November 22, 1972 -- The Flyers fired 60 shots at Billy Smith (55 saves) and out-scored NY 4-0 in the third period goal of a 5-3 win at Philly. Bill Clement netted the GWG with 5:26 to play. Bill Barber and Gary Dornhoefer had a goal and an assist. NY led 3-1 after two periods despite being outshot 41-18. Lorne Henning scored twice for NY. The first goal in this series was scored by Rick MacLeish.
December 16, 1972 -- The teams met at NY for the first time and the Flyers won 2-1. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Bob Kelly scored. Michel Belhumeur lost a shutout with 31 seconds left in the game. Philly outshot NY 5-3 in the first period and 30-19 in the game. There were three fights: Bill Flett-Billy Smith and Dave Schultz-Brian Spencer fought twice. NY lost for the 23rd time against three wins.
February 13, 1973 -- Rick MacLeish (4-0-4) became the first Flyers' player to score four goals in a game in an 8-2 win. NY led 2-0 more than 26 minutes into the affair but MacLeish scored twice within 27 seconds which led to five Flyers' goals in the second period. MacLeish, who scored three times in under seven minutes in the middle period, was joined by Jean Potvin (two goals) as multi-goal scorers in the win. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Billy Smith surrendered 8 goals. Philly outshot NY 44-23.
March 5, 1973 --Terry Crisp was sent to the Flyers for Jean Potvin. Crisp was part of the Flyers' two Cup champions.
March 24, 1973 -- Billy Smith made 24 saves and Ed Westfall scored the only goal in the third period to lead NY to a 3-2 home win. Don Saleski fought Germain Gagnon in the first period and Gary Howatt in the second period.
March 31, 1973 -- The Flyers' eight-goal second period tied an NHL record for most goals in a period in a 10-2 home win. It was the fourth time in NHL history a team scored eight times in a period. The Flyers scored twice in the first 36 seconds and had eight goals on 14 shots in the second period. The Flyers led 10-0 at one point. Don Saleski (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Bill Flett (1-2-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) led the offense. Saleski had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
October 13, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Don Saleski (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-0 win in NY. Parent recorded consecutive shutouts in his first two NHL games upon returning from the Philadelphia Blazers (WHA).
December 1, 1973 -- Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period of a 2-1 road win. NY led 61 seconds into the game. The Flyers first goal came when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Denis Potvin, faked Billy Smith and then setup Kindrachuk.
December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (25 saves) backed Philly to a 4-0 home win. Bobby Clarke had two first period assists. NY played without Denis Potvin when he missed the team bus in Long Island. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZloqggddU
March 12, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and Bill Barber scored the GWG in a 2-1 win at NY. Dave Schultz fought Bob Nystrom and Dave Lewis aleading many fans to chant "Schultz is a bum." Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of referee John McCauley "I hate to see him on the ice. We've had him for four games and we've lost them all."
April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander, he later added his 31st. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254. Parent's record after this game was 46-13-12 and a GAA of 1.89. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods. Philly outshot NY 40-30. This was the last game of a 14-1-2 streak for the Flyers.
November 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG midway in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. Watson added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
November 5, 1974 -- NY's Billy Harris scored with 0:34 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Andre Dupont, who had two assists, had 31 PIMs and was ejected with 1:13 to play after a free-for-all resulting from a Gerry Howatt-Bobby Clarke ruckus. The Flyers went up 4-3 with 2:54 to play. NY had three PPGs and led 3-2 after two periods. Each team had 36 shots, the Flyers with an 18-7 flurry in the third period. Philly entered the game with seven straight wins and a 10-1-0 all-time record against the NYI. Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer collided which resulted in a cheekbone fracture for Dorny and he missed the next six games.
December 8, 1974 -- Orest Kindrachuk's second goal came with 7:39 to play in Philly's 3-2 home win. Bobby Clarke scored a PPG 29 seconds after Dave Schultz and Denis Potvin fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XalkpGKVMeg ) and 38 seconds later, Kindrachuk made it 2-0. Jean and Denis Potvin both scored for NY in the second period. Philly outshot NY 35-13 including 15-3 in the first period. Chico Resch made 32 saves.
January 9, 1975 -- NY won in Philly for the first time, 3-1. The Flyers entered the game 7-0-0 at home in this series. Bobby Clarke left the game early (flu) and did not return. Billy Smith and Bernie Parent each made 30 saves. Dave Schultz, who had 21 PIMs, fought Clark Gillies (1-1-2) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUS8ZCLG8Y8 .
February 15, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a tightly played 1-1 tie at NY. Bill Barber scored in the second period, then was penalized 1:06 later and on the ensuing PP for NY, J.P. Parise evened the game. NY had a goal disallowed when Billy Harris passed the puck to Jude Drouin with his gloved hand. Clark Gillies beat Moose Dupont in a fight; Dupont then fought Jean Potvin with about a minute remaining while Orest Kindrachuk and Gerry Hart battled at the same time. Prior to the game, a fan tossed a beer cup at Dave Schultz and was removed from the building by security.
April 5, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's team-record (later tied by Eric Lindros) point streak in consecutive games ended at 18 in the 4-1 win at the NYI. Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Tom Bladon and Rick MacLeish had two points each.
April 29, 1975 -- In Game 1 of the Semis, the Flyers overcame a 10-day layoff and a pregame injury to Bernie Parent in an eventual 4-0 home win. Parent missed the first two games of this series as he suffered a severe bruise to the right knee off a Gary Dornhoefer shot during pregame warmups. The scoring opened on Don Saleski's 75-footer at the 6:04 mark. Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and assisted on the first goal. NY's Billy MacMillan said "They (Flyers) play very similar to the way the Russians play... It's a very disciplined hockey club." Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist. Clarke's goal (a SHG) came eight seconds after he exited the penalty box and 18 seconds into an Ed Van Impe penalty. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt and Orest Kindrachuk battled Dave Fortier in the third period. Chico Resch was NY's goalie.
May 1, 1975 -- In Game 2, Bobby Clarke's disputed goal 2:56 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead. Billy Smith blocked Ross Lonsberry's shot which deflected off Clarke's skate. The Islanders claimed that Clarke kicked the puck into the goal. Philly led 4-1 and had a 4-2 lead with under seven minutes to play in regulation but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. Rick MacLeish had three assists for Philly, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had two points. Denis Potvin (2-2-4), who also scored a disputed goal due to a possible kick, and J.P. Parise each scored twice. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in the second of his two 1975 PO appearances. NY held a 30-24 shots advantage including 17-8 in the third period/OT. Dave Schultz had a brief fight with Garry Howatt and also tangled with ex-Flyers' property Dave Fortier.
May 4, 1975 -- In Game 3, Reggie Leach scored thirty seconds into the third period on a 4-on-4 and Bernie Parent, in his first appearance this series due to a knee injury, stopped 14 shots in Philly's 1-0 triumph. The Flyers frustrated the Islanders all evening and held a 32-14 shots advantage (three in the third period). The Flyers' undefeated streak reached 21 games (19-0-2) since their last loss on March 8, 1975. Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Parent.
May 7, 1975 -- In Game 4, Jude Drouin's back-hander 1:53 into OT prevented a Flyers' sweep in NY's 4-3 home win. Reggie Leach's potential series-ending goal, just prior to regulation ending, was disqualified by referee Dave Newell who ruled that the red light came on before the green light. Said Leach "I put it in and I thought it was over." Said Chico Resch (36 saves) "I don't know if it was a goal or not. I heard the buzzer. My back was to it." NY led 3-0 before Ross Lonsberry and Rick MacLeish scored in the last three minutes of the second period. MacLeish's second goal tied the game 3-3 in the third period. Bernie Parent made 24 saves. In the first period, with NY leading 1-0, Bill Barber's penalty shot, the sixth in NHL PO history, was stopped. To calm his nerves, Resch approached Barber prior to the shot and asked what move he was considering and Barber's reply was "I don't whether I am going to deke or shoot. I'll see how it goes." Bob Nystrom was ejected as third man in for fighting Ed Van Impe after the Flyer and Garry Howatt were in a scrum. In the second period, Dave Schultz fought Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Ted Harris and others entered the fray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3g5...eature=related . Schultz served his penalty in the dressing room because of unruly fans.
May 8, 1975 -- In Game 5, Chico Resch made 28 saves and five different NY players scored in a 5-1 win in Philly. NY was outshot 17-6 in the middle period but scored the only two goals. In the last minute, Clark Gillies fought Dave Schultz and Moose Dupont was ejected as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPWms5Rdc8 . Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
May 11, 1975 -- In Game 6, Gerry Hart's third period tally snapped a 1-1 tie and Chico Resch made 28 saves as the Islanders scored a 2-1 victory in a late afternoon affair in NY. Denis Potvin's 50-foot PPG with 3:45 remaining in the second period tied the score. It marked the second consecutive series that NY recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send it to a seventh game, the previous round was against Pittsburgh. When asked about Game 7 in the Spectrum, Resch said "I don't think hell can be worse than what it will be in there." Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
May 13, 1975 -- In Game 7 in Philadelphia, the Flyers responded to an emotional version of "God Bless America" as performed live by legendary singer Kate Smith and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 victory. Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds into the match and Rick MacLeish scored the first of his three goals about two minutes later as part of a nine-shot attack in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. After NY scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish tallied his second PPG of the contest, to give Philly a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. MacLeish completed his hat trick with an ENG. Denis Potvin had five minor penalties including three in the first period. One violation was when he prevented MacLeish from a potential breakaway; the Flyers had two earlier short-handed breakaways nullified by Chico Resch. Afterwards, Gerry Hart said it was Bobby Clarke who won the game for the Flyers. Clarke called a team meeting at a local hotel the night before the game as a measure of team unity in light of the NY's possible comeback. Hart said "He laid it on the line. He went out on the ice and showed them how to do it. He deserved the star of the game before he stepped on the ice." Ms. Smith helped set the tone of the afternoon as she worked the partisan crowd into a feverish pitch (the third of her four performances at the Spectrum for Flyers' games). On ice, NY's captain Ed Westfall presented Smith with a bouquet of chrysanthemums sent to teammate Hart from a female fan as a measure of good luck. Al Arbour, NY's head coach, said "I think we would have had a good chance to beat Philadelphia if she hadn't planted herself right in front of Chico's net... (Smith) really threw Chico off. He wasn't in his routine." The Flyers were now 41-3-1 with "God Bless America." SERIES RECAP: Offensive leaders -- MacLeish (6-4-10), Clarke (2-4-6), Jim Watson (0-5-5); Denis Potvin (3-6-9) and Jude Drouin (3-4-7).
October 23, 1975 -- NY scored two PPGs in the third period and Chico Resch made 30 saves in a 3-0 home win. The Flyers lost for the first time that season after a 5-0-1 start. J.P. Parise (1-1-2) and Bobby Nystrom (1-1-2) led the offense.
November 8, 1975 -- Billy Harris (1-2-3) had three points and Chico Resch made 31 saves in NY's 4-3 win which snapped the Flyers' 22-game regular season home unbeaten streak. The Flyers outshot NY 34-20 including 30-11 over the last two periods and 16-3 in the third period. Garry Howatt and Dave Schultz fought each other twice in the game. Philly started the 1975-76 season with a 9-2-4 overall record and their only losses were to the Islanders (one home and one away). The Flyers went 36-2-2 at home that season (other home loss was December 28 to Boston).
December 30, 1975 -- NY broke open a tight game with three third period goals to win 6-2. Bob Nystrom snapped a 2-2 late second period tie and added two more in the third period. NY outshot Philly 22-9 in the first period and led 2-0. At 13:43 of the first period and the Islanders up 1-0, referee Bruce Hood tossed Bill Barber for arguing an interference call to Joe Watson and Barber accumulated 22 (had 104 all season) PIMs for delay of game, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct; Dave Schultz (minor and misconduct) was the third Flyer penalized on the play (36 PIMs to the Flyers, zero for NY). A little more than a minute later, with Andre Dupont also in the box, NY scored on a 5-on-3 to make it 2-0. Billy Harris had 2 PPGs in the game for NY. Rick MacLeish scored two PPGs in under three minutes in the second period.
January 4, 1976 -- Don Saleski tied the scored with 2:35 to play and Reggie Leach scored the go-ahead goal 20 seconds later in a 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers did not lose on home ice the rest of the regular season; this victory began a 20-game home win streak. Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (0-3-3) combined for seven points. Wayne Stephenson made 27 saves. NY led 2-0 on a pair of PPGs 12:28 into the first period. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes but the Isles regained the lead early in the third before the Flyers scored three times in the final 2:35. Chico Resch made 32 saves in the loss.
February 8, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice (2-1-3) and Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. The Flyers, leading 3-2, held NY without a shot during a double-minor to Terry Crisp early in the third period. Chico Resch made 34 saves for NY. There were three fights in the game including Ross Lonsberry-Gerry Hart -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMEdDxW1klw
March 29, 1976 -- Chico Resch made 36 saves while Denis Potvin (1-2-3) and Bryan Trottier (2-0-2) led the offense in NY's 5-1 home win.
September 29, 1976 -- NY won a preseason game at home, 5-2. Earlier in the day, the Flyers traded Dave Schultz to the LA Kings.
