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#40: Flyers @ Devils - Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 - 7:00 PM (ET)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (24-10-5, 12-4-3 away ) vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (10-26-2, 6-11-2 home)


11 Blair Betts 6' 3" 210 Feb 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
13 Dan Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 London, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
14 Ian Laperriere 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
22 Ville Leino 6' 1" 190 Oct 6, 1983 Savonlinna, FIN
15 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 Vienna, AUT
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 Kenora, ON, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
21 James van Riemsdyk 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
93 Nikolay Zherdev 6' 2" 203 Nov 5, 1984 Kiev, UKR

3 Oskars Bartulis 6' 2" 184 Jan 21, 1987 Ogre, LVA
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 Povazska Bystrica, SVK
6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 237 Oct 13, 1971 Ottawa, ON, CAN
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
26 Danny Syvret 5' 11" 203 Jun 13, 1985 Millgrove, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN
8 Matt Walker 6' 4" 215 Apr 7, 1980 Beaverlodge, AB, CAN

35 Sergei Bobrovsky 6' 2" 190 Sep 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 200 Jan 2, 1977 Woonsocket, RI, USA

Left WingCenter Right Wing
21 - James van Riemsdyk 18 - Mike Richards 15 - Andreas Nodl
19 - Scott Hartnell 48 - Danny Briere 22 - Ville Leino
28 - Claude Giroux 17 - Jeff Carter 36 - Darroll Powe
13 - Dan Carcillo11 - Blair Betts45- Jody Shelley

Pairing Pairing
41 - Andrej Meszaros 25 - Matt Carle
44 - Kimmo Timonen 5 - Braydon Coburn
3 - Oskars Bartulis 6 - Sean O’Donnell

Goalies: (Boucher is the likely starter)
Goalie Goalie
35 - Sergei Bobrovsky 33 - Brian Boucher

PlayerReason Status
Laperriere post-concussion syndrome LTIR; out indefinitely
Pronger surgery, right foot, Dec. 17 re-evaluated Jan. 12
Syvret healthy available
Walker surgery, left hip, Dec. 16LTIR; out 6-8 weeks
Zherdev lower body will not play


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Brian Rolston Patrick Elias Dainius Zubrus
Ilya Kovalchuk Travis Zajac Nick Palmieri
Vladimir ZharkovJason ArnottAdam Mair
Rod Pelley Tim Sestito David Clarkson

Pairing Pairing
Colin White Henrik Tallinder
Andy Greene Anton Volchenkov
Mark Fraser Anssi Salmela

Goalies: (Hedberg is the probable starter)
Goalie Goalie
Martin Brodeur Johan Hedberg

PlayerReason Status
Matt Corrente healthy available
Jacob Josefson surgery, torn ligaments in handdoubtful
Jamie Langenbrunner possible trade will not play
Zach Parise arthroscopic right knee surgery injured reserve
Bryce Salvador concussion injured reserve
Matt Taorminahigh left ankle sprain injured reserve
Mattias Tedenby healthy will not play
Dainius Zubrus lower body, possibly footcould replace Langenbrunner

25 Jason Arnott 6' 5" 220 Oct 11, 1974 Collingwood, ON, CAN
23 David Clarkson 6' 1" 200 Mar 31, 1984 Toronto, ON, CAN
26 Patrik Elias "A" 6' 1" 195 Apr 13, 1976 Trebic, CZE
16 Jacob Josefson 6' 1" 190 Mar 2, 1991 Stockholm, SWE
17 Ilya Kovalchuk "A" 6' 3" 230 Apr 15, 1983 Tver, RUS
15 Jamie Langenbrunner "C" 6' 1" 205 Jul 24, 1975 Cloquet, MN, USA
11 Adam Mair 6' 1" 208 Feb 15, 1979 Hamilton, ON, CAN
32 Nick Palmieri 6' 3" 220 Jul 12, 1989 Utica, NY, USA
9 Zach Parise "A" 5' 11" 195 Jul 28, 1984 Minneapolis, MN, USA
10 Rod Pelley 5' 11" 195 Sep 1, 1984 Kitimat, BC, CAN
12 Brian Rolston 6' 2" 215 Feb 21, 1973 Flint, MI, USA
14 Tim Sestito 5' 11" 195 Aug 28, 1984 Rome, NY, USA
21 Mattias Tedenby 5' 10" 175 Feb 21, 1990 Vetlanda, SWE
19 Travis Zajac 6' 3" 200 May 13, 1985 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
18 Vladimir Zharkov 6' 1" 205 Jan 10, 1988 Elektrostal, RUS
8 Dainius Zubrus 6' 5" 225 Jun 16, 1978 Elektrenai, LTU

