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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (1-0-1) vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE (1-0-0)
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FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
11 Blair Betts 6' 3" 210 Feb 16, 1980 Edmonton, AB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 Gatineau, QC, CAN
13 Dan Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 London, ON, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 Regina, SK, CAN
14 Ian Laperriere 6' 1" 200 Jan 19, 1974 Montreal, QC, CAN
22 Ville Leino 6' 1" 190 Oct 6, 1983 Savonlinna, FIN
15 Andreas Nodl 6' 1" 196 Feb 28, 1987 Vienna, AUT
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 Kenora, ON, CAN
45 Jody Shelley 6' 3" 230 Feb 7, 1976 Thompson, MB, CAN
21 James van Riemsdyk 6' 3" 200 May 4, 1989 Middletown, NJ, USA
93 Nikolay Zherdev 6' 2" 203 Nov 5, 1984 Kiev, UKR

Defense:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHTDOB PLACE OF BIRTH
3 Oskars Bartulis 6' 2" 184 Jan 21, 1987 Ogre, LVA
25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 Anchorage, AK, USA
5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 Shaunavon, SK, CAN
41 Andrej Meszaros 6' 2" 223 Oct 13, 1985 Povazska Bystrica, SVK
6 Sean O'Donnell 6' 2" 237 Oct 13, 1971 Ottawa, ON, CAN
20 Chris Pronger 6' 6" 220 Oct 10, 1974 Dryden, ON, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 Kuopio, FIN
8 Matt Walker 6' 4" 215 Apr 7, 1980 Beaverlodge, AB, CAN

Goalies:
NO. PLAYER HEIGHTWEIGHT DOB PLACE OF BIRTH
35 Sergei Bobrovsky 6' 2" 190 Sep 20, 1988 Novokuznetsk, RUS
33 Brian Boucher 6' 2" 200 Jan 2, 1977 Woonsocket, RI, USA
49 Michael Leighton 6' 3" 186 May 19, 1981 Petrolia, ON, CAN

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
Dan Carcillo Mike RichardsJeff Carter
Scott HartnellDanny BriereVille Leino
James van RiemsdykClaude GirouxNikolay Zherdev
Jody ShelleyBlair Betts Darroll Powe

Defense:
Pairing Pairing
Braydon Coburn Kimmo Timonen
Matt Carle Andrej Meszaros
Oskars Bartulis Sean O’Donnell

Goalies:
Probable Starter Backup
Sergei Bobrovsky Brian Boucher

FLYERS' INJURIES/SCRATCHES/MISC.:
PlayerReason Status
Laperriere post-concussion syndrome injured reserve
Leighton will have back surgery Oct. 11 injured reserve
Nodl healthy available
Pronger right knee surgery probable
Walker healthy available

FLYERS' STATS:

AVALANCHE POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
Left WingCenter Right Wing
TJ Galiardi Paul Stastny Chris Stewart
David Jones Matt Duchene Milan Hejduk
Daniel Winnik Ryan O'Reilly Brandon Yip
Cody McLeod Phillipe Dupuis Kevin Porter

Defensemen:
Pairing Pairing
Kyle Quincey Scott Hannan
Kyle Cumiskey Adam Foote
John-Michael Liles Ryan Wilson

Goalies:
Possible StarterProbable Backup
Craig Anderson Peter Budaj

AVALANCHE INJURIES:
PlayerReason Status
Kyle Cumisky sore groin questionable
David Koci broken jaw injured reserve
Peter Mueller concussion injured reserve
Mark Olver healthy likely to be scratched

AVALANCHE ROSTER:
Forwards:
# Name HeightWeight Date Of Birth Birthplace
9 Matt Duchene 5' 11" 200 Jan 16, 1991 Haliburton, ON, CAN
11 Philippe Dupuis 6' 0" 196 Apr 24, 1985 Laval, QC, CAN
39 TJ Galiardi 6' 2" 190 Apr 22, 1988 Calgary, AB, CAN
23 Milan Hejduk "A" 6' 0" 190 Feb 14, 1976 Usti, CZE
54 David Jones 6' 2" 210 Aug 10, 1984 Guelph, ON, CAN
28 David Koci 6' 6" 238 May 12, 1981 Prague, CZE
55 Cody McLeod 6' 2" 210 Jun 26, 1984 Binscarth, MB, CAN
88 Peter Mueller 6' 2" 204 Apr 14, 1988 Bloomington, MN, USA
37 Ryan O'Reilly 6' 0" 200 Feb 7, 1991 Clinton, ON, CAN
40 Mark Olver 5' 10" 170 Jan 1, 1988 Burnaby, BC, CAN
12 Kevin Porter 6' 0" 190 Mar 12, 1986 Detroit, MI, USA
26 Paul Stastny "A" 6' 0" 205 Dec 27, 1985 Quebec City, QC, CAN
25 Chris Stewart 6' 2" 228 Oct 30, 1987 Toronto, ON, CAN
34 Daniel Winnik 6' 2" 210 Mar 6, 1985 Toronto, ON, CAN
18 Brandon Yip 6' 1" 195 Apr 25, 1985 Vancouver, BC, CAN

Defensemen:
# Name HeightWeight Date Of Birth Birthplace
10 Kyle Cumiskey 5' 10" 185 Dec 2, 1986 Abbotsford, BC, CAN
52 Adam Foote "C" 6' 2" 220 Jul 10, 1971 Toronto, ON, CAN
22 Scott Hannan 6' 1" 225 Jan 23, 1979 Richmond, BC, CAN
6 Jonas Holos 5' 11" 196 Aug 27, 1987 Sarpsborg, NOR
4 John-Michael Liles 5' 10" 185 Nov 25, 1980 Indianapolis, IN, USA
27 Kyle Quincey 6' 2" 207 Aug 12, 1985 Kitchener, ON, CAN
44 Ryan Wilson 6' 1" 207 Feb 3, 1987 Windsor, ON, CAN

Goalies:
# Name HeightWeight Date Of Birth Birthplace
41 Craig Anderson 6' 2" 180 May 21, 1981 Park Ridge, IL, USA
31 Peter Budaj 6' 1" 200 Sep 18, 1982 Banska Bystrica, SVK

AVALANCHE STATS: SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record against the Quebec/Colorado franchise is 35-23-14-3.
  • The Flyers' regular season W-L-T-OTL record against Colorado is 6-9-4-3 (4-4-0-2 at home and 2-5-4-1 away).
  • The Flyers are 3-3-0-3 in the last nine games.
  • The Flyers are 0-3-0-1 at Colorado since last winning December 27, 2002.
  • The Flyers went 29-14-10-0 in the regular season (20-5-2-0 at home and 9-9-8-0 away) against Quebec.
  • The Flyers won both PO meetings 3-2 in 1981 and 4-2 in 1985 resulting in a 5-1 home record and 2-3 road mark (in Quebec).


1979-1984 :
  • November 7, 1979 -- In the first series meeting, the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit, scored four straight goals and held on for a 4-3 victory at Quebec. Real Cloutier scored 1:44 into the game then John Smrke made it 2-0 in the second period. Later in the second, Bob Kelly (2-0-2), Brian Propp and Rick MacLeish gave Philly a 3-2 advantage. Kelly made it 4-2 in the third period. The Nordiques were outshot 42-25 and Michel Dion made 38 saves. Paul Holmgren and Dale Hoganson fought.
  • December 13, 1979 -- In the first ever meeting in Philadelphia, the Flyers rallied with five third period goals en route to a 6-4 victory and extended their unbeaten streak to 25 games. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods, then Quebec scored twice in the third to take a 3-1 lead with just over nine minutes to play. The Flyers then scored the next four goals including Bill Barber's tying goal with 7:18 to play and Reggie Leach's go-ahead with 1:51 to play, the second goal of the game for each player. Barber and Kenny Linseman each had three points in the third period rally. The teams combined to score the last four goals in a span of 69 seconds.

