FLYERS' POWER PLAY UNITS No. 1: Scott Hartnell |Claude Giroux | Wayne Simmonds |Kimmo Timonen | Jakub Voracek No. 2: Steve Downie |Vincent Lecavalier| Brayden Schenn |Matt Read | Mark Streit
FLAMES' POSSIBLE LINEUP Lines
13 - Michael Cammalleri
11 - Mikael Backlund
32 - Paul Byron
17 - Lance Bouma
18 - Matt Stajan
54 - David Jones
24 - Jiri Hudler
23- Sean Monahan
22 - Lee Stempniak
15 - Kevin Westgarth
8 - Joe Colborne
16 - Brian McGrattan
5 - Mark Giordano
3 - Ladislav Smid
44 - Chris Butler
7 - T.J. Brodie
27 - Derek Smith
55 - Shane O'Brien
31 - Karri Ramo
29 - Reto Berra (expected starter)
FLAMES' INJURIES and SCRATCHES
will not play
replaced by Westgarth
high ankle sprain
torn ligament in knee
FLAMES' POWER PLAY UNITS No. 1: Sean Monahan | Markus Granlund |Jiri Hudler |Michael Cammalleri| Mark Giordano No. 2: Paul Byron | Joe Colborne |Lee Stempniak |T.J. Brodie |Chris Butler
FLAMES' ROSTER Forwards
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
17 Mar 1989
25 Mar 1990
Provost, AB, CAN
27 Apr 1989
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Mike Cammalleri "A"
8 Jun 1982
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
30 Jan 1990
Calgary, AB, CAN
22 Apr 1988
Calgary, AB, CAN
Curtis Glencross "A"
28 Dec 1982
Kindersley, SK, CAN
16 Apr 1993
4 Jan 1984
27 Sep 1986
Central Butte, SK, CAN
10 Aug 1984
Guelph, ON, CAN
2 Sep 1981
Hamilton, ON, CAN
12 Oct 1994
Brampton, ON, CAN
19 Dec 1983
Mississauga, ON, CAN
4 Feb 1983
West Seneca, NY, USA
7 Feb 1984
Amherstburg, ON, CAN
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
29 Jun 1989
Uxbridge, ON, CAN
7 Jun 1990
Chatham, ON, CAN
27 Oct 1986
St. Louis, MO, USA
Mark Giordano "C"
3 Oct 1983
Toronto, ON, CAN
9 Aug 1983
Port Hope, ON, CAN
2 May 1987
Caroline, AB, CAN
1 Feb 1986
13 Oct 1984
Belleville, ON, CAN
20 Mar 1983
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
3 Jan 1987
1 Jul 1986
FLYERS vs. FLAMES SERIES HISTORY
Regular Season Record
Regular Season Streaks (unless noted)
5-1-1 in the last 7
2-2-2 in the last 6
5-0-0 (last loss March 2001) and 9-2-0 in the last 11
Roads teams have won nine of the last ten games
November 19, 1972 -- In the first regular season meeting, the Flames prevailed 3-2 in Atlanta. Phil Myre made 27 saves and Larry Romanchych (2-1-3) scored on both of his shots and had three points. The Flyers trailed 1-0 through two periods but pulled ahead 2-1 on Ed Van Impe's goal. Bob Leiter scored the GWG with under seven to play.
November 30, 1972 -- The teams played to a 5-5 tie in the first meeting in Philadelphia. Bill Flett (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) each scored twice and Doug Favell made 38 saves. Philly outshot the Flames 48-43. Dan Bouchard made 43 saves. Rey Comeau scored the tying goal for Atlanta with 6:33 to play.
January 3, 1973 -- Backed by Doug Favell's 26 saves, two first period PPGs and multi-point efforts by Bill Flett (1-1-2), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Moose Dupont (0-2-2), the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win in Atlanta. However, it was the following day's headline in the Philadelphia Bulletin, "Broad Street Bullies Muscle Atlanta," that set the tone for the franchise and sparked a legendary relationship between the team and its fan base. The original name "Blue Line Bandidos" was switched just prior to publication through a combined effort of beat writer Jack Chevalier and staffer Pete Cafone. In the opening minute, Bill Barber crushed Larry Romanchych along the boards. At 1:13, Flett's PPG gave Philly a 1-0 which was extended to 3-1 through the first period. Wayne Hillman of the Flyers fought Bill MacMillan just past the game's midway point. Gary Dornhoefer gave referee Wally Harris the choke sign as the final buzzer sounded and received a 10-minute misconduct and a $50 fine. The Flyers had 43 PIMs to the Flames' 17 PIMs. Fred Shero said afterwards "Eighteen choir boys never won the Stanley Cup yet and they never will."
March 10, 1973 --Doug Favell made 29 saves and Bill Flett scored twice in the first period, including the opening minute, which led Philly to a 2-1 home win. One of the goals was the Flyers' league-leading 63rd on the power-play. Phil Myre made 35 saves for the Flames. Dave Schultz fought Larry Romanchych and in the process became the Flyers' single-season (since broken) leader in PIMs with 198.
March 29, 1973 -- Simon Nolet scored twice in 40 seconds late in the second period and Bobby Clarke added a pair of PPGs, including becoming the ninth NHL player to record 100 points in a season, in a 4-2 home win. The Flyers' PPG total increased to 73, a league-high. Atlanta's Phil Myre made 42 saves. The Flyers crept to within one point of the Minnesota North Stars (Flyers had two games left, Minnesota one) as the teams jockeyed for playoff positioning; they met and Philly had home ice advantage. Joe Watson needed 22 stitches to cut a wound over his left eye after it was cut by Ray Comeau's skate.
November 3, 1973 -- Tom Lysiak scored twice and Phil Myre made 40 saves in Atlanta's 2-1 win at Philly. Myre was 17-for-17 in the third period.
December 15, 1973 -- Tom Lysiak (1-1-2) had two points and Phil Myre made 33 saves in Atlanta's 3-2 win at Philly. The Flames led 3-0 in the third period.
January 11, 1974 -- Bill Flett scored with 2:08 to play in the Flyers' 7-6 win at Atlanta. In the second period, the Flyers out-scored Atlanta 5-4 and the nine goals tied a franchise record for most goals in a period. The Flyers held a 22-14 shots advantage in the second period and 48-39 in the game. Bill Flett (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) led the Flyers' offense. Bobby Taylor made 33 saves, the first time all season Bernie Parent did not start a game after 37 straight starts. Phil Myre made 41 saves for the Flames and Keith McCreary (2-1-3) and Tom Lysiak (0-3-3) led the Flames' offense. Dave Schultz and Lysiak fought.
January 13, 1974 -- Two days after the teams scored 13 goals, the Flyers beat the Flames 1-0 in Philly. Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Don Saleski scored 4:05 into the third period. Phil Myre made 29 saves in the loss.
February 3, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 31 saves, Gary Dornhoefer the tying goal and Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had two points in a 2-2 tie at Atlanta. Phil Myre made 25 stops for the Flames.
March 28, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke (3-0-3) scored a hat trick, including two SHGs and one PPG, in a 3-3 tie at Atlanta. Clarke tied the game with a SHG midway in the final period. He gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 1:06 into the game with another SHG. Clarke had five of the Flyers' 20 SHGs at that point of the season. Bryan Hextall, Jr. had two fighting majors (Bob Kelly and Moose Dupont), two minors and a goal for Atlanta.'
April 9, 1974 -- In Game One of the Quarterfinals, Orest Kindrachuk (2-0-2) scored two third period goals, had a game-high seven shots and was named the game's top star and Bernie Parent made 31 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Gary Dornhoefer's SHG with five seconds left in the first period snapped a scoreless tie. Dornhoefer and Bryan Hextall received fighting majors in the second period and 33 seconds later Tom Bladon made it 2-0 on a PP (Larry Romanchych was in the box with a previous minor). Philly outshot Atlanta 41-31. Phil Myre made 37 saves. The game was broadcast nationally in the U.S.
April 11, 1974 -- In Game Two of the Quarterfinals, the Flyers crushed Atlanta 5-1 in Philadelphia. Rick MacLeish (3-1-4) scored a natural hat trick in the second period and became the sixth player in NHL history to record three goals in one PO period (Busher Jackson, Maurice Richard, Ted Lindsay, Red Berenson and Jacques Lemaire). The Flyers outshot the Flames 33-21. Bernie Parent made 20 saves for the win, Phil Myre suffered the defeat. The Flames couldn't cope with the Flyers swarming defensive pressure throughout the game and didn't register their first shot until nearly eight minutes expired.
