All but one of the Flyers’ 15 homes games thus far have been decided by one goal.
In December, four of the five Flyers' games have gone into overtime.
The Flyers have won one of three shootouts this season.
Simon Gagne on the comeback vs. Carolina and what was said prior to the third period: “He (John Stevens) said those fans pay a lot of money to watch us play and that was not good enough for them to pay that kind of money and see that kind of show, if you want to call it that....I think we gave a pretty good showing in the third period.”
John Stevens: "I thought the guys came out [in the third period] and showed a very good effort. It shows the character of our hockey team. It wasn’t just one guy, but across our lineup.”
FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP: Forwards:
12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle/3 Lasse Kukkonen
47 Luca Sbisa -- 41 Andrew Alberts
30 Antero Nittymaki
43 Martin Biron (expected to start)
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 but could be sent to the AHL as part of a conditioning routine.
25 Matt Carle (sore back) has not played the last five games but there is a 90% chance he will rejoin the team for today's game.
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 Darroll 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-PENGUINS' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers are 130-73-30 (T)-5 (OTL) in the regular season.
The Flyers are 88-20-8 (T)-2 (OTL) at home and 42-53-22 (T)-3 (OTL) away.
The Flyers are 4-0-0 in their last four regular season home games.
The Flyers are 1-7-3 in their last 11 regular season games at Pittsburgh.
The home team has won the last nine regular season games.
The Flyers won PO series in 1989, 1997 and 2000 and lost in 2008. They are 13-10 (7-4 home and 6-6 away) in 23 PO games.
1967 -- October 19 -- In the first ever regular season home game for the Flyers, Philadelphia topped Pittsburgh 1-0 as Doug Favell made 21 saves and recorded his first career shutout while Bill Sutherland scored the lone goal 2:59 into the third period in front of 7,812 spectators at the Spectrum. Sutherland's shot was just one of three for Philadelphia in the third period and 17 (outshot 21-17) in the game. It was the Flyers' fourth game after a 1-2-0 road trip.
1967 -- November 8 -- The teams met in Pittsburgh for the first time, a 1-1 tie. Bill Sutherland got the lone goal and Bernie Parent made 41 saves.
1967 -- November 15 -- Hank Bassen shutout the Flyers, 5-0, the first time the Flyers were blanked.
1967 -- December 17 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win.
1968 -- January 6 -- Pittsburgh double Philly's shot total 32-16 but Doug Favell backed a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh.
1968 -- January 7 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 37-24 but for the second consecutive night Doug Favell was the story as he backed Philly to a 3-1 win. The Flyers trailed 1-0 through the first 34+ minutes.
1968 -- February 21 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 38-27 but yet again Doug Favell was strong foe the Flyers in a 1-1 tie. The Pens dominated the last period with a 14-4 shot advantage. Pittsburgh scored in the opening period and the Flyers responded in the second period.
1968 -- February 25 -- Pittsburgh scored two first period goals and Les Binkley had 29 saves in the Penguins' 2-1 win in Philly. Doug Favell made 30 saves.
1968 -- March 30 -- Because of the Spectrum's roof damage, this was one of the games moved to Quebec City and the Penguins' Les Binkley made 23 saves in a 2-0 win.
1968 -- March 31 -- The Pens won 5-1 in Pittsburgh, helped by a 43-shot attack and Hank Bassen's 31 saves.
1968 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent made 20 stops and the Flyers outshot the Penguins 40-20 in a 3-0 victory in the home opener.
1968 -- November 9 -- The Flyers won 3-0 as Doug Favell recorded the shutout by making 37 saves and Brit Selby snapped a scoreless tie with 3:03 to play in period two. The Flyers outshot the Pens 37-18 and registered their second straight shutout win for the Flyers over Pittsburgh.
1968 -- December 17 -- Dick Sarrazin (2-1-3), Andre Lacroix (2-0-2) and Brit Selby (2-2-4) each scored twice for the Flyers in their 8-2 win; Keith McCreary scored twice for the Pens.
1969 -- January 4 -- Each team scored in the middle period and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in Pittsburgh.
1969 -- January 26 -- Dick Cherry scored twice in the final 1:07 to break open a 3-3 tie in the Flyers' 5-3 win. Pittsburgh led 3-0 past the midway stage. Dick Sarrazin (0-4-4) assisted on the Flyers' final four goals. Myron Stankiewicz had two assists, he had five points in his brief Flyers' career.
1969 -- February 1 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Bernie Parent made 37 saves.
1969 -- March 29 -- Dick Sarrazin scored twice for the Flyers in the second period in a 3-3 tie. The Flyers had 42 shots on Joe Daley. The teams met the next night in Pittsburgh and the Pens won 2-1 with their own 42-shot outing.
1969 -- March 30 -- George Swarbrick and Dunc McCallum each had a goal and an assist in the Pens' 2-1 win in Philly. The Pens made it 2-0 with a goal with under three minutes to play. Doug Favell made 40 saves.
1969 -- October 15 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh.
1969 -- November 22 -- Down 3-0 as the third period began, Pittsburgh scored five times for a 5-3 victory. The attendance at the Igloo was 5,464.
1969 -- November 30 -- Al Smith made 38 saves and Bernie Parent made 30 saves in a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum.
1969 -- December 21 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the 4-0 shutout win. Four Flyers had two-point games.
1970 -- January 18 -- Pittsburgh scored the last three goals of the third period to record a 6-4 win in Philly. Jean Pronovost had three points and Val Fonteyne had two goals. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
1970 -- February 17 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-19, including 10-2 in the third period, and skated to a 4-2 win in the Igloo.
1970 -- March 28 -- Pittsburgh won 2-1 in Philly. Les Binkley made 29 saves. Bernie Parent made 31 saves.
1970 -- April 1 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 42-26 and won 4-1 in the Igloo.
1970 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent (30 saves) and Les Binkley (24 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in front of 7,535 in Pittsburgh.
1970 -- November 1 -- The Flyers defeated Pittsburgh 3-2, having won just once against the Penguins in the prior 12 games (1-6-5).
1971 -- January 5 -- Bobby Clarke's (2-1-3) GWG midway in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and the Flyers won for the first time (0-9-2) since December 9, 1970.
1971 -- February 10 -- Pittsburgh led 4-1 after 20 minutes and skated to a 5-3 home win.
1971 -- March 10 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Igloo. Gary Dornhoefer and Andre Lacroix each had two points for the Flyers.
1971 -- March 28 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and the Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-1 home win. Bruce Gamble made 41 saves continuing his play for the recently injured Doug Favell.
1971 -- October 9 -- Fred Shero made his NHL head coaching debut but Darryl Edestrand's 35-foot drive in the third period goal gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 home win in the season opener for both teams. After Bobby Clarke tied the game in the first period, in part when Pierre Plante roughed up Les Binkley, Bryan Watson of Pittsburgh retaliated and earned multiple penalties including leaving the penalty box after the Flyers' bench cleared.
1971 -- December 26 -- Serge Bernier (1-4-5) and Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) dominated the Penguins in a 6-1 Flyers' home win. The duo had nine points in the first 28+ minutes. Ed Van Impe and Bob Kelly each had a goal and an assist.
1972 -- January 15 -- Tim Horton assisted on each of the Penguins' four goals in a 4-2 home win.
