November 2, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the squads, Andre Boudrias (1-1-2) scored the first goal and Cesare Maniago made 29 saves in the North Stars' 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Doug Favell was named top star as he made 27 saves. The North Stars were issued fines for a poor performance the night before in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. The attendance was listed at 4,203 in what was the last of a five-game home stand for the Flyers.
November 18, 1967 --The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, MN. Bill Goldsworthy scored twice after the Flyers led 2-0. Doug Favell made 23 saves.
December 21, 1967 -- The Flyers won in this series for the first time as Bernie Parent stopped all 31 shots in a 6-0 home victory. Six different players scored and eight players had two-point games including Pat Hannigan (1-1-2) who factored in both first period goals. The Flyers snapped Cesare Maniago's shutout streak of 188 minutes and 38 seconds-- the longest in 12 years in the NHL.
January 10, 1968 -- Wayne Connolly recorded a hat trick in the North Stars 6-4 home win. The North Stars scored five straight goals to pull ahead 5-1. Brit Selby scored twice and Doug Favell made 33 saves for the Flyers.
January 18, 1968 -- A somber Met Center witnessed the Flyers record a 4-2 victory, the North Stars' first home game since the January 15th death of Bill Masterton who died two days after hitting his head on the ice in a game against the Oakland Seals (2-2 tie, Jan. 13) in Minnesota. During the afternoon, both squads including the entire Flyers' team, attended Masterton's funeral and the continued disillusionment was evident throughout the Met Center. Gary Dornhoefer scored 15 seconds into the game but the Flyers didn't offer much in celebration. The P.A. Announcer, sensing the solemn atmosphere, tried to enliven the crowd with a half-hearted "Let's Play Hockey" and it helped enliven the building to the point where the spectators gave a standing ovation. Lou Angotti (1-2-3) had three points for the Flyers. The scheduled competition for Minnesota following the January 13 tragedy: a 9-2 loss in Boston (Jan. 14), Masterton's passing (1:55 a.m. Jan. 15 at an Edina, MN hospital), the All-Star Game (Jan. 16) in Toronto where a ceremony/moment of silence was held in the fallen player's honor, a 5-0 loss in St. Louis (Jan. 17), this 4-2 loss to the Flyers (Jan. 18), a 5-1 loss in Toronto (Jan. 20) and then a 4-3 home win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 21).
January 25, 1968 -- Cesare Maniago made 19 saves and recorded his league-leading fifth shutout and Ray Cullen scored twice in the North Stars' 3-0 win in Philly. The North Stars had 41 shots and Bernie Parent made 38 saves in the loss. The game was punctuated by three fighting majors including a 5+2 for Bernie Parent vs. Dave Balon in the third period. Forbes Kennedy, who had 34 PIMs in the game, and Andre Boudrias picked up slashing majors in the opening minute then fought later in the first period which had 60 PIMs.
February 11, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 27 saves and Jean Gauthier had a goal and an assist in Philly's 3-2 win at Minnesota. Bill Collins, who briefly played for the Flyers in the 1976-77 season, scored twice.
February 22, 1968 -- Leon Rochefort (3-1-4) registered the second hat trick in Flyers' history and Andre Lacroix (1-3-4) had four points in the team's 7-3 victory in Philly. Rochefort also had the first hat trick in team history.
March 10, 1968 -- Bernie Parent turned aside all 30 shots and the Flyers scored twice in the third period for a 2-0 win in Quebec (played there due to the Spectrum's roof collapse) in front of 19,971. Gary Bauman replaced Cesare Maniago, at the 16 minute mark, when Maniago was hit in the face by a puck, suffered a broken jaw and was carried off the ice on a stretcher. Bill Goldworthy of the North Stars was ejected, fined $150 and given a three-game suspension for punching linesman John D'Amico and knocking him to the ice.
March 13, 1968 -- Don Blackburn had three assists and four different teammates scored in Philly's 4-2 road win. Bernie Parent (13 saves, 13 shots), who suffered a bruise under the right eye but who returned the following night and shuout Los Angeles, was replaced by Doug Favell (11 saves, 13 shots) with the Flyers ahead 2-0 in the second period. The Flyers lead 4-0 after two periods and North Stars' goalie Cesare Maniago, playing with a broken jaw (see: March 10, 1968), was removed in favor of Gary Bauman who was 10-for-10 in the third period. The North Stars' Bill Goldsworthy was ejected fined and suspended three games for punching linesman John D'Amico.
October 24, 1968 -- Earl Heiskala (1-1-2) scored with 3:02 remaining and Bernie Parent was top star as he made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia.
November 13, 1968 -- The North Stars had four different one-goal leads in a 4-3 win in Minnesota. The trio of Danny Grant-Claude LaRose-Danny O'Shea had nine points for the North Stars. Jim Johnson (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense.
December 19, 1968 -- Andre Lacroix scored with 33 seconds to play in a 5-5 tie in Philly. Minnesota led 4-1 in the first period and held a 5-3 lead with about seven to play in the third period.
January 11, 1969 -- Jean-Guy Gendron (2-1-3) scored the GWG with under 5:17 to play and added an insurance tally in the final minute as Philly won 4-2 at Minnesota. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
February 2, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 31 saves as the North Stars won 3-2 in Philly. Danny Grant and Claude LaRose each had two points.
March 15, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 41 saves in a 2-2 tie at Minnesota. Joe Watson's goal tied the game at 2-2 in the third period. Danny Grant of Minnesota picked up his 62nd point of the season which tied the NHL record set by Toronto's Gus Bodnar for most points in a season (1943-44) by a rookie.
March 20, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and four Flyers had two-point efforts in a 5-2 home win. The victory gave the Flyers a four-point lead over Minnesota for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.
March 22, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves and Andre Lacroix had three points in Philly's 5-1 win in Minnesota. Ed van Impe missed the rest of the regular season and all but one playoff game due to a dislocated finger suffered in the game. The Flyers went 2-0-1 in three games in eight days against the North Stars as the teams battled for the fourth and final playoff spot.
May 14, 1969 -- Wayne Hillman was acquired from Minnesota for John Miszuk.
October 11, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 21 saves in the North Stars' 4-0 home win. Minnesota led 2-0 before three minutes expired in this season opener.
November 2, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves, Lew Morrison and Gary Dornhoefer scored twice and rookie Bobby Clarke added three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Clarke entered the contest 1-1-2 in 8 career games. The game had 25 penaltied and 70 PIMs including a brawl highlighted by Reg Fleming-Tom Polanic and Larry Hillman-John Miszuk fights.
November 12, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 29 saves and J.P. Parise (2-1-3) had three points in Minnesota's 4-2 home win.
January 4, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 29 saves as the Flyers won 3-1 in Philadelphia. Reg Fleming and Andre Lacroix scored in the first period. The North Stars' Fern Rivard, who had two separate minors, made 38 saves. Midway in the contest, Earl Heiskala (27 PIMs) of Philadelphia and Barry Gibbs (25 PIMs) of Minnesota were ejected during an altercation. Wayne Hillman and J.P. Parise picked up fighting majors during the brawl.
January 24, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 40 saves and the Flyers led 4-0 after the opening period en route to a 6-0 win in Minnesota. Andre Lacroix (1-2-3) factored in the first three goals.
February 28, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves and both Gary Dornhoefer (1-2-3) and Jim Johnson (2-1-3) had three points in Philly's 6-2 home win. Cesare Maniago made 31 saves for Minnesota. The prior day, Minnesota acquired future Hall-of-Fame goalie and 40-year old Gump Worsley from Montreal after he refused demotion to the minors.
March 4, 1970 -- Bill Sutherland scored two third periods goals and the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie. Minnesota led 2-0 until Sutherland scored a PPG with 8:04 to play. He evened the scored with 3:47 remaining. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. 40-year old Gump Worsley, future Hall-of-Fame goalie, made 31 saves in his North Stars' debut and first appearance in three months.
April 4, 1970 -- Minnesota eliminated the Flyers from the post-season picture with a 1-0 win in Philadelphia. Barry Gibbs scored his third goal of the season, estimated to be an 80-footer, 7:38 into the third period reportedly when sunlight, which shined through a Spectrum exit, caused Bernie Parent to lose location of the puck. Minnesota, Philadelphia and the Oakland Seals all had 58 points for the final two playoff spots but the Flyers had the fewest wins. The defeat caused the Flyers to miss the post-season as they needed a win (or a tie with help) in any of the last six games. The team finished 0-6-0 and also 3-13-5 in the last 21 games. The Flyers went scoreless in the final 144:02 of the season. Gump Worsley made 30 saves and Parent stopped 34. Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" was played but the Flyers suffered their first defeat when the song was played. Years later, Parent denied the part about sun but said "I don't know if it was the most unusual goal scored against me. I do know it was the worst."
