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#26: Capitals at Flyers - December 5, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (13-11-1, 8-5-1 at home) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (17-5-6, 8-3-3 away)


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Hartnell Richards Briere
Van Riemsdyk Giroux Carter
Carcillo Pyorala Asham
Nodl Kalinski Laperriere

Pairing Pairing
Carle Pronger
Coburn Timonen
Parent Bartulis

Probable Starter Probable Backup
Emery Boucher

PlayerReason Status
Betts separated right shoulder out 4-to-6 weeks from Nov. 21
Cote healthy is available
Gagne two small hernias in his right groin could return late December
Powe hand, wrist out 4-to-6 weeks from Nov. 21
Timonen broke toe, bad back is expected to play
Tollefson healthy is available

45 ASHAM, Arron 5'11' 205 Right Portage-La-Prairie, Manitoba 4/13/78
11 BETTS, Blair6'3" 210 Left Edmonton, Alberta 2/16/80
48 BRIERE, Danny 5'10'' 179 Right Gatineau, Quebec 10/6/77
13 CARCILLO, Dan 6'0'' 205 Left King City, Ontario 1/28/85
17 CARTER, Jeff 6'3'' 200 Right London, Ontario 1/1/85
32 COTE, Riley 6'2'' 220 Left Winnipeg, Manitoba 3/16/82
12 GAGNE, Simon 6'0'' 195 Left Ste. Foy, Quebec 2/29/80
28 GIROUX, Claude 5'11'' 172 Right Hearst, Ontario 1/12/88
19 HARTNELL, Scott 6'2'' 210 Left Regina, Saskatchewan 4/18/82
37 KALINSKI, Jonathon 6' 1" 180 Left Bonnyville, AB 05/25/87
14 LAPERRIERE, Ian 6'1'' 200 Right Montreal, Quebec 1/19/74
15 NODL, Andreas 6' 1" 196Left Vienna, AUT 2/28/87
36 POWE, Darroll 5'11'' 212 Left Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 6/22/85
27 PYORALA, Mika 5'11'' 169 Left Oulu, Finland 7/13/81
18 RICHARDS, Mike 5'11'' 195 Left Kenora, Ontario 2/11/85
21 van RIEMSDYK, James 6'3'' 205 Left Middletown, New Jersey 5/4/89

3 BARTULIS, Oskars 6'2" 184 Left Ogre, Latvia 1/21/87
25 CARLE, Matt 6'0'' 205 Left Anchorage, Alaska 9/25/84
5 COBURN, Braydon 6'5'' 220 Left Calgary, Alberta 2/27/85
77 PARENT, Ryan 6'3'' 183 Left Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 3/17/87
20 PRONGER, Chris 6'6'' 214 Left Dryden, Ontario 10/10/74
44 TIMONEN, Kimmo 5'10'' 194 Left Kuopio, Finland 3/18/75
55 TOLLEFSEN, Ole-Kristian 6'2'' 211 Left Oslo, Norway 3/29/84

33 BOUCHER, Brian 6'2'' 200 Left Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1/2/77
29 EMERY, Ray 6'2'' 196 Left Hamilton, Ontario 9/28/82


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Laich Backstrom Semin
Fleischmann Morrison Fehr
Giroux Perreault Clark
Sloan SteckelBradley

Pairing Pairing

Possible Starter Possible Backup
Theodore Varlamov

Player Reason Status
Boyd Gordon back is on IR
Mike Knuble finger could return December 9
Quintin Laing jaw is on IR
Shaone Morrisonn concussion is not expected to play
Alex Ovechkin suspension is out until Monday
Tom Poti chest could return tonight

# Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Birthplace
19 Nicklas Backstrom 6' 1" 210 Nov 23, 1987 Gavle, SWE
10 Matt Bradley 6' 3" 201 Jun 13, 1978 Stittsville, ON, CAN
17 Chris Clark "C" 6' 0" 198 Mar 8, 1976 South Windsor, CT, USA
16 Eric Fehr 6' 4" 212 Sep 7, 1985 Winkler, MB, CAN
14 Tomas Fleischmann 6' 1" 192 May 16, 1984 Koprivnice, CZE
33 Alexandre Giroux 6' 3" 202 Jun 16, 1981 Quebec City, QC, CAN
15 Boyd Gordon 6' 1" 200 Oct 19, 1983 Unity, SK, CAN
22 Mike Knuble "A" 6' 3" 223 Jul 4, 1972 Toronto, ON, CAN
21 Brooks Laich 6' 2" 200 Jun 23, 1983 Wawota, SK, CAN
53 Quintin Laing 6' 3" 193 Jun 8, 1979 Harris, SK, CAN
9 Brendan Morrison 5' 11" 185 Aug 15, 1975 Pitt Meadows, BC, CAN
8 Alex Ovechkin "A" 6' 2" 233 Sep 17, 1985 Moscow, RUS
85 Mathieu Perreault 5' 10" 174 Jan 5, 1988 Drummondville, QC, CAN
28 Alexander Semin 6' 2" 208 Mar 3, 1984 Krasnojarsk, RUS
39 David Steckel 6' 5" 217 Mar 15, 1982 Milwaukee, WI, USA

#Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Birthplace
27 Karl Alzner 6' 3" 206 Sep 24, 1988 Burnaby, BC, CAN
4 John Erskine 6' 4" 220 Jun 26, 1980 Kingston, ON, CAN
52 Mike Green 6' 1" 204 Oct 12, 1985 Calgary, AB, CAN
23 Milan Jurcina 6' 4" 236 Jun 7, 1983 Liptovsky, SVK
26 Shaone Morrisonn 6' 4" 217 Dec 23, 1982 Vancouver, BC, CAN
2 Brian Pothier 6' 0" 204 Apr 15, 1977 New Bedford, MA, USA
3 Tom Poti "A" 6' 3" 197 Mar 22, 1977 Worcester, MA, USA
55 Jeff Schultz 6' 6" 230 Feb 25, 1986 Calgary, AB, CAN
89 Tyler Sloan 6' 4" 204 Mar 15, 1981 Calgary, AB, CAN

#Name Height Weight Date Of Birth Birthplace
60 Jose Theodore 5' 11" 185 Sep 13, 1976 Laval, QC, CAN
40 Semyon Varlamov 6' 2" 209 Apr 27, 1988 Samara, RUS

Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL record is: 95-62-19-4.
  • The Flyers' all-time home record is 56-27-6-1
  • The Flyers' all-time road record is 39-35-13-3.
  • In 23 PO games, the Flyers are 11-12 including 6-4 at home and 5-8 away. The Caps won series in 1984 and 1988 while the Flyers won in 1989 and 2008.

  • November 9, 1974 -- In the first meeting between the teams, Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Tom Bladon each had three points in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Orest Kindrachuk scored the first successful penalty shot in team history. The first goal in this series was by the Capitals' Bill Mikkelson who scored just four goals in his NHL career. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves in a loss. Bob Kelly and Don Saleski each returned to the lineup after serving six-game suspensions for their part in a brawl against the California Golden Seals; both picked up minors in the first 5:06 of this game.
  • December 26, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and led the Flyers to a 4-1 win, the first meeting between these squads at Washington. Reggie Leach had two points including a goal 12 seconds into the opening period, the fastest opening goal in team-history (since broken). Bernie Parent made 19 saves.
  • January 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent had the shutout and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 4-0 home win. Veteran Ted Harris snapped a scoreless tie in the second period, in what would be the only goal in his Flyers' career and the last goal of his NHL career. Philly outshot Washington 11-1 in the third period and 40-20 in the game.
  • March 18, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish (3-2-5) recorded his fifth NHL hat trick and led the Flyers to a 7-2 victory at Washington. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), who recorded his 100th point of the season, and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) each had three points. Bob Kelly was ejected in the first period. Dave Schultz fought Nelson Pyatt and then Yvon Labre at different points in the opening period. The Flyers established a League-record with 1,769 PIMs in a season.
  • June 4, 1975 -- Bill Clement, Don McLean and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Alex Forsyth) in the 1975 Amateur Draft were traded to the Capitals for Washington's 1st round choice -- the first overall pick in the Draft -- which the Flyers used to select Mel Bridgman.
  • October 9, 1975 -- In the season opener, Reggie Leach scored the tie-breaker with 1:59 to play in the Flyers' 5-4 win. Michel Belhumeur made 45 saves for Washington. The Caps scored twice in the last five minutes of the third period to rally from a 4-2 deficit and tie the contest. Philly held a 50-28 shots advantage. Mel Bridgman, the NHL's number one pick in the 1975 Draft, scored in his first game and gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead. Bill Clement returned to the Spectrum for the first time since the 1975 Finals.
  • December 19, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish (3-0-3), Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Bill Barber (2-2-4) led the Flyers to a 7-5 victory. The game was knotted at 5-5 after two periods. The Flyers outshot Washington 53-22 including 20-3 in the first period. Philly outshot the Caps 50-28. Bill Clement gave the Caps a 1-0 lead and Washington once led 4-2 on a Harvey Bennett, Jr. goal.
  • February 24, 1976 -- Washington (six losses in six games) earned the first point in franchise history against the Flyers in a 5-5 tie. Bernie Parent played his first game of the season after he returned from neck surgery (October 14) and the rust showed; he made just 14 saves on 19 shots. The Capitals led 3-0 past the midway point of the game but the Flyers scored the next four to take a 4-3 lead in the third period. The Caps then scored twice in just over three minutes to regain the lead, 5-4. Tom Bladon's goal tied the game at 5-5 with 5:23 remaining. The Flyers held a 41-19 shots advantage including 33-12 over the last 40 minutes.
  • April 1, 1976 -- The Flyers clobbered the Capitals 11-2 in the Spectrum as Reggie Leach (2-3-5) became the second player (Phil Esposito) in NHL history to score 60 goals in any regular season. Bobby Clarke (0-5-5), Bill Barber (3-1-4, 11 shots) and Orest Kindrachuk (2-2-4) had impressive games. Philly led 4-0 less than nine minutes in to the contest. The Flyers outshot Washington 62-23 (44-11 after two); the shot total remains a team record. Ron Low gave up all 11 goals and made 51 saves; he stopped 24 of 25 shots in the second period. Philly scored five times in both the first and third periods. One of the goals was by Larry Wright who scored his first NHL goal in his 40th game; it was also his final game with the Flyers. The Caps scored with six seconds left in the game.

