Flyers-Kings' Series History: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL record is 82-35-16-2 including 9-1-0-1 in the last eleven games.
The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL home record is 42-14-8-1 including 9-0-0-1 in the last ten games.
The Flyers last lost a home game March 23, 2000 and have not lost a home game in regulation since April 1, 1993.
The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL road record is 40-21-8-1 including 6-1-0-1 in the last eight games.
October 14, 1967 -- Future Hockey Hall of Famer Brian Kilrea scored two goals, including the first in team history, leading the Kings to a 4-2 home win in their first regular season NHL game. The game was played in the Long Beach Arena because the Forum did not open until December. It was the second regular season game in the Flyers' history. Bill Sutherland scored 42 seconds into the game and Philly led 2-0 after one period. The Kings held a 31-11 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 2-1. Bill Flett assisted on the first two L.A. goals in the third period. Doug Favell made 34 saves in the loss while Wayne Rutledge faced just 16 shots. Kilrea scored just three goals in his NHL career but won over 1,000 games in the Juniors with the Ottawa 67s. While playing for the Kings, Kilrea requested the team demote him to Springfield of the AHL. "I just couldn't stand it there. I thought it was too hot. So I went to them and I told them that if they didn't mind, I'd like to be sent back to Springfield. They thought I was nuts to ask for it. I remember sitting in GM Larry Regan's office and he was trying to talk me out of it. Nobody had ever heard of anything like this before. I couldn't stand the hot weather. I hated it. I wanted to be closer to Ottawa."
November 26, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers trounced the Kings 7-2 to take sole possession of first place in the West. Balanced scoring was a key as seven Flyers scored and eight had two points apiece. Bernie Parent made 25 saves.
December 8, 1967 -- Doug Favell made 24 saves and Claude Laforge had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 3-0 win in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The teams combined for just one minor penalty (Joe Watson) still a Flyers' team record (through the end of 2008-09).
December 30, 1967 -- In the first NHL game played at Jack Kent Cooke's Fabulous Forum, the Flyers' Doug Favell made 25 saves and blanked the Kings 2-0 in a nationally televised Saturday afternoon affair. Ed Hoekstra (1-1-2) scored the first goal in the building. Clarence Campbell dropped the ceremonial opening faceoff. The building cost $16 million and 14,000 was the announced attendance. It was the fourth facility in which these teams met in four games. Among the celebrities at opening night was emcee Lorne Greene.
December 31, 1967 -- One night after meeting in Los Angeles, the teams played in Philadelphia and the Flyers dominated 9-1. Larry Zeidel scored his first goal in the NHL since the 1953-54 season when he played for Chicago. Philly led 4-0 after one period. Brit Selby (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals to extend the lead to 6-0. The lead went to 7-0 in the second period. A brawl transpired with Lou Angotti and Real Lemieux as the main combatants. Angotti (0-3-3), Don Blackburn (1-2-3) and Leon Rochefort (1-2-3) had three points each. Doug Favell made 37 saves and was a perfect 29-for-29 covering the first two periods until Bill Flett beat him. Terry Sawchuk faced the Flyers for the first time and gave up five goals in relief of Wayne Rutledge.
January 28, 1968 -- Terry Sawchuk started against the Flyers for the first time and stopped all 27 shots in a 2-0 victory for the Kings in the Spectrum.
February 16, 1968 -- Eddie Joyal (2-2-4) and Bill Flett (1-2-3) led Los Angeles to a 7-1 home win. Wayne Rutledge made 30 saves. The Kings scored twice in the opening minute of the second period to take a 3-0 lead.
February 29, 1968 -- Wayne Rutledge's 33 saves backed LA to a 3-1 win in Philly. Future Flyer Ed Joyal had a goal and an assist and was selected the game's top star. The Kings scored twice in the third period.
March 14, 1968 -- In a game played in Quebec (Spectrum roof damage), the teams played to a scoreless tie as future Hall-of-Famers Bernie Parent (32 saves) and Terry Sawchuk (20 saves) recorded shutouts. It was the fifth facility in which these teams played during their first seasons.
March 23, 1968 -- Terry Sawchuk made 24 saves in LA's 4-2 home win. Howie Menard scored the GWG in the third period. Brit Selby had both Flyers' goals.
October 26, 1968 -- Down 2-1, LA scored five third period goals in a 6-2 home win. The Kings extended their unbeaten streak in this series to six game (5-0-1) and out-scored the Flyers 22-6.
November 17, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. The game was scoreless after two periods. Jim Johnson snapped a 1-1 tie with 3:01 remaining.
November 24, 1968 --Gerry Desjardins made 39 saves in the Kings' 3-1 win in Philly. LA outshot the Flyers 41-40. Bernie Parent made 38 saves. LA was 0-7-2 on the road entering the game.
December 4, 1968 -- Eddie Joyal scored a natural hat trick in LA's 3-1 home win. The game was tied 1-1 despite the Kings owning a 25-5 shots advantage after two periods (finished 38-14). Dennis Roy, an NHL off ice official in Los Angeles where he was on the staff of the Canadian Consulate, served as the Flyers' backup netminder after both Doug Favell and Bernie Parent (who played and made 35 saves) had the flu. Roy wore number 1, which was Favell's number at the time.
December 21, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 45 saves and the Flyers skated to a 2-1 victory. The Kings held a 32-14 shot advantage after two periods (46-19 in the game) but the Flyers led 2-0. Gary Dornhoefer returned to action after missing a month due to a cracked left ankle.
March 1, 1969 -- The Kings' Bob Wall scored on the PP with 0:59 to play and the teams skated to a 2-2 tie at LA. Andre Lacroix scored twice in the first period to give Philly a 2-0 lead, which held up until the third period when LA scored twice. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Gerry Desjardins stopped 31 shots.
March 6, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves and Andre Lacroix had three (1-2-3) points in Philly's 5-1 home win.
March 27, 1969 -- Don Blackburn scored with 1:42 to play and the Flyers Bill Sutherland (two goals) added an ENG in a 4-2 home win. Gerry Desjardins lost despite making 36 saves.
November 20, 1969 -- Jim Johnson scored the GWG 42 seconds after the Kings' Eddie Shack tied the game and the Flyers prevailed 3-2 at home. Bernie Parent made 37 saves and Gerry Desjardins stopped 38 shots.
December 3, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had his first NHL hat trick, Simon Nolet scored twice and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the Flyers' 7-1 road victory. Johnson fought future Flyer Ross Lonsberry in the third period.
January 1, 1970 -- Los Angeles scored three times in a span of 4:29 in the opening period en route to a 4-3 home win. Eddie Joyal had two of the Kings' goals. Bobby Clarke scored the first goal of the game and added another for his second multi-goal game in his rookie season.
January 8, 1970 -- Gary Dornhoefer recorded the first NHL career hat trick in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the win. Losing goalie Wayne Rutledge made 44 stops.
February 15, 1970 -- The Flyers outshot LA 55-31 and Bill Sutherland (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in a 7-1 home win. Sutherland scored 21 seconds into the game and later in the opening minute Larry Hillman and Eddie Shack fought. Shack also fought Earl Heiskala. Gary Dornhoefer fought Brent Hughes. Philly outscored LA 4-0 in the second period.
March 1, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Jim Johnson scored with 4:37 to play in a 4-4 tie at Philadelphia. LA's Eddie Shack had 10 shots and two goals.
March 14, 1970 -- The Flyers out-scored LA 3-0 in the third period en route to a 5-3 win at Los Angeles. Bernie Parent made 30 saves. Simon Nolet scored the GWG.
March 26, 1970 -- Eddie Shack had three assists and Dennis Dejordy made 30 saves in the Kings' 3-2 home win.
October 29, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 34 saves and the Flyers scored three times in the third period (including an ENG) in a 3-1 win at the Forum. Wayne Hillman and Earl Heiskala scored their first goals of the season to give Philly a 2-1 lead. Jack Norris stopped 34 of 36 shots for LA.
December 5, 1970 -- Simon Nolet scored on the PP with 2:12 left in a 4-4 tie at LA. Bob Pulford scored a PPG 1:03 earlier to put LA in front, 4-3. Bernie Parent made 34 saves and both Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke had three points.
