The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 41-24-2-1.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season home record is 25-9-0-1.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season road record is 16-15-2-0 including 1-5-0-0 in the last six away games.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record against the Phoenix Coyotes is 12-8-0-1 including 7-3-0-1 at home and 5-5-0-0 away.
The Flyers' W-L-T-OTL regular season record against the Winnipeg Jets was 29-16-2-0 including records of 18-6-0-0 at home and 11-10-2-0 away.
December 28, 1979 -- The Flyers won 5-3 in front of 16,038, the largest hockey crowd to date in Winnipeg (WHA and NHL). Pete Peeters made 32 saves and five different players recorded goals. Bob Kelly (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) had two points and Brian Propp's unassisted goal late in the second period made it 2-1 and put Philly ahead for good. Propp had two bus loads of supporters make the journey from Saskatchewan. It was the Flyers' 32nd straight game without a loss (streak reached an NHL record 35 games) and the team's W-L-T record improved to 23-1-10.
January 10, 1980 -- Bill Barber's breakaway goal with 6:34 to play capped a Flyers' rally in which they out-scored Winnipeg 4-2 in the third period en route to a 5-4 home win. The Flyers scored four times in a team-record (since broken) span of 2:50. Winnipeg led 3-1 midway through the third period but Philly scored three times in 63 seconds to take a 4-3 lead before Morris Lukowich tied the score 1:05 later. The Flyers outshot the Jets 17-7 in the third period. Winnipeg goalie Pierre Hamel made 27 saves on 28 shots but was injured (bruised right knee) and replaced 6+ minutes into the third period by backup Gary Smith who allowed four goals on 14 shots in a span of 12:12. Prior to the game, Smith jokingly raised his hands and skated along the ice while Flyers' fans applauded the home team in their first appearance since their NHL-record unbeaten streak was stopped at Minnesota.
January 25, 1980 -- In a battle of the NHL's best and worst teams, the Flyers prevailed 5-4 in Winnipeg. Behn Wilson and Rick MacLeish each had a goal and an assist and Pete Peeters made 26 saves. Philly scored twice in a span of 21 seconds to take a 4-1 lead in the middle period. The Flyers finished the night with a 32-3-12 record (76 points) and the Jets were 13-32-5 (31 points).
February 14, 1980 -- The Flyers completed the season sweep with a 5-1 victory in Philly led by Pete Peeters' 33 saves and nine points by the Rat Patrol Line. The trio of Brian Propp (2-1-3), Paul Holmgren (2-1-3) and Ken Linseman (0-3-3) provided the offense. Markus Mattsson made 36 saves in the loss.
November 23, 1980 -- Bob Dailey (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (1-1-2), Reggie Leach (0-2-2) and Brian Propp (0-2-2) each had two points in a 3-1 Flyers' home win. Dailey returned after missing the prior six games due to a knee injury and scored on a 55-footer in the first period and a 35-footer in the second period. The Jets had a record of 1-17-5 and were winless in the last 17 games. Pete Peeters' shutout bid ended with 5:29 to play.
January 2, 1981 --Pierre Hamel made 36 saves and led the Jets, with a team record of 2-28-7, to a stunning 4-3 win at Winnipeg. Philadelphia held a 39-24 shots advantage. The Flyers held a 15-7 shot advantage in the opening period, but a PPG by Anders Steen with seven seconds remaining gave the Jets a 4-1 lead. Flyers d-man Jimmy Watson played his last game of the 1980-81 season as he underwent spinal fusion surgery to relieve chronic back problems.
February 27, 1981 -- Bill Barber (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and the Flyers claimed a 6-3 victory in Winnipeg. Philly led 3-0 before nine minutes expired but the Jets eventually got within 4-3, which included consecutive PP tallies by Morris Lukowich within three minutes. Ken Linseman (1-1-2) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) finished the scoring. Ron Flockhart had three assists.
March 5, 1981 -- The Flyers led 5-0 after the first period and routed Winnipeg 10-1 in the Spectrum. Al Hill (2-0-2) gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead and scored twice in the first period. Ken Linseman (2-0-2) scored twice in a span of 1:01 to give Philly a 7-0 lead in the second period and the margin increased to 8-0 in the third period before the Jets finally scored. Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period. Behn Wilson (1-2-3), Glen Cochrane (1-2-3), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Paul Holmgren (0-3-3) each had three points. The Flyers held a 41-22 shots advantage including 17-5 in the opening period. Pete Peeters made 21 saves. Markus Mattsson surrendered all ten goals.
December 1, 1981 -- Pete Peeters made 28 saves, including 17-for-17 in the first period, in the Flyers' 2-1 win in Philly. Bobby Clarke scored the go-ahead goal 2:55 into the game and Paul Holmgren made it 2-0 in the second period.
February 24, 1982 -- Dave Christian (2-1-3) scored twice in the opening period and Dale Hawerchuk (1-2-3) and Paul MacLean (0-3-3) also had three points in th Jets' 6-2 win in Winnipeg. Doug Soetaert made 27 saves. The day prior to the game, longtime Flyer Reggie Leach asked the club to trade him due to diminished playing time. "I asked to be traded if I wasn't going to be played regularly. It could be that I might not be coming back from this road trip and that is why I packed a little extra," said Leach. This game marked the fifth in succession in which he was scratched by head coach Pat Quinn, though he played the next eleven before being waived days after Bob McCammon replaced the fired Quinn the following month.
