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Dare I say this is Stanley Cup contending defense? And I don't mean first/second round exit either.
This defense is playing awesome. Over the last 10 games or whatever, with Miller or Luongo or anyone like that, you are looking at multiple shutouts.

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Meh. Could go either way on this. Certainly isn't a bad idea to let the guy with the hot hand keep going, but his record is going to take a hit eventually.

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Will Emery be suiting up for the game tomorrow while Boosh watches in the press box or vice versa? Maybe I'm just ignorant but I haven't seen an explanation anywhere as to who will be backing up leights tomorrow.

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The defense is sweeping rebounds away and limiting quality chances in the first place.
Matt Carle has bailed him out several times on the goal line

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Matt Carle has bailed him out several times on the goal line


If we wanted to flip that around we could say Leighton's saved Carle's bacon a few times as well. Our D has been much better(not counting Ottawa), but Leighton deserves a lot of credit. He's at least stopping the first shot and keeping it simple. Many of our other goalies including Ray and Marty have rebound issues as well. I can remember two great plays by Carle though.

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It's the right move, Emery shouldn't be rushed now. Let's get him in tip top shape before putting him in there. Good call Lavi.
Agreed. I wonder if the team plays better with Leighton because they know they have to step up their D to help him out. I wonder if they wouldn't play as well defensively if they had Emery behind them?

edit: But then again I may be wrong because, would they be putting up so many goals if they were afraid to leave Leighton behind?

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Agreed. I wonder if the team plays better with Leighton because they know they have to step up their D to help him out. I wonder if they wouldn't play as well defensively if they had Emery behind them?
Hopefully with Prongs and Kimmo's leadership on D, they know that they shouldn't be naive enough to think that logic can keep winning them hockey games.

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it's not just the six defenceman who are playing great, it's all of the skaters playing great in their own end. They're dictating what the offense can do, and recovering from any brakedown that happens

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Agreed. I wonder if the team plays better with Leighton because they know they have to step up their D to help him out. I wonder if they wouldn't play as well defensively if they had Emery behind them?

edit: But then again I may be wrong because, would they be putting up so many goals if they were afraid to leave Leighton behind?
I don't know the most recent arguments but, in major league baseball, ace pitchers often get less run support than their teams lesser skilled guys. Clemens with Houston in his last few years got far fewer runs, for example. But I don't know if the phenomenon is league wide or just something that occurs in rare instances.

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I don't know the most recent arguments but, in major league baseball, ace pitchers often get less run support than their teams lesser skilled guys. Clemens with Houston in his last few years got far fewer runs, for example. But I don't know if the phenomenon is league wide or just something that occurs in rare instances.




A bit of it would be that they're facing better pitching on the nights that Clemens is on the hill. I know that's not correct in all instances, but it is a contributing factor.

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Agreed. I wonder if the team plays better with Leighton because they know they have to step up their D to help him out. I wonder if they wouldn't play as well defensively if they had Emery behind them?

edit: But then again I may be wrong because, would they be putting up so many goals if they were afraid to leave Leighton behind?
Here's another school of thought. Maybe they're playing so well in front of Leighton because the coach has an actual game plan for them and they're following it. Maybe he's actually holding guys responsible for their poor defensive play and now everyone gets the message of what's expected of them.

Honestly, this turn around in terms of defensive play just happens to coincide with the coaching change. Coincidence? I don't think so. I think what we're seeing is the product of the system that Laviolette wants to use and run. I'm loving it because Laviolette was one of the guys I wanted the Flyers to hire if they were going to fire Stevens (the other was Pat Burns).

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#45: Stars @ Flyers - January 12, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)


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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (22-19-3) vs. DALLAS STARS (19-15-11)

BROADCAST INFO FOR THIS GAME:
GAME NOTES and LINK TO TEAMS' WEBSITES:
LINKS TO RECENT ARTICLES:


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

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Pronger Carle
Syvret Timonen
Coburn Bartulis

Goalies:
Starter Backup
Leighton Emery/Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Cote healthy available
Emery left side, lower stomach surgery could return as a backup tonight
Parent lower body injury will not play
Pyorala healthy available
Tollefson knee sprain day-to-day

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTSHOOTS PLACE OF BIRTH DOB
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

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
26 SYVRET, Danny 5'11'' 203 Left Millgrove, Ontario 6/13/85
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
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

FLYERS' STATS:

STARS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
James Neal Brad RichardsLoui Eriksson
Brenden Morrow Tom Wandell Jamie Benn
Steve Ott Mike ModanoJere Lehtinen
Brian SutherbyToby Petersen Krys Barch

Defensemen:
PairingPairing
Stephane Robidas Mark Fistric
Matt Niskanen Karlis Skrastins
Trevor Daley Maxime Fortunus

Goalies:
Possible Starter Backup
Marty Turco Alex Auld

STARS' INJURIES, MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Fabian Brunnstrom not with team AHL conditioning
Nicklas Grossman lower body on I.R.
Warren Peters healthy is available
Mike Ribeiro tracheotomy/throat on I.R., expected to miss 4-6 weeks from Jan. 7
Jeff Woywitka healthy is available

STARS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
13 Krystofer Barch 6' 1" 222 Mar 26, 1980 Hamilton, ON, CAN
14 Jamie Benn 6' 2" 207 Jul 18, 1989 Victoria, BC, CAN
96 Fabian Brunnstrom 6' 2" 212 Feb 6, 1985 Jonstorp, SWE
21 Loui Eriksson 6' 1" 189 Jul 17, 1985 Goteborg, SWE
26 Jere Lehtinen 6' 0" 194 Jun 24, 1973 Espoo, FIN
9 Mike Modano "A" 6' 3" 212 Jun 7, 1970 Livonia, MI, USA
10 Brenden Morrow "C" 6' 0" 205 Jan 16, 1979 Carlyle, SK, CAN
18 James Neal 6' 2" 208 Sep 3, 1987 Whitby, ON, CAN
29 Steve Ott "A" 6' 0" 194 Aug 19, 1982 Summerside, PE, CAN
25 Warren Peters 6' 0" 195 Jul 10, 1982 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
17 Toby Petersen 5' 10" 198 Oct 27, 1978 Minneapolis, MN, USA
63 Mike Ribeiro 6' 0" 173 Feb 10, 1980 Montreal, QC, CAN
91 Brad Richards "A" 6' 0" 196 May 2, 1980 Murray Harbour, PE, CAN
20 Brian Sutherby 6' 2" 204 Mar 1, 1982 Edmonton, AB, CAN
23 Tom Wandell 6' 1" 195 Jan 29, 1987 Sodertalje, SWE

Defensemen:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
6 Trevor Daley 5' 11" 199 Oct 9, 1983 Toronto, ON, CAN
28 Mark Fistric 6' 3" 234 Jun 1, 1986 Edmonton, AB, CAN
38 Maxime Fortunus 6' 1" 198 Jul 28, 1983 Longueil, QC, CAN
2 Nicklas Grossman 6' 4" 226 Jan 22, 1985 Stockholm, SWE
5 Matt Niskanen 6' 0" 204 Dec 6, 1986 Virginia, MN, USA
3 Stephane Robidas "A" 5' 11" 193 Mar 3, 1977 Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
37 Karlis Skrastins 6' 1" 208 Jul 9, 1974 Riga, LVA
44 Jeff Woywitka 6' 3" 224 Sep 1, 1983 Vermilion, AB, CAN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
31 Alex Auld 6' 4" 216 Jan 7, 1981 Cold Lake, AB, CAN
35 Marty Turco 5' 11" 184 Aug 13, 1975 Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN

STARS' STATS:
FLYERS-STARS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record against the Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars is 66-38-32-0.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL at home is 43-10-16-0.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL away record is 23-28-16-0.
  • The Flyers are 4-7-9-0 against the Dallas Stars including 3-2-6-0 at home and 1-5-3-0 away.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record in the last 15 games is 2-5-8-0.
  • The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL record in the last 6 games at Dallas is 0-4-2-0. The last win was December 6, 1996.
  • The Flyers went 62-31-23-0 against the Minnesota North Stars including 40-8-10-0 at home and 22-23-13-0 away.
  • The last shutout in Philly was March 22, 1975. There have been 17 regular season shutouts, nine in Philly (including eight of the first 10) and eight at the Stars.
  • The Flyers and Minnesota played in two playoff series and the Flyers won both -- 1973 (4-2) and 1980 (4-1). The Flyers have an 8-3 record including 4-2 at home and 4-1 away.

1960s:
  • November 2, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the squads, Cesare Maniago made 29 saves in North Stars' 3-1 win in Philadelphia. The Stars' players were issued fines for a poor performance the night before in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. The attendance was listed at 4,203 in what was the last of a five-game home stand for the Flyers.
  • November 18, 1967 -- In the first meeting in Minnesota, the teams skated to a 2-2 draw at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, MN. Bill Goldsworthy scored twice after the Flyers led 2-0.