1972 -- January 30 -- Bruce Gamble (33 saves) led Philly to a 4-0 shutout win. Ten days later, he suffered a career-ending heart attack in a game at Vancouver.
1972 -- April 1 -- The Flyers needed two points in their final two games of the season to secure a PO berth. In this game, Pittsburgh tied the score with 46 seconds remaining in a 4-4 final. To make the POs, the Flyers needed a point against Buffalo. The score was tied 2-2 when the Sabres' Gerry Meehan's 45-foot shot beat Doug Favell with :04 seconds to play. The Penguins won their game the same day and advanced to the POs through a tiebreaker.
1972 -- November 2 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Bobby Clarke and Bill Clement each had two points. Clement's SHG with 1:13 to play in the middle period was the GWG. The Flyers had two PPGs.
1972 -- November 8 -- Pittsburgh scored four times in under eight minutes in the first period en route to a 5-2 home win. Less than two minutes into the game, Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor suffered a hamstring injury which kept him from playing until December 27. He was replaced by Doug Favell who eventually stopped 34 of 39 shots. Bill Barber scored both Flyers' goals.
1973 -- January 27 -- Rick MacLeish scored two third period goals in Philly's 5-3 win in Pittsburgh. MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer had three points apiece.
Bill Barber had the GWG. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves. There were four fights in the game including Moose Dupont beating Jean-Guy Lagace. Barry Ashbee, who received 26 PIMs in the game, was eventually suspended six games for making contact with official Bryan Lewis.
1973 -- March 11 -- Gary Dornhoefer's second goal of the game was the lone third period tally in a 3-2 Flyers' win.
1973 -- April 1 -- In the final game of the regular season, Rick MacLeish became the first Flyer and eighth NHL player to record 50 goals in a season. The goal, which was MacLeish's 100th point of the season, gave the Flyers a 4-1 second period lead; however, the Pens staged a comeback and Jean Pronovost's goal with 1:13 to play was the difference as they won 5-4. Earlier, Dave Schultz netted consecutive first period goals. The goalies: Bobby Taylor (Flyers) vs. Cam Newton (Penguins).
1973 -- October 27 -- Bernie Parent shutout the Penguins in Pittsburgh by making 23 saves in the 6-0 victory. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) had three points.
1973 -- November 4 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and the Flyers had 47 shots in a 7-0 drubbing. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) led the offense. In nine days, Philly beat Pittsburgh twice by a combined total of 13-0. This was the Flyers' eighth win of the season and fifth via shutout.
1974 -- February 7 -- Marc Bolieau's head coaching debut with Pittsburgh met with a tough defeat as Terry Crisp snapped a 4-4 tie late in the third period of the Flyers' 5-4 home win. About eight minutes earlier, Bobby Clarke tied the game 4-4. Dave Schultz scored Philly's first two goals. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 41-22, including 22-6 in the third period.
1974 -- April 6 -- Jean Pronovost had five points (2-3-5) off Bobby Taylor in the Penguins' 6-1 victory.
1974 -- December 22 -- Bernie Parent (24 saves) recorded his 30th shutout with the Flyers, a 4-0 win. Rick MacLeish's SHG midway in the second period snapped a scoreless tie. Ed Van Impe had two assists.
1975 -- March 8 -- Pittsburgh's Ron Stackhouse (0-6-6) had six assists, a still-existing mark for most assists by an opponent against the Flyers, in the Penguins' 8-2 win. The six assists in a game and four assists in a period tied existing NHL records. Eight different Pens' players scored off the goalie tandem of Bobby Taylor and Wayne Stephenson. This was the Flyers only loss in their last 19 regular season games as they finished the 1974-75 season 16-1-2.
1975 -- March 13 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves and recorded the shutout while six Flyers scored in a 6-0 victory. Michel Plasse was replaced at the 25:39 mark, down 4-0, by Gary Inness. Rick MacLeish had two first period assists. Ed Van Impe scored in the middle period, his only goal of the 1974-75 season.
1975 -- October 25 -- In a furious third period, Pierre Larouche scored a PPG with four seconds to play and the Penguins rallied from a 4-0 hole to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Pittsburgh. The Pens trailed 4-1 as the third period opened and with under 12 minutes to play. The Flyers were then whistled for four consecutive minors in under four minutes in the game's last six minutes leading to a PPG by Colin Campbell with 1:45 to play which brought the Pens to a one-gaol deficit. After Gary Dornhoefer was called for holding with 1:14 to play, Larouche evened the game. Upon leaving the penalty box, Dornhoefer was assessed minor and misconduct penalties which gave the Flyers 20 PIMs in the last six minutes to zero for Pittsburgh.
1975 -- November 9 -- The Flyers won 6-4 in a game highlighted by a bench-clearing braw late in the third period that started with a battle between Gary Dornhoefer and Steve Durbano. Ross Lonsberry, Harvey Bennett and Jack McIlhargey of Philly were all tossed while Barry Wilkins of the Pens was also ejected. Dave Schultz was assessed 25 PIMs this night. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 57-30 including 21-4 in the middle period (Flyers had the only goal off future Flyer Gary Inness).
1976 -- January 3 -- Bill Barber (2-2-4) led the Flyers in their 8-4 win. The Flyers had four goals and 19 shots in the first period.
1976 -- January 15 -- Bobby Clarke assisted on three goals in a 4-1 victory.
1976 -- March 9 -- Ed Van Impe and Bobby Taylor traded to Pittsburgh for Gary Inness and four late picks including one used to take Pete Peeters.
1976 -- October 28 -- Bernie Parent (21 saves) with the shutout in the 3-0 home victory. Reggie Leach, Mel Bridgman and Bobby Clarke scored.
1976 -- November 13 -- Pierre Larouche scored with under seven minutes remaining and Dunc Wilson stopped 25 shots in the Penguins' 1-0 home win.
1977 -- January 29 -- Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) had three points in the Flyers 5-2 win in Pittsburgh.
1977 -- March 13 -- Wayne Stephenson (22 saves) with the shutout and Don Saleski recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career in a 4-0 home win. The Flyers held a 16-1 shot advantage after one period en route to a 39-22 margin in the game.
1977 -- October 15 -- Bobby Clarke had five points (1-4-5) in the Flyers' 8-2 victory. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bob Dailey added a pair of goals each. The Flyers out-scored Pittsburgh 4-0 in the third period.
1977 -- October 20 -- Bernie Parent (20 saves) with the shutout in an 11-0 clubbing. It remains the Flyers' largest shutout victory and the eleven goal margin is tied for the biggest (later equaled in 1984 in a 13-2 win over Vancouver) victory. The Flyers dominated the contest throughout scoring just nine seconds into the game and tallying four times in the first period thanks to a 21-4 shots advantage (54-20 in the game). Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) led the offense. The Flyers won the last three games against the Penguins by a 23-2 margin. This was the fourth game of the season and Don Saleski, who had a goal, recorded his ninth point (6-3-9) in those four games. After four games this regular season, the Flyers were a remarkable 4-0-0 with 31 GF and 3 GA.
1978 -- January 12 -- The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the game was even 3-3 as the Penguins scored three times in the first 3:49 of the middle period. The teams swapped goals in the third period and finished in a 4-4 draw.
1978 -- February 25 -- Orest Kindrachuk assistsed on all three goals in Philly's 3-1 win in Pittsburgh.
