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FLYERS-DEVILS' SERIES HISTORY:

1970-1979:
  • Oct. 13, 1974 -- In the first meeting between the Flyers and Kansas City Scouts, Andre Dupont's third period goal gave Philly a 3-2 home win. Bill Barber tied the score with 14 seconds left in the second period. Bob Kelly scored the first goal in this series. Simon Nolet, a member of the 1974 Flyers' Cup Champs who was claimed by Kansas City in the Expansion Draft, gave the Scouts a 2-1 lead and received a loud ovation from the Spectrum crowd to which he said "I never thought they would do that for me." The start was delayed 35 minutes when a curtain inside the arena caught fire requiring the presence of the Philadelphia Fire Department and the evacuation of several patrons.
  • Dec. 1, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke (1-4-5) recorded his second consecutive five-point game and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in Philly's 10-0 home win. Terry Crisp (0-3-3), Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) chipped in. Philly scored five goals in the first period and four in the second period. The Scouts' Pete McDuffe gave up ten 10 goals on 47 shots.
  • Dec. 6, 1974 -- The squads met in Kansas City for the first time and finished in a 3-3 tie. It was the only point the Scouts would earn against the Flyers who went 9-0-1 in 10 games. Randy Rota scored twice in the middle period to give KC a 3-2 lead but Reggie Leach tied the game 3-3 in the third period. Andre Dupont fought Lynn Powis who also scored a goal.
  • Jan. 14, 1975 -- Philly scored three times in the opening 11:55 in a 6-4 win at Kansas City. Gary Dornhoefer, who assisted on the three goals, had four points (1-3-4). Joe Watson scored with 35 seconds left in the middle period to put Philly up 4-2. Orest Kindrachuk (1-2-3) had three points.
  • Mar. 1, 1975 -- Wayne Stephenson recorded a 16-save shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 win at Kansas City. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had the GWG in the closing minute of the first period. Philly outshot the Scouts 45-16, including 20-2 in the middle period but they failed to score. Peter McDuffe had 42 saves in a losing effort. Dave Schultz and Brent Hughes fought.
  • Nov. 2, 1975 -- The Flyers out-scored the Scouts 6-0 in the second period and Wayne Stephenson made 19 saves in a 10-0 home win. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3), Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Dave Schultz (1-2-3) had 3-point efforts. The Flyers held a 51-19 shots advantage including 23-5 in the middle period. All 17 Flyers' skaters registered a shot on goal. Bill McKenzie gave up 10 goals and made 41 saves. The game had four minors, three to Kansas City.
  • Jan. 1, 1976 -- Bobby Taylor made 37 stops in his season debut backing Philly to a 4-2 win at Kansas City. Bill Barber scored an ENG with the Flyers killing a 6-on-3 (goalie Dennis Herron was pulled). After the game Scouts' head coach Bep Guidolin said in response to the Flyers' minors "They are a bunch of hatchets. They are trying to kill someone." The Flyers were penalized six times in the third period to one for Kansas City.
  • Jan. 17, 1976 -- Orest Kindrachuk had four points (1-3-4) and Bobby Taylor made 23 saves in the Flyers' 7-1 win at Kansas City, the Scouts' ninth straight defeat. Dave Schultz (1-2-3), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Don Saleski (2-0-2), Andre Dupont (0-2-2) and Terry Crisp (0-2-2) also had multi-point games.
  • Mar. 4, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and Dave Schultz (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 6-1 win at Kansas City. The LCB Line of Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber had five points and surpassed the great Detroit Red Wings' trio of Frank Mahovlich, Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio as the fourth highest goal scoring line in an NHL season (they eventually would become the top all-time unit at season's end). It was the last visit by the Flyers to Kansas City.
  • Mar. 7, 1976 -- Reggie Leach (1-1-2) had 12 shots on net and Bernie Parent made 22 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. The Flyers held a 51-23 shots advantage including 22-5 in the first period (1-0 lead). Denis Herron made 47 saves in the loss. The Flyers were 5-0-0 and out-scored the Scouts 30-3 in the five times the teams met in Philly. The Flyers finished 9-0-1 all-time against the Scouts.
  • Oct. 24, 1976 -- Rick MacLeish (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 25 saves in Philly's 5-3 home win. MacLeish scored the first goal of the game and completed the hat trick with the GWG that made it 4-3. The Flyers led 3-0 but the Rockies scored three straight including consecutive goals by Wilf Paiement (2-0-2). It was the first meeting between the teams since Kansas City moved to Colorado.
  • Nov. 26, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 34 saves in Philly's first trip to Colorado, a 4-2 win. Jimmy Watson snapped a scoreless tie 20 seconds into the second period, the first of three goals Philly scored in a span of 4:02. Bill Collins (1-1-2) scored the only goal of his 9-game Flyers' career (played in almost 800 NHL games) to make it 3-0. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) added an ENG with 17 seconds to play. It was the Flyers' first road win of 1976-77 as they began 0-5-3. There were just four minors called in the game but seven majors or misconducts. Late in the opening period, Reggie Leach and Tracy Pratt were given majors for fighting. The Rockies' Steve Durbano was ejected in the opening period and had misconducts issued at different times. Jack McIlhargey of the Flyers had 21 PIMs including an unopposed minor/major in which Colorado scored two PPGs spanning two periods one of which was by Simon Nolet 14 seconds into the third period.
  • Dec. 19, 1976 -- Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach each scored twice in Philly's 4-3 home win. Clarke's PPG snapped a 3-3 tie in the second period. Doug Favell made 51 saves in his first start in nearly two months after a return from a knee injury. There was an 18-minute bench-clearing brawl, which resulted in 86 PIMs, 2:56 into the second period and which included Favell vs. Harvey Bennett who was tossed. Philly held a 55-38 shots advantage. The Flyers had two PPGs and a SHG and the Rockies had two PPGs. Paul Gardner (2-1-3) had three points for the Rockies. Wayne Stephenson (35 saves) made his season debut after a lengthy contract dispute that started prior to the preseason camp and resulted in daily fines and a suspension. Stephenson, under contract, claimed the team would renegotiate his pact but the Flyers countered that they would alter bonus clauses only.
  • Jan. 15, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) scored 1:32 into the game and the Flyers led the rest of the way in a 5-2 home win. Larry Goodenough (1-1-2) made it 2-0 and Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) scored a key goal in the third period. Bernie Parent made 22 saves. Philly outshot the Rockies 44-24. Doug Favell made 39 saves for the Rockies. Each team had just two minor penalties.
  • Feb. 27, 1977 -- Bill Barber, Andre Dupont and Harvey Bennett scored second period goals in Philly's 4-2 win at Colorado. Bobby Clarke and Rick Lapointe each had two assists. The Flyers held a 45-29 shots advantage. Michel Plasse made 41 saves in the loss. Barry Dean scored one of the Rockies' goals.
  • Aug. 5, 1977 -- Colorado traded Barry Dean to the Flyers for Mark Suzor.
  • Dec. 3, 1977 -- Paul Holmgren snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period and Bernie Parent made 24 saves in a 6-3 win at Colorado. Six Flyers scored goals and Bobby Clarke had two assists. There were two fights in the second period including a rare loss by Holmgren to Barry Beck (1-1-2). Beck's PPG, with Holmgren in the box on an unrelated minor, started a rally as Colorado trailed 3-0 before tying the game in the third period. Doug Favell made 32 saves in the loss.

  • Jan. 28, 1978 -- Colorado snapped a 16-game (0-15-1) losing skid in this series with a 6-4 home win, the franchise's first victory against the Flyers. Wilf Paiement (2-1-3) and Randy Pierce (2-1-3) both scored twice in a 12:03 span of the third period after Philly led 4-2. Pierce scored the GWG with 4:44 to play. Michel Plasse made 25 saves. Reggie Leach scored twice.
  • Feb. 2, 1978 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on his 35th birthday and in his 700th NHL game while Bernie Parent made 18 saves in Philly's 3-0 home win. Dornhoefer received a standing ovation and afterwards said "I really didn't know what was going on at first, but I appreciated it." Bernie Parent recorded his 55th career shutout. Bobby Clarke made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the second period. Michel Plasse made 33 saves.
  • Mar. 12, 1978 -- Ross Lonsberry scored a hat trick against Doug Favell (36 saves) in a 6-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves. It was the 31st straight road game without a victory (0-22-9) for Colorado. Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke each had three points.
  • Mar. 28, 1978 --Colorado's Doug Favell made 33 saves, his only lifetime victory (1-8-1) against the Flyers, in a 4-3 home win. The teams alternated seven goals and Denis Dupere scored the GWG.
  • Apr. 11, 1978 -- In Game 1 of the Preliminary Round best-of-three PO series against the Colorado Rockies, Mel Bridgman stuffed home his own rebound 23 seconds into OT giving the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Bridgman and Rick MacLeish combined for 15 shots on goal. MacLeish scored the first goal of this game despite an April 1st injury when his neck was cut by a skate and required 80 stitches. Denis Dupere tied the game 1-1 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2-bLYxX79Q ), Bobby Clarke gave Philly a 2-1 lead with 29 seconds left in the second period and Dave Hudson scored the lone third period goal to make it 2-2. Clarke (1-1-2), Reggie Leach (0-2-2) and Jim Watson (0-2-2) each had two points and Bernie Parent made 16 saves. Philly held a 44-18 shots advantage including 19-4 over the third period and OT and held the Rockies' point leader Wilf Paiement to no shots on goal. Doug Favell made 41 saves, several spectacular, for the Rockies and earned first star status. The Flyers had 105 regular season points to Colorado's 59 points (2-26-12 road record).


  • Apr. 13, 1978 -- In Game 2 in Colorado, Mel Bridgman (0-2-2) assisted on third period goals by Don Saleski and Bob Kelly leading Philly to a 2-0 series sweep in a 3-1 road win. The decisive goal came on a rebound after Doug Favell (42 saves) blocked a Bridgman shot. Kelly's goal came off another stop by Favell against Bridgman but the centering pass bounced off Ralph Klassen's skate behind the Rockies' goalie. The Flyers owned a 45-17 shots advantage including 20-4 in the third period. Colorado head coach Pat Kelly said "In all my years of hockey, I have never seen a team play as well in a (third) period as they did. They played perfect hockey." The teams were deadlocked 1-1 on first period goals by Reggie Leach and Dennis Owchar (his only career PO goal). Bernie Parent made 16 saves for the win. The only two penalties were minors called against Philly in the first period.

  • Aug. 31, 1978 --Joe Watson, the last member of the Flyers' original team, was dealt to Colorado for cash. The two-time Cup winner played 16 games for the Rockies then suffered a career-ending injury when Wayne Babych of the Blues checked him against the boards, resulting in a thighbone smashed into 14 pieces and a kneecap cut in half. (see: the March 4, 1980 reference).

  • Nov. 5, 1978 -- Mel Bridgman (1-3-4) had three of his four points in the third period in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Moose Dupont's 40-foot backhander eluded Michel Plasse for the go-ahead score. In the last period, the Flyers out-shot the Rockies 18-9 and out-scored them 3-1. Barry Dean (2-1-3) had a pair of points just 22 seconds apart to seal the win. Bill Barber had two goals. The Rockies' Joe Watson was given third star honors. Dave Hoyda fought Michel LaChance, who had one of his four career assists in this game among his 21 career NHL games.

  • Nov. 10, 1978 -- Barry Dean's second period goal gave Philly a 2-2 tie at home. Michel Plasse made 37 saves for Colorado.
  • Feb. 23, 1979 -- Philly scored three third period goals and won 5-3 in Colorado. Reggie Leach (1-1-2) and Al Hill gave Philly a 4-2 lead then Tom Gorence put the dagger into Colorado with a goal 26 seconds after the Rockies got within one goal. The game had just 8 PIMs (6 to the Flyers).
  • Mar. 3, 1979-- Don Saleski was traded to Colorado for a 1979 second round pick (Blake Wesley). Saleski played 67 games for the Rockies before retiring.
  • Mar. 6, 1979 -- In his NHL debut, 5'5" Robbie Moore made 22 stops and shutout Colorado 5-0 in Philly. Paul Holmgren (2-1-3) led the offense. Philly outshot Colorado 44-22. Bill Oleschuk made 39 saves.
  • Dec. 29, 1979 -- Phil Myre (28 saves) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) led the Flyers to a 3-2 road win which extended the NHL-record unbeaten streak to 33 (23-0-10) games and which tied the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) for the longest such feat in the four major pro sports leagues. Prior to the game, Toronto and Colorado made a blockbuster trade involving Lanny McDonald who had an assist on the Rockies' first goal 10:30 into the third period.

1980-1984:
  • Feb. 19, 1980 -- In a shocking upset, the Rockies went 6-for-7 on the PP in an 8-6 home win. The six PPGs were the most ever scored against the Flyers. It was the first loss for goalie Pete Peeters (18 saves, 25 shots) who began that season 22-0-5. The Rockies entered the game as the league's worst team at 14-34-9 (37 points) while the Flyers were an NHL best 39-4-13 (91 points). Rene Robert (2-3-5), Kevin Morrison (1-4-5), who had 15 points in 41 career NHL games, Lanny McDonald (2-2-4) and Jack Valiquette (2-0-2) combined for 16 points. Hardy Astrom stopped 19 of 25 shots but got the W. Late first period fights included Jack McIlhargey vs. McDonald and Mel Bridgman vs. Trevor Johansen. Ken Linseman (2-2-4) scored twice in a span of 3:21 to get Philly within 4-3 early in the second period. The Rockies held a 26-25 shots advantage
  • Mar. 4, 1980 -- The Flyers responded to pregame ceremonies honoring Joe Watson (see the August 31, 1978 reference) with a 2-0 lead in the opening minute (scored at 15 and 51 seconds) in an eventual 4-1 win. At the 2:15 mark, the score was 2-1 with just three shots on goals combined. Pete Peeters made 19 saves. Veteran Dave Gardner (1-1-2), in his Flyers' debut, was the game's first star and played the second to last game in his NHL career. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke said of referee Bob Kilger "I think he just ruined the hockey game" for calling 23 minor penalties including 15 to the Flyers (four misconducts). Mel Bridgman said "The referee made it difficult." Watson, who earlier replaced Pat Quinn as the team's head coach for three games while Quinn served a suspension, jokingly said "What a team. You coach three games and they hold a ceremony."
  • Mar. 16, 1980 -- The Rockies rallied from a 4-goal deficit to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Philadelphia. Lanny MacDonald scored twice in the third period including the GTG with 0:57 remaining. Bill Barber (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Dennis Ververgaert (0-3-3) assisted on each of those goals. The Flyers held a 45-26 shots advantage including 37-14 over the last 40 minutes. The Flyers held a 17-4 advantage in the third period but were out-scored 2-0. Hardy Astrom made 41 saves. The Flyers led the NHL with 107 points to Colorado's 46 (61 points better). It would be the only point the Scouts/Rockies had at Philly in 18 games (17-0-1).
  • Nov. 28, 1980 -- Philly scored four times in the third period en route to a 7-4 road win. Reggie Leach and Tim Kerr scored PPGs in the first 3:53 of the third period to give Philly a 5-3 lead. Kerr's goal came after Rene Robert was called for roughing and given a 10m misconduct immediately following Leach's PPG which was scored while Mike Kitchen was in the box with a boarding major. Mel Bridgman had two goals and Rick MacLeish had three points. Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in the second period to make it 3-3 after Rob Ramage scored consecutive goals to give the Rockies a 3-1 lead. Paul Holmgren fought Ramage at the end of the second period. Phil Myre made 32 saves in the win.
  • Dec. 7, 1980 -- The Flyers, trailing 2-0 past the midway point, rallied for a 4-2 home win. Behn Wilson tied the game with a PPG in the final minute of the second period then Reggie Leach and Rick MacLeish scored in the third period.
  • Dec. 18, 1980 -- First star Rick St. Croix (22 saves) shut out Colorado 2-0 in Philly. St. Croix was the Flyers third-string goalie and played amid many trade rumors but boosted his record to 6-1-1 with a league-best 1.88 GAA. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) and Gary Morrison (0-2-2), playing in his second NHL game, had two points. Paul Holmgren fought Rob Ramage twice in the third period. Second star Hardy Astrom made 36 saves.
  • Jan. 30, 1981 -- The Flyers' PK was 9-for-12 but the game's important moment was a penalty to Lanny McDonald as the Flyers won 7-4 at Colorado. Tom Gorence (2-1-3) had three points and Phil Myre made 28 saves. Bill Barber's 35th goal late in the third period goal made it 6-4. The Flyers' PP was 1-for-4 and the PK added a SHG. Mike Busniuk scored the final of his three career NHL goals to give Philly a 3-1 lead. Mel Bridgman and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist. Merlin Malinowski (1-2-3) led the Rockies' offense. Glen Cochrane and Yvon Vatour fought briefly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNDFyhnExSA ). Late in the second period, 2:11 after the Rockies scored twice in 46 seconds to get within a goal (4-3), Behn Wilson (tripping) and Paul Holmgren (charging) of the Flyers were issued minors on the same play and with an impending 3-on-5 deficit, head coach Pat Quinn decided to have Lanny McDonald's stick measured which was deemed to have an excessive curve. After a delay of ten minutes, McDonald was penalized and Colorado's potential 5-on-3 was nullified. Said Quinn "We noticed it (all game). It was a good time to risk another penalty."
  • Jan. 10, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke, who unknowingly played with a broken foot suffered the prior night, scored the GWG and the Flyers rallied for a 5-4 home win against the Rockies. Philly outshot Colorado 20-3 in the third period and Greg Adams (1-2-3) and Clarke (1-2-3), who scored 47 seconds apart, had the only goals. The Rockies led 3-0 through the first period on goals by Bob MacMillan (1-2-3) and two by Brent Ashton (2-0-2). The Flyers tied the game 3-3 but Don Lever scored with 45 seconds left in the second period to restore Colorado's lead. The Flyers held a 46-19 shots advantage including 10 by Bill Barber. Tim Kerr had three of the game's six minor penalties. Ex-Flyer Phil Myre made 41 saves and Clarke later said of his former teammate "Myre played a heck of a game. He made some great saves."

