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10-22-2010, 08:16 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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FLYERS-MAPLE LEAFS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 82-49-22-2.
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL home record is 49-21-8-0 including five straight wins.
The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL road record is 33-28-14-2.
The home team has won eight of the last nine games.
The Flyers won five PO series (1975, 1976, 1977, 2003 and 2004) and lost one (1999).
The Flyers are 22-14 in 36 PO games (14-5 home, 8-9 away).
1968 -- Jan. 24 --
Doug Favell made 46 saves and was a perfect 23-for-23 in the third period in backing the Flyers to a 2-1 win at the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Claude Laforge scored the GWG with under nine minutes to play. The Flyers' Ed Hoekstra scored the first goal in the series. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Leafs and Bob Pulford scored his team's lone goal. After the game, the Leafs' Jean Pronovost said "They keep throwing the puck back to their defense and slowing the game down and watching to get their forwards into the clear for a pass." Flyers' head coach Keith Allen said "Good checking up front has been the secret of our success... that is what got us the victory."
1968 -- Feb. 4 --
Doug Favell shined with 43 saves and John Miszuk scored two goals in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Miszuk entered the game with just one goal that season, but his 50-footer beat Johnny Bower for the GWG.
1968 -- Mar. 6 --
Norm Ullman (1-2-3), Floyd Smith (1-0-1) and Paul Henderson (1-0-1) made their Toronto debuts and each scored in the Leafs' 7-2 home win. The Leafs scored five times in the second period. Bob Pulford added two goals. Bill Sutherland scored both Flyers' goals. Three days earlier, the Leafs made a blockbuster trade with Detroit with Ullman, Henderson and Floyd Smith going to Toronto in exchange for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger, and the rights to Carl Brewer.
1968 -- Mar. 17 --
Bernie Parent made 44 saves in Philly's 7-4 win played in Quebec City (Flyers' AHL affiliate). Attendance was over 13,650 in the relocated game (Spectrum roof damage). Forbes Kennedy had three assists and Andre Lacroix scored the GWG with 5:26 to play. Johnny Bower (4 GA) was removed for Bruce Gamble in the third. Floyd Smith had a hat trick for Toronto. The Flyers scored two ENGs while killing a 6-on-4 situation. Toronto outshot Philly 48-41.
1968 -- Nov. 2 --
Jean-Guy Gendron scored 3:47 into the game and with 3:47 left in the game to lift Philly to a 3-2 victory. Andre Lacroix had assists on each goal.
1968 -- Dec. 12 --
Johnny Bower, Toronto's 44-year old goalie, recorded the 37th shutout of his career and Ron Ellis scored in the first period in the Leafs' 1-0 win in Toronto. Each team had 27 shots.
1969 -- Jan. 5 --
The Flyers' Bernie Parent made 46 saves in a 2-2 tie. Philly scored twice in the middle period before Bill Sutherland and Paul Henderson knotted the game for the Leafs. Johnny Bower made 25 stops for Toronto.
1969 -- Jan. 8 --
With this 4-4 draw in Toronto, Philly recorded their fourth consecutive tie, all in seven days while their winless skid hit eight games (0-2-6). Toronto outshot Philly 44-19, including 30-8 over the last two periods, but Doug Favell made 40 saves and Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice.
1969 -- Feb. 27 --
Mike Walton's PPG with under seven minutes to play gave the Leafs a 1-1 tie in Philly. Bernie Parent made 31 saves. Bruce Gamble made 27 saves for the Leafs.
1969 -- Mar. 2 --
Bill Sutherland, Mike Byers and Gerry Meehan were traded to Philly for Brit Selby and Forbes Kennedy (who was under a team suspension since February 20 for back-talking with head coach Keith Allen). About a month later, Kennedy was suspended four games after punching a linesman in a Toronto-Boston game.
1969 -- Mar. 8 --
The teams skated to a 2-2 tie at Toronto. Dick Sarrazin scored for Philly in the third period. Bill Sutherland, acquired from the Leafs six days prior, assisted on the first goal. Bernie Parent made 33 saves while Toronto's Bruce Gamble made 27 stops.
1969 -- Oct. 22 --
Andre Lacroix's hat trick lifted Philly to a 4-3 win in Toronto. The third period go-ahead goal by Lew Morrison was assisted by Bobby Clarke, his first NHL point. Bernie Parent faced Bruce Gamble.
1969 -- Nov. 15 --
Marv Edwards made 31 saves and Toronto scored three goals in the third period in a 4-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 before Ron Ellis had Toronto's first two goals. Bernie Parent made 37 saves in the loss.
1969 -- Nov. 23 --
Bruce Gamble had 43 saves and Bob Pulford (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in Toronto's 3-2 win at Philly.
1969 -- Dec. 11 --
Flyers' VP Lou Scheinfield played "God Bless America" for the first time at a home game and the Flyers responded with a 3-0 lead after 10 minutes en route to a 6-3 win. Andre Lacroix (3-1-4) had a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 37 saves.
1970 -- Feb. 12 --
The Flyers, down 3-1 in the third period, rallied to a 3-3 home tie. Larry Hillman assisted on both third period goals. Dave Keon (2-1-3) led Toronto. Bernie Parent made 35 saves while the Leafs' Bruce Gamble made 29 saves.
1970 -- Oct. 18 --
Andre Lacroix scored the go-ahead and insurance goals in the Flyers' 4-2 win. Toronto led 2-0 in the first and held a 2-1 lead until Bobby Clarke scored 15 seconds into the third period. Gary Dornhoefer had two points. Doug Favell made 28 saves for the win. Bruce Gamble suffered the loss.
1970 -- Dec. 26 --
Toronto scored four first period goals en route to a 9-1 home win. Jacques Plante (40 saves), Norm Ullman (2-3-5), Dave Keon (2-2-4) and Paul Henderson (3-1-4) led the Leafs. With about 90 seconds to play, there was a bench clearing brawl including a battle between Doug Favell and Mike Pelyk. Favell started the third period after Bernie Parent was removed following the second period. The Leafs held a 45-41 shots edge.
1971 -- Jan. 14 --
Doug Favell made 25 saves and the Flyers cooled the hot Leafs (one loss in their prior 16 games), 3-0. In the opening minute, Cliff Schmautz scored off Bruce Gamble.
1971 -- Jan. 31 --
Bernie Parent and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Rick Kehoe) in the 1971 Amateur Draft were dealt to the Leafs in exchange for Bruce Gamble, Mike Walton and Toronto's 1st round choice (Pierre Plante) in the 1971 Amateur Draft. The Flyers then dealt Walton to Boston for Rick MacLeish and Danny Schock.
1971 -- Feb. 6 --
Jacques Plante made 36 saves and Jim Harrison scored twice in Toronto's 4-2 home win. Bruce Gamble made 34 saves in his Flyers' debut.
1971 -- Mar. 13 --
Doug Favell made 37 stops in Philly's 3-2 win at Toronto. Garry Peters had two points. Jacques Plante was the losing goalie, he was 8-1-2 in 11 lifetime decisions against the Flyers entering this game.
1971 -- Mar. 21 --
Dave Keon and Bobby Clarke scored second period goals in a 1-1 tie in Philly. Jacques Plante (34 saves) and Bruce Gamble (28 saves) played goal.
1971 -- Oct. 23 --
Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Paul Henderson (2-1-3) had three points in Toronto's 5-3 home win. This would be one of just two appearances by Parent against the Flyers. Bob Kelly was ejected as third man during a Wayne Hillman-Brian Spencer fight. Bill Lesuk of Philly had two fights.
1971 -- Nov. 14 --
The teams played to a 3-3 tie in Philly. Norm Ullman scored twice for the Leafs. Jacques Plante made 31 saves.
1971 -- Dec. 19 --
Jacques Plante stopped 25 shots and Guy Trottier scored twice in the Leafs' 4-0 win in Philadelphia. Doug Favell gave up four goals in 40 minutes and then was replaced by Bruce Gamble.
1972 -- Jan. 8 --
Bruce Gamble and Jacques Plante each made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. Simon Nolet scored in the third period for Philly to tie the game. In 26 meetings, the Flyers owned a record of 9-9-8 against the Leafs.
1972 -- Feb. 5 --
Bruce Gamble was spectacular as he stopped 44 of 45 shots in Philly's 3-1 win in Toronto. The Flyers' road winless skid ended at 19 games (0-15-4). Jacques Plante made 32 saves. Barry Ashbee and Bob Kelly gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead and Ross Lonsberry added a third period goal.
1972 -- Feb. 20 --
Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Bobby Taylor (26 saves) led the Flyers to a 3-1 win in Philly. Simon Nolet had a goal and an assist. Bernie Parent made 26 saves for the Leafs in his second and last appearance against the Flyers during his career.
1972 -- Oct. 29 --
Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Bobby Taylor 35 saves) led Philly to a 5-2 win. The game marked the NHL debut of future Hall-of-Famer Bill Barber who had an assist. The attendance of 15,514 was the largest to witness an NHL game in the state of Pennsylvania.
1972 -- Dec. 2 --
In Toronto, Jacques Plante made 37 saves and Philly's Michel Belhumeur, who made his second career NHL start (fourth appearance), stopped 32 shots in a 2-2 tie. The Leafs' Rick Kehoe scored the tying goal. Philly's Bill Flett had 10 shots on goal.
1972 -- Dec. 10 --
Gary Dornhoefer had three goals and Rick MacLeish three assists in a 5-2 home win. Rookie Michel Belhumeur (24 saves), in his eighth NHL appearance, beat Jacques Plante (40 saves) who was playing in his 18th NHL season.
1973 -- Mar. 4 --
Rick MacLeish (4-3-7) set a team record (since broken) for points in a game with seven in the Flyers' 10-0 victory in Philly. MacLeish became the first Flyer to reach the 40-goal figure and had nine of his team's 41 shots. Doug Favell (29 save), Gary Donhoefer (2-1-3) and Ross Lonsberry (1-2-3) played supporting roles. The day before, Toronto traded legendary 44-year-old goaile Jacques Plante to Boston. Ron Low and Gord McRae were the Leafs' goalies.
1973 -- Mar. 14 --
Gord McRae made 29 saves and backed Toronto to a 5-1 win. Rick Kehoe and Dave Keon scored 20 seconds apart in the opening period and Joe Lundrigan scored the first of his two career NHL goals in the third period for Toronto.
1973 -- May 15 --
The rights to Bernie Parent, now playing in the World Hockey Association, were traded by Toronto with a 2nd round choice (Larry Goodenough) in the 1973 Amateur Draft for Philly's 1st round choice (Bob Neely) in the 1973 Amateur Draft and future considerations (Doug Favell, July 27, 1973). The trade was made on Draft Day. The same day, the WHA's Vancouver (relocated from Philadelphia) Blazers traded Parent to the New York Golden Blades.
