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PO #5 -- Flyers @ Penguins -- April 23, 2009--7:00PM


Game 5 -- Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Pittsburgh, PA


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (44-27-11) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (45-28-9)

BROADCAST INFO FOR THIS GAME:
GAME PREVIEW and LINK TO TEAMS' WEBSITES:
ARTICLES:


FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 48 Danny Briere -- 28 Claude Giroux -- 36 Darroll Powe
  • 13 Daniel Carcillo -- 42 Jared Ross -- 45 Arron Asham

Defensemen:
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 77 Ryan Parent
  • 25 Matt Carle -- 5 Braydon Coburn
  • 41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki
  • 43 Martin Biron

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • Riley Cote (right ring finger surgery, April 7) will miss the rest the post-season.
  • Derian Hatcher (right knee injury) is on injured reserve.

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 31 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
  • 48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
  • 13 Daniel Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 24 King City, ON, CAN
  • 17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 24 London, ON, CAN
  • 32 Riley Cote 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 27 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 29 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
  • 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
  • 42 Jared Ross 5' 9" 165 Sep 18, 1982 26 Huntsville, AL, USA

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
  • 77 Ryan Parent 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
  • 47 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 190 Jan 30, 1990 19 Ozieri, ITA
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, 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:


PENGUINS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • Ruslan Fedotenko, Evgeni Malkin, Miroslav Satan (expected to replace Petr Sykora)
  • Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby, Bill Guerin
  • Matt Cooke, Jordan Staal, Tyler Kennedy
  • Pascal Dupuis, Max Talbot, Eric Godard
    Petr Sykora (healthy scratch for Game 5, expected to be replaced by Miroslav Satan)

Defensemen:
  • Sergei Gonchar, Kris Letang
  • Rob Scuderi, Philippe Boucher
  • Brooks Orpik, Hal Gill


Goalies:
  • Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Mathieu Garon

PENGUINS' INJURIES:
  • Mike Zigomanis (undisclosed injury) is on IR and he will not return this season.


PENGUINS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 27 Craig Adams 6' 0" 197 Apr 26, 1977 31 Seria, BRN
  • 24 Matt Cooke 5' 11" 205 Sep 7, 1978 30 Belleville, ON, CAN
  • 87 Sidney Crosby "C" 5' 11" 200 Aug 7, 1987 21 Cole Harbour, NS, CAN
  • 9 Pascal Dupuis 6' 1" 205 Apr 7, 1979 30 Laval, QC, CAN
  • 26 Ruslan Fedotenko 6' 2" 195 Jan 18, 1979 30 Kiev, UKR
  • 28 Eric Godard 6' 4" 214 Mar 7, 1980 29 Vernon, BC, CAN
  • 13 Bill Guerin 6' 2" 220 Nov 9, 1970 38 Worcester, MA, USA
  • 48 Tyler Kennedy 5' 11" 183 Jul 15, 1986 22 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
  • 14 Chris Kunitz 6' 0" 193 Sep 26, 1979 29 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 71 Evgeni Malkin "A" 6' 3" 195 Jul 31, 1986 22 Magnitogorsk, RUS
  • 81 Miroslav Satan 6' 3" 191 Oct 22, 1974 34 Topolcany, SVK
  • 11 Jordan Staal 6' 4" 220 Sep 10, 1988 20 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
  • 17 Petr Sykora 6' 0" 190 Nov 19, 1976 32 Plzen, CZE
  • 25 Maxime Talbot 5' 11" 190 Feb 11, 1984 25 Lemoyne, QC, CAN
  • 15 Michael Zigomanis ** 6' 0" 200 Jan 17, 1981 28 Toronto, ON, CAN

Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 43 Philippe Boucher 6' 3" 218 Mar 24, 1973 36 St. Apollinaire, QC, CAN
  • 7 Mark Eaton 6' 2" 204 May 6, 1977 31 Wilmington, DE, USA
  • 2 Hal Gill 6' 7" 250 Apr 6, 1975 34 Concord, MA, USA
  • 55 Sergei Gonchar "A" 6' 2" 211 Apr 13, 1974 35 Chelyabinsk, RUS
  • 58 Kris Letang 6' 0" 201 Apr 24, 1987 21 Montreal, QC, CAN
  • 44 Brooks Orpik 6' 2" 219 Sep 26, 1980 28 San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 4 Rob Scuderi 6' 0" 218 Dec 30, 1978 30 Syosset, NY, USA

Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 29 Marc-Andre Fleury 6' 2" 180 Nov 28, 1984 24 Sorel, QC, CAN
  • 32 Mathieu Garon 6' 2" 192 Jan 9, 1978 31 Chandler, QC, CAN

FLYERS-PENGUINS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record is 132-75-30-5 in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 89-22-8-2 at home and 43-53-22-3 away in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 5-2-0 in the last seven regular season games played at Philly.
  • The Flyers are 1-8-3 in the last 11 regular season games played at Pittsburgh.
  • The home team has won 10 of the last 13 regular season games but lost the last three.
  • The Flyers won PO series in 1989, 1997 and 2000 and lost in 2008. Entering this series, Philly is 13-10 (7-4 home and 6-6 away) in 23 PO games.
1960s:
  • 1967 -- October 19 -- In the first ever regular season home game for the Flyers, Philadelphia topped Pittsburgh 1-0. Doug Favell made 21 saves and recorded his first career shutout while Bill Sutherland scored the lone goal 2:59 into the third period in front of 7,812 spectators at the Spectrum. Sutherland's shot was just one of three for Philadelphia in the third period and 17 (outshot 21-17) in the game. It was the Flyers' fourth game after a 1-2-0 road trip.

  • 1967 -- November 8 -- Bernie Parent made 41 saves in the Flyers' first regular season trip to Pittsburgh, a 1-1 tie. Bill Sutherland scored.
  • 1967 -- November 15 -- Philadelphia suffered the franchise's first shutout, a 5-0 defeat to Hank Bassen, who made 27 saves in Pittsburgh.
  • 1967 -- December 17 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Leon Rochefort snapped a 1-1 tie in the Flyers' 2-1 home win.
  • 1968 -- January 6 -- Pittsburgh double Philly's shot total 32-16 but Doug Favell backed a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh.
  • 1968 -- January 7 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 37-24 but for the second consecutive night Doug Favell was the story as he backed Philly to a 3-1 win. The Flyers trailed 1-0 through the first 34+ minutes.
  • 1968 -- February 21 -- The Penguins outshot Philly 38-27 but yet again Doug Favell was strong for the Flyers in a 1-1 tie in the Pittsburgh. The Pens dominated the last period with a 14-4 shot advantage. Pittsburgh scored in the opening period and the Flyers responded in the second period.
  • 1968 -- February 25 -- Pittsburgh scored two first period goals and Les Binkley had 29 saves in the Penguins' 2-1 win in Philly. Doug Favell made 30 saves.
  • 1968 -- March 30 -- Because of the Spectrum's roof damage, this was one of the games moved to Quebec City and the Penguins' Les Binkley made 23 saves in a 2-0 win.
  • 1968 -- March 31 -- The Pens won 5-1 in Pittsburgh, helped by a 43-shot attack and Hank Bassen's 31 saves.
  • 1968 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent made 20 stops and the Flyers outshot the Penguins 40-20 in a 3-0 victory in the home opener.
  • 1968 -- November 9 -- The Flyers won 3-0 as Doug Favell recorded the shutout by making 37 saves and Brit Selby snapped a scoreless tie with 3:03 to play in period two. The Flyers outshot the Pens 37-18 and registered their second straight shutout win for the Flyers over Pittsburgh.
  • 1968 -- December 17 -- Dick Sarrazin (2-1-3), Andre Lacroix (2-0-2) and Brit Selby (2-2-4) each scored twice for the Flyers in their 8-2 win. Bernie Parent made 34 saves. Keith McCreary scored twice for the Pens.
  • 1969 -- January 4 -- Each team scored in the middle period and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in Pittsburgh.
  • 1969 -- January 26 -- Dick Cherry scored twice in the final 1:07 to break open a 3-3 tie in the Flyers' 5-3 win. Pittsburgh led 3-0 past the midway stage. Dick Sarrazin (0-4-4) assisted on the Flyers' final four goals. Myron Stankiewicz had two assists, he had five points in his brief Flyers' career.
  • 1969 -- February 1 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh. Bernie Parent made 37 saves. Les Binkley made 32 saves for Pittsburgh and Doug Favell made 28 stops for the Flyers.
  • 1969 -- March 29 -- Dick Sarrazin scored twice for the Flyers in the second period in a 3-3 tie. The Flyers had 42 shots on Joe Daley. The teams met the next night in Pittsburgh and the Pens won 2-1 with their own 42-shot outing.
  • 1969 -- March 30 -- George Swarbrick and Dunc McCallum each had a goal and an assist in the Pens' 2-1 win in Philly. The Pens made it 2-0 with a goal with under three minutes to play. Doug Favell made 40 saves.
  • 1969 -- October 15 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh.
  • 1969 -- November 22 -- Down 3-0 as the third period began, Pittsburgh scored five times for a 5-3 victory. The attendance at the Igloo was 5,464.
  • 1969 -- November 30 -- Al Smith made 38 saves and Bernie Parent made 30 saves in a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke scored the second goal in his NHL career, in his 20th game.
  • 1969 -- December 21 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the 4-0 shutout win. Four Flyers had two-point games including Lew Morrison who gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with a second period PPG just as Jim Morrison's penalty had expired. Bobby Clarke scored the seventh goal of his NHL career, in his 29th game. Les Binkley suffered the loss.


