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 UPDATE: was sent to the AHL Phantoms as part of a conditioning assignment, December 16.
43 Martin Biron has the flu/virus and is not expected to play tonight.
48 Danny Briere is expected to miss about 4-5 weeks from December 3. From Paul Holmgren: "Danny had an MRI (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." He was placed on LTIR, December 16 (according to news reports).
77 Ryan Parent (shoulder surgery) was expected to be out about 12-14 weeks from early October and is on injured reserve. 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 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 Mcm urray, 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
LW Darcy Tucker has a sprained left knee and is on the injured reserve list. He has missed the last 10 games but could return to the lineup during this road trip.
C Ben Guite has a rib injury and is out indefinitely. He is on injured reserve. He has missed the last 16 games but could return to the lineup during this trip.
RW Marek Svatos has back spasms and is listed as day-to-day. He could play during this trip.
C Joe Sakic (herniated disk, broken fingers) was placed on the injured reserve list December 3rd and is expected to miss three months after breaking three fingers and suffering tendon damage in a snowblower accident.
RW Brian Willsie has a sprained left knee and was placed on injured reserve December 8th.
AVALANCHE ROSTER: Forwards:
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
39 Tyler Arnason 5' 11" 204 Mar 16, 1979 29 Oklahoma City, OK, USA
59 Philippe Dupuis 6' 0" 192 Apr 24, 1985 23 Laval, CAN
28 Ben Guite ** 6' 1" 211 Jul 17, 1978 30 Montreal, QC, CAN
23 Milan Hejduk 6' 0" 190 Feb 14, 1976 32 Usti, CZE
37 T.J. Hensick 5' 10" 185 Dec 10, 1985 23 Lansing, MI, USA
54 David Jones 6' 2" 210 Aug 10, 1984 24 Guelph, ON, CAN
14 Ian Laperriere "A" 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 34 Montreal, QC, CAN
11 Cody McCormick 6' 3" 215 Apr 18, 1983 25 London, ON, CAN
55 Cody McLeod 6' 2" 210 Jun 26, 1984 24 Binscarth, MB, CAN
19 Joe Sakic "C" ** 5' 11" 195 Jul 7, 1969 39 Burnaby, BC, CAN
94 Ryan Smyth 6' 1" 190 Feb 21, 1976 32 Banff, AB, CAN
26 Paul Stastny 6' 0" 205 Dec 27, 1985 22 Quebec City, QC, CAN
42 Chris Stewart 6' 2" 228 Oct 30, 1987 21 Toronto, ON, CAN
40 Marek Svatos 5' 10" 185 Jun 17, 1982 26 Kosice, SVK
16 Darcy Tucker ** 5' 10" 178 Mar 15, 1975 3 3 Castor, AB, CAN
18 Brian Willsie ** 6' 1" 202 Mar 16, 1978 30 London, ON, CAN
8 Wojtek Wolski 6' 3" 210 Feb 24, 1986 22 Zabrze, POL
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
5 Brett Clark 6' 0" 195 Dec 23, 1976 31 Wapella, SK, CAN
52 Adam Foote "A" 6' 2" 220 Jul 10, 1971 37 Toronto, ON, CAN
22 Scott Hannan 6' 1" 225 Jan 23, 1979 29 Richmond, BC, CAN
44 Jordan Leopold 6' 1" 200 Aug 3, 1980 28 Golden Valley, MN, USA
4 John-Michael Liles 5' 10" 185 Nov 25, 1980 28 Indianapolis, IN, USA
24 Ruslan Salei 6' 1" 212 Nov 2, 1974 34 Minsk, BLR
29 Daniel Tjarnqvist 6' 1" 207 Oct 14, 1976 32 Umea, SWE
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL record against the Quebec/Colorado franchise is 33-22-14-3.
The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL record against the Colorado Avalanche is 4-8-4-3 with records of 2-4-0-2 at home and 2-4-4-1 away.
The last Flyers' win in this series was December 27, 2002. Philly is 0-2-3-0 since.
The last Flyers' home win was October 28, 1999. Philly is 0-1-2-0 at home since.
The last Flyers' road win was December 27, 2002. Philly is 0-2-1-0 away since.
Of the 19 games played, there have been four ties, nine one-goal decisions, four two-goal decisions and two games decided by 3+ goals.
The Flyers have defeated the Avalanche four times: twice in regulation and twice in OT.
The Flyers have won just four of the last 24 regular season games against the Quebec/Colorado franchise dating back to January 25, 1994.
All-time W-L-T-OTL record against the Nordiques: The Flyers were 29-14-10-0 in the regular season including records of 20-5-2-0 at home and 9-9-8-0 away.
The franchises have met twice in the POs, 1981 (3-2) and 1985 (4-2) and both resulted in victories for the Flyers. Philly is 7-4 overall with records of 5-1 at home and 2-3 away.
November 7, 1979 -- In the first ever meeting, the Flyers prevailed 4-3 in Quebec. Down 2-0 in the second period, Philly netted three consecutive goals to take a 3-2 lead into the third. Bob Kelly's second goal of the game added to that lead. The Flyers had 42 shots and Michel Dion made 38 saves in the loss.
December 13, 1979 -- In the first ever meeting in Philadelphia, the Flyers rallied with five third period goals en route to a 6-4 victory and extended their unbeaten streak to 25 games. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods, then Quebec scored twice in the third to take a 3-1 lead with just over nine minutes to play. The Flyers then scored the next four goals including Bill Barber's tying goal with 7:18 to play and Reggie Leach's go-ahead with 1:51 to play, the second goal of the game for each player. Barber and Kenny Linseman each had three points in the third period rally. The teams combined to score the last four goals in a span of 69 seconds.
March 27, 1980 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) had three points in a span of 3:08 and Pete Peeters made 22 stops in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) also had three points. Dennis Ververgaert (1-1-2) had his second goal covering his last 23 games. Jack McIlhargey bloodied Paul Stewart (later, an NHL official) in a fight.
April 1, 1980 -- Phil Myre made 37 saves in the Flyers' 3-3 tie at Quebec. Ken Linseman's wrist shot beat Goran Hogosta to tie the game. Reggie Leach scored his 47th goal. Real Cloutier scored twice for the Nordiques, including his 40th of the season.
