FLYERS-BLUES' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 83-39-17-0 including wins in nine of the last 12.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 47-12-10-0 including 10-2-1-0 in the last 13.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 36-27-7-1 including 5-1-0-1 in the last seven.
The Flyers lost both PO meetings (1968 and 1969) and own a 3-8 record (2-4 at home and 1-4 away).
October 18, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the squads, the Flyers recorded their first victory in franchise history, 2-1 (third attempt) in front of 5,234 in the St. Louis Arena. Ed Hoekstra scored the lone third period goal off Glenn Hall. With six seconds left in the game, the Blues' Noel Picard was handed a game-misconduct as part of dual high-sticking minors with Ed Van Impe and supposedly set the tone for the bitter rivalry between the two teams in the first few years of their existences. The first goal in this series was scored by Fred Hucul of the Blues who last scored an NHL goal 15 seasons earlier, 1952-53, with the Chicago Blackhawks.
November 19, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers edged the Blues 3-2. Upon the conclusion of the game, the Flyers were involved in their first bench-clearing brawl. Philly led 3-0 after one period and Ron Schock scored twice on the PP in the third period. St. Louis had just 15 shots.
November 25, 1967 -- Bernie Parent was spectacular making 46 saves and Gary Dorhoefer, Lou Angotti and Bill Sutherland each had two points in the Flyers 2-1 road win. Dornhoefer and Ron Stewart fought after Stewart speared the Flyer. The Blues entered the game with the NHL's worst record 4-11-2.
December 3, 1967 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. The Blues held a 32-14 shots advantage after two periods but the game was tied 2-2. Gary Dornhoefer had the GWG.
December 14, 1967 -- Brit Selby scored both Flyers' goals in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Gary Dornhoefer had two assists. Bernie Parent and Glenn Hall were the netminders.
December 16, 1967 -- Bernie Parent recorded the first shutout of his Flyers' career by making 25 saves and Philadelphia stifled the Blues 1-0 in St. Louis.
January 21, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves, including 12 in the first period when his mates recorded only two, each team scored in the second and third periods and the game finished deadlocked 2-2. in Philly. At 10:17, a brawl between the squads was highlighted by a battle between Noel Picard and Gary Dornhoefer.
February 10, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 33 stops and Jean Gauthier had two (1-1-2) points in Philly's 2-1 victory in St. Louis.
March 27, 1968 -- For the first time in a regular season game, the Blues beat the Flyers. Future Hall-of-Famer Glenn Hall recorded 17 saves in the 3-0 victory for his first win against the Flyers after starting 0-4-2. Philadelphia entered the game with a 6-0-2 lifetime mark against St. Louis.
March 28, 1968 -- One day after a shutout loss, the Flyers returned the favor in a 2-0 victory at Le Colisee in Quebec (held there due to roof damage in the Spectrum). Doug Favell made 29 saves and Gary Dornhoefer netted the GWG. The Flyers finished with a 7-1-2 mark against the Blues. The win, coupled by the Los Angeles Kings-Oakland Seals tie in the wee morning hours, provided the Flyers with a West Division Championship in the team's first season. Members of the organization made phone calls to the UPI news bureau as well to the arena to verify the final score in order to celebrate the immediacy of the moment at approximately 1:30 A.M.
April 4, 1968 -- In Game One of the West Division Semifinals in Philadelphia, Jimmy Roberts scored with 6:47 to play for a 1-0 St. Louis victory in front of 10,649 in the Spectrum. The Flyers were outshot 33-14, including 14-2 in the final period. Bernie Parent (32 saves), starting in place of expected starter Doug Favell who had a throat infection, and Glenn Hall (14 saves) were the goalies. The game marked the long-awaited return to Philadelphia for the Flyers who played the previous 14 games and also 21 of the prior 24 games away from their home city.
April 6, 1968 -- In Game Two, Leon Rochefort scored the lone goal of the third period and the Flyers edged the Blues 4-3. The Flyers scored twice in a 23-second span within the last 90 seconds of the first period for a 3-1 lead. Pat Hannigan (1-1-2) and Claude Laforge (1-1-2) led the Flyers. Future Hall of Famer Dickie Moore (1-1-2) and Larry Keenan (1-1-2) led the Blues. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the latter half of the third period. Plager, in the first period, was assessed a 10-minute misconduct after a boarding minor. Glenn Hall (37 saves) and Doug Favell (26 saves) were the goaltenders.
April 10, 1968 -- In Game Three at St. Louis, Larry Keenan scored 4:10 into the second OT lifting the Blues to a 3-2 win in front of 10,867. Gary Dornhoefer, who earlier fought with Barclay Plager, suffered a broken leg and missed the rest of the series. Bernie Parent made 54 saves, including 31 after the second period and the Flyers were outshot 17-6 in the OTs. Glenn Hall made 33 saves in the game. Dickie Moore, in his final NHL season, assisted on the OT goal.
April 11, 1968 -- In Game Four, Red Berenson scored twice in the Blues' 5-2 home win in front of 11,072. Joe Watson and Bob Plager fought in the second period, moments after the Blues went up 2-1. Goalies: Doug Favell faced Glenn Hall.
Al Arbour, wearing glasses, in an undated photo.
April 13, 1968 -- In Game Five at Philadelphia, Rosaire Paiement (3-0-3) had a hat trick in his first career NHL PO game (just seven regular season games played at the time) and the Flyers exploded for a 6-1 win in front of 10,587. Paiement played the night before for Quebec in the AHL and was called up the day of this game. Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Andre Lacroix had three assists. In the third period, with the Flyers up 4-0, the Blues' Noel Picard slugged Claude Laforge in the jaw leading to a 20-minute bench-clearing brawl. Laforge was knocked unconscious, had a dental plate broken and needed 14 stitches. Picard was ejected, joining Barclay Plager who was tossed earlier in the game. Backup goalie Doug Favell jumped off the bench and when challenged by Dickie Moore, the two fought. Said Favell "He challenged me. I wanted nothing to do with him but Moore came at me and we had it out." When the Flyers were later fined more than the Blues, GM Bud Poile threatened to quit. Poile also said that it was Campbell's second mistake of the year (mentioning the Larry Zeidel incident from earlier in the year against Boston). Favell was fined the most ($150) and many other players were fined $100 each. Flyers' head coach Keith Allen was fined $500 while Scotty Bowman of the Blues was docked $400. Video of the attack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB_Y-9bWwIA
April 16, 1968 -- In Game Six at St. Louis, backed by the sensational goaltending of Bernie Parent (63 saves) and a last minute goal in regulation, the Flyers recorded a stunning 2-1 victory in double OT shocking the crowd of 13,738 in St. Louis Arena. Andre Lacroix scored with 15 seconds left in the third period when Glenn Hall couldn't cover an Ed Van Impe shot from the point and the game headed to OT. Don Blackburn scored on a seemingly harmless backhander that swerved just as Hall was about to smother it and the series was headed to a seventh game. St. Louis outshot Philly 28-9 after two periods, 39-27 in regulation, 10-2 in the decisive second OT and 64-43 in the game. The Blues had a 2-man advantage for 86 seconds in the middle period but failed. The Blues' goal was scored by Gerry Melnyk (see entry on June 11, 1968), seven seconds into a first period powerplay.
