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#59 -- Kings at Flyers -- February 25, 2009 -- 7:00 PM (ET)


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (32-17-9) vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS (26-24-9)

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

Defensemen:
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen (doubtful) -- 77 Ryan Parent
  • 25 Matt Carle -- 5 Braydon Coburn
  • 41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones (first pairing with Parent if Timonen doesn't play)
  • 23 Ossi Vaananen (could play depending on Timonen's status -- third pairing with Alberts)

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki
  • 43 Martin Biron (will start tonight)

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • 2 Derian Hatcher has a right knee injury and is on I.R.
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen has the flu and is questionable.
  • 48 Danny Briere could return Friday. He had surgery which released a nerve entrapment in his abdominal wall and an adductor release loosened the muscles connecting the inner thigh with the groin on Jan. 22.

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB
  • 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 21 Hearst, ON, 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
  • 36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • 18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 24 Kenora, ON, CAN
  • 9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort Mcmurray, AB, CAN

Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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



KINGS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • Alexander Frolov, Anze Kopitar, Wayne Simmonds
  • Kyle Calder, Jarret Stoll, Dustin Brown (doubtful)/Teddy Purcell
  • Patrick O’Sullivan, Michal Handzus, John Zeiler
  • Raitis Ivanans, Derek Armstrong, Peter Harrold

Defense:
  • Sean O’Donnell, Drew Doughty
  • Jack Johnson, Matt Greene
  • Kyle Quincey, Denis Gauthier

Goalies:
  • Erik Ersberg (probable starter)
  • Jonathan Quick


KINGS' INJURIES:
  • Dustin Brown is not expected to play tonight. He did not play last night and is expected to return sometime during the Kings' current five-game road trip. His wife gave birth to their second child, a son named Mason, February 23rd.
  • Oscar Moller is on a conditioning assignment in Manchester (AHL).
  • Tom Preissing is currently on injured reserve due to issues related to dizziness.


KINGS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 7 Derek Armstrong 6' 0" 197 Apr 23, 1973 35 Ottawa, ON, CAN
  • 19 Kyle Calder 5' 11" 177 Jan 5, 1979 30 Mannville, AB, CAN
  • 24 Alexander Frolov 6' 2" 204 Jun 19, 1982 26 Moscow, RUS
  • 26 Michal Handzus 6' 4" 218 Mar 11, 1977 31 Banska Bystrica, SVK
  • 41 Raitis Ivanans 6' 4" 256 Jan 3, 1979 30 Riga, LVA
  • 11 Anze Kopitar "A" 6' 3" 219 Aug 24, 1987 21 Jesenice, SVN
  • 9 Oscar Moller 5' 11" 180 Jan 22, 1989 20 Stockholm, SWE
  • 12 Patrick O'Sullivan 5' 11" 190 Feb 1, 1985 24 Winston, NC, USA
  • 54 Teddy Purcell 6' 3" 202 Sep 8, 1985 23 St. John's, NL, CAN
  • 15 Brad Richardson 5' 11" 184 Feb 4, 1985 24 Belleville, ON, CAN
  • 17 Wayne Simmonds 6' 2" 181 Aug 26, 1988 20 Scarborough, ON, CAN
  • 28 Jarret Stoll 6' 0" 214 Jun 24, 1982 26 Melville, SK, CAN
  • 13 John Zeiler 6' 0" 204 Nov 21, 1982 26 Jefferson Hills, PA, USA


Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 8 Drew Doughty 6' 1" 203 Dec 8, 1989 19 London, ON, CAN
  • 21 Denis Gauthier Jr. 6' 2" 220 Oct 1, 1976 32 Montreal, QC, CAN
  • 2 Matt Greene "A" 6' 4" 234 May 13, 1983 25 Grand Ledge, MI, USA
  • 5 Peter Harrold 5' 11" 188 Jun 8, 1983 25 Kirtland Hills, OH, USA
  • 3 Jack Johnson 6' 1" 225 Jan 13, 1987 22 Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 230 Oct 13, 1971 37 Ottawa, ON, CAN
  • 42 Tom Preissing ** 6' 0" 197 Dec 3, 1978 30 Arlington H, IL, USA
  • 27 Kyle Quincey 6' 2" 207 Aug 12, 1985 23 Kitchener, ON, CAN


Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 31 Erik Ersberg 6' 0" 168 Mar 8, 1982 26 Sala, SWE
  • 32 Jonathan Quick 6' 1" 216 Jan 21, 1986 23 Milford, CT, USA


Flyers-Kings' Series History:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • All-time W-L-T-OTL record: The Flyers lead 79-36-15-2. The Flyers are 6-1-0-1 in the last eight games.
  • All-time W-L-T-OTL home record: The Flyers lead 41-15-7-1 and are 8-0-0-1 in the last nine games played at Philadelphia. The Kings last won in Philly March 23, 2000.
  • All-time W-L-T-OTL road record: The Flyers lead 38-21-8-1. The Flyers have won four of the last six played at LA.


1960s:
  • October 14, 1967 -- The teams met for the first time and Los Angeles prevailed 4-2 in the Long Beach (CA) Arena in the first ever regular season home game for the Kings (the Fabulous Forum was not fully operational until December 1967) LA trailed 2-0 in the first period but rallied for three third period goals to win. The Kings held a 31-11 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 2-1. Doug Favell made 34 saves in the loss while Wayne Rutledge faced just 16 shots.
  • November 26, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers trounced the Kings 7-2 to take sole possession of first place in the West. Balanced scoring was a key as seven Flyers scored and eight had two points apiece. Bernie Parent made 25 saves.
  • December 8, 1967 -- Doug Favell made 24 saves and Claude Laforge had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 3-0 win in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The teams combined for just one minor penalty (Joe Watson) still a Flyers' team record (through the end of 2008-09).
  • December 30, 1967 -- In the first NHL game played at Jack Kent Cooke's Fabulous Forum, the Flyers' Doug Favell made 25 saves and blanked the Kings 2-0 in a nationally televised Saturday afternoon affair. Ed Hoekstra (1-1-2) scored the first goal in the building. Clarence Campbell dropped the ceremonial opening faceoff. The building cost $16 million and 14,000 was the announced attendance. It was the fourth facility in four meetings between these teams. The game started inauspiciously as the singer who was flown in from Canada to sing "O, Canada," and who was introduced by Canadian-born actor Lorne Greene of Bonanza TV fame, slipped on the ice and fell.
  • December 31, 1967 -- One night after meeting in California, the teams played in Philadelphia and the Flyers dominated 9-1. Philly led 4-0 after one period; Larry Zeidel scored his first goal in the NHL since the 1953-54 season when he played for Chicago. Brit Selby (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals to extend the lead to 6-0. The lead went to 7-0 in the second then a brawl transpired with Lou Angotti and Real Lemieux the main combatants. Angotti (0-3-3), Don Blackburn (1-2-3) and Leon Rochefort (1-2-3) had three points each. Doug Favell made 37 saves and was a perfect 29-for-29 after two periods until Bill Flett beat him. Terry Sawchuk faced the Flyers for the first time and gave up five goals in relief of Wayne Rutledge.
  • January 28, 1968 -- Terry Sawchuk started against the Flyers for the first time and stopped all 27 shots in a 2-0 victory for the Kings in the Spectrum.
  • February 16, 1968 -- Eddie Joyal (2-2-4) and Bill Flett (1-2-3) led Los Angeles to a 7-1 home win. Wayne Rutledge made 30 saves. The Kings scored twice in the opening minute of the second period to take a 3-0 lead.
  • February 29, 1968 -- Wayne Rutledge's 33 saves backed LA to a 3-1 win in Philly.
  • March 14, 1968 -- In a game played in Quebec (Spectrum roof damage), the teams played to a scoreless tie as future Hall-of-Famers Bernie Parent (32 saves) and Terry Sawchuk (20 saves) recorded shutouts. It was the fifth facility in which these teams played during their first seasons.
  • March 23, 1968 -- Terry Sawchuk made 24 saves in LA's 4-2 home win. Howie Menard scored the GWG in the third period. Brit Selby had both Flyers' goals.
  • October 26, 1968 -- Down 2-1, LA scored five third period goals in a 6-2 home win. The Kings extended their unbeaten streak in this series to six game (5-0-1) and out-scored the Flyers 22-6.
  • November 17, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. The game was scoreless after two periods. Jim Johnson snapped a 1-1 tie with 3:01 remaining.
  • November 24, 1968 -- LA outshot the Flyers 41-40. Bernie Parent made 38 saves and Gerry Desjardins made 39 saves in the Kings' 3-1 win in Philly. The duo would square-off in the 1975 Finals. LA was 0-7-2 on the road entering the game.
  • December 4, 1968 -- Eddie Joyal scored a natural hat trick in LA's 3-1 home win. The Kings held a 25-5 shots advantage after two periods but the game was tied 1-1. In the game, LA outshot the Flyers 38-14. Dennis Roy, an NHL off ice official in Los Angeles where he was on the staff of the Canadian Consulate. served as the Flyers' backup netminder after both Doug Favell and Bernie Parent (who played) had the flu. Roy wore number 1, which was Favell's number at the time.
  • December 21, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 45 saves and the Flyers skated to a 2-1 victory. The Kings held a 32-14 shot advantage after two periods (46-19 in the game) but the Flyers led 2-0. Gary Dornhoefer returned to action after missing a month due to a cracked left ankle.
  • March 1, 1969 -- The Kings' Bob Wall scored on the PP with 0:59 to play and the teams skated to a 2-2 tie at LA. Andre Lacroix scored twice in the first period to give Philly a 2-0 lead, which held up until the third period when LA scored twice. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Gerry Desjardins stopped 31 shots.
  • March 6, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves and Andre Lacroix had three (1-2-3) points in Philly's 5-1 home win.
  • March 27, 1969 -- Don Blackburn scored with 1:42 to play and the Flyers Bill Sutherland (two goals) added an ENG in a 4-2 home win. Gerry Desjardins lost despite making 36 saves.
  • November 20, 1969 -- Jim Johnson scored the GWG 42 seconds after the Kings' Eddie Shack tied the game and the Flyers prevailed 3-2 at home. Bernie Parent made 37 saves and Gerry Desjardins stopped 38 shots.
  • December 3, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had his first NHL hat trick, Simon Nolet scored twice and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the Flyers' 7-1 road victory. Johnson fought future Flyer Ross Lonsberry in the third period.

