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#49 -- Flyers at Blues -- January 31, 2009 -- 8:30 PM (ET)


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (26-13-4-5) vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES (19-24-2-2)

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FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell ---- 17 Jeff Carter -- 28 Claude Giroux
  • 9 Scottie Upshall -- 13 Glen Metropolit -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 32 Riley Cote -- 36 Darroll Powe -- 45 Arron Asham

Defensemen:
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
  • 5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle
  • 41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki (named starter)
  • 43 Martin Biron

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • 24 Josh Gratton had surgery January 10 for an abdominal tear and was placed on the injured reserve list. He will miss 4-6 weeks from that date.
  • 46 Jon Kalinski is currently on the injured reserve list and is out indefinitely. After suffering a severe contusion and swelling to the left thigh from being kneed, he had surgery with an incision from his hip to his knee in order to drain blood.
  • 48 Danny Briere is currently on the long-term injured list. He had had surgery January 22 and will be sidelined for at least a mointh from that date. The surgery released a nerve entrapment in his abdominal wall and an adductor release loosened the muscles connecting the inner thigh with the groin.

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 24 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
  • 28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 20 Hearst, ON, CAN
  • 24 Josh Gratton 6' 2" 214 Sep 9, 1982 26 Brantford, ON, CAN
  • 19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 46 Jon 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
  • 36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 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

Defensemen:
  • # 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
  • 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

Goalies:
  • # 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
INJURED RESERVE
FLYERS' STATS:


BLUES' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • T.J. Oshie -- Patrik Berglund -- David Perron
  • Brad Winchester -- David Backes -- Brad Boyes
  • Alex Steen -- Keith Tkachuk -- B.J. Crombeen
  • Dan Hinote -- Jay McClement -- Cam Janssen

Defensemen:
  • Barret Jackman, Mike Weaver,
  • Steve Wagner, Jeff Woywitka,
  • Carlo Colaiacovo, Tyson Strachan/Jay McKee

Goalies:
  • Manny Legace
  • Chris Mason (possible starter)

BLUES' INJURIES:
  • Roman Polak -- D -- Jan 18, 2009 Injured Reserve -- Broken Right Foot
  • Yan Stastny -- C -- Jan 13, 2009 Injured Reserve -- Broken Left Thumb
  • Eric Brewer -- D -- Dec 13, 2008 Injured Reserve -- Herniated Disc In Back
  • Andy McDonald -- C -- Nov 17, 2008 Injured Reserve -- Fractured Left Leg
  • Paul Kariya -- LW -- Nov 6, 2008 Injured Reserve -- Left Hip Surgery
  • D.J. King -- LW -- Oct 18, 2008 Injured Reserve -- Shoulder Surgery
  • Eric Johnson -- D -- Sep 23, 2008 Injured Reserve -- Torn Right ACL And MCL


BLUES' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 42 David Backes 6' 3" 216 May 1, 1984 24 Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 21 Patrik Berglund 6' 4" 187 Jun 2, 1988 20 Vesteras, SWE
  • 22 Brad Boyes 6' 0" 195 Apr 17, 1982 26 Mississauga, ON, CAN
  • 26 B.J. Crombeen 6' 2" 212 Jul 10, 1985 23 Denver, CO, USA
  • 13 Dan Hinote 6' 0" 187 Jan 30, 1977 32 Leesburg, FL, USA
  • 55 Cam Janssen 6' 0" 210 Apr 15, 1984 24 St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 9 Paul Kariya "A" ** 5' 10" 180 Oct 16, 1974 34 Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • 19 D.J. King ** 6' 2" 228 Jun 27, 1984 24 Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
  • 18 Jay McClement 6' 1" 201 Mar 2, 1983 25 Kingston, ON, CAN
  • 10 Andy McDonald ** 5' 11" 183 Aug 25, 1977 31 Strathroy, ON, CAN
  • 74 T.J. Oshie 5' 11" 170 Dec 23, 1986 22 Mt. Vernon, WA, USA
  • 57 David Perron 6' 0" 180 May 28, 1988 20 Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
  • 25 Yan Stastny ** 5' 10" 191 Sep 30, 1982 26 Quebec City, QC, CAN
  • 20 Alexander Steen 6' 1" 205 Mar 1, 1984 24 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 7 Keith Tkachuk "A" 6' 2" 232 Mar 28, 1972 36 Melrose, MA, USA
  • 15 Brad Winchester 6' 5" 228 Mar 1, 1981 27 Madison, WI, USA

Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 4 Eric Brewer "C" ** 6' 3" 222 Apr 17, 1979 29 Vernon, BC, CAN
  • 28 Carlo Colaiacovo 6' 1" 200 Jan 27, 1983 26 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 5 Barret Jackman "A" 6' 0" 203 Mar 5, 1981 27 Trail, BC, CAN
  • 6 Erik Johnson 6' 4" 219 Mar 21, 1988 20 Bloomington, MN, USA
  • 77 Jay McKee 6' 4" 203 Sep 8, 1977 31 Kingston, ON, CAN
  • 46 Roman Polak ** 6' 1" 227 Apr 28, 1986 22 Ostrava, CZE
  • 62 Tyson Strachan 6' 3" 205 Oct 30, 1984 24 Melfort, SK, CAN
  • 43 Mike Weaver 5' 9" 182 May 2, 1978 30 Bramalea, ON, CAN
  • 29 Jeff Woywitka 6' 2" 217 Sep 1, 1983 25 Vermilion, AB, CAN


Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 34 Manny Legace 5' 10" 200 Feb 4, 1973 35 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 50 Chris Mason 6' 0" 195 Apr 20, 1976 32 Red Deer, AB, CAN

BLUES' STATS:
FLYERS-BLUES' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record in the regular season is 82-38-17-0. Philly has won the last four games and eight of the past nine. The last time the Blues won was December 7, 2002.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record at home in the regular season is 46-12-10-0. The Flyers are 9-2-1-0 in the last 12 games at home.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record on the road in the regular season is 36-26-7-0. The Flyers have won the last five road games.
  • The last time St. Louis shutout the Flyers was April 2, 1970. Since then, the Flyers have recorded 10 shutouts against the Blues.
  • The Blues won both PO series (1968 and 1969) and own an 8-3 record.

