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#31: Flyers @ Bruins - December 14, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (14-15-1) vs. BOSTON BRUINS (16-9-6)

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FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Hartnell Richards Giroux
Van Riemsdyk Carter Briere
Laperriere Pyorala Asham
Carcillo KalinskiNodl

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Carle Pronger
Parent Timonen
Tollefson Bartulis

Goalies:
Possible Starter Possible Backup
Boucher Backlund

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Betts separated right shoulder out about two more weeks from Dec. 9
Coburn ankle sprain will not play tonight
Cote healthy is available
Emery left side, lower stomach surgery out approx. six weeks from Dec. 8
Gagne two small hernias in his right groin could return late December
Powe shoulder strain out about two more weeks from Dec. 9

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
45 ASHAM, Arron 5'11' 205 Right Portage-La-Prairie, Manitoba 4/13/78
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
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

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
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

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTCATCHES PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
30 BACKLUND, Johan 6' 2" 198 Left Skelleftea, Sweden 07/24/81
33 BOUCHER, Brian 6'2'' 200 Left Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1/2/77

FLYERS' STATS:

BRUINS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Wheeler M. Savard Bitz
Sturm Bergeron Recchi
Sobotka Krejci Ryder
Paille BeginS. Thornton

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Z. Chara D. Morris
A. Ference D. Wideman
M. Stuart J. Boychuk

Goalies:
Possible Starter Possible Backup
T. Rask T. Thomas

BRUINS' INJURIES:
PlayerReason Status
Hunwick healthy available
Lucic left ankle is out

BRUINS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
27 Steve Begin 6' 0" 192 Jun 14, 1978 Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
37 Patrice Bergeron "A" 6' 2" 194 Jul 24, 1985 Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN
61 Byron Bitz 6' 3" 200 Jul 21, 1984 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
46 David Krejci 6' 0" 177 Apr 28, 1986 Sternberk, CZE
17 Milan Lucic 6' 4" 220 Jun 7, 1988 Vancouver, BC, CAN
20 Daniel Paille 6' 0" 200 Apr 15, 1984 Welland, ON, CAN
28 Mark Recchi 5' 10" 195 Feb 1, 1968 Kamloops, BC, CAN
73 Michael Ryder 6' 0" 186 Mar 31, 1980 Bonavista, NL, CAN
91 Marc Savard 5' 10" 191 Jul 17, 1977 Ottawa, ON, CAN
60 Vladimir Sobotka 5' 10" 183 Jul 2, 1987 Trebic, CZE
16 Marco Sturm 6' 0" 194 Sep 8, 1978 Dingolfing, DEU
22 Shawn Thornton 6' 2" 217 Jul 23, 1977 Oshawa, ON, CAN
26 Blake Wheeler 6' 5" 205 Aug 31, 1986 Robbinsdale, MN, USA

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
55 Johnny Boychuk 6' 2" 225 Jan 19, 1984 Edmonton, AB, CAN
33 Zdeno Chara "C" 6' 9" 255 Mar 18, 1977 Trencin, SVK
21 Andrew Ference 5' 11" 189 Mar 17, 1979 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Matt Hunwick 5' 11" 190 May 21, 1985 Warren, MI, USA
53 Derek Morris 6' 0" 221 Aug 24, 1978 Edmonton, AB, CAN
45 Mark Stuart 6' 2" 213 Apr 27, 1984 Rochester, MN, USA
6 Dennis Wideman 6' 0" 196 Mar 20, 1983 Kitchener, ON, CAN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
40 Tuukka Rask 6' 3" 169 Mar 10, 1987 Savonlinna, FIN
30 Tim Thomas 5' 11" 201 Apr 15, 1974 Flint, MI, USA

BRUINS' STATS: FLYERS-BRUINS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers are 60-80-21(T)-5(OTL) all-time in the regular season.
  • The Flyers are 35-35-10-2 at home and 25-45-11-3 away.
  • The Flyers are 9-1-1-3 in the last 14 games at Boston.
  • Boston has won nine of the last 15 in Philadelphia.
  • The visiting team has won 12 of the last 16 games.
  • 17 of the last 24 games played have been decided by one goal or less.
  • The teams have split four PO series. Boston is 11-9 in 20 games. Philly is 6-4 at home and 3-7 away.

1960s:
  • October 18, 1967 -- Boston traded Rosie Paiement to Philly for the Flyers' 1970 #1 pick (#4 overall, Boston chose Rick MacLeish). Boston picked Reggie Leach at #3 in 1970.
  • November 12, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the teams, Philly won 4-2 in Boston despite being outshot 39-19. The Flyers dressed seven ex-Bruins including Bernie Parent (37 saves, including 17 in the third period) and Joe Watson (scored 1:12 into the game) who played key roles. Philly led 3-0 until Glen Sather and Phil Esposito in the final 4:20.
  • January 4, 1968 -- Boston won 3-2 in the first meeting in Philly. Phil Esposito's (2-1-3) late goal snapped a 2-2 tie.
  • January 20, 1968 -- Tommy Williams snapped a 2-2 tie midway in the third period in Boston's 4-2 home win. Bernie Parent made 31 saves in a loss.
  • March 7, 1968 -- The Bruins won 2-1 in Toronto (relocated, roof collapse at the Spectrum). The game had a bloody stick-swinging incident, called one of the worst in years, when Larry Zeidel of the Flyers took a swipe at Eddie Shack who retaliated with seven whacks to Zeidel's head. Eventually, Zeidel got a four-game suspension while Shack received three games after a meeting with Clarence Campbell who said "(Zeidel) was more at fault than Shack by reason of his initial crosscheck and the first blood-letting blow to Shack's head." Campbell said of Shack's action that it was a "particularly vicious attack...while his opponent was in a defensive posture...unwarranted."
  • October 13, 1968 -- In the season opener, Phil Esposito scored in the third period in Boston's 3-2 home win. Rosaire Paiement scored both goals and Bernie Parent made 39 saves in a defeat. Paiement's two goals would be his only two in 27 games that season.
  • November 6, 1968 -- Boston doubled up Philly 46-23 in shots en route to a 7-1 home win. The Bruins scored four times, including two by Phil Esposito, in the final ten minutes.
  • November 14, 1968 -- Gary Dornhoefer had two goals and twice fought Bobby Orr in Philly's 4-2 home win. Bernie Parent was a key as Philly held a 2-1 lead though outshot 29-14 after two periods; in the third, Philly owned a 13-4 shots advantage. Said Dornhoefer, who previously played for Boston, "It is the first time I have done that (score two goals) since I played my first pro year for Minneapolis. It is always good to do it against the team that cut you." Dornhoefer didn't score again until March, missing part of the time due to an injury suffered November 23 vs. Oakland.
  • January 18, 1969 -- Ken Hodge scored in the opening minute of the third period to snap a 3-3 tie in Boston's 5-3 win in Philly. Gerry Cheevers and Doug Favell each made 35 saves.
  • February 8, 1969 -- Boston scored four times in a span of 2:03 in the first period and won 6-5 at home. Phil Esposito was banished and eventually suspended two games for excessive contact with referee Bob Sloan. Esposito became irate after being called for slashing Larry Hale 3:04 into the third period and then, after verbally chastising the ref, was handed a 10-minute misconduct. According to Clarence Campbell, Esposito, who was fined $75.00, was suspended for landing a solid left-hand punch to the ref's shoulder. The suspension was handed to Esposito a few days later at a hearing in Montreal, when the Bruins played the Canadiens, but he was allowed to play in that game which led many in the Montreal media to say that he was shown favoritism. Ken Hodge scored twice in 40 seconds to give Boston a 2-1 lead en route to a 4-1 lead 5:31 into the game. Philly got within 4-3 then 6-5 after two periods. For the Flyers, Ed Van Impe (2-1-3), Jean Guy Gendron (0-3-3) and Andre Lacroix (2-0-2) led the offense.
  • March 13, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in backing Philly to a 2-1 home win. Bill Sutherland and Jim Johnson scored in the first and second periods while Phil Esposito countered in the third period.
  • November 27, 1969 -- Johnny Bucyk's third period PPG snapped a 3-3 tie propelling Boston to a 6-4 win in the Garden. Phil Esposito (1-3-4) and Bobby Orr (2-1-3) led the Bruins. Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4), Bill Sutherland (1-2-3) and Jim Johnson (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
  • December 13, 1969 -- Ken Hodge's PPG snapped a tie with 6:26 remaining in Boston's 5-3 win in Philly. Bobby Clarke's second goal tied the game in the third period at 3-3. Bernie Parent made 33 saves. Ed Heiskala and Bobby Orr fought.
  • December 28, 1969 -- Bobby Orr (1-3-4) led Boston to a 5-4 home win. Simon Nolet (2-2-4) had four points for the Flyers. The Flyers lost for the first time while playing Kate Smith's "God Bless America."

1970-1974:
  • January 22, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 51 saves but Phil Esposito scored with six seconds left in the game and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in Boston. The Bruins held a 42-19 shots advantage (54-24 in the game) after two periods but trailed 2-1.
  • February 5, 1970 -- Gerry Cheevers made 37 saves and Bobby Orr scored twice in Boston's 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 43 saves.
  • March 7, 1970 -- Simon Nolet (3-0-3) had a hat trick, including the last two goals of the game, and Gary Dornhoefer (2-0-2) netted a pair of goals in a 5-5 tie at Philly. The Flyers led 3-1 after one period but Boston scored four times in the first half of the second period to take a 5-3 lead. It was the Flyers 23rd tie of the season, which equalled an NHL record. Johnny McKenzie (2-2-4) and John Bucyk (1-3-4) led the Bruins.
  • October 25, 1970 -- Boston won 4-3 at home, scoring four straight goals after the Flyers led 2-0. The Bruins held a 41-22 shots advantage, including 22-3 in the middle period and 33-10 over the last 40 minutes. Bernie Parent made 33 saves.
  • November 21, 1970 -- Boston scored three third period goals and won 5-2 in Philly. Gerry Cheevers (33 saves), Phil Esposito and Don Marcotte (two goals each) led Boston. Bobby Clarke scored both Flyers' goals. Bernie Parent played the last two periods after Doug Favell was pulled due to a knee injury which sidelined him 18 days.
  • December 12, 1970 -- Ken Hodge scored a first period PPG in Boston's 1-0 road win as Doug Favell (37 saves) and Gerry Cheevers (33 saves) hooked up. Derek Sanderson, while penalized, entered the crowd and fought two Flyers' fans after one called him "an animal." Reporters who witnessed the fray said that Sanderson cursed referee John Ashley which led to jeers and he then spat at the fans.

