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12-17-2010, 07:38 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Nov. 11, 1982 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves and the Flyers scored five times in the second period, including consecutive goals by Lindsay Carson, in a 7-3 home win. Tom Gorence (2-1-3) and Ron Flockhart (1-2-3) combined for six points.
Jan. 16, 1983 --
The Flyers outshot NY 31-16, Bob Froese recorded the shutout and Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Brian Propp (2 goals) led the offense in a 4-0 road win. Propp scored the game's first two goals and Philly led 3-0 after one period. The Rangers didn't get a shot on net for the opening 9:19 of the game. NY was shutout for the second consecutive game after a streak of 120 games with a goal. Mark Howe suffered a bruised kidney and missed four games.
Jan. 23, 1983 --
Rookie Bob Froese improved his perfect record to 6-0-0 (eight GA) and made 23 saves as the sizzling Flyers won 3-1 at home. Philly won for the 14th time in the last 16 games and out-scored the opposition 74-36. Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke both had a goal and an assist. There were three fights in the game including a pair in the final seven seconds: Paul Holmgren-Nick Fotiu --
and Glen Cochrane-Ron Duguay (their second fight) --
Feb. 19, 1983 --
Eight Flyers' scored and Brian Propp had four points in an 8-5 win. Up 5-4 in the third, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:36 to ice the game. Behn Wilson was eventually suspended six games for hitting goalie Glen Hanlon with a high stick. Bob Froese upped his lifetime NHL record to 11-0-1 with three of the wins against the Rangers.
Mar. 14, 1983 --
NY led 5-0 after one period and cruised to an 8-2 home win. Glen Hanlon made 34 saves and Mark Pavelich (2-2-4) and Rob McClanahan (2-1-3) combined for seven points. Afterwards, Flyers' coach Bob McCammon called the Rangers "smurfs" which was then used by NY as motivation for the upcoming playoffs. Pelle Lindbergh gave up eight goals. The Flyers were without five regulars including Tim Kerr and Paul Holmgren. Andy Brickley (1-1-2) had the only two points in his 3-game Flyers' career.
Mar. 31, 1983 --
Despite being outshot 34-13, NY recorded a 4-2 win in Philly. Glen Hanlon (32 saves) and Reijo Ruotselainen (2-1-3) led the offense. Philly held a 22-8 shots advantage after 40 minutes but trailed 2-1. Bob Froese made just nine saves on 13 shots. After the game, Bob McCammon said of Ruotselainen "That little number 29 is going to be a key for us to shut down in the playoffs, obviously."
Apr. 5, 1983 -- In Game 1 of their best-of-five Division Semifinals,
Anders Hedberg (2-1-3) scored twice in the first period in NY's 5-3 win at Philly. NY led 3-0 after the first period and scored two PPGs. Eddie Mio made 39 saves. Philly went 3-for-7 on PPs inclouding two goals in the third period. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves.
Apr. 7, 1983 -- In Game 2,
Eddie Mio made 32 saves and Mark Pavelich's (1-2-3) breakaway snapped a 2-2 tie in NY's 4-3 win at Philly. Reijo Ruotsalainen made it 4-2 just over two minutes later. The Flyers held a 35-22 shots advantage including 30-12 over the last two periods but were out-scored 4-2. Philly led 1-0 after one period but George McPhee (his second NHL game) and Tom Laidlaw (his first goal in his 82nd game of the season) made it 2-1 in the second period. In that same period, Ron Flockhart suffered a concussion and blurred vision when Dave Maloney's stick caught him in the eye/cheekbone. Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon later said "That was a deliberate intent to injure, one of the cheapest hits I've seen in hockey. You can bet your sweet bippy that this guy (Maloney) will get his lunch in New York." Ilkka Sinisalo tied the game 2-2 in the opening minute of the third period and Tim Kerr made it 4-3 with just under nine minutes remaining.
Apr. 9, 1983 -- In Game 3,
Eddie Mio made 27 saves and Rob McClanahan had five points (2-3-5) in the Rangers' 9-3 series clinching victory. Dave Maloney (0-4-4), Anders Hedberg (2-1-3) and Barry Beck (1-2-3) all had 3+ points. In the first minute of play, a scrum accelerated when reserve goalie Glen Hanlon, while on the bench, grabbed Darryl Sittler, who was on the ice, resulting in the oddity of 12 PIMs to someone who didn't play. The Rangers scored two PPGs in the first 5:24 and held the Flyers to one shot on goal through 12+ minutes. NY led 3-1 after one and 5-1 after two. Mark Howe suffered a concussion and was lost for the rest of the game. Goals by Darryl Sittler and Tim Kerr got the Flyers to within 5-3 prior to the seven-minute mark of the third but NY scored four goals in the final 12 minutes. Pelle Lindbergh made 19 saves on 28 shots. The Flyers, the second-best team in the NHL, had a 26-point regular season advantage over NY. Towards the end of the game, Dave Poulin (five minutes) and Ron Duguay (17 PIMs) fought and later Frank Bathe and Eddie Johnstone. Afterwards, Duguay said of the Flyers "If they don't learn from this, they never will."
NY's line of Anders Hedberg (4-5-9), Rob McClanahan (2-5-7) and Mark Pavelich (2-4-6) led the offense and NY's head coach Herb Brooks usage of a new forechecking system, implemented late in the regular season, were keys. Highlight of the goal that made it 3-1 --
Oct. 16, 1983 --
Peter Sundstrom snapped a 4-4 tie and Steve Weeks made 32 saves in NY's 5-4 home win. NY went 3-for-4 on the PP and a perfect 8-for-8 on the PK. Pierre Larouche (2-0-2), Don Maloney (1-2-3) and Reijo Ruotsalainen (0-3-3) contributed. The Flyers entered the game with a 5-0-0 record.
Dec. 30, 1983 --
Glen Hanlon made 30 saves in NY's 6-3 home win. The Rangers led 6-0 in the third period with Anders Hedberg (2-1-3), Pierre Larouche (2-0-2) and Mark Pavelich (0-3-3) leading the offense.
Jan. 12, 1984 --
Steve Weeks, who was 0-5-1 in his last six starts, improved his lifetime (regular season) mark against the Flyers to 6-1-1 as he made 38 saves in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. NY's Kent-Erik Andersson suffered a broken rib after being nailed into the boards by Ron Sutter.
Feb. 19, 1984 --
Tim Kerr had the GWG 1:33 into OT in a 3-2 win at MSG. The victory ended an eight-game Flyers' losing streak against the Rangers (r/s and PO combined). Late in the second period, Ron Greschner and Brad McCrimmon got in a testy fight resulting in stitches for Greschner on his right hand and above his eye; he did not return to the game.
Mar. 14, 1984 --
NY scored three times in 46 seconds within the last seven minutes of regulation en route to a 6-3 home win. The Rangers scored the last five goals including snapping a 3-3 tie with the third period flurry. Peter Sundstrom (2-1-3) and Glen Hanlon (20 saves) led NY.
Mar. 17, 1984 --
Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive third period goals then Darryl Stanley added the GWG with about six minutes to play in a 6-4 win. Bob Froese made 21 saves. NY led 4-1 with about 25 minutes to play and 4-2 with under 14 remaining but the Flyers scored four third period goals. The Flyers held a 46-25 shots advantage. Glen Hanlon made 40 saves. Highlight --
Mar. 24, 1984 --
The line of Dave Poulin (1-3-4), Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) combined for 11 points and led the Flyers to a 6-5 win at Philadelphia. Steve Weeks suffered his second lost in nine lifetime decisions to the Flyers. Poulin said of Kerr "Timmy is like the Midas Man, everything he touches is turning to gold."
Oct. 7, 1984 --
In a preseason game won 8-3 by the Flyers, a massive bench-clearing brawl erupted and seven players (NY had 4) were ejected amid 132 PIMs. NY goalie Glen Hanlon decided to enter the fight causing Pelle Lindbergh to skate the length of the ice and in the pile Hanlon was bloodied.
Dec. 3, 1984 --
Bob Froese (31 saves) and Dave Poulin (2-1-3), who scored two unassisted goals, led Philly to a 6-2 road win. Peter Zezel returned to the lineup, after missing the prior 11 games with a broken hand, and had two (1-1-2) points. Poulin later said "The last time I scored two unassisted goals was back in pee-wee when I was twelve years old."
Dec. 8, 1984 --
Bob Froese (32 saves) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers improved to 11-1-3 in their last 15; NY had just two wins in their prior 14. Mike Allison scored both NY goals and JVB made 32 saves.
Feb. 10, 1985 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win as NY ended a 7-game, 11-day road trip with an 0-6-1 record. Mark Howe scored a SHG in the first period, Ron Sutter had two assists and Derrick Smith added a key third period goal. JVB made 29 saves in the loss.
Mar. 13, 1985 --
Philly dominated the first period 3-1 in goals and 18-4 in shots en route to a 5-2 win at NY. Pelle Lindbergh made 19 saves and five Flyers scored led by Peter Zezel's (1-1-2) two points. Tomas Sandstrom (two goals) and JVB (31 saves) led NY. Slumping at home in recent games, the Rangers were serenaded with a chant of "Let's go home, let's go home" from their fans. NY's George McPhee and Steve Richmond returned to the team for the first time since a stick fight in practice left both with visible wounds including multiple stitches to Richmond's scalp.
Mar. 21, 1985 --
Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves, Dave Poulin scored twice and 15 Flyers recorded points in an 8-4 home win. The Flyers 4-0 lead was cut to 5-3 after two periods; however, Poulin's SHG in the third period was a backbreaking tally. Ron Greschner (1-2-3), who fought Lindsay Carson in the third period, and Reijo Ruotsalainen (2-0-2) led NY. Glen Hanlon gave up eight goals on 38 shots. In addition to goalie Lindbergh, only three Flyers' skaters, Brad Marsh, Thomas Eriksson and Carson, failed to record a point.
Mar. 30, 1985 --
The streaking Flyers skated to a 3-0 home win, the team's 13th victory in the last 14 outings. Bob Froese recorded his seventh shutout in 89 career NHL games. Ilkka Sinisalo, Mark Howe and Murray Craven scored.
April 2, 1985 --
Bob Froese made 31 saves and Len Hachborn and Todd Bergen scored for the Flyers in a 2-1 win at NY. The Flyers swept the seven-game regular season series in which NY was out-scored 31-13 and led for a total of 57 seconds. Philly was on a torrid 14-1-0 run. NY clinched a playoff spot despite this loss, a team record 43rd defeat. JVB made 31 saves for NY.
