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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (19-8-7) vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (18-6-7)

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FLYERS' NOTES:
  • The Flyers are 15-2-4 in the last 21 games.
  • The Flyers are 15-1-4 when scoring the first goal of a game.
  • The Flyers are 13-1-2 when leading after the second period.
  • The Flyers have 30 goals in their last five home games.
  • The Flyers are 10-0-2 in their last 12 on home ice.
  • The Flyers are 5-7 in games decided beyond regulation.

FLYERS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • 12 Simon Gagne -- 18 Mike Richards -- 22 Mike Knuble
  • 19 Scott Hartnell -- 17 Jeff Carter -- 15 Joffrey Lupul
  • 45 Arron Asham -- 13 Glen Metropolit -- 28 Claude Giroux
  • 32 Riley Cote -- 36 Darroll Powe -- 24 Josh Gratton
  • 46 Jonathon Kalinski (probable scratch)

Defensemen:
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
  • 5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle
  • 47 Luca Sbisa/41 Andrew Alberts --6 Randy Jones

Goalies:
  • 30 Antero Nittymaki
  • 43 Martin Biron (possible starter)

FLYERS' INJURIES:
  • 2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on injured reserve.
  • 9 Scottie Upshall (sprained right knee) is out of action a minimum of 10-14 days beginning with December 22.
  • 13 Glen Metropolit has been suffering from a lower body injury but is projected to play tonight.
  • 48 Danny Briere was expected to miss about 4-5 weeks from December 3. From Paul Holmgren: "Danny had an MRI (December 3) on his stomach and groin area. There weren't any issues at all with his stomach but there is a significant groin strain in there and we're looking at Danny to be out of the lineup for 4-5 weeks." He was placed on LTIR, December 16 retroactive to December 3. He could return the first week of January.
  • 77 Ryan Parent (right shoulder surgery) was expected to be out about 12-14 weeks from early October and is on injured reserve. Practiced with the team for the first time, November 25. He could return during this road trip.

FLYERS' ROSTER:
Forwards:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 30 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
  • 48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
  • 17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 23 London, ON, CAN
  • 32 Riley Cote 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 28 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
  • 28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 20 Hearst, ON, CAN
  • 24 Josh Gratton 6' 2" 214 Sep 9, 1982 Brantford, Ontario
  • 19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, CAN
  • 46 Jonathon Kalinski 6' 1" 175 May 25, 1987 21 Bonnyville, AB, CAN
  • 22 Mike Knuble 6' 3" 230 Jul 4, 1972 36 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 15 Joffrey Lupul 6' 1" 205 Sep 23, 1983 25 Fort Saskatchewan, AB, CAN
  • 13 Glen Metropolit 5' 10" 195 Jun 25, 1974 34 Toronto, ON, CAN
  • 36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22 '85 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • 18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 23 Kenora, ON, CAN
  • 9 Scottie Upshall 6' 0" 197 Oct 7, 1983 25 Fort McMurray, AB, CAN
Defensemen:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 41 Andrew Alberts 6' 5" 218 Jun 30, 1981 27 Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 25 Matt Carle 6' 0" 205 Sep 25, 1984 24 Anchorage, AK, USA
  • 5 Braydon Coburn 6' 5" 220 Feb 27, 1985 23 Calgary, AB, CAN
  • 2 Derian Hatcher ** 6' 5" 235 Jun 4, 1972 36 Sterling Heights, MI, USA
  • 6 Randy Jones 6' 2" 200 Jul 23, 1981 27 Quispamsis, NB, CAN
  • 3 Lasse Kukkonen 6' 0" 190 Sep 18, 1981 27 Oulu, FIN
  • 77 Ryan Parent ** 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
  • 47 Luca Sbisa 6' 2" 190 Jan 30, 1990 18 Ozieri, ITA
  • 44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN
  • 23 Ossi Vaananen 6' 4" 215 Aug 18, 1980 28 Vantaa, FIN

Goalies:
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 43 Martin Biron 6' 3" 180 Aug 15, 1977 31 Lac St. Charles, QC, CAN
  • 30 Antero Niittymaki 6' 1" 195 Jun 18, 1980 28 Turku, FIN
INJURED RESERVE
FLYERS' STATS:


BLACKHAWKS' POSSIBLE LINEUP:
Forwards:
  • Dustin Byfuglien, Jonathan Toews, Troy Brouwer
  • Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg
  • Martin Havlat, Dave Bolland, Andrew Ladd
  • Ben Eager, Colin Fraser, Craig Adams

Defense:
  • Brian Campbell, Brent Seabrook
  • Duncan Keith, Matt Walker
  • Aaron Johnson, Brent Sopel
  • Cam Barker is a probable scratch.

Goalies:
  • Nikolai Khabibulin (probable starter)
  • Cristobal Huet


BLACKHAWKS' INJURIES:
  • Adam Burish is on injured reserve with a broken toe.
  • Aaron Johnson has recovered from a rib injury, has been activated today and is scheduled to play tonight.

BLACKHAWKS' ROSTER:
Forwards
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 28 Craig Adams 6' 0" 197 Apr 26, 1977 31 Seria, BRN
  • 36 Dave Bolland 6' 0" 181 Jun 5, 1986 22 Mimico, ON, CAN
  • 22 Troy Brouwer 6' 2" 213 Aug 17, 1985 23 Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • 37 Adam Burish 6' 1" 189 Jan 6, 1983 25 Madison, WI, USA
  • 33 Dustin Byfuglien 6' 3" 247 Mar 27, 1985 23 Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 55 Ben Eager 6' 2" 220 Jan 22, 1984 24 Ottawa, ON, CAN
  • 46 Colin Fraser 6' 1" 188 Jan 28, 1985 23 Sicamous, BC, CAN
  • 24 Martin Havlat 6' 2" 217 Apr 19, 1981 27 Mlada Boleslav, CZE
  • 88 Patrick Kane 5' 10" 175 Nov 19, 1988 20 Buffalo, NY, USA
  • 16 Andrew Ladd 6' 2" 198 Dec 12, 1985 23 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN
  • 10 Patrick Sharp "A" 6' 1" 197 Dec 27, 1981 26 Thunder Bay, ON, CAN
  • 19 Jonathan Toews "C" 6' 2" 209 Apr 29, 1988 20 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 32 Kris Versteeg 5' 10" 180 May 13, 1986 22 Lethbridge, AB, CAN

Defensemen
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 25 Cam Barker 6' 3" 213 Apr 4, 1986 22 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 51 Brian Campbell 6' 0" 188 May 23, 1979 29 Strathroy, ON, CAN
  • 23 Aaron Johnson 6' 1" 211 Apr 30, 1983 25 Port Hawkesbury, NS, CAN
  • 2 Duncan Keith "A" 6' 1" 194 Jul 16, 1983 25 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • 7 Brent Seabrook 6' 3" 220 Apr 20, 1985 23 Richmond, BC, CAN
  • 5 Brent Sopel 6' 1" 211 Jan 7, 1977 31 Calgary, AB, CAN
  • 8 Matt Walker 6' 3" 214 Apr 7, 1980 28 Beaverlodge, AB, CAN
  • 43 James Wisniewski 6' 0" 207 Feb 21, 1984 24 Canton, MI, USA

Goalies
  • # Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
  • 38 Cristobal Huet 6' 1" 205 Sep 3, 1975 33 St-Martin-d'Hères, FRA
  • 39 Nikolai Khabibulin 6' 1" 209 Jan 13, 1973 35 Sverdlovsk, RUS


BLACKHAWKS' STATS:
FLYERS-BLACKHAWKS' SERIES HISTORY:
Current and Miscellaneous:
  • The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL record is 51-42-30-0 in regular season play.
  • The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL at Philadelphia is 36-16-11-0.
  • The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL at Chicago is 15-26-19-0.
  • The Flyers have won the last six meetings and 12 of the last 13 contests. The Flyers are 17-3-6-0 in the last 26 games.
  • The Flyers have won the last seven home games. Chicago last won in Philadelphia in November 1996.
  • Also, the Flyers were swept 4-0 in a 1971 playoff series by Chicago.
  • The Flyers have won the last two games played in Chicago. The Blackhawks last home win came in November 2001.