October 7, 1976 -- In the season opener, Glenn Resch shutout Philly 3-0. Denis Potvin's PPG in the second period was the GWG. It was the Flyers' first regular season home loss in the last 21 games. Bobby Clarke, who hadn't played since the 1976 Finals with a bad ankle, mised the entire preseason but played. Bernie Parent played for the Flyers though it was unsure if a preseason injury, initially thought to keep him out for six weeks, would prevent him from playing. Backup Gary Inness was tentatively scheduled to start; Wayne Stephenson was suspended two days prior as a contract holdout.
October 30, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Chico Resch stopped 22 shots in a 3-3 tie at NY. Jude Drouin scored a PPG with 3:41 left to complete NY's rally from a 3-1 third period deficit.
November 28, 1976 -- Philly held NY to just nine shots over the last two periods (NY held a 24-21 advantage in the game) in a 5-3 home win. Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) was the game's top star and Bill Barber (1-1-2), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (0-2-2) all had two points. The Flyers, leading 4-3, killed a Gary Dornhoefer minor with under three to play. The hard-hitting contest ended with fighting majors to Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Nystrom.
January 10, 1977 -- Bob Nystrom had a hat trick and Bob Bourne, Pat Price and Denis Potvin also had three points in NY's 8-3 home win. Chico Resch made 24 saves. NY scored in the first two minutes of each period. Wayne Stephenson surrendered eight goals.
February 12, 1977 -- Chico Resch made 27 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. NY snapped the Flyers streak of 18 straight periods scoring a goal. The turning point was killing a 5-minute butt-ending major to Gary Howatt 13 seconds after NY went ahead 2-1 late in the second period. Orest Kindrachuk fought Andre St. Laurent.
March 29, 1977 -- In a huge late season game, Paul Holmgren broke a tie midway in the third period to lift Philly 3-1 at home. The Flyers entered the game with a two-point lead over NY for first place. Both teams scored in the first period. NY's Garry Howatt was ejected as third man in during a minor scrum. Bernie Parent made 20 saves and said afterwards "This wasn't like a playoff game, this was a playoff game." Chico Resch stopped 32 shots and said "This game helped us more than Philadelphia. We'll be tough to beat." Both teams advanced but lost in the Semifinals.
November 12, 1977 -- Mel Bridgman and Bob Dailey scored in the third period to tie the Isles 2-2 in NY. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Bob Clarke and Billy Smith battled at the end of the second period, earning minors only, as both benches emptied. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the third period while on a 4-on-4 due to the fracas at the end of the second period.
November 17, 1977 -- Bryan Trottier scored with 10 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. NY led 3-0 after two periods but the Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG with 3:20 to play. Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) combined for six points in the third period comeback. Trottier (2-1-3), Mike Bossy (2-0-2) and Clark Gillies (0-3-3) led NY. The Flyers took 41 shots, 33 of which came in the last 30 minutes. Garry Howatt suffered a broken wrist during a fight with Gary Dornhoefer in which Andre Dupont was tossed as third man; Dornhoefer, too, was ejected, as he made contact with a linesman during the battle and was suspended two games.
January 21, 1978 -- Mike Bossy scored twice and three other Islanders had three points each in NY's 6-1 home win. Billy Smith made 24 saves.
February 19, 1978 -- Glenn Resch made 25 saves in NY's 4-1 win in Philly. There were four fights in the game including a heavyweight scrap between Mel Bridgman and Bob Nystrom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uW28xwcg4k ).
March 20, 1978 --Bernie Parent made 26 saves and Rick MacLeish's penalty shot 6:20 into the game gave the Flyers a lead never relinquished in a 4-2 home win. Philly led 3-0 before NY got on the board in the last minute of the second period. Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Bob Dailey (0-2-2) had two points. Billy Smith made 36 saves in the loss.
April 4, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie at NY. Bob Bourne tied the game with a third period PPG. Clark Gillies had an opportunity to score into an open net with five seconds left but missed. Mike Bossy said "My heart was at the tip of my mouth when I saw that."
October 24, 1978 -- Barry Dean had three assists in Philly's 4-4 tie at NY. Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman scored 39 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mike Bossy recorded the 100th point of his career. Behn Wilson fought Bob Bourne at the 0:32 mark -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExK92OEeXAU
November 18, 1978 -- NY recorded an 8-2 home win as Mike Bossy (2-1-3), John Tonelli (0-3-3) and Clark Gillies (2-0-2) led the way. Moose Dupont had nine shots for the Flyers. Bernie Parent let in three goals in the first 20 minutes and was replaced by Wayne Stephenson.
January 4, 1979 --Bernie Parent was brilliant as he made 30 saves and Philly scored three PPGs in the second period in a 3-2 home win. Flyers coach Bob McCammon said "If Bernie plays like that, anything ispossible, even first place." Bill Barber said "What this game tells us is that when Bernie plays up to his capabilities, we win." Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke scored in a 39-second span with Gerry Hart in the box for a double-minor (slashing/unsportsmanlike). Earlier in the game, Hart fought Mel Bridgman in a feisty battle. Clark Gillies scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead. Bryan Trottier's point streak ended at 17 games. NY lost for the second time in the last 27 games.
January 6, 1979 -- Denis Potvin scored twice in the first period in which NY led 3-0 at the break en route to a 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent, in his final NHL season, suffered a collarbone injury and was replaced by rookie Pete Peeters who played in his fifth NHL game. The Islanders had 95 PIMs in the third period to the Flyers' 71. The game was punctuated by a memorable bench-clearing brawl 7:07 into the third period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahYpLKYfz5w , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhcom...om=PL&index=33 , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFwy3acKU84 Clark Gillies fought Dave Hoyda, Mel Bridgman with Gerry Hart again and Behn Wilson fought Mike Bossy then Billy Smith, coming from the bench, fought Bob Kelly. Six Islanders and four Flyers were ejected from the game.
January 14, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson and Chico Resch dueled to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Dave Lewis and Tom Gorence scored in the opening period. It was the third meeting between the teams in 11 days but unlike the prior two it was without any hostilities.
February 1, 1979 -- Pat Quinn made his Flyers' head coaching debut but NY scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Philly. The Flyers were now 0-4-5 in their last nine games, however, the team lost just seven times in the remaining 29 contests. After the game Quinn said "I want to see what's under the hood before I fix the car. I blame myself for this defeat."
April 5, 1979 -- Chico Resch made 33 saves and Bob Nystrom scored the GWG with 3:43 remaining in a 3-1 win at Philly. Jimmy Watson snapped a scoreless tie in the third period but moments later Andre Dupont was penalized and the Denis Potvin scored on the PP. After Nystrom scored, the Islanders added an ENG. All four goals were scored in the third period.
April 7, 1979 -- Mike Bossy (4-0-4) scored four times, his last goal being his 67th of the season, in the Isles' 9-2 blowout win in NY. Wayne Merrick (1-3-4) and Bobby Nystrom (1-3-4) also added four points. The Islanders had 27 individual points on their nine goals. NY scored three times in each period.
October 11, 1979 -- Bernie Parent became the first NHL goalie to have his number retired prior to the Flyers' 5-2 win. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored in the first period. The Flyers added three goals during a second period span of 1:41 including Brian Propp's first NHL goal on his first shot in his debut. Paul Holmgren had two (1-1-2) points. Phil Myre made 32 saves. Mel Bridgman debuted as team captain since NHL rules prohibited player coaches (Bobby Clarke) from holding that role. The day prior to the game, Clark Gillies of NY asked to have his captaincy removed and Denis Potvin, who did not play in this game, was elevated to the role. Philly was 2-7-5 in the previous 14 games in this series.
November 10, 1979 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) scored twice and Pete Peeters made 16 saves in Philly's 5-2 win. It was the Flyers' first victory at NY since April 5, 1975 ending a 13-game (0-9-4) skid. Philly took a 4-0 lead in the third period which led Islanders' fans to chant "Refund!" Clark Gillies scored twice in 24 seconds to cut the Flyers' lead to 4-2 early in the third; however Bobby Clarke scored about a minute later to seal the win.
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March 6, 1980 -- NY out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the third period en route to a 5-2 win in Philly. Chico Resch made 30 saves and Bobby Nystrom (1-1-2) had two points in the third period. It was just the third home loss of the season for the Flyers.
March 25, 1980 -- The slumping Flyers, 0-4-3 in the last seven, fell 5-2 at NY. Chico Resch made 36 saves and Bryan Trottier (2-1-3), who had two third period goals, and Anders Kallur (0-3-3) had three points. Duane Sutter and Ken Linseman were ejected in the first period. Bobby Clarke scored with five seconds to play in the second period to tie the game 2-2 and immediately received a 20-stitch cut near his left eye courtesy a high-stick, yet didn't miss a shift.
May 13, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Philly, Denis Potvin's OT goal with one second left on a PP gave the Islanders a 4-3 win. The controversial ending was a result of a very rare penalty called in OT, something referees usually shunned at the time but not Andy van Hellemond in this instance. NY tied the score with 3:42 left in third also on the PP and had three PPGs in the game. Pete Peeters made 32 saves.
May 15, 1980 -- In Game 2, Paul Holmgren (3-0-3) became the first US born player to score three goals in a Stanley Cup Finals' game in the Flyers 8-3 victory. Bobby Clarke had four (1-3-4) points, Bill Barber (1-2-3), Bob Dailey (0-3-3) and Pete Peeters (20 saves) also had key roles. Billy Smith allowed six goals in 40 minutes and was replaced by Chico Resch for the last 20 minutes of the game. NY led 1-0 but the Flyers recovered for a 3-1 lead after one period and a 6-2 lead after two periods. Prior to the game, Cid Barnes, the wife of Flyers' D-man Norm Barnes, sang the National Anthem and the Flyers upped their record to 7-0-2 in nine games when she sang.
May 17, 1980 -- In Game 3 in NY, the Islanders were 5-for-5 on the PP and added one SHG, raced to a 6-0 lead and won 6-2. Lorne Henning scored a SHG 2:38 into the game then Denis Potvin had three PP points in under seven during a 4-0 first period and he had four (2-2-4) points, all on the PP, in the game. Mike Bossy (1-2-3) had three points. Billy Smith stopped 30 shots for his 13th PO victory in 1980, a new NHL-record. Phil Myre, who entered the game 5-0 in the 1980 playoffs, made 34 saves including 19 on 21 shots in the second period. Each team had 42 PIMs in the middle period. Mike Busniuk fought Bobby Nystrom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jlMjG0Iw-g ) and Jack McIlhargey fought Gord Lane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hCEYlexhVk ) . The Flyers scored twice in the third period, Busniuk (1-1-2) had points on both goals. Paul Holmgren (knee) and Jimmy Watson (shoulder) were both lost in the first period to injuries. NY had 10 PPGs in the first three contests.
May 19, 1980 -- In Game 4, Billy Smith made 34 saves and Bob Nystrom scored a key third period insurance goal in NY's 5-2 win. Paul Holmgren and Jimmy Watson both did not play in the game, suffering injuries in Game Three. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period but John Paddock, replacing the injured Holmgren, made it 2-1 after two periods. After Ken Linseman got the Flyers within 3-2, Nystrom scored 42 seconds later with 7:25 to play. Clark Gillies (1-2-3) finished the scoring. Pete Peeters made 22 saves in the loss. NY had their 11th PPG in the series.
May 22, 1980 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Rick MacLeish scored twice, Pete Peeters made 35 saves and Mike Busniuk's go-ahead goal with 2:56 left in the second period helped give Philly a 6-3 home win. Ken Linseman added three assists. Paul Holmgren and Jimmy Watson returned to the lineup. NY led 1-0 after the first period and had a key stat on their side since the team scoring first won 46 of 64 games in the 1980 playoffs entering this contest. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods. MacLeish and Brian Propp scored near the midway point of the third period to Philly up 5-2. Stefan Persson had three (2-1-3) points and scored both of NY's PPGs . Bob Kelly played in his 100th PO game. With eight seconds to play, Mel Bridgman and Garry Howatt fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc5kpWpEAEw ) then as the Flyer skated towards the box he was slashed over the back by Billy Smith with a stick that broke in half. Afterwards, Bridgman was asked about the play and he said "It didn't hurt. It must have been a lousy stick." When Smith was asked why he did it, he said "He elbowed me in the head." Bridgman picked up 19 PIMs, Howatt five and Smith two.