  • January 3, 1971 -- Johnny Bucyk had a hat trick and Gerry Cheevers made 32 saves in the Bruins' 5-1 win in Philly.
  • January 28, 1971 -- Gerry Cheevers made 32 saves and Ken Hodge scored twice in Boston's 6-2 win.
  • January 31, 1971 -- The Flyers acquired Rick MacLeish and Danny Schock from Boston for Mike Walton.
  • March 20, 1971 -- Boston won at home 5-3. Gerry Cheevers made 34 saves and Bobby Orr and Fred Stanfield had three-points each. Bruce Gamble made 37 stops in the loss.
  • November 24, 1971 -- Gerry Cheevers made 25 saves and John McKenzie and Phil Esposito scored in Boston's 2-1 win in Philly.
  • November 25, 1971 -- Eddie Johnston (29 saves) and Bobby Orr (1-3-4) led Boston to a 4-2 home win.
  • December 25, 1971 -- Ken Hodge had four points in Boston's Christmas Day win in the Garden. The Bruins outshot Philly 22-8 in the third period and 45-23 in the game. Reggie Leach (26 career points as a Bruin) assisted on Boston's last goal.
  • January 27, 1972 -- Phil Esposito had a hat trick (including an ENG) and 12 shots in Boston's 4-2 home win. Bruce Gamble made 43 saves in the loss.
  • January 29, 1972 -- Boston won 4-2 in Philly scoring three third period goals. Bill Flett and Ross Lonsberry made their Flyers' debuts.
  • February 17, 1972 -- Phil Esposito (3-1-4), John McKenzie (0-3-3) and Gerry Cheevers (25 saves) led Boston to a 4-1 win in Philly despite 38 saves by Doug Favell.
  • August 2, 1972 -- Left unprotected and not taken in the expansion draft, John McKenzie was traded by Boston to the Flyers for cash. McKenzie then jumped to the WHA to be player-coach of the Philadelphia Blazers and eventually sued the Flyers for the right to play in the WHA despite having a contract with the Flyers. A judge ruled in favor of McKenzie and other players in a "reserve clause" judgment. McKenzie, injured during the pre-season, quit as head coach of the Blazers after a 2-11 start but remained as a player.
  • November 26, 1972 -- Boston scored six straight goals en route to a 6-4 home win. Gregg Sheppard (1-2-3) led the Bruins. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) led the Flyers.
  • December 9, 1972 -- Phil Esposito (1-1-2) had 11 shots in Boston's 4-3 win in Philly. The Flyers had just 2 PIMs for the eighth time in the team's history. Gary Dornhoefer's then team-record seven game scoring streak was snapped.
  • December 17, 1972 -- Boston won for the 15th straight time in this series, 5-3 in Philly. Gregg Sheppard and Ken Hodge scored twice and the Bruins built a 5-0 lead. Goalie Michel Belhumeur was then removed for Doug Favell. Rick MacLeish assisted on all three Flyers' goals. At 9:09 of the second period, Carol Vadnais got into a physical confrontation with a fan along the glass during play. The fan pressed charges but after a 1-1/2 hour meeting following the game, the charges were dropped. According to Vadnais, the fan attempted to take the player's stick which gave the player a bruise under his eye.
  • February 4, 1973 -- Bobby Clarke's 100th career NHL goal, with 6:46 to play, gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Boston. The tie snapped a still-existing team-record 15 straight losses to one team. Philly entered the game with marks of 1-13-1 in Boston Garden and 3-26-2 overall in the series. At one point, during an Ed Van Impe-Wayne Cashman confrontation, goalies Ross Brooks and Bobby Taylor (36 saves for the Flyers) decided to entertain themselves by shooting the puck towards each other, Taylor's second attempt (Brooks had two) was booed when it barely crossed center ice. Boston outshot Philly 38-34. Two days later, the Bruins fired head coach Tom Johnson despite a record of 31-16-5 and a lifetime mark of 111-27-18; Boston was just 3-6-1 in their last 10 games and were ineffective in recent third periods. Bep Guidolin, who would coach against Fred Shero in the 1974 Finals, took control while Johnson was given an administrative role.
  • February 15, 1973 -- Eddie Johnston made 37 saves and Bobby Orr had three points in Boston's 3-1 win in Philly. The Bruins' Derek Sanderson returned to the NHL after a brief (eight games) move to the WHA where he signed what was reported as the richest contract in pro sports history.
  • November 22, 1973 -- Boston won 4-2 at home. Bernie Parent was tossed for unsportsmanlike behavior over a disputed goal by Phil Esposito (who scored twice) at the 9:14 mark. Don Saleski scored the first of consecutive goals with two seconds left in the opening period. Derek Sanderson scored in his first NHL game after suffering a back injury during the preseason.
  • December 9, 1973 -- Boston scored twice in the last 1:22 and played to a 3-3 tie in Philly. Phil Esposito scored with 31 seconds left after Bobby Orr recorded a goal with 1:22 to play. Rick MacLeish gave the Flyers a 3-1 lead.
  • January 27, 1974 -- The teams played a nationally televised Sunday afternoon game in Boston and NBC hyped it by promoting star players from both teams. Prior to the game, Fred Shero chose Bobby Taylor as the starting goalie instead of Bernie Parent, a move which which stunned the NBC brass. When asked why he chose Taylor over Parent who had started 43 of 45 games that season, Shero said "It was his turn." Boston overcame a 3-1 hole and won 5-3. Philly led 3-2 after 40 minutes despite being outshot 29-12. Bobby Orr (2-1-3) had three points and 12 shots before exiting with 3:40 left in the game with a bruised left thigh which prevented him from playing in the upcoming All-Star Game; he returned February 9 against Philly. Afterwards, each team praised the opposition. Shero said "Orr was fantastic today but he always is...He's the best." Harry Sinden said "The Flyers play the man as well as any club in the NHL." Phil Esposito said "The Flyers are a good, solid club. They skate their lanes, they check well and they have good goaltending. I don't think Chicago can catch them in the West." Bep Guidolin (Bruins' head coach) said "Philadelphia has as good a chance as any team to win the Stanley Cup."


  • February 9, 1974 -- Ken Hodge and Carol Vadnais each scored twice to lead Boston to a 5-3 win at home and extend their unbeaten streak in this series to 27 (23-0-4) games. Dave Schultz's second goal knotted the game at 3-3 in the third period but Johnny Bucyk's PPG was the go-ahead tally. Bernie Parent made 43 saves. Phil Esposito (0-4-4, 7 shots), Bobby Orr (0-3-3, 7 shots), Vadnais (2-0-2, 7 shots) and Hodge (2-0-2, 9 shots) combined for 11 points and 30 shots.
  • March 30, 1974 -- The Flyers' winless skid in this series at 27 games (0-23-4) ended with a 5-3 victory. The win clinched the West Division title; balloons and confetti fell from atop the Spectrum in celebration. The Flyers were now 33-3-1 all-time with the playing of Kate Smith's "God Bless America." As a tribute to the importance of this game and how it represented immediate promise, Flyers' boss Ed Snider decided to honor the fans by naming them the "three stars of the game." Philly entered this game 3-30-4 in this series and the last win came March 13, 1969. Bernie Parent set an NHL record with his 45th victory, surpassing Terry Sawchuk's 44. Ross Lonsberry (2-1-3) led the offense. Bill Flett had two points in the first 1:12 of the second period, goals that gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Philly held a 40-25 shots advantage. Dave Schultz fought Terry O'Reilly twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PyOmKNKe0E
  • May 7, 1974 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bobby Orr's controversial goal with 22 seconds left in regulation, on a 30-footer that trickled between Bernie Parent's pads on a possible deflection in front, gave Boston a 3-2 win. Wayne Cashman hauled and held defenseman Moose Dupont in the corner, passed the puck over to Ken Hodge who fed Orr at the point. After the game, Bernie Parent commented about the non-call "The guy (referee Dave Newell) has bad judgment or he has no guts or something. Cashman was holding Dupont's leg for a good five or six seconds. Everybody saw it." Dupont was immediately ejected by Newell for arguing the call saying "I complained to him in English and French just to make sure" while Cashman claimed that Dupont's skate blade caught onto his stocking and that is why the two were tangled. The play began in the Boston zone when Bill Flett nearly beat Gilles Gilbert with 55 seconds to play, but the puck, in the crease, was swept aside and the Bruins rushed down to the Flyers' zone. Earlier in the game, Cashman beat Ed Van Impe in the game's only fight and it led to the ejection of key d-man Jimmy Watson as third man in. The game was relatively mellow compared to pre-series hype. Prior to the game, Bruins' head coach Bep Guidolin said of Dave Schultz "Schultz, Schwartz, whatever his name is - aw, he doesn't bother us." The game was loosely officiated by Newell. The Flyers won the faceoffs, something that was a major key throughout this series, 46-35. Orr (six) and Bobby Clarke (seven) led their teams in the shots department. Phil Esposito played 30:43. Philly played without: Barry Ashbee (eye), Bob Kelly (knee) and Bill Clement (knee). On the winning goal, Orr received a prolonged ovation from the Garden crowd; however, Ken Hodge, not always a fan-favorite in Boston, received a mix of boos and cheers when his name was announced for assisting on the goal. Afterwards, Bruins' head coach Bep Guidolin said "Hodge has his hate-club in Boston" while Hodge said "I thought I was playing on the road."

