1967 -- October 19 -- Bill Sutherland scored 2:59 into the third period and Doug Favell made 21 saves for his first career shutout in the Flyers' debut regular season home game, a 1-0 victory in front of 7,812. Philly was outshot 21-17 and the team's SOG total was the fewest in a home game until November 1988 (15 vs. St. Louis). It was the Flyers' fourth game after a 1-2-0 road trip. Flyers' future PxP legend Gene Hart was the team's first PA announcer.
1967 -- November 8 -- Bill Sutherland scored and Bernie Parent made 41 saves in a 1-1 tie, the first meeting at Pittsburgh.
1967 -- November 15 -- Hank Bassen made 27 saves and the Flyers were shutout for the first time, 5-0 in Pittsburgh.
1967 -- December 17 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Leon Rochefort snapped a 1-1 tie in the Flyers' 2-1 home win.
1968 -- January 6 -- Doug Favell made 30 saves and Lou Angotti (1-1-2) had two points in a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Philly was outshot 32-16.
1968 -- January 7 -- Doug Favell (36 saves) led Philly to a 3-1 home win. Gary Dornhoefer's PPG was the GWG. The Pens outshot Philly 37-24.
1968 -- February 21 -- The Penguins outshot Philly 38-27 but Doug Favell was strong for the Flyers in a 1-1 tie at Pittsburgh. The Pens dominated the last period with a 14-4 shot advantage. The Pens scored in the opening period and the Flyers responded in the second period.
1968 -- February 25 -- The Pens scored two first period goals and Les Binkley had 29 saves in a 2-1 win in Philly. Doug Favell made 30 saves.
1968 -- March 30 -- Because of the Spectrum's roof damage, this was one of the games moved to Quebec City. Les Binkley made 23 saves in Pittsburgh's 2-0 win.
1968 -- March 31 -- Val Fonteyne scored the go-ahead goal 1:40 into the game and Hank Bassen made 31 saves in Pittsburgh's 5-1 home win. Doug Favell made 38 saves.
1968 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent made 20 stops and the Flyers held a 40-20 shots advantage in a 3-0 win in the home opener. It was the first time the Flyers outshot an opponent by 20+ shots. Les Binkley made 37 saves in the loss. Garry Peters, who wouldn't score again until January 15, 1969, gave Philly a 1-0 lead in what was his third game since suffering a season-ending eye injury on Christmas Day 1967. Prior to the game, the Flyers received the Clarence Campbell Bowl for being the 1967-68 West Division Champions.
1968 -- November 9 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in Philly's 3-0 shutout win. Brit Selby snapped a scoreless tie with 3:03 to play in the middle period. The Flyers outshot the Pens 37-18.
1968 -- December 17 -- Dick Sarrazin (2-1-3), Andre Lacroix (2-0-2) and Brit Selby (2-2-4) each scored twice in Philly's 8-2 win. Bernie Parent made 34 saves. Keith McCreary scored twice for the Pens.
1969 -- January 4 -- Each team scored in the middle period and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in Pittsburgh. Doug Favell made 28 saves. Les Binkley made 32 saves for Pittsburgh.
1969 -- January 26 -- Dick Cherry (2-0-2) scored a SHG with 1:07 to play then added an ENG with 14 seconds left in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Cherry, whose brother is Don Cherry, was in his first season with the Flyers and last played in the NHL during the 1956-57 season with Boston. Pittsburgh led 3-0 past the game's midway stage but Andre Lacroix tied the score with the Flyers' first goal of the third period. Dick Sarrazin (0-4-4) assisted on the last four goals and became the first Flyer to have four assists in a game. Myron Stankiewicz (0-2-2), who was in the box when the winning goal was scored, recorded two assists (he ended his career with seven assists in 35 career NHL games). Doug Favell made 26 saves. Fights included Jean-Guy Gendron vs. Dunc McCallum and Forbes Kennedy vs. Ken Schinkel.
1969 -- February 1 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Bernie Parent made 37 saves. Les Binkley made 32 saves for Pittsburgh and Doug Favell made 28 stops for the Flyers.
1969 -- March 29 -- Dick Sarrazin scored twice for the Flyers in the second period in a 3-3 tie at Pittsburgh. Philly held a 42-27 shots advantage.
1969 -- March 30 -- George Swarbrick scored in the first period and Dunc McCallum made it 2-0 with 2:52 to play in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win in Philly. Joe Daley (12 saves, 12 shots) left the game in the second period after being hit by a shot in the jaw and was replaced by Les Binkley (18 saves, 19 shots). Doug Favell made 40 saves.
1969 -- October 15 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh. The Penguins tied the game in the third period while the Flyers' Jean Guy Gendron was bleeding (eventual five stitches) from a high stick. There were two fights in the second period. Attendance at Pittsburgh was 3,010.
1969 -- November 22 -- Down 3-0 as the third period began, Pittsburgh scored five times for a 5-3 victory winning on Ken Schinkel's PPG. Terry Ball scored twice for the Flyers.
1969 -- November 30 -- Al Smith made 38 saves and Bernie Parent made 30 saves in a 3-3 tie at Philly. Bobby Clarke scored the second goal in his NHL career, in his 20th game.
1969 -- December 21 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in a 4-0 shutout win. Lew Morrison (1-1-2) made it 1-0 with a second period PPG just as time expired on a Pens' minor. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) scored the seventh goal of his NHL career. Reg Fleming also had a goal and an assist. Les Binkley suffered the loss.
1970 -- January 18 -- Jean Pronovost (1-2-3) snapped 4-4 tie and Val Fonteyne scored twice in Pittsburgh's 6-4 win at Philly. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) scored twice including a third period goal that gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead.
1970 -- February 17 -- Bryan Watson (1-1-2) had two points and Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-19, including 10-2 in the third period, in a 4-2 home win. The Flyers' PK was 6-for-6 with five of the minors to defensemen. Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Simon Noley (1-1-2) had two points.
1970 -- March 28 -- Les Binkley made 29 saves in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win at Philly. Bernie Parent made 31 saves.
1970 -- April 1 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 42-26 en route to a 4-1 home win. Val Fonteyne, Jean Pronovost and Michel Briere each had two points from the first two goals. Bernie Parent made 38 saves.
1970 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent (30 saves) and Les Binkley (24 saves) dueled to a 0-0 scoreless draw in Pittsburgh.
1970 -- November 1 -- Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) and Larry Hale (1-1-2) each had two points and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Philly led 2-0 6:04 into the game and made it 3-0 in the third period.
1971 -- January 5 -- Bobby Clarke's (2-1-3) GWG midway in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie giving the team a 4-3 home win, its first victory since December 9, 1970. The Flyers were on an 11-game (0-9-2) skid.
1971 -- February 10 -- Pittsburgh scored in the opening minute, led 4-1 through the first period and skated to a 5-3 home win. The lead was 5-1 halfway through the third period. Les Binkley made 26 saves. The Penguins went 0-for-8 on PPs
1971 -- March 10 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Igloo. Gary Dornhoefer and Andre Lacroix each had two points for the Flyers.
1971 -- March 28 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and the Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-1 home win. Bruce Gamble made 41 saves continuing his play for the recently injured Doug Favell.
1971 -- October 9 -- Fred Shero made his NHL head coaching debut but Darryl Edestrand's 35-foot drive in the third period gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 home win.
1971 -- December 26 -- Serge Bernier (1-4-5), who became the first Flyer to record five points in a game, and Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) combined for nine points in the first 28+ minutes in Philly's 6-1 home win. Ed Van Impe and Bob Kelly each had a goal and an assist. Flyers' goalie Bruce Gamble was 15-for-15 in relief of Doug Favell who was 15-for-16.
1972 -- January 15 -- Tim Horton (0-4-4) had four points and Jim Rutherford made 24 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-2 home win.
1972 -- January 30 -- Bruce Gamble (33 saves) led Philly to a 4-0 shutout win. Dick Sarrazin and first-star Bobby Clarke scored first period goals.
1972 -- February 26 -- Jean Pronovost (2-1-3), Syl Apps, Jr. (1-2-3) and Jim Rutherford (27 saves) led the Penguins to a 5-2 home win. Bobby Clarke had both Flyers' goals and Bobby Taylor made 40 saves. The game was tied until Apps' scored a SHG late in the second period. Pronovost added two goals in the third period.
1972 -- April 1 -- With both squads fighting for the final playoff spot, the teams played to a 4-4 draw in Philadelphia when Pittsburgh's Greg Polis scored with 46 seconds remaining. Earlier in the third, Polis cut the Flyers lead to 3-2. Bobby Clarke scored twice. The Flyers needed a cumulative two points in the final two games but after this tie the team lost to Buffalo when Gerry Meehan's 45-foot shot beat Doug Favell with :04 seconds to play and the Sabres won 3-2. The Pens won their game the same day and advanced via a tiebreaker. Due to the career-ending heart attack of goalie Bruce Gamble prior in the season, the Flyers' players held a "Bruce Gamble Day" in order to raise money for the family of the incapacitated player.
1972 -- November 2 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Bobby Clarke had two points as did Bill Clement, whose SHG with 1:13 to play in the middle period was the GWG.
1972 -- November 8 -- Pittsburgh scored four times in under eight minutes in the first period en route to a 5-2 home win. Less than two minutes into the game, Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor suffered a hamstring injury which kept him from playing until December 27. He was replaced by Doug Favell who stopped 34 of 39 shots. Bill Barber scored both Flyers' goals.
1973 -- January 25 -- Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves and Don Saleski scored twice in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Five straight goals gave the Flyers a 5-1 lead.
1973 -- January 27 -- Rick MacLeish scored two third period goals in Philly's 5-3 road win. MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer each had three points. Bill Barber had the GWG. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves. There were four fights in the game including Moose Dupont beating Jean-Guy Lagace. Barry Ashbee, who received 26 PIMs in the game, was eventually suspended for the next eight games due to contact with official Bryan Lewis.
1973 -- March 11 -- Gary Dornhoefer's second goal of the game was the lone third period tally in a 3-2 Flyers' win. Doug Favell made 32 saves for the Flyers.
1973 -- April 1 -- The Penguins rallied from three goals down to win 5-4 at home in the final game of the regular season. The Penguins comeback was completed on a Jean Pronovost's goal with 1:13 to play. Ron Schock (1-2-3) led the offense. Cam Newton made 30 saves. Dave Schultz (2-0-2) netted consecutive first period goals and Bobby Taylor made 29 saves for the Flyers. Rick MacLeish became the first Flyer and eighth NHL player to record 50 goals in a season and the goal, which was MacLeish's 100th point of the season, gave the Flyers a 4-1 lead just two minutes into the second period.
1973 -- October 27 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) led the Flyers to 6-0 road win. The Flyers led 2-0 3:41 into the game.
1973 -- November 4 -- Bernie Parent (28 saves), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 7-0 home win. This was the Flyers' eighth win of the season and fifth via shutout.
1974 -- January 20 -- Andy Brown made 38 saves saves and the penguins took a 4-0 lead near the midway point of a 5-3 win in Philly. The next Pens win in Philly came in 1989.
1974 -- February 7 -- Marc Bolieau made his head coaching debut with Pittsburgh but Terry Crisp snapped a 4-4 tie late in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-4 home win. Bobby Clarke tied the game 4-4 earlier in the third period. Dave Schultz scored Philly's first two goals. The Flyers held a 41-22 shots advantage, including 22-6 in the third period.
1974 -- April 6 -- Jean Pronovost had five points (2-3-5), off Bobby Taylor, and Andy Brown made 25 saves in the Penguins' 6-1 home victory. When Steve Durbano fought Orest Kindrachuk, Dave Schultz interceded and was tossed as third man in.
1974 -- October 19 -- Don Saleski and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philly's 6-3 road win. The Flyers had three PPGs. Steve Durbano of Pittsburgh suffered a fractured wrist after colliding along the boards with Andre Dupont. Bobby Clarke, who scored the GWG in the middle of the third period, and Dave Burrows got fighting majors. Philly held a 46-24 shots advantage. Gary Inness made 40 saves in the loss.
1974 -- December 22 -- Bernie Parent (24 saves) recorded his 30th shutout with the Flyers, a 4-0 win. Rick MacLeish's SHG midway in the second period snapped a scoreless tie. Ed Van Impe had two assists.
1975 -- March 8 -- Ron Stackhouse (0-6-6) tied a record for most assists by a defenseman in a game and became the 13th player to have four assists in one period in Pittsburgh's 8-2 home win. Ron Shock (1-2-3) and Syl Apps, Jr (0-3-3) each had three points. The Penguins held a 5-0 advantage in the second period. Bobby Taylor (20 saves, 27 shots) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (6 saves, 7 shots) after the second period. Gary Inness (17 saves, 19 shots) was removed after the second period due to a shoulder injury and replaced by Michel Plasse (13 saves, 13 shots). Pittsburgh went 4-for-7 on PPs. After this loss, the Flyers went 12-0-2 to finis hthe regular season en route to the team's second Stanley Cup.
1975 -- March 13 -- Bernie Parent returned after missing the prior five games with a thigh injury and recorded a 22-save shutout in Philly's 6-0 home win. Six different Flyers scored including Gary Dornhoefer and Bill Barber in the first period with Rick MacLeish assisting on both goals. Ed Van Impe scored in the middle period, his only goal of the 1974-75 season. Michel Plasse was replaced at the 25:39 mark, down 4-0, by Gary Inness.
1975 -- October 25 -- Pierre Larouche scored a PPG with four seconds to play and the Penguins completed a four-goal rally to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Pittsburgh. The Pens trailed 4-1 as the third period opened and with under 12 minutes to play. The Flyers were then whistled for four consecutive minors in under four minutes during the game's last 5:07 and Pittsburgh converted twice including a PPG by Colin Campbell with 1:45 to play. After Gary Dornhoefer was called for holding with 1:14 to play, Larouche evened the game. Upon leaving the penalty box, Dornhoefer was assessed minor and misconduct penalties which gave the Flyers 20 PIMs in the last six minutes (Pittsburgh had none). Pittsburgh had 11 PPs to three for the Flyers and had the game's last eight chances.
1975 -- November 9 --The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 57-30 in a 6-4 home win highlighted by the ejections of six players. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves and the Flyers had three PPGs and a SHG. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2), Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) and Gary Dornhoefer (1-1-2) combined for six points in the first period. Don Saleski scored a key goal in the third period after Pittsburgh scored twice to make it 4-3. Vic Hadfield had two goals in the third period for the Penguins. A bench-clearing brawl with 4:44 left in the game resulted in 43 PIMs to the Penguins and 58 PIMs to the Flyers. It began with a Gary Dornhoefer-Steve Durbano fight. Dave Schultz, who was assessed 25 PIMs, Ross Lonsberry (who was in the penalty box for an earlier fight) and Jack McIlhargey (first man onto the ice) were all ejected along with the Penguins' Barry Wilkins (left the box), Harvey Bennett, Jr. and Durbano. Pens' head coach Marc Boileau was irate after the game saying Fred Shero intentionally sent players over-the-boards to prolong the fight to which Shero replied "If he wants to take a lie detector test, I'll take one with him." Gary Inness made 51 saves including 20-for-21 in the second period when the Flyers held a 21-4 advantage (1-0 in goals). All 17 skaters for the Flyers registered a shot. A total of 30 players (36 played including goalies)had a least one shot on goal.
1976 -- January 3 -- The LCB Line collected 10 points (4-6-10), led by Bill Barber (2-2-4), in an 8-4 Flyers' home win. Philly had four goals and 19 shots in the first period. Dave Schultz fought Colin Campbell. Penguins' goalie Michel Plasse was 14-0-4 in his prior 18 home games but replaced after two periods. The attendance of 16,017 was the largest to see a hockey game in Pittsburgh.
1976 -- January 15 -- Bobby Clarke had three assists and Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win, the team's first game since the impressive win vs. the Soviets. After the game, Fred Shero said "There was no game tonight. How could there be? They didn't come to play" referring to the Penguins' poor showing.
1976 -- March 9 -- Ed Van Impe and Bobby Taylor were traded to Pittsburgh for Gary Inness and multiple late round draft picks in 1977 highlighted by the selection of future starting goalie Pete Peeters. The picks were: 8th round (#135-Pete Peeters), 9th round (#150-Tom Bauer), 10th round (#158-Rob Nicholson), 11th round (#165-Jim Trainor), and 12th round (#172-Mike Laycock). Van Impe initially balked at the trade saying "I believe the Flyers have a right to trade me but I'm not going to Pittsburgh. I'm not going to play." Van Impe played in 25 games and Taylor played twice before retiring. Inness played just twice for the Flyers.
1976 -- October 28 -- Bernie Parent (21 saves) recorded the shutout in the 3-0 home victory. Reggie Leach, Mel Bridgman and Bobby Clarke scored.
1976 -- November 13 -- Pierre Larouche scored on a breakaway with 7:01 to play and Dunc Wilson stopped 25 shots in the Pens' 1-0 home win. Wilson entered the game with a career mark of 0-11-0 against the Flyers.
1977 -- January 29 -- Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) had three points and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 5-2 win in front of a then-record crowd of 16,404 in Pittsburgh.
1977 -- March 13 -- Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Don Saleski (3-0-3) scored his first NHL hat trick in the Flyers' 4-0 home win. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 39-22 including 16-1 through the first period and 32-10 through two periods with a 2-0 lead. Denis Herron made 35 stops. Each team was 0-for-1 on PPs and Russ Anderson of Pittsburgh committed all three of his team's penalties including two that offset.
1977 -- October 15 -- Bobby Clarke had five points (1-4-5) in the Flyers' 8-2 win. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bob Dailey each scored twice.. Philly out-scored Pittsburgh 4-0 in the third period. Orest Kindrachuk's penalty shot attempt failed vs. Dunc Wilson.
1977 -- October 20 -- Bernie Parent recorded his 45th career shutout and the Flyers recorded their largest victory (also in 1984, 13-2 vs. Vancouver) with an 11-0 home win. Ross Lonsberry scored nine seconds into the game. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 1:27 mark and 4-0 after one period amid a 21-4 shots advantage (54-20 in the game). Bobby Clarke (1-3-4), Bill Barber (2-0-2) and Reggie Leach (2-1-3), who scored his 200th NHL goal, combined for nine points. Thirteen Flyers had at least one point including Bob Kelly (1-2-3) and Rick Lapointe (0-3-3). Dunc Wilson made 43 saves but surrendered 11 goals. Philly won the last three games against Pittsburgh by a 23-2 margin. Don Saleski, who had a goal, recorded his ninth point (6-3-9) in the season's first four games. The Flyers were 4-0-0 with 31 GF and 3 GA. Said Bobby Clarke "Nobody expects that to continue. It would be foolish to get over-confident."
1978 -- January 12 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philly. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but Pittsburgh scored three goals in the opening 3:49 of the second period in a span of 2:24. Bill Barber (2-0-2) and Rick Kehoe swapped goals in the third period. Afterwards, an upset Bobby Clarke said "When you get a three-goal lead, you shouldn't blow it" as the Flyers fell to 4-5-3 in the last 12 games.
1978 -- February 25 -- Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3) assisted on goals by Bob Dailey (1-1-2), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Rick MacLeish and Rick St. Croix made 23 stops in Philly's 3-1 road win. Denis Herron made 36 saves in the loss.
1978 -- June 14 -- Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry were dealt to Pittsburgh for the sixth pick (first round) in the 1978 Draft used to select Behn Wilson. Kindrachuk became the Penguins' captain.
1978 -- October 19 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Paul Holmgren scored in the opening miniute. Danny Lucas scored the only goal (and point) of his 6-game NHL career with 2:16 to play.
