November 9, 1974 -- In the first meeting between the teams, Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Tom Bladon each had three points in the Flyers' 6-2 home win. Orest Kindrachuk scored the first successful penalty shot in team history. The first goal in this series was by the Capitals' Bill Mikkelson who scored just four goals in his NHL career. Michel Belhumeur made 39 saves in a loss. Bob Kelly and Don Saleski each returned to the lineup after serving six-game suspensions for their part in a brawl against the California Golden Seals; both were issued minor penalties in the first 5:06 of this game.
December 26, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and led the Flyers to a 4-1 win, the first meeting between these squads at Washington. Reggie Leach had two points including a goal 12 seconds into the opening period, the fastest opening goal in team-history (since broken). Bernie Parent made 19 saves.
January 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent had the shutout and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 4-0 home win. Veteran Ted Harris snapped a scoreless tie in the second period, in what would be the only goal in his Flyers' career and the last goal of his NHL career. Philly outshot Washington 11-1 in the third period and 40-20 in the game.
March 18, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish (3-2-5) recorded his fifth NHL hat trick and led the Flyers to a 7-2 victory at Washington. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), who recorded his 100th point of the season, and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) each had three points. Bob Kelly was ejected in the first period. Dave Schultz fought Nelson Pyatt and then Yvon Labre at different points in the opening period. The Flyers established a League-record with 1,769 PIMs in a season.
June 4, 1975 -- Bill Clement, Don McLean and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Alex Forsyth) in the 1975 Amateur Draft were traded to the Capitals for Washington's 1st round choice -- the first overall pick in the Draft -- which the Flyers used to select Mel Bridgman.
October 9, 1975 -- In the season opener, Reggie Leach scored the tie-breaker with 1:59 to play in the Flyers' 5-4 win. Michel Belhumeur made 45 saves for Washington. The Caps scored twice in the last five minutes of the third period to rally from a 4-2 deficit and tie the contest. Philly held a 50-28 shots advantage. Mel Bridgman, the NHL's number one pick in the 1975 Draft, scored in his first game and gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead. Bill Clement returned to the Spectrum for the first time since the 1975 Finals.
December 19, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish (3-0-3), Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Bill Barber (2-2-4) led the Flyers to a 7-5 victory. The game was knotted at 5-5 after two periods. The Flyers outshot Washington 53-22 including 20-3 in the first period. Philly outshot the Caps 50-28. Bill Clement gave the Caps a 1-0 lead and Washington once led 4-2 on a Harvey Bennett, Jr. goal.
February 24, 1976 -- Washington (six losses in six games) earned the first point in franchise history against the Flyers in a 5-5 tie. Bernie Parent played his first game of the season after he returned from neck surgery (October 14) and the rust showed; he made just 14 saves on 19 shots. The Capitals led 3-0 past the midway point of the game but the Flyers scored the next four to take a 4-3 lead in the third period. The Caps then scored twice in just over three minutes to regain the lead, 5-4. Tom Bladon's goal tied the game at 5-5 with 5:23 remaining. The Flyers held a 41-19 shots advantage including 33-12 over the last 40 minutes.
April 1, 1976 -- The Flyers held a 62-23 shots advantage and clobbered the Capitals 11-2 in Philly. Reggie Leach (2-3-5), who became the second player (Phil Esposito) in NHL history to score 60 goals in any regular season, Bobby Clarke (0-5-5), Bill Barber (3-1-4, 11 shots) and Orest Kindrachuk (2-2-4) all had 4+ points. Clarke's 5 assists set a team record (since broken by Eric Lindros' 6). Philly led 4-0 less than nine minutes into the game. The Flyers held a 44-11 shots advantage after two periods and the 62 shots set a team record. Ron Low made 51 saves, including 24-for-25 in the second period, but surrendered eleven goals. Philly scored five times in both the first and third periods. Larry Wright scored his first NHL goal in his 40th game in what was his final game for the Flyers. The Caps scored with six seconds left in the game.
December 3, 1976 --Hartland Monahan scored with 30 seconds remaining to give the Caps a 4-4 tie at home. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead with 3:45 to play. Bernie Parent made 29 saves and Bernie Wolfe made 31 stops. Mel Bridgman was ejected in the first period after a fight with Gord Lane.
December 23, 1976 -- Don Saleski (2-0-2) scored consecutive second period goals in Philly's 5-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves. Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) had three points including a goal setup on a perfect pass by Bobby Clarke, seven seconds after exiting the penalty box. In the third period, Paul Holmgren and Gord Lane were ejected after a fight. The Flyers unbeaten streak reached 17 games (eventually stopped at 20) with a 12-0-5 mark.
January 30, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish's (1-1-2) PPG with 3:36 to play finished the scoring in a 5-5 tie at Washington. Bob Kelly (2-0-2) scored twice within 43 seconds to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead. The Caps held four one-goal leads and scored five times on 19 shots against Bernie Parent. One of Washington's goals was by Bryan Watson (1-1-2), his first since April 2, 1975.
February 10, 1977 -- Bill Barber (1-4-5), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Bob Dailey (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the Flyers' offense in a 9-2 home win. Philly dominated throughout and held a 46-18 shots advantage. Among the goal scorers was Ross Lonsberry who missed the prior five games with an eye injury. In Ron Low's five starts for Washington against the Flyers, the goalie went 0-5-0 and surrendered 34 goals, including 26 in his last three outings.
November 3, 1977 -- In what Fred Shero said was "pretty close to a perfect defensive effort," the Flyers won 4-1 in Philly. The Flyers held a 34-16 shots advantage, including 17-1 in the second period, the second time any team was held to a shot by Philly. Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Reggie Leach (0-2-2) led the offense. Bernie Wolfe made 30 saves in the loss.
November 5, 1977 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and Wayne Stephenson made 23 saves in Philly's 3-1 road win. Bernie Wolfe made 36 saves in the loss.
February 12, 1978 --The Flyers outshot Washington 30-6 in a 4-1 home win. The total of seven shots (2-2-3 by period) is currently the fewest taken against the Flyers. Bernie Parent made six saves and recorded the win. Mel Bridgman, Bob Kelly and Orest Kindrachuk, whose SHG made it 3-1, each had a goal and an assist. Kelly had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick which included a fight with Bryan Watson 15 seconds into the game. Bridgman also had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick which included a fight with Mike Marson.
February 26, 1978 -- Philly led 4-1 after one period en route to a 6-1 win at Washington. Bill Barber (2-1-3), Reggie Leach (1-2-3) and Mel Bridgman (0-3-3) led the offense. Barber's 30th goal came 17 seconds before Leach scored in the first period. Penalty figures included 15 majors and 124 PIMs. Rick Lapointe broke Robert Picard's nose in one of the game's five fights. Picard nearly swallowed his tongue but was saved on-ice by a Capitals' trainer.
December 19, 1978 -- In a battle of new goalies, the teams played to a 4-4 tie at Washington. Ex-Flyer Gary Inness, signed the day before this game, made 35 saves for Washington while Pete Peeters made 15 saves in his second NHL game and second consecutive start. The Flyers Caps led 4-2 but the Flyers got goals from Don Saleski and Barry Dean. Saleski (1-1-2) and Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) led the offense. Dennis Maruk (1-2-3) had three points for Washington. After the game, Robert Picard was sewed with six stitches over his left eye and two more in his mouth and said "I feel great. I'll take cuts anytime we can get a point against those suckers." Picard got involved in a scuffle with Bob Kelly and Mel Bridgman -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcgF5hNrZcs .
December 21, 1978 -- Yves Preston (2-1-3), in his fifth NHL game, and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) each scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. Preston, who was recalled a few days earlier due to a suspension to Paul Holmgren, was told the morning of this game that he would remain with the team upon Holmgren's return. Preston said "I am speechless. I was told I am going back. I'll just do the best that I can." There were three fights: Rick Lapointe vs. Bill Riley, Mel Bridgman vs. Riley ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyfmAqDaYjs ) and Doug Hoyda vs. Gord Lane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-LhIGMiCAg ).
January 9, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 41 saves and Reggie Leach (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Bob Dailey (0-3-3) each had three points in the Flyers' 5-2 win. Guy Charron (1-1-2) led the Caps with 13 shots on goal. Washington outshout the Flyers 43-22. After the game, Stephenson, who started for just the eighth time, said "I'm beyond the point of trying to prove myself. If they don't know now (Flyers' management regarding his abilities), they never will."
March 25, 1979 -- The Flyers scored four times in the last nine minutes, including two ENGs en route to a 7-4 home win. Jimmy Watson (2-1-3), the game's top star, scored twice including a game-tying SHG with nine minutes to play. Bill Barber had the GWG with his 30th of the season. Bob Dailey (0-3-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three assists. Robert Picard scored twice for Washington.
August 16, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson was traded by Philadelphia for the Capitals' 3rd round choice (Barry Tabobondung) in the 1981 Entry Draft. In June, Stephenson was left unprotected in the NHL-WHA expansion draft but not selected. When he was drafted by the Flyers during the selection in the Montreal Forum, Tabobondung was so excited he attempted to climb over seats to meet the awaiting staff; however, his leg became jammed in those seats and he was stuck for two hours until arena maintenance was able to remove the entire row to free him. In 2000, Tabobondung died in a vehicular accident in which he saved his son's life.
January 15, 1980 -- Reggie Leach (2-0-2) scored twice and Phil Myre made 29 saves in Philly's 7-4 home win. Bob Dailey (1-1-2), who was chosen the game's top star, was one of four players with two points. Rollie Boutin (13 saves, 20 shots) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (7 saves, 7 shots). Andre Dupont-Mike Gartner fought in the second period and Jack McIlhargey-Paul Mulvey battled in the third period.
January 19, 1980 -- Bobby Clarke tipped in a rebound with four seconds left in the third period, crushing the Capitals' hope of finally winning in this series, in a 4-4 tie at Washington. Dennis Ververgaert (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals in the second period. The Caps pulled ahead with two consecutive third period goals. Wayne Stephenson made 33 saves for the Caps. Mel Bridgman broke his hand in a fight with Robert Picard and missed the next five games. Behn Wilson and Paul Mulvey were tossed 28 seconds into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8lIq_JRAYk ). At the end of the first period, a brawl resulted in the ejection of Paul Holmgren ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4KTgp6p2A0 ) among other penalties. Also, Mike Busniuk and Ryan Walter fought in the second period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPb2HWb2fVM
March 29, 1980 -- The game ended in a 3-3 tie at Washington. Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves against his former team but was beaten by Tom Gorence with 0:37 left in the second period. Paul Holmgren and Al Hill gave Philly a 2-0 lead after one period. Phil Myre made 22 saves.
April 3, 1980 --Reggie Leach's [/B](3-0-3) eighth NHL hat trick included his 50th goal and Bobby Clarke (0-4-4) had four assists in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Leach's 49th goal gave Philly a 3-2 lead early in the third period followed by his 50th into an empty net. The Caps led 2-0 in the first period and held the margin until late in the second period. Bob Kelly and Gary Rissling, who both earned 29 PIMs and game misconducts, were involved in a brawl after Kelly took exception to a hard check into the boards by the Caps' player; Rissling then gave the choke sign to the entire Flyers' bench as he skated en route to the dressing room. Twenty-two seconds later, Jack McIlhargey tried to fight Robert Picard, who refused, but Mike Gartner interceded and the two wrestled. The Flyers then scored twice in the next 5:11 to tie the game 2-2 aided by a 22-6 shots advantage in the middle period. Ex-Flyer Wayne Stephenson made 42 saves for Washington. The loss, in the Capitals' second-to-last game of the season, severely damaged the team's attempt to secure the franchise's first PO berth as they battled Vancouver and Edmonton, both of whom ultimately prevailed, for the final two spots; the Oilers faced the Flyers in the opening round.
August 21, 1980 -- Bob "Hound" Kelly was dealt to Washington for a 3rd round choice (Bill Campbell) in the 1982 Entry Draft.
December 20, 1980 -- The Flyers outshot Washington 32-10 and out-scored the Caps 5-0 over the last two periods in a 5-2 road win. The Caps led 2-0 after one period, including a goal by Bob Kelly who later got into a fight with Paul Holmgren. Reggie Leach (2-0-2), Tim Kerr (1-1-2) and Bob Dailey (1-1-2) each had two points. Leach and Kerr scored PPGs 28 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-2 lead.
December 21, 1980 -- It took 26 (19-0-6 pre-game record) tries but Washington finally recorded a victory in this series as Mike Palmateer made 44 stops in a 6-0 win in Philly. The Caps were 0-12-0 and out-scored 71-26 in 12 prior visits to Philadelphia. The Flyers entered the game 21 points better than the Caps. Philly had 14 shots in the first seven minutes. There were 17 fighting majors, multiple misconducts and 344 PIMs including 180 PIMs in the first period. Late in the game, the Flyers had a PP for 6:56 but a slashing major to Reggie Leach nullified much of it. The first clash erupted at the 0:19 mark between Jim McTaggart and Ken Linseman. Popular ex-Flyer Bob Kelly, in his return to the Spectrum, was greeted warmly by many appreciative signs. Kelly and Linseman fought. Archie Henderson (who made his NHL debut and played just seven games in his Caps' career) and Behn Wilson dueled twice in the first period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMm9msMgJs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnaRkVWcIBs
January 4, 1981 -- Brian Propp scored 30 seconds into the game and Pete Peeters made 22 saves in the Flyers' 8-1 win at Washington. Philly held a 14-3 shots advantage (2-1 lead) after the first period and 41-23 in the game. The Flyers out-scored the Caps 4-0 in the second period and took a 6-1 lead when Ken Linseman and Tom Gorence scored 14 seconds apart. Linseman (1-3-4) and Bill Barber (2-1-3) led the offense. Mike Palmateer (21 saves on 25 shots) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (12 saves on 16 shots) after suffering a torn muscle in his thigh. A second period melee included 88 PIMs and among the game's fights were Bobby Clarke-Mike Gartner, Paul Holmgren-Yvon Labre ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gGUL1XFKk ) and Mel Bridgman-Ryan Walter.
