IR (Feb. 10); has skated; eligible to return this weekend
upper body, reported as a fractured finger
IR (Jan. 25); could return in 1-to-2 weeks from Feb. 21; has skated
sprained left shoulder
IR (Jan. 13); not expected to play this season
out for 6 weeks from Feb. 21
torn rib cage muscles
to be re-evaluated
took shot off foot while w/Phantoms (Feb. 22)
IR (Feb. 12)
hip; will have surgery
JETS' POSSIBLE LINEUP Lines
Ondrej Pavelec (likely starter)
JETS' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
recalled February 22
cut to his right femoral artery and vein; leg surgery
JETS' ROSTER Forwards
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
18 Feb 1980
21 Oct 1991
5 Dec 1978
2 Aug 1991
Vancouver, BC, CAN
12 Dec 1985
Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
12 Nov 1987
Edmonton, AB, CAN
3 Jul 1980
18 Apr 1989
North York, ON, CAN
9 Dec 1982
Lapeer, MI, USA
10 Feb 1989
Philadelphia, PA, USA
3 Jun 1983
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
16 May 1983
Windsor, ON, CAN
31 Aug 1986
Robbinsdale, MN, USA
24 Mar 1990
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
15 Jul 1990
Massena, NY, USA
27 Mar 1985
Minneapolis, MN, USA
14 Apr 1985
Gloucester, ON, CAN
5 Nov 1984
24 Mar 1981
Bolton, CT, USA
6 Dec 1991
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
22 Feb 1989
Red Deer, AB, CAN
26 Jul 1988
Traverse City, MI, USA
27 Apr 1984
Rochester, MN, USA
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
13 Feb 1985
Chicago, IL, USA
20 Nov 1990
Toronto, ON, CAN
31 Aug 1987
FLYERS vs. JETS SERIES HISTORY
Regular Season Record
Regular Season Streaks (unless noted)
2-0-0 in the last 2
1-4-2 in the last 7
3-3-1 in the last 7
October 15, 1999 -- Jody Hull was dealt to Philadelphia in a cash transaction. Hull was selected by Atlanta from the Flyers in the expansion draft but did not make the Thrashers' roster and was assigned to Orlando.
December 23, 1999 -- The Flyers blew two 3-goal leads and finished in a 4-4 tie at home in the first meeting between the franchises. Mikael Andersson scored 1:54 into the game then Mikael Renberg made it 2-0 at the 3:40 mark. Atlanta pulled Norm Maracle for Scott Fankhouser who made 36 stops on 38 shots in his NHL debut. Atlanta scored three times in the second period. Nelson Emerson scored the only goal in the third period. Kelly Buchberger had a game-high three points. Philly outshot Atlanta 42-29 including 5-0 in overtime with the best chance being Eric Desjardins' breakaway attempt that hit the post.
January 14, 2000 -- Norm Maracle made 26 saves and Dean Sylvester scored 2:57 into the third period in Atlanta's 1-0 home win, the first time the teams met in Philips Arena. Eric Lindros was elbowed in the head by Darryl Shannon and suffered a Grade 2 concussion, his third concussion, which sidelined him the next four games. Lindros was also nursing a hand injury suffered four weeks prior to this game and which affected his play. The Flyers entered the night with a 7-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1). The Thrashers sold standing-room seats for the first time and had a paid crowd of 18,571.
April 4, 2000 -- Brian Boucher made 22 saves and the Flyers never trailed after Valeri Zelepukin (1-1-2) scored 1:50 into the game en route to a 5-3 win at Atlanta. Andy Delmore (1-1-2), Craig Berube (1-1-2) and Daymond Langkow also had two points. Simon Gagne's breakaway goal, his 20th of the season, with 1:35 to play sealed the win. Gagne became the first Flyers' rookie to reach 20 goals since Mikael Renberg in 1993-94.
April 6, 2000 -- John Vanbiesbrouck made 20 stops in Philly's 3-1 home win. Daymond Langkow scored the GWG midway through the second period. Atlanta was held to two shots in the first period and nine through 40 minutes. Mark Recchi, who picked up his 61st and 62nd assists of the season (he led the League that season with 63), was awarded the Bobby Clarke Trophy representative of team MVP prior to the game.