  • December 3, 1976 -- The Caps' Gary Monahan scored with 0:30 left in a 4-4 tie at Washington. Reggie Leach, who scored two goals, put the Flyers atop 4-3 with 3:45 to play.
  • December 23, 1976 -- Don Saleski scored consecutive second period goals in Philly's 5-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves. Mel Bridgman had three points including a goal, setup on a perfect pass by Bobby Clarke, seven seconds after exiting the penalty box to put Philly up 1-0. The Flyers unbeaten streak reached 17 games (eventually stopped at 20) with a 12-0-5 mark.
  • January 30, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish's PPG with 3:36 to play finished the scoring in a 5-5 tie at Washington. Bob Kelly scored twice 43 seconds apart to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. The Caps held four one-goal leads and scored five times on 19 shots against Bernie Parent.
  • February 10, 1977 -- Bill Barber (1-4-5) and Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) led the Flyers' dominance in a 9-2 win. Shots were 46-18. In Ron Low's five starts for Washington against the Flyers, the goalie went 0-5-0 and surrendered 34 goals, including 26 in his last three outings.
  • November 3, 1977 -- The Flyers held a 34-16 shots advantage, including 17-1 in the second period, and cruised to a 4-1 home win. Reggie Leach had two first period assists. Bernie Wolfe made 30 saves in the loss.

  • November 5, 1977 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice in Philly's 3-1 road win. Bernie Wolfe made 36 saves in the loss.
  • February 12, 1978 --The Flyers set a still-existing team-record by holding Washington to seven shots in a 4-1 home win. The Caps had two shots in the first and second periods and three in the third period. Bernie Parent made six saves and recorded the win. The Flyers had 30 shots. With Philly up 2-1 and Washington recently scoring, Orest Kindrachuk made it 3-1 with a SHG.
  • February 26, 1978 -- Philly led 4-1 after the opening period en route to a 6-1 win at Washington. Bill Barber (2-1-3), Reggie Leach (1-2-3) and Mel Bridgman (0-3-3) led the offense. Barber's 30th goal came 17 seconds before Leach scored in the first period. Rick Lapointe broke Robert Picard's nose in one of the game's five fights and 124 PIMs were assessed in the game.
  • December 19, 1978 -- In a battle of new goalies, the teams played to a 4-4 tie at Washington as the Flyers rallied with goals by Don Saleski and Barry Dean. The Caps led 4-2 in the third period but Saleski (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) combined for four points on the final two goals. Ex-Flyer Gary Inness, signed the day before this game, made 35 saves for Washington while Pete Peeters made 15 saves in his second NHL game and second consecutive start. Dennis Maruk (1-2-3) also had three points. After the game, Robert Picard was sewed with six stitches over his left eye and two more in his mouth and said "I feel great. I'll take cuts anytime we can get a point against those suckers." Picard got involved in a scuffle with Bob Kelly and Mel Bridgman -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcgF5hNrZcs .
  • December 21, 1978 -- The Flyers got a pair of goals from Yves Preston (2-1-3) and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) in a 5-2 home win. There were three fights in the game including Mel Bridgman defeating Bill Riley who earlier fought Rick Lapointe.
  • January 9, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 41 saves and Reggie Leach (2 goals), Bobby Clarke and Bob Dailey each had three points in the Flyers' 5-2 win. The Capitals' Guy Charron (2 points) had 13 shots on goal, the Caps outshout the Flyers 43-22.
  • March 25, 1979 -- The Flyers scored four times in the last nine minutes, including a pair by Jimmy Watson, en route to a 7-4 home win. Watson's SHG with nine minutes to play tied the game and Bill Barber's 30th goal was the go-ahead. Bob Dailey had three assists. The Caps' Robert Picard scored twice.
  • August 16, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson was traded by Philadelphia for the Capitals' 3rd round choice (Barry Tabobondung) in the 1981 Entry Draft. When he was drafted by the Flyers during the selection in the Montreal Forum, Tabobondung was so excited he attempted to climb over seats to meet the awaiting staff; however, his leg became jammed in those seats and he was stuck for two hours until arena maintenance was able to remove the entire row to free him. Tabobondung was killed in 2000 in a vehicular accident in which he saved his son's life.

  • January 15, 1980 -- Reggie Leach scored twice and Phil Myre made 29 saves in Philly's 7-4 home win. Washington goalie Rollie Boutin gave up seven goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Wayne Stephenson.
  • January 19, 1980 -- With the Capitals on the fringe of their first win against the Flyers, Bobby Clarke crushed the thought when he tipped in a rebound with four seconds left in the third period and the game ended 4-4 at Washington. Former Flyer Wayne Stephenson made 33 saves. Dennis Ververgaert (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals in the second period. Mel Bridgman broke his hand in a fight with Robert Picard and missed the next five games. From Gene Hart -- "Major eruption" and "disorder":

  • March 29, 1980 -- Washington's Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves in a 3-3 tie at the Cap Centre. Tom Gorence tied the game with 0:37 left in the second period.
  • April 3, 1980 -- Reggie Leach scored his 48th, 49th and 50th goals of the season and Bobby Clarke had four assists in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Down 2-0 after one period, the Flyers scored twice in the late portion of the second period and then Leach sealed the victory at 5:08 into the third before adding his 50th on an ENG. There were three fights in the game, including a bench-clearing brawl, then two involving Jack McIlhargey who tried to battle Robert Picard but he cowered and received only a minor; seeing this, Mike Gartner stepped in and briefly fought McIlhargey who picked up double majors and a game misconduct while Gartner received a major and game misconduct.
  • August 21, 1980 -- Bob "Hound" Kelly was dealt to Washington for a 3rd round choice (Bill Campbell) in the 1982 Entry Draft.
  • December 20, 1980 -- The Flyers dominated the last two periods of a 5-2 road win. The Flyers outshot Washington 32-10 and out-scored the Caps 5-0 combined in periods two and three. Washington led 2-0 after one period, including a goal by Bob Kelly. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr scored PPGs 28 seconds apart -- on different penalties -- to give Philly a 3-2 lead.
  • December 21, 1980 -- It took 26 (19-0-6 pre-game record) tries but Washington finally recorded a victory in this series as Mike Palmateer made 44 stops in a 6-0 win in Philadelphia. The Caps were 0-12-0 and out-scored 71-26 in 12 prior visits to Philadelphia. The Flyers entered the game 21 points better than the Caps. Philly had 14 shots in the first seven minutes. There were 17 fighting majors, multiple misconducts and 344 PIMs. At one point, late in the game, the Flyers had a PP for 6:56 but a slashing major to Reggie Leach nullified much of it. The first clash erupted at the 0:19 mark between Jim McTaggart and Ken Linseman. Popular ex-Flyer Bob Kelly, in his return to the Spectrum, was greeted warmly by many appreciative signs. Kelly and Linseman fought. Archie Henderson (who made his NHL debut and played just seven games in his Caps' career) and Behn Wilson dueled twice in the first period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXto3XpRcy0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9o_BgVGeHg

  • January 4, 1981 -- The Flyers recorded an 8-1 road win. Ken Linseman (1-3-4), Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Pete Peeters (22 saves) led the Flyers. There were four fights in the game, including BobbyClarke-Mike Gartner, Paul Holmgren-Yvon Labre ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gGUL1XFKk ) and Mel Bridgman-Ryan Walter.

  • March 24, 1981 -- Washington won 5-2 at Philly led by Mike Gartner's hat trick and Mike Palmateer's 34 saves. Rick MacLeish scored twice for the Flyers.
  • October 14, 1981 -- Brian Propp scored with 25 seconds left in the game sending the Caps to a 5-4 defeat at home. Washington rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the third period. Propp and Reggie Leach each scored twice. Ryan Walter had three points for the Caps.
  • October 15, 1981 -- Rick St. Croix made 30 stops in Philly's 5-2 home win, despite being outshot 32-20. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Reggie Leach (2-0-2) led the offense.
  • November 21, 1981 -- Washington had a record-setting night in the Capital Centre with a 10-4 win. The day prior to the game, Caps' coach Bryan Murray said "A record will be broken tomorrow." Philadelphia was 9-0-6 in the first 15 games at Washington and entered the game with a 22-2-6 in 30 all-time meetings. The 10 goals by Washington was a franchise record. Dennis Maruk (3-3-6) tied a club record for most points in a game. Tim Tookey (3-0-3) equalled Maruk's hat trick and that was the first time in franchise history two players scored 3+ goals in the same game. Greg Theberge (2-3-5) set a record for most points by a Caps' rookie and tied a team mark for most points by a defenseman. Washington's five PPGs set a team record. The Caps led 1-0 at the 0:37 mark and on the center-ice faceoff, after the puck was dropped, Bobby Clarke was issued a minor and misconduct for chastising the official claiming he (Clarke) wasn't ready for the drop. The Caps led 2-0 at 2:27 which caused Philly head coach Pat Quinn to utilize his timeout. Washington led 3-0 at 3:45 and 8-1 less than halfway through the game. Dave Parro made 36 saves for Washington. Rick St. Croix surrendered all 10 goals. The Flyers held a 40-39 shots edge. Washington entered the game 3-14-1 while the Flyers were 10-7-1 Flyers.
  • November 22, 1981 -- In his NHL debut, Chris Valentine snapped a 2-2 tie with 9:24 left and the Caps skated to a 3-2 victory in Philly. Bill Barber recorded his 700th NHL point. With 16 seconds remaining in the game, the Flyers challenged Mike Gartner's stick, a ploy they used frequently at the time and generally won, but not this time as though Gartner tried to swap his stick along the bench, it was measured and ruled legal. He said "I knew it was close so I wanted to get rid of it." The Capitals swept the home-and-home series, winning as many times as they had in the prior 30 contests. The Capitals had 11 points at this point in the season, second fewest in the League.
  • March 7, 1982 -- Rick St. Croix made 44 saves (and had an assist) and Philly scored four first period goals in a 7-1 thrashing in the Spectrum. Both teams recorded 45 shots. Darryl Sittler, Ray Allison and Brian Propp each had a goal and an assist. St. Croix missed the shutout when Ryan Walter scored with 2:24 remaining.
  • March 13, 1982 -- Dave Parro made 35 saves in Washington's 6-3 home win. Bengt Gustafsson (1-2-3) and Bobby Gould (1-2-3) led the offense. The game had five fights including the Caps' Randy Holt fighting Tim Kerr ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke3l7v5AVQc ) and Paul Holmgren ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv0ZrRATW4Y ). Holmgren had 16 PIMs in his return to action after missing the prior eight games with a concussion.
  • March 25, 1982 -- Dave Parro made 35 saves and Dennis Maruk had three assists in Washington's 4-3 road win.
  • March 27, 1982 -- The Flyers scored three late goals, two from Bobby Clarke, in a span of 2:29 to rally for a 4-4 tie at Washington. The Caps led 4-1 until Al Hill started the comeback with 8:34 to play. Clarke followed that goal 17 seconds later and then added a PPG with 6:05 to play. The Flyers surrendered their 100th goal while short-handed, an NHL record. Lee Norwood (1-3-4) took part in each Washington goal. In the last 2:02 of the second period, five players (the Flyers' Ray Allison, Bob Hoffmeyer and Glen Cochrane and the Caps' Torrie Robertson and Randy Holt, who had 34 PIMs) were ejected during various fights and 111 PIMs were levied against each side in this period. The game had 240 total PIMs. Holt ''physically abused'' (NHL's ruling) linesman Paul Flaherty to the ice trying to intervene in a Ray Allison thumping of Bobby Gould and was suspended for two games and fined $200.
  • October 2, 1982 -- In a preseason game at Hershey, promising rookie Mark Taylor suffered a broken leg and didn't return until October 30. He re-injured the leg in March and missed seven games.
  • October 9, 1982 -- Rick St. Croix made 35 saves and Brian Propp had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Washington.
  • October 10, 1982 -- The Flyers swept the back-to-back series with a 6-4 home win. Darryl Sittler scored twice and Brian Propp had three points. Rick St. Croix made 29 saves including 18 in the first period. In the first three minutes of the second period, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 97 seconds to go from a 2-1 hole to a 4-2 lead. Pat Riggin was removed after two periods for former Flyer Robbie Moore (his last NHL appearance). Washington got within 5-4 in the third.
  • December 19, 1982 -- The Caps scored three times in a span of 2:09 in the last 3:43 of the third period and recorded a 3-1 win in Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 2:31 into the game. After tying the game with 3:43 to play, Washington went ahead with 2:55 remaining. Al Jensen made 27 saves.
  • December 26, 1982 -- The Flyers scored three third period goals and snapped Washington's 14-game unbeaten streak with a 6-3 road win. Mark Howe's second goal of the game came on the PK just 26 seconds into the final period. Brian Propp also had two goals both coming in the first period when the Flyers led 3-0. Washington scored three times in the middle period to tie the game 3-3 after 40 minutes
  • January 18, 1983 -- Washington's 4-1 win was the only loss by the Flyers in a 22-game span from 12/22/82 through 2/10/83. The Flyers entered the game 11-0-1 in the past 12 contests. The Caps' Al Jensen made 42 saves. Bengt Gustafsson scored the Caps' fourth goal just five seconds into the start of the third period as he beat Michel Larocque who played the entire game.
  • March 5, 1983 -- Al Jensen made 33 saves in Washington's 4-3 home win. The Flyers' record dropped to 27-5-4 in the team's last 36 games including 1-3-0 against the Caps in that time (Philly was 26-2-4 against the rest of the League). Frank Bathe suffered a sprained right knee and missed the next 12 games.
  • March 20, 1993 -- Pat Riggin made 29 saves and Bengt Gustafsson had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-2 win in Philly.
  • October 6, 1983 -- In the season opener, the Flyers overcame a slow first period and won 4-1 at home backed by Pelle Lindbergh's 31 saves and Mark Howe's three assists. Rick MacLeish celebrated his return to the Flyers with the tying goal. The Caps led 1-0 after 20 minutes and outshot Philly 10-3.
  • October 22, 1983 -- Al Jensen made 32 saves in Washington's 4-1 home win. Mike Gartner scored the go-ahead goal in the first period. The Caps added two PPGs and a SHG.
  • December 15, 1983 -- The Flyers scored a team-record (since tied) three SHGs, including two in 21 seconds, en route to a 9-4 home victory. Philly dominated the second period, 6-0. Darryl Sittler (0-4-4), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3), Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) had three-plus point efforts.
  • December 26, 1983 -- The Flyers overcame a late 4-3 deficit when Tim Kerr and Ilkka Sinisalo scored within 44 seconds in a 5-4 road win. Sinisalo scored on a breakaway with 4:36 to play. Washington trailed 3-1 after one but went ahead 4-3 with 8:22 remaining on a Bobby Gould goal. Ray Allison broke his ankle sliding into a goalpost, missed most of the season and never regained his pre-injury form the rest of his career.