  • December 21, 1967 -- The Flyers won in this series for the first time as Bernie Parent stopped all 31 shots in a 6-0 home victory. Six different players scored and eight players had two-point games. The Flyers snapped Cesare Maniago's shutout streak of 188 minutes and 38 seconds-- the longest in 12 years in the NHL.
  • January 10, 1968 -- Wayne Connolly recorded a hat trick in the North Stars 6-4 home win. Down 1-0, the North Stars scored the next five goals. Brit Selby scored twice for Philly.
  • January 18, 1968 -- A somber Met Center witnessed the Flyers record a 4-2 victory, the North Stars' first home game since the January 15th death of Bill Masterton who died two days after hitting his head on the ice in a game against the Oakland Seals (2-2 tie, Jan. 13) in Minnesota. The afternoon of this game, both squads attended Masterton's funeral and the continued disillusionment was evident throughout the Met Center. Gary Dornhoefer scored 15 seconds into the game but the Flyers didn't offer much in celebration. The P.A. Announcer, sensing the solemn atmosphere, tried to enliven the crowd with a half-hearted "Let's Play Hockey" and it helped enliven the building to the point where the spectators gave a standing ovation. Lou Angotti (1-2-3) had three points for the Flyers. The scheduled competition for Minnesota following the January 13 tragedy: a 9-2 loss in Boston (Jan. 14), Masterton's passing (1:55 a.m. Jan. 15 at an Edina, MN hospital), the All-Star Game (Jan. 16) in Toronto where a ceremony/moment of silence was held in the fallen player's honor, a 5-0 loss in St. Louis (Jan. 17), this 4-2 loss to the Flyers (Jan. 18), a 5-1 loss in Toronto (Jan. 20) and then a 4-3 home win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 21).
  • January 25, 1968 -- Cesare Maniago made 19 stops in the North Stars' 3-0 win in Philly. The North Stars had 41 shots and Bernie Parent made 38 saves in the loss. The game was punctuated by three fighting majors including a 5+2 for Bernie Parent vs. Dave Balon; Forbes Kennedy fought twice, picked up six penalties and amassed 34 PIMs.
  • February 11, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 27 saves and Jean Gauthier had a goal and an assist in Philly's 3-2 win at Minnesota.

  • February 22, 1968 -- Leon Rochefort (3-1-4) and Andre Lacroix (1-3-4) had four points apiece in the Flyers' 7-3 victory in Philly. Rochefort's hat trick was the second in Flyers' history; he also had the first.
  • March 10, 1968 -- Bernie Parent turned aside all 30 shots and the Flyers scored twice in the third period for a 2-0 win in Quebec (played there due to the Spectrum's roof collapse) in front of 19,971. Gary Bauman replaced Cesare Maniago, at the 16 minute mark, when Maniago was hit in the face by a puck and suffered a broken jaw. Bill Goldworthy of the North Stars was ejected, fined $150 and given a three-game suspension for hitting linesman John D'Amico.
  • March 13, 1968 -- Don Blackburn had three assists and four different teammates scored in Philly's 4-2 road win. The Flyers lead 4-0 after two periods and North Stars' goalie Cesare Maniago, playing with a broken jaw, was removed in favor of Gary Bauman who was 10-for-10 in the third period.
  • October 24, 1968 -- Earl Heiskala (1-1-2) scored with 3:02 remaining and Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia.
  • November 13, 1968 -- The North Stars had four different one-goal leadsin a 4-3 win in Minnesota. The trio of Danny Grant-Claude LaRose-Danny O'Shea had nine points for the North Stars. Jim Johnson (2-1-3) led the Flyers' offense.
  • December 19, 1968 -- Andre Lacroix scored with 33 seconds to play in a 5-5 tie in Philly. Minnesota led 4-1 in the first period and held a 5-3 lead with about seven to play in the third period.
  • January 11, 1969 -- Jean-Guy Gendron (2-1-3) scored the GWG with under 5:17 to play and added an insurance tally in the final minute as Philly won 4-2 at Minnesota. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
  • February 2, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 31 saves as the North Stars won 3-2 in Philly. Danny Grant and Claude LaRose each had two points.
  • March 15, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 41 saves in a 2-2 tie at Minnesota. Joe Watson's goal tied the game at 2-2 in the third period. Danny Grant of Minnesota picked up his 62nd point of the season which tied the NHL record set by Toronto's Gus Bodnar for most points in a season (1943-44) by a rookie.
  • March 20, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and four Flyers had two-point efforts in a 5-2 home win. The victory gave the Flyers a four-point lead over Minnesota for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.
  • March 22, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves and Andre Lacroix had three points in Philly's 5-1 win in Minnesota. Ed van Impe missed the rest of the regular season and all but one playoff game due to a dislocated finger suffered in the game. The Flyers went 2-0-1 in three games in eight days against the North Stars as the teams battled for the fourth and final playoff spot.
  • May 14, 1969 -- Wayne Hillman was acquired from Minnesota for John Miszuk.
  • October 11, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 21 saves in the North Stars' 4-0 home win. Minnesota led 2-0 before three minutes expired in this season opener.
  • November 2, 1969 -- Lew Morrison and Gary Dornhoefer scored twice and rookie Bobby Clarke added three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Clarke entered the contest 1-1-2 in 8 career games.
  • November 12, 1969 -- Cesare Maniago made 29 saves and J.P. Parise (2-1-3) had three points in Minnesota's 4-2 home win.

1970-1974:
  • January 4, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 29 saves as the Flyers won 3-1 in Philadelphia. The North Stars' Fern Rivard, who had two separate minors, made 38 saves in the defeat. Midway in the contest, Earl Heiskala (who had 27 PIMs) of Philadelphia and Barry Gibbs (25 Pims) of Minnesota were ejected during an altercation. Wayne Hillman and J.P. Parise picked up fighting majors during the brawl.
  • January 24, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 40 saves and the Flyers erupted for four first period goals en route to a 6-0 win in Minnesota. Andre Lacroix (1-2-3) factored in the first three goals.
  • February 28, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves and both Gary Dornhoefer (1-2-3) and Jim Johnson (2-1-3) had three points in Philly's 6-2 home win.
  • March 4, 1970 -- Bill Sutherland scored two third periods goals and the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie. Minnesota led 2-0 until Sutherland scored a PPG with 8:04 to play. He evened the scored with 3:47 remaining. Bernie Parent faced Gump Worsley.
  • April 4, 1970 -- Minnesota eliminated the Flyers from the post-season picture with a 1-0 win in Philadelphia on one of the most upsetting moments in team history. Barry Gibbs scored his third goal of the season, estimated to be an 80-footer, 7:38 into the third period when sunlight, which shined through a Spectrum exit, caused Bernie Parent to lose location of the puck. Minnesota, Philadelphia and the Oakland Seals all had 58 points for the final two playoff spots but the Flyers had the fewest wins. The defeat caused the Flyers to miss the post-season as they needed a win (or a tie with help) in any of the last six games. The team finished 0-6-0 and also 3-13-5 in the last 21 games. The Flyers went scoreless in the final 144:02 of the season. Gump Worsley made 30 saves and Parent stopped 34. Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" was played but the Flyers suffered their first defeat when the song was played.
  • October 10, 1970 -- Bob Kelly had two assists off first period PPGs by Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke and the Flyers won 2-1 at home in the season opener played in the Spectrum. The second goal came as Ted Harris of the North Stars was penalized for a five-minute slashing major. Doug Favell made 31 saves.
  • January 23, 1971 -- Bill Lesuk scored with two seconds remaining in the game and the Flyers tied the North Stars 2-2 in Minnesota. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
  • February 13, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored with 29 seconds left in the game and the Flyers tied the North Stars 2-2 in Minnesota.
  • March 7, 1971 -- Cesare Maniago made 28 saves in Minnesota's 3-1 home win.
  • March 25, 1971 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia as the Flyers recovered from a 2-0 hole. Bruce Gamble and Gump Worsley were the goalies.
  • April 3, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer snapped a 2-2 tie and Bruce Gamble made 20 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win.
  • November 7, 1971 -- Gump Worsley made 27 saves in the Stars' 3-0 win in Philly.
  • November 21, 1971 -- Joe Watson tied the game with a third period goal and the Flyers and North Stars played to a 1-1 tie in Philly. Each team had 28 shots on opposing goalies Doug Favell and Gump Worsley.
  • February 12, 1972 -- The North Stars won 5-1 in Minnesota behind Gump Worsley. The Flyers led 1-0 with under three to play in the middle period when the North Stars exploded for three goals in 76 seconds off Don McLeod who made his Flyers' debut in goal. McLeod was called up after goalie Bruce Gamble suffered a career-ending heart attack on this road trip.
  • March 2, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 32 saves and the Flyers won 3-0 at home. Bob Kelly set a then team-record for fastest goal to start a period when he scored 8 seconds into the second period to give Philly a 2-0 lead.
  • March 28, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 36 saves and Cesare Maniago made 35 stops in a 2-2 tie in Minnesota. Dennis Hextall scored both goals for Minnesota.
  • October 28, 1972 -- Despite making 51 saves, Doug Favell suffered a tough defeat, 2-1 in Minnesota. Gump Worsley made 37 saves for the victory. Bill Flett of Philly had a game-high 8 shots; two North Stars had seven shots apiece. The North Stars had 21 shots in both the first and second periods and finally broke through with two second period goals.
  • December 7, 1972 -- Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) had four points and Michel Belhumeur made 30 saves in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Gary Dornhoefer's team-record (since broken) consective games streak scoring a goal reached seven; he had two (1-1-2) points.
  • December 13, 1972 -- The North Stars took the incredible total of 32 shots on goal in the first period, led 3-1, and cruised to a 7-2 victory in the Met Center. The North Stars outshot Philly 53-32. Danny Grant (2-1-3), Fred Harvey (0-3-3) and Murray Oliver (0-3-3) led the offense. Cesare Maniago made 30 saves. Flyers' goalie Michel Belhumeur was replaced after making 41 saves on 46 shots during the first two periods. The next day, the Flyers acquired Andre Dupont from the St. Louis Blues.
  • January 18, 1973 -- The Flyers led 4-0 and chased Gump Worsley from the net after the first period en route to a 6-1 home victory. Bill Flett scored twice and Bobby Taylor made 26 saves.
  • February 18, 1973 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period, getting three points from Gary Dornhoefer, and skated to a 5-1 home win. Rick MacLeish set a team-record (since broken) with his 36th goal to start the scoring. Dave Schultz made it 2-0 and afterwards Fred Shero said "We almost thought of trading him one time." Doug Favell made 28 saves. Gilles Gilbert was the North Stars' goalie.
  • April 4, 1973 -- In Game One of the QFs, Cesare Maniago made 28 saves in the North Stars' 3-0 win in Philly. The Flyers tied a record for most consecutive PO losses with 10. The backbreaker was Dennis O'Brien's 50-footer with 15 seconds left in the middle period to put Minnesota up 2-0. Bobby Clarke was rushed to Lankenau Hospital after he was hit in the eye by a hockey stick; however, damage was limited to a split contact lens, temporary blurred vision and irritation from a scratch to the eye. Clarke switched to a softer contact lens. After the game, Fred Shero chastised some of his veteran players without specifying names, meanwhile the local media questioned the team as well.
  • April 5, 1973 -- In Game Two of the QFs, Doug Favell made 31 saves while Barry Ashbee became the first Flyer to have three assists in a PO period (19th player in NHL history) in Philly's 4-1 home win. Don Saleski scored in the first followed by second period goals by Bob Kelly (SHG), Bill Barber and Terry Crisp. Dean Prentice scored for the Stars in the third period. The contest had four fights including two at the 1:16 mark that set the tone for the game: Moose Dupont-J.P. Parise and Barber-Dennis O'Brien. Ross Lonsberry fought Dennis Hextall in the second period and Dave Schultz battled Ted Harris with 20 seconds to play.