October 10, 1970 -- Bob Kelly had two assists off first period PPGs by Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke and the Flyers won 2-1 at home in the season opener played in the Spectrum. The second goal came as Ted Harris of the North Stars was penalized for a five-minute slashing major. Doug Favell made 31 saves.
January 23, 1971 -- Bill Lesuk scored with two seconds remaining in the game and Bernie Parent made 35 saves in a 2-2 tie at Minnesota.
February 13, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer (1-1-2) scored a PPG with 29 seconds remaining and the Flyers tied the North Stars 2-2 in Minnesota. The tying goal came off a feed from Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) who was positioned behind the net. Doug Favell made 26 saves.
March 7, 1971 -- Cesare Maniago made 28 saves in Minnesota's 3-1 home win. J.P. Parise scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period.
March 25, 1971 -- Goals by Jim Johnson and Larry Hillman, the game's top two stars, rallied the Flyers to a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. Serge Bernier assisted on both goals. Bruce Gamble made 29 saves for the Flyers. Gump Worsley made 31 saves for Minnesota.
April 3, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer (1-1-2) snapped a 2-2 tie and Bruce Gamble made 20 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win which clinched third place in the Western Division. Because of the PO format, the third-place Flyers faced Chicago in the opening round of the POs while the fourth-seeded North Stars played the Blues, who finished 20 points behind the Blackhawks.
November 7, 1971 -- Gump Worsley made 27 saves and recorded his 42nd career shutout in the North Stars' 3-0 win at Philly.
November 21, 1971 -- Joe Watson tied the game with a third period goal and the Flyers and North Stars played to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Each team had 28 shots on opposing goalies Doug Favell and Gump Worsley.
February 12, 1972 -- Gump Worsley made 35 saves and Bill Goldsworthy had the GWG in Minnesota's 5-1 home win. The North Stars trailed 1-0 with under three to play in the second period but led 3-1 at the break with three goals in 76 seconds. Don McLeod, who made his Flyers' debut in goal, was promoted after goalie Bruce Gamble suffered a career-ending heart attack on this road trip.
March 2, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 32 saves and the Flyers won 3-0 at home. Bob Kelly set a then team-record for fastest goal to start a period when he scored 8 seconds into the second period to give Philly a 2-0 lead.
March 28, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 36 saves and Cesare Maniago made 35 stops in a 2-2 tie in Minnesota. Dennis Hextall scored both goals for Minnesota.
October 28, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 51 saves but suffered a 2-1 loss in Minnesota. The North Stars held a 53-38 shots advantage including 21-11 in both the first and second periods. J.P Parise and Danny Grant scored and Gump Worsley made 37 saves. Each team was assessed four PIMs, two minors aside.
December 7, 1972 -- Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) had four points and Michel Belhumeur made 30 saves in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Gary Dornhoefer's team-record (broken by Ron Flockhart 8 and Rick Tocchet 9) consecutive games streak scoring a goal reached seven with a goal and an assist.
December 13, 1972 -- The North Stars took the incredible total of 32 shots on goal in the first period, led 3-1, and cruised to a 7-2 victory in the Met Center. The North Stars outshot Philly 53-32. Danny Grant (2-1-3), Fred Harvey (0-3-3) and Murray Oliver (0-3-3) led the offense. Cesare Maniago made 30 saves. Flyers' goalie Michel Belhumeur (41 saves, 46 shots) was replaced by Doug Favell after two periods. The next day, the Flyers acquired Andre Dupont from the St. Louis Blues.
January 18, 1973 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period, chased Gump Worsley from the net, and skated to a 6-1 home win. Bill Flett scored twice and Bobby Taylor made 26 saves.
February 18, 1973 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period, getting three points from Gary Dornhoefer, and skated to a 5-1 home win. Rick MacLeish set a team-record (since broken) with his 36th goal to start the scoring. Dave Schultz made it 2-0 and afterwards Fred Shero said "We almost thought of trading him one time." Doug Favell made 28 saves. Gilles Gilbert was the North Stars' goalie.
April 4, 1973 -- In Game One of the QFs, Cesare Maniago made 28 saves in the North Stars' 3-0 win in Philly. The Flyers tied a record for most consecutive PO losses with 10. The backbreaker was Dennis O'Brien's 50-footer with 15 seconds left in the middle period to put Minnesota up 2-0. Bobby Clarke was rushed to Lankenau Hospital after he was hit in the eye by a hockey stick; however, damage was limited to a split contact lens, temporary blurred vision and irritation from a scratch to the eye. Clarke switched to a softer contact lens. After the game, Fred Shero chastised some of his veteran players without specifying names, meanwhile the local media questioned the team as well.
April 5, 1973 -- In Game Two of the QFs, Doug Favell made 31 saves while Barry Ashbee became the first Flyer to have three assists in a PO period (19th player in NHL history) in Philly's 4-1 home win. Don Saleski scored in the first followed by second period goals by Bob Kelly (SHG), Bill Barber and Terry Crisp. Dean Prentice scored for the Stars in the third period. The contest had four fights including two at the 1:16 mark that set the tone for the game: Moose Dupont-J.P. Parise and Barber-Dennis O'Brien. Ross Lonsberry fought Dennis Hextall in the second period and Dave Schultz battled Ted Harris with 20 seconds to play.
April 7, 1973 -- In Game Three of the QFs, the North Stars scored four third period goals and Cesare Maniago made 33 stops in Minnesota's 5-0 home win. Doug Favell was replaced in favor of Michel Belhumeur. Lou Nanne and Danny Grant scored twice in 40 seconds to put the game out of reach. Dave Schultz battled Dennis Hextall in the game's final moments, challenged other North Stars' players, who refused, and was removed from the ice by linesman Ron Finn.
April 8, 1973 -- In Game Four of the QFs, Doug Favell rebounded from being removed the prior game and recorded a 31-save shutout and a 3-0 afternoon road win. When asked about the city of Philadelphia's reputation for losing, Favell, who didn't get to sleep until 5:10 A.M., said ofthis important victory "We just want to win, we don't care about that reputation." Bobby Clarke picked up his first NHL PO point (eighth game) as he started the scoring with the first of his 42 lifetime playoff goals. Clarke's goal ended Cesare Maniago's shutout streak of 138:57. Bill Barber made it 2-0 with 5:44 to play in regulation.
April 10, 1973 -- In Game Five of the QFs, Gary Dornhoefer scored in OT leading Philly to a 3-2 victory in the Spectrum. The goal was eventually represented by a bronze statue outside the Spectrum. Dornhoefer said afterwards “I don’t even know how I scored. I just remember getting the puck at center ice, and fortunately it stayed right with me. You could try that play again a hundred times and it wouldn’t work.” Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Doug Favell (30 saves) starred as well. Minnesota led 1-0 but Ross Lonsberry got the key equalizer then Rick MacLeish gave Philly a 2-1 lead; both Flyers' PPGs came with Dennis O'Brien in the box. Bill Goldsworthy evened the game with about seven minutes remaining. http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?artic...e&service=page
April 12, 1973 -- In Game Six of the QFs, Doug Favell (37 saves) and Ross Lonsberry (2-1-3) led Philly to a 4-1 series-clinching win in Minnesota. Terry Crisp, Lonsberry and Bobby Clarke scored after the Flyers trailed 1-0; Lonsberry added an ENG and the Flyers advanced to face the Montreal Canadiens in the semifinals.
January 5, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke scored the game-tying goal with under two minutes to play and the teams skated to a 3-3 draw. Bernie Parent made 30 saves. Ross Lonsberry and Gary Dornhoefer each had a goal and an assist.
January 10, 1974 -- Dave Schultz had his second hat trick in eight days in the Flyers' 7-4 victory. Schultz's final goal came on the PP with under three minutes left and it was assisted by Bernie Parent who made 31 saves. Schultz had a game-high seven shots on goal. Don Saleski (1-2-3) also had three points. Fred Stanfield and Tony Featherstone each scored twice for Minnesota.
February 28, 1974 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. Cesare Maniago made 35 saves for Minnesota. Bobby Clarke assisted on goals by Jim Watson and Bill Flett. Orest Kindrachuk and Jude Drouin had first period fighting majors during which Dave Schultz broke his thumb in a scrum with Dennis O'Brien and he missed the next four games.
March 16, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 40 saves, including 31 in the first 40 minutes, in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. It was Parent's 40th victory of the season. Tom Bladon had three points and Dave Schultz had two assists.
