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#10 -- Islanders at Flyers -- October 30, 2008 -- 7:00 PM (ET)


Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Wachovia Center


  • October 21, 1971 -- Los Angeles 7 at Philadelphia 0
  • February 25, 1973 -- Philadelphia 7 at California 0
  • November 4, 1973 -- Pittsburgh 0 at Philadelphia 7
  • October 16, 1977 -- St. Louis 0 at Philadelphia 7
  • May 1, 1980 -- Minnesota North Stars 0 at Philadelphia 7 (playoffs)
  • February 5, 1984 -- Toronto 0 at Philadelphia 7
  • March 19, 1988 -- Philadelphia 0 at Pittsburgh 7
  • December 8, 1990 -- Philadelphia 0 at Minnesota North Stars 7
  • February 25, 1995 -- Philadelphia 7 at Montreal 0
  • October 28, 2008 -- Philadelphia 7 at Atlanta Thrashers 0

  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 13 Glen Metropolit -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 18 Mike Richards -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 9 Scottie Upshall -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 14 Andreas Nodl
  • 32 Riley Cote -- 27 Steve Downie -- 45 Arron Asham

  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
  • 5 Braydon Coburn -- 47 Luca Sbisa
  • 26 Steve Eminger -- 41 Andrew Alberts
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen (possible healthy scratch).

  • 30 Antero Nittymaki
  • 43 Martin Biron (possible starter)

  • 2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on the long-term Injury List.
  • 6 Randy Jones (right hip surgery) is on the injured list and could miss about two months from early October.
  • 36 Darroll Powe (mild concussion) will not play tonight.
  • 48 Danny Briere (surgery, two small tears in abdomen) could miss about 3-4 weeks from late October.
  • 77 Ryan Parent (shoulder surgery) could miss 12-14 weeks (from early October) and is on the Injured List.
Flyers C Darroll Powe suffered a mild concussion Tuesday night in Atlanta when he was driven into the boards by Thrashers forward Jim Slater. Powe was hospitalized in Atlanta, where he underwent a CT Scan of his neck and head. Powe will not play tonight . . .
  • # Player/Height/Weight/DOB
  • 45 Arron Asham/5' 11"/205/Apr 13, 1978
  • 48 Danny Briere/5' 10"/179/Oct 6, 1977
  • 17 Jeff Carter/6' 3"/200/Jan 1, 1985
  • 32 Riley Cote/6' 1"/210/Mar 16, 1982
  • 27 Steve Downie/5' 11"/200/Apr 3, 1987
  • 12 Simon Gagne "A"/6' 0"/195/Feb 29, 1980
  • 19 Scott Hartnell/6' 2"/210/Apr 18, 1982
  • 22 Mike Knuble/6' 3"/230/Jul 4, 1972
  • 15 Joffrey Lupul/6' 1"/205/Sep 23, 1983
  • 13 Glen Metropolit/5' 10"/193/Jun 25, 1974
  • 14 Andreas Nodl/6' 1"/196/Feb 28, 1987
  • 36 Darroll Powe/5' 11"/210/Jun 22, 1985 (injured)
  • 18 Mike Richards "C"/5' 11"/195/Feb 11, 1985
  • 9 Scottie Upshall/6' 0"/197/Oct 7, 1983

  • # Player/Height/Weight/DOB/
  • 41 Andrew Alberts/6' 5"/218/Jun 30, 1981
  • 5 Braydon Coburn/6' 5"/220/Feb 27, 1985
  • 26 Steve Eminger/6' 2"/212/Oct 31, 1983
  • 2 Derian Hatcher/6' 5"/235/Jun 4, 1972
  • 6 Randy Jones/6' 2"/200/Jul 23, 1981
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen/6' 1"/190/Sep 18, 1981
  • 77 Ryan Parent/6' 2"/205/Mar 17, 1987
  • 47 Luca Sbisa/6' 2"/190/Jan 30, 1990
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A"/5' 10"/194/Mar 18, 1975
  • 23 Ossi Vaananen/6' 4"/215/Aug 18, 1980

  • # Player/Height/Weight/DOB/
  • 43 Martin Biron/6' 3"/163/Aug 15, 1977
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki/6' 1"/215/Jun 18, 1980

  • 20 Sean Bergenheim - 93 Doug Weight – 13 Bill Guerin
  • 21 Kyle Okposo - 51 Frans Nielsen – 7 Trent Hunter
  • 10 Richard Park - 45 Nate Thompson - 11 Andy Hilbert
  • Mitch Fritz (called up today) – 89 Mike Comrie - 16 Jon Sim
    15 Jeff Tambellini (healthy scratch)

  • 25 Andy Sutton - 2 Mark Streit
  • 14 Chris Campoli - 8 Bruno Gervais
  • 4 Brett Skinner - 17 Thomas Pock

  • 35 - Joey MacDonald (probable goalie)
  • 39 - Rick DiPietro
  • 34 - Yann Danis

  • G Rick DiPietro has an undisclosed lower-body injury unrelated to his previous physical problems.
  • D Freddy Meyer is unlikely to play tonight due to an abdominal strain.
  • D Brendan Witt will miss 3-4 weeks with a knee injury afetr a knee-on-knee collision against Dallas.
  • D Radek Martinek has a shoulder injury suffered Oct. 11 on a check into the rear boards by Blues F David Backes. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks from the time of the injury. He is on the Injured List.
  • D Andy Sutton underwent hand surgery on Oct. 2. He is expected to return to the lineup for tonight's game.
  • C Josh Bailey will be sidelined at least two-to-four weeks due to a groin/abdomen injury suffered in practice on Oct. 8. He has resumed skating on his own.
  • C Mike Sillinger also has resumed skating, but he’s still recuperating following February hip surgery. He is on the Injured List.

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 12 Josh Bailey 6' 1" 188 Oct 2, 1989 19 Oshawa, ON, CAN
  • 20 Sean Bergenheim 5' 11" 205 Feb 8, 1984 24 Helsinki, FIN
  • 89 Mike Comrie 5' 10" 185 Sep 11, 1980 28 Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • 13 Bill Guerin "C" 6' 2" 220 Nov 9, 1970 37 Worcester, MA, USA
  • 11 Andy Hilbert 5' 11" 194 Feb 6, 1981 27 Howell, MI, USA
  • 7 Trent Hunter 6' 3" 210 Jul 5, 1980 28 Red Deer, AB, CAN
  • 51 Frans Nielsen 5' 11" 172 Apr 24, 1984 24 Herning, DNK
  • 21 Kyle Okposo 6' 1" 200 Apr 16, 1988 20 St. Paul, MN, USA
  • 10 Richard Park 5' 11" 190 May 27, 1976 32 Seoul, KOR
  • 18 Mike Sillinger "A" ** 5' 11" 198 Jun 29, 1971 37 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 16 Jon Sim 5' 10" 195 Sep 29, 1977 31 New Glasgow, NS, CAN
  • 15 Jeff Tambellini 5' 11" 186 Apr 13, 1984 24 Calgary, AB, CAN
  • 45 Nate Thompson 6' 0" 207 Oct 5, 1984 24 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 93 Doug Weight 5' 11" 196 Jan 21, 1971 37 Detroit, MI, USA

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 14 Chris Campoli 6' 0" 190 Jul 9, 1984 24 Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • 8 Bruno Gervais 6' 0" 188 Oct 3, 1984 24 Longueuil, QC, CAN
  • 24 Radek Martinek ** 6' 1" 210 Aug 31, 1976 32 Havlicko Brod, CZE
  • 44 Freddy Meyer 5' 10" 192 Jan 4, 1981 27 Sanbornville, NH, USA
  • 17 Thomas Pock 6' 1" 210 Dec 2, 1981 26 Klagenfurt, AUT
  • 2 Mark Streit 6' 0" 197 Dec 11, 1977 30 Englisberg, CHE
  • 25 Andy Sutton 6' 6" 245 Mar 10, 1975 33 Kingston, ON, CAN
  • 32 Brendan Witt "A" ** 6' 2" 223 Feb 20, 1975 33 Humboldt, SK, CAN

  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 39 Rick DiPietro 6' 1" 210 Sep 19, 1981 27 Winthrop, MA, USA
  • 35 Joey MacDonald 6' 0" 197 Feb 7, 1980 28 Pictou, NS, CAN


Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers went 7-1-0-0 last season against the Islanders.
  • The Flyers regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 103-84-26-4.
  • At Philadelphia, the Flyers W-L-T-OTL record is 62-32-11-2.
  • At the NYI, the Flyers W-L-T-OTL record is 41-52-15-2.
  • The Flyers are 14-11 in 25 PO games (10-4 at home, 4-7 away) and won series in 1975, 1985 and 1987 and lost in the 1980 Finals.

