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FLYERS-BLACKHAWKS' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 53-43-30-0.
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL at Philadelphia is 37-16-11-0.
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL at Chicago is 16-27-19-0.
The Flyers have recent regular season streaks of 8-1-0 and 14-2-0.
The Flyers are 19-4-6-0 in the last 29 regular season games.
The Flyers are 8-0-0 in the last eight regular season home games, since losing in November 1996.
The Flyers are 6-2-0 in the last eight regular season games played in Chicago.
The Flyers are 2-8 in the playoffs (1971 and 2010).
November 29, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the squads, the Hawks won 3-1 in Chicago Stadium. Bobby Hull scored the first goal in this series, 7:21 into the second period. Doug Mohns scored twice and Denis Dejordy made 23 saves.
December 10, 1967 -- Denis Dejordy made 30 saves and Bobby Hull scored two goals in Chicago's 3-0 win, the first time the teams met in Philadelphia. Doug Favell made 30 saves in the loss.
December 23, 1967 -- Denis Dejordy made 26 saves and Stan Mikita and Kenny Wharram each had a goal and an assist in Chicago's 3-2 home win.
February 3, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves and Forbes Kennedy (1-2-3) snapped a 3-3 tie with under five minutes to play in Philly's 5-3 home win. Pat Hannigan's (2-1-3) two goals gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Chicago rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game 3-3.
January 2, 1969 -- The Flyers' Jim Johnson scored in the third period and the teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Spectrum. Doug Favell made 33 saves.
January 23, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves in a 2-2 tie in Chicago. Dick Sarrazin and Jean-Guy Gendron scored PPGs 16 seconds apart for the Flyers. The two players, along with Andre Lacroix, accounted for all six points. Gilles Marotte was in the box for a five-minute boarding major and then Bobby Hull later joined him with a minor penalty.
January 30, 1969 --Chicago handed the Flyers what remains the worst loss in franchise history, 12-0 in Philadelphia. The Blackhawks scored two SHGs in the opening 3:07 of the game. Chicago led 6-0 after the first and added three goals in the second and third periods. Dennis Hull (2-3-5) and Pit Martin (1-4-5, four points in the first period) had five-point outings. Jim Pappin (3-0-3), Eric Nesterenko (1-2-3), Chico Maki (1-2-3), Bobby Hull (0-3-3), Doug Mohns (2-0-2), Stan Mikita (1-1-2) and Kenny Wharram (0-2-2) had multi-point games. Chicago held a 49-37 shots advantage. Dennis Dejordy recorded the 37-save shutout. After the game, the Flyers demoted goalie Doug Favell, who allowed six goals on 18 shots in 17:39, to Quebec (AHL). Bernie Parent stopped 25 of 31 shots the rest of the way. GM Bud Poile said of Favell's demotion "It's something I should have done weeks ago." (Dunc Wilson was promoted).
February 12, 1969 -- Larry Hale assisted on two third period goals which rallied the Flyers from a 3-1 deficit to a 3-3 tie at Chicago. Dick Cherry tied the game with under four minutes to play. Bernie Parent made 36 saves.
February 15, 1969 -- Dave Dryden had a sizzling performance as he made 48 saves in Chicago's 3-0 win at Philly. Chicago snapped an eight-game losing skid. Andre Boudrias scored in the opening period and that goal held up until Stan Mikita tallied twice in the third period. Boudrias was acquired the prior day in a multi-player trade with Minnesota.
March 16, 1969 -- Denis Dejordy had 38 saves and Pit Martin (2-1-3) and Bobby Hull (2-0-2) scored twice in Chicago's 6-2 home win.
December 14, 1969 -- Cliff Koroll had a natural hat trick, the latter two in the third period, in Chicago's 4-1 win. Stan Mikita and Doug Jarrett assisted on each of Korroll's goals. Denis Dejordy made 23 saves. The Hawks finished with a 7-1-3 record in the 1960s against the Flyers.
January 28, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 41 saves and Gary Dornhoefer's third period SHG was the tying goal in a 2-2 tie at Chicago. Andre Lacroix's scored a PPG in the second period to tie the game 1-1.
January 31, 1970 -- Tony Esposito made 34 saves and both Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita scored twice in Chicago's 5-0 win at the Spectrum. Doug Favell made 35 saves in the loss. Reg Fleming fought Keith Magnuson.
February 7, 1970 -- Bobby Hull followed Gary Dornhoefer's go-ahead third period goal and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Chicago. Tony Esposito made 36 saves and Doug Favell made 31 stops. Dornhoefer (2-1-3) led the Flyers while Pat Stapleton (0-3-3) and Pit Martin (1-2-3) led the Hawks. Stapleton suffered a torn knee when he made contact with a goal post and was sidelined the rest of the season.
February 26, 1970 -- Bobby Hull scored twice and newly-acquired Gerry Desjardins made 34 saves in his Chicago debut, a 3-2 Blackhawks' win at Philly. It was the only appearance for Dunc Wilson as the Flyers' netminder.
March 8, 1970 -- Jim Pappin scored twice in the first period and Tony Esposito made 38 saves in Chicago's 3-2 win at Philly. The Flyers' two goals came in the final three minutes of the contest.
November 7, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 34 saves in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. The teams exchanged second period goals.
November 11, 1970 -- The Hull Brothers combined for four goals in Chicago's 7-1 home win. Bobby Hull (2-2-4), Stan Mikita (0-3-3) and Dennis Hull (2-0-2) led the offense and Gerry Desjardins made 31 saves. Seven seconds into the game, Earl Heiskala and Keith Magnuson fought. Magnuson later scored the first goal in his NHL career. In the first period, Bernie Parent and Gerry Pinder received major penalties. Parent was removed after the seventh goal, just past the midway stage of the second period.
November 28, 1970 -- Tony Esposito made 29 saves and Dennis Hull snapped a 1-1 third period tie in Chicago's 3-1 home win.
January 2, 1971 -- Gerry Desjardins made 29 saves and Chicago scored twice in the third period of a 3-1 win in the Spectrum. Bobby Hull had three points. Chicago owned a record of 13-1-6 in 20 games in this series.
February 4, 1971 -- Simon Nolet (1-2-3) had three points and Doug Favell made 26 saves in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. The Flyers owned the second period 4-0 in goals and 20-9 in shots. Bobby Clarke, Jean-Guy Gendron and Serge Bernier each had a goal and an assist. Jim Johnson's go-ahead goal, kicked in by Chicago's Pat Stapleton. was loudly disputed by Gerry Desjardins (8 saves, 11 shots) who complained to the referees, picked up an interference minor moments after resumprion of the game, then was removed for Tony Esposito (18 saves, 21 shots). Dennis Hull scored both Chicago goals. The Blackhawks had a 10-0-6 mark in the prior 16 regular season games and an all-time mark of 13-1-6 in the twenty prior matchups entering this game.
March 27, 1971 -- Tony Esposito made 31 saves and Pit Martin (1-1-2) and Jim Pappin (0-2-2) factored in two second period goals in Chicago's 3-1 home win. Doug Favell made 37 stops for the Flyers.
April 7, 1971 -- In Game 1 of the QFs, Chicago went 3-for-4 on the PP, including two scores by Bobby Hull, and Tony Esposito made 33 saves in the Hawks' 5-2 home win. Doug Favell made 24 saves in the loss.
April 8, 1971 -- In Game 2 of the QFs, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita each scored twice to give Chicago a 4-0 lead en route to a 6-2 home victory. Tony Esposito made 25 saves in the win. The Flyers switched goalies to Bruce Gamble who made 37 saves in the loss. Jim Mair had two points for the Flyers; he had a total of three career points in seven combined regular season and playoff games. After the game, Flyers' forward Andre Lacroix made inflammatory statements about head coach Vic Stasiuk's coaching techniques.
April 10, 1971 -- In Game 3 of the QFs, Bobby Hull (2-1-3) scored twice in the third period and Chicago recorded a 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Hull tied the game 16 seconds into a PP in the third period then put Chicago on top with another PP just as tied expired on the first penalty of a 5-on-3. The Hawks went 3-for-8 on the PP. Tony Esposito made 18 saves for the win. Doug Favell made 28 saves in the loss.
April 11, 1971 -- In Game 4 of the QFs, Tony Esposito made 38 saves and Jim Pappin (3-0-3) and Cliff Koroll (2-0-2) combined for five goals in leading Chicago to a four-game sweep with a 6-2 win in Philly. Bruce Gamble made 23 saves. The game was Vic Stasiuk's last as Flyers' head coach as he was fired May 27, 1971 and eventually replaced by Fred Shero.