1970-1974:
  • 1970 -- January 18 -- Pittsburgh scored the last three goals of the third period to record a 6-4 win in Philly. Jean Pronovost had three points and Val Fonteyne had two goals. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
  • 1970 -- February 17 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-19, including 10-2 in the third period, and skated to a 4-2 win in the Igloo.
  • 1970 -- March 28 -- Pittsburgh won 2-1 in Philly. Les Binkley made 29 saves. Bernie Parent made 31 saves.
  • 1970 -- April 1 -- Pittsburgh outshot Philly 42-26 and won 4-1 in the Igloo.
  • 1970 -- May 22 -- Barry Ashbee was traded to Philadelphia by Pittsburgh (Hershey-AHL) for Darryl Edestrand and Larry McKillop.
  • 1970 -- October 17 -- Bernie Parent (30 saves) and Les Binkley (24 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in front of 7,535 in Pittsburgh. The Flyers were 1-6-5 in the last 12 games in this series.
  • 1970 -- November 1 -- The Flyers defeated Pittsburgh 3-2, having won just once against the Penguins in the prior 12 games (1-6-5).
  • 1971 -- January 5 -- Bobby Clarke's (2-1-3) GWG midway in the third period snapped a 3-3 tie and the Flyers won for the first time (0-9-2) since December 9, 1970.
  • 1971 -- February 10 -- Pittsburgh led 4-1 after 20 minutes and skated to a 5-3 home win.
  • 1971 -- March 10 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Igloo. Gary Dornhoefer and Andre Lacroix each had two points for the Flyers.
  • 1971 -- March 28 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and the Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 3-1 home win. Bruce Gamble made 41 saves continuing his play for the recently injured Doug Favell.
  • 1971 -- October 9 -- Fred Shero made his NHL head coaching debut but Darryl Edestrand's 35-foot drive in the third period gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 home win in the season opener for both teams.
  • 1971 -- December 26 -- Serge Bernier (1-4-5) and Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) dominated the Penguins in a 6-1 Flyers' home win. The duo had nine points in the first 28+ minutes. Ed Van Impe and Bob Kelly each had a goal and an assist.
  • 1972 -- January 15 -- Tim Horton (0-4-4) had four points and Jim Rutherford made 24 saves in Pittburgh's 4-2 home win.
  • 1972 -- January 30 -- Bruce Gamble (33 saves) led Philly to a 4-0 shutout win. Ten days later, he suffered a career-ending heart attack in a game at Vancouver.
  • 1972 -- February 26 -- The Pens won 5-2 in Pittsburgh. Syl Apps, Jr. and Jean Pronovost (two goals) both had three points. Bobby Clarke had both Flyers' goals. Bobby Taylor made 40 saves in the loss.
  • 1972 -- April 1 -- The Flyers needed two points in their final two games of the season to secure a PO berth. In this game, Pittsburgh tied the score with 46 seconds remaining in a 4-4 final. To make the POs, the Flyers needed a point against Buffalo. The score was tied 2-2 when the Sabres' Gerry Meehan's 45-foot shot beat Doug Favell with :04 seconds to play. The Penguins won their game the same day and advanced to the POs through a tiebreaker.
  • 1972 -- November 2 -- Doug Favell made 37 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Bobby Clarke and Bill Clement each had two points. Clement's SHG with 1:13 to play in the middle period was the GWG. The Flyers had two PPGs.
  • 1972 -- November 8 -- Pittsburgh scored four times in under eight minutes in the first period en route to a 5-2 home win. Less than two minutes into the game, Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor suffered a hamstring injury which kept him from playing until December 27. He was replaced by Doug Favell who eventually stopped 34 of 39 shots. Bill Barber scored both Flyers' goals.
  • 1973 -- January 25 -- Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves and Don Saleski scored twice in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. Five straight goals gave the Flyers a 5-1 lead.
  • 1973 -- January 27 -- Rick MacLeish scored two third period goals in Philly's 5-3 win in Pittsburgh. MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer had three points apiece. Bill Barber had the GWG. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves. There were four fights in the game including Moose Dupont beating Jean-Guy Lagace. Barry Ashbee, who received 26 PIMs in the game, was eventually suspended for the next eight games due to contact with official Bryan Lewis.
  • 1973 -- March 11 -- Gary Dornhoefer's second goal of the game was the lone third period tally in a 3-2 Flyers' win. Doug Favell made 32 saves for the Flyers.
  • 1973 -- April 1 -- In the final game of the regular season, Rick MacLeish became the first Flyer and eighth NHL player to record 50 goals in a season. The goal, which was MacLeish's 100th point of the season, gave the Flyers a 4-1 second period lead; however, the Pens staged a comeback and Jean Pronovost's goal with 1:13 to play was the difference as they won 5-4. Earlier, Dave Schultz netted consecutive first period goals. The goalies: Bobby Taylor (Flyers) vs. Cam Newton (Penguins).

  • 1973 -- October 27 -- Bernie Parent (23 saves) and Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) led the Flyers to 6-0 shutout win in Pittsburgh.
  • 1973 -- November 4 -- Bernie Parent (28 saves), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 7-0 shutout win in Philly. In nine days, Philly beat Pittsburgh twice by a combined total of 13-0. This was the Flyers' eighth win of the season and fifth via shutout.
  • 1974 -- January 20 -- Andy Brown made 38 saves saves in Pittsburgh's 5-3 win in Philadelphia. The next Penguins win in Philadelphia came in 1989.
  • 1974 -- February 7 -- Marc Bolieau made his head coaching debut with Pittsburgh but Terry Crisp snapped a 4-4 tie late in the third period to give the Flyers a 5-4 home win, about eight minutes after Bobby Clarke tied the game 4-4. Dave Schultz scored Philly's first two goals. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 41-22, including 22-6 in the third period.
  • 1974 -- April 6 -- Jean Pronovost had five points (2-3-5), off Bobby Taylor, and Andy Brown made 25 saves in the Penguins' 6-1 home victory. When Steve Durbano fought Orest Kindrachuk, Dave Schultz interceded and was tossed as third man in.
  • 1974 -- October 19 -- The Flyers won 6-3 in Pittsburgh as Don Saleski and Bill Barber (both in the last 1:49) each scored twice. The Flyers had three PPGs. Steve Durbano of Pittsburgh suffered a fractured wrist after colliding along the boards with Andre Dupont. Bobby Clarke, who scored the GWG in the mid-third period, and Dave Burrows got fighting majors. The Flyers held a 46-24 shots advantage.
  • 1974 -- December 22 -- Bernie Parent (24 saves) recorded his 30th shutout with the Flyers, a 4-0 win. Rick MacLeish's SHG midway in the second period snapped a scoreless tie. Ed Van Impe had two assists.

1975-1979:
  • 1975 -- March 8 -- Pittsburgh's Ron Stackhouse (0-6-6) had six assists, a still-existing mark for most assists by an opponent against the Flyers, in the Penguins' 8-2 win. The six assists in a game and four assists in a period tied existing NHL records. Eight different Pens' players scored off the goalie tandem of Bobby Taylor and Wayne Stephenson. This was the Flyers only loss in their last 19 regular season games as they finished the 1974-75 season 16-1-2.
  • 1975 -- March 13 -- Bernie Parent made 22 saves and recorded the shutout while six Flyers scored in a 6-0 victory. Michel Plasse was replaced at the 25:39 mark, down 4-0, by Gary Inness. Rick MacLeish had two first period assists. Ed Van Impe scored in the middle period, his only goal of the 1974-75 season.
  • 1975 -- October 25 -- In a furious third period, Pierre Larouche scored a PPG with four seconds to play and the Penguins rallied from a 4-0 hole to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Pittsburgh. The Pens trailed 4-1 as the third period opened and with under 12 minutes to play. The Flyers were then whistled for four consecutive minors in under four minutes in the game's last six minutes leading to a PPG by Colin Campbell with 1:45 to play which brought the Pens to a one-goal deficit. After Gary Dornhoefer was called for holding with 1:14 to play, Larouche evened the game. Upon leaving the penalty box, Dornhoefer was assessed minor and misconduct penalties which gave the Flyers 20 PIMs in the last six minutes to zero for Pittsburgh.
  • 1975 -- November 9 -- The Flyers won 6-4 in the Spectrum. Philly held a 57-30 shots advantage including 21-4 in the middle period but had just one goal (1-0). Bobby Clarke, Rick MacLeish and Gary Dornhoefer each had a goal and an assist. The game highlighted by a bench-clearing brawl late in the third period that started with a battle between Gary Dornhoefer and Steve Durbano. Dave Schultz was assessed 25 PIMs. Ross Lonsberry, Harvey Bennett and Jack McIlhargey of Philly were all tossed while Barry Wilkins of the Pens was also ejected. The Flyers had three PPGs.

  • 1976 -- January 3 -- The LCB Line collected 10 points (4-6-10), led by Bill Barber (2-2-4), in their 8-4 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers had four goals and 19 shots in the first period. Dave Schultz fought Colin Campbell.
  • 1976 -- January 15 -- Bobby Clarke assisted on three goals and Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philadelphia.
  • 1976 -- March 9 -- Ed Van Impe and Bobby Taylor were traded to Pittsburgh for Gary Inness and cash. Van Impe played 25 games and Taylor saw action in two games for the Penguins before retiring; Inness played just twice for the Flyers before moving on to Indianapolis (WHA) and Washington (NHL).
  • 1976 -- October 28 -- Bernie Parent (21 saves) recorded the shutout in the 3-0 home victory. Reggie Leach, Mel Bridgman and Bobby Clarke scored.
  • 1976 -- November 13 -- Pierre Larouche scored with under seven minutes remaining and Dunc Wilson stopped 25 shots in the Penguins' 1-0 home win.
  • 1977 -- January 29 -- Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) had three points and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 win in Pittsburgh.
  • 1977 -- March 13 -- Wayne Stephenson (22 saves) with the shutout and Don Saleski recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career in a 4-0 home win. The Flyers held a 16-1 shot advantage after one period en route to a 39-22 margin in the game.
  • 1977 -- October 15 -- Bobby Clarke had five points (1-4-5) in the Flyers' 8-2 victory. Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bob Dailey added a pair of goals each. The Flyers out-scored Pittsburgh 4-0 in the third period. Dunc Wilson of Pittsburgh stopped Orest Kindrachuk's penalty shot attempt.
  • 1977 -- October 20 -- Bernie Parent (20 saves) had the shutout in an 11-0 clubbing. It remains the Flyers' largest shutout victory and the eleven goal margin is tied for the biggest (later equaled in 1984 in a 13-2 win over Vancouver) victory. The Flyers dominated the contest throughout scoring just nine seconds into the game and tallying four times in the first period thanks to a 21-4 shots advantage (54-20 in the game). Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) led the offense. The Flyers won the last three games against the Penguins by a 23-2 margin. This was the fourth game of the season and Don Saleski, who had a goal, recorded his ninth point (6-3-9) in those four games. After four games this regular season, the Flyers were 4-0-0 with 31 GF and 3 GA.
  • 1978 -- January 12 -- The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the game was even 3-3 as the Penguins scored three times in the first 3:49 of the middle period. The teams swapped goals in the third period and finished in a 4-4 draw.
  • 1978 -- February 25 -- Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3) had three points and Rick St. Croix made 23 stops in Philly's 3-1 road win. Denis Herron made 36 saves in the loss.
  • 1978 -- June 14 -- Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry were dealt to Pittsburgh for a first round pick used to select Behn Wilson.
  • 1978 -- October 19 -- The Flyers beat the Penguins 3-1 aided by the only goal (and point) of Danny Lucas' 6-game NHL career.
  • 1978 -- November 25 -- The Flyers won 3-1 in Pittsburgh as Paul Holmgren scored an insurance goal in the third period. Paul Evans and Reggie Leach gave Philly a 2-0 lead in the second period. Among the game's six fights -- Rick Lapointe vs. Blair Chapman -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auIIrOroEXA , Andre Dupont vs. Peter Mahovlich -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFaCe98N7o ... Dupont vs. Dave Schultz (then of Pittsburgh) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxTho...eature=related ... and Behn Wilson vs. Schultz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbTEOKwlnoQ and Andre Dupont http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxThoDCJBJ8
  • 1978 -- December 14 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Reggie Leach snapped a 1-1 tie in a 2-1 home win.
  • 1979 -- March 10 -- Denis Herron made 36 saves and Greg Malone scored in the third period to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win in the Igloo.
  • 1979 -- December 20 -- The Flyers tied the NHL record for longest unbeaten streak (28 games) when Behn Wilson's goal beat Greg Millen (34 saves) on the PP with about four minutes to play in a 1-1 tie. While some Pens claimed the puck was kicked into the net by Wilson's skate, referee Dave Newell allowed the goal and Wilson asserted that he tapped the puck with his stick just prior to it entering the net. Pete Peeters made 22 saves. Rick MacLeish and Gary McAdam fought 1:23 before the tying goal.