  • May 9, 1974: In Game 2, Bobby Clarke scored the GWG at 12:01 of OT and the Flyers recorded a stunning 3-2 win in Boston. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kbg_...eature=related The goal was set up when Dave Schultz stole the puck from Terry O'Reilly and passed to Bill Flett who found Clarke. Moose Dupont tied the game with 0:52 left in regulation on a terrific pass from Rick MacLeish. Bernie Parent was fabulous with 37 saves and among them was one on a Johnny Bucyk breakaway. Schultz and Flett assisted on both of Clarke's (2-1-3) goals. Clarke won 22 of 30 faceoffs. Phil Esposito was credited with a game-high nine shots. This was a chippy game especially when compared to Game One. Schultz and O'Reilly had a first period fight. Wayne Cashman of Boston was tossed from the game as a third man in during an Orest Kindrachuk-Gilles Gilbert minor scrap at the 20:00 minute mark of the second period (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPvQ...eature=related). Upon the conclusion of the game, two paper bags with bottles inside were tossed onto the ice from the crowd nearly hitting players. During the game, a Bruins' fan jumped onto the Boston player's bench taunting Fred Shero but a Boston police officer escorted the patron. The day prior to the game, Shero flew back to Philadelphia in order to watch video of Russia-Canada games and incorporated some of the Soviets' system in this game especially when on the PK. The Flyers entered this game with a 4-31-4 record against the Bruins and won in Boston for the first time since the very first game in this series, in 1967.
  • May 12, 1974: In Game 3, the Flyers trailed 1:03 into the game but rallied for a 4-1 home win. Tom Bladon and Terry Crisp scored in the first period then Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry added third period goals. Gary Dornhoefer suffered a separated left shoulder which prevented him from playing the rest of this series. Bernie Parent made 24 saves, one more than Gilles Gilbert. After the game, the Bruins' faced internal criticism as head coach Bep Guidolin said "We have six guys playing today. I don't know what I have to do to convince them that Philly is a good team." Bobby Orr said "We have only four guys playing." Gregg Sheppard said "Eight guys are playing for us." Andre Savard, Terry O'Reilly, Don Marcotte and Sheppard, among others, were generally acknowledged as the top performers.
  • May 14, 1974: In Game 4, Bill Barber's wrist-shot with 5:35 left snapped a 2-2 tie and Andre Dupont's insurance tally gave the Flyers a 4-2 home win. Bobby Orr said of Barber's goal "That may be the best wrist shot I have ever seen, maybe the best ever." The play was formed when Ross Lonsberry made a terrific defensive play on Orr and Barber picked up the loose puck. The goal, which snapped Barber's nine-game scoring drought, happened when Fred Shero switched lines to put Barber, normally a LW, on the right side with Lonsberry (LW) and Rick MacLeish (C). The Flyers led 2-0 by the 5:30 mark on quick strikes by Rick MacLeish (PPG) and Dave Schultz. Boston rallied to tie it 2-2 on goals by Phil Esposito (PPG) and Andre Savard. There were three fights in the first 7:56 (including Orest Kindrachuk and Savard -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh00NDxptwQ )and 60 PIMs in the opening period. The second period saw a key moment as Bobby Schmautz of Boston missed what appeared to be an easy goal with the net open and Bernie Parent out of position. Afterwards, he said "I choked or whatever you call it." In the third, the Flyers scored twice. Parent made 28 saves while Gilles Gilbert made 27 stops. The day before the game, Bep Guidolin held an optional practice but only a few Bruins' players showed, among them Andre Savard, Darryl Edestrand and Al Sims. Most of the stars stayed away which led to more frustration for Guidolin. He did praise Orr, Gilbert, Dallas Smith, Wayne Cashman, Gregg Sheppard and O'Reilly for their play.
  • May 16, 1974: In Game 5, Boston rallied for a 5-1 win led by a 38-shot attack. Bobby Orr (2-1-3) scored twice in the second period and recorded points on the first three goals. The game was probably the nastiest of the series as referee Dave Newell called an NHL record 43 penalties (38 was the previous high, in 1969 and 1970, in two games involving Boston) and a record was set for most penalties called against one team (Philly had 22 and Boston 21). The Flyers were issued 70 of the 138 PIMs called. At the 0:24 mark, Dave Schultz and Carol Vadnais received fighting majors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf31M...eature=related). Later in the first, Terry O'Reilly picked up an extra two minutes for kneeing during a fight with Moose Dupont. During the kill, Gregg Sheppard (1-2-3) gave Boston a 1-0 lead. It was the only goal in the first period but there was a third fight, this one involving Jimmy Watson and Andre Savard. In the second period, Bill Clement tied the game but Orr scored consecutive goals to give Boston a 3-1 lead, then Schultz and Wayne Cashman fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRUmhl13zI0 With Dupont in the box, Ken Hodge scored on the PP 39 seconds into the third period. The festivities continued when Cashman was called for spearing then a series of minors ensued. At 13:58 and Boston up 4-1, Schultz and Cashman fought yet again resulting in Schultz' ejection for his third major of the game -- also ejected was Boston's Bobby Schmautz as third man in. With 1:13 to play, two more battles took place as Tom Bladon bloodied Boston's Richie Leduc while Vadnais fought a second time, in this instance against Bruce Cowick -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRUmhl13zI0 There were seven separate fights in the game. Twelve seconds later, Don Marcotte finished the scoring. For the second time in three games in Boston Garden, Bruins' fans littered the ice by tossing glass bottles leading a perturbed head coach Bep Guidolin to say "They talk about the fans in Philly. What about some of the ones here." Guidolin also stated "To hell with him (Schultz). I want to talk about my hockey team. We're going to win this thing."
  • May 19, 1974: In Game 6, Bernie Parent made 30 saves, Rick MacLeish scored at the 14:48 mark of the first period and the Flyers shocked the NHL world by becoming the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup with a 1-0 win in the Spectrum. Goalies Gilles Gilbert (25 saves) and Bernie Parent (30 saves) were magnificent. Parent's kick save, one for the ages, off a Ken Hodge bullet with under three minutes to play in the third period was a crushing blow to Boston as the shot was near perfect yet still not good enough to beat Parent. The goalie also made a brilliant save on Carol Vadnais as well and afterwards Bruins' exec Harry Sinden said "It was the most sensational stop I ever saw." With 2:22 to play, a frustrated Bobby Orr was penalized, a questionable call, for holding Bobby Clarke on a potential scoring play. The game began with a live appearance (her second of four) of star Kate Smith singing "God Bless America." Bruins' coach Bep Guidolin said "It's bush league. Why didn't they get a with-it singer like Billy Eckstine or Frank Sinatra. Kate Smith is yesterday." Orr joined Phil Esposito as they shook hands with Smith after her performance. Sinden said "The Flyers played superbly" while Orr stated "They wanted it more." After the game, Clarke refused champagne and said "I am from Flin Flon, Manitoba. Beer is good enough for anyone from Flin Flon, Manitoba." Joe Watson offered Orr, a close friend, champagne after the game but despite playing 35:19 Orr refused saying he didn't earn it. Esposito said "They played as well today as any team I've ever played against." In the days following, Guidolin and Esposito got into a verbal battle through media when Guidolin accused Esposito of not trying hard enough and being distracted by a lucrative offer from the WHA's Vancouver Blazers. Esposito responded "I've been in ten Stanley Cup playoffs...this is the worst a team has been prepared. I don't know if Bep had another job offer but there were times the players had to organize practices. Bep has never been known for his smarts or diplomacy."

  • October 17, 1974 -- Ross Brooks celebrated his birthday by making 32 saves and Phil Esposito (2-0-2) scored the first two goals of Boston's 4-1 win in Philly. It was Boston's first win under coach Don Cherry after a 0-2-1 start.

1975-1979:
  • January 26, 1975 -- Phil Esposito scored twice while Reggie Leach and Don Saleski scored for Philly in a 2-2 tie at Boston broadcast on NBC.
  • February 2, 1975 -- Bobby Orr (1-4-5) had five points in Boston's 5-1 home win. Gilles Gilbert made 24 saves and Gregg Sheppard (2-1-3) scored twice.
  • February 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves and Reggie Leach's PPG gave Philly the eventual 4-3 win in Philly. Five Flyers had two-point efforts. The third period was scoreless. In the first period, Terry O'Reilly and Dave Schultz had each handed minors and a misconduct for an incident began when O'Reilly was whistled for charging then accelerated when Schultz, with O'Reilly in the box, elevated his stick towards O'Reilly who, in return, raised his skate blade towards Schultz. The scene led to a war of words between Bruins' exec Harry Sinden and NHL official Frank Udvari. Sinden challenged the on-ice call then Udvari told him "I'll explain the rule to you later." Sinden said "Get a referee with guts. What a dumb staff you've got." Udvari then said "Go to hell, I don't have to take that from you." Schultz ended up with a concussion and missed the next two games. The game was aired on NBC.
  • November 1, 1975 -- Eight different Flyers scored in an 8-1 drubbing in the Spectrum. Ross Lonsberry, Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had three points. The Flyers held a 43-32 shot advantage. Wayne Stephenson stopped 31 shots. Orest Kindrachuk set the tone of the game as he scored 28 seconds into the contest.
  • December 28, 1975 -- Gregg Sheppard snapped a tie with 1:08 to play and Boston skated to a 4-2 win in Philly. The Bruins outshot Philly 22-6 in the third period but didn't beat Wayne Stephenson (39 saves) until the GWG.
  • January 25, 1976 -- Boston won 5-3 at home as Jean Ratelle scored a SHG with five seconds to play in period two to halt a Flyers attempted comeback. Boston led 3-0 after one period, Terry O'Reilly and Dave Schultz fought (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofgE7DXvvWo) resulting in a four-game suspension to Schultz for head-butting.
  • March 27, 1976 -- Reggie Leach netted his 58th goal late in the third period and the Flyers scored three PPGs in a 4-4 tie. Philly had a record of 19-1-8 in the last 28 games. The day prior to the game, Bobby Clarke and Barry Ashbee rushed rookie Paul Holmgren to a Boston hospital. Holmgren, who made his NHL debut March 25, developed a wound near his eye from a skate blade a few days earlier during an AHL game. While in the hospital, Holmgren nearly died from a reaction to an anesthetic.
  • April 27, 1976: In Game 1 of the Semis at Philly, Dallas Smith and Gregg Sheppard scored 1:48 apart in the early third period to snap the Flyers' 24-game home ice win streak which was an NHL record. Bernie Parent started and saw his only action of the series. Out of action for most of the 1975-76 season due to injury (he played 11 regular season games and 8 PO games), Parent felt his game was rusty and didn't want to jeopardize the team's chances so a switch was made to Wayne Stephenson for Game 2. Philly entered the game 21-1 in the last 22 home PO games. Gilles Gilbert picked up the win.
  • April 29, 1976: In Game 2, Reggie Leach scored 13:38 into OT and lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win. Leach collected the rebound off a Jimmy Watson slapper for the GWG (both Watsons assisted). Wayne Stephenson, who made his 1976 PO debut, stopped 32 shots and was selected as the game's top star. Boston tied the score with 6:43 remaining on a Johnny Bucyk PPG, his 40th career PO goal. Don Saleski gave the Flyers a 1-0 first period lead, a 65-footer which fooled Gerry Cheevers (36 saves) who was not named as a starter until just prior to game-time. Early in the OT, Bobby Schmautz nearly ended the game but he flubbed a breakaway chance as he lost his edge. Philly outshot Boston 12-6 in the OT and 38-33 in the game. The Flyers improved to 46-3-1 in the 50th playing of "God Bless America" by Kate Smith.
  • May 2, 1976: In Game 3 at Boston, the Flyers scored three third period goals, including Mel Bridgman's (1-2-3) GWG at the 2:11 mark, and Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in a 5-2 win at Boston. In the first period, the Flyers led 1-0 then failed on a 2-man advantge. After the kill, Boston's Gary Doak was whistled for holding Dave Schultz who retaliated with a slash and picked up another minor for not proceeding to the box; Jean Ratelle scored on the PP. Boston led 2-1 in the second but Bill Barber tied it on a beautiful individual play with 0:49 left in the middle period. Afterwards, Don Cherry said "It is a cardinal sin of hockey (to give up a goal in the final minute of a period). I'll remember that goal for many years."
  • May 4, 1976: In Game 4 at Boston, Wayne Stephenson made 27 saves and Orest Kindrachuk and Joe Watson netted third period goals in a 4-2 win. Terry O'Reilly scored two first period goals for Boston. In the second period, Reggie Leach became the first player in NHL history to score goals in eight straight PO games in one season when he tied the game 2-2. The next 22:36 was scoreless. Boston lost three players to injuries: Jean Ratelle, Wayne Cashman and Bobby Schmautz.
  • May 6, 1976: In Game 5 at Philly, Reggie Leach (5-0-5) joined Maurice Richard and Darryl Sittler as the only players to score five goals in a game, in a 6-3 triumph. The Flyers advanced to their third consecutive Finals as 2,000 orange and white balloons fell from the ceiling of the Spectrum. With the score tied 1-1 in the second period, Leach recorded a natural hat trick in a span of 15:07. In the third period, Leach's fifth tally gave Philly a 5-2 lead. Bobby Clarke had three assists. Gilles Gilbert, who started Games 1, 3 and 5, gave up six goals on 21 shots (Leach had five goals on seven shots). Jean Ratelle returned to Boston's lineup but Bobby Schmautz and Wayne Cashman were out. Leach's highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzYntT_HKRg