August 11, 1980 -- John Paddock was sent to Quebec in return for an undisclosed cash total.
September 15, 1980 -- Andre Dupont was traded to Quebec for cash and a 7th round draft choice.
November 1, 1980 -- Down 2-0 in the third, the Flyers recorded the next three goals including two by Bill Barber in a games that ended tied 3-3 in Quebec. The Flyers three goals came in a span of 7:18. Jaime Hislop got the tying goal for the Nordiques.
November 9, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 26 saves and the Flyers clicked twice in the third period in a 3-1 victory. Tom Gorence scored the GWG 35 seconds into the final period while Bill Barber added an insurance goal on a 5-on-3. Moose Dupont returned to Philadelphia for the first time since his trade.
January 15, 1981 -- Michel Plasse stopped all 18 3rd period shots in Quebec's 4-1 win in Philadelphia. It was the Nordiques first win in this series. The Nords led 2-1 after two and scored twice on six shots in the final period.
February 7, 1981 -- Daniel Bouchard made 28 saves in the Nordiques' 5-3 home win. Anton Stastny scored two of Quebec's four PPGs. The Nords led 1-0 41 seconds into the game when Robbie Ftorek stripped Blake Wesley of the puck and beat Rick St.Croix. At the end of the second period, there was a fight between Brian Propp and Alain Cote.
April 8, 1981 -- In Game 1 of their Preliminary Round Series, the Flyers faced a streaking Quebec team that had lost just five of its last 29 games while Philly was just 4-5-5 in the last 14. In this game, though, the home team dominated with a 6-4 win and a 45-20 shot advantage, including 15-3 in the decisive third period. Paul Holmgren's goal 1:41 into the third period snapped a 3-3 tie, Al Hill followed midway through and after Quebec narrowed the score to 6-5 with a PPG at 17:55, the Flyers clinched the win with an ENG. Philly led 3-1 after one but the score was tied 3-3 after two. Brian Propp (2-1-3), Ken Linseman (0-3-3) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) led the winners. The Nords were led by Dan Bouchard's 39 saves and Anton Stastny (2-1-3), Peter Stastny (0-3-3) and Michel Goulet (1-2-3). Rick St. Croix tended goal for the Flyers.
April 9, 1981 -- In Game 2 in Philly, the Flyers beat Quebec 8-5 led by Bill Barber's hat trick and three points from Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Al Hill (0-3-3). Barber scored twice in the first and Philly led 3-1. In the second, Barber completed his hat trick and each team scored twice. After Ken Linseman scored, the Nords tallied a pair and cut the gap to 6-5 with 6:35 to play but Bridgman scored and Bobby Clarke added an ENG. For the second straight game, many penalties were distributed near the conclusion. Dan Bouchard was replaced by Michel Plasse after surrendering six goals. Pete Peeters started for the Flyers.
April 11, 1981 -- In Game 3 at Quebec, Dan Bouchard made 32 saves, Michel Goulet (1-1-2, 8 shots) scored near the 50 minute mark to snap a scoreless tie and Peter Stastny (1-1-2) added an insurance goal with under three minutes to play in Quebec's 2-0 win. Twenty seconds after the Nordiques went up 2-0, Goulet and Stastny received fighting majors for battles with Kenny Linseman and Paul Holmgren. Pete Peeters made 29 saves for the Flyers in the defeat.
April 12, 1981 -- In Game 4 at Quebec, Terry Murray's shot off the opening faceoff was misplayed by goalie Dan Bouchard and seven seconds into the contest the Flyers led 1-0. The lead increased to 3-1 after one period and Philly appeared to be on the verge of eliminating Quebec from the best-of-five series until Dale Hunter and Jacques Richard scored 93 seconds apart -- the first goal coming on Quebec's first shot of the third period and the second goal coming with 2:52 to play in regulation. Hunter then scored, again, 37 seconds into OT to send the series back to Philadelphia for the decisive fifth game. The goalies for this game were Rick St. Croix and Dan Bouchard.
April 14, 1981 -- In Game 5 at Philly, the Flyers eliminated Quebec with a 5-2 victory in the decisive game of this Best-of-Five series. Philly scored three third period goals in the first 5:07 with Ken Linseman starting the barrage just 18 seconds into the period. The line of Linseman (1-2-3 ), Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) accounted for eight of nine points in the explosive beginning to the final period. Philly shelled Quebec 19-4 in shots in the first period but Dan Bouchard was stellar and the game was tied 1-1 after 20 minutes; Rick MacLeish scored late but the Nords got a goal eight seconds later. Al Hill scored 10 minutes into the middle period to give Philly a 2-1 lead. Then came the third period eruption. Quebec had just 18 shots despite six PPs to the Flyers two PPs but the defining element to the game was the lack of forechecking by the Nordiques and how the Flyers controlled the puck throughout the contest. Goalies: Pete Peeters (16 saves) faced and Bouchard (32 saves). Reggie Leach (0-0-0), who was benched for Game 4, and Bobby Clarke combined for one point in the 5-game series, while Rick MacLeish had just two points (1-1-2) and Bill Barber was scoreless in the final three games after five goals (5-0-5) in the first two contests.
October 22, 1981 -- The Flyers shelled goalie Michel Plasse (34 saves) with 18 first period shots and three goals en route to a 3-2 home victory. Ilkka Sinisalo had a pair of assists. Marian Stastny scored in the second and third periods for Quebec. Rick St. Croix made 20 saves in the victory.
January 19, 1982 -- Brian Propp's PPG with under eight to play gave Philly a 2-2 road tie but team leader Bobby Clarke suffered a broken left ankle which sidelined him for the next 18 games. Rick St. Croix and Dan Bouchard both starred with St. Croix making many point blank saves. Ray Allison fought twice vs. Pierre Aubry and Mario Marois ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Xe2QYWv8c ). Ilkka Sinisalo returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing ten games with a cracked wrist bone; he picked up an assist. The next day, the Flyers acquired Darryl Sittler from Toronto.