1978 -- December 14 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Reggie Leach snapped a tie late in the second period in a 2-1 Flyers' home win. The third period was scoreless, without penalties and the Flyers dominated 13-4 in shots. The Penguins entered the game unbeaten in the prior eight.
1979 -- March 10 -- Denis Herron made 36 saves and Greg Malone scored in the third period to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 home win.
1979 -- December 20 -- The Flyers tied the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak (28 games) when Behn Wilson's PPG beat Greg Millen (34 saves) with 4:08 to play in a 1-1 home tie. While some Pens, including former Flyer Orest Kindrachuk, claimed the puck was kicked into the net by Wilson's skate, referee Dave Newell allowed the goal. Wilson asserted that he "swiped at it with my stick and knocked it in." Pete Peeters made 22 saves with only a 55-footer by Ron Stackhouse beating him. Rick MacLeish and Gary McAdam fought 1:23 before the tying goal. Pat Quinn called his team tight and said "the phantom was shooting down our players."
1980 -- February 2 -- Pete Peeters made 30 stops with his first career shutout and the Flyers scored four first period goals in a 4-0 win at Pittsburgh. Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) led the offense.
1980 -- February 17 -- The Flyers overcame two 3-goal deficits en route to a 6-5 home win. Brian Propp scored the winner with 1:50 remaining. Pittsburgh led 3-0 15:00 into the game and ex-Flyer Ross Lonsberry gave them a 5-2 lead late in the second period. Paul Holmgren scored in the opening minute of the third period to make it 5-4 then Tom Gorence tied the score with 5:47 to play. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) scored consecutive PPGs which got Philly within 3-2 and he was named the game's top star. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 43-31 including 20-12 in the opening period. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-6. Lonsberry (2-0-2) and Pat Hughes (1-2-3) led Pittsburgh.
1980 -- March 11 -- Reggie Leach (his 300th NHL goal) and Al Hill scored 41 seconds apart in the second period of the Flyers' 4-3 road win. Pete Peeters made 25 saves. Bob Dailey, Ken Linseman and Paul Holmgren each had two points. Orest Kindrachuk (1-1-2) gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and George Ferguson (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period. Bobby Clarke said "We probably should have lost. They had better scoring opportunities than we did." The game totaled just five minors. The game was rescheduled from October 27, 1979 when a local union staffing the arena went on strike.
1980 -- October 9 -- In the season opener, Yves Preston, Al Hill and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philly's 7-4 home win. The Flyers led 6-1 midway through the game. Phil Myre made 24 saves.
1980 -- December 13 -- Despite a record-setting performance by Pittsburgh's Paul Gardner, Bobby Clarke's (3-0-3) fourth career hat trick led Philly to a 6-5 road win. Clarke scored each of his goals in the second period, the first at the 0:22 mark. He added a SHG and a PPG 1:30 apart, the latter with 16 seconds left in the second period which tied the game 5-5. The tying goal came during the Flyers third and final man advantage situation. Mel Bridgman scored the GWG in the third period in which the Flyers dominated 15-4 with shots on goal. Gardner (4-0-4), recently acquired in a trade and in his 12th appearance with the club, became the first Penguin to score four times in a game. He scored three PPGs, twice during 5-on-3s. Pittsburgh went 4-for-8 in man advantage situations (the Flyers went 1-for-3). At one point, the Penguins were handed eight consecutive powerplay chances. Pittsburgh killed an early 5-on-3 when two minors were called in the opening 2:08. Gardner's first two goals gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead 8:30 into the game. Ex-Flyer Ross Lonsberry (0-3-3) had three points in the first period as the Penguins took a 3-1 lead into the break. Gardner scored consecutive PPGs 1:51 apart in the second period to give Pittsburgh a 5-2 lead midway through the game. The crowd was 12,165, Pittsburgh's largest of the season. Clarke (3) and Gardner (2) combined for five of six second period goals. Brian Propp started the comeback with 6:40 left in the second period.
1981 -- January 21 -- Pete Peeters made 33 saves and Mel Bridgman scored the GWG in the first minute of play in the Flyers 5-0 home win. Paul Holmgren added a pair of goals in the third period. Rick MacLeish had three points.
1981 -- February 17 -- Al Hill had two points and Rick St. Croix made 18 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Philly led 2-0 at the 4:38 mark on goals by Bobby Clarke and Tom Gorence.
1981 -- October 11 -- Philly out-scored Pittsburgh 5-0 in the third period and set a team record by scoring four times in a span of 1:22 during an 8-2 victory. Ilkka Sinisalo, in his second NHL game, became the third NHL player to score his first goal via a penalty shot which came 16 seconds after Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) made it 5-2. The goal came with 3:21 to play, off Paul Harrison. Behn Wilson (1-1-2) started the scoring three seconds into a powerplay. Reggie Leach (2-1-3) led the offense. Pete Peeters made 31 saves. Tim Kerr had a decisive win over Paul Baxter in a fight.
1981 -- October 29 -- Ken Linseman (0-4-4) and Mel Bridgman (3-1-4), who scored three times off Michel Dion including the GWG with about five minutes to play, led Philly to a 6-4 home win and an 8-1-1 start to the season. The game featured 43 penalties and 222 PIMs. Behn Wilson twice beat Paul Baxter in fights including one at the 11:17 mark of the first period when a 20-minute stoppage resulted in 18 penalties and 144 PIMs. Brian Propp had 17 PIMs and three points.
1981 -- November 7 -- The Pens won 7-2 and ended a 9-game losing streak in this series and a skid of 1-17-2 in the last 20 regular season games. Paul Gardner (3-0-3), Randy Carlyle (1-3-4), Mario Faubert (2-0-2) and Pat Boutette (0-3-3) led the Pens. Pelle Lindbergh gave up seven goals on 45 shots in his second NHL apperance; he next played March 4 after a stint in the AHL.
1981 -- December 9 -- Ken Linseman and Bobby Clarke scored first period goals and then Bill Barber tallied consecutive goals in the third period in Philly's 4-1 road win. Paul Holmgren was ejected in the opening period when he took a swing at referee Andy van Hellemond after the ref called Holmgren for a 5-minute major but made no call against Paul Baxter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRemorcdDwU
1981 -- December 20 -- Ron Flockhart's (1-1-2) PPG with 2:15 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Bill Barber (1-1-2) added an ENG for a 3-1 victory. Pete Peeters made 24 saves. Michel Dion made 34 saves including 18 in the first period. Russ Anderson of Pittsburgh was ejected 75 seconds into the game after a fight with Ray Allison.
1982 -- January 23 -- Ron Flockhart (2-1-3) and Al Hill scored in the final nine minutes of the third period to help the Flyers to a 5-5 tie in Pittsburgh. After Philly tied the score 5-5, per the Flyers' inquiry, a minor penalty was issued to the Penguins' Pat Price for using an illegal stick. The Penguins took a 5-3 lead with two goals scored in 14 seconds. Rick St. Croix and Michel Dion both made 30 saves. The Flyers were absent six regulars including forwards Bobby Clarke, Paul Holmgren and Tom Gorence and defensemen Bob Dailey, Behn Wilson and Frank Bathe.
1982 -- February 7 -- Ray Allison's (2-0-2) second goal came with 1:18 to play and gave the Flyers a 5-4 home win. The goal came amid controversy as to whether the puck crossed the goal line before a blown whistle. The Flyers entered the third period trailing 4-2 but Bill Barber's (2-0-2) second goal tied the score with 6:04 remaining. Pittsburgh's Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) scored twice in the second period and gave them a 4-2 lead. Pete Peeters made 24 saves. The Flyers (0-5-4) nine-game winless skid was halted.
1982 -- February 20 -- Pittsburgh went 5-for-8 on PPGs, including three during a 5-minute major to Behn Wilson, en route to a 6-5 home win. Rick Kehoe (0-5-5) and Mike Bullard (2-1-3) led the offense. Kehoe's five assists was one shy of tying Ron Stackhouse's six for most by an opponent against the Flyers. The game was tied 3-3 when Wilson was penalized for a cross-checking with 1:15 left in the second period. Bullard made it 4-3 with two seconds to play in the period then ex-Flyer Rick MacLeish and Bullard made it 6-3 early in the third period. A pair of goals made it 6-5 with more than 10 minutes to play. Pete Peeters made 30 saves. Six Flyers had multiple point games including rookie Ron Flockhart who scored in an eighth straight game which established (since broken) a team record.
1982 -- October 23 -- Bobby Clarke became the 16th player to appear in 1,000 NHL games but Michel Dion made 48 saves and Pat Boutette scored twice in a 4-2 Penguins' home win. The Flyers held a 50-17 shots advantage including 38-8 through two periods but the score was tied 2-2.
1982 -- October 28 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves and Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Ray Allison (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 9-2 home win. Lindsay Carson added three points (1-2-3). Paul Holmgren and Clarke scored in the opening 31 seconds of the second period to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Michel Dion (21 saves, 27 shots) was removed at the 25:35 mark for Denis Herron (18 saves, 21 shots) with Philly leading 6-1.
1982 -- December 4 -- Pelle Lindbergh (24 saves) and Dennis Herron (30 saves) battled to a scoreless tie in Pittsburgh. Bill Barber suffered a torn MCL when he crashed into the boards, was removed from the ice on a stretcher and missed the next 14 games. In his return January 8, he had five points against Hartford though he played in an exhibition match January 6 against a touring all-star Soviet team. Paul Holmgren left the game with back spasms and missed the following game.
1982 -- December 12 -- The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 45-22 and skated to a 4-3 home win. Paul Holmgren's PPG gave Philly a 1-0 lead then Ron Flockhart made it 2-0. Mark Howe played a splendid game and was named top star. Paul Baxter had two goals for Pittsburgh including one with 20 seconds remaining and during a penalty to Darryl Sittler for elbowing Baxter. Michael Dion made 41 saves in the defeat then complained that the two goals shouldn't have counted but on-ice officials "are afraid of the fans here." Both teams questioned the officiating of Wally Harris including Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon who said "If it was up to Wally Harris, we wouldn't have won tonight. I kept thinking how glad I am that Harris is retiring after this year. I thought he was retired tonight." Brad McCrimmon's (1-1-2) first goal as a Flyer gave Philly a 4-2 lead.
1983 -- January 13 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Darryl Sittler (2-0-2) scored twice and the Flyers won a club-record (since broken) 10th straight game, 8-1 at home. Barber picked up his 800th NHL point on a goal by Sittler. Ilkka Sinisalo had three assists and Bob Froese made 24 saves. Roberto Romano made his first NHL start for Pittsburgh and stopped 33 shots. Brad McCrimmon and Kevin McClelland fought.
1983 -- February 24 -- Mark Taylor had three (1-2-3) points and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in Philly's 6-3 home win. The Penguins led 3-2 late in the second period but Sinisalo scored a PPG goal and then the Flyers dominated the final period by scoring three goals. Philly outshot the Pens 18-6 in the third period and 43-30 in the game.
1983 -- March 6 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 road win. Sinisalo scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first period. Sinisalo, perhaps en route to a hat trick, was slashed near by Paul Baxter and suffered a bruised hand initially thought to be fractured. The news wasn't as positive for the Flyers' Mark Taylor who suffered a re-fracture of the right leg and missed the next seven games. Pittsburgh suffered a franchise-record 46th loss. Attendance: 6,966.
1983 -- October 9 --Bill Barber (2-0-2) became the first Flyer and 19th NHL player to score 400 goals, Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves and Tim Kerr (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 after 40 seconds and 4-0 before the 10-minute mark. Lindsay Carson fought rookie Marty McSorley.
1983 -- October 23 -- Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley, Mark Taylor and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver who picked Mike Stevens) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft were dealt to Pittsburgh for Rich Sutter and 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round choices in the 1984 Entry Draft.
1983 -- October 29 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 road win. Dennis Herron made 36 saves in the loss. Darryl Sittler had the GWG in the early stages of the third period. Ex-Penguin Rich Sutter, jeered and taunted by the 8000+ Penguins' fans in attendance, entered the game by scoring in his first three games with the Flyers, a team first.
1983 -- November 20 -- In the first ever regular season OT game in Flyers' history, Bobby Clarke tallied the GWG in a 5-4 win. Clarke's winning goal came moments after Pittsburgh's Tim Tookey rang one inside off the post. Brian Propp scored twice. The Pens led 3-2 after 40 minutes but were overcome by an 18-6 shot barrage in the third period and OT. Mike Bullard had three points for Pittsburgh. Ex-Flyer Ron Flockhart gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and later said "I was fired up for this one."
1983 -- December 3 -- Philly led 5-1 after one period en route to a 6-3 win at Pittsburgh. Thomas Eriksson (1-2-3), who had three points by the 8:16 mark, and Ron Sutter (2-1-3) each had three points in the game. Bob Froese made 23 saves. Philly held a 46-26 shots advantage. Michel Dion made 40 saves. A brawl at 32:10 was highlighted by Rich Sutter vs. Randy Carlyle.
1984 -- January 3 -- The Flyers rallied for three goals in a span of 2:25 during the third period and claimed a 7-5 road victory. Darryl Sittler (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) sparked the offense. Sittler's PPG evened the game, Tim Kerr scored the eventual GWG 37 seconds later then Ilkka Sinisalo's SHG with 8:01 to play sealed the win. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 17-7 and outscored them 4-2 in the last period. Mike Bullard (2-1-3), Mark Taylor (2-1-3) and Andy Brickley (0-3-3) each had three points for Pittsburgh. Brad Marsh and Pat Boutette fought for the second straight game.
1984 -- March 22 -- The Flyers out-scored the Penguins 7-0 in the third period en route to a 13-4 obliteration of Pittsburgh in Philadelphia. Tim Kerr (2-4-6) had six point including his 50th goal of the season. Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) both had hat tricks. The 13 goals established a team record later equalled in a 13-2 win on October 18, 1984 vs. Vancouver. The Flyers also set a team mark with 35 points and tied the team-high of 22 assists established February 2, 1974 vs. Detroit. Fifteen Flyers had at least one point and 10 had multiple-point games. The Flyers led 2-0 1:53 into the game, 3-0 at the 4:53 mark and 6-1 7:20 into the second period. The Penguins scored three straight goals to make it 6-4 through two periods. In the third period, the Flyers scored three times in 40 seconds to go ahead 10-4. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. The Flyers held a 46-31 shots advantage including 16-8 in the third period. Denis Herron gave up 13 goals and played the entire game. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the first and third periods and 1:19 into the second period. Dave Brown fought Marty McSorley ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPiOqLcl2IQ ). In the third, McSorley fought Daryl Stanley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL5kZLCRW4E). Bill Barber and Darryl Sittler, two future Hall of Fame members, did not play for the Flyers as part of a mandatory "vacation" this being the last of four games per head coach Bob McCammon.
1984 -- March 28 --The Flyers swept the seven-game season series and won for the 11th straight time against Pittsburgh, 5-3 in the Igloo. Bob Froese made 32 saves. Mark Howe's SHG came 48 seconds after ex-Flyer Ron Flockhart's PPG made it 2-2. Ray Allison (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) had points on two important third period goals. Attendance in Pittsburgh was 6,384.
1984 -- October 20 -- Doug Shedden's goal with 0:37 to play enabled the Penguins to snap an 11-game losing skid in this series with a 3-1 victory. Michel Dion made 36 saves. Moe Mantha added an ENG. Pelle Lindbergh made 35 stops.
1984 -- October 21 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) scored two PPGs and Bob Froese made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. Peter Zezel and Brian Propp each had two points. The Flyers led 4-0 before a pair of one-time Flyers, Mike Bullard and Andy Brickley, scored for the Penguins. Denis Herron made 33 saves in the loss.
1984 -- December 1 -- Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 30 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Ed Hospodar gave Philly a 1-0 lead with a late second period goal then Kerr's pair came in the third period. Dave Brown fought Rod Buskas in the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHRufJljAJY ). Philly outshot the Pens 44-31. Roberto Romano made 41 saves.
1984 -- December 21 -- Roberto Romano made 32 saves and John Chabot scored a key goal to lead the Pens to a 4-2 home win. Dave Brown trounced Warren Young in a fight after Mario Lemieux embellished a hit by Brown:
1985 -- February 18 -- The Flyers outshot the Penguins 14-0 to start the game en route to an 8-2 win in Pittsburgh. The Flyers led 4-0 before Pittsburgh lodged their first shot with 4:10 left in the opening period, one in which the Flyers held a 19-1 advantage. The Flyers increased the margin to 43-18 for the game. Brian Propp (1-2-3), Peter Zezel (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) had three points and Thomas Eriksson (2-0-2) scored twice. Bob Froese played in his first NHL game (knee injury) since December 11. Brad Marsh, in his 57th game, scored his first goal of the season. The Penguins lost for the ninth straight time.
1985 -- March 10 -- The Flyers out-scored Pittsburgh 7-1 in the second period en route to a dominant 11-4 home win which put the team in first place. It was the first time in team history the Flyers out-scored a team 7-1 in any period. The Flyers scored six goals in 13:18 to take a 10-3 lead. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 23-11 in the second period and 48-25 overall as all 18 skaters had at least one shot on goal. Sixteen Flyers had a point (Doug Crossman and Brad Marsh did not) led by Rick Tocchet (0-4-4), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3), Todd Bergen (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Len Hachborn (2-0-2). Brian Ford (30 saves, 40 shots) was replaced by Roberto Romano (7 saves, 8 shots). Flyers' starter Bob Froese (5 saves, 6 shots) suffered a groin injury in the first period and was replaced by Pelle Lindbergh (16 saves, 19 shots). Rich Sutter beat Bob Errey in a fight.
1985 -- March 19 -- Ron Sutter scored twice, including the GWG, and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in a 5-3 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers out-scored the Penguins 3-0 in the third period. Dave Poulin (0-3-3) had three assists. Pittsburgh led 2-0 4:55 into the game then Arto Javanainen gave the Pens a 3-2 lead in the second period, one of 14 games he played in the NHL. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 43-32. Denis Herron made 38 saves. The Flyers had 24 goals and won all three games against Pittsburgh in a span of four weeks.
1985 -- October 12 -- Bob Froese improved to 10-0-0 in this series as he made 42 saves, including 18-for-18 in the third period, and Murray Craven snapped a 2-2 tie with 5:51 to play in Philly's 4-2 road win. Peter Zezel had two points. There were two fights including Rick Tocchet-Jim Johnson.
1985 -- November 24 -- Dave Poulin (3-0-3) had his fourth career hat trick and Darren Jensen made 28 saves in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Ilkka Sinisalo's (2-0-2) second goal of the third period, off a nuice pass from Tim Kerr (0-2-2) with 8:17 remaining, came on the PP and put Philly ahead 5-4. The Flyers scored two ENGs in the final minute including the completion of Poulin's hat trick with five seconds to play. Afterwards, Poulin said "Murray Craven worked on my stick for about an hour before the game. I don't know what he did with it, but it worked. And he's going to do it again before the next game, I'll tell you that." Craven (1-1-2) had two points.
1985 -- December 21 -- Bob Froese had 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice in Philly's 4-2 road win. Rick Tocchet fought Dan Frawley at the 0:20 mark; in the second, Kerr vs. Rod Buskas -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRye4xIug9A
1985 -- December 22 -- Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored 2:12 into OT in the Flyers' 3-2 win. Bob Froese made 25 saves. It was Craven's second OT GWG, the only two OT wins to date for the Flyers. Craven said "We've only had two overtime games It's just fortunate that I've scored twice in them. The only way I can explain it is that I've been at the right place at the right time." Gilles Meloche made 35 saves in the loss and later Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan said "Meloche played a great game. It was a shame for him to lose after such a performance." Dave Brown (major) and Terry Ruskowski (minor) were issued penalties 23 seconds into the game. The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep.
