#10: Flyers @ Penguins - Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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#10: Flyers @ Penguins - Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (4-4-1) vs.
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (5-4-1)
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PLACE OF BIRTH
Feb 16, 1980
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Oct 6, 1977
Gatineau, QC, CAN
Jan 28, 1985
King City, ON, CAN
Jan 1, 1985
London, ON, CAN
Jan 12, 1988
Hearst, ON, CAN
Apr 18, 1982
Regina, SK, CAN
Jan 19, 1974
Montreal, QC, CAN
Oct 6, 1983
Feb 28, 1987
Jun 22, 1985
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Mike Richards "C"
Feb 11, 1985
Kenora, ON, CAN
Feb 7, 1976
Thompson, MB, CAN
James van Riemsdyk
May 4, 1989
Middletown, NJ, USA
Nov 5, 1984
PLACE OF BIRTH
Sep 25, 1984
Anchorage, AK, USA
Feb 27, 1985
Shaunavon, SK, CAN
Oct 13, 1985
Povazska Bystrica, SVK
Oct 13, 1971
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Oct 10, 1974
Dryden, ON, CAN
Mar 18, 1975
Apr 7, 1980
Beaverlodge, AB, CAN
PLACE OF BIRTH
Sep 20, 1988
Jan 2, 1977
Woonsocket, RI, USA
May 19, 1981
Petrolia, ON, CAN
FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
21 - James van Riemsdyk
18 - Mike Richards
15 - Andreas Nodl
19 - Scott Hartnell
48 - Danny Briere
22 - Ville Leino
36 - Darroll Powe
28 - Claude Giroux
17 - Jeff Carter
45 - Jody Shelley
11 - Blair Betts
13- Dan Carcillo
20 - Chris Pronger
25 - Matt Carle
44 - Kimmo Timonen
5 - Braydon Coburn
41 - Andrej Meszaros
6 - Sean O’Donnell
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky
33 - Brian Boucher
injured reserve; out indefinitely
back surgery Monday, Oct. 11
injured reserve; out 6-8 weeks
right hip surgery, Oct. 20
out for 8-to-10 weeks
not expected to play
PENGUINS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
14 - Chris Kunitz
87 - Sidney Crosby
9 - Pascal Dupuis
10 - Mark Letestu
19 - Mike Comrie
71 - Evgeni Malkin
24 - Matt Cooke
25 - Max Talbot
48 - Tyler Kennedy
17 - Mike Rupp
27 - Craig Adams
45- Arron Asham
7 - Paul Martin
58 - Kris Letang
3 - Alex Goligoski
5 - Deryk Engelland
44 - Brooks Orpik
6 - Ben Lovejoy
29 - Marc-Andre Fleury
1 - Brent Johnson
PENGUINS' INJURIES, MISC. :
not expected to play
right foot surgery/infection
not expected to play
PLACE OF BIRTH
Apr 26, 1977
Apr 13, 1978
Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
Sep 11, 1980
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Sep 7, 1978
Belleville, ON, CAN
Sidney Crosby "C"
Aug 7, 1987
Cole Harbour, NS, CAN
Apr 7, 1979
Laval, QC, CAN
Mar 7, 1980
Vernon, BC, CAN
Jul 15, 1986
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Sep 26, 1979
Regina, SK, CAN
Feb 4, 1985
Elk Point, AB, CAN
Evgeni Malkin "A"
Jul 31, 1986
Jan 13, 1980
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sep 10, 1988
Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
Feb 11, 1984
Lemoyne, QC, CAN
Feb 10, 1989
Philadelphia, PA, USA
PLACE OF BIRTH
Apr 3, 1982
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Jul 30, 1985
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Apr 24, 1987
Montreal, QC, CAN
Feb 20, 1984
Concord, NH, USA
Mar 5, 1981
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dec 23, 1982
Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE
Brooks Orpik "A"
Sep 26, 1980
San Francisco, CA, USA
PLACE OF BIRTH
Nov 28, 1984
Sorel, QC, CAN
Mar 12, 1977
Farmington, MI, USA
Apr 15, 1990
Almonte, ON, CAN
FLYERS-PENGUINS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 135-80-30-6. The Flyers are 5-7-0-3 starting with the 2008-09 regulr season.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 89-25-8-3. The Flyers are 0-5-0-1 in the last six home regular season games.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 46-55-22-3. The Flyers are 4-2-0-1 in the last eight road regular season games.
The Flyers have won three (1989, 1997, 2000) PO series and lost two (2008 and 2009)
The Flyers are 15-14 (8-6 home and 7-8 away) in 29 PO games.
1967 -- October 19 --
Bill Sutherland scored 2:59 into the third period and Doug Favell made 21 saves for his first career shutout in the Flyers' first ever regular season home game, a 1-0 victory in front of 7,812. Philly was outshot 21-17 and the team's SOG total was the fewest in a home game until November 1988 (15 vs. St. Louis). It was the Flyers' fourth game after a 1-2-0 road trip.
1967 -- November 8 --
Bill Sutherland scored and Bernie Parent made 41 saves in the first time the teams met at Pittsburgh, a 1-1 tie.
1967 -- November 15 --
Hank Bassen made 27 saves and the Flyers were shutout for the first time, 5-0 in Pittsburgh.
1967 -- December 17 --
Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Leon Rochefort snapped a 1-1 tie in the Flyers' 2-1 home win.
1968 -- January 6 --
Doug Favell made 30 saves and Lou Angotti (1-1-2) had two points in a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Philly was outshot 32-16.
1968 -- January 7 --
Doug Favell (36 saves) led Philly to a 3-1 home win. Gary Dornhoefer's PPG was the GWG. The Pens outshot Philly 37-24.
1968 -- February 21 --
The Pens outshot Philly 38-27 but Doug Favell was strong for the Flyers in a 1-1 tie at Pittsburgh. Pens dominated the last period with a 14-4 shot advantage. The Pens scored in the opening period and the Flyers responded in the second period.
1968 -- February 25 --
The Pens scored two first period goals and Les Binkley had 29 saves in the Pens' 2-1 win in Philly. Doug Favell made 30 saves.
1968 -- March 30 --
Because of the Spectrum's roof damage, this was one of the games moved to Quebec City and the Pens' Les Binkley made 23 saves in a 2-0 win.