May 24, 1980 -- In Game 6 at NY, Bobby Nystrom's OT goal at the 7:11 mark gave the Islanders their first Cup, 5-4. The winning goal was redirected by Nystrom on a pass by John Tonelli. The Flyers entered the third period down 4-2 but Bob Dailey and John Paddock scored. The game had 94 PIMs. In the opening period, after Reggie Leach scored a PPG, Denis Potvin tied the game 1-1 on a questionable play which led to much discussion since his stick was near shoulder level when it batted a puck that went past goalie Pete Peeters. The Flyers complained but referee Bob Myers denied their claim by saying "The stick was around the chest area." A damaging no-call by linesman Leon Stickle on an obvious offside cost the Flyers when Clark Gillies' pass to Butch Goring was at least a foot behind the blue line and out of the zone; NY capitalized on the linesman's poor decision and led 2-1. After the game, Stickle said "I was in the right position as the puck came back across. I guess I blew it. Maybe there was tape on the stick and it confused me. Maybe I was too close to the play. Apparently, the replay showed I missed it." Brian Propp scored with 1:02 remaining in the opening period and the game was tied 2-2. Mike Bossy (10th goal of the POs) gave NY a 3-2 lead and then Nystrom, who fought Bob Kelly in the opening moments of the game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZyyFh2GV6U), boosted NY to a 4-2 lead with 14 seconds left in the middle period. After the third period goals by Dailey and Paddock, Paul Holmgren and Gillies fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5z3RQzQxTA . Four Islanders and three Flyers had multi-point games. NY was 2-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-3. It was the only playoff game shown that season on national US TV (CBS) and it would be the last hockey game broadcast nationally on network TV in almost 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjMIWkXHSM SERIES RECAP: NY scored an NHL-record (in one series) 15 PPGs. Mike Bossy (4-7-11), Denis Potvin (5-4-9), Bryan Trottier (4-4-8), Clark Gillies (2-6-8) and Stefan Persson (3-4-7) had 33 of their 43 points on the PP (Bossy had 10 PP points, Potvin had 8). The Flyers were led by Paul Holmgren (4-4-8), Ken Linseman (1-7-8) and Bobby Clarke (4-3-7).
September 23, 1980 -- The teams played to a 5-5 tie in a pre-season game at NY. Mel Bridgman tied the game with five minutes remaining. NY, earlier in the day, signed Bryan Trottier's brother, Monty, to a contract and he assisted on a goal by Bryan. Phil Myre and Pelle Lindbergh shared goaltending duties for the Flyers.
October 23, 1980 -- The teams met in the regular season for the first time since the 1980 Finals and the Flyers won 4-2 at home. Pete Peeters made 23 saves. Brian Propp scored the GWG at 7:11 of the third period, the same time Bobby Nystrom scored the 1980 OT Cup clincher. As the Flyers celebrated the goal, an altercation ensued as Islanders' goalie Billy Smith (5 minutes) speared Paul Holmgren (2 minutes) and Gord Lane of NY was tossed as third man in. After the game, Smith called Holmgren "a villain" and then challenged referee Dave Newell by calling him "too scared." Smith said "Sure, I deserved the spearing penalty but when they call the other penalties, I will stop the cheap stuff. There's only one thing left, keep on slashing and retaliating (until) someone gets hurt or they wise up."
October 25, 1980 -- Gary Morrison's GWG, the only goal of his NHL career, came in the third period of Philly's 3-1 win at NY. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. Chico Resch left the game around the 33-minute mark with a knee injury. Behn Wilson fought Clark Gillies -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk3XSvH4P8E
January 11, 1981 -- NY scored three second period goals and Chico Resch made 39 saves in a 4-2 win at Philly. Pat Quinn said afterwards "We've got five or six guys who aren't approaching the game the way they did last year." Flyers' fans gave a standing ovation to the NFL's Eagles who earlier in the day advanced to the Super Bowl.
March 14, 1981 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie at NY. Terry Murray scored his first NHL goal, in his 218th game, and gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead after one period. NY then scored the next three until Brian Propp evened the game. Al Arbour blamed the Islanders poor start on jet lag and travel issues after the team played in Winnipeg and Edmonton. NY's Hector Marini had two scoring attempts at a wide-open net late in the third period but his first shot hit the side of the net and the follow-up hit the post; afterwards, he said "I panicked." Bob Bourne said "It sounds like an excuse but we were tired."
September 24, 1981 -- NY head coach Al Arbour missed the preseason game due to flu, assistant Lorne Henning replaced him. The Flyers won 5-2 at NY.
November 15, 1981 -- The Flyers stunned the Islanders with a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia, rallying from a 3-0 deficit just 5:48 into the game. Brian Propp and Ron Flockhart (1-2-3) scored in the opening 4:04 of the third period. Flockhart recived extra ice-time due to a one-game suspension for teammate Ken Linseman. NY pulled ahead 4-3 in the second period after the Flyers tied the score 3-3. NY outshot Philly 12-4 in the opening period and held a 3-0 lead.
December 26, 1981 -- Stefan Persson and Bob Bourne each had three points in NY's 4-2 home win. Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini --
January 7, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier had (3-2-5) five points and Clark Gillies' rebound goal with 13 seconds left gave NY a 5-4 win in Philly. The Flyers led 3-0 midway through the game and 4-2 with about 14 minutes left, then Trottier scored twice to complete a hat trick.
January 9, 1982 -- Clark Gillies scored with 1:32 to play and Billy Smith made 27 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. NY scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation during a 5-minute spearing major to Bob Hoffmeyer called with 5:42 to play. Bobby Clarke broke his left foot, initially thought to be a bruise, played the next five games, then sat out until March 2.
February 13, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier (5-0-5) scored five straight NY goals (interrupted by two Flyers' goals) and Mike Bossy (0-5-5) assisted on each score in NY's 8-2 home win. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP, each PPG by Trottier. Trottier's five goals tied a team record and his four goals in the second period tied a League mark. Bossy had four assists in the second period which tied a League record.
February 18, 1982 -- The Islanders became the second (1929-30 Bruins) NHL team to win 14 straight games (streak ended at 15) as they defeated the Flyers 7-4 in Philly. John Tonelli (2-2-4), Mike Bossy (1-3-4), Brent Sutter (2-0-2) and Rollie Melanson (24 saves) led NY. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the second period, including three goals in 2:20 to take a 3-1 lead. NY out-scored Philly 3-0 in the third period including two ENGs.
April 1, 1982 -- With Anders Kallur off for an illegal stick, Darryl Sittler scored the tying goal with 0:30 left in a 3-3 tie. It was the 12th time in 13 challenges that season that the Flyers were correct in claiming the opposition had an illegal stick. Afterwards, NY's trainer Ron Waske called the Flyers' move "bush" but then said "I know that that 75% of our sticks are illegal." Al Arbour said "It is a good lesson. It better not happen again...I don't blame the Flyers. It was a good move." Kallur blamed the stick factory, saying he received them that way.
April 3, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier scored his 50th goal and Mike Bossy his 64th in NY's 6-3 home win. The Isles outshot Philly 40-39.
November 6, 1982 -- Philly rallied from three one-goal deficits then dominated the third period in a 6-3 victory at NY. Paul Holmgren, who netted the GWG 40 seconds into the third period, fought Dave Langevin in the middle period about five minutes after both were assessed double minors for roughing -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsynnjpTO4 . Bill Barber's 50-foot shot beat Roland Melanson with two seconds left in the second period and tied the game at 3-3. Ron Flockhart scored twice. Philly outshot NY 38-28 including 14-7 in the third period.
November 7, 1982 -- The teams played to a 2-2 draw in Philly. NY's Billy Smith made 28 saves and Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne and Bryan Trottier each had two points. Brian Propp and Mark Howe scored for the Flyers. Paul Holmgren fought Gord Lane -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoQzzexIQmE
December 18, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored a PPG with 5:38 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Darryl Sittler had three points including a third period goal to put Philly ahead 3-1 but the Islanders rallied with scores from Mike Bossy, John Tonelli and Brent Sutter. The tying goal came six seconds into a PP then NY took a 4-3 lead 45 seconds later and with 7:32 to play. Mike Bossy had two goals. Ray Allison and Duane Sutter fought in the opening period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYNO...layer_embedded
January 22, 1983 -- Rookie Bob Froese stopped all 31 shots and Darryl Sittler scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win at the NYI. The Flyers improved to 13-1-1 in their last 15 games and increased the division lead to eight points over the NYI. Froese had his second shutout and fifth win in his first five NHL games.
February 27, 1983 -- Bob Froese stopped all 17 NYI shots and Darryl Sittler and Miroslav Dvorak each had two points in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. It was Froese's 16th NHL start and decision (14-1-1 record) and his fifth shutout (2 against the NYI and one each against the NYR, NJD and LAK). After the game, Isles' President and GM said "Take one look at this (Islanders) team and tell me one area we don't need help. If I was going to trade anyone on this team, I'd have to trade all 20 players."
March 19, 1983 -- Mats Hallin (7 goals all season) had a hat trick on three shots in the NYI 9-2 home win. Denis Potvin had four assists. Philly outshot NY 42-37. Bob Froese played the entire game.
April 3, 1983 -- Philly ended the regular season with the NHL's second best record (four behind Boston) after a 4-2 home win. Brian Propp scored twice. The Flyers outshot NY 45-31.
October 15, 1983 -- Philly won 5-1 in NY but lost forward Lindsay Carson with a broken arm when he was hit by Bob Nystrom who said afterwards "I feel bad for him but I was going to check him and he turned around. I couldn't understand why he was turning." Carson played in just 16 games that season. Bob Froese made 31 saves for Philly.
October 30, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 42 saves and Brent Sutter (2-1-3) scored twice in NY's 6-2 win in Philly.
November 8, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 40 saves and backed NY to a 4-1 win at home. Philly held a 41-24 shots advantage. Four Sutters got a point in the game: Ron and Rich of the Flyers and Duane and Brent of NY.
November 23, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 49 saves and NY won 4-2 in Philly despite being outshot 51-23. NY scored the only two goals in the decisive third period including Bryan Trottier's GWG on the PP. Stefan Persson of NY was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for shooting the puck in the direction of referee Kerry Fraser after a delay of game minor. The Flyers outshot NY 19-4 in the third period and 37-12 over the last 40 minutes.
January 21, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored his first career hat trick, including two third period breakaways off Billy Smith, and the Flyers rolled to a 7-1 win in the Spectrum. After each goal, the Notre Dame fight song was played for the school's graduate and Flyers' rookie. Poulin was on a line with Tim Kerr and Brian Propp. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Miroslav Dvorak added three assists. The Flyers scored four third period goals.
February 26, 1984 -- Tim Kerr scored twice and Philly won 5-3 at home. Mark Howe and Len Hachborn (1-2-3) scored PPGs in the third period after NY tied the score. Philly outshot NY 46-30. Glen Cochrane and Bobby Nystrom fought --
March 6, 1984 -- Five Islanders scored in a 5-2 home win. Rollie Melanson made 21 saves and finished 4-0 with a 1.75 GAA against the Flyers that season. Brian Propp scored both Flyers' goals. There were two fights in the first period -- Rich Sutter and Paul Boutilier and Daryl Stanley and Duane Sutter --
October 4, 1984 -- NY's Stefan Persson was suspended five games for swinging his stick at Daryl Stanley during a Flyers' 5-4 pre-season win at NY.
November 18, 1984 -- The two goalies starred in a 3-3 OT tie in Philly. With the Flyers up 3-2 midway in the third period and on a kill, Ron Sutter was awarded a penalty shot (on a breakaway, Paul Boutilier tossed stick) but Kelly Hrudey stopped it, one of 28 saves. Pelle Lindbergh made 37 saves and only a Pat Lafontaine goal with 2:42 to play beat him over the last 25 minutes as Philly was out-shot 22-7.
December 15, 1984 -- NY scored three times in a span of 1:58 during a 5-0 first period en route to a 6-2 home win. John Tonelli (2-0-2) and Brent Sutter (1-2-3) led the offense. Kelly Hrudey made 28 saves.
January 12, 1985 -- NY scored three times in the final 3:14 of the game and rallied for a 5-3 home win. John Tonelli scored the GWG with 2:10 to play. Mike Bossy scored twice including an ENG. Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves.
February 5, 1985 -- Mike Bossy (1-4-5) and John Tonelli (1-3-4) led NY to a 7-5 home win. Bossy became the first player in NHL history to score 40+ goals in eight straight seasons. Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) had a hat trick for Philly and a potential fourth goal was waived off for kicking the puck. NY led 4-1 after one but the Flyers evened the game 5-5 in the second period. Dave Langevin had a tough second period as the Flyers scored three goals on his giveaways and a fourth goal was scored when he was in the box. Flyers' goalie Darren Jensen made his NHL debut and gave up all seven goals in his only NHL game of the season; Pelle Lindbergh started the prior 24 games. A blizzard kept many fans at home for the game.
March 5, 1985 -- Brian Propp (3-1-4) scored a hat trick and assisted on Dave Poulin's GWG 2:18 into OT in a 5-4 win at NY. Propp added 10 shots on goal. Lindsay Carson gave Philly a 4-3 with 1:35 to play but Mike Bossy evened the game with 57 seconds remaining to send the game to OT. Bossy, who became the first NHL player to scored 50 goals in eight straight seasons, contributed 11 shots on goal including his 50th and 51st goals.
March 17, 1985 --Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves and Murray Craven and Doug Crossman scored SHGs, both on assists from Ilkka Sinisalo, in a 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 13:04 into the game. Brad McCrimmon (1-1-2) had two points. Brad Marsh fought Patrick Flatley and Duane Sutter. Billy Smith made 31 saves for NY.
April 4, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 34 saves and was the game's top star in helping the Flyers set a franchise-record 52nd victory with a 3-0 home win. NY held a 16-5 shots advantage after the opening period. Tim Kerr's (1-1-2) scored 16 seconds into the second period and Ed Hospodar and Todd Bergen also scored as the Flyers took command after 40 minutes.