April 2, 1974 -- Bobby Taylor made 33 saves and the Flyers defeated the North Stars 6-3 at Minnesota in Gump Worsley's final NHL game. The Flyers led 3-0 in the opening period but Bill Goldsworthy's (2-0-2) second goal made it 3-3 in the third period. However, Bill Flett scored the GWG 1:44 later followed by goals by Ross Lonsberry and Dave Schultz who had the distinction of being the last player to score against the future Hall-of-Famer netminder. Worsley's Hall-of-Fame career began in 1952-53 and this was one of just six games that he wore a mask.
April 7, 1974 -- Bill Barber (3-1-4) recorded his first NHL hat trick and Bobby Clarke added three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Barber completed his trio on a PP with 12 seconds left in the game, which was the regular season finale The Flyers had 40 shots including a combined 13 by Barber and Clarke. Fern Rivard made 34 saves in the defeat. Bernie Parent picked up the win by making 20 saves.
November 7, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 18 saves and shutout the North Stars in a 2-0 victory in the Spectrum. The Flyers doubled Minnesota's shot total 36-18. Rick MacLeish netted a PPG then Bill Barber added an ENG. Cesare Maniago (17-for-17) was perfect in relief of the injured Fern Rivard (17-for-18) who was carried off the ice on a stretcher. Rivard suffered an injury to the base of his spine.
December 12, 1974 -- Reggie Leach (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a 6-0 shutout victory in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) assisted on each of Leach's goals. Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish and Ross Lonsberry had two points each. Both teams were issued just four PIMs in the game.
February 8, 1975 -- Minnesota dominated the opening period, 4-0 in goals and 13-2 in shots, en route to a 5-0 victory behind Pete Lopresti's 26 saves. Future Flyer Blake Dunlop had three assists in the first 6:12. Jack McIlhargey made his NHL debut and fought Dennis Hextall, one of three fights in the game. Dave Schultz, who fought Dennis O'Brien, was assessed 31 PIMs in the game, the second highest of his Flyers' career (34 against the Seals) and broke his own record for PIMs in a season. He was suspended one-game for cursing at ref Bruce Hood and later Clarence Campbell said Schultz's further suspensions "will be automatically escalated on an arithmetical basis. He denigrates the game by deliberately violating the rules."
March 5, 1975 -- Philadelphia dominated the opening period, 5-2 in goals and 24-11 in shots, en route to a 9-2 victory in Minnesota. It was the second time in team history that the Flyers won a road game by seven or more goals (7-0 vs. California, 1973). Rick MacLeish (3-2-5), Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Reggie Leach (0-3-3) and Moose Dupont (1-2-3) combined for 15 points. Down 2-1 in the first, the Flyers responded with four goals in a span of 6:33. The Flyers outshot the North Stars 41-26. Pete Lopresti gave up nine goals. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves. MacLeish started a stretch in which he had 21 points in seven games.
March 22, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) recorded his 100th point of his season, Ross Lonsberry scored twice in the third period and Bernie Parent had the shutout in Philly's 4-0 home win. The Flyers held a 38-10 shots advantage including 14-2 in the first period. Bill Clement and Dennis Hextall fought. With the win, the Flyers secured the best record in the Clarence Campbell Conference and each player earned $4500.
October 11, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke recorded (1-4-5) five points, all on the power play, in the Flyers' 9-5 victory in Minnesota. Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) and Andre Dupont (2-1-3) each scored twice. Philly scored five PPGs and the North Stars had three PPGs and one SHG. The Flyers led 4-3 after one period helped by a 19-8 shots advantage. Dean Talafous (2-1-3) led Minnesota. Paul Harrison surrendered nine goals on 27 shots. Mel Bridgman joined Bill Sutherland as the only Flyers, to date, to score goals in their first two games with the franchise.
December 7, 1975 -- Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) each had three points and Wayne Stephenson made 20 saves in Philly's 6-1 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 by the 11:02 mark. The Flyers outshot Minnesota 48-21 including 37-9 in the first and third periods. Pete LoPresti, whose father played in the NHL, made 42 saves and afterwards said "My father told me there'd be nights like this but I wouldn't believe him. I'm still alive. They seem to have three of four guys around the net all the time."
January 31, 1976 -- Dean Talafous scored two third period goals and the Stars tied Philly 3-3 in Minnesota despite being outshot 31-16. Philly led 3-1 entering the last period. Cesare Maniago made 28 saves. The Flyers scored three PPGs.
February 26, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke had two assists and Reggie Leach, Larry Goodenough and Bill Barber scored in a span of 2:53 in the second period en route to a 3-2 home win. The Flyers doubled Minnesota's shots 38-19. Cesare Maniago made 35 saves. The game was highlighted by a 40-minute donnybrook at the 7:10 mark of the second period. Dave Cressman, who in the first period picked up spearing penalties with Bobby Clarke, was later whipped by Jack McIlhargey in a bench-clearing brawl that featured Don Saleski vs. Lou Nanne (both of whom were ejected) and Andre Dupont vs. Dennis O'Brien. Philly had 62 PIMs and the North Stars had 57. Flyers' assistant coach Mike Nykoluk said of Cressman "he was getting away with bloody murder" in how he was shadowing Clarke. Steve Jensen, a star with the 1976 U.S. Olympians who said during his time with that team that they were "better than the Flyers," made his NHL debut and later clarified his controversial remarks by saying that amateur hockey stresses skating more so than the NHL.
March 23, 1976 -- Reggie Leach of the Flyers and Bill Hogaboam of the North Stars each scored twice in a 3-3 tie in Minnesota. Both Hogaboam goals came in the third period. The Flyers led three times by one goal. Cesare Maniago made 31 saves for the North Stars.
October 31, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke treated the Philadelphia faithful to a brilliant performance on Halloween with six points (2-4-6) in a 9-1 massacre. Clarke nearly matched his season's point total as he entered the game with eight. Pete LoPresti gave up nine goals. With Philly up 6-1, Bernie Parent was rested after two periods for Gary Inness who picked up an assist in the third period. Paul Holmgren, Bob Kelly and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist.
December 1, 1976 --The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Minnesota. Paul Holmgren, a Minnesota native, made his first NHL appearance in his home state, and gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Gary Smith made 39 saves for the North Stars.
December 14, 1976 -- Tim Young scored twice in the last 1:51 to lift the North Stars into a 3-3 tie at home. The second goal was a slapper with 16 seconds left. Bernie Parent was rested after 28 straight starts and Gary Inness made a rare start for the Flyers.
January 16, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish scored two unassisted goals (2-1-3) and assisted on Tom Bladon's eventual GWG in a 4-2 home win. Bernie Parent made 20 saves. Tim Young knotted the game at 2-2 in the third period but Bladon and Jim Watson finished the scoring.
March 1, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three points in a 5-2 road win. Kelly scored the Flyers' first two goals by the 14:38 mark and assisted on the 2-2 tie-breaker in the second period. There was a total of 12 PIMs (six minors) called in the game, ten PIMs to the Flyers.
October 28, 1977 -- Blake Dunlop was traded to Philadelphia with Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Gord Salt) in the 1978 Amateur Draft for Harvey Bennett Jr.
November 19, 1977 -- Orest Kindrachuk (2-2-4) and Don Saleski (1-3-4) led Philly to a 7-2 road victory. The duo combined for six points on the first three goals of the third period. The Flyers led 3-1 after 40 minutes and scored four times in the final period. Ross Lonsberry added three points in the win.
December 29, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish recorded a hat trick, including two goals in the third period, in a 5-2 home win. The score was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes and even though the Flyers outshot the North Stars 20-11 in the middle period, Minnesota scored two of the three goals. The Flyers dominated the third period 3-0 in goals and 11-2 in shots. The Flyers improved to 14-0-2 in the last 16 regular season home games against the North Stars.
February 16, 1978 -- Glen Sharpley's second goal of the contest came with 2:14 to play and Pete Lopresti made 41 saves as Minnesota ended lengthy winless skids in this series with a 4-2 victory in the Spectrum. The Flyers were 10-0-4 in the last 14 regular season games played in this series and 18-1-6 in the past 25 meetings. Philly also had regular season home streaks of 9-0-0 and 14-0-2 in this series snapped. The North Stars scored in the first and second periods and led 2-0 with about 13 minutes to play. The Flyers then staged a rally to even the game with under five minutes remaining. After Sharpley scored the go-ahead goal, Tim Young added an ENG. Philadelphia held a 43-23 shots advantage in the NHL debut of Flyers' goalie Rick St. Croix.