  • Jan. 26, 1982 -- Don Lever (3-0-3) had a hat trick, Steve Tambellini (2-0-2) scored twice, Glenn Resch made 34 saves and Billy MacMillan (1-2-3) had three points in Colorado's 7-4 home win. The Rockies led 4-1 but the Flyers tied the game including a goal by Reggie Leach with one second left in the second period. The Flyers scored three PPGs. A day prior to the game, Rockies' owner Peter Gilbert made the announcement that he planned to inform the NHL Board of Governors that he would relocate his franchise with either Ottawa or New Jersey as the principle candidates. Gilbert was in Ottawa at the time, determining the prospects of moving the franchise to that community. Later in the year, Gilbert sold the team to a group headed by John McMullen. This was the last game the teams played at Colorado.
  • Mar. 11, 1982 -- Philly scored three PPGs and outshot Colorado 50-24 in a 5-1 home win. Ron Flockhart, who snapped a scoreless tie in the middle period, and Bill Barber each had two points and Rick St. Croix made 23 saves. Chico Resch made 45 stops for Colorado. It was the last meeting between the Flyers and Rockies.
  • Oct. 18, 1982 -- The first meeting between the Flyers and Devils resulted in a 3-1 NJ home win. Glenn Resch made 30 saves, Bob MacMillan (2-1-3) scored twice in the first period and Don Lever (1-2-3) added a goal in the third period. Darryl Sittler lost a fight to Garry Howatt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBmoaprlp-4 ). Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini, the first of three times this season.
  • Dec. 22, 1982 -- Ron Flockhart scored twice, including a 75-footer, and Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at NJ. Brad Marsh and Paul Holmgren fought Garry Howatt. Glen Cochrane fought Hector Marini.
  • Jan. 25, 1983 --Behn Wilson (2-0-2) scored twice, including with two seconds left in the first period, to lead the Flyers to a 5-1 win in the Devils' first trip to Philadelphia. Bob Froese picked up the victory to improve to 7-0-0 and became the first goalie since Wayne Thomas of Montreal in 1972-73 to start his career 7-0-0. Lindsay Carson scored in the opening minute of the second period to put Philly on top 3-0. Ron Flockhart (1-1-2), Mark Taylor (0-2-2) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) had two points. There was a 30-minute bench-clearing brawl in the second period which resulted in 74 PIMs and ejections of five players: Philly's Frank Bathe, Paul Holmgren and Glen Cochrane (PHI) and NJ's Don Lever and John Wensink. The main fight originated when Hector Marini (NJ) and Cochrane (Philly) fought for the third time this season then Holmgren, who earned an instigator penalty, tried to goad Garry Howatt which led to the bench-clearing but since the NHL couldn't determine which team came off the bench first, each team was docked $2500 which infuriated the Devils' brass. Twelve seconds after the main clash, Wilson scored his second of the game to give the Flyers a 4-1 lead. Philly held a 30-8 shots advantage through two periods and 38-19 in the game.
  • Feb. 20, 1983 -- Bob Froese made 16 saves and earned a shutout in a 3-0 win. Since being promoted from the Maine Mariners, Froese's record jumped to 12-0-1 in 13 NHL decisions (he lost his next start, one win/tie shy of the best goalie start in NHL history). Darryl Sittler and Brian Propp each had two points. Philly outshot NJ 29-16 including 16-4 in the first period. The Flyers had a record of 22-2-2 in their last 26 games.
  • Mar. 3, 1983 -- Behn Wilson and Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored in the closing three minutes of the second period and Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at NJ. Darryl Sittler's (1-1-2) first period goal made it 1-0 but Larry Floyd scored the first of two career goals to tie it. Propp had points in twelve (eventually 16) straight games.
  • Mar. 25, 1983 -- The "Kid Line," consisting of Paul Larmer (1-1-2), Aaron Broten (1-2-3) and Paul Gagne (2-2-4), had nine (4-5-9) points in NJ's 6-5 home win. The teams alternated the first nine goals. Chico Resch made 32 saves.
  • Mar. 27, 1983 -- Ron Flockhart scored twice in Philly's 4-1 win at home. The Flyers led 3-0 at the 8:14 mark. Hector Marini's goal with 3:11 remaining ended Bob Froese's attempt at a shutout. Froese's lifetime record improved to 17-3-2.
  • Dec. 10, 1983 -- The Flyers out-scored NJ 5-0 in the third period en route to an 8-2 road win. Bobby Clarke, who played in his 1,100th NHL game, scored twice in the first period. Clarke (2-0-2), Hachborn (2-0-2), Mark Howe (1-1-2) and Brian Propp (1-1-2) each had two points. Pelle Lindbergh made 20 saves. Ron Sutter stole a pass and scored on a breakaway to make it 3-1. Len Hachborn's first two NHL goals, scored consecutively, gave Philly a 6-2 lead. The game had just three minor infractions. A rare feat in which goals were scored in the opening minute of each period (twice by the Flyers).
  • Dec. 22, 1983 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in Philly's 5-0 home win. Ray Allison (2-1-3) scored twice in a 1:17 span. Philly had 45 shots. Philly improved to 21-0-1 all-time at home in this series and held a +75 (105-30) goals differential.
  • Jan. 19, 1984 -- Bob Froese made 15 stops in the Flyers' 2-0 home win. Ross Fitzpatrick gave Philly a 1-0 lead and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Thomas Eriksson (0-2-2) each had two points. Philly held a 20-5 shot advantage after one period, 35-9 after two periods and 44-15 in the victory. Ron Low made 42 saves for New Jersey.
  • Feb. 18, 1984 -- Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had a goal and an assist in Philly's 4-3 home win. Philly led 2-0 after one and 4-1 after two. Bob Froese earned the win. Rich Sutter fought Paul Gagne.
  • Mar. 19, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (1-3-4) scored his 49th goal of the season and led the Flyers to a 4-3 win at NJ. NJ coach Tommy McVie said of Kerr "He's like Phil Esposito in the slot." 1984 U.S. Olympian Paul Guay got his first NHL goal in his eighth game. Brian Propp and Mark Howe also scored. NJ's Ron Low suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Chico Resch.
  • Mar. 25, 1984 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored a SHG and a PPG and led Philly to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 24 saves for the win. Tim Kerr had two points including his 53rd goal. Chico Resch made 32 saves in the loss.
  • Mar. 30, 1984 -- The Flyers set a team record for goals in a season with 349 in a 6-2 win at NJ. Philly swept the season series 7-0-0. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) scored the last points of his regular season NHL career (1,210 total) and Darryl Sittler scored his final goal as a Flyer. Pelle Lindbergh (27 saves, one assist), Ron Sutter (1-2-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) contributed.
  • Sep. 27, 1984-- Sam St. Laurent, who maintains the distinction of being the last North American professional goalie to wear a facemask in a game, was dealt to New Jersey.
  • Oct. 27, 1984 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves in a 4-2 win at NJ. Lindbergh made several keys stops in the first period as the Flyers didn't register a shot until nine minutes expired. In the final period, Brian Propp, Derrick Smith and Mark Howe scored goals.
  • Nov. 29, 1984 -- The Devils' franchise won in Philadelphia for the first time after an 0-24-1 start with a 2-1 win. Aaron Broten scored twice in the third period including the GWG with under five minutes to play. Ron Low, called "Fantastic" and "Awesome" by Tim Kerr and who entered the game 1-14-1 with a 5.65 GAA in his career against the Flyers, made 30 saves. The Flyers owned a 41-6-3 series record entering this game.
  • Dec. 20, 1984 -- Philly led 4-1 after one and skated to an 8-4 home win. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-0-2) and Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored four straight goals and Murray Craven (1-2-3) and Thomas Eriksson (1-2-3) each had three points. Philly held a 41-21 shots advantage. Chico Resch (33 saves) and Dave Pichette (2-1-3) led NJ. Bob Hoffmeyer had four minors for the Devils including three at separate times in the third period.

1985-1989:
  • Jan. 31, 1985 -- Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) and Dave Brown scored in the first period in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Kirk Muller made it 2-1, Thomas Eriksson scored 22 seconds later, in the early third period, to give the Flyers a two-goal cushion. Pelle Lindbergh made 18 saves. Brad McCrimmon suffered a broken finger/hand in warm-ups which caused him to miss his appearance in the 1985 All-Star Game; he did not return until March 2.
  • Mar. 3, 1985 -- Greg Adams, who had two PPGs in the first period, and Rick Meagher, who had two third period goals, each scored twice and Chico Resch made 25 saves in NJ's 5-2 home win. Among the fights was Rich Sutter-Paul Gagne, Lindsay Carson-Joe Cirella ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bRiCCseG9A ) and Joe Paterson-Kirk Muller ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpsxW22B7Dc ).
  • Mar. 23, 1985 --Ron Sutter scored with 2:20 remaining and Dave Poulin had two oals in the Flyers' 5-3 win at NJ. The Flyers' winning streak reached a franchise-tying ten in a row (since broken). Brian Propp had three assists including on the tying and go-ahead goals. John MacLean gave NJ a 3-2 lead in the third period but Poulin's PPG tied the score and he added an ENG. Philly held a 42-24 shots advantage.
  • Apr. 7, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh (40th win) made 38 saves and Todd Bergen (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) each had three points in Philly's season finale 6-1 win at NJ. The Flyers set a team record 53 wins, concluded the regular season with a 16-1-0 run and finished atop the NHL point standings with 113. Ron Low faced the Flyers for the last time and ended with a 2-16-0 career mark.
  • Oct. 10, 1985 -- In the season opener, NJ scored four consecutive third period goals, including a hat trick by Paul Gagne, within a span of 8:30 in a 6-5 win at Philly. Gagne scored twice in 38 seconds to put NJ ahead 6-4. Greg Adams had five assists and Alain Chevrier made 33 saves for NJ. Philly had leads of 3-0 in the first and 4-2 in the third. Pelle Eklund scored in his NHL debut. Brian Propp and Mark Howe each had three points.
  • Dec. 17, 1985 -- NJ erupted for a 5-0 first period lead en route to a 7-4 home win. Alain Chevrier (30 saves), Greg Adams (2-1-3), Aaron Broten (1-2-3) and Paul Gagne (1-2-3) led NJ. Flyers' goalie Darren Jensen (3 goals, 9 shots) was relieved midway in the first period by Bob Froese. Mike Keenan said "Our goaltender was not ready to play the hockey game." Rick Tocchet bloodied Uli Heimer in a fight.
  • Dec. 19, 1985 -- Philly erupted for a 4-0 third period and skated to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers outshot NJ 43-21 including 17-3 in the decisive final period. Peter Zezel (2-0-2), Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Derrick Smith (GWG) led Philly. Chico Resch stopped Propp on a first period penalty shot and improved his career mark to 9-for-10 in that department. Paul Gagne scored 2:02 into the game, his fifth goal of the season and all against the Flyers.
  • Jan. 11, 1986 -- Philly led 6-1 early in the second period en route to an 8-4 road win. Mark Howe (four points, Brian Propp, Tim Kerr and Pelle Eklund (three points each) led Philly. NJ outshot the Flyers 40-39. Darren Jensen made 36 saves. In the third period, Dave Lewis of NJ was tossed coming to Resch's aid after Rick Tocchet and the goalie were issued minors -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfw0L7Zng1M.
  • Jan. 14, 1986 -- Philly recorded a 3-2 home win as Pelle Eklund scored a PPG with 4:48 to play. Tim Kerr's 200th career goal, his 38th of the season and 25th via the PP, came 1:15 into the third period to even the game at 2-2. Mark Howe scored a SHG to give Philly a 1-0 lead in the second period. Brian Propp had 11 of Philly's 38 shots against Craig Billington. Among the fights was Rick Tocchet-Alan Stewart, Dave Brown-Ken Daneyko ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is7bWpkcLOo ) and a lengthy Dave Richter-Phil Russell battle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXqsOE_qls . Each team had 51 PIMs. Two days later, the NHL announced that Kerr joined Pelle Lindbergh (posthumously) as starters voted into the NHL All-Star Game.
  • Mar. 8, 1986 --Pat Verbeek (3-1-4) and Kirk Muller (1-3-4) led NJ to a 7-4 home win. Chico Resch was top star with 29 saves and was traded to the Flyers three days later. Darren Jensen gave up five goals on 10 shots by the 27:00 minute mark and was replaced.
  • Mar. 11, 1986 --Chico Resch, who at the time was the oldest player in the NHL, was traded by NJ for the Flyers' 3rd round choice (Marc Laniel) in the 1986 Entry Draft.
  • Mar. 16, 1986 -- Brad McCrimmon (2-0-2, +3) and Murray Craven (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-1 win. Pelle Eklund broke Peter Zezel's team-record for most assists by a rookie with 47. Mark Howe was +4. Bob Froese made 20 saves including 11 in the third period.
  • Nov. 4, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Philly scored seven straight goals in a 7-1 home win. Mark Howe (1-2-3) scored a SHG in the first period. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs in the second period. Philly scored four third period goals. Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) had three points. Karl Friesen replaced Alain Chevrier in goal when it was 6-1. The Flyers improved to 8-0-0 at home that season. The Flyers wore their road orange sweaters at home.
  • Nov. 6, 1986-- Doug Sulliman's goal with 2:53 to play completed a Devils' 4-goal third period rally in a 5-5 OT tie at NJ. The Devils' rally began 10:53 into the third period and they scored four goals in a span of 6:14. Karl Friesen (13 saves, 13 shots), who played in just four NHL games, relieved Alain Chevrier (14-for-19) after the second period. Murray Craven (2-0-2) and Mark Howe scored SHGs within 26 seconds, a team record for quickest shorties, in the last minutes of the opening period. Craven and Brian Propp (2-1-3) added second period goals to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Rick Tocchet and Craig Wolanin fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUW6XQKy1rU ). Tim Kerr and Ken Daneyko -- ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY4IIYUfiV4 ).
  • Jan. 6, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and registered his first NHL shutout in a 4-0 home win. Philly improved to 31-2-1 in 34 home games against the Devils. Craig Billington made 32 saves including 19 in the opening period when the Flyers held a 20-7 advantage. A penalty shot by Rick Tocchet hit the post. Daryl Stanley (1-1-2) gave Philly a 1-0 lead with his first goal since March 1984. The Flyers out-scored NJ 3-0 in the second period. Dave Brown made it 3-0 but was taken down by Mark Johnson and missed the next 10 games due to a broken rib. Brad Marsh's first goal of the season made it 4-0. The Flyers' PK was 9-for-9 including five kills in the last period. The PK chances were 9-2 in NJ's favor the last two periods.

