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A Fistful of Dollars
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Oct. 13, 1974 --
In the first meeting, Andre Dupont's third period goal gave Philly a 3-2 home win. Bill Barber tied the score with 14 seconds left in the second period. Simon Nolet, a member of the 1974 Flyers' Cup Champs who was claimed by Kansas City in the Expansion Draft, gave the Scouts a 2-1 lead. Bob Kelly scored the first goal in this series. The start was delayed 35 minutes when a curtain inside the Spectrum caught fire requiring the presence of the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Dec. 1, 1974 --
Bobby Clarke (1-4-5) recorded his second consecutive five-point game and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in Philly's 10-0 home win. Terry Crisp (0-3-3), Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) chipped in. Philly scored five goals in the first period and four in the second period. The Scouts' Pete McDuffe gave up ten 10 goals on 47 shots.
Dec. 6, 1974 --
The squads met in Kansas City for the first time and finished in a 3-3 tie. It was the only point the Scouts would earn in this series in 10 games (9-0-1). Randy Rota scored twice in the middle period to give KC a 3-2 lead. Reggie Leach scored in the third period for Philly which evened the game at 3. Lynn Powis, who scored a goal, fought Andre Dupont.
Jan. 14, 1975 --
Philly scored three times in the opening 11:55 in a 6-4 win at K.C. Gary Dornhoefer, who assisted on the three goals, had four points (1-3-4). Joe Watson scored with 35 seconds left in the middle period to put Philly up 4-2. Orest Kindrachuk (1-2-3) had three points.
Mar. 1, 1975 --
Wayne Stephenson backed a 3-0 shutout win in K.C. Philly outshot the Scouts 45-16, including 20-2 in the middle period but they failed to score; Peter McDuffe had 42 saves in a losing effort.
Nov. 2, 1975 --
Philly crushed Kansas City 10-0 with a 51-19 shots advantage. In the second period, Philly out-shot K.C. 23-5 and scored six times. Wayne Stephenson had the shutout. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Dave Schultz (1-2-3) had 3-point efforts.
Jan. 1, 1976 --
Bobby Taylor made 37 stops in his season debut backing Philly to a 4-2 win at K.C. Bill Barber scored an ENG with the Flyers killing a 6-on-3 (goalie Dennis Herron was pulled). After the game Scouts' head coach Bep Guidolin said "They are a bunch of hatchets. They are trying to kill someone," in response to minors the Flyers received. The Flyers were penalized six times in the third period to one for K.C.
Jan. 17, 1976 --
Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) led Philly to a 7-1 win at K.C, sending the Scouts to a ninth straight defeat. Dave Schultz (1-2-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Don Saleski (2-0-2), Moose Dupont (0-2-2) and Terry Crisp (0-2-2) also had multi-point games.
Mar. 4, 1976 --
Bernie Parent made 27 saves and Dave Schultz scored twice as Philly won 6-1 at K.C. The Flyers led 3-0 and scored the last three goals of the game. The LCB Line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill barber surpassed the great Detroit Red Wings' line of Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio as the fourth highest goal scoring line in an NHL season (they eventually would become the top all-time unit at season's end).
Mar. 7, 1976 --
Reggie Leach (1-1-2) had 12 shots on net as Philly won at home 4-1. The Flyers held a 51-23 shots advantage. The Flyers were 5-0-0 and out-scored the Scouts 30-3 in the five times the teams met in Philly.
Oct. 24, 1976 --
Rick MacLeish scored a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 25 saves in Philly's 5-3 home win. It was the first meeting between the teams since Kansas City moved to Colorado. Philly built a 3-0 lead but the Rockies scored three straight, including two by Wilf Paiement, to make it 3-3.. MacLeish completed the hat trick with the GWG.
Nov. 26, 1976 --
The Flyers won 4-2 as Bernie Parent made 34 saves in Philly's first trip to Colorado. Philly scored three times in a 4:02 span of the second period to take a 3-0 lead and then Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) added an ENG with 17 seconds to play. Bill Collins (1-1-2) scored the only goal of his 9-game Flyers' career (played in almost 800 NHL games). It was the Flyers' first road win of 1976-77 as they began 0-5-3.
Dec. 19, 1976 --
Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each scored twice in Philly's 4-3 home win. Clarke's PPG snapped a 3-3 tie in the second period. The Flyers had two PPGs and a SHG. Philly held a 55-38 shots advantage. Rockies' leaders included Doug Favell (51 saves) and Paul Gardner (2-1-3). Five goals came via special teams. There was an 18-minute bench-clearing brawl 2:56 into the second period including Favell vs. Harvey Bennett. Wayne Stephenson (35 saves) made his season debut after a lengthy contract dispute that started prior to the preseason camp and resulted in daily fines and a suspension. Stephenson, under contract, claimed the team would renegotiate his pact but the Flyers countered that they would alter bonus clauses only.
Jan. 15, 1977 --
Rick MacLeish scored twice, including 1:32 into the game, in Philly's 5-2 home win. Philly outshot the Rockies 44-24, Doug Favell made 39 saves. Each team had just two minor penalties.
Feb. 27, 1977 --
Philly recorded a 4-2 road win. Andre Dupont had the GWG. Harvey Bennett added an insurance goal. Bobby Clarke and Rick Lapointe each had two assists. Michel Plasse made 41 saves in the loss. The Flyers held a 45-29 shots advantage.
Aug. 5, 1977 --
Barry Dean was traded to Philly for Mark Suzor.
Dec. 3, 1977 --
Paul Holmgren snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period, Bernie Parent made 24 saves and the Flyers added two late goals for a 6-3 win in Colorado. There were two fights in the second period including Paul Holmgren losing a rare match to Barry Beck (1-1-2). Beck's PPG, with Holmgren in the box on an unrelated minor, started a rally as Colorado trailed 3-0 before tying the game.
Jan. 28, 1978 --
Philly lost for the first time in this series, 6-4 at Colorado, after a 15-0-1 start. Wilf Paiement (2-1-3) and Randy Pierce (2-1-3) both scored twice in a 12:03 span of the third period after Philly led 4-2. Pierce scored the GWG with 4:44 to play. Michel Plasse made 25 saves. Reggie Leach scored twice.
Feb. 2, 1978 --
Gary Dornhoefer scored on his 35th birthday and in his 700th NHL game while Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 3-0 home win. Dornhoefer received a standing ovation and afterwards said "I really didn't know what was going on at first, but I appreciated it." Bernie Parent recorded his 55th career shutout. Bobby Clarke made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the second period. Michel Plasse made 33 saves.
Mar. 12, 1978 --
Ross Lonsberry scored a hat trick against Doug Favell (36 saves) in a 6-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves. It was the 31st straight road game without a victory (0-22-9) for Colorado. Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke each had three points.
Mar. 28, 1978 --
Colorado's Doug Favell made 33 saves, his only lifetime victory win (1-8-1) against the Flyers, in a 4-3 home win. The teams alternated seven goals and Denis Dupere scored the GWG.
Apr. 11, 1978 -- In Game 1 of an opening round best-of-three PO series,
the Flyers won 3-2 at home when Mel Bridgman scored 23 seconds into OT. Bridgman and Rick MacLeish combined for 15 shots on goal. MacLeish scored the first goal of this game despite an April 1st injury when his neck was cut by a skate and required 80 stitches. Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each had two points. Bernie Parent made 16 saves. Philly held a 44-18 shots advantage. Doug Favell made 41 saves, several spectacular, for the Rockies and earned first star status.
Apr. 13, 1978 -- In Game 2 in Colorado,
Philly peppered Doug Favell with 45 shots, won the game 3-1 and swept the series 2-0. Don Saleski and Bob Kelly scored third period goals and Mel Bridgman assisted on both. The teams were deadlocked 1-1 since the early stages of the first period. Bernie Parent made 16 saves for the win. Philly outshot Colorado 45-18 including 20-4 in the third period. The only two penalties came against Philly in the first period.
Aug. 31, 1978 --
Joe Watson, the last member of the Flyers original team, was dealt to Colorado for cash. The two-time Cup winner played 16 games for the Rockies then suffered a career-ending injury when Wayne Babych of the Blues checked him against the boards, resulting in a thighbone smashed into 14 pieces and a kneecap cut in half. (see: the March 4, 1980 reference).
Nov. 5, 1978 --
Philly won 6-4 at home as Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) had three of his four points in the third period. Moose Dupont's 40-foot backhander eluded Michel Plasse for the go-ahead score. In the last period, the Flyers out-shot the Rockies 18-9 and out-scored them 3-1. Barry Dean (2-1-3) had a pair of points just 22 seconds apart to seal the win. Bill Barber had two goals. Dave Hoyda fought Michel LaChance, who had one of his four career assists in this game among his 21 career games played in the NHL. The Rockies' Joe Watson was given third star honors.
Nov. 10, 1978 --
Barry Dean's second period goal gave Philly a 2-2 tie at home. Michel Plasse made 37 saves for Colorado.
Feb. 23, 1979 --
Philly scored three third period goals and won 5-3 in Colorado. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes but Reggie Leach and Al Hill scored to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead.
Mar. 3, 1979--
Don Saleski was traded to Colorado for a 1979 second round pick (Blake Wesley). Saleski played 67 games for the Rockies before retiring.
Mar. 6, 1979 --
In his NHL debut, 5-foot-5 Robbie Moore made 22 stops and shutout Colorado 5-0. Paul Holmgren (2-1-3) led the offense. Philly outshot Colorado 44-22. Bill Oleschuk made 39 saves.
Dec. 29, 1979 --
Phil Myre (28 saves) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) led the Flyers to a 3-2 road win which extended the NHL-record unbeaten streak to 33 (23-0-10) games and which tied the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) for the longest such feat in the four major pro sports leagues. Prior to the game, Toronto and Colorado made a blockbuster trade involving Lanny McDonald who had an assist on the Rockies' first goal 10:30 into the third period.
Feb. 19, 1980 --
Colorado went 6-for-7 on the PP, the most PPGs scored ever against Philly, in an 8-6 home win. Rene Robert (2-3-5), Kevin Morrison (1-4-5), who had 15 points in 41 career NHL games, and Lanny McDonald (2-2-4) combined for 19 points. Jack Valiquette scored twice. McDonald fought Jack McIlhargey in the opening period. It was the first loss for Pete Peeters who began that season 22-0-5. Ken Linseman had (2-2-4) led Philly.
Mar. 4, 1980 --
The Flyers responded to pregame ceremonies honoring Joe Watson (see the August 31, 1978 reference) by scoring twice in the opening minute (15 and 51 seconds) in an eventual 4-1 win. At the 2:15 mark, the score was 2-1 with just three shots on goals combined. Pete Peeters made 19 saves. Veteran Dave Gardner (1-1-2), in his Flyers' debut, was the game's first star and played the second to last game in his NHL career. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke said of referee Bob Kilger "I think he just ruined the hockey game" for calling 23 minor penalties including 15 to the Flyers (four misconduscts). Mel Bridgman said "The referee made it difficult." Watson, who earlier replaced Pat Quinn as the team's head coach for three games while Quinn served a suspension, jokingly said "What a team. You coach three games and they hold a ceremony."