  • January 8, 1984 -- Bengt Gustafsson scored five goals off Pelle Lindbergh in the Capitals' 7-1 victory in the Spectrum. Mike Gartner had three assists and Al Jensen made 26 saves for Washington. Darryl Sittler played in his 1,000th NHL game. Dave Poulin gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Ron Sutter beat David Shand in a spirited fight.
  • February 11, 1984 -- Scott Stevens, Mike Gartner and Alan Haworth each scored twice in Washington's 6-3 home win.
  • April 1, 1984 -- In the season finale to determine home ice advantage for the upcoming series, Washington beat the Flyers 4-1 in the Spectrum. Bobby Carpenter made it 1-0 and the Caps led the remainder of the game. Bob Froese made 34 saves in the loss.
  • April 4, 1984 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis, Gaetan Duchesne and Mike Gartner scored in the third period and the Capitals recorded a 4-2 win. Pat Riggin (19 saves, 21 shots) defeated Bob Froese (22 saves, 26 shots). Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead; Philly also led 2-1. The Flyers dressed eight rookies. Rod Langway fought Darryl Sittler with 35 seconds remaining in the third period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvHHd...eature=related ).
  • April 5, 1984 -- In Game 2, Al Jensen made 30 saves and Washington scored four third period goals to break open a 2-2 tie in a 6-2 victory. Craig Laughlin got the GWG and 33 seconds later Dave Christian made it 4-2. Frank Bathe fought Christian in the middle of the third period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d41Z1MIpzvQ . The Flyers once again held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, the latter being the final goal in the career of Bobby Clarke. Bob Froese made 26 saves in the loss.
  • April 7, 1984 -- In Game 3, Al Jensen stopped 37 shots and five Caps scored leading Washington to a three-game sweep and a 5-1 victory in Philadelphia. Pelle Lindbergh (10 stops, 13 shots) started but was relieved early in the second period after the Caps made it 3-0; Bob Froese made 17 stops on 19 shots. There were five fights in the first period including a brawl featuring Daryl Stanley-Mike Gartner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKeSt229P0A ), Rich Sutter-Bobby Carpenter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkzGWUItmg ) and Ron Sutter-Darren Veitch ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFoCYmDQpSY ). The game was the final one the legendary Bobby Clarke. Bill Barber underwent what would be career-ending surgery to correct a knee injury suffered prior to the series during a workout; Barber was diagnosed with a severe fractured femur. Bob McCammon and the Flyers agreed that he formally resign from his Coach-GM position after this series.
  • October 11, 1984 -- In the season opener and first regular season game under new head coach Mike Keenan, the Flyers played to a 2-2 tie in the Spectrum when Tim Kerr scored with 1:39 to play. Pat Riggin made 34 saves and Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves in the contest.
  • October 13, 1984 -- In the road opener and second game under head coach Mike Keenan, the Flyers won 4-2 at Washington. Pelle Lindbergh made 35 saves. The Caps dominated the opening period 18-5 in shots and led 2-0 after one period. The Flyers scored twice in the second and third periods. Miroslav Dvorak had the GWG. Mark Howe had two points.
  • December 23, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (3-0-3) and Murray Craven (2-0-2) combined for five goals in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. Former Flyers' first round pick Mike Stothers made his NHL debut (lone NHL game that season, 30 career games) and received 25 stitches on his forehead after blocking a shot by Mike McEwen.
  • December 26, 1984 -- Mike Gartner scored twice, the Capitals outshot Philly 37-18 and Pat Riggin made 18 saves in the 6-0 Caps' win in Landover.
  • February 9, 1985 -- Tim Kerr had four goals, including a natural hat trick, and Brian Propp scored with two seconds left to give Philadelphia an important 5-4 win. The momentum-shifting victory propelled the Flyers to a 24-4-0 record in the season's final 28 games. Entering this game, the Flyers were 11 points behind Washington for the Division crown and 19 behind Edmonton for the NHL's top record. The Flyers eventually surpassed both teams for the League's best mark.
  • March 7, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (3-1-4 in the game and 7-1-8 in his last two against the Caps) and Dave Poulin (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) added consecutive goals to start the third period in the Flyers' 9-6 home victory. The Flyers led 2-0 but Scott Stevens scored two first period PPGs to tie the game. Kerr's 50th goal of the season cut Washington's lead to 4-3 twelve seconds after the Caps took a 2-goal lead. Lindsay Carson then fought Rod Langway and with the star d-man in the box Poulin scored twice in 32 seconds to give Philly a 5-4 lead. Sinisalo scored twice in the third for a 7-4 lead. After the Caps scored twice, Kerr (51st goal) and Rick Tocchet finished the scoring.
  • March 8, 1985 --Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo and Derrick Smith gave Philly a 2-0 opening period lead in a 4-2 win at Washington. The Flyers swept the home-and-home series and tied the Caps for the division lead, trailing by eleven points earlier in the year. During the game, Tim Kerr suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee causing him to miss the next four-plus games. A brawl ensued at the end of the first period after Scott Stevens' two-handed to the back of Peter Zezel and all players were involved. The Flyers were handed 57 PIMs to the Caps' 37 (extra time involved misconducts). Ejected were Brad McCrimmon, Ed Hospodar and Glen Cochrane of the Flyers and Lou Franceschetti and Alan Haworth of the Caps. Cochrane was tossed without having seen any playing time in the game.

  • October 13, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and Brian Propp scored twice in Philly's 4-2 win at Washington. Mike Gartner had both Washington goals. There were three fights in the game including Lindsay Carson-Scott Stevens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1cPw0ZzmLg ), Dave Brown-Dwight Schofield (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDnaSQPbPv0 ) and Rick Tocchet-Stevens.