1968 -- March 31 --
Val Fonteyne scored the go-ahead goal 1:40 into the game and Hank Bassen made 31 saves in Pittsburgh's 5-1 home win. Doug Favell made 38 saves.
1968 -- October 17 --
Bernie Parent made 20 stops and the Flyers held a 40-20 shots advantage in a 3-0 win in the home opener.
1968 -- November 9 --
Doug Favell made 37 saves in Philly's 3-0 shutout win. Brit Selby snapped a scoreless tie with 3:03 to play in the middle period. The Flyers outshot the Pens 37-18.
1968 -- December 17 --
Dick Sarrazin (2-1-3), Andre Lacroix (2-0-2) and Brit Selby (2-2-4) each scored twice in Philly's 8-2 win. Bernie Parent made 34 saves. Keith McCreary scored twice for the Pens.
1969 -- January 4 --
Each team scored in the middle period and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in Pittsburgh. Doug Favell made 28 saves. Les Binkley made 32 saves for Pittsburgh.
1969 -- January 26 --
Dick Cherry scored twice in the final 1:07 to break open a 3-3 tie in the Flyers' 5-3 win. Pittsburgh led 3-0 past the midway stage. Dick Sarrazin (0-4-4) assisted on the Flyers' final four goals. Myron Stankiewicz had two assists, he had five points in his brief Flyers' career.
1969 -- February 1 --
The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Bernie Parent made 37 saves. Les Binkley made 32 saves for Pittsburgh and Doug Favell made 28 stops for the Flyers.
1969 -- March 29 --
Dick Sarrazin scored twice for the Flyers in the second period in a 3-3 tie at Pittsburgh. Philly had 42 shots on Joe Daley.
1969 -- March 30 --
George Swarbrick and Dunc McCallum each had a goal and an assist in the Pens' 2-1 win in Philly. The Pens made it 2-0 with a goal with under three minutes to play. Doug Favell made 40 saves.
1969 -- October 15 --
Doug Favell made 37 saves in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh.
1969 -- November 22 --
Down 3-0 as the third period began, Pittsburgh scored five times for a 5-3 victory. The attendance at the Igloo was 5,464.
1969 -- November 30 --
Al Smith made 38 saves and Bernie Parent made 30 saves in a 3-3 tie at Philly. Bobby Clarke scored the second goal in his NHL career, in his 20th game.
1969 -- December 21 --
Bernie Parent made 28 saves in a 4-0 shutout win. Lew Morrison (1-1-2) made it 1-0 with a second period PPG just as time expired on a Pens' minor. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) scored the seventh goal of his NHL career. Reg Fleming also had a goal and an assist. Les Binkley suffered the loss.
1970 -- January 18 --
Pens scored the last three goals in the third period to record a 6-4 win in Philly. Jean Pronovost had three points and Val Fonteyne had two goals. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
1970 -- February 17 --
Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-19, including 10-2 in the third period, and skated to a 4-2 win in the Igloo.
1970 -- March 28 --
Pittsburgh won 2-1 in Philly. Les Binkley made 29 saves. Bernie Parent made 31 saves.
1970 -- April 1 --
Pittsburgh outshot Philly 42-26 and won 4-1 in the Igloo. Val Fonteyne, Jean Pronovost and Michel Briere each had two points from the first two goals. Bernie Parent made 38 saves.
1970 -- May 22 --
Barry Ashbee was traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh (Hershey-AHL) for Darryl Edestrand and Larry McKillop.
1970 -- October 17 --
Bernie Parent (30 saves) and Les Binkley (24 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in Pittsburgh.
1970 -- November 1 --
Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) and Larry Hale (1-1-2) each had two points and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Philly led 2-0 6:04 into the game and made it 3-0 in the third period.
1971 -- January 5 --
Bobby Clarke's (2-1-3) GWG midway in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and the Flyers won for the first time (0-9-2) since December 9, 1970.
1971 -- February 10 --
Pittsburgh led 4-1 after 20 minutes and skated to a 5-3 home win.
1971 -- March 10 --
The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Igloo. Gary Dornhoefer and Andre Lacroix each had two points for the Flyers.
1971 -- March 28 --
Bobby Clarke scored twice and the Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-1 home win. Bruce Gamble made 41 saves continuing his play for the recently injured Doug Favell.
1971 -- October 9 --
Fred Shero made his NHL head coaching debut but Darryl Edestrand's 35-foot drive in the third period gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 home win.
1971 -- December 26 --
Serge Bernier (1-4-5) and Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) dominated the Penguins in a 6-1 Flyers' home win. The duo had nine points in the first 28+ minutes. Ed Van Impe and Bob Kelly each had a goal and an assist.
1972 -- January 15 --
Tim Horton (0-4-4) had four points and Jim Rutherford made 24 saves in Pittburgh's 4-2 home win.
1972 -- January 30 --
Bruce Gamble (33 saves) led Philly to a 4-0 shutout win. Dick Sarrazin and first-star Bobby Clarke scored first period goals.
1972 -- February 26 --
Jean Pronovost (2-1-3), Syl Apps, Jr. (1-2-3) and Jim Rutherford (27 saves) led the Penguins to a 5-2 home win. Bobby Clarke had both Flyers' goals and Bobby Taylor made 40 saves. The game was tied until Apps' scored a SHG late in the second period. Pronovost added two goals in the third period.
1972 -- April 1 --
With both squads fighting for the final playoff spot, the teams played to a 4-4 draw in Philadelphia when Pittsburgh's Greg Polis scored with 46 seconds remaining. Earlier in the third, Polis cut the Flyers lead to 3-2. Bobby Clarke scored twice. The Flyers needed a cumulative two points in the final two games but after this tie the team lost to Buffalo when Gerry Meehan's 45-foot shot beat Doug Favell with :04 seconds to play and the Sabres won 3-2. The Pens won their game the same day and advanced via a tiebreaker.
1972 -- November 2 --
Doug Favell made 37 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Bobby Clarke had two points as did Bill Clement, whose SHG with 1:13 to play in the middle period was the GWG.