1978 -- June 14 -- Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry were dealt to Pittsburgh for a first round pick used to select Behn Wilson.
1978 -- October 19 -- The Flyers beat the Penguins 3-1 aided by the only goal (and point) of Danny Lucas' 6-game NHL career.
1978 -- December 14 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Reggie Leach snapped a 1-1 tie in a 2-1 home win.
1979 -- March 10 -- Denis Herron made 36 saves and Greg Malone scored in the third period to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win in the Igloo.
1979 -- December 20 -- The Flyers tied the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak (28 games) when Behn Wilson's controversial goal beat Greg Millen on the PP with about four minutes to play in a 1-1 tie. While some Pens claimed the puck was kicked into the net by Wilson's skate, referee Dave Newell allowed the goal and Wilson asserted that he tapped the puck with his stick just prior to it entering the net.
1980 -- February 2 -- Pete Peeters made 30 stops and recorded his first career shutout and the Flyers scored four first period goals in a 4-0 victory.
1980 -- February 17 -- Brian Propp's GWG with 1:50 to play capped a 3-0 third period rally in a 6-5 home win. Pittsburgh blew leads of 3-0 and 5-2 but still led 5-4 with under six minutes remaining until Tom Gorence tied the score at 5-5. Philly had 20 first period shots and 43 in the game. Ross Lonsberry scored twice for Pittsburgh.
1980 -- March 11 -- The Flyers won 4-3 in Pittsburgh. The keys goals: Reggie Leach and Al Hill midway in the second period, 41 seconds apart. Orest Kindrachuk gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and George Ferguson scored twice in the third period.
1980 -- October 9 -- Yves Preston, Al Hill and Bill Barber each scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 victory.
1980 -- December 13 -- Bobby Clarke (3-0-3) scored three goals in the second period in Philly's 6-5 road win. Paul Gardner (4-0-4) had four goals, including three on the PP (the Pens had four), the last of which gave the Pens a 5-2 lead midway through the game. Clarke and Gardner combined for five second period goals. The GWG was by Mel Bridgman, the only third period tally. Former Flyer Ross Lonsberry had three points, all first period assists.
1981 -- January 21 -- Pete Peeters made 33 saves and Mel Bridgman scored the GWG in the first minute of play in the Flyers 5-0 home win. Paul Holmgren added a pair of goals in the third period. Rick MacLeish ahd three points.
1981 -- February 17 -- The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 33-19 and Al Hill had two points in Philly's 4-1 home win.
1981 -- October 11 -- The Flyers set a team record with their fastest four goals -- 82 seconds - and Ilkka Sinisalo became the third NHL player in history to score his first goal via a penalty shot, off Paul Harrison, in the Flyers 8-2 victory. The victors scored five goals in the third period, including four from the 16:23 to 17:45 mark.
1981 -- October 29 -- The Flyers won 6-4 led by Mel Bridgman (3-1-4) who scored three times off Michel Dion, including the game-winner with about five minutes to play. Ken Linseman had four assists. The game featured 43 penalties and 222 PIMs and among the festivities were two wins by Behn Wilson over Paul Baxter including one at the 11:17 mark of the first period when a 20-minute stoppage resulted in 18 penalties and 144 PIMs. Brian Propp had 17 PIMs and three points.
1981 -- November 7 -- The Penguins beat the Flyers 7-2 to end a 9-game skid to the Flyers. Philly was 17-1-2 in the last 20 regular season games in this series. Paul Gardner (3-0-3), Randy Carlyle (1-3-4), Mario Faubert (2-0-2) and Pat Boutette (0-3-3) led the Pens. Pelle Lindbergh gave up seven goals on 45 shots in his second NHL apperance; he next played March 4 after returning to the minors.
1981 -- December 9 -- Ken Linseman and Bobby Clarke scored first period goals and then Bill Barber tallied consecutive goals in the third period in Philly's 4-1 win in the Igloo. Paul Holmgren was tossed from the game in the opening period when he took a swing at referee Andy van Hellemond who called Holmgren for a 5-minute major but didn't call anything against Paul Baxter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRemorcdDwU
1981 -- December 20 -- Ron Flockhart's PPG with 2:15 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and the Flyers added an ENG for a 3-1 victory. Michel Dion kept Pittsburgh in the game by making 34 saves including 18 in the first period.
1982 -- January 23 -- Ron Flockhart (2-1-3) and Al Hill scored in the final nine minutes of the third period to help the Flyers tie Pittsburgh 5-5. The Pens blew leads of 3-1 and 5-3.
1982 -- February 7 -- Ray Allison scored with 1:18 to play, the Flyers third in the last period, to beat Pittsburgh 5-4. Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) scored two second period goals for the Pens to give them a 4-2 lead.
1982 -- February 20 -- Pittsburgh had five PPGs and Rick Kehoe registered five assists in the Penguins' 6-5 win. The game was tied 3-3 when Behn Wilson was whistled for a cross-checking major in the final 1:15 of the middle period; that led to three Penguins' PPGs including one by Mike Bullard with two seconds to play which gave the Pens' a 4-3 lead. At 2:50 of the third period, the Pens' led 6-3.
1982 -- October 23 -- Bobby Clarke played in his 1,000th NHL regular season game but the Penguins spoiled the feat with two third period goals in a 4-2 win. The real story was goalie Michel Dion who made 48 saves as the Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 50-17.
1982 -- October 28 -- Philadelphia destroyed Pittsburgh 9-2 as Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Ray Allison (2-0-2) scored twice and Lindsay Carson added three points (1-2-3).
1982 -- December 4 -- Pelle Lindbergh (24 saves) and Dennis Herron (30 saves) battled to a scoreless tie. Bill Barber suffered a torn MCL when he crashed into the boards, resulting in his absence from the lineup for the next 14 games; in his return, he had five points against Hartford.
1982 -- December 12 -- Paul Holmgren gave the Flyers a lead they never relinquished in a 4-3 win in the Spectrum. Paul Baxter scored Pittsburgh's last two goals. Philly outshot the Penguins 45-22. Brad McCrimmon had a key goal, his first as a member of the Flyers.
1983 -- January 13 -- Darryl Sittler and Bill Barber scored twice and the Flyers won their 10th straight game of the season, 8-1.
1983 -- February 24 -- Mark Taylor had three (1-2-3) points and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in Philly's 6-3 victory in the Spectrum. The Penguins led 3-2 late in the second period but Sinisalo scored a PPG goal and then the Flyers dominated the final period by scoring three goals. The Flyers outshot the Pens 18-6 in the third period and 43-30 in the game.
1983 -- March 6 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in the Flyers 5-3 win in Pittsburgh.
1983 -- October 9 -- Philadelphia plastered Pittsburgh 7-1 as Bill Barber (2-0-2) recorded his 400th NHL goal. Tim Kerr added two goals. The Flyers led 2-0 after 40 seconds and 4-0 before the 10 minute mark. The lead increased to 6-0 after two periods.
1983 -- October 23 -- In a multi-player/pick swap, Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley, Mark Taylor and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Mike Stevens) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft were dealt to Pittsburgh for Rich Sutter and Pittsburgh's 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft, October 23, 1983.