March 25, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 31 saves and Bob Kelly snapped a 3-3 with 5:37 to play in Philly's 4-3 road win. Per Olov Brasar and Glen Sharpley combined for five points in a losing cause. Minnesota had two SHGs and a PPG. The Flyers countered with a SHG and a PPG. Kelly's goal was just the seond of seven scored even-strength. Minnesota held a 34-24 shots advantage. Andre Dupont and Steve Jensen went toe-to-toe and Paul Holmgren fought John Barrett -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHPNcMnRnL8
April 9, 1978 -- Paul Harrison (37 saves) and Glen Sharpley (1-2-3) led Minnesota to a 3-1 home win in the season finale. Harrison faced 20 shots in the middle period and stopped 19. Prior to the game, Gary Dornhoefer was honored in his last regular season game; he scored the Flyers' lone goal.
November 24, 1978 -- Bill Barber and Reggie Leach had three points each in a 4-3 win at the Met Center. Mel Bridgman scored the tie-breaking goal with 5:35 left in the middle period. Earlier, the Flyers led 3-1 but Ron Zanussi scored twice in 27 seconds to draw Minnesota even. The Flyers outshot the Morth Stars 20-14 and held Minnesota to three shots in the final period.
January 27, 1979 -- Per-Olov Brasar had three points and Gilles Meloche made 25 saves in the North Stars' 3-1 home win. The Flyers were 5-0-4 in the last nine games played at Minnesota.
February 18, 1979 -- Behn Wilson scored twice and had a game-high 9 shots, in Philly's 3-2 home win. The Flyers held a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes and 28-10 in shots. Dave Hoyda threw "18 right hands in 18 seconds" to Al MacAdam in a battle --
March 21, 1979 -- Mike Fidler (3-0-3) and Steve Payne (3-1-4) both had hat tricks and scored the North Stars' first six goals in an eventual 7-3 home win. It was the first time two Minnesota players had hat tricks in the same game. The North Stars' PP was 4-for-6, the third time a Flyers' opponent scored four PPGs in a game. Gilles Meloche made 29 saves. Kris Manery had three assists.
November 29, 1979 -- The Flyers trailed 3-1 after the first period but recovered for a 6-4 victory in the Spectrum. Rick MacLeish scored twice and Paul Holmgren (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (1-2-3) each had three points. Ken Linseman and Reggie Leach scored less than two minutes apart in the third period and the Flyers led 5-3; Leach's tally was a SHG. Mel Bridgman and Paul Shmyr got in a feisty fight.
January 7, 1980 -- The Flyers' NHL record unbeaten streak was snapped at 35 games (25-0-10) in a 7-1 loss in front of 15,962 the largest crowd ever to see a hockey game in the Met Center. Gilles Meloche made 30 saves for his league-leading 17th win. Bill Barber gave Philly a 1-0 lead but the Stars led 3-1 after one period. Greg Smith and Mike Eaves led Minnesota with three points apiece. Philly failed to score on a 2-man advantage in the second but appeared to get within a goal; however, a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty nullified the tally and led to a Craig Hartsburg goal -- so instead of 3-2 it was 4-1. Bobby Clarke suffered an 11-stitch wound to his face when he was struck by a puck. The Flyers entered the game with a 26-1-10 record in 37 games. It was the final game of a six-game road trip for the Flyers.
January 31, 1980 -- Rick St. Croix made his lone 1979-80 NHL appearance and backed the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. St. Croix, who was recalled from the AHL as a replacement for Phil Myre (family illness), made 23 saves but especially excelled in the opening period when the Stars outshot Philly 14-5 but managed just one goal (Al MacAdam's 5-on-3 PPG with 44 seconds remaining). MacAdam had both Minnesota goals. Al Hill scored the GWG with 2:22 left in the second period. The Flyers out-scored the North Stars 3-1 in the second period and took a 3-2 lead into the third. Dave Hanson (Slapshot! fame) fought Dennis Ververgaert.
March 8, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 22 saves and Ken Linseman had (1-2-3) three points in the Flyers' 6-2 win in Minnesota. The Flyers became the first team that season to reach 100 points.
April 29, 1980 -- In Game One of the Semifinals, Steve Payne's two key PPGs and Gary Edwards' goaltending as a mid-game replacement for starter Gilles Meloche helped lift Minnesota to a 6-5 upset victory in Philadelphia. The North Stars scored twice in 39 seconds to take a 3-1 lead in the first period; however, the Flyers responded with three consecutive goals and the squads established an NHL record for quickest five goals in a playoff game covering 3 minutes and 20 seconds (the prior record was set in 1932 and the new feat was superior by 59 seconds). Trailing 4-3 after the first period, the Stars replaced Meloche with Edwards. Minnesota evened the game 4-4 in the middle period but then Payne netted consecutive PPGs to give his team a 6-4 advantage. Edwards made 23 saves on 24 shots in his 40 minutes including 16-for-17 in the final period. Steve Christoff (2-1-3) also had two goals and set an NHL record for most goals scored by a rookie in a PO year with eight. Minnesota went 3-for-5 on the PP. The Flyers were led by Ken Linseman (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (0-3-3); Pete Peeters made 29 saves.
May 1, 1980 -- In Game Two of the Semifinals, Phil Myre recorded the only shutout in his Flyers' career as he made 27 saves in the Flyers' largest ever playoff victory, 7-0 in the Spectrum. Bob Dailey had five points (1-4-5) and became the second Flyer to total four assists and five points in a PO game. Philly scored five special teams' goals. Paul Holmgren scored a PPG then Bill Barber added a SHG to give Philly a 2-0 lead at the 3:20 mark. Barber (1-2-3) and Ken Linseman (0-3-3) had three-point games. The Flyers, a perfect 4-for-4 on the PP, snapped out of a 3-for-34 funk. Minnesota was 0-for-7 on the PP. Gary Edwards made 33 saves in the loss.
May 4, 1980 --In Game Three of the Semifinals, in a raucous Met center, Bill Barber (4-0-4) scored four goals and the Flyers' PK was 7-for-8 in a 5-3 win. The Flyers led 4-0 before the North Stars scored three special teams' goals in a span of 2:48 to cut the gap to one goal. With Curt Giles in the box, Tom Younghans and Tim Young scored SHGs. Minnesota scored a 5-on-3 PPG with under three left in the second period. Barber then scored a SHG with 3:26 to play, his fourth goal of the game, while Ken Linseman was serving a penalty. In the last two periods, Philly was short-handed six times while Minnesota had just one disadvantage. Bridgman fought Steve Payne -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn7u7k_w6do . Phil Myre made 31 saves for the win. Gilles Meloche made 23 stops in the loss.
May 6, 1980 --In Game Four of the Semifinals, the Flyers' PK was a remarkable 12-for-12 and Bill Barber scored twice in Philly's 3-1 win at Minnesota. The Flyers were whistled for 8 of the game's last 10 penalties including four out of five in the third period. Philly was 0-for-5 on the PP. Phil Myre continued his impressive goaltending with 30 saves. Gary Edwards made 29 saves in the loss.
May 8, 1980 --In Game Five of the Semifinals played in the Spectrum, Bill Barber (2-1-3), Reggie Leach (2-0-2) and Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-1 series win with a 7-3 victory. Phil Myre made 22 saves. Philly was 2-for-3 on the PP while Minnesota was 1-for-8. Craig Hartsburg gave the North Stars a 1-0 lead 44 seconds into the game but the Flyers scored three straight special teams' goals to take a 3-1 lead. Bob Dailey scored with 32 seconds remaining to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead after one period which led to the removal of Gary Edwards (7/11) for Gilles Meloche who stopped 14 of 17 shots covering the last 40 minutes. Rick MacLeish and Mike Busniuk (scoreless in his previous 11 games) each had two points, their only offense of the series. SERIES RECAP: Myre (5-1 in the 1980 playoffs) started the last four games of the series and won each; Pete Peeters was the starter and loser in Game One. Barber finished the series with a team-record 12 (9-3-12) points and his nine goals tied Reggie Leach's NHL record for most goals in a PO series; he also joined Boston's Derek Sanderson as the only players in NHL history to record three SHGs in a PO year. Bob Dailey (2-6-8) and Bobby Clarke (2-6-8) had eight points each and Reggie Leach (four goals) joined Barber as the only Flyers to score more than two goals. The Flyers out-scored Minnesota 27-14 and other decisive factors in this series were Myre's goaltending, Barber's goal-scoring and special teams as Philly went 8-for-18 on the PP while the North Stars finished 5-for-40 and 2-for-35 over the last four games. Minnesota head coach Glen Sonmor said "We lost to the best team in the League." Brad Maxwell of Minnesota said "We thought it would be a battle of talent but when you play the Flyers it is also a battle of wit and effort."