1972 -- November 8 --
The Pens' scored four times in under eight minutes in the first period en route to a 5-2 home win. Less than two minutes into the game, Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor suffered a hamstring injury, with less than two minutes expired, which kept him from playing until December 27. He was replaced by Doug Favell who eventually stopped 34 of 39 shots. Bill Barber scored both Flyers' goals.
1973 -- January 25 --
Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves and Don Saleski scored twice in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Five straight goals gave the Flyers a 5-1 lead.
1973 -- January 27 --
Rick MacLeish scored two third period goals in Philly's 5-3 road win. MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer each had three points. Bill Barber had the GWG. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves. There were four fights in the game including Moose Dupont beating Jean-Guy Lagace. Barry Ashbee, who received 26 PIMs in the game, was eventually suspended for the next eight games due to contact with official Bryan Lewis.
1973 -- March 11 --
Gary Dornhoefer's second goal of the game was the lone third period tally in a 3-2 Flyers' win. Doug Favell made 32 saves for the Flyers.
1973 -- April 1 --
In the final game of the regular season, Rick MacLeish became the first Flyer and eighth NHL player to record 50 goals in a season. The goal, which was MacLeish's 100th point of the season, gave the Flyers a 4-1 second period lead; however, the Pens staged a comeback and Jean Pronovost's goal with 1:13 to play was the difference as they won 5-4. Earlier, Dave Schultz netted consecutive first period goals. The goalies: Bobby Taylor (Flyers) vs. Cam Newton (Penguins).
1973 -- October 27 --
Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) led the Flyers to 6-0 road win.
1973 -- November 4 --
Bernie Parent (28 saves), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 7-0 home win. This was the Flyers' eighth win of the season and fifth via shutout.
1974 -- January 20 --
Andy Brown made 38 saves saves in Pittsburgh's 5-3 win in Philadelphia. The next Pens win in Philly came in 1989.
1974 -- February 7 --
Marc Bolieau made his head coaching debut with Pittsburgh but Terry Crisp snapped a 4-4 tie late in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-4 home win, about eight minutes after Bobby Clarke tied the game 4-4. Dave Schultz scored Philly's first two goals. The Flyers held a 41-22 shots advantage, including 22-6 in the third period.
1974 -- April 6 --
Jean Pronovost had five points (2-3-5), off Bobby Taylor, and Andy Brown made 25 saves in the Penguins' 6-1 home victory. When Steve Durbano fought Orest Kindrachuk, Dave Schultz interceded and was tossed as third man in.
1974 -- October 19 --
Don Saleski and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philly's 6-3 road win. The Flyers had three PPGs. Steve Durbano of Pittsburgh suffered a fractured wrist after colliding along the boards with Andre Dupont. Bobby Clarke, who scored the GWG in the mid-third period, and Dave Burrows got fighting majors. Philly held a 46-24 shots advantage.
1974 -- December 22 --
Bernie Parent (24 saves) recorded his 30th shutout with the Flyers, a 4-0 win. Rick MacLeish's SHG midway in the second period snapped a scoreless tie. Ed Van Impe had two assists.
1975 -- March 8 --
Ron Stackhouse (0-6-6) tied a record for most assists by a defenseman in a game and became the 13th player to have four assists in one period during the Pens' 8-2 home win. Goalie Bobby Taylor was replaced by Wayne Stephenson. Gary Inness played two periods for Pittsburgh before being removed due to a shoulder injury. The Flyers went 16-1-2 to finish the season, this being the sole loss.
1975 -- March 13 --
Bernie Parent recorded a 22-save shutout in Philly's 6-0 home win. Michel Plasse was replaced at the 25:39 mark, down 4-0, by Gary Inness. Rick MacLeish had two first period assists. Ed Van Impe scored in the middle period, his only goal of the 1974-75 season.
1975 -- October 25 --
Pierre Larouche scored a PPG with four seconds to play and the Penguins completed a four-goal rally in a 4-4 tie in the Igloo. The Pens trailed 4-1 as the third period opened and with under 12 minutes to play. The Flyers were then whistled for four consecutive minors in under four minutes in the game's last six minutes leading to a PPG by Colin Campbell with 1:45 to play which brought the Pens to a one-goal deficit. After Gary Dornhoefer was called for holding with 1:14 to play, Larouche evened the game. Upon leaving the penalty box, Dornhoefer was assessed minor and misconduct penalties which gave the Flyers 20 PIMs in the last six minutes (Pittsburgh had none).
1975 -- November 9 --
Despite 51 saves by Gary Inness, including 20-for-21 in the second period, the Flyers won 6-4 at home. Philly held a 57-30 shots advantage including 21-4 in the middle period. Bobby Clarke, Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer totalled six points in the first period. The Flyers had three PPGs. There was a bench-clearing brawl late in the game started with a Gary Dornhoefer-Steve Durbano fight. Dave Schultz was assessed 25 PIMs. Ross Lonsberry, Harvey Bennett and Jack McIlhargey (Flyers) and Barry Wilkins (Pens) were all ejected.
1976 -- January 3 --
The LCB Line collected 10 points (4-6-10), led by Bill Barber (2-2-4), in an 8-4 Flyers' home win. Philly had four goals and 19 shots in the first period. Dave Schultz fought Colin Campbell.
1976 -- January 15 --
Bobby Clarke had three assists and Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win, the team's first game since the impressive win vs. the Soviets. After the game, Fred Shero said "There was no game tonight. How could there be? They didn't come to play" referring to the Penguins' poor showing.
1976 -- March 9 --
Ed Van Impe and Bobby Taylor were traded to Pittsburgh for Gary Inness and cash. Van Impe initially balked at the trade saying "I believe the Flyers have a right to trade me but I'm not going to Pittsburgh. I'm not going to play." Van Impe played in 25 games and Taylor played twice before retiring. Inness played just twice for the Flyers.
1976 -- October 28 --
Bernie Parent (21 saves) recorded the shutout in the 3-0 home victory. Reggie Leach, Mel Bridgman and Bobby Clarke scored.
1976 -- November 13 --
Pierre Larouche scored on a breakaway with 7:01 to play and Dunc Wilson stopped 25 shots in the Pens' 1-0 home win. Wilson entered the game with a career mark of 0-11-0 against the Flyers.
1977 -- January 29 --
Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) had three points and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 5-2 win in front of a then-record crowd of 16,404 in Pittsburgh.