November 17, 2000 Dan McGillis' blast with 61 seconds left in OT gave Philly a 3-2 win in Atlanta. McGillis said "He (Roman Cechmanek) told us we could beat him (Milan Hnilicka) with the long shot. He gave me his weaknesses." Cechmanek made 25 saves and Mark Recchi (1-2-3) factored in each goal. Recchi's goal was a short-handed breakaway. Donald Audette tied the score with 1:00 left in regulation. Todd Fedoruk received a 12-stitch cut near his left eye after a scrap with Jeff Odgers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMvTaPBsUL0
January 5, 2001 -- The Flyers set a team-record for quickest 3-0 lead, at the 2:19 mark, which led to an Atlanta goalie switch from Damian Rhodes (0 saves, 3 shots) to Milan Hnilicka (18 saves, 20 shots), and held on for a 6-4 road win. The lead increased to 5-0 in the second period and was 5-1 through two periods. The Thrashers got within 5-4 with 6:51 left in the third period. Mark Recchi (1-3-4), Ruslan Fedotenko (1-2-3) and Keith Primeau (2-0-2) led the offense and Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves for the Flyers. Donald Audette (1-2-3) and Ray Ferraro (0-3-3) led Atlanta. Each team was assessed 38 PIMs. Daymond Langkow and Denny Lambert were involved in a scrum ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvFuCza3ak ). Todd Fedoruk fought Jeff Odgers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUj-Gzk74X4 ) and Steve Staois ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRdcvpLgSiA ) in the second period.
January 6, 2001 -- Keith Primeau scored his 200th N.H.L. goal with 7:36 left in the third period to give the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Philly. Steve Staois and Denny Lambert gave the Thrashers a 2-0 lead. Simon Gagne got the Flyers on the board with 8:19 left in the second period. Damian Rhodes made 35 saves for Atlanta. Philly held a 39-20 shot advantage but Atlanta lead 2-1 through two periods despite being outshot 19-7.
February 17, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves and the Flyers had four third period goals in a 5-1 home win. Simon Gagne (2-1-3), Chris Therien (1-1-2), Mark Recchi (1-1-2) and Rick Tocchet (0-2-2) led the offense. The game was scoreless until Gagne scored with under six to play in the second period. The Flyers killed eight of nine Atlanta PPs.
October 16, 2001 -- John LeClair's (2-0-2) second goal came with 3:15 left in regulation and the teams played to a 3-3 OT tie at Atlanta. Damian Rhodes was chosen top star with 34 saves. Roman Cechmanek made 28 saves for Philly. Atlanta had three one-goal leads. Ilya Kovalchuk snapped s scoreless tie with 1:22 left in the second period. Five of the six goals came in the third period.
December 10, 2001 -- Jeremy Roenick scored a PPG with 10 minutes left in the third period and Keith Primeau added an insurance goal in Philly's 3-1 win at Atlanta. Simon Gagne (1-1-2) and Roenick (1-1-2) each had two points. Roman Cechmanek made 14 saves. The Flyers outshot Atlanta 29-15. Eric Desjardins suffered a broken thumb and did not return until January 8 against the Thrashers.
January 8, 2002 -- Jiri Dopita (4-1-5) tied a team-record with four goals in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Dopita, whose last three goals formed a natural hat trick, had just four shots on goal. Dopita scored twice against both Milan Hnilicka (8 saves, 12 shots) and Damian Rhodes (19 saves, 22 shots). Justin Williams (1-2-3), John LeClair (1-2-3) and Eric Weinrich (0-2-2, +5) also contributed to the win. Brian Boucher made 22 saves. Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice.
January 17, 2002 -- The Flyers out-scored Atlanta 4-0 in the third period en route to a 6-3 victory in Philly. Justin Williams and John LeClair scored within 32 second in the first 2:02 of the third period which gave Philly a 4-3 lead. Mark Recchi, Williams and LeClair each had a goal and an assist. Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 8 seconds left in the first period then Yannick Tremblay made it 2-0 in the opening minute of the second period. Recchi and Chris Therien scored but Jeff Odgers gave Atlanta a 3-2 lead through two periods. Philly held a 27-22 shots advantage including 23-11 over the last two periods. Roman Cechmanek made 19 saves. Dan McGillis had ten hits. The Flyers finished the night as the top team in the Eastern Conference with 62 points while the Thrashers owned the worst record in the NHL with 31 points.
December 18, 2002 -- Robert Esche stopped 23 of 24 shots including a brilliant 15-for-15 in the third period and the Flyers scored in each period of a 3-1 win in Atlanta. In the first period, the Flyers held a 13-3 shot advantage yet the score was tied 1-1. Justin Williams (1-1-2) had two points. Mark Recchi scored the GWG in the second period. Donald Brashear added the insurance tally in the third. Brashear said of his goal "I just saw an opportunity to go around the defenseman, the puck got through him and I just dove. Anytime I make a move like that it surprises me. I always know what I want to do ... I just don't always succeed.'' In the last period, Atlanta held a 15-2 shot advantage but the Flyers got the only goal. Eric Desjardins became the 185th NHL player to appear in 1,000 regular season games.