1980-1984:
  • 1980 -- February 2 -- Pete Peeters made 30 stops and recorded his first career shutout and the Flyers scored four first period goals in a 4-0 win at Pittsburgh. Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) led the offense.
  • 1980 -- February 17 -- Brian Propp's GWG with 1:50 to play capped a 3-0 third period rally in a 6-5 home win. Pittsburgh blew leads of 3-0 and 5-2 but still led 5-4 with under six minutes remaining until Tom Gorence tied the score at 5-5. Philly had 20 first period shots and 43 in the game. Ross Lonsberry scored twice for Pittsburgh.
  • 1980 -- March 11 -- The Flyers won 4-3 in Pittsburgh. The keys goals: Reggie Leach and Al Hill midway in the second period, 41 seconds apart. Orest Kindrachuk gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead and George Ferguson scored twice in the third period.
  • 1980 -- October 9 -- In the season opener, Yves Preston, Al Hill and Bill Barber each scored twice in Philadelphia's 7-4 home win. Barber gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 0:49 mark. Phil Myre made 24 saves for the victory.
  • 1980 -- December 13 -- Bobby Clarke (3-0-3) scored three goals in the second period in Philly's 6-5 road win. Paul Gardner (4-0-4) had four goals, including three on the PP (the Pens had four), the last of which gave the Pens a 5-2 lead midway through the game. Clarke and Gardner combined for five second period goals. The GWG was by Mel Bridgman, the only third period tally. Former Flyer Ross Lonsberry had three points, all first period assists.
  • 1981 -- January 21 -- Pete Peeters made 33 saves and Mel Bridgman scored the GWG in the first minute of play in the Flyers 5-0 home win. Paul Holmgren added a pair of goals in the third period. Rick MacLeish had three points.
  • 1981 -- February 17 -- Al Hill had two points and Rick St. Croix made 18 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Philly led 2-0 at the 4:38 mark on goals by Bobby Clarke and Tom Gorence.
  • 1981 -- October 11 -- The Flyers set a team record by scoring four goals in a span of 1:22 and Ilkka Sinisalo, in his second NHL game, became the third NHL player to score his first goal via a penalty shot, off Paul Harrison, in the Flyers 8-2 victory. The Flyers scored five times in the third period and Sinisalo's goal came with 3:21 to play, the second of four goals in the record-breaking span. Pete Peeters made 31 saves for the victorious Flyers. A fight between Tim Kerr and Paul Baxter --

  • 1981 -- October 29 -- Ken Linseman (0-4-4) and Mel Bridgman (3-1-4), who scored three times off Michel Dion including the GWG with about five minutes to play, led Philly to a 6-4 home win and an 8-1-1 start to the season. The game featured 43 penalties and 222 PIMs. Behn Wilson twice beat Paul Baxter in fights including one at the 11:17 mark of the first period when a 20-minute stoppage resulted in 18 penalties and 144 PIMs. Brian Propp had 17 PIMs and three points.



  • 1981 -- November 7 -- The Penguins recorded a 7-2 win which ended a 9-game losing streak in this series and an extended skid of 1-17-2 in the last 20 regular season games. Paul Gardner (3-0-3), Randy Carlyle (1-3-4), Mario Faubert (2-0-2) and Pat Boutette (0-3-3) led the Pens. Pelle Lindbergh gave up seven goals on 45 shots in his second NHL apperance; he next played March 4 after a stint in the AHL.
  • 1981 -- December 9 -- Ken Linseman and Bobby Clarke scored first period goals and then Bill Barber tallied consecutive goals in the third period in Philly's 4-1 win in the Igloo. Paul Holmgren was ejected in the opening period when he took a swing at referee Andy van Hellemond after the ref called Holmgren for a 5-minute major but made no call anything against Paul Baxter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRemorcdDwU
  • 1981 -- December 20 -- Ron Flockhart's (1-1-2) PPG with 2:15 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Bill Barber (1-1-2) added an ENG for a 3-1 victory. Pete Peeters made 24 saves. Michel Dion made 34 saves including 18 in the first period. Russ Anderson of Pittsburgh was ejected 75 seconds into the game after a fight with Ray Allison.
  • 1982 -- January 23 -- Ron Flockhart (2-1-3) and Al Hill scored in the final nine minutes of the third period to help the Flyers tie Pittsburgh 5-5. The Pens blew leads of 3-1 and 5-3.
  • 1982 -- February 7 -- Ray Allison scored with 1:18 to play, the Flyers third in the last period, to beat Pittsburgh 5-4. Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) scored two second period goals for the Pens to give them a 4-2 lead.
  • 1982 -- February 20 -- Pittsburgh had five PPGs and Rick Kehoe registered five assists in the Penguins' 6-5 win. The game was tied 3-3 when Behn Wilson was whistled for a cross-checking major in the final 1:15 of the middle period; that led to three Penguins' PPGs including one by Mike Bullard with two seconds to play which gave the Pens' a 4-3 lead. At 2:50 of the third period, the Pens' led 6-3.
  • 1982 -- October 23 -- Bobby Clarke played in his 1,000th NHL regular season game but the Penguins spoiled the feat with two third period goals in a 4-2 win in the Igloo. The real story was goalie Michel Dion who made 48 saves as the Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 50-17.
  • 1982 -- October 28 -- The Flyers destroyed Pittsburgh 9-2 in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Ray Allison (2-0-2) scored twice and Lindsay Carson added three points (1-2-3). Michel Dion was removed at the 25:35 mark with Philly leading 6-1. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves.
  • 1982 -- December 4 -- Pelle Lindbergh (24 saves) and Dennis Herron (30 saves) battled to a scoreless tie. Bill Barber suffered a torn MCL when he crashed into the boards, resulting in his absence from the lineup for the next 14 games; in his NHL return January 8, he had five points against Hartford though he preceded that by playing in an exhibition match January 6 against a touring all-star Soviet team.
  • 1982 -- December 12 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-3 home victory despite 41 saves by Michel Dion of Pittsburgh. The Flyers outshot the Pens 45-22. Paul Holmgren gave the Flyers a lead the team never relinquished. Brad McCrimmon's first goal as a Flyer gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Paul Baxter had two goals for Pittsburgh.
  • 1983 -- January 13 -- Darryl Sittler and Bill Barber scored twice and the Flyers won their 10th straight game of the season, 8-1. Bob Froese made 24 saves.
  • 1983 -- February 24 -- Mark Taylor had three (1-2-3) points and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in Philly's 6-3 victory in the Spectrum. The Penguins led 3-2 late in the second period but Sinisalo scored a PPG goal and then the Flyers dominated the final period by scoring three goals. The Flyers outshot the Pens 18-6 in the third period and 43-30 in the game.
  • 1983 -- March 6 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 win in Pittsburgh. Sinisalo scored the go-ahead goal in the final minute of the first period.
  • 1983 -- October 9 -- Philadelphia plastered Pittsburgh 7-1 as Tim Kerr (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (2-0-2), who scored his 400th career goal, each scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves. The Flyers led 2-0 after 40 seconds and 4-0 before the 10 minute mark. The lead increased to 6-0 after two periods. Rick Kehoe snapped the shutout bid when he scored with 7:34 to play, the last goal of the contest. Marty McSorley fought Lindsay Carson.
  • 1983 -- October 23 -- In a multi-player/pick swap, Ron Flockhart, Andy Brickley, Mark Taylor and Philadelphia's 1st (Roger Belanger) and 3rd (later traded to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Mike Stevens) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft were dealt to Pittsburgh for Rich Sutter and Pittsburgh's 2nd (Greg Smyth) and 3rd (David McLay) round choices in 1984 Entry Draft, October 23, 1983.
  • 1983 -- October 29 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win at Pittsburgh. Darryl Sittler had the GWG in the early stages of the third period.
  • 1983 -- November 20 -- In the first ever regular season OT game in Flyers' history, Bobby Clarke tallied the GWG in a 6-5 win. The Penguins led 3-2 after 40 minutes but were overcome by an 18-6 shot advantage by the Flyers in the third period and OT. Mike Bullard had three points for Pittsburgh. Brian Propp scored twice for the Flyers.
  • 1983 -- December 3 -- Five Flyers had multi-point games in the first period as Philly led 5-1 at the break and skated to a 6-3 victory in the Igloo. The Flyers outshot the Pens 46-26. Thomas Eriksson and Ron Sutter each had three points. A brawl at 32:10 highlighted by Randy Carlyle-Rich Sutter.
  • 1984 -- January 3 -- The Flyers rallied for three goals in a span of 2:25 late in the third period and claimed a 7-5 victory. Darryl Sittler (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) sparked the offense. Sittler tied the game on a PPG and then Tim Kerr scored the eventual GWG 37 seconds later. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 17-7 and outscored them 4-2 in the final 20 minutes.
  • 1984 -- March 22 -- Philadelphia scored seven third period goals in a 13-4 massacre, the tenth straight win in this series. Tim Kerr had six points (2-4-6), including his 50th goal of the season, while Dave Poulin (3-1-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (3-1-4) each registered hat tricks off Denis Herron. The Flyers recorded team records for assists (22) and points (35) in a game. The 13-goal total set a team record for most goals in a game, equalled later in the calendar year against Vancouver. The Flyers led 3-0 4:53 into the game and 6-4 after two periods. Philly then out-scored the Penguins 7-0 in the third period. Denis Herron gave up all 13 goals, on 46 shots. Dave Brown vs. Marty McSorley fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPiOqLcl2IQ . In the third, McSorley fought Daryl Stanley -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL5kZLCRW4E .
  • 1984 -- March 28 -- Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh for the 11th straight time, 5-3. The Flyers won all seven games against the Pens in the 1983-84 season. Tim Kerr scored his 50th goal. Attendance: 6,384.
  • 1984 -- October 20 -- Doug Shedden's goal with 0:37 to play enabled the Penguins to snap an 11-game losing skid in this series with a 3-1 victory; Moe Mantha added an ENG.
  • 1984 -- October 21 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) scored twice on the PP and Bob Froese made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. Peter Zezel and Brian Propp each had two points. Denis Herron made 33 saves in the loss. The Flyers led 4-0 before a pair of one-time Flyers, Mike Bullard and Andy Brickley, scored for the Penguins.
  • 1984 -- December 1 -- Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 30 saves in Philadelphia's 3-1 home win. Ed Hospodar gave Philly a 1-0 lead with a late second period goal then Kerr's pair in the third period gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead. Dave Brown handled Rod Buskas in a first period fight. Philly outshot the Penguins 44-31. Roberto Romano made 41 saves in the defeat.
  • 1984 -- December 21 -- The Penguins won at home 4-2 as John Chabot scored the deciding goal midway through the third period. Dave Brown-Warren Young fought after Mario Lemieux embellished a hit by Brown:

1985-1989:
  • 1985 -- February 18 -- Philly pummeled Pittsburgh 8-2 to send the Pens to their ninth straight loss and 12th in a row without a win. The Flyers scored four goals in five minutes and claimed a 4-0 lead on a 19-1 shots advantage in the first period. Philly outshot the Pens 43-18. Bob Froese improved to 7-0-0 against Pittsburgh.
  • 1985 -- March 10 -- The Flyers scored seven second period goals in an 11-4 destruction of Pittsburgh. The Flyers led 4-3 then scored six goals in 13:18. It was the rare NHL games that saw four goalies play including Brian Ford and Roberto Romano for the Penguins. Rich Sutter fought Bob Errey -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOcHqnUfzg
  • 1985 -- March 19 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 5-3 win. Arto Javanainen gave the Pens a 3-2 lead in the second period, one of 14 games he played in the NHL. Ron Sutter had two goals. Dave Poulin had three assists. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 43-32. The Flyers had 24 goals and won all three games against Pittsburgh in a span of four weeks.
  • 1985 -- October 12 -- Bob Froese made 42 saves and Murray Craven snapped a 2-2 tie with under six to play in Philly's 4-2 win at Pittsburgh. Peter Zezel's two points led the Flyers.
  • 1985 -- November 24 -- Dave Poulin scored three goals and Darren Jensen made 28 saves during the Flyers' 7-4 win in Philadelphia. Ilkka Sinisalo's (2-0-2) second goal of the third period, with 8:17 remaining, came on the PP and put Philly ahead 5-4. The Flyers scored twice in the final minute including the completion of Poulin's hat trick with five seconds to play.
  • 1985 -- December 21 -- Bob Froese had 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice in Philly's 4-2 road win. Rick Tocchet fought Dan Frawley at the 0:20 mark; in the second, Kerr vs. Rod Buskas -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRye4xIug9A
  • 1985 -- December 22 -- Murray Craven (1-1-2) scored 2:12 into OT in the Flyers' 3-2 win. Bob Froese made 25 saves. The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep.
  • 1986 -- January 28 -- Darren Jensen had 35 saves and Dave Poulin scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 2-2 tie at Pittsburgh.
  • 1986 -- March 20 -- Tim Kerr became the first Flyers' player to record three straight 50-goal seasons as Philly trounced the Pens 5-1 in the Spectrum. Bob Froese made 23 saves. It was coach Mike Keenan's 100th victory with the Flyers (in his 152nd game, the second fastest coach to reach that total in NHL history). There were four fights in the game including Rich Sutter- Norm Schmidt --

  • 1986 -- April 5 -- Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) scored 1:39 into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 win in Pittsburgh. Dave Brown, who later fought Rod Buskas, tied the game 3-3 with under nine minutes to play in regulation. Dave Richter picked up 17 PIMs at the 0:16 mark for a fight with Dan Frawley ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bras1FInQ8 ) and Ron Duguay scored 44 seconds later to make it 1-0. The game had two other fights -- Brown vs. Buskas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lZv1YHzEaU ) and Lindsay Carson-Jim Johnson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kew2SV2YwNw ).
  • 1986 -- October 23 -- Pittsburgh started the season with seven straight wins but with a 5-3 win the Flyers prevented the Pens from tying the NHL record for wins to start a season. Mark Howe had three points.
  • 1986 -- October 25 -- Philly began the season with a perfect 6-0-0 record but lost 4-2 at Pittsburgh. Roberto Romano had 41 saves, Doug Bodger two goals and Mario Lemieux had three assists.
  • 1986 -- December 20 -- The Flyers skated to a 6-4 win in Pittsburgh as Ilkka Sinisalo and Brad McCrimmon each had three points. Philly scored twice with a span of 10 seconds in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The Flyers scored four times in the middle period. Ron Hextall had 29 saves.
  • 1987 -- January 29 -- Dave Poulin's goal snapped a 3-3 tie and Murray Craven added a pair of goals earlier in the third period in the Flyers' 5-3 win.
  • 1987 -- February 19 -- The Flyers' team-record home win streak (23) vs. one opponent was snapped in a 4-4 tie. Pittsburgh blew leads of 2-0 and 4-2. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) scored the only two goals of the third period including the tying tally with 1:57 remaining.
  • 1987 -- March 22 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Dave Brown and Brad McCrimmon scored second period goals. Craig Berube fought and defeated Dan Frawley in two fights.
  • 1987 -- March 24 -- Pittsburgh rallied from a 3-0 second period hole to tie the Flyers 3-3 in the Igloo. Glenn Resch made 36 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 35 stops for the Penguins. Don Nachbaur and Warren Young got into a clash, Nachbaur and Mitch Wilson were tossed -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuh_DuBQAQ
  • 1987 -- October 18 -- Dave Brown scored the lone third period goal in Philly's 3-2 home win. Wendell Young made 16 saves for his second and final win (2-3-0 in six appearances) with the Flyers.
  • 1987 -- November 3 -- Mario Lemieux had two goals and Pat Riggin made 27 saves in the Pens' 5-1 home win.
  • 1987 -- November 12 -- Mark Howe had three points and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 home win.
  • 1987 -- December 15 -- Murray Craven (1-3-4) had four points and the Flyers skated to a 5-2 win in Pittsburgh backed by Ron Hextall's goaltending.
  • 1988 -- January 15 -- The Flyers scored three PPGs and Ron Hextall made 37 saves en route to a 5-4 win at Pittsburgh. The Flyers upped their record to 31-4-4 in the last 39 games played in this series. Derrick Smith snapped a 3-3 tie in the third period with the go-ahead goal. Bill Root gave Philadelphia a 3-1 lead, his only goal in 24 games as a Flyer. Murray Craven had three assists. Mario Lemieux had three (2-1-3) points.
  • 1988 -- March 19 -- Steve Guenette made 38 saves and Mario Lemieux (1-3-4) and Zarley Zalapski (1-3-4, first NHL goal) led the offense in a 7-0 home win. Don Nachbaur of Philly was assessed a team-record eight different penalties in the game.
  • 1988 -- March 20 -- One night after losing by seven goals, the Flyers rebounded with a 4-2 win by scoring four times in under 10 minutes in the second period. Peter Zezel had three points in the four-goal outburst.
  • 1988 -- October 18 -- Mario Lemieux (3-1-4) led Pittsburgh to a 4-2 home win.
  • 1988 -- November 6 -- Mark Howe (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 win in the Spectrum. Rob Brown had three points for Pittsburgh. A few fights in the game including Jeff Chychrun beating Richard Zemlak. Later, Scott Mellanby was given an attempt to injure penalty as he wrestled Doug Bodger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn8v8-x56Zg
  • 1988 -- November 26 -- Frank Pietrangelo made 41 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 home win. The game was filled with altercations including Craig Berube vs. Richard Zemlak who later fought Dave Brown.
  • 1988 -- December 8 -- The Flyers won 4-3 in Philadelphia as Pelle Eklund scored twice and Jay Wells and Rick Tocchet added two points each. The game featured nine different fighting majors between nine Flyers and seven Penguins. Jeff Harding vs Richard Zemlak -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Q6lGqfYqw , Pelle Eklund-Jim Johnson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JykfAFyL4dU , Scott Mellanby vs Bob Errey -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKVVSFsbRWw , Kjell Samuelsson vs Steve Dykstra -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udfYi2etkwU , Jeff Chychrun vs Jay Caufield -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb_s4HV5E0g , and Tim Kerr vs Randy Cunneyworth -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8uhGYmrys and Dave Brown-Jay Caufield --

  • 1988 -- December 29 -- The Flyers were victorious 3-2 in Pittsburgh in a game featuring six fights, including Rick Tocchet-Dan Frawley -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSIaYofssv4 . The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 31-17 and scored three goals via special teams.
  • 1989 -- February 2 -- Pittsburgh won in Philadelphia for the first time since January 20, 1974. The loss ended a team record 42-game (39-0-3) home unbeaten streak against one opponent. At one point, Philly went 48-1-4 in a 53-game stretch of home games in this series. Wendell Young made 39 saves in the 5-3 victory. Dave Brown-Jay Caufield -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiPHV...eature=related
  • 1989 -- April 2 -- The Flyers pulled their goalie in OT in an attempt to improve their PO positioning in the final day of the regular season but lost when Mario Lemieux scored his 85th goal of the season, 6-5. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 43-21 and rallied to tie with three third period goals after trailing 5-2. The Flyers had a 29-2-1 home record against Pittsburgh in the 1980s (a 2-game skid). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObKU9e4MX88
  • 1989 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Finals, Pittsburgh's Rob Brown netted the only goal of the third period, with 6:43 to play, in a 4-3 home win. Kevin Stevens and Zarley Zalapski assisted on the same three goals. Philly led 3-1 in the second period.
  • 1989 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, Tim Kerr scored a natural hat trick, all in the first period, in the Flyers' 4-2 win. Ron Hextall made 28 saves including stops on four breakaways (two each by Mario Lemieux and Dan Quinn). Tom Barrasso gave up three goals on nine shots and was removed after the first period for Wendell Young. The start of the game was delayed by 76 minutes due to a power failure.
  • 1989 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, Phil Bourque scored the GWG in OT and Tom Barrasso made 44 saves in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Brian Propp had a breakway moments before the Penguins won. It was Pittsburgh's third straight win in Philadelphia after going 15 years and 42 games without a victory The Flyers held a 47-32 shots advantage. Craig Berube belted Bourque in a fight --

  • 1989 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, Tim Kerr scored two PPGs in the second period and Terry Carkner added a third period shorty in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. The Penguins went 0-for-8 on the PP. Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund and Brian Propp each had two points. Ron Hextall made 18 saves. John Cullen gave the Pens a 1-0 lead 3:22 into the game.
  • 1989 -- April 25 -- In Game 5, Mario Lemieux (5-3-8) thrilled the home crowd by scoring a hat trick just 6:55 into the game and added a fourth goal before the period ended in the Penguins' 10-7 win. Pittsburgh led 6-1 after one period and 9-3 after two periods but the Flyers nearly staged an improbable rally by scoring four third period goals to narrow the margin to 9-7. Lemieux's final goal was scored into an empty net, on his ninth shot. Paul Coffey (0-4-4), Rob Brown (2-1-3, consecutive goals within three minutes of each other) and Bob Errey (1-2-3) contributed. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) led the Flyers' attack. Eklund scored six seconds into second period, the fastest PO goal to start any non-first period in NHL history. The Flyers outshot the Pens 45-25 including 21-7 in the third period. Lemieux was questionable for the game due to being knocked out of Game 4 after he bumped heads with teammate Randy Cunneyworth. Ron Hextall chased Rob Brown -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptI60UfDrs ; Fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_O4DPIYck8&NR=1
  • 1989 -- April 27 -- In Game 6, Tim Kerr (10-4-14 at this stage in the series) and Derrick Smith each scored a pair of goals as the Flyers won 6-2. Mark Howe (0-3-3), Scott Mellanby (0-2-2), Mike Bullard (0-2-2) and Kjell Samuelsson (0-2-2) had multi-assist nights. Philly held a 38-22 shots advantage. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on the PP. Ilkka Sinisalo returned to play after three months out with a broken arm and added a psychological boost; he played in just 13 regular season games and missed the first 11 post-season contests. The victory was very costly, however, as Kerr was slashed by Jim Johnson rendering him ineffective for the remainder of the playoffs due to a broken finger. Randy Cunneyworth had two goals for the Pens while Mario Lemieux was held to zero points and had a -4 in the +/- column.
  • 1989 -- April 29 -- In Game 7, the Flyers responded with one of the most stirring triumphs in team history as they stunned the Pens 4-1 in Pittsburgh to advance to the Conference Finals. Backup netminder Ken Wregget, who starred and made 39 saves, started due to a sprained MCL injury suffered by Ron Hextall in Game 6; Wregget was informed he'd play after the morning skate. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 40-34. With the game tied 1-1 in the early second period on a PPG by Mario Lemieux (9-5-14 in the series), the Flyers' Jeff Chychrun was penalized about a minute later but Dave Poulin quieted the Igloo crowd with a SHG. Mike Bullard and Scott Mellanby added third period goals. The Flyers' PK unit killed seven of eight penalties. Tim Kerr had team-records of 15 points and 10 goals in the series, including five on the PP. Kerr (10-5-15) was joined by Propp (6-5-11) as 10+ points-performers for Philly in the series.
  • 1989 -- November 28 -- The Flyers won 6-3 in Pittsburgh backed by Ken Wregget's 33 saves. Mark Howe (2-1-3), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Mike Bullard (1-2-3) led the offense.
  • 1989 -- November 30 -- The Flyers won 4-1 in Philadelphia backed by Ken Wregget's 34 saves. Scott Mellanby, Ron Sutter, Ilkka Sinisalo and Murray Craven each had a goal and an assist.