1970-1974:
  • January 1, 1970 -- Los Angeles scored three times in a span of 4:29 in the opening period en route to a 4-3 home win. Eddie Joyal had two of the Kings' goals. Bobby Clarke scored the first goal of the game and added another for his second multi-goal game in his rookie season.
  • January 8, 1970 -- Gary Dornhoefer recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the win while Wayne Rutledge made 44 in LA's defeat.
  • February 15, 1970 -- The Flyers drilled LA goalkeeper Wayne Rutledge with 55 shots and Bill Sutherland (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in a 7-1 home win.
  • March 1, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Jim Johnson scored with 4:37 to play in a 4-4 tie at Philadelphia. LA's Eddie Shack had 10 shots and two goals.
  • March 14, 1970 -- Down 3-2, the Flyers scored three third period goals en route to a 5-3 win at Los Angeles. Bernie Parent made 30 saves.
  • March 26, 1970 -- Eddie Shack had three assists and Dennis Dejordy made 30 saves as the Kings won 3-2 at LA.
  • October 29, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 34 saves and the Flyers scored three times in the third period (including an ENG) in a 3-1 win at the Forum. Wayne Hillman and Earl Heiskala scored their first goals of the season for the Flyers to give Philly a 2-1 lead. Heiskala's goal came 41 seconds after he came out of the penalty box. Jack Norris stopped 34 of 36 shots for LA.
  • December 5, 1970 -- Simon Nolet scored on the PP with 2:12 left in a 4-4 tie at LA. Bob Pulford scored a PPG 1:03 earlier to put LA in front, 4-3. Bernie Parent made 34 saves and both Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke had three points.
  • December 19, 1970 -- The Kings' Gord Labossiere scored on the PP with 2:45 left in a 2-2 tie at LA. Doug Favell made 34 saves. It was the fifth straight game in this series played at LA.
  • January 7, 1971 -- The Kings' Bill Flett tied the game 5-5 and that is how it finished in Philly. Jim Johnson of the Flyers had three points (2-1-3). Eddie Joyal of LA had two goals.
  • January 17, 1971 -- Dennis Dejordy had 33 saves in the Kings' 4-1 win in Philly.