March 2, 1982 -- Willy Lindstrom (5-1-6) scored five goals, Morris Lukowich (0-4-4) had four points and Doug Soetaert made 48 saves in the Jets' first ever win in Philadelphia, 7-6. The Flyers outshot the Jets 54-32, including a game-high 10 shots from Bill Barber. Ray Allison (3-0-3) had his first NHL hat trick and Ken Linseman (0-4-4) had four assists for Philly. Each team scored three third period goals. The Flyers cut the gap with consecutive goals to make it 6-5 but Lindstrom made it 7-5. Bobby Clarke returned to the lineup after missing the previous 18 games with a broken foot/ankle. Head coach Pat Quinn said "We have to have good goaltending. It's one of the areas that has to be good and it has not been good as of late." The next day the Flyers recalled Pelle Lindbergh. Frank Bathe scored in his first game since November 14 (herniated disc in his back). At the end of the season, Bathe was named the Barry Ashbee Award winner as the Flyers' best defenseman despite playing just 28 regular season games.
October 31, 1982 -- The Flyers reunited the line of Brian Propp (2-0-2), Ron Flockhart and Ray Allison (0-2-2) for the first time this season and it paid off with a 3-2 win at Winnipeg. Tim Kerr scored in between Propp's two goals in a span of 6:11 during the second period. Rick St. Croix made 14 saves. The Flyers held a 34-16 shots advantage. Jets' goalie Doug Soetaert made 31 saves and was named the game's number 2 star.
January 27, 1983 -- The Flyers improved to 16-1-1 in the last 18 games with a 5-2 home win. Bob Froese made 14 saves and began his NHL career with an 8-0-0 record. Mark Taylor scored the GWG with 6:37 remaining then Ray Allison followed 35 seconds later. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored the Flyers' third goal in a span of 3:06 to finish the scoring. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) opened the scoring 11 seconds into the game's start. The Flyers outshot the Jets 37-16 including 16-5 in the dominant third period. Doug Soetaert made 32 saves. The Flyers ended the night with a 33-13-6 record and the 72 points was most in the League.
February 2, 1983 -- Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) had three points and rookie Bob Froese made 26 saves, which improved his NHL record to 9-0-1, in Philly's 6-3 victory in Winnipeg. The Flyers improved to 34-13-7, the best record in the NHL. Lindsay Carson scored in the game's first minute, fought Doug MacLean less than four minutes later and added a third period assist. A brawl started 14:28 into the second period when Bryan Maxwell retaliated with Frank Bathe after being high-sticked by Brian Propp and both benches emptied. Bathe and Jimmy Mann were ejected.
October 13, 1983 -- Ilkka Sinisalo, making his season debut as a replacement for the injured Paul Holmgren, and Dave Poulin each scored twice to lead the Flyers to a 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Pelle Lindbergh made 27 saves. The game was tied 1-1 after the first period but Sinisalo's two strikes gave the Flyers a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes. Sinisalo was a healthy scratch the first three games of the season and said afterwards "It's really boring to sit up there and (watch)." The Flyers improved to 4-0-0 with this victory.
November 13, 1983 -- Scott Arniel scored a late third period goal and the Jets rallied from a 2-0 hole to beat the Flyers 3-2 in Winnipeg. The Jets were led by Brian Hayward's 35 saves and tallies from the sticks of Moe Mantha (in the final minute of the second period) and Laurie Boschman (in the first minute of the third period).
January 5, 1984 -- Ilkka Sinisalo's (2-0-2) second goal proved the difference as the Flyers recorded a 7-6 overtime victory in Philadelphia. Bill Barber (3-1-4) had a hat trick and his third goal gave the Flyers a 6-5 lead. The fireworks began in the opening period when the Jets commanded a 4-3 lead. Philly rallied for a 6-5 lead after two periods Morris Lukowich evened the game with 3:57 to play in regulation. Lukowich and Scott Arniel both scored twice for Winnipeg. Doug Soetart stopped 38 of the Flyers' 45 shots. Pelle Lindbergh (6 saves, 10 shots) was replaced after the first period by Bob Froese (15 saves, 17 shots) who went the remainder of the game.
November 1, 1984 -- 1984 U.S. Olympic goalie Marc Behrend (one of his 12 career NHL wins) made 37 saves and the Jets skated to a 7-4 win at Philly. Dale Hawerchuk (0-4-4), Paul MacLean (0-3-3) and Brian Mullen (2-0-2) led the Jets' offense. Philly outshot Winnipeg 41-28. Bob Froese (16 saves, 20 shots) was replaced by Pelle Lindbergh (5 saves, 8 shots) after the second period. Peter Zezel suffered a broken hand and did not return until December 3. Dave Brown had 24 PIMs and three fighting majors Jim Kyte twice ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcH8VDjHNrI ) and ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3nD-tmZwF8 ) Laurie Boschman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anTNIIACdac ). After this game, the Flyers went 11-1-3 in the last 15 games.
