#25: Canucks at Flyers - December 3, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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12-02-2009, 08:37 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
Join Date: Jan 2004
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (13-10-1, 8-4-1 at home) vs.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (15-12-0, 5-8-0 on the road)
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Vancouver Province --
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FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
(lines not verified)
separated right shoulder
out 4-to-6 weeks from Nov. 21
two small hernias in his right groin
could return late December
hit by puck; 50-to-100 stitches to lip/mouth
will play wearing a cage
out 4-to-6 weeks from Nov. 21
recovered from mild concussion
PLACE OF BIRTH
King City, Ontario
Ste. Foy, Quebec
van RIEMSDYK, James
Middletown, New Jersey
PLACE OF BIRTH
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
PLACE OF BIRTH
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
CANUCKS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Rick Rypien/Darcy Hordichuk
Mathieu Schneider/Shane O'Brien
will not play
on I.R. and out 4-to-6 weeks from Nov. 1
could be scratched
Mathieu Schneider or Shane O'Brien
could be scratched
PLACE OF BIRTH
31 Mar 1985
Quebec City, QC, CAN
11 Apr 1981
Pincourt, QC, CAN
29 Nov 1974
29 Nov 1983
Regina, SK, CAN
5 Oct 1987
15 Mar 1986
10 Aug 1980
Kamsack, SK, CAN
14 Jun 1976
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Ryan Kesler "A"
31 Aug 1984
Livonia, MI, USA
17 Sep 1985
Cochrane, AB, CAN
16 May 1984
Coleman, AB, CAN
23 Dec 1976
26 Sep 1980
Henrik Sedin "A"
26 Sep 1980
16 May 1983
Windsor, ON, CAN
PLACE OF BIRTH
16 Jun 1981
Grimsby, ON, CAN
21 Apr 1986
6 Jul 1982
Willie Mitchell "A"
23 Apr 1977
Port McNeill, BC, CAN
9 Aug 1983
Port Hope, ON, CAN
2 Sep 1974
12 Jun 1969
New York, NY, USA
PLACE OF BIRTH
Roberto Luongo "C"
4 Apr 1979
Montreal, QC, CAN
4 May 1980
Belleville, ON, CAN
FLYERS-CANUCKS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 68-28-13-0.
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL home record is 37-18-1-0.
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL road record is 31-10-12-0.
The Flyers have an unbeaten streak of 14 (10-0-4) games in Vancouver since the Canucks won in 1989. The Flyers have won the last seven in Vancouver since a December 31, 1995 tie.
The teams met in the 1979 playoffs, won 2-1 by the Flyers (1-1 at home, 1-0 in Vancouver).
October 15, 1970
-- In the first series meeting, the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to record a 5-4 home win. After the Flyers tied the score 2-2, Serge Bernier scored the first two goals of his NHL career to give Philly a 4-2 lead. In the decisive middle period, Philly out-scored Vancouver 4-0 and held a 16-5 shots advantage as they took a 5-2 lead into the third period. Bobby Clarke had three assists. Doug Favell made 26 saves. Ex-Flyer Rosaire Paiement scored the first goal in this series.
November 29, 1970 --
Andre Lacroix broke out of a 15-game scoreless drought with a hat trick and four points to lift the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers had three PPGs and Lacroix had three points on the PP including two goals. Bernie Parent made 19 saves for the win.
December 1, 1970 -- George Gardner made 40 saves in Vancouver's 5-4 win in Pacific Coliseum. The Canucks scored two late goals as Ray Cullen netted the GWG after Wayne Maki (2-1-3) tied the game with 5:17 to play. Jim Johnson (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in a span of 1:58 to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
December 15, 1970 --
Orland Kurtenbach snapped a 2-2 third period tie to lift the Canucks to a 3-2 home win. Charlie Hodge made 35 saves.
February 19, 1971 --
Simon Nolet snapped a 2-2 tie and a road team won for the first time in the series, 3-2, in the fifth meeting between the squads. Doug Favell made 30 saves. The Flyers led 2-0 in the third third period but the Canucks tied the game.
February 27, 1971 --
Eight different Flyers scored in an 8-1 win in Philadelphia. The game was scoreless until Bob Kelly scored in the opening minute of the second period. The Flyers erupted for five goals in the middle period and followed it with three more in the last period, all off Charlie Hodge. Doug Favell recorded the victory.
October 12, 1971 --
Andre Boudrias scored twice in Vancouver's three-goal second period rally and the Canucks prevailed 3-2 at home. The Flyers led 2-0 4:29 into the game.
October 28, 1971 --
Simon Nolet's second goal of the game snapped a 2-2 tie and the Flyers edged the Canucks 3-2 in Philadelphia. Larry Mickey scored the only goal of his 14-game Flyers' career to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Vancouver evened the game 2-2 with two early third period goals.
November 11, 1971 --
Simon Nolet's third period goal snapped a 3-3 tie and the Flyers prevailed 4-3 in Philadelphia. Nolet (1-2-3) assisted on two earlier goals.
February 8, 1972 --
Bobby Clarke had three points (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Vancouver. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Flyers in his final NHL appearance as it was determined afterwards that he suffered a heart attack during the game. Gamble fell to the ice at one point but he thought it was because he was hit with a skate or stick. He was taken to Merritt Hospital in Oakland the following day where he tested positive for high-blood pressure and a heart attack was confirmed. In September, Gamble officially announced his retirement as a player and accepted a position with the organization as a scout in the Toronto area. Gamble died at the age of 43 during an old-timers game played December 30, 1982.
March 8, 1972 --
Barry Ashbee (1-3-4) scored midway in the third period to break a tie and the Flyers recorded a 6-5 victory at Vancouver. Trailing 3-1 after one period, the Flyers opened the second period with three goals in 6:16 then added a fourth to take a 5-3 lead. The Canucks battled back to draw even 5-5 after two periods. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) had three points. Doug Favell made 32 saves. Eleven different players scored.
March 26, 1972 --
Simon Nolet and Bob Kelly scored 47 seconds apart in the first period leading the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. Doug Favell made 20 saves. The Flyers held a 46-21 shot advantage. Dunc Wilson was replaced by Ed Dyck (25 saves, 26 shots) when the score was 3-0.
October 12, 1972 --
Philadelphia scored five straight goals en route to a 7-3 win in the home opener. The Flyers recorded two goals in 19 seconds which gave them a 3-2 first period lead. Dave Schultz and Don Saleski scored their first NHL goals and Simon Nolet scored twice. Bobby Clarke had three points (1-2-3). Clarke was named a rotating captain prior to the season sharing duties with Gary Dornhoefer, Joe Watson and Ed Van Impe the latter was the sole captain prior to this season. In a pregame ceremony, Clarke was presented the Bill Masterton Trophy as "the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey" due to his affliction with diabetes.
