17,250. Philly's Wayne Hicks scored the first regular season goal in the new arena. Bob Nevin scored the first goal by a NY player in the new building. NY outshot Philly 45-18, Doug Favell faced Eddie Giacomin.
Mar. 2, 1968 -- Eddie Giacomin had 18 saves and Bob Nevin two goals in NY's 4-0 home win.
Oct. 16, 1968 -- NY won 3-1 at home despite a perfect 21-for-21 save outing by Doug Favell in the first period. The Flyers were outshot 21-7 in the first period but led 1-0. Favell made 40 stops overall.
Oct. 31, 1968 -- Despite Bernie Parent's 41 saves, the Flyers dropped a 2-1 decision in Philly. Don Marshall scored the GWG, lone goal of the third period. NY held a 43-24 shots advantage.
Dec. 15, 1968 --Dick Sarrazin scored twice in a 3-1 win at NY that ended the Flyers' 0-9-2 skid. After the game, NY head coach Boom Boom Geoffrion blasted his squad and said, among other things, "There will be changes" and "This team better wake up."
Dec. 25, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 36 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philly, the second straight year the teams played on Christmas. NY's Harry Howell unintentionally batted the puck into his own goal, giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead but Howell later set up the tying goal. The Flyers' first goal was disputed by Bernie Geoffrion but when the goal was allowed, the head coach of NY said "He (ref Art Skov) must think he is Santa Claus because that's what he's playing out there." Attendance: 9,545.
Jan. 9, 1969 -- NY dominated the last two periods, 3-0 in goals and 27-11 in shots, en route to a 3-1 win in Philly. NY scored twice in the second period then added an ENG. Bernie Parent made 32 saves. Harry Howell's consecutive games played streak ended at 296.
Feb. 9, 1969 -- In a game delayed by more than two hours due to a heavy snowstorm, Philly squandered a 3-0 lead with under 10 minutes to play and settled for a 3-3 tie. A crowd of only 5,723 attended. NY's Eddie Giacomin, Jean Ratelle and Larry Jeffrey left their homes around 3:00 p.m. but never made it to MSG. A group of eight Rangers drove to the game and pushed their vehicle to MSG. The Flyers, who arrived at 6:30 p.m. by train, lacked equipment which didn't arrive until 7:30 p.m. The 7:05 start time was changed to 9:15 p.m and the game ended at 11:30 p.m. NY held a 42-16 shot advantage including 18-5 in the third period.
Jun. 6, 1969 -- Reg Fleming was traded to Philadelphia for Leon Rochefort and Don Blackburn. Three days later, NY shipped Rochefort to the L.A. Kings as part of another trade.
Oct. 30, 1969 -- Bobby Clarke's first NHL goal evened up the game with 3:24 remaining in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia. The shot was estimated from 35-feet and came on a 2-on-1 break with Bill Sutherland feeding Clarke. It was Clarke's seventh game and the Flyers' record was 1-1-5.
Nov. 29, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Joe Watson had two assists in a 2-2 tie at NY. The Rangers had a 10-game (8-0-2) unbeaten streak for the first time since the 1939-40 season.
Dec. 17, 1969 -- NY's Dave Balon scored two third period goals in a 2-2 tie at MSG. NY held a 48-20 shot advantage and Bernie Parent made 46 saves including 33-for-34 in the first two periods.
Jan. 15, 1970 -- The Rangers rallied from a 3-1 deficit and the game ended in a 4-4 tie at Philly. Hall-of-Fame goalie Terry Sawchuk, in his final NHL season and exactly 20 years since his first NHL shutout, played one of 11 games in his Rangers' career; he passed away in May, less than five months later.
Feb. 18, 1970 -- The game was tied 3-3 after one and finished that way. NY had 20 shots in the first and outshot Philly 41-27 in the game.
Mar. 19, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the seventh consecutive tie (0-0-6 finish in 1969-70) between the teams. The Flyers set an NHL record with 24 ties in one season.
Nov. 25, 1970 -- Bob Kelly scored in the third period in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. The Flyers upped their record to 3-6-8 in this series.
Jan. 20, 1971 -- Rod Gilbert scored twice in the third, including one with 19 seconds to play, to rally NY from a 3-0 hole to a 3-3 tie. NY held a 17-3 shots advantage in the third period.
Jan. 30, 1971 -- The Flyers' "Gold-Mine Line" of Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Cliff Schmautz (1-2-3) and Bob Kelly (1-1-2) accounted for four goals and Doug Favell made 32 saves in a 5-2 home win. The Flyers led 5-0 in the third period.
Feb. 24, 1971 -- NY ended a 10-game (0-2-8) skid in this series and never trailed in a 4-2 home win. Rod Gilbert got a rare fighting major in a battle with Bill Lesuk.
Mar. 12, 1971 -- Bruce MacGregor and Walt Tkachuk both scored twice in NY's 7-2 home win.
Mar. 18, 1971 -- Backup goalie Bruce Gamble, who was pressed into service when Doug Favell suffered a pregame injury, made 30 saves and was chosen as the game's top star in Philly's 2-1 home win. Favell tripped over his stick while loosening up during warmups and hit his head into the boards and ice causing what was later termed as cerebral amnesia. When players rushed to attend, Favell asked for Bernie Parent, a player traded by the Flyers weeks earlier. Cliff Schmautz's fluky goal, off Dale Rolfe's skate, was scored 0:14 into the game and that goal held up until NY evened the game 2:54 into the third period; however, Bobby Clarke scored 28 seconds later for a 2-1 lead. The line of Serge Bernier-Gary Dornhoefer-Richie Lesuk held NY's powerful top line to just one shot all game.
Nov. 28, 1971 -- Vic Hadfield (2-1-3) led NY to a 4-2 road win despite 35 saves by Doug Favell.
Dec. 9, 1971 -- Vic Hadfield (two goals) and Gilles Villemure (21 saves) led NY to a 5-0 road win. Rick Foley of the Flyers, who fought Walt Tkaczuk and Brad Park, was ridiculed by NY head coach Emile Francis from the bench with a hand gesture to the temple, then Glen Sather reached out from his position on the bench and rapped Foley on the head with a stick. Tkaczuk (5), Sather (10), Park (5 + game) and Foley (5 + game) were all penalized.
Dec. 15, 1971 -- NY outshot Philly 51-15 in a 6-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 in the second period and were outshot 39-8 after two periods. Doug Favell (36 saves) was replaced by Bruce Gamble. Brad Park (2-1-3) and Bill Fairbairn (1-2-3) led the offense. Glen Sather and Rick Foley renewed their hostilities from six nights prior and then Jim Neilson of NY got involved and all three were tossed. Bobby Clarke-Rod Seiling picked up fighting majors. NY had 48 PIMs to Philly's 38 PIMs.
Dec. 29, 1971 -- NY held a 25-4 shots advantage (40-33 in the game) and a 5-1 lead after one period and that was the final score. Ed Giacomin (32 saves), Rod Gilbert (2-0-2), Jean Ratelle (0-3-3) and Rod Seiling (0-3-3) led NY. The Rangers scored five times in under 11 minutes after Bobby Clkarke gave Philly a 1-0 lead.
Feb. 23, 1972 -- NY, 8-0-2 in the last 10 games, won 4-3 at home. Walt Tkaczuk snapped a 17-game scoreless drought. Doug Favell was replaced by Bobby Taylor (14-for-14).
Mar. 18, 1972 -- Bill Fairbairn (1-2-3) led NY to a 5-3 win in Philadelphia. NY outshot Philly 40-24. Goalie Don McLeod played in the third of his four-game Flyers' career. Bill Clement (1-2-3) had three points for the Flyers. NY scored three PPGs. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods.
Oct. 25, 1972 -- NY outshot Philly 49-19 and Rod Gilbert had three points in a 6-1 home win. Bobby Taylor made 43 saves in the loss.
Nov. 5, 1972 -- NY rallied from a 2-0 hole to win 3-2 in Philly despite 37 saves by Doug Favell.
Nov. 15, 1972 -- NY out-scored Philly 4-0 in the third period in a 7-3 home win. Bill Fairbairn (1-4-5), Steve Vickers (3-0-3) and Walt Tkachuk (0-3-3) led the way. NY held a 49-29 shot attack, including 22-8 after one period.
Jan. 14, 1973 -- Jean Ratelle (1-3-4) and Vic Hadfield (2-1-3) led NY to a 5-3 win in Philly.
Mar. 7, 1973 -- Bill Flett's breakaway goal in the third period goal tied the score at 2-2 and resulted in the Flyers ending NY's 10-game win streak in this series. NY's Jean Ratelle had nine shots but his attempt at tying the NHL record for goals in consecutive games (nine) fell short. Flyers' goalie Doug Favell said afterwards "Tell Ratelle I am sorry." NY's Ted Irvine complained about the Flyers rough play by saying "They go around like King Kong on an ego trip, trying to see who can get more penalties." Flett said "If we don't play physically, they'll get by us. We're big but not fast, so we hit. Then someone on the other team thinks he's tougher than us and things happen."
Jan. 3, 1974 -- Dave Schultz led Philly to a 4-2 home win and became the first Flyer to score a hat trick in this series. The victory snapped NY's 13-game unbeaten streak (11-0-2) in this series (all-time record was 5-19-11). With goalies Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure both sidelined, Philly defeated callup Peter McDuffe. Kate Smith's "God Bless America" was played prior to the game and the pumped crowd saw Schultz's first goal at 1:43. Schultz broke a 2-2 tie in the latter half of the middle period and added an insurance tally in the third period.
Feb. 14, 1974 -- NY led 3-0 in the first, scoring three times in a span of 3:22, but the Flyers rallied from a 4-1 hole to tie the game 4-4 in the Spectrum. Bill Barber was one of three third period scorers and his tying goal came with under seven minutes left.
Feb. 24, 1974 -- The Flyers led 2-0 2:48 into the game but dropped a 3-2 road decision when NY scored three times in the middle period. Bernie Parent made 41 saves. NY held a 44-24 shots advantage.
Apr. 20, 1974 -- In Game 1 of the Semifinals, Bernie Parent (19 stops), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Gary Dornhoefer (0-3-3), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Ross Lonsberry (1-1-2) led Philly in a 4-0 dominating win. NY had zero shots in the first 13+ minutes of the game and just three in the opening period. MacLeish opened the scoring the final minute of the first period. The last shutout against NY was March 24, 1973 by Boston, 100 games ago. When asked about the Flyers' rough tactics, Dave Schultz said "When people have to remember is that when Boston won the Cup, they terrorized the league. When St. Louis was going good, they were kicking the hell out of everybody. When they call us animals, a disgrace to hockey, and things like that, they don't know what they are talking about."
Apr. 23, 1974 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Ross Lonsberry (2-2-4) had three third period points to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 win. Just 19 seconds into the opening period, Bob Kelly belted Jerry Butler in a fight; Butler was injured and never returned. Bobby Clarke gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. With about two minutes left in the first, Jimmy Watson bloodied Pete Stemkowski in a fight. There were 40 PIMs called in the first period. In the second period, Ed Van Impe scored a disputed goal, which infuriated Eddie Giacomin who slammed his stick against the glass near the neutral goal judge (from St. Louis); Emile Francis switched to Gilles Villemure for 22 seconds to settle Giacomin. In the third, Brad Park's PPG, 16 seconds after Ross Lonsberry's SHG breakaway made it 3-1, got NY to within one goal. Eight minutes later, Rick MacLeish made it 4-2.
Apr. 25, 1974 -- In Game 3 at MSG, NY scored twice in the second and two more in the third for a 5-3 victory. Dave Schultz (31 PIMs in the game) and Brad Park fought 2:37 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scz-vFiC0R0 ); Schultz received 19 PIMs for the action to five for Park. Philly led 2-0 at the 12:20 mark and 3-1 past the halfway point of the game. Steve Vickers and Vic Hadfield scored in the second period then Park and Rod Gilbert scored in the third for the 5-3 result. NY held a 39-15 shots advantage, including 31-10 over the last two periods and 16-4 in the third. Ron Harris's check ended Bob Kelly's playoffs due to a torn left cartilage. The game featured multiple misconduct penalties in the final six minutes. Park, who later briefly tangled with Rick MacLeish, said of the game "Something's wrong. This can't be hockey." Afterwards, President Clarence Campbell said he was "Angry, very angry. It injured the League's image in my opinion."
Apr. 28, 1974 -- In Game 4 at NY, , Rod Gilbert's OT goal gave NY a 2-1 win. Bernie Parent made 35 saves but the first goal that beat him was a controversial PPG by Bobby Rousseau with 1:47 left in the second period. While TV replays were inconclusive as to whether the puck beat Parent, there appeared to be eight Rangers on the ice at the time of the goal. The Flyers were outshot 37-22. Gary Dornhoefer fought Brad Park ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nIM3V4Jsws ). Bill Flett collided with Ed Giacomin ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYcCU...layer_embedded ). Just prior to the GWG, Dale Rolfe's slapshot nailed Flyers' d-man Barry Ashbee in the right eye and eventually ended his career. Reports circulated that a woman fainted in the crowd at the sight of the bloodied Ashbee, who was carted off the ice by members members of the NYPD, emergency personnel and teammates.
Apr. 30, 1974 -- In Game 5, Tom Bladon, subbing for the injured Barry Ashbee, tied the game at 1-1, Rick MacLeish scored twice including the go-ahead goal with 2:21 left in the second period and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the 4-1 home win. The Flyers weathered a storm in the first period as they faced two 5-on-3 disadvantages but in between Pete Stemkowski gave NY a 1-0 lead. Stemkowski later lost a fight to Dave Schultz. The Flyers scored twice in the second period and third periods. The Flyers improved to 34-3-1 when Kate Smith's "God Bless America" was played. Fans came prepared with many signs in tribute to the injured Ashbee.
May 2, 1974 -- In Game 6, NY scored three third period goals, including the GWG by Ron Harris (two goals in the regular season) in a 4-1 win. Each team scored in the first period with Don Saleski scoring on a breakaway to give Philly a 1-0 lead. At one point, Eddie Giacomin picked up four PIMs when he whacked at Gary Dornhoefer in front of the net and then fought with Ross Lonsberry. Seeing this, Flyers' goalie Bernie Parent was handed a minor for leaving his crease -- a rule that was put in place in a Parent-Giacomin altercation in a Toronto-NYR 1971 PO battle. After the game, Emile Francis said "If Parent can't finish the next game, they'll have to put Kate Smith in the net." MacLeish-Jerry Butler fought with three seconds left in the middle period. The Flyers broke the NHL record for most PIMs in a PO series, during this game, with 231 (Boston had 206 vs. NYR in 1970).