  • November 22, 1972 -- In the first matchup, the Flyers fired 60 shots against Billy Smith (55 saves) and scored four third period goals in a 5-3 victory. The Isles scored three consecutive goals in the latter half of the second period and led 3-1 after two periods despite being outshot 41-18. Bill Clement netted the GWG with 5:26 to play in a period that saw the Flyers outshoot NY 19-6 and scored four goals in about 10 minutes.
  • December 16, 1972 -- The teams met at NY for the first time and the Flyers edged the Islanders 2-1. Michel Belhumeur lost a shutout bid in the final minute. Philly outshot NY 5-3 in the first period and 30-19 in the game. There were three separate fights in the game: Bill Flett-Billy Smith and two with Dave Schultz-Brian Spencer.
  • February 13, 1973 -- Rick MacLeish scored the fastest four goals in team history -- in 19:47 -- as the Flyers battered the Islanders with five second period goals in under eight minutes in an 8-2 victory. MacLeish (four points in the game) scored three times in the second period, including his first two in 27 seconds to tie the game, and one in the third period. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after one period then scored the last eight goals of the game and outshot NY 44-23.
  • March 5, 1973 -- The Islanders traded Terry Crisp to the Flyers for Jean Potvin.
  • March 24, 1973 -- The Islanders beat the Flyers for the first time, in the fourth meeting, 3-2 at NY. Ed Westfall scored the lone third period tally.
  • March 31, 1973 -- The Flyers battered the Islanders 10-2 and tied an NHL record for most goals in a period with eight second period goals. It was the fourth time in League history that a team scored eight goals in a period. Rick MacLeish (goals 48 and 49 for his season) and Don Saleski scored twice. The Flyers led 10-0 late in the second period.
  • October 13, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 23 saves and the Flyers trounced the Islanders 6-0 in NY. Parent recorded consecutive shutouts in his first two NHL games upon returning from the World Hockey Association.
  • December 1, 1973 -- Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period of a 2-1 road win.
  • December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves and the Flyers ripped the Islanders 4-0.
  • April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254.
  • November 3, 1974 -- Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. He added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
  • November 5, 1974 -- Billy Harris scored with 34 seconds to play and the Islanders tied the Flyers 4-4. The Flyers entered the game with seven straight wins and a 10-1-0 all-time record against the NYI. Andre Dupont had two assists and 31 PIMs including a fight with Billy Smith and as third man in an altercation between Garry Howatt and Bobby Clarke with 1:13 to play and the Flyers having just taken a 4-3 lead. NY's first three goals came via the PP.
  • December 8, 1974 -- Orest Kindrachuk's second goal of the game came with about eight minutes to play and Philadelphia skated to a 3-2 home win. The Flyers outshot NY 35-13. In the first period, which saw the Flyers out-shoot NY 15-3, Dave Schultz beat Denis Potvin in a fight and with the duo in the box and the Flyers on a PP, Bobby Clarke gave Philly a 1-0 lead; thirty-eight seconds later Kindrachuk made it 2-0. Jean and Denis Potvin both scored in the middle period and the game was knotted at 2-2 after 40 minutes.