1973 -- Oct. 11 --
Ms. Kate Smith made her first live appearance at a Flyers' home game and Bernie Parent made 28 saves to lead the Flyers to a 2-0 season-opening win. Terry Crisp scored in the first period and Bill Barber added a late third period PPG. Philly killed off a 5-minute spearing major to Ed Van Impe early in the third period. Doug Favell played for Toronto. Borje Salming, in his second NHL game, fought Dave Schultz.
1973 -- Dec. 8 --
Bernie Parent (31 saves), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) led Philly to a 3-1 road win. Clarke played with 20 stitches in his face, less than a week after suffering a violent slash by Barry Cummins of the California Golden Seals. The action led to a brawl in the Flyers-Seals' game in which Bill Barber suffered a knee injury and missed the following three games starting with this game against the Leafs. Cummins later said "Clarke cut me below the eye. I was mad. I didn't have time to think. It was an impulsive action that I regretted a second after it happened. I'm sorry. You always are when you hurt someone."
1974 -- Feb. 13 --
Bernie Parent made 43 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at Toronto. The Leafs outshot Philly 44-26 and had 21 shots in the first period but the Flyers led 2-0 on a PPG and a SHG by Rick MacLeish before 10 minutes expired. After two periods, Toronto held a 29-18 shots edge but trailed 3-0. Borje Salming scored with 5:45 to play. Darryl Sittler had 12 shots. Dave Schultz fought Brian Glennie.
1974 -- Mar. 9 --
Ross Lonsberry scored twice including the GWG with 49 seconds left and Bernie Parent made 32 saves in Philly's 2-1 road win. Lonsberry tied the game with 3:30 to play in the middle period. Philly outshot the Leafs 40-32 and had 21 shots in the middle period. Doug Favell made 38 saves for Toronto.
1974 -- Mar. 17 --
Simon Nolet scored twice by the 12:36 mark but Dave Keon and Borje Salming added later goals for a 2-2 tie at Philly. The tie snapped the Flyers' eight game win streak. Bernie Parent and Doug Favell each made 25 saves.
1974 -- May 27 --
Bill Flett was traded to Toronto for Dave Fortier and Randy Osburn, a pair of minor-leaguers who played a total of one game for the Flyers. Flett played one season for the Leafs.
1974 -- Nov. 23 --
Philly led 4-0 after one period en route to a 6-3 road win. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe hat trick. In the second period, Clarke picked up 16 PIMs for spearing (and a fighting major) Ric Seiling; Bill Barber was tossed as third man in. Dave Schultz defeated Eddie Shack in a first period brawl.
1974 -- Dec. 19 --
Ross Lonsberry and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philly's 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 19 saves. The Flyers held a 42-20 shots advantage. Dunc Wilson made 37 saves in the loss for Toronto.
1975 -- Jan. 30 --
Bernie Parent made 26 saves and Reggie Leach and Gary Dornhoefer scored in the third period of a 3-1 home win. Each member of the LCB line (Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber) had two points.
1975 -- Mar. 15 --
The Leafs' Ron Ellis scored two PPGs in the third period in a 4-4 tie at Toronto. Bernie Parent was removed in the third period when struck in the left collarbone by a shot and replaced by Bobby Taylor. Parent played the next night and shutout the L.A. Kings. Bob Kelly fought Tiger Williams.
1975 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly,
Rick MacLeish (3-1-4) and Bill Barber (1-3-4, GTG and three third period points) had 4-point efforts in a 6-3 win. Philly scored four third period goals including a trio in a span of 2:37. MacLeish scored the only two goals in the first period. The Leafs scored three second period PPGs, two coming in the last 1:04 when Andre Dupont (double minor, match) was given a 5-minute match penalty for butting Dave Dunn (major, minor) at 17:28. Reggie Leach scored the GWG 11:46 into period three and Jimmy Watson scored an insurance tally 16 seconds later. Philly outshot Toronto 14-6 in the third period. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Bernie Parent and rookie Leafs' goalie Gord McRae each made 20 saves.
1975 -- Apr. 15 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
Terry Crisp, who didn't dress in Game 1 (alternating with Orest Kindrachuk), scored twice in the Flyers' 3-0 victory. Bernie Parent needed to stop just 13 shots. Andre Dupont's PPG made it 1-0 early in the middle period with Dave Dunn in the box -- the same two participants in a Game 1 skirmish -- and then Crisp scored 1:01 later to make it 2-0. Bob Kelly was selected the game's top star for his superb defensive play. Gord McRae made 26 saves in the loss for Toronto.
1975 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 3 at Toronto,
Bernie Parent stopped 31 shots, the Flyers' PK was 9-for-9 and Rick MacLeish had two points in Philly's 2-0 win. Gary Dornhoefer scored at 3:08 then MacLeish added a second period goal. Parent's two shutouts in a series was the first for a Flyers' goalie and was not matched until Roman Cechmanek's two in 2003 against Ottawa. Gord McRae made 25 saves in the loss.
1975 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 4 in Toronto,
Philly completed a sweep of the Leafs when Andre Dupont converted the GWG 1:45 into OT off a feed from Dave Schultz in the 4-3 win. The play started when Dave Keon overskated a loose puck and Schultz capitalizing on the opportunity. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) had two first period goals with Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) assisting on both. Ron Ellis' second goal of the game, with 6:37 to play, was the lone third period tally, one of 15 shots by the Leafs in the period. Gord McRae made 29 saves in the loss, Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the win. Schultz and Dave Dunn battled:
and Orest Kindrachuk with Errol Thompson --
1975 -- Oct. 30 --
Mel Bridgman (2-0-2) and Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3) led Philly to a 6-2 win. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-21. Wayne Thomas was replaced by Gord McRae in Toronto's net. Philly had three PPGs. There was a bench-clearing brawl midway through the third period and the Leafs' Ian Turnbull was the first player off the bench and received a game misconduct as did the Flyers' Jack McIlhargey.
1975 -- Nov. 29 --
Wayne Thomas made 42 saves, including 17 in the third period, and Wayne Stephenson made 37 stops in a 1-1 tie at Toronto. Each team scored a PPG.
1976 -- Jan. 7 --
Orest Kindrachuk and Reggie Leach each scored twice in a 7-3 win. The Flyers led 3-0 after one and owned a 7-1 lead late in the game. Dave Schultz had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" with a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Wayne Thomas gave up seven goals before being replaced.
1976 -- Mar. 21 --
Terry Crisp and Bill Barber each scored twice in a 4-2 win which clinched the best record in the Campbell Conference. There was a massive bench-clearing brawl at the end of the first period with 19 penalties called and two players from each side tossed: Moose Dupont and Jack McIlhargey of the Flyers and Curt Walker and George Ferguson of Toronto. Ian Turnbull had nine of the Leafs' 27 shots.
1976 -- Apr. 12 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly,
Bernie Parent (23 saves) and the Reggie Leach (1-2-3) led the way in the Flyers' 4-1 win. Mel Bridgman and Bill Barber each had two assists. Philly was 2-for-2 on the PP. Orest Kindrachuk had the go-ahead goal. Wayne Thomas made 43 saves in a loss. Asked why he started the oft-injured Parent over Wayne Stephenson, head coach Fred Shero said "I'd like to tell you but I can't. I can't explain it. I have no right to explain it. Anyway, I don't want (the players) to know."
1976 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
Bernie Parent made 31 saves in a 3-1 win. Dave Schultz had the only first period goal. Ross Lonsberry and Don Saleski scored 70 seconds apart in the second period to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Borje Salming scored for the Leafs. Philly was 7-for-7 on the PK and held the Leafs to five shots on goal during those man-advantages. The Flyers held a 16-0-3 record (including playoffs) against Toronto in the last 19 games.
1976 -- Apr. 15 --In Game 3 at Toronto,
the Leafs tied an NHL record with five PPGs en route to a 5-4 win in one of the most memorable games of the era. Toronto's head coach Red Kelly said "It was a miracle to beat that team." The Maple Leafs outshot the Flyers 52-28 and went 5-for-16 on the PP compared to the Flyers 1-for-3. Toronto scored two PPGs 29 seconds apart in the opening 3:54 of the second period to make it 4-1. After both goals, the Flyers were issued penalties. Philly scored twice in 13 seconds midway in the period to get within 4-3. Philly was whistled for 11 minors in the second period to the Leafs' one leading to a 27-5 shots advantage for Toronto. After two periods, Toronto led 5-3 and held a 44-16 shots advantage. Darryl Sittler had 10 shots on goal but just one assist. Bobby Clarke had a game-high three points. Bernie Parent made 47 saves; Wayne Thomas made 24 saves. The Leafs snapped an 0-16-3 skid in this series. Three Flyers were accused of assault by Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry who said "(It) bothers me that the Flyers don't have to play that way to win." Referee Dave Newell issued 42 penalties, four misconducts and 12 major penalties; one incident resulted in 163 PIMs. Little used Kurt Walker of Toronto received a gross misconduct penalty just 3:13 into the game as he and Dave Schultz fought. Afterwards Commissioner Clarence Campbell said "After all, the Maple Leafs set the standard of conduct for the game, bringing that Kurt Walker up. Before the game was a couple of minutes old (actually 3:13), Walker went out of his way to crosscheck Schultz so Toronto's intentions of how they were going to play were quite obvious." Philly established NHL records for penalties in a game (28) and in a period (17) and the teams combined to score six PPGs which also tied an NHL PO record. One bash spilled over into the crowd when fans spit and tossed ice at selected players. Four players were ejected: Ian Turnbull, Kurt Walker and Scott Garland of Toronto and Jack McIlhargey of Phily. McMurtry, the Ontario Attorney General, filed charges against Joe Watson and Don Saleski for common assault and dangerous weapons and to Mel Bridgman (on-ice lopsided fight of Borje Salming in an on-going attempt to limit hockey violence. The verdict was issued April 15, 1977 (see that entry below for specifics).
1976 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto,
the Leafs went 2-for-5 on the PP in a 4-3 win. Borje Salming (1-1-2) celebrated his 25th birthday with a breakaway goal to make it 2-1 with 3:48 left in the second period and Lanny McDonald added a goal 2:47 later. Wayne Thomas made 25 saves. Bernie Parent made 24 saves, Mel Bridgman scored twice but Philly went 0-1 on the PP.
1976 -- Apr. 20 -- In Game 5 at Philly,
Bernie Parent made 26 saves, Don Saleski (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick and Reggie Leach had three points (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 7-1 win. The teams combined to score four second period goals (three by the Flyers, including two in 13 seconds) in a span of 1:33 which established an NHL record --
; Leach's two goals were scored in a 0:27 span and finished the scoring. Philly outshot Toronto 13-5 in the middle period. Larry Goodenough and Terry Crisp had two assists each. Wayne Thomas was removed for Gord McRae after surrendering six goals. Tiger Williams and Dave Schultz were tossed from the contest with under seven minutes to play.