December 29, 1972 --
In a game highlighted by a brawl that spilled into the stands, the Flyers and Canucks battled to a 4-4 draw in Vancouver. The Canucks became the first team to scored four PPGs against the Flyers and rallied from a 4-2 third period deficit. Jocelyn Guevremont (Van) and Bill Barber (Philly) each scored twice. The game featured a massive donnybrook 7:31 into the third period: while Bob Kelly and Jim Hargreaves fought, Don Saleski and Barry Wilcox tangled along the glass which escalated when a Canucks' fan, a dentist by profession, reached over and yanked Saleski's hair nearly lifting him off the ice. Seeing this, several Flyers' players got involved and Barry Ashbee whacked the patron. The Flyers were issued citations requiring their appearance to Vancouver police on February 9, 1973 -- their next visit to Vancouver. Earlier in the game, Moose Dupont fought Dennis Kearns.
February 1, 1973 --
Bill Flett (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 11:45 into the game and chased starter Dunc Wilson at 11:02; Ed Dyck replaced him. Vancouver cut the lead to 4-3 in the second period but Kelly sealed the win with 1:08 to play. After the game, Bobby Schmautz of Vancouver was asked about his in-game fight with Dave Schultz and said "My wife hits harder than Dave Schultz."
February 9, 1973 --
A day prior to Philadelphia's 10-5 pummeling of the Canucks in Vancouver, seven Flyers (Ross Lonsberry, Barry Ashbee, Ed Van Impe, Joe Watson, Don Saleski, Bill Flett and Bobby Taylor) appeared in provincial court for using obscene language and fighting fans with sticks in the December 29, 1972 affair, a June court date was set. Two minutes into this game, Vancouver's Bobby Schmautz received 11 stitches to his face courtesy of a fight with Moose Dupont. Philly scored two SHGs 4:03 into the game, increased the margin to 4-0 at the 8:00 mark when they chased Dunc Wilson (four goals on eight shots) and led 6-2 after one period scoring four special teams' goals. Rick MacLeish (2-3-5) and Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4) led the offense and Bill Barber (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Tom Bladon (0-3-3) chipped in with three points apiece while Ross Lonsberry scored twice. The Flyers had four PPGs in a game for the second time in team history. After the game, Dupont uttered a now-famous quote:
"Great trip for us. We don't go to jail. We beat up der chicken forwards. We score ten goal. We win. An' now de Mooze drink beer."
March 22, 1973 --
Ross Lonsberry (3-2-5) collected his first Flyers' hat trick and Philadelphia crushed Vancouver 9-0 in the Spectrum. Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4) and Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) combined for seven points. The Flyers led 5-0 after one period and scored three times in the third period. Doug Favell made 31 saves for the shutout. Dunc Wilson gave up all nine goals.
June 8, 1973 --
The Flyers Seven, as they were dubbed, faced charges in a Vancouver court room relating to the December 29, 1972 fracas. Barry Ashbee, Ed Van Impe, Joe Watson, Don Saleski and Bill Flett were sentened to either $500 fines or 30 days in jail. Ross Lonsberry pleaded guilty to a disturbing the peace charge which was later dropped by the Judge and Bobby Taylor was later sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $500 for assaulting a police officer. Taylor later denied hitting the cop and was bailed out of jail after serving 15 minutes.
October 19, 1973 --
The Canucks recorded a home win, 2-1, as Gary "Suitcase" Smith made 31 saves. Bernie Parent made 34 saves in the defeat. The Flyers entered the game with a 13-3-1 mark in the series and a 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1). It was the Flyers' first loss after a 4-0-0 start that season in which they out-scored their opponents 18-3.
November 17, 1973 --
Richard Lemieux of the Canucks scored in the third period of a 2-2 tie in Vancouver. Rick MacLeish and Bobby Clarke scored first period PPGs.
December 20, 1973
-- Birthday boy Bill Clement (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 9-3 victory over Vancouver in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) also scored twice. Eleven Flyers had multi-point games. At the 13:01 mark of the middle period, a major melee erupted resulting in the expulsion of both reserve netminders (Bobby Taylor and Gary Smith) along with the Flyers' Dave Schultz and the Canucks' Gregg Boddy (25 PIMs). The brawl totalled 90 PIMs, including 46 to Vancouver. Boddy defeated Bill Flett and then Schultz was ejected coming to his teammate's rescue. Also, Bob Kelly fought future Flyer Dennis Ververgaert. Another future Flyer Bob Dailey scored consecutive second period goals to narrow Vancouver's gap to 5-3 but Lonsberry had the momentum killer sixteen seconds later at 19:56 of the middle period.
January 22, 1974 --
The Flyers hung on for a 3-2 win in Vancouver despite two Canucks' goals in the last two minutes of the third period. The game was scoreless until Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored a PPG with 1:22 left in the second period. The Flyers added two goals in the third period. Bobby Taylor's shutout bid was snapped by Bobby Schmautz with two minutes remaining. Ed Dyck had 33 saves for the Canucks.
March 21, 1974 --
Rick MacLeish scored a SHG midway through the third period and later added an ENG tally in a 3-1 home win. MacLeish's first goal came 19 seconds after Andre Boudrias evened the game. Gary Smith was named the game's top star as he made 40 stops for Vancouver.
October 26, 1974 --
Jimmy Watson scored with 1:05 to play in a 3-2 win in Vancouver. Bill Clement scored twice within 53 seconds to even the score at 2-2 as the Canucks led 2-0 midway through the game. The Flyers improved to 13-1-2 in the last 16 games against the Canucks.
November 21, 1974 --
Chris Oddleifson scored with 2:03 remaining and Gary Smith made 37 saves to pace Vancouver to the franchise's first victory in Philadelphia, 4-3. The Flyers out the Canucks 40-16 in the game but trailed 3-2 after two periods despite a 25-8 shots advantage. Vancouver's lone shot in the second period was a goal by Mike Robitaille which gave the Canucks a 3-2 lead with 2:09 to play. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) factored in all three goals. There were three fights in the game including a first period battle in which Dave Schultz knocked out two of Bob Dailey's (then of Vancouver) teeth. The Flyers were 11-0-0 at home in this series and Vancouver would not beat Philly again until October 1978.
January 1, 1975 --
Bill Barber snapped a scoreless tie with 3:44 to play and Bernie Parent made 24 saves in the Flyers' 2-0 win in Vancouver. Ross Lonsberry added an ENG. Dave Schultz and Harold Snepsts fought.
February 27, 1975 --
Reggie Leach had three points in Philly's 3-1 home win. The Flyers were held scoreless for the first 34+ minutes of the game until Leach scored. Bernie Parent made 17 saves for the victory but suffered a thigh injury and missed the next five games (returned March 13, 1975). The Flyers played Kate Smith's "God Bless America" for the 45th time and improved to 41-3-1.