  • Jan. 24, 1987 -- Mark Johnson scored twice and Alain Chevrier made 28 saves in NJ's 4-3 home win. At the game's conclusion, a brawl erupted which included fans in the stands and a bench-clearing battle on the ice highlighted by goalies Alain Chevrier and Ron Hextall (who was the backup to Chico Resch that night). When asked about that fight, Resch said "It was a heavyweight against a lightweight." Referee Don Koharski handed out 130 PIMs in the brawl which started when the Devils' Steve Richmond punched Kjell Samuelsson with four ticks left on the clock. Mike Keenan sat out the game due to a one-game suspension. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LnBCGZTiY

  • Feb. 7, 1987 -- Alain Chevrier made 41 stops and NJ scored two SHG's in a 3-2 home win. Ron Hextall, who made 35 saves, was an incredible 23-for-23 in the second period when NJ had a manpower advantage for 12:32. Aaron Broten's 100th career goal, which gave NJ a late lead of 3-1, was one of controversy as the Flyers claimed it was kicked into the net. Tim Kerr scored twice including his 21st PPG of the season. Brian Propp had two assists and 10 shots in his first game back after he missed the prior 27 games due to knee surgery.
  • Mar. 8, 1987 -- The Flyers led 3-0 at the 3:10 mark and 4-1 after one period en route to a 7-3 home win. Chico Resch made 27 saves and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3), J.J. Daigneault (2-0-2) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the offense. Alain Chevrier made 38 saves for NJ. The game had four fights: Brian Propp-Kirk Muller; Brad Marsh-Gord Mark (both ejected); Dave Brown-Ken Daneyko and Brown thrashing Claude Loiselle. Tocchet scored both goal while experimenting with Ed Hospodar's stick after an 11-game scoring drought.
  • Mar. 11, 1987 --The Flyers overcame two unassisted goals in a span of 13 seconds en route to a 6-4 win at NJ. Greg Adams (2-1-3) and Kirk Muller gave the Devils a 4-3 lead in the third period but Brian Propp (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (10 shots on goal) followed with goals. Ron Hextall made 36 saves while Craig Billington stopped 35 shots.
  • Oct. 27, 1987 -- Alain Chevrier (26 saves) recorded his first NHL shutout in NJ's 4-0 home win. NJ scored four goals in 7:12 of the middle period including a goal and an assist by Aaron Broten on the first two goals. The Devils went 9-for-9 on the PK. There were three fights: Lindsay Carson-Ken Daneyko, Rick Tocchet-Craig Wolanin and Ron Sutter-Kirk Muller.
  • Nov. 8, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 42 saves but each team scored three first period goals in a game that ended 3-3 in Philly. Doug Crossman had three points in about 10 minutes. Philly dropped to 1-7-2 in the last 10 games.
  • Nov. 18, 1987 -- NJ scored three PPGs, including two in the third period, to rally for a 4-3 home win. Kjell Samuelsson, who was whistled for four minors, was in the box for both third period goals. Philly held three one-goal leads. Alain Chevrier made 28 saves for the win.
  • Dec. 6, 1987 -- Kirk Muller's PPG with 4:06 to play in the third period gave NJ a 1-1 tie in Philly. Ron Hextall made 21 saves. Rick Tocchet fought Brendan Shanahan -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqFVOL-BYgQ

  • Jan. 10, 1988 -- Pat Verbeek scored a hat trick, including the last two goals of the game, in NJ's 7-5 win in Philly. NJ led 2-0 in the first period and then goalie Ron Hextall was ejected by Don Koharski for complaining about a holding call to D-man Greg Smyth. After Koho assessed a misconduct penalty, Hextall became more irate and was tossed. Ten seconds later, the Flyers scored a SHG then added a PPG; eventually, they led 5-4 after two. Mark Laforest allowed four goals on 18 shots. The game had 151 PIMs, 93 to Philly.
  • Mar. 6, 1988 -- Patrik Sundstrom scored two PPGs in NJ's 4-2 home win. The Devils held a 13-3 shots advantage in the third period and scored three times. Sean Burke made 22 saves. Among the Flyers who did not dress: Mark Howe, Tim Kerr, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter and Dave Brown.
  • Mar. 12, 1988 -- NJ's 6-5 win in Philly gave them a 5-0-2 season series record. Tom Kurvers (2-1-3) scored twice in a span of 4:14 to give NJ a 5-3 lead after Kerry Huffman (2-0-2) scored consecutive PPGs to knot the score for Philly, 3-3. Mark Johnson scored on a penalty shot to give NJ a 3-1 lead. Brian Propp (0-3-3) and NJ's Kirk Muller (0-3-3) had three assists. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Philly was absent five regulars: Rick Tocchet, Dave Poulin, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter, and Dave Brown.
  • Oct. 6, 1988 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-1 season-opening home win in Paul Holmgren's debut as Flyers' head coach. Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Devils' head coach Jim Schoenfeld said ''Their goaltender was the biggest factor in the game.'' With the score tied 1-1 in the early second period, John MacLean was tossed from the contest with a high sticking major (new rule) and Scott Mellanby scored on the PP during a two-man advantage. In the last minute of the middle period, Derrick Smith gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) and Gord Murphy (0-2-2) had two-point games. Mellanby and Doug Brown fought late in the third period with Craig Wolanin receiving a third man in misconduct. Prior to the game, to celebrate the Flyers' 22nd season, Forbes Kennedy, the first Flyers' player to wear #22, dropped the ceremonial puck.
  • Nov. 1, 1988 -- Claude Loiselle scored with 6:14 to play to lead NJ to a 3-2 home win. Tim Kerr and Mark Howe scored 1:11 apart to put Philly up 2-1 but Jack O'Callahan's PPG tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. Ron Hextall (PHI) and Sean Burke (NJ) both made 22 saves.
  • Nov. 20, 1988 -- Rick Tocchet had a hat trick and five points (3-2-5) in Philly's 7-1 home win, in his first game at the Spectrum since serving a 10-game suspension (eye-gouging incident against the NYI's Dean Chynoweth). Ron Hextall snapped an 0-7-1 skid as he made 22 saves. The Flyers scored seven straight goals after trailing 1-0. Scott Mellanby fought Al Stewart in the first period after Stewart charged, not penalized, Illka Sinisalo and after the game Tocchet said "Our guy got hit, and (we) made them pay for it. That's how we play the game." Tim Kerr (2-0-2) scored consecutive first period goals which gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Kerr's first goal came with six seconds left on a full two-minute 5-on-3 issued during a Craig Berube-Jim Korn altercation in which Korn and Claude Loiselle pciked up extra minors. The Flyers' scored 4 PPGs including two in the opening period. Jay Wells and Ken Daneyko fought late in the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P-FzV0KK8o ). NJ had 54 PIMs and Philly 52.
  • Dec. 3, 1988 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves in Philly's 5-3 road win. Kjell Samuelsson scored a 70-foot goal off Sean Burke to make it 2-0. Tim Kerr scored two PPGs. The first six goals were scored via special teams. The Flyers scored 3 PPGs.
  • Dec. 4, 1988 -- Mark Laforest made 34 saves and assisted on consecutive second period goals (0-2-2) in the Flyers' 6-3 home win. The Flyers out-scored NJ 4-0 in the second period. Philly went 4-for-9 on PPs and scored 7 PPGs in the weekend series while NJ was 3-for-17. Rick Tocchet, Mike Bullard and Gord Murphy all had a goal and an assist and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) had three points. Nine seconds after Brian Propp made it 2-2, Terry Carkner floored Jamie Huscroft and head coach Paul Holmgren later said "I think it (the fight) served as a wake-up call for us." Mellanby made it 4-2 on a breakaway off a perfect feed from Laforest.
  • Feb. 24, 1989 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves and Tim Kerr scored twice (2-1-3) in Philly's 6-2 win in NJ. Hextall was perfect in a scoreless third period in which NJ held a 15-5 shots advantage. Kjell Samuelsson, Pelle Eklund, Mike Bullard and Derrick Smith also scored. Murray Craven suffered a broken right wrist and did not return until March 27, 1989 (also against NJ).
  • Mar. 27, 1989 -- NJ out-scored Philly 4-0 in the second period en route to a 5-3 home win. Mark Johnson (2-0-2) and Kirk Muller (2-1-3) scored twice. Craig Billington, recalled earlier in the day, gave up goals on two of the first three shots he faced and the Flyers led 2-0 at the 6:10 mark. NJ led 3-2 5:49 into the second period and went ahead 4-2 on consecutive goals by Muller (SHG then a PPG). NJ had 9 PP chances to 3 for Philly, an advantage that was 8-2 over the last two periods and 5-1 in the third period.
  • Oct. 5, 1989 -- Sylvain Turgeon (3-0-3) scored three goals and Chris Terreri made 38 saves in NJ's season-opening 6-2 win at Philly. Kirk Muller (0-3-3) had three points. Philly held a 40-32 shots advantage but NJ outshot the Flyers 20-12 in the second period. Flyers' captain Dave Poulin was kneed in the abdomen and rushed to a local hospital; he missed the next two games.
  • Oct. 18, 1989 -- NJ led 4-0 at the 11:13 mark en route to a 5-3 home win. Slava Fetisov scored his first NHL goal and Sean Burke made 24 saves. Brian Propp scored twice and Pete Peeters made 32 saves for the Flyers.
  • Nov. 11, 1989 -- Rick Tocchet (2-2-4) unofficially became the second player (Al Hill, 1977) in Flyers' history to have at least two goals and two assists with a fighting major in the same game in a 7-5 road win. Ron Sutter (2-2-4) also had four points. Tocchet's PPG at the 1:55 mark gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Tommy Albelin was ejected late in the first period for high-sticking Tocchet but NJ killed the 5-minute major. The Flyers led 4-2 after one period. Kjell Samuellson made it 5-3 and was a +5. Tocchet fought Ken Daneyko 15 seconds after Sutter made it 6-3 in the opening minute of the third period. Bruce Hoffort made 28 saves for the Flyers. Sylvain Turgeon (2-1-3) and Kirk Muller (0-3-3) led the Devils. Gord Murphy was ejected late in the third period and the Flyers killed the major successfully. Terry Carkner made his season debut after suffering a tear in his left knee during the preseason. Ref Don Koharski left the game on a stretcher after being drilled in the leg by a puck.
  • Nov. 12, 1989 -- Both teams scored in each period for a 3-3 tie in Philly. Janne Ojanen tied the game 3-3 with 1:15 to play. Bruce Hoffort (33 saves) and Sean Burke (38 saves) played goal. Mike Bullard scored twice for the Flyers.
  • Dec. 22, 1989 -- Kirk Muller (1-1-2) scored in OT and Sean Burke made 29 saves leading NJ to a 5-4 OT win in Philly. The Flyers rallied from deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-1-2) scored the game's lone third period goal.

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1990-1994:
  • Mar. 20, 1990 -- Ken Wregget made 27 stops, including a beauty on John MacLean with four seconds remaining, in a 3-2 win at NJ. Murray Craven and Mike Bullard scored second period PPGs and Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) scored a SHG in the first period.
  • Mar. 24, 1990 -- Sean Burke made 30 saves and Peter Stastny (1-2-3) had three points in NJ's 5-3 win at Philly. NJ scored twice in 15 seconds in the opening three minutes of the third period to take a 5-2 lead. The Flyers were forced to dress trainer Dave Settlemyre as the backup goalie because starter Ken Wregget suffered a pulled left hamstring in warmups which sidelined him the rest of the season; Pete Peeters (28 saves) played the entire game.
  • Oct. 6, 1990 -- Sean Burke made 26 saves and Ken Daneyko and Claude Lemieux scored in the third period leading NJ to a 3-1 home win.
  • Oct. 11, 1990 -- Jiri Latal scored twice in the first period and Tony Horacek (0-3-3) and Gord Murphy (1-2-3) had three points as the Flyers won 7-4 at home. Rick Tocchet scored 0:32 into the contest. With 3:06 left in the second period, Ron Hextall injured his groin attempting to make a save on Walt Poddubny; Hextall played just once until December 8 (knee injury, October 27). The Flyers scored three goals in 3:09 in the third period. Jeff Chychrun fought Troy Crowder who later battled Horacek and Craig Berube fought Alan Stewart. Bill Barber's number 7 was retired in ceremonies prior to the game, the fourth such tribute by the organization.

  • Nov. 17, 1990 -- Chris Terreri made 27 saves and Bruce Driver's PPG midway in the third period gave NJ a 3-2 home win. NJ scored twice in the first period. Scott Mellanby (2-0-2) scored twice in the second period. Pete Peeters made 37 saves in the loss. Craig Berube fought Dave Marcinyshyn in the first period. Tony Horacek and Troy Crowder fought five seconds into the second period.
  • Nov. 18, 1990 --Chris Terreri made 14 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 24-15, including 5-2 in the third period. Tony Horacek beat Alan Stewart in a fight, 24 seconds after Craig Berube and Troy Crowder fought. Crowder gave NJ a 1-0 in the opening minute of the game.
  • Nov. 28, 1990 -- Trailing 5-2, the Flyers scored three times in the final 3:38 to gain a 5-5 tie in NJ. Rick Tocchet's goal, his second of the game, evened the game with 49 seconds left in regulation. NJ scored five consecutive goals to take the 5-2 lead but Darren Rumble scored his first career NHL goal followed by Terry Carkner's PPG with 1:47 to play. John MacLean had two goals for NJ. Philly killed a Mike Ricci minor in OT. Pete Peeters was replaced by Bruce Hoffort when NJ made it 4-2 in the third period. After the game, Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren said "We should be arrested. That is as close as you can come to stealing something without going to jail."
  • Dec. 20, 1990 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in the Spectrum. John MacLean (2-1-3) scored a PPG with about five minutes left in the third period. NJ rallied from three one-goal deficits. Craig Berube gave Philly a 1-0 lead, his first goal in 21 games against the Devils. Terry Carkner and Troy Crowder fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgGUy7SB6YY

  • Feb. 16, 1991 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves in NJ's 3-2 home win. Kirk Muller scored 21 seconds into the game and Zdeno Ciger (1-1-2) and Brendan Shanahan (0-2-2) each had two points. Craig Berube-Ken Daneyko and Dale Kushner-Lee Norwood highlighted a third period brawl which led to 70 PIMs.
  • Oct. 13, 1991 --Murray Craven scored twice and Ken Wregget made 32 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. Craven missed a penalty shot and a possible third goal was overruled by video review. Dave Brown and Alan Stewart fought. The win was the Flyers first of the season, in their fifth game, the latest first-win in team history.
  • Nov. 12, 1991 -- Chris Terreri made 36 saves and Claude Vilgrain (2-1-3) and Claude Lemieux (1-2-3) each had three points in the Devils' 5-2 home win. mark Howe scored both Flyers' goals.
  • Nov. 23, 1991 -- Claude Lemieux's (2-1-3) goal with under eight minutes left finished the scoring in a 5-5 tie at Philly. The Flyers led 3-1 but NJ scored three times in 42 seconds, including Doug Brown's penalty shot goal off Ken Wregget, to make it 4-3 early in the second period. Dan Quinn put Philly ahead 5-4 early in the third period. Brad Jones (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) led Philly's offense. There were seven minor penalties in the game, five to NJ, and a third period heated fight between Dan Kordic and Randy McKay.
  • Dec. 8, 1991 -- NJ scored twice in the final 4:33 to salvage a 2-2 OT tie in Philly. Chris Terreri made 31 saves, Dominic Roussel made 27 saves. Philly held a 20-6 shots advantage in the first period but NJ held a 23-13 advantage the rest of the game.
  • Feb. 4, 1992 -- Chris Terreri made 26 saves and Tom Chorske scored twice in the third period (including an ENG) in NJ's 3-1 home win. The Flyers' lone goal was a SHG by Steve Duchesne with 2:14 remaining.
  • Feb. 18, 1992 -- Slava Fetisov scored in OT and Chris Terreri made 23 saves in NJ's 4-3 home win. Kevin Dineen (1-1-2) tied the game with 4.8 seconds left in the third period. Rod Brind'Amour (2-0-2) had two goals. The Devils sixth straight win established a team-record.
  • Mar. 29, 1992 -- Dominic Roussel (28 saves), Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3), Mark Recchi (0-3-3) and Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) led the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Martin Brodeur (28 saves on 32 shots) faced Philly the first time after he replaced Craig Billington (knee injury) after the first period. Brodeur, 19 years old, suffered his first NHL loss after posting two wins in his callup a few days earlier. Terry Carkner was ejected for a high-sticking major against Randy McKay and ultimately suspended four games.
  • Sep. 25, 1992 -- Rookie Eric Lindros scored two third period goals and was penalized four times in a 6-4 preseason win at NJ. Mark Pederson (2-1-3) also scored twice.
  • Oct. 9, 1992 -- Eric Lindros, in his home debut (second game) scored a wonderful goal with 4:46 to play in Philly's 6-4 win. Afterwards, Kevin Dineen said “On the bench, we all looked at each other and said, ‘Wow!'" The Flyers out-scored the Devils 3-0 in the third period. Brian Benning (2-0-2) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-2-3) led the offense and Dominic Roussel made 33 saves.
  • Oct. 17, 1992 -- Chris Terreri made 25 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win. Tommy Albelin beat Stephane Beauregard (27 saves) for the GWG.
  • Feb. 13, 1993 -- NJ led 3-0 after one period en route to a 6-4 home win. Alexander Semak had two goals and Stephane Richer and Bernie Nicholls had three points each. The Flyers scored twice in eleven seconds to cut their deficit to 3-2. Eric Lindros fought Alexei Kasatonov -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnZ8knlFBgw