  • March 27, 1980 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) had three points in a span of 3:08 and Pete Peeters made 22 stops in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) also had three points. Dennis Ververgaert (1-1-2) had his second goal in his last 23 games. Jack McIlhargey bloodied Paul Stewart (later, an NHL official) in a fight.
  • April 1, 1980 -- Phil Myre made 37 saves in the Flyers' 3-3 tie at Quebec. Ken Linseman's wrist shot beat Goran Hogosta to tie the game. Reggie Leach scored his 47th goal. Real Cloutier scored twice for the Nordiques, including his 40th of the season.

  • August 11, 1980 -- John Paddock was sent to Quebec in return for an undisclosed cash total.
  • September 15, 1980 -- Andre Dupont was traded to Quebec for cash and a 7th round draft choice. The trade left four members of the Stanley Cup Champions still with the Flyers -- Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber, Rick MacLeish and Jim Watson. "I've been treated very well by this organization and these fans, especially these fans," said Dupont upon learning of the trade.

  • November 1, 1980 -- Down 2-0 in the third, the Flyers scored three straight, including two by Bill Barber, in a game that ended tied 3-3 in Quebec. The Flyers three goals came in a span of 7:18. Jaime Hislop got the tying goal for the Nordiques.
  • November 9, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 26 saves and the Flyers clicked twice in the third period in a 3-1 victory. Tom Gorence scored the GWG 35 seconds into the final period while Bill Barber added an insurance goal on a 5-on-3. Moose Dupont returned to Philadelphia for the first time since his trade.
  • January 15, 1981 -- Michel Plasse stopped all 18 third period shots in Quebec's 4-1 win in Philadelphia. It was the Nordiques first win in this series. The Nords led 2-1 after two and scored twice on six shots in the final period.
  • February 7, 1981 -- Daniel Bouchard made 28 saves in the Nordiques' 5-3 home win. Anton Stastny scored two of Quebec's four PPGs. The Nords led 1-0 41 seconds into the game when Robbie Ftorek stripped Blake Wesley of the puck and beat Rick St.Croix. At the end of the second period, there was a fight between Brian Propp and Alain Cote.
  • April 8, 1981 -- In Game 1 of their Preliminary Round Series, the Flyers held a 45-20 shots advantage, including 15-3 in the decisive third period, in a 6-4 home win. Paul Holmgren scored the game's key goal as he snapped a 3-3 tie 1:41 into the third period. Al Hill increased the lead to 5-3 but Quebec scored a PPG at 17:55; the Flyers clinched the win with an ENG. Brian Propp (2-1-3), who scored twice in the first period, Ken Linseman (0-3-3) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) paced the offense. Philly led 3-1 after one but the score was tied 3-3 after two. Rick St. Croix made 16 saves in the win. Quebec's offense was led by Anton Stastny (2-1-3), Peter Stastny (0-3-3) and Michel Goulet (1-2-3) and Dan Bouchard made 39 stops. With 24 seconds remaining, a fight totalled 146 PIMs (63 to the Flyers, 83 to the Nordiques) including 12 10-minute misconducts.
  • April 9, 1981 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Bill Barber's hat trick led the Flyers to an 8-5 win. Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Al Hill (0-3-3) also had three points. Barber scored twice in the first then completed his hat trick in the second period on a SHG after he stripped the puck from Anton Stastny which led to a thundering ovation inside the Spectrum. Barber later said "I was tickled to death. I never had a cheer like that." The Flyers led 3-1 after the first period and 5-3 after 40 minutes. Ken Linseman made it 6-3 but the Nordiques narrowed the score to 6-5 with 6:35 to play but Bridgman extended the lead and Bobby Clarke added an ENG. Dan Bouchard (18 saves, 24 shots) was replaced by Michel Plasse (5 saves, 6 shots). Pete Peeters made 20 stops for the win. With 33 seconds remaining, Behn Wilson and Robbie Ftorek were involved in a skirmish escalated when Peeters (19 PIMs) intervened. That scrap totalled 114 PIMs (53 to the Flyers, 61 to the Nordiques) including four 10-minute misconducts
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  • April 11, 1981 -- In Game 3 at Quebec, Dan Bouchard made 32 saves, Michel Goulet (1-1-2, 8 shots) snapped a scoreless tie 9:48 into the third period and Peter Stastny (1-1-2) added an insurance goal with under three minutes to play in Quebec's 2-0 win. Bouchard entered the game with a lifetime PO mark of 1-13. Rick St. Croix made 29 saves for the Flyers. The game was mainly quiet through the first two periods as the Flyers were assessed just three minors and Quebec only one. Late in the third period, minor battles resulted in three fighting majors to each side.
  • April 12, 1981 -- In Game 4 at Quebec, Dale Hunter's OT goal 37 seconds into OT evened the series 2-2 and gave Quebec a 4-3 OT win. The Nordiques trailed 3-1 hole with less than five minutes remaining in the third period but Hunter scored on Quebec's first shot of the third period then 93 seconds later Jacques Richard evened the game with 2:52 to play in regulation. Terry Murray's shot off the opening faceoff was misplayed by goalie Dan Bouchard and seven seconds into the contest the Flyers led 1-0. The lead increased to 3-1 after one period and it stayed that way until the dramatics late in regulation. Rick St. Croix and Dan Bouchard both made 19 saves.
  • April 14, 1981 -- In Game 5 at Philly, the Flyers scored three times in the opening 5:07 of the third period and eliminated the Nordiques 5-2 in the deciding game of the Best-of-Five series. The line of Ken Linseman (1-2-3), Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) were a major part of the surge as each scored and combined for seven points in the decisive third period. Linseman began the barrage just 18 seconds into the period followed by Holmgren's goal at the 2:38 mark. Linseman, who was chosen the game's number one star, and Dale Hunter were issued misconducts 17 seconds after the Flyers pulled ahead 5-1. The Flyers controlled the puck throughout the contest. Phily held a 19-4 shots advantage in the first period but Dan Bouchard was stellar and Rick MacLeish and Anton Stastny swapped late goals less than a minute apart. Al Hill scored 10 minutes into the second period to give Philly a 2-1 lead. The Flyers held a 37-18 shots advantage. Pete Peeters made 16 saves. Bouchard made 32 stops. SERIES RECAP: Ken Linseman (2-8-10), Paul Holmgren (2-4-6) and Al Hill (2-4-6) led the offense. Pat Quinn said the line of Al Hill, Mel Bridgman and Tom Gorence was "outstanding" in shadowing the Stastnys. The Nordiques were led by Peter Stastny (2-8-10), Anton Stastny (4-3-7), Michel Goulet (3-4-7), Dale Hunter (3-3-6) and Jacques Richard (3-3-6). Reggie Leach, who was benched for Game 4, had no points. Bobby Clarke (1-0-1) had just one point. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had just two points. Bill Barber was scoreless in the final three games after five goals (5-0-5) in the first two contests. Rick St. Croix stopped 64 of 74 (.865) shots and Pete Peeters was 36-for-43 (.837). Dan Bouchard stopped 140 of 159 (.881) shots; Michel Plasse was 5-6 (.833). The Flyers faced a streaking Quebec team was 19-6-5 in 29 games since acquiring goalie Dan Bouchard in late January. Philly was just 4-5-5 in the last 14.