April 18, 1968 -- In Game Seven at Philadelphia, the Flyers attempt at recovering from a 3-1 series hole fell short as the Blues won 3-1 in the Spectrum in front of 14,646. Head coach Scotty Bomwan called up 43-year old player-coach and future Hall of Famer Doug Harvey from the minors for his first NHL action of the 1967-68 season; Harvey was named the game's top star. Larry Keenan's GWG was scored in the second period when Philly's Larry Zeidel accidentally tipped in a loose puck behind his goalie Bernie Parent. Despite no red light from the goal judge, referee Vern Buffey overruled and called it a goal. The Blues finished the scoring with an ENG. Afterwards, Bowman said "That was the toughest series ever played, the toughest that ever will be played."
June 11, 1968 -- The Flyers acquired Darryl Edestrand and Gerry Melnyk for Lou Angotti and Ian Campbell. That same day, the Blues sent Angotti to Pittsburgh for Ab McDonald. Melnyk suffered a heart attack during one of his first skating drills in a Flyers' jersey and immediately retired without having played a game; Edestrand appeared in just two games for Philly. To earn his salary, he became a scout with the team and was responsible for the drafting of Bobby Clarke.
October 30, 1968 -- The Blues won 4-1 in St. Louis as Red Berenson and Doug Harvey (one of two goals in his Blues' career) had a goal and an assist each. Glenn Hall made 28 saves in the win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the loss.
November 7, 1968 -- In one of the greatest individual performances in NHL history, Red Berenson of the Blues (6-1-7) tied an existing NHL record (Syd Howe in 1944) with six goals in the Blues' 8-0 shutout in Philadelphia. Berenson's seven points have never been duplicated or surpassed against the Flyers (through 2009-10). Berenson had four goals in the second period and that tied an existing record, set twice, for most goals in any period. St. Louis led 5-0 after two periods and all five goals were by Berenson, who missed on his first shot but scored with his next five shots; he had 10 in the game. Defensemen Ed Van Impe and Joe Watson, the latter of whom suffered a shoulder injury and had surgery which sidelined him for 13 games until December 12th, were on the ice for all six goals and Doug Favell gave up eight goals in his first game. Jacques Plante made 26 stops for the 65th shutout of his career.
November 30, 1968 -- Red Berenson scored the only goal in a 1-0 Blues' home win despite 40 saves from Bernie Parent. With the goal, Berenson scored eight of the last 10 goals in this series. Glenn Hall made 28 saves for the win.
December 8, 1968 -- The Blues blew three one-goal leads in a 4-4 draw in Philly. Simon Nolet had three points (2-1-3) for the Flyers.
January 15, 1969 -- Ron Schock, who scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, had two goals in the Blues' 4-3 home win.
February 13, 1969 -- Red Berenson had two assists and Jacques Plante made 29 stops in St. Louis' 2-1 win in the Spectrum.
February 19, 1969 -- Ab McDonald (2-1-3) factored in all three goals as the Blues skated to a 3-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 24 stops while Jacques Plante made 27 saves.
March 23, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had three first period points and the Flyers, backed by Bernie Parent's solid goaltending, clinched a playoff spot in a 4-3 victory at home. Philadelphia snapped an 0-6-1 skid to St. Louis in the regular season.
April 2, 1969 -- In Game One of the West Division Finals, five Blues' scored in a 5-2 victory in St. Louis. Goalie Glenn Hall suffered a pulled hamstring in the first period with St. Louis up 2-0 and was replaced by Jacques Plante who immediately gave up a goal.
April 3, 1969 -- In Game Two, Jacques Plante made 21 saves and five different Blues scored in a 5-0 win in St. Louis. Ed Van Impe and Garry Peters of Philly were tossed as was Barclay Plager of the Blues. There were 95 PIMs called. Van Impe returned to action for his first game in about two weeks but was ejected after raising his stick in a menacing manner to Noel Picard; a bench-clearing brawl ensued. Peters and Plager were tossed in the late third period.
April 5, 1969 -- In Game Three, Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues recorded a 3-0 win in Philadelphia by scoring in each period. The Blues' Bob Plager said "At home, the fans have class. They throw nickels on the ice. Here, they throw pennies."
April 6, 1969 -- In Game Four, St. Louis led 3-0 at the 4:22 mark and cruised to a series-clinching sweep 4-1. Jacques Plante made 30 saves. The Blues out-scored the Flyers 17-3 in the four-game series. Twelve Blues' players scored in the series, no one with more than two goals. On May 19, 1969, the Flyers elevated head coach Keith Allen to Ass't GM and replaced him with Vic Stasiuk. Ed Snider said "We want to catch and surpass them (Blues) and eventually build the best organization in hockey."
October 26, 1969 -- Jacques Plante (26 saves) and Bernie Parent (25 saves) dueled to a scoreless draw in Philadelphia.
November 1, 1969 -- Frank St. Marseille had six points (2-4-6) and Red Berenson had a hat trick as the Blues blasted the Flyers 8-0 in St. Louis behind Jacques Plante's 23-save shutout. Ab McDonald and Larry Keenan added three assists apiece. The Blues tallied four PPGs.
December 7, 1969 -- Red Berenson (2-1-3) had two goals and Ernie Wakely made 20 saves in the Blues' 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Phil Goyette had three assists.
December 20, 1969 -- Jacques Plante made 27 saves and the Blues scored in each period in a 3-0 home win. Plante recorded six shutouts in the regular season and POs combined for St. Louis against the Flyers, this being his last. The Blues finished the 1960s with a 14-1-2 mark in the last 17 games (regular season and playoffs).
January 7, 1970 -- Reg Fleming (1-1-2) had the tying goal and Doug Favell made 28 saves in a 2-2 finish at St. Louis. The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit. The Flyers lost their previous eight games to the Blues.
January 25, 1970 -- Reg Fleming (1-1-2) and Bernie Parent (30 saves) led the Flyers, 2-0 to a win. Philly entered this game 1-14-3 in the last 18 contests against the Blues.
March 12, 1970 -- Phil Goyette and Jimmy Roberts of the Blues scored on a 10-minute PP late in the third period and St. Louis won 4-2 at home. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was eventually suspended eight games and fined $300 for a stick-swinging incident in this game. The play started when Heiskala committed a roughing penalty on Tim Ecclestone. As the two chatted, the Blues' Terry Gray elbowed Heiskala who lost two teeth, suffered a bloodied mouth and fell to the ice; upon gaining balance, he slashed Gray, who received a 5-minute elbowing major, above the forehead requiring a six-stitch cut. When offering his ruling, NHL President Clarence Campbell said "There was a substantial lapse of time between Gray's elbow smash or cross-check and Heiskala's retaliatory blow."
April 2, 1970 -- Ernie Wakely was sensational making 34 saves and Jimmy Roberts scored a first period SHG to lead St. Louis to a 1-0 win in Philly. This was the fifth of six straight losses that ended the Flyers' PO hopes. The slumping Flyers fell to 3-12-5 in the last 20 games. Bernie Parent made 32 saves. The Flyers held a 34-33 shots advantage. Larry Hillman had seven shots, giving him 16 the last two games against the Blues.
December 9, 1970 -- Serge Bernier (1-3-4) and Doug Favell (29 saves) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win at St. Louis. The victory snapped a 10-game road winless skid in this series (0-9-1).
December 13, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Wayne Hillman scored a late goal in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Earl Heiskala of the Flyers was whistled for crosschecking eight seconds into the game.
December 30, 1970 -- Red Berenson (1-4-5) and ex-Flyer Bill Sutherland (0-3-3) combined for six points in a span of 4:28 during a 3-goal second period flurry in St. Louis' 5-2 home win. Tim Ecclestone scored twice for the Blues.