1983 -- November 20 -- In the first ever regular season OT game in Flyers' history, Bobby Clarke tallied the GWG in a 6-5 win. The Penguins led 3-2 after 40 minutes but were overcome by an 18-6 shot advantage by the Flyers in the third period and OT. Mike Bullard had three points for Pittsburgh. Brian Propp socred twice for the Flyers.
1983 -- December 3 -- Five Flyers had multi-point games in the first period as Philly led 5-1 at the break and skated to a 6-3 victory in the Igloo. The Flyers outshot the Pens 46-26. Thomas Eriksson and Ron Sutter each had three points. A brawl at 32:10 highlighted by Randy Carlyle-Rich Sutter.
1984 -- January 3 -- The Flyers rallied for three goals in a span of 2:25 late in the third period and claimed a 7-5 victory. Darryl Sittler (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) sparked the offense. Sittler tied the game on a PPG and then Tim Kerr scored the eventual GWG 37 seconds later. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 17-7 and outscored them 4-2 in the final 20 minutes.
1984 -- March 22 -- Philadelphia rattled Pittsburgh with seven third period goals in a 13-4 massacre. Tim Kerr had six points (2-4-6), including his 50th goal of the season, while Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) each registered hat tricks off Denis Herron. The Flyers recorded team records for assists (22) and points (35) in a game. The 13 goals is tied for the most in team history.
1984 -- March 28 -- Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh for the 11th straight time, 5-3. The Flyers won all seven games against the Pens in the 1983-84 season. Tim Kerr scored his 50th goal.
1984 -- October 20 -- Doug Shedden's goal with 37 seconds to play enabled the Penguins to snap an 11-game losing skid in this series with a 3-1 victory; Moe Mantha added an ENG.
1984 -- October 21 -- Tim Kerr scored twice on the PP in Philly's 4-2 win.
1984 -- December 1 -- Philly peppered Roberto Romano with 44 shots in a 3-1 win. Ed Hospodar had the only goal as the third period began, then Tim Kerr scored twice.
1985 -- February 18 -- Philly pummeled Pittsburgh 8-2 to send the Pens to their ninth straight loss and 12th in a row without a win. The Flyers scored four goals in five minutes and claimed a 4-0 lead on a 19-1 shots advantage in the first period. Philly outshot the Pens 43-18. Bob Froese improved to 7-0-0 against Pittsburgh.
1985 -- March 10 -- The Flyers scored seven second period goals in an 11-4 destruction of Pittsburgh. The Flyers led 4-3 then scored six goals in 13:18. It was the rare NHL games that saw four goalies play including Brian Ford and Roberto Romano for the Penguins.
1985 -- March 19 -- Three third period goals gave the Flyers a 5-3 win. The Flyers had 24 goals and won all three games against Pittsburgh in four weeks.
1985 -- October 12 -- Bob Froese made 42 saves and Murray Craven snapped a 2-2 tie with under six to play in Philly's 4-2 win at Pittsburgh. Peter Zezel had two points to lead the Flyers.
1985 -- November 24 -- Dave Poulin scored three goals off Denis Herron in a 7-4 win.
1985 -- December 21 -- Bob Froese had 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at Pittsburgh.
1985 -- December 22 -- Murray Craven scored 2:12 into OT in the Flyers' 3-2 win. The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep.
1986 -- January 28 -- Darren Jensen had 35 saves and Dave Poulin scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 2-2 tie at Pittsburgh.
1986 -- March 20 -- Tim Kerr became the first Flyers' player to record three straight 50-goal seasons as Philly trounced the Pens 5-1 in the Spectrum. It was also coach Mike Keenan's 100th victory with the Flyers (in his 152nd game, the second fastest coach to reach that total in NHL history).
1986 -- April 5 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored 1:39 into OT in the Flyers' 4-3 win.
1986 -- October 23 -- Pittsburgh started the season with seven straight wins but with a 5-3 win the Flyers preventing the Pens from tying the NHL record for wins to start a season. Mark Howe had three points.
1986 -- October 25 -- Philly began the season with a perfect 6-0-0 record but lost 4-2 at Pittsburgh. Roberto Romano had 41 saves, Doug Bodger two goals and Mario Lemieux had three assists.
1986 -- December 20 -- The Flyers skated to a 6-4 win in Pittsburgh as Ilkka Sinisalo and Brad McCrimmon each had three points. Philly scored twice with a span of 10 seconds in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The Flyers scored four times in the middle period. Ron Hextall had 29 saves.
1987 -- January 29 -- Dave Poulin's goal snapped a 3-3 tie and Murray Craven added a pair of goals earlier in the third period in the Flyers' 5-3 win.
1987 -- February 19 -- The Flyers' team-record home win streak (23) vs. one opponent was snapped in a 4-4 tie. Pittsburgh blew leads of 2-0 and 4-2. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) scored the only two goals of the third period including the tying tally with 1:57 remaining.
1987 -- March 22 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Dave Brown and Brad McCrimmon scored second period goals. Craig Berube fought and defeated Dan Frawley in two fights.
1987 -- March 24 -- Pittsburgh rallied from a 3-0 second period hole to tie the Flyers 3-3 in the Igloo. Glenn Resch made 36 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 35 stops for the Penguins. Don Nachbaur and Warren Young got into a clash, Nachbaur and Mitch Wilson were tossed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuh_...spx?Game=32086
1987 -- October 18 -- Dave Brown scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 3-2 win.
1987 -- November 12 -- Mark Howe had three points and led the Flyers to a 5-2 home win backed by Ron Hextall's goaltending.
1987 -- December 15 -- Murray Craven (1-3-4) had four points and the Flyers skated to a 5-2 win in Pittsburgh backed by Ron Hextall's goaltending.
1988 -- January 15 -- The Flyers scored three PPGs en route to a 5-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers upped their record to 31-4-4 in the last 39 games played in this series.
1988 -- March 19 -- Steve Guenette made 38 saves and Mario Lemieux (1-3-4) and Zarley Zalapski (1-3-4, first NHL goal) led the offense in a 7-0 home win. Don Nachbaur of Philly was assessed a team-record eight different penalties in the game.
1988 -- March 20 -- One night after losing by seven goals, the Flyers rebounded with a 4-2 win by scoring four times in under 10 minutes in the second period. Peter Zezel had three points in the four-goal outburst.
1988 -- October 18 -- Mario Lemieux (3-1-4) led Pittsburgh to a 4-2 win.
1988 -- November 6 -- Mark Howe (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 win in the Spectrum. Rob Brown had three points for Pittsburgh. A few fights in the game including Jeff Chychrun beating Richard Zemlak. Later, Scott Mellanby was given an attempt to injure penalty as he wrestled Doug Bodger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn8v8...spx?Game=17103
1988 -- December 8 -- The Flyers won 4-3 as Pelle Eklund scored twice and Jay Wells and Rick Tocchet added two points each. The game featured nine different fighting majors with no Flyers' player getting more than one.
1988 -- December 29 -- The Flyers were victorious 3-2 in Pittsburgh in a game featuring six fights, including Rick Tocchet handling Dan Frawley. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 31-17 and scored three goals via special teams.
1989 -- February 3 -- Pittsburgh finally won in Philadelphia, a first since January 20, 1974. The Flyers' loss ended a team record 42-game (39-0-3) home unbeaten streak against one opponent. Philly went 48-1-4 in a 53-game stretch of home games against the Penguins around this time. Wendell Young made 39 saves in the 5-3 victory.
