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A Fistful of Dollars
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Jan. 7, 1987 --
Ron Hextall (35 saves), Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win at NY. Philly led 1-0 in the second period then the line of Zezel, Derrick Smith and Scott Mellanby combined for six points on two goals to make it 3-0. Tocchet's important short-handed breakaway with five seconds remaining in the second period made it 4-0. NY responded in the third period with three goals, the last coming with 3:41 to play but the Flyers added two ENGs in the final 23 seconds.
Jan. 31, 1987 --
Pierre Larouche snapped a 1-1 tie near the middle of the third period in NY's 3-1 win at Philly. Bob Froese, who made 28 saves in his first game against the Flyers since being traded, was named the game's first star. In the opening period. Froese stopped a shorthanded breakaway attempt by Derrick Smith then was whistled for slashing after he felt Smith intentionally made contact. Tomas Sandstrom gave NY a 1-0 lead about three minutes later. Still in the first period, with under two to play, Dave Brown picked up a 5-minute major for slashing Sandstrom and when Brown taunted George McPhee, who was on the bench (both got misconducts), NY's head coach Phil Esposito physically prevented his player from jumping onto the ice. The Flyers killed that major and the rejuvenated team evened the score when Murray Craven made it 1-1. Ron Hextall made 30 saves. NY finished the game with an ENG.
Mar. 12, 1987 --
Bob Froese was once again named the game's top star as he made 39 saves, Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) had four points and Don Maloney (2-0-2) scored twice eight seconds apart in NY's 6-1 win at Philly. NY led 2-1 until Maloney's pair of goals, unofficially the second fastest scored against the Flyers by one player (Jim Pappin did it in six seconds), with under eight minutes remaining. NY scored four times in the last 7:12 of the third period. NY was now 4-1-0 against the Flyers this season. NY went 3-for-10 on PPs and the Flyers were 0-for-7 on PPs. Ron Hextall was removed (3 saves, 5 shots) after NY went ahead 2-0 in the first period and Chico Resch (24 saves, 28 shots) went the distance. Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan said of Hextall "He's a strong individual. He should come back from this." Froese won both his first two starts against the Flyers but finished at 3-7-1 in 11 regular season decisions.
Mar. 15, 1987 --
A game decided by special teams, the Flyers won 5-2 in NY. Philly scored three PPGs and added a SHG while killing all ten NY PPs. Glenn Resch (37 saves), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Dave Brown and Jay Caufiled fought twice --
Mar. 17, 1987 --
Tim Kerr (2-1-3) netted his 50th and 51st goals of the season in the first period of the Flyers' 4-1 home win. The 2-0 lead held through two periods. The Flyers had two PPGs and one SHG. Ron Hextall made 32 saves. Dave Brown was suspended five games for a high-stick to Tomas Sandstrom's face after Sandstrom struck Mark Howe with his stick. NY head coach Phil Esposito later said of Kerr "He reminds me more of me than any other player" and mentioned how the two chatted during the game about their similar goal-scoring ability.
Apr. 8, 1987 -- In Game 1 of the Division Semifinals at Philadelphia,
Pierre Larouche (2-1-3) had three points and John Vanbiesbrouck made 26 saves in NY's 3-0 win. Larouche and Ron Duguay scored within 27 seconds in the second period for a 2-0 lead then Larouche finished the scoring in the waning moments on a breakaway. After the game, Walt Poddubny of NY said "I for one didn't know what to expect. I've read all those denials about how they are not psyched out by us but we have to be in the back of their minds."
Apr. 9, 1987 -- In Game 2 at Philadelphia,
the Flyers buried NY with five third period goals in an 8-3 victory. Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) celebrated his birthday with a momentum-shifting goal 25 seconds after Don Maloney tied the game and with four seconds left in the second period to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Lindsay Carson, who was named the game's top star, had three points (0-3-3) including tremendous work in setting up Tocchet's key tally. Tim Kerr made it 4-2 off a perfect feed from Mark Howe. Tocchet added a SHG in the third to make it 6-2. Peter Zezel finished the scoring as he returned to the lineup after missing the previous nine games with a torn left knee. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. John Vanbiesbrouck (29 saves, 34 shots) was replaced by Bob Froese (7 saves, 10 shots). Willie Huber was a minus 5. NY was 1-for-8 on PPs and Philly was 0-for-9. 22 players had penalties among the 128 PIMs called. Dave Brown crushed George McPhee in a fight at the 2:05 mark leading to the ejection of NY's Jay Caufield (
) ; In the last period, NY's Pat Price fought Doug Crossman and Scott Mellanby at separate times. Before the game, an announcement was made that Bobby Clarke and Eddie Giacomin were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Apr. 11, 1987 -- In Game 3 at New York,
Ron Hextall stopped 34 shots and the Flyers scored three goals in a span of 6:06 in the second period for a 3-0 win. NY had the first eight shots of the game. Fans chanted "We hate Zezel" when they read comments that Peter Zezel said he disliked the Rangers; however, the jeers were quieted when Zezel's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead about five minutes into the second period. Thirteen seconds later, Philly established a team record for quickest two PO goals when Mark Howe scored. Rick Tocchet ended the scoring. The Flyers had 20 shots on goal in the second period, each team had 34 in the game. John Vanbiesbrouck made 31 saves.
Apr. 12, 1987 -- In Game 4 at New York,
Bob Froese made 25 saves and NY led 3-0 after one period in an eventual 6-3 win. Six Rangers scored and Ron Greschner (0-3-3) had three points. NY went 3-foor-7 on PPs, including two in the last 1:29 of the second period. At 8:09 of the middle period, Lindsay Carson skated towards Froese, who then followed Carson out to about the blue line. Carson turned, saw Froese, and although Froese had not brought his fists up, Carson swatted him and Froese went down with apparent embellishment. Carson picked up a double minor for slashing and NY's Tony McKegney was ejected. ''He must have lost his edge and accidentally skated into me,'' Froese said sarcastically. ''Then I was skating to the bench and he turned and accidentally punched me.'' Said Carson, ''I just turned and he went into me and he did a good acting job to make it look like a punch.'' Later in the second, Dave Brown was tossed as third man in an altercation between Craig Berube and George McPhee. As the period proceeded, Ron Hextall and Jeff Jackson were given slashing majors and Hextall then banged his stick on the ice trying to bait Froese; however, the trash-talking continued between Hextall and NY's head coach Phil Esposito who kept chanting "Ronald McDonald" from the bench. Hextall (21 saves, 26 shots) was replaced by Glenn Resch (7 saves, 7 shots).
Apr. 14, 1987 -- In Game 5 at Philadelphia,
Ron Hextall made 21 saves and Tim Kerr snapped a tie in the Flyers' 3-1 win. Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored twice including an ENG awarded when Jeff Jackson threw his stick along the ice when the Flyers had a 2-on-0 break. Bob Froese was brilliant with 37 saves for NY. The Flyers held a 32-10 shots advantage over the last 40 minutes and 40-22 total. Brian Propp had 10 shots. Afterwards, Phil Esposito, who was asked to comment on Mike Keenan's offering that the Flyers' speed was the difference in the game, said " He is the genius. He is the career coach. Who cares what he has to say?!" Esposito then said of his team's play "We were brain dead."
Apr. 16, 1987 -- In Game 6 at New York,
Ron Hextall was brilliant with 34 stops and eliminated NY 5-0. Prior to the opening faceoff, fans chanted "Hex-tall, Hex-tall." Derrick Smith and Doug Crossman gave Philly a 2-0 lead after one period. Brad Marsh made it 3-0 in the second period and then John Vanbiesbrouck (14 saves, 17 shots) was replaced by Bob Froese (15 saves, 17 shots). Lindsay Carson scored in the third period and at that point fans in MSG pelted the ice with debris. Murray Craven suffered a broken left foot and missed the next 14 PO games.
Ron Hextall had two shutouts and a save percentage of .929 (158 saves, 170 shots). Key contributors included Rick Tocchet (5-1-6), Tim Kerr (3-3-6), Mark Howe (1-3-4) and Derrick Smith (2-2-4). NY was led by Pierre Larouche (3-2-5) and Ron Greschner (0-5-5). JVB had a save percentage of .901 (100 saves on 111 shots) and Bob Froese was 84-for-94 (.894).
Oct. 24, 1987 --
JVB made 42 saves in NY's 5-3 win at Philly. Three times the Flyers tied the score but Walt Poddubny made it 4-3 then Jan Erixson scored on a penalty shot against Mark Laforest. The Flyers outshot NY 45-39.
Oct. 26, 1987 --
Murray Craven's goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 OT tie at MSG. Ron Hextall, in his first appearance of the season, and JVB excelled as each faced 40+ shots (42-41 advantage NYR). Dave Brown's infamous cross-check to Tomas Sandstrom led to an eventual 15-game suspension. After the game, Rangers' head coach Michel Bergeron said "Tonight, I saw an attempt to kill." Mark Howe of the Flyers received a questionable five-minute slashing major to Sandstrom a few minutes prior to Brown's action in the third period. After the game, Howe said "If he didn't instigate, we wouldn't be doing these things back to him. Our team doesn't do that against anyone else on their team but him." NY scored on Howe's penalty but not while Brown was in the box. NY's James Patrick said of Sandstrom "He is no angel" while Bergeron also added "Of course Tomas uses his stick, but only to protect himself." Clip --
Dec. 10, 1987 --
Dave Poulin (1-1-2) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) each had two points in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Kjell Samuelsson's 65-footer beat Bob Froese who made 32 saves. Ron Sutter scored last to restore the Flyers' two-goal lead.
Dec. 22, 1987 --
The Flyers rallied to beat NY 6-4 in the 4,000th game in Rangers' history. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led Philly. John Ogrodnick scored twice in the opening minutes to give NY a 2-0 lead but Philly led 3-2 after one. Tomas Sandstrom scored with 0:28 left in the second period to bring NY to within 5-4. Ron Hextall was dazzling, especially in the third period, when NY outshot Philly 14-4. Hextall improved to 10-0-1 in his last 11 outings with a 2.50 GAA.
Jan. 17, 1988 --
Ron Hextall improved to 17-2-2 (one no decision) in his last 22 starts backing the Flyers to a 2-1 home win. Rick Tocchet snapped a 1-1 tie. Bob Froese made 29 saves in the loss. Tocchet and Jim Pavese fought for the fourth time in their careers.
Jan. 28, 1988 --
JVB made 35 saves, including 19 in the first period, in NY's 5-2 win in Philly. Kelly Kisio had three points.
