30 Antero Nittymaki (expected to start Thursday against Carolina)
43 Martin Biron (will start Tuesday against the Islanders)
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 prior to Christmas and maybe as early as December 16 vs. Colorado.
25 Matt Carle (sore back) did not play the last three games and will not play tonight. He remains day-to-day with an upper body injury, reported as a back injury. The hope is that he can return this weekend (December 13 vs. Pittsburgh). UPDATE: (http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app/?serv...Page&id=18891)Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the status of defenseman Matt Carle (December 8). Carle has missed the last three games with an upper body injury and had an MRI today. “Matt Carle had a MRI done today which was negative," said Holmgren. "He remains day-to-day with an upper body injury. We are hopeful that the anti-inflammatory medicine he has been taking will bring relief soon."
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
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
The Flyers are 9-1-0-0 over the last two regular seasons against the Islanders and have won the last six games.
The Flyers regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 105-84-26-4.
At Philadelphia, the Flyers W-L-T-OTL record is 63-32-11-2.
At the NYI, the Flyers W-L-T-OTL record is 42-52-15-2.
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. The first goal scored by either team in this series was from Rick MacLeish.
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 (4-0-4) became the first Flyers' player to score four goals in a game and the Flyers battered NY 8-2. The Islanders actually led 2-0 more than 26 minutes into the affair but MacLeish scored twice within 27 seconds and that started an avalanche as the Flyers scored five times in the second period. MacLeish, who scored three times in under seven minutes in the middle period, was joined by Jean Potvin (two goals) as multi-goal scorers in the win. Gary Dornhoefer had three assists. Philly 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 crushed 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 scored his 48th and 49th goals of the 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 Philadelphia Blazers of 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. NY led 61 seconds into the game. The Flyers first goal came when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Denis Potvin, faked Billy Smith and then setup Kindrachuk for an easy goal wiht Smith out of position. The Flyers controlled most of the offensive pressure but the Islanders nearly tied the game on a breakaway by Germain Gagnon in the waning moments; however, he failed to beat Bernie Parent.
December 16, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves and Philadelphia had a 4-0 home conquest over NY. Rick MacLeish and Bill Barber scored first period goals and the Flyers added a pair of goals in the middle period. The Islanders played without Denis Potvin when he missed the bus that took the Islanders team from Long Island to Philadelphia.
April 4, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 4-0 home win. Lonsberry's 30th goal came on a 50-foot backhander, he later added his 31st. Parent started for the 72nd time and broke the NHL record for minutes played with 4,254. Parent's record after this game was 46-13-12 and a GAA of 1.89. The Flyers led 1-0 after two periods. Philly outshot NY 40-30. This was the last game of a 14-1-2 streak for the Flyers.
November 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Jim Watson scored twice, including the go-ahead SHG midway in the second period, in a 3-1 home win. Watson added an insurance goal with 4:10 left in the final period.
November 5, 1974 -- 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. Bernie Parent made 29 saves. Tom Bladon and Rick MacLeish had two points each in the win.
