2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on injured reserve.
6 Randy Jones (right hip surgery) was expected to be out about two months from early October and is on injured reserve. UPDATE: Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. Indications are that he should return to the lineup about December 16.
12 Simon Gagne has a stomach virus/dehydration but hopes to play at Carolina.
25 Matt Carle (sore back) did not play the last two games and did not make the trip to Raleigh.
44 Kimmo Timonen tweaked his left shoulder Thursday night but hopes to play at Carolina.
48 Danny Briere is expected to miss about 4-5 weeks from December 3. From Paul Holmgren: "Danny had an MRI today (December 3) on his stomach and groin area. There weren't any issues at all with his stomach but there is a significant groin strain in there and we're looking at Danny to be out of the lineup for 4-5 weeks."
77 Ryan Parent (shoulder surgery) was expected to be out about 12-14 weeks from early October and is on injured reserve. UPDATE: Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. He could return in late December.
FLYERS' ROSTER: Forwards:
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 30 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 23 London, ON, CAN
32 Riley Cote 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 28 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, CAN
46 Jonathon Kalinski 6' 1" 175 May 25, 1987 21 Bonnyville, AB, CAN
22 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 230 Jul 4, 1972 36 Toronto, ON, CAN
15 Joffrey Lupul 6' 1" 205 Sep 23, 1983 25 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
13 Glen Metropolit 5' 10" 195 Jun 25, 1974 34 Toronto, ON, CAN
14 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 21 Vienna, AUT
36 Darrol Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22 '85 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 23 Kenora, ON, CAN
9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort Mcmurray, AB, CAN
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
41 Andrew Alberts 6' 5" 218 Jun 30, 1981 27 Minneapolis, MN, USA
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 24 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 23 Calgary, AB, CAN
2 Derian Hatcher ** 6' 5" 235 Jun 4, 1972 36 Sterling Heights, MI, USA
6 Randy Jones ** 6' 2" 200 Jul 23, 1981 27 Quispamsis, NB, CAN
3 Lasse Kukkonen 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1981 27 Oulu, FIN
77 Ryan Parent ** 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
47 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 190 Jan 30, 1990 18 Ozieri, ITA
44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN
23 Ossi Vaananen 6' 4" 215 Aug 18, 1980 28 Vantaa, FIN
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 31 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 195 Jun 18, 1980 28 Turku, FIN
FLYERS-HURRICANES' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record is 59-24-14-4 in 101 regular season games.
The Flyers' home W-L-T-OTL record in this series is 32-10-5-3 in 50 games.
The Flyers' road W-L-T-OTL record in this series is: 27-14-9-1 in 51 games.
The Flyers have lost just twice (12-2-4-4) in regulation spanning the last 22 regular season games in this series.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against the Carolina Hurricanes is 24-7-7-4 with records of 12-3-3-3 at home and 12-4-4-1 away.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against the Hartford Whalers is 35-17-7-0 with records of 20-7-2-0 at home and 15-10-5-0 away.
Rick MacLeish played 34 games for the Hartford Whalers
September 28, 1974 -- In just the second meeting between a WHA team and an NHL team, the Flyers won 4-2 in an exhibition match. Dave Schultz scored twice and both goals were assisted by Don Saleski and Orest Kindrachuk. In the prior game, the Houston Aeros defeated the St. Louis Blues.
November 27, 1979 -- In the first NHL meeting, the Flyers beat the Whalers 6-2 in Philadelphia. Mike Busniuk scored 41 seconds into the game. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods but then scored twice within 21 seconds in the first two minutes of the final period. Brian Propp, Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke collected six points in the third period. Phil Myre opposed Al Smith in goal.
December 23, 1979 -- Brian Propp scored twice and the Flyers outshot Hartford 40-16 in a 4-2 home win. The final goal of the game was scored by the Whalers' Steve Alley who had just three goals in his NHL career. The Flyers only led 2-1 after two periods despite a 29-8 shot advantage but managed to extend their NHL-record unbeaten streak to 30 games.
December 26, 1979 --The teams played to a 4-4 draw in Springfield, Massachusetts; the Hartford Civic Center was being renovated. Capacity in Springfield was listed at 7,627 but estimates put the crowd well over 8,500 in part due to the popularity of the Flyers. Eyewitnesses claimed that spectators sat in aisles for the entire game. The game was filled with excitement and strong play. Brian Propp (Flyers) and Mark Howe (Whalers) both scored two goals; Howe returned to the lineup after missing the prior three games with back woes. Brian Hill, who was promoted to the NHL on Christmas Day, scored the tying goal, the only tally of his NHL career. Philly extended their NHL-record unbeaten streak to 31 games. Afterwards, Flyers' coach Pat Quinn praised the first-year NHL Whalers by saying "They worked like dogs."
March 21, 1980 -- In a Friday night encounter, the teams played to a 5-5 tie in their first meeting in Connecticut as Rick MacLeish scored on a breakaway with exactly four minutes to play. The Whalers were riding a wave of momentum after recording a thrilling four-goal third-period (down 5-1, tied 5-5) comeback at home against the Stanley Cup Champions' Montreal Canadiens in their prior game. Hartford had four different one-goal leads in this contest. Mike Rogers gave Hartford a 5-4 lead with 5:50 remaining. Brian Propp had two goals and Ken Linseman (1-2-3) and Paul Holmgren (0-3-3) each had three points as did Hartford's Mark Howe and Blaine Stoughton. MacLeish and propp both reached the 30-goal level in this game.