December 11, 1984 -- Paul MacLean's (2-2-4) goal with 1:02 left in OT gave the Jets a 5-4 win in Winnipeg. The Flyers' Ilkka Sinisalo knotted the score with two seconds left in regulation. Philly had 44 shots but Marc Behrend turned aside 40. Pelle Lindbergh gave up four goals before being removed for Bob Froese who suffered strained ligaments in his left knee which required the return of Lindbergh through the OT period.
January 27, 1985 --Brian Hayward made 25 saves and Paul MacLean (2-0-2), Laurie Boschman (2-0-2) and Dave Ellett (0-3-3) led the offense in the Jets' 6-2 win in Winnipeg. Pelle Lindbergh made 33 saves in the loss.
November 27, 1985 -- Tim Kerr scored twice and Bob Froese made 14 saves in the Flyers 6-1 win in Philadelphia. Brian Propp (1-1-2) and Derrick Smith scored within 11 seconds in the early third period to give Philly a 5-1 lead. The Flyers held a 37-15 shots advantage including 20-3 in the second period. After Ed Hospodar (1-1-2) scored to make it 6-1, he fought Dale Hawerchuk while Rich Sutter battled Dave Silk on the ensuing faceoff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpIJ2zbDGmM )
December 1, 1985 -- Dan Bouchard's 38 saves helped Winnipeg win 2-1. It was the Jets' fourth straight home win against the Flyers and fifth victory in the last seven meetings. All the scoring came in the middle period. Dave Ellett and Doug Smail (SHG) followed a Mark Howe goal. Derrick Smith's goal was disallowed when the referee ruled roughing minors had been called just prior to the puck entering the net. Dave Brown fought Jim Kyte (2:42 in this clip -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpIJ2zbDGmM ).
February 17, 1986 -- Dave Poulin's SHG nine seconds into the second period swung the momentum and the Flyers scored three times in the middle period en route to an 8-4 victory in Philadelphia. The game was tied 2-2 after one period but the Flyers led 5-2 after two periods. Ron Sutter scored twice within 15 seconds late in the third period to put Philly ahead 7-3. Fourteen Flyers registered a point led by Pelle Eklund's three points. Bob Froese (14 saves, 16 shots) reaggravated a groin injury and was replaced for the third period by Darren Jensen (14 saves, 16 shots). Brian Hayward (18 saves, 23 shots) was removed after the second period and replaced by Daniel Berthiaume (13 saves, 16 shots).
October 19, 1986 -- Ron Hextall made 29 saves and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Murray Craven assisted on both Sinisalo goals. Dale Hawerchuk snapped Hextall's shutout bid with under six minutes left in regulation. Pokey Reddick made 31 saves.
December 14, 1986 --In front of many friends and family members, rookie Ron Hextall made 30 saves and had an assist while Tim Kerr scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 road win. Dave Poulin had three assists and Brad McCrimmon and Peter Zezel also scored. Steve Penney was replaced by Pokey Reddick 12:23 into the first period with the Flyers holding a 3-0 lead. Mike Keenan said "I read the article on his grandmother and I had no choice (to start him). I realized this morning it would be very special for him to play here. I wanted to give him that chance." Local newspapers ran full page stories about Hextall's return to Manitoba.
February 4, 1987 -- Dale Hawerchuk and Dave Ellett each scored twice and Daniel Berthiaume made 23 saves in Winnipeg's 5-3 home win. Ron Hextall made 31 saves and Peter Zezel (2-1-3) had three points. The teams combined for three goals (two by the Flyers) in 39 seconds early in the third period.
December 13, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 39 saves and Murray Craven's 3-on-5 SHG with under six minutes to play gave the Flyers a 4-3 win in Winnipeg. The winning goal came during two infractions to Hextall who was whistled for tripping then 21 seconds later was called for delay of game. The first penalty came 44 seconds after the Jets scored twice in a 39-second span with under ten minutes remaining in the third period. Brian Propp (1-1-2) and Greg Smyth (0-2-2) had two points for the Flyers. Winnipeg held a 42-32 shots advantage including 30-18 over the last two periods. Paul MacLean (2-0-2) had two goals for the Jets.
January 30, 1988 --Mark Laforest made 26 saves and Peter Zezel (1-1-2) snapped a 17-game scoring drought in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Rick Tocchet (1-1-2), whose SHG made it 4-2 in the third period, and Scott Mellanby (1-1-2) also had two points. Philly held a 43-29 shots advantage. Daniel Berthiaume made 39 saves for the Jets.
March 26, 1988 -- Tim Kerr recorded a natural hat trick, his first three goals of this injury-plagued season, and Mark Laforest made 31 saves in a 6-0 win in Philadelphia. Pelle Eklund had three points and Flyers' defensemen had six points. Kerr, out most of the season because of his fifth shoulder operation, played in his fourth game of the season and first since missing the previous six games; he had eight shots on net and recorded his 16th career hat trick. Defenseman Doug Crossman responded with his "best game in three years. I don't know if the benching was a blow to his pride or what. But, that's as ready as I've seen him be for a game in three years and it showed. That's the most active Doug has been all year. He played a major role in the win," said head coach Mike Keenan.
December 18, 1988 -- Rick Tocchet scored twice, including his 100th NHL goal, and Ron Hextall made 24 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 home win. Derrick Smith (1-1-2) and Scott Mellanby (0-2-2) had two points each 5:45 into the game. Dave Poulin, who left the prior game due to heart palpitations, made it 2-0. With Philly up 4-0, Alain Chevrier was replaced by Podey Reddick.