Mar. 16, 1980 --
Bill Barber (3-0-3) had a hat trick off Hardy Astrom (41 saves) but Colorado scored the last four goals and rallied for a 4-4 tie at Philly. Lanny MacDonald scored twice in the last period to knot the score including one with 57 seconds. It would be the only point the Scouts/Rockies had at Philly in 18 games (17-0-1). Dennis Ververgaert assisted on each Barber goal. The Flyers held a 45-26 shots advantage but were out-scored 4-2 over the last 40 minutes despite out-shooting Colorado 37-14.
Nov. 28, 1980 --
Philly scored four times in the third period en route to a 7-4 road win. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr scored PPGs in the first 3:53 of the third period to give Philly a 5-3 lead. Kerr's goal came after Rene Robert was called for roughing and given a 10m misconduct immediately following Leach's PPG which was scored while Mike Kitchen was in the box with a boarding major. Mel Bridgman had two goals and Rick MacLeish had three points. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in the second period to make it 3-3 after Rob Ramage scored consecutive goals to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead. Paul Holmgren fought Ramage at the end of the second period. Phil Myre made 32 saves in the win.
Dec. 7, 1980 --
The Flyers, trailing 2-0 past the midway point, rallied for a 4-2 home win. Behn Wilson tied the game with a PPG in the final minute of the second period then Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish scored in the third period.
Dec. 18, 1980 --
First star Rick St. Croix (22 saves) shut out Colorado 2-0 in Philly. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) and Gary Morrison (0-2-2), playing in his second NHL game, had two points. Paul Holmgren fought Rob Ramage twice in the third period. Second star Hardy Astrom made 36 saves.
Jan. 30, 1981 --
Tom Gorence (2-1-3) and Phil Myre (28 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-4 win in Colorado. The Flyers trailed 1-0 on a Yvon Vatour goal but took the lead for good exactly four minutes later when Greg Adams scored. In the second period, Vatour and Glen Cochrane got fighting majors for a brief scrap --
. Mike Busniuk scored the final of his three career NHL goals to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mel Bridgman and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist. Merlin Malinowski had three points for Colorado.
Jan. 10, 1982 --
Bobby Clarke, playing wqith a broken foot suffered the night before but diagnosed initially as a bruise, scored the GWG in Philly's 5-4 home win. Philly dominated the final period 20-3 in shots and 2-0 in goals scored by Greg Adams (1-2-3) and Clarke (1-2-3) 47 seconds apart. The Rockies led 3-0 after 20 minutes as Brent Ashton scored twice, his only shots of the game. Though Philly tied the game, Colorado scored in the final minute of the middle period to take a 4-3 lead. The Flyers controlled most of the game, 46-19 in shots including 10 by Bill Barber.
Jan. 26, 1982 --
Don Lever scored twice and Steve Tambellini added a pair of goals in Colorado's 7-4 home win, the final meeting between the clubs in Colorado. The Rockies led 4-1 but after Philly pulled even in the third period, Colorado scored the game's last three goals.
Mar. 11, 1982 --
Philly scored three PPGs and outshot Colorado 50-24 in a 5-1 home win. Ron Flockhart, who snapped a scoreless tie in the middle period, and Bill Barber each had two points and Rick St. Croix made 23 saves. Chico Resch made 45 stops for Colorado. It was the last meeting between the Flyers and Rockies.
Oct. 18, 1982 --
The first meeting between the Flyers and Devils resulted in a 3-1 Devils' win. Bob MacMillan (2-1-3) scored twice in the first period and Don Lever (1-2-3) added a goal in the third period. Glenn Resch made 30 saves. Darryl Sittler lost a fight to Garry Howatt. Glen Cochrane decked Hector Marini --
Dec. 22, 1982 --
Ron Flockhart scored twice, including a 75-footer, and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at NJ. NJ's Garry Howatt fought Brad Marsh (
) and Paul Holmgren (
) while Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini.
Jan. 25, 1983 --
Behn Wilson scored twice in a 5-1 win, the first time the Devils played in Philly. Wilson's first goal came with two seconds left in the opening period. Bob Froese picked up the victory to improve to 7-0-0 and became the first goalie since Wayne Thomas of Montreal in 1972-73 to start his career 7-0-0. The Flyers outshot NJ 38-19. There was a 30-minute bench-clearing brawl in the second period which resulted in 74 PIMs (
) and ejections of five players: Philly's Frank Bathe, Paul Holmgren and Glen Cochrane (PHI) and NJ's Don Lever and John Wensink. The main fight originated when Hector Marini (NJ) and Cochrane (Philly) fought for the third time this season then Holmgren, who earned an instigator penalty, tried to goad Garry Howatt which led to the bench-clearing but since the NHL couldn't determine which team came off the bench first, each team was docked $2500 which infuriated the Devils' brass. (
). Twelve seconds after the main clash, with Philly up 3-1, Wilson scored his second of the game. Philly held a 30-8 shots advantage after two periods (38-19 in the game).
Feb. 20, 1983 --
Bob Froese made 16 saves and earned a shutout in a 3-0 win. Since being promoted from the Maine Mariners, Froese's record jumped to 12-0-1 in 13 NHL decisions (he lost his next start, one win/tie shy of the best goalie start in NHL history). Darryl Sittler and Brian Propp each had two points. Philly outshot NJ 29-16 including 16-4 in the first period. The Flyers had a record of 22-2-2 in their last 26 games.
Mar. 3, 1983 --
Brian Propp scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NJ. Darryl Sittler and Behn Wilson also scored. The Devils only goal was scored by Larry Floyd, the first of two in his NHL career.
Mar. 25, 1983 --
The "Kid Line," consisting of Paul Larmer, Aaron Broten and Paul Gagne (2-2-4), had nine (4-5-9) points in NJ's 6-5 home win. The teams alternated the first nine goals. Chico Resch made 32 saves.
Mar. 27, 1983 --
Philly won 4-1 at home. Ron Flockhart scored twice. Philly led 3-0 at the 8:14 mark. Hector Marini's goal with 3:11 remaining ended Bob Froese's attempt at a shutout. Froese's lifetime record improved to 17-3-2.
Dec. 10, 1983 --
The Flyers scored five times in the last period and rolled to an 8-2 win. Pelle Lindbergh made 20 saves. Bobby Clarke, who played in his 1,100th NHL game, scored twice in the first period. Ron Sutter stole a pass and scored on a breakaway to make it 3-1. Len Hachborn added consecutive goals to put Philly up 6-2; they were the first two goals in his NHL career.
Dec. 22, 1983 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 5-0 home win. Ray Allison (2-1-3) scored twice in a 1:17 span. Philly had 45 shots. Philly improved to 21-0-1 all-time at home in this series and held a +75 (105-30) goals differential.
Jan. 19, 1984 --
Bob Froese made 15 stops in a 2-0 shutout win. Ilkka Sinisalo and Thomas Eriksson each had two points. Philly held a 20-5 shot advantage after one period, 35-9 after two periods and 44-15 in the victory. Ron Low made 42 saves for New Jersey.
Feb. 18, 1984 --
Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist in Philly's 4-3 home win. Philly led 2-0 after one and 4-1 after two. Bob Froese earned the win.
Mar. 19, 1984 --
Tim Kerr (1-3-4) scored his 49th goal of the season and led the Flyers to a 4-3 win at NJ. NJ coach Tommy McVie said of Kerr "He's like Phil Esposito in the slot." 1984 U.S. Olympian Paul Guay got his first NHL goal in his eighth game. Brian Propp and Mark Howe also scored. NJ's Ron Low suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Chico Resch.
Mar. 25, 1984 --
Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored a SHG and a PPG and led Philly to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 24 saves for the win. Tim Kerr had two points including his 53rd goal. Chico Resch made 32 saves in the loss.
Mar. 30, 1984 --
The Flyers set a team record for goals in a season with 349 in a 6-2 win at NJ. Philly swept the season series 7-0-0. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored the last points of his regular season NHL career (1,210 total) and Darryl Sittler scored his final goal as a Flyer. Pelle Lindbergh (27 saves, one assist), Ron Sutter (1-2-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) contributed.
Sep. 27, 1984--
Sam St. Laurent, who maintains the distinction of being the last North American professional goalie to wear a facemask in a game, was dealt to N.J.
Oct. 27, 1984 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves in a 4-2 win at NJ. Lindbergh made several keys stops in the first period as the Flyers didn't register a shot until nine minutes expired. In the final period, Brian Propp, Derrick Smith and Mark Howe scored goals.
Nov. 29, 1984 --
The Devils' franchise won in Philadelphia for the first time after an 0-24-1 start with a 2-1 win. Aaron Broten scored twice in the third period including the GWG with under five minutes to play. Ron Low, who entered the game 1-14-1 with a 5.65 GAA in his career against the Flyers, made 30 saves leading Tim Kerr to say "Low was awesome, fantastic." The Flyers owned a 41-6-3 series record entering this game.
Dec. 20, 1984 --
Philly led 4-1 after one and skated to an 8-4 home win. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored four straight goals. Murray Craven and Thomas Eriksson each had three points. Philly held a 41-21 shots advantage. Dave Pichette (2-1-3) led NJ.
Jan. 31, 1985 --
Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Dave Brown scored in the first period in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Kirk Muller made it 2-1, Thomas Eriksson scored 22 seconds later, in the early third period, to give the Flyers a two-goal cushion. Pelle Lindbergh made 18 saves.
Mar. 3, 1985 --
Greg Adams, who had two PPGs in the first period, and Rick Meagher each scored twice in NJ's 5-2 home win. Chico Resch made 25 saves. Among the fights was a Lindsay Carson-Joe Cirella battle (
) and a Joe Paterson-Kirk Muller scrum (
Mar. 23, 1985 --
Dave Poulin scored twice and Ron Sutter nailed the GWG with 2:20 remaining as the Flyers extended the team's winning streak to a franchise-tying ten in a row (since broken) with a 5-3 win at NJ. Brian Propp had three assists including the tying and go-ahead goals. John MacLean gave NJ a 3-2 lead in the third period but Poulin scored a PPG to even the game and added an ENG surrounding Sutter's late winner. Philly held a 42-24 shots advantage.
Apr. 7, 1985 --
Pelle Lindbergh (40th win) made 38 saves and Todd Bergen and Brian Propp each scored twice and added an assist in Philly's season finale 6-1 win at NJ. The Flyers set a team record 53 wins, concluded the regular season with a 16-1-0 run and finished atop the NHL point standings with 113. Ron Low faced the Flyers for the last time and ended with a 2-16-0 career mark.
Oct. 10, 1985 --
In the season opener, NJ scored four consecutive third period goals, including a hat trick by Paul Gagne, within a span of 8:30 in a 6-5 win at Philly. Gagne scored twice in 38 seconds to put NJ ahead 6-4. Greg Adams had five assists and Alain Chevrier made 33 saves for N.J. Philly had leads of 3-0 in the first and 4-2 in the third. Pelle Eklund scored in his NHL debut. Brian Propp and Mark Howe each had three points.