  • January 9, 1975 -- The Islanders won in Philadelphia for the first time in a regular season game, 3-1, snapping the Flyers 7-0-0 perfect mark.
  • April 5, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's team-record (later tied by Eric Lindros) for consecutive games with a point ended at 18 in the 4-1 win at the NYI.
  • April 29, 1975 -- In Game 1 of the Semis, Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and assisted on the first goal in a 4-0 win. Bernie Parent suffered a severe bruise to the right knee in pregame warmups on a shot by teammate Gary Dornhoefer and he missed the first two games of the series. The scoring opened up on a Don Saleski 75-foot goal. Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Stephenson.
  • May 1, 1975 -- In Game 2, Bobby Clarke's disputed goal 2:56 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 win and a 2-0 series lead. Goalie Billy Smith blocked Ross Lonsberry's shot and the rebound went off Clarke's skate. The Islanders claimed that Clarke kicked the puck into the goal. Philly once led 4-1 and had a 4-2 lead in the late stages of the third period but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. MacLeish had three assists for Philly. Denis Potvin (four points) and J.P. Parise each scored twice for NY; one of Parise's goals was also controversial due to a bounce/kick off the skate. Goalies: Smith vs. Wayne Stephenson.
  • May 4, 1975 -- In Game 3, Reggie Leach scored thirty seconds into the third period on a 4-on-4 and Bernie Parent, in his first appearance this series due to a knee injury, stopped 14 shots in Philly's 1-0 triumph. The Flyers frustrated the Islanders all evening and held them to just three shots in the third period and a 32-14 advantage in the game. The Flyers' undefeated streak reached 21 games (19-0-2) since their last loss on March 8, 1975. Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Parent.
  • May 7, 1975 -- In Game 4, Jude Drouin scored 1:53 into OT to give the NYI a 4-3 home victory. Reggie Leach's potential series-ending goal was disqualified by referee Dave Newell as he ruled that the red light came on before the green light and thus the series continued. In the first period, Bill Barber was stopped on a penalty shot -- the sixth attempt by any player in NHL PO history. Bob Nystrom interceded when Ed Van Impe-Garry Howatt got roughing minors and was subsequently tossed as third man in for fighting Van Impe. In the second period, Dave Schultz pummeled Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Orest Kindrachuk and others entered the fray. Schultz served his penalty in the dressing room because the Islanders' crowd was so unruly. The Isles led 3-0 with about 23 minutes left in regulation but the Flyers scored three times, including a pair from Rick MacLeish. Goalies: Chico Resch (36 saves) vs. Bernie Parent (24 saves).
  • May 8, 1975 -- In Game 5, Chico Resch made 28 saves and five different players scored in the Islanders 5-1 win in Philadelphia. NY was outshot 17-6 in the middle period but scored the only two goals. In the last minute, Clark Gillies beat Dave Schultz in a fight and Moose Dupont stepped in and was ejected as third man. Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
  • May 11, 1975 -- In Game 6, Gerry Hart's third period tally snapped a 1-1 tie and Chico Resch made 28 saves as the Islanders scored a 2-1 victory in a late afternoon affair in NY. Denis Potvin's 50-foot PPG with 3:45 remaining in the second period tied the score. It marked the second consecutive series that NY recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send it to a seventh game, the previous round was against Pittsburgh. When asked about Game 7 in the Spectrum, Resch said "I don't think hell can be worse than what it will be in there." Goalies: Resch vs. Bernie Parent.
  • May 13, 1975 -- In Game 7, Kate Smith came to the rescue singing "God Bless America" live at the Spectrum (the third of four times). Rick MacLeish scored a hat trick and the Flyers outshot NY 35-15 to win (Goalies: Chico Resch vs. Bernie Parent). Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds into the match and MacLeish scored on a PP about two minutes later. After the Isles scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish again tallied on the PP to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. MacLeish finished with 10 points (6-4-10) in the series. Smith's appearance was the third of four live performances in her career. When she concluded, Eddie Westfall of the Islanders presented her with flowers and kissed her while the bulk of the Islanders' squad shook her hand.
  • November 8, 1975 -- The Islanders edged the Flyers 4-3 in Philadelphia, snapping Philadelphia's 22-game unbeaten streak in regular season games at home which began the previous season. The Flyers outshot NY 34-20 including 30-11 over the last two periods and 16-3 in the third period; however, NY held a 2-1 goals edge in the second and the teams split goals in the third. Garry Howatt and Dave Schultz fought each other twice in the game. The Flyers started the 1975-76 season with a 9-2-4 overall record and their only losses were to the Islanders (one home and one away). The Flyers went 36-2-2 at home that season (other home loss was December 28 to Boston).
  • December 30, 1975 -- The NYI broke open a tight game with three third period goals to win 6-2. Bob Nystrom snapped a 2-2 late second period tie and added two more in the third period. The NYI outshot Philly 22-9 in the first period and led 2-0. At 13:43 of the first period and the Islanders up 1-0, referee Bruce Hood tossed Bill Barber for arguing an interference call to Joe Watson and Barber accumulated 22 (had 104 all season) PIMs for delay of game, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct; Dave Schultz (minor and misconduct) was the third Flyer penalized on the play (36 PIMs to the Flyers, zero for the Islanders). A little more than a minute later, with Andre Dupont also in the box, the Islanders scored on a 5-on-3 to make it 2-0. Billy Harris had 2 PPGs in the game for NY. Rick MacLeish scored two PPGs in under three minutes in the second period.
  • January 4, 1976 -- Don Saleski tied the scored with 2:35 to play and Reggie Leach scored the go-ahead goal 20 seconds later in a 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers did not lose on home ice the rest of the regular season; this victory began a 20-game home win streak. Leach and Bobby Clarke scored twice and Bill Barber had three assists. NY led 2-0 on a pair of PPGs 12:28 into the first period. The game was tioed 2-2 after 40 minutes but the Isles regained the lead early in the third before the Flyers scored three times in the final 2:35.
  • October 7, 1976 -- In the season opener, Glenn Resch shutout the Flyers 3-0. It was the Flyers' first regular season home loss covering the last 21 games.
  • November 28, 1976 -- The Flyers held NY to just nine shots covering the last two periods in a 5-3 home win that ended with Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Nystrom exchanging pleasantries.
  • November 12, 1977 -- The Flyers scored twice in the third period to tie the Islanders 2-2 in NY.
  • November 17, 1977 -- Bryan Trottier (2-1-3) scored with 10 seconds to play in a 4-4 tie at the Spectrum. NY led 3-0 after two periods but the Flyers scored the next four to take a lead when Bill Barber (1-2-3) scored on the PP with 3:20 remaining. Mike Bossy and Trottier each scored twice for NY. The Flyers took 41 shots, 33 of which came in the last 30 minutes. Garry Howatt suffered a broken wrist during a fight with Gary Dornhoefer in which Andre Dupont was tossed as third man; Dornhoefer, too, was ejected, as he made contact with a linesman during the battle.
  • March 20, 1978 -- Rick MacLeish scored on a penalty shot against Billy Smith in the game's early moments and the team cruised to a 4-2 victory.
  • November 18, 1978 -- Moose Dupont had nine shots for the Flyers in an 8-2 loss.
  • February 1, 1979 -- Pat Quinn made his Flyers' head coaching debut, a 4-1 loss at home. NY scored three third period goals in the 4-1 win. The Flyers were now 0-4-5 in their last nine games, however, the team lost just seven times in the remaining 29 contests.
  • April 7, 1979 -- Mike Bossy (4-0-4) scored four times, his last goal being his 67th of the season, in the Islanders' 9-2 blowout win in NY. Wayne Merrick (1-3-4) and Bobby Nystrom (1-3-4) also added four points. The Islanders had 27 individual points on their nine goals. NY scored three times in each period.
  • October 11, 1979 -- Bernie Parent became the first goalie to have his number retired prior to the game as the Flyers recorded a 5-2 win. Rick MacLeish scored in the first priod and then the Flyers added three more in a span of 1:41 in the second including a goal by Brian Propp on his first shot in his NHL debut Phil Myre made 32 saves in the game. Mel Bridgman debuted as team captain since NHL rules prohibited player coaches (Bobby Clarke) from being captain as well. Philly was 2-7-5 in the previous 14 games against the Islanders.
  • November 10, 1979 -- Bill Barber scored twice and the Flyers recorded a 5-2 road victory, their first at the Islanders since April 5, 1975 ending a 13-game winless (0-9-4) streak. Philly took a 4-0 lead in the third period which led Islanders' fans to chant "Refund!" The Isles quickly scored twice, in 24 seconds, to cut their deficit to 4-2 early in the third; however Bobby Clarke scored about a minute later to seal the win.


