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1972-1975:
  • November 22, 1972 -- The Flyers fired 60 shots at Billy Smith (55 saves) and out-scored NY 4-0 in the third period goal of a 5-3 win at Philly. Bill Clement netted the GWG with 5:26 to play. Bill Barber and Gary Dornhoefer had a goal and an assist. NY led 3-1 after two periods despite being outshot 41-18. Lorne Henning scored twice for NY. The first goal in this series was scored by Rick MacLeish.
  • December 16, 1972 -- The teams met at NY for the first time and the Flyers won 2-1. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) and Bob Kelly scored. Michel Belhumeur lost a shutout with 31 seconds left in the game. Philly outshot NY 5-3 in the first period and 30-19 in the game. There were three fights: Bill Flett-Billy Smith and Dave Schultz-Brian Spencer fought twice. NY lost for the 23rd time against three wins.
  • February 13, 1973 -- Rick MacLeish (4-0-4) became the first Flyers' player to score four goals in a game in an 8-2 win. NY led 2-0 more than 26 minutes into the affair but MacLeish scored twice within 27 seconds which led to five Flyers' goals in the second period. MacLeish, who scored three times in under seven minutes in the middle period, was joined by Jean Potvin (two goals) as multi-goal scorers in the win. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Billy Smith surrendered 8 goals. Philly outshot NY 44-23.
  • March 5, 1973 --Terry Crisp was sent to the Flyers for Jean Potvin. Crisp was part of the Flyers' two Cup champions.

  • March 24, 1973 -- Billy Smith made 24 saves and Ed Westfall scored the only goal in the third period to lead NY to a 3-2 home win. Don Saleski fought Germain Gagnon in the first period and Gary Howatt in the second period.
  • March 31, 1973 -- The Flyers' eight-goal second period tied an NHL record for most goals in a period in a 10-2 home win. It was the fourth time in NHL history a team scored eight times in a period. The Flyers scored twice in the first 36 seconds and had eight goals on 14 shots in the second period. The Flyers led 10-0 at one point. Don Saleski (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Bill Flett (1-2-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) led the offense. Saleski had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.
  • October 13, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Don Saleski (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-0 win in NY. Parent recorded consecutive shutouts in his first two NHL games upon returning from the Philadelphia Blazers (WHA).
  • December 1, 1973 -- Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period of a 2-1 road win. NY led 61 seconds into the game. The Flyers first goal came when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Denis Potvin, faked Billy Smith and then setup Kindrachuk.
  • December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent (25 saves) backed Philly to a 4-0 home win. Bobby Clarke had two first period assists. NY played without Denis Potvin when he missed the team bus in Long Island. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZloqggddU
  • March 12, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and Bill Barber scored the GWG in a 2-1 win at NY. Dave Schultz fought Bob Nystrom and Dave Lewis aleading many fans to chant "Schultz is a bum." Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of referee John McCauley "I hate to see him on the ice. We've had him for four games and we've lost them all."
  • April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander, he later added his 31st. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254. Parent's record after this game was 46-13-12 and a GAA of 1.89. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods. Philly outshot NY 40-30. This was the last game of a 14-1-2 streak for the Flyers.
  • November 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG midway in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. Watson added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
  • November 5, 1974 -- NY's Billy Harris scored with 0:34 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Reggie Leach (1-1-2) put the Flyers up 4-3 with 2:54 to play. The first five goals were scored on PPs. NY had three PPGs and led 3-2 after two periods. Each team had 36 shots, the Flyers with an 18-7 flurry in the third period. Philly entered the game with seven straight wins and a 10-1-0 all-time record against the NYI. Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer collided which resulted in a cheekbone fracture for Dorny and he missed the next six games. Andre Dupont (0-2-2) had 31 PIMs and was ejected with 1:13 to play after a free-for-all resulting from a Gerry Howatt-Bobby Clarke ruckus in which both goalies were also penalized. Ralph Stewart (0-3-3-) had three assists for NY.
  • December 8, 1974 -- Orest Kindrachuk's second goal came with 7:39 to play in Philly's 3-2 home win. Bobby Clarke scored a PPG 29 seconds after Dave Schultz and Denis Potvin fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XalkpGKVMeg ) and 38 seconds later, Kindrachuk made it 2-0. Jean and Denis Potvin both scored for NY in the second period. Philly outshot NY 35-13 including 15-3 in the first period. Chico Resch made 32 saves.
  • January 9, 1975 -- Billy Smith made 30 saves in NY's first-ever win in Philly, 3-1. The Flyers entered the game 7-0-0 at home in this series. Bob Nystrom scored in the first period and NY led the rest of the way. Bobby Clarke left the game early (flu) and did not return. Bernie Parent also made 30 saves. Dave Schultz, who had 21 PIMs, fought Clark Gillies (1-1-2) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUS8ZCLG8Y8 .
  • February 15, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a tightly played 1-1 tie at NY. Bill Barber scored in the second period, then was penalized 1:06 later and on the ensuing PP for NY, J.P. Parise evened the game. NY had a goal disallowed when Billy Harris passed the puck to Jude Drouin with his gloved hand. Clark Gillies beat Moose Dupont in a fight; Dupont then fought Jean Potvin with about a minute remaining while Orest Kindrachuk and Gerry Hart battled at the same time. Prior to the game, a fan tossed a beer cup at Dave Schultz and was removed from the building by security.
  • April 5, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's team-record (later tied by Eric Lindros) point streak in consecutive games ended at 18 in the 4-1 win at the NYI. Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Tom Bladon and Rick MacLeish had two points each.
  • April 29, 1975 -- In Game 1 of the Semis, Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and assisted on the first goal in Philly's 4-0 home win. The Flyers overcame a 10-day layoff and a pregame injury to Bernie Parent who missed the first two games of this series due to a severe bruise to the right knee from a Gary Dornhoefer shot during pregame warmups. The scoring opened on Don Saleski's 75-footer at the 6:04 mark. Bill Barber made it 2-0. Bobby Clarke's SHG made it 3-0 late in the second period, eight seconds after he exited the penalty box and 18 seconds into an Ed Van Impe penalty. Clarke (1-1-2) and Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) both had two points. Dave Schultz fought Garry Howatt and Orest Kindrachuk battled Dave Fortier in the third period. Chico Resch made 21 saves. NY's Billy MacMillan said "They (Flyers) play very similar to the way the Russians play... It's a very disciplined hockey club."