January 21, 1989 -- Tim Kerr had a hat trick (3-0-3) and Ron Hextall made 37 saves and added an assist in the Flyers' 7-3 triumph in Winnipeg. Brian Propp and Mike Bullard scored consecutive PPGs to give Philly a 3-2 lead. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-2 and the PK was 5-for-5. Winnipeg had 9 PIMs, all in the first period. Rick Tocchet scored the tie-breaking goal late in the second period. The Flyers had three third period goals including one by Scott Mellanby at 19:59. Pokey Reddick surrendered 7 goals on 37 shots. Jeff Chychrun-Gord Donnelly fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0W9b_IeIFw ).
March 1, 1989 -- Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored with less than two minutes to play in a 4-4 tie at Winnipeg. Brian Propp (1-2-3) had three points. Frederick Olausson had three assists and Bob Essensa made 40 saves for the Jets. Philly outshot the Jets 44-28. Ron Hextall assisted on Dave Poulin's SHG to start the scoring. The Jets led by a goal on three occasions.
September 28, 1989 -- Pete Peeters and Keith Acton were traded to Winnipeg for future considerations.
October 3, 1989 -- Pete Peeters and Keith Acton were dealt back to Philadelphia for Toronto's 1991 5th round pick. In July 1989, the Flyers traded Shawn Cronin to the Jets for futures but the Flyers canceled the Jets' owing anything in return in order to protect Peeters and Acton in the waiver draft -- something the Jets could do because they had available space while the Flyers did not. In December 1989, the NHL ruled the transaction was against League rules and fined the Flyers and Jets $10,000 each claiming the bylaws stipulated that loaning of players is prohibited. NHL President John Ziegler said that even though there was no evidence to contradict the teams' claimed innocence ''the absence of a legally binding agreement to retrade does not mean there was no loan of the players. All legal niceties aside, the bottom line is that immediately prior to the waiver draft, the players belonged to Philadelphia and immediately after the draft, they belonged to Philadelphia. In the interim, they were protected from the draft. It is clear to me this was a loan of players.''
October 8, 1989 -- Doug Smail (2-1-3) and Tom Draper (30 saves) led the Jets to a 5-3 victory in Winnipeg despite a hat trick for Rick Tocchet (3-0-3). Pete Peeters made his first appearance in his return to the Flyers and made 29 stops. Smail sealed the win with an ENG.
November 18, 1989 --Daniel Berthiaume stopped all 31 shots and Doug Smail scored 1:32 into OT to give Winnipeg a 1-0 win at Philly. The injury-riddled Flyers played without Tim Kerr, Rick Tocchet, Dave Poulin, Derrick Smith, Scott Mellanby, Ron Sutter and Jeff Chychrun. Ken Wregget made 23 saves. Dave McLlwain of Winnipeg was tossed 10 seconds into the second period for a high-sticking major. Brian Dobbin fought Brent Hughes and Craig Berube battled Gord Donnelly ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo91TJcT4g0 )
January 25, 1990 -- Rick Tocchet (4-2-6) had four goals and six points and Ron Sutter scored the GWG with 6:11 to play in the Flyers' 8-6 home win. The victory snapped the Flyers 10-game (0-7-3) winless streak, the franchise's longest since 1971. The teams alternated the first eight goals through two periods and the Jets held a 29-15 shots advantage. In the second period, the Flyers out-scored Winnipeg 2-1 despite being outshot 17-5. Philly outshot Winnipeg 17-8 in the third period and Tocchet completed his hat trick 32 seconds before the Jets' Greg Paslawski made it 6-6. Murray Craven (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) had three points apiece and Ken Wregget made 31 saves. Paul Fenton (2-1-3) led the Jets. The Flyers, won for the second time after trailing 1-0 (2-17-2). Craig Berube fought Paul MacDermid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCt4hEvVNnE ). Sylvester Stallone, filming Rocky V, was in attendance and chants of "Rocky, Rocky..." rang through the Spectrum when the Fyers took a 7-6 lead.
October 13, 1990 -- Kjell Samuelsson (1-1-2) scored the only goal of the third period and Ken Wregget made 22 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Winnipeg led 3-1 after the first period but the Flyers dominated the second period 12-3 in shots and 2-0 in goals. After the game, Wregget, in the option year of his contract, stated that "I feel that I have proven myself. I have tried to sit down with management and nobody has said anything to me. I am not trying to create any waves but I feel that I am looked on as a convenience."
November 6, 1990 -- Third-string goalie Pete Peeters made 25 saves and Rick Tocchet (1-1-2) and Ron Sutter (1-1-2) both had two points in the third period in Philly's 4-2 win at Winnipeg. The Flyers outshot the Jets 16-5 in the third period and scored twice. Derrick Smith and Murray Baron gave Philly a 2-0 lead in the opening 4:12. The Jets had two PPGs and tied the game 2-2 through two periods.