October 26, 1980 -- Bill Barber had four points (1-3-4) and Rick St. Croix stopped 24 shots in a 6-1 home victory.
November 8, 1980 -- Reggie Leach snapped a third period tie and the Flyers skated to a 5-4 win in Hartford. Leach had nine shots in the game. Phil Myre made 33 saves in the win. Philly led 4-2 after two but the Whalers evened the game with two third period goals.
November 21, 1980 -- Jack McIlhargey and Norm Barnes were traded by Philadelphia in exchange for Hartford's 2nd round choice (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) in the 1982 Entry Draft, November 21, 1980.
February 8, 1981 -- Paul Holmgren scored with just under five minutes to play in a 6-6 tie at Philly. After a first period tie, Hartford took a 4-3 lead after two periods. Reggie Leach had two third period goals which completed a hat trick. For Hartford, Warren Miller had two second period goals and completed a hat trick in the third period while Dave Debol added two second period goals.
March 29, 1981 -- Reid Bailey had three points and Paul Holmgren scored twice in Philly's 4-1 road win. Bailey scored the only goal in his 56-game (including playoffs) NHL career. Don Nachbaur gave Hartford a 1-0 lead in the opening period.
July 21, 1981 -- In a blockbuster trade, the Flyers acquired Fred Arthur, Ray Allison, a 1st round pick used to select Ron Sutter and a 3rd round pick used to select Miroslav Dvorak. The Whalers received Rick MacLeish, Blake Wesley, Don Gillen, a 1982 1st rounder (Paul Lawless), a 1982 2nd rounder (Mark Paterson) and a 1982 3rd rounder (Kevin Dineen).
November 12, 1981 -- Paul Holmgren scored consecutive PPGs in the second period in Philly's 5-3 home win. Doug Sulliman of the Whalers scored 11 seconds in the second period to even the game 1-1 then Holmgren netted two PPGs. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 37-17. Garry Howatt and Fred Arthur clash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD4gk...spx?Game=24421
March 20, 1982 -- Bill Barber's SHG with 5:47 to play gave the Flyers the lead 3-2 and then Ray Allsion and Kenny Linseman added two late third period goals 36 seconds apart in a 5-2 comeback win in Hartford. Barber's goal was his 40th of that season. Brad Marsh assisted on the Flyers' third and fourth goals. The Whalers led 2-0 after one period as Mark Howe assisted on two PPGs but the Flyers rallied with second period goals by All Hill (1-2-3) and Ron Flockhart. Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves and went 30-for-30 over the last two periods. It was Lindbergh's first NHL win in his sixth appearance after a start of 0-3-2. The game also featured a bench-clearing brawl, at the end of the first period, which saw three players ejected including Brian Propp and Frank Bathe of the Flyers.
March 21, 1982 -- Bill Barber scored the go-ahead goal with 2:25 to play then added an ENG in the Flyers' 5-3 victory in the Spectrum and sweep of the home-and-home series. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 51-44, including 10 shots from Brian Propp. Greg Millen made 46 saves while Pelle Lindbergh made 41 in picking up his second NHL career win and on consecutive dates.
August 20, 1982 -- In a significant transaction, the Flyers acquired Mark Howe and a pick used to select Derrick Smith in return for Greg Adams, Ken Linseman and two picks (used to select David Jensen and Leif Karlsson).
December 11, 1982 -- In the 12th meeting, the Whalers beat the Flyers for the first time (Flyers were 8-0-3) 7-4 in Hartford. Blaine Stoughton (3-1-4) had a hat trick and his third goal with 4:07 remaining was the go-ahead tally. The Flyers led 4-3 when Darryl Sittler scored with 7:50 to play in the third period.
January 8, 1983 -- Bill Barber returned to the lineup after missing the prior 14 games due to a torn MCL and contributed five points in Philly's 8-4 win in the Spectrum. The line of Barber (2-3-5), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-3-5) and Darryl Sittler (3-1-4) combined for 14 of the team's 19 individual points. Sittler had three points in the second period when Philly out-scored the Whalers 3-0.
January 9, 1983 -- Philly had 53 shots and won 8-4 in the Spectrum. Brian Propp had the imposing total of 13 shots (Bill Barber added seven) and scored twice (2-1-3). Paul Holmgren had four (1-3-4) points. With the score tied 2-2, the Flyers netted two SHGs within 32 seconds. Philly out-scored Hartford 4-3 in the second period. Mike Veisor made 45 saves in the loss. Fourteen Flyers had points. Doug Sulliman scored twice for Hartford.
October 14, 1983 -- The Flyers got a third round draft pick, used to select John Stevens, as compensation for the unexpected retirement of Fred Arthur (acquired July 1981).
November 6, 1983 -- Dave Poulin snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period and Tim Kerr had three points in Philly's 4-2 home win. Greg Millen made 35 saves in a loss.
