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#77: Flyers @ Islanders - April 1, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)



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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (38-32-6) vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (31-35-10)

BROADCAST INFO FOR THIS GAME:
GAME NOTES and TEAM WEBSITES:
LINKS TO RECENT ARTICLES:


FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Hartnell Richards Giroux
Gagne BriereLeino
van RiemsdykPowe Asham
Cote BettsLaperriere

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Pronger Carle
Timonen Krajicek
Bartulis Coburn

Goalies:
Probable Starter Backup
Boucher Duchesne

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Backlund groin not available
Carcillo suspended for two games will return April 4
Carter non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone (left foot) out 3-4 weeks from March 22
Emery avascular necrosis of the right hip on LTIR, out for the season
Leighton high ankle sprain out approx. 8-10 weeks from March 18
Parent healthy available
van Riemsdyk bruised knee probable

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
45 ASHAM, Arron 5'11' 205 Right Portage-La-Prairie, Manitoba 4/13/78
11 BETTS, Blair6'3" 210 Left Edmonton, Alberta 2/16/80
48 BRIERE, Danny 5'10'' 179 Right Gatineau, Quebec 10/6/77
13 CARCILLO, Dan 6'0'' 205 Left King City, Ontario 1/28/85
17 CARTER, Jeff 6'3'' 200 Right London, Ontario 1/1/85
32 COTE, Riley 6'2'' 220 Left Winnipeg, Manitoba 3/16/82
12 GAGNE, Simon 6'0'' 195 Left Ste. Foy, Quebec 2/29/80
28 GIROUX, Claude 5'11'' 172 Right Hearst, Ontario 1/12/88
19 HARTNELL, Scott 6'2'' 210 Left Regina, Saskatchewan 4/18/82
14 LAPERRIERE, Ian 6'1'' 200 Right Montreal, Quebec 1/19/74
22 LEINO, Ville 6' 1" 190 Left Savonlinna, Finland 10/6/83
36 POWE, Darroll 5'11'' 212 Left Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 6/22/85
18 RICHARDS, Mike 5'11'' 195 Left Kenora, Ontario 2/11/85
21 van RIEMSDYK, James 6'3'' 205 Left Middletown, New Jersey 5/4/89

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
3 BARTULIS, Oskars 6'2" 184 Left Ogre, Latvia 1/21/87
25 CARLE, Matt 6'0'' 205 Left Anchorage, Alaska 9/25/84
5 COBURN, Braydon 6'5'' 220 Left Calgary, Alberta 2/27/85
2 KRAJICEK, Lukas 6'3" 205 Left Prostejov, Czech Republic 3/11/83
77 PARENT, Ryan 6'3'' 183 Left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 3/17/87
20 PRONGER, Chris 6'6'' 214 Left Dryden, Ontario 10/10/74
44 TIMONEN, Kimmo 5'10'' 194 Left Kuopio, Finland 3/18/75

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTCATCHES PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
30 BACKLUND, Johan 6'2" 198 Left Skelleftea, SWE 7/24/81
33 BOUCHER, Brian 6'2'' 200 Left Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1/2/77
35 DUCHESNE, Jeremy 6' 0" 201 Left Silver Spring, Maryland 10/17/86
29 EMERY, Ray 6'2'' 196 Left Hamilton, Ontario 9/28/82
49 LEIGHTON, Michael 6'3" 186 Left Petrolia, Ontario 5/19/81

FLYERS' STATS:

ISLANDERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Matt Moulson Josh Bailey Kyle Okposo
Trevor Gillies John Tavares Blake Comeau
Jon Sim Frans Nielsen Trent Hunter
Sean Bergenheim Richard Park Tim Jackman

Defensemen:
PairingPairing
Mark Streit Jack Hillen
Andrew MacDonald Mark Flood
Dylan Reese Freddy Meyer

Goalies:
Probable Starter Backup
Martin Biron Dwayne Roloson

ISLANDERS' INJURIES, MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Rick DiPietro swelling in his surgically repaired left knee injured list
Bruno Gervais groin is questionable
Dustin Kohn concussion is out indefinitely
Andrew MacDonald broken foot is probable
Radek Martinek torn ACL, right knee injured list
Rob Schremp torn meniscus, right knee is out the remainder of the season
Jeff Tambellini healthy is available
Doug Weight surgery on torn labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder is out for the season

ISLANDERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTPLACE OF BIRTH DOB
12 Josh Bailey 6' 1" 188 Oct 2, 1989 Bowmanville, ON, CAN
20 Sean Bergenheim 5' 10" 205 Feb 8, 1984 Helsinki, FIN
57 Blake Comeau 6' 1" 207 Feb 18, 1986 Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
14 Trevor Gillies 6' 3" 215 Jan 30, 1979 Cambridge, ON, CAN
7 Trent Hunter 6' 3" 210 Jul 5, 1980 Red Deer, AB, CAN
28 Tim Jackman 6' 4" 210 Nov 14, 1981 Minot, ND, USA
26 Matt Moulson 6' 1" 206 Nov 1, 1983 North York, ON, CAN
51 Frans Nielsen 5' 11" 172 Apr 24, 1984 Herning, DNK
21 Kyle Okposo "A" 6' 1" 200 Apr 16, 1988 St. Paul, MN, USA
10 Richard Park "A" 5' 11" 190 May 27, 1976 Seoul, KOR
13 Rob Schremp 5' 11" 200 Jul 1, 1986 Syracuse, NY, USA
16 Jon Sim 5' 10" 195 Sep 29, 1977 New Glasgow, NS, CAN
15 Jeff Tambellini 5' 11" 186 Apr 13, 1984 Calgary, AB, CAN
91 John Tavares 6' 0" 195 Sep 20, 1990 Mississauga, ON, CAN
93 Doug Weight "C" 5' 11" 196 Jan 21, 1971 Detroit, MI, USA

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTPLACE OF BIRTH DOB
4 Mark Flood 6' 1" 190 Sep 29, 1984 Charlottetown, PE, CAN
8 Bruno Gervais 6' 1" 205 Oct 3, 1984 Longueuil, QC, CAN
38 Jack Hillen 5' 11" 200 Jan 24, 1986 Minnetonka, MN, USA
56 Dustin Kohn 6' 2" 200 Feb 2, 1987 Edmonton, AB, CAN
47 Andrew MacDonald 6' 1" 188 Sep 7, 1986 Judique, NS, CAN
24 Radek Martinek 6' 1" 203 Aug 31, 1976 Havlicko Brod, CZE
44 Freddy Meyer 5' 10" 192 Jan 4, 1981 Sanbornville, NH, USA
42 Dylan Reese 6' 0" 195 Aug 29, 1984 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2 Mark Streit "A" 6' 0" 197 Dec 11, 1977 Bern, CHE

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTPLACE OF BIRTH DOB
43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
39 Rick DiPietro 6' 1" 210 Sep 19, 1981 Winthrop, MA, USA
30 Dwayne Roloson 6' 1" 180 Oct 12, 1969 Simcoe, ON, CAN

ISLANDERS' STATS:
FLYERS vs. ISLANDERS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL overall record is 114-84-26-4.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL home record is 68-31-11-2.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL away record is 46-53-15-2.
  • The Flyers are 15-1-0-0 in the last 16 regular season games.
  • The Flyers are 10-0-0-0 in the last 10 regular season home games.
  • The Flyers are 12-3-0-1 in the last 16 regular season road games.
  • The Flyers are 14-11 in 25 PO games (10-4 at home, 4-7 away).
  • The Flyers won PO series in 1975, 1985 and 1987 and lost in 1980.