February 6, 1982 -- The slumping Flyers lost 4-3 in Quebec. This was the last game of a 9-game winless (0-5-4) skid for Philadelphia. The Nordiques had blanaced scoring five players had two points apiece led by Real Cloutier and Marian Stastny who both had a goal and an assist.
October 7, 1982 -- Mark Howe made his Flyers' debut in Philly's 9-5 season-opening victory in the Spectrum. Howe was bloodied the first time on the ice as a pass from teammate Paul Holmgren deflected and clipped him in the mouth; however, Howe scored on his first shot to make it 3-2 in the second period. With the game tied 5-5, the Flyers scored three times within 35 seconds and added a fourth in a span of 2:06. Brian Propp's PPG was the GWG with 10:52 to play. The Flyers were led by Ray Allison (1-3-4), Bill Barber (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Dave Michayluk, who, in his second career NHL game, scored the only two goals in his 14-game regular season career. Seventeen Flyers' skaters registered a point (Tom Gorence, the exception).
October 16, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 road win. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after one period on two goals by Real Cloutier. The Flyers then scored the next four including two goals by Clarke in the opening minutes of the second and third periods. Philly outshot Quebec 38-22.
December 9, 1982 -- Ron Flockhart scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Paul Holmgren added a goal and an assist. Ron Sutter scored his first NHL goal and it was the GWG; he played as part of a 10-game NHL stint prior to a return to Lethbridge. The Flyers outshot Quebec 38-28. Glen Cochrane bloodied Wally Weir in a fight --
October 25, 1983 -- The Flyers won 4-2 in Quebec in a game that featured just 37 shots (Quebec had 20). Bobby Clarke was named top star of the game, much of it due to his defensive work. Rich Sutter scored in his second consecutive game as a Flyers after being acquired in a trade.
October 27, 1983 -- Dave Poulin's SHG with 5:16 to play helped to lift the Flyers to an eventual 4-3 home win. The goal gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead but Tony McKegney scored 13 seconds later to make it 4-3. Rich Sutter scored a goal, his third in three games as a Flyer. Rick MacLeish had two assists.
January 14, 1984 -- Brian Propp tied the game with 1:59 to play in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie in Quebec. Bob Froese made 36 saves for the Flyers. Each of the three Stastny's had two points. Dave Poulin and Miroslav Dvorak each had two assists. Thomas Eriksson scored with 45 seconds left in the second period to cut Quebec's leads to one goal.
December 6, 1984 -- Bruce Bell scored a first period PPG then Tim Kerr matched him in the second period in a game that finished 1-1 in the Spectrum. Dan Bouchard (38 saves) and Pelle Lindbergh (31 saves) were the goaltenders. The three Stastnys were held to a combined four shots and Peter Zezel was a large reason.
February 14, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 6-3 victory in the Spect rum. Ron Sutter scored the first of three straight goals that gave the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Kerr (9) and Propp (6) combined for 15 shots. All three Nords goals came via the PP.
March 2, 1985 -- Paul Gillis scored twice to lead the Nordiques to a 4-2 home win. The Nordiques went ahead 2-1 with a pair of goals scored within 50 seconds in the first period. Quebec pulled ahead 4-1 in the second period with two goals scored in 18 seconds. Mario Gosselin made 27 saves. Two fights in the game including a brief Ron Sutter-Dale Hunter wrestling match four seconds into the third period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gu_CGd1IlI . The Flyers were 6-0-2 in the prior eight games against Quebec.
May 5, 1985 -- In Game One of the Wales Conference Finals at Quebec,despite sensational goaltending from Pelle Lindbergh, who made 42 saves, the Flyers dropped a 2-1 decision when Peter Stastny scored on a 55-footer 6:20 into OT, his second straight OT GWG. Quebec and Philly swapped third period goals, the Flyers' goal credited to Brad McCrimmon when the Nords' Pat Price redeflected a shot into his own net. Mario Gosselin had 28 saves in the victory. While Dave Poulin returned to the lineup after missing all the NYI series and most of the first round matchup against the Rangers with a ligament tear in his left knee, the Flyers' Tim Kerr suffered a strained right knee and was lost for the balance of this series. Quebec advanced to the Conference Finals against the Flyers by defeating Montreal in Game 7 on a Stastny goal. The Nords, despite having 22 fewer regular season points (91-113), had the home ice advantage since=2 0the Adams Division had more wins in head-to-head competition against the Patrick in the regular season (playoff format at the time).
May 7, 1985 -- In Game 2 at Quebec, Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves and the Flyers' played an impressive game of forechecking and team defense in defeating the Nordiques 4-2. Dave Poulin scored a SHG in the first period then Ilkka Sinisalo and Murray Craven (1-1-2) connected in the second for a 3-0 lead after two periods. Joe Paterson added the fourth goal, which gave Philly a 4-1 lead; Paterson failed to score a regular season goal for the Flyers in 11 career games. There were three fights in the first period including Rick Tocchet-Pat Price ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73NehVBEPIQ ) 30 seconds into the game. Lindsay Carson fought Wilf Paiement in the middle of the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wjOd1WBJg ) and about five minutes later Doug Crossman fought Paul Gillis; Paterson fought Gillis in the second period. Poulin suffered cracked ribs after Mario Marois did some stick-work on the Flyers' captain and also a knee injury.
May 9, 1985 -- In Game 3 at Philadelphia, Joe Paterson (1-2-3) and Len Hachborn (0-3-3) played important roles during the Flyers 4-2 win. Paterson, who fought Randy Moller 16 seconds into the game, tied the score 2-2 early in the second period and then assisted on the PP GWG by Ilkka Sinisalo later in the period. Pelle Lindbergh made 21 saves. The Flyers outshot Quebec 35-23. The Flyers went 3-for-6 on the PP. For the third straight game, the Flyers suffered a key injury: Brad McCrimmon was driven from behind by Wilf Paiement and lost for the rest of the POs, including the Stanley Cup Finals, with a separated left shoulder that required surgery. Afterwards, Paiement said "If he's hurt, that is too bad. Maybe he just tripped himself as he went into the boards." The Flyers dressed five d-men in the game; Ed Hospodar picked up extra minutes as did Brad Marsh whose shot-blocking skills were on display in the contest and he was rewarded as the game's number one star. Hospodar, said of the play "It was from behind, it could have been charging or boarding."