Apr. 10, 1985 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals,
the Flyers' Mark Howe scored 8:01 into OT to help exorcise recent post-season demons and lift Philly to a 5-4 home win. Ron Sutter overpowered Reijo Ruotsalainen behind the net, stole the puck and fed Howe at the point for the GWG. The heavily-favored Flyers (one PO win in the previous three years, twice eliminated by NYR) dominated the extra session with a 9-1 shots advantage. Todd Bergen (1-1-2) and Sutter (1-1-2) both had two points and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. Philly led 3-0 by the 11:45 mark of the first period but NY tied the score at 3-3 77 seconds into the third period, the last two goals by Don Maloney. Tim Kerr put Philly up 4-3 but Anders Hedberg evened it with 0:26 to play. After that goal, Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan lashed into his squad behind closed doors but within earshot of outsiders. When asked about his tirade after the game, Keenan calmly told the assembled media "If they need a little helpful reminder from time to time, it's my responsibility to inform them of my opinion of how they played." Glen Hanlon made 33 saves for NY. It was the Flyers' first home PO win since 1981 but was their 15th straight home win that season.
Apr. 11, 1985 -- In Game 2,
Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves, including a brilliant stop on Grant Ledyard's breakaway in the closing minute of a scoreless first period, and Todd Bergen scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Bergen, who was named second star in each of the first two games, tied the score in the second period and notched the go-ahead tally in the third period. Captain Dave Poulin suffered strained ligaments in his left knee and missed the next six games. There was a bench-cleaing brawl at the end of the second period and each team was eventually docked $5,000. In the game, NY was whistled for 16 penalties and 46 PIMs to the Flyers 14 penalties and 42 PIMs.
New York Daily News
writer Frank Brown penned "The Flyers spent the night sending strong, eager, healthy bodies over the boards for every shift. The Rangers replied largely with cripples, midgets and pacifists."
Apr. 13, 1985 -- In Game 3,
Tim Kerr scored four straight goals as part of five scored by the Flyers in the second period of a 6-5 victory at MSG to sweep the Rangers. Kerr set the record for the fastest hat trick in Flyers' PO history (a span of 3:24 span) and set NHL records for fastest four PO goals (in 8:16) and most PPGs (3) in one PO period. After the second period, the Flyers led 6-3. Kerr (4-0-4) and Peter Zezel (1-3-4) each had four points and D-man Doug Crossman had three assists. NY switched from Glen Hanlon to JVB for the third period and the team responded with a pair of goals but couldn't get the equalizer as the Flyers limited the Rangers to just four shots after the margin was one goal. Don Maloney had two goals and Mike Rogers had three assists for NY.
Offense leaders included Tim Kerr (5-0-5), Todd Bergen (3-1-4), Peter Zezel (1-3-4), Doug Crossman (1-3-4), Mark Howe (1-3-4) and Ron Sutter (1-3-4). NY was led by Don Maloney (4-0-4), Mike Rogers (0-4-4) and Anders Hedberg (2-1-3) who played in his final NHL game.
Oct. 1, 1985 --
In a wild pre-season game won by the Rangers at NY 4-1, there were 506 PIMs (the regular season record at the time was 406), 22 ejected players and a brawl that took a half-hour. Afterwards, Barry Beck of the Rangers publicly challenged NHL President John Ziegler to clean up the game to which Ziegler replied "It was an aberration...there are more brawls in baseball than hockey." Beck submitted that hockey was the only sport that allowed fighting and "I can't remember anyone bleeding in a baseball game." There were multiple fights on the undercard including goalies Bob Froese and Terry Kleisinger. Twenty-five seconds later, with 5:13 left in period two, the major brawl erupted when NY's Don Maloney started the bench-clearing brawl as first man off the bench and received a three-game suspension.
Nov. 6, 1985 --
Bob Froese made 35 saves, including 18 on 20 shots in the first period, and Brian Propp and Peter Zezel both scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. The Flyers won for the 13th straight time (regular season and POs combined) in this series.
Dec. 7, 1985 --
Bob Froese made 23 saves, and Brian Propp and Murray Craven both scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. It was the Flyers' 14th straight (including playoffs) win in this series. Bo Berglund had two assists, the only points in his seven-game Flyers' career. Glen Hanlon made 35 saves for NY. The game featured four fights including Dave Brown-Bob Brooke, Tim Kerr-Tony Feltrin (
), Dave Richter-James Patrick (
) and Richter-Kelly Miller (
Dec. 8, 1985 --
Philly's 11-game regular season (14 including the 3-game 1985 PO sweep) win streak in this series ended when the Rangers won 3-1 in NY backed by JVB's 28 saves. With Philly trailing 2-1, Bob Froese was replaced after the first period by Darren Jensen who played the remainder of the contest and made 17 saves on 18 shots. During the streak, the Flyers out-scored NY 66-34.
Mar. 9, 1986 --
Ilkka Sinisalo and Murray Craven scored PPGs in the opening 6:28 and the Flyers led 4-0 by the 13:46 mark en route to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 30 saves. JVB was removed after the opening period (6 goals, 10 shots) for Glen Hanlon who stopped all 15 shots he faced.
Mar. 22, 1986 --
Peter Zezel (1-2-3) and Brad McCrimmon (0-3-3) each had three points and Mark Howe's (1-1-2) third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie in Philly's 4-2 home win. Glenn Resch made 29 saves for the win which gave the Flyers 100 points that season. The Flyers held a 45-31 shots advantage. JVB made 41 saves. Rick Tocchet fought George McPhee fought for the second of three times that that season (
) while Rich Sutter and Kelly Miller dueled (
Mar. 29, 1986 --
Philly won 8-2 as Dave Poulin (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2 goals) led the way in the Spectrum. Kerr scored consecutive goals to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Brian MacLellan of NY was a -5.
Apr. 2, 1986 --
Tim Kerr scored goals number 55 and 56 and the goalie tandem of Bob Froese (41 saves) and Chico Resch (4 saves in 2:33, brief replacement for Froese after the Rangers made it 1-0) made 45 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 win at the NYR. The last-season game was vital for both teams as the Flyers pulled into the division lead over Washington by two points while the Rangers failed to secure a PO berth. The Flyers also won for the 18th time in the last 19 games in this series.
Apr. 9, 1986 -- In Game 1 of the Division Semifinals,
NY shocked the Flyers 6-2 in Philadelphia. The Flyers were 18-1 in the previous 19 games (regular season and POs combined) in this series. Mike Ridley (2-1-3, two PPGs), Bob Brooke (1-2-3), Tomas Sandstrom (0-3-3),and JVB (31 saves) led the way. NY scored two PPGs and two SHGs. Bob Froese surrendered six goals on 22 shots. Rick Tocchet fought Wilf Paiement (
) and Dave Richter fought Larry Melnyk (
) and were ejected with the score 4-2 in NY's favor. Lindsay Carson fought Brian MacLellan (
). Rich Sutter fought Ron Greschner in the third period (
Apr. 10, 1986 -- In Game 2,
Rich Sutter and Brad McCrimmon scored a PO team-record 16 seconds apart in a 2-1 home win. Bob Froese made 11 saves as the Flyers dominated the game with a 44-12 shots advantage (21-3 in the first period and 32-9 through two periods). JVB made 42 saves. NY's only goal came with a 2-man advantage.
Apr. 12, 1986 -- In Game 3 at NY,
the Rangers scored four third period goals including three in 38 seconds en route to a 5-2 win. Mike Ridley tied the game at 2-2 at the 8:13 mark then Jim Wiemer and Bob Brooke scored 14 seconds apart followed by Ron Greschner's goal 24 seconds later. With NY leading 4-2, Bob Froese (28 saves, 32 shots) was replaced by Glenn Resch who gave up a goal on the lone shot he faced. JVB made 30 saves. There were multiple fights in the game including two Rich Sutter-Larry Melnyk battles (
) . When Rick Tocchet and George McPhee fought for the third time that season, Rangers' backup goalie Glen Hanlon stood on the bench and got animated (
). Through three games, the Flyers' PP was 1-for-20.
Apr. 14, 1986 -- In Game 4 at NY,
the Flyers recorded the franchise's largest road playoff victory, 7-1. Bob Froese made 31 saves while Peter Zezel (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the offense. NY opening the scoring but Zezel scored twice in the first period, then the Flyers expanded the lead to 4-1 with a pair of goals in the opening 61 seconds of the second period. Zezel's third goal made it 5-1 5:17 into the second period which forced the removal of JVB (13 saves, 18 shots) for Glen Hanlon (11/13). The Flyers out-scored NY 5-0 in the second period, with the goals scored in a span of 6:24, on a 10-8 shots edge. The Flyers' PP went 2-for-5.
Apr. 15, 1986 -- In Game 5,
JVB made 34 saves leading NY toa 5-2 win, the franchise's first victory in a decisive game of a PO series since 1928. Willie Huber (1-2-3), who was scoreless entering the game, and Mark Osborne scored 71 seconds apart to put NY ahead 3-1. Brad McCrimmon cut the score to 3-2 with under nine minutes to play but NY completed the scoring with two ENGs in the final 40 seconds. There were four minor penalties in the game, three to NY, for a total of eight minutes.
Tim Kerr (3-3-6) led the Flyers with six points while Mike Ridley (3-4-7) and Bob Brooke (2-5-7) led NY.
Sept. 21, 1986 --
The Flyers won a preseason slugfest 4-1 in Philly. Prior to the seven minute mark, six players were already tossed as the NHL experimented with a new instigating fighting penalty. There were 188 PIMs issued in the first period and 272 in the game.
Nov. 8, 1986 --
JVB made 36 saves and NY scored two PPGs in the first period en route to a 3-2 home win. Terry Carkner, in his first NHL fight, met Dave Brown's powerful left --
Nov. 14, 1986 --
JVB made 28 saves and out-dueled Chico Resch in NY's 2-1 home win. Tom Laidlaw's PPG with just over seven minutes to play was the difference. The Flyers were 0-for-8 on PPs including the final half-minute of regulation but failed to score.
Dec. 18, 1986 --
Bob Froese was traded to NY for Kjell Samuelsson and the Rangers' 2nd round choice (Patrik Juhlin) in the 1989 Entry Draft. Froese said "I'll miss my teammates. We were like brothers. We all went through so much together last year."
Jan. 7, 1987 --
Ron Hextall (35 saves), Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win at NY. Philly led 1-0 in the second period then the line of Smith, Zezel and Scott Mellanby combined for six points on two goals to make it 3-0. Tocchet's important short-handed breakaway with five seconds remaining in the second period made it 4-0. NY responded in the third period with three goals, the last coming with 3:41 to play but the Flyers added two ENGs in the final 23 seconds.
Jan. 31, 1987 --
Bob Froese (28 saves) played his first game in the Spectrum since being traded and stopped the Flyers 3-1. Froese even threw a punch at Derrick Smith who he felt was too close in his crease. Tomas Sandstrom gave NY a 1-0 lead. About five minutes later, Dave Brown slashed Sandstrom and when Brown taunted George McPhee, who was on the bench (both got misconducts), NY's head coach Phil Esposito physically prevented his player from jumping onto the ice. Pierre Larouche snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period.