  • February 17, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on a 50-footer and added two assists and Doug Favell stopped all 28 shots in the Flyers' 4-0 win at the Forum.
  • October 16, 1971 -- Doug Favell was fabulous as he stopped all 43 shots and Jim Johnson broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of a 1-0 Flyers' win. LA outshot the Flyers 16-5 in the final period.
  • October 21, 1971 -- The Kings crushed the Flyers 7-0 in the home debut of new Flyers' head coach Fred Shero. Gary Edwards made 34 saves for his first career shutout in his seventh NHL game. Bob Berry and Real Lemieux scored twice.
  • November 18, 1971 -- Bruce Gamble made 32 saves and recorded the fourth straight shutout by a goalie in this series; the Flyers won 2-0. It was Gamble's first shutout as a Flyers' goalie (he had two).
  • January 16, 1972 -- The Flyers trailed by one goal in each period and responded all three times to earn a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. Ed Van Impe had the final goal. Bobby Clarke and Bob Kelly each scored and assisted. Both teams had 32 shots.
  • January 22, 1972 -- Real Lemieux had three points and Rogie Vachon made 25 saves in the Kings' 4-2 home win.
  • January 28, 1972 -- In a major trade, the Flyers acquired Ross Lonsberry, Cowboy Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal and Jean Potvin for Serge Bernier, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Lesuk.
  • March 9, 1972 -- Bill Flett stunned his former teammates in his return to LA as the Flyers won 5-3 in front of 6,618. Because Kings' owner Jack Kent Cooke was so disgusted with Flett's performance, he demanded that Flett not be made one of the three post-game stars. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke gave Flett a spittoon with an inscription that read "Unspeakable Star of the Game." The Kings led 2-1 with about nine minutes to play in the third period but Flett (3-1-4) and Clarke (2-3-5) each recorded four points in a span of 3:31. Flett, Clarke and Flett again scored within 40 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. After Ralph Backstrom of LA cut the deficit to one, Flett completed his hat trick and thus became the first Flyers' player to score a hat trick in one period. Flett and Clarke combined for eight points in the third period. Backstrom (2-1-3) joined two ex-Flyers -- Jim Johnson (1-1-2) and Bill Lesuk (0-2-2) -- for seven points in the third period. In summary, five players had 15 of the 18 individual third period points. Philly led 1-0 after two periods, the teams combined for seven third period goals in a span of 14:09.
  • October 18, 1972 -- For the second time in two games against his former team, Bill Flett was the hero. This time, Flett (2-0-2) scored with 31 seconds to play to lift Philly to a 4-3 road win. Brent Hughes (0-3-3), who was dealt two years prior by the Kings to the Flyers, and Doug Favell (34 saves) were also key contributors. Flett later recounted the scenario by saying "They hate me and they had ever since I came to Philadelphia. The fans were on my back right from the beginning. I didn't mind it so much but I didn't like them giving it to my wife, too. Some of the fans really let her have it." At one point during the game, Flett stood at center ice and caressed his beard as he taunted the Kings' fans who booed mightily at his actions.
  • December 21, 1972 -- After a chaotic travel experience that took 10 hours to fly from Chicago to Philadelphia, the Flyers arrived in the Spectrum approximately 20 minutes prior to game-time and whipped the Kings 6-3. Bill Barber scored 26 seconds into the game then, ten seconds later, Don Saleski and Bob Berry fought. Rick MacLeish (1-3-4), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Barber (2-1-3) led the offense. Michel Belhumeur picked up the win by making 23 saves.
  • December 30, 1972 -- The Kings prevailed 5-3 in LA led by Bob Berry (1-2-3), Juha Widing (2-0-2) and Gilles Marotte (0-3-3). The Kings' Bill Lesuk was tossed as third man in when Bob Kelly and Terry Harper fought.
  • January 11, 1973 -- Don Kozak scored with exactly one minute to play to give LA a 3-2 win in Philly. Bob Berry scored the other Kings' goals. Rogie Vachon made 30 saves. The Flyers led 2-0, on a pair of PPGs, with under five to play in the second period.
  • February 7, 1973 -- Ralph Backstrom snapped a third period tie and LA won 2-1 in the Forum. Roggie Vachon (31 saves) beat Bobby Taylor (33 saves). There were three fights in the game including one involving Rick MacLeish (vs. Don Kozak).
  • March 1, 1973 -- Rogie Vachon made 29 saves in LA's 2-0 win in Philly. Frank St. Marseille scored in the second period, the game's only tally until an ENG.
  • October 20, 1973 -- Bob Nevin had two goals and Rogie Vachon made 17 saves to pace the Kings 3-0 ain Los Angeles. Vachon started 6-0-0 against the Flyers but finished 6-8-3 in his Kings' career. The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Flyers who were whistled for an illegal lineup. There were multiple fights in the game and the Flyers were flagged for 88 PIMs, including 63 in the opening period, to LA's 54 PIMs. LA outshot Philly 11-2 in the second period. No one knew it at the time but it would be the Kings' last home victory against the Flyers for about 12 years until 1985.
  • November 8, 1973 -- Juha Widing scored a late goal and Gary Edwards made 33 saves in the Kings' 3-2 win, their sixth straight against the Flyers in this series.
  • November 14, 1973 --Tom Bladon (1-1-2) scored the GWG 28 seconds after the Kings tied the game at 4-4 in Philly's 5-4 home win. Bobby Clarke scored twice. Rogie Vachon, who won his first six starts as a member of the Kings in this series, lost for the first time and finished 6-8-3 against the Flyers while with Los Angeles. As a member of Los Angeles, Detroit and Boston, Vachon had a record of 1-14-5 in his last 20 starts against the Flyers (he started his career 13-4-3 against Philly).
  • January 19, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 17 saves and the Flyers recorded a 2-0 home victory. Ed Van Impe had two points.
  • January 24, 1974 -- Ed Van Impe scored the lone third period goal and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie at LA. Dan Maloney of LA scored at 19:59 of the middle period to give the Kings a 4-3 lead. Bobby Clarke scored the Flyers' first two goals.
  • October 10, 1974 -- The Flyers had a pregame ceremony honoring their 1974 Stanley Cup Champions but fell to the Kings 5-3. Los Angeles wouldn't win in this series again for almost 10 years. Gary Edwards made 34 saves and Tommy Williams had two goals for the Kings. Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Kelly had three points apiece in the setback. Dave Schultz had 27 PIMs in the game including cutting Dan Maloney in a fight.

  • October 22, 1974 -- Philly won 4-2 in LA and thus began a remarkable stretch of 32 games (27-0-5) without a loss in this series. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Andre Dupont scored the go-ahead goal in the third period.

1975-1979:
  • January 4, 1975 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Los Angeles. The LCB line accounted for all five points.
  • March 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 26 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home victory aired nationally on NBC. It was Parent's 35th shutout as a member of the Flyers. Parent was a game-time decision after being removed the prior night when hit in the collarbone in a game at Toronto. Tom Bladon gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry each had two points. The win began a 10-0-1 stretch that concluded the regular season.
  • November 6, 1975 -- Ross Lonsberry evened the game in the second period while goalies Wayne Stephenson (20 saves) and Gary Edwards (30 saves) limited both sides to just one goal in a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum. The tie ended the Flyers perfect 7-0-0 home start to the season but continued the team's home unbeaten streak to 21 games (19-0-2) covering two seasons. Including the 1975 playoffs, the Flyers entered this game 27-1-1 in the last 29 games on Spectrum ice (the exceptions to the wins being a tie to the NYR and a PO loss to the NYI). Two nights later, the 21-game home unbeaten streak was ended by the Islanders.
  • December 13, 1975 -- Reggie Leach scored twice in Philly's 6-4 win at LA. The game was tied 1-1 just past the midway point when Gary Dornhoefer and Dave Schultz scored within 18 seconds. The lead increased to 6-1 but LA scored three times in the final 7:16.
  • January 8, 1976 -- Philly rifled 46 shots, including 16 by the LCB Line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber, in a 6-4 win in the Spectrum. Clarke (2-1-3) led the scoring and Barber added a goal with 0:25 left in the second period to make it 5-3. Each LA goal came on special teams; every Flyers' goals came at even strength.

  • February 21, 1976 -- Reggie Leach's goal with 1:36 to play gave the Flyers a 3-3 tie in the LA Forum. The Flyers led 2-1 with under six minutes to play but fell behind on two Kings' goals. Bobby Clarke and Leach combined for 16 shots. Clarke was particularly brilliant on the defensive end as he was the overwhelming reason the Kings had zero shots on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:44 and his near goal was the only shot. Despite, having 10 minutes of powerplay time in the second period, the Kings were outshot 16-5 in the middle period. Philly finished a four-game/five-night road trip with a 2-0-2 record.
  • September 29, 1976 -- Dave Schultz was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 4th round pick (Yves Guillemette) in the 1977 Amateur Draft and 2nd choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Merlin Malinowski) in the 1978 Amateur Draft. Schultz said "I was surprised for a second then I realized these things happen. I have nothing to be bitter about. I can't think of a better place to go than L.A."
  • October 10, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry's 20-footer was the game's lone goal and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the Flyers' 1-0 home win. The game marked the return of fan favorite Dave Schultz who was greeted with a standing ovation and signs of admiration by the Spectrum faithful. Schultz, however, was among seven players ejected as there were two bench-clearing brawls which led to $9,650 in fines. With about three minutes left in the first period, after some chippy and nasty play, LA's Dave Hutchinson high-sticked Mel Bridgman which prompted Moose Dupont to lead a charge off the bench. Dupont knocked out Bob Murdoch while Jack McIlhargey walloped Hutchinson. During this brawl, Schultz fought Paul Holmgren. When order was restored, five players were tossed: Dupont, Holmgren and McIlhargey of the Flyers and Hutchinson and Schultz of LA. With about four minutes left in the second period, there was another altercation which included the ejections the Flyers' Bob Kelly and the Kings' Russ Walker. Kings' coach Bob Pulford, who was replaced by GM Jake Milford, was the first coach in nine years to be tossed from a game when he grabbed linseman John Brown and afterwards Pulford said "I pushed him? No! I touched him. I should have done more." Schultz said "It was a typical Flyers' brawl, four against one." Philly outshot LA 13-1 in the second period when Lonsberry scored and outshot LA 23-18 in the game.