1960s:
  • October 18, 1967 -- In the first ever meeting between the squads, the Flyers recorded their first victory in franchise history, 2-1 (third attempt). Ed Hoekstra scored the lone third period goal off Glenn Hall. With six seconds left in the game, the Blues' Noel Picard was handed a game-misconduct as part of dual high-sticking minors with Ed Van Impe and supposedly set the tone for the bitter rivalry between the two teams in the first few years of their existences. The game was played in front of 5,234 in the St. Louis Arena. The first goal in this series was scored by Fred Hucul of the Blues who last scored an NHL goal 15 seasons earlier, 1952-53, with the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • November 19, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers edged the Blues 3-2. Upon the conclusion of the game, the Flyers were involved in their first bench-clearing brawl. Philly led 3-0 after one period and Ron Schock scored twice on the PP in the third period. St. Louis had just 15 shots.
  • November 25, 1967 -- Bernie Parent was spectacular making 46 saves and Gary Dorhoefer, Lou Angotti and Bill Sutherland each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 road win. Dornhoefer and Ron Stewart fought and after Stewart speared the Flyer.
  • December 3, 1967 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. Gary Dornhoefer had the GWG in the third period which snapped a 2-2 tie.
  • December 14, 1967 -- Brit Selby scored both Flyers' goals in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Gary Dornhoefer had two assists. Bernie Parent and Glenn Hall faced each other.
  • December 16, 1967 -- Bernie Parent recorded the first shutout of his Flyers' career by making 25 saves and Philadelphia stifled the Blues 1-0 in St. Louis.
  • January 21, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves, including 12 in the first period when his mates recorded only two, each team scored in the second and third periods and the game finished deadlocked 2-2. in Philly. At 10:17, a brawl between the squads was highlighted by a battle between Noel Picard and Gary Dornhoefer.
  • February 10, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 33 stops and Jean Gauthier had two (1-1-2) points in Philly's 2-1 victory in St. Louis.
  • March 27, 1968 -- For the first time in a regular season game, the Blues beat the Flyers. Future Hall-of-Famer Glenn Hall recorded 17 saves in the 3-0 victory for his first win against the Flyers after starting 0-4-2. Philadelphia entered the game with a 6-0-2 lifetime mark against St. Louis.
  • March 28, 1968 -- One day after a shutout loss, the Flyers returned the favor in a 2-0 victory at Le Colisee in Quebec (held there due to roof damage in the Spectrum). Doug Favell made 29 saves and Gary Dornhoefer netted the GWG. The Flyers finished with a 7-1-2 mark against the Blues. The win, coupled by the Los Angeles Kings-Oakland Seals tie in the wee morning hours, provided the Flyers with a West Division Championship in the team's first season. Members of the organization made phone calls to the UPI news bureau as well to the arena to verify the final score in order to celebrate the immediacy of the moment at approximately 1:30 A.M.
  • April 4, 1968 -- In Game One of the West Division Semifinals in Philadelphia, Jimmy Roberts scored with 6:47 to play for a 1-0 St. Louis victory in front of 10,649 in the Spectrum. The Flyers were outshot 33-14, including 14-2 in the final period. Bernie Parent (32 saves), starting in place of expected starter Doug Favell who had a throat infection, and Glenn Hall (14 saves) were the goalies. The game marked the long-awaited return to Philadelphia for the Flyers who played the previous 14 games and also 21 of the prior 24 games away from their home city.
  • April 6, 1968 -- In Game Two, Leon Rochefort scored the lone goal of the third period and the Flyers edged the Blues 4-3. The Flyers scored twice in a 23-second span within the last 90 seconds of the first period for a 3-1 lead. Pat Hannigan (1-1-2) and Claude Laforge (1-1-2) led the Flyers. Future Hall of Famer Dickie Moore (1-1-2) and Larry Keenan (1-1-2) led the Blues. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the latter half of the third period. Plager, in the first period, was assessed a 10-minute misconduct after a boarding minor. Glenn Hall (37 saves) and Doug Favell (26 saves) were the goaltenders.
  • April 10, 1968 -- In Game Three at St. Louis, Larry Keenan scored 4:10 into the second OT lifting the Blues to a 3-2 win in front of 10,867. Gary Dornhoefer, who earlier fought with Barclay Plager, suffered a broken leg and missed the rest of the series. Bernie Parent made 54 saves, including 31 after the second period and the Flyers were outshot 17-6 in the OTs. Glenn Hall made 33 saves in the game. Dickie Moore, in his final NHL season, assisted on the OT goal.
  • April 11, 1968 -- In Game Four, Red Berenson scored twice in the Blues' 5-2 home win in front of 11,072. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the second period, moments after the Blues went up 2-1. Goalies: Doug Favell faced Glenn Hall.



    Al Arbour, wearing glasses, in an undated photo.
  • April 13, 1968 -- In Game Five at Philadelphia, Rosaire Paiement (3-0-3) had a hat trick in his first career NHL PO game (just seven regular season games played at the time) and the Flyers exploded for a 6-1 win in front of 10,587. Paiement played the night before for Quebec in the AHL and was called up the day of this game. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Andre Lacroix had three assists. In the third period, with the Flyers up 4-0, the Blues' Noel Picard slugged Claude Laforge in the jaw leading to a 20-minute bench-clearing brawl. Laforge was knocked unconscious, had a dental plate broken and needed 14 stitches. Picard was ejected, joining Barclay Plager who was tossed earlier in the game. Backup goalie Doug Favell jumped off the bench and when challenged by Dickie Moore, the two fought. Said Favell "He challenged me. I wanted nothing to do with him but Moore came at me and we had it out." When the Flyers were later fined more than the Blues, GM Bud Poile threatened to quit. Poile also said that it was Campbell's second mistake of the year (mentioning the Larry Zeidel incident from earlier in the year against Boston). Favell was fined the most ($150) and many other players were fined $100 each. Flyers' head coach Keith Allen was fined $500 while Scotty Bowman of the Blues was docked $400. Video of the attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB_Y-9bWwIA
  • April 16, 1968 -- In Game Six at St. Louis, backed by the sensational goaltending of Bernie Parent (63 saves) and a last minute goal in regulation, the Flyers recorded a stunning 2-1 victory in double OT shocking the crowd of 13,738 in St. Louis Arena. Andre Lacroix scored with 15 seconds left in the third period when Glenn Hall couldn't cover an Ed Van Impe shot from the point and the game headed to OT. Don Blackburn scored on a seemingly harmless backhander that swerved just as Hall was about to smother it and the series was headed to a seventh game. St. Louis outshot Philly 28-9 after two periods, 39-27 in regulation, 10-2 in the decisive second OT and 64-43 in the game. The Blues had a 2-man advantage for 86 seconds in the middle period but were thwarted by the PK unit of Van Impe-Jimmy Johnson-Bill Sutherland-Ed Hoekstra. The Blues goal was scored by Gerry Melnyk (see entry on June 11, 1968), seven seconds into a first period powerplay.
  • April 18, 1968 -- In Game Seven at Philadelphia, the Flyers attempt at recovering from a 3-1 series hole fell short as the Blues won 3-1 in the Spectrum in front of 14,646. Head coach Scotty Bomwan called up 43-year old player-coach and future Hall of Famer Doug Harvey from the minors for his first NHL action of the 1967-68 season; Harvey was named the game's top star. Larry Keenan's GWG was scored in the second period when Philly's Larry Zeidel accidentally tipped in a loose puck behind his goalie Bernie Parent. Despite no red light from the goal judge, referee Vern Buffey overruled and called it a goal. The Blues finished the scoring with an ENG. Afterwards, Bowman said "That was the toughest series ever played, the toughest that ever will be played."
  • June 11, 1968 -- The Flyers acquired Darryl Edestrand and Gerry Melnyk for Lou Angotti and Ian Campbell. That same day, the Blues sent Angotti to Pittsburgh for Ab McDonald. Melnyk suffered a heart attack during one of his first skating drills in a Flyers' jersey and immediately retired without having played a game; Edestrand appeared in just two games for Philly. To earn his salary, he became a scout with the team and was responsible for the drafting of Bobby Clarke.
  • October 30, 1968 -- The Blues won 4-1 in St. Louis as Red Berenson and Doug Harvey (one of two goals in his Blues' career) had a goal and an assist each. Glenn Hall made 28 saves in the win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the loss.
  • November 7, 1968 -- In one of the greatest individual performances in NHL history, Red Berenson of the Blues (6-1-7) tied an existing NHL record (Syd Howe in 1944) with six goals in the Blues' 8-0 shutout in Philadelphia. Berenson's seven points have never been duplicated or surpassed against the Flyers (through 2008-09). Berenson had four goals in the second period and that tied an existing record, set twice, for most goals in any period. St. Louis led 5-0 after two periods and all five goals were by Berenson, who missed on his first shot but scored with his next five shots; he had 10 in the game. Defensemen Ed Van Impe and Joe Watson, the latter of whom suffered a shoulder injury and had surgery which sidelined him for 13 games until December 12th, were on the ice for all six goals and Doug Favell gave up eight goals in his first game. Jacques Plante made 26 stops for the 65th shutout of his career.
  • November 30, 1968 -- Red Berenson scored the only goal in a 1-0 Blues' home win despite 40 saves from Bernie Parent. With the goal, Berenson scored eight of the last 10 goals in this series. Glenn Hall made 28 saves for the win.
  • December 8, 1968 -- The Blues blew three one-goal leads in a 4-4 draw in Philly. Simon Nolet had three points (2-1-3) for the Flyers.
  • January 15, 1969 -- Ron Schock, who scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, had two goals in the Blues' 4-3 home win.
  • February 13, 1969 -- Red Berenson had two assists and Jacques Plante made 29 stops in St. Louis' 2-1 win in the Spectrum.
  • February 19, 1969 -- Ab McDonald (2-1-3) factored in all three goals as the Blues skated to a 3-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 24 stops while Jacques Plante made 27 saves.
  • March 23, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had three first period points and the Flyers, backed by Bernie Parent's solid goaltending, clinched a playoff spot in a 4-3 victory at home. Philadelphia snapped an 0-6-1 skid to St. Louis in the regular season.
  • April 2, 1969 -- In Game One of the West Division Finals, five Blues' scored in a 5-2 victory in St. Louis. Goalie Glenn Hall suffered a pulled hamstring in the first period with St. Louis up 2-0 and was replaced by Jacques Plante who immediately gave up a goal.
  • April 3, 1969 -- In Game Two, Jacques Plante made 21 saves and five different Blues scored in a 5-0 win in St. Louis. Ed Van Impe and Garry Peters of Philly were tossed as was Barclay Plager of the Blues. There were 95 PIMs called. Van Impe returned to action for his first game in about two weeks but was ejected after raising his stick in a menacing manner to Noel Picard; a bench-clearing brawl ensued. Peters and Plager were tossed in the late third period.
  • April 5, 1969 -- In Game Three, Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues recorded a 3-0 win in Philadelphia by scoring in each period. The Blues' Bob Plager said "At home, the fans have class. They throw nickels on the ice. Here, they throw pennies."
  • April 6, 1969 -- In Game Four, St. Louis led 3-0 at the 4:22 mark and cruised to a series-clinching sweep 4-1. Jacques Plante made 30 saves. The Blues out-scored the Flyers 17-3 in the four-game series. Twelve Blues' players scored in the series, no one with more than two goals. On May 19, 1969, the Flyers elevated head coach Keith Allen to Ass't GM and replaced him with Vic Stasiuk. Ed Snider said "We want to catch and surpass them (Blues) and eventually build the best organization in hockey."
  • October 26, 1969 -- Jacques Plante (26 saves) and Bernie Parent (25 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in Philadelphia.
  • November 1, 1969 -- Frank St. Marseille had six points (2-4-6) and Red Berenson had a hat trick as the Blues blasted the Flyers 8-0 in St. Louis behind Jacques Plante's 23-save shutout. Ab McDonald and Larry Keenan added three assists apiece. The Blues tallied four PPGs.
  • December 7, 1969 -- Red Berenson (2-1-3) had two goals and Ernie Wakely made 20 saves in the Blues' 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Phil Goyette had three assists.
  • December 20, 1969 -- Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues scored in each period in a 3-0 home win. Plante recorded six shutouts in the regular season and POs combined for St. Louis against the Flyers, this being his last. The Blues finished the 1960s with a 14-1-2 mark in the last 17 games (regular season and playoffs).