Mar. 12, 1987 --
Bob Froese (39 saves), Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) and Don Maloney (2-0-2) led NY to a 6-1 win in Philly. NY led 2-1 midway into the third period. Afterwards, Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan said "You've got to give Froese credit. He stood us on our ears." Froese was 2-0-0 against his former team at this point but his career (regular season) mark ended at 3-7-1.
Mar. 15, 1987 --
A game decided by special teams, the Flyers won 5-2 in NY. Philly scored three PPGs and added a SHG while killing all ten NY PPs. Glenn Resch (37 saves), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Dave Brown and Jay Caufiled fought twice --
Mar. 17, 1987 --
Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Tim Kerr netted his 50th and 51st goals of the season in the first period of the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Afterwards, NY head coach Phil Esposito said of Kerr "He reminds me more of me than any other player" and mentioned how the two chatted during the game about their similar goal-scoring ability. Dave Brown was suspended five games for a high-stick to Tomas Sandstrom's face after Sandstrom struck Mark Howe with his stick.
Apr. 8, 1987 -- In Game 1 of the Division Semifinals,
NY earned a 3-0 win in Philly led by Pierre Larouche (2-1-3) and JVB (26 saves). Larouche and Ron Duguay scored within 27 seconds in the second period for a 2-0 lead then Larouche finished the scoring in the waning moments on a breakaway. After the game, Walt Poddubny of NY said "I for one didn't know what to expect. I've read all those denials about how they are not psyched out by us but we have to be in the back of their minds."
Apr. 9, 1987 -- In Game 2,
Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) celebrated his birthday with a momentum-shifting goal with four seconds to play in the second period to give Philly a 3-2 lead in an eventual 8-3 blowout. Tocchet added a SHG in the third to make it 6-2. Lindsay Carson had three assists and was named the game's top star. Philly had five third period goals including one by Peter Zezel who returned to the lineup after missing the previous nine games with a torn left knee. JVB (five goals allowed) was replaced by Bob Froese. Willie Huber was a minus 5. Dave Brown crushed George McPhee in a fight at the 2:05 mark leading to the ejection of NY's Jay Caufield.
; In the last period, NY's Pat Price fought both Doug Crossman and Scott Mellanby briefly. Before the game, an announcement was made that Bobby Clarke and Eddie Giacomin were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Apr. 11, 1987 -- In Game 3,
Ron Hextall stopped 34 shots and the Flyers scored three goals in a span of 6:06 in the second period for a 3-0 win at MSG. NY had the first eight shots of the game. Fans chanted "We hate Zezel" when they read comments that Peter Zezel said he hated the Rangers; however, the jeers were quieted when Zezel's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead about five minutes into the second period. Thirteen seconds later, Philly established a team record for quickest two PO goals when Mark Howe scored. Rick Tocchet ended the scoring. The Flyers had 20 shots on goal in the second period, each team had 34 in the game.
Apr. 12, 1987 -- In Game 4,
NY switched goalies to Bob Froese, led 3-0 after one and skated to a 6-3 win. NY had three PPGs, including two in the last 1:29 of the second period. At 8:09 of the middle period, Lindsay Carson skated towards Froese, who then followed Carson out to about the blue line. Carson turned, saw Froese, and although Froese had not brought his fists up, Carson swatted him and Froese went down with apparent embellishment. Carson picked up a double minor for slashing and NY's Tony McKegney was ejected. ''He must have lost his edge and accidentally skated into me,'' Froese said sarcastically. ''Then I was skating to the bench and he turned and accidentally punched me.'' Said Carson, ''I just turned and he went into me and he did a good acting job to make it look like a punch.'' Later in the second, Dave Brown was tossed as third man in an altercation between Craig Berube and George McPhee. As the period proceeded, Ron Hextall and Jeff Jackson were given slashing majors and Hextall then banged his stick on the ice trying to bait Froese; however, the trash-talking continued between Hextall and NY's head coach Phil Esposito who kept chanting "Ronald McDonald" from the bench.
Apr. 14, 1987 -- In Game 5,
Rick Tocchet scored twice and the Flyers peppered NY goalie Bob Froese with 40 shots in a 3-1 home win. Froese was magnificent in defeat as Philly held a 32-10 shots advantage over the last two periods (40-22 total). The game wasn't secured until Tocchet's ENG in the waning moments, a goal awarded to Tocchet when Jeff Jackson threw his stick along the ice when the Flyers had a 2-on-0 break. Brian Propp had 10 shots on goal. Afterwards, Phil Esposito, who was asked to comment on Mike Keenan's offering that the Flyers' speed was the difference in the game, said " He is the genius. He is the career coach. Who cares what he has to say?!" Esposito then said of his team's play "We were brain dead."
Apr. 16, 1987 -- In Game 6,
Ron Hextall was brilliant with 34 stops and eliminated NY 5-0 at MSG. Prior to the Anthem, Rangers' fans chanted "Hex-tall, Hex-tall." Derrick Smith and Doug Crossman gave Philly a 2-0 lead after one period. Brad Marsh made it 3-0 in the second period and then starting goalie JVB, a surprise starter to many, was replaced by Bob Froese. Lindsay Carson scored in the third period and at that point fans in MSG pelted the ice with debris. Murray Craven suffered a broken left foot and missed the next 14 PO games.
Ron Hextall had two shutouts and the offense was led by Rick Tocchet (5-1-6) and Tim Kerr (3-3-6). Mark Howe (1-3-4) was a key contributor and Derrick Smith (2-2-4) also had four points. NY was led by Pierre Larouche (3-2-5) and Ron Greschner (0-5-5).
Oct. 24, 1987 --
JVB made 42 saves in NY's 5-3 win at Philly. Three times the Flyers tied the score but Walt Poddubny made it 4-3 then Jan Erixson scored on a penalty shot against Mark Laforest. The Flyers outshot NY 45-39.
Oct. 26, 1987 --
Murray Craven's goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 OT tie at MSG. Ron Hextall, in his first appearance of the season, and JVB excelled as each faced 40+ shots (42-41 advantage NYR). Dave Brown's infamous cross-check to Tomas Sandstrom led to an eventual 15-game suspension. After the game, Rangers' head coach Michel Bergeron said "Tonight, I saw an attempt to kill." Mark Howe of the Flyers received a questionable five-minute slashing major to Sandstrom a few minutes prior to Brown's action in the third period. After the game, Howe said "If he didn't instigate, we wouldn't be doing these things back to him. Our team doesn't do that against anyone else on their team but him." NY scored on Howe's penalty but not while Brown was in the box. NY's James Patrick said of Sandstrom "He is no angel" while Bergeron also added "Of course Tomas uses his stick, but only to protect himself." Clip --
Dec. 10, 1987 --
Almost a year since the duo was involved in a swap, Kjell Samuellson's 65-footer beat Bob Froese for the go-ahead goal in the opening period of a 5-3 Flyers' home win. The Flyers extended that 2-1 lead to 4-1 on a key SHG by Dave Poulin. NY crept to within 4-3 but Ron Sutter finished the scoring.
Dec. 22, 1987 --
The Flyers rallied to beat NY 6-4 in the 4,000th game in Rangers' history. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led Philly. John Ogrodnick scored twice in the opening minutes to give NY a 2-0 lead but Philly led 3-2 after one. Tomas Sandstrom scored with 0:28 left in the second period to bring NY to within 5-4. Ron Hextall was dazzling, especially in the third period, when NY outshot Philly 14-4. Hextall improved to 10-0-1 in his last 11 outings with a 2.50 GAA.
Jan. 17, 1988 --
Ron Hextall improved to 17-2-2 (one no decision) in his last 22 starts backing the Flyers to a 2-1 home win. Rick Tocchet snapped a 1-1 tie. Bob Froese made 29 saves in the loss.
Jan. 28, 1988 --
JVB made 35 saves, including 19 in the first period, in NY's 5-2 win in Philly. Kelly Kisio had three points.
Mar. 15, 1988 --
JVB made 24 saves, NY scored two first period PPGs then Chris Nilan scored with 99 seconds left in the third period of NY's 3-1 home win. Ron Hextall stopped 33 shots.
Oct. 26, 1988 --
JVB made 37 saves and the Rangers overcame three one-goal deficits in a 4-3 win in NY.
Oct. 29, 1988 --
Jan Erixson (1-2-3) scored the go-ahead goal 15:17 into the third period of NY's 6-5 home win. Eleven players scored and neither team had more than a one-goal lead. Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) tied the game with 7:36 remaining. Tomas Sandstrom had three assists. In the first period, Dave Brown walloped Rudy Poeschek (
). ; Ron Sutter suffered a broken jaw (in three places) and missed the next six weeks after a cross-check to his face by NY's James Patrick. ''I don't consider James Patrick to be a dirty player. But I don't consider that as a defense. Patrick drove the shaft of his stick into his face. For anyone to believe Patrick was just defending himself is foolish,'' said Bob Clarke. However, Brian O'Neill, the N.H.L.'s executive vice president, said ''In my judgment, the resulting injury was accidental and there was no deliberate attempt to injure by Patrick.'' Patrick, who received only a minor penalty at the time, was issued a retroactive game-misconduct penalty by O'Neill.
Nov. 9, 1988 --
Ulf Dahlen (1-2-3) and JVB (22 saves) led NY to a 5-3 home win. The Rangers led 5-1 in the third period. Ron Hextall (32 saves) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led the Flyers. A Kerry Huffman-Tomas Sandstrom-Hextall scene --
Nov. 15, 1988 --
NY rallied from a 3-3 hole and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in a game that featured a few injuries. Dave Poulin, just 43 seconds into the game, suffered a separated left shoulder after a hit by Lucien Deblois. Derrick Smith elbowed Tomas Sandstrom after the Ranger high-sticked Mark Howe in the mouth; Sandstrom temporarily left the game. With 0:23 left in OT, Bob Froese suffered a hip pointer and was replaced by JVB.
Feb 15, 1989 --
Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 3-1 home win. Ron Sutter, Derrick Smith and Al Secord scored for the Flyers. Bob Froese made 23 saves for NY. Prior to the game, the injured Chris Nilan and Hextall clashed in the warmups. ''I was there to take a warmup, not start a fight,'' said Nilan. ''He swung his stick at my head. What am I going to do?'' Hextall said ''He's got no right to be in our end. He knew what he was doing.''
Feb. 22, 1989 --
Tim Kerr (3-2-5) was unstoppable as Philadelphia recorded a 6-4 win at MSG. Former Flyer Bob Froese, who was victimzed by Kerr's hat trick and five points, said of his former teammate "He has great hands, he is an ox, he is a scoring machine." The Flyers erupted for four straight third period goals to take a 6-3 lead.