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 Flyers had a 10-day layoff prior to this game. The scoring opened up on a Don Saleski 75-foot goal. Islanders' forward Billy MacMillan praised the Flyers by saying "They play very similar to the way the Russians play... It's a very disciplined hockey club." Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist. Clarke's goal (a SHG) came eight seconds after he exited the penalty box and 18 seconds into an Ed Van Impe penalty. Garry Hoiwatt and Dave Schultz fought in this game. 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 with under seven minutes to play in the third period but NY scored twice in 14 seconds to tie the game 4-4. Rick MacLeish had three assists for Philly, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had two points. Five Islanders had multi-point games led by Denis Potvin (2-2-4) and J.P. Parise who each scored twice; 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 fought Howatt along the boards and when fans reached over the glass to get to Schultz, Ted Harris and others entered the fray -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3g5...eature=related . 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 then Moose Dupont stepped in and was ejected as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPWm...eature=related . 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 in Philadelphia, the Flyers responded to an emotional version of "God Bless America" as performed live by legendary singer Kate Smith and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 victory. Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds into the match and Rick MacLeish scored the first of his three goals about two minutes later as part of a nine-shot attack in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. After the Isles scored on a 5-on-3, MacLeish again scored, his second PPG of the contest, to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead at the 7:11 mark. MacLeish finished his incredible outing via an ENG which gave him 10 points (6-4-10) in the series. Denis Potvin had five minor penalties in the game including three in the first period. One violation was when he prevented MacLeish from a potential breakaway; the Flyers had two earlier short-handed breakaways nullified by Chico Resch. Ms. Smith's resounding rendition of the Flyers' unofficial Good Luck Charm set the tone of the afternoon as she worked the partisan crowd into a feverish pitch (the third of her four performances at the Spectrum for Flyers' games). Prior to the performance, NY's captain Eddie Westfall presented her with a bouquet of chrysanthemums sent to teammate Gerry Hart from a female fan as a measure of good luck. Afterwards, Hart said it was Bobby Clarke who won the game for the Flyers. Clarke called a team meeting at a local hotel the night before the game as a measure of team unity in light of the Islanders' potential comeback. Hart said "He laid it on the line. He went out on the ice and showed them how to do it. He deserved the star of the game before he stepped on the ice." Al Arbour, Islanders' head coach, said "I think we would have had a good chance to beat Philadelphia if she hadn't planted herself right in front of Chico's net... (Smith) really threw Chico off. He wasn't in his routine." Whether a live performance or a recorded version, the Flyers were 41-3-1 when "God Bless America" was played or sung by the 66-year old Smith over the prior six years.
Kate Smith Sings "God Bless America" Prior to Game 7, 1975
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.
February 8, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Chico Resch made 34 saves for the Islanders.
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.
January 10, 1977 -- Bob Bourne, Pat Price and Denis Potvin had three points each in NY's 8-3 home win.
March 29, 1977 -- Paul Holmgren snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period in Philly's 3-1 home win.
November 12, 1977 -- Mel Bridgman and Bob Dailey scored in the third period to tie the Islanders 2-2 in NY. Bernie Parent made 29 saves.
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. Jude Drouin of NY grabbed the puck in a goal crease scramble and MacLeish was awarded the shot; he froze Smith and picked a corner of the net. The game was broadcast on national TV and Rangers' GM John Ferguson, doing commentary, announced to the audience that his team had signed free agents Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg, recently released by the WHA Winnipeg Jets because of financial uncertainty and the status of their franchise, for next season.
November 18, 1978 -- The Islanders recorded an 8-2 home win as Mike Bossy (2-1-3), John Tonelli (0-3-3) and Clark Gillies (2-0-2) led the way. Moose Dupont had nine shots for the Flyers. Bernie Parent let in three goals in the first 20 minutes and was replaced by Wayne Stephenson who played the rest of the game.
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 (1-1-2)scored in the first period. In the middle period, the Flyers added three goals in a span of 1:41 including Brian Propp's first NHL goal on his first shot in his League debut. In addition to MacLeish, Paul Holmgren had a goal and an assist. 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. The day prior to the game, Clark Gillies of NY asked to have his captaincy removed and Denis Potvin, who did not play in this game, was elevated to the role.
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.
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 (3-0-3) became the first US born player to score three goals in a Stanley Cup Finals' game in the Flyers 8-3 victory. Bobby Clarke had four (1-3-4) points, Bill Barber (1-2-3), Bob Dailey (0-3-3) and Pete Peeters (20 saves) also had key roles. NY went 3-for-6 on the PP while the Flyers were 2-for-8. Billy Smith allowed six goals in 40 minutes and was replaced by Chico Resch for the last 20 minutes of the game. NY led 1-0 but the Flyers recovered for a 3-1 lead after one period and a 6-2 lead after two periods. Prior to the game, Cid Barnes, the wife of Flyers' D-man Norm Barnes, sang the National Anthem and the Flyers upped their record to 7-0-2 in nine games when she sang.