  • May 1, 1975 -- In Game 2 of the Semis, Bobby Clarke's disputed goal 2:56 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 win. Billy Smith blocked Ross Lonsberry's shot which deflected off Clarke's skate. The Islanders claimed that Clarke kicked the puck into the goal. Philly led 4-1 and had a 4-2 lead with under seven minutes to play in regulation but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. Rick MacLeish had three assists for Philly, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had two points. Denis Potvin (2-2-4), who also scored a disputed goal due to a possible kick, and J.P. Parise each scored twice. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in the second of his two 1975 PO appearances. NY held a 30-24 shots advantage including 17-8 in the third period/OT. Dave Schultz had a brief fight with Garry Howatt and also tangled with ex-Flyers' property Dave Fortier ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE3wuh5bp-Q ).

  • May 4, 1975 -- In Game 3 of the Semis, Reggie Leach scored thirty seconds into the third period and Bernie Parent stopped 14 shots in his series debut (knee injury) backing Philly to a 1-0 road win. The Flyers held a 32-14 shots advantage. NY was 0-for-5 on PPs. The Flyers' undefeated streak reached 21 games (19-0-2) since their last loss on March 8, 1975. Chico Resch made 21 saves.

  • May 7, 1975 -- In Game 4 of the Semis, Jude Drouin's back-hander 1:53 into OT prevented a Flyers' sweep in NY's 4-3 home win. Reggie Leach's potential series-ending goal, just prior to regulation ending, was disqualified by referee Dave Newell who ruled that the red light came on before the green light. Said Leach "I put it in and I thought it was over." Said Chico Resch (36 saves) "I don't know if it was a goal or not. I heard the buzzer. My back was to it." NY led 3-0 before Ross Lonsberry and Rick MacLeish scored in the last three minutes of the second period. MacLeish's second goal tied the game 3-3 in the third period. Bernie Parent made 24 saves. In the first period, with NY leading 1-0, Bill Barber's penalty shot, the sixth in NHL PO history, was stopped. To calm his nerves, Resch approached Barber prior to the shot and asked what move he was considering and Barber's reply was "I don't whether I am going to deke or shoot. I'll see how it goes." Bob Nystrom was ejected as third man in for fighting Ed Van Impe after the Flyer and Garry Howatt were in a scrum. In the second period, Dave Schultz fought Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Ted Harris and others entered the fray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3g58e3sT0 . Schultz served his penalty in the dressing room because of unruly fans.

  • May 8, 1975 -- In Game 5 of the Semis, Chico Resch made 28 saves and five different NY players scored in a 5-1 win in Philly. NY was outshot 17-6 in the middle period but scored the only two goals. In the last minute, Clark Gillies fought Dave Schultz and Andre Dupont was ejected as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPWms5Rdc8 . Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
  • May 11, 1975 -- In Game 6 of the Semis, Gerry Hart's third period tally snapped a 1-1 tie and Chico Resch made 28 saves as the Islanders scored a 2-1 victory in a late afternoon affair in NY. Denis Potvin's 50-foot PPG with 3:45 remaining in the second period tied the score. It marked the second consecutive series that NY recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send it to a seventh game, the previous round was against Pittsburgh. When asked about Game 7 in the Spectrum, Resch said "I don't think hell can be worse than what it will be in there." Bernie Parent made 25 saves.
  • May 13, 1975 -- In Game 7 of the Semis, Rick MacLeish (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 14 saves in the Flyers' series-clinching 4-1 win. Gary Dornhoefer scored at the 0:19 mark then MacLeish's PPG at 2:27 gave Philly a 2-0 lead. After NY scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish tallied his second PPG of the contest, to give Philly a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. The Flyers had nine shots on goal in the first three minutes and held a 15-4 advantage through the first period. MacLeish completed his hat trick with an ENG. The Flyers outshot NY 35-15. Denis Potvin had five minor penalties including three in the first period. One violation was when he prevented MacLeish from a potential breakaway; the Flyers had two earlier short-handed breakaways nullified by Chico Resch. Afterwards, Gerry Hart said it was Bobby Clarke who won the game for the Flyers. Clarke called a team meeting at a local hotel the night before the game as a measure of team unity in light of the NY's possible comeback. Hart said "He laid it on the line. He went out on the ice and showed them how to do it. He deserved the star of the game before he stepped on the ice." The legendary Kate Smith helped set the tone of the afternoon as she worked the partisan crowd into a feverish pitch (the third of her four performances at the Spectrum for Flyers' games). On ice, NY's captain Ed Westfall presented Smith with a bouquet of chrysanthemums sent to teammate Hart from a female fan as a measure of good luck. Al Arbour, NY's head coach, said "I think we would have had a good chance to beat Philadelphia if she hadn't planted herself right in front of Chico's net... (Smith) really threw Chico off. He wasn't in his routine." The Flyers were now 41-3-1 when "God Bless America" was played. SERIES RECAP: Scoring leaders: MacLeish (6-4-10), Clarke (2-4-6) and Jim Watson (0-5-5) for the Flyers, Denis Potvin (3-6-9) and Jude Drouin (3-4-7) for NY. Philly scored three PPGs, two in the last game. NY had seven PPGs. Wayne Stephenson was 2-0 with a .922 save percentage and Bernie Parent was 2-3 with a .889 save pct. Glenn Resch was 3-3 with a .922 save pct. and Billy Smith was 0-1 with an .815 save pct.