May 5, 1974 -- In Game 7 at Philly,the Flyers made NHL history by becoming the first expansion team to defeat an Original Six team in a PO series with a 4-3 win that sent them to the Stanley Cup Finals. Gary Dornhoefer scored twice and Rick MacLeish had three points. Dave Schultz throttled Dale Rolfe at the 11:55 mark of the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82pEAetLXrY ). At 13:43, NY went up 1-0 but 57 seconds later MacLeish evened the score with Walt Tkaczuk in the box. Orest Kindrachuk and Gary Dornhoefer added second period goals. The Flyers dominated the first two periods (3-1 in goals, 37-19 in shots) but Steve Vickers' goal 8:49 into the third period cut the gap to 3-2. Dornhoefer scored 12 seconds later to give Philly a 4-2 lead. Pete Stemkowski closed out the scoring at 14:34. When NY tried to pull Eddie Giacomin for the extra attacker, they were called for too many men on the ice. The Flyers' line of Don Saleski, Orest Kindrachuk and Schultz was perhaps the team's best line of the afternoon. Philly had a 46-34 shots advantage but NY held a 16-9 advantage in the third. Prior to the game, Kate Smith, who was ill with bronchitis and unable to travel, sent a recorded message to the team that was shown prior to the game. She ended the good luck message by saying "Let's go to Boston (where the Bruins awaited the winner). With the recording of "God Bless America," the Flyers improved to 35-3-1. SERIES RECAP: The Flyers set the NHL record for most PIMs (252) in a series, most by both teams (405) and total (145) penalties. The team that led 1-0 lost the last five games. Leading scorers: Rick MacLeish (7-3-10), Ross Lonsberry (3-6-9) and Gary Dornhoefer (3-5-8) while four Rangers had five points each. NY went 4-for-53 on the PP and missed on their last 23 attempts; they led the NHL at 29.6% in the r/s. After the game, Steve Vickers of NY said "We choked. We lost the big one. I wish I could play against the Rangers. We knew what we had to do and we didn't do it."
Oct. 31, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves and Bill Clement and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 5-1 home win. Reggie Leach added the other goal. Clement gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead after one period. Eddie Giacomin was removed after the second period with NY trailing 5-0. The Flyers outshot NY 33-23.
Nov. 13, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke blocked a Gilles Marotte blue-line shot and then skated in alone on Eddie Giacomin and beat him with 15 seconds left in the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 win at MSG. The Flyers entered the game with a 1-15-6 (including POs) lifetime mark at NY and 0-9-6 in the previous 15 regular season road encounters. In the pregame skate, Dave Schultz was hit off the head by a golf ball tossed by a Rangers' fan and a feud escalated until the NYPD intervened. Jimmy Watson was tossed as a third man in a Bernie Parent-Jerry Butler altercation, started when Parent high-sticked Butler.
Feb. 5, 1975 -- Bernie Parent (26 saves) and Bill Clement (1-1-2) led Philly to a 4-3 win in NY. Ross Lonsberry and Rick MacLeish scored key PPGs in the second period.
Feb. 6, 1975 -- Eddie Giacomin made 30 saves and NY utilized a physical approach in a 3-1 win in Philly. NY rookie John Bednarski, inserted in the lineup, fought Dave Schultz 13 seconds into the game in what was a wrestling match. In the first period, there were three separate fights and 94 PIMs with three players (Schultz, Reggie Leach and Steve Vickers) tossed. The first period took over an hour to play and at 6:11 there was a Don Saleski-Brad Park battle that resulted in four NY players penalized for 10 minutes (plus Vickers' game miscounduct) with a pair of double minors handed out to Saleski of Philly. When Fred Shero was asked about the level of violence in hockey, he said "Too much violence? Forget it. The players aren't complaining and neither are the fans. Fighting isn't violence, fighting is hockey." Fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03p7ljn2MJ0
Feb. 23, 1975 -- Bill Fairbairn snapped a tie in the third period and Eddie Giacomin made 35 saves in NY's 2-1 home win.
Apr. 3, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (goal) set a team-record for most consecutive games (18) with at least one point in a 1-1 tie in Philly. The Flyers entered the game with an 8-game win streak. There were four separate fights in the first period and one in the second -- among them Dave Schultz-Rick Middleton and Derek Sanderson-Bobby Clarke -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN64k78_8kU . Prior to the game, the Flyers retired the jersey 4 in honor of Barry Ashbee. Jean Ratelle gave NY a 1-0 lead 15 seconds into the game. There was a total of 117 PIMs called, all in the first two periods. Ron Harris of NY was ejected when he openly challenged the entire Flyers' bench to a fight.
Oct. 26, 1975 -- Bill Barber (3-1-4), Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) led Philly to a 7-2 win in NY. The crowd at MSG booed the home team often as NY lost their prior two games by a total of 16-2. Head Coach Ron Stewart said "All it takes is a little guts but we haven't found anyone yet who has any."
Nov, 22, 1975 -- Philly scored three third period goals and prevailed 4-2 in the Spectrum. Ross Lonsberry tied the score 2-2 then Reggie Leach scored the GWG followed by an insurance tally by Orest Kindrachuk. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves. The Flyers outshot NY 42-28. John Davidson made 38 saves in the loss.
Feb. 12, 1976 -- The LCB line had 9 points/22 shots -- Bobby Clarke (4/4), Bill Barber (3/9) and Reggie Leach (2/9) -- in Philly's 6-1 home win. Mel Bridgman scored twice. The Flyers outshot NY 46-27.
Feb. 13, 1976 -- Philly won 5-3 at NY. For what is the first documented occurrence in NHL history, two assistant coaches were on the bench for the same game as the Flyers' Fred Shero decided to watch the game from a skybox while his assistants Barry Ashbee (defense) and Mike Nykoluk (line changes) ran the show at ice level. Philly (51) and NYR (44) combined for the most shots (95) in a Flyers' regular season game. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach had game highs of 10 shots each and both players scored twice for Philly. Ron Greschner (9) and Greg Polis (8) led NY.
Mar. 25, 1976 -- Gary Inness stopped 36 NY shots in his Flyers' debut, a 4-1 win which set the mark for most home wins (34) by a team in NHL history. Paul Holmgren made his NHL debut but didn't play the rest of the season after suffering a puncture wound near his eye from a skate blade in a previous (AHL) game.
Apr. 4, 1976 -- In the season finale played in MSG, Bobby Clarke's consecutive games streak with at least one point was halted at 16 in a 2-0 loss. Philly outshot NY 38-23. John Davidson recorded the shutout. NY, which did not advance to the post-season, lost 10-2 the prior day to the NYI. Philly was 21-3-8 record in the last 32 regular season games.
Sep. 26-27, 1976 -- Dave Schultz played his final game as a member of the Flyers in a 3-3 preseason tie at MSG. Future ref Paul Stewart tried to fight the helmeted Schultz, who refused, but then went after the Flyers' Steve Short and was tossed for pulling his hair. Don Murdoch, the sixth pick of the 1976 Draft, scored twice in his first NHL (preseason) game. The prior game, Bill Barber had a hat trick in a 7-5 home win.
Nov. 24, 1976 -- Gary Dornhoefer's breakaway goal with under eight minutes remaining, gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie at Philly. NY held a 2-0 lead but Dornhoefer's first goal cur the gap in half. John Davidson made 37 saves for NY.
Dec. 22, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 43 saves in a 3-3 tie at MSG. NY outshot Philly 46-25 and rallied from a 3-1 deficit.
Jan. 5, 1977 -- With 6:47 to play, NY led 4-3 and about to go on the PP when Flyers' coach Fred Shero asked an official to check the stick of goalie Gilles Gratton. The stick was deemed illegal and the PP was nullified. Ross Lonsberry netted the tying goal with 4:27 remaining and the game, played at NY, ended 4-4. Afterwards, frustrated NY head coach John Ferguson said "If it takes 100 years, I will find a flaw in them." A few days earlier, Ferguson saw Philly use of the strategy against the Kings and vowed it wouldn't happen to his team, so he instructed his trainers to check the sticks of all skaters but omitted goalies. Don Saleski scored twice and Wayne Stephenson made 35 saves for Philly. Gratton made 33 saves.
Feb. 17, 1977 --Bernie Parent picked up his 200th NHL win in Philly's 7-1 home victory. The Flyers had 44 shots and drove starter Doug Soetart (three goals on 11 shots in one period) from the net in favor of John Davidson (four goals, 33 shots, two periods) who made his first appearance post-knee surgery. Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Tom Bladon had 3-point games. Parent was rested and replaced midway through the final period by little-used Gary Inness.
Mar. 16, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish had three points (2-1-3) in a 4-4 tie at NY. Philly was outshot 6-2 in the first period. The second period featured 30 shots (17-13 for the Flyers). Phil Esposito tied the game 4-4 just 39 seconds after MacLeish gave Philly a 4-3 lead.
Apr. 2, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish scored his 48th and 49th goals in a 4-1 win. This was the second to last game of the season and he did not score in the finale. The Flyers and Rangers both scored during a 5-minute major to Don Saleski, making the score 1-1 in the opening period. Philly scored twice in the second period. NY's eccentric goalie Gilles Gratton received a loud ovation when he skated out past the blue line to reach a puck before the oncoming Flyers.
Dec. 7, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson (28 saves) and John Davidson (27 saves) hooked up in an entertaining 3-3 tie at MSG. NY had just one shot in the first period but 17 in the second period. Rangers' legend Rod Gilbert retired from playing the prior day after being released days earlier.
Dec. 8, 1977 -- Philly scored six goals in the third period in a 7-4 win in the Spectrum. It was the first time the Flyers scored 6+ goals in the third period of a game. Don Saleski, Ross Lonsberry and Reggie Leach each scored twice and accounted for the first six goals scored by the Flyers. The game was tied 3-3 midway in the third period until Philly got four goals in 4:58. Carol Vadnais had a double major for fights with Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman.
Dec. 28, 1977 -- Bobby Clarke (two goals) scored with 2:43 left and Philly won 4-3 in MSG. Afterwards, NY's goalie Wayne Thomas said "They got three goals from behind the net. Handling people coming out from behind the net is not my forte. My job is to stop the pucks not break people's ankles." Dallas Smith, 36 years old and in his second game with NY, was booed by the home crowd for failing to clear the crease leading to Clarke's goal.
Jan. 14, 1978 -- The Flyers took 45 shots on Doug Soetart, held a 30-9 advantage after two periods, and won 4-1 at home. Paul Holmgren had three points. NY was shot-less on two PPs and failed to score on a 5-on-3 for 1:18. Bernie Parent was less than five minutes away from a shutout when Dallas Smith scored the only NHL goal of his non-Boston Bruins' career; Smith played 15 seasons with the Bruins then un-retired to join the Rangers.
Mar. 15, 1978 -- Steve Vickers thrilled the home crowd with a rebound goal off a Don Murdoch shot with 4:32 remaining and the game ended 2-2.
Apr. 6, 1978 -- Bernie Parent recorded the Flyers' first ever regular season shutout in this series, 3-0 at home. The game featured a bench-clearing brawl with about five minutes left in the second period when Mark Heaslip bloodied Tom Bladon with a stick across the head. There were 88 PIMs and five game misconducts Despite the loss, being outshot 50-16 and finishing in the Division's last place, NY clinched a PO spot when Detroit eliminated Pittsburgh. John Davidson made 47 saves in a loss. Fight --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhi5v0l8-cg
Jun. 2, 1978 -- Fred Shero became New York's head coach and as compensation the Flyers received a 1978 first-round pick used to select Ken Linseman.
Sep. 21, 1978 -- The Flyers opened their pre-season with an 8-2 victory against former head coach Fred Shero who was booed by the Spectrum crowd. The Flyers led 4-0 in the first period.
Sep. 26, 1978 -- In NY, the teams engaged in a wild first period preseason brawl which totalled 219 PIMs and the ejections of seven Flyers and five Rangers. NHL Exec. Brian O'Neill called it "One of the most disgusting displays of violence I have ever seen..." and "The fans were cheated..." Philly won 4-3.
Oct. 12, 1978 -- Fred Shero coached his first regular season game for the Rangers in the season opener at NY. All six goals in this 3-3 deadlock came via special teams. NY scored three PPGs in under seven minutes to take a 3-0 first period lead but the Flyers recovered and scored three times in the second (two PPGs and one SHG). Bobby Clarke had two points, four minors and a major for fighting Dave Maloney. The Flyers now had a record of 11-1-8 in the last 20 regular season games against the Rangers.
Dec. 7, 1978 -- Fred Shero returned to Philadelphia and NY rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-2. The Flyers owned a 13-game regular season unbeaten streak (6-0-7) in this series. Ron Greschner scored the GWG in the third period.
Dec. 10, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Bill Barber (3 points) and Blake Dunlop each scored twice in a 4-0 shutout win at MSG. In the second period, Paul Holmgren was ejected as he swatted Carol Vadnais over the helmet with a stick in retaliation for Vadnais (5-minute major) spearing Holmgren in the throat and causing a gash. With Vadnais down on the ice, Rangers' coach Fred Shero bolted from the bench and was assessed a minor penalty. It was just the third game Vadnais wore a helmet.
Dec. 28, 1978 -- Paul Holmgren's GWG with 3:22 left lifted Philly to a 6-5 win. The Flyers scored three first period goals within a span of 2:23 and led 3-1. NY tied the score 3-3 in the second, a period in which a crazed Dave Maloney picked up multiple penalties after ref Wally Harris whistled him for slashing; he picked up an unsportsmanlike and a 10-minute misconduct for slamming his stick against the glass while berating the ref. On the PP, Philly held an 11-4 shots advantage but couldn't beat Doug Soetart. Despite a 20-8 shots advantage for the Flyers after two, the score was 3-3. Bobby Clarke and Phil Esposito exchanged early third period goals then got fighting majors. The game got nastier when Anders Hedberg, upset at being checked by Bernie Parent along the boards, attempted to slash the goalie's head, missed, and picked up four minutes for his continued hostility while two Flyers evened the call coming to Parent's aid. Reggie Leach scored about three minutes later to give Philly a 5-4 lead. Steve Vickers evened the score 5-5. NY outshot Philly 17-12 in the third (Philly held a 32-25 edge in the game). Leach (2-1-3) and Clarke (2-0-2) scored twice in the game and Jimmy Watson picked up assists on the last two goals. Mel Bridgman and Dave Maloney fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60i1kQlqlCs
Jan. 21, 1979 -- The Flyers rallied impressively from a 5-2 third period deficit to tie the Rangers 5-5 in NY in what was Rangers' head coach Fred Shero's 600th (334-166-100 record) NHL game. Ulf Nilsson had a natural hat trick for the Rangers, on three shots, to put NY up 5-2. In the third period, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:25 including a much contested PPG by Behn Wilson and a SHG by Don Saleski which evened the score. Bernie Parent made 31 saves despite surrendering five goals. Philly was 11-1-8 in the last 20 regular season games in this series.
Feb. 17, 1979 -- Bernie Parent suffered a career-ending injury when the blade of Jimmy Watson's stick inadvertently went into the right eye slit of Parent's mask. NY prevailed 4-2 as they scored four times in the last period -- three off backup Wayne Stephenson and one into an empty net. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIapU...eature=related
Mar. 27, 1979 -- The Flyers overcame a 4-0 deficit and finished in a 4-4 tie at MSG by scoring three third period goals. Down 3-0, the Flyers removed Wayne Stephenson for the inexperienced Robbie Moore about three minutes into the second period. Bill Barber scored a late second period PPG, Jimmy Watson started the third with a SHG and Reggie Leach converted a PPG with about five to play to narrow the gap to 4-3. With under three to play, Mel Bridgman tied the game. Philly outshout NY 15-4 in the third period.