1972-1975:
  • November 22, 1972 -- The Flyers fired 60 shots at Billy Smith (55 saves) and scored four third period goals in a 5-3 win in Philly. Bill Clement netted the GWG with 5:26 to play. NY led 3-1 after two periods despite being outshot 41-18. The first goal in this series' history was scored by Rick MacLeish.
  • December 16, 1972 -- The teams met at NY for the first time and the Flyers won 2-1. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Bob Kelly scored. Michel Belhumeur lost a shutout with 31 seconds left in the game. Philly outshot NY 5-3 in the first period and 30-19 in the game. There were three fights: Bill Flett-Billy Smith and Dave Schultz-Brian Spencer fought twice. NY lost for the 23rd time against three wins.
  • February 13, 1973 -- Rick MacLeish (4-0-4) became the first Flyers' player to score four goals in a game in an 8-2 win. NY led 2-0 more than 26 minutes into the affair but MacLeish scored twice within 27 seconds which led to five Flyers' goals in the second period. MacLeish, who scored three times in under seven minutes in the middle period, was joined by Jean Potvin (two goals) as multi-goal scorers in the win. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Philly outshot NY 44-23.
  • March 5, 1973 -- NY traded Terry Crisp to the Flyers for Jean Potvin.
  • March 24, 1973 -- NY won in this series for the first time, led by Bill Smith's 24 saves and a third period goal from Ed Westfall. Don Saleski fought Germain Gagnon in the first period and Gary Howatt in the second period.
  • March 31, 1973 -- The Flyers' eight-goal second period tied an NHL record for most goals in a period in a 10-2 home win. It was the fourth time in NHL history a team scored eight times in a period. The Flyers scored twice in the first 36 seconds and had eight goals on 14 shots in the second period. The Flyers led 10-0 at one point. Don Saleski (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Bill Flett (1-2-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) led the offense. Saleski had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
  • October 13, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Don Saleski (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-0 win in NY. Parent recorded consecutive shutouts in his first two NHL games upon returning from the Philadelphia Blazers (WHA).
  • December 1, 1973 -- Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period of a 2-1 road win. NY led 61 seconds into the game. The Flyers first goal came when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Denis Potvin, faked Billy Smith and then setup Kindrachuk.
  • December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (25 saves) backed Philly to a 4-0 home win. Bobby Clarke had two first period assists. NY played without Denis Potvin when he missed the team bus in Long Island. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZloqggddU
  • March 12, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and Bill Barber scored the GWG in a 2-1 win at NY. Dave Schultz fought Bob Nystrom and Dave Lewis aleading many fans to chant "Schultz is a bum." Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of referee John McCauley "I hate to see him on the ice. We've had him for four games and we've lost them all."
  • April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander, he later added his 31st. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254. Parent's record after this game was 46-13-12 and a GAA of 1.89. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods. Philly outshot NY 40-30. This was the last game of a 14-1-2 streak for the Flyers.
  • November 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG midway in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. Watson added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
  • November 5, 1974 -- NY's Billy Harris scored with 0:34 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Andre Dupont, who had two assists, had 31 PIMs and was ejected with 1:13 to play after a free-for-all resulting from a Gerry Howatt-Bobby Clarke ruckus. The Flyers went up 4-3 with 2:54 to play. NY had three PPGs and led 3-2 after two periods. Each team had 36 shots, the Flyers with an 18-7 flurry in the third period. Philly entered the game with seven straight wins and a 10-1-0 all-time record against the NYI. Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer collided which resulted in a cheekbone fracture for Dorny and he missed the next six games.
  • December 8, 1974 -- Orest Kindrachuk's second goal came with 7:39 to play in Philly's 3-2 home win. Bobby Clarke scored a PPG 29 seconds after Dave Schultz beat Denis Potvin in a first period fight; then, 0:38 later, Kindrachuk made it 2-0. Jean and Denis Potvin both scored for NY in the middle period. Philly outshot NY 35-13 including 15-3 in the first period.
  • January 9, 1975 -- NY won in Philly for the first time, 3-1, snapping the Flyers 7-0-0 mark. Bobby Clarke left the game early (flu) and did not return. Billy Smith and Bernie Parent each made 30 saves. Dave Schultz, who had 21 PIMs, fought Clark Gillies (1-1-2) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUS8ZCLG8Y8 .
  • February 15, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a tightly played 1-1 tie at NY. Bill Barber scored in the second period, then was penalized 1:06 later and on the ensuing PP for NY, J.P. Parise evened the game. NY had a goal disallowed when Billy Harris passed the puck to Jude Drouin with his gloved hand. Clark Gillies beat Moose Dupont in a fight; Dupont then fought Jean Potvin with about a minute remaining while Orest Kindrachuk and Gerry Hart battled at the same time. Prior to the game, a fan tossed a beer cup at Dave Schultz and was removed from the building by security.
  • April 5, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's team-record (later tied by Eric Lindros) point streak in consecutive games ended at 18 in the 4-1 win at the NYI. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Tom Bladon and Rick MacLeish had two points each.
  • April 29, 1975 -- In Game 1 of the Semis, the Flyers overcame a 10-day layoff and a pregame injury to Bernie Parent in an eventual 4-0 home win. Parent missed the first two games of this series as he suffered a severe bruise to the right knee off a Gary Dornhoefer shot during pregame warmups. The scoring opened on Don Saleski's 75-footer at the 6:04 mark. Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and assisted on the first goal. NY's Billy MacMillan said "They (Flyers) play very similar to the way the Russians play... It's a very disciplined hockey club." Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist. Clarke's goal (a SHG) came eight seconds after he exited the penalty box and 18 seconds into an Ed Van Impe penalty. Dave Schultz-Garry Howatt fought. Chico Resch was NY's goalie.

