FLYERS vs. SHARKS' SERIES' HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record in the regular season is 13-10-4-2.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record at home is 6-5-2-1, last winning Dec. 21, 2000.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record away is 7-5-2-1, last winning Nov. 5, 1999.
The Flyers currently have a winless skid of eleven games (0-7-2-2) in this series.
1991 -- October 31 -- The teams met for the first time and the Flyers handed San Jose an eleventh straight loss, 5-2 in Philadelphia. Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) and Mike Ricci (1-2-3) led the offense. Tocchet picked up an extra minor in a fight with Neil Wilkinson late in the game but Ricci netted a SHG with Ron Hextall picking up an assist. Hextall made 25 saves, including 15-for-15 in the last period, in his return after serving a 6-game suspension for a slash during the pre-season. Tocchet had the first goal scored in this series while Link Gaetz had the first Sharks' goal against the Flyers.
1992 -- January 3 -- Dale Craigwell snapped a 1-1 third period tie in the Sharks' 3-1 home victory played at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The PPG came on a 5-minute major to Rod Brind'Amour who was ejected for high-sticking. Kelly Kisio added an ENG. Goalies: Ron Hextall vs. Jeff Hackett.
1992 -- March 1 -- Mark Freer scored in the first period and Ron Hextall stopped 30 shots in a 1-0 Flyers' shutout victory in the Cow Palace. Jeff Hackett made 32 saves for the Sharks. The Flyers had eleven shots in each period.
1992 -- December 30 -- Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) and Tommy Soderstrom (33 saves) led the Flyers to a 6-2 road win. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 11,089 in the Cow Palace. Sharks' rookie Rob Gaudreau was held scoreless for the first time in his career, ending his 12-game point streak.
1994 -- February 3 -- Sergei Makarov's goal, off a feed from Igor Larionov, gave San Jose a 3-2 OT win in Philly. It was the only shot of the extra session. The Flyers dropped their fifth straight game. Former Flyer Vyatcheslav Butsayev committed a penalty on his first shift with San Jose leading to a Flyers' PPG. Philly upped the lead to 2-0 after one period and maintained that margin until Pat Falloon and Rob Gaudreau evened the game in the second period. Arturs Irbe made 32 saves for the Sharks.
1994 -- February 15 -- Mikael Renberg (3-1-4) recorded a third period natural hat trick and the Flyers rallied for a 6-4 win in the team's first visit to San Jose Arena. It was the seventh time in Flyers' history a player scored three times in one regular season period. Eric Lindros had three (1-2-3) points and Bob Wilkie had two of his four Flyers' career points in this game. Dominic Roussel played 35:40 and was 19-for-19 in relief of Tommy Soderstrom who surrendered four goals on nine shots and was replaced early in the second period. Philly scored six times on 19 shots off Arturs Irbe. The teams combined to go 0-for-17 on the PP including San Jose's failing on 10 opportunities. The Sharks led 2-0 2:40 into the game but Mark Recchi scored his 30th goal 1:17 later and the Flyers pulled ahead by the break, 3-2. Pat Falloon put the Sharks ahead 4-3 early in the second period. Then Renberg took charge in the third period, scoring at 2:43, 9:19 and 14:10.
1995 -- November 16 -- Pat Falloon was traded to Philadelphia by San Jose for Martin Spanhel, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Buffalo - later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) in 1996 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Mike Martone), in 1996 Entry Draft.
1996 -- January 3 -- Ron Hextall stopped 30 shots in a 3-1 win played in San Jose. Yanick Dupre, in his fourth NHL game, scored the first of two goals in his 35-game NHL career; he passed away in 1997 with leukemia. Aris Brimanis, in his eighth NHL game, picked up his first point. San Jose outshot Philly 31-19. The lone Sharks' goal was a PPG by Marcus Ragnarsson.
1996 -- March 17 -- The Flyers were a perfect 3-for-3 on the PP, including two goals from ex-Shark Pat Falloon, John LeClair had a hat trick and Eric Lindros added four assists in an 8-2 home win. LeClair recorded his third career hat trick and second with Philadelphia. The Flyers got key contributions from LeClair (3-1-4), Lindros (0-4-4), Falloon (2-0-2), Joel Otto (1-2-3) and Dale Hawerchuk (1-2-3). Hawerchuk's points were his first with the Flyers, in his second game. Goalie Geoff Sarjeant gave up eight goals on 24 shots. "You want to prove to the team, that traded you that you can still play," Falloon said. "Any player will tell you that and it's no different with me. I had chances to get that third goal and I hit the post a couple of times. It's something that will haunt me for a while, but it was 7-2 or 8-2 at the time, so I don't feel too bad about it."