  • December 9, 1976: Philly won a regular season game in Boston for the first time since 1967, 3-1 in a game dominated by Bobby Clarke. The Flyers went 22 regular season games (0-18-4) without a win, an existing team record for road futility against a team. Philly's Mel Bridgman was penalized in the last minute of regulation but Clarke scored a SH-ENG to clinch the victory (Gilles Gilbert was removed for an extra attacker) when Bobby Schmautz of Boston tossed his stick at Clarke who was breaking in alone to an empty net. Afterwards, Clarke recalled a story from his youth that he heard a Montreal player did that to Bobby Hull and that Hull was awarded the goal despite the puck never crossing the line. Jimmy Watson said "We expect (Clarke) to make great plays all the time." Don Cherry criticized ref Bruce Hood after the game in part for an unsportsmanlike bench penalty with about four minutes to play leading to the Garden ice to be littered by the Bruins' fans. Cherry also praised the Flyers' captain: "I give Clarke points the moment they drop the first faceoff." Boston outshot Philly 18-16, the lowest combined shot total in Flyers' history.
  • December 11, 1976: Philadelphia's third period onslaught, outshooting Boston 16-2, finally paid dividens when Gary Dornhoefer tied the game at 16:59 and Bill Barber, on a 2-on-0 break, netted the GWG at 18:19 in a 4-3 victory. The win ended a skid of 14 regular season decisions (0-13-1) against Gerry Cheevers. After the game, Bernie Parent said of Cheevers "He played a great game. It was a shame he had to lose." Ross Lonsberry said "It was almost sad to see him lose. It was a great performance." The Flyers outshot Boston 38-19 in the contest. The Bruins, who dressed five d-men, used three for much of the third period (inexperienced Ray Maluta saw little action) as Mike Milbury was in the penalty box for about 10 minutes serving a seven-minute penalty for slashing (mutual) Orest Kindrachuk and then fighting Bob Kelly (who was tossed as third man). Because of rule, the offending player (Milbury) couldn't come out of the penalty box until the next stoppage in play so he was in the box three minutes after his penalty expired. In between the two games, Harry Sinden was asked who were the most exciting players in the NHL and without pausing said Gilbert Perreault...then added Marcel Dionne, Guy Lafleur and Rick MacLeish, especially praising the underrated Flyer. Sinden then said "Philadelphia is the most exciting team in the League. They have about a half-dozen players you'd pay to watch, Clarke, Parent, Leach, MacLeish, Kelly, Kelly is their (Terry) O'Reilly."
  • March 12, 1977 -- Wayne Cashman scored early in the third period and Gerry Cheevers made 18 saves in Boston's 3-1 win in Philly.
  • March 24, 1977 -- The Flyers took a 5-0 lead en route to a 6-2 win in Boston as Don Saleski scored twice in a 3-0 first period. Bernie Parent made 21 saves. Reggie Leach scored twice. Ross Lonsberry, who scored to make it 4-0 in the second period, got in an altercation with the Bruins' Mike Milbury in the first period which resulted in a one-game suspension to the Bruins' defenseman for his third game-misconduct penalty of the season. Milbury, who was tossed from the game for excessive swinging and "inflicting punishment (according to the supervisor of referees)" at Lonsberry, who had fallen to the ice, also broke the existing team record for PIMs in a season. Gerry Cheevers lost a regular season game to the Flyers for the final time (eventually finished 21-5-4 in the regular season).
  • April 24, 1977: In Game 1 of the Semis at Philly, Rick Middleton's OT tally, on a flubbed clearing attempt by Bernie Parent, gave Boston a 4-3 win. The Flyers trailed 3-0 after the second period and pulled starting goalie Wayne Stephenson for Parent (recent injury, his lone action of the series). In the third, Philadelphia rallied with a pair of goals by Bobby Clarke, including the GTG with 0:29 to play in regulation, and three assists from Rick MacLeish.
  • April 26, 1977: In Game 2, Terry O'Reilly's tap-in beat Wayne Stephenson at 10:07 of the 2nd OT gave Boston a 5-4 win. Jean Ratelle tied the score at 4-4 in the second period, the game's fourth goal in a span of 1:38. Philly outshot Boston 33-18 in regulation and held the Bruins to just one third period shot.
  • April 28, 1977: In Game 3 in Boston, Mike Milbury scored off a 2-on-1 pass from Terry O'Reilly with 7:51 to play leading Boston to a 2-1 victory. Bob Dailey scored in the first period. The Bruins evened it 12+ minutes in to the second period. Boston had 16 shots in the second period, the Flyers had 15 in the game. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves.
  • May 1, 1977: In Game 4, Gerry Cheevers made 21 saves and Jean scored the GWG in the second period of Boston's 3-0 win. Don Marcotte scored twice in the third period (14:05 and an ENG). After the game, Bruins' organist John Kiley taunted the Flyers with a rendition of "God Bless America."
  • October 6, 1977 -- In an exhibition game won by the Flyers 6-2 in Philly, author George Plimpton participated in a special five-minute session in order to pen a first-hand account of pro hockey for a book titled Open Net. However, the game was highlighted by a bout between Wayne Cashman and Paul Holmgren, started when Cashman and Jimmy Watson each got match and fighting penalties due to a spearing/stick battle; Holmgren was tossed as third man in, 4:56 into the second period. As play continued, Holmgren, who suffered a serious eye injury in the minors, felt Cashman was trying to gouge him during the fight. The two met in the hallway by the locker rooms where Cashman picked up a stick and swung it at Holmgren. This altercation led to both benches emptying during the game to behind the stands where the fight was ongoing and out of view of the bewildered crowd. Plimpton was giving a speech in the Ovations club at the Spectrum as the fights were ongoing. Workers eventually installed an iron gate that separated the visiting locker room from the home locker room; it is often referred to as the Holmgren-Cashman gate. At the 8:06 mark in the second period, another battle erupted after Terry O'Reilly cross-checked Orest Kindrachuk; the result of this clash was that only eight Boston players and nine Philly players survived after multiple game misconducts were issued. Prior to the game, during Plimpton's moment in the hockey spotlight, Milbury purposely tossed his stick at Reggie Leach during a breakaway in order for Plimpton to face a penalty shot; Leach, in a half-hearted attempt, was stopped. Kindrachuk scored on Plimpton with the Flyers' first shot. In the real game, two first period tripping penalties to Gerry Cheevers led to PPGs by Holmgren and Bob Dailey.

  • December 15, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 28 stops and the Flyers ended Boston's 17-game unbeaten streak with a 6-4 victory in Philly. The Flyers led 5-0 but Boston nearly staged an improbable comeback to close the gap to within one with about 10 minutes remaining; however, Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) sealed the win with 6:08 to play.
  • December 23, 1977 -- In a game between the teams with the top two records (Flyers 48 points, Bruins 47 points), Bobby Schmautz had a hat trick in Boston's 6-1 home win. The Bruins outshot Philly 28-15. The game had a few fights leading a furious Harry Sinden to blast the NHL. One fight paired John Wensink, who was handed 19 PIMs and Andre Dupont, who was given five PIMs. Sinden said "There's a damn conspiracy here, a vendetta and Brian O'Neill and Scotty Morrison (NHL execs) are behind the whole thing. They are not running John Wensink out of this bleeping League." When asked about Sinden's "conspiracy" comments, Wensink said "I don't know about that" but didn't think his punishment was fair. The fight began when Dupont and Boston's Wayne Cashman were clutching along the boards and then Wensink jumped in. During another altercation, Dupont fought Stan Jonathan and afterwards said ""I'll give the little bugger credit. He got me with a good uppercut. He's a good fighter -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6r24bUpHyo
  • February 28, 1978 -- Rick MacLeish scored with 24 seconds remaining in a 4-4 tie in Boston. Each team scored three third period goals. Dave Hoyda and John Wensink hooked up in a good fight.
  • March 11, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves, Bobby Clarke had three assists and six different Flyers scored in a 6-2 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers scored two SHGs, two PPGs and two at even-strength. One of the SHGs, by Rick MacLeish, came when the Bruins had four forwards on the ice during a 4-on-3. With the game decided late in the third period, there were multiple altercations which led to 80 PIMs in the third period (104 PIMs in the game). The major brawl began when Boston goalie Jim "Seaweed" Pettie cross-checked Paul Holmgren near the crease. Mike Milbury and Dave Hoyda fought resulting in cuts to both. John Wensink fought Rick Lapointe and then Bobby Miller jumped Holmgren. When Pettie, who was issued three minors, got involved, Bernie Parent skated the length of the ice.

  • May 2, 1978: In Game 1 of the Semis at Boston, Rick Middleton's 10-footer from the slot eluded Bernie Parent for the GWG 1:43 into OT and sparked Boston to a 3-2 win. Gerry Cheevers (21 saves) and Jean Ratelle (1-2-3) helped Boston. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) tied the game in the third period. Terry O'Reilly fought Mel Bridgman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kZpWzHrEts ) and Rick Lapointe in the contest.
  • May 4, 1978: In Game 2, Rick Middleton's controversial goal with 5:36 to play -- replays showed it hit the crossbar and never entered the net -- snapped a 5-5 deadlock in Boston's 7-5 win. Boston led 3-0 in the first and 5-1 in the second but the Flyers tied the score at 5-5 in the early third. Rick Middleton (2-1-3), Greg Sheppard (1-2-3),Brad Park (0-3-3) and Bobby Schmautz (2-0-2) led Boston. Bruins' head coach Don Cherry called it "the most beautiful game I have ever seen."
  • May 7, 1978: In Game 3, Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Andre Dupont, Orest Kindrachuk (1-1-2) and Bill Barber for a 3-1 win in Philly. Mel Bridgman had two assists. Ron Grahame played goal for Boston replacing Gerry Cheevers who had sore knees. The Flyers improved to 50-6-2 when playing Kate Smith's "God Bless America."
  • May 9, 1978: In Game 4, Gerry Cheevers (28 saves) and Bobby Schmautz (two goals) led Boston to a 4-2 win in Philly. Boston led 3-0 but Orest Kindrachuk's PPG made it 3-2 in the third; however, Schmautz's ENG finished the scoring. Philly outshot Boston 30-16. Mel Bridgman-Terry O'Reilly and Rick Lapointe-John Wensink fought 26 seconds into the second period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kZpWzHrEts When asked about the Flyers' loud crowd, Don Cherry said "The noise was incredible. You couldn't hear yourself think."
  • May 11, 1978: In Game 5, Boston scored the game's last four goals and advanced to the Cup Finals with a 6-3 home win. It was the third straight year the teams met for a Finals' berth. Peter McNab (1-4-5) led the offense and Gerry Cheevers (21 saves) improved to 8-0 against Philly in the last two playoffs. Orest Kindrachuk scored twice in 11 seconds (record is five seconds by Norm Ullman) to give Philly a 3-2 lead and scored for the fifth time on his last six shots. The game was tied 3-3 after two periods. Mel Bridgman fought Stan Jonathan and Bob Kelly battled Wayne Cashman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n3k6...eature=related . Bobby Clarke suffered a leg injury earlier in the series and again this game and played sparingly. SERIES: Orest Kindrachuk (5-1-6) led Philly and Brad Park (2-6-8), Bobby Schmautz (5-2-7), Jean Ratelle (3-4-7), Gregg Sheppard (1-5-6) and Peter McNab (1-5-6) led Boston.
  • November 4, 1978 -- The Flyers scored four goals in a span of 4:21 during a first period onslaught, led 5-0 after one, and cruised to a 7-3 win in Boston. Wayne Stephenson (24 saves), Mel Bridgman (2-0-2), Reggie Leach (2-0-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the way. Bridgman's 75-footer beat Gilles Gilbert and the floodgates opened. Gilbert was replaced after the first period (5 saves, 10 shots) for Jim Pettie (17/19). The game included four first period fights. Paul Holmgren fought Terry O'Reilly twice (5:03 and 18:54); Holmgren was eventually suspended three games for intent-to-injure). John Wensick (11-stitch cut) and Behn Wilson clashed at 18:28: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DrQfU6a37g At 18:54, Mel Bridgman battled Mike Milbury. A potential frightening scene was averted when Milbury's stick damaged the eye of star Rick MacLeish who was transported to a local hospital; fortunately, the injury was limited to the eyelid. Philly was just 3-5-3 at the time and near the bottom of the NHL standings, however, they went 8-2-1 in the next eleven games.