  • October 23, 1975 -- NY scored two PPGs in the third period and Chico Resch made 30 saves in a 3-0 home win. The Flyers lost for the first time that season after a 5-0-1 start. J.P. Parise (1-1-2) and Bobby Nystrom (1-1-2) led the offense.
  • November 8, 1975 -- Billy Harris (1-2-3) had three points and Chico Resch made 31 saves in NY's 4-3 win which snapped the Flyers' 22-game regular season home unbeaten streak. The Flyers outshot NY 34-20 including 30-11 over the last two periods and 16-3 in the third period. Garry Howatt and Dave Schultz fought each other twice in the game. Philly started the 1975-76 season with a 9-2-4 overall record and their only losses were to the Islanders (one home and one away). The Flyers went 36-2-2 at home that season (other home loss was December 28 to Boston).
  • December 30, 1975 -- NY broke open a tight game with three third period goals to win 6-2. Bob Nystrom snapped a 2-2 late second period tie and added two more in the third period. NY outshot Philly 22-9 in the first period and led 2-0. At 13:43 of the first period and the Islanders up 1-0, referee Bruce Hood tossed Bill Barber for arguing an interference call to Joe Watson and Barber accumulated 22 (had 104 all season) PIMs for delay of game, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct; Dave Schultz (minor and misconduct) was the third Flyer penalized on the play (36 PIMs to the Flyers, zero for NY). A little more than a minute later, with Andre Dupont also in the box, NY scored on a 5-on-3 to make it 2-0. Billy Harris had 2 PPGs in the game for NY. Rick MacLeish scored two PPGs in under three minutes in the second period.

1976-1979:
  • January 4, 1976 -- Don Saleski tied the scored with 2:35 to play and Reggie Leach scored the go-ahead goal 20 seconds later in a 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers did not lose on home ice the rest of the regular season; this victory began a 20-game home win streak. Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (0-3-3) combined for seven points. Wayne Stephenson made 27 saves. NY led 2-0 on a pair of PPGs 12:28 into the first period. The game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes but the Isles regained the lead early in the third before the Flyers scored three times in the final 2:35. Chico Resch made 32 saves in the loss.
  • February 8, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Lonsberry scored two goals for the third consecutive game and joined Reggie Leach, who did the feat the prior month, as the only Flyers to achieve the accomplishment (Leach later did it a second time in 1981 then Wayne Simmons did it in December 2013). The Flyers led by one-goal then held NY shotless during a double-minor to Terry Crisp early in the third period. Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves. Chico Resch made 34 saves for NY. There were three fights in the game including Mel Bridgman-Bobby Nystrom and Ross Lonsberry-Gerry Hart -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMEdDxW1klw