  • December 30, 1976 -- Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont scored in the Flyers 2-0 shutout at Los Angeles. In the last three minutes of regulation, both Dupont (holding) and Stephenson (illegal stick) were penalized at the same time giving the Kings an extensive 5-on-3 but Bob Murdoch was issued a penalty about two-thirds through.
  • January 8, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves, giving up a late third period goal, and Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) and Don Saleski (2-0-2) led the offense in Philly's 6-1 home win.
  • March 19, 1977 -- The Flyers won 5-3 in the Forum by scoring four third period goals on nine shots. LA led 3-1 after two periods. Rick MacLeish's 44th goal was the GWG. Bobby Clarke scored twice. Bernie Parent made 30 stops.
  • November 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson recorded the 2-0 home shutout by making 17 stops. Mel Bridgman and Ross Lonsberry each scored and had an assist.
  • December 1, 1977 -- Reggie Leach's GWG with 3:50 to play snapped a tie and Wayne Stephenson made 32 stops in Philly's 4-2 win at LA.
  • January 5, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 40 saves and Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three points in a 4-4 tie in the Spectrum.
  • April 1, 1978 -- In one of the nastiest injuries in team history, Rick MacLeish suffered an 88-stitch cut to his throat, as he lay in a vulnerable position on the ice while attempting to block a shot, when Marcel Dionne accidentally skated over the prone player causing massive blood loss through a cut described as 3-to-4" deep. MacLeish was fortunate that the Flyers' team doctor was on the trip, something that was a rarity at the time, as the closest hospital was at least 45 minutes away. The Flyers recorded a 4-2 win. Bill Barber scored a pair of SHGs 27 seconds apart, unofficially an NHL record for fastest two shorties by one player, early in the first period when Philly recorded three goals on their first five shots and led 3-0 after 4:31 expired. Bobby Clarke had three assists and registered points in his 20th consecutive appearance (discounting nine games missed with a broken thumb). The victory gave the Flyers 101 points in the standings.
  • November 8, 1978 -- Philly won 5-3 at Los Angeles as Blake Dunlop scored twice and Rick LaPointe scored after LA cut the Flyers' lead from 4-1 to 4-3.
  • January 7, 1979 -- Tom Gorence scored twice and Bernie Parent made 19 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. It was Parent's 56th shutout in a Flyers' sweater but also the last time he would be victorious as an NHL goalie (he finished his career 0-2-3 before suffering a career-ending eye injury the next month). Philly outshot the Kings 45-19, including 21-5 after the first period and 35-13 after two periods.
  • February 24, 1979 -- Mel Bridgman and Reggie Leach both had a goal and an assist in the Flyers 4-3 win at Los Angeles.
  • March 11, 1979 -- The Flyers trounced the Kings 6-3 in Philadelphia. Ken Linseman, who scored the key goal with 10 seconds to play in the second period to make it 3-1, said afterwards "We can scare a lot of teams when we fight." Marcel Dionne, who scored consecutive goals including number 50, threatened to quit the NHL because of what he perceived as excessive violence and said "I'll sue if someone cracks me over my head." The fight began when LA's Randy Holt took a shot at Blake Dunlop. Holt claimed Dunlop said "Screw off!" to him during the game to which Holt replied after the game "No way someone like him is going to tell me that." The 14-minute battle upon conclusion of the first period helped set multiple NHL records. There were 372 PIMs in the game, 352 of which came in the first period. Among the records set were: most PIMs in one period by both teams (372), most PIMs in one period for one team (Philly, 188 -- LA had 184), most penalties 2 teams 1 game (54), most PIMs 2 teams 1 game (380 -- Philly had 194 to LA's 186), most PIMs 1 team 1 game (194, Philly) and most penalties 2 teams 1 period (50 -- Philly had 26 and LA 24). Holt was suspended two games for his involvement and set an NHL record for most PIMs by a player in one game with 67 (a minor, 3 majors, two 10-minute misconducts, 3 game misconducts), 57 of which came as a result of the end-of-period fracas. Other stats: six minors (four to Philly), 16 majors (eight apiece), 12 10-minute misconducts (six apiece) and 16 game misconducts (eight apiece). Among the stitch count: Holt 5 stitches to his hand, Bert Wilson 10 stitches to his finger, Steve Jensen 6 stitches to his lip and Paul Holmgren 8 stitches to his cheek and four stitches to his hand. Banished were: Holt, Wilson, Jensen, Mark Heaslip and Dave Taylor of LA and Philly's Frank Bathe (team record 55 minutes), Holmgren (37 PIMs), Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs), Behn Wilson (34 PIMs) and Bob Kelly (25 PIMs).
  • November 21, 1979 -- Philly recorded a 6-4 win in LA thanks to three-point games from Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Bill Barber (2-1-3, 9 shots) and Dennis Ververgaert (1-2-3). The Flyers trailed 2-0 early but after tying the game 2-2 they erupted for the first four goals of the last period. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-23, had 22 shots in the middle period and scored four times on nine shots in the third.

  • December 6, 1979 -- Philadelphia walloped the Kings 9-4 in the Spectrum. The game featured two major battles including a bench-clearing brawl with six minutes to play. The Kings possessed a 3-0 lead after the first period but Philadelphia scored six times in the second period. The Flyers scored nine consecutive goals in a span of 30:10. Reggie Leach (3-0-3), Bob Dailey (1-2-3), Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) and Ken Linseman (2-1-3) provided three-point games. Leach scored both of the Flyers' first two goals in a then team-record 20 seconds (MacLeish held the mark at 27 seconds). The third and fourth goals by the Flyers came with 15 seconds of each other. The Flyers had 48 shots including 24 in the middle period. Video of a bench-clearing brawl started by Randy Holt's attack on Kenny Linseman:


1980-1984:
  • February 10, 1980 -- Philly won 5-2 at home. Late in the first period, Behn Wilson was assessed 32 PIMs after he was violently cross-checked from behind by LA's Bert Wilson and as he was prevented from reaching the Kings' player by on-ice officials, Jack McIlhargey then took on the Kings player. Philly's Wilson was suspended three games by the NHL for accumulating misconducts during the season.
  • February 23, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 31 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-1 win at LA. Ken Linseman and Bob Dailey each had two points. Jack McIlhargey (17 PIMs, game misconduct) fought Dave Taylor (2 PIMs) with a questionable decision from Dave Newell, one night after a legendary Flyers' brawl in Vancouver --

  • November 6, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish had a hat trick and Bill Barber scored twice in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Bob Dailey added three assists. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. The Flyers outshot the Kings 45-22, Ron Grahame gave up eight goals. Los Angeles entered the game with an NHL best 10-1-1 record.
  • November 24, 1980 -- With the score tied 2-2, Tom Gorence scored twice in the last seven minutes in the Flyers' 4-2 victory. Mel Bridgman assisted on both goals and had three points. Rick St. Croix had 30 saves. The Flyers had just 18 shots.
  • January 18, 1981 -- Seven Flyers scored in Philly's 7-2 home win. Prior to the game, the Flyers celebrated the news of the impending release of the Iranian hostages by playing "God Bless America," in which the team had a 52-8-2 record when Kate Smith's version was performed. Just 14 seconds into the affair, Tim Kerr bloodied and cut Mark Hardy in a fight. Less than a minute later Ken Linseman and Jay Wells squared off. Philly scored four second period goals and Glen Cochrane pounded Steve Jensen in a fight that each player received multiple infractions. Philly led 5-1 after two periods and 6-2 in the third when another spirited debate transpired including rookie John Gibson (48 career NHL games) sucker-punched Paul Holmgren (23 PIMs) who then flogged the turtling Gibson. The result was all 10 skaters on ice received misconducts of 10+ minutes. Kings' owner Jerry Buss held a closed-door meeting after the game. Assistant coach Ralph Backstrom then said "The Flyers play roller derby hockey." Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn responded "I think they were the dirty team tonight. It's just an alibi for them to say that they were just defending themselves against the tactics of the Flyers. That's just a pile of crap."
  • February 21, 1981 -- The Flyers established a team-record with their 10th straight road win against an opponent with a 3-1 victory which knocked the Kings out of first place. There were 270 PIMs called including a major brawl 8:10 into the third period which resulted in 214 PIMs and the ejection of six players: Glen Cochrane (42 PIMs), Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs) and Mike Busniuk (31 PIMs) for the Flyers and Dave Lewis (35 PIMs), Andre St. Laurent (37 PIMs) and Dean Hopkins (46 PIMs) for Los Angeles. Rick MacLeish scored 95 seconds later to seal the win. 1980 Swedish Olympian Thomas Eriksson gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with his first NHL goal, a slapshot that beat Mario Lessard. L.A.'s goal came on a 5-on-3. In the first period, Cochrane and Hopkins fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKj8jgnjmmc . Cochrane picked up 33 PIMs two nights later at Vancouver for a total of 75 in two games.