  • April 7, 1973 -- In Game Three of the QFs, the North Stars scored four third period goals and Cesare Maniago made 33 stops in Minnesota's 5-0 home win. Doug Favell was replaced in favor of Michel Belhumeur. Lou Nanne and Danny Grant scored twice in 40 seconds to put the game out of reach. Dave Schultz battled Dennis Hextall in the game's final moments, challenged other North Stars' players, who refused, and was removed from the ice by linesman Ron Finn.
  • April 8, 1973 -- In Game Four of the QFs, Doug Favell rebounded from being removed the prior game and recorded a 31-save shutout and a 3-0 afternoon road win. When asked about the city of Philadelphia's reputation for losing, Favell, who didn't get to sleep until 5:10 A.M., said ofthis important victory "We just want to win, we don't care about that reputation." Bobby Clarke picked up his first NHL PO point (eighth game) as he started the scoring with the first of his 42 lifetime playoff goals. Clarke's goal ended Cesare Maniago's shutout streak of 138:57. Bill Barber made it 2-0 with 5:44 to play in regulation.

  • April 10, 1973 -- In Game Five of the QFs, Gary Dornhoefer scored in OT leading Philly to a 3-2 victory in the Spectrum. The goal was eventually represented by a bronze statue outside the Spectrum. Dornhoefer said afterwards “I don’t even know how I scored. I just remember getting the puck at center ice, and fortunately it stayed right with me. You could try that play again a hundred times and it wouldn’t work.” Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Doug Favell (30 saves) starred as well. Minnesota led 1-0 but Ross Lonsberry got the key equalizer then Rick MacLeish gave Philly a 2-1 lead; both Flyers' PPGs came with Dennis O'Brien in the box. Bill Goldsworthy evened the game with about seven minutes remaining. http://flyers.nhl.com/team/app?artic...e&service=page

    Statue of Dornhoefer's April 10, 1973 goal

  • April 12, 1973 -- In Game Six of the QFs, Doug Favell (37 saves) and Ross Lonsberry (2-1-3) led Philly to a 4-1 series-clinching win in Minnesota. Terry Crisp, Lonsberry and Bobby Clarke scored after the Flyers trailed 1-0; Lonsberry added an ENG and the Flyers advanced to face the Montreal Canadiens in the semifinals.
  • January 5, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke scored the game-tying goal with under two minutes to play and the teams skated to a 3-3 draw. Berenie Parent made 30 saves. Ross Lonsberry and Gary Dornhoefer each had a goal and an assist.
  • January 10, 1974 -- Dave Schultz had his second hat trick in eight days in the Flyers' 7-4 victory. Schultz's final goal came on the PP with under three minutes left and it was assisted by Bernie Parent who made 31 saves. Schultz had a game-high seven shots on goal. Don Saleski (1-2-3) also had three points. Fred Stanfield and Tony Featherstone each scored twice for Minnesota.
  • February 28, 1974 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia. Cesare Maniago made 35 saves for Minnesota. Bobby Clarke assisted on goals by Jim Watson and Bill Flett. Orest Kindrachuk and Jude Drouin had first period fighting majors during which Dave Schultz broke his thumb in a scrum with Dennis O'Brien and he missed the next four games.
  • March 16, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 40 saves, including 31 in the first 40 minutes, in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. It was Parent's 40th victory of the season. Tom Bladon had three points and Dave Schultz had two assists.
  • April 2, 1974 -- The Flyers defeated the North Stars 6-3 at Minnesota in Gump Worsley's final NHL game. Worsley's Hall-of-Fame career began in 1952-53 and this was one of just six games that he wore a mask. The Flyers led 3-0 in the opening period but were tied 3-3 in the third period. Bill Flett had the GWG 1:44 after the Flyers were tied. Dave Schultz was the last player to score against Worsley. Bobby Taylor earned the win by making 33 saves. Bill Goldsworthy scored twice for Minnesota.
  • April 7, 1974 -- Bill Barber (3-1-4) recorded his first NHL hat trick and Bobby Clarke added three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win. Barber completed his trio on a PP with 12 seconds left in the game, which was the regular season finale The Flyers had 40 shots including a combined 13 by Barber and Clarke. Fern Rivard made 34 saves in the defeat. Bernie Parent picked up the win by making 20 saves.
  • November 7, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 18 saves and shutout the North Stars in a 2-0 victory in the Spectrum. The Flyers doubled Minnesota's shot total 36-18. Rick MacLeish netted a PPG then Bill Barber added an ENG.
  • December 12, 1974 -- Reggie Leach had a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in a 6-0 shutout victory in the Spectrum. Bobby Clarke added three assists. Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish and Ross Lonsberry had two points each.