    Each member of the Ken Linseman, Paul Holmgren and Brian Propp line scored in the third period.
  • October 22, 1981 -- The Flyers shelled goalie Michel Plasse (34 saves) with 18 first period shots and three goals en route to a 3-2 home victory. Ilkka Sinisalo had a pair of assists. Marian Stastny scored in the second and third periods for Quebec. Rick St. Croix made 20 saves in the victory.
  • January 19, 1982 -- Brian Propp's PPG with under eight to play gave Philly a 2-2 road tie but team leader Bobby Clarke suffered a broken left ankle which sidelined him for the next 18 games. Rick St. Croix and Dan Bouchard both starred with St. Croix making many point blank saves. Ray Allison fought twice vs. Pierre Aubry and Mario Marois ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Xe2QYWv8c ). Ilkka Sinisalo returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing ten games with a cracked wrist bone; he picked up an assist. The next day, the Flyers acquired Darryl Sittler from Toronto.
  • February 6, 1982 -- The slumping Flyers lost 4-3 in Quebec. This was the last game of a 9-game winless (0-5-4) skid for Philadelphia. The Nordiques had balanced scoring as five players had two points apiece led by Real Cloutier and Marian Stastny who both had a goal and an assist.
  • October 7, 1982 -- Mark Howe made his Flyers' debut in Philly's 9-5 season-opening victory in the Spectrum. Howe was bloodied the first time on the ice as a pass from teammate Paul Holmgren deflected and clipped him in the mouth; however, Howe scored on his first shot to make it 3-2 in the second period. With the game tied 5-5, the Flyers scored three times within 35 seconds and added a fourth in a span of 2:06. Brian Propp's PPG was the GWG with 10:52 to play. The Flyers were led by Ray Allison (1-3-4), Bill Barber (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Dave Michayluk, who, in his second career NHL game, scored the only two goals in his 14-game regular season career. Seventeen Flyers' skaters registered a point (Tom Gorence, the exception).
  • October 16, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 road win. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after one period on two goals by Real Cloutier. The Flyers then scored the next four including two goals by Clarke in the opening minutes of the second and third periods. Philly outshot Quebec 38-22.
  • December 9, 1982 -- Ron Flockhart scored twice and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Paul Holmgren added a goal and an assist. Ron Sutter scored his first NHL goal and it was the GWG; he played as part of a 10-game NHL stint prior to a return to Lethbridge. The Flyers outshot Quebec 38-28. Glen Cochrane bloodied Wally Weir in a fight --

  • October 25, 1983 -- The Flyers won 4-2 in Quebec in a game that featured just 37 shots (Quebec had 20). Bobby Clarke was named top star of the game, much of it due to his defensive work. Rich Sutter scored in his second consecutive game as a Flyers after being acquired in a trade.
  • October 27, 1983 -- Dave Poulin's SHG with 5:16 to play helped to lift the Flyers to an eventual 4-3 home win. The goal gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead but Tony McKegney scored 13 seconds later to make it 4-3. Rich Sutter scored in his third straight game as a Flyer, the first player in team history to accomplish the feat. Rick MacLeish had two assists.
  • January 14, 1984 -- Brian Propp tied the game with 1:59 to play in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie in Quebec. Bob Froese made 36 saves for the Flyers. Each of the three Stastny's had two points. Dave Poulin and Miroslav Dvorak each had two assists. Thomas Eriksson scored with 45 seconds left in the second period to cut Quebec's leads to one goal.
  • December 6, 1984 -- Bruce Bell scored a first period PPG then Tim Kerr matched him in the second period in a game that finished 1-1 in the Spectrum. Dan Bouchard (38 saves) and Pelle Lindbergh (31 saves) were the goaltenders. The three Stastnys were held to a combined four shots and Peter Zezel was a large reason.
1985-1989:
  • February 14, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 6-3 home win. Ron Sutter scored the first of three straight goals that gave the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Kerr (9) and Propp (6) combined for 15 shots. All three Nords goals came via the PP.
  • March 2, 1985 -- Paul Gillis scored twice to lead the Nordiques to a 4-2 home win. The Nordiques went ahead 2-1 with a pair of goals scored within 50 seconds in the first period. Quebec pulled ahead 4-1 in the second period with two goals scored in 18 seconds. Mario Gosselin made 27 saves. Two fights in the game including a brief Ron Sutter-Dale Hunter wrestling match four seconds into the third period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gu_CGd1IlI . The Flyers were 6-0-2 in the prior eight games against Quebec.
  • May 5, 1985 -- In Game One of the Wales Conference Finals at Quebec, despite sensational goaltending from Pelle Lindbergh, who made 42 saves, the Flyers dropped a 2-1 decision when Peter Stastny scored on a 55-footer 6:20 into OT, his second straight OT GWG. Quebec and Philly swapped third period goals, the Flyers' goal credited to Brad McCrimmon when the Nords' Pat Price redeflected a shot into his own net. Mario Gosselin had 28 saves in the victory. While Dave Poulin returned to the lineup after missing all the NYI series and most of the first round matchup against the Rangers with a ligament tear in his left knee, the Flyers' Tim Kerr suffered a strained right knee and was lost for the balance of this series. Quebec advanced to the Conference Finals against the Flyers by defeating Montreal in Game 7 on a Stastny goal. The Nords, despite having 22 fewer regular season points (91-113), had the home ice advantage since=2 0the Adams Division had more wins in head-to-head competition against the Patrick in the regular season (playoff format at the time).
  • May 7, 1985 -- In Game 2 at Quebec, Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves and the Flyers' played an impressive game of forechecking and team defense in defeating the Nordiques 4-2. Dave Poulin scored a SHG in the first period, off a terrific feed by Murray Craven, then Ilkka Sinisalo and Craven (1-1-2) connected in the second for a 3-0 lead after two periods. Joe Paterson made it 4-1. There were three fights in the first period including Rick Tocchet-Pat Price ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73NehVBEPIQ ) 30 seconds into the game. Lindsay Carson fought Wilf Paiement in the middle of the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wjOd1WBJg ) and about five minutes later Doug Crossman fought Paul Gillis. Paterson fought Gillis in the second period. Poulin suffered cracked ribs, after Mario Marois did some stick-work on the Flyers' captain, and also a left knee injury which happened immediately following his goal.

  • May 9, 1985 -- In Game 3 at Philadelphia, Joe Paterson (1-2-3) and Len Hachborn (0-3-3) played important roles during the Flyers 4-2 win. Paterson, who fought Randy Moller 16 seconds into the game, tied the score 2-2 early in the second period and then assisted on the PP GWG by Ilkka Sinisalo later in the period. Pelle Lindbergh made 21 saves. The Flyers outshot Quebec 35-23. The Flyers went 3-for-6 on the PP. For the third straight game, the Flyers suffered a key injury. Brad McCrimmon was driven from behind by Wilf Paiement and lost for the rest of the POs, including the Stanley Cup Finals, with a separated left shoulder that required surgery. The Flyers dressed five d-men in the game for the third consecutive game in this series leading to increased playing time for Ed Hospodar and among the heroes was Brad Marsh, whose shot-blocking skills were on display in the contest, rewarded as the game's number one star. Hospodar said of the hit "It was from behind, it could have been charging or boarding." Afterwards, Paiement said "If he's hurt, that is too bad. Maybe he just tripped himself as he went into the boards." However, Doug Crossman said "In here, (Flyers' dressing room), we call it a dirty check" while Mike Keenan said "It was definitely a foul, a charge. I am not sure why the ref (Bryan Lewis) didn't call it."