February 7, 1971 -- Fran Huck scored twice and Ernie Wakely made 29 save in the Blues' 6-2 win at Philly. St. Louis made a major trade and changed head coaches, the day before, resulting in the end of a five-game drought. Scotty Bowman returned as Blues' head coach and replaced Al Arbour, who went back to becoming a player, and who had two assists. Earlier, St. Louis dealt Red Berenson and Tim Ecclestone to Detroit for Garry Unger and Wayne Connolly. Berenson said that Bowman traded him because of his role as President of the Players' Association. Unger said "I suppose it was my hair that got me traded" in reply to his reputation as a playboy.
April 1, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 31 saves and Danny Schock scored the only goal in his brief NHL career with eight minutes to play in a 1-1 tie in St. Louis.
October 30, 1971 -- Gary Unger (3-1-4) had a hat trick in the first period but the Flyers rallied for a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Unger was tossed from the game at the 26-minute mark when disorder ensued. Doug Favell 26 saves on 27 shots) replaced Bernie Parent after one period. The Blues also made a goalie switch after one period, when they led 3-2.
January 1, 1972 -- Rick Foley's (1-1-2) PPG with 53 remaining gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in St. Louis. Bill Clement and Bill Plager fought. The Blues held a 35-34 shots edge. Jack Egers (2-1-3) and Barclay Plager (1-2-3) led the Blues.
January 6, 1972 -- One of the defining moments in Flyers' history happened because of this game won by St. Louis 3-2 when the Blues rallied after a brawl that carried over into the stands. Garry Unger, Phil Roberto and Gary Sabourin all scored in the third period, the last goal with 6:46 to play assisted by Andre "Moose" Dupont. Down 2-0 after two periods, Blues' head coach Al Arbour verbally chastised ref John Ashley for the way a puck was dropped in a faceoff. As Arbour continued his yelling, he received a minor penalty and then chased the ref towards the Zamboni entrance near the stands. At that point, a fan doused Arbour with a cup of beer. Witnessing this, Bob Plager of the Blues went into the crowd while other St. Louis players rushed to Arbour's side. During the melee in the crowd, which involved players, coaches, and policemen, Arbour received a 10-inch cut to the head. Garry Unger and other Blues' players battled fans and swung sticks. Blues' player John Arbour received a 40-inch cut. Al Arbour's shirt, coat and tie were torn in the fracas and he coached the third period in his undershirt. Because the Blues' players out-numbered the cops in the crowd, a 16-year old fan rushed to a payphone and called a local police station and backups responded totaling 150 police officers. The fight lasted 25 minutes and the total delay was estimated at 45 minutes. The Blues gained inspiration and scored three third period goals for a 3-2 win, including the first two in a span of 37 seconds. Afterwards, Al and John Arbour, Phil Roberto and Floyd Thomson were arrested and tossed in the cooler for one night after they were taken to a Philadelphia police station on disorderly conduct charges and assault and battery on a police officer; Thompson faced additional charges of aggravated assault and battery. Four fans and two officers were injured. Seeing the display of unity and how the Blues responded to the fracas, the Flyers decided as an organization to become a more aggressive on-ice team and to acquire such players.
February 6, 1972 -- Down 2-0 with under three minutes to play, the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie on goals by Simon Nolet, with 2:48 left, and Gary Dornhoefer, with 1:51 to play. Bobby Clarke and Nolet factored in both goals. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Flyers. The game was played in the Spectrum.
March 4, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 44 saves and Rick Foley (1-2-3) and Jean Potvin (1-2-3) provided the offensive spark as the Flyers won 6-2 in the Spectrum. Philly scored five goals in a span of 11:47 during the second period. The Flyers' PP scored three times. Bob Plager scored both Blues' goals. It was a rare win for the Flyers in this series as they entered the game 3-20-8 in the prior 31 meetings starting with Game 7 of the 1968 series.
March 11, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin snapped a 2-2 late in the third period and the Blues won 4-2 at home with a 43-shot attack. The feisty game featured a fight between Moose Dupont of the Blues and Gary Dornhoefer of the Flyers.
October 7, 1972 -- In the season opener, the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia when the Blues' Jack Egers rifled a 45-footer past Doug Favell (37 saves) with 5:25 to play. It was Egers' second goal of the game. The Flyers scored three PPGs.
December 14, 1972 -- Bill Clement's PPG goal on a breakaway with 3:28 to play snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. Clement led the Flyers with two goals and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves. Philly led 3-0 after one period but the Blues rallied to tie in the third period. Bill Flett iced the game with a 188-foot ENG. Blues' goalie Wayne Stephenson was removed in the third period for Jacques Caron who surrendered the deciding goal. Prior to the game, the Flyers and Blues exchanged players as St. Louis received Brent Hughes and Pierre Plante and Philly got Andre "Moose" Dupont and a 3rd round choice (Bob Stumpf). Dupont assisted on the first goal of the game 4:57 into the contest.
December 23, 1972 -- Gary Sabourin (2-1-3), Bob Plager (1-3-4) and Fran Huck (0-3-3) combined for 10 points in the Blues' 6-1 home win. RIck MacLeish and Bob McCord fought. Bill Flett scored with 0:17 remaining, spoiling Wayne Stephenson's shutout bid. Doug Favell and Michel Belhumeur made 37 saves combined for the Flyers.
February 20, 1973 -- Bill Flett (2-2-4) snapped a 3-3 third period tie and Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) had four assists in Philly's 5-3 road win. Doug Favell made 34 saves including 15-for-15 in the third period where the Flyers were outshot 15-8 but scored twice. The Flyers entered the game 1-11-5 in the last 17 regular season games played at St. Louis. Andre Dupont fought Pierre Plante. The Blues' Gary Unger had 10 shots on goal.
March 25, 1973 -- Doug Favell made 28 saves and the Flyers recorded a 5-2 home win played on a Sunday afternoon game and broadcast nationally via NBC. In the second period, Bob Kelly pummeled Steve Durbano in a fight after Durbano made contact with a Flyers' trainer who was on the bench. Seeing this, Kelly jumped onto the ice moments after Dave Schultz got to Durbano first. Kelly (19 PIMs) and Durbano (29 PIMs, highest total ever at that point by an opponent) were tossed. St. Louis tied the score 1-1 in the second period on the ensuing PP but 27 seconds later Ross Lonsberry scored followed by goals from Schultz and Gary Dornhoefer. Durbano and Schultz fought 1:17 into the game.
November 24, 1973 -- Ross Lonsberry scored with 18 seconds remaining in the second period and Bernie Parent stopped all 31 shots in a 1-0 win in St. Louis. Orest Kindrachuk and Steve Durbano fought.
December 29, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves in the Flyers 4-1 win at St. Louis. Don Saleski and Gary Dornhoefer had PPGs which put the Flyers on top 2-1.
March 14, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) had three points, including two assists in the first 4:49 and later his 30th goal, in a 4-2 home win for Philly. Bernie Parent (PHI) beat Wayne Stephenson (STL).
March 24, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 19 saves and the Flyers scored three PPGs in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers scored two PPGs in 44 seconds to take a 2-0 lead in the first period. The active opening period included a 10-minute misconduct to Dave Schultz and a fight between Ross Lonsberry and Don Awrey. Wayne Stephenson made 33 saves for St. Louis.
March 27, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Ross Lonsberry scored the go-ahead goal in the opening minute of the game in an eventual 6-2 win in St. Louis. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) joined Lonsberry (1-2-3) with three points apiece. It was the Flyers' eighth straight win in this series.
September 16, 1974 -- The Flyers made two separate deals with the Blues. Ted Harris, a valuable member of the 1975 Champs, was acquired for cash. Wayne Stephenson was acquired for two players who combined for 16 NHL games.