1970s:
  • January 7, 1970 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie as Reg Fleming (1-1-2) tied the game in the third period for Philly. The Flyers lost their previous eight games to the Blues.
  • January 25, 1970 -- Reg Fleming (1-1-2) and Bernie Parent (30 saves) led the Flyers, 2-0 to a win. Philly entered this game 1-14-3 in the last 18 contests against the Blues.
  • March 12, 1970 -- Phil Goyette and Jimmy Roberts of the Blues scored on a 10-minute PP late in the third period and St. Louis won 4-2 at home. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was eventually suspended eight games and fined $300 for a stick-swinging incident in this game. The play started when Heiskala committed a roughing penalty on Tim Ecclestone. As the two chatted, the Blues' Terry Gray elbowed Heiskala who lost two teeth, suffered a bloodied mouth and fell to the ice; upon gaining balance, he slashed Gray, who received a 5-minute elbowing major, above the forehead requiring a six-stitch cut. When offering his ruling, NHL President Clarence Campbell said "There was a substantial lapse of time between Gray's elbow smash or cross-check and Heiskala's retaliatory blow."
  • April 2, 1970 -- This was the fifth of six straight losses that ended the Flyers' PO hopes. The slumping Flyers fell to 3-12-5 in the last 20 games. Ernie Wakely was sensational making 34 saves and Jimmy Roberts scored a first period SHG to lead St. Louis to a 1-0 win in Philly. Bernie Parent made 32 saves. The Flyers held a 34-33 shots advantage. Larry Hillman had seven shots, giving him 16 the last two games against the Blues.
  • December 9, 1970 -- Serge Bernier (1-3-4) and Doug Favell (29 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win at St. Louis. The victory snapped a 10-game road winless skid in this series (0-9-1).
  • December 13, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Wayne Hillman scored a late goal in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was whistled for crosschecking eight seconds into the game.
  • December 30, 1970 -- Red Berenson (1-4-5) and ex-Flyer Bill Sutherland (0-3-3) combined for six points in a span of 4:28 during a 3-goal second period flurry in St. Louis' 5-2 home win. Tim Ecclestone scored twice for the Blues.
  • February 7, 1971 -- The Blues made a major trade (February 6) then changed head coaches resulting in the termination of a five-game drought as they defeated the Flyers 6-2 in Philadelphia. Scotty Bowman returned as Blues' head coach and replaced Al Arbour (who went back to becoming a player); Arbour had two assists. Earlier, St. Louis dealt Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone to Detroit for Garry Unger and Wayne Connolly. Berenson said that Bowman traded him because of his role as President of the Players' Association. Unger said "I suppose it was my hair that got me traded" in reply to his reputation as a playboy.
  • April 1, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 31 saves and Danny Schock scored the only goal in his brief NHL career with eight minutes to play in a 1-1 tie in St. Louis.
  • October 30, 1971 -- Gary Unger (3-1-4) had a hat trick in the first period but the Flyers rallied for a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Unger was tossed from the game at the 26-minute mark when disorder ensued. Doug Favell 26 saves on 27 shots) replaced Bernie Parent after one period. The Blues also made a goalie switch after one period, when they led 3-2.
  • January 1, 1972 -- Rick Foley's (1-1-2) PPG with 53 remaining gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Bill Clement and Bill Plager fought. The Blues held a 35-34 shots edge. Jack Egers (2-1-3) and Barclay Plager (1-2-3) led the Blues.
  • January 6, 1972 -- One of the defining moments in Flyers' history happened because of this game won by St. Louis 3-2 when the Blues rallied after a brawl that carried over into the stands. Down 2-0 after two periods, Blues' head coach Al Arbour verbally chastised ref John Ashley for the way a puck was dropped in a faceoff. As Arbour continued his yelling, he received a minor penalty and then chased the ref towards the Zamboni entrance near the stands. At that point, a fan doused Arbour with a cup of beer. Witnessing this, Bob Plager of the Blues went into the crowd while other St. Louis players rushed to Arbour's side. During the melee in the crowd, which involved players, coaches, and policemen, Arbour received a 10-inch cut to the head. Garry Unger and other Blues' players battled fans and swung sticks. Blues' player John Arbour received a 40-inch cut. Al Arbour's shirt, coat and tie were torn in the fracas and he coached the third period in his undershirt. Because the Blues' players out-numbered the cops in the crowd, a 16-year old fan rushed to a payphone and called a local police station and backups responded totaling 150 police officers. The fight lasted 25 minutes and the total delay was estimated at 45 minutes. The Blues gained inspiration and scored three third period goals for a 3-2 win, including the first two in a span of 37 seconds. Afterwards, Al and John Arbour, Phil Roberto and Floyd Thomson were arrested and tossed in the cooler for one night after they were taken to a Philadelphia police station on disorderly conduct charges and assault and battery on a police officer; Thompson faced additional charges of aggravated assault and battery. Four fans and two officers were injured. Seeing the display of unity and how the Blues responded to the fracas, the Flyers decided as an organization to become a more aggressive on-ice team and to acquire such players.


