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#7|Oct 22, 2011|Blues at Flyers |7:00 p.m. ET

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (4-1-1, 1-1-1 home) vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES (3-4-0, 1-3-0 away)




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BROADCAST INFORMATION

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GAME PREVIEW, NOTES and STATISTICS

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TEAMS' WEBSITES

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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
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FLYERS' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player Height WeightDate of Birth Age Place of Birth
42 Jason Akeson 5' 10" 190 Jun 3, 1990 22 Orleans, ON, CAN
48Danny Briere "A" 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 35 Gatineau, QC, CAN
14 Sean Couturier 6' 3" 197 Dec 7, 1992 20 Phoenix, AZ, USA
26 Ruslan Fedotenko 6' 1" 200 Jan 18, 1979 34 Kiev, UKR
12 Simon Gagne 6' 1" 195 Feb. 29, 1980 33 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
28 Claude Giroux "C" 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 25 Hearst, ON, CAN
18 Adam Hall 6' 2" 212 Aug 14, 1980 32 Kalamazoo, MI, USA
19Scott Hartnell "A" 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 31 Regina, SK, CAN
9 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 229 Jul 4, 1972 40 Toronto, ON, CAN
21 Scott Laughton6' 1" 177 May 30, 1994 18 Oakville, ON, CAN
15 Tye McGinn 6' 2" 205 Jul 29, 1990 22 Fergus, ON, CAN
24 Matt Read 5' 10" 185 Jun 14, 1986 26 Ilderton, ON, CAN
36 Zac Rinaldo 5' 11" 169 Jun 15, 1990 22 Missisauga, ON, CAN
37 Jay Rosehill 6' 3" 215 Jul 16, 1985 27 Olds, AB, CAN
10 Brayden Schenn 6' 1" 190 Aug 22, 1991 21 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 37 Thompson, MB, CAN
17 Wayne Simmonds 6' 2" 183 Aug 26, 1988 24 Scarborough, ON, CAN
25 Maxime Talbot 5' 11" 190 Feb 11, 1984 29 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
93 Jakub Voracek 6' 2" 214 Aug 15, 1989 23 Kladno, CZE

Defensemen
No. Player Height Weight Date of Birth AgePlace of Birth
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 28 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
3 Kurtis Foster 6' 5" 225 Nov 24, 1981 31 Carp, ON, CAN
27 Bruno Gervais 6' 1" 200 Oct 3, 1984 28 Longueuil, QC, CAN
8 Nicklas Grossmann 6' 4" 230 Jan 22, 1985 28 Stockholm, SWE
29 Erik Gustafsson 5' 10" 180 Dec 15, 1988 24 Kvissleby, SWE
23 Kent Huskins 6' 4" 210 May 4, 1979 33 Almonte, ON, CAN
34 Matthew Konan 6' 4" 186 Sep 3, 1991 21 Orange, CA, USA
38 Oliver Lauridsen 6' 6" 220 Mar 24, 198924 Gentofte, DNK
6 Andreas Lilja 6' 3" 220 Jul 13, 1975 37 Helsingborg, SWE
32 Brandon Manning 6' 1" 195 Jun 4, 1990 22 Prince George, BC, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 27 Považská Bystrica, SVK
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 38 Dryden, ON, CAN
22 Luke Schenn 6' 2" 229 Nov 2, 1989 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 38 Kuopio, FIN

Goalies
No. Player Height WeightDate of Birth AgePlace of Birth
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 198 Jan 2, 197736 Woonsocket, RI, USA
30 Ilya Bryzgalov 6' 3" 213 Jun 22, 1980 32 Togliatti, RUS
35 Steve Mason 6' 4" 217 May 29, 1988 24 Oakville, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP (lines not as posted but those forwards listed will play)
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
42 - Jason Akeson 28 - Claude Giroux 93 - Jakub Voracek
24 - Matt Read10 - Brayden Schenn 17 - Wayne Simmonds
19- Scott Hartnell 48 - Danny Briere 12 - Simon Gagne
37- Jay Rosehill 14 - Sean Couturier 9 - Mike Knuble

Pairings
Name Name
6 - Andreas Lilja29 - Erik Gustafsson
38 - Oliver Lauridsen 22 - Luke Schenn
32 - Brandon Manning 34 - Matt Konan

Goalies
Name Name Name
30 - Ilya Bryzgalov 35 - Steve Mason (confirmed starter) 33 - Brian Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
Player Status Description
Jason Akeson will make his NHL debut recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Brian Boucher available healthy
Marc-Andre BourdonIR (Jan. 13); skated with Flyers (Apr. 26); outconcussion with AHL's Phantoms (Nov. 30)
Braydon CoburnIR (Mar. 29); out this seasonseparated left shoulder (Mar. 28)
Ruslan Fedotenko available healthy
Kurtis Foster available healthy
Bruno Gervais out this season surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle (Apr. 18)
Nick Grossmann IR (Apr. 4); out this season injured in practice (Mar. 22); reported as concussion (Apr. 8)
Adam Hall skated with extras today healthy
Kent Huskins questionable concussion (Apr. 15); resumed skating (Apr. 22)
Mike Knuble will play healthy
Scott Laughton available but will not play recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Andrej MeszarosIR (Mar. 27); out this seasontorn rotator cuff, left shoulder (Mar. 26)
Tye McGinn available recalled (Apr. 22) from AHL
Chris ProngerIR/LTIR (Jan. 13/reported); out this seasonpost-concussion syndrome
Zac Rinaldo out this season high ankle sprain, left leg (Apr. 3)
Jody Shelley IR/LTIR (Feb. 12/Feb. 26); out this season left hip surgery (Feb. 27)
Maxime Talbot out this season broken left leg (Mar. 31)
Kimmo Timonen out this season compression fracture in his right foot (Apr. 23)
Matt Walker IR/LTIR (Jan. 13/reported); out this seasonhip/chronic back

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ST. LOUIS BLUES
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BLUES' POSSIBLE LINEUP
Lines
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Vladimir SobotkaDavid Backes Chris Stewart
Chris Porter Patrik Berglund T.J. Oshie
Alex SteenJason ArnottJamie Langenbrunner
Evgeny Grachev Scott NicholMatt D'Agostini

Pairings
Name Name
Kent Huskins Alex Pietrangelo
Barret Jackman Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo Roman Polak

Goalies (A starter has not been confirmed but Elliott is a possibility.)
Name Name
Jaroslav HalakBrian Elliott

BLUES' INJURIES
Player ReasonStatus
Taylor Chorney kneecould be scratched
B.J. Crombeen broken left scapula injured reserve
Andy McDonald concussion injured reserve
Nikita Nikitin healthy could be scratched
David Perron post-concussion syndrome injured reserve
Ryan Reaves healthy could be scratched

BLUES' ROSTER
Forwards
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
44 Jason Arnott 6' 5" 220 Oct 11, 1974 Collingwood, ON, CAN
42 David Backes "C" 6' 3" 225 May 1, 1984 Minneapolis, MN, USA
21 Patrik Berglund 6' 4" 218 Jun 2, 1988 Vesteras, SWE
26 B.J. Crombeen 6' 2" 214 Jul 10, 1985 Denver, CO, USA
36 Matt D'Agostini 6' 0" 200 Oct 23, 1986 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
78 Evgeny Grachev 6' 4" 224 Feb 21, 1990 Khabarovsk, RUS
15 Jamie Langenbrunner "A" 6' 1" 205 Jul 24, 1975 Cloquet, MN, USA
10 Andy McDonald "A" 5' 11" 190 Aug 25, 1977 Strathroy, ON, CAN
12 Scott Nichol 5' 9" 180 Dec 31, 1974 Edmonton, AB, CAN
74 T.J. Oshie 5' 11" 195 Dec 23, 1986 Mt. Vernon, WA, USA
57 David Perron 6' 0" 200 May 28, 1988 Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
32 Chris Porter 6' 1" 200 May 29, 1984 Toronto, ON, CAN
75 Ryan Reaves 6' 1" 225 Jan 20, 1987 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
17 Vladimir Sobotka 5' 10" 183 Jul 2, 1987 Trebic, CZE
20 Alexander Steen "A" 6' 1" 200 Mar 1, 1984 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
25 Chris Stewart 6' 2" 228 Oct 30, 1987 Toronto, ON, CAN

Defensemen
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
43 Taylor Chorney 6' 1" 189 Apr 27, 1987 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
28 Carlo Colaiacovo 6' 1" 205 Jan 27, 1983 Toronto, ON, CAN
6 Kent Huskins 6' 4" 210 May 4, 1979 Almonte, ON, CAN
5 Barret Jackman "A" 6' 0" 205 Mar 5, 1981 Trail, BC, CAN
64 Nikita Nikitin 6' 3" 217 Jun 16, 1986 Omsk, RUS
27 Alex Pietrangelo 6' 3" 206 Jan 18, 1990 King City, ON, CAN
46 Roman Polak 6' 1" 227 Apr 28, 1986 Ostrava, CZE
22 Kevin Shattenkirk 5' 11" 193 Jan 29, 1989 Greenwich, CT, USA

Goalies
No. Player HeightWeightDate of BirthPlace of Birth
1 Brian Elliott 6' 3" 201 Apr 9, 1985 Newmarket, ON, CAN
41 Jaroslav Halak 5' 11" 185 May 13, 1985 Bratislava, SVK

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FLYERS vs. BLUES SERIES HISTORY

Regular Season Record
Opponent W-L-T-OTL Home Away
St. Louis Blues 83-40-17-1 47-13-10-0 36-27-7-1

Playoffs Record
Opponent Series W-L Home Away
St. Louis Blues 0-23-82-41-4

Regular Season Streaks (unless noted)
Opponent W-L-OTL Home Away
St. Louis Blues 9-3-1 in the last 136-2-0 in the last 8 5-1-1 in the last 7