March 25, 1975 --
Ross Lonsberry scored twice and Bernie Parent made 30 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 win at Vancouver. The Flyers scored three times in the second period. Reggie Leach scored the GWG 16 seconds after Lonsberry's second goal. Vancouver outshot Philly 33-27. Future Flyers Dennis Ververgaert and Bob Dailey scored and helped Vancouver gain a 2-1 lead in the first period. The Flyers had 12 of the game's 14 PIMs and were whistled for three minors in a span of 27 seconds in the opening period.
November 30, 1975 --
Don Saleski broke a 3-3 tie with just over five minutes to play in the Flyers' 5-3 win at home. Vancouver led 2-0 more than 27 minutes into the game. Orest Kindrachuk, who had three points, assisted on the GWG and added an ENG.
February 5, 1976 --
Though Philly defeated Vancouver 6-1 in the Spectrum with a 55-shot attack (40-16 advantage after two periods) and snapped a 5-game winless skid, the Flyers lost star center Rick MacLeish for the rest of the season and playoffs due to a ligament tear in his left knee after a collision with Harold Snepsts. The injury severely affected the Flyers attempt to win three straight Cups as MacLeish was arguably the team's most potent offensive weapon, especially in big games. MacLeish registered 12 shots on goal in the game. Bobby Clarke had three points, including his 200th goal. Ross Lonsberry scored twice. The Flyers led 6-0 a little more than midway though the game. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves. Ken Lockett made 49 saves for the Canucks who lost for the 14th time in 15 games in the building.
February 17, 1976 --
Wayne Stephenson made 31 saves and Ken Lockett stopped 30 shots in a 2-2 tie at Vancouver. Reggie Leach's 40th goal gave Philly a 2-1 lead but future Flyer Dennis Ververgaert (1-1-2) scored in the third period. The Flyers had 10 of the 14 PIMs called and killed a 5-on-3 that lasted 1:41.
February 18, 1976 --
Bill Barber's (2-1-3) controversial goal snapped a 4-4 tie with 49 seconds to play and the Flyers won a re-scheduled game 6-4 at Vancouver. Canucks' goalie Ken Lockett went behind the net to play the puck and then went to ice in a three-player pile-up involving Bobby Clarke and Vancouver d-man Bob Dailey. Flyers' head coach said "You mean something was wrong on that goal? How the hell does Clarke get out of Lockett's way when he has someone 6-4 280 (Dailey) on top of him." Lockett said "Somehow he (Clarke) fell on top of me and he (Dailey) was trying to pry him off my back." An angry Canucks' head coach Phil Maloney said "Everything is convenient for Bobby. Do you want to do this now Bobby? Is everything all right Bobby? He has carte blanche out there. Philadelphia isn't that great. If they had to play the game the way it should be played, there's no way they'd be in first place. The real secret of their success is that they don't get half the penalties that should be called against them." After the goal, Vancouver's Dailey and Harold Snepsts were hit with misconduct penalties and Dailey was suspended two games for pushing referee Bruce Hood. Bobby Lalonde of the Canucks tied the score at 4-4 with 1:47 to play; he also tied the score at 3-3. Don Saleski added three assists. Reggie Leach scored twice. The teams met in Vancouver on consecutive nights because the December 12, 1975 scheduled game was postponed due to an unexpected snowstorm in and around Vancouver.
March 18, 1976 --
The Flyers tied the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak at 23 games (17-0-6) with a 3-2 victory in Philly. The record was held solely by the 1940-41 Boston Bruins. The Flyers scored three second period goals in a span of 1:23 and recovered from a 2-0 first period hole. Jack McIlhargey started the comeback with his first career NHL goal, then Reggie Leach tied it with his 54th goal and Dave Schultz recorded the GWG 14 seconds later. Vancouver had a 20-8 shot edge in the first but Wayne Stephenson held the Flyers in the game and made 39 stops in the contest. This was the fourth meeting between the teams in about six weeks. The Flyers lost in Detroit, their next game.
November 11, 1976 --
After a 3-3 first period, the Flyers took command with a pair of goals in 69 seconds and recorded a 6-4 home victory. Bobby Clarke made it 6-3 11 seconds after Mel Bridgman and Harold Snepsts fought in the third period. Reggie Leach had three points. Bernie Parent made 22 saves.
December 27, 1976 --
Bernie Parent made 28 saves and the LCB Line combined for eight points in a 5-1 road victory. The Flyers were 13-0-5 in the last 18 games played.
January 20, 1977 --
The Flyers traded Larry Goodenough and Jack McIlhargey to Vancouver for Bob Dailey. The trade was made during a Flyers-Montreal game and announced afterwards.
March 3, 1977 --
The Flyers scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 home win. Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers outshot Vancouver 36-19.
March 22, 1977 --
Reggie Leach scored with 18 seconds left in a 4-4 tie at Vancouver. Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) had four points including setting up the tying goal.
March 26, 1977 --
The Flyers crushed the Canucks 9-3 in Philadelphia ending Vancouver's 10-game unbeaten streak. Philly led 5-0 in the first period and held a 21-6 shot advantage. The offense was led by Reggie Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) and Ross Lonsberry (0-3-3). Philly scored three times in a span of 1:53 in the third period. Cesare Maniago gave up five goals and then Curt Ridley surrendered four goals.
November 6, 1977 --
Despite Cesare Maniago's 43 saves, the Flyers recorded a 3-2 home win. Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke had a pair of points each. Bernie Parent made 28 saves.
November 29, 1977 --
Bernie Parent made 25 saves, including 13 in the first period when the Flyers had just three shots, and Philly recorded a 3-0 win in Vancouver. Bill Barber snapped a scoreless tie in the opening minute of the second period.
Janaury 26, 1978 --
Bob Kelly scored twice and the Flyers recorded a 6-2 victory in Vancouver. The Flyers led 5-0 midway through the game. Bernie Parent made 24 saves. Jack McIlhargey assisted on both Canucks' goals.
February 9, 1978 --
The Flyers won 5-2 in the Spectrum and controlled the game with a 41-17 shots advantage, limiting the Canucks to 10 shots after 40 minutes. Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3), Gary Dornhoefer (two goals) and Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) led the offense. The win came with a price, however, as star Bobby Clarke was lost for the next nine games after suffering a broken thumb on a Pit Martin slash.
March 31, 1978 --
The Flyers led 3-0 after one period and held on for a 3-2 win in Vancouver. Hilliard Graves scored in the second and third periods. The Flyers went 18 (16-0-2) straight games against the Canucks without a loss. Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves.
October 29, 1978 --
Glen Hanlon made 33 saves in the Canucks' 5-2 win in Philadelphia, earning the franchise's second road victory in this series in 22 (2-20-0) tries. The victory by Vancouver also snapped an 18-game (0-16-2) winless skid to the Flyers; they last beat Philly November 21, 1974. The Flyers entered the contest 29-2-4 in their last 35 games against Vancouver. Philly was assessed a minor penalty six seconds into the game for submitting an incorrect lineup. Ron Sedlbauer scored the go-ahead goal in the first period to make it 2-1.