  • January 5, 1982 -- Philadelphia stunned Los Angeles 5-3 in the Spectrum and increased their unbeaten streak in the series to 28 (24-0-4) games while setting a team record for most consecutive wins against any opponent with 14. The Kings outplayed the Flyers for much of the game and led 3-2 late in the contest; then, Marcel Dionne had a breakaway and a possible victory on his stick but Pete Peeters had a "smell the glove" moment to give the Flyers a burst of energy. Moments later, Bobby Clarke tied the game with 2:47 remaining and Brian Propp scored the GWG with 1:31 to play; Ken Linseman added an ENG. The Flyers got on the board first but LA scored two first period goals within 14 seconds, in the last minute, to take a 2-1 lead. With 2:09 to play in the second period, the teams participated in a lengthy donnybrook highlighted by Trevor Johansen vs. Ron Flockhart and the ejection of Philly's Ray Allison. A few seconds later, Glen Cochrane and Alan Hangsleben danced and were tossed from the game. With eight seconds to play in the second period. Mark Hardy scored and gave LA a 3-2 lead; the Flyers scored three times in a span of 1:53 in the final 2:47. Bill Barber (2-2-4) had four points to lead both teams. After the game, Kings' D-man Jay Wells said "I can't stand Philadelphia."
  • January 27, 1982 -- In one of the strangest finishes in NHL history, the Kings scored two goals after the Flyers scored an ENG in an eventual 4-4 tie in LA. Marcel Dionne (1-2-3) and Larry Murphy (2-1-3) scored in the final 43 seconds after Ray Allison's ENG gave the typical appearance of conclusion with 1:03 to play. The tie was the sixth straight for the Kings, believed to be an NHL record, but stretched the team's winless streak that season to 16 games which was one shy of a team record. The Kings' winless streak against the Flyers reached 29 games. Kenny Linseman, who had three assists, was hit near the eye by a puck and required stitches as he left the ice with a stream of blood.
  • February 14, 1982 -- Brian Propp (2-2-4), Ron Flockhart (2-2-4) and Ray Allison (0-4-4) led the Flyers to a 6-4 victory at home. The Flyers ran their home unbeaten streak against the Kings to 13-0-2 in the last 15 and the unbeaten streak in this series reached 30 games. Doug Keans stopped 19 of 20 Flyers' shots in the first period but eventually allowed six on 44 shots. Another major brawl between the teams, in the second period, highlighted by Darryl Sittler bloodying Doug Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHzFiNDhT4
  • November 27, 1982 -- Pelle Lindbergh recorded his first NHL shutout and made 22 saves in a 4-0 win at LA. It was the 31st straight time the Kings went winless against the Flyers. Mark Howe and Lindsay Carson scored first period goals.
  • February 5, 1983 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in a 2-0 shutout win at LA. It was his second shutout at Los Angeles in consecutive games in this series. Lindbergh, who suffered a wrist injury in a January 6 exhibition game against the Russians, returned to the Flyers for his first post-injury action. The Flyers unbeaten streak in this series reach 32 games (27-0-5).
  • February 13, 1983 -- In what was believed to be an NHL-record streak for consecutive games without a loss against any opponent, the Flyers' 32-game (27-0-5) unbeaten streak against LA was snapped as the Kings were victorious 5-4 in Philadelphia. The last prior Kings win against Philly was October 10, 1974. The improbable win came on the heels of LA's loss in Pittsburgh which enabled the Penguins to snap their 18-game winless skid. Meanwhile, the Flyers entered this game 19-1-2 in the last 22 played. The relief of a possible victory was shown by the Kings' Jerry Korab who, despite being bloodied in a fight with Darryl Sittler, extended a certain finger to the Philadelphia faithful upon being ejected from the game with 48 seconds remaining and the Kings up by just one goal. With 21 seconds to play, Mark Hardy fought Bobby Clarke. Marcel Dionne (2-1-3) and Charlie Simmer (1-2-3) had three-point games and goalie Gary Laskoski, who appeared in just 59 NHL games, made 38 saves. Philly blew an early lead of 2-0 and also led 3-2 early in the second period. Pelle Lindbergh, who won his previous nine decisions and was 11-1-1 in his prior 13 decisions, lost six of his next games starting with this defeat. Much of the reason was his negative reaction to a rookie hazing at the All-Star Game coupled with giving up four goals on five shots to Wayne Gretzky in a span of 12:58. This was his second appearance post-ASG.
  • November 3, 1983 -- Brian MacLelland (4-1-5) starred in the Kings' 6-5 win in Philly. The Flyers led 4-3 in the third period until MacLelland scored consecutive goals. Mario Lessard made 35 saves and Mark Hardy and Bernie Nicholls each had three assists for the Kings. Darryl Sittler decked Ken Houston with one punch in a fight.
  • January 25, 1984 -- Bob Froese made 31 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-2 win at LA. Tim Kerr had a goal, his 30th, and an assist.
  • March 8, 1984 -- Darryl Sittler's PPG in the opening minute of the third period snapped a scoreless tie and Philly rolled to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 32 stops. Five different fights including Dave Brown decking Anders Hakansson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJHqeteNyX8 , Brian Propp vs. Russ Anderson, Tim Kerr smacking Mark Hardy and Glen Cochrane whipping Dean Kennedy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwAjLQ82Uq8
  • December 30, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored in the third period of a 3-2 win at LA. Tim Kerr had three points and Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves.
1985-1989:
  • January 23, 1985 --With a 6-3 victory, the Kings won in the Forum against the Flyers for the first time since October 1973 after a skid of 0-17-4. After the game, the scoreboard flashed a message saying "It's finally over." Marcel Dionne said "It's a champagne night." With LA up 4-3, Garry Galley scored then he added an ENG. LA's coach Pat Quinn said "I'd be a liar if I said that it wasn't nice to beat them." Peter Zezel (2-1-3) scored twice for the Flyers and had eight (2-6-8) points in his last three games. The Kings led 2-0 after the first period and held a 13-2 shots advantage before the Flyers evened the game 2-2. Two days earlier, the Kings blew a 7-2 lead at Edmonton and lost 8-7 and one Edmonton beat writer proclaimed "The Kings fold faster than a chair on the Titanic." Glen Cochrane fought Carl Mokosak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f3R4Yo0IRo
  • February 7, 1985 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia as Bernie Nicholls (two goals) and the Kings rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Pat Quinn was given a standing ovation by the fans in the Spectrum in his first visit since his March 1982 dismissal from the Flyers and the appreciative head coach said afterwards "I love this building and it's nice to comeback."
  • November 3, 1985 -- Tim Kerr's seventh career hat trick, with all three goals coming on the PP, paced Philly to a 7-4 home win. Peter Zezel added three points. Philly had four PPGs. There was a total of 44 penalties and 191 PIMs (23/112 on the Flyers and 21/79 on the Kings) whistled including 19/97 in the first period which took over an hour to be played. The game lasted three hours and 20 minutes due to various infractions which including five ejections (Ed Hospodar, Derrick Smith and Dave Brown of the Flyers and Dean Kennedy and Jay Wells of the Kings). The first fight of the game happened at the 0:53 mark when Kings' netminder Bob Janecyk (seven PIMs) and Zezel (four PIMs) scrapped which led to Kennedy's removal from the game (third man in). Janecyk swung his stick at Zezel up high because he felt the Flyers' forward ran him over intentionally. It was the second consecutive game Janecyk had an altercation (also vs. Torrie Robertson of Hartford). Afterwards, he said "That weasal of a coach they have over there should have more class." Moments before a Dave Poulin-Brian Wilks battle came Brown vs. Jay Wells at the 5:56 mark:







  • January 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp (1-4-5), Pelle Eklund (0-4-4) and Brad McCrimmon (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 7-4 win in LA. The Flyers scored four PPGs and one SHG; the Kings countered with three PPGs. Mark Hardy had three points for LA. Kings' goalie Bob Janecyk was replaced with his team down 5-1 and about five minutes later Ron Sutter and Dave Taylor fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6CQtosSivk
  • February 20, 1986 -- Pelle Eklund (2-1-3) and Darren Jensen (27 saves, one assist) led the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 4-1 with about five minutes to play then allowed a Kings' PPG and SHG in a 65-seconds span. Philly held a 42-30 shots advantage. Rollie Melanson made 37 saves in the loss. Ron Sutter and Joe Paterson fought briefly -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqoBzIVEcY
  • December 30, 1986 -- Rollie Melanson made 22 saves in LA's 4-1 home win. Steve Duchesne and Jay Wells scored for LA in the first period. Lindsay Carson fought Dean Kennedy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXfLlYqjTDE
  • February 21, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 31 saves, Pelle Eklund scored twice in the first period and Brian Propp had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. LA scored two PPGs in the third period.
  • March 19, 1987 -- Rollie Melanson made 27 saves in LA's 5-2 win in Philadelphia. LA scored three times, including consecutive goals by Luc Robitaille, in a span of 2:58 to take command, 4-1.
  • November 1, 1987 -- Brian Propp scored his 300th NHL goal in a 4-1 home victory. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Dave Brown's first period goal held up until the early third period when the Flyers made it 2-0. Peter Zezel suffered an ankle injury which prevented him from playing in the next seven games.
  • November 19, 1987 -- Brian Propp (1-3-4), Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), Ron Sutter (1-2-3) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) paced Philly to a 7-4 home victory. Wendell Young made 26 saves for the win. Philly outshot LA 43-31. The game was tied 4-4 after two periods. Paul Fenton had two goals for LA.
  • February 27, 1988 -- Scott Mellanby (2-1-3, 9 shots) scored on a 25-footer off a feed from Rick Tocchet with 15 seconds to play then Tocchet (4-1-5) added an ENG at 19:59, his fourth score of the night, in an 8-6 road win. Brian Propp added three (0-3-3) points. In the first period, the Flyers scored two goals in 31 seconds to tie the game 2-2. LA also scored consecutive first period goals in 31 seconds which gave them a 4-3 lead. Lyle Phair, who scored six goals in 48 career NHL games, scored his second of this game to tie the game 5-5 in the third. Tocchet's hat trick goal gave the Flyers a 6-5 lead but Ken Hammond tied the score 6-6.
  • September 29, 1988 -- Doug Crossman was traded to Los Angeles for Jay Wells.
  • October 15, 1988 -- Philly won 4-1 at LA breaking open a 1-0 third period lead with three straight goals. Ron Hextall had 30 saves and Ron Sutter had three points. Bobby Carpenter snapped the shutout bid in the final four minutes. The following evening, thirty members of the Flyers' traveling party attended Game 2 of the 1988 World Series in Los Angeles. That night, they witnessed Orel Hershiser, a one-time member of Philadelphia Flyers' Junior A hockey team, pitched a complete game 3-hit shutout in the Dodgers' 6-0 win against Oakland.
  • November 22, 1988 -- Steve Duchesne, who scored two first period goals, Bernie Nicholls, who recorded a natural hat trick in a 3:17 span in the third period, and Glenn Healy, who made 32 saves led LA to a 6-1 win in Philadelphia.
  • March 4, 1989 -- Wayne Gretzky (2-4-6) had six points including his 50th goal, recorded four assists in a 6:27 span of the second period and led the Kings to a 6-2 win in LA. There were eight fights in the contest including a spirited bout between Terry Carkner vs. Jay Miller, Craig Berube vs. Ken Baumgartner, Rick Tocchet vs. Dean Kennedy and Craig Berube vs. Marty McSorley:







  • December 16, 1989 -- Philly erupted for four goals in a five minute stretch of the second period and skated to a 5-2 home win. Terry Carkner-Jay Miller renewed their battle from March -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv7SlDUNSsk -- and a few minutes later Marty McSorley was tossed after an altercation with Jeff Chychrun.
  • December 30, 1989 -- Tony Horacek had a hat trick in the Flyers' 6-3 road win. His third goal gave Philly a 5-1 lead a little past the midway point of the contest. Horacek had 10 regular season goals in his NHL career.

1990s:
  • March 18, 1990 -- Rick Tocchet (1-3-4), Ron Sutter (2-1-3) and Murray Craven (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 7-4 home win. Ken Wregget made 29 saves.
  • December 27, 1990 -- The Flyers won 7-5 in Los Angeles as Scott Mellanby, Rick Tocchet, Jiri Latal and Murray Craven had three points apiece. Mike Ricci had two goals. Ron Hextall made 35 saves. LA outshot Philly 40-38. The Flyers led 6-2 but the Kings recovered to get within 6-5 including two goals by Luc Robitaille.

  • February 5, 1991 -- Luc Robitaille scored the GWG near the midway point of the third period in LA's 3-2 win in the Spectrum. Normand Lacombe's successful penalty shot attempt gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead in the second period but moments later Steve Duchesne evened the game. LA outshot Philly 32-24. Ron Hextall made 29 saves in the defeat. Kelly Hrudey made 22 stops in the win.