  • Feb. 14, 1993 -- NJ scored three power play goals by the 4:08 mark en route to a 5-2 win at Philly. NJ led 4-1 after the opening 20 minutes including two PPGs while on separate 5 on 3's. The Flyers had three minors and a misconduct by the 2:24 mark. Eric Lindros was penalized 0:02 into the game for cross-checking Bernie Nicholls and Pelle Eklund picked up a minor 55 seconds later. Stephane Richer had three points. Craig Billington (20 saves) replaced Chris Terreri (11 saves) who took a slapper off the knee.
  • Feb. 25, 1993 -- Philly scored four times in the second period and Dominic Roussel made 28 saves in a 6-2 home win. Pelle Eklund (0-3-3) assisted on three goals in about 10 minutes. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Kevin Dineen (2-0-2) scored twice. Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens fought: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cugIjRgoiSg Joesf Beranek and Randy McKay also fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrvN-Zmf8JY
  • Mar. 7, 1993 -- NJ out-scored Philly 6-2 in the third period in a 7-3 home win. It was the third time a team scored six times in a period against the Flyers. NJ scored three times in a span of 1:16 to take a 4-1 lead. Tommy Soderstrom stopped the first 25 shots he faced. NJ outshot Philly 42-25. Mark Recchi scored consecutive goals to make it 4-3 and had his 100th point of the season.
  • Mar. 21, 1993 -- Chris Terreri made 34 saves, including 21 in the third period, and Stephane Richer (1-1-2) scored with 6:53 left in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Richer made it 3-1 when he scored on a breakaway after Terry Carkner mishandled the puck at the NJ blue line. NJ led 2-1 after two periods then got out-shot 22-4 in the final period. At one point in the third period, all 10 skaters were penalized during a scrum and NJ added two more players (seven total) after minors in the next 69 seconds. The Flyers' PP slumped to 1-for-36 with a 0-for-5 outing including 58 seconds on a 5-on-3 early in the third period. Pelle Eklund had a 10-stitch cut on his chin and suffered a minor concussion. Dave Brown fought Randy McKay -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qennvRFs0mM

  • Sep. 22, 1993 -- In a preseason game won 5-3 by NJ at home, Dave Brown fought Randy McKay twice among the game's four fights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCVJwj7peGk

  • Oct. 30, 1993 -- Chris Terreri made 39 saves and Stephane Richer (2-1-3) had three points and the GWG in NJ's 5-3 win. The Flyers trailed 3-0 but Mikael Renberg scored consecutive goals and Dave Tippett even the game in less than five minutes.
  • Nov. 11, 1993 -- Tom Chorske and John MacLean scored twice in NJ's 5-3 win in Philly. Eric Lindros suffered a torn ligament in his right knee, when he tripped over teammate Brent Fedyk after an attempted check against Bill Guerin, and missed the next 14 games. At the time of the injury, Lindros was second in the NHL in goals scored; the prior season, his first, he had a left knee injury.
  • Mar. 26, 1994 -- Chris Terreri (25 saves), Tom Chorske (2-1-3) and Bobby Carpenter (1-2-3) led NJ to a 7-2 home win.
  • Apr. 12, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 27 saves and Jason Bowen scored the last of his two career NHL goals to snap a third period tie in Philly's 4-2 win at home. Philly ended a skid of nine straight losses to Chris Terreri as they outshot NJ 20-5 in the second period but were outshot 14-6 in the third. Mark Recchi (2-1-3) added his 40th goal, on the PPG, to conclude the scoring. and Yves Racine (0-3-3) also had three points. Among the fights were victories by Dave Brown (game misconduct) over Claude Lemieux and Rod Brind'Amour over Bobby Holik in the third period which saw 30 PIMs given to Philly and 19 PIMs to the Devils. Among the penalties was an ejection of assistant coach Craig Hartsburg by ref Dan Marouelli.
  • Sep. 11, 1994 -- In the preseason opener, Eric Lindros and Ken Daneyko fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yun1J5bauJc ) among the game's four fights. Lindros scored twice but Alexander Semak had a hat trick and NJ won 5-4 in Philly.

1995-1999:
  • Feb. 11, 1995 -- Dominic Roussel made 25 saves and Brent Fedyk snapped a 1-1 tie in the opening minute of the third in Philly's 3-1 road win. John LeClair, acquired two days prior, scored his first Flyers' goal which gave the team a 1-0 lead. Stephane Richer scored NJ's lone goal, a shorty in the second period. Josef Beranek (1-1-2) finished the scoring. Eric Lindros suffered a 20-stitch cut near his upper lip early in the game the result of a follow-through by a Claude Lemieux shot.
  • Mar. 12, 1995 -- Eric Lindros (2-0-2) scored the GWG and Mikael Renberg had three (1-2-3) points in Philly's 4-3 home win. Lindros' winning goal came during a misconduct minor to Claude Lemieux who was penalized for comments to on-ice officials. The teams traded three goals each in the second period including five in the opening 8:18. Ron Hextall made 15 stops.
  • Mar. 30, 1995 -- NJ led 2-0 at the 1:16 mark and 3-1 8:26 into the game, which led to the removal of Ron Hextall (0 saves, 3 shots), en route to a 4-3 win. Dominic Roussel made 15 saves on 16 shots in relief. Martin Brodeur (21 saves) beat the Flyers for the first time. Sergei Brylin and Bill Guerin each had a goal and an assist. Mikael Renberg had two goals.
  • Apr. 22, 1995 -- John LeClair's goal with the first shot in OT, gave the Flyers a 4-3 win at New Jersey and the team's first division title since the 1986-87 season. The victory was the team's ninth straight. Dominic Roussel made 18 saves. Scott Niedermayer scored twice including the tying goal as NJ rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit. Shawn Antoski was tossed as the instigator in a fight with Mike Peluso.
  • Jun. 3, 1995 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals at Philly, NJ led 2-0 after the first period and outshot the Flyers 13-0 over the last 14 1/2 minutes of the opening period en route to a 4-1 win. Bill Guerin scored twice and the Flyers only goal, from Craig MacTavish, came in the game's final two minutes. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. Brodeur was penalized late in the middle period with a pair of minors for slashing Gilbert Dionne who picked up an interference minor. Scott Stevens' low hit on Shawn Antoski ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2ROr7Bz6Cc ) late in the game. The Flyers' Legion of Doom line was limited to five shots. Eric Lindros played without a visor, something he wore since recovering from an eye injury late in the regular season.
  • Jun. 5, 1995 -- In Game 2, NJ went 3-for-5 on the PP and scored the last four goals in a 5-2 win at Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 but NJ tied it while Craig Mactavish served a double minor for spearing. Philly took a 2-1 lead six seconds into a PP. John MacLean scored a PPG with 11.1 seconds left in the first period to even the game 2-2. NJ made it 3-2 on another PPG early in the second period. Ron Hextall, who was replaced by Dominic Roussel after giving up five goals on 16 shots, was criticized after the game by Flyers' head coach Terry Murray who said "I was not pleased with the goals Hexy gave up." Martin Brodeur made 18 saves.
  • Jun. 7, 1995 -- In Game 3 at NJ, Eric Lindros blasted a shot past Martin Brodeur 4:19 into OT in the Flyers' 3-2 win. Lindros stole the puck from an errant Stephane Richer pass in the neutral zone and then converted the GWG. NJ outshot Philly 33-25 and Ron Hextall made several key stops among his 31 saves. Rod Brind'Amour netted the tying goal with 6:03 to play in regulation on a bouncing shot that appeared to have minimum risk, a goal Brodeur later said was more frustrating than the game-winner. Earlier in the day, the Devils rejected a renegotiated lease to stay in New Jersey and rumors swirled that the team was close to relocating to Nashville.
  • Jun. 10, 1995 -- In Game 4, led by the sensational goaltending of Ron Hextall, Philly evened the series 2-2 with a 4-1 win in NJ despite being outshot 34-19. The Flyers scored four times on just 17 shots off Martin Brodeur who was removed for Chris Terreri with about eight minutes left. Hextall made 32 saves on 34 shots. Shjon Podein evened the game with 1:10 left in the first period but a key goal came with 2:10 to play in the middle period when Eric Lindros spotted Mikael Renberg who gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Rod Brind'Amour intercepted a pass and beat Brodeur with a SHG early in the final period to make it 3-1. A change in tactics on how to defeat the neutral trap was credited with the victories in both Games 3 and 4; the Flyers decided not to try to crash through the trap and rather have the puck-carrying defensemen wait patiently for an opening.
  • Jun. 11, 1995 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Claude Lemieux's ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TEcfluM9c ) estimated 58-foot shot with 44.2 seconds to play in regulation lifted NJ 3-2. It was Lemieux's 10th goal in 15 PO games after scoring just six regular season goals. Ron Hextall said after the game "I thought (Petr Svoboda) got a stick on it because of the way it dipped. I thought it didn't go in, but Petr said it did. There's no excuse for not stopping that shot." Craig MacTavish said "(Lemieux) got a lot on it and put it in a perfect spot" and described Hextall's performance as "How do you describe what he did, other than he was sensational?" Hextall made 29 saves and was named the game's third star. Philly was outshot 21-8 after two periods and 32-18 in the game. John MacLean gave NJ a quick 1-0 lead ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HppL8uvJaY ). Bobby Carpenter gave NJ a 2-1 lead ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvhd4_ujhcA ). Kevin Dineen scored both Flyers' goals and tied the game 2-2 on the Flyers' ninth shot on goal in the game's 43rd minute.
  • Jun. 13, 1995 -- In Game 6 in NJ, the Devils scored four straight goals and advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-2 win. Stephane Richer ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvTHfpyHkM ) tied the game. Brian Rolston made it 2-1 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohu6nwljCQ8 ). Randy McKay made it 3-1 on a 3-on-1 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT3ridH7_kM ). Claude Lemieux made it 4-1 on a breakaway ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbdDWLujWr8 ). The Devils held a 22-10 shots advantage after two periods and 29-16 in the game. Martin Brodeur made 14 saves. Jim Montgomery gave Philly a 1-0 lead and Mikael Renberg finished the scoring. Final moments -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVq9uGGUPwg . SERIES NOTE: The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line of John LeClair (0-3-3, did not score in the last nine PO games), Eric Lindros (2-3-5) and Mikael Renberg (2-2-4) combined for 12 points in the six games. Summary -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrEsa4AgHjI .
  • Nov. 11, 1995 -- Chris Terreri (27 saves) and Steve Thomas (1-1-2) led NJ to a 4-2 home win. Phil Crowe fought Steve Thomas in the first period and scored the only goal of his 16-game Flyers' career in the third period. Shawn Antoski fought Ken Daneyko.
  • Nov. 12, 1995 -- Randy McKay scored five seconds into a PP lifting NJ to a 3-2 win in Philly. NJ led 2-0 at the 6:25 mark, scoring 46 seconds apart, then Philly's Patrik Juhlin was ejected for a high-sticking major 13 seconds later. Philly scored twice in the second period, 42 seconds apart. Bill Guerin was ejected for a high-sticking major in the third period. Shawn Antoski-Mike Peluso fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3gLYq5TSBs

  • Dec. 19, 1995 -- Bill Guerin's (2-0-2) OT goal, deflected off the leg of Chris Therien, lifted NJ to a 5-4 home win. NJ's Petr Sykora tied the game with 3:21 to play when Therien's pass deflected off his skate. Ron Hextall made 43 saves including 17 in the third period. NJ outshot Philly 48-29 including 18-7 in the third period. Pat Falloon scored twice. The Flyers led 2-0 1:15 into the game and then had a 5-on-3 when Steve Thomas was ejected for high-sticking at the 1:44 mark and Kevin Dean was issued a minor at 2:16. Guerin cut the gap to 2-1 when he scored four seconds after Thomas' major expired. Craig MacTavish played in his 1,000th NHL game.

  • Feb. 19, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 19 saves and Rod Brind'Amour and Dan Quinn scored third peiod goals 46 seconds apart in Philly's 4-1 home win. Kevin Haller scored the go-ahead goal 3:38 into the game. John LeClair's (1-1-2) 30th goal made it 2-0 in the second period. Eric Lindros had two assists. Martin Brodeur was lifted with Philly leading 4-0.
  • Mar. 10, 1996 -- Bill Guerin scored 3:45 into OT and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves in NJ's 3-2 OT win at Philly. The Flyers led 2-0 but NJ scored three PPGs (3-for-5 total) including the winner with Kjell Samuelsson in the box for high-sticking in OT. NJ was outshot 10-2 in the third period but outshot Philly 3-0 in OT. Shawn Antoski and Reid Simpson fought twice -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5hEj5Sd698 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoAf37V9gsQ
  • Apr. 10, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves, including 15-for-15 in the third period, and John LeClair and John Druce each scored twice in Philly's 5-1 win at NJ which seriously damaged the Cup Champs hopes of making the playoffs. Despite the absences of line mates Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg, LeClair had four (2-2-4) points and his 49th and 50th goals of the season. Martin Brodeur (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Corey Schwab (9/11) in the early part of the second period.
  • Oct. 7, 1996 -- Philly owned the third period, 3-0 in goals and 13-4 in shots, in a 3-1 home win. Rod Brind'Amour scored a SHG with 31 seconds left on a spearing major to Kjell Samuelsson. Karl Dykhuis (PPG) and Shjon Podein scored 2:26 apart later in the third period. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. The Flyers celebrated their first win at the CoreStates Center and the 700th home win in franchise history. Captains Eric Lindros and Scott Stevens did not play. Scott Daniels-Mike Peluso fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYqqcIQC0sQ) and Dan Kordic vs. Peluso ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWChfCgYwlA ).
  • Feb. 8, 1997-- Bobby Holik snapped a 2-2 tie with one of three third period goals in NJ's 4-2 home win. Martin Brodeur made 19 saves. Philly's road unbeaten streak was snapped at 12 (8-0-4). Ron Hextall made 30 saves. The Flyers' goals came 67 seconds apart and gave them a 2-1 lead.
  • Mar. 5, 1997 -- Martin Brodeur made 26 saves, Dave Andreychuk (1-1-2) had two points and NJ scored three second period goals in a 3-1 win in Philly. Garth Snow, who last suffered defeat in November, saw his unbeaten streak of 16 (11-0-5) end. The Flyers held a 27-16 shots advantage.
  • Mar. 25, 1997 -- Vaclav Prospal's scored with 4:48 to play and Ron Hextall made 27 saves in the Flyers 4-3 win at NJ. Prospal's backhander with 4:48 to play was the game-changing play and later Martin Brodeur said "Put 100 pucks there, I'll make (save) them all... that cost us the game. It was a routine play and I just missed it." John LeClair (1-2-3) and Pat Falloon (1-1-2) joined Prospal (1-1-2) with multiple-point efforts. Bill Guerin scored his 100th NHL goal on the first shot of the game, in the opening minute. Dave Andreychuk separated Paul Coffey's left shoulder (missed the next three games) with a hit along the boards. Earlier, Andreychuk checked Petr Svoboda and the Plexiglass shattered. Game highlights: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a-tMhG2dZc ).