1986 -- January 28 -- Darren Jensen had 35 saves, including 16-for-16 in the third period, and Dave Poulin tied the game 2:31 into the final period in Philly's 2-2 tie at Pittsburgh. Rick Tocchet and Terry Ruskowski fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2NS3qMzQc8 ). Since the last time the teams tied, the Flyers owned a 20-2 record in this series.
1986 -- March 20 -- Tim Kerr became the first Flyer to notch three straight 50-goal seasons as Philly earned a 5-1 home win. Bob Froese made 23 saves. It was coach Mike Keenan's 100th victory with the Flyers (in his 152nd game, the second fastest coach to reach that total in NHL history). There were four fights including Rich Sutter- Norm Schmidt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6P9zbB3MNI
1986 -- October 23 -- The Penguins entered the game 7-0-0 but the Flyers prevented them from tying the NHL record for wins to start a season with a 5-3 home win. Bob Froese made 28 saves, including 23 over the last two periods, and Mark Howe (1-3-4) was the game's top star with four points. Froese improved to 15-0-0 in this series. Pelle Eklund and Tim Kerr added a goal and an assist.
1986 -- October 25 -- The Pens ended the Flyers' 6-0-0 start with a 4-2 win in the Igloo. Roberto Romano (41 saves), Doug Bodger (two goals) and Mario Lemieux (three assists) starred.
1986 -- December 20 -- Brad McCrimmon (1-2-3) and Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) scored 10 seconds apart in the first period and the Flyers controlled much of the game, a 6-4 road win. Ilkka Sinisalo (0-3-3) also had three points and Ron Hextall had 29 saves. The Flyers scored four times in the middle period to take a 5-1 lead. Mario Lemieux suffered a sprained knee and missed the next 31 days.
1987 -- January 29 -- Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Murray Craven (2-1-3), who set-up Dave Poulin's go-ahead goal and had three points in the decisive third period, led Philly to a 5-3 home win. The Pens fell to 0-30-2 in the last 32 games at Philly.
1987 -- February 19 -- The Flyers twice rallied from 2-goal deficits but the team's record of 23-straight home wins vs. one opponent was snapped in a 4-4 tie. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) rallied the Flyers by scoring the only two goals in the final period including with 1:57 remaining.
1987 -- March 22 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Dave Brown and Brad McCrimmon scored second period goals. Craig Berube fought and defeated Dan Frawley in two second period fights. The Flyers improved to 34-0-3 in the last 37 home games in this series.
1987 -- March 24 -- Pittsburgh rallied from a 3-0 second period hole to tie the Flyers 3-3 in the Igloo. Glenn Resch made 36 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 35 stops for the Penguins. Don Nachbaur and Warren Young got into a clash, Nachbaur and Mitch Wilson were tossed -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuh_DuBQAQ
1987 -- October 18 -- Dave Brown scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 3-2 home win. The Flyers improved to 35-0-3 in the last 38 home games played in this series. Wendell Young made 16 saves for his second and final win (2-3-0 in six appearances) with the Flyers.
1987 -- November 3 -- Mario Lemieux had two goals and Pat Riggin made 27 saves in the Pens' 5-1 home win.
1987 -- November 12 -- Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Dave Poulin's SHG in the final minute of the second period made it 4-2. The Flyers improved to 36-0-3 in the last 39 home games against Pittsburgh. Flyers' head coach priased the efforts of Rick Tocchet by saying "Believe it or not, I love Rick Tocchet. I love the way he plays, when he plays to his capabilities. He's a great kid who wears his heart on his sleeve. He was ticked off when I did sit him down (the prior game), and he came back to play well tonight."
1987 -- December 15 -- Murray Craven (1-3-4) had four points and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 5-2 road win. The Flyers unbeaten streak improved to nine games (7-0-2) after a 6-13-3 start to the season. Mark Howe scored his 100th goal since joining the Flyers. Randy Cunneyworth had both Pittsburgh goals.
1988 -- January 15 -- Derrick Smith's goal snapped a 3-3 tie in the third period, Philly scored three PPGs, all by defensemen (Doug Crossman, Bill Root and Mark Howe) and Ron Hextall made 37 saves en route to a 5-4 road win. The Flyers upped their record to 31-4-4 in the last 39 games played in this series. Murray Craven had three assists. Mario Lemieux had three (2-1-3) points.
1988 -- March 19 -- Steve Guenette (38 saves), Mario Lemieux (1-3-4) and Zarley Zalapski (1-3-4) led the Pens to a 7-0 home win. The Penguins' PP was 4-for-10 while the PK was a perfect 12-for-12. The Flyers lost for the fifth straight time (one away from a then team record). Ron Hextall (22 saves, 27 shots), who was replaced by Mark Laforest (9 saves, 11 shots), suffered a shoulder separation and missed five games. The Flyers were missing six regulars including Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Ron Sutter and Murray Craven. Don Nachbaur of Philly was assessed a team-record eight different penalties in the game. Among the other penalties was a gross misconduct to the Penguins' Dan Frawley during a fight with Greg Smyth. In the third period, Smyth fought Jimmy Mann (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbQty...layer_embedded) who suffered a groin injury when he stepped on a stick during the altercation resulting in multiple missed games.
1988 -- March 20 -- The Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit, scored four times in the second period, and defeated the Penguins 4-2. Philly improved to 37-0-3 in the last 40 home games in this series. Peter Zezel (1-2-3) and Mark Laforest (27 saves) led the way. The Flyers scratched seven regulars due to injuries including Ron Hextall, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Ron Sutter and Murray Craven. Mario Lemieux scored his 60th goal.
1988 -- October 18 -- Mario Lemieux (3-1-4) and Steve Guenette (25 saves) led Pittsburgh to a 4-2 home win.
1988 -- November 6 -- Mark Howe (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Each team had three PPGs, including Randy Cunneyworth who scored with one second left for the Pens. The Pens held a 14-3 shots advantage in the third but managed just one goal. Rob Brown had three points for the Pens. Fights included Jeff Chychrun-Richard Zemlak, Jay Wells-Dan Frawley and a third period mini-brawl involving Peter Zezel-Paul Coffey and Scott Mellanby (attempt to injure penalty)-Doug Bodger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn8v8-x56Zg
1988 -- December 8 -- In a game highlighted by the ejections of nine players (four Flyers, five Penguins) and 281 PIMs (141 to the Flyers, 140 to the Penguins), Philly recorded a 4-3 win and improved to 39-0-3 in the last 42 home games in this series. Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) scored the tying and go-ahead goals and Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) added a late third period PPG to make it 4-2. Ron Hextall made 27 saves and Jay Wells (1-1-2) added two points. Pittsburgh scored two PPGs in the first 5:15 of the game to take a 2-0 lead but failed on the next nine PPs and finished 2-for-11; the Flyers went 2-for-9 on PPs. Mario Lemieux scored a SHG in the final minute but earlier in the period was stopped on a breakaway by a Hextall poke-check. Earlier in the game, referee Denis Morel disqualified a potential Rob Brown goal due to an intentional deflection off his body which led Penguins' coach Gene Ubriaco to say afterwards "We'd better go to replays. All we want is justice." Tocchet also was vocal by a non-goal he contends went past goalie Tom Barrasso. The game's first fight, Jeff Chychrun vs Jay Caufield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb_s4HV5E0g), happened in the opening minute. At the 3:20 mark, Craig Berube and Richard Zemlak fought (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DtYR3p-efY). The Penguins' Scott Hannan was ejected for a high-stick major on Eklund's tying goal. Early in the second period, Dave Brown fought Caufield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATFBdb7mevk), after Scott Mellanby was sticked in the face by Caufield, which went uncalled, and led Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren to send out Brown, Berube, Don Nachbaur, Terry Carkner and Chychrun on the next faceoff. About eight minutes later, Eklund gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead just past the game's midway point. Twenty-seven seconds later, a massive brawl, highlighted by eight ejections (four to each side) and included 138 PIMs, began when Tim Kerr and Randy Cunneyworth collided along the boards and escalated with fights involving Kerry Huffman vs. Dan Quinn, Kjell Samuelsson vs Steve Dykstra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udfYi2etkwU ), Pelle Eklund vs. Jim Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JykfAFyL4dU; "I think Pelle got a five-minute penalty for getting punched in the head," said Holmgren) and Jeff Harding vs. Zemlak ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Q6lGqfYqw . The second period ended with a Mellanby-Bob Errey fight. The game had 281 PIMs (61 in the first period, 200 in the second period and 20 in the third period). The PIM leaders for the Flyers included Harding (25 PIMs), Mellanby (19) and Samuelsson (19) and Zemlak (22), Caufield (20) and Johnson (19) of the Penguins. Harding, in his second NHL game, received a double game-misconduct for making contact with an official during the melee and was suspended three games. Of the 38 players who saw ice time, 29 (15 to the Flyers) were issued penalties.
1988 -- December 29 -- The Flyers' PK stopped the NHL's top PP with a perfect 7-for-7 outing and added a SHG while the PP was 2-for-7 in a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh. Terry Carkner's (1-1-2) SHG and Brian Propp's (1-1-2) PPG came less than three minutes apart in the second period and gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Paul Coffey, who took 9 of Pittsburgh's 17 shots and scored on a breakaway with 1:21 to play, and Phil Bourque (two shots) were the only Penguins to take multiple shots. Mario Lemieux, who tied the game 1-1 in the first period, reportedly played 16 minutes in the second period when the Penguins were given six PP chances but was frustrated most of the game by Kjell Samuelsson. Ron Sutter, substituting for the injured Tim Kerr on right wing, scored the game's first goal. Rick Tocchet hammered Dan Frawley in the first of five fights during the game. Each team was assessed 51 PIMs.
1989 -- February 2 -- Wendell Young made 39 saves and the Pens snapped the Flyers' team-record home unbeaten streak against one opponent at 42 games (39-0-3), 5-3. At one point, Philly went 48-1-4 in a stretch of 53 home games. John Cullen (1-1-2) had two points in the first period.
1989 -- April 2 -- Mario Lemieux's ENG, his 85th goal of the season, led the Pens to a 6-5 OT win in Philly. The Flyers pulled Ron Hextall during the OT in an attempt to improve PO positioning in the regular season finale. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 43-21. Philly rallied from a 5-2 third period hole. Brian Propp (2-1-3), Kevin Stevens and Lemieux all scored twice. The Flyers had a 29-2-1 home record against Pittsburgh in the 1980s (a 2-game skid). Late the game, there was a brawl featuring Dave Brown-Jay Caufield (fights 1:40 into the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGrd6dmif5s)
1989 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Tom Barrasso made 27 saves and Rob Brown netted the only goal of the third period, with 6:43 to play, in a 4-3 Penguins' home win. Kevin Stevens (0-3-3) and Zarley Zalapski (0-3-3) had three points. Dave Poulin's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead which increased to 3-1 on PPGs by Tim Kerr and Brian Propp. Dan Quinn and John Cullen scored in a span off 33 seconds in the second period to tie the game 3-3. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-2 and the Penguins' PP was 2-for-3. Ron Hextall made 25 stops.
1989 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, Tim Kerr (3-0-3) scored a first period natural hat trick in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Pittsburgh. Kerr scored two PPGs in the first period, the hat trick was the third in his PO career and came on his first three shots of the game. Ron Hextall, the game's number two star, made 28 saves including stops on four breakaways (two each by Mario Lemieux and Dan Quinn) and 11 shots on goal by the game's third star Paul Coffey. Mark Howe was a +2 and had 2 assists. Brian Propp scored in the last minute of the second period to make it 4-2. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-6 while the PK was 7-for-8 including killing a two-man disadvantage for 40 seconds in the third period. Tom Barrasso (6 saves, 9 shots) was removed due to the flu (he was hit in the collarbone during Game 1) and replaced by Wendell Young (10 saves, 11 shots). The game started at 8:55 p.m. (ET) after a delay of approximately 80 minutes due to a power failure.
1989 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, Phil Bourque scored 12:08 into OT and Tom Barrasso made 44 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win at Philly. Brian Propp's breakaway was stopped moments before the GWG. Mario Lemieux (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers held a 47-32 shots advantage. It was the Penguins third straight win in Philly after going 15 years and 42 games without a victory. Rick Tocchet suffered a hyperextended right knee in a collision with John Cullen and missed Games 4 and 5. Craig Berube-Phil Bourque ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhyX7wlbcP4 ) fought seven seconds into the game and Jeff Chychrun-Troy Loney fought late in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbTfiXDzdzI ).
1989 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, Tim Kerr scored two second period PPGs in a span of 2:21 and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Dave Poulin (1-1-2), Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) also had two points. John Cullen gave the Pens a 1-0 lead at the 3:22 mark, Poulin tied it then Kerr's pair made it 3-1. Philly held a 28-19 shots advantage. Terry Carkner added a third period SHG. The Flyers were 8-for-8 on the PK and 2-for-8 on PPs. Kjell Samuelsson was named the game's second star, in part, for shutting down Mario Lemieux who eventually left the game after a collision with teammate Randy Cunneyworth. Craig Berube-Paul Coffey -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvyUDNZFHGs
1989 -- April 25 -- In Game 5, Mario Lemieux (5-3-8) thrilled the home crowd by scoring a hat trick just 6:55 into the game and added a fourth goal before the period ended in the Penguins' 10-7 win. Pittsburgh led 6-1 after one period and 9-3 after two periods but the Flyers nearly staged an improbable rally by scoring four third period goals to narrow the margin to 9-7. Lemieux's final goal was scored into an empty net, on his ninth shot. Paul Coffey (0-4-4), Rob Brown (2-1-3, consecutive goals within three minutes of each other) and Bob Errey (1-2-3) contributed. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) led the Flyers' attack. Eklund scored six seconds into second period, the fastest PO goal to start any non-first period in NHL history. The Flyers outshot the Pens 45-35 including 21-7 in the third period. Lemieux was listed as questionable for the game due to being knocked out of Game 4 after he bumped heads with teammate Randy Cunneyworth. Ron Hextall chased Rob Brown -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptI60UfDrs ; Fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_O4DPIYck8&NR=1
1989 -- April 27 -- In Game 6, Tim Kerr, (10-4-14 through six games), who picked up his 14th point in this series, and Derrick Smith (2-0-2), who provided his usual tenacious forecheck and was named the game's top star, both scored twice and Ron Hextall made 20 saves in Philly's 6-2 home win. Mark Howe (0-3-3, +4), Kjell Samuelsson (0-2-2, +4), Scott Mellanby (0-2-2) and Mike Bullard (0-2-2) had multi-assist nights. Kerr scored twice in the first period which gave Philly a 2-0 lead. Randy Cunneyworth scored twice for Pittsburgh in the opening 5:24 of the second period, sandwiching a Smith goal, and the Flyers had a 3-2 which increased to 5-2 after Ron Sutter and Smith, the latter in the closing minute, made it 5-2 through two periods. Pittsburgh was outshot 38-22 shots advantage including 13-3 in the third period. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on the PP. With 5:36 to play, John Cullen's high-stick led to a 5-minute major and his ejection when he caught Pelle Eklund near the mouth. Mario Lemieux was held to two shots, zero points and was a minus-3 as he was continually frustrated by the Flyers' checking line of Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "You know what you get from Derrick Smith. He's a tremendous forechecker and a hard worker and it's nice to see his work get rewarded." Poulin said of Smith "(His) goals don't generally reach the back of the net" to which Smith replied "Ninety percent of my goals don't hit the back of the net; they just make it over the line." The season-saving victory came with a price, however, as Kerr was slashed by Jim Johnson and rendered ineffective for the remainder of the playoffs due to a broken thumb/hand which had to be numbed/frozen prior to games. Hextall suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament when his right knee made contact with a post and missed Game 7. Two Flyers returned from injuries for this game: Ilkka Sinisalo, out for three months with a broken arm (played in 13 regular season games and missed the first 11 post-season contests) and Rick Tocchet from a hyperextended right knee suffered in Game 3.
1989 -- April 29 -- In Game 7, the Flyers stunned the Penguins 4-1 in Pittsburgh to advance to the Conference Finals. Backup netminder Ken Wregget starred and made 39 saves as an emergency replacement for goalie Ron Hextall who suffered a sprained MCL injury in Game 6; Wregget was informed he'd play after the morning skate. With the game tied 1-1 in the second period, Dave Poulin netted a momentum-shifting SHG 2:36 after Mario Lemieux evened the game with a PPG. Mike Bullard and Scott Mellanby added third period goals. The Flyers' PK went 7-for-8 and Ron Sutter was tremendous. Mark Howe (0-2-2) and Propp (1-1-2) had multi-point games. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-34. Future Hall-of-Fame members Lemieux and Paul Coffey were both -3. Among those playing injured: Derrick Smith (severe charley horse), Jay Wells (broken toe), Rick Tocchet (damaged right knee), Tim Kerr (hand) and Keith Acton (bruised rib, which prevented him from playing some shifts in the game). GM Bobby Clarke said "If it wasn't the playoffs, there's no way those guys play. No way." SERIES RECAP: Tim Kerr set a team-record for points in a PO series (10-5-15, 5 PPGs). Other top scorers included Brian Propp (6-5-11), Mark Howe (0-9-9), Dave Poulin (4-3-7) and Mike Bullard (2-5-7). The Flyers' supreme checking of line of Derrick Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby was another factor and Smith's (3-1-4) three goals were surpassed by just three teammates. Mario Lemieux (9-5-14), Zarley Zapalski (0-8-8) and Paul Coffey (0-6-6) led Pittsburgh. Philly was 11-for-40 on the PP while Pittsburgh was 10-for-42. The Flyers' PP was 20-for-74 through this series in the 1989 POs.
1989 -- November 28 -- Ken Wregget's 33 saves led the injury-riddled Flyers to a 6-3 road win. The Flyers had seven regular players scratched due to injuries. Mark Howe (2-1-3), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Mike Bullard (1-2-3) paced the offense. Sinisalo upped his career total against Pittsburgh to 45 points in 45 games. Penguins' fans jeered their team throughout with chants to fire head coach Gene Ubriaco (among them "Pack your bags Gene-o") and multiple boos targeting Mario Lemieux. Afterwards, Lemieux was asked about the boos and he said "It does have an effect on human beings and I'm no exception to that." Bullard scored the 300th goal of his NHL career then said "I scored my 100th goal as a Penguin here, my 200th goal as a Flame and now my 300th as a Flyer in this building."
1989 -- November 30 -- Ken Wregget made 34 saves, and came within six minutes of a shutout, in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Scott Mellanby, Ron Sutter, Ilkka Sinisalo and Murray Craven each had a goal and an assist. Mellanby and Sutter scored in the first 4:28 to give Philly a 2-0 advantage. The lead increased to 4-0 with a pair of third period goals. Paul Coffey had 10 shots for Pittsburgh. Rick Tocchet was ejected for a slashing major in the second period. Again, among the absent were Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp and Ron Hextall.
1990 -- January 16 -- Rob Brown (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) led the Pens to a 4-3 home win. Pete Peeters and Tom Barrasso both made 31 saves.
1990 -- January 30 --Tim Kerr (2-1-3) had three points and Ken Wregget made 35 saves backing the slumping Flyers (1-9-3 in the last 13) to a 6-3 win at Pittsburgh. Kerr, who seven days earlier returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing 33 straight games due to shoulder surgery, was rammed into the boards by Jim Johnson (major for boarding) and needed to be helped to the bench. Said coach Paul Holmgren of Kerr "I'm sure his career flashed before him." Tony Tanti (3-0-3) had all three Penguins' goals. Mario Lemieux (0-3-3) became the second NHL player (Wayne Gretzky, 51 games) in history to register a point in 40 straight games (streak ended at 46 games).