November 12, 1978 --
Paul Evans had a goal and an assist in the Flyers 4-0 win in Vancouver. Bernie Parent needed to make just 14 saves to record the shutout.
December 29, 1978 --
Dennis Ververgaert was traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for Drew Callander and Kevin McCarthy.
February 20, 1979 --
The teams played to a 3-3 tie in Vancouver. The Flyers did much of their offensive output in the middle period, outshooting the Canucks 18-5 and scoring three times including two by Rick MacLeish. Vancouver's Jere Gillis scored a PPG to tie the game, eight seconds into a Frank Bathe penalty. gary Bromley made 30 saves for Vancouver.
March 29. 1979 --
Robbie Moore recorded his second shutout in his third career NHL start while Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the offense in a 5-0 home win. Philly had a 42-22 shot advantage.
April 10, 1979 -- In Game One of the Preliminary Round in Philadelphia,
the Flyers were shocked by the Canucks 3-2 in the Spectrum. Thomas Gradin gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead with a second period goal and then Stan Smyl's goal nine seconds into the final period increased the lead to 2-0. Later, Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach sandwiched a goal by Don Lever. All three Canucks' goals scorers tallied their first career NHL PO goals. Gary Bromley made 28 saves for Vancouver and earned first star honors. Wayne Stephenson made 23 saves in the loss.
April 12, 1979 -- In Game Two at Vancouver
, Reggie Leach's goal with 54 seconds to play, off an important faceoff win by Bobby Clarke, snapped a 4-4 tie and the Flyers escaped with a 6-4 victory. Leach and Tom Gorence, who scored 1:47 into the game, both scored twice and Bill Barber (1-1-2) added an ENG. The Flyers had six consecutive minors in the first period and played nearly 10 minutes shorthanded which enabled Vancouver to take a 2-1 lead with two goals in a span of 2:01. Leach scored a PPG to make it 2-2. Due to the importance of the game with the Flyers facing elimination, Clarke played 14 minutes in the first period. The game was tied 2-2 after one period and 3-3 after two periods. Ken Linseman put the Flyers on top 4-3 with 6:24 left in regulation. Thomas Gradin, who tied the game at 4 with 3:20 remaining in the third period, scored twice for Vancouver but was in the box when Leach tied the game 2-2. Robbie Moore, who appeared in just five prior NHL games, started and made 17 saves. The Flyers held a 37-21 shots advantage. Andre Dupont-Ron Sedlbaur brief fight late in the second period:
April 14, 1979 -- In Game Three at Philadelphia,
seven different Flyers scored in the 7-2 series clincher as special teams played a huge part. While the Canucks were stopped in seven PP attempts, the Flyers went 3-for-5. Philly was whistled for four straight minors, including three in a span of 2:05, by referee Bob Myers, in the first period but killed off two 5-on-3's. Robbie Moore improved his record to 5-0-1 since his promotion from the AHL as he made 29 saves, including 14 in the first period. Bobby Clarke gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead seven seconds after former Flyer Larry Goodenough was penalized for elbowing and the Flyers led the rest of the game. The Flyers led 2-1 after 20 minutes then struck for consecutive PPGs by Reggie Leach and Tom Gorence in the second period which gave them a 4-1 lead. Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Paul Holmgren (1-2-3) led the offense. Leach and Vancouver's Thomas Gradin each finished with five points (4-1-5) in the series. The Flyers were 32 points better than Vancouver, the team with the lowest point total among the 12 qualifiers, in the regular season but came within moments of one of the biggest upsets in NHL history.
November 11, 1979 --
Rick MacLeish (3-0-3) recorded his 14th NHL hat trick by scoring in each period and led the Flyers to a 5-4 win in Philadelphia. Phil Myre made 24 saves. The Flyers never trailed in the game.
November 23, 1979 --
The Flyers defeated the Canucks 5-2 in Vancouver. In the second period, a brawl erupted highlighted by Paul Holmgren-Jere Gillis and Ken Linseman-Lars Lindgren; both goalies were involved, too, and less than a minute later, the Flyers scored to take a 3-1 lead. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods but exploded for a 14-3 shots advantage in the third period. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) had key goals. Glen Hanlon made 30 saves in the loss. Phil Myre had the win.
January 2, 1980 --
Jack McIlhargey was traded to the Flyers for cash.
February 7, 1980 --
The Flyers lost for the first time at home all season as Rick Vaive scored twice, including an ENG, and Gary Bromley made 26 saves in the Canucks' 4-1 win. Philly was 19-0-7 at the Spectrum entering this game and had a 35-3-13 record that season prior to this loss. The Flyers also were 33-3-5 in their last 41 regular season games against the Canucks.
February 22, 1980 --
On the same day as "The Miracle on Ice," Phil Myre was a perfect 25-for-25 over the last two periods in a brawl-filled 7-3 Flyers' win at Vancouver. Reggie Leach (2-1-3), Paul Holmgren (1-1-2), Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Bob Dailey (1-1-2) led the offense. The Saturday night game, which started at 11:00 P.M. (ET), saw Vancouver go up 2-0 at the 2:55 mark but 38 seconds after killing a Bobby Clarke minor, the Flyers and Paul Holmgren scored at 7:05. The teams exchanged goals and the Canucks led 3-2 after 20 minutes. Leach (2-1-3) scored his 40th goal and participated in all three Flyers' goals in the decisive second period and the Flyers led 5-3. Mel Bridgman and Dailey scored within 24 seconds and the Flyers led 7-3 early in the third period. A massive 45-minute bench-clearing brawl with 5:30 left in the third period then erupted. The result was a three-game suspension for Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn (replaced by Joe Watson) due to instigating an on-ice brawl, while defenseman Frank Bathe (first man off the bench) was suspended for two games and the team was fined $5,000.
The fight began when referee Bryan Lewis failed to call Dailey's slash to Vancouver's Jere Gillis or the retaliation high-stick which led to a fight between the two. The totals for the game: 20 5-minute majors (including 12 in the brawl), 17 10-minute misconducts (including 16 in the brawl), 15 players tossed (including 14 in the brawl), 314 PIMs (including 238 in the brawl), team-highs of 32 PIMs for Philly's Mike Busniuk and Vancouver's Dave Logan, 26 PIMs for Bridgman, 21 PIMs for goalie Myre and 15 PIMs for both backup goalies -- Pete Peeters and Glen Hanlon. Gary Bromley of Vancouver surrendered seven goals on 28 shots.
October 16, 1980 --
Vancouver scored four consecutive third period goals and Richard Brodeur made 36 saves in a 5-2 win in the Spectrum. Rick MacLeish (2 goals) gave the Flyers a 2-1 third period edge but after Bobby Schmautz tied the score, Darcy Rota gave the Canucks a lead with about seven minutes to play. Curt Fraser scored twice for Vancouver.
November 29, 1980 --
The Canucks ralled from a 3-goal deficit in a 3-3 tie in Vancouver. Bill Barber had two of the Flyers' three first period goals. The Canucks scored three times in the second period.