  • March 6, 1980 -- NY won 5-2 at Philly by scoring three third period goals; the game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. Chico Resch made 30 saves.
  • March 25, 1980 -- NY won 5-2 at home, by scoring three third period goals; the game was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. Chico Resch made 36 saves for NY.
  • May 13, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Denis Potvin's OT goal with one second left on a PP gave the Islanders a 4-3 win. The controversial ending was a result of a very rare penalty called in OT, something referees usually shunned at the time but not Andy van Hellemond in this instance. The Islanders tied the score with 3:42 left in third also on the PP and had three PPGs in the game. Pete Peeters made 32 saves.
  • May 15, 1980 -- In Game 2, Paul Holmgren became the first US born player to score three goals in a Stanley Cup Finals' game in the Flyers 8-3 victory. Bobby Clarke had four (1-3-4) points, Bob Dailey added three assists and Pete Peeters made 20 saves. The Islanders scored three PPGs.
  • May 17, 1980 -- In Game 3, the Flyers inserted goalie Phil Myre into the starting role, the Isles went 5-for-5 on the PP and added one SHG, raced to a 6-0 lead and won 6-2. The Islanders had 11 PPGs in the first three contests.
  • May 19, 1980 -- In Game 4, Billy Smith made 34 saves and Bobby Nystrom and Clark Gilles (1-2-3) added late third period insurance goals in the Islanders' 5-2 win. Paul Holmgren and Jimmy Watson both did not play in the game. The NYI had their 12th PPG in the series.
  • May 22, 1980 -- In Game 5, Pete Peeters made 35 saves and Mike Busniuk's goal in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie as the Flyers defeated the NYI, 6-3. Ken Linseman added three assists. The Isles had two more PPGs giving them 14 in the series.
  • May 24, 1980 -- In Game 6, Bobby Nystrom's OT goal at the 7:11 mark gave the Islanders their first Cup, 5-4. The Flyers entered the third period down 4-2 but Bob Dailey and John Paddock scored third period goals. A damaging no call by linesman Leon Stickle on an obvious offside cost the Flyers. After tthe game, Stickle was quoted as saying "I guess I blew it. Maybe I was too close to the play," The Islanders added two more PPGs giving them 16 in the 6-game series. It was the last hockey game broadcast (national) on American TV in almost 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjMIWkXHSM
  • October 23, 1980 -- The teams met in the regular season for the first time since the 1980 Finals and the Flyers prevailed 4-2 in the Spectrum. The GWG was scored by Brian Propp at 7:11 of the third period, the same time Bobby Nystrom scored in the OT of Game 6 of the 1980 Finals. As the Flyers celebrated the goal, an altercation ensued as Islanders' goalie Billy Smith (5 minutes) speared Paul Holmgren (2 minutes) and Gord Lane of NY was tossed as third man in. After the game, Smith called Holmgren "a villain" and then challenged referee Dave Newell by calling him "too scared." Smith said "Sure, I deserved the spearing penalty but when they call the other penalties, I will stop the cheap stuff. There's only one thing left, keep on slashing and retaliating till someone gets hurt or they wise up."
  • October 25, 1980 -- The Flyers prevailed 3-1 in NY. Gary Morrison scored the only goal of his NHL career early in the third period and it proved to be the game-winner. Chico Resch of NY left the game around the 33-minute mark due to a knee injury which was expected to keep him out for up to six weeks. Behn Wilson defeated Clark Gilles in a fight.
  • September 24, 1981 -- Islanders' head coach Al Arbour missed the game with the flu, assistant Lorne Henning replaced him behind the bench, for this preseason game won by the Flyers 5-2 at Nassau Coliseum.
  • November 15, 1981 -- The Flyers staged a nice comeback with a 5-4 win at home. The Islanders totally dominated the first period 12-4 on shots and led 3-0 5:48 into the game but the Flyers rallied for three straight second period goals to even the score before NY took a 4-3 lead after two. Brian Propp and Ron Flockhart (1-2-3), however, scored in the third period to sink the Islanders.
  • January 7, 1982 -- Clark Gilles' goal with 13 seconds left gave NY a 5-4 win in Philly. Bryan Trottier had (3-2-5) five points. The Flyers led 3-0 midway through the game and 4-2 with about 14 minutes remaining then Trottier scored two consecutive goals to complete a hat trick.
  • February 13, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier (5-0-5) scored five consecutive goals for the Islanders (interrupted by two Flyers' goals) and Mike Bossy (0-5-5) assisted on each score in the Islanders' 8-2 victory.
  • February 18, 1982 -- The Islanders won 7-4 in Philly, including two ENGs. John Tonelli (2-2-4), Mike Bossy (1-3-4) and Brent Sutter (2-0-2) led NY. The Flyers out-scored NY 4-3 in the second period, including three goals in 2:20 to take a 3-1 lead. Tonelli scored the GWG in the third period where NY out-scored Philly 3-0.
  • April 1, 1982 -- With Anders Kallur off for an illegal stick, Darryl Sittler scored the tying goal with 30 seconds to play in a 3-3 tie which ended a 5-game losing skid to the NYI.
  • April 3, 1982 -- Bryan Trottier scored his 50th goal and Mike Bossy his 64th in NY's 6-3 home win. The Islanders outshot Philly 40-39.
  • November 6, 1982 -- Bill Barber's goal with two seconds left in the second period tied the game at 3-3 and the Flyers dominated the third period (3-0 goals, 14-7 shots) en route to a 6-3 victory. The win ended a 0-6-1 skid to the Islanders. Paul Holmgren netted the game winner in the opening minute of the third period.
  • December 18, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored a PPG with 5:38 left in a 4-4 tie at NY. Darryl Sittler had three points. The Islanders scored three straight goals in the third period to take a 4-3 lead including the last two within 45 seconds.
  • January 22, 1983 -- 24-year old rookie Bob Froese stopped all 31 shots and Darryl Sittler scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win at the NYI. The Flyers improved to 13-1-1 in their last 15 games. This was Froese's second shutout and fifth win in his first five NHL games.
  • February 27, 1983 -- Bob Froese stopped all 17 NYI shots and Darryl Sittler and Miroslav Dvorak each had two points in the 2-0 win. It was Froese's 16th NHL start and decision (14-1-1 record) and his fifth shutout (2 against the NYI and one each against the NYR, NJD and LAK). After the game, Isles' President and GM said "Take one look at this (Islanders) team and tell me one area we don't need help. If I was going to trade anyone on this team, I'd have to trade all 20 players."
  • March 19, 1983 -- Mats Hallin (7 goals all season) had a hat trick on three shots in the NYI 9-2 home win. Denis Potvin had four assists. Philly outshot NY 42-37. Bob Froese played the entire game.
  • April 3, 1983 -- The Flyers ended the regular season with the NHL's second best record (four behind Boston) after a 4-2 home victory. Brian Propp scored twice and the Flyers outshot NY 45-31.
  • October 15, 1983 -- Philly beat the Islanders 5-1 in NY but lost forward Lindsay Carson with a broken arm when he was hit by Bobby Nystrom who said afterwards "I feel bad for him but I was going to check him and he turned around. I couldn't understand why he was turning." Carson played in just 16 games that season. Bob Froese made 31 saves for the Flyers.
  • October 30, 1983 -- Rollie Melanson made 42 saves in a 6-2 win for NY in Philadelphia. Brent Sutter (2-1-3) scored twice.
  • January 21, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored his first career hat trick, including two third period breakaways off Billy Smith, and the Flyers rolled 7-1.
  • February 26, 1984 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-3 home win when Mark Howe and Len Hachborn (1-2-3) scored PPGs in the third period after NY evened the game 3-3. Philly outshot NY 46-30. Tim Kerr scored twice.