May 17, 1980 -- In Game 3, 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, Rick MacLeish scored twice, 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. NY led 1-0 after the first period and had a key stat on their side since the team scoring first won 46 of 64 games in the 1980 playoffs entering this contest. The Flyers rallied to take a 3-2 lead into the third period and Rick MacLeish added an insurance goal near the midway mark. The Isles had two more PPGs giving them 14 in the series -- an NHL record. Bob Kelly played in his 100th PO game.
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 winning goal was redirected by the Nystrom on a pass by John Tonelli. The Flyers entered the third period down 4-2 but Bob Dailey and John Paddock scored third period goals to send the game to OT. The emotional game was chippy as it had 94 PIMs. In the opening period, after Reggie Leach scored a PPG, Denis Potvin tied the game 1-1 on a questionable play which led to much discussion since his stick was near shoulder level when it batted a puck that went past goalie Pete Peeters. The Flyers complained but referee Bob Myers denied their claim by saying "The stick was around the chest area." A damaging no call by linesman Leon Stickle on an obvious offside cost the Flyers when Clark Gillies' pass to Butch Goring was at least a foot behind the blue line and out of the zone; NY capitalized on the linesman's poor decision and led 2-1. After the game, Stickle said "I was in the right position as the puck came back across. I guess I blew it. Maybe there was tape on the stick and it confused me. Maybe I was too close to the play. Apparently, the replay showed I missed it." Brian Propp scored with 1:02 remaining in the opening period and the game was tied 2-2. Mike Bossy (10th goal of the POs) gave NY a 3-2 lead and then Nystrom boosted NY to a 4-2 lead with 14 seconds left in the middle period. After the Flyers evened the game 4-4 in the third period on the goals by Dailey and Paddock, Paul Holmgren and Clark Gillies fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5z3RQzQxTA . The scoring concluded at that point until the OT where NY won for the sixth time in seven OT games in 1980. Four Islanders' had multi-point games led by Nystrom's two goals and three Flyers' (Rick MacLeish, Kenny Linseman and Holmgren) had two assists. NY was 2-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 1-for-3. The Islanders two PPGs gave them 16 in the 6-game series. It was the only playoff game shown that season on national US TV (CBS) and it would be the last hockey game broadcast nationally on network TV in almost 10 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFjMIWkXHSM
September 23, 1980 -- The teams met for the first time since the 1980 Finals and played to a 5-5 tie in a pre-season game at NY. Mel bridgman tied the game with five minutes remaining. The Islanders, earlier in the day, signed Bryan Trottier's brother, Monty, to a contract and he assisted on a goal by his brother. Phil Myre and Pelle Lindbergh shared goaltending duties for the Flyers.
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 backed by Pete Peeters' 23 saves. Brian Propp scored the GWG at 7:11 of the third period, the same time Bobby Nystrom scored the 1980 OT Cup clincher. As the Flyers celebrated the goal, an altercation ensued as Islanders' goalie Billy Smith (5 minutes) speared Paul Holmgren (2 minutes) and Gord Lane of NY was tossed as third man in. After the game, Smith called Holmgren "a villain" and then challenged referee Dave Newell by calling him "too scared." Smith said "Sure, I deserved the spearing penalty but when they call the other penalties, I will stop the cheap stuff. There's only one thing left, keep on slashing and retaliating till someone gets hurt or they wise up."
October 25, 1980 -- The Flyers prevailed 3-1 in NY backed by Pete Peeters' 20 saves. 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 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxx2PS9GR8o
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. It was the 12th time that season in 13 challenges that the Flyers were correct in claiming the opponet had an illegal stick. Afterwards, the Islanders' trainer Ron Waske called the Flyers' move "bush" but then said "I know that that 75% of our sticks are illegal." Al Arbour said "It is a good lesson. It better not happen again...I don't blame the Flyers. It was a good move." Kallur blamed the stick factory, saying he received them that way.