October 15, 1971 -- Andre Lacroix was dealt to Chicago for Rick Foley.
October 24, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 29 saves and Serge Bernier (1-1-2) snapped a 1-1 third period tie in Philly's 2-1 home win. Pierre Plante, the Flyers' first-round pick in 1971, scored 40 seconds into the game, the only goal he would score with Philadelphia.
November 3, 1971 -- Gary Smith stopped 21 shots in Chicago's 3-0 home win. All three Chicago goals came within eight minutes in the second period.
January 2, 1972 -- Pit Martin (1-4-5) led Chicago to a 6-2 home win. Chico Maki (1-2-3) and Bobby Hull (2-1-3) each had three points. Joe Watson fought Stan Mikita.
January 20, 1972 -- Simon Nolet and Bill Lesuk scored in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 3-2 come-from-behind victory in the Spectrum. Bruce Gamble made 28 saves including 8-for-8 against Stan Mikita.
February 16, 1972 -- Chicago rallied in the Stadium with three third period goals, two by Jim Pappin within a span of six seconds, in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie. The Flyers scored three goals in a four-plus minute span in the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Pappin scored at 2:57 and 3:03 (the NHL record for fastest two goals by one player is four seconds) of the third period and then Stan Mikita tied the game at the 5:08 mark. The game marked the NHL debut of Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor who made 29 saves.
March 23, 1972 -- Tony Esposito made 38 saves in Chicago's 4-2 win in the Spectrum. The Hawks led 3-0 after one period. The Flyers got within 3-2 but Jim Pappin scored with 41 seconds left in the middle period. In the third, Rick Foley, who scored the Flyers' second goal, was tossed for an elbowing penalty. Don McLeod, the Flyers' fourth string goalie, made the fourth and last appearance in his Flyers' career (Doug Favell (back), Bruce Gamble (heart) and Bobby Taylor (hand) were all injured). McLeod was replaced by Favell for the final period.
November 9, 1972 -- Rick MacLeish (3-0-3) netted his first NHL hat trick, off Tony Esposito, and Doug Favell made 33 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. MacLeish's first two goals followed by one from Bill Clement gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead at the 7:33 mark. After Chicago scored twice, MacLeish's last goal made it 4-2 late in the game. Philly outshot Chicago 42-36. Dave Schultz, in his second regular season NHL fight, hammered and bloodied Keith Magnuson.
December 20, 1972 -- Tony Esposito made 30 saves and Chico Maki scored twice in Chicago's 4-1 home win.
January 13, 1973 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored with under five minutes to play and the Flyers won 3-2 in Chicago. Philly entered the game with an all-time mark of 0-12-5 in 17 games (including two PO losses) played at Chicago. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) tied the game about seven minutes prior to Dorny's goal. Bill Flett also had three points. Michel Belhumeur was the winning goalie while Tony Esposito took the defeat.
February 11, 1973 -- Pit Martin (2-3-5) and Dennis Hull (2-2-4) led Chicago to a 7-2 victory. Bill White added three assists. Tony Esposito made 36 saves.
November 1, 1973 -- Bill Barber's 50-foot first period PPG was the game's lone tally and Bernie Parent stopped 25 shots in the Flyers' 1-0 victory. Parent recorded his fourth shutout in his 10th appearance since returning to the Flyers. Gary Dornhoefer made his season debut for the Flyers after missing the season's first nine games.
December 12, 1973 -- Gary Dornhoefer followed a Rick MacLeish goal and the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie in the Stadium. Chicago led 2-0 after the opening period but the Flyers tallied twice in the second period. Dornhoefer's goal was his first of the season; he missed 12 of the team's first 25 games. Bernie Parent made 31 stops.
December 22, 1973 -- Bobby Clarke's goal midway in the third period helped lift Philly to a 4-2 home win. Dave Schultz gave Philly a 1-0 lead then beat Keith Magnuson in a first period fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvSvtfk36yI ). After Chicago pulled ahead 2-1 in the third period, Simon Nolet's breakaway tied the score and Barry Ashbee added an ENG.
February 23, 1974 -- John Marks PPG with 5:32 to play snapped a scoreless tie and Chicago eventually beat the Flyers 3-1 in the Stadium. Bill Flett made it 2-1 with 17 seconds to play but the Hawks finished the scoring with one second to play via an ENG. Bernie Parent made 35 saves in the loss. Tony Esposito made 22 saves for the victory.
March 23, 1974 -- Tony Esposito made 33 saves in Chicago's 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Darcy Rota scored an early PPG with four seconds left on a Moose Dupont minor and the Hawks led the balance of the game.
December 5, 1974 -- In a game lauded by observers for its spectacular goaltending, the Flyers recorded a 3-2 home win. Fred Shero said it was the best game of the year, even better than the most recent NHL playoffs. Bernie Parent made 30 saves while Tony Esposito stopped 31 shots. Jim Watson, Rick MacLeish and Reggie Leach scored for the Flyers.
December 28, 1974 -- Tony Esposito made 22 saves and Chicago snapped the Flyers 12-game unbeaten streak (10-0-2) with a 2-1 victory. Dave Schultz and Keith Magnuson fought 1:29 into the contest ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwTnWXVk0X8 ). Dennis Hull's first period PPG gave the Hawks a lead they'd never relinquish.
February 13, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish had three points (1-2-3) and Bernie Parent made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Chicago 37-27. Orest Kindrachuk and goalie Tony Esposito were issued fighting majors, with Esposito getting an additional minor, in the scoreless first period. Philly scored three times in the middle period. The Flyers played Kate Smith's "God Bless America" for the 44th time (40-3-1).
March 29, 1975 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-2 win in Chicago, the franchise's second win at the Stadium. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and the offense was led by the sizzling Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) who scored the go-ahead goal. Clarke had his second straight four-point game (also against the California Golden Seals) and recorded a point in his 16th consecutive game (eventually reached 18) in which he had 38 points (7-31-38). Philly entered the game with a 1-15-6 (including POs) all-time mark in 22 games played in Chicago.
March 30, 1975 -- Philly swept the home-and-home series as Rick MacLeish tallied three points (1-2-3) and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the 4-1 home win. Bobby Clarke (0-2-2), who stretched his consecutive games streak with at least one point to 17 games, Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Gary Dornhoefer (1-1-2) each had two points. The Flyers outshot Chicago 32-19.
November 5, 1975 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Chicago. The Flyers led 4-1 with less than 10 minutes to play. Grant Mulvey scored two of the Hawks three third period goals. Bobby Clarke had two first period goals. The Flyers outshot Chicago 43-24 including 32-12 through two periods.
November 13, 1975 -- The Flyers set a team-record for fastest four goals in a span of 2:53 (covering two periods) as part of a stunning rally in a 5-5 tie in Philly. Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) sparked the rally with a pair of goals in the final 24 seconds of the middle period to close the gap to 5-3. Bill Barber and Dave Schultz scored in the first 2:29 of the third period. Chicago led 5-1 and had a 5-minute major (Jack McIlhargey, spearing) advantage near the game's midway stage but the Flyers killed the penalty. The Blackhawks' John Marks set an NHL record for the fastest two goals at the start of a game when he gave Chicago a 2-0 lead 33 seconds into the contest. Said Chicago netminder Gilles Villemure "You're never safe against them (Flyers)."
December 4, 1975 -- Dave Schultz scored consecutive first period goals and Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. Tony Esposito made 38 saves. After Andre Dupont tied the game 1-1, Schultz scored 13 seconds later then gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Schultz was named the game's top star.
December 17, 1975 -- Bob Kelly scored the GWG with under nine minutes to play and Reggie Leach had two points in a span of 96 seconds in the third period in Philly's 4-2 win at Chicago. Wayne Stephenson picked up his 20th victory of the season by making 27 saves.
January 18, 1976 -- Tony Esposito recorded his 56th career shutout by making 35 saves and John Marks scored an early second period PPG in Chicago's 2-0 home win. Marks was named to the 1976 NHL All-Star Game to be played two days later in Philadelphia. J.P. Bordeleau added a third period goal. Dale Tallon picked up two assists. Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves. The game was played the same day as Super Bowl X. The Flyers were 5-0-2 in their previous seven games against the Hawks and entered the game with a seven-game winning streak. Dave Schultz had 27 PIMs, his fourth highest total as a Flyer in a regular season game, including a game misconduct near the end of the first period. Earlier in the period, he fought Keith Magnuson and the Flyers' Jack McIlhargey was issued a game misconduct.