December 16, 1990 -- For the second time in six weeks, the Flyers won 4-2 in Winnipeg. Rick Tocchet scored in the final minute of the second period and assisted on a late third period goal. Stephane Beauregard made 35 saves for the Jets. Ron Hextall picked up the win and made 19 saves, settling down after giving up two first period goals in 40 seconds. The Flyers held a 3-2 lead after two periods with a 31-13 shots advantage.
October 25, 1991 -- Bob Essensa made 34 saves and Ed Olczyk and Danton Cole had second period goals in Winnipeg's 2-0 home win. The Flyers held a 34-19 shots advantage.
November 17, 1991 -- Bob Essensa stopped 31 shots in Winnipeg's 2-1 win at Philly. Fredrik Olausson scored during a game misconduct/high sticking major to Dan Kordic for cutting Troy Murray.
January 23, 1992 -- Stephane Beauregard stopped 24 Philly shots for his first NHL shutout and Phil Housley banked a shot off Ron Hextall from behind the net with 3:55 to play in the third period in Winnipeg's 1-0 road win. Andrei Lomakin broke a thumb and missed the next 16 games. Dave Brown fought Mike Hartman in the first period and a lengthier battle with Shawn Cronin in the second period.
October 1, 1992 -- Stephane Beauregard was traded to Philadelphia by Winnipeg for future considerations which turned out to be a 1993 3rd Rounder & 1994 5th Rounder.
October 18, 1992 -- Doug Evans (2-0-2) snapped a tie with 1:20 to play, 16 seconds after Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) evened the score, giving Philly a 5-4 home win. Brian Benning (1-1-2) also had two points and Dominic Roussel made 18 saves. Winnipeg blew leads of 1-0, 3-1 and 4-3. There were six goals scored in the second period including four (two aside) in the final five minutes. The Jets led 4-3, despite being out 23-12, after two periods. Bob Essensa made 31 saves for Winnipeg.
April 6, 1993 -- Brent Fedyk snapped a tie with 3:14 remaining then Pelle Eklund added a splendid goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geJjygR2eC0 ) in the Flyers' 4-2 win at Winnipeg. However, Fedyk broke his toe and missed the remaining five games of the season. Former Jet Shawn Cronin and Eric Lindros (1-1-2) scored earlier goals. Teemu Selanne tied the score earlier in the third, his 74th goal of the season. Dominic Roussel (11 saves, 12 shots) left the game with a pulled left thigh muscle and was replaced by Tommy Soderstrom (14 saves, 15 shots).
June 11, 1993 -- Stephane Beauregard was traded to Winnipeg by Philadelphia for future considerations which turned out to be a 1993 3rd Rounder (Milos Holan) & 1994 5th Rounder (Fredric Deschene), in essence reversing a trade made in October 1992 made three days before the NHL waiver draft. The teams made a similar trade in February but the NHL negated that transaction saying that teams can't make such deals when a player was acquired within four days of the Waiver Draft.
October 23, 1993 -- Keith Tkachuk (3-0-3), Teemu Selanne (2-3-5) and Alexei Zhamnov (1-4-5) led Winnipeg to a 9-6 win in Philadelphia. Thomas Steen (1-2-3) and Teppo Numminen(0-3-3) also had three points. Winnipeg led 3-0 at the 6:47 mark but the Flyers rallied for the next four goals including two straight by Mikael Renberg (2-1-3) which put Philly ahead 4-3. The game was tied 5-5 after two periods. The Jets scored twice in 20 seconds in the opening 1:17 of the third period and in between the goals Greg Hawgood and Nelson Emerson fought when Winnipeg pulled ahead 6-5. Mark Recchi (1-2-3) got Philly to within 7-6. Tkachuk's PPG completed the hat trick and the Jets an 8-6 lead. Eleven players had multiple point games, including seven Jets. Stephane Beauregard (7 saves, 10 shots) was replaced by Bob Essensa (18 saves, 21 shots) when the Flyers evened the game 3-3. Tommy Soderstrom gave up nine goals on 32 shots.
April 4, 1994 -- The Flyers' Kevin Dineen scored with 1:25 to play in the third period of a 2-2 tie at Winnipeg. Tim Cheveldae made 36 saves for the Jets. Keith Tkachuk scored twice in the second period within a span of 3:09. Philly outshot the Jets 17-6 in the third period and OT combined. Igor Ulanov was slapped with a 5-minute boarding major for injuring Eric Lindros, who missed the rest of the season (four games). That illegal hit led to a fight between Jason Bowen and Stephane Quintal but Tkaczuk tied the game 1-1 during the Flyers' man-power advantage. Tkaczuk's second goal came on an assist by Ulanov 95 seconds after the major expired.
February 27, 1996 --The Flyers traded third-string goalie Dominic Roussel to Winnipeg for Tim Cheveldae and Winnipeg's 3rd round choice (Chester Gallant) in the 1996 Entry Draft. Cheveldae immediately accepted a spot on the Hershey (AHL) roster.
March 16, 1996 -- Ron Hextall made 17 saves and recorded his 12th career shutout in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. John LeClair scored the GWG which led to an irate Nikolai Khababulin (40 saves) who claimed he had the puck frozen. Shjon Podein (1-1-2), Pat Falloon (1-1-2, +3) and Rod Brind'Amour (0-2-2) had two points each. Dale Hawerchuk made his Flyers' debut. Philly outshot the Jets 43-17.