Apr. 1, 1979 -- Seven Flyers had multiple-point efforts led by Paul Holmgren (2-1-3) and Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) in a 7-3 home win. The Flyers outshot NY 43-18. John Davidson faced 34 shots in 40 minutes before being removed. Rick Lapointe's SHG gave the Flyers a lead never relinquished 2:08 into the game. Behn Wilson-Nick Fotiu fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6-VG9iR27E
Apr. 16, 1979 -- In Game 1 of their PO series, the Flyers recovered from a 2-0 deficit and won 3-2 when Ken Linseman's unassisted 20-footer beat John Davidson 44 seconds into OT. Bill Barber tied the game with 4:58 to play. Robbie Moore made 22 saves. An odd call in the first period sent Bobby Clarke to the box for slashing; however, Clarke dropped his stick five seconds earlier and did not have one in his possession when he was whistled. It was the fifth minor of the first period called against the Flyers; there were three against the Rangers. NY dominated the early part of the game, 2-0 in goals and 11-2 in shots.
Apr. 18, 1979 -- In Game 2, the Flyers suffered their most decisive home PO loss ever, 7-1. Ron Greschner scored a SHG with 1:38 left in the first period to snap a 1-1 tie. The Rangers cruised as they tallied three goals on 21 shots in the second period. With the Flyers trailing 4-1, Robbie Moore (four goals against) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (three goals against) in net for the Flyers. The Rangers scored 3 PPGs.
Apr. 20, 1979 -- In Game 3, Don Maloney scored consecutive goals within 26 seconds in the first 2:41 of the second period, Anders Hedberg added a shorty at 5:39 and NY won 5-1 by scoring the game's last five goals. The Flyers led 1-0 prior to Maloney's tallies. John Davidson made 32 saves. Wayne Stephenson made his first start (second appearance) of the series and gave up five goals. It was NY's first win in MSG against the Flyers since 1976 (10 games).
Apr. 22, 1979 -- In Game 4, NY scored two goals in each period and John Davidson made 28 stops in a 6-0 win. Robbie Moore started for the third time in the series. Don Murdoch and Eddie Johnstone scored twice and Phil Esposito (1-2-3) had three points. NY had six consecutive PPs spanning three periods but only scored on the last of those attempts to take a 5-0 lead. When NY was penalized next, a SHG made it 6-0.
Apr. 24, 1979 -- In Game 5, NY eliminated the Flyers 8-3. NY scored a PPG and a SHG in the opening period and led 2-0 through two periods. The lead was expanded to 4-0 in the third period. When the Flyers had a PP, head coach Pat Quinn pulled goalie Wayne Stephenson but NY scored an ENG at the 8:19 mark. With Stephenson still out, the Flyers snapped a goalless skid in this series at 168:59 then added two more goals to cut the Rangers' lead to two goals (5-3) with 4:33 to play. NY called a timeout to stem the momentum then scored twice in a span of 34 seconds before adding an ENG. The two-team total of nine goals in a period set an NHL PO record. NY scored six times on eight shots in the third period, including two ENGs. SERIES RECAP: NY's Phil Esposito (2-8-10) and Don Maloney (4-4-8). John Davidson gave up just eight goals on 154 shots. The Rangers became the first team to score five SHGs in a series (prior mark was four in 1958).
Oct. 25, 1979 -- Reggie Leach (2-2-4) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) scored 12 seconds apart in the third period of Philly's 5-2 home win. Leach, Propp and Mike Busniuk had eight of Philly's nine third period points. The Flyers trailed 2-0 6:48 into the game then scored the last five goals. Pete Peeters made 18 saves.
Dec. 16, 1979 -- Philly's unbeaten streak reached 27 games (one within the NHL record) with a 1-1 tie at NY that featured brilliant goaltending on both sides. NY's Steve Baker made 20 saves in the first period and 37 total; Philly's Phil Myre made 34 saves. Each team scored in the opening period: a 4-on-3 SHG by Bill Barber and a PPG by Steve Vickers. At 8:32, there were three separate fights including Behn Wilson-Barry Beck moments after Norm Barnes-Eddie Johnstone fought. After the game, NY's assistant GM Mickey Keating challenged referee Bryan Lewis in the corridor saying that kids will be killed with high sticking if Lewis had his way. Dave Maloney said "Lewis was as bad last night as he was tonight." NY's Fred Shero, however, defended the ref by saying "I know some people are upset but you can't call everything." But he also added that he thought the refs were anti-Swedish and said "Why a Swede has to be murdered before you give a guy two minutes, I just don't know." Anders Hedberg, pointing to his chest, praised the Flyers by saying "There must be something in here when you don't lose for nine weeks." A link to the fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_4-f1e7pJQ
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Jan. 4, 1980 -- The Flyers won at NY 5-3 and thus surpassed the 33-game win streak of the NBA's L.A. Lakers with their 34th (24-0-10) straight game without a loss. Just 11 days after the Bruins and Mike Milbury entered the MSG crowd, a near repeat performance transpired. Ed Hospodar of NY broke Ken Linseman's nose when he fell on the Flyer but claimed later it was an accident. Moments after that play, Hospodar knocked down winger Tom Gorence causing a neck injury. At this point, without any penalties called, Pat Quinn sent out Mel Bridgman and four d-men. Bridgman speared Hospodar, though no penalty was called, then engaged in a lengthy fight. Hospodar, who won that fight, took a shot a linseman Kevin Collins and later earned a three-game suspension plus a $500 fine for that action. When Hospodar was escorted off the ice, he took a swing at a Flyers' equipment manager who was taunting him. Andre Dupont then scaled the Flyers' bench and attempted to go into the crowd at obnoxious fans but was restrained. Three Flyers not dressed from the game were targeted by unruly fans in another section and had to be escorted from that area. The game was nearly suspended earlier, when Rangers' execs thought candy tossed on the ice was a BB shot. A golf ball was thrown at referee Dave Newell.
Apr. 6, 1980 -- NY scored nine seconds into the game and led 5-0 after one period in an eventual 8-3 win in Philly in the season finale, in what was a mostly meaningless game for the Flyers; however, Pat Quinn held a closed door meeting to discuss the team's 3-5-5 finish. Ron Greschner (2-2-4) tied a team-record for points in a game by a D-man. Ron Duguay (2-0-2) scored twice. Among the Flyers not dressed were Bobby Clarke (irritated eyes due to a contact lens solution) and Moose Dupont (flu). Each Flyers' player got $8,000 in bonuses ($5,000 for finishing with the NHL's best record and $3,000 for winning a division).
Apr. 16, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the QFs in Philly, Behn Wilson scored 5:44 into the third period and the Flyers pulled out a 2-1 win. Pete Peeters made 29 saves. Rick MacLeish scored on the Flyers' first shot but the score reamined 1-0 after one period despite a 19-7 shots advantage. After 40 minutes, the score remained 1-0 despite a 34-17 shots advantage. Ray Markham scored NY's lone goal 1:57 before Wilson's GWG. John Davidson made 40 saves. In the opening period, four players were involved in two fights resulting in 44 PIMs: Mike Busniuk vs. Ron Duguay ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQp2gJb7nzY ) and Bob Kelly vs. Ed Hospodar ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMEc_1nMX9Q ).
Apr. 17, 1980 -- In Game 2, Pete Peeters made 31 saves and Paul Holmgren and Bill Barber broke a scoreless tie by scoring 14 seconds apart midway in the second period to help the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. It was the second straight game the Flyers' forecheck confused the Rangers. Ken Linseman had two assists. In the last five minutes of regulation, Rick MacLeish made it 3-0 but 15 seconds later Ron Duguay got NY on the board. Reggie Leach finished the scoring while killing a penalty. John Davidson stopped 38 of 41 shots (ENG). NY went 0-for-6 on the PP, the Flyers went 0-for-1. Paul Holmgren belted Ed Hospodar in the final 10 minutes of the game with the Flyers up 2-0. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqh6c-6ctx0
Apr. 19, 1980 -- In Game 3 in NY, Pete Peeters recorded a 29-save shutout in a 3-0 victory. Bob Dailey scored a 50-foot SHG in the first period then Bill Barber and Rick MacLeish added third period goals. NY went 0-for-7 on the PP increasing the Flyers' consecutive streak of kills to 28. Philly was 0-for-5 on the PP. Ken Linseman missed the following game, with torn rib cartilage, after a check by Barry Beck.
Apr. 20, 1980 -- In Game 4, Ron Duguay was elevated to a line with LW Don Maloney and C Phil Esposito and responded with a goal in each period in leading NY to a 4-2 win. John Davidson made 31 saves. NY went 2-for-4 on the PP while the Flyers went 0-for-7. In the third period, Brian Propp and Anders Hedberg fought.
Apr. 22, 1980 -- In Game 5, the Flyers clinched the series with a 3-1 home win. Pete Peeters made 25 saves and Al Hill, Behn Wilson and Paul Holmgren scored. Wilson's goal was a 50-footer which beat a stunned John Davidson. Ron Duguay added a meaningless third period goal. NY's line of Steve Vickers, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson was held scoreless throughout the series mainly due to the defensive play of Holmgren, Kenny Linseman and Brian Propp. Mel Bridgman bottled up Phil Esposito who later said "They played like we did last year. Intesity. Everything. The difference was goaltending." Afterwards, Vickers said he wanted the Islanders to beat the Flyers in the Cup Finals "because of the dirty things the Bruins (a prior series) did to them." Fred Shero said of Peeters "I think he should be Rookie of the Year (he finished third, Ray Bourque won)." SERIES RECAP: Philly out-scored NY 14-7, led by Rick MacLeish (4-0-4), Paul Holmgren (2-2-4) and Behn Wilson (2-1-3). Ron Duguay scored five of NY's seven goals. Phil Esposito (1-3-4) played in his final post-season. The Flyers failed on all 20 PP opportunities while NY was just 2-for-21. Pete Peeters and John Davidson played the entire series. The Flyers held a 181-143 shots advantage.
Sept. 26, 1980 -- In a preseason game won 4-1 by the Rangers in NY, Chris Kotsopoulos was tossed for pulling Tim Kerr's hair during a fight.
Oct. 1, 1980 -- During a preseason game at the Spectrum, Ken Linseman's attempted check to Ed Hospodar resulted in a broken left tibia to the Flyers' forward; he did not return until December 10, 1980. The game finished in a 5-5 tie when Bobby Clarke, who had a hat trick, scored twice in the final four minutes to rally the Flyers from a 5-2 hole. The game was played in front of a sparse crowd of 10,423 while the Philadelphia Phillies played across the street vs. the Chicago Cubs and Steve Carlton tossed 5-0 two-hit shutout. The Phillies stayed within 1/2 game of the Montreal Expos in the final week of play, the year the Phillies eventually won their first World Series title.
Oct. 30, 1980 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in Philly, in a game where four players left the contest not to return. Reggie Leach scored consecutive third period PPGs to give Philly a 3-2 lead but Anders Hedberg evened the game with 6:04 to play. Bobby Clarke, after being cut near the eye, retaliated and was whistled for a five-minute high sticking major as his stick clipped Mike Allison resulting in Allison being removed from the ice on a stretcher with a jaw/neck injury (though he returned the next game). Ron Duguay's leg suffered a laceration via Tom Gorence's skate. Steve Vickers right foot was struck by a puck. Paul Holmgren was also taken to a hospital when a skate blade caught him near his eye. NY head coach Fred Shero was asked if there was bad blood between the teams and said "I have never heard of such a thing. They like to play and they are paid to play." Philly received 73 PIMs and NY for 72. At 6:26 of the third, there were 102 PIMs called in a major brawl that included a lenghty fight between Rick MacLeish and Dave Silk:
Nov. 19, 1980 --Bill Barber (1-2-3) had three points and Rick St. Croix made 30 saves in Phill's 5-1 win at NY. Mike Busniuk and Ed Hospodar fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48_z2TuDtLk ). The Flyers' Frank Bathe picked up 23 PIMs in the second period. The Rangers, off to their worst start since the 1950s after posting just four wins in the first 20 games, fired head coach-GM Fred Shero two days later and replaced him with Craig Patrick (Herb Brooks was actually named but could not be immediately available due to a contract issue with a team in Switzerland); Shero was in the third year of a five-year contract after resigning from the Flyers with a year left on a pact.
Mar. 30, 1981 -- Rick St. Croix (36 saves) and Steve Baker (26 saves) dueled to an exciting scoreless tie at MSG, the first in that building since March, 1970. The same night, Indiana beat North Carolina for the 1981 NCAA College Basketball Championship in the Spectrum.
Apr. 5, 1981 -- Steve Baker made 34 saves and shutout the Flyers again, 2-0 in Philly, in the regular season finale. Baker's chest protector was stolen from the Rangers' practice facility so the goalie wore John Davidson's for this game and afterwards he announced that he'd wear it for the Rangers' post-season (he played 14 games in the 1981 POs which lasted into the Semifinals). Nick Fotiu returned to the Rangers after an eight-game suspension for chasing a fan in Detroit who tossed beer at the Rangers' bench.
Sep. 29, 1981 -- In a preseason game, NY won 6-1 at N.J.'s Brendan Byrne Arena in the first sporting event held in the new facility. Boston and Buffalo had a game scheduled but the Rangers invoked their territorial rights and that contest was moved. The first NHL goal scored at the complex was Doug Sulliman against Pelle Lindbergh.
Nov. 5, 1981 -- Steve Weeks made 31 saves and Ron Duguay (3-1-4) led the offense in NY's 6-2 win in Philly. Behn Wilson was eventually suspended four games for a slashing incident. Flyers' #1 draft pick Steve Smith had the only point of his 18-game NHL career.
Nov. 18, 1981 -- Dave Silk scored twice and led NY to a 5-2 home win. The Flyers last lost a regular season game at MSG on April 4, 1976; they were 4-0-10.
Dec. 12, 1981 -- Steve Weeks made 35 saves in NY's 5-3 win in Philly. Dean Talafous scored twice in the third period, the second goal gave his team a 4-3 lead.
Dec. 16, 1981 -- Philly scored four times in the third period en route to a 7-3 road win. The Flyers scored the last five goals of the game. NY was awarded four PPs in the first period while the Flyers' first PP attempt came early in the third period resulting in a Bill Barber goal. Immediately following that goal, a brawl resulted in the ejections of Barber (major, game misconduct) and NY's Ed Hospodar (minor, major, misconduct, game) and with the Flyers' second PP try, Bob Hoffmeyer scored to make it 5-3 in favor of Philly. Brian Propp and Ron Flockhart added later goals. Hoffmeyer, Propp and Ray Allison each had a goal and two assists.
Mar. 4, 1982 -- Darryl Sittler scored twice in a 4-4 tie in Philly. NY's Andre Dore tied the game with a late third period goal. Pelle Lindbergh, recalled the prior day, played in his third NHL game. Highlight with Cooperalls -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD4RoJ866HE
Mar. 10, 1982 -- The Flyers, trailing by three goals with under nine minutes remaining rallied for a 5-5 tie at NY. Ron Flockhart scored a PPG (Andre Dore of NY was penalized for an illegal stick) with 1:17 to play to cap the comeback. A week before, when the teams met, Mike Rogers of NY was penalized for an illegal stick. Head Coach Herb Brooks said afterwards "I didn't come to New York to check sticks. It is the players and trainers' responsibilities." NY's Mike Rogers (2-2-4) had four points. Bill Barber had three assists. The Flyers outshout NY 18-8 in the third period.