  • May 12, 1985 -- In Game 4 at Philadelphia, Mario Gosselin made 34 saves and the Nordiques recorded a 5-3 victory to even the series. It was the Flyers' first home loss in 21 games and first since February 2. Dale Hunter scored on a 60-footer with three seconds left on a five-minute major to teammate Peter Stastny to give Quebec a 1-0 lead. The Flyers trailed 2-0 and 3-1 but tied the score in the third period with the team's third PPG. Alain Cote scored 4:32 into the third period for the GWG and Brad Maxwell added a PPG to conclude the scoring. Philly went 3-for-5 on the PP and outshot Quebec 37-21. In the two home games, Philly scored seven goals and went 6-for-11 on the PP. The Flyers were without Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin and Brad McCrimmon. Dave Brown was tossed from the game in the first period.
  • May 14, 1985 -- In Game 5 at Quebec, Pelle Lindbergh's sensational play included 30 saves and the duo of Murray Craven and Joe Paterson, the two players acquired in a controversial preseason trade, scored in the third period leading Philadelphia to a dramatic 2-1 home win. In between the second and third periods, in what was generally considered a listless 40 minutes by the Flyers, head coach Mike Keenan tossed a table of beverages and then stood atop challenging his players in a towering display of admonishment and requisition. Afterwards, Craven said "Mike said we didn't show we were hungry enough and that they wanted it more than we did. Mike gave us a very stiff talking to." Paterson's PPG, his third goal of the series (the only three in his Flyers' career) 1:00 into the third, tied the score and then Craven tallied with under five minutes left. Craven's goal, which he later called "my most important ever," was the result of a perfect 2-on-1 play off a feed from Brian Propp. Paterson and Craven were acquired by GM Bob Clarke the day prior to the regular season opener from Detroit for Darryl Sittler. Dave Poulin added inspiration when he returned with a flak jacket despite broken ribs. With 2:10 to play, Quebec had a goal disallowed by ref Kerry Fraser who ruled Peter Stastny kicked the puck into the net. After the game, Nordiques' head coach Michel Bergeron, later fined $5,000 for his outburst, showed various video clips to a group of about 50 reporters saying his team was unfairly treated by the refs. He also said "Something is going to happen next game." Of particular frustration was what he felt was an Ed Hospodar spear against Anton Stastny in the third period; Peter Stastny retaliated and earned a five-minute cross-checking major compared to two minutes for Hospodar. Rick Tocchet and Randy Moller fought 22 seconds into the game. In the last minute of the opening period, Paterson and Jimmy Mann fought a few seconds after Tocchet and Wilf Paiement were issued 10-minute misconducts. J.F. Sauve gave Quebec a 1-0 lead with a 5-on-3 PPG midway through regulation. Quebec outshot Philly 31-21.



    "Mike gave us a very stiff talking to," Murray Craven
  • May 16, 1985 -- In Game 6 in Philly, Dave Poulin's electrifying goal and Pelle Lindbergh's 15 saves helped the Flyers oust Quebec 3-0 and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face Edmonton. Rick Tocchet put the Flyers up 1-0 after the first period. The Flyers faced a daunting challenge at the 1:08 mark of the second period when Joe Paterson (0:31) and Brian Propp (1:08) were in the box due to separate minors putting the team at a 5-on-3 disadvantage. Poulin, wearing a flak jacket to protect broken ribs suffered because of Mario Marois's stickwork earlier in the series, intercepted a blue-line pass from Marois and skated the length of the ice for a breakaway goal (at 2:01) which instantly became a classic play in team and NHL history. Later in the second, Doug Crossman added a PPG. The Flyers held a 36-15 shots advantage. Mario Gosselin, in the loss, made 33 saves. Pat Price of Quebec said "They executed to perfection. They won every inch of the ice. I know my face was up against the glass all night." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0regyljId0A SERIES RECAP: Pelle Lindbergh surrendered just 10 goals in six games. Joe Paterson (3-3-6), Brian Propp (2-4-6) and Murray Craven (3-1-4) were the leaders on offense. Ron Sutter's defensive work against Peter Stastny, who later said "The Flyers were disciplined throughout the series," was exemplary. Four Nordiques had four points apiece, including Michel Goulet (0-4-4) but he was held to zero goals despite scoring 50+ the last three regular seasons and eleven in the 11 prior 1985 PO games. Alain Cote, of the Nordiques said, "They played hockey tonight the way the game should be played. That's what real hockey is."


  • October 17, 1985 -- Despite a 43-14 shots advantage, the Flyers lost 2-1 in the Spectrum as Mark Kumpel scored twice and Richard Sevigny made 42 saves for the Nordiques. Sevigny turned aside 19 of 20 shots in the first period. Murray Craven gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 18 seconds after Dave Brown and Jimmy Mann fought. The Flyers outshot Quebec 9-1 in the second period but Kumpel scored on Quebec's lone shot and that goal proved to be the GWG. In the third period, the Flyers outshot the Nordiques 14-2 for a total of 23-3 in the last two periods. Pelle Lindbergh faced just 14 shots on goal. Kumpel and Mario Marios combined for four points and six shots.
  • November 2, 1985 -- The Flyers erupted for four first period goals in a span of 7:39 and hung on for a 5-3 win in Quebec. Ilkka Sinisalo (two first period goals) and Lindsay Carson each scored twice. Philly led 4-0 in the third period but the Nordiques cut the deficit in half before Carson gave Philly a 5-2 lead. Pelle Lindbergh made 22 saves for the victory.
  • February 1, 1986 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Quebec. The Nordiques trailed 2-0 until Brent Ashton and John Anderson scored midway in the third period. Philly scored twice in the second. Clint Malarchuk made 32 saves and Bob Froese had 29 stops. Rick Tocchet cut Claude Julien in a fight --

  • October 30, 1986 -- Brian Propp (1-3-4) led the offense, Ron Hextall made 33 saves and the Flyers had a 3-0 lead in the first period en route to a 6-3 win in Philly. Down 4-1 as the third started, the Nords mounted a furious comeback try by outshooting the Flyers 17-2 but Hextall secured the win. The Flyers PP went 2-for-3 shaking off a 6-for-50 season-long slump. Brad McCrimmon returned to the lineup after missing the season's first nine games over a contract dispute.
  • March 21, 1987 -- Doug Crossman's PPG with 2:06 to play gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Quebec. Chico Resch made 34 saves for the Flyers. Each team scored in the second and third periods. Lane Lambert gave Quebec a 2-1 lead.
  • March 26, 1987 -- Dave Poulin scored in OT and Ron Hextall made 28 saves to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Tim Kerr, who assisted on the OT winner, scored his 55th for the Flyers. Michel Goulet scored two PPGs for Quebec but was on the ice for all three Flyers' goals. There were three fights in the game.
  • November 28, 1987 -- The Flyers scored four unanswered goals in a span of 6:30 in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory in Quebec. Leading 4-3 in the third, the Flyers got goals from Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Mark Howe, with Dave Poulin (0-3-3) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) assisting on both goals. Doug Crossman and Peter Zezel had a goal and an assist each. The game featured five fights -- Craig Berube-Gord Donnelly ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ0fkAO-e7U ), who fought twice, Rick Tocchet-Terry Carkner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAc8A7oYxhs ), Don Nachbaur-Lane Lambert ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5-53Bhz_kI ) and Scott Mellanby flattening Jeff Jackson:

  • March 31, 1988 -- Willie Huber (1-1-2) scored the only third period goal to give the Flyers a 4-4 tie at home. Huber, in his final NHL season, played in just 10 regular season for the Flyers. Dave Poulin scored twice (2-0-2). Mario Gosselin made 39 saves in cluding 17 on 18 shots in the 3rd period and OT. Michel Goulet had his 45th and 46th goals for the Nordiques.
  • April 2, 1988 -- Philadelphia exploded for five second period goals en route to a 7-4 win in Quebec. Murray Craven (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals within 29 seconds to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. Peter Zezel (1-2-3) had three second period points. Ilkka Sinisalo (2- 1-3) scored the last goals of the second and third periods. Michel Goulet scored his 47th and 48th goals.
  • July 25, 1988 -- Greg Smyth and a draft pick (John Tanner) were sent to the Nordiques for Terry Carkner.
  • October 20, 1988 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-2 win in the Spectrum backed by Ron Hextall's 22 saves. Terry Carkner, acquired in the summer from Quebec, had three (1-2-3) points including his first goal as a member of the Flyers. Doug Sulliman, acquired off waivers 17 days prior, scored his first Flyers' goal to even the game 2-2 less than a minute after the Nordiques tied the game. Scott Mellanby scored the go-ahead goal in the late stages of the first period to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Ron Sutter (1-1-2) made it 4-2. Tim Kerr and Brian Propp also had two points. Rick Tocchet fought Greg Smyth --

  • November 19, 1988 -- The Nordiques recorded a 6-5 victory in Quebec ending the Flyers 9-game (6-0-3) unbeaten streak in this series. The Flyers led 1-0 but then the teams alternated goals in pairs. Quebec led 2-1 (two goals in 1:02), then Philly scored the next two (3-2 lead, two goals in 46 seconds), then the Nords scored twice (4-3 lead after one period, two goals in 1:15), then the Flyers followed with two goals (5-4 lead after two periods), then Quebec responded with two third period goals. Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Pelle Eklund (2-0-2) scored twice for the Flyers. Walt Poddubny and Marc Fortier each scored twice for Quebec. Dave Brown-Paul Gillis fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JNR7-oAP_s and Jeff Chychrun-Gord Donnolly -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Co6uLEsUU
  • January 13, 1989 -- Murray Craven (1-4-5), Ron Sutter (2-2-4) and Mike Bullard (2 goals) led the Flyers' offensive attack in a 7-2 destruction in Philadelphia. Ron Hextall made 22 saves and had one assist. The Flyers third goal came with five seconds left in the first period and gave them a 3-0 lead.
  • October 12, 1989 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at the 8:34 mark and held that lead until Quebec scored twice in the early part of the third period but a Pelle Eklund goal halted the comeback and Philadelphia won 4-2 in the Spectrum. Rick Tocchet had a goal and an assist in the early flurry.
  • December 9, 1989 -- In one of the oddest endings to any Flyers' game, Joe Sakic (2-2-4) scored on a penalty shot with 23 seconds to play then Lucien Deblois netted the game-tying goal with seven seconds remaining in the third period of a 6-6 tie in Quebec. Sakic's goal came after goalie Ken Wregget attempted to dislodge the net during a scramble leading to the penalty shot. Then Wregget, off the ensuing faceoff, played the puck instead of allowing an obvious icing and misplayed the puck where Deblois awaited. Philly led 3-0 fourteen minutes into the game, then held leads of 3-2, 4-2, 4-3, 5-3, 5-4 and 6-4, the sixth goal coming with under five minutes to play in the third period. Murray Craven (2-1-3) led the Flyers.

1990-1994
  • March 17, 1990 -- Iiro Jarvi snapped a 3-3 third period tie and Joe Sakic added two insurance tallies in the final 1:11 of Quebec's 6-3 home win. Pelle Eklund and Tim Kerr had two points each for the Flyers. Sergei Mylnikov picked up the victory by making 28 saves and it was his only win in his 10-game (1-7-2) NHL career.
  • October 18, 1990 -- Normand Lacombe rescued the Flyers by scoring the only third period goal in a 5-4 home win. Philadelphia led 3-0 less than 10 minutes into the game, then Quebec switched goalies from Ron Tugnutt to John Tanner and the change gave the Nords an instant boost as they evened the score 3-3 heading into period two. The teams split second period goals setting up Lacombe's winner. Philly outshot Quebec 39-18, Tanner made 31 saves after replacing Tugnutt.
  • November 10, 1990 -- Rick Tocchet set the momentum with a goal 12 seconds into the game and the Flyers led 4-1 after the opening period of an eventual 5-2 win at Quebec. Tim Kerr (1-2-3), Tocchet (1-1-2), Gord Murphy (1-1-2) and Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) had multi-point efforts. Goalie Scott Gordon (3 saves, 6 shots) was replaced by Ron Tugnutt at the 10:35 mark and Philly ahead 3-1. Pete Peeters made 16 stops for the victory.
  • January 17, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves, Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) had two points and Scott Mellanby had the GWG in the first period of Philly's 5-1 home win. Mike Ricci and Ron Sutter scored second period goals to give Philly a 4-1 lead. Craig Berube and Steven Finn fought. Terry Carkner was a +4 as was Kerry Huffman in his first NHL game since November 11.
  • October 17, 1991 -- Andre Lomakin started a five-goal rally with two goals and the Flyers rebounded with a 5-3 home win. Ken Wregget was replaced by Dominic Roussel, who stopped all 12 shots, after the Nordiques made it 3-0 in the second period. Following Lomakin's two goals, Mike Ricci evened the game and the score was 3-3 after two periods. Mark Pederson and Brad Jones scored 35 seconds apart in the third period for the go-ahead and insurance goals. Dan Kordic fought Wayne van Dorp in the first period. Dave Brown and John Kordic also fought --

  • February 8, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves, including 14 in the third period, to lead Philadelphia to a 3-0 victory in Quebec. Dale Kushner and Mark Pederson had first period goals. Claude Boivin had two assists. After the afternoon game, the Flyers boarded a plane for Fort Lauderdale and had a three-day mini-vacation in South Florida.
  • February 13, 1992 -- With the three-day work-and-play trip to South Florida behind them, the Flyers recorded a 3-2 home win. Mark Freer scored the GWG. Kerry Huffman (2-0-2) scored the Flyers' other goals off assists from Rod Brind'Amour (0-2-2) and Kevin Dineen (0-2-2). The Flyers went 0-for-8 on the PP while Quebec was 2-for-10. Philly held a 15-3 shots advantage after one period and 29-16 for the game. Prior to the game, the Flyers honored former player Reggie Leach and legendary broadcaster Gene Hart by admitting them to the team's Hall of Fame.