1960s:
  • November 29, 1967 -- In the first meeting between the squads, the Hawks won 3-1 in Chicago Stadium. Bobby Hull scored the first goal in this series, 7:21 into the second period. Doug Mohns scored twice and Denis Dejordy made 23 saves.
  • December 10, 1967 -- Dennis Dejordy made 30 saves and Bobby Hull scored two goals in Chicago's 3-0 win, the first time the teams met in Philadelphia. Doug Favell made 30 saves in the loss.
  • December 23, 1967 -- Stan Mikita and Kenny Wharram each had a goal and an assist in Chicago's 3-2 home win.
  • February 3, 1968 -- The Flyers won for the first time in this series, after an 0-3-0 start, 5-3 in the Spectrum. Forbes Kennedy (1-2-3), who scored with just under five minutes to play to snap a 3-3 tie, and Pat Hannigan (2-1-3), who scored two goals that gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead, led the offense. Bernie Parent made 33 saves. The Flyers led 3-0 but Chicago rallied for three straight goals.
  • January 2, 1969 -- The Flyers' Jim Johnson scored in the third period and the teams played to a 2-2 tie in the Spectrum. Doug Favell made 33 saves.
  • January 23, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves in a 2-2 tie in Chicago. Dick Sarrazin and Jean-Guy Gendron scored PPGs 16 seconds apart for the Flyers. The two players, along with Andre Lacroix, accounted for all six points. Gilles Marotte was in the box for a five-minute boarding major and then Bobby Hull later joined him with a minor penalty.
  • January 30, 1969 -- In their most decisive loss ever, the Flyers were demolished 12-0 in the Spectrum. The Hawks led 3-0 on three SHGs, including the first two while killing the same penalty, and had a 6-0 lead after the first period which increased to 9-0 after two periods. Dennis Hull (2-3-5) and Pit Martin (1-4-5, four points in the first period) had five-point outings. Jim Pappin (3-0-3), Eric Nesterenko (1-2-3), Chico Maki (1-2-3), Bobby Hull (0-3-3), Doug Mohns (2-0-2) and Stan Mikita (1-1-2) and Kenny Wharram (0-2-2) had multi-point games. Chicago had 49 shots. Dennis Dejordy made 37 saves in the shutout. After the game, the Flyers demoted goalie Doug Favell to Quebec (AHL) after allowing six goals in less than one period; Bernie Parent let in six the remainder of the contest.
  • February 12, 1969 -- Less than two weeks after a 12-0 loss, the Flyers scored two third period goals to rally from a 3-1 deficit and tied the Hawks 3-3 in Chicago. Bernie Parent made 36 saves. Dick Cherry tied the game with under four minutes to play. Larry Hale assisted on both third period goals.
  • February 15, 1969 -- Dave Dryden had a sizzling performance as he made 48 saves in a 3-0 shutout road victory in the Spectrum. Chicago snapped an eight-game losing skid. Andre Boudrias scored in the opening period and that goal held up until Stan Mikita tallied twice in the third period. Boudrias was acquired the prior day in a multi-player trade with Minnesota.
  • March 16, 1969 -- Dennis Dejordy had 38 saves and Pit Martin (2-1-3) and Bobby Hull (2-0-2) scored twice in Chicago's 6-2 home win.
  • December 14, 1969 -- Cliff Koroll had a natural hat trick, the latter two in the third period, in Chicago's 4-1 win. Stan Mikita and Doug Jarrett assisted on each of Korroll's goals. The Hawks finished with a 7-1-3 record in the 1960s against the Flyers.

1970-74:
  • January 28, 1970 -- Doug Favell made 41 saves and Gary Dornhoefer tied the game with a third period SHG for the Flyers in a 2-2 tie at Chicago.
  • January 31, 1970 -- Tony Esposito made 34 saves and both Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita scored twice in Chicago's 5-0 win at the Spectrum.
  • February 7, 1970 -- The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in Chicago. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) led the Flyers while Pat Stapleton (0-3-3) and Pit Martin (1-2-3) led the Hawks.
  • February 26, 1970 -- Bobby Hull scored twice and the Hawks won 3-2 in Philadelphia. It was the lone game Dunc Wilson tended goal for the Flyers. Gerry Desjardins, who later was the Sabres' goalie in the 1975 Finals against the Flyers, made 34 saves.
  • March 8, 1970 -- Tony Esposito made 38 saves and Jim Pappin scored twice in the first period as the Hawks won 3-2 in Philadelphia. The Flyers' two goals came in the final three minutes of the contest.
  • November 7, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 34 saves in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. The teams exchanged second period goals.
  • November 11, 1970 -- Chicago won 7-1 in the Stadium as Bobby Hull (2-2-4), Stan Mikita (0-3-3) and Dennis Hull (2-0-2) led the way. Gerry Desjardins made 31 saves. Seven seconds into the game, Keith Magnuson fought Earl Heiskala. About seven minutes later, Parent and Gerry Pinder received major penalties. Parent was removed after the seventh goal, just past the midway stage of the middle period.
  • November 28, 1970 -- Tony Esposito made 29 saves and Chicago scored twice in the third period of a 3-1 win at the Stadium.
  • January 2, 1971 -- Gerry Desjardins made 29 saves and Chicago scored twice in the third period of a 3-1 win in the Spectrum. Bobby Hull had three points. Chicago owned a record of 13-1-6 in 20 games in this series.
  • February 4, 1971 -- The Flyers beat the Hawks 6-2 in the Spectrum for their second win in this series. Simon Nolet (1-2-3) led the offense. The Flyers exploded for four second period goals and the go-ahead goal, by Jim Johnson, was loudly disputed by Gerry Desjardins who picked up and interference minor less than a minute after the Flyers went up 3-1 and 1:40 after he complained to officials about the second goal. At that point, Desjardins was removed for Tony Esposito who played the balance of the game. Chicago had a 10-0-6 mark in the prior 16 regular season games and an all-time mark of 13-1-6 in the twenty prior matchups. Dennis Hull scored both Chicago goals.
  • March 27, 1971 -- The Hawks recorded a 3-1 win in Chicago Stadium as Tony Esposito made 31 saves. Doug Favell made 37 stops in the defeat.
  • April 7, 1971 -- In Game 1 of the QFs, Chicago went 3-for-4 on the PP, including two by Bobby Hull, and Tony Esposito made 33 saves in the Hawks' 5-2 home win. Doug Favell made 24 saves in the loss.
  • April 8, 1971 -- In Game 2 of the QFs, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita each scored twice to give Chicago a 4-0 lead en route to a 6-2 home victory. Tony Esposito made 25 saves in the win. The Flyers switched goalies to Bruce Gamble who made 37 saves in the loss. Jim Mair had two points for the Flyers; he had a total of three career points in seven combined regular season and playoff games. After the game, Flyers' forward Andre Lacroix made inflammatory statements about head coach Vic Stasiuk's coaching techniques.
  • April 10, 1971 -- In Game 3 of the QFs, Bobby Hull (2-1-3) scored twice in the third period and Chicago recorded a 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Hull tied the game 16 seconds into a PP in the third period then put Chicago on top with another PP just as tied expired on the first penalty of a 5-on-3. The Hawks went 3-for-8 on the PP. Tony Esposito made 18 saves for the win. Doug Favell made 28 saves in the loss.
  • April 11, 1971 -- In Game 4 of the QFs, Tony Espostio made 38 saves and Jim Pappin (3-0-3) and Cliff Koroll (2-0-2) combined for five goals in leading Chicago to a four-game sweep with a 6-2 win in Philly. The game was Vic Stasiuk's last as Flyers' head coach as he was fired May 27, 1971 and eventually replaced by Fred Shero.
  • October 15, 1971 -- Andre Lacroix was dealt to Chicago for Rick Foley.
  • October 24, 1971 -- Serge Bernier (1-1-2) snapped a 1-1 third period tie and the Flyers skated to a 2-1 win in the Spectrum. 1971 first round draft pick Pierre Plante gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead, the only goal he would score for the Flyers.
  • November 3, 1971 -- Gary "Suitcase" Smith stopped 21 shots in Chicago's 3-0 home win. All three Chicago goals came within eight minutes in the second period.
  • January 2, 1972 -- The Hawks won 6-2 in the Stadium as Pit Martin led the offense (1-4-5) with five points. Chico Maki (1-2-3) and Bobby Hull (2-1-3) each had three points. Joe Watson fought Stan Mikita.
  • January 20, 1972 -- Simon Nolet and Bill Lesuk scored in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 3-2 come-from-behind victory in the Spectrum. Bruce Gamble made 28 saves including 8-for-8 against Stan Mikita.
  • February 16, 1972 -- Chicago pulled off an impressive rally in the Stadium by scoring three third period goals, two by Jim Pappin within a span of six seconds, in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie. The Flyers scored three goals in a four-plus minute span in the second period to take a 3-0 lead into the final period. Pappin scored at 2:57 and 3:03 (the NHL record for fastest two goals by one player is four seconds) of the third period and then Stan Mikita tied the game at the 5:08 mark. The game marked the NHL debut of Flyers' goalie Bobby Taylor who made 29 saves.
  • March 23, 1972 -- Tony Esposito made 38 saves in Chicago's 4-2 win in the Spectrum. The Hawks led 3-0 after one period. Don McLeod, the Flyers' fourth string goalie, made the fourth and last appearance in his Flyers' career (Doug Favell (back), Bruce Gamble (heart) and Bobby Taylor (hand) were all injured). McLeod was replaced by Favell for the final period. The Flyers got within 3-2 but Jim Pappin scored with 41 seconds left in the middle period. In the third, Rick Foley, who scored the Flyers' second goal, was tossed for an elbowing penalty.
  • November 9, 1972 -- Rick MacLeish netted a hat trick in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. MacLeish scored twice and gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead at the 6:18 mark. The Hawks cut a 3-1 deficit to 3-2 on a Dennis Hull goal in the third period but MacLeish completed the hat trick about five minutes later. Dave Schultz bloodied Keith Magnuson in one of the earliest fights of Schultz's career. Philly outshot Chicago 42-36.
  • December 20, 1972 -- Tony Esposito made 30 saves and Chico Maki scored twice in Chicago's 4-1 home win.
  • January 13, 1973 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored with under five minutes to play and the Flyers defeated the Hawks in Chicago, 3-2 for the first time. Philly entered the game with an all-time mark of 0-12-5 in 17 games (including two PO losses) played in Chicago. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) tied the game about seven minutes prior to Dorny's goal. Bill Flett also had three points. Michel Belhumeur was the winning goalie while Tony Esposito took the defeat.
  • February 11, 1973 -- Pit Martin (2-3-5) and Dennis Hull (2-2-4) led Chicago to a 7-2 victory. Bill White added three assists. Tony Esposito made 36 saves.
  • November 1, 1973 -- Bill Barber's 50-foot first period PPG was the game's lone tally and Bernie Parent stopped 25 shots in the Flyers' 1-0 victory. Gary Dornhoefer made his season debut for the Flyers after missing the season's first nine games.
  • December 12, 1973 -- Gary Dornhoefer followed a Rick MacLeish goal and the Flyers rallied for a 2-2 tie in the Stadium. Chicago led 2-0 after the opening period but the Flyers tallied twice in the second period. Dornhoefer's goal was his first of the season; he missed 12 of the team's first 25 games. Bernie Parent made 31 stops.