1996 -- November 16 -- Greg Hawgood's PPG with 2:37 to play gave San Jose a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers carried a 2-0 lead into the final period but Jeff Friesan scored at the 9:42 mark to cut the Flyers lead in half. The tying goal came with Daniel Lacroix in the box for high-sticking Owen Nolan. John LeClair scored twice in the first to give Philly a 2-0 lead. The Flyers held a 25-15 shots advantage over the first two periods but the Sharks held a 16-10 edge the rest of the game including 5-1 in OT. Scott Daniels and Marty McSorley fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V1jc3cD24Q .
1997 -- January 2 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and the Flyers beat nemesis (just seven wins in 30 meetings) Chris Terreri, 4-1 in San Jose. Daniel Lacroix and Eric Lindros gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the first period. The sizzling Flyers increased their unbeaten streak to 15 games (13-0-2) including a 9-0-1 run for Hextall. Lindros (11-12-23) and linemate John LeClair (12-10-22) continued their strong offense during the streak, too, with a point each.
1997 -- October 13 -- Garth Snow was fabulous with 43 saves and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) scored the GWG on a 2-on-1 break with the first shot in OT to lift Philly 3-2 in San Jose. Snow was at his best when he made 24 saves on 25 shots in the second period. Said Sharks' coach Darryl Sutter "I'm really disappointed that we lost, but not in the way we played. We had great opportunities but we couldn't put the puck past Snow." Said Flyers' head coach Wayne Cashman "Our goaltending is the reason we won. It was as good of display as I've ever seen." Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) tied the game with 2:55 to play. The Sharks held a 45-24 shots advantage. Shawn Burr scored both San Jose goals (he had six in 60 regular season games in his Sharks' career) but he suffered a torn ACL in right knee after colliding with John LeClair and the injury required reconstructive surgery (he did not return until January 21, 1998).
1997 -- November 20 -- San Jose beat the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia as Mike Vernon had 28 saves and improved his record to 18-5-3 against the Flyers (regular season and POs combined). The Sharks had just 12 shots on goal and were outshot 10-1 in the third period. Eric Lindros, who earlier fought Todd Gill, scuffled with Marty McSorley in an altercation which led to an investigation by the NHL to determine if Lindros bit McSorley on the cheek and face. The NHL reviewed video and denied the claim. Said Lindros "I didn't bite Marty. What's been talked about is just inaccurate reporting. It's unfortunate. The bottom line is it didn't occur.'' McSorley said ``He didn't bite me -- whether he tried, I can't answer that. The only problem I have is he whacked me across the face with his stick. He's a tough kid. . . . he doesn't need to do that.'' Darryl Sutter, San Jose's head coach, said " Everyone was overreacting big-time. I didn't see anything. They're reacting to the cut, which was from the stick, not anything else. I didn't know anything about it until I went to bed and watched ESPN. On our team, it's not an issue.''
1998 -- October 20 -- The Flyers dominated the third period (14-3 in shots, 2-0 in goals) en route to a 3-1 home victory. Colin Forbes scored the game-winner and Eric Lindros added an insurance tally in the final period. Lindros and Rod Brind'Amour each had a goal and an assist as Brind'Amour replaced Mike Maneluk on the reformed Legion of Doom Line. Mike Vernon finished with 34 saves.
1998 -- December 28 -- Eric Lindros and Joe Murphy swapped second period goals and each team had 23 shots in a 1-1 tie at San Jose. Lindros' goal was on the PP and it snapped a streak of 31 straight kills by the Sharks. San Jose goalie Mike Vernon excelled in OT when the Flyers had a 6-1 shots advantage. The Sharks nearly won on a PP in OT when Bill Houlder's one-timer dinged the crossbar with three seconds remaining.
1999 -- November 5 -- The Flyers recorded a 3-1 win in San Jose. Philly out-shot San Jose 32-16. Alex Korolyuk spoiled a JVB shutout bid with 1:26 remaining. John LeClair (1-0-1), Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and Daymond Langkow (0-2-2) scored while Mark Recchi added two assists. Afterwards, San Jose coach Darryl Sutter questioned the effort of his best players. "I guess I'm disappointed that our best players didn't play very well tonight. We've seen it on three or four occasions against the top clubs, which tells us we have players who have some work to do against the team's top players" to which Jeff Friesen replied "I was ready to play. I felt good. I'll look at the tape and see what I could have done better. I was on the ice for two goals and I've just got to take the blame and move on. That's part of the game."