March 22, 1996 -- Craig Janney had four (2-2-4) points, including two third period goals, and ex-Flyers' goalie Dominic Roussel made 25 saves in Winnpeg's 4-1 home win. Janney played in his second game with Winnipeg after being acquired in a trade. Keith Tkachuk, who beat Petr Svoboda in a fight, had four points (1-3-4) while Dallas Drake (1-2-3) had three. The trio combined for 11 of the Jets' 12 points. The last Flyers' player to score against the Winnipeg Jets was Dan Quinn who gave Philly a 1-0 lead. The Flyers entered the game 20 points better in the standings (83-63).
October 18, 1996 -- In the first meeting since the Winnipeg Jets relocated to Arizona, Scott Daniels scored twice (finished with eight in his career) and Ron Hextall made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Phoenix's America West Arena (the Coyotes' home until December 2003). Former Flyer Jeff Finley scored with 1:56 remaining to break Hextall's shutout bid. Dan Kordic fought Kris King.
January 28, 1997 -- The Flyers outshot Phoenix 55-18 and Shjon Podein (2-0-2) scored twice in a span of 4:10 to lead Philly to a 4-1 home victory. Podein's goals came in the latter half of the second period. Philly stretched the lead to 3-0 in the third period on Janne Niinimaa's PPG. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) had two points in the third period. The Flyers held a 44-11 shots advantage over the last two periods. Nikolai Khababulin suffered the loss despite making 51 saves. Fifteen Flyers had multiple shots on goal. Bob Corkum spoiled Garth Snow's shutout bid with 3:56 remaining.
October 5, 1997 -- Nikolai Khabibulin made 27 saves and Dallas Drake scored with 10:31 remaining in regulation in an eventual 2-1 Coyotes' win in Philly. Drake and Craig Janney each had a goal and an assist. Garth Snow stopped 22 of 24 shots. Phoenix was 0-for-6 on the PP while Philadelphia was 0-for-9. Top line winger Dainius Zubrus suffered a hand injury and missed seven of the next nine games.
February 5, 1998 -- John LeClair (2-1-3) and Rod Brind'Amour (2-0-2) scored twice in the Flyers' 6-2 win at Phoenix. Eric Lindros and Alexandre Daigle also had three point games. Garth Snow made 18 saves. Scott Langkow, making just his second NHL start, made 19 saves for the Coyotes.
January 28, 1999 -- John LeClair (2-1-3) and JVB (23 saves) led the Flyers to a 4-2 home win. Eric Lindros and Keith Jones both had two points. Rick Tocchet scored for the Coyotes. Philadelphia was 13-1-6 in the last 20 contests. The win was the 402nd for Flyers coach Roger Nielson, tying him with Punch Imlach for 10th on the all-time list.
February 16, 1999 -- John LeClair (2-2-4) and JVB (32 saves) led the Flyers to a 4-1 road win. Keith Jones had three assists. The Flyers had 41 shots to the Coyotes' 33. Eric Lindros extended his NHL season-high points streak to 17 games, a streak that was one off the team's all-time mark (he tied it the next game and that is where it ended). The Coyotes appeared to even the game late in the first period on Jeremy Roenick's goal but replays clearly showed Daniel Briere's skate was in the crease. "It could've been a different game, that was a big break at that point," Vanbiesbrouck said. "It took a bit of the life out of them. Everybody was going to think they were tied, but when it doesn't happen, you have a tendency to let down. We took advantage of that, especially in the second period."
December 16, 1999 -- John LeClair (1-2-3) tied the game and assisted on Mark Recchi's (1-2-3) GWG in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Phoenix led 3-2 with under three minutes left in the third period. The Flyers outshot the Coyotes 38-17.
March 8, 2000 -- Rick Tocchet was sent to Philadelphia for Mikael Renberg. Said Tocchet "I get to finish my career in a city where I had a lot of success and a lot of fun. It is a world-class organization."
March 13, 2000 -- Keith Primeau (2-1-3) scored twice during the third period and JVB made 20 saves in Philly's 4-1 win at Phoenix. The Flyers killed six of seven penalties. Eric Lindros was scratched from the lineup as he complained of headaches, suffered the prior game in Colorado, while attempting to dress for this nationally television contest; Lindros missed the last 14 games of the regular season and a total of 72 days until Game 6 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals.
October 14, 2000 -- The Coyotes scored five special teams' goals en route to a 6-3 home victory. Phoenix went 3-for-6 on the PP and added two SHGs. Sean Burke (33 saves) and Keith Tkaczuk (2-0-2) led the Coyotes. Chris Therien missed the next eight games after suffering a strained back; Therien suffered a herniated disk during the preseason. John LeClair and mark Recchi did not dress for this game.
November 26, 2000 -- The Coyotes were led by Sean Burke's 35 saves and Landon Wilson's third period goal in a 2-1 victory in Philadelphia. Ossi Vaananen gave the Coyotes a 1-0 first period lead. Even though the Flyers outshot Phoenix 15-3 in the middle eriod, the score remained 1-0 until Jody Hull evened the score in the third period. The Flyers wrent 0-for-4 on the PP and recorded zero PIMs for the second time in franchise history. Roman Cechmanek made 21 saves in the loss. John LeClair returned to the lineup after missing the previous 20 games due to surgery to repair a herniated disk; he received a loud ovation when he took the ice 1:22 into the first period. Jody Hull said of Burke's performance (including previous to that Garth Snow) "The old Flyer goaltenders are coming back to haunt us a bit. We are doing a lot of good things, but the puck is just not going in."
