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#37: Flyers @ Hurricanes - December 26, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)



Left WingCenter Right Wing
Gagne Richards Giroux
Hartnell Carter Briere
Van Riemsdyk Powe Asham
Carcillo Betts Laperriere

Pairing Pairing
Pronger Coburn
Carle Timonen
Parent Bartulis

(starter not confirmed)
Possible Starter Backup
Boucher Leighton

PlayerReason Status
Boucher ring finger (right hand) laceration questionable
Cote healthy available
Emery left side, lower stomach surgery out approx. six weeks from Dec. 8
Pyorala healthy available
Tollefson grade 2 knee sprain out 3-to-4 weeks from Dec. 14

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

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

30 BACKLUND, JOHAN 6' 2" 198 Left Skelleftea, Sweden 7/24/81
33 BOUCHER, Brian 6'2'' 200 Left Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1/2/77
29 EMERY, Ray 6'2'' 196 Left Hamilton, Ontario 9/28/82
49 LEIGHTON, Michael 6'3" 186 Left Petrolia, Ontario 5/19/81


Left WingCenter Right Wing
Ray Whitney Eric Staal Tuomo Ruutu
Jussi Jokinen Matt Cullen Patrick Dwyer
Sergei Samsonov Brandon SutterTom Kostopoulos
Rod Brind'Amour Stephane Yelle Scott Walker

Pairing Pairing
Joni Pitkanen Tim Gleason
Andrew Alberts Brett Carson
Niclas Wallin Aaron Ward

(Starter has not been confirmed)
Starter Backup
Cam Ward Manny Legace

PlayerReason Status
Erik Cole upper body is on IR
Joe Corvo lower leg surgery is on IR
Chad LaRose lower body is on IR

17 Rod Brind'Amour "C" 6' 1" 205 Aug 9, 1970 Ottawa, ON, CAN
26 Erik Cole 6' 2" 205 Nov 6, 1978 Oswego, NY, USA
8 Matt Cullen 6' 1" 200 Nov 2, 1976 Virginia, MN, USA
39 Patrick Dwyer 5' 11" 175 Jun 22, 1983 Spokane, WA, USA
36 Jussi Jokinen 5' 11" 198 Apr 1, 1983 Kalajoki, FIN
29 Tom Kostopoulos 6' 0" 200 Jan 24, 1979 Mississauga, ON, CAN
59 Chad LaRose 5' 10" 181 Mar 27, 1982 Fraser, MI, USA
15 Tuomo Ruutu 6' 0" 205 Feb 16, 1983 Vantaa, FIN
14 Sergei Samsonov 5' 8" 188 Oct 27, 1978 Moscow, RUS
12 Eric Staal "A" 6' 4" 205 Oct 29, 1984 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
16 Brandon Sutter 6' 3" 183 Feb 14, 1989 Huntington, NY, USA
24 Scott Walker 5' 10" 196 Jul 19, 1973 Cambridge, ON, CAN
13 Ray Whitney "A" 5' 10" 180 May 8, 1972 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
18 Stephane Yelle 6' 2" 182 May 9, 1974 Ottawa, ON, CAN

41 Andrew Alberts 6' 5" 218 Jun 30, 1981 Minneapolis, MN, USA
27 Brett Carson 6' 4" 210 Nov 29, 1985 Regina, SK, CAN
77 Joe Corvo 6' 0" 204 Jun 20, 1977 Oak Park, IL, USA
6 Tim Gleason 6' 0" 217 Jan 29, 1983 Clawson, MI, USA
25 Joni Pitkanen 6' 3" 210 Sep 19, 1983 Oulu, FIN
7 Niclas Wallin 6' 3" 220 Feb 20, 1975 Boden, SWE
4 Aaron Ward 6' 2" 209 Jan 17, 1973 Windsor, ON, CAN

34 Manny Legace 5' 10" 200 Feb 4, 1973 Toronto, ON, CAN
30 Cam Ward 6' 1" 200 Feb 29, 1984 Saskatoon, SK, CAN

Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record is 63-24-14-4.
  • The Flyers own current streaks of 10-0-3-0 in the last 13, 12-1-4-0 in the last 17, 16-2-4-4 in the last 26 and 22-3-4-4 in the last 33 games.
  • In the last 33 games, the Hurricanes have won in regulation just three times.
  • The Flyers' home W-L-T-OTL record is 34-10-5-3 including 12-1-3-2 in the last 18.
  • The Flyers' road W-L-T-OTL record is 29-14-9-1 including 9-1-1-2 in the last 13.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against the Carolina Hurricanes is 28-7-7-4 with records of 14-3-3-3 at home and 14-4-4-1 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record against the Hartford Whalers is 35-17-7-0 with records of 20-7-2-0 at home and 15-10-5-0 away.

  • September 28, 1974 -- In the second meeting between teams from rival leagues the NHL and WHA, the Flyers defeated the New England Whalers 4-2 in an exhibition match played at Quebec. Dave Schultz scored twice and both goals were assisted by Don Saleski and Orest Kindrachuk. In the prior game, the St. Louis Blues and Houston Aeros met.
  • November 27, 1979 --The Flyers won 6-2 at home, the first time the teams met since the Whalers joined the NHL. Mike Busniuk scored 41 seconds into the game. The Flyers made it 5-2 with a pair of goals scored in the opening two minutes of the third period. Brian Propp, Reggie Leach and Bobby Clarke collected six points in the final period. Phil Myre opposed Al Smith in goal.
  • December 23, 1979 -- Brian Propp scored twice and the Flyers outshot Hartford 40-16 in a 4-2 home win which extended the team's NHL record unbeaten streak to 30 games. Propp, Reggie Leach and Bill Barber each had two points. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods despite a 29-8 shot advantage.
  • December 26, 1979 --The Flyers extended their NHL record unbeaten streak to 31 games with a 4-4 draw in Springfield, Massachusetts (the Hartford Civic Center was being renovated). Capacity in Springfield was listed at 7,627 but estimates put the crowd well over 8,500 in part due to the popularity of the Flyers. Eyewitnesses claimed that spectators sat in aisles for the entire game. The game was filled with excitement and strong play. Brian Propp led the Flyers' offense with two goals. The Flyers led 4-2 in the third period but the Whalers completed a rally when Brian Hill, who was promoted to the NHL on Christmas Day, scored the only goal of his NHL career. The Whalers' Mark Howe scored twice as he returned to the lineup after missing the prior three games with back woes.
  • March 21, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish scored on a breakaway with exactly four minutes to play and the teams played to a 5-5 tie in their first meeting in Hartford, CT. Mike Rogers gave Hartford a 5-4 lead, one of four leads the team had, with 5:50 remaining. Brian Propp had two goals and Ken Linseman (1-2-3) and Paul Holmgren (0-3-3) each had three points as did Hartford's Mark Howe and Blaine Stoughton. MacLeish and Propp both reached the 30-goal level.
  • October 26, 1980 -- Bill Barber had four points (1-3-4) and Rick St. Croix stopped 24 shots in a 6-1 home victory. The LCB line combined for 10 points including Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach who each added three assists. Tim Kerr scored his first career NHL goal.
  • November 8, 1980 -- Phil Myre made 33 saves and Reggie Leach snapped a 4-4 third period tie in Philly's 5-4 win at Hartford. Rick MacLeish and Leach, the latter of whom had nine shots, both had a goal and an assist. Mark Howe had three assists for Hartford. Philly led 2-0 at the 4:40 mark and held a 4-2 advantage entering the third period but the Whalers evened the game by the 3:19 mark.
  • November 21, 1980 -- Jack McIlhargey and Norm Barnes were traded by Philadelphia in exchange for Hartford's 2nd round choice (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) in the 1982 Entry Draft, November 21, 1980.