1990 -- February 11 -- Frank Pietrangelo made 37 saves and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three points in the Penguins' 4-1 win in Philly. Craig Berube fought Richard Zemlak -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUMv2zFX0_U
1990 -- February 20 -- John Cullen (3-0-3) and Paul Coffey (0-4-4) led Pittsburgh to a 6-4 home win. Cullen scored twice and gave the Pens a 2-0 lead, then completed the hat trick with an ENG. Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) gave Philly a 3-2 lead.
1990 -- March 22 -- Ken Wregget made 28 saves, including 16 in the first period and Keith Acton (2-2-4) had four points including three in the decisive third period of Philly's 5-3 home win. Derrick Smith snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period. The Flyers netted three goals in the third period. Jeff Chychrun (1-2-3) had three points. Mike Bullard (in his final Flyers' game), who scored earlier in the game, was removed from the ice on a stretcher due to a groin injury because of a collision with Paul Coffey. The fourth-place (Patrick Division) Penguins entered the game with a three-point lead over the Flyers in the standings; however, the Flyers went 0-3-2 the rest of the season and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 1972 (the Islanders made the POs with 73 points and the Penguins [72 points] and Flyers [71 points] did not). Prior to the game, Fred Shero and Rick MacLeish became the 6th and 7th members to be inducted into the Flyers' Hall-of-Fame.
1990 -- October 16 -- Prior to the game in Pittsburgh, Tim Kerr received news that his wife Kathy passed away from complications just ten days after giving birth to their daughter Kimberly on October 6. Mrs. Kerr was chairwoman the previous two years of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival. Tim Kerr returned home from Pittsburgh on a private plane with Flyers' execs Jay Snider and Russ farwell. Penguins' management ordered a moment of silence before the game to which Ron Sutter of the Flyers said "Mr. (Craig) Patrick and the Pitsburgh Penguins showed a tremendous amount of class. I can speak for the players and organization, it was a great expression on their part." Ken Wregget (30 saves), Scott Mellanby (2-0-2) and Derrick Smith (1-1-2) led Philly to a 5-1 win.
1990 -- October 30 -- Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and Frank Pietrangelo (33 saves) led the Pens to a 6-2 win in Philly. The Penguins scored goals on their first two shots. Tim Kerr played in his first game since his wife Kathy passed away two weeks earlier from complications after giving birth to their child. Kerr received a standing ovation upon his first shift and later said "That was great. The people here are life my family."
1990 -- November 21 -- Pelle Eklund scored twice in the third period and Philly rallied from a 2-0 deficit to score five straight goals in a 5-4 road win. Less than three minutes into the third period, Flyers' goalie Pete Peeters was injured after a collision with Kevin Stevens and replaced by Bruce Hoffort who surrendered two goals on 10 shots.
1991 -- January 15 -- The Flyers led 4-0 less than 15 minutes into the game and held on for a 5-4 home win. Rick Tocchet scored twice including his 30th goal for the fourth consecutive season. Dale Kushner, Kjell Samuelsson (1-1-2) and Mike Ricci (1-1-2) had the other goals. Paul Coffey was penalized for interference about four minutes after becoming the Penguins' all-time leading scorer among defensemen and at that time the Flyers switched goalies from Pete Peeters (13 saves/16 shots) to Ron Hextall (7/8); on the ensuing PP, Ricci scored to give Philly a 5-3 advantage.
1991 -- January 31 -- Scott Mellanby had the go-ahead goal, Ron Sutter scored twice and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Mellanby and Sutter scored third period goals 1:50 apart, the only goals of the period. Sutter (2-0-2), Mike Ricci (1-1-2) and Kjell Samuelsson (0-2-2) led the offense. Craig Berube fought Bob Errey.
1991 -- March 26 -- Mario Lemieux became the first Penguin to record a hat trick in the Spectrum as Pittsburgh won 3-1. Two of the goals came on breakaways. Tom Barrasso made 37 stops. Philly held a 38-21 shots advantage.
1991 -- March 30 -- In the regular season finale, Philly's Kjell Samuelsson scored with 2:13 left in a 4-4 tie at Pittsburgh. Each team scored three third period goals. The Pens took a 4-3 lead 28 seconds after the Flyers rallied from a 3-1 hole. Ken Wregget made 35 saves for the Flyers. Mark Pederson was issued a 5-minute kneeing major for injuring the Pens' Mark Recchi who said it was the "worst pain" he had ever felt but did not miss the opening of the playoffs. The Flyers also killed a 4-minute spearing penalty to Craig Berube with Pittsburgh leading 3-2. Pittsburgh was 1-for-10 on the PP while Philly was 0-for-2. The Flyers finished the season 2-10-1 and after the game captain Ron Sutter said "I'm not here to cut Russ (Farwell) down or to say he shouldn't have said some of the things we read in the papers, but the comments he made about us lacking leadership and character, well, I'm disappointed he said them at this time of the year." Some players were disappointed in the lack of a move at the March 5 trade deadline and expressed feelings when seeing Farwell's comments earlier in the month.
1991 -- October 6 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Pelle Eklund and Rod Brind'Amour picked up two assists in a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh's home opener. The Penguins were 0-for-8 on the PP while the Flyers were 0-for-6. In the last five minutes of regulation, the Penguins were given a 5-on-3 for 1:23 courtesy of minors issued to Flyers' defensemen. While on the first PP, Mario Lemieux returned to the ice after receiving a 14-stitch cut to his lip from an accidental high stick earlier in the game. Bob Errey was penalized with 1:09 left in the third but the Flyers failed to score. Rick Tocchet (game misconduct) and Ulf Samuelsson were issued penalties at the end of OT.
1991 -- October 10 -- Joey Mullen (2-1-3) and Paul Coffey (1-2-3) led Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win in Philly.
1991 -- November 20 -- Tom Barrasso made 29 saves and Jaromir Jagr and Larry Murphy each had three points in Pittsburgh's 5-2 home win.
1991 -- November 29 -- Kevin Stevens scored a natural hat trick in the first period and had five points (4-1-5) in Pittsburgh's 9-3 win in Philly. Stevens' goals gave the Pens a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes. Ken Wregget was removed after the third goal and Dominic Roussel went the rest of the way. Tom Barrasso made 28 saves and Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4) and Mario Lemieux (2-1-3) had seven combined points. The Pens led 6-0 before Philly scored the next three in the third period; Dan Quinn (1-2-3), Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (0-2-2) had all eight points.
1991 -- November 30 -- Tom Barrasso made 33 saves and Mark Recchi had three points in Pittsburgh's 5-1 home win. Paul Coffey suffered a broken nose after being checked by Kevin Dineen.
1992 -- February 16 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philly. Each team scored in all three periods and Pittsburgh held one-goal leads three times. Claude Boivin was ejected for a checking-from-behind major in the first period. With 16 seconds left in OT, Al Conroy and Mario Lemieux got into a physical confrontation, after a verbal battle, which led to 116 PIMs and 10-minute misconducts to all 10 skaters. A few days earlier, Lemieux was fined $1,000 for calling the NHL "a garbage league."
1992 -- February 19 -- Rick Tocchet, Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Flyers' 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in the 1993 Entry Draft were sent to Pittsburgh for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and L.A.'s 1st round choice (Flyers chose Jason Bowen) in the 1992 Entry Draft. The trade was part of a three-team deal which also involved Los Angeles receiving Paul Coffey from Pittsburgh in exchange for Jeff Chychrun, Brian Benning and a first-round pick (the latter two dealt to Philly).
1992 -- March 30 -- Grant Jennings, who entered the game with two goals, scored twice and his second goal gave Pittsburgh a 6-5 home win. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) scored a PPG 1:17 into the game. Mario Lemieux (1-3-4) had four points. Dan Quinn (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
1992 -- October 6 -- Eric Lindros made his NHL regular season debut, a 3-3 draw in Pittsburgh. ESPN aired the game, the network's first hockey broadcast after the NHL's four-year commitment with SportsChannel America. The Flyers' Dominic Roussel made 42 saves and was perhaps the game's best player. Mario Lemieux (two points, eight shots) opened the scoring at the 0:46 mark. Kevin Stevens made it 2-0 but Brent Fedyk scored for Philly. Pittsburgh's Rick Tocchet made it 3-1 when he scored a PPG with Brian Benning (ejected for spearing Lemieux) penalized. Lindros scored his first NHL regular season goal, on his second shot, to make it 3-2, 0:31 into the third period then Doug Evans tied it 3-3 at 1:19. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 45-29; the Flyers had the only two shots in OT. Afterwards, Lindros admitted "I usually sleep like a bear from 1 to 5 but today I was nervous." Lemieux said "He played pretty well for a first game, I thought he was nervous."
1992 -- December 15 -- Kevin Stevens (2-1-3), Mario Lemieux (1-2-3) and Tom Barrasso (21 saves) backed Pittsburgh to a 6-2 home win.
1992 -- December 17 -- Jaromir Jagr's (2-0-2) OT goal gave the Penguins a 5-4 win in Philly. The game marked the first time Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) played in Philly since he was traded about 10 months earlier. Tocchet scored twice by the 7:43 mark during a 5-minute major powerplay in the first period issued when Ryan McGill (Flyers) and Kevin Stevens (Penguins) were tossed in an altercation started when McGill whacked Tocchet who later called it "a cheap shot... he sucker-punched me from the side." The Flyers held a 16-7 shots advantage through the opening period which was tied 2-2. The Penguins went ahead 4-2 in the second period but Mario Lemieux (0-4-4) had four assists. Pittsburgh went 3-for-5 on PPs. Tom Barrasso made 27 saves. Mark Recchi (0-3-3) had three assists for the Flyers. Tommy Soderstrom made his NHL debut and made 22 saves.
1992 -- December 23 -- Mario Lemieux (2-1-3) and Tom Barrasso (20 saves) led Pittsburgh to its third win in nine days against the Flyers, 4-0 in Philly.
1993 -- January 30 -- Kevin Stevens's PPG with 4:10 to play gave the Pens an eventual 4-2 home win. The Flyers, shutout for the first 52+ minutes of the game, tied the score with two third period PPGs in a 53-second span. The first five goals were scored on PPs.
1993 -- March 2 -- Garry Galley's goal with 3:33 left gave Philly a 5-4 home win and snapped a 14-game skid (0-9-4-1) in this series. Mario Lemieux (1-1-2) played for the first time since January 5 in his return from Hodgkin's Disease treatment and he scored his 40th goal. The Flyers' Dominic Roussel gave up three goals on 11 shots and was replaced by Tommy Soderstrom who made 21 of 22 stops including a late key save on Lemieux. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) had three point games. Kevin Stevens (2-1-3) led Pittsburgh. The Pens went 3-for-5 on PPs. Jaromir Jagr was tossed in the second period for a high-sticking major.
1993 -- March 20 -- Mario Lemieux (4-1-5) scored four PPGs, had his second consecutive four-goal game and recorded his 30th hat trick in Pittsburgh's 9-3 home win. Ron Francis (1-4-5) added five points. Lemieux had each PPG and the team was officially 4-for-6. Pittsburgh out-scored Philly 5-0 in the second period and led 7-0 through two periods which forced the removal of Tommy Soderstrom for Dominic Roussel. The Flyers closed to within 7-3 with three third period goals.
1993 -- September 21 -- Claude Boivin, who underwent knee surgery in January 1993 and missed the rest of the regular season, reinjured his left knee in a preseason home win 4-1. Boivin collided with the Penguins' Grant Block. Boivin returned October 30, played one game, then had additional surgery which kept him out through December 4, 1993. Mikael Renberg, in his second NHL exhibition game, scored twice and had three points (2-1-3) playing alongside Eric Lindros and Mark Recchi.
1993 -- October 5 -- In the season opener, broadcast on ESPN, Dimitri Yushkevich snapped a third period tie and Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points in Philly's 4-3 home win. Dominic Roussel made 23 saves. The Flyers trailed 2-0 before 10 minutes expired. Viacheslav Butsayev gave Philly a 3-2 lead but Bryan Trottier evened the game with 20.9 seconds left in the second period. The Flyers won their ninth straight game, continuing a streak from the prior season.
1993 -- November 16 -- Jaromir Jagr (1-4-5) had five points for the first time and led Pittsburgh to an 11-5 home win on ESPN. Ron Francis (1-2-3), Bryan Trottier (2-1-3) and Kevin Stevens (1-2-3) each had three points. The score was tied 3-3 in the second but Kjell Samusellson broke the tie and the Pens led 7-3 after 40 minutes. Pittsburgh was 3-for-5 on PPs. Tommy Soderstrom made 37 saves but surrendered 11 goals. The Pens held a 48-30 shots advantage. Ken Wregget made 25 saves.
1993 -- December 28 -- Marty McSorley's first tally of the season was the only goal in a 4-4 tie in Pittsburgh. The Pens had 40 shots including all six of the OT period. Four goalies surrendered goals including Tom Barrasso who was removed 6:37 into the game as he gave up two goals on three shots. Pittsburgh was 2-for-8 on the PP. Four Flyers had two-point efforts including Garry Galley who had a brief fight with Kevin Stevens in the game's final six minutes.
1994 -- February 13 -- Tom Barrasso turned aside 22 shots and Mario Lemieux scored twice in the third period to lead the Pens to a 3-0 win in Philly.
1995 -- March 5 -- The Flyers out-scored the Pens 4-0 in the third period (18-6 in shots) en route to a 6-2 home victory. Philly went 4-for-7 on the PP, including Eric Lindros' GWG which was his 200th NHL point. Dimitri Yushkevich (2-0-2) and Garry Galley (0-3-3) led the offense, Ron Hextall made 23 saves. In the opening period, Ulf Samuelsson was called for kneeing Lindros. In the second period, Samuelsson's high-stick to the face of Craig MacTavish required four stitches under the left eye.
1995 -- April 1 -- Wendell Young made 30 saves and Pittsburgh scored three straight goals in a 3-2 home win. Each team went 2-for-7 on the PP.
1995 -- April 16 -- Rod Brind'Amour's goal 1:30 into OT gave the Flyers an inspirational home win, 4-3. Mikael Renberg tied the game with 19.9 left in regulation. Both goals came on PPs and off Eric Desjardins point shots. Troy Murray bloodied Brind'Amour with a check from behind and received a 5-minute major with 48.8 left in the third, leaving Brind'Amour with a stream of blood oozing from his cheek/face. Then, with three-tenths of a second left in regulation, Ulf Samuelsson's stick jabbed John LeClair in the throat giving the Flyers a rare 5-on-3 in OT (rules prevent a 4-on-2). Ron Hextall picked up his 200th win. Philly held a 27-16 shots edge and outshot the Pens 22-7 in the second, third and OT periods combined.
1995 -- November 4 -- Mario Lemieux (2-2-4) and Norm MacIver (0-3-3) led the Pens to a 7-4 home win. Philly was without Ron Hextall, Eric Lindros and Joel Otto due to injuries then lost Brent Fedyk after he strained a knee upon scoring in this game. Garth Snow made 12 saves on 14 shots in relief of Dominic Roussel but suffered the loss. Patrik Juhlin scored twice for Philly.
1995 -- December 17 -- Rod Brind'Amour's (1-2-3) goal with 2:12 left in regulation lifted Philly to a 6-5 home win. Eric Desjardins (1-2-3) scored the tying goal with 7:10 to play. The Flyers led 4-2 lead but the Pens took a 5-4 lead in the third period. Chris Therien (2-0-2) scored two PPGs and Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP. The Flyers held a 49-38 shot advantage. Garth Snow made 33 saves. Ken Wregget (43 saves), Ron Francis (2-1-3) and Jaromir Jagr (1-2-3) led the Pens. Eric Lindros and Mario Lemieux met for the first time.
1996 -- January 27 -- Mario Lemieux (3-2-5, 36th hat trick) and Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) led the Pens to a 7-4 home win. The two players each scored PPGs in 22 seconds to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead in the first period. Garth Snow was removed for Ron Hextall with Pittsburgh leading 5-2 in the second period.
1996 -- March 31 -- John LeClair (3-0-3) recorded a natural hat trick and Eric Lindros had three assists in a 4-1 Flyers' home win. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. Dale Hawerchuk earned his 1,370th point, moving him into ninth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 40-17 including 20-3 in the middle period; Tom Barrasso was 20-for-20. It was the last time the teams met at the Spectrum and the Flyers had a W-L-T record of 65-15-7.
1996 -- November 21 -- Dale Hawerchuk (3-1-4), who entered the game with just one goal in 15 games, recorded a hat trick off Ken Wregget in a 7-3 home win. Philly scored four times in the third period. Trent Klatt's first period SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Ron Hextall made 23 saves. The crowd of 19,515 was the largest to view a hockey game in Pennsylvania history.
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1997 -- February 15 -- John Druce snapped a scoreless tie with under five to play in the second period and Ron Hextall made 17 saves in Philly's 5-1 home win. Eric Desjardins scored a SHG in the final minute of the second period to make it 2-0. Pat Falloon scored a key goal 23 seconds after the Pens cut the score to 2-1 early in the third period. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 35-18 including 14-3 in the second period. Ken Wregget made 30 saves for Pittsburgh.
1997 -- February 16 -- Trent Klatt scored two goals and Garth Snow made 28 saves in Philly's 6-2 win which also ended a 14-game (0-10-4) winless streak at Pittsburgh. The Pens led 2-0 and held the Flyers off the board until Klatt's goal 12:54 into the second period. Klatt also scored the GWG early in the third period on a short-handed breakaway. John LeClair, John Druce and Rod Brind'Amour each had a goal and an assist. Patrick Lalime gave up all six goals. Dan Kordic and Francois Leroux fought twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO8uGv_fWkc
1997 -- March 8 -- Fredrik Olausson scored 19 seconds into OT and Ken Wregget made 32 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-2 home win. Mario Lemieux picked up his 100th point with 7:21 to play on Glen Murray's PPG. Garth Snow made 31 saves and Vaclav Prospal scored twice for the first-place Flyers, his first NHL goals in his second career game. The slumping Penguins had lost 10 of the prior 11 games.