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  • December 2, 1978 -- Rick Middleton and Jean Ratelle each had three points in Boston's 5-3 home win. The score was 3-3 early in the second period but settled after Wayne Cashman scored the GWG in the second period; Ratelle added an ENG.
  • December 9, 1978 -- Rick MacLeish's (3-1-4) and Bob Dailey's (1-4-5) combined for nine points as Philly massacred Boston 9-2 in the Spectrum. Dailey had four points in the first period as the Flyers outshot Boston 12-2 and led 4-0. Bill Barber (1-3-4), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Blake Dunlop (1-2-3) also contributed. Gilles Gilbert gave up six goals and Gerry Cheevers surrendered three. After the game, Bruins' head coach Don Cherry denied strong pre-game rumors that he aspired to become the Flyers' head coach following the expiration of his pact. Asked about this blowout, he said "The Flyers played a beautiful game and we were garbage."
  • February 15, 1979 -- Tom Gorence scored the tying and go-ahead goals and Mel Bridgman and Bob Kelly added three points apiece in Philly's 5-3 home win. Boston scored three PPGs. The Flyers played their fourth game under new head coach Pat Quinn. Boston led 2-0 early in the game but Gorence scored a key goal with 43 seconds remaining in the middle period to knot the game 3-3. He gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead in the third period.
  • March 1, 1979 -- Philly set a team record for fastest three goals (35 seconds) in a 4-4 tie at Boston. Behn Wilson, Blake Dunlop (1-1-2) and Al Hill (2-1-3) scored to take part in history. Peter McNab scored twice for Boston. The teams combined for six second period goals in a span of 9:19. Boston led 1-0 at the 0:29 mark and 2-0 at 1:41 when Wayne Stephenson (knee injury) was replaced by recently promoted Rick St. Croix. AHL call-up Ken Linseman had three assists in his 10th NHL game (first appearance since November 2, he had one assist entering the game). Post-game, Philly ranked sixth in points but were in last place in their four-team division.
  • December 4, 1979 -- The Flyers outshot Boston 38-14 and rallied from two goals down but the game finished 2-2. Gerry Cheevers made 36 saves.
  • December 22, 1979 -- The Flyers entered the NHL record books with a 29-game unbeaten streak, which eventually reached 35 games (25 wins, 10 ties), with an exemplary display in a 5-2 win at Boston. Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Ken Linseman gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead; however, Boston tallied twice to cut the deficit to one goal. Jimmy Watson and Bob Kelly provided additional goals, both off assists from Mike Busniuk. Phil Myre made 18 saves. An appreciative crowd applauded the record of the Flyers.

1980-1984:
  • February 3, 1980 --With Phil Myre pulled for an extra skater and the Flyers down by two goals with 1:13 to play, the team scored twice and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. Reggie Leach's goal with 0:49 left made it 3-2, Rick MacLeish's goal with 0:16 to play tied it. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after two periods but responded with a 15-4 third period shot attack against Gerry Cheevers. Leach (2-1-3) and MacLeish (1-1-2) combined for five third period points. Philly improved to 9-3-4 in the last 16 regular season games vs. Boston. It was the last game prior to the All-Star Break and the Flyers held a 35-3-13 season record. The Bruins were without Mike Milbury (six games), Peter McNab (six games) and Terry O'Reilly (eight games) suspended for their roles in the infamous brawl at MSG in December, 1979.
  • March 23, 1980 -- The day after Harry Sinden fired first-year coach Fred Creighton (40-20-13 record), Boston had five special teams' goals in a 7-2 home win. The game had five fights: Jack McIlhargey whipped Dwight Foster, Mel Bridgman-Terry O'Reilly, Behn Wilson-Stan Jonathan ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RaQLhg1JI ), McIlhargey-O'Reilly and Paul Holmgren-Al Secord. Gerry Cheevers, who finished with a 29-6-5 career record against the Flyers (including POs), faced Philly for the final time and was 17-1-5 in his last 23 regular season decisions in this series.
  • November 2, 1980 -- The Flyers won for the 500th time in the regular season, 4-2 in Philly. The win was 100 more than the closest 1967 expansion team. Pete Peeters (22 saves) and Rick MacLeish (two goals with assists by Gary Morrison) led the way.
  • November 16, 1980 -- Brad Park scored on a 55-footer in Boston's 1-0 home win. The Flyers were 11-0-2 in the prior 13 games. Phil Myre made 29 saves in the loss. Rogie Vachon got the shutout, the 50th of his career, by making 19 saves. Early in the second period, the Flyers' Gary Morrison (lefty) and Boston's Larry Melnyk (righty) traded punches in an animated fight.
  • January 17, 1981 -- Dick Redmond had the GWG with 5:39 remaining and Boston won 6-4 at home. Boston led 2-0 at the 1:26 mark but their eventual 3-0 lead was evened at 3-3, the last two goals by Greg Adams. Pete Peeters made 30 saves; Brad McCrimmon scored. Behn Wilson beat Keith Crowder in a fight. Tim Kerr fought Mike Milbury -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL6wg0y-KXw
  • March 19, 1981 -- Bobby Clarke ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BroBrg163bY&NR=1 ) became the 15th NHL player to record 1,000 regular season points but in typical Clarke style he did it in dramatic style. After being bloodied by a Reggie Leach slapshot, Clarke re-emerged from the locker room and scored to give the Flyers a 5-0 lead (won 5-3). Tim Kerr registered his first career hat trick and had four points. Behn Wilson-Terry O'Reilly fought twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IF32DxDYk and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNF2n...eature=related

  • November 25, 1981 -- Pete Peeters sparkled with 31 saves in Philly's 3-1 road win on Thanksgiving night. Tim Kerr, Brian Propp and Bobby Clarke (ENG) scored for the Flyers. Boston's lone goal was by Brad McCrimmon.
  • January 17, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) moved into 13th place (passed Henri Richard) on the NHL's scoring list during the Flyers' 7-3 home win. The line of Ron Flockhart (2-1-3), Ray Allison (1-2-3) and Brian Propp (0-3-3) earned all three stars. Greg Adams also had three assists. The Flyers first two goals came within 19 seconds and the last two goals within 28 seconds. Paul Holmgren suffered a knee injury and missed the next 10 games. Rogie Vachon gave up seven goals on 31 shots.
  • February 21, 1982 -- Marco Baron had his first NHL shutout and Normand Leveille scored in Boston's 1-0 win in Philly. Ron Flockhart, who had goals in the last eight games, suffered a knee injury on a questionable knee-on-knee hit by Barry Pederson with 28 seconds left and he missed the next five games.
  • June 9, 1982 -- On the day of the 1982 NHL Draft, Brad McCrimmon was traded to Philadelphia for Pete Peeters. The Flyers had an excess in goaltending and a desire to shore up the defense while the Bruins had assets on the blueline and a need for a netminder.
  • November 24, 1982 -- The Bruins led 2-0, trailed 4-2 then rallied for a 4-4 tie in Boston. Keith Crowder tied the game with 1:40 to play. Mark Howe was chosen first star with three points and played against his brother Marty for the first time; their parents, Gordie and Colleen, were in attendance. Pete Peeters played his first game against the Flyers.
  • December 5, 1982 -- Barry Pederson netted a hat trick in Boston's 6-4 road win. Bobby Clarke and Brad Park got fighting majors in the last minute of regulation.
  • March 12, 1983 -- Mike Krushelnyski scored twice and Pete Peeters made 35 saves in Boston's 5-2 home win. Dave Brown, in his first NHL fight, pounded Gord Kluzak -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCRzYcOIL1g
  • October 20, 1983 -- Ron Sutter's SHG with 6:08 to play in the third period lifted the Flyers to a 3-3 overtime tie in Philadelphia. Brian Propp scored earlier to close the Flyers deficit to 3-2. The Flyers outshot Boston 13-2 in the first period and 40-28 in the contest. Doug Keans made 37 saves for the Bruins.
  • February 4, 1984 -- Boston scored five third period goals in an 8-5 win at home. Nevin Markwart snapped a 5-5 tie and Mike Krushelnyski (2-1-3) took part in the final three goals (his goals: 55-foot slapper and a 140-foot ENG). Barry Pederson had four points. Bill Barber (1-3-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led Philly.
  • March 15, 1984 -- Philly scored four straight first period goals en route to a 5-3 win at home. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Bob Froese (26 saves) starred. Barry Pederson (2-1-3) scored twice and gave Boston a 2-0 lead at 2:41. Dave Brown fought Gord Kluzak moments after Thomas Eriksson put the Flyers on the board -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6QQDv_Uc1s. Glen Cochrane beat Randy Hillier -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkurwe6G37Q . Daryl Stanley-John Blum -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6boQJ9VFjc . By 13:28, the Flyers led 4-2. Later in the first, Cochrane battled Terry O'Reilly and Jim Nill was tossed as third man -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu0-D2-rmqI. Brown, who had 25 PIMs, and Brian Curran fought twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od9uY...eature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoK1V_ku0fs. The game had 156 PIMs and seven fights. Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon said "Harry Sinden is a crybaby" in reply to Sinden saying "75 percent of the (fighting) problems in this league involve the Flyers." Bobby Clarke picked up his 1200th career regular season point in his return after a six-game break for rest, in Florida, per McCammon.
  • November 17, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves and the Flyers scored three goals estimated from 50+ feet off Pete Peeters in a 5-3 win in the Garden. Derrick Smith had the GWG from 55-feet in the third period after Boston scored twice to even the game 3-3. Mark Howe scored on a 70-footer to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Murray Craven scored a 50-footer that gave the Flyers a 5-3 lead.
  • November 21, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves and the Flyers scored three second period goals in a 4-3 win in Philly. Ron Sutter scored with 0:16 left in the second period to give Philly a 4-2 lead.