1977 -- March 13 --
Wayne Stephenson (22 saves) and Don Saleski (his first NHL hat trick) led the Flyers to a 4-0 home win. Philly held a 16-1 shot advantage after one period and 39-22 in the game.
1977 -- October 15 --
Bobby Clarke had five points (1-4-5) in the Flyers' 8-2 win. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bob Dailey each scored twice.. Philly out-scored Pittsburgh 4-0 in the third period. Orest Kindrachuk's penalty shot attempt failed vs. Dunc Wilson.
1977 -- October 20 --
The Flyers recorded their largest victory (later equaled in 1984, 13-2 vs. Vancouver) with an 11-0 win. Ross Lonsberry scored nine seconds into the game and Philly led 4-0 after one period amid a 21-4 shots advantage (54-20 in the game). Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) led the offense and Bernie Parent rcorded his 45th career shutout. Philly won the last three games against the Pens by a 23-2 margin. Don Saleski, who had a goal, recorded his ninth point (6-3-9) in the season's first four games. The Flyers were 4-0-0 with 31 GF and 3 GA.
1978 -- January 12 --
The Flyers led 3-0 after one period, the Pens followed with three goals in the opening 3:49 of the second period and each side scored in the third for a 4-4 tie in Philly. The Pens second period trio came in a span of 2:24. Bill Barber had two goals.
1978 -- February 25 --
Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3) had three points and Rick St. Croix made 23 stops in Philly's 3-1 road win. Denis Herron made 36 saves in the loss.
1978 -- June 14 --
Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry were dealt to Pittsburgh for a first round pick used to select Behn Wilson.
1978 -- October 19 --
Bernie Parent made 24 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Danny Lucas scored the only goal (and point) of his 6-game NHL career.
1978 -- November 25 --
Bernie Parent made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 road win. Paul Evans and Reggie Leach scored in the second period, Paul Holmgren added a third period goal. Among the game's six fights -- Rick Lapointe vs. Blair Chapman --
, Andre Dupont vs. Peter Mahovlich --
... Dupont vs. Dave Schultz (then of Pittsburgh)
... and Behn Wilson vs. Schultz
and Andre Dupont
1978 -- December 14 --
Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Reggie Leach snapped a 1-1 tie in a 2-1 home win.
1979 -- March 10 --
Denis Herron made 36 saves and Greg Malone scored in the third period to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win in the Igloo.
1979 -- December 20 --
The Flyers tied the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak (28 games) when Behn Wilson's PPG beat Greg Millen (34 saves) with 4:08 to play in a 1-1 home tie. While some Pens, including former Flyer Orest Kindrachuk, claimed the puck was kicked into the net by Wilson's skate, referee Dave Newell allowed the goal. Wilson asserted that he "swiped at it with my stick and knocked it in." Pete Peeters made 22 saves with only a 55-footer by Ron Stackhouse beating him. Rick MacLeish and Gary McAdam fought 1:23 before the tying goal. Pat Quinn called his team tight and said "the phantom was shooting down our players."
1980 -- February 2 --
Pete Peeters made 30 stops and recorded his first career shutout and the Flyers scored four first period goals in a 4-0 win at Pittsburgh. Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) led the offense.
1980 -- February 17 --
Brian Propp's GWG with 1:50 to play capped a rally in the Flyers' 6-5 home win. Pittsburgh blew leads of 3-0 and 5-2 but still led 5-4 with under six minutes remaining until Tom Gorence tied the score at 5-5. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense. Philly had 20 first period shots and 43 in the game. Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) and Pat Hughes (1-2-3, game-high eight shots) led Pittsburgh.
1980 -- March 11 --
Reggie Leach (his 300th NHL goal) and Al Hill scored midway in the second period, 41 seconds apart, in the Flyers' 4-3 road win. Pete Peeters made 25 saves. Orest Kindrachuk gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and George Ferguson scored twice in the third period. Bobby Clarke said "We probably should have lost. They had better scoring opportunities than we did."
1980 -- October 9 --
In the season opener, Yves Preston, Al Hill and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philly's 7-4 home win. The Flyers led 6-1 midway through the game. Phil Myre made 24 saves.
1980 -- December 13 --
Bobby Clarke (3-0-3) scored three goals in the second period in Philly's 6-5 road win. Clarke followed a Brian Propp goal with a SHG and a PPG in a span of 1:30 to even the game 5-5. Pittsburgh's Paul Gardner (4-0-4) had four goals, including three of the Pens' four PPGs, the last of which made the score 5-2 midway through the game. Clarke and Gardner combined for five second period goals. The GWG was by Mel Bridgman, the only third period tally. Ross Lonsberry (0-3-3), now of the Penguins, had three points in the first period.
1981 -- January 21 --
Pete Peeters made 33 saves and Mel Bridgman scored the GWG in the first minute of play in the Flyers 5-0 home win. Paul Holmgren added a pair of goals in the third period. Rick MacLeish had three points.
1981 -- February 17 --
Al Hill had two points and Rick St. Croix made 18 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Philly led 2-0 at the 4:38 mark on goals by Bobby Clarke and Tom Gorence.
1981 -- October 11 --
Philly out-scored Pittsburgh 5-0 in the third period and set a team record by scoring four times in a span of 1:22 during an 8-2 victory. Ilkka Sinisalo, in his second NHL game, became the third NHL player to score his first goal via a penalty shot. The goal came with 3:21 to play, off Paul Harrison. Reggie Leach (2-1-3) led the offense. Pete Peeters made 31 saves. A fight between Tim Kerr and Paul Baxter --
1981 -- October 29 --
Ken Linseman (0-4-4) and Mel Bridgman (3-1-4), who scored three times off Michel Dion including the GWG with about five minutes to play, led Philly to a 6-4 home win and an 8-1-1 start to the season. The game featured 43 penalties and 222 PIMs. Behn Wilson twice beat Paul Baxter in fights including one at the 11:17 mark of the first period when a 20-minute stoppage resulted in 18 penalties and 144 PIMs. Brian Propp had 17 PIMs and three points.