March 24, 1981 -- Mike Gartner (3-0-3) and Dennis Maruk (1-2-3) had three points and Mike Palmateer made 34 saves in Washington's 5-2 win at Philly. Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) scored twice for the Flyers. Ex-Flyer Bob Kelly (0-1-1) was named third star. A frustrated Pat Quinn said "We had maybe three defensemen and four forwards ready to play hockey tonight."
October 14, 1981 -- Brian Propp scored with 25 seconds left in the game giving Philly a 5-4 home win. Propp (2-0-2) and Reggie Leach (2-0-2) combined for four goals and 15 shots. Washington rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the third period and tied the score on Roland Stoltz's second and last NHL goal with 2:27 to play. Ryan Walter (2-1-3) had three points and Dave Parro 37 saves for the Caps.
October 15, 1981 -- Reggie Leach (2-0-2) had his third straight two-goal game and Rick St. Croix made 30 stops in Philly's 5-2 home win. Leach became the first Flyers' player to have three straight two-goal games twice (he did it in 1976); Ross Lonsberry (1976) was the only other Flyers to record the feat. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) added three points. The Flyers scored five times on 20 shots. Eight players were hit with misconducts during a Glen Cochrane-Dennis Maruk fight.
November 21, 1981 -- A day after Capitals' coach Bryan Murray said "A record will be broken tomorrow," the Caps had a record-setting night with a 10-4 home win. Philadelphia entered the game with marks of 9-0-6 all-time at Washington and 22-2-6 in 30 regular season meetings. The 10 goals by Washington was a franchise record. Dennis Maruk (3-3-6) tied a club record for most points in a game. Tim Tookey (3-0-3) equalled Maruk's hat trick and that was the first time in franchise history two players scored 3+ goals in the same game. Greg Theberge (2-3-5) set a record for most points by a Caps' rookie and tied a team mark for most points by a defenseman. Washington's five PPGs set a team record. The Caps led 1-0 at the 0:37 mark and on the center-ice faceoff, after the puck was dropped, Bobby Clarke was issued a minor and misconduct for chastising the official claiming he (Clarke) wasn't ready for the drop. The Caps led 2-0 at 2:27 which caused Philly head coach Pat Quinn to utilize his timeout. Washington led 3-0 at 3:45 and 8-1 less than halfway through the game. Dave Parro made 36 saves for Washington. Rick St. Croix surrendered all 10 goals. The Flyers held a 40-39 shots edge. Washington entered the game 3-14-1 while the Flyers were 10-7-1 Flyers.
November 22, 1981 -- In his NHL debut, Chris Valentine snapped a 2-2 tie with 9:24 left and the Caps skated to a 3-2 victory in Philly. Bill Barber recorded his 700th NHL point. With 16 seconds remaining in the game, the Flyers challenged Mike Gartner's stick, a ploy they used frequently at the time and generally won, but not this time as though Gartner tried to swap his stick along the bench, it was measured and ruled legal. He said "I knew it was close so I wanted to get rid of it." The Capitals swept the home-and-home series, winning as many times as they had in the prior 30 contests. The Capitals had 11 points, second fewest in the League.
March 7, 1982 -- Rick St. Croix made 44 saves (and had an assist) and Philly led 4-0 after the opening period en route to a 7-1 home win. St. Croix was a perfect 21-for-21 in the second period, 33-for-33 through two periods and missed a shutout when Ryan Walter scored with 2:24 remaining. Darryl Sittler, Ray Allison and Brian Propp each had a goal and an assist. Both teams recorded 45 shots. Al Jensen (13 saves, 17 shots) was replaced by Dave Parro (25 saves, 28 shots).
March 13, 1982 -- Dave Parro made 35 saves and Bengt Gustafsson (1-2-3) and Bobby Gould (1-2-3) had three points in Washington's 6-3 home win. The game had five fights including Tim Kerr vs. Randy Holt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke3l7v5AVQc ) and Paul Holmgren vs. Holt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv0ZrRATW4Y ). Holmgren had 16 PIMs in his return to action after missing the prior eight games with a concussion.
March 25, 1982 -- Dave Parro made 35 saves and Dennis Maruk (0-3-3) had three assists in Washington's 4-3 road win. It was the Flyers' third game (2-1-0 record) under new head coach Bob McCammon.
March 27, 1982 -- The Flyers scored three late goals, two from Bobby Clarke, in a span of 2:29 to rally for a 4-4 tie at Washington. The Caps led 4-1 until Al Hill started the comeback with 8:34 to play. Clarke followed that goal 17 seconds later and then added a PPG with 6:05 to play. The Flyers surrendered their 100th goal while short-handed, an NHL record. Lee Norwood (1-3-4) took part in each Washington goal. In the last 2:02 of the second period, five players (the Flyers' Ray Allison, Bob Hoffmeyer and Glen Cochrane and the Caps' Torrie Robertson and Randy Holt, who had 34 PIMs) were ejected during various fights and 111 PIMs were levied against each side in this period. The game had 240 total PIMs. Holt ''physically abused'' (NHL's ruling) linesman Paul Flaherty to the ice trying to intervene in a Ray Allison thumping of Bobby Gould and was suspended for two games and fined $200.
October 2, 1982 -- In a preseason game at Hershey, promising rookie Mark Taylor suffered a broken leg and didn't return until October 30. He re-injured the leg in March and missed seven games.
October 9, 1982 -- Rick St. Croix made 35 saves and Darryl Sittler snapped a 1-1 tie with 18 seconds left in the second period in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Washington. Brian Propp (1-1-2) had a goal and an assist. Lindsay Carson and Scott Stevens had a fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1cPw0ZzmLg ).
October 10, 1982 -- The Flyers swept the back-to-back series with a 6-4 home win. Darryl Sittler (2-0-2) scored twice and Brian Propp (1-2-3) had three points. Rick St. Croix made 29 saves. In the first three minutes of the second period, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 97 seconds to pull ahead 4-2. Pat Riggin (14 saves, 18 shots) was removed after two periods for ex-Flyer Robbie Moore (6 saves, 7 shots) in what would be his last NHL appearance. Propp's third period goal extended the lead to 5-2 before Washington scored consecutive goals to make it 5-4.
December 19, 1982 -- The Caps scored three times in a span of 2:09 in the last 3:43 of the third period and recorded a 3-1 win in Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 2:31 into the game. After tying the game with 3:43 to play, Washington went ahead with 2:55 remaining. Al Jensen made 27 saves.
December 26, 1982 -- The Flyers scored three third period goals and snapped Washington's 14-game (9-0-5) unbeaten streak with a 6-3 road win. Mark Howe (2-0-2), whose PPG 26 seconds into the third period snapped a 3-3 tie, and Brian Propp (2-0-2) both scored twice. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the Caps tied it 3-3 through two periods. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves. Ray Allison added a key insurance goal. The Flyers scored 2 PPGs and 2 SHGs.
January 18, 1983 -- Al Jensen made 42 saves in the Capitals' 4-1 home win. Craig Laughlin and Bobby Carpenter scored second period goals. Bengt Gustafsson finished the scoring just five seconds into the third period. The Flyers entered the game 11-0-1 in the past 12 contests. It would be the only loss by the Flyers in a 22-game span from 12/22/82 through 2/10/83.
March 5, 1983 -- Al Jensen made 33 saves and Washington scored twice in 59 seconds midway in the game en route to a 4-3 home win. The Flyers' record dropped to 27-5-4 in the team's last 36 games including 1-3-0 against the Caps in that time (Philly was 26-2-4 against the rest of the League). Glen Cochrane and Randy Holt were ejected after a fight. Frank Bathe suffered a sprained right knee and missed the next 12 games.
March 20, 1993 -- Pat Riggin made 29 saves and Bengt Gustafsson had a goal and an assist in Washington's 3-2 win in Philly.
October 6, 1983 -- In the season opener, the Flyers overcame a slow first period and won 4-1 at home backed by Pelle Lindbergh's 31 saves and Mark Howe's three assists. Rick MacLeish celebrated his return to the Flyers with the tying goal. The Caps led 1-0 after 20 minutes and outshot Philly 10-3.
October 22, 1983 -- Al Jensen made 32 saves in Washington's 4-1 home win. Mike Gartner scored the go-ahead goal in the first period. The Caps added two PPGs and a SHG.
December 15, 1983 -- The Flyers set a team-record with three SHGs and out-scored Washington 6-0 in the second period en route to a 9-4 home win. The Flyers led 5-2 with under 5 minutes left in the second then exploded for three goals in a span of 1:16 and four scores in a span of 1:59. Among the goals scored in the second period outburst were three SHGs including two in 41 seconds. Seven different Flyers scored goals and point leaders included Darryl Sittler (0-4-4), Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3), Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3). Pelle Lindbergh made 28 saves including 15-for-15 in the second period. Al Jensen (20 saves, 27 shots) was replaced by Pat Riggin (7 saves, 9 shots). The Flyers held a 9-2 lead through 40 minutes. All of Washington's goals came via special teams including three PPGs and one SHG. The Caps scored twice in 51 seconds during a 5-minute major for spearing to Ron Sutter midway in the third period.
December 26, 1983 --Tim Kerr and Ilkka Sinisalo scored within 44 seconds late in the third period lifting the Flyers to a 5-4 road win. Sinisalo's GWG came on a breakaway with 4:36 to play. Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had two points. Washington trailed 3-1 after one but went ahead 4-3 with 8:22 remaining on a Bobby Gould goal. Ray Allison, who was hooked by Gaeten Duchesne, suffered a broken ankle after he slid into a goalpost and was out until late February. Allison and Duchesne fought in the opening period.
January 8, 1984 -- Bengt Gustafsson (5-0-5) had five goals, Mike Gartner (0-3-3) had three assists and Al Jensen made 26 saves in the Caps' 7-1 win at Philly. Darryl Sittler, the last NHL player to score six goals in a game, played in his 1,000th NHL game. Dave Poulin gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Ron Sutter fought David Shand ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ZP_mBFkU8 ).
February 11, 1984 -- Scott Stevens (2-1-3), Alan Haworth (2-1-3) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) each scored twice and Pat Riggin made 27 saves in Washington's 6-3 home win.
April 1, 1984 -- In the season finale to determine home ice advantage for the upcoming series, Washington recorded a 4-1 win in Philly. Pat Riggin made 25 saves. The Caps never trailed after Bobby Carpenter made it 1-0. Paul Guay scored the lone Flyers' goal and Bob Froese made 34 saves.
April 4, 1984 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis, Gaetan Duchesne and Mike Gartner scored in the third period of Washington's 4-2 home win. Caps' goalie Pat Riggin played the entire game and made 19 saves but suffered a bruised left wrist. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead and Ilkka Sinisalo's PPG made it 2-1 in the second period. The Flyers went an estimated 20+ minutes without a shot on goal from the second period until 12:40 into the third period. Flyers' goalie Bob Froese made 22 saves. Darryl Sittler and Rod Langway fought with 35 seconds left in the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvHHd...eature=related ). Head coaches Bob McCammon and Bryan Murray got into a spirited shouting match late in the game which, according to Murray, McCammon charged that the Capitals "had no guts." The Flyers dressed eight rookies.
April 5, 1984 -- In Game 2, Al Jensen made 30 saves and Washington scored four third period goals in a 6-2 home victory. Craig Laughlin and Dave Christian scored 32 seconds apart early in the third period to give Washington a 4-2 lead. Frank Bathe fought Christian in the middle of the third period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d41Z1MIpzvQ ). The Flyers once again held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, the latter being the final goal in the career of Bobby Clarke. Bob Froese made 26 saves in the loss. After the game, Washington's head coach Bryan Murray questioned the Flyers' strategy of playing just three forward lines most of the game "Obviously, you have to question their strategy. But I'm not coaching their club."
April 7, 1984 -- In Game 3, Al Jensen stopped 37 shots and five Caps scored leading Washington to a three-game sweep and a 5-1 victory in Philadelphia. Surprise starter Pelle Lindbergh (10 stops, 13 shots) was replaced by Bob Froese (17 saves, 19 shots) when Washington went ahead 3-0. Glen Currie scored 8:47 into the game and the Caps led the rest of the way. There were multiple fights in the first period which totalled 63 PIMs to the Flyers and 57 to the Caps; there were just three minors called, all to Washington, the rest of the game. Early fights included Lindsay Carson-Scott Stevens ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCIIJhR-2Wg ) and Ron Sutter-Mike Gartner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_48hacT2hE ). Later in the first period, a brawl including Daryl Stanley-Gartner ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKeSt229P0A ), Rich Sutter-Bobby Carpenter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkzGWUItmg ) and Ron Sutter-Darren Veitch ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFoCYmDQpSY ). During the game, Flyers' fans chanted "Bob Must Go" in criticism of head coach Bob McCammon who later in the month resigned his position as Coach-GM when he refused to relinquish his duties as head coach. Jay Snider, Flyers' President, said "I felt it was ineffective for one man to do both jobs." The game was the final one the legendary Bobby Clarke who became the team's General Manager in mid-May. Bill Barber underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee suffered prior to the series and never played again in the NHL.
October 11, 1984 -- In the season opener and first regular season game under new head coach Mike Keenan, the Flyers played to a 2-2 tie in the Spectrum. Tim Kerr knotted the game with 99 seconds to play in regulation. Pat Riggin made 34 saves and Pelle Lindbergh stopped 30 shots.
October 13, 1984 -- In the road opener and second game under head coach Mike Keenan, the Flyers won 4-2. Pelle Lindbergh made 35 saves. The Caps dominated the opening period 18-5 in shots and led 2-0 after one period. The Flyers scored twice in the second and third periods. Miroslav Dvorak had the GWG. Mark Howe had two points.