Dec. 17, 1985 --
NJ erupted for a 5-0 first period lead en route to a 7-4 home win. Paul Gagne (1-2-3) and Greg Adams (2-1-3) led NJ. Darren Jensen was relieved midway in the first after giving up three goals and was replaced by Bob Froese.
Dec. 19, 1985 --
Philly erupted for a 4-0 third period aided by a 17-3 shots advantage during a 6-3 home win. Peter Zezel (2-0-2), Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Derrick Smith (GWG) led Philly. The Flyers outshot NJ 43-21. Chico Resch stopped Propp on a first period penalty shot and improved his career mark to 9-for-10 in that department. Paul Gagne scored 2:02 into the game, his fifth goal of the season and all against the Flyers.
Jan. 11, 1986 --
Philly led 6-1 early in the second period en route to an 8-4 road win. Mark Howe (four points, Brian Propp, Tim Kerr and Pelle Eklund (three points each) led Philly. NJ outshot the Flyers 40-39. Darren Jensen made 36 saves. In the third period, Dave Lewis of NJ was tossed coming to Resch's aid after Rick Tocchet and the goalie were issued minors --
. Earlier, Dave Brown and Craig Wolanin tangled --
Jan. 14, 1986 --
Philly recorded a 3-2 home win as Pelle Eklund scored a PPG with 4:48 to play. Tim Kerr's 200th career goal, his 38th of the season and 25th via the PP, came 1:15 into the third period to even the game at 2-2. Mark Howe scored a SHG to give Philly a 1-0 lead in the second period. Brian Propp had 11 of Philly's 38 shots against Craig Billington. Among the fights was Rick Tocchet-Alan Stewart, Dave Brown-Ken Daneyko and a lengthy Dave Richter-Phil Russell battle --
Two days later, the NHL announced that Kerr joined Pelle Lindbergh (posthumously) as starters voted into the NHL All-Star Game. Each team had 51 PIMs.
Mar. 8, 1986 --
Pat Verbeek (3-1-4) and Kirk Muller (1-3-4) led NJ to a 7-4 home win. Chico Resch was top star with 29 saves and was traded to the Flyers three days later. Darren Jensen gave up five goals on 10 shots by the 27:00 minute mark and was replaced.
Mar. 11, 1986 --
Chico Resch, who at the time was the oldest player in the NHL, was traded by NJ for the Flyers' 3rd round choice (Marc Laniel) in the 1986 Entry Draft.
Mar. 16, 1986 --
Brad McCrimmon (2-0-2) and Murray Craven (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-1 win. Pelle Eklund broke Peter Zezel's team-record for most assists by a rookie with 47. Bob Froese got the win.
Nov. 4, 1986 --
Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Philly scored seven straight goals in a 7-1 home win. Mark Howe (1-2-3) scored a SHG in the first period. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs in the second period. Philly scored four third period goals. Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) had three points. Karl Friesen replaced Alain Chevrier in goal when it was 6-1. The Flyers improved to 8-0-0 at home that season. The Flyers wore their road orange sweaters at home.
Nov. 6, 1986--
Doug Sulliman's goal with 2:53 to play completed a Devils' 4-goal third period rally in a 5-5 OT tie at NJ. The Devils trailed 5-1 with 10:53 gone but scored four goals in a span of 6:14. Karl Friesen, who played in just four NHL games, came on in relief of Alain Chevrier after the second period and stopped all 13 Flyers' shots. Murray Craven and Mark Howe scored SHGs within 26 seconds, a team record for quickest shorties, in the last minutes of the opening period. Craven and Brian Propp added second period goals to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Rick Tocchet and Craig Wolanin fought as did Tim Kerr and Ken Daneyko --
Jan. 6, 1987 --
Ron Hextall made 26 saves and registered his first NHL shutout in a 4-0 home win. Philly improved to 31-2-1 in 34 home games against NJ. Craig Billington made 32 saves including a penalty shot by Rick Tocchet. Daryl Stanley (1-1-2) gave Philly a 1-0 lead with his first goal since March 1984. Peter Zezel and Dave Brown made it 3-0 but Brown missed the next 10 games due to a broken rib.
Jan. 24, 1987 --
Mark Johnson scored twice and Alain Chevrier made 28 saves in NJ's 4-3 home win. At the game's conclusion, a brawl erupted which included fans in the stands and a bench-clearing battle on the ice highlighted by goalies Alain Chevrier and Ron Hextall (who was the backup to Chico Resch that night). When asked about that fight, Resch said "It was a heavyweight against a lightweight." Referee Don Koharski handed out 130 PIMs in the brawl which started when the Devils' Steve Richmond punched Kjell Samuelsson with four ticks left on the clock. Mike Keenan sat out the game due to a one-game suspension. Highlights --
Feb. 7, 1987 --
Alain Chevrier made 41 stops and NJ scored two SHG's in a 3-2 home win. Ron Hextall, who made 35 saves, was an incredible 23-for-23 in the second period when NJ had a manpower advantage for 12:32. Aaron Broten's 100th career goal, which gave NJ a late lead of 3-1, was one of controversy as the Flyers claimed it was kicked into the net. Tim Kerr scored twice including his 21st PPG of the season. Brian Propp had two assists and 10 shots in his first game back after he missed the prior 27 games due to knee surgery.
Mar. 8, 1987 --
The Flyers led 3-0 at 3:10, including the third goal by Brian Propp while on the PK, and 4-0 at the 11:45 mark in an eventual 7-3 win in Philly. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3), J.J. Daigneault (2-0-2) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the offense. Chico Resch got the win by making 27 saves. Dave Brown and Ken Daneyko fought.
Mar. 11, 1987 --
In a seesaw battle, Philly won 6-4. The Flyers blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2 while NJ lost a 4-3 lead. Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (10 shots on goal) scored third period tallies in the win. Philly edged NJ in the shot department 41-40; Ron Hextall and Craig Billington tended goal.
Oct. 27, 1987 --
Alain Chevrier (26 saves) recorded his first NHL shutout in NJ's 4-0 home win. NJ scored four goals in 7:12 of the middle period including a goal and an assist by Aaron Broten on the first two goals. The Devils went 9-for-9 on the PK. There were three fights: Lindsay Carson-Ken Daneyko; Rick Tocchet-Craig Wolanin and Ron Sutter-Kirk Muller.
Nov. 8, 1987 --
Ron Hextall made 42 saves but each team scored three first period goals in a game that ended 3-3 in Philly. Doug Crossman had three points in about 10 minutes. Philly dropped to 1-7-2 in the last 10 games.
Nov. 18, 1987 --
NJ scored three PPGs, including two in the third period, to rally for a 4-3 home win. Kjell Samuelsson, who was whistled for four minors, was in the box for both third period goals. Philly held three one-goal leads. Alain Chevrier made 28 saves for the win.
Dec. 6, 1987 --
Kirk Muller's PPG with 4:06 to play in the third period gave NJ a 1-1 tie in Philly. Ron Hextall made 21 saves. Rick Tocchet fought Brendan Shanahan --
Jan. 10, 1988 --
Pat Verbeek scored a hat trick, including the last two goals of the game, in NJ's 7-5 win in Philly. NJ led 2-0 in the first period and then goalie Ron Hextall was ejected by Don Koharski for complaining about a holding call to D-man Greg Smyth. After Koho assessed a misconduct penalty, Hextall became more irate and was tossed. Ten seconds later, the Flyers scored a SHG then added a PPG; eventually, they led 5-4 after two. Mark Laforest allowed four goals on 18 shots. The game had 151 PIMs, 93 to Philly.
Mar. 6, 1988 --
Patrik Sundstrom scored two PPGs in NJ's 4-2 home win. The Devils held a 13-3 shots advantage in the third period and scored three times. Sean Burke made 22 saves. Among the Flyers who did not dress: Mark Howe, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter and Dave Brown.
Mar. 12, 1988 --
NJ's 6-5 win in Philly gave them a 5-0-2 season series record. Tom Kurvers (2-1-3) scored twice in a span of 4:14 to give NJ a 5-3 lead after Kerry Huffman scored consecutive PPGs to knot the score for Philly, 3-3. Mark Johnson scored on a penalty shot to give NJ a 3-1 lead. Brian Propp was joined by NJ's Kirk Muller with three assists each. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Philly was absent five regulars: Rick Tocchet, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter, and Dave Brown.
Oct. 6, 1988 --
In Paul Holmgren's debut as Flyers' head coach, Philly won the season opener 4-1 at home backed by Ron Hextall's 32 saves. With the score tied 1-1 in the early second period, John MacLean was tossed from the contest with a high sticking major; Scott Mellanby scored on the PP. In the last minute of the middle period, Derrick Smith gave Philly a 3-1 lead.
Nov. 1, 1988 --
Claude Loiselle scored with 6:14 to play to lead NJ to a 3-2 home win. Tim Kerr and Mark Howe scored 1:11 apart to put Philly up 2-1 but jackie O'Callahan's PPG tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. Ron Hextall (PHI) and Sean Burke (NJD) both made 22 saves.
Nov. 20, 1988 --
Rick Tocchet had a hat trick and five points (3-2-5) in Philly's 7-1 rout. This was Tocchet's first game in the Spectrum after serving a 10-game suspension (eye-gouging incident against the NYI's Dean Chynoweth). Tim Kerr added two goals. Sean Burke of the Devils faced 36 shots.
Dec. 3, 1988 --
Mark Laforest made 34 saves in Philly's 5-3 road win. Kjell Samuelsson scored a 70-foot goal off Sean Burke to make it 2-0. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs. The first six goals were scored via special teams.
Dec. 4, 1988 --
Mark Laforest made 34 saves and assisted on consecutive second period goals in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Despite being outshot 10-7 in the middle period, the Flyers scored all four goals. Philly had four PPGs in the contest. Tim Kerr had three assists. Terry Carkner vs. Jamie Huscroft:
Feb. 24, 1989 --
Ron Hextall made 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice (2-1-3) in Philly's 6-2 win in NJ. Craig Berube, who earlier fought Ken Daneyko, beat Brendan Shanahan in a fight --
Mar. 27, 1989 --
Mark Johnson and Kirk Muller scored twice and NJ overcame a 2-0 deficit to record a 5-3 home win. Craig Berube and Ken Daneyko fought --
Oct. 5, 1989 --
Sylvain Turgeon scored three goals in the season opener, off Ken Wregget, while Chris Terreri made 38 saves in NJ's 6-2 win in Philly.
Oct. 18, 1989 --
Slava Fetisov scored his first NHL goal in NJ's 5-3 home win. NJ led 4-0 at the 11:13 mark. Pete Peeters made 32 saves in the loss.
Nov. 11, 1989 --
"Captain" Rick Tocchet became the (unofficially) the second player (Al Hill, 1977) in Flyers' history to score twice, add two assists and have a fighting major in the same game, as Philly won at NJ 7-5. Ron Sutter (2-2-4) also had four points. Tocchet's PPG 1:55 into the game gave the Flyers the lead for good. Tommy Albelin was ejected in the first period for high-sticking Tocchet but NJ killed the 5-minute major. Tocchet fought Ken Daneyko 15 seconds after Sutter made it 6-3 in the opening minute of the third period. Bruce Hoffort picked up the win. NJ's Sylvain Turgeon and Kirk Muller had three points each. It was John Cunniff's second game as NJ's head coach. Ref Don Koharski left the game on a stretcher after being drilled in the leg by a puck. Terry Carkner made his season debut after suffering a tear in his left knee during the preseason.