October 21, 1976 -- Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Don Saleski (1-2-3) had three points each leading the Flyers to a 5-1 home win. Tony Esposito (23 saves, 26 shots) was removed late in the second period after the Flyers went ahead 3-1 and his replacement Michel Dumas (15 saves, 17 shots) went the remainder of the game. The Flyers outshot Chicago 43-19.
November 10, 1976 --The Blackhawks' John Marks scored with 5:37 to play and the teams settled for a 2-2 tie in Chicago. Bernie Parent, who made 28 saves, said of Marks' goal "It was such an exceptional shot and right on the mark." Gary Dornhoefer and Orest Kindrachuk scored for the Flyers. Tony Esposito made 32 saves. Paul Holmgren and Bob Murray hooked up in a fight.
December 16, 1976 -- The Flyers stretched their unbeaten streak to 13 games (9-0-4) by scoring three times in the third period of a 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 19 saves and ten Flyers recorded a single point. Larry Goodenough's first period goal held until Rick MacLeish made it 2-0 in the third period. Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke also scored. Philly outshot Chicago 46-20, including 30-11 the last two periods and 16-4 in the third period. Four third period fights included Bob Kelly-Keith Magnuson, Paul Holmgren-Dave Logan, Ross Lonsberry-John Marks ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvNxruVtYiI ) and Jack McIlhargey-Ivan Boldirev ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUjZP8Xkc_w ). Tony Esposito made 42 saves in the loss. Bob Murray was carted off the ice on a stretcher after being checked by Mel Bridgman (minor penalty). Afterwards, Chicago's head coach Billy Reay said "I can't figure (referee Ron) Wicks out. But the Flyers sent their clowns out to intimidate us and they were successful." In response, Clarke said "Clowns? Reay leaves himself wide open considering what he's got going on there. But what the heck. Clowns? That is one of the better things said about us."
January 23, 1977 -- The Flyers outshot the Hawks 17-4 in the first period but Tony Esposito held Chicago in the game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Jim Watson scored the last goal with under 12 minutes remaining.
February 3, 1977 -- Bernie Parent recorded his 44th career shutout (24 saves) while Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Bob Kelly (0-3-3) led the offense in Philadelphia's 6-0 home win. Paul Holmgren suffered a shoulder separation and didn't return until March.
October 13, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 35 saves and Don Saleski (2-1-3) had three points in the Flyers' season opener, a 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach (1-1-2), Bob Dailey (1-1-2) and Barry Dean (0-2-2) had two points. Pit Martin scored 2:28 into the game to give Chicago a lead. With 28 seconds to play in the middle period, Tom Bladon was ejected while the Blackhawks' Bob Kelly received a major. Harvey Bennett and Grant Mulvey were tossed late in the game. Because of a preseason brawl against Boston, the Flyers were without the suspended Paul Holmgren, Jimmy Watson and Bob Kelly. Chicago played without Keith Magnuson and Dale Tallon. Hawks' D-men Randy Holt and Dave Logan were on the ice for the first four goals. It was Bob Pulford's debut behind the bench of the Blackhawks. Chicago held a 36-33 shots advantage.
October 26, 1977 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Chicago as Mike Veisor made 34 saves for Chicago and Bernie Parent stopped 28 shots for the Flyers. Bill Barber evened the game in the third period.
December 10, 1977 -- Don Saleski scored his second goal of the game with under seven minutes to play to snap a 2-2 tie and the Flyers skated to a 4-2 home win. Saleski's first goal tied the game 1-1. Paul Holmgren evened the score 2-2 with 16 seconds left in the second period. Wayne Stephenson made 17 saves. Tony Esposito made 32 stops. The Flyers were 10-1-5 in their last 16 meetings with Chicago.
January 11, 1978 -- Doug Wilson's PPG with 3:56 remaining gave Chicago a 5-4 home win. It was Chicago's third PPG of the game and second in the third period. Reggie Leach tied it 4-4 with 5:23 to play in the third period but 52 seconds later Orest Kindrachuk was penalized setting up Wilson's winner. In the opening five minutes of the game, Paul Holmgren and Grant Mulvey fought and later Bob Kelly battled Phil Russell. The game was tied 2-2 after one period. With the game tied 3-3 late in the second period, the Flyers failed to score on a full 2-minute 5-on-3 advantage with Russell (playing with a broken stick) and Bob Murray (unsportsmanlike penalty) were in the box. Afterwards, Murray questioned referee Bruce Hood "He gave me two for unsportmanlike?! I didn't swear." During a 5-minute high-sticking major to Mel Bridgman in the third period (Keith Magnuson lost two teeth), Murray scored a PPG to give Chicago a 4-3 lead. After the game, Bridgman said "The call was a disgrace" and Fred Shero stated "Hood didn't see it. (Linesman Leon) Stickle saw the play and told him about it. How can Hood call a 5-minute major if he didn't see it?" Bobby Clarke said "The refereeing was horse feathers. Cheesy call like that late in the game. He's a lightweight to call that. Refereeing shouldn't change the outcome of a game. It did tonight."
February 1, 1978 -- Despite being outshot 18-2 in the third period and 37-14 in the game, the Hawks won 3-1 at home. Tony Esposito made 36 saves and Cliff Koroll scored twice in the second period. John Marks scored the only goal in the opening period. After the game, Bernie Parent, who made faced just 14 shots, said "We continue to keep Marks in the League. He loves beating us." The game had four fights including a brawl in the first period highlighted by Bob Kelly-Bob Murray and Dave Hoyda-Battleship Kelly. Bobby Clarke and Stan Mikita received fighting majors in the second and Hoyda fought Keith Magnuson later in that period.
November 16, 1978 -- Mike Veisor made 43 saves and assisted on the go-ahead goal in Chicago's 4-3 win in the Stadium. The Flyers outshot the Hawks 37-12 over the last two periods including 18-6 in the third period. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but Chicago scored two early third period goals. Dave Logan of Chicago fought Bob Kelly and Paul Holmgren.
March 8, 1979 -- Mike Veisor made 33 saves in Chicago's 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Stan Mikita and Troy Murray each had three points. Mikita's points lifted him to third place behind Gordie Howe and Phil Esposito on the NHL's all-time points list.
March 14, 1979 -- The Flyers finally solved Mike Veisor, who entered this game 3-0-0 against Philadelphia this season, in a 3-0 win at Chicago. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had a goal and an assist. Wayne Stephenson faced 15 shots and recorded his 14th career shutout. Rick MacLeish had nine shots. It was the Flyers fourth win in 32 games at Chicago.
December 9, 1979 -- The Flyers set a team-record with their 24th (17-0-7) game without a loss (eventually reached an NHL-record 35 games) in a 4-4 home tie. Chicago's Terry Ruskowski scored with 50 seconds left. Brian Propp gave Philly a 4-3 lead with under four minutes to play. Tim Higgins (2-0-2) and Doug Wilson (1-2-3) led the Blackhawks. Chicago held an 8-3 shots advantage in the first period but Philly held a 2-0 lead. Though Philly outshot Chicago 15-4 in the final period, the Hawks out-scored the Flyers 3-2.
January 17, 1980 -- Paul Holmgren scored twice and Pete Peeters made 21 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 home win. Bob Dailey's SHG made it 2-0 with Holmgren in the box. Philly outshot Chicago 47-22. Mike Veisor made 42 saves for the Hawks.
March 12, 1980 -- The Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit and the teams played a controversial 6-6 tie in Chicago. When Ron Sedlbauer (2-2-4)'s goal 19 seconds into the third period gave Chicago a 3-2 lead, Flyers' goalie Phil Myre smashed his stick against the booth of the goal judge repeatedly and then blasted the off-ice official for allowing the goal which perhaps entered through the side or back of the net. When Myre was overruled, he was given an unsportsmanlike minor and a 10-minute misconduct as he tossed his his stick and glove and made obscene gestures to the crowd. Said Myre "It was the most crooked call I have ever seen in my life." On the powerplay, Bob Murray scored to make it 4-2. Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn said "It's our livelihood and he (the goal judge) cost us the game." The game was scoreless after one period and deadlocked 2-2 after two periods. Chicago scored twice in 58 seconds to pull ahead 4-2 in the third period. The Flyers (a pre-game record of 43-7-15) responded with four goals in a span of 10:02, including two in 12 seconds, to take a 6-4 lead. Paul Holmgren had three third period assists and Bill Barber and Ken Linseman scored twice. Rich Preston scored twice for Chicago. Tony Esposito played his 700th game as a member of the Hawks. The Flyers held a 38-37 shots advantage.