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. Holmgren also fought Dave Langevin -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTsynnjpTO4
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 Flyers' 2-0 home win. It was Froese's 16th NHL start and decision (14-1-1 record) and his fifth shutout (2 against the NYI and one each against the NYR, NJD and LAK). After the game, Isles' President and GM said "Take one look at this (Islanders) team and tell me one area we don't need help. If I was going to trade anyone on this team, I'd have to trade all 20 players."
March 19, 1983 -- Mats Hallin (7 goals all season) 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. 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 and Brent Sutter (2-1-3) scored twice in the Islanders' 6-2 win in Philadelphia.
January 21, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored his first career hat trick, including two third period breakaways off Billy Smith, and the Flyers rolled to a 7-1 win in the Spectrum. After each goal, the Notre Dame fight song was played for the school's graduate and Flyers' rookie. Poulin was on a line with Tim Kerr and Brian Propp. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Miroslav Dvorak added three assists. The Flyers scored four third period goals.
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 at NY. 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, who became the first NHL player to scored 50 goals in eight straight seasons, contributed 11 shots on goal including his 50th and 51st goals.
April 4, 1985 -- The Flyers defeated NY 3-0 in Philadelphia as Pelle Lindbergh made 34 saves and the Flyers scored each goal in the second period. Tim Kerr scored the first goal and assisted on the second tally. Lindbergh was a perfect 16-for-16 in a scoreless first period and held the Islanders in check until the Flyers erupted in the middle period.
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 infraction. After two periods, the Flyers outshot NY 30-15 and held a 2-0 lead.
April 21, 1985 -- In Game 2, Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves, Brian Propp had a natural hat trick and Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4, including three first period assists) in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. 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. The first Islanders' goal snapped a streak of 168:16 of shutout play by Lindbergh against the Islanders dating back to the regular season. The Flyers defense, especially Brad Marsh, played a terrific game. Afterwards, Denis Potvin said of the Flyers "They were flawless, just flawless." 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 why by the 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.
January 17, 1987 -- Tim Kerr snapped a 2-2 tie with a PPG in the third period in an eventual 4-2 win at NY. Chico Resch picked up the win. Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored the insurance goal.
January 18, 1987 -- Pat Lafontaine's second goal gave the Islanders a 3-1 win in the Spectrum. The Islanders scored twice in the third period after the game was tied 1-1 in the first period. At the 7:47 mark of the second period, a massive brawl erupted leading to the eventual suspensions of head coaches Mike Keenan and Terry Simpson for one game each. Lindsay Carson (PHI) and Brian Curran (NYI) were among the main particpants and the result was 114 PIMs and the ejections of the Flyers' Carson and Rick Tocchet and the Islanders' Curran and Steve Konroyd.
February 17, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves and the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 victory in the Spectrum. After Pat Lafontaine put the Islanders ahead 2-1 in the early second period, Dave Brown and Jean Jacques Daigneault of the Flyers scored. New York dominated much of the game and appeared to have evened the contest in the last period but Alan Kerr was penalized for goalie interference as his potential goal was disallowed.
April 5, 1987 -- NY scored the game's last six goals, including 4-0 in the third period, in a 9-5 win in the season finale played in Philadelphia. Brian Propp had a hat trick for the Flyers and the team led 2-0 at the 6:27 mark on two of 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. The Flyers finished the season just 5-5-3 but eventually went to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
April 20, 1987 -- In Game 1, Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Tim Kerr scored three goals in a 4-2 win on a Monday night in Philadelphia. The Islanders eliminated the Washington Capitals around 2:00 a.m. Easter Sunday morning in a four-overtime Game 7 epic in which Kelly Hrudey made an NHL-record 73 saves. Hrudey, however, didn't last beyond the first period as he surrendered three first period goals on the Flyers' first 10 shots. Kerr, who scored two PPGs, then completed his hat trick when he made the score 4-0 in the second period. 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 gave NY a 2-1 win. 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 while Ron Hextall made 24 stops for the Flyers. Philly 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. Kelly Hrudey made 30 saves in the loss. 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. Kelly Hrudey gave up five goals on 15 shots and was replaced by Billy Smith. Mike Bossy returned to the Islanders lineup for his first game since Game 2 of the previous series (Washington) when he was injured on a Lou Franceschetti check.