Nov. 12, 1989 --
Both teams scored in each period for a 3-3 tie in Philly. Janne Ojanen tied the game 3-3 with 1:15 to play. Bruce Hoffort (33 saves) and Sean Burke (38 saves) played goal. Mike Bullard scored twice for the Flyers.
Dec. 22, 1989 --
Kirk Muller (1-1-2) scored in OT and Sean Burke made 29 saves leading NJ to a 5-4 OT win in Philly. The Flyers rallied from deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) scored the game's lone third period goal.
Mar. 20, 1990 --
Ken Wregget made 27 stops, including a beauty on John MacLean with four seconds remaining, in a 3-2 win at NJ. Murray Craven and Mike Bullard scored second period PPGs and Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) scored a SHG in the first period.
Mar. 24, 1990 --
Sean Burke made 30 saves and Peter Stastny (1-2-3) had three points in NJ's 5-3 win at Philly. NJ scored twice in 15 seconds in the opening three minutes of the third period to take a 5-2 lead. The Flyers were forced to dress trainer Dave Settlemyre as the backup goalie because starter Ken Wregget suffered a pulled left hamstring in warmups which sidelined him the rest of the season; Pete Peeters (28 saves) played the entire game.
Oct. 6, 1990 --
Sean Burke made 26 saves and Ken Daneyko and Claude Lemieux scored in the third period leading NJ to a 3-1 home win.
Oct. 11, 1990 --
Jiri Latal scored twice in the first period and Tony Horacek (0-3-3) and Gord Murphy (1-2-3) had three points as the Flyers won 7-4 at home. Rick Tocchet scored 0:32 into the contest. With 3:06 left in the second period, Ron Hextall injured his groin attempting to make a save on Walt Poddubny; Hextall played just once until December 8 (knee injury, October 27). The Flyers scored three goals in 3:09 in the third period. NJ's Troy Crowder fought Jeff Chychrun (
) and Horacek. Craig Berube fought Alan Stewart. Bill Barber's number 7 was retired in ceremonies prior to the game.
Nov. 17, 1990 --
Bruce Driver's third period goal gave NJ a 3-2 home win. Chris Terreri made 27 saves. Scott Mellanby scored twice in the second period for the Flyers. Pete Peeters made 37 saves in the loss. Craig Berube fought Dave Marcinyshyn and Tony Horacek and Troy Crowder fought.
Nov. 18, 1990 --
Chris Terreri made 14 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 24-15, including 5-2 in the third period. Tony Horacek beat Alan Stewart in a fight, 24 seconds after Craig Berube and Troy Crowder fought. Crowder gave NJ a 1-0 in the opening minute of the game.
Nov. 28, 1990 --
Trailing 5-2, the Flyers scored three times in the final 3:38 to gain a 5-5 tie in NJ. Rick Tocchet's goal, his second of the game, evened the game with 49 seconds left in regulation. NJ scored five consecutive goals to take the 5-2 lead but Darren Rumble scored his first career NHL goal followed by Terry Carkner's PPG with 1:47 to play. John MacLean had two goals for NJ. Philly killed a Mike Ricci minor in OT. Pete Peeters was replaced by Bruce Hoffort when NJ made it 4-2 in the third period. After the game, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "We should be arrested. That is as close as you can come to stealing something without going to jail."
Dec. 20, 1990 --
The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. John MacLean (2-1-3) scored a PPG with about five minutes left in the third period. NJ rallied from three one-goal deficits. Craig Berube gave Philly a 1-0 lead, his first goal in 21 games against the Devils. Terry Carkner and Troy Crowder fought -- Crowder vs Carkner 90-91
Feb. 16, 1991 --
Chris Terreri made 34 saves in NJ's 3-2 home win. Kirk Muller scored 21 seconds into the game and Zdeno Ciger (1-1-2) and Brendan Shanahan (0-2-2) each had two points. Craig Berube-Ken Daneyko and Dale Kushner-Lee Norwood highlighted a third period brawl which led to 70 PIMs.
Oct. 13, 1991 --
Murray Craven scored twice and Ken Wregget made 32 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. A possible third goal by Craven was overruled by video review. Craven also missed a penalty shot. Dave Brown and Alan Stewart fought. The win was the Flyers first of the season, in their fifth game, the latest first-win in team history.
Nov. 12, 1991 --
Chris Terreri made 36 saves and Claude Vilgrain (2-1-3) and Claude Lemieux (1-2-3) each had three points in the Devils' 5-2 home win. mark Howe scored both Flyers' goals.
Nov. 23, 1991 --
Claude Lemieux's (2-1-3) goal with under eight minutes left finished the scoring in a 5-5 tie at Philly. The Flyers led 3-1 but NJ scored three times in 42 seconds, including Doug Brown's penalty shot goal off Ken Wregget, to make it 4-3 early in the second period. Dan Quinn put Philly ahead 5-4 early in the third period. Brad Jones (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) led Philly's offense. There were seven minor penalties in the game, five to NJ, and a third period heated fight between Dan Kordic and Randy McKay.
Dec. 8, 1991 --
NJ scored twice in the final 4:33 to salvage a 2-2 OT tie in Philly. Chris Terreri made 31 saves, Dominic Roussel made 27 saves. Philly held a 20-6 shots advantage in the first period but NJ held a 23-13 advantage the rest of the game.
Feb. 4, 1992 --
Chris Terreri made 26 saves and Tom Chorske scored twice in the third period (including an ENG) in NJ's 3-1 home win.
Feb. 18, 1992 --
Slava Fetisov scored in OT to give NJ a 4-3 win. Kevin Dineen tied the game with five seconds left in the third period.
Mar. 29, 1992 --
Dominic Roussel (28 saves), Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3), Mark Recchi (0-3-3) and Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Martin Brodeur (28 saves on 32 shots) faced Philly the first time after he replaced Craig Billington (knee injury) after the first period. Brodeur, 19 years old, suffered his first NHL loss after posting two wins in his callup a few days earlier. Terry Carkner was ejected for a high-sticking major against Randy McKay and ultimately suspended four games.
Sep. 25, 1992 --
Rookie Eric Lindros scored two third period goals and was penalized four times in a 6-4 preseason win at NJ.
Oct. 9, 1992 --
Philly scored three third period goals and rallied for a 6-4 win in Eric Lindros' home debut (second regular season game). Lindros scored the GWG with about five minutes to play on a beautiful play when he stripped Scott Niedermayer of the puck, faked Chris Terreri and with his body in mid-air and parallel to the ice, gave Philly the 5-4 lead. Afterwards, Kevin Dineen said “On the bench, we all looked at each other and said, ‘Wow!'" Brian Benning had two goals and Rod Brind'Amour had three points. Philly beat Terreri for the third time in 13 decisions (3-7-3).
Oct. 17, 1992 --
Chris Terreri made 25 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win. Tommy Albelin beat Stephane Beauregard (27 saves) for the GWG.
Feb. 13, 1993 --
NJ led 3-0 after one period en route to a 6-4 home win. Alexander Semak had two goals and Stephane Richer and Bernie Nicholls had three points each. The Flyers scored twice in eleven seconds to cut their deficit to 3-2. Eric Lindros fought Alexei Kasatonov --
Feb. 14, 1993 --
NJ scored three power play goals by the 4:08 mark en route to a 5-2 win at Philly. NJ led 4-1 after the opening 20 minutes including two PPGs while on separate 5 on 3's. The Flyers had three minors and a misconduct by the 2:24 mark. Eric Lindros was penalized two seconds into the game for cross-checking Bernie Nicholls. Stephane Richer had three points and Craig Billington (20 saves) and Chris Terreri (11 saves) shared goaltending duties.
Feb. 25, 1993 --
Philly scored four times in the middle period and Dominic Roussel made 28 saves in a 6-2 home win. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) assisted on three goals in about 10 minutes. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) scored twice. Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens fought:
Joesf Beranek and Randy McKay also fought --
Mar. 7, 1993 --
NJ scored six times in the third period for a 7-3 home win. It was the third time a team scored that total in a period against the Flyers. Tommy Soderstrom stopped the first 25 shots he faced. NJ outshot Philly 42-25. Mark Recchi scored his 100th point of the season.
Mar. 21, 1993 --
Chris Terreri made 34 saves, including 21 in the third period, and Stephane Richer (1-1-2) had two points in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. NJ led 2-1 after two periods then got out-shot 22-4 in the final period. Dave Brown fought Randy McKay --
Sep. 22, 1993 --
In a preseason game, Dave Brown fought Randy McKay twice among the game's four fights.
Oct. 30, 1993 --
Chris Terreri made 39 saves and Stephane Richer (2-1-3) had three points and the GWG in NJ's 5-3 win. The Flyers trailed 3-0 but Mikael Renberg scored consecutive goals and Dave Tippett even the game in less than five minutes.
Nov. 11, 1993 --
Tom Chorske and John MacLean scored twice in NJ's 5-3 win in Philly. Eric Lindros suffered a torn ligament in his right knee, when he tripped over teammate Brent Fedyk after an attempted check against Bill Guerin, and missed the next 14 games. At the time of the injury, Lindros was second in the NHL in goals scored; the prior season, his first, he had a left knee injury.
Mar. 26, 1994 --
Chris Terreri (25 saves), Tom Chorske (2-1-3) and Bobby Carpenter (1-2-3) led NJ to a 7-2 home win.
Apr. 12, 1994 --
Jason Bowen snapped a tie on the middle of the third period (the last of his two career NHL goals) and the Flyers won 4-2 at home. Philly ended a skid of nine straight losses to Chris Terreri as they peppered the goalie with 20 shots (two goals) in the middle period. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) added his 40th goal, on the PPG, to conclude the scoring. Among the fights were victories by Dave Brown over Claude Lemieux and Rod Brind'Amour over Bobby Holik.
Sep. 11, 1994 --
In the preseason opener, Eric Lindros and Ken Daneyko fought (
) among the game's four fights. Lindros scored twice but Alexander Semak had a hat trick and NJ won 5-4 in Philly.
Feb. 11, 1995 --
Brent Fedyk scored the GWG and Josef Beranek had two third period points in Philly's 3-1 road win. John LeClair, acquired two days prior, scored his first Flyers' goal which gave the team a 1-0 lead. Dominic Roussel made 25 saves. The game was tied 1-1 entering the final period.
Mar. 12, 1995 --
Eric Lindros (2-0-2) scored the GWG and Mikael Renberg had three (1-2-3) points in Philly's 4-3 home win. The teams traded three goals each in the second period including five in the opening 8:18. Ron Hextall made 15 stops.
Mar. 30, 1995 --
NJ led 2-0 at the 1:16 mark and 3-1 8:26 into the game, which led to the removal of Ron Hextall (0 saves, 3 shots), en route to a 4-3 win. Mikael Renberg had two goals. Martin Brodeur beat the Flyers for the first time.