1967-1969:
  • October 18, 1967 -- The Flyers recorded the franchise's first victory, a 2-1 win in front of 5,234 in the St. Louis Arena. It was the first meeting between the squads and third regular season game in Flyers' history. Ed Hoekstra scored the lone third period goal off Glenn Hall. With six seconds left in the game, the Blues' Noel Picard was handed a game-misconduct as part of dual high-sticking minors with Ed Van Impe and supposedly set the tone for the bitter rivalry between the two teams in the first few years of their existences. The first goal in this series was scored by Fred Hucul of the Blues who last scored an NHL goal 15 seasons earlier, 1952-53, with the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • November 19, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers edged the Blues 3-2. Upon the conclusion of the game, the Flyers were involved in their first bench-clearing brawl. The Blues' Gordon Kannegiesser tackled Ed Van Impe and the Flyers' Pat Hannigan interceded. Larry Zeidel (Flyers) and Noel Picard (Blues) were given majors and misconducts. Philly led 3-0 after one period scoring three times against Genn Hall. St. Louis had just 15 shots and the Flyers held a 24-9 shots advantage through two periods. The Blues' Ron Schock scored two PPGs in the third period, the first of which was protested by goalie Bernie Parent earning him a minor penalty.
  • November 25, 1967 -- Bernie Parent made 46 saves and Gary Dornhoefer, Lou Angotti and Bill Sutherland each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 road win. Dornhoefer fought Ron Stewart after getting speared. The Blues entered the game with the NHL's worst record 4-11-2.
  • December 3, 1967 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. The Blues held a 32-14 shots advantage through two periods but the game was tied 2-2. Gary Dornhoefer had the GWG. Bill Sutherland and Lou Angotti each had two points.
  • December 14, 1967 -- Brit Selby (2-0-2) returned to the lineup after missing the prior 17 games due to a shoulder separation and scored both Flyers' goals in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Selby was the Calder Trophy winner two seasons earlier. Gary Dornhoefer assisted on both goals. Future Hall-of Fame members Bernie Parent (30 saves) and Glenn Hall (29 saves) were the net minders.
  • December 16, 1967 -- Lou Angotti scored and Bernie Parent made 25 saves and recorded his first Flyers' shutout in a 1-0 road win.
  • January 21, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in a 2-2 home tie. The Flyers were outshot 12-2 in a scoreless first period. At 10:17, a brawl between the squads was highlighted by a battle between Gary Dornhoefer and Noel Picard and John Miszuk fought Barclay Plager.
  • February 10, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 33 stops and Jean Gauthier had two (1-1-2) points in Philly's 2-1 victory in St. Louis.
  • March 27, 1968 -- The Flyers unbeaten streak in this series ended at 8 games (6-0-2) with a 3-0 loss in St. Louis. Glenn Hall recorded 17 saves. Doug Favell made 30 saves in the loss.
  • March 28, 1968 -- One day after a shutout loss, the Flyers returned the favor in a 2-0 victory at Le Colisee in Quebec (held there due to roof damage in the Spectrum). Doug Favell made 29 saves and Gary Dornhoefer netted the GWG. The Flyers finished with a 7-1-2 mark against the Blues. The win, coupled by the Los Angeles Kings-Oakland Seals tie in the wee morning hours, provided the Flyers with a West Division Championship in the team's first season. Members of the organization made phone calls to the UPI news bureau as well to the arena to verify the final score in order to celebrate the immediacy of the moment at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET.
  • April 4, 1968 -- In Game One of the West Division Semifinals in Philadelphia, Jimmy Roberts scored with 6:47 to play for a 1-0 St. Louis victory in front of 10,649 in the Spectrum. The Flyers were outshot 33-14, including 14-2 in the final period. Bernie Parent (32 saves) replaced expected starter Doug Favell who had a throat infection. Glenn Hall made 14 saves for the Blues. This marked the long-awaited return to the Spectrum for the Flyers who played the previous 14 games and also 21 of the prior 24 games elsewhere.
  • April 6, 1968 -- In Game Two, Leon Rochefort scored the lone goal of the third period and the Flyers edged the Blues 4-3. The Flyers scored twice in a 23-second span within the last 90 seconds of the first period for a 3-1 lead. Pat Hannigan (1-1-2) and Claude Laforge (1-1-2) led the Flyers. Future Hall of Famer Dickie Moore (1-1-2) and Larry Keenan (1-1-2) led the Blues. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the latter half of the third period. Plager, in the first period, was assessed a 10-minute misconduct after a boarding minor. Glenn Hall (37 saves) and Doug Favell (26 saves) were the goaltenders.
  • April 10, 1968 -- In Game Three at St. Louis, Larry Keenan scored 4:10 into the second OT lifting the Blues to a 3-2 win in front of 10,867. Gary Dornhoefer, who earlier fought with Barclay Plager, suffered a broken leg and missed the rest of the series. Bernie Parent made 54 saves, including 31 after the second period and the Flyers were outshot 17-6 in the OTs. Glenn Hall made 33 saves in the game. Dickie Moore, in his final NHL season, assisted on the OT goal.
  • April 11, 1968 -- In Game Four, Red Berenson scored twice, the Blues had two SHGs and Glenn Hall made 22 saves in St. Louis' 5-2 home win in front of 11,072. The Blues had three special teams' goals. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the opening period, moments after the Blues went up 2-1, and each received misconducts. Doug Favell made 28 saves.



    Al Arbour, wearing glasses, in an undated photo.
  • April 13, 1968 -- In Game Five at Philadelphia, Rosaire Paiement (3-0-3) had a hat trick in his first career NHL PO game (just seven regular season games played at the time) and the Flyers exploded for a 6-1 win in front of 10,587. Paiement played the night before for Quebec in the AHL and was called up the day of this game. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Andre Lacroix had three assists. In the third period, with the Flyers up 4-0, the Blues' Noel Picard slugged Claude Laforge in the jaw leading to a 20-minute bench-clearing brawl. Laforge was knocked unconscious, had a dental plate broken and needed 14 stitches. Picard was ejected, joining Barclay Plager who was tossed earlier in the game. Backup goalie Doug Favell jumped off the bench and when challenged by Dickie Moore, the two fought. Said Favell "He challenged me. I wanted nothing to do with him but Moore came at me and we had it out." When the Flyers were later fined more than the Blues, GM Bud Poile threatened to quit. Poile also said that it was Campbell's second mistake of the year (mentioning the Larry Zeidel incident from earlier in the year against Boston). Favell was fined the most ($150) and many other players were fined $100 each. Flyers' head coach Keith Allen was fined $500 while Scotty Bowman of the Blues was docked $400.
  • April 16, 1968 -- In Game Six at St. Louis, backed by the sensational goaltending of Bernie Parent (63 saves) and a last minute goal in regulation, the Flyers recorded a stunning 2-1 victory in double OT shocking the crowd of 13,738 in St. Louis Arena. Andre Lacroix scored with 15 seconds left in the third period when Glenn Hall couldn't cover an Ed Van Impe shot from the point and the game headed to OT. Don Blackburn scored on a seemingly harmless backhander that swerved just as Hall was about to smother it and the series was headed to a seventh game. St. Louis outshot Philly 28-9 after two periods, 39-27 in regulation, 10-2 in the decisive second OT and 64-43 in the game. The Blues had a 2-man advantage for 86 seconds in the middle period but failed. The Blues' goal was scored by Gerry Melnyk (see entry on June 11, 1968), seven seconds into a first period powerplay.
  • April 18, 1968 -- In Game Seven at Philadelphia, the Flyers attempt at recovering from a 3-1 series hole fell short as the Blues won 3-1 in the Spectrum in front of 14,646. Head coach Scotty Bomwan called up 43-year old player-coach and future Hall of Famer Doug Harvey from the minors for his first NHL action of the 1967-68 season; Harvey was named the game's top star. Larry Keenan's GWG was scored in the second period when Philly's Larry Zeidel accidentally tipped in a loose puck behind his goalie Bernie Parent. Despite no red light from the goal judge, referee Vern Buffey overruled and called it a goal. The Blues finished the scoring with an ENG. Afterwards, Bowman said "That was the toughest series ever played, the toughest that ever will be played."
  • June 11, 1968 -- The Flyers acquired Darryl Edestrand and Gerry Melnyk for Lou Angotti and Ian Campbell. That same day, the Blues sent Angotti to Pittsburgh for Ab McDonald. Melnyk suffered a heart attack during one of his first skating drills in a Flyers' jersey and immediately retired without having played a game; Edestrand appeared in just two games for Philly. To earn his salary, he became a scout with the team and was responsible for the drafting of Bobby Clarke.
  • October 30, 1968 -- Glenn Hall made 28 saves and Red Berenson (1-1-2) and Doug Harvey (1-1-2) had two points in the Blues' 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the loss.
  • November 7, 1968 -- In one of the greatest individual performances in NHL history, Red Berenson (6-1-7) tied an existing NHL record (Syd Howe in 1944) with six goals in the Blues' 8-0 shutout in Philadelphia. Berenson's seven points have never been duplicated or surpassed against the Flyers (through 2009-10). Berenson had four goals in the second period and that tied an existing record, set twice, for most goals in any period. St. Louis led 5-0 after two periods and all five goals were by Berenson, who missed on his first shot but scored with his next five shots; he had 10 in the game. Jacques Plante made 26 stops for the 65th shutout of his career. Defensemen Ed Van Impe and Joe Watson, the latter of whom suffered a shoulder injury and had surgery which sidelined him for 13 games until December 12th, were on the ice for all six goals and Doug Favell gave up eight goals.
  • November 30, 1968 -- Red Berenson scored the only goal in a 1-0 Blues' home win despite 40 saves from Bernie Parent. With the goal, Berenson scored eight of the last 10 goals in this series. Glenn Hall made 28 saves for the win.
  • December 8, 1968 -- The Blues blew three one-goal leads in a 4-4 draw in Philly. Simon Nolet had three points (2-1-3) for the Flyers.
  • January 15, 1969 -- Ron Schock, who scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, had two goals in the Blues' 4-3 home win.
  • February 13, 1969 -- Red Berenson had two assists and Jacques Plante made 29 stops in St. Louis' 2-1 win in the Spectrum.
  • February 19, 1969 -- Ab McDonald (2-1-3) factored in all three goals as the Blues skated to a 3-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 24 stops while Jacques Plante made 27 saves.
  • March 23, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had three first period points and the Flyers, backed by Bernie Parent's solid goaltending, clinched a playoff spot in a 4-3 victory at home. Philadelphia snapped an 0-6-1 skid to St. Louis in the regular season.
  • April 2, 1969 -- In Game One of the West Division Finals, five Blues' scored in a 5-2 victory in St. Louis. Goalie Glenn Hall suffered a pulled hamstring in the first period with St. Louis up 2-0 and was replaced by Jacques Plante who immediately gave up a goal.
  • April 3, 1969 -- In Game Two, Jacques Plante made 21 saves and five different Blues scored in a 5-0 win in St. Louis. Ed Van Impe and Garry Peters of Philly were tossed as was Barclay Plager of the Blues. There were 95 PIMs called. Van Impe returned to action for his first game in about two weeks but was ejected after raising his stick in a menacing manner to Noel Picard; a bench-clearing brawl ensued. Peters and Plager were tossed in the late third period.
  • April 5, 1969 -- In Game Three, Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues recorded a 3-0 win in Philadelphia by scoring in each period. The Blues' Bob Plager said "At home, the fans have class. They throw nickels on the ice. Here, they throw pennies."
  • April 6, 1969 -- In Game Four, St. Louis led 3-0 at the 4:22 mark and cruised to a series-clinching sweep 4-1. Jacques Plante made 30 saves. The Blues out-scored the Flyers 17-3 in the four-game series. Twelve Blues' players scored in the series, no one with more than two goals. On May 19, 1969, the Flyers elevated head coach Keith Allen to Ass't GM and replaced him with Vic Stasiuk. Ed Snider said "We want to catch and surpass them (Blues) and eventually build the best organization in hockey."
  • October 26, 1969 -- Jacques Plante (26 saves) and Bernie Parent (25 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in Philadelphia.
  • November 1, 1969 -- Frank St. Marseille had six points (2-4-6) and Red Berenson had a hat trick in the Blues' 8-0 win at Philly. Jacques Plante made 23-saves. Ab McDonald and Larry Keenan added three assists apiece. The Blues tallied four PPGs.
  • December 7, 1969 -- Red Berenson (2-1-3) had two goals and Ernie Wakely made 20 saves in the Blues' 4-1 win in Philly. Phil Goyette had three assists.
  • December 20, 1969 -- Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues scored in each period in a 3-0 home win. Plante recorded six shutouts in the regular season and POs combined for St. Louis against the Flyers, this being his last. The Blues finished the 1960s with a 14-1-2 mark in the last 17 games (regular season and playoffs).