1975-1979:
  • February 8, 1975 -- Minnesota dominated the opening period, 4-0 in goals and 13-2 in shots, en route to a 5-0 victory behind Pete Lopresti's 26 saves. It was the third straight shutout by the home team in this series. Future Flyer Blake Dunlop had three assists in the first 6:12. Jack McIlhargey made his NHL debut and fought Dennis Hextall, one of three fights in the game. Dave Schultz, who fought Dennis O'Brien, was assessed 31 PIMs in the game, the second highest of his Flyers' career (34 against the Seals) and broke his own record for PIMs in a season. He was suspended one-game for cursing at ref Bruce Hood and later Clarence Campbell said Schultz's further suspensions "will be automatically escalated on an arithmetical basis. He denigrates the game by deliberately violating the rules."
  • March 5, 1975 -- Philadelphia dominated the opening period, 5-2 in goals and 24-11 in shots, en route to a 9-2 victory in Minnesota. It was the second time in team history that the Flyers won a road game by seven or more goals (7-0 vs. California, 1973). Rick MacLeish (3-2-5), Bobby Clarke (2-2-4), Reggie Leach (0-3-3) and Moose Dupont (1-2-3) combined for 15 points. MacLeish started a stretch in which he had 21 points in seven games. Down 2-1 in the first, the Flyers responded with four goals in a span of 6:33. The Flyers outshot the North Stars 41-26. Pete Lopresti gave up nine goals. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves.
  • March 22, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) recorded his 100th point of his season, Ross Lonsberry scored twice in the third period and Bernie Parent had the shutout in Philly's 4-0 home win. The Flyers held a 38-10 shots advantage including 14-2 in the first period. Bill Clement and Dennis Hextall fought. With the win, the Flyers secured the best record in the Clarence Campbell Conference and each player earned $4500.
  • October 11, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke recorded (1-4-5) five points, all on the power play, in the Flyers' 9-5 victory in Minnesota. Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) and Andre Dupont (2-1-3) combined for four goals. Philly scored five PPGs and the North Stars had three PPGs and one SHG. The Flyers led 4-3 after one period helped by a 19-8 shots advantage. Dean Talafous (2-1-3) led Minnesota. Paul Harrison surrendered nine goals on 27 shots. Mel Bridgman joined Bill Sutherland as the only Flyers, to date, to score goals in thir first two games with the franchise.
  • December 7, 1975 -- The Flyers won 6-1 in Philly led by Reggie Leach's three (2-1-3) points. Bill Barber had nine shots. The Flyers outshot Minnesota 48-21 including 37-9 in the first and third periods. Wayne Stephenson made 20 saves. Pete Lopresti lade 42 saves in the loss.
  • January 31, 1976 -- Dean Talafous scored two third period goals and the Stars tied Philly 3-3 in Minnesota despite being outshot 31-16. Philly led 3-1 after 40 minutes. The Flyers scored three PPGs.
  • February 26, 1976 -- The Flyers won 3-2 at home (38-19 shots advantage) in a game highlighted by a donnybrook at the 7:10 mark of the second period. In the next 2:20, the Flyers upped their lead to 3-0 with a SHG followed by a PPG. Dave Cressman of Minnesota fought Bobby Clarke earlier in the game and then was whipped by Jack McIlhargey in a bench-clearing brawl that featured Lou Nanne vs. Don Saleski and Dennis O'Brien vs. Moose Dupont.
  • March 23, 1976 -- Reggie Leach and Bill Hogaboam each scored twice in a 3-3 tie in Minnesota. Both Hogaboam goals came in the third period. The Flyers led three times by one goal. Cesare Maniago made 31 saves for the North Stars.
  • October 31, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke treated the Philadelphia faithful to a brilliant performance on Halloween with six points (2-4-6) in a 9-1 massacre. Clarke nearly matched his season's point total as he entered the game with eight. Pete Lopresti gave up nine goals. Bernie Parent was removed after two periods, the score 6-1, for Gary Inness who picked up an assist in the third period. Paul Holmgren, Bob Kelly and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist.
  • December 1, 1976 -- The North Stars' Gary Smith made 39 saves in a 2-2 tie in Minnesota. Paul Holmgren, a native to Minnesota, made his first appearance in his home state as an NHL player and his goal gave Philly a 2-1 lead.
  • December 14, 1976 -- Down 3-1 in the third, Minnesota's Tim Young scored twice in the last 1:51 to lift the Stars to a 3-3 tie at home. The second goal was a slapper with 16 seconds left. Bernie Parent was rested after 28 straight starts and Gary Inness made a rare start for the Flyers.
  • January 16, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish scored two unassisted goals (2-1-3) and assisted on Tom Bladon's eventual GWG in a 4-2 home win. Bernie Parent made 20 saves. Tim Young knotted the game at 2-2 in the third period but Bladon and Jim Watson finished the scoring.
  • March 1, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three points in a 5-2 road win. Kelly scored the Flyers' first two goals by the 14:38 mark and assisted on the 2-2 tie-breaker in the second period. There was a total of 12 PIMs (six minors) called in the game, ten PIMs to the Flyers.
  • October 28, 1977 -- Blake Dunlop was traded to Philadelphia with Minnesota's 3rd round choice (Gord Salt) in the 1978 Amateur Draft for Harvey Bennett Jr.
  • November 19, 1977 -- Orest Kindrachuk (2-2-4) and Don Saleski (1-3-4) led Philly to a 7-2 road victory. The duo combined for six points on the first three goals of the third period. The Flyers led 3-1 after 40 minutes and scored four times in the final period. Ross Lonsberry added three points in the win.
  • December 29, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish recorded a hat trick, including two goals in the third period, in a 5-2 home win. The score was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes and even though the Flyers outshot the North Stars 20-11 in the middle period, Minnesota scored two of the three goals. The Flyers dominated the third period 3-0 in goals and 11-2 in shots. The Flyers improved to 14-0-2 in the last 16 regular season home games against the North Stars.
  • February 16, 1978 -- Glen Sharpley's second goal of the contest came with 2:14 to play and Pete Lopresti made 41 saves as Minnesota ended a lengthy winless skid in this series with a 4-2 victory in the Spectrum. The North Stars scored in the first and second periods and led 2-0 with about 13 minutes to play. The Flyers then staged a rally to even the game with under five minutes remaining. After Sharpley scored the go-ahead goal, Tim Young added an ENG. The Flyers were 10-0-4 in the last 14 regular season games played in this series and 18-1-6 in the past 25 meetings. Philly also had regular season home streaks of 9-0-0 and 14-0-2 against this opponent snapped. Philadelphia held a 43-23 shots advantage in the NHL debut of Flyers' goalie Rick St. Croix.
  • March 25, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 31 saves and Bob Kelly snapped a 3-3 with 5:37 to play in Philly's 4-3 road win. Per Olov Brasar and Glen Sharpley combined for five points in a losing cause. Minnesota had two SHGs and a PPG. The Flyers countered with a SHG and a PPG. Kelly's goal was just the seond of seven scored even-strength. Minnesota held a 34-24 shots advantage. Andre Dupont went toe-to-toe with Steve Jensen in one of the game's two fights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHPNcMnRnL8
  • April 9, 1978 -- Paul Harrison (37 saves) and Glen Sharpley (1-2-3) led Minnesota to a 3-1 win in the Spectrum in the season finale. Harrison faced 20 shots in the middle period and stopped 19.
  • November 24, 1978 -- Bill Barber and Reggie Leach had three points each in a 4-3 win at the Met Center. Mel Bridgman scored the tie-breaking goal with 5:35 left in the middle period. Earlier, the Flyers led 3-1 but Ron Zanussi scored twice in 27 seconds to draw Minnesota even. The Flyers outshot the Morth Stars 20-14 and held Minnesota to three shots in the final period.
  • January 27, 1979 -- Per-Olov Brasar had three points and Gilles Meloche made 25 saves in the North Stars' 3-1 home win. The Flyers were 5-0-4 in the last nine games played at Minnesota.
  • February 18, 1979 -- Behn Wilson scored twice in Philly's 3-2 home win. Wilson had a game-high nine shots on goal. The Flyers held a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes and 28-10 in shots. Dave Hoyda threw "18 right hands in 18 seconds" to Al MacAdam in a battle --

  • March 21, 1979 -- Mike Fidler (3-0-3) and Steve Payne (3-1-4) scored the North Stars' first six goals in an eventual 7-3 home win. The North Stars had four PPGs, the third time a Flyers' opponent has reached that number.

  • November 29, 1979 -- The Flyers trailed 3-1 after the first period but recovered for a 6-4 victory in the Spectrum. Rick MacLeish scored twice and Paul Holmgren (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (1-2-3) each had three points. Ken Linseman and Reggie Leach scored less than two minutes apart in the third period and the Flyers led 5-3; Leach's tally was a SHG. Mel Bridgman and Paul Shmyr got in a feisty fight.