22 Matthew Corrente 6' 0" 205 Mar 17, 1988 Mississauga, ON, CAN
2 Mark Fraser 6' 3" 220 Sep 29, 1986 Ottawa, ON, CAN
6 Andy Greene 5' 11" 190 Oct 30, 1982 Trenton, MI, USA
33 Anssi Salmela 6' 1" 200 Aug 13, 1984 Nokia, FIN
24 Bryce Salvador 6' 3" 215 Feb 11, 1976 Brandon, MB, CAN
7 Henrik Tallinder 6' 4" 210 Jan 10, 1979 Stockholm, SWE
20 Matt Taormina 5' 10" 185 Oct 20, 1986 Warren, MI, USA
28 Anton Volchenkov 6' 1" 225 Feb 25, 1982 Moscow, RUS
5 Colin White 6' 4" 215 Dec 12, 1977 New Glasgow, NS, CAN

30 Martin Brodeur 6' 2" 215 May 6, 1972 Montreal, QC, CAN
1 Johan Hedberg 6' 0" 190 May 5, 1973 Leksand, SWE

DEVILS' STATS: SERIES HISTORY: (through four games this season)
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against this franchise is 101-80-18-9 including 64-27-10-4 at home and 37-53-8-5 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. New Jersey is 73-76-15-9 including 47-27-9-4 at home and 26-49-6-5 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. Kansas City was 9-0-1-0 including 5-0-0-0 at home and 4-0-1-0 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record vs. Colorado was 19-4-2-0 including 12-0-1-0 at home and 7-4-1-0 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-OTL record is 12-2-3 in the last 17 regular season games.
  • The Flyers' W-L-OTL record is 8-0-1 in the last nine regular season home games.
  • The Flyers' W-L-OTL record is 4-11-5 in the last 20 regular season road games.
  • The Flyers are 4-10 in OTs and 0-5 in SOs in the last 19 regular season games decided in an OT or SO.
  • The Flyers are 15-10 (7-6 home, 8-4 away) in five PO series and 25 games (won 1978, 2004 and 2010, lost 1995 and 2000).

  • Oct. 13, 1974 -- In the first meeting between the Flyers and Kansas City Scouts, Andre Dupont's third period goal gave Philly a 3-2 home win. Bill Barber tied the score with 14 seconds left in the second period. Bob Kelly scored the first goal in this series. Simon Nolet, a member of the 1974 Flyers' Cup Champs who was claimed by Kansas City in the Expansion Draft, gave the Scouts a 2-1 lead and received a loud ovation from the Spectrum crowd to which he said "I never thought they would do that for me." The start was delayed 35 minutes when a curtain inside the arena caught fire requiring the presence of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the evacuation of several patrons.
  • Dec. 1, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke (1-4-5) recorded his second consecutive five-point game and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in Philly's 10-0 home win. Terry Crisp (0-3-3), Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) chipped in. Philly scored five goals in the first period and four in the second period. The Scouts' Pete McDuffe gave up ten 10 goals on 47 shots.
  • Dec. 6, 1974 -- The squads met in Kansas City for the first time and finished in a 3-3 tie. It was the only point the Scouts would earn in this series in 10 games (9-0-1). Randy Rota scored twice in the middle period to give KC a 3-2 lead. Reggie Leach scored in the third period for Philly which evened the game at 3. Lynn Powis, who scored a goal, fought Andre Dupont.

  • Jan. 14, 1975 -- Philly scored three times in the opening 11:55 in a 6-4 win at Kansas City. Gary Dornhoefer, who assisted on the three goals, had four points (1-3-4). Joe Watson scored with 35 seconds left in the middle period to put Philly up 4-2. Orest Kindrachuk (1-2-3) had three points.
  • Mar. 1, 1975 -- Wayne Stephenson recorded a 16-save shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 win at Kansas City. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had the GWG in the closing minute of the first period. Philly outshot the Scouts 45-16, including 20-2 in the middle period but they failed to score. Peter McDuffe had 42 saves in a losing effort. Dave Schultz and Brent Hughes fought.
  • Nov. 2, 1975 -- The Flyers scored six times in the second period en route to a 10-0 demolition of Kansas City in Philly. The Flyers held a 51-19 shots advantage including 23-5 in the middle period. Wayne Stephenson had the shutout. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Dave Schultz (1-2-3) had 3-point efforts.