Mar. 25, 1989 --
Tim Kerr (2-1-3), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-1 home win. There were four fights including Craig Berube-Rudy Poeschek in the opening minute and two Jeff Chychrun-Chris Nilan fights.
Oct. 21, 1989 --
JVB made 29 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. Tomas Sandstrom scored 1:37 into the game while Craig Berube (0:12 into the game) was in the box. Dave Poulin scored in the third period to reduce the deficit to 2-1 but the Rangers added an ENG.
Oct. 30, 1989 --
Ken Wregget made 23 saves and Tim Kerr and Rick Tocchet scored second period PPGs in Philly's 3-1 win at NY. Mark Howe (1-1-2) and Kerry Huffman (0-2-2) had multi-point games for the Flyers. The game featured just 39 shots (NY held a 24-to-15 advantage) including only five (NY 4-to-1) in the third period. The Flyers lone shot of the final period came with 2:54 remaining. Rangers' goalie Bob Froese, who made 12 saves on 15 shots, said "Give them credit, they played well." Brian Propp was tossed in the third period for a high-sticking major but the Rangers couldn't beat Wregget. NY failed on seven of eight chances despite leading the NHL in power play efficiency. NY entered the game with a record of 8-1-3 while the Flyers were 2-7-1.
Dec. 10, 1989 --
Ken Wregget made 36 saves and Terry Carkner (1-1-2) scored a key goal in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers' PK was a perfect 8-for-8 and afterwards Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "Their power play is not unimaginative. It has good personnel and a good system." Tomas Sandstrom was ejected and issued a five-minute major for slashing the Flyers' Jay Wells. NY outshot Philly 38-19 in an action-packed game. The game featured teams with two of the top seven records in the NHL, separated by one point (NY 35, Philly 34) in the standings.
Jan. 14, 1990 --
NY won 4-3 in OT on Brian Leetch's goal, rallying from a 3-1 third period hole. Pelle Eklund missed on a penalty shot.
Feb. 13, 1990 --
John Ogrodnick's second goal of the game lifted NY to a 4-3 win in Philly. Mike Richter made 34 saves, Pete Peeters stopped 33 shots.
Mar. 8, 1990 --
Ron Hextall left the game in the first period with a strained groin and this would be his eighth and final appearance all season. His play was limited due to a contract holdout, a suspension, and four different injuries (twice in NHL games, one while on AHL injury rehab and one at practice). NY won 7-5 in Philly. Kelly Kisio (1-2-3), Joe Mullen (2-0-2) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) led NY. Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Gord Murphy (2-0-2) led Philly.
Mar. 25, 1990 --
Kelly Kisio (2-1-3) and Mike Gartner scored twice in NY's 7-3 home win. Keith Acton scored a SHG on a poenalty shot for Philly.
Oct. 25, 1990 --
Kevin Miller scored the go-ahead goal with 6:09 remaining in NY's 5-3 home win. NY scored three times in the third period. JVB made 25 saves. Joey Mullen had four assists. Murray Craven (1-2-3) led Philly.
Nov. 13, 1990 --
Third-string goalie Pete Peeters improved to 4-1-1 in a stretch of six games in Philly's 1-1 home tie. Peeters made 22 saves while JVB stopped 26 shots. Rick Tocchet's rebounder withy less than a second left nearly beat JVB who held onto the puck as the third period ended. "Praise the Lord the buzzer sounded," Vanbiesbrouck said.
Jan. 7, 1991 --
NY scored twice 26 seconds apart in the third period of a 3-2 home win. Both goals came off fortunate bounces leading NNY's head coach Roger Neilson to say "It was one of those nights." JVB made 24 saves.
Feb. 21, 1991 --
Murray Baron scored twice in a 4-4 OT tie at Philly. During a Craig Berube-Lindy Ruff altercation, Berube accidentally hit Kevin Collins with a punch cutting the linesman's face.
Mar. 4, 1991 --
John Ogrodnick (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-2 home win. Tie Domi, who tried to engage the Flyers into a pregame fight, was ejected late in the game after he punched Keith Acton (who was not penalized). Domi also fought Craig Berube 6:55 into a scoreless contest --
Mar. 23, 1991 --
Pelle Eklund (3-2-5) had a hat trick and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) scored his 40th goal of the season in the Flyers' 7-4 win at MSG. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the third period. Tie Domi scored his first NHL goal, to bring NY to within 4-3 in the third period, and he celebrated by "riding the broomstick (ala Tiger Williams)." NY lost for the eighth straight time, the third longest skid in team history. The Flyers entered the game on a 1-7-2 skid (and eventually ended the season with a 2-10-3 mark in the last 15).
Nov. 2, 1991 --
John Ogrodnick scored twice and Mike Richter made 21 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly.
Dec. 2, 1991 --
JVB made 35 saves and Mark Hardy scored his first goal of the season with 5:22 to play in NY's 4-2 home win. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren was fired two days later as his team was in a 0-6-1 slide. "Paul has been a very loyal member of the Flyers organization for a very long time. However, I feel a change is needed at this time. Due to the closeness of our division, we do not have the luxury of waiting longer for our team to come together," said GM Russ Farwell.
Dec. 18, 1991 --
JVB made 39 saves and six Rangers scored in NY's 6-3 home win.
Feb. 23, 1992 --
Tony Amonte scored in the third period and OT to give NY a 2-1 win at Philly. The Flyers fell to 2-11-2 in the last 15 played in this series.
Mar. 7, 1992 --
Ron Hextall (37 saves), Brian Benning and Mark Recchi (three points each) led Philly to a 5-4 home win. The Flyers had three PPGs. Tim Kerr scored for NY.
Mar. 23, 1992 --
Tony Amonte scored with 3:59 left and Mike Richter made 37 saves in NY's 4-3 win in Philly.
Mar. 24, 1992 --
JVB made 29 saves and NY scored three third period goals in a 3-1 home win.
Oct. 26, 1992 --
JVB (34 saves) and Mike Gartner (2-1-3) led NY to an 8-4 home win. NY scored four goals in the third period.
Nov. 4, 1992 --
Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. Doug Weight was tossed for intent-to-injure at the 20:00 mark of the second period after bloodying Garry Galley's mouth with a cross-check. Weight was suspended four days for being a first-time offender under new NHL rules and was docked the appropriate salary of $2,536 (four day pay). He was not suspended for any games. The play began with three seconds left in the second period with Weight checking Dimitri Yushkevich into the bench. Weight claimed he cross-checked the approaching Galley for "defensive measures."
Nov. 19, 1992 --
Mark Recchi (1-2-3) scored in the opening minute and the Crazy Eights Line with Brent Fedyk (1-2-3) and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) totalled eight points in a 7-3 home win. Philly had 45 shots and Mike Richter gave up seven goals. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Doug Evans (2-0-2) contributed. The Flyers led 4-1 when Kevin Dineen was given a 5-minute high stick major and tossed from the game in the second period; NY then scored twice on the penalty but Evans' two goals boosted the lead to 6-3. There were three fights in the game: Terry Carkner-Joey Kocur, Tie Domi-Dave Brown, Eric Lindros-Jeff Beukeboom (
Jan. 9, 1993 --
Ric Nattress had two goals and the Flyers won for the 1,000th time in the regular season, 4-3. Said Nattress "It's been eleven years and 500 games and I've never had chances like that."
Feb. 3, 1993 --
Tommy Soderstrom (36 saves) and JVB (39 saves) backed their teams to a 2-2 tie in NY. Mike Gartner had two goals.
Mar. 24, 1993 --
The Flyers won 5-4 at NY as Eric Lindros had a hat trick and also scored his 35th goal (eventually had 41) to set the Flyers' mark for most goals by a rookie. Ed Olcyzk had a hat trick for NY. Philly's Tommy Soderstrom made 41 saves.
Apr. 12, 1993 --
Greg Hawgood scored the lone goal and Dominic Roussel made 24 saves in Philly's 1-0 home win. Mark Recchi broke the Flyers' team record for points in a season with his 120th (123 total).
Oct. 16, 1993 --
Dominic Roussel improved to 5-0-0 as made 22 saves in Philly's 4-3 home win. Josef Beranek's hot streak continued as his seventh goal snapped a 2-2 tie.
Jan. 14, 1994 --
Mike Gartner scored twice and Mike Richter made 22 saves in NY's 5-2 home win.
Feb. 28, 1994 --
Mike Richter made 25 saves and NY scoredtwo PPGs in a 4-1 home win. Dominic Roussel made 39 saves.
Mar. 12, 1994 --
Alex Kovalev scored his second goal of the game with 36.7 seconds left in the third period and NY won 4-3 in Philly. The teams alternated the seven goals. The Flyers dominated the shots 30-19 including 15-6 in the third. Rod Brind'Amour also scored twice.
Apr. 14, 1994 --
Dominic Roussel was spectacular as he made 51 saves in the 2-2 regular season finale. Among the saves were breakaway stops against Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson. NY's Craig MacTavish tied the game in the third period. NY held a 53-29 shots advantage.
Mar. 3, 1995 --
NY won 5-3 at home as Adam Graves and Steve Larmer scored twice. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line had all seven points.
Mar. 15, 1995 --
John LeClair's 30-footer was the GWG with 3:38 to play in the Flyers' 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but NY rallied to tie the score 3-3 after two periods. The Legion of Doom Line had seven points. Kevin Haller vs. Mark Messier --
; Afterwards, NY head coach Colin Campbell expressed displeasure with the play of Mike Richter.
Apr. 2, 1995 --
Ron Hextall made 32 saves, including nine on Mark Messier, and the Flyers snapped a 6-game skid (1-4-1) and began a 9-game winning streak with this 4-2 home win. Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice including the lone third period goal.
Apr. 30, 1995 --
Brian Leetch scored the only goals of the game and Glenn Healy made 24 saves in NY's 2-0 win. Eric Lindros suffered an eye injury off a deflected shot which caused him to miss the last game of the regular season and the first three games of the upcoming PO series against Buffalo. He was the NHL's leading scorer at the time but lost the scoring title to Jaromir Jagr (both had the same point total but Jagr had more goals).
May 21, 1995 -- In Game 1 of their Conference Quarterfinals,
Eric Desjardins scored 7:03 into OT to lift the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. John LeClair scored a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 22 saves. Desjardins gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead with 4:49 to play in regulation. Desjardins (2-1-3), John LeClair (3-0-3) and NY's Pat Verbeek (2-0-2) tallied the last seven goals of the game. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP, while the Flyers went 1-for-7. NY squandered leads of 2-0 after one and 3-1 late in the second. LeClair completed his hat trick off a terrific behind-the-net feed from Eric Lindros with 7:10 to play. Moments before LeClair's third goal, referee Don Koharski waved off another LeClair tally claiming the whistle was blown prior to the puck entering the net. Verbeek evened the score with 0:19 left in the third period. Mark Messier had three assists. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell was fined $200 and assessed a gross misconduct penalty for swinging a stick at the glass in the direction of a Flyers' fan.