December 4, 1980 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) combined for three PPGs in the Flyers' 7-5 home win. Jimmy Watson scored the go-ahead goal at 9:46 of the opening period to give Philly a lead it never relinquished at 2-1. Philly led 6-3 after two periods but Chicago scored twice to open the third before Tom Gorence's late goal ended the scoring. Pete Peeters made 27 saves. Reg Kerr had two goals for Chicago.
December 10, 1980 -- Bill Barber scored twice and Pete Peeters had 39 saves in a 2-2 tie at the Stadium. Grant Mulvey had 12 shots for Chicago and finally beat Peeters, on the PP, with 3:19 remaining in the third period. The game included 132 PIMs and seven 10-minute misconducts started when Tom Gorecne and Dave Hutchinson fought which led to a bench-clearing brawl; terry ruskowski of Chicago was tossed as third man in. Chicago head coach Keith Magnuson said "What bothered me tonight is Philadelphia got away with murder. They jabbed. They poked our players in their backs with their sticks and I feel the referees did not call enough penalties."
March 18, 1981 -- Tony Esposito made 25 saves in the Blackhawks' 5-1 home win. Bob Murray and Doug Wilson started the scoring and Chicago led 3-0 at the 11:48 mark. Paul Holmgren and Al Secord wrestled in a brief fight resulting in 17 PIMs for each player.
March 21, 1981 -- Reggie Leach scored the lone third period goal in a 4-4 tie at Philly. Rick MacLeish had two goals. Paul Holmgren (1-1-2) was chosen the game's top star with a game-high seven shots. Tony Esposito made 34 saves.
December 23, 1981 -- The Flyers out-scored the Blackhawks 5-1 in the second period en route to a 7-6 win at Chicago. Ken Linseman (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) led the offense and Pete Peeters made 31 saves. Chicago led 2-0 at the 5:21 mark then Bob Hoffmeyer topped Jerome Dupont in a battle 14 seconds later. After two separate minors, Philly scored a pair of SHGs in a span of 1:22 to make it 2-2. Three of the Flyers' five second period goals came in a span of 1:41. Chicago scored three third period goals, two on the PP and one by Doug Crosmman. Al Secord scored twice for Chicago.
March 6, 1982 -- Murray Bannerman made 41 saves and the Hawks scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at home. The Flyers led 1-0 through 39+ minutes. Fifteen seconds after the Hawks made it 3-1, Brad Marsh and John Marks received fighting majors while the other eight skaters each received 10-minute misconducts.
March 18, 1982 -- In what turned out to be Pat Quinn's final game as the Flyers' head coach, Darryl Sittler scored his 400th NHL goal with 22 seconds to play, in a 4-4 tie. Sittler had two goals and 10 shots on goal. Murray Bannerman made 44 saves for Chicago. The Hawks went 3-for-5 on the PP. Quinn was fired after the next day's practice as the Flyers had won just six of the prior 28 games (6-14-8) and finished with a 4-2-2 mark under successor Bob McCammon before losing in the first round of the playoffs.
January 2, 1983 -- Lindsay Carson scored the only two goals of the third period and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Chicago. Carson's ENG secured the Flyers' six game road trip with a perfect 6-0-0 mark. Nineteen seconds after Paul Holmgren tied the game, the Flyers challenged Denis Savard's stick and it was determined to be illegal; however, the Hawks killed the minor penalty.
January 15, 1983 -- The Flyers' team-record (since broken) 10-game winning streak was snapped in a 4-4 Saturday afernoon home tie. Down 4-2, the Blackhawks scored twice in a 7-second span early in the third period. Bill Barber suffered a broken jaw and a 10-stitch cut when he dove trying to prevent a breakaway. The skate of Chicago's Peter Marsh nearly severed Barber's ear and though he did not miss any games, he eventually lost 15 pounds while his jaw was wired shut for a month and he was restricted to a liquid-only diet. Frank Bathe scored his first goal of the season, which gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead, 56 seconds prior to the Hawks tying goal. The goal by Bathe was the third and last of his regular season NHL career. Five Flyers had two-point efforts led by Brian Propp and Mark Howe who each had a goal and an assist. Goalie Michel Larocque made his first of two appearances for the Flyers. Denis Savard picked up a spearing major on Ray Allison in the first period. Allison fought Steve Ludzik in the second period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ejmbqo33o and Bob Hoffmeyer fought Curt Fraser -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCSYN5Sp4s .
March 8, 1983 -- Tony Esposito made 28 saves and Steve Larmer and Rick Paterson scored PPGs in the first period in Chicago's 4-1 win at Philly. Pelle Lindbergh gave up four goals and was removed for Bob Froese in the second period.
June 8, 1983 -- Doug Crossman was traded to Philadelphia with Chicago's 2nd round choice (Scott Mellanby) in the 1984 Entry Draft for Behn Wilson. At the time of the trade, Flyers' GM/head coach Bob McCammon said "Doug Crossman is a possible player that could compare to a Mark Howe. He's very mobile and he moves with the puck...and with the pick (next year), we'll get a player who will play in the National Hockey League."
December 8, 1983 -- Brian Propp scored with 3:05 left to propel the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Philly scored twice in the first period but Chicago responded with a pair in the middle period. Propp and Denis Savard were issues fighting majors in the second period. Bob Froese made 32 saves in the win. Chicago head coach Orval Tessier criticized the NHL and refs saying "Today we paid a heavy price in Florida (Board of Governors' meetings) and tonight we paid again. I hope the league tells the officials that we've paid our price and to leave us alone." The reference was to the NHL's upholding a 20-game suspension to Chicago's Tom Lysiak for upending an official with his stick. Doug Crossman said of his meeting his former team for the first time "The emphasis here is a little different. More defensive-minded. Here, we try to win 3-1. And all the bonuses are team bonuses. In Chicago, the bonuses are for the individual."
December 21, 1983 -- Miroslav Dvorak's goal with 54 seconds to play, on a terrific play by Bobby Clarke, lifted the Flyers to a 3-3 tie in Chicago. Earlier in the game, Clarke, who was named the game's third star, suffered a seven-stitch cut eyelid from the skate blade of the Blackhawks' Steve Ludzik. "I couldn't see anything. The eye was full of blood. The doctor said I was real lucky," said Clarke. Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon said "I thought when he returned that I would use him sparingly but how do you say no to Bobby Clarke." With blood on his jersey and a cut from his eye to his nose, Clarke set up Dvorak's tying tally when he checked Bob Murray from behind the net, stole the puck and made a perfect feed. Clarke said of his play on Murray "I knew something had to be done to get us going." Murray said "I thought I was hit by a truck." Chicago's head coach Orval Tessier said Clarke should have been penalized for charging. "I can show you the tape. He went 40 or 50 feet from hash mark along the boards. But it was a great play. We just felt it should have been a charging penalty." The Hawks led 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 with under 10 to play in the game. Bob Froese made 36 saves for the Flyers. Ken Yaremchuk (1-1-2) and Murray Bannerman (31 saves) were named the game's top two stars.
January 29, 1984 -- Mark Howe's 50-foot blast with one second to play stunned the vocal Chicago Stadium crowd and gave Philly a 5-5 tie. Howe (2-1-3) had three points. Ex-Flyer Behn Wilson had two points (1-1-2) in the opening period but the Flyers led 4-3 after one. Denis Savard (1-2-3), Steve Larmer (0-3-3) and Paul Gardner (2-0-2) led Chicago. Philly outshot Chicago 44-25 including 20-7 in the first period. Tony Esposito, in his final season, made 39 saves. The game was aired nationally on the USA Network.
November 27, 1984 -- The Flyers led 3-0 less than five minutes into the game and held on for a 4-2 home win. After Brian Propp scored to make it 3-0, Chicago's Bill Gardner scored twice to narrow the gap to one goal after 20 minutes. Lindsay Carson (1-1-2) scored the only goal over the last 44+ minutes. The Flyers had 48 shots on Warren Skorodenski and outshot Chicago 34-13 over the last 40 minutes.
January 10, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves in Philly's 6-1 home win. The Flyers scored four third period goals in a span of about 10 minutes. Six Flyers scored including Brian Propp (1-2-3) who had the key goal with 56 seconds left in the middle period to snap a 1-1 tie. Philly had 44 shots on Murray Bannerman.