April 12, 1974 -- In Game Three of the Quarterfinals, in a penalty-filled contest, Don Saleski snapped a 31-game scoreless slump 2:51 into the first period and Bobby Clarke's PPG five minutes into the game gave the Flyers an early 2-0 lead en route to a 4-1 win at Atlanta. Midway in the second period, with the score 2-1, Curt Bennett of Atlanta jumped Clarke from behind and was ejected. Bill Flett, as third man in, was also tossed. Eventually, the fracas led to a bench-clearing brawl that spilled over into the Flyers' bench. Jack Stewart of Atlanta was one player on the bench and waiting for him on the ice was Dave Schultz who then popped him. Earlier, Schultz pummeled Butch Deadmarsh who suffered a bloodied nose. Ref Dave Newell then ejected Schultz. Sixteen seconds later, Rick MacLeish's controversial goal that appeared to never enter the net led goalie Dan Bouchard into a frenzy. Bouchard charged ref Newell, swung his stick at linesman Neil Armstrong and was given a 10-minute misconduct in action that delayed the game for 12 minutes; Deadmarsh was given a minor for leaving the penalty box. There were 144 PIMs issued including 90 in the major brawl which suspended play for 25 minutes. The brawl --
April 14, 1974 -- In Game Four of the Quarterfinals, Dave Schultz's 8-foot shot beat Phil Myre and the Flyers swept Atlanta with a 4-3 OT victory. The Flames led 3-0 until Schultz thrashed Bryan Hextall, Jr. in a fight 16 seconds after Atlanta's final goal and 13 seconds before Andre Dupont made it 3-1. In the third period, Gary Dornhoefer and Tom Bladon (1-1-2) scored PPGs, the latter coming with Pat Quinn in the box. Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) had three assists including a feed on the series-clinching goal. Hextall had a chance to win the game on his own breakaway in the final two minutes of regulation but Bernie Parent made one of his 23 saves. The night prior to the game, Flyers' head coach Fred Shero was apparently mugged near the team hotel by two unidentified individuals. A dazed and battered Shero awoke late the next morning in his hotel room and was flown back to Philadelphia while assistant Mike Nykoluk coached the squad. Shero said "I really don't know what happened. I don't remember going out (Saturday night) but I woke up Sunday morning and was shocked." SERIES RECAP: Rick MacLeish (4-3-7), Tom Bladon (2-3-5) and Bobby Clarke (1-4-5) were the leading scorers. The Flyers out-scored the Flames 13-3 through the first three games.
November 15, 1974 -- Rick MacLeish and Orest Kindrachuk scored and rallied the Flyers to a 2-2 tie at Atlanta. Bernie Parent made 32 saves for the Flyers. Phil Myre had 39 saves for the Flames. There were only four minor penalties called. Philly outshot the Flames 20-18 in the middle period and 41-34 in the game.
November 24, 1974 -- Bryan Hextall, Jr. scored the lone third period goal in Atlanta's 4-3 win in the Spectrum. Tom Lysiak (1-2-3) led Atlanta's offensive production and tied the game 3-3 with 28 seconds left in the second period. The Flyers outshot the Flames 32-27. Bernie Parent and Phil Myre were the goalies.
December 13, 1974 -- Rick MacLeish's PPG with 1:33 remaining in the third period sent the Flyers to a 3-2 win in the Omni. MacLeish's goal was the only score in the final period and came on a deflection of a Joe Watson point shot. MacLeish (1-2-3) factored in each Flyers' goal. Dave Schultz had 29 PIMs and was ejected from the game in the first period after beating Jean Lemieux in a fight. Philadelphia outshot Atlanta 35-23. Bernie Parent and Phil Myre were the goalies.
January 18, 1975 -- The line of Rick MacLeish (2-0-2), Gary Dornhoefer (1-2-3) and Ross Lonsberry (0-2-2) combined for seven points in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philadelphia. Tom Bladon added (1-1-2) two points. Philly dominated the game and outshot the Flames 41-18. Bernie Parent and Phil Myre were the goalies.
February 26, 1975 -- Dan Bouchard made 33 saves and Tom Lysiak's strong offensive output (2-3-5) led Atlanta to a 7-4 home win. Lysiak scored a key goal with 11 seconds left in the second period to give the Flames a 4-2 lead. The Flyers outshot the Flames 37-24. After this game, the Flyers went 16-1-2 to finish the regular season.
April 6, 1975 -- In a key season finale victory, which determined home-ice advantage in the playoffs, Philadelphia recorded a 6-2 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers (51 wins), Buffalo Sabres (49) and Montreal Canadiens (47) each finished with 113 points but the Flyers earned home-ice based on regular season victories; the Sabres would defeat the Canadiens in the Semifinals but lose to the Flyers in the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals. Down the stretch, the Flyers finished 16-1-2 in the last 19 games while Buffalo was 3-3-0 and Montreal 4-3-2. In the victory against Atlanta, a balanced Flyers' attack was evidenced by six different goal-scorers and five multi-point efforts. The Flyers held a 43-18 shots advantage including 19-3 in the middle period when Bob Kelly and Bill Clement made it 3-1. Bernie Parent and Dan Bouchard were the goalies. The Flyers played Kate Smith's "God Bless America" for the 46th time (42-3-1). Philadelphia opened defense of the team's Stanley Cup Championship by finishing the season 10-0-1 and 16-1-2.
November 26, 1975 -- Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Rick MacLeish (2-0-2) each recorded a pair of goals and Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves in a 7-3 home victory for Philadelphia. The Flyers trailed 1-0 after the opening period but came out blazing in the second period as Leach scored at the 0:11 mark; the Flyers finished with a 4-1 goal advantage in the middle period as part of a 21-shot attack. Phil Myre made 32 saves in a losing effort. The Flyers held a 39-24 shots advantage. Philly's top two lines had 14 total points (including a goal by Bob Kelly) and all six usual players on the top two tiers had multi-point efforts.
December 23, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke's third period goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 tie in Atlanta. Wayne Stephenson made 31 saves for Philly. Phil Myre made 30 saves for Atlanta. Former Flyer Bill Flett gave the Flames a 2-1 lead.
January 22, 1976 -- Bill Barber (2-3-5), Reggie Leach (3-0-3) and Orest Kindrachuk (0-4-4), substituting on the top line for the injured Bobby Clarke, led the Flyers to a 7-2 victory in Philadelphia. The teams combined (four goals by the Flyers) for five goals in a span of 5:08 in the middle period including two in 13 seconds by Barber and Leach. After the flurry, Atlanta goalie Phil Myre was replaced by Dan Bouchard. Wayne Stephenson made 29 saves. Clarke suffered an injured heel in a prior game.
January 27, 1976 -- Bill Clement (3-1-4), who was acquired from Washington five days earlier, had a hat trick against his former team, Eric Vail (1-4-5) and Larry Romanchych (0-4-4) both had four assists, Ken Houston (2-0-2) scored twice and Dan Bouchard made 33 saves in Atlanta's 8-4 home win. Houston, in his ninth NHL game, had his first two goals including one 3:34 into the game then 19 seconds later fought Dave Schultz. During the battle, Schultz suffered a broken cheek bone while held by a linesman and missed the next two games; he returned with a specially designed helmet. Philly held a 16-7 shots advantage after one period but trailed 3-0. Clement scored twice in the opening 3:22 of the second period to give Atlanta a 5-0 lead then after the Flyers came within two goals Clement completed the hat trick to make it 6-3. Off the faceoff for that goal, a bench-clearing scrap resulted in the ejection and eventual one-game suspension of Orest Kindrachuk (first man off the bench) who tried to assist goalie Bobby Taylor, involved in a physical confrontation with multiple fans along the glass, while Bobby Clarke and Rey Comeau were penalized for slashing. Atlanta's head coach Fred Creighton blamed Flyers' head coach Fred Shero for "having the same goons" as when he coached in the Central Hockey League. Said Kindrachuk "If the fans can't hold their beer, they shouldn't be allowed to drink it."
March 14, 1976 -- Reggie Leach scored his 50th and 51st goals in the Flyers' 6-1 home win. Leach had 10 shots in the game and 28 shots in his last three games. Bernie Parent made 22 saves. The Flyers doubled up the Flames on the shot board 46-23. Dan Bouchard made 40 saves including 20 in the second period.
March 16, 1976 -- Reggie Leach scored twice and Bernie Parent made 19 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Atlanta. The Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:38 late in the second period to take a 4-1 lead. Phil Myre, who was replaced after the second period by Dan Bouchard, surrendered six goals to Leach in the 1975-76 season more than any other goalie that regular season.