1980-1984:
  • January 7, 1980 -- The Flyers' NHL record unbeaten streak was snapped at 35 games (25-0-10) in a 7-1 loss in front of 15,962 the largest crowd ever to see a hockey game in the Met Center. Gilles Meloche made 30 saves for his league-leading 17th win. Bill Barber gave Philly a 1-0 lead but the Stars led 3-1 after one period. Greg Smith and Mike Eaves led Minnesota with three points apiece. Philly failed to score on a 2-man advantage in the second but appeared to get within a goal; however, a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty nullified the tally and led to a Craig Hartsburg goal -- so instead of 3-2 it was 4-1. Bobby Clarke suffered an 11-stitch wound to his face when he was struck by a puck. The Flyers entered the game with a 26-1-10 record in 37 games. It was the final game of a six-game road trip for the Flyers.
  • January 31, 1980 -- Rick St. Croix made his lone 1979-80 NHL appearance and backed the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. St. Croix, who was recalled from the AHL as a replacement for Phil Myre (family illness), made 23 saves but especially excelled in the opening period when the Stars outshot Philly 14-5 but managed just one goal (Al MacAdam's 5-on-3 PPG with 44 seconds remaining). MacAdam had both Minnesota goals. Al Hill scored the GWG with 2:22 left in the second period. The Flyers out-scored the North Stars 3-1 in the second period and took a 3-2 lead into the third. Dave Hanson (Slapshot! fame) fought Dennis Ververgaert.
  • March 8, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 22 saves and Ken Linseman had (1-2-3) three points in the Flyers' 6-2 win in Minnesota. The Flyers became the first team that season to reach 100 points.
  • April 29, 1980 -- In Game One of the Semifinals, Steve Payne's two key PPGs and Gary Edwards' goaltending as a mid-game replacement for starter Gilles Meloche helped lift Minnesota to a 6-5 upset victory in Philadelphia. The North Stars scored twice in 39 seconds to take a 3-1 lead in the first period; however, the Flyers responded with three consecutive goals and the squads established an NHL record for quickest five goals in a playoff game covering 3 minutes and 20 seconds (the prior record was set in 1932 and the new feat was superior by 59 seconds). Trailing 4-3 after the first period, the Stars replaced Meloche with Edwards. Minnesota evened the game 4-4 in the middle period but then Payne netted consecutive PPGs to give his team a 6-4 advantage. Edwards made 23 saves on 24 shots in his 40 minutes including 16-for-17 in the final period. Steve Christoff (2-1-3) also had two goals and set an NHL record for most goals scored by a rookie in a PO year with eight. Minnesota went 3-for-5 on the PP. The Flyers were led by Ken Linseman (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (0-3-3); Pete Peeters made 29 saves.
  • May 1, 1980 -- In Game Two of the Semifinals, Phil Myre recorded the only shutout in his Flyers' career as he made 27 saves in the Flyers' largest ever playoff victory, 7-0 in the Spectrum. Bob Dailey had five points (1-4-5) and became the second Flyer to total four assists and five points in a PO game. Philly scored five special teams' goals. Paul Holmgren scored a PPG then Bill Barber added a SHG to give Philly a 2-0 lead at the 3:20 mark. Barber (1-2-3) and Ken Linseman (0-3-3) had three-point games. The Flyers, a perfect 4-for-4 on the PP, snapped out of a 3-for-34 funk. Minnesota was 0-for-7 on the PP. Gary Edwards made 33 saves in the loss.
  • May 4, 1980 --In Game Three of the Semifinals, in a raucous Met center, Bill Barber scored four goals and the Flyers' PK was 7-for-8 in a 5-3 win. Philly led 4-0 in the second period as Barber scored three times and Mel Bridgman added the other. However, the North Stars scored three goals in a span of 2:48 to reduce the Flyers' lead to 4-3. With Curt Giles in the box, the North Stars added two SHGs then later added a PPG while on a 5-on-3. Barber then scored a SHG with 3:26 to play, his fourth goal of the game, while Ken Linseman was serving a penalty. In the last two periods, Philly was short-handed six times while Minnesota had just one disadvantage. Bridgman fought Steve Payne -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn7u7k_w6do . Phil Myre made 31 saves for the win. Gilles Meloche made 23 stops in the loss.
  • May 6, 1980 --In Game Four of the Semifinals, the Flyers' PK was a remarkable 12-for-12 and Bill Barber scored twice in Philly's 3-1 win at Minnesota. The Flyers were whistled for 8 of the game's last 10 penalties including four out of five in the third period. Philly was 0-for-5 on the PP. Phil Myre continued his impressive goaltending with 30 saves. Gary Edwards made 29 saves in the loss.
  • May 8, 1980 --In Game Five of the Semifinals played in the Spectrum, Bill Barber (2-1-3), Reggie Leach (2-0-2) and Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-1 series win with a 7-3 victory. Phil Myre made 22 saves. Philly was 2-for-3 on the PP while Minnesota was 1-for-8. Craig Hartsburg gave the North Stars a 1-0 lead 44 seconds into the game but the Flyers scored three straight special teams' goals to take a 3-1 lead. Bob Dailey scored with 32 seconds remaining to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead after one period which led to the removal of Gary Edwards (7/11) for Gilles Meloche who stopped 14 of 17 shots covering the last 40 minutes. Rick MacLeish and Mike Busniuk (scoreless in his previous 11 games) each had two points, their only offense of the series. SERIES RECAP: Myre (5-1 in the 1980 playoffs) started the last four games of the series and won each; Pete Peeters was the starter and loser in Game One. Barber finished the series with a team-record 12 (9-3-12) points and his nine goals tied Reggie Leach's NHL record for most goals in a PO series; he also joined Boston's Derek Sanderson as the only players in NHL history to record three SHGs in a PO year. Bob Dailey (2-6-8) and Bobby Clarke (2-6-8) had eight points each and Reggie Leach (four goals) joined Barber as the only Flyers to score more than two goals. The Flyers out-scored Minnesota 27-14 and other decisive factors in this series were Myre's goaltending, Barber's goal-scoring and special teams as Philly went 8-for-18 on the PP while the North Stars finished 5-for-40 and 2-for-35 over the last four games. Minnesota head coach Glen Sonmor said "We lost to the best team in the League." Brad Maxwell of Minnesota said "We thought it would be a battle of talent but when you play the Flyers it is also a battle of wit and effort."
  • November 20, 1980 -- The teams swapped first period goals in a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum. Phil Myre (21 saves) and Don Beaupre (19 saves) were the goalies.
  • December 30, 1980 -- Minnesota recorded a 6-5 home win aided by four PPGs on seven attempts. The North Stars led the entire game after Craig Hartsburg made it 1-0 late in the firts period. Tom McCarthy, who had a game-high seven shots, led Minnesota with three (1-2-3) points. Bob Dailey handled McCartny in a fight. Phil Myre made 33 saves in the loss.
  • January 22, 1981 -- Bill Barber (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 5-4 win in the Spectrum despite a hat trick from "Miracle on Ice" member Steve Christoff (four points). Philly snapped a 3-3 tie in the third period with two goals in 68 seconds. The Flyers scored two SHGs and a PPG. Mel Bridgman, Ken Linseman and Tom Gorence each had two points and Pete peeters made 20 saves.

  • February 28, 1981 -- Rick St. Croix made 39 saves and Ken Linseman snapped a 2-2 tie with just under six minutes left in a 4-2 road win. A brawl in the middle of the second period involved Ron Flockhart-Al MacAdam ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUPqZXMusQ ) and Mike Busniuk-Brad Maxwell ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txXwcAInYbg ) among others.
  • October 18, 1981 -- The Flyers scored twice in the first period and dominated with a 16-5 shots advantage, then held off a late Minnesota rally to win 3-2 in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach's 50-footer in the third period gave Philly a 3-0 lead. There were three fights in the first period, the first two at the 1:10 mark: Ken Linseman-Bobby Smith and Tim Kerr-Craig Hartsburg with Kerr being tossed. Later, Lindsay Carson and Jack Carlson squared off. After time expired in the third period, Bobby Clarke was issued a gross misconduct penalty. Frank Bathe was named the game's top and despite playing just 28 games all season, he was named the team's winner of the Barry Ashbee Award symbolic of the Flyers' best defenseman.
  • November 28, 1981 -- Dino Ciccarelli (2-1-3) scored twice to lead Minnesota to a 5-3 home win; Ciccarelli had a chance for a hat trick but, with an open net and pulled goalie, passed to teammate Bobby Smith with nine seconds left. Bill Barber had two goals. After the final buzzer, players from both teams took part in a melee on the ice. While some fans in Minnesota tossed objects at the Flyers, others attempted to climb over the glass and join the fray; however, they were restrained from ushers. There was a bench clearing-brawl as time expired highlighted by a Glen Cocnrane-Jack Carlson and Pete Peeters-Don Beaupre in a battle of the goaltenders --