April 18, 1985 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Pelle Lindbergh stopped 22 shots and Brian Propp and Rick Tocchet each had two points in a 3-0 home win. The real story of the game was the Flyers' impenetrable four-man defense of Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Brad Marsh and Doug Crossman as they constantly blocked, frustrated and cleared anything in their zone. The foursome played much of the game as the Flyers shortened their bench. At the 1:23 mark of the opening period, McCrimmon was called for a five-minute major but Bryan Trottier picked up a minor for slashing 13 seconds later and the Flyers allowed just one shot during McCrimmon's infraction. After two periods, the Flyers outshot NY 30-15 and held a 2-0 lead. Crossman fought Duane Sutter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8SIreQpG34 ).
April 21, 1985 -- In Game 2, Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves, Brian Propp had a natural hat trick and Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4, including three first period assists) in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. In the first 11:05 of the game, NY outshot Philly 12-4 but trailed 2-0, a lead that was extended to 3-0 after one period. The first Islanders' goal snapped a streak of 168:16 of shutout play by Lindbergh against the Islanders dating back to the regular season. The Flyers defense, especially Brad Marsh, played a terrific game. Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of the Flyers "They were flawless, just flawless." With the win, the Flyers improved to 36-4-4 at home for the 1984-85 regular season and playoffs (they finished at 40-6-4).
April 23, 1985 -- In Game 3, Pelle Lindbergh made 36 saves, including a staggering 25 stops in the second period, in the 5-3 win at NY. The Islanders' 27 shots set a team-record and also tied for the most ever against the Flyers in a PO period. A key moment in the game was when Brian Propp, while on the PK, stripped Clark Gillies of the puck and drilled a 15-footer past Billy Smith to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead in the middle period; the Isles did score 31 seconds later while on the same PP. Kelly Hrudey replaced Billy Smith after the second period with the Flyers up 4-3 but Philly's defense smothered NY and held them to just four shots. The Isles had nine minors (Philly had five) in the first period and were short for 7:34 in the first. Ron Sutter (1-2-3) led Philly's offense. After the game, NY's Bob Bourne said "I have never seen a team play with so much confidence, not even the great Montreal teams." Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0JOrsmTZUk
April 25, 1985 -- In Game 4, the desperate Islanders started Kelly Hrudey, who made 24 saves, and recorded a 6-2 home win. Mike Bossy (1-2-3) tied the NHL record for PO goals in a career (82, Maurice Richard). John Tonelli (0-3-3) also had three points. Todd Bergen assisted on both Flyers' goals. Pelle Lindbergh (8 saves, 12 shots) was replaced by Bob Froese (13 saves, 15 shots) with NY leading 4-0. Late in the game, Joe Paterson was ejected during a scrum that involved an Ed Hospodar-Bob Nystrom fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5-DsCBezGA ). When asked if the Flyers were shaken, Mike Keenan replied "We are very confident. We have played well for the last 40 games." The remarkable run for the Flyers of 11 straight wins and a 22-1 record in their last 23 games (R/S and PO combined) was temporarily halted.
April 28, 1985 -- In Game 5, Pelle Lindbergh registered his third shutout against NY this month as stopped 25 shots and Ilkka Sinisalo tallied the game's only goal in a 1-0 series-clinching victory. Sinisalo's goal came as Peter Zezel made contact with goalie Kelly Hrudey, who made 37 saves, and while some Isles complained Hrudey said "It was borderline..." The Islanders, the Stanley Cup Finalists the last five seasons, were eliminated in five games. Head Coach Mike Keenan said afterwards "When you play a heavyweight, you have to knock them out." The Flyers defense, led by Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Doug Crossman and Brad Marsh, were powerful factors throughout the series in their own zone; they also contributed 17 of 38 shots in this game. Marsh said afterwards "It is an honor to beat the Islanders." Mike Bossy of NY said "I don't think they can win the Cup." And when asked why by the assembled media, he continued "I don't feel like telling you why."
November 17, 1985 -- In one of the most dramatic games in team history, the Flyers rallied from a 4-1 deficit and established a team-record 13th straight win when Murray Craven scored 3:52 into OT. The 5-4 victory came one week after the fatal car accident involving Pelle Lindbergh. NY, which held the NHL mark with 15 straight wins, led 2-0 6:22 into the game and stretched the lead to three goals in the second period but Tim Kerr had two PPGs and the Flyers trailed 4-02 after 40 minutes. In the third period, Pelle Eklund's PPG made it 4-3 and then Dave Poulin scored with 3:25 remaining in regulation. Darren Jensen made 29 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on the PP. Kerr (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-1-2), Craven (1-1-2), Eklund (1-1-2) and Brad Marsh (0-2-2) had 2-point games; Marsh's two assists came on the tying and winning goals. Craven said "I don't know how to explain it. I can honestly tell you that we've all been depressed. It's been tough to get excitied about anything. But somehow when we get on the ice we get ourselves together."
November 19, 1985 -- With emotions riding high from the previous game, the Flyers, two wins away from the Isles' NHL record for consecutive victories, lost 8-6 at NY. The Isles scored twice in nine seconds to take a 5-1 lead and also led 6-2 in the second period. Philly closed the gap to 7-6 before an ENG sealed the win. Bryan Trottier (2-3-5) and Mike Bossy (2-3-5) led NY. Doug Crossman (0-4-4), Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Ed Hospodar (2-0-2) led Philly. The Flyers went 4-for-6 on the PP. Darren Jensen and Kelly Hrudey went the distance. Pelle Lindbergh was buried in Sweden the following day.
January 17, 1986 -- NY won with one second to play as Bryan Trottier tapped Mike Bossy's pass into a 4-3 win in Philly. Multiple Flyers stayed on the ice minutes after the game concluded to question Bryan Lewis' decision to allow the goal. The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods and entered the game with records of 23-1-0 when leading after two periods and 19-3-0 at home. Denis Potvin's 269th career goal evened the game 3-3. Billy Smith finally won in the Spectrum, snapping an 0-11-2 skid, for his first win since the 1980 Finals. Earlier in the week, NY's Bob Nystrom underwent what would be career-ending eye surgery (injury suffered January 5 in practice). Earlier in the day, the Flyers' Pelle Lindbergh was posthumously named to the upcoming All-Star Game.
January 21, 1986 -- Mike Bossy (2-3-5) and Bryan Trottier (1-4-5) combined for ten points in NY's 7-3 home victory. Denis Potvin scored his 270th goal which tied Bobby Orr's NHL record for goals by a defenseman.
January 30, 1986 -- NY led 5-0 in the first period en route to an 8-4 home win. Twelves Islanders recorded points in the opening period and the team had 20 shots in that time. Darren Jensen surrendered all eight goals. John Tonelli (1-3-4) and Pat Flatley (2-0-2) led the offense.
February 13, 1986 -- The Flyers ended their recent skid to NY with a 6-3 home win, rallying from a 2-0 deficit after one period. The Flyers led 3-2 after the second period but NY tied the score in the third; Philly's Tim Kerr (2-0-2), who returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with the flu, got the GWG on the PP. Ron Sutter recorded three assists. After the game, Billy Smith criticized Andy van Hellemond in the defeat and vowed to take his complaints to NHL administrator Scotty Morrison.
April 1, 1986 -- The Flyers dominated the game 43-17 in shots and recorded a 4-2 home win. Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet and Ilkka Sinisalo gave Philly a 3-0 lead but the Islanders struck twice in the third period to make it 3-2. An ENG from Peter Zezel secured the win. Billy Smith made 39 saves in the loss.
October 28, 1986 -- Kelly Hrudey made 28 saves and Brad Lauer scored the GWG in the third period in NY's 2-1 home win. Ron Hextall made 33 saves.
November 29, 1986 -- Rick Tocchet scored with 32 seconds left and the Flyers earned an exciting 6-5 win at NY. Tocchet said of the unpredictable game "There was no logic to this game at all." NY came back to tie the game three different times. Each team scored three times in the third period despite NY holding a 12-5 shots advantage. Goalie Ron Hextall had two assists, both in the second period. Mike Bossy had a hat trick and teammate Bryan Trottier (1-2-3) had three points. Tocchet and Tim Kerr both scored twice for Philly and Mark Howe had three assists. The teams combined for 75 PIMs in a span of about six minutes in the first period. Tocchet and Brian Curran fought about six minutes into the game, after being separated before two minutes elapsed, then Dave Brown decked Greg Gilbert while Ron Hextall shot the puck towards Gilbert leading to an altercation that ended with the ejections of Dave Brown and Ed Hospodar of Philly and Pat Lafontaine of NY.
December 18, 1986 -- Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks in the Flyers' 9-4 home triumph. Philly led 3-0 at 6:04 and 4-2 after 20 minutes. Billy Smith (9 saves, 15 shots) was replaced at the 25:24 mark by Kelly Hrudey (7/10). NY outshot Philly 38-24. Ron Hextall made 34 saves. Dave Brown collected 24 PIMs.
January 17, 1987 -- Tim Kerr's PPG snapped a third period tie in an eventual 4-2 win at NY. Chico Resch picked up the win. Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored the insurance goal. Flyers' coach Mike Keenan said ''Our players accept the responsibility of playing hard every night. It's an accepted and expected attitude.''
January 18, 1987 -- Pat Lafontaine's second goal gave the Islanders a 3-1 win in Philly. The Islanders scored twice in the third period after the game was tied 1-1 in the first period. At the 7:47 mark of the second period, a massive brawl erupted leading to the eventual suspensions of head coaches Mike Keenan and Terry Simpson for one game each. Lindsay Carson (PHI) and Brian Curran (NYI) were among the main particpants and the result was 114 PIMs and the ejections of the Flyers' Carson and Rick Tocchet and NY's Curran and Steve Konroyd.
February 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves and the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 road win. After Pat Lafontaine put NY ahead 2-1 in the early second period, Philly's Dave Brown and J.J. Daigneault scored. NY dominated much of the game and appeared to have evened the contest in the last period but Alan Kerr was penalized for goalie interference as his potential goal was disallowed.
April 5, 1987 -- In the season finale, NY out-scored the Flyers 4-0 in the third period and scored the game's last six goals in a 9-5 win at Philly. Kelly Hrudey stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief of Billy Smith and Mikko Makela (2-2-4) and Bryan Trottier (0-4-4) led the offense. The Flyers led 5-3 about 23 minutes into the game leading to the removal of Billy Smith. Ron Hextall surrendered all nine goals. Brian Propp gave Philly a 2-0 lead 6:27 into the game and completed a hat trick 2:01 into the second period.
April 20, 1987 -- In Game 1, Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Tim Kerr scored three goals in a 4-2 Monday night home win; NY ousted Washington around 2:00 a.m. Easter Sunday morning in a four-overtime Game 7 epic in which Kelly Hrudey made an NHL-record 73 saves. Hrudey, however, didn't last beyond the first period as he surrendered three first period goals on the Flyers' first 10 shots. Kerr, who scored two PPGs, completed his hat trick when he made the score 4-0 in the second period. NY ended the scoring with 12 seconds to play.
April 22, 1987 -- In Game 2, Mikko Makela's PPG with three seconds left in regulation gave NY a 2-1 win. The Flyers were called for too many men on the ice by linesman Wayne Bonney with 0:48 to play setting up Makela's snap shot in the right faceoff circle. Both Peter Zezel, who Mike Keenan called, and Brian Propp came onto the ice to replace Lindsay Carson who was on the ice to take a faceoff and head to the bench when the puck cleared the zone. Carson said "There's no excuse, it was a case of miscommunication." Keenan said "It's the coach's responsibility. And I'll take responsibility." Denis Potvin, who returned to the lineup after missing the previous four games with a back strain, tied the score with a PPG at the 7:57 mark, nine seconds after Ron Hextall received a questionable call for elbowing Pat Lafontaine near the crease. Doug Crossman broke a scoreless tie 5:53 into the third to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Kelly Hrudey made 40 saves for NY. Hextall made 24 stops for the Flyers. Philly outshot NY 41-27, including 17-7 in the final period; the Flyers held a 15-2 shot advantage at one point in the third. After the game, Tim Kerr said "We won three up there this year and we will win more this weekend." The Flyers won both games.
April 24, 1987 -- In Game 3, Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 23 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 road win. Al Hill, Brian Propp and Howe all scored second period goals to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Kelly Hrudey made 30 saves in the loss. Brent Sutter returned to the lineup for NY after missing 20 games with a groin injury; afterwards, he said "We played terrible."
April 26, 1987 -- In Game 4, Tim Kerr had two goals and an assist in a 6:40 span in the second period and the Flyers overcame three one goal deficits to win 6-4. Injury replacements Al Hill and Tim Tookey netted goals as well. Kelly Hrudey gave up five goals on 15 shots and was replaced by Billy Smith. Mike Bossy returned to the Islanders lineup for his first game since Game 2 of the previous series (Washington) when he was injured on a Lou Franceschetti check.
April 28, 1987 -- In Game 5, Randy Wood's fluky goal was the eventual GWG in the early third period goal in NY's 2-1 victory. NY's first goal came when Ron Hextall's skate caught a rut and the second came as a bouncing puck hit Derrick Smith in the pants and redirected into the net. Afterwards, Ron Hextall, who made 25 saves, said "It's a hard way to lose a hockey game on two terrible goals like that." Kelly Hrudey made 24 stops in the win.