October 9, 1976 -- Rey Comeau scored the game's lone third period goal in Atlanta's 4-3 home win. Curt Bennett beat Bernie Parent on a penalty shot early in the first period to give the Flames a 2-0 lead, both goals by Bennett.
November 21, 1976 -- The Flyers built a 6-2 lead and hung on for a 6-5 win in Philly. The Flames scored three times in the last ten minutes but their rally fell short. Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Tom Bladon (1-2-3) each had three points. The Flyers' PP went 3-for-4. The Flyers held a 38-12 shots advantage through two periods, including 22-3 in the second period, and led 4-2. The total shots on goal was 49-23 in the game. Phil Myre made 43 saves.
January 22, 1977 -- Reggie Leach scored his second goal of the game with 0:38 left in a 4-4 tie in Atlanta. Bob Dailey, who was acquired two days earlier and made his Flyers' debut, assisted on the winning goal. Eric Vail (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Tom Lysiak (0-3-3) had three assists for the Flames.
February 7, 1977 -- Philly led 4-0 in the first period and held off an Atlanta comeback en route to a 7-4 home win. Rick MacLeish (1-3-4), Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4) and Bob Kelly (1-2-3) led the offense. Drew Callander made 3-0 at the 6:07 mark, scoring on his first NHL shift. The Flyers lead was cut to 5-4 after two periods but Don Saleski extended the margin with an early third period goal. Ex-Flyer Bill Clement scored Atlanta's first goal.
March 17, 1977 -- Phil Myre made 28 saves in Atlanta's 4-1 win at Philly. "Getting (through) the first 20 minutes and not getting our brains blown out helped our confidence," said Flames' head coach Fred Creighton. Eric Vail snapped a tie midway through the game and the Flames added two third period goals. The Flyers entered the game with 99 points, second best in the NHL.
April 3, 1977 -- In the season finale, Bernie Parent made 41 saves and the Flyers scored twice in the third period of a 3-3 tie at Atlanta. Jimmy Watson (0-2-2) assisted on both goals. The Flyers finished the regular season with an 8-game (5-0-3) unbeaten streak.
November 20, 1977 -- In a rare feat in which two defensemen scored twice for the game's only goals, Joe Watson (2-0-2) scored both of his goals in the first period and Bob Dailey (2-0-2) followed with a pair in the second period to lead Philly to a 4-0 home win. Bernie Parent made 18 saves for his 47th SO with the Flyers and Gary Dornhoefer (0-3-3) had three assists.
December 17, 1977 -- Bob Kelly scored twice (2-0-2) and Bernie Parent made 21 saves as the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 win in Atlanta. The Flyers scored three times in the third period. The game had just three minors and one fight (Paul Holmgren-Richard Mulhern) for 16 PIMs.
January 6, 1978 -- Bob MacMillan had three points and Atlanta recorded a 5-3 home win. The game was punctuated by a brawl with 6:04 to play in the third period involving three fighting majors to each side. The Flames never trailed and led 3-1 after one period. Yves Belanger made 22 saves for the win.
January 16, 1978 -- Reggie Leach's 5-on-3 PPG late in the second was the GWG and Bernie Parent made 23 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Yves Belanger made 31 saves in the loss.
March 7, 1978 -- Mel Bridgman scored twice, Don Saleski had three assists and Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. The score was tied 3-3 after two periods until Orest Kindrachuk (1-1-2) scored. Dan Bouchard made 31 saves in the loss.
April 8, 1978 -- Bobby Lalonde and Bob Dailey traded goals in the second period and the teams played to a 1-1 tie at Atlanta. Dan Bouchard made 30 saves for Atlanta. Philly held a 15-2 shots advantage in the third period and 31-17 in the game. The only penalties were minors to the Flames' Bill Clement for Atlanta and the Flyers' Moose Dupont. The hot Flames were 10-1-1 in the prior 12 games. The Flyers were 10-2-3 in the previous 15 games. Bobby Clarke's team-record 22-game point streak ended (a streak interrupted by an injury).
October 22, 1978 -- Dan Bouchard made 38 saves in Atlanta's 5-2 victory in Philly. The Flyers held a 40-23 shots advantage. Atlanta led 2-0 at the 4:18 mark and led for most of the contest. The Flames scored twice in 20 seconds in the second period to take a 4-1 lead. There were three fights in the game.
November 1, 1978 -- Dan Bouchard made 40 saves and Ken Houston (1-1-2) had two points in Atlanta's 3-0 home win. The Flyers outshot the Flames 40-21 including 15-3 in the third period. The Flames began the season 9-0-2, the third best start in NHL history. The Flames' Willi Plett fought Jim Watson 1:00 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNUyufQ2s-U ). In the third period, Mel Bridgman and Brad Marsh fought resulting in a cut over the right eye of Marsh ( http://www.veoh.com/watch/v182581476ZXg6t5R ).
January 16, 1979 -- Dan Bouchard made 36 saves and Guy Chouinard (2-0-2) scored the last two goals in the Flames' 5-0 home win. The Flyers held a 13-5 shot advantage in the second period but got out-scored 2-0. Atlanta extended their unbeaten streak in this series to five (4-0-1) games and held a 21-5 goals advantage in that time. Behn Wilson fought Willi Plett for the third time that season -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElvBLOfrzuk
February 4, 1979 --Head coach Pat Quinn won for the first time, in his second game after replacing Bob McCammon, in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Seven different Flyers scored including Bob Kelly, Dave Hoyda and Behn Wilson who also assisted on goals. Philly led 2-1 with just 4:39 expired. The Flyers scored four unanswered goals in the second period to take a 6-1 lead. Dan Bouchard (9 saves, 11 shots) suffered a bruised rib in a goal crease collision and was replaced after the first period by Reggie Lemelin (14 saves, 19 shots) who was victimized for four goals in his first 13:29. The first penalty for either side came 47+ minutes into the contest. The win ended Philly's 9-game (0-4-5) winless skid.
March 15, 1979 -- In an important division battle, the Flyers recorded a 5-4 home win. Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves and Blake Dunlop scored twice while Rick MacLeish (1-1-2), the game's top star, and Paul Holmgren scored key third period goals 49 seconds apart to put Philly up 5-3. Dunlop and the Flames' Ivan Boldirev (3-0-3) combined for all four goals when the score was 2-2.. Boldirev finished a hat trick with the game's final goal. Bob Kelly and Phil Russell fought in the third period.
March 23, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Bob Kelly assisted on three goals in the Flyers' 4-1 win at Atlanta. Dennis Ververgaert snapped a 1-1 tie with 59 seconds left in the second period. The Flyers dominated the last 40 minutes, out-scoring the Flames 4-0 on a 23-12 shots advantage. The game featured the teams with the 5th and 6th highest point totlas in the NHL, despite being third and fourth in the Patrick Division.
April 8, 1979 --Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Reggie Leach's PP goal on a breakaway snapped a 1-1 tie midway in the second period lifting Philly to a 4-2 home win in the season finale. Afterwards, Leach said "This has been my best overall year, offensively and defensively." Behn Wilson, Kenny Linseman and Paul Holmgren each had two points. Rookie Blake Dunlop scored his 20th goal after eight games without a goal. The division rivals split the 8-game regular season with four wins each but the Flyers won the last four games. Despite finishing in fourth and last place in the Division, the Flames owned the sixth best record in the NHL. The victory assured the Flyers would finish second in the Patrick Division (third overall) and face Vancouver at home in the first round of the upcoming playoffs.
October 13, 1979 -- The Flyers were drubbed 9-2 in the Omni in the second game of their season. It would turn out to be their last loss until January as they went 35 straight without a defeat, an NHL record. In this game, the Flames scored five straight second period goals and the combo of Dan Bouchard and Pat Riggin made 47 saves. Phil Myre gave up nine goals on 25 shots. Mel Bridgman fought David Shand -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1r-kUlzx4 and then Paul Holmgren and Brad Marsh had a brief clash -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kprb0pf63tE
October 18, 1979 -- Pete Peeters made 23 saves and Reggie Leach scored twice and had 10 shots in Philly's 6-2 home win. Philly scored twice in 16 seconds in the third period, including John Paddock's first goal as a Flyer and second in the NHL.
March 15, 1980 -- Dan Bouchard made 29 stops and a pair of goals in a span of 1:07 late in the second period lifted the Flames to a 4-3 home win. It was just the second sellout of the season in Atlanta, their last before relocating to Calgary. Gary Unger made it 1-0 just 31 seconds into the game. Paul Holmgren scored twice for the Flyers. Pete Peeters made 34 saves in the loss. The game was tied 1-1 at the 0:58 mark, a team-record for quickest 1-1 start to game and which stood until the Flyers and NY Islanders were tied 1-1 at the 0:37 mark.