  • February 8, 1981 -- Paul Holmgren scored with just under five minutes to play in a 6-6 tie at Philly. After a scoreless first period, the teams exploded for seven goals and Hartford took a 4-3 lead after two periods. Reggie Leach gave the Flyers a 5-4 lead with two third period goals which completed a hat trick. Bill Barber scored twice. For Hartford, Warren Miller had two second period goals and completed a hat trick in the third period while Dave Debol added two second period goals. Philly outshot the Whalers 48-30; John Garrett made 42 saves. Phil Myre, in his final game with the Flyrers, surrendered 5+ goals in five of his last six games.
  • March 29, 1981 -- Reid Bailey had three points, Paul Holmgren scored twice and Rick St. Croix made 29 saves in Philly's 4-1 road win. Bailey scored the only goal in his 56-game (including playoffs) NHL career. Don Nachbaur gave Hartford a 1-0 lead in the opening period. Philly's Mike Busniuk got into two fights.

  • July 21, 1981 -- In a blockbuster trade, the Flyers acquired Fred Arthur, Ray Allison, a 1st round pick used to select Ron Sutter and a 3rd round pick used to select Miroslav Dvorak. The Whalers received Rick MacLeish, Blake Wesley, Don Gillen, a 1982 1st rounder (Paul Lawless), a 1982 2nd rounder (Mark Paterson) and a 1982 3rd rounder (Kevin Dineen).
  • November 12, 1981 -- Paul Holmgren saw his first action of the season and scored consecutive PPGs in the second period in Philly's 5-3 home win. Holmgren had shoulder surgery suffering an injury in a USA-Canada exhibition match for the Canada Cup in August and he missed the first 14 games of the NHL regular season. Hartford's Doug Sulliman scored 0:11 into the second period to even the game 1-1 prior to Holmgren's GWG less than a minute later. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 37-17. Garry Howatt and Fred Arthur fought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqqYz...eature=related
  • March 20, 1982 -- The day after Pat Quinn was fired as head coach and replaced by Bob McCammon, the Flyers responded with a 5-2 win in Hartford. Bill Barber's SHG, his 40th goal of the season, with 5:47 to play gave the Flyers the lead 3-2 and then Ray Allison and Kenny Linseman added two late third period goals 36 seconds apart. Brad Marsh assisted on the Flyers' third and fourth goals. The Whalers led 2-0 after one period as Mark Howe assisted on two PPGs but the Flyers rallied with second period goals by All Hill (1-2-3) and Ron Flockhart. Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves and went 30-for-30 over the last two periods. It was Lindbergh's first NHL win in his sixth appearance after a start of 0-3-2. The game also featured a bench-clearing brawl, at the end of the first period, which saw three players ejected including Brian Propp and Frank Bathe of the Flyers.

  • March 21, 1982 -- Bill Barber scored the go-ahead goal with 2:25 to play then added an ENG in the Flyers' 5-3 victory in the Spectrum and sweep of the home-and-home series. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 51-44, including 10 shots from Brian Propp. Greg Millen made 46 saves while Pelle Lindbergh made 41 in picking up his second NHL career win and on consecutive dates. The Flyers started 2-0-0 under new head coach Bob McCammon and finished 4-2-2 under his guidance that season. Longtime Flyer Reggie Leach, who was scratched in McCammon's first two games, was late for a practice two days later and then placed on waivers after McCammon decided to go with younger players. "My decision is for the betterment of the hockey team," said McCammon.
  • August 20, 1982 -- The Whalers traded Mark Howe and Hartford's 3rd round choice (Derrick Smith) in the 1983 Entry Draft for Ken Linseman, Greg Adams and Philadelphia's 1st (David Jensen) and 3rd (Leif Karlsson) round choices in the 1983 Entry Draft.
  • December 11, 1982 -- In the 12th meeting, the Whalers beat the Flyers for the first time (Flyers were 8-0-3) 7-4 in Hartford. Blaine Stoughton (3-1-4) had a hat trick and his third goal with 4:07 remaining was the go-ahead tally. The Flyers led 4-3 when Darryl Sittler scored with 7:50 to play in the third period.
  • January 8, 1983 -- Bill Barber returned to the lineup after missing the prior 14 games due to a torn MCL and contributed five (2-3-5) points in Philly's 8-4 win in the Spectrum. The line of Barber (2-3-5), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-3-5) and Darryl Sittler (3-1-4) set a team-record (since broken) with 14 points. Sittler recorded his 20th NHL hat trick and had three points in the second period when Philly out-scored the Whalers 3-0. Though this was Barber's first NHL game since the injury, he did play in an exhibition match January 6 against a touring all-star Soviet team.
  • January 9, 1983 -- Paul Holmgren (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) led Philly in an 8-4 victory in the Spectrum. The Flyers had 53 shots on goal, including a team-record (since broken) 13 by Brian Propp. Mike Veisor made 45 saves for the Whalers. Doug Sulliman (2-1-3) scored twice for Hartford in less than four minutes to even the game 2-2. Mark Howe and Bill Barber netted SHGs within 32 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. The Flyers out-scored Hartford 4-3 in the second period to take a 5-3 lead into the final period. Rick St. Croix made 24 saves in the victory.
  • October 14, 1983 -- The Flyers got a third round draft pick, used to select John Stevens, as compensation for the unexpected retirement of defenseman Fred Arthur (acquired July 1981) who refused demotion to the minor leagues and concentrate on his medical career.
  • November 6, 1983 -- Dave Poulin snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period and Tim Kerr had three points in Philly's 4-2 home win. Brian Propp tied the game and then assisted on the winning goal. Greg Millen made 35 saves in a loss. The Flyers improved to 11-1-3 in this series.
  • December 4, 1983 -- Bob Crawford (2-1-3) was named the game's top star as the Whalers celebrated the team's first ever win in Philadelphia, 6-5. The Flyers owned a 7-0-1 home record in this series entering the contest. Ray Neufeld's goal at 12:52 decided the game, 27 seconds after Brian Propp (2-0-2) evened the score 5-5. Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) had three points. Ed Staniowski made 32 saves. Bob Froese gave up six goals on just 19 shots. Ray Allison (0-3-3) had three points for the Flyers.