November 16, 1974 -- St. Louis held a 4-0 lead in the third period but the Flyers closed to within one goal with under five minutes to play, but Bill Collins' ENG, his second goal of the game, gave St. Louis a 5-3 home win. John Davidson made 32 saves for the Blues.
December 15, 1974 -- Don Saleski (2-2-4) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) scored twice and Bernie Parent made 21 saves in Philly's 7-2 win in the Spectrum. John Davidson made 34 saves in the loss.
January 23, 1975 -- Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bernie Parent (36 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-2 win in St. Louis. Dave Schultz scored the go-ahead goal 2:29 into the game. John Davidson made 32 saves but surrendred seven goals.
February 11, 1975 -- Yves Belanger made 34 saves in the Blues' 3-1 home win. Bill Collins had the GWG. Bernie Parent made 32 stops in the loss.
March 2, 1975 -- Down 2-1 in the third period, the Flyers rallied for a 4-2 victory in the Spectrum as Bobby Clarke had three assists and Reggie Leach two goals during the comeback.
October 16, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) had a SHG and a PPG in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Dave Schultz and Bob Gasoff had a feisty battle.
December 6, 1975 -- St. Louis scored three times in the first and four times in the third in their 7-2 rout at home. Red Berenson (2-2-4) led the offense.
December 21, 1975 -- Bill Barber (2-3-5), Reggie Leach (2-2-4) and Gary Dornhoefer scored twice in the Flyers' 8-3 victory in the Spectrum. St. Louis led 3-2 midway into the game but the Flyers scored four third period goals.
February 7, 1976 -- Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) and Orest Kindrachuk (1-3-4) had four points while Gary Dornhoefer (3 points) and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in the Flyers' 8-2 win at home. Philly dominated from the start, leading 3-1 on the scoreboard and 17-3 in shots. Flyers' goalie Jerome "Moses" Mrazek (6:17 played) made his only NHL appearance after relieving Wayne Stephenson with Philly up 6-1.
February 28, 1976 -- Garry Unger scored two PPGs and the Blues recovered from a 2-0 hole to tie the Flyers 2-2 in St. Louis. The Blues outshot the Flyers 39-30.
December 18, 1976 -- Bernie Parent stopped all 38 shots leading the Flyers to a 2-0 shutout in St Louis. Bill Barber and Ross Lonsberry scored 56 seconds apart in the game's opening 5:28. The Blues' Bob Gasoff fought Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman in the third period. Jimmy Watson suffered a left eye (retina) injury, which caused permanent visiton problems, from an accidental high-stick of Jerry Butler and missed the next nine games.
January 6, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 20 saves and Harvey Bennett (2-1-3) had three points in the Flyers' 7-1 home win. The Flyers scored the last seven goals of the game. The game featured a few fights including Paul Holmgren-Bob Gassoff.
January 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson had 24 saves and Ross Lonsberry's first period goal held until an ENG by Bill Barber in the Flyers 2-0 road win. Later, Lonsberry suffered an eye injury and missed the next five games.
February 14, 1977 -- Al Hill's phenomenal accomplishment of five points (2-3-5) set a record for most points by any player in his first NHL game and the Flyers recorded a 6-4 home win. Hill, who scored 36 seconds into the game on his first NHL shot and made it 2-0 on his second career shot, had three points in the first period. His fourth point came about for minutes after he left the penalty box after a fighting major with Bob MacMillan. He was recalled from Springfield of the AHL that day. Yves Belanger and Eddie Johnston each surrendered three goals. Brian Sutter and Orest Kindrachuk were ejected from the game in the third period for fighting. The game was aired as part of the NHL's nationally syndicated TV pact.
February 26, 1977 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 win in St. Louis. Rick MacLeish scored the first of three consecutive second period goals to seal the victory. The lone Blues' goal came by Brian Sutter who scored the first NHL goal of his career and by one of the Sutter Brothers.
October 16, 1977 -- Don Saleski recorded his third NHL hat trick, Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves and the Flyers' PP was a perfect 4-for-4 in a 7-0 home victory. Philly scored five times in the second period. The Blues went 0-for-5 on PP chances. Each team wore commemorative patches for players who passed away the prior May, the Flyers for Barry Ashbee and the Blues for Bob Gassoff.
October 29, 1977 -- Reggie Leach scored twice and Philly recorded a seventh consecutive win in this series, 7-3 in the Checkerdome (new name for the St. Louis Arena). Gary Unger had two goals for St. Louis. The Flyers broke open a 2-2 game with four second period goals. In the last seven meetings, the Flyers out-scored the Blues 36-9 and ran their unbeaten streak in this series to ten (9-0-1).
December 31, 1977 -- Phil Myre made 29 saves to lead St. Louis in a 3-2 home win. The game was scoreless near the midway point until Brian Ogilvie gave the Blues a lead they never relinquished. The Flyers were 9-0-1 in the last 10 games in this series and were 36-0-10 in the last 46 games played against the five members of the Smythe Division (Colorado, Chicago, Vancouver, Minnesota and St. Louis).
February 6, 1978 -- Due to a 14-inch blizzard that rocked the area and crippled much of the East coast, the attendance was 5,148; of that number, 3,725 were ticketholders and 1,423 were non-paying spectators who showed when Flyers' management graciously opened the Spectrum doors to anyone who needed assistance. Bernie Parent registered his 50th career shutout and faced just 11 shots in the 2-0 win. Philly scored two third period goals including Rick MacLeish's PP tally with one second remaining in the advantage.
March 5, 1978 -- Bob Kelly (2-1-3), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Paul Holmgren (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 victory at home. Bernie Parent made 21 saves.
November 30, 1978 -- Blake Dunlop and Bobby Clarke each had a goal and an assist and Wayne Stephenson picked up the shutout in a 3-0 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Blues 34-17, including 24-6 over the last two periods.
December 17, 1978 -- Pete Peeters made his NHL debut and came within 51 seconds of a shutout in Philadelphia's 4-1 victory in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach had two goals. The Flyers outshot the Blues 36-17. Philly owned a 13-1-1 mark in the last 15 games in this series.
December 30, 1978 -- Curt Bennett and Harvey Bennett each had three points and St. Louis won 6-3 at home. The game had just three penalties including fighting majors against Bob Kelly and Brian Sutter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfC2W7IqNm8
March 18, 1979 -- Blake Dunlop scored twice in Philadelphia's 5-3 win at home. Robbie Moore made 24 saves in his second NHL appearance. Bill Barber had the go-ahead goal 48 seconds after the Blues rallied from a 2-0 hole. For the first time in Flyers' history, neither team was penalized.
March 31, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves in Philly's 4-2 road win. The Flyers led 2-0 after one and 3-0 in the third before the Blues cut the deficit to one. Behn Wilson beat John Smrke in a third period fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAPEPzkqgnE
June 7, 1979 -- Phil Myre was acquired by Philly for Blake Dunlop and Rick Lapointe. Myre was recommended to Flyers' GM Keith Allen by assistant coach Pat Quinn who played with Myre with the Atlanta Flames. Myre was acquired when the Flyers learned that the career of Bernie Parent had ended due to an eye injury.
November 1, 1979 -- Pete Peeters made 23 saves and the Flyers recorded their 20th straight home win in this series, 3-1. Mel Bridgman scored 0:33 into the game. Ed Staniowski made 36 saves in the loss. Frank Bathe fought Brian Sutter.