  • February 4, 1982 -- Philly led 3-0 at the 16:09 mark but the North Stars rallied with a goal in each period to finish in a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. Don Beaupre made 32 saves for Minnesota. Brad Marsh and Jack Carlson fought early in the game with Philly leading 1-0 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8R7h2bptU0
  • October 30, 1982 -- Gilles Meloche made 33 saves and Tom McCarthy scored twice in the North Stars' 3-2 home win. There was a total of 18 PIMs assessed in the second period, all to the Flyers' Paul Holmgren and Minnesota's Ron Friest.
  • January 29, 1983 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Philly. Bob Froese, whose career record fell to 8-0-1, made 27 saves while Gilles Meloche stopped 25 shots. Paul Holmgren scored and fought Willie Plett (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_07rm2-1H4); later, Plett fought Glen Cochrane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3l58k_3GeA).
  • March 10, 1983 -- Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) rallied the Flyers from a 3-1 deficit in the first period to a 6-3 home win. Clarke scored twice including an absolutely electrifying breakaway goal when he beat two North Stars' players at center ice to a loose puck and skated in alone on a stunned Gilles Meloche to finish off a beauty of a play (3:27 in -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPuYJXHYhsY ). Brian Propp had three points. Paul Holmgren suffered a concussion and missed the next two games.
  • November 17, 1983 -- Brian Bellows scored with 20 seconds to play and the North Stars rallied from a 5-2 third period hole to gain a 5-5 tie at the Spectrum. Gilles Meloche faced 51 shots (Minnesota had 27). The Flyers outshot the North Stars 29-12 after two periods. Each team had one shot in OT. Dave Poulin had three points including a third period SHG that gave the Flyers a 5-2 lead.
  • February 23, 1984 -- Brian Propp had three points, including the tying goal with under three to play, in a 3-3 draw at Philadelphia. Neal Broten scored the tying and lead goals for Minnesota to make it 3-2 after the Flyers led 2-0. There were two fights: Brad McCrimmon-Craig Levie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EckAT9thZTw and Rich Sutter-Gordie Roberts -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H24aP-6l4eg Paul Holmgren was told he would be a healthy scratch and while on his drive home in the third period he heard over the radio that he was dealt to Minnesota for Paul Guay and a pick.
  • March 10, 1984 -- Paul Holmgren, playing against the Flyers for the first time, stole the puck from Glen Cochrane and set up Al McAdam's goal 25 seconds into the game eventually won by the North Stars 4-3 in Minnesota. The North Stars led the remainder of the game. Rich Sutter and Brian Bellows hooked up in a fight.
  • October 23, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and seven Flyers recorded goals in a 7-2 win in Minnesota. The Flyers snapped a scoreless tie in the second period with four goals in a span of 4:11 and chased goalie Mike Sands (one of six career NHL appearances). Thomas Eriksson (0-3-3) had a team-high three points. Thirteen Flyers had points. Among the goal scorers was Derrick Smith who scored his first NHL goal. The Flyers outshot the North Stars 22-13 in the second period and out-scored Minnesota 4-0.
  • November 3, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (2-2-4) led the Flyers to a 5-1 home win. Pelle Lindbergh stopped a penalty shot by Scott Bjugstad and made 23 saves in the victory. The Flyers had three PPGs and Kerr factores in each. Mark Howe and Brad McCrimmon each had two assists.
1985-1989:
  • January 19, 1985 -- The Flyers won 4-1 at Minnesota as Miroslav Dvorak, Ilkka Sinisalo and Tim Kerr scored in the first period. Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves. The Flyers trailed 1-0 at the 3:36 mark. Ron Sutter fought Dino Ciccarelli -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWgS1A9uQ6o
  • October 19, 1985 -- Ron Sutter (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a dominating 7-3 home win. The Flyers outshot Minnesota 45-16 and Sutter, Tim Kerr and Mark Howe combined for 22 shots. Rich and Ron Sutter scored within 34 seconds of each other and the Flyers were up 3-1. The Flyers had three PPGs and one SHG. There were three fights in the game.
  • November 29, 1985 -- Philadelphia won 4-1 in Minnesota as Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice and Bob Froese made 24 saves. There were two fights: Dave Brown, who scored earlier, beat Tim Coulis and then Joe Paterson pummeled Dave Archibald ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nm-DWXD48 ). Prior to the game, the teams engaged in a trade as Bo Berglund and Dave Richter were traded to Philly for Ed Hospodar and Todd Bergen. Bergen refused to play for Mike Keenan mainly because Bergen felt Keenan was less than diplomatic in regards to injuries; Bergen attempted to become a golf pro. After the trade, he joined the North Stars but quickly reinjured himself without having played a game -- a severe lower abdominal pull was particularly devastating and it kept him out of the balance of the season. In 1986, he joined the North Stars' fall camp but injuries again limited his playing, he eventually joined the AHL, played in 27 games and sufered a season-ending thumb injury. In July 1987, he became a RFA and said Minnesota owed him over $100k; the Stars countered saying they weren't responsible but the Flyers were. He eventually quit hockey.
  • February 8, 1986 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie as Brian Bellows (three points) scored twice including the tying goal in the third period. Brian Propp took 10 shots, the third time in 17 games he reached double digits in that category.
  • October 26, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 29 stops in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers improved to 7-1-0 for the season and also 7-1-4 in the last 12 games in this series. Ilkka Sinisalo gave Philly a 1-0 lead with a 5-on-3 PPG in the opening period. Peter Zezel made it 2-0 off a terrific steal and setup by Derrick Smith.
  • December 13, 1986 -- Dino Ciccarelli scored the only third period goal in Minnesota's 5-4 home win. Dave Poulin (2-0-2) gave Philly a 1-0 lead with 40 seconds left in the first period but 28 seconds later Brad McCrimmon picked up a 5-minute major leading to two North Stars' PPGs, and one Flyer SHG, in the opening 94 seconds of the second period. Brian MacLellan (2-0-2) gave the Stars a 3-2 lead with consecutive goal. The North Stars scored three PPGs in the second period and out-scored the Flyers 4-3 in that period.
  • March 1, 1987 -- Kari Takko made 40 saves in the North Stars' 5-4 home win. Takko was 18-for-18 in the final period until Dave Poulin's (1-2-3) otherwise meaningless stuffer with one second remaining finished the scoring. The Flyers held a 44-33 shots advantage.
  • October 10, 1987 -- Murray Craven and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in a 5-4 road win. It was the third straight 5-4 game in the series and the second straight game the losing team scored with one second to play in the third period. Herb Brooks made his home debut as Minnesota coach. Brooks, who coached the United States Olympic hockey team to a gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, also coached the University of Minnesota from 1972-79, the NY Rangers from 1981-85 and St. Cloud State (MN) the previous season.

  • December 23, 1987 -- Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Ron Hextall (33 saves) led Philly to a 5-3 home win. Hextall was whistled for a delay of the game penalty 19 seconds into the first period and Dino Ciccareeli scored on the PP in the opening minute. Minnesota led 2-1 by the 5:06 mark and all three goals were PPGs. Both teams had two PPGs and the Flyers added a SHG. Poulin scored consecutive goals to give Philly a 4-2 lead. Dino Ciccarelli had two goals for Minnesota.
  • January 24, 1988 -- The North Stars won 5-3 in Philly and snapped the Flyers' 16-game unbeaten streak (11-0-5) at home in this series. The North Stars last won in the Spectrum April 9, 1978. Bob Brooke had the GWG. Brian Bellows and Neal Broten each had three assists. The Flyers led 2-0 at the 5:17 mark and 3-2 after the first period. There were three fights in the game including two involving the Flyers' Greg Smyth. Derrick Smith was ejected for spearing.
  • February 9, 1988 -- Gordie Roberts was traded to Philly for a fourth-round draft pick (Stars drafted J.F. Quintin). He last 11 games and one month before being dealt to St. Louis for the Blues' 1989 4th round pick (Flyers drafted Reid Simpson).
  • October 13, 1988 -- Philly prevailed 7-6 in Minnesota in a wild affair. The Flyers matched a team record with six PPGs while allowing four. Brian Propp (3-0-3) ,who notched his 10th career hat trick, Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) led the offense. Ron Hextall faced 50 shots, including 25 in the third period, and made 44 stops. Minnesota out-scored Philly 4-3 in the final period and outshot the Flyers 25-6. Attendance was slightly over 6,000.
  • December 8, 1988 -- Moe Mantha was traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota for Toronto's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Pat MacLeod) in the 1989 Entry Draft.
  • January 5, 1989 -- Minnesota out-scored Philly 3-0 in the third period en route to a 5-3 home win. Marc Habscheid scored a PPG in the final five minutes to snap a 3-3 tie. Jon Casey made 26 saves. Neal Broten had three assists for the North Stars. Dave Poulin scored twice in the first period for the Flyers. Jay Wells decked Basil McRae with a left during a brief fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AtsKiMvQ40
  • January 10, 1989 -- Derrick Smith followed Rick Tocchet's goal by 47 seconds in the third period to complete the Flyers rally from a 2-0 deficit in a 3-2 home win. Smith, who missed the prior two games with a hip pointer, swatted a loose puck as he was sprawled in the crease. Ron Hextall made 20 saves.
  • October 28, 1989 --Brian Bellows' PPG with 41 seconds remaining gave Minnesota a 6-5 home win. Bellows swatted the puck off Ken Wregget's shoulder after the goalie made a stop on a shot from the point. Wregget made 45 stops for the Flyers. The North Stars held a 51-33 shots advantage. Eleven different players scored. Dave Gagner (1-2-3) and Neal Broten (0-3-3) led Minnesota. Murray Craven (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Dave Poulin's thumb was slashed and he missed the following 14 games.
  • November 16, 1989 -- Mike Bullard (1-3-4) led Philly to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers were missing five key players: Tim Kerr, Ron Hextall, Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet and Ron Sutter. Don Biggs, subbing for the injured Kerr, scored one of his two lifetime NHL goals, a PPG 1:01 into the third period to give Philly a 5-3 lead. There were four fights in the game including two involving Jeff Chychrun (Basil McRae and Shane Churla), Terry Carkner-Curt Fraser ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhoFxDXu2ms ) and Tony Horacek-Mark Tinordi ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0CDuQVqZ2s ).