  • May 1, 1975 -- In Game 2, Bobby Clarke's disputed goal 2:56 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead. Goalie Billy Smith blocked Ross Lonsberry's shot and the rebound went off Clarke's skate. The Islanders claimed that Clarke kicked the puck into the goal. Philly led 4-1 and had a 4-2 lead with under seven minutes to play in regulation but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. Rick MacLeish had three assists for Philly, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had two points. Denis Potvin (2-2-4) and J.P. Parise each scored twice; one of Parise's goals was also controversial due to a bounce/kick off the skate. Goalies: Smith vs. Wayne Stephenson.
  • May 4, 1975 -- In Game 3, Reggie Leach scored thirty seconds into the third period on a 4-on-4 and Bernie Parent, in his first appearance this series due to a knee injury, stopped 14 shots in Philly's 1-0 triumph. The Flyers frustrated the Islanders all evening and held them to just three shots in the third period and a 32-14 advantage in the game. The Flyers' undefeated streak reached 21 games (19-0-2) since their last loss on March 8, 1975. Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Parent.

  • May 7, 1975 -- In Game 4, Jude Drouin's back-hander 1:53 into OT prevented a Flyers' sweep in NY's 4-3 home win. Reggie Leach's potential series-ending goal, just prior to regulation ending, was disqualified by referee Dave Newell who ruled that the red light came on before the green light. Said Leach "I put it in and I thought it was over." Said Chico Resch (36 saves) "I don't know if it was a goal or not. I heard the buzzer. My back was to it." NY led 3-0 before Ross Lonsberry and Rick MacLeish scored in the last three minutes of the second period. MacLeish's second goal tied the game 3-3 in the third period. Bernie Parent made 24 saves. In the first period, with NY leading 1-0, Bill Barber's penalty shot, the sixth in NHL PO history, was stopped. To calm his nerves, Resch approached Barber prior to the shot and asked what move he was considering and Barber's reply was "I don't whether I am going to deke or shoot. I'll see how it goes." Bob Nystrom was ejected as third man in for fighting Ed Van Impe after the Flyer and Garry Howatt were in a scrum. In the second period, Dave Schultz fought Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Ted Harris and others entered the fray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3g5...eature=related . Schultz served his penalty in the dressing room because of unruly fans.