March 30, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 30 saves and Brian Propp (1-1-2) had two points in Philly's 4-2 home win. Key goals from Bill Barber, his 40th, and Paul Holmgren, his 30th, helped the Flyers. Rick MacLeish had two assists. Dan Bouchard made 37 saves in the loss.
October 28, 1980 -- Philly recorded an 8-0 home win in the first meeting since the relocation of the Flames from Atlanta to Calgary. Pete Peeters made 22 saves and earned his second regular season NHL shutout. Bill Barber (2-1-3) and Behn Wilson (2-0-2) led the offense. Fifteen Flyers' players picked up at least one point. Philly scored two SHGs. Paul Holmgren totaled 26 PIMs which including a fight with Randy Holt in the second period and one with Willi Plett in an early third period melee which resulted in 16 misconduct penalties (nine to the Flyers), 176 PIMs (97 to the Flyers and 79 to the Flames) and nine ejections (five to the Flyers). The fight began when Plett checked Holmgren whose head made contact with the boards.
December 27, 1980 -- In the Flyers' first visit to Calgary, Brad Smith's 2-on-0 breakaway goal 16:25 into the third period and Reggie Lemelin's 35 saves led the Flames to a 2-1 victory. Smith scored when Rick MacLeish lost possession of the puck leading to a 2-man breakaway. Both teams scored in the opening period. Rick St. Croix made 31 saves for Philly.
February 19, 1981 -- The Flames blew a 4-0 lead but Guy Chouinard's third period gave Clagary a 5-4 home win. The Flyers trailed 4-0 early in the second period after Jim Peplinski (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals. Ken Linseman tied the game 81 seconds prior to the GWG. Pat Riggin made 29 saves for Calgary.
March 22, 1981 -- Paul Holmgren (2-2-4), Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) and Ken Linseman (1-2-3) combined for 10 points, including eight of the nine recorded in the first period, and the Flyers defeated Calgary 6-2 in the Spectrum. Glen Cochrane was assessed 31 PIMs.
April 16, 1981 -- In Game One of the Quarter Finals in Philadelphia, Rick St. Croix made 35 saves, including 15 in the second period, in the Flyers' 4-0 home win. All four goals came from future Flyers' head coaches: Paul Holmgren (2-0-2), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Terry Murray. Ken Linseman added two assists. Reggie Lemelin made 24 saves in the loss. Frank Bathe and Don Lever fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGS-IHaInTA . After the game, Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn said "I don't mean to belittle our effort but if we believe we can get away with what we did tonight, we won't be mentally ready for the second game."
April 17, 1981 -- In Game Two of the QFs, Pat Riggin made 42 saves in his first NHL PO start and the Flames out-scored the Flyers 3-0 in the second period en route to a 5-4 win in Philly. Guy Chouinard (0-3-3) led Calgary with three assists and Ken Houston (1-1-2) and Kent Nilsson (1-1-2) each had two points. Calgary led 5-2 through two periods. The Flyers outshot the Flames 19-2 in the third period and 46-22 in the game including the last 15 shots taken. In the third period, the Flyers scored twice in the last 6:23, the first coming in the waning moments of an abbreviated 5-minute major to Willi Plett who said "It was a ridiculous call." Each team went 3-for-4 on the PP. Bill Barber (1-1-2) then Rick MacLeish (1-1-2), who became the 12th player to record 50 NHL PO goals and 100 PO points, scored first period PPGs. Barber played some time on defense in the third period. Behn Wilson led the Flyers with three (1-2-3) points and 10 shots on goal. Both teams switched goalies from Game One, the Flyers went with Pete Peeters despite Rick St. Croix's shutout. This was the Flyers seventh game in 10 days. Pat Quinn's words after Game One were echoed after this game "We've had two non-hitting games. Hopefully, we will shatter bodies up there. Our checkers are going for skates. I'm not discouraged but I am disappointed."
April 19, 1981 -- In Game Three of the QFs, the Flyers dominated the play but Pat Riggin made 47 saves and Willi Plett scored the lone third period goal in the Flames' 2-1 win in the Calgary Corral (which held just over 7,000 people). The Flyers held a 48-25 shots advantage. Don Lever scored one second after a Flyers' minor expired and which included 1:19 of a failed 2-man advantage for Calgary. Later in the opening period, Rick MacLeish scored early in a Flyers' 5-on-3 advantage. Calgary was 0-for-8 on the PP. Rick St. Croix made 23 saves. Bob Dailey was injured and missed the rest of the series. Paul Holmgren fought Phil Russell -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HCyfK6teWA
April 20, 1981 -- In Game Four of the QFs, Randy Holt scored twice in a span of 4:44 in the third period to lift the Flames to a 5-4 home win. Holt, who was scoreless in 48 regular season games, said "People are seeing I can play hockey" (Holt would finish his career playing in 416 combined regular season and PO games and scored just six goals, these being the lone two in the POs). The game was tied 1-1 after the first period when Paul Holmgren scored a PPG with 17 seconds remaining in the period. Calgary scored twice in 32 seconds to take a 3-2 lead after two periods. In the third, Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish scored to draw the Flyers even but 37 seconds later Holt's first goal gave the Flames the lead 4-3. Eighteen seconds after the Flames took a 2-goal lead, a brawl erupted with multiple penalties assessed to each side; Brian Propp and Ken Linseman of the Flyers and Willi Plett, Jim Peplinski and Holt of the Flames were the main culprits and that resulted in a 3-on-3 situation leading to a Bill Barber breakaway goal to narrow the gap to 5-4. Pat Riggin (28 saves) and Rick St. Croix (23 saves) were the goalies.
April 22, 1981 -- In Game Five of the QFs, Brian Propp's first period natural hat trick within 8:09 highlighted a 9-4 home win. Propp was given a 90-second standing ovation by the Flyers' faithful. Rick St. Croix made 23 saves. The Flyers went 3-for-4 on the PP. Calgary was held without a shot for the first 9+ minutes. Philly led 4-0 at the 12:48 mark, 5-1 after one and 7-2 after two. Propp (3-0-3), Rick MacLeish (1-2-3), Bill Barber (2-1-3, 50th career PO goal), Behn Wilson (0-3-3) and Ken Linseman (0-4-4) all had 3+ point efforts. Pat Riggin made 26 saves in the loss. In an explosive second period, Mike Busniuk and Randy Holt were issued slashing/spearing penalties. Less than a minute later, a brawl erupted (Calgary 72 PIMs, Philly 49 PIMs), at 33:55, started between Glen Cochrane and Jim Peplinski, with Willi Plett ejected as third man in -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY6pQS1oQFk . Plett was suspended for Game 6 because he continually punched Mel Bridgman who offered no resistance. Cochrane and Peplinski then fought. In total, there were 41 penalties called, 83 PIMs to Philly and 98 PIMs to the Flames.
April 24, 1981 -- In Game Six of the QFs, the Flyers had the difficult task of winning in the Calgary Corral, an arena in which the Flames lost just five times all season. The boisterous crowd of just over 7,000 was a major barrier but the Flyers prevailed 3-2 as Rick St. Croix made 34 saves. Ken Linseman and a Bobby Clarke breakaway goal came within 16 seconds to give Philly a 2-0 second period lead. After the Flames scored, Linseman netted his second goal of the game to give Philly a 3-1 lead after two periods. Reggie Lemelin was back as the Flames' starter and made 24 saves. Ken Houston added a late PPG to finish the scoring.
April 26, 1981 -- In Game Seven of the QFs, the Flames advanced with a 4-1 victory in Philadelphia. Pat Riggin made 32 saves, Paul Reinhart (0-3-3) had three assists and Calgary went 3-for-8 on PPs. Referee Bruce Hood issued four minors againt the Flyers, to one for Calgary, in the first 7:57 of the game and the Flames capitalized twice. Willi Plett (1-1-2), suspended for Game 6 because of a Game 5 incident, opened the scoring. Late in the second period, Calgary made it 3-0 when Kevin Lavallee scored a PPG in his second PO game. The Flyers were 0-for-3 on PPs. Paul Holmgren had four minors including three in the first period. Rick St. Croix made 21 saves in the loss. Bill Barber picked up his 100th (51-49-100) career PO point. Reggie Leach, who finished with no points in nine PO games in 1981, returned to the lineup after being benched in Games 4, 5 and 6 in favor of Ron Flockhart. Bobby Clarke said "We don't have any excuses. We were beaten tonight. They played better." SERIES RECAP: The Flyers' PP went 9-for-24 while Calgary was 12-for-48. Top D-man Bob Dailey missed the last four games of this series and had off-season right knee surgery. Bill Barber had 11 points in the series (6-5-11) followed by Ken Linseman (2-8-10), Behn Wilson (1-8-9), Rick MacLeish (4-4-8) and Paul Holmgren (3-5-8). Calgary was led by Guy Chouinard (1-8-9), Ken Houston (4-2-6), Don Lever (1-5-6) and Paul Reinhart (1-5-6). Kent Nilsson, the third highest scorer in the regular season, was held to three points (1-2-3). Rick St. Croix was 3-3 with a .903 save percentage for the Flyers and Pete Peeters was 0-1 with a .773 save pct. Pat Riggin was 4-1 with a save pct. of .902 and Reggie Lemelin was 0-2 with a save pct. of .873; however, Riggin allowed just 10 goals on 158 shots (.937) in the Flames' four wins.