  • December 22, 1973 -- Dave Schultz gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead then beat Keith Magnuson in a fight in Philly's 4-2 home win. Chicago scored goals in the second and third period to take a 2-1 lead but the Flyers recorded three unanswered tallies for the victory.

  • February 23, 1974 -- John Marks PPG with 5:32 to play snapped a scoreless tie and Chicago eventually beat the Flyers 3-1 in the Stadium. Bill Flett made it 2-1 with 17 seconds to play but the Hawks finished the scoring with one second to play via an ENG. Bernie Parent made 35 saves in the loss. Tony Esposito made 22 saves for the victory.
  • March 23, 1974 -- Tony Esposito made 33 saves in Chicago's 3-1 win in Philadelphia. Darcy Rota scored an early PPG with four seconds left on a Moose Dupont minor and the Hawks led the balance of the game.
  • December 5, 1974 -- In a game lauded by observers for its spectacular goaltending, the Flyers recorded a 3-2 home win. Bernie Parent made 30 saves while Tony Esposito stopped 31 shots. Jimmy Watson scored 4:05 into the game and the Flyers the remainder of the game.
  • December 28, 1974 -- Tony Esposito made 22 saves and Chicago snapped the Flyers 12-game unbeaten streak (10-0-2) with a 2-1 victory. Dave Schultz and Keith Magnuson fought 1:29 into the contest. Dennis Hull's first period PPG gave the Hawks a lead they'd never relinquish.

1975-79:
  • February 13, 1975 -- Rick MacLeish had three points (1-2-3) and Bernie Parent made 26 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot Chicago 37-27. Orest Kindrachuk and goalie Tony Esposito were issued fighting majors, with Esposito getting an additional minor, in the scoreless first period. Philly scored three times in the middle period. The Flyers played Kate Smith's "God Bless America" for the 44th time (40-3-1).
  • March 29, 1975 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-2 win in Chicago, the franchise's second win at the Stadium. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and the offense was led by the sizzling Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) who scored the go-ahead goal. Clarke had his second straight four-point game (also against the California Golden Seals) and recorded a point in his 16th consecutive game (eventually reached 18) in which he had 38 points (7-31-38). Philly entered the game with a 1-15-6 (including POs) all-time mark in 22 games played in Chicago.
  • March 30, 1975 -- Philly swept the home-and-home series as Rick MacLeish tallied three points (1-2-3) and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the 4-1 home win. The Flyers outshot Chicago 32-19.
  • November 5, 1975 -- The Hawks recovered from a 4-1 third period deficit to tie the Flyers 4-4 in Chicago. Grant Mulvey scored two third period goals for the Hawks. Bobby Clarke had two first period goals. The Flyers outshot Chicago 43-24 including 32-12 through two periods.
  • November 13, 1975 -- The Flyers set a team-record for fastest four goals in a span of 2:53 (covering two periods) as part of a stunning rally in a 5-5 tie played at Philadelphia. Gary Dornhoefer (1-3-4) and Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) sparked the rally with a pair of goals in the final 24 seconds of the middle period to close the gap to 5-3. Bill Barber and Dave Schultz scored in the first 2:29 of the third period. Chicago led 5-1 and had a 5-minute major (Jack McIlhargey, spearing) advantage near the game's midway stage but the Flyers killed the penalty. The Blackhawks' John Marks set an NHL record for the fastest two goals at the start of a game when he gave Chicago a 2-0 lead 33 seconds into the contest. Said Chicago netminder Gilles Villemure "You're never safe against them (Flyers)."
  • December 4, 1975 -- Dave Schultz scored consecutive first period goals and the Flyers' unleashed a 43-shot attack in a 5-2 win in Philadelphia. Schultz's first goal came 13 seconds after Andre Dupont evened the game. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves. Bill Barber and Don Saleski combined for 15 shots.
  • December 17, 1975 -- Reggie Leach had two points in a span of 96 seconds in the third period and the Flyers scored a 4-2 win in Chicago. Bob Kelly had the GWG. Wayne Stephenson picked up his 20th victory by making 27 saves.
  • January 18, 1976 -- Tony Esposito made 35 saves and Dale Tallon picked up two assists in Chicago's 2-0 home win. The Flyers were 5-0-2 in their previous seven games against the Hawks. Dave Schultz had 27 PIMs, his fourth highest total as a Flyer in a regular season game, including a game misconduct near the end of the first period. Moments earlier, he fought Keith Magnuson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xbc_...eature=related
  • October 21, 1976 -- Mel Bridgman (2-1-3) and Don Saleski (1-2-3) had three points each leading the Flyers to a 5-1 home win. Tony Esposito (23 saves, 26 shots) was removed late in the second period after the Flyers went ahead 3-1 and his replacement Michel Dumas (15 saves, 17 shots) went the remainder of the game. The Flyers outshot Chicago 43-19.
  • November 10, 1976 --The Blackhawks' John Marks scored with 5:37 to play and the teams settled for a 2-2 tie in Chicago. Tony Esposito made 32 saves and Bernie Parent stopped 28 shots. Paul Holmgren and Bob Murray hooked up in a fight.
  • December 16, 1976 -- The Flyers stretched their unbeaten streak to 13 games (9-0-4) with a 4-1 home win. Philly outshot Chicago 46-20, including 16-4 in the final period. Ten Flyers recorded a single point, including Larry Goodenough's first period goal and third period goals by Rick MacLeish, Gary Dornhoefer and Bobby Clarke. With the Flyers leading 1-0 in the third period, four fights happened including Jack McIlhargey-Ivan Boldirev ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUjZP8Xkc_w ). Tony Esposito made 42 saves in the loss. Bob Murray was carted off the ice on a stretcher after being checked by Mel Bridgman (minor penalty). Afterwards, Chicago's head coach Billy Reay said "I can't figure (referee Ron) Wicks out. But the Flyers sent their clowns out to intimidate us and they were successful." In response, Clarke said "Clowns? Reay leaves himself wide open considering what he's got going on there. But what the heck. Clowns? That is one of the better things said about us."
  • January 23, 1977 -- The Flyers outshot the Hawks 17-4 in the first period but Tony Esposito held the Hawks in the game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Jim Watson scored the last goal with under 12 minutes remaining.
  • February 3, 1977 -- Bernie Parent recorded the shutout (24 saves) while Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Bob Kelly (0-3-3) led the offense in Philadelphia's 6-0 victory in the Spectrum.
  • October 13, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 35 saves and Don Saleski (2-1-3) had three points in the Flyers' season opener, a 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Reggie Leach (1-1-2), who scored 13 seconds into a PP that gave Philly a 2-1 lead, Bob Dailey (1-1-2) and Barry Dean (0-2-2) had two points. Pit Martin scored 2:28 into the game to give Chicago a lead. With 28 seconds to play in the middle period, Tom Bladon was ejected while the Blackhawks' Bob Kelly received a major. Harvey Bennett and Grant Mulvey were tossed late in the game. Because of preseason brawls, the Flyers were without Paul Holmgren, Jimmy Watson and Bob Kelly. Chicago played without Keith Magnuson and Dale Tallon. D-men Randy Holt and Dave Logan were on the ice for the first four goals. It was Bob Pulford's debut behind the bench of the Blackhawks. Chicago held a 36-33 shots advantage.
  • October 26, 1977 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Chicago as Mike Veisor made 34 saves for Chicago and Bernie Parent stopped 28 shots for the Flyers. Bill Barber evened the game in the third period.
  • December 10, 1977 -- Don Saleski scored his second goal of the game with under seven minutes to play to snap a 2-2 tie and the Flyers skated to a 4-2 home win. The Flyers were 10-1-5 in their last 16 meetings with Chicago.
  • January 11, 1978 -- Doug Wilson's PPG with 3:56 to play gave Chicago a 5-4 win at home. Reggie Leach tied it 4-4 with 5:23 to play in the third period but 52 seconds later Orest Kindrachuk was penalized setting up Wilson's winner. The game had a nasty edge to it. Two fights in the opening period: Paul Holmgren beat Grant Mulvey and Bob Kelly battled Russell. A key point in the game, with the game tied 3-3 late in the middle period: Phil Russell was penalized for playing with a broken stick and Bob Murray was hit with an unsportsmanlike penalty giving the Flyers a 2-minute 5-on-3, which the Hawks killed. Afterwards, Murray questioned referee Bruce Hood "He gave me two for unsportmanlike?! I didn't swear." In the third period, and the game tied, Mel Bridgman picked up a 5-minute major for high-sticking Keith Magnuson, who lost three teeth, and Murray scored on the PP to make it 4-3. Both benches emptied after the penalty and Bridgman said "The call was a disgrace." Fred Shero said "Hood didn't see it. (Linesman Leon) Stickle saw the play and told him about it. How can Hood call a 5-minute major if he didn't see it?" Bobby Clarke blasted Hood: "The refereeing was horse feathers. Cheesy call like that late in the game. He's a lightweight to call that. Refereeing shouldn't change the outcome of a game. It did tonight." Chicago scored three PPGs.
  • February 1, 1978 -- Despite being outshot 18-2 in the third period and 37-14 in the game, the Hawks won 3-1 at home. Tony Esposito made 36 saves and Cliff Koroll scored twice.
  • November 16, 1978 -- Mike Veisor made 43 saves in Chicago's 4-3 win in the Stadium. The Flyers outshot the Hawks 37-12 over the last 40 minutes. The game was tied 2-2 after two periods but Chicago scored two early third period goals.
  • December 23, 1978 -- Mike Veisor had 26 saves and Cliff Korroll had two key goals in Chicago's 5-2 home win. Behn Wilson hammered Keith Magnuson after a lengthy discussion --