1981 -- November 7 --
The Pens won 7-2 and ended a 9-game losing streak in this series and a skid of 1-17-2 in the last 20 regular season games. Paul Gardner (3-0-3), Randy Carlyle (1-3-4), Mario Faubert (2-0-2) and Pat Boutette (0-3-3) led the Pens. Pelle Lindbergh gave up seven goals on 45 shots in his second NHL apperance; he next played March 4 after a stint in the AHL.
1981 -- December 9 --
Ken Linseman and Bobby Clarke scored first period goals and then Bill Barber tallied consecutive goals in the third period in Philly's 4-1 road win. Paul Holmgren was ejected in the opening period when he took a swing at referee Andy van Hellemond after the ref called Holmgren for a 5-minute major but made no call against Paul Baxter:
1981 -- December 20 --
Ron Flockhart's (1-1-2) PPG with 2:15 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Bill Barber (1-1-2) added an ENG for a 3-1 victory. Pete Peeters made 24 saves. Michel Dion made 34 saves including 18 in the first period. Russ Anderson of Pittsburgh was ejected 75 seconds into the game after a fight with Ray Allison.
1982 -- January 23 --
Ron Flockhart (2-1-3) and Al Hill scored in the final nine minutes of the third period to help the Flyers to a 5-5 tie in Pittsburgh.
1982 -- February 7 --
Ray Allison scored with 1:18 to play, the Flyers third in the last period, to beat Pittsburgh 5-4. Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) scored two second period goals for the Pens to give them a 4-2 lead.
1982 -- February 20 --
Pittsburgh scored five PPGs including three on a 5-minute major to Behn Wilson en route to a 6-5 home win. Rick Kehoe (0-5-5) and Mike Bullard (2-1-3) led the offense. The game was tied 3-3 when Wilson was penalized for a cross-checking with 1:15 left in the second period. Bullard made it 4-3 with two seconds to play in the period then ex-Flyer Rick MacLeish and Bullard made it 6-3.
1982 -- October 23 --
Bobby Clarke became the 16th player to appear in 1,000 NHL games but Michel Dion made 48 saves and the Pens scored two third period goals in a 4-2 win. The Flyers held a 50-17 shots advantage.
1982 -- October 28 --
The Flyers romped 9-2 in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Ray Allison (2-0-2) scored twice and Lindsay Carson added three points (1-2-3). Michel Dion was removed at the 25:35 mark with Philly leading 6-1. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves.
1982 -- December 4 --
Pelle Lindbergh (24 saves) and Dennis Herron (30 saves) battled to a scoreless tie. Bill Barber suffered a torn MCL when he crashed into the boards and he missed the next 14 games. In his return January 8, he had five points against Hartford though he played in an exhibition match January 6 against a touring all-star Soviet team.
1982 -- December 12 --
The Flyers won 4-3 at home. Paul Holmgren gave the Flyers a lead the team never relinquished. Brad McCrimmon's first goal as a Flyer gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Paul Baxter had two goals for Pittsburgh. Philly outshot the Pens 45-22 and Michael Dion made 41 saves in the defeat.
1983 -- January 13 --
Darryl Sittler and Bill Barber scored twice and the Flyers won a then club-record 10th straight game, 8-1. Bob Froese made 24 saves. Roberto Romano made his first NHL start for Pittsburgh.
1983 -- February 24 --
Mark Taylor had three (1-2-3) points and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in Philly's 6-3 home win. The Penguins led 3-2 late in the second period but Sinisalo scored a PPG goal and then the Flyers dominated the final period by scoring three goals. Philly outshot the Pens 18-6 in the third period and 43-30 in the game.
1983 -- March 6 --
Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 road win. Sinisalo scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first period. Sinisalo, perhaps en route to a hat trick, was slashed near by Paul Baxter and suffered a bruised hand initially thought to be fractured. The news wasn't as positive for the Flyers' Mark Taylor who suffered a re-fracture of the right leg and missed the next seven games. Pittsburgh suffered a franchise-record 46th loss. Attendance: 6,966.
1983 -- October 9 --
Bill Barber (2-0-2) became the first Flyer and 19th NHL player to score 400 goals, Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves and Tim Kerr (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 after 40 seconds and 4-0 before the 10-minute mark. Lindsay Carson fought rookie Marty McSorley.
1983 -- October 23 --
In a multi-player/pick swap, Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley, Mark Taylor and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver who picked Mike Stevens) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft were dealt to Pittsburgh for Rich Sutter and 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round choices in the 1984 Entry Draft.
1983 -- October 29 --
Bobby Clarke scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 road win. Dennis Herron made 36 saves in the loss. Darryl Sittler had the GWG in the early stages of the third period. Ex-Penguin Rich Sutter, jeered and taunted by the 8000+ Penguins' fans in attendance, entered the game by scoring in his first three games with the Flyers, a team first.
1983 -- November 20 --
In the first ever regular season OT game in Flyers' history, Bobby Clarke tallied the GWG in a 5-4 win. Clarke's winning goal came moments after Pittsburgh's Tim Tookey rang one inside off the post. Brian Propp scored twice. The Pens led 3-2 after 40 minutes but were overcome by an 18-6 shot barrage in the third period and OT. Mike Bullard had three points for Pittsburgh. Ex-Flyer Ron Flockhart gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and later said "I was fired up for this one."
1983 -- December 3 --
The Flyers exploded for five period goals in a 6-3 win at Pittsburgh. Philly led 5-1 after one period. Thomas Eriksson (1-2-3), who had three points by the 8:16 mark, and Ron Sutter (2-1-3) each had three points in the game. Bob Froese made 23 saves. Philly held a 46-26 shots advantage. Michel Dion made 40 saves. A brawl at 32:10 was highlighted by Randy Carlyle-Rich Sutter.
1984 -- January 3 --
The Flyers rallied for three goals in a span of 2:25 late in the third period and claimed a 7-5 victory. Darryl Sittler (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) sparked the offense. Sittler tied the game on a PPG and then Tim Kerr scored the eventual GWG 37 seconds later. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 17-7 and outscored them 4-2 in the final 20 minutes.