  • January 9, 1986 -- Darren Jensen vs. Al Jensen. Darren Jensen recorded his first NHL shutout by making 24 stops in Philly's 4-0 win. Pelle Eklund scored the GWG in the opening period against Al Jensen. The Flyers outshot the Caps 35-24.
  • January 18, 1986 -- Pete Peeters made 26 saves and Alan Haworth scored twice in Washington's 5-2 home win. Dave Brown, who fought Scott Stevens, was eventually suspended (per NHL rule) the next two games for his fourth game misconduct of the season -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FivRuyFzns8
  • February 22, 1986 -- Bob Froese made 26 saves and assisted on Brian Propp's first period goal as the Flyers scored in each period of a 3-1 win at Philly. "I've got to give a lot of credit to Mike Keenan. He's given me a lot of confidence. He makes me feel like I'm a piece of plywood out there. A lot of the credit also has to go to assistants E.J. McGuire and Paul Holmgren because they've worked with me after practice on going out and challenging the shooters. They've harped on me and harped on me and we've done a lot of drills to strengthen your legs and your confidence that you can do it," said Froese. A key moment was when the Flyers killed a 5-on-3, the latter penalty when Froese roughed up Greg Adams. "I was just trying to stick up for myself. You can only take so much. No goalie, especially me, is ever going to go after a guy for no reason at all. I spent some time injured because I did get run and I'm not taking it any more. Adams thought my head was a speed bag. I know it's not pretty but it ain't no speed bag. He hit me once going across and then he just punched me in the head while I was looking for the puck. Some guys are good at interfering the goalie without anybody knowing it.He's definitely no Picasso when it comes to that, he's more like modern art."
  • March 13, 1986 -- Bob Froese made 19 saves as he shut out the Capitals 2-0 in Philly. Ilkka Sinisalo scored in the early moments of the first period and it was the game's lone score until Dave Poulin added an ENG with 12 seconds to play.
  • March 23, 1986 -- Bobby Gould's fluke goal in the early third period gave Washington a 6-5 home win and moved the Caps to within one point (100-99) of the Flyers' division lead. Said Gould afterwards "It's the biggest goal I remember scoring. It was probably a fluke goal. It wasn't a hard shot. I heard it hit the post." The goal came 1:17 after Brian Propp tied the score 5-5. Propp returned to the lineup after missing the prior eight games with an eye injury suffered earlier in the month. The goal was the first shot, and only score, against Al Jensen (10 saves, 11 shots) after he replaced Pete Peeters (8 shots, 12 saves) who left the game due to a groin injury. Bob Froese (8 saves, 12 shots), who led the NHL in GAA entering the game, was pulled in favor of Chico Resch (16 saves, 18 shots) before 25 minutes expired. Pelle Eklund became the first Flyers' rookie to reach 50 assists in a season. Tim Kerr scored his 51st and 52nd goals of the season which gave Philly a 3-2 lead after one period. Craig Laughlin (1-2-3) had a game-high three points and his goal gave the Caps a 5-3 lead.
  • April 6, 1986 -- Brian Propp scored a hat trick, factored in all five goals and, with the Patrick Division title on the line, the Flyers recovered from a 2-0 hole for a 5-3 victory in the Spectrum. Philadelphia entered the game with 108 points to the Capitals' 107. The Flyers tied a team record with their 53rd regular season win while Tim Kerr scored his NHL-record 34th PPG of the season. Propp (3-2-5), Kerr (2-1-3) and Brad McCrimmon (0-3-3) combined for 11 points (5-6-11). Propp scored twice in the opening 2:01 of the middle period to give Philly a 3-2 lead and his second goal was on a 2-on-0 shorthanded breakaway, with PK'er partner Dave Poulin. Down 4-2, Washington pulled goalie Pete Peeters with 3:13 to play in regulation and scored. Propp's third goal, his 40th of the season and 600th point in his career, was an ENG with 1:15 to play and gave Philly a 5-3 lead.
  • October 11, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves and Tim Kerr scored two early goals in Philly's 6-1 romp at Washington. Derrick Smith's goal at 16:49 gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead. Kerr, Peter Zezel, Murray Craven and Dave Poulin had two points apiece.
  • November 16, 1986 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period en route to a 6-2 home win. Peter Zezel (2-1-3) led the offense and Ron Hextall had 23 saves and an assist. Bob Mason surrendered the four first-period goals and was replaced by Pete Peeters who finished the game. Daryl Stanley and Scott Stevens fought.

  • November 28, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves in Philly's 4-2 win at Washington. Rick Tocchet scored 14 seconds into the game. Peter Zezel scored the go-ahead goal in the second period. With the Flyers up 3-2, Dave Brown scored the only goal in the third period with zezel picking up the lone assist.
  • January 3, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 22 saves and Mark Howe had two assists in Philly's 3-1 win at Washington. There were three fights in the game including Dave Brown-Scott Stevens. Stevens tried to remove Brown from the crease but Brown got the better of the Caps' d-man.
  • January 11, 1987 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie at Philly when the Flyers scored twice in the last minute of the second period. Scott Mellanby scored at 19:59 to tie the game. Pete Peeters and Ron Hextall played goal. Scott Stevens fought both Scott Mellanby and Brad Marsh.
  • March 5, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves and Brad McCrimmon had three points in the Flyers 4-2 win at the Spectrum. The Flyers improved to 13-2-1 in the last 16 games against the Capitals.
  • April 4, 1987 -- Larry Murphy scored the tying and winning goals in Washington's 3-2 overtime home win. Pete Peeters made 31 saves for the Capitals. The Flyers led 2-0 past the midway point of the game but Mike Gartner scored his 40th goal late on a PP to make it 2-1. Murphy tied the game about four minutes later on a Caps' PP and then won in 3:19 into overtime. Chico Resch made 22 saves in the loss. Daryl Stanley and Scott Stevens fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0EfnVlKbkg.

  • October 22, 1987 -- Clint Malarchuk made 21 saves and Greg Adams scored twice in Washington's 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Wendell Young played goal for the Flyers.
  • December 26, 1987 -- Ilkka Sinisalo's goal with just over two minutes to play capped a three-goal rally in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Washington. It was the Flyers' seventh straight win and 14th in a row (12-0-2) without a loss.
  • January 5, 1988 -- The Caps recorded a 3-1 win in Philly backed by Clint Malarchuk's 23 saves. Dave Christian and Mike Gartner scored first period goals. Washington led 3-0 before Mark Howe scored.
  • January 31, 1988 -- The Caps' Kelly Miller snapped a scoreless tie in OT and Pete Peeters recorded the shutout in Washington's 1-0 home win. Mike Gartner had 10 shots on goal. Washington outshot Philly 36-28 including 5-0 in OT. Ron Hextall made 35 saves. The teams went 0-for-16 on the PP. Ron Hextall was whistled for three different minors. Mark Howe was tossed at 11:35 of the third period for a spearing major and Scott Stevens was tossed as third man in; Greg Smyth of the Flyers and Greg Adams of the Caps were involved in the fray resulting in double minors to both. Game time was switched to 12:05 so not to conflict with the Washington-Denver Super Bowl.
  • March 10, 1988 -- Tim Kerr played for the first time all season after his fifth shoulder operation (last played in the 1987 POs). Willie Huber had three assists and Brian Propp scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 win.
  • March 25, 1988 -- Washington registered 52 shots on goal, including 24 in the first period, in a 5-3 victory against a depleted Flyers' roster. The Caps led 2-0 after one, trailed 3-2 after two and won with three goals in the last period with Grant Ledyard scoring the GWG. Mark Laforest (47 saves) played goal for the Flyers. Rick Tocchet (seven games including Games 1 and 2 of the POs) and Peter Zezel (three games) each suffered shoulder injuries that put them out of action. The Flyers entered the game with six regulars out of the lineup. The Caps led 1-0 when Ed Kastelic scored eight seconds after exiting the penalty box, his first goal in 34 games that season on Washington's 21st shot of the first period. The Caps held a 24-8 shots advantage after one, 35-23 after two and 52-32 in the game. Clint Malarchuk made 29 saves. The Caps had five more PP chances.
  • April 3, 1988 -- Washington's Garry Galley scored two third goals in a span of 3:09 in a 2-2 tie. The Flyers needed a win in order to get home ice advantage in the upcoming first round series against the Capitals. The Caps dominated the last period, out-shooting the Flyers 20-4. Galley's second goal was a 45-foot slapper as he came off the bench for a line change. The Caps finished the season with a 1-5-3 mark while the Flyers sputtered, too, at 4-11-2. Flyers' star Tim Kerr was injured in the contest prohibiting him from playing in the 1988 PO opener.
  • April 6, 1988 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis at Washington, Ron Hextall made 35 saves and Dave Poulin scored a PPG midway through the third period to snap a 2-2 tie in Philly's 4-2 win. Peter Zezel put the Flyers up 2-0 with a pair of tallies.
  • April 7, 1988 -- In Game 2, Washington held on for a 5-4 win as Pete Peeters made 31 saves, including 14 on 15 shots in the third period. Peter Sundstrom scored the go-ahead goal with under two minutes left in the middle period while the Caps were killing a 5-minute high-sticking major to Grant Ledyard. Kevin Hatcher and Steve Leach each had a goal and an assist.
  • April 9, 1988 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Kjell Samuelsson pinched and scored the GWG with 4:34 to play in the second period to give the Flyers the lead and eventual win, 4-3. Dave Poulin had three points. The Flyers dominated the second period 3 to 1 in goals and 15 to 5 in shots. Philadelphia limited the Caps to 17 shots and had 29 -- in the third period, it was 5-4 for the Caps in shots. There were 40 penalties and 10 majors as the nasty contest took 3 hours and 12 minutes to play. After the game, Rick Tocchet, who was handed a game misconduct with 4:55 remaining and had a 10-minute misconduct, a major for high-sticking and three minors in the game, said "There are 10 guys on that team that I'd like to kill." Tocchet missed the last five regular season games and first two PO games of this series with an injury.
  • April 10, 1988 -- In Game 4, in one of the most riveting comebacks in franchise history, the Flyers recovered from a 4-1 deficit with less 8:06 to play and won 5-4 on Murray Craven's exhilarating goal 1:18 into OT. After a goal made it 4-2, the Flyers pulled to within one when Brian Propp made it 4-3 with 4:52 left. Kjell Samuelsson knotted the scored with 53 seconds left in regulation. Rick Tocchet assisted on three of the last four goals. The Caps started Clint Malarchuk for the first time in the series. Ron Hextall was yanked after giving up Washington's fourth goal three minutes into the final period and was replaced by Mark Laforest (four saves) 3:04 into the third. Laforest was pulled for an extra skater with 1:02 to play and the Flyers won a key faceoff then scored the tying goal. It was the first time all season that the Flyers had their full allotment of players while the Caps were without Rod Langway and Scott Stevens who both were injured in Game 3. Afterwards, Flyers' star Mark Howe, who started the rally with a goal midway through the third period to cut the deficit to 4-2, said "If we play that game 250 times, we win it once."