1976 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 6 at Toronto,
Darryl Sittler, scoreless in the PO entering the game, scored five times (5-1-6, 11 shots on goal), including two in 32 seconds to make it 4-1, and Ian Turnbull added four assists in an 8-5 win. Sittler's five goals tied Maurice Richard's mark in 1944 and his six points tied Dickie Moore (1954) and Phil Esposito (1969). The Leafs' Brian Glennie was hit in the jaw by a puck and required immediate surgery; he did not dress for Game 7. Wayne Thomas made 42 saves. Bernie Parent gave up eight goals on 39 shots. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-39. There were 43 penalties and 185 PIMs called (94 for Toronto, the most by an opponent in any Flyers' PO game). Dave Schultz (NHL record 42 PIMs) and Tiger Williams (34 PIMs) set Flyers' franchise records for PIMs in a game by a member of the team and by an opponent.
; ; After the game, a 65-year old Leafs' fan elbowed Schultz in the corridor near the Flyers' dressing room. Bob Kelly got into a clash with a fan and his tossed glove struck an usherette in the eye (about a year later, a Judge fined Kelly $200). Schultz-Scott Garland fought --
1976 -- Apr. 25 -- In Game 7,
the tone was set as Kate Smith's "God Bless America" (now 46-3-1 in its 50th game) blasted in the Spectrum. Philly outscored Toronto 5-0 in the second period en route to a 7-3 win. It was the first time the Flyers netted five goals in any playoff period; three goals came in a span of 1:21 and four within 3:16 including a pair by Mel Bridgman who scored twice in 16 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. Bernie Parent made 21 saves. Don Saleski-Bob Neely --
; SERIES RECAP: There were 155 penalties and 525 PIMs. Dave Schultz set an NHL record for most PIMs in a series with 116. Tiger Williams had 72 PIMs. The Flyers' offense was led by Reggie Leach (6-5-11), Don Saleski (5-3-8) and Larry Goodenough (1-7-8). Darryl Sittler (5-4-9) led Toronto. Philly was 8-24 on PPs, Toronto was 12-47.
1976 -- Oct. 16 --
Down 4-0 in the first period, the Flyers staged an impressive rally by scoring the next five goals in a 5-5 tie at Toronto. Lanny McDonald scored a natural hat trick and Toronto led 3-0 at the 11:18 mark. The Flyers pulled even and went ahead on two goals by Paul Holmgren. In between those goals, Tom Bladon and Tiger Williams fought. Jim McKenny made it 5-5 about two minutes after Holmgren's second goal. Bernie Parent was pulled after 20 minutes (and the Flyers down 4-0) for Gary Inness who stopped 20 of 21 shots in 40 minutes.
1976 -- Dec. 12 --
Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3) and Don Saleski each scored twice. Mel Bridgman added three assists.
1977 -- Feb. 5 --
The Flyers rallied for a 7-5 victory in Toronto after blowing a 5-2 third period lead. The Leafs scored three times in a span of 2:43 midway in the latter half of the third period. Reggie Leach and Tom Bladon scored in the last five minutes of the game. Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Bill Barber (1-2-3) combined for eight points (5-3-8). Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves for the win. Mike Palmateer gave up seven goals. The victory extended the Flyers unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (12-0-4).
1977 -- Mar. 7 --
Jim McKenney scored twice and Mike Palmateer made 21 saves in the Leafs' 4-2 win at Philly. Palmateer stopped Ross Lonsberry on a breakaway with 96 seconds remaining and the Leafs holding a 3-2 lead. Toronto was 0-12-4 in the last 16 regular season games at Philly and won for just the second time in the last 25 r/s games in this series. Mel Bridgman scored both Flyers' goals. A major bench-clearing brawl ended the second period resulting in six players tossed: Darryl Sittler, Tiger Williams, Pat Boutette and George Ferguson of Toronto and Paul Holmgren and Bill Barber of the Flyers. There were 31 penalties and 173 PIMs called -- among the fights was Holmgren-Sittler --
1977 -- Apr. 11 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly,
the Leafs scored three first period goals and hung on for a 3-2 win. Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald and Tiger Williams combined for six points on the Leafs' first two goals. The Flyers earned a first-round bye and appeared rusty after an eight-day layoff; the Leafs led 3-0 before nine minutes expired. Mike Palmateer removed himself from the game at 37:52 complaining of dizziness from the flu and back trouble and was replaced by Wayne Thomas. Rick MacLeish and Bob Dailey scored PPGs.
1977 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
Mike Palmateer made 27 stops and Darryl Sittler had three points in a 4-1 Leafs' win. The Leafs scored two PPGs in the first period and stretched the lead to 3-0 in the opening minute of the second period. Toronto skated with just four regular healthy defensemen. Philly outshot the Leafs 28-20; Ian Turnbull had seven of Toronto's 20 shots. Bernie Parent was removed after the second period for Wayne Stephenson. Prior to the game, the Flyers were informed of sad news that former teammate and current assistant coach Barry Ashbee had leukemia.
1977 -- Apr. 15 -- In Game 3 at Toronto,
Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) tied the game with 0:38 left in regulation then netted the GWG 2:55 into OT in Philly's 4-3 win. The usually reserved MacLeish jumped after scoring the OT winner and later said it was the first time in his memory that he reacted that way after scoring any goal on any level. With Mike Palmateer making fantastic stops in the game's final moments, Borje Salming's attempted clear was gloved by MacLeish who wheeled around and shot after hearing teammate Bob Dailey's command. Errol Thompson gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead with 4:09 left in regulation leading to a bench-clearing premature celebration. Toronto led 2-0 after one period on two PPGs. Goalies: Stephenson-Mike Palmateer. Prior to the game, legal incidents involving Flyers for fighting during Games 3 and 6 of the 1976 Playoffs were rectified when Judge Hugh Looke ruled that this "is not an important crime" despite an attorney's usage of a Ross Lonsberry quote who said "We'll do whatever it takes to win this series, even if we have to bail players from jail." Judge Looke also blamed Leafs' fans saying "They behaved like fans behaved 1,000 years ago in the latter days of Rome." For the incidents in Game 3, Joe Watson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of common assault and a $750 fine, while assault charges against Mel Bridgman and Don Saleski were dropped. Bob Kelly, for his role in the Game 6 fray, was fined $200 for tossing his glove in the crowd which mistakenly hit an usherette in the eye.
1977 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto,
the Flyers completed arguably their greatest all-time comeback with an improbable 6-5 OT win. Reggie Leach (2-1-3) netted the GWG with 50 seconds left in OT. Lanny McDonald (4-1-5) put the Leafs ahead 5-2 with 7:16 to play in the third period with Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry in the box serving minor penalties handed at 12:20. The two Flyers were tossed from the game by referee Bruce Hood for arguing his calls. Earlier, Moose Dupont was ejected for leaving the penalty box and chasing a goading Tiger Williams after a fight with Mike Pelyk; Dupont saw a stick (Mike Palmateer's) hit teammate Gary Dornhoefer in the head. Philly had 63 PIMs to the Leafs' 12. The daunting task: about seven minutes remaining, a three-goal deficit, three men tossed from the lineup and on a PK. Then, Mel Bridgman scored from his stomach on a PK with 5:49 to play, Tom Bladon (1-2-3) scored with 1:49 left, Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) scored 16 seconds later and onto overtime where Leach's slapper won it. Darryl Sittler had four assists in a loss. Goalies: Wayne Stephenson vs. Mike Palmateer. Toronto coach Red Kelly said "It's hard to understand. It's hard to believe."
1977 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly,
Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and Reggie Leach (2-0-2, seven shots) scored twice, the second with less than five minutes to play, in a 2-0 win. The first goal was setup when Bob Dailey intentionally missed the net with a shot and the carom went to Orest Kindrachuk who passed to Leach. The second goal came when Leach was shoved to the ice twice by Borje Salming and while prone and on his stomach he reached out for the loose puck and elevated it over Mike Palmateer who made 37 saves. The Flyers' PK, especially the job of Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry, neutralized Darryl Sittler and Lanny McDonald. McDonald, who had four goals in Game 4, had zero shots in Game 5. Philly outshot Toronto 39-21.
1977 -- Apr. 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto,
Jimmy Watson scored his first goal in 38 games with 2:38 left to play in a 4-3 series-clincher. Bob Dailey was once again immense, with three points and Watson's game-winner was the result of a rebound from a booming Dailey blast. The Leafs, who blew three one-goal leads, led 3-2 with under 13 minutes in the third period. Toronto started Wayne Thomas in place of the injured Mike Palmateer (torn ligaments, left ankle) while the Flyers again went with Wayne Stephenson as Bernie Parent, trying to come back from an injury, was not in game shape for much of the post-season. Seconds after Toronto made it 1-0, Paul Holmgren was ejected and handed a 5-minute major for crushing Bruce Boudreau (no PIMs), who refused to fight back. Toronto managed four shots on the major and then were immediately handed another golden opportunity when the Flyers failed to put a man in the box to serve Holmgren's penalty -- thus receiving an illegal substitution minor when Bob Kelly came off the player's bench; the Leafs did not get a shot on goal during that infraction. With the Leafs up 3-2, the Flyers scored a PPG when Dailey's powerful shot jolted goalie Thomas and Rick MacLeish picked up the rebound; earlier, the Leafs requested a measurement on Dailey's stick and it was found to be legal. Dailey (2-8-10) became the first Flyers' player to total eight assists in any PO series. Darryl Sittler had nine assists for the Leafs, the most recorded against the Flyers in any series and his 11 points tied the most by an opponent.
1977 -- Oct. 22 --
Mike Palmateer (31 saves), Darryl Sittler (3-0-3) and Errol Thompson (2-1-3) led the Leafs to a 6-1 home win. Toronto outshot Philly 40-32. There were three fights, two involving Lanny McDonald (vs. Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont) and a total of 94 PIMs. The Flyers began the season 4-0-0 and out-scored their four opponents 31-3.
1977 -- Oct. 23 --
Mike Palmateer made 30 saves in Toronto's 6-3 win at Philly. The Leafs swept the home-and-home series. Toronto led 3-0 at the 6:46 mark but the Flyers closed to within 4-3 after two periods. There were five separate fighting majors including three involving Tiger Williams who twice fought Andre Dupont. There was a total of 123 PIMs.
1978 -- Mar. 1 --
Mike Palmateer made 31 saves and Darryl Sittler assisted and scored on two third period goals in a 3-2 win in Toronto. It was the Leafs' fourth straight regular season victory against the Flyers after winning just one of the previous 24 (1-17-6) regular season games in this series.
1978 -- Mar. 23 --
Bernie Parent made 27 saves and the Flyers recorded the franchise's 400th all-time regular season victory with a 4-1 home win. Bob Dailey became the 12th defenseman in NHL history to score 20 goals in a season.
1978 -- Oct. 21 --
Mike Palmateer stopped 24 shots and Dan Maloney and Darryl Sittler scored first period goals in the Leafs' 2-0 win. Behn Wilson (17 PIMs), in his first regular season NHL fight and fifth game, battled Tiger Williams --
in the opening minute.