1990-1994:
  • 1990 -- January 16 -- Rob Brown (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) led the Pens to a 4-3 home win. Pete Peeters and Tom Barrasso both made 31 saves.
  • 1990 -- January 30 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win in Pittsburgh. Tony Tanti had all three Penguins' goals.
  • 1990 -- February 11 -- Frank Pietrangelo made 37 saves and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three points in the Penguins' 4-1 win in Philly. Craig Brube beat Richard Zemlak in a fight then later a brawl transpired -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqDnxk-45Gk
  • 1990 -- February 20 -- John Cullen (3-0-3) and Paul Coffey (0-4-4) led Pittsburgh to a 6-4 home win.
  • 1990 -- March 22 -- Keith Acton (2-2-4) and Jeff Chychrun (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 5-3 home win.
  • 1990 -- October 16 -- Prior to a game in Pittsburgh, Tim Kerr's wife Kathy passed away from complications just ten days after giving birth to a daughter named Kimberly. Mrs. Kerr was chairwoman the previous two years of the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, which raised over $800,000 for leukemia research in the most recent fundraiser. A moment of silence was observed in her memory before the game. With Kerr flying back to Philadelphia upon hearing the news, the Flyers won 5-1 as Scott Mellanby scored twice.
  • 1990 -- October 30 -- Tim Kerr played in his first game since learning of his wife's death earlier in the month. The Penguins won 6-2 in Philly led by Mark Recchi's four points.
  • 1990 -- November 21 -- The Flyers recovered from a 2-0 hole and scored five straight goals ending in a pair by Pelle Eklund in the third period for a 5-4 win in Pittsburgh. Less than three minutes into the third period, Flyers' goalie Pete Peeters was injured after a collision with Kevin Stevens and replaced by Bruce Hoffort who surrendered two goals on 10 shots.
  • 1991 -- January 15 -- The Flyers led 4-0 less than 15 minutes into the game and held on for a 5-4 home win. Rick Tocchet scored two of those four goals including his 30th goal for the fourth consecutive season. Dale Kushner, Kjell Samuelsson (1-1-2) and Mike Ricci (1-1-2) had the other Philadelphia goals. Paul Coffey was penalized for interference about four minutes after becoming the Penguins' all-time leading scorer among defensemen and at that time the Flyers switched goalies from Pete Peeters (13 saves/16 shots) to Ron Hextall (7/8); on the ensuing PP, Ricci scored to give Philly a 5-3 advantage.
  • 1991 -- January 31 -- Scott Mellanby had the go-ahead goal, Ron Sutter scored twice and Ron Hextall made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Mellanby and Sutter scored third period goals 1:50 apart, the only goals of the period. Sutter (2-0-2), Mike Ricci (1-1-2) and Kjell Samuelsson (0-2-2) each had two-point efforts.
  • 1991 -- March 26 -- Mario Lemieux had a hat trick and Tom Barrasso made 27 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win in Philly.
  • 1991 -- March 30 -- In the regular season finale, each team scored three third period goals in a 4-4 tie at Pittsburgh. The Flyers' Kjell Samuelsson scored with 2:13 left for the tie. The Pens took a 4-3 lead 28 seconds after the Flyers rallied from a 3-1 hole. Pittsburgh was 1-for-10 on the PP while Philly was 0-for-2. Ken Wregget made 35 saves for the Flyers. Philly ended with a 2-10-3 mark in the last 15 games.
  • 1991 -- October 6 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie at Pittsburgh. Pelle Eklund and Rod Brind'Amour each had two assists.
  • 1991 -- October 10 -- Joey Mullen (2-1-3) led Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win in Philly.
  • 1991 -- November 20 -- Tom Barrasso made 29 saves and Jaromir Jagr and Larry Murphy each had three points in Pittsburgh's 5-2 home win.
  • 1991 -- November 29 -- Kevin Stevens scored a natural hat trick in the first period and had five points (4-1-5) in Pittsburgh's 9-3 win in the Spectrum. Stevens scored a natural hat trick in the first period as the Pens led 3-0 after 20 minutes. Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4) and Mario Lemieux (2-1-3) chipped in. The Penguins led 6-0 before the Flyers scored the next three in the third period; Dan Quinn (1-2-3), Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (0-2-2) had all eight points.
  • 1991 -- November 30 -- Tom Barrasso made 33 saves and Mark Recchi had three points in Pittsburgh's 5-1 win in the Igloo.
  • 1992 -- February 16 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philly. Each team scored in all three periods and Pittsburgh held one-goal leads three times.
  • 1992 -- February 19 -- In a major trade, Rick Tocchet was traded to Pittsburgh with Kjell Samuelsson, Ken Wregget and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Dave Roche) in the 1993 Entry Draft for Mark Recchi, Brian Benning and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Jason Bowen) in 1992 Entry Draft.
  • 1992 -- March 30 -- Grant Jennings' second goal snapped a 5-5 tie in Pittsburgh's 6-5 home win. Mario Lemieux had four points. For the Flyers, Dan Quinn (2-1-3) led the offense.
  • 1992 -- October 6 -- Eric Lindros made his NHL regular season debut, a 3-3 draw in Pittsburgh in a game broadcast live across America on ESPN, the network's first hockey broadcast after the NHL's four-year commitment with SportsChannel America. Dominic Roussel was exceptional in goal for the Flyers as he made 42 saves and was perhaps the game's best player. Mario Lemieux opened the scoring in the first minute of the contest and he later added an assist and had eight shots on goal. Kevin Stevens made it 2-0. Brent Fedyk got the Flyers on the board prior to the end of the first period. Rick Tocchet of the Penguins scored a PPG when Brian Benning was ejected for spearing Lemieux and the score was 3-1 after two periods. Lindros scored his first NHL regular season goal to make it 3-2 just 31 seconds into the last period and teammate Doug Evans recorded the tying goal at 1:19. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 45-29 but the Flyers had the only two shots in overtime. Afterwards, Lindros admitted "I usually sleep like a bear from 1 to 5 but today I was nervous." Lemieux said "He played pretty well for a first game, I thought he was nervous."
  • 1992 -- December 15 -- Kevin Stevens (2-1-3) and Mario Lemieux (1-2-3) led Pittsburgh to a 6-2 home win.
  • 1992 -- December 17 -- Jaromir Jagr's second goal gave the Pens a 5-4 OT win in Philly. Mario Lemieux had four assists amd Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) also had two goals for Pittsburgh. Mark Recchi had three assists for the Flyers.
  • 1992 -- December 23 -- Mario Lemieux (2-1-3) and Tom Barrasso (20 saves) led Pittsburgh to a 4-0 win in Philly.
  • 1993 -- January 30 -- Kevin Stevens' 40th goal, which snapped a tie, came with 4:10 remaining in a 4-2 win for Pittsburgh at home.
  • 1993 -- March 2 -- Philly snapped a 14-game skid (0-9-4-1) in this series despite the return of Mario Lemieux. Garry Galley scored with 3:33 remaining, in the 5-4 win. The Flyers' Dominic Roussel gave up three goals on 11 shots and was replaced by Tommy Soderstrom who made 21 of 22 stops. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) had three point games. Kevin Stevens (2-1-3) led Pittsburgh. The Pens scored three PPGs.
  • 1993 -- March 20 -- Mario Lemieux (4-1-5) and Ron Francis (1-4-5) led the Penguins to a 9-3 home win. The Penguins led 7-0 after two period; the Flyers scored the first three goals of the third period. Pittsburgh had 43 shots.
  • 1993 -- October 5 -- In the season opener, the Flyers rallied for a 4-3 home win. Dimitri Yushkevich scored the lone third period goal. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) led the Flyers' attack. Dominic Roussel made 23 saves for the win and settled down after Pittsburgh led 2-0 in the first 10 minutes.
  • 1993 -- November 16 -- Jaromir Jagr had five points (1-4-5) in Pittsburgh's 11-5 win. The score was tied 3-3 midway through when Kjell Samuelsson scored his second goal of the season leading to a four-goal explosion to finish the period. The Pens had 48 shots. In the last two Flyers' games at Pittsburgh, the Pens had a 20-8 goal advantage.
  • 1993 -- December 28 -- The teams played to a 4-4 draw. Marty McSorley's first tally of the season evened the game with the only goal of the third period. Pittsburgh had 40 shots including all six of the OT period.
  • 1994 -- February 13 -- Tom Barrasso turned aside 22 shots and Mario Lemieux scored twice in the third period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. It was the only time the teams met in the calendar year of 1994. Pittsburgh next won in Philadelphia in the 2000 playoffs.

1995-1999:
  • 1995 -- March 5 -- The Flyers dominated the third period en route to a 6-2 home victory. The Flyers held an 18-6 shots advantage en route to a 4-0 goal output in the third. Philly went 4-for-7 on the PP, including Eric Lindros' GWG in the final period. Dimitri Yushkevich (2-0-2) and Garry Galley (0-3-3) led the offense, Ron Hextall made 23 saves.
  • 1995 -- April 1 -- Wendell Young made 30 saves in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win at home.
  • 1995 -- April 16 -- The Flyers won 4-3 when Rod Brind'Amour scored the GWG 1:30 into OT with Ulf Samuelsson in the penalty box for high sticking at 19:59 of the third. Mikael Renberg knotted the score with 20 seconds to play in regulation on a PP with Troy Murray in the box for a boarding major/game misconduct with 49 seconds to play in the third. Pittsburgh had just seven shots after the first period (16 in the game).