  • April 12, 1988 -- In Game 5, Washington returned home and skated to a 5-2 victory. One of the strangest moments in NHL PO history happened when the Flyers, down 4-1 10:43 into the middle period, asked officials to check Pete Peeters stick which was ruled 3 1/2" wider than allowed. The Flyers scored five seconds into the PP. Afterwards, Peeters admitted all his sticks were illegal and borrowed Clint Malarchuk's sticks. Peeters made 31 saves on 33 shots. Ron Hextall made 20 saves on 24 shots before being replaced by Mark Laforest 9:00 into the second period.
  • April 14, 1988 -- In Game 6 played in the Spectrum, Washington went 4-for-9 on the PP in a 7-2 victory. The Flyers went 1-for-8 with the man advantage. Among the many violations, Flyers' d-man Greg Smyth was whistled for 27 PIMs including misconduct infractions. The key moment in the game, with the Caps up 2-0, Dave Brown attempted to fight Bobby Gould who covered leading to a five minute major for Brown and a Caps' lengthy PP; they scored twice.
  • April 16, 1988 -- In Game 7 in the Cap Centre, in most of the most disheartening losses in Flyers' history, Dale Hunter scored in OT to eliminate the Flyers in what would be Mike Keenan's final game as Philadelphia's head coach. Philly led 3-0 in the second period but were tied 3-3 as the third period began. There, the Caps took a 4-3 lead before Brad Marsh tied the game 1:02 later. Washington had 40 shots.
  • December 6, 1988 -- Mike Ridley (3-1-4) and Kelly Miller (1-2-3) led Washington to a 4-3 home win. Pete Peeters made 21 saves for the Caps.
  • December 15, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves in Philly's 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Brian Propp's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead. The Flyers took a 3-0 lead before the Caps scored. Dave Brown defeated Scott Stevens in a fight.
  • December 27, 1988 -- Mike Ridley's second goal of the game in third period goal snapped a 3-3 tie and the Capitals prevailed 4-3. The Flyers scored three times in 86 seconds late in the first period. The teams combined for five goals in a 7:05 stretch in the first period. Ron Hextall made 39 saves.
  • January 27, 1989 -- Clint Malarchuk's 100th victory was one of excellence as he stopped all 42 shots and Geoff Courtnall scored the game's only goal in the Caps' 1-0 win in Philly. Ron Hextall made 30 saves.
  • February 5, 1989 -- Kevin Hatcher suffered two broken metatarsal bones in his left foot, on a Mike Bullard slapper, and only learned of the break when he removed his skate post-game. He was out of the Caps' lineup for about six weeks. The Flyers won 3-1 at Washington despite just two third period shots (one goal) and being outshot 31-21. Ron Hextall made 30 saves.
  • March 24, 1989 -- Scott Stevens had four points, including three assists in a span of 4:21 in the second period, in Washington's 6-1 home win. Ron Hextall received a high sticking major and a game misconduct, then 23 seconds later the Caps scored off replacement Ken Wregget. Washington outshot Philly 39-16.
  • March 30, 1989 -- The Flyers won 5-4 at home in a game that featured 26 roughing penalties and four points by Tim Kerr (2-2-4).
  • April 5, 1989 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis at Washington, the Capitals rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 victory. Pete Peeters made 27 saves and Lou Franceschetti's go-ahead goal came in the second period. Brian Propp and Tim Kerr gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Geoff Courtnall scored on a 5-on-3 to cut the gap in half. Washington scored twice in a span of 95 seconds as Michal Pivonka's goal was followed by the GWG. Ron Hextall made 33 saves (17-for-17 in the final period). Murray Craven suffered a broken right wrist and missed the rest of the 1989 playoffs. Scott Stevens and Jeff Chychrun fought in the first minute of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3dtXx7jkU
  • April 6, 1989 -- In Game 2 at Washington, the Flyers scored three goals in the last 13 minutes to prevail 3-2. When Dale Hunter slashed Ron Hextall with 1:29 remaining, the Flyers sensed an opportunity and capitalized when a Tim Kerr shot deflected off Brian Propp's skate with 51 seconds to play for the GWG. Propp also evened the game with a PPG at the 11:25 mark about four minutes after Keith Acton scored to cut Washington's lead to 2-1. The game was highlighted by a controversial play when Dino Ciccarelli scored a PPG with one second left in the middle period to put the Caps up 1-0. While some of the Flyers argued that Ciccarelli kicked the puck into the goal, others argued that the green light came on before the red light, which replays verified, but in the days prior to mandated replays, official Dan Schachte allowed the goal leading to a furious reaction by Flyers on ice and off ice personnel. The Caps went ahead 2-0 in the early third. Propp was playing in his 100th PO game. Washington went 1-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 2-for-4.
  • April 8, 1989 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Washington secured a 4-3 OT decision when Kelly Miller netted the GWG 51 seconds into OT. The Flyers led by a goal three times as each team scored in all three regulation periods. Ron Hextall was sensational making 40 stops.
  • April 9, 1989 -- In Game 4 at Philly, the Flyers broke open a scoreless game with four second period goals and recorded a 5-2 win; Philly led 5-0 midway through the third period. Tim Kerr's PPG with Dale Hunter in the penalty box started the rally. The Flyers, who were called for four consecutive minors in the opening 10 minutes of the third period, killed eight of nine shorthanded situations in the game. Washington outshot the Flyers 15-3 in the last period but Ron Hextall (30 saves) earned top star honors with his brilliant performance. With true grit, Dave Poulin, unsure of his status, played with a broken ring finger as his fourth and fifth fingers were taped together prior to warmups. Rick Tocchet was tossed as third man in after Neil Sheehy punched Mike Bullard which led to a shouting match between Bullard and Caps' head coach Bryan Murray.
  • April 11, 1989 -- In Game 5 in the Cap Centre, Ron Hextall became the first goalie to shoot the puck in the opposing team's net during a PO game and the Flyers rallied for an 8-5 triumph. The Flyers trailed 5-4 with about 12 minutes to play but an odd play led to the Flyers tying goal when a Rick Tocchet shot was deflected and landed on Mike Ridley's head then bounced to Brian Propp who tapped it into the net. Pelle Eklund scored the GWG on the PP with about six minutes to play. Tim Kerr had four (2-2-4) points including tying goals twice in the second period. Washington blew four different one-goal leads. Kelly Miller and Dave Christian were a combined -9 for the Caps. Hextall's goal (his wife Diane was behind the open net): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLa3q9V9j4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz_b_s9V4v0

  • April 13, 1989 -- In Game 6 in the Spectrum, the Flyers beat Washington in arguably the franchise's biggest PO series upset since the 1974 Finals. Rick Tocchet's goal from a seemingly impossible angle with 3:19 remaining caromed off Pete Peeters' stick and the Flyers won 4-3. Tocchet (2-1-3) also scored to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the third period but Washington tied it at 13:13. The Flyers trailed 1-0 until Brian Propp scored a SHG 5:21 into the middle period. Ron Hextall was sensational yet again making 31 saves including 16 of 17 shots in the opening period. Tim Kerr, who was ejected for high-sticking in the first period, finished with 10 points in the series.

  • October 6, 1989 -- Geoff Courtnall (2-1-3) and Dale Hunter (1-2-3) led Washington to a 5-3 home win. Murray Craven had three points and Ken Wregget made 39 saves for the Flyers .
  • December 1, 1989 -- Mike Bullard scored with 33 seconds to play in the Flyers 3-2 road win. Ken Wregget made 26 savces. Washington's Bob Mason faced just 17 shots. There was a combined total of seven shots in the third period. Keith Acton tied the game 2-2 with a second period SHG. Jay Wells and Bob Rouse got into a feisty rumble.
  • December 5, 1989 -- Alan May scored the game's first two goals and Kelly Miller snapped a 3-3 third period tie in Washington's 4-3 win in the Spectrum. Ken Wregget made 39 saves for the Flyers.
  • December 19, 1989 -- Kevin Miller scored with 3:30 to play in the third period of Washington's 2-1 win in the Spectrum. There were brawls throughout the game including Miller and Kjell Samuelsson who were ejected in the final two minutes.

  • January 28, 1990 -- Geoff Courtnall (3-1-4) had a hat trick in Washington's 7-2 home win. Kelly Miller scored twice, Kevin Hatcher had three assists and Calle Johansson had three points.
  • March 10, 1990 -- Dino Ciccarelli's (2-1-3) goal snapped a 3-3 tie in Washington's 4-3 win in Philly.
  • March 29, 1990 -- Each team scored two second period PPGs in a game that ended 2-2. Pete Peeters made 36 saves for the Flyers.
  • October 23, 1990 -- Kevin Hatcher (2-1-3) had consecutive goals in Washington's 6-2 win in Philly. The Caps scored three third period goals including Peter Zezel and John Druce. Rick Tocchet scored consecutive goals to put the Flyers up 2-1.
  • December 11, 1990 -- The Flyers set an all-time franchise low for shots in a game with 13 and the total of 29 in the game by both teams (Washington had 16 shots) set a franchise mark in any Flyers' regular season game. In the third period, Philly outshot the Caps 3-1. Washington won the game 4-1.
  • January 4, 1991 -- The Flyers outshot Washington 17-5 in the second period but got outshot 23-7 in the others periods (and OT) in a game that ended in a 3-3 draw at Washington.
  • January 24, 1991 -- Rick Tocchet's hat trick, four assists by Pelle Eklund and 38 saves from Ron Hextall lifted the Flyers to a 6-1 home victory. Ron Sutter (1-2-3) scored a quick response to Nick Kypreos' goal which cut the Flyers' lead to 2-1. The Flyers ended a skid of eight games (0-6-2) in this series. There were five fights including two by Washington's Al Iafrate (Rick Tocchet and Craig Berube) and two by the Flyers' Craig Berube (Alan May and Iafrate).
  • February 10, 1991 -- The Caps won 5-2 at home in a game highlighted by 20 majors, multiple misconducts and 294 PIMs (147 aside). Dale Hunter (1-2-3) was eventually suspended four games for elbowing Gord Murphy into the glass ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vyhbdz14U8 ) and leading to mayhem in this contest. The Flyers' Dale Kushner had a game-high 40 PIMs including four fighting majors. Head coach Paul Holmgren smashed a stick against the glass along the Flyers' bench during a verbal war with Caps' coach Terry Murray during the festivities. Each club was fined $5,000. Paul Holmgren was fined $1,000. Mikhail Tatarinov got ejected for spitting on goalie Ron Hextall and was fined $500.
  • March 16, 1991 -- Don Beaupre made 32 saves in a 6-0 shutout at Washington. Michael Pivonka had four points (1-3-4), Calle Johansson and John Druce had three assists each and Mikhail Tatarinov scored two goals. Craig Berube of the Flyers belted Steve Leach in a fight.
  • March 28, 1991 -- Don Beaupre made 21 saves in a 3-0 shutout for the Caps at Philadelphia. John Druce (1-1-2) and Rod Langway (0-2-2) led the offense.
  • October 4, 1991 -- In the start of the NHL's 75th season for both teams, Peter Bondra scored twice and Dale Hunter had three assists in the Caps' 5-2 win at home. The Flyers were 2-12-2 in the last 16 visits to Landover. Kelly Miller and Don Beaupre were contractual holdouts for Washington.
  • December 5, 1991 -- Randy Burridge had four points in Washington's 6-3 win in Philadelphia. Terry Carkner scored a rare 3-on-5 goal to give Philly a 1-0 lead; however, the Caps scored 18 seconds later to eliminate any momentum. This was the Flyers' first game under new head coach Bill Dineen who replaced Paul Holmgren. The Flyers were 0-7-1 in the last eight games. Dineen finished 24-23-9 (.509) after the team was 8-14-2 (.375) under Holmgren for that season.