November 11, 1981 -- Former Flyers' captain Mel Bridgman was dealt to the Flames for captain Brad Marsh. Flyers' GM Keith Allen said "We feel we are getting an excellent defenseman and penalty killer. We needed defensive help with the injury to Bob Dailey (career-ending) and our experience is limited." The Flames needed a center with Guy Chouinard and Kent Nilsson out with injuries.
December 3, 1981 -- The Flyers took a 2-0 lead 7:45 into the first period on two PPGs, including Bob Hoffmeyer's (1-1-2) first NHL goal, and Pete Peeters made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-1 home win. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) scored twice. In the first period, ex-Flame Brad Marsh set the stage when he leveled Willi Plett because "Some guys on (the Flames) think he's an untouchable." In the second period, Glen Cochrane picked up a gross misconduct penalty and a triple-minor in a confrontation with Jim Peplinski who picked up one minor. Later, Ken Linseman picked up an extra minor in an altercation with Guy Chouinard who was hospitalized with a scratched cornea due to being poked in the eye. Chouinard also claimed that Linseman bit him.
December 28, 1981 -- The Flyers won 7-4 in the Calgary Corral as Brian Propp (3-0-3), Ken Linseman (2-2-4) and Behn Wilson (2-0-2) accounted for all seven goals. The game was met with much pregame hype surrounding the Ken Linseman-Guy Choiuinard incident of December 3, 1981 and many Flames' fans brought signs to the game warning Linseman of retribution. Linseman was asked and said "I didn't read the newspapers." Propp scored consecutive goals 47 seconds apart amid six unanswered goals. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-4 while the PK was 6-for-6. Anticipating a violent game, the Flames promoted Tim Hunter and Randy Turnbull (his lone NHL game). Glen Cochrane and Tim Hunter fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNOTG_qMNGk
February 27, 1982 --Brad Marsh scored the GWG with 5:11 remaining in the Flyers' 9-8 win at Calgary. It was Marsh's first goal with his new team and came against the franchise which traded him three months earlier. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored twice in the first 1:58 to give Philly a 2-0 lead but an eventual 3-0 advantage was equalled at the 16:20 mark. The score was 4-4 after one period. In the second period, each team scored three times and the game was deadlocked 7-7 through two periods. Kent Nilsson (4-1-5) gave the Flames an 8-7 lead with his fourth goal but 18 seconds later Tom Gorence evened it yet again. Philly led by scores of 3-0, 3-1, 3-2, 4-3, 6-5 and 9-8. The game had tied scores of 0-0, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. Calgary led 5-4, 7-6 and 8-7. Tim Kerr (1-3-4), Ken Linseman (1-3-4) and Ray Allison (0-3-3) had 3+ points for the Flyers. In addition to Nilsson (5 points, 9 shots), Gary McAdam (2-0-2) and Paul Reinhart (1-2-3) spurred Calgary. Of the 17 goals scored, 16 came at even-strength. There was a total of just seven minor infractions and five powerplays. Calgary outshot Philly 42-35. Pete Peeters made 34 saves for the Flyers while Pat Riggin made 26 saves for the Flames. Three days after requesting a trade due to a recent string of healthy scratches under head coach Pat Quinn, Reggie Leach returned to the Flyers' lineup and played in the next 11 games through mid-March; however, after Quinn was fired, Leach was scratched for the first two games under new coach Bob McCammon and then waived March 24th.
November 18, 1982 -- Ron Flockhart's third period goal completed a rally in Philly's 3-2 home win. Calgary led 2-0 6:44 into the game but goals by Bill Barber and Lindsay Carson tied the score in the first period. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves including one off a penalty shot by Lanny McDonald about two minutes after the Flyers went ahead 3-2. Lindbergh was told by teammate Darryl Sittler, who played with McDonald in Toronto, "Don't expect a deke, he'll shoot high" which is precisely what happened. Ilkka Sinisalo, who picked up two minors in the first 13 minutes of the game, made his season debut after missing the first 19 games due to a broken collarbone suffered in a September scrimmage held at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Maine.
December 30, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke had three points in Philly's 6-3 win, in front of 7,242 in the Flyers' final trip to the Calgary Corral. With the Flames ahead 2-1, Behn Wilson was ejected late in the first period and amassed 17 PIMs to Jim Peplinski's two but the Flames couldn't capitalize on the 5-minute PP. In the early second period, Bob Hoffmeyer and Paul Evans tallied in under two minutes to give Philly a 3-2 advantage. Mark Howe added a key goal in the final minute of the second period to make it 4-2. In the third period, Paul Holmgren scored about three minutes after Guy Chouinard made it 4-3.
January 20, 1983 -- The Flyers recorded regular season win #600 and Darryl Sittler became the 17th NHL player to record 1,000th career points in a 5-2 home victory. Sittler's 1,000th point was also his 30th goal of the season on a shot estimated at 60-feet which beat Don Edwards. They scored four straight second period goals and Bill Barber (2-1-3) had three points in that eruption.
November 23, 1983 -- Philly won the eighth straight regular season meeting in this series, 8-5 in Calgary's new Olympic Saddledome which had its first NHL game the prior month. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) sparked the Flyers. Pelle Lindbergh (9 saves, 12 shots) was replaced by Bob Froese (22 saves, 24 shots) following the first period. The Flames 3-2 after one as Reggie Lemelin made 19 saves. Miroslav Dvorak made it 5-4 midway in the second period and the Flyers led the balance of the game.
March 1, 1984 -- Reggie Lemelin made 22 saves and Eddy Beers and Hakan Loob had two points each in the Flames' 5-1 home win. The Flyers won the prior eight games in this series.
March 11, 1984 -- The Flyers scored three times within a 48-second span during the first period of a 3-2 home win. Thirty-one seconds after Dave Poulin's PPG tied the game, Len Hachborn made it 2-1 then Glen Cochrane added a third goal 17 seconds later. Bob Froese made 36 saves. Reggie Lemelin stopped 38 shots in a loss.
January 3, 1985 -- Hakan Loob's third period goal snapped a tie and lifted Calgary to a 4-3 home win. Reggie Lemelin made 29 saves in the victory. Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves in defeat. With 49 seconds to play, Tim Kerr was tossed while Ron Sutter (0-2-2) and Charlie Bourgeois were issued double minors apiece.
January 13, 1985 -- Brian Propp (3-0-3), Dave Poulin (1-3-4 - SHG - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fa-G0OjrW4 ), Tim Kerr (1-3-4), Brad McCrimmon (0-3-3) and Pelle Lindbergh (24 saves) led the Flyers to a 7-1 home win. The Flyers tied a team record with three SHGs and coupled with a pair of PPGs, those five special team goals gave Philly a 5-0 lead 7:34 into the second period. Propp scored consecutive SHGs in the second period (the second time a Flyers' player scored two SHGs in the same period) for the fourth and fifth goals of the night. It was his fourth NHL hat trick and third against Calgary. Among the fights, Dave Brown vs. Jim Peplinski ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpM3...eature=related ) and Brown vs. Tim Hunter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVz-n6MAAA ). Later, Propp received a match penalty for slashing (intent to injure) Hunter who then chased after Propp. At a hearing, the Flyers argued that it was a retaliatory hit but Propp received a four-game suspension while Lanny McDonald got a 3-game suspension for being the first player to leave the bench which started a brawl. Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP7Jaexn1rs
February 24, 1985 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 31 saves and the Flyers concluded a six-game homestand with a perfect record with a 4-1 win. Brian Propp, Dave Poulin and Ron Sutter each had a goal and an assist and Rick Tocchet finished the scoring. The Flyers won a regular season game for the 700th time and owned a record of 700-443-254.