  • May 8, 1975 -- In Game 5, Chico Resch made 28 saves and five different NY players scored in a 5-1 win in Philly. NY was outshot 17-6 in the middle period but scored the only two goals. In the last minute, Clark Gillies fought Dave Schultz and Moose Dupont was ejected as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPWm...eature=related . Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
  • May 11, 1975 -- In Game 6, Gerry Hart's third period tally snapped a 1-1 tie and Chico Resch made 28 saves as the Islanders scored a 2-1 victory in a late afternoon affair in NY. Denis Potvin's 50-foot PPG with 3:45 remaining in the second period tied the score. It marked the second consecutive series that NY recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send it to a seventh game, the previous round was against Pittsburgh. When asked about Game 7 in the Spectrum, Resch said "I don't think hell can be worse than what it will be in there." Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
  • May 13, 1975 -- In Game 7 in Philadelphia, the Flyers responded to an emotional version of "God Bless America" as performed live by legendary singer Kate Smith and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 victory. Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds into the match and Rick MacLeish scored the first of his three goals about two minutes later as part of a nine-shot attack in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. After NY scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish tallied his second PPG of the contest, to give Philly a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. MacLeish completed his hat trick with an ENG. Denis Potvin had five minor penalties including three in the first period. One violation was when he prevented MacLeish from a potential breakaway; the Flyers had two earlier short-handed breakaways nullified by Chico Resch. Afterwards, Gerry Hart said it was Bobby Clarke who won the game for the Flyers. Clarke called a team meeting at a local hotel the night before the game as a measure of team unity in light of the NY's possible comeback. Hart said "He laid it on the line. He went out on the ice and showed them how to do it. He deserved the star of the game before he stepped on the ice." Ms. Smith helped set the tone of the afternoon as she worked the partisan crowd into a feverish pitch (the third of her four performances at the Spectrum for Flyers' games). On ice, NY's captain Ed Westfall presented Smith with a bouquet of chrysanthemums sent to teammate Hart from a female fan as a measure of good luck. Al Arbour, NY's head coach, said "I think we would have had a good chance to beat Philadelphia if she hadn't planted herself right in front of Chico's net... (Smith) really threw Chico off. He wasn't in his routine." The Flyers were now 41-3-1 with "God Bless America." SERIES RECAP: Offensive leaders -- MacLeish (6-4-10), Clarke (2-4-6), Jim Watson (0-5-5); Denis Potvin (3-6-9) and Jude Drouin (3-4-7).

  • October 23, 1975 -- Chico Resch, who made 30 saves, said "I think I'm just an average goaltender playing behind a great defense" after he led NY to a 3-0 home win. The Flyers lost for the first time that season after a 5-0-1 start. NY scored two PPGs in the third period. The struggling Islanders changed their line combos prior to the game and the shifts worked.
  • November 8, 1975 -- NY won 4-3 and snapped the Flyers' 22-game home, regular season, unbeaten streak which began the prior season. The Flyers outshot NY 34-20 including 30-11 over the last two periods and 16-3 in the third period; however, NY held a 2-1 goals edge in the second and the teams split goals in the third. Garry Howatt and Dave Schultz fought each other twice in the game. Philly started the 1975-76 season with a 9-2-4 overall record and their only losses were to the Islanders (one home and one away). The Flyers went 36-2-2 at home that season (other home loss was December 28 to Boston).
  • December 30, 1975 -- NY broke open a tight game with three third period goals to win 6-2. Bob Nystrom snapped a 2-2 late second period tie and added two more in the third period. NY outshot Philly 22-9 in the first period and led 2-0. At 13:43 of the first period and the Islanders up 1-0, referee Bruce Hood tossed Bill Barber for arguing an interference call to Joe Watson and Barber accumulated 22 (had 104 all season) PIMs for delay of game, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct; Dave Schultz (minor and misconduct) was the third Flyer penalized on the play (36 PIMs to the Flyers, zero for NY). A little more than a minute later, with Andre Dupont also in the box, NY scored on a 5-on-3 to make it 2-0. Billy Harris had 2 PPGs in the game for NY. Rick MacLeish scored two PPGs in under three minutes in the second period.