  • March 8, 1979 -- Mike Veisor made 33 saves in Chicago's 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Stan Mikita and Troy Murray each had three points.
  • March 14, 1979 -- The Flyers finally solved Mike Veisor, who entered this game 3-0-0 against Philadelphia this season, in a 3-0 win in Chicago. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach each had a goal and an assist. Wayne Stephenson faced 15 shots and recorded his 14th career shutout. Rick MacLeish had nine shots. The Flyers had lost the last five in this series.
  • December 9, 1979 -- The Flyers set a team-record with their 24th game (eventually reached 35 games) without a loss (17-0-7). Chicago's Terry Ruskowski scored with 50 seconds left and the teams battled to a 4-4 tie in Philadelphia. The Blackhawks scored three times in the third on just four shots. Though Philly outshot Chicago 15-4 in the final period, the Hawks out-scored the Flyers 3-2. In the first period, the Flyers scored twice on three shots.

1980-84:
  • January 17, 1980 -- Paul Holmgren scored twice and Pete Peeters made 21 saves in the Flyers' 5-1 victory in the Spectrum. Philly outshot Chicago 47-22. Mike Veisor made 42 saves for the Hawks.
  • January 23, 1980 -- Phil Myre made 37 saves and Philly for just the fifth time in franchise history at Chicago, 4-1. The Flyers' record improved to 31-3-12 through 46 regular season games that season. Bill Barber and Jimmy Watson had two points each. In the final two minutes, Paul Holmgren and Dave Hutchinson fought amid debris being tossed onto the ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pA9lM6DGA0 At the same time, Frank Bathe and Terry Ruskowski, who fought earlier in the third period, made acquaintances a second time in the same period: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s4zFbiHXa0 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EunqjBiP_0I
  • March 12, 1980 -- The Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit and the teams played a controversial 6-6 tie in Chicago. When Ron Sedlbauer (2-2-4)'s goal 19 seconds into the third period gave Chicago a 3-2 lead, Flyers' goalie Phil Myre smashed his stick against the booth of the goal judge repeatedly and then blasted the off-ice official for allowing the goal which perhaps entered through the side or back of the net. When Myre was overruled, he was given an unsportsmanlike minor and a 10-minute misconduct as he tossed his his stick and glove and made obscene gestures to the crowd. Said Myre "It was the most crooked call I have ever seen in my life." On the powerplay, Bob Murray scored to make it 4-2. Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn said "It's our livelihood and he (the goal judge) cost us the game." The game was scoreless after one period and deadlocked 2-2 after two periods. Chicago scored twice in 58 seconds to pull ahead 4-2 in the third period. The Flyers (a pre-game record of 43-7-15) responded with four goals in a span of 10:02, including two in 12 seconds, to take a 6-4 lead. Paul Holmgren had three third period assists and Bill Barber and Ken Linseman scored twice. Rich Preston scored twice for Chicago. Tony Esposito played his 700th game as a member of the Hawks. The Flyers held a 38-37 shots advantage.
  • December 4, 1980 -- Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 7-5 home win. Jimmy Watson scored 9:46 into the game, to make it 2-1, and the Flyers led the rest of the way. Tom Gorence scored the last goal after the Hawks scored twice to climb within 6-5. Chicago's Reg Kerr scored twice.
  • December 10, 1980 -- Bill Barber scored twice and Pete Peeters had 39 saves in a 2-2 tie at the Stadium. Grant Mulvey had 12 shots for Chicago and finally beat Peeters, on the PP, with 3:19 remaining in the third period. The game included 132 PIMs and seven 10-minute misconducts started when Tom Gorecne and Dave Hutchinson fought which led to a bench-clearing brawl; terry ruskowski of Chicago was tossed as third man in. Chicago head coach Keith Magnuson said "What bothered me tonight is Philadelphia got away with murder. They jabbed. They poked our players in their backs with their sticks and I feel the referees did not call enough penalties."
  • March 18, 1981 -- Tony Esposito made 25 saves in the Blackhawks' 5-1 win in Chicago Stadium. Chicago led 3-0 at the 11:48 mark. Paul Holmgren and Al Secord wrestled in a brief fight resulting in 17 PIMs for each player.
  • March 21, 1981 -- Reggie Leach scored the lone third period goal in a 4-4 tie at Philly. Rick MacLeish had two goals. Tony Esposito made 34 saves.
  • December 23, 1981 -- Down 2-0 early at the 5:21 mark, the Flyers led 7-3 after two periods en route to a 7-6 win in Chicago. Philly tied the score 2-2 with two SHGs in a span of 1:22. The Flyers scored five goals in the second period including three within 1:41, to take a 5-2 lead. Chicago scored three third period goals, two on the PP. Ken Linseman (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (2-0-2) led the offense. Al Secord scored twice for Chicago.
  • March 6, 1982 -- Murray Bannerman made 41 saves and the Hawks scored three third period goals in a 4-1 win at home. The Flyers led 1-0 through 39+ minutes. Fifteen seconds after the Hawks made it 3-1, Brad Marsh and John Marks received fighting majors while the other eight skaters each received 10-minute misconducts.
  • March 18, 1982 -- In what turned out to be Pat Quinn's final game as the Flyers' head coach, Darryl Sittler scored his 400th NHL goal with 22 seconds to play, in a 4-4 tie. Sittler had two goals and 10 shots on goal. Murray Bannerman made 44 saves for Chicago. The Hawks went 3-for-5 on the PP. Quinn was fired after the next day's practice as the Flyers had won just six of the prior 28 games (6-14-8) and finished with a 4-2-2 mark under successor Bob McCammon before losing in the first round of the playoffs.
  • January 2, 1983 -- Lindsay Carson scored the only two goals of the third period and Pelle Lindbergh made 25 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 win in Chicago. Carson's ENG secured the Flyers' six game road trip with a perfect 6-0-0 mark. Nineteen seconds after Paul Holmgren tied the game, the Flyers challenged Denis Savard's stick and it was determined to be illegal; however, the Hawks killed the minor penalty.
  • January 15, 1983 -- The Flyers' team-record (since broken) 10-game winning streak was snapped in a 4-4 Saturday afernoon home tie. Down 4-2, the Blackhawks scored twice in a 7-second span early in the third period. Bill Barber suffered a broken jaw and a 10-stitch cut when he dove trying to prevent a breakaway. The skate of Chicago's Peter Marsh nearly severed Barber's ear and though he did not miss any games, he eventually lost 15 pounds while his jaw was wired shut for a month and he was restricted to a liquid-only diet. Frank Bathe scored his first goal of the season, which gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead, 56 seconds prior to the Hawks tying goal. The goal by Bathe was the third and last of his regular season NHL career. Five Flyers had two-point efforts led by Brian Propp and Mark Howe who each had a goal and an assist. Goalie Michel Larocque made his first of two appearances for the Flyers. Denis Savard picked up a spearing major on Ray Allison in the first period. Allison fought Steve Ludzik in the second period -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ejmbqo33o and Bob Hoffmeyer fought Steve Larmer -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YCSYN5Sp4s .
  • March 8, 1983 -- Chicago scored two PPGs in the first period en route to a 4-1 win in Philly. Tony Esposito made 28 saves. Pelle Lindbergh was removed for bob Froese in the second period.
  • June 8, 1983 -- Doug Crossman was traded to Philadelphia with Chicago's 2nd round choice (Scott Mellanby) in the 1984 Entry Draft for Behn Wilson. At the time of the trade, Flyers' GM/head coach Bob McCammon said "Doug Crossman is a possible player that could compare to a Mark Howe. He's very mobile and he moves with the puck...and with the pick (next year), we'll get a player who will play in the National Hockey League."