Mar. 17, 1982 -- Reijo Ruotsalainen scored a natural hat trick and led NY to a 5-2 win at home.
Mar. 28, 1982 -- Darryl Sittler (2-1-3, PPG and a SHG), Brad Marsh (1-1-2) and Pete Peeters (22 saves) led the Flyers to a 3-1 home win. Ed Mio made 40 saves.
Apr. 7, 1982 -- In Game 1 of their best-of-five Division Semifinals, the Flyers were led by Pete Peeters' 35 saves and Darryl Sittler's two goals in a 4-1 win at the NYR. The Rangers scored on their first rush of the game but couldn't solve Peeters the rest of the game. NY outshot Philly 15-4 in the third period but the Flyers netted two goals including Sittler's second of the game that gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Eddie Mio was the Rangers' goalie.
Apr. 8, 1982 -- In Game 2, Mikko Leinonen recorded six assists (NHL PO record, previous record was five held by six players) in NY's 7-3 victory. His six points tied an existing PO record. Seven Rangers scored. Philly led 48 seconds into the game but couldn't stop NY's PPG which went 4-for-5. Eddie Mio made 23 saves for the win.
Apr. 10, 1982 -- In Game 3, the Rangers recovered from a 3-0 first period hole to win 4-3 in Philadelphia when Cam Connor scored with 1:09 left in regulation. At the 1:44 mark, 40-goal man Ron Duguay and Bob Hoffmeyer fought and were ejected. The Flyers eventually led 3-0 with six shots on goal. NY mounted a rally in the second period goals with three goals and evened the scored with 54 seconds to play in the middle period. The Flyers were issued 37 PIMs in the second period and NY had four PPs but did not score. With about a minute to play in regulation, Connor pulled Paul Holmgren down to the ice but referee Bruce Hood allowed play to continue and Connor put in a rebound as he was unchecked. Connor was on the ice because Duguay and the injured Mikko Leinonen (the player who had six points in Game 2) were not available. The Flyers disputed the goal but were overruled. Eddie Mio made 28 saves for the win.
Apr. 11, 1982 -- In Game 4, the Rangers won the series 3-1 in games with a 7-5 win. Philly dominated the play in the first period, playing about 15 minutes in the Rangers' defensive zone but trailed 1-0 and NY took a 5-2 lead into the third when Pete Peeters was replaced by Rick St. Croix. The Flyers attempted rally fell just short as Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Darryl Sittler (1-1-2), Bill Barber (1-0-0) and Paul Holmgren (0-2-2) combined to narrow the gap to 6-5with 3:41 to play. However, Ron Duguay's 70-foot ENG with seven seconds to play finished the scoring. The Flyers outshot NY 43-25, went 3-for-5 on the PP and killed 6 of 7 penalties.
Oct. 13, 1982 -- The teams met in NY for the first time since the POs and NY scored three third period goals in a 5-2 win. John Davidson made 36 saves. Ron Flockhart scored both Flyers' goals.
Nov. 11, 1982 -- Philly scored five second period goals, including two by Lindsay Carson, in a 7-3 win. Tom Gorence added two goals (2-1-3) in the game.
Jan. 16, 1983 -- The Flyers outshot NY 31-16, Bob Froese recorded the shutout and Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Brian Propp (2 goals) led the offense in a 4-0 road win. Propp scored the game's first two goals and Philly led 3-0 after one period. The Rangers didn't get a shot on net for the opening 9:19 of the game. NY was shutout for the second consecutive game after a streak of 120 games with a goal. Mark Howe suffered a bruised kidney and missed four games.
Jan. 23, 1983 -- Rookie Bob Froese improved his perfect record to 6-0-0 (eight goals against) and made 23 saves as the sizzling Flyers recorded a 3-1 home win. Philly won for the 14th time in the last 16 games and out-scored the opposition 74-36. The Flyers' line of Bill Barber, Darryl Sittler and Bill Barber (1-1-2) produced the first goal and Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) made it 2-0 which remained until under six minutes was left; Barber added an ENG. There were three fights in the game including a pair in the final seven seconds: Paul Holmgren-Nick Fotiu -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZRN0iW67A and Glen Cochrane-Ron Duguay (their second fight) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjDtf31fZnc
Feb. 19, 1983 -- Eight Flyers' scored and Brian Propp had four points in an 8-5 win. Up 5-4 in the third, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:36 to ice the game. Behn Wilson was eventually suspended six games for hitting goalie Glen Hanlon with a high stick. Bob Froese upped his lifetime NHL record to 11-0-1 with three of the wins against the Rangers.
Mar. 14, 1983 -- NY led 5-0 after one period and cruised to an 8-2 victory. Afterwards, Flyers' coach Bob McCammon called the Rangers "smurfs" which was then used by NY as motivation for the upcoming playoffs. The Flyers were without five regulars including Tim Kerr and Paul Holmgren.
Mar. 31, 1983 -- Despite being outshot 34-13, the Rangers recorded a 4-2 win in the Spectrum led by Glen Hanlon (32 saves) and Reijo Ruotselainen (2-1-3) who scored the GWG in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie. Bob Froese made just nine saves on 13 shots. Philly held a 22-8 shots advantage after 40 minutes but trailed 2-1. After the game, Bob McCammon said of Ruotselainen "That little number 29 is going to be a key for us to shut down in the playoffs, obviously."
Apr. 5, 1983 -- In Game 1 of their best-of-five Division Semifinals, the Rangers recorded a 5-3 win in Philadelphia as Anders Hedberg registered three points in the first period. Eddie Mio made 39 saves for the Rangers and Pelle Lindbergh stopped 30 for the Flyers.
Apr. 7, 1983 -- In Game 2, Eddie Mio made 32 saves and the Rangers won 4-3 in Philadelphia. Philly led 1-0 after one but the Rangers got goals from George McPhee (his second NHL game) and Tom Laidlaw (his first goal in his 82nd game of the season) for a 2-1 lead. In the middle period, Ron Flockhart escaped serious injury when Dave Maloney's stick caught him in the eye/cheekbone. With the score tied 2-2, Mark Pavelich (1-2-3) scored the go-ahead goal and assisted moments later on the fourth goal. Philly outshot NY 15-5 in the third but both teams tallied two goals.
Apr. 9, 1983 -- In Game 3, Eddie Mio made 27 saves, Rob McClanahan had five points (2-3-5) and Dave Maloney had four assists in the Rangers' 9-3 series clinching victory. Anders Hedberg (2-1-3) and Barry Beck (1-2-3) had three points each. In the first minute of play, a scrum accelerated when reserve goalie Glen Hanlon, while on the bench, grabbed Darryl Sittler, who was on the ice, resulting in the oddity of 12 PIMs to someone who didn't play. The Rangers scored two PPGs in the first 5:24 and held the Flyers to one shot on goal through 12+ minutes. NY led 3-1 after one and 5-1 after two. Mark Howe suffered a concussion and was lost for the rest of the game. The Flyers closed to within 5-3 prior to the seven-minute mark of the third but NY scored four goals in the final 12 minutes. Pelle Lindbergh gave up nine goals on 28 shots. The Flyers, the second-best team in the NHL, had a 26-point regular season advantage over NY. Towards the end of the game, Dave Poulin (five minutes) and Ron Duguay (17 PIMs) fought and later Frank Bathe and eddie Johnstone. Afterwards, Duguay said of the Flyers "If they don't learn from this, they never will." SERIES RECAP: NY's line of Anders Hedberg (4-5-9), Rob McClanahan (2-5-7) and Mark Pavelich (2-4-6) led the offense and NY's head coach Herb Brooks usage of a new forechecking system, implemented late in the regular season, were keys.
Oct. 16, 1983 -- NY went 3-for-4 on the PP and a perfect 8-for-8 on the PK in a 5-4 win. Pierre Larouche scored twice. The Flyers entered the game with a 5-0-0 record and afterwards only Edmonton remained undefeated in the NHL.
Dec. 30, 1983 -- NY skated to a 6-0 lead and hung on for a 6-3 victory at MSG. NY got two goals each from Anders Hedberg and Pierre Larouche.
Jan. 12, 1984 -- Steve Weeks, who was 0-5-1 in his last six starts, improved his lifetime (regular season) mark against the Flyers to 6-1-1 as he made 38 saves in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. NY's Kent-Erik Andersson suffered a broken rib after being nailed into the boards by Ron Sutter.
Feb. 19, 1984 -- Tim Kerr had the GWG 1:33 into OT in a 3-2 win at MSG. The victory ended an eight-game Flyers' losing streak against the Rangers (r/s and PO combined). Late in the second period, Ron Greschner and Brad McCrimmon got in a testy fight resulting in stitches for Greschner on his right hand and above his eye; he did not return to the game.
Mar. 14, 1984 -- Peter Sundstrom (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-1 past the midway point.
Mar. 17, 1984 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive third period goals then Darryl Stanley nailed the GWG with about six minutes to play in a 6-4 win. NY led 4-1 with about 25 minutes to play and 4-2 with under 14 remaining but the Flyers scored four third period goals. The Flyers had 46 shots.
Mar. 24, 1984 -- The line of Dave Poulin (1-3-4), Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) combined for 11 points and led the Flyers to a 6-5 win at Philadelphia. Steve Weeks suffered his second lost in nine lifetime decisions to the Flyers. Poulin said of Kerr "Timmy is like the Midas Man, everything he touches is turning to gold."
Oct. 7, 1984 -- In a preseason game won 8-3 by the Flyers, a massive bench-clearing brawl erupted and seven players (NY had 4) were ejected amid 132 PIMs. NY goalie Glen Hanlon decided to enter the fight causing Pelle Lindbergh to skate the length of the ice and in the pile Hanlon was bloodied.
Dec. 3, 1984 -- Bob Froese (31 saves) and Dave Poulin (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-2 road win. Peter Zezel returned to the lineup, after missing the prior 11 games with a broken hand, and had two (1-1-2) points.
Dec. 8, 1984 -- Bob Froese (32 saves) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers improved to 11-1-3 in their last 15; NY had just two wins in their prior 14.
Feb. 10, 1985 -- NY ended a 7-game, 11-day road trip with an 0-6-1 record as Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves and backed the Flyers to a 3-2 win in Philly.
Mar. 13, 1985 -- Philly dominated the first period 3-1 in goals and 18-4 in shots -- as they sent NY to a 5-2 loss at MSG. Slumping at home in recent games, the Rangers were serenaded with a chant of "Let's go home, let's go home" from their fans. NY's George McPhee and Steve Richmond returned to the team for the first time since a stick fight in practice left both with visible wounds including multiple stitches to Richmond's scalp.
Mar. 21, 1985 -- Dave Poulin scored twice and sixteen different Flyers recorded points in an 8-4 home win. The Flyers 4-0 lead was cut to 5-3 but Poulin's SHG in the third period was abackbreaking tally.
Mar. 30, 1985 -- The streaking Flyers skated to a 3-0 win in Philadelphia, the team's thirteenth win in the last 14 outings. Bob Froese recorded his seventh shutout in 89 career NHL games. Ilkka Sinisalo gave the Flyers the only goal they would need. Kelly Miller made his NHL debut for NY.
April 2, 1985 -- The Flyers recorded a 2-1 victory at MSG and earned a seven-game regular season sweep of the Rangers in which NY was out-scored 31-13 and led for a total of 57 seconds. Philly was on a torrid 14-1-0 run. NY clinched a playoff spot despite this loss, a team record 43rd defeat. Len Hachborn and Todd Bergen scored for the Flyers.
Apr. 10, 1985 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, the Flyers' Mark Howe scored one of the most important goals in franchise history 8:01 into OT to help exorcise recent post-season demons and lift the Flyers to a 5-4 victory. On the GWG, Ron Sutter overpowered Reijo Ruotsalainen behind the net, stole the puck and fed Howe at the point. The thrilling goal sent the Spectrum faithful into delirium. The heavily-favored Flyers (one PO win in the previous three years, twice eliminated by NYR) dominated the extra session with a 9-1 shots advantage. Philadelphia led 3-0 by the 11:45 mark of the first period but the Rangers tied the score at 3-3 77 seconds into the third period, the last two goals by Don Maloney. The Flyers regained the lead on a Tim Kerr goal only to see Anders Hedberg tie it at 4-4 with 0:26 to play. After that goal, Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan lashed into his squad behind closed doors but within earshot of outsiders. When asked about his tirade after the game, Keenan calmly told the assembled media "If they need a little helpful reminder from time to time, it's my responsibility to inform them of my opinion of how they played." It was the Flyers' first home PO win since 1981 but was their 15th straight home win that season.
Apr. 11, 1985 -- In Game 2, Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves, including a brilliant stop on Grant Ledyard's breakaway in the closing minute of a scoreless first period, and Todd Bergen scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Bergen tied the score in the second period and notched the go-ahead tally in the third period. Captain Dave Poulin suffered strained ligaments in his left knee and missed the next six games. There was a bench-cleaing brawl at the end of the second period and each team was eventually docked $5,000. In the game, NY was whistled for 16 penalties and 46 PIMs to the Flyers 14 penalties and 42 PIMs. New York Daily News writer Frank Brown penned "The Flyers spent the night sending strong, eager, healthy bodies over the boards for every shift. The Rangers replied largely with cripples, midgets and pacifists."
Apr. 13, 1985 -- In Game 3, Tim Kerr scored four straight goals as part of five scored by the Flyers in the second period of a 6-5 victory at MSG to sweep the Rangers. Kerr set the record for the fastest hat trick in Flyers' PO history (a span of 3:24 span) and set NHL records for fastest four PO goals (in 8:16) and most PPGs (3) in one PO period. After the second period, the Flyers led 6-3. Kerr (4-0-4) and Peter Zezel (1-3-4) each had four points and D-man Doug Crossman had three assists. NY switched from Glen Hanlon to JVB for the third period and the team responded with a pair of goals but couldn't get the equalizer as the Flyers limited the Rangers to just four shots after the margin was one goal. Don Maloney had two goals and Mike Rogers had three assists for NY. SERIES RECAP: Offense leaders included Tim Kerr (5-0-5), Todd Bergen (3-1-4), Peter Zezel (1-3-4), Doug Crossman (1-3-4), Mark Howe (1-3-4) and Ron Sutter (1-3-4). NY was led by Don Maloney (4-0-4), Mike Rogers (0-4-4) and Anders Hedberg (2-1-3) who played in his final NHL game.
Oct. 1, 1985 -- The Rangers won this preseason game 4-1 at NY which was highlighted by 506 PIMs (the regular season record at the time was 406), 22 ejected players and a brawl that took a half-hour. Afterwards, Barry Beck of the Rangers publicly challenged NHL President John Ziegler to clean up the game to which Ziegler replied "It was an aberration...there are more brawls in baseball than hockey." Beck submitted that hockey was the only sport that allowed fighting and "I can't remember anyone bleeding in a baseball game." There were multiple fights on the undercard including goalies Bob Froese and Terry Kleisinger. Twenty-five seconds later, with 5:13 left in period two, the major brawl erupted when NY's Don Maloney started the bench-clearing brawl as first man off the bench and received a three-game suspension.
Nov. 6, 1985 -- Peter Zezel and Brian Propp each scored twice and the Flyers scored the last four goals in a 5-2 win at MSG. Bob Froese, 5-0-0, made 35 saves in the victory.