1989 -- April 3 -- The Flyers pulled their goalie in OT in an attempt to improve their PO positioning in the final day of the regular season but lost when Mario Lemieux scored his 85th goal of the season, 6-5. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 43-21 and rallied to tie with three third period goals after trailing 5-2. The Flyers had a 29-2-1 home record against Pittsburgh in the 1980s (a 2-game skid).
1989 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Pittsburgh's Rob Brown netted the only goal of the third period, with 6:43 to play, in a 4-3 home win. Kevin Stevens and Zarley Zalapski assisted on the same three goals. Philly led 3-1 in the second period.
1989 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, Tim Kerr scored a natural hat trick, all in the first period, in the Flyers 4-2 win. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Tom Barrasso gave up three goals on nine shots and was removed after the first period.
1989 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, Phil Bourque scored the GWG in OT and Tom Barrasso made 44 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in Philadelphia.
1989 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, the one-sided special teams was the difference. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs in the second period and Terry Carkner added a third period shorty in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. The Penguins went 0-for-8 on the PP. John Cullen gave the Pens a 1-0 lead 3:22 into the game.
1989 -- April 25 -- In Game 5, Mario Lemieux (5-3-8) thrilled the home crowd by scoring a hat trick just 6:55 into the game and added a fourth before the period ended in the Penguins' 10-7 win. Pittsburgh led 6-1 after one period and 9-3 after two periods but the Flyers nearly staged an improbable rally by scoring four third period goals to narrow their deficit to 9-7. Lemieux's final goal came via empty net on his ninth shot. Paul Coffey (0-4-4), Rob Brown (2-1-3, consecutive goals within three minutes of each other) and Bob Errey (1-2-3) contributed. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) led the Flyers' attack. Eklund scored six seconds into second period, the fastest PO goal to start any non-first period in NHL history. Lemieux was questionable for the game as he was knocked out of Game 4 after bumped heads with teammate Randy Cunneyworth. Fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_O4DPIYck8&NR=1
1989 -- April 27 -- In Game 6, Tim Kerr (10-4-14 in the series) and Derrick Smith each scored a pair of goals and the Flyers fought out elimination with a 6-2 thrashing of the Penguins. Mark Howe had three assists. Ilkka Sinisalo returned to play after three months out with a broken arm and added a psychological boost; he played in just 13 regular season games and missed the first 11 post-season contests. The victory was very costly, however, as Kerr was slashed by Jim Johnson rendering him ineffective for the remainder of the playoffs due to a broken finger. Randy Cunneyworth had two goals for the Pens while Mario Lemieux was held to zero points and had a -4 in the +/- column.
1989 -- April 29 -- In Game 7, the Flyers responded with one of the most stirring triumphs in team history as they stunned the Pens 4-1 in Pittsburgh to advance to the Conference Finals. Backup netminder Ken Wregget, who starred and made 39 saves, started due to a sprained MCL injury suffered by Ron Hextall in Game 6; Wregget was informed he'd play after the morning skate. With the game tied 1-1 in the early second period on a PPG by Mario Lemieux (9-5-14 in the series), the Flyers' Jeff Chychrun was penalized about a minute later but Dave Poulin quieted the Igloo crowd with a SHG. Mike Bullard and Scott Mellanby added third period goals. The Flyers' PK unit killed seven of eight penalties. Tim Kerr had team-records of 15 points and 10 goals in the series, including five on the PP. Kerr (10-5-15) was joined by Propp (6-5-11) as 10+ points-performers for Philly in the series.
1990 -- January 30 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win in Pittsburgh. Tony Tanti had all three Penguins' goals.
1990 -- October 16 -- Prior to a game in Pittsburgh, Tim Kerr's wife Kathy passed away from complications just ten days after giving birth to a daughter named Kimberly. Mrs. Kerr was chairwoman the previous two years of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, which raised over $800,000 for leukemia research in the most recent fundraiser. With Kerr flying back to Philadelphia upon hearing the news, the Flyers won 5-1 as Scott Mellanby scored twice.
1990 -- October 31 -- Tim Kerr played in his first game since learning of his wife's death earlier in the month. The Penguins won 6-2 as Mark Recchi had four points.
1990 -- November 21 -- The Flyers recovered from a 2-0 hole and scored five straight goals ending in a pair by Pelle Eklund in the third period for a 5-4 win in Pittsburgh. Less than three minutes into the third period, Flyers' goalie Pete Peeters was injured after a collision with Kevin Stevens and replaced by Bruce Hoffort who surrendered two goals on 10 shots.
1991 -- January 15 -- The Flyers led 4-0 less than 15 minutes into the game and held on for a 5-4 home win. The Penguins rallied to get within 4-3 but Paul Coffey, who earlier in the game became the Penguins' highest scoring defenseman ever, was penalized for interference; the Flyers switched goalies from Pete Peeters to Ron Hextall and on the ensuing PP Mike Ricci scored. Rick Tocchet added two goals for the Flyers which gave him his fourth consecutive 30+ goal season.
1991 -- March 30 -- In the regular season finale, each team scored three third period goals in a 4-4 tie. The Flyers finished with a 2-10-3 mark in th last 15 games. Pittsburgh had 10 PPs compared to two for the Flyers.
1991 -- November 29 -- Kevin Stevens scored a natural hat trick in the first period and had five points (4-1-5) in Pittsburgh's 9-3 win in the Spectrum. Stevens scored a natural hat trick in the first period as the Pens led 3-0 after 20 minutes. Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4) and Mario Lemieux (2-1-3) chipped in. The Penguins led 6-0 before the Flyers scored the next three in the third period; Dan Quinn (1-2-3), Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (0-2-2) had all eight points.
1992 -- February 19 -- In a major trade, Rick Tocchet was traded to Pittsburgh with Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in the 1993 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft.
1992 -- October 6 -- Eric Lindros made his NHL regular season debut, a 3-3 draw in Pittsburgh in a game broadcast live across America on ESPN, the network's first hockey broadcast after the NHL's four-year commitment with SportsChannel America. Dominic Roussel was exceptional in goal for the Flyers as he made 42 saves and was perhaps the game's best player. Mario Lemieux opened the scoring in the first minute of the contest and he later added an assist and had eight shots on goal. Kevin Stevens made it 2-0. Brent Fedyk got the Flyers on the board prior to the end of the first period. Rick Tocchet of the Penguins scored a PPG when Brian Benning was ejected for spearing Lemieux and the score was 3-1 after two periods. Lindros scored his first NHL regular season goal to make it 3-2 just 31 seconds into the last period and teammate Doug Evans recorded the tying goal at 1:19. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 45-29 but the Flyers had the only two shots in overtime. Afterwards, Lindros admitted "I usually sleep like a bear from 1 to 5 but today I was nervous." Lemieux said "He played pretty well for a first game, I thought he was nervous."
1993 -- March 2 -- The Flyers snapped their 14-game winless streak (0 W - 9 L - 4 T - 1 OTL) in this series despite the return of Mario Lemieux. Garry Galley scored the lone goal of the third period, with 3:33 remaining, in the 5-4 victory. The Flyers' Dominic Roussel gave up three goals on 11 shots and was replaced by Tommy Soderstrom who made 21 of 22 stops. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) had three point games. Kevin Stevens (2-1-3) led Pittsburgh. The Pens scored three PPGs. The last Flyers' victory against Pittsburgh was January of 1991.