1999 -- November 13 -- Mikael Renberg's PPG with 4:23 remaining in the second period gave the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Daymond Langkow and John LeClair also scored. LeClair's goal was his 291st as a Flyer which put him in eighth place on team's all-time goals list. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 10:42 mark but were tied by the Sharks when Jeff Friesen scored a SHG 4:35 in the second period. JVB made 18 saves. The Flyers extended a recent run to 10-2-1 in their last 13 games after stating the season 0-5-1.
2000 -- December 21 -- The Flyers went 3-for-4 on the PP and Rick Tocchet accounted for two of those goals in a 4-3 home win. Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) had three points and Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves. Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks including a spectacular solo effort goal. San Jose's five-game winning streak was snapped. Evgeni Nabokov was replaced early in the second period, down 3-1, by Steve Shields who stopped all but one of 24 shots. Bill Barber began his coaching career with a 3-0-3 record, the best start for any Flyers' coach. Chris McAllister and Shawn Thornton had a spirited fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiK-3mEbe08
2002 -- January 2 -- San Jose scored three third period goals and won 5-2 in the newly named Compaq Center. The game was even 2-2 after 40 minutes until Gary Suter snapped the tie in the early third period. The Sharks held a 36-24 shots advantage, including 12-4 in the final period. Bryan Marchment leveled Donald Brashear with an open ice hit and the two later fought. Marchment, who also lost a fight to Todd Fedoruk, was named the game's top star.
2002 -- November 21 -- Jeremy Roenick's PPG with 7:29 to play gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Philly. It was their fourth tie in their last five games. Roenick's PPG snapped an 0-for-32 skid with the man advantage for the Flyers. Robert Esche, 27 saves, was brilliant throughout the game and twice stopped Teemu Selanne on breakaways. Afterwards, Selanne said "I think last year I missed two breakaways all season.'' One of his breakaways came on a 2-on-0 moments after Selanne gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Chris Therien suffered a back injury and missed the next six games.
2002 -- December 6 -- Marcus Ragnarsson was acquired from San Jose for Dan McGillis.
2002 -- December 30 -- Jonathan Cheechoo scored in the third period and the Sharks won 2-1 in the HP Pavilion at San Jose. Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves in the win. John LeClair and Simon Gagne did not play due to injuries.
2003 -- October 16 -- Jeff Hackett (27 saves) and Evgeni Nabokov (26 saves) dueled to a scoreless tie in the HP Pavilion. It was Hackett's second shutout in his first three starts for his Flyers. The shutout was Hackett's 25th of his career, the 18th for Nabokov. Each team failed to score on lengthy 5-on-3's. In OT, the Sharks nearly scored but a goal judge reviewed and rejected the possible goal.
2004 -- February 16 -- Scott Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo each had three points in San Jose's 5-2 win in Philly. The Sharks took just 20 shots, one game after taking a club-record 50 shots in a 2-1 OT win at Columbus. Jeremy Roenick and Keith Primeau were out of the Flyers' lineup. Only five minors were called in the game for a total of 10 PIMs.
2006 -- November 18 -- The Sharks scored three goals in the first and second periods and won 6-1 at home. SJ held a 25-18 shots advantage. Twelve Sharks registered points and no player getting more than two points. Robert Esche was replaced midway in the contest after surrendering six goals on 18 shots. The Sharks' Mark Bell fought ben Eager and Boyd Kane in two separate battles.