May 12, 1985 -- In Game 4 at Philadelphia, Mario Gosselin made 34 saves and the Nordiques recorded a 5-3 victory to even the series. It was the Flyers' first home loss in 21 games and first since February 2. Dale Hunter scored on a 60-footer with three seconds left on a five-minute major to teammate Peter Stastny to give Quebec a 1-0 lead. The Flyers trailed 2-0 and 3-1 but tied the score in the third period with the team's third PPG. Alain Cote scored 4:32 into the third period for the GWG and Brad Maxwell added a PPG to conclude the scoring. Philly went 3-for-5 on the PP and outshot Quebec 37-21. In the two home games, Philly scored seven goals and went 6-for-11 on the PP. The Flyers were without Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin and Brad McCrimmon. Dave Brown was tossed from the game in the first period.
May 14, 1985 -- In Game 5 at Quebec, Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves and the Flyers overcame a 1-0 third period deficit for a dramatic 2-1 win. In between the second and third periods, head coach Mike Keenan tossed a table of beverages and then stood atop challenging his players in a towering display. Joe Paterson recorded his third goal of the series (his only three in his Flyers' career) 1:00 into the third on a PP and then Murray Craven scored with under five minutes left. Craven's goal was the result of a perfect 2-on-1 play off a feed from Brian Propp. Paterson and Craven were the two players GM Bob Clarke acquired for Darryl Sittler just prior to the season opener. Dave Poulin added inspiration when he returned with a flak jacket despite broken ribs. With 2:10 to play, Quebec had a goal disallowed by ref Kerry Fraser who ruled Peter Stastny kicked the puck into the net. After the game, Quebec head coach Michel Bergeron, later fined $5,000 for his outburst, showed various video clips to a group of about 50 reporters saying that the Nordiques were being unfairly treated by the refs. Of particular frustration was what he felt was an Ed Hospodar spear against Anton Stastny in the third period; Peter Stastny retaliated and earned a five-minute cross-checking major compared to two minutes for Hospodar. Rick Tocchet and Randy Moller fought 22 seconds into the game. In the last minute of the opening period, Joe Paterson and Jimmy Mann fought moments after Tocchet and Wilf Paiment were issued 10-minute misconducts. J.F. Sauve gave Quebec a 1-0 lead with a 5-on-3 PPG midway through regulation. Quebec outshot Philly 31-21.
May 16, 1985 -- In Game 6 in Philly, Dave Poulin's electrifying goal helped the Flyers oust Quebec 3-0 and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face Edmonton. The Flyers led 1-0 after the first period but faced a major challenge at the 1:08 mark of the second period. Joe Paterson (0:31) and Brian Propp (1:08) were in the box due to separate minors putting the Flyers down by two men; Poulin, wearing a flak jacket to protect broken ribs, then intercepted a blue-line pass from Mario Marois and skated th e length of the ice for a breakaway goal (at 2:01) that will forever be one of the most exhilarating plays in team history. Later in the second, Doug Crossman added a PPG. Pelle Lindbergh stopped 15 shots for the shutout. Mario Gosselin, in the loss, made 33 saves. Pat Price of Quebec said "They executed to perfection. They won every inch of the ice. I know my face was up against the glass all night." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0regyljId0A
October 17, 1985 -- Despite a 43-14 shots advantage, the Flyers lost 2-1 in the Spectrum as Mark Kumpel scored twice and Richard Sevigny made 42 saves for the Nordiques. Sevigny turned aside 19 of 20 shots in the first period. Murray Craven gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 18 seconds after Dave Brown and Jimmy Mann fought. The Flyers outshot Quebec 9-1 in the second period but Kumpel scored on Quebec's lone shot and that goal proved to be the GWG. In the third period, the Flyers outshot the Nordiques 14-2 for a total of 23-3 in the last two periods. Pelle Lindbergh faced just 14 shots on goal. Kumpel and Mario Marios combined for four points and six shots.
November 2, 1985 -- The Flyers erupted for four first period goals in a span of 7:39 and hung on for a 5-3 win in Quebec. Ilkka Sinisalo (two first period goa ls) and Lindsay Carson each scored twice. Philly led 4-0 into the third period but the Nordiques cut the deficit in half before Carson gave Philly a 5-2 lead. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves for the victory.
February 1, 1986 -- Brent Ashton and John Anderson of the Nordiques scored midway in the third period and the game ended in a 2-2 draw in Quebec. Philly got a pair of goals in the second period. Rick Tocchet cut Claude Julien in a fight.
October 30, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and the Flyers had a 3-0 lead 14 minutes in to the game won 6-3 in Philly. Down 4-1 as the third started, the Nords mounted a furious comeback try by outshooting the Flyers 17-2 but Hextall secured the win. Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the Flyers offense.
March 21, 1987 -- Doug Crossman's PPG with 2:06 to play gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Quebec. Chico Resch made 34 saves for the Flyers. Each team scored in the second and third periods. Lane Lambert gave Quebec a 2-1 lead.
March 26, 1987 -- Dave Poulin scored in OT and Ron Hextall made 28 saves to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Tim Kerr, who assisted on the OT winner, scored his 55th for the Flyers. Michel Goulet scored two PPGs for Quebec but was on the ice for all three Flyers' goals. There were three fights in the game.
November 28, 1987 -- The Flyers scored four unanswered goals in a span of 6:30 in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory in Quebec. Leading 4-3 in the third, the Flyers got goals from Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Mark Howe, with Dave Poulin (0-3-3) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) assisting on both goals. Doug Crossman and Peter Zezel had a goal and an assist each. The game featured five fights -- Craig Berube-Gord Donnelly ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ0fkAO-e7U ), who fought twice, Rick Tocchet-Terry Carkner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAc8A7oYxhs ), Don Nachbaur-Lane Lambert ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5-53Bhz_kI ) and Scott Mellanby flattening Jeff Jackson:
March 31, 1988 -- Willie Huber (1-1-2) scored the only third period goal to give the Flyers a 4-4 tie at home. Huber, in his final NHL season, played in just 10 regular season for the Flyers. Dave Poulin scored twice (2-0-2). Mario Gosselin made 39 saves in cluding 17 on 18 shots in the 3rd period and OT. Michel Goulet had his 45th and 46th goals for the Nordiques.