April 28, 1987 -- In Game 5, Randy Wood's fluky goal was the eventual GWG in the early third period goal in NY's 2-1 victory. NY's first goal came when 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. Afterwards, Ron Hextall, who made 25 saves, said "It's a hard way to lose a hockey game on two terrible goals like that." Kelly Hrudey made 24 stops in the win.
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. In the last minute of regulation, Dave Brown fought Alan Kerr and Rick Tocchet battled Bob Bassen. Ron Hextall made 26 saves. Kelly Hrudey made 25 stops.
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, who made 22 saves, was 57 seconds away from a series ending shutout. Kelly Hrudey made 29 stops.
September 26, 1987 -- The teams met in a preseason game won by the Islanders 8-1 at NY. Bryan Trottier had a hat trick and four points. There were 149 PIMs including a melee at the 19:59 mark of the second period when five players were tossed. The day before, Islanders' legend Denis Potvin announced his retirement effective at the end of this season.
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 -- Brian Dobbin netted the GWG with 22 seconds to play in Philly's 4-3 victory at NY. The Islanders lost a home opener for the first time in eight years and owned a record of 12-1-0 in their last 13. Ilkka Sinisalo scored a SHG in the third period but the Islanders scored twice off Wendell Young to even the score 3-3.
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 in the Spectrum. Randy Wood and Mikko Makela each scored twice in the third period when the Islanders out-scored Philly 5-0. Wendell Young (six career appearances) played in goal for the Flyers. At the 2:41 mark, a brawl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoGl4...spx?Game=30767
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 but after the Islanders evened the game, John LeClair notched the game-winner with Ziggy Palffy in the penalty box. Afterwards, Palffy said "I took a stupid penalty, they scored a goal. It's my fault." Ron Hextall made 26 saves but left late in the third period due to a groin strain.
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 a 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 a PPG with 31 seconds to play to complete a Philadelphia rally in a 5-4 win. The Flyers, who once led 3-1, trailed 4-3 with under eight minutes to play. Keith Acton evened the game 4-4 to set up Sinisalo's dramatics which came after NY's Joe Reekie was penalized for holding. After the game was over, the Islanders' Doug Crossman tossed a stick at referee Bill McCreary and after consulting with linesmen, McCreary opted to give Crossman a 10-minute major. Crossman claimed the stick was busted and he kicked it. Tim Kerr (0-4-4) assisted on the last four Flyers' goals. The Islanders were in a 14-game skid (0-11-3).
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 -- 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, during a five-minute major to Ken Baumgartner who was penalized for punching Rick Tocchet near the eye and drawing blood. Baumgarter, who swung at Tocchet while still wearing his glove, claimed that he hit a stick that ended up making contact with Tocchet who required four stitches. The Flyers won 5-1 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, who entered the game with three goals all season, registered a hat trick in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Dave Brown broke Ken Baumgartner's right orbital bone in a fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gmwXp_VcU The fight was in retaliation as earlier in the game Baumgartner beat Brad Jones in a fight; Jones was an obvious unwilling participant.
January 12, 1992 -- Philadelphia led 4-0 after one period, including the first two by Kevin Dineen, and hung on for a 4-3 victory. It was the 600th home victory in Flyers' history. Mark Pederson had three assists. NY goalie Steve Weeks was replaced by Mark Fitzpatrick in the first period. 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 win in the Spectrum. Brent Fedyk (1-3-4) and Eric Lindros (2-1-3, many big body checks) had solid outings, too; the trio combined for 10 points after two periods. The go-ahead goal, by Recchi, came with 49 seconds left in the middle period and gave Philly a 4-3 lead. The Flyers took a 5-3 lead on Ryan McGill's first NHL goal and though Lindros didn't figure in the scoring he created the play when he flattened David Volek; Rod Brind'Amour followed later with a PPG. Later, Lindros leveled Steve Thomas who went after Dimitri Yushkevich. Glenn Healy of NY faced Stefane Beauregard in goal., one of 16 appearances for the goalie in the Flyers' uniform.