December 28, 1985 -- Ron Sutter scored with 5:44 to play and the Flyers rebounded from blowing a 4-0 lead to win 6-5 in Calgary. Dave Poulin scored in the opening minute and the Flyers led 4-0 12:20 into the game. Calgary cut the lead in half with two early goals in the second period and after Peter Zezel (2-1-3) made it 5-2 the Flames scored twice to cut the Flyers lead to 5-4 through two periods. Lanny McDonald made it 5-5 in the third period. Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) had three points. Rick Tocchet picked up an intent-to-injure major for head-butting during a fight with Jim Peplinski 16 seconds after the Flyers went up by three goals. Dave Brown and Tim Hunter fought in the last minute of the second period.
January 12, 1986 -- Bob Froese made 35 saves, including 14 in each of the last two periods, and the Flyers sent the Flames to their ninth straight road loss with a 3-0 win. Philly scored two PPGs and one SHG. Tim Kerr scored in the first period and Brian Propp had two points in the second period. The Flyers improved to 13-2-0 in the last 15 regular season games against the Flames including 13 straight wins at home in this series.
February 27, 1986 -- Calgary out-scored Philly 5-1 in the second period and Reggie Lemelin made 45 saves in the Flames' 7-4 home win. Joe Mullen (1-2-3) led the offense. The Flames had three PPGs and one SHG. Eleven different skaters scored. The Flyers held a 49-30 shots advantage including 31-18 through two periods but trailed 6-1. The Flyers scored three straight goals in the third period to make it 6-4. Bob Froese and Darren Jensen each surrendered three goals (one ENG). Dave Brown fought Tim Hunter and Jim Peplinski. Rick Tocchet fought Paul Baxter and Neil Sheehy.
December 11, 1986 -- Lindsay Carson (2-0-2) put Philly ahead 4-3 with 6:47 to play then added an ENG in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. The Flyers dominated the third period 18-5 in shots. Pelle Eklund, Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet and Ron Sutter also had two points each. Ron Hextall made 18 saves. Reggie Lemelin made 32 saves for the Flames.
February 16, 1987 -- Reggie Lemelin made 23 saves and Joey Mullen (2-0-2) scored twice as the Flames snapped a 15-game losing skid in the Spectrum with a 5-0 win. Joel Otto (1-1-2) and Hakan Loob (1-1-2) had two points. The Flames dominated the first period 2-0 in goals and 16-5 in shots. The Flyers were 10-0-0 all-time in Philadelphia against the Calgary Flames. Mike Keenan said "That game was our worst at home in three years." Rick Tocchet fought Jim Peplinski fought and Don Nachbaur battled Joel Otto.
February 26, 1987 -- Lanny McDonald scored with 5:24 to play in Calgary's 4-3 home win. Mike Bullard (2-0-2), chosen the game's top star, scored twice and Mike Vernon had 29 saves. Ron Hextall, who had an assist, was selected as second star with 27 saves, several sensational. Peter Zezel's 30th goal gave Philly a 3-2 lead.
August 26, 1987 -- Brad McCrimmon, in a contract dispute, was traded to Calgary for the Flames' 3rd round choice (used to pick Dominic Roussel) in the 1988 Entry Draft and 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto, Steve Bancroft was chosen) in the 1989 Entry Draft. The prior season, McCrimmon, in the option year of his contract, left the Flyers' training camp in September after a dispute and was suspended. He reached a contract agreement with the Flyers about five weeks later, in late October 1986. It was reported that McCrimmon made $160,000 in the 1986-87 season and the Flyers offered him a contract around $225,000, while McCrimmon's camp asked for about $250,000. In 2011, GM Bob Clarke said of the move “I traded a couple guys I never should have. Davey Poulin (to Boston) and Brad McCrimmon (to Calgary)."
December 31, 1987 -- Gary Suter's PPG with eight seconds remaining beat Mark Laforest and gave the Flames a 5-4 win in Calgary on New Years' Eve. Suter (2-1-3) and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-2-3) led the Flames' offense. Calgary had three PPGs to the Flyers two. The Flyers led 2-0 but trailed 4-2 before tying the game 4-4. Pelle Eklund scored twice. Rick Tocchet and Jim Peplinski fought for their third hookup.
February 12, 1988 --Mike Vernon made 34 saves and despite being outshot 36-15, the Flames recorded a 3-2 win in Philly. Gary Suter (1-1-2) had two points. Mike Bullard gave Calgary a 3-1 lead in the third period. Peter Zezel, who earlier suffered a seven-stitch cut from Mike Vernon's stick, scored the game's final goal.
March 3, 1988 -- Hakan Loob (4-0-4) had four goals and the Flames launched 50 shots in a 6-3 win at home. The Flames returned home after the longest road trip in NHL history, 11 games (5-5-1 record) due to the Olympics in Calgary. The Flames led 3-0 in the first period but the Flyers rallied when Brian Propp (1-1-2) tied the game near the midway point of the second period. Jim Peplinski scored the GWG. Ron Hextall (38 saves, 44 shots) was replaced by Mark Laforest (6 saves, 6 shots) after Calgary went ahead 6-3. The Flames held a 50-28 shots advantage including 19-4 in the third period. Willie Huber, in what would be his final NHL season, made his Flyers' debut and scored the team's second goal. Rick Tocchet picked up an assist and added to his sizzling streak of 22 points (14-8-22) during a 10-game point streak; however, Tocchet suffered a strained left shoulder and he missed the next six contests and 11 of the final 16 regular season games.
October 23, 1988 -- Jim Peplinski scored with 37 seconds left in OT to give the Flames a 5-4 win in Philly. The Flyers held four one-goal leads. Rick Tocchet (2-2-4) had four points. Hakan Loob's second goal of the game with 1:21 to play in the third period evened the game. Ron Hextall made 36 saves.
November 10, 1988 -- Joe Nieuwendyk's tip-in gave Calgary a 3-2 OT victory in Philadelphia. Mike Vernon made 27 saves. Derrick Smith tied the game with 5:13 left in regulation. Mark Laforest made 24 saves.
February 28, 1989 -- Joey Mullen (1-3-4) and Mike Vernon's 22 saves led Calgary to a 6-3 home win. The Flames dominated the opening period, 15-4 in shots and 4-1 on the scoreboard. Ron Hextall (11 saves, 15 shots) was replaced by Mark Laforest (11 saves, 13 shots) after the first period. Mark Howe suffered a sprained left knee and did not return until March 23, 1989.
October 15, 1989 -- Mike Vernon made 23 saves and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-1-2) had two points in Calgary's 3-2 home win, the Flames' ninth straight in this series. The Flames scored two PPGs in the second period. The Flyers scored twice in the third period. Ken Wregget made 24 saves in the loss.
January 2, 1990 -- The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Calgary. Ken Wregget made 36 saves for the Flyers and Rick Wamsley made 34 stops for the Flames. The Flyers' PP was 2-for-3. Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) led the Flyers. Jamie Macoun (0-3-3), Sergei Makarov (0-3-3) and Gary Roberts (2-0-2) led the Flames and Paul Ranheim tied the game with under eight minutes to play. The tie ended Calgary's nine-game winning streak in this series. The last tie in this series happened 41 games ago in 1978. Brian Propp (1-1-2) had two points in his return to the lineup after missing twenty games due to hand surgery for a blood clot; he last played November 18.
March 1, 1990 -- Brian Propp (1-1-2), in his final game as a Flyer, scored the game's first goal and Ken Wregget made 34 saves in a 4-2 win at Calgary. Propp was traded to Boston the following day. Tim Kerr also had a goal and an assist. Theo Fleury was ejected near the game's midway point for a high-sticking major. The Flyers ended a 10-game skid (0-9-1) in this series with a 4-2 road victory.
November 8, 1990 -- Eight different Flames scored and Sergei Makarov (1-3-4) and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-3-4) each had four points in Calgary's 8-2 win at Philly. The Flames out-scored the Flyers 5-1 in the third period, the teams combined for four goals in the opening 2:21 and five goals in the first 6:31 of the same period. Mike Vernon improved to 8-1-0 against the Flyers and made 25 saves. Pete Peeters made 36 saves in the loss.
January 22, 1991 -- Ron Hextall made 29 saves and helped the Flyers snap a 6-game home losing streak in this series with a 4-3 win. The line of Murray Craven (2-1-3), Scott Mellanby (2-1-3) and Martin Hostak (0-3-3) led the offense and recorded nine of the 11 individual points in the game. The Flyers also defeated Mike Vernon for just the second time in 10 decisions (2-8-0). Terry Carkner and Joel Otto fought with three seconds left in the second period.
March 7, 1991 -- Sergei Makarov snapped a 2-2 tie with 4:19 to play and Theo Fleury scered twice in Calgary's 4-2 home win. The Flames scored three third period goals. Rick Wamsley made 23 saves.