April 30, 1987 -- In Game 6, Bryan Trottier had three points and Bob Bassen scored a key mid-third period goal in the Islanders 4-2 win. Tim Kerr (8-5-13 in 12 games) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the game and missed the remainder of the playoffs. In the last minute of regulation, Dave Brown fought Alan Kerr and Rick Tocchet battled Bob Bassen. Ron Hextall made 26 saves. Kelly Hrudey made 25 stops.
May 2, 1987 -- In Game 7, Philly won convincingly 5-1 as heroic Dave Poulin, who made his series debut due to broken ribs suffered in the previous series, donned a flak jacket and performed admirably assisting on two first period goals. The Flyers dominated the opening period 3-0 in goals and 18-8 in shots. Dave Brown's tip-in opened the scoring and then Brian Propp and Brad Marsh scored SHGs 44 seconds apart, with Lindsay Carson in the box, to tie an NHL record for SHGs in a PO period. Ilkka Sinisalo, scoreless in limited action in the 1987 POs, scored twice in the third period. Ron Hextall, who made 22 saves, was 57 seconds away from a series ending shutout. Kelly Hrudey made 29 stops. SERIES RECAP: Offense leaders -- Propp (4-4-8), Kerr (5-2-7), Eklund (1-6-7) and Crossman (1-5-6); Trottier (3-3-6) and LaFontaine (1-5-6).
September 26, 1987 -- The teams met in a preseason game won by the Islanders 8-1 at NY. Bryan Trottier (3-1-4) had four points. There were 149 PIMs including a melee at the 19:59 mark of the second period when five players were tossed. The day before, Denis Potvin announced his retirement effective at the end of this season.
October 15, 1987 -- Kelly Hrudey made 31 saves and the Islanders beat the Flyers 6-0 in the Spectrum. NY led 2-0 at the 1:19 mark. Alan Kerr and Pat LaFontaine each scored twice and had three points for NY.
October 17, 1987 -- Brian Dobbin netted the GWG with 22 seconds to play in Philly's 4-3 victory at NY. The Islanders lost a home opener for the first time in eight years and were 12-1-0 in the last 13. Ilkka Sinisalo scored a SHG in the third period but the Islanders scored twice off Wendell Young (one of five decisions as a Flyer) to even the score 3-3.
November 21, 1987 -- Trailing 4-1 after two periods, NY rallied with five third period goals (14-2 in shots) in a 6-4 win in Philly. Randy Wood and Mikko Makela each scored twice in the third period when the Islanders out-scored Philly 5-0. Wendell Young was the Flyers' goalie (one his his six career appearances with the team). At the 2:41 mark, a brawl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoGl4nKzlW8
December 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall, unbeaten in his last nine starts at 8-0-1, made 23 saves and backed the Flyers to a 4-3 home win. Each team scored three times in the second period including Peter Zezel, Rich Tocchet and Brian Propp of the Flyers in a span of 5:17 to pull ahead 4-2. Mikko Makela scored twice for NY including the last goal of the game on a 5-on-3. The third period was scoreless. Said NY's Steve Konroyd "You can always count on Philly to play three solid periods of hockey."
December 19, 1987 -- Mark Howe scored the lone third period goal in a 5-4 win. Ron Hextall improved to 9-0-1 in his last 10 appearances as he made 28 saves including 10-for-10 in the third period when NY held a 10-4 shots advantage. The game was 3-3 after one and 4-4 after two periods. Scotty Mellanby had three points (2-1-3) in the first period. The squads met 16 times in the calendar year of 1987 and the Flyers won nine times.
February 18, 1988 -- Ilkka Sinisalo, pointless in his previous eight games, scored with 0:23 to play and the teams skated to a 3-3 tie at the Spectrum. Murray Craven helped change the momentum when he scored at 7:15 of the third period 15 seconds after NY went ahead 3-1. The Flyers held a 15-2 shots advantage in the third period.
March 29, 1988 -- NY out-scored Philly 3-0 in the third period of a 5-3 home win. Jeff Norton's PPG was the GWG and it came 22 seconds after the Flyers had killed 1:22 of a 2-man advantage but with 17 seconds left on the second minor. The Flyers scored twice in the first 3:10 of the second period and held a 3-2 lead with just six shots on goal.
October 27, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves and Brian Propp (1-2-3) had three points in Philly's 5-2 home win. Tim Kerr scored his 500th point, on a goal. Pat Lafontaine scored twice for NY and Bryan Trottier played in his 1,000th NHL game. Rick Tocchet received an attempt-to-injure match penalty when he bruised Dean Chynoweth's eyeball during a fight and was suspended for 10 games.
December 22, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Ron Sutter scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. Billy Smith (13 saves, 16 shots) was removed for Kelly Hrudey (6/7) after the Flyers made it 3-1. The Islanders lost for the 14th time in the last 15 games while the Flyers improved to 9-1-1 in the last 11.
January 3, 1989 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored twice and Ron Hextall was brilliant making 33 saves and adding an assist in Philly's 4-1 win at NY. Hextall stopped 18 of 19 shots in the opening period and head coach Paul Holmgren said that he (Hextall) was the only Flyer who showed up in the first period. Moe Mantha and Mike Bullard also scored. Rick Tocchet ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQjCQZZ4-6M ) and Craig Berube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoSF9LExSg0 ) in separate bouts. NY went 0-for-7 on PPs. This was the last of a 10-1-0 streak for the Flyers.
January 29, 1989 -- Philly scored four consecutive first period goals en route to a 7-4 home win. Brian Propp (2-2-4) scored twice in the first period. Rick Tocchet had three points. Philly led 4-2 after one period and then scored twice in 21 seconds in the opening 1:01 of the second period to extend the lead to 6-2. Dave Brown crushed Marc Bergevin with five straight lefts in a lopsided fight midway in the game. Philly led 7-2 in the third. Though he didn't factor in the decision, Billy Smith (12 saves/13 shots), who replaced Kelly Hrudey (11/17), played his last game against Philly and ended with a record of 11-26-6 in regular season play.
February 18, 1989 -- Despite 40 saves by Ron Hextall, NY recorded a 3-2 win at home and the Flyers fell below .500 at this point in any season for the first time since 1972. Derek King and David Volek gave NY a 2-0 lead in the second period. NY held a 31-13 shots advantage after 40 minutes and 43-25 in the game. The Flyers were 7-1-0 in their last eight regular season visits at NY. Jay Wells fought Jeff Norton -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97td3itHCFU
February 19, 1989 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and held on for a 5-4 win in Philly. Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) had three points in the opening period. Kelly Hrudey was removed after Mike Bullard (2-0-2) made it 3-0 and Jeff Hackett went the distance making 25 saves on 27 shots. Philly led 5-3 after two periods and held a 30-11 shots advantage. NY outshot Philly 15-6 in the final period and scored in the final minute to make it a 5-4 final. Ron hextall made 25 saves. Reed Larson (1-2-3) led NY. Several bouts just nine seconds into the game: Craig Berube-Brad Dalgarno ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZx9UvF2b3s ), Al Secord-Alan Kerr, Rick Tocchet-Gerald Diduck ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdNjiC6ULhg ) and Kjell Samuelsson-Dale Henry.
March 9, 1989 -- Tim Kerr's PPG with four seconds remaining gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie at NY. The goal came moments after Jay Wells' apparent hand pass went uncalled by referee Don Koharski who was berated after the game by Islanders' head coach Al Arbour. When reporters told Arbour that Koharski had no comment, Arbour angrily said "He better have no comment." Following that non-call, Marc Bergevin of NY was called for hooking resulting in a Flyers' PP with 49 seconds left in regulation. With Flyers' goalie Mark Laforest pulled, Philyl capitalized on a two-man advantage. Laforest made 34 saves for the Flyers while Mark Fitzpatrick made 35 stops for NY. Rick Tocchet tied the game 3-3 with five seconds left on a Fitzpatrick minor. Alan Kerr (2-1-3) had three points for NY. Philly went 3-for-7 on PPs while NY was 2-for-5.
October 14, 1989 -- Mark Howe and Dave Poulin scored third period goals to help the Flyers rally from a 3-0 deficit and finish in a 3-3 tie at NY. Mike Bullard assisted on both goals. Bullard fought ex-Flyer Doug Crossman in the second period. Pete Peeters and Glenn Healy each made 25 stops.
November 5, 1989 -- Gord Murphy scored the only goal in the third period in Philly's 3-2 home win. Pete Peeters left the game in the second period after being hit by the Islanders' Alan Kerr and was replaced by fourth-string goalie Bruce Hoffort who stopped all seven shots he face in 24:56. The Flyers outshot NY 47-27 including 19-5 in the last period. Mark Fitzpatrick made 44 saves. It was the third straight game a Flyers' goalie was replaced because of an injury. Regular goalies Ron Hextall and Ken Wregget suffered injuries in the prior two games and were both replaced by Peeters.
November 14, 1989 -- Jay Wells' third period goal snapped a 4-4 tie and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) scored twice in Philly's 5-4 road win. Ron Hextall played his first complete game since the 1989 playoffs after serving a 12-game suspension (retaliation against Chris Chelios) and then injuring his groin November 4 in his season debut. Hextall suffered more injuries, including a pulled hamstring the next day at practice, and this would be his last appearance until February 18, 1990. Don Biggs (one of two goals in his NHL career) gave Philly a 1-0 lead.
February 8, 1990 -- NY's Doug Crossman scored with 1:17 to play and the teams played to a 5-5 OT tie in Philly. The Flyers held a 7-2 shots advantage in OT. There were five third period goals scored in a span of 7:03. Rick Tocchet put Philly ahead 4-3 just 44 seconds after NY's Jeff Norton tied it. Randy Wood (1-2-3), Pat Lafontaine (0-3-3) and Crossman (1-2-3) had 3-point games for NY,
February 18, 1990 -- Kjell Samuelsson had the GWG, what he believed to be his first in the NHL and Ron Hextall won for the 100th time as he made 33 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. It was Hextall's first game since November 14, 1989 and just his third of the season. He was injured (hamstring) in a practice November 15 and then while on injury rehab in the AHL he suffered a torn right groin December 14, 1989.
March 15, 1990 -- Ilkka Sinisalo's PPG with 0:31 remaining gave the Flyers a 5-4 win. Tim Kerr (0-4-4) assisted on the last four Flyers' goals. After the game was over, the Islanders' Doug Crossman tossed a stick at referee Bill McCreary and after consulting with linesmen, McCreary opted to give Crossman a 10-minute major. Crossman claimed the stick was busted and he kicked it. NY was in a 14-game slump (0-11-3).
March 31, 1990 -- NY won 6-2 at home led by Brent Sutter (2-2-4) and Mark Fitzpatrick (30 saves).
October 27, 1990 -- Pat Lafontaine (3-1-4) had a hat trick and four points, all on PPs, in NY's 5-2 home win. David Volek (0-3-3) assisted on each Lafontaine goal. NY went 4-for-9 on the PP. George Maneluk (fourth on the depth chart), in his first NHL start, made 24 saves and recorded his only NHL win in four games. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period. Ron Hextall (17 saves, 20 shots), who was replaced by Ken Wregget (7 saves, 9 shots), suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the second period and did not return until December 9.
November 25, 1990 -- Pete Peeters made 25 saves in his 11th straight start and Gord Murphy scored twice in Flyers' 4-1 home win. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) and Murphy scored ENGs in the final minute of regulation. Pelle Eklund had two assists. Prior to the game, the team honored legendary coach Fred Shero and former player Wayne Hillman who both passed away the prior day.
November 27, 1990 -- Philly broke open a scoreless tie in the second period by scoring three PPGs, including a pair by Pelle Eklund within 65 seconds of each other, during a five-minute major to Ken Baumgartner who was penalized for punching Rick Tocchet near the eye and drawing blood. Baumgarter, who swung at Tocchet while still wearing his glove, claimed that he hit a stick that ended up making contact with Tocchet who required four stitches. The Flyers won 5-1 at NY. Craig Berube picked up a goal and an assist in the first five minutes of the third period. Pete Peeters lost a shutout bid in the last five minutes of the game. Scott Mellanby beat Joe Reekie in a fight late in the third.
December 13, 1990 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Randy Wood's goal completed a two-goal rally for NY. The Flyers had a PP in OT but got just one shot on goal.
January 5, 1991 -- Pat LaFontaine's breakaway goal snapped a 1-1 tie and helped give NY a 3-2 home win. The Islanders, trailing 1-0 after two periods, scored three third period goals to move ahead 3-1. NY outshot Philly 21-20 including 12-9 after two periods.
February 23, 1991 -- Keith Acton (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-3 win at NY amid a shower of debris from Islanders' fans who were upset by their team's recent play. Brent Sutter said "We are giving them reason to be unhappy with us." Among the signs of protest was "Trade Torrey," a comment directed at NY's GM. Derrick Smith scored with one second to play in the first period which led to Glenn Healy's removal for Jeff Hackett. Philly upped the lead to 5-1 later in the game before Ray Ferraro scored twice. Ron Hextall made 25 saves.