January 5, 2003 -- Mark Recchi (2-0-2) scored with 5:31 to play and the Flyers extended their unbeaten streak against Atlanta to 12 games (10-0-2) with a 5-4 road win. Recchi's goal 11:11 into the third period gave the Flyers a 4-3 lead. Dennis Seidenberg (1-2-3) and Radovan Somik scored 18 seconds apart late in the second period, with Michael Handzus (0-2-2) assisting on both, to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Philly outshot the Thrashers 40-22.
January 13, 2003 -- Dany Heatley registered his first NHL hat trick, Marc Savard added (1-2-3) three points and Atlanta snapped the Flyers 6-game win streak with a 7-4 victory in Philadelphia. The Thrashers also ended a 12-game winless skid (0-10-2) in this series. Four goalies surrendered goals. Atlanta goaltender Byron Dafoe left the game with a groin injury with 2:55 left in the second period after stopping 24 of 27 shots and Pasi Nurminen gave up one goal on 15 shots; the duo stopped 20 of 21 shots in the second period. Philadelphia goaltender Robert Esche was replaced by Roman Cechmanek with 5:33 left in the period after allowing three goals on five shots.
March 24, 2003 -- Michal Handzus had two goals, including the GWG with 24 seconds left in the second period, in Philly's 6-2 home win. Tony Amonte (1-1-2), Handzus and Kim Johnsson scored in a span of 1:36 to give Philly a 6-2 lead early in the third period. Donald Brashear (0-2-2) was named the game's third star as he assisted on the tying and insurance goals. Robert Esche made 16 saves. The Flyers doubled Atlanta 36-18 in shots. Milan Hnilicka stopped 30 shots for Atlanta.
November 15, 2003 -- Jeff Hackett made 24 saves and recorded the 26th shutout of his career and Sami Kapanen (1-1-2) snapped a scoreless tie 1:14 into the third period to lead the Flyers to a 4-0 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers scored four third period goals off Byron Dafoe who made 31 saves.
December 21, 2003 -- Ronald Petrovicky scored twice and Byron Dafoe made 25 saves in Atlanta's 4-1 home win. Jim Vandermeer, on his fifth callup from the AHL that season, was a -4 and demoted after the next game. Vandermeer beat Petrovicky in fight during the first period.
February 5, 2004 -- Antero Niittymaki had 20 saves in the second start of his NHL career in the Flyers' 5-1 win in Atlanta. The Flyers scored four times in the second period including goals by Mark Recchi (1-1-2) and Sami Kapanen 32 seconds apart. Atlanta's lone goal was by Serge Aubin with seven seconds left in the opening period. Francis Lessard and Todd Fedoruk clashed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cU4Bp_aZjw
February 21, 2004 -- Simon Gagne's successful penalty shot with 1:01 remaining in the third period lifted the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Gagne was awarded a penalty shot after Andy Sutton shot a loose stick on the ice toward him. Alexei Zhamnov, playing his first game with the Flyers, waited for the officials to review the play thinking he could take the shot; however, Gagne was required to take it because the loose stick came at him. Joni Pitkanen (2-1-3) had three points and Sean Burke made 32 saves. The Flyers went 4-for-5 on PPs. Ronald Petrovicky was given a five-minute major midway through the first period for charging Mattias Timander into the boards and the Flyers scored three times, the third time in team history the team has scored three goals on the same five-minute power play. The three goals, including two by Pitkanen (he assisted on the other), came in a span of 2:42. Atlanta tied the game with three goals in the second period and then after Philly made it 4-3, the Thrashers tied the score at 4-4. Ilya Kovalchuk (1-2-3) had his 100th NHL goal and Marc Savard (0-3-3) had three assists. Kovalchuk received a gross misconduct penalty after the game for cursing the officials and breaking his stick. Pasi Nurminen made 27 saves. The Flyers were without six regulars including Keith Primeau, Jeremy Roenick and Eric Desjardins. After the game, Sutton said of the ref's decision to award a penalty shot "It was the right call. It's unfortunate it cost us the game." Atlanta head coach Bob Hartley told Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcock "Keep this one wrapped in Christmas paper. Wrap it in Christmas paper!" to which Hitchcock replied "I'll send you a card, I'll send you a kiss (Hershey, AHL reference)." Gagne's' GWG (1:35-1:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKDbfX2w4KU ).
November 5, 2005 -- Simon Gagne had his second career hat trick and an assist in a 4-3 home win. The Flyers' reached the 25,000,000 mark for home attendance. Gagne (3-1-4), Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Mike Knuble (0-2-2) totalled nine points in the game. Forsberg had 12 points in his last four games. Robert Esche made 28 saves. Philly had four goals on 18 shots against Mike Dunham. The Thrashers' Steve Shields suffered a knee injury during warmups and his NHL playing career would be over by the end of the month after a recurrence.