  • February 6, 1972 -- Down 2-0 with under three minutes to play, the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie on goals by Simon Nolet, with 2:48 left, and Gary Dornhoefer, with 1:51 to play. Bobby Clarke and Nolet factored in both goals. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Flyers. The game was played in the Spectrum.
  • March 4, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 44 saves and Rick Foley (1-2-3) and Jean Potvin (1-2-3) provided the offensive spark as the Flyers won 6-2 in the Spectrum. Philly scored five goals in a span of 11:47 during the second period. The Flyers' PP scored three times. Bob Plager scored both Blues' goals. It was a rare win for the Flyers in this series as they entered the game 3-20-8 in the prior 31 meetings starting with Game 7 of the 1968 series.
  • March 11, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin snapped a 2-2 late in the third period and the Blues won 4-2 at home with a 43-shot attack. The feisty game featured a fight between Moose Dupont of the Blues and Gary Dornhoefer of the Flyers.
  • October 7, 1972 -- In the season opener, the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia when the Blues' Jack Egers rifled a 45-footer past Doug Favell (37 saves) with 5:25 to play. It was Egers' second goal of the game. The Flyers scored three PPGs.
  • December 14, 1972 -- Bill Clement's PPG goal on a breakaway with 3:28 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. Clement led the Flyers with two goals and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves. Philly led 3-0 after one period but the Blues rallied to tie in the third period. Bill Flett iced the game with a 188-foot ENG. Blues' goalie Wayne Stephenson was removed in the third period for Jacques Caron who surrendered the deciding goal. Prior to the game, the Flyers and Blues exchanged players as St. Louis received Brent Hughes and Pierre Plante and Philly got Andre "Moose" Dupont and a 3rd round choice (Bob Stumpf). Dupont assisted on the first goal of the game 4:57 into the contest.
  • December 23, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin (2-1-3), Bob Plager (1-3-4) and Fran Huck (0-3-3) combined for 10 points in the Blues' 6-1 home win. RIck MacLeish and Bob McCord fought. Bill Flett scored with 0:17 remaining, spoiling Wayne Stephenson's shutout bid. Doug Favell and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves combined for the Flyers.
  • February 20, 1973 -- Bill Flett (2-1-3) snapped a 3-3 third period tie and the Flyers won 5-3. The Flyers entered the game 1-11-5 in the last 17 regular season games played at St. Louis. Gary Unger had 10 shots on goal.
  • March 25, 1973 -- Doug Favell made 28 saves and the Flyers beat Wayne Stephenson and the Blues 5-2 in Philadelphia in a Sunday afternoon game broadcast nationally on NBC. In the second period, Bob Kelly pummeled Steve Durbano in a fight after Durbano supposedly made contact with a Flyers' trainer who was on the bench. Seeing this, Kelly jumped onto the ice moments after Dave Schultz got to Durbano first. Kelly (19 PIMs) and Durbano (29 PIMs, highest total ever at that point by an opponent) were tossed. St. Louis tied the score 1-1 in the second period on the ensuing PP but 27 seconds later Ross Lonsberry scored followed by goals from Schultz and Gary Dornhoefer. Durbano and Schultz fought 1:17 into the game.
  • November 24, 1973 -- Ross Lonsberry scored with 18 seconds remaining in the second period and Bernie Parent stopped all 31 shots in a 1-0 win in St. Louis. Orest Kindrachuk and Steve Durbano fought.

  • December 29, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves and the Flyers scored the last four goals of a 4-1 win in St. Louis. Don Saleski and Gary Dornhoefer had PPGs which put the Flyers on top 2-1.
  • March 14, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke had three points, including his 30th goal, in a 4-2 home win for Philly. Bernie Parent (PHI) beat Wayne Stephenson (STL).
  • March 24, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and the Flyers scored three PPGs in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs in 44 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first period. The active opening period included a 10-minute misconduct to Dave Schultz and a fight between Ross Lonsberry and Don Awrey. Wayne Stephenson made 33 saves for St. Louis.
  • March 27, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the game in an eventual 6-2 win in St. Louis. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) joined Lonsberry (1-2-3) with three points apiece. It was the Flyers' eighth straight win in this series.
  • September 16, 1974 -- The Flyers made two separate deals with the Blues. Ted Harris, a valuable member of the 1975 Champs, was acquired for cash and then Wayne Stephenson was swapped for two players who combined for 16 NHL games.
  • November 16, 1974 -- St. Louis held a 4-0 lead in the third period but the Flyers closed to within one goal with under five minutes to play, but Bill Collins' ENG, his second goal of the game, gave St. Louis a 5-3 home win. John Davidson made 32 saves for the Blues.
  • December 15, 1974 -- Don Saleski (2-2-4) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) scored twice and Bernie Parent made 21 saves in Philly's 7-2 win in the Spectrum. John Davidson made 34 saves in the loss.
  • January 23, 1975 -- Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bernie Parent (36 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-2 win in St. Louis. Dave Schultz scored the go-ahead goal 2:29 into the game. John Davidson made 32 saves but surrendred seven goals.
  • February 11, 1975 -- Yves Belanger made 34 saves in the Blues' 3-1 home win. Bill Collins had the GWG. Bernie Parent made 32 stops in the loss.
  • March 2, 1975 -- Down 2-1 in the third period, the Flyers rallied for a 4-2 victory in the Spectrum as Bobby Clarke had three assists and Reggie Leach two goals during the comeback.
  • October 16, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) had a SHG and a PPG in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Dave Schultz and Bob Gasoff had a feisty battle.
  • December 6, 1975 -- St. Louis scored three times in the first and four times in the third in their 7-2 rout at home. Red Berenson (2-2-4) led the offense.
  • December 21, 1975 -- Bill Barber (2-3-5), Reggie Leach (2-2-4) and Gary Dornhoefer scored twice in the Flyers' 8-3 victory in the Spectrum. St. Louis led 3-2 midway into the game but the Flyers scored four third period goals.
  • February 7, 1976 -- Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) and Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) had four points while Gary Dornhoefer (3 points) and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in the Flyers' 8-2 win at home. Philly dominated from the start, leading 3-1 on the scoreboard and 17-3 in shots. Flyers' goalie Jerome "Moses" Mrazek (6:17 played) made his only NHL appearance after relieving Wayne Stephenson with Philly up 6-1.
  • February 28, 1976 -- Garry Unger scored two PPGs and the Blues recovered from a 2-0 hole to tie the Flyers 2-2 in St. Louis. The Blues outshot the Flyers 39-30.
  • December 18, 1976 -- Bernie Parent stopped all 38 shots leading the Flyers to a 2-0 shutout in St Louis. Bill Barber and Ross Lonsberry scored 56 seconds apart in the game's opening 5:28. The Blues' Bob Gasoff fought Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman in the third period.
  • January 6, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves and Harvey Bennett (2-1-3) had three points in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. The Flyers scored the last seven goals of the game. The game featured a few fights including Paul Holmgren-Bob Gassoff.



  • January 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson had 24 saves and Ross Lonsberry's first period goal held until an ENG by Bill Barber in the Flyers 2-0 road win.
  • February 14, 1977 -- Al Hill's phenomenal accomplishment of five points (2-3-5) set a record for most points by any player in his first NHL game and the Flyers recorded a 6-4 home win. Hill scored goals on his first two NHL shots and also scored the Flyers' first two goals and had three points in the first period. The game was aired as part of the NHL's nationally syndicated TV pact.