  • June 20, 1992 -- The much publicized deal involving Eric Lindros was finalized. The Flyers sent Mike Ricci, Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Chris Simon, a 1993 1st round pick used to select Jocelyn Thibeault, a 1994 first round pick used to select Nolan Baumgartner and $15 (US) million.
  • September 19, 1992 -- Eric Lindros had two points and played approximately 25 minutes in his first NHL game, a 4-3 preseason win over the Nordiques in front of 17,226 in the Spectrum. The goal, against Stephane Fiset, came on a 5-on-3 man advantage as did Mark Recchi's GWG which Lindros set up. Dan Kordic of Philly and Chris Simon of Quebec fought in a healthy scrap.
  • September 20, 1992 -- Quebec recorded an 11-4 preseason home win against a team that did not include Eric Lindros. Joe Sakic had a hat trick and Mike Ricci (1-4-5) had five points. Nordiques' goalie Ron Hextall picked up a 10-minute misconduct for yelling at the referees and also challenged Flyers' skaters as the teams left the ice after the first period. Tommy Soderstrom gave up ten goals behind a porous defense. Kevin Dineen snapped his stick and tossed it into the crowd earning him an ejection.
  • October 13, 1992 -- Eric Lindros made his much anticipated Quebec debut but it was the Nordiques who prevailed, 6-3. Mike Ricci (2 goals) scored the GWG while on the PP with 3:57 to play and Mats Sundin (1-2-3) picked up three points in a four-goal third period. Ricci started the scoring 59 seconds into the first period after Lindros, on his first shift, drilled Bill Lindsay but that left Ricci open in the slot. Steve Kasper evened the score for the Flyers on a SHG about four minutes later. Philly was whistled for four minors in the first 6:55 of the game (Quebec had zero). The Nordiques led 2-1 after an early second period tally by Mike Hough. Lindros scored twice (PPG then a SHG) in the third period sandwiched by an Alexei Gusarov goal. At that point , it was 4-4 then Ricci, Steve Duchesne (with 2:17 to play) and Sundin (ENG) finished the scoring. Lindros had one possible goal overruled (deflected by his hand after he and goalie Ron Hextall jostled for the loose puck) and another shot that rang off the pipe. Duchesne was penalized for leveling Lindros along the boards to the delight of the home crowd which mocked Lindros throughout the game. Some wore diapers over their clothing, had pacifiers in the mouths and atop faux Stanley Cups and some pushed baby carriages through the halls. Many items were tossed onto the ice including baby bottles, eggs, batteries, coins and even a .22 caliber bullet. Lindros said "If I ever have a child, I am set for life with pacifiers." Nordiques' President Marcel Aubut said "That's not bad in show business. Usually, the beginning of the season is quiet. As far as the business side, I'd like to have him here every night. Maybe we should have sent him in our own division." The Flyers were 13-2-4 in the last 19 regular season games played in this series prior to the defeat.
  • December 3, 1992 -- Claude Boivin (1-1-2) scored in OT to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home victory. Mats Sundin tied the score in the final minute of regulation. Quebec's Ron Hextall made 31 saves in a loss. Mark Recchi, who had 14 goals and 23 assists (in 17 games), failed in trying to tie Bobby Clarke's team record of points in 18 straight games. Flyers' UFA signee Ric Nattress made his debut after suffering a back injury in training camp.
  • January 28, 1993 -- Rob Pearson scored twice and Stephane Fiset made 22 saves to lead Quebec to a 6-3 win in Philly. Stephane Beauregard gave up three goals in the first period and was replaced by Dominic Roussel. Kevin Dineen scored two PPGs for the Flyers.
  • March 27, 1993 -- The Nordiques' Ron Hextall made 34 saves in an 8-3 victory in Quebec. Valeri Kamensky (2-3-5), Mats Sundin (2-2-4), Steve Duchesne (1-2-3) and Andrei Kovalenko (2-0-2) led the offense. Eric Lindros made his second trip to Quebec and was booed throughout the contest. Tommy Soderstrom gave up six goals in two periods and then was replaced by Dominic Roussel.
  • October 26, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel made 30 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 road victory. Eric Lindros, in his third game at Quebec, gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead with under two minutes to play in the second period. Josef Beranek (1-1-2) took part in the first two goals and his 10th goal led the NHL at the time. It was the Flyers seventh win in the last nine games. Stephane Fiset took the defeat.

  • November 4, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel made 27 saves, including 17-for-17 in the second period, and Eric Lindros' (1-0-1) point streak increased to eleven games, in Philly's 4-1 home win. The Nordiques went 0-for-6 on PPs and surrendered SHGs to Dave Tippett and Rod Brind'Amour. Mikael Renberg's PPG gave Philly a 3-1 lead in the third period. Quebec had two shots in the first period but 17 in the second period. The Flyers improved to 19-3-0 in the team's last 22 regular season games (covering two seasons) and Roussel won for the 14th time in his last 15 decisions.
  • December 16, 1993 -- Mark Recchi snapped a 2-2 tie late in the second period, Mikael Renberg (1-1-2) had two points and Dominic Roussel made 16 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. Garth Snow made 32 saves in a loss for Quebec. The Flyers held a 35-18 shots advantage including 15-4 in the middle period. Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup after missing the prior 14 games due to a knee injury; the Flyers went 5-8-1 without him.
  • January 25, 1994 -- Quebec scored three straight goals in the third period en route to a 6-4 win. After Garry Galley gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead 33 seconds into the final period, Reggie Savage (one of his five NHL career goals) and Mike Ricci (1-2-3) followed. The Nordiques outshot Philly 42-31. Stephane Fiset picked up the win. Claude Boivin fought Tony Twist --

  • September 13, 1994 -- In a preseason game played in Quebec, there were six fights (Ryan McGill got in three) including Eric Lindros vs. Chris Simon -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh1lGFR0mcU

1995-1999:
  • January 21, 1995 -- Stephane Fiset made 29 saves and the Flyers' PP went 0-for-7 in a 3-1 home loss in the delayed (work stoppage) season opener. Owen Nolan scored the GWG on a PP in the third period on a disputed goal that Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall said "I am 100% sure that goal was a joke." The video reviews available to replay judge Mike Condon were inconclusive but an additional replay shown only on the center ice scoreboard appeared to have shown a kick and was more substantial. Peter Forsberg made his NHL debut for Quebec. Dave Brown and Chris Simon hooked up in a classic heavyweight battle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-oWqlkkHM0&NR=1

  • January 31, 1995 -- Joe Sakic (1-3-4) had four points and Stephane Fiset made 20 saves in Quebec's 5-2 home win. Eric Lindros evened the game and Josef Beranek gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Sakic then tied the score 2-2 in the first period and assisted on the next three goals including Uwe Krupp's PP GWG midway through regulation. The Flyers' PP went 0-for-7 while Quebec was 2-for-7. Rob Zettler and Wendel Clark fought in the first period.
  • February 16, 1995 -- Stephane Fiset made 38 saves and Owen Nolan scored the only two first period goals in leading Quebec to a 4-2 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Nords 18-3 in the third period. Chris Simon was assessed a boarding minor for checking Yanick Dupre which led to a fight with Dave Brown who was ejected for instigating -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iznFDa-2j-8&NR=1
  • February 23, 1995 -- The teams met for the final time and the Nordiques rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the final 11 minutes to finish in a 6-6 tie at Quebec. With the score 6-4, Adam Deadmarsh scored two consecutive goals twice in the last five minutes. Eric Lindros (3-1-4), in his last appearance at Quebec, scored in each period and had four points, a total matched by John LeClair (1-3-4). Lindros had 10 points (7-3-10) in six appearances at Quebec but the Flyers won just once (1-4-1). The Nordiques outshot Philadelphia 46-34, including 20 shots in both the second and third periods. Ron Hextall made 40 saves for the Flyers.
  • July 12, 1995 -- Garth Snow was sent to Philadelphia by Colorado for Philly's 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Shawn McNeil) and 6th (Kai Fischer) round choices in the 1996 Entry Draft.
  • January 4, 1996 -- Garth Snow made 35 saves and Kjell Samuelsson scored his first goal of the season with 4:03 to play in the third period in a 2-2 tie at Colorado. The Avalanche led 2-0 until Eric Lindros scored with four seconds remaining in the second period. The Avs outshot the Flyers 37-22 including 18-4 in the opening period and 34-10 after two periods. Joe Sakic and Claude Lemieux combined for 16 shots.
  • February 11, 1996 -- Colorado scored four times in the third period culminated by Claude Lemieux's (1-2-3) tally on a 2-on-1 break with 1:53 remaining en route to a 5-3 win at Philadelphia. Peter Forsberg (3-0-3) recorded his first NHL hat trick by adding an ENG. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods on goals by Pat Falloon (1-2-3) and Forsberg. Eric Lindros (2-0-2) and Forsberg swapped goals to make it 2-2. Troy Murray and Lindros exchanged scores to make it 3-3. Stephane Fiset was the winning goalie. Colorado was 0-7 and the Flyers 2-9 on PPs.) The Sunday night game was aired nationally on ESPN. Highlight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVMTSs7eW98&NR=1
  • January 4, 1997 -- The Flyers dominated as the game progressed and the teams settled for a 4-4 OT tie in Colorado. The Avalance led 2-0 less than two minutes into the affair but Eric Lindros scored at 2:39 before Keith Jones retaliated with his own goal 9:11 into the opening period. Colorado increased the lead to 4-1 on a Mike Keane goal. Dale Hawerchuk started the comeback with a goal then in the third period, in which Philly held a 14-6 shots advantage, Trent Klatt and Mikael Renberg scored. The Flyers outshot Colorado 4-1 in the extra frame. Patrick Roy made 40 saves. Lindros and Hawerchuk combined for 15 shots.
  • March 23, 1997 -- In a late-season matchup of Conference leaders, Ron Hextall recorded a 19-save shutout and Philadelphia received goals from Pat Falloon and Joel Otto in a 2-0 home victory. The Flyers outshot Colorado 31-19 including 12-3 in the third period. Peter Forsberg was the only member of the Avalanche to have more than two shots in the game. Hextall's shutout was the 19th of his career. Joe Sakic suffered a deep laceration in his left calf from the skate of the Dale Hawerchuk and was sidelined for the next 17 games.
  • November 13, 1997 -- Patrick Roy made 30 saves and beat the Flyers for the second time in his career (regular season only) and Joe Sakic and Uwe Krupp scored in a span of 68 seconds midway through the second period to lead Colorado to a 2-1 win at Philadelphia. Shjon Podein scored the Flyers only goal. All three goals were scored within a span of 2:27. There was atwo fights in the opening 1:46 of the contest including Brantt Myhres, in his first shift as a Flyer, defeating Francois Leroux ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsPesSHXamg ).
  • February 7, 1998 -- Eric Lacroix's third period goal completed a three-goal rally in Colorado's 3-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 14:41 into the game as John LeClair (1-1-2) beat Adam Foote on a nifty move. Colorado scored a PPG with 23 seconds left in the first period and then evened the game on a SHG with 1:46 left in the middle period. The Flyers had two goals disallowed. Philly's Colin Forbes was tossed near the game's midway point when Chris Therien was whistled for a slashing minor. Patrick Roy's career record against the Flyers improved to 3-11-8.
  • November 12, 1998 -- Colorado traded Keith Jones to the Flyers for Shjon Podein.