November 18, 2005 -- Greg de Vries scored on a breakaway 3:05 into OT lifting Atlanta to a 6-5 win at Philadelphia. The Thrashers scored two PPGs in the final 1:50 of regulation on goals by Peter Bondra and Patrick Stefan, the former coming on a 6-on-3 man advantage and the latter coming with seven seconds to play. Prior to the tying goal, a possible penalty was not called as Simon Gagne attempted to score into the empty net. Afterwards, Gagne said "I had a great chance to score a goal and maybe put the game away. I had a couple of sticks in my skate, and I'm pretty sure I got held." Ilya Kovalchuk (2-3-5) scored two PPGs in the first period with Donald Brashear in the box both times. Kovalchuk took nine shots, six in the opening period. Atlanta led 3-1 after the opening period and held a 17-8 shots advantage. The Flyers out-scored the Thrashers 4-0 in the second period and held a 16-7 shots advanatge. Gagne had 10 shots including seven in the second period. Kovalchuk was issued a double minor with just under eight minutes left but the Flyers failed to score. Earlier in the third period, R.J. Umberger was stopped on a penalty shot. Atlanta went 4-for-10 on the PP, while the Flyers were 2-for-6. Michael Garnett made 31 saves for the win. Robert Esche made 30 saves in the loss and said later "There are so many screw-ups out there. I don't know what is going on. No clue. The only way to truly kill a penalty is not to get in the box. We keep shooting ourselves in the foot." Branko Radivojevic (2-1-3) scored twice but was in the box for Atlanta's fourth goal. Derian Hatcher was also assessed a hooking minor late in regulation which led to the tying goal but he said later "By no means did I hook him. My stick was on the ice. He lost the puck. He stopped."
December 28, 2005 -- Sami Kapanen (1-1-2) scored off a feed from Michal Handzus (0-2-2) just 13 seconds into OT to give the Flyers a 4-3 win in Atlanta. Thrashers' goalie Michael Garnett, who entered the game with consecutive shutouts, said afterwards "(It was) just an amazing play that I don't think anyone could have stopped." Simon Gagne ended the streak less than three minutes into the game. Branko Radivojevic tied the game in the second period. Garnett and Antero Niittymaki both made 28 saves. Mike Richards had a crushing check on Ronald Petrovicky and later said "He would have hit me. I might as well hit him."
March 18, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves, the Flyers' PK was 8-for-9 and Joni Pitkanen (0-3-3) had three assists in Philly's 4-2 win in Atlanta. The Flyers never trailed. Jeff Carter scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Niko Dimitrakos added an insurance goal in the third period. Atlanta center Serge Aubin needed help leaving the ice after suffering a sprained right knee midway through the opening period and missed action until April 1.
October 26, 2006 -- John Stevens earned his first win as an NHL head coach in Philly's 3-2 shootout win at home. The Flyers won the shootout 2-1 with goals by Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg. Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves and stopped two of the three SO attempts including the last two tries by Marian Hossa and Ilya Kovalchuk. The Thrashers switched to goalie Kari Lehtonen for the shootout after Johan Hedberg made 29 stops through 65 minutes. Forsberg also scored in regulation. Bobby Holik tied the game 2-2 with a third period goal.
January 28, 2007 -- Jeff Carter scored twice, including the GWG with 1:02 remaining, and Antero Niittymaki's personal 15-game winless streak (0-13-2) ended as he stopped 37 shots in Philly's 2-1 win at Atlanta. Peter Forsberg said "We sat back and let Niittymaki win it for us." The Flyers went 1-for-2 on the PP. Atlanta failed on all 6 PPs including a 5-on-3 for nearly two minutes. The Flyers halted a nine-game losing streak. Gary Bettman was in attendance and unveiled the NHL All-Star game logo for the following season. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVrITslEzfw
February 3, 2007 -- Antero Niittymaki, who replaced the injured Robert Esche, made 32 saves on 33 shots in Philly's 5-2 road win. Esche (4 saves, 5 shots) suffered a neck injury 6:59 into the game. The Flyers out-scored Atlanta 4-0 in the third period. Mike York scored the eventual GWG after a review determined his stick was not above the crossbar. Jeff Carter's breakaway SHG with 5:58 remaining made it 4-2. Dimitry Afanasenkov (1-1-2) had two points. Atlanta held a 38-24 shots advantage. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUpbQBnsx1U
February 24, 2007 -- Braydon Coburn was acquired from Atlanta for Alexei Zhitnik. Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren said of Coburn "He's got tremendous size; he skates well and moves the puck well. He won't be a high point scorer, but one of those middle-of-the-road guys. For a big man, he really moves well. He's a guy we liked a long time who never found his niche in Atlanta, which has an older group of defensemen." Zhitnik said of the Flyers "I liked being here, and I appreciated that the organization was very good to me."