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 in 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. Eric Lindros scored twice. David Volek and Patrick Flatley left the game with injuries and Steve Thomas was tossed for cursing at an official, Thomas then chastised his teammates after the game and called their play, 1-6 to start the season, "embarassing" among other operative words. NY led 2-1 after 40 minutes thanks mainly to strong goaltending by Hextall. When Flatley high-sticked Jason Bowen, the Flyers' player retaliated and damaged Flately's jaw; out of the scrum, the Flyers got a PP and then scored to even the game. The Islanders continued to take penalties and the Flyers capitalized with Lindros adding a PPG to make it 3-2. Dimitri Yushkevich made it 4-2.
November 21, 1993 -- Ron Hextall and the Islanders defeated the Flyers 5-4 in Philadelphia as Pierre Turgeon netted the GWG 24 seconds into OT. After NY scored first, both teams scored three consecutive goals -- the Flyers in a span of 5:30 in the middle period to take a 3-1 lead and then NY as Benoit Hogue's second goal of the game, on the PP gave his squad a 4-3 lead with under three minutes left in regulation; however, 16 seconds later, Mikael Renberg tied the game at 4-4 with exactly two minutes to play.
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 gave the Flyers a 5-4 home victory. Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Eric Lindros (1-2-3) each had three points. NY led 2-0 midway in the game and set a team record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal at exactly 162 minutes backed by Ron Hextall. The Flyers then scored three times in under six minutes to take a 3-2 lead after two periods. Uwe Krupp scored twice in the third surrounding an Andre Faust goal and the game was deadlocked 4-4 as regulation ended.
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 was traded to Philadelphia by the NY Islanders with NY's 6th round choice (used to select Dmitri Tertyshny) in the 1995 Entry Draft for Tommy Soderstrom.
January 24, 1995 -- Despite strong goaltending by Ron Hextall, who made 21 saves in the first period and 37 in the game amid many derogatory chants by the 11,000-plus Islanders' fans, NY beat the Flyers 4-3. The Isles dominated the first 40 minutes 34-8 in shots and a 3-1 lead. Benoit Hogue scored a third period penalty shot to boost NY's lead to 4-1. Eric Lindros scored twice, the first time he played against his brother Brett in any formal game. 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 and Ron Hextall made 29 stops in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philadelphia. John LeClair had two goals and Lindros assisted on goals by Pat Falloon and Shjon Podein. When the Islanders committed two penalties on the same play, substitute head coach Rick Bowness (Mike Milbury was scouting) became irate and earned a bench minor -- and 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. Paul Coffey added three assists. Janne Niinimaa scored his first NHL goal. There were four fights including Lindros-Rich Pilon.
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 trounced the Islanders 5-1 at NY as they scored four PPGs, including three in under seven minutes in the middle period. John LeClair scored two goals.
March 5, 2000 -- Despite a 46-shot attack on Kevin Weekes, including six each from Chris Therien and Eric Lindros, the Flyers lost at home 4-3 in OT on a Mariusz Czerkawski tally. The Flyers led 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to play in the third period but the Islanders evened the game with 2:55 to play on a PPG by Jamie Rivers. Philly outshot NY 46-33 but the Islanders had all three shots taken in the extra period. In the first period, the Islanders were penalized for a rare illegal substitution penalty.
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. Philly had a record of 13-12-4. Down 1-0, the Flyers got a pair of goals from Keith Primeau and never trailed after that. Kevin Stevens (1-2-3) led Philly in scoring. The Flyers held a 40-18 shot advantage, JVB played goal for NY.
February 1, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 stops (just one in the first period) and Eric Desjardins' early third period goal snapped a scoreless tie (Mark Recchi added an ENG) in a 2-0 victory for the Flyers.