  • March 29, 1976 -- Chico Resch made 36 saves while Denis Potvin (1-2-3) and Bryan Trottier (2-0-2) led the offense in NY's 5-1 home win. NY led 3-0 before the 10-minute mark including a PPG 3:29 into the game.
  • September 29, 1976 -- NY won a preseason game at home, 5-2. Earlier in the day, the Flyers traded Dave Schultz to the LA Kings.
  • October 7, 1976 -- In the season opener, Glenn Resch shutout Philly 3-0. Denis Potvin's PPG in the second period was the GWG. It was the Flyers' first regular season home loss in the last 21 games. Bobby Clarke, who hadn't played since the 1976 Finals with a bad ankle, mised the entire preseason but played. Bernie Parent played for the Flyers though it was unsure if a preseason injury, initially thought to keep him out for six weeks, would prevent him from playing. Backup Gary Inness was tentatively scheduled to start; Wayne Stephenson was suspended two days prior as a contract holdout.
  • October 30, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Chico Resch stopped 22 shots in a 3-3 tie at NY. Jude Drouin scored a PPG with 3:41 left to complete NY's rally from a 3-1 third period deficit. Jim Watson (0-2-2) assisted on the Flyers' first and third goals.
  • November 28, 1976 -- Philly held NY to just nine shots over the last two periods (NY held a 24-21 advantage in the game) in a 5-3 home win. Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) was the game's top star and Bill Barber (1-1-2), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (0-2-2) all had two points. The Flyers, leading 4-3, killed a Gary Dornhoefer minor with under three to play. The hard-hitting contest ended with fighting majors to Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Nystrom.
  • January 10, 1977 -- Bob Nystrom had a hat trick and Bob Bourne, Pat Price and Denis Potvin also had three points in NY's 8-3 home win. Chico Resch made 24 saves. NY scored in the first two minutes of each period. Wayne Stephenson surrendered eight goals.
  • February 12, 1977 -- Chico Resch made 27 saves in NY's 2-1 home win. NY snapped the Flyers streak of 18 straight periods scoring a goal. The turning point was killing a 5-minute butt-ending major to Gary Howatt 13 seconds after NY went ahead 2-1 late in the second period. Orest Kindrachuk fought Andre St. Laurent.
  • March 29, 1977 -- In a huge late season game, Paul Holmgren broke a tie midway in the third period to lift Philly 3-1 at home. The Flyers entered the game with a two-point lead over NY for first place. Both teams scored in the first period. NY's Garry Howatt was ejected as third man in during a minor scrum. Bernie Parent made 20 saves and said afterwards "This wasn't like a playoff game, this was a playoff game." Chico Resch stopped 32 shots and said "This game helped us more than Philadelphia. We'll be tough to beat." Both teams advanced but lost in the Semifinals.
  • November 12, 1977 -- Mel Bridgman and Bob Dailey scored in the third period to tie the Isles 2-2 in NY. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Bob Clarke and Billy Smith battled at the end of the second period, earning minors only, as both benches emptied. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the third period while on a 4-on-4 due to the fracas at the end of the second period.
  • November 17, 1977 -- Bryan Trottier scored with 10 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. NY led 3-0 after two periods but the Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG with 3:20 to play. Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) combined for six points in the third period comeback. Trottier (2-1-3), Mike Bossy (2-0-2) and Clark Gillies (0-3-3) led NY. The Flyers took 41 shots, 33 of which came in the last 30 minutes. Garry Howatt suffered a broken wrist during a fight with Gary Dornhoefer in which Andre Dupont was tossed as third man; Dornhoefer, too, was ejected, as he made contact with a linesman during the battle and was suspended two games.
  • January 21, 1978 -- Billy Smith made 34 saves, Mike Bossy scored twice and NY had three PPGs in a 6-1 home win. Stefan Persson (1-2-3) and Bryan Trottier (0-3-3) had three points each. After the game, the teams had identical 27-10-8 records which was tied for the second best in the NHL behind Montreal.
  • February 19, 1978 -- Glenn Resch made 25 saves in NY's 4-1 win in Philly. There were four fights in the game including a heavyweight scrap between Mel Bridgman and Bob Nystrom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uW28xwcg4k ).

  • March 20, 1978 --Bernie Parent made 26 saves and Rick MacLeish's penalty shot 6:20 into the game gave the Flyers a lead never relinquished in a 4-2 home win. Philly led 3-0 before NY got on the board in the last minute of the second period. Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Bob Dailey (0-2-2) had two points. Billy Smith made 36 saves in the loss.
  • April 4, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie at NY. Bob Bourne tied the game with a third period PPG. Clark Gillies had an opportunity to score into an open net with five seconds left but missed. Mike Bossy said "My heart was at the tip of my mouth when I saw that."
  • October 24, 1978 -- Barry Dean (0-3-3) had three assists in Philly's 4-4 tie at NY. Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman scored 39 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mike Bossy (1-1-2) recorded the 100th point of his career. Behn Wilson fought Bob Bourne at the 0:32 mark. Both teams were limited to 19 shots.
  • November 18, 1978 -- Glenn Resch made 30 saves and Mike Bossy (2-1-3), John Tonelli (0-3-3) and Clark Gillies (2-0-2) led the offense in NY's 8-2 home win. Bernie Parent (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (9 saves, 14 shots) after the first period. Behn Wilson fought Garry Howatt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGpNMMtc4ac ) and Dave Hoyda fought Bobby Nystrom in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCHlgVUnSWE ).

  • January 4, 1979 --Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Philly scored three PPGs in the second period in a 3-2 home win. Flyers' coach Bob McCammon said "If Bernie plays like that, anything is possible, even first place." Bill Barber said "What this game tells us is that when Bernie plays up to his capabilities, we win." Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke scored in a 39-second span with Gerry Hart in the box for a double-minor (slashing/unsportsmanlike). Earlier in the game, Hart fought Mel Bridgman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeJtdbU5BD8 ). Clark Gillies scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead. Bryan Trottier's point streak ended at 17 games. NY lost for the second time in the last 27 games.
  • January 6, 1979 -- Denis Potvin (2-0-2) scored twice in the first period in which NY led 3-0 at the break en route to a 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent, in his final NHL season, suffered a collarbone injury and was replaced by rookie Pete Peeters who played in his fifth NHL game. NY (93) and Philly (71) combined for (unofficially) 164 PIMs in the third period including 162 PIMs called for a bench-clearing brawl at the 7:07 mark in which six Islanders and three Flyers were ejected. Dave Hoyda vs. Clark Gillies, Mel Bridgman vs. Gerry Hart, Behn Wilson vs. Mike Bossy and then reserve goalie Billy Smith, who came from the bench, vs. Bob Kelly. Hoyda and Bob Nystrom were issued additional minors for leaving the penalty box. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahYpLKYfz5w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFwy3acKU84