March 15, 2007 -- Stefan Ruzicka (1-2-3) had three points and Martin Biron made 37 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. Derian Hatcher ended a scoreless drought of 125 games and gave Philly a 1-0 lead. In the third period, Geoff Sanderson (1-1-2) gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Atlanta entered the game as Southeast Division leaders with a mark of 37-24-10 while the Flyers were 19-40-11. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_urVkj4cxU
October 16, 2007 -- Martin Biron stopped 31 shots, some extraordinary, and recorded his 19th NHL shutout in a 4-0 victory at Philly. Mike Richards, who was a +4, scored the GWG in the first period. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) and Sami Kapanen scored 34 seconds apart late in the second period to extend the Flyers lead. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktnrKzxtK0
January 8, 2008 -- Jeff Carter (2-0-2) scored twice within 13 seconds and Antero Niittymaki made 27 saves to improve to 7-0-0 against Atlanta, in Philly's 4-1 road win. Carter's two goals were the second-fastest scored by a player in franchise history (Ron Flockhart scored a pair of goals in eight seconds against St. Louis December 6, 1981). Scott Hartnell (1-2-3) had three points including his 100th NHL goal, a SHG with one second left in the second period. The Flyers out-scored Atlanta 4-0 in the second period. The Flyers beat Atlanta for the eighth straight time. Riley Cote fought Chris Thorburn ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYYV99W9Fdw ). Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5DvTaNmr0o
February 5, 2008 -- Steve Downie scored with 4:39 to play in Philly's 3-2 road win. Antero Niittymaki had 23 saves and upped his career record to 8-0 with 13 GA in this series. The Flyers held three one-goal leads and got PPGs from Mike Knuble and Mike Richards. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci8TaeBH3GU
March 18, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki's sparkling save off Ilya Kovalchuk's shot in the final seconds proved to be one of the most important moments in the season as the Flyers, winless in their last four, beat Atlanta 3-2 and finished the season with a 7-1-1 streak to lift them into the playoffs. Jeff Carter scored the go-ahead goal on the PP with three seconds remaining in the second period. Up by two in the last minute of play, the Flyers' lead was cut to 3-2 when Kovalchuk scored his 50th at 19:30. Then, with about three seconds to play, his bullet nearly tied the game but Niittymaki made a terrific save which floored the Atlanta forward in disbelief. Niittymaki improved to 9-0 (15 GA) in his career against Atlanta. Philly held a 47-19 shots advantage. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5lSk36Atak
October 28, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki made 24 saves for his fourth career shutout and Simon Gagne (2-2-4), Mike Knuble (2-0-2) and Joffrey Lupul (2-0-2) each scored twice in Philly's 7-0 rout at Atlanta in a game aired nationally on VERSUS. It was the third time the Flyers won a road game 7-0 (at California February 25, 1973; at Montreal February 25, 1995). Lupul had the GWG 1:20 into the game. Glen Metropolit (1-2-3) had three points. The Flyers went 3-for-5 on PPs. Niittymaki improved to 10-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA lifetime against the Thrashers. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgzfDnR2BR4
November 16, 2008 -- Antero Niittymaki stopped 29 shots, Simon Gagne (1-2-3) had three points and Joffrey Lupul scored the go-ahead goal with 6:17 to play in a 4-3 home victory which ended the Thrashers' five-game winning streak. Niittymaki improved to 11-0 in his career against Atlanta. The Thrashers outshot Philly 21-4 in the final period and Niittymaki made 19 stops. The Flyers dominated the opening period with an 18-4 shots advantage and led 2-0 by scoring in the opening and closing minutes. The lead was 3-1 through two periods. Each team finished with 32 shots. Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwSQ-qhdt6w
January 21, 2009 -- Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves and set a franchise record for consecutive wins against one opponent (12-0 record) while Mike Knuble scored twice in the Flyers' 5-3 victory. Knuble's GWG came with 7:48 to play and he then added an ENG with Simon Gagne (0-2-2) assisting on both. Jeff Carter (0-2-2) had two earlier assists. Atlanta trailed 3-0 through two periods but evened the score on Chris Thorburn's goal midway in the third period. Over the last 20 years, Niittymaki (against Atlanta) and Chris Osgood (17-0 against Tampa Bay) were the only goalies to have won their first 12 decisions against one team. Riley Cote and Eric Boulton fought early ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtdnuHltQqA ) and Arron Asham-Boris Valabik fought in the second period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=350toOGlsdk).
Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJd05Lt09SQ
February 8, 2009 -- Antero Niittymaki made 29 saves and Jeff Carter (2-1-3) scored twice in Philly's 14th straight win over the Thrashers 3-2 at Atlanta. Over the last 20 years, Niittymaki (13-0 against Atlanta) and Chris Osgood (17-0 against Tampa Bay) were the only goalies to have won their first 12 decisions against one team; Niittymaki equalled the 17-0 mark while playing for Tampa Bay in March 2010. The Thrashers scored two PPGs in the third period after Carter gave Philly a 3-0 lead. Riley Cote, who (17 PIMs) fought Eric Boulton (5 PIMs) in a second period battle, picked up an instigation penalty and a 10-minute misconduct http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3bWlyUb5IA. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUb_XqYWjw
November 28, 2009 -- Johan Hedberg made 34 saves and Rich Peverley scored a second period PPG in Atlanta's 1-0 home win which snapped a 14-game losing streak in this series. The Flyers entered the game with a record of 29-3-3-1 in this series and the 14-game win streak tied a team record for wins against one opponent (also against Los Angeles from 1978-1982); that mark was later broken with a 15th straight win against the NYI. Brian Boucher made 17 saves. Philly held a 34-18 shots advantage including 13-3 in the third period. Riley Cote fought Eric Boulton ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvc3R6JL7N0). Aaron Asham fought Colby Armstrong ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc_pEqqFo4Q ).
January 28, 2010 -- Atlanta out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the third period of a 4-3 win in Philly. Johan Hedberg made 34 saves and Jim Slater (2-0-2) scored twice including the GWG with 6:32 to play. Philly out-scored Atlanta 3-0 in the second period. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) had two points and Ray Emery made 24 saves. The Flyers were 22-0 when leading after two periods. Simon Gagne collided with goalie Hedberg ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0jJTFyi7cw ). Arron Asham and Chris Thorburn fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQ3uY3nORE ).
March 20, 2010 -- Colby Armstrong scored twice and Johan Hedberg made 25 saves in Atlanta's 5-2 home win. Niclas Bergfors and Nik Antropov both had a goal and an assist. The Thrashers led 2-0 at the 5:42 mark and 3-2 after two periods. Dan Carcillo, who scored the Flyers' first goal, fought Jim Slater in the opening minute of the game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLi8a-fspvA ) and Ian Laperriere fought Eric Boulton ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KOaIiwhbxE ) before four minutes expired.
March 21, 2010 -- Ondrej Pavelec made 44 saves and Atlanta completed the season sweep with a 3-1 win at Philly. Ron Hainsey scored 2:04 into the game and Todd White made it 2-0 later in the first period. Rich Peverley scored late in the third period, five minutes after Mike Richards made it 2-1. Richards' check on Colby Armstrong ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJNhyZhh5ZU ). Jeff Carter suffered a broken bone in his left foot from a shot by Clarke MacArthur and played in the last of 286 consecutive games. Scott Hartnell fought Jim Slater ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_b7iVyj40 ).
January 14, 2011 -- Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves and Danny Briere scored the GWG with 7:12 to play in Philly's 5-2 win at Atlanta. Jody Shelley's blast tied the game 36 seconds after Atlanta snapped a scoreless tie 16:37 into the second period. Kimmo Timonen (+3) scored his first goal since October 30, 2010 21 seconds later to give Philly a 2-1 lead. Rich Peverley's PPG tied the game with three seconds to play in the second period. The four goals came in a span of 3:20. Niclas Bergfors assisted on both Thrashers' goals. Jeff Carter (1-1-2), who scored an ENG, and his linemates JVR and Claude Giroux (1-1-2), who made it 4-2, were all a +3. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5-kbekL0KY
March 12, 2011 -- Ron Hainsey (1-1-2) scored 1:17 into OT to give Atlanta a 5-4 OT home win. The Flyers led 3-0 through two periods. The defeat was the franchise's first when entering the last period leading by 3+ goals since November 21, 1987 (led 4-1, lost 6-4 to the NYI). Tobias Enstrom scored with 2:29 left in regulation then Andrew Ladd (1-1-2) tied the game with 0:45 to play. Ville Leino (3-0-3) scored his first NHL hat trick, two PPGs, and his third goal gave Philly a 4-2 lead with 6:28 left in the third period. Mike Richards (0-3-3) also had three points. Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves. Ondrej Pavelec (9 saves, 12 shots) was replaced by Chris Mason (11 saves, 12 shots) at the start of the third period. Atlanta outshot Philly 41-24 including 21-12 through two periods (Flyers led 3-0) and 20-12 combined in the third period and OT. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-2 and scored multiple goals for the first time since February 10. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TkQ8XB2iIA