1984 -- March 22 --
Philly pummeled Pittsburgh 7-0 in the third period en route to a 13-4 massacre, the tenth straight win in this series. Tim Kerr (2-4-6) scored his 50th goal of the season during an incredible effort, while Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) each had hat tricks off Denis Herron who gave up 13 goals. Philly recorded team records for assists (22) and points (35) in a game. The 13-goal total set a team record for most goals in a game (equalled later vs. Vancouver). The Flyers led 3-0 4:53 into the game and 6-4 after two periods. Dave Brown-Marty McSorley fight --
. In the third, McSorley fought Daryl Stanley --
1984 -- March 28 --
Bob Froese made 32 saves backing Philly to an 11th straight win in this series, 5-3 in Pittsburgh. The Flyers swept the seven-game season series. Tim Kerr scored his 50th goal. Mark Howe's SHG came 48 seconds after a Pens' PPG tied it 2-2. Attendance: 6,384.
1984 -- October 20 --
Doug Shedden's goal with 0:37 to play enabled the Penguins to snap an 11-game losing skid in this series with a 3-1 victory; Moe Mantha added an ENG. Michel Dion made 36 saves. Pelle Lindbergh made 35 stops.
1984 -- October 21 --
Tim Kerr (2-1-3) scored twice on the PP and Bob Froese made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. Peter Zezel and Brian Propp each had two points. Denis Herron made 33 saves in the loss. The Flyers led 4-0 before a pair of one-time Flyers, Mike Bullard and Andy Brickley, scored for the Penguins.
1984 -- December 1 --
Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 30 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Ed Hospodar gave Philly a 1-0 lead with a late second period goal then Kerr's pair in the third period gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead. Dave Brown handled Rod Buskas in a first period fight. Philly outshot the Pens 44-31. Roberto Romano made 41 saves in the defeat.
1984 -- December 21 --
Roberto Romano made 32 saves to lead the Pens to a 4-2 home win. John Chabot scored the deciding goal midway through the third period. Dave Brown-Warren Young fought after Mario Lemieux embellished a hit by Brown:
1985 -- February 18 --
Philly won 8-2 and sent Pens to a ninth straight loss. The Flyers scored four goals in five minutes and claimed a 4-0 lead before the Pens got a shot on goal. The Flyers held a 19-1 shots advantage in the first period and 43-18 overall. Brian Propp, Peter Zezel and Tim Kerr all had three points and Thomas Eriksson scored twice. Bob Froese played in his first NHL game (knee injury) since December 11. .
1985 -- March 10 --
The Flyers bombed Pittsburgh 7-1 in the second period en route to an 11-4 home win. Rick Tocchet (0-4-4), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3), Todd Bergen (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Len Hachborn (2-0-2) led the offense. Philly outshot the Penguins 48-25, including 23-11 in the middle period. The Flyers led 4-3 then scored six goals in 13:18. Four goalies surrendered goals. All 18 Flyers' skaters registered one or more shots and all but two had at least one point. Rich Sutter fought Bob Errey --
1985 -- March 19 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 5-3 win. Arto Javanainen gave the Pens a 3-2 lead in the second period, one of 14 games he played in the NHL. Ron Sutter had two goals. Dave Poulin had three assists. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 43-32. The Flyers had 24 goals and won all three games against Pittsburgh in a span of four weeks.
1985 -- October 12 --
Bob Froese improved to 10-0-0 in this series as he made 42 saves, including 18-for-18 in the third period, and Murray Craven snapped a 2-2 tie with 5:51 to play in Philly's 4-2 road win. Peter Zezel had two points. There were two fights including Rick Tocchet-Jim Johnson.
1985 -- November 24 --
Dave Poulin scored three goals and Darren Jensen made 28 saves during the Flyers' 7-4 win in Philadelphia. Ilkka Sinisalo's (2-0-2) second goal of the third period, with 8:17 remaining, came on the PP and put Philly ahead 5-4. The Flyers scored twice in the final minute including the completion of Poulin's hat trick with five seconds to play.
1985 -- December 21 --
Bob Froese had 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice in Philly's 4-2 road win. Rick Tocchet fought Dan Frawley at the 0:20 mark; in the second, Kerr vs. Rod Buskas --
1985 -- December 22 --
Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored 2:12 into OT in the Flyers' 3-2 win. Bob Froese made 25 saves. The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep. Gilles Meloche made 35 saves in the loss.
1986 -- January 28 --
Darren Jensen had 35 saves, including 16-for-16 in the third period, and Dave Poulin ties the game 2:31 into the final period in Philly's 2-2 tie at Pittsburgh. Rick Tocchet fought Terry Ruskowski. Since the last time the teams tied, the Flyers owned a 20-2 record in this series.
1986 -- March 20 --
Tim Kerr became the first Flyer to notch three straight 50-goal seasons as Philly earned a 5-1 home win. Bob Froese made 23 saves. It was coach Mike Keenan's 100th victory with the Flyers (in his 152nd game, the second fastest coach to reach that total in NHL history). There were four fights including Rich Sutter- Norm Schmidt --
1986 -- April 5 --
Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) scored 1:39 into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 road win. Dave Brown, who later fought Rod Buskas, tied the game 3-3 with under nine minutes to play. Dave Richter picked up 17 PIMs at the 0:16 mark for a fight with Dan Frawley (
) and Ron Duguay scored 44 seconds later to make it 1-0. The game had two other fights -- Brown vs. Buskas (
) and Lindsay Carson-Jim Johnson (
1986 -- October 23 --
Philly prevented the Pens from tying the NHL record for wins to start a season (Pittsburgh was 7-0-0) as Bob Froese made 28 saves and Mark Howe had three points in a 5-3 home win. Froese improved to 15-0-0 in this series.
1986 -- October 25 --
The Pens ended the Flyers' 6-0-0 start with a 4-2 win in the Igloo. Roberto Romano (41 saves), Doug Bodger (two goals) and Mario Lemieux (three assists) starred.
1986 -- December 20 --
The Flyers skated to a 6-4 road win. Ilkka Sinisalo and Brad McCrimmon each had three points. In the first period, Philly scored twice in ten seconds to take a 2-0 lead. The Flyers scored four times in the middle period. Ron Hextall had 29 saves.
1987 -- January 29 --
Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Murray Craven (2-1-3), who set-up Dave Poulin's go-ahead goal and had three points in the decisive third period, led Philly to a 5-3 home win. The Pens fell to 0-30-2 in the last 32 games at Philly.