  • February 25, 1984 -- The Whalers recorded a 9-7 win in the Hartford Civic Center as Greg Millen finally beat the Flyers after a start of 0-11-1 (he finished 3-18-2 in the regular season). Hartford led 3-0 11:26 into the game but the Flyers tied the game 4-4 when Dave Brown (first NHL goal) and Glen Cochrane, who both later had fighting majors, scored goals 61 seconds apart. The Whalers took a 5-4 lead with 19 seconds left in the first period. The teams combined for 41 shots (24-17 Whalers' advantage) in the opening period and Philly outshot Hartford 41-37 in the game. Five times a goal was scored less than 30 seconds from a previous goal, including three times in the first period. Hartford led 8-6 after two periods. Tim Kerr's 40th goal brought the Flyers to within 8-7 in the final minute. Mark Howe, Len Hachborn, Ron Sutter and Kerr each had three-point efforts for Philly while Hartford had three players with three-point outings, including Risto Siltanen and Tony Currie with two goals. The Whalers had four PPGs. Pelle Lindbergh and Millen each played the entire game. There were five fights in the game including Randy Pierce of Hartford who lost a fight with Daryl Stanley and received a nine-stitch gash over his left eye. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0kcBEvLAE
  • November 15, 1984 -- Bobby Clarke Night ceremonies ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csERxBwiGo ) were highlighted by a six-minute, seventeen-second standing ovation for the legendary player who told the fans "Everyday was Christmas for me. I’d love to do it all over again.” After the emotional display, the Flyers skated to a 3-0 first period lead and won 6-1. Derrick Smith converted a beautiful behind-the-back pass from Murray Craven to open the scoring. Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves. Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Craven (1-2-3) each had three points. Among the comments spoken about Clarke was one by Boston's Harry Sinden who said "Bobby Clarke is the greatest competitor in the history of the game - ever! He was no angel but then again he went into corners where angels feared to tread." Intro to the broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9FdZa2z0uU
  • November 24, 1984 -- Derrick Smith's goal followed a tally by Mark Howe in the third period and the Flyers rallied for a 4-4 OT tie at Hartford. Rick Tocchet scored twice for the Flyers but had an apparent OT winner disallowed. Mark Johnson (2-1-3) gave the Whalers a 4-2 lead in the third period. Ray Neufeld also had three points. In OT, Tocchet fought Torrie Robertson and Tim Kerr battled Dave Lumley.
  • February 26, 1985 -- Derrick Smith and Dave Poulin scored SHGs to give Philly a 2-0 lead and the Flyers won their eighth straight game with a 3-2 win in the Hartford Civic Center. Bob Froese made 28 saves. Dave Brown won two fights against Kevin Dineen in the second period.

  • October 24, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh earned top-star honors by making 24 saves in a 3-0 home win that featured 116 (53 to each side) PIMs. Ilkka Sinisalo scored in the first period then Mark Howe added an important SHG 0:27 into the third period followed by a goal from Tim Kerr. There were eight fighting majors handed out in the first period in addition to high sticking majors and misconducts at different parts of the game. Among the fights was a win for Kerr against Scot Kleinendorst.

  • November 16, 1985 -- The Flyers established a team record twelfth straight victory led by Rick Tocchet's two goals in a 5-2 win at Hartford. Pelle Eklund scored on a 5-on-3 advantage, which gave Philly a 3-1 lead. It was the Flyers first road game since the death of Pelle Lindbergh. Darren Jensen played in goal, as Bob Froese (groin) was injured, and he made 16 saves on 17 shots in the middle period and was 31-for-33 that night.
  • November 21, 1985 -- Bob Froese recorded his eighth career shutout as he stopped 24 shots in a 3-0 victory at Philadelphia. It was Froese's first game since the death of Pelle Lindbergh. Derrick Smith gave the Flyers a first period lead. Tim Kerr and Mark Howe scored 1:05 apart midway in the third period. Rich Sutter had two assists. Mike Liut fell to 1-11-2 in 14 decisions against the Flyers.
  • October 18, 1986 -- With "Youngblood" playing at select theaters, Peter Zezel starred with two goals in the Flyers' 6-3 road win. The teams split six first period goals but Zezel tallied twice in the second period. Ron Hextall was 23-for-23 over the last two periods. Tim Kerr had three assists.
  • December 4, 1986 -- John Anderson scored in the third period and Steve Weeks made 26 saves in Hartford's 2-1 win in Philly. Earlier in the game, Anderson lost a fight to Ron Sutter. The Flyers were 17-3-4 all-time against the Whalers including 10-1-1 at home prior to this game.
  • March 7, 1987 -- Sylvain Turgeon scored consecutive goals to give the Whalers a 3-1 lead in an eventual 5-3 win in Hartford. Turgeon had eight shots. Paul Lawless of Hartford opened the scoring and later added an assist. Lindsay Carson of Philly had two high-sticking majors and was ejected in the second period. Lawless and Carson were dealt for each other less than a year later.
  • October 31, 1987 -- After trailing 3-1, the Whalers scored six straight goals, including one by Dave Tippett on a penalty shot to make it 5-3, in a 7-4 win in Hartford. The Whalers balanced attack featured seven different goal scorers five of whom added an assist.
  • December 3, 1987 -- Coming off a four-day mini-retreat in Lake Placid, the Flyers responded with a 3-0 first period en route to a 5-2 home victory. Peter Zezel (2-0-2), Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) and Murray Craven (0-3-3) led the offense. Dave Poulin gave Philly a 1-0 lead then 28 seconds later Rick Tocchet edged Torrie Robertson in a fight. Zezel made it 2-0 30 seconds later. A third goal, by Pelle Eklund, in a span of 5:28 gave Philly a 3-0 lead after one period. The Flyers entered the game with two straight wins but owned a weak record of 8-18-3 at that point in the season. This victory was the third win during an unbeaten string of 14 games (12-0-2).
  • January 22, 1988 -- Lindsay Carson was dealt to the Whalers for Paul Lawless. Carson asked to be traded because of a diminishing role. Later, he said, "I think they were selling me short. I never hurt the Flyers in any way. In return, I don't think I got the respect and recognition I deserved. But I'm not bitter about it.... It makes you wonder." He played 27 games for the Whalers that season then part of the following season in the AHL before retiring. Said Lawless "I'm tickled to death to be going to Philadelphia." The Flyers dealt the disappointing Lawless to Vancouver about six weeks later as part of a trade acquiring Willie Huber.
  • February 15, 1988 -- Dave Brown's rebound goal off a Derrick Smith shot 3:35 into OT gave the Flyers a 5-4 victory in a game aired on ESPN. Brown fed Smith from behind the net and then banged home the loose puck. Smith and Ron Sutter led the Flyers with two points apiece and both were a game-high +3. Brian Propp had a game-high nine shots. The feisty affair saw 36 penalties, 100 PIMs, five PPGs and 19 PP chances (Hartford was 3-8, Philly was 2-11). Paul Lawless, acquired the prior month, was scratched for the fifth time in ten games and a main reason was he failed to meet coach Mike Keenan's demand that all players have a body fat% of 13 or less (his was 14). Keenan said the game "had playoff intensity." Injured player Tim Kerr was on the bench helping assistant coaches. Kjell Samuelsson suffered a leg injury and missed the next four games. In the second period, Rick Tocchet pummeled Ulf Samuelsson in a fight to which Samuelsson replied "I ate one (punch) on the way down." -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMRvxT2-iFU