April 2, 1988 -- Philadelphia exploded for five second period goals en route to a 7-4 win in Quebec. Murray Craven (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals within 29 seconds to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. Peter Zezel (1-2-3) had three second period points. Ilkka Sinisalo (2- 1-3) scored the last goals of the second and third periods. Michel Goulet scored his 47th and 48th goals.
July 25, 1988 -- Greg Smyth and a draft pick (John Tanner) were sent to the Nordiques for Terry Carkner.
October 20, 1988 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-2 win in the Spectrum backed by Ron Hextall's 22 saves. Terry Carkner, acquired in the summer from Quebec, had three (1-2-3) points including his first goal as a member of the Flyers. Doug Sulliman, acquired off waivers 17 days prior, scored his first Flyers' goal to even the game 2-2 less than a minute after the Nordiques tied the game. Scott Mellanby scored the go-ahead goal in the late stages of the first period to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Ron Sutter (1-1-2) made it 4-2. Tim Kerr and Brian Propp also had two points. Rick Tocchet fought Greg Smyth --
November 19, 1988 -- The Nordiques re corded a 6-5 victory in Quebec. The Flyers led 1-0 but then the teams alternated goals in pairs. The Nords led 2-1 (two goals in 1:02), then the Flyers scored the next two (3-2 lead, two goals in 46 seconds), then the Nords scored twice (4-3 lead after one period, two goals in 1:15), then the Flyers followed with two goals (5-4 lead after two periods), then the Nords responded with two third period goals. Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) scored twice for the Flyers. Walt Poddubny, in his lone season with Quebec. and Marc Fortier each scored two goals for the Nordiques who snapped the Flyers 9-game unbeaten streak in this series (6-0-3).
January 13, 1989 -- Murray Craven (1-4-5), Ron Sutter (2-2-4) and Mike Bullard (2 goals) led the Flyers' offensive attack in a 7-2 destruction in Philadelphia. Ron Hextall made 22 saves and had one assist. The Flyers third goal came with five seconds left in the first period and gave them a 3-0 lead.
October 12, 1989 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at the 8:34 mark and held that lead until Quebec scored twice in the early part of the third period but a Pelle Eklund goal halted the comeback and Philadelphia won 4-2 in the Spectrum. Rick Tocchet had a goal and an assist in the early flurry.
December 9, 1989 -- In one of the oddest endings to any Flyers' game, Joe Sakic (2-2-4) scored on a penalty shot with 23 seconds to play then Lucien Deblois netted the game-tying goal with seven seconds remaining in the third period of a 6-6 tie in Quebec. Sakic's goal came after goalie Ken Wregget attempted to dislodge the net during a scramble leading to the penalty shot. Then Wregget, off the ensuing faceoff, played the puck instead of allowing an obvious icing and misplayed the puck where Deblois awaited. Philly led 3-0 fourteen minutes into the game, then held leads of 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4 and 6-4, the sixth goal coming with under five minutes to play in the third period. Murray Craven (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
March 17, 1990 -- Iiro Jarvi snapped a 3-3 third period tie and Joe Sakic added two insurance tallies in the final 1:11 of Quebec's 6-3 home win. Pelle Eklund and Tim Kerr had two points each for the Flyers. Sergei Mylnikov picked up the victory by making 28 saves and it was his only win in his 10-game (1-7-2) NHL career.
October 18, 1990 -- Normand Lacombe rescued the Flyers by scoring the only third period goal in a 5-4 home win. Philadelphia led 3-0 less than 10 minutes into the game, then Quebec switched goalies from Ron Tugnutt to John Tanner and the change gave the Nords an instant boost as they evened the score 3-3 heading into period two. The teams split second period goals setting up Lacombe's winner. Philly outshot Quebec 39-18, Tanner made 31 saves after replacing Tugnutt.
November 10, 1990 -- Philadelphia led 4-1 after 20 minutes and skated to a 5-2 victory in Quebec. The Flyers rocked goalie Scott Gordon for three goals on six shots before=2 0he was replaced midway in the opening period by Ron Tugnutt. Tim Kerr (1-2-3) had three points. Rick Tocchet and Gord Murphy had a goal and an assist. Philly limited the Nords to 18 shots.
January 17, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves and Scott Mellanby the GWG in the first period in the Flyers' 5-1 victory in the Spectrum. Rick Tocchet had a goal and an assist. Craig Berube and Steven Finn fought.
October 17, 1991 -- Andre Lomakin started a five-goal rally with two goals and the Flyers rebounded with a 5-3 home win. Ken Wregget was replaced after the Nordiques made it 3-0 and his replacement Dominic Roussel stopped all 12 shots. Mark Pederson and Brad Jones scored 35 seconds apart in the third period for the go-ahead and insurance goals. Dave Brown and John Kordic fought --
February 8, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves, including 14 in the third period, to lead Philadelphia to a 3-0 victory in Quebec. Dale Kushner had the GWG 3:13 into the game. Claude Boivin had two assists.
February 13, 1992 -- Mark Freer scored an early third period goal to snap a 2-2 tie and the Flyers won 3-2 at home. Kerry Huffman (2-0-2) scored the Flyers' other goals off assists from Rod Brind'Amour (0-2-2) and Kevin Dineen (0-2-2). In the chippy game, the Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP while Quebec was 2-for-10. Philly held a 15-3 shots advantage after one period and 29-16 for the game.
June 20, 1992 -- The much publicized deal involving Eric Lindros was finalized. The Flyers sent Mike Ricci, Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Chris Simon, a 1993 1st round pick used to select Jocelyn Thibeault, a 1994 first round pick used to select Nolan Baumgartner and $15 (US) million.
September 19, 1992 -- Eric Lindros had two points and played approximately 25 minutes in his first NHL game, a 4-3 preseason win over the Nordiques in front of 17,226 in the Spectrum. The goal, against Stephane Fiset, came on a 5-on-3 man advantage as did Mark Recchi's GWG which Lindros set up. Dan Kordic of Philly and Chris Simon of Quebec fought in a healthy scrap. Philly played the next night at Quebec but Lindros did not accompany the team for that preseason match.