May 22, 1995 -- In Game 2,
Kevin Haller's wrister 0:25 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 home win. On the GWG, Eric Lindros (1-2-3) won a battle for the puck, passed it to Mikael Renberg who found Haller. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Twice in regulation, Philly had goals nullified due to whistles blown prior to the puck entering the net; that made three goals nullified in two games. Brian Leetch scored two PPGs in the first period to give NY a 2-0 lead. The Flyers rallied and took a 3-2 lead 25 seconds into the third period when Renberg (1-1-2) scored. Leetch became the first ever Rangers' d-man to score a PO hat trick 11:19 into the third period.
May 24, 1995 -- In Game 3,
Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. Dineen scored 2:54 into the game then Mikael Renberg tallied with 16 seconds left in the opening period to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Dineen made it 3-0 early in the second period followed by a Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) PPG about seven minutes later and that led to the removal of Mike Richter for Glenn Healy. Mark Messier scored 2:37 after the goalie switch. The Flyers sealed the win with a SHG by Kevin Haller late in the middle period to make it 5-1. Each team had 34 shots.
May 26, 1995 -- In Game 4,
Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Karl Dykhuis, who played for the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate (Indianapolis Ice) earlier in the season, scored twice in the first period in the Flyers' 4-1 win. Mikael Renberg and Anatoli Semenov scored less than two minutes apart which led to Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend" blasted through the MSG sound system with 5:38 to play in the second period. Mark Osborne scored in the final minute of the second period for the 4-1 final. NY held a 32-30 shots advantage. A Flyers' fan at MSG held a sign that read "How sweep it is." Renberg said "Four straight against the Rangers. I can't believe it." Brent Fedyk suffered a fractured neck on a check by Jay Wells and missed the entire 1995 Conference Finals against the Devils. Glenn Healy started and replaced Mike Richter who had lost the confidence of head coach Colin Campbell.
Much of the pre-series chatter revolved around the Flyers lack of experience and depth since the Flyers' top line produced 80 of 150 regular season goals. In this series, Mikael Renberg (3-4-7), Eric Lindros (1-4-5) and John LeClair (3-2-5) combined for seven of the 18 goals. Mark Messier said "The Flyers worked their tails off. They blocked shots. They beat us to the punch. They deserved to win. You don't need a lot of experience when they beat us as handily as they did." Ron Hextall stopped 109 of 119 (.916) shots while NY's duo of Mike Richter (66-for-79, .835) and Glenn Healy (36-for-41, .878) combined for 102-120 (.850).. NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "There is a lot of blame to go around but it isn't the right time to point fingers." When asked if he was out-coached, he said "I was not out-coached. That is a crazy question."
Dec. 21, 1995 --
Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win at Philly. Jeff Beukeboom scored the GWG on a second period breakaway. The Flyers held a 19-5 shots advantage after one period and 32-15 in the game.
Jan. 13, 1996 --
Mark Messier factored in each goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in the Rangers' 4-0 win in Philly. NY went 3-for-8 on the PP.
Jan. 24, 1996 --
Rod Brind'Amour scored with 1:09 to play in a 4-4 tie at MSG. Ron Hextall made 38 saves. Mark Messier (2-2-4) had four points. "That was a great game, right out of the playoffs," said Brian Leetch.
Apr. 4, 1996 --
Eric Lindros scored twice and Ron Hextall made 27 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. The game featured four fights including Joel Otto--Mark Messier --
. The teams combined for 13-for-13 on the PK.
Apr. 5, 1996 --
NY rallied for a 3-1 home win with two third period goals. Brian Leetch tallied with 0:20 left in the second period for NY's first goal of the game. Pat Verbeek scored the GWG on a 5-on-3 as part of three straight minors called against the Flyers in under two minutes. Ron Hextall played a great game as he made 33 saves. NY outshot Philly 36-18.
Nov. 13, 1996 --
Pat Falloon's PPG snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 2-1 win at NY. Mike Richter stopped 35 shots.
Dec. 4, 1996 --
Eric Lindros, in his fifth game of the season, scored his first goal with 6:35 left in a 1-1 tie at NY. Philly outshot NY 40-25. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Mike Richter made 39 saves.
Feb. 1, 1997 --
Mike Richter made 39 stops and Mark Messier and Sergei Nemchinov scored in the third period of NY's 4-2 win at Philly. Alexander Karpovtsev made it 2-2 with a PPG in the last minute of the second period. The Flyers held a 41-17 shots advantage including 29-10 over the last two periods (out-scored 3-2).
Feb. 23, 1997 --
Janne Niinimaa's stripped Wayne Gretzky of the puck, leading to a 2-on-1 break with John LeClair, and the defenseman's goal helped give Philly a 2-1 home win. Each team scored in the opening period, the third period was scoreless. Garth Snow extended his unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5). The Flyers outshot NY 37-15 including 31-9 over the first 40 minutes. Mike Richter made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 7, 1997 --
NY rallied for a 3-2 home win by scoring three times in a span of 5:27 in the second period. NY scored two PPGs during a double-minor to Eric Lindros. The Flyers' captain, who picked up a total of five high-sticking minors, was suspended and fined later in the week for two games for breaking the nose of Shane Churla and later a double-minor for high-sticking Ulf Samuelsson at the game's end. Lindros labeled Samuelsson "Susan Lucci" after the soap opera actress. After the game, Churla said "He put my nose on the side of my face." Churla sported a cut across the bridge of his nose and a bruise beneath the right eye and also said ''It's what hockey is all about. We're all men. We'll handle it in our own ways.''
Apr. 10, 1997 --
Pat Flatley scored twice in NY's 6-3 win at Philly. Ron Hextall gave up five goals on 18 shots through two periods and was removed for Garth Snow. Eric Lindros did not play as part of his suspension for the April 7 game
May 16, 1997 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals,
Eric Lindros and John LeClair assisted on all three goals and Dainius Zubrus and Janne Niinimaa scored in the opening 4:39 of Philly's 3-1 home win. The two goals came on the Flyers first three shots. Eric Desjardins scored in the third period. Garth Snow, benched in the series-clinching victory against Buffalo in the prior series, stopped 24 shots and missed the shutout when Luc Robitaille scored with 10 seconds to play. Coach Terry Murray informed both goalies as to whom would start Game One during practice the prior day but instructed both netminders not to divulge the choice. "As long as the goalies know and the team knows, that's the most important thing. It's maybe a little bit of superstition on my part, maybe to make it a little bit more difficult for the Rangers in their preparation. It probably won't. I doubt that they're going to change any of their game plans as far as strategy is concerned. They're not going to have an extra meeting over it. They're just looking to get their team ready, as we are." A reporter attempted to trick Snow when he asked "Are you disappointed by the decision? Snow responded "You tell me. What decision was it?"
May 18, 1997 -- In Game 2,
Wayne Gretzky (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 5-4 win in Philly. Gretzky scored two PPGs in under two minutes to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead after one period. Mark Messier (1-2-3) also had three points. The Flyers scored twice with 49 seconds to tie the score 3-3 but Gretzky and Messier gave NY a 5-3 advantage. Shjon Podein finished the scoring. The third period was scoreless. Garth Snow gave up five goals on 10 shots and was pulled 33:45 into the game for Ron Hextall (12 saves, 12 shots) who made his second appearance of the POs and played the rest of this series. Highlights --
May 20, 1997 -- In Game 3,
Eric Lindros' (3-0-3) recorded his first PO hat trick and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in a 6-3 win at NY. Trent Klatt's goal with 5:01 to play came 38 seconds after Wayne Gretzky (1-1-2) tied it 3-3. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period but, after a scoreless second period, Russ Courtnall (2-1-3) started a seven-goal third-period flurry to make it 2-2. Lindros made it 3-2 then, after Gretzky and Klatt swapped goals, Rod Brind'Amour scored an insurance goal and Lindros recorded an ENG. Philly scored four third period goals on eight shots. At the 2:08 mark of the first period, Klatt delivered a crushing check to his brother-in-law Ken Gernander which resulted in a concussion and separated shoulder. The former teammates at the University of Minnesota married twin sisters, Kelly and Kirby, who sat togther at the game. "They continued sitting together the rest of the night, but it was an uncomfortable situation." Klatt said afterwards.
May 23, 1997 -- In Game 4,
Eric Lindros' PPG with 6.8 seconds remaining gave Philly a thrilling 3-2 win in NY. It was the latest GWG in Flyers' PO history. Jeff Beukeboom was penalized with a double minor for high-sticking John LeClair who suffered four cuts to the face. When LeClair attempted to return to the ice, referee Kerry Fraser ruled him ineligible because blood was still visible; LeClair then returned to bench, got medical attention, and helped set up the winning goal. Mikael Renberg scored in the first period and the 1-0 lead was maintained even when NY had a 5-on-3 edge midway in the second period with Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins off for slashing, the latter on Wayne Gretzky's wrist (later in the game, Gretzky speared Desjardins which went uncalled). With the game still 1-0, Esa Tikkanen netted his first goal of the series (eighth of the POs), while on the PK. John Druce scored a brilliant SHG with 3:13 to play with Joel Otto in the box. Brian Leetch scored with 2:08 left in regulation, two seconds after Otto's penalty expired. The shots were 42-33 in the Flyers' favor, including 21-10 in the third period. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "We are not out yet. A three-to-one lead is not insurmountable. I think they (the Flyers) are starting to bend." Highlights --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcGDbDBWMj0 and
May 25, 1997 -- In Game 5,
Rod Brind'Amour scored twice leading the Flyers to a 4-2 win and a 4-1 series victory. Brind'Amour scored with 54 seconds left in the opening period to put Philly on top 3-2 then, after a scoreless second period, gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead with a third period goal. Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Eric Lindros (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-1-2) and Chris Therien (0-2-2) all had two points. Ron Hextall made 17 saves. Philly outshot NY 29-19 in the game (8-2 in the second period). The Flyers trailed 2-1 after the opening period, surrendering two PPGs. After the game, Wayne Gretzky said "We got beat fair and square. Yeah, they were bigger. Yeah, they were stronger. Yeah, we're disappointed. It hurts."
: Ron Hextall made 85 saves on 92 shots (.924) and the Flyers' offense was led by Eric Lindros (5-4-9), John LeClair (2-7-9) and Rod Brind'Amour (4-2-6). Wayne Gretzky (4-5-9) led NY and Mike Richter surrendered 19 goals on 126 (.869) shots.