December 28, 1991 -- Mike Vernon made 29 saves and Theo Fleury scored twice in the Flames' 5-1 home win. The Flyers outshot the Flames 25-15 over the last two periods but were out-scored 4-1.
February 27, 1992 -- Dominic Roussel recorded his first NHL shutout as he stopped 20 shots in Philly's 3-0 win in Calgary. Keith Acton snapped a scoreless tie late in the second period and Mark Pederson added two assists on third period goals by Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen.
March 11, 1992 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored 1:54 into OT to lift Philly 5-4 at home. Gary Roberts (2-1-3) scored twice to give Calgary a 3-0 lead but the Flyers responded with four goals in the second period and the score was even 4-4 after 40 minutes. Mike Vernon made 28 saves but the Flyers managed to score more than four goals against him for the only time in what would be 26 career regular season meetings.
January 2, 1993 -- Mike Vernon made 21 saves, Gary Roberts and Paul Ranheim each had two goals and the Flames scored five times in the third period en route to a 7-3 home win. The game was tied 2-2 until Gary Suter scored 6:18 into the third period. The Flames scored five times on 11 shots in the third period. Claude Boivin suffered a major left knee injury after a collision with Ronnie Stern and missed the rest of the regular season. Boivin underwent reconstructive surgery (January 18, 1993) as he received an anterior cruciate ligament transplant from a cadaver and also repaired a cartilage tear. Boivin suffered a setback during the 1993 preseason with a sprained left knee during a collision, returned in late October for one game, then had arthroscopic surgery which kept him out though December 4, 1993.
January 14, 1993 -- Garry Galley's PPG with 7:21 remaining gave the Flyers a 4-4 OT tie in Philly. Kevin Dineen scored earlier in the third period to bring Philly within a goal. Tommy Soderstrom made 23 saves including four in overtime. Mark Recchi (0-3-3) had three points playing on a line with Greg Paslawski and Brent Fedyk, both of whom scored. Mike Vernon made 33 saves and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-2-3) had three points for the Flames.
February 16, 1993 --Tommy Soderstrom starred as the teams skated to a 4-4 tie in front of 7,973 spectators in the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. The game was designated a home game for Calgary, part of the NHL's "Neutral ice" schedule) Soderstrom replaced Dominic Roussel at the start of the second period and stopped all 29 shots he faced. Brent Fedyk had the lone goal in the third period. Each squad had 42 shots including Calgary's 3-0 edge in OT. The Flames led 4-2 after one period, scoring their fourth goal with six seconds left. Mike Vernon made 38 saves. Mark Recchi had three assists giving him six assists in the last two games in this series.
December 4, 1993 -- Joe Nieuwendyk scored twice (2-1-3), including once in the opening minute, and Mike Vernon made 23 saves in Calgary's 6-0 home win. Calgary held a 44-23 shots advantage. Tommy Soderstrom (18 saves, 22 shots) was replaced by Dominic Roussel (20 saves, 22 shots) with the Flames leading 4-0.
March 31, 1994 -- Mike Vernon made 36 saves and Theo Fleury (3-0-3) had a hat trick in the Flames' 4-1 win in Philly. The Flyers outshot Calgary 30-15 through two periods but trailed 2-1. Vernon improved to 12-4-2 in 18 meetings against the Flyers; this was his last appearance for the Flames against Philly.
November 9, 1995 -- In his first appearance against his former team, Joel Otto's (1-1-2) third period PPG snapped a scoreless tie and Mikael Renberg added a pair in Philly's 3-1 home win. Otto replaced the injured Eric Lindros on the "Legion of Doom" Line. Ron Hextall returned to the lineup after missing nine games due to a hamstring injury. Pavel Torgayev scored one of his six career NHL goals for Calgary. Philly outshot the Flames 30-20. The Flyers' PK was 7-for-7. Head coach Terry Murray recorded his 200th NHL victory.
December 29, 1995 -- Pat Falloon scored when a deflected shot hit the skate of a Calgary defender with 2:30 to play in the Flyers' 3-2 road win. Ron Hextall made 25 saves. Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg scored PPGs. Renberg suffered strained abdominal muscles and was scratched the following game at Vancouver; the injury severely hampered his effectiveness for much of the rest of the regular season.
October 13, 1996 -- Trevor Kidd made 27 stops and German Titov scored a second period PPG in Calgary's 1-0 win at Philly. Ron Hextall made 22 saves for the Flyers who were missing Eric Lindros. Dan Kordic fought Sasha Lakovic -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f6t6EmzvGo
December 29, 1996 --Ron Hextall made 26 saves and John LeClair's second goal snapped a 2-2 third period tie in Philly's 4-2 road win. Dale Hawerchuk added a goal and an assist. Eric Lindros recorded a point in his 13th straight game. Trevor Kidd made 35 saves. The Flyers improved their W-L-T record to 11-0-2 in the last 13 games and tied Florida and Colorado with an NHL-best 49 points. Coupled with a prior win at Edmonton, the Flyers completed the Alberta sweep for the first time (16 seasons).
October 23, 1997 -- John LeClair scored with 1:53 to play to lift the Flyers to a 4-3 home win. Flames' goalie Dwayne Roloson (30 saves) lost his stick and failed in his attempt to dive on the puck giving LeClair an open net after he received the pass from Vinnie Prospal. Garth Snow made 20 saves for the win. Rod Brind'Amour and Chris Gratton each had two points. Calgary's leaders included Marty McInnis (2-0-2) and Theo Fleury (1-2-3). Dan Kordic fought Calgary's Sandy McCarthy:
December 27, 1997 -- Calgary led 2-0 at the 4:45 mark and skated to a 5-2 home win. The Flyers drew to within 3-2 in the third period but Jamie Allison secured the victory with a goal. Dwayne Roloson made 25 saves and Michael Nylander (1-1-2) and Jerome Iginla (1-1-2) had two points each.
December 17, 1998 -- Calgary rallied from a 3-1 hole to finish in a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers led 2-0 after two periods and 3-1 in the third until Jeff Shantz and Cory Stillman scored. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 39 shots for the Flames, including 18-for-18 in the first period and 29 of 31 after two periods. In the first of three fights, Luke Richardson fought Ed Ward; then Eric Lindros defeated an overmatched Cale Hulse ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0TpBe71CMU ) and Roman Vopat fought Jarome Iginla ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3WtwnF-lWI ). Lindros won 18 of 25 faceoffs and the Flyers were +14 in the category.
December 29, 1998 -- Valeri Zelepukin's OT goal completed a Flyers' rally 4-3 in Calgary. Philly was down 3-1 after two periods but Dainius Zubrus' SHG and Dan McGillis' tying goal from near center ice came in the third period. Ron Hextall made 24 saves. Eric Lindros suffered a mild concussion, the second of his career, after being hit by Jim Wiemer, which resulted in him missing the next two games. Lindros won 13 of 16 faceoffs. Karl Dykhuis, in his first game in his return to the Flyers, suffered a fractured sinus cavity after being hit with a stick and missed the next game. The Flames' Andrei Trefilov, acquired earlier in the day from Chicago, made 33 saves. The game was aired on ESPN2.
December 27, 1999 -- The Flyers scored four times in the third period, including two by John LeClair (2-1-3), in a span of 5:14 en route to a 5-1 win at Calgary. Philly outshot Calgary 31-13 including 13-5 in the decisive final period. John Vanbiesbrouck made 12 saves and also had an assist. Mark Recchi scored the 350th goal of his career. Flames' goalie Fred Brathwaite entered the game as the NHL's leader in GAA and save percentage and was named the most recent Player of the Week. Keith Jones and Bill Lindsay fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq305kzWGL8).
March 8, 2001 -- Keith Primeau (3-1-4) scored in each period for his first Flyers' hat trick and Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves in a 5-2 home win. Philly held a 16-4 shot advantage in the first period and a 1-0 lead. The Flyers scored twice on six shots in the second period. Jarome Iginla scored both Calgary goals. Ex-Flyer Ron Sutter, who signed with Calgary the prior month, won 10 of 13 faceoffs. marc Savard won 9 of 10 draws and Calgary was +13 in the category. Daymond Langkow's consecutive games played streak ended at 227 due to fractures in both feet; he missed eleven games and did not return until April 3, 2001.
March 22, 2001 -- Marc Savard scored the GWG with 6:51 remaining and ex-Flyer Ron Sutter (1-1-2) had two points in the Flames' 3-1 home win. Sutter's tying goal was his first goal in 16 games since signing with the Flames. The Flyers were held to 16 shots including a franchise-low one shot in the second period. Greg Gilbert won for the first time as Calgary's coach, in his fifth try.