November 17, 1979 -- Blair Chapman (2-1-3) scored with 2:32 to play giving St. Louis a 3-3 tie at home. The result ended the Flyers' nine-game winning streak. The Flyers entered the game with a season record of 13-1-1. Philly trailed 2-0 after two periods but scored three goals in the third period. The Flyers held a 36-18 shots advantage including 29-7 over the last 40 minutes and 16-3 in the third period. Frank Bathe and Rick Bowness fought twenty-nine seconds prior to the Flyers first goal, by Norm Barnes. Bill Barber's SHG tied it 2-2. Mike Liut made 33 saves for the Blues.
January 13, 1980 -- Ed Staniowski stopped 32 shots, including third period breakaway attempts by Bill Barber, Brian Propp and Ken Linseman, and the teams exchanged first period goals in a 1-1 draw at Philadelphia. The tie snapped the Flyers' 20-game home winning streak to the Blues. The last time St. Louis earned a point in Philadelphia was February 6, 1972.
January 22, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in St. Louis. Al Hill scored the GWG in the first period.
December 14, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish scored the 300th goal of his NHL career which snapped a 4-4 tie with 3:12 to go and the Flyers skated to a 5-4 win at home. Behn Wilson had three points. The Flyers outshot St. Louis 22-3 in the second period (Mike Liut made 21 saves) and 44-26 in the game. Philly trailed 3-1 but took a 4-3 lead on a Reggie Leach 50-footer.
October 24, 1981 -- Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) and Tim Kerr (2-0-2, two PPGs) led the Flyers to a 6-3 victory in St. Louis. Pete Peeters made 21 saves for the win.
December 6, 1981 -- Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Ron Flockhart (2-0-2) scored twice and Bobby Clarke had three points (1-2-3) in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Pete Peeters made 20 saves. Mark Botell snapped a 2-2 tie in the second period with his first NHL goal on his 13th career shot; he played 32 games in the NHL.
January 2, 1982 -- Tim Kerr had four points (1-3-4) and Rick St. Croix made 34 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 win in St. Louis.
November 21, 1982 -- Glen Cochrane's goal with 1:21 remaining in the second period lifted the Flyers to a 3-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers dominated the contest with a 45-23 shots advantage, including 19-7 in the middle period, but Brian Sutter's goal with 2:40 to play in the second tied the score 1-1. Darryl Sittler gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves. Glen Hanlon made 42 saves in the loss.
January 1, 1983 -- Darryl Sittler celebrated the new year in style as he collected three points in the Flyers' 4-1 win at St. Louis. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves and Bobby Clarke added two assists. Ron Flockhart suffered a knee injury and missed the next seven games. The Blues led 1-0 but the momentum changed when Behn Wilson pummeled Wayne Babych in a fight --
February 10, 1983 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period and breezed to a 5-2 home win. Ron Flockhart and Brian Propp each had two points in the first period. The Flyers extended their unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (13-0-3) and had extended records of 26-2-4 and 38-5-4 against the Blues. Miroslav Dvorak scored his first NHL goal and went into a celebratory dance. The victory gave the Flyers a record of 16-1-2 in their last 19 games and an additional record of 21-2-3 in the last 26 games (both losses were to the Washington Capitals).
November 5, 1983 -- The Blues recorded a 7-6 victory in St. Louis Arena and won in this series for the first time since 1978. Perry Anderson scored 1:23 after Guy Chouinard evened the game. The victory snapped the Flyers' seven-game winning streak and 16-game (13-0-3) unbeaten streak against the Blues. Philly led 4-1 in the second period but the Blues scored the next three before the Flyers captured leads of 5-4 and then 6-5 in the third period. The goals by Anderson and Chouinard were both their first of the season. Rob Ramage (1-3-4), Chouinard (1-2-3) and Bernie Federko (1-2-3) led St. Louis. Paul Holmgren and Jack Carlson fought, then, about two minutes later, Darryl Sittler and Anderson received fighting majors. For the second straight game, Sittler (1-2-3) had a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fight. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) scored twice. Goalies Pelle Lindbergh and Mike Liut both went the distance.
March 3, 1984 -- St. Louis blew a 2-0 lead but came back from a 3-2 third period deficit to win 4-3 with a pair of PPGs, the last with 2:35 to play. Rick Heinz made 31 saves for the win. The Flyers outshot St. Louis 14-4 in the final period, each team scored twice and the Blues' killed a penalty called with 2:17 remaining. Bill Barber scored the last of his 420 regular season NHL goals, it tied the game 2-2 in the third period. Dave Brown and Dwight Schofield clashed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcZ9N4RfS0
October 25, 1984 -- Tim Kerr scored four goals, including a third period natural hat trick in a team-record span of 2:27, in the Flyers' 7-2 home win. Dave Poulin gave Philly a 1-0 lead 14 seconds into the game then Lindsay Carson scored at the 3:10 mark and both had assists on the other's goals. Philly led 3-0 after one period. After Brian Propp scored a SHG to make it 4-1, Kerr netted three straight goals to up the lead to 7-1 -- the fourth time in team history a player scored three times in one regular season period. The last goal by Kerr came when he stole the puck and skated practically solo the length of the ice and as the home crowd cheered loudly, he shot through Liut's legs for his fourth goal. Bob Froese made 23 saves. Mike Liut gave up seven goals. Prior to the game, Brian Propp received the Emery Edge Team Award which signifies the club's highest plus-minus figure (plus 49) during the prior season; Hall of Famer Gordie Howe presented Propp with a trophy and a $500 check donated to the Barry Ashbee Leukemia Research Fund.
November 9, 1984 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and backed by Pelle Lindbergh's 29 saves skated to a 6-0 victory in Philadelphia. The Flyers' top line of Dave Poulin (1-2-3), all in the opening period, Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers scored three PPGs including two by Kerr. As the game concluded, Flyers' fans chanted "Pelle, Pelle" to honor the play of the goalie. Rick Wamsley was chased after the opening period (6 goals allowed, 10 shots) for Rick Heinz. The game had four fights including St. Louis' Brian Sutter fighting both Lindsay Carson and Ed Hospodar.
January 4, 1986 -- In St. Louis, Greg Millen made 32 saves in the Blues' 2-1 win. It was a rare victory for the goalie against the Flyers; he ended his career with just three wins in 22 decisions. All three goals came in the first period and the GWG was scored 30 seconds after the Flyers tied the score. Dave Richter and Jim Pavese wrestled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlhYhsC4LHE
January 25, 1986 --Darren Jensen set a team record for most saves in a shutout, with 48, and Brad McCrimmon scored a first period goal in the Flyers' 1-0 road victory. Jensen was a perfect 24-for-24 in the final period. It was Jensen's second and final NHL shutout. The St. Louis Arena mark was also broken, as Jacques Plante formerly held the record with a 44-save shutout in the 1968-69 season. Greg Millen made 33 saves in the loss. Rich Sutter fought Mark Hunter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKBkvNALRJo ) and Lee Norwood ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSh2SsZxfk ).
February 6, 1986 -- The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to a 4-3 win at home. Brad McCrimmon tied the game then assisted on the GWG by Murray Craven 2:38 to play. Bob Froese made 30 saves. Ron Sutter fought Ed Beers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld1LYPOp2hE
December 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp scored a team-record tying four goals (4-0-4) leading the Flyers to a 7-1 home win. Mark Howe (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) had three-point efforts. The Flyers had four goals in the final period including tallies by Dave Brown and Propp within a team-record (later tied) seven seconds. Propp's recollection -- http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=435970
December 21, 1986 -- The Flyers rallied for a 7-6 victory at home by scoring four third period goals. Philly led 3-1 midway though the game until the Blues ended the second period with a flurry of goals to take a 5-3 lead into the third. The Flyers tied it at 5-5 but trailed once again, 6-5, before Tim Kerr completed a hat trick to tie the game and Dave Poulin scored to win it. Pelle Eklund had three points in addition to Kerr.