February 12, 1981 --
Pete Peeters, the game's top star, had 32 saves and Brian Propp scored twice in a 4-3 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 after two periods and eventually 4-1 in the third period when Rick MacLeish scored but the Canucks scored a PPG and a SHG to narrow the gap to 4-3.
February 23, 1981 --
The Canucks snapped a 17-game (0-12-5) home winless skid to the Flyers as Tiger Williams had three (2-1-3) points and Richard Brodeur made 29 saves in the 6-4 victory. Vancouver's last home win in this series came in October 1973. Thomas Eriksson had three points in the loss. Each team scored three PPGs. The game included 162 PIMs. Glen Cochrane picked up 42 PIMs and there were5 game misconducts, 1 gross misconduct and 1 double-game misconduct. With 2;26 remaining in the middle period, the referee Greg Madill decided to suspend play and continue the game after sending both teams to each dressing room. Bench-clearing brawl:
October 31, 1981 --
Vancouver led 4-0 about 10 minutes into the first period and Stan Smyl (3-2-5) later completed a hat trick in the Canucks' 8-4 win in the Spectrum. Thomas Gradin had four assists. Pete Peeters gave up all eight goals.
January 30, 1982 --
Ivan Boldirev had three assists and Richard Brodeur made 29 saves in the Canucks' 4-2 home victory.
February 28, 1982 --
Gary Lupul's late goal gave the Canucks a 3-3 tie in Van. Brian Propp (1-2-3) had three points and eight shots for the Flyers. Richard Brodeur made 35 saves for the Canucks.
November 4, 1982 --
Richard Brodeur made 42 saves and Patrik Sundstrom scored twice in Vancouver's 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Van scored four straight goals after trailing 1-0 and led 4-2 after two periods despite being outshot 32-14.
November 28, 1982 --
Darryl Sittler (3-1-4) completed his first Flyers' hat trick when he in a goal mouth scramble with 30 seconds left in a 5-5 tie at Vancouver. All three goals came off Ken Ellacott who otherwise was perfect (27 shots/30 saves) after he replaced Richard Brodeur (12/14) to start the second period. The Flyers led 4-2 in the third period before the Canucks netted three straight. Philly outshot Van 44-28. In the early third, Paul Holmgren dropped Jim Nill in a brief scrap --
January 4, 1983 --
Brian Propp scored on a penalty shot and Pelle Lindbergh made 19 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Propp blasted a 25-footer past Ken Ellacott and had to be summoned from the bench after being unaware of the infraction and eventual protocol. The lone Vancouver goal was by ex-Flyer Kevin McCarthy in the game's final minute. At the end of the second period, Paul Holmgren fought Ron Delorme.
November 26, 1983 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 33 saves in a 5-4 road win. Rick MacLeish and brian Propp scored twice within 33 seconds midway in the second period to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Stan Smyl (2-1-3) led the Canucks. At the end of the second period, Glen Cochrane fought Ron Delorme in a festive affair --
January 27, 1984 --
Richard Brodeur made 23 saves in Vancouver's 4-0 win at home. Tony Tanti scored the GWG 3:10 into the game.
February 12, 1984 --
Tiger Williams (2-1-3) scored with 1:56 to play and Vancouver rallied for a 6-5 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers took a 5-3 third period lead on Tim Kerr's second goal but the Canucks tied the game when a Darcy Rota shot bounced off the back board and then hit Pelle Lindbergh before rebounding into the net . The winning goal was scored when Lindbergh failed to stop a loose puck after Williams lost control near the faceoff circle. After the game, Lindbergh was demoted due to recent shaky performances amplified in this game. Said Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon "When a goalie plays like that, everybody is afraid of making mistakes." The Flyers outshot the Canucks 44-29. Richard Brodeur made 19 first period saves as his team was outshot 20-4 but behind just 1-0.
October 18, 1984 --
In one of the most decisive victories in franchise history, the Flyers had 58 shots on goal and crushed the Canucks 13-2 as Ilkka Sinisalo (3-2-5) and Brian Propp (3-1-4, 10 shots) who both recorded hat tricks in the home win. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Dave Poulin (1-3-4) had four points each. Peter Zezel (1-2-3), who scored his first NHL goal (
), and Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) added three points apiece. Eleven Flyers had multi-point games. Propp scored on his first two shots in the opening 7:13 to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. The margin increased to 4-1 after one period and 9-1 after two periods, the last three goals on PPs. The Flyers had four PPGs and held a 58-19 shots advantage. The total goals and margin of victory both tied existing teams marks set in an 11-0 win vs. Pittsburgh in 1977. Starter Richard Brodeur was removed for John Garrett after surrendering seven goals. Philly entered the game 1-1-1 under new coach Mike Keenan. Six players were ejected from the game for fighting including Philly's Len Hachborn and Doug Crossman. Among the battles -- Garth Butcher-Brad Marsh (
0 ) and Ed Hospodar-Craig Coxe (
December 28, 1984 --
Lindsay Carson (3-0-3) collected his lone NHL hat trick in Philly's 7-4 win in Vancouver. Philly (50) and Vancouver (40) combined for 90 shots on goal. Pelle Lindbergh made 36 saves and Richard Brodeur stopped 43. In this season, the second meeting between the clubs, the Flyers had 108 shots on goal.
January 8, 1985 --
Todd Bergen scored two goals in his NHL debut and Dave Poulin had four points in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Bergen's first goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead with 0:08 left in the second period then his second goal gave Philly a 4-3 advantage. Poulin (1-3-4) sealed the win with an ENG. Philly swept the three game regular season series with a 25-9 goals advantage and 145-92 shots total. Dave Brown trounced Garth Butcher in a fight:
March 12, 1985 --
Glen Cochrane was traded by Philadelphia for Vancouver's 3rd round choice (later traded back to Vancouver - the Canucks selected Don Gibson) in the 1986 Entry Draft.
October 27, 1985 --
Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) and Murray Craven scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. The Flyers outshot Van 44-24 including 18-4 in the first when the Flyers too command with a 3-0 lead. Richard Brodeur was replaced after the second period; he gave up five goals.
December 27, 1985 --
Tim Kerr had a hat trick and Bob Froese made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-1 victory in Vancouver. The Flyers erupted for five goals in the second period and made it 6-0 with a third period goal.
February 28, 1986 --
Steve Tambellini (2-1-3) and Stan Smyl (1-2-3) led the Canucks to a 3-1 home win. The duo recorded six of the Canucks' eight points in a three-goal second period. Richard Brodeur made 24 saves. Darren Jensen made 35 saves in the loss. There were four fights in the game including Rich Sutter-Cam Neely:
, Lindsay Carson-Doug Halward (
) and two fights involving Dave Richter.