  • February 5, 1985 -- The Islanders won 7-5 at home as Mike Bossy (1-4-5) had five points including an assist on the late second period GWG. John Tonelli had four points. Bossy became the first player in NHL history to score 40+ goals in eight straight seasons. Ilkka Sinisalo had three goals and one assist for the Flyers and a fourth goal was waived off by the referee who determined that Sinisalo kicked the puck. NY led 4-1 after one but the Flyers evened the game 5-5 in the second period. Dave Langevin had a horrible second period: three times, the Flyers scored on his giveaways in his defensive zone; the fourth goal was scored when he was in the box. Flyers' goalie Darren Jensen made his NHL debut and gave up all seven goals in his only NHL appearance of the season; Pelle Lindbergh started the prior 24 games. A blizzard kept many fans at home for the game.
  • March 5, 1985 -- Brian Propp (3-1-4) scored a hat trick and assisted on Dave Poulin's GWG 2:18 into OT in a 5-4 win. Propp added 10 shots on goal. Lindsay Carson gave Philly a 4-3 with 1:35 to play but Mike Bossy evened the game with 57 seconds remaining to send the game to OT. Bossy scored his 50th and 51st goals in the game and contributed 11 shots on goal.
  • April 4, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 34 saves and the Flyers scored all three goals in less than a 14 minute span in a 3-0 win.
  • April 18, 1985 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Pelle Lindbergh stopped 22 shots and Brian Propp and Rick Tocchet each had two points in a 3-0 home win. The real story of the game was the Flyers' impenetrable four-man defense of Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Brad Marsh and Doug Crossman as they constantly blocked, frustrated and cleared anything in their zone. The foursome played much of the game as the Flyers shortened their bench. At the 1:23 mark of the opening period, McCrimmon was called for a five minute major but Bryan Trottier picked up a minor for slashing 13 seconds later and the Flyers allowed just one shot during McCrimmon's violation. After two periods, the Flyers outshot NY 30-15 and held a 2-0 lead.
  • April 21, 1985 -- In Game 2, Brian Propp had a natural hat trick in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Tim Kerr had three first period assists (1-3-4 in the game). Propp's hat trick made the score 4-0. In the first 11:05 of the game, NY outshot Philly 12-4 but trailed 2-0, a lead that was extended to 3-0 after one period. With the win, the Flyers improved to 36-4-4 at home for the 1984-85 regular season and playoffs (they finished at 40-6-4).
  • April 23, 1985 -- In Game 3, Pelle Lindbergh made 36 saves, including a staggering 25 stops in the second period, in the 5-3 win at NY. The Islanders' 27 shots set a team-record and also tied for the most ever against the Flyers in a PO period. A key moment in the game was when Brian Propp, while on the PK, stripped Clark Gillies of the puck and drilled a 15-footer past Billy Smith to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead in the middle period; the Islanders did score 31 seconds later while on the same PP. Kelly Hrudey replaced Billy Smith after the second period with the Flyers up 4-3 but Philly's defense smothered NY and held them to just four shots. The Islanders had nine minors (Philly had five) in the first period and were short for 7:34 in the first. Ron Sutter (1-2-3) led Philly's offense. After the game, Islanders' forward Bob Bourne said "I have never seen a team play with so much confidence, not even the great Montreal teams."
  • April 25, 1985 -- In Game 4, the desperate Islanders started Kelly Hrudey and recorded a 6-2 win. The remarkable run for the Flyers -- 11 straight wins and a 22-1 record in their last 23 games (R/S and PO combined)-- came to a halt. Pelle Lindbergh gave up four goals on 12 shots and was replaced by Bob Froese midway through the game. Among NY's goals was one by Mike Bossy which tied the NHL record for PO goals in a career (82, Maurice Richard).
  • April 28, 1985 -- In Game 5, Pelle Lindbergh registered his third shutout against the NYI this month as stopped 25 shots and Ilkka Sinisalo tallied the game's only goal in a 1-0 series-clinching victory. Sinisalo's goal came as Peter Zezel made contact with goalie Kelly Hrudey, who made 37 saves, and while some Isles complained Hrudey said "It was borderline..." The Islanders, the Stanley Cup Finalists the last five seasons, were eliminated in five games. Head Coach Mike Keenan said afterwards "When you play a heavyweight, you have to knock them out." The Flyers defense, led by Mark Howe, Brad McCrimmon, Doug Crossman and Brad Marsh, were powerful factors throughout the series in their own zone; they also contributed 17 of 38 shots in this game. Marsh said afterwards "It is an honor to beat the Islanders." Mike Bossy of NY said "I don't think they can win the Cup." And when asked by assembled media, he continued "I don't feel like telling you why."
  • November 17, 1985 -- In one of the most inspiring wins in team history, just days after Pelle Lindbergh's death, the Flyers overcame a 4-1 deficit and edged NY 5-4 in OT for a team record 13th straight win. Murray Craven's GWG fooled Billy Smith 3:52 into OT. NY led 2-0 6:22 into the game and stretched the lead in the second period, where Tim Kerr had two PPGs to reduce the deficits to 3-1 and 4-2 -- the second goal coming with under five to play in the period. In the third period, Pelle Eklund's PPG made it 4-3 and then Dave Poulin scored with 3:25 remaining in regulation. Darren Jensen made 29 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on the PP.
  • November 19, 1985 -- With emotions riding high from the previous game, the Flyers, two wins away from the Isles' NHL record for consecutive victories, were defeated 8-6. New York held comfortable leads of 5-1 and 6-2 but the Flyers closed the gap to 7-6 before an ENG with one second left sealed the Islanders win. Doug Crossman had four assists in the loss while Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy each had five points (2-3-5) in the win.
  • January 21, 1986 -- Mike Bossy (2-3-5) and Bryan Trottier (1-4-5) each had five points in the Isles' 7-3 home victory. Denis Potvin scored his 270th goal which tied Bobby Orr's NHL record for goals by a defenseman.
  • January 30, 1986 -- NY led 5-0 16:42 into the game and 7-3 after two periods en route to an 8-4 home win. The Islanders had 20 first period shots. They beat Philly for the fourth straight time, out-scoring them 27-16.
  • February 13, 1986 -- The Flyers ended their recent skid to NY with a 6-3 home win, rallying from a 2-0 deficit after one period. The Flyers led 3-2 after the second period but NY tied the score in the third; Philly's Tim Kerr (2-0-2), who returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with the flu, got the GWG on the PP. Ron Sutter recorded three assists. After the game, Billy Smith criticized Andy van Hellemond in the defeat and vowed to take his complaints to NHL administrator Scotty Morrison.
  • December 18, 1986 -- Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks in the Flyers' 9-4 triumph in the spectrum. The Flyers scored nine goals on 24 attempts, Poulin and Kerr each took six shots. Philly led 3-0 at 6:04 and 4-2 after 20 minutes. Billy Smith gave up six goals at the 25:24 mark and was replaced. NY had 38 shots on Ron Hextall. Priior to the game, the Flyers traded Bob Froese to the NY rangers for Kjell Samuellson and a pick (used to take Patrik Juhlin). Dave Brown collected 24 PIMs.
  • April 5, 1987 -- NY scored the game's last six goals, including 4-0 in the third period, in a 9-5 win in Philadelphia. Brian Propp had a hat trick for the Flyers and the team led 2-0 at the 6:27 on his goals. The Flyers led 5-3 about 23 minutes into the game. Mikko Makela (2-2-4) and Bryan Trottier (0-4-4, +4) led the Islanders. Ron Hextall surrendered all nine goals.
  • April 20, 1987 -- In Game 1, Tim Kerr scored a hat trick in a 4-2 win. In the wee hours of the previous morning, the Islanders eliminated the Washington Capitals in a 4-OT Game 7 epic. The Flyers took advantage by scoring three first period goals on their first 10 shots. Kelly Hrudey was replaced by Billy Smith after 20 minutes. Kerr then completed his hat trick when he made the score 4-0 in the second period. Two of Kerr's goals came via the PP. The game was never in doubt as the Islanders finished the scoring with 12 seconds remaining.
  • April 22, 1987 -- In Game 2, Mikko Makela's PPG with three seconds left in regulation tied the series at 1-1. The Flyers were called for too many men on the ice with 48 seconds to play setting up Makela's snap shot in the right faceoff circle. Denis Potvin, who returned to the lineup after missing the previous four games with a back strain, tied the score with a PPG at the 7:57 mark. Doug Crossman broke a scoreless tie 5:53 into the third to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Kelly Hrudey made 40 saves for NY. The Flyers outshot NY 41-27, including 17-7 in the final period; the Flyers held a 15-2 shot advantage at one point in the third.
  • April 24, 1987 -- In Game 3, Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 23 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 road win. Al Hill, Brian Propp and Howe all scored second period goals to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Brent Sutter returned to the lineup for NY after missing 20 games with a groin injury, afterwards he said "We played terrible."
  • April 26, 1987 -- In Game 4, Tim Kerr had two goals and an assist in a 6:40 span in the second period and the Flyers overcame three one goal deficits to win 6-4. Injury replacements Al Hill and Tim Tookey netted goals as well.
  • April 28, 1987 -- In Game 5, Randy Wood was awarded the eventual GWG in the early third period goal in NY's 2-1 victory. Both Islanders' goals were fluky. The first goal came whe Ron Hextall's skate caught a rut and the second came as a bouncing puck hit Derrick Smith in the pants and redirected into the net.
  • April 30, 1987 -- In Game 6, Bryan Trottier had three points and Bob Bassen scored a key mid-third period goal in the Islanders 4-2 win. Tim Kerr (8-5-13 in 12 games) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the game and missed the remainder of the playoffs.
  • May 2, 1987 -- In Game 7, Philly defeated the Islanders as Dave Poulin, who didn't play in this series until this game due to broken ribs suffered in the previous series, donned a flak jacket and performed admirably assisting on two first period goals in a convincing 5-1 victory. Dave Brown opened the scoring and then Brian Propp and Brad Marsh scored SHGs 44 seconds apart. Ilkka Sinisalo added a pair of third period goals to secure the victory. Ron Hextall was 57 seconds away from a series ending shutout.
  • October 15, 1987 -- Kelly Hrudey made 31 saves and the Islanders beat the Flyers 6-0 in the Spectrum. NY led 2-0 at the 1:19 mark. Alan Kerr and Pat LaFontaine each scored twice and had three points for NY.
  • October 17, 1987 -- In NY's home opener, Brian Dobbin netted the GWG with 22 seconds to play in Philly's 4-3 victory. NY was 12-1-0 in their last 13 home openers.
  • November 21, 1987 -- Trailing 4-1 after two periods, the Islanders rallied in impressive style with five third period goals (14-2 in shots) in their 6-4 win.
  • November 28, 1997 -- The Flyers joined the ranks of teams wearing third jerseys as the now familiar black was debuted in a 4-1 win. John LeClair and Chris Gratton each scored twice. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods, LeClair's second tally of the game was the decisive goal with under 14 minutes left in regulation.
  • December 19, 1987 -- Mark Howe scored the lone third period goal in a 5-4 win. The teams split six first period goals and two second period goals. Scotty Mellanby had three points (2-1-3) in the first period.
  • October 27, 1988 -- The Flyers scored four PPGs in a 5-2 win marred by Rick Tocchet's attempt to injure match penalty when he bruised Dean Chynoweth's eyeball during a fight. Tocchet was eventually suspended for 10 games. Chynoweth did not play the rest of the season, while sidelined, after being diagnosed with a medical condition called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
  • January 29, 1989 -- The Flyers scored four consecutive first period goals en route to a 7-4 home win. Brian Propp (2-2-4) scored twice in the first period. Rick Tocchet had three points. Philadelphia led 4-2 after one period and then scored twice in 21 seconds in the opening 1:01 of the second period to extend the lead to 6-2. Dave Brown crushed Marc Bergevin with five straight lefts in a lopsided fight midway in the game. Philly led 7-2 in the third.
  • February 19, 1989 -- The Isles had 43 shots against Ron Hextall in a 3-2 win at NY. The Flyers were 7-1-0 in their last eight regular season visits at NY.
  • February 20, 1989 -- Several bouts just nine seconds into the game: Craig Berube-Brad Dalgarno, Al Secord-Alan Kerr, Rick Tocchet-Gerald Diduck (Tocchet won handily) and Kjell Samuelsson-Dale Henry. The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and skated to a 5-4 win. Philly led 5-3 after two periods and the Islanders scored in the final minute to make it a 5-4 final. The Flyers halted a 1-5-0 skid in their last six games.
  • March 9, 1989 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 OT tie at NY. There were seven goals scored in the second period including Tim Kerr's PP tally with four seconds to play. The teams collected five PPGs, three by Philly. Each team had 38 shots.
  • November 5, 1989 -- Gord Murphy scored the only goal in the third period in Philly's 3-2 home win. Pete Peeters left the game in the second period after being hit by the Islanders' Alan Kerr and was replaced by fourth-string goalie Bruce Hoffort who stopped all seven shots he face in 24:56. The Flyers outshot NY 47-27 including 19-5 in the last period. Mark Fitzpatrick made 44 saves. It was the third straight game a Flyers' goalie was replaced because of an injury. Regular goalies Ron Hextall and Ken Wregget suffered injuries in the prior two games and were both replaced by Peeters.
  • November 14, 1989 -- Jay Wells' third period goal snapped a 4-4 tie and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) scored twice in Philly's 5-4 road win. Ron Hextall played his first complete game since the 1989 playoffs after serving a 12-game suspension (retaliation against Chris Chelios) and then injuring his groin November 4 in his first appearance of the season. Hextall suffered through more injuries, including a pulled hamstring the next day at practice, and this would be his last appearance until February 18, 1990 which was also against the NYI. Don Biggs (one of two goals in his NHL career) gave Philly as 1-0 lead.