Mar. 15, 1988 --
JVB made 24 saves and NY scored two first period PPGs against an injury-riddled Flyers' team in a 3-1 home win. Kelly Kisio scored the first PPG after a Don Nachbaur (minor/major)-Chris Nilan (major0 fight. Greg Smyth-Joe Paterson fought later in the first period. Norm MacIver made it 2-0 again with Nachbaur in the box with about four minutes left in the second period. Nilan scored with 99 seconds left in the third period. Ron Hextall stopped 33 shots. The teams combined for 17 penalties in the opening period but just five minors the rest of the game.
Oct. 26, 1988 --
JVB made 37 saves and NY overcame three one-goal deficits in a 4-3 win in NY. Terry Carkner fought Chris Nilan in the first period (
). Jeff Chychrun fought Rudy Poeschek (
) in the second period and Dave Brown fought Nilan later in the same period (
). Tomas Sandstrom took a wild swing at Kjell Samuelsson (
). Among the Flyers playing in this game was Mike Murray, who played in his lone career NHL game, and Brian Dobbin, who was promoted from the AHL that day and who scored the team's only goal.
Oct. 29, 1988 --
Jan Erixson (1-2-3) scored the go-ahead goal 15:17 into the third period of NY's 6-5 home win. Eleven players scored and neither team had more than a one-goal lead. Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) tied the game with 7:36 remaining. Tomas Sandstrom had three assists. In the first period, Dave Brown walloped Rudy Poeschek (
). ; Ron Sutter suffered a broken jaw (in three places) and missed the next six weeks after a cross-check to his face by NY's James Patrick. ''I don't consider James Patrick to be a dirty player. But I don't consider that as a defense. Patrick drove the shaft of his stick into his face. For anyone to believe Patrick was just defending himself is foolish,'' said Bob Clarke. However, Brian O'Neill, the N.H.L.'s executive vice president, said ''In my judgment, the resulting injury was accidental and there was no deliberate attempt to injure by Patrick.'' Patrick, who received only a minor penalty at the time, was issued a retroactive game-misconduct penalty by O'Neill.
Nov. 9, 1988 --
Ulf Dahlen (1-2-3) and JVB (22 saves) led NY to a 5-3 home win. The Rangers led 5-1 in the third period. Ron Hextall (32 saves) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led the Flyers. A melee ensued in the third period after Tomas Sandstrom (charging major, minor) checked Hextall (minor) behind the net which involved Kerry Huffman (minor). With Peter Laviolette penalized later and in the box, Mark Howe scored during a 5-on-3. Craig Berube and Brian Mullen were tossed after fighting with less than five minutes to play but the Flyers scored a SHG during the disadvantage and cut the score to 5-3.
Nov. 15, 1988 --
Brian Lawton's (1-1-2) third period goal completed a three-goal rally for NY in a 3-3 tie at Philly. Dave Poulin suffered a separated left shoulder after a hit by Lucien Deblois at the 0:43 mark and missed the next seven games. Derrick Smith (1-1-2) elbowed Tomas Sandstrom, who temporarily left the game, in retaliation for a high-stick to Mark Howe. NY's Bob Froese suffered a hip pointer after a collision with Doug Sulliman and was replaced by JVB with 23 seconds left in OT. Chris Nilan fought Craig Berube (
) and Jeff Chychrun (
Feb 15, 1989 --
Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Ron Sutter, Derrick Smith and Al Secord scored in a 3-1 home win. Bob Froese made 23 saves for NY. Prior to the game, the injured Chris Nilan and Hextall clashed in the warmups. ''I was there to take a warmup, not start a fight,'' said Nilan. ''He swung his stick at my head. What am I going to do?'' Hextall said ''He's got no right to be in our end. He knew what he was doing.''
Feb. 22, 1989 --
Tim Kerr (3-2-5) led the Flyers to a 6-4 win at NY and his spectacular performance led ex-teammate Bob Froese (21 saves) to say "He has great hands, he is as strong as an ox, he is a scoring machine." The Flyers erupted for four straight third period goals to take a 6-3 lead. Brian Propp and Pelle Eklund each had a goal and an assist. Ron Hextall made 23 saves.
Mar. 25, 1989 --
Ron Hextall made 24 saves and Tim Kerr (2-1-3), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the offense in the Flyers' 6-1 home win. There was a fight in each period: Craig Berube-Rudy Poeschek; Rick Tocchet-Poeschek (
); Jeff Chychrun-Chris Nilan. A second period scrum resulted in minors and a gross misconduct to Keith Acton (
Oct. 21, 1989 --
JVB made 29 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. Tomas Sandstrom scored 1:37 into the game while Craig Berube (0:12 into the game) was in the box. Dave Poulin scored in the third period to reduce the deficit to 2-1 but the Rangers added an ENG.
Oct. 30, 1989 --
Ken Wregget made 23 saves and Tim Kerr and Rick Tocchet scored second period PPGs in Philly's 3-1 win at NY. Mark Howe (1-1-2) and Kerry Huffman (0-2-2) had multi-point games for the Flyers. The game featured just 39 shots (NY held a 24-to-15 advantage) including only five (NY 4-to-1) in the third period. The Flyers lone shot of the final period came with 2:54 remaining. Brian Propp was tossed in the third period for a high-sticking major but the Rangers couldn't beat Wregget. NY failed on seven of eight chances despite leading the NHL in power play efficiency. NY entered the game with a record of 8-1-3 while the Flyers were 2-7-1.
Dec. 10, 1989 --
Ken Wregget made 36 saves and Terry Carkner (1-1-2) scored a key goal in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers' PK was a perfect 8-for-8 and afterwards Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "Their power play is not unimaginative. It has good personnel and a good system." Tomas Sandstrom was ejected and issued a five-minute major for slashing the Flyers' Jay Wells. NY outshot Philly 38-19 in an action-packed game. The game featured teams with two of the top seven records in the NHL, separated by one point (NY 35, Philly 34) in the standings. Jeff Chychrun fought Kris King (
Jan. 14, 1990 --
Brian Leetch's OT goal gave NY a 4-3 and the franchise's 1,000th home win. The Flyers took a 3-1 lead in the third period on a PPG by Pelle Eklund who missed on a penalty shot in the first period. There were three fights including two Jeff Chychrun-Rudy Poeschek battles (
Feb. 13, 1990 --
Mike Richter made 30 saves and John Ogrodnick's (2-1-3) PPG lifted NY to a 4-3 win in Philly. Pete Peeters stopped 33 shots. There were five fights including four in the opening period. Terry Carkner and Chris Nilan fought 14 seconds into the game (
). Tony Koracek was tossed at the 1:16 mark for jumping Kris King. Craig Berube and Randy Moller fought (
). Tim Kerr fought Troy Mallette in the game's final minute (
Mar. 8, 1990 --
Ron Hextall left the game in the first period with a strained groin and this would be his eighth and final appearance all season. His play was limited due to a contract holdout, a suspension, and four different injuries (twice in NHL games, one while on AHL injury rehab and one at practice). NY won 7-5 in Philly. Kelly Kisio (1-2-3), Joe Mullen (2-0-2) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) led NY. Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Gord Murphy (2-0-2) led Philly.
Mar. 25, 1990 --
Kelly Kisio (2-1-3) and Mike Gartner scored twice in NY's 7-3 home win. Pete peeters was replaced by Bruce Hoffort with NY leading 5-1. Keith Acton scored a SHG on a penalty shot for Philly. Rick Tocchet was tossed for a high sticking major in the opening period.
Oct. 25, 1990 --
Kevin Miller scored the go-ahead goal with 6:09 remaining in NY's 5-3 home win. NY scored three times in the third period. JVB made 25 saves. Joey Mullen had four assists. Murray Craven (1-2-3) led Philly.
Nov. 13, 1990 --
Third-string goalie Pete Peeters improved to 4-1-1 in a stretch of six games in Philly's 1-1 home tie. Peeters made 22 saves while John Vanbiesbrouck stopped 26 shots. Rick Tocchet's rebounder with less than a second left nearly beat JVB who held onto the puck as the third period ended.
Nov. 30, 1990 --
Pete Peeters completed a brilliant month as he made 34 saves, including 19-for-19 in the third period, and back Philly to a 5-1 home win. Peeters was selected the NHL's Player of the Month for November 1990 with an 8-3-1 record and 2.21 GAA. Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) and Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) led the offense. There were five fights including two Dale Kushner-Derek King fights and a Craig Berube-Troy Mallette battle in which Mallette landed in the penalty box (
Jan. 7, 1991 --
Kelly Kisio and Kris King scored 26 seconds apart in the third period of NY's 3-2 home win. Both goals came off fortunate bounces leading NY's head coach Roger Neilson to say "It was one of those nights." John Vanbiesbrouck made 24 saves. Rick Tocchet scored twice.
Feb. 21, 1991 --
Murray Baron scored twice in a 4-4 OT tie at Philly. The Flyers held a 42-33 shots advantage. Mike Richter made 38 saves. During a Craig Berube-Lindy Ruff altercation, Berube accidentally hit Kevin Collins with a punch cutting the linesman's face.
Mar. 4, 1991 --
John Ogrodnick (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-2 home win. Tie Domi, who tried to engage the Flyers into a pregame fight, was ejected late in the game after he punched Keith Acton (who was not penalized). Domi also fought Craig Berube (
Mar. 23, 1991 --
Pelle Eklund (3-2-5) had a hat trick and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) scored his 40th goal of the season in the Flyers' 7-4 win at MSG. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the third period. Tie Domi's first NHL goal brought NY within 4-3 in the third period and he celebrated by "riding the broomstick (ala Tiger Williams)." NY lost for the eighth straight time, the third longest skid in team history. The Flyers entered the game on a 1-7-2 skid (and eventually ended the season with a 2-10-3 mark in the last 15). With one second left, a fight resulting from an earlier Pete Peeters-Troy Mallette collision (
Nov. 2, 1991 --
John Ogrodnick scored twice in the third period and Mike Richter made 21 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly. Dan Kordic fought Joey Kocur (
). Dave Brown fought Tie Domi (
Dec. 2, 1991 --
JVB made 35 saves and Mark Hardy scored with 5:22 to play, his first goal since October 6, 1990, in NY's 4-2 home win. The Flyers' injured included Rick Tocchet, Mark Howe, Ron Hextall, Keith Acton, Jiri Latal and Steve Kasper. Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren after the game said "This can't go on much longer before changes are made" as his team was in a 0-6-1 slide. Two days later, he was fired by GM Russ Farwell who said "Paul has been a very loyal member of the Flyers organization for a very long time. However, I feel a change is needed at this time. Due to the closeness of our division, we do not have the luxury of waiting longer for our team to come together."