December 4, 1983 -- The Whalers won in Philadelphia for the first time, 6-5 in the ninth meeting (Flyers owned a 7-0-1 mark) but it didn't come easy as the Flyers came back from third period deficits of 4-2 and 5-4. Ray Neufeld's GWG at 12:52 decided the game. Bob Froese gave up six goals on just 19 shots. Ed Staniowski made 32 saves.
November 15, 1984
February 25, 1984 -- The Whalers recorded a 9-7 win in the Hartford Civic Center as Greg Millen finally beat the Flyers after a start of 0-11-1 (he finished 3-18-2 in the regular season). Hartford led 3-0 11:26 into the game but the Flyers tied the game 4-4 when Dave Brown (first NHL goal) and Glen Cochrane, who both later had fighting majors, scored goals 61 seconds apart. The Whalers took a 5-4 lead with 19 seconds left in the first period. The teams combined for 41 shots (24-17 Whalers' advantage) in the opening period and Philly outshot Hartford 41-37 in the game. Five times a goal was scored less than 30 seconds from a previous goal, including three times in the first period. Hartford led 8-6 after two periods. Tim Kerr's 40th goal brought the Flyers to within 8-7 in the final minute. Mark Howe, Len Hachborn, Ron Sutter and Kerr each had three-point efforts for Philly while Hartford had three players with three-point outings, including Risto Siltanen and Tony Currie with two goals. The Whalers had four PPGs. Pelle Lindbergh and Millen each played the entire game. There were five fights in the game including Randy Pierce of Hartford who lost a fight with Daryl Stanley and received a nine-stitch gash over his left eye. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0kc...990&Fight=9937
November 15, 1984 -- Bobby Clarke Night ceremonies ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csERxBwiGo ) were highlighted by a four-minute standing ovation for the legendary player who told the fans "I’d love to do it all over again.” After the emotional display, the Flyers skated to a 3-0 first period lead and won 6-1. Derrick Smith converted a beautiful behind-the-back pass from Murray Craven to open the scoring. Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves. Tim Kerr (2 goals) and Murray Craven each had three points. Intro to the broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9FdZa2z0uU
November 24, 1984 -- Mark Howe and Derrick Smith scored third period goals and the Flyers rallied for a 4-4 tie. Rick Tocchet scored twice for the Flyers. Mark Johnson (2-1-3) gave the Whalers a 4-2 lead in the third period. Ray Neufeld also had three points. The game went to OT where Torrie Robertson and Dave Lumley of the Whalers fought Tocchet and Tim Kerr.
February 26, 1985 -- Derrick Smith and Dave Poulin scored SHGs to give Philly a 2-0 lead and the Flyers held off a late Hartford rally with a 3-2 win in the Civic Center. Dave Brown and Kevin Dineen fought each other twice in the second period.
October 24, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh stopped 24 shots in a 3-0 victory at Philadelphia. Ilkka Sinisalo scored in the first period and then Mark Howe and Tim Kerr scored in the third period. There were eight fighting majors handed out in the first period in addition to high sticking majors and misconducts at different parts of the game.
November 16, 1985 -- The Flyers broke their team record for consecutive wins with their 12th straight victory. Rick Tocchet scored twice in the 5-2 win in Hartford in front of 15,142 on a Saturday night. Pelle Eklund scored on a 5-on-3 advantage, which gave Philly a 3-1 lead. It was the Flyers first road game since the death of Pelle Lindbergh. Darren Jensen played in goal, as Bob Froese (groin) was injured, and he made 16 saves on 17 shots in the middle period and was 31-for-33 that night.
November 21, 1985 -- Bob Froese stopped 24 shots in a 3-0 victory at Philadelphia. Derrick Smith gave Philly an early 1-0 lead but it was the only goal until Tim Kerr and Mark Howe scored 65 seconds apart just past the midway point of the third period..
October 18, 1986 -- The teams split six first period goals but Peter Zezel tallied twice in the second period and the Flyers went on to a 6-3 win in Hartford. Ron Hextall was 23-for-23 over the last two periods. Tim Kerr had three assists.
December 4, 1986 -- John Anderson scored in the third period and Hartford won 2-1 in the Spectrum. The Flyers were 17-3-4 all-time against the Whalers including 10-1-1 at home prior to this game.
March 7, 1987 -- Sylvain Turgeon had eight shots and key consecutive goals in the Whalers' 5-3 home win.
October 31, 1987 -- The Whalers scored six straight goals, including one by Dave Tippett on a penalty shot, in their 7-4 win. Philly led 3-1 in the second period. Ron Hextall made 32 saves on 39 shots. Five Whalers had two-point games.
December 3, 1987 -- Philly won 5-2 at home as Murray Craven and Ilkka Sinisalo had three points apiece and Peter Zezel scored twice.
January 22, 1988 -- Lindsay Carson was dealt to the Whalers for Paul Lawless. The Flyers dealt Lawless to Vancouver about six weeks later as part of a trade acquiring Willie Huber.