Apr. 22, 1995 --
John LeClair scored with the first shot in OT as Philly won the Atlantic Division crown with a 4-3 win at NJ. It was the team's ninth straight win. Dominic Roussel made 18 saves. Scott Niedermayer scored twice including the tying goal as NJ rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit. Shawn Antoski was tossed as the instigator in a fight with Mike Peluso.
Jun. 3, 1995 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals at Philly,
NJ led 2-0 after the first period and outshot the Flyers 13-0 over the last 14 1/2 minutes of the opening period en route to a 4-1 win. Bill Guerin scored twice and the Flyers only goal, from Craig MacTavish, came in the game's final two minutes. Martin Brodeur, who was penalized late in the middle period with a pair of minors for slashing Gilbert Dionne (interference minor), made 20 stops. The Flyers' Legion of Doom line was limited to five shots. Eric Lindros played without a visor, something he wore since recovering from an eye injury late in the regular season.
Jun. 5, 1995 -- In Game 2,
NJ went 3-for-5 on the PP and scored the last four goals in a 5-2 win at Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 but NJ tied it while Craig Mactavish served a double minor for spearing. Philly took a 2-1 lead six seconds into a PP. John MacLean scored a PPG with 11.1 seconds left in the first period to even the game 2-2. NJ made it 3-2 on another PPG early in the second period. Ron Hextall was replaced by Dominic Roussel after giving up five goals on 16 shots. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves.
Jun. 7, 1995 -- In Game 3 at NJ,
Eric Lindros blasted a shot past Martin Brodeur 4:19 into OT to spark Philly to a 3-2 win. Lindros stole the puck from an errant Stephane Richer pass in the neutral zone and then converted the GWG. NJ outshot Philly 33-25 and Ron Hextall made several key stops among his 31 saves. Rod Brind'Amour netted the tying goal with 6:03 to play in regulation on a bouncing shot that appeared to have minimum risk, a goal Brodeur later said was more frustrating than the game-winner. Earlier in the day, the Devils rejected a renegotiated lease to stay in New Jersey and rumors swirled that the team was close to relocating to Nashville.
Jun. 10, 1995 -- In Game 4,
led by the sensational goaltending of Ron Hextall, Philly evened the series 2-2 with a 4-1 win in NJ despite being outshot 34-19. The Flyers scored four times on just 17 shots off Martin Brodeur who was removed for Chris Terreri with about eight minutes left. Hextall made 32 saves on 34 shots. Shjon Podein evened the game with 1:10 left in the first period but an important goal came with 2:10 to play in the middle period when Eric Lindros spotted Mikael Renberg who gave Philly a 2-1 lead. An equally important goal gave Philly a 3-1 lead when Rod Brind'Amour intercepted a pass and beat Brodeur with a SHG early in the final period. A change in tactics on how to defeat the neutral trap was credited with the victories in both Games 3 and 4; the Flyers decided not to try to crash through the trap and rather have the puck-carrying defensemen wait patiently for an opening.
Jun. 11, 1995 -- In Game 5 in Philly,
Claude Lemieux's estimated 58-foot shot with 44.2 seconds to play in regulation lifted NJ 3-2. It was Lemieux's 10th goal in 15 PO games after scoring just six regular season goals. While Ron Hextall said there was no excuse for not stopping it, teammate Craig MacTavish said "(Lemieux) got a lot on it and put it in a perfect spot." Hextall made 29 saves and was named the game's third star. Philly was outshot 21-8 after two periods and 32-18 in the game. Kevin Dineen scored both Flyers' goals and tied the game 2-2 on the Flyers' ninth shot on goal in the game's 43rd minute.
Jun. 13, 1995 -- In Game 6 in NJ,
the Devils clinched a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-2 victory. Philly led 1-0 but NJ scored the next four goals. NJ held a 22-10 shots advantage after two periods and 29-16 in the game. Jim Montgomery and Mikael Renberg scored for Philly. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line of John LeClair (0-3-3, did not score in the last nine PO games), Eric Lindros (2-3-5) and Mikael Renberg (2-2-4) combined for 12 points in the six games.
Nov. 11, 1995 --
Chris Terreri (27 saves) and Steve Thomas (1-1-2) led NJ to a 4-2 home win. Phil Crowe fought Steve Thomas in the first period and scored the only goal of his 16-game Flyers' career in the third period. Shawn Antoski fought Ken Daneyko.
Nov. 12, 1995 --
Randy McKay scored five seconds into a PP lifting NJ to a 3-2 win in Philly. NJ led 2-0 at the 6:25 mark, scoring 46 seconds apart, then Philly's Patrik Juhlin was ejected for a high-sticking major 13 seconds later. Philly scored twice in the second period, 42 seconds apart. Bill Guerin was ejected for a high-sticking major in the third period. Shawn Antoski-Mike Peluso fought --
Dec. 19, 1995 --
Bill Guerin's (2-0-2) OT goal, deflected off the leg of Chris Therien, lifted NJ to a 5-4 home win. NJ's Petr Sykora tied the game with 3:21 to play when Therien's pass deflected off his skate. Ron Hextall made 43 saves including 17 in the third period. NJ outshot Philly 48-29 including 18-7 in the third period. Pat Falloon scored twice. The Flyers led 2-0 1:15 into the game and then had a 5-on-3 when Steve Thomas was ejected for high-sticking at the 1:44 mark and Kevin Dean was issued a minor at 2:16. Guerin cut the gap to 2-1 when he scored four seconds after Thomas' major expired. Craig MacTavish played in his 1,000th NHL game.
Feb. 19, 1996 --
Kevin Haller scored the go-ahead goal 3:38 into the game, John LeClair (1-1-2) added his 30th and Ron Hextall made 19 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Martin Brodeur was lifted with Philly leading 4-0.
Mar. 10, 1996 --
Bill Guerin scored 3:45 into OT and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves in NJ's 3-2 OT win at Philly. The Flyers led 2-0 but NJ scored three PPGs (3-for-5 total) including the winner with Kjell Samuelsson in the box for high-sticking in OT. NJ was outshot 10-2 in the third period but outshot Philly 3-0 in OT. Shawn Antoski and Reid Simpson fought twice --
Apr. 10, 1996 --
Ron Hextall made 34 saves, including 15-for-15 in the third period, and John LeClair and John Druce each scored twice in Philly's 5-1 win at NJ which seriously damaged the Cup Champs hopes of making the playoffs. Despite the absences of line mates Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg, LeClair had four (2-2-4) points and his 49th and 50th goals of the season. Martin Brodeur (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Corey Schwab (9/11) in the early part of the second period.
Oct. 7, 1996 --
Philly owned the third period, 3-0 in goals and 13-4 in shots, and skated to a 3-1 home win. Rod Brind'Amour scored a SHG with 31 seconds left on a spearing major to Kjell Samuelsson and later Karl Dykhuis added a PPG scored to make it 2-1. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. It was the Flyers first win at the CoreStates Center and was the 700th home win in franchise history. Captains Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens did not play. Mike Peluso fought twice and was bloodied by Dan Kordic in the second battle.
Feb. 8, 1997--
Bobby Holik snapped a 2-2 tie with one of three third period goals in NJ's 4-2 home win. Martin Brodeur made 19 saves. Philly's road unbeaten streak was snapped at 12 (8-0-4). Ron Hextall made 30 saves. The Flyers' goals came 67 seconds apart and gave them a 2-1 lead.
Mar. 5, 1997 --
Martin Brodeur made 26 saves, Dave Andreychuk (1-1-2) had two points and NJ scored three second period goals in a 3-1 win in Philly. Garth Snow, who last suffered defeat in November, saw his unbeaten streak of 16 (11-0-5) end. The Flyers held a 27-16 shots advantage.
Mar. 25, 1997 --
John LeClair (1-2-3), Pat Falloon (1-1-2) and Vaclav Prospal (1-1-2) factored mightily in the Flyers' highly emotional 4-3 road win. Prospal had the GWG with 4:48 to play, a weak shot from the circle that Martin Brodeur later said "Put 100 pucks there, I'll make (save) them all... that cost us the game. It was a routine play and I just missed it." Ron Hextall made 27 saves. Bill Guerin scored his 100th NHL goal on the first shot of the game, in the opening minute. Dave Andreychuk separated Paul Coffey's left shoulder (missed the next three games) with a hit along the boards. Earlier, Andreychuk checked Petr Svoboda and the Plexiglass shattered.
Apr. 13, 1997 --
Down 4-1 with under 14 minutes left in regulation, the Flyers rallied for a 5-4 win in the regular season finale at Philly. Trent Klatt scored the GWG on a PP with 1:34 left in the third period. John LeClair's 50th goal tied the game with 4:07 to play. Garth Snow replaced Ron Hextall at the 13:54 mark of the second period and shut out NJ the rest of the game. John MacLean (2-2-4) and Mike Dunham (33 saves) led NJ who lost Dave Andreychuk with a fractured left ankle (he played in just one PO game).
Oct. 8, 1997 --
NJ outshot Philly 40-18 (22-6 in the third period), had seven more PP chances and scored two PPGs in a 4-1 home win. NJ scored twice in the second and third periods. Garth Snow made 36 saves. Eric Lindros was penalized for goalie interference when he knocked Martin Brodeur off his feet and jarred his mask. Afterwards, Lou Lamoriello said "I'm not happy when someone touches one of our players when they shouldn't. They (the NHL) have people here who saw it." However, Brodeur said "I don't think he did it purposely. If I had seen him coming, we probably would not have touched each other." Lyle Odelein, who tied the game 1-1, said "Eric is not a player like that to run a star player like Marty. He was going to the net and was off balance a bit. Like he said (Lindros apologized), he didn't mean to do it. Big E is an honest player and I respect that from him."
Oct. 27, 1997 --
Patrik Elias scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in NJ's 5-0 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 12-3 in the first period and led 3-0. Dan Kordic vs Krzystof Oliwa --
Mar. 2, 1998 --
Steve Thomas scored with 6:06 to play in NJ's 4-3 home win. The Flyers were down 2-0 1:12 into the game and rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the last period. Mike Sillinger and Dainius Zubrus each had two points.
Mar. 10, 1998 --
Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Alexandre Daigle scored with 5:50 remaining in Roger Neilson's Flyers' debut and the game ended 2-2 at Philly. Daigle, who was goalless in his first 15 games as a Flyer, scored for the second straight contest. NJ held a 5-1 shots edge in OT. There were multiple fights in the game, the first coming at the 38-second mark between Dan Kordic and Krzysztof Oliwa --
and Daniel Lacroix and Sheldon Souray --
Mar. 24, 1998 --
Randy McKay had a hat trick, including two PPGs, in NJ's 3-2 home win. Alexandre Daigle scored twice for Philly. Martin Brodeur made 23 saves. Ron Hextall made 22 stops.
Oct. 4, 1998 --
In the final preseason game, Philly won 5-2 at home. Mike Maneluk scored the Flyers' last two goals both during PPs. Maneluk made the Flyers' regular season opening roster but was traded in mid-November. Ron Hextall made 36 saves.
Oct. 22, 1998 --
Brian Rolston's SHG snapped a 1-1 tie with 1:19 left in the second period and Randy McKay scored 29 seconds into the third period to lead the Devils to a 3-2 win in Philly. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. JVB made 15 stops.