  • February 18, 1990 -- Kjell Samuelsson had the GWG, what he believed to be his first in the NHL and Ron Hextall won for the 100th time as he made 33 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. It was Hextall's first game since November 14, 1989 and just his third of the season. He was injured (hamstring) in a practice November 15 and then while on injury rehab in the AHL he suffered a torn right groin December 14, 1989.
  • March 15, 1990 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored with 31 seconds to play to complete a Flyers' rally in a 5-4 win. Philly trailed 4-3 after a pair of third period goals by NY but Keith Acton evened the game 4-4 to set up Sinisalo's dramatics. Tim Kerr (0-4-4) assisted on the last four Flyers' goals.
  • October 27, 1990 -- Ron Hextall suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the second period and he did not return until December 9, 1990. The NYI went 4-for-9 on the PP and won 5-2 backed by the goaltending of George Maneluk. The goalie recorded a 1-1 lifetime mark in four NHL appearances.
  • November 25, 1990 -- Prior to the Flyers' 4-1 win, the team honored legendary coach Fred Shero and former player Wayne Hillman who both passed away in recent days. Gord Murphy scored twice in the win.
  • November 27, 1990 -- With (only) Ken Baumgartner penalized for a five-minute major, Philly broke open a scoreless tie in the second period by scoring three PPGs, including a pair by Pelle Eklund within 65 seconds of each other, en route to a 5-1 win at NY. Craig Berube picked up a goal and an assist in the first five minutes of the third period. Pete Peeters lost a shutout bid in the last five minutes of the game. Scott Mellanby beat Joe Reekie in a fight late in the third.
  • February 23-24, 1991 -- The Flyers swept the home-and home series with a 5-3 away win and 4-3 home victory.
  • December 19, 1991 -- Defenseman Steve Duchesne registered a hat trick in the Flyers' 6-2 win at NY.
  • January 12, 1992 -- Philadelphia led 4-0 after one period and hung on for a 4-3 victory. Derek King scored two goals in the game's final 2:29.
  • February 1, 1992 -- The Isles' Derek King scored a PPG with 1:06 to play in a 5-5 tie. The Flyers scored three third period goals to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead. Claude Boivin scored the first two goals of his NHL career for Philly. Prior to the game, Denis Potvin's number 5 was retired by the Islanders.
  • November 12, 1992 -- Mark Recchi's six points (2-4-6) led Philly to an 8-5 victory. Brent Fedyk (1-3-4) and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) contributed.
  • November 28, 1992 -- Pierre Turgeon (2-1-3) scored two PPGs to give NY a 2-0 lead and they skated to a 9-3 victory. Goalie Stephane Beauregard gave up all nine goals. Kevin Dineen and Darius Kasparaitis were tossed 6:1 into the first period as part of a brawl.
  • January 23, 1993 -- NY defeated Philly 8-4 by scoring the last four goals of the game after blowing a 4-1 lead. The teams combined for seven PPGs.
  • October 22, 1993 -- The Flyers beat former teammate Ron Hextall 4-3 in Philadelphia and snapped a 5-game skid in this series.
  • November 21, 1993 -- Former teammate Ron Hextall defeated the Flyers 5-4 in OT as Pierre Turgeon netted the GWG in the Spectrum.
  • December 11, 1993 -- The Islanders scored four third period goals in a 5-2 victory as Ron Hextall made 26 saves in the win.
  • February 24 , 1994 -- Rod Brind'Amour's GWG 1:25 into OT off Ron Hextall was his third point of the game in a 5-4 home victory.
  • February 25, 1994 -- Ron Hextall shutout the Flyers 2-0 at NY, the final time he met his former team. Hextall was 5-3-0 in eight appearances against Philly. NY outshot Philly 39-23. It was the only shutout for Hextall against Philly.
  • September 22, 1994 -- Ron Hextall and a pick used to select Dimitri Tertyshny were sent to the Flyers in a trade for Tommy Soderstrom.