October 13, 1992 -- Eric Lindros made his much anticipated Quebec debut but it was the Nordiques who prevailed, 6-3. Mike Ricci (2 goals) scored the GWG while on the PP with 3:57 to play and Mats Sundin (1-2-3) picked up three points in a four-goal third period. Ricci started the scoring 59 seconds into the first period after Lindros, on his first shift, drilled Bill Lindsay but that left Ricci open in the slot. Steve Kasper evened the score for the Flyers on a SHG about four minutes later. Philly was whistled for four minors in the first 6:55 of the game (Quebec had zero). The Nordiques led 2-1 after an early second period tally by Mike Hough. Lindros scored twice (PPG then a SHG) in the third period sandwiched by an Alexei Gusarov goal. At that point , it was 4-4 then Ricci, Steve Duchesne (with 2:17 to play) and Sundin (ENG) finished the scoring. Lindros had one possible goal overruled (deflected by his hand after he and goalie Ron Hextall jostled for the loose puck) and another shot that rang off the pipe. Duchesne was penalized for leveling Lindros along the boards to the delight of the home crowd which mocked Lindros throughout the game. Some wore diapers over their clothing, had pacifiers in the mouths and atop faux Stanley Cups and some pushed baby carriages through the halls. Many items were tossed onto the ice including baby bottles, eggs, batteries, coins and even a .22 caliber bullet. Lindros said "If I ever have a child, I am set for life with pacifiers." At one point, a trumpeter led fans in an obscene chant. Nords' President Marcel Aubut said "That's not bad in show business. Usually, the beginning of the season is quiet. As far as the business side, I'd like to have him here every night. Maybe we should have sent him in our own division." The Flyers w ere 13-2-4 in the last 19 regular season games played in this series prior to the defeat.
December 3, 1992 -- Claude Boivin (1-1-2) scored in OT to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 victory in Philadelphia. Mats Sundin tied the score in the final minute of regulation. Quebec's Ron Hextall made 31 saves in a loss. Mark Recchi's attempt to tie Bobby Clarke's team record of 18 straight games with a point was halted. Recchi had 14 goals and 23 assists in the 17 games.
January 28, 1993 -- Rob Pearson scored twice and Stephane Fiset made 22 saves to lead Quebec to a 6-3 win in Philly. Stephane Beauregard gave up three goals in the first period and was replaced by Dominic Roussel. Kevin Dineen scored two PPGs for the Flyers.
March 27, 1993 -- The Nordiques' Ron Hextall made 34 saves in an 8-3 victory in Quebec. Valeri Kamensky (2-3-5), Mats Sundin (2-2-4), Steve Duchesne (1-2-3) and Andrei Kovalenko (2-0-2) led the offense. Eric Lindros made his second trip to Quebec and was booed throughout the contest. Tommy Soderstrom gave up six goals in two periods and then was replaced by Dominic Roussel.
October 26, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel made 30 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 road victory. Eric Lindros, in his third game at Quebec, gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead with under two minutes to play in the second period. Josef Beranek (1-1-2) took part in the first two goals and his 10th goal led the NHL at the time. It was the Flyers seventh win in the last nine games. Stephane Fiset took the defeat.
November 4, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel made 27 saves, including 17-for-17 in the second period and Eric Lindros scored in his 11th consecutive game to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 home win. In the third period, with the Flyers up 2-1, Mikael Renberg scored on the PP to solidify the win. Quebec had two shots in the first period then 17 in the second period. Stephane Fiset took the loss. The Flyers improved to 19-3-0 in the team's last 22 regular season games (covering two seasons).
December 16, 1993 -- Mark Recchi's second period goal snapped a 2-2 tie and the Flyers skated to a 3-2 home win. Garth Snow suffered the loss for Quebec. Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing the prior 14 games due to a knee injury; the FLyers went 5-8-1 without him.
January 25, 1994 -- Quebec scored three straight goals in the third period en route to a 6-4 win. After Garry Galley gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead 33 seconds into the final period, Reggie Savage (one of his five NHL career goals) and Mike Ricci (1-2-3) followed. The Nordiques outshot Philly 42-31. Stephane Fiset picked up the win. Claude Boivin fought Tony Twist --
September 13, 1994 -- In a preseason game played in Quebec, there were six fights (Ryan McGill got in three) and among them was a spirited brawl between Eric Lindros and Chris Simon -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlg6nqCL9lQ
January 21, 1995 -- Stephane Fiset made 29 saves and the Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP in a 3-1 home loss in the delayed (work stoppage) season opener. Owen Nolan scored the GWG on a PP in the third period. Dave Brown and Chris Simon hooked up in a feisty scrap.
January 31, 1995 -- Joe Sakic (1-3-4) led Quebec to a 5-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 in the first period but Sakic started the rally with a SHG. Uwe Krupp scored twice for the Nordiques. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP.
February 16, 1995 -- Stephane Fiset made 38 saves and Owen Nolan scored the only two first period goals and Quebec skated to a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Nords 18-3 in the third period. Dave Brown fought Chris Simon after Simon nailed Yanick Dupre from behind into the boards and was assessed a boarding minor.
February 23, 1995 -- In teams met for the final time and the Nordiques rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the final 11 minutes to finish in a 6-6 tie at Quebec. With the score 6-4, Adam Deadmarsh scored two consecutive goals twice in the last five minutes. Eric Lindros (3-1-4), in his last appearance at Quebec, scored in each period and had four points, a total matched by John LeClair (1-3-4). Lindros had 10 points (7-3-10) in six appearances at Quebec but the Flyers won just once (1-4-1). The Nordiques outshot Philadelphia 46-34, including 20 shots in both the second and third periods. Ron Hextall made 40 saves for the Flyers.
July 12, 1995 -- Garth Snow was sent to Philadelphia by Colorado for Philly's 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Shawn McNeil) and 6th (Kai Fischer) round choices in the 1996 Entry Draft.
January 4, 1996 -- Garth Snow made 35 saves and Kjell Samuelsson scored his first goal of the season with 4:03 to play in the third period in a 2-2 tie at Colorado. The Avalanche led 2-0 until Eric Lindros scored with four seconds remaining in the second period. The Avs outshot the Flyers 37-22 including 18-4 in the opening period and 34-10 after two periods. Joe Sakic and Claude Lemieux combined for 16 shots.