December 19, 1970 -- Gord Labossiere of the Kings scored a PPG with 2:45 left in a 2-2 tie at Los Angeles. Doug Favell made 34 saves. It was the fifth straight game in this series played at LA.
January 7, 1971 -- The teams played to a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia. The Kings' Bill Flett scored the tying goal on a shot that deflected off a skate in front. Jim Johnson (2-1-3) led the Flyers. Eddie Joyal (2-0-2) led the Kings. Each side was whistled for just one minor penalty (4 PIMs total) in the game.
January 17, 1971 -- Dennis Dejordy had 33 saves in the Kings' 4-1 win in Philly. After a scoreless first period, L.A. made it 1-0 in the second period and added three goals in the third period. The last goal was scored by Ross Lonsberry from Ed Joyal and Bill Flett. All three players would be Flyers in a little more than a year.
February 17, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on a 50-footer and added two assists and Doug Favell stopped all 28 shots in the Flyers' 4-0 win at the Forum.
October 16, 1971 -- Doug Favell was fabulous as he stopped all 43 shots and Jim Johnson broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of a 1-0 Flyers' win. LA outshot the Flyers 16-5 in the final period.
October 21, 1971 -- The Kings crushed the Flyers 7-0 in the home debut of new Flyers' head coach Fred Shero. Gary Edwards made 34 saves for his first career shutout in his seventh NHL game. Bob Berry and Real Lemieux scored twice.
November 18, 1971 -- Bruce Gamble made 32 saves and recorded the fourth straight shutout by a goalie in this series; the Flyers won 2-0. It was Gamble's first shutout as a Flyers' goalie (he had two).
January 16, 1972 -- The Flyers trailed by one goal in each period and responded all three times to earn a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. Ed Van Impe had the final goal. Bobby Clarke and Bob Kelly each scored and assisted. Both teams had 32 shots.
January 22, 1972 -- Real Lemieux had three points and Rogie Vachon made 25 saves in the Kings' 4-2 home win.
January 28, 1972 -- In a major trade, the Flyers acquired Ross Lonsberry, Cowboy Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal and Jean Potvin for Serge Bernier, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Lesuk.
March 9, 1972 -- Bill Flett stunned his former teammates in his return to LA as the Flyers won 5-3 in front of 6,618. Flett asked to be traded from the Kings because the home fans booed him often. The Kings led 2-1 with about nine minutes to play in the third period but Flett (3-1-4) and Bobby Clarke (2-3-5) each recorded four points in a span of 3:31. Flett, Clarke and Flett again scored within 40 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. After Ralph Backstrom of LA cut the deficit to one, Flett completed his hat trick and thus became the first Flyers' player to score a hat trick in one period. Flett and Clarke combined for eight points in the third period. Backstrom (2-1-3) joined two ex-Flyers -- Jim Johnson (1-1-2) and Bill Lesuk (0-2-2) -- for seven points in the third period. In summary, five players had 15 of the 18 individual third period points. Philly led 1-0 after two periods, the teams combined for seven third period goals in a span of 14:09. Because Kings' owner Jack Kent Cooke was so disgusted with Flett's performance, he demanded that Flett not be made one of the three post-game stars. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke gave Flett a spittoon with an inscription that read "Unspeakable Star of the Game."
October 18, 1972 -- For the second time in two games against his former team, Bill Flett was the hero. This time, Flett (2-0-2) scored a PPG with 0:31 to play in Philly's 4-3 road win. Neil Komadoski was in the box when Flett scored with 24 seconds remaining on the man advantage. Doug Favell made 34 saves and Brent Hughes had three assists for the Flyers. Flett's SHG gave Philly a 2-1 lead and Dave Schultz scored 1:44 later. Los Angeles scored twice in the third period to even the game prior to Flett''s GWG. The Kings held a promotion of 10-cents beer and 1-cent Pepsi and drew a crowd of 7,554 which booed Flett often in the team's home opener. The Kings fell to 1-6-0. The next night, the Philadelphia Blazers played at the Los Angeles Sharks in a WHA matchup and the announced crowd was 4,013.
December 21, 1972 -- After a horrowing travel experience that took 10 hours to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia, the Flyers arrived in the Spectrum approximately 20 minutes prior to game-time and whipped the Kings 6-3. Bill Barber scored at the 0:26 mark then ten seconds later Don Saleski and Bob Berry fought. Rick MacLeish (1-3-4), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Barber (2-1-3) led the offense. Michel Belhumeur picked up the win by making 23 saves. Because all flights out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport were canceled due to a collision of aircrafts which killed ten people, the Flyers had to make alternate plans. A re-scheduled 9:30 a.m. flight out of Chicago's Midway Airport departed three hours late and due to fuel shortage needed to refuel in Cleveland. After a holding pattern, above Harrisburg, the plane landed and a chartered bus was supposed to meet a police escort near the Valley Forge Exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike; however, the bus driver failed to meet the convoy and drove straight to Philadelphia.
December 30, 1972 -- The Kings prevailed 5-3 in LA led by Bob Berry (1-2-3), Juha Widing (2-0-2) and Gilles Marotte (0-3-3). The Kings' Bill Lesuk was tossed as third man in when Bob Kelly and Terry Harper fought.
January 11, 1973 -- Don Kozak scored with exactly one minute to play to give LA a 3-2 win in Philly. Bob Berry scored the other Kings' goals. Roigie Vachon made 30 saves. The Flyers led 2-0, on a pair of PPGs, with under five to play in the second period.
February 7, 1973 -- Ralph Backstrom snapped a third period tie and LA won 2-1 in the Forum. Roggie Vachon (31 saves) beat Bobby Taylor (33 saves). There were three fights in the game including one involving Rick MacLeish (vs. Don Kozak).
March 1, 1973 -- Rogie Vachon made 29 saves in LA's 2-0 win in Philly. Frank St. Marseille scored in the second period, the game's only tally until an ENG.
October 20, 1973 -- Bob Nevin had two goals and Rogie Vachon made 17 saves to pace the Kings 3-0 ain Los Angeles. Vachon started 6-0-0 against the Flyers but finished 6-8-3 in his Kings' career. The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Flyers who were whistled for an illegal lineup. There were multiple fights in the game and the Flyers were flagged for 88 PIMs, including 63 in the opening period, to LA's 54 PIMs. LA outshot Philly 11-2 in the second period. No one knew it at the time but it would be the Kings' last home victory against the Flyers for about 12 years until 1985.
November 8, 1973 -- Juha Widing scored a late goal and Gary Edwards made 33 saves in the Kings' 3-2 win, their sixth straight against the Flyers in this series.
November 14, 1973 --Tom Bladon (1-1-2) scored the GWG 28 seconds after the Kings tied the game at 4-4 in Philly's 5-4 home win. Bobby Clarke scored twice. Rogie Vachon, who won his first six starts as a member of the Kings in this series, lost for the first time and finished 6-8-3 against the Flyers while with Los Angeles. As a member of Los Angeles, Detroit and Boston, Vachon had a record of 1-14-5 in his last 20 starts against the Flyers (he started his career 13-4-3 against Philly).
January 19, 1974 -- Bernie Parent had his ninth shutout of the season as he made 17 saves and the Flyers recorded a 2-0 home victory. Ed Van Impe (1-1-2) scored 29 seconds into the game and assisted on Bill Barber's ENG.
January 24, 1974 -- Ed Van Impe scored the lone third period goal and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie at LA. Van Impe had two goals in his last 101 games and both were within the last week against the Kings. Bobby Clarke scored the Flyers' first two goals. L.A. scored three goals in a span of 1:55 to take a 3-1 lead in the first period. Dan Maloney scored at 19:59 of the middle period to give the Kings a 4-3 lead.
October 10, 1974 -- The Flyers had a pregame ceremony honoring their 1974 Stanley Cup Champions but fell to the Kings 5-3. Los Angeles wouldn't win in this series again for almost 10 years. Gary Edwards made 34 saves and Tommy Williams had two goals for the Kings. Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Kelly had three points apiece in the setback. Dave Schultz had 27 PIMs in the game including cutting Dan Maloney in a fight.