December 23, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (3-0-3) and Murray Craven (2-0-2) combined for five goals in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. Former Flyers' first round pick Mike Stothers made his NHL debut (lone NHL game that season, 30 career games) and received 25 stitches around his eye/nose/forehead after blocking a shot by Mike McEwen.
December 26, 1984 -- Scott Stevens (1-2-3) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) scored first period PPGs in a 6-0 Capitals' home win. Washington outshot Philly 37-18 , including 20-6 in the opening period, and Pat Riggin made 18 saves.
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February 9, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (4-0-4) tied a team record with four goals, including a natural hat trick, and Brian Propp's stunning goal with two seconds left which gave the Flyers an important 5-4 road win. Kerr scored four goals for the third time in a regular season game it was the sixth time a Flyer (also Rick MacLeish 2 times, Tom Bladon once). Entering this game, the Flyers were 11 points behind Washington for the Division crown and 19 behind Edmonton for the NHL's top record but surpassed both teams thanks to a run of 24-4-0 in the season's final 28 games to finish with the NHL's best record.
March 7, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (3-1-4) and Dave Poulin (3-0-3) each recorded hat tricks and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) added consecutive goals to start the third period in the Flyers' 9-6 home victory. Kerr scored a PPG at the 0:34 mark, 24 seconds after Pat Riggin picked up a high-stick minor, and Poulin made it 2-0 49 seconds into the game which was (unofficially) the second quickest 2-0 lead in team history. Scott Stevens (2-1-3) scored two PPGs which tied the game 2-2 in the opening period. The Caps took a 4-2 lead in the second period but Kerr's 50th goal of the season came 12 seconds after Washington went up by two goals. Less than two minutes later, Lindsay Carson fought Rod Langway and while both men were in penalty boxes, Poulin scored twice in 32 seconds to give Philly a 5-4 lead. Sinisalo scored twice in the third for a 7-4 lead, the first resulted in the removal of Riggin (17 saves, 23 shots) for Al Jensen (4 saves, 6 shots). However, the Caps closed the score to 7-6 with two more goals but Kerr's 51st made it 8-6 just past the period's midway point. Derrick Smith (1-2-3) finished the scoring. Bob Froese made 22 saves.
March 8, 1985 --Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo and Derrick Smith gave Philly a 2-0 opening period lead in a 4-2 win at Washington. The Flyers, who trailed the Caps by 11 points earlier in the season, swept the home-and-home series and tied Washington for first place in the Patrick Division. A brawl ensued at the end of the first period after Scott Stevens roughed up Peter Zezel which led to the ejections of Ed Hospodar and Glen Cochrane, the latter who did not play in the game. Highlights of fights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPU3augik5g During the game, Tim Kerr suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee which caused him to miss the next four-plus games. Kerr had 12 goals (12-1-13) in 7 games against the Capitals that season (was scoreless just twice).
January 9, 1986 -- Darren Jensen recorded his first NHL shutout by making 24 stops in Philly's 4-0 home win. Pelle Eklund scored in the first period, Mark Howe in the second period and Murray Craven and Dave Poulin in the third period against Al Jensen. The Flyers outshot the Caps 35-24. The game was a matchup of the top two teams in goals against and second (Flyers) and third (Caps) best teams based on points.
January 18, 1986 -- Pete Peeters made 26 saves and Alan Haworth scored twice in the Caps' 5-2 home win. Dave Brown, who fought Scott Stevens, was eventually suspended (per NHL rule) the next two games for his fourth game misconduct of the season -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FivRuyFzns8
February 22, 1986 -- Bob Froese made 26 saves and assisted on Brian Propp's first period goal as the Flyers scored in each period of a 3-1 win at Philly. A key moment was when the Flyers killed a 5-on-3, the latter penalty when Froese roughed up Greg Adams. "I was just trying to stick up for myself. You can only take so much. No goalie, especially me, is ever going to go after a guy for no reason at all. I spent some time injured because I did get run and I'm not taking it any more. Adams thought my head was a speed bag. I know it's not pretty but it ain't no speed bag. He hit me once going across and then he just punched me in the head while I was looking for the puck. Some guys are good at interfering the goalie without anybody knowing it. He's definitely no Picasso when it comes to that, he's more like modern art."
March 13, 1986 -- The Flyers snapped the Caps' eight-game winning streak as Bob Froese made 19 saves in a 2-0 win at Philly. Ilkka Sinisalo scored 4:32 into the game and Dave Poulin scored an ENG with 12 seconds to play.
March 23, 1986 -- Bobby Gould's fluke goal in the early third period gave Washington a 6-5 home win and moved the Caps to within one point (100-99) of the Flyers' division lead. Said Gould afterwards "It's the biggest goal I remember scoring. It was probably a fluke goal. It wasn't a hard shot. I heard it hit the post." The goal came 1:17 after Brian Propp tied the score 5-5. Propp returned to the lineup after missing the prior eight games with an eye injury suffered earlier in the month. The goal was the first shot, and only score, against Al Jensen (10 saves, 11 shots) after he replaced Pete Peeters (8 shots, 12 saves) who left the game due to a groin injury. Bob Froese (8 saves, 12 shots), who led the NHL in GAA entering the game, was pulled in favor of Chico Resch (16 saves, 18 shots) before 25 minutes expired. Pelle Eklund became the first Flyers' rookie to reach 50 assists in a season. Tim Kerr scored his 51st and 52nd goals of the season which gave Philly a 3-2 lead after one period. Craig Laughlin (1-2-3) had a game-high three points and his goal gave the Caps a 5-3 lead.
April 6, 1986 -- Brian Propp factored in all five goals and with the Patrick Division title on the line the Flyers recovered from a 2-0 hole for a 5-3 home win. Philly entered the game with 108 points to the Capitals' 107. The Flyers tied a team record with their 53rd regular season win while Tim Kerr scored his NHL-record 34th PPG of the season. Propp (3-2-5), Kerr (2-1-3) and Brad McCrimmon (0-3-3) combined for 11 points (5-6-11). Propp scored twice in the opening 2:01 of the middle period to give Philly a 3-2 lead and on his second goal was joined by Dave Poulin on a 2-on-0 shorthanded breakaway. Down 4-2, Washington pulled goalie Pete Peeters with 3:13 to play in regulation and scored. Propp's third goal, his 40th of the season and 600th point in his career, was an ENG with 1:15 to play and gave Philly a 5-3 lead. The Flyers scored opening minute goals in the second and third periods.
October 11, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 34 saves and Tim Kerr scored two early goals in Philly's 6-1 romp at Washington. Derrick Smith's goal at 16:49 gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead. Kerr, Peter Zezel, Murray Craven and Dave Poulin had two points apiece. The goals were Kerr's 23rd and 24th in 32 games against the Caps. The sellout crowd at the Cap Centre were issued red, white and blue "Flyers' swatters" before the game.
November 16, 1986 -- The Flyers led 4-0 after one period en route to a 6-2 home win. Peter Zezel (2-1-3) led the offense and Ron Hextall had 23 saves and an assist. Bob Mason surrendered the four first-period goals and was replaced by Pete Peeters who finished the game. Daryl Stanley and Scott Stevens fought.
November 28, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves in Philly's 4-2 win at Washington. Rick Tocchet scored 14 seconds into the game. Peter Zezel scored the go-ahead goal in the second period. With the Flyers up 3-2, Dave Brown scored the only goal in the third period with zezel picking up the lone assist.
January 11, 1987 -- The Flyers scored twice in the last minute of the second period, including a goal by Scott Mellanby at 19:59, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie at Philly. The goal came as a result of Peter Zezel winning a faceoff with three seconds remaining and sending the puck to Mellanby. Craig Laughlin scored both Washington goals. Mike Ridley received a 40-stitch gash over his left eye after being checked into the boards by Dave Poulin. Ron Hextall made 19 saves and Pete Peeters stopped 20 shots. Scott Stevens fought both Mellanby and Brad Marsh and Ed Hospodar battled Greg Adams.
March 5, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves and Brad McCrimmon had three points in the Flyers 4-2 win at the Spectrum. The Flyers improved to 13-2-1 in the last 16 games against the Capitals.
April 4, 1987 -- Larry Murphy scored the tying and winning goals in Washington's 3-2 overtime home win. Pete Peeters made 31 saves for the Capitals. The Flyers led 2-0 past the midway point of the game but Mike Gartner scored his 40th goal late on a PP to make it 2-1. Murphy tied the game about four minutes later on a Caps' PP and then won in 3:19 into overtime. Chico Resch made 22 saves in the loss. Daryl Stanley and Scott Stevens fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0EfnVlKbkg.
October 22, 1987 -- Clint Malarchuk made 21 saves and Greg Adams scored twice in Washington's 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Wendell Young played goal for the Flyers.
December 26, 1987 -- Ilkka Sinisalo's breakaway goal with 2:25 remaining capped a three-goal rally in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Washington. Mark Howe assisted on both third period goals including flipping the puck over Scott Stevens' head to a streaking Sinisalo leading to the GWG. Scott Mellanby (1-1-2) had two points. Ron Hextall made 29 saves. Clint Malarchuk played the last two period, replacing Pete Peeters who suffered a groin injury. It was the Flyers' seventh straight win and 14th in a row (12-0-2) without a loss.
January 5, 1988 -- Clint Malarchuk made 23 saves in the Caps' 3-1 win at Philly. Dave Christian and Mike Gartner scored first period goals. Washington led 3-0 before Mark Howe scored.
January 31, 1988 -- Kelly Miller scored in OT and Pete Peeters made 28 saves in the Caps' 1-0 home win. Washington outshot Philly 36-28 including 5-0 in OT. Ron Hextall made 35 saves and was penalized for three minors. Mike Gartner had 10 shots on goal. The teams went 0-for-16 on the PP. Mark Howe was tossed at 11:35 of the third period for spearing and Scott Stevens was ejected as third man in a Greg Smyth-Greg Adams fray whch resulted in double minors to both. The starting time was bumped to 12:05 so not to conflict with the Washington-Denver Super Bowl.
March 10, 1988 -- Tim Kerr made his season debut after his fifth shoulder operation (last played April 24, 1987). Willie Huber had three assists and Brian Propp scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 home win. The Caps' five-game winning streak was snapped. The Flyers pre-game injury report had as many as 11 players, including Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet, Pelle Eklund, Ron Sutter and Dave Brown who did not play, which necessitated GM Bobby Clarke to participate in the earlier practice.
March 25, 1988 -- Despite 47 saves by Mark Laforest, the Capitals skated to a 5-3 home win. The Caps held a 10-0 shots advantage to start the game, 24-8 through the opening period and 52-32 overall. Ed Kastelic snapped a scoreless tie eight seconds after he exited the penalty box, his first goal in 34 games that season, on Washington's 21st shot of the first period. The Flyers scored three times in the second period to overcome a 2-0 first period deficit but the Caps rallied with three goals in the last period. The Caps went 1-9 on PPs (Philly was 0-for-3) but the tying goal was with the man advantage. The Flyers had five successful PKs in the opening 8:42 of the first period before having any PP chances. Philly was at a manpower disadvantage four times in the opening 2:26 of the game. The Flyers were absent Ron Hextall, Tim Kerr, Ilkka Sinisalo, Craig Berube and Dave Brown due to injuries then lost Rick Tocchet and Peter Zezel during the game to shoulder injuries. Tocchet would miss the next seven games, including two PO contests, and Zezel, who was carried off the ice on a stretcher after a hit by Rod Langway, would miss the next three games. Tocchet scored his 31st goal and joined Tiger Williams and Al Secord as the only NHL players to register 30 goals and 300 PIMs in the same season. Clint Malarchuk made 29 saves. Scott Mellanby ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l08FsK03H2U ) and Greg Smyth ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_bn0nRY61g ) fought Yvon Corriveau at separate points.
April 3, 1988 -- In an important season finale to determine home ice advanatge, Garry Galley (2-0-2) scored twice in the latter half of the third period and gave the Capitals a 2-2 tie at Philly. The Flyers led 2-0 with under seven minutes remaining but Galley tied the score with 3:47 to play as he entered play from off the bench for a line change. Washington dominated the last period and outshot the Flyers 20-4. Ron Hextall finished with 34 saves. The Caps finished the season with a 1-5-3 mark while the Flyers sputtered with a 4-11-2 mark. Injured for much of the season, Tim Kerr was hurt again during this game and was sidelined from playing in the 1988 PO opener. The Flyers needed a win in order to secure home ice advantage in the upcoming first round series against the Capitals but both teams finished with 85 points, three behind first place NYI and four ahead of last place Pittsburgh in the tight Patrick Division.
April 6, 1988 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis, Ron Hextall made 35 saves including 18-for-19 in the third period, and Dave Poulin's PPG snapped a tie with 10:39 remaining in Philly's 4-2 road win. Peter Zezel (2-0-2) put the Flyers up 2-0 with two goals. The Caps outshot Philly 19-5 in the third period (37-34 overall). Philly was 1-for-4 on PPs while Washington was 2-for-8.
April 7, 1988 -- In Game 2, Pete Peeters made 31 saves, including 14-for-15 in the third period and Washington held on for a 5-4 home win. Peter Sundstrom scored the go-ahead goal with under two minutes left in the middle period while the Caps were killing a 5-minute high-sticking major to Grant Ledyard. Kevin Hatcher and Steve Leach each had a goal and an assist. Ron Sutter fought Scott Stevens.
April 9, 1988 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Kjell Samuelsson pinched and scored the GWG with 4:34 to play in the second period to give the Flyers the lead in an eventual 4-3 win. Dave Poulin had three points. The Flyers dominated the second period 3 to 1 in goals and 15 to 5 in shots. Philadelphia outshot the Caps 29-17 (Washington held a 5-4 advantahe in the third period). There were 39 penalties, 135 PIMs and 10 majors as the nasty contest took 3 hours and 12 minutes to play. After the game, Rick Tocchet, who was handed a game misconduct with 4:55 remaining and had a 10-minute misconduct, a major for high-sticking and three minors in the game, said "There are 10 guys on that team that I'd like to kill." Tocchet missed the prior seven games due to injury.
