FLYERS-FLAMES' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' all-time W-L-T-OTL regular season record is 53-39-12-1 against the Atlanta/Calgary Flames with records of 24-15-8-0 against Atlanta and 29-24-4-1 against Calgary.
The Flyers' all-time home W-L-T-OTL record is 34-14-3-1 including records of 18-5-1-0 vs. Atlanta and 16-9-2-1 vs. Calgary.
The Flyers' all-time road W-L-T-OTL record is 19-25-9-0 including records of 6-10-7-0 at Atlanta and 13-15-2-0 at Calgary.
The teams have met twice in the POs. Philly swept Atlanta 4-0 in 1974 and Calgary won 4-3 in 1981. In 11 games, the Flyers are 7-4 overall, 4-2 at home and 3-2 away.
November 19, 1972 -- In the first regular season meeting, the Flames prevailed 3-2 in Atlanta. Larry Romanchych scored on both of his shots for the Flames who led 1-0 entering the final period. Philly took a 2-1 lead but Romanchych's second goal was followed by Bob Leiter's GWG with under seven to play.
November 30, 1972 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time, and the squads skated to a 5-5 tie. Bob Leiter and Rey Comeau scored to conclude Atlanta's rally from a 5-3 hole. Bill Flett and Bobby Clarke each had two goals and an assist. Philly outshot the Flames 48-43.
January 3, 1973 -- A game that is part of the Flyers' legend. Backed by Doug Favell's 26 saves and multi-point efforts by Bill Flett (1-1-2), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Moose Dupont (0-2-2), Philadelphia recorded a 3-1 win in the Omni but it was the following day's headline in the Philadelphia Bulletin "Broad Street Bullies Muscle Atlanta" that set the tone for a franchise's reputation and a League's image. 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 scored a PPG and the Flyers eventually led 3-1 after the opening period scoring two PPGs. 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 -- Bill Flett scored twice in the first period in Philly's 2-1 home win. Doug Favell made 29 saves in the win, Phil Myre made 35 saves in the loss.
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 two PPGs in the Flames 2-1 win in Philly. Phil Myre made 40 saves in the win.
December 15, 1973 -- Phil Myre made 33 saves and the Flames prevailed 3-2 in Philadelphia. Atlanta led 3-0.
January 11, 1974 -- The Flyers defeated the Flames 7-6 in a game that featured nine second period goals which tied a Flyers' franchise record and had not been duplicated. In the second period, the Flyers held a 5-4 goals advantage and a 22-14 shots advantage. The nine goals were scored within 15:43. Philly outshot Atlanta 48-39 in the game, led by Ross Lonsberry and Bill Flett (2-1-3) each who had eight shots. Bobby Taylor and Phil Myre tended goal for the duration.
Bill Flett and Pat Quinn
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 and Rick MacLeish had two points in a 2-2 tie in Atlanta.
March 28, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke scored a hat trick, including two SHGs and one PPG, in a 3-3 tie in Atlanta. larke 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 their PO series, Gary Dornhoefer's SHG with four seconds left in the first period changed the direction of the game and the Flyers won 4-1 in Philadelphia. 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). Orest Kindrachuk scored two third period goals and Bernie Parent made 31 saves. Philly outshot Atlanta 41-31. Phil Myre was the Atlanta goaltender. The game was broadcast nationally in the U.S.
April 11, 1974 -- In Game Two of their PO series, 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, in a penalty-filled contest, Don Saleski snapped a 31-game goal-less 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 in the Omni. 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 their PO series, the Flyers swept Atlanta 4-3 in OT as Dave Schultz's 8-foot shot beat Phil Myre. The Flames led 3-0 until Schultz thrashed Bryan Hextall, Jr. in a fight 16 seconds after Atlanta made it 3-0. The clash represented a major alteration in momentum as Andre Dupont made it 3-1 thirteen second after the fight and 0:29 after Atlanta made it 3-0. In the third period, Gary Dornhoefer and Tom Bladon scored. Bobby Clarke had three assists including a terrific feed on Schultz's GWG. Hextall had a chance to win the game on his own breakaway in the final two minutes of regulation but Bernie Parent erased the chances. The night prior to the game, Flyers' head coach Fred Shero was apparently mugged near the team hotel and a police report listed a victim as unidentified. A dazed and battered Shero awoke late the next morning in his hotel room, was eventually sent home to Philadelphia, and was replaced on the bench by assistant Mike Nykoluk. Shero said "I don't remember going out (Saturday night) but I woke up Sunday morning and was shocked. All I remember is hearing the word 'animal.'"