November 20, 1980 -- The teams swapped first period goals in a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum. Phil Myre (21 saves) and Don Beaupre (19 saves) were the goalies. There were only 42 shots in the game including 20 (ten by each team) over the last two periods.
December 30, 1980 -- Minnesota recorded a 6-5 home win aided by four PPGs on seven attempts. The North Stars led the entire game after Craig Hartsburg made it 1-0 late in the firts period. Tom McCarthy, who had a game-high seven shots, led Minnesota with three (1-2-3) points. Bob Dailey handled McCartny in a fight. Phil Myre made 33 saves in the loss.
January 22, 1981 -- Bill Barber (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 win in the Spectrum despite a hat trick from "Miracle on Ice" member Steve Christoff (four points). Philly snapped a 3-3 tie in the third period with two goals in 68 seconds. The Flyers scored two SHGs and a PPG. Mel Bridgman, Ken Linseman and Tom Gorence each had two points and Pete peeters made 20 saves.
October 18, 1981 -- The Flyers scored twice in the first period and dominated with a 16-5 shots advantage, then held off a late Minnesota rally to win 3-2 in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach's 50-footer in the third period gave Philly a 3-0 lead. There were three fights in the first period, the first two at the 1:10 mark: Ken Linseman-Bobby Smith and Tim Kerr-Craig Hartsburg with Kerr being tossed. Later, Lindsay Carson and Jack Carlson squared off. After time expired in the third period, Bobby Clarke was issued a gross misconduct penalty. Frank Bathe was named the game's top and despite playing just 28 games all season, he was named the team's winner of the Barry Ashbee Award symbolic of the Flyers' best defenseman.
November 28, 1981 -- Dino Ciccarelli (2-1-3) scored twice to lead Minnesota to a 5-3 home win. Ciccarelli had a chance for a hat trick but, with an open net and pulled goalie, passed to teammate Bobby Smith with nine seconds remaining. Bill Barber had two goals. Bob Hoffmeyer and Ron Friest fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p9_pjNOlNU ). After the final buzzer, players from both teams took part in a melee. While some fans in Minnesota tossed objects at the Flyers, others attempted to climb over the glass and join the fray; however, they were restrained from ushers. Highlights included a Glen Cochrane-Jack Carlson fight and Pete Peeters-Don Beaupre in a battle of the goaltenders -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTu2VpYbht4
February 4, 1982 -- Philly led 3-0 at the 16:09 mark but the North Stars rallied with a goal in each period to finish in a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. Don Beaupre made 32 saves for Minnesota. Brad Marsh and Jack Carlson fought early in the game with Philly leading 1-0 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8R7h2bptU0
October 30, 1982 -- Gilles Meloche made 33 saves and Tom McCarthy scored twice in the North Stars' 3-2 home win. There was a total of 18 PIMs assessed in the second period, all to the Flyers' Paul Holmgren and Minnesota's Ron Friest.
March 10, 1983 -- Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) rallied the Flyers from a 3-1 deficit in the first period to a 6-3 home win. Clarke scored twice including an absolutely electrifying breakaway goal when he beat two North Stars' players at center ice to a loose puck and skated in alone on a stunned Gilles Meloche to finish off a beauty of a play (3:27 in -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPuYJXHYhsY ). Brian Propp had three points. Paul Holmgren suffered a concussion and missed the next two games.
November 17, 1983 -- Brian Bellows scored with 20 seconds to play and the North Stars rallied from a 5-2 third period hole to gain a 5-5 tie at the Spectrum. Gilles Meloche faced 51 shots (Minnesota had 27). The Flyers outshot the North Stars 29-12 after two periods. Each team had one shot in OT. Dave Poulin had three points including a third period SHG that gave the Flyers a 5-2 lead.
February 23, 1984 -- Brian Propp had three points, including the tying goal with under three to play, in a 3-3 draw at Philadelphia. Neal Broten scored the tying and lead goals for Minnesota to make it 3-2 after the Flyers led 2-0. There were two fights: Brad McCrimmon-Craig Levie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EckAT9thZTw and Rich Sutter-Gordie Roberts -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24aP-6l4eg ; Paul Holmgren was told he would be a healthy scratch and while on his drive home in the third period he heard over the radio that he was dealt to Minnesota for Paul Guay and a pick.
March 10, 1984 -- Paul Holmgren, playing against the Flyers for the first time, stole the puck from Glen Cochrane and set up Al MacAdam's goal 25 seconds into the game eventually won by the North Stars 4-3 in Minnesota. The North Stars led the remainder of the game. Don Beaupre made 25 saves. Tim Kerr, Brian Propp and Dave Poulin each had two points. Rich Sutter and Brian Bellows hooked up in a fight.
October 23, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and seven Flyers recorded goals in a 7-2 win in Minnesota. The game was scoreless in the second period but the Flyers had four goals in a span of 4:11 and chased goalie Mike Sands (one of six career NHL appearances). The Flyers outshot the North Stars 22-13 in the second period and out-scored Minnesota 4-0. Thirteen Flyers had points led by Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3). Derrick Smith scored his first NHL goal. Goals by Mark Howe ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VD6HPiT1JM ) and Peter Zezel ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vCNnFKlhUA ).
November 3, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (2-2-4) led the Flyers to a 5-1 home win. Pelle Lindbergh stopped a penalty shot by Scott Bjugstad and made 23 saves in the victory. The Flyers had three PPGs and Kerr factores in each. Mark Howe and Brad McCrimmon each had two assists.
January 19, 1985 -- The Flyers won 4-1 at Minnesota as Miroslav Dvorak, Ilkka Sinisalo and Tim Kerr scored in the first period. Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves. The Flyers trailed 1-0 at the 3:36 mark. Ron Sutter fought Dino Ciccarelli -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWgS1A9uQ6o
October 19, 1985 -- Ron Sutter (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a dominating 7-3 home win. The Flyers outshot Minnesota 45-16 and Sutter, Tim Kerr and Mark Howe combined for 22 shots. Rich and Ron Sutter scored within 34 seconds of each other and the Flyers were up 3-1. The Flyers had three PPGs and one SHG. There were three fights in the game.
November 29, 1985 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice and Bob Froese made 24 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win at Minnesota. Sinisalo and Dave Brown scored in the first period. Brown beat Tim Coulis in a second period fight. Joe Paterson pummeled Dave Archibald ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nm-DWXD48 ) in the third period. Prior to the game, the teams engaged in a trade as Bo Berglund and Dave Richter were traded to Philly for Ed Hospodar and Todd Bergen. Bergen refused to play for Mike Keenan mainly because Bergen felt Keenan was less than diplomatic in regards to injuries; Bergen attempted to become a golf pro. After the trade, he joined the North Stars but quickly reinjured himself without having played a game -- a severe lower abdominal pull was particularly devastating and it kept him out of the balance of the season. In 1986, he joined the North Stars' fall camp but injuries again limited his playing, he eventually joined the AHL, played in 27 games and sufered a season-ending thumb injury. In July 1987, he became a RFA and said Minnesota owed him over $100k; the Stars countered saying they weren't responsible but the Flyers were. He eventually quit hockey.
February 8, 1986 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie as Brian Bellows (three points) scored twice including the tying goal in the third period. Brian Propp took 10 shots, the third time in 17 games he reached double digits in that category.
October 26, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 29 stops in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers improved to 7-1-0 for the season and also 7-1-4 in the last 12 games in this series. Ilkka Sinisalo gave Philly a 1-0 lead with a 5-on-3 PPG in the opening period. Peter Zezel made it 2-0 off a terrific steal and setup by Derrick Smith.
December 13, 1986 -- Dino Ciccarelli scored the only third period goal in Minnesota's 5-4 home win. Dave Poulin (2-0-2) gave Philly a 1-0 lead with 40 seconds left in the first period but 28 seconds later Brad McCrimmon picked up a 5-minute major leading to two North Stars' PPGs, and one Flyer SHG, in the opening 94 seconds of the second period. Brian MacLellan (2-0-2) gave the Stars a 3-2 lead with consecutive goal. The North Stars scored three PPGs in the second period and out-scored the Flyers 4-3 in that period.
March 1, 1987 -- Kari Takko made 40 saves in the North Stars' 5-4 home win. Takko was 18-for-18 in the final period until Dave Poulin's (1-2-3) otherwise meaningless stuffer with one second remaining finished the scoring. The Flyers held a 44-33 shots advantage.