June 6, 1986 --
Jean Jacques Daigneault was traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver with Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Kent Hawley) in the 1986 Entry Draft and 5th round choice (later traded back to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Sean Fabian) in the 1987 Entry Draft for Dave Richter, Rich Sutter and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Don Gibson) in the 1986 Entry Draft.
October 16, 1986 --
Bob Froese made 24 saves and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) each had three points in the Flyers' 6-2 home win.
December 9, 1986 --
The Flyers led 3-0 after the 7:17 mark and cruised to a 6-3 home win. Bob Froese made 28 saves and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) had three points.
December 27, 1986 --
Petri Skriko had three points and Richard Brodeur made 21 saves in Vancouver's 4-2 home win.
August 31, 1987 --
Daryl Stanley was traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Darren Jensen for Wendell Young and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Kimbi Daniels) in the 1990 Entry Draft.
November 5, 1987 --
Greg Adams (2-1-3) scored with 11 seconds remaining and Vancouver ended a seven-game (0-6-1) winless skid with a 4-3 win in Philly. Down 2-0 with just over 12 minutes to play, the Canucks scored the next three, including a go-ahead goal by Tony Tanti with five minutes to play, but Rick Tocchet scored a PPG with 1:02 left to even the score 3-3. Ilkka Sinisalo scored in the first period to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead, the team's first PPG in 46 attempts.
January 2, 1988 --
Ron Hextall made 39 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Vancouver. Dave Poulin and Pelle Eklund scored 11 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-0 lead in the second period. Murray Craven gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Derrick Smith finished the scoring. Vancouver outshot Philly 40-30.
March 1, 1988 --
The Flyers led 5-2 after one period and skated to a 7-3 win in Vancouver. Rick Tocchet completed a hat trick with two third period goals and thus became the first Flyers' player to notch hat tricks in consecutive games (Feb 27 at L.A.). Peter Zezel had three assists. Prior to the game, Willie Huber was traded by Vancouver to Philadelphia for Paul Lawless and a pick. Lawless was a -4 for the Canucks. Huber was injured and did not dress.
November 3, 1988 --
Vancouver scored five times on 18 shots and skated to a 5-2 win in Philly. Barry Pederson scored twice and Kirk McLean made 25 saves. Ron Hextall gave up four goal in two periods and was replaced by Mark Laforest.
January 18, 1989 --
Dan Hodgson broke a 3-3 tie in the third period leading Vancouver to a 5-3 home win. The Canucks led 3-0 but the Flyers evened the game 3-3 with goals by Rick Tocchet, Craig Berube and Rich Sutter in a span of 1:46 late in the second period. The Canucks added an ENG. Kirk McLean stopped 26 shots for the win. Berube fought Ronnie Stern 3:06 into the game
and then was issued a 5-minute major with 3:06 remaining in the second period for crosschecking Rich Sutter who was removed via stretcher. In an unrelated injury, Ilkka Sinisalo fractured his wrist in three places and missed the remainder of the regular season and the first 11 games of the 1989 POs (played in the final eight).
February 12, 1989 --
Kirk McLean stopped all 17 first period shots and 33 of 35 during the Canucks' 3-2 win in Philly. Brian Bradley scored consecutive goals after Rich Sutter evened the game for the Canucks. Ron Hextall made 30 saves.
December 31, 1989 --
The teams skated to a 2-2 draw in Vancouver. Derrick Smith (0-2-2) and Keith Acton (1-1-2) each had two points for the Flyers. Pete Peeters made 23 saves for the Flyers. Kirk McLean stopped 28 shots.
January 18, 1990 --
Dan Quinn's overtime goal gave Vancouver a 3-2 win in Philly. Kirk McLean made 25 saves in a loss. Rich Sutter of Vancouver and Norm Lacombe of the Flyers fought 16 seconds into the game. Ken Wregget made 26 saves.
February 28, 1990 --
The teams combined for 14 goals in a 7-7 tie in Vancouver. Tim Kerr's goal with 31 seconds to play -- the only score of the third period -- evened the game. The Flyers led 5-3 after one period scoring their five goals in 12:16. The Canucks recovered and scored four straight to start the second period but Pelle Eklund (2-2-4) scored with 42 seconds remaining in the middle period to close the Flyers' gap to one. Kerr, Eklund and Ilkka Sinislao each scored twice for the Flyers while Jiri Latal had three assists. Trevor Linden (2-1-3) and Jim Sandlak scored a pair for the Canucks while Jim Benning and Dan Quinn had three points. Goalies Ron Hextall (34 saves) and Steve Weeks went the distance.
November 11, 1990 --
Pete Peeters registered the last shutout of his NHL career by making 31 saves in a 2-0 win in Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 for much of the game until Kjell Samuelsson's (1-1-2) goal in the game's final two minutes sealed the victory.
February 7, 1991 --
Troy Gamble made 36 saves in the Canucks' 2-1 win in the Spectrum. Dan Quinn's goal in the third period gave the Canucks a 2-0 lead.
March 13, 1991 --
The Flyers earned a 5-4 OT win in Vancouver when Murray Baron scored. The Canucks led 4-1 early in the second period but the Flyers responded with two goals in just eight seconds to narrow the gap to 4-3. In the third, Scott Mellanby tied the score at 4-4. Murray Craven had three assists for Philly.
December 27, 1991 --
Ron Hextall was the show as he made 33 saves in a 1-1 tie in Vancouver. The Canucks outshot Philly 26-10 after two periods and 34-15 in the game. Dan Quinn, now of the Flyers, gave Philly a 1-0 lead in the first period but Trevor Linden evened the game in the second period.
March 8, 1992 --
Vancouver scored the last four goals and skated to a 7-3 in the Spectrum. Jim Sandlak (2-3-5) and Sergio Momesso (2-2-4) led the rout. The Flyers, down 3-1 after two, tied the game 3-3 early in the final period. Despite their last place position in the division, and 16th out of 21, the Flyers were 12-1-6 in their last 19 on home ice and had the fourth fewest home losses in the NHL as this game opened.
October 22, 1992 --
The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philly as the Canucks rallied from a 4-2 third period deficit. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored twice in the third period but the Canucks got goals from Pavel Bure and Tom Fergus. Dominic Roussel made 30 saves for the Flyers.
February 18, 1993 --
In a dramatic finish, Kevin Dineen's second goal of the game with 1.6 seconds remaining lifted the Flyers to a 3-2 win in Vancouver. Dineen intercepted the intended pass of defenseman Adrian Plavsic at the blueline and then skated in alone to beat goalie Kay Whitmore. Both Dineen goals were breakaways. Tommy Soderstrom made 28 saves.
November 7, 1993 --
Kirk McLean made 38 saves and five Canucks' scored in a 5-2 victory in Philadelphia. The Canucks scored twice in the first and second periods and increased the lead to 5-0 in the third period before the Flyers scored twice. The Flyers out-shot the Canucks 19-5 in the final period.