April 10, 1988 -- In Game 4, in one of the most riveting comebacks in franchise history, the Flyers recovered from a 4-1 deficit with less 8:06 to play and won 5-4 on Murray Craven's goal 1:18 into OT. The quartet of Kjell Samuelsson, (1-2-3), Rick Tocchet (0-3-3), Murray Craven (1-1-2) and Dave Poulin (0-2-2) combined for 10 points on the final four goals. Mark Howe and Brian Propp scored to make it 4-3, the latter coming with 4:52 left. Samuelsson knotted the scored with 53 seconds left in regulation. The Caps started Clint Malarchuk for the first time in the series. Ron Hextall was yanked and replaced by Mark Laforest (four saves) 3:04 into the third. Laforest was pulled for an extra skater with 1:02 to play and the Flyers won a key faceoff then scored the tying goal. It was the first time all season that the Flyers had their full allotment of players; the Caps were without Rod Langway and Scott Stevens who both were injured in Game 3. Afterwards, Flyers' star Mark Howe, who started the rally with a goal midway through the third period to cut the deficit to 4-2, said "If we play that game 250 times, we win it once."
April 12, 1988 -- In Game 5, Pete Peeters made 31 saves and Bengt Gustafsson had three (1-2-3) points in the Caps' 5-2 home win. Ron Hextall was replaced after Bobby Gould's SHG made it 4-1. Hextall, who made 20 saves on 24 shots, was replaced in the second straight game by Mark Laforest. Moments later, the Flyers asked officials to check Pete Peeters stick which was ruled 3 1/2" wider than allowed. The Flyers scored five seconds into the PP. Afterwards, Peeters admitted all his sticks were illegal and borrowed Clint Malarchuk's sticks.
April 14, 1988 -- In Game 6, Washington went 4-for-9 on the PP in a 7-2 win at Philly. The Flyers went 1-for-8 with the man advantage. Among the many penalties, Flyers' d-man Greg Smyth was whistled for 27 PIMs including misconduct infractions. The key moment in the game, with the Caps up 2-0, Dave Brown attempted to fight Bobby Gould who covered leading to a five minute major for Brown and a Caps' lengthy PP; they scored twice.
April 16, 1988 -- In Game 7, Dale Hunter's breakaway goal 5:57 into OT completed Washington's comeback and advanced the Caps with a 5-4 home win. The Caps became the fifth team in NHL history to comeback from a 3-1 deficit. Tim Kerr scored a PPG, late in the first period, during a 5-minute major/ejection to Grant Ledyard, but in the second period Kerr was issued a roughing minor which nullified the advantage past the midway point. Brian Propp and Mark Howe scored in the first three minutes of the second period to increase the lead to 3-0. Washington evened the game on goals by Garry Galley, Kelly Miller and Kevin Hatcher in the second period. In the third period, the Caps pulled ahead on Hunter's first goal of the game but Brad Marsh tied it 1:02 later. The Flyers out-shot the Caps 6-4 in the first but the second period was wide-open with Washington holding a 19-15 advantage. Both teams had nine shots in the third but the Caps dominated the OT 8-3 for a game total of 40-33. The Caps went 1-for-8 on the PP. The game was Mike Keenan's last as Flyers' head coach. SERIES RECAP: The Flyers' offense was led by Mark Howe (3-6-9), Dave Poulin (2-6-8) and Murray Craven (2-5-7). Washington was led by Bengt Gustaffson (4-6-10) and Michal Pivonka (4-6-10). The PPs: Philly was 5-for-41 and Washington was 8-for-47. Goalies: Ron Hextall was 162-192 (.844) and Mark Laforest was 11-for-12 (.917). Pete Peeters was 170-189 (.899) and Clint Malarchuk was 25-for-30 (.833).
December 6, 1988 -- Mike Ridley (3-1-4) and Kelly Miller (1-2-3) led Washington to a 4-3 home win. Pete Peeters made 21 saves for the Caps. Mark Howe suffered a groin injury in the opening period and missed the next four games.
December 15, 1988 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves in Philly's 4-1 win in the Spectrum. Brian Propp's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead then goals by Gord Murphy and Murray Craven made it 3-0. Dave Brown defeated Scott Stevens in a fight ( http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9k...s-flyers_sport ). Ron Sutter returned from a broken jaw (October 29) and provided an inspirational lift while playing with a face guard. Dave Poulin left the game due to heart palpitations but results of a later electrocardiogram proved normal.
December 27, 1988 -- Mike Ridley's (2-0-2) scored the only goal in the third period of Washington's 4-3 home win. Bengt Gustafsson's SHG tied it late in the second period. Pete Peeters made 25 saves. The teams combined for five goals in a 7:05 stretch in the first period. The Flyers scored three consecutive goals in a span of 1:26 to take a 3-2 lead including goals by Moe Mantha and Ron Sutter who tied a team record by scoring seven seconds apart. Washington held a 43-28 shots advantage including 34-13 over the last two periods. Ron Hextall made 39 saves. The game only had eight PIMs, six to Philly and two to the Caps.
January 27, 1989 -- Clint Malarchuk's 100th victory was one of excellence as he stopped all 42 shots and Geoff Courtnall scored the game's only goal in the Caps' 1-0 win in Philly. Ron Hextall made 30 saves.
February 5, 1989 -- Ron Hextall made 30 saves in Philly's 3-1 win at Washington. The Flyers were outshot 31-21 including 9-2 in the third period. The Caps led 1-0 but the Flyers followed with goals in each period (Brian Propp, Rick Tocchet and Doug Sulliman). Kevin Hatcher suffered two broken metatarsal bones in his left foot, on a Mike Bullard slapper, and only learned of the break when he removed his skate post-game. He was out of the Caps' lineup for about six weeks.
March 24, 1989 -- Scott Stevens had four points, including three assists in a span of 4:21 in the second period, in Washington's 6-1 home win. The Capitals outshot the Flyers 32-7 over the first two periods and 40-16 for the game. Ron Hextall, who returned to action after missing the last seven games due to injury, was ejected near the midway point for high-sticking Bengt Gustafsson, then 23 seconds later the Caps scored off replacement Ken Wregget to make it 5-0. Jay Wells fought Bob Rouse ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Kp1BezyIg ).
March 30, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (2-2-4) had four points in the Flyers' 5-4 home win. Kerr improved his career stats against Washington to 29 goals, 15 assists and 44 points in 47 games. The game had 26 roughing minors and in the second period there was a total of 28 penalties for 80 PIMs.
April 5, 1989 -- In Game 1 of the Patrick Division Semis at Washington, the Capitals rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 victory. Pete Peeters made 27 saves and Lou Franceschetti's go-ahead goal came in the second period. Brian Propp and Tim Kerr gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Geoff Courtnall scored on a 5-on-3 to cut the gap in half. Washington scored twice in a span of 95 seconds as Michal Pivonka's goal was followed by the GWG. Ron Hextall made 33 saves (17-for-17 in the final period). Murray Craven suffered a broken right wrist and missed the rest of the 1989 playoffs. Scott Stevens and Jeff Chychrun fought in the first minute of the series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3dtXx7jkU
April 6, 1989 -- In Game 2 at Washington, the Flyers recorded a thrilling 3-2 comeback win. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored two late PPGs among three scored in the last 12:56 in a 3-2 win. Dale Hunter was sent to the penalty box after he slashed Ron Hextall with 1:29 remaining and the Flyers capitalized when Tim Kerr's (0-2-2) shot deflected off Propp's skate with 51 seconds left. Propp tied the game 2-2 with 8:35 left. Keith Acton cut Washington's lead to 2-1 to start the barrage. The game was highlighted by a controversial play when Dino Ciccarelli scored a PPG with one second left in the middle period to put the Caps up 1-0. Some Flyers argued that Ciccarelli kicked the puck into the goal and others argued that the green light came on before the red light, which replays verified, but in the days prior to mandated replays, official Dan Schachte allowed the goal leading to a furious reaction. Geoff Courtnall (1-1-2) made it 2-0 2:40 into the third period. Propp was playing in his 100th PO game. The Caps went 1-for-8 on the PP while Philly was 2-for-4. Hextall made 19 saves for the win.
April 8, 1989 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Kelly Miller scored 51 seconds in OT to give the Capitals a 4-3 win. The Flyers led by a goal after each regulation period. Washington held a 44-24 shots advantage. Ron Hextall stopped 40 shots. Bengt Gustafsson scored a PPG with under eight minutes to play to even the game. Jeff-Chychrun-Scott Stevens fought in the opening minute followed by Ron Sutter-Dale Hunter later in the first.
April 9, 1989 -- In Game 4 at Philly, the Flyers broke open a scoreless game with four second period goals and recorded a 5-2 win; Philly led 5-0 midway through the third period. Tim Kerr's PPG with Dale Hunter in the penalty box started the rally. The Flyers, who were called for four consecutive minors in the opening 10 minutes of the third period, killed eight of nine shorthanded situations in the game. Washington outshot the Flyers 15-3 in the last period but Ron Hextall (30 saves) earned top star honors with his brilliant performance. With true grit, Dave Poulin, unsure of his status, played with a broken ring finger as his fourth and fifth fingers were taped together prior to warmups. Rick Tocchet was tossed as third man in after Neil Sheehy punched Mike Bullard which led to a shouting match between Bullard and Caps' head coach Bryan Murray.
April 11, 1989 -- In Game 5 at Washington, Ron Hextall became the first goalie to shoot the puck in the opposing team's net during a PO game and the Flyers rallied for an impressive 8-5 triumph. The Flyers trailed 5-4 with about 12 minutes to play but an odd play led to the Flyers tying goal when a Rick Tocchet shot was deflected and landed on Mike Ridley's head then bounced to Brian Propp who tapped it into the net. Pelle Eklund (1-1-2) scored the GWG with 6:03 to play and the Caps' Geoff Courtnall (0-3-3) in the box. At one point, Washington held a 6-2 advantage in PPs when they had a 4-3 lead; however, Tim Kerr's second goal came during a 2-man advantage. Kerr had four (2-2-4) points including tying goals twice in the second period. Washington was 3-for-9 on PPs to the Flyers' 2-for-5. The Caps blew four different one-goal leads. Kelly Miller was a -5 for the Caps. Keith Acton left the game with a concussion and missed Game 6. Hextall, who made 29 saves, scored the historic goal with 1:02 left in regulation and Terry Carkner in the box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLa3q9V9j4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz_b_s9V4v0
April 13, 1989 -- In Game 6 in Philly, the Flyers beat Washington in perhaps the franchise's biggest PO series upset since the 1974 Finals. Rick Tocchet's goal from a seemingly impossible angle with 3:19 remaining caromed off Pete Peeters' stick and the Flyers won 4-3. Tocchet (2-1-3) also scored to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead in the third period but Washington tied it at 13:13. The Flyers trailed 1-0 until Brian Propp scored a SHG 5:21 into the middle period. Ron Hextall was sensational yet again making 31 saves including 16 of 17 shots in the opening period. Tim Kerr was ejected for high-sticking in the first period. Said Tocchet ''We came into the series as the underdog. I don't think a lot of people gave us credit. On the goal, I was just trying to get it out of the corner.'' A baffled Peeters said ''What causes these things, why they happen, I can't figure out. I don't think we're jinxed. I thought we played hard. On the goal, I'd play it over again exactly 100 times. I thought I had my stick in perfect position. I do not know how it went in.'' SERIES RECAP: Tim Kerr (4-6-10), Brian Propp (6-3-9), Rick Tocchet (5-3-8) and Mark Howe (0-6-6) led the Flyers' offense. The Caps were led by Geoff Courtnall (2-5-7), Dino Ciccarelli (3-3-6), Kevin Hatcher (1-5-6).
October 6, 1989 -- Geoff Courtnall (2-1-3) and Dale Hunter (1-2-3) led Washington to a 5-3 home win. Murray Craven had three points and Ken Wregget made 39 saves for the Flyers.
December 1, 1989 -- Mike Bullard's wraparound goal with 33 seconds to play gave Philly a 3-2 road win. Ken Wregget made 26 savces. Washington's Bob Mason faced just 17 shots. There was a combined total of seven shots in the third period. Keith Acton tied the game 2-2 with a second period SHG. Jay Wells and Bob Rouse got into a feisty rumble.
December 5, 1989 -- Alan May scored the game's first two goals and Kelly Miller snapped a 3-3 third period tie in Washington's 4-3 win in the Spectrum. Ken Wregget made 39 saves for the Flyers.
December 19, 1989 -- Kelly Miller scored with 3:30 to play in the third period and Don Beaupre made 32 saves in the Caps' 2-1 win at Philly. Ken Wregget made 31 saves. There were 242 PIMs, 61 penalties and six players ejected, including Terry Carkner, Rick Tocchet (game-high 28 PIMs) and Kjell Samuelsson from the Flyers. Craig Berube vs. Rod Langway ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F2MSF1M6P8 ). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFx5zEDqFms
January 28, 1990 -- Geoff Courtnall (3-1-4) had a hat trick in Washington's 7-2 home win. Kelly Miller scored twice, Kevin Hatcher had three assists and Calle Johansson had three points.
March 10, 1990 -- Dino Ciccarelli (2-1-3) snapped a 3-3 tie and Don Beaupre made 24 saves in Washington's 4-3 win in Philly. Each team had two PPGs. Jeff Chychrun floored Neil Sheehy with one punch.
March 29, 1990 -- Each team scored two second period PPGs in a game that ended 2-2. Pete Peeters made 36 saves for the Flyers.