1978 -- Oct. 26 --
Bernie Parent made 25 saves, Behn Wilson scored the game's first two goals (in his eighth NHL game) and Bill Barber (2-1-3) added a pair of goals in the Flyers' 5-0 triumph. Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler had 13 of the Leafs' 25 shots.
1978 -- Dec. 3 --
Don Saleski scored twice in Philly's 4-0 first period and the Flyers went on to win 7-2 at home. Saleski (2-1-3), Paul Evans (1-2-3) and Bob Dailey (1-2-3) each had three points while Rick MacLeish scored twice. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves. The Leafs' Tiger Williams scored twice in the third period.
1979 -- Feb. 14 --
Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) scored with less than five minutes to play in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. The game was the second to last that Parent played as he suffered a career-ending eye injury three days later. Tom Gorence got Philly within a goal with 1:49 left in the middle period.
1979 -- Mar. 3 --
Two days after Leafs' owner Harold Ballard "fired" head coach Roger Neilson and then reinstated him prior to this game, the Leafs rallied for a 4-3 victory in Toronto. Darryl Sittler tied the game with seven seconds left in the second period then the Leafs scored twice in the third period including Joel Quenneville's first NHL goal. Ballard claimed he didn't fired the head coach, but that Neilson was "put on furlough for a day or two" and as a "stunt to put turpentine up their ass"; it was part of the greatest promotion he ever staged when he wanted Neilson to return to the bench with a bag over his head as "the Masked Marvel" which Neilson refused.
1979 -- Oct. 14 --
The Flyers began an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak with a 4-3 home win. Philly led 3-0 in the first period. Bobby Clarke picked up his 600th assist. Brian Propp (1-1-2) led the offense. With 29 seconds to play, goalie Pete Peeters and Toronto's Jerry Butler got fighting majors. With 10 seconds to play, Lanny McDonald scored on a penalty shot for the game's last goal.
1979 -- Dec. 1 --
The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Toronto on Dan Maloney's third period goal for the Leafs. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. Toronto scored three PPGs, the Flyers had two. Phil Myre made 36 saves for the Flyers. Ken Linseman and Behn Wilson each had two points. The Leafs held a 40-25 shots advantage.
1980 -- Mar. 1 --
The Leafs scored two third period PPGs and rallied from three goals down for a 3-3 tie in Toronto. Rick Vaive scored 18 seconds into a 5-on-3 to knot the game 3-3. Dan Maloney fought Mike Busniuk and Bob Kelly during the contest. Phil Myre made 34 saves. Mike Palmateer made 32 saves.
1980 -- Mar. 20 --
Mike Palmateer made 34 saves leading the Leafs to a 3-0 win in Philly. It was the first time the Flyers were shut out in 105 games (Jan. 16, 1979 by Atlanta). Palmateer finished his first stint in Toronto with a 7-2-3 record in 12 regular season decisions against Philly. Wilf Paiement had a goal and two assists.
1980 -- Oct. 12 --
Toronto led 1-0 six minutes into the third period en route to a 4-2 win in the Spectrum. Wilf Paiement scored two goals in the last period, including the go-ahead tally and an ENG. Bill Barber's goal, his 600th NHL point, made the score 3-2 with 1:06 to play. Jiri Crha, who made 27 saves in the game, faced 20 shots in the third period after seeing only nine in the first two periods. Jack McIlhargey fought John Anderson --
1980 -- Oct. 18 --
Pat Hickey scored twice and Jiri Crha made 31 saves in the the Leafs' 6-2 win. Phil Myre gave up six goals and was replaced after the second period. The game had 42 penalties, 167 PIMs, 12 majors, six fights and six misconducts. Paul Holmgren had 26 PIMs and was ejected. A brief Andre Dupont-Laurie Boschman conflict --
1981 -- Jan. 10 --
Toronto scored three third period goals after trailing 4-1 and the game finished 4-4 in the head coaching debut of former Flyers' assistant Mike Nykoluk who went from the Leafs' broadcasting booth to the bench. Reggie Leach scored two PPGs in the first period. The Flyers held a 4-1 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG in the third period but the Leafs rallied to tie on a Bill Derlago goal with 2:03 to play.
1981 -- Mar. 15 --
Brian Propp scored with 0:21 to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. Toronto took a 4-2 lead with three early third period goals but Tom Gorence made it 4-3. Michel Larocque made 43 saves for the Leafs. Philly held a 47-26 shots advantage. Bobby Clarke and Darryl Sittler got 5-minute slashing majors with 54 seconds left. Among the fights was Reid Bailey-David Shand (
) and Paul Holmgren and Vitezslav Duris (
1981 -- Nov. 14 --
Vincent Trembley (25 saves) and Borje Salming (1-2-3) led Toronto to a 4-0 home win. Billy Harris scored with one second remaining in the opening period to give the Leafs a 3-0 lead.
1981 -- Nov. 24 --
In Philly, Pete Peeters made 27 saves and Brian Propp (2-2-4) was a key part of the Flyers' 43-shot attack in a 6-3 win. Philadelphia was 0-4-4 in the last eight games against the Leafs. Darryl Sittler picked up his 900th NHL point in the loss.
1982 -- Jan. 20 --
Darryl Sittler was traded by Toronto for the rights to Rich Costello, Hartford's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) in the 1982 Entry Draft and future considerations (Ken Strong). Sittler waived his NTC because of multiple conflicts with Toronto management. Hours after the trade, the Flyers were informed that Bobby Clarke would be sidelined about weeks with a broken foot (he returned March 2).
1982 -- Apr. 4 --
The Flyers routed the Leafs 7-1 in Philly, out-shooting Toronto 22-1 after one period (2-0 lead), 42-8 after two periods (3-1 lead) and 59-18 total. Philly out-scored the Leafs 4-0 in the third period. Tim Kerr (3-0-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the scoring. Darryl Sittler, in his first game against his former club, picked up an assist 10:25 into the game which made it 1-0. Michel Larocque made 52 stops but surrendered seven goals. Brad Marsh became the first NHL player to appear in 83 regular season games in one season.
1983 -- Jan. 11 --
The teams exchanged goaltenders: Rick St. Croix headed to Toronto and Michel "Bunny" Larocque was sent to Philly. St. Croix had requested a trade days earlier having lost his job as starter to Pelle Lindbergh.
1983 -- Mar. 2 --
Darryl Sittler played his first game at Toronto since being traded and was booed several times in a game that ended with a 2-2 tie. Sittler didn't play until the seventh minute as head coach Bob McCammon felt it was a way to relax Sittler. John Paddock gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead but Dan Daoust and Rick Vaive gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead until Mark Taylor finished the scoring.
1983 -- Mar. 24 --
Ron Flockhart had four points (2-2-4) in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Toronto's Rick St. Croix, who faced his ex-team for the first time, gave up seven goals on 37 shots. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves. Paul Evans and Darryl Sittler scored in the first 1:37 of the third period to break open a tight game.
1983 -- Apr. 2 --
Dave Poulin (2-0-2) made his NHL debut a memorable one as he scored 4:36 into the game and added a SHG in Philly's 6-3 win at Toronto. Poulin was named third star of the game after being promoted from the AHL to replace the injured Lindsay Carson. Years later, Poulin reflected on the event: "I remember everything. There were two games to go in the season, I remember walking into Maple Leaf Gardens and I didn't know a solitary soul on the team. And growing up in Toronto the way I did, just playing there was a thrill. And I scored on my first two shots. The first one came on a pass from Darryl Sittler, and he was a boyhood idol of mine and the next one came on a power play . . . no one knew me and I just knew my feet weren't touching the ground." Sittler (1-1-2), Brian Propp (2-1-3), Ilkka Sinisalo (0-3-3) and Pelle Lindbergh (22 saves) also shined. The Flyers snapped a skid of 11 games (0-6-5) without a win in Toronto, the last being the series clincher in the 1977 POs. Philly outshot the Leafs 41-25. Mike Palmateer (23 saves, 28 shots) was replaced by Rick St. Croix (12/13). Gaston Gingras scored twice for the Leafs.
1983 -- Oct. 23 --
The Flyers held a 17-0 shots advantage to open the game en route to an 8-5 home win. Toronto's first shot came in the ninth minute. The Flyers held a 20-8 shots advantage in the first period and 50-35 in the game. Eight Flyers' scored and 14 had points led by Glen Cochrane (1-2-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3). Each team scored three third period goals. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves. Rick Vaive (3-0-3) and Gaston Gingras (2-0-2) scored all five Toronto goals; Borje Salming had three assists. Toronto had four PPGs. Mike Palmateer made 42 saves in the loss.
1983 -- Nov. 12 --
Philly outshot the Leafs 41-19 in a 5-3 victory at Toronto. Tim Kerr had consecutive first period goals. Bobby Clarke, Brad McCrimmon and Brian Propp each had two assists. Toronto's three goals all came via the PP. Rick St. Croix made 36 saves in a loss.
1984 -- Feb. 5 --
Bob Froese recorded a 24-save shutout in the Flyers' 7-0 home win. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) had two of the game's first three goals and was named top star. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) also had three points. Mike Palmateer made 35 saves on 42 shots. Philly owned the final period, 16-3 in shots and 3-0 in goals.
1984 -- Dec. 12 --
Toronto won 6-3 at home win as ex-Flyer Rick St. Croix made 31 saves and the Leafs scored three times in the third period. Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Stew Gavin (2-0-2) led the scoring. St. Croix made 20 saves on 21 shots covering the last two periods. The Flyers led 2-0 after the first period. Ilkka Sinisalo's second goal of the game made it 3-3 in the third period but Bill Derlago scored the go-ahead goal 11 seconds later. Gavin fought Lindsay Carson eight seconds into the game. Pelle Lindbergh made 37 saves in the loss. Toronto snapped an 8-game (0-7-1) skid in this series.
1985 -- Feb. 21 --
The Flyers held Toronto to 16 shots and Dave Brown, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had two points in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers trailed 1-0 after the first period but scored three times in a span of 2:11 in the middle period. Derrick Smith added a goal in the last period. Pelle Lindbergh made 15 saves. Glen Cochrane beat Jeff Brubaker in a fight --
1985 -- Mar. 16 --
Ron Sutter scored the 5,000th goal in franchise history and Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves in Philly's 6-1 win in Toronto. The Flyers led 6-0 in the third period. Peter Zezel and Ilkka Sinisalo each had a goal and an assist.
1985 -- Dec. 5 --
Don Edwards (33 saves) and Russ Courtnall (two goals) led Toronto to a 6-3 victory in Philly. The Leafs scored four times in the second period. Darren Jensen was replaced midway in the second period with Toronto up 5-2.
1986 -- Mar. 6 --
Mark Howe (2-4-6) had points all on the last six goals and supporting roles were played by Lindsay Carson (2-0-2) and Ron Sutter (1-2-3) in Philly's 7-4 home win. For Toronto, Don Edwards faced 52 shots while Walt Poddubny (1-3-4), Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Miro Frycer (0-3-3) combined for 10 points.