1990-1994:
  • February 3, 1990 -- In another frantic affair, the Flyers won 7-6 with nine seconds left in OT when Mike Bullard scored. Dave Gagner's (2-1-3) goal with four seconds left in the third period completed an improbable rally as Minnesota scored three goals in the final 7:04 and out-shot Philly 15-1 in the final period. The North Stars outshot the Flyers 52-23 (34-10 after the first period) in the game, the most shots any road team has taken in Philadelphia. Ken Wregget made 46 saves. The Flyers led 6-2 with under 21 minutes left in regulation. Rick Tocchet (1-3-4) and Pelle Eklund (2-1-3) assisted on the GWG.
  • June 8, 1990 -- Bob Clarke, no longer employed by the Flyers, served as the Minnesota North Stars VP/GM until June 20, 1992 when he rejoined Philadelphia.
  • November 1, 1990 -- Ken Wregget made 25 saves in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. The Flyers led the entire game after Rick Tocchet made the score 1-0. Derrick Smith scored a key goal in the third period to make the score 5-3 after the North Stars scored twice on special teams. Norm Lacombe and Keith Acton each had three points for the Flyers. Mike Ricci and Dale Kushner each scored their first career NHL goals. Brian Propp scored Minnesota's first goal.
  • December 8, 1990 -- Brian Hayward made 22 saves in the North Stars' 7-0 win at home. Brian Propp of Minnesota had points on the first two goals. Minnesota head coach Bob Gainey returned to the bench after missing the prior two games due to surgery to his wife.
  • February 26, 1991 -- Ken Wregget made 42 saves for Philly in a 2-2 tie in the Met Center. Pelle Eklund and Mike Ricci each had two points in the first period but the North Stars tied it with two second period tallies. Minnesota outshot the Flyers 44-21. Wregget was a perfect 19-for-19 in the first period and held the Flyers in the game as his squad was outshot 16-5 in the third period and OT.
  • October 24, 1991 -- Philly scored four third period goals in a 5-2 win. Dominic Roussel made 26 saves for the victory. Kimbi Daniels scored the only goal in his 27-game NHL career and it was the eventual GWG. The Flyers outshot the North Stars 46-28. Jon Casey made 41 saves in the loss. No Flyer had more than one point. Minnesota's Brian Propp scored twice including becoming the 25th NHL player to score 400 goals. That milestone goal gave the North Stars a 1-0 lead.
  • October 26, 1991 -- Derrick Smith was claimed on waivers by the North Stars from Philadelphia. Smith was placed on waivers October 24.
  • December 21, 1991 -- Ron Hextall was perfect in gaining his second career regular season shutout as he made 34 saves in a 3-0 win at Minnesota. Hextall returned to action after missing nearly a month due to a shoulder injury. It was just the second regular season Flyers' shutout in Minnesota and first since 1970. Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers were outshot 34-19.

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  • January 30, 1992 -- Garry Galley scored a PPG with 5:58 to play in a 5-3 win for the Flyers in the Spectrum. Mark Howe scored two PPGs in the first period, in just his 16th game of the season. Each team had three PPGs and the Flyers went 3-for-9. Mike Modano (1-2-3), Neal Broten (1-1-2) and Brian Bellows (0-2-2) all had multi-point games for Minnesota. Keith Acton added an ENG.
  • February 20, 1993 -- The North Stars won 5-2, the last time the teams would meet in Minnesota. North Stars' owner Norman Green completed a week-long discussion with officials in Dallas regarding a possible relocation of the franchise. The Flyers led 2-0 but the North Stars tied the game by the end of the first period and then scored three second period goals. Neal Broten's SHG put Minnesota ahead 3-2. Jon Casey made 26 saves.

  • March 16, 1993 -- Philly won 4-3 at home on Al Conroy's third period tally, one of nine goals in his NHL career. Tommy Soderstrom made 31 saves. The Flyers scored three straight goals, includiing Eric Lindros' 30th, in the first 10:15 of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. In the last 40 regular season games in Philadelphia, the Flyers sported a 31-3-6 record in this series. It was final team the teams met before the relocation of the North Stars to Dallas.
  • January 6, 1994 -- The teams met for the first time since the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Texas and the Flyers were trounced 8-0 in Dallas' Reunion Arena. Neal Broten had four points and Russ Courtnall added a career-high four assists. Darcy Wakaluk stopped 35 shots for the shutout victory. Mike Modano suffered a sprained right knee after being kneed by Dave Brown, who was handed a 5-minute major.
  • March 8, 1994 -- Neal Broten scored a PPG 2:43 into OT and Dallas won 4-3 in Philly. Dave Tippett was in the box for holding Mike Modano's stick and then received a game-misconduct upon the winning goal, as he chastised ref Mark Faucette. Dallas' offensive stars included Broten (2-0-2) and Brent Gilchrist (1-2-3). Mark Recchi led Philly with three (0-3-3) points. Dallas held a 31-24 shots advantage including 14-6 in the third period and OT. Eric Lindros, who exchanged minors with goalie Darcy Wakaluk, was then ejected with four seconds left in regulation for fighting Jim Johnson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inHwHoztp7k . Kevin Dineen suffered a mild separated right shoulder and missed the next three games. Prior to the game, the Flyers inducted Tim Kerr into the team's Hall of Fame.
  • March 21, 1994 -- Pelle Eklund was dealt to the Stars for an 8th round pick (Raymond Giroux) the day prior to his 31st birthday and on the NHL's trade deadline. Eklund played in 589 regular season and 57 PO games for the Flyers; he appeared in 5 regular season and 9 post-season games for Dallas before returning to Sweden.

1995-1999:
  • December 13, 1995 -- The Flyers acquired Trent Klatt for Brent Fedyk.
  • January 15, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 35 saves and John LeClair (2-1-3), Eric Lindros (1-2-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) totaled nine points in a 6-1 home win. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on the PP. Manny Fernandez gave up five goals and was replaced by Darcy Wakaluk. Dallas' only goal was by former Flyer Brent Fedyk. The Stars outshot Philly 36-34. Shawn Antoski and Bill Huard hooked up in a festive battle.
  • February 28, 1996 -- Eric Lindros celebrated his 23rd birthday by scoring twice in a 4-4 OT tie at Dallas. Dallas had a 4-2 lead in the third period but Pat Falloon made it 4-3 and with seven minutes to play Craig MacTavish evened the game. Lindros' first goal of the game was his 40th of the season. Benoit Hogue had three assists for Dallas.
  • December 6, 1996 --Dale Hawerchuk snapped a 3-3 tie with 8:25 remaining in regulation and then Mikael Renberg (2-0-2) scored the first of his two consecutive goals 42 seconds later and the Flyers recorded a 6-3 win in Dallas. Ron Hextall made 33 saves. The Flyers led 3-1 after two periods but the Stars evened the score in the third period on Derian Hatcher's first goal of the season. The Stars went 1-for-9 on the PP while the Flyers were 0-for-4.
  • January 21, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves, including a perfect 4-for-4 in OT, and the game ended 3-3 in Philly. John LeClair evened the game midway in the third period. Andy Moog made 25 saves for the Stars. The game was tied 1-1 after one, 2-2 after two and 3-3 after three. Dallas held a 35-28 shots advantage including 4-0 in overtime. Paul Coffey recorded his 1,050th career assist, on a goal by Dale hawerchuk, moving him past Gordie Howe for second place on the all-time list.
  • November 2, 1997 --Jamie Langenbrunner's goal late in the second period knocked Ron Hextall out of the game and lifted the Stars to a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. All six goals were were scored in the second period. Hextall collided with Paul Coffey and Langenbrunner tucked home the rebound as Hextall lay prone on the ice in obvious pain. Said the goalie "When I got hit, I really couldn't really feel my toes, my fingers, my legs and my arms for half a second. I was kind of scared. A few seconds later I wiggled my fingers. At that point I figured I was probaby OK I've been hit in the head before, but never felt like I couldn't feel my arms or legs." Hextall was replaced by Garth Snow at the start of the third. Eric Lindros assisted on the last two Flyers' goals.
  • February 4, 1998 --Roman Turek stopped 26 shots for his first career shutout (in his 20th appearance) and Pat Verbeek scored on the PP for the game's only tally to lead Dallas to a 1-0 home win. The Stars set a franchise record with their eighth shutout of the season.
  • March 14, 1999 -- Mike Modano and Jody Hull, who broke a 24-game scorless drought, scored in the second period and the game ended in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers failed to win in an eleventh straight game (0-7-4). John Vanbiesbrouck was whistled for a minor with 2:14 left in OT but the Flyers held the Stars without a shot. In the first minute of play, the two captains -- Eric Lindros and Derian Hatcher -- drew fighting majors. "I was changing things up a bit, he knew what I was doing," Lindros said. "He came right at me. I was skating up ice and he slashed me. I don't think there was much of a doubt what he was trying to do," Hatcher replied. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCc9J9R7Oq4 ) Roman Vopat and Grant Marshall fought 41 seconds later. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7yI0WpXifY