February 11, 1996 -- Claude Lemieux scored a late goal and the Colorado Avalanche prevailed 5-3 in their first appearance in Philadelphia. The Avalanche scored four times in the third period. The lone goals prior to the third period were by the Flyers' Pat Falloon (1-2-3) and Colorado's Peter Forsberg (3-0-3). Eric Lindros (2-0-2) and Forsberg then swapped goals to make it 2-2. Troy Murray and Lindros exchanged scores to make it 3-3. Lemieux (1-2-3) recorded the eventual GWG with 1:53 remaining and Forsberg completed his hat trick with an ENG. Stephane Fiset was the winning goalie. Ron Hextall was chastised after the game by coach Terry Murray for allowing a weak deciding goal. There were 16 PPs (Colorado was 0-7 and the Flyers 2-9) in the Sunday night game broadcast on ESPN.
January 4, 1997 -- The Flyers dominated as the game progressed and the teams settled for a 4-4 tie in Colorado. The Avs led 2-0 less than two minutes into the affiar but Eric Lindros scored at 2:39 before Keith Jones retaliated with his own goal 9:11 into the=2 0opening period. The Avs increased their lead to 4-1 on a Mike Keane goal. Dale Hawerchuk scored to cut the Flyers' deficit to 4-2. In the third, the Flyers outshot the Avs 14-6 and Trent Klatt and Mikael Renberg recorded goals to send the game into OT. The Flyers outshot Colorado 4-1 in the extra frame. Patrick Roy made 40 saves. Lindros and Hawerchuk combined for 15 shots.
March 23, 1997 -- In a late-season matchup of Conference leaders, Ron Hextall recorded a 19-save shutout and Philadelphia received goals from Pat Falloon and Joel Otto in a 2-0 home victory. The Flyers outshot Colorado 31-19 including 12-3 in the third period. Peter Forsberg was the only member of the Avalanche to have more than two shots in the game. Hextall's shutout was the 19th of his career.
November 13, 1997 -- Patrick Roy made 30 saves and beat the Flyers for the second time in his career (regular season only) and Joe Sakic and Uwe Krupp scored in a span of 68 seconds midway through the second period to lead Colorado to a 2-1 win at Philadelphia. Shjon Podein scored the Flyers only goal. All three goals were scored within a span of 2:27. There was atwo fights in the opening 1:46 of the contest including Brantt Myhres, in his first shift as a Flyer, defeating Francois Leroux ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsPesSHXamg ).
February 7, 1998 -- Eric Lacroix's third period goal completed a three-goal rally in Colorado's 3-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 14:41 into the game as John LeClair (1-1-2) beat Adam Foote on a nifty move. Colorado scored a PPG with 23 seconds left in the first period and then evened the game on a SHG with 1:46 left in the middle period. The Flyers had two goals disallowed. Philly's Colin Forbes was tossed near the game's midway point when Chris Therien was whistled for a slashing minor. Patrick Roy's career record against the Flyers improved to 3-11-8.
November 12, 1998 -- Colorado traded Keith Jones to the Flyers for Shjon Podein.
February 14, 1999 -- John LeClair's third period goal gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in Colorado. The Flyers led 3-1 midway through the game but the Avs responded with the next three goals including the last two in a 59-second span in the third period. The Avs held a 25-16 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 3-2. Valeri Kamensky had three (1-2-3) points for the Avalanche. Keith Jones had two points for Philly (1-1-2) as did Eric Lindros (0-2-2) who extended his point streak to 16 games in which he had 33 (13-20-33) points. JVB made 27 saves.
March 11, 1999 -- Patrick Roy made 33 saves, Chris Drury scored twice and Peter Forsberg had three assists in Colorado's 5-3 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers failed to win for the ninth straight game as part of a skid that reached 12 (0-8-4). Eric Lindros led Philly with a goal and an assist. Mark Recchi, acquired from Montreal the prior day, scored for the Flyers. John LeClair's consecutive games streak ended at 317, with a hip injury suffered the prior game.
October 28, 1999 -- Valeri Zelepukin scored with 8.2 seconds left in OT to rescue the Flyers 5-4 in Philadelphia. Zelepukin's shot was an intended pass to Chris Therien but it hit the pad of goalie Marc Denis and went into the net. Colorado trailed 4-0 but Alex Tanguay started the comeback with 14:30 left in regulation then followed it up 3:13 later to make it 4-2. Milan Hejduk then scored with 7:44 remaining and again 1:13 later to tie the game 4-4. The four goals came on eight shots in a span of 8:09. Eric Desjardins made it 3-0 with two-tenths of a second left in the middle period and Mark Greig gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead 2:08 into the third period. The Flyers' Mark Recchi (1-2-3) and Daymond Langkow (0-3-3) and Colorado's Adam Deadmarsh (0-3-3) each had three points. Recchi increased his lifetime offense to 18 goals and 35 points in 31 games against the Quebec/Colorado franchise. The Flyers outshot the Avalanche 34-27 inclusing 8-3 in overtime. JVB picked up the victory by making 23 saves.
March 12, 2000 -- Joe Sakic scored for the sixth straight game and recorded his 13th and 14th points in that time as Colorado won 3-1 at home. The Avalanche trailed 1-0 after one period. Colorado outshot Philadelphia 31-15, including 11-2 in the third period. Brian Boucher made 28 saves. Patrick Roy made 14 stops for the victory. Eric Lindros played his last regular season game for the Flyers as he was scratched from the following night's game in Phoenix with headaches eventually diagnosed as a concussion.