1986 -- Mar. 15 --
Doug Crossman's 30-foot wrister in OT gave Philly a 6-5 road win. Twenty seconds before the goal, there were 24 PIMs handed to each side, including two fighting majors per team and the ejections of the Flyers' Lindsay Carson and the Leafs' Bill Root for a fight (
) at the same stoppage of play when Brad McCrimmon and Wendel Clark battled -- (
). With 5:46 to play in a scoreless third period, Rick Tocchet was tossed for interjecting in a Ron Sutter-Craig Muni scrum -- (
). Philly rallied from a 2-0 hole to take a 3-2 lead after one period. Toronto evened the score 5-5 after two periods. Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense. Geoff Courtnall had (1-2-3) three points to lead the Leafs. Philly outshot the Leafs 40-20. Don Edwards made 34 saves. Chico Resch was replaced after surrending five goals on 12 shots; Bob Froese was a perfect 8-for-8.
1986 -- Nov. 19 --
Ron Hextall made 36 saves but Toronto rallied from a 2-0 hole with two third period goals to tie the Flyers 2-2. Hextall saved the Flyers who were outshot 16-2 in the final period and 3-2 in OT. Wendel Clark's tip-in tied the game with 1:25 to play. In OT, Rick Tocchet and Wendel Clark got in a heated fight, after Clark checked Mark Howe, and the Leafs had a man-advantage --
1986 -- Nov. 22 --
Ron Hextall made 25 saves and the Flyers scored four third period goals in a 6-1 win. Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (2-1-3) led the offense. Zezel's goals gave the Flyers leads of 2-1 and 3-1.
1987 -- Feb. 2 --
The line of Peter Ihnacak (2-3-5), Steve Thomas (1-3-4) and and Rick Vaive (1-2-3) had 12 points and helped the Leafs snap their six-game losing streak. Chico Resch faced 42 shots. John Stevens of the Flyers amassed 12 PIMs in this game, including two fights with Brad Smith; he had 14 PIMs in his 9-game career with Philly. Stevens vs. Smith:
1987 -- Nov. 14 --
Ken Wregget (38 saves) and Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) led Toronto to a 6-0 road win. Mark Osbourne and Gary Leeman had three points each. Rick Tocchet and Al Secord were issued 10-minute misconducts prior to the opening faceoff.
1988 -- Feb. 4 --
Derrick Smith (2-1-3) and Ron Hextall (23 saves) led Philly to a 6-1 home win. Ron Sutter tipped-in Smith's shot 1:50 into the game and the Flyers led the rest of the game. Al Iafrate was a minus-5 and Ken Wregget made 34 saves for the Leafs who fell to 1-13-6 in the last 20 outings.
1988 -- Feb. 13 --
Ken Wregget made 49 saves, including 24 in the middle period, to back Toronto to a 7-4 home win. Miroslav Frycer (2-1-3), Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) and Mark Osborne (0-3-3) had 3-point efforts. After a scoreless first period, the Leafs out-scored Philly 4-1 in the second period despite the Flyers holding a 25-9 advantage in shots. The Flyers crept to within 5-4 but Olczyk scored the game's last two goals in the final three minutes. Philly held a 53-30 shots advantage. Murray Craven (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick for the Flyers.
1988 -- Dec. 17 --
Rick Tocchet scored a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in Philly's 7-1 road win. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Allan Bester (five goals) was replaced by Jeff Reese for the third period. The slumping Leafs fell to 0-9-1 in the last 10 games.
1989 -- Feb. 7 --
Al Secord was sent to the Flyers for a 5th round draft pick used to select Keith Carney.
1989 -- Feb. 11 --
Gary Leeman (1-2-3) had three points and Toronto led 4-0 early in the second period then hung on for a 4-3 home win. Each team scored three times in the second period. Dave Poulin started the Flyers' attempted comeback with a SHG. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 12-3 in the last period but couldn't beat Allan Bester (26 saves in the game).
1989 -- Mar. 6 --
Ken Wregget was traded to Philly for the Flyers' 1st round choice (Rob Pearson) in the 1989 Entry Draft and Calgary's 1st round choice (Steve Bancroft) in the 1989 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Ken Wregget was out of action since January 30 (mono).
1989 -- Mar. 19 --
Brian Propp (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (2-2-4) each scored late PPGs in Philly's 8-6 win. With the game tied 6-6, and Vincent Damphousse in the box, Dan Daoust was whistled for multiple penalties with 1:59 to play including a game misconduct. Propp scored on the 5-on-3 with 1:51 left and 0:34 later Tocchet made it 8-6. Philly scored four goals in a 5:33 span and led 4-1 after 20 minutes, but the Leafs scored three times to make it 4-4 after two periods. Toronto was led by Gary Leeman (3-1-4) and Eddie Olczyk (1-3-4). The Flyers had 4 PPGs. Philly outshot the Leafs 38-33. Jeff Chychrun fought Wendell Clark in the first and third periods.
1989 -- Sept. 8 --
Mark Laforest was traded to Toronto for a 5th round choice (later traded to Winnipeg who selected Juha Ylonen) in the 1991 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Philly selected Andrei Lomakin) in the 1991 Entry Draft,
1989 -- Nov. 4 --
Tim Kerr scored two first period goals in less than a minute and Rick Tocchet added three points in a 7-4 win at Toronto. Ron Hextall made his season debut after serving a 12-game suspension (team went 3-7-2) but left after the second period, and a 5-2 lead, with a groin pull. Hextall surrendered a goal with the first shot he faced, in the opening minute, but stopped 19 of 21 shots.
1989 -- Nov. 9 --
Allan Bester made 29 saves and Gary Leeman scored the GWG in the third period of Toronto's 4-1 win in Philly. Gord Murphy of the Flyers was ejected for a high-sticking major at the same time of the winning goal. The Leafs scored twice in the last 68 seconds. Pete Peeters suffered the defeat.
1990 -- Feb. 15 --
Pete Peeters recorded his 20th shutout, made 27 saves and added an assist in the 3-0 Flyers' home win. It was the 237th win of his career which moved him into 20th place. Peeters entered the game 0-8-4 and ended with a 1-13-5 mark in the 1989-90 season. Pelle Eklund had the GWG. Allan Bester made 38 saves in a defeat.
1990 -- Nov. 4 --
Scott Mellanby (2-1-3) and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) led the Flyers in a 7-1 road triumph. Ken Wregget stopped all 13 shots but then left the game with a strained right hip flexor and missed fifteen games. Pete Peeters replaced him and stopped a penalty shot by Gary Leeman.
1990 -- Nov. 23 --
Scott Mellanby, Derrick Smith and Dale Kushner scored and Keith Acton added two assists in the last period of a 4-1 win. Pete Peeters made 22 saves for the win. Luke Richardson, who scored 20 seconds into the game, and Rick Tocchet who tied the game, fought with about three minutes left in the game. Jeff Chychrun fractured his left wrist and was out until March.
1991 -- Feb. 13 --
Scott Mellanby (1-3-4), Rick Tocchet (two goals) and Ron Hextall (23 saves) led the Flyers to a 6-3 road win. Tocchet returned to the lineup after missing the prior five games due to injury. The game was tied 3-3 as the final period began but Gord Murphy and Keith Acton scored early third period goals to lift the Flyers to a 5-3 advantage.
1991 -- Dec. 12 --
The teams skated to a 1-1 tie. Mike Foligno scored 40 seconds after Rod Brind'Amour in the first period. Ken Wregget made 26 saves while Grant Fuhr stopped 27 shots.
1992 -- Jan. 25 --
Grant Fuhr (30 saves), Doug Gilmour (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) led Toronto to a 6-4 home win. The Leafs led 3-0 at the 9:11 mark, scoring on their first three shots which forced the removal of Ken Wregget for Ron Hextall, but the Flyers closed to within a goal three different times including 5-4 before Zezel scored an ENG to seal the deal.
1992 -- Apr. 13 --
Dominic Roussel made 36 saves and Kerry Huffman (1-3-4) led the offense in Philly's 6-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers out-scored the Leafs 3-0 in the second period and Huffman factored in each goal. The Leafs scored two PPGs in the first period, 29 seconds apart. Each team had 17 first period shots and 38 in the game. Attendance was listed at 9,137 in the first post-strike home game.
1993 -- Apr. 4 --
Kevin Dineen scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 26 saves in a 4-0 Flyers' home win. Ryan McGill made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the first period. The game was rescheduled from April 1 in order to accomodate the postponed game between the Flyers and Los Angeles Kings that was canceled due to wind damage at the Spectrum.
1993 -- Apr. 10 --
Eric Lindros (1-2-3) and Tommy Soderstrom (24 saves) led the Flyers in a 4-0 win. It was Soderstrom's second shutout against the Leafs in a week and he went 4-0-0 in a stretch of seven nights. Soderstrom became the first Flyers' goalie to record five shutouts in his rookie season. Mark Recchi recorded his 119th point which tied him with Bobby Clarke for most points by a Flyer in a season.
1993 -- Oct. 10 --
John Cullen's goal with less than two minutes to play lifted Toronto to a 5-4 win in Philly. The Leafs scored four goals in under seven minutes in the second period.
1993 -- Nov. 6 --
Felix Potvin made 28 saves and Wendel Clark scored twice in Toronto's 5-3 home triumph. Eric Lindros recorded a point in his 12th straight game (ended at 12). Toronto and Philly entered the game as the top two teams in the NHL. A few days later, Lindros suffered a knee injury and missed the next 14 games.
1995 -- Aug. 30 --
Dmitri Yushkevich was traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Francis Larivee) in the 1996 Entry Draft for Toronto's 1st round choice (Dainius Zubrus) in the 1996 Entry Draft, Toronto's 2nd round choice (Jean-Marc Pelletier) in the 1997 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Entry Draft.
1995 -- Nov. 30 --
Mikael Renberg broke a tie with 1:03 to play on a blast estimated at 100 MPH and Garth Snow made 24 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. The winning play was created on a steal by Eric Lindros who then made a creative pass to Renberg who later said "Everything offensive comes from the defense. Eric made a great play and that set up the goal." The Flyers extended their win streak to seven games. Brent Fedyk tied the game with a PPG in the third period. It was the last time the teams met in the Spectrum.
1996 -- Mar. 23 --
Philly held the Leafs to the lowest shot total by an opponent in a Flyers' road game (13) and won 4-0 in Toronto. Ron Hextall picked up the shutout by stopping the 13 shots. Philly outshot Toronto 33-13, including 13-2 in the first period and 10-3 in the third period. Dale Hawerchuk gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead and John LeClair scored his 40th goal; each also had an assist. Rod Brind'Amour drilled Tie Domi --
1996 -- Nov. 10 --
John LeClair scored twice in Philly's 3-1 win in the Flyers' new home building. Philly had 42 shots. Nick Kypreos of Toronto was given an attempt to injure penalty when he gouged at Scott Daniels' eyes in a fight during the first period. Then, near the game's conclusion, Tie Domi fought Daniels. When the game ended, a free-for-all including Ron Hextall-Felix Potvin:
1997 -- Mar. 19 --
The Legion of Doom recorded 13 points in a 6-3 win at Toronto. Eric Lindros (4-2-6, 10 shots), Mikael Renberg (2-2-4, nine shots) and John LeClair (0-3-3) had 13 points and 22 shots. The Flyers scored the last four goals after trailing 4-3 in the third period. Lindros scored twice in a 12-second span and had three in the third period; it was the eighth time in team history a players scored three goals in one period.