  • October 22, 1988 -- The Whalers recorded an 8-6 home win as Carey Wilson had three points (2-1-3) and the key goal to make it 6-5 with 49 seconds left in the second period. Kevin Dineen (1-2-3) also had three points. The teams split eight second period goals. Mike Liut collected a rare win against the Flyers, he entered the game 2-12-4. Mark Laforest gave up eight goals in his first start of the season. Tim Kerr and Murray Craven each scored twice. Terry Carkner and Torrie Robertson got into a wrestling match -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1t9mrMEQq0
  • December 23, 1988 -- Mike Bullard scored with 47 seconds left in the third period to lift the Flyers to their seventh straight win, 5-4 at Philadelphia. Ron Sutter, who had three points and all in the third period, and Tim Kerr, who also had three points, led the Flyers. Ron Hextall made 31 saves. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but after the Flyers led 4-2, the Whalers evened the game on a goal by Joel Quenneville.
  • March 12, 1989 -- Mark Laforest made 37 saves and Rick Tocchet's second goal of the game with 3:18 left in regulation gave the Flyers a 3-3 tie in Hartford. Keith Acton also had two (1-1-2) points. The Whalers held a 40-19 shots advantage including 16-5 in the third period and OT. Jody Hull led Hartford with two goals.
  • November 25, 1989 -- The Whalers scored three PPGs and Scott Young (1-2-3) and Ron Francis (1-2-3) each had three points in a 5-2 home win. Mike Liut picked up the win by making 18 saves. There were 55 PIMs in the third period including various fights: Jeff Chychrun vs. Ed Kastelic ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3oMwSQnV7g ), Scott Mellanby head-butting Randy Ladouceur ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrlQ1zne5s ), Craig Berube-Kastelic in which Tony Horacek was tossed as third man ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN13P4LYS88 ) and Rick Tocchet-Ladouceur ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-uQLdvRqC8 ) to which the Civic Center organist played "Tea for Two," a song from the 1920s musical "No, No Nanette."
  • December 14, 1989 -- After a 3-2 home loss, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren removed Dave Poulin's captaincy and the "A" from Mark Howe's jersey and replaced them with Ron Sutter and Terry Carkner. Years later, Holmgren admitted he overreacted. The Flyers led 2-1 in the third period then the unlikely pair of Tom Martin and Mike Tomlak scored and the Whalers won 3-2. Martin's goal was the last of 12 in his NHL career and Tomlak's tally was the second of 15 goals in his NHL career. Craig Berube had two fights in the game.

  • February 1, 1990 -- The Flyers scored twice in the second period and won 2-1 at home. Mike Liut made 32 saves in the loss, Ken Wregget made 25 saves in the win. Ilkka Sinisalo had two points. Keith Acton fought Ulf Samuelsson.
  • December 22, 1990 -- Rob Brown scored the lone goal in the third period and Darryl Reaugh had his only career shutout in a 1-0 Hartford win.
  • January 26, 1991 -- Pat Verbeek (2-1-3) scored two second period goals and Peter Sidorkiewicz made 34 saves in a 5-3 Hartford home win. The Whalers had three PPGs.
  • February 2, 1991 -- Bobby Holik and Ron Francis scored PPGs in the first 1:33 of the second period and the Whalers won 2-0 in Philly. Peter Sidorkiewicz made 20 saves.
  • November 13, 1991 -- Kevin Dineen was traded to Philadelphia by Hartford for Murray Craven and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (Kevin Smyth) in 1992 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Dineen placed second in games played in the Whalers' franchise history (second to Ron Francis). Craven was in a contract dispute with Flyers' GM Russ Farwell and earlier in the week suffered a neck injury in a Flyers' exhibition match against Team USA. Craven was scratched in two prior games and when his focus was questioned by head coach Paul Holmgren, Craven said "I didn't think he was a psychologist." He said of Farwell "A new General Manager is in and basically moved everybody out from years gone by." Both players scored in their first games with their new teams. Though Craven's neck prevented him from playing in the first opportunity with Hartford, he scored the tying goal against Boston (before the Whalers lost in OT) in his first appearance. Dineen, who suffered from Crohn's Disease, scored an ENG with one second left in the Flyers 3-1 win over Edmonton the following night.
  • November 27, 1991 -- Pat Verbeek and Andrew Cassals scored twice in the Whalers' 7-3 win in the Spectrum. Ron Hextall suffered a shoulder injury and was out of the lineup until December 21, 1991. Flyers' fans chanted "Paul (Holmgren) must go, Paul must go." Holmgren was fired December 4.
  • April 11, 1992 -- Yvon Corriveau scored twice and Frank Pietrangelo made 20 saves in Hartford's 4-2 home win. The game was the first for the Flyers since the conclusion of a 10-day NHL strike. Teams voted in the new agreement 17-7 while players supported the new measure 409-61.
  • April 14, 1992 -- Andrew Cassals scored in OT and Frank Pietrangelo made 27 saves in Hartford's 4-3 road win. The Whalers rallied from deficits three times including Murray Craven's third period goal.
  • June 15, 1992 -- Paul Holmgren was named head coach of the Hartford Whalers. He remained with the Whalers as a coach/GM until November 6, 1995.
  • January 24, 1993 -- Ric Nattress' soft shot from the point, after a failed clear by Zarley Zalapski, gave Philly a 5-4 OT win over Paul Holmgren's Whalers in the Spectrum. Afterwards, Holmgren was very critical of Zalapski's play by saying "He keeps telling me he is an All-Star..." Nattress said the shot was like playing pool. The Flyers 6-game losing skid in this series was snapped. Hartford led 5-3 in the third period until Rod Brind'Amour (2-0-2) and Greg Hawgood scored consecutive PPGs with assists on both coming from Garry Galley (0-3-3) and Mark Recchi (0-2-2). Hawgood's 55-footer tied the game with 2:10 remaining in regulation after goalie Frank Pietrangelo was whistled for a minor. Terry Yake (2-1-3) led Hartford. Both teams had poor records, the Flyers 17-22-7 and the Whalers were 13-31-4. Midway in the second period, there was an announcement that former Flyer Tim Kerr had retired from the Whalers/NHL and he received a 90-second standing ovation in absentia as the on-ice officials purposely delayed the puck drop. Holmgren commented on the appreciation by saying "Because of the tragedies and all he's been through, I thought it was wonderful. He's a class guy."

  • February 24, 1993 -- Eric Lindros and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-3 win in Hartford. Philly outshot Hartford 41-27. The game saw a few fights that began with a cheap shot from Nick Kypreos on Garry Galley. The goalies also fought with Sean Burke of the Whalers thumping Dominic Roussel.
  • April 16, 1993 -- In a make-up game, Dimitri Yushkevich scored 1:15 into OT and the Flyers closed the 1992-93 campaign with their eighth straight win, 5-4 in Hartford. The game was originally scheduled for March 14 but was postponed due to a blizzard of up to 21 inches of snow (the prior day, the Whalers played at home to a crowd of 1,362). The Flyers outshot Hartford 4-0 in the OT. Mark Recchi joined Bobby Clarke as the only Flyers to hit the 70 assist mark. The Whalers led 4-2 on an early third period goal but Andre Faust tied the score at the 3:38 mark. Faust, who got the only assist on the GWG, recorded his first multi-point game in the NHL after being recalled the prior day.
  • October 9, 1993 -- Josef Beranek and Kevin Dineen each scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win in Hartford's home opener. Dineen made his debut as the Flyers' captian and had three points. Dominic Roussel had 26 saves and an assist. All seven goals were scored in the first period. Hartford went 0-for-7 on the PP. Chris Pronger, in his second NHL game, picked up his first point 1:17 into the game.
  • November 18, 1993 -- Josef Beranek (1-1-2) snapped a 3-3 tie and then Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored two PPGs in Philly's 6-3 home win. Yves Racine added three points (1-2-3). Philly went 3-for-9 on the PP. There were a half dozen fights in the game including Dave Brown making quick work of Bryan Marchment. Brown also fought Jim McKenzie and Marc Potvin. Ryan McGill fought Potvin twice. Beranek completed the Gordie Howe hat trick when he fought Pat Verbeek. Hartford goalie Mario Gosselin surrendered five goals on 14 shots and was replaced by Mike Lenarduzzi.
  • March 19, 1994 -- Jocelyn Lemieux scored with 47 seconds left and Brian Propp added an ENG in Hartford's 5-3 road win. Both goals were the second of the game for each player. Eric Lindros scored his 40th goal. Propp recorded his 1,000th career point.
  • April 2, 1994 -- Rob DiMaio scored with 1:13 remaining in the third period to snap a 5-5 tie and the Flyers, who led 5-1 after the first period, registered a 6-5 win in Hartford. Eric Lindros had (2-2-4) four points in the game, all in the first period. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 1:37 mark, scoring 15 seconds apart. Hartford had just 18 shots but scored on two of four shots in the middle period. Pat Verbeek evened the game 5-5 with 6:21 to play. John Stevens, demoted the prior day, was recalled by the Whalers who dressed just five defensemen due to an injury to Chris Pronger.