October 10, 1987 -- Murray Craven and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in a 5-4 road win. It was the third straight 5-4 game in the series and the second straight game the losing team scored with one second to play in the third period. Herb Brooks made his home debut as Minnesota coach. Brooks, who coached the United States Olympic hockey team to a gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, also coached the University of Minnesota from 1972-79, the NY Rangers from 1981-85 and St. Cloud State (MN) the previous season.
December 23, 1987 -- Dave Poulin (2-1-3), playing wing for a rare time, scored consecutive goals to give Philly a 4-2 lead and Ron Hextall made 33 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Hextall was whistled for a delay of the game penalty 19 seconds into the first period and Dino Ciccarelli, who scored twice, netted a PPG in the opening minute. Minnesota led 2-1 by the 5:06 mark and all three goals were PPGs. Both teams had two PPGs and the Flyers added a SHG. Hextall missed his second goal by about six feet when he launched a shot that went wide. "It was on goal when it landed but it hooked off," said Hextall. With the victory, the Flyers moved into first place in the Patrick Division with an 11-0-2 run despite a 6-13-3 start.
January 24, 1988 -- The North Stars won 5-3 in Philly and snapped the Flyers' 16-game unbeaten streak (11-0-5) at home in this series. The North Stars last won in the Spectrum April 9, 1978. Bob Brooke had the GWG. Brian Bellows and Neal Broten each had three assists. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 5:17 mark and 3-2 after the first period. Derrick Smith was ejected for spearing. There were three fights in the game including two involving the Flyers' Greg Smyth.
February 9, 1988 -- Gordie Roberts was traded to Philly for a fourth-round draft pick (Stars drafted J.F. Quintin). He last 11 games and one month before being dealt to St. Louis for the Blues' 1989 4th round pick (Flyers drafted Reid Simpson).
October 13, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 44 saves and the Flyers matched a team record with six PPGs (also vs. California, 1972) in a 7-6 win at Minnesota. The Flyers' PP went 6-for-11. Brian Propp (3-0-3), who scored all three goals on the PP, also notched his 10th career hat trick. Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) each had four points and all came via PPs. The Flyers had 21 individual points including 18 on PPs. The North Stars went 4-for-12 on PPs including two goals by Dino Ciccarelli (2-1-3). The game's key moment came in the middle of the second period and the scored tied 2-2: Brian MacLellan was issued a slashing minor then handed a two-minute unsportsmanlike penalty for cursing referee Paul Stewart and the Flyers capitalized with two PPGs. The teams combined to go 10-for-23 on PPs. Flyers' coach Paul Holmgren lauded the PK of Eklund and Derrick Smith but said the rest of the squad needed improvement. The Stars outshot Philly 50-33 including 25-6 in the third period and out-scored the Flyers 4-3 over the last 20 minutes. The attendance of 6,374 was seventh lowest to see a North Stars' home game. Dating back to the prior season, Minnesota had a record of 3-24-5 in the last 32 games. Scott Mellanby and Richard Zemlak fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5TEMryrO0g ). Terry Carkner fought Basil McRae ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXt32yo8dMM ).
December 8, 1988 -- Moe Mantha was traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota for Toronto's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Pat MacLeod) in the 1989 Entry Draft.
January 5, 1989 -- Minnesota out-scored Philly 3-0 in the third period en route to a 5-3 home win. Marc Habscheid scored a PPG in the final five minutes to snap a 3-3 tie. Jon Casey made 26 saves. Neal Broten had three assists for the North Stars. Dave Poulin scored twice in the first period for the Flyers. Jay Wells decked Basil McRae with a left during a brief fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AtsKiMvQ40
January 10, 1989 -- Derrick Smith followed Rick Tocchet's goal by 47 seconds in the third period to complete the Flyers rally from a 2-0 deficit in a 3-2 home win. Smith, who missed the prior two games with a hip pointer, swatted a loose puck as he was sprawled in the crease. Ron Hextall made 20 saves.
October 28, 1989 --Brian Bellows' PPG with 41 seconds remaining gave Minnesota a 6-5 home win. Bellows swatted the puck off Ken Wregget's shoulder after the goalie made a stop on a shot from the point. Wregget made 45 stops for the Flyers. The North Stars held a 51-33 shots advantage. Eleven different players scored. Dave Gagner (1-2-3) and Neal Broten (0-3-3) led Minnesota. Murray Craven (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Dave Poulin's thumb was slashed and he missed the following 14 games.
November 16, 1989 -- Bruce Hoffort made 21 saves, Mike Bullard (1-3-4) had four points and pelle Eklund (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Among the Flyers who did not play due to injuries were Ron Hextall, Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet, Ron Sutter and Tim Kerr who minutes prior to the game learned he would have arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery and be out indefinitely (he returned January 23). Don Biggs, subbing for Kerr, scored one of his two career NHL goals, a PPG 1:01 into the third period to give Philly a 5-3 lead. Hoffort, the Flyers, goalie, improved his NHL record to 3-0-1 in his fourth game in 12 days and third start in six days. Jon Casey (11 saves, 14 shots) was replaced by Kari Takko (17 saves, 20 shots) when the Flyers went ahead 3-2. There were four fights: Jeff Chychrun-Basil McRae ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtIPw5glDBw ), Chychrun-Shane Churla ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceAGVTbpFbI ), Terry Carkner-Curt Fraser ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhoFxDXu2ms ) and Tony Horacek-Mark Tinordi ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0CDuQVqZ2s ).
February 3, 1990 --Ken Wregget made 46 saves and Mike Bullard's goal with nine seconds left in OT gave the Flyers a 7-6 home win. Rick Tocchet (1-3-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-1-3) assisted on the GWG. Tim Kerr (1-2-3) had three points in a span of 6:08 in the first period. Dave Gagner's (2-1-3) goal with four seconds left in the third period completed a rally as Minnesota scored three goals in the final 7:04. The Flyers led 4-2 after one period and 6-2 with under 21 minutes left in the third period. Minnesota outshot the Flyers 52-23, including 18-6 in the second period and 15-1 in the third period. The 52 shots represented the highest total by an opponent in Philadelphia. Craig Berube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F5q7dfQmfw ) and Jeff Chychrun fought Basil McRae ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_OoHmoLUbE ) in different battles.
June 8, 1990 -- Bob Clarke began his tenure as the Minnesota North Stars VP/GM until June 20, 1992 when he rejoined the Flyers.
November 1, 1990 -- Ken Wregget made 25 saves in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. The Flyers led the entire game after Rick Tocchet made the score 1-0. Derrick Smith scored a key goal in the third period to make the score 5-3 after the North Stars scored twice on special teams. Norm Lacombe and Keith Acton each had three points for the Flyers. Mike Ricci and Dale Kushner each scored their first career NHL goals. Brian Propp scored Minnesota's first goal.
December 8, 1990 -- Brian Hayward made 22 saves in the North Stars' 7-0 win at home. Brian Propp of Minnesota had points on the first two goals. Minnesota head coach Bob Gainey returned to the bench after missing the prior two games due to surgery to his wife.
February 26, 1991 -- Ken Wregget made 42 saves for Philly in a 2-2 tie in the Met Center. Pelle Eklund and Mike Ricci each had two points in the first period but the North Stars tied it with two second period tallies. Minnesota outshot the Flyers 44-21. Wregget was a perfect 19-for-19 in the first period and held the Flyers in the game as his squad was outshot 16-5 in the third period and OT.
October 24, 1991 -- Dominic Roussel made 26 saves and the Flyers scored four times in the third period en route to a 5-2 home win. Kimbi Daniels scored the only goal in his 27-game NHL career and it was the eventual GWG. No Flyer had more than one point. The Flyers outshot the North Stars 46-28. Jon Casey made 41 saves in the loss. Minnesota's Brian Propp scored twice including becoming the 25th NHL player to score 400 goals. That milestone goal gave the North Stars a 1-0 lead.
October 26, 1991 -- Derrick Smith was claimed on waivers by the North Stars from Philadelphia. Smith was placed on waivers October 24.
December 21, 1991 -- Ron Hextall was perfect in gaining his second career regular season shutout as he made 34 saves in a 3-0 win at Minnesota. Hextall returned to action after missing nearly a month due to a shoulder injury. It was just the second regular season Flyers' shutout in Minnesota and first since 1970. Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers were outshot 34-19.
January 30, 1992 -- Garry Galley scored a PPG with 5:58 to play in a 5-3 win for the Flyers in the Spectrum. Mark Howe scored two PPGs in the first period, in just his 16th game of the season. Each team had three PPGs and the Flyers went 3-for-9. Mike Modano (1-2-3), Neal Broten (1-1-2) and Brian Bellows (0-2-2) all had multi-point games for Minnesota. Keith Acton added an ENG.