1993 -- March 20 -- Mario Lemieux (4-1-5) and Ron Francis (1-4-5) led the Penguins to a 9-3 home win. The Penguins led 7-0 after two period; the Flyers scored the first three goals of the third period. Pittsburgh had 43 shots.
1993 -- October 5 -- In the season opener, the Flyers beat Pittsburgh 4-3. Dimitri Yushkevich scored the lone third period goal. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) led the Flyers' attack.
1993 -- November 16 -- Jaromir Jagr had five points (1-4-5) in Pittsburgh's 11-5 win. The score was tied 3-3 midway through when Kjell Samuelsson scored his second goal of the season leading to a four-goal explosion to finish the period. The Pens had 48 shots. In the last two Flyers' games at Pittsburgh, the Pens had a 20-8 goal advantage.
1993 -- December 28 -- The teams played to a 4-4 draw. Marty McSorley's first tally of the season evened the game with the only goal of the third period. Pittsburgh had 40 shots including all six of the OT period.
1994 -- February 13 -- Tom Barrasso turned aside 22 shots and Mario Lemieux scored twice in the third period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. It was the only time the teams met in the calendar year of 1994. Pittsburgh next won in Philadelphia in the 2000 playoffs.
1995 -- March 5 -- The Flyers exploded for four goals in the third period with an 18-6 shot advantage en route to a 6-2 victory. Philly scored two first period PPGs but the Pens tied the score prior to the end of the second period. The Flyers had four PPGs inclusing the game-winner by Eric Lindros midway through the third.
1995 -- April 16 -- The Flyers won 4-3 when Rod Brind'Amour scored the GWG 1:30 into OT with Ulf Samuelsson in the penalty box for high sticking at 19:59 of the third. Mikael Renberg knotted the score with 20 seconds to play in regulation on a PP with Troy Murray in the box for a boarding major/game misconduct with 49 seconds to play in the third. Pittsburgh had just seven shots after the first period (16 in the game).
1995 -- December 17 -- The Flyers won 6-5 thanks to two late third period goals by Eric Desjardins and Rod Brind'Amour. The Flyers were in front 4-2 but the Penguins took a 5-4 lead with a pair of third period goals. The Flyers held a 49-38 shot advantage.
1996 -- March 31 -- John LeClair beat Tom Barrasso three times in a 4-1 victory.
1996 -- November 21 -- Dale Hawerchuk (3-1-4) recorded a hat trick off Ken Wregget in a 7-3 win. Hawerchuk entered the game with just one goal in 15 games all season. He had three points in the third period.
1997 -- February 16 -- The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep with a 6-2 win in Pittsburgh, scoring the last six goals of the contest. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but the Flyers erupted for four third period tallies started by an early SHG off the stick of Trent Klatt (2-0-2). In the previous day's game, the Flyers won 5-1 in Philadelphia.
1997 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Philadelphia, Eric Lindros (1-3-4) and Pat Falloon (2-0-2) led the offense while Garth Snow stymied Pittsburgh by making 27 saves in a 5-1 triumph. Snow made his first PO start and among his terrific saves was a point blank glove save off Mario Lemieux in the final period. Rod Brind'Amour had two assists. The Pens entered the series 0-12-1 in their last 13 road games.
1997 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 win when Trent Klatt scored with 6:20 remaining in regulation. John LeClair tied the game at 2-2 just 72 seconds after Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) gave the Pens a 2-1 lead which came 81 seconds after Joel Otto knotted the game 1-1. Pittsburgh led 1-0 after 40 minutes on Mario Lemieux's (1-1-2) first period goal. Klatt (1-1-2) and Joel Otto (1-1-2)each had two points. Garth Snow made 28 saves in the win while Ken Wregget made 36 in the loss. The Penguins were now 0-14-1 on the road since a January 26 win in Montreal.
1997 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, the Flyers unleashed a 53-shot attack on goalie Ken Wregget and defeated the Penguins 5-3 in Pittsburgh. The teams combined for 39 shots (28-11 advantage for the Flyers) in the first period, the most ever in any Flyers' PO game, but the Pens led 2-1 on a pair of goals by Jaromir Jagr. Pat Falloon evened the game 2-2 near the midway point of regulation then Eric Lindros snapped the tie about three minutes later; John LeClair scored a key PPG with 12 seconds left while Mario Lemieux served a slashing penalty. Mikael Renberg had three points (1-2-3) including assists on the tying and go-ahead goals. Philly also set team marks for most shots in a PO period (28) and game (53). The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 53-38 inclouding 40-26 after two periods. The Legion of Doom line had 15 combined shots and seven points.
1997 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, Ken Wregget made 37 saves to prevent a sweep and Pittsburgh won 4-1 win. Ed Olczyk and Petr Nedved scored consecutive unassisted first period SHGs to lift the Pens. Mario Lemieux finished the scoring with a third period goal. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP.
1997 -- April 26 -- In Game 5, in what was Mario Lemieux's last game (before returning in 2000), the Flyers eliminated the Pens by a 6-3 score thanks in part to a terrific performance by Rod Brind'Amour who scored two SHGs in a span of 54 seconds in the first period. The scoring began early as Eric Lindros gave Philly a 1-0 lead 14 seconds into the game. The Pens eventually led 2-1 before Brind'Amour's consecutive goals with Petr Svoboda in the penalty box. After Pittsburgh scored a PPG in the second period, John LeClair and Trent Klatt responded and gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead. Brind'Amour's two SHGs tied the NHL record for most SHGs by a player in one period and in one playoff game; it was the second fastest such feat by a player in NHL PO history. Brind'Amour (2-1-3), Lindros (1-1-2) and Janne Niinimaa (0-2-2) led the offense. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 45-18. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP. Ken Wregget made 29 saves in the defeat. The Pens went 0-15-1 in their last 16 road games. Lemieux (1-1-2) announced April 5, 1997 that he would retire upon completion of this season and was given a loud show of appreciation from the Flyers' fans in attendance.
1998 -- March 7 -- The Penguins scored three third period goals en route to a 6-4 win. In the game, Darius Kasparaitis' shoulder to the head of Eric Lindros resulted in the first of six concussions for the Flyers' forward who missed the next 18 games before returning in mid-April.
1998 -- March 8 -- Alexandre Daigle's goal 4:07 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 win in Wayne Cashman's final game as head coach. Shjon Podein scored with 46 seconds to play to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead but Jaromir Jagr tied the game with 15 seconds to play in regulation. Ron Hextall stoned Stu Barnes on a penalty shot attempt.
1999 -- February 21 -- Eric Lindros and Daymond Langkow scored in the middle period and Ron Hextall finished with 18 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 win. Lindros and John LeClair had two points.
1999 -- March 13 -- Ron Hextall played at Pittsburgh his 487th game as a Flyer which moved him past Bernie Parent as the most games by a goalie in franchise history. Hextall finished with 489 games. The Penguins won the game 4-0 on Petr Skudra's shutout and the offense of Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4) and Martin Straka (2-2-4).
1999 -- April 8 -- The Flyers won 3-1 at home as Rod Brind'Amour had two points and JVB made 17 saves.
2000 -- January 23 -- John LeClair scored with 1:00 to play in a 4-4 tie. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 20-4 in the first period but trailed 2-1. Sandy McCarthy beat Dennis Bonvie in a spirited clash.