March 7, 2002 -- Roman Turek made 33 saves and Dean McAmmond netted the GWG in Calgary's 4-2 win at Philly. With the Flames up 3-2 and two minutes remaining, Mark Recchi was assessed a 5-minute elbowing major for a shot to the head of Denis Gauthier which led to a Jerome Iginla (1-1-2) ENG; Recchi was suspended for two games.
October 12, 2002 -- Philly stunned the Flames with a 5-4 win at Calgary scoring three times in the final six minutes. The Flyers trailed 4-2 with 5:47 to play and won in regulation. Mark Recchi (3-1-4), who registered his fifth career hat trick, and Jeremy Roenick (1-2-3) combined for seven points, six of which came during the impressive rally. Roenick scored the GWG with 1:10 to play and seven seconds into a penalty by Jarome Iginla for goalie interference. Prior to that, Recchi scored consecutive goals in a span of 1:45 to complete a hat trick. The last two Flyers' goals were via the PP. Calgary scored four times in the second period, including three PPGs in a span of 2:35 -- two by Martin Gelinas (2-1-3) -- and held a 4-2 lead into the final six minutes. Chris Drury (0-3-3) had three assists and each came in the flurry of PPGs. The Flyers had four minors (Calgary had zero) whistled against them in under four minutes. The Flyers went 2-for-10 on PPs while Calgary was 2-for-9 on PPs. The Flyers won 50 of 89 faceoffs. Craig Berube, who played for Calgary in this game, appeared in his 1,000th NHL regular season game, received gifts from both organizations prior to the game, and said "It means a lot to me, because [the Flyers] gave me my first opportunity to play. To do it against them - I could not have picked a more perfect team."
December 16, 2003 -- Dean McAmmond scored in the third period and overtime lifting the Flames to a 3-2 win at Philly. McAmmond tied the game 9:50 into the third period and won it with 1:17 to play. Mikka Kiprusoff made 35 saves. Jeremy Roenick collected his 1,100th NHL point. Keith Primeau and Rhett Warrener among others mix it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TZUf...layer_embedded
December 6, 2005 -- Mike Richards' backhander was the only goal and Antero Niittymaki made 28 saves and stopped all three Flames' shots (Kristian Huselius, Jarome Iginla and Tony Amonte) in the shootout for his first NHL shutout in the Flyers' 1-0 shootout victory in Philadelphia. Mikka Kiprusoff made 37 saves, including 15 in the third period and Mike Knuble's breakaway with 37.5 seconds to play in OT. It was the first game in NHL history to be scoreless and decided via the shootout. The victory came with a price as Eric Desjardins left the game in the first period with a dislocated shoulder after colliding with Darren McCarty; he missed the next 29 games and did not return until February 8, 2006.
October 4, 2007 -- In the season opener, Daniel Briere (2-0-2), making his Flyers' debut, scored a dazzling goal with 1:48 left in regulation lifting the Flyers to a 3-2 win at Calgary. Briere, who scored 3:12 into the game, and Mike Knuble gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead but Daymond Langkow evened the score with two PPGs. Briere, Knuble and Simon Gagne each had two points and Martin Biron made 24 saves. Mike Keenan made his debut as the Flames' head coach.
February 20, 2008 -- Jim Vandermeer was traded by Philadelphia for Calgary's 3rd round choice (Adam Morrison) in the 2009 Entry Draft.
March 5, 2009 -- Mikka Kiprusoff made 35 saves and Calgary led 4-0 after the first period en route to a 5-1 win in Philadelphia. Olli Jokinen (2-0-2), who was named the game's top star, and Jordan Leopold (1-0-1) were both acquired in separate deadline deals the prior day. Other scorers were Mike Cammalleri (1-2-3) and Craig Conroy (1-1-2). Calgary outshot Philly 41-36. Antero Niittymaki was replaced after the opening period by Martin Biron who made 21 saves on 22 shots.
February 1, 2010 -- Ray Emery made 18 saves and Mike Richards (2-0-2) scored twice, including his 100th career goal, in the Flyers' 3-0 win at Calgary. Claude Giroux scored on a breakaway, off a nice feed from Arron Asham, to make it 2-0. Jeff Carter won 11 of 14 faceoffs. It would be the last game Emery played that season as he had right hip surgery on April 1st. The game was played one day following a Toronto-Calgary blockbuster trade featuring Dion Phaneuf. After the game, the Flames dealt Olli Jokinen to the Rangers in another major trade. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxBRTDFUOUE
November 26, 2010 -- Rene Bourque's shootout goal gave Calgary a 3-2 (SO) win in Philadelphia on Black Friday. The Flyers lost the shootout 2-1: Claude Giroux (goal), Danny Briere (miss) and Mike Richards (miss) vs. Alex Tanguay (goal), Niklas Hagman (goal) and Bourque (goal). Miikka Kiprusoff made 34 saves. Steve Staios scored the lone goal in the third period. The Flyers' PP went 0-for-6 and was mired in a 1-for-32 slump. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots. The game was highlighted by a controversial call in OT against Chris Pronger who was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct canceling an apparent GWG. Television replays showed that referee Ghislain Hebert failed to signal a penalty but waved off the goal. Pronger said afterwards “I wasn’t turned around at him waving in his face. I had my arm out and put my arm back on my stick and the puck went in the net. It’s infuriating. It should have been two points instead of one. All you have to do is watch the replay.” Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7q5NGxXzWM
February 25, 2012 -- Matt Read scored in the fifth round of the shootout (won 2-1) giving the Flyers a 5-4 victory at Calgary. The Flyers rallied from 3-0 down, the third time this season the team overcame a 3-goal deficit to win. The Flames led 2-0 5:17 into the game and extended the lead to 3-0 on a SHG with 7:55 left in the second period. Jake Voracek and Bryadon Coburn scored late second period goals to cut the score to 3-2. In the third period, Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) scored twice which sandwiched a penalty shot goal by Alex Tanguay (1-1-2) with 9:11 left in regulation that put the Flames' ahead 4-3. Mike Cammalleri scored in the third round of the shootout but Claude Giroux matched it. The Flyers held a 45-21 shots advantage including 30-13 through two periods. Ilya Bryzgalov made 17 saves in regulation and Calgary went 1-for-5 in the shootout. Miikka Kiprusoff made 41 saves. The Flames scored a PPG, a SHG, a goal at even-strength, a penalty shot and on a shootout. Hartnell and Mark Giordano fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1N_fuCM68o). Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgkihIIT7Ks
December 31, 2013 -- The Flyers ended the 2013 calendar year with a 4-1 win at Calgary. It was just the second time in franchise history the Flyers swept Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary in the same road trip and was last done in 1996 (the Flyers went 2-0-1 in 1983). Brayden Schenn (1-2-3) had the GWG with 1:29 left in the second period and three points and Ray Emery made 23 saves. Calgary tied the game 1-1 and ended 159:35 of scoreless play. Mark Streit and Braydon Coburn scored and gave Flyers' defensemen 11 goals in the last 12 games.
In a neutral site game played in the Target Center in Minneapolis, Philly rallied from a 3-0 deficit with about 25 minutes left to win 4-3 against Boston. Mark Recchi evened the score with about six minutes left then Eric Lindros netted the GWG at 17:43. The line of Recchi, Lindros and Mikael Renberg each had a goal and two assists. The Flyers scored three times on nine shots in the third period against ex-Minnesota North Star Jon Casey. At one point, Boston led 3-0 with a 21-7 shots advantage. Attendance was 10,855.
Meszaros is such a disgrace. I feel legit bad for Luke Schenn. How much longer until Gus is back? It's pathetic that I'm hoping Hal Gill is in the lineup, but I'll take him all day over Meszaros.
At this point it's baffling to me why Meszaros still doesn't get waived.
You don't want to play Hal Gill? Ok, got it.
With Alt, Manning and Gervais they have some options on the Phantoms roster who should do much better. And no, you can't "showcase" or "gauge any interest" for someone who flat out sucks on every shift as bad as he does.
Berube changed the team positively on many parts but his decisions on the D pairings are questionable and will at some point, cost us, dearly.
I'd like to see Alt get a call up. Good stay at home guy who plays a smart game.
Yea I really think we need to give the kids some playing time. If this game was closer to the east coast I wonder if we could see that. Maybe the next game.
I really like berubes attitude after the game. For those that didn't see it he was very short saying that our D was horrible. Perfect timing with a bad team coming up after a big win too interms of keeping the players motivated. D needs to be far far better. Too many times this year we have both guys staring at the shooter. Mez has to be benched