  • January 24, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves in the first period but the Islanders won 4-3 at home. NY outshot Philly 34-8 after two periods and had a 3-1 lead. Benoit Hogue scored on a third period penalty shot to boost NY's lead to 4-1. The Flyers began the shortened season 0-3-0.
  • February 2, 1995 -- Josef Beranek had a hat trick but the Flyers lost 5-4 in OT on Ray Ferraro's goal. Ferraro had four (2-2-4) points in the game.
  • April 20, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 28 stops and assisted on Mikael Renberg's third period GWG in a 2-1 victory.
  • May 2, 1995 -- The Flyers snapped an 0-11-1 skid at the NYI as Dominic Roussel made 21 saves in the Flyers' first shutout against the Islanders in over 10 years. The 2-0 win came in the regular season finale (work stoppage season).
  • October 14, 1995 -- Dominic Roussel made 19 stops and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-0 win at the NYI.
  • October 22, 1995 -- The Flyers string of nine straight periods without giving up a goal to the Islanders ended but Philly won 3-1 by scoring three goals in under three minutes.
  • March 19, 1996 -- Eric Lindros set a team record with 14 shots on goal in the Flyers' 4-1 win. He has two assists. John LeClair had two goals. When the Islanders committed two penalties on the same play, substitute head coach Rick Bowness (Mike Milbury was scouting) flipped out and earned a bench minor --so the Isles were penalized a third time. The Flyers scored twice in less than a minute on the 5-on-3's and led 3-0. Philly went 3-for-6 on the PP and had 22 shots in the middle period (41 in the game).
  • April 2, 1996 -- For the third time in regular season team history and first on the road, the Flyers scored three SHGs in a game and defeated the NYI 6-2. It was the Islanders 10th straight loss. The three SHGs was the most scored against the Isles in their history. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Joel Otto (2-0-2) led the Flyers. Two SHGs were scored with 69 seconds on the same penalty: Shjon Podein on a breakaway after a poor pass by Marty McInnis and a 2-on-1 finished by Otto. Rick Bowness subbed for Mike Milbury (scouting in Sweden) as head coach. Tommy Soderstrom was eventually replaced by Eric Fichaud in the Islanders' net. Rookie Todd Bertuzzi did not play as he served a three-game suspension for his actions in the previous game against the NYR which involved excessive contact with linesman Kevin Collins during a scrum with Shane Churla and other Rangers.
  • December 19, 1996 -- Garth Snow stopped all 24 shots and Eric Lindros had four points (2-2-4) in a 5-0 win.
  • November 28, 1997 -- John Leclair and Chris Gratton each scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Bryan Berard tied the game 1-1 with an early third period goal but LeClair and then a pair by Gratton followed.
  • March 22, 1997 -- The Islanders scored twice in 24 seconds midway in the third period in a 3-3 tie at NY. The Flyers scored two PPGs in 39 seconds with Rich Pilon in the box for a five-minute major for clipping to increase their first period lead to 3-0.
  • December 11, 1997 -- Eric Lindros scored the GWG with 1:27 left in the third period to pace Philly to a 4-3 home win. Lindros scored twice in the final period and completed his 10th career hat trick when his shot deflected off Rich Pilon. The Islanders twice rallied from one-goal deficits in the third period.
  • January 26, 1998 -- The Flyers won 3-1 at home led by Eric Lindros (2-1-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3). The Flyers outshot NY 21-11. Rich Pilon received a 5-minute checking-from-behind major and a game misconduct, which led to a fine by the NHL, though no suspension, after the League reviewed the hit on John LeClair whose head hit the backboard. Afterwards, when asked about the ejection, Pilon said he got it because of a hand gesture he gave referee Paul Stewart: "That's Stewie. He doesn't like me. He thinks I am a dirty hockey player. He told me that. He'll put me in the box every chance he gets." Stewart said "I have no comment. That type of comment by a player doesn't deserve a response."
  • January 28, 1998 -- Ziggy Palffy scored three times (3-1-4) in NY's 6-1 win in Uniondale. The Islanders entered the game with a 1-13-2 in the last 16 games. Garth Snow surrendered four goals on 15 shots after 40 minutes and was replaced by Ron Hextall.
  • November 25, 1988 -- Bryan Berard's third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and the Islanders recorded a 4-2 home win despite being outshot 46-14. Tommy Salo made 44 saves including 32 in the first 40 minutes when the Flyers held a 33-9 advantage but trailed 2-1. NY won four of five games in the calendar year of 1998. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP.
  • January 7, 1999 -- JVB made 27 saves in a 5-0 victory. Eric Lindros returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games (injury) and had three points. Tommy Salo was replaced by Marcel Cousineau after giving up five goals and smashed his stick on the Islanders' bench.
  • March 6, 1999 -- One of the best comebacks in Flyers' history turned into a 3-3 tie as Philly trailed 3-0 with just over three minutes to play. Eric Lindros scored a PPG with 51 seconds to play in the third period to even the game at 3-3. Lindros was covered by two Islanders' defenders, Sergei Nemchinov and Mark Lawrence, but still managed to out-muscle them and swat the puck past Tommy Salo. Dave Babych scored a PPG, his first goal in a Flyers' uniform, to start the comeback. Valeri Zelepukin made it 3-2 with two minutes to play. The Islanders scored a pair of goals midway through the third period to take a 3-0 lead but the Flyers scored three times in a stretch of 2:17 to tie the game 3-3. Rich Pilon tried to check John LeClair but Pilon came away with a twisted back that prevented him from playing the rest of the game. Kenny Jonsson left the game, not to return, after receiving a check from LeClair.


  • February 26, 2000 -- The Flyers scored four PPGs in a 5-1 win at the Islanders.
  • March 5, 2000 -- The Flyers had 46 shots on Kevin Weekes in a 4-3 OT loss. It was the Flyers lone loss in an 8-1-3 stretch against the Isles.
  • June 25, 2000 --- JVB was dealt to the Islanders for a fourth round pick which was later sent to Nashville (Jordin Tootoo).
  • December 10, 2000 -- The Flyers fired head coach Craig Ramsey and then beat the Islanders 5-2. The Flyers had a record of 13-12-4.
  • February 1, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 stops (just one in the first period) and Eric Desjardins' early third period goal (Mark Recchi ENG) led the Flyers, 2-0.
  • December 4, 2001 -- The Flyers unleashed a 40-shot attack and won 3-2 on Keith Primeau's third period PPG. Brad Isbister was penalized for slamming Eric Desjardins into the boards; the hit cut Desjardins above an eye. Chris Osgood made 37 saves.
  • December 6, 2001 -- Mariusz Czerkawski scored twice in the first period in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. Garth Snow made 33 saves for the shutout.
  • February 12, 2002 -- Michael Peca scored an unassisted SHG with 8.7 seconds left in OT and Garth Snow, who was penalized in OT for delay of game, made 25 saves in NY's 1-0 win in Philly. NY killed all eight Flyers' PPs. The Flyers killed all six NY PPs including a four-minute penalty to Keith Primeau with about 5 1/2 minutes left in regulation.
  • October 26, 2002 -- Philly scored twice in the opening 31 seconds to set a team record for fastest two goals to start a game; it was the third fastest 2-0 lead in NHL history. They had five first period goals in a 6-2 win. Eric Weinrich (0-3-3), Jeremy Roenick (2-0-2) and Michel Handzus (2-0-2) led the Flyers.
  • January 9, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves in a 4-0 win as the Flyers scored twice on turnovers in the Islanders' zone. There were two fights in the first 2:16: a brief Donald Brashear-Eric Cairns clash and a much lenghtier Todd Fedoruk-Eric Godard battle.
  • February 4, 2003 -- The Flyers won 2-1 in Uniondale with Mark Recchi's PPG midway in the third period proving to be the GWG. Simon Gagne suffered a groin injury and missed 29 of the next 31 games.
  • November 29, 2003 -- Philadelphia scored five goals in the second period in a 5-1 win.
  • December 20, 2003 -- Jim Vandermeer scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Each team had 19 shots. The Flyers were kept off the scoreboard for the first 36+ minutes.
  • December 23, 2003 -- Garth Snow made 34 saves and Arron Asham scored twice in NY's 4-2 home win. The Flyers began the third by scoring twice to take a 2-1 lead but Asham's first goal tied the score and then Jason Blake scored a the GWG on a PP with five minutes left in the period.
  • January 22, 2004 -- Mattias Timander sent to the Flyers for a draft pick.
  • April 4, 2004 -- In the season finale, the teams skated to a 3-3 tie in Uniondale and the Flyers became Division Champions. The tie, coupled with the Devils' loss to Boston, lifted the Flyers past New Jersey (101 to 100 points) and a first round matchup with the Devils. Keith Primeau won 18 of 22 faceoffs. Wade Dubielewicz made 33 saves and the Islanders went 3-for-4 on the PP.