  • December 22, 1991 -- Brad Jones scored 1:10 into OT to give Philly a 4-3 win at home. Jones scored on a 3-on-2 break after Rick Tocchet's shot was stopped. The game time was switched from night to 2:35 p.m. so not to conflict with a late afternoon Eagles-Redskins' football game in Philadelphia. The Flyers were 1-11-2 in their prior 14 games against the Capitals. Kelly Miller of Washington evened the game with 44 seconds remaining.
  • January 28, 1992 -- Ron Hextall picked up the win as the Flyers limited Washington to 15 shots in a 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Pat Murray scored the go-ahead goal, the third and last of his NHL career. The Caps scored on their first and last shot of the game. Dale Hunter, in the second period, and Steve Duchesne, in the third period, were ejected from the game for checking-from-behind penalties. Dave Brown suffered a bruised right shoulder and missed the next ten games.
  • February 22, 1992 -- Washington won 7-5 as Michael Pivonka had three points and six other Caps had two points each. Mark Recchi (2-1-3), who made his Flyers' debut, and Kerry Huffman (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense.
  • March 14, 1992 -- The Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-1 home win. The Caps led 1-0 on a second period goal but Dave Brown tied it midway through the final period. Keith Acton scored the GWG with 1:57 to play. Ron Hextall made 20 saves.
  • March 20, 1992 -- Mark Recchi snapped a 6-6 tie with 44 seconds to play, his fourth point of the day (2-2-4), leading the Flyers to a 7-6 win. Brian Benning scored the tying goal. Washington led 6-3 as the third period began but the Flyers tallied four third period goals. Dale Hunter had a hat trick for the Caps. Washington went 4-for-4 on the PP.
  • October 10, 1992 -- Dominic Roussel made 32 saves and the Flyers rallied from a 2-1 hole in the third period to record a 4-2 victory. Greg Paslawski and Kevin Dineen got the key goals.
  • December 12, 1992 -- Washington led 3-0 after one period in a 5-2 win in Philly. Don Beaupre (Capitals) and Stephane Beauregard (Flyers) each made 31 saves. Beauregard got a rare start for the injured Dominic Roussel.
  • December 26, 1992 -- Eric Lindros completed a hat trick via a penalty shot with 19 seconds remaining in regulation; the game finished in a 5-5 tie in Landover. Lindros was chosen to shoot the PS after Al Iafrate intentionally knocked the net off its moorings as Pelle Eklund was about to even the game. The first 30+ minutes of the game was scoreless then the Flyers scored four times off Jim Hrivnak in a 5:21 span in the second period to take a 4-0 lead. Don Beaupre stopped 10 of 11 shots in relief. beaten only by Lindros' penalty shot. The Caps scored four goals in the third period in a span of 9:07 to take a 5-4 lead, three off PPs. Pat Elyniuk, whose wife gave birth Christmas night, scored the fourth goal and assisted on the fifth for the Caps.
  • January 7, 1993 -- Kevin Dineen registered a hat trick and Tommy Soderstrom made 31 saves as the Flyers trounced Washington 8-2. Mark Recchi added three points. Jim Hrivnak gave up six goals after two periods and was replaced by Olaf Kolzig.
  • March 5, 1993 -- Tommy Soderstrom stopped 36 shots in leading the Flyers past the Caps 3-0 at Washington. The Caps outshot the Flyers 13-5 in the third period but Mark Recchi snapped a scoreless tie with under 10 minutes to play in regulation.
  • March 11, 1993 -- Garry Galley (2-2-4) and Mark Recchi (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 6-4 win. Galley's goals were within 2:09 of each other.
  • April 9, 1993 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-3 win with three goals in the third period.
  • October 15, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel stopped 39 shots and led the Flyers to a 3-0 win at Washington. Eric Lindros' goal in the third period snapped a scoreless tie. The Caps outshot the Flyers 39-18.
  • December 9, 1993 -- The Caps won 4-2 in Philly on Mike Ridley's third period GWG. Mark Recchi scored consecutive goals in the second period.
  • December 21, 1993 -- The Caps won 4-1 in Philly as Rick Tabaracci made 28 saves and was 13 seconds away from a shutout.
  • January 29, 1994 -- The Caps won 4-2 in Philly on Sylvain Cote's GWG with 1:44 to play. Kevin Hatcher scored in the first and second periods to give the Caps a 2-0 lead but Eric Lindros scored twice in the third to even the game. Mike Ridley added an ENG.
  • February 2, 1994 -- Washington won 5-2 in a neutral site game played near Cleveland, Ohio. The attendance was announced as 8,312. The Flyers were the designated home team. It was the Caps fourth straight win against the Flyers in this series. The game was twice delayed, once when a bench door became unhinged after Kevin Dineen checked Steve Konowalchuk and a second time to replace broken plexiglas.
  • March 4, 1994 -- Garry Galley scored with 1:07 to play in a 3-3 tie. Galley also scored the first goal of the game. Washington took a 3-1 lead in the first period with two goals in 14 seconds.

  • February 13, 1995 -- Philadelphia led 4-0 after one period and skated to a 5-3 win. Eric Desjardins had three assists. Ron Hextall-Rob Pearson exchanged pleasantries: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtCGc_6nxfk With three seconds to play, Craig Berube and Hextall received fighting majors and attempt to injure penalties.
  • February 28, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves and Shjon Podein scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period to lead Philly to a 4-2 home win.
  • March 25, 1995 -- Peter Bondra scored with 11 seconds left in a game that finished 2-2 at Washington. Ron Hextall made 24 saves.
  • April 8, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Eric Lindros scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period in Philly's 3-1 road win. The Flyers were shutout for the first 37+ minutes of the game. The Flyers outshot Washington 27-16 over the last two periods.
  • October 11, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves and picked up his 26th career assist in Philly's 2-1 win in the Spectrum. Hextall cleared the puck around the boards before Rod Brind'Amour picked it up at center ice, skated into the offensive zone then beat Olaf Kolzig with a slap shot for a key SHG midway in the third period to put Philly up 2-0. The Flyers killed eight of nine Washington PPs.
  • November 14, 1995 -- John LeClair scored with 16.7 seconds left in the third period of a game that ended 2-2. Flyers' head coach Terry Murray said "It might have been the ugliest hockey game I've seen in two years. It was very poorly executed both teams. Completing a pass was impossible out there." Philly outshot Washington 20-19; over the last 45 minutes the Flyers were outshot 12-8. The Flyers went 4-0-2 in the calendar year of 1995 against the Caps.
  • January 28, 1996 -- Steve Konowalchuk scored with 40 seconds to play in OT and Washington won 3-2 at home. Pat Peake sent the game in OT with a late third period goal.
  • February 22, 1996 -- Dan Quinn had three assists and the Flyers recorded a 5-3 victory in the final Spectrum meeting between these squads. Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins scored 73 seconds apart in the first period to put Philly up 2-0. The Flyers led 4-1 in the third period but Pat Peake scored twice to bring the Caps to within 4-3. Kevin Haller added an ENG. Before the game, former defenseman Joe Watson was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame.
  • March 3, 1996 -- Jim Carey made 27 saves in a 3-0 Washington home win.
  • October 30, 1996 -- Jason Allison scored with 1:48 to play in Washington's 4-2 home win. It was one of seven goals Allison would score in his Capitals' career. The Flyers trailed 2-0 but evened the game in the third period. Jim Carey made 23 saves for the win.
  • November 14, 1996 -- Olaf Kolzig made 28 saves in Washington's 5-2 win in Philly. Washington led 3-0 after two periods, the Flyers closed to within a goal but the Caps scored twice in the final 1:50.
  • January 11, 1997 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored with 43 seconds remaining in the third period, in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia. Garth Snow made 28 saves. Washington's three goals came within a span of 2:02 in the second period. John Druce scored in the third period to bring the Flyers to within 3-2. John LeClair (1-1-2), Brind'Amour (1-1-2) and Janne Niinimaa (0-2-2) each had two points.
  • January 29, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 29 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Rod Brind'Amour and Dainius Zubrus scored. Brind'Amour fought Anson Carter 1:07 after Eric Desjardins was issued a double minor. Brind'Amour set a team-record by playing in 288 straight games (Rick MacLeish was the prior record-holder).
  • March 9, 1997 -- Eric Lindros (0-4-4), John LeClair (2-1-3) and Ron Hextall (15 saves) led Philly to a 5-0 home win. Colin Forbes, a late replacement for the injured Mikael Renberg, scored in his first NHL game. Caps' head coach Jim Schoenfeld said "We were very incohesive today." Dan Kordic and Brendan Witt hooked up in a toe-to-toe battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqDgISOkuyg Kordic later fought the Capitals' Craig Berube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P0zT92xT38

  • March 29, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves and Eric Lindros scored twice in Philly's 5-3 road win. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) had two points for Washington. Bill Ranford was chased after giving up four goals on 10 saves and was replaced by Olaf Kolzig (ENG scored).
  • October 31, 1997 -- The teams played at the Cap Centre (US Air Arena) in Landover, MD for the final time, a 2-2 tie. Ron Hextall made 30 saves and Olaf Kolzig stopped 37 shots. The Caps rallied from a 2-0 hole with two goals scored in a span of 2:23 late in the second period.
  • January 9, 1998 -- Dale Hunter assisted on three consecutive second period goal in Washington's 4-1 home win. Hunter picked up his 1,000th career NHL point on a goal by Craig Berube. Olaf Kolzig made 24 saves. The teams played in the MCI Center for the first time
  • January 31, 1998 -- Bill Ranford made 31 saves and Michal Pivonka scored the tying and winning goals in the Caps' 3-2 OT win in Philadelphia. Pivonka tied it with 9:11 left in regulation and won it 2:23 into overtime. His only other goal of the season came on October 22.
  • March 5, 1998 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. This would be the first of six straight wins for the Flyers in this series. All three goals for the Flyers came in the second period including a SHG by Eric Lindros. Chris Gratton and Rod Brind'Amour each scored and assisted.
  • April 11, 1998 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored consecutive third period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and Sean Burke made 27 saves in the 4-3 Flyers' home win. Chris Gratton (1-1-2) had two points. John LeClair scored his 49th goal.
  • December 5, 1998 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored two PPGs and Ron Hextall made 22 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 win at Philly. In the third period, Peter Bondra's shot hit the forehead of Marc Bureau and the puck opened a huge gash resulting in a 30-to-35-stitch cut.
  • January 13, 1999 -- Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins (1-1-2) John LeClair (1-1-2) led the offense and JVB made 25 saves for the Flyers' fourth straight shutout in a 3-0 win at Washington. The Flyers improved to 10-0-5 in their last 15 games. JVB recorded his fifth shutout of the season and 34th of his career and his persona; streak without allowing a goal increased to 212 minutes, 11 seconds while the Flyers have been perfect for 259:47. The four straight shutouts matched the team record set in December 1996.
  • January 21, 1999 -- Ron Hextall made 17 saves, Eric Lindros scored a goal for the seventh straight game and Keith Jones had two assists in Philly's 4-1 home win. Washington had just six shots on goal in the first two periods but Hextall was a perfect 12-for-12 in the third period. The Flyers played a tremendous game of team defense and Hextall later said "Our man coverage and our zone was terrific. I don't even think we gave them a shot. They (the Capitals) were on us, you could feel them picking up some momentum. But our man-to-man coverage was so good, they didn't get anything." Luke Richardson and Enrico Ciccone fought twice and Roman Vopat handled Dale Hunter who earlier fought Valeri Zelepukin.
  • March 23, 1999 -- Craig Berube was sent to the Flyers in exchange for cash.
  • April 10, 1999 -- JVB made 17 saves and Keith Jones and Steve Duchesne scored first period goals in a 2-1 win at Washington. Olaf Kolzig made 30 saves in the loss. The Flyers outshot Washington 32-18. The Caps scored in the third period. Brian Wesenberg (Flyers) fought Trevor Halverson in what would be Wesenberg's only NHL game.
  • October 12, 1999 -- Peter Bondra scored twice within a minute late in the third period when the Caps were down 4-3 and Washington claimed a 5-4 win. Simon Gagne scored twice within the first five minutes of the game. Mark Recchi assisted on all four goals.