  • Jan. 1, 1976 -- Bobby Taylor made 37 stops in his season debut backing Philly to a 4-2 win at Kansas City. Bill Barber scored an ENG with the Flyers killing a 6-on-3 (goalie Dennis Herron was pulled). After the game Scouts' head coach Bep Guidolin said in response to the Flyers' minors "They are a bunch of hatchets. They are trying to kill someone." The Flyers were penalized six times in the third period to one for Kansas City.
  • Jan. 17, 1976 -- Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) led Philly to a 7-1 win at Kansas City, sending the Scouts to a ninth straight defeat. Dave Schultz (1-2-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Don Saleski (2-0-2), Andre Dupont (0-2-2) and Terry Crisp (0-2-2) also had multi-point games.
  • Mar. 4, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and Dave Schultz scored twice as Philly won 6-1 at Kansas City. The Flyers led 3-0 and scored the last three goals of the game. The LCB Line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill barber surpassed the great Detroit Red Wings' line of Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio as the fourth highest goal scoring line in an NHL season (they eventually would become the top all-time unit at season's end).
  • Mar. 7, 1976 -- Reggie Leach (1-1-2) had 12 shots on net as Philly won at home 4-1. The Flyers held a 51-23 shots advantage. The Flyers were 5-0-0 and out-scored the Scouts 30-3 in the five times the teams met in Philly.
  • Oct. 24, 1976 -- Rick MacLeish scored a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 25 saves in Philly's 5-3 home win. It was the first meeting between the teams since Kansas City moved to Colorado. Philly built a 3-0 lead but the Rockies scored three straight, including two by Wilf Paiement, to make it 3-3.. MacLeish completed the hat trick with the GWG.
  • Nov. 26, 1976 -- The Flyers won 4-2 as Bernie Parent made 34 saves in Philly's first trip to Colorado. Philly scored three times in a 4:02 span of the second period to take a 3-0 lead and then Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) added an ENG with 17 seconds to play. Bill Collins (1-1-2) scored the only goal of his 9-game Flyers' career (played in almost 800 NHL games). It was the Flyers' first road win of 1976-77 as they began 0-5-3.
  • Dec. 19, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each scored twice in Philly's 4-3 home win. Clarke's PPG snapped a 3-3 tie in the second period. The Flyers had two PPGs and a SHG. Philly held a 55-38 shots advantage. Rockies' leaders included Doug Favell (51 saves) and Paul Gardner (2-1-3). Five goals came via special teams. There was an 18-minute bench-clearing brawl 2:56 into the second period including Favell vs. Harvey Bennett. Wayne Stephenson (35 saves) made his season debut after a lengthy contract dispute that started prior to the preseason camp and resulted in daily fines and a suspension. Stephenson, under contract, claimed the team would renegotiate his pact but the Flyers countered that they would alter bonus clauses only.
  • Jan. 15, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) scored 1:32 into the game and the Flyers led the rest of the way in a 5-2 home win. Larry Goodenough (1-1-2) made it 2-0 and Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) scored a key goal in the third period. Bernie Parent made 22 saves. Philly outshot the Rockies 44-24. Doug Favell made 39 saves for the Rockies. Each team had just two minor penalties.
  • Feb. 27, 1977 -- Bill Barber, Andre Dupont and Harvey Bennett scored second period goals in Philly's 4-2 win at Colorado. Bobby Clarke and Rick Lapointe each had two assists. The Flyers held a 45-29 shots advantage. Michel Plasse made 41 saves in the loss. Barry Dean scored one of the Rockies' goals.
  • Aug. 5, 1977 -- Colorado traded Barry Dean to the Flyers for Mark Suzor.
  • Dec. 3, 1977 -- Paul Holmgren snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period and Bernie Parent made 24 saves in a 6-3 win at Colorado. Six Flyers scored goals and Bobby Clarke had two assists. There were two fights in the second period including a rare loss by Holmgren to Barry Beck (1-1-2). Beck's PPG, with Holmgren in the box on an unrelated minor, started a rally as Colorado trailed 3-0 before tying the game in the third period. Doug Favell made 32 saves in the loss.