  • February 26, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 win in St. Louis. Rick MacLeish scored the first of three consecutive second period goals to seal the victory. The lone Blues' goal came by Brian Sutter who scored the first NHL goal of his career and by one of the Sutter Brothers.
  • October 16, 1977 -- Don Saleski recorded a hat trick, Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves and the Flyers scored four PPGs in a 7-0 home victory. Philly scored five times in the second period. It was Saleski's third NHL hat trick. Each team wore commemorative patches for fallen players, the Flyers for Barry Ashbee and the Blues for Bob Gassoff; both players died in May, 1977.

  • October 29, 1977 -- Reggie Leach scored twice and Philly recorded a seventh consecutive win in this series, 7-3 in the Checkerdome (new name for the St. Louis Arena). Gary Unger had two goals for St. Louis. The Flyers broke open a 2-2 game with four second period goals. In the last seven meetings, the Flyers out-scored the Blues 36-9 and ran their unbeaten streak in this series to ten (9-0-1).
  • December 31, 1977 -- Phil Myre made 29 saves to lead St. Louis to a 3-2 home win on New Year's Eve. The game was scoreless near the midway point until Brian Ogilvie gave the Blues a lead they never relinquished. The Flyers were 9-0-1 in the last 10 games in this series.
  • February 6, 1978 -- Due to a 14-inch blizzard that rocked the area and crippled much of the East coast, the attendance was 5,148 including 3,725 ticketholders and 1,423 non-paying spectators who showed when Flyers' management graciously opened the Spectrum doors to anyone who needed assistance. Bernie Parent registered his 50th career shutout and faced just 11 shots in the 2-0 win. Philly scored two third period goals including Rick MacLeish's PP tally with one second remaining in the advantage.
  • March 5, 1978 -- Bob Kelly (2-1-3), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Paul Holmgren (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 victory at home. Bernie Parent made 21 saves.
  • November 30, 1978 -- Blake Dunlop and Bobby Clarke each had a goal and an assist and Wayne Stephenson picked up the shutout in a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Blues 34-17, including 24-6 over the last two periods.
  • December 17, 1978 -- Pete Peeters made his NHL debut and came within 51 seconds of a shutout in Philadelphia's 4-1 victory in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach had two goals. The Flyers outshot the Blues 36-17. Philly owned a 13-1-1 mark in the last 15 games in this series.
  • December 30, 1978 -- Curt Bennett and Harvey Bennett each had three points and St. Louis won 6-3 at home. The game had just three penalties including fighting majors against Bob Kelly and Brian Sutter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfC2W7IqNm8
  • March 18, 1979 -- Blake Dunlop scored twice in Philadelphia's 5-3 win at home. Robbie Moore made 24 saves in his second NHL appearance. Bill Barber had the go-ahead goal 48 seconds after the Blues rallied from a 2-0 hole. For the first time in Flyers' history, neither team was penalized.
  • March 31, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in Philly's 4-2 road win. The Flyers led 2-0 after one and 3-0 in the third before the Blues cut the deficit to one. Behn Wilson beat John Smrke in a third period fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAPEPzkqgnE
  • June 7, 1979 -- Phil Myre was acquired by Philly for Blake Dunlop and Rick Lapointe.
  • November 1, 1979 -- The Flyers recorded their 20th straight home win in this series as Pete Peeters made 23 saves in a 3-1 victory. Mel Bridgman scored the GWG 33 seconds into the game. Ed Staniowski made 36 saves in the loss. Frank Bathe fought Brian Sutter.
  • November 17, 1979 -- The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit to take a 3-2 lead but Blair Chapman's second goal tied the score 3-3 in St. Louis. Mike Liut made 33 saves for the Blues.

1980s:
  • January 13, 1980 -- Ed Staniowski stopped 32 shots, including third period breakaway attempts by Bill Barber, Brian Propp and Ken Linseman, and the teams exchanged first period goals in a 1-1 draw at Philadelphia. The tie snapped the Flyers' 20-game home winning streak to the Blues. The last time St. Louis earned a point in Philadelphia was February 6, 1972.
  • January 22, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in St. Louis. Al Hill scored the GWG in the first period.
  • December 14, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish scored the 300th goal of his NHL career which snapped a 4-4 tie with 3:12 to go and the Flyers skated to a 5-4 win at home. Behn Wilson had three points. The Flyers outshot St. Louis 22-3 in the second period (Mike Liut made 21 saves) and 44-26 in the game. Philly trailed 3-1 but took a 4-3 lead on a Reggie Leach 50-footer.
  • October 24, 1981 -- Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) and Tim Kerr (2-0-2, two PPGs) led the Flyers to a 6-3 victory in St. Louis. Pete Peeters made 21 saves for the win.
  • December 6, 1981 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Ron Flockhart (2-0-2) scored twice and Bobby Clarke had three points (1-2-3) in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. Mark Botell snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period with his first NHL goal on his 13th career shot; he played 32 games in the NHL.
  • January 2, 1982 -- Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4) and Rick St. Croix made 34 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 win in St. Louis.
  • November 21, 1982 -- Glen Cochrane's goal with 1:21 remaining in the second period lifted the Flyers to a 3-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers dominated the contest with a 45-23 shots advantage, including 19-7 in the middle period, but Brian Sutter's goal with 2:40 to play in the second tied the score 1-1. Darryl Sittler gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves. Glen Hanlon made 42 saves in the loss.
  • January 1, 1983 -- Darryl Sittler celebrated the new year in style as he collected three points in the Flyers' 4-1 win at St. Louis. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves and Bobby Clarke added two assists. Ron Flockhart suffered a knee injury and missed the next seven games. The Blues led 1-0 but the momentum changed when Behn Wilson pummeled Wayne Babych in a fight --
  • February 10, 1983 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period and breezed to a 5-2 home win. Ron Flockhart and Brian Propp each had two points in the first period. The Flyers extended their unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (13-0-3) and had extended records of 26-2-4 and 38-5-4 against the Blues. Miroslav Dvorak scored his first NHL goal and went into a celebratory dance. The victory gave the Flyers a record of 16-1-2 in their last 19 games and an additional record of 21-2-3 in the last 26 games (both losses were to the Washington Capitals).
  • November 5, 1983 -- The Blues recorded a 7-6 victory in St. Louis Arena and won in this series for the first time since 1978. Perry Anderson scored 1:23 after Guy Chouinard evened the game. The victory snapped the Flyers' seven-game winning streak and 16-game (13-0-3) unbeaten streak against the Blues. Philly led 4-1 in the second period but the Blues scored the next three before the Flyers captured leads of 5-4 and then 6-5 in the third period. The goals by Anderson and Chouinard were both their first of the season. Rob Ramage (1-3-4), Chouinard (1-2-3) and Bernie Federko (1-2-3) led St. Louis. Paul Holmgren and Jack Carlson fought, then, about two minutes later, Darryl Sittler and Anderson received fighting majors. For the second straight game, Sittler (1-2-3) had a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fight. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) scored twice. Goalies Pelle Lindbergh and Mike Liut both went the distance.
  • February 16, 1984 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 23 saves in Philly's 5-2 home win. Daryl Stanley fought Jack Carlson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWKZBJZUc8 and then Ron Sutter fought Dwight Schofield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoyeZUGuULo
  • March 3, 1984 -- St. Louis blew a 2-0 lead but came back from a 3-2 third period deficit to win 4-3. The last two goals came via the PP. Rick Heinz made 31 saves for the win. Bill Barber scored the last of his 420 regular season NHL goals. Dave Brown and Dwight Schofield clashed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcZ9N4RfS0
  • October 25, 1984 -- Tim Kerr scored four goals, including a third period natural hat trick in a span of 2:27, in the Flyers' 7-2 home win. Dave Poulin and Lindsay Carson scored in the first 3:10 of the game and both had assists on the other's goals. Philly led 3-0 after one period. After Brian Propp scored a SHG to make it 4-1, Kerr netted three straight goals to up the lead to 7-1 -- the fourth time in team history a player scored three times in one regular season period. Bob Froese made 23 saves. Mike Liut gave up seven goals.
  • November 9, 1984 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and backed by Pelle Lindbergh's 29 saves skated to a 6-0 victory in Philadelphia. Dave Poulin led the offense with three points, all in the first period. The Flyers scored three PPGs. The game had four fights including St. Louis' Brian Sutter fighting both Lindsay Carson and Ed Hospodar.
  • January 5, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves, Tim Kerr scored twice and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) both had three points in the Flyers' 6-3 win at St. Louis. Lindsay Carson had a Gordie Howe hat trick. The Flyers outshot the Blues 39-35. Dave Brown was involved in three of the game's six fights and picked up 25 PIMs. The fights from first-to-last: Lindsay Carson-Dwight Schoefield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6edI5P2iks ), Rick Tocchet-Jim Pavese, Dave Brown-Terry Johnson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70aH7Eqr5s ), Brown-Pavese ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZABA_h72q4 ) and a dual fight between Brown-Schoefield ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGoqp2zryiA ) and Brad Marsh-Perry Anderson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66sQLk0NPg ). The dual fight:


  • January 4, 1986 -- In St. Louis, Greg Millen made 32 saves in the Blues' 2-1 win. It was a rare victory for the goalie against the Flyers; he ended his career with just three wins in 22 decisions. All three goals came in the first period and the GWG was scored 30 seconds after the Flyers tied the score. Dave Richter and Jim Pavese wrestled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhYhsC4LHE
  • January 25, 1986 --Darren Jensen set a team record for most saves in a shutout, with 48, and Brad McCrimmon scored a first period goal in the Flyers' 1-0 road victory. Jensen was a perfect 24-for-24 in the final period. It was Jensen's second and final NHL shutout. Greg Millen made 33 saves in the loss. Rich Sutter fought Mark Hunter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKBkvNALRJo ) and Lee Norwood ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSh2SsZxfk ).
  • February 6, 1986 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to a 4-3 win at home. Brad McCrimmon tied the game then assisted on the GWG by Murray Craven 2:38 to play. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Ron Sutter fought Ed Beers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld1LYPOp2hE
  • December 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp scored a team-record tying four goals (4-0-4) leading the Flyers to a 7-1 home win. Mark Howe (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) had three-point efforts. The Flyers had four goals in the final period including tallies by Dave Brown and Propp within a team-record (later tied) seven seconds.
  • December 21, 1986 -- The Flyers rallied for a 7-6 victory at home by scoring four third period goals. Philly led 3-1 midway though the game until the Blues ended the second period with a flurry of goals to take a 5-3 lead into the third. The Flyers tied it at 5-5 but trailed once again, 6-5, before Tim Kerr completed a hat trick to tie the game and Dave Poulin scored to win it. Pelle Eklund had three points in addition to Kerr.
  • February 14, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Dave Poulin (2-1-3), who scored the GWG, had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 win in St. Louis. The Blues held a 35-25 shots advantage. Rick Tocchet, who had two assists, fought Jim Pavese -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsLkA_NA5o
  • November 10, 1987 -- Tony McKegney scored twice to give the Blues a 2-0 lead and they went on to a 5-2 home win. Greg Millen made 26 saves for the victory. Scott Mellanby (PHI) fought Rob Ramage (STL) twice.
  • January 7, 1988 -- Rick Tocchet (2-3-5) led the Flyers to a 6-4 home win. Tocchet, Pelle Eklund (1-3-4), Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) all had three or more points. Tied 3-3 after two, the Flyers erupted for three third period goals to take a 6-3 lead. The Flyers extended their home winning streak in this series to ten games and the unbeaten streak to 34 (31-0-3).
  • February 6, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. Peter Zezel and Scott Mellanby each had a goal and an assist. Barclay Plager, former Blues' All-Star and member of the then-current coaching, died of brain cancer at the age of 46.
  • November 17, 1988 -- St. Louis finally won in Philadelphia and snapped the Flyers' 34-game (31-0-3) home unbeaten streak in this series. The last Blues' victory in Philly was January 6, 1972. Bernie Federko scored twice including the GWG on the PP in the third period. Vincent Riendeau got the win. St. Louis outshot Philly 16-15 in the 3-1 decision.
  • November 29, 1988 -- In a move done in part to shake up the slumping Flyers, the very popular Peter Zezel was traded to the Blues for Mike Bullard. The trade paid immediate dividends as the Flyers went 13-2-1 in the next 16 games. Prior to the game, the Flyers won just once in 10 contests.
  • January 8, 1989 -- Peter Zezel (2-1-3) scored the go-ahead goal and the Blues went on to a 7-4 win in St. Louis. Mike Bullard, the player acquired for Zezel, also scored twice. Coupled with the November, 1988 win, it marked the first time the Blues won consecutive games in this series since 1970-71.
  • March 17, 1989 -- Brett Hull (2-0-2) scored in OT to lift the Blues, 4-3 in the Spectrum. St. Louis rallied from three one-goal deficits. Greg Paslawski scored in the final minute of regulation to send the game into the extra period. Mike Bullard (2 goals), Pelle Eklund and Rick Tocchet recorded two points each and all six points for the Flyers.
  • October 24, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 31 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the offense in a 6-1 home win. Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uayNw...eature=related

1990s:
  • January 4, 1990 -- Gino Cavallini led St. Louis to a 5-4 OT victory at home. Philly led 2-0 in the third but the Blues erupted for four goals and had a two goal lead until the Flyers evened the score 4-4. Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OewdIwAzyko
  • February 22, 1990 -- Keith Acton (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) each scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 road win. Philly's Sinisalo and St. Louis' Adam Oates achieved a statistical oddity when both scored SHGs with 55 seconds of each other in the third period. The Flyers, shutout in the opening period, scored seven times against Curtis Joseph. Oates had three (1-2-3) points.
  • December 29, 1990 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves and Keith Acton scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 road victory. It was the only time in franchise history the Flyers managed to beat goalie Vincent Riendeau who finished with a career mark of 7-1-0.
  • March 2, 1991 -- The teams played to a 4-4 the in the Spectrum. Brett Hull scored his 70th goal of the season to give St. Louis a 4-2 lead but Craig Berube and Pelle Eklund responded in the last seven minutes of regulation.
  • March 21, 1991 -- St. Louis scored three first period goals and Vincent Riendeau made 22 stops to lift the Blues to a 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Dave Lowry (2-1-3) had three points.
  • September 22, 1991 -- The Flyers acquired Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn for Ron Sutter and Murray Baron.
  • November 5, 1991 -- The Flyers led 4-1 at the 13:01 mark, including two goals by Rick Tocchet, and held on for a 4-3 victory in St. Louis. Ron Hextall made 22 saves for the win. Curtis Joseph stopped 40 shots in the loss. Dan Kordic fought Kelly Chase. Philly went 0-for-8 on the PP.
  • February 2, 1992 -- Ken Wregget made 28 saves and Claude Boivin had three assists in a 5-1 home victory. Rod Brind'Amour and Kerry Huffman each scored and added an assist.
  • October 31, 1992 -- Vitali Prokhorov, who had four goals all season, recorded a hat trick and Brett Hull (2-2-4) had four points in the Blues' 6-4 home win.
  • November 7, 1992 -- Stephane Beauregard made 25 saves and Brent Fedyk (2-1-3) scored two important goals within 62 seconds of each other in a 4-2 Flyers' home win. Eric Lindros, who added an ENG, fought Lee Norwood in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbDsOZq6u8
  • January 19, 1994 -- Eric Lindros had four points (3-1-4), all in the first period, and Garry Galley and Rod Brind'Amour had three-point games in the Flyers' 8-3 home win. The Flyers scored five goals in under 10 minutes in the first period and led 5-0 after one. Lindros' three goals in one period was the sixth time a player accomplished that feat for the Flyers.
  • March 22, 1994 -- Tommy Soderstrom made 30 saves and Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led the offense in the Flyers' 6-3 win at St. Louis.
  • January 11, 1996 -- Stephane Matteau scored with 25 seconds to play and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in the Spectrum. Matteau also gave the Blues a 3-1 lead in the second period. Yanick Dupre put Philadelphia ahead 4-3, the third of three straight goals for the Flyers. Grant Fuhr made 34 saves.
  • February 3, 1996 -- Eric Lindros recorded his eighth career hat trick (3-1-4) and the Flyers went 3-for-11 on the PP in a 7-3 win in St. Louis. It was the Flyers first game in the new Kiel Center. There were six fights in the game including a minor Lindros-Tony Twist confrontation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCsTs-8ntbM