December 2, 1993 --
Vyatcheslav Butsayev recorded the lone hat trick in his Flyers' career and the Flyers recorded a 6-3 win in Vancouver. Dominic Roussel made 34 saves and Mark Recchi added two goals. Seventy-six seconds after his hat trick, "Bootsy" was tossed from the game for a cross-checking major. It was the Flyers final appearance at Pacific Coliseum.
February 15, 1995 --
Shawn Antoski was traded to Philly for Josef Beranek.
November 19, 1995 --
Chris Therien (1-1-2) scored on the first shot in OT to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Ron Hextall made 34 saves including 15 in the third period and 26 over the last two periods. Anatoli Semenov also had a goal and an assist. Eric Lindros said "We had great goaltending, but we were shaky everywhere else. Vancouver played a great game and worked hard so Hexy had to be a wall back there. I think we grabbed one here tonight. I think it was an early Christmas present."
December 31, 1995 --
In the first meeting in Vancouver's new General Motors Place, Alexander Mogilny's goal with five seconds to play capped an impressive 3-goal rally as the Canucks rallied for a 5-5 tie. Russ Courtnall started the comeback with a PPG midway through the third period then Martin Gelinas scored a SHG with 1:57 to play. Chris Therien and Trent Klatt scored third-period goals to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead with 10:25 left. Philly went 3-for-7 on the PP. Mogilny (2-1-3), Jyrki Lumme (1-2-3) and Martin Gelinas (1-2-3) each led Vancouver with three points. In the closing moments of OT, Mogilny tapped his stick on the ice as he was left wide open but teammate Cliff Ronning never saw him and time expired. Later, Mogilny said "I had a chance to win the game." Mikael Renberg was scratched with strained abdominal muscles, suffered earlier on the road trip.
December 1, 1996 --
Scott Daniels' goal snapped a 3-3 tie and the Flyers won 4-3 at home. Afterwards, Daniels said "It (Kevin Haller's shot) just kind of hit my stick. There was no skill involved, thank God." The score was 1-1 after two periods and then the teams alternated five third period goals. Rod Brind'Amour and John LeClair each had two points but LeClair's goal was one of controversy as Vancouver netminder Cory Hirsch said "I do not see how they can see the puck. I am not here to judge the replay system, but it was a good five seconds before I slid into the net. I do not even know where the puck was. How can they tell where it is? Maybe they made a judgement call. I guess eventually it went in. I have always
been taught to use your own judgement. It doesn't seem that the referees have their own judgement any more. It's more like if it's tight, go to the replay system."
December 31, 1996 --
The Flyers dominated the third period in a 5-3 win at Vancouver. Philly scored four unanswered goals to take a 5-2 lead and outshot Van 12-4 in the third. Eric Desjardins had assists on two important goals. Mark Wotton, who would score just three goals in his NHL career, had two for Vancouver in this game including his first NHL goal. Paul Coffey was carried off on a stretcher after laying motionless on the ice for about five minutes from a collision with teammate Eric Lindros and he missed the next five games.
December 31, 1997 --
The Flyers handed the Canucks the franchise's worst home shutout loss ever, 8-0. Philly scored four goals in the first period and matched the total in the third period. Ron Hextall had the shutout with 27 saves. John LeClair and Colin Forbes scored twice and the win elevated the Flyers into first place in the Eastern Conference. There were seven fights including Dan Kordic (Flyers)-Donald Brashear (Canucks):
Eric Lindros (0-4-4) had three assists in the first period but was also sucker-punched by Gino Odjick --
. Arturs Irbe stopped six of nine shots before being replaced by Corey Hirsch (30 saves, 35 shots) with 9:37 to play in the first period. Afterwards, a despondant Canucks' head coach Mike Keenan said "Well, these guys are just asking to be moved. Maybe they think it's too difficult for them to do what I ask. But that's not NHL hockey. I think some of our players quit, while some of them continued to play on" after a 2-9-3 record in December.
February 5, 1998 --
Mike Sillinger was traded to Philadelphia for the Flyers' 5th round choice (later traded back to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Garrett Prosofsky) in the 1998 Entry Draft.
March 4, 1998 --
Sean Burke was sent to the Flyers for Garth Snow. Burke, an impending free agent, was acquired by the Canucks two months earlier from Carolina.
March 12, 1998 --
The Flyers rallied for a 3-2 home win which gave Roger Neilson his first victory (second game) as the Flyers' head coach. Colin Forbes and John LeClair (his 40th) recorded third period goals 58 seconds within each other amid a 17-8 shots advantage. Ron Hextall made 22 saves in the win. Arturs Irbe made 33 saves in the loss.
March 24, 1998 --
Dave Babych was traded to the Flyers by Vancouver with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Garrett Prosofsky) in 1998 Entry Draft for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Justin Morrison) in the 1998 Entry Draft.
October 19, 1998 --
Trent Klatt was sent to the Canucks for Vancouver's 6th round choice (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Jeff Dwyer) in the 2000 Entry Draft.
November 29, 1998 --
The Legion of Doom Line combined for 11 points as John LeClair (4-0-4), Eric Lindros (0-4-4) and Keith Jones (1-2-3) led Philly to a 6-2 home win. The Flyers trailed 2-1 after two periods but LeClair tied a team record for most goals in a period with three. LeClair scored in the opening minute of the third period to tie the game 2-2 and that score remained until he completed his hat trick with 5:07 to play. Keith Jones made it 4-2 47 seconds later. LeClair scored his fourth goal with 64 seconds left, his second career four-goal game, to make it 5-2. Chris Gratton made it 6-2 and ended a 21-game goal scoring drought. The Flyers scored five times on 12 shots (no ENGs) off former teammate Garth Snow in the third period. The last four goals came in a span of 4:33 in the game's final 5:07. Ron Hextall made 20 saves.
December 31, 1998 --
Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Valeri Zepepukin (2-0-2) scored twice and John LeClair had three points (1-2-3) in the Flyers' 6-2 win in Vancouver. Philly exploded for four second period goals. JVB made 23 saves. Garth Snow (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Corey Hirsch (5 shots, seven saves).
October 26, 1999 --
Kevin Weekes made 33 saves in the Canucks' 5-2 win in Philly. Peter Schaefer (2 goals) and Mats Naslund had three points apiece. Both Eric Lindros and John LeClair were -4 in the +/- column. The Flyers were victorious in the last six meetings in this series and unbeaten in the last nine.
December 29, 1999 --
Adam Burt's overtime score, his first goal of the season, led the Flyers to a 3-2 win in Vancouver. Simon Gagne (1-2-3) participated in all three goals. Donald Brashear and Todd Bertuzzi gave Vancouver two leads. Philly outshot the Canucks 30-16. Garth Snow made 27 saves in the Canucks' loss.