October 22, 1974 -- Philly won 4-2 in LA and thus began a remarkable stretch of 32 games (27-0-5) without a loss in this series. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Andre Dupont scored the go-ahead goal in the third period.
January 4, 1975 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Los Angeles. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) led the Flyers and his LCB line accounted for all five points. Usual reserve netminder Gary Edwards made 31 saves and Tom Williams had (1-1-2) two points for the Kings. Los Angeles Times columnist Jim Murray wrote of the Flyers "They say before the Flyers sign a man, they put him alone in a room with a bobcat and he doesn't come out until he makes it meow. It works. They are the champions of hockey."
March 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 26 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home victory aired nationally on NBC. It was Parent's 35th shutout as a member of the Flyers. Parent was a game-time decision after being removed the prior night when hit in the collarbone in a game at Toronto. Tom Bladon gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry each had two points. The win began a 10-0-1 stretch that concluded the regular season.
November 6, 1975 -- Ross Lonsberry evened the game in the second period while goalies Wayne Stephenson (20 saves) and Gary Edwards (30 saves) limited both sides to just one goal in a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum. The tie ended the Flyers perfect 7-0-0 home start to the season but continued the team's home unbeaten streak to 21 games (19-0-2) covering two seasons. Including the 1975 playoffs, the Flyers entered this game 27-1-1 in the last 29 games on Spectrum ice (the exceptions to the wins being a tie to the NYR and a PO loss to the NYI). Two nights later, the 21-game home unbeaten streak was ended by the Islanders.
December 13, 1975 -- Reggie Leach scored twice in Philly's 6-4 win at LA. The game was tied 1-1 just past the midway point when Gary Dornhoefer and Dave Schultz scored within 18 seconds. The lead increased to 6-1 but LA scored three times in the final 7:16.
January 8, 1976 -- Philly rifled 46 shots, including 16 by the LCB Line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber, in a 6-4 win in the Spectrum. Clarke (2-1-3) led the scoring and Barber added a goal with 0:25 left in the second period to make it 5-3. Each LA goal came on special teams; every Flyers' goals came at even strength. It was the Flyers' last game before meeting the Soviets in an epic battle.
February 21, 1976 -- Reggie Leach's goal with 1:36 to play gave the Flyers a 3-3 tie in the LA Forum. The Flyers led 2-1 with under six minutes to play but fell behind on two Kings' goals. Bobby Clarke and Leach combined for 16 shots. Clarke was particularly brilliant on the defensive end as he was the overwhelming reason the Kings had zero shots on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:44 and his near goal was the only shot. Despite, having 10 minutes of powerplay time in the second period, the Kings were outshot 16-5 in the middle period. Philly finished a four-game/five-night road trip with a 2-0-2 record.
September 29, 1976 -- Dave Schultz was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 4th round pick (Yves Guillemette) in the 1977 Amateur Draft and 2nd choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Merlin Malinowski) in the 1978 Amateur Draft. Schultz said "I was surprised for a second then I realized these things happen. I have nothing to be bitter about. I can't think of a better place to go than L.A."
October 10, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry's 20-footer was the game's lone goal and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the Flyers' 1-0 home win. The game marked the return of fan favorite Dave Schultz who was greeted with a standing ovation and signs of admiration by the Spectrum faithful. Schultz, however, was among seven players ejected as there were two bench-clearing brawls which led to $9,650 in fines. With about three minutes left in the first period, after some chippy and nasty play, LA's Dave Hutchinson high-sticked Mel Bridgman which prompted Moose Dupont to lead a charge off the bench. Dupont knocked out Bob Murdoch while Jack McIlhargey walloped Hutchinson. During this brawl, Schultz fought Paul Holmgren. When order was restored, five players were tossed: Dupont, Holmgren and McIlhargey of the Flyers and Hutchinson and Schultz of LA. With about four minutes left in the second period, there was another altercation which included the ejections the Flyers' Bob Kelly and the Kings' Russ Walker. Kings' coach Bob Pulford, who was replaced by GM Jake Milford, was the first coach in nine years to be tossed from a game when he grabbed linseman John Brown and afterwards Pulford said "I pushed him? No! I touched him. I should have done more." Schultz said "It was a typical Flyers' brawl, four against one." Philly outshot LA 13-1 in the second period when Lonsberry scored and outshot LA 23-18 in the game.
December 30, 1976 -- Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont scored in the Flyers 2-0 shutout at Los Angeles. In the last three minutes of regulation, both Dupont (holding) and Stephenson (illegal stick) were penalized at the same time giving the Kings an extensive 5-on-3 but Bob Murdoch was issued a penalty about two-thirds through.
January 8, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves, giving up a late third period goal, and Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) and Don Saleski (2-0-2) led the offense in Philly's 6-1 home win.
March 19, 1977 -- The Flyers won 5-3 in the Forum by scoring four third period goals on nine shots. LA led 3-1 after two periods. Rick MacLeish's 44th goal was the GWG. Bobby Clarke scored twice. Bernie Parent made 30 stops.
November 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson recorded the 2-0 home shutout by making 17 stops. Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) and Ross Lonsberry (1-1-2) had two points. It was the Flyers' fifth shutout of the season. There was little physical play in the game and just ten PIMs (five minors), six to the Flyers. Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor did not play due to the injuries.
December 1, 1977 -- Reggie Leach's GWG with 3:50 to play snapped a tie and Wayne Stephenson made 32 stops in Philly's 4-2 win at LA. The Flyers ended the night with an NHL best 15-4-3 record.
January 5, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 40 saves and Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three points in a 4-4 tie in the Spectrum. The Kings outshot Philly 44-33.
April 1, 1978 -- In one of the nastiest injuries in team history, Rick MacLeish suffered an 88-stitch cut to his throat, as he lay in a vulnerable position on the ice while attempting to block a shot, when Marcel Dionne accidentally skated over the prone player causing massive blood loss through a cut described as 3-to-4" deep. MacLeish was fortunate that the Flyers' team doctor was on the trip, something that was a rarity at the time, as the closest hospital was at least 45 minutes away. The Flyers recorded a 4-2 win. Bill Barber scored a pair of SHGs 27 seconds apart, unofficially an NHL record for fastest two shorties by one player, early in the first period when Philly recorded three goals on their first five shots and led 3-0 after 4:31 expired. Bobby Clarke had three assists and registered points in his 20th consecutive appearance (discounting nine games missed with a broken thumb). The victory gave the Flyers 101 points in the standings.
November 8, 1978 -- Philly won 5-3 at Los Angeles as Blake Dunlop scored twice and Rick Lapointe scored after LA cut the Flyers' lead from 4-1 to 4-3.
January 7, 1979 -- Tom Gorence scored twice and Bernie Parent made 19 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. It was Parent's 56th shutout in a Flyers' sweater but also the last time he would be victorious as an NHL goalie (he finished his career 0-2-3 before suffering a career-ending eye injury the next month). Philly outshot the Kings 45-19, including 21-5 in the first period and 35-13 after two periods.
February 24, 1979 -- Mel Bridgman and Reggie Leach both had a goal and an assist in the Flyers 4-3 win at Los Angeles.
March 11, 1979 -- The Flyers trounced the Kings 6-3 in Philadelphia. Ken Linseman, who scored the key goal with 10 seconds to play in the second period to make it 3-1, said afterwards "We can scare a lot of teams when we fight." Marcel Dionne, who scored consecutive goals including number 50, threatened to quit the NHL because of what he perceived as excessive violence and said "I'll sue if someone cracks me over my head." The fight began when LA's Randy Holt took a shot at Blake Dunlop. Holt claimed Dunlop said "Screw off!" to him during the game to which Holt replied after the game "No way someone like him is going to tell me that." The 14-minute battle upon conclusion of the first period helped set multiple NHL records. There were 372 PIMs in the game, 352 of which came in the first period. Among the records set were: most PIMs in one period by both teams (372), most PIMs in one period for one team (Philly, 188 -- LA had 184), most penalties 2 teams 1 game (54), most PIMs 2 teams 1 game (380 -- Philly had 194 to LA's 186), most PIMs 1 team 1 game (194, Philly) and most penalties 2 teams 1 period (50 -- Philly had 26 and LA 24). Holt was suspended two games for his involvement and set an NHL record for most PIMs by a player in one game with 67 (a minor, 3 majors, two 10-minute misconducts, 3 game misconducts), 57 of which came as a result of the end-of-period fracas. Other stats: six minors (four to Philly), 16 majors (eight apiece), 12 10-minute misconducts (six apiece) and 16 game misconducts (eight apiece). Among the stitch count: Holt 5 stitches to his hand, Bert Wilson 10 stitches to his finger, Steve Jensen 6 stitches to his lip and Paul Holmgren 8 stitches to his cheek and four stitches to his hand. Banished were: Holt, Wilson, Jensen, Mark Heaslip and Dave Taylor of LA and Philly's Frank Bathe (team record 55 minutes), Holmgren (37 PIMs), Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs), Behn Wilson (34 PIMs) and Bob Kelly (25 PIMs).