March 17, 2011 -- Ondrej Pavelev made 21 saves and Rob Schremp and Blake Wheeler scored in the shootout helping Atlanta to a 4-3 (2-0) SO home win. The Thrashers had four different scorers and led by a goal on three occasions. Danny Briere (2-1-3) scored his 30th and 31st goals for the Flyers including the tying goal with 1:28 to play. Brian Boucher made 22 saves. Dan Carcillo fought Mark Stuart ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOPEcu5Ba9I ). Highlights --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlhYY6ASYFs
March 31, 2011 -- Nik Antropov scored off his skate 10:22 into the third period and Chris Mason made 43 saves in Atlanta's 1-0 win at Philly. The 43 shots were the most by the Flyers in a shutout loss since December 21, 1980 (44 shots against Washington). Jeff Carter hit a post with 4.7 seconds to play. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlS60UfR2mo
October 27, 2011 -- Andrew Ladd scored with 1:06 to play in Winnipeg's 9-8 win at Philadelphia. The 17 goals tied a Flyers' regular season franchise mark, set three prior times (three wins in each of those instances). The Jets led 5-1 in the second period which led to the removal of Sergei Bobrovsky (10 saves, 15 shots) for Ilya Bryzgalov (6 saves, 10 shots) and later a 6-2 advantage was reduced to 6-4 after two periods. The Flyers scored three times in the opening 3:02 of the third period to take a 7-6 lead. It was (unofficially) the third time in Flyers' history that they rallied to take a lead after trailing by four goals (also February 23, 1988 at Detroit and December 11, 2008 vs. Carolina (both wins). The Jets quickly followed with two goals in 89 seconds to take an 8-7 lead, the five goals came in a span of 4:31. James van Riemsdyk made it 8-8 with 3:39 to play. The Jets pulled Ondrej Pavelec (36 saves, 43 shots) and replaced him with Chris Mason (4 saves, 5 shots) but Pavelec returned with 8:20 remaining as Mason left with an injury. The Flyers held a 48-25 shots advantage. Danny Briere (2-2-4, +3), Kimmo Timonen (0-4-4, +3) and van Riemsdyk (2-1-3) led the Flyers. Timonen's 4 assists were tied for the second highest by a Flyers' defenseman in a regular season game (Alexandre Picard had five). The Jets had nine goal scorers (a first since Pittsburgh December 13, 1990 vs. New Jersey) and the Flyers had six for a total of 15. Of the 36 skaters, 28 had at least one point. The 17 total goals were the most scored in an NHL game since San Jose beat Pittsburgh 10-8 January 13, 1996. Each team scored five straight goals: Winnipeg in a 14:38 span and Philly in an 8:51 span. Bryzgalov said after the game "I have zero confidence in myself right now. I am terrible. (The offense) scores eight goals and we are still losing. It's obviously a terrible goalie and that's me. I am the reason we lost the game tonight. I am lost in the woods right now." Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0pDnYfJn0E
November 19, 2011 -- The Jets led 3-0 10:15 into the game and hung on for a 6-4 home win. Dustin Byfuglien (1-2-3), Bryan Little (2-0-2) and Ondrej Pavelec (27 saves) led the Jets. Winnipeg led 5-1 late in the second period before the Flyers narrowed the deficit to one goal with 2:14 to play. The Jets' PP was 3-for-8. Matt Read scored consecutive goals (2-0-2) in the third period. Scott Hartnell (2-1-3) had two goals. Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-8. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxlsYwS-5O4
January 31, 2012 -- Bryan Little scored in the third round of the whootout giving Winnipeg a 2-1 (1-0 shootout) win at Philadelphia. Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves and was 3-for-3 in the SO. Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves. Brayden Schenn scored in the first period but Chris Thorburn tied the game in the second period. Tom Sestito fought Thorburn in the third period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80H2z31zB6k ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH7bhKvD7VU
February 21, 2012 -- Jaromir Jagr became the first NHL player in history to score 16 regular season OT goals when he scored with 44 seconds remaining to give Philly a 5-4 win at Winnipeg. Wayne Simmonds' (1-1-2) goal with 9.7 seconds left in regulation, off a perfect feed by James van Riemsdyk, sent the game to OT. Ondrej Pavelec made 50 saves in an otherwise sensational performance and among his stops was a brilliant save (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-s4JEKMbqA) on Jake Voracek. The Flyers outshot the Jets 55-26 and tied a team record (Boston, 2007) for most shots in a regular season road game. Philly also outshot the Jets 6-1 in OT and 18-5 in the third period. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) had a game-high 10 shots. Sixteen of the Flyers' 18 skaters had at least one shot on goal. Andrew Ladd (2-0-2) scored twice in a span of 64 seconds to give the Jets a 3-2 lead. Tim Stapleton (0-3-3) had a game-high three points. Winnipeg was a perfect 3-for-3 on PPs. The Flyers' victory ended a six-game losing skid in this series and was the team's second win in the last 12 games against this franchise. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJJWX9tWDBk