  • February 14, 1999 -- John LeClair's third period goal gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in Colorado. The Flyers led 3-1 midway through the game but the Avs responded with the next three goals including the last two in a 59-second span in the third period. The Avs held a 25-16 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 3-2. Valeri Kamensky had three (1-2-3) points for the Avalanche. Keith Jones had two points for Philly (1-1-2) as did Eric Lindros (0-2-2) who extended his point streak to 16 games in which he had 33 (13-20-33) points. JVB made 27 saves.
  • March 11, 1999 -- Patrick Roy made 33 saves, Chris Drury scored twice and Peter Forsberg had three assists in Colorado's 5-3 win at Philadelphia. The Flyers failed to win for the ninth straight game as part of a skid that reached 12 (0-8-4). Eric Lindros led Philly with a goal and an assist. Mark Recchi, acquired from Montreal the prior day, scored for the Flyers. John LeClair's consecutive games streak ended at 317, with a hip injury suffered the prior game.
  • October 28, 1999 -- Valeri Zelepukin scored with 8.2 seconds left in OT to rescue the Flyers 5-4 in Philadelphia. Zelepukin's shot was an intended pass to Chris Therien but it hit the pad of goalie Marc Denis and went into the net. Colorado trailed 4-0 but Alex Tanguay started the comeback with 14:30 left in regulation then followed it up 3:13 later to make it 4-2. Milan Hejduk then scored with 7:44 remaining and again 1:13 later to tie the game 4-4. The four goals came on eight shots in a span of 8:09. Eric Desjardins made it 3-0 with two-tenths of a second left in the middle period and Mark Greig gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead 2:08 into the third period. The Flyers' Mark Recchi (1-2-3) and Daymond Langkow (0-3-3) and Colorado's Adam Deadmarsh (0-3-3) each had three points. Recchi increased his lifetime offense to 18 goals and 35 points in 31 games against the Quebec/Colorado franchise. The Flyers outshot the Avalanche 34-27 inclusing 8-3 in overtime. JVB picked up the victory by making 23 saves.

2000-2009:
  • March 12, 2000 -- Joe Sakic record his 13th and 14th goals during a six-game scoring streak as Colorado won 3-1 at home. The Avalanche trailed 1-0 after one period. Colorado outshot Philadelphia 31-15 including 11-2 in the third period. Brian Boucher made 28 saves. Ray Bourque made his home debut with the Avalanche. Patrick Roy made 14 stops for the victory. Eric Lindros played his last regular season game for the Flyers as he was scratched from the following night's game in Phoenix with what was eventually diagnosed as a concussion.
  • December 13, 2000 -- The Flyers and Avalanche played to a 3-3 OT tie in Colorado when a lengthy review confirmed Simon Gagne's goal with eight seconds to play in regulation. Gagne redirected a puck out of mid-air with the shaft of his stick and glove and said later "I just tried to go at the net and tried to tip it. And it hit my glove and my stick. My hand never left the stick," said Gagne. Patrick Roy commented that "It hit his glove and he made a forward motion. To me, it is enough to uncall the goal. It is hard for the official to make the right call. He was in a tough position with a lot of people going to the net." The officials also reviewed the play to see if Keith Primeau touched the puck with a high stick. Said Flyers' head coach Bill Barber "Primeau came to me right off the bat and said, `Coach, there's nothing to worry about. They can look at any angle they want. My concern was why the double review." Daymond Langkow recorded three points (0-3-3) for the Flyers and set up the tying goal with a terrific feed. The Flyers took a 2-1 lead in the third period but the Avalanche tied it 26 seconds later then, later, had a four-minute PP courtesy of a Kevin Stevens high-stick and Milan Hedjuk capitalized to give Colorado a 3-2 lead. The Flyers held a 4-3 shots advantage in OT and 31-25 in the game.
  • December 29, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and the Flyers won 5-2 in Colorado. Chris Therien had three assists and five players scored for Philly including John LeClair who scored the go-ahead goal. The last time the Flyers won in Colorado was in January, 1981 against the Colorado Rockies.
  • March 16, 2002 -- Patrick Roy made 36 saves and Ville Nieminen scored with 4:36 to play in Colorado's 2-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Colorado 37-18, including 18-5 in the third period. It was estimated that the Flyers were in the offensive zone for 28 minutes and they held Colorado without a shot for a 14-minute stretch in the third period. The Flyers lost for a fourth straight time at home, a first since the 1989-90 season.

  • December 27, 2002 -- Eric Desjardins scored on the first shot in OT and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 win in Colorado. Desjardins cut to the net and scored on a backhander in the slot off a perfect feed from Jeremy Roenick. The game was scoreless until Colorado scored early in the third period but Roenick netted a goal with 4:17 left in regulation. Roman Cechmanek had 34 saves, many spectacular. Milan Hedjuk had nine shots for the Avalanche. Simon Gagne left the game after suffering a cut on his forehead and near his right eye and he missed the nexy five games.