November 15, 1974 -- The Flyers rallied from a 2-0 hole to finish tied 2-2 at Atlanta. Rick MacLeish and Orest Kindrachuk scored for the Flyers. 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. Philly held a 43-18 shots advantage including 19-3 in the middle period when the Flyers held a 2-0 goals advantage. 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 -- Atlanta's Bill Clement (3-1-4) had a hat trick and helped to subdue a rally in the Flames' 8-4 home win. The Flyers cut a 5-0 deficit to 5-3 in the third period but Clement made it 6-3. Twenty seconds later, a bench-clearing brawl erupted resulting in the ejection (and eventual suspension) of Orest Kindrachuk who tried to assist goalie Bobby Taylor, the recipient of a physical confrontation with multiple fans along the glass. Ken Houston broke Dave Schultz's jaw in a fight in the first period when a linseman held Schultz while Houston was free; Schultz missed two games due to the injury. Larry Romanchych had four assists for the Flames.
March 14, 1976 -- The Flyers doubled up the Flames on the shot board 46-23 and produced a 6-1 win in Philly led by Reggie Leach's 50th and 51st goals and 10 shots on goal. Leach had 28 shots in his last three games covering a stretch of eight days -- three Flyers' wins and a 16-3 goal advantage.
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. Mel Bridgman scored twice (2-1-3). The Flyers dominated the middle period, 22-3 in shots but just 2-1 on the scoreboard. Philly held a 38-12 shots advantage after two periods, 49-23 in the game. Phil Myre made 43 saves. The Flyers had three PPGs.
January 22, 1977 -- Reggie Leach scored his second goal of the game with 0:38 left in a 4-4 tie in Atlanta. The winner came on a rebound from a Bob Dailey shot stopped by Phil Myre. Dailey was acquired two days earlier and made his Flyers' debut. Eric Vail had a hat trick and Tom Lysiak had three assists for the Flames.
February 7, 1977 -- Philly led 4-0 in the first period and skated 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.
March 17, 1977 -- Phil Myre made 28 saves in the Flames' 4-1 win in Philly.
April 3, 1977 -- In the season finale, the Flyers scored twice in the third period to finish in a 3-3 tie at Atlanta. Bernie Parent made 41 saves including 30 covering the last two periods. The Flyers finished the regular season with an 8-game (5-0-3) unbeaten streak.
November 20, 1977 -- Joe Watson scored twice in the first period and Bob Dailey scored twice 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 had three assists.
December 17, 1977 -- Bob Kelly scored twice and Bernie Parent made 21 saves as the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 win in Atlanta.
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 -- Bernie Parent made 23 saves in the Flyers' 5-3 home win. Reggie Leach's 5-on-3 PPG late in the second was the GWG. 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 -- Dan Bouchard stopped 15 third period shots -- while the Flames amassed just two -- in a 1-1 tie in Atlanta; Philly held a 31-17 edge in the game.
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 in Atlanta's first shutout in this series, 3-0 in the Omni. The Flyers outshot the Flames 40-21. Willi Plett of Atlanta fought Jim Watson 1:00 into the game ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNUyufQ2s-U ) and in the third period Mel Bridgman and Brad Marsh fought resulting in a cut over the right eye of Marsh.
January 16, 1979 -- Dan Bouchard made 36 saves and Guy Chouinard scored twice in the Flames' 5-0 home win. Atlanta extended their unbeaten streak in this series to five (4-0-1) games and held a 21-5 goals advantage in that time. A brief fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw5hwPgM1gc
February 4, 1979 --Pat Quinn won for the first time, in his second game after replacing Bob McCammon, as Philly scored four unanswered goals in the second period en route to a 7-4 victory at home; seven different Flyers scored. Dan Bouchard was replaced after the first period and his replacement Reggie Lemelin 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 win in Philadelphia. Blake Dunlop scored twice and Rick MacLeish and Paul Holmgren scored key third period goals 49 seconds apart to put Philly up 5-3. Dunlop and the Flames' Ivan Boldirev each scored twice when the score was 2-2. Boldirev finished a hat trick with the game's final goal.
March 23, 1979 -- Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves and Bob Kelly assisted on three goals in the Philly's 4-1 win in Atlanta. The Flyers dominated the last 40 minutes, out-scoring the Flames 4-0 on a 23-12 shots advantage.
April 8, 1979 -- Philly never traied in a 4-2 home win. Wayne Stephenson had 22 saves. Behn Wilson, Kenny Linseman and Paul Holgren each had two points. Wilson and Linseman each had two assists oin PPGs by Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach.
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.
The Flyers' Norm Barnes and the Flames' Jean Pronovost
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. The game was tied 1-1 at the 0:58 mark. Pete Peeters made 34 saves in the loss.
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 recorded his second regular season NHL shutout by making 22 saves and 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. With about five minutes to play, there was a brawl that resulted in 16 misconduct penalties and 97 PIMs to the Flyers and 79 PIMs to the Flames. Paul Holmgren picked up 26 PIMs in the game including a fight with Randy Holt in the second period and one with Willi Plett in the third period melee strarted when Plett checked Holmgren whose head made contact with the boards. Nine players were ejected including Brian Propp, Terry Murray, Holmgren, Tim Kerr and Behn Wilson. Said Pat Quinn "We are trying to fill the rinks everywhere in the country and you can't do that when players are going to be tossed out like this."