  • January 14, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson and Chico Resch dueled to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Dave Lewis and Tom Gorence scored in the opening period. It was the third meeting between the teams in 11 days but unlike the prior two it was without any hostilities.
  • February 1, 1979 -- Pat Quinn made his Flyers' head coaching debut but NY scored three third period goals and Billy Smith made 23 saves in a 4-1 win at Philly. The Flyers were now 0-4-5 in their last nine games, however, the team lost just seven times in the remaining 29 contests. After the game Quinn said "I want to see what's under the hood before I fix the car. I blame myself for this defeat."
  • April 5, 1979 -- Chico Resch made 33 saves and Bob Nystrom scored the GWG with 3:43 remaining in a 3-1 win at Philly. Jimmy Watson snapped a scoreless tie in the third period but moments later Andre Dupont was penalized and the Denis Potvin scored on the PP. After Nystrom scored, the Islanders added an ENG. All four goals were scored in the third period. Mel bridgman fought Garry Howatt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5FpbleNSuA ).
  • April 7, 1979 -- Mike Bossy (4-0-4) scored four times, including his 67th of the season, in the Isles' 9-2 home win. Wayne Merrick (1-3-4) and Bobby Nystrom (1-3-4) also added four points. The Islanders had 27 individual points on their nine goals. NY scored three times in each period.
  • October 11, 1979 -- Bernie Parent became the first NHL goalie to have his number retired prior to the Flyers' 5-2 win. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored in the first period. The Flyers added three goals during a second period span of 1:41 including Brian Propp's first NHL goal on his first shot in his debut. Paul Holmgren had two (1-1-2) points. Phil Myre made 32 saves. Mel Bridgman debuted as team captain since NHL rules prohibited player coaches (Bobby Clarke) from holding that role. The day prior to the game, Clark Gillies of NY asked to have his captaincy removed and Denis Potvin, who did not play in this game, was elevated to the role. Philly was 2-7-5 in the previous 14 games in this series.

  • November 10, 1979 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) scored twice and Pete Peeters made 16 saves in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. The victory ended a 13-game (0-9-4) skid at NYI and was the Flyers' first win there since April 5, 1975. Philly took a 4-0 lead in the third period which prompted Islanders' fans to chant "Refund!" Clark Gillies scored twice in 24 seconds to cut the Flyers' lead to 4-2 early in the third; however Bobby Clarke scored about a minute later to seal the win. The game had three fights: Mel Bridgman-Dave Langevin ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gA9UzmP4KQ ); Paul Holmgren-Dave Lewis ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkmOPvsFPe8 ) and Andre Dupont-Garry Howatt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puJdrAiccks ).