Nov. 14, 1998 --
The Flyers blitzed New Jersey with a dominant third period which included five goals among a 17-2 shots advantage en route to a 6-1 home victory. Eric Lindros finished the game with five points (2-3-5) while John LeClair added two goals (2-1-3). Keith Jones had the GWG in the opening minute of the third period. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-18. Ron Hextall made 17 saves for the win. Martin Brodeur faced 40 shots and made 34 saves. Philly entered the game with a seven-game (0-5-2) winless skid. The Flyers also ended a six-game (0-5-1) winless skid in this series.
Dec. 8, 1998 --
NJ led 5-3 with under eight minutes to play but Philly rallied with goals by Eric Lindros and Rod Brind'Amour to earn a 5-5 tie at NJ. Ken Daneyko played in his 935th game as a Devil, a franchise record.
Dec. 10, 1998 --
Dave Andreychuk scored in OT in NJ's 5-4 road win. Philly blew a 4-1 second period lead and was outshot 5-0 in OT.
Apr. 16, 1999 --
Chris Terreri made 27 saves and Bobby Holik scored twice, including the GWG in OT, in NJ's 3-2 win at home.
Sep. 25, 1999 --
Rod Brind'Amour suffered a broken left foot in a 4-2 preseason game loss at NJ. His iron man streak ended at 484 games when he missed the season opener. He did not return until December 22.
Sep. 26, 1999 --
The Flyers won a preseason game in Philly, 10-2. Chris Terreri gave up ten goals on 26 shots including a SHG penalty shot to Sean O'Brien (who never played in the NHL) which gave Philly a 3-2 lead and began a streak of eight goals. John LeClair (2-1-3), Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Chris Therien (0-3-3) and Simon Gagne (2-0-2) led the offense. Among the fights was a brawl between Craig Berube/Neil Little-Scott Stevens --
Oct. 30, 1999 --
Dan McGillis snapped a tie with 6:01 to play and Brian Boucher (26 saves) earned his first NHL victory in Philly's 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods but trailed 3-2 after two NJ goals. Mark Greig tied the game 3-3. Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and an assist. Randy McKay was eventually suspended three games for slashing the Flyers' Ulf Samuelsson in the last minute of play.
Nov. 9, 1999 --
NJ killed five PPs, including a 2-minute 3-on-5, in a 2-1 home win. Randy McKay returned from a three-game suspension (slashing Philly's Ulf Samuelsson) and scored the first goal. Later in the first period, Luke Richardson (instigator) fought McKay. Jason Arnott scored the GWG. Martin Brodeur made 15 saves. NJ held a 31-16 shots advantage including 18-3 in the first period. JVB made 29 saves. There were no penalties for the last 37+ minutes.
Dec. 22, 1999 --
Patrik Elias (2-1-3), Peter Sykora (0-3-3) and Scott Niedermeyer (0-2-2) led NJ to a 3-2 home win. Elias' second goal came 7:30 into the third period while NJ was on the PP. Rod Brind'Amour returned to the lineup after missing the first 34 games due to a broken left foot suffered in pre-season play.
Jan. 15, 2000 --
Martin Brodeur made 30 saves in NJ's 4-1 road win. Scott Gomez scored 3"07 into the game. The Flyers learned prior to the game that Eric Lindros suffered a concussion (against Atlanta).
Feb. 15, 2000 --
NJ won 4-2 at home to extend their division lead over Philly to 15 points with 25 games to play. Martin Brodeur got credited with a goal in the third period to make it 3-1 when a puck deflected off Daymond Langkow and into an empty net on a delayed call. Brian Boucher made 32 stops. Philly ended the regular season with a 4-1 win at the NYR, giving them the Division crown (first since 1995-96) with 105 points to NJ's 103 and top seed in the East.
May 14, 2000 -- In Game 1 of the 2000 Conference Finals,
Martin Brodeur made 35 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. NJ scored two late first period goals within 26 seconds of each other and held a 3-1 lead despite both teams recording 16 shots in the opening period. Philly outshot NJ 20-8 the rest of the game.
May 16, 2000 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
Brian Boucher made 30 saves and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Daymond Langkow scored consecutive goals in the first two minutes of the third period to rally the Flyers to a 4-3 win. Eric Desjardins started the rally when he scored with 0:38.8 remaining in the second period to cut NJ's lead to 3-2. Tocchet tied the score 1:06 into the third period then Langkow gave the Flyers the lead 52 seconds later. Tocchet and Scott Gomez swapped first period goals. Jason Arnott put NJ ahead 2-1. Keith Primeau, who was diagnosed with a concussion in Game 6 of the prior series, fought Randy McKay in the second period. Patrik Elias made it 3-1. Langkow was diagnosed with a concussion after a shoulder check from Scott Stevens soon after scoring the eventual GWG and missed the next two games. John Madden suffered a knee injury after a check by Keith Primeau and did not return until Game Six.
May 18, 2000 -- In Game 3 at NJ,
Brian Boucher made 27 stops in Philly's 4-2 win. Among the saves was a beauty on Patrik Elias (
) with the Flyers up 2-1. Simon Gagne added an insurance goal with 1:49 to play. Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau and Rick Tocchet had two points apiece. John LeClair suffered facial cuts requiring 39 stitches when clipped unintentionally by the stick of Martin Brodeur as the goalie attempted a clear. Brodeur said of his underwhelming performance' 'You've got to brush it off as quick as you can. There are nights you have it and there are nights you don't. It was a tough night for me." Devils' coach Larry Robinson said ''Marty (Brodeur) is a true professional. It's unfair for our team to say, 'Well, we lost because Marty had a bad night.' That's not the case. We win as a team and we lose as a team. I'm sure there were a couple of goals that he would like to have back. But, there's probably, on those same goals, two or three other mistakes that were made before the goal went in. So, this is not a case where he has to feel he has to take the burden of the loss on his shoulders.''
May 20, 2000 -- In Game 4 at NJ
, Craig Berube's deflection of Dan McGillis' point shot with 7:02 to play snapped a 1-1 deadlock and Simon Gagne scored with 3:20 remaining in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-1 victory. Brian Boucher made 24 saves. John LeClair protected his Game 3 injury by playing with a visor. NJ's only goal (
). NJ coach Larry Robinson delivered a 20-minute tirade at his players in the lockerroom after the game then told the assembled media "We had a game plan and we stuck to it for the first two periods, but not in the third.'' The Flyers outshot NJ 9-4 in the last period.
May 22, 2000 -- In Game 5 at Philly,
NJ led 2-0 after the opening period (14-6 shots) en route to a 4-1 win. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. Valeri Zelepukin narrowed the gap for the Flyers (2-1) with 4:15 left in the second period but Patrik Elias scored 55 seconds into the third with the game's key goal. John LeClair nailed Sergei Nemchinov into the glass causing a 40-stitch wound to the left side of Nemchinov's forehead and a pool of blood on the ice. Rick Tocchet said ''We stunk tonight. There is nothing really more to say.''
May 24, 2000 -- In Game 6 at NJ,
Claude Lemieux's goal with 8:34 to play in the third period, followed by an Alex Mogilny goal with 3:27 to play, snapped a scoreless tie in NJ's 2-1 win. NJ outshot Philly 26-13. After 73 days sidelined due to concussions, his fifth, Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup for the first time since March 12 and played 14:47 and had 19 shifts. He played as Daymond Langkow's RW linemate and nearly scored an important goal but it came just as the second period expired --
Brian Boucher's mask needed repair after a puck lodged in it (
May 26, 2000 -- In Game 7 at Philly
, Patrik Elias (
) snapped a tie with 2:32 left in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves in NJ's 2-1 win. Elias made it 1-0 at 6:44, 20 seconds into a Keith Jones minor. About a minute later, Scott Stevens drilled Eric Lindros which resulted in Lindros' sixth concussion. Rick Tocchet evened the game with a PP in the second period. Philly outshot NJ 27-18. The NHL fined the Flyers $10,000 after the game due to the lack of disclosure of information regarding the Lindros injury. SERIES RECAP: Leading scorers: Rick Tocchet (4-2-6), Mark Recchi (3-3-6) and Keith Primeau (0-5-5); Jason Arnott (2-5-7), Bobby Holik (3-2-5), Patrik Elas (4-1-5) and Petr Sykora (2-3-5). PPs -- Phil 2-for-17, NJ 3-for-13.
Nov. 1, 2000 --
Paul Ranheim beat Chris Terreri with 1:26 to play in the third period and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in NJ. Brian Boucher made 32 saves. The Flyers outshot NJ 5-4 in the OT and Boucher made a huge save on Scott Gomez who led a 3-on-1 break. Philly played without John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau, Rick Tocchet and Keith Jones.
Dec. 16, 2000 --
Philly won 6-3 at home led by Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3). Tocchet also fought Randy McKay, one of five bouts in the game. Roman Cechmanek, who signed a contract extension earlier in the day, made 30 saves. Martin Brodeur surrendered six goals on 26 shots. Philly led 4-1 and then 4-3 but Chris McAllister and Gagne scored 21 seconds apart. McAllister snapped a 94-game scoring drought. Kent Manderville played his 100th consecutive regular-season game without a goal, but nearly scored twice: he hit the post once and later scored as a whistle blew; "If I ever go to Atlantic City, I'm not going with him," Tocchet said. There were four fights in the game: Tocchet-Randy McKay and Chris Therien-Colin White simultaneously (
and Chris McAllister-McKay (
) and Luke Richardson fought Scott Stevens in the third period --
Jan. 2, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) and Martin Brodeur (24 saves) hooked up in a 1-1 tie at NJ. Daymond Langkow and John Madden scored. P.J. Stock fought Turner Stevenson --
Jan. 18, 2001 --
Scott Gomez (1-2-3) won two faceoffs in the opening 4:15 which led to goals in NJ's 7-1 win at Philly. Sergei Brylin added two goals. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves in a duel with fellow All-Star (both were selected for the upcoming game) Roman Cechmanek who, when he learned of the choice, said through a translator "He (Cechmanek) thinks it came too fast. He'd be happier if he didn't get nominated. He doesn't want to be considered a star." P.J. Stock fought Turner Stevenson --
Mar. 10, 2001 --
John Madden scored with 0:47 to play and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves and the Flyers scored two PPGs including Andy Delmore's tying goal in the third period. There were five fights in the game and NJ's Jim McKenzie was involved in three (one vs. Luke Richardson and two with Chris McAllister in the third period --
; P.J. Stock fought Turner Stevenson (
) and Rick vs. Scott Stevens --
Nov. 17, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 33 saves, including 13-for-13 in the third period, in Philly's 3-1 road win. Simon Gagne and Ruslan Fedotenko scored third period goals. Cechmanek was a questionable starter, fighting an illness and missed practice the prior day. NJ held a 34-25 shots advantage. There were six minutes in penalties issues in the game, four to NJ.
Nov. 20, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 42 saves in a 3-3 tie at Philly. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) scored with 3:22 to play in the third period. NJ held a 20-3 shot advantage in the third period. Head coach Bill Barber said "The difference was one guy: Cechmanek." John LeClair (2-1-3), Justin Williams (1-2-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) collected all eight individual points for the Flyers.