February 15, 1988 -- Dave Brown's tip-in off a Derrick Smith shot 3:35 into OT gave the Flyers a a 5-4 victory. Smith and Ron Sutter led the Flyers with two points apiece and both were a game-high +3. Brian Propp had a game-high nine shots. The feisty affair saw 36 penalties, 100 PIMs, five PPGs and 19 PP chances (Hartford was 3-8, Philly was 2-11). In the second period, Rick Tocchet pummeled Ulf Samuelsson in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riduJ...spx?Game=30560 ).
October 22, 1988 -- Hartford beat Philadelphia 8-6 as Carey Wilson had three points (2-1-3) and the key goal to make it 6-5 with 49 seconds left in the middle period. The teams split eight second period goals. Mike Liut collected a rare win against the Flyers, he entered the game 2-12-4. Mark Laforest played goal for the Flyers, his first start of the season.
December 23, 1988 -- Mike Bullard scored the tie-breaker with 47 seconds left in a 5-4 Flyers' win. Philly led 4-2 in the third period after a 2-2 game after two periods. Ron Sutter had three points, all in the third period. Tim Kerr also had three points in the contest.
March 12, 1989 -- Hartford outshot the Flyers 40-19 but Mark Laforest made 37 saves in a 3-3 tie. Rick Tocchet's second goal, with 3:18 to play, evened the game.
November 25, 1989 -- Scott Young had three second period points in Hartford's 5-2 home win. The game had many fights including one in which Tony Horacek was tossed as third man in. Rick Tocchet-Randy Ladouceur fought as the Hartford organist played "Tea for Two" a song from the 1920s musical "No, No Nanette." Some of the fisticuffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN13P...spx?Game=18042
December 14, 1989 -- After a 3-2 home loss, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren removed Dave Poulin's captaincy and the "A" from Mark Howe's jersey and replaced them with Ron Sutter and Terry Carkner. Years later, Holmgren admitted he overreacted. The Flyers led 2-1 in the third period then the unlikely pair of Tom Martin and Mike Tomlak scored and the Whalers won 3-2. Martin's goal was the last of 12 in his NHL career and Tomlak's tally was the second of 15 goals in his NHL career. Craig Berube had two fights in the game.
Paul Holmgren coaching the Whalers in 1993
February 1, 1990 -- The Flyers scored twice in the second period and won 2-1 at home. Mike Liut made 32 saves in the loss, Ken Wregget made 25 saves in the win. Ilkka Sinisalo had two points. Keith Acton fought Ulf Samuelsson.
December 22, 1990 -- Rob Brown scored the lone goal in the third period and Darryl Reaugh had his only career shutout in a 1-0 Hartford win.
January 26, 1991 -- Pat Verbeek (2-1-3) scored two second period goals and Peter Sidorkiewicz made 34 saves in a 5-3 Hartford home win. The Whalers had three PPGs.
November 13, 1991 -- Kevin Dineen was traded to Philadelphia by Hartford for Murray Craven and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Kevin Smyth) in 1992 Entry Draft.
February 2, 1991 -- Bobby Holik and Ron Francis scored PPGs in the first 1:33 of the second period and the Whalers won 2-0 in Philly. Peter Sidorkiewicz made 20 saves.
November 27, 1991 -- Pat Verbeek and Andrew Cassals scored twice in the Whalers' 7-3 win in the Spectrum. Ron Hextall suffered a shoulder injury and was out of the lineup until December 21, 1991.
April 11, 1992 -- Yvon Corriveau scored twice in Hartford's 4-2 home win.
April 14, 1992 -- Andrew Cassals scored in OT and Hartford won 4-3 in Philly. Murray Craven scored in the third period for hartford and knotted the game 3-3.
June 15, 1992 -- Paul Holmgren was named head coach of the Hartford Whalers. He remained with the Whalers as a coach/GM until November 6, 1995.
January 24, 1993 -- Ric Nattress scored in OT and Philly beat Paul Holmgren's Whalers 5-4 in the Spectrum. The win ended the Flyers 6-game losing skid in this series. Hartford led 5-3 in the third period but the Flyers scored consecutive third period PPGs; Garry Galley (three assists in the game) and Mark Recchi assisted on both. Prior to the game, there was an announcement that former Flyer Tim Kerr had announced his retirement form the Whalers/NHL and he received a standing ovation in absentia.
February 24, 1993 -- Eric Lindros and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-3 win in Hartford. Philly outshot Hartford 41-27. The game saw a few fights that began with a cheap shot from Nick Kypreos on Garry Galley. The goalies also fought with Sean Burke of the Whalers thumping Dominic Roussel.
April 16, 1993 -- Dimitri Yushkevich scored 1:15 into OT and the Flyers closed the 1992-93 campaign with their eighth straight win, 5-4 in Hartford. Mark Recchi joined Bobby Clarke as the only Flyers to hit the 70 assist mark. The Whalers led 4-2 on an early third period goal but Philly tied the score at the 3:38 mark. Philly had all four OT shots. Andre Faust, who tied the game, got the only assist on the GWG.
October 9, 1993 -- Josef Beranek and Kevin Dineen each scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. The oddity of this game was that all seven goals were scored in the first period. Hartford failed on all seven PP chances.