November 21, 1979 -- Philly recorded a 6-4 win in LA thanks to three-point games from Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Bill Barber (2-1-3, 9 shots) and Dennis Ververgaert (1-2-3). The Flyers trailed 2-0 early but after tying the game 2-2 they erupted for the first four goals of the last period. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-23, had 22 shots in the middle period and scored four times on nine shots in the third.
December 6, 1979 -- Philadelphia walloped the Kings 9-4 in the Spectrum. The game featured two major battles including a bench-clearing brawl with six minutes to play. The Kings possessed a 3-0 lead after the first period but Philadelphia scored six times in the second period. The Flyers scored nine consecutive goals in a span of 30:10. Reggie Leach (3-0-3), Bob Dailey (1-2-3), Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) and Ken Linseman (2-1-3) provided three-point games. Leach scored both of the Flyers' first two goals in a then team-record 20 seconds (MacLeish held the mark at 27 seconds). The third and fourth goals by the Flyers came with 15 seconds of each other. The Flyers had 48 shots including 24 in the middle period. Video of a bench-clearing brawl started by Randy Holt's attack on Kenny Linseman:
February 10, 1980 -- Bob Dailey (1-1-2) led Philly to a 5-2 win at home. The Flyers improved to 18-0-4 in the last 22 games in this series. The Flyers held a 47-31 shots advantage including 17-15 in the first and 37-22 after two periods. Marcel Dionne suffered an 18-stitch cut to his forehead and nose in a scrum while jockeying for position near the goal mouth. Dionne was asked about the play involving the bigger Frank Bathe and he said "I'm short. It wasn't intentional. He asked me if I was hurt." Late in the first period, Behn Wilson was assessed 32 PIMs after he was violently cross-checked from behind by LA's Bert Wilson and as he was prevented from reaching the Kings' player by on-ice officials, Jack McIlhargey then took on the Kings player. Philly's Wilson was suspended three games by the NHL for prior misconducts during the season.
February 23, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 31 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-1 win at LA. The Flyers arrived in Los Angeles at 4:30 A.M. Second period goals by Ken Linseman, Jim Watson and Al Hill made it 3-0. Linseman's goal ended a streak of 117:31 shutout play by Kings' goalies. Linseman and Bob Dailey each had two points. Jack McIlhargey (17 PIMs, game misconduct) fought Dave Taylor (2 PIMs) 1:34 into the game leading to a game misconduct and limiting the Flyers to just four defensemen (Jimmy Watson-Mike Busniuk, Andre Dupont-Bob Dailey) for the remaider of the game.
November 6, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish had a hat trick and Bill Barber scored twice in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Bob Dailey added three assists. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. The Flyers outshot the Kings 45-22, Ron Grahame gave up eight goals. Los Angeles entered the game with an NHL best 10-1-1 record.
November 26, 1980 --Tom Gorence scored twice in the last seven minutes and the Flyers skated away with a 4-2 victory. Gorence's GWG was his fifth of the season which tied him for the NHL lead. Behn Wilson bashed Dave Taylor in a fight. Mel Bridgman assisted on both goals and had three points. Rick St. Croix had 30 saves. The Flyers had just 18 shots.
January 18, 1981 -- The slumping Flyers, 2-7-2 in the previous eleven games, routed Los Angeles 7-2 in Philadelphia as seven players scored. Prior to the game, the Flyers celebrated the news of the impending release of the Iranian hostages by playing "God Bless America," in which the team had a 52-8-2 record when Kate Smith's version was performed. Just 14 seconds into the affair, Tim Kerr bloodied Mark Hardy in a fight. Less than a minute later Ken Linseman and Jay Wells squared off. Philly scored four second period goals and Glen Cochrane pounded Steve Jensen in a fight that each player received multiple infractions. Philly led 5-1 after two periods and 6-2 in the third when another spirited debate transpired including rookie John Gibson (48 career NHL games) sucker-punched Paul Holmgren (23 PIMs) who then flogged the turtling Gibson. The result was all 10 skaters on ice received misconducts of 10+ minutes. Kings' owner Jerry Buss held a closed-door meeting after the game. Assistant coach Ralph Backstrom then said "The Flyers play roller derby hockey." Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn responded "I think they were the dirty team tonight. It's just an alibi for them to say that they were just defending themselves against the tactics of the Flyers. That's just a pile of crap."
February 21, 1981 -- The Flyers defeated the Kings 3-1 and established a team-record with their 10th straight road win against an opponent. The Kings entered the game as their division leaders. There were 270 PIMs called including a major brawl 8:10 into the third period which resulted in 214 PIMs and the ejection of six players: Glen Cochrane (42 PIMs), Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs) and Mike Busniuk (31 PIMs) for the Flyers and Dave Lewis (35 PIMs), Andre St. Laurent (37 PIMs) and Dean Hopkins (46 PIMs) for Los Angeles. Rick MacLeish scored 95 seconds later to seal the win. 1980 Swedish Olympian Thomas Eriksson gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with his first NHL goal, a slapshot that beat Mario Lessard. L.A.'s goal came on a 5-on-3. In the first period, Cochrane and Hopkins fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKj8jgnjmmc . Cochrane picked up 33 PIMs two nights later at Vancouver for a total of 75 in two games.
January 5, 1982 -- Philadelphia stunned Los Angeles 5-3 in the Spectrum and increased their unbeaten streak in the series to 28 (24-0-4) games while setting a team record for most consecutive wins against any opponent with 14. The Kings outplayed the Flyers for much of the game and led 3-2 late in the contest; then, Marcel Dionne had a breakaway and a possible victory on his stick but Pete Peeters had a "smell the glove" moment to give the Flyers a burst of energy. Moments later, Bobby Clarke tied the game with 2:47 remaining, Brian Propp scored the GWG with 1:31 to play and Ken Linseman added an ENG. The Flyers got on the board first but LA scored two first period goals within 14 seconds, in the last minute, to take a 2-1 lead. With 2:09 to play in the second period, the teams participated in a lengthy donnybrook highlighted by Trevor Johansen vs. Ron Flockhart and the ejection of Philly's Ray Allison. A few seconds later, Glen Cochrane and Alan Hangsleben danced and were tossed from the game. With eight seconds to play in the second period. Mark Hardy scored and gave LA a 3-2 lead; the Flyers scored three times in a span of 1:53 in the final 2:47. Bill Barber (2-2-4) had four points to lead both teams. After the game, Kings' D-man Jay Wells said "I can't stand Philadelphia."
January 27, 1982 -- In one of the strangest finishes in NHL history, the Kings scored two goals after the Flyers scored an ENG in an eventual 4-4 tie in LA. Marcel Dionne (1-2-3) and Larry Murphy (2-1-3) scored in the final 43 seconds after Ray Allison's ENG gave the typical appearance of conclusion with 1:03 to play. The tie was the sixth straight for the Kings, believed to be an NHL record, but stretched the team's winless streak that season to 16 games which was one shy of a team record. The Kings' winless streak against the Flyers reached 29 games. Kenny Linseman, who had three assists, was hit near the eye by a puck and required stitches as he left the ice with a stream of blood.