December 27, 1980 -- In the Flyers' first visit to Calgary, Brad Smith's goal 16:25 into the third period and Reggie Lemelin's 35 saves led the Flames to a 2-1 victory. Rick St. Croix made 31 saves for Philly.
February 19, 1981 -- Despite a four-goal rally by the Flyers, Calgary earned a 5-4 win when Guy Chouinard scored early in the third period. The Flames led 4-0 after an early second period goal but the Flyers tallied four straight including two marks in the third period.
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 QFs in Philadelphia, Rick St. Croix made 35 saves, including 15 in the middle period, and all four goals came from future Flyers' head coaches in an opening game 4-0 victory. Paul Holmgren (2-0-2), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Terry Murray scored and 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
April 17, 1981 -- In Game Two of the QFs, Pat Riggin made 42 saves in his first NHL PO start and the Flames scored three second period goals en route to a 5-4 win in Philly. The score was deadlocked 2-2 after one, including Rick MacLeish's 50th career PO goal, but the Flames took a 5-2 lead into the final period. In the third period, the Flyers dominated with a 19-2 shot advantage but could only manage a pair of goals in the last 6:23. Guy Chouinard led Calgary with three assists and Ken Houston and Kent Nilsson each had a goal and an assist. D-man Behn Wilson led the Flyers with three (1-2-3) points and had 10 shots in the game. Bill Barber and Rick MacLeish both had a goal and an assist. Each team went 3-for-4 on the PP. The Flyers outshot Calgary 46-22. Both teams switched goalies from Game One, the Flyers went with Pete Peeters. This was the Flyers seventh game in 10 days.
April 19, 1981 -- In Game Three of the QFs, Pat Riggin made 47 saves and Willi Plett scored the lone third period goal in the Flames' 2-1 home win in the Calgary Corral (which held just over 7,000 people). Both teams scored in the first period. Calgary was 0-for-8 on the PP. Rick St. Croix (23 saves) was the Flyers' goalie. 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. 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 victory in Philadelphia. Propp was given a 90-second standing ovation by the Flyers' faithful. Rick St. Croix made 23 saves in the victory. The Flyers went 3-for-4 on the PP. The Flames were 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), Behn Wilson (0-3-3) and Kenny 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 both issued slashing/spearing penalties and then 38 seconds later a massive brawl erupted, at 33:55, with Calgary issued 72 PIMs, including the dismissal of Willi Plett, and the Flyers 49 PIMs by referee Ron Wicks -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY6pQS1oQFk . Glen Cochrane vs. Jim Peplinski in a fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joQsQGER1Xo
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 as Pat Riggin made 32 saves and Calgary scored three PPGs. The Flames were given four PPs by referee Bruce Hood in the first 7:57 of the game and capitalized twice. In the second period, Calgary made it 3-0 on another PP. Calgary went 3-for-8 on the PP while the Flyers were 0-for-3. 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 and had decent scoring chances turned aside by Riggin. Top D-man Bob Dailey missed the last five games of this series and had off-season right knee surgery. Bill Barber picked up his 100th career PO point. Barber had 11 points in the series (6-5-11) while Kenny Linseman had 10 points (2-8-10) for Philly. Rick St. Croix made 21 saves in the loss.
November 11, 1981 -- 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 -- Bob Hoffmeyer (1-1-2) scored his first NHL goal 5:43 into the game, Reggie Leach scored twice and Pete Peeters made 22 saves in the Flyers' 6-1 home win. The Flyers took a 2-0 lead on a pair of PPGs, snapping a skid of 12 straight fails. After the second period, Ken Linseman and Guy Chouinard earned roughing minors with an extra two to Linseman. Less than four minutes earlier, Linseman and former teammate Mel Bridgman picked up roughing minors. Earlier in the second period, Glen Cochrane picked up a gross misconduct plus three minors to Willi Plett's one minor.
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 Flmaes' 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's first goal as a Flyer, with 5:11 to play, gave Philly a 9-8 win against his former team in Calgary. Brian Propp (2-0-2) scored twice in the first 1:58 to give Philly a 2-0 lead but their eventual 3-0 advantage was equalled at the 16:20 mark. The score increased to 4-4 after one period. In the second, each team scored three times and the score was 7-7 after 40 minutes. Eighteen seconds after Kent Nilsson (4-1-5) got his fourth goal to make it 8-7 in favor of Calgary, Tom Gorence tied the score 8-8. The game had tied scores of 0-0, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7 and 8-8. Calgary outshot Philly 42-35 and Pete Peeters and Pat Riggin played the duration. Tim Kerr (1-3-4), Kenny Linseman (1-3-4) and Ray Allsion (0-3-3) had 3+ points for the Flyers. Calgary's offense was spurred by Nilsson's five points and nine shots, Gary McAdam's two goals and Paul Reinhart's three (1-2-3) points. Despite the 17 goals, only one came via the power play. 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. Ilkka Sinisalo, 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. The Flames 3-2 after one as Reggie Lemelin made 19 saves but