1976-1979:
  • January 4, 1976 -- Don Saleski tied the scored with 2:35 to play and Reggie Leach scored the go-ahead goal 20 seconds later in a 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers did not lose on home ice the rest of the regular season; this victory began a 20-game home win streak. Leach and Bobby Clarke scored twice and Bill Barber had three assists. NY led 2-0 on a pair of PPGs 12:28 into the first period. The game was tioed 2-2 after 40 minutes but the Isles regained the lead early in the third before the Flyers scored three times in the final 2:35.
  • February 8, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice (2-1-3) and Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. The Flyers, leading 3-2, held NY without a shot during a double-minor to Terry Crisp early in the third period. Chico Resch made 34 saves for NY. There were three fights in the game including Ross Lonsberry-Gerry Hart -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMEdDxW1klw
  • March 29, 1976 -- Chico Resch made 36 saves while Denis Potvin (1-2-3) and Bryan Trottier (2-0-2) led the offense in NY's 5-1 home win.
  • September 29, 1976 -- NY won a preseason game at home, 5-2. Earlier in the day, the Flyers traded Dave Schultz to the LA Kings.
  • October 7, 1976 -- In the season opener, Glenn Resch shutout Philly 3-0. Denis Potvin's PPG in the second period was the GWG. It was the Flyers' first regular season home loss covering the last 21 games. Bobby Clarke, who hadn't played since the 1976 Finals with a bad ankle, mised the entire preseason but played. Bernie Parent played for the Flyers though it was unsure if a preseason injury, initially thought to keep him out for six weeks, would prevent him from playing. Backup Gary Inness was tentatively scheduled to start; Wayne Stephenson was suspended two days prior as a contract holdout.
  • October 30, 1976 -- The teams tied 3-3 at NY. Jude Drouin scored a PPG with 3:41 left to complete NY's rally from a 3-1 third period deficit.
  • November 28, 1976 -- Philly held NY to just nine shots over the last two periods in a 5-3 home win. Bill Barber and Tom Bladon each scored and assisted. The Flyers, leading 4-3, killed a penalty called with under three to play then challenged the length of Denis Potvin's stick, which was determined legal, and the team was fined $100. The hard-hitting contest ended with Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Nystrom fighting.
  • January 10, 1977 -- Bob Nystrom had a hat trick and Bob Bourne, Pat Price and Denis Potvin also had three points in NY's 8-3 home win. Wayne Stephenson surrendered eight goals.
  • February 12, 1977 -- Chico Resch made 27 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. NY snapped the Flyers streak of 18 straight periods scoring a goal. The turning point was killing a 5-minute butt-ending major to Gary Howatt 13 seconds after NY went ahead 2-1 late in the second period. Orest Kindrachuk fought Andre St. Laurent.
  • March 29, 1977 -- In a huge late season game, Paul Holmgren broke a tie midway in the third period to lift Philly 3-1 at home. The Flyers entered the game with a two-point lead over NY for first place. Both teams scored in the first period. NY's Garry Howatt was ejected as third man in during a minor scrum. Bernie Parent made 20 saves and said afterwards "This wasn't like a playoff game, this was a playoff game." Chico Resch stopped 32 shots and said "This game helped us more then Philadelphia. We'll be tough to beat." Both teams advanced but lost in the Semifinals.
  • November 12, 1977 -- Mel Bridgman and Bob Dailey scored in the third period to tie the Isles 2-2 in NY. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Bob Clarke and Billy Smith battled at the end of the second period, earning minors only, as both benches emptied. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the third period while on a 4-on-4 due to the fracas at the end of the second period.
  • November 17, 1977 -- Bryan Trottier scored with 10 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. NY led 3-0 after two periods but the Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG with 3:20 to play. Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) combined for six points in the third period comeback. Trottier (2-1-3), Mike Bossy (2-0-2) and Clark Gillies (0-3-3) led NY. The Flyers took 41 shots, 33 of which came in the last 30 minutes. Garry Howatt suffered a broken wrist during a fight with Gary Dornhoefer in which Andre Dupont was tossed as third man; Dornhoefer, too, was ejected, as he made contact with a linesman during the battle and was suspended two games.
  • January 21, 1978 -- Mike Bossy scored twice and three other Islanders had three points each in NY's 6-1 home win. Billy Smith made 24 saves.
  • February 19, 1978 -- Glenn Resch made 25 saves in NY's 4-1 win in Philly. There were four fights in the game including a heavyweight scrap between Mel Bridgman and Bob Nystrom in which each tossed about a dozen blows.
  • March 20, 1978 --The Flyers' 4-2 home win was aired on national TV. Rick MacLeish gave Philly a 1-0 lead via a penalty shot against Billy Smith which was awarded when Jude Drouin grabbed the puck in the goal crease. Philly led 3-0 before NY got on the board in the last minute of the second period. Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Bob Dailey (0-2-2) had two points.
  • April 4, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie at NY. Bob Bourne tied the game with a third period PPG. Clark Gillies had an opportunity to score into an open net with five seconds left but missed. Mike Bossy said "My heart was at the tip of my mouth when I saw that."
  • October 24, 1978 -- Barry Dean had three assists in Philly's 4-4 tie at NY. Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman scored 39 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mike Bossy recorded the 100th point of his career. Behn Wilson fought Bob Bourne at the 0:32 mark -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExK92OEeXAU
  • November 18, 1978 -- NY recorded an 8-2 home win as Mike Bossy (2-1-3), John Tonelli (0-3-3) and Clark Gillies (2-0-2) led the way. Moose Dupont had nine shots for the Flyers. Bernie Parent let in three goals in the first 20 minutes and was replaced by Wayne Stephenson.
  • January 4, 1979 --Bernie Parent was brilliant as he made 30 saves and Philly scored three PPGs in the second period in a 3-2 home win. Flyers coach Bob McCammon said "If Bernie plays like that, anything ispossible, even first place." Bill Barber said "What this game tells us is that when Bernie plays up to his capabilities, we win." Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke scored in a 39-second span with Gerry Hart in the box for a double-minor (slashing/unsportsmanlike). Earlier in the game, Hart fought Mel Bridgman in a feisty battle. Clark Gillies scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead. Bryan Trottier's point streak ended at 17 games. NY lost for the second time in the last 27 games.