    Behn Wilson

  • December 8, 1983 -- Brian Propp scored with 3:05 left to propel the Flyers to a 3-2 home win. Philly scored twice in the first period but Chicago responded with a pair in the middle period. Propp and Denis Savard were issues fighting majors in the second period. Bob Froese made 32 saves in the win. Chicago head coach Orval Tessier criticized the NHL and refs saying "Today we paid a heavy price in Florida (Board of Governors' meetings) and tonight we paid again. I hope the league tells the officials that we've paid our price and to leave us alone." The reference was to the NHL's upholding a 20-game suspension to Chicago's Tom Lysiak for upending an official with his stick. Doug Crossman said of his meeting his former team for the first time "The emphasis here is a little different. More defensive-minded. Here, we try to win 3-1. And all the bonuses are team bonuses. In Chicago, the bonuses are for the individual."

  • December 21, 1983 -- Miroslav Dvorak's goal with 54 seconds to play, on a terrific play by Bobby Clarke, lifted the Flyers to a 3-3 tie in Chicago. Earlier in the game, Clarke suffered a seven-stitch cut eyelid from the skate blade of the Blackhawks' Steve Ludzik. "I couldn't see anything. The eye was full of blood. The doctor said I was real lucky," said Clarke. With blood on his jersey and a cut from his eye to his nose, Clarke returned to the game and set up Dvorak's tying tally when he checked Bob Murray from behind the net, stole the puck and fed Dvorak. Clarke said of his play on Murray "I knew something had to be done to get us going." Murray said "I thought I was hit by a truck." Flyers' head coach Bob McCammon said "I thought when he returned that I would use him sparingly but how do you say no to Bobby Clarke." Chicago's head coach Orval Tessier, however, said Clarke should have been penalized for charging. "I can show you the tape. He went 40 or 50 feet from hash mark along the boards. But it was a great play. We just felt it should have been a charging penalty." It was Philly's third straight 3-3 tie. The Hawks led 2-0 in the first period and 3-1 with under 10 to play in the game. Bob Froese made 36 saves for the Flyers. Murray Bannerman made 31 stops for the Hawks.
  • January 29, 1984 -- Mark Howe's 50-foot blast with one second to play gave the Flyers a 5-5 tie in Chicago. Howe (2-1-3) had three points. Ex-Flyer Behn Wilson had two points (1-1-2) in the opening period but the Flyers led 4-3 after one. Denis Savard (1-2-3) and Steve larmer (0-3-3) led Chicago. Philly outshot Chicago 44-25 including 20-7 in the first period. Pelle Lindbergh vs. Tony Esposito (39 saves). The game was aired nationally on the USA Network.
  • November 27, 1984 -- The Flyers led 3-0 less than five minutes into the game and held on for a 4-2 win in the Spectrum. After Brian Propp scored to make it 3-0, Chicago's Bill Gardner scored twice to narrow the gap to one goal after 20 minutes. Lindsay Carson (1-1-2) scored the only goal over the last 44+ minutes and the Flyers cruised to a 4-2 victory. The Flyers had 48 shots on Warren Skorodenski and outshot Chicago 34-13 over the last 40 minutes.

1985-89:
  • January 10, 1985 -- Philadelphia won 6-1 at home as Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves. The Flyers scored four third period goals in a span of about 10 minutes. Six Flyers scored including Brian Propp (1-2-3) who had three points and the key goal with 56 seconds left in the middle period to snap a 1-1 tie. Philly had 44 shots on Murray Bannerman.
  • March 27, 1985 -- The Flyers' 11-game win streak was snapped with a 5-2 loss in Chicago. Philly ended the 1984-85 season with 16 wins in the last 17 games, this was the lone blemish. Brian Propp's second goal tied the game 2-2 in the third period but Chicago finished the scoring with three goals. At 19:38, the game turned nasty when Rich Sutter and Jerry Dupont were issued spearing majors while Chicago's Behn Wilson and Philly's Tim Kerr fought.
  • October 20, 1985 -- Brian Propp, Murray Craven and Mark Howe each had two third period points and the Flyers beat the Hawks 5-2 in Chicago. Propp had three points and nine shots in the win. The Flyers had 17 third period shots and 43 in the game.
  • November 7, 1985 -- In Pelle Lindbergh's final game, the Flyers scored six unanswered goals, including two each from Mark Howe and Tim Kerr, in a 6-2 win at the Spectrum, the team's ninth straight win. Ron Sutter had three (1-2-3) points. Lindbergh, who made 18 saves, was the reserve netminder during the Flyers next game (home to Boston), hours prior to his fatal car accident.
  • February 9, 1986 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored a PPG with seven minutes to play and despite Bob Sauve's 44 saves, the teams battled to a 2-2 tie in Chicago. Behn Wilson of Chicago was in the box when the game was tied by Sinisalo. Daryl Stanley and Al Secord got fighting majors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fNkM...eature=related In the overtime, Rick Tocchet and Jerry Dupont danced with 40 seconds to play -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujjZ6joMhJI
  • November 20, 1986 -- Tim Kerr (4-1-5) had a brilliant performance with four straight goals, an assist and nine shots in the Flyers 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Brian Propp (1-3-4), Murray Craven (0-3-3) and Pelle Eklund (0-2-2) finished out the scoring. The four Flyers combined for all 14 (5-9-14) points. Ron Hextall made 24 saves and the only goal to beat him was by Illinois-born Mark LaVarre, the first of his brief NHL career, just 63 seconds into the game.
  • January 21, 1987 -- Ron Hextall made 44 saves but a Troy Murray (2-1-3) goal with 1:03 to play gave the Hawks a 5-5 tie in Chicago Stadium. Five Flyers' scored including Peter Zezel (1-1-2). Murray, who scored twice for Chicago, said "I have really had a terrible season and I've had to hang my head after those terrible performances. Just because I scored two goals, it does not make up for all the bad games." A streaky game, Philadelphia led 2-0, the Blackhawks pulled ahead 3-2, then the Flyers went ahead 5-3 before the Hawks scored twice in the third period. One of the Flyers' goals was a 70-footer by Doug Crossman. Chicago outshot the Flyers 49-35 including 21-4 in the third and OT combined. Mark Howe was cut during a fight with Denis Savard 24 seconds prior to the tying goal. Some Flyers were of the opinion that Savard threw a cheap-shot during the fight. Savard ended up with an infected hand and missed the following three games, including two nights later in Philadelphia -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6XmF7NFlX0