1987 -- February 19 --
The Flyers twice rallied from 2-goal deficits but the team's record of 23-straight home wins vs. one opponent was snapped in a 4-4 tie. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) rallied the Flyers by scoring the only two goals in the final period including with 1:57 remaining.
1987 -- March 22 --
Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Dave Brown and Brad McCrimmon scored second period goals. Craig Berube fought and defeated Dan Frawley in two fights. The Flyers improved to 34-0-3 in the last 37 home games in this series.
1987 -- March 24 --
Pittsburgh rallied from a 3-0 second period hole to tie the Flyers 3-3 in the Igloo. Glenn Resch made 36 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 35 stops for the Penguins. Don Nachbaur and Warren Young got into a clash, Nachbaur and Mitch Wilson were tossed --
1987 -- October 18 --
Dave Brown scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 3-2 home win. Wendell Young made 16 saves for his second and final win (2-3-0 in six appearances) with the Flyers.
1987 -- November 3 --
Mario Lemieux had two goals and Pat Riggin made 27 saves in the Pens' 5-1 home win.
1987 -- November 12 --
Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Dave Poulin's SHG in the final minute of the second period made it 4-2. The Flyers improved to 36-0-3 in the last 39 home games against Pittsburgh.
1987 -- December 15 --
Murray Craven (1-3-4) had four points and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 5-2 road win. Mark Howe scored his 100th goal as a Flyer.
1988 -- January 15 --
Derrick Smith's goal snapped a 3-3 tie in the third period, Philly scored three PPGs and Ron Hextall made 37 saves en route to a 5-4 road win. The Flyers upped their record to 31-4-4 in the last 39 games played in this series. Murray Craven had three assists. Mario Lemieux had three (2-1-3) points.
1988 -- March 19 --
Steve Guenette (38 saves), Mario Lemieux (1-3-4) and Zarley Zalapski (1-3-4) led the Pens to a 7-0 home win. The Penguins' PP was 4-for-10 while the PK was a perfect 12-for-12. The Flyers lost goalie Ron Hextall (five GAs) to a shoulder separation (missed five games) and dropped their fifth straight game. The Flyers were missing six regulars including Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Ron Sutter and Murray Craven. Don Nachbaur of Philly was assessed a team-record eight different penalties in the game. Among the other penalties in the game was a gross misconduct to the Penguins' Dan Frawley during a fight with Greg Smyth. In the third period, Smyth fought Jimmy Mann and the Penguins' player suffered a groin injury when he stepped on a stick during the altercation resulting in multiple missed games.
1988 -- March 20 --
The Flyers overcame a 2-0 deficit en route to a 4-2 home win by scoring four second period goals. Peter Zezel (1-2-3) and Mark Laforest (27 saves) led the way. Philly improved to 37-0-3 in the last 40 home games in this series. The Flyers scratched seven regulars due to injuries. Mario Lemieux scored his 60th goal.
1988 -- October 18 --
Mario Lemieux (3-1-4) and Steve Guenette (25 saves) led Pittsburgh to a 4-2 home win.
1988 -- November 6 --
Mark Howe (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Each team had three PPGs, including Randy Cunneyworth who scored with one second left for the Pens. The Pens held a 14-3 shots advantage in the third but managed just one goal. Rob Brown had three points for the Pens. Fights included Jeff Chychrun-Richard Zemlak, Jay Wells-Dan Frawley and a third period mini-brawl involving Peter Zezel-Paul Coffey and Scott Mellanby (attempt to injure penalty)-Doug Bodger:
1988 -- November 26 --
Frank Pietrangelo made 41 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 home win. Philly outshot the Penguins 21-7 in the third period but were out-scored 2-1. The game was filled with fights including Craig Berube vs. Richard Zemlak (
) and Dave Brown vs. Zemlak --
1988 -- December 8 --
In a game highlighted by the ejections of nine players (seven in one massive brawl) and 281 PIMs, the Flyers won 4-3 at home as Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) scored the tying and go-ahead goals. Ron Hextall made 27 saves and Jay Wells and Rick Tocchet added a goal and an assist each. Pittsburgh led 2-0 at the 5:15 mark, with two PPGs but failed on their nine chances. The Pens went 2-for-11 on PPs while the Flyers went 2-for-9. Pittsburgh had a goal disqualified when referee Denis Morel ruled that Rob Brown purposely deflected the puck off his stomach and directed it into the net. The Flyers improved to 39-0-3 in the last 42 home games against the Penguins. The 10-player brawl, which resulted in 138 PIMs, began when Tim Kerr and Randy Cunneyworth collided along the boards --
and escalated with Kerry Huffman vs. Dan Quinn, Kjell Samuelsson vs Steve Dykstra --
, Pelle Eklund-Jim Johnson
and Jeff Harding vs Richard Zemlak --
. Earlier, in separate altercations, fights included Jeff Chychrun vs Jay Caufield --
, Craig Berube-Zemlak --
, Dave Brown vs. Caufield --
and later Scott Mellanby vs Bob Errey --
1988 -- December 29 --
Philly had three special teams' goals in a 3-2 road win. Terry Carkner's SHG was the go-ahead goal. Ron Hextall made 15 saves. The Flyers outshot the Pens 31-17. Among the six fights --Jeff Chychrun-Richard Zemlak --
, Rick Tocchet-Dan Frawley --
and Murray Craven-Bob Errey --
1989 -- February 2 --
Wendell Young made 39 saves and the Pens snapped the Flyers' team-record home unbeaten streak against one opponent at 42 games (39-0-3), 5-3. At one point, Philly went 48-1-4 in a stretch of 53 home games. John Cullen (1-1-2) had two points in the first period. Dave Brown-Jay Caufield --
1989 -- April 2 --
Mario Lemieux's ENG, his 85th goal of the season, led the Pens to a 6-5 OT win in Philly. The Flyers pulled Ron Hextall during the OT in an attempt to improve PO positioning in the regular season finale. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 43-21. Philly rallied from a 5-2 third period hole. Brian Propp (2-1-3), Kevin Stevens and Lemieux all scored twice. The Flyers had a 29-2-1 home record against Pittsburgh in the 1980s (a 2-game skid).