  • March 8, 2003 -- Colorado's Peter Forsberg (2-0-2) scored on the only shot in OT in a 2-1 win in Philadelphia. Each team scored PPGs in the second period, Forsberg gave Colorado a 1-0 but Kim Johnsson scored about two minutes later and 18 seconds into a PP. Patrick Roy and Roman Cechmanek each made 28 saves. Joe Sakic had nine shots.
  • December 27, 2003 -- Milan Hedjuk scored in OT to give Colorado a 3-2 home victory. Joe Sakic tied the scored with 1:17 left in regulation. Sami Kapanen gave Philly a 1-0 lead on a SHG midway in the second period, it was the Flyers first 1-0 lead covering the last 15 games -- nearing a dubious record of 17 set by the expansion Washington Capitals.
  • January 14, 2006 -- Alex Tanguay's goal completed a totally dominating OT for the Avs when he scored with 45.8 seconds to play in a 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Colorado, which outshot the Flyers 9-0 in the extra period, had a 3-1 lead with less than three minutes to play in regulation but goals by Mike Knuble (1-2-3) and Peter Forsberg (1-1-2) tied the game. Along with Simon Gagne (0-3-3), the trio accounted for eight of nine points in Forsberg's first game against his former team. The paid attendance of 19,953 set a Flyers' home record.

  • December 7, 2007 -- Milan Hedjuk's goal with under three seconds left in the second period gave the Avalanche an eventual 2-1 win at home. Danny Briere tied the score with a PPG with 2:05 to play in the second. Martin Biron made 30 saves while the Avs' Jose Theodore made 28. Derian Hatcher crumched Ryan Smyth along the boards -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCC8tVjp2Io

  • October 16, 2008 -- Colorado went 3-for-11 on the PP and recorded a 5-2 win at home. Andrew Raycroft made his first start for the Avalanche. Joe Sakic had three assists. Colorado led 2-0 and held a 17-3 shots advantage in the first period. The Flyers' goals came via Simon Gagne's penalty shot and Mike Richards' 5-on-3 in ther second period. Cody McCormick scored in the final minute of the second period to make it 4-2. Paul Stastny made it 5-2 with a 5-on-3 goal. Colorado outshot Philly 34-18. Gagne said "We play like it's preseason right now. We're not ready to play. We don't battle. We don't do the little things right now. We're looking for the easy game ... We keep playing like that, it's going to be tough to win a game this year." Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paW9nIF9_uA
  • December 16, 2008 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-2 victory and ended a home losing streak in this series that dated back to October 28, 1999. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves. Mike Richards and Simon Gagne had three points each. Jeff Carter's SHG made it 2-1 and gave Philly the lead for the rest of the game. Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne had powerplay goals. Arron Asham fought Chris Stewart and Scott Hartnell battled Ian Laperriere -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xaQla0HvEo

  • November 23, 2009 -- Colorado recorded a 5-4 home win holding off a late Flyers' rally in which Philadelphia dominated the third period. The Avalanche scored three straight goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead but the Flyers outshot Colorado 19-4 over the final 20 minutes. Paul Stastny (1-2-3) and David Jones (2-0-2) led the offense and Craig Anderson made 30 saves. Danny Briere (2-2-4) and Jeff Carter (2-0-2) scored each Flyers' goal. Carter's PPG made it 5-4 with 4:39 to play. Brian Boucher (13 saves, 14 shots) replaced Ray Emery (13 saves, 17 shots). Claude Giroux and Marek Svatos fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn2--Rk6RBY

2010s:
  • October 11, 2010 -- Jeff Carter scored twice, including the tie-breaker with 2:38 remaining, and the Flyers celebrated a pregame ceremony in which they raised a 2009-10 Eastern Conference Championship banner with a 4-2 victory. Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves in his second NHL start. The Flyers led 2-0 but Milan Hejduk tied it 32 seconds into the third period. Carter was whistled for goalie interference with 1:18 to play but goalie Craig Anderson neutralized the call with embellishment. Darroll Powe added an ENG seven seconds later. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ2N5XEtkHU

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
DayDateSite and OpponentTime Broadcast
Thu Oct 14, 2010 (H) Lightning 7:00 PM VERSUS, RIS, CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Oct 16, 2010 (H) Penguins 7:00 PM NHLN-US (HD), FS-P (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Oct 21, 2010 (H) Ducks 7:00 PM PRIME (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Sat Oct 23, 2010 (H) Maple Leafs 7:00 PM CBC (HD), NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Mon Oct 25, 2010 at Blue Jackets 7:00 PM CSN-PH (HD),FS-O (HD)
Tue Oct 26, 2010 (H) Sabres 7:30 PM VERSUS (HD),TSN2 (HD)
Fri Oct 29, 2010 at Penguins 7:00 PM NHLN-US (HD), TCN-PH (HD), FS-P (HD)
Sat Oct 30, 2010 (H) Islanders 7:00 PM MSG PLUS 2, CSN-PH (HD)
Mon Nov 1, 2010 (H) Hurricanes 7:00 PM FS-CR (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Thu Nov 4, 2010 (H) Rangers 7:00 PM ET RIS, MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)

TODAY's MUSIC -- "Are You Ready?" by AC/DC:


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Got class at 7 but we are in the computer lab

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Can't wait!!! I hope the ceremony will be on Gamecentre.

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Can't wait!!! I hope the ceremony will be on Gamecentre.
It will be. No reason a Colorado game would be blacked out for Canadians. I think the only reason we wouldn't get games is if it's against a Canadian team that could be on TSN or CBC (and unfortunately I don't get Buffalo games because I'm too close to the border).

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Going to be at this one, can't wait! Hopefully we jump on COL quick and early. Let's go Flyers!

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do you think hell play, i only have one d sub in my pool but its markhov this is painful.

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Let's Go Fly-ers. We need to get all of our players rolling, hopefully the hometown fans and banner raising will psych them up.

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do you think hell play, i only have one d sub in my pool but its markhov this is painful.
No one knows. The decision has, for the most part, been left to him to determine his own status. It's been that way for a few days. Once he says it's a go, then it's a go.

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I like Colorado just as much, if not more, then the Flyers. Only reason I say more is because Colorado has been host to a lot of my favorite all-time players.

I only get to see my two favorite teams at each other once a year usually so this is a treat for me.

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I was hoping for Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song," but a good choice nonetheless.

Can't wait to watch tomorrow!

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Can't wait to watch tomorrow!

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I seem to recall using that last season. If not for the home opener, I would have chosen it again.

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Hope Bob gets the start. Here's hoping Prong gets to play. Home opener, rookie goalie playing, Pronger playing his first game.

Would all be perfect if we finished it off with a win. Also my last game while Im home so I get to watch it in HD!

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I seem to recall using that last season. If not for the home opener, I would have chosen it again.
Another good "Are You Ready", hippy style:

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Can't wait for this one. Gonna be a long day at work tomorrow and this will be exactly what I need when I get home. Flyers home opener baby! Don't disappoint boys.

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I'm expecting both Pronger and Bobs in the starting lineup. Can't wait for the banner. It's nice practice for a better one.
Figuring there will be a couple of Phillies in the house, too.
Oh, and MSE, I saw on your notes that Leighton is having his surgery Monday. Anyone know if they'll be showing highlights from it on the jumbotron between periods?

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No one knows. The decision has, for the most part, been left to him to determine his own status. It's been that way for a few days. Once he says it's a go, then it's a go.
Christ. Can Pronger be any more bad ass? "Screw everyone. I'll decide when I'm good to go."

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p.s./edit: MSE, didn't you announce your retirement from doing the GDTs? Very glad to see you had a change of heart. Cheers.

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AVS are not joke. Flyers may lose this one if they play like they did against the Blues.


I think Pronger is going to play in this one.

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AVS are not joke. Flyers may lose this one if they play like they did against the Blues.


I think Pronger is going to play in this one.
Truth right here. The Avs are dangerous. If we have the same effort we did against the Blues, they'll dice us.

Fortunately, there's no chance this team plays flat like that in our home opener, with our banner raising and all....

...which reminds me: am I the only one who expects that Boosh might start in net, with the banner raising and all? He was, after all, a pretty big part of that.

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Go Flyers! These games have been falling nicely between the Phillies.

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