  • 1995 -- November 4 -- Mario Lemieux (2-2-4) and Norm MacIver (0-3-3) led Pittsburgh to a 7-4 home win. The Flyers were without Ron Hextall, Eric Lindros and Joel Otto due to injuries then lost Brent Fedyk after he strained a knee as he scored a goal in this game. The Flyers were winless in the last 13 (0-9-4) visits to the Igloo.
  • 1995 -- December 17 -- Two late third period goals by Eric Desjardins and Rod Brind'Amour gave the Flyers a 6-5 victory. Philly led 4-2 but the Penguins scored the next three to pull ahead. The Flyers held a 49-38 shot advantage.
  • 1996 -- January 27 -- Mario Lemieux (3-1-4) and Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) led the Pens to a 7-4 home win.
  • 1996 -- March 31 -- John LeClair recorded a hat trick, including two third period goals, in a 4-1 victory for the Flyers in the last meeting between the clubs in the Spectrum. Bob Corkum also scored. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 40-17 including 20-3 in the middle period; Tom Barrasso was 20-for-20.
  • 1996 -- November 21 -- Dale Hawerchuk (3-1-4) recorded a hat trick off Ken Wregget in a 7-3 win. Hawerchuk entered the game with just one goal in 15 games all season. He had three points in the third period.
  • 1997 -- February 15 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-1 home win as John Druce snapped a scoreless tie with under five to play in the second period. Pat Falloon, who had a game-high seven shots, scored a key third period goal 23 seconds after the Penguins cut the score to 2-1. Ron Hextall had 17 saves for the win. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 35-18 including 14-3 in the middle period.
  • 1997 -- February 16 -- The Flyers completed the home-and-home series sweep with a 6-2 win in Pittsburgh, scoring the last six goals of the contest. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but the Flyers erupted for four third period tallies started by an early SHG off the stick of Trent Klatt (2-0-2). In the previous day's game, the Flyers won 5-1 in Philadelphia. Dan Kordic vs Francois Leroux fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO8uGv_fWkc
  • 1997 -- March 8 -- Fredrik Olausson scored 19 seconds into OT and the Pens won 3-2 at home. Both Flyers goals were by Vaclav Prospal. Garth Snow made 31 saves in the loss while Pittsburgh's Ken Wregget made 32 saves for the win.
  • 1997 -- April 17 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in Philadelphia, Eric Lindros (1-3-4) and Pat Falloon (2-0-2) led the offense while Garth Snow stymied Pittsburgh by making 27 saves in a 5-1 triumph. Snow made his first PO start and among his terrific saves was a point blank glove save off Mario Lemieux in the final period. Rod Brind'Amour had two assists. The Pens entered the series 0-12-1 in their last 13 road games. Falloon gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the opening period. John LeClair scored in the opening minute of the second period and Rod Brind'Amour scored in the final minute of the middle period to up the Flyers lead to 3-0. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 38-28. Ken Wregget made 33 saves in the loss.
  • 1997 -- April 19 -- In Game 2, the Flyers rallied for a 3-2 win when Trent Klatt scored with 6:20 remaining in regulation. The third period included a huge offensive explosion highlighted by three goals in a span of 2:29: John LeClair tied the game at 2-2 just 68 seconds after Jaromir Jagr (1-1-2) gave the Pens a 2-1 lead, 81 seconds after Joel Otto knotted the game 1-1. Pittsburgh led 1-0 after 40 minutes on Mario Lemieux's (1-1-2) first period goal. Klatt (1-1-2) and Joel Otto (1-1-2) each had two points. Garth Snow made 28 saves in the win while Ken Wregget made 36 stops in the loss. The Penguins were now 0-14-1 on the road since a January 26 win in Montreal.
  • 1997 -- April 21 -- In Game 3, the Flyers unleashed a 53-shot attack on goalie Ken Wregget and defeated the Penguins 5-3 in Pittsburgh. The teams combined for 39 shots (28-11 advantage for the Flyers) in the first period, the most ever in any Flyers' PO game, but the Pens led 2-1 on a pair of goals by Jaromir Jagr. Pat Falloon evened the game 2-2 near the midway point of regulation then Eric Lindros snapped the tie about three minutes later; John LeClair scored a key PPG with 12 seconds left while Mario Lemieux served a slashing penalty. Mikael Renberg had three points (1-2-3) including assists on the tying and go-ahead goals. Philly also set team marks for most shots in a PO period (28) and game (53). The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 53-38 inclouding 40-26 after two periods. The Legion of Doom line had 15 combined shots and seven points.
  • 1997 -- April 23 -- In Game 4, Ken Wregget made 37 saves to back Pittsburgh's 4-1 win. Ian Moran gave Pittsburgh a 1-0 lead then Ed Olczyk and Petr Nedved followed Shjon Podein's game-tying goal with consecutive unassisted SHGs to give the Pens a 3-1 advantage after one period. Mario Lemieux finished the scoring with a third period goal. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP. Garth Snow made 21 saves in the loss.
  • 1997 -- April 26 -- In Game 5, in what was Mario Lemieux's last game (before returning in 2000), the Flyers eliminated the Pens, 6-3. Rod Brind'Amour's terrific accomplishment, two SHGs in a span of 54 seconds in the first period, sparked the Flyers and tied the NHL record for most SHGs by a player in one period and in one playoff game; it was the second fastest such feat by a player in NHL PO history. Eric Lindros gave Philly a 1-0 lead at the 0:14 mark. The Pens eventually led 2-1 on goals by Kevin Hatcher and Mario Lemieux. Then Brind'Amour's two goals with Petr Svoboda in the box. After Ron Francis scored a PPG in the second period, John LeClair and Trent Klatt responded and gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead. Brind'Amour (2-1-3), Lindros (1-1-2) and Janne Niinimaa (0-2-2) led the offense. Jaromir Jagr had three assists. The Flyers out-shot Pittsburgh 45-18. The Flyers went 0-for-7 on the PP. Ken Wregget made 29 saves in the defeat. The Pens went 0-15-1 in their last 16 road games. Lemieux (1-1-2) announced April 5, 1997 that he would retire upon completion of this season and was given a loud show of appreciation from the Flyers' fans in attendance.

  • 1997 -- October 9 -- Chris Joseph snapped a 1-1 third period tie and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at home. Eric Lindros (1-2-3) had three points including an assist on the winning goal. Ron Hextall made 17 saves for the victory.
  • 1998 -- March 7 -- The Penguins scored three third period goals en route to a 6-4 win in the Igloo. Darius Kasparaitis' shoulder to the head of Eric Lindros resulted in the first of six concussions for the Flyers' forward and he missed the next 18 games before returning in mid-April for the last four regular season games and five playoff games.
  • 1998 -- March 8 -- Alexandre Daigle's goal 4:07 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 win in Wayne Cashman's final game as head coach. Shjon Podein scored with 46 seconds to play to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead but Jaromir Jagr tied the game with 15 seconds to play in regulation. Ron Hextall stopped Stu Barnes' penalty shot attempt. Colin Forbes beat Darius Kasparaitis in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvr_cIzakoM
  • 1998 -- March 21 -- Pittsburgh had three PPGs and Stu Barnes had three assists in the Pens' 4-3 win at home.
  • 1998 -- November 3 -- The Pens' Maxim Galanov scored twice, including the tying goal with 5:24 left in the third period, in a game that ended 4-4 in Pittsburgh. The Flyers led 3-0 11:28 into the game.
  • 1998 -- November 17 -- JVB made 25 saves, the Flyers went 7-for-7 on the PK and scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at Pittsburgh.
  • 1999 -- February 21 -- Eric Lindros and Daymond Langkow scored in the middle period and Ron Hextall finished with 18 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 win. Lindros and John LeClair had two points.
  • 1999 -- March 13 -- Ron Hextall played his 487th game as a Flyer which moved him past Bernie Parent into first place in the games played by a goalie category; he ended with 489 games. The Pens won the game 4-0 in Pittsburgh led by Petr Skudra (24 saves), Martin Straka (2-2-4) and Jaromir Jagr (1-3-4),
  • 1999 -- April 8 -- The Flyers won 3-1 at home. Rod Brind'Amour had two points and JVB made 17 saves.

2000-2004:
  • 2000 -- January 8 -- Mikael Renberg and Mark Recchi each had a goal and two assists and JVB made 22 saves in Philly's 6-2 home win. The Flyers had 40 shots.
  • 2000 -- January 23 -- John LeClair scored with 1:00 to play in a 4-4 tie. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 20-4 in the first period but trailed 2-1. Sandy McCarthy beat Dennis Bonvie in a spirited clash. Earlier in the day, the Flyers acquired Keith Primeau.

  • 2000 -- February 24 -- Luke Richardson scored with nine seconds remaining in OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. John LeClair had three points.
  • 2000 -- March 26 -- JVB made 27 saves and Craig Berube and Keith Primeau scored key goals in Philly's 3-1 home win. J.S. Aubin made 37 saves in a loss. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 40-28, including a 23-shot attack in the middle period. A line brawl -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n6yuzV5FHo and the goalies get involved -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZT8m3QRgrc
  • 2000 -- April 1 -- The Flyers' Brian Boucher made 22 saves and John LeClair had two points in a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh.
  • 2000 -- April 27 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Semis, Ron Tugnutt made 28 saves in Pittsburgh's 2-0 victory in Philadelphia. Tugnutt entered the game with a 1-7-2 lifetime mark against the Flyers. Jaromir Jagr scored in the first period and the Pens added an ENG. Despite being outshot 28-14, Pittsburgh won in Philadelphia for the first time since February 13, 1994 and recorded a victory in the Flyers' new home which opened for the 1996-97 season. Including the 1997 POs, the Flyers had won 16 straight home meetings with the Penguins. Roger Nielson returned to the team as an assistant coach. Dr. Isadore Brodsky (and other medical personnel) advised the Flyers' head coach not to return to full-time head coaching duties due to multiple myeloma diagnosed December 9. Neilson left the Flyers on February 19 and underwent stem cell transplant surgery on March 10 to battle the form of bone cancer. Neilson said "Although I had hoped to come back as head coach, I am completely respectful of the doctors' opinions and I look forward to helping out Craig and the coaching staff in any way I can."
  • 2000 -- April 29 -- In Game 2, Jaromir Jagr and Robert Lang each scored twice in the Pens' 4-1 win in Philly. Ron Tugnutt made 44 saves with only Simon Gagne beating him. The Flyers' PP was 0-for-8. With 5:09 to play, Philly's Rick Tocchet instigated a brawl that led to fighting majors and/or misconducts to all 10 on-ice skaters including battles between Craig Berube-Matthew Barnaby and Luke Richardson-Rene Corbet. After the game, Darius Kasparaitis said "This is the year 2000, not the year 1960. I don't know what they are trying to prove but they don't scare us." The Flyers won the next four games.
  • 2000 -- May 2 -- In Game 3 at Pittsburgh, Andy Delmore's OT tally, his second goal of the contest, sparked the Flyers to an important Game 3 victory, 4-3. Delmore was a +3 in the win. Philadelphia dominated the overtime getting 11 of the 12 shots taken by both teams. The Flyers outshot the Pens 44-18, including 22-5 combined in the third period and OT. Keith Jones (1-2-3) had three points including an assist on Delmore's game-winner, a play started by Jody Hull. The Flyers lost their last eight OT post-season games. The Pens' trio of Jaromir Jagr-Jan Hrdina-Martin Straka had eight of the team's nine points.

  • 2000 -- May 5 -- In Game 4 at Pittsburgh, Keith Primeau's exhilarating goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68w-jb7JfgU ) at the 152:01 mark, in the fifth overtime at 2:35 A.M. ET, ended the third longest game in NHL history and gave Philly a 2-1 victory. The game took the real time of 6:56 to play, the longest in NHL history. The Flyers evened the series 2-2. Philly held a shot advantage of 72-58 as goalies Ron Tugnutt (70 saves) and Brian Boucher (57 saves) shined. The Pens were credited with 42 blocked shots. Dan McGillis played a game-high 61:05. Jaromir Jagr played 59:08. Eric Desjardins had a game-high 73 shifts. There were 159 faceoffs.

  • 2000 -- May 7 -- In Game 5 at Philly, the Flyers won 6-3 led by phenomenal achievements of Andy Delmore and Mark Recchi. Delmore (3-0-3) had a record-setting outing as he became the first Flyers' d-man to score a hat trick in any PO game, became the first NHL rookie d-man to have a hat trick in a PO game, tied the NHL record for most goals in a PO game by any d-man and became the first NHL rookie d-man to have two multiple-goal games in a PO year (he had two goals in Game Three). Recchi's (1-4-5) five points tied a team PO record, previously done by Reggie Leach and Bob Dailey, and his four assists (done five times) tied that category high in team history. Ron Tugnutt of Pittsburgh surrendered five goals in two periods and was replaced by Petr Skudra in the last period. Jaromir Jagr left the game with a quad injury and did not return.