1970-1974:
  • January 7, 1970 -- Reg Fleming (1-1-2) had the tying goal and Doug Favell made 28 saves in a 2-2 finish at St. Louis. The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Bobby Clarke scored the Flyers first goal which snapped Jacques Plante's shutout streak at home against the Flyers at 182:09. The Flyers lost their previous eight games to the Blues.
  • January 25, 1970 -- Reg Fleming (1-1-2) and Bernie Parent (30 saves) led the Flyers, 2-0 to a win. Philly entered this game 1-14-3 in the last 18 contests against the Blues.
  • March 12, 1970 -- Phil Goyette and Jimmy Roberts of the Blues scored on a 10-minute PP late in the third period and St. Louis won 4-2 at home. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was eventually suspended eight games and fined $300 for a stick-swinging incident in this game. The play started when Heiskala committed a roughing penalty on Tim Ecclestone. As the two chatted, the Blues' Terry Gray elbowed Heiskala who lost two teeth, suffered a bloodied mouth and fell to the ice. Heiskala then regained his balance and slashed Gray above the forehead which required six stitches. When offering his ruling, NHL President Clarence Campbell said "There was a substantial lapse of time between Gray's elbow smash or cross-check and Heiskala's retaliatory blow."
  • April 2, 1970 -- Ernie Wakely was sensational making 34 saves and Jimmy Roberts scored a first period SHG to lead St. Louis to a 1-0 win in Philly. This was the fifth of six straight losses that ended the Flyers' PO hopes. The slumping Flyers fell to 3-12-5 in the last 20 games. Bernie Parent made 32 saves. The Flyers held a 34-33 shots advantage. Larry Hillman had seven shots, giving him 16 the last two games against the Blues.
  • December 9, 1970 -- Serge Bernier (1-3-4) and Doug Favell (29 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win at St. Louis. The victory snapped a 10-game road winless skid in this series (0-9-1).
  • December 13, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Wayne Hillman scored a late goal in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was whistled for crosschecking eight seconds into the game.
  • December 30, 1970 -- Red Berenson (1-4-5) and ex-Flyer Bill Sutherland (0-3-3) combined for six points in a span of 4:28 during a 3-goal second period flurry in St. Louis' 5-2 home win. Tim Ecclestone scored twice for the Blues.
  • February 7, 1971 -- Fran Huck scored twice and Ernie Wakely made 29 save in the Blues' 6-2 win at Philly. St. Louis made a major trade and changed head coaches, the day before, resulting in the end of a five-game drought. Scotty Bowman returned as Blues' head coach and replaced Al Arbour, who went back to becoming a player, and who had two assists. Earlier, St. Louis dealt Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone to Detroit for Garry Unger and Wayne Connolly. Berenson said that Bowman traded him because of his role as President of the Players' Association. Unger said "I suppose it was my hair that got me traded" in reply to his reputation as a playboy.
  • April 1, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 31 saves and Danny Schock scored the only goal in his brief NHL career with eight minutes to play in a 1-1 tie in St. Louis.
  • October 30, 1971 -- Gary Unger (3-1-4) had a hat trick in the first period but the Flyers rallied for a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Unger was tossed from the game at the 26-minute mark when disorder ensued. Doug Favell 26 saves on 27 shots) replaced Bernie Parent after one period. The Blues also made a goalie switch after one period, when they led 3-2.
  • January 1, 1972 -- Rick Foley's (1-1-2) PPG with 53 seconds left gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Doug Favell made 31 saves. Bill Clement and Bill Plager fought. The Blues held a 35-34 shots edge. Jack Egers (2-1-3) and Barclay Plager (1-2-3) led the Blues.
  • January 6, 1972 -- One of the defining moments in Flyers' history happened because of this game won by St. Louis 3-2 when the Blues rallied after a brawl that carried over into the stands. Garry Unger, Phil Roberto and Gary Sabourin all scored in the third period, the last goal with 6:46 to play assisted by Andre "Moose" Dupont. Down 2-0 after two periods, Blues' head coach Al Arbour verbally chastised ref John Ashley for the way a puck was dropped in a faceoff. As Arbour continued his yelling, he received a minor penalty and then chased the ref towards the Zamboni entrance near the stands. At that point, a fan doused Arbour with a cup of beer. Witnessing this, Bob Plager of the Blues went into the crowd while other St. Louis players rushed to Arbour's side. During the melee in the crowd, which involved players, coaches, and policemen, Arbour received a 10-inch cut to the head. Garry Unger and other Blues' players battled fans and swung sticks. Blues' player John Arbour received a 40-inch cut. Al Arbour's shirt, coat and tie were torn in the fracas and he coached the third period in his undershirt. Because the Blues' players out-numbered the cops in the crowd, a 16-year old fan rushed to a payphone and called a local police station and backups responded totaling 150 police officers. The fight lasted 25 minutes and the total delay was estimated at 45 minutes. The Blues gained inspiration and scored three third period goals for a 3-2 win, including the first two in a span of 37 seconds. Afterwards, Al and John Arbour, Phil Roberto and Floyd Thomson were arrested and tossed in the cooler for one night after they were taken to a Philadelphia police station on disorderly conduct charges and assault and battery on a police officer; Thompson faced additional charges of aggravated assault and battery. Four fans and two officers were injured. Seeing the display of unity and how the Blues responded to the fracas, the Flyers decided as an organization to become a more aggressive on-ice team and to acquire such players.