1997 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Philadelphia, Eric Lindros (1-3-4) and Pat Falloon (2-0-2) led the offense while Garth Snow stymied Pittsburgh by making 27 saves in a 5-1 triumph. Snow made his first PO start and among his terrific saves was a point blank glove save off Mario Lemieux in the final period. Rod Brind'Amour had two assists. The Pens entered the series 0-12-1 in their last 13 road games. Falloon gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the opening period. John LeClair scored in the opening minute of the second period and Rod Brind'Amour scored in the final minute of the middle period to up the Flyers lead to 3-0. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 38-28. Ken Wregget made 33 saves in the loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csuzXtXtbIo
1997 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, Trent Klatt scored the GWG with 6:20 left in regulation and Garth Snow made 28 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. Klatt, whose GWG came as the puck bounced into the air and was knocked into the net by goalie Ken Wregget, was named the game's top star with two points (1-1-2) and had a series of solid hits. The third period included an offensive explosion highlighted by three goals in a span of 2:29: John LeClair tied the game at 2-2 just 68 seconds after Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) gave the Pens a 2-1 lead, 81 seconds after Joel Otto knotted the game 1-1. Pittsburgh led 1-0 after 40 minutes on Mario Lemieux's (1-1-2) first period goal. Klatt (1-1-2) and Joel Otto (1-1-2) each had two points. Wregget, called "phenomenal" by Otto, made 36 stops in the loss. Lemieux said of Snow "He was once again the difference." The Penguins were now 0-14-1 in their last 15 road games. Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoyoJ-Un77Y)
1997 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, the Flyers scored two key PPGs and unleashed a record-setting 53-shot attack en route to a 5-3 road win. The Legion of Doom Line of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg were chosen the three stars of the game, had 15 shots on goal, seven points and the trio combined on Lindros' (1-1-2) go-ahead goal in the decisive second period in which the Flyers out-scored Pittsburgh 3-0. Pat Falloon's PPG tied the game just past the midway point of the second period. Lindros' blast made it 3-2 about three minutes later. LeClair (1-1-2) scored an important PPG with 12 seconds left in the middle period while Mario Lemieux served a slashing penalty. Renberg had three points (1-2-3) including assists on the tying and go-ahead goals. Garth Snow made 35 saves and had an assist on the Flyers' fourth goal. Vaclav Prospal (0-2-2) had assists on the Flyers' last two goals. The Flyers set team-records for shots on goal in a PO game (53), in a PO period (28) and for shots on goal by both teams in any PO period (39). The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 53-38 including 28-11 in the record-setting first period and 40-26 through 40 minutes. Ken Wregget made 48 stops including 27 on 28 shots in the opening period. The Penguins' PP was 0-for-8 through two games but Jaromir Jagr (2-0-2) scored two PPGs in the first period which gave his team a 2-1 lead. Eddie Olczyk received a 4-minute minor for cutting Shjon Podein's head with a high-stick in the first period; however, during the infractions, the Flyers were whistled on two separate penalties which gave the Penguins an eventual PP and a 2-1 lead.
1997 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, Ken Wregget made 37 saves in the Pens' 4-1 home win. Ian Moran gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead then Ed Olczyk and Petr Nedved followed Shjon Podein's game-tying goal with consecutive unassisted SHGs to give the Pens a 3-1 advantage after one period. Mario Lemieux finished the scoring with a third period goal. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP. Garth Snow made 21 saves in the loss.
1997 -- April 26 -- In Game 5, Rod Brind'Amour's phenomenal accomplishment helped the Flyers eliminate the Penguins 6-3 in Philadelphia. Brind'Amour netted two SHGs in a span of 54 seconds in the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQmalkotz0 ) and tied NHL records for most SHGs by a player in one period and in one playoff game; it was the second fastest such feat by a player in NHL PO history (Tom Fitzgerald of the NYI scored twice in 48 seconds against Pittsburgh in 1993). He also set a team record for fastest two goals by a player in a PO game (broken by Eric Lindros about two weeks later). Lindros scored the second fastest PO goal to start a game in team history (Terry Murray at 0:07 in 1981 at Quebec) to put Philly on top 1-0 at the 0:14 mark. Goals by Kevin Hatcher and Mario Lemieux (1-1-2), who announced April 5, 1997 that he would retire upon completion of this season and was given a loud show of appreciation in this his last game (he returned in 2000), gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead. Brind'Amour's two goals came with Petr Svoboda in the box in the final 2:22 of the opening period and gave Philly a 3-2 lead. Ron Francis' PPG made it 3-3 in the second period. John LeClair and Trent Klatt gave Philly a two-goal cushion as the Flyers held a 37-11 shots advantage through two periods and 45-18 in the game. Vaclav Prospal scored an ENG. Brind'Amour (2-1-3), Lindros (1-1-2) and Janne Niinimaa (0-2-2) led the offense and Garth Snow made 15 saves. Jaromir Jagr (0-3-3) had three points and Ken Wregget made 39 saves for Pittsburgh. The Pens went 0-15-1 in their last 16 road games. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14NvtHBheDU . SERIES RECAP: Eric Lindros (3-6-9), John LeClair (4-1-5), Rod Brind'Amour (3-2-5), Mikael Renberg (1-4-5) and Janne Niinimaa (0-5-5) led the Flyers' offense. The Flyers' PP was 4-for-29 but 0-14 in the final two games. Pittsburgh was 4-for-23 on the PP.
1997 -- October 9 -- Chris Joseph snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period off a terrific feed from Eric Lindros (1-2-3) in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. . Said Joseph "I just buried my head and shot the puck." Ron Hextall made 19 saves. Jaromir Jagr clipped Joel Otto near the face and was issued a double-minor in the opening minute of the game.
1998 -- March 7 -- Martin Straka scored the go-ahead goal with 9:25 left and the Penguins scored three third period goals en route to a 6-4 home win. Ken Wregget made 34 saves and the offense was led by Ron Francis (1-3-4) and Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4). Darius Kasparaitis' shoulder to the head of Eric Lindros resulted in the first of six concussions for the Flyers' forward; he missed the next 18 games before returning in mid-April for the last four regular season games and five playoff games. Lindros scored a 5-on-3 PPG 49 seconds earlier to give Philly a 4-2 lead but 31 seconds later, and 18 seconds before the check, Jiri Slegr scored a SHG to get Pittsburgh to within one goal. Mike Sillinger scored twice for the Flyers and Paul Coffey had three assists. Sean Burke (15 saves, 18 shots) made his Flyers' debut but departed 12:35 into the second period because of back spasms and Ron Hextall (7 saves, nine shots) finished. The game was aired by Fox Sports.
1998 -- March 8 -- Alexandre Daigle (1-1-2) scored his first goal as a Flyer on a breakaway with 0:53 left in OT and snapped a 15-game scoreless drought to lift Philly to a thrilling 4-3 home win. Shjon Podein gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead with 0:46 left in regulation but Jaromir Jagr scored with 0:15 remaining ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RwiSEes6l0 ). Chris Gratton fought Jiri Slegr 3:44 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJMkbDUe6Ls ). Mike Sillinger opened the scoring less than a minute later with Darius Kasparaitis in the box. Colin Forbes fought Kasparaitis 6:48 into the first period (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvr_cIzakoM). The Flyers were issued four minors, all to defensemen, in a 10-minute stretch during the first period but the Penguins couldn't take advantage. The Flyers held three one-goal leads in regulation. Ron Hextall made 23 saves including a stop on Stu Barnes' penalty shot. Rumors circulated (later verified) during the game that Wayne Cashman was to be replaced as head coach by Roger Neilson. A couple of hits -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2--btRzsIPI . The game was aired by ESPN.
1998 -- March 21 -- Fredrik Olausson (1-1-2), Ron Francis (1-1-2) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) each scored PPGs and Stu Barnes (0-3-3) added assists on those goals in Pittsburgh's 4-3 home win. Francis earned his 1,000th career assist on Olausson's 5-on-3 goal which made it 2-2. The Penguins' PP was 3-for-8. Tom Barrasso made 22 saves. The win was Pittsburgh's 1,000th in team history. Daniel Lacroix fought Chris Tamer in the first period. In the second period, Lacroix was ejected in the second period for spearing Darius Kasparaitis. Said Lacroix "Bad retaliation by me. I thought there should have been a call.'' Philly outshot Pittsburgh 25-15 and limited the Penguins to six shots at even-strength.
1998 -- November 3 -- Maxim Galanov scored twice, including the tying goal with 5:24 left in the third period, in a game that ended 4-4 in Pittsburgh. The Flyers led 3-0 11:28 into the game and held a 13-1 shots advantage. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points. Peter Skudra was replaced by J.S. Aubin in the third period but re-entered the game 2:25 later, then Aubin returned in the last two minutes of the third when Skudra suffered a bruised left leg.
1998 -- November 17 -- John Vanbiesbrouck made 25 saves and the Flyers went 7-for-7 on the PK in a 4-1 road win. Pittsburgh, owners of the NHL's top PP at the time, had the man-advantage for twelve of the first 25 minutes but failed to score. The game was scoreless until Keith Jones scored off an Eric Lindros feed 19 seconds after the Captain exited the penalty box following a double minor. Rod Brind'Amour snapped a 1-1 tie 9:30 into the third period. Eric Desjardins scored three seconds into a PP with 4:22 to play which resulted in a bench minor to the Penguins when coach Kevin Constantine tossed a water bottle at referee Stephen Walkom for the initial infraction then refused to send out his players for the faceoff. Roman Vopat, acquired earlier in the day from Chicago, made his Flyers' debut and crushed Victor Ignatiev late in the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYAFD71R9M ). The Flyers entered the game 1-13-5 in the last 19 games at Pittsburgh.
1999 -- February 21 -- Eric Lindros and Daymond Langkow scored in the middle period and Ron Hextall had 18 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 win. Lindros and John LeClair had two points. Lindros had at least one point in 19 of his past 20 games. Langkow's goal snapped a 0-for-22 team skid on the PP.
1999 -- March 13 -- Martin Straka (2-2-4) and Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4) both had four points in Pittsburgh's 4-0 home win. Jagr's goal, which accounted for his 100th point of the season, was called "pretty spectacular" by Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson while Jagr labeled it "lucky" as he swatted in a rebound. Petr Skudra made 24 saves. Ron Hextall moved ahead of Bernie Parent on the Flyers' games played list by a goalie with his 487th appearance (he finished with 489).
1999 -- April 8 -- Rod Brind'Amour had two points and JVB made 17 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. John LeClair scored his 40th goal for the third straight season. Pittsburgh lost for the tenth straight time in Philadelphia.
2000 -- January 8 -- Mikael Renberg and Mark Recchi each had a goal and two assists and JVB made 22 saves in Philly's 6-2 home win. The Flyers held a 40-24 shots advantage. Luke Richardson and Matthew Barnaby fought in a third period fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMmL5tERsEs ). The Flyers beat Pittsburgh for the 11th straight time in Philadelphia.
2000 -- January 23 -- John LeClair scored with 1:00 to play in a 4-4 tie at Pittsburgh. Mark Recchi had three assists. The Flyers held a 20-4 shots advantage in the first period (39-27 overall) but trailed 2-1 with German Titov (2-1-3) scoring both for the Penguins. Alex Kovalev had three assists. Sandy McCarthy beat Dennis Bonvie in a spirited clash. Earlier in the day, the Flyers acquired Keith Primeau.
2000 -- February 24 -- Luke Richardson scored with 8.8 seconds left in OT lifting the Flyers to a 4-3 win at Philly, the team's 12th straight victory against Pittsburgh in Philadelphia. John LeClair (0-3-3) had three assists and Brian Boucher made 27 saves. Jaromir Jagr did not play for Pittsburgh while among the absent Flyers were Eric Lindros and Keith Primeau.
2000 -- March 26 -- JVB made 27 saves and Craig Berube and Keith Primeau scored second period goals to lead Philly to its 13th straight win at home in this series, 3-1. J.S. Aubin made 37 saves in a loss. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 40-28, including a 23-shot attack in the middle period. Dan McGillis' check-from-behind sent Jaromir Jagr (bruised back) out of the game at the 4:59 mark. Late in the first period, Chris Therien (15 PIMs) and the Pens' Bob Boughner (29 PIMs) and Matthew Barnaby (15 PIMs) were tossed as part of a brawl which featured 51 PIMs to Pittsburgh and 27 to the Flyers. The Flyers had 35 PIMs in the game to Pittsburgh's 59. The brawl -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZCnQBchZgE
2000 -- April 1 -- Brian Boucher made 22 saves and John LeClair (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (1-1-2) had two points in a 3-2 road win. Martin Straka scored both Pens' goals. The Flyers' Ulf Samuelsson suffered a knee injury and missed the rest of the season including playoffs.
2000 -- April 27 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Semis at Philly, Ron Tugnutt, who entered the game with a lifetime mark of 1-7-2 against the Flyers, made 28 saves in Pittsburgh's 2-0 win. Jaromir Jagr scored in the first period and Martin Straka added an ENG. The Penguins were outshot 28-14. Pittsburgh won in Philly for the first time since February 13, 1994 and including the 1997 POs, the Flyers had won 16 straight home meetings. Roger Neilson returned to the team as an assistant coach. Dr. Isadore Brodsky (and other medical personnel) advised the Flyers' head coach not to return to full-time head coaching duties due to multiple myeloma diagnosed December 9. Neilson left the Flyers on February 19 and underwent stem cell transplant surgery on March 10 to battle the form of bone cancer. Neilson said "Although I had hoped to come back as head coach, I am completely respectful of the doctors' opinions and I look forward to helping out Craig and the coaching staff in any way I can."
2000 -- April 29 -- In Game 2 of the Conference Semis at Philly, Ron Tugnutt made 44 saves, Jaromir Jagr and Robert Lang each scored twice and Martin Straka had three assists in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win. The Penguins went 2-for-10 on PPs and the Flyers went 0-for-8. Rick Tocchet, Luke Richardson and Craig Berube drew game misconducts with 5:09 to play as the Flyers were assessed 84 PIMs to Pittsburgh's 30 PIMs ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpO8g5L4MgA ). After the game, Darius Kasparaitis said "This is the year 2000, not the year 1960. I don't know what they are trying to prove but they don't scare us." The Flyers won the next four games.
2000 -- May 2 -- In Game 3 of the Conference Semis at Pittsburgh, Andy Delmore scored 11:01 into OT to give Philly a 4-3 win. The Flyers held a 44-18 shots advantage including 22-5 combined in the third period and OT (11-1). Delmore's (2-0-2, +3) first goal, which gave Philly a 1-0 lead, was controversial as teammate Valeri Zelepukin made contact with goalie Ron Tugnutt in the crease as the puck entered the net. Keith Jones (1-2-3) made it 2-0. Pittsburgh scored twice in the second period. After LeClair gave Philly a 3-2 lead in the third period, Jaromir Jagr tied the game with 5:32 left in regulation ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCGs2v2L8D8 ). Ron Tugnutt made 40 saves and Jagr (2-1-3), Martin Straka (1-2-3) and Jan Hrdina (0-2-2) had eight of the Pens' nine points. The Flyers ended an 8-game PO OT losing streak. Through three games, the Flyers held a 117-57 shots advantage.
2000 -- May 5 -- In Game 4 of the Conference Semis at Pittsburgh, Keith Primeau's goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68w-jb7JfgU ) in the fifth OT at 2:35 a.m. (ET) ended the third longest game in NHL history at 152:01 and gave Philly a 2-1 win. The start time was roughly 7:35 p.m. (ET). Philly held a shot advantage of 72-58. Ron Tugnutt made 70 saves and Brian Boucher made 57 saves. The Pens were credited with 42 blocked shots. Dan McGillis played a game-high 61:05. Jaromir Jagr played 59:08 despite missing the pregame skate. Eric Desjardins had a game-high 73 shifts. There were 159 faceoffs. Alex Kovalev scored 2:22 into the game. The Flyers began the series 0-for-16 on PPs but John LeClair tied the score on the 17th attempt, awarded after a video review. Game summary -- http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...rs_pens_game4/
2000 -- May 7 -- In Game 5 of the Conference Semis at Philly, led by the phenomenal achievements of Andy Delmore and Mark Recchi, the Flyers recorded an important 6-3 victory. Delmore (3-0-3) had a record-setting outing as he became the first Flyers' d-man to score a hat trick in any PO game, became the first NHL rookie d-man to have a hat trick in a PO game, tied the NHL record for most goals in a PO game by any d-man and became the first NHL rookie d-man to have two multiple-goal games in a PO year (he had two goals in Game Three). Recchi (1-4-5) tied team PO records with five points (done previously by Reggie Leach and Bob Dailey) and four assists (accomplished five prior times). Daymond Langkow scored 23 seconds into the game and the Flyers led 2-0 at the 3:27 after Delmore's first goal. The Flyers nearly duplicated that outburst in the second period when Dan McGillis scored 16 seconds in then Recchi made it 4-0 at the 3:47 mark. Matthew Barnaby was ejected after bumping referee Mark Faucette in the second period following Delmore's goal which made it 5-1 (The NHL issued a $1,000 fine to Barnaby for his pregame altercation with John Vanbiesbrouck, $1,000 for charging into Faucette and added a $25,000 fine for failing to reamin on good behavior after a skirmish against Toronto earlier in the year). Less than a minute later, Luke Richardson was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for shooting the puck off the chest of Bob Boughner who was penalized for roughing Keith Jones. Penguins' head coach Herb Brooks said of Richardson "I wonder if he is a direct descendant of the coward who murdered Jesse James." Jaromir Jagr suffered a leg injury and played just 5:04. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-2. Brian Boucher made 29 saves. Ron Tugnutt (21 saves, 26 shots) was replaced by Petr Skudra (10 saves, 11 shots). [/QUOTE]
2000 -- May 9 -- In Game 6 of the Conference Semis at Pittsburgh, Brian Boucher made 27 saves and Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 series clincher. In the first minute, Keith Primeau was taken off the ice on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion after being hit in the face by the shoulder of Bob Boughner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgdrf2dZku4 ). Kent Manderville also left the game, but returned, after being punched in the back of the head by the Penguins' Jaromir Jagr. The Penguins failed on the first two PPs of the game and had three chances in the first period. Recchi scored 11 minutes into the game on the Flyers' first PP attempt. LeClair scored in the second period. Rene Corbet got the Penguins' lone goal midway in the final period. SERIES RECAP: Mark Recchi (2-6-8), Andy Delmore (5-1-6) and John LeClair (3-3-6) led the Flyers' offense. Brian Boucher had a .920 save percentage (161-175) and teammate Luke Richardson said "He might have gotten overlooked a little bit, but I thought he was our MVP." The Flyers held a 249-175 shots advantage. Ron Tugnutt had a .942 save percentage (224-238). Martin Straka (2-6-8), Jaromir Jagr (5-1-6, scoreless in the final three games) and Jan Hrdina (0-5-5) led the Penguins. The Flyers' PP was 4-for-24 while Pittsburgh was 2 for 27.
2000 -- November 8 -- Alex Kovalev had a hat trick (even, PP, SHG) and J.S. Aubin made 29 saves in the Pens' 5-2 home win. Brian Boucher was replaced in the second period by Roman Cechmanek with Pittsburgh up 4-1. Todd Fedoruk, who later scored his first NHL goal, fought and bloodied Matthew Barnaby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8dpjCAnuA
2000 -- November 24 -- Garth Snow made 36 saves and Alex Kovalev scored in the first period of Pittsburgh's 1-0 win which ended a 13-game losing streak to the Flyers in Philadelphia.
2001 -- February 7 -- Alex Kovalev (3-2-5) had five points in his 600th NHL game and Jaromir Jagr (2-2-4) had four points in the Pens' 9-4 home win. The Pens scored five times in the second period amid a 15-3 shot advantage. Pittsburgh led 3-0 at the 3:54 mark but the Flyers rallied to tie the score 3-3 after the first period and among the goals was a SHG by Kent Manderville which snapped a 122-game personal scoreless drought. Each team used two goalies and all four surrendered goals. Roman Cechmanek gave up six goals and was replaced by Brian Boucher midway in the second period with the score 6-3. J.S. Aubin played the last two periods after Garth Snow re-injured a groin .
2001 -- April 7 -- John LeClair's (2-0-2) PPG with 20.4 seconds remaining in OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 home win. LeClair evened the game with a PPG midway in the third period. In the opening period, the Pens scored three times in a span of 6:15 as Mario Lemieux (1-2-3) and Jaromir Jagr (1-2-3) each had three points. The opening period included four fights: Luke Richardson-Krzysztof Oliwa ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtCuvmJGU6o ) , Chris McAllister-Steve McKenna ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEllvNv2eEc ), P.J. Stock-Bob Boughner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzSGIYDv1yk ) and Richardson-Billy Tibbetts ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbrgsX5lZaQ ). In the second period, the Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 21-3 and were the recipients of six straight penalties to Pittsburgh including an ejection to Wayne Primeau. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 39-14 in the game including 31-6 after the first period. Garth Snow made 35 saves in the defeat. Roman Cechmanek made 11 stops in the Flyers' win. Philly finished 3-for-9 on PPs while Pittsburgh was 2-for-3. Pittsburgh had 51 PIMs while the Flyers had 26.