  • 2000 -- May 9 -- In Game 6 at Pittsburgh, Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 series clinching victory. Brian Boucher made 27 saves, the lone goal against came midway in the final period by Rene Corbet. In the first minute, Keith Primeau was taken off the ice on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion after being hit by Bob Boughner who, the previous game, was hit in the chest by a Luke Richardson slapshot. Series review: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hoc...yoffs/east_2a/

  • 2000 -- November 8 -- Alex Kovalev had a hat trick (even, PP, SHG) and Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 29 saves in Pittsburgh's 5-2 home win. Brian Boucher was replaced in the second period by Roman Cechmanek with Pittsburgh up 4-1. Todd Fedoruk, who later scored his first NHL goal, fought and bloodied Matthew Barnaby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8dpjCAnuA
  • 2000 -- November 24 --Garth Snow made 36 saves for Pittsburgh in their first regular season win, 1-0, at Philly after 13 straight losses.
  • 2001 -- January 31 -- Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves while the offense was led by the trio of Mark Recchi (2-2-4), Keith Primeau (2-1-3) and Simon Gagne (0-3-3) in Philly's 5-1 win in Pittsburgh. A scrap -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPhOt...om=PL&index=22

  • 2001 -- February 7 -- Alexei Kovalev (3-2-5) recorded five points in his 600th NHL game and Jaromir Jagr (2-2-4) had four points in Pittsburgh's 9-4 victory in the Igloo. The Penguins scored five times in the second period amid a 15-3 shot advantage. Pittsburgh led 3-0 at the 3:54 mark but the Flyers rallied to tie the score 3-3 after the first period and among the goals was a SHG by Kent Manderville which snapped a 122-game personal scoreless drought. Each team used two goalies and all four surrendered goals. Roman Cechmanek gave up six goals and was replaced by Brian Boucher midway in the second period with the score 6-3. J.S. Aubin played two periods and was replaced by Garth Snow for the last period.
  • 2001 -- April 7 -- John LeClair scored the GTG and the GWG on PPs in the Flyers' 4-3 win in OT. The Pens led 3-0 after one period, scoring in a stretch of 6:15 as Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr each had three points, but the Flyers scored their last three on the PP. The Flyers held a 21-3 shot advantage in the second period and 39-14 in the game; the shots were 31-6 after the first period.
  • 2001 -- October 31 -- Brian Boucher stopped 27 shots in a 3-0 win. John LeClair scored 25 seconds into the game and the Flyers added a pair in the second period including one by Dan McGillis with one second remaining. Mark Recchi and Jeremy Roenick each had two points.

  • 2002 -- January 21 -- Mario Lemieux (0-4-4), Alexei Kovalev (1-2-3) and Alexei Morozov (2-1-3) combined for 10 points in Pittsburgh's 5-2 home win. Johan Hedberg made 22 saves. The Pens led 2-0 but the Flyers rallied to even the score in the third period on Ruslan Fedotenko's second goal of the game. Morozov snapped the tie followed by PPGs by Robert Lang and Kovalev. The Flyers' 8-game win streak was halted.
  • 2002 -- January 29 -- Marty Murray scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 3-2 win. Keith Primeau knotted the score with 18 seconds left in the third period. John LeClair and Mark Recchi each had two points in regulation. Brian Boucher made 22 saves for the victory. J.S. Aubin made 29 saves in the defeat.

  • 2002 -- March 23 -- Mark Recchi became the 177th NHL player to appear in 1,000 regular season games and he had two assists in a 4-4 tie. Adam Oates and Ruslan Fedotenko also had two assists for the Flyers. Jan Hrdina (1-2-3) led Pittsburgh's offense and Alex Kovalev scored twice in the the third period. Kent Manderville, traded from Philly six days prior, scored 10 seconds into the third period for Pittsburgh to narrow the deficit to one goal and then 50 seconds later Kovalev evened the game. Billy Tibbets, who was acquired for Manderville, had an assist and later fought Krzysztof Oliwa. Simon Gagne was one of four Flyers to score and he gave the team a 4-3 lead before Kovalev tied the score again.
  • 2002 -- April 6 -- Adam Oates and Jeremy Roenick each had a goal and an assist in Philly's 3-1 win at home. Roman Cechmanek made 17 stops. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 37-18 including 19-6 in the middle period.
  • 2002 -- November 27 -- John LeClair suffered a dislocated shoulder and missed the next 47 games; he did not return until March 13, 2003. Jean-Sebastien Aubin made 41 saves in Pittsburgh's 7-2 win. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 43-21 including 19-2 in the third period.
  • 2003 -- March 15 -- The Flyers dominated the Penguins 4-1 in Pittsburgh as Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) and Tony Amonte (0-3-3) led the offense. Philly outshot Pittsburgh 34-14 including 26-9 over the last two periods and the Flyers limited the Pens to just one shot in the final period.
  • 2003 -- March 20 -- Brian Boucher made 21 saves and John LeClair (2-1-3) scored twice in a 4-2 home win for the Flyers. Pittsburgh led 2-0 just 4:06 into the game including a goal by Rico Fata at the 13-second mark.
  • 2003 -- March 29 -- Roman Cechmanek made 20 stops and in a 3-0 win. Marty Murray (1-1-2) and Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) led the offense.

  • 2003 -- March 31 -- Roman Cechmanek made 16 saves and Keith Primeau had three points, all in the second period, in the Flyers' 6-1 rout in Pittsburgh.
  • 2003 -- October 11 -- The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the Pens rallied for a 3-3 tie in Philly. Sebastian Caron made 32 saves and Mario Lemieux (1-1-2) ended a personal-record 10-game scoring drought with Pittsburgh's second goal.
  • 2003 -- November 26 -- Sebastian Caron made 38 saves for Pittsburgh while Robert Esche stopped 19 in a game that ended 1-1 in the Igloo. The Flyers dominated the last 25 minutes of the game out-shooting Pittsburgh 20-3.
  • 2003 -- December 3 -- The Flyers won 5-2 in Philadelphia backed by Jeff Hackett's 30 saves. Three Flyers, Radovan Somik, Chris Therien and Eric Weinrich scored their first goals of the season.
  • 2004 -- January 12 -- Pittsburgh won in Philadelphia, 2-1, their first non-shutout win in Philadelphia since a December 17, 1992 OT win. The Penguins had just three wins in their prior 26 trips to Philadelphia and all were via shutout.
  • 2004 -- January 31 -- Robert Esche made 27 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-3 win in Pittsburgh. Patrick Sharp had the go-ahead goal from Radovan Somik and Todd Fedoruk. John LeClair, Michal Handzus and Donald Brashear had two-point efforts for the Flyers.

  • 2004 -- March 14 -- Simon Gagne scored the lone goal in the third period in a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh. Aleksey Morozov scored two second period goals for the Penguins.

2005-09:
  • 2005 -- October 14 -- Mike Rathje scored a PPG 3:17 into OT to lift the Flyers, 6-5. Philly led 5-1 about halfway though the game after Simon Gagne connected with consecutive goals and then Derian Hatcher followed with a SHG. Peter Forsberg (0-4-4) and Gagne (2-2-4, +4, seven shots) each had four points. The Flyers outshot the Penguins 41-20 including 5-0 in OT.

  • 2005 -- November 16 -- Sidney Crosby (2-1-3) scored in the final minute of OT to lift Pittsburgh 3-2 in Philadelphia. The game was scoreless entering the third period. The Pens scored twice in a 56-second span and then Joni Pitkanen scored a pair of PPGs; the score was tied 2-2 before the third period was seven minutes old. The Flyers outshot Pittsburgh 47-29, the Pens' lone OT shot was the goal.
  • 2005 -- November 19 -- The Flyers dominated the third period of a 6-3 win in Pittsburgh. The game was even 3-3 after two periods but Jeff Carter and Michal Handzus scored early third period goals. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) led the scoring.

  • 2005 -- December 23 -- Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble scored within 1:09 in the last five minutes of the third period to spark the Flyers to a 5-4 victory. The Flyers held a 3-0 lead but the Pens scored the next four, including two by Sidney Crosby in the early third.
  • 2006 -- January 21 -- Robert Esche, out with a groin strain since December 15, returned to action and backed the Flyers to a 2-1 win in Pittsburgh. R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter scored on the PP. Joni Pitkanen returned to the lineup for his first game since December 3 (surgery).
  • 2006 -- January 23 -- Mike Knuble broke a tie with 2:05 to play in Philly's 4-2 win at home. Antero Niittymaki made 24 saves.
  • 2006 -- March 12 -- Colby Armstrong scored both goals, off assists from Sidney Crosby, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves in the Penguins' 2-0 win in Pittsburgh.
  • 2006 -- April 11 -- Jeff Carter's tally with 6:32 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win. The Flyers scored three second period goals followed by three Pittsburgh goals, the last two coming in the third period.
  • 2006 -- October 5 -- Pittsburgh won the season opener 4-0 as the Flyers failed on all 10 PP chances. Marc-Andre Fleury set a record for most saves by a goalie in an opening-game shutout. The previous record was 38 by Glenn Hall (Chicago over Boston, 1964) in a 3-0 win.
  • 2006 -- October 28 -- Marc-Andre Fleury (31 saves), Sidney Crosby (3-0-3), Evgeni Malkin (1-2-3) and Maxime Talbot (2-0-2) led the Penguins to an 8-2 victory in Philly. Pittsburgh scored four second period goals.
  • 2006 -- November 13 -- Evgeni Malkin scored with 2:03 to play and Pittsburgh prevailed 3-1 at home. Antero Niittymaki made 36 saves in the loss. The teams went 0-for-12 on the PP.
  • 2006 -- November 20 -- Pittsburgh won 5-3 in Philly led by Ryan Whitney's three points. There were five PPGs in the game. The Pens led 3-0 after one period.
  • 2006 -- December 13 -- Sidney Crosby (1-5-6) and Sergei Gonchar (1-4-5) led Pittsburgh to an 8-4 win. Antero Niittymaki was replaced by Martin Houle after giving up seven goals.
  • 2007 -- January 13 -- Evgeni Malkin (2-1-3) and Michel Oullett (0-3-3) led Pittsburgh to a 5-3 win in Philly in which the Pens held a 39-18 shot advantage.
  • 2007 -- February 8 -- Sidney Crosby scored the lone goal in the shootout in Pittsburgh's 6-5 win. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) scored the last two goals of the game to send the game into OT. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (0-3-3) also had three points.
  • 2007 -- March 4 -- Pittsburgh won at home 4-3 in a shootout (won by the Pens 2-0). Philly led 2-0 in the second period but Erilk Christensen scored twice in regulation, including the tying goal with 5:15 to play, and also the first of two goals (Sidney Crosby scored the other) in the shootout. Gary Roberts had three points.
  • 2007 -- November 7 -- The Flyers led 2-0 at the 5:33 mark and won 3-1 in the Igloo. Philly was 7-for-7 on the PK. Simon Gagne (dizziness/concussion) was injured by a Gary Roberts check and missed the next 26 games. The Pens won the previous eight regular season games in this series.
  • 2007 -- November 10 -- Martin Biron made 29 saves and the Flyers converted four of seven PP opportunities in a 5-2 home win. Kimmo Timonen had four (1-3-4) points. Danny Briere (1-2-3) and Mike Richards (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers led 3-0 but Sergei Gonchar scored with one second to play in the middle period to bring the Pens to within 3-2.
  • 2007 -- December 11 -- Joffrey Lupul (3-3-6) and R.J. Umberger (3-2-5) both had hat tricks for the Flyers in an 8-2 home win. Lupul had the most points in a game for a Flyers' player since Eric Lindros had six in March 1997. It was the first time two Flyers' players had hat tricks in the same game since 1986. Philly went 4-for-13 on the PP.
  • 2008 -- January 24 -- Mike Knuble's goal lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win, the third of three goals scored in a span of 92 seconds in the early third period. Jim Vandermeer scored a PPG 3:53 into the final period but Whitney tied the game on a SHG 58 seconds later. Both goals were scored while Georges Laraque was serving a 5-minute major (and a game misconduct) after he drilled Steve Downie from behind head first into the board in the final 10 seconds of the second period. Afterwards Laraque said “Obviously, he wasn't hurt. He got up and smiled and laughed and fought in the third. He did a great job of milking it, and it worked.” Downie also was ejected from the game, nine seconds after Knuble's eventual GWG, for fighting with Ryan Stone. The teams alternated seven goals. R.J. Umberger had three points.
  • 2008 -- February 10 -- Pittsburgh won 4-3 at home on Evgeni Malkin's four points. Simon Gagne played in his 15th straight game after missing the previous 26 but missed much of this contest with a concussion; he did not play in the final 27 regular season games and missed all 16 PO games.
  • 2008 -- March 16 -- The Pens won 7-1 at home sending the Flyers to their 16th loss in the last 21 games. Afterwards, the Flyers won seven of the next nine as the regular season finished. Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora (both 2-2-4) had four-point games and Marian Hossa scored his first goal as a Penguin.
  • 2008 -- April 2 -- Pittsburgh won 4-2 at home as Sidney Crosby (2 goals) and Sergei Gonchar each had three points. All four Penguins' goals came via the PP.
  • 2008 -- April 6 -- In the regular season finale, the Flyers won 2-0 in a victory that helped elevate them to a sixth seed while the Penguins settled for second in the East. Martin Biron stopped all 20 shots. Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble each had two points. Sidney Crosby was scratched.
  • 2008 -- May 9 -- In Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens won 4-2. Evgeni Malkin (2-1-3) scored two goals five minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a two-goal lead, the first coming with seven seconds left in the first and the latter coming on a SHG in the second period. Mike Richards scored twice in a span of 4:20 to put Philly up 2-1, both assisted by R.J. Umberger. The Flyers held a 28-21 shots advantage.