  • February 6, 1972 -- Down 2-0 with under three minutes to play, the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie on goals by Simon Nolet, with 2:48 left, and Gary Dornhoefer, with 1:51 to play. Bobby Clarke and Nolet factored in both goals. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Flyers. The game was played in the Spectrum.
  • March 4, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 44 saves and four different defensemen scored in a span of 5:56 during a second period onslaught to lift Philly in a 6-2 home win. Defensemen Joe Watson, Jean Potvin (1-2-3), Brent Hughes and Rick Foley (1-2-3) scored consecutive goals in the opening 7:47 of the second period, the first three coming in a span of 95 seconds, and the Flyers held a 4-1 lead 3:26 into the second period. The fourth straight goal by a d-man was followed by Bill Clement's goal which gave Philly a 5-0 advantage in the middle period (score was tied 1-1 through the first period). Six of the eight goals were by defensemen. Bob Plager (2-0-2) scored both Blues' goals. Ernie Wakely (18 saves, 23 shots) was replaced by Jacques Caron (8 saves, 9 shots). PPs accounted for 4 goals, three by the Flyers. It was a rare win for the Flyers in this series as they entered the game 3-20-8 in the prior 31 meetings starting with Game 7 of the 1968 series.
  • March 11, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin snapped a 2-2 late in the third period and the Blues won 4-2 at home with a 43-shot attack. The feisty game featured a fight between Moose Dupont of the Blues and Gary Dornhoefer of the Flyers.
  • October 7, 1972 -- In the season opener, the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia when the Blues' Jack Egers rifled a 45-footer past Doug Favell (37 saves) with 5:25 to play. It was Egers' second goal of the game. The Flyers scored three PPGs.
  • December 14, 1972 -- Bill Clement's PPG goal on a breakaway with 3:28 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. Clement led the Flyers with two goals and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves. Philly led 3-0 after one period but the Blues rallied to tie in the third period. Bill Flett iced the game with a 188-foot ENG. Blues' goalie Wayne Stephenson was removed in the third period for Jacques Caron who surrendered the deciding goal. Prior to the game, the Flyers and Blues exchanged players as St. Louis received Brent Hughes and Pierre Plante and Philly got Andre "Moose" Dupont and a 3rd round choice (Bob Stumpf). Dupont assisted on the first goal of the game 4:57 into the contest.
  • December 23, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin (2-1-3), Bob Plager (1-3-4) and Fran Huck (0-3-3) combined for 10 points in the Blues' 6-1 home win. RIck MacLeish and Bob McCord fought. Bill Flett scored with 0:17 remaining, spoiling Wayne Stephenson's shutout bid. Doug Favell and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves combined for the Flyers.
  • February 20, 1973 -- Bill Flett (2-2-4) snapped a 3-3 third period tie and Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) had four assists in Philly's 5-3 road win. Doug Favell made 34 saves including 15-for-15 in the third period where the Flyers were outshot 15-8 but scored twice. The Flyers entered the game 1-11-5 in the last 17 regular season games played at St. Louis. Andre Dupont fought Pierre Plante. The Blues' Gary Unger had 10 shots on goal.
  • March 25, 1973 -- Doug Favell made 28 saves and the Flyers recorded a 5-2 home win played on a Sunday afternoon game and broadcast nationally via NBC. In the second period, Bob Kelly pummeled Steve Durbano in a fight after Durbano made contact with a Flyers' trainer who was on the bench. Seeing this, Kelly jumped onto the ice moments after Dave Schultz got to Durbano first. Kelly (19 PIMs) and Durbano (29 PIMs, highest total ever at that point by an opponent) were tossed. St. Louis tied the score 1-1 in the second period on the ensuing PP but 27 seconds later Ross Lonsberry scored followed by goals from Schultz and Gary Dornhoefer. Durbano and Schultz fought 1:17 into the game.

  • November 24, 1973 -- Ross Lonsberry scored with 18 seconds remaining in the second period and Bernie Parent stopped all 31 shots in a 1-0 win in St. Louis. Orest Kindrachuk and Steve Durbano fought.
  • December 29, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves in the Flyers 4-1 win at St. Louis. Don Saleski and Gary Dornhoefer had PPGs which put the Flyers on top 2-1.
  • March 14, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) had three points, including two assists in the first 4:49 and later his 30th goal, in a 4-2 home win for Philly. Bernie Parent (PHI) beat Wayne Stephenson (STL).
  • March 24, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and the Flyers scored three PPGs in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs in 44 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first period. The active opening period included a 10-minute misconduct to Dave Schultz and a fight between Ross Lonsberry and Don Awrey. Wayne Stephenson made 33 saves for St. Louis.
  • March 27, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the game in an eventual 6-2 win in St. Louis. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) joined Lonsberry (1-2-3) with three points apiece. It was the Flyers' eighth straight win in this series.
  • September 16, 1974 -- The Flyers made two separate deals with the Blues. Ted Harris, a valuable member of the 1975 Champs, was acquired for cash. Wayne Stephenson was acquired for two players who combined for 16 NHL games.
  • November 16, 1974 -- St. Louis held a 4-0 lead in the third period but the Flyers closed to within one goal with under five minutes to play, but Bill Collins' ENG, his second goal of the game, gave St. Louis a 5-3 home win. John Davidson made 32 saves for the Blues.
  • December 15, 1974 -- Don Saleski (2-2-4) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) scored twice and Bernie Parent made 21 saves in Philly's 7-2 win in the Spectrum. John Davidson made 34 saves in the loss.

1975-1979:
  • January 23, 1975 -- Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bernie Parent (36 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-2 win in St. Louis. Dave Schultz scored the go-ahead goal 2:29 into the game. John Davidson made 32 saves but surrendred seven goals.
  • February 11, 1975 -- Yves Belanger made 34 saves in the Blues' 3-1 home win. Bill Collins had the GWG. Bernie Parent made 32 stops in the loss.
  • March 2, 1975 -- Down 2-1 in the third period, the Flyers rallied for a 4-2 victory in the Spectrum as Bobby Clarke had three assists and Reggie Leach two goals during the comeback.
  • October 16, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) had a SHG and a PPG in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Dave Schultz and Bob Gasoff had a feisty battle.
  • December 6, 1975 -- St. Louis scored three times in the first and four times in the third in their 7-2 rout at home. Red Berenson (2-2-4) led the offense.
  • December 21, 1975 -- Bill Barber (2-3-5), Reggie Leach (2-2-4) and Gary Dornhoefer (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 8-3 home victory. The Flyers held a 20-5 shots advantage in the opening period but the game was tied 2-2. St. Louis led 2-0 less than 8 minutes into the game and pulled ahead in the opening minute of the second period. The Flyers outscored St. Louis 4-0 in the third period. Wayne Stephenson made 28 saves. Tom Bladon (27 PIMs) and Bob Gassoff (39 PIMs) were ejected in the opening period after a fight. The Flyers' PP was 4-for-5 and the PK unit added another goal.
  • February 7, 1976 -- Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) and Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) had four points while Gary Dornhoefer (3 points) and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in the Flyers' 8-2 win at home. Philly dominated from the start, leading 3-1 on the scoreboard and 17-3 in shots. Flyers' goalie Jerome "Moses" Mrazek (6:17 played) made his only NHL appearance after relieving Wayne Stephenson with Philly up 6-1.
  • February 28, 1976 -- Garry Unger scored two PPGs and the Blues recovered from a 2-0 hole to tie the Flyers 2-2 in St. Louis. Wayne Stephenson (11 saves, 12 shots) replaced Bernie Parent (26 saves, 27 shots), the latter was playing in his second game of the season. Eddie Johnston made 28 saves for the Blues. St. Louis outshot the Flyers 39-30.
  • December 18, 1976 -- Bernie Parent stopped all 38 shots leading the Flyers to a 2-0 shutout in St Louis. Bill Barber and Ross Lonsberry scored 56 seconds apart in the game's opening 5:28. The Blues' Bob Gasoff fought Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman in the third period. Jimmy Watson suffered a left eye (retina) injury, which caused permanent visiton problems, from an accidental high-stick of Jerry Butler and missed the next nine games.
  • January 6, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves and Harvey Bennett (2-1-3) had three points in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. The Flyers scored the last seven goals of the game. The game featured a few fights including Paul Holmgren-Bob Gassoff.


  • January 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson had 24 saves and Ross Lonsberry's first period goal held until an ENG by Bill Barber in the Flyers 2-0 road win. Later, Lonsberry suffered an eye injury and missed the next five games.
  • February 14, 1977 -- Al Hill's phenomenal accomplishment of five points (2-3-5) set a record for most points by any player in his first NHL game and the Flyers recorded a 6-4 home win. Hill, who was recalled from Springfield (AHL) that day, scored 36 seconds into the game on his first NHL shot, made it 2-0 on his second career shot and had three points in the first period. His fourth point came about four minutes after he fought Bob MacMillan. Yves Belanger and Eddie Johnston each surrendered three goals. Brian Sutter and Orest Kindrachuk were ejected from the game in the third period for fighting. The game was aired as part of the NHL's nationally syndicated TV pact.

  • February 26, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 win in St. Louis. Rick MacLeish scored the first of three consecutive second period goals to seal the victory. The lone Blues' goal came by Brian Sutter who scored the first NHL goal of his career and by one of the Sutter Brothers.
  • October 16, 1977 -- Don Saleski recorded his third NHL hat trick, Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves and the Flyers' PP was a perfect 4-for-4 in a 7-0 home victory. The Flyers out-scored St. Louis 5-0 in the second period. Each team wore commemorative patches for players who passed away the prior May, the Flyers for Barry Ashbee and the Blues for Bob Gassoff.