July 1, 2001 -- Jeremy Roenick, an UFA, signed a reported 5-year, $37.5 million dollar contract with the Flyers. Phoenix received a 2002 compensatory second-round pick from the NHL for losing the Group III free agent and selected David LeNeveu with the 46th pick. The Coyotes had given the Flyers, Detroit and Dallas permission to talk to Roenick prior to the start of free agency.
July 2, 2001 -- Daymond Langkow, a RFA, was traded by Philadelphia for Phoenix's 2nd round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay then San Jose who selected Dan Spang) in the 2002 Entry Draft and Phoenix's 1st round choice (Jeff Carter) in the 2003 Entry Draft. The Flyers chose this option rather than St. Louis' (which Phoenix owned) first round pick in 2002 and the Coyotes' second pick in 2003.
December 28, 2001 -- Sean Burke made 33 saves and Daniel Briere scored twice in the Coyotes' 4-2 home win. Michal Handzus and Briere gave Phoenix a 2-0 lead 2:53 into the game. Mark Recchi (2-0-2), who scored two PPGs, Dan McGillis (0-2-2) and Jeremy Roenick (0-2-2) had all six Flyers' points. Brian Boucher (9 saves, 13 shots) was replaced by Roman Cechmanek (8 saves, 8 shots) after Phoenix took a 4-1 lead. Roenick was cheered by the Coyotes' fans some of whom brought complimentary signs to the game. Ref Rob Shick was injured after colliding with Danny Markow and suffered a concussion.
June 12, 2002 -- Michal Handzus and Robert Esche were traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix for Brian Boucher and Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Joe Callahan) in the 2002 Entry Draft.
October 31, 2002 --In a battle of goalies traded for each other in the off-season, Robert Esche beat Brian Boucher and the Flyers earned a 6-2 home win on Halloween night. Michal Handzus, also acquired in the same deal, had two points in a span of 2:05 in the second period, including the eventual GWG. Ossi Vaananen picked up a minor 1:15 into the game accompanied by an unsportsmanlike minor to Landon Wilson (verbal abuse) and Eric Desjardins capitalized with a PPG on the full 5-on-3. The Flyers had five PPs in the first period including two 5-on-3s. Branko Radivojevic and Shane Doan gave Phoenix a 2-1 lead in the second period. Then came the game's turning point: Kim Johnsson (1-2-3) tied it 2-2 and Darcy Hordichuk was ejected for making contact with ref Mark Faucette (Hordichuk was suspended ten games by the NHL and didn't return until November 27). Just over 2:05 later, Handzus made it 3-2. Philly out-scored Phoenix 3-0 in the third period. In the third period, Mark Recchi and Vaananen had a quick fight. Later, Donald Brashear fought Andrei Nazarov ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di1CTyCoSIw ). The Flyers scored the last five goals of the game and improved to 7-1-2 in their first 10 games under Ken Hitchcock. Philly held a 35-20 shots advantage. During the pre-game skate, Jeremy Roenick (a goal and an assist in this game) skated wearing a blond wig, blacked-out front teeth, long black Cooperalls and a No. 16 Bobby Clarke Flyers' sweater.
December 19, 2002 -- Paul Ranheim was traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia for a 2004 conditional draft pick. Ranheim, when asked his lack of scoring factored in his trade, said "I started off playing very well and got a lot of scoring chances, and I didn't put any of them away. Had a few of them gone in, this might have been a different story."
December 28, 2002 -- The Coyotes' Sean Burke made 23 saves for his 32nd career shutout and Phoenix scored four goals via special teams in a 4-0 home victory. Burke returned to action after missing the previous 29 games with a sprained ankle. Daymond Langkow, Daniel Briere and Tony Amonte each had a goal and an assist. The Coyotes went 3-for-7 on the PP and added a SHG. Danny Markov of Phoenix broke his left forearm in the first period. Two days later, Markov had three pins and a plate inserted in the forearm. Of the 19 individuals who played for Phoenix, eight at one time played for the Flyers in the NHL careers.
March 10, 2003 -- Tony Amonte was traded to Philadelphia by Phoenix for Guillaume Lefebvre, Atlanta's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Phoenix selected Tyler Redenbach) in the 2003 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Brandon Dubinsky) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
October 18, 2003 -- The line of Mark Recchi (2-1-3), Jeremy Roenick (1-2-3) and Tony Amonte (0-2-2) had eight points in the Flyers' 5-4 win in America West Arena, the final time the teams met in the facility. Philadelphia went 3-for-10 on the PP. Jeff Hackett was finally scored upon after starting his Flyers' career with consecutive shutouts (against Buffalo and San Jose). Among the Flyers leads were five different one-goal advantages. Kim Johnsson played over 27 minutes and had a game-high seven shots. Roenick also won 15 of 21 faceoffs.
December 5, 2003 -- Robert Esche made 18 saves and Jim Vandermeer, Tony Amonte and John LeClair scored in the Flyers' 3-2 home win. The Flyers were 12-0-2 at home to start this season. Branko Radivojevic and Andrei Nazarov scored for Phoenix and Sean Burke made 28 saves.