Dec. 7, 1985 -- Bob Froese (23 saves), Murray Craven and Brian Propp (two goals each) led Philly to a 4-0 win. It was the Flyers 14th straight (including playoffs) win against NY.
Dec. 8, 1985 -- Philly's 11-game regular season (14 including the 3-game 1985 PO sweep) win streak in this series ended when the Rangers won 3-1 in NY backed by JVB's 28 saves. With Philly trailing 2-1, Bob Froese was replaced after the first period by Darren Jensen who played the remainder of the contest and made 17 saves on 18 shots. During the streak, the Flyers out-scored NY 66-34.
Mar. 9, 1986 -- The Flyers led 4-0 at the 13:46 mark and Bob Froese made 30 saves in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers' PP went 2-3 whiole NY's was 0-6.
Mar. 29, 1986 -- Philly won 8-2 as Dave Poulin (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2 goals) led the way in the Spectrum. Kerr scored consecutive goals to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Brian MacLellan of NY was a -5.
Apr. 2, 1986 -- Tim Kerr scored goals number 55 and 56 and the goalie tandem of Bob Froese (41 saves) and Chico Resch (4 saves in 2:33, brief replacement for Froese after the Rangers made it 1-0) made 45 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 win at the NYR. The last-season game was vital for both teams as the Flyers pulled into the division lead over Washington by two points while the Rangers failed to secure a PO berth. The Flyers also won for the 18th time in the last 19 games in this series.
Apr. 9, 1986 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, NY shocked the Flyers 6-2 in Philadelphia. Mike Ridley (2-1-3) scored two PPGs and NY also had two SHGs. Rick Tocchet fought Wilf Paiement ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLfZ3XWsHQ ) and Dave Richter fought Larry Melnyk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLO4cP33RJY ) and were ejected with the score 4-2 in NY's favor. Bob Froese surrendered six goals on just 22 shots. JVB made 31 saves for NY. The Flyers were 18-1 in the previous 19 games (regular season and POs combined) against the Rangers.
Apr. 10, 1986 -- In Game 2, Rich Sutter and Brad McCrimmon scored a PO team-record 16 seconds apart in a 2-1 victory. Philly outshot NY 44-12 including 21-3 in the first period and 32-9 through two periods. JVB made 42 stops for the Rangers. NY's only goal came with a 2-man advantage.
Apr. 12, 1986 -- In Game 3 at NY, Mike Ridley tied the game at 2-2 8:13 into the third period and Jim Wiemer scored the first of three goals within 38 seconds in the Rangers' 5-2 triumph. Bob Froese was replaced after NY went up 4-2 and 24 seconds later it was 5-2 when the Rangers scored against Chico Resch. JVB made 30 saves. There were a few fights in the game including a pair involving Rich Sutter and Larry Melnyk. When Rick Tocchet and George McPhee fought for the third time that season, Rangers' backup goalie Glen Hanlon stood on the bench and got animated ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKyJIsuQ_GU ). Through three games, the Flyers' PP was 1-for-20.
Apr. 14, 1986 -- In Game 4 at NY, the Flyers recorded the franchise's largest road playoff victory ever in a 7-1 win at NY. Bob Froese made 31 saves while Peter Zezel (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the offense. NY led 1-0 but Zezel scored twice in the first period, then the Flyers expanded the lead to 4-1 with a pair of goals in the opening 61 seconds of the second period, then Zezel completed his hat trick to give Philly a 5-1 lead 5:17 into the second period which forced the removal of JVB. The Flyers out-scored NY 5-0 in the second period, with the goals scored in a span of 6:24, on a 10-8 shots edge. The Flyers' PP went 2-for-5.
Apr. 15, 1986 -- In Game 5, JVB made 34 saves and the Rangers clinched the best-of-five series with a 5-2 win at Philly. It was the first time since 1928 that the Rangers won the deciding game of a PO series. Willie Huber (1-2-3) and Mark Osborne scored 71 seconds apart to put NY ahead 3-1. NY completed its scoring with two ENGs in the final 40 seconds.
Sept. 21, 1986 -- In a preseason slugfest, the Flyers prevailed 4-1 at home. Prior to the seven minute mark, six players were already tossed as the NHL experimented with a new instigating fighting penalty. There were 188 PIMs issued in the first period and 272 in the game. Phil Esposito debuted as NY's GM.
Nov. 14, 1986 -- JVB made 28 saves and out-dueled Chico Resch in NY's 2-1 home win. Curt Giles and Tony McKegney made their NYR debuts.
Dec. 18, 1986 -- Bob Froese was traded to NY for Kjell Samuelsson and the Rangers' 2nd round choice (Patrik Juhlin) in the 1989 Entry Draft. Froese said "I'll miss my teammates. We were like brothers. We all went through so much together last year."
Jan. 7, 1987 -- Ron Hextall (35 saves), Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win at NY. Philly led 1-0 in the second period then the line of Smith, Zezel and Scott Mellanby combined for six points on two goals to make it 3-0. Tocchet's important short-handed breakaway with five seconds remaining in the second period made it 4-0. NY responded in the third period with three goals, the last coming with 3:41 to play but the Flyers added two ENGs in the final 23 seconds.
Jan. 31, 1987 -- Bob Froese (28 saves) played his first game in the Spectrum since being traded and stopped the Flyers 3-1. Froese even threw a punch at Derrick Smith who he felt was too close in his crease. Tomas Sandstrom gave NY a 1-0 lead. About five minutes later, Dave Brown slashed Sandstrom and when Brown taunted George McPhee, who was on the bench (both got misconducts), NY's head coach Phil Esposito physically prevented his player from jumping onto the ice. Pierre Larouche snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period.
Mar. 12, 1987 -- Bob Froese (39 saves), Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) and Don Maloney (2-0-2) led NY to a 6-1 win in Philly. NY led 2-1 midway into the third period. Afterwards, Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan said "You've got to give Froese credit. He stood us on our ears." Froese was 2-0-0 against his former team at this point but his career (regular season) mark ended at 3-7-1.
Mar. 15, 1987 -- A game decided by special teams, the Flyers won 5-2 in NY. Philly scored three PPGs and added a SHG while killing all ten NY PPs. Glenn Resch (37 saves), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Dave Brown and Jay Caufiled fought twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mPP_JLWTic
Mar. 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Tim Kerr netted his 50th and 51st goals of the season in the first period of the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Afterwards, NY head coach Phil Esposito said of Kerr "He reminds me more of me than any other player" and mentioned how the two chatted during the game about their similar goal-scoring ability. Dave Brown was suspended five games for a high-stick to Tomas Sandstrom's face after Sandstrom struck Mark Howe with his stick.
Apr. 8, 1987 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, NY won 3-0 in Philly led by Pierre Larouche (2-1-3) and JVB (26 saves). Larouche and Ron Duguay scored within 27 seconds in the second period for a 2-0 lead then Larouche finished the scoring in the waning moments on a breakaway. After the game, Walt Poddubny of NY said "I for one didn't know what to expect. I've read all those denials about how they are not psyched out by us but we have to be in the back of their minds."
Apr. 9, 1987 -- In Game 2, Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) celebrated his birthday with a momentum-shifting goal with four seconds to play in the second period to give Philly a 3-2 lead in an eventual 8-3 blowout. Tocchet added a SHG in the third to make it 6-2. Lindsay Carson had three assists and was named the game's top star. Philly had five third period goals including one by Peter Zezel who returned to the lineup after missing the previous nine games with a torn left knee. JVB (five goals allowed) was replaced by Bob Froese. Willie Huber was a minus 5. Dave Brown crushed George McPhee in a fight at the 2:05 mark leading to the ejection of NY's Jay Caufield. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmIkkJx62Y In the last period, NY's Pat Price fought both Doug Crossman and Scott Mellanby briefly. Before the game, an announcement was made that Bobby Clarke and Eddie Giacomin were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Apr. 11, 1987 -- In Game 3, Ron Hextall stopped 34 shots and the Flyers scored three goals in a span of 6:06 in the second period for a 3-0 win at MSG. NY had the first eight shots of the game. Fans chanted "We hate Zezel" when they read comments that Peter Zezel said he hated the Rangers; however, the jeers were quieted when Zezel's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead about five minutes into the second period. Thirteen seconds later, Philly established a team record for quickest two PO goals when Mark Howe scored. Rick Tocchet ended the scoring. The Flyers had 20 shots on goal in the second period, each team had 34 in the game.
Apr. 12, 1987 -- In Game 4, NY switched goalies to Bob Froese, led 3-0 after one and skated to a 6-3 win. NY had three PPGs, including two in the last 1:29 of the second period. At 8:09 of the middle period, Lindsay Carson skated towards Froese, who then followed Carson out to about the blue line. Carson turned, saw Froese, and although Froese had not brought his fists up, Carson swatted him and Froese went down with apparent embellishment. Carson picked up a double minor for slashing and NY's Tony McKegney was ejected. ''He must have lost his edge and accidentally skated into me,'' Froese said sarcastically. ''Then I was skating to the bench and he turned and accidentally punched me.'' Said Carson, ''I just turned and he went into me and he did a good acting job to make it look like a punch.'' Later in the second, Dave Brown was tossed as third man in an altercation between Craig Berube and George McPhee. As the period proceeded, Ron Hextall and Jeff Jackson were given slashing majors and Hextall then banged his stick on the ice trying to bait Froese; however, the trash-talking continued between Hextall and NY's head coach Phil Esposito who kept chanting "Ronald McDonald" from the bench.
Apr. 14, 1987 -- In Game 5, Rick Tocchet scored twice and the Flyers peppered NY goalie Bob Froese with 40 shots in a 3-1 home win. Froese was magnificent in defeat as Philly held a 32-10 shots advantage over the last two periods (40-22 total). The game wasn't secured until Tocchet's ENG in the waning moments, a goal awarded to Tocchet when Jeff Jackson threw his stick along the ice when the Flyers had a 2-on-0 break. Brian Propp had 10 shots on goal. Afterwards, Phil Esposito, who was asked to comment on Mike Keenan's offering that the Flyers' speed was the difference in the game, said " He is the genius. He is the career coach. Who cares what he has to say?!" Esposito then said of his team's play "We were brain dead."
Apr. 16, 1987 -- In Game 6, Ron Hextall was brilliant with 34 stops and eliminated NY 5-0 at MSG. Prior to the Anthem, Rangers' fans chanted "Hex-tall, Hex-tall." Derrick Smith and Doug Crossman gave Philly a 2-0 lead after one period. Brad Marsh made it 3-0 in the second period and then starting goalie JVB, a surprise starter to many, was replaced by Bob Froese. Lindsay Carson scored in the third period and at that point fans in MSG pelted the ice with debris. Murray Craven suffered a broken left foot and missed the next 14 PO games.
Oct. 24, 1987 -- JVB made 42 saves in NY's 5-3 win at Philly. Three times the Flyers tied the score but Walt Poddubny made it 4-3 then Jan Erixson scored on a penalty shot against Mark Laforest. The Flyers outshot NY 45-39.
Oct. 26, 1987 -- Murray Craven's goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 OT tie at MSG. Ron Hextall, in his first appearance of the season, and JVB excelled as each faced 40+ shots (42-41 advantage NYR). Dave Brown's infamous cross-check to Tomas Sandstrom led to an eventual 15-game suspension. After the game, Rangers' head coach Michel Bergeron said "Tonight, I saw an attempt to kill." Mark Howe of the Flyers received a questionable five-minute slashing major to Sandstrom a few minutes prior to Brown's action in the third period. After the game, Howe said "If he didn't instigate, we wouldn't be doing these things back to him. Our team doesn't do that against anyone else on their team but him." NY scored on Howe's penalty but not while Brown was in the box. NY's James Patrick said of Sandstrom "He is no angel" while Bergeron also added "Of course Tomas uses his stick, but only to protect himself." Clip -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZqXmTfbQwE
Dec. 10, 1987 -- Almost a year since the duo was involved in a swap, Kjell Samuellson's 65-footer beat Bob Froese for the go-ahead goal in the opening period of a 5-3 Flyers' home win. The Flyers extended that 2-1 lead to 4-1 on a key SHG by Dave Poulin. NY crept to within 4-3 but Ron Sutter finished the scoring.
Dec. 22, 1987 -- The Flyers rallied to beat NY 6-4 in the 4,000th game in Rangers' history. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led Philly. John Ogrodnick scored twice in the opening minutes to give NY a 2-0 lead but Philly led 3-2 after one. Tomas Sandstrom scored with 0:28 left in the second period to bring NY to within 5-4. Ron Hextall was dazzling, especially in the third period, when NY outshot Philly 14-4. Hextall improved to 10-0-1 in his last 11 outings with a 2.50 GAA.
[B]Jan. 17, 1988 -- Ron Hextall improved to 17-2-2 (one no decision) in his last 22 starts backing the Flyers to a 2-1 home win. Rick Tocchet snapped a 1-1 tie. Bob Froese made 29 saves in the loss.
Jan. 28, 1988 -- JVB made 35 saves, including 19 in the first period, in NY's 5-2 win in Philly. Kelly Kisio had three points.
Mar. 15, 1988 -- NY scored two first period PPGs then Chris Nilan scored with 99 seconds left in the third period in NY's 3-1 home win. JVB made 24 saves. Ron Hextall stopped 33 shots.
Oct. 26, 1988 -- JVB made 37 saves and the Rangers overcame three one-goal deficits in a 4-3 win in NY.
Oct. 29, 1988 -- Jan Erixson (1-2-3) scored the go-ahead goal 15:17 into the third period of NY's 6-5 home win. Eleven players scored and neither team had more than a one-goal lead. Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) tied the game with 7:36 remaining. Tomas Sandstrom had three assists. In the first period, Dave Brown walloped Rudy Poeschek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwkSi17ubHU). Ron Sutter suffered a broken jaw (in three places) and missed the next six weeks after a cross-check to his face by NY's James Patrick. ''I don't consider James Patrick to be a dirty player. But I don't consider that as a defense. Patrick drove the shaft of his stick into his face. For anyone to believe Patrick was just defending himself is foolish,'' said Bob Clarke. However, Brian O'Neill, the N.H.L.'s executive vice president, said ''In my judgment, the resulting injury was accidental and there was no deliberate attempt to injure by Patrick.'' Patrick, who received only a minor penalty at the time, was issued a retroactive game-misconduct penalty by O'Neill.
Nov. 9, 1988 -- Ulf Dahlen (1-2-3) and JVB (22 saves) led NY to a 5-3 home win. The Rangers led 5-1 in the third period. Ron Hextall (32 saves) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led the Flyers. A Kerry Huffman-Tomas Sandstrom-Hextall scene --
Nov. 15, 1988 -- NY rallied from a 3-3 hole and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in a game that featured a few injuries. Dave Poulin, just 43 seconds into the game, suffered a separated left shoulder after a hit by Lucien Deblois. Derrick Smith elbowed Tomas Sandstrom after the Ranger high-sticked Mark Howe in the mouth; Sandstrom temporarily left the game. With 0:23 left in OT, Bob Froese suffered a hip pointer and was replaced by JVB.
Feb 15, 1989 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 3-1 home win. Ron Sutter, Derrick Smith and Al Secord scored for the Flyers. Bob Froese made 23 saves for NY. Prior to the game, the injured Chris Nilan and Hextall clashed in the warmups. ''I was there to take a warmup, not start a fight,'' said Nilan. ''He swung his stick at my head. What am I going to do?'' Hextall said ''He's got no right to be in our end. He knew what he was doing.''