1997 -- Nov. 19 --
Glenn Healy made 30 saves and Sergei Berezin, Mats Sundin and Igor Korolev each had two points in the second period in Toronto's 3-1 home win. Daniel Lacroix fought Tie Domi --
1998 -- Mar. 16 --
Mike Sillinger had three (1-2-3) points and Colin Forbes scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 triumph. Ron Hextall made 23 saves. Chris Gratton and Kris King fought in the the early third period.
1998 -- Nov. 27 --
The line of Keith Jones, John LeClair and Eric Lindros each had a goal and two assists in the Flyers' 4-3 win. LeClair's winning goal came with 49 seconds left in the second period, a period in which the Flyers exploded for three goalsin under seven minutes. Jones was acquired 15 days prior to the game and had 8 points in his first 5 Flyers' games.
1998 -- Dec. 12 --
JVB made 23 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 win, their last visit to Maple Leaf Gardens. John LeClair had two points and scored the last goal by a Flyer in the historic building. Philly re-acquired RW Mikael Renberg from Tampa Bay in a swap the day prior to this game but Renberg did not play.
1999 -- Jan. 16 --
Kris King broke a 3-3 tie with less than five minutes to play in Toronto's 4-3 win in Philly. Steve Sullivan, who scored twice, evened the game 3-3; his first goal, at 6:31 of the first period, ended JVB's team-record shutout streak at 218:42 (Philly won the previous four games 18-0 and then followed this loss with a 5-0 win and had five shutouts in six games. This loss snapped the Flyers' streak of 15 game unbeaten streak (10-0-5) and was ultimately the lone setback in a stretch of 24 games (16-1-7) from Dec. 12-Feb. 6.
1999 -- Mar. 22 --
JVB made 19 saves and Philly scored three times in the second period in a 3-1 win at Toronto. Dave Babych scored the Flyers' first goal in Toronto's new Air Canada Centre, then Dan McGillis made it 2-1 41 seconds later, and Eric Lindros added a third goal late in the period. Lindros recorded his 600th career point in his 429th NHL game. Mark Recchi, acquired earlier in the month from Montreal, suffered a concussion and missed five of the next six games.
1999 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Toronto,
JVB recorded a shutout and made 25 saves as Philly scored in each period en route to a 3-0 win. Among the saves by Beezer was against Mats Sundin on a penalty shot 51 seconds into the third period. The Leafs also had a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes but couldn't beat JVB who made several important saves but none more so than robbing Steve Thomas. Valeri Zelepukin, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins scored for the Flyers. The Leafs had 24 turnovers in the game to Philly's 10. Igor Korolev of the Leafs broke his leg in this game.
1999 -- Apr. 24 -- In Game 2 at Toronto,
Mats Sundin scored with 52.4 seconds to play following Steve Thomas's tying goal with 1:59 remaining in a 2-1 Leafs' win. JVB blanked the Leafs for the first 118 minutes of the series. Keith Jones gave Philly a 1-0 lead in the first period. Toronto was 0-for-13 on the PP while Philly went 1-for-9 after the two games. Late goals --
1999 -- Apr. 26 -- In Game 3 at Philly,
Curtis Joseph made 40 saves and Steve Thomas scored in the third period to spark the Leafs to a 2-1 win. Thomas' goal on the PP snapped Toronto's 0-for-15 skid with the man advantage in this series; the Leafs were 0-for-33 going back to the regular season. Mike Johnson scored the Leafs' first goal 10 seconds after Karl Dykhuis scored his first PO goal which gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first period. Johnson was the recipient of a pass from Steve Sullivan off the faceoff. The Flyers went 0-for-6 on the PP including a 6-on-4 advantage that ended the game when JVB, who had a shaky outing, was pulled for an extra attacker. Afterwards, Sandy McCarthy accused Tie Domi of using a racial slur in the game.
1999 -- Apr. 28 -- In Game 4 at Philly,
John LeClair (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers 5-2 win. LeClair had a tip-in of a Steve Duchesne shot that Curtis Joseph called " world-class." Eric Desjardins (1-2-3) scored the GWG on the PP 49 seconds after Tie Domi yanked Sandy McCarthy's head from behind early in the middle period. Craig Berube gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead though it was originally credited to McCarthy who informed officials of the error. The Flyers held a 41-25 shots edge.
1999 -- Apr. 30 -- In Game 5 at Toronto,
Yanic Perreault's backhander beat JVB 11:51 into OT in the Leafs' 2-1 win It was the third time in the series that Beezer was beaten on a backhander. Keith Jones scored the lone Flyers' goal 1:52 into the game. Dimitri Yushkevich also scored for Toronto. Each team had 34 shots on goal. Curtis Joseph made 33 saves. It was Philly's seventh straight OT PO loss.
1999 -- May 2 -- In Game 6 at Philly,
Toronto advanced amid controversy when Sergei Berezin's PPG with 0:59 left in the third period gave the Leafs a series-clinching 1-0 win. John LeClair was penalized by Terry Gregson for elbowing Mike Johnson with 2:54 remaining and afterwards Flyers' chairman Ed Snider unleashed a tirade against the call and was eventually fined $50,000 for his remarks (head coach Roger Neilson was fined $25,000). Toronto became the first team in NHL history to win a Best-of-Seven series without scoring more than two goals in any game. Curtis Joseph made 26 saves. Philly didn't score in the last 130 minutes of the series. Eric Lindros missed the entire series. Highlights --
1999 -- Nov. 26 --
Mark Recchi scored with 51.5 remaining in OT to give the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Recchi had multiple point games and recorded all nine individual team points. The Flyers led 2-0 with under three minutes to play and led 2-1 until Sergei Berezin scored with 12 seconds left in the third period.
1999 -- Dec. 9 --
Eric Lindros recorded his 11th career regular season hat trick and JVB made 27 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 in the third period before the Leafs responded with two goals. There were three fights in the game including a brief one between Keith Jones and Steve Thomas 40 seconds into the opening period.
1999 -- Dec. 11 --
The Leafs scored three second period goals in a span of 1:43, including two by Garry Valk, and Curtis Joseph made 34 saves in a 6-4 home win. After Toronto's flurry made it 5-2, JVB (13 saves) was replaced by Brian Boucher who stopped all nine shots he faced. Philly scored two PPGs in the third period to make it 5-4 but, when Chris Therien was penalized with 58 seconds to play, Toronto clinched the win with a PPG. Philly went 3-for-5 on the PP and the Leafs' went 2-for-6 (with a SHG). The game was filled with fights including the dismissals of Sandy McCarthy, Luke Richardson (both of the Flyers) and the Leafs' Tie Domi. Eric Lindros fought Toronto's Alexander Karpovtsev --
who some Flyers thought went after Lindros' knee. Domi's cheap shot on Adam Burt:
. Afterwards, Toronto head coach Pat Quinn criticized Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson by saying "Are we playing hockey or playing that (19)70's scrum (stuff) that we've already been through? I thought that was a bygone era. When their five guys start throwing punches at your five guys, something's wrong. (Neilson) thinks he's still coaching in the '70s." Neilson responded by saying "(Tie) Domi threw four punches at (Adam) Burt, who couldn't defend himself. You can't sucker somebody like that. I was really surprised at Tie. I think he lost a lot of respect from the guys on my team, and from myself." The day prior to this game, Neilson informed his team that he was diagnosed with cancer. The Leafs posted a message on the scoreboard which read "Roger ... This cheer's for you from all your fans in Toronto." Neilson responded with tears as the 19,000 fans applauded and players on both sides slapped their sticks along the benches to acknowledge the man. "I saw my mug up there so I guessed what was happening. That was kind of an emotional moment for me. That's one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me in hockey."
2000 -- Feb. 9 --
Brian Boucher made 26 saves, Eric Lindros scored twice and the Leafs failed on all seven PPs in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Toronto. Keith Primeau had two assists. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 38-28.
2000 -- Nov. 15 --
Mark Recchi, who missed 13 of the prior 14 games mainly due to a concussion, scored the GWG in OT goal and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in Philly's 2-1 road win. Ruslan Fedotenko scored 12 seconds after Darcy Tucker gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the opening period.
2001 -- Feb. 15 --
Roman Cechmaek made 32 saves and Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 win. Todd Fedoruk had two points in the first 10+ minutes of the game. Philly improved to 13-3 in their last 16 regular season games against the Leafs.
2001 -- Mar. 24 --
Curtis Joseph made 25 saves in the Leafs' 5-3 win. The Leafs led 3-1 with Igor Korolev, Mats Sundin and Aki Berg scoring in the opening period. The lead increased to 4-1 in the third period then Mark Recchi scored twice before Darcy Tucker's last second ENG finished the scoring. John LeClair returned to the lineup for his first action since December 8, 2000 when he sufffered a lower back injury.
2001 -- Mar. 29 --
Curtis Joseph's 38 saves helped Toronto record a 2-1 win at Philly. Jonas Hoglund scored 30 seconds after Tie Domi and Luke Richardson were sent to the penalty boxes for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. While in the box, Domi and a Flyers' fan exchanged pleasantries --
2002 -- Jan. 19 --
Roman Cechmanek had a 31-save shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 road win. Donald Brashear gave Philly a 1-0 lead and Todd Fedoruk (1-1-2) added an ENG. Brashear fought Domi twice (
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). Fedoruk battled Wade Belak and Bryan McCabe. In a fifth fight, Luke Richardson fought Tucker (
2002 -- Mar. 10 --
Darcy Tucker scored twice and Corey Schwab had 16 saves in Toronto's 3-1 win in Philly. The Leafs held a 20-17 shots edge. Todd Fedoruk fought Wade Belak --
2002 -- Mar. 12 --
Gary Roberts scored with 2:05 to play in the third period of a 1-1 tie. Roberts was penalized 24 seconds later. The Leafs outshot the Flyers 4-0 in OT and had a PP chance. Philly outshot Toronto 23-22. Brian Boucher and Corey Schwab were the netminders.
2002 -- Mar. 25 --
Keith Primeau scored twice and Brian Boucher made 25 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne's second period SHG was the GWG. Tomas Kaberle gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:45 into the game but Primeau tied it 13 seconds later. Toronto went 0-for-9 on the PP. Injured Jeremy Roenick was honored pre-game for scoring his 1,000th NHL point earlier in the season.
2002 -- Nov. 23 --
Ed Belfour made 25 stops and six Leafs recorded goals on 16 shots in a 6-0 win. Roman Cechmanek gave up four goals, then Robert Esche was scored upon twice on three shots. Robert Reichel assisted on three consecutive goals.