November 18, 1993 -- Josef Beranek scored the GWG followed by two Mark Recchi PPGs in Philly's 6-3 home win. There were multiple fights throughout this game including Dave Brown making quick work of Bryan Marchment. Philly went 3-for-9 on the PP.
March 19, 1994 -- Jocelyn Lemieux scored with 47 seconds left and Brian Propp added an ENG in Hartford's 5-3 road win. Both goals were the second of the game for each player. Eric Lindros scored his 40th goal.
April 2, 1994 -- Rob DiMaio scored with 1:13 remaining in the third period to snap a 5-5 tie and the Flyers, who led 5-1 after the first period, registered a 6-5 win in Hartford. Eric Lindros had (2-2-4) four points in the game, all in the first period. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 1:37 mark, scoring 15 seconds apart. Hartford had just 18 shots but scored on two of four shots in the middle period.
Paul Coffey, December 1996
January 26, 1995 -- Mark Recchi scored with 2:32 to play after Garry Galley evened the game with 4:29 left and the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 home win.
March 22, 1995 -- Adam Burt scored with 2:30 to play to lead the Whalers to what would be their final victory over the Flyers, 4-3. Hartford also ended Philadelphia's 8-game win streak.
April 28, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis scored with 3:11 to play in Philly's 4-3 home win. Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) gave Philly a 3-1 first period lead but Jocelyn Lemieux scored two goals to tie the game.
November 5, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg scored twice and Craig MacTavish's goal with two seconds left in the first period was the backbreaker in Philly's 6-1 home win. John LeClair had three points.
November 18, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis scored twice in Philly's 4-2 road win. Rod Brind'Amour added three points. Garth Snow made 21 saves for the win.
December 23, 1995 -- Philly scored three times in the last period of a 3-3 tie. Hartford led 2-0 after two periods. Each team had 35 shots and went 1-for-7 on the PP. Sean Burke (Hartford) and Garth Snow (Philly) each made 32 saves. Rod Brind'Amour tied the game 3-3. Eric Lindros had two points.
December 28, 1995 -- Kevin Dineen was traded to Hartford by Philadelphia for Hartford/Carolina's 3rd (Kris Mallette) and 7th (later traded back to Hartford/Carolina - Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) round choices in the 1997 Entry Draft, December 28, 1995.
March 25, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-0 victory. The shutout was the second straight by Hextall, the first time a Flyer accomplished that feat since Bernie Parent in 1973. John LeClair (2-1-3, eight shots) and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) combined for five of the seven individual points given in the game. Lindros picked up his 100th point of the season, the fifth Flyer to do so.
December 12, 1996 -- Eric Lindros and Janne Niinimaa each had two points in a span of 2:14 in Philly's 3-2 home victory. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 30-19 including 20-5 in the middle period. Early in the game, Stu "the Reaper" Grimson fought Dan Kordic: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtVQP...spx?Game=22621 ).
December 14, 1996 -- Garth Snow stopped all 21 shots and Philly won 4-0 in Hartford. Five Flyers amassed all 10 individual points in the game: Rod Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Dale Hawerchuk (0-3-3), John LeClair (1-1-2), Trent Klatt (0-2-2) and Eric Lindros (1-0-1). Philly outshot the Whalers 42-21.
December 15, 1996 -- Paul Coffey was traded to Philadelphia by Hartford with Hartford's 3rd round choice (Kris Mallette) in 1997 Entry Draft for Kevin Haller, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Scott Hannan) in the 1997 Entry Draft and Hartford's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) in the 1997 Entry Draft.
February 19, 1997 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly. Kevin Dineen scored both Hartford goals. Philly scored twice in under a minute in the second period. John LeClair and Eric Lindros combined for 12 of the Flyers 25 shots.
March 2, 1997 -- In the final meeting between the teams before the relocation to North Carolina, the Flyers won 5-2 in Hartford. The Flyers went 7-0-2 in their last nine games against Hartford. Goals were scored in the final minute of each period, twice by Philly.
December 23, 1997 -- Philadelphia met the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time and the Flyers won 4-2 at home as Ron Hextall made 21 saves. Eric Desjardins scored 1:11 into the game and the Flyers led the remainder of the contest.
January 8, 1998 -- The teams met at Carolina for the first time and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in the Greensboro Coliseum. Carolina scored in all three regulation periods followed by a Flyers goal in each period. John LeClair had three points and Chris Gratton had two points for the Flyers. Sami Kapanen and Keith Primeau each had two points for the Hurricanes. Trevor Kidd made 38 saves.
March 28, 1998 -- Keith Primeau had two points and seven shots for Carolina in a 4-2 win in Philly. Ron Hextall made 32 saves in the defeat.
March 29, 1998 -- Sean Burke made 31 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in Greensboro. Carolina outshot Philly 22-8 over the last two periods but got out-scored 3-1. John LeClair and Shjon Podein each had one goal and one assist.
October 17, 1998 -- Sami Kapenen and Eric Lindros traded first period goals in a 1-1 tie in Greensboro. Each team had 19 shots. JVB and Arturs Irbe each made 18 stops.