  • Apr. 13, 1997 -- Trent Klatt's PPG with 1:34 to play completed an impressive rally as the Flyers recorded a 5-4 home win in the regular season finale. The Flyers trailed 4-1 with about 14 minutes remaining. Goals by Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) got Philly to within 4-3 then John LeClair's 50th goal tied the score with 4:07 to play. The Flyers out-scored NJ 4-0 and held a 15-6 shots advantage in the third period. Garth Snow (9 saves, 9 shots) replaced Ron Hextall (7 saves, 11 shots) at the 13:54 mark of the second period and shut out NJ the rest of the game. John MacLean (2-2-4) had four points and Mike Dunham made 33 saves. The Devils lost Dave Andreychuk with a fractured left ankle (he played in just one PO game) while being hooked by Janne Niinimaa; NJ made it 4-1 during that PP.
  • Oct. 8, 1997 -- NJ outshot Philly 40-18, including 22-6 in the third period, and went 2-for-10 on PPs in a 4-1 home-opener win. Randy McKay scored the GWG late in the second period. Scott Stevens assisted on two third period goals. Garth Snow made 36 saves. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves. Eric Lindros was penalized for goalie interference when he knocked Brodeur off his feet and jarred his mask. Afterwards, Lou Lamoriello said "I'm not happy when someone touches one of our players when they shouldn't. They (the NHL) have people here who saw it." However, Brodeur said "I don't think he did it purposely. If I had seen him coming, we probably would not have touched each other." Lyle Odelein, who tied the game 1-1, said "Eric is not a player like that to run a star player like Marty. He was going to the net and was off balance a bit. Like he said (Lindros apologized), he didn't mean to do it. Big E is an honest player and I respect that from him." Lindros-Scott Stevens scrum ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23KNGVTFyFM ).
  • Oct. 27, 1997 -- Patrik Elias scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in NJ's 5-0 win in Philly. NJ outshot Philly 12-3 in the first period and led 3-0. Petr Svoboda made his season debut after suffering a fractured ring finger during the preseason. Dan Kordic vs Krzystof Oliwa -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcFtA1J0I-M
  • Mar. 2, 1998 -- Brian Rolston scored twice and Steve Thomas snapped a tie with 6:06 to play giving NJ a 4-3 home win. The Devils led 2-0 at the 1:12 mark and 3-0 late in the second period but the Flyers tied the scored on a Mike Sillinger (1-1-2) goal.
  • Mar. 10, 1998 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves and Alexandre Daigle (1-1-2) scored with 5:50 remaining in Roger Neilson's Flyers' debut and the game ended 2-2 at Philly. Daigle, who was without a goal in his first 15 games as a Flyer, scored for the second straight contest and also assisted on Chris Therien's second period goal. NJ held a 5-1 shots edge in OT and 35-19 in the game. Dan Kordic and Krzysztof Oliwa fought 21 seconds into the game.
  • Mar. 24, 1998 -- Randy McKay had a hat trick, including two PPGs, in NJ's 3-2 home win. Alexandre Daigle scored twice for Philly. Martin Brodeur made 23 saves. Ron Hextall made 22 stops.
  • Oct. 4, 1998 -- In the final preseason game, Philly won 5-2 at home. Mike Maneluk scored the Flyers' last two goals both during PPs. Maneluk made the Flyers' regular season opening roster, on the Flyers' top line, but was traded in mid-November. Ron Hextall made 36 saves.
  • Oct. 22, 1998 -- Brian Rolston's SHG snapped a 1-1 tie with 1:19 left in the second period and Randy McKay scored 29 seconds into the third period to lead the NJ to a 3-2 win in Philly. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. JVB made 15 stops.
  • Nov. 14, 1998 -- Eric Lindros had four points in the third period during which the Flyers held a 5-0 goals advantage in a 6-1 home win. Lindros finished the game with five points (2-3-5) and John LeClair scored twice (2-1-3). Keith Jones' goal made it 2-1 45 seconds into the third period. Luke Richardson and Krzysztof Oliwa fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGE3pl3bryI ) five seconds after the Flyers went up 6-1. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-18 including 17-2 in the third period. Ron Hextall made 17 saves. Martin Brodeur made 34 saves. Philly entered the game with a seven-game (0-5-2) winless skid. The Flyers also ended a six-game (0-5-1) winless skid in this series.
  • Dec. 8, 1998 -- The Flyers scored twice in the final eight minutes of regulation to earn a 5-5 tie at NJ. Eric Lindros' (2-0-2) PPG was followed by Rod Brind'Amour's tying tally with 3:45 to play. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period. Ron Hextall (7 saves, 8 shots) replaced John Vanbiesbrouck (8 saves, 12 shots) after the second period with NJ leading 4-3. Five different NJ players scored. Ken Daneyko set a NJ team-record with his 935th game.
  • Dec. 10, 1998 -- Dave Andreychuk's OT goal completed a rally from a 4-1 deficit in NJ's 5-4 win at Philly. Bobby Holik tied the game in the third period. Randy McKay (1-2-3) had three points. Eric Lindros (2-0-2) and John LeClair (1-2-3) led Philly. Lindros made it 4-1 in the opening minute of the second period but after the game LeClair said "Eric scored that great goal and we kind of stopped playing." NJ outshot Philly 34-30 including 5-0 in OT.
  • Apr. 16, 1999 -- Chris Terreri made 27 saves and Bobby Holik scored twice, including the GWG in OT, in NJ's 3-2 win at home.
  • Sep. 25, 1999 -- Rod Brind'Amour suffered a broken left foot in a 4-2 preseason game loss at NJ. His iron man streak ended at 484 games when he missed the season opener. He did not return until December 22.
  • Sep. 26, 1999 --The Flyers won a preseason home game 10-2. Chris Terreri gave up ten goals on 26 shots including a SHG penalty shot to Sean O'Brien (who never played in the NHL) which gave Philly a 3-2 lead and began a streak of eight goals. John LeClair (2-1-3), Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Chris Therien (0-3-3) and Simon Gagne (2-0-2) led the offense. Among the fights was a brawl between Craig Berube/Neil Little-Scott Stevens -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beGc1fIqfo0
  • Oct. 30, 1999 -- Dan McGillis snapped a tie with 6:01 to play and Brian Boucher (26 saves) earned his first NHL victory in Philly's 5-3 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods but trailed 3-2 after two NJ goals. Mark Greig tied the game 3-3. Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had a goal and an assist. Randy McKay was eventually suspended three games for slashing the Flyers' Ulf Samuelsson in the last minute of play.
  • Nov. 9, 1999 -- The sluggish Flyers, returning East from a 2-0-1 three-game trip in California, dropped a 2-1 decision at NJ. The Devils held an 18-3 shots advantage in the first period and 31-16 in the game. Randy McKay returned from a three-game suspension (slashing Philly's Ulf Samuelsson) and scored the first goal. Later in the first period, Luke Richardson (instigator) fought McKay. Jason Arnott scored the GWG. Martin Brodeur made 15 saves. The Devils' PK was 0-5 including a 2-minute 5-on-3. John Vanbiesbrouck made 29 saves.
  • Dec. 22, 1999 -- Patrik Elias (2-1-3), Peter Sykora (0-3-3) and Scott Niedermeyer (0-2-2) led NJ to a 3-2 home win. Elias' second goal came 7:30 into the third period while NJ was on the PP. Rod Brind'Amour returned to the lineup after missing the first 34 games due to a broken left foot suffered in pre-season play.

2000-2004:
  • Jan. 15, 2000 -- Martin Brodeur made 30 saves and Patrik Elias (1-1-2) had two points in NJ's 4-1 road win. Scott Gomez scored 3:07 into the game. Gomez was ejected late in the third period with a major for elbowing. Sandy McCarthy and Krzysztof Oliwa fought for the third time this season ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LYUgLJ1cA ).The Flyers learned prior to the game that Eric Lindros suffered a concussion (against Atlanta).
  • Feb. 15, 2000 -- Martin Brodeur got credited with the GWG in NJ's 4-2 home win which extended the Devils' division lead over Philly to 15 points with 25 games to play. Daymond Langkow, being checked, sent the puck into the empty net during a delayed penalty to Scott Stevens and the goal, which made the score 3-1, was credited to Brodeur who was the last NJ player to touch the puck. Mark Recchi scored 2:16 later to get Philly back to a one-goal deficit. NJ held a 36-21 shots advantage. Brian Boucher made 32 stops. Zarley Zalapski made his Flyers' debut. Craig Berube and Lyle Odelin fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFHWgliE02s ). Philly ended the regular season with a 4-1 win at the NYR, giving them the Division crown (first since 1995-96) with 105 points to NJ's 103 and top seed in the East.
  • May 14, 2000 -- In Game 1 of the 2000 Conference Finals, Martin Brodeur made 35 saves in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly. Scott Niedermayer scored in the opening minute of the game. Mark Recchi tied the score. The game's turning point came in the last three minutes of the first period when Petr Sykora and Bobby Holik scored. Both team recorded 16 shots in the opening period and Philly held a 20-8 margin the remainder of the game. Each team had just 4 PIMs in the game. Flyers' interim head coach Craig Ramsey said "We didn't cycle the puck; we just tried to make a play, and then they were on the move up ice, defensemen joining. They made some really good plays on their goals."
  • May 16, 2000 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Brian Boucher made 30 saves and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Daymond Langkow scored consecutive goals in the first two minutes of the third period to rally the Flyers with a 4-3 win. Eric Desjardins started the rally when he scored with 0:38.8 remaining in the second period to cut NJ's lead to 3-2. Tocchet tied the score 1:06 into the third period then Langkow gave the Flyers the lead 52 seconds later. Tocchet and Scott Gomez swapped first period goals. Jason Arnott put NJ ahead 2-1. Keith Primeau, who was diagnosed with a concussion in Game 6 of the prior series, fought Randy McKay in the second period. Patrik Elias made it 3-1. Langkow was diagnosed with a concussion after a shoulder check from Scott Stevens soon after scoring the eventual GWG and missed the next two games. John Madden suffered a knee injury after a check by Keith Primeau and did not return until Game Six. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaF3COqmiPE

  • May 18, 2000 -- In Game 3 at NJ, Brian Boucher made 27 stops in Philly's 4-2 win. Among the saves was a beauty on Patrik Elias ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIZDPM0RCY ) with the Flyers up 2-1. Simon Gagne added an insurance goal with 1:49 to play. Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau and Rick Tocchet had two points apiece. John LeClair suffered facial cuts requiring 39 stitches when clipped unintentionally by the stick of Martin Brodeur as the goalie attempted a clear. Brodeur said of his underwhelming performance' 'You've got to brush it off as quick as you can. There are nights you have it and there are nights you don't. It was a tough night for me." Devils' coach Larry Robinson said ''Marty (Brodeur) is a true professional. It's unfair for our team to say, 'Well, we lost because Marty had a bad night.' That's not the case. We win as a team and we lose as a team. I'm sure there were a couple of goals that he would like to have back. But, there's probably, on those same goals, two or three other mistakes that were made before the goal went in. So, this is not a case where he has to feel he has to take the burden of the loss on his shoulders.''
  • May 20, 2000 -- In Game 4 at NJ, Craig Berube's deflection of Dan McGillis' point shot with 7:02 to play snapped a 1-1 deadlock and Simon Gagne scored with 3:20 remaining in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-1 victory. Brian Boucher made 24 saves. John LeClair protected his Game 3 injury by playing with a visor. NJ's only goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvDBEfAhuA ). NJ coach Larry Robinson delivered a 20-minute tirade at his players in the lockerroom after the game then told the assembled media "We had a game plan and we stuck to it for the first two periods, but not in the third.'' The Flyers outshot NJ 9-4 in the last period.

  • May 22, 2000 -- In Game 5 at Philly, NJ led 2-0 after the opening period (14-6 shots) en route to a 4-1 win. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves. Valeri Zelepukin narrowed the gap for the Flyers (2-1) with 4:15 left in the second period but Patrik Elias scored 55 seconds into the third with the game's key goal. John LeClair nailed Sergei Nemchinov into the glass causing a 40-stitch wound to the left side of Nemchinov's forehead and a pool of blood on the ice. Rick Tocchet said ''We stunk tonight. There is nothing really more to say.''
  • May 24, 2000 -- In Game 6 at NJ, Claude Lemieux's goal with 8:34 to play in the third period, followed by an Alex Mogilny goal with 3:27 to play, snapped a scoreless tie in NJ's 2-1 win. NJ outshot Philly 26-13. After 73 days sidelined due to concussions, his fifth, Eric Lindros returned to the Flyers' lineup for the first time since March 12 and played 14:47 and had 19 shifts. He played as Daymond Langkow's RW linemate and nearly scored an important goal but it came just as the second period expired -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIQsYzP4bY Brian Boucher's mask needed repair after a puck lodged in it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8w6e...eature=related ).
  • May 26, 2000 -- In Game 7 at Philly, Patrik Elias ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSlOLojTsmY ) snapped a tie with 2:32 left in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves in NJ's 2-1 win. Elias made it 1-0 at 6:44, 20 seconds into a Keith Jones minor. About a minute later, Scott Stevens drilled Eric Lindros which resulted in Lindros' sixth concussion. Rick Tocchet evened the game with a PP in the second period. Philly outshot NJ 27-18. The NHL fined the Flyers $10,000 after the game due to the lack of disclosure of information regarding the Lindros injury. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONktdSDzyIY . SERIES RECAP: Leading scorers: Rick Tocchet (4-2-6), Mark Recchi (3-3-6) and Keith Primeau (0-5-5); Jason Arnott (2-5-7), Bobby Holik (3-2-5), Patrik Elas (4-1-5) and Petr Sykora (2-3-5). PPs -- Philadephia went 2-for-17 and NJ went 3-for-13. Brian Boucher had a save pct. of .903. Martin Brodeur had a save pct. of .911.
  • Nov. 1, 2000 -- Paul Ranheim beat Chris Terreri (28 saves) with 1:26 to play in the third period and the teams skated to a 1-1 OT tie in NJ. Brian Boucher made 32 saves. The Flyers outshot NJ 5-4 in the OT and Boucher made a huge stop on Scott Gomez who led a 3-on-1 break. Philly played without John LeClair, Mark Recchi, Keith Primeau, Rick Tocchet and Keith Jones. Each team was issued one penalty, 2 PIMs aside. NJ coach Larry Robinson described the game as "Probably the tamest New Jersey-Philadelphia game you're ever going to see."
  • Dec. 16, 2000 --Roman Cechmanek, who signed a contract extension earlier in the day, made 30 saves and Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Daymond Langkow (1-2-3) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), who had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, led Philly to a 6-3 home win. Martin Brodeur surrendered six goals on 26 shots. Philly's 4-1 lead was cut to a goal but Chris McAllister, who snapped a 94-game scoring drought, and Gagne scored 21 seconds apart. Kent Manderville, who hit the post once and later had a goal nullified as the whistle blew, played in his 100th consecutive regular-season game without scoring. "If I ever go to Atlantic City, I'm not going with him," Tocchet said of Manderville. There were four fights in the game: Tocchet vs. Randy McKay and Chris Therien vs. Colin White simultaneously ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_TZBvCicE; Chris McAllister vs. McKay ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ywb9ZsAqzw ); Luke Richardson vs. Scott Stevens -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70upbegBTF4
  • Jan. 2, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek (21 saves) and Martin Brodeur (24 saves) hooked up in a 1-1 tie at NJ. Daymond Langkow and John Madden scored. P.J. Stock fought Turner Stevenson. NJ benched Bobby Holik for the entire third period and OT. Among the Flyers unavailable due to injuries were John LeClair, Keith Primeau and Rick Tocchet.
  • Jan. 18, 2001 -- Scott Gomez (1-2-3) won two faceoffs in the opening 4:15 which led to goals in NJ's 7-1 win at Philly. Sergei Brylin added two goals. Martin Brodeur made 18 saves in a duel with fellow All-Star (both were selected for the upcoming game) Roman Cechmanek who, when he learned of the choice, said through a translator "He (Cechmanek) thinks it came too fast. He'd be happier if he didn't get nominated. He doesn't want to be considered a star." There were three fights: P.J. Stock vs. Turner Stevenson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp1QGizW6_Q ; Chris McAllister vs. Jim McKenzie ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxhMf9LCvzw ); Stock vs. Colin White.

  • Mar. 10, 2001 -- John Madden scored with 0:47 to play and Martin Brodeur made 24 saves in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves. The Flyers scored two PPGs including Andy Delmore's tying goal in the third period. N.J.'s Jim McKenzie was involved in three of the game's five fights. Luke Richardson vs. McKenzie ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ-c5cf7qV4 ); P.J. Stock-Turner Stevenson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2elN3b8hgU ); Rick Tocchet vs. Scott Stevens ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qh0gSE3UhY ); Chris McAllister vs. McKenzie, round 1 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7thv9naNs6o ) and McAllister vs. McKenzie, round 2 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix3FKLo0hrQ ).