  • January 23, 1987 -- Lindsay Carson's rebound goal with 2:14 to play lifted the Flyers to a 4-3 home win. Thirty-five seconds into the game, Don Nachbaur fought Gary Nyland who was assessed an instigator penalty leading to an upset Hawks' bench an additonal two minutes for a delay of the game penalty. While on the advantage, Tim Kerr (2-1-3) made it 1-0 at the 2:16 mark. Steve Larmer scored twice giving Chicago a 2-1 lead before Scott Mellanby added a PPG late in the second period. Kerr and Ed Olczyk swapped third period goals.
  • October 11, 1987 -- Rick Vaive scored twice in the third period and Chicago skated to a 5-3 win in the Stadium. The Hawks broke open a 2-2 tie with three third period goals, the last two coming within seven seconds. The Flyers outshot Chicago 36-32 but the Hwks held an 18-10 advantage in the last period. Goalies: Bob Mason vs. Mark Laforest.
  • March 13, 1988 -- Dirk Graham's OT goal completed a four-goal rally as the Hawks won 5-4 in Chicago. The Flyers once led 4-1 but the Hawks struck back with two goals in 19 seconds to narrow their deficit to one goal as the third period started. Bob McGill scored two goals for Chicago. Denis Savard scored his 40th goal.
  • March 17, 1988 -- Denis Savard's OT goal lifted Chicago to a 4-3 win in Philadelphia. Bob Mason made 45 saves for the victory. The Blackhawks scored three times in the middle period but the Flyers added two in the third period with Doug Crossman assisting on both. The Flyers outshot Chicago 48-27.
  • December 10, 1988 -- Derrick Smith registered his lone career Flyers' hat trick in the team's 6-4 home win. Smith, best known for his grinding-style of play, completed the hat trick while the game was played 1:05 into a 4-on-4 after Rick Tocchet (five minutes for high-sticking plus a game misconduct) and Steve Thomas were penalized (minor). It was the Flyers' first game against former head coach Mike Keenan. After a scoreless first period, the Flyers made it 2-0 with two strikes in 30 seconds and expanded the lead to 5-2 after two periods. Troy Murray scored twice in the third to bring Chicago within one goal. Tim Kerr was also ejected for a high-sticking major. Jimmy Waite gave up five goals on 17 shots and was replaced by Darren Pang. Ron Hextall made 23 saves for the win.

  • March 11, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) led the Flyers to a 7-2 win at the Spectrum. Mark Laforest had 35 saves in a replacement role for the injured Ron Hextall and the flu-ridden Ken Wregget (ill at the time of his trade from Toronto). Chicago changed netminders multiple times: Chevier (10/7)-Pang (2/1)-Chevier (10/8)-Pang (0/0)-Chevrier (3/1). There were three fights -- Al Secord-Bob McGill ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awuUJDEY4M8&NR=1 ), Scott Mellanby-Trent Yawney ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oUgL-FbhYY ) and Mike Stapleton-Brian Propp ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJEgWKf3Kqk ).
  • March 22, 1989 -- Dave Poulin scored with 1:54 to play and the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit to win 3-2 at Chicago. Ron Sutter and Terry Carkner scored earlier goals. Scott Mellanby had two assists. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Rick Tocchet's team-record scoring in consecutive games ended at nine. The Flyers clinched a playoff spot for the 17th straight season.

1990-1994:
  • January 6, 1990 -- Adam Creighton (2-1-3) scored twice and three teammates had three-point efforts in an 8-5 home win for the Blackhawks. Chicago led 5-1 with about five minutes remaining; however, the contest ended with a furious flurry as in a span of 4:40 there were seven goals scored the last of which came with 16 seconds to play. The Flyers got to within 5-3 and 7-5. The shots were 41-37 for Chicago. Scott Mellanby and Pelle Eklund has three points for the Flyers.
  • January 11, 1990 --Al Secord, who played the prior season with the Flyers, recorded a hat trick and led Chicago to a 5-4 win in Philly. The Hawks led 2-1 after one period then the teams skated to a scoreless second period. The Flyers scored twice in the first 75 seconds of the third to take a 3-2 lead. Secord (3-0-3) scored consecutive goals in a span of 1:59 to complete a hat trick. Jeremy Roenick (1-1-2) added an ENG to make it 5-3 before Kerry Huffman finished the scoring. Dirk Graham had three assists for Chicago. Kjell Samuelsson (0-3-3) and Ron Sutter (2-0-2) led the Flyers. The Hawks held a 2-1 lead after one period with a 21-18 shots advantage. Each team scored three times in the third period and Philly held an 11-6 shots edge. The final shots total was 40-36 for the Flyers. Video clip involving minor penalties -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcnHz1YLLV0
  • February 25, 1990 -- Dirk Graham (2-1-3) scored twice, leading Chicago to a 4-1 victory in the Stadium. Chicago scored three PPGs. The Hawks outshot the Flyers 20-3 in the first period and held a 1-0 lead. The feisty game featured multiple first period fights including Terry Carkner-Wayne Van Dorp just 42 seconds into the game; Carkner was ejected for a high-sticking major. Later in the first, Chicago's Steve Konroyd was tossed. In the final minute of regulation, Craig Berube and Jeremy Roenick fought. Ron Hextall, who made 33 saves, picked up a 10-minute misconduct in that fight. Jacques Cloutier made 24 saves in the win. Rick tocchet and Keith Brown fought against each other for the third time in their careers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGgKj0ecGXk
  • November 3, 1990 -- Ed Belfour made 26 saves in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win in Philly. Steve Larmer scored less than three minutes into the game and that goal held up until Chicago made it 2-0 more than six minutes into the third period.
  • December 9, 1990 -- The Flyers recorded a 5-4 win in Chicago. Philly led 3-1 after one period and extended the lead to 4-1 in the second before the Hawks made it 4-3. Pelle Eklund then scored a key PPG. The game was scorless in the third.
  • February 18, 1991 -- Pelle Eklund had three points in Philly's 5-3 home win. Down 3-2, Rick Tocchet, Scott Mellanby and Ron Sutter scored for the Flyers.
  • December 14, 1991 -- Dan Quinn scored with 12:08 to play in the third of a 1-1 draw. Chicago outshot Philly 42-34. Dominic Roussel made 41 saves for the Flyers. Ed Belfour made 33 saves for the Blackhawks. Rod Buskas and Rod Dallman fought, one of two career games for Dallman as a Flyer.
  • December 15, 1991 -- The teams played to consecutive ties in as many nights. Brian Noonan's second goal of the game, with under three minutes to play, lifted Chicago into a 4-4 tie at home. Andrei Lomakin led the Flyers with three points.
  • January 14, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 1-1 tie in Philadelphia. Hextall was a perfect 17-for-17 in the opening period. Brent Sutter evened the game in the third period after Dave Brown gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the middle period. The Flyers were outshot 34-17 in the game.
  • October 29, 1992 -- Jocelyn Lemieux scored with 2:56 to play and this game ended 5-5. Chicago outshot Philly 32-11 in the first 40 minutes but with the score 4-3 in the Flyers' favor. Jimmy Waite was replaced by Eddie Belfour. Eric Lindros and Mark Recchi each scored twice for Philly. The Hawks outshot the Flyers 47-27 in the game and Dominic Roussel made 42 saves. The teams tied for the fourth straight meeting.
  • December 19, 1992 -- Mark Recchi scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 27 saves in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. Doug Evans added two points. Eric Lindros had an assist as he returned to the lineup after missing nine games (covering 27 days) with a knee sprain. The Flyers entered the game 2-7-0 in the last nine whicle Chicago was 6-0-1 in the last seven.
  • October 31, 1993 -- The line of Kevin Dineen (4-1-5), Rod Brind'Amour (1-4-5) and Josef Beranek (0-4-4) had 13 points and Dominic Roussel became the third goalie in NHL history to reach nine wins for the month of October in the Flyers' 9-6 win Sunday night at Chicago. Ed Belfour (16 saves on 25 shots) was beaten nine times and afterwards said "I tried to relax out there tonight and you can see that didn't work. To be relaxed like I was tonight, that's not what I'm about." The comments followed a heated discussion between Belfour and head coach Darryl Sutter from two days ago when Belfour was tossed in Toronto. Rumors circulated that the Blackhawks were in the stages of making a major trade involving the New York Rangers (eventual three-way trade with NYR and Hartford on November 2). The Flyers led 3-1 after one period. In the second, Joe Murphy was ejected for slashing the Flyers' Jason Bowen in the stomach to which Sutter said "That wasn't a major penalty" and Greg Hawgood scored on the PP to make it 4-1. The Flyers led 6-4 after 40 minutes. Chicago tied the game at 6-6 2:15 into the third period. Dineen scored the go-ahead goal 3:26 later. Jeremy Roenick (0-3-3) and Brian Noonan (2-0-2) led the Blackhawks' offense but Sutter said of Noonan "He's been awful. He is on course to score 16 goals. Maybe that's all right with him." Noonan was traded March 21, 1994 to the Rangers. The Flyers had the NHL's second-best total of 18 points and best in the Eastern Conference.
  • December 18, 1993 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon in the Spectrum. Garry Galley earned the unwanted distinction of shooting the puck into his own net when, with Tommy Sodestrom out for an extra skater during a delayed penalty, his attempted pass to Kevin Dineen landed 180 feet away into Flyers' net (Christian Ruutuu was awarded the goal). Galley redeemed himself as 45 seconds later he assisted on Yves Racine's 5-on-3 PPG. The Flyers other goal was a SHG by Al Conroy who finished a terrific feed from Eric Lindros on a 2-on-1 break. Lindros also tagged Chris Chelios twice and drilled Eric Weinrich, who had difficulty breathing in the seconds after the hit. It was Lindros' second game back in the lineup after missing 14 games due to a knee injury. Jeff Hackett made 34 saves for Chicago. When asked about Galley's error, Chicago head coach Darryl Sutter said "I did the same thing about ten years ago."
1995-1999:
  • February 16, 1995 -- Karl Dykhuis was traded to the Flyers for Bob Wilkie and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (used to select Kyle Calder) in the 1997 Entry Draft.
  • October 22, 1995 -- The Blackhawks ended an 0-4-5 skid against the Flyers with a 5-4 win in Chicago. Joe Murphy, who was benched in recent games, scored the GWG, his first tally of the season. Eric Daze had two goals and Bernie Nicholls had three points. The Flyers led 3-1 after one period but the Hawks evened the score 4-4 after two periods. Kevin Dineen was a -4. The Flyers fell to 5-1-1 that season after seven games.
  • February 25, 1996 -- Kjell Samuellson blasted a slap shot that ricocheted off Chris Chelios' skate and deflected just inside the left post with 21 seconds remaining in the Flyers' 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Eric Desjardins and Dan Quinn combined for seven of the nine individual points. Ron Hextall made 17 saves for the victory while Ed Belfour stopped 28 shots in defeat.