  • October 29, 1977 -- Reggie Leach scored twice and Philly recorded a seventh consecutive win in this series, 7-3 in the Checkerdome (new name for the St. Louis Arena). Gary Unger had two goals for St. Louis. The Flyers broke open a 2-2 game with four second period goals. In the last seven meetings, the Flyers out-scored the Blues 36-9 and ran their unbeaten streak in this series to ten (9-0-1). The Flyers won the first six meetings of the 1977 calendar year and held a 34-9 goals advanatge including 17-1 in the second periods (10-5 in first periods and 7-3 in third periods).
  • December 31, 1977 -- Phil Myre made 29 saves to lead St. Louis in a 3-2 home win. The game was scoreless near the midway point but the Blues struck twice in the second period to take a 2-0 lead and end the Flyers' unbeaten streaks of 10 games (9-0-1) in this series and 46 games (36-0-10) against the five members of the Smythe Division (Colorado, Chicago, Vancouver, Minnesota and St. Louis).
  • February 6, 1978 -- Due to a 14-inch blizzard that rocked the area and crippled much of the East coast, the attendance was 5,148 which consisted of 3,725 ticketholders and 1,423 non-paying spectators who showed when Flyers' management graciously opened the Spectrum doors to anyone who needed assistance. Bernie Parent registered his 50th career shutout and faced just 11 shots in the 2-0 win. Philly scored two third period goals including Rick MacLeish's PP tally with one second remaining in the advantage. Dave Hoyda beat Neil Komadoski in a fight.
  • March 5, 1978 -- Bob Kelly (2-1-3), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Paul Holmgren (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 victory at home. The Flyers out-scored the Blues 4-0 in the second period with the goals coming in a span of 5:07. Bernie Parent made 21 saves.
  • November 30, 1978 -- Blake Dunlop and Bobby Clarke each had a goal and an assist and Wayne Stephenson picked up the shutout in a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Blues 34-17, including 24-6 over the last two periods.
  • December 17, 1978 -- Pete Peeters made his NHL debut and came within 51 seconds of a shutout in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Petters was reluctant to join the Flyers since he had family from Edmonton visiting him in Maine (AHL) for the Christmas holiday. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) had two goals and Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) also had two points apiece. Leach and Blake Dunlop scored eight seconds apart in the third period to make it 3-0. The Flyers owned a 13-1-1 mark in the last 15 games in this series.
  • December 30, 1978 -- Brothers Curt Bennett (1-2-3) and Harvey Bennett (0-3-3) each had three points and Phil Myre made 28 saves in the Blues' 6-3 home win. The Flyers closed the gap early in the third period to 4-3 but Garry Unger, who had the game's lone minor penalty, sealed the win with a late goal. Bob Kelly and Brian Sutter had fighting majors.
  • March 18, 1979 -- Blake Dunlop scored twice and Robbie Moore made 21 saves in his second NHL appearance backing Philly to a 5-3 home win. Bill Barber had the go-ahead goal 48 seconds after the Blues tied the game 2-2. Larry Giroux of the Blues committed the only infraction in the game and the total of two PIMs by both teams tied a Flyers' record for fewest PIMs in a game (also against Los Angeles in 1967).
  • March 31, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves and Rick Macleish (1-1-2) had two points in Philly's 4-2 road win. Mel Bridgman and Behn Wilson gave Philly a 2-0 lead in the opening period. The Flyers led 3-0 in the third period before St. Louis struck for consecutive goals. Wilson beat John Smrke in a third period fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=403c0Ubr-zE

  • June 7, 1979 -- Phil Myre was acquired by Philly for Blake Dunlop and Rick Lapointe. Myre was recommended to Flyers' GM Keith Allen by assistant coach Pat Quinn who played with Myre with the Atlanta Flames. Myre was acquired when the Flyers learned that the career of Bernie Parent had ended due to an eye injury.
  • November 1, 1979 -- Pete Peeters made 23 saves and the Flyers recorded their 20th straight home win in this series, 3-1. Mel Bridgman scored 0:33 into the game. Ed Staniowski made 36 saves in the loss. Frank Bathe fought Brian Sutter.
  • November 17, 1979 -- Blair Chapman's (2-1-3) second goal, with 2:32 to play, gave St. Louis a 3-3 tie at home and ended the Flyers' nine-game winning streak. The Flyers entered the game with a season record of 13-1-1. The Blues led 2-0 through two periods with two first periods goals. Frank Bathe and Rick Bowness fought 33 seconds before the Flyers first goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWtbwDuIA5I ). Bill Barber's SHG tied it 2-2 the Reggie Leach gave Philly a one-goal lead. The Flyers held a 36-18 shots advantage including 29-7 over the last 40 minutes and 16-3 in the third period. Mike Liut made 33 saves for the Blues.

1980-1984:
  • January 13, 1980 -- Ed Staniowski stopped 32 shots, including third period breakaway attempts by Bill Barber, Brian Propp and Ken Linseman, and the teams exchanged first period goals in a 1-1 draw at Philadelphia. The tie snapped the Flyers' 20-game home winning streak to the Blues. The last time St. Louis earned a point in Philadelphia was February 6, 1972.
  • January 22, 1980 -- Rookie Pete Peeters improved to 17-0-5 as he made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in St. Louis. Al Hill scored the GWG in the first period.
  • October 11, 1980 -- Tom Gorence (2-0-2) and Reggie Leach (2-0-2) combined for four goals in the Flyers' 5-1 win at St. Louis. Gorence also fought Brian Sutter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDZm6AoI50 ) in the opening period. Earlier, Jack McIlhargey and Larry Patey fought. Pete Peeters made 28 saves.
  • December 14, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish scored the 300th goal of his NHL career which snapped a 4-4 tie with 3:12 to go and the Flyers skated to a 5-4 win at home. Behn Wilson had three points. The Flyers outshot St. Louis 22-3 in the second period (Mike Liut made 21 saves) and 44-26 in the game. Philly trailed 3-1 but took a 4-3 lead on a Reggie Leach 50-footer.
  • January 8, 1981 -- The teams skated to a 5-5 tie in Philadelphia with St. Louis scoring the last two goals including Wayne Babych's (2-1-3) tying tally. The Blues led 3-1 but the Flyers scored the next four including two in the opening 39 seconds of the third period. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) was named the game's top star with two goals. Ex-Flyer Blake Dunlop (0-3-3) had three points.

  • October 24, 1981 -- Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) and Tim Kerr (2-0-2, two PPGs) led the Flyers to a 6-3 victory in St. Louis. Pete Peeters made 21 saves.
  • December 6, 1981 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Ron Flockhart (2-0-2) scored twice and Bobby Clarke had three points (1-2-3) in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. Mark Botell snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period with his first NHL goal on his 13th career shot; he played 32 games in the NHL.
  • January 2, 1982 -- Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4) and Rick St. Croix made 34 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 win in St. Louis.
  • November 21, 1982 -- Glen Cochrane's goal with 1:21 remaining in the second period lifted the Flyers to a 3-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers dominated the contest with a 45-23 shots advantage, including 19-7 in the middle period, but Brian Sutter's goal with 2:40 to play in the second tied the score 1-1. Darryl Sittler gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves. Glen Hanlon made 42 saves in the loss.
  • January 1, 1983 -- Darryl Sittler celebrated the new year in style as he collected three points in the Flyers' 4-1 win at St. Louis. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves and Bobby Clarke added two assists. Ron Flockhart suffered a knee injury and missed the next seven games. The Blues led 1-0 but the momentum changed when Behn Wilson pummeled Wayne Babych in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uvrsBATxdE )
  • February 10, 1983 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period and breezed to a 5-2 home win. Ron Flockhart and Brian Propp each had two points in the first period. The Flyers extended their unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (13-0-3) and had extended records of 26-2-4 and 38-5-4 against the Blues. Miroslav Dvorak scored his first NHL goal and went into a celebratory dance. The victory gave the Flyers a record of 16-1-2 in their last 19 games and an additional record of 21-2-3 in the last 26 games (both losses were to the Washington Capitals).
  • November 5, 1983 -- The Blues recorded a 7-6 victory in St. Louis Arena and won in this series for the first time since 1978. Perry Anderson scored 1:23 after Guy Chouinard evened the game. The victory snapped the Flyers' seven-game winning streak and 16-game (13-0-3) unbeaten streak against the Blues. Philly led 4-1 in the second period but the Blues scored the next three before the Flyers captured leads of 5-4 and then 6-5 in the third period. The goals by Anderson and Chouinard were both their first of the season. Rob Ramage (1-3-4), Chouinard (1-2-3) and Bernie Federko (1-2-3) led St. Louis. Paul Holmgren and Jack Carlson fought, then, about two minutes later, Darryl Sittler and Anderson received fighting majors. For the second straight game, Sittler (1-2-3) had a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fight. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) scored twice. Goalies Pelle Lindbergh and Mike Liut both went the distance.
  • February 16, 1984 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 23 saves in Philly's 5-2 home win. Daryl Stanley fought Jack Carlson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWKZBJZUc8 ) and Ron Sutter fought Dwight Schofield.

  • March 3, 1984 -- St. Louis blew a 2-0 lead but came back from a 3-2 third period deficit to win 4-3 with a pair of PPGs, the last with 2:35 to play. Rick Heinz made 31 saves for the win. The Flyers outshot St. Louis 14-4 in the final period, each team scored twice and the Blues' killed a penalty called with 2:17 remaining. Bill Barber scored the last of his 420 regular season NHL goals, it tied the game 2-2 in the third period. Dave Brown and Dwight Schofield clashed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcZ9N4RfS0

  • October 25, 1984 -- Tim Kerr scored four goals, including a third period natural hat trick in a team-record span of 2:27, in the Flyers' 7-2 home win. Dave Poulin gave Philly a 1-0 lead 14 seconds into the game then Lindsay Carson scored at the 3:10 mark and both had assists on the other's goals. Philly led 3-0 after one period. After Brian Propp scored a SHG to make it 4-1, Kerr netted three straight goals to up the lead to 7-1 -- the fourth time in team history a player scored three times in one regular season period. The last goal by Kerr came when he stole the puck and skated practically solo the length of the ice and as the home crowd cheered loudly, he shot through Liut's legs for his fourth goal. Bob Froese made 23 saves. Mike Liut gave up seven goals. Prior to the game, Brian Propp received the Emery Edge Team Award which signifies the club's highest plus-minus figure (plus 49) during the prior season; Hall of Famer Gordie Howe presented Propp with a trophy and a $500 check donated to the Barry Ashbee Leukemia Research Fund.
  • November 9, 1984 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and backed by Pelle Lindbergh's 29 saves skated to a 6-0 victory in Philadelphia. The Flyers' top line of Dave Poulin (1-2-3), all in the opening period, Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers scored three PPGs including two by Kerr. As the game concluded, Flyers' fans chanted "Pelle, Pelle" to honor the play of the goalie. Rick Wamsley was chased after the opening period (6 goals allowed, 10 shots) for Rick Heinz. The game had four fights including St. Louis' Brian Sutter fighting both Lindsay Carson and Ed Hospodar.