1980-1984:
  • March 6, 1980 -- NY out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the third period en route to a 5-2 win in Philly. Chico Resch made 30 saves and Bobby Nystrom (1-1-2) had two points in the third period. It was just the third home loss of the season for the Flyers.
  • March 25, 1980 -- The slumping Flyers, 0-4-3 in the last seven, fell 5-2 at NY. Chico Resch made 36 saves and Bryan Trottier (2-1-3), who had two third period goals, and Anders Kallur (0-3-3) had three points. Duane Sutter and Ken Linseman were ejected in the first period. Bobby Clarke scored with five seconds to play in the second period to tie the game 2-2 and immediately received a 20-stitch cut near his left eye courtesy a high-stick, yet didn't miss a shift.
  • May 13, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Philly, Denis Potvin's OT goal with one second left on a PP gave the Islanders a 4-3 win. The controversial ending was a result of a very rare penalty called in OT, something referees usually shunned at the time but not Andy van Hellemond in this instance. NY tied the score with 3:42 left in third also on the PP and had three PPGs in the game. Pete Peeters made 32 saves.
  • May 15, 1980 -- In Game 2, Paul Holmgren (3-0-3) became the first US born player to score three goals in a Stanley Cup Finals' game in the Flyers 8-3 victory. Bobby Clarke had four (1-3-4) points, Bill Barber (1-2-3), Bob Dailey (0-3-3) and Pete Peeters (20 saves) also had key roles. Billy Smith allowed six goals in 40 minutes and was replaced by Chico Resch for the last 20 minutes of the game. NY led 1-0 but the Flyers recovered for a 3-1 lead after one period and a 6-2 lead after two periods. Prior to the game, Cid Barnes, the wife of Flyers' D-man Norm Barnes, sang the National Anthem and the Flyers upped their record to 7-0-2 in nine games when she sang.
  • May 17, 1980 -- In Game 3 in NY, the Islanders were 5-for-5 on the PP and added one SHG, raced to a 6-0 lead and won 6-2. Lorne Henning scored a SHG 2:38 into the game then Denis Potvin had three PP points in under seven during a 4-0 first period and he had four (2-2-4) points, all on the PP, in the game. Mike Bossy (1-2-3) had three points. Billy Smith stopped 30 shots for his 13th PO victory in 1980, a new NHL-record. Phil Myre, who entered the game 5-0 in the 1980 playoffs, made 34 saves including 19 on 21 shots in the second period. Each team had 42 PIMs in the middle period. Mike Busniuk fought Bobby Nystrom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jlMjG0Iw-g ) and Jack McIlhargey fought Gord Lane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hCEYlexhVk ) . The Flyers scored twice in the third period, Busniuk (1-1-2) had points on both goals. Paul Holmgren (knee) and Jimmy Watson (shoulder) were both lost in the first period to injuries. NY had 10 PPGs in the first three contests.
  • May 19, 1980 -- In Game 4, Billy Smith made 34 saves and Clark Gillies (1-2-3) had three points in NY's 5-2 win. Bob Nystrom scored a key goal with 7:25 to play, giving NY a 4-2 lead. Paul Holmgren and Jimmy Watson did not play, suffering injuries in Game Three. Mike Bossy and Butch Goring gave NY a 2-0 lead in the first period. John Paddock, replacing the injured Holmgren, made it 2-1 early in the second period. Bryan Trottier made it 3-1 in the third period then Ken Linseman got the Flyers within 3-2 but Nystrom scored 42 seconds later. Pete Peeters made 22 saves in the loss. NY had their 11th PPG in the series.
  • May 22, 1980 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) scored twice, Pete Peeters made 35 saves and Mike Busniuk's go-ahead goal with 2:56 left in the second period helped give Philly a 6-3 home win. Ken Linseman (0-3-3) and Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) also had multi-point games. Holmgren and Jimmy Watson returned to the lineup after missing Game 4. NY led 1-0 after the first period and had a key stat on their side since the team scoring first won 46 of 64 games in the 1980 playoffs entering this contest. The Flyers out-scored NY 3-1 in both the second and third periods. MacLeish and Brian Propp scored near the midway point of the third period to Philly up 5-2. Stefan Persson had three (2-1-3) points and scored both of NY's PPGs . Bob Kelly played in his 100th PO game. With eight seconds to play, Mel Bridgman and Garry Howatt fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc5kpWpEAEw ) then as Bridgman skated towards the box he was slashed over the back by Billy Smith with a stick that broke in half. Afterwards, Bridgman was asked about the play and he said "It didn't hurt. It must have been a lousy stick." When Smith was asked why he did it, he said "He elbowed me in the head." Bridgman picked up 19 PIMs, Howatt five and Smith two.
  • May 24, 1980 -- In Game 6 at NY, Bobby Nystrom's OT goal at the 7:11 mark gave the Islanders their first Cup, 5-4. The winning goal was redirected by Nystrom on a pass by John Tonelli. The Flyers entered the third period down 4-2 but Bob Dailey and John Paddock scored. The game had 94 PIMs. In the opening period, after Reggie Leach scored a PPG, Denis Potvin tied the game 1-1 on a questionable play which led to much discussion since his stick was near shoulder level when it batted a puck that went past goalie Pete Peeters. The Flyers complained but referee Bob Myers denied their claim by saying "The stick was around the chest area." A damaging no-call by linesman Leon Stickle on an obvious offside cost the Flyers when Clark Gillies' pass to Butch Goring was at least a foot behind the blue line and out of the zone; NY capitalized on the linesman's poor decision and led 2-1. After the game, Stickle said "I was in the right position as the puck came back across. I guess I blew it. Maybe there was tape on the stick and it confused me. Maybe I was too close to the play. Apparently, the replay showed I missed it." Brian Propp scored with 1:02 remaining in the opening period and the game was tied 2-2. Mike Bossy (10th goal of the POs) gave NY a 3-2 lead and then Nystrom, who fought Bob Kelly in the opening moments of the game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZyyFh2GV6U), boosted NY to a 4-2 lead with 14 seconds left in the middle period. After the third period goals by Dailey and Paddock, Paul Holmgren and Gillies fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5z3RQzQxTA . Four Islanders and three Flyers had multi-point games. NY was 2-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-3. It was the only playoff game shown that season on national US TV (CBS) and it would be the last hockey game broadcast nationally on network TV in almost 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjMIWkXHSM SERIES RECAP: NY scored an NHL-record (in one series) 15 PPGs. Mike Bossy (4-7-11), Denis Potvin (5-4-9), Bryan Trottier (4-4-8), Clark Gillies (2-6-8) and Stefan Persson (3-4-7) had 33 of their 43 points on the PP (Bossy had 10 PP points, Potvin had 8). The Flyers were led by Paul Holmgren (4-4-8), Ken Linseman (1-7-8) and Bobby Clarke (4-3-7).
  • September 23, 1980 -- The teams played to a 5-5 tie in a pre-season game at NY. Mel Bridgman tied the game with five minutes remaining. NY, earlier in the day, signed Bryan Trottier's brother, Monty, to a contract and he assisted on a goal by Bryan.
  • October 23, 1980 -- The teams met in the regular season for the first time since the 1980 Finals and the Flyers won 4-2 at home. Pete Peeters made 23 saves. Brian Propp scored the GWG at 7:11 of the third period, the same time Bobby Nystrom scored the 1980 OT Cup clincher. As the Flyers celebrated the goal, an altercation ensued as Islanders' goalie Billy Smith (5 minutes) speared Paul Holmgren (2 minutes) and Gord Lane of NY was tossed as third man in. After the game, Smith called Holmgren "a villain" and then challenged referee Dave Newell by calling him "too scared." Smith said "Sure, I deserved the spearing penalty but when they call the other penalties, I will stop the cheap stuff. There's only one thing left, keep on slashing and retaliating (until) someone gets hurt or they wise up."
  • October 25, 1980 -- Gary Morrison's only career NHL goal snapped a third period tie and helped lift the Flyers to a 3-1 win at NY. Pete Peeters made 20 saves and Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) had two assists. Chico Resch (14 saves, 15 shots) left the game around the 33-minute mark with a knee injury and was replaced by Billy Smith (5 saves, 6 shots). Behn Wilson fought Clark Gillies -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C3HmPoI8xs