  • Nov. 17, 2001 -- Simon Gagne and Ruslan Fedotenko scored third period goals and Roman Cechmanek made 33 saves, including 13-for-13 in the third period, in Philly's 3-1 road win. Cechmanek was a questionable starter, fighting an illness and missed practice the prior day (Neil Little, backup). NJ held a 34-25 shots advantage. There were six PIMs issues in the game, four to the Devils.
  • Nov. 20, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 42 saves in a 3-3 tie at Philly. Bobby Holik (2-0-2) scored with 3:22 to play in the third period. NJ held a 20-3 shot advantage in the third period. Head coach Bill Barber said "The difference was one guy: Cechmanek." John LeClair (2-1-3), Justin Williams (1-2-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) collected all eight individual points for the Flyers.
  • Jan. 10, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves and Philly scored three times in a span of 2:59 in the second period of a 3-2 home win. Jiri Dopita (1-1-2), Kim Johnsson (0-2-2) and Eric Weinrich (0-2-2) led Philly. Mike Commodore mistakenly tipped Donald Brashear's shot behind Martin Brodeur to make it 3-1. NJ outshot Philly 36-20.
  • Feb. 27, 2002 -- Roman Cechmanek (22 saves) recorded the first Flyers' shutout in this series in 15 years in a 1-0 win at NJ. JVB made 32 saves for NJ in his first game in nearly 11 months; he was signed as a free agent earlier in the month. Simon Gagne scored his 25th goal when he slipped past Brian Rafalski after a perfect feed from Jeremy Roenick. Three of the game's four penalties came in the opening five minutes. Scott Niedermayer was injured mid-game and did not return.
  • Apr. 10, 2002 -- John Madden scored 9:18 into the third period and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves to record his 55th NHL shutout in NJ's 1-0 home win. The Flyers had 4 PIMs, NJ had 2 PIMs.
  • Nov. 7, 2002 -- Jamie Langenbrunner scored an unassisted goal with 7:23 left in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves and recorded his 56th shutout in NJ's 1-0 win at Philly. NJ's PK prevented a shot on goal during five kills, including a 5-on-3. Roman Cechmanek stopped 26 shots.
  • Dec. 2, 2002 -- Brian Gionta scored in OT and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves in NJ's 1-0 win at Philly. The teams played to a fourth straight 1-0 game. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves. Jeremy Roenick fought Jamie Langenbrunner -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFWDTqAnJv4 .

  • Jan. 30, 2003 -- Scott Gomez (1-2-3) and Ken Daneyko (1-1-2) each had two points in the opening period and NJ led 3-0 en route to a 5-1 win. Roman Cechmanek (8 saves, 11 shots) was replaced by Robert Esche (17 saves, 19 shots) after the first period. Martin Brodeur made 22 saves. The Flyers' lone goal snapped Brodeur's personal shutout streak in this series at 265:02 when Eric Chouinard scored with under two minutes to play. An oddity happened in the game when Pavel Brendl, who had been scratched on the official lineup, was dressed to start the game and Dennis Seidenberg, who was listed to play, was not in the lineup. The officials sent Brendl to the dressing room with 6:50 to play; Seidenberg replaced him in the second period. Other than a Donald Brashear-Jim McKenzie fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up8vL2O0wj8 ), each team was assessed one minor penalty in the game.

  • Feb. 18, 2003 -- Jeff Friesen scored with 4:45 to play in a 2-2 tie in Philly. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves. Donald Brashear (1-1-2) and Keith Primeau (1-1-2) each had two points for the Flyers.
  • Mar. 17, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 27 saves and Sami Kapanen had three points in a 4-2 road win which was a battle for first place in the Atlantic Division. Cechmanek made key saves on Scott Gomez and Joe Nieuwendyk in the third period and also on Patrick Elias who had a breakaway while killing a penalty. Eric Weinrich scored a SHG.
  • Sep. 23, 2003 -- Donald Brashear fought Grant Marshall ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cr9vql5Nms ) and Sean Brown ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5I52daXl9s ) in a preseason game at Trenton.
  • Sep 26, 2003 -- Donald Brashear fought Scott Stevens ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAL_28KYoYg ) in a preason game won by Philly 5-4 on Jeremy Roenick's OT goal.
  • Oct. 30, 2003 -- Mike Rupp scored twice and NJ rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 at home. NJ held a 28-16 shots advantage. The Flyers were held without a shot for the opening 17:41 of the third period and were outshot 6-1 in the final period. Jeff Hackett made 25 saves in the loss.
  • Dec. 12, 2003 -- Keith Primeau scored with 6:25 left in regulation and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in NJ. The Flyers outshot the Devils 40-21. Scott Niedermeyer's goal estimated at 100-feet beat Jeff Hackett in the final minute of the first period to give NJ a 2-0 lead. The score was 2-2 after two periods. Sami Kapanen (1-2-3) led the offense.
  • Dec. 13, 2003 -- Martin Brodeur recorded his 71st shutout as he made 32 saves in NJ's 2-0 win in Philly. The Flyers held a 32-22 shot advantage including 8-1 in the first period. Grant Marshall snapped a scoreless tie just past the midway point of regulation.
  • Feb. 10, 2004 --Antero Niittymaki, in his third NHL start and subbing for the retired Jeff Hackett and injured Robert Esche, made 35 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne and Danny Markov each scored PPGs to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead after two periods; prior to the first goal, the Flyers were 0-for-27 against NJ on the PP.
  • Mar. 9, 2004 -- Robert Esche made 20 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at NJ. John LeClair (1-2-3), Michal Handzus (0-3-3) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) collected eight of the Flyers' nine points. LeClair added an ENG after Turner Stevenson scored NJ's lone goal. The Flyers now led the division by seven points.

  • Mar. 13, 2004 -- Robert Esche made 37 saves and Marcus Ragnarsson scored 23 seconds into the third period in a 2-1 Flyers' home win. NJ outshot Philly 38-21. Simon Gagne gave Philly a 1-0 lead 1:36 into the game. The Flyers opened up an eight-point lead over NJ. "I think we are over whatever the problem was against this team," said Esche. Donald Brashear beat Sean Brown (instigator minor) in a fight.


  • Apr. 5, 2004 -- On the last day of the regular season, NJ lost 3-1 at home to Boston while the Flyers tied the NYI 3-3. Because of the scores, Philly won the Atlantic Division Title (101 points to 100) and the teams met in the opening round of the POs.
  • Apr. 8, 2004 -- In Game 1 of the opening round series in Philly, In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Robert Esche made 37 saves in his first NHL PO start and was chosen the number one star in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Simon Gagne scored in the first period. Jeremy Roenick's 40th career PO goal, on the Flyers' lone power play of the game, made it 2-0 early in the second period. Roenick decided the day of this game to not wear a protective mask even though he suffered a broken jaw less than two months prior. "If it breaks, it breaks. There is nothing I can do about it," said JR when pressed. Keith Primeau was credited with the GWG 3:31 into the third period when Patrik Elias and Jan Hrdina scored in the next 57 seconds, 35 seconds apart, to make it 3-2 with 15:32 to go. Primeau (1-1-2) and Kim Johnsson (0-2-2) each had two points. NJ outshot Philly 39-26 including 11-6 in the third period. NJ was 0-for-4 on PPs. Scott Stevens played in 153 consecutive PO games but missed the series; he last played Jan. 7 (post-concussion syndrome).

  • Apr. 10, 2004 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Robert Esche made 24 stops, Alexei Zhamnov (1-1-2) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) each had two points and the Flyers held on for a 3-2 win. The Flyers killed two minors called in the opening 8:19 then Mark Recchi connected on the team's first advantage. The Flyers' PP entered the POs on a 1-for-37 skid but scored on the first two tries in this series. Zhamnov made it 2-1 in the second period less than three minutes after NJ tied it. Mattias Timander gave Philly a 3-1 lead in the third period. NJ outshot Philly 26-18.

  • Apr. 12, 2004 -- In Game 3 at NJ, the Devils went 3-for-5 on the PP and Martin Brodeur made 23 saves in a 4-2 win. Patrik Elias (2-0-2), who scored the GWG when his shot banked off Kim Johnsson, Paul Martin (1-1-2), Scott Gomez (0-3-3) and Brian Gionta (1-2-3) led the offense. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4VTo...eature=related
  • Apr. 14, 2004 -- In Game 4 at NJ, Robert Esche was superb as he made 35 saves in the Flyers' critical 3-0 win. Kim Johnsson scored at the 1:18 mark on ice with a new line of Simon Gagne-Michal Hanzus-Sami Kapanen. NJ outshot Philly 35-25 including 25-15 through two periods but trailed 1-0. Alexei Zhamnov, off a sweet feed from Vladimir Malakhov, scored 4:45 into the third period. Keith Primeau added a goal with just under four minutes to play. After the contest, Martin Brodeur said ''It's not like they're outplaying us. The only reason they won this game is because of Esche.'' Scott Gomez said "He (Esche) is the reason they are going home up 3-1."
  • Apr. 17, 2004 -- In Game 5 in Phily, Danny Markov's 40-foot wrist shot with 5:23 to play snapped a 1-1 tie and Robert Esche made 31 saves in the Flyers' series clinching 3-1 win. Alexei Zhamnov (1-1-2) made it 1-0. Scott Niedermayer scored late in the second period which snapped Esche's shutout streak at 106:36. Sami Kapanen added an ENG. Igor Larionov played his final NHL game. Closing moments -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ta4hRpv44 . Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_hWJZdiYec SERIES RECAP: Robert Esche stopped 146 of 154 (.942) shots while Martin Brodeur stopped 120 of 133 (.902) shots. Philly went 4-for-12 on the PP (finished the regular season 1-for-37) while NJ was 3-for-18. Alexei Zhamnov (3-5-8), Jeremy Roenick and Kim Johnsson (1-5-6) led Philly. NJ was led by Patrik Elias (3-2-5), Brian Gionta (2-3-5) and Scott Gomez (0-5-5). NJ was out-scored 14-9 despite 21 more shots.

2005-2009:
  • Sep. 29-30, 2005 -- The teams split preseason games and among the fights was Donald Brashear and Krzysztof Oliwa -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mstlV3ta4ME . Brashear later beat Grant Marshall in a fight.
  • Oct. 7, 2005 --Antero Niittymaki made 26 saves and Philly scored the last five goals of a 5-2 home win. Jon Sim scored the GWG at the 0:39 mark of the third period then Michal Handzus and Turner Stevenson (SHG) finished the scoring. NJ led 2-0 past the midway point of regulation but Simon Gagne scored twice. Gagne's second goal was awarded after a video replay which overturned an on-ice ruling showed that Martin Brodeur pulled the puck out from behind the goal line with his glove. NJ went 2-for-9 on the PP.

  • Nov. 30, 2005 -- Robert Esche made 30 saves and Mike Knuble and Patrick Sharp scored in under four minutes in Philly's 2-1 home win. The Flyers PK was 5-for-5 and stopped the Devils during two 5-on-3s in the second period when the game was scoreless. The Flyers had a 5-on-3 in the last three minutes of regulation but did not score. The Devils had a PP for the last 40 seconds of regulation and did not score. NJ's lone goal was by Thomas Pihlman, the only goal he scored in his brief NHL career. Martin Brodeur made 31 saves. Including the POs, Philly beat NJ for the fifth straight time and ninth time in the last 10 meetings.
  • Jan. 9, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur recorded his 77th career shutout as he stopped 22 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. NJ had just 16 shots but scored in each period. Zack Parise and Jamie Langenbrunner scored PPGs. Scott Gomez (1-1-2) had two points and a third period goal.
  • Mar. 1, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 26 saves and Viktor Kozlov scored the only goal in the shootout in N.J.'s 2-1 home win. Kozlov gave NJ a 1-0 lead in the first period. Brian Savage evened the score. Robert Esche made 31 saves. Mike Richards, Petr Nedved and Peter Forsberg failed on SO tries.
  • Mar. 21, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 21 saves and Peter Forsberg and Mike Knuble each had two points in a 2-1 home win. Simon Gagne gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:49 into the game with his 40th goal of the season. Forsberg scored about five minutes later on the PP. The Flyers killed a minor to Petr Nedved called with under four minutes to play.
  • Apr. 1, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves and Brian Gionta had assists on late second period goals by Scott Gomez and Jason Wiemer in NJ's 4-1 win in Philly.
  • Apr. 13, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 33 saves, Zach Parise scored twice and Brian Gionta had three assists in NJ's 4-1 home win. Brodeur won for the 438th time, surpassing Jacques Plante into fourth place.
  • Apr. 16, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur made 25 saves, Patrik Elias scored twice and NJ won for the tenth straight time, 5-1 at home. The Devils and Flyers ended the night both with 99 points, one point behind division leader NYR. The eventual finish had NJ winning the division and the three teams were separated by one point, the second time in NHL history that happened (also the Canadian Division in 1929-30).
  • Oct. 14, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur (23 saves), Brian Rafalski (0-3-3) and Brian Gionta (2-0-2) lifted NJ to a 3-2 home win. Gionta scored the lone goal in the third period. NJ's PK was 7-for-8 and the PP was 2-for-6. Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Antero Niittymaki (29 saves) led Philly.
  • Dec. 2, 2006 -- Zach Parise and Brian Gionta netted the lone goals in the shootout lifting NJ to a 4-3 win at Philly. Brad Lukowich scored a SHG with 2:12 left in regulation to even the game 3-3. Martin Brodeur made 22 saves and also was 2-for-2 in the SO, stopping Simon Gagne and Petr Nedved. Todd Fedoruk (1-1-2) scored 1:37 into the game in his first game back with the Flyers then Randy Jones (1-1-2) gave Philly a 2-0 lead. Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves but was 0-for-2 in the SO. Ben Eager and Mike Rupp fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsQfKMXOmLc
  • Dec. 8, 2006 -- Martin Brodeur moved ahead of Ed Belfour into second place on the NHL's all-time wins list with 462 as he made 28 saves in NJ's 2-0 home win. Brodeur also tied Glenn Hall for third place with his 84th career regular season shutout, seven of which have come against the Flyers. NJ scored twice on the PP including Jamie Langenbrunner's GWG 3:37 into the game.
  • Jan. 20, 2007 -- Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 20.8 seconds remaining in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead NJ to a 4-3 home win. Kyle Calder and Simon Gagne gave the Flyers one-goal leads in the third period. Antero Niittymaki made 35 saves. NJ had five more PP chances. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves and was 3-for-3 in the SO.
  • Feb. 1, 2007 -- Despite a record-setting performance by rookie Alexandre Picard, NJ won 6-5 (OT) at Philly. Picard, who played a game-high 32:42, had five assists which set Flyers' team records for most assists by a rookie in a game and by any defenseman in a game. Brad Lukowich scored the GWG with 49.5 seconds left in OT. Zach Parise made it 5-5 with 31.8 seconds to play in the third period. Philly owned a 9-2 shot edge in OT. Mike Knuble (2-1-3) and Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) led Philly while NJ was led by Patrik Elias (1-2-3) and Travis Zajac (2-0-2). Antero Niittymaki (29 saves, 35 shots) and Martin Brodeur (31/36) were the goalies. Ben Eager fought David Hale -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QpzXQKmEkI
  • Mar. 6, 2007 -- Martin Biron made 37 saves in his Flyers' home debut and Simon Gagne scored 1:47 into OT to give Philly a 5-4 win which snapped an 8-game (0-5-3) skid in this series. Gagne's goal was his 13th against Martin Brodeur (39 saves), the most he has scored against any goalie. Gagne, Scottie Upshall, Mike Richards and Sami Kapanen each had a goal and an assist. Philly held a 15-6 shots advantage after the first period but trailed 1-0. The teams scored four goals in a span of 5:33 late in the second period and five times in 8:50. NJ blew three one-goal leads but tied the score 4-4 on Brad Lukowich's goal with 5:35 to play. The Flyers killed a minor to Joni Pitkanen with under four minutes to play. Philly outshot NJ 3-0 in OT after being outshot 20-10 in the third period. The Flyers held a 44-41 shots edge in the game. Patrik Elias (1-2-3) and Scott Gomez (0-3-3) each had three points for NJ. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy01HS47ilA