October 23, 1990 -- Kevin Hatcher (2-1-3) had consecutive goals in Washington's 6-2 win in Philly. The Caps scored three third period goals including Peter Zezel and John Druce. Rick Tocchet scored consecutive goals to put the Flyers up 2-1.
December 11, 1990 --The Flyers established all-time franchise lows for shots in a game (13) and a two-team shots total (29) in a 4-1 home loss. The prior marks: 14 against Detroit in 1968 (Flyers' total) and 31 against St. Louis in 1988 (two-team total). Philly outshot the Caps 3-1 in the third period. Ron Hextall and Mike Liut each made 12 saves. Dino Ciccarelli (1-1-2) led Washington. Scott Sandelin suffered a fractured forearm and didn't return to the Flyers lineup until February.
January 4, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves but Dino Ciccarelli scored the lone third period goal in a 3-3 tie at Washington. The Flyers outshot Washington 17-5 in the second period but were outshot 12-3 in the third period and OT. The Caps had a 13-second PP in OT until it was negated by a penalty.
January 24, 1991 -- Rick Tocchet (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick and Ron Hextall (38 saves) was sensational in Philly's 6-1 home win. Pelle Eklund (0-4-4) added four assists and Ron Sutter (1-2-3) earned a Gordie Howe Hat Trick including a key goal which made it 3-1. Normand Lacombe gave Philly a 1-0 lead, his first goal in 38 games. The Flyers ended a skid of eight games (0-6-2) in this series. There were five fights including two by Washington's Al Iafrate (Rick Tocchet and Craig Berube), two by the Flyers' Craig Berube (Alan May and Iafrate) and a Sutter-Dale Hunter altercation.
February 10, 1991 -- Don Beaupre made 23 saves and Kevin Hatcher (1-2-3) had three points in the Capitals' 5-2 home win. Washington scored twice in 15 seconds late in the second period to take a 4-0 lead. Ron Hextall (22 saves, 26 shots) was replaced by Pete Peeters (12 saves, 13 shots) for the third period. However, the game was highlighted by 20 fighting majors (10 each side), 58 penalties, 14 misconducts and 294 PIMs (147 aside). At 5:10 into the third period, Dale Hunter was issued a charging major and was eventually suspended four games for elbowing Gord Murphy into the glass ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GL5OS3EFjc ) which led to three players getting penalties (Hunter and Alan May of Washington and Scott Mellanby of the Flyers) and included a verbal battle between Flyers' head coach Paul Holmgren, who smashed a stick against the glass along the Flyers' bench, and Caps' coach Terry Murray. At 12:04 into the third period, Craig Berube charged Caps' goalie Don Beaupre ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GL5OS3EFjc ) and a melee ensued including Peeters skating the length of the ice. That brawl resulted in 136 PIMs and multiple ejections. The first period had four fights including Berube vs. May ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYLfOB6CBeY ), Dale Kushner-Al Iafrate, Terry Carkner-John Kordic ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5L9SZDW1C4 ) and Kushner-Ken Sabourin. Kushner had a game-high 40 PIMs including four fighting majors. A previously injured Rick Tocchet, seated within in the crowd, almost responded to a fan's challenge to fight but was restrained. Mikhail Tatarinov, who picked up a gross misconduct in the second period when he spit on Hextall, was fined $500. Each club was fined $5,000. Six players were ejected, three to each side.
March 16, 1991 -- Don Beaupre made 32 saves in a 6-0 shutout at Washington. Michael Pivonka had four points (1-3-4), Calle Johansson and John Druce had three assists each and Mikhail Tatarinov scored two goals. Craig Berube of the Flyers belted Steve Leach in a fight.
March 28, 1991 -- Don Beaupre made 21 saves in a 3-0 shutout for the Caps at Philadelphia. John Druce (1-1-2) and Rod Langway (0-2-2) led the offense.
October 4, 1991 -- In the start of the NHL's 75th season for both teams, Peter Bondra scored twice and Dale Hunter had three assists in the Caps' 5-2 win at home. The Flyers were 2-12-2 in the last 16 visits to Landover. Kelly Miller and Don Beaupre were contractual holdouts for Washington.
December 5, 1991 -- Randy Burridge had four points in Washington's 6-3 win in Philadelphia. Terry Carkner scored a rare 3-on-5 goal to give Philly a 1-0 lead; however, the Caps scored 18 seconds later to eliminate any momentum. This was the Flyers' first game under new head coach Bill Dineen who replaced Paul Holmgren. The Flyers were 0-7-1 in the last eight games. Dineen finished 24-23-9 (.509) after the team was 8-14-2 (.375) under Holmgren for that season.
December 22, 1991 -- Brad Jones scored 1:10 into OT to give Philly a 4-3 win at home. Jones scored on a 3-on-2 break after Rick Tocchet's shot was stopped. The game time was switched from night to 2:35 p.m. so not to conflict with a late afternoon Eagles-Redskins' football game in Philadelphia. The Flyers were 1-11-2 in their prior 14 games against the Capitals. Kelly Miller of Washington evened the game with 44 seconds remaining.
January 28, 1992 -- Ron Hextall picked up the win as the Flyers limited Washington to 15 shots in a 3-2 win in Philly. Pat Murray scored the go-ahead goal, the third and last of his NHL career. The Caps scored on their first and last shots of the game. Dale Hunter, in the second period, and Steve Duchesne, in the third period, were ejected from the game for checking-from-behind penalties. Dave Brown suffered a bruised right shoulder and missed the next ten games. Brad Jones was taken down by Calle Johanssen and was out until April with a broken ankle.
February 22, 1992 -- The Caps out-scored Philly 4-2 in the third period en route to a 7-5 home win. Michael Pivonka (2-2-4) had the tying goal and Mike Ridley the go-ahead score. Kevin Dineen gave Philly a 4-3 lead early in the third period. Mark Recchi (2-1-3), who made his Flyers' debut, and Kerry Huffman (2-1-3) led the Flyers.
March 14, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 20 saves and the Flyers scored three third period goals in a 3-1 home win. The Caps led 1-0 on a second period goal but Dave Brown tied it midway through the final period. Keith Acton scored the GWG with 1:57 to play. The game began at 11:00 a.m. due to the Flyers' Wives Carnival (charity) held that weekend.
March 20, 1992 -- Mark Recchi (2-2-4) snapped a 6-6 tie with 44 seconds to play, leading the Flyers to a 7-6 road win. The Flyers dominated the third period 4-0 in goals and 13-4 in shots. Brian Benning's PPG tied the game, ending the Caps' streak of kills at 37, with Kevin Hatcher in the box for a double minor. The Caps outscored Philly 5-1 in the second period and led 6-3 through two periods. Dale Hunter (3-0-3) and Michael Pivonka (0-3-3) led the Capitals who went 4-for-4 on the PP. Said Flyers' head coach Bill Dineen "We played the hardest 20 minutes of the year in that third period. I thought we could come back. We believe in ourselves."
October 10, 1992 -- Dominic Roussel made 32 saves and Greg Paslawski and Kevin Dineen scored 1:45 apart midway in the final period to lift Philly to a 4-2 road win. Keith Acton added an ENG.
December 12, 1992 --Don Beaupre made 31 saves and Washington won for the seventh straight time, 5-2 in Philly. The Caps took a 3-0 lead in the first period including two PPGs. Stephane Beauregard started for the injured Dominic Roussel and made 31 saves. Rod Brind'Amour scored twice. Brian Benning and Dale Hunter were tossed from the game after elbowing/fighting penalties in the third period.
December 26, 1992 -- Eric Lindros completed a hat trick via a penalty shot with 19 seconds remaining in regulation; the game finished in a 5-5 tie in Landover. Lindros was chosen to shoot the PS after Al Iafrate intentionally knocked the net off its moorings as Pelle Eklund was about to even the game. The first 30+ minutes of the game was scoreless then the Flyers scored four times off Jim Hrivnak in a 5:21 span in the second period to take a 4-0 lead. Don Beaupre stopped 10 of 11 shots in relief. beaten only by Lindros' penalty shot. The Caps scored four goals in the third period in a span of 9:07 to take a 5-4 lead, three off PPs. Pat Elyniuk, whose wife gave birth Christmas night, scored the fourth goal and assisted on the fifth for the Caps.
January 7, 1993 -- Kevin Dineen (3-0-3) registered a hat trick, Mark Recchi (1-2-3) had three points and Tommy Soderstrom made 31 saves in the Flyers' 8-2 home win. Dineen entered the game with just two goals in his prior 20 games. Jim Hrivnak (16 saves, 22 shots) was replaced by Olaf Kolzig (5 saves, 7 shots). It was the 999th win in team history.
March 5, 1993 -- Tommy Soderstrom made 36 saves and mark Recchi snapped a scoreless tie in the third period of Philly's 3-0 win at Washington. Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Lindros added late goals. The Caps outshot the Flyers 13-5 in the third period and 36-25 overall. In the third period, Washington had two possible goals waved off including one by Mike Ridley when the game was scoreless and which Soderstrom said "I think that should be a goal. I didn't have control over it, but I'm happy for that."
March 11, 1993 -- Garry Galley (2-2-4) and Mark Recchi (2-0-2) each scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 24 saves in the Flyers' 6-4 home win. Galley scored twice during a dominant second period in which the Flyers out-scored Washington 4-0 including three goals in a span of 2:09. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after the first period in which the Caps held a 16-5 shots advantage. The Flyers scored the next five goals. Kevin Dineen had three assists.
April 8, 1993 -- Andrei Lomakin, Garry Galley and Rod Brind'Amour scored third period goals and Kevin Dineen assisted on the last pair in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Rookie Eric Lindros scored his 40th goal in the first period. The score was tied 1-1 after two periods, Washington scoring with 15 seconds left in the second period. Mark Recchi, who was issued a 10-minute misconduct in the second period, was tossed with a 5-minute major for checking-from-behind in the last minute of the game and ended with 25 PIMs. Prior to the game, the Flyers inducted Joe Scott, an original owner, and ex-captain Ed Van Impe, into the team's Hall of Fame.
October 15, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel was outstanding as he stopped 39 shots in the Flyers' 3-0 win at Washington. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) snapped a scoreless tie early in the third period and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) and Josef Beranek added late goals. The Caps took the game's first seven shots and outshot the Flyers 39-18 including 28-10 through two scoreless periods. Washington fell to 0-6-0 early in the season.
December 9, 1993 -- Keith Jones scored twice and Mike Ridley netted the GWG in the Caps' 4-2 win at Philly. Mark Recchi scored consecutive goals in the second period. Claude Boivin returned to the Flyers' lineup, his second regular season game (first since late October) since suffering a major knee injury in January 1993. Jason Bowen also returned after missing eight games with a bloodied eye after being elbowed against Hartford. Jim Cummins-Craig Berube fought in the opening period. Dave Brown-Enrico Ciccone fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nINpqBC3I8c ).
December 21, 1993 -- The Caps won 4-1 in Philly led by Dimitri Khristich (1-1-2) and Rick Tabaracci, who was 13 seconds away from a shutout and made 28 saves. Dave Brown and Enrico Ciccone fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_g34gTir7M ).
January 29, 1994 -- The Caps won 4-2 in Philly on Sylvain Cote's GWG with 1:44 to play. Kevin Hatcher (2-0-2) scored in the first and second periods but Eric Lindros (2-0-2) scored twice in the third to tie the score 2-2. Mike Ridley added an ENG.
February 2, 1994 -- Washington won 5-2 in a neutral site game played in Richfield, Ohio (near Cleveland) in front of 8,312. The Flyers were the designated home team. The Caps opened the third period with two goals in the opening 2:33 to pull ahead 4-2. Don Beaupre made 21 saves. The game was twice delayed, once for 15-to-20 minutes when the door to the Flyers' bench became unhinged after Kevin Dineen checked Steve Konowalchuk and a second time to replace broken plexiglas.
March 4, 1994 -- Garry Galley (2-0-2) scored with 1:07 to play in a 3-3 tie at Washington. Galley's PPG gave Philly a 1-0 lead 2:53 into the game. Eric Lindros scored a spectacular end-to-end goal to cut Washington's lead in half to 3-2 late in the first period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eob5xPrYg6I). Dominic Roussel made 31 saves but was pulled for 1:47 after surrendering two goals in 14 seconds which gave the Caps a 3-1 lead in the opening period; however, Roussel was perfect the rest of the game. Jason Bowen was issued a game misconduct for a high-stick major. Washington held a 34-20 shots advantage including 24-10 over the last 45 minutes of the game.
February 13, 1995 -- The Flyers led 4-0 in the first period, increased the lead to 5-0 in the second period and held on for a 5-3 home win. Rob Brind'Amour, Mikael Renberg, Chris Therien and Patrick Juhlin scored first period goals which led to the removal of Rich Tabaracci (8 saves, 12 shots) for Olaf Kolzig (17 saves, 18 shots). Eric Desjardins had three assists in the game. The Capitals scored three straight goals on special teams including the first two when short-handed. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-4. Ron Hextall made 19 saves and was ejected with three second remaining, along with Washington's Craig Berube, both received fighting majors and attempt to injure penalties. The play began when Hextall, who received a match penalty, hit the Capitals' Keith Jones in the crease area. Prior to the game, Berube said "You never know what Hexy's going to do. He's a little bit loose in the head. He's not all there when he's on the ice. That's the bottom line with him. You never know if he's going to give you a good whack -- but that's part of the game, you can't worry about that." Berube and Dave Brown got unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the first period. In the second period, Washington's Rob Pearson was given multiple penalties (the Flyers' Rob Zettler got 2 PIMs) including a game misconduct and fighting major. Garry Galley suffered a wrist injury and missed the next three games.
February 28, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves and Shjon Podein snapped a 2-2 tie early in the third period to lead Philly to a 4-2 home win. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) celebrated his 22nd birthday with an ENG and also delivered a crunching check to Peter Bondra who was diagnosed with a mild concussion after he lay face down on the ice for a few minutes.