March 27, 1985 -- The Blackhawks scored four third period goals and snapped Philly's 11-game win streak, 5-2 in Chicago. Brian Propp's second goal tied the game 2-2 in the third period which led to the removal of goalie Murray Bannerman (22 saves) for Warren Skorodenski (7-for-7). Steve Ludzik put Chicago on top 43 seconds later, 7:34 into the third period, and later expressed surprise that the referee allowed play to continue after the puck had landed in the mesh behind the Flyers' net. In the last four minutes, the Hawks scored twice in a 28-second span. At 19:38, the game turned nasty when Rich Sutter and Jerry Dupont were issued spearing majors while Chicago's Behn Wilson and Philly's Tim Kerr fought. Philly ended the 1984-85 season with 16 wins in the last 17 games, this was the lone blemish. Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan called Chicago's effort "inspirational."
October 20, 1985 -- Bob Froese made 29 saves and Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored the GWG in Philly's 5-2 win at Chicago. In the final period, the Flyers held a 3-0 goals advantage, Propp, Murray Craven and Mark Howe each had two points and Dave Brown added an insurance goal. Brad Marsh fought Al Secord in the first period. Brown and Secord fought in the third period. Murray Bannerman made 38 saves for Chicago.
November 7, 1985 -- In Pelle Lindbergh's final game, the Flyers scored six unanswered goals, including two each from Mark Howe and Tim Kerr, in a 6-2 win at the Spectrum, the team's ninth straight win. Ron Sutter had three (1-2-3) points. Lindbergh, who made 18 saves, was the reserve netminder during the Flyers next game (home to Boston), hours prior to his fatal car accident.
November 20, 1986 -- Tim Kerr (4-1-5) had a brilliant performance with four straight goals, an assist and nine shots in the Flyers 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Brian Propp (1-3-4), Murray Craven (0-3-3) and Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) finished out the scoring. The four Flyers combined for all 14 (5-9-14) points. Ron Hextall made 24 saves and the only goal to beat him was by Illinois-born Mark LaVarre, the first of his brief NHL career, just 63 seconds into the game.
January 21, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 44 saves but a Troy Murray (2-1-3) goal with 1:03 to play gave the Hawks a 5-5 tie in Chicago Stadium. Five Flyers' scored including Peter Zezel (1-1-2). Murray, who scored twice for Chicago, said "I have really had a terrible season and I've had to hang my head after those terrible performances. Just because I scored two goals, it does not make up for all the bad games." A streaky game, Philadelphia led 2-0, the Blackhawks pulled ahead 3-2, then the Flyers went ahead 5-3 before the Hawks scored twice in the third period. One of the Flyers' goals was a 70-footer by Doug Crossman. Chicago outshot the Flyers 49-35 including 21-4 in the third and OT combined. Mark Howe was cut during a fight with Denis Savard 24 seconds prior to the tying goal. Some Flyers were of the opinion that Savard threw a cheap-shot during the fight. Savard ended up with an infected hand and missed the following three games, including two nights later in Philadelphia -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6XmF7NFlX0
January 23, 1987 -- Lindsay Carson's rebound goal with 2:14 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 home win. Thirty-five seconds into the game, Don Nachbaur fought Gary Nyland who was assessed an instigator penalty leading to an upset Hawks' bench an additonal two minutes for a delay of the game penalty. While on the advantage, Tim Kerr (2-1-3) made it 1-0 at the 2:16 mark. Steve Larmer scored twice giving Chicago a 2-1 lead before Scott Mellanby added a PPG late in the second period. Kerr and Ed Olczyk swapped third period goals.
October 11, 1987 -- Rick Vaive (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period and Bob Mason made 33 saves in Chicago's 5-3 home win. The Hawks broke open a 2-2 tie with three third period goals, the last two coming within seven seconds. The Flyers outshot Chicago 36-32 but the Hawks held an 18-10 advantage in the last period. Scott Mellanby led Philly with two (1-1-2) points. Doug Crossman fought Duane Sutter.
March 13, 1988 -- Dirk Graham's OT goal completed a four-goal rally as the Hawks won 5-4 in Chicago. The Flyers led 4-1 but the Hawks struck back with two goals in 19 seconds to narrow the score to 4-3 after two periods. Bob Mason made 27 saves, Bob McGill scored twice and Denis Savard added his 40th goal for Chicago. Ron Hextall made 32 saves, Derrick Smith (1-1-2) had two points and Scott Mellanby scored in the opening minute for Philly.
March 17, 1988 -- Bob Mason made 45 saves and Denis Savard's goal 37 seconds into OT lifted Chicago to a 4-3 win in Philly. The Blackhawks scored three times in the second period including a go-ahead goal by ex-Flyer Behn Wilson. However, Doug Crossman, the Flyers' player acquired for Wilson, assisted on two third period goals which knotted the game 3-3. Philly outshot Chicago 48-27 including 19-2 during the opening period when Scott Mellanby, who had a game-high eight shots, scored the only goal. In the third period, Mellanby fought Trent Yawney ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUgL-FbhYY ).
December 10, 1988 -- Derrick Smith registered his lone career Flyers' hat trick in Philly's 6-4 home win. Smith completed the hat trick during a 4-on-4 with Rick Tocchet (five minutes for high-sticking plus a game misconduct) and Steve Thomas penalized (minor). It was the Flyers' first game against former head coach Mike Keenan. After a scoreless first period, the Flyers made it 2-0 with two strikes in 30 seconds and expanded the lead to 5-2 after two periods. Troy Murray scored twice in the third to bring Chicago within one goal. Tim Kerr was also ejected for a high-sticking major. Jimmy Waite gave up five goals on 17 shots and was replaced by Darren Pang. Ron Hextall made 23 saves for the win. It was Chicago's ninth straight loss (skid snapped the following night).
March 22, 1989 -- Dave Poulin scored with 1:54 to play and the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit to win 3-2 at Chicago. Ron Sutter and Terry Carkner scored earlier goals. Scott Mellanby had two assists. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Rick Tocchet's team-record scoring in consecutive games ended at nine. The Flyers clinched a playoff spot for the 17th straight season.
January 6, 1990 -- Adam Creighton (2-1-3) recorded at least one point in his 14th straight game in Chicago's 8-5 home win. Denis Savard (1-2-3), Trent Yawney (1-2-3) and Steve Larmer (0-3-3) also had three points. The Blackhawks scored four PPGs including 3-for-4 in the second period when they took a 5-1 lead. The Flyers out-scored the Blackhawks 4-3 in the final five minutes of regulation, the seven goals coming in a span of 4:40. Alain Chevrier made 32 saves for the win. Ken Wregget (23 saves, 28 shots) was replaced by Pete Peeters (10 saves, 12 shots). Chicago held a 41-37 shots advantage. Scott Mellanby (1-2-3) and Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) led the Flyers' offense. Rick Tocchet fought Bob McGill --
January 11, 1990 --Al Secord, who played the prior season with the Flyers, recorded a hat trick and led Chicago to a 5-4 win in Philly. The Hawks led 2-1 after one period then the teams skated to a scoreless second period. The Flyers scored twice in the first 75 seconds of the third to take a 3-2 lead. Secord (3-0-3) scored consecutive goals in a span of 1:59 to complete a hat trick. Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) added an ENG to make it 5-3 before Kerry Huffman finished the scoring. Dirk Graham had three assists for Chicago. Kjell Samuelsson (0-3-3) and Ron Sutter (2-0-2) led the Flyers. The Hawks held a 2-1 lead after one period with a 21-18 shots advantage. Each team scored three times in the third period and Philly held an 11-6 shots edge. The final shots total was 40-36 for the Flyers. Video clip involving minor penalties -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcnHz1YLLV0
February 25, 1990 -- Dirk Graham (2-1-3) scored twice, leading Chicago to a 4-1 victory in the Stadium. Chicago scored three PPGs. The Hawks outshot the Flyers 20-3 in the first period and held a 1-0 lead. The feisty game featured multiple first period fights including Terry Carkner-Wayne Van Dorp just 42 seconds into the game; Carkner was ejected for a high-sticking major. Later in the first, Chicago's Steve Konroyd was tossed. In the final minute of regulation, Craig Berube and Jeremy Roenick fought. Ron Hextall, who made 33 saves, picked up a 10-minute misconduct in that fight. Jacques Cloutier made 24 saves in the win. Rick Tocchet and Keith Brown fought against each other for the third time in their careers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGgKj0ecGXk
November 3, 1990 -- Ed Belfour made 26 saves in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win in Philly. Steve Larmer (1-1-2) scored less than three minutes into the game and that goal held up until Chicago made it 2-0 in the third period. Tim Kerr's 5-on-3 PPG made it 2-1 but Chicago added an ENG.