  • March 12, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne and Marty McSorley scored twice and Kelly Hrudey made 26 stops for LA in their 6-0 win. Ron Hextall was removed after suffering a season-ending pulled groin muscle.
  • May 30, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Steve Kasper and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Aris Brimanis) in the 1991 Entry Draft for Jari Kurri and Jeff Chychrun. It was part of a three-way trade.
  • January 4, 1992 -- The Kings won 7-3 in LA, scoring seven goals in a span of 27:29. Jari Kurri scored twice for LA. Steve Duchesne scored twice for Philly.
  • January 9, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 after one, the Kings scored twice in the second and then the Flyers netted two late third period goals. Dave Brown beat Jay Miller in a fight.
  • March 2, 1992 -- Kelly Hrudey made 26 saves in LA's 4-1 home win.
  • December 29, 1992 -- Rod Brind'Amour had six points, Tommy Soderstrom made 42 saves and the Flyers scored 10 straight goals to demolish the Kings 10-2 in the Forum. The Flyers totalled 30 individual points led by Brind'Amour (3-3-6), Brent Fedyk (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (1-3-4). Dmitri Yushkevich and Terry Carkner each had three assists and Flyers' defensemen had nine points. Philadelphia had a record of 11-18-5, was 1-7-2 in the prior 10 games and appeared destined for another setback as the 20-12-4 Kings held a 2-0 lead 2:43 into the game. The Flyers had 4-goals in the first and third periods and went 4-for-5 on the PP. Dave Taylor of LA returned to the lineup after missing the prior 18 games due to a concussion. Eric Lindros, who missed the prior nine games due to a sprained knee ligament, was scheduled to return but twisted his knee in the pregame skate on what he called "soft ice." It was the first time in franchise history that the Flyers won a road game by 8 or more goals. It was the most goals scored against the Kings by any team in Los Angeles (Calgary had nine in 1989).
  • April 1, 1993 -- Los Angeles edged the Flyers 3-1 in the Spectrum. The game was rescheduled from March 13 when a massive snowstrom forced the Flyers to cancel the game after one period due to high winds which shattered glass on the concourse level. In the best of interest of the fans, the game was canceled. Mark Recchi became the fifth player in Flyers' history to score 50 goals in a season. Recchi's goal -- http://flyers.nhl.tv/team/console.js...d=774&id=42699
  • January 16, 1994 -- Mark Recchi scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. The Flyers went 2-for-9 on the PP and outshot LA 41-29.
  • February 18, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 30 stops and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 road win.
  • October 18, 1995 -- Eric Lindros (1:00) and Tony Granato (2:10) scored in the opening moments of the game and that was all the scoring in a 1-1 tie at Los Angeles. Byron Dafoe made 23 saves for LA while Dominic Roussel made 21 stops for Philly. The Kings killed all nine Flyers' PPs including two in the last seven minutes which overlapped for eleven seconds. Kevin Dineen was penalized in OT.
  • November 21, 1995 -- Philadelphia recovered from an early 2-0 hole, scored three third period goals in a span of two minutes and skated to a 5-2 win at home. LA led 2-0 at the 16:33 mark but Rob DiMaio scored 33 seconds later to cut the gap in half. Joel Otto scored a PPG in the second period to even the game then John LeClair's PPG gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the final period. After the Flyers fifth goal, Marty McSorley and Eric Lindros battled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_d6Y6JKCU Byron Dafoe made 35 saves in the loss. Garth Snow made 25 saves in the win. Said Flyers' head coach Terry Murray "Snowy had a great game, he's a battler, and he has a lot of energy and a lot of fire. He handles the puck pretty good and makes those saves. He wants to play and wants to win. He has really improved his standing with me."
  • March 19, 1996 -- John Druce was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Todd Fedoruk) in the 1997 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Entry Draft.
  • October 10, 1996 -- Rod Brind'Amour's goal 33 seconds into OT was the 500th point of his career and lifted the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. The goal came on a terrific feed from Mikael Renberg. The Flyers led 3-0 after two goals in the opening minute of the second period. The Kings rallied from a 4-1 deficit with 8:30 remaining by scoring three times in a span of 3:24. Doug Zmolek and Brent Grieve of L.A. scored within 25 seconds to cut the deficit to one goal then Ray Ferraro tied the game with 4:59 to play. Afterwards, Brind'Amour said "It was kind of an ugly game for us. We had the game in hand, a couple of bad bounces and a couple of boo-boos and it almost cost us. A win is all that truly matters. That is the bottom line."
  • October 15, 1996 -- The Kings won 3-2 at home back by Byron Dafoe who made 31 saves in his first career win against the Flyers after a start of 0-3-1. Daniel Lacroix was suspended two games for an unpenalized hit on Kevin Stevens; the Kings sent a video to the NHL and a two-game suspension was issued. Lacroix fought Matt Johnson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfqKf...spx?Game=23020 Earlier, Dan Kordic fought Barry Potomski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz8V8...spx?Game=23020

  • October 17, 1997 -- Stephane Fiset made 25 saves and five Kings scored in LA's 5-1 home win. Dan Kordic-Matt Johnson fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceivb...spx?Game=10560
  • April 2, 1998 -- Sean Burke made 29 saves for his first shutout since joining the Flyers in a 3-0 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers scored twice in the final minute of the opening period: Alexander Daigle scored a PPG then Joel Otto followed that with a deflection of a Dan McGillis shot with just two seconds remaining. Shjon Podein (1-1-2) finished the scoring with a breakaway goal.
  • February 1, 1999 -- Eric Lindros scored his 250th career goal in the Flyers' 4-2 victory at Philadelphia. JVB made 23 saves and was named the game's top star. Keith Jones added a key PPG late in the second period. Eric Desjardins put the Flyers on top for good 3:08 into the game. The Flyers improved to 15-1-6 over their last 22 games.

  • February 11, 1999 -- Jozef Stumpel scored with three-tenths of a second left to give LA an improbable 4-3 win at home. The Kings scored three goals in the final 3:08 of the contest. Stumpel took a pass in the neutral zone, skated to the Flyers' blue line then unleashed a blast that deflected off defenseman Eric Desjardins' shin pad and between Ron Hextall's pads. "First of all, I didn't know how much time was left. But as soon as I saw it was in the net, I was really excited. I looked on the clock and found out there was only three-tenths of a second left and that was great. I didn't hear anyone, but I knew it was late in the game, so I just tried to shoot it on net. It hit the defenseman on the shin pads and redirected the shot. I don't think Hextall got a very good read on it." The Flyers led 3-1 when Eric Lindros scored in the third period but Sandy Moger (16:52) and Donald Audette (18:12) tallied prior to the game-winner. Luc Robitaille assisted on the last three goals. It was the last time the teams played at the Forum.
  • March 23, 1999 -- Steve Duchesne was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Dave Babych and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Nathan Marsters) in the 2000 Entry Draft.
  • November 6, 1999 -- Eric Desjardins had three points in Philly's 5-3 road victory, their first game at the new Staples Center.
2000s:
  • March 23, 2000 -- Jozef Stumpel (2-1-3) sent the game to OT with a late third period goal and then won it in the extra session, giving LA a 3-2 OT win at Philadelphia. Stephane Fiset made 22 saves. Gino Odjick (1-1-2) put the Flyers up 2-1 midway in the final period. Kent Manderville had two assists.

  • January 22, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek turned aside all 27 LA shots in a 3-0 home victory for the Flyers. Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi scored PPGs in the first and second periods. Prior to the second PPG, Cechmanek stopped former Flyer Bob Corkum on a shorthanded breakaway. The last goal was by Luke Richardson who was credited with a SH-ENG with nine seconds to play; Ziggy Palffy put the puck in his own net when he attempted to make a pass to the point but it missed the target and went into the open net. Recchi and Dan McGillis had two points apiece. Rob Blake of the Kings said "I don't think we realize how important every game is. We were pretty flat pretty much the whole game. Philadelphia smothered us. They outhit us and they outplayed us."

  • February 4, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek made 20 saves and Philly recorded a 3-1 win in the Staples Center. The Flyers held LA without a shot (9-0) in the first nine minutes of the game. The Flyers improved to 28-0-4 when scoring 3+ goals. Eric Weinrich ended a 43-game goal drought and set up Ruslan Fedotenko's SHG, a goal that was originally awarded to Weinrich but was later reversed. "I know I'm not out there to score, so if I get one, I'm happy. A blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes. You just put your head down and shoot it. It was a lucky goal," said Weinrich. Todd Fedoruk fought Ryan Flinn -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o27LHun0JdA



  • January 2, 2003 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-1 win at LA. Keith Primeau and Andre Savage (one of two goals in his Flyers' career) scored in the first period then Toni Kallio gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead in his first game (and only career point with the team) as a Flyer. Pavel Brendl finished the scoring in the third period. The Kings had a 5-on-3 for over a minute when the game was 0-0 but failed to score. There were three fights with Todd Fedoruk and Kip Brennan in a fierce battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfWzhjPtFW8