March 25, 1995 -- Peter Bondra scored with 10.9 seconds left in a game that finished 2-2 at Washington. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. John LeClair picked up a point in his 12th straight game and 17th time in 20 games since being acquired from Montreal.
April 8, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 26 saves and Eric Lindros scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period in Philly's 3-1 road win. The Flyers were shutout for the first 37+ minutes of the game. The Flyers outshot Washington 27-16 over the last two periods.
October 11, 1995 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves and picked up his 26th career assist in Philly's 2-1 win in the Spectrum. Hextall cleared the puck around the boards before Rod Brind'Amour picked it up at center ice, skated into the offensive zone then beat Olaf Kolzig with a slap shot for a key SHG midway in the third period to put Philly up 2-0. The Flyers killed eight of nine Washington PPs. Eric Lindros had a memorable and powerful check against Brendan Witt.
November 14, 1995 -- John LeClair scored with 16.7 seconds left in the third period of a game that ended 2-2. Flyers' head coach Terry Murray said "It might have been the ugliest hockey game I've seen in two years. It was very poorly executed both teams. Completing a pass was impossible out there." Philly outshot Washington 20-19; over the last 45 minutes the Flyers were outshot 12-8.
January 28, 1996 -- Steve Konowalchuk scored with 40 seconds to play in OT and Washington won 3-2 at home. Pat Peake sent the game in OT with 7:23 left in regulation. The Flyers were outshot 10-4 in the third period and OT combined.
February 22, 1996 -- Five Flyers scored and Dan Quinn (0-3-3) had three assists in a 5-3 home win, the last time these squads met in the Spectrum. Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins scored 73 seconds apart in the first period to put Philly up 2-0. The Flyers led 3-1 through two periods helped by two PPGs and 4-1 near the mid-point of the third period but Pat Peake scored twice to bring the Caps to within 4-3. Kevin Haller added a SH-ENG with 6.6 seconds left and the Flyers down 6-on-4. Shawn Antoski fought Kevin Kaminski (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czs5oY0fQZI ) in the first period and Craig Berube in the third period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrENNUUvZss). Craig MacTavish (17 PIMs) was ejected after starting a fight with Keith Jones ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfsKMFJaMuw ) late in the game. Before the game, former defenseman Joe Watson was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame.
March 3, 1996 -- Jim Carey made 27 saves and Sergei Gonchar scored in the opening period leading the Capitals to a 3-0 home win. Carey shutout Boston a day earlier.
October 30, 1996 -- Jason Allison scored with 1:48 to play in Washington's 4-2 home win. It was one of seven goals Allison would score in his Capitals' career. The Flyers trailed 2-0 but evened the game in the third period. Jim Carey made 23 saves for the win.
November 14, 1996 -- Olaf Kolzig made 28 saves in Washington's 5-2 win in Philly. Washington led 3-0 after two periods, the Flyers closed to within a goal but the Caps scored twice in the final 1:50.
January 11, 1997 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored with 43 seconds remaining in the third period, in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia. Garth Snow made 28 saves. Washington's three goals came within a span of 2:02 in the second period. John Druce scored in the third period to bring the Flyers to within 3-2. John LeClair (1-1-2), Brind'Amour (1-1-2) and Janne Niinimaa (0-2-2) each had two points.
January 29, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 29 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Rod Brind'Amour and Dainius Zubrus scored. Brind'Amour fought Anson Carter 1:07 after Eric Desjardins was issued a double minor. Brind'Amour set a team-record by playing in 288 straight games (Rick MacLeish was the prior record-holder).
March 9, 1997 -- Eric Lindros (0-4-4), John LeClair (2-1-3) and Ron Hextall (15 saves) led Philly to a 5-0 home win. Colin Forbes, a late replacement for the injured Mikael Renberg, scored in his first NHL game. Caps' head coach Jim Schoenfeld said "We were very incohesive today." Dan Kordic fought Brendan Witt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZBfuMC4Qmo ) and Craig Berube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXVhQU255RI).
March 29, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 21 saves and Eric Lindros (2-0-2, ENG) scored twice in Philly's 5-3 road win. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) had two points for Washington. Bill Ranford (6 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Olaf Kolzig (16 saves, 16 shots).
October 31, 1997 -- The teams played at the Cap Centre (US Air Arena) in Landover, MD for the final time, a 2-2 tie. Ron Hextall made 30 saves and Olaf Kolzig stopped 37 shots. The Caps rallied from a 2-0 hole with two goals scored in a span of 2:23 late in the second period.
January 9, 1998 -- Dale Hunter assisted on three consecutive second period goal in Washington's 4-1 home win. Hunter picked up his 1,000th career NHL point on a goal by Craig Berube. Olaf Kolzig made 24 saves. The teams played in the MCI Center for the first time. Paul Coffey suffered bruised ribs and missed the next two games.
January 31, 1998 -- Bill Ranford made 31 saves and Michal Pivonka scored the tying and winning goals in the Caps' 3-2 OT win in Philadelphia. Pivonka tied it with 9:11 left in regulation and won it 2:23 into overtime. His only other goal of the season came on October 22.
March 5, 1998 -- Ron Hextall made 24 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. All three goals for the Flyers came in the second period including a SHG by Eric Lindros. Chris Gratton and Rod Brind'Amour each scored and assisted.
April 11, 1998 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored consecutive third period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and Sean Burke made 27 saves in the 4-3 Flyers' home win. Chris Gratton (1-1-2) had two points. John LeClair scored his 49th goal.
December 5, 1998 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored two PPGs and Ron Hextall made 22 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 win at Philly. In the third period, Peter Bondra's shot hit the forehead of Marc Bureau and the puck opened a huge gash resulting in a 30-to-35-stitch cut. Luke Richardson fought Craig Berube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTMcDdIPuJs
January 13, 1999 -- Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins (1-1-2) and John LeClair (1-1-2) led the offense and JVB made 25 saves for the Flyers' fourth straight shutout in a 3-0 win at Washington. The Flyers improved to 10-0-5 in their last 15 games. JVB recorded his fifth shutout of the season and 34th of his career and his persona; streak without allowing a goal increased to 212 minutes, 11 seconds while the Flyers have been perfect for 259:47. The four straight shutouts matched the team record set in December 1996.
January 21, 1999 -- Ron Hextall made 17 saves, Eric Lindros scored a goal for the seventh straight game and Keith Jones had two assists in Philly's 4-1 home win. Washington had just six shots on goal in the first two periods but Hextall was a perfect 12-for-12 in the third period. The Flyers played a tremendous game of team defense and Hextall later said "Our man coverage and our zone was terrific. I don't even think we gave them a shot. They (the Capitals) were on us, you could feel them picking up some momentum. But our man-to-man coverage was so good, they didn't get anything." Luke Richardson and Enrico Ciccone fought twice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOL9D8-yivo) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j805NkWc-gM ) and Roman Vopat handled Dale Hunter who earlier fought Valeri Zelepukin.
March 23, 1999 --Craig Berube was sent to the Flyers in exchange for future considerations which was reportedly cash.
April 10, 1999 -- John Vanbiesbrouck made 17 saves and Keith Jones and Steve Duchesne scored first period goals in a 2-1 win at Washington. Olaf Kolzig made 30 saves in the loss. The Flyers outshot Washington 32-18. The Caps scored in the third period. Brian Wesenberg (Flyers) fought Trevor Halverson in what would be Wesenberg's only NHL game.
October 12, 1999 -- Peter Bondra (3-0-3) completed a hat trick when he scored the GWG with 2:57 to play after tying the game 58 seconds earlier and led Washington to a 5-4 home win. Simon Gagne scored the first two goals of his NHL career which gave Philly a 2-0 lead. Mark Recchi (0-4-4) had four assists. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-5. Craig Berube fought Brendan Witt ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRHp6jUY5Ds ).
January 30, 2000 -- Olaf Kolzig made 30 saves and Sergei Gonchar (1-1-2) factored in both goals in Washington's 2-0 home win. The Flyers trailed 2-0 after two periods despite a 21-7 shots edge. The Caps improved to 10-0-1 in their last 11 games.
February 19, 2000 -- In an emotional effort, the Flyers downed the Caps 4-2 as Eric Lindros scored 55 seconds into the game and Mark Recchi scored the first of his two goals (ENG with 31 seconds left, too) at the 2:16 mark. Prior to the game, Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson announced that he would step aside from his position in order to undergo a bone marrow transplant. The 65-year-old coach informed his team, about his illness, after a December 10, 1999 practice but coached through this game. Philadelphia fans gave Neilson a loud show of encouragement during a home game against Phoenix, December 16, 1999.
March 9, 2000 -- Gino Odjick's breakaway goal early in the third period snapped a tie and propelled Philly to a 3-1 home win. Rick Tocchet, who played in his first game with the Flyers since being reacquired, made it 1-1 in the second period. Valeri Zelepukin had two assists. Eric Lindros' 5-on-3 PPG finished the scoring. Olaf Kolzig made 30 saves. Brian Boucher stopped 17 shots for the win and said of Tocchet's goals "We got a good lift from Tocchet. I had not heard the building that loud all season, and the guys seem to feed off that."
October 29, 2000 -- Brian Boucher (21 saves) and Olaf Kolzig (30 saves) each surrendered one goal as the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Daymond Langkow and Jeff Halpern scored. The Flyers were 0-for-7 on PPs while the Caps were 0-for-2 but Halpern's goal came as a minor to Dan McGillis expired at the same time.
November 18, 2000 --Justin Williams (2-1-3) and Simon Gagne (2-1-3) each scored consecutive goals in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Williams' goals gave Philly a 3-1 lead and Gagne's two made the score 5-2. Keith Primeau had three points (1-2-3) and Brian Boucher made 35 saves. Washington's Steve Konowalchuk had a hat trick (3-0-3). The Flyers killed 53 seconds of a 5-on-3 then the second part of a double minor to Dan McGillis with the score tied 1-1 in the first period.
December 30, 2000 -- Olaf Kolzig (33 saves), Joe Sacco (2-1-3) and Andrei Nikolishin (1-2-3) led the Caps to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-2 after two periods but the Caps scored four times in the third including two ENGs. Steve Konowalchuk scored the GWG, assisted by Sacco. Sacco entered the game with two goals in his first 33 games and had not scored since Halloween.
January 28, 2001 -- Olaf Kolzig (33 saves), Adam Oates (1-2-3) and Peter Bondra (1-2-3) led the Capitals in a 4-2 home win. Chris Simon of Washington was issued a rare triple-minor plus a misconduct after he elbowed P.J. Stock, then kneed Justin Williams en route to the penalty box, then blasted officials. During the infractions, the Flyers had zero goals on five shots.
October 20, 2001 -- The line of Mark Recchi (3-1-4), John LeClair (2-1-3) and Jeremy Roenick (0-3-3) scored two PPGs, a SHG, had 10 points (5-5-10) and each player was chosen as one of the three stars in a 6-3 home win. Roman Cechmanek made 19 saves. Philly outshot Washington 20-4 in the first period and 39-22 overall. Olaf Kolzig (24 saves, 29 shots) was replaced by Craig Billington (9 saves, 10 shots) for the third period. Early in the second period, with the score tied 2-2, Todd Fedoruk and Stephen Peat fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx5wXeb4G2Q ).
November 15, 2001 -- Brian Boucher and Roman Cechmanek combined (24 saves) to shutout the Capitals 5-0 in Philadelphia. Jiri Dopita (1-1-2) had his first NHL goal and Keith Primeau (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers led 3-0 3:40 into the game and scored even-strength, SH and on the PPG. Boucher suffered a left hamstring injury and didn't return until December 13. Chris Therien was diagnosed with a concussion after a collision with Trent Whitfield which resulted in the Flyer hitting his face along the boards; he missed the next five games. Chris McAllister and Stephen Peat hooked up in a spirited fight.
December 26, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves and Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 road win. Dan McGillis and Simon Gagne had two points each. The Flyers out-scored the Caps 18-4 in the four-game season series sweep. Stephen Peat tallied with under five minutes to go in the game giving the Caps their first goal against the Flyers in over 183 minutes of play. Donald Brashear and Peat fought for the first time (of four) in their careers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK75pSQx-Nc ).
March 19, 2002 -- Adam Oates was traded to Philadelphia by Washington for Maxime Ouellet and Philadelphia's 1st (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Martin Vagner), 2nd (Maxime Daigneault) and 3rd (Derek Krestanovich) round choices in the 2002 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Oates led the NHL in assists and the Flyers suffered two key injuries in their previous game when centers Jeremy Roenick (hyperextended right knee) and Keith Primeau (ribs) went down against Tampa Bay.
October 19, 2002 -- Robert Esche made 23 saves in his Flyers' debut backing Philly to a 3-1 home win. Michal Handzus, the player acquired with Esche, was 10-for-10 on faceoffs. The Flyers trailed 1-0 until John LeClair and Simon Gagne scored within 99 secondslate in the second period. Keith Primeau fought Chris Simon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhNKhuOtARc ) two seconds before Donald Brashear fought Stephen Peat ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJszhhHCLc
November 2, 2002 -- Dennis Seidenberg and Keith Primeau scored second period goals in a 2-1 home win. The Flyers held a 45-11 shots mismatch including 18-4 after one period and 35-7 through two periods. Sebastien Charpentier was named the game's top star for his 43-save performance. Jaromir Jagr snapped Roman Cechmanek's shutout bid with under two minutes to play.
November 9, 2002 -- Olaf Kolzig made 43 saves and Washington scored four times in the middle period of a 4-1 home win. Peter Bondra had a goal and an assist. Roman Cechmanek (10 saves, 13 shots) was replaced early in the second period by Robert Esche (12 saves, 13 shots). Donald Brashear and Stephen Peat fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoXgfAYsCPA
March 10, 2003 -- Peter Bondra's OT goal gave the Caps a 2-1 home win. Bondra's GWG came with Kim Johnsson serving a minor. Washington dominated the third period and OT by out-shooting Philly 17-3 and scoring two PPGs. Robert Esche made 28 saves.