December 9, 1990 -- Ron Hextall played his first NHL game in about six weeks and helped the Flyers record a 5-4 win in Chicago. Hextall made 29 saves including 17 in the second period when the Flyers were outshot 18-4. Philly led 3-1 after one period. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) and Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) led Philly. Dave Manson (2-0-2) and Dirk Graham (0-3-3) led Chicago.
February 18, 1991 -- Pelle Eklund, in his second game back from a hip injury, had three points (1-2-3) and Scott Mellanby snapped a tie in Philly's 5-3 home win. Ken Wregget made 24 saves. The Flyers' PP unit went 3-for-7. Mike Ricci and Eklund scored PPGs that made the score 2-0. Rick Tocchet tied the game 3-3 with his 200th NHL goal. Bill Armstrong, in what would be the only game in his NHL career, had a point on the GWG. Ron Sutter made it 5-3.
December 14, 1991 -- Dan Quinn scored with 1:28 to play in the third period and the game ended in a 1-1 OT tie at Philly. Chicago outshot the Flyers 42-34. Dominic Roussel made 41 saves for the Flyers. Ed Belfour made 33 saves for the Blackhawks. Steve Smith scored in the first period for Chicago. Rod Buskas and Rod Dallman fought, one of two career games for Dallman as a Flyer. Rick Tocchet suffered an eye injury during a scrum involving Mike Ricci and Michel Goulet in which blades were raised; Tocchet escaped serious injury and missed only the following night's game.
December 15, 1991 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Chicago. Brian Noonan's second goal tied the score with 2:16 remaining. Andrei Lomakin (1-2-3) led the Flyers. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods, each team scored three third period goals. It was the Flyers' fourth straight tie which equalled a team mark but also continued a slump of 1-7-5 in the last 13 games. Claude Boivin fought Mike Peluso.
January 14, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Hextall was a perfect 17-for-17 in the opening period. Brent Sutter evened the game in the third period after Dave Brown gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the middle period. The Flyers were outshot 34-17 in the game.
October 29, 1992 -- Jocelyn Lemieux scored with 2:56 to play and this game ended 5-5. Chicago outshot Philly 32-11 in the first 40 minutes but with the score 4-3 in the Flyers' favor. Jimmy Waite was replaced by Eddie Belfour. Eric Lindros and Mark Recchi each scored twice for Philly. The Hawks outshot the Flyers 47-27 in the game and Dominic Roussel made 42 saves. The teams tied for the fourth straight meeting.
December 19, 1992 -- Mark Recchi scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Doug Evans added two points. Eric Lindros had an assist as he returned to the lineup after missing nine games (covering 27 days) with a knee sprain. The Flyers entered the game 2-7-0 in the last nine while Chicago was 6-0-1 in the last seven. A scrum in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvkTg-gPPjk ) and Dave Brown fought Stu Grimson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJjmf9FfWZE ).
October 31, 1993 -- The line of Kevin Dineen (4-1-5), Rod Brind'Amour (1-4-5) and Josef Beranek (0-4-4) had 13 points and Dominic Roussel became the third goalie in NHL history to reach nine wins for the month of October in the Flyers' 9-6 win at Chicago. Ed Belfour (16 saves on 25 shots) was beaten nine times and afterwards said "I tried to relax out there tonight and you can see that didn't work. To be relaxed like I was tonight, that's not what I'm about." The comments followed a heated discussion between Belfour and head coach Darryl Sutter from two days ago when Belfour was tossed in Toronto. Rumors circulated that the Blackhawks were in the stages of making a major trade involving the New York Rangers (eventual three-way trade with NYR and Hartford on November 2). The Flyers led 3-1 after one period. In the second, Joe Murphy was ejected for slashing the Flyers' Jason Bowen in the stomach to which Sutter said "That wasn't a major penalty" and Greg Hawgood scored on the PP to make it 4-1. The Flyers led 6-4 after 40 minutes. Chicago tied the game at 6-6 2:15 into the third period. Dineen scored the go-ahead goal 3:26 later. Jeremy Roenick (0-3-3) and Brian Noonan (2-0-2) led the Blackhawks' offense but Sutter said of Noonan "He's been awful. He is on course to score 16 goals. Maybe that's all right with him." Noonan was traded March 21, 1994 to the Rangers. The Flyers had the NHL's second-best total of 18 points and best in the Eastern Conference.
December 18, 1993 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon in the Spectrum. Garry Galley earned the unwanted distinction of shooting the puck into his own net when, with Tommy Sodestrom out for an extra skater during a delayed penalty, his attempted pass to Kevin Dineen landed 180 feet away into Flyers' net (Christian Ruutuu was awarded the goal). Galley redeemed himself as 45 seconds later he assisted on Yves Racine's 5-on-3 PPG. The Flyers other goal was a SHG by Al Conroy who finished a terrific feed from Eric Lindros on a 2-on-1 break. Lindros also tagged Chris Chelios twice and drilled Eric Weinrich, who had difficulty breathing in the seconds after the hit. It was Lindros' second game back in the lineup after missing 14 games due to a knee injury. Jeff Hackett made 34 saves for Chicago. When asked about Galley's error, Chicago head coach Darryl Sutter said "I did the same thing about ten years ago."
February 16, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis was traded to the Flyers for Bob Wilkie and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (used to select Kyle Calder) in the 1997 Entry Draft.
October 22, 1995 -- The Blackhawks ended an 0-4-5 skid against the Flyers with a 5-4 win in Chicago. Joe Murphy, who was benched in recent games, scored the GWG, his first tally of the season. Eric Daze had two goals and Bernie Nicholls had three points. The Flyers led 3-1 after one period but the Hawks evened the score 4-4 after two periods. Kevin Dineen was a -4. The Flyers fell to 5-1-1 that season after seven games.
February 25, 1996 -- Kjell Samuellson blasted a slap shot that ricocheted off Chris Chelios' skate and deflected just inside the left post with 21 seconds remaining in the Flyers' 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins and Dan Quinn combined for seven of the nine individual points. Ron Hextall made 17 saves for the victory while Ed Belfour stopped 28 shots in defeat.
November 9, 1996 -- Gary Suter (1-1-2) and Tony Amonte (1-1-2, ENG) and Jeff Hackett (33 saves) led Chicago to a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers out-shot Chicago 17-15 in the second period and 34-26 in the game. Murray Craven gave Chicago a 3-0 lead. Alex Zhamnov had two assists. Garth Snow was replaced after giving up three goals on 19 shots; Ron Hextall stopped the six shots he faced.
December 22, 1996 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Chicago. The Blackhawks led 2-0 in the first period and Sergei Krivokrasov's goal snapped Philadelphia's team-record shutout streak at 265:08 when he scored 2:38 into the first period. The Flyers won their previous four games that season by a combined 19-0 score. Eric Lindros scored twice in a span of 48 seconds in the middle period and had nine shots on goal. His second goal was followed by a cross-checking major and ejection to the Hawks' Enrico Ciccone (minor to Chris Therien, too) but the Flyers were penalized for two minors during the advantage. Tony Amonte of Chicago said "He (Lindros) is the best player in the League. No doubt." Paul Coffey suffered an injury in the morning skate and didn't dress and, in addition, defensemen Kjell Samuelsson and Petr Svoboda were injured during the game and did not return. Garth Snow made 25 saves. Ed Belfour made 30 stops for Chicago. The tie ended Philly's seven-game winning streak but extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2).
December 12, 1997 -- Garth Snow made 30 saves and the Flyers scored a pair of third period goals 13 seconds apart in a 3-2 win at Chicago. Alex Zhamnov scored 20 seconds into the game for Chicago. The score was 1-1 before Chris Gratton and Colin Forbes gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Andrei Trefilov made his first appearance for the Blackhawks since he was acquired from Buffalo. Ethan Moreau of Chicago suffered a broken right ankle midway through the opening period when he got tangled up with Luke Richardson and fell awkwardly; he missed about six weeks.
March 31, 1998 -- John LeClair scored his second goal of the game, the lone goal of the third period, in a 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Sean Burke made 25 saves for the Flyers. Alexei Zhamnov had both Chicago goals. Dainius Zubrus was ejected late in the second period for a high-sticking major against Chris Chelios and eventually suspended two games and fined $1,000. Dan Kordic-Ryan VandenBussche had a toe-to-toe battle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhQ6MemwlI
December 19, 1998 -- Marc Bureau and Dan McGillis scored in the opening 8:23 in Philly's 3-1 home win. JVB made made 23 saves and his shutout bid was spoiled by Tony Amonte with 3:36 to play. Mark Fitzpatrick made 37 saves. Philly held a 30-9 shots advantage after two periods and 40-24 in the game. Roman Vopat (22 PIMs) and Reid Simpson fought twice ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SWjSvS4b8E ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C54aAxvIkQ ).