  • March 15, 1996 -- St. Louis traded Dale Hawerchuk to Philly for Craig MacTavish.
  • December 21, 1996 -- Ron Hextall stopped all 24 shots and the Flyers' recorded a team-record fourth straight shutout in a 4-0 win at home. It was the Flyers' seventh straight victory. Trent Klatt snapped a scoreless tie. Eric Lindros had two assists in the third period. Philadelphia improved to 35-3-4 against the Blues in the last 42 home meetings. Scott Daniels suffered a charley horse and missed the next ten games while teammate Pat Falloon suffered a pulled goin and missed the next 13 games.
  • March 30, 1997 -- Grant Fuhr made 28 saves and Joe Murphy scored in the third period of the Blues' 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros scored his 30th goal and added an assist. Dan Kordic fought Tony Twist and Daniel Lacroix fought Steve Leach. The Blues' Brett Hull suffered a groin injury and missed the next three games; when he retured, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at Chicago.
  • October 29, 1997 -- Pavol Demitra scored with 2:30 left and the Blues prevailed 3-2 in Philadelphia. Demitra's goal off a feed from Chris Pronger took an awkward bounce and fooled goalie Garth Snow. John LeClair tied the score 23 seconds earlier. The combined shot total was 32, the Flyers with the 17-15 edge. Grant Fuhr, who surrendered two goals on six shots, replaced starting goalie Jamie McLennan who left the game midway through the second period with a strained groin.
  • November 3, 1997 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and skated to a 5-1 win in St. Louis backed by Garth Snow's 27 saves. Eric Lindros scored twice in the first while Dainius Zubrus (1-2-3) had three points in the game. Eric Lindros suffered bruised ribs and missed the next contest while teammate Joel Otto was diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow and missed the next six games.
  • March 9, 1998 -- Blues' Assistant Coach Roger Neilson became the Flyers' head coach. As compensation, the Flyers sent a sixth round pick and St. Louis drafted Tore Vikingstad. Neilson was the head coach of six other teams.
  • October 27, 1998 -- JVB made 29 saves and Colin Forbes snapped a 1-1 tie to lead Philadelphia to a 2-1 win at home. Rod Brind'Amour evened the game 1-1 with a PPG. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on the PP; the Blues were 0-for-4. Luke Richardson and Kelly Chase fought. Dan McGillis of the Flyers played 29:53 and was named the game's first star. The Blues only goal came 4:16 into the game. Eric Desjardins suffered a pulled groin and missed the next four games.
  • March 16, 1999 -- The Blues scored four third period goals and extended the Flyers' team-record winless skid to 12 games (0-8-4) with a 5-2 win in St. Louis. Philly won just twice in the past 20 games. Grant Fuhr made 26 saves while Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) and Al MacInnis (0-3-3) had three points. Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson tossed a stick onto the ice resulting in an eventual two-game suspension and a $10,000 fine. Neilson said ''It was a reaction and protest to what we thought was a non-call and I fired a stick. There's not too much you can say about it." Neilson became upset after referee Bill McCreary allowed Terry Yake to interfere with Jody Hull just before Pavol Demitra scored six seconds into a PP to make it 3-1 in the third period. ""It was a clear-cut penalty when Jody couldn't get out to the point," said Neilson. The Flyers' coach then refused to put his players on the ice and when he was hit with a double bench minor penalty, he grabbed a stick from Mark Recchi and tossed it on the ice, nearly striking linesman Lonnie Cameron and drawing a game misconduct. "I've been ejected a few times. I didn't throw (the stick) very well, the linesman had to duck." Philly killed the 5-on-3 but 18 seconds later Eric Desjardins was penalized and Turgeon scored six seconds into the advantage to make it 4-1. The Flyers' Valeri Zelepukin scored 24 seconds later to make it 4-2. Eric Lindros then had a goal disallowed by replay officials, who ruled his skate was just inside the crease. "To call one back like that, I wasn't sure the red line was part of the crease. But a call like that is embarrassing to the league," said Neilson. It was the second goal overturned in the game as another Lindros goal, in the first period, was denied when it was ruled Keith Jones was in the crease.



  • December 5, 1999 -- John LeClair's second goal of the game, with 4:35 to play, gave the Flyers a 3-2 home win. LeClair (2-0-2), Simon Gagne (0-2-2) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) each had two points. Brian Boucher made 27 saves.

2000s:
  • February 29, 2000 -- Roman Turek made 19 saves and the Blues' PK was a perfect 5-for-5 in St. Louis' 3-2 home win. Al MacInnis had two points and Bob Bassen scored the go-ahead goal to make it 2-1.
  • January 8, 2001 -- Keith Primeau's OT goal, his second of the game, lifted the Flyers to a 2-1 win in St. Louis' Savvis Center. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. Mark Recchi had two assists. Dallas Drake scored early in the third to even the score with eight seconds left on a Kent Manderville penalty. P.J. Stock fought Todd Reirdon in the first period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drrF4taTN30

  • March 13, 2001 -- Kent Manderville scored a key SHG and Keith Primeau (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three-point games to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 victory. Recchi became the 60th NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Michel Picard had two points including the only goal in his Flyers' career. P.J. Stock fought Reid Simpson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmbwyL2GsOk


  • December 18, 2001 -- Chris Therien's SHG snapped a 3-3 tie and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in the Flyers' 6-3 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers scored the last four goals of the game including a 3-0 edge in the last period. Simon Gagne had three assists. Mark Recchi became the 65th NHL player to score 400 NHL goals.

  • February 9, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek recorded a 30-save shutout as the Flyers routed the Blues 5-0 in St. Louis. Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points. Chris Therien's SHG gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Philly led 2-0 after one period and added three third period goals. "It was men against boys. It was embarrassing. There's not much more you can say," said Blues' coach Joel Quenneville.