Dec. 18, 1991 --
John VanBiesbrouck made 39 saves and six Rangers scored in NY's 6-3 home win. Darren Turcotte (1-1-2) gave NY a lead it never relinquished.
Feb. 23, 1992 --
Tony Amonte (2-0-2) scored with 39 seconds left in OT to give NY a 2-1 win at Philly. Amonte's PPG tied the game with 8:29 left in the third period. John Vanbiesbrouck made 33 saves for NY. Dominic Roussel, recently recalled, made 35 stops in his first NHL game since December. The Flyers fell to 2-11-2 in the last 15 played in this series.
Mar. 7, 1992 --
Ron Hextall made 37 saves and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) and Brian Benning (0-3-3) led the offense in the Flyers' 5-4 home win. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-6. Adam Graves (2-0-2) scored twice and ex-Flyer Tim Kerr finished the scoring.
Mar. 24, 1992 --
Tony Amonte (1-1-2) scored with 3:59 left and Mike Richter made 37 saves in NY's 4-3 win in Philly. Rod Brind'Amour scored consecutive third period goals to tie the game 3-3. Claude Boivin bloodied Jeff Beukeboom in a fight.
Mar. 25, 1992 --
JVB made 29 saves and NY scored three third period goals in a 4-1 home win. Brian Leetch (1-1-2) led the offense. NY won a 49th game for the second time in team history.
Oct. 26, 1992 --
JVB made 34 saves and Mike Gartner (2-1-3) led the offense in NY's 8-4 home win. NY outshot Philly 42-38 and scored four goals in the third period.
Nov. 4, 1992 --
Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. Doug Weight was tossed for intent-to-injure at the 20:00 mark of the second period after bloodying Garry Galley's mouth with a cross-check. Weight was suspended four days for being a first-time offender under new NHL rules and was docked the appropriate salary of $2,536 (four day pay). He was not suspended for any games. The play began with three seconds left in the second period with Weight checking Dimitri Yushkevich into the bench. Weight claimed he cross-checked the approaching Galley for "defensive measures."
Nov. 19, 1992 --
Mark Recchi (1-2-3) scored in the opening minute and the Crazy Eights Line with Brent Fedyk (1-2-3) and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) totalled eight points in a 7-3 home win. Philly had 45 shots and Mike Richter gave up seven goals. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Doug Evans (2-0-2) contributed. The Flyers led 4-1 when Kevin Dineen was given a 5-minute high stick major and tossed from the game in the second period; NY then scored twice on the penalty but Evans' two goals boosted the lead to 6-3. There were three fights in the game: Terry Carkner-Joey Kocur, Tie Domi-Dave Brown (
) , Eric Lindros-Jeff Beukeboom (
Jan. 9, 1993 --
Ric Nattress (2-0-2) scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 23 saves in the Flyers' 1,000th regular season win, 4-3 at home. The Flyers led 3-0 in the first period which led to the removal of Mike Richter (7 saves, 10 shots) who was replaced by John Vanbiesbrouck (11 saves, 12 shots). Nattress also helped stymie a NY comeback when he made it 4-2. Said Nattress "It's been eleven years and 500 games and I've never had chances like that." Mike Gartner had two goals.
Feb. 3, 1993 --
Tommy Soderstrom (36 saves) and John Vanbiesbrouck (39 saves) backed their teams to a 2-2 tie in NY. Andrei Lomakin (1-1-2) had two points and Kevin Dineen the tying goal. Mike Gartner (2-0-2) scored twice for NY.
Mar. 24, 1993 --
Eric Lindros (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and his 35th goal with 3:49 to play broke Brian Propp's team record for goals by a rookie leading Philly to a 5-4 win at NY. Tommy Soderstrom made 41 saves and Garry Galley had three assists. The Flyers trailed 4-2 entering the third period. Ed Olcyzk (3-0-3) and Mark Messier (0-3-3) led NY. It was the third career hat trick for both Lindros and Olcyzk.
Apr. 12, 1993 --
Greg Hawgood scored the lone goal and Dominic Roussel made 24 saves in Philly's 1-0 home win. Mark Recchi broke the Flyers' team record for points in a season with his 120th (123 total).
Oct. 16, 1993 --
Dominic Roussel improved to 5-0-0 as made 22 saves in Philly's 4-3 home win. Josef Beranek's hot streak continued as his seventh goal snapped a 2-2 tie. Mark Recchi (1-1-2) and Garry Galley (0-2-2) had two points.
Jan. 14, 1994 --
Mike Gartner scored twice and Mike Richter made 22 saves in NY's 5-2 home win. NY led 2-0 at the 5:04 mark when Gartner scored a SHG. Brent Fedyk (2-0-2) scored both Flyers' goals.
Feb. 28, 1994 --
Mike Richter made 26 saves and Brian Leetch and Sergei Nemchinov scored PPGs in NY's 4-1 home win. Dominic Roussel made 39 saves.
Mar. 29, 1994 --
Alex Kovalev's (2-0-2) scored with 36.7 seconds left in the third period giving NY a 4-3 win in Philly. Mike Richter made 27 saves. The teams alternated the seven goals. The Flyers dominated the shots 30-19 including 15-6 in the third. Rod Brind'Amour also scored twice.
Apr. 14, 1994 --
Dominic Roussel was spectacular as he made 51 saves in the 2-2 regular season finale. Among the saves were breakaway stops against Mark Messier and Glenn Anderson. The Flyers led 2-0 but Steve Larmer and Craig MacTavish scored for NY who held a 53-29 shots advantage including 18-6 in the third period.
Mar. 3, 1995 --
Steve Larmer (2-1-3) and Adam Graves (2-0-2) scored twice and Mike Richter made 20 saves in NY's 5-3 home win. Mikael Renberg (2-13) and John LeClair (1-2-3) each had three points for the Flyers.
Mar. 15, 1995 --
John LeClair scored with 3:38 to play and Dominic Roussel made 31 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 win at NY. Mikael Renberg (1-2-3) and LeClair (1-2-3) both had three points. Philly led 3-0 at the 4:20 mark with two PPGs. Kevin Haller fought Mark Messier 5:31 into the game (
). NY held a 34-22 shots advantage and dominated the second period 3-0 in goals and 20-4 in shots. The game aired on ESPN2.
Apr. 2, 1995 --
Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice, including the lone third period goal, and Ron Hextall made 32 saves (nine on Mark Messier) in a 4-2 home win. Lindros moved into first-place in the NHL's points standings with 55. Brian Leetch said of Lindros ""He's raised his game to another level. It's hard to put anybody above him." The Flyers snapped a 6-game skid (1-4-1) and began a 9-game winning streak. The regional coverage marked the debut (in 32% of the USA) of NHL on FOX-TV.
Apr. 30, 1995 --
Brian Leetch scored the only goals of the game and Glenn Healy made 24 saves in NY's 2-0 win. Eric Lindros suffered an eye injury off a deflected shot which caused him to miss the last game of the regular season and the first three games of the upcoming PO series against Buffalo. He was the NHL's leading scorer at the time but lost the scoring title to Jaromir Jagr (both had the same point total but Jagr had more goals).
May 21, 1995 -- In Game 1 of their Conference Quarterfinals,
Eric Desjardins scored 7:03 into OT to lift the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. John LeClair scored a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 22 saves. Desjardins gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead with 4:49 to play in regulation. Desjardins (2-1-3), John LeClair (3-0-3) and NY's Pat Verbeek (2-0-2) tallied the last seven goals of the game. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP, while the Flyers went 1-for-7. NY squandered leads of 2-0 after one and 3-1 late in the second. LeClair completed his hat trick off a terrific behind-the-net feed from Eric Lindros with 7:10 to play. Moments before LeClair's third goal, referee Don Koharski waved off another LeClair tally claiming the whistle was blown prior to the puck entering the net. Verbeek evened the score with 0:19 left in the third period. Mark Messier had three assists. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell was fined $200 and assessed a gross misconduct penalty for swinging a stick at the glass in the direction of a Flyers' fan.
May 22, 1995 -- In Game 2,
Kevin Haller's wrister 0:25 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 home win. On the GWG, Eric Lindros (1-2-3) won a battle for the puck, passed it to Mikael Renberg who found Haller. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Twice in regulation, Philly had goals nullified due to whistles blown prior to the puck entering the net; that made three goals nullified in two games. Brian Leetch scored two PPGs in the first period to give NY a 2-0 lead. The Flyers rallied and took a 3-2 lead 25 seconds into the third period when Renberg (1-1-2) scored. Leetch became the first ever Rangers' d-man to score a PO hat trick 11:19 into the third period.
May 24, 1995 -- In Game 3,
Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. Dineen scored 2:54 into the game then Mikael Renberg tallied with 16 seconds left in the opening period to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Dineen made it 3-0 early in the second period followed by a Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) PPG about seven minutes later and that led to the removal of Mike Richter for Glenn Healy. Mark Messier scored 2:37 after the goalie switch. The Flyers sealed the win with a SHG by Kevin Haller late in the middle period to make it 5-1. Each team had 34 shots.
May 26, 1995 -- In Game 4,
Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Karl Dykhuis, who played for the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate (Indianapolis Ice) earlier in the season, scored twice in the first period of the Flyers' 4-1 win at NY. Mikael Renberg and Anatoli Semenov scored less than two minutes apart which led to the playing of Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend" throughout MSG with 5:38 to play in the second period. Mark Osborne scored in the final minute of the second period for the 4-1 final. NY held a 32-30 shots advantage. Brent Fedyk suffered a fractured neck on a check by Jay Wells and missed the entire 1995 Conference Finals against the Devils. Glenn Healy started and replaced Mike Richter who had lost the confidence of head coach Colin Campbell. Renberg said "Four straight against the Rangers. I can't believe it."
Much of the pre-series chatter revolved around the Flyers lack of experience and depth since the Flyers' top line produced 80 of 150 regular season goals. In this series, Mikael Renberg (3-4-7), Eric Lindros (1-4-5) and John LeClair (3-2-5) combined for seven of the 18 goals. Mark Messier said "The Flyers worked their tails off. They blocked shots. They beat us to the punch. They deserved to win. You don't need a lot of experience when they beat us as handily as they did." Ron Hextall stopped 109 of 119 (.916) shots while NY's duo of Mike Richter (66-for-79, .835) and Glenn Healy (36-for-41, .878) combined for 102-120 (.850).. NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "There is a lot of blame to go around but it isn't the right time to point fingers." When asked if he was out-coached, he said "I was not out-coached. That is a crazy question."