November 20, 1998 -- Ron Hextall became the all-time winningest goalie in Flyers' history, surpassing Bernie Parent, with his 233rd victory in the Flyers' 3-1 win. The Flyers scored twice in the second to take a 2-0 lead on goals by d-men Dan McGillis and Petr Svoboda then added an ENG.
January 9, 1999 -- Ron Hextall, who was removed at the 37:36 mark due to a groin injury, and JVB combined to shutout Carolina 2-0. The Flyers scored twice in the middle period on goals by Valeri Zelepukin and Eric Lindros. Philly outshut the Hurricanes 30-20.
March 6, 1999 -- Adam Burt was traded to the Flyers for Andrei Kovalenko.
March 30, 1999 -- Ron Hextall picked up two assists and the Flyers scored three PPGs but Carolina scored twice in the last period to salvage a 3-3 tie in Philly. The Flyers went 3-for-6 on the PP. Hextall, Dan McGillis and Rod Brind'Amour each had two points. With the two assists, Hextall tied the team record for most assists in a game by a goaltender. Hextall set the mark in a 6-5 win at the New York Islanders on November 29, 1986 and then Mark Laforest tied the mark on December 4, 1988 in a 6-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Mark Recchi and Eric Desjardins missed this game with injuries. Eric Lindros sat out the second of a two-game suspension for cutting the Rangers' Petr Nedved earlier in the week. The next game, Lindros suffered a collapsed lung in Nashville.
October 7, 1999 -- Arturs Irbe made 30 saves and the Hurricanes won 2-0 in Philly.
November 11, 1999 -- The Flyers dominated the Hurricanes 4-1 in Philly. The Flyers held a 37-11 shots advantage and limited the Canes to just five shots in the final 40 minutes. Carolina led 1-0 after 20 minutes. Eric Lindros, Eric Desjardins and Sandy McCarthy scored in the middle period.
January 11, 2000 -- Simon Gagne's PPG with 1:19 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win in Raleigh. Rod Brind'Amour tied the game for Philly midway through the third. Carolina was held to two first period shots; they had seven total shots in their last three periods against the Flyers.
January 23, 2000 -- Keith Primeau and Carolina's 5th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in the 2000 Entry Draft were traded to the Flyers in exchange for Rod Brind'Amour, Jean-Marc Pelletier and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Agris Saviels) in the 2000 Entry Draft, January 23, 2000
April 2, 2000 -- Bates Battaglia scored 1:18 into the game and Arturs Irbe made 31 saves in the Hurricanes' 1-0 home win. The Flyers outshot the Canes 31-16 in the game including 17-6 in the first period.
November 30, 2000 -- Arturs Irbe made 25 saves and shutout Philly for the second straight meeting, 2-0 in Raleigh. Sami Kapanen scored a PPG late in the second period and less than a minute after he returned to the ice after serving a minor. The goal came 16 seconds into a Luke Richardson penalty. Bates Battaglia added an ENG with 12 seconds left. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves in the loss.
December 23, 2000 -- Dan McGillis scored 3:50 into OT and Roman Cechmanek made 35 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Todd Fedoruk-Darren Langdon hooked up in an entertaining clash.
March 14, 2000 -- Kent Manderville was dealt to the Flyers for Sandy McCarthy.
January 27, 2001 -- Simon Gagne's third period goal capped off a 3-goal rally and the Flyers won 4-3 at Carolina. Despite being outshot 20-8 in the first period, the Canes managed a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Jeff O'Neill's second goal made it 3-1 in the middle period but Paul Ranheim's SHG seemed to change the momentum. Peter White then evened the game with assists to Chris Therien and P.J. Stock and the score was 3-3 after 40 minutes. Arturs Irbe made 33 saves in the defeat.
February 19, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) had the shutout and Keith Primeau scored twice in a 4-0 Philly home victory.
December 22, 2001 -- Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored 27 seconds into OT and the Flyers won 4-3 at home. Donald Brashear had seven shots, four more than any other player on either team. Sami Kapanen gave Carolina 3-2 third period lead but Jeremy Roenick evened the game.
January 6, 2002 -- Marty Murray scored twice in Philly's 4-3 win at Carolina. It was Murray's first two-goal game since October 10, 1995 when he scored his first two NHL goals as a member of the Calgary Flames (he scored three goals in his 26-game Calgary career). Murray evened the game 1-1 on a SHG in the first period but 13 seconds later Martin Gelinas (1-1-2) gave the Canes a 2-1 lead. Rod Brind'Amour also had two points for the Canes. Kent Manderville tied the game in the middle period. Jeremy Roenick scored the go-ahead goal in the third period while the Flyers were on the PP. Brian Boucher made 29 saves for the victory.
January 26, 2002 -- The Flyers scored two goals in the first and second periods and held off a Carolina rally to win 4-2 in Philadelphia. Arturs Irbe was replaced by Tom Barrasso after the second period. A couple of fights in the game including Mark Recchi defeating Sean Hill.