2001 -- October 31 -- Brian Boucher stopped 27 shots in a 3-0 home win and became the first Flyers' goalie to record consecutive shutouts in two nights (also at Washington). When told of his accomplishment, Boucher said "Oh, really? Wow, that's something." John LeClair scored 25 seconds into the game and the Flyers added a pair in the second period including one by Dan McGillis with one second remaining. Mark Recchi and Jeremy Roenick each had two points. Among those who did not play due to injuries were Mario Lemieux, Alex Kovalev and Martin Straka for Pittsburgh and Eric Desjardins and Rick Tocchet for the Flyers. Pittsburgh fell to 16-76-17 all-time in Philadelphia. Kim Johnsson's eight-game point streak (where it ended) was the longest by a Flyers' defensemen since Garry Galley's had eleven in 1993-94. The Flyers wore their vintage orange jerseys and through an online auction, the jersey raised $67,947, which went towards the Flyers' contribution of $187,000 to the Twin Towers Fund (9/11/01 terrorist attacks).
2002 -- January 21 -- Mario Lemieux (0-4-4), Alexei Kovalev (1-2-3) and Alexei Morozov (2-1-3) combined for 10 points in Pittsburgh's 5-2 home win. Johan Hedberg made 22 saves. The Pens led 2-0 but the Flyers rallied to even the score in the third period on Ruslan Fedotenko's second goal of the game. Morozov snapped the tie followed by PPGs by Robert Lang and Kovalev. The Flyers' 8-game win streak was halted.
2002 -- January 29 -- Marty Murray scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 3-2 win. Keith Primeau knotted the score with 17.5 seconds left in the third period on a play started by Jeremy Roenick when he stripped Alex Kovalev at the blue line. John LeClair and Mark Recchi each had two points. Brian Boucher made 22 saves for the victory. J.S. Aubin made 29 saves in the defeat. Roenick was erroneously credited with his 1,000th NHL point, recognized on the video scoreboard and met with a loud ovation, but after a later review and doubt by Roenick, the assist was properly issued.
2002 -- March 23 -- The Flyers' Mark Recchi became the 177th NHL player to appear in 1,000 regular season games and he had two assists in a 4-4 tie. Adam Oates and Ruslan Fedotenko also had two assists for the Flyers. Jan Hrdina (1-2-3) led Pittsburgh's offense and Alex Kovalev scored twice in the the third period. Kent Manderville, traded from Philly six days prior, scored 10 seconds into the third period for Pittsburgh to narrow the deficit to one goal and then 50 seconds later Kovalev evened the game. Billy Tibbets, who was acquired for Manderville, had an assist and later fought Krzysztof Oliwa. Simon Gagne was one of four Flyers to score and he gave the team a 4-3 lead before Kovalev tied the score again.
2002 -- April 6 -- Jeremy Roenick and Adam Oates each had a goal and an assist in Philly's 3-1 win at home. Roman Cechmanek made 17 stops in earning his first win since February (injury). The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 37-18 including 19-6 in the middle period. After the game, Roenick said "We got a win. Can you believe it? Holy smokes" as the Flyers snapped a 5-game skid. Chris McAllister, playing for the injured Eric Desjardins, suffered a broken wrist early in the game after being checked into the boards by Shean Donovan and missed the remainder of the regular season and POs.
2002 -- November 27 -- John LeClair suffered a dislocated shoulder and missed the next 47 games; he did not return until March 13, 2003. Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 41 saves and Pittsburgh's PP went 4-for-6 in a 7-2 home win. Jan Hrdina (1-2-3), Mario Lemieux (0-3-3) and Dick Tarnstrom (0-3-3) led the Pens. The Flyers outshot the Pens 43-21 including 19-2 in the third period. Roman Cechmanek gave up four goals before being replaced by Robert Esche early in the second period.
2003 -- March 15 -- Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) scored consecutive PPGs in the second period and led Philly to a 4-1 win at Pittsburgh. Tony Amonte (0-3-3), in his second game as a Flyer, and Keith Primeau (0-2-2) combined for five assists. The Flyers held a 34-14 shots advantage and outshot the Penguins 19-8 in the second period and 7-1 in the third period. Roman Cechmanek made 13 saves for the win while Johan Hedberg made 30 saves in the loss. The Penguins' winless streak stretched to 11 games (0-10-1).
2003 -- March 20 -- Brian Boucher made 21 saves and John LeClair (2-1-3) scored twice in a 4-2 home win for the Flyers. Pittsburgh led 2-0 at the 4:06 mark including a goal by Rico Fata at the 13-second mark.
2003 -- March 29 -- Roman Cechmanek made 20 stops and Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) scored the GWG 3:23 into a 3-0 Flyers' home win. Cechmanek's shutout, his 19th, moved him into second place on the Flyers' all-time list. Marty Murray (1-1-2) also had two points.
2003 -- March 31 -- The Flyers swept the home-and-home series as Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points in a span of 8:05 during a 3-goal second period and Philly cruised to a 6-1 win at Pittsburgh. Michal Handzus scored a key goal as he evened the game 1-1 with 34 seconds remaining in the first period. Roman Cechmanek picked up the win by making 16 saves.
2003 -- October 11 -- The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the Pens rallied for a 3-3 tie in Philly. Sebastian Caron made 32 saves and Mario Lemieux (1-1-2) ended a personal-record 10-game scoring drought with Pittsburgh's second goal.
2003 -- November 26 -- Sebastian Caron made 38 saves for Pittsburgh while Robert Esche stopped 19 in a game that ended 1-1 in the Igloo. The Flyers dominated the last 25 minutes of the game out-shooting Pittsburgh 20-3.
2003 -- December 3 -- Jeff Hackett made 30 saves and Radovan Somik, Chris Therien and Eric Weinrich scored their first goals of the season in Philly's 5-2 home win.
2004 -- January 12 -- The Penguins, 22-47-4 and the worst team in the NHL, recorded a 2-1 win in Philly. Dick Tarnstrom and Tom Kostopoulos scored PPGs and Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 33 saves.
2004 -- January 31 -- Robert Esche made 27 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-3 win in Pittsburgh, sending the Penguins to their ninth straight loss. John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Michal Handzus and Donald Brashear had two-point efforts for the Flyers. Patrick Sharp had the go-ahead goal.
2004 -- March 14 -- Simon Gagne scored the lone goal in the third period in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh. Aleksey Morozov scored two second period goals for the Penguins.
2005 -- October 14 -- Mike Rathje's PPG 3:17 into OT gave the Flyers a 6-5 home win. The Flyers held a 41-20 shots advantage including 5-0 in OT and scored the GWG moments after a two-man advantage expired. Sidney Crosby (13 seconds left in regulation) and Sergei Gonchar (1:24 into OT) were issued minors and the latter had seven seconds remaining at the time of the winning goal. Peter Forsberg (0-4-4) and Gagne (2-2-4) each had four points. Each team scored two PPGs. Philly led 5-1 10:44 into the second period after Simon Gagne connected with consecutive goals and then Derian Hatcher followed with a SHG. Ryan Malone's PPG with 7:49 left in the second period began the Penguins' rally. Dick Tarnstrom's PPG during a third period two-man advantage made it 5-4. Max Talbot, who won a faceoff, dumped a shot from past center ice that bounced off an inattentive Antero Niittymaki for his first NHL goal. Niittymaki said he was watching a replay on the video screen and "It was a stupid mistake, it won't happen again." Highlights and reaction of the odd goal scored against Nittymaki ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRJAOAUJRg8 ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojN5DFlT9Gw ). Crosby (1-1-2) and John LeClair (1-1-2) each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. Marc-Andre Fleury (16 saves, 20 shots) was replaced 4:07 into the second period by Sebastian Caron (19 saves, 21 shots) who made an impressive save with 1:11 left in regulation ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2en2oKYx9SY ).
2005 -- November 16 --Marc-Andre Fleury made 45 saves and Sidney Crosby (2-1-3) scored with 47 seconds left in OT in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win at Philly. The game was scoreless entering the third period but tied 2-2 6:44 into the third period. Ryan Malone (1-1-2) and Crosby scored in a 56-second span and then Joni Pitkanen (2-0-2) scored a pair of PPGs. Philly held a 47-29 shot advantage including 5-1 in OT.
2005 -- November 19 -- Jeff Carter and Michal Handzus scored 41 seconds apart early in the third to help lift Philly to a 6-3 road win. Antero Nittymaki made 27 stops including 15-for-16 in a first period dominated by the Pens but that ended one goal for each team. The game was even 3-3 after two periods. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) led all players.
2005 -- December 23 -- The Flyers rallied for a 5-4 road win as Peter Forsberg (2-1-3) and Mike Knuble scored within a span of 69 seconds in the last five minutes of the third period. Dennis Seidenberg (1-1-2), Simon Gagne (1-1-2) and Mike Richards (0-2-2) had two points and Antero Niittymaki made 22 saves. Philly went 2-for-11 on PPs while Pittsburgh was 1-for-6. The Flyers held a 3-0 lead but the Pens scored the next four including two by Sidney Crosby (2-1-3) within 44 seconds in the opening 2:27 of the third period. Ben Eager fought Matt Murley.
2006 -- January 21 -- Robert Esche, out with a groin strain since December 15, returned to action and backed the Flyers to a 2-1 win in Pittsburgh. R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter scored PPGs. Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup for his first game since December 3 (surgery). Antero Niittymaki's streak of playing in 18 straight games ended (tied a team record for a rookie goalie with Tommy Soderstrom).
2006 -- January 23 -- Mike Knuble (1-1-2) snapped a tie with 2:05 to play in Philly's 4-2 win at home. Antero Niittymaki made 24 saves. Mike Richards and Shane Endicott fought as time expired ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qiw0qftMvk ).
2006 -- March 12 -- Colby Armstrong scored both goals, off assists from Sidney Crosby, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves in the Pens' 2-0 home win.
2006 -- April 11 -- Jeff Carter's PPG with 6:32 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win. Robert Esche made 23 saves and Joni Pitkanen (1-1-2) and Freddy Meyer (0-2-2) had two points. The Flyers led 3-0 but the Penguins evened the score. Sergei Gonchar (0-3-3) and Sidney Crosby (1-1-2) led the Pens. Donald Brashear fought Eric Cairns ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhNdcSz-jM ).
2006 -- October 5 -- Marc-Andre Fleury set a record for most saves by a goalie in an opening-game shutout with 40 in the Penguins 4-0 home win. The previous record was 38 by Glenn Hall (Chicago over Boston, 1964) in a 3-0 win. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 20-6 in the second period but were out-scored 2-0. Michel Ouellet, Jarkko Ruutu and Sidney Crosby each scored and had an assist. The Flyers went 0-for-10 on the PP. Derian Hatcher fought Chris Thorburn ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRlLQGQXGM ) in the first period then Ben Eager fought Thorburn, briefly, in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isM5s...feature=relmfu).
2006 -- October 28 -- Marc-Andre Fleury (31 saves), Sidney Crosby (3-0-3), Evgeni Malkin (1-2-3) and Maxime Talbot (2-0-2) led the Penguins to an 8-2 victory in Philly. Pittsburgh scored four second period goals.
2006 -- November 13 -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves and Evgeni Malkin scored with 2:03 to play in Pittsburgh's 3-1 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 36 saves in the loss. The teams combined 0-for-12 on the PP.
2006 -- November 20 --Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves and Ray Whitney (1-2-3) had three points in Pittsburgh's 5-3 win at Philly. The Penguins led 3-0 after one period. Philly had three PPGs and Joni Pitkanen (0-3-3) factored in each.
2006 -- December 13 -- Sidney Crosby (1-5-6), Sergei Gonchar (1-4-5) and Ryan Malone (1-3-4) led Pittsburgh to an 8-4 home win. The Pens' PP was 3-for-9. Antero Niittymaki (19 saves, 26 shots) was replaced by Martin Houle (2 saves, 3 shots) in the third period.
2007 -- January 13 -- Evgeni Malkin (2-1-3) and Michel Ouellet (0-3-3) led Pittsburgh to a 5-3 win in Philly in which the Pens held a 39-18 shot advantage.
2007 -- February 8 -- Sidney Crosby scored the lone goal in the shootout in Pittsburgh's 6-5 win. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) scored the last two goals of the game to send the game into OT. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (0-3-3) also had three points.
2007 -- March 4 -- Pittsburgh won for the eighth straight time in this series, recording a 4-3 home win in the shootout (2-0). Philly led 2-0 and 3-2 but Erik Christensen twice tied the game including with 5:15 to play. Christensen and Sidney Crosby scored in the SO. Gary Roberts (1-2-3) led the offense and Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves. Martin Biron had 35 saves.
2007 -- November 7 -- Martin Biron made 26 saves in a 3-1 win at Pittsburgh, helping the Flyers snap an eight-game skid in this series. Joffrey Lupul and Jeff Carter gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead at the 5:33 mark. Philly was 7-for-7 on the PK. Simon Gagne, who suffered what was the second of three concussions that season after a collision with Gary Roberts, missed the next 26 games.
2007 -- November 10 -- Martin Biron made 29 saves, Kimmo Timonen had four (1-3-4) points and the Flyers' PP was 4-for-7 in a 5-2 home win. Danny Briere (1-2-3) and Mike Richards (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers led 3-0 but Sergei Gonchar scored with one second to play in the second period to make it 3-2. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5aM3c1gR0s .
2007 -- December 11 -- Joffrey Lupul (3-3-6, +4, 12 shots) and R.J. Umberger (3-2-5, +4, 8 shots) both had hat tricks in Philly's 8-2 home win. The last Flyer to have six points in a game was Eric Lindros (March 1997). It was the first time two Flyers had hat tricks in the same game since Dec. 1986. The Flyers out-scored Pittsburgh 3-0 in both the second and third periods. Philly went 4-for-13 on the PP. The Pens scored 2 PPGs in under two minutes to tie the game 2-2. The Flyers held a 40-22 shots advantage including 15-2 in the third period. Dany Sabourin (20 saves, 25 shots) was replaced by Ty Conklin (12 saves, 15 shots). The game had 156 PIMs. Jeff Carter-Ryan Whitney and Scott Hartnell-Colby Armstrong fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjOfxxVkZtA ) and Georges Laraque-Martin Biron ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r83d1...eature=related ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNzPQisxYrc
2008 -- January 24 -- R.J. Umberger (1-2-3) had three points, Martin Biron made 21 saves and Mike Knuble's goal lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 home win. Knuble's goal, 5:25 into the third period, was the third of three scored in a span of 1:32. Jim Vandermeer's PPG 3:53 into the final period made it 3-2 but Ryan Whitney made it 3-3 on a SHG 58 seconds later. Both goals were scored while Georges Laraque was serving a 5-minute major (and a game misconduct) after he drilled Steve Downie into the boards ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u6clmUafJg ) Afterwards Laraque said “Obviously, he wasn't hurt. He got up and smiled and laughed and fought in the third. He did a great job of milking it, and it worked.” Downie later fought Ryan Stone ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGelE2T02qk ). In the first period, Laracque fought Riley Cote ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGiJ4gDrSYA ).
2008 -- February 10 -- Ty Conklin made 27 saves and Evgeni Malkin (1-3-4) and Petr Sykora (1-2-3) led the offense in Pittsburgh's 4-3 home win. R.J. Umberger (2-0-2) scored twice for Philly. Simon Gagne suffered the third of three concussions this season after being hit by Jordan Staal. Gagne played in his 15th straight game after missing the previous 26 but was out the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. Steve Downie and Jarkko Ruutu fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHDKt9zcAuY ).
2008 -- March 16 -- The Pens won 7-1 at home sending the Flyers to their 16th loss in the last 21 games. The Flyers won seven of the next nine as the regular season finished. Evgeni Malkin (2-2-4) and Petr Sykora (2-2-4) combined for eight points and Marian Hossa scored his first goal since joining Pittsburgh.
2008 -- April 2 -- Sidney Crosby (2-1-3), Sergei Gonchar (1-2-3) and MAF (27 saves) led the Pens' to a 4-2 home win. The Pens went 4-6 on the PP. Riley Cote-Georges Laraque -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnNwWPRH4G8
2008 -- April 6 -- In the regular season finale, Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots and the Flyers won 2-0 which placed them as the sixth seed in the East; the Pens finished as #2. Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble each had two points. Sidney Crosby was scratched.
2008 -- May 9 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin (2-1-3) scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves in the Penguins' 4-2 victory. Malkin gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead with seven seconds left in the first period then made it 4-2 on a SHG in the second period. Mike Richards (2-0-2) scored twice in a span of 4:20 to put Philly up 2-1, both assisted by R.J. Umberger (0-2-2). The Flyers held a 28-21 shots advantage.
2008 -- May 11 -- In Game Two at Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win. Max Talbot snapped a 2-2 tie 8:51 into the third period. Sergei Gonchar (0-3-3) had three points. The Penguins held a 38-32 shots advantage. Martin Biron made 34 saves. Derian Hatcher played a game high 28:31. Mike Richards' SHG tied the game 2-2 in the last minute of the second period. Braydon Coburn was hit by a deflected puck and suffered a nasty injury to his left eye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzmIQ5Z1tH0 ). Scottie Upshall and Tyler Kennedy fought (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tsWGXNfeck).
2008 -- May 13 -- In Game Three at Philly, Marc-Andre Fleury made 17 saves and Marian Hossa scored twice (including an ENG) in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win. It was 2-1 after one period and stayed that way until the middle of the third period. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 25-18. The Penguins became the fifth team in NHL history to start the post-season with an 11-1 record.
2008 -- May 15 -- In Game Four at Philly, Martin Biron made 36 saves and Joffrey Lupul scored twice (including an ENG) in Philly's 4-2 win. The Flyers led 3-0 in the first. Scott Hartnell (0-3-3) had three assists. Jordan Staal scored consecutive goals in the third to narrow the score to 3-2. Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves. With the Flyers leading 4-2, Scottie Upshall’s hit of Jordan Staal sparked a fight between Derian Hatcher and Ryan Malone. On the ensuing faceoff, Mike Richards and Sidney Crosby traded slashes and were tossed. The game's final 32.3 seconds and the altercations -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USE4lUp60HU
2008 -- May 18 -- In Game Five at Pittsburgh, the Penguins advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 6-0 win. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots, Marian Hossa had four points (1-3-4) and Ryan Malone (2-1-3) scored twice. Kimmo Timonen, who missed the first four games of the series with a blood clot on his left ankle, returned to the lineup.
2008 -- October 14 --Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and Pascal Dupuis scored with 10.8 seconds left in OT to lift Pittsburgh 3-2 at home. The game was scoreless through the first 34+ minutes but Brooks Orpik (1-1-2) and Mike Zigomanis (0-2-2) scored twice in 32 seconds. Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne scored within 21 seconds in the last minute of the second period. Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves.
2008 -- November 13 -- Alex Goligoski scored the only goal in the 6-round shootout and Pittsburgh won at home 5-4. The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to lead 4-3 but Sidney Crosby (2-0-2) tied it with 2:23 left, the only goal in the third period. Simon Gagne scored two SHGs during a four-goal second period that gave Philly a 4-3 lead. Gagne joined Brian Propp (1985) and Bill Barber (1978) as the only Flyers' to score two SHGs in one period. MAF (20 saves, 24 shots) was lifted in favor of Dany Sabourin (11/11) who was also 6-for-6 in the SO.