Dec. 21, 1995 --
Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win at Philly. Jeff Beukeboom scored the GWG on a second period breakaway. The Flyers held a 19-5 shots advantage after one period and 32-15 in the game.
Jan. 13, 1996 --
Mark Messier (2-2-4) factored in each goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in the Rangers' 4-0 win in Philly. NY went 3-for-8 on the PP.
Jan. 24, 1996 --
Rod Brind'Amour scored with 1:09 to play in a 4-4 tie at MSG. Ron Hextall made 38 saves. Mark Messier (2-2-4) had four points. "That was a great game, right out of the playoffs," said Brian Leetch.
Apr. 4, 1996 --
Eric Lindros scored twice and Ron Hextall made 27 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. The first period featured four fights, 21 penalties and 74 PIMs. Dan Kordic-Marty McSorley fought (
) early in the game. A Karl Dykhuis-Sergio Momesso battle (
) came one second before a melee highlighted by fights between Shjon Podein-Jeff Beukeboom and Joel Otto-Mark Messier (
). Unrelated, Messier left the game in the second period with bruised ribs and missed the rest of the regular season. During the game both head coaches got into a shouting match then afterwards NY's Colin Campbell said of Terry Murray "Maybe he was talking about all those Lady Byngs he should have won when he played. Check out his penalty minutes when he played." The teams combined to go 13-for-13 on PKs.
Apr. 5, 1996 --
NY rallied for a 3-1 home win with two third period goals. Brian Leetch tallied with 0:20 left in the second period for NY's first goal of the game. Pat Verbeek scored the GWG on a 5-on-3 as part of three straight minors called against the Flyers in under two minutes. Ron Hextall played a great game as he made 33 saves. NY outshot Philly 36-18.
Nov. 13, 1996 --
Pat Falloon's PPG snapped a tie in the third period and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 2-1 win at NY. Mike Richter stopped 35 shots.
Dec. 4, 1996 --
Eric Lindros, in his fifth game of the season, scored his first goal with 6:35 left in a 1-1 tie at NY. Philly outshot NY 40-25. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Mike Richter made 39 saves.
Feb. 1, 1997 --
Mike Richter made 39 stops and Mark Messier and Sergei Nemchinov scored in the third period of NY's 4-2 road win. Alexander Karpovtsev's PPG made it 2-2 in the last minute of the second period. Philly held a 41-17 shots advantage including 29-10 over the last two periods (out-scored 3-2). There were four fights: Scott Daniels-Eric Cairns, Dan Kordic-Cairns (
), Daniel Lacroix-Jeff Beukeboom and Kordic-Darren Langdon (
Feb. 23, 1997 --
Janne Niinimaa's stripped Wayne Gretzky of the puck, leading to a 2-on-1 break with John LeClair, and the defenseman's goal helped give Philly a 2-1 home win. Each team scored in the opening period, the third period was scoreless. Garth Snow extended his unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5). The Flyers outshot NY 37-15 including 31-9 over the first 40 minutes. Mike Richter made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 7, 1997 --
NY rallied for a 3-2 home win by scoring three times in a span of 5:27 in the second period. NY scored two PPGs during a double-minor to Eric Lindros. The Flyers' captain, who picked up a total of five high-sticking minors, was suspended and fined later in the week for two games for breaking the nose of Shane Churla and later a double-minor for high-sticking Ulf Samuelsson at the game's end. Lindros labeled Samuelsson "Susan Lucci" after the soap opera actress. After the game, Churla said "He put my nose on the side of my face." Churla sported a cut across the bridge of his nose and a bruise beneath the right eye and also said ''It's what hockey is all about. We're all men. We'll handle it in our own ways.'' Prior to the Flyers' practice, the Rangers scheduled a season photo shoot which delayed the Flyers' workout.
Apr. 10, 1997 --
Pat Flatley scored twice and Mike Richter made 28 saves in NY's 6-3 win at Philly. Ron Hextall (13 saves, 18 shots) was replaced after the second period by Garth Snow (8 saves, 9 shots). Eric Lindros did not play as part of his suspension for the April 7 game. Dan Kordic fought recently recalled Ryan VandenBussche (
) who made it 1-0 early in the first period. Both teams, in these consecutive games, played mind games against the opponent by limiting practice (ice) availability. After this game, Flatley said ''I thought it was kind of funny. Just when you think we're adults, you realize it's still a kids' game.'' The Flyers put a Zamboni machine on the iceprior to NY's practice. Bob Clarke said ''We were just having a little fun. No big deal. I'm sure they laughed about it, just as we did.'' Highlights --
May 16, 1997 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals,
Eric Lindros (0-3-3) and John LeClair (0-3-3) assisted on all three goals and Dainius Zubrus and Janne Niinimaa scored in the opening 4:39 of Philly's 3-1 home win. The two goals came on the Flyers first three shots. Eric Desjardins scored in the third period. Garth Snow, benched in the series-clinching victory against Buffalo in the prior series, stopped 24 shots and missed a shutout when Luc Robitaille scored with 10 seconds to play. Coach Terry Murray informed both goalies as to whom would start Game One during practice the prior day but instructed both netminders not to divulge the choice. "As long as the goalies know and the team knows, that's the most important thing. It's maybe a little bit of superstition on my part, maybe to make it a little bit more difficult for the Rangers in their preparation. It probably won't. I doubt that they're going to change any of their game plans as far as strategy is concerned. They're not going to have an extra meeting over it. They're just looking to get their team ready, as we are." A reporter attempted to trick Snow when he asked "Are you disappointed by the decision? Snow responded "You tell me. What decision was it?"
May 18, 1997 -- In Game 2,
Wayne Gretzky (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 5-4 win in Philly. Gretzky scored two PPGs in under two minutes to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead after one period. Mark Messier (1-2-3) also had three points. The Flyers scored twice with 49 seconds to tie the score 3-3 but Gretzky and Messier gave NY a 5-3 advantage. Shjon Podein finished the scoring. The third period was scoreless. Garth Snow gave up five goals on 10 shots and was pulled 33:45 into the game for Ron Hextall (12 saves, 12 shots) who made his second appearance of the POs and played the rest of this series. Trent Klatt's hit on Brian Leetch (
). Highlights --
May 20, 1997 -- In Game 3,
Eric Lindros' (3-0-3) recorded his first PO hat trick (
) and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in a 6-3 win at NY. Trent Klatt's goal with 5:01 to play came 38 seconds after Wayne Gretzky (1-1-2) tied it 3-3. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period but, after a scoreless second period, Russ Courtnall (2-1-3) started a seven-goal third-period flurry to make it 2-2. Lindros made it 3-2 then, after Gretzky and Klatt swapped goals, Rod Brind'Amour scored an insurance goal and Lindros recorded an ENG. Philly scored four third period goals on eight shots. At the 2:08 mark of the first period, Klatt delivered a crushing check to his brother-in-law Ken Gernander which resulted in a concussion and separated shoulder. The former teammates at the University of Minnesota married twin sisters, Kelly and Kirby, who sat togther at the game. "They continued sitting together the rest of the night, but it was an uncomfortable situation." Klatt said afterwards.
May 23, 1997 -- In Game 4,
Eric Lindros' PPG with 6.8 seconds remaining gave Philly a thrilling 3-2 win in NY. It was the latest GWG in Flyers' PO history. Jeff Beukeboom was penalized with a double minor for high-sticking John LeClair who suffered four cuts to the face. When LeClair attempted to return to the ice, referee Kerry Fraser ruled him ineligible because blood was still visible; LeClair then returned to bench, got medical attention, and helped set up the winning goal. Mikael Renberg scored in the first period and the 1-0 lead was maintained even when NY had a 5-on-3 edge midway in the second period with Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins off for slashing, the latter on Wayne Gretzky's wrist (later in the game, Gretzky speared Desjardins which went uncalled). With the game still 1-0, Esa Tikkanen netted his first goal of the series (eighth of the POs), while on the PK. John Druce scored a brilliant SHG with 3:13 to play with Joel Otto in the box. Brian Leetch scored with 2:08 left in regulation, two seconds after Otto's penalty expired. The shots were 42-33 in the Flyers' favor, including 21-10 in the third period. NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "We are not out yet. A three-to-one lead is not insurmountable. I think they (the Flyers) are starting to bend." Jeff Beukeboom's crosscheck to Trent Klatt's head (
). Highlights --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcGDbDBWMj0 and
May 25, 1997 -- In Game 5,
Rod Brind'Amour scored twice leading the Flyers to a 4-2 home win and a 4-1 series victory. Brind'Amour scored with 54 seconds left in the opening period to put Philly on top 3-2 then gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead with a third period goal. Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Eric Lindros (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-1-2) and Chris Therien (0-2-2) all had two points. Ron Hextall made 17 saves. Philly outshot NY 29-19 in the game (8-2 in the second period). The Flyers trailed 2-1 after the opening period, surrendering two PPGs. After the game, Wayne Gretzky said "We got beat fair and square. Yeah, they were bigger. Yeah, they were stronger. Yeah, we're disappointed. It hurts."
: Ron Hextall made 85 saves on 92 shots (.924) and the Flyers' offense was led by Eric Lindros (5-4-9), John LeClair (2-7-9) and Rod Brind'Amour (4-2-6). Wayne Gretzky (4-5-9) led NY and Mike Richter surrendered 19 goals on 126 (.869) shots.
Dec. 5, 1997 --
The teams skated to a 4-4 tie at MSG. Brian Leetch scored the last two goals, both on PPs, as the Rangers rallied from a 4-1 hole. Mike Richter (13 saves, 16 shots) started but was replaced by Jason Muzzatti after the Flyers made the score 3-1. Just 2:19 later, the Flyers made it 4-1 but Muzzatti finished the game making 25 saves on 26 shots. Garth Snow made 27 saves and John LeClair scored twice for the Flyers.