  • January 6, 1979 -- Denis Potvin scored twice in the first period in which NY led 3-0 at the break en route to a 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent, in his final NHL season, suffered a collarbone injury and was replaced by rookie Pete Peeters who played in his fifth NHL game. The Islanders had 95 PIMs in the third period to the Flyers' 71. The game was punctuated by a memorable bench-clearing brawl 7:07 into the third period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahYpLKYfz5w , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhcom...om=PL&index=33 , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFwy3acKU84 Clark Gillies fought Dave Hoyda, Mel Bridgman with Gerry Hart again and Behn Wilson fought Mike Bossy then Billy Smith, coming from the bench, fought Bob Kelly. Six Islanders and four Flyers were ejected from the game.

  • January 14, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson and Chico Resch dueled to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Dave Lewis and Tom Gorence scored in the opening period. It was the third meeting between the teams in 11 days but unlike the prior two it was without any hostilities.
  • February 1, 1979 -- Pat Quinn made his Flyers' head coaching debut but NY scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Philly. The Flyers were now 0-4-5 in their last nine games, however, the team lost just seven times in the remaining 29 contests. After the game Quinn said "I want to see what's under the hood before I fix the car. I blame myself for this defeat."
  • April 5, 1979 -- Chico Resch made 33 saves and Bob Nystrom scored the GWG with 3:43 remaining in a 3-1 win at Philly. Jimmy Watson snapped a scoreless tie in the third period but moments later Andre Dupont was penalized and the Denis Potvin scored on the PP. After Nystrom scored, the Islanders added an ENG. All four goals were scored in the third period.
  • April 7, 1979 -- Mike Bossy (4-0-4) scored four times, his last goal being his 67th of the season, in the Isles' 9-2 blowout win in NY. Wayne Merrick (1-3-4) and Bobby Nystrom (1-3-4) also added four points. The Islanders had 27 individual points on their nine goals. NY scored three times in each period.
  • October 11, 1979 -- Bernie Parent became the first NHL goalie to have his number retired prior to the Flyers' 5-2 win. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored in the first period. The Flyers added three goals during a second period span of 1:41 including Brian Propp's first NHL goal on his first shot in his debut. Paul Holmgren had two (1-1-2) points. Phil Myre made 32 saves. Mel Bridgman debuted as team captain since NHL rules prohibited player coaches (Bobby Clarke) from holding that role. The day prior to the game, Clark Gillies of NY asked to have his captaincy removed and Denis Potvin, who did not play in this game, was elevated to the role. Philly was 2-7-5 in the previous 14 games in this series.
  • November 10, 1979 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) scored twice and Pete Peeters made 16 saves in Philly's 5-2 win. It was the Flyers' first victory at NY since April 5, 1975 ending a 13-game (0-9-4) skid. Philly took a 4-0 lead in the third period which led Islanders' fans to chant "Refund!" Clark Gillies scored twice in 24 seconds to cut the Flyers' lead to 4-2 early in the third; however Bobby Clarke scored about a minute later to seal the win.

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