  • Jan. 28, 1978 -- Philly lost for the first time in this series, 6-4 at Colorado, after a 15-0-1 start. Wilf Paiement (2-1-3) and Randy Pierce (2-1-3) both scored twice in a 12:03 span of the third period after Philly led 4-2. Pierce scored the GWG with 4:44 to play. Michel Plasse made 25 saves. Reggie Leach scored twice.
  • Feb. 2, 1978 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on his 35th birthday and in his 700th NHL game while Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 3-0 home win. Dornhoefer received a standing ovation and afterwards said "I really didn't know what was going on at first, but I appreciated it." Bernie Parent recorded his 55th career shutout. Bobby Clarke made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the second period. Michel Plasse made 33 saves.
  • Mar. 12, 1978 -- Ross Lonsberry scored a hat trick against Doug Favell (36 saves) in a 6-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves. It was the 31st straight road game without a victory (0-22-9) for Colorado. Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke each had three points.

  • Mar. 28, 1978 --Colorado's Doug Favell made 33 saves, his only lifetime victory (1-8-1) against the Flyers, in a 4-3 home win. The teams alternated seven goals and Denis Dupere scored the GWG.
  • Apr. 11, 1978 -- In Game 1 of the Flyers-Rockies' opening round best-of-three PO series, Mel Bridgman's short-side stuffer 23 seconds into OT lifted Philly to a 3-2 home win. Bridgman and Rick MacLeish combined for 15 shots on goal. MacLeish scored the first goal of this game despite an April 1st injury when his neck was cut by a skate and required 80 stitches. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2), Reggie Leach (0-2-2) and Jim Watson (0-2-2) each had two points and Bernie Parent made 16 saves. Philly held a 44-18 shots advantage including 19-4 over the third period and OT. Denis Dupere scored for Colorado ( ) to tie the game 1-1 and Dave Hudson scored the lone third period goal to make it 2-2. Doug Favell made 41 saves, several spectacular, for the Rockies and earned first star status.

    Doug Favell was named the game's top star despite losing.
  • Apr. 13, 1978 -- In Game 2 in Colorado, Mel Bridgman (0-2-2) assisted on third period goals by Don Saleski and Bob Kelly leading Philly to a 2-0 series sweep in a 3-1 road win. The decisive goal came on a rebound after Doug Favell (42 saves) blocked a Bridgman shot. Kelly's goal came off another stop by Favell against Bridgman but the centering pass bounced off Ralph Klassen's skate behind the Rockies' goalie. The Flyers owned a 45-17 shots advantage including 20-4 in the third period. Colorado head coach Pat Kelly said "In all my years of hockey, I have never seen a team play as well in a (third) period as they did. They played perfect hockey." The teams were deadlocked 1-1 on first period goals by Reggie Leach and Dennis Owchar (his only career PO goal). Bernie Parent made 16 saves for the win. The only two penalties were minors called against Philly in the first period.

  • Aug. 31, 1978 --Joe Watson, the last member of the Flyers original team, was dealt to Colorado for cash. The two-time Cup winner played 16 games for the Rockies then suffered a career-ending injury when Wayne Babych of the Blues checked him against the boards, resulting in a thighbone smashed into 14 pieces and a kneecap cut in half. (see: the March 4, 1980 reference).
  • Nov. 5, 1978 -- Philly won 6-4 at home as Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) had three of his four points in the third period. Moose Dupont's 40-foot backhander eluded Michel Plasse for the go-ahead score. In the last period, the Flyers out-shot the Rockies 18-9 and out-scored them 3-1. Barry Dean (2-1-3) had a pair of points just 22 seconds apart to seal the win. Bill Barber had two goals. The Rockies' Joe Watson was given third star honors. Dave Hoyda fought Michel LaChance, who had one of his four career assists in this game among his 21 career NHL games.