Jan. 22, 1998 --
Garth Snow made 30 saves in Philly's 4-3 road win. John LeClair (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour scored PPGs in the opening period. NY's Pat LaFontaine became the third US-born player to reach 1,000 NHL points. Dan Kordic-P.J. Stock and Dan Kordic-Eric Cairns fought (
Feb. 28, 1998 --
Eric Lindros recorded his 500th career point, the fifth fastest in NHL history (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stastny and Mike Bossy) to reach the mark, in Philly's 3-1 win at New York. The game was NY's first under new head coach John Muckler, who replaced Colin Campbell. Pat LaFonaine's PPG was the only score in the first two periods. Trent Klatt evened the game early in the third and then a minute later Lindros scored the eventual GWG that led to his accomplishment.
Mar. 22, 1998 --
Shjon Podein's PPG with 0:21 left in OT gave Philly a 5-4 home win. The goal was scored with three seconds remaining on a penalty to Geoff Smith. NY led 2-0 in the first period. With 3:09 to play, Trent Klatt gave Philly a 4-3 lead but Wayne Gretzky (2-1-3), who tied the game 3-3, evened the game at 4-4 with 1:42 to play. Sean Burke stopped Kevin Stevens on a penalty shot and later in the game a NY goal was overturned by replay because Stevens was in the crease. The game was NY's second straight one-goal loss to the teams that made the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals (Detroit won the prior game, 4-3). Dan Kordic fought Darren Langdon (
Apr. 18, 1998 --
In the Rangers' season finale, UFA Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win at Philly. "I do have a preference. And I've obviously said I'd love to be a New York Ranger and finish my career here," said Richter.
Oct. 9, 1998 --
Alexandre Daigle scored the only goal of the game and JVB made his Flyers' debut with a 20-save shutout in a 1-0 win at MSG. Ulf Sammuelsson punched and bloodied the Flyers' Petr Svoboda but was issued only a minor penalty despite protests. After the game, Svoboda said "One of these days, it's going to be him. It's a long year." In the final moments, Esa Tikkanen had an open net and a loose puck near his skate but couldn't score because he had a broken stick, which he smashed over the net after time expired.
Oct. 24, 1998 --
John LeClair and Rod Brind'Amour scored third period goals in a 2-2 OT tie at Philadelphia. Mike Richter made 35 saves. The Flyers outshot NY 37-13 including an impressive 14-1 in the third period. Eight of NY's shots came in the second period and they were outshot 25-5 in the other periods/OT.
Feb. 28, 1999 --
Petr Nedved's PPG (3-1-4) with 6:28 to play snapped a 5-5 tie and led NY to a 6-5 home win. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP. Adam Graves (2-1-3) scored twice including a goal that tied the game 1-1 when John Vanbiesbrouck (20 saves, 26 shots) attempted clear hit Graves and went into the net. Wayne Gretzky did not play (injury). The Flyers trailed 5-2 but Daymond Langkow's SHG started a rally and then two PPGs in the third period even the game. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points on his 26th birthday and was named the game's third star. The slumping Flyers fell to 2-7-2 in the last 11 games after going 16-1-7 in the prior 24 games.
Mar. 27, 1999 --
Valeri Zelepukin scored two second period goals and John Vanbiesbrouck made 21 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Craig Berube fought Chris Tamer (
). Eric Lindros bloodied Petr Nedved (right eye area) with a high-stick and which resulted in a two-game suspension. The NHL also fined Lindros $86,458 based on the average annual value of his contract. Bobby Clarke replied to comments made by Rangers' GM Neil Smith "It's kind of stupid of him, I think, to talk about Lindros and Ed Snider like that. He has enough to worry about for his own team. It's none of his business. It's not often that a GM of one club criticizes the owner and player of another club. It's not like he's (former Montreal GM) Sam Pollock. He should just keep his mouth shut like the rest of us. It's not our fault that his bleeping player was lying on the ice. (Petr) Nedved got a cut on his nose and he's laying on the ice so he can (draw) a penalty. If that was Adam Graves, he'd have gotten back up and played." Snider replied "What does Neil Smith know about what I do and don't do. He doesn't know a hell of a lot." Smith stated earlier that " (MSG President Dave Checketts should do what Ed Snider does continuously. Just call the league whenever you don't like something, do it during the game, after the game, all the time." The double-minor to Lindros gave NY a PP for the remaining 3:30 of regulation.
Apr. 5, 1999 --
Mike Richter made 36 saves and Kevin Stevens (1-1-2) scored 32 seconds into the game in NY's 5-1 win at Philly. Brian Leetch, who also had a goal and an assist, was the last player to score against Ron Hextall who played in his final NHL game. Among the players absent from the Flyers were Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Mark Recchi and Eric Desjardins.
Oct. 20, 1999 --
Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and JVB (34 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-0 home win. Eric Lindros delivered a crushing check to Petr Nedved, whose helmet was sent flying, and Todd Harvey, who retaliated, received a bloodied eye in a fight. Earlier in the game, Tim Taylor attempted to check Lindros but the Flyer leveled him to the delight of the home crowd. When Lindros was asked of the ovation, he said "It was pretty interesting in the stands, too," of the many fights in the crowd.
Oct. 22, 1999 --
John Vanbiesbrouck recorded his 37th career shutout and made 20 saves in Philly's 2-0 win at MSG. It was his second shutout of NY in three nights. NY ended the game without a goal in the last 174:31. Ulf Samuelsson made his Flyers' debut. Highlights involving NY's P.J. Stock (
Feb. 20, 2000 --
John Vanbiesbrouck made 30 saves and Mikael Renberg and John LeClair scored third period goals in Philly's 3-2 win at NY. LeClair reached the 30th goal mark for the fifth straight season. JVB had shut out NY in the prior two meetings. Craig Ramsey replaced Roger Neilson (treatment for rare form of bone marrow cancer) as Flyers' coach for the rest of the season.
Mar. 18, 2000 --
Kirk McLean made 26 saves and Mathieu Schneider snapped a 2-2 tie in NYs 3-2 win at Philly. Simon Gagne and Valeri Kamensky twice alternated goals in the first period.
Apr. 9, 2000 --
Mark Recchi and Daymond Langkow each had a goal and an assist in Philly's 4-1 win at NY. The Flyers outshot NY 40-16. With the win in this season finale, the Flyers captured the division title with 105 points to the Devils' 103. Only the Blues (114) and Red Wings (108) had more points than the Flyers. Brian Boucher (1.91 GAA in 35 games), who made 15 saves, became the first rookie goalie since Al Rollins and Terry Sawchuk in 1950-51 to play a minimum of 25 games and have a GAA under 2.00. Keith Primeau fought Dale Purinton (
Oct. 24, 2000 --
Without Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Lindros and on a 0-5-2 skid, the Flyers won 5-4 at MSG. Keith Primeau (1-1-2) scored 12 seconds into the game and the Flyers led 3-0 at the 17:25 mark while out-shooting NY 11-1 (13-2 in the first). NY outshot Philly 23-6 covering the last two periods including 13-2 in the third. Brian Boucher made 21 saves and Simon Gagne had three assists.
Oct. 26, 2000 --
Brian Boucher, who had a 4.52 GAA in his first six games of the season, made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout at Philly. Michal Sykora scored his first goal in nearly two years and his first as a Flyer in the opening period. Daymond Langkow (1-1-2) had two points in the third period.
Jan. 13, 2001 --
Theo Fleury (2-2-4) scored 2:46 into OT, after tying the game with 2:52 left in regulation, to lead NY to a 4-3 win in MSG. Fleury also assisted on the first two goals. Mike Richter made 31 saves.
Feb. 25, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 31 stops and Mark Recchi scored with 5:19 to play in Philly's 2-1 home win. NY outshot the Flyers 18-4 in the third period but the only goal was the winner by Recchi who, along with Mark Greig, factored in both goals. The Flyers were without John LeClair, Simon Gagne, Rick Tocchet and Justin Williams. NY held a 32-21 shots advantage. Todd Fedoruk and Dale Purinton fought (
Mar. 17, 2001 --
Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves and Dan McGillis' PPG with 0:22 left in the second period lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win. Guy Hebert(18 saves, 20 shots) was replaced by Kirk McLean (6 saves, 6 shots) after the second period due to a groin pull. The score was tied 1-1 at the 5:04 mark. About a minute later, Todd Fedoruk and Rich Pilon fought (
Aug 20, 2001 --
Eric Lindros was traded to the Rangers for Kim Johnsson, Jan Havac, Pavel Brendl and NY's 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in the 2003 Draft. A
Sep. 20, 2001 --
The preseason game played in Philly was canceled after two periods, with the score tied 2-2, so that fans in attendance could witness on the Jumbotron the President Bush's State of the Union address days after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Players and staff from both teams joined the fans in watching. Flyers' chariman Ed Snider said "We felt we should show part of it (the speech) and gauge the fans' reaction. We did what the fans wanted." Fans attending the game received miniature flags. Among the game's fights: Todd Fedoruk-Richard Scott (
), Jesse Boulerice-Steve McKenna, Chris McAllister-Dale Purinton, Boulerice-Scott, Francis Lessard-P.J. Stock (
Nov. 14, 2001 --
Eric Lindros made his first appearance against the Flyers and opened the scoring 16:52 into the first period, Mike Richter made 40 saves and Theo Fleury snapped a 2-2 third period tie in NY's 4-2 home win. Said Lindros ''It was electric. It certainly felt good to know the Garden was alive. I obviously wanted to be on the winning side tonight. It was special. It felt good after the game.'' Rangers' GM Glen Sather said ''I loved the fact that Rangers fans were pouring beer on Flyers fans. It was old-time hockey. There was some emotion in the building. It was terrific.'' Mike Richter said ''Our team is playing better, and I think people are starting to take notice. They're just into it more. There were a few Philly fans and a couple of brawls in the stands. It was just a great game to be a part of.''