November 6, 2003 -- The Flyers beat the Caps for the sixth consecutive time and extended their home unbeaten streak to 13 games in this series with a 4-2 victory. In the first two periods, the Flyers led 3-0 with a 27-11 shots advantage. Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) and Tony Amonte (1-1-2) led the offense and Robert Esche made 22 saves. Justin Williams and Keith Primeau also scored. Olaf Kolzig made 32 saves. Todd Fedoruk fought Jason Doig (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KxkzZIWui4 ).
January 25, 2004 -- Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and John LeClair (1-3-4) led Philly to a 4-1 road win. Robert Esche made 12 saves on 13 shots. The Flyers outshot Washington 22-13 including 9-2 in the third period. Donald Brashear fought Stephen Peat for the fourth time in their careers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59qbeUs6E_Q&NR=1 )
February 4, 2004 -- Antero Niittymaki made 19 saves in his NHL debut and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) picked up his 600th point with the Flyers, in a 5-1 home win. Niittymaki played due to injuries to Robert Esche and Jeff Hackett. After the game, Niittymaki was asked about his new nickname "Frank," referencing Frank Niti: "I think he was a gangster. They called me Niitti in the locker room before, so I guess the names go together." The Flyers had a 41-20 shot advantage. Olaf Kolzig made 36 saves. Simon Gagne scored his 100th NHL goal. John, LeClair, Kim Johnsson and Keith Primeau each had a goal and an assist. The Flyers scored two PPGs in the third period.
March 6, 2004 -- Olaf Kolzig made 24 saves in the Caps' 2-1 home win. Jeff Halpern (1-1-2) and Kip Miller (0-2-2) factored in on Washington's two PPGs. Michal Handzus' SHG snapped the shutout with 26 seconds left in regulation.
November 3, 2005 -- The Flyers scored the last eight goals in an 8-1 home win. Jon Sim, Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne each scored twice and Mike Rathje (0-3-3), Joni Pitkanen (0-3-3), Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Mike Knuble (1-2-3) all had three points. Rathje was an impressive +6 and Pitkanen +5. Robert Esche made 29 saves. Eric Desjardins missed the next eight games with a concussion after an uncalled elbow to the head by Chris Clark who was later fined $2,000. Flyers' captain Peter Forsberg was asked about the hit and he said "I thought it was an elbow, and he should be suspended for that. That was an elbow...(it is) hard to accidentally hit a guy with an elbow."
December 31, 2005 -- Brian Willsie scored on the final attempt of the 3-round shootout (2-1) in Washington's 4-3 home win. Olaf Kolzig made 34 saves. Antero Niittymaki made 43 saves and all three Flyers' goals came on special teams.
January 6, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 23 saves and special teams' goals by Mike Rathje (SH) and Simon Gagne (PP) in the second period helped Philly to a 3-1 road win. Gagne (1-1-2) and Peter Forsberg (1-1-2, ENG) each had two points.
February 10, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 39 saves and Brian Savage scored consecutive PPGs 1:55 apart to help the Flyers win 5-4 in Philly. Donald Brashear, Sami Kapanen and Savage's two goals were scored consecutively and put Philly ahead 5-2. Washington trailed 3-2 but failed on a two-man advantage for 98 seconds. The Flyers went 3-for-9 on PPs and Washington was 3-for-10. The game had 68 PIMs. Washington held a 43-29 shots advantage including 18-5 in the third period. Donald Brashear and Doug Doull fought early in the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8_P-NDYCs ). The Flyers were missing six regulars.
November 4, 2006 -- Alex Ovechkin and Ben Clymer each scored twice and Washington snapped a 16-game (0-15-1) winless streak in games played at Philly, 5-3. The Caps scored four goals in the opening period, the most allowed by the Flyers in first period home game since Buffalo had five on March 15, 1997. The streak that the Caps ended was the longest current road winless streak by one NHL team against another.
December 9, 2006 -- Bryan Muir's third period goal snapped a 3-3 tie in Washington's 5-3 win at Philly. Alex Ovechkin had three (1-2-3) points. Simon Gagne (2-1-3) scored consecutive goals in the second period to tie the game 2-2.
December 16, 2006 --Alex Semin (2-1-3) and Alex Ovechkin (1-2-3) each had three points and Olaf Kolzig made 21 saves in Washington's 4-1 home win. Peter Forsberg returned to the lineup after a four-game absence due to an ankle injury, then left this game with a concussion from a hit by Ovechkin late in the first period.
January 9, 2007 -- Alex Ovechkin had three points in the Caps' 6-2 home win. Kyle Calder of Philly scored a PPG and a SHG in the third period after the Caps held a 5-0 lead.
November 2, 2007 -- Antero Niittymaki had 24 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 road win. Mike Richards, who needed 12 stitches around his nose after a fight with Brooks Laich ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMqDieogYBk ), and who later scored said "I don't look very good right now. I'm not too attractive." Alex Ovechkin scored for the eighth consecutive game against the Flyers. Ben Eager fought Brian Sutherby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-zrVfGbl6g
November 23, 2007 -- Niklas Backstrom (1-2-3) celebrated his 20th birthday with an OT goal and in the Caps' 4-3 Black Friday win at Philly Bruce Boudreau made his coaching debut. The Caps led 3-0 but the Flyers rallied with two late second period SHGs before Mike Richards evened the game with 4:15 to play in regulation. Riley Cote-Donald Brashear ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75TgH...eature=channel ).
January 13, 2008 -- Kimmo Timonen (1-2-3), Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Martin Biron (28 saves) led Philly to a 6-4 win at Washington. Olaf Kolzig (12 saves, 16 shots) was replaced by Brent Johnson (14 saves, 15 shots) when Philly made it 4-1. Jason Smith fought Matt Bradley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eTaXYoKYSg).
April 11, 2008 -- In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Capitals rallied from a 4-2 deficit with three third period goals in a 5-4 home win. Mike Green scored twice in the early third period to even the game and then Alex Ovechkin scored with 4:32 to play for the GWG. Ovechkin became the fourth NHL player since 1990 to score a game-winning goal within the final five minutes of the third period, or in overtime, in his first career postseason game. The others to do that over that period were San Jose's Vlastimil Kroupa in 1994, Philadelphia's Karl Dykhuis in 1995 and San Jose's Niko Dimitrakos in 2004. Danny Briere (2-1-3) and Vinnie Prospal (2-1-3) led the Flyers. Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qyNOY5Hknc
April 13, 2008 -- In Game 2, Martin Biron stopped 24 shots and R.J. Umberger and Jeff Carter scored first period goals in the Flyers 2-0 victory. Biron recorded his third shutout in his last four starts. The Flyers dominated the play by outshooting Washington 41-24. The teams combined to go 0-for-11 on the PP. Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44jOBiGMX3c
April 15, 2008 -- In Game 3 in Philly, Danny Briere (2-1-3) and Vinnie Prospal (0-3-3) each had three points and Mike Richards converted a late penalty shot ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7uv9H3kFc ) in Philly's 6-3 home win. The game was scoreless until Briere scored with 3:59 remaining in the opening period and later Scott Hartnell and Sami Kapanen scored 17 seconds apart to give Philly a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Briere's PPG gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead with 10 seconds left in the second period. Richards became the second player (Wayne Connolly, Minnesota, 1968) in NHL history to score his first post-season goal via a penalty shot when he gave Philly a 5-3 lead at 17:01 of the third period. The Flyers outshot Washington 33-19. Patrick Thoresen returned to the lineup after being hit in the groin with a puck during Game 1. Derian Hatcher returned to the lineup for the first time since suffering a broken leg on March 17. Scottie Upshall and Mike Green had a quick fight ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVNfQEUiu2o) . Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ouw9hj7ihY
April 17, 2008 -- In Game 4 in Philly, Mike Knuble's goal in double OT gave the Flyers an electrifying 4-3 victory. Afterwards, Knuble said "It's an unbelievable feeling to score in this town and hear the building go nuts. You pinch yourself. You can't believe it's happening." Danny Briere scored midway through the third period to send the game to OT. Jeff Carter, who had three points (2-1-3) and was a +3, registered eight shots on goal and scored the first and last goals in the opening period. The game was tied 2-2 through one period then Steve Eminger gave Washington a 3-2 lead after two periods. Martin Biron made 38 saves. Cristobal Huet made 42 stops. Philly outshot Washington 46-41, including 18-12 in the OTs (7-1 in the second OT). Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_gNepCjJh8
April 19, 2008 -- In Game 5 in DC, Cristobal Huet made 30 saves and the Caps scored two PPGs in a 3-2 win. Huet was 20-for-21 in the third period. The Flyers had a 21-6 third period shots advantage and 32-26 in the game. Alex Semin and Sergei Federov each scored and had an assist. Vinnie Prospal and Danny Briere each had two points. Mike Knuble sustained a partial tear of his left hamstring late in the second period. "I just kind of caught my heel and went down awkwardly," Knuble said. Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-71DgJgV2U
April 21, 2008 -- In Game 6 in Philly, Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the third period which completed the Caps' 4-2 comeback win. The Flyers led 2-0 about midway through the game but Washington scored twice in the second and tied the game when Alexander Semin tallied with 1:57 left in the middle period. Washington held a 40-35 shots advantage including 12-8 in the third period. Ovechkin had not scored since Game 1. Game highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su2Woqogq3c
April 22, 2008 -- In Game 7 at Washington, Joffrey Lupul scored a PPG 6:06 into OT and the Flyers advanced with a thrilling 3-2 victory. The PP, with nine seconds remaining, was called against Tom Poti for tripping. Poti said later "I definitely didn't think it was a penalty. It's tough to beat the officials as well as the Flyers." Martin Biron made 39 saves in the win and stifled any doubts about playing on consecutive nights (he was 0-5 in the regular season). Kimmo Timonen (0-2-2) had two assists. The Caps held a 41-34 shots advantage including 16-5 in the third period. The Flyers held a 7-2 shots advantage in the OT. The game was tied 1-1 after one period and 2-2 after two periods. Alex Ovechkin had nine shots and two (1-1-2) points for Washington. Teams played Games 6 and 7 on back-to-back nights for the eighth time.It was the 30th Game 7 OT in NHL history. The road team won about 36% of Game 7's since the NHL adopted the format. Highlights of the OT and post-game: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8KVx8vDlYw ), (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0faRAAIG-I ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwMv-gH2WlU ). Game highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFcUEvZiAo . SERIES RECAP: The Flyers' offense was led by Danny Briere (6-5-11), who became the 12th Flyers' player to have 10+ points in a PO series, Vaclav Prospal (3-6-9) and Mike Richards (2-5-7). Martin Biron stopped 198 of 208 (.908) shots. The Capitals were led by Alex Ovechkin (4-5-9) and Alex Semin (2-6-8). Cristobal Huet stopped 220 of 242 (.909) shots. The PPs were nearly identical: the Flyers were 8-for-36 and the Capitals were 8-for-35.
June 20, 2008 -- The Flyers acquired Steve Eminger and Washington's 3rd round choice (Jacob Deserres) in the 2008 Entry Draft and in exchange sent their 1st round choice (John Carlson) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
December 20, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 47 saves including a perfect 25-for-25 in the first period of the Flyers' 7-1 home victory. Scott Hartnell recorded a hat trick in a span of 11:40 in the third period. Jeff Carter gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead when he scored a pair of goals within 54 seconds in the last five minutes of the second period. Hartnell (3-1-4, +4), Carter (2-2-4, +5) and Joffrey Lupul (1-3-4, +4) combined for 12 points. The Flyers were outshot 25-6 in the first period but led 1-0. The 25 shots tied a Washington franchise record for shots in a period (the most shots allowed in one period by Philadelphia was 32 by the Minnesota North Stars, December 13, 1972, which was one shy of the NHL record). After two periods, the Flyers were up 3-0 despite being outshot 39-13. Alex Ovechkin had twelve shots. Brent Johnson (10 saves, 13 shots) was replaced by Jose Theodore (11 saves, 15 shots) after 40 minutes. Riley Cote and Donald fought twice ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GCZRYPKn7A ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-RrJIJYvU ) and Josh Gratton fought Matt Bradley ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4vC7PRN48 ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmGXQhLdDs
January 6, 2009 -- Viktor Kozlov scored the lone shootout goal in a 2-1 Washington home win. The Flyers ended a six-game road trip (2-2-2). Braydon Coburn's PPG 23 seconds into the third period evened the game 1-1. Martin Biron and Jose Theodore both faced 34 shots; the Flyers had a 6-1 edge in overtime. Mike Richards won 15 of 18 faceoffs. The Caps won for the 18th time in the last 20 games and improved to 18-1-1 at home. For the first time, the Flyers played in three consecutive shootouts. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMjLvQWhQI
February 24, 2009 -- The Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:19 midway in the third period and Antero Niittymaki made 33 saves in the 4-2 win at Washington. The Capitals led 2-0 but Claude Giroux scored a PPG in the second period then the line of Scott-Hartnell-Jeff Carter-Joffrey Lupul accounted for the next six points to put Philly on top 3-2. Arron Asham finished the scoring with a pretty goal -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FOSAxfmsNQ
March 12, 2009 -- Alex Ovechkin (1-1-2) scored late in the second period and Jose Theodore made 35 saves in Washington's 2-1 win at Philly. Mike Knuble scored the Flyers' goal and Martin Biron made 28 saves.