1985-1989:
  • January 5, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves, Tim Kerr scored twice and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) both had three points in the Flyers' 6-3 win at St. Louis. Lindsay Carson had a Gordie Howe hat trick. The Flyers outshot the Blues 39-35. Dave Brown was involved in three of the game's six fights and picked up 25 PIMs. The fights from first-to-last: Lindsay Carson-Dwight Schoefield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6edI5P2iks ), Rick Tocchet-Jim Pavese, Dave Brown-Terry Johnson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70aH7Eqr5s ), Brown-Pavese ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZABA_h72q4 ) and a dual fight between Brown-Schoefield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGoqp2zryiA ) and Brad Marsh-Perry Anderson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66sQLk0NPg ). The dual fight:


  • January 4, 1986 -- In St. Louis, Greg Millen made 32 saves in the Blues' 2-1 win. It was a rare victory for the goalie against the Flyers; he ended his career with just three wins in 22 decisions. All three goals came in the first period and the GWG was scored 30 seconds after the Flyers tied the score. Dave Richter and Jim Pavese fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhYhsC4LHE
  • January 25, 1986 --Darren Jensen set a team record for most saves in a shutout, with 48, and Brad McCrimmon scored a first period goal in the Flyers' 1-0 road victory. Jensen was a perfect 24-for-24 in the final period. It was Jensen's second and final NHL shutout. The St. Louis Arena mark was also broken, as Jacques Plante formerly held the record with a 44-save shutout in the 1968-69 season. Greg Millen made 33 saves in the loss. Rich Sutter fought Mark Hunter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKBkvNALRJo ) and Lee Norwood ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSh2SsZxfk ).
  • February 6, 1986 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to a 4-3 win at home. Brad McCrimmon tied the game then assisted on the GWG by Murray Craven 2:38 to play. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Ron Sutter fought Ed Beers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld1LYPOp2hE
  • December 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp tied a team-record by scoring four times (4-0-4) in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. Glenn Resch made 26 saves and Mark Howe (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) added three points each. The Flyers had four goals in the final period including tallies by Dave Brown and Propp within a team-record (later tied) seven seconds. Propp's recollection: http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=435970
  • December 21, 1986 -- Tim Kerr (3-0-3) set a team-record with his 13th career hat trick and Dave Poulin snapped a 6-6 tie in the Flyers' 7-6 home win. Poulin's GWG came as a result of a terrific offensive play by defenseman Doug Crossman. Philly led 3-1 midway though the game but the Blues out-scored the Flyers 5-2 in the middle period. The Flyers out-scored St. Louis 4-1 in the third period. Rick Meagher gave the Blues a 6-5 lead in the third period but Kerr's PPG tied it 6-6. Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) also had three points. Ron Hextall (18 saves, 23 shots) and Glenn Resch (4 saves, 5 shots) both were ill but Hextall later said "Having the flu is no excuse. I came to the game ready to play. We played sloppily, and I didn't make any big saves."
  • February 14, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Dave Poulin (2-1-3), who scored the GWG, had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 win in St. Louis. The Blues held a 35-25 shots advantage. Rick Tocchet, who had two assists, fought Jim Pavese -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsLkA_NA5o
  • November 10, 1987 -- Tony McKegney scored twice to give the Blues a 2-0 lead and they went on to a 5-2 home win. Greg Millen made 26 saves for the victory. Scott Mellanby (PHI) fought Rob Ramage (STL) twice. Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan benched Rick Tocchet and the following day addressed a question that the benching was due to Tocchet's refusal to fight when directed "It's a lie. Rick Tocchet was benched because he was playing poorly. And that's the only reason." After the game, and before Keenan's denial, Tocchet said "I'm getting some momentum. I'm not going to go out and just fight." Several players said Keenan never made the directive and Flyers' GM Bob Clarke said "Rick's a good kid who wears his heart on his sleeve. He's emotional and he may have taken something the wrong way. I think he and Mike can sit down and work out their differences. I'm not angry at Rick." After the next game, Mike Keenan said "I love Rick Tocchet" following a strong effort against the Penguins.
  • January 7, 1988 -- The line of Rick Tocchet (2-3-5), Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) had twelve points (5-7-12) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) added three points in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Propp's first goal was his 700th NHL point. St. Louis' Mark Hunter scored twice and his teammate Jocelyn Lemieux suffered a broken leg in the first period. Tied 3-3 after two, the Flyers erupted for three third period goals to take a 6-3 lead. The Flyers extended their home winning streak in this series to ten games and the unbeaten streak to 34 (31-0-3).
  • February 6, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Peter Zezel and Scott Mellanby each had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. Barclay Plager, former Blues' All-Star and member of the then-current coaching staff, died of brain cancer at the age of 46. Plager battled cancer for more than three years and was to have been an honorary captain for the Campbell Conference three nights later when St. Louis hosted the NHL All-Star Game.
  • November 17, 1988 -- St. Louis snapped the Flyers' 34-game (31-0-3) home unbeaten streak in this series with a 3-1 win in Philly. The most recent Blues' victory in Philly was January 6, 1972. Bernie Federko scored twice including the GWG on the PP in the third period. The winning goalie was Vincent Riendeau who profited from the Blues holding the Flyers' to a franchise record-low (since snapped) 15 shots. St. Louis outshot Philly 16-15 and the 31 total shots was the fewest (to date) recorded by both team in the Spectrum's history. After the game, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "I'm disappointed in everyone. Tonight we had zero guys going and we need twenty." Ron Hextall said "Twenty guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror. We can't rely on Tim Kerr and Mark Howe every night." Flyers' star Rick Tocchet sat out the last of his 10-game suspension for gouging Dean Chynoweth of the Islanders.
  • November 29, 1988 -- In a move done in part to shake up the slumping Flyers, the highly popular Peter Zezel was traded to the Blues for Mike Bullard. ''The feeling of the organization and my own feeling was that we had to get more speed and we had to get more scoring up front,'' said Flyers' GM Bob Clarke. Zezel departed amid tears and many Flyers' fans were disappointed in the trade. Bullard said ''I was dissatisfied with the Blues. They were keying on me there, and now I'm coming to a team with a lot of talent." The swap paid immediate dividends as the Flyers went 13-2-1 in the next 16 games. Prior to the game, the Flyers won just once in 10 contests.
  • January 8, 1989 -- Peter Zezel (2-1-3) scored the go-ahead goal and the Blues went on to a 7-4 win in St. Louis. Mike Bullard, the player acquired for Zezel, also scored twice. Coupled with the November 1988 win, it marked the first time the Blues won consecutive games in this series since 1970-71.
  • March 16, 1989 -- Brett Hull (2-0-2) scored 3:21 into OT, with an assist to Peter Zezel, to lift the Blues 4-3 in Philadelphia. St. Louis rallied from three one-goal deficits. Greg Paslawski scored in the final minute of regulation to send the game into the extra period. Mike Bullard (2-0-2), Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) and Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) accounted for all six individual points for the Flyers. Zezel was greeted warmly by Flyers' fans which led to many post-game reactions of his new teammaters including Gordie Roberts who said "Why did I get the feeling I was at a Beatles' concert? I was waiting for 'Love Me Do' to come on." Cliff Ronning said "There must have been 3,000 of them (female fans)... with signs saying 'I Love You Peter.'" Prior to the game, Ed Snider, Bill Barber and ex-GM Keith Allen were inducted into the Flyers' Hall-of-Fame joining Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent.
  • October 24, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 31 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the offense in a 6-1 home win. The Flyers scored a SHG and a PPG in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The lone Blues' goal came on a botched clear by Wregget, which hit Mark Howe's skate, and Peter Zezel reaped the benefits. The Flyers entered the game with a 1-6-1 record. Jeff Chychrun and Todd Ewen fought early in the game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0s22gM1N1M and later Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2FxBOEakk8