February 24, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves and backed Philly to a 4-3 home win. A brawl took place in the second period when NY's Jeff Hackett jumped Mike Ricci, who was near the goalie's crease, leading to a Dave Chyzowski-Dale Kushner battle. NY's Dean Chynoweth was ejected with a a high-a sticking major in the first period. Gord Murphy's second period PPG put the Flyers up for good, 3-2.
October 12, 1991 -- NY scored three PPGs and won 5-4 at home. Ray Ferraro (2-1-3) and Joe Reekie (0-3-3) led the offense. Andrei Lomakin (2-1-3) and Steve Duchesne (0-3-3) led the Flyers.
December 19, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne, who entered the game with three goals all season, became the second Flyers' defenseman (also Tom Bladon) in team history to record a hat trick and Gord Murphy (1-2-3) added three points in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. The second goal was Duchesne's 100th. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 1:56 mark. Dave Brown bloodied and broke the right orbital bone of Ken Baumgartner in a fight which was in retaliation for Baumgartner beating Brad Jones, an unwilling participant, in an earlier battle. Baumgartner was out until late January. Also injured was Patrick Flatley who suffered a broken right thumb and missed the next 42 games. Said Islanders' head coach Al Arbour "We deserved what we got. They worked hard and we didn't. We were sleepwalking. We were very soft in a lot of areas. We were out there in a daze."
January 12, 1992 -- Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) scored the game's first two goals and Ken Wregget made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Philly led 4-0 after the opening period. It was the 600th home victory in Flyers' history. NY goalie Steve Weeks (4 saves, 7 shots) was replaced by Mark Fitzpatrick (16 saves, 17 shots) in the first period. Derek King (2-1-3), who scored twice in the game's final 2:29, and Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) both had three points.
January 16, 1992 -- Benoit Hogue snapped a 3-3 tie, Ray Ferraro had three assists and Mark Fitzpatrick made 30 saves in NY's 4-3 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 3:49 into the game. Philly dominated the scoreless third period 14-5 in shots.
February 1, 1992 -- NY's Derek King scored a PPG with 1:06 to play in a 5-5 tie. The Flyers scored three third period goals to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead. Claude Boivin scored the first two goals of his NHL career for Philly. Prior to the game, Denis Potvin's number 5 was retired by the Islanders.
February 25, 1992 -- Mark Recchi made his Flyers' Spectrum-debut and had three points, including a PPG, while Dominic Roussel made 17 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Recchi who was openly upset at being traded less than a week ago said he was nervous about the home crowd's reaction then said "I feel very confident, they made me feel right at home."
March 10, 1992 -- Al Arbour won his 700th game as an NHL head coach and Mark Fitzpatrick made 24 saves in NY's 5-2 home win. Pierre Turgeon, Ray Ferraro and Benoit Hogue each had a goal and an assist. The crowd of 9,329 applauded when Arbour was named "First Star of the Game."
October 15, 1992 -- Despite going 1-for-12 on the PP, NY won 5-4 and ended the Flyers' 15-game (12-0-3) home unbeaten streak in this series. Pierre Turgeon, Ray Ferraro and Jeff Norton had a goal and an assist and Glenn Healy made 25 saves. Mark Recchi (1-2-3) and Brian Benning (2-0-2) led Philly. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-6 and the PK was 11-for-12 plus added a SHG. NY's Bill Berg was ejected for spearing. Late in the game, Rod Brind'Amour trounced Tom Fitzgerald in a fight; the Islander said afterwards "I put my glove in his face, he put his fist in my face."
October 20, 1992 -- Derek King (2-1-3) snapped a 3-3 tie with 5:03 to play and Glenn Healy made 23 saves leading NY to a 4-3 home win. Rod Brind'Amour's PPG completed the Flyers rally from a 3-0 deficit. Stephane Beauregard played the second of 16 career games as a Flyer.
November 12, 1992 -- The Crazy Eights trio combined for 13 points in an 8-5 win at Philly. Mark Recchi (2-4-6), Brent Fedyk (1-3-4) and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) had 10 points after two periods. Recchi's go-ahead goal made it 4-3 in the final minute of the second period. Philly took a 5-3 lead on Ryan McGill's first NHL goal, created when Lindros flattened David Volek. Later, Lindros leveled Steve Thomas. Jeff Norton led NY with three (1-2-3) points. Goalies: Stephane Beauregard vs. Glenn Healy.
November 27, 1992 -- Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3), Garry Galley (2-0-2) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led Philly to a 6-3 home win on Black Friday. Brind'Amour returned from an injury suffered eight days ago which sidelined him two games. Recchi recorded a point in his 16th straight game. Dominic Roussel made 22 saves. Eric Lindros missed his first game as a pro. Mark Fitzpatrick was removed 4:03 into the game with Philly leading 2-0, Glenn Healy went the balance of the game.
November 28, 1992 -- Pierre Turgeon (2-1-3) scored two PPGs to give NY a 2-0 lead and they skated to a 9-3 victory. Goalie Stephane Beauregard gave up all nine goals. Kevin Dineen and Darius Kasparaitis were tossed in the first period as part of a brawl which included Kasparaitis given a match penalty for kicking. He was not suspended but issued a warning and fine. Mark Recchi tallied a point in his 17th straight game.
January 23, 1993 -- Tom Kurvers (2-2-4) had four points and Mark Fitzpatrick made 22 saves in NY's 8-4 home win. The Flyers held a 13-6 shots advantage in the opening period but trailed 4-2. NY scored three times in the third period. NY went 4-for-7 on PPs and Philly was 3-for-6. Rod Brind'Amour scored twice and garry galley had three assists.
February 27, 1993 -- Mark Fitzpatrick made 29 saves and Tom Fitzgerald scored in the third period to lead NY to a 3-2 win in Philly. Dominic Roussel made 33 saves in the loss.
March 9, 1993 -- Glenn Healy made 22 saves and Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) had three points in NY's 4-2 home win. NY scored an ENG with one second to play.
March 30, 1993 -- Pierre Turgeon scored a third period goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. Dominic Roussel made 35 saves in the loss.
October 22, 1993 -- Eric Lindros scored twice to lead the Flyers 4-3 in Philly. David Volek and Patrick Flatley left the game with injuries and Steve Thomas was tossed for cursing at an official, Thomas then chastised his teammates after the game and called their play, 1-6 to start the season, "embarrassing" among other choice words. NY led 2-1 after 40 minutes thanks mainly to strong goaltending by Ron Hextall. When Flatley high-sticked Jason Bowen, the Flyers' player retaliated and damaged Flately's jaw; out of the scrum, Philly got a PP and then scored to even the game. NY continued to take penalties and Philly capitalized with Lindros adding a PPG to make it 3-2. Dimitri Yushkevich made it 4-2. The game was originally scheduled for October 21 but was changed due to the Phillies' World Series game.
November 21, 1993 -- Pierre Turgeon (2-1-3) scored 24 seconds into OT giving NY a 5-4 win at Philly. Turgeon's first goal tied the score 3-3 with 5:52 to play. Benoit Hogue's (2-0-2) PPG gave NY a 4-3 lead with 2:16 to play but Mikael Renberg (1-1-2) evened the game 16 seconds later and with exactly two minutes remaining. NY's Ron Hextall made 21 saves for the win. Dominic Roussel made 26 saves for the Flyers. Philly scored three times in a span of 5:30 to take a 3-1 lead in the second period. The game was switched from 7:05 PM to 2:05 PM in order to avoid a conflict with an Eagles-Giants' game played in Philadelphia that day.
December 11, 1993 -- NY scored four third period goals and Ron Hextall made 26 saves and assisted on an important SHG in NY's 5-2 home win. NY improved to 9-0-1 in the last 10 at home in this series. Marty McInnis, Travis Green and Benoit Hogue each had a goal and an assist. With NY up 3-2 and killing a penalty, McInnis took a long pass from Hextall and sealed the win.
February 24 , 1994 -- Rod Brind'Amour's GWG 1:25 into OT gave Philly a 5-4 home win. Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Eric Lindros (1-2-3) each had three points. NY led 2-0 midway in the game and set a team record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal at exactly 162 minutes backed by Ron Hextall. The Flyers then scored three times in under six minutes to take a 3-2 lead after two periods. Uwe Krupp scored twice in the third surrounding an Andre Faust goal and the game was deadlocked 4-4 as regulation ended.
February 25, 1994 -- Ron Hextall made 23 saves and extended his home shutout streak to 207 minutes as NY beat Philly 2-0. Scott LaChance scored the GWG in the opening period. Dominic Roussel made 37 saves.
September 22, 1994 -- Ron Hextall was traded to Philly with NY's 6th round choice (used to select Dmitri Tertyshny) in the 1995 Draft for Tommy Soderstrom. Hextall was 5-3-0 in eight career decisions against Philly.
January 24, 1995 -- Despite strong goaltending by Ron Hextall, who made 21 saves in the first period and 37 in the game amid many derogatory chants by the crowd of 11,487, NY beat the Flyers 4-3 on Long Island. NY held a 17-1 shots advantage over the last 6:43 of the opening period and dominated the first 40 minutes 34-8 in shots (Flyers without a shot for the first 13:40 of the middle period). Benoit Hogue scored a third period penalty shot to make it 4-1. Eric Lindros scored twice, the first time he played against his brother Brett in any formal game. Jamie McLennan (19 saves) saved the win by robbing Rod Brind'Amour with 1:08 to play: "It was desperation, I guess. I got lucky." The Flyers began the shortened season 0-3-0. "He (GM Don Maloney) mentioned that the fans' perception would be that I might be at fault. But hey, I've been booed before. It doesn't bother me one bit. They can do whatever they want to do. I had a fun year here last year, but it was time to move on with it," said Hextall.
February 2, 1995 -- Ray Ferraro (2-2-4) scored in OT and led NY to a 5-4 win in Philly despite a hat trick by Josef Beranek (3-0-3) who evened the game 4-4 with 6:47 to play. Scott LaChance scored twice for NY. Garry Galley (0-3-3) had three assists for the Flyers who opened the late-starting season with a 2-5-1 mark in the first eight games.
April 20, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg's third period snapped a 1-1 tie and Ron Hextall made 28 stops and assisted on the GWG in Philly's 2-1 home win. Renberg, who scored in his fifth straight game, and Eric Lindros each recorded their 25th goals. With the win, the Flyers ended a five-year playoff drought.
May 2, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg scored the GWG 1:46 into the game and Dominic Roussel made 21 saves in Philly's 2-0 road win in the regular season finale. The Flyers halted a 12-game (0-11-1) road losing streak in this series. Shawn Antoski-Mick Vukota fought.
October 14, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg snapped a scoreless tie 8:09 into the third period, Rod Brind'Amour quickly made it 2-0 and Dominic Roussel made 19 stops in Philly's 3-0 win at NY. Islanders' head coach Mike Milbury said of his team's performance "I think people who repeat the same mistakes are condemned to failure" but declined to name anyone.
October 25, 1995 -- The Flyers string of nine straight periods without giving up a goal to the Islanders ended but Philly won 3-1 by scoring three goals in under three minutes. The Legion of Doom had five points in a 59-second span. Dominic Roussel made 19 saves. Mick Vukota, who gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead but five seconds later was thrashed in a fight by Phil Crowe perhaps due to excessive celebration regarding his goal. Bryan McCabe (third man in) and Brett Severyn (contact with a linesman) were both ejected from the game after the scrum.
October 28, 1995 -- The teams played to a 5-5 draw at NY despite a 46-22 shot advantage for the Flyers. Philly outshot NY 20-4 in the third period and OT but the only goal was by Derek King of NY. Tommy Salo made 41 saves for NY and was replaced for 51 seconds by Tommy Soderstrom after Eric Lindros (2-1-3) gave Philly a 4-3 lead. He stopped 25 of 26 shots upon his return after being yanked by Mike Milbury. Afterwards, Salo said "Here's my only game in two weeks and he (Milbury) takes me out." Travis Green scored twice for the Islanders.
December 10, 1995 -- Tommy Soderstrom, who made 33 saves and later said "It's really great beating the Flyers (his former team)," backed the 6-18-3 Islanders to a 6-2 road win over the 18-7-4 Flyers. Alexander Semak (2-2-4, +4) and Andrei Vasilyev (2-1-3, +4) led the offense. NY led 2-0 by the 3:09 mark and outshot Philly 18-6 in the oepning period. Ron Hextall (16 saves, 19 shots) was replaced by Garth Snow (17 saves, 20 shots). The Flyers killed 8 of 9 penalties and scored two PPGs. Eric Lindros decked Bob Sweeney in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7rNI50uB_U ).
March 19, 1996 -- Eric Lindros set a team record with 14 shots on goal and Ron Hextall made 29 stops in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philly. John LeClair had two goals and Lindros assisted on goals by Pat Falloon and Shjon Podein. When the Islanders committed two penalties on the same play, substitute head coach Rick Bowness (Mike Milbury was scouting) became irate and earned a bench minor -- and NY was penalized a third time. Philly scored twice in less than a minute on the 5-on-3's and led 3-0. Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP and had 22 shots in the middle period (41 in the game).