1989 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals,
Rob Brown netted the only goal of the third period, with 6:43 to play, in a 4-3 Pens' home win. Kevin Stevens and Zarley Zalapski each had three assists. Dave Poulin's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead which increased to 3-1 in the second period. The Penguins tied the game with two goals in 33 seconds. The teams combined to go 4-for-5 on PPs. Tom Barrasso made 27 saves. Ron Hextall made 25 stops.
1989 -- April 19 -- In Game 2,
Tim Kerr scored a natural hat trick, all in the first period, in the Flyers' 4-2 win. Ron Hextall made 28 saves including stops on four breakaways (two each by Mario Lemieux and Dan Quinn). Tom Barrasso (6 saves, 9 shots) was removed in favor of Wendell Young (10 saves, 11 shots). The start of the game was delayed 76 minutes due to a power failure.
1989 -- April 21 -- In Game 3,
Phil Bourque scored in OT and Tom Barrasso made 44 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in Philly. Brian Propp's breakway was stopped moments before the GWG. It was the Pens third straight win in Philly after going 15 years and 42 games without a victory. The Flyers held a 47-32 shots advantage. There were two fights in the game: Craig Berube-Phil Bourque (
) and Jeff Chychrun-Troy Loney (
1989 -- April 23 -- In Game 4,
Tim Kerr scored two second period PPGs in a span of 2:21 and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Dave Poulin (1-1-2), Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) also had two points. John Cullen gave the Pens a 1-0 lead at the 3:22 mark, Poulin tied it then Kerr's pair made it 3-1. Terry Carkner added a third period SHG. The Flyers were 8-for-8 on the PK. Craig Berube-Paul Coffey --
1989 -- April 25 -- In Game 5
, Mario Lemieux (5-3-8) thrilled the home crowd by scoring a hat trick just 6:55 into the game and added a fourth goal before the period ended in the Penguins' 10-7 win. Pittsburgh led 6-1 after one period and 9-3 after two periods but the Flyers nearly staged an improbable rally by scoring four third period goals to narrow the margin to 9-7. Lemieux's final goal was scored into an empty net, on his ninth shot. Paul Coffey (0-4-4), Rob Brown (2-1-3, consecutive goals within three minutes of each other) and Bob Errey (1-2-3) contributed. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) led the Flyers' attack. Eklund scored six seconds into second period, the fastest PO goal to start any non-first period in NHL history. The Flyers outshot the Pens 45-35 including 21-7 in the third period. Lemieux was listed as questionable for the game due to being knocked out of Game 4 after he bumped heads with teammate Randy Cunneyworth. Ron Hextall chased Rob Brown --
1989 -- April 27 -- In Game 6,
Tim Kerr (10-4-14 through six games) and Derrick Smith each scored twice and Ron Hextall made 20 saves as the Flyers won 6-2. Mark Howe (0-3-3), Scott Mellanby (0-2-2), Mike Bullard (0-2-2) and Kjell Samuelsson (0-2-2) had multi-assist nights. Philly held a 38-22 shots advantage. Ilkka Sinisalo returned to play after three months out with a broken arm and added a psychological boost; he played in just 13 regular season games and missed the first 11 post-season contests. The victory was very costly, however, as Kerr was slashed by Jim Johnson rendering him ineffective for the remainder of the playoffs ue to a broken finger. Hextall suffered a knee injury but played the entire game though he was getting treatment during warmups at the start of the third period. Late in the game, John Cullen was ejected for high-sticking Pelle Eklund near the mouth. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on the PP. Randy Cunneyworth scored twice for Pittsburgh. Mario Lemieux was held to zero points, two shots and was a minus-4 for the Pens and was frustrated by the Flyers' checking line of Derrick Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby. Said Paul Holmgren "You know what you get from Derrick Smith. He's a tremendous forechecker and a hard worker and it's nice to see his work get rewarded." Said Mellanby "Matching lines has something to do with it. Every line has been playing well defensively."
1989 -- April 29 -- In Game 7,
the Flyers stunned the Penguins 4-1 in Pittsburgh to advance to the Conference Finals. Backup netminder Ken Wregget starred and made 39 saves as an emergency replacement for goalie Ron Hextall who suffered a sprained MCL injury in Game 6; Wregget was informed he'd play after the morning skate. With the game tied 1-1 in the second period, Dave Poulin netted a momentum-shifting SHG 2:36 after Mario Lemieux evened the game with a PPG. Mike Bullard and Scott Mellanby added third period goals. The Flyers' PK went 7-for-8 and Ron Sutter had a tremendous outing. Mark Howe (0-2-2) and Propp (1-1-2) had multi-point games. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-34.
Tim Kerr set a team-record for points in a PO series (10-5-15, 5 PPGs). Other top scorers included Brian Propp (6-5-11), Mark Howe (0-9-9), Dave Poulin (4-3-7) and Mike Bullard (2-5-7). The Flyers' supreme checking of line of Derrick Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby was another factor and Smith's (3-1-4) three goals were surpassed by just three teammates. Mario Lemieux (9-5-14), Zarley Zapalski (0-8-8) and Paul Coffey (0-6-6) led Pittsburgh. Philly was 11-for-40 on the PP while Pittsburgh was 10-for-42.
1989 -- November 28 --
Ken Wregget's 33 saves led the injury-riddled Flyers to a 6-3 road win. The Flyers had seven regular players scratched due to injuries. Mark Howe (2-1-3), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Mike Bullard (1-2-3) paced the offense. Penguins' fans jeered their team throughout with chants to fire head coach Gene Ubriaco (among them "Pack your bags Gene-o") and multiple boos targeting Mario Lemieux. Afterwards, Lemieux was asked about the boos and he said "It does have an effect on human beings and I'm no exception to that." Bullard scored the 300th goal of his NHL career then said "I scored my 100th goal as a Penguin here, my 200th goal as a Flame and now my 300th as a Flyer in this building."
1989 -- November 30 --
Ken Wregget's 34 saves led the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. Scott Mellanby, Ron Sutter, Ilkka Sinisalo and Murray Craven each had a goal and an assist. Mellanby and Sutter scored in the first 4:28 to give Philly a 2-0 advantage. The lead increased to 4-0 with a pair of third period goals.
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