  • 2008 -- May 11 -- In Game Two of the Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens won 4-2. Max Talbot scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period. Sergei Goinchar had three assists. Martin Biron made 34 saves and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30. The Penguins held a 38-32 shots advantage. Jeff Carter had a game-high 8 shots. Derian Hatcher played a game high 28:31. Mike Richards' SHG tied the game 2-2 in the last minute of the second period. Braydon Coburn was hit by a deflected puck and suffered a nasty injury to his left eye -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzmIQ5Z1tH0 ). Scottie Upshall and Tyler Kennedy fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tsWGXNfeck
  • 2008 -- May 13 -- In Game Three of the Conference Finals in Philly, the Pens won 4-1 led by Marian Hossa's two goals (including an ENG). It was 2-1 after one period and stayed that way until the middle of the third period. Pittsburgh outshot Philly 25-18. The Penguins became the fifth team in NHL history to start the post-season with an 11-1 record.
  • 2008 -- May 15 -- In Game Four of the Conference Finals in Philly, the Flyers won 4-2 led by Joiffrey Lupul's two goals (including an ENG). The Flyers led 3-0 in the first. Jordan Staal scored consecutive goals in the third to narrow the score to 3-2. Scott Hartnell had three assists. Lupul had a game-high seven shots. There were a few altercations in the game's final moments. Scottie Upshall’s hit of Jordan Staal sparked a fight between Derian Hatcher and Ryan Malone. On the ensuing faceoff, Mike Richards and Sidney Crosby traded slashes and were tossed.
  • 2008 -- May 18 -- In Game Five of the Conference Finals in Pittsburgh, the Pens advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 6-0 win. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 21 shots, Marian Hossa had four points (1-3-4) and Ryan Malone (2-1-3) had two goals and seven shots. Philadelphia's All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who missed the first four games of the series with a blood clot on his left ankle, returned to the lineup.
  • 2008 -- October 14 -- Pascal Dupuis scored with 10.8 seconds left in overtime and the Penguins won 3-2 in Pittsburgh. The game was scoreless through the first 34+ minutes but then the Penguins scored twice in 32 seconds. The Flyers rallied for a pair of goals within 21 seconds in the last minute of the middle period to draw even.
  • 2008 -- November 13 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead but lost in a 6-round shootout, 5-4. Alex Goligoski scored the only goal in the shootout. Sidney Crosby tied it with 2:23 left in the third period with his second goal. Simon Gagne scored two SHGs during the four-goal second period that put the Flyers up 4-3. He became the third Flyers' player to score two SHGs in one period of a regular season game, joining Brian Propp (1985) and Bill Barber (1978). Kimmo Timonen played over 30 minutes.
  • 2008 -- December 13 -- The Flyers won 6-3 at home as six players had multi-point games led by Kimmo Timonen (0-4-4), Jeff Carter (1-2-3), Mike Richards (1-2-3) and Mike Knuble (2-0-2). The Flyers held a 5-1 lead midway through the third period.
  • 2009 -- January 13 -- Pittsburgh's 4-2 road win was just the second victory in nine games for the Penguins and ended the Flyers' eight-game home winning streak. Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves.
  • 2009 -- February 21 -- Sidney Crosby (2-2-4) scored the GWG with 2:45 to play in Pittsburgh's 5-4 win in Philly. Martin Biron said "I made a bad play and it ends up in the net" regarding the winning goal. Ruslan Fedotenko (2-1-3) and Pascal Dupuis (0-3-3) added to the offense. Mike Richards (1-2-3) scored his team-record tying seventh SHG and became the first Flyer to score a SHG in three straight games (first in NHL since Joe Sakic in 1998). The Flyers set an all-time home attendance record with 19,992.
  • 2009 -- March 22, 2009 -- Simon Gagne and Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) scored PPGs that gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead and Martin Biron made 27 saves in the Flyers 3-1 road win. Kris Letang scored a PPG midway in the final period. Darroll Powe added an ENG. Pittsburgh had 11 giveaways to one for the Flyers. The Penguins had won eight in a row, including playoffs, in the series at home.

2008-09 FLYERS-PENGUINS' RESULTS:
  • October 14 -- Flyers 2 @ Penguins 3 (OT)
  • November 13 -- Flyers 4 @ Penguins 5 (SO)
  • December 13 -- Penguins 3 @ Flyers 6
  • January 13 -- Penguins 4 @ Flyers 2
  • February 21 -- Penguins 5 @ Flyers 4
  • March 22 -- Flyers 3 @ Penguins 1

FLYERS' FIRST-ROUND SCHEDULE:
All Times are PM and Eastern Time
  1. April 15 -- Flyers 1 @ Penguins 4 -- http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?gameN...9&service=page
  2. April 17 -- Flyers 2 @ Penguins 3 (OT) -- http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?gameN...9&service=page
  3. April 19 -- Penguins 3 at Flyers 6 -- http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?gameN...9&service=page
  4. April 21 -- Penguins 3 @ Flyers 1 -- http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?gameN...9&service=page
  5. GAME 5: @Pittsburgh, Thu. 4/23, 7 p.m. -- CBC, RDS, VERSUS (HD), CSN-PH (HD), FSN-P (HD)
  6. *GAME 6: @Philadelphia, Sat. 4/25, 3 p.m. -- CBC, RDS, NBC (HD)
  7. *GAME 7: @Pittsburgh, Mon. 4/27, TBD -- CBC, VERSUS (HD), FSN-P (HD), CSN-PH (HD)

THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY:
  • 1950 -- Reggie Leach was born. Happy 59th birthday.
  • 1974 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Ross Lonsberry (2-2-4) had three third period points to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 win. Just 19 seconds into the opening period, Bob Kelly belted Jerry Butler in a fight; Butler was injured and never returned. Bobby Clarke gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. With about two minutes left in the first, Jimmy Watson bloodied Pete Stemkowski in a fight. There were 40 PIMs called in the first period. In the second period, Ed Van Impe scored a disputed goal, which infuriated Eddie Giacomin who slammed his stick against the glass near the neutral goal judge (from St. Louis); Emile Francis switched to Gilles Villemure for 22 seconds to settle Giacomin. In the third, Brad Park's PPG, 16 seconds after Ross Lonsberry's SHG breakaway made it 3-1, got NY to within one goal. Eight minutes later, Rick MacLeish made it 4-2.
  • 1985 -- In Game 3, Pelle Lindbergh made 36 saves, including a staggering 25 stops in the second period, in the 5-3 win at NY. The Islanders' 27 shots set a team-record and also tied for the most ever against the Flyers in a PO period. A key moment in the game was when Brian Propp, while on the PK, stripped Clark Gillies of the puck and drilled a 15-footer past Billy Smith to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead in the middle period; the Islanders did score 31 seconds later while on the same PP. After the game, Islanders' forward Bob Bourne said "I have never seen a team play with so much confidence, not even the great Montreal teams."
  • 1989 -- See above, against Pittsburgh.
  • 1996 -- In Game 4 in St. Petersburg, in one of the most dramatic events in team history, John LeClair, who missed most of Game 2 and all of Game 3 with a sprained ankle, flew to Florida to join his team and then scored two PPGs in an important 4-1 road win. The game was played in front of the NHL's largest crowd ever (since broken) 28,183 in the Thunderdome.
  • 1997 -- See above, against Pittsburgh.

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Oh right...we have a game tonight.

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I said pens in 5, and I stand by it.

Was a nice season, but just ugly towards the end there.

Glad I'll be at work for this one.

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You know I'm trying to keep my head up but this sucks. A season is over, now I have to wait till July till we hear anything hockey. But Go Flyers! It was a fun season. I still think we have the same problems as we did at the end of last season. ****** D. Coach is still here and still sucks. But hey! lets see what goes down this off season! Oh yeah and we still don't have a legit #1 goaltender.

Thanks MSE for another wonderful season of GDT's. These are the best of any other teams.


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the flyers have proven they can outplay the penguins.

we just need a sound hockey game, little to no mistakes.

I am calling a flyers win.

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the flyers have proven they can outplay the penguins.

we just need a sound hockey game, little to no mistakes.

I am calling a flyers win.
What the Flyers have to do is play a full 60 minutes and leave it all out on the ice. Eventually the bounces have to go our way. I sure hope your prediction is right because, I am not done watching Flyers Hockey yet!!

ANd whats up with all the non-believers around here. It makes me sick I am a Flyer fan until the final buzzer and all you people not even giving them the slightest benefit of the doubt why dont you beat it and go watch baseball or basketball or something. It aint over till the fat lady sings

LET'S GOOOOOO FLYERS!!!!!!!

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Well we know what we have to do. Win or go golfing. If we play like we did in game 4, we will win in game 5. No way MAF plays that well again.


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I'm kind of torn on what to do tomorrow. I've already missed watching 2 of the 4 playoff games and I have to choose between going to a meeting that may help give me material for a final assignment or I could watch the game- argh.

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Do or die time.

First win of three in a row, GO FLYERSS!

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Game 4 -- Thursday, April 23, 2009 at Pittsburgh, PA

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Go flyers!!

If they play the same way they did last game for the rest of the series, they can do it, its possible.

The way i see it, this game is do or die (obviously). Win, and its back to the Wach with the fans behind them to force a game 7. And if they get to that, anything can happen.


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It's time to ****ing destroy the pens. Bring it back home.

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MSE, No Rush today? Whenever Rush is in the GDT I feel like they win.

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This has to go seven. I'd be happy if we got to a game seven, even if we lost it.

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Great GDT!

Well, having a Flyers game to watch is better than no Flyers game. And, what the hell, they won three and four in a row in last year's playoff. So, one more time for hope, Let's go Flyers!

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