  • Mar. 30, 2007 -- Mike Rupp broke a scoreless tie with 1:20 left in the second period then Travis Zajac scored with 10 seconds to play in the same period of a 3-1 home win. Martin Brodeur won his 45th game of the season. NJ won 32 of 47 faceoffs (68%) and outshot Philly 24-15 including 9-2 in the third period.
  • Apr. 5, 2007 --Martin Brodeur (34 saves) won for the 48th time to break Bernie Parent's NHL record for most wins by a goalie in one season in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Jim Dowd's SHG in the third period was the decisive marker. Sergei Brylin (1-1-2) factored in the tying and winning goals. NJ had two PPGs and a SHG. Jeff Carter scored 1:05 into the game. Martin Biron made 30 saves.
  • Oct. 18, 2007 -- Martin Biron stopped all 38 shots and Philly scored three times in the second period in a 4-0 home win. NJ held a 15-2 shot advantage in the scoreless first period and 38-18 in the game. Zach Parise (8), Paul Martin (6) and Brian Gionta (5) had 19 shots. Mike Richards (1-1-2) and Sami Kapanen scored the first two goals. Ex-Devil Jim Dowd also scored. Jason Smith and David Clarkson fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-seklB1WmY
  • Nov. 8, 2007 -- NJ scored three times in the last 5:32 of the first period en route to a 4-1 home win. NJ went ahead 2-1 with goals scored in 18 seconds. Dainius Zubrus (2-0-2) scored the final two goals of the period. NJ outshot Philly 39-14 including 16-2 in the second period. Martin Brodeur made 13 saves. Antero Niittymaki (24 saves, 24 shots) replaced Martin Biron (11 saves, 15 shots) in the second period. Riley Cote fought Arron Asham ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPFvH3jJZw ) and Ben Eager fought Scott Brookbank ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tma9ovYgSm4 ). The Flyers played the last game of an eight-game road trip.
  • Nov. 17, 2007 -- Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and became the second NHL goalie (Patrick Roy) to win 500 games as NJ won 6-2 in Philly. Brodeur improved to 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts against the Flyers. Zach Parise (1-2-3) and Dainius Zubrus (1-1-2, points on the first two goals) led the NJ offense. Martin Biron (18 saves, 22 shots) was replaced by Antero Niittymaki (0 saves, 2 shots) for the third period. The Devils scored on both third period shots, within 32 seconds of the opening 3:05. The Flyers held a 13-2 shots advantage in the third period and 28-24 in the game.
  • Dec. 16, 2007 -- John Madden (2-1-3) and Martin Brodeur (29 saves) led NJ to a 4-2 home win. Madden's second goal gave NJ a 2-1 lead midway in the middle period and it came 40 seconds after Brodeur stopped Danny Briere on a penalty shot. Briere scored a PPG in the third period but Jamie Langenbrunner added an ENG. NJ outshot Philly 38-31. Each team had two special teams' goals. Riley Cote and Mike Rupp fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLzZj0jBzzE as did Jason Smith and David Clarkson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BX43ntI3WY
  • Jan. 4, 2008 -- Martin Brodeur stopped 36 shots in NJ's 3-0 home win. Brodeur had his 96th career shutout. NJ won for the 11th straight time at home in this series. Brodeur beat the Flyers for the 40th time (515 career wins). Describing an on-ice incident, Travis Zajac said "I guess I got close to (Derian Hatcher) him and he bit me." Hatcher countered by saying "He got his glove on my tooth, almost pulled it out. It's all sore."
  • Jan. 22, 2008 -- The Devils went 5-for-8 on PPs in a 7-3 win at Philly. The five PPs tied a team-record since relocation to New Jersey. Johnny Oduya (1-3-4), Patrik Elias (2-1-3), Travis Zajac (0-3-3), Zach Parise (2-0-2) and Martin Brodeur (24 saves) led the Devils. Seven of the first eight goals came on PPs. Antero Niittymaki (15 saves, 20 shots) was removed for Martin Biron (14/16). There were two fights in the game Riley Cote-Michael Rupp ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpXbWEQ481Q ) and Steve Downie-David Clarkson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A70d3TzzeHc ). The Flyers entered the game with a 10-1-2 mark in their prior 13 contests.

  • Mar. 28, 2008 --The Flyers gained an important point in their PO drive with a 5-4 shootout loss at NJ. Jamie Langenbrunner, who scored in regulation, had the decisive SO goal. NJ won the 3-round shootout 3-2. Martin Biron made 29 saves but NJ went 3-for-3 in the SO. Martin Brodeur made 28 saves and stopped one of three SO attempts. Randy Jones (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick, he fought Mike Mottau ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56wIMaySxk0 ) in the first period and tied the game 3-3 in the third. Mike Knuble (1-1-2) evened the game with 56 seconds left in regulation.
  • Apr. 4, 2008 -- In a critical game, Martin Biron (22 saves) backed the Flyers to a 3-0 home win. R.J. Umberger scored in the first period and Scottie Upshall and Joffrey Lupul scored 37 seconds apart midway in the third period, goals that drove Martin Brodeur from the net. Prior to the game, Mike Knuble "implore(d)" Flyers' fan to show up early for the game due to its significance. Lauren Hart shared a duet with the late Kate Smith on "God Bless America" and the tone was set at the Wachovia Center.
  • Sep. 17, 2008 -- Philly won 3-2 in a preseason game that featured six fights including Riley Cote-Arron Asham -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG8EUmwWQEs
  • Oct. 24, 2008 -- Mike Richards (0-4-4) led Philly to a 6-3 win, the team's first win in the 2008-09 season after an 0-3-3 start. The win also ended a 12-game (0-11-1) regular season skid at N.J. Martin Biron settled down after a shaky start and was perfect 14-for-14 in the final period. The Devils took a 3-2 lead with 19 seconds to play in the first period but, after a pair of fights (Riley Cote-PLLL and Andrew Alberts-David Clarkson), the Flyers scored twice in the second period and two more in the third period. Scott Hartnell scored twice including the GWG. Joffrey Lupul (1-1-2) added two points. NJ was led by Zach Parise (1-2-3). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdRCKuqWSko
  • Oct. 25, 2008 --Jeff Carter scored 3:44 into OT and Philly won at home 3-2 to sweep the home-and-home series. Martin Biron made 29 saves. The winning tally came seconds after a fan tossed a smoke bomb onto the ice, delaying the game for about five minutes after a review of a possible goal by Simon Gagne was negated. Carter, Ossi Vaananen and Braydon Coburn each had two points. In the middle period, two fights happened simultaneously at the 3:15 mark: Riley Cote fought Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond while Arron Asham battled Mike Rupp. The latter duo was tossed from the contest for being involved in the second of the two altercations -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-fsnYxl6FA

  • Dec. 4, 2008 -- Patrik Elias scored the tying (1:30 left) and winning goals (2:46 into OT) and Scott Clemmensen made 29 stops in NJ's 3-2 win at Philly. Elias' 15th OT goal tied him with Mats Sundin and Jaromir Jagr for the NHL record. Scottie Upshall's PPG with 4:28 to play gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiH7APCu2yk
  • Dec. 21, 2008 -- NJ recorded a 3-2 home win when Travis Zajac scored in the fifth round of a 2-1 shootout win; Jamie Langenbrunner tied it 1-1 on NJ's third try. Scott Clemmensen stopped 27 shots. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) and Joffrey Lupul (1-1-2) scored after the Flyers trailed 2-0. Mike Richards scored for the Flyers in the shootout but Carter was stopped on a potential 3rd-round winner and Lupul was stopped on the Flyers' fifth try. Antero Niittymaki made 24 saves. Randy Jones returned to the Flyers lineup after missing the first 32 games (hip injury). Josh Gratton and Mike Rupp fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPA-r8xLqtI ) as did Braydon Coburn and Sheldon Brookbank -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-dz0Dk8aoE
  • Mar. 1, 2009 -- Martin Brodeur made 27 saves and recorded his 100th NHL shutout in NJ's 3-0 home win. Johnny Oduya (1-1-2) led the offense. Martin Biron made 39 saves.
  • Mar. 23, 2009 -- Jeff Carter (40th goal) and Simon Gagne (1-2-3, 30th goal) scored in the opening 3:01 of the third period and Martin Biron made 32 saves in a 4-2 home win. Carter became the 13th Flyer to reach the 40-goal mark in a season and it was the 37th time it has been accomplished in team history. Philly reached the 40-win mark for the 24th time. Martin Brodeur made 21 saves. Riley Cote fought Mike Rupp fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7VH2O2MaOk . In-game humor on the Flyers' bench -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkRBLWBs_L8 . Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72LDKoU6I9w

  • Oct. 3, 2009 -- Ray Emery made 24 saves in Philly's 5-2 road win. Jeff Carter scored in the first period then Ian Laperriere and Mike Richards scored in the second period before Darroll Powe made it 4-0 in the third period. Matt Carle (1-1-2), Chris Pronger (0-2-2) and JVR (0-2-2) had 2-point games. The Flyers started a season with consecutive road wins for the first time. Martin Brodeur played in his 1,000th career game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxA6...eature=related

  • Nov. 16, 2009 --Ray Emery made 33 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home victory which snapped NJ's 8-game win streak. The result also ended NJ's attempt to tie the NHL record for consecutive road wins at the start of a season as the Devils entered the game with a perfect 9-0-0 road mark. Darroll Powe scored in the first period and Scott Hartnell made it 2-0 in the opening minute of the second period. James van Riemsdyk made it 3-1 midway in the third period. Claude Giroux had two assists. NJ's goals came with three seconds left on a 5-on-3 in the middle period and then one with 0.6 left in regulation. Prior to the game, Dave Schultz became the 20th player inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame: “Philadelphia Flyers fans are the greatest. I love you all. I have never had a bad day in Philadelphia.” Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmWjhLhjtmc .

  • Dec. 12, 2009 --Niclas Bergfors and Patrik Elias each scored twice and Martin Brodeur made 22 saves in NJ's 4-1 home win. Bergfors scored two PPGs by the 12:31 mark. NJ led 3-0 after one period, outshooting Philly 14-5. Brian Boucher made 24 saves.

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  • Feb. 8, 2010 -- Mike Richards' scored a PPG with 7:58 remaining and Michael Leighton made 28 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. Anssi Salmela's SHG gave NJ a 2-0 lead 1:01 into the second period but he was then knocked out and removed from the game on a stretcher after being hit by Jeff Carter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVAuZLncSWE ). James van Riemsdyk and Carter scored in the final 96 seconds of the second period to even the game 2-2. Chris Pronger had two assists. Martin Brodeur made 34 saves. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbIRkFgBWD8

  • Feb. 10, 2010 -- The Flyers completed a home-and-home sweep on a terrific play by Simon Gagne with 1:33 left in a 3-2 OT road win. NJ led 2-0 8:01 into the game. Jeff Carter tied the score with 6:13 left in the second period. NJ held a 23-15 shots advantage including 7-1 in the third period. Michael Leighton made 21 saves. The game, played amid a blizzard which dumped over a foot of snow, attracted an announced crowd of 5,580 that was estimated by some to be closer to 3,000. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5hVkAaLlg

  • Mar. 28, 2010 -- Brian Boucher made 32 saves and five Flyers, led by Simon Gagne (1-1-2) and Ville Leino (1-1-2), scored in a 5-1 home win. Three Flyers' defensemen scored, Matt Carle, Kimmo Timonen and Lucas Krajicek, a team first since October 14, 2005 when Joni Pitkanen, Derian Hatcher and Mike Rathje did so against Pittsburgh. Martin Brodeur (15 saves, 19 shots) was removed after the second period for Yann Denis (5 saves, 6 shots). The Flyers beat the Devils five times, a team first since the 1988-89 season. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtusqLIv6hk

  • Apr. 14, 2010 -- In Game 1 of the ECQF at NJ, Brian Boucher made 23 saves and was named the game's top star in a 2-1 win. It was Boucher's first PO start in eight years and his most recent victory was May 20, 2000, a gap of 9 years and 329 days which represented the third longest stretch in NHL history (Jim “Sugar” Henry went 10 years and 1 day between wins [1942-52] and Sean Burke went 9 years, 347 days [1988-1998]). The Flyers' PK went 5-for-5, each minor to a defenseman including a double minor to Oskars Bartulis in the third period, and the last time the Flyers played a PO game without a forward committing an infraction was in the same game Boucher last won (Game 4 at NJ in 2000). The Flyers were outshot 24-14 including 9-2 in the third period. Chris Pronger, who played a game-high 30:01, snapped a second period scoreless tie with a PPG. Mike Richards (1-1-2) made it 2-0 off a terrific pass from Ian Laperriere with 3:33 left in the second period. Travis Zajac scored NJ's lone goal with 2:43 to play. After the game, Danny Briere said “There’s a piece of furniture behind you guys that took a pretty good beating” a reference to a soda machine supposedly thrashed by head coach Peter Laviolette between the first and second periods. Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRCz9fdodW8
  • Apr. 16, 2010 -- In Game 2 at N.J., Dainius Zubrus snapped a 3-3 tie with 4:04 left in regulation and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves in NJ's 5-3 home win. Ilya Kovalchuk (1-2-3) added an ENG. Patrik Elias (0-3-3) had three assists. Zach Parise scored a SHG 2:45 into the game. Chris Pronger became the sixth Flyer, and first defenseman, to score in his first two PO games with the team. The Flyers led 2-1 after one period. The game was tied 3-3 after two periods. Brian Boucher made 28 saves. Philly was 2-for-7 on PPs, NJ was 1-for-3. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_4l58Xp-Oc

  • Apr. 18, 2010 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Dan Carcillo (1-1-2) scored 3:35 into OT lifting the Flyers to a 3-2 win. The goal came five seconds after NJ killed a minor penalty. NJ went 2-for-8 on PPs while the Flyers went 1-for-5. Philly was called for three minors prior to the seven-minute mark and through two periods had seven minors to NJ's two. Mike Richards (1-1-2) added two points and Brian Boucher made 17 stops. The Flyers held a 34-19 shots advantage including 18-4 combined in the third period and OT. The third period was scoreless. Brian Rolston (2 PPGs) and Martin Brodeur (31 saves) led NJ. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQIsJVU9kgg

  • Apr. 20, 2010 -- In Game 4 at Philly, Brian Boucher made 31 saves and Jeff Carter (2-1-3) and Danny Briere (1-2-3), both pointless in the series, each had three points in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Briere netted the GWG with 2:33 left in the second period. However Carter and Simon Gagne both suffered foot injuries in the game and were lost indefinitely. The Flyers' PK killed 7 of 8 chances while the PP scored twice on eight tries. Chris Pronger assisted on third period goals by Dan Carcillo and Carter, the latter coming on a 5-on-3. Ilya Kovalchuk scored NJ's lone goal, on a 5-on-3 in the first period. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAEzUBHqbJw

  • Apr. 22, 2010 -- In Game 5 at N.J., the seventh seeded Flyers upset the second ranked Devils 4 games to 1. Brian Boucher made 28 saves and Claude Giroux (2-1-3) scored twice during a second-period span of 1:59 in an eventual 3-0 victory. Danny Briere (1-1-2) scored a PPG 3:16 into the game. Briere said of Giroux, the game's top star, “Big plays from him again tonight. You can’t teach what he does. He’s been a guy we’ve been able to rely on. For some reason we have that chemistry when we’re together on the ice. We think alike and we know where each other are going to be all the time. He’s a player that’s fun to play with and you have to be ready to get the puck from him every time.” Mike Richards added two assists. The Flyers were 2-for-6 on PPs while New Jersey was 0-for-8. The Devils committed 13 turnovers to the Flyers' one. Chants of "Booosh" and "Let's Go Flyers' rang throughout the Prudential Center. Ilya Kovalchuk said "We've got a great team but they just outplayed us, totally. They were missing a couple of guys (Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne) but were still able to do it. We did not deserve to win." Boucher earned his first playoff shutout since April, 16, 2000, ending a streak of 10 years and six days — the second longest in NHL history, missing Jim Henry’s mark (1942-52) by just four days. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii5sFowdPlQ SERIES RECAP: Boucher's GAA was 1.59, his save percentage was .940 and he did not allow an even strength goal for the last 187:39 of the series (Ilya Kovalchuk scored an ENG at the end of Game 2). The last time the Flyers ended a series with a shutout win came in 1987 when Ron Hextall blanked the NYR. Martin Brodeur recorded a 2.98 GAA and an .881 save percentage. Scoring leaders: Mike Richards (2-6-8), Claude Giroux (4-3-6), Danny Briere (2-3-5) and Chris Pronger (2-3-5) who had points in his first four PO games as a Flyer. NJ was led by Ilya Kovalchuk (2-4-6). The Flyers' PP was 8-for-29 and the PK killed 28 of 32.