2000 -- February 24 -- Luke Richardson scored with nine seconds remaining in OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. John LeClair had three points.
2000 -- April 27 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Semis, Ron Tugnutt made 28 saves in Pittsburgh's 2-0 victory in Philadelphia. Tugnutt entered the game with a 1-7-2 lifetime mark against the Flyers. Jaromir Jagr scored in the first period and the Pens added an ENG. Despite being outshot 28-14, Pittsburgh won in Philadelphia for the first time since February 13, 1994 and recorded a victory in the Flyers' new home which opened for the 1996-97 season. Including the 1997 POs, the Flyers had won 16 straight home meetings with the Penguins. Roger Nielson returned to the team as an assistant coach. Dr. Isadore Brodsky (and other medical personnel) advised the Flyers' head coach not to return to full-time head coaching duties due to multiple myeloma diagnosed December 9. Neilson left the Flyers on February 19 and underwent stem cell transplant surgery on March 10 to battle the form of bone cancer. Neilson said "Although I had hoped to come back as head coach, I am completely respectful of the doctors' opinions and I look forward to helping out Craig and the coaching staff in any way I can."
2000 -- April 29 -- In Game 2, Jaromir Jagr and Robert Lang each scored twice in the Penguins' 4-1 victory in Philly. Ron Tugnutt made 44 saves and the Flyers' PP failed on all eight chances. With 5:09 to play, Philly's Rick Tocchet instigated a brawl that led to fighting majors and/or misconducts to all 10 on-ice skaters including battles between Craig Berube-Matthew Barnaby and Luke Richardson-Rene Corbet. After the game, Darius Kasparaitis said "This is the year 2000, not the year 1960. I don't know what they are trying to prove but they don't scare us." The Flyers won the next four games.
2000 -- May 2 -- In Game 3 at Pittsburgh, Andy Delmore's OT tally, his second goal of the contest, sparked the Flyers to an important Game 3 victory, 4-3. Delmore was a +3 in the win. The Flyers dominated the overtime getting 11 of the 12 shots taken by both teams. The Flyers outshot the Pens 44-18, including 22-5 combined in the third period and OT. Keith Jones (1-2-3) had three points including an assist on Delmore's game-winner, a play started by Jody Hull. The Flyers lost their last eight OT post-season games. The Pens' trio of Jaromir Jagr-Jan Hrdina-Martin Straka had eight of the team's nine points.
2000 -- May 5 -- In Game 4 at Pittsburgh, Keith Primeau's exhilarating goal at the 152:01 mark, in the fifth overtime at 2:35 A.M. ET, ended the third longest game in NHL history and gave Philly a 2-1 victory. The game took the real time of 6:56 to play, the longest in NHL history. The Flyers evened the series 2-2. Philly held a shot advantage of 72-58 as goalies Ron Tugnutt (70 saves) and Brian Boucher (57 saves) shined. The Pens were credited with 42 blocked shots. Dan McGillis played a game-high 61:05. Jaromir Jagr played 59:08. Eric Desjardins had a game-high 73 shifts. There were 159 faceoffs.
2000 -- May 7 -- In Game 5 at Philly, the Flyers won 6-3. Andy Delmore (3-0-3) had a record-setting outing: became the first Flyers' d-man to score a hat trick in any PO game, became the first NHL rookie d-man to have a hat trick in a PO game, tied the NHL record for most goals in a PO game by any d-man and he became the first NHL rookie d-man to have two multiple-goal games in a PO year (he had two goals in Game Three). Mark Recchi (1-4-5) also had an exceptional outing: he tied a team PO record with five points (previously done by Reggie Leach and Bob Dailey) and his four assists (done five times) tied that category high in team history. Jaromir Jagr left the game with a quad injury and did not return.
2000 -- May 9 -- In Game 6 at Pittsburgh, Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 series clinching victory. Brian Boucher made 27 saves, the lone goal against came midway in the final period. Rene Corbet scored midway in the third for Pittsburgh's only goal. In the first minute, Keith Primeau was taken off the ice on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion after being hit by Bob Boughner who, the previous game, was hit in the chest by a Luke Richardson slapshot. Series review: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...yoffs/east_2a/
2000 -- November 24 --Garth Snow made 36 saves for Pittsburgh in their first regular season win, 1-0, at Philly after 13 straight losses.
2001 -- February 7 -- Alexei Kovalev recorded five points in his 600th NHL game leading Pittsburgh to a 9-4 victory. The Penguins scored five times in the second period; the score was 3-3 after one period. The Flyers' Kent Manderville scored a SHG in the first period, snapping a 122-game scoreless drought.
2001 -- April 7 -- John LeClair scored the GTG and the GWG on PPs in the Flyers' 4-3 win in OT. The Pens led 3-0 after one period, scoring in a stretch of 6:15 as Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr each had three points, but the Flyers scored their last three on the PP. The Flyers held a 21-3 shot advantage in the second period and 39-14 in the game; the shots were 31-6 after the first period.
2001 -- October 31 -- Brian Boucher stopped 27 shots in a 3-0 win.
2002 -- January 21 -- Mario Lemieux (0-4-4), Alexei Kovalev (1-2-3) and Alexei Morozov (2-1-3) combined for 10 points in a 4-2 Pens' win which snapped the Flyers' 8-game win streak.
2002 -- January 29 -- Marty Murray scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 3-2 win. Keith Primeau knotted the score with 18 seconds left in the third period.
2002 -- March 23 -- Mark Recchi played in his 1,000th NHL game, the 177th player to do so. He had two assists in a 4-4 tie.
2002 -- November 27 -- John LeClair suffered a dislocated shoulder and missed the next 47 games; he did not return until March 13, 2003. Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 41 saves in Pittsburgh's 7-2 win. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 43-21 inclusing 19-2 in the third period.
2003 -- March 29 -- Roman Cechmanek made 20 stops and in a 3-0 win.
2003 -- March 31 -- Keith Primeau had three second period points in the Flyers' 6-1 rout in Pittsburgh.
2004 -- January 12 -- Pittsburgh won in Philadelphia, 2-1, their first non-shutout win in Philadelphia since a December 17, 1992 OT win. The Penguins had just three wins in their prior 26 trips to Philadelphia and all were via shutout.
2005 -- October 14 -- Mike Rathje scored a PPG 3:17 into OT to lift the Flyers, 6-5. Philly led 5-1 about halfway though the game after Simon Gagne connected with consecutive goals and then Derian Hatcher followed with a SHG. Peter Forsberg (0-4-4) and Gagne (2-2-4, +4, seven shots) each had four points. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 41-20 including 5-0 in OT.
2005 -- November 16 -- Sidney Crosby (2-1-3) scored in the final minute of OT to lift Pittsburgh 3-2. The game was scoreless entering the third period. The Pens scored twice in a 56-second span and then Joni Pitkanen scored a pair of PPGs; the score was tied 2-2 before the third period was seven minutes old. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 47-29, the Pens' lone OT shot was the goal.
2005 -- December 23 -- Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble scored within 1:09 in the last five minutes of the third period to spark the Flyers to a 5-4 victory. The Flyers held a 3-0 lead but the Pens scored the next four, including two by Sidney Crosby in the early third.