  • January 26, 1995 --Dominic Roussel stopped 24 shots and the Flyers rallied with two late goals in a key 3-2 home win. Mark Recchi, who scored off a terrific play by Eric Lindros with 2:32, followed Garry Galley's goal which evened the game with 4:29 left. Patrik Juhlin scored his first NHL goal and slid, in excitement, halfway across the ice on his knees. It was the first victory under new head coach Terry Murray who started 0-3-0.
  • March 22, 1995 -- Hartford's Adam Burt scored with 2:30 to play to lead the Whalers to what would be their final victory over the Flyers, 4-3. Hartford also ended Philadelphia's 8-game win streak.
  • April 28, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis' goal with 3:11 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 victory in Hartford. Ron Hextall made 26 saves. Rod Brind"Amour (2-1-3) scored consecutive first period goals which gave the Flyers a 3-1 lead. Jocelyn Lemieux (2-0-2) scored in the second and third periods for the Whalers.
  • November 5, 1995 -- Mikael Renberg (2-1-3) and John LeClair (1-2-3) led the Flyers' offense and Garth Snow made 21 stops in a 6-1 win at Philadelphia. Craig MacTavish's goal with two seconds left in the first period gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. The Whalers' Sean Burke was replaced in favor of Jeff Reese; both goalies surrendered three goals. Shawn Antoski fought Kelly Chase.
  • November 18, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis scored twice in Philly's 4-2 road win. Rod Brind'Amour added three points. Garth Snow made 21 saves for the win and made several key stops, especially early in the contest. Snow was beaten twice by Glen Wesley who said afterwards "I thought it was probably our best game of the year."
  • December 23, 1995 -- Philly scored three times in the last period of a 3-3 tie at Hartford. Hartford led 2-0 after two periods. Each team had 35 shots and went 1-for-7 on the PP. Sean Burke (Hartford) and Garth Snow (Philly) each made 32 saves. Rod Brind'Amour tied the game 3-3. Eric Lindros had two points.
  • December 28, 1995 -- Kevin Dineen was traded to Hartford by Philadelphia for Hartford/Carolina's 3rd (Kris Mallette) and 7th (later traded back to Hartford/Carolina - Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) round choices in the 1997 Entry Draft, December 28, 1995.
  • March 25, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-0 home victory. The shutout was his second straight, the first time a Flyer accomplished that feat since Bernie Parent in 1973. "The team defense has been absolutely smothering. They play so well in front of me. They are making my job pretty easy right now. As a team we take pride in our goals-against average and our wins and losses. I've never been a big guy on shutouts," said Hextall. John LeClair (2-1-3, eight shots) and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) combined for five of the seven individual points given in the game. Lindros picked up his 100th point of the season, the fifth Flyer to do so.

  • December 12, 1996 -- Eric Lindros and Janne Niinimaa each had two points in a span of 2:14 in Philly's 3-2 home victory. The Flyers outshot the Whalers 30-19 including 20-5 in the middle period. Early in the game, Dan Kordic fought Stu Grimson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtVQPPIBIoI
  • December 14, 1996 -- Garth Snow made 21 saves for his first career shutout and Rod Brind'Amour scored twice in Philly's home-and-home sweep of the Whalers, 4-0. Five Flyers combined for the team's ten individual points: Rod Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Dale Hawerchuk (0-3-3), John LeClair (1-1-2), Trent Klatt (0-2-2) and Eric Lindros (1-0-1). Philly outshot the Whalers 42-21. Jason Muzzatti made 38 saves for the Whalers. Dan Kordic fought Stu Grimson fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLSehPVVnJg
  • December 15, 1996 -- Paul Coffey was traded to Philadelphia with Hartford's 3rd round choice (Kris Mallette) in the 1997 Entry Draft for Kevin Haller, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Scott Hannan) in the 1997 Entry Draft and Hartford's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Carolina selected Andrew Merrick) in the 1997 Entry Draft. Coffey played in the December 12th game but not December 14th.
  • February 19, 1997 -- Kevin Dineen scored both Hartford goals in a 2-2 tie played in Philly. The Flyers scored twice in under a minute in the second period. John LeClair and Eric Lindros combined for 12 of the Flyers 25 shots.
  • March 2, 1997 -- The Flyers defeated the Whalers 5-2 in Hartford, the final meeting between the squads before the franchise relocated to North Carolina. John LeClair and Shjon Podein each had two points and Garth Snow made 26 saves. Goals were scored in the final minute of each period, twice by Philly. Eric Lindros was issued a high-stick penalty 1:24 into the game. Lindros scored a PPG at the 4:23 mark while Kevin Dineen was in the box for a crease violation then, upon returning to the ice, Dineen was issued a 10-misconduct for swearing at Rob Shick something which the player later denied. Daniel Lacroix and Kelly Chase fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCHQ14Nf9o8. A frustrated Keith Primeau had a goal disallowed midway in the opening period when his toe was shown to be in the crease. Andrew Cassels got Hartford on the board to make it 3-1 with 1.6 seconds left in the middle period. John LeClair and Shjon Podein (ENG) sandwiched a Dineen goal in the third period. In the second period, Stu Grimson rifled a shot at Flyers' goalie Snow after a whistle and was issued a misconduct. As Grimson was escorted to the penalty box, Chase cross-checked Snow to the ice then landed two shots to Snow's head. Both players got roughing minors. Said Chase afterwards, "He's a yapper. He's always stabbing you with his stick. He wants to be a tough guy. I don't take that stuff from defensemen. I don't take it from the tough guys. I'm certainly not going to take it from a goalie. I'm going to knock him on his can."

  • December 23, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves to lead Philadelphia past Carolina 4-2 at home, the first meeting since the Hurricanes relocated. Eric Desjardins scored 1:11 into the game and Colin Forbes assisted on the first two goals which gave Philly a 2-0 lead.