February 20, 1993 -- The North Stars won 5-2 in the Flyers last visit to Minnesota in this series. The Flyers led 2-0 but the North Stars tied the game by the end of the first period and then scored three second period goals. Neal Broten's SHG put Minnesota ahead 3-2. Jon Casey made 26 saves. North Stars' owner Norman Green completed a week-long discussion with officials in Dallas regarding a possible relocation of the franchise.
March 16, 1993 --Tommy Soderstrom made 31 saves and the Flyers recorded a 4-3 home win on Al Conroy's third period tally (one of nine goals in his NHL career). The Flyers scored three straight goals, including Eric Lindros' 30th, in the first 10:15 of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. In the last 40 regular season games in Philadelphia, the Flyers owned a 31-3-6 record in this series. It was final team the teams met before the relocation of the North Stars to Dallas.
January 6, 1994 -- Darcy Wakaluk stopped 35 shots and Neal Broten had four points in the Stars 8-0 home win. Broten (1-3-4) had four points on the first five goals. Other key contributors included Russ Courtnall (0-4-4), Grant Ledyard (1-2-3) and Ulf Dahlen (2-0-2). Derian hatcher was ejected near the game's midway point. Mike Modano suffered a sprained right knee after being kneed by Dave Brown, who was handed a 5-minute major, and missed the next three weeks. It was the first time the teams met since the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas.
March 8, 1994 -- Neal Broten scored a PPG 2:43 into OT and Dallas won 4-3 in Philly. Dave Tippett was in the box for holding Mike Modano's stick and then received a game-misconduct upon the winning goal, as he chastised ref Mark Faucette. Dallas' offensive stars included Broten (2-0-2) and Brent Gilchrist (1-2-3). Mark Recchi led Philly with three (0-3-3) points. Dallas held a 31-24 shots advantage including 14-6 in the third period and OT. Eric Lindros, who exchanged minors with goalie Darcy Wakaluk, was then ejected with four seconds left in regulation for fighting Jim Johnson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inHwHoztp7k . Kevin Dineen suffered a mild separated right shoulder and missed the next three games. Prior to the game, the Flyers inducted Tim Kerr into the team's Hall of Fame.
March 21, 1994 -- Pelle Eklund was dealt to the Stars for an 8th round pick (Raymond Giroux) the day prior to his 31st birthday and on the NHL's trade deadline. Eklund played in 589 regular season and 57 PO games for the Flyers; he appeared in 5 regular season and 9 post-season games for Dallas before returning to Sweden.
December 13, 1995 -- The Flyers acquired Trent Klatt for Brent Fedyk.
January 15, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 35 saves and John LeClair (2-1-3), Eric Lindros (1-2-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) totaled nine points in a 6-1 home win. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on the PP. Manny Fernandez gave up five goals and was replaced by Darcy Wakaluk. Dallas' only goal was by former Flyer Brent Fedyk. The Stars outshot Philly 36-34. Shawn Antoski and Bill Huard fought ( http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xag...-stars-v_sport ).
February 28, 1996 -- Eric Lindros celebrated his 23rd birthday by scoring twice in a 4-4 OT tie at Dallas. Dallas had a 4-2 lead in the third period but Pat Falloon made it 4-3 and with seven minutes to play Craig MacTavish evened the game. Lindros' first goal of the game was his 40th of the season. Benoit Hogue had three assists for Dallas.
December 6, 1996 --Dale Hawerchuk snapped a 3-3 tie with 8:25 remaining in regulation and then Mikael Renberg (2-0-2) scored the first of his two consecutive goals 42 seconds later and the Flyers recorded a 6-3 win in Dallas. Ron Hextall made 33 saves. The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods but the Stars evened the score in the third period on Derian Hatcher's first goal of the season. The Stars went 1-for-9 on the PP while the Flyers were 0-for-4. Joel Otto fought Benoit Hogue ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnEdaXq96Do ).
January 21, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves, including 4-for-4 in OT, and the game in Philly ended tied 3-3. John LeClair had the tying goal near the midway point of the third period. The game was tied 1-1 after one, 2-2 after two and 3-3 after three. Dallas held a 35-28 shots advantage including 4-0 in overtime. Paul Coffey (0-2-2) recorded his 1,050th career assist, on a goal by Dale Hawerchuk, moving him past Gordie Howe for second place on the all-time list. Jere Lehtinen (1-1-2), Benoit Hogue (1-1-2) and Andy Moog (25 saves) led the Stars.
November 2, 1997 --Jamie Langenbrunner's goal late in the second period knocked Ron Hextall out of the game and lifted the Stars to a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. All six goals were were scored in the second period. Hextall collided with Paul Coffey and Langenbrunner tucked home the rebound as Hextall lay prone on the ice in obvious pain. Said the goalie "When I got hit, I really couldn't really feel my toes, my fingers, my legs and my arms for half a second. I was kind of scared. A few seconds later I wiggled my fingers. At that point I figured I was probaby OK I've been hit in the head before, but never felt like I couldn't feel my arms or legs." Hextall was replaced by Garth Snow at the start of the third. Eric Lindros assisted on the last two Flyers' goals.
February 4, 1998 --Roman Turek stopped 26 shots for his first career shutout (in his 20th appearance) and Pat Verbeek's PPG was the only score in Dallas' 1-0 home win. The Stars set a franchise record with their eighth shutout of the season.
March 14, 1999 -- Mike Modano and Jody Hull, who broke a 24-game scoreless drought, scored in the second period and the game ended in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers failed to win in an eleventh straight game (0-7-4). John Vanbiesbrouck was whistled for a minor with 2:14 left in OT but the Flyers held the Stars without a shot. In the first minute of play, the two captains -- Eric Lindros and Derian Hatcher -- drew fighting majors. "I was changing things up a bit, he knew what I was doing," Lindros said. "He came right at me. I was skating up ice and he slashed me. I don't think there was much of a doubt what he was trying to do," Hatcher replied. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCc9J9R7Oq4 ) Roman Vopat and Grant Marshall fought 41 seconds later. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yI0WpXifY
November 18, 1999 -- Mike Modano scored with 30.7 seconds left in the third period to give Dallas a 1-1 tie at Philadelphia. JVB said afterwards "It was kind of a fluky goal. They poked at it and I got my pad on it, but not enough to keep it out of the net." Daymond Langkow had six of Philly's 20 shots and scored in the first period. Dallas entered the game with 999 wins in the franchise's history.
March 1, 2000 -- Ed Belfour made 25 saves for the 49th shutout of his career and Dallas won 2-0 at home despite just 16 shots. Mike Modano gave the Stars a 1-0 lead. It was the third straight goal by Modano against the Flyers spanning three games. Among the injured for this game: Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Blake Sloan, Shawn Chambers and Brian Skrudland of Dallas and Eric Lindros, Keith Primeau, Dan McGillis, Luke Richardson and Ulf Samuelsson for the Flyers.
October 12, 2000 -- Brett Hull scored twice and Ed Belfour made 26 saves in Dallas' 4-1 home win. Hull scored the 613th and 614th goals of his career to surpass Mario Lemieux on the goals scored list. He also had seven of his team's 22 shots off goalie Maxime Ouellett, who took the loss -- the only decision in his Flyers' career. The Flyers were without Mark recchi and John LeClair due to injuries while the Stars' Jamie Langenbrunner was absent due to the birth of his child.
November 23, 2001 -- The teams met in Dallas' new American Airlines Center and the Stars rallied three times in a 3-3 tie. Joe Nieuwendyk scored with 4:47 left in the third period for the game's final goal. Chris McAllister and Marty Murray each had two assists for the Flyers.
December 20, 2001 -- Brian Boucher made 29 saves and Keith Primeau (1-1-2) had the GWG in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. The victory snapped an 8-game skid (0-3-5) in this series. Marty Murray and Chris McAllister contributed on the first goal and had six total points in the last two games against Dallas. Ed Belfour had 27 saves in the loss.
December 17, 2002 -- The Flyers scored two third period PPGs in 59 seconds as Keith Primeau, Marty Murray and Mark Recchi each had two points in a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Flyers were 3-for-68 on the PP prior to the goals. Philly went 2-for-9 on the PP (Dallas was 1-for-4) and had seven opportunities in the third period; the Stars were whistled for six straight minors in the last 10 minutes of regulation. Derian Hatcher was given a double minor at 13:56 including an unsportsmanlike penalty, then Richard Matvichuk was assessed a double high sticking infraction with 28 seconds to play in regulation. Philly was outshot 42-36 but held a 5-1 edge in the OT. Roman Cechmanek made 40 saves and Marty Turco turned aside 34. Murray had five points in his last three games against Dallas. Mike Modano gave Dallas a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play but then left the game about five minutes later after Jeremy Roenick (eventually suspended two games) was called for a five-minute boarding major. The Flyers killed that penalty but moments later Kim Johnsson was called for closing his hand on the puck and Dallas took advantage to make it 2-0. Sergei Zubov played 30+ minutes.