2006 -- October 5 -- Pittsburgh won the season opener 4-0 as the Flyers failed on all 10 PP chances. Marc-Andre Fleury set a record for most saves by a goalie in an opening-game shutout. The previous record was 38 by Glenn Hall (Chicago over Boston, 1964) in a 3-0 win.
2006 -- December 13 -- Sidney Crosby (1-5-6) and Sergei Gonchar (1-4-5) led Pittsburgh to an 8-4 win.
2006 -- April 11 -- Jeff Carter's tally with 6:32 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win. The Flyers scored three second period goals followed by three Pittsburgh goals, the last two coming in the third period.
2007 -- February 8 -- Sidney Crosby scored the lone goal in the shootout in Pittsburgh's 6-5 win. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) scored the last two goals of the game to send the game into OT. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (0-3-3) also had three points.
2007 -- November 7 -- The Flyers led 2-0 at the 5:33 mark and won 3-1 in the Igloo. Philly was 7-for-7 on the PK. Simon Gagne (dizziness/concussion) was injured by a Gary Roberts check and missed the next 26 games.
2007 -- November 10 -- The Flyers won 5-2 at home scoring four PPGs.
2007 -- December 11 -- Joffrey Lupul and R.J. Umberger had hat tricks for the Flyers in their 8-2 home win. Lupul (3-3-6) had the most points in a game for a Flyers' player since Eric Lindros had six in March 1997; Umberger (3-2-5) had five points. It was the first time two Flyers' players with a hat trick in the same game since 1986. Philly went 4-for-13 on the PP.
2008 -- January 24 -- Mike Knuble's goal lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win, the third of three goals scored in a span of 92 seconds in the early third period. Jim Vandermeer scored a PPG 3:53 into the final period but Whitney tied the game on a SHG 58 seconds later. Both goals were scored while Georges Laraque was serving a 5-minute major (and a game misconduct) after he drilled Steve Downie from behind head first into the board in the final 10 seconds of the second period. Afterwards Laraque said “Obviously, he wasn't hurt. He got up and smiled and laughed and fought in the third. He did a great job of milking it, and it worked.” Downie also was ejected from the game, nine seconds after Knuble's eventual GWG, for fighting with Ryan Stone. The teams alternated seven goals. R.J. Umberger had three points.
2008 -- February 10 -- Pittsburgh won 4-3 at home on Evgeni Malkin's four points. Simon Gagne played in his 15th straight game after missing the previous 26 but missed much of this contest with a concussion; he did not play in the final 27 regular season games and missed all 16 PO games.
2008 -- March 16 -- The Pens won 7-1 at home sending the Flyers to their 16th loss in the last 21 games. Afterwards, the Flyers won seven of the next nine as the regular season finished. Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora (both 2-2-4) had four-point games and Marian Hossa scored his first goal as a Penguin.
2008 -- April 6 -- In the regular season finale, the Flyers won 2-0 in a victory that helped elevate them to a sixth seed while the Penguins settled for second in the East. Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots. Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble each had two points. Sidney Crosby was scratched.
2008 -- May 9 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens won 4-2. Evgeni Malkin scored two goals five minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a two-goal lead, the first coming with seven seconds left in the first and the latter coming on a SHG in the second period.
2008 -- May 11 -- In Game Two of the Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens won 4-2. Max Talbot scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period. Jeff Carter had a game-high 8 shots. Braydon Coburn was hit by a deflected puck and suffered a nasty injury to his left eye.
2008 -- May 13 -- In Game Three of the Conference Finals in Philly, the Pens won 4-1. Marian Hossa scored twice and the Flyers were held to 18 shots, a combined 10 from Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble.
2008 -- May 15 -- In Game Four of the Conference Finals in Philly, the Flyers won 4-2. The Flyers led 3-0 in the first. Jordan Staal scored consecutive goals in the third to narrow the score to 3-2. Joffrey Lupul's ENG, his second tally of the night, clinched the victory and had a game-high seven shots. There were a few altercations in the game's final moments. Scottie Upshall’s hit of Jordan Staal sparked a fight between Derian Hatcher and Ryan Malone. On the ensuing faceoff, Mike Richards and Sidney Crosby traded slashes and were tossed.
2008 -- May 18 -- In Game Five of the Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 6-0 win. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots, Marian Hossa had four points (1-3-4) and Ryan Malone (2-1-3) had two goals and seven shots.
2008 -- October 14 -- Pascal Dupuis scored with 10.8 seconds left in overtime and the Penguins won 3-2 in Pittsburgh. The game was scoreless through the first 34+ minutes but then the Penguins scored twice in 32 seconds. The Flyers rallied for a pair of goals within 21 seconds in the last minute of the middle period to draw even.
2008 -- November 13 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead but lost in a 6-round shootout, 5-4. Alex Goligoski scored the only goal in the shootout. Sidney Crosby tied it with 2:23 left in the third period with his second goal. Simon Gagne scored two SHGs during the four-goal second period that put the Flyers up 4-3. He became the third Flyers' player to score two SHGs in one period of a regular season game, joining Brian Propp (1985) and Bill Barber (1978). Kimmo Timonen played over 30 minutes.
2008-09 FLYERS-PENGUINS' SCHEDULE:
October 14 -- Flyers 2 @ Penguins 3 (OT)
November 13 -- Flyers 4 @ Penguins 5 (SO)
December 13 -- Penguins @ Flyers 1:00
January 13 -- Penguins @ Flyers 7:00
February 21 -- Penguins @ Flyers 1:00
March 22 -- Flyers @ Penguins 3:00
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE and RESULTS: All Times are Eastern Time.
Hope I'm not out of line asking a favor of a division rival, but would you guys mind kicking some Penguin butt out there in this one. Isles fans like myself are still grouchy and stinging from our embarrassing loss to Sid and crew earlier this week.
Muchly appreciated. Thanx.
Zigomanis and Talbot most probably out for today's game.
Winger Connor James was recalled yesterday and it's almost certain he'll play. Eric Godard might return to the lineup.
It's possible that Fleury (OK to play) could come back as well.
Chris Minard was sent to AHL's WBS Penguins.
Zigomanis and Talbot most probably out for today's game.
Winger Connor James was recalled yesterday and it's almost certain he'll play. Eric Godard might return to the lineup.
It's possible that Fleury (OK to play) could come back as well.
Chris Minard was sent to AHL's WBS Penguins.
The Flyers haven't beaten anyone by a large margin the way the Pens have, so it's not surprising.
Great job on the GDT!
The Flyers usually suck at 1:00 pm games... it's time to break that streak.
LET'S GO FLYERS!!
Um, we beat the Thrashers 7-0. But other than that 19 of the 28 games so far decided by a one-goal margin. Those include the 1pm games which we lost both, one of them in overtime. The statistical sample is certainly not large enough with only two games but I don't think it's really out of the norm. We won a 2pm game and a 4pm game. Don't think afternoons vs. evenings has any influence.
For all the people who complained about our loss to Toronto, if your schedule theory is correct, this should be somewhat is an easy win. We had 6 games in 9 days, the Penguins right now are about to play their 7th game in 10 1/2 days...not better if not worse than we had it.
Thanks for another awesome GDT!!
I'm going to this one, I gave up my tickets to the Carolina game because the rain was so bad I live at the Jersey shore and it was all flooded. So I thought no big deal it's just Carolina won't miss much........
Let's Go Flyers!!!