2008 -- February 21 -- San Jose recorded a 3-1 win in Philly. Mike Knuble scored with six seconds left in the second period but Milan Michalek and Doug Murray scored 42 seconds apart in the third period to negate any momentum. The Flyers lost for the ninth straight time (0-8-1) and also extended their skid in this series to seven game (0-5-2). The Flyers honored Sharks' center Jeremy Roenick for his 500th career goal (against Phoenix, third American to score that total joining Mike Modano and Joey Mullen). Philly's GM Paul Holmgren presented him with a Tiffany crystal. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbTcX1Qx2oE
2008 -- October 18 -- The Sharks rallied from a 2-goal deficit to win 5-4 (OT) in San Jose on a goal by Dan Boyle. The entertaining game was sent to an extra period when Devin Setoguchi evened the score 4-4 with 4:44 to play in regulation. The Flyers took a 4-3 lead when Daniel Briere (2-0-2) scored on a breakaway with 8:49 remaining. San Jose outshot Philly 44-17 but goaltender Antero Niittymaki recorded second star honors with his brilliant play including a tremendous glove save late in the third period with the score tied 4-4 which led Sharks' PxP man Dan Rusanowsky to say "Niittymaki, you're a thief!" in appreciation. The Flyers led 3-1 when Jeff Carter (1-1-2) scored a SHG 6:48 into the middle period, 21 seconds into a minor penalty on Luca Sbisa and 1:41 after the Flyers killed a two-minute 5-on-3 disadvantage. The Sharks went 1-for-7 on the PP, while Philly was 0-for-2. Riley Cote fought Jody Shelley -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krQxOEY2DtA Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBT7DL9lUCM&feature=fvw
2008 -- October 22 -- San Jose won the shootout round 2-0 en route to a 7-6 win in Philly. Joe Pavelski and Jeremy Roenick scored in the extra session. Patrick Marleau (2-2-4) had a game-high four points. Evgeni Nabokov surrendered six goals on 29 shots but stopped both shootout attempts for the win. San Jose led 4-3 after a wild first period which led to the removal of Antero Niittymaki (11 saves, 15 shots) for Martin Biron (18 saves, 20 shots). Joffrey Lupul (2-0-2), Scott Hartnell (0-3-3) and Kimmo Timonen (+4) led the Flyers. The Sharks went up 6-4 in the opening minute of the third period but Lupul scored 17 seconds later, then Briere's PPG tied the game with 65 seconds remaining. Philly started the season with an 0-3-3 record. Pre-game ceremony honoring Jeremy Roenick for scoring 500 NHL goals -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIO85Lu0lg Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMvkVEeAA_Q
2009 -- March 6 -- Philadelphia voided the trade for Kyle McLaren, made two days earlier, sending the defenseman back to the Sharks after he failed a physical. San Jose traded the 12-year NHL veteran to Philadelphia for a sixth-round pick in the 2009 draft. McLaren suffered a hand injury while fighting December 10 in an AHL game. "Kyle has been very professional about his situation this season. From the beginning of the year, we made a commitment to Kyle to find an opportunity for him to play in the National Hockey League. Unfortunately, this deal didn't work out, but Kyle will return to the organization and work towards the full recovery of his hand," said San Jose GM Doug Wilson.
2009 -- October 25 -- Manny Malhotra scored his first two goals of the season and Thomas Greiss made 37 saves in the Sharks' 4-1 win in Philly. The game was tied 1-1 after the first until Malhotra scored twice in the second period. Malhotra and Joe Thornton combined to win 27 of 36 (.750) faceoffs. Brian Boucher played his first regular season game for the Flyers since the 2001-02 season. "There are a lot of reasons why this game would have been nice to win. But it didn't work out that way. But this was a starting point," said Boucher.
2009 -- November 20 -- Dany Heatley (3-0-3) and Joe Thornton (0-4-4) combined for seven points and Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves in San Jose's 6-3 home win. The game was tied 2-2 until Patrick Marleau scored with five seconds left in the second period. The Sharks scored three times in the third period. Daniel Carcillo fought Frazer McLaren and Jeff Carter and Marc Edouard Vlasic picked up fighting majors. Claude Giroux (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVITMlchlg
2010 -- December 8 -- at Philadelphia 7:00 PM (ET)
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: All Times are Eastern Time.
Site and Opponent
A - Phoenix
A - Colorado
CSN-PH (HD) and ALT (HD)
A - NY Islanders
CSN-PH (HD) and MSG PLUS (HD)
H - Buffalo
MSG-B and CSN-PH (HD)
A - Atlanta
H - Vancouver
PPV (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
H - Washington
CSN-DC (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
A - Montreal
RDS (HD), TCN-PH
H - NY Islanders
VERSUS (HD), TSN2 (HD)
GDT MUSIC: "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin "On we sweep with threshing oar, our only goal will be the western shore."
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 09-10-2010 at 02:58 PM.
Get some payback from the loss to them earlier in the season. They're obviously an elite team, so I win against them would be pretty sweet. I don't understand, is Emery starting? I thought they would have started Emery against the Kings and have Boucher against his former team? Unless Boosh is getting 2 straight starts.
Dumb question, but wasn't Greiss born in Füssen? He did play for the Kölner Haie (Cologne Sharks) though, which is quite funny considering he moved on to play for the San Jose Sharks by way of their farm team Worchester Sharks
Also totally forgot about the McLaren trade that fell through.