December 29, 2003 -- In Ken Hitchcock's return to Dallas, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie. The Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit and went 2-for-7 on the PP. The Flyers went 0-for-2 on the PP. Marty Turco was 13-for-13 in the third period when Dallas evened the score. Mike Comrie scored his first Flyers' goal (he had four overall) to give Philly a 1-0 lead. The teams tied in seven of their last 11 meetings.
March 8, 2004 -- Chris Therien was traded to Dallas for Phoenix's 8th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Martin Houle) in 2004 Entry Draft and Dallas' 3rd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Chris Lawrence) in 2005 Entry Draft.
March 11, 2004 -- Brendan Morrow scored with 35 seconds to play in the third period in a game that finished 2-2 OT tie in Philly. Robert Esche made 37 saves including five in OT where the Stars outshot Philly 5-2. Dallas held a 39-22 shots advantage. Tony Amonte and Alex Zhamnov factored in both Flyers' goals.
March 13, 2007 -- Jussi Jokinen snapped a 1-1 third period tie and 36 seconds later Mike Modano 500th NHL goal gave the Stars a two-goal cushion in an eventual 3-2 win in Dallas. The Stars held a 33-19 shots advantage. Antero Niittymaki made 30 saves in the loss. Denis Gauthier-Krys Barch fought briefly after Gauthier nailed Chris Conner with a hip check ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYBXVwuQC8 ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA0Fgb_ryl0
December 1, 2007 -- Dallas erupted for three second period goals, including two PPGs in under two minutes, en route to a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Stars didn't register a shot on goal for the first 10+ minutes of the game but eventually outshot the Flyers 30-18. Randy Jones gave Philly a 1-0 lead 41 seconds into the game. Brendan Morrow and Trevor Daley each had two assists. The Stars went 2-for-5 on the PP. Dallas was playing for the sixth time in the last nine days. Riley Cote was issued a match penalty for an elbow to the head hitting Matt Niskanen along the glass at 17:46 of the third period. Cote, who was suspended for the next three games. said after the game “I know what's comin'. It's stupid on my part. I had no intention of hurting him. Just wanted to play physical. I understand my status. It really looks bad. I feel terrible. It looks bad for a suspension. I have to be smarter.'' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgVgZLb5WM ; Said the NHL's Colin Campbell "There were too many aspects of what we don't want in that hit. They have to understand this wasn't an accidental play."
November 24, 2008 -- Mike Knuble scored the GWG with 5:08 to play in a 4-3 home win. It was the Flyers' their fifth straight win. The teams alternated the seven goals. Knuble scored twice and Simon Gagne assisted on both. Martin Biron made 22 saves. Mike Modano, who won 17 of 25 faceoffs, scored twice in the second period for the Stars. It was the Flyers fourth win in 20 games in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgvPpTvJp64
January 12, 2010 -- Michel Leighton, in his eighth straight start, made 27 saves and improved to 8-0-1 and 14 Flyers recorded points, a team first since December 31, 1997 (at Vancouver), in a 6-3 home win. Simon Gagne, Darroll Powe and Ian Laperriere each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers snapped a 1-1 tie with four straight goals in the second period. Philly went 2-for-4 on PPs, killed all five short-handed situations and got a SHG from Kimmo Timonen to make it 3-1. Marty Turco (14 saves, 19 shots) was replaced by Alex Auld (8 saves, 9 shots). The Flyers scored first for the tenth consecutive game, a team first since the 1998-99 season. Laperriere fought Mark Fistric to complete a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFkSpL7JFGk
March 18, 2010 -- Scott Hartnell scored the only goal in the third period and Brian Boucher made 27 in his first start since learning he'd be the team's #1 goalie (Michael Leighton injury) in Philly's 3-2 win at Dallas. The win was the Flyers second ever in Dallas, last winning December 6, 1996. It was also the team's third straight win in this series; the Flyers won just three times in the other 19 meetings. Mike Richards tied the game with the sole goal in the second period. Steve Ott scored twice for Dallas in the first period. Kari Lehtonen fell to 0-9-1 in his career against the Flyers. Ian Laperriere fought Brian Sutherby. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8zSLs_HrOk
February 5, 2011 -- Brian Boucher made 30 saves in Philadelphia's 3-1 home win. Andrej Meszaros gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with 1:20 left in the first period. Darroll Powe's SHG 1:19 into the second period snapped a scoreless drought of 34 games (first since November 15) to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Jeff Carter's 25th goal was an ENG. Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves but his lifetime record fell to 0-10-1 against the Flyers.
March 19, 2011 -- at Dallas 8:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
Feb 10, 2011
FS-CR (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
TCN-PH (HD), SUN (HD)
Feb 16, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), FS-F (HD)
Feb 18, 2011
NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH (HD), FS-CR (HD)
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 22, 2011
FS-A (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 24, 2011
MSG PLUS (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 26, 2011
CBC, CSN-PH (HD)
GDT MUSIC: "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC
02-04-2011 07:28 PM
Let's start a streak!
02-04-2011 07:29 PM
02-04-2011 07:56 PM
We know the key to success, based on the Bruins game: Start 3 fights in opening 5 seconds, score about 25 second later, and you can put in 6 goals. It's as simple as that!
02-04-2011 08:29 PM
Don't scrap by on this one guys. Beat them down and win it. Stars are my 2nd favorite team, but please, don't hold back.
02-04-2011 08:54 PM
WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! first time ive ever been to philly to see the flyers cant fffinnn waiittt!!
02-04-2011 09:16 PM
send the rest of them to the hospital
02-04-2011 10:33 PM
locker room>60>locker room>60(really 40 but don't tell them that)>locker room>60(20 but don't tell them that)>win! simple
02-04-2011 11:20 PM
2 win streak here we come!
02-05-2011 12:50 AM
Let's go Flyers, let's jump on them early and often.
02-05-2011 01:59 AM
wow incredible gdt
02-05-2011 02:52 AM
I heard Adam Burish is on IR...I was kinda hoping he was going to
play tonight after what he said about Pronger last year...
Anyways; we have the real stars on our side so let's do this Flyboys! :yo:
02-05-2011 04:26 AM
Stars play a great game so i hope the boys play a good 60 minutes, I want a winning streak. Do we know who is starting?
02-05-2011 07:15 AM
this will be my second flyers game i'm going to this year. i saw boosh start in goal for gagne's return to philly. i hope they put bob in today.
Gert B Frobe
02-05-2011 08:22 AM
The Stars should come out pretty hard after getting beaten soundly by Boston the other night. I don't expect shenanigans in this one - no history of bad blood that I can think of.
02-05-2011 08:24 AM
Going tonight as well. Was hoping to see burish in the line-up Oh well, next time.:nod:
02-05-2011 08:36 AM
If Burish was playing, did you honestly think something was gong to happen?
02-05-2011 08:37 AM
cool to hear that JVR got some time at point on the PP. His clapper could work well
02-05-2011 09:10 AM
Alright, lets see how we do. I expect a close game.
02-05-2011 09:21 AM
Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514
If Burish was playing, did you honestly think something was gong to happen?
To answer your question. Yes someone on our team would have had a chat with him. Where it went from there would be burish's option.
You think if burish played nothing would go down?
02-05-2011 09:24 AM
Burish is a punk.
Good thing Ference took care of em for us!
02-05-2011 09:35 AM
Originally Posted by Hockeypete49
To answer your question. Yes someone on our team would have had a chat with him. Where it went from there would be burish's option.
You think if burish played nothing would go down?
People talk about stuff like this and wait for something to happen, seldom does anything of substance come from it.
02-05-2011 10:07 AM
Looking for a big night out of................Richie, JvR, Mesz, and Briere!
02-05-2011 10:13 AM
The Stars have been surprisingly good this year. Coming into the season I didn't think they had the depth on forward or defense, and I doubted Kari Lehtonen could stay healthy, but he has, and the rest of the team has played well enough to be first in the Pacific division. Pretty impressive, and hopefully the game tonight will be a good one since we don't see the Stars very often.
02-05-2011 10:14 AM
Fantastic GDT - thank you once again MSE!
I didn't realize that the Flyers played the first Minnesota game after Bill Masterton's death. I can't imagine what the atmosphere was like.
Okay Flyers - time to keep the ball rolling. This is a good measuring stick game, and we want to see 60 minutes of effort, smart play, and a win!