  • January 11, 1981 -- NY scored three second period goals and Chico Resch made 39 saves in a 4-2 win at Philly. Pat Quinn said afterwards "We've got five or six guys who aren't approaching the game the way they did last year." Flyers' fans gave a standing ovation to the NFL's Eagles who earlier in the day advanced to the Super Bowl.
  • March 14, 1981 -- Brian Propp (1-1-2) scored the only goal in the third period aof a 3-3 tie at NY. Terry Murray gave Philly a 2-0 lead with his first NHL goal, in his 218th game. NY out-scored Philly 3-0 in the second period. Al Arbour blamed the Islanders poor start on jet lag and travel issues after the team played in Winnipeg and Edmonton. NY's Hector Marini had two scoring attempts at a wide-open net late in the third period but his first shot hit the side of the net and the follow-up hit the post; afterwards, he said "I panicked." Bob Bourne said "It sounds like an excuse but we were tired." Glen Cochrane and Marini fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznGHkN4QHA ).
  • September 24, 1981 -- NY head coach Al Arbour missed the preseason game due to flu, assistant Lorne Henning replaced him. The Flyers won 5-2 at NY.
  • November 15, 1981 -- "Flocky Hockey" rallied the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Ron Flockhart (1-2-3) had points on both third period goals including the game-winner. Flockhart received extra ice-time due to a one-game suspension to teammate Ken Linseman. NY led 3-0 5:48 into the game but the Flyers tied it with three second period goals. NY pulled ahead 4-3 in the second period
  • December 26, 1981 -- Stefan Persson and Bob Bourne each had three points in NY's 4-2 home win. The game had four fights including Glen Cochrane beating Hector Marini ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPs4FFrRQs4 ) and later fighting Bob Nystrom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USDYwOGjfqU ).
  • January 7, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier had (3-2-5) five points and Clark Gillies' rebound goal with 13 seconds left gave NY a 5-4 win in Philly. The Flyers led 3-0 midway through the game and 4-2 with about 14 minutes left, then Trottier scored twice to complete a hat trick.
  • January 9, 1982 -- Clark Gillies scored with 1:32 to play and Billy Smith made 27 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. NY scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation during a 5-minute spearing major to Bob Hoffmeyer called with 5:42 to play. Bobby Clarke broke his left foot, initially thought to be a bruise, played the next five games, then sat out until March 2.
  • February 13, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier (5-0-5) scored five straight NY goals (interrupted by two Flyers' goals) and Mike Bossy (0-5-5) assisted on each score in NY's 8-2 home win. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP, each PPG by Trottier. Trottier's five goals tied a team record and his four goals in the second period tied a League mark. Bossy had four assists in the second period which tied a League record.
  • February 18, 1982 -- The Islanders joined the 1929-30 Bruins as the only NHL teams to win 14 straight games (streak ended at 15) in a 7-4 win at Philly. John Tonelli (2-2-4), Mike Bossy (1-3-4), Brent Sutter (2-0-2) and Rollie Melanson (24 saves) led NY. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the second period, including three goals in 2:20 to take a 3-1 lead. NY out-scored Philly 3-0 in the third period including two ENGs.
  • April 1, 1982 -- With Anders Kallur off for an illegal stick, Darryl Sittler scored the tying goal with 30 seconds remaining in a 3-3 home tie. It was the 12th time in 13 challenges that season that the Flyers were correct in claiming the opposition had an illegal stick. Afterwards, NY's trainer Ron Waske called the Flyers' move "bush" but then said "I know that that 75% of our sticks are illegal." Al Arbour said "It is a good lesson. It better not happen again...I don't blame the Flyers. It was a good move." Kallur blamed the stick factory, saying he received them that way. Sittler, Ken Linseman and Bill Barber each had a goal and an assist. NY's Duane Sutter (1-1-2) and John Tonelli (0-2-2) had two points.
  • April 3, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier (1-1-2) scored his 50th goal and Mike Bossy (1-2-3) his 64th in NY's 6-3 home win. Bob Bourne (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period. Rollie Melanson made 36 saves and Mike McEwen (0-3-3) had three points and nine shots. The Isles outshot Philly 40-39. Pete Peeters made 34 saves.
  • November 6, 1982 -- Philly rallied from three one-goal deficits then dominated the third period in a 6-3 victory at NY. Paul Holmgren, who netted the GWG 40 seconds into the third period, fought Dave Langevin in the middle period about five minutes after both were assessed double minors for roughing ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsynnjpTO4 ). Bill Barber's 50-foot shot beat Roland Melanson with two seconds left in the second period and tied the game at 3-3. Philly outshot NY 38-28 including 14-7 in the third period. Ron Flockhart (2-0-2) scored twice and Rick St. Croix made 25 saves. Rollie Melanson made 33 saves for NY.
  • November 7, 1982 -- The teams played to a 2-2 draw in Philly in the second half of a home-and-home weekend. Mark Howe and Mike Bossy swapped third period goals. Brian Propp also scored for the Flyers. Philly held a 30-18 shots advantage. Billy Smith made 28 saves and Bossy, Bob Bourne and Bryan Trottier each had two points. Paul Holmgren fought Gord Lane.
  • December 18, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored a PPG with 5:38 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Darryl Sittler had three points including a third period goal to put Philly ahead 3-1 but the Islanders rallied with scores from Mike Bossy, John Tonelli and Brent Sutter. The tying goal came six seconds into a PP then NY took a 4-3 lead 45 seconds later and with 7:32 to play. Mike Bossy had two goals. Ray Allison fought Duane Sutter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYNOb-nC7c ).