  • Nov. 10, 1978 -- Barry Dean's second period goal gave Philly a 2-2 tie at home. Michel Plasse made 37 saves for Colorado.
  • Feb. 23, 1979 -- Philly scored three third period goals and won 5-3 in Colorado. Reggie Leach (1-1-2) and Al Hill gave Philly a 4-2 lead then Tom Gorence put the dagger into Colorado with a goal 26 seconds after the Rockies got within one goal. Philly was issued three minor penalties while Colorado had one.
  • Mar. 3, 1979-- Don Saleski was traded to Colorado for a 1979 second round pick (Blake Wesley). Saleski played 67 games for the Rockies before retiring.
  • Mar. 6, 1979 -- In his NHL debut, 5-foot-5 Robbie Moore made 22 stops and shutout Colorado 5-0. Paul Holmgren (2-1-3) led the offense. Philly outshot Colorado 44-22. Bill Oleschuk made 39 saves.
  • Dec. 29, 1979 -- Phil Myre (28 saves) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) led the Flyers to a 3-2 road win which extended the NHL-record unbeaten streak to 33 (23-0-10) games and which tied the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) for the longest such feat in the four major pro sports leagues. Prior to the game, Toronto and Colorado made a blockbuster trade involving Lanny McDonald who had an assist on the Rockies' first goal 10:30 into the third period.

  • Feb. 19, 1980 -- Colorado went 6-for-7 on the PP, the most PPGs scored against Philly, in an 8-6 home win. Rene Robert (2-3-5), Kevin Morrison (1-4-5), who had 15 points in 41 career NHL games, and Lanny McDonald (2-2-4) combined for 19 points. Jack Valiquette scored twice. McDonald fought Jack McIlhargey in the opening period ( ) . Mel Bridgman fought Trevor Johansen ( ). Ken Linseman (2-2-4) led Philly. It was the first loss for Pete Peeters who began that season 22-0-5.

  • Mar. 4, 1980 -- The Flyers responded to pregame ceremonies honoring Joe Watson (see the August 31, 1978 reference) by scoring twice in the opening minute (15 and 51 seconds) in an eventual 4-1 win. At the 2:15 mark, the score was 2-1 with just three shots on goals combined. Pete Peeters made 19 saves. Veteran Dave Gardner (1-1-2), in his Flyers' debut, was the game's first star and played the second to last game in his NHL career. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke said of referee Bob Kilger "I think he just ruined the hockey game" for calling 23 minor penalties including 15 to the Flyers (four misconducts). Mel Bridgman said "The referee made it difficult." Watson, who earlier replaced Pat Quinn as the team's head coach for three games while Quinn served a suspension, jokingly said "What a team. You coach three games and they hold a ceremony."
  • Mar. 16, 1980 -- Bill Barber (3-0-3) had a hat trick off Hardy Astrom (41 saves) but Colorado scored the last four goals and rallied for a 4-4 tie at Philly. Lanny MacDonald scored twice in the last period including a goal with 0:57 remaining. It would be the only point the Scouts/Rockies had at Philly in 18 games (17-0-1). Dennis Ververgaert assisted on each Barber goal. The Flyers held a 45-26 shots advantage but were out-scored 4-2 over the last 40 minutes despite out-shooting Colorado 37-14.
  • Nov. 28, 1980 -- Philly scored four times in the third period en route to a 7-4 road win. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr scored PPGs in the first 3:53 of the third period to give Philly a 5-3 lead. Kerr's goal came after Rene Robert was called for roughing and given a 10m misconduct immediately following Leach's PPG which was scored while Mike Kitchen was in the box with a boarding major. Mel Bridgman had two goals and Rick MacLeish had three points. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in the second period to make it 3-3 after Rob Ramage scored consecutive goals to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead. Paul Holmgren fought Ramage at the end of the second period. Phil Myre made 32 saves in the win.
  • Dec. 7, 1980 -- The Flyers, trailing 2-0 past the midway point, rallied for a 4-2 home win. Behn Wilson tied the game with a PPG in the final minute of the second period then Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish scored in the third period. Blake Wesley fought Yvon Vautour --