Jan. 10, 2002 --
Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves and Philly scored three times in a span of 2:59 in the second period of a 3-2 home win. Jiri Dopita (1-1-2), Kim Johnsson (0-2-2) and Eric Weinrich (0-2-2) led Philly. Mike Commodore mistakenly tipped Donald Brashear's shot behind Martin Brodeur to make it 3-1. NJ outshot Philly 36-20.
Feb. 27, 2002 --
Roman Cechmanek (22 saves) recorded the first Flyers' shutout in this series in 15 years in a 1-0 win at NJ. JVB made 32 saves for NJ in his first game in nearly 11 months; he was signed as a free agent earlier in the month. Simon Gagne scored his 25th goal when he slipped past Brian Rafalski after a perfect feed from Jeremy Roenick. Three of the game's four penalties came in the opening five minutes. Scott Niedermayer was injured mid-game and did not return.
Apr. 10, 2002 --
John Madden scored 9:18 into the third period and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves to record his 55th NHL shutout in NJ's 1-0 home win. There was a total of three minors called in the game, two to the Flyers.
Nov. 7, 2002 --
Jamie Langenbrunner scored an unassisted goal with 7:23 left in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves and recorded his 56th shutout in NJ's 1-0 win at Philly. NJ's PK prevented a shot on goal during five kills, including a 5-on-3. Roman Cechmanek stopped 26 shots.
Dec. 2, 2002 --
Brian Gionta scored in OT and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves in NJ's 1-0 win at Philly. The teams played to a fourth straight 1-0 game. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves. Jeremy Roenick fought Jamie Langenbrunner --
Jan. 30, 2003 --
NJ scored three first period goals en route to a 5-1 win. The Flyers' lone goal snapped Martin Brodeur's personal shutout streak in this series at 265:02 when Eric Chouinard scored with under two minutes to play. An oddity happened in the game when Pavel Brendl, who had been scratched on the official lineup, was dressed to start the game and Dennis Seidenberg, who was listed to play, was not in the lineup. The officials sent Brendl to the dressing room with 6:50 to play; Seidenberg replaced him in the second period.
Feb. 18, 2003 --
Jeff Friesen scored with 4:45 to play in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves. Donald Brashear (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (1-1-2) each had two points for the Flyers.
Mar. 17, 2003 --
Roman Cechmanek made 27 saves and Sami Kapanen had three points in a 4-2 road win which was a battle for first place in the Atlantic Division. Cechmanek made key saves on Scott Gomez and Joe Nieuwendyk in the third period and also on Patrick Elias who had a breakaway while killing a penalty. Eric Weinrich scored a SHG.
Oct. 30, 2003 --
Mike Rupp scored twice and NJ rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 at home. NJ held a 28-16 shots advantage. The Flyers were held without a shot for the opening 17:41 of the third period and were outshot 6-1 in the final period. Jeff Hackett made 25 saves in the loss.
Dec. 12, 2003 --
Keith Primeau scored with 6:25 left in regulation and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in NJ. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-21. Scott Niedermeyer's goal estimated at 100-feet beat Jeff Hackett in the final minute of the first period to give NJ a 2-0 lead. The score was 2-2 after two periods. Sami Kapanen (1-2-3) led the offense.
Dec. 13, 2003 --
Martin Brodeur recorded his71st shutout as he made 32 saves in NJ's 2-0 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 32-22 shot advantage including 8-1 in the first period. Grant Marshall snapped a scoreless tie just past the midway point of regulation.
Feb. 10, 2004 --
Antero Niittymaki, in his third NHL start and subbing for the retired Jeff Hackett and injured Robert Esche, made 35 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne and Danny Markov each scored PPGs to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead after two periods; prior to the first goal, the Flyers were 0-for-27 against NJ on the PP.
Mar. 9, 2004 --
Robert Esche made 20 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at NJ. Michal Handzus, John LeClair and Mark Recchi collected eight points. LeClair assisted on a pair of first period goals and then added an ENG. The Flyers now led the division by seven points.
Mar. 13, 2004 --
Robert Esche made 37 saves and Marcus Ragnarsson scored 23 seconds into the third period in a 2-1 Flyers' home win. NJ outshot Philly 38-21. Simon Gagne gave Philly a 1-0 lead 1:36 into the game. The Flyers opened up an eight-point lead over NJ. "I think we are over whatever the problem was against this team," said Esche.
Apr. 5, 2004 --
On the last day of the regular season, NJ lost 3-1 at home to Boston while the Flyers tied the NYI 3-3. Because of the scores, Philly won the Atlantic Division Title (101 points to 100) and the teams met in the opening round of the POs.
Apr. 8, 2004 -- In Game 1 of the opening round series in Philly,
Robert Esche made 37 saves in his first NHL PO start and the Flyers won 3-2. Simon Gagne
scored in the first period and Jeremy Roenick's 40th career PO goal in the second period made it 2-0. A beauty by Keith Primeau early in the third gave Philly a 3-0 lead but NJ scored twice in the next 57 seconds, 35 seconds apart, to make it 3-2 with 15:32 to go. Roenick decided the day of this game to not wear a protective mask even though he suffered a broken jaw less than two months prior. "If it breaks, it breaks. There is nothing I can do about it," said JR when pressed. Primeau and Kim Johnsson each had two points. NJ outshot Philly 39-26 including 11-6 in the third. Scott Stevens played in 153 consecutive PO games but missed the series; he last played Jan. 7 (post-concussion syndrome).
Apr. 10, 2004 -- In Game 2 in Philly,
Robert Esche made 24 stops, Alexei Zhamnov (1-1-2) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) each had two points and the Flyers held on for a 3-2 win. The Flyers killed two minors called the opening 8:19 then Mark Recchi connected on the team's first advantage. The Flyers entered the POs on a 1-for-37 skid on the PP but scored on the first two tries in this series. Zhamnov made it 2-1 in the second period less than three minutes after NJ tied it. Mattias Timander gave Philly a 3-1 lead in the third period. NJ outshot Philly 26-18. "They're making good dumps, and I can't play the puck at all," said Brodeur.
Apr. 12, 2004 -- In Game 3 at NJ,
the Devils went 3-for-5 on the PP and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves in a 4-2 win. Patrik Elias (2-0-2), who scored the GWG when his shot banked off Kim Johnsson, Paul Martin (1-1-2), Scott Gomez (0-3-3) and Brian Gionta (1-2-3) led the offense.
Apr. 14, 2004 -- In Game 4 at NJ,
Robert Esche was superb as he made 35 saves in the Flyers' critical 3-0 win. After the contest, Martin Brodeur said ''It's not like they're outplaying us. The only reason they won this game is because of Esche.'' NJ outshot Philly 35-25. Kim Johnsson scored at the 1:18 mark then Alexei Zhamnov, off a sweet feed from Vladimir Malakhov, scored 4:45 into the third period; Keith Primeau added a goal with just under four minutes to play.
Apr. 17, 2004 -- In Game 5 in Phily,
Danny Markov's 40-foot wrist shot with 5:23 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Robert Esche made 31 saves in the Flyers' series clinching 3-1 win.
Alexei Zhamnov (1-1-2) made it 1-0. Scott Niedermayer scored late in the second period which snapped Esche's shutout streak at 106:36. Sami Kapanen added an ENG. Igor Larionov played his final NHL game. Highlights --
SERIES RECAP: Philly went 4-for-12 on the PP (finished the regular season 1-for-37) while NJ was 3-for-18. Alexei Zhamnov (3-5-8), Jeremy Roenick and Kim Johnsson (1-5-6) led Philly. NJ was led by Patrik Elias (3-2-5), Brian Gionta (2-3-5) and Scott Gomez (0-5-5). NJ was out-scored 14-9 despite 21 more shots. Robert Esche stopped 146 of 154 (.942) shots while Martin Brodeur stopped 120 of 133 (.902) shots.
Sep. 29-30, 2005 --
The teams split preseason games and among the fights was Donald Brashear and Krystof Oliwa --
. Brashear later beat Grant Marshall in a fight.
Oct. 7, 2005 --
Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves and Philly scored the last five goals during a 5-2 home win. Jon Sim scored the GWG at the 0:39 mark of the third period. Halfway through the game, NJ led 2-0 but Simon Gagne scored twice to even the game after two periods. Gagne's second goal was awarded after a video replay overturned an on-ice ruling as it showed that Martin Brodeur pulled the puck out from behind the goal line with his glove. Michal Handzus and Turner Stevenson (SHG) finished the scoring. NJ went 2-for-9 on the PP. It was the Flyers' first win in the post-lockout era, in the team's second game.
Nov. 30, 2005 --
Robert Esche made 30 saves in the 2-1 win, Philly's fifth straight in this series. Mike Knuble and Patrick Sharp scored in under four minutes to give Philly a 2-0 lead. NJ's lone goal was by Thomas Pihlman, the only goal he scored in his brief NHL career. Including the POs, Philly beat NJ for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings.
Jan. 9, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur recorded his 77th career shutout as he stopped 22 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. The Devils had just 16 shots but scored in each period and went 2-for-6 on the PP.
Mar. 1, 2006 --
Viktor Kozlov scored the only goal in the shootout in N.J.'s 2-1 home win. Martin Brodeur made 26 saves. Kozlov gave NJ a 1-0 lead in the first period. Brian Savage evened the score. Robert Esche made 31 saves.
Mar. 21, 2006 --
Antero Niittymaki made 21 saves and Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble each had two points in a 2-1 home win. Simon Gagne gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:49 into the game with his 40th goal of the season. Forsberg scored about five minutes later on the PP.
Apr. 1, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur made 33 saves and Brian Gionta had assists on late second period goals by Scott Gomez and Jason Wiemer in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly.
Apr. 13, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur made 33 saves, Zach Parise scored twice and Brian Gionta had three assists in NJ's 4-1 home win. Brodeur won for the 438th time, surpassing Jacques Plante into fourth place.
Apr. 16, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur made 25 saves, Patrik Elias scored twice and NJ won for the tenth straight time, 5-1 at home. The Devils and Flyers ended the night both with 99 points, one point behind division leader NYR. The eventual finish had NJ winning the division and the three teams were separated by one point, the second time in NHL history that happened (also the Canadian Division in 1929-30).
Oct. 14, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur made 23 saves, Brian Rafalski had three assists and Brian Gionta scored in the third period to lift NJ to a 3-2 home win. Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Antero Niittymaki (29 saves) led Philly.
Dec. 2, 2006 --
NJ had a 4-3 win in Philly as Zach Parise and Brian Gionta netted the lone goals in the shootout. Brad Lukowich scored a SHG with 2:12 left in regulation to even the game 3-3. Todd Fedoruk (1-1-2) scored 1:37 into the game in his first game back with the Flyers. Randy Jones (1-1-2)gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves in the loss.
Dec. 8, 2006 --
Martin Brodeur moved ahead of Ed Belfour into second place on the NHL's all-time wins list with 462 as he made 28 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win. Brodeur also tied Glenn Hall for third place with his 84th career regular season shutout, seven of which have come against the Flyers. NJ scored twice on the PP including Jamie Langenbrunner's GWG 3:37 into the game.