February 14, 1982 -- Brian Propp (2-2-4), Ron Flockhart (2-2-4) and Ray Allison (0-4-4) led the Flyers to a 6-4 victory at home. The Flyers ran their home unbeaten streak against the Kings to 13-0-2 in the last 15 and the unbeaten streak in this series reached 30 games. Doug Keans stopped 19 of 20 Flyers' shots in the first period but eventually allowed six on 44 shots. Another major brawl between the teams, in the second period, highlighted by Darryl Sittler bloodying Doug Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHzFiNDhT4
November 27, 1982 -- Pelle Lindbergh recorded his first NHL shutout and made 22 saves in a 4-0 win at LA. It was the 31st straight game the Kings did not win in this series. Mark Howe and Lindsay Carson scored first period goals. A key moment: the Kings had a two-man advantage for 53 seconds and Brad Marsh lost his stick during which he blocked three shots.
February 5, 1983 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in a 2-0 Saturday afternoon shutout win at LA. It was his second shutout at Los Angeles in consecutive games in this series. Lindbergh, who suffered a wrist injury in a January 6 exhibition game against the Russians, returned to the Flyers for his first post-injury action. Markus Mattsson made 29 saves in his Kings' debut. The Flyers unbeaten streak in this series reach 32 games (27-0-5).
February 13, 1983 -- In what was believed to be an NHL-record streak for consecutive games without a loss against any opponent, the Flyers' 32-game (27-0-5) unbeaten streak against LA was snapped as the Kings were upset winners 5-4 in Philadelphia. The Kings entered the game as the 16th best team with 44 points while the Flyers were second best with 79 points. The last prior Kings win against Philly was October 10, 1974. The improbable win came on the heels of LA's loss in Pittsburgh which enabled the Penguins to snap their 18-game winless skid. Meanwhile, the Flyers entered this game 19-1-2 in the last 22 played. The relief of a possible victory was shown by the Kings' Jerry Korab who, despite being bloodied in a fight with Darryl Sittler, extended a certain finger to the Philadelphia faithful upon being ejected from the game with 48 seconds remaining and the Kings up by just one goal. With 21 seconds to play, Mark Hardy fought Bobby Clarke. Marcel Dionne (2-1-3) and Charlie Simmer (1-2-3) had three-point games and goalie Gary Laskoski, who appeared in just 59 NHL games, made 38 saves. Philly blew an early lead of 2-0 and also led 3-2 early in the second period. Pelle Lindbergh, who won his previous nine decisions and was 11-1-1 in his prior 13 decisions, lost six of his next games starting with this defeat. Much of the reason was his negative reaction to a rookie hazing at the All-Star Game coupled with giving up four goals on five shots to Wayne Gretzky in a span of 12:58. This was his second appearance post-ASG.
November 3, 1983 -- Brian MacLelland (4-1-5) starred in the Kings' 6-5 win in Philly. The Flyers led 4-3 in the third period until MacLelland scored consecutive goals. Mario Lessard made 35 saves and Mark Hardy and Bernie Nicholls each had three assists for the Kings. Darryl Sittler decked Ken Houston with one punch in a fight.
January 25, 1984 -- Bob Froese made 31 saves, including 15-for-15 in the third period, and the Flyers led 3-0 after one period en route to a 5-2 win at LA. Darryl Sittler and Dave Poulin gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead 2:10 apart. Tim Kerr finished with a goal, his 30th, and an assist.
March 8, 1984 -- Darryl Sittler's PPG in the opening minute of the third period snapped a scoreless tie and Philly rolled to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 32 stops. Five different fights including Dave Brown decking Anders Hakansson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJHqeteNyX8 , Brian Propp vs. Russ Anderson, Tim Kerr smacking Mark Hardy and Glen Cochrane whipping Dean Kennedy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwAjLQ82Uq8 The game was the first of five in which Bobby Clarke missed as ordered by head coach Bob McCammon in order to rest for the upcoming playoffs. Clarke reluctantly vacationed in Florida while the paid crowd of 16,916 (9,144 actually showed) was treated to free coffee and hot chocolate for braving a fierce snowstorm. Among the signs in the Spectrum: "Sent Wrong Bob to Florida" and "The Heart and Soul is in Florida. Where are the Brains?"
December 30, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored in the third period of a 3-2 win at Los Angeles. Tim Kerr had three points and Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves. Mark Howe suffered a knee injury and missed the following game in Edmonton. Bob Janecyk made 32 saves in the loss. Afterwards, Kings' head coach Pat Quinn, in his first game against his former employer, said "I can't deny I wanted this one very much."
January 23, 1985 --Los Angeles finally won a home game in this series, snapping the Flyers 21-game (17-0-4) unbeaten streak with a 6-3 victory. The last Kings' win in the Forum came in October 1973. After the game, the scoreboard flashed a message saying "It's finally over." Marcel Dionne said "It's a champagne night." Future Flyer Garry Galley scored the final two goals (including an ENG). LA's coach Pat Quinn said "I'd be a liar if I said that it wasn't nice to beat them." The Kings led 2-0 after the first period and held a 13-2 shots advantage before the Flyers evened the game 2-2. Peter Zezel (2-1-3) scored twice for the Flyers and had eight (2-6-8) points in his last three games. Two days earlier, the Kings blew a 7-2 lead at Edmonton and lost 8-7 and one Edmonton beat writer proclaimed "The Kings fold faster than a chair on the Titanic." Glen Cochrane fought Carl Mokosak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f3R4Yo0IRo
February 7, 1985 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia as Bernie Nicholls (two goals) and the Kings rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Pat Quinn was given a standing ovation by the fans in the Spectrum in his first visit since his March 1982 dismissal from the Flyers and the appreciative head coach said afterwards "I love this building and it's nice to comeback."
November 3, 1985 -- Tim Kerr's seventh career hat trick, with all three goals coming on the PP, paced Philly to a 7-4 home win. Peter Zezel added three points. Philly had four PPGs. There was a total of 44 penalties and 191 PIMs (23/112 on the Flyers and 21/79 on the Kings) whistled including 19/97 in the first period which took over an hour to be played. The game lasted three hours and 20 minutes due to various infractions which including five ejections (Ed Hospodar, Derrick Smith and Dave Brown of the Flyers and Dean Kennedy and Jay Wells of the Kings). The first fight of the game happened at the 0:53 mark when Kings' netminder Bob Janecyk (seven PIMs) and Zezel (four PIMs) scrapped which led to Kennedy's removal from the game (third man in). Janecyk swung his stick at Zezel up high because he felt the Flyers' forward ran him over intentionally. It was the second consecutive game Janecyk had an altercation (also vs. Torrie Robertson of Hartford). Janecyk said "That weasel of a coach they have over there should have more class" then earned a 5-game suspension for his slash on Zezel. Moments before a Dave Poulin-Brian Wilks battle came Brown vs. Jay Wells at the 5:56 mark:
January 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp (1-4-5), Pelle Eklund (0-4-4) and Brad McCrimmon (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 7-4 win in LA. The Flyers scored four PPGs and one SHG; the Kings countered with three PPGs. Mark Hardy had three points for LA. Kings' goalie Bob Janecyk was replaced with his team down 5-1 and about five minutes later Ron Sutter and Dave Taylor fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6CQtosSivk
February 20, 1986 -- Pelle Eklund (2-1-3) and Darren Jensen (27 saves, one assist) led the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 4-1 with about five minutes to play then allowed a Kings' PPG and SHG in a 65-seconds span. Philly held a 42-30 shots advantage. Rollie Melanson made 37 saves in the loss. Ron Sutter and Joe Paterson fought briefly -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqoBzIVEcY
December 30, 1986 -- Rollie Melanson made 22 saves in the Kings' 4-1 home win. Steve Duchesne and Jay Wells scored for LA in the first period. Lindsay Carson fought Dean Kennedy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXfLlYqjTDE
February 21, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 31 saves, Pelle Eklund scored twice in the first period and Brian Propp had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. LA scored two PPGs in the third period. The Flyers entered the game 2-5-1 in the prior eight and had five days off before their next game, earning a planned three-day mini-vacation in California. The game was billed as a matchup of the two leading candidates for the Calder Trophy, Hextall and Luc Robitaille. Kings' head coach Mike Murphy said "I think Luc has made a bigger difference to our team than he (Hextall) has made. They won a lot of games last year with Bob Froese. Luc has made a tremendous difference to our team. But I'm not taking anything away from Hextall, he's a super goalie. He's going to be an all-star for years to come."