Feb. 22, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (3-2-5) was unstoppable as Philadelphia recorded a 6-4 win at MSG. Former Flyer Bob Froese, who was victimzed by Kerr's hat trick and five points, said of his former teammate "He has great hands, he is an ox, he is a scoring machine." The Flyers erupted for four straight third period goals to take a 6-3 lead.
Mar. 25, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-1 home win. There were four fights including Craig Berube-Rudy Poeschek in the opening minute and two Jeff Chychrun-Chris Nilan fights.
Oct. 21, 1989 -- JVB made 29 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly.
Oct. 30, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 23 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in MSG. NY outshot Philly 4-1 in the third period (24-15 in the game).
Dec. 10, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 36 saves in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. NY outshot Philly 38-19 in an action-packed game. The Flyers' PK was 8-for-8. Tomas Sandstrom was ejected and issued a five-minute major for slashing the Flyers' Jay Wells.
Jan. 14, 1990 -- NY won 4-3 in OT on Brian Leetch's goal, rallying from a 3-1 third period hole. Pelle Eklund missed on a penalty shot.
Feb. 13, 1990 -- John Ogrodnick's second goal of the game lifted NY to a 4-3 win in Philly. Mike Richter made 34 saves, Pete Peeters stopped 33 shots.
Mar. 8, 1990 -- Ron Hextall left the game in the first period with a strained groin and this would be his eighth and final appearance all season. His play was limited due to a contract holdout, a suspension, and four different injuries (twice in NHL games, one while on AHL injury rehab and one at practice). NY won 7-5 in Philly. Kelly Kisio (1-2-3), Joe Mullen (2-0-2) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) led NY. Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Gord Murphy (2-0-2) led Philly.
Mar. 25, 1990 -- Kelly Kisio (2-1-3) and Mike Gartner scored twice in NY's 7-3 home win. Keith Acton scored a SHG on a poenalty shot for Philly.
Oct. 25, 1990 -- Kevin Miller scored the go-ahead goal with 6:09 remaining in NY's 5-3 home win. NY scored three times in the third period. JVB made 25 saves. Joey Mullen had four assists. Murray Craven (1-2-3) led Philly.
Nov. 13, 1990 -- Third-string goalie Pete Peeters improved to 4-1-1 in a stretch of six games in Philly's 1-1 home tie. Peeters made 22 saves while JVB stopped 26 shots. Rick Tocchet's rebounder withy less than a second left nearly beat JVB who held onto the puck as the third period ended. "Praise the Lord the buzzer sounded," Vanbiesbrouck said.
Jan. 7, 1991 -- NY scored twice 26 seconds apart in the third period of a 3-2 home win. Both goals came off fortunate bounces leading NNY's head coach Roger Neilson to say "It was one of those nights." JVB made 24 saves.
Feb. 21, 1991 -- Murray Baron scored twice in a 4-4 OT tie at Philly. During a Craig Berube-Lindy Ruff altercation, Berube accidentally hit Kevin Collins with a punch cutting the linesman's face.
Mar. 4, 1991 -- John Ogrodnick (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-2 home win. Tie Domi, who tried to engage the Flyers into a pregame fight, was ejected late in the game after he punched Keith Acton (who was not penalized). Domi also fought Craig Berube 6:55 into a scoreless contest --
Mar. 23, 1991 -- Pelle Eklund (3-2-5) had a hat trick and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) scored his 40th goal of the season in the Flyers' 7-4 win at MSG. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the third period. Tie Domi scored his first NHL goal, to bring NY to within 4-3 in the third period, and he celebrated by "riding the broomstick (ala Tiger Williams)." NY lost for the eighth straight time, the third longest skid in team history. The Flyers entered the game on a 1-7-2 skid (and eventually ended the season with a 2-10-3 mark in the last 15).
Nov. 2, 1991 -- John Ogrodnick scored twice and Mike Richter made 21 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly.
Dec. 2, 1991 -- JVB made 35 saves and Mark Hardy scored his first goal of the season with 5:22 to play in NY's 4-2 home win. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren was fired two days later as his team was in a 0-6-1 slide. "Paul has been a very loyal member of the Flyers organization for a very long time. However, I feel a change is needed at this time. Due to the closeness of our division, we do not have the luxury of waiting longer for our team to come together," said GM Russ Farwell.
Dec. 18, 1991 -- JVB made 39 saves and six Rangers scored in NY's 6-3 home win.
Feb. 23, 1992 -- Tony Amonte scored in the third period and OT to give NY a 2-1 win at Philly. The Flyers fell to 2-11-2 in the last 15 played in this series.
Mar. 7, 1992 -- Ron Hextall (37 saves), Brian Benning and Mark Recchi (three points each) led Philly to a 5-4 home win. The Flyers had three PPGs. Tim Kerr scored for NY.
Mar. 23, 1992 -- Tony Amonte scored with 3:59 left and Mike Richter made 37 saves in NY's 4-3 win in Philly.
Mar. 24, 1992 -- JVB made 29 saves and NY scored three third period goals in a 3-1 home win.
Oct. 26, 1992 -- JVB (34 saves) and Mike Gartner (2-1-3) led NY to an 8-4 home win. NY scored four goals in the third period.
Nov. 4, 1992 -- Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. Doug Weight was tossed for intent-to-injure at the 20:00 mark of the second period after bloodying Garry Galley's mouth with a cross-check. Weight was suspended four days for being a first-time offender under new NHL rules and was docked the appropriate salary of $2,536 (four day pay). He was not suspended for any games. The play began with three seconds left in the second period with Weight checking Dimitri Yushkevich into the bench. Weight claimed he cross-checked the approaching Galley for "defensive measures."
Nov. 19, 1992 -- Philly used a 45-shot atack in a 7-3 win. Doug Evans sscored two late goals. The Flyers led 4-1 when Kevin Dineen was given a 5-minute high stick major and tossed from the game in the second period; NY then scored twice on the penalty but Evans' teo goals boosted the lead to 6-3.
Jan. 9, 1993 -- Ric Nattress had two goals and the Flyers won for the 1,000th time in the regular season, 4-3. Said Nattress "It's been eleven years and 500 games and I've never had chances like that."
Feb. 3, 1993 -- Tommy Soderstrom (36 saves) and JVB (39 saves) backed their teams to a 2-2 tie in NY. Mike Gartner had two goals.
Mar. 24, 1993 -- The Flyers won 5-4 at NY as Eric Lindros had a hat trick and also scored his 35th goal (eventually had 41) to set the Flyers' mark for most goals by a rookie. Ed Olcyzk had a hat trick for NY. Philly's Tommy Soderstrom made 41 saves.
Apr. 12, 1993 -- Greg Hawgood scored the lone goal and Dominic Roussel made 24 saves in Philly's 1-0 home win. Mark Recchi broke the Flyers' team record for points in a season with his 120th (123 total).
Oct. 16, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel improved to 5-0-0 as made 22 saves in Philly's 4-3 home win. Josef Beranek's hot streak continued as his seventh goal snapped a 2-2 tie.
Jan. 14, 1994 -- Mike Gartner scored twice and Mike Richter made 22 saves in NY's 5-2 home win.
Feb. 28, 1994 -- Mike Richter made 25 saves and NY scoredtwo PPGs in a 4-1 home win. Dominic Roussel made 39 saves.
Mar. 12, 1994 -- Alex Kovalev scored his second goal of the game with 36.7 seconds left in the third period and NY won 4-3 in Philly. The teams alternated the seven goals. The Flyers dominated the shots 30-19 including 15-6 in the third. Rod Brind'Amour also scored twice.
Apr. 14, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel was spectacular as he made 51 saves in the 2-2 regular season finale. Among the saves were breakaway stops against Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson. NY's Craig MacTavish tied the game in the third period. NY held a 53-29 shots advantage.
Mar. 3, 1995 -- NY won 5-3 at home as Adam Graves and Steve Larmer scored twice. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line had all seven points.
Mar. 15, 1995 -- John LeClair's 30-footer was the GWG with 3:38 to play in the Flyers' 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but NY rallied to tie the score 3-3 after two periods. The Legion of Doom Line had seven points. Kevin Haller vs. Mark Messier -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESZX4KvVTgY Afterwards, NY head coach Colin Campbell expressed displeasure with the play of Mike Richter.
Apr. 2, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves, including nine on Mark Messier, and the Flyers snapped a 6-game skid (1-4-1) and began a 9-game winning streak with this 4-2 home win. Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice including the lone third period goal.
Apr. 30, 1995 -- Brian Leetch scored the only goals of the game and Glenn Healy made 24 saves in NY's 2-0 win. Eric Lindros suffered an eye injury off a deflected shot which caused him to miss the last game of the regular season and the first three games of the upcoming PO series against Buffalo. He was the NHL's leading scorer at the time but lost the scoring title to Jaromir Jagr (both had the same point total but Jagr had more goals).
May 21, 1995 -- In Game 1 of their Conference Quarterfinals, Eric Desjardins scored 7:03 into OT to lift the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. John LeClair scored a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 22 saves. Desjardins gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead with 4:49 to play in regulation. Desjardins (2-1-3), John LeClair (3-0-3) and NY's Pat Verbeek (2-0-2) tallied the last seven goals of the game. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP, while the Flyers went 1-for-7. NY squandered leads of 2-0 after one and 3-1 late in the second. LeClair completed his hat trick off a terrific behind-the-net feed from Eric Lindros with 7:10 to play. Moments before LeClair's third goal, referee Don Koharski waved off another LeClair tally claiming the whistle was blown prior to the puck entering the net. Verbeek evened the score with 0:19 left in the third period. Mark Messier had three assists. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell was fined $200 and assessed a gross misconduct penalty for swinging a stick at the glass in the direction of a Flyers' fan.
May 22, 1995 -- In Game 2, Kevin Haller's wrister 0:25 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 home win. On the GWG, Eric Lindros (1-2-3) won a battle for the puck, passed it to Mikael Renberg who found Haller. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Twice in regulation, Philly had goals nullified due to whistles blown prior to the puck entering the net; that made three goals nullified in two games. Brian Leetch scored two PPGs in the first period to give NY a 2-0 lead. The Flyers rallied and took a 3-2 lead 25 seconds into the third period when Renberg (1-1-2) scored. Leetch became the first ever Rangers' d-man to score a PO hat trick 11:19 into the third period.
May 24, 1995 -- In Game 3, Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. Dineen scored 2:54 into the game then Mikael Renberg tallied with 16 seconds left in the opening period to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Dineen made it 3-0 early in the second period followed by a Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) PPG about seven minutes later and that led to the removal of Mike Richter for Glenn Healy. Mark Messier scored 2:37 after the goalie switch. The Flyers sealed the win with a SHG by Kevin Haller late in the middle period to make it 5-1. Each team had 34 shots.
May 26, 1995 -- In Game 4, Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Karl Dykhuis, who played for the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate (Indianapolis Ice) earlier in the season, scored twice in the first period in the Flyers' 4-1 win. Mikael Renberg and Anatoli Semenov scored less than two minutes apart which led to Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend" blasted through the MSG sound system with 5:38 to play in the second period. Mark Osborne scored in the final minute of the second period for the 4-1 final. NY held a 32-30 shots advantage. A Flyers' fan at MSG held a sign that read "How sweep it is." Renberg said "Four straight against the Rangers. I can't believe it." Brent Fedyk suffered a fractured neck on a check by Jay Wells and missed the entire 1995 Conference Finals against the Devils. Glenn Healy started and replaced Mike Richter who had lost the confidence of head coach Colin Campbell. SERIES RECAP: Much of the pre-series chatter revolved around the Flyers lack of experience and depth since the Flyers' top line produced 80 of 150 regular season goals. In this series, Mikael Renberg (3-4-7), Eric Lindros (1-4-5) and John LeClair (3-2-5) combined for seven of the 18 goals. Mark Messier said "The Flyers worked their tails off. They blocked shots. They beat us to the punch. They deserved to win. You don't need a lot of experience when they beat us as handily as they did." Ron Hextall stopped 109 of 119 (.916) shots while NY's duo of Mike Richter (66-for-79, .835) and Glenn Healy (36-for-41, .878) combined for 102-120 (.850).. NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "There is a lot of blame to go around but it isn't the right time to point fingers." When asked if he was out-coached, he said "I was not out-coached. That is a crazy question."
Dec. 21, 1995 -- Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win at Philly. The Flyers held a 19-5 shots advantage after one period and 32-15 in the game.
Jan. 13, 1996 -- Mark Messier factored in each goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in the Rangers' 4-0 win in Philly. NY went 3-for-8 on the PP.
Jan. 24, 1996 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored with 1:09 to play in a 4-4 tie at MSG. Ron Hextall made 38 saves. Mark Messier (2-2-4) had four points.
Apr. 4, 1996 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-1 home win as Eric Lindros scored twice and Ron Hextall made 27 saves. The game featured four fights including Joel Otto--Mark Messier -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmDRPTEjDuk . The teams combined for 13-for-13 on the PK.
Apr. 5, 1996 -- NY rallied for a 3-1 home win with two third period goals. Brian Leetch tallied with 0:20 left in the second period for NY's first goal of the game. Pat Verbeek scored the GWG on a 5-on-3 as part of three straight minors called against the Flyers in under two minutes. Ron Hextall played a great game as he made 33 saves. NY outshot Philly 36-18.
Nov. 13, 1996 -- Pat Falloon snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 win in MSG. Ron Hextall made 26 saves while Mike Richter stopped 35 shots.
Dec. 4, 1996 -- Eric Lindros scored with 6:35 left and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in NY. Mike Richter made 39 saves. Philly outshot NY 40-25.
Feb. 1, 1997 -- Despite being outshot 41-17, NY won 4-2 in Philly as Mike Richter made 39 stops.
Feb. 23, 1997 -- Janne Niinimaa got the GWG in the second period in Philly's 2-1 home. Garth Snow extended his unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5). The Flyers outshot NY 37-15. Mike Richter made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 7, 1997 -- NY rallied for a 3-2 home win by scoring three times in a span of 5:27 in the second period. NY scored two PPGs during a double-minor to Eric Lindros. The Flyers' captain, who picked up a total of five high-sticking minors, was suspended and fined later in the week for two games for breaking the nose of Shane Churla and later a double-minor for high-sticking Ulf Samuelsson at the game's end. Lindros labeled Samuelsson "Susan Lucci" after the soap opera actress. After the game, Churla said "He put my nose on the side of my face." Churla sported a cut across the bridge of his nose and a bruise beneath the right eye and also said ''It's what hockey is all about. We're all men. We'll handle it in our own ways.''
Apr. 10, 1997 -- Pat Flatley scored twice in NY's 6-3 win at Philly. Ron Hextall gave up five goals on 18 shots through two periods and was removed for Garth Snow. Eric Lindros did not play as part of his suspension for the April 7 game
May 16, 1997 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals, Dainius Zubrus and Janne Niinimaa scored in the opening 4:39 of Philly's 3-1 home win. Eric Lindros and John LeClair each had three assists. Eric Desjardins scored in the third period. Garth Snow stopped 24 shots and missed the shutout when Luc Robitaille scored with 10 seconds to play.