  • Dec. 18, 1980 -- First star Rick St. Croix (22 saves) shut out Colorado 2-0 in Philly. St. Croix was the Flyers third-string goalie and played amid many trade rumors but boosted his record to 6-1-1 with a league-best 1.88 GAA. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) and Gary Morrison (0-2-2), playing in his second NHL game, had two points. Paul Holmgren fought Rob Ramage twice in the third period. Second star Hardy Astrom made 36 saves.
  • Jan. 30, 1981 -- The Flyers' PK was 9-for-12 but the game's important moment was a penalty to Lanny McDonald as the Flyers won 7-4 at Colorado. Tom Gorence (2-1-3) had three points and Phil Myre made 28 saves. Bill Barber's 35th goal late in the third period goal made it 6-4. The Flyers' PP was 1-for-4 and the PK added a SHG. Mike Busniuk scored the final of his three career NHL goals to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mel Bridgman and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist. Merlin Malinowski (1-2-3) led the Rockies' offense. Glen Cochrane and Yvon Vatour got fighting majors for a brief scrap -- . Late in the second period, 2:11 after the Rockies scored twice in 46 seconds to get within a goal (4-3), Behn Wilson (tripping) and Paul Holmgren (charging) of the Flyers were issued minors on the same play and with an impending 3-on-5 deficit, head coach Pat Quinn decided to have Lanny McDonald's stick measured which was deemed to have an excessive curve. After a delay of ten minutes, McDonald was penalized and Colorado's potential 5-on-3 was nullified. Said Quinn "We noticed it (all game). It was a good time to risk another penalty."

    Lanny McDonald's illegal stick played a key role in the Flyers' victory.
  • Jan. 10, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke, playing with a broken foot suffered the night before but diagnosed initially as a bruise, scored the GWG in Philly's 5-4 home win. The Flyers dominated the third period 20-3 in shots and 2-0 in goals scored by Greg Adams (1-2-3) and Clarke (1-2-3) 47 seconds apart. The Flyers held a 46-19 shots advantage including 10 by Bill Barber. The Rockies led 3-0 in the opening period on a goal by Bob MacMillan (1-2-3) and two by Brent Ashton (2-0-2). Phil Myre made 41 saves in the loss and his ex-teammate Bobby Clarke said "Myre played a heck of a game. He made some great saves."
  • Jan. 26, 1982 -- Don Lever scored twice and Steve Tambellini added a pair of goals in Colorado's 7-4 home win, the final meeting between the clubs in Colorado. The Rockies led 4-1 but after Philly pulled even in the third period, Colorado scored the game's last three goals. A day prior to the game, Rockies' owner Peter Gilbert made the announcement that he planned to inform the NHL Board of Governors that he would relocate his franchise with either Ottawa or New Jersey as the principle candidates. Gilbert was in Ottawa at the time, determining the prospects of moving the franchise to that community. Later in the year, Gilbert sold the team to a group headed by John McMullen.
  • Mar. 11, 1982 -- Philly scored three PPGs and outshot Colorado 50-24 in a 5-1 home win. Ron Flockhart, who snapped a scoreless tie in the middle period, and Bill Barber each had two points and Rick St. Croix made 23 saves. Chico Resch made 45 stops for Colorado. It was the last meeting between the Flyers and Rockies.
  • Oct. 18, 1982 -- The first meeting between the Flyers and Devils resulted in a 3-1 NJ home win. Glenn Resch made 30 saves, Bob MacMillan (2-1-3) scored twice in the first period and Don Lever (1-2-3) added a goal in the third period. Darryl Sittler lost a fight to Garry Howatt ( ). Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini, the first of three times this season.
  • Dec. 22, 1982 -- Ron Flockhart scored twice, including a 75-footer, and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at NJ. Garry Howatt fought Brad Marsh ( ) and Paul Holmgren ( ) while Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini --

  • Jan. 25, 1983 --Behn Wilson scored twice in a 5-1 home win, the first time the Devils played in Philly. Wilson's first goal came with two seconds left in the opening period. Bob Froese picked up the victory to improve to 7-0-0 and became the first goalie since Wayne Thomas of Montreal in 1972-73 to start his career 7-0-0. The Flyers outshot NJ 38-19. There was a 30-minute bench-clearing brawl in the second period which resulted in 74 PIMs ( ) and ejections of five players: Philly's Frank Bathe, Paul Holmgren and Glen Cochrane (PHI) and NJ's Don Lever and John Wensink. The main fight originated when Hector Marini (NJ) and Cochrane (Philly) fought for the third time this season then Holmgren, who earned an instigator penalty, tried to goad Garry Howatt which led to the bench-clearing but since the NHL couldn't determine which team came off the bench first, each team was docked $2500 which infuriated the Devils' brass. ( Twelve seconds after the main clash, with Philly up 3-1, Wilson scored his second of the game. Philly held a 30-8 shots advantage after two periods (38-19 in the game).


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