December 26, 1998 -- Eric Lindros scored 36 seconds into the game, the Flyers dominated the opening period with a 14-3 shot attack, led 2-0 after 20 minutes, and eventually won 3-2 at Chicago. Valeri Zelepukin gave Philly a 3-1 lead with a third period goal. Keith Jones and Rod Brind'Amour had two assists each and JVB made 18 saves. Doug Gilmour scored both Chicago goals and picked up his 1,200th career point. Lindros received a slashing major and game misconduct at 12:17 of the second period when he used his stick to knock away Chelios' stick and the Chicago captain fell into the boards. Said Lindros "The linesman called it and I was shocked. I beat him (Chelios) on an icing and it looked like he hurt himself when he fell into the boards. What can I do, what can I say? If I say anything I'm fined, but I disagree with the call. It's bizarre." When Chelios was asked about Lindros' action, he responded "(He did) nothing. I fell into the boards and jammed my hand." Since Bob Probert was issued a minor, Chicago had a 3-minute PP but did not score. The NHL later rescinded the misconduct penalty to Lindros which could have resulted in a one-game suspension because video clearly showed Lindros was not guilty. Referee Dave Jackson initially did not call a penalty but after conferring with his linesmen opted to infract and toss Lindros.
February 22, 2000 -- John LeClair recorded his 300th NHL goal, Valeri Zelepukin had (1-1-2) two points and Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Tony Amonte scored for Chicago in the third to make it 2-1, Daymond Langkow responded about two minutes later to restore the two-goal lead. After the game LeClair said "Tonight's milestone, it's something I never thought I'd achieve in this league, so it's a bonus." During the pregame warmup, Eric Lindros suffered back spasms and missed the next five games. During the game, Dan McGillis suffered a groin injury and missed the next ten games.
January 25, 2001 --Simon Gagne scored twice, Keith Primeau had a goal and two assists and Mark Recchi collected three assists to lead the Flyers to a 5-1 victory in Philadelphia. Brian Boucher made 25 saves. Philly went 2-for-3 on the PP. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the first and second periods. Jocelyn Thibeault dropped to 0-5-2 in seven career appearances against the Flyers. When asked about the Flyers, losers just four times in the last 21 games, Steve Sullivan said "I don't think they're that good to be honest. I think they're a beatable hockey club over there. They don't have (John) LeClair, they don't have (Eric) Lindros. They've got one line, Primeau, Recchi and Gagne, but besides that, they're very average. We let one slip away tonight."
November 6, 2001 -- Alexei Zhamnov's PPG in the second period gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 home win. Zhamnov and Kyle Calder assisted on Tony Amonte's first period goal. Jocelyn Thibeault made 27 saves. The win snapped a 6-game losing streak to the Flyers. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves. Jeremy Roenick and Mark Bell fought as did Chris McAllister and Aaron Downey ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_I-1woN06E).
February 26, 2002 -- Simon Gagne (1-1-2) of Team Canada and Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) of Team USA led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Said Gagne "It's tough to believe, but two days ago I celebrated my gold medal and now I'm very excited to be back here." The Flyers out-scored Chicago 4-1 in the second period including goals by Gagne and Ruslan Fedotenko within 12 seconds in the last 1:02 of the middle period. Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves. Rick Tocchet made his season debut after arthroscopic surgery (May 22) on his left knee and subsequent lack of cartilage in the knee caused him to miss the first 57 games of this season. Linesman Steve Miller needed 20 stitches for a cut under the left eye when he was hit by a puck off Tocchet's stick and he was held overnight at a local hospital. Primeau (17 PIMs) beat Mark Bell (20 PIMs) after Bell received a 5-minute boarding major among other penalties called. Earlier, Donald Brashear fought Ryan VandenBussche.
February 25, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves and registered his 17th career shutout in the Flyers' 2-0 road win. It was the second time the Flyers shutout the Blackhawks in Chicago (Wayne Stephenson in 1979). Kim Johnsson and Marty Murray scored. Jeremy Roenick fought Mark Bell -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SA-QQWi7Lc
February 27, 2003 -- Todd Warriner (2-1-3) and Michal Handzus (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win in Philadelphia. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves again, as he did two days earlier against the Blackhawks. Jim Vandermeer (Flyers) vs. Ryan VandenBussche (Chicago) battled with under seven seconds remaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdUAqYbDkcU
February 19, 2004 -- Alex Zhamnov was traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected R.J. Anderson) in the 2004 Entry Draft for Jim Vandermeer, the rights to Colin Fraser and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
February 24, 2004 -- Sean Burke made 27 saves and ex-Blackhawks' Tony Amonte and Alexei Zhamnov scored in the second period to lead the Flyers to a 3-1 home win. Zhamnov's goal was his first with the Flyers. Claude Lapointe finished the scoring with an ENG, his first goal since late November. Michael Leighton made 23 saves for Chicago.
December 5, 2005 -- Patrick Sharp was traded to Chicago with Eric Meloche for Matt Ellison and Chicago's 3rd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Ryan White) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
January 11, 2006 -- In a battle of hot and cold teams, the Flyers scored three third period goals and recorded a 5-2 win at Chicago. The Flyers held an 8-1-1 mark in their 10th game of an 11-game road trip. Chicago, meanwhile, lost for the 11th time in 12 games. Mike Knuble scored the GWG with under nine minutes to play followed by a Mike Richards' goal. Michal Handzus (0-3-3) had three assists in the win. The Flyers held a 31-14 shots advantage including 22-9 after two periods when the score was deadlocked 2-2. Antero Niittymaki made 12 saves. There were five minors called in the game, four to Chicago which had zero PP opportunities. It was Philly's 15th win in 62 all-time games (r/s and POs) at Chicago.
August 2, 2006 -- Eric Meloche was traded back to the Flyers for Vaclav Pletka.
August 4, 2006 -- Chicago traded Kyle Calder to the Flyers for Michal Handzus. Said GM Bob Clarke "Our greatest depth is at center ice. Calder is a player who we have coveted for a long time. He can score; he can kill penalties; he can play on any of our top three lines. He is a left-wing player somewhat similar to what Michal was for us as a center-iceman.''
October 30, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 26 saves and Peter Forsberg scored twice (2-0-2) in a 3-0 home victory. Forsberg's second goal came past the midway point of the third period to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Simon Gagne (1-1-2), who scored an ENG, and Forsberg combined for 13 shots. Chicago's Brian Boucher made 32 saves. Chicago was shutout for the third straight game, a franchise first since 1974-75. The Flyers invited their fans to be a part of history to break the Guinness World Record for “most people wearing wigs at a single sporting event.” Fans were given a free orange wig to “orange crush” the record (6,213 fans) set by the Detroit Pistons on March 19, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills and 9,315 participated in the Halloween-inspired event.
December 19, 2007 -- Jim Vandermeer was traded to the Flyers for Ben Eager.