May 18, 1997 -- In Game 2, Wayne Gretzky led the Rangers with a hat trick in a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia. A very shaky Garth Snow gave up five goals on 10 shots and was pulled 33:45 into the game for Ron Hextall who saw action the remainder of this series. Hextall's appearance was his second of the 1997 POs. Gretzky (3-0-3) and Mark Messier (1-2-3) led the Rangers' offense. Gretzky scored two PPGs in under two minutes to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead after one period. The Flyers rallied to knot the score with two goals in a span of 49 seconds in the second period but Gretzky and Messier recorded goals to put the Rangers up 5-3. Shjon Podein finished the scoring with a second period goal.
May 20, 1997 -- In Game 3, Eric Lindros' (3-0-3) recorded his first PO hat trick and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in a 6-3 win at NY. Trent Klatt's goal with 5:01 to play came 38 seconds after Wayne Gretzky (1-1-2) tied it 3-3. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period but, after a scoreless second period, Russ Courtnall (2-1-3) started a seven-goal third-period flurry to make it 2-2. Lindros made it 3-2 then, after Gretzky and Klatt swapped goals, Rod Brind'Amour scored an insurance goal and Lindros recorded an ENG. Philly scored four third period goals on eight shots. At the 2:08 mark of the first period, Klatt delivered a crushing check to his brother-in-law Ken Gernander which resulted in a concussion and separated shoulder. The former teammates at the University of Minnesota married twin sisters, Kelly and Kirby, who sat togther at the game. "They continued sitting together the rest of the night, but it was an uncomfortable situation." Klatt said afterwards.
May 23, 1997 -- In Game 4, Eric Lindros' PPG with 6.8 seconds remaining gave Philly a thrilling 3-2 win in NY. It was the latest GWG in Flyers' PO history. Jeff Beukeboom was penalized with a double minor for high-sticking John LeClair who suffered four cuts to the face. When LeClair attempted to return to the ice, referee Kerry Fraser ruled him ineligible because blood was still visible; LeClair then returned to bench, got medical attention, and helped set up the winning goal. Mikael Renberg scored in the first period and the 1-0 lead was maintained even when NY had a 5-on-3 edge midway in the second period with Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins off for slashing, the latter on Wayne Gretzky's wrist (later in the game, Gretzky speared Desjardins which went uncalled). With the game still 1-0, Esa Tikkanen netted his first goal of the series (eighth of the POs), while on the PK. John Druce scored a brilliant SHG with 3:13 to play with Joel Otto in the box. Brian Leetch scored with 2:08 left in regulation, two seconds after Otto's penalty expired. The shots were 42-33 in the Flyers' favor, including 21-10 in the third period. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "We are not out yet. A three-to-one lead is not insurmountable. I think they (the Flyers) are starting to bend." Highlights:
May 25, 1997 -- In Game 5, Rod Brind'Amour led the Flyers to a 4-2 win as he scored the last two goals, both assisted by Chris Therien, in the series clincher. The Flyers trailed 2-1 on two NY PPGs, including a 5-on-3, but rallied and led 3-2 after one period when Brind'Amour scored with 0:54 left in the opening period. His second goal made it 4-2. Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Therien (0-2-2), Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and John LeClair (1-1-2) all had two points. After the game, Wayne Gretzky said "We got beat fair and square. Yeah, they were bigger. Yeah, they were stronger. Yeah, we're disappointed. It hurts." Eric Lindros registered nine points and five goals in the series.
Dec. 5, 1997 -- NY rallied from a 4-1 deficit, getting two goals from Brian Leetch, and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie at MSG in the first meeting since the 1997 playoffs. Mike Richter started but was replaced by Jason Muzzatti after the Flyers made the score 3-1. Almost immediately, the Flyers made it 4-1 but Muzzatti finished the game making 15 saves on 16 shots.
Jan. 22, 1998 -- Garth Snow made 30 saves in Philly's 4-3 road win despite the 1,000th career point by NY's Pat LaFontaine (third US born player to reach the mark in the NHL). John LeClair scored a PPG 3:33 in to the game and Philly led the rest of the way.
Feb. 28, 1998 -- Eric Lindros recorded his 500th career point, the fifth fastest in NHL history (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stasty and Mike Bossy) to reach the mark, in Philly's 3-1 win at New York. The game was NY's first under new head coach John Muckler, who replaced Colin Campbell. Pat LaFonaine's PPG was the only score in the first two periods. Trent Klatt evened the game early in the third and then a minute later Lindros scored the eventual GWG that led to his remarkable accomplishment.
Mar. 22, 1998 -- Shjon Podein netted a PPG with 0:21 left in OT in a 5-4 home win. The goal was scored with three seconds remaining on a penalty to Geoff Smith. NY led 2-0 in the first period. With 3:09 to play, Trent Klatt gave Philly a 4-3 lead but Wayne Gretzky (2-1-3), who tied the game 3-3, evened the game at 4-4 with 1:42 to play. NY's Kevin Stevens factored in two important plays: Sean Burke stopped him on a penalty shot and later in the game a NY goal was overturned by replay because Stevens was in the crease. The game was the Rangers' second straight one-goal loss to the teams that made the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals (Detroit won the prior game, 4-3).
Apr. 18, 1998 -- Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win in Philly.
Oct. 9, 1998 -- Alexandre Daigle scored the only goal of the game and JVB made 20 saves in a season opening shutout at MSG. Ulf Sammuelsson punched Petr Svoboda of the Flyers in the face, drawing blood, but was issued only a minor penalty despite protest from the Flyers. After the game, Svoboda said "One of these days, it's going to be him. It's a long year." In the final moments, Esa Tikkanen had an open net and a loose puck near his skate but couldn't score because he had a broken stick, which he smashed over the net after time expired.
Oct. 24, 1998 -- The Flyers trailed 2-0 in the third period but rallied for a 2-2 OT tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot NY 37-13 including an impressive 14-1 in the third period. Eight of NY's shots came in the second period and they were outshot 25-5 in the other three periods.
Feb. 28, 1999 -- Petr Nedved completed his hat trick with a late third period PPG in the Rangers' 6-5 win. NY led 5-2 before the Flyers evened the score in the third period. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP. Nedved (3-1-4) and Adam Graves (2-1-3) led NY while Eric Lindros (1-2-3) led Philly.
Mar. 27, 1999 -- Valeri Zelepukin scored two second period goals to lead Philadelphia to a 3-1 home win. During the game, Eric Lindros high-sticked Petr Nedved which resulted in a two-game suspension.
Apr. 5, 1999 -- Mike Richter made 36 saves in NY's 5-1 win in Philly. It was Ron Hextall's last appearance playing in the NHL.
Oct. 20, 1999 -- Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and JVB (34 saves) led the way in a 5-0 home win. Eric Lindros delivered a crushing check to Petr Nedved, whose helmet was sent flying, and Todd Harvey, who retaliated, received a bloodied eye in a fight. Earlier in the game, Tim Taylor attempted to check Lindros but the Flyer leveled him to the delight of the home crowd. When Lindros was asked of the ovation, he said "It was pretty interesting in the stands, too," of the many fights in the stands.
Oct. 22, 1999 -- JVB recorded his 37th career shutout by making 20 saves in Philly's 2-0 win at MSG. It was his second shutout of NY in three nights. NY ended the game without a goal in the last 174:31. Ulf Samuelsson made his Flyers' debut.
Feb. 20, 2000 -- Philly won 3-2 at NY as JVB made 30 saves and Mikael Renberg and John LeClair scored third period goals. It was the first time in three games that NY scored against JVB. Craig Ramsey replaced Roger Neilson (cancer) as Flyers' coach for the rest of the season.
Mar. 18, 2000 -- NY won 3-2 in Philly as Mathieu Schneider got the second period GWG. Simon Gagne and Valeri Kamensky twice swapped goals in the first period.
Apr. 9, 2000 -- Mark Recchi and Daymond Langkow each had a goal and an assist and Brian Boucher made 15 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NY. With 105 points, the Flyers captured the division title in the season finale. The Flyers outshot NY 40-16.
Oct. 24, 2000 -- Without Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Lindros and on a 0-5-2 skid, the Flyers won 5-4 at MSG. Philly scored at 0:12 and led 3-0 at the 17:25 mark while out-shooting NY 11-1 (13-2 in the first). NY outshot Philly 13-2 in the third period. Simon Gagne assisted on three goals.
Oct. 26, 2000 -- Brian Boucher, who had a 4.52 GAA in his first six games of the season, made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout at Philly. Michal Sykora scored his first goal in nearly two years and his first as a Flyer to give Philly a 1-0 lead after two periods.
Jan. 13, 2001 -- Theo Fleury scored 2:46 into OT, after tying the game with 2:52 left in regulation, to lead NY to a 4-3 win in MSG. Fleury also assisted on the first two goals (2-2-4) for a four-point effort. Mike Richter made 31 saves.
Feb. 25, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 31 stops and Mark Recchi scored with 5:19 to play in Philly's 2-1 home win. NY outshot the Flyers 18-4 in the third period but the only goal was the winner by Recchi who, along with Mark Greig, factored in both goals. The Flyers were absent John LeClair, Eric Lindros, Simon Gagné, Rick Tocchet and Justin Williams. Kirk mcLean started for NY in place of the injured Mike Richter. NY held a 32-21 shots advantage.
Mar. 17, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves and Dan McGillis' PPG with 0:22 left in the second period lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win. Guy Hebert was replaced after the second period due to a groin pull and replaced by Kirk McLean.
Nov. 14, 2001 -- Eric Lindros made his first appearance against the Flyers and opened the scoring 16:52 into the first period, Mike Richter made 40 saves and Theo Fleury snapped a 2-2 third period tie in NY's 4-2 home win. Said Lindros ''It was electric. It certainly felt good to know the Garden was alive. I obviously wanted to be on the winning side tonight. It was special. It felt good after the game.'' Rangers' GM Glen Sather said ''I loved the fact that Rangers fans were pouring beer on Flyers fans. It was old-time hockey. There was some emotion in the building. It was terrific.'' Mike Richter said ''Our team is playing better, and I think people are starting to take notice. They're just into it more. There were a few Philly fans and a couple of brawls in the stands. It was just a great game to be a part of.''
Jan., 12, 2002 -- In Eric Lindros' first appearance in Philadelphia as an opponent, the Flyers recorded a 4-2 win with Kim Johnsson scoring the GWG. Johnsson (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (0-2-2) each had two points. The game nearly had a pregame melee. Bryan Berard, who scored and assisted on NY's two goals, was ejected with 40.7 seconds remaining when he leveled Jeremy Roenick after J.R. punched Radek Dvorak. Berard said that he thought the play was "gutless" and "that is J.R.'s hockey." Roenick said ''That was a stand-up play by Bryan Berard to defend his player like that. But he's got to tell his own player to stand behind his words. I've been in this league a long time and I've accomplished a lot of things and I'm going to demand some respect. If he wants to yap at me, especially with 40 seconds left, he's got to expect repercussions.'' Berard gave NY a 1-0 lead then Roenick tied it. Dvorak tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. After the game, Lindros said ''I didn't feel real comfortable until halfway through the second period. When you step into a building that you played in for many years, there are a lot of things going through your mind.'' Lindros finished with three shots on goal in 21:18 of ice time. Luke Richardson beat Matthew Barnaby in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hHU9xBRfWc . Todd Fedoruk-Steve McKenna -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Qj8Y0D-TI Donald Brashear-Sandy McCarthy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYDJG1MPFqY
Mar. 2, 2002 -- Eric Lindros of NY and Simon Gagne of Philly exchanged hat tricks in NY's 6-5 home win. Lindros completed the hat trick at the 2:12 mark of the second period. Mike York and Brian Leetch each had three assists. Mike Richter made 26 saves. With the Flyers trailing 4-0, Gagne scored the next two goals and the Philly had a 5-minute PP advantage when Tomas Kloucek was ejected for kneeing Ruslan Fedotenko; however, the Rangers scored a SHG to pull ahead 5-2. The Flyers closed the gap to 5-4 with two early third period goals but Dave Karpa scored to make it 6-4. Gagne completed his hat trick with 7:05 to play, the game's final goal. After giving up Lindros' first goal, Roman Cechmanek picked up two minors within 25 seconds of each other in the opening period then suffered a right ankle injured and was removed 12:50 into the game; he did not return until April 1. Brian Boucher gave up five goals on 20 shots. Lindros and Keith Primeau were issued unsportsmanlike minors in the first period for head-butting. Donald Brashear fought Matthew Barnaby --
Mar. 27, 2002 -- Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 win in NY. Justin Williams scored in the first period and the Flyers led the rest of the game. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) factored in both NY goals.
Apr. 13, 2002 -- The Flyers clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 2-1 home win. Mark Recchi (1-1-2), who made it 2-0 with a goal in the third period, and Adam Oates (1-1-2) each had two points. The Flyers held a 46-20 shots advantage including 26-9 in the first 40 minutes. Dan Blackburn of NY made 43 saves. Eric Lindros played as an opponent in Philadelphia for the second time in his career. Donald Brashear and Dale Purinton fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpxJYxxxrAw
Oct. 1, 2002 -- In a preseason game won 5-3 by the Flyers, the teams battled to many fights including Donald Brashear split Sandy McCarthy's helmet -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-yMIZhVZ-M (alt. version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0PoGpFgRwQ . Later, Dale Purinton was ejected for jumping Brashear from behind. There were 38 penalties and 138 PIMs, including nine major penalties and seven misconducts. Chris Therien and Matthew Barnaby were also tossed for fighting. Krystof Oliwa fought both Brashear and Todd Fedoruk.
Dec. 5, 2002 -- Michal Handzus became the second player (both times against the NYR) in NHL regular season history to score a GWG on a penalty shot in OT and the Flyers won 3-2 with 0:37 to play. Said Tom Poti, who was whistled for the minor leading to the GWG, "No way that should have been a penalty shot. He dived a bit. Maybe I deserved a hooking penalty. I guess the ref wanted to decide the game and he was successful in doing so." Roman Cechmanek picked up the win as he made 24 saves including a sensational stop when Petr Nedved and Pavel Bure had a 2-on-1 moments before the GWG. NY's Eric Lindros tied the score 2-2 in the second period on a 55-footer. Dan Blackburn made 32 saves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gotVTv0xVEQ
Jan. 18, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and Philly rallied from a 2-0 hole in a 4-2 win at MSG. Michal Handzus scored the GWG with 5:04 to play. Keith Primeau scored twice.
Feb. 8, 2003 -- Sami Kapanen made his Flyers' debut and snapped a personal 14-game goal-scoring drought with a third period PPG in Philly's 2-1 home win. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. The Flyers won for the fifth straight time in this series. Kapanen's GWG came 4:44 into the third period and he became the fifth Flyer that season to score in his debut. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. All three goals were on the PP.
Mar. 7, 2003 -- NY led 4-0 in the opening period en route to a 5-1 home win. Mike Dunham made 34 saves. Roman Cechmanek was replaced at the 9:06 mark with the Flyers down 3-0. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) and Radek Dvorak (0-3-3) led the offense. Simon Gagne returned to the lineup after missing 13 games but suffered a relapse of a groin injury and missed the next 13 games.
Mar. 22, 2003 -- Dan Blackburn was a perfect 28-for-28 in relief and Petr Nedved scored with 3:12 to play in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Blackburn replaced Mike Dunham who pulled a hamstring.