Jan., 12, 2002 --
In Eric Lindros' first appearance in Philadelphia as an opponent, the Flyers recorded a 4-2 win with Kim Johnsson scoring the GWG. Johnsson (1-1-2), John LeClair (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (0-2-2) each had two points and Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves. The game nearly had a pregame melee (
). Bryan Berard, who scored and assisted on NY's two goals, was ejected with 40.7 seconds remaining when he leveled Jeremy Roenick after J.R. punched Radek Dvorak. Berard said that he thought the play was "gutless" and "that is J.R.'s hockey." Roenick said ''That was a stand-up play by Bryan Berard to defend his player like that. But he's got to tell his own player to stand behind his words. I've been in this league a long time and I've accomplished a lot of things and I'm going to demand some respect. If he wants to yap at me, especially with 40 seconds left, he's got to expect repercussions.'' Berard gave NY a 1-0 lead then Roenick tied it. Dvorak tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. After the game, Lindros said ''I didn't feel real comfortable until halfway through the second period. When you step into a building that you played in for many years, there are a lot of things going through your mind.'' Lindros finished with three shots on goal in 21:18 of ice time. Luke Richardson beat Matthew Barnaby in a fight --
. Todd Fedoruk-Steve McKenna --
Donald Brashear-Sandy McCarthy --
Mar. 2, 2002 --
Eric Lindros (3-0-3) scored a hat trick by the 2:12 mark of the second period in NY's 6-5 home win. Mike York (0-3-3) and Brian Leetch (0-3-3) each had three points. Lindros also won 21 of 27 faceoffs while the rest of his teammates won just 16 of 45 (NY won 37 and lost 35). Mike Richter made 26 saves. With the Flyers trailing 4-0, Simon Gagne (3-0-3), who also had a hat trick, scored the next two goals. The Flyers had a 5-minute PP advantage when Tomas Kloucek was ejected for kneeing Ruslan Fedotenko; however, the Rangers scored a SHG to pull ahead 5-2. The Flyers closed the gap to 5-4 with two early third period goals but Dave Karpa scored to make it 6-4. Gagne completed his hat trick with 7:05 to play during a 4-on-4 with Lindros in the box. After giving up Lindros' first goal, Roman Cechmanek (7 saves, 8 shots) got a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct and then 25 seconds picked up another unsportsmanlike which was offset by Lindros' tripping minor. Less than a minute later, Cechmanek suffered a right ankle injury and did not return until April 1. Brian Boucher (15 saves, 20 shots) gave up five goals on 20 shots. Lindros and Keith Primeau were issued unsportsmanlike minors in the first period for head-butting. The physical game was part of ABC-TV's national hockey coverage. Donald Brashear fought Matthew Barnaby --
Mar. 27, 2002 --
Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 win in NY. Justin Williams scored in the first period and the Flyers never trailed. Eric Desjardins (1-1-2) and Simon Gagne (0-2-2) each had two points. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) factored in both NY goals.
Apr. 13, 2002 --
The Flyers clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 2-1 home win. Mark Recchi (1-1-2), who made it 2-0 with a goal in the third period, and Adam Oates (1-1-2) each had two points. The Flyers held a 46-20 shots advantage including 26-9 in the first 40 minutes. Dan Blackburn of NY made 43 saves. Eric Lindros played as an opponent in Philadelphia for the second time in his career. Game highlights --
. Donald Brashear and Dale Purinton fought --
Sept. 22, 2002 --
Mark Messier (2-0-2) and Petr Nedved (1-2-3) led NY to a 6-4 preseason win at home in a game that featured four fights: Donald Brashear-Matthew Barnaby (
Todd Fedoruk vs. Krzysztof Oliwa (
); Brashear-Oliwa (
) and Fedoruk-Dale Purinton (
). Keith Primeau (2-1-3) had three points for Philly.
Oct. 1, 2002 --
The Flyers won 5-3 in a home preseason game highlighted when Donald Brashear split Sandy McCarthy's helmet (
) Separately, Dale Purinton jumped Brashear from behind and kneed him in the head which led to an ejection. Brashear also had a brief scrap with Krystof Oliwa who also fought Todd Fedoruk (
). Chris Therien and Matthew Barnaby were also tossed for fighting and the resulting scrum gave the Flyers a seven-minute PP. The Flyers had 13 PPs as NY had 24 penalties for 103 minutes.
Dec. 5, 2002 --
Michal Handzus became the second player (both times against the NYR) in NHL regular season history to score a GWG on a penalty shot in OT and the Flyers won 3-2 with 0:37 to play. Said Tom Poti, who was whistled for the minor leading to the GWG, "No way that should have been a penalty shot. He dived a bit. Maybe I deserved a hooking penalty. I guess the ref wanted to decide the game and he was successful in doing so." Roman Cechmanek picked up the win as he made 24 saves including a sensational stop when Petr Nedved and Pavel Bure had a 2-on-1 moments before the GWG. NY's Eric Lindros tied the score 2-2 in the second period on a 55-footer. Dan Blackburn made 32 saves. Highlights --
Jan. 18, 2003 --
Michal Handzus scored the GWG with 5:04 to play, Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and Keith Primeau scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. The Flyers, winners for the ninth time in the last 10 games, rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit in which they were outshot 18-8. Head coach Ken Hitchcock blasted the team after the intermission and challenged Primeau's line. "He challenged my line, me personally, and I deserved it because we weren't very good in the first period. It was an open challenge to the whole club and we responded." Each team was whistled for just 4 PIMs.
Feb. 8, 2003 --
Sami Kapanen made his Flyers' debut and snapped a personal 14-game goal-scoring drought with a third period PPG in Philly's 2-1 home win. Kapanen's GWG came 4:44 into the third period and he became the fifth Flyer that season to score in his debut. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. All three goals were on the PP.
Mar. 7, 2003 --
NY led 4-0 iat the 12:49 mark and Mike Dunham made 34 saves in a 5-1 NY home win. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) and Radek Dvorak (0-3-3) led the offense. Roman Cechmanek (6 saves, 9 shots) was replaced at the 9:06 mark with the Flyers down 3-0 by Robert Esche (23 saves, 25 shots). Simon Gagne returned to the lineup after missing 13 games but suffered a relapse of a groin injury and missed the next 13 games.
Mar. 22, 2003 --
Dan Blackburn was a perfect 28-for-28 in relief of the injured Mike Dunham, who had a pulled hamstring and was removed after the first period (6 saves, 7 shots), and Petr Nedved scored with 3:12 to play in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Claude Lapointe scored for the Flyers and ended Dunham's career-best shutout streak at 144:47. The Flyers held a 35-19 shots advantage including 15-4 in the last period.
Nov. 8, 2003 --
Marcus Ragnarsson scored 1:01 into OT giving Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Tony Amonte's (1-1-2) PPG tied the game in the opening minute of the third period and he fed Ragnarsson on the winner. Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) added two assists. Jeff Hackett made 21 saves. Mike Dunham made 30 saves for NY. Eric Lindros (0-1-1) played fro NY after missing the prior seven games and increased his point total to eight (6-2-8) in 11 career games against the Flyers. Philly held a 32-22 shots advantage including 23-9 covering the last 41:01 minutes.
Jan. 22, 2004 --
Robert Esche made 23 saves and five Flyers had two points in a 4-2 win at NY. Simon Gagne had the eventual GWG 44 seconds after Brian Leetch evened the game 2-2 late in the middle period. NY's Eric Lindros was absent due to the flu. Mike Dunham (17 saves, 20 shots) was injured and replaced by Jussi Markanen (6 saves, 7 shots).
Feb. 12, 2004 --
Simon Gagne and Sami Kapanen scored and Sean Burke, acquired due to injuries to Jeff Hackett and Robert Esche, made 26 saves in his return to the Flyers in Philly's 2-1 win at NY. Tony Amonte (0-2-2) assisted on both goals. NY held a 12-4 shots advantage in the third period but the Flyers scored the only goal. Jeremy Roenick suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a Boris Mironov slapshot and was knocked unconscious with blood oozing from his mouth. Roenick, who lay motionless for several minutes, got up and as he left the ice clutching a towel to his face, waved to the fans, who gave him an ovation; he missed the next 19 games. Afterwards, an appreciative Roenick said "I thought the next morning that if I did retire, what a way to go out. Getting a standing O from (bleeping) Rangers' fans. It was one of the best feelings in the world." Thirty-two seconds later, Keith Primeau was helped off the ice after he collided with Bobby Holik in a play that head coach Ken Hitchcock thought was intentional on Holik's part; Primeau missed the next 21 games with a concussion. Highlights --
Feb. 14, 2004 --
Patrick Sharp scored twice and Kim Johnsson had three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Sharp played as a replacement for the injured Jeremy Roenick. "Sharp is a smart player. He is a guy that knows how to play his position. I don't think that it's any accident that he continues to block shots in the defensive zone," said Ken Hitchcock. Sean Burke stopped 25 shots to get his 300th career win. Mike Dunham gave up six goals on 18 shots before being replaced after two periods. Multiple fighting majors were issued late in the game, 112 PIMs in the third period, and the Flyers received 76 of the 130 game PIMs. Highlights --
Mar. 8, 2004 --
Vladimir Malakhov was traded to the Flyers for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Atlanta which selected Ondrej Pavelec) in the 2005 Entry Draft.
Mar. 20, 2004 --
Robert Esche, the game's top star, made 24 stops in Philly's 3-0 home win. Claude Lapointe and Simon Gagne scored first period goals and Mattias Timander added an ENG. Kim Johnsson played over 26 minutes and was named the game's second star. It was the Flyers 10th win in the last 12 games in this series.
Mar. 27, 2004 --
Stephen Valiquette made 39 saves, including 21-for-21 in the third period, in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 21-6 shots advantage in the third period. Sean Burke replaced Robert Esche who was pulled when he gave up three goals on 12 shots. Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) had two points.
Oct. 5, 2005 --
In the first regular season game following the cancellation of the prior season, Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) scored two key PPGs and led NY to a 5-3 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 3-1 advantage with under four minutes left in the second period but Jagr scored consecutive PPGs to put NY ahead with under nine minutes to play. Peter Forsberg had two assists in his Flyers' debut. Mike Richards, who made his NHL debut, scored off Kevin Weekes who made 24 saves. The Flyers' PP was 1-for-10, held all four opportunities in the first period, had an 8-1 advantage late in the second period and held three 2-man advantages; NY finished 2-for-4 on PPs. Robert Esche stopped a penalty shot attempt by Michael Nylander.
Jan. 5, 2006 --
Simon Gagne scored the second fastest OT goal in NHL regular season history, at seven seconds, lifting the Flyers to a 4-3 win at NY (Mats Sundin scored six seconds into Toronto's 12/30/95 win at St. Louis). Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves and Freddy Meyer and Kim Johnsson each scored and had an assist. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-5. Kevin Weekes, who made 19 saves on 23 shots, surrendered a goal on the first shot he faced then after Brian Savage made it 3-2 in the second period, Rangers fans chanted "We Want (Henrik) Lundqvist." Martin Straka scored twice for NY.