  • January 8, 1998 -- The teams met at Carolina for the first time and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in the Greensboro Coliseum. Carolina scored in all three regulation periods followed by a Flyers goal in each period. John LeClair had three points and Chris Gratton had two points for the Flyers. Sami Kapanen and Keith Primeau each had two points for the Hurricanes. Trevor Kidd made 38 saves.
  • March 28, 1998 --Carolina's Keith Primeau scored the tying goal in the second period and set up the go-ahead tally 86 seconds later leading his squad to a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. The Hurricanes ended an 11-game winless streak in this series. Trevor Kidd made 22 saves. Ron Hextall made 32 saves in the defeat. Noaln Pratt of Carolina was ejected for a checking-from-behind major in the first period.
  • March 29, 1998 -- The Flyers' Sean Burke made 31 saves in Philly's 3-1 victory in Greensboro. Carolina outshot Philly 22-8 over the last two periods but got out-scored 3-1. John LeClair and Dainius Zubrus scored 34 seconds apart in the second period. LeClair and Shjon Podein each had one goal and one assist. Hartford coach Paul Maurice criticized referee Don Van Massenhoven "I think the referees did a poor job. (He) called the game by the number of penalties on each side, not on what should have been called." Carolina had six PPs to the Flyers' five. Dan Kordic fought Stu Grimson for the third time in their NHL careers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fan9to3pCU
  • October 17, 1998 -- Sami Kapenen and Eric Lindros traded first period goals in a 1-1 tie in Greensboro. JVB and Arturs Irbe each made 18 stops.
  • November 20, 1998 -- Ron Hextall became the all-time winningest goalie in Flyers' history, surpassing Bernie Parent, with his 233rd victory in the Flyers' 3-1 road win. The Flyers scored twice in the second to take a 2-0 lead on goals by d-men Dan McGillis and Petr Svoboda then added an ENG. The announced crowd was 11,013, the largest of the season and just 46 short of capacity at the Greensboro Coliseum.
  • January 9, 1999 -- Ron Hextall, who made 13 saves before being removed at the 37:36 mark due to a groin injury, and JVB (seven saves) combined for a 2-0 shutout in Philadelphia. It was the first combined shutout in team history. The Flyers scored twice in the middle period on goals by Valeri Zelepukin and Eric Lindros. Dmitri Tertyshny took a puck off the right ankle in the game's opening minute and missed the next four games with a bruise.
  • March 6, 1999 -- Adam Burt was traded to the Flyers for Andrei Kovalenko.
  • March 30, 1999 -- Ron Hextall tied a team-record for most assists by a goalie with two and the Flyers scored three PPGs but Carolina scored twice in the last period to salvage a 3-3 tie in Philly. Dan McGillis and Rod Brind'Amour each had two points. Hextall had two assists at the NYI, November 29, 1986 and then Mark Laforest equalled the feat vs. NJD, December 4, 1988. Mark Recchi and Eric Desjardins missed this game with injuries. Eric Lindros sat out the second of a two-game suspension for cutting the Rangers' Petr Nedved earlier in the week.

  • October 7, 1999 -- Ron Francis had a goal and an assist and Arturs Irbe made 30 saves in the Hurricanes' 2-0 victory in Philadelphia.
  • November 11, 1999 -- The Flyers dominated the Hurricanes 4-1 in Philly. The Flyers held a 37-11 shots advantage and limited the Canes to just five shots in the final 40 minutes. Carolina led 1-0 after 20 minutes. Eric Lindros, Eric Desjardins and Sandy McCarthy scored in the middle period.

  • January 11, 2000 -- Simon Gagne's PPG with 1:19 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 win in the Flyers' first appearance in Raleigh. Rod Brind'Amour tied the game for Philly midway through the third. Carolina was held to two first period shots; they had seven total shots in their last three periods against the Flyers.
  • January 23, 2000 -- Keith Primeau and Carolina's 5th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Kristofer Ottosson) in the 2000 Entry Draft were traded to the Flyers in exchange for Rod Brind'Amour, Jean-Marc Pelletier and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Agris Saviels) in the 2000 Entry Draft, January 23, 2000
  • April 2, 2000 -- Bates Battaglia scored 1:18 into the game and Arturs Irbe made 31 saves in the Hurricanes' 1-0 home win. The Flyers outshot the Canes 31-16 in the game including 17-6 in the first period.
  • November 30, 2000 -- Arturs Irbe made 25 saves and shutout Philly for the second straight meeting, 2-0 in Raleigh. Sami Kapanen's controversial PPG late in the second period, and less than a minute after he returned to the ice after serving a minor, was allowed despite a kicking motion. Afterwards, he said "I tried to stop the puck with my skate. I was a little surprised myself that they allowed the goal." Earlier, the refs nullified a goal by Carolina's Rod Brind'Amour. Bates Battaglia added an ENG with 12 seconds left. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves in the loss.
  • December 23, 2000 -- Dan McGillis scored 3:50 into OT and Roman Cechmanek made 35 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Cechmanek made eight saves during a two-minute two-man advantage for Carolina. Rick Tocchet and Peter White, both of the Flyers, left the game when they were hit in their faces with pucks. Jeff O'Neill gave Carolina 1-0 lead 2:10 into the game but Simon Gagne tied it in the second. The Flyers unbeaten streak reached seven games under new head coach Bill Barber. Todd Fedoruk-Darren Langdon hooked up in an entertaining clash.
  • March 14, 2000 -- Kent Manderville was dealt to the Flyers for Sandy McCarthy.
  • January 27, 2001 -- Simon Gagne's (1-1-2) third period goal capped off a 3-goal rally and the Flyers won 4-3 at Carolina. Despite being outshot 20-8 in the first period, the Canes managed a 2-1 lead. Jeff O'Neill's second goal made it 3-1 in the middle period but Paul Ranheim's SHG was followed by a goal by Peter White and the score was 3-3 after two periods. Arturs Irbe made 33 saves in the defeat. Eric Desjardins and Chris Therien each had two assists.
  • February 19, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) recorded his sixth NHL shutout and Keith Primeau scored twice in a 4-0 win in Philly. Mark Recchi (1-1-2) made it 1-0 early in the first period. Todd Fedoruk added a key goal late in the opening period off a botched decision by Arturs Irbe who decided to play the puck behind net with the intent to pass it; P.J. Stock stole the puck and fed Fedoruk. Dan McGillis (0-2-2) had two assists.
  • December 22, 2001 -- Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored 27 seconds into OT and the Flyers won 4-3 at home. Sami Kapanen gave Carolina 3-2 third period lead but Jeremy Roenick evened the game. Donald Brashear had seven shots, four more than any other player on either team.

  • January 6, 2002 -- Marty Murray scored twice in Philly's 4-3 win at Carolina. It was Murray's first two-goal game since October 10, 1995 when he scored his first two NHL goals as a member of the Calgary Flames (he scored three goals in his 26-game Calgary career). Murray evened the game 1-1 on a SHG in the first period but 13 seconds later Martin Gelinas (1-1-2) gave the Canes a 2-1 lead. Rod Brind'Amour also had two points for the Canes. Kent Manderville tied the game in the middle period. Jeremy Roenick scored the go-ahead goal in the third period while the Flyers were on the PP. Brian Boucher made 29 saves for the victory.
  • January 26, 2002 -- The Flyers scored two goals in the first and second periods and held off a Carolina rally to win 4-2 in Philadelphia. Arturs Irbe was replaced by Tom Barrasso after the second period. A couple of fights in the game including Mark Recchi defeating Sean Hill.
  • March 28, 2002 -- The Hurricanes limited the Flyers to 19 shots, including one in the first period, and recorded a 4-1 win in Raleigh, NC. Flyers' goalie Neil Little made his NHL playing debut almost eleven years after he was drafted. Little, who dressed as a backup but never played in his 43 other appearances in the NHL, started and made 25 saves on 29 shots and was penalized with a 10-minute misconduct for taking part in a brawl late in the second period. Rick Tocchet played in what was his final NHL game due to knee and back injuries. Philly was held to just one shot in the first period and 19 in the game. Sami Kapanen and Rod Brind'Amour gave the Canes a 2-0 lead. After Jaroslav Svoboda made it 4-0 with 3:02 to play in the middle period, Chris McAllister fought Craig Adams, resulting in their ejections, and Billy Tibbetts (ejected, double game-misconduct, instigator, 37 PIMs) in his sixth game with the Flyers, fought Marek Malik -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOB3i...eature=related
  • November 5, 2002 -- John LeClair scored on a rebound 1:56 into OT and Philadelphia won 2-1 at Carolina. It was LeClair's 300th goal while with the Flyers. Justin Williams (1-1-2) had two points for the Flyers. Carolina's goal was by Rod Brind'Amour with Sami Kapanen getting one of the assists. Philly outshot the Hurricanes 31-18. The winning goal was confirmed only after a lengthy video review. ''It was a good play by Willie to just put the puck on net,'' LeClair said. '(Kevin) 'Weekes didn't do a very good job of handling the rebound and it just kind of bounced up. I saw it when it bounced up, so I just started pushing around, trying to get free and was able to poke it in with one hand on my stick.'' Carolina coach Paul Maurice said ''I was pretty sure it was in. Once they made a decision it wasn't goalie interference I was just waiting to leave the bench at that point.''