February 14, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Dave Poulin (2-1-3), who scored the GWG, had three points in the Flyers' 4-2 win in St. Louis. The Blues held a 35-25 shots advantage. Rick Tocchet, who had two assists, fought Jim Pavese -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrsLkA_NA5o
November 10, 1987 -- Tony McKegney scored twice to give the Blues a 2-0 lead and they went on to a 5-2 home win. Greg Millen made 26 saves for the victory. Scott Mellanby (PHI) fought Rob Ramage (STL) twice. Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan benched Rick Tocchet and the following day addressed a question that the benching was due to Tocchet's refusal to fight when directed "It's a lie. Rick Tocchet was benched because he was playing poorly. And that's the only reason." After the game, and before Keenan's denial, Tocchet said "I'm getting some momentum. I'm not going to go out and just fight." Several players said Keenan never made the directive and Flyers' GM Bob Clarke said "Rick's a good kid who wears his heart on his sleeve. He's emotional and he may have taken something the wrong way. I think he and Mike can sit down and work out their differences. I'm not angry at Rick." After the next game, Mike Keenan said "I love Rick Tocchet" following a strong effort against the Penguins.
January 7, 1988 -- The line of Rick Tocchet (2-3-5), Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) had twelve points (5-7-12) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) added three points in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Propp's first goal was his 700th NHL point. St. Louis' Mark Hunter scored twice and his teammate Jocelyn Lemieux suffered a broken leg in the first period. Tied 3-3 after two, the Flyers erupted for three third period goals to take a 6-3 lead. The Flyers extended their home winning streak in this series to ten games and the unbeaten streak to 34 (31-0-3).
February 6, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Peter Zezel and Scott Mellanby each had a goal and an assist in the Flyers' 4-2 road win. Barclay Plager, former Blues' All-Star and member of the then-current coaching staff, died of brain cancer at the age of 46. Plager battled cancer for more than three years and was to have been an honorary captain for the Campbell Conference three nights later when St. Louis hosted the NHL All-Star Game.
November 17, 1988 -- St. Louis recorded a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia and snapped the Flyers' 34-game (31-0-3) home unbeaten streak in this series. The last Blues' victory in Philly was January 6, 1972. Bernie Federko scored twice including the GWG on the PP in the third period. The winning goalie was Vincent Riendeau who profited from the Blues holding the Flyers' to a franchise record-low (since snapped) 15 shots. St. Louis outshot Philly 16-15 and the 31 total shots was the fewest (to date) recorded by both team in the Spectrum's history. After the game, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "I'm disappointed in everyone. Tonight we had zero guys going and we need twenty." Ron Hextall said "Twenty guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror. We can't rely on Tim Kerr and Mark Howe every night." Flyers' star Rick Tocchet sat out the last of his 10-game suspension for gouging Dean Chynoweth of the Islanders.
November 29, 1988 -- In a move done in part to shake up the slumping Flyers, the highly popular Peter Zezel was traded to the Blues for Mike Bullard. ''The feeling of the organization and my own feeling was that we had to get more speed and we had to get more scoring up front,'' said Flyers' GM Bob Clarke. Zezel departed amid tears and many Flyers' fans were disappointed in the trade. Bullard said ''I was dissatisfied with the Blues. They were keying on me there, and now I'm coming to a team with a lot of talent." The swap paid immediate dividends as the Flyers went 13-2-1 in the next 16 games. Prior to the game, the Flyers won just once in 10 contests.
January 8, 1989 -- Peter Zezel (2-1-3) scored the go-ahead goal and the Blues went on to a 7-4 win in St. Louis. Mike Bullard, the player acquired for Zezel, also scored twice. Coupled with the November 1988 win, it marked the first time the Blues won consecutive games in this series since 1970-71.
March 17, 1989 -- Brett Hull (2-0-2) scored in OT to lift the Blues, 4-3 in the Spectrum. St. Louis rallied from three one-goal deficits. Greg Paslawski scored in the final minute of regulation to send the game into the extra period. Mike Bullard (2 goals), Pelle Eklund and Rick Tocchet recorded two points each and all six points for the Flyers.
October 24, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 31 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) led the offense in a 6-1 home win. The Flyers scored a SHG and a PPG in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. The lone Blues' goal came on a botched clear by Wregget, which hit Mark Howe's skate, and Peter Zezel reaped the benefits. The Flyers entered the game with a 1-6-1 record. Jeff Chychrun and Todd Ewen fought early in the game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0s22gM1N1M and later Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uayNw...eature=related
January 4, 1990 -- Gino Cavallini led St. Louis to a 5-4 OT victory at home. Philly led 2-0 in the third but the Blues erupted for four goals and had a two goal lead until the Flyers evened the score 4-4. Craig Berube-Tony Twist fought-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OewdIwAzyko
February 22, 1990 -- Keith Acton (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) each scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 road win. Philly's Sinisalo and St. Louis' Adam Oates achieved a statistical oddity when both scored SHGs with 55 seconds of each other in the third period. The Flyers, shutout in the opening period, scored seven times against Curtis Joseph. Oates had three (1-2-3) points.
December 29, 1990 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves and Keith Acton scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 road victory. It was the only time in franchise history the Flyers managed to beat goalie Vincent Riendeau who finished with a career mark of 7-1-0.
March 2, 1991 -- The Flyers scored twice in the final 6:36 of regulation for a 4-4 tie in Philly. Craig Berube got the Flyers within a goal then Pelle Eklund's PPG evened the score with 2:41 to play. Murray Craven (0-2-2) assisted on each goal. Brett Hull (1-3-4), who factored in each goal, scored his 70th of the season which gave St. Louis a 4-2 lead early in the third period. Hull joined Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only NHL players to score 70+ goals in consecutive seasons. Fourth-string Blues' netminder Pat Jablonski earned his third decision (1-0-2) of the season as a replacement for the injured Vincent Riendeau who took a (teammate Rich Sutter) shot to throat in practice (Curtis Joseph and Guy Hebert had prior injuries).
March 21, 1991 -- St. Louis scored three first period goals and Vincent Riendeau made 22 stopsin the Blues' 4-1 win at Philly. Dave Lowry (2-1-3) had three points. Prior to the game, the Flyers inducted Gary Dornhoefer and Barry Ashbee into the team's Hall of Fame.
September 22, 1991 -- The Flyers acquired Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn for Ron Sutter and Murray Baron. Sutter, the Flyers' team captain, had held out earlier in training camp over a contract dispute and was the brother of then-Blues' head coach Brian Sutter. Flyers' GM Russ Farwell said "Adding some offensive power at the forward position has definitely been one of our goals and I believe this trade gives us that opportunity." Of Brind'Amour, Farwell said "His skills are excellent." With Baron, the Blues received a defenseman after having lost Scott Stevens to New Jersey as compensation for signing Brendan Shanahan. Earlier in the month, Judge Edward J. Houston, an independent arbitrator, chose between rumored proposals made by the Blues (Brind'Amour, Curtis Joseph and a third-round draft choice) and Devils (Scott Stevens).