April 2, 1996 -- For the third time in regular season history and first on the road, the Flyers scored three SHGs in a game and earned a 6-2 win. The three SHGs was the most ever scored against NY. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Joel Otto (2-0-2) led the Flyers. Two SHGs were scored in a 1:09 span on the same penalty: Shjon Podein on a breakaway and a 2-on-1 by Otto. Rick Bowness subbed for Mike Milbury (scouting in Sweden) as head coach. Tommy Soderstrom was replaced in NY's net for Eric Fichaud. NY lost for the tenth straight time.
October 12, 1996 -- Eric Fichaud made 29 saves and Marty McInnis scored twice in NY's 5-1 home win.
November 4, 1996 -- Ziggy Palffy scored twice in NY's 4-3 win in Philly. John LeClair (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
December 19, 1996 -- Garth Snow (24 saves), Eric Lindros (2-2-4) and Paul Coffey (0-3-3 in his Flyers' debut) led Philly to a 5-0 home win. The Flyers set a then team-record shutout streak of 202:30 (three straight shutouts). Janne Niinimaa scored his first NHL goal. Lindros-Rich Pilon fought among four battles.
March 22, 1997 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at the 6:53 mark but the game ended in a 3-3 tie at NY when Todd Bertuzzi and Claude Lapointe scored within 24 seconds midway in the third period. Garth Snow made 27 saves for the Flyers while Tommy Salo stopped 26 shots. The game ended with the Islanders having 1:54 of PP time in OT due to a Snow delay-of-game minor. Philly scored two PPGs in 39 seconds while Rich Pilon served a five-minute clipping major which resulted in Eric Lindros missing the following two games due to a bruised right calf.
November 28, 1997 -- Philly joined the ranks of teams wearing third jerseys as the now familiar black was debuted in a 4-1 win. John LeClair and Chris Gratton each scored twice. Philly led 1-0 after two periods but after NY evened the game, John LeClair notched the GWG with Ziggy Palffy in the penalty box. Afterwards, Palffy said "I took a stupid penalty, they scored a goal. It's my fault." Ron Hextall made 26 saves but left late in the third period due to a groin strain.
January 26, 1998 -- The Flyers won 3-1 at home led by Eric Lindros (2-1-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3). The Flyers outshot NY 21-11. Rich Pilon received a 5-minute checking-from-behind major and a game misconduct, which led to a fine by the NHL, though no suspension, after the League reviewed the hit on John LeClair whose head hit the backboard. Afterwards, when asked about the ejection, Pilon said he got it because of a hand gesture he gave referee Paul Stewart: "That's Stewie. He doesn't like me. He thinks I am a dirty hockey player. He told me that. He'll put me in the box every chance he gets." Stewart said "I have no comment. That type of comment by a player doesn't deserve a response."
January 28, 1998 -- Ziggy Palffy scored three times (3-1-4) in NY's 6-1 win in Uniondale. The Islanders entered the game with a 1-13-2 in the last 16 games. Garth Snow surrendered four goals on 15 shots after 40 minutes and was replaced by Ron Hextall.
March 3, 1998 -- Tommy Salo made 34 saves and Ziggy Palffy and Robert Reichel each had a goal and an assist in NY's 3-1 home win.
October 31, 1998 -- Tommy Salo made 28 saves and Mike Watt and Bryan Smolinski each had a goal and an assist in NY's 3-2 home win. Philly scored twice in the last 5:29 of the game.
November 25, 1998 -- Bryan Berard's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and the Islanders recorded a 4-2 home win despite being outshot 46-14. Tommy Salo made 44 saves including 32 in the first 40 minutes when the Flyers held a 33-9 advantage but trailed 2-1. NY won four of five games in the calendar year of 1998. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP.
January 7, 1999 -- JVB made 27 saves in a 5-0 victory. Eric Lindros returned to the lineup after missing two games due to injury and had three (1-2-3) points. Tommy Salo was replaced by Marcel Cousineau after giving up five goals.
March 6, 1999 -- One of the best rallies in Flyers' history turned into a 3-3 tie as Philly trailed 3-0 with just over three minutes to play. Eric Lindros scored a PPG with 51 seconds to play in the third period to even the game at 3-3. Lindros was covered by two Islanders' defenders, Sergei Nemchinov and Mark Lawrence, but still managed to out-muscle them and swat the puck past Tommy Salo. Dave Babych scored a PPG, his first goal in a Flyers' uniform, to start the comeback. Valeri Zelepukin made it 3-2 with two minutes to play. NY scored a pair of goals midway through the third period to take a 3-0 lead but Philly scored three times in a stretch of 2:17. Rich Pilon tried to check John LeClair but Pilon came away with a twisted back that prevented him from playing the rest of the game. Kenny Jonsson left the game, not to return, after receiving a check from LeClair.
March 9, 1999 --The Isles' Tommy Salo made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie at NY. The Flyers' PP went 2-for-8 compared to NY's 1-for-2. JVB made 20 saves.
January 2, 2000 -- Brian Boucher made 21 saves on his 23rd birthday and Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins (0-3-3) and John LeClair (2-0-2) led the offense in a 4-1 win at NY. Philly scored twice on PPs. The Flyers snapped an 0-6-2 skid at NY which led Lindros to say "That was back back in the 1900s."
January 6, 2000 --Rod Brind'Amour and Mikael Renberg scored first period goals and in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Mark Recchi had three assists, the PP scored twice on three tries and JVB made 19 saves. The Flyers' PP was 4-for-7 against NY in the two recent games.
February 17, 2000 -- The teams played to a 2-2 draw in Philly. NY's Kevin Weekes made 37 saves and Mark Lawrence scored his first goal of the season to knot the score at 2-2. The Flyers held an 18-9 shots advantage covering the third period and OT. Eric Lindros and Keith Jones scored second period goals. The Fl;yers' PP went 0-for-7.
February 26, 2000 -- The Flyers' PP went 4-for-6 in a 5-1 win at NY. Daymond Langkow and Simon Gagne scored PPGs 21 seconds apart and John LeClair (2-0-2) added a third PPG in the Flyers' 3-goal second period. Craig Berube scored late in the game to make it 4-1 then fought Eric Cairns about 90 seconds later ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0g8ectCP2c ) . LeClair finished the scoring in the final minute of the game with his second PPG.
March 5, 2000 -- Despite a 46-shot attack on Kevin Weekes, Philly lost at home 4-3 in OT on a Mariusz Czerkawski tally. The Flyers led 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to play in the third period but NY tied the game with 2:55 to play on a PPG by Jamie Rivers. Philly outshot NY 46-33 but NY had all three shots taken in the extra period. In the first period, NY was penalized for a rare illegal substitution penalty.
June 25, 2000 -- JVB was dealt to NY for a fourth round pick which was later sent to Nashville (Jordin Tootoo).
December 10, 2000 -- Prior to the Flyers 5-2 home win, head coach Craig Ramsey (13-12-4 record) was fired and replaced by Bill Barber. Keith Primeau earned first-star honors with a pair of goals which put Philly up 2-1. Kevin Stevens (1-2-3) had three points, his best performance in his brief time with the Flyers; he was a healthy scratch in five of the previous six games. The Flyers held a 40-18 shot advantage, JVB played goal for NY and made 35 saves.
February 1, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 stops and Eric Desjardins' 70-foot third period goal snapped a scoreless tie in a 2-0 win for Philly. 19-year old Rick DiPietro made his second NHL start and stopped 26 shots. Mark Recchi added an ENG. NY was held to one shot in the first period.
February 9, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 23 saves, Peter White had three assists and Dan McGillis had two points in the first period to pace Philly to a 5-2 win at NY. The Flyers third goal was initially voided by video replay but during the ensuing TV timeout, and before play resumed, a different angle showed the puck did indeed cross the goal line which angered head coach Butch Goring.
February 14, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at NY in front of 8,296. The Flyers' top line of Keith Primeau, Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi had six points. Rick Tocchet's goal was his 500th point as a Flyer.
February 22, 2001 -- Roman Hamrlik scored with 17.9 seconds left in OT and the last place Islanders beat the first place Flyers 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-1 but Juraj Kolnik scored the Islanders second and third goals. The teams faced each other four times in February 2001 and it was the third meeting in NY in 14 days. The game was played during a steady snowfall and the crowd at faceoff was estimated at 2,000 patrons.
November 3, 2001 -- Dave Scatchard scored the GWG late in the second period and Chris Osgood made 28 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. Brian Boucher also made 28 stops.
December 4, 2001 -- Despite 37 saves by Chris Osgood, the Flyers won 3-2 at NY on Keith Primeau's third period PPG. Brad Isbister was penalized for slamming Eric Desjardins into the boards; the hit cut Desjardins above an eye.
December 6, 2001 -- Mariusz Czerkawski scored twice in the first period in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. Garth Snow made 33 saves for the shutout.
February 12, 2002 -- Michael Peca scored an unassisted SHG with 8.7 seconds left in OT and Garth Snow, who was penalized in OT for delay of game, made 25 saves in NY's 1-0 win in Philly. NY killed all eight Flyers' PPs. The Flyers killed all six NY PPs including a four-minute penalty to Keith Primeau with about 5 1/2 minutes left in regulation. Adrian Aucoin played over 35 minutes for NY.
April 14, 2002 -- NY won 3-1 at home helped by out-shooting Philly 33-16. Brian Boucher made 30 saves in the loss. The Islanders finished the scoring with an ENG. Chris Osgood got the win.
October 17, 2002 -- The game in Philly ended 3-3 as NY rallied from a 3-1 hole with two third period goals. Brad Isbister tied the game with 2:08 to play and Garth Snow made 38 saves. The Flyers held a 41-26 shots advantage.
October 26, 2002 -- The Flyers took a 2-0 lead at the 0:31 mark (the third fastest 2-0 lead in NHL history, Edmonton held the record at the 0:24 mark) and had a 5-1 advantage after the first period en route to a 6-2 win at NY. Jeremy Roenick (2-0-2) and Michal Handzus (2-0-2) scored twice and Eric Weinrich (0-3-3) had three assists. Robert Esche made 22 saves. Chris Osgood was removed (6 saves, 11 shots) after the opening period for Garth Snow (14 saves, 15 shots). Brad Isbister had both NY goals. Roenick decked Roman Hamrlik (ejected) in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELaU9ruiDIw
January 9, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves in a 4-0 win as the Flyers scored twice on turnovers in the Islanders' zone. There were two fights in the first 2:16: a brief Donald Brashear-Eric Cairns clash and a much lenghtier Todd Fedoruk-Eric Godard battle.
January 24, 2003 -- NY's Garth Snow made 36 backing his team to a 3-1 win in Philly. Michael Peca and Roman Hamrlik scored 3:03 apart in the second period to give NY a 2-0 lead.
February 4, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves in Philly's 2-1 win at NY but Simon Gagne suffered a groin injury and missed 29 of the next 31 games. Mark Recchi's PPG midway in the third period was the GWG. Rick Dipietro made 30 saves.
November 11, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett made 23 saves and Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) had two points in the Flyers' 2-1 win at home. The line of Roenick, Mark Recchi and Tony Amonte factored in both goals. Garth Snow made 31 stops. Donald Brashear fought Eric Godard ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD1p2vYBlQU ). Todd Fedoruk suffered an eye injury in a fight against Eric Cairns ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akrQUyfmqaI ) and missed the next ten games.
November 29, 2003 -- Philly scored five goals in the second period in a 5-1 win at NY. Jeff Hackett made 16 saves and John LeClair (1-1-2) was the only player with a multiple-point effort. Rick Dipietro allowed five goals on 18 shots and was replaced by Garth Snow.
December 20, 2003 -- Jim Vandermeer scored twice and Robert Esche made 18 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Vandermeer tied the game 1-1 with 3:08 remaining in the second period. He scored the GWG 6:18 into the third period.
December 23, 2003 -- Garth Snow made 34 saves and Arron Asham scored twice in NY's 4-2 home win. The Flyers began the third by scoring twice to take a 2-1 lead but Asham's first goal tied the score and then Jason Blake scored a the GWG on a PP with five minutes left in the period.
January 22, 2004 -- Mattias Timander was traded by the Islanders for Tampa Bay's 2004 7th round choice (previously acquired, NY selected Chris Campoli).
March 25, 2004 -- Wade Dubielewicz made his NHL debut and stopped all 14 shots covering the last two periods and NY won 4-2 at Philly. Starting goalie Rick DiPietro was out because of the flu and backup Garth Snow left after one period, with the score tied 2-2, due to a groin injury. Adrian Aucoin scored two goals in the first period, and Mark Parrish added the GWG on a breakaway in the second. Jeremy Roenick played after missing 19 games because of a broken jaw and a concussion. Mark Recchi became the 40th player in NHL history to record 1,200 career points.
April 4, 2004 -- In the season finale, the teams skated to a 3-3 tie at NY and the Flyers became Division Champions. The tie, coupled with the Devils' loss to Boston, lifted the Flyers past NJ (101 to 100 points). Keith Primeau won 18 of 22 faceoffs. Wade Dubielewicz made 33 saves and NY went 3-for-4 on the PP.