Jan. 20, 2007 --
Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead NJ to a 4-3 Saturday afternoon home win. Kyle Calder and Simon Gagne gave the Flyers one-goal leads in the third period. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves.
Feb. 1, 2007 --
Despite a record-setting performance by rookie Alexandre Picard, NJ won 6-5 (OT) at Philly. Picard, who played a game-high 32:42, had five assists which set Flyers' team records for most assists by a rookie in a game and by any defenseman in a game. Brad Lukowich scored the GWG with 49.5 seconds left in OT. Zach Parise made it 5-5 with 31.8 seconds to play in the third period. Philly owned a 9-2 shot edge in OT. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) led Philly while NJ was led by Patrik Elias (1-2-3) and Travis Zajac (2-0-2). Antero Niittymaki (29 saves, 35 shots) and Martin Brodeur (31/36) were the goalies. Ben Eager fought David Hale --
Mar. 6, 2007 --
In Martin Biron's home debut with the Flyers, Simon Gagne scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 5-4 win, snapping an 8-game (0-5-3) skid to the Devils. Gagne's goal was his 13th against Martin Brodeur, the most he has scored against any goalie. NJ blew three one-goal leads but tied the score 4-4 with 5:35 to play in regulation. Philly outshot NJ 44-41.
Mar. 30, 2007 --
Mike Rupp broke a scoreless tie with 1:20 left in the second period then Travis Zajac scored with 10 seconds to play in the same period of a 3-1 home win. Martin Brodeur won his 45th game of the season. NJ outshot Philly 24-15 including 9-2 in the third period.
Apr. 5, 2007 --
With NJ's 3-2 win, Martin Brodeur (34 saves) won for the 48th time to break Bernie Parent's NHL record for most wins by a goalie in one season. Jim Dowd's SHG in the third period turned out to be the GWG.
Oct. 18, 2007 --
Martin Biron stopped all 38 shots and Philly scored three times in the second period in a 4-0 home win. NJ held a 15-2 shot advantage in the scoreless first period and 38-18 in the game. Zach Parise (8), Paul Martin (6) and Brian Gionta (5) had 19 shots. Mike Richards (1-1-2) and Sami Kapanen scored the first two goals. Ex-Devil Jim Dowd also scored.
Nov. 8, 2007 --
NJ scored three times in the last 5:32 of the first period en route to a 4-1 home win. NJ went ahead 2-1 with goals scored in 18 seconds then 3-1 with the last pair scored by Dainius Zubrus. The Devils outshot the Flyers 39-14 including 16-2 in the second period. Antero Niittymaki stopped all 24 shots in relief of Martin Biron who was rep-laced early in the middle period. The Flyers played the last game of an eight-game road trip.
Nov. 17, 2007 --
Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and became the second NHL goalie (Patrick Roy) to win 500 games as NJ won 6-2 in Philly. Brodeur improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers.
Dec. 16, 2007 --
John Madden scored twice in NJ's 4-2 home win. Madden's second goal gave NJ a 2-1 lead midway in the middle period and it came 40 seconds after Martin Brodeur stopped Danny Briere on a penalty shot. NJ outshot Philly 38-31.
Jan. 4, 2008 --
Martin Brodeur stopped 36 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. Brodeur had his 96th career shutout. NJ won for the 11th straight tome at home in this series. Brodeur beat the Flyers for the 40th time (515 career wins). Describing an on-ice incident, Travis Zajac said "I guess I got close to (Derian Hatcher) him and he bit me." Hatcher countered by saying "He got his glove on my tooth, almost pulled it out. It's all sore."
Jan. 22, 2008 --
NJ went 5-for-8 on the PP and Johnny Oduya had four (1-3-4) points in a 7-3 win at Philly. Patrik Elias and Zach Parise each scored twice. The Flyers entered the game with a 10-1-2 mark in their prior 13 contests.
Mar. 28, 2008 --
The Flyers gained an important point in their PO drive with a 5-4 shootout loss at NJ. Jamie Langenbrunner, who scored in regulation, had the decisive SO goal. NJ won the 3-round shootout 3-2. Randy Jones (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, he fought Mike Mottau in the first period and tied the game 3-3 in the third. Mike Knuble evened the game with 56 seconds left in regulation.
Apr. 4, 2008 --
In perhaps their most important game of the regular season, the Flyers won 3-0. Martin Biron made 22 saves. R.J. Umberger scored in the first period and Scottie Upshall and Joffrey Lupul scored 37 seconds apart midway in the third period, goals that drove Martin Brodeur from the net. Prior to the game, Mike Knuble "implore(d)" Flyers' fan to show up early for the game due to its significance. Lauren Hart shared a duet with the late Kate Smith on "God Bless America" and the tone was set at the Wachovia Center.
Sep. 17, 2008 --
Philly won 3-2 in a preseason game that featured six fights including Riley Cote-Arron Asham --
Oct. 24, 2008 --
Mike Richards (0-4-4) led Philly to a 6-3 win, the team's first win in the 2008-09 season after an 0-3-3 start. The win also ended a 12-game (0-11-1) regular season skid at N.J. Martin Biron settled down after a shaky start and was perfect 14-for-14 in the final period. The Devils took a 3-2 lead with 19 seconds to play in the first period but, after a pair of fights (RileyCote-PLLL and Andrew Alberts-David Clarkson), the Flyers scored twice in the second period and two more in the third period. Scott Hartnell scored twice including the GWG. Joffrey Lupul (1-1-2) added two points. NJ was led by Zach Parise (1-2-3). Highlights --
Oct. 25, 2008 --
Jeff Carter scored 3:44 into OT and Philly won at home 3-2 to sweep the home-and-home series. Martin Biron made 29 saves. The winning tally came seconds after a fan tossed a smoke bomb onto the ice, delaying the game for about five minutes after a review of a possible goal by Simon Gagne was negated. Carter, Ossi Vaananen and Braydon Coburn each had two points. In the middle period, two fights happened simultaneously at the 3:15 mark: Riley Cote fought Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond while Arron Asham battled Mike Rupp. The latter duo was tossed from the contest for being involved in the second of the two altercations --
Dec. 4, 2008 --
Patrik Elias scored the tying (1:30 left) and winning goals (2:46 into OT) and Scott Clemmensen made 29 stops in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Elias' 15th OT goal tied him with Mats Sundin and Jaromir Jagr for the NHL record. Scottie Upshall's PPG with 4:28 to play gave Philly a 2-1 lead.
Dec. 21, 2008 --
NJ won 3-2 at home when Travis Zajac scored in the fifth round of a 2-1 shootout win; Jamie Langenbrunner tied it 1-1 on NJ's third try. Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 shots. Randy Jones returned to the Flyers lineup after missing the first 32 games (hip injury). Braydon Coburn and Sheldon Brookbank fought --
Mar. 1, 2009 --
Martin Brodeur (43rd win against the Flyers) made 27 saves and recorded his 100th NHL shutout in NJ's 3-0 home win. Johnny Oduya (1-1-2) led the offense.
Mar. 23, 2009 --
Jeff Carter (40th goal) and Simon Gagne (1-2-3, 30th goal) scored in the opening 3:01 of the third period and Martin Biron made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. Carter became the 13th Flyer to reach the 40-goal mark in a single season and it was the 37th time that feat has been accomplished in team history. Philly reached the 40-win mark for the 24th time. Martin Brodeur made 21 saves in the loss. Jocularity --
Oct. 3, 2009 --
Ray Emery made 24 saves in Philly's 5-2 road win. The Flyers received balanced scoring and held a 4-0 lead midway in the third period. Matt Carle (1-1-2), Chris Pronger (0-2-2) and JVR (0-2-2) had 2-point games. The Flyers started an NHL season 2-0-0 with two road wins for the first time in team history. Highlights --
Nov. 16, 2009 --
Ray Emery made 33 saves and with a 3-2 win, the Flyers ended N.J.'s attempt to tie the NHL record for consecutive road wins at the start of a season. N.J. entered the game with a perfect 9-0-0 road mark and winners of their last eight overall. Darrol Powe scored a first period goal and Scott Hartnell made it 2-0 in the opening minute of the second period. N.J.'s goals came with three seconds left on a 5-on-3 in the middle period and then one with 0.6 left in regulation. Prior to the game, Dave Schultz became the 20th player inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame: “Philadelphia Flyers fans are the greatest. I love you all. I have never had a bad day in Philadelphia.”
Dec. 12, 2009 --
Niclas Bergfors and Patrik Elias each scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in NJ's 4-1 home win. Bergfors scored two PPGs by the 12:31 mark. NJ led 3-0 after one period, outshooting Philly 14-5. Brian Boucher made 24 saves.
Feb. 8, 2010 --
Mike Richards' PPG with 7:58 remaining gave Philly a 3-2 home win. NJ led 2-0 when Anssi Salmela scored 1:01 into the second period. Salmela was then knocked out and removed from the game on a stretcher after being hit by Jeff Carter. Philly scored twice in the final 96 seconds of the second period to even the game 2-2. Michael Leighton made 28 saves. Martin Brodeur stopped 34 shots. Highlights --
Feb. 10, 2010 --
The Flyers completed a home-and-home sweep on a terrific play by Simon Gagne with 1:33 left in a 3-2 OT road win. NJ led 2-0 8:01 into the game. Jeff Carter tied the score with 6:13 left in the second period. NJ held a 23-15 shots advantage including 7-1 in the third period. Michael Leighton made 21 saves. The game, played amid a blizzard which dumped about a foot of snow, attracted an announced crowd of 5,580 that was estimated by some to be closer to 3,000. Highlights --
Mar. 28, 2010 --
Brian Boucher made 32 saves and five Flyers, led by Simon Gagne (1-1-2) and Ville Leino (1-1-2), scored in a 5-1 home win. Three Flyers' defensemen scored, Matt Carle, Kimmo Timonen and Lucas Krajicek, a team first since October 14, 2005 when Joni Pitkanen, Derian Hatcher and Mike Rathje did so against Pittsburgh. Martin Brodeur (15 saves, 19 shots) was removed after the second period for Yann Denis (5 saves, 6 shots). The Flyers beat the Devils five times, a team first since the 1988-89 season. Highlights --
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
NHL PO Schedule --
Site and Opponent
7:30 PM ET
RIS,TSN (HD),CSN-PH (HD),MSG PLUS (HD)
7:30 PM ET
RIS,TSN (HD),CSN-PH (HD),MSG PLUS (HD)
6:00 PM ET
RIS,TSN (HD),MSG PLUS (HD),CSN-PH (HD)
7:30 PM ET
TSN2,RIS,MSG PLUS (HD),CSN-PH (HD)
7:00 PM ET
RIS,TSN (HD),CSN-PH (HD),MSG PLUS (HD)
RIS,TSN (HD),MSG PLUS (HD),CSN-PH (HD)
7:30 PM ET
RIS,TSN (HD),CSN-PH (HD),MSG PLUS (HD)
GDT MUSIC: "Stand Up and Shout" by Dio
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