October 6, 2009 --Danny Briere celebrated his 32nd brithday by scoring with 1:08 remaining in OT in Philly's exciting 6-5 home win. Mike Richards, who recorded his second career hat trick, became the first Flyer to achieve the feat in a home opener. He also scored consecutive goals within 18 seconds late in the second period to give Philly a 4-3 lead. Richards (3-0-3) and Matt Carle (0-4-4) recorded all seven of their points in the second period after the teams played to a scoreless opening period. Richards' three goals in one period was the 12th such accomplishment by a Flyers' player in a regular season game. Carle's four assists tied an NHL record by a d-man in a period. The Caps pulled ahead 5-4 in the third period but Scott Hartnell's PPG with 4:15 to play made it 5-5. Ray Emery made 31 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-9 on the PP. Alex Ovechkin (2-1-3), Niklas Backstrom (0-3-3) and Alexander Semin (2-0-2) led Washington. Semyon Varlamov (21/25) was replaced by Jose Theodore (14/16). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1cDxEUfTIU
October 27, 2009 -- Washington rallied from a late second period 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 at home. Niklas Backstrom (1-3-4), Alex Ovechkin (2-0-2) and Alexander Semin (1-2-3) combined for nine points and Jose Theodore made 41 saves including 20-for-20 in the third period. The Flyers led 2-0 on second period PPGs by Scott Hartnell and Braydon Coburn but the Caps tied the game with two goals in the final 3:52 of the period. Semin netted the GWG 5:24 into the third period.
December 5, 2009 --The Capitals spoiled Peter Laviolette's debut as Flyers' coach with an 8-2 win in Philly. Niklas Backstrom (1-4-5), Mike Green (2-2-4) and Tomas Fleischmann (2-0-2) led the offense and Jose Theodore made 34 saves. Referee Stephane Auger ejected Daniel Carcillo (29 PIMs) and awarded Washington with a 9-minute PP, late in the first period, which led to three Caps' goals and a 4-1 lead. Carcillo was ejected from the game for a punching incident involving Matt Bradley and eventually suspended four games ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LjBikkQLKI ). Ray Emery (5 goals, 17 shots) was removed in favor of Brian Boucher. The Caps out-scored Philly 4-0 in the second period. Washington went 4-for-6 on the PP.
November 7, 2010 -- Braden Holtby made 23 saves in his first NHL start (second appearance) and Mike Green scored a PPG 29 seconds into OT giving Washington a 3-2 home win. Sean O'Donnell was whistled for a boarding minor with 19 seconds left in the third period. Chris Pronger was issued a 4-minute minor for a high stick with 3:55 remaining in regulation time but Washington was unable to score. The Flyers had 12 PIMs to the Caps' four. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5ua0VR-0gY
November 20, 2010 -- Danny Briere scored the only goal in the shootout leading the Flyers to a 5-4 SO win at Washington. Brian Boucher made 33 saves and got the win in his first start since October 25. The victory win secured when Alexander Semin's shootout attempt glanced off the crossbar. Philly led 2-1 after two periods and 3-1 midway through the third when Nicklas Backstrom and Jason Chimera scored PPGs 28 seconds apart. Andreas Nodl, the game's top star, put Philly up 4-3 with 6:07 to play in regulation but Eric Fehr's PPG sent the game into OT with 29 seconds left. The Flyers went 1-for-9 with the man advantage while Washington was 3-for-7, scoring three PPGs in the third period. In the last ten minutes of the third period, the Flyers had three minors and Washington had two in addition to a penalty called against Backstrom with 1:48 left in OT. The Caps held a 37-35 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgl-As-Mm48
January 18, 2011 -- Andrej Meszaros scored 1:07 into OT, giving the Flyers a 3-2 win at Washington. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) and Claude Giroux gave Philly a 2-0 lead after two periods but the Caps scored twice in 40 seconds to tie the game. Michal Neuvirth left the game after the first period because of a lower body injury, replaced by Semyon Varlamov. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQ4gnhCDrM
March 22, 2011 -- Alexander Semin scored the decisive shootout goal as the Capitals won the 3-round shootout 3-2 and recorded a 5-4 SO victory in Philly. Mike Knuble (1-2-3) had three points and Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves. The Caps led 3-0 early in the second period which led to the removal of Sergei Bobrovsky (6 saves, 9 shots) for Brian Boucher (13 saves, 14 shots). The Flyers then staged a dramatic comeback and Danny Briere's goal with 5:45 to play gave the Flyers a 4-3 advantage. Marcus Johansson tied the game with 3:19 to play. The only player to miss in the shootout was Claude Giroux who scored with 34 seconds left in the second period and brought the Flyers to within 3-2. Andreas Nodl made it 3-3 in the third period.
October 20, 2011 -- Tomas Vokoun made 40 saves and Alex Ovechkin (2-0-2) scored twice to lead the 5-0-0 Capitals 5-2 over the 4-0-1 Flyers in Philadelphia. Ovechkin and Mathieu Perreault (1-1-2) scored in the final 80 seconds of the first period to give Washington a 2-1 lead. The Caps scored three times in the opening five minutes of the third period to take a 5-1 lead. The Flyers held a 42-28 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiW9q6hlUtY
December 13, 2011 -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 31 saves and five different players scored in the Flyers' impressive 5-1 win in Washington. Scott Hartnell scored in his sixth straight game. Defensemen factored in each goal, and Matt Carle had two assists and Marc-Andre Bourdon scored his first NHL goal. Tomas Vokoun (17 saves, 21 shots) was replaced by Michal Neuvirth (11 saves, 12 shots). The Capitals scored with 6:01 to play. The game had 8 PIMs, six to the Flyers. The Flyers road record improved to 11-3-1 and it was the earliest (15 games) the team reached 11 road wins in team history. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11NcEcQ3m0M
March 4, 2012 -- Despite the absences of three top defensemen (Chris Pronger, Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros), the Flyers recorded a 1-0 shutout at Washington backed by Ilya Bryzgalov's 34 saves and Eric Wellwood's second period goal. Flyers' goaltending coach Jeff Reese said of Bryzgalov's performance "That was his best game as a Flyer." Wellwood was promoted from the AHL the prior day due to an injury to James van Riemsdyk and his goal came less than a minute after Peter Laviolette called a timeout. Scott Hartnell and Troy Brouwer fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl218dynnOU ) after Erik Gustafsson was checked into the bench door. The only other penalty was a minor to the Caps' Jason Chimera. The result was the second straight shutout for Washington. It was the Flyers' first 1-0 win since win December 30, 2007 at Florida. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_1bt27am3s
March 22, 2012 -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 30 saves and the Flyers won the 4-round shootout (2-1) in a 2-1 home victory. It was the Flyers' 100th regular season win in this series. Bryzgalov stopped Troy Brouwer after Wayne Simmonds put Philly ahead in the last round. Alex Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead 26 seconds into the game. Claude Giroux's goal made it 1-1 early in the second period. Bryzgalov's poke-check prevented Marcus Johansson on a penalty shot with 7:02 left in the second period. Matt Read and Matt Hendricks each scored in the first round of the shootout. The game had 6 PIMs, four to the Flyers. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhqnHHfvzHM
February 1, 2013 -- The Flyers dropped to 2-6-0 in the shortened season with a 3-2 loss at Washington. The Flyers killed 1:12 of a 5-on-3 to start the third period but Troy Brouwer scored with 16:03 left in regulation to put the Caps ahead 2-1. Less than three minutes later, Wojtek Wolski scored a breakaway after a turnover by Luke Schenn. Nicklas Backstrom scored on a breakaway with 2:17 to go in the second period to tie the game after John Carlson stripped Sean Couturier of the puck. Braden Holtby made 29 saves. Washington held a 12-3 advantage in takeaways and 23-11 in blocks. With 1:46 left in the first period, John Erskine bloodied Wayne Simmonds with an unpenalized elbow to the face resulting in whiplash ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Gjy61B9m4 ). Zac Rinaldo beat Matt Hendricks prior to the ensuing faceoff which led to game misconducts for both players ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QilC5z1m4M ).
February 27, 2013 -- Simon Gagne returned to the Flyers and scored in the team's 4-1 home win. Gagne joined Bill Sutherland, Rick MacLeish, Rick Tocchet, Mark Recchi and Todd Fedoruk (unofficially a complete list) as Flyers who scored in their return to the organization. Ilya Bryzgalov, who wore his new "Star Wars" mask, made 23 saves but lost his shutout bid with 2:09 remaining. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) scored 23 seconds into the game and Wayne Simmonds made it 2-0 at the 4:04 mark. Braden Holtby (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Philipp Grubauer (14 saves, 14 shots) who was recalled prior to the game. Harry Zolniercyk was given a game misconduct with 25 seconds left for a kneeing major which was later rescinded by the NHL.
March 31, 2013 -- In a memorable Easter Sunday night comeback win, the Flyers recorded a 5-4 OT victory when Ruslan Fedotenko scored 1:34 into OT moments after Kimmo Timonen tied the game with 9.5 seconds remining in regulation. Timonen had his fifth career four-point game (1-3-4). Claude Giroux (1-2-3) had three points, including a PPG with 7:12 to play which started the comeback, and later referenced Jake Voracek 's fight, with the game tied 2-2 5:04 into the third period, as "You don’t see that every day. He’s just a great teammate and a great linemate. I think everyone in the room is lucky to have him as a teammate. He cares a lot for this team so that kind of got everyone going.” Voracek fought Steve Olesky who checked Giroux and was issued 19 PIMs (to 5 for Olesky) for fighting with a visor ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPx_d6cjXpI ). The Caps scored two PPGs 26 seconds apart in the 6-minute mark of the third period to pull ahead 4-2. Sean Couturier was 0-for-9 on faceoffs. Max Talbot suffered a broken left leg and was lost for the season.
November 1, 2013 -- Jason Chimera (1-3-4) had four points, Joel Ward (3-0-3) had a hat trick, Nicklas Backstrom (2-1-3) also had three points and Braden Holtby made 30 saves in Washington's 7-0 win at Philly. It was the Capitals largest margin of victory in this series. Alex Ovechkin did not play. The Capitals out-scored Philly 5-0 in the second period. Steve Mason (11 saves, 15 shots) was replaced by Ray Emery (14 saves, 17 shots) but returned after Emery was ejected for his role in a major altercation 5:31 into the third period. The brawl resulted in eight fighting majors and the ejections of five players (three to the Flyers). The Flyers had 99 PIMs in the game, including 29 to Emery, to Washington's 65. Steve Downie (concussion) and Vincent Lecavalier (face) were also injured and missed the following game. Highlights of the fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AYtMQ4V-s4
December 15, 2013 -- The Capitals trailed 4-1 with under nine minutes to play but rallied for a 5-4 SO (won the shootout 2-1) home win. Washington scored with 8:40, 3:31 and 0:48 to play and the last goal, by Alex Ovechkin (1-1-2), sent the game into OT. Nicklas Backstrom gave the Caps a 2-1 lead in the third round of the shootout. Michael Raffl (0-3-3) had three points for the Flyers and his third assist came on Jake Voracek's goal 3:32 into the third period which made it 4-1. The Flyers went 0-for-6 on PPs.
December 17, 2013 -- Jake Voracek scored twice (2-0-2) and Steve Mason made 24 saves in the Flyers' 5-2 win at home. The Flyers scored the last four goals including two during a 5-minute PP in which Tom Wilson was ejected for charging Brayden Schenn which led to a Nick Grossmann vs. Wilson confrontation ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDdBi0oMp0 ). Prior to the check, the Flyers were credited with six hits (to two for Washington) The game was scoreless until Alex Ovechkin's opening minute PPG in the second period. Washington led 2-1 at the 5:31 mark but the Flyers led 4-2 through two periods.
March 2, 2014 -- Vincent Lecavalier's wrist shop 2:45 into OT completed an emotional 5-4 victory at Washington. The Flyers never led the game but rallied from a third period deficit to win for an 11th time. Washington led 4-2 midway in the third period but Dmitry Orlov retaliated against Brayden Schenn, after a clean hit, with a 5-minute boarding major and Jake Voracek (1-2-3) got the Flyers to within a goal during the opportunity. Captain Claude Giroux (2-1-3, +3) evened the game with 1:05 to play and goalie Steve Mason (25 saves) pulled. Kimmo Timonen (0-3-3) also had three points and made a key play in the GWG. Special teams played a key role in the win as the Flyers' PP was 2-for-4 and the PK was 0-for-6. The Flyers won 62% of the faceoffs. Orlov (2-0-2) scored twice for the Capitals and Mike Green (0-3-3) had three assists. Alex Ovechkin was held scoreless and was a -3. Brayden Holtby made 31 saves. The game was aired on NBC-TV as part of "Hockey Day in America." A no-goal involving the Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom in which Mark Streit saved a goal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTdOjw303JQ ). Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w8dmT0r0pQ
March 5, 2014 -- The Flyers bolted to a 4-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win at home. Claude Giroux (2-1-3) and Jake Voracek (2-0-2) combined for four goals. Giroux also won 19 of 25 faceoffs. Braden Holtby (14 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Philipp Grubauer (10 saves, 11 shots), who was promoted earlier in the day, with the Flyers ahead 4-0. Washington's attempted rally began late in the second period. The Flyers led 4-1 through two periods and held a 23-8 shots advantage but Washington held a 17-7 shots advantage in the third period. The Caps got within a goal at 4-3 with 11:35 to play. A goal by Voracek with 8:09 left restored a two-goal lead but the Caps scored a PPG to make it 5-4 with 6:00 minutes to play. Steve Downie, who was in the box when Washington got within 4-2, scored an ENG. The Caps scored three PPGs (3-for-4 total). Andrew MacDonald, acquired the prior day, made his Flyers' debut and had an assist and was +2. With the Flyers up 2-0 midway in the first period, a brawl was highlighted by the ejections of Vinnie Lecavalier and John Erskine ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAed0iVvbQ4 ). The Flyers swept the home-and-home series in which both games were aired nationally.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 03-06-2014 at 12:50 AM.
Anyone else beyond excited for this game? I was excited for the Bruins game because it was opening night and a rival, and VAN because it was a strong team...but I feel like this is a game that will give us an idea of what our team is made of.