Jan 30, 2006 --
Joni Pitkanen's second goal of the game, 1:28 into OT, capped a rally in a 3-2 OT win at NY. Pitkanen's first goal came 10:18 into the third period followed by the tying goal by Mike Richards with 1:38 to play in regulation. Richards also assisted on the GWG. Martin Rucinsky put NY ahead 2-0 8:22 into the third period. Robert Esche made 28 saves. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots. Pitkanen's goal --
Feb. 4, 2006 --
Joni Pitkanen was whistled for tripping as time expired in regulation leading to a Jaromir Jagr PPG in OT and a 4-3 Rangers' win in Philly. Petr Sykora evened the game with 41.1 seconds left in the third period on a twice-deflected shot that hit off his helmet. On the tripping call, Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcock said ''He (Pitkanen) had to take that penalty. Straka had him beat.'' The Flyers played without Peter Forsberg, Keith Primeau, Eric Desjardins and Kim Johnsson; Petr Nedved suffered a groin injury during the game and Chris Therien suffered a career-ending concussion. Donald Brashear belted Colton Orr --
Mar. 2, 2006 --
Kevin Weekes made 36 saves and Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) had three PP points in NY's 6-1 win at Philly. Jagr scored consecutive PPGs in a span of 1:31 in the second period which led to the removal of Robert Esche (4 saves, 7 shots) for Antero Niittymaki (16/19) with Philly down 3-0. NY went 4-for-6 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-9. Donald Brashear picked up 35 PIMs in the game --
Mar. 22, 2006 --
The Flyers' PP went 3-for-5 in a 6-3 win at NY in a battle for division supremacy. Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Michal Handzus (1-1-2) scored during a 5-minute PP awarded when Ryan Hollweg was ejected and eventually suspended three games for a check-from-behind on R.J. Umberger with 3:17 left in the opening period. Handzus's goal came with one second left in the first period and gave Philly a 3-2 lead. Jaromir Jagr (3-0-3) scored each NY goal and Martin Rucinsky (0-3-3) assisted on each. Jagr and Knuble accounted for the first four goals. Jeff Carter made it 5-3 in the third period. Simon Gagne (1-1-2) had two points. Robert Esche made 20 saves.
Apr. 4, 2006 --
Michael Nylander (1-1-2) scored in regulation and the shootout in NY's 3-2 home win. NY won the SO 2-1 and clinched the team's first PO berth since 1997. NY held a 40-23 shots advantage including 22-9 covering the third period and OT. Kevin Weekes made 21 saves. Robert Esche made 38 stops. Denis Gauthier nailed Martin Straka --
. Mike Richards fought Ryan Hollweg early in the game (
Apr. 15, 2006 --
Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Mike Knuble and Niko Dimitrakos scored in the first period as the Flyers held a 15-3 shots advantage. R.J. Umberger (1-1-2), Jeff Carter (0-2-2), who was named the game's top star with two impressive passes that led to goals, and Freddy Meyer (0-2-2) had 2-point games. Petr Nedved made it 4-0 and also won 12 of 15 faceoffs. After Ryan Hollweg ran Peter Forsberg, Donald Brashear responded and was issued a game-misconduct late in the third period. Prior to the game, the Flyers held their annual team awards ceremony.
Oct. 7, 2006 --
The teams set an NHL record with 25 straight shootout misses until Marcel Hossa scored in the 13th round giving NY a 5-4 win in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves in addition to 13-for-13 in the shootout. Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves in addition to 12-for-13 in the shootout. Michael Nylander led NY with three (1-2-3) points. Simon Gagne had two goals and Joni Pitkanen had three assists for Philly. Remaining shooters for Philly included four defenseman and Boyd Kane while five d-men remained for NY. Game summary:
Oct. 10, 2006 --
Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Antero Niittymaki (25 saves) led the Flyers' 4-2 win at NY. Geoff Sanderson, Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers held a 10-2 shots edge in the first period but NY outshot Philly 25-14 the rest of the game.
Dec. 12, 2006 --
Jarkko Immonen and Mark Cullen each had a goal and an assist in NY's 3-1 win at Philly. Kevin Weekes made 15 saves. Jaromir Jagr had 11 shots on goal, the 14th time he reached double figures during a regular season game. Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves.
Jan. 4, 2007 --
Martin Straka scored in each period and Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in NY's 3-2 home win.
Jan. 27, 2007 --
Jason Krog, claimed off waivers 15 days earlier, scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period of NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Robert Esche made 33 saves and was 17-for-17 in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves for the win.
Feb. 17, 2007 --
Antero Niittymaki made 40 saves (21-for-23 in the third period) and five Flyers scored in Philly's 5-3 win at NY. Geoff Sanderson (1-1-2) and Simon Gagne (1-1-2) both had two points. R.J. Umberger's SHG in the first period was the go-ahead goal in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist (14 saves, 17 shots) was replaced by Stephen Valiquette (6 saves, 8 shots). The Flyers' PK was 8-of-9. Mike Knuble suffered a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone and missed the next 12 games while Brendan Shanahan was knocked unconscious and missed the next 15 games in an on-ice collision (
). Scottie Upshall made it 4-1, scoring in his first Flyers' game (
). Mike Richards and Sean Avery fought
as did Alexandre Picard-Aaron Ward (
) after Ryan Hollweg went after Joni Pitkanen. After the game, Avery got into a shouting match with Flyers' assistant coach Craig Berube. Highlights --
Mar. 21, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves and Sean Avery scored twice in NY's 5-0 home win. Brendan Shanahan picked up two assists in his first game since the February 17 injury (see above). Todd Fedoruk missed the rest of the regular season (eight games) after he was carted off the ice from a knockout punch by Colton Orr at the 0:21 mark --
Mar. 31, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist (33 saves), Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) and Michael Nylander (0-3-3) led NY to a 6-4 win in Philly. Martin Biron was replaced after giving up five goals on 22 shots for Antero Niittymaki. Ben Eager scored twice for Philly.
Nov. 5, 2007 --
Henrik Lundqvist (30 saves) and Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-0 home win. NY held a 45-30 shots advantage. Martin Biron made 43 saves including 21-for-22 in the first period. NY's two goals came in the final minute of the first period and with 3:21 left in the third period. Mike Richards fought Sean Avery --
and Riley Cote and Jason Strudwick battled --
Nov. 15, 2007 --
Brendan Shanahan, who scored in regulation, had the only goal in the shootout as NY won 4-3 in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in addition to saving Scottie Upshall's bid to tie the shootout. Sean Avery and Scott Gomez each had two assists. The Flyers' Denis Tolpeko (1-1-2) evened the game 3-3 in the third period and was named the game's third star. Riley Cote fought Colton Orr --
Jan. 10, 2008 --
Scott Hartnell (3-0-3) scored a natural hat trick, the first goal put Philly ahead 3-2, and Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves in a 6-2 win at NY. Mike Richards (0-3-3) had three points. NY held a 41-30 shots advantage including 17-8 in the third period. Ryan Hollweg scored twice to give NY a 2-0 lead after one period. Philly went 3-for-7 on the PP and killed all seven NY PPs. Highlights --
Jan. 31, 2008 --
Stephen Valiquette earned his first career shutout as he made 20 saves in NY's 4-0 win in Philly. Antero Niittymaki was removed prior to the 22-minute mark with the Flyers down by four goals. Martin Biron finished and was 15-for-15. Nigel Dawes had the GWG and Chris Drury added two (1-1-2) points.
Feb. 9, 2008 --
Stephen Valiquette recorded his second straight shutout in this series, stopping 31 shots, in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. NY won in Philly for the 11th time in the last 12 games. Multiple fighting majors in the second period and Steve Downie's skate accidentally bloodied linesman Pat Dapuzzo. While Dapuzzo was helped off the ice, Downie-Fedor Tyutin, Riley Cote-Colton Orr and Jim Dowd-Ryan Hollweg all clashed. After the period ended, Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky battled --
Mar. 2, 2008 --
Brendan Shanahan and Nigel Dawes scored the only shootout goals in NY's 5-4 home win. Jeff Carter scored twice for the Flyers. Martin Biron was a perfect 21-for-21 in relief of Antero Niittymaki (10-for-14) in 43:09 minutes but surrendered the two shootout goals. Stephen Valiquette (17 saves, 18 shots) relieved Henrik Lundqvist (5 saves, 8 shots) in 44:47 prior to the shootout.
Mar. 21, 2008 --
Martin Biron made 23 saves and Danny Briere scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout win in Philly. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter scored shootout goals while the Rangers went 0-for-2. The Flyers led 2-0 with less than seven minutes to play in regulation but Jaromir Jagr scored with under two minutes remianing to even the score 3-3. Shootout --
Mar. 25, 2008 --
Mike Richards scored at 2:16 of OT to give Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Danny Briere added his 30th goal of the season and Martin Biron made 31 saves. On the winning goal, Jason Smith found Richards with a perfect pass from the Flyers’ defensive zone after a turnover from Sean Avery. Richards raced in on net with NY d-man Marek Malik covering him, but managed to lift a backhand past Henrik Lundqvist. Highlights --
Oct. 11, 2008 --
NY improved to 4-0-0 for the third time in team history after a 4-3 win in Philly's season opener. NY led 4-0 in the first period as Nikolai Zherdev and Blair Betts each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers rallied to get withing one goal in the third period but failed on a 90-second 5-on-3 PP late in the game. Martin Biron was replaced near the 17-minute mark and Philly down 4-0 for Antero Niittymaki who stopped all 13 shots he faced in about 43 minutes. Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky fought (
Feb. 15, 2009 --
Mike Richards' record-setting performance, Martin Biron's 35 saves and Claude Giroux's three points (1-2-3) led Philly to a 5-2 road win. Richards became the first player in NHL history to score three career SHGs with his team down two men. That goal began a barrage of four goals in the first nine minutes of the second period which gave Philly a 5-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist was replaced with NY down 4-0.
Mar. 14, 2009 --
Martin Biron (39 saves) and Arron Asham (two goals) led the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. Flyers' head coach John Stevens, who won for the 100th time, said afterwards "Marty was terrific. It was probably his best performance of the year." Braydon Coburn had ten hits. Riley Cote-Colton Orr --
Mar. 15, 2009 --
Sean Avery (two PPGs) and Henrik Lundqvist (24 saves) led NY to a 4-1 home win. NY went 3-for-9 on the PP. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 9, 2009 --
Henrik Lundqvist (37 saves) and Ryan Callahan (1-1-2) led NY to a 2-1 home win. Scott Gomez won 17 of 22 faceoffs. NY scored 52 seconds into the game and led 2-0 after the opening period.