  • December 7, 2002 -- Fred Brathwaite made 24 saves in the Blues' 3-1 win in Philly. The Blues led 2-0 after two periods with both goals coming in the first period. Pavol Demitra added an ENG at 19:59.
  • February 13, 2003 -- The Flyers completed a fabulous comeback when Michal Handzus scored in OT to give Philly a 4-3 win in St. Louis. Philly trailed 3-0 when the Blues scored on their first two shots of the second period, including a goal by Scott Mellanby who became the 52nd player to reach 1200 games played. The Flyers, shut out in four of their previous eight games, ended a scoring drought of 167:09 when Magnus Ragnarsson 11:32 into the middle period. Trailing 3-1 midway in the third, the Flyers scored twice on consecutive shots.
  • December 30, 2003 -- The Flyers' PP went 5-for-8 in a 7-2 victory at St. Louis. Philly scored five straight PPGs including three in the second period and two more in the third period within 28 seconds to make it 5-1. Mark Recchi (2-2-4) and Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) each had two goals. Robert Esche made 28 saves in the win. Both goals by St. Louis came on PPs and the Blues lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 games during December. There were four fights in the game including Jeremy Yablonski, who made his NHL debut, fighting Todd Fedoruk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF1cgiQE_a0 ). Ex-Flyer Murray Baron fought Keith Primeau and Fedoruk in separate battles. The game ended with all players on the ice during a brief Donald Brashear-Jamal Mayers confrontation, negated when Baron jumped the Flyer from behind.
  • February 9, 2004 -- Eric Weinrich was dealt to the Blues for a pick used to select Gino Pisellini.
  • December 17, 2005 -- R.J. Umberger and Mike Knuble scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 victory in St. Louis. The Flyers (3) and Blues (1) combined for four goals in 1:42 of the second period. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves including 16 in the third period when the Flyers were outshot 16-3. Jason Bacashihua made his NHL debut in goal for the Blues who were without their regular goalie Curtis Sanford. Chris Beckford-Tseu was called up from Alaska (ECHL) and made it to the arena an hour prior to the game. If he did not make it in time, the Blues were going to dress a police officer named Bill Muller. Patrick Lalime was waived earlier in the week.
  • February 10, 2007 -- Philadelphia ended a team-record 13-game home winless skid (0-9-4) when Simon Gagne scored a PPG 0:27 seconds into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory. Petr Cajanek was called for holding with three seconds left in regulation. Gagne, who had a game-high six shots, tied the score with 4:55 to play. The Flyers last won at home November 24, 2006. Goalie Michael Leighton, claimed on waivers in January, made his Flyers' debut and got the win in his first NHL start since March 23, 2004. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PImpc5Mr8

  • January 31, 2009 -- Chris Mason made 35 saves and the Flyers' PP was a horrid 0-for-11 in the Blues' 4-0 win in St. Louis. The Flyers failed on a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes in the opening period. The Blues went 2-for-8 on the PP. Jay McClement had the GWG 4:05 into the game. The Blues last prior home win in this series was during the 1999-00 season.

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE and RESULTS:
All Times are Eastern Time
  • Wed, Feb 4 Boston 7:00 PM
  • Sat, Feb 7 @ Boston 1:00 PM
  • Sun, Feb 8 @ Atlanta 3:00 PM
  • Thu, Feb 12 Ottawa 7:00 PM
  • Sat, Feb 14 NY Islanders 1:00 PM

THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY:
  • 1971 -- The Flyers traded Bernie Parent and a 1971 2nd Rounder (Rick Kehoe) to the Maple Leafs in exchange for Bruce Gamble, a 1971 1st Rounder (Pierre Plante) & Mike Walton. The Flyers then swapped Walton to the Bruins for Rick MacLeish & Danny Schock. Parent played 73 games for the Leafs before jumping to the World Hockey Association's Miami Screaming Eagles/Philadelphia Blazers. Walton played 2 1/2 seasons with the Bruins before jumping to the WHA's Minnesota Fighting Saints. MacLeish scored 30+ goals seven times with the Flyers and was arguably their best offensive player in the two Cup-winning post-seasons.

TODAY's MUSIC -- Folsom Prison Blues


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Win!!!!!

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ill be there tommorow.


HOPEFULLLY WE CAN BEAT THEM BLUES!!!!!!!!

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Love these back to backs...I'll get to catch, some of the 3rd.
Great GDT thanks MSE!
We need to keep this going, keep the ball rolling!!

PS we never ever play the Blues...weird.


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I oughta catch the second half or so of this one. I'm interested to see this Blues team.

Just win again, that's all.

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I oughta catch the second half or so of this one. I'm interested to see this Blues team.

Just win again, that's all.
they aint that good. i mean dont get me wrong it wont be a cake-walk of a game. we should pull it off.

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they aint that good. i mean dont get me wrong it wont be a cake-walk of a game. we should pull it off.
I know they're not that good, but I've got Oshie, Backes, and Perron in a keeper league. I took a flier on Colaiacovo, too.

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blues fan here, great gdt. I expect this to be like most other blues games this season, it will be close till the third then the flyers will blow it open


heres to a good game and no more injuries

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blues fan here, great gdt. I expect this to be like most other blues games this season, it will be close till the third then the flyers will blow it open


heres to a good game and no more injuries
here here!

Im liking these west conf games. Get to see guys like Oshie, Backlund and Perron.

I wouldnt take this game too lightly. They can play D and that always means its going to be a game.

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I shall be at the game as well.

A couple years back I was surprised to see how many Flyer fans were there. It was at least 30-35% orange, so I expect more of the same this time around now that we aren't as bad as we were then.

I'll be in section 125. I'm gonna try and sneak in with an "I'm not gay, but I love Boyes" sign.

Here's to a good game. I've gotten to see a couple of Blues games this year because I live here, and they play hard, it's just that they've been absolutely decimated with injuries. This is another "we should beat these guys" game, but I wouldn't be surprised if they take us to OT or even win it. These guys just beat Boston and Chicago twice in one week not so long ago.

Oshie's a really good player for them. He's someone I hope Giroux will be like for us. They kind of play a similar style. The Blues have a really, really good young team. The defense sucks for them now, but their offense, even with a lot of people out, ain't that bad at all.

The Flyers have never lost any game here in STL that I've ever been to, and I've been going to most of the since '96. So that at least bodes well.

Go team. I want to see some scoring!

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..woywitka has turned into a pretty decent blueliner...

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Lets keep the ball rolling.

However im sure the guys are going to be tired. They were taking the 3 hour flight into St Louis after the game last night. At least its an hour later tonight.

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I'll probably be able to listen to/watch the first period, have a hockey game at 9:45. A game we should certainly win.

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I hope Richards continues to play FU hockey.

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..woywitka has turned into a pretty decent blueliner...
He's ok, not great. I think he's useful to them, but in the end probably isn't in their long-term plans. He's good enough that I think he'll stick in the NHL though.

2 of the recent games in the series, that 7-2 win was awesome. I think Dallas Drake followed Joni Pitkanen around trying to...get into a fight or something, Pitkanen draws a penalty on Drake and then comes out and scores the goal on the power play.

The last game here in Philly during the Dark Year, when they won that game it was like a playoff win judging by the celebrating in the crowd. People were even honking their horns and I forgot what it was like for people to stick around until the end of the game and how much extra traffic there was

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Though sloppy against Tampa last night you could see the Flyers were the better team. Hopefully that happens tonight and Biron doesn't suck.

Not sure why some thought the Flyers sucked last night - they had at least 4 breakaways - 3 shorthanded. St. Louis has a very suspect D hopefully we'll see them take advantage.

Maybe we'll see a defenseman besides Jones score one.

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Lets go Flyers. I want two ****in points!

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Lets hope the flight didn't tire anyone out. I want to see a full 60 min effort, Marty to not play the puck, and no stupid penalties. yeah right

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For some reason I cant get the 2/10/07 youtube link to work =(.... stupid computer. Oh well. An 8:30 game is interesting. Lets hope for a good performance and under 9 penalties!

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I shall be at the game as well.

A couple years back I was surprised to see how many Flyer fans were there. It was at least 30-35% orange, so I expect more of the same this time around now that we aren't as bad as we were then.
I wouldn't expect near as many Flyer fans this time. If you recall, the reason there were so many Philly fans was because the Flyers were in town on Saturday and the Eagles were in town that sunday to play the Rams. So Philly sports fans made a nice long weekend.

Anyway, good luck tonight and GREAT GDT. Flyers/Blues is definately one of best forgotten rivalries from days gone by.

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For some reason I cant get the 2/10/07 youtube link to work =(.... stupid computer. Oh well. An 8:30 game is interesting. Lets hope for a good performance and under 9 penalties!
Try it this way:


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Another BIG 2 pts, get it done boys. Gonna PVR it tonight as have to watch GSP pound the **** out of BJ Idiot !!

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lets go flyers!! big win last night.. lets do it again!!!

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