2002 -- Nov. 29 --
The Flyers debuted redesigned orange alternative sweaters but lost 3-0 in Philadelphia. Ed Belfour, who made 21 stops, recorded his 62nd career shutout and Aki Berg snapped a scoreless tie in the second period.
2002 -- Dec. 12 --
Simon Gagne and Eric Desjardins scored within 1:12 of the third period followed by Mikael Renberg's tally for Toronto in the Flyers' 2-1 victory. Ed Belfour made 29 saves in a losing cause; his shutout streak in games against the Flyers ended at 167:10. Jeremy Roenick and Darcy Tucker had a quick fight and Todd Fedoruk fought Tie Domi --
; Roenick was ejected with Philly leading 2-0 in the third period for charging Robert Svehla. Said Roenick after the NHL ruled no suspension was warranted: "Good. Shouldn’t have been (a suspension). Shouldn’t have been thrown out in the first place. But that’s the (Don Koharski) referee’s discretion. I’m just surprised that a guy that’s been around that long is going to make a call like that. It did look hard and (Svehla) did have a lot of blood on his face. But obviously on the tape it’s a clean hit. In my opinion and in the league’s opinion it was a clean hit, so (Koharski) did make a mistake. But in the heat of battle it’s tough to make those split-second calls and stick to it."
2003 -- Jan. 21 --
Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi had third period goals within 22 seconds and Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves in Philly's 3-1 road win. The Leafs tied the game 1-1 on a third period goal.
2003 -- Apr. 9 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Philly,
Mikael Renberg scored a PPG with 5:39 left in the third period that snapped a 3-3 tie and help the Leafs win 5-3. Alexander Mogilny scored a hat trick, including an ENG. Toronto was outshot 31-15 including 24-9 after two periods when the game was tied 3-3.
2003 -- Apr. 11 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
the Flyers outshot the Leafs 36-17 (31-10 through 40 minutes) en route to an important 4-1 victory. Simon Gagne, Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had two points (a goal and an assist each). Gagne gave Philly a 1-0 with a SHG. Roman Cechmanek made 16 saves. Donald Brashear and Tie Domi engaged in a third period fight --
; . Nik Antropov (foot) and Darcy Tucker (knee) did not play due to injuries in the first game.
2003 -- Apr. 14 -- In Game 3 at Toronto,
Tomas Kaberle, who played a game-high 35:51 among skaters, scored 7:20 into double OT in the Leafs' 4-3 win. Eric Weinrich and Eric Desjardins gave Philly a 2-0 lead but Robert Reichel (1-1-2), Kaberle on the PPG and Alexander Mogilny (1-1-2) scored before Mark Recchi tied the game 2:59 into the third. Toronto outshot Philly 41-39. Phil Housley, who had a rough Game 2, played just 1:04 and one shift in this game. Shayne Corson quit the Leafs prior to the game due to health and illness reasons after being a healthy scratch for this game (
). Mogilny left the game in the second OT when hit in the chin by the stick of Jeremy Roenick.
2003 -- Apr. 16 -- In Game 4 at Toronto,
Mark Recchi's tantalizing goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 in triple-OT. Recchi's wrist-shot was deflected by Ed Belfour but trickled over the goal line 13:54 into the third OT. Recchi's goal: (
). Belfour made 72 saves, one shy of Kelly Hrudey's NHL record. It was Recchi's second goal of the game. Philly outshot the Leafs 75-38 (37-10 in regulation), the most shots on goal in any game by the Flyers. Michal Handzus assisted on both of Recchi's goals, had nine shots on goal and was a +2. Eric Desjardins, Kim Johnsson and Marcus Ragnarsson each played 40+ minutes. Tomas Kaberle, Bryan McCabe, Robert Svehla and Glen Wesley each played 40+ minutes. Jeremy Roenick gave Philly a 2-1 lead in the second period but was in the box when Mats Sundin made it 2-2 in the third. The Flyers had a four-minute PP in the third but failed to capitalize.
2003 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly,
Sami Kapanen scored two PPGs and Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots as the Flyers took a series lead for the first time with a 4-1 win. Dmitry Yushkevich and Simon Gagne also scored. Aki Berg gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:34 into the game but the Flyers scored twice in the last 5:30 of the opening period to take a 2-1 advantage. Philadelphia entered the game 2-for-21 on the PP in the series. Alex Mogilny returned to the lineup after missing Game 4 due to a concussion symptoms after being hit in the chin by an accidental high stick. Philly outshot Toronto 210-134 through five games in this series. Eric Desjardins, who had points in the first three games, was helped off the ice after taking a slapshot off his right foot; he missed the rest of the 2003 playoffs, including the next round against Ottawa.
2003 -- Apr. 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto,
Travis Green's backhander 10:51 into the second overtime gave the Leafs a 2-1 win. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves while Eddie Belfour stopped 35 shots. Toronto bolted out of the gate, out-shooting Philly 9-1 in the first 12 minutes and led 1-0 when Cechmanek opted to pick up his fallen glove, while the puck was in his end, which led to a Robert Reichel goal. Reichel also stopped on a penalty shot. Jeremy Roenick, who was injured earlier in the game, returned to score for Philly. The Leafs killed a too-many-men minor in the first OT. Eric Weinrich played over 40 minutes in this game. Mats Sundin won 26 of 37 faceoffs.
2003 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 7 at Philly,
Justin Williams (1-2-3) was named the game's top star as he had points on the first three goals, while Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Claude Lapointe (1-2-3) also had three-point efforts in a convincing 6-1 home win. Keith Primeau, who entered the game with zero points in the series, was exceptional on both ends of the ice. Philly led 2-0 after one period with Williams scoring in the final minute. The lead increased to 3-0 but Gary Roberts scored 26 seconds after exiting the penalty box to put the Leafs on the board with 6:10 left in the middle period. Any chance of a momentum-swing to Toronto was killed when Recchi scored two goals in the waning moments of the second period to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Philly held a 36-19 shots advantage in the game. SERIES RECAP: It was the first time since the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals that Games 6 and 7 of any series were held on consecutive nights. The Flyers arrived in Philadelphia just after 2:00 a.m. the prior day and stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in order to focus on Game 7. The series was the second longest in NHL history as the teams played 532:05 minutes (Boston-NYR 1939 played 553:08). It was the second series (NYR-NJD 1994) to feature three multiple OT games. Philly outshot the Leafs 282-189 in the seven games. Roman Cechmanek had a save percentage of .920 (15 goals on 188 shots, 1 ENG). Jeremy Roenick neutralized Mats Sundin (1-3-4) much of the series. Alexander Mogilny(5-2-7) had six points (5-1-6) in the first three games but just one point in the last three games following a Game 4 miss due to a concussion. The Flyers' point leaders were Mark Recchi (6-3-9), Eric Weinrich (2-3-5), Jeremy Roenick (2-3-5), Dimitri Yushkevich (1-4-5) and Justin Williams (1-4-5). Simon Gagne (3-1-4) had three goals.
2003 -- Nov. 1 --
Robert Esche made 21 saves and Sami Kapanen had two goals in Philly's 7-1 win at Toronto. The Flyers dominated the opening period, 3-0 in goals and 12-4 in shots. Michal Handzus, Kim Johnsson and Justin Williams each scored in the first period and had two points in the win. Philly scored seven times on 22 shots against Ed Belfour. The Maple Leafs honored Hall of Fame inductees Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Mike Ilitch and Brian Kilrea in a pregame ceremony.
2004 -- Jan. 16 --
The Flyers chased Ed Belfour from the nets, scored three times in the first 11:15 and rolled to a 4-1 home win. Each Flyers' player registered a plus in the +/- column, a team first since March 1985. Robert Esche made 21 saves. Keith Primeau, who scored 3:25 into the game, returned to the lineup after a six-game absence in which the Flyers failed to win (0-4-1-1). Earlier in the day, Dennis Seidenberg underwent surgery for a broken leg, after teammate Marcus Ragnarsson fell on him in practice, and missed the rest of the regular season. Donald Brashear and Nathan Perrot fought late in the game --
2004 -- Jan. 17 --
Robert Esche made 35 saves and Michal Handzus scored twice in Philly's 4-0 win at Toronto. Eric Desjardinssuffered a broken right arm to the defenseman and was absent until April after being hit by team mate Jeremy Roenick. Four days after the Dennis Seidenberg injury (see Jan. 16), Marcus Ragnarsson suffered a rotator cuff injury and missed two weeks -- the third defenseman injured in a matter of days. The injuries to Desjardins, Ragnarsson and Seidenberg caused the Flyers to trade Justin Williams for Danny Markov.
2004 -- Mar. 18 --
Brian Leetch (acquired 15 days earlier) scored the first two goals of his Leafs' career and Toronto held off a late Flyers' rally for a 3-2 win in Philadelphia despite just 14 shots. Philly was held scoreless until 4:28 remained in the third period. Ed Belfour made 26 saves in the victory. Vladimir Malakhov, in his fifth game with the Flyers, suffered a broken jaw in the game's final four minutes and didn't return to the lineup until the regular season finale.