  • November 18, 1999 -- Mike Modano scored with 30.7 seconds left in the third period to give Dallas a 1-1 tie at Philadelphia. Modano pushed a backhander near the crease off the pads of John Vanbiesbrouck. JVB said afterwards "It was kind of a fluky goal. They poked at it and I got my pad on it, but not enough to keep it out of the net." Daymond Langkow had six of Philly's 20 shots and scored in the first period. Dallas entered the game with 999 wins in the franchise's history.


2000-2009:
  • March 1, 2000 -- Ed Belfour made 25 saves for the 49th shutout of his career and Dallas won 2-0 at home despite just 16 shots. Mike Modano gave the Stars a 1-0 lead. It was the third straight goal by Modano against the Flyers spanning three games. Among the injured for this game: Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Blake Sloan, Shawn Chambers and Brian Skrudland of Dallas and Eric Lindros, Keith Primeau, Dan McGillis, Luke Richardson and Ulf Samuelsson for the Flyers.
  • October 12, 2000 -- Brett Hull scored twice and Ed Belfour made 26 saves in Dallas' 4-1 home win. Hull scored the 613th and 614th goals of his career to surpass Mario Lemieux on the goals scored list. He also had seven of his team's 22 shots off goalie Maxime Ouellett, who took the loss -- the only decision in his Flyers' career. The Flyers were without Mark recchi and John LeClair due to injuries while the Stars' Jamie Langenbrunner was absent due to the birth of his child.
  • November 23, 2001 -- The teams met in Dallas' new American Airlines Center and the Stars rallied three times in a 3-3 tie. Joe Nieuwendyk scored with 4:47 left in the third period for the game's final goal. Chris McAllister and Marty Murray each had two assists for the Flyers.
  • December 20, 2001 -- Brian Boucher made 29 saves and Keith Primeau (1-1-2) had the GWG in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. The victory snapped an 8-game skid (0-3-5) in this series. Marty Murray and Chris McAllister contributed on the first goal and had six total points in the last two games against Dallas. Ed Belfour had 27 saves in the loss.

  • December 17, 2002 -- The Flyers scored two third period PPGs in 59 seconds as Keith Primeau, Marty Murray and Mark Recchi each had two points in a 2-2 tie in Philly. The Flyers were 3-for-68 on the PP prior to the goals. Philly went 2-for-9 on the PP (Dallas was 1-for-4) and had seven opportunities in the third period; the Stars were whistled for six straight minors in the last 10 minutes of regulation. Derian Hatcher was given a double minor at 13:56 including an unsportsmanlike penalty, then Richard Matvichuk was assessed a double high sticking infraction with 28 seconds to play in regulation. Philly was outshot 42-36 but held a 5-1 edge in the OT. Roman Cechmanek made 40 saves and Marty Turco turned aside 34. Murray had five points in his last three games against Dallas. Mike Modano gave Dallas a 1-0 lead in the first minute of play but then left the game about five minutes later after Jeremy Roenick (eventually suspended two games) was called for a five-minute boarding major. The Flyers killed that penalty but moments later Kim Johnsson was called for closing his hand on the puck and Dallas took advantage to make it 2-0. Sergei Zubov played 30+ minutes.
  • December 29, 2003 -- In Ken Hitchcock's return to Dallas, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie. The Stars rallied from a two-goal deficit and went 2-for-7 on the PP. The Flyers went 0-for-2 on the PP. Marty Turco was 13-for-13 in the third period when Dallas evened the score. Mike Comrie scored his first Flyers' goal (he had four overall) to give Philly a 1-0 lead. The teams tied in seven of their last 11 meetings.
  • March 8, 2004 -- Chris Therien was traded to Dallas for Phoenix's 8th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Martin Houle) in 2004 Entry Draft and Dallas' 3rd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Chris Lawrence) in 2005 Entry Draft.
  • March 11, 2004 -- Brendan Morrow scored with 35 seconds to play in the third period in a game that finished 2-2 OT tie in Philly. Robert Esche made 37 saves including five in OT where the Stars outshot Philly 5-2. Dallas held a 39-22 shots advantage. Tony Amonte and Alex Zhamnov factored in both Flyers' goals.
  • March 13, 2007 -- Jussi Jokinen snapped a 1-1 third period tie and 36 seconds later Mike Modano 500th NHL goal gave the Stars a two-goal cushion in an eventual 3-2 win in Dallas. The Stars held a 33-19 shots advantage. Antero Niittymaki made 30 saves in the loss. Denis Gauthier-Krys Barch fough briefly after Gauthier nailed Chris Conner with a hip check ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAYBXVwuQC8 ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA0Fgb_ryl0

  • December 1, 2007 -- Dallas erupted for three second period goals, including two PPGs in under two minutes, en route to a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Stars didn't register a shot on goal for the first 10+ minutes of the game but eventually outshot the Flyers 30-18. Randy Jones gave Philly a 1-0 lead 41 seconds into the game. Brendan Morrow and Trevor Daley each had two assists. The Stars went 2-for-5 on the PP. Dallas was playing for the sixth time in the last nine days. Riley Cote was issued a match penalty for an elbow to the head hitting Matt Niskanen along the glass at 17:46 of the third period. Cote, who was suspended for the next three games. said after the game “I know what's comin'. It's stupid on my part. I had no intention of hurting him. Just wanted to play physical. I understand my status. It really looks bad. I feel terrible. It looks bad for a suspension. I have to be smarter.'' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgVgZLb5WM Said the NHL's Colin Campbell "There were too many aspects of what we don't want in that hit. They have to understand this wasn't an accidental play."
  • November 24, 2008 -- Mike Knuble scored the GWG with 5:08 to play in a 4-3 home win. It was the Flyers' their fifth straight win. The teams alternated the seven goals. Knuble scored twice and Simon Gagne assisted on both. Martin Biron made 22 saves. Mike Modano, who won 17 of 25 faceoffs, scored twice in the second period for the Stars. It was the Flyers fourth win in 20 games against the "Dallas" Stars. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgvPpTvJp64



  • January 12, 2010 -- Fourteen Flyers recorded points, a team first since December 31, 1997 (at Vancouver), in a 6-3 home win. Simon Gagne, Darroll Powe and Ian Laperriere and each had a goal and an assist. Michel Leighton, in his eighth straight start, made 27 saves and improved to 8-0-1. The Flyers scored twice on the PP but perhaps the biggest goal was Kimmo Timonen's SHG which made it 3-1. The Flyers snapped a 1-1 tie with four straight goals in the second period. Marty Turco (14 saves, 19 shots) was replaced by Alex Auld (8 saves, 9 shots). The Flyers scored first for the tenth consecutive game, a team first since the 1998-99 season.
  • March 18, 2010 -- at Dallas, 8:30 PM

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
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Thu Jan 14 A - Toronto 7:00 PM ET TSN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sun Jan 17 A - Washington 3:00 PM ET CSN-PH (HD), CSN-DC (HD)
Tue Jan 19 H - Columbus 7:00 PM ET FS-O, CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Jan 21 H - NY Rangers 7:00 PM ET MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Jan 23 H - Carolina 1:00 PM ET FS-CR, CSN-PH (HD)
Sun Jan 24 H - Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ET RIS, NBC (HD)
Thu Jan 28 H - Atlanta 7:00 PM ET SPSO, CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Jan 30 H - NY Islanders 1:00 PM ET MSG PLUS (HD), CSN-PH (HD)

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Hell yes, check out the avatar.Also, a video representative of my feelings:
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It's got some foul language in there.

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No way!

First off, if I did steal it, I would have stolen it from Comfortably Numb.

Secondly, the idea came about organically when looking for pictures of American Olympic players in their USA Jerseys for an avatar and I couldn't find any. So I figured I could get them in their regular team's jersey and put it in front of the flag. I googled my own American flag and commissioned the addition of "America: **** Yeah" and Ryan Miller. Totally my idea. Besides, my whole point was to highlight how on board I am with JVR "going America" all over their *****.


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