  • November 9, 1996 -- Gary Suter (1-1-2) and Tony Amonte (1-1-2, ENG) and Jeff Hackett (33 saves) led Chicago to a 4-1 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers out-shot Chicago 17-15 in the second period and 34-26 in the game. Murray Craven gave Chicago a 3-0 lead. Alex Zhamnov had two assists. Garth Snow was replaced after giving up three goals on 19 shots; Ron Hextall stopped the six shots he faced.

  • December 22, 1996 -- The teams played to a 2-2 tie in Chicago. The Blackhawks led 2-0 in the first period and Sergei Krivokrasov's goal snapped Philadelphia's team-record shutout streak at 265:08 when he scored 2:38 into the first period. The Flyers won their previous four games that season by a combined 19-0 score. Eric Lindros scored twice in a span of 48 seconds in the middle period and had nine shots on goal. His second goal was followed by a cross-checking major and ejection to the Hawks' Enrico Ciccone (minor to Chris Therien, too) but the Flyers were penalized for two minors during the advantage. Tony Amonte of Chicago said "He (Lindros) is the best player in the League. No doubt." Paul Coffey suffered an injury in the morning skate and didn't dress and, in addition, defensemen Kjell Samuelsson and Petr Svoboda were injured during the game and did not return. Garth Snow made 25 saves. Ed Belfour made 30 stops for Chicago. The tie ended Philly's seven-game winning streak but extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games (9-0-2).
  • December 12, 1997 -- Garth Snow made 30 saves and the Flyers scored a pair of third period goals 13 seconds apart in a 3-2 win at Chicago. Alex Zhamnov scored 20 seconds into the game for Chicago. The score was 1-1 before Chris Gratton and Colin Forbes gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Andrei Trefilov made his first appearance for the Blackhawks since he was acquired from Buffalo. Ethan Moreau of Chicago suffered a broken right ankle midway through the opening period when he got tangled up with defenseman Luke Richardson and fell awkwardly; he missed about six weeks.
  • March 31, 1998 -- John LeClair scored his second goal of the game, the lone goal of the third period, in a 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Sean Burke made 25 saves for the Flyers. Alexei Zhamnov had both Chicago goals. Dainius Zubrus was ejected late in the second period for a high-sticking major against Chris Chelios and eventually suspended two games and fined $1,000. Dan Kordic-Ryan VandenBussche had a toe-to-toe battle -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhQ6MemwlI
  • December 19, 1998 -- The Flyers dominated from the opening period, 2-0 in goals and 14-4 in shots, and skated to a 3-1 win. Tony Amonte scored Chicago's only goal with 3:36 to play spoiling JVB's shutout bid. Beezer made 23 saves in the victory. Chicago's Mark Fitzpatrick faced 40 shots.
  • December 26, 1998 -- Eric Lindros scored 36 seconds into the game and the Flyers dominated the opening period with a 14-3 shot attack, led 2-0 after 20 minutes, and eventually won 3-2 at Chicago. Lindros received a slashing major and game misconduct at 12:17 of the second period when he used his stick to knock away Chelios' stick and the Chicago captain fell into the boards. Said Lindros "The linesman called it and I was shocked. I beat him (Chelios) on an icing and it looked like he hurt himself when he fell into the boards. What can I do, what can I say? If I say anything I'm fined, but I disagree with the call. It's bizzare." When Chelios was asked about Lindros' action, he responded ""(He did) nothing. I fell into the boards and jammed my hand." Since Bob Probert was issued a minor, Chicago had a 3-minute PP but did not score. Doug Gilmour scored both Chicago goals and picked up his 1,200th career point. Keith Jones assisted on two goals.
2000-09:
  • February 22, 2000 -- John LeClair recorded his 300th NHL goal, Valeri Zelepukin had (1-1-2) two points and Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. After Tony Amonte scored for Chicago in the third to make it 2-1, Daymond Langkow responded about two minutes later to restore the two-goal lead. After the game LeClair said "Tonight's milestone, it's something I never thought I'd achieve in this league, so it's a bonus." During the pregame warmup, Eric Lindros suffered back spasms and missed the next five games. During the game, Dan McGillis suffered a groin injury and missed the next ten games.
  • January 25, 2001 --Simon Gagne scored twice, Keith Primeau had a goal and two assists and Mark Recchi collected three assists to lead the Flyers to a 5-1 victory in Philadelphia. Brian Boucher made 25 saves. Philly went 2-for-3 on the PP. The Flyers scored in the opening minute of the first and second periods. Jocelyn Thibeault dropped to 0-5-2 in seven career appearances against the Flyers. When asked about the Flyers, losers just four times in the last 21 games, Steve Sullivan said "I don't think they're that good to be honest. I think they're a beatable hockey club over there. They don't have (John) LeClair, they don't have (Eric) Lindros. They've got one line, Primeau, Recchi and Gagne, but besides that, they're very average. We let one slip away tonight."
  • November 6, 2001 -- Alexei Zhamnov scored in the second period to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 home win. Zhamnov and Kyle Calder assisted on Tony Amonte's first period goal. Jocelyn Thibeault made 27 saves. The win snapped a 6-game losing streak to the Flyers.
  • February 26, 2002 -- Simon Gagne, a member of Olympic winner Team Canada, and Jeremy Roenick, of Team USA, each celebrated their return to the Flyers with a a pair of points apiece in a 5-4 home victory. Said Gagne "It's tough to believe, but two days ago I celebrated my gold medal and now I'm very excited to be back here." The Flyers exploded for four golas in the second period. Gagne and Ruslan Fedotenko scored within 12 seconds in the last 1:02 of the middle period to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Rick Tocchet made his season debut after arthroscopic surgery (May 22) on his left knee and subsequent lack of cartilage in the knee caused him to miss the first 57 games of this season. Linesman Steve Miller needed 20 stitches for a cut under the left eye when he was hit by a puck off Tocchet's stick and he was held overnight at a local hospital.