March 19, 1987 -- Rollie Melanson made 27 saves in the Kings' 5-2 win at Philly. Los Angeles scored three times, including consecutive goals by Luc Robitaille, in a span of 2:58 to take a 4-1 lead. Robitaille and Ron Hextall were again the focus of the upcoming Calder Trophy voting. Hextall entered the game with a 34-18-6 record and a 2.90 GAA while Robitaille had 37 goals and 33 assists. (Robitaille eventually edged Hextall in the final vote, 209 votes to 190).
November 1, 1987 -- Brian Propp scored his 300th NHL goal in a 4-1 home victory. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Dave Brown's first period goal held up until the early third period when the Flyers made it 2-0. Peter Zezel suffered an ankle injury which prevented him from playing in the next seven games.
November 19, 1987 -- Brian Propp (1-3-4), Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), Ron Sutter (1-2-3) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) paced Philly to a 7-4 home victory. Wendell Young made 26 saves for the win. Philly outshot LA 43-31. The game was tied 4-4 after two periods. Paul Fenton had two goals for LA.
February 27, 1988 -- Scott Mellanby (2-1-3, 9 shots) scored on a 25-footer off a feed from Rick Tocchet with 15 seconds to play then Tocchet (4-1-5) added an ENG at 19:59, his fourth score of the night, in an 8-6 road win. The game was played to a capacity crowd of 16,005 on a Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Flyers improved to 37-5-6 in the last 48 games in this series. Brian Propp added three (0-3-3) points. In the first period, the Flyers scored two goals in 31 seconds and three in 2:24 to take a 3-2 lead but the Kings scored consecutive goals in 31 seconds which gave them a 4-3 lead. Lyle Phair, who scored six goals in 48 career NHL games, scored his second of this game to tie the game 5-5 in the third. Tocchet's hat trick goal gave the Flyers a 6-5 lead but Ken Hammond tied the score 6-6. Glenn Healy was a last minute replacement goalie for the injured Rollie Melanson. A sizzling Tocchet had his fifth straight multiple-point game, including 10 goals and 14 points, and the first two hat tricks of his career; he had his third in the following game. Tocchet became the second Flyer to score four goals in a road game.
September 29, 1988 -- Doug Crossman, who held out of training camp and demanded to be traded, was dealt to Los Angeles for Jay Wells. Crossman was rumored to be part of a deal involving Paul Coffey of Edmonton dating back about a year, then was criticized publicly and benched by head coach Mike Keenan during the regular season for uninspired play.
October 15, 1988 -- Philly won 4-1 at LA breaking open a 1-0 third period lead with three straight goals. Ron Hextall had 30 saves and Ron Sutter had three points. Bobby Carpenter snapped the shutout bid in the final four minutes. The following evening, thirty members of the Flyers' traveling party attended Game 2 of the 1988 World Series in Los Angeles. That night, they witnessed Orel Hershiser, a one-time member of Philadelphia Flyers' Junior A hockey team, pitched a complete game 3-hit shutout in the Dodgers' 6-0 win against Oakland.
November 22, 1988 -- Steve Duchesne, who scored two first period goals, Bernie Nicholls, who recorded a natural hat trick in a 3:17 span in the third period, and Glenn Healy, who made 32 saves led LA to a 6-1 win in Philadelphia.
December 16, 1989 -- Philly erupted for four goals in exactly five minutes during the second period and skated to a 5-2 home win. Mike Bullard scored 16 seconds after Gold Murphy gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Rick Tocchet and Ilkka Sinisalo scored 1:26 apart to make it 5-1. After Tocchet's goal, Marty McSorley shoved the Flyer and was issued a double-minor. McSorley later fought Jeff Chychrun and was ejected for cursing at on-ice officials. Terry Carkner-Jay Miller renewed their battle from March -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv7SlDUNSsk . Wayne Gretzky's consecutive game point streak ended at 18 games. The prior night, at New Jersey, Gretzky's NHL-tying assists streak was snapped at 17 games. The win elevated the Flyers to first place in the Patrick Division but the team won just three of their next 19 games.
December 30, 1989 -- Tony Horacek's lone career hat trick (10 career goals) led Philly to a 6-3 win at Los Angeles. His third goal gave Philly a 5-1 lead a little past the midway point of the contest. The checking line of Derrick Smith, Keith Acton and Doug Sulliman held Wayne Gretzky to two assists while Smith scored.
March 18, 1990 --Ken Wregget made 29 saves while Rick Tocchet (1-3-4), Ron Sutter (2-1-3) and Murray Craven (1-2-3) suppiled the offense in a 7-4 home win. The Flyers out-scored Los Angeles 4-1 in the third period.
December 27, 1990 -- Mike Ricci scored twice and Ron Hextall made 35 saves in Philly's 7-5 win at Los Angeles. Scott Mellanby (1-2-3), Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), Murray Craven (1-2-3) and Jiri Latal (0-3-3, game-high 7 shots) had three points apiece. Tim Kerr (1-1-2) returned from injury and played in his first game since early November. LA outshot Philly 40-38. The Flyers led 6-2 after Kjell Samuelsson scored late in the second period. Luc Robitaille netted two goals get the Kings to within one goal with more than eight minutes remaining. Tocchet finished the scoring with 2:50 to play. Daniel Berthiaume (17 saves on 23 shots) was replaced by Kelly Hrudey (14 saves on 15 shots).
February 5, 1991 -- Luc Robitaille scored the GWG near the midway point of the third period in LA's 3-2 win in the Spectrum. Normand Lacombe's successful penalty shot attempt gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead in the second period but moments later Steve Duchesne evened the game. LA outshot Philly 32-24. Ron Hextall made 29 saves in the defeat. Kelly Hrudey made 22 stops in the win.
March 12, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne and Marty McSorley scored twice and Kelly Hrudey made 26 stops in the Kings' 6-0 home win. Ron Hextall (26 saves, 32 shots) was removed after suffering a season-ending pulled groin muscle. The Kings' went 1-for-9 on the PP. Ex-Flyer Ilkka Sinisalo played in one of his ten appearances with Los Angeles. There were three fights in the game, the most active a Rick Tocchet-Rod Buskas pairing -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol-AYUoXXos
May 30, 1991 -- As part of a three-way trade involving Los Angeles, Edmonton and Philadelphia, Dave Brown, Corey Foster and the rights to Jari Kurri were traded to the Flyers by the Oilers for Scott Mellanby, Craig Berube and Craig Fisher. The Flyers dealt the rights to Kurri (playing in Italy but a FA under contract to Edmonton) and Jeff Chychrun to the Kings for Steve Kasper, Steve Duchesne and a fourth-round draft pick (Aris Brimanis). In the end: Edmonton received Mellanby, Berube and Fisher for Kurri, Brown and Foster. L.A. received Kurri and Chychrun for Kasper, Duchesne and a fourth-round pick (Brimanis). Philly received Kasper, Duchesne, Foster, Brown and a fourth-round pick (Brimanis) for Mellanby, Chychrun, Berube and Fisher. A disappointed Duchesne said he hung up the phone on Kings' GM Rogie Vachon when he was informed of the trade. He told media members "I just hung on him. I couldn't believe the Kings could trade a young defenseman for a 31-year old forward. I thought that was kind of ridiculous. I was really ticked off. Actually, I still am. I love Los Angeles. I have a house here. Luc (Robitaille) called me right away. He was very upset. I've spoken to their (Flyers) PR people. They're expecting me to be the next Mark Howe. Woah! Nothing like putting pressure on someone."
January 4, 1992 -- Daniel Berthiaume made 24 saves, Jari Kurri scored twice and Wayne Gretzky had three points the Kings' 7-3 win in LA. The Kings scored seven goals in a span of 27:29. L.A. dominated the second period 4-1 in goals and 21-7 in shots. Steve Duchesne scored twice for Philly.
January 9, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 after one, the Kings scored twice in the second and then the Flyers netted two late third period goals. Dave Brown beat Jay Miller in a fight.