Dec. 5, 1997 --
The teams skated to a 4-4 tie at MSG. Brian Leetch scored the last two goals, both on PPs, as the Rangers rallied from a 4-1 hole. Mike Richter (13 saves, 16 shots) started but was replaced by Jason Muzzatti after the Flyers made the score 3-1. Just 2:19 later, the Flyers made it 4-1 but Muzzatti finished the game making 25 saves on 26 shots. Garth Snow made 27 saves and John LeClair scored twice for the Flyers.
Jan. 22, 1998 --
Garth Snow made 30 saves in Philly's 4-3 road win. John LeClair (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour scored PPGs in the opening period. NY's Pat LaFontaine became the third US-born player to reach 1,000 NHL points.
Feb. 28, 1998 --
Eric Lindros recorded his 500th career point, the fifth fastest in NHL history (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stasty and Mike Bossy) to reach the mark, in Philly's 3-1 win at New York. The game was NY's first under new head coach John Muckler, who replaced Colin Campbell. Pat LaFonaine's PPG was the only score in the first two periods. Trent Klatt evened the game early in the third and then a minute later Lindros scored the eventual GWG that led to his remarkable accomplishment.
Mar. 22, 1998 --
Shjon Podein netted a PPG with 0:21 left in OT in a 5-4 home win. The goal was scored with three seconds remaining on a penalty to Geoff Smith. NY led 2-0 in the first period. With 3:09 to play, Trent Klatt gave Philly a 4-3 lead but Wayne Gretzky (2-1-3), who tied the game 3-3, evened the game at 4-4 with 1:42 to play. NY's Kevin Stevens factored in two important plays: Sean Burke stopped him on a penalty shot and later in the game a NY goal was overturned by replay because Stevens was in the crease. The game was the Rangers' second straight one-goal loss to the teams that made the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals (Detroit won the prior game, 4-3).
Apr. 18, 1998 --
In the Rangers' season finale, UFA Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win at Philly. "I do have a preference. And I've obviously said I'd love to be a New York Ranger and finish my career here," said Richter.
Oct. 9, 1998 --
Alexandre Daigle scored the only goal of the game and JVB made his Flyers' debut with a 20-save shutout in a 1-0 win at MSG. Ulf Sammuelsson punched and bloodied the Flyers' Petr Svoboda but was issued only a minor penalty despite protests. After the game, Svoboda said "One of these days, it's going to be him. It's a long year." In the final moments, Esa Tikkanen had an open net and a loose puck near his skate but couldn't score because he had a broken stick, which he smashed over the net after time expired.
Oct. 24, 1998 --
John LeClair and Rod Brind'Amour scored third period goals in a 2-2 OT tie at Philadelphia. Mike Richter made 35 saves. The Flyers outshot NY 37-13 including an impressive 14-1 in the third period. Eight of NY's shots came in the second period and they were outshot 25-5 in the other periods/OT.
Feb. 28, 1999 --
Petr Nedved's PPG (3-1-4) with 6:28 to play snapped a 5-5 tie and led NY to a 6-5 home win. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP. Adam Graves (2-1-3) scored twice. Wayne Gretzky did not play (injury). The Flyers trailed 5-2 but Daymond Langkow's SHG started a rally. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points.
Mar. 27, 1999 --
Valeri Zelepukin scored two second period goals and John Vanbiesbrouck made 21 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win.to lead Philly to a 3-1 home win. Eric Lindros bloodied Petr Nedved (right eye area) with a high-stick and which resulted in a two-game suspension. The NHL also fined Lindros $86,458 based on the average annual value of his contract.
Apr. 5, 1999 --
Mike Richter made 36 saves and Kevin Stevens (1-1-2) scored 32 seconds into the game as NY prevailed 5-1 at Philly. It was Ron Hextall's last NHL game. The Flyers played without Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Mark Recchi and Eric Desjardins.
Oct. 20, 1999 --
Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and JVB (34 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-0 home win. Eric Lindros delivered a crushing check to Petr Nedved, whose helmet was sent flying, and Todd Harvey, who retaliated, received a bloodied eye in a fight. Earlier in the game, Tim Taylor attempted to check Lindros but the Flyer leveled him to the delight of the home crowd. When Lindros was asked of the ovation, he said "It was pretty interesting in the stands, too," of the many fights in the crowd.
Oct. 22, 1999 --
JVB recorded his 37th career shutout by making 20 saves in Philly's 2-0 win at MSG. It was his second shutout of NY in three nights. NY ended the game without a goal in the last 174:31. Ulf Samuelsson made his Flyers' debut.
Feb. 20, 2000 --
JVB made 30 saves and Mikael Renberg and John LeClair scored third period goals in Philly's 3-2 win at NY. LeClair reached the 30th goal mark for the fifth straight season. Vanbiesbrouck had shut out the Rangers in the teams' two previous meetings this season and stopped all 54 shots he faced. Craig Ramsey replaced Roger Neilson (treatment for rare form of bone marrow cancer) as Flyers' coach for the rest of the season.
Mar. 18, 2000 --
Kirk McLean made 26 saves and Mathieu Schneider snapped a 2-2 tie in NYs 3-2 win at Philly. Simon Gagne and Valeri Kamensky twice alternated goals in the first period.
Apr. 9, 2000 --
Mark Recchi and Daymond Langkow each had a goal and an assist and Brian Boucher made 15 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NY. With 105 points, the Flyers captured the division title in the season finale. The Flyers outshot NY 40-16.
Oct. 24, 2000 --
Without Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Lindros and on a 0-5-2 skid, the Flyers won 5-4 at MSG. Keith Primeau (1-1-2) scored 12 seconds into the game and the Flyers led 3-0 at the 17:25 mark while out-shooting NY 11-1 (13-2 in the first). NY outshot Philly 23-6 covering the last two periods including 13-2 in the third. Brian Boucher made 21 saves and Simon Gagne had three assists.
Oct. 26, 2000 --
Brian Boucher, who had a 4.52 GAA in his first six games of the season, made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout at Philly. Michal Sykora scored his first goal in nearly two years and his first as a Flyer to give Philly a 1-0 lead after two periods.
Jan. 13, 2001 --
Theo Fleury scored 2:46 into OT, after tying the game with 2:52 left in regulation, to lead NY to a 4-3 win in MSG. Fleury also assisted on the first two goals (2-2-4) for a four-point effort. Mike Richter made 31 saves.
Feb. 25, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 31 stops and Mark Recchi scored with 5:19 to play in Philly's 2-1 home win. NY outshot the Flyers 18-4 in the third period but the only goal was the winner by Recchi who, along with Mark Greig, factored in both goals. The Flyers were absent John LeClair, Eric Lindros, Simon Gagné, Rick Tocchet and Justin Williams. Kirk mcLean started for NY in place of the injured Mike Richter. NY held a 32-21 shots advantage.
Mar. 17, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves and Dan McGillis' PPG with 0:22 left in the second period lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win. Guy Hebert was replaced after the second period due to a groin pull and replaced by Kirk McLean.
Aug 20, 2001 --
Eric Lindros was traded to the Rangers for Kim Johnsson, Jan Havac, Pavel Brendl and NY's 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in the 2003 Draft.
Nov. 14, 2001 --
Eric Lindros made his first appearance against the Flyers and opened the scoring 16:52 into the first period, Mike Richter made 40 saves and Theo Fleury snapped a 2-2 third period tie in NY's 4-2 home win. Said Lindros ''It was electric. It certainly felt good to know the Garden was alive. I obviously wanted to be on the winning side tonight. It was special. It felt good after the game.'' Rangers' GM Glen Sather said ''I loved the fact that Rangers fans were pouring beer on Flyers fans. It was old-time hockey. There was some emotion in the building. It was terrific.'' Mike Richter said ''Our team is playing better, and I think people are starting to take notice. They're just into it more. There were a few Philly fans and a couple of brawls in the stands. It was just a great game to be a part of.''
Jan., 12, 2002 --
In Eric Lindros' first appearance in Philadelphia as an opponent, the Flyers recorded a 4-2 win with Kim Johnsson scoring the GWG. Johnsson (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (0-2-2) each had two points. The game nearly had a pregame melee. Bryan Berard, who scored and assisted on NY's two goals, was ejected with 40.7 seconds remaining when he leveled Jeremy Roenick after J.R. punched Radek Dvorak. Berard said that he thought the play was "gutless" and "that is J.R.'s hockey." Roenick said ''That was a stand-up play by Bryan Berard to defend his player like that. But he's got to tell his own player to stand behind his words. I've been in this league a long time and I've accomplished a lot of things and I'm going to demand some respect. If he wants to yap at me, especially with 40 seconds left, he's got to expect repercussions.'' Berard gave NY a 1-0 lead then Roenick tied it. Dvorak tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. After the game, Lindros said ''I didn't feel real comfortable until halfway through the second period. When you step into a building that you played in for many years, there are a lot of things going through your mind.'' Lindros finished with three shots on goal in 21:18 of ice time. Luke Richardson beat Matthew Barnaby in a fight --
. Todd Fedoruk-Steve McKenna --
Donald Brashear-Sandy McCarthy --
Mar. 2, 2002 --
Eric Lindros of NY and Simon Gagne of Philly exchanged hat tricks in NY's 6-5 home win. Lindros completed the hat trick at the 2:12 mark of the second period. Mike York and Brian Leetch each had three assists. Mike Richter made 26 saves. With the Flyers trailing 4-0, Gagne scored the next two goals and the Philly had a 5-minute PP advantage when Tomas Kloucek was ejected for kneeing Ruslan Fedotenko; however, the Rangers scored a SHG to pull ahead 5-2. The Flyers closed the gap to 5-4 with two early third period goals but Dave Karpa scored to make it 6-4. Gagne completed his hat trick with 7:05 to play, the game's final goal. After giving up Lindros' first goal, Roman Cechmanek picked up two minors within 25 seconds of each other in the opening period then suffered a right ankle injured and was removed 12:50 into the game; he did not return until April 1. Brian Boucher gave up five goals on 20 shots. Lindros and Keith Primeau were issued unsportsmanlike minors in the first period for head-butting. Donald Brashear fought Matthew Barnaby --
Mar. 27, 2002 --
Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 win in NY. Justin Williams scored in the first period and the Flyers led the rest of the game. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) factored in both NY goals.
Apr. 13, 2002 --
The Flyers clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 2-1 home win. Mark Recchi (1-1-2), who made it 2-0 with a goal in the third period, and Adam Oates (1-1-2) each had two points. The Flyers held a 46-20 shots advantage including 26-9 in the first 40 minutes. Dan Blackburn of NY made 43 saves. Eric Lindros played as an opponent in Philadelphia for the second time in his career. Donald Brashear and Dale Purinton fought --
Oct. 1, 2002 --
In a preseason game won 5-3 by the Flyers, the teams battled to many fights including Donald Brashear split Sandy McCarthy's helmet --
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. Later, Dale Purinton was ejected for jumping Brashear from behind. There were 38 penalties and 138 PIMs, including nine major penalties and seven misconducts. Chris Therien and Matthew Barnaby were also tossed for fighting. Krystof Oliwa fought both Brashear and Todd Fedoruk.