  • November 15, 2002 -- Jeremy Roenick and Jesse Boulerice traded first period goals in a 1-1 tie in Carolina. The Canes' Rod Brind'Amour became the 181st NHL player to see action in 1,000 regular season games; Roenick played in his 999th contest. Philly outshot Carolina 28-24. Roman Cechmanek and Kevin Weekes were the goalies. After the game, an irked Roenick said to the media "You guys want to keep talking about the scoring -- it's going to come. We're playing good hockey. Don't look at something negative. We're playing hard and working hard. We're playing tremendous team hockey. If you want to talk about something negative talk about our power play.'' Flyers' coach Ken Hitchcock responded to a question about the PP "I'm not even going to comment on the power play. You guys know it's struggling now. Why beat it up any more? There is a lack of confidence on the back end and it's been there for a little while. We need to just settle it down back there and we'll be fine. We're struggling with puck composure.''
  • February 7, 2003 -- Sami Kapanen and Ryan Bast were traded to the Flyers for Pavel Brendl and Bruno St. Jacques.
  • February 15, 2003 -- Kevin Weekes made 42 saves but Donald Brashear and Keith Primeau scored in the third period and the Flyers rallied to tie 2-2 at Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Carolina 44-24. The Hurricanes led 2-0 when Sean Hill scored an early third period goal. Jeff O'Neill had two points
  • March 13, 2003 -- John LeClair returned to the lineup after missing the prior 47 games with a dislocated right shoulder and scored in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Tony Amonte had a goal and an assist in his Philadelphia debut. Keith Primeau scored the go-ahead goal 59 seconds into the final period; Amonte then followed to make it 4-2. The Flyers outshot the Canes 16-3 in the third and 37-15 in the game. Patrick Desrochers made 32 saves in the loss while Roman Cechmanek made 12 saves in the win.
  • October 25, 2003 -- Mark Recchi's SHG with 3:10 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia. Recchi had a 2-on-1 break and beat Jamie Storr who made 28 saves in the game for the Hurricanes. Carolina had leads of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3. Niclas Wallin scored twice.

  • November 18, 2003 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Carolina. The game was scoreless entering the third period but the Flyers tallied twice before the Canes responded with two goals; Niclas Wallin scored with 2:19 to play. Kevin Weekes had 41 saves including a breakaway by Eric Desjardins in OT. Simon Gagne had two points for the Flyers. Rod Brind'Amour had two points for the Hurricanes.
  • November 28, 2003 -- Kim Johnsson had three assists and Robert Esche made 28 saves to lead the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs. Jesse Boulerice played less than minutes but scored Carolina's second goal.
  • January 20, 2004 -- Danny Markov was traded to the Flyers for Justin Williams.
  • March 23, 2004 -- Sean Burke made 26 saves and Branko Radivojevic had a goal and an assist in Philly's 4-2 victory at Carolina. Burke picked up his first win since February 24 and his 303rd victory moving him past Turk Broda into 18th place on the NHL's career list. Justin Williams played against the Flyers for the first time and recorded an assist.

  • October 28, 2005 -- Eric Staal (3-0-3), Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3, 22-for-31 on faceoffs) and Matt Cullen (go-ahead PPG) led Carolina to an 8-6 home win. The Flyers led 5-3 after scoring twice in the final 1:58 of the middle period. Jon Sim (2-0-2) tied the game 6-6 midway in the third period. Joni Pitkanen (0-3-3) had three assists for the Flyers. The teams combined to go 7-for-16 on the PP (Philly 4-for-9). Keith Primeau was a -3 and played his final NHL game after he suffered a concussion three days earlier on a hit by Alexander Perezhogin in Montreal.
  • December 29, 2005 --Sami Kapanen scored in OT for the second straight game, this time at the 1:27 mark, to lift the Flyers 4-3 at Carolina. Kapanen became just the second player in NHL history to score OT goals in consecutive games. Matt Cullen had two goals for Carolina. Philly outshot the Canes 40-28.

  • January 17, 2006 -- Rod Brind'Amour lifted Carolina to a 4-3 victory in Philadelphia with his shootout goal. Carolina won the shootout 3-2 as each side had four shots. The first four shootout attempts were successful but after Eric Staal and Simon Gagne both failed with the third try, Brind'Amour netted the winning shot; Martin Gerber then stopped Jeff Carter. In regulation, the Flyers led 1-0 after two periods and 3-1 in the third but Erik Cole knotted the game 3-3 with under four to play.
  • March 8, 2006 -- In an exhilarating finish, the Flyers won 3-2 at home on a last second goal in regulation and two shootout tallies. Freddy Meyer's tip-in ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWpH8LNyH2M ) of a Mike Rathje blast at 19:59.4 (0.6 remaining) -- tied for the latest goal in Flyers' history -- sent the game into the extra session. Carolina led the shootout 1-0 when Peter Forsberg's wrister sent the shootout into a fourth shot; Eric Staal missed but Simon Gagne nailed his attempt for the victory. Antero Niittymaki was fantastic including breakaway stops on Kevyn Adams and Doug Weight in regulation. Justin Williams scored for Carolina.

  • December 19, 2006 -- Despite 40 saves by Antero Niittymaki, Carolina recorded a 2-1 win in Philly. The Hurricanes led 2-0 and held a 30-16 shot advantage after 40 minutes. Jeff Carter returned to the lineup after missing the prior 20 games with a broken left tibia.
  • December 31, 2006 -- Robert Esche led the Flyers to a 5-2 win as he made 40 stops in a game otherwise dominated by the defending Stanley Cup Champs (shots: 42-19). The Flyers won for the second straight out after 10 straight losses. Peter Forsberg had three assists, Alexei Zhitnik scored the go-ahead goal and Ryan Potulny and Kyle Calder also scored. (Mike Knuble added an ENG). Ray Whitney scored twice for the Hurricanes.
  • February 22, 2007 -- Glen Wesley scored a SHG in 27 seconds into OT and the Canes won 3-2 in Raleigh. It was the fifth time a defenseman scored a SHG in OT since the 5:00 overtime period was instituted in 1983-84. Dmitry Afanasenkov and Alexandre Picard each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers. Justin Williams had two assists for the Hurricanes. John Grahame backed Carolina with 33 saves. Todd Fedoruk and Tim Gleason fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYA8rCPPjNc
  • March 28, 2007 -- Jeff Carter (2-1-3), Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Martin Biron (23 saves) led Philly to a 5-1 home win. Derian Hatcher had two points including a PPG. The loss by the Hurricanes followed a 6-1 defeat at Toronto. It marked the second time in NHL history that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost games on consecutive days by 4+ goals. (Also, Toronto in 1949-50).
  • October 20, 2007 -- Simon Gagne scored 48 seconds into OT, Martin Biron made 42 saves and the Flyers won 3-2. Gagne stopped a pass from Derian Hatcher with his skate and netted the OT winner for his 400th career point. Mike richards' PPG in the third period tied the game 2-2. Danny Briere had two assists for Philly. Cory Stillman had two assists for the Hurricanes. Carolina, on the final stop of a six-game road trip, outshot Philly 44-30.