  • January 30, 2000 -- Olaf Kolzig made 30 saves in a 2-0 shutout at Washington. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after two periods despite a 21-7 shots edge.
  • February 19, 2000 -- In an emotional effort, the Flyers downed the Caps 4-2 as Eric Lindros scored 55 seconds into the game and Mark Recchi scored the first of his two goals (ENG with 31 seconds left, too) at the 2:16 mark. Prior to the game, Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson announced that he would step aside from his position in order to undergo a bone marrow transplant. The 65-year-old coach informed his team, about his illness, after a December 10, 1999 practice but coached through this game. Philadelphia fans gave Neilson a loud show of encouragement during a home game against Phoenix, December 16, 1999.
  • March 9, 2000 -- Gino Odjick scored the winner in the third period and the Flyers prevailed 3-1 in Philadelphia. The Flyers were shutout for the 37+ minutes until Rick Tocchet beat Ollie Kolzig who made 30 saves. Brian Boucher stopped 17 shots for the win. Valeri Zelepukin had two assists.
  • October 29, 2000 -- Brian Boucher (21 saves) and Olaf Kolzig (30 saves) each surrendered one goal as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia.
  • November 18, 2000 --Simon Gagne (2-1-3) and Justin Williams (2-1-3) each scored twice in the Flyers' 5-3 win. Keith Primeau had three points (1-2-3) and Brian Boucher made 35 saves. Washington's Steve Konowalchuk had a hat trick.

  • December 30, 2000 -- Olaf Kolzig (33 saves), Joe Sacco (2-1-3) and Andrei Nikolishin (1-2-3) led the Caps to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods but the Caps scored four times in the third including two ENGs. Steve Konowalchuk scored the GWG, assisted by Sacco. Sacco entered the game with two goals in his first 33 games and had not scored since Halloween.
  • January 28, 2001 -- Olaf Kolzig (33 saves), Adam Oates (1-2-3) and Peter Bondra (1-2-3) led the Capitals in a 4-2 home win.
  • October 20, 2001 -- Mark Recchi (3-1-4), John LeClair (2-1-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-3-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 home win. Philly outshot Washington 20-4 in the first period.
  • October 30, 2001 -- Brian Boucher made 32 saves and Simon Gagne scored twice in the Flyers' 3-0 shutout victory at Washington. Chris McAllister beat Chris Simon twice in fights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOoBL6x4R8Q and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P1sOFfMePA
  • November 15, 2001 -- Brian Boucher and Roman Cechmanek combined (24 saves) to shutout the Capitals 5-0 in Philadelphia. Jiri Dopita (1-1-2) had his first NHL goal and Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers led 3-0 less than four minutes in the game, scoring an even-strength, goal, a shorty and a PPG. Chris McAllister and Stephen Peat hooked up in a spirited fight won easily by McAllister. Boucher suffered a left hamstring injury and didn't return until December 13. Chris Therien was diagnosed with a concussion after a collision with Trent Whitfield which resulted in the Flyer hitting his face along the boards; he missed the next five games.

  • December 26, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves and Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 victory at Washington. Dan McGillis and Simon Gagne added two points each. Stephen Peat tallied with under five minutes to go in the game giving the Caps their first goal against the Flyers in over 183 minutes of play. The Flyers out-scored the Caps 18-4 in the four-game season series sweep.

  • March 19, 2002 -- Adam Oates was traded to Philadelphia by Washington for Maxime Ouellet and Philadelphia's 1st (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Martin Vagner), 2nd (Maxime Daigneault) and 3rd (Derek Krestanovich) round choices in the 2002 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Oates led the NHL in assists and the Flyers suffered two key injuries in their previous game when centers Jeremy Roenick (hyperextended right knee) and Keith Primeau (ribs) went down against Tampa Bay. "We didn't plan on trading Adam Oates 24 hours ago but, when Philadelphia lost Jeremy Roenick to an injury last night, they had a need for a playmaking center," Capitals general manager George McPhee said. "Given Adam's unrestricted free agent status, it was uncertain if he was going to be a Capital next year."
  • October 19, 2002 -- Robert Esche made a strong debut for his new team in Philly's 3-1 Saturday afternoon home victory. Esche made 23 saves and Michal Handzus, the player acquired with him in a trade with Phoenix, was a perfect 10-for-10 on faceoffs. The Flyers trailed 1-0 thirty-five minutes into the game but then scored twice in 99 seconds to take a 2-1 lead.
  • November 2, 2002 -- The Flyers outshot Washington 45-11 in a 2-1 win. Sebastien Charpentier made 43 saves for the Capitals. It was the fifth straight game (part of a six game win streak) the Flyers held the Caps to one goal or less. The Flyers held a 23-6 goals advantage during this 6-game win streak.
  • November 9, 2002 -- Olaf Kolzig made 43 saves and Washington scored four times in the middle period of a 4-1 home win. Roman Cechmanek was replaced after the Caps scored three goals in the first 6:45 of the second period.
  • March 10, 2003 -- Peter Bondra scored in OT to give the Caps a 2-1 home win. Washington dominated the third period and OT by out-shooting Philly 17-3 and scoring two PPGs. Bondra's GWG came with Kim Johnsson serving a minor. Robert Esche made 28 saves.
  • November 6, 2003 -- The Flyers beat Washington for the sixth consecutive time and extended their home unbeaten streak to 13 games in this series with a 4-2 victory. In the first two periods, the Flyers led 3-0 and held a 27-11 shot advantage. Jeremy Roenick and Tony Amonte each had two points. Robert Esche made 22 saves.
  • January 25, 2004 -- Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and John LeClair (1-3-4) led Philly to a 4-1 road win in which they outshot Washington 22-13 including 9-2 in the third period.
  • February 4, 2004 -- Antero Niittymaki made his NHL debut and Mark Recchi had three points as the Flyers trounced Washington 5-1 in Philadelphia. The Flyers had a 41-20 shot advantage. Among the goals was Simon Gagne's 100th in the NHL.

  • March 6, 2004 -- Olaf Kolzig made 24 saves in the Caps' 2-1 home win. Jeff Halpern and Kelly Miller each had two points.

  • November 3, 2005 -- The Flyers scored the last eight goals in an 8-1 home win. Jon Sim, Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne each scored two goals, defensemen Mike Rathje and Joni Pitkanen each had three assists and forwards Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble each (1-2-3) had three points. Robert Esche made 29 saves.

  • December 31, 2005 -- Brian Willsie scored on the final shootout attempt (2-1) in Washington's 4-3 win.
  • January 6, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 23 saves while Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg each had two points in the Flyers' 3-1 win at Washington.
  • February 10, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 39 saves and Brian Savage scored twice on the PP in a 5-4 win for the injury-depleted Flyers who were missing six regulars. The Caps had a two-man advantage, down by a goal 3-2, for 98 seconds but couldn't solve Esche. Philly scored four straight times, the last three on the PP, in a span of 11:03 to take a 5-2 lead. The teams combined for 19 PPs and each squad scored three PPGs.
  • September 26, 2006 -- Mike Richards fought Alex Ovechkin in a pre-season game:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LINLa7_kD5E
  • November 4, 2006 -- Washington snapped a 16-game (0-15-1) winless streak in games played at Philly, 5-3, with four first period goals. It was the most first-period goals allowed by the Flyers in a home game since March 15, 1997, when Buffalo scored five times in the opening period of a 7-5 Flyers loss. The streak that the Caps ended was the longest current (at the time) road winless streak by one NHL team against another. Alex Ovechkin and Ben Clymer each scored twice.
  • December 9, 2006 -- Bryan Muir's third period goal snapped a 3-3 tie in Washington's 5-3 win at Philly. Alex Ovechkin had three (1-2-3) points. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in the second period to tie the game 2-2.
  • December 16, 2006 -- Peter Forsberg returned to the lineup after a four-game absence due to an ankle injury, then left this game with a concussion. Washington won 4-1 at home. A hit by Alex Ovechkin late in the first period resulted in Forsberg's head hitting the knee of Washington's Dainius Zubrus. Alexander Semin scored twice and he had three points along with Ovechkin.
  • January 9, 2007 -- Alex Ovechkin had three points in the Caps' 6-2 home win. Kyle Calder of Philly scored a PPG and a SHG in the third period after the Caps held a 5-0 lead.
  • November 2, 2007 -- Antero Niittymaki had 24 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 road win. Mike Richards, who needed 12 stitches around his nose after a fight with Brooks Laich ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMqDieogYBk ), and who later scored said "I don't look very good right now. I'm not too attractive." Alex Ovechkin scored for the eighth consecutive game against the Flyers. Ben Eager fought Brian Sutherby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-zrVfGbl6g
  • November 23, 2007 -- Niklas Backstrom (1-2-3) celebrated his 20th birthday with an OT goal and in the Caps' 4-3 Black Friday win at Philly Bruce Boudreau made his coaching debut. The Caps led 3-0 but the Flyers rallied with two late second period SHGs before Mike Richards evened the game with 4:15 to play in regulation.
  • January 13, 2008 -- The Flyers recorded a 6-4 road win led by Kimmo Timonen's three points and Mike Knuble's two goals. Alex Ovechkin notched his 33rd goal of the season in his first game since signing a 13-year, $124 million contract.
  • February 6, 2008 -- The Caps scored three straight third period goals to take a 4-1 lead in an eventual 4-3 win in Philly. Olaf Kolzig made 31 saves. Ron Hextall was inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame prior to the game -- highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34-Gu8EmhH4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHaJr...eature=related
  • April 11, 2008 -- In Game 1 in DC, Washington rallied from a 4-2 deficit with three third period goals in a 5-4 win. Mike Green scored twice in the early third period to even the game and then Alex Ovechkin scored with 4:32 to play for the GWG. Ovechkin became the fourth NHL player since 1990 to score a game-winning goal within the final five minutes of the third period, or in overtime, in his first career postseason game. The others to do that over that period were San Jose's Vlastimil Kroupa in 1994, Philadelphia's Karl Dykhuis in 1995 and San Jose's Niko Dimitrakos in 2004. Danny Briere (2-1-3) and Vinnie Prospal (2-1-3) led the Flyers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyNOY5Hknc
  • April 13, 2008 -- In Game 2 in DC, Martin Biron stopped 24 shots and R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter scored first period goals in the Flyers 2-0 victory. Biron recorded his third shutout in his last four starts. The Flyers dominated the play by outshooting Washington 41-24. The teams combined to go 0-for-11 on the PP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44jOBiGMX3c