November 5, 1991 -- The Flyers led 4-1 at the 13:01 mark, including two goals by Rick Tocchet, and held on for a 4-3 victory in St. Louis. Ron Hextall made 22 saves for the win. The score was 4-2 Philly after the opening period. The Flyers held a 19-7 shots advantage after one period and 45-25 in the game. Brett Hull (2-0-2) and Curtis Joseph (40 saves) led the Blues. Dan Kordic fought Kelly Chase. Philly went 0-for-8 on the PP. Former Flyer Ron Sutter was issued four minors in his first game against his former team. Murray Craven, who held out during training camp over a contract dispute, was a surprising scratch with Paul Holmgren saying "Right now I don't feel he's mentally prepared to help the Philadelphia Flyers. He's got problems with his contract and he's not happy with the money he's making." Craven, who was traded to Hartford eight days later for Kevin Dineen, said "I'm sure he feels it was a way to motivate me, but I think he is mistaken in that. I'm under contract to them, but I don't have to be happy about it."
February 2, 1992 --Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) factored in both first period goals and Ken Wregget made 28 saves in Philly's 5-1 home win. Claude Boivin (0-3-3) had assists on the first three Flyers' goals and Kerry Huffman (1-1-2) had two points. Brett Hull, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was held without a point.
October 31, 1992 -- Vitali Prokhorov, who would score four goals all season, recorded a hat trick, Brett Hull (2-2-4) had four points and Curtis Joseph made 35 saves in the Blues' 6-4 home win. Referee Dennis LaRue ejected Eric Lindros on his second shift after Nelson Emerson was cross-checked from behind into the end boards. St. Louis scored twice during the major (the first on a 5-on-3) to take a 2-0 lead at the 5:39 mark. In the second period. with St. Louis leading 4-3, Emerson (1-1-2) scored a key SHG leading to the removal of Dominic Roussel (11 saves, 16 shots) for Stephane Beauregard (14 saves, 15 shots). Blues' head coach Bob Plager, who coached 11 games, quit the day prior to the game and was replaced by Bob Berry.
November 7, 1992 -- Stephane Beauregard made 25 saves and Brent Fedyk (2-1-3) scored two important goals within 62 seconds of each other in a 4-2 Flyers' home win. Eric Lindros, who added an ENG, fought Lee Norwood in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbDsOZq6u8
January 19, 1994 -- Eric Lindros had four points (3-1-4), all in the first period, and Garry Galley and Rod Brind'Amour had three-point games in the Flyers' 8-3 home win. The Flyers scored five goals in under 10 minutes in the first period and led 5-0 after one. Lindros' three goals in one period was the sixth time a player accomplished that feat for the Flyers.
March 22, 1994 -- Tommy Soderstrom made 30 saves and Rod Brind'Amour (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (0-3-3) led the offense in the Flyers' 6-3 win at St. Louis.
January 11, 1996 -- Stephane Matteau scored with 25 seconds to play and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in the Spectrum. Matteau also gave the Blues a 3-1 lead in the second period. Yanick Dupre put Philadelphia ahead 4-3, the third of three straight goals for the Flyers. Grant Fuhr made 34 saves.
February 3, 1996 -- Eric Lindros (3-1-4) recorded his eighth career hat trick, Joel Otto scored twice, Ron Hextall made 31 saves and the Flyers went 3-for-11 on the PP in a 7-3 win at St. Louis. It was the Flyers first game in the new Kiel Center, played on a Saturday afternoon. Chris Pronger was booed by the home fans and eventually benched by head coach Mike Keenan after poor defensive plays. Grant Fuhr (six goals against) was pulled after Pat Falloon made it 3-1 early in the second period but then returned after Bruce Racine played less than ten minutes. Brett Hull scored twice. There were six fights in the game and in the last minute Tony Twist confronted Lindros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCsTs-8ntbM
March 15, 1996 -- St. Louis traded Dale Hawerchuk to Philly for Craig MacTavish.
December 21, 1996 -- Ron Hextall stopped all 24 shots and the Flyers' recorded a team-record fourth straight shutout in a 4-0 win at home. It was the Flyers' seventh straight victory. Trent Klatt snapped a scoreless tie. Eric Lindros had two assists in the third period. Philadelphia improved to 35-3-4 against the Blues in the last 42 home meetings. Scott Daniels suffered a charley horse and missed the next ten games while teammate Pat Falloon suffered a pulled goin and missed the next 13 games.
March 30, 1997 -- Grant Fuhr made 28 saves and Joe Murphy scored in the third period of the Blues' 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros scored his 30th goal and added an assist. Dan Kordic fought Tony Twist and Daniel Lacroix fought Steve Leach. The Blues' Brett Hull suffered a groin injury and missed the next three games; when he retured, he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at Chicago.
October 29, 1997 -- Pavol Demitra scored with 2:30 left and the Blues prevailed 3-2 in Philadelphia. Demitra's goal off a feed from Chris Pronger took an awkward bounce and fooled goalie Garth Snow. John LeClair tied the score 23 seconds earlier. The combined shot total was 32, the Flyers with the 17-15 edge. Grant Fuhr, who surrendered two goals on six shots, replaced starting goalie Jamie McLennan who left the game midway through the second period with a strained groin.
November 3, 1997 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period and skated to a 5-1 win in St. Louis backed by Garth Snow's 27 saves. Eric Lindros scored twice in the first while Dainius Zubrus (1-2-3) had three points in the game. Eric Lindros suffered bruised ribs and missed the next contest while teammate Joel Otto was diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow and missed the next six games.
March 9, 1998 -- Blues' Assistant Coach Roger Neilson became the Flyers' head coach. As compensation, the Flyers sent a sixth round pick (St. Louis drafted Tore Vikingstad). Neilson was the head coach of six other teams.
October 27, 1998 -- JVB made 29 saves and Colin Forbes snapped a 1-1 tie to lead Philadelphia to a 2-1 win at home. Rod Brind'Amour evened the game 1-1 with a PPG. The Flyers went 1-for-9 on the PP; the Blues were 0-for-4. Luke Richardson and Kelly Chase fought. Dan McGillis of the Flyers played 29:53 and was named the game's first star. The Blues only goal came 4:16 into the game. Eric Desjardins suffered a pulled groin and missed the next four games.
March 16, 1999 -- The Blues scored four third period goals and extended the Flyers' team-record winless skid to 12 games (0-8-4) with a 5-2 win in St. Louis. Philly won just twice in the past 20 games. Grant Fuhr made 26 saves while Pierre Turgeon (1-2-3) and Al MacInnis (0-3-3) had three points. Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson tossed a stick onto the ice resulting in an eventual two-game suspension and a $10,000 fine. Neilson said ''It was a reaction and protest to what we thought was a non-call and I fired a stick. There's not too much you can say about it." Neilson became upset after referee Bill McCreary allowed Terry Yake to interfere with Jody Hull just before Pavol Demitra scored six seconds into a PP to make it 3-1 in the third period. ""It was a clear-cut penalty when Jody couldn't get out to the point," said Neilson. The Flyers' coach then refused to put his players on the ice and when he was hit with a double bench minor penalty, he grabbed a stick from Mark Recchi and tossed it on the ice, nearly striking linesman Lonnie Cameron and drawing a game misconduct. "I've been ejected a few times. I didn't throw (the stick) very well, the linesman had to duck." Philly killed the 5-on-3 but 18 seconds later Eric Desjardins was penalized and Turgeon scored six seconds into the advantage to make it 4-1. The Flyers' Valeri Zelepukin scored 24 seconds later to make it 4-2. Eric Lindros then had a goal disallowed by replay officials, who ruled his skate was just inside the crease. "To call one back like that, I wasn't sure the red line was part of the crease. But a call like that is embarrassing to the league," said Neilson. It was the second goal overturned in the game as another Lindros goal, in the first period, was denied when it was ruled Keith Jones was in the crease.