  • Nov. 27, 2010 -- Travis Zajac scored the SO winner (2-1) in NJ's 2-1 home win. The Flyers led the shootout 1-0 when Nikolay Zherdev scored in the third round but Jason Arnott tied it. Johan Hedberg made 40 saves and was 3-for-4 in the shootout and was selected the game's top star. Danny Briere tied the game with a PPG midway in the third period. Philly held a 41-25 shots advantage including 28-11 combined in the second and third periods. The game totalled 10 PIMs. It was the second straight shootout loss for the Flyers in as many days leading Blair Betts to say “You can feel it (lack of passion). The atmosphere was light and there wasn’t enough emotion or intensity, even before we went on the ice. You kind of felt it yesterday against Calgary and it’s something we have to fix.” Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30S83syc1ds
  • Dec. 4, 2010 --Mike Richards (1-1-2, +3), who scored the tie-breaking goal 3:37 into the third period, and Jeff Carter (1-2-3) were the game's top two stars in Philly's 5-3 home win. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves including a key stop on Ilya Kovalchuk's breakaway with the score tied 2-2. Kovalchuk earlier scored his second goal in the past 17 games. The Devils' PP was 1-for-43 on the road but went 2-for-3 in this game including making the score 4-3 with 44 seconds to play. The Flyers' struggling PP went 0-for-3 and fell into a 2-for-41 slump. Philly dominated the second period 14-4 on shots and scored the lone goal to tie the game 2-2. In the third, the Flyers scored three times including Carter's ENG. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDtKOLfVz7I

  • Jan. 6, 2011 -- The line of Danny Briere (2-0-2), who scored twice in the third period, Scott Hartnell (2-0-2), who scored twice in the second period, and Ville Leino (0-3-3) who had a career-high three assists, combined for seven points and were named the top three stars in the Flyers' 4-2 win at N.J. Hartnell's second goal tied the game 2-2 with 1:06 remaining in the middle period. David Clarkson gave the Devils a 2-1 lead with 2:20 left in the second period, a goal confirmed by video replay after play had continued. Matt Carle added two assists. Brian Boucher made 18 saves and improved to 8-1-1, with a 2.07 GAA and .929 save percentage in his last 10 starts. Each team had 20 shots, Philly had a 7-2 advantage in the second period and the Devils had an 11-6 edge in the third period despite being out-scored 2-0. The Flyers had just two PIMs while the Devils had eight. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgLr0HOwMPU

  • Jan 8, 2011 -- Brian Boucher made 34 saves and backed the Flyers to a home-and-home sweep with a 2-1 win in Philadelphia. James van Riemsdyk, the game's top star, and Danny Briere (PPG) scored first period goals. Johan Hedberg (8 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Martin Brodeur who was a perfect 19-for-19 and earned second star status. New Jersey lost its 11th straight road game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r61bBvAkYLo
  • Jan. 22, 2011 -- Johan Hedberg made 26 saves and Patrik Elias scored twice in N.J.'s 3-1 home win. Henrik Tallinder (1-1-2), who made it 1-0, and Brian Rolston (0-2-2) also had two points. The Devils led 2-0 after the first period and outshot Philly 10-5. JVR scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. Elias added an ENG. The Devils entered the game with the NHL's worst record (14-29-3), but 4-0-1 in the last five, while the Flyers' led the NHL with a 31-11-5 mark. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz1RYsykhqs
  • Apr. 1, 2011 -- Patrik Elias (3-0-3) scored his eighth career hat trick, Brian Rolston (0-3-3) assisted on each goal and Johan Hedberg made 34 saves in NJ's 4-2 home win. Elias scored twice in the second period in under two minutes, the second which came on the Flyers' lone PP opportunity. Nick Palmieri scored the GWG midway through the third period when Ilya Kovalchuk's pass deflected off his skate. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXuu-XVt1hE
  • Oct. 8, 2011 -- Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 20 shots and backed the Flyers to a 3-0 win at N.J., the team's first regular season shutout since April 6, 2010 (a 2-0 win by Brian Boucher in Toronto). Claude Giroux scored in the opening period then Matt Read and Wayne Simmons added early third period goals. The Flyers dominated the third period, 9-3 in shots and scored twice. The Flyers went 0-for-8 on PPs but were a perfect 5-for-5 on PKs. Simmonds beat David Clarkson in a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGBlXpfJmtQ ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAlG3UXntqs

  • Nov. 3, 2011 -- Patrik Elias and Zach Parise scored in the shootout (2-1) and Johan Hedberg made 20 saves in NJ's 4-3 win at Philly. Danny Briere scored the lone shootout goal for the Flyers, one that was reviewed to determine if he continued puck movement through the play. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves. Zac Rinaldo's first NHL goal and Claude Giroux's score about six minutes later gave Philly a 2-0 lead 8:08 into the second period. Parise and Adam Henrique (1-1-2), his first NHL goal, tied it 11:57 into the second period. NJ held a 21-9 shots advantage in the second period and 39-23 in the game. Max Talbot's penalty shot goal made it 3-2 in the third period. David Clarkson tied it 3-3 with 7:35 left off a turnover in the Flyers' zone. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OgG5TabYmM

  • Jan. 21, 2012 -- Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) and Wayne Simmonds (1-2-3) led the offense and Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 win at NJ. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-5 with Hartnell scoring both goals. Simmons' ENG, with 2:22 remaining, finished the scoring. NJ was 0-for-6 on PPs. Alexei Ponikarovsky, acquired the prior night, scored NJ's lone goal 28 seconds after the Flyers took a 2-0 lead and ended a 17-game scoring drought. The Flyers' PK was 14-for-14 against NJ through the first three games. The Flyers lost Jaromir Jagr, Danny Briere and Zac Rinaldo to injuries. Jody Shelley fought Eric Boulton ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIlwM7NZsOc ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao_u2wuw2DI

  • Feb. 4, 2012 -- NJ led 6-0 through two periods in an eventual 6-4 win in Philly. Kurtis Foster (2-1-3) and Ilya Kovalchuk (1-2-3) each had three points. NJ scored three PPGs and a controversial SHG which made it 2-0 with 57 seconds left in the second period after Claude Giroux was spilled. The Devils scored with under a second to play in the opening period to make it 3-0. The Devils scored four goals in a span of 2:34 to take a 5-0 lead. Johan Hedberg made 37 saves. Sergei Bobrovsky (17 saves, 23 shots) was removed for Ilya Bryzgalov (8 saves, 8 shots) after NJ pulled ahead 6-0 8:22 into the second period. The Flyers held a 41-31 shots advantage. The Flyers out-scored NJ 4-0 in the third period and established a team-record for largest shot differential (23) in a period with a 24-1 mark. The previous record was +21 (22-1) in the first period on April 4, 1982 vs. Toronto. The last time the Flyers had 24+ shots in a single period was on February 13, 1988 when they had 25 shots in the second period at Toronto. Brayden Schenn and Kovalchuk fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aywypSGFDwo ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5hVkAaLlg
  • Mar. 11, 2012 -- Ilya Kovalchuk (1-2-3) had three points, Anton Volchenkov scored the GWG 2:45 into the third period and Martin Brodeur made 18 saves in NJ's 4-1 home win which snapped the Flyers five-game winning streak in which opponents went scoreless for 155:48. Patrik Elias' PPG made it 1-0 with 25 seconds left in the first period, a score that held until Claude Giroux tied the game 16 seconds into the third period. Sergei Bobrovsky made his first start since February 12 and stopped 27 shots. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eZ6ljqEDfA
  • Mar. 13, 2012 -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 17 saves and extended his personal shutout streak to 196:13 in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. Bryzgalov's streak was third best in team history behind John Vanbiesbrouck's 227:40 (Oct. 17-26, 1999) and 218:42 (Jan. 3-16, 1999). Bryzgalov’s GAA in his last five games was 0.39 and his save percentage .986. Sean Couturier snapped a scoreless tie in the second period and Jake Voracek (1-1-2), who missed the prior three games with an injury, made it 2-0 in the third period. Danny Briere (1-1-2) snapped a 23-game goal slide with an ENG. Braydon Coburn (0-2-2) also had two points, with a team-high 7 hits and was a +2. Philly held a 29-17 shots advantage including 9-3 in the third period. Highlights -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVOEzBZKKjg
  • Apr. 29, 2012 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Danny Briere's goal 4:36 into OT gave the Flyers a 4-3 home win ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3OJTnvaPjg ). Briere (2-0-2), the game's top star, also was a +3, won 11 of 17 faceoffs and scored the Flyers' first goal of the game. Zach Parise (1-1-2) scored 3:16 into the game. NJ took the first 11 shots of the game and held a 15-6 advantage through the opening period as the Flyers showed rustiness in not having played in a week. Briere and James van Riemsdyk (also +3) scored 37 seconds apart to give Philly a 2-1 lead in the second period. Claude Giroux made it 3-2 on a PP early in the third period but Petr Sykora tied the score with 8:38 to play. The Flyers held a 36-26 shots advantage including 30-11 after the first period. Marek Zidlicky was given a delay of game minor 30 seconds into OT during which video replay overturned a possible GWG due to Briere's obvious kicking motion at the 2:13 mark. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYgEne2Jsk
  • May 1, 2012 -- In Game 2 of the ECSF, NJ scored four times in the third period en route to a 4-1 win at Philly. Adam Larsson, who did not play in the first game and was a lineup replacement for the injured Ilya Kovalchuk, tied the game 3:08 into the third period. David Clarkson scored the GWG with 8:43 to play. NJ held a 35-20 shots advantage including 12-2 in the second period when the Flyers were shotless until 1:27 remained. Matt Read scored the Flyers' lone goal 2:53 into the game. The Flyers' PP was 0-for-5 and was limited to one shot in 8:13. Scott Hartnell was issued a minor penalty 13 seconds into an advantage which led to a 4-on-4 during which the tying goal was scored. Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves and was chosen the game's top star desite the loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_3suT8x968
  • May 3, 2012 -- In Game 3 of the ECSF, Alexei Ponikarovsky scored with 2:39 left in OT to give NJ a 4-3 home win. The Flyers had one shot on goal during two failed PPs in OT and ended the night 2-for-16 on PPs in the series. The Devils scored twice in 20 seconds to take a 2-1 lead in the first period. Danny Briere's 50th PO goal tied the game 3-3 with 8:56 left in the second period. Martin Brodeur made 25 saves. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcs6KrD1tCw
  • May 6, 2012 -- In Game 4 of the ECSF, NJ overcame a 2-0 deficit to record a 4-2 home win. Scott Hartnell's PPG and Claude Giroux's (1-1-2) SHG 1:50 apart gave Philly a 2-0 lead but the Devils scored a PPG 1:34 later to cut the gap in half. The score was tied 2-2 after one period and until Dainius Zubrus (2-0-2) scored with 2:13 left in the second period. Giroux was issued a 2-minute minor with 4 seconds left in the second period for a check-to-the-head and suspended the following game. Zubrus added an ENG. Ilya Bryzgalov made 39 saves. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves on his 40th birthday. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhW5o7ApX3A
  • May 8, 2012 -- In Game 5 of the ECSF, Bryce Salvador, David Clarkson and Ilya Kovalchuk scored and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves in NJ's series-clinching 3-1 win at Philly. Andrej Meszaros (back) played for the first time since March 1. Claude Giroux did not play due to being suspended (Game 4).
  • Jan. 22, 2013 -- The Flyers started the season 0-3-0 (third time in team history) with a 3-0 loss in New Jersey's home opener. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves and shutout the Flyers for the 10th time in his career. Travis Zajac scored 1:07 into the game. David Clarkson's PPG made it 2-0 with 25 seconds left in the opening period. It was the sixth PPG in 16 attempts against the Flyers in the opening three games. Ilya Kovalchuk's SHG on a penalty shot made it 3-0 early in the second period. Scott Hartnell was injured during the game and would multiple weeks due to a broken big toe in his foot.
  • Feb. 15, 2013 -- David Clarkson scored at 10:43 of the third period and Patrik Elias (1-2-3) had three points in NJ's 5-3 home win. Ilya Kovalchuk (0-3-3) got the primary assist on NJ's first three goals. The three Flyers' goals were scored in a span of 2:36, the quickest three goals scored by the team against Martin Brodeur who made 25 saves. Each team was limited to a minor penalty and the four PIMs represented the second lowest combined total in Flyers' history (2 vs. LAK in 1967).
  • Mar. 13, 2013 -- Adam Henrique (2-1-3) scored the go-ahead goal 36 seconds after Jake Voracek (1-1-2) tied the game and Ilya Kovalchuk added a key SHG to give NJ a 3-1 lead in the first period of a 5-2 home win. Johan Hedberg made 23 saves. NJ had the game's first three minors but the Flyers had six of the next seven (excluding a pair of offsetting minors).
  • Mar. 15, 2013 -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 27 saves and backed the Flyers to a 2-1 home win in the shootout. It was the first time the Flyers beat NJ in a shootout after seven losses. Matt Read gave Philly a 1-0 lead and Claude Giroux made it 2-1 through two rounds of the extra session. After Danny Briere failed to clinch it, Patrick Elias's attempt missed and the Flyers celebrated a rare shootout win (24-42 all-time, 5-18 in the division). Max Talbot gave Philly a 1-0 lead in the opening period after a patient play and pass from Simon Gagne. David Clarkson, who missed in the second round of the shootout, tied the score in the second period. Johan Hedberg made 21 saves.
  • Apr. 18, 2013 -- NJ snapped a 10-game losing streak (0-6-4) with a 3-0 win in Philly. Martin Brodeur made 23 saves for his 121st shutout. Ryan Carter's second period goal held until less than six minutes remained. Ilya Bryzgalov made 28 saves.
  • Nov. 2, 2013 -- Ray Emery made 14 saves and Brayden Schenn scored in the first period of the Flyers' 1-0 win at NJ. It was the third regular season shutout for the Flyers at NJ. Both teams went 0-for-5 on PPs and including the kills was one by Philly with under five minutes to play. The win followed an emotional game the prior night against Washington in Philadelphia which led to the scratches of two defensemen (Erik Gustafsson and Luke Schenn) and the Flyers' debut of Hal Gill. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2L3l50ur2w
  • Nov. 7, 2013 -- Martin Brodeur made 22 saves and Adam Henrique scored 1:57 into the game in NJ's 3-0 win at Philly. It was Brodeur's 122nd shutout and 12th against the Flyers. Henrique's goal ended a team scoreless streak that had reached 151:03. Cam Janssen made it 2-0 with his fourth goal in 313 NHL games. The Flyers had averaged just 1.47 goals per game through this loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c1WjdrL-N4
  • Jan. 7, 2014 -- Brayden Schenn, who earlier in the game suffered a nasty cut on his abdomen from a skate blade, scored 1:50 into OT off a nice feed from Nicklas Grossmann and the Flyers captured a 3-2 win at NJ. The Devils hit the post 15 seconds earlier. Ray Emery made 31 saves and went 2-0 at NJ this season. The Flyers trailed 1-0 57 seconds into the game and the score remained until the third period when Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell gave Philly the advantage. Giroux was clipped by an errant high stick with 1:43 to play but the Devils scored a SHG with 30 seconds remaining. The Flyers went 1-for-5 on PPs and were given the last four of the game. It was the seventh time this season that the Flyers recovered from a third period deficit to win. Earlier in the day, Giroux was among the notable absences from the announced Canadian Olympic hockey team.


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Shutout, Flyers
Well, that's out of the way.

Something inside me is telling me it's going to end up 4-1 Flyers though. Gut feeling or tapeworm? The Flyers will decide whether or not I visit the Doc (not Emrick). All kidding aside a win would be lovely. What point are the games in hand against Washington if they lose them anyway?

Anywho, Thanks MSE, LGF.


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Ok, new day, new GDT.

Awesome thread MSE!

I hope the Flyers respond by winning a victory so crushing the Moon itself comes to congratulate the team.

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Ok, new day, new GDT.

Awesome thread MSE!

I hope the Flyers respond by winning a victory so crushing the Moon itself comes to congratulate the team.
Ayn Rand once said "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." They had their chances the last game, they need to capitalize.

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Ayn Rand once said "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." They had their chances the last game, they need to capitalize.
I refuse to believe they will put up another 40 shot shutout.

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I don't know if you care but Parise will not play and Hedberg is starting.

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I don't know if you care but Parise will not play and Hedberg is starting.
Psh, we still should've drafted Parise...

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Yes, I have both listed within the first post. Thanks.

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I hate this team right now.

Tomorrow I won't so I'll come back tomorrow and say Go Flyers hopefully you score 1 lousy goal.

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49 save shutout for Hedberg. Just a head's up.

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I am wondering if it would be better for the Flyers to finish 2nd in the conference... anything to avoid playing the lightning for as long as possible.

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Ok, so last night we blew a lot of chances and had some pretty bad luck all around. That means today we'll have all bounces going our way, right? That law of average thing, right? Right. I say we win 8-1. Versteeg with a hat trick.

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