Dec. 5, 2002 --
Michal Handzus became the second player (both times against the NYR) in NHL regular season history to score a GWG on a penalty shot in OT and the Flyers won 3-2 with 0:37 to play. Said Tom Poti, who was whistled for the minor leading to the GWG, "No way that should have been a penalty shot. He dived a bit. Maybe I deserved a hooking penalty. I guess the ref wanted to decide the game and he was successful in doing so." Roman Cechmanek picked up the win as he made 24 saves including a sensational stop when Petr Nedved and Pavel Bure had a 2-on-1 moments before the GWG. NY's Eric Lindros tied the score 2-2 in the second period on a 55-footer. Dan Blackburn made 32 saves.
Jan. 18, 2003 --
Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and Keith Primeau scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Michal Handzus scored the GWG with 5:04 to play.
Feb. 8, 2003 --
Sami Kapanen made his Flyers' debut and snapped a personal 14-game goal-scoring drought with a third period PPG in Philly's 2-1 home win. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. The Flyers won for the fifth straight time in this series. Kapanen's GWG came 4:44 into the third period and he became the fifth Flyer that season to score in his debut. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. All three goals were on the PP.
Mar. 7, 2003 --
NY led 4-0 in the opening period en route to a 5-1 home win. Mike Dunham made 34 saves. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) and Radek Dvorak (0-3-3) led the offense. Roman Cechmanek was replaced at the 9:06 mark with the Flyers down 3-0. Simon Gagne returned to the lineup after missing 13 games but suffered a relapse of a groin injury and missed the next 13 games.
Mar. 22, 2003 --
Dan Blackburn was a perfect 28-for-28 in relief of the injured Mike Dunham (pulled hamstring) and Petr Nedved scored with 3:12 to play in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Claude Lapointe scored for the Flyers and ended Dunham's career-best shutout streak at 144:47. The Flyers held a 35-19 shots advantage including 15-4 in the last period.
Nov. 8, 2003 --
Marcus Ragnarsson scored 1:01 into OT giving Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Jeff Hackett made 21 saves. Tony Amonte (1-1-2) evened the game in the opening minute of the third period. Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) added two assists. Mike Dunham made 30 saves for NY. Philly held a 32-22 shots advantage including 23-9 covering the last 41:01 minutes.
Jan. 22, 2004 --
Robert Esche made 23 saves and five Flyers had two points in a 4-2 win at NY. Simon Gagne had the eventual GWG 44 seconds after Brian Leetch evened the game 2-2 late in the middle period. NY's Eric Lindros was absent due to the flu. Mike Dunham (17 saves, 20 shots) was injured and replaced by Jussi Markanen (6 saves, 7 shots).
Feb. 12, 2004 --
Philly won 2-1 at MSG on goals from Simon Gagne and Sami Kapanen while Sean Burke, acquired due to injuries to Jeff Hackett and Robert Esche, made 26 saves in his return to the Flyers. However, the victory was costly as Jeremy Roenick suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a Boris Mironov slapshot and was knocked unconscious with blood oozing from his mouth. Roenick, who lay motionless for several minutes, got up and as he left the ice clutching a towel to his face, waved to the fans, who gave him an ovation; he missed the next 19 games. Afterwards, an appreciative Roenick said "I thought the next morning that if I did retire, what a way to go out. Getting a standing O from (bleeping) Rangers' fans. It was one of the best feelings in the world. Then, 32 seconds later Keith Primeau was helped off the ice after he collided with Bobby Holik, in a play that head coach Ken Hitchcock thought was intentional on Holik's part; Primeau missed the next 21 games with a concussion.
Feb. 14, 2004 --
Patrick Sharp scored twice and Kim Johnsson had three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Sharp played as a replacement for the injured Jeremy Roenick. "Sharp is a smart player. He is a guy that knows how to play his position. I don't think that it's any accident that he continues to block shots in the defensive zone," said Ken Hitchcock. Sean Burke stopped 25 shots to get his 300th career win. Mike Dunham gave up six goals on 18 shots before being replaced after two periods. Multiple fighting majors were issued late in the game, 112 PIMs in the third period, and the Flyers received 76 of the 130 game PIMs.
Mar. 8, 2004 --
Vladimir Malakhov was traded to the Flyers for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Atlanta which selected Ondrej Pavelec) in the 2005 Entry Draft.
Mar. 20, 2004 --
Robert Esche, the game's top star, made 24 stops in Philly's 3-0 home win. Claude Lapointe and Simon Gagne scored first period goals and Mattias Timander added an ENG. Kim Johnsson played over 26 minutes and was named the game's second star. It was the Flyers 10th win in the last 12 games in this series.
Mar. 27, 2004 --
Stephen Valiquette made 39 saves, including 21-for-21 in the third period, in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 21-6 shots advantage in the third period. Sean Burke replaced Robert Esche who was pulled when he gave up three goals on 12 shots. Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) had two points.
Oct. 5, 2005 --
In the first regular season game post-lockout, Jaroimir Jagr (2-1-3) led NY to a 5-3 win in Philly. The Flyers led 3-1 late in the second period. NY scored three times in the third period. Peter Forsberg had two assists in his Flyers' debut. Mike Richards, who made his NHL debut, scored off Kevin Weekes. Robert Esche stopped a penalty shot attempt by Michael Nylander.
Jan. 5, 2006 --
Simon Gagne scored seven seconds into OT, the second fastest OT goal in NHL regular season history, lifting the Flyers to a 4-3 win at NY (Mats Sundin scored six seconds into Toronto's 12/30/95 win at St. Louis). Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves and Freddy Meyer and Kim Johnsson each scored and had an assist. Kevin Weekes, who made 19 saves on 23 shots, gave a goal on the first shot he faced then after Brian Savage scored Rangers fans chanted "We Want (Henrik) Lundqvist." Martin Straka scored twice for NY.
Jan 30, 2006 --
Joni Pitkanen's second goal of the game, 1:28 into OT, capped a rally in a 3-2 OT win at NY. Pitkanen's first goal came 10:18 into the third period followed by the tying goal by Mike Richards with 1:38 to play in regulation. Richards also assisted on the GWG. Martin Rucinsky put NY ahead 2-0 8:22 into the third period. Robert Esche made 28 saves. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots.
Feb. 4, 2006 --
Joni Pitkanen was whistled for tripping as time expired in regulation leading to a Jaromir Jagr PPG in OT and a 4-3 Rangers' win in Philly. Petr Sykora evened the game with 41.1 seconds left in the third period on a twice-deflected shot that hit off his helmet. On the tripping call, Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcock said ''He (Pitkanen) had to take that penalty. Straka had him beat.'' The Flyers played without Peter Forsberg, Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins and Kim Johnsson; Petr Nedved suffered a groin injury during the game and Chris Therien suffered a career-ending concussion. Donald Brashear belted Colton Orr --
Mar. 2, 2006 --
Kevin Weekes made 36 saves and Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) had three PP points in NY's 6-1 win at Philly. Jagr scored consecutive PPGs in a span of 1:31 in the second period which led to the removal of Robert Esche (4 saves, 7 shots) for Antero Niittymaki (16/19) with Philly down 3-0. NY went 4-for-6 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-9. Donald Brashear picked up 35 PIMs in the game --
Mar. 22, 2006 --
The Flyers' PP went 3-for-5 in a 6-3 win at NY in a battle for division supremacy. Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Michal Handzus (1-1-2) scored during a 5-minute PP awarded when Ryan Hollweg was ejected and eventually suspended three games for a check-from-behind on R.J. Umberger with 3:17 left in the opening period. Handzus's goal came with one second left in the first period and gave Philly a 3-2 lead. Jaromir Jagr (3-0-3) scored each NY goal and Martin Rucinsky (0-3-3) assisted on each. Jagr and Knuble accounted for the first four goals. Jeff Carter made it 5-3 in the third period. Simon Gagne (1-1-2) had two points. Robert Esche made 20 saves.
Apr. 4, 2006 --
Michael Nylander (1-1-2) scored in regulation and the shootout in NY's 3-2 home win. NY won the SO 2-1 and clinched the team's first PO berth since 1997. NY held a 40-23 shots advantage including 22-9 covering the third period and OT. Kevin Weekes made 21 saves. Robert Esche made 38 stops. Denis Gauthier nailed Martin Straka --
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Apr. 15, 2006 --
Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Mike Knuble and Niko Dimitrakos scored in the first period as the Flyers held a 15-3 shots advantage. R.J. Umberger (1-1-2), Jeff Carter (0-2-2), who was named the game's top star with two impressive passes that led to goals, and Freddy Meyer (0-2-2) had 2-point games. Petr Nedved made it 4-0 and also won 12 of 15 faceoffs. After Ryan Hollweg ran Peter Forsberg, Donald Brashear responded and was issued a game-misconduct late in the third period. Prior to the game, the Flyers held their annual team awards ceremony.
Oct. 7, 2006 --
The teams set an NHL record with 25 straight shootout misses until Marcel Hossa scored in the 13th round giving NY a 5-4 win in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in addition to 13-for-13 in the shootout. Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves in addition to 12-for-13 in the shootout. Michael Nylander led NY with three (1-2-3) points. Simon Gagne had two goals and Joni Pitkanen had three assists for Philly. Remaining shooters for Philly included four defenseman and Boyd Kane while five d-men remained for NY. Game summary:
Oct. 10, 2006 --
Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Antero Niittymaki (25 saves) led the Flyers' 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers held a 10-2 shots edge after one period but NY outshot Philly 25-14 the rest of the game.
Dec. 12, 2006 --
Jarkko Immonen and Mark Cullen each had a goal and an assist in NY's 3-1 win at Philly. Kevin Weekes made 15 saves. Jaromir Jagr had 11 shots on goal, the 14th time he reached double figures during a regular season game. Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves.
Jan. 4, 2007 --
Martin Straka scored in each period for his sixth NHL hat trick in NY's 3-2 home win. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves.
Jan. 27, 2007 --
Jason Krog, claimed off waivers 15 days earlier, scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period of NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Robert Esche made 33 saves and was 17-for-17 in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves for the win.
Feb. 17, 2007 --
Antero Niittymaki made 40 saves (21-for-23 in the third period) and five Flyers scored in Philly's 5-3 win at NY. Geoff Sanderson and Simon Gagne each had a goal and an assist. R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal, a SHG in the opening period. Henrik Lundqvist was chased after the second period. The Flyers' PK was 8-of-9. Mike Knuble and Brendan Shanahan collided in the third period; Knuble suffered a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone while Shanahan was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. --
-- Scottie Upshall scored in his first Flyers' game --
; Among the fights was Mike Richards-Sean Avery --
; After the game, Avery got into a shouting match with Flyers' assistant coach Craig Berube.