December 5, 1999 -- John LeClair's second goal of the game, with 4:35 to play, gave the Flyers a 3-2 home win. LeClair (2-0-2), Simon Gagne (0-2-2) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) each had two points. Brian Boucher made 27 saves.
February 29, 2000 -- Roman Turek made 19 saves and the Blues' PK was a perfect 5-for-5 in St. Louis' 3-2 home win. Al MacInnis had two points and Bob Bassen scored the go-ahead goal to make it 2-1.
January 8, 2001 -- Keith Primeau's OT goal, his second of the game, lifted the Flyers to a 2-1 win in St. Louis' Savvis Center. Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves. Mark Recchi had two assists. Dallas Drake scored early in the third to even the score with eight seconds left on a Kent Manderville penalty. P.J. Stock fought Todd Reirdon in the first period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drrF4taTN30
March 13, 2001 -- Kent Manderville scored a key SHG and Keith Primeau (2-1-3) and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three-point games to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 victory. Recchi became the 60th NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Michel Picard had two points including the only goal in his Flyers' career. P.J. Stock fought Reid Simpson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmbwyL2GsOk
December 18, 2001 -- Chris Therien's SHG snapped a 3-3 tie and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in the Flyers' 6-3 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers scored the last four goals of the game including a 3-0 edge in the last period. Simon Gagne had three assists. Mark Recchi became the 65th NHL player to score 400 NHL goals.
February 9, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek recorded a 30-save shutout as the Flyers routed the Blues 5-0 in St. Louis. Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points. Chris Therien's SHG gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Philly led 2-0 after one period and added three third period goals. "It was men against boys. It was embarrassing. There's not much more you can say," said Blues' coach Joel Quenneville.
December 7, 2002 -- Fred Brathwaite made 24 saves in the Blues' 3-1 win in Philly. Martin Rucinsky and Al MacInnis gave the Blues a 2-0 lead in the first period then Pavol Demitra added an ENG at 19:59. The Flyers went a franchise-record 16 straight games without scoring more than three goals (that streak ended in the next game, 5 at Florida). Jeremy Roenick, who scored the lone Flyers' goal, won 14 of 17 faceoffs.
February 13, 2003 -- The Flyers completed an impressive rally when Michal Handzus scored in OT in a 4-3 road win. Philly trailed 3-0 when the Blues scored on their first two shots of the second period, including a goal by Scott Mellanby who became the 52nd player to reach 1200 games played. The Flyers trailed 3-1 midway in the third prior to connecting on consecutive shots. Philadelphia, shut out in four of the previous eight games, ended a scoring drought of 167:09 when Magnus Ragnarsson 11:32 into the middle period.
December 30, 2003 -- The Flyers' PP went 5-for-8 in a 7-2 victory at St. Louis. Philly scored five straight goals via the powerplay, three in the second period and two in the third period within 28 seconds to make it 5-1. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Jeremy Roenick (2-1-3) each had two goals. Robert Esche made 28 saves in the win. Both goals by St. Louis came on PPs and the Blues lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 games during December. There were four fights in the game including Jeremy Yablonski, who made his NHL debut, fighting Todd Fedoruk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF1cgiQE_a0 ). Ex-Flyer Murray Baron fought Keith Primeau and Fedoruk in separate battles. The game ended with all players on the ice during a brief Donald Brashear-Jamal Mayers confrontation, negated when Baron jumped the Flyer from behind.
February 9, 2004 -- Eric Weinrich was dealt to the Blues for a pick used to select Gino Pisellini.
December 17, 2005 -- R.J. Umberger and Mike Knuble scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 victory in St. Louis. The Flyers (3) and Blues (1) combined for four goals in 1:42 of the second period. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves including 16 in the third period when the Flyers were outshot 16-3. Jason Bacashihua made his NHL debut in goal for the Blues who were without their regular goalie Curtis Sanford. Chris Beckford-Tseu was called up from Alaska (ECHL) and made it to the arena an hour prior to the game. If he did not make it in time, the Blues were going to dress a police officer named Bill Muller. Patrick Lalime was waived earlier in the week.
February 10, 2007 -- Philadelphia ended a team-record 13-game home winless skid (0-9-4) when Simon Gagne scored a PPG 0:27 seconds into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 victory. Petr Cajanek was called for holding with three seconds left in regulation. Gagne, who had a game-high six shots, tied the score with 4:55 to play. The Flyers last won at home November 24, 2006. Goalie Michael Leighton, claimed on waivers in January, made his Flyers' debut and got the win in his first NHL start since March 23, 2004. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PImpc5Mr8
January 31, 2009 -- Chris Mason made 35 saves and the Flyers' PP was a horrid 0-for-11 in the Blues' 4-0 win in St. Louis. It was the first regular season shutout by the Blues against the Flyers since 1970. The Flyers failed on a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes in the opening period. The Blues went 2-for-8 on the PP. Jay McClement had the GWG 4:05 into the game. The Blues last prior home win in this series was during the 1999-00 season.
November 7, 2009 -- Mika Pyorala scored in the fourth round of the shootout then Ray Emery stopped David Backes giving Philly a 2-1 home win. The Flyers won the four-round shootout 2-1. Pyorala became the fifth NHL player to score in the shootout without having any NHL goals to his credit. Emery made 30 saves. T.J. Oshie evened the game 1-1 in the third period. Chris Mason stopped 35 shots for the Blues. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAp-mqAozFA .
October 9, 2010 -- Carlo Colaiacovo scored the GWG 1:47 into overtime giving the Blues a 2-1 win in the team's season opener. Jaroslav Halak earned top star honors with 29 saves. The Flyers had 41 PIMs, including an automatic game to Scott Hartnell for instigating a fight, compared to 23 for St. Louis. The Blues unveiled a statue of Hall of Famer Brett Hull prior to the game.
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Site and Opponent
Oct 11, 2010
ALT (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 14, 2010
VERSUS, RIS, CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 16, 2010
FS-P (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 21, 2010
PRIME (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 23, 2010
(H) Maple Leafs
CBC, CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 25, 2010
at Blue Jackets
CSN-PH (HD), FS-O
Oct 26, 2010
VERSUS, TSN2, CSN-PH (HD)
Oct 29, 2010
TCN-PH (HD), FS-P (HD)
Oct 30, 2010
MSG PLUS 2, CSN-PH (HD)
TODAY's MUSIC -- "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash
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Also, I do kinda doubt Carter and Richards will be on the same line. Or at least Richards as centering Carter shouldn't happen.
Meh, until we lose I doubt Lavy changes the lines up just to get Richards and Carter moving while the other lines are doing well. It does look like he doesnt wanna break up Zherdev and Giroux and also the Briere line.
October 16, 1977 -- Don Saleski recorded his third NHL hat trick, Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves and the Flyers' PP was a perfect 4-for-4 in a 7-0 home victory. Philly scored five times in the second period. The Blues went 0-for-5 on PP chances. Each team wore commemorative patches for players who passed away the prior May, the Flyers for Barry Ashbee and the Blues for Bob Gassoff.
I went to this game (actually, a few on the list). This was the first time I was exposed to someone who wasn't old dying. Barry Ashbee just seemed old to me as a kid, so his passing fell into that category, even though he wasn't that old (you know how kids are).
I had seen Gassoff the previous season. And the Flyers had a moment of silence for him (not Barry, as they did that likely at the home opener).
I've seen the Blues handful of times live in my life, and that moment of silence is the most vivid memory I have of all those games. It was eerie.