2008 -- December 13 -- The Flyers' PP went 4-for-6 in a 6-3 home win. Kimmo Timonen (0-4-4), Jeff Carter (1-2-3), Mike Richards (1-2-3) and Mike Knuble (2-0-2) led the offense and Martin Biron made 23 saves. The Flyers led 5-1 midway through the third period and improved to 12-1-3 in the last 16 games. Danny Sabourin gave up six goals. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN4BPTWyRk
2009 -- February 21 -- Sidney Crosby (2-2-4) scored the GWG with 2:45 to play a 5-4 road win. Martin Biron said "I made a bad play and it ends up in the net" regarding the winning goal. Ruslan Fedotenko (2-1-3) and Pascal Dupuis (0-3-3) added to the offense. Mike Richards (1-2-3) scored his team-record tying seventh SHG and became the first Flyer to score a SHG in three straight games (first since Joe Sakic in 1998). The Flyers set an all-time home attendance record with 19,992. Riley Cote fought Eric Godard ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKuWYr1pqF4 ).
2009 -- March 22 -- Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) scored PPGs that gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead and Martin Biron made 27 saves in the Flyers 3-1 road win. Kris Letang scored a PPG midway in the final period. Darroll Powe added an ENG. Pittsburgh had 11 giveaways to one for the Flyers. The Penguins had won eight in a row, including playoffs, in the series at home. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93xLjj8OBh4
2009 -- April 15 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Pittsburgh,Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves and Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby each had a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win. Braydon Coburn and Bill Gueron got into a late fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV5_n2FgiEk ).
2009 -- April 17 -- In Game Two at Pittsburgh, for the second time since 1933 a game was decided on a two-man advantage in OT as Pittsburgh won 3-2 (also 2003 Tampa Bay beat Washington). Bill Guerin (2-0-2), who scored with 27 seconds left in the 5-on-3, recorded the first OT playoffs goal in his 17-year career. Evgeni Malkin (1-2-3) tied the game with 3:37 left in regulation, also a PPG. Marc-Andre Fleury made 38 saves. Martin Biron made 46 saves. Pittsburgh held a 49-40 shots advantage.
2009 -- April 19 -- In Game Three at Philadelphia, Martin Biron made 26 saves and Simon Gagne scored twice in Philly's 6-3 win. Claude Giroux scored the go-ahead goal 4:32 into the second period. The Pens rallied to tie the game 2-2 after Philly went ahead 2-0 5:14 into the game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nUJp9SP3sg
2009 -- April 21 -- In Game Four at Philadelphia, Marc-Andre Fleury made 45 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win. Sidney Crosby gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the second period. The Pens were outshot by 46-26, including 34-13 margin over the last two periods. Matt Cooke assisted on both second period goals. Dan Carcillo scored in the third period but the game ended with an ENG. The Flyers were 0-for-8 on the PP.
2009 -- April 23 -- In Game Five at Pittsburgh, Martin Biron made 28 saves and backed the Flyers to a 3-0 shutout. Arron Asham scored the only goal through two periods then Claude Giroux and Mike Knuble added third period tallies. Matt Carle assisted on both third period goals. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DICIPJ_xCYw
2009 -- April 25 -- In Game Six at Philadelphia, the Penguins rallied from a 3-0 deficit and clinched the series with a 5-3 win. Ruslan Fedotenko (1-1-2) began the comeback 29 seconds after Philly went up 3-0 and 14 seconds after Daniel Carcillo and Max Talbot fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDsK5HH-K3c ). The game was tied 3-3 after two periods. Sergei Gonchar scored the go-ahead goal 2:19 into the third period. Sidney Crosby (2-0-2) added an ENG. Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves. Martin Biron made 30 stops. Highlights -- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RegRsCHYdRI ).
2009 -- October 8 -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves in Pittsburgh's 5-4 win at Philly. The Penguins scored a PPG in the opening minute after Danny Briere's minor 14 seconds into the game. Evgeni Malkin and Alex Goligoski each had a goal and an assist. Sidney Crosby was scoreless but won 21 of 24 (.875) faceoffs while the rest of the squad won just 16 of 43. Jeff Carter (2-2-4), who tied a career-high with four points, and Briere each scored twice. Ian Laperriere and Craig Adams fought 1:14 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6b-ARo-WN4 ). With less than two seconds remaining, a battle escalated when Kris Letang accused Scott Hartnell of biting him during a scrum. Highlights ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeuX8Wg0434 ).
2009 -- December 17 -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang scored the only goals in the shootout leading Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win at Philly. The Penguins went 2-for-5 on the PP. Jeff Carter and Bill Guerin traded goals 3:48 into the game. Claude Giroux and Crosby swapped PPGs in the second period. Brian Boucher made 28 saves for Philly. The Flyers held a 33-30 shots advantage including 2-0 in OT. Arron Asham fought Mike Rupp -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2s7l_p-n_g
2010 -- January 7 -- Michael Leighton made 35 saves, Jeff Carter and James van Riemsdyk each scored twice and Matt Carle (1-2-3) added three points in the Flyers' 7-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers scored twice in 31 seconds to take a 2-0 lead early in the game and led 3-2 after one period. After the Penguins got within 3-2 in the final minute of the opening period, the Flyers made it 5-2 with a pair of goals (Chris Pronger and JVR) in the first three minutes of the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury (11 saves, 15 shots) was removed 1:42 into the second period with the Pens down 4-2 and Brent Johnson (13 saves, 15 shots) went the rest of the game. Sidney Crosby scored twice. Simon Gagne's controversial no-goal call -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lf5eLv2v4I -- which led to the suspension of a FSN Pittsburgh employee -- http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10012/1027693-100.stm
2010 -- January 24 -- Matt Cooke's deflection of a Sergei Gonchar shot with 1:47 to play, 13 seconds into a Kimmo Timonen delay of game minor, lifted Pittsburgh to a 2-1 win in Philly. Gonchar scored a PPG in the first period. Brent Johnson made 27 saves. Jeff Carter gave Philly a 1-0 lead 5:18 into the game. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on PPs. Pittsburgh was 2-for-6 on PPs. After the game, Flyers' head coach Peter Laviolette questioned the game's officiating "I guess I'm frustrated because for the last month and a half we've been preaching discipline, preaching staying out of the box and our players have bought into that. We'll kill the ones we have to take, but going back and looking at that game there are just too many penalties that never happened. Simon Gagne didn't high stick anybody. So it turns around and goes the other way. Scott Hartnell did not, in my opinion, interfere with the goaltender. I don't know if it's a reputation from the past but you know we want to play tough, physical, but we don't need to go to the box. But we're still going there and our players aren't taking penalties." Darroll Powe-Kris Letang -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6pROshn61Q
2010 -- March 27 -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves and Sidney Crosby (0-3-3) had three points in Pittsburgh's 4-1 home win. Arron Asham gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:02 into the game. The momentum began to swing when referee Dan Marouelli initially signaled a Simon Gagne goal which could have given Philly a 2-1 lead but that call was overturned because, it was determined, Ville Leino upended Fleury despite no penalty being called. "I don't know if you're allowed to do that, look at the [scoreboard] replay and change your decision. I had no idea they were going to take the goal away," said Gagne. Johan Backlund (22 saves, 24 shots) became the fourth Flyers' goalie to start this regular season but left with a lower body injury and was replaced by Brian Boucher (5 saves, 7 shots).
2010 -- October 7 -- The Flyers spoiled the debut of Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center with a 3-2 victory in both teams' season openers. Sergei Bobrovsky, who became the youngest Flyers' goalie to start on opening night at age 22 years and 17 days, made 29 saves and was chosen the game's top star. Danny Briere scored the first goal in the new building 2:51 into the second period and Philly led the remainder of the game. Blair Betts gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead late in the second period. Tyler Kennedy scored Pittsburgh's first goal in the opening minute of the third period. Claude Giroux's nifty SHG gave Philly a 3-1 lead but 19 seconds later Alex Goligowski made it 3-2. Chris Pronger did not play for the Flyers. The game drew an estimated 730,000 viewers on Versus, the most-viewed regular season NHL telecast ever on the network. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzBS3ZnUcjk
2010 -- October 16 -- Brent Johnson made 29 saves and Sidney Crosby (2-1-3) scored consecutive PPGs in an 84-second span to lead Pittsburgh's 5-1 win at Philly. The Pens scored three special teams' goals in the third period. Mark Letestu's goal in the final minute of the second period made it 2-1 Pens. After the game, an upset Mike Richards said about Matt Cooke “I chased him around last year in this building, but he wouldn’t have anything to do with it. Obviously in a one goal game at the end of the period he tries to come after me but when Sidney Crosby fights Carcillo maybe I’ll fight him." Richards' post-game comments -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmgT1...layer_embedded
2010 -- October 29 -- Claude Giroux (2-0-2) and Mike Richards, the game's top two stars, led the Flyers to a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh. Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves. Dan Carcillo, a recent healthy scratch, also scored. On one goal, Giroux said "Richie (Mike Richards) – it was all him because he sees the ice so well." Four seconds into the contest, Richards fought Matt Cooke and later the Flyers' captain said “The things that were said last game carried over and I was just trying to get the guys going I guess. I’m not going to say anything (about Cooke) though. It’s after a win. I’m going to keep my mouth shut.” There were 32 PIMs and 10 penalties called in the opening 3:59 of the game. The Flyers killed all six Pittsburgh PPs. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OXtAc3ck2I
2010 -- December 14 -- Scott Hartnell's (1-1-2) PPG snapped a 2-2 tie midway in the third period and Brian Boucher made 21 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win that ended the Penguins' 12-game winning streak. The Flyers' PP was 0-for-5 prior to the goal (finished 1-for-6). Evgeni Malkin, who returned to the lineup after missing the last four games and was in the box during the decisive goal, scored two PPGs. Sidney Crosby had two assists and Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves. The Flyers killed a minor to Darroll Powe called with under three minutes remaining. The victory was the 20th for Philly, the 14th time the team reached that figure prior to Christmas, and enabled the Flyers to pass the Penguins as the top team in the NHL. The Penguins had not lost since November 15 and won their last six regular season visits to Philadelphia. It was the most watched regular season game ever on VERSUS and was also the most watched regular season NHL telecast on cable since December 4, 2003 (Detroit/St Louis on ESPN; 758,000 viewers). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9YhUUkyrM
2011 -- March 24 -- Chris Kunitz and Alex Kovalev scored shootout goals (won 2-1 in four rounds) to lift the Penguins to a 2-1 victory at Philly. Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves. Mike Richards and Tyler Kennedy scored in regulation. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves and was chosen the game's top performer.
2011 -- March 29 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 win at Pittsburgh. The line of Ville Leino (2-1-3), Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) and Danny Briere (0-2-2) combined for seven points. Hartnell and Claude Giroux scored 47 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-2 lead. The Flyers scored the game's last four goals inclouding two by Leino in the third period. With the win, the Flyers opened up a four-point in the Atlantic Division over the Penguins. The Flyers swept the Penguins in Pittsburgh for the first time since the 1983-84 season. The Flyers established a team record with a 25th road victory. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxVKeKJoJ3g
2011 -- December 8 -- The Flyers ended the night on top of the Eastern Conference after a 3-2 home win. Danny Briere, who was struggling with the flu, scored in the first period on a goal deflected off two Penguins. Later in the opening period, the Penguins failed to score during a 5-on-3 for 1:10 while two Flyers' defenders played without sticks for part of the play. Wayne Simmonds (1-1-2) and Scott Hartnell added second period goals which gave Philly a 3-0 lead. James Neal and Evgeni Malkin (1-1-2) scored for the Penguins. Andrei Meszaros had a game-high 7 hits and was a +2. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves. The Flyers had a 29-27 shots despite Pittsburgh's 14-7 advantage in the third period. Harry Zolniercyk and Tyler Kennedy fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqLFGYOYl4o ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0P0mJD8oNA
2011 -- December 29 -- Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot, two ex-Penguins, scored in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Pittsburgh. Jagr scored the go-ahead goal and Talbot had an ENG. Kimmo Timonen tied the game with his first goal of the season and Matt Read snapped a 9-game drought to make it 3-1. Sergei Bobrovsky, who improved to 4-0 at the Consol Energy Center, made 24 saves and his only allowed goal came 44 seconds into the game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mADsQXuRywA .
2012 -- February 18 -- Matt Cooke (2-1-3) scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves in the Penguins' 6-4 win at Philly. Cooke and Jordan Staal (1-1-2) scored SHGs 1:43 apart to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. Cooke's goal came during a 2-man advantage which led to Sergei Bobrovsky (14 saves, 17 shots) replacing Ilya Bryzgalov (10 saves, 13 shots) with 3:03 left in the second period. Less than two minutes later, Eric Wellwood scored his first NHL goal to make it 3-3. Dustin Jeffrey scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the third period, the first of three goals by the Penguins in the opening 9:02 which made it 6-3. Jaromir Jagr (2-0-2) scored twice in 18 seconds to give Philly a 2-1 lead which held through the first period. Nick Grossman played in his first game with the Flyers. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8q735Tuctw
2012 -- March 18 -- Scott Hartnell scored the latest OT goal in team history (0.9 seconds left) in the Flyers' 3-2 home victory which snapped the Penguins' 11-game win streak. Hartnell tied the score 2-2 4:47 into the third period. Kimmo Timonen (1-1-2), who celebrated his 37th birthday, got Philly on the board 31 seconds into the third period. Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves. The Penguins led 2-0 through two periods and held a 27-10 shots advantage (40-27 in the game). Craig Adams (1-1-2) and Kris Letang (0-2-2) factored into both goals. Hartnell and Chris Kunitz had a confrontation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3B7Qt_bu9E). Zac Rinaldo got five stitches to the mouth from an errant Hartnell stick ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojd3uftjnR8 ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRibW2XYRNw
2012 -- April 1 -- Jakub Voracek (2-1-3) scored twice in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky made 43 saves in the Flyers' 6-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers improved to 5-0-0 all-time at the Consol Energy Center. Claude Giroux (1-2-3) also had three points. Brayden Coburn was a +4. The Penguins held a 47-26 shots advantage including 30-14 through two periods when the scored was tied 2-2. Wayne Simmonds' PPG 2:35 into the third period made it 3-2 and was part of five straight goals by the Flyers after trailing 2-0 in the opening 4:58. Steve Sullivan (2-0-2) had two Pittsburgh goals. Nicklas Grossmann missed the rest of the regular season after a knee-on-knee hit by Joe Vitale in the first period. Vitale later injured Danny Briere, who also missed the balance of the regular season, on a check with 1:03 to play moments after the Flyers made it 6-3. That play created a chaotic scene which included a shouting match between coaches, the ejections of Peter Laviolette (fined $10,000) and Tony Granato (Penguins' assistant fined $2,500), led to 27 PIMs for the Flyers and 25 PIMs to the Penguins, four unsportsmanlike minors to each side, and fighting majors to Simmonds and Derek Engelland ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgr2DwWzIk). After the game, Laviolette said "Those guys hadn't been out there in 12 minutes. It's a gutless move by their coach. It's gutless." Penguins' head coach Dan Bylsma said "It's clearly a cheap shot. It's clearly a guy targeting a player that was well after the whistle," regarding Brayden Schenn's cross-check of Sidney Crosby following the Penguins' third goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6yYQ-Lwy7g ). Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov4pe...feature=relmfu and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDsVK...feature=relmfu
2012 -- April 7 -- The Penguins won the regular season finale 4-2 at Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby's (1-1-2) PPG with 2:06 left in the second period was the go-ahead goal and Evgeni Malkin's 50th (1-1-2) with 12 seconds remaining in the same period gave Pittsburgh a 4-2 lead. Chris Kunitz (1-1-2) also scored and had two points. Marc Andre-Fleury (14 saves, 15 shots) was replaced by Brent Johnson (5 saves, 6 shots) in an otherwise meaningless game with playoff seedings already finalized. Brayden Schenn (1-1-2) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) scored for the Flyers and Sergei Bobrovsky made 19 saves. Harry Zolniercyk and Joe Vitale fought 2:22 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh45mMXUwqc ). Zac Rinaldo was tossed in the first period http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWMB2RMGCiY). Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkm6xPDe9U
2012 -- April 11 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Flyers overcame a 3-0 deficit and defeated the Penguins 4-3 in Pittsburgh on Jakub Voracek's goal 2:23 into OT. The Flyers became the first NHL team since Washington in 1996 to start the playoffs with a win in which it overcame a three-goal deficit. It was the sixth time the Flyers overcame a 3-goal deficit to win a PO game. Brayden Schenn (1-2-3) had three points in his NHL playoff debut and joined Rosie Paiement (a hat trick against St. Louis on April 13, 1968) as the only Flyers to record three or more points in a first PO game. Schenn also was a +2, won 67% of his faceoffs and was named the game's top star. The Flyers rallied from three-goal deficits four times in the regular season winning three and losing one in a shootout. The following day, the NHL's Senior Executive VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said that linesman Tony Sericolo missed an offside by Danny Briere (2-0-2) who scored the Flyers' first goal. "There's no other way to explain it but a missed call. His job is to get the right call and he didn't." Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said after the game regarding the non-call "That's not why we lost the game." The goal came in the second period after the Penguins held a commanding 3-0 lead through the opening 20 minutes. Briere's second goal came 9:17 into the third period. Schenn's PPG evened the game with 7:37 left in regulation. The Flyers' PP was 1-for-1 while Pittsburgh was 0-for-3. The game totalled eight PIMs. Pittsburgh held a 13-6 shots advantage through the first period and 23-13 through 40 minutes but the Flyers haled a 13-5 lead over the last 22:23 minutes. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves. Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis (1-1-2) each scored and had two points. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkIlLyDHdoY
2012 -- April 13 -- In Game Two of the ECQF, Claude Giroux (3-3-6, +4, 10 shots on goal) and Sean Couturier (3-1-4, +4) both had hat tricks in a wildly entertaining record-setting 8-5 Flyers' win at Pittsburgh. Giroux set a team-record for most points in a PO game with 6 (Reggie Leach, Bob Dailey and Mark Recchi had 5). Couturier added to his terrific defensive play as he became the second Flyers' rookie to have four points in a PO game (Peter Zezel did it in 1985 against the NYR). It was the first time that the Flyers had two players score hat tricks in the same PO game (Buffalo performed the rare feat against the Flyers in 2006). Max Talbot (1-1-2, a career-high +5), Braydon Coburn (0-1-1, +4), Nick Grossmann (5 blocks) and Jakub Voracek (0-2-2) also played key roles. Once again, the Flyers fell behind 2-0 only to rally for a victory for the fourth time this season against the Penguins. Sidney Crosby made it 1-0 just 15 seconds into the game, the fastest PO goal scored against the Flyers in team history. It was 2-0 at the 9:27 mark. The Penguins made it 3-1 with 17.2 seconds left in the opening period. The Flyers tied the game 3-3 on consecutive goals by Giroux ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rnBRt6vou4 ) but Kunitz regained the lead for Pittsburgh six seconds later (one second off the NHL record for consecutive goals set in 1979 between Buffalo and Pittsburgh). Couturier tied the game 4-4 with 2.8 seconds left in the middle period. Tyler Kennedy scored 1:04 into the third period but Couturier tied it 5-5 17 seconds later. Jaromir Jagr netted the GWG 9:13 into the third period. Couturier added an insurance goal with 1:49 remaining and thus became the first teenager since Ted Kennedy, who was four days younger, in 1945 to score a hat trick in an NHL PO game. Giroux completed his hat trick with under seven seconds to play in the third period. Among Ilya Bryzgalov's 23 stops came key saves in the first period against Chris Kunitz, who skated in alone, and Kris Letang, a fantastic glove save with 7:37 left ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icy0bIDP6fw ) later described by Jagr as "That was the save of the year. It kept us in the game.” Bryzgalov also stopped Steve Sullivan in the second period and James Neal with about two minutes to play. Kunitz (2-0-2) scored twice and was named the game's third star despite a -5. Evgeni Malkin and Neal each had two assists but both were -4. Brooks Orpik had eight of Pittsburgh's 40 hits (Flyers had 34). The Flyers trailed by two or more goals for the 35th time this season and responded with a win for the ninth time. Spanning the last 57 games, the Flyers led at the 10:00 mark just four times. The captivating victory marked the second time in franchise history that the Flyers began a series with two road wins (also at Buffalo 1997). The 8-5 win was the Flyers' third such score in PO history. It was the sixth time the Flyers scored 8+ goals in a PO game and was surpassed only by 9 goals vs. Calgary in a 1981 home win. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq-PeHqnCk4
2012 -- April 15 -- In Game Three of the ECQF, for the first time in team history, the Flyers had three multiple-goal scorers in a PO game in an explosive 8-4 home win. Danny Briere (2-1-3), who picked up his 100th NHL PO point and was named the game's top star, Matt Read (2-0-2) and Max Talbot (2-0-2) combined for six goals. Second and third stars were Claude Giroux (1-1-2) and Jaromir Jagr (0-3-3). Eight Flyers had multiple-point games. Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves. The Flyers' PP was 4-for-7, which tied a team record for PPGs in a PO game, while the Penguins went 1-for-5. The teams combined for 158 PIMs (89 for the Penguins, 69 for the Flyers), 38 penalties and four ejections (three to Pittsburgh). Kimmo Timonen and Kris Letang were both ejected during a brawl 12:02 into the first period brawl which produced 24 PIMs to the Flyers and 22 PIMs to the Penguins including fighting majors to Giroux and Sidney Crosby who later said "I don't like the Flyers. I don't like him (Giroux)" and a sampling included swatting Giroux's fallen glove ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5_D29bdFg ). Arron Asham was tossed with a match penalty with 5:45 left in the first period for a high crosscheck and then punching a prone and defenseless Brayden Schenn. Two days later, Asham was suspended for four games ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFuD0fBt50 ). James Neal drilled Sean Couturier with 5:23 left in the game on a play that wasn't penalized ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUcoBa1kOaQ ) but on the same shift, with 4:52 to play, made contact with Giroux in the back and head area. Because of those plays, Neal had separate meetings with the NHL two days later and was issued a one-game suspension for the hit against Giroux. With 4:42 left in the game, Craig Adams was ejected in the third period and suspended one game for instigating a fight during which he pulled Scott Hartnell's hair ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWe_9...feature=relmfu ). Penguins' head coach Dan Bylsma was fined $10,000 since the fight happened in the final five minutes of the game. During that brawl, the Penguins had 43 PIMs to the Flyers 21 PIMs. Zac Rinaldo picked up a double minor and a misconduct with 2:22 left. The game swung to the wild side after Talbot's SHG made it 1-1, when a scrum ensued immediately following the goal. The Flyers had a PP then eventually a 5-on-3 when Peter Laviolette, for the third straight game, used a timeout in the first period, and the situation climaxed with a Briere PPG which gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Briere scored about three minutes later to make it 3-1. Philly led 4-2 after the first period. Wayne Simmonds' breakaway gave the Flyers a 6-4 lead with 46 seconds left in the second period. Jagr's amazing one-handed pass set up Giroux to make it 7-4 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zzSWdPM67c ). Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves but was replaced after the second period by Brent Johnson (4 saves) who surrendered a goal to Giroux on the first shot he faced. Neal (2-1-3) and Jordan Staal (2-0-2) both scored twice for Pittsburgh. The Flyers totaled 16 goals in the last two games (the most for a team in the POs since Los Angeles had 18 vs. Calgary in 1993) and 20 goals through the first three games, both franchise highs. Through three games, Philly went 6-for-10 on PPs to Pittsburgh's 3-for-12 and the Flyers had 3 SHGs to zero for the Penguins. Giroux became the seventh Flyer (Paul Holmgren did it twice) to have a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in a PO game. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0SPs84Pv8s
2012 -- April 18 -- In Game Four of the ECQF, Pittsburgh scored eight straight goals and fended off elimination with a 10-3 win in Philadelphia. The 10 goals matched the most surrendered by the Flyers in a PO game (also against Pittsburgh, Game 5, 1989) and the first time an NHL team scored 10 in a PO game since Los Angeles vs. Calgary in 1990. Jordan Staal (3-0-3, won 65% of faceoffs), Evgeni Malkin (2-1-3, +4), Steve Sullivan (1-2-3) and Sidney Crosby (1-2-3) led the offense in which 14 players recorded at least one point. Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves. The Flyers scored twice in 46 seconds to take a 3-2 lead with less than five minutes to play in the opening period but the Penguins quickly went ahead with two goals in 70 seconds. The four goals, two by each side, came in a span of 2:23 and gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead after one period. Ilya Bryzgalov (13 saves, 18 shots) was replaced early in the second period by Sergei Bobrovsky (13 saves, 18 shots) with the Penguins leading 5-3. The lead expanded to 9-3 with a 5-0 second period explosion. Philly had 64 PIMs to the Penguins' 36. Zac Rinaldo had 26 PIMs including a game misconduct for crosschecking Zbynek Michalek late in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PjgS7EgmKI ). Nick Grossmann missed the following two games as he was hit twice and suffered a possible concussion. The teams combined for 45 goals which established a new NHL record (Edmonton-Chicago in 1985 had 44) for goals through the first four games of a series. Responding to Crosby's Game 3 comments, the Flyers issued T-shirts to fans which read "Guess What? We Don't Like YOU Either!" Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BDPaZKvnds
2012 -- April 20 -- In Game Five of the ECQF, the Penguins once again prevented elimination this time with a 3-2 home win. The Flyers scored first and led 2-1 after the first period, all PPGs, but the team that took a 1-0 lead lost for the fifth straight time in this series. Jordan Staal (1-1-2) and Tyler Kennedy (1-1-2) scored in the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves including 14 in the third period which was scoreless, the first such period in this series after 15 straight (including OT) with at least one goal. James van Riemsdyk returned to the Flyers' lineup for his first game since suffering a broken foot on March 1. After the game, Claude Giroux said “I love pressure.” Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABi-sq5NFjs
2012 -- April 22 -- In Game Six of the ECQF, Claude Giroux (1-2-3) set the stage when he leveled Sidney Crosby on the opening shift then scored 32 seconds into the game in the Flyers' series-clinching 5-1 home win. It was the eighth fastest PO goal in team history and the 16th in the opening minute. Giroux demanded pregame that his line start the game when he told head coach Peter Laviolette "I don't know who you're starting tonight, but I want that first shift." The Flyers tattered defense had 40 blocks (to Pittsburgh's 14) and was a key reason for the victory. Erik Gustafsson, in for the injured Nick Grossmann, scored to make it 3-0 5:25 into the third period, was a +3 and led all players with 7 blocks. The Flyers' defensemen had 30 blocks and Braydon Coburn, Matt Carle and Andreas Lilja each had six. Danny Briere made it 4-1 36 seconds after the Penguins' lone goal. Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0drPx0Wlng . SERIES RECAP: The Flyers' PP was a remarkable 12-for-23 (.522) and set a team record for PPGs in one series (former record was 11 vs. Pittsburgh in 1989). Claude Giroux (6-8-14) compiled the second highest total of points by a Flyers' player in any PO series (Tim Kerr had 15 vs. Pittsburgh in 1989). Danny Briere (5-3-8) responded from a subpar regular season. Brayden Schenn had six points. Sean Couturier had three goals, was a +3 and won 57% of his faceiffs. Max Talbot also had three goals and was a +5. Ilya Bryzgalov had a 3.89 GAA and a save pct. of .871. Jordan Staal (6-3-9) led the Penguins' offense. Pittsburgh's PP was 9-for-29 (31.0%). Marc-Andre Fleury struggled with a 4.63 GAA and a save pct. of .834. The Flyers held a 30-26 goals advantage including 9-2 in third periods. The 56 goals tied the Flyers' highest total (56 vs. Toronto in 1976 and vs. Washington in 1988) with two series that went seven games. The Flyers had 165 PIMs to Pittsburgh's 149.
FLYERS vs. PENGUINS 2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
2013 -- January 19 -- The teams opened the lockout-shortened season on NBC and the Penguins prevailed 3-1 in Philly. The attendance of 19,994 was the Flyers largest in regular season history. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 of 27 shots. Paul Martin (1-1-2) and James Neal gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead 7:20 into the game. The Penguinss went 2-for-3 on PPs, including an ENG; Philly was 0-for-5 on PPs.
2013 -- February 20 -- In a frenetic game and an especially wild third period, Jake Voracek (3-0-3) completed his first career NHL hat trick with 1:31 to play and led Philly to a 6-5 road win. Voracek, who gave Philly a 3-2 lead with 9.9 seconds left in the second period, scored 18 seconds into the third period to increase his team's lead to 4-2. Voracek's odd feat was the quickest (28 seconds apart) in team history in which the same player scored in one period and followed it with a goal in the following period. Wayne Simmonds (2-1-3), who had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick including a first period fight with Tanner Glass ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96N4XAJ7FKM ), gave Philly a 5-3 lead with under 8 minutes to play. Glass was whistled for a double minor 20 seconds after Simmonds' goal but the Flyers failed to capitalize and with 20 seconds left in that penalty, Mike Knuble was called for a double minor with 8:24 left. Then, 41 seconds later and with 7:43 remaining, a minor was issued to Ruslan Fedotenko and James Neal scored a PPG 29 seconds later with 7:14 to play. Max Talbot was called for a penalty with 6:08 left making it 8 PIMs (zero to Pittsburgh) called against the Flyers in a span of 2:16. Through all that, the Flyers held a 5-4 lead and a video review overturned a possible Chris Kunitz goal (kicked in). Brandon Sutter's even-strength goal tied it 5-5 with 2:03 to play. Paul Martin (0-3-3) had three points and Sidney Crosby, held a one assist, won 21 of 28 faceoffs. Pittsburgh was 2-for-7 on PPs against the Flyers which entered the game with 21 consecutive kills. Pittsburgh had 6 of 7 penalties called in a long stretch earlier in the game covering two periods. The Penguins led 2-0 7:15 into the game and held a 12-2 shots advantage but the Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 13-1 the rest of the period (15-13 overall) and the game was tied 2-2 through one period. Matt Read suffered a rib injury and was sidelined until March 7. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPTEzQrGdxg
2013 -- March 7 -- The Flyers lost a game in regulation in which they had a 3-goal lead for the first time since 1993 (January 17, 7-4 vs. Detroit) in a 5-4 home loss. The Flyers led 4-1 through the first period helped by two PPGs from Jake Voracek (2-1-3). Kimmo Timonen also had three points (1-2-3). The game was tied 4-4 through two periods. Chris Kunitz (2-1-3), who scored the winning goal 18 seconds into the third period, and Sidney Crosby (0-3-3) each had three points. Ilya Bryzgalov (12 saves, 16 shots) was replaced by Brian Boucher (5 saves, 6 shots). Marc-Andre Fleury (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Tomas Vokoun (14 saves, 14 shots). James Neal had three minors in the opening period.
2013 -- March 24 -- Tyler Kennedy's goal 2:33 into OT gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 home win and a 12th straight victory. It was Kennedy's fifth goal of ther season with three against the Flyers. Sidney Crosby scored with 6:14 left in regulation and during a 2-man advantage on penalties to Wayne Simmonds (slash) and Kimmo Timonen (hook) called 23 seconds apart. Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots.
2013 -- October 17 -- Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves and four Penguins scored in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win at Philly. The Flyers lone goal came with two seconds left in the second period (Wayne Simmonds, who was a -4) to cut the deficit in half. The Flyers fell to 1-7-0 and became the first team since the 1964-65 Bruins not to have scored at least three goals in one of their first eight games. Steve Mason made 31 saves.
2013 -- November 13 -- Ray Emery made 30 saves and Brayden Schenn scored twice in the Flyers' 2-1 win at Pittsburgh. Schenn also had a game-high 6 hits. The Flyers' PK was 3-for-4. Vinnie Lecavalier and Adam Hall combined to win 17 of 21 faceoffs. The Flyers improved to 7-1-1 in nine regular season games at the CONSOL Energy Center. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTwEt_-auUQ
2014 -- March 15 -- The home team scored two early special teams' goals and Steve Mason made 25 saves for his 23rd career shutout in the Flyers' 4-0 win. Scott Hartnell's PPG at 3:40 was followed by Matt Read's SHG at 8:12. Read (2-0-2), who made it 4-0 with 17 seconds left in the second period, Sean Couturier (0-2-2, +3) and Claude Giroux (0-2-2) all had two points. The Flyers held a 40-25 shots advantage. Sidney Crosby was -3. The Penguins played without Chris Kunitz, who was a late scratch, James Neal and Kris Letang among others. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqZUKD8bevk
2014 -- March 16 -- The Flyers led 2-0 by the 6:47 mark and 3-0 at 13:41 then held on for a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh and a weekend sweep. Brayden Schenn began the scoring. Wayne Simmonds (2-1-3) had three points in the opening period, including two PPGs, which led to the removal of Marc-Andre Fleury (12 saves, 15 shots) for Jeff Zatkoff (19 saves, 20 shots). Matt Niskanen cut the deficit to one goal early in the second period. Matt Read's SHG made it 4-2 late in the second period and was awarded the game's second star. The third period was scoreless. Steve Mason made 20 saves. The Flyers held a 35-23 shots advantage including 15-7 in the first period. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CjKrZ4tsEo
2014 -- April 12 -- Mark Streit's (1-1-2, +2) shot gave the Flyers a 4-3 win 2:10 into OT at Pittsburgh in the team's road finale in the regular season. The Flyers went 4-10-0 against the Penguins and 3-0-0 in Pittsburgh this season. The game included three goals in the last 5:07 of regulation in which the Penguins tied the game 2-2 and then 3-3 with on a goal by Kris Letang (1-1-2) 37 seconds to play. In between, Claude Giroux (1-2-3) had the brief go-ahead goal with 1:15 to play. Jake Voracek (2-1-3, +2) scored consecutive goals to give Philly a 2-1 lead. James Neal (1-2-3, +3) had three points for the Pens. Flyers' goalie Steve Mason (21 saves) was removed following the second period as a result of a goalmouth collision earlier in the period and replaced by Ray Emery (12 saves). Pittsburgh went 0-for-4 on PPs and failed on a 5-on-3 that lasted 1:34. It was the largest attendance (18,673) in the building's brief history.
Originally Posted by RevUpThoseFlyers
I wish Pittsburgh would go back to this logo
that cartoon skating penguin looks stupid to me
Agreed. I actually like that logo.
Is it sad that I don't even get excited for Flyers games anymore? Can't tell if it's the depression or the Flyers suckitude that's causing it.
03-28-2011 09:19 PM
Lets play some real Flyer hockey this game and not all this finesse crap all game long!!!
03-28-2011 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by RevUpThoseFlyers
I wish Pittsburgh would go back to this logo
that cartoon skating penguin looks stupid to me
If I could change any team's anything, that would be my choice. I feel like I could consider the Penguins a respectable enemy if they went back to their 90's logo and uniform.
03-28-2011 09:36 PM
Originally Posted by Garbage Goal
Agreed. I actually like that logo.
Is it sad that I don't even get excited for Flyers games anymore? Can't tell if it's the depression or the Flyers suckitude that's causing it.
I think the latter, cuz i've felt the same way since a few weeks after the all-star break when they stopped caring to give a damn for 60 minutes, I also have stopped giving a damn about watching them for a full 60 minutes. I still watch the whole game, but not glued inches from the screen like I had for several months previous, now I have it on in the background while i do other things around my room and or work and keep a spare eye on it.
Hope the former is coming along better for you though.
03-28-2011 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by Chicken Chaser
I think the latter, cuz i've felt the same way since a few weeks after the all-star break when they stopped caring to give a damn for 60 minutes, I also have stopped giving a damn about watching them for a full 60 minutes. I still watch the whole game, but not glued inches from the screen like I had for several months previous, now I have it on in the background while i do other things around my room and or work and keep a spare eye on it.
Hope the former is coming along better for you though.
That's exactly what I do haha. I'm on the computer during most of the games nowadays.
The former is actually getting worse. You'd think it's hard to get worse then suicidal, but apparently not.
03-28-2011 09:53 PM
I don't even know what to expect... is our goaltending going to be awesome or horrible? Is everybody else even going to play?
03-28-2011 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by Garbage Goal
Agreed. I actually like that logo.
Is it sad that I don't even get excited for Flyers games anymore? Can't tell if it's the depression or the Flyers suckitude that's causing it.
I'll admit it too. I completely forgot they had a game on Saturday when I was reminded at 7:05. I just wish the damn playoffs would start already.
03-28-2011 11:12 PM
Win, or just kiss the #1 seed goodbye. I'm getting tired of these half effort games. I'd almost prefer being blown out to another OT/SO loss. At least if that happens I won't get my hopes up for another game only to have them dashed and I can just turn on something else relatively early.
Like many here I have been infected with apathy towards the regular season thanks to the Flyers.
03-29-2011 12:09 AM
they need to come out like its game 7 of the Boston series last year..
if they dont start treating games like its do or die. we'll never get deep in the PO's...
ps hope to see Bobo in net.
03-29-2011 12:25 AM
Originally Posted by Flyerfan4life
they need to come out like its game 7 of the Boston series last year..
if they dont start treating games like its do or die. we'll never get deep in the PO's...
ps hope to see Bobo in net.
I sure as hell hope they don't come out like game 7 of the Boston series, that first period was pretty awful.
03-29-2011 01:01 AM
Bob, As well as this team has played well in Consol this year. I expect it to continue only because the last Pitt. game was a loss and just a week ago.
03-29-2011 01:54 AM
Just score 3 or more. :dunno:
Is that really too much to ask of the best top 9 in the league?? The goalies are doing their job.
03-29-2011 02:30 AM
Originally Posted by six sigma
Just score 3 or more. :dunno:
Is that really too much to ask of the best top 9 in the league?? The goalies are doing their job.
If you've been watching the last few weeks, yeah. wayyyyy too much.
03-29-2011 03:30 AM
No more ****ing ********. Win. Win. WIN!
03-29-2011 06:34 AM
This game is gonna be boooring.
03-29-2011 07:50 AM
Originally Posted by nevermore
This game is gonna be boooring.
God, I hope not. This is the first game in a while I'll be able to see (I've been out in the woods with no Internet for about a week and no Internet makes mirimon something something). I'm hoping for a good start of the evening with a convincing win for Sweden against Moldova and then for the Flyers to give a good spanking to the Pens.
7-1 victory would be nice. Chase Fleury early.
03-29-2011 08:05 AM
Let's Go Flyers!!
03-29-2011 09:08 AM
If we don't win, all hell breaks loose. So win.
03-29-2011 09:16 AM
Seems like I've been away from here forever...
Great GDT, MSE. I figured I needed to come back to somehow undo the Flyers' lack of mojo. Time for a Flyers effort akin to the season opener in The Pitt.