  • February 25, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves and registered his 17th career shutout in the Flyers' 2-0 win. The only other time the Flyers recorded a shutout in Chicago was by Wayne Stephenson in 1979. Kim Johnsson and Marty Murray scored. Jeremy Roenick fought Mark Bell -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SA-QQWi7Lc
  • February 27, 2003 -- Todd Warriner (2-1-3) and Michal Handzus (1-3-4) led the Flyers to a 5-2 win in Philadelphia. Roman Cechmanek made 25 saves again, as he did two days earlier against the Blackhawks. Jim Vandermeer (Flyers) vs. Ryan VandenBussche (Chicago) battled with under seven seconds remaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdUAqYbDkcU
  • February 19, 2004 -- Alex Zhamnov was traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected R.J. Anderson) in the 2004 Entry Draft for Jim Vandermeer, the rights to Colin Fraser and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
  • February 24, 2004 -- Former Blackhawks' Tony Amonte and Alexei Zhamnov scored in the second period to lead the Flyers to a 3-1 home win. Zhamnov's goal was his first with the Flyers. Sean Burke made 27 saves in the victory.
  • December 5, 2005 -- Patrick Sharp was traded to Chicago with Eric Meloche for Matt Ellison and Chicago's 3rd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Ryan White) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
  • January 11, 2006 -- The Flyers scored three third period goals and defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 for the franchise's 15th win in 62 all-time games (r/s and POs) at Chicago. The game was tied 2-2 but with less than nine minutes remaining Mike Knuble got the GWG. Michal Handzus had three points/assists. The Flyers held a 31-14 shots advantage.

  • August 2, 2006 -- Eric Meloche was traded back to the Flyers for Vaclav Pletka.
  • August 4, 2006 -- Chicago traded Kyle Calder to the Flyers for Michal Handzus.
  • October 30, 2006 -- Robert Esche made 26 saves and Peter Forsberg scored twice (2-0-2) in a 3-0 home victory. Forsberg's second goal came past the midway point of the third period to give Philly a 2-0 lead. Simon Gagne (1-1-2), who scored an ENG, and Forsberg combined for 13 shots. Former Flyers' netminder Brian Boucher made 32 saves in the defeat. Chicago was shutout for the third straight game, a franchise first since 1974-75. The Flyers invited their fans to be a part of history to break the Guinness World Record for “most people wearing wigs at a single sporting event.” Fans were given a free orange wig to “orange crush” the record (6,213 fans) set by the Detroit Pistons on March 19, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills and 9,315 participated in the Halloween-inspired event.



  • December 19, 2007 -- Jim Vandermeer was traded to the Flyers for Ben Eager.
  • December 26, 2008 -- The Blackhawks tied a franchise record with their eighth straight win in a dominating 5-1 home win. Chicago held a 38-18 shots advantage including 14-1 in the middle period; the Flyers single shot on goal tied a franchise low. Nikolai Khababulin picked up the win and five different teammates scored. A franchise regular-season record crowd of 22,712 was in attendance. Kimmo Timonen suffered a chip fracture of his right ankle and missed the following game. The Flyers' morning skate was canceled because their flight was diverted from Midway Airport to O'Hare Airport thanks when a taxiway was blocked by another aircraft. When the team's plane landed at O'Hare at noon, the buses and equipment truck remained at Midway. NHL policy calls for teams to fly to its next game the night before, with the exception a game the day after Christmas. The Flyers canceled their team flight after the game due to excessive fog and the team didn't arrive in Columbus, OH until mid-afternoon the following day.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9An_Qk7Gq9o
  • March 13, 2010 -- at Philadelphia.

FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE and RESULTS:
All Times are Eastern Time
  • Sat, Dec 27 @ Columbus 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec 30 @ Vancouver 10:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan 2 @ Anaheim 10:00 PM

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YAY! First!!

Merry Christmas MSE (and everyone else!)

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14 players with 10 or more points.
Solid goaltending.
Very good PP as well as PK
8-1-1 in last 10 games
Top 5 team in GA.
Top 5 team in GF.
Lost only 6 games in regulation time.

They are very good. Hopefully our blue line steps up.

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Great GDT my friend, and a terrific song choice!!

I may get to see a little bit of this one after the WJC game -- Chicago has so many great young players, and Toews impresses the hell out of me every time I see him play.

LET'S GO FLYERS!!

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This should be a fun one to watch.

Hopefully the boys will win this one for Joseph "Chickie" Ciancaglini Sr., who's an old Bruno era Capo rotting in prison. His sons "Joey Chang", "Johnny Chang", and "Mikey Chang" all followed in their father's footsteps with very mixed results...Mikey shot Joey Jr. eight times and paralyzed him, Joey's crew then killed Mikey, and Johnny did ten years on murder conspiracy (he's out now).

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We'll be in attendance tomorrow at the UC, cheering for the Flyers.

2nd row off the glass, by the faceoff circle to the Khabi/Huet's right, if anyone spots some Flyers' t's on tv.

I'm so pumped, they better come out playing and not ruin my holiday.

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Awesome GDT MSE! hope you had a good Christmas! Can't wait to watch the game later today! GOOOO FLYERSS

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Going to have to go out if I want to see this one. Thanks Comcast for putting this one on CN8. I really kind of like Chicago. Between Kane and Toews they seem like a fun team to watch. I always am Chicago or Philly when I play NHL 09

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Going to have to go out if I want to see this one. Thanks Comcast for putting this one on CN8. I really kind of like Chicago. Between Kane and Toews they seem like a fun team to watch. I always am Chicago or Philly when I play NHL 09
OMG, i hate cn8..HD looks like ****!

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I've always liked Chicago going back to NHL '93(4?) on sega genesis. They were my team every time with JR, Steve Larmer... that other guy....

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The JVR article is a very good read, I suggest everyone check it out.

Great thread once again.

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We'll be in attendance tomorrow at the UC, cheering for the Flyers.

2nd row off the glass, by the faceoff circle to the Khabi/Huet's right, if anyone spots some Flyers' t's on tv.

I'm so pumped, they better come out playing and not ruin my holiday.
It's awesome that you'll be there.

I know how we can identify you on camera. When the final second ticks off and we win, punch every Hawks fan you find in a 15-seat raduis. And punch em good.

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Been looking forward to this game. Playing a good, young team we don't get to see too much of.

Bring 'em on.

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I'd actually say that this could potentially be a Stanley Cup final matchup within the next five years. I think it's even conceivable that it would be that of 2009.

The game will definitely be interesting and should make for a very good one. And actually the Hawks are my favorite team in the west. I'll be watching and so should everybody else.

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Seabrook and Keith are awesome, this one should be a good test for our forwards. Love to see a win here against a good team from the west.

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I'm gonna miss it, WJC.

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8:30 time, argh stupid other coast

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I had tickets to this game and plans for a three day trip to Chicago...but then I found out I wouldn't be getting a Christmas bonus and couldn't really afford the trip.

Here's to this being a really boring win!

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Lake Michigan?

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The Canadian Coast?

Well, to me this means to get up at 2:00 AM instead of 12:30 AM which means I'll sleep the one and a half hours extra and won't return to bed after the game, unless I'm lazy (probably the case).

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Great GDT!!
Thanks for the Van Riemsdyk article I probably would not of found that one on my own, I don't usually check the asbury park press for my hockey knowledge
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