1985-1989:
  • February 28, 1985 -- Doug Keans (27 saves), Butch Goring (2-2-4) and Keith Crowder (2-0-2) led Boston to a 6-1 home win.
  • November 9, 1985 -- The Flyers won for the 10th straight game (12-2-0 record) as Tim Kerr had a natural hat trick and Rich Sutter scored twice in a 5-3 home win. Bob Froese, who was possibly showcased for a trade, picked up the win to run his career record to 64-19-9. The score was tied 2-2 after one then Kerr scored the next three goals. Boston was held to one shot in the first 15 minutes of the third period. Pelle Lindbergh did not play and hours later was killed in his auto accident.
  • November 23, 1985 -- Kraig Nienhuis' PPG with 0:29 left gave Boston a 5-4 home victory. Randy Burridge tied the score with less than four minutes to play. Vet goalie Pat Riggin made his Bruins' home debut. There were three fights: Dave Brown vs. Jay Miller, Rock Tocchet vs. Gord Kluzak ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEEsHh97dGs ) and Lindsay Carson, who broke a bone in his left hand during the fight and missed the next 17 games, vs. Dave Pasin -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zro4Uj8NEgk .

  • December 10, 1985 -- The Flyers scored five special teams' goals (four via PP) and Darren Jensen made 27 saves in a 7-4 home win. Mark Howe (2-1-3), Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) each had three points. Midway in the second period, Boston's Brian Curran was ejected as third man during a clash between Dave Richter (minor only) and Jay Miller; Rick Tocchet then followed Curran into the fracas and fought Miller ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnbVOi6ISAk ). Louie Sleigher and Rich Sutter also scrapped. With Boston on the PP, the Flyers' Brian Propp and Boston's Dave Pasin each scored to make it 3-2 Philly. Mike O'Connell had 10 shots for Boston.
  • October 2, 1986 -- Mark Howe had four assists in the Flyers' 7-1 preseason game in Philly. During the game, John Stevens, who earlier scored, was issued 17 PIMs for a fight with the Bruins' Greg Johnston (issued 5 PIMs).
  • November 1, 1986 -- Tim Kerr scored a PPG with 53 seconds to play and Dave Poulin scored an ENG 21 seconds later in Philly's 4-2 home win. Kerr's winning goal came with Reed Larson in the box for holding. After the game, Boston's coach Butch Goring was irate at the officiating and said "(referee Ron) Hoggarth was a no-show. He would have been better off in the stands. A referee shouldn't decide a game -- no way in the world."
  • December 6, 1986 -- Bill Ranford, who was promoted from the AHL earlier in the week, stopped 42 shots in a Bruins' 5-0 win in the Garden. The game featured two Jay Miller-Dave Brown fights ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJz79...eature=related ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxvbL...eature=related ) and a Rick Tocchet-Cam Neely battle ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiid5V7XnZM ).
  • January 10, 1987 -- Murray Craven's backhander (2-1-3) with 6:55 to play gave Philly a 5-4 road win. Boston led 2-0 5:50 into the first period but a goalie change from Ron Hextall (5 saves, 7 shots) to Chico Resch (29/31) lifted the Flyers who took a 3-2 lead after the first period. Boston tied it 4-4 in the third period and when an obvious offside went uncalled, Philly was issued a bench minor for complaining; however, Reed Larson of Boston nullified the PP with a minor. Ron Sutter, who scored Philly's first goal, re-aggravated a back injury and missed the rest of the regular season and part of the POs.

  • December 8, 1987 -- Ron Hextall became the first NHL goalie to shoot the puck in the other net in the Flyers' 5-2 win ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JHSXkD98_k ) and ( http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=463452 ). Philly out-scored (4-0) and outshot (16-2) Boston in the third period; Peter Zezel scored consecutive PPGs then Brian Propp (who scored twice) added an insurance tally setting up Hextall's historic goal. At 2:49 into the game, Brad Marsh was sandwiched by Ray Bourque from the front and Cam Neely from the side into the support and fell to the ice causing him to lose consciousness. Marsh, who didn't wear a helmet, had blood pour out from a gaping wound. There were four fights, all in the first period, in the game: Craig Berube-Jay Miller, Dave Brown-Jay Miller ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZr6jox8p3s ), Craig Berube-Lyndon Byers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inBTFK1BEB4 ) and Dave Brown-Willi Plett.

  • January 23, 1988 -- In a raucous game, Philly led 4-0 after one and 6-0 after two en route to a 6-4 road win. Scott Mellanby (2-2-4) gave Philly a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in a 53-second span; he had three points in the first period. The Flyers had 3 PPGs and a SHG in the win. In the third period, Boston outshot Philly 18-4 and cut the gap to 6-4 at the 11:16 mark. Ron Hextall made 37 saves, had an assist, 14 PIMs and improved to 17-2-2 in his last 21 decisions. Philly had 56 PIMs to Boston's 54 (33-29 in the third). Rick Tocchet fought Jay Miller -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZnboTQ9dWs and a Ron Sutter-Ray Bourque-Cam Neely exchange -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbStyWrVKqY
  • March 22, 1988 -- Andy Moog made 20 saves in Boston's 3-0 win in Philly against a depleted Flyers' squad minus eight regular players due to injuries. The game was scoreless past the midway point and Boston scored twice in the third period.
  • September 23, 1988 -- In a wild preseason game, the Bruins won 8-6 in Philly in a game that featured six fights. Steve Kasper ended the game with a natural hat trick and Cam Neely and Bobby Joyce each scored consecutive goals for the Bruins. Rick Tocchet gave Philly a 6-5 lead but then Kasper scored at 16:59, 17:33 and added an ENG. Boston dominated the third period, 5-1 in goals and 18-5 in shots (36-18 in the game). Tim Kerr had a hat trick for Philadelphia. The Flyers went 4-for-8 on the PP while the Bruins went 3-for-12.
  • November 24, 1988 -- Bob Sweeney scored eight seconds into OT, his second goal of the game, in Boston's 2-1 victory. Mark Laforest and Andy Moog each made 22 saves. The game had four scraps including Dave Brown vs. Jay Miller -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SIQoifWoW4 and Terry Carkner vs. Lyndon Byers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHE2r7RJv5U
  • November 29, 1988 -- In a battle of slumping teams, the Flyers won 5-1 in the Spectrum. Philly entered the game 1-9-1 in the last 11 while Boston was 2-5-2 in the last nine. Philly led 3-0 after one period including two goals by Rick Tocchet (2-1-3, SHG, PPG). Mike Bullard made his Flyers' debut and scored to make it 4-1.
  • March 19, 1989 -- Greg Johnston (2-0-2) and Ken Linseman (1-2-3) led Boston to a 6-3 win in Boston. Marc d'Amour played his only game as a Flyer after he replaced Ken Wregget who surrendered five goals (ENG was the sixth).
  • December 3, 1989 -- Bobby Gould scored his first goal of the season (his last in the NHL) late in the third period of Boston's 2-1 win at Philly. Ken Wregget stopped 32 shots for the Flyers.

1990-1994:
  • January 16, 1990 -- Dave Poulin was traded to Boston for Ken Linseman. The stunned Poulin initially did not report to Boston but days later accepted a contract extension while Linseman was elated to be leaving coach Mike Milbury because "he didn't appreciate my abilities" after being reduced to a third line center. Poulin said "First, I wanted a commitment from the Bruins. I didn't want to be bouncing from one team to another, year-to-year, at this point in my career. And second, I have business interests in the Philadelphia area that I've worked hard to develop over the years -- so I'd have options. And finally, I have two young 3-year-old girls who, since the day they were born, have become very attached to the medical community around Philadelphia. They were born very early, prematurely, and my wife is now pregnant with our third, and the medical community is important to all of us."
  • January 27, 1990 -- Boston scored twice in the third period and recorded a 2-1 home victory. Dave Christian got the GWG with under five to play.
  • March 2, 1990 -- Brian Propp was dealt to Boston for a second round draft pick (Terran Sandwith). Assembled media at a Bruins' scrimmage sensed an impending acquisition when player Greg Hawgood showed on the ice wearing PROPP on the back of his jersey. Propp was with the Flyers in Calgary at the time of the trade.
  • March 6, 1990 -- Dave Poulin and Brian Propp returned to the Spectrum and the Bruins won 2-1 as Bobby Gould scored with 41 seconds to play. Kevin Maguire, acquired the previous day, made his Flyers' debut and gave Philly a 1-0 lead. It would be Maguire's only point in his 5-game Flyers' career.
  • September 15-16, 1990 -- Boston won both preseason games, 5-2 in Worcester, MA and 5-4 in Albany, NY.
  • October 4, 1990 -- In the season opener, Boston won 4-1 despite being outshot 27-16. Dave Poulin, in his 500th NHL game, gave Boston a 1-0 lead. Flyers' top pick Mike Ricci suffered a broken finger in his NHL debut and missed the rest of the month. Prior to the game, the Bruins raised a "Wales Conference Champions 1989-90" banner.
  • January 12, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves, including key late stops against Ray Bourque and Cam Neely, in a 3-1 win at Boston. Terry Carkner scored the last two goals of the game, a PPG late in the second period and an insurance tally with 1:19 left.
  • March 17, 1991 -- Reggie Lemelin made 23 saves, Petri Skriko had the GWG in the first period and Ken Hodge, Jr. netted a third period SHG to lead Boston 3-1 in Philly.
  • September 14-15, 1991 -- The teams played two preseason games: Boston won 4-3 at Worcester, MA; Philly won 3-1 in Richfield, OH.
  • December 7, 1991 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored consecutive third period goals to lift Philly to a 5-3 win in Boston. Brind'Amour tied the game 1:04 after Boston took a lead, then with 3:30 to play he gave Philly a 4-3 edge. Sixteen seconds later, Brad Jones gave Philly a 5-3 advantage. Ken Wregget made 23 saves. The Flyers were 0-7-1 in their prior eight games. Bill Dineen earned his first win as Flyers' head coach.
  • January 2, 1992 -- Gord Murphy was traded to Boston with Brian Dobbin, Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Sergei Zholtok) in the 1992 Entry Draft and 4th round choice (Charles Paquette) in the 1993 Entry Draft, for Garry Galley, Wes Walz and Boston's 3rd round choice (Milos Holan) in the 1993 Entry Draft.
  • February 6, 1992 -- Mark Pederson had three points in Philly's 5-1 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 with less than nine minutes remaining. Wes Walz, acquired the last month from the Bruins and promoted from the AHL just hours before this game, scored his first goal with the Flyers.
  • September 30, 1992 -- Boston won a preseason game at Jacksonville, 6-5.
  • October 1, 1992 -- Boston won a preseason game at Atlanta's Omni, 5-2. Rookie Eric Lindros scored twice. Pelle Eklund, scheduled for top line duties with Eric Lindros and Mark Recchi, suffered a broken right foot and was out until November 28, 1992.
  • November 21, 1992 -- Steve Heinze scored twice in Boston's 4-3 home win. Dave Poulin also scored for the Bruins.
  • December 6, 1992 -- Dmitri Kvartalnov and Adam Oates each had four points in the Bruins' 7-1 win in the Spectrum.
  • January 16, 1993 -- The Flyers scored three times in a 1:08 span late in the second period and won 5-4 in Boston. The Bruins jumped to a 2-0 lead on a PPG and a SHG in the first period and led 3-1 after 20 minutes with a 20-13 shots edge; Steve Leach had eight shots on goal in the first period and 11 in the game. After Rod Brind'Amour, Andrei Lomakin and Pelle Eklund scored in the middle period, Ric Nattress boosted the lead to 5-3 in the third period.
  • January 21, 1993 -- Down 4-0 after the first period, Philly evened the game 4-4 in the third period but Dave Reid snapped the tie 45 seconds later and Boston recorded a 5-4 win in the Spectrum. Reid and Vladimir Ruzicka (two goals in 14 seconds) each scored two Boston goals. Boston scored four goals in a span of 6:42. The Flyers scored twice in the second and third periods. Garry Galley had two goals.
  • September 28, 1993 -- The teams met in Charlotte, NC at Independence Arena in a preseason match. Mark Recchi vs. Don Sweeney in a fight:

  • November 20, 1993 -- The teams played to a 5-5 deadlock in Boston as the Bruins rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 5-4. Ted Donato had the lone third period goal. Boston outshot Philly 43-23 including 19-7 in the third period and OT.
  • December 31, 1993 -- In a neutral site game played in the Target Center in Minneapolis, the Flyers overcame a 3-0 deficit with about 25 minutes to play and won 4-3. Mark Recchi evened the score with about six minutes left then Eric Lindros netted the GWG at 17:43. The line of Recchi, Lindros and Mikael Renberg each had a goal and two assists. Philly had three third period goals on nine shots off former North Star Jon Casey. Boston led 2-0 in the first period on PPGs and when they led 3-0 the Bruins held a 21-7 shots advantage. Ryan McGill and Cam Neely fought with Boston leading 2-0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ppBEkngzQ
  • January 13, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 33 saves and Mark Recchi scored twice (2-1-3) to pace Philly 6-2 in the Spectrum. The Flyers led 4-2 in the second period and Boston replaced netminder John Blue for Jon Casey. Mikael Renberg (1-2-3) scored on the first shot Casey faced. Cam Neely scored both Boston goals.
  • February 5, 1994 -- Boston outshot Philly 45-18 in a 4-0 home win. Ray Bourque scored twice and Jon Casey had the shutout.
  • April 10, 1994 -- Adam Oates set up the GTG and GWG in the second period, after the Flyers took a 3-2 lead, and Boston won 4-3 in the Spectrum.
  • September 14, 1994 -- In a preseason game in Providence, RI, the Flyers won 3-2 and held off a Bruins 5-on-3 advantage for the final 2:25 of the game. The game was filled with fisticuffs. A key goal for Philly was by Vladislav Boulin, a fifth round draft pick in 1992, who once played for Moscow Dynamo.

1995-1999:
  • January 22, 1995 -- Boston's Blaine Lacher made 18 saves in his NHL debut and Cam Neely scored three PPGs in a 4-1 win. Adam Oates and Ray Bourque assisted on each Neely goal. Dave Brown gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Neely's GWG came 8:36 into the final period. The Bruins raised a banner for the eventual closing of Boston Garden.
  • January 28, 1995 -- Brent Fedyk and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) scored on goals assisted by Rod Brind'Amour (0-2-2) in the final 2:38 of the first period and Dominic Roussel made 23 saves in a 2-1 home win. Boston held a 24-14 shots advantage including 13-3 in the third period. Cam Neely scored with 0:46 left to snap Roussel's shutout bid. Neely earlier had an 8-stitch cut to his lip and teammate Adam Oates had 12 stitches on errant high sticks.
  • March 9, 1995 -- Philly scored two PPGs in the first 6:15 and hung on for a 3-2 home win as Ron Hextall made 32 saves. The Bruins outshot the Flyers 34-21, including 9-4 in the first period but Philly scored three times on four shots off Blaine Lacher. Philly led 3-0 after one period and at the midway point.
  • March 28, 1995 -- Adam Oates and Bryan Smolinski each scored twice in Boston's 5-1 home win. Boston outshot Philly 16-3 in the third period and 38-19 in the game.
  • December 3, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Mikael Renberg (2-1-3) and John LeClair each scored twice in the Flyers 6-1 home win. The Flyers' Legion of Doom line dominated throughout and among the many key hits was a crushing blow delivered by Eric Lindros on Mark Cornforth (who played just six games in his NHL career).
  • February 10, 1996 -- Eric Lindros (1-3-4) had four points and the Flyers' PK was 7-for-8 in a 6-2 win in Boston's new FleetCenter. Pat Falloon scored two PPGs, the second goal gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead and was the first of three goals in a span of 2:39.
  • March 9, 1996 -- The Bruins completed a rally when Don Sweeney scored with 2:38 to play in a 3-2 win at Boston. Philly led 2-0 through the first 29 minutes of the game.
  • April 7, 1996 -- Adam Oates snapped a 2-2 tie in the opening minute of the third period and Bill Ranford made 19 saves in Boston's 4-2 win. It was the last time the teams met in the Spectrum.
  • November 26, 1996 -- Bill Ranford stopped 34 shots in a 2-0 home win for Boston. Eric Lindros made his season debut after missing the first 23 games with a pulled right groin suffered in the preseason.
  • December 15, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and became the first Flyers' goalie to record a regular season shutout in this series, 6-0. Hextall was a perfect 13-for-13 in the second period. Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) led the offense. Philly outshot the Bruins 44-28. There were four fights in first period, the first was between Daniel Lacroix-Troy Malette then Scott Daniels-Dean Chynoweth. The Flyers then scored before the third clash between Daniels-Malette, followed by another goal, then the last battle between Kordic-Jeff Odgers. The game was played in Philly.
  • January 7, 1997 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period en route to a 7-3 home win to run their unbeaten streak to 17 games (14-0-3). Philly received three-point efforts from John LeClair (0-3-3) and Eric Lindros (1-2-3). Dale Hawerchuk scored twice. Ron Hextall was accidentally clipped in the face by teammate Chris Therien and was removed, but later returned, with a stream of blood on the ice. Boston cut the gap to 4-2 but goalie Robbie Tallas played what would have been icing and his attempted clear landed on the stick of Mikael Renberg who netted a gift goal 20 seconds into the third period to give Philly a 5-2 lead.
  • March 1, 1997 -- Trent Klatt had a hat trick in a 5-5 tie at Boston. Philly led 3-0 and 5-3 but the Bruins' scored twice on long bombs in the final 1:18 by Bob Beers and Ray Bourque (0:21 left) with Adam Oates assisting on both. After the game, Oates was involved in a blockbuster trade with Washington. Eric Lindros fought Dean Chynoweth -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0QKlxuZrjg
  • December 3, 1997 -- Byron Dafoe made 20 saves in Boston's 3-0 win in Philly. Steve Heinze scored midway through the game then Boston added two third period goals.
  • December 18, 1997 -- Joel Otto scored his first goal of the year, the only goal in the final period, and the teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly. Eric Lindros, who scored the first goal, signed a two-year contract the prior day that was reported at $7.5 and $8.5 million; Lindros was also penalized three times among the four minors called against the Flyers. Dave Ellett of Boston accidentally hit teammate Jason Allison across the eyelid leading to a 10-stitch cut; Allison was assisted off the ice and did not return due to a swelling.
  • March 27, 1998 -- Byron Dafoe made 37 saves and P.J. Axelsson had three points in Boston's 4-2 home win. The score was 2-2 at the 5:40 mark and five goals were scored in the first half of the first period.
  • April 19, 1998 -- Boston won the season finale 2-1 at home. Eric Lindros was tossed (instigator) in the first period for fighting Tim Taylor less than six minutes into the contest. Dave Ellett (Boston) and Joel Otto (Philly) were also tossed in the first period. The Bruins outshot Philly 15-3 in the opening period and held a 1-0 lead. Sergei Samsonov gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the third period. It was the rare NHL game without one team wearing white sweaters.
  • December 23, 1998 -- Eric Desjardins' goal, on a perfect feed from John LeClair, 6:51 into the third period was the GWG in a 2-1 win at Boston. JVB made 28 saves. Mikael Renberg suffered a separated left shoulder and missed close to a month.
  • February 6, 1999 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly. Eric Lindros scored a third period PPG (Flyers went 1-for-8 on the PP) with Sergei Samsonov serving four minutes for high-sticking to tie the game. Samsonov scored both Boston goals, including the second tally which gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead in the final 29 seconds of the middle period. It was the last game of a 16-1-7 streak and the start of a 2-12-6 skid for the Flyers.
  • April 3, 1999 -- Shawn Bates scored twice and Byron Dafoe made 24 stops in Boston's 3-0 home win.
  • April 18, 1999 -- Philly held Boston to 11 shots in a 3-1 season-finale home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs in the first period. Rod Brind'Amour played in his team-record 484th straight game. The game was a battle for fifth seed in the East, with the winner getting fourth-seeded Toronto and the loser facing third-seeded Carolina (who had 11 less points than the Leafs).
  • October 9, 1999 -- The teams played to a 1-1 tie in Boston. P.J. Axelsson scored in the opening minute and Mark Recchi countered in the second period. JVB and John Grahame were the goaltenders.

2000-2004:
  • March 4, 2000 -- Brian Boucher (21 saves) recorded a 3-0 shutout, the first time a Flyers' goalie had a regular season shut out in Boston. Philly received goals from Simon Gagne, Eric Lindros and Keith Jones. Lindros, who missed the prior five games due to a back injury, received what was later diagnosed as his fourth concussion (Grade I by two doctors, Grade II by a third doctor) after being elbowed by Hal Gill. Keith Primeau returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing the previous nine games due to a cracked rib; he reinjured the area and missed the following three contests. The overwhelming atmosphere to the game was rampant speculation of Raymond Bourque's last game in a Bruins' uniform; he was dealt two days later.
  • March 19, 2000 -- Brian Boucher made 29 saves and six Flyers scored, including John LeClair (1-2-3), in Philly's 6-2 home victory.
  • April 8, 2000 -- Brian Boucher made 24 saves and Philly scored three third period goals in a 3-0 home win. Mark Eaton snapped the scoreless tie with his first NHL goal on a 3-on-1 break. Boston, trailing 1-0, had a goal reversed after a video review. John LeClair's ENG gave him 40 goals for the fifth straight season.
  • October 7, 2000 -- Joe Thornton (4), Jason Allison (4) and Sergei Samsonov (3) combined for 11 points in Boston's 5-1 road win. John LeClair suffered a back injury which required surgery (October 21, 2000) to repair a herniated disc; he missed the next 21 games, returned for six games and then was diagnosed with a low-grade staph infection in his back which kept him sidelined (December 10-March 22) until the final eight regular season games. Byron Dafoe made 27 saves for boston then was removed with a hamstring injury.
  • December 19, 2000 -- Boston's Mike Knuble, switched to center due to an NHL-imposed suspension of Joe Thornton (cross-check to Carolina's Dave Karpa), tied the game with a third period goal and the teams played to a 4-4 draw in Boston. The Bruins led 2-0 in the first three minutes of the game.
  • February 6, 2001 -- P.J. Axelsson scored midway in the third period to lead Boston to a 4-3 home win. The Bruins led 2-0 at the 4:13 mark but the Flyers rallied to even the score 3-3 after two periods. Among the fights: Chris Therien vs. Mike Knuble.
  • March 5, 2001 -- Trailing 4-3, the Flyers got goals from Eric Desjardins (SHG with 5:57 remaining) and Mark Recchi (PPG with 3:17 left) in a 6-4 win at home over Mike Keenan's Bruins. Recchi (2-2-4), Dan McGillis (1-2-3), Keith Primeau (1-2-3) and Desjardins (1-1-2) were responsible for all nine third period points. Chris McAllister knocked down Andrei Nazarov in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVW65w6PUFg
  • November 29, 2001 -- Jozef Stumpel's OT goal gave Boston a 3-2 win in Philly. Each squad had five shots in the OT. Don Sweeney was ejected for kneeing Simon Gagne with 24.8 left in the opening period; Gagne went down to the ice but returned. During the penalty, Bill Guerin scored a SHG to make it 2-0 for Boston. Roman Cechmanek made 32 saves in a loss.
  • December 15, 2001 -- Brian Boucher made 32 saves and Philly scored five unanswered goals after trailing 1-0 and recorded a 5-2 win in Boston. The Flyers made it 4-1 when Jeremy Roenick scored with 14 seconds left in the middle period. Chris McAllister fought Andrei Nazarov twice in the game.
  • March 4, 2002 -- Brian Boucher made 21 saves and Jiri Dopita scored twice to lead Philly to a 4-1 road win. Boston led 1-0 midway through the game but Dopita and Simon Gagne scored in a span of 1:43 to give Philly a 2-1 lead.
  • April 2, 2002 -- Boston recovered from a 2-0 hole at the 7:44 mark for a 4-2 win in Philly. Among the fights was a Luke Richardson-Dennis Bonvie. Brian Boucher made 32 saves. Adam Oates made it 1-0, his first goal in a Flyers' sweater.
  • November 16, 2002 -- John LeClair's goal with 2:27 left in regulation tied Boston 2-2. Dennis Seidenberg assists on both goals and had 10 shots on goal. Boston scored two PPGs within 2:53 of the middle period. The Flyers outshot the Bruins 48-34. Roman Cechmanek made 32 saves including one that nearly trickled past him in OT but he reached back to preserve the tie. John Grahame made 46 saves for the Bruins. Jeremy Roenick played in his 1,000th career game.
  • January 25, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett recorded his first win for the Bruins by making 24 saves and Brian Rolston scored the game's only goal 0:31 into OT in Boston's 1-0 home win. Robert Esche made 26 saves. Eric Desjardins and Joe Thornton fought in the second period.
  • March 1, 2003 -- Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) scored 1:00 into OT to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 victory in Boston. Roenick's second tally came on a 2-on-1 break and his slapper beat Jeff Hackett. The Flyers outshot Boston 20-9 in the third period and OT. P.J. Stock vs. Jim Vandermeer -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n699OHNLN4E