February 12, 2013 -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves and the line of Brayden Schenn-Tye McGinn-Jake Voracek (2-2-4, +5) played a key role in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Winnipeg. Tye McGinn (1-0-1) decked Mark Stuart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnki0bkJwK8) in a feisty fight early in the second period then scored to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead in the third period. Jake Voracek (0-2-2) had two points and was named the game's top star. Brayden Schenn (1-0-1) gave Philly a 1-0 lead. Claude Giroux (18 wins, 14 losses) took 32 of 61 faceoffs and the rest of the team won just 6 of 29 draws. Andrew Ladd (2-0-2) scored twice including one with 46.6 to play. After the second period, Al Montoya (10 saves, 12 shots) was replaced by Ondrej Pavelec (10 saves, 11 shots) due to a lower body injury. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qnew9xMvSA
February 23, 2013 -- Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds scored PPGs in the third period to help the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 deficit after Winnipeg took a 2-goal lead past the game's midway point. Claude Giroux began the comeback when he scored during a 2-man advantage. The Flyers went 3-for-6 on PPs and 4-for-4 on the PK. The Jets outshot the Flyers 12-1 to open the game but the Flyers took the next 16 shots to end the period with a 17-12 advantage. The Flyers held a 39-37 shots edge and a 40-33 advantage in hits. Zac Rinaldo, who scored an ENG with under a second remaining, had 8 hits in the opening period and 12 in the game which was the most recorded by a Flyers' player since Scott Hartnell had 13 in the home outdoor game. Schenn (2-1-3), Jake Voracek (0-3-3) and Simmonds (1-1-2) were named the game's three stars and Simmonds had his second Gordie Howe Hat Trick in three games. Simmonds fought Chris Thorburn early in the game to help stabilize a Winnipeg imbalance in momentum ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQCXwFbehZk ). Luke Schenn fought Evander Kane ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phe3guEFnQk ) later in the opening period. Scott Hartnell returned to the Flyers' lineup for his first action since getting injured January 22. Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves.
The Flyers out-scored the Red Wings 7-0 in the third period and rallied for an improbable and remarkable 11-6 win at Detroit. Ron Hextall (10 saves, 13 shots), who struggled with the flu and was scheduled to start the game, was replaced by Mark Laforest (13 saves, 16 shots) after vomiting moments before the opening faceoff. Laforest played 45 seconds but Hextall re-emerged and finished the period with Detroit leading 3-1.
The Red Wings extended the lead to 5-1 12:12 into the second period. After the Flyers scored three times in the next 90 seconds, Steve Yzerman gave Detroit a two-goal margin, the fifth goal in a span of 4:55. Scott Mellanby and Bob Probert fought 42 seconds later ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFO8NHG6g20 ). Detroit led 6-4 through two periods.
Defensemen Doug Crossman, J.J. Daigneault and Mark Howe then scored, the latter on the PP 7:36 into the third period, to give Philly a 7-6 lead. The Flyers established a team-record for fastest five goals in a span of 5:29, scored six times in a span of 9:17 and out-scored Detroit 10-1 in a stretch of 24:21. Glen Hanlon (24 saves, 34 shots) was replaced by Sam St. Laurent (1 save, 2 shots). The Flyers out-scored Detroit 7-0 in the third period and held a 13-5 shots advantage.
Dave Brown, who scored the last goal of the game, fought Probert ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99VwxIdcIxE ), with 15 seconds to play.
Probert was one of five Wings to have a goal and an assist. The Flyers' offense was led by Howe (2-1-3), Murray Craven (2-0-2), Ron Sutter (1-2-3), Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), Brian Propp (0-3-3), and Mellanby (0-3-3). Fifteen different Flyers had at least one point. The Flyers dressed just five defensemen (Crossman, Daigneault, Howe, Greg Smyth and Gord Roberts) and they accounted for four goals and seven points. Roberts was a +5. Flyers' coach Mike Keenan said ''Why it happened, I don't know. But a lot of credit has to go to Dave Poulin, because he didn't let the team get down."
Poulin said that when the Flyers trailed 5-1 "The worst thing that could happen is we'd lose a hockey game and the best thing that could happen would be a great comeback."
It will be interesting to see if Rinaldo or a teammate goes after Big Buff for that chop across his shoulder. It seemed like he took a couple liberties last game against our guys.
I wouldn't expect anyone to be looking for retribution for something that wasn't all that egregious. If anything, hopefully Rinaldo targets Byfuglien to get him off his game and take a stupid penalty or two.
What's this trend with putting young and/or offensively unproven players on top lines? McGinn, Beleskey in Anaheim, Saad (I know he's supposed to be a good one but he has 2G 0A! Been with Toews all year, how is that even possible?). Just wondering if I'm missing something.