1990-1999:
  • January 4, 1990 -- Gino Cavallini led St. Louis to a 5-4 OT victory at home. Philly led 2-0 in the third but the Blues erupted for four goals and had a two goal lead until the Flyers evened the score 4-4. Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OewdIwAzyko
  • February 22, 1990 -- Keith Acton (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) each scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 road win. The Flyers dominated the second period 15-6 in shots and 4-1 in goals. In the third period, fifty-five seconds after the Blues' Adam Oates (1-2-3) scored a SHG, Ilkka Sinisalo gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead with another SHG. The Flyers, shutout in the opening period, scored seven times against rookie Curtis Joseph.
  • December 29, 1990 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves and Keith Acton (2-0-2) scored two PPGs in the Flyers' 3-1 road victory. Acton, subbing on the powerplay for the injured Pelle Eklund, said after the game "I haven't played on the power play for six, seven years." The Blues' lone goal came on a 5-on-3 powerplay.
  • March 2, 1991 -- The Flyers scored twice in the final 6:36 of regulation for a 4-4 tie in Philly. Craig Berube got the Flyers within a goal then Pelle Eklund's PPG evened the score with 2:41 to play. Murray Craven (0-2-2) assisted on each goal. Brett Hull (1-3-4), who factored in each goal, scored his 70th of the season which gave St. Louis a 4-2 lead early in the third period. Hull joined Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only NHL players to score 70+ goals in consecutive seasons. Fourth-string Blues' netminder Pat Jablonski earned his third decision (1-0-2) of the season as a replacement for the injured Vincent Riendeau who took a (teammate Rich Sutter) shot to throat in practice (Curtis Joseph and Guy Hebert had prior injuries).
  • March 21, 1991 -- St. Louis scored three first period goals and Vincent Riendeau made 22 stops in the Blues' 4-1 win at Philly. Dave Lowry (2-1-3) had three points. The loss dropped the slumping Flyers to 1-7-2 in the last 10 games. Prior to the game, the Flyers inducted Gary Dornhoefer and (posthumously) Barry Ashbee into the team's Hall of Fame.
  • September 22, 1991 -- The Flyers acquired Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn for Ron Sutter and Murray Baron. Sutter, the Flyers' team captain, had held out earlier in training camp over a contract dispute and was the brother of then-Blues' head coach Brian Sutter. Flyers' GM Russ Farwell said "Adding some offensive power at the forward position has definitely been one of our goals and I believe this trade gives us that opportunity. His (Brind'Amour's) skills are excellent." The Blues received Baron, a defenseman, after having lost Scott Stevens to New Jersey as compensation for signing Brendan Shanahan. Earlier in the month, Judge Edward J. Houston, an independent arbitrator, chose between rumored proposals made by the Blues (Brind'Amour, Curtis Joseph and a third-round draft choice) and Devils (Scott Stevens).
  • November 5, 1991 -- The Flyers led 4-1 at the 13:01 mark, including two goals by Rick Tocchet, and held on for a 4-3 victory in St. Louis. Ron Hextall made 22 saves for the win. The score was 4-2 Philly after the opening period. The Flyers held a 19-7 shots advantage after one period and 45-25 in the game. Brett Hull (2-0-2) and Curtis Joseph (40 saves) led the Blues. Dan Kordic fought Kelly Chase. Philly went 0-for-8 on the PP. Former Flyer Ron Sutter was issued four minors in his first game against his former team. Murray Craven, who held out during training camp over a contract dispute, was a surprising scratch with Paul Holmgren saying "Right now I don't feel he's mentally prepared to help the Philadelphia Flyers. He's got problems with his contract and he's not happy with the money he's making." Craven, who was traded to Hartford eight days later for Kevin Dineen, said "I'm sure he feels it was a way to motivate me, but I think he is mistaken in that. I'm under contract to them, but I don't have to be happy about it."
  • February 2, 1992 --Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) factored in both first period goals and Ken Wregget made 28 saves in Philly's 5-1 home win. Claude Boivin (0-3-3) had assists on the first three Flyers' goals and Kerry Huffman (1-1-2) had two points. Brett Hull, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was held without a point.
  • October 31, 1992 -- Vitali Prokhorov, who would score four goals all season, recorded a hat trick, Brett Hull (2-2-4) had four points and Curtis Joseph made 35 saves in the Blues' 6-4 home win. Referee Dennis LaRue ejected Eric Lindros on his second shift after Nelson Emerson was cross-checked from behind into the end boards. St. Louis scored twice during the major (the first on a 5-on-3) to take a 2-0 lead at the 5:39 mark. In the second period. with St. Louis leading 4-3, Emerson (1-1-2) scored a key SHG leading to the removal of Dominic Roussel (11 saves, 16 shots) for Stephane Beauregard (14 saves, 15 shots). Blues' head coach Bob Plager, who coached 11 games, quit the day prior to the game and was replaced by Bob Berry.
  • November 7, 1992 -- Stephane Beauregard made 25 saves and Brent Fedyk (2-1-3) scored two important goals during an Eric Lindros major penalty and the Flyers skated to a 4-2 home win. With the Blues ahead 2-1, Lindros fought Lee Norwood after the Blues' player checked Fedyk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqjdrPSz2KY ). It was the first regular season fighting major for Lindros and while he and Norwood served the infractions, Fedyk scored twice in a span of 62 seconds to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Lindros added an ENG.

  • January 19, 1994 -- Eric Lindros had four points (3-1-4), all in the first period, and Dominic Roussel made 33 saves in the Flyers 8-3 home win. The Flyers out-scored St. Louis 5-0 in the opening period with the five goals coming in under 10 minutes. Lindros' three goals in one period was the sixth time in team history a player accomplished that feat. Garry Galley (1-2-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (0-3-3) had three points each. Earlier in the day, the Blues learned that defenseman Rick Zombo would be suspended 10 games for shoving an on-ice official earlier in the season.
  • March 22, 1994 -- Tommy Soderstrom made 30 saves and Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led the offense in the Flyers' 6-3 win at St. Louis. Soderstrom's prior win came in late December 1993. Brind'Amour increased his point total to 15 (9-6-15) in the last eight games. The Flyers killed a 5-minute high-stick major to Brent Fedyk, who was ejected, in the latter half of the third period.
  • January 11, 1996 -- In a game ripened with controversy, Stephane Matteau's PPG with 24.9 seconds to play gave the Blue a 4-4 tie in Philly. The Flyers appeared to have iced the game when Shjon Podein scored an ENG with 28.4 seconds remaining but referee Andy Van Hellemond ruled that the puck made contact with someone on the Flyers' bench, deflected back into play, and nullified the goal. The call set up a faceoff in the Flyers' zone leading to the tying goal. A few seconds prior to that play, someone on the Blues' bench has thrown a glove onto the ice during play but Van Hellemond apparently failed to see what many upset fans in the stands had witnessed. Flyers' coach Terry Murray said afterwards "Stuff happens. There's a lot of things that are missed, there's a lot of things that are called." The tying goal was scored with John LeClair in the box. Mikael Renberg gave Philly a 1-0 lead 24 seconds into the game. Matteau's earlier breakaway goal gave the Blues a 3-1 lead in the second period. Yanick Dupre put Philadelphia ahead 4-3, the third of three straight goals for the Flyers. Grant Fuhr made 34 saves.
  • February 3, 1996 -- Eric Lindros (3-1-4) recorded his eighth career hat trick, Joel Otto scored twice, Ron Hextall made 31 saves and the Flyers went 3-for-11 on the PP in a 7-3 win at St. Louis. It was the Flyers first game in the new Kiel Center, played on a Saturday afternoon. Chris Pronger was booed by the home fans and eventually benched by head coach Mike Keenan after poor defensive plays. Grant Fuhr (six goals against) was pulled after Pat Falloon made it 3-1 early in the second period but then returned after Bruce Racine played less than ten minutes. Brett Hull scored twice. There were six fights in the game and in the last minute Tony Twist confronted Lindros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCsTs-8ntbM

  • March 15, 1996 -- The Flyers acquired Dale Hawerchuk in a swap for Craig MacTavish. Said GM Bob Clarke "We really like Hawerchuk. He's a good playmaker. He's clever with the puck. He can play the point on the power play. He fills a lot of our needs." The Flyers centers included Eric Lindros, Rod Brind'Amour, Joel Otto and Dale Hawerchuk.
  • December 21, 1996 -- Ron Hextall stopped all 24 shots and backed the Flyers to their seventh straight win, 4-0 at home. The Flyers had their fourth straight shutout and extended a (since broken) team-record for not allowing a goal to 262:30 (the streak ended the next game at 265:08). Trent Klatt and Joel Otto scored unassisted goals in the second period. John LeClair and Kjell Samuelsson added late goals in the third period with Eric Lindros (0-2-2) getting the lone assists of the game. Lindros said following the win "Things are really rolling now.'' Philadelphia improved to 35-3-4 against the Blues in the last 42 home meetings. Scott Daniels suffered a charley horse and missed the next ten games while teammate Pat Falloon suffered a pulled groin and missed the next 13 games.
  • March 30, 1997 -- Grant Fuhr made 28 saves and Joe Murphy scored in the third period of the Blues' 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros scored his 30th goal and added an assist. Dan Kordic fought Tony Twist ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl0exYDLKNU ) and Daniel Lacroix fought Steve Leach. Brett Hull suffered a groin injury and missed the next three games
  • October 29, 1997 -- Pavol Demitra scored with 2:30 left in the Blues' 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Demitra's goal off a feed from Chris Pronger took an awkward bounce and fooled goalie Garth Snow. John LeClair tied the score 23 seconds earlier. The combined shot total was 32, the Flyers with the 17-15 edge. Grant Fuhr (4 saves, 6 shots) replaced starting goalie Jamie McLennan who left the game midway through the second period with a strained groin.
  • November 3, 1997 -- Eric Lindros (2-0-2) scored twice in the first period and Garth Snow made 27 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 win in St. Louis. Rod Brind'Amour scored a PPG 1:54 into the game, Dainius Zubrus (1-2-3), who had three points, made it 2-0, then Lindros scored consecutive goals to boost the lead to 4-0 through the opening period. Lindros suffered bruised ribs and missed the next contest. Joel Otto was diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow and missed the next six games.
  • March 9, 1998 -- Blues' Assistant Coach Roger Neilson became the Flyers' head coach. As compensation, the Flyers sent a sixth round pick (St. Louis drafted Tore Vikingstad). Neilson was the head coach of six other teams (TOR, BUF, VAN, LAK, NYR and FLA).
  • October 27, 1998 -- John Vanbiesbrouck made 29 saves and Colin Forbes snapped a 1-1 tie in the opening minute of the second period in the Flyers' 2-1 win at home. Rod Brind'Amour scored a PPG late in the first period. The Flyers went issued the game's first five power plays and finished 1-for-9 while the Blues were 0-for-4. Luke Richardson and Kelly Chase fought. Dan McGillis of the Flyers played 29:53 and was named the game's first star. The Blues' goal came 4:16 into the game and gave them a 1-0 lead. Eric Desjardins suffered a pulled groin and missed the next four games.
  • March 16, 1999 -- The Blues scored four third period goals and extended the Flyers' team-record winless skid to 12 games (0-8-4) with a 5-2 win in St. Louis. Philly won just twice in the past 20 games. Grant Fuhr made 26 saves while Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) and Al MacInnis (0-3-3) had three points. Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson tossed a stick onto the ice resulting in an eventual two-game suspension and a $10,000 fine. Neilson said ''It was a reaction and protest to what we thought was a non-call and I fired a stick. There's not too much you can say about it." Neilson became upset after referee Bill McCreary allowed Terry Yake to interfere with Jody Hull just before Pavol Demitra scored six seconds into a PP to make it 3-1 in the third period. ""It was a clear-cut penalty when Jody couldn't get out to the point," said Neilson. The Flyers' coach then refused to put his players on the ice and when he was hit with a double bench minor penalty, he grabbed a stick from Mark Recchi and tossed it on the ice, nearly striking linesman Lonnie Cameron and drawing a game misconduct. "I've been ejected a few times. I didn't throw (the stick) very well, the linesman had to duck." Philly killed the 5-on-3 but 18 seconds later Eric Desjardins was penalized and Turgeon scored six seconds into the advantage to make it 4-1. The Flyers' Valeri Zelepukin scored 24 seconds later to make it 4-2. Eric Lindros then had a goal disallowed by replay officials, who ruled his skate was just inside the crease. "To call one back like that, I wasn't sure the red line was part of the crease. But a call like that is embarrassing to the league," said Neilson. It was the second goal overturned in the game as another Lindros goal, in the first period, was denied when it was ruled Keith Jones was in the crease.