  • April 15, 2008 -- In Game 3 in Philly, the Flyers won 6-3. The game was scoreless 16+ minutes in but the teams combined for four goals in the next 2:33 and the Flyers held a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Danny Briere gave the Flyers leads of 1-0 and 4-2, his second goal coming with 10 seconds left in the second period and on the PP. Scott Hartnell and Sami Kapanen scored 17 seconds apart in the first period and Mike Richards electrified the home crowd with a penalty shot goal at 17:01 of the third period to give the Flyers a 5-3 lead. Briere (2-1-3) and Vinnie Prospal (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers outshot Washington 33-19. THOR!!! Incredibly, Patrick Thoresen returned to the lineup after being hit in the groin with a puck during Game 1. Derian Hatcher returned to the lineup for the first time since suffering a broken leg on March 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7uv...eature=related

  • April 17, 2008 -- In Game 4 in Philly, Mike Knuble's goal in double OT gave the Flyers an electrifying 4-3 victory. Afterwards, Knuble said "It's an unbelievable feeling to score in this town and hear the building go nuts. You pinch yourself. You can't believe it's happening." Danny Briere scored midway through the third period to send the game to OT. Jeff Carter, who had three points (2-1-3) and was a +3, registered eight shots on goal and scored the first and last goals in the opening period. The game was tied 2-2 after 20 minutes then Steve Eminger gave Washington a 3-2 lead after two periods. Philly outshot Washington 46-41, including 18-12 in the OTs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q43bqFWhiHk

  • April 19, 2008 -- In Game 5 in DC, Cristobal Huet made 30 saves and the Caps scored two PPGs in a 3-2 win. The Flyers had a 21-6 third period shots advantage and 32-26 in the game. Vinnie Prospal and Danny Briere each had two points. Mike Knuble sustained a partial tear of his left hamstring late in the second period. "I just kind of caught my heel and went down awkwardly," Knuble said. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-71DgJgV2U
  • April 21, 2008 -- In Game 6 in Philly, Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the third period which completed the Caps' 4-2 comeback win. The Flyers led 2-0 about midway through the game but Washington scored twice in the second and tied the game when Alexander Semin tallied with 1:57 left in the middle period. Washington held a 40-35 shots advantage including 12-8 in the third period. Ovechkin had not scored since Game 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su2Woqogq3c
  • April 22, 2008 -- In Game 7 at Washington, Joffrey Lupul scored a PPG 6:06 into OT and the Flyers advanced with a thrilling and rare Game 7 overtime road win. (Lupul interview #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwMv-gH2WlU ). Lupul interview #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0faR...eature=related ). The advantage had just nine seconds remaining, an opportunity provided when Tom Poti was penalized for tripping. Afterwards, Poti said "I definitely didn't think it was a penalty. It's tough to beat the officials as well as the Flyers." Martin Biron made 39 saves in the win and stifled any doubts about playing on consecutive nights (he was 0-5 in the regular season). It marked the 8th time in NHL history that teams played Games 6 and 7 on back-to-back nights. Scottie Upshall, Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn were other strong performers. The Caps held a 41-34 shots advantage and a decisive 16-5 edge in the third period. The Flyers held a 7-2 shots advantage in the OT. It was the 30th Game 7 to go to OT in NHL history. The game was tied 1-1 after one period and 2-2 after two periods. Steve Downie made his NHL PO debut. Danny Briere had 11 points (6-5-11) in the seven games, marking the 12th time that a Flyers' player had amassed 10+ points in a PO series. The road team won about 36% of Game 7's since the NHL adopted the format; it was the 30th Game 7 to go to overtime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8KVx8vDlYw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFcU...eature=related

  • June 20, 2008 -- Steve Eminger and Washington's 3rd round choice (Jacob Deserres) in 2008 Entry Draft were sent to Philly for the Flyers' 1st round choice (John Carlson) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
  • December 20, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 47 saves including a perfect 25-for-25 in the first period of the Flyers' 7-1 home victory. Scott Hartnell recorded a hat trick in a span of 11:40 in the third period, the first time he has accomplished the feat in one period. Jeff Carter gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead when he scored a pair of goals within 54 seconds in the last five minutes of the second period. Hartnell (3-1-4), Carter (2-2-4) and Joffrey Lupul (1-3-4) combined for 12 points. Carter was a +5 while both Hartnell and Lupul were a +4 each. The Flyers were outshot 25-6 in the first period but led 1-0. After two periods, the Flyers were up 3-0 despite being outshot 39-13. The 25 shots on net in the first period tied a Washington franchise record for shots in a period (the most shots allowed in one period by Philadelphia was 32 by the Minnesota North Stars, December 13, 1972, which was one shy of the NHL record). The Flyers' team record for shots by an opponent in Philadelphia is 52, also held by the Minnesota North Stars, February 3, 1990. Alex Ovechkin had 12 of the Caps' shots. Donald Brashear had 26 PIMs including two fighting majors and a misconduct. Brent Johnson (three GA) was replaced by Jose Theodore (four GA) after 40 minutes.
  • January 6, 2009 -- Philly ended a six-game road trip (2-2-2) when Viktor Kozlov scored the lone shootout goal in a 2-1 loss at Washington. Braydon Coburn's PPG 23 seconds into the third period evened the game 1-1. Martin Biron and Jose Theodore both faced 34 shots; the Flyers had a 6-1 edge in overtime. Mike Richards won 15 of 18 faceoffs. The Caps won for the 18th time in the last 20 games and improved to 18-1-1 at home. The Flyers played in a shootout for the third straight time, a franchise first.
  • February 24, 2009 -- The Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:19 midway in the third period and Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves in the 4-2 win at Washington. The Capitals led 2-0 but Claude Giroux scored a PPG in the second period then the line of Scott-Hartnell-Jeff Carter-Joffrey Lupul accounted for the next six points to put Philly on top 3-2. Arron Asham finished the scoring with a pretty goal -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FOSAxfmsNQ
  • March 12, 2009 -- Alex Ovechkin (1-1-2) scored late in the second period, Jose Theodore made 35 saves and Washington recorded a 2-1 win in Philadelphia.
  • October 6, 2009 --Danny Briere celebrated his 32nd brithday by scoring with 1:08 remaining in OT in the Flyers' exciting 6-5 home win. Mike Richards, who recorded his second career hat trick, became the first Flyer to achieve the feat in a home opener. He also scored consecutive goals within 18 seconds late in the second period to give Philly a 4-3 lead. Richards (3-0-3) and Matt Carle (0-4-4) recorded all seven of their points in the middle period after the teams played to a scoreless opening period. Carle's four assists tied an NHL record by a d-man in a period. The Caps pulled ahead 5-4 in the third period but Scott Hartnell's PPG with 4:15 to play made it 5-5. Ray Emery made 31 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-9 on the PP. Alex Ovechkin (2-1-3), Nikas Backstrom (0-3-3) and Alexander Semin (2-0-2) led Washington. Semyon Varlamov (21/25) was replaced by Jose Theodore (14/16).

  • October 27, 2009 -- Washington rallied from a late second period 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 at home. Niklas Backstrom (1-3-4), Alex Ovechkin (2-0-2) and Alexander Semin (1-2-3) combined for nine points and Jose Theodore made 41 saves including 20-for-20 in the third period. The Flyers led 2-0 on second period PPGs by Scott Hartnell and Braydon Coburn but the Caps tied the game with two goals in the final 3:52 of the period. Semin netted the GWG 5:24 into the third period.
  • December 5, 2009 --at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
  • January 17, 2010 -- at Washington 3:00 PM

All Times are Eastern Time.
DayDateSite and OpponentTime Broadcast
Mon Dec 7 A - Montreal 7:30 PM RDS (HD), TCN-PH
Tue Dec 8 H - NY Islanders 7:00 PM VERSUS (HD), TSN2 (HD)
Thu Dec 10 H - Ottawa 7:00 PM TSN2 (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Dec 12 A - New Jersey 7:00 PM CSN-PH (HD), MSG PLUS 2

GDT MUSIC: "Put the Finger On You" by AC/DC

"And Afleet Alex just ran by Giacomo like he was standing still....a compelling, outstanding performance by the plucky Afleet Alex." 10-year anniversary of the 2005 Belmont Stakes.

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Really excited for this if for no other reason then to watch Lavi coach.

I don't expect an immediate turn-around (as should no one else), but I'm not sure what to expect from this game.

We finally giving Emery a start or are we pulling this "compete for the starter's spot" ******** again?

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I want a bench clearing brawl to start off Lavi's coaching tenure. He should set the tone.
With a Laviolette coached team, that is highly unlikely.

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Originally Posted by Garbage Goal View Post
Really excited for this if for no other reason then to watch Lavi coach.

I don't expect an immediate turn-around (as should no one else), but I'm not sure what to expect from this game.

We finally giving Emery a start or are we pulling this "compete for the starter's spot" ******** again?
Finally? He was skipped for one start. It's not like Boucher went on a long run here unlike when Emery started 16 of the first 17 games.

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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
With a Laviolette coached team, that is highly unlikely.
Briere should get into a fight his first shift, skate over to the bench and say, "You can't control me *****, mother****a!"

True... true...

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With this game we can assess the true character of the young leadership on the team. Either it's another boring 2-1 luckfest, or the Flyers get motivated enough to put up 5 goals.

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With this game we can assess the true character of the young leadership on the team. Either it's another boring 2-1 luckfest, or the Flyers get motivated enough to put up 5 goals.
On Theodore, yes. On Varlamov, no. Varly is a quality guy. 11-1-2 or something like that while putting up a .920 save percentage.

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That's true, I was assuming Varlamov would get the start. Bruce would be really dumb not to, given his own experience, Bylsma's, etc.

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I think this song would better fit the situation:

Hope Lavi has a good one for his first game and gets us some points.

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Actually looking forward to the game for once since these last few games. Plus, no Ovi. Awesome.

Just win, guys. Actually, just score. We'll work from there.

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Just get a goal and go from there. If anything, get a goal in the first minute and do not look back. Just remember to keep the NHL low of 1st period goals allowed down like before.

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Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS View Post
Just get a goal and go from there. If anything, get a goal in the first minute and do not look back. Just remember to keep the NHL low of 1st period goals allowed down like before.
Good point. Let's start with scoring a goal and go from there.

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Carter actually tries this game. I say 5-2 the last into an empty net.

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