2004 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 1 of the East Semis at Philly,
Robert Esche made 22 saves in a 3-1 win. Tony Amonte, Marcus Ragnarsson and Simon Gagne scored goals for Flyers. Eric Desjardins (broken arm) and Kim Johnsson (broken hand) did not dress so the Flyers used forward Sami Kapanen in a "D" role: "I just tried to keep it simple and help the team," said Kapanen, who assisted on Ragnarsson's GWG. Mats Sundin missed the game with an injury. Joe Nieuwendyk suffered a back injury and missed the next three games. Highlights --
2004 -- Apr. 25 -- In Game 2 at Philly,
Robert Esche made 26 saves and Alexei Zhamnov's PPG with 11:35 left in regulation lifted Philly 2-1. Said Jeremy Roenick "Esche seems like he's on a mission of proving he's the goalie of the future." Among Esche's saves was a breakaway against Clarke Wilm in the third period. Donald Brashear scored a PPG late in the opening period. Tie Domi scored for the Leafs late in the second period. Toronto outshot the Flyers 11-1 in the second period, the lowest shot total recorded by the Flyers in any PO game. Highlights --
2004 -- Apr. 28 -- In Game 3 at Toronto
, the Leafs scored three consecutive second period goals, including a breakaway by Alexander Mogilny which gave Toronto a 1-0 lead, en route to a 4-1 win. Robert Esche made 25 saves in the loss, Ed Belfour made 18 saves in the win. Highlights --
2004 -- Apr. 30 -- In Game 4 at Toronto,
Ed Belfour made 28 saves and Mats Sundin scored twice in the Leafs' series-tying 3-1 victory. Flyers' blue-liner Kim Johnsson returned to the lienup after missing the first three games of the series with a broken hand. Highlights --
2004 -- May 2 -- In Game 5 in Philly,
Keith Primeau's hat trick followed a fiery pregame speech and the Captain led the Flyers to a 7-2 rout. According to teammate Sean Burke, Primeau "told us he would be great today and to jump on for the ride." Primeau (3-1-4), Michal Handzus (2-0-2) and Simon Gagne (0-3-3) combined for nine points. Primeau had a team-high five shots and won 67% of his faceoffs (the rest of the team won 43%). Mark Recchi gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 3:51 into the game off a gift from Bryan McCabe (
), who was a -5 in the game, and Philly led the remainder of the contest. The Flyers dominated the opening period, 3-1 on goals and 13-2 on shots. Philly outshot the Leafs 29-11, the lowest PO total by a Flyers' opponent (previous low was 12 by the Rangers in 1986). The Flyers suffered two injuries in the victory: Robert Esche (1 save, 2 shots) was replaced by Burke (8 saves, 9 shots) after the first period due an upper body injury and then the depleted defense group took another blow when Vladimir Malakhov (out for Game 6, too) suffered a head injury after he was slammed into the boards by Darcy Tucker. Ed Belfour (12 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Trevor Kidd (10 saves, 11 shots). It was a rare PO game in which four goalies surrendered goals. Tie Domi (20 of Toronto's 50 PIMs) was tossed in the third period for unsportsmanlike conduct, following a confrontation with Donald Brashear, then mocked the Flyers' crowd. Joe Nieuwendyk returned to the Leafs' lineup and scored the team's only goal, late in the first period which cut the deficit to 3-1. Highlights --
2004 -- May 4 -- In Game 6 at Toronto,
Jeremy Roenick's blistering riser 7:39 into OT gave the Flyers a thrilling series-clinching win, 3-2. About a minute prior to the GWG, Darcy Tucker leveled Sami Kapanen who staggered to the Flyers' bench as play continued (
) . A few seconds prior to the goal, Mark Recchi had a 2-on-1 break but was stopped by Ed Belfour. Philadelphia led 2-0 on a pair of first period goals, including the 50th of Roenick's playoff career, but Toronto rallied to even the game with 4:52 to play in regulation. Robert Esche made 34 saves including a game-saver on Tie Domi with about 1:10 to play in the third period. Toronto outshot the Flyers 36-25. Vladimir Malakhov (head injury) did not dress for the Flyers and was replaced on the blueline by forward Kapanen; Dennis Seidenberg dressed but did not see any action. Roenick's goal and more:
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2005 -- Oct. 11 --
Toronto won 4-2 at home. Jeff O'Neill's first goal as a Leaf snapped a 2-2 third period tie and came on the PP. He then pointed to the sky in tribute to his older brother, Donny, who was killed in a car accident in Toronto months earlier. Mikael Tellqvist made 31 saves. Eric Lindros made it 4-2. The start of the second period was delayed about 30 minutes due to an electrical issue inside the building.
2005 -- Oct. 22 --
The Flyers scored the last three goals in a 5-2 road win. Toronto's Eric Lindros tied the game 2-2 in the third but Mike Knuble, Donald Brashear and Branko Radivojevic responded. Mike Richards' 3-on-5 SHG, the first by a Flyer since Terry Carkner in 1991, gave Philly a 2-1 lead with 2:39 left in the second. Earlier, the Flyers had a 4-minute PP but couldn't score. In the first, Toronto had four straight penalties called in a span of 6:43. Pat Quinn joined Punch Imlach and Hap Day as the only men to coach 500 games with the Leafs.
2006 -- Mar. 28 --
J.S. Aubin made 15 saves in the third period and 29 in the game as Toronto won 3-2. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Alex Steen scored in the first 2:02 of the third period to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.
2006 -- Apr. 8 --
J.S. Aubin made 28 saves and Toronto went 5-for-8 on the PP in a 5-2 win at Philly. Jeff O' Neill scored twice and Darcy Tucker had three assists.
2006 -- Nov. 6 --
Andrew Raycroft made 40 saves and the Leafs scored three third period goals in a 4-1 home win. Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored key goals. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 41-32 including 34-17 over the last 40 minutes.
2007 -- Feb. 15 --
Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves and Toronto scored three first period goals in a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. The Leafs led 3-0 in trhe first period and Michel Leighton was pulled 14:10 into the game for Antero Niittymaki. During warmups, the Flyers pulled Peter Forsberg from the ice and traded him to Nashville.
2007 -- Feb. 24 --
Bryan McCabe had three assists, Andrew Raycroft made 22 saves and five Leafs scored in a 5-2 win at Philly. After the game, Alexei Zhitnik was dealt to Atlanta for Braydon Coburn.
2007 -- Apr. 3 --
Bryan McCabe scored in OT and Andrew Raycroft made 23 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. Raycroft went 4-0-0 in 2006-07 against the Flyers. Martin Biron made 30 saves for the Flyers. Mike York tied the game 2-2 with under five minutes to play in regulation, the fourth and final goal of his brief Flyers' career. Toronto won for the sixth straight time in the series.
2007 -- Dec. 27 --
Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Martin Biron made 34 saves in Philly's 4-1 win. Randy Jones had two assists. Mike Richards picked up an assist to extend his point streak at home to 16 games, tying the team record set by Bobby Clarke in the 1975-76 season. The Leafs concluded a team-record tying seven-game road trip (2-3-2).
2008 -- Jan. 5 --
Antero Niittymaki had a phenomenal 54-save outing and Mike Richards scored a PPG with 2:51 to play in Philly's 3-2 road win. Niittymaki was a perfect 36-for-36 through two periods. The Leafs outshot Philly 56-32 (Jason Blake had 10 shots). Steve Downie (first NHL goal) and Jeff Carter gave Philly a 2-0 first period lead. Mats Sundin scored twice in the third period and won 22 of 30 faceoffs; teammate Matt Stajan lost 16 of 19 draws. Derian Hatcher-Joffrey Lupul collision --
2008 -- Mar. 11 --
In Toronto, Pavel Kubina's goal with 56 seconds left in OT rallied the Leafs to a 4-3 win. The Flyers led 3-0 with just over 15 minutes left but Mats Sundin made it 3-1, Kubina scored with 6:44 to play and then Jeremy Williams tied the game with 3:41 remaining. With Braydon Coburn penalized in the final two minutes, Paul Maurice opted to pull Vesa Toskala despite the game being tied 3-3; it was an attempt to win the game in regulation and prevent the Flyers from earning a point in the playoff race. The Leafs took 55 shots on Martin Biron and out-shot Philly 51-23 in regulation.
2008 -- Mar. 12 --
Pavel Kubina's PPG 1:09 into the third period lifted the Leafs to a 3-2 win in Philly. The Leafs held a 31-20 shots advantage.
2008 -- Nov. 29 --
In Toronto, Vesa Toskala made 28 saves and Dominic Moore (1-1-2) and Nik Antropov (1-1-2) led the offense as the Leafs won 4-2 for the first time in six games. Brian Burke was named the Leafs' GM prior to the game.
2009 -- Jan. 10 --
Martin Biron made 41 saves and Jeff Carter's PPG 5:59 into the third period proved to be the GWG in Philly's 4-1 home win. Andrew Alberts made it 3-1 (his second NHL goal and first with the Flyers) then Carter added an ENG. The Flyers PP went 2-for-4. Highlights --
2009 -- Apr. 1 --
Curtis Joseph made 32 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. The Leafs, eliminated from the post-season race, outplayed and outshot the Flyers 38-34, leading d-man Kimmo Timonen to say "The way we played, that's not a playoff team trying to win the Stanley Cup. Let's be honest, the next six games, it's playoff time for us. It's time to wake up and really, really bear down. It's hard to say what the reason is (for lackluster play) but, whatever it is, it has to change." Martin Biron was replaced after making 25 saves by backup Antero Niittymaki.
2009 -- Apr. 3 --
Jeff Carter (3-1-4) recorded his first NHL hat trick and tied a career-high with four points and Danny Briere (1-3-4) contributed a career-high-tying four points in the Flyers' 8-5 home win. Philly skated to a 5-0 first period lead (unofficially the fifth 5-0 lead after one period in team history and first since 1981). The lead grew to 6-0 before Toronto scored three times in a span of 3:43 in the last four minutes to make it 6-3 after two periods. Claude Giroux added three (1-2-3) points. Carter scored his 44th goal. Scott Hartnell scored his 30th goal. Philly outshot Toronto 35-32. It was the 150th regular season meeting between the franchises. Hartnell-Luke Schenn fight --
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2010 -- Jan. 6 --
The Flyers' PP went 3-for-6 and Danny Briere (2-0-2) recorded his 500th NHL point in Philly's 6-2 home win. Chris Pronger had three assists and Michael Leighton made 30 saves. There were 80 PIMs including 54 in the final period. Daniel Carcillo's goal --
. Game highlights --
2010 -- Jan. 14 --
Vesa Toskala made 38 saves in Toronto's 4-0 home win. Tyler Bozak (1-1-2), who scored his first NHL goal, and Phil Kessel (0-2-2) had points on the first two goals.
2010 -- Mar. 7 --
Michael Leighton made 27 saves and Simon Gagne and Danny Briere scored in the last three minutes of the second period in Philly's 3-1 home win. Chris Pronger had two assists. Scott Hartnell and Dino Phaneuf fought --
; Game highlights --
2010 -- Apr. 6 --
Brian Boucher made 23 saves, registered the 17th shutout of his career and recorded his 100th NHL victory in backing Philly to an important 2-0 road win. Boucher's biggest save came with 3:10 to play and the Flyers leading 1-0 (
). Boucher's last prior shutout came in October 2008. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) scored six seconds into a first period PP and Mike Richards added an ENG. Daniel Carcillo-Garnet Exelby and Arron Asham-Colton Orr fought. 40 of the 54 PIMs came in the opening period. The victory lifted the Flyers into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Highlights --
2010 -- Oct. 23 --
Mike Richards (1-2-3) scored his first goal of the season in leading the Flyers to a 5-2 home win. Philly outshot Toronto 40-14 and snapped a 3-game losing streak. The Flyers scored twice in the closing three minutes of the first period to take a 2-0 lead.
2010 -- Dec. 9 --
at Toronto 7:00 PM (ET)
2011 -- Mar. 3 --
at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
2011 -- Mar. 10 --
at Toronto 7:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Site and Opponent
Oct 25, 2010
at Blue Jackets
7:00 PM ET
CSN-PH (HD), FS-O (HD)
Oct 26, 2010
7:30 PM ET
VERSUS (HD), TSN2 (HD)
Oct 29, 2010
7:00 PM ET
NHLN-US (HD), TCN-PH (HD), FS-P (HD)
Oct 30, 2010
7:00 PM ET
MSG PLUS 2, CSN-PH (HD)
Nov 1, 2010
7:00 PM ET
FS-CR (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Nov 4, 2010
7:00 PM ET
RIS, MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Nov 6, 2010
7:00 PM ET
CSN-PH (HD), MSG PLUS (HD)
Nov 7, 2010
5:00 PM ET
RIS, NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH (HD), CSN-DC (HD)
GDT MUSIC -- "Helter Skelter" by The Beatles
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