Nov. 8, 2003 -- Marcus Ragnarsson had the GWG 1:01 into OT in a 2-1 win at the NYR. Tony Amonte and Jeremy Roenick has two points each.
Jan. 22, 2004 -- The Flyers won 4-2 in MSG as they displayed a strong physical game throughout the contest. Simon Gagne had the eventual GWG 44 seconds after Brian Leetch evened the game 2-2 late in the middle period. Five Flyers had 2-point games. NY's Eric Lindros was absent due to the flu.
Feb. 12, 2004 -- Jeremy Roenick suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a Boris Mironov slapshot and was knocked unconscious with blood oozing from his mouth. Roenick, who lay motionless for several minutes, got up and as he left the ice clutching a towel to his face, waved to the fans, who gave him an ovation as he left; he missed the next 19 games. Then, 32 seconds later Keith Primeau was helped off the ice after he collided with Bobby Holik, in a play that head coach Ken Hitchcock thought was intentional on Holik's part; Primeau missed the next 21 games with a concussion. The Flyers won 2-1 with a second period goal from Simon Gagne and a third period tally from Sami Kapanen. Sean Burke, acquired due to injuries to Jeff Hackett and Robert Esche, made 26 saves in his return to the Flyers.
Feb. 14, 2004 -- Patrick Sharp scored twice and Kim Johnsson had three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Sharp played as a replacement for the injured Jeremy Roenick. "Sharp is a smart player. He is a guy that knows how to play his position. I don't think that it's any accident that he continues to block shots in the defensive zone," said Ken Hitchcock. Sean Burke stopped 25 shots to get his 300th career win. Mike Dunham gave up six goals on 18 shots before being replaced after two periods. Multiple fighting majors were issued late in the game, 112 PIMs in the third period, and the Flyers received 76 of the 130 game PIMs.
Mar. 27, 2004 -- Stephen Valiquette made 39 saves, including 21-for-21 in the third period, in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. Robert Esche was pulled when he gave up three goals on 12 shots, for Sean Burke who went the distance.
Oct. 5, 2005 -- In the first regular season game post-lockout, Jaroimir Jagr (2-1-3) led NY to a 5-3 win in Philly. The Flyers led 3-1 late in the second period. NY scored three times in the third period. Peter Forsberg had two assists in his Flyers' debut. Mike Richards, who made his NHL debut, scored off Kevin Weekes. Robert Esche stopped a penalty shot attempt by Michael Nylander.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIX-UdJuQ9E
Jan. 5, 2006 -- Simon Gagne scored seven seconds into OT, the second fastest OT goal in NHL regular season history, and the Flyers won 4-3 at NY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxUsrbMpQqY Mats Sundin scored six seconds into Toronto's 12/30/95 win at St. Louis. Kevin Weekes played for the Rangers and gave up a goal on the first shot he faced; later, after surrendering a goal to Brian Savage, Rangers fans chanted "We Want (Henrik) Lundqvist."
Jan 30, 2006 -- Joni Pitkanen's second goal of the game capped a rally in a 3-2 OT win at NY. Mike Richards tied the game with under two minutes to play and assisted on Pitkanen's goal 1:28 into the extra period.
Feb. 4, 2006 -- Joni Pitkanen was whistled for tripping as time expired in regulation leading to a Jaromir Jagr PPG in OT and a 4-3 Rangers' win in Philly. Petr Sykora evened the game with 41.1 seconds left in the third period on a twice-deflected shot that hit off his helmet. On the tripping call, Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcock said "''He (Pitkanen) had to take that penalty. Straka had him beat.'' The injury-ravaged Flyers played without Peter Forsberg, Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins and Kim Johnsson; Petr Nedved suffered a groin injury during the game and Chris Therien suffered a career-ending concussion. Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PCQRglcHBE
Mar. 22, 2006 -- Philly won 6-3 at MSG in a battle for first place. Ryan Hollweg's check-from-behind on R.J. Umberger with 3:17 left in the opening period gave the Flyers a 5-minute opportunity on the PP and led to Hollweg's ejection. Mike Knuble and Michal Handzus scored 2:29 apart to turn a deficit into a lead on the advantage with Zeus' momentum-changing goal came with one second left in the first period. Jaromir Jagr scored a hat trick in the loss. Jagr and Knuble each tallied twice when the score was 2-2. Jeff Carter gave Philly a 5-3 lead in the third period.
Apr. 4, 2006 -- Michael Nylander (1-1-2) scored in regulation and the shootout in NY's 3-2 home win. NY won the SO 2-1 and clinched the team's first PO berth since 1997. NY held a 40-23 shots advantage including 22-9 covering the third period and OT. Kevin Weekes made 21 saves. Robert Esche made 38 stops. Denis Gauthier nailed Martin Straka -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q3Y_Xduh88 . Mike Richards fought Ryan Hollweg.
Apr. 15, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Four Flyers scored, including R.J. Umberger (1-1-2) and Jeff Carter earned two assists with terrific set-ups. After Ryan Hollweg ran Peter Forsberg, Donald Brashear responded and was issued a game-misconduct late in the third period.
Oct. 7, 2006 -- The teams set an NHL record with 25 straight shootout misses until Marcel Hossa scored past Antero Niittymaki in the 13th round giving NY a 5-4 win in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in addition to 13-for-13 in the shootout. Niittymaki made 26 saves in addition to 12-for-13 in the shootout. Michael Nylander led NY with three (1-2-3) points. Simon Gagne had two goals and Joni Pitkanen had three assists for Philly.
Oct. 10, 2006 -- Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Antero Niittymaki (25 saves) led the Flyers' 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers held a 10-2 shots edge after one period but NY outshot Philly 25-14 the rest of the game.
Dec. 12, 2006 -- Jarkko Immonen and Mark Cullen each had a goal and an assist in NY's 3-1 win at Philly. Kevin Weekes made 15 saves. Jaromir Jagr had 11 shots on goal, the 14th time he reached double figures during a regular season game. Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves.
Jan. 4, 2007 -- Martin Straka scored in each period for his sixth NHL hat trick in NY's 3-2 home win. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves.
Jan. 27, 2007 -- Jason Krog, claimed off waivers 15 days earlier, scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period of NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Robert Esche made 33 saves and was 17-for-17 in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves for the win.
Feb. 17, 2007 -- Antero Niittymaki made 40 saves (21/23 in the third period) in Philly's 5-3 win at NY. Henrik Lundqvist was chased after the second period. The Flyers' PK was 8-of-9. Mike Knuble and Brendan Shanahan collided in the third period; Knuble suffered a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone while Shanahan was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjHrv...eature=related -- Scottie Upshall scored in his first Flyers' game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpfTDHlTcBA Among the fights was Mike Richards-Sean Avery -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwpea6Nv61s After the game, Avery got into a shouting match with Flyers' assistant coach Craig Berube.
Mar. 21, 2007 -- Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves and Sean Avery scored twice in NY's 5-0 home win. Brendan Shanahan picked up two assists in his first game since the February 17 injury. Todd Fedoruk was carted off the ice after a fight with Colton Orr 21 seconds into the game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLi9ki83AeY
Mar. 31, 2007 -- Henrik Lundqvist (33 saves), Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) and Michael Nylander (0-3-3) led NY to a 6-4 win in Philly. Martin Biron was replaced after giving up five goals on 22 shots for Antero Niittymaki. Ben Eager scored twice for Philly.
Nov. 5, 2007 -- Henrik Lundqvist (30 saves) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-0 home win. NY held a 45-30 shots advantage. Martin Biron made 43 saves including 21-for-22 in the first period. NY's two goals came in the final minute of the first period and with 3:21 left in the third period. Mike Richards fought Sean Avery -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm9waaFMP5E and Riley Cote and Jason Strudwick battled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8HU-jvzcYM
Jan. 10, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell (3-0-3) scored a natural hat trick, the first put Philly ahead 3-2, and Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves in a 6-2 win at NY. Mike Richards added three assists. NY held a 41-30 shots advantage including 17-8 in the third period. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after one period on two goals by Ryan Hollweg but rallied with three goals in the second and third periods. Philly went 3-for-7 on the PP and killed all seven NY PPs.
Jan. 31, 2008 -- Stephen Valiquette earned his first career shutout as he made 20 saves in NY's 4-0 win in Philly.
Feb. 9, 2008 -- Stephen Valiquette recorded his second straight shutout in this series, stopping 31 shots, in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. NY won in Philly for the 11th time in the last 12 games. Multiple fighting majors in the second period and Steve Downie's skate accidentally bloodied linesman Pat Dapuzzo. While Dapuzzo was helped off the ice, Downie-Fedor Tyutin, Riley Cote-Colton Orr and Jim Dowd-Ryan Hollweg all clashed. After the period ended, Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky battled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS8EaB9SSzU
Mar. 2, 2008 -- NY recorded a shootout (2-0) victory, 5-4 at home. Jeff Carter scored twice for the Flyers. Martin Biron came on in relief of Antero Niittymaki and made 21 saves on 21 shots in 43:09 mins before the shootout. Stephen Valiquette relieved Henrik Lundqvist and made 17 saves on 18 shots in 44:47 prior to the shootout.
Mar. 21, 2008 -- Philly won 4-3 in a shootout despite blowing third period leads of 2-0 and 3-2. Danny Briere scored twice. The Flyers were 2-for-2 on shootout chances while the Rangers went 0-for-2. Martin Biron vs. Stephen Valiquette. Shootout -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WLJzHElfGE
Mar. 25, 2008 -- Mike Richards scored at 2:16 of OT to give Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Danny Briere added his 30th goal of the season and Martin Biron made 31 saves. On the winning goal, Jason Smith found Richards with a perfect pass from the Flyers’ defensive zone after a turnover from Sean Avery. Richards raced in on net with NY d-man Marek Malik covering him, but managed to lift a backhand past Henrik Lundqvist.
Oct. 11, 2008 -- NY improved to 4-0-0 fir the third time in team history after a 4-3 win in Philly's season opener. NY led 4-0 in the first period as Nikolai Zherdev and Blair Betts each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers rallied to get withing one goal in the third period but failed on a 90-second 5-on-3 PP late in the game. Martin Biron was replaced near the 17-minute mark and Philly down 4-0 for Antero Niittymaki who stopped all 13 shots he faced in about 43 minutes.
Feb. 15, 2009 -- Mike Richards' record-setting performance, Martin Biron's 35 saves and Claude Giroux's three points (1-2-3) led Philly to a 5-2 road win. Richards became the first player in NHL history to score three career SHGs with his team down two men. That goal began a barrage of four goals in the first nine minutes of the second period which gave Philly a 5-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist was replaced with NY down 4-0. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJe1vin9VNI
Mar. 14, 2009 -- Martin Biron (39 saves) and Arron Asham (two goals) led the Flyers to a 4-2 win in Philly. Flyers' head coach John Stevens, who won for the 100th time, said afterwards "Marty was terrific. It was probably his best performance of the year." Riley Cote-Colton Orr -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgu48iX-aW8
Mar. 15, 2009 -- Sean Avery (two PPGs) and Henrik Lundqvist (24 saves) led NY to a 4-1 home win. NY went 3-for-9 on the PP. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 9, 2009 -- Henrik Lundqvist (37 saves) and Ryan Callahan (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-1 home win. Scott Gomez won 17 of 22 faceoffs. NY scored 52 seconds into the game and led 2-0 after the opening period.
Apr. 12, 2009 -- The Flyers suffered a costly 4-3 defeat in the regular season finale played in Philly. In a mainly meaningless game for NY, the Rangers rallied from a 3-2 third period deficit with a pair of goals by Sean Avery and Blair Betts. The Flyers needed a point to reach 100 and achieve home-ice in the opening playoff round as the fourth seed. Brandon Dubinsky (2-0-2) scored two goals for his first multi-goal game and his second goal (both in the first period) ended Philly's season-long streak of not allowing a SHG. The Flyers' streak of 103 straight games without surrendering a short-handed goal was the longest since Montreal went 122 games from March 1975 to November 1976.
Dec. 19, 2009 --Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and Artem Anisimov snapped a 1-1 tie to lead NY to a 2-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 16-5 shots advantage in the third period. The game was played in front of a sparse crowd due to a blizzard which struck the area. The Flyers fell to 3-12-1 in the last 16 games.
Dec. 30. 2009 --Simon Gagne (3-1-4) had a hat trick and Michael Leighton made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-0 shutout win at NY. It was the largest regular season shutout for either team in this series. Gagne scored the game's last three goals including two in the second period when the Flyers out-shot NY 18-5 (31-22 in the game). Blair Betts scored 54 seconds into the game. Henrik Lundqvist was removed after surrendering three goals in one period and replaced by Chad Johnson. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhIwl9DrW7Y
We are .500 right now. And as everyone knows, teams dont make playoffs with a .500 record. We need to get some streaks going again.
Going by that logic, the Rags are worse then a .500 teams (about 2 games below it actually) and yet they sit in 6th place. Going by that logic, again, Ottawa is only one game above .500 and yet they're in 5th place. Boston, again going by that logic, is two games below .500 and yet they're in 7th place.
So, no offense meant at all, but you're wrong. Just because you included OT losses as regular losses when you said that the Flyers are a .500 team. Montreal is a .500 team because, as a rule of thumb, you shouldn't count OT losses when you're talking about winning percentage in correlation to the standings because the extra point messes with that theory.
01-20-2010 11:21 PM
Always impresses me how massive these GDT's are when we play the rags. Would be really nice to get a W.
I gotta admit, my confidence in Emery is wavering a little. I know I haven't given him an apt amount of time since his return from injury, but in the two games he's played so far he has reminded me of the Emery we got in late November, not October. Hope it's just rust he's shaking off...
01-20-2010 11:21 PM
01-20-2010 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Garbage Goal
Going by that logic, the Rags are worse then a .500 teams (about 2 games below it actually) and yet they sit in 6th place. Going by that logic, again, Ottawa is only one game above .500 and yet they're in 5th place. Boston, again going by that logic, is two games below .500 and yet they're in 7th place.
So, no offense meant at all, but you're wrong. Just because you included OT losses as regular losses when you said that the Flyers are a .500 team. Montreal is a .500 team because, as a rule of thumb, you shouldn't count OT losses when you're talking about winning percentage in correlation to the standings because the extra point messes with that theory.
Your gonna need to take a look at the past years. NO team that was .500 has made playoffs. Anyway, even if we are .500 and make playoffs, our chances of going far would be pretty slim. Of course there are always teams that do that well after sucking during the season, but those are diamonds in the rough.
Oh and Im not counting OT losses... Regular wins to losses ratio.
01-21-2010 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by sa cyred
Your gonna need to take a look at the past years. NO team that was .500 has made playoffs. Anyway, even if we are .500 and make playoffs, our chances of going far would be pretty slim. Of course there are always teams that do that well after sucking during the season, but those are diamonds in the rough.
Oh and Im not counting OT losses... Regular wins to losses ratio.
You said, in exact words, that "we're .500 right now"...and we're three wins above .500 (OT/SO losses excluded of course).
01-21-2010 06:21 AM
**** Rags, win this come on!
01-21-2010 06:43 AM
4 point game!
01-21-2010 07:33 AM
Great job as always, MSE. Flyers win tonight...Richards Hatty!!!