February 9, 2004 -- Sean Burke, Branko Radivojevic and Ben Eager were sent to Philadelphia for Mike Comrie who had played in just 21 games for the Flyers. Goalie Burke was acquired to replace Jeff Hackett who retired due to vertigo and due to a knee injury to Robert Esche.
July 30, 2005 -- The Flyers received a 2005 4th Rounder (Jeremy Duchesne) and a 2006 2nd Rounder (Andreas Nodl) in exchange for a 2005 2nd Rounder (Pier-Oliver Pelletier).
December 28, 2005 -- Eric Chouinard was sent to the Coyotes for Kiel McLeod.
January 20, 2006 -- Petr Nedved and Phoenix's 4th round choice (Joonas Lehtivuori) in 2006 Entry Draft were dealt to the Flyers for Dennis Seidenberg and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Tomas Marcinko) in 2006 Entry Draft.
March 9, 2006 -- Denis Gauthier was sent to the Flyers for Josh Gratton, Florida's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Cory Emerton) in the 2006 Entry Draft and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Detroit - Detroit selected Shawn Matthias) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
March 12, 2007 -- Mikael Tellqvist made 24 saves and Phoenix won 4-0 in the first meeting between these squads in Glendale, AZ. In his previous effort, Tellqvist surrendered five goals in the first period to Chicago. He became the first goaltender in the NHL's modern era (since the red line was introduced in the 1943-44 season) to record a shutout the game after allowing five or more goals in the first period and being pulled from the game at that point. Niko Kapanen had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcps3A1uKqM
December 18, 2007 -- Peter Mueller scored the only goal of the third period in the Coyotes' 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Phoenix was scoreless until the 17:07 mark of the second period and trailed 2-0. Fredrik Sjostrom's SHG in the last minute of the second period evened the game 2-2. Ilya Bryzgalov made 26 saves for the victory. Phoenix outshot Philly 42-28. Martin Biron made 39 saves in the loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUsycAl_pE8
November 22, 2008 -- Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were the difference in the Flyers' 4-3 OT home win. After the Flyers killed a late third period penalty to Richards, called with 50 seconds left and which carried over into OT, Carter stole and fed the puck to the Captain who then blasted a shot past Mikael Tellqvist for the GWG. Carter tied the game with a 1:07 remaining in regulation on a perfect feed from Richards. Carter, Richards and Simon Gagne each had two points. Martin Biron made 25 saves for the win. Ex-Flyer Todd Fedoruk put Phoenix on top 3-2 with a fluky goal late in the third period. The Flyers held a 34-28 shots edge. Highlights --
March 4, 2009 -- Dan Carcillo was traded to Philadelphia for Scottie Upshall and the Flyers' 2nd round choice (Lucas Lessio) in the 2011 Entry Draft.
November 21, 2009 -- Keith Yandle's PPG snapped a 1-1 tie with 9:41 remaining in an eventual 3-1 home win for Phoenix. Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves and the Coyotes went 2-for-5 on PPs. The winning goal was questioned by multiple Flyers who felt the play was offside as many players said one linesman was raising his arm to call offsides while the other waved off the violation. "We all thought it was offsides and the players reacted to it. But we still have to kill off the power play," said Flyers' head coach John Stevens. "I guess the other guys, the other team, thought it maybe was an offside," Matthew Lombardi said. Blair Betts suffered a severe shoulder injury and missed action until December 17. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNkTyye5wCk
February 22, 2011 -- Shane Doan scored a PPG 2:41 into OT and Ilya Bryzgalov made 37 saves in Phoenix's 3-2 win at Philly. The Flyers led 1-0 through two periods but Eric Belanger and Taylor Pyatt gave the Coyotes a 2-1 advantage before Claude Giroux tied the score with 1:13 to play in regulation. Jody Shelley needed 60 stitches to close three cuts in his forehead after a fight with Nolan Yonkman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcAUKvRu-6w ). Scottie Upshall was suspended two games for a late hit which resulted in a labral tear of the shoulder to Oskars Bartulis ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LMqknpgR60 ). Bartulis was playing in his first game since January 11 but missed the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.
June 7, 2011 -- Impending free agent Ilya Bryzgalov was traded by Phoenix for minor-leaguer Matt Clackson, a 2012 third-round draft pick and a conditional pick (Harrison Ruopp) which was later specified as Pittsburgh's 2011 third-round draft pick acquired in 2010 as part of discussions involving UFA Dan Hamhuis.
November 17, 2011 -- Matt Read's goal with 18.6 seconds left in regulation gave the Flyers a 2-1 home win. Ilya Brzygalov made 30 saves in his first game against his former team. James van Riemsdyk snapped a scoreless tie 12:37 into the second period. Mike Smith made 40 saves in the loss. Mikkel Boedker evened the game early in the third period. The Flyers held a 42-31 shots advantage including 30-15 over the last two periods.
I highly doubt that. Phoenix has started out with a record similar to ours, and is a pretty solid group (at least as long as Mike Smith continues to play like a #1). Sure, they might lack a bit of star power, but they've got four solid lines and their team d is most of the times very impressive.