February 9, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 23 saves, Peter White had three assists and Dan McGillis had two points in the first period to pace Philly to a 5-2 win at NY. The Flyers third goal was initiually ruled no goal by video replay but during the ensuing TV timeout, and before play resumed, a different angle showed the puck did indeed cross the goalline which angered head coach Butch Goring.
February 14, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at NY in front of 8,296.
February 22, 2001 -- Roman Hamrlik scored with 17.9 seconds left in OT and the last place Islanders beat the first place Flyers 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-1 but Juraj Kolnik scored the Islanders second and third goals. The teams faced each other four times in February 2001 and it was the third meeting in NY in 14 days. The game was played during a steady snowfall and the crowd at faceoff was estimated at 2,000 patrons.
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. Adrian Aucoin played over 35 minutes for NY.
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 but Simon Gagne suffered a groin injury and missed 29 of the next 31 games. Mark Recchi's PPG midway in the third period was the GWG.
November 11, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett made 23 saves and Jeremy Roenick had two points in the Flyers' 2-1 win at home. Garth Snow made 31 stops in the loss.
November 29, 2003 -- Philadelphia scored five goals in the second period in a 5-1 win. The last three goals came in the final six minutes of the middle period. John LeClair (1-1-2) was the only player with a multiple-point effort; 12 others players had one point.
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. Donald Brashear and Eric Godard hooked up in a solid fight with Brashear being cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q0gE...spx?Game=88207
November 10, 2005 -- Patrick Sharp scored twice, including the only goal of the third period, and the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 hole to win 3-2. Antero Niittymaki made 38 saves. Jeff Carter had three points. NY outshot Philly 20-5 in the first period and sixteen seconds after the Islanders scored their second goal, Arron Asham (NYI) fought Mike Richards. The Flyers then out-scored NY 2-0 in the middle period and 1-0 in the final period.
November 26, 2005 -- Jason Blake scored three times and Garth Snow made 34 saves in NY's 4-2 win at Philly. R.J. Umberger scored two first period goals.
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 -- Mike Richards delivered an incredible performance, despite multiple injured teammates, as he notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win. Of the seven goals scored, six came via special teams including two SHGs by Richards who tied a franchise mark with that feat. It was the Flyers' 1,500th regular season win. The Flyers were missing seven players including Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Keith Primeau and Kim Johnsson. Eric Desjardins returned to the lineup after missing the previous 29 games.
March 4, 2006 -- Chris Campoli scored on the PP in the third period and NY skated to a 4-2 win.
April 18, 2006 -- The Flyers scored four times in the third period en route to a 4-1 win at New York in the season finale. R.J. Umberger knotted the score 1-1 at the 1:00 mark then Jeff Carter added the GWG with 8:22 to play. The Flyers added two SHGs with the empty-net as Eric Desjardins was in the box. Robert Esche made 31 saves for the victory. Garth Snow, in his final game as an NHL player, stopped 22 shots.
November 30, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 39 saves and the Flyers held on for a 3-2 win at NY. Philly led 2-0 after one period when Simon Gagne scored a SHG with five seconds left and then after Mike Knuble's PPG with 1:39 left in the second period gave Philly a 3-0 lead, Chris Simon quickly responded; NY added a third period goal. Alexandre Picard had his first two NHL assists and he was one of three Flyers' d-men with limited NHL experiecne joining Lars Johnsson and Jussi Timonen.
December 16, 2006 -- Alexei Zhitnik was traded to Philadelphia by the Islanders for Freddy Meyer and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Mark Katic) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
December 20, 2006 -- Mike York was traded to Philadelphia by the Islanders for Randy Robitaille and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Matthew Martin) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
January 2, 2007 -- Robert Esche had 40 saves and the Flyers withheld a NY rally to win 3-2. Kyle Calder and Ryan Potulny added third period goals that gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead but the Islanders scored twice within 33 seconds in the 17-minute mark.