December 13, 2000 -- The Flyers and Avalanche played to a 3-3 OT tie in Colorado when a lengthy review confirmed Simon Gagne's goal with eight seconds to play in regulation. Gagne redirected a puck out of mid-air with the shaft of his stick and glove and said later "I just tried to go at the net and tried to tip it. And it hit my glove and my stick. My hand never left the stick," said Gagne. Patrick Roy commented that "It hit his glove and he made a forward motion. To me, it is enough to uncall the goal. It is hard for the official to make the right call. He was in a tough position with a lot of people going to the net." The officials also reviewed the play to see if Keith Primeau touched the puck with a high stick. Said Flyers' head coach Bill Barber "Primeau came to me right off the bat and said, `Coach, there's nothing to worry about. They can look at any angle they want. My concern was why the double review." Daymond Langkow recorded three points (0-3-3) for the Flyers and set up the tying goal with a terrific feed. The Flyers took a 2-1 lead in the third period but the Avalanche tied it 26 seconds later then, later, had a four-minute PP courtesy of a Kevin Stevens high-stick and Milan Hedjuk capitalized to give Colorado a 3-2 lead. The Flyers held a 4-3 shots advantage in OT and 31-25 in the game.
December 29, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and the Flyers won 5-2 in Colorado. Chris Therien had three assists and five players scored for Philly including John LeClair who scored the go-ahead goal. The last time the Flyers won in Colorado was in January, 1981 against the Colorado Rockies.
March 16, 2002 -- Patrick Roy made 36 saves and Ville Nieminen scored with 4:36 to play in Colorado's 2-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Colorado 37-18, including 18-5 in the third period. It was estimated that the Flyers were in the offensive zone for 28 minutes and they held Colorado without a shot for a 14-minute stretch in the third period. The Flyers lost for a fourth straight time at home, a first since the 1989-90 season.
December 27, 2002 -- Eric Desjardins scored on the only shot in OT and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 win in Colorado. Desjardins cut to the net and scored on a backhander in the slot off a perfect feed from Jeremy Roenick. The game was scoreless until Colorado scored early in the third period but Roenick netted a goal with 4:17 left in regulation. Roman Cechmanek had 34 saves, many spectacular. Milan Hedjuk had nine shots for the Avalanche. Simon Gagne left the game=2 0after suffering a cut about his right eye.
March 8, 2003 -- Colorado's Peter Forsberg (2-0-2) scored on the only shot in OT in a 2-1 win in Philadelphia. Each team scored PPGs in the second period, Forsberg gave Colorado a 1-0 but Kim Johnsson scored about two minutes later and 18 seconds into a PP. Patrick Roy and Roman Cechmanek each made 28 saves. Joe Sakic had nine shots.
December 27, 2003 -- Milan Hedjuk scored in OT to give Colorado a 3-2 home victory. Joe Sakic tied the scored with 1:17 left in regulation. Sami Kapanen gave Philly a 1-0 lead on a SHG midway in the second period, it was the Flyers first 1-0 lead covering the last 15 games -- nearing a dubious record of 17 set by the expansion Washington Capitals.
January 14, 2006 -- Alex Tanguay's goal completed a totally dominating OT for the Avs when he scored with 45.8 seconds to play in a 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Colorado, which outshot the Flyers 9-0 in the extra period, had a 3-1 lead with less than three minutes to play in regulation but goals by Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Peter Forsberg (1-1-2) tied the game. Along with Simon Gagne (0-3-3), the trio accounted for eight of nine points in Forsberg's first game against his former team. The paid attendance of 19,953 set a Flyers' home record.
December 7, 2007 -- Milan Hedjuk's goal with under three seconds left in the second period gave the Avalanche an eventual 2-1 win at home. Danny Briere tied the score with a PPG with 2:05 to play in the second. Martin Biron made 30 saves while the Avs' Jose Theodore made 28. Derian Hatcher crumched Ryan Smyth along the boards -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCC8tVjp2Io
October 16, 2008 -- Philly dropped a 5-2 decision at Colorado. Andrew Raycroft won his first start as a member of the Avalanche. Colorado led 2-0 and held a 17-3 shots advantage after 20 minutes. The Flyers scored on a penalty shot goal by Simon Gagne and a 5-on-3. The Avalanche outshot Philly 34-18. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paW9nIF9_uA
December 16, 2008 -- The Flyers won their first home game in this series since Oct. 28, 1999 with a 5-2 victory. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves and both Mike Richards and Simon Gagne had three points. The Flyers had two PPGs and one SHG. Arron Asham fought Chris Stewart and Scott Hartnell battled Ian Lapierriere -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xaQla0HvEo
Someone has to sit if Jones comes back. Stevens said he will not play seven defensemen because he likes the idea of rolling all four lines. The Flyers are getting contributions from every line and have won five of their last six games. You only mess with so much chemistry.
So who sits? Is it Andrew Alberts or rookie Luca Sbisa? Given Alberts plays less critical situations and averages 15 minutes versus Sbisaís 18:23, itís likely Alberts will sit. At some point, a player will be waived, which means Lasse Kukkonen, who has passed through waivers before without being claimed.
When Parent returns, the situation could get even more complicated, although because of his contract status, he can be sent to the Phantoms without cap implications. At the moment, the Flyers have good chemistry among their blue liners. All seven have been playing.
Itís a difficult decision for management, but not necessarily a bad one, considering the depth on defense.
Tim P. wrote about the defense in his Comcast column:
I would sit Sbisa. I like how Alberts played. Sbisa just needs some rest. No idea why Stevens keeps playing him on 1st unit of PP. We never score. Sit him for 3 games.
Principal makes sure that he eats right, lifts and rests. Maybe she will work on his point shot (he holds the puck too long and she will teach him to release it a little faster). Play him next week. Kid played well for our team so far but it's time to relax and take it easy now.
[*]October 17, 1991 -- Andre Lomakin started a five-goal rally with two scores after Quebec had a 3-0 lead and the Flyers rebounded with a 5-3 home win. Ken Wregget was replaced after the Nords third goal and Dominic Roussel stopped all 12 shots as the Flyers came back. Mark Pederson and Brad Jones scored 35 seconds apart in the third period for the go-ahead and insurance goals. A fight between Dave Brown and John Kordic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q7jJ...spx?Game=28087
Lomakin is one of those names that hasn't made an appearance in my head for about 15 years, so I had no idea he died 2 years ago.
Lets win this one for former Scarfo capo, Francis "Faffy" Iannarella. A Vietnam vet and mob hit man during the Scarfo - Riccobene war and eventual leader of the Philly faction of the Scarfo mob. He is currently serving a life sentence.