March 28, 2002 -- Rick Tocchet played in what was his final game due to knee and back injuries. Carolina won 4-1 in the NHL debut of Neil Little almost 11 years after he was drafted (the Flyers' goal made two NHL appearances). Little, who dressed as a backup but never played in his 43 other appearances in the NHL, started and made 25 saves on 29 shots. Sami Kapanen and Rod Brind'Amour gave the Canes a 2-0 lead. Philly was held to just one shot in the first period and 19 in the game. Chris McAllister-Craig Adams and Billy Tibbetts-Marek Malik fought at the same time of the game, late in the middle period.
November 5, 2002 -- John LeClair scored on a rebound 1:56 into OT and Philadelphia won 2-1 at Carolina. It was LeClair's 300th goal while with the Flyers. Justin Williams (1-1-2) had two points for the Flyers. Carolina's goal was by Rod brind'Amour with Sami Kapanen getting one of the assists. Philly outshot the Hurricanes 31-18.
November 15, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick and Jesse Boulerice traded first period goals in a 1-1 tie in Carolina. Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour played in his 1,000th game, while Roenick saw action in his 999th contest. After the game, an irked Roenick said to the media "You guys want to keep talking about the scoring -- it's going to come. We're playing good hockey. Don't look at something negative. We're playing hard and working hard. We're playing tremendous team hockey. If you want to talk about something negative talk about our power play.'' Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcok responded to a question about the PP "I'm not even going to comment on the power play. You guys know it's struggling now. Why beat it up any more? There is a lack of confidence on the back end and it's been there for a little while. We need to just settle it down back there and we'll be fine. We're struggling with puck composure.''
February 7, 2003 -- Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast were traded to the Flyers for Pavel Brendl and Bruno St. Jacques.
February 15, 2003 -- Kevin Weekes made 42 saves but Donald Brashear and Keith Primeau scored in the third period and the Flyers rallied to tie 2-2 at Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Carolina 44-24. The Hurricanes led 2-0 when Sean Hill scored an early third period goal. Jeff O'Neill had two points
March 13, 2003 -- John LeClair returned to the lineup after missing the prior 47 games with a dislocated right shoulder and scored in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Tony Amonte had a goal and an assist in his Philadelphia debut. Keith Primeau scored the go-ahead goal 59 seconds into the final period; Amonte then followed to make it 4-2. The Flyers outshot the Canes 16-3 in the third and 37-15 in the game. Patrick Desrochers made 32 saves in the loss while Roman Cechmanek made 12 saves in the win.
October 25, 2003 -- Mark Recchi's SHG with 3:10 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia. Recchi had a 2-on-1 break and beat Jamie Storr who made 28 saves in the game for the Hurricanes. Carolina had leads of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3. Niclas Wallin scored twice.
November 18, 2003 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Carolina. The game was scoreless entering the third period but the Flyers tallied twice before the Canes responded with two goals; Niclas Wallin scored with 2:19 to play. Kevin Weekes had 41 saves including a breakaway by Eric Desjardins in OT. Simon Gagne had two points for the Flyers. Rod Brind'Amour had two points for the Hurricanes.
November 28, 2003 -- Kim Johnsson had three assists and Robert Esche made 28 saves to lead the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs. Jesse Boulerice played less than minutes but scored Carolina's second goal.
January 20, 2004 -- Danny Markov traded to the Flyers for Justin Williams.
March 23, 2004 -- Sean Burke made 26 saves and Branko Radivojevic had a goal and an assist in Philly's 4-2 victory at Carolina. Burke picked up his first win since February 24 and his 303rd victory moving him past Turk Broda into 18th place on the NHL's career list. Justin Williams played against the Flyers for the first time and recorded an assist.
October 28, 2005 -- Eric Staal recorded a hat trick and Matt Cullen scored the go-ahead goal on the PP with 5:15 in Carolina's 8-6 home win. The Hurricanes scored five third period goals rallying from a 5-3 deficit after two periods. Rod Brind'Amour had three (1-2-3) points and Justin Williams (1-1-2) had two points. The teams combined to go 7-for-16 on the PP (Philly 4-for-9). Joni Pitkanen (three assists) and Jon Sim (two goals) led Philly. Keith Primeau played his final NHL game, as he suffered a concussion a few days earlier in a game at Montreal.
December 29, 2005 -- For the second straight night, Sami Kapanen scored in OT to lift the Flyers. This night, it came 1:27 into OT in a 4-3 victory. It marked just the second time in NHL history that the same player scored OT goals in consecutive days. Matt Cullen had two goals for Carolina. Philly outshot the Canes 40-28.
January 17, 2006 -- Rod Brind'Amour lifted Carolina to a 4-3 victory in Philadelphia with his shootout goal. Carolina won the shootout 3-2 as each side had four shots. The first four shootout attempts were successful but after Eric Staal and Simon Gagne both failed with the third try, Brind'Amour netted the winning shot; Martin Gerber then stopped Jeff Carter. In regulation, the Flyers led 1-0 after two periods and 3-1 in the third but Erik Cole knotted the game 3-3 with under four to play.