  • January 22, 1983 -- Rookie Bob Froese stopped all 31 shots and Darryl Sittler scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win at the NYI. The Flyers improved to 13-1-1 in their last 15 games and increased the division lead to eight points over the NYI. Froese had his second shutout and fifth win in his first five NHL games.
  • February 27, 1983 -- Bob Froese stopped all 17 NYI shots and Darryl Sittler and Miroslav Dvorak each had two points in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. It was Froese's 16th NHL start and decision (14-1-1 record) and his fifth shutout (2 against the NYI and one each against the NYR, NJD and LAK). After the game, Isles' President and GM said "Take one look at this (Islanders) team and tell me one area we don't need help. If I was going to trade anyone on this team, I'd have to trade all 20 players."
  • March 19, 1983 -- Mats Hallin (7 goals all season) celebrated his 25th birthday with a hat trick on three shots in NY's 9-2 home win. Denis Potvin (0-4-4) had four assists in the win and Dave Langevin (0-3-3) had three assists in the first period. NY led 4-0 after one period. Rollie Melanson made 40 saves. Philly outshot NY 42-37. Bob Froese gave up nine goals on 37 shots after shutting out NY in his prior two games. NY was 2-for-9 on PPs while the Flyers went 0-for-1. The Flyers had 18 PIMs to NY's 2. In the third period, the Flyers had six minors (12 PIMs) to none for NY. The Flyers were whistled for seven straight minors.
  • April 3, 1983 -- Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in the Flyers' season-ending 4-2 home win. The Flyers ended the regular season with the NHL's second best record (four behind Boston). Propp led the NHL with 12 GWGs and scored his 40th goal. The Flyers outshot NY 45-31. Billy Smith made 41 saves.
  • October 15, 1983 -- Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) scored twice and Bob Froese made 31 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 win at NY. Lindsay Carson would miss the next 45 games after he suffered a broken arm when hit by Bob Nystrom who later said "I feel bad for him but I was going to check him and he turned around. I couldn't understand why he was turning."
  • October 30, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 42 saves and Brent Sutter (2-1-3) scored twice in NY's 6-2 win in Philly.
  • November 8, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 40 saves and backed NY to a 4-1 win at home. Philly held a 41-24 shots advantage. Four Sutters got a point in the game: Ron and Rich of the Flyers and Duane and Brent of NY.
  • November 23, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 49 saves in NY's 4-2 win at Philly. Bryan Trottier's (1-1-2) PPG snapped a 2-2 tie early in the third period. Stefan Persson of NY was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for shooting the puck in the direction of referee Kerry Fraser immediately following a delay of game minor late in regulation; however, the Flyers did not capitalize on the double minor. The Flyers held a 51-23 shots advantage including 19-4 in the third period and 37-12 over the last two periods.
  • January 21, 1984 -- Dave Poulin (3-0-3) got his first career hat trick, including two third period breakaways off Billy Smith (7 GA), and the Flyers rolled to a 7-1 home win. After each goal by Poulin, who was on a line with Tim Kerr and Brian Propp, the Notre Dame fight song was played. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Five Flyers' d-men had points led by Miroslav Dvorak (0-3-3). The Flyers scored four third period goals.
  • February 26, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (2-0-2) scored twice and Bob Froese, who picked up the only assist on Mark Howe's GWG, made 27 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Philly outshot NY 46-30 including 20-12 in the first period. Glen Cochrane and Bobby Nystrom fought in the first period (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZCQd-i51aw ). About a minute later, Randy Holt decked Greg Gilbert, after what he felt was an uncalled slash, and picked up an additional four PIMs following fighting majors with Bryan Trottier ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqT4YgiFp6Y ). The Flyers successfully killed the double-minor to Holt then took a 2-0 lead before intermission. In the second period, Kerr's second goal made it 3-2 with 23 seconds to play. In the third period, Bobby Clarke and Billy Smith (extra minor to the goalie) picked up fighting majors as did Dave Brown and Paul Boutilier and during a man advantage, Howe's blistering shot on the PP proved the difference. Len Hachborn (1-2-3) scored another PPG to finish the scoring and had a game-high three points.

  • March 6, 1984 -- Five Islanders scored in a 5-2 home win. Rollie Melanson made 21 saves and finished 4-0 with a 1.75 GAA against the Flyers that season. Brian Propp scored both Flyers' goals. There were two fights in the first period: Rich Sutter vs. Paul Boutilier and Daryl Stanley vs. Duane Sutter.

  • October 4, 1984 -- NY's Stefan Persson was suspended five games for swinging his stick at Daryl Stanley during a Flyers' 5-4 pre-season win at NY.
  • November 18, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh (37 saves) and Kelly Hrudey (28 saves) were named the game's top two stars in a 3-3 OT tie in Philly. The Flyers were out-shot 22-7 in the scoreless third period and OT. Ron Sutter was stopped on a penalty shot with the Flyers trailing 3-2 when Paul Boutilier tossed his stick during a short-handed breakaway. All three Flyers who scored had their first season goals.
  • December 15, 1984 -- NY scored three times in a span of 1:58 during a 5-0 first period en route to a 6-2 home win. John Tonelli (2-0-2) and Brent Sutter (1-2-3) led the offense. Kelly Hrudey made 28 saves.
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