  • February 20, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek stopped 28 shots for his 16th career shutout and Eric Chouinard scored twice in Philly's 5-0 shutout win. Eric Desjardins had three assists. Jamie Storr was replaced after 40 minutes by Cristobal Huet who made his NHL debut.
  • March 1, 2003 -- Dmitri Yushkevich was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for a 4th round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Patrick Valcak) in the 2003 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (Daniel Taylor) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
  • May 28, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
  • October 21, 2003 -- Los Angeles's Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots in a 4-0 home win. Defenseman Martin Strbak scored his first two NHL goals. After a scoreless first period, the Kings outshot the Flyers 9-2 in the middle period and scored twice. Keith Primeau and Jeremy Roenick combined to win 32 of 47 faceoffs; the rest of the Flyers went 7-for-22.
  • August 4, 2005 -- Needing salary cap space, the Flyers dealt Jeremy Roenick to LA with Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
  • April 19, 2006 -- The Flyers received a second round pick used to select Michael Ratchuk in exchange for the Kings' hiring of exec Dean Lombardi.
  • November 16, 2006 -- R.J. Umberger scored the tying and winning goals 2:30 apart late in the third period and the Flyers rallied for a 4-3 win in Los Angeles. The third period opened with a 1-1 tie but the Kings eventually led 3-1 which held until 6:47 remained when Simon Gagne scored. Forty seconds later, Umberger scored the first of his two goals to even the game at 3-3 then netted the GWG with 3:37 to play. Mike Richards (0-3-3) and Geoff Sanderson (1-1-2) also had multi-point efforts. Antero Niittymaki made 23 saves. Alexander Frolov scored twice for LA with assists both times going to Craig Conroy and Sean Avery. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKi2gj1dS5A
  • January 29, 2008 -- In a thrilling finish, the Flyers edged the Kings 4-3 in OT in Philadelphia. Scott Hartnell's reviewed goal with 28.5 seconds was upheld as it was determined that there was not an intentional kicking motion. Hartnell streaked towards the net on a neat feed by Mike Richards. Jason Labarbera made 37 saves for LA. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-31. Jim Dowd was 8-for-8 on faceoffs. LA's Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with seven blocks. Game highlights: http://flyers.nhl.tv/team/console.js...20072008,2,757

  • February 19, 2008 -- Jaroslav Modry was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Geordie Wudrick) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
  • July 1, 2008 -- Denis Gauthier was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice in 2010 Entry Draft for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic.
  • July 17, 2008 -- Terry Murray, an assistant coach with the Flyers, became the head coach of the Kings.
  • January 3, 2009 -- Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots including a first period penalty shot by Scott Hartnell, leading the Kings to a 2-1 shootout victory at Los Angeles. In the shootout, Quick stopped shots by Jeff Carter (who had 10 shots on goal) and Mike Richards. Patrick O'Sullivan and Dustin Brown beat Antero Niittymaki, who made 30 saves, in the shootout. The Kings snapped a seven-game losing streak in home games that sold out. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRjHiI2Z40E&feature=fvw

  • February 25, 2009 -- Martin Biron recorded his 25th career shutout as he made 34 saves and Jeff Carter scored a PPG with 3:49 left in the middle period in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. Simon Gagne added an ENG with one second remaining. LA held a 34-20 shots advantage.

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
  • Fri Feb 27, 2009 -- Canadiens at Flyers -- 7:00 PM
  • Sun Mar 1, 2009 -- Flyers at Devils -- 1:00 PM
  • Tue Mar 3, 2009 -- Flyers at Bruins -- 7:00 PM
  • Thu Mar 5, 2009 -- Flames at Flyers -- 7:00 PM
  • Sat Mar 7, 2009 -- Predators at Flyers -- 7:00 PM

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[*]April 1, 1993 -- Los Angeles edged the Flyers 3-1 in the Spectrum. The game was rescheduled from March 13 when a massive snowstrom forced the Flyers to cancel the game after one period due to high winds which shattered glass on the concourse level. In the best of interest of the fans, the game was canceled. Mark Recchi became the fifth player in Flyers' history to score 50 goals in a season.
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******* I remember that snowstorm. i was in Florida visiting my grandparents and I had to stay in Jacksonville an extra 3 days. I remember we went from mid 80's to snowflurries in a matter of 12 hours, before the storm got up into the mid-atlantic and northeast.
I had actually forgotten about that game getting canceled that night.

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******* I remember that snowstorm. i was in Florida visiting my grandparents and I had to stay in Jacksonville an extra 3 days. I remember we went from mid 80's to snowflurries in a matter of 12 hours, before the storm got up into the mid-atlantic and northeast.
I had actually forgotten about that game getting canceled that night.
I remember that snowstorm. I was 5. It was my brothers 2nd birthday. I had a one day hockey tournament in Havertown. I remember my first game was real early in the morning. It was still dark out when we left and it was already snowing. I don't know why but we went to the tournament anyway. After all the games we head home. At this point it is a full fledged blizzard. It usually takes about 45 minutes to get home, but it took forever. We got stuck on the road at a place that usually takes 10 minutes to get home from. It took us about 4 hours to get home from that point. It was so bad we tried checking into a hotel that is usually 10 minutes from my house. That was one hell of a snowstorm.

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we can definitely win this one but it depends which Biron shows up tonite. hopefully he plays good enough to win but Nitty starts Friday

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I remember that snowstorm. I was 5. It was my brothers 2nd birthday. I had a one day hockey tournament in Havertown. I remember my first game was real early in the morning. It was still dark out when we left and it was already snowing. I don't know why but we went to the tournament anyway. After all the games we head home. At this point it is a full fledged blizzard. It usually takes about 45 minutes to get home, but it took forever. We got stuck on the road at a place that usually takes 10 minutes to get home from. It took us about 4 hours to get home from that point. It was so bad we tried checking into a hotel that is usually 10 minutes from my house. That was one hell of a snowstorm.

The Blizzard of '93 was pretty serious. I'd never seen snow like that up to that point in my life. I think we got 10-11 inches in Delaware County. Of course, the Ice Storm of '94 and the Blizzard of '96 (30 inches!) were even crazier. The weirdest thing about the '93 Blizzard was that it was so late. March 3rd-6th? WTF?

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man... icant believe last night!!! ..................but i got a kings fan..........so just let us win for that! ! LETS GO FLYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Kings outplayed the Flyers for much of the game and led 3-2 late in the contest; then, Marcel Dionne had a breakaway and a possible victory on his stick but Pete Peeters had a "smell the glove" moment to give the Flyers a burst of energy.
Hahaha - "smell the glove".

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I wonder how uncommon that is, I mean there can only have been like a handful of games in history that have ended that way.

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Denis Gauthier returns from suspension tonight, so hopefully he doesn't hurt anyone.

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Nice GDT MSE. We need the wins to keep on coming! This L.A. team is a defensive style team. Gonna be an interesting game. I will probably miss class tonight due to this game because, well, I love this team. That is all.

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Denis Gauthier returns from suspension tonight, so hopefully he doesn't hurt anyone.
Hopefully we make a fool out of him tonight. Jesus he sucked when he was here in philly.

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It figures Dustin Brown's got a good chance to be out. I really wanted to get the chance to watch him.

Oh well, advantage Flyers, I guess.

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I hope he's not on the ice when Gagne is...

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It figures Dustin Brown's got a good chance to be out.
His wife was expecting, and has since had the baby (boy). I don't know if he's going to make it Philly or not.

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We need to start securing at least 4th and work our way to the divison lead, looking forward to Jersey on Sunday

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we gave up 3 seconds to get and then get rid of him.

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Who starts in goal for the Kings tonight, Ersberg or Quick?

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His wife was expecting, and has since had the baby (boy). I don't know if he's going to make it Philly or not.
Jesus they grow up fast. I remember meeting them for the first time when they were around 17 or 18, right before the draft. At least I think it's the same girl...

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Who starts in goal for the Kings tonight, Ersberg or Quick?
Well Quick played yesterday, so Id assume(hope) Ersberg

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i love that magazine cover of Schultz. pure badass. i hope we learn from the capitals' mistakes last night and play smart hockey tonight. we might not have the energy to keep covering our own mistakes, so i'm hoping for smart play.

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Marty better be dynamite tonight. The crowd will be all over him if he allows one early.

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