January 18, 2007 -- Mike Sillinger snapped a third period tie in NY's 4-2 road win in Philadelphia. Sillinger's goal came on a 5-on-3 PP.
February 7, 2007 -- Rick Dipietro made 27 saves in NY's 2-0 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves.
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 in a 6-5 win at NY. Jason Blake had a first period hat trick and four points in the game.
March 24, 2007 -- Andy Hilbert scored with 4:40 remaining in NY's 4-3 win. Martin Biron made 30 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 17-5 in the opening period but the score was 1-1. Jason Blake scored with 1:14 to play in the second period to knot the game at 3-3.
April 7, 2007 -- Wade Dubielewicz, subbing for the injuured Rick Dipietro, made 28 saves in NY's 4-2 win in Philly. The Islanders led 3-0 but after Simon Gagne scored in the second period, Mike Richards added a SHG with 1:02 left in the third period to bring the Flyers to within 3-2. NY added an ENG. Derian Hatcher played in his 1,000th NHL game.
October 13, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 29 saves and Jeff Carter broke a scoreless tie in the second period in Philly's 3-1 home win.
November 12, 2007 -- Mike Richards' 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.
February 12, 2008 -- Trent Hunter had three points in NY's 4-3 home win. Antero Niittymaki made 43 saves in the loss. NY outshot Philly 47-29.
March 1, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 33 saves and Mike Knuble had three points in Philly's 4-1 win at NY.
March 8, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell scored two of the Flyers' four PPGs in a 4-1 home win. Martin Biron made 32 saves. The Flyers went 4-for-7 on the PP and killed all five disadvantages. Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn each had three points.
March 23, 2008 -- Daniel Briere had three points and Martin Biron made 32 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win.
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. The Flyers won all four contests against the Islanders in March 2008.
October 30, 2008 -- Martin Biron made 34 saves and Jeff Carter scored the GWG on the PP at 4:37 of overtime to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 home victory. It was Carter's second goal of the game and eighth of the season. Simon Gagne added two assists.
November 11, 2008 -- In a Veterans' Day matinee, the Flyers won 3-1 at NY. Daniel Briere snapped a scoreless tie with 6:30 left in the second period and them Mike Richards scored a key SHG in the middle of the third period to lead the Flyers' offense. Martin Biron made 35 and backed a PK that was 8-for-8.
FLYERS vs. ISLANDERS 2008-09:
October 30 -- at Philadelphia (Flyers won 3-2 in OT)
Though backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves against Carolina to improve to 4-1-2, Martin Biron will likely be back in net Tuesday trying for his ninth consecutive victory over the Islanders.
Biron is 16-4-0 with a tie and a 1.87 lifetime GAA versus New York. The 16 wins are his most against any opponent.
Marty always plays well against the Islanders. He'll be in net.
Also noteworthy is that Joey MacDonald is 0-4-1 against the Flyers with a 3.56 GAA and .877 save %.
Marty Biron (9-6-4, 2.94 goals-against average) will be tonight's goalie against the Islanders at the Wachovia Center, with the sizzling Antero Niittymaki (4-1-2, 2.44 goals-against) penciled in as the starter Thursday against visiting Carolina, a team he has defeated twice this season.
With numbers like that, the Flyers anticipated a possible 80-point season from a healthy Lupul.
He has been healthy, but his numbers have diminished considerably.
“Last year it was more consistent for me as far as linemates are concerned,” Lupul said. “This year we’ve had injuries all year and I kind to seem to be knocked back a little bit. I want to get on one of those streaks, but I need more opportunities.”
Stevens is giving Lupul this opportunity to escape the doghouse.
“Lupul seems to get a little more confidence when he’s a little more involved in the hockey game,” Stevens said. “He has been doing some good things. He’s starting to come for me a little bit. He’s moving his feet with the puck, shooting the puck more and getting them on net and that’s what he has to do and he’s getting better in those areas. Now he’s going to get a chance to play with a couple guys who have been going really well lately, and hopefully he’ll take advantage of that opportunity.”