October 15, 2005 --Michal Handzus (2-0-2) and Kim Johnsoon (1-1-2) led the Flyers to a dominating 5-1 home win. The Flyers led 4-1 after the first period and held a 46-20 shots advantage in the game. Robert Esche made 19 saves. The Flyers went 2-for-12 on PPs and NY went 1-for-9. Donald Brashear and Eric Godard hooked up in a solid fight with Brashear being cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q0gEQksjf8
November 10, 2005 -- Patrick Sharp scored twice, including the only goal of the third period, and the Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 at home. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves. Jeff Carter had three points. NY scored two PPGs and outshot Philly 20-5 in the first period. Sixteen seconds after NY went ahead 2-0, Mike Richards and Arron Asham fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50h8tqUbemQ
November 26, 2005 -- Jason Blake scored three times and Garth Snow made 34 saves in NY's 4-2 win at Philly. R.J. Umberger scored two first period goals.
November 29, 2005 -- Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 4-3 win at NY. The Islanders appeared to have evened the game on a possible Brent Sopel goal with 1.1 seconds to play but a video replay confirmed that referee Stephane Auger blew his whistle which stopped the play. The video replay was inconclusive as a mass of bodies and sticks was in the crease. Islanders' coach Steve Stirling, who said he couldn't tell if it was a goal or not, stated "I didn't have the heart to say to him (Auger) why did he waste all that time going up top if he had blown the whistle and made the final decision?"
February 8, 2006 -- Mike Richards delivered an incredible performance, despite multiple injured teammates, as he notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win. Of the seven goals scored, six came via special teams including two SHGs by Richards who tied a franchise mark with that feat. It was the Flyers' 1,500th regular season win. The Flyers were missing seven players including Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Keith Primeau and Kim Johnsson. Eric Desjardins returned to the lineup after missing the previous 29 games due to shoulder surgery.
March 4, 2006 -- Chris Campoli's PPG in the third period snapped a tie and helped NY to a 4-2 home win. Rick DiPietro had 19 saves and Jason Blake and Mark Parrish scored and had an assist. NY had two PPGs. Robert Nilsson was stopped on a penalty shot by Antero Niittymaki. Philly held a 4-3 shots advantage after one period but NY dominated the second 19-6 (NY 26-21 total).
April 18, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 31 saves and Philly scored four times in the third period in a 4-1 win at NY. In this season finale, the Flyers passed the Rangers in the standings and tied New Jersey (101 points) which won the tie-breaker (45-44 team wins). R.J. Umberger knotted the score 1-1 at the 1:00 mark then Jeff Carter added the GWG with 8:22 to play. Philly added two empty-net SHGs with Eric Desjardins in the box. Garth Snow, in his final game as an NHL player, stopped 22 shots.
November 30, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves in a 3-2 win at NY. Philly led 2-0 after one period when Simon Gagne scored a SHG with five seconds left and then Mike Knuble's PPG with 1:39 left in the second period gave Philly a 3-0 lead. Alexandre Picard had his first two NHL assists and he was one of three Flyers' d-men with limited NHL experience joining Lars Johnsson and Jussi Timonen.
December 16, 2006 -- Alexei Zhitnik was traded to Philly for Freddy Meyer and a 3rd round choice (Mark Katic) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
December 20, 2006 -- Mike York was traded to Philly for Randy Robitaille and a 5th round choice (Matthew Martin) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
January 2, 2007 -- Robert Esche had 40 saves and the Flyers withheld a NY rally to win 3-2. Kyle Calder and Ryan Potulny added third period goals that gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead but the Islanders scored twice within 33 seconds in the 17-minute mark.
January 18, 2007 -- Mike Sillinger's 5-on-3 PPG snapped a third period tie in NY's 4-2 win in Philly.
February 7, 2007 -- Rick DiPietro made 27 saves in NY's 2-0 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves.
February 27, 2007 -- The Isles blew a 4-1 first period lead but recovered with an OT goal by Trent Hunter with 31 seconds to play in a 6-5 win at NY. Jason Blake had a first period hat trick and four points in the game.
March 24, 2007 -- Andy Hilbert scored with 4:40 remaining in NY's 4-3 win. Martin Biron made 30 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 17-5 in the opening period but the score was 1-1. Jason Blake scored with 1:14 to play in the second period to knot the game at 3-3.
April 7, 2007 -- Wade Dubielewicz, subbing for the injuured Rick Dipietro, made 28 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly. The Islanders led 3-0 but after Simon Gagne scored in the second period, Mike Richards added a SHG with 1:02 left in the third period to bring the Flyers to within 3-2. NY added an ENG. Derian Hatcher played in his 1,000th NHL game.
October 13, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 29 saves and Jeff Carter broke a scoreless tie in the second period in Philly's 3-1 home win. Riley Cote-Chris Simon fought.
November 12, 2007 -- Scottie Upshall scored twice and Mike Richards' third period SHG, his third shorty of the young season, snapped a 2-2 tie in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Daniel Briere played in his 500th NHL game. NY outshot Philly 26-17. Trent Hunter was a -3.
January 19, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell (3-1-4) became the fourth Flyer to score three PPGs in a game, in the team's 5-3 home win. Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP and outshot NY 32-31. Martin Biron made 28 saves, Rick DiPietro suffered the loss. NY led 3-1 after the first period but the Flyers dominated the middle period, 13-4 in shots and 2-0 in goals. Derian Hatcher fought Trent Hunter -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVbc4sI-N1E
February 12, 2008 -- Trent Hunter had three points in NY's 4-3 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 43 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 47-29.
March 8, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 32 saves and Scott Hartnell scored two of the Flyers' four PPGs in a 4-1 home win. Philly went 4-for-7 on the PP and killed all five NY chances. Daniel Briere gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the second period. Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn each had three points. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc2qjCNW8qI
March 29, 2008 -- Daniel Briere netted the only goal in the shootout leading Philly to a 4-3 road win despite 51 saves by Wade Dubielewicz. Mike Richards, who had 11 shots, tied the game with 4:22 left in the third period. The Flyers outshot NY 54-30 including 23-7 in the second period. The Flyers went 4-0 against NY in March 2008. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhrIcx97BWU
October 30, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 34 saves and Jeff Carter scored the GWG on the PP at 4:37 of overtime to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 home victory. It was Carter's second goal of the game and eighth of the season. Simon Gagne added two assists.
November 11, 2008 -- Philly won 3-1 at NY in a Veterans' Day matinee. Daniel Briere snapped a scoreless tie with 6:30 left in the second period and then Mike Richards added a key SHG in the middle of the third period to lead the Flyers' offense. Martin Biron made 35 and backed a PK that was 8-for-8.
December 9, 2008 -- Simon Gagne's third period PPG snapped a 3-3 tie and Philly won 4-3 at home. NY led 2-0 but Darroll Powe scored his first NHL goal to tie the score 2-2 and then Philly pulled ahead 3-2. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Riley Cote-Mitch Fritz fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHju_rOYxm0
February 14, 2009 -- Martin Biron (38 saves) became the first goalie to record ten straight wins against NY as Philly won 5-1 at home. The Flyers scored twice in 44 seconds early in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Philly then added three straight unassisted goals in the third period, including two in 13 seconds and a penalty shot by Simon Gagne. Nine Flyers had one point each. Arron Asham-Tim Jackman fought-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jKExoGPBTM
April 11, 2009 --Martin Biron stopped 30 shots and Simon Gagne (1-1-2) scored the GWG less than a minute after NY tied the game in Philadelphia's 3-2 road win. Biron defeated the Islanders for the 12th straight time. The Flyers scored two PPGs. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad2YW2WWrrA
December 8, 2009 -- Mike Richards scored twice in the opening period and the Flyers recorded three PPGs in a 6-2 home win. Richards (2-1-3) scored a PPG and a SHG in the first period and led seven Flyers with multiple-point games. For the third time in NHL history, four players scored twice in an eight-goal game; the Flyers' Richards, Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux and NY's John Tavares all scored two goals. Philly ended a 5-game losing streak (1-8-0 in the last nine) and snapped an 0-for-19 skid on the PP by going 3-for-5. Brian Boucher made 22 saves. Peter Laviolette won for the first time in his third game as Flyers' coach. Martin Biron stopped 31 shots in the loss. It was the Flyers' 12th straight win in this series, the fourth time they have reached that number against one opponent. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDcvuCKB_Zs
December 27, 2009 -- Jeff Carter (1-1-2), Danny Briere (1-1-2) and Scott Hartnell (0-2-2) had all six points in Philly's 2-1 road win. Michael Leighton made 28 saves. Carter scored the GWG late in the second period. Briere had a potential goal waved off after replay determined it was directed off his skate. Martin Biron made 28 saves for NY. It was the Flyers' 13th straight win in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGdm4RvqGzE
January 30, 2010 -- Ray Emery made 31 saves and Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell each scored in a 2-1 home win. The Flyers won for the 14th straight time in this series, tying a team record for consecutive wins against one opponent. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kS-EyPI6Yo
March 9, 2010 -- The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to set a team-record for consecutive wins against one opponent (15) with a 3-2 home win. The Flyers entered the third period trailing 2-1 with a 1-17-0 season-record when trailing after two periods. There were five minors called in the game, four to NY including three in the third period which led to both Flyers' goals. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) had points on both third period goals which included using his bare hand to grab a pass, drop the puck onto his stick and then making a sweet feed to Simon Gagne for the GWG with 6:06 to play. Michael Leighton made 23 saves. Dwayne Roloson stopped 32 shots. Three Flyers were stitched in the game but returned: JVR (25, below his chin), Carcillo (20, below his left knee) and Krajicek (eight, above his right eyelid). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVO16iF-zuI
April 1, 2010 -- NY snapped a 15-game losing streak in this series, a Flyers' team-record, with a 6-4 home win. Blake Comeau (2-0-2) scored the first two goals of the game and NY upped the lead to 3-0 by the 7:45 mark. The Islanders led by three or more goals the rest of the game. Martin Biron made 31 saves for the win. Brian Boucher (19 saves, 24 shots) was replaced by Jeremy Duchesne who became the Flyers' fifth goalie to play during the regular season. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLh8P1tHyuw
October 30, 2010 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves and Jeff Carter (2-1-3) and Chris Pronger (2-0-2) each scored twice as the Flyers dominated NY 6-1 in Philadelphia. Kimmo Timonen (1-2-3) added three points. The Flyers entered the game as the only team not to have a goal from defensemen, they finished with three. The game included 120 PIMs (73 for NY) and 27 penalties (16 for NY) and included an eventual three-game suspension to Daniel Briere for his high stick against Frans Nielsen. The Flyers led 2-0 after one period and extended the margin to four goals. Then, Trent Hunter was ejected (5-minute major) for boarding Andrej Meszaros and 24 seconds later Neilsen scored on a penalty shot to make it 4-1; however, 1:12 later, Pronger's PPG made it 5-1. Among the highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXd-PdLtMsU . Dan Carcillo-Zenon Konopka ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPf5gfU9PIg ) and late-game scrum ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh_CrQyvR4 ).
November 6, 2010 --Andreas Nodl snapped a tie with 5:25 left and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots in Philly's 2-1 win at NY. The Flyers won for the sixth straight time while NY dropped a seventh consecutive game. Mike Richards (1-1-2) had two points. The Flyers had 26 blocked shots to NY's nine. Frans Nielsen was 12-for-12 in faceoffs and NY won 37 of 54 draws. Highlights --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFKM1UEyR4E
December 5, 2010--Third period goals by Andreas Nodl and Danny Briere rallied the Flyers to a 3-2 win at NY in front of 7,773. With 8:16 left in regulation, Nodl score the first PPG of his career and it came when the Flyers were in a 2-for-44 slump. Briere netted the GWG with 5:44 to play. Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves. Jon Sim and Frans Nielsen scored within 36 earlier in the third period to give NY a 2-1 lead. Matt Carle scored in the first period. The score remained 1-0 through two periods. Andrej Meszaros had two assists. It was the Flyers 18th win in the last 19 games in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziZIlCqQ-nk
February 24, 2011 --Andrej Meszaros scored with 1:18 left in OT to give Philly a 4-3 home win. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves. Matt Martin's (2-0-2) second goal of the third period period came with 27.2 seconds remaining. Martin's first goal got NY within 3-2. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) gave Philly a 3-1 lead in the third period. Al Montoya made 39 saves. Philly held a 43-35 shots advantage. It was the Flyers' 19th win in the last 20 games played in this series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm2o0qrTWFE
March 26, 2011 --at NY Islanders 7:00 PM (ET)
April 9, 2011 --at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
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CBC, CSN-PH (HD)
Mar 3, 2011
SNET-O (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mar 5, 2011
MSG-B (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mar 6, 2011
Mar 8, 2011
SNET-W (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mar 10, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), LEAFS TV
Mar 12, 2011
FS-S (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mar 15, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), FS-F (HD)
Mar 17, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), FS-S (HD)
Mar 19, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), TXA 21 (HD)
Mar 22, 2011
TSN2 (HD), VERSUS (HD)
TODAY's MUSIC: "Domination" by Pantera
02-23-2011 08:58 PM
Im ready to see a total domination.... 5, 6 goals.... 60 minute effort and crush them
02-23-2011 09:09 PM
Awesome GDT as usual.
02-23-2011 09:13 PM
Good work Sir!
Orange Crush 89
02-23-2011 09:15 PM
Islanders have been hot lately but I think the Flyers will cool them off with a big fat...