  • March 27, 2003 -- Tony Amonte (2-0-2) scored a SHG with 6:49 to play to lift the Flyers to a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Flyers dominated the OT 8-0 in shots but couldn't score off Steve Shields. Boston held a 28-26 shots edge in the game.
  • November 22, 2003 -- Mark Recchi's PPG in the second period snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted Philly to a 3-2 home win. The Flyers improved to 8-0-1 in their last nine games. Philly led 2-0 after one period. Brian Rolston scored twice in 32 seconds in the second period. Philly outshot Boston 26-13 and held the Bruins to two shots in the last period.

  • December 6, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett of the Flyers made 38 saves in a 1-1 tie in Boston. A major snowstorm blanketed the Boston area limiting the crowd to about 12,000. The Bruins outshot Philly 39-23. Sergei Samsonov scored a first period PPG. Mark Recchi tied the game in the second period. Eric Desjardins played 28+ minutes. The Flyers improved to 12-1-3 in the last 16 games. Donald Brashear vs. Sandy McCarthy -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0wOcywaIu0
  • February 19, 2004 -- Boston outshot the Flyers 41-27 and 20-4 in the second period in a 4-3 win in Philly. Sean Burke made 37 saves in the loss.
  • February 28, 2004 -- Andrew Raycroft made 26 saves and Glen Murray's OT goal gave Boston a 3-2 home win.

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  • November 8, 2005 -- Joni Pitkanen scored the GTG with 0:24 left in regulation and tallied the GWG 1:55 into OT to give Philly a 4-3 home win. Pitkanen had three points in the game's final 5:30 as Philly rallied from a 3-1 hole.

  • November 25, 2005 -- Philly won 5-3 in Boston. Peter Forsberg scored twice but sat out the third period with a groin strain and he missed the next six games. Simon Gagne (1-2-3) had three points and was a +3. Philly made it 2-0 on an odd PPG credited to Eric Desjardins when Hal Gill fired the puck off the boards in an attempt to clear it, but it elevated, hit goalie Andrew Raycroft and fell into the goal. Boston then scored the next three goals but Forsberg scored twice in a span of 2:02 to give Philly a 4-3 lead. Michel Handzus' ENG ended a string of nine straight games in this series that ended by one goal or less.
  • January 2, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves and Jeff Carter scored in the middle period of a 1-0 win at Boston. Boston outshot Philly 10-3 in the third period. The Flyers were in the midst of an 11-game road trip, the longest in NHL history.
  • January 19, 2006 -- Tim Thomas made 35 saves in Boston's 5-2 win in Philly. The Flyers outshot the Bruins 37-18.
  • January 6, 2007 -- Marc Savard (2-2-4) led Boston to a 4-3 win, their first home regulation win over the Flyers since February 2001. Sami Kapanen scored two unassisted goals for Philly.
  • February 19, 2007 -- Despite a 33-18 shot advantage, Philly dropped a 6-3 decision at home. Tim Thomas made 30 saves, Petr Tenkrat scored twice and Marc Savard had three points. Mike Richards and Paul Mara fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee2g3ANY4VA
  • March 1, 2007 -- Scottie Upshall's electrifying GWG with 9.9 seconds left in OT gave the Flyers a 4-3 win in Boston. Goal: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68wgjU5318 ). Martin Biron made 34 saves in his Flyers' debut, including stopping a third period breakaway by Petr Tenkrat. Philly had 55 shots, a team record for a regular season road game and the most taken against Boston since March 1965 (Detroit). Tim Thomas made 51 saves including 12-for-12 off Jeff Carter. Mark Mowers, who had just two points in his last 22 games, scored twice to give Boston a 2-0 lead about eight minutes into the game. Philly scored the next three before Zdeno Chara tied it 3-3.
  • March 10, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 26 saves and Philly scored three third period goals en route to a 4-1 home win. Mike Richards scored 1:16 into the third for the GWG. A key moment was when Dennis Wideman coughed up the puck in his own zone, while on the PP, and R.J. Umberger fed Scottie Upshall (1-1-2) to give the Flyers a 3-1 edge. Dimitry Afanasenkov (1-1-2) had two points in the third. Joey McDonald made 25 saves in the loss.
  • October 27, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 38 saves, including a penalty shot by Phil Kessel, the first attempt in this series, and the Flyers won 2-1 in Boston. Biron made 32 saves in the second and third periods combined. Marco Sturm's second period PPG put Boston up 1-0 but over the next 5+ minutes Mike Richards' ninth career SHG goal tied the game and a PPG from Joffrey Lupul put Philly on top. Randy Jones, who would be suspended two games for a check from behind to Patrice Bergeron, was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct; Bergeron was removed on a stretcher and suffered a season-ending injury with a broken nose and concussion. Riley Cote-Shawn Thornton fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ8bZIj-HAE
  • November 26, 2007 -- Marc Savard (1-2-3) and Glen Murray (2-0-2) led Boston to a 6-3 win in Philly. Glen Metropolit gave Boston a 4-0 lead. Tuukka Rask got the win.
  • January 12, 2008 -- Aaron Ward scored 0:43 into OT to lift Boston 4-3 in Philly. Boston led 3-1 midway through the third but the Flyers tied with two quick strikes. Ward's slapper came on a misplay by goalie Antero Niittymaki as he strolled far from the crease to poke away a loose puck.
  • March 15, 2008 -- Aaron Ward scored 2:17 into OT to lift Boston 3-2 at home. Boston's Andrew Ference scored his first goal of the season to tie the game with 0:27 left in regulation. Derian Hatcher suffered a fractured leg while blocking a shot and did not return until the playoffs.
  • October 13, 2008 -- The Flyers acquired Andrew Alberts for Ned Lukacevic and a conditional 2009 fourth-round pick used to select Lane MacDermid.
  • February 4, 2009 -- Boston scored twice during a 35-second span in the third period and Tim Thomas made 25 saves in a 3-1 win at Philly.
  • February 7, 2009 -- Randy Jones' deflected shot with two minutes left in OT gave Philly a 4-3 win in Boston. The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 first period deficit in which Boston scored twice in eight seconds in the final 1:01. The game was tied 3-3 after two periods. Scott Hartnell and Jeff Carter each factored in on the tying and winning goals. Boston outshot Philly 37-30. Martin Biron was replaced after one period by Antero Niittymaki who stopped all 22 shots he faced. http://flyers.nhl.tv/team/console.js...20082009,2,777

  • March 3, 2009 -- Philly scored three third period goals in a 4-2 win at Boston. Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Mike Richards (0-2-2) had eight of the nine individual points in the period; Scottie Upshall also scored. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods. Antero Niittymaki made 22 saves, including a brilliant glove save in the first period, to improve to 15-5-5.
  • March 29, 2009 -- Tim Thomas made 45 saves and Milan Lucic scored twice in Boston's 4-3 win at Philly.
  • October 22, 2009 -- Claude Giroux scored the only goal in the three-round shootout in Philly's 4-3 home win. After Giroux scored in the final round, Michael Ryder's attempt to tie was stopped by Ray Emery who made 23 saves. Tim Thomas made 36 saves for Boston.

  • December 14, 2009 -- Brian Boucher made 26 saves and Kimmo Timonen snapped a 1-1 tie with 9:32 to play then added an EN-SHG in Philly's 3-1 road win. The Flyers trailed 1-0 when Vladimir Sobotka scored with 1:28 remaining in the second period. Timonen had three points including an assist on JVR's tying goal. Timonen's ENG came 22 seconds into a Scott Hartnell minor. Tim Thomas made 35 saves.
  • January 1, 2010 -- at Bos.
  • March 11, 2010 -- at Phi.

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The losing ends here.


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Has it been 4 games for Carcillo already? And we get to play the Bruins, whose fans will complain about anything, great.

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The loosing ends here.
I think you mean losing. Unless, of course, you were referring to Mike and Jeff staying out all hours of the night to stretch out some Philly skanks. Because, I mean, that will probably continue. And that would be loosening.

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We lose. I also noticed when the Flyers were sucking, I haven't worn my jersey during games...

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my boss is a Bruins fan and he is telling me the Flyers will get off the schnied(sp) against Boston.
I asked him if he wanted to do a reverse bet.
He laughed of couse.

btw Jack Edwards can eat a dick.

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Do you think I should wear my jersey tomorrow? Like I said before, maybe I've given the Flyers bad luck for not wearing it?

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Hopefully Rask gets the start; I'll start him in my fantasy pool, where goaltending has been my Achilles heel this season.

He'll get lit up, the Flyers win, and everyone is happy.... except my fantasy pool stats.

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Do you think I should wear my jersey tomorrow? Like I said before, maybe I've given the Flyers bad luck for not wearing it?

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It's somewhere buried in my room. Hopefully I can find it... and hopefully my room isn't too damn warm to wear it lol.

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