October 5, 2000 --
Justin Williams (1-2-3), who made his NHL debut, and Eric Desjardins (2-0-2), who scored with 1.3 seconds to play in the second period which snapped a 3-3 tie, paced the Flyers to a season-opening 6-3 home win. Desjardins also scored with about three minutes to play in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-3 lead. Brian Boucher made 29 saves. The Flyers scored three PPGs in the game but gave up a pair of SHGs in the first period. Petr Hubacek scored for the Flyers (his NHL career would span six games and this was his lone point). The Flyers eventually began the season with a 1-5-2 record, this being the only time they won in the first eight games. Daniel and Henrik Sedin made their NHL debuts for Vancouver, the first twins to play in the NHL since Ron and Rich Sutter in 1983.
November 25, 2001 --
Dan Cloutier made 23 saves and Mats Naslund scored twice in the Canucks' 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP. Keith Primeau beat ex-Flyer Murray Baron in a fight.
December 17, 2001 --
Donald Brashear was traded to Philadelphia with the Canucks' 6th round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Jaroslav Balastik) in the 2002 Entry Draft for Jan Hlavac and Tampa Bay's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Brett Skinner) in the 2002 Entry Draft.
December 31, 2001 --
Simon Gagne scored with 2.8 seconds left in the Flyers' 2-1 win in Vancouver. Jeremy Roenick fed Gagne from behind the net on a perfect feed. Said Gagne: "I just had to put the puck in the net. The puck came right to me and Dan Cloutier tried to grab it. I had no idea how much time was left at the point but pretty much the top of the net was wide open." Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves and the only shot to beat him was by Matt Cooke with 3:58 to play. The Canucks had a goal disallowed in the second period when a whistle was blown though replays showed the puck was never covered by Cechmanek. It marked the fifth time in the last seven years that the Flyers played New Years' Eve in Vancouver and they had four wins and one tie. John LeClair snapped a scoreless tie with 2:18 to play in the second period.
March 4, 2003 --
Roman Cechmanek was superb with a 41-save shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. Cechmanek was at his best by making 17 saves in the second period. All three goals came in the first period and Canucks' goalie Petr Skudra was replaced after giving up goals to Michel Handzus and Donald Brashear in the first 2:49. After the game, Cechmanek's comments included a reference to his 2002 post-season blowup: "Last season I was upset because I wondered if they were serious. I know our players are good. Now we're talking about it. We're trying to be better as a team because the playoffs will be tough for us.'' Keith Primeau said of Cechmanek "He has more confidence right now. And that gives us confidence." Head Coach Ken Hitchcock said of Cechmanek "He's involved in leadership meetings now and he is taking that seriously. He is at ease. He is at ease being a leader. He's a very, very competitive man." Primeau knocked down Ed Jovanovski in a fight:
November 13, 2003 --
Simon Gagne (1-1-2) scored in OT to give the Flyers' a 4-3 win in Wachovia Center. The GWG was set up on a feed from Marcus Ragnarsson who fed the wide-open Gagne. Todd Bertuzzi scored with eight seconds remaining in the third period to send the game into OT. After the game, Marc Crawford (head coach of Vancouver) was asked about his goalie Johan Hedberg and said "Terrible. He wasn't good and I probably shouldn't have started him." The teams alternated scoring the seven goals in the game. Ken Hitchcock coached his 600th NHL game. The Flyers and Canucks were the only two teams without a home loss at this stage.
December 15, 2005 --
Alex Auld made 39 saves, including 19 in the third period, and the Canucks won 5-4 in Philadelphia. Vancouver, down 3-2, scored three times to open the third and got consecutive goals from Anson Carter on assists from the Sedin twins. Henrik Sedin had three assists in the game. The Flyers lost Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Robert Esche to injuries. Richards suffered a head injury, Carter was struck in the left ear by a Dennis Seidenberg slap shot and required 52 stitches and Esche left the game with a groin injury and missed over a month. In addition, Simon Gagne, captain Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins, Joni Pitkanen, Turner Stevenson and Donald Brashear were out of the lineup.
September 12, 2006 --
Canucks' Group 2 free agent Ryan Kesler signed a one-year, $1.9-million offer sheet with the Flyers. That same day, Keith Primeau was reported to have retired due to concussions. Vancouver matched the offer to Kessler. It was the first offer sheet in the NHL since Carolina and Sergei Fedorov (with Detroit) agreed to a six-year, $28-million offer sheet in 1998.
October 10, 2007 --
The Flyers extended their unbeaten streak against the Canucks in Vancouver to 13 games (9-0-4) with an explosive performance in an 8-2 win. The Flyers led 2-0 on goals 13 seconds apart then increased the lead to 4-1 and chased goalie Roberto Luongo after scoring four goals on 13 shots. Curtis Sanford replaced Luongo at the start of the second, but he surrendered a goal on the first shot he faced. Philly led 7-2 after two periods. Mike Richards had four points (2-2-4) including the last goal while the Flyers were two men down. Joffrey Lupul (1-2-3) and Danny Briere (1-2-3), who became the first player in franchise history to record multi-point games in his first three contests, had three points each. The Flyers improved to 14-3-1 in the past 18 games against the Canucks. Martin Biron made 25 saves. Highlights --
. The NHL handed Jesse Boulerice a 25-game suspension for a severe cross-check to the head of Ryan Kesler in this game:
December 30, 2008 --
Martin Biron (29 saves) and Jeff Carter (1-1-2) backed the Flyers to 3-2 victory and extended the team's unbeaten streak to 14 games (10-0-4) in Vancouver. Simon Gagne was injured 15 seconds into the game, on a check by Kevin Bieksta, and missed the next two contests due to a shoulder injury. Curtis Sanford (9 shots, 7 saves) was removed due to a groin injury and was placed on the injured list following the game. He was replaced by Cory Schneider who gave up the eventual GWG, the only goal he allowed on 21 shots. Highlights --
December 3, 2009 --
Roberto Luongo made 38 saves and became the first Canucks' goalie to record a shutout in Philadelphia in a 3-0 win. It was the second shutout registered by a Vancouver goalie in this series. The Flyers goalless streak hit 160:04. Philly held a 38-29 shots advantage including 15-7 in the third period. Willie Mitchell snapped a scoreless tie 13:38 into the second period. Mitchell also fought Chris Pronger. Earlier, Mike Richards and Kevin Bieksa fought. The following day, Peter Laviolette replaced John Stevens as the Flyers' head coach and Kevin McCarthy replaced Jack McIlhargey as an assistant.
December 28, 2010 --
at Vancouver 10:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
All Times are Eastern Time.
Site and Opponent
H - Washington
CSN-DC (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
A - Montreal
RDS (HD), TCN-PH
H - NY Islanders
VERSUS (HD), TSN2 (HD)
H - Ottawa
TSN2 (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
A - New Jersey
CSN-PH (HD), MSG PLUS 2
A - Boston
TCN-PH, NESN (HD)
A - Pittsburgh
TSN2 (HD), RDS (HD), VERSUS (HD)
H - Pittsburgh
FS-P (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
GDT MUSIC -- "Sea of Sorrow" by Alice in Chains
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