March 8, 2006 -- In a stunning finish, the Flyers won 3-2 at home on a last second goal in regulation and two key shootout tallies. Freddy Meyer's tip-in of a Mike Rathje blast at 19:59.4 (0.6 remaining) -- tied for the latest goal in Flyers' history -- sent the game into the extra session. Goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWpH8LNyH2M .Carolina led the shootout 1-0 when Peter Forsberg's wrister sent the shootout into a fourth shot; Eric Staal missed but Simon Gagne nailed his attempt for the victory. Antero Niittymaki was fantastic including breakaway stops on Kevyn Adams and Doug Weight in regulation. Justin Williams scored for Carolina.
December 19, 2006 -- Despite 40 saves by Antero Niittymaki, Carolina recorded a 2-1 win in Philly. The Hurricanes led 2-0 and held a 30-16 shot advantage after 40 minutes. Jeff Carter returned to the lineup after missing the prior 20 games with a broken left tibia.
December 31, 2006 -- Robert Esche led the Flyers to a 5-2 win as he made 40 stops in a game otherwise dominated by the defending Stanley Cup Champs (shots: 42-19). The Flyers won for the second straight out after 10 straight losses. Peter Forsberg had three assists, Alexei Zhitnik scored the go-ahead goal and Ryan Potulny and Kyle Calder also scored. (Mike Knuble added an ENG). Ray Whitney scored twice for the Hurricanes.
February 22, 2007 -- Glen Wesley scored a SHG in 27 seconds into OT and the Canes won 3-2 in Raleigh. It was the fifth time a defenseman scored a SHG in OT since the 5:00 overtime period was instituted in 1983-84. Dmitry Afanasenkov and Alexandre Picard each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers. Justin Williams had two assists for the Hurricanes. John Grahame backed Carolina with 33 saves.
March 28, 2007 -- Jeff Carter (2-1-3), Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Martin Biron (23 saves) led Philly to a 5-1 home win. Derian Hatcher had two points including a PPG. The loss by the Hurricanes followed a 6-1 defeat at Toronto. It marked the second time in NHL history that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost games on consecutive days by 4+ goals. (Also, Toronto in 1949-50).
October 20, 2007 -- Simon Gagne scored 48 seconds into OT, Martin Biron made 42 saves and the Flyers won 3-2. Gagne stopped a pass from Derian Hatcher with his skate and netted the OT winner for his 400th career point. Mike richards' PPG in the third period tied the game 2-2. Danny Briere had two assists for Philly. Cory Stillman had two assists for the Hurricanes. Carolina, on the final stop of a six-game road trip, outshot Philly 44-30.
November 21, 2007 -- Danny Briere (3-1-4) had his first hat trick with Philadelphia and Mike Knuble added three points (1-2-3) in a 6-3 win. All three goals by Briere came in the third period. Philly trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes and were outshot 10-3. The Flyers took a 2-1 lead into the final period in which they out-scored the Canes 4-2 despite being outshot 15-7. In the game, the Canes held a 35-21 shots advantage. Each side had three PPGs. Matt Cullen had three points for Carolina.
November 28, 2007 -- Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Martin Biron (40 saves) led the Flyers to a 3-1 win at Carolina. The Hurricanes held a 41-34 shots advantage.
December 15, 2007 -- Rod Brind'Amour's shootout goal produced a 6-5 victory for the Hurricanes in Philadelphia. After Danny Briere missed the first attempt in the shootout, the next five shots were successful. Joffrey Lupul had a hat trick (and eight shots). The Flyers rallied from deficits of 3-1, 4-3 and 5-4. The Flyers held a 41-34 shot advantage. Brind'Amour didn't record a point in regulation, something he accomplished in each of the prior six games (2-4-6) against the Flyers. Unofficially, Brind'Amour has 5 goals, 12 assists and 17 points in 27 games against the Flyers for the Hurricanes (also 2-for-2 in the shootout). Justin Williams, unofficially, has 4 goals, 5 assists and 9 points in 13 games against the Flyers since his trade (0-for-1 in the shootout).
September 27, 2008 -- In the final NHL game in the Spectrum, the Flyers defeated the Hurricanes 4-2 in a preseason game. Mike Richards scored two SHGs.
November 26, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves and Simon Gagne had three points (2-1-3 and was a +3) in Philly's 3-1 win in Carolina. The Flyers won for the sixth straight time. Carolina outshot Philly 28-27 despite being outshot 7-1 in the first period.
November 28, 2008 -- The Flyers' debuted their retro third jerseys but Sergei Samsonov beat Martin Biron in overtime to end the Flyers' six-game winning streak, 3-2 on Black Friday in Philadelphia. Carolina outshot Philly 30-26.
FLYERS-HURRICANES' 2008-09 SCHEDULE:
November 26, 2008 -- at Carolina (Flyers won 3-1)
November 28, 2008 -- at Philadelphia (Hurricanes won 3-2 OT)
Been waiting for this game! My guys vs. my faimilies(sp?) guys (Ma, Dad, and bro are Canes season ticket holders). The last back to back go around for these teams was not good timing, looking forward to the familial trash talk. It will be even more entertaining with coach Mo back for the Canes.
Why is Justin Williams on the 4th line? Can he only play 6-7 minutes a game coming back from injury? If this is true, I don't think I would let him play at all. Wait until he's healthier and then bring him back.