March 2, 1992 -- Kelly Hrudey made 26 saves in LA's 4-1 home win. Tony Granato and Tomas Sandstrom each had a goal and an assist. Brent Thompson of the Kings was ejected in the first period (checking Keith Acton from behind) and Steve Duchesne of the Flyers was tossed in the second period (slashing Marty McSorley after trying to swat a high puck). Wayne Gretzky had one assist and reached the 100-point mark for the 13th straight season. Ron Hextall (24 saves, 26 shots) replaced Dominic Roussel (3 saves, 5 shots) after L.A. took an early 2-0 lead.
December 29, 1992 --Rod Brind'Amour (3-3-6), Brent Fedyk (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) combined for 14 points and Tommy Soderstrom made 42 saves in the Flyers' 10-2 win at Los Angeles. The Flyers scored 10 straight goals and had 30 individual points. Dmitri Yushkevich and Terry Carkner each had three assists and Flyers' defensemen had nine points. Dave Taylor of LA returned to the lineup after missing the prior 18 games due to a concussion. Eric Lindros, who missed the prior nine games due to a sprained knee ligament, was scheduled to return but twisted his knee in the pregame skate on what he called "soft ice." It was the first time in franchise history that the Flyers won a road game by 8 or more goals. It was the most goals scored against the Kings by any team in Los Angeles (Calgary had nine in 1989). Philadelphia had a record of 11-18-5, was 1-7-2 in the prior 10 games and appeared destined for another setback as the 20-12-4 Kings held a 2-0 lead 2:43 into the game. The Flyers had four goals in the first and third periods. The Flyers went 4-for-5 on the PP including three PPGs in 74 seconds during a 5-minute major to Jim Hiller (ejected) for punching Ryan McGill (no penalty) in the third period.
April 1, 1993 -- Los Angeles edged the Flyers 3-1 in the Spectrum in a game rescheduled from March 13. A massive snowstrom forced the Flyers to cancel the game after one period due to high winds which shattered glass (happened with about two minutes left in the opening period) on the northeast concourse level, injuring a worker and spreading debris to the inner area. About 2,000 fans were in attendance. Multiple events on the East coast were canceled including NHL and NBA games. The first period ended 1-1 but the game was replayed from the start at 0-0. It was the Kings' sixth game in nine nights. Rick Knickle was the Kings' goalie in the canceled game but Kelly Hrudey played the entire rescheduled game. Flyers' goalie Tommy Soderstrom struggled and said "What can I say? Today I was brutal and that's it. I couldn't stop a beachball. I couldn't have stopped a big beachball. This was my worst game of the season." The Flyers had a game against Toronto scheduled for this date but moved it to April 4. Mark Recchi became the fifth player in Flyers' history to score 50 goals in a season. Recchi's goal -- http://flyers.nhl.tv/team/console.js...d=774&id=42699
January 16, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 27 saves, Mark Recchi scored twice and Eric Lindros had three assists in Philly's 5-2 home win. Viatchselav Butsayev scored his first goal since December 2. The Flyers went 2-for-9 on the PP and outshot LA 41-29.
February 18, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 30 stops and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 road win. Mikael Renberg snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period. Kevin Dineen and Rod Brind'Amour each had two assists. Lindros' second goal was an ENG and gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Marty McSorley gave LA a 1-0 lead 27 seconds into the game.
October 18, 1995 -- Eric Lindros (1:00) and Tony Granato (2:10) scored in the opening moments of the game and that was all the scoring in a 1-1 tie at Los Angeles. Byron Dafoe made 23 saves for LA while Dominic Roussel made 21 stops for Philly. The Kings killed all nine Flyers' PPs including two in the last seven minutes which overlapped for eleven seconds. Kevin Dineen was penalized in OT.
November 21, 1995 -- Philadelphia recovered from an early 2-0 hole, scored three third period goals in a span of two minutes and skated to a 5-2 win at home. LA led 2-0 at the 16:33 mark but Rob DiMaio got the Flyers to within a goal. Joel Otto scored a PPG in the second period to even the game then John LeClair's PPG gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the final period. After the Flyers fifth goal, Marty McSorley and Eric Lindros battled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_d6Y6JKCU Byron Dafoe made 35 saves in the loss. Garth Snow made 25 saves in the win. Said Flyers' head coach Terry Murray "Snowy had a great game, he's a battler, and he has a lot of energy and a lot of fire. He handles the puck pretty good and makes those saves. He wants to play and wants to win. He has really improved his standing with me."
March 19, 1996 -- John Druce was traded to Philadelphia with the Kings' 7th round choice (Todd Fedoruk) in the 1997 Draft for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Draft.
October 10, 1996 -- Rod Brind'Amour's 500th NHL point was a goal scored 33 seconds into OT which gave Philly a 5-4 home win. The Flyers led 4-1 with under nine minutes to play in the third period but LA scored three times in a span of 3:24. Scott Daniels fought Sean O'Donnell ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIAsKIQ3Bcc )and Barry Potomski.
October 15, 1996 -- Byron Dafoe made 31 saves and defeated the Flyers for the first time in his fifth decision, 3-2 in Los Angeles. Kevin Stevens, Jaroslav Modry and Brent Grieve scored second period goals for LA. Daniel Lacroix was suspended two games for an unpenalized hit on Kevin Stevens, after the Kings lobbied the NHL by sending a video to the leage office. Lacroix fought Matt Johnson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfqKf1fC8aY Earlier, Dan Kordic fought Barry Potomski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz8V8O4hKIo
October 17, 1997 -- In a game described by Trent Klatt as "We played absolutely pathetic,'' the Flyers dropped a 5-1 decision in Philadelphia. Stephane Fiset made 25 saves and the Kings scored four times in the second period. Vladimir Tsyplakov scored the first goal and Ian Laperriere delivered the knockout with one second left in the second period that made it 4-1. Garth Snow made 25 saves for the Flyers including 15-for-15 in the opening period but surrendered five goals on 14 shots the rest of the game. Daniel Lacroix fought Doug Zmolek ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2BCJVFJpl8 ). Chris Gratton fought Zmolek ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQEOTyzBQ1Y ). Dan Kordic fought Matt Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if1QTiVcH3I
April 2, 1998 -- Sean Burke made 29 saves and recorded his first Flyers' shutout in a 3-0 home win. In the final minute of the opening period, Alexander Daigle scored a PPG then Joel Otto followed with two seconds remaining. Shjon Podein (1-1-2) finished the scoring with a breakaway goal.
February 1, 1999 -- Eric Lindros scored his 250th career goal in the Flyers' 4-2 victory at Philadelphia. JVB made 23 saves and was named the game's top star. Keith Jones added a key PPG late in the second period. Eric Desjardins put the Flyers on top for good 3:08 into the game. The Flyers improved to 15-1-6 over their last 22 games.
February 11, 1999 -- The Kings scored three times in the final 3:08 of the contest (Luc Robitaille assisted on each) highlighted by Jozef Stumpel's GWG with three-tenths of a second left to give LA an improbable 4-3 win at home. Stumpel took a pass in the neutral zone, skated to the Flyers' blue line then unleashed a blast that deflected off defenseman Eric Desjardins' shin pad and between Ron Hextall's pads. "First of all, I didn't know how much time was left. But as soon as I saw it was in the net, I was really excited. I looked on the clock and found out there was only three-tenths of a second left and that was great. I didn't hear anyone, but I knew it was late in the game, so I just tried to shoot it on net. It hit the defenseman on the shin pads and redirected the shot. I don't think Hextall got a very good read on it." The Flyers led 3-1 when Eric Lindros scored in the third period. Sandy Moger (16:52) and Donald Audette (18:12) tallied prior to the GWG. Stephane Fiset made 28 saves. It was the last time the teams played at the Forum.
March 23, 1999 -- Steve Duchesne was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Dave Babych and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Nathan Marsters) in the 2000 Entry Draft.
November 6, 1999 -- Eric Desjardins (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 5-3 the team's first visit to the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers scored three times on special teams (2 PPGs and 1 SHG). The Flyers held a 33-18 shots advantage including 26-9 through two periods. Valeri Zelepukin-Rob Blake and Luke Richardson-Steve McKenna ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vErHw1Qo7C0 ) fought early in the third period.