Mar. 21, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves and Sean Avery scored twice in NY's 5-0 home win. Brendan Shanahan picked up two assists in his first game since the February 17 injury. Todd Fedoruk was carted off the ice after a fight with Colton Orr 21 seconds into the game --
Mar. 31, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist (33 saves), Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) and Michael Nylander (0-3-3) led NY to a 6-4 win in Philly. Martin Biron was replaced after giving up five goals on 22 shots for Antero Niittymaki. Ben Eager scored twice for Philly.
Nov. 5, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist (30 saves) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-0 home win. NY held a 45-30 shots advantage. Martin Biron made 43 saves including 21-for-22 in the first period. NY's two goals came in the final minute of the first period and with 3:21 left in the third period. Mike Richards fought Sean Avery --
and Riley Cote and Jason Strudwick battled --
Nov. 15, 2007 --
Brendan Shananhan, who scored in regulation, had the only goal in the shootout as NY won 4-3 in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in addition to saving Scottie Upshall's bid to tie the shootout. Sean Avery and Scott Gomez each had two assists. The Flyers' Denis Tolpeko (1-1-2) evened the game 3-3 in the third period and was named the game's third star. Riley Cote fought Colton Orr --
Jan. 10, 2008 --
Scott Hartnell (3-0-3) scored a natural hat trick, the first put Philly ahead 3-2, and Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves in a 6-2 win at NY. Mike Richards (0-3-3) had three points. NY held a 41-30 shots advantage including 17-8 in the third period. Ryan Hollweg scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead after one period. Philly went 3-for-7 on the PP and killed all seven NY PPs.
Jan. 31, 2008 --
Stephen Valiquette earned his first career shutout as he made 20 saves in NY's 4-0 win in Philly. Antero Niittymaki was removed prior to the 22-minute mark with the Flyers down by four goals. Martin Biron finished and was 15-for-15. Nigel Dawes had the GWG and Chris Drury added two (1-1-2) points.
Feb. 9, 2008 --
Stephen Valiquette recorded his second straight shutout in this series, stopping 31 shots, in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. NY won in Philly for the 11th time in the last 12 games. Multiple fighting majors in the second period and Steve Downie's skate accidentally bloodied linesman Pat Dapuzzo. While Dapuzzo was helped off the ice, Downie-Fedor Tyutin, Riley Cote-Colton Orr and Jim Dowd-Ryan Hollweg all clashed. After the period ended, Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky battled --
Mar. 2, 2008 --
Brendan Shanahan and Nigel Dawes scored the only shootout goals in NY's 5-4 home win. Jeff Carter scored twice for the Flyers. Martin Biron was a perfect 21-for-21 in relief of Antero Niittymaki (10-for-14) in 43:09 minutes but surrendered the two shootout goals. Stephen Valiquette (17 saves, 18 shots) relieved Henrik Lundqvist (5 saves, 8 shots) in 44:47 prior to the shootout.
Mar. 21, 2008 --
Martin Biron made 23 saves and Danny Briere scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout win in Philly. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter scored shootout goals while the Rangers went 0-for-2. The Flyers led 2-0 with less than seven minutes to play in regulation but Jaromir Jagr scored with under two minutes remianing to even the score 3-3. Shootout --
Mar. 25, 2008 --
Mike Richards scored at 2:16 of OT to give Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Danny Briere added his 30th goal of the season and Martin Biron made 31 saves. On the winning goal, Jason Smith found Richards with a perfect pass from the Flyers’ defensive zone after a turnover from Sean Avery. Richards raced in on net with NY d-man Marek Malik covering him, but managed to lift a backhand past Henrik Lundqvist. Highlights --
Oct. 11, 2008 --
NY improved to 4-0-0 for the third time in team history after a 4-3 win in Philly's season opener. NY led 4-0 in the first period as Nikolai Zherdev and Blair Betts each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers rallied to get withing one goal in the third period but failed on a 90-second 5-on-3 PP late in the game. Martin Biron was replaced near the 17-minute mark and Philly down 4-0 for Antero Niittymaki who stopped all 13 shots he faced in about 43 minutes. Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky fought (
Feb. 15, 2009 --
Mike Richards' record-setting performance, Martin Biron's 35 saves and Claude Giroux's three points (1-2-3) led Philly to a 5-2 road win. Richards became the first player in NHL history to score three career SHGs with his team down two men. That goal began a barrage of four goals in the first nine minutes of the second period which gave Philly a 5-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist was replaced with NY down 4-0.
Mar. 14, 2009 --
Martin Biron (39 saves) and Arron Asham (two goals) led the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. Flyers' head coach John Stevens, who won for the 100th time, said afterwards "Marty was terrific. It was probably his best performance of the year." Braydon Coburn had ten hits. Riley Cote-Colton Orr --
Mar. 15, 2009 --
Sean Avery (two PPGs) and Henrik Lundqvist (24 saves) led NY to a 4-1 home win. NY went 3-for-9 on the PP. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 9, 2009 --
Henrik Lundqvist (37 saves) and Ryan Callahan (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-1 home win. Scott Gomez won 17 of 22 faceoffs. NY scored 52 seconds into the game and led 2-0 after the opening period.
Apr. 12, 2009 --
The Flyers suffered a costly 4-3 defeat in the regular season finale played in Philly. In a mainly meaningless game for NY, the Rangers rallied from a 3-2 third period deficit with a pair of goals by Sean Avery and Blair Betts. The Flyers needed a point to reach 100 and achieve home-ice in the opening playoff round as the fourth seed. Brandon Dubinsky (2-0-2) scored two goals for his first multi-goal game and his second goal (both in the first period) ended Philly's season-long streak of not allowing a SHG. The Flyers' streak of 103 straight games without surrendering a short-handed goal was the longest since Montreal went 122 games from March 1975 to November 1976.
Dec. 19, 2009 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and Artem Anisimov snapped a 1-1 tie to lead NY to a 2-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 16-5 shots advantage in the third period. The game was played in front of a sparse crowd due to a blizzard which struck the area. The Flyers fell to 3-12-1 in the last 16 games.
Dec. 30, 2009 --
Simon Gagne (3-1-4) became the third visiting player (also Mario Lemieux and Peter Bondra) to record a second hat trick at the current MSG and Michael Leighton made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-0 shutout win at NY. It was the largest regular season margin of victory in a shutout for either team in this series. Gagne scored the game's last three goals including two in the second period when the Flyers out-shot NY 18-5 (31-22 in the game). Blair Betts scored 54 seconds into the game. Henrik Lundqvist was removed after surrendering three goals in one period and replaced by Chad Johnson. Highlights --
Jan. 21, 2010 --
Ray Emery recorded his 10th career shutout by making 24 saves and James van Riemsdyk and Mike Richards both scored in a 2-0 home win. Richards' goal came on the PP with 2.5 seconds left in the second period. A controversial fight involving Dan Carcillo and Marian Gaborik led to a post-game outburst by NYR's head coach John Tortorella who said "(Carcillo's) a brave guy. There's no honor in that. I don't play the game, I don't wear the uniform, I don't want to say too much about it, but there's simply no honor in that." Game highlights --
Mar. 14, 2010 --
Sean Avery scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. NY trailed 1-0 after the first period but scored twice in the opening five minutes of the second period then added a late third period goal.
Apr. 9, 2010 --
Facing elimination, NY recorded a 4-3 home win. Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves and Marian Gaborik (1-1-2) scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:06 left in the second period. The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 deficit. The third period was scoreless. Jody Shelley, in his 56th game, scored his first goal of the season. Mike Richards had two goals.
Apr 11, 2010 --
In perhaps the most important regular season game in team history, with both squads fully aware that the victorious team would make the playoffs while the loser would be eliminated, the Flyers recorded a stunning 2-1 shootout win at home when Claude Giroux snapped a tie followed by Brian Boucher's stop against Olli Jokinen. In the first round of the shootout, the Flyers led 1-0 when Danny Briere scored and Erik Christensen failed. In the second round, Mike Richards missed but P.A. Parenteau scored setting up the dramatics with the historic final round. Pregame ceremonies included the annual team awards, the unique version of "God Bless America" and a video message which read "Today we clinch!" A tenacious and energetic crowd roared to deafening levels at various junctures of the game. Jody Shelley, in his 57th game, scored his second goal of the season, both this weekend, to give NY a 1-0 lead 3:27 into the game. Henrik Lundqvist's superb play helped preserve the lead as Philly held an 18-4 shots advantage after one and 30-13 through two periods. Matt Carle's PPG finally got Philly on the board 6:54 into the third period with Parenteau in the box. Boucher made 24 saves. "Hopefully we can do something with our lifeline here and use the excitement and euphoria from this win and from our last little stretch of games here to propel us and do good things here in the playoffs," Chris Pronger said. Highlights --
Nov 4, 2010 --
Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves and three Flyers scored in the second period en route to a 4-1 home win. Ex-Rangers' Blair Betts and Nikolay Zherdev scored consecutive goals that gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Mike Richards, off a splended feed by Claude Giroux (
) and Chris Pronger scored PPGs. Brandon Dubinsky's PPG gave NY a 1-0 lead. Jody Shelley and Derek Boogaard fought in the second period (
) and Dan Carcillo and Brandon Prust scraped in the third period (
) . Highlights --
Dec 18, 2010 --
Nikolay Zherdev scored twice and Brian Boucher made 24 saves helping the Flyers improve their NHL-best record to 22-7-5 with a 4-1 home win. Mike Richards' terrific feed to a breaking Zherdev snapped a scoreless tie near the game's midway point. Zherdev's goal came seven seconds after his minor penalty expired. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods then extended the lead to 2-0 before NY scored. Jeff Carter won 13 of 17 faceoffs. Philly held a 39-25 shots advantage including 13-6 in the third period. Chris Pronger missed his first game due to foot surgery. The Flyers completed an impressive streak of four straight wins against top opponents (Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and the Rangers) and were 10-1-3 in the last 14 games. Boucher improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven starts with a 1.66 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Highlights --
Jan 16, 2011 --
at NYR 7:00 PM (ET)
Feb 20, 2011 --
at NYR (time TBD)
Mar 6, 2011 --
at NYR (time TBD)
Apr 3, 2011 --
at Philadelphia 3:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
Dec 20, 2010
FS-F (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Dec 28, 2010
TSN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Dec 30, 2010
CSN-PH (HD), FS-W (HD)
Dec 31, 2010
TCN-PH (HD), PRIME (HD)
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