  • December 5, 1999 -- John LeClair's second goal of the game, with 4:35 to play, gave the Flyers a 3-2 home win. LeClair (2-0-2), Simon Gagne (0-2-2) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) each had two points. Brian Boucher made 27 saves.

2000-2009:
  • February 29, 2000 -- Roman Turek made 19 saves and the Blues' PK was a perfect 5-for-5 in St. Louis' 3-2 home win. Al MacInnis had two points and Bob Bassen scored the go-ahead goal to make it 2-1.
  • January 8, 2001 -- Keith Primeau's OT goal, his second of the game, lifted the Flyers to a 2-1 win in St. Louis' Savvis Center. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. Mark Recchi had two assists. Dallas Drake scored early in the third to even the score with eight seconds left on a Kent Manderville penalty. P.J. Stock fought Todd Reirdon in the first period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drrF4taTN30

  • March 13, 2001 -- Kent Manderville scored a key SHG and Keith Primeau (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three-point games to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 home victory. Recchi became the 60th NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Michel Picard had two points including the only goal in his Flyers' career. P.J. Stock fought Reid Simpson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmbwyL2GsOk

  • December 18, 2001 -- Chris Therien's SHG snapped a 3-3 tie and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in the Flyers' 6-3 win at Philadelphia. The goal came 18 seconds after the Flyers killed a 3-on-5 for 96 seconds and 8 seconds prior to the expiration of the second minor. Kim Johnsson's (1-1-2) PPG tied the game 3-3 in the second period and Mark Recchi's PPG made it 5-3. Recchi became the 65th NHL player to score 400 NHL goals. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-4 and the PK was 8-for-8 with a goal. The Flyers were called for five straight penalties extending into the third period. Simon Gagne (0-3-3) had three assists.
  • February 9, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek recorded a 30-save shutout as the Flyers routed the Blues 5-0 in St. Louis. Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points. Chris Therien's SHG gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Philly led 2-0 after one period and added three third period goals. "It was men against boys. It was embarrassing. There's not much more you can say," said Blues' coach Joel Quenneville. Todd Fedoruk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV6-5gsgdPA ) and Donald Brashear ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iYMGDDyanM ) fought Reed Low.
  • December 7, 2002 -- Fred Brathwaite made 24 saves in the Blues' 3-1 win in Philly. Martin Rucinsky and Al MacInnis gave the Blues a 2-0 lead in the first period then Pavol Demitra added an ENG at 19:59. The Flyers went a franchise-record 16 straight games without scoring more than three goals (that streak ended in the next game, 5 at Florida). Jeremy Roenick, who scored the lone Flyers' goal, won 14 of 17 faceoffs.
  • February 13, 2003 -- The Flyers completed an impressive rally when Michal Handzus scored in OT giving Philly a 4-3 win at St. Louis in a game aired on ESPN. The Blues scored on their first two shots of the second period and took a 3-0 lead. Scott Mellanby scored and became the 52nd player to reach 1200 games played. Philly, shut out in four of the previous eight games, ended a scoring drought of 167:09 when Magnus Ragnarsson tallied 11:32 into the middle period. The Flyers trailed 3-1 midway before Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) and Kim Johnsson scored on consecutive shots. Roenick and Mark Recchi (0-2-2) contributed on both third period goals. Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves. Alexander Khavanov (1-1-2) led the Blues with points on a SHG and a PPG. Donald Brashear fought Reed Low ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MWrdvdJhk8 ).

  • December 30, 2003 -- The Flyers' PP went 5-for-8 in a 7-2 victory at St. Louis. Philly scored five straight goals on the PP, three in the second period and two in the third period within 28 seconds, to make it 5-1. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) each had two goals and Robert Esche made 28 saves. Both Blues' goals came on PPs. Todd Fedoruk fought Jeremy Yablonski who made his NHL debut ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF1cgiQE_a0 ). Keith Primeau fought Murray Baron. Fedoruk and Baron fought (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNtq9YGh8vM ). The game ended with all players on the ice during a brief Donald Brashear-Jamal Mayers confrontation, negated when Baron jumped the Flyer from behind.
  • February 9, 2004 -- Eric Weinrich was dealt to the Blues for a pick used to select Gino Pisellini.
  • December 17, 2005 -- R.J. Umberger and Mike Knuble scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 victory in St. Louis. The Flyers (3) and Blues (1) combined for four goals in 1:42 of the second period. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves including 16 in the third period when the Flyers were outshot 16-3. Jason Bacashihua made his NHL debut in goal for the Blues who were without their regular goalie Curtis Sanford. Chris Beckford-Tseu was called up from Alaska (ECHL) and made it to the arena an hour prior to the game. If he did not make it in time, the Blues were going to dress a police officer named Bill Muller. Patrick Lalime was waived earlier in the week.
  • February 10, 2007 -- Philadelphia ended a team-record 13-game home winless skid (0-9-4) when Simon Gagne scored a PPG 0:27 seconds into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory. Petr Cajanek was called for holding with three seconds left in regulation. Gagne, who had a game-high six shots, tied the score with 4:55 to play. The Flyers last won at home November 24, 2006. Goalie Michael Leighton, claimed on waivers in January, made his Flyers' debut and got the win in his first NHL start since March 23, 2004. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PImpc5Mr8

  • January 31, 2009 -- Chris Mason made 35 saves and the Flyers' PP was a horrid 0-for-11 in the Blues' 4-0 win in St. Louis. It was the first regular season shutout by the Blues against the Flyers since 1970. The Flyers failed on a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes in the opening period. The Blues went 2-for-8 on the PP. Jay McClement had the GWG 4:05 into the game. The Blues last prior home win in this series was during the 1999-00 season.
  • November 7, 2009 -- Mika Pyorala scored in the fourth round of the shootout then Ray Emery stopped David Backes giving Philly a 2-1 home win. The Flyers won the four-round shootout 2-1 (Claude Giroux also scored: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6S1dW-UTPI ). Pyorala became the fifth NHL player to score in the shootout without having any NHL goals to his credit. Emery made 30 saves. T.J. Oshie evened the game 1-1 in the third period. Chris Mason stopped 35 shots for the Blues. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAp-mqAozFA .


2010-2019:
  • October 9, 2010 -- Carlo Colaiacovo scored the GWG 1:47 into overtime giving the Blues a 2-1 win in the team's season opener. Jaroslav Halak earned top star honors with 29 saves. The Flyers had 41 PIMs, including an automatic game to Scott Hartnell for instigating a fight, compared to 23 for St. Louis. The Blues unveiled a statue of Hall of Famer Brett Hull prior to the game.
  • October 22, 2011 -- Brian Elliott made 34 saves and the Blues led 2-0 through the first period en route to a rare win in Philadelphia, 4-2. Matt D'Agostini scored a key PPG 1:06 after Matt Carle's PPG got Philly to within 3-2 late in the third period. Scott Hartnell was whistled for cross-checking after Carle's goal which gave the Blues a man-advantage. Chris Pronger had a crushing check on David Backes ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp1zdLzXjCI ) in the second period. Wayne Simmonds fought Barrett Jackman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3IPJJWop4w ). Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et0KZs3xU0U

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FLYERS vs. BLUES' 2013-14 SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television
Sat Apr 27, 2013Philadelphia 2 at Ottawa 17:00 PM ETCBC,CSN-PH

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FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Schedule ( http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebysea...etwork=&venue= )
DateGame Time (ET) Television (subject to change)
Sat Apr 27, 2013Philadelphia at Ottawa 7:00 PM ETCBC, CSN-PH

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THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY: April 27, 1989 -- Pittsburgh 2 at Flyers 6

Derrick Smith (2-0-2), who provided his usual tenacious forecheck and was named the game's top star, and Tim Kerr (10-4-14 through six games), who picked up his 14th point in this series, both scored twice and the Flyers evened the best-of-seven series at 3 games apiece with a 6-2 home win. Mario Lemieux was held to two shots, zero points and was a minus-3 as he was continually frustrated by the Flyers' checking line of Smith-Dave Poulin-Scott Mellanby. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "You know what you get from Derrick Smith. He's a tremendous forechecker and a hard worker and it's nice to see his work get rewarded."

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FLYERS' MEDIA COVERAGE
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Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/frequentflyers/
Philadelphia Daily News (Frank Seravalli's Twitter) http://twitter.com/DNFlyers
Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Blog) http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inqflyersreport/
Philadelphia Inquirer (Sam Carchidi's Twitter) http://twitter.com/broadstbull
PhillyBurbs.com http://www.phillyburbs.com/sports/flyers/
PhillyBurbs.com (Wayne Fish's Twitter) https://twitter.com/waynefish1
SanFilippo, Anthony (Blog) http://flyers.nhl.com/club/blog.htm?id=804
SanFilippo, Anthony (Twitter) http://twitter.com/AnthonySan37
Sports Radio 94 WIP http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/cat...sports/flyers/
Sports Radio 97.5 The Fanatic http://www.975thefanatic.com/teams/flyers/home.aspx
Therien, Chris (Twitter) https://twitter.com/ctherien6
NBC Sports http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032803/ns/sports-nhl
Belleville News Democrat http://www.bnd.com/sports/blues/index.html
St. Louis Post-Dispatch http://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/professional/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Jeremy Rutherford's Twitter) http://twitter.com/#!/jprutherford
Strickland, Andy (Twitter) http://twitter.com/andystrickland

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