March 23, 2000 -- Jozef Stumpel (2-1-3) tied the game late in regulation then scored in OT, giving LA a 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Stephane Fiset made 22 saves. Gino Odjick (1-1-2) put the Flyers up 2-1 midway in the final period. Kent Manderville had two assists.
January 22, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek turned aside all 27 LA shots in a 3-0 home victory for the Flyers. Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi scored PPGs in the first and second periods. Prior to the second PPG, Cechmanek stopped former Flyer Bob Corkum on a shorthanded breakaway. The last goal was by Luke Richardson who was credited with a SH-ENG with nine seconds to play; Ziggy Palffy put the puck in his own net when he attempted to make a pass to the point but it missed the target and went into the open net. Recchi and Dan McGillis had two points apiece. Rob Blake of the Kings said "I don't think we realize how important every game is. We were pretty flat pretty much the whole game. Philadelphia smothered us. They outhit us and they outplayed us."
February 4, 2002 -- Eric Weinrich (1-1-2) had two points and Roman Cechmanek made 20 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in the Staples Center. Weinrich ended a 43-game goal drought and set up Ruslan Fedotenko's SHG, a goal that was originally awarded to Weinrich but was later reversed. "I know I'm not out there to score, so if I get one, I'm happy. A blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes. You just put your head down and shoot it. It was a lucky goal," said Weinrich.The Flyers outshot LA 9-0 in the first nine minutes of the game. The Flyers improved to 28-0-4 when scoring 3+ goals. Todd Fedoruk fought Ryan Flinn -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o27LHun0JdA
January 2, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves and Marty Murray assisted on opening period goals by Keith Primeau and Andre Savage helping Philly to a 4-1 win at LA. Savage's goal was one of two in his Flyers' career. Toni Kallio made it 3-0 in his Flyers' debut (and only career point with the team). Pavel Brendl finished the scoring in the third period. The Kings had a 5-on-3 for over a minute when the game was 0-0 but failed to score. Todd Fedoruk fought Kip Brennan ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfWzhjPtFW8 ). Chris McAllister later fought Brennan ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISck26NUmfE ). Donald Brashear fought Brad Norton ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHNyCbxWFPU ). The game was aired on ESPN2.
February 20, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek stopped 28 shots for his 16th career shutout and Eric Chouinard scored twice in Philly's 5-0 shutout win. Eric Desjardins had three assists. Jamie Storr was replaced after 40 minutes by Cristobal Huet who made his NHL debut.
March 1, 2003 -- Dmitri Yushkevich was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for a 4th round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Patrick Valcak) in the 2003 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (Daniel Taylor) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
May 28, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
October 21, 2003 -- Los Angeles's Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots in a 4-0 home win. Defenseman Martin Strbak scored his first two NHL goals. After a scoreless first period, the Kings outshot the Flyers 9-2 in the middle period and scored twice. Keith Primeau and Jeremy Roenick combined to win 32 of 47 faceoffs; the rest of the Flyers went 7-for-22.
August 4, 2005 -- Needing salary cap space, the Flyers dealt Jeremy Roenick to LA with Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
April 19, 2006 -- The Flyers received a second round pick used to select Michael Ratchuk in exchange for the Kings' hiring of exec Dean Lombardi.
November 16, 2006 -- R.J. Umberger scored the tying and winning goals 2:30 apart late in the third period and the Flyers rallied for a 4-3 win in Los Angeles. The third period opened with a 1-1 tie but the Kings eventually led 3-1 which held until 6:47 remained when Simon Gagne scored. Forty seconds later, Umberger scored the first of his two goals to even the game at 3-3 then netted the GWG with 3:37 to play. Mike Richards (0-3-3) and Geoff Sanderson (1-1-2) also had multi-point efforts. Antero Niittymaki made 23 saves. Alexander Frolov scored twice for LA with assists both times going to Craig Conroy and Sean Avery. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKi2gj1dS5A
January 29, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell's reviewed goal with 28.5 seconds remaining was upheld and Philly skated away with a 4-3 home win. The review verified that there was not an intentional kicking motion by Hartnell who streaked towards the net on a feed by Mike Richards. Martin Biron made 29 saves. Braydon Coburn was named the game's top star and gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Jim Dowd was 8-for-8 on faceoffs. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-31. Jason Labarbera made 37 saves for LA. Matt Moulson tied the game 2-2 in the third period. Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with seven blocks for the Kings.
February 19, 2008 -- Jaroslav Modry was traded by Los Angeles for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Geordie Wudrick) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
July 1, 2008 -- Denis Gauthier was traded to Los Angeles with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice in 2010 Entry Draft for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic.
July 17, 2008 -- Terry Murray, an assistant coach with the Flyers, became the head coach of the Kings.
January 3, 2009 -- Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots including a first period penalty shot by Scott Hartnell, leading the Kings to a 2-1 shootout victory at Los Angeles. In the shootout, Quick stopped shots by Jeff Carter (who had 10 shots on goal) and Mike Richards. Patrick O'Sullivan and Dustin Brown beat Antero Niittymaki, who made 30 saves, in the shootout. The Kings snapped a seven-game losing streak in home games that sold out. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRjHiI2Z40E&feature=fvw
February 25, 2009 -- Martin Biron recorded his 25th career shutout as he made 34 saves and Jeff Carter scored a PPG with 3:49 left in the middle period in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. Simon Gagne added an ENG with one second remaining. LA held a 34-20 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiLpmLkPg8I
November 18, 2009 -- Brian Boucher won his first game as a Flyer since March 27, 2002 as he made 20 saves in the third period and 37 total in a 3-2 win at Los Angeles. Mika Pyorala scored his first NHL goal and Mike Richards also scored in a two-goal second period. JVR's PPG made it 3-1 in the third period. The Kings nearly tied the game when a puck trickled through Boucher's pads with about 18 seconds to play in regulation. The Kings held a 39-20 shots advantage including 21-5 in the third period. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj3L53sak2M
December 30, 2010 -- Mike Richards (2-2-4) led the Flyers to a 7-4 win in Los Angeles. Michael Leighton made 32 saves in his first appearance of the regular season. The Flyers trailed 2-1 but out-scored the Kings 4-1 in the second period and led 6-3 late in the second period. Jonathan Bernier (16 saves, 22 shots) was replaced by Jonathan Quick (5 saves, 6 shots). The Flyers went 2-for-5 on PPs and scored twio with the man-advantage for the first time since November 13. Claude Giroux had three assists. Coach Peter Laviolette changed the lines including splitting the unit of Danny Briere, Scott Hartnell and Ville Leino. “Peter’s trying to find something to get us going again. I was surprised our line stayed together as long as it did.” Ryan Smyth scored twice for the Kings. The Flyers improved to (W-L-OTL) 9-1-1 in the last eleven games in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mw5id8Fh3s
LOS ANGELES - Watching his team play the first 36 games of the season without him, Michael Leighton has been itching to get back in the Flyers' lineup for a few weeks now.
It looks like the goalie will finally get that chance tonight.
A team source told the Daily News yesterday that Leighton, who has yet to appear in a Flyers uniform since Patrick Kane clinched the Stanley Cup for Chicago in overtime of Game 6 on June 9, will start in net tonight against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center as the Flyers look to avoid a three-game losing streak.
Coach Peter Laviolette would not confirm or deny the move yesterday - though he has never been one to announce his lineup ahead of time.
12-30-2010 08:35 AM
come on boys... now is time to pull up your socks and play some ****ing hockey!!! no lackluster effort tonight!! oh yeah... and win!
12-30-2010 08:50 AM
Please show up Flyers! Thanks!
12-30-2010 08:53 AM
Originally Posted by Garbage Goal
No matter who loses...GKJ wins.
Not always, the Flyers are the ones who get my money.
12-30-2010 09:17 AM
LA played last night and got roasted. A loss here will be brutal
12-30-2010 09:24 AM
Oh, cool. I can't wait to see Leighton the sieve against Kopitar, Doughty and JJ with no Pronger and a possibly gimped Timonen.
12-30-2010 09:28 AM
Now I'm glad I'm missing this one since Leighton is starting!