  • October 15, 2005 -- Philadelphia had 46 shots against Garth Snow in a 5-1 win. The Flyers led 4-1 after one period and went 2-for-12 on the PP while NY went 1-for-9 on the man advantage.
  • November 29, 2005 -- Down 3-1 about midway through the contest, the Flyers' Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored the tying goal and go-ahead goal in a 4-3 victory. The Islanders appeared to have evened the game on a possible Brent Sopel goal with 1.1 seconds to play but a video replay confirmed that referee Stephane Auger blew his whistle which stopped the play. The video replay was inconclusive as a mass of bodies and sticks was in the crease. Afterwards, Islanders' coach Steve Stirling, who said he couldn't tell if it was a goal or not, said "I didn't have the heart to say to him (Auger) why did he waste all that time going up top if he had blown the whistle and made the final decision?"
  • February 8, 2006 -- Cannon notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win. It was the Flyers' 1,500th regular season win.
  • December 16, 2006 -- Alexei Zhitnik shipped to the Flyers for Freddy Meyer and a pick.
  • December 20, 2006 -- Mike York traded by the Islanders for Randy Robitaille and a pick.
  • February 27, 2007 -- The Islanders blew a 4-1 first period lead but recovered with an OT goal by Trent Hunter with 31 seconds to play. Jason Blake had a first period hat trick and four points in the game.
  • November 12, 2007 -- Mike Rrichards' third period SHG snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Flyers a 3-2 win. Scottie Upshall had the other two goals.
  • January 19, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell had a hat trick in a 5-3 win. The Isles led 3-1 after the first period.
  • March 29, 2008 -- Daniel Briere netted the only goal in the shootout leading the Flyers to a 4-3 road victory despite 51 saves by usual reserve netminder Wade Dubielewicz. Mike Richards, who had 11 shots, tied the game with 4:22 left in the third period. The Flyers outshot NY 54-30 including 23-7 in the second period.

  • October 30 -- at Philadelphia -- 7:00 PM
  • November 11 -- at NY Islanders -- 2:00 PM
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TODAY's MUSIC (Halloween week):



The only horse to win the Florida Derby, the Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup Classic. Sire to multiple Grade 1 champions. The last horse to sire a winner in each Triple Crown race. Grandsire to American Pharoah.

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As always, great GDT, MSE. I love the shout-out to the Phills and "The Monster Mash"--I haven't heard that song in eons.

Here's to hoping that the Flyers give the fans in Philly a nice precursor to the World Champion Parade.

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Great job MSE!

And to waste time until gametime, I found this -- let's see how creative you guys can get!


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when people go to this game tomorrow be careful not to hit any people still sleeping on the sidewalk from tonight's activities. And you might as well just sit outside the rink after the game and grab your seat for the parade on Friday.


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Powe is hurt, and doesnt Weight play C not Guerin?

Either way great GDT!

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Looking forward to Cote and Fritz tonight.

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Sick GDT buddy!

You make game days that much better.

Go Flyers!!!

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You guys have the best Game Day Threads.

I don't suppose my Isles are gonna have much luck with this matchup. The Flyers are curing their ills, the Isles are still just discovering how bad theirs are.

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You guys have the best Game Day Threads.

I don't suppose my Isles are gonna have much luck with this matchup. The Flyers are curing their ills, the Isles are still just discovering how bad theirs are.
shh, stop trying to jinx us!

we've won 3 straight, but this team can't lose focus. hope they're not too tired from celebrating the phils

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NYI very hard working team I just hope we come out hard play our game and get W.

Same thing.. Forecheck forecheck forecheck.

Hoping for Biron to start playing like he can.

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Yep Just because the isles arn't at their best doesn't mean you slack off against them. You always play 100% or you get your ass handed to you

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Great job MSE!

And to waste time until gametime, I found this -- let's see how creative you guys can get!

Meh, I tried.

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Niittymaki didn't earn another start with a shutout last time out?

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Niittymaki didn't earn another start with a shutout last time out?
I listed Biron as the "possible" starter because I suspected that even though Biron backed two important wins over the Devils last weekend, that the Flyers would play Niitty in Atlanta due to his success against that team and then come back with Biron here. I haven't seen an official announcement on who is starting.

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I'm loving the Halloween GDT, MSE. Very nicely done. I was thinking about wearing my gnome costume to the game tonight but it's too ******* cold out. Just hope we get the win tonight so I can start my celebratory drinking for tomorrow's parade that much earlier (even though I'll be doing it anyway). Man I'm so ****ing happy right now, just please get another win!

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What a great thread! Being from LI I hold this matchup dear to my hear!

No time to letup, crash the net, work the boards and beat these bums!

Start Marty, he deserves this one as much as Nitty neserved Atlanta.


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We're lucky to get a GDT like this for each game, thanks MSE. Flyers ride the Phillies momentum and cruise tonight. I think that getting to witness the euphoria in Philadelphia is going to make our kids even hungrier. I also plan on paying close attention to how Sbisa looks with what should have been a huge weight off his shoulders.

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I'm loving the Halloween GDT, MSE. Very nicely done. I was thinking about wearing my gnome costume to the game tonight but it's too ******* cold out. Just hope we get the win tonight so I can start my celebratory drinking for tomorrow's parade that much earlier (even though I'll be doing it anyway). Man I'm so ****ing happy right now, just please get another win!
Thanks. Last year, I was in Florida for Halloween, went to a dining/beverage consuming establishment and was asked to take part in judging costumes. What the heck, right. Let's just say, it was fun but your costume would have been highly considered for the top prize.

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We're lucky to get a GDT like this for each game, thanks MSE. Flyers ride the Phillies momentum and cruise tonight. I think that getting to witness the euphoria in Philadelphia is going to make our kids even hungrier. I also plan on paying close attention to how Sbisa looks with what should have been a huge weight off his shoulders.
Thanks again.

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Looking forward to actually seeing Doug Weight play. He was one of my favorites growing up and I only got to see him play once (which is one more time I got to see Lemieux and Gretzky)

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finally getting back on track...whats that 3 wins and 2 OTL in the last 5

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Looking forward to actually seeing Doug Weight play. He was one of my favorites growing up and I only got to see him play once (which is one more time I got to see Lemieux and Gretzky)
I was lucky to have seen Gretzky play twice, once with the Oilers and the other time with the Kings.

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im gonna miss this one cause of work, but go flyers.

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Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles View Post
Thanks. Last year, I was in Florida for Halloween, went to a dining/beverage consuming establishment and was asked to take part in judging costumes. What the heck, right. Let's just say, it was fun but your costume would have been highly considered for the top prize.

Thanks again.
They're having a contest tonight, and so far everyone whose seen my costume was surprised. No one's ever really seen someone dress up as a gnome, at least not around here haha. That's why I was gonna wear it, but I tell you black stretchy pants may work when it's like 70 something degrees out, but not when it's in the 40's. I'd be feeling a little drafty hahah.

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Which Phillies will be at the game with the World Series trophy to receive pregame honors from us in the stands?
What a double-dip! Hockey tonight, then stay over for the parade!

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