Apr. 12, 2009 --
The Flyers suffered a costly 4-3 defeat in the regular season finale played in Philly. In a mainly meaningless game for NY, the Rangers rallied from a 3-2 third period deficit with a pair of goals by Sean Avery and Blair Betts. The Flyers needed a point to reach 100 and achieve home-ice in the opening playoff round as the fourth seed. Brandon Dubinsky (2-0-2) scored two goals for his first multi-goal game and his second goal (both in the first period) ended Philly's season-long streak of not allowing a SHG. The Flyers' streak of 103 straight games without surrendering a short-handed goal was the longest since Montreal went 122 games from March 1975 to November 1976.
Dec. 19, 2009 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and Artem Anisimov snapped a 1-1 tie to lead NY to a 2-1 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 16-5 shots advantage in the third period. The game was played in front of a sparse crowd due to a blizzard which struck the area. The Flyers fell to 3-12-1 in the last 16 games.
Dec. 30, 2009 --
Simon Gagne (3-1-4) became the third visiting player (also Mario Lemieux and Peter Bondra) to record a second hat trick at the current MSG and Michael Leighton made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-0 shutout win at NY. Gagne scored a natural hat trick and the last three goals, among them two in the second period when the Flyers out-shot NY 18-5 (31-22 in the game). It was the largest regular season margin of victory in a shutout for either team in this series. Blair Betts scored 54 seconds into the game. Henrik Lundqvist(8 saves, 11 shots) was replaced by Chad Johnson (17 saves, 20 shots). Scott Hartnell and Sean Avery fought (
Jan. 21, 2010 --
Ray Emery recorded his 10th career shutout by making 24 saves and James van Riemsdyk and Mike Richards both scored in a 2-0 home win. Richards' goal came on the PP with 2.5 seconds left in the second period. Scott Hartnell and Sean Avery fought (
). A controversial fight involving Dan Carcillo and Marian Gaborik led to a post-game outburst by NYR's head coach John Tortorella who said "(Carcillo's) a brave guy. There's no honor in that. I don't play the game, I don't wear the uniform, I don't want to say too much about it, but there's simply no honor in that." Game highlights --
Mar. 14, 2010 --
Sean Avery scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. NY trailed 1-0 after the first period but scored twice in the opening five minutes of the second period then added a late third period goal.
Apr. 9, 2010 --
Facing elimination, NY recorded a 4-3 home win. Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves and Marian Gaborik (1-1-2) scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:06 left in the second period. The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 deficit. The third period was scoreless. Jody Shelley, in his 56th game, scored his first goal of the season. Mike Richards had two goals. Scott Hartnell and Dan Girardi fought (
Apr. 11, 2010 --
In perhaps the most important regular season game in team history, with both squads fully aware that the victorious team would make the playoffs while the loser would be eliminated, the Flyers recorded a stunning 2-1 shootout win at home when Claude Giroux snapped a tie followed by Brian Boucher's stop against Olli Jokinen. In the first round of the shootout, the Flyers led 1-0 when Danny Briere scored and Erik Christensen failed. In the second round, Mike Richards missed but P.A. Parenteau scored setting up the dramatics with the historic final round. Pregame ceremonies included the annual team awards, the unique version of "God Bless America" and a video message which read "Today we clinch!" A tenacious and energetic crowd roared to deafening levels at various junctures of the game. Jody Shelley, in his 57th game, scored his second goal of the season, both this weekend, to give NY a 1-0 lead 3:27 into the game. Henrik Lundqvist's superb play helped preserve the lead as Philly held an 18-4 shots advantage after one and 30-13 through two periods. Matt Carle's PPG finally got Philly on the board 6:54 into the third period with Parenteau in the box. Boucher made 24 saves. "Hopefully we can do something with our lifeline here and use the excitement and euphoria from this win and from our last little stretch of games here to propel us and do good things here in the playoffs," Chris Pronger said. Highlights --
Nov. 4, 2010 --
Sergei Bobrovsky made 20 saves and three Flyers scored in the second period en route to a 4-1 home win. Ex-Rangers' Blair Betts and Nikolay Zherdev scored consecutive goals that gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Mike Richards, off a splendid feed by Claude Giroux, and Chris Pronger scored PPGs. Brandon Dubinsky gave NY a 1-0 lead. Jody Shelley and Derek Boogaard fought (
). Dan Carcillo and Brandon Prust battled (
) . Highlights --
Dec. 18, 2010 --
Nikolay Zherdev scored twice and Brian Boucher made 24 saves helping the Flyers improve their NHL-best record to 22-7-5 with a 4-1 home win. Mike Richards' terrific feed to a breaking Zherdev snapped a scoreless tie near the game's midway point. Zherdev's goal came seven seconds after his minor penalty expired. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods then extended the lead to 2-0 before NY scored. Jeff Carter won 13 of 17 faceoffs. Philly held a 39-25 shots advantage including 13-6 in the third period. Chris Pronger missed his first game due to foot surgery. The Flyers completed an impressive streak of four straight wins against top opponents (Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal and the Rangers) and were 10-1-3 in the last 14 games. Boucher improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven starts with a 1.66 GAA and a .943 save percentage. Highlights --
Jan. 16, 2011 --
Brian Boucher made 34 saves, including 19-for-19 in the second period, in the Flyers' 3-2 win at NY. Jeff Carter and Ville Leino (1-1-2) scored in the first period and Mike Richards added a SHG in the second period. Wojtek Wolski (1-1-2), Derek Stepan (1-1-2) and Mats Zuccarello (0-2-2) factored in both NY goals scored in the third period. Martin Biron made 24 saves. Matt Carle, who had two assists in the first period, and Sean Avery got fighting majors (
). Highlights --
Feb. 20, 2011 --
The Flyers recorded a 4-2 win in NY as part of "Hockey Day in America." Jeff Carter (1-1-2), Claude Giroux (1-1-2) and Scott Hartnell (0-2-2) each had two points and Brian Boucher made 37 saves. Boucher received a stinger early in the third period from a collision with Kimmo Timonen and after being temporarily shaken soon surrendered an odd goal to NY which made it 3-2. Kris Versteeg's ENG was his first goal as a Flyer. NY held a 39-24 shots advantage including a dominating 15-3 in the third period. The Flyers had zero PIMs, the third time in the team's regular season history. NY had 6 PIMs. The Flyers finished the day as the East's best team with a 39-15-5 record and won for the 20th time on the road. Highlights --
Mar. 6, 2011 --
Ryan Callahan (4-1-5) had four goals, Mats Zuccarello (2-0-2) scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves in NY's 7-0 home win. The shutout loss was the Flyers' largest in regular season play since an 8-0 defeat at Dallas in 1990. It was the fourth time the Flyers lost a game 7-0 in regular season history. Brian Boucher (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky (15 saves, 18 shots).
Apr. 3, 2011 --
Erik Christensen and Wojtek Wolski scored shootout goals (2-0 result) in NY's 3-2 win at Philly. Henrik Lundqvist and Sergei Bobrovsky each made 32 saves. Sean O'Donnell and Brandon Prust fought in the game's opening minute (
). Braydon Coburn and Brian Boyle fought in the second period (
Nov. 26, 2011 --
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and Brad Richards and Carl Hagelin scored in NY's 2-0 home win. The game was scoreless until Richards' PPG in the opening minute of the second period, 24 seconds after his called goal was overturned by video replay. Zac Rinaldo and Brandon Prust fought four seconds into the game. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves. Highlights --
Dec. 23, 2011 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves and Derek Stepan snapped a scoreless tie midway through the second period in NY's 4-2 home win. NY led 3-0 in the third period before Andrei Meszaros scored a PPG. Marc-Andre Bourdon fought Brandon Prust (
) and Tom Sestito fought Brian Boyle (
). Highlights --
Jan. 2, 2012 --
Mike Rupp had two goals and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves in NY's 3-2 win in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic played at Citizens Bank Park. Danny Briere was awarded a penalty shot with 19.6 but was stopped. Brad Richards scored the GWG 5:21 into the third period. The game was scoreless past the midway point of regulation. Brayden Schenn, his first NHL goal, and Claude Giroux scored 1:55 apart to give Philly a 2-0 lead but Rupp's first goal came 30 seconds later. Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves. Jaromir Jagr re-aggravated a left calf injury, played just 7:09 and missed the next two games. Scott Hartnell's 13 hits were the most by a Flyer since Chris Therien's 13 on March 12, 2002 (at Toronto). Highlights --
Feb. 5, 2012 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves and Artem Anisimov (1-2-3) had three points in NY's 5-2 home win. Brayden Schenn scored on a breakway eight seconds after he exited the penalty box to tie the game 1-1 (
) and which snapped Lundqvist's career-best shutout streak at 182:37. Marian Gaborik (1-1-2) gave NY a 2-1 lead with 5.1 seconds left in the second period. Michael Del Zotto scored the GWG 36 seconds after Wayne Simmons made it 2-2 0:57 into the third period. Ilya Bryzgalov made 33 saves. The Flyers had 40 PIMs, including 25 to Tom Sestito who was tossed for having three fighting majors in one game, and NY had 32 PIMs. Fights included Wayne Simmons-Stu Bickel (
), Sestito-Brandon Dubinsky (
), Sestito-Bickel (
) and Sestito-Brandon Prust (
). Highlights --
Feb 11, 2012 --
Ryan Callahan (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Marian Gaborik (1-3-4) scored four points in NY's 5-2 win in Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and Brad Richards (0-3-3) had three assists. NY was 3-for-7 on PPs and led 3-2 through two periods on three PPGs. The Flyers had 68 PIMs including four misconducts (Danny Briere, Tom Sestito (2) and Zac Rinaldo) while NY had 42 PIMs and two misconducts. Fights included Wayne Simmonds-Brian Boyle (
) and Rinaldo-Brandon Dubinsky (
) . Sestito had 24 PIMs and Rinaldo had 19 PIMs. Highlights --
Apr. 3, 2012 --
Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and Ryan McDonagh (1-1-2) had points on the first two goals in NY's 5-3 win in Philly. The victory gave NY a 6-0 series sweep. NY led 4-0 through the first period. NY was 3-for-6 on PPs while Philly went 1-for-8. Ilya Bryzgalov returned to action after missing the prior three games due to a foot injury. Philly held a 40-24 shots advantage including 27-13 over the last two periods. Zac Rinaldo and Brandon Prust fought (
). Jody Shelley decked Michael Rupp in a fight (
). Highlights --
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