  • November 21, 2007 -- Danny Briere (3-1-4) had his first hat trick with Philadelphia and Mike Knuble added three points (1-2-3) in a 6-3 win. All three goals by Briere came in the third period. Philly trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes and were outshot 10-3. The Flyers took a 2-1 lead into the final period in which they out-scored the Canes 4-2 despite being outshot 15-7. In the game, the Canes held a 35-21 shots advantage. Each side had three PPGs. Matt Cullen had three points for Carolina. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzP07Cw_uGY
  • November 28, 2007 -- Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Martin Biron (40 saves) led the Flyers to a 3-1 win at Carolina. The Hurricanes held a 41-34 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60M_ao7-DaA
  • December 15, 2007 -- Rod Brind'Amour's shootout goal produced a 6-5 victory for the Hurricanes in Philadelphia. After Danny Briere missed the first attempt in the shootout, the next five shots were successful. Joffrey Lupul had a hat trick (and eight shots). The Flyers rallied from deficits of 3-1, 4-3 and 5-4. The Flyers held a 41-34 shot advantage. Brind'Amour didn't record a point in regulation, something he accomplished in each of the prior six games (2-4-6) against the Flyers. Unofficially, Brind'Amour has 5 goals, 12 assists and 17 points in 27 games against the Flyers for the Hurricanes (also 2-for-2 in the shootout). Justin Williams, unofficially, has 4 goals, 5 assists and 9 points in 13 games against the Flyers since his trade (0-for-1 in the shootout).
  • September 27, 2008 -- In the final NHL game in the Spectrum, the Flyers defeated the Hurricanes 4-2 in a preseason game. Mike Richards scored two SHGs. Arron Asham fought Dan LaCouture -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzP07Cw_uGY
  • November 26, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves and Simon Gagne had three points (2-1-3 and was a +3) in Philly's 3-1 win in Carolina. Gagne had points in a career-high nine straight games (snapped two days later). The Flyers won for the sixth straight time. Carolina outshot Philly 28-27 despite being outshot 7-1 in the first period. The Flyers scored on a rare 3-on-3 situation.
  • November 28, 2008 -- The Flyers' debuted their retro third jerseys but Sergei Samsonov beat Martin Biron in overtime to end the Flyers' six-game winning streak, 3-2 on Black Friday in Philadelphia. Carolina outshot Philly 30-26.

  • December 6, 2008 -- Jeff Carter beat Rod Brind'Amour on a faceoff then almost instantly shot the puck past Michael Leighton's right side to give Philly a 2-1 win 3:34 into OT at Carolina. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves including five in the extra session. It was the Flyers fourth overtime game in the last five contests. Mike Richards scored a SHG in the first period but Sergei Samsonov evened the score 55 seconds into the third period. Riley Cote and Wade Brookbank fought. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz0PjgzwWc4
  • December 11, 2008 -- Scott Hartnell (3-0-3) had a hat trick and the Flyers equalled the greatest comeback in team history with a 6-5 shootout victory in Philly. Carolina led 5-1 after two periods but the Flyers started a rally when Hartnell scored a SHG 1:42 into the third period and then hel completed his hat trick 5:30 later. Scottie Upshall scored with 4:52 left in regulation and then Simon Gagne evened the game with 1:44 to play. Gagne and Mike Richards scored for the Flyers in the 2-0 shootout round. Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves in the game and was 2-for-2 in the final round. Michael Leighton (32 saves), Eric Staal (2-1-3) and Tuomo Ruutu (0-3-3) led the Hurricanes. Carolina led 3-1 in the second period and then scored twice on PPs given when the Flyers were issued 21 PIMs to the Canes' five at 11:31 of the middle period for an Andrew Alberts/Arron Asham-Scott Walker confrontation -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1aqLHHR_Zw . Earlier, Hartnell fought Casey Borer -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI95T...eature=related The game marked the fourth meeting in 16 days between the squads. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-WRyDpjdjo&feature=fvw
  • October 2, 2009 --In Philadelphia's 2-0 season opening win at Carolina, Ray Emery made 28 saves and recorded his ninth career shutout. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored PPGs 22 seconds apart, the team's first two shots of the opening minute in the second period while Sergei Samsonov served a double-minor. Emery became the fourth Flyers' goalie to record a shutout in his debut with the team joining Robbie Moore, Jeff Hackett and John Vanbiesbrouck. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzKwuVH9kgY

  • October 31, 2009 -- Ray Emery made 39 saves and backed the Flyers to a 6-1 home win. David Laliberte, who scored his first NHL goal on his first shot , became the 20th Flyer to score in his NHL debut, the first since Mike Richards (Oct. 5, 2005) and the first to record multiple points in his debut since Justin Williams (Oct. 5, 2000). Braydon Coburn recorded his first NHL two-goal game while Scott Hartnell and Matt Carle each had a goal and two assists. James van Riemsdyk added two points. The Flyers won 32 of 50 faceoffs. Highlights -- http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?h...2,181&fr=false
  • December 26, 2009 - 7:00 PM (ET)
  • January 23, 2010 -- at Philadelphia 1:00 PM

DayDateSite and OpponentTime Broadcast
Sun Dec 27 A - NY Islanders 5:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD),MSG PLUS 2
Wed Dec 30 A - NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD),MSG 2
Fri Jan 1 A - Boston (Winter Classic) 1:00 PM ET NBC (HD),CBC (HD),RDS (HD)
Sun Jan 3 A - Ottawa 1:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD), SNET-E
Wed Jan 6 H- Toronto 7:00 PM ET TSN (HD), RIS, CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Jan 7 A - Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ET NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH (HD), FS-P (HD)
Sat Jan 9 H - Tampa Bay 7:00 PM ET WTOG, CSN-PH (HD)
Tue Jan 12 H - Dallas 7:00 PM ET FS-SW, CSN-PH (HD)

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I don't get why Boucher even had to sit out. To let a cut heal? If it really only took a few days to heal was it really that bad?

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I don't get why Boucher even had to sit out. To let a cut heal? If it really only took a few days to heal was it really that bad?
Depends on the severity and one report said "sliced apart." More than likely it affected his handling of the stick. It wasn't on his glove hand.

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I don't get why Boucher even had to sit out. To let a cut heal? If it really only took a few days to heal was it really that bad?
You know what, though. Boucher couldn't play every single game as it was. Leighton having to play 1 game shouldn't have been a life-or-death situation.

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Easy win. Is Boosh back?
No practice due to the Christmas holiday. He thinks he is ready but that'll be determined after the skate.

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You know what, though. Boucher couldn't play every single game as it was. Leighton having to play 1 game shouldn't have been a life-or-death situation.
Yeah, I'm thinking that they just used the opportunity to give him a rest which was due. If it's the playoffs no goalie would sit because of that. I think the cut would just have re-opened constantly and need to be stitched between periods, which would be too annoying for a regular season game.

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"Fomer Carolina goaltender Michael Leighton, who turned in a creditable performance in the Tampa game, figures to get the call again tonight unless Brian Boucher (ring finger laceration on his right hand) is definitely ready to go." - Bill Meltzer

Looks like Leighton is more likely.

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