December 26, 2008 -- The Blackhawks tied a franchise record with their eighth straight win in a 5-1 home victory. Chicago held a 38-18 shots advantage including 14-1 in the middle period; the Flyers single shot on goal tied a franchise low. Nikolai Khababulin picked up the win and five different teammates scored. A franchise regular-season record crowd of 22,712 was in attendance. Kimmo Timonen suffered a chip fracture of his right ankle and missed the following game. The Flyers' morning skate was canceled because their flight was diverted from Midway Airport to O'Hare Airport thanks when a taxiway was blocked by another aircraft. When the team's plane landed at O'Hare at noon, the buses and equipment truck remained at Midway. NHL policy calls for teams to fly to its next game the night before, with the exception a game the day after Christmas. The Flyers canceled their team flight after the game due to excessive fog and the team didn't arrive in Columbus, OH until mid-afternoon the following day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9An_Qk7Gq9o
March 13, 2010 -- Chris Pronger's goal with 2.1 seconds remaining gave the Flyers a stunning 3-2 Saturday afternoon home win. The goal, off a terrific feed by Claude Giroux, was the latest GWG in any home game in Flyers' history. It was the third latest GWG in team history, surpassed by two goals scored in road games with two seconds to play (1985 by Brian Propp and 1993 by Kevin Dineen). Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) scored his first goal since January 30 which tied the game with 2:04 to play off a long pass by Kimmo Timonen. The game was scoreless through two periods. Marian Hossa gave Chicago a 2-1 lead with 7:09 to play. Chicago held a 41-34 shots advantage. Michael Leighton made 39 saves. Cristobal Huet made 31 saves for Chicago. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_2uQ1YGn8Q
May 29, 2010 -- In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Chicago, Tomas Kopecky (1-1-2) scored the only goal in the third period leading the Blackhawks to a 6-5 win, the team's first in the Cup Finals since 1973. The goal came 8:25 into the third period. Antii Niemi made 27 saves. Danny Briere (1-3-4) gave Philly a 3-2 lead with 27 seconds to play in the opening period, and the Flyers held a 17-9 shots advantage after twenty minutes. Michael Leighton (15 saves, 20 shots) was replaced by Brian Boucher (11 saves, 12 shots) at the 35:18 mark when Troy Brouwer (2-1-3) made it 5-4; Boucher, who suffered the defeat, missed the prior seven games due to a left knee injury. Arron Asham (1-1-2) scored with 1:11 left in the second period to make it 5-5. The Flyers went 1-for-4 on PPGs and had no PIMs. Scott Hartnell (1-2-3) had three points and Chris Pronger played a game-high 32:21. Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Dustin Byfiglien combined for zero points and a -9. Toews' 13-game point streak ended. Chicago won 40 of 64 faceoffs with Towes winning 18 of 24 (.750). Chicago had 8 PIMs, the Flyers had zero. The eleven goals equaled the NHL record for a Finals' Game One. It was the highest rated Game One in the U.S. since the 1999 Finals with a 2.8 overnight rating. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIbnTNh9Va0
May 31, 2010 -- In Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Chicago, Antti Niemi made 32 saves and Marian Hossa and Ben Eager scored 28 seconds apart in the Blackhawks' 2-1 win. The game was scoreless until 2:51 remained in the second period. Simon Gagne scored with one second left on a third period PP. Philly held a 33-26 shots advantage including 30-17 over the last forty minutes. Michael Leighton made 24 saves. Chris Pronger and Ben Eager were issued 10-minute misconducts after time expired. The game was viewed by 5.91 million people in the States, the highest rated Finals Game 2 on record. Through two games on NBC the Finals averaged 5.16 million viewers, the highest for the first two games on U.S. broadcast TV since 1997, when Philly and Detroit drew 5.69 million on FOX. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF4bSkcezwI
June 2, 2010 -- In Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Chicago, Claude Giroux's goal 5:59 into OT gave the Flyers 4-3 victory. The goal came 57 seconds after a review confirmed an on-ice no-goal call. Giroux, the game's top star, had three (1-2-3) points. Scott Hartnell had a team-high six hits and two (1-1-2) points and his PPG came after a stoppage in play 1:42 later and only after a video review overturned an on-ice no-goal call. Patrick Kane (1-1-2) gave Chicago a 3-2 lead 2:50 into the third period but Ville Leino, the game's #2 star, scored a key goal 20 seconds later. The Flyers went 2-for-3 on PPs and Chicago was 0-for-3. Chris Pronger, the game's #3 star, played a game-high 32:07. Danny Briere (1-1-2) had two points. Philly held a 32-27 shots advantage including 15-4 in the third period (Chicago held a 2-1 edge in OT). Michael Leighton made 24 saves. Antti Niemi made 28 saves. It was the Flyers' first win in a Cup Finals since Game 6 of 1987. The game was played in front of 20,297, the largest crowd to witness an NHL game in the state of Pennsylvania. Game 3 was seen by an estimated 3.6 million viewers on Versus, the highest total in the network's 15-year history. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYP76u7LlA
June 4, 2010 -- In Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Philly, Michael Leighton made 31 saves and the Flyers evened the series with a 5-3 win. Mike Richards, the game's top star, started the scoring 4:35 into the game on a 2-man advantage when he stripped the puck off Niklas Hjalmarsson’s stick. With 36.3 seconds left in the opening period, Claude Giroux, the game's #2 star, made it 3-1 with a goal coming 51 seconds after Patrick Sharp scored Chicago's first goal. After a scoreless second period, Ville Leino scored in the third period to make it 4-1, however, the Blackhawks' Dave Bolland scored his team's first PPG of the series with 7:59 to play then Brian Campbell scored with 4:10 remaining. The Flyers held off Chicago's tenacious momentum when Jeff Carter scored an ENG with 25 seconds to play. Chris Pronger was a +4. Patrick Kane was a -4. Chicago held a 34-31 shots advantage. The Flyers passed the one million mark in home attendance for the second time in franchise history -- they had 800,966 during the regular season and 199,406 in the playoffs (total of 1,000,372). Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJwP8Kr4lAo
June 6, 2010 -- In Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Chicago, Dustin Byfuglien (2-2-4, game-high 9 hits) and Kris Versteeg (1-2-3) led the Blackhawks to a 7-4 victory. Antti Niemi made 23 saves. Chicago shuffled lines from prior games and led 3-0 after the opening period (13-7 shots). The teams alternated the next eight goals concluding with Byfuglien's ENG at the 17:55 mark. Michael Leighton (10 saves, 13 shots) was replaced after the opening period by Brian Boucher (11 saves, 14 shots). Chicago went 2-for-4 on PPs while Philly was 0-for-3. Chris Pronger was -5 in a game-high 28:37 and Claude Giroux was -4. Through five games, the team scored 40 goals which was fourth highest in NHL Cup Finals' history (1973, 1980 and 1981). Game 5 was viewed by 5.85 million viewers. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUnB-wReRvU
June 9, 2010 -- In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Philly, Patrick Kane's (1-2-3) overtime goal 4:06 into OT gave the Blackhawks their first Stanley Cup since 1961. Scott Hartnell had two goals including the tying goal with 3:59 left in regulation. Game 6 had 8.28 million viewers and was the most-watched and highest-rated NHL game in 36 years, since Game 3 of the Boston Bruins-Flyers series in 1974 when 8.9 million watched. NBC averaged 6.1 million viewers in the four Finals games covered, the best showing for hockey on network TV in 13 years. Game 6 averaged 4.077 million viewers on CBC, the highest audience ever for an all-U.S. Stanley Cup Final on that network. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO5SnehKowMMiscellaneous stats: The 47 goals tied for fourth most in any Cup Finals. The Flyers went 6-for-23 on PPs while Chicago was 4-for-18. Danny Briere's 12 points (3-9-12) tied the second highest point total by a Flyer in any post-season series (Tim Kerr's 15 is the record, 1989 vs. Pittsburgh). Other leading scorers included Scott Hartnell (5-4-9) and Ville Leino (3-6-9). Chicago was led by Patrick Kane (3-6-9), Patrick Sharp (4-2-6), Dustin Byfuglien (3-3-6), Dave Bolland (3-3-6) and Duncan Keith (1-5-6). 2010 Playoffs Summary: Danny Briere led all scorers with 30 points (12-18-30) which broke the Flyers team mark held by Brian Propp (12-16-28) in 1987. Briere had 12 points (3-9-12) in the Finals, one shy of the NHL record held by Wayne Gretzky in 1988. Ville Leino had 21 points (7-14-21) in the POs which tied Dino Ciccarelli's rookie record set in 1981. Chris Pronger's 18 points (4-14-18) tied Doug Crossman's 1987 team record for most points by a defenseman in one PO season. The Flyers' home attendance of 1,020,699 through the regular season and playoffs was a team record.
January 23, 2011 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves and the line of Jeff Carter (2-1-3, +4), Claude Giroux (0-4-4, +4) and Nik Zherdev (1-1-2, +3) combined for nine points and +11 in a 4-1 win at Chicago. Carter scored the first goal in the opening minute of the second period. Zherdev and Carter scored to make it 3-0 by the 5:21 of the third period. Marian Hossa scored on a penalty shot, the first Blackhawks' player to do so in a home game since 1987. Corey Crawford made 30 saves. Dan Carcillo and Jake Dowell hooked up in a bloody scrap ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sqor-BAhVc ). The Flyers had an NHL-best 69 points. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxHoJuQLxMk
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
Jan 25, 2011
VERSUS (HD), RDS (HD)
Feb 1, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), SUN (HD)
Feb 3, 2011
RDS, FS-TN (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 5, 2011
RDS, TXA 21 (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 10, 2011
FS-CR (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 13, 2011
NBC (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Feb 15, 2011
TCN-PH (HD), SUN (HD)
Feb 16, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), FS-F (HD)
Feb 18, 2011
NHLN-US (HD), CSN-PH (HD), FS-CR (HD)
Feb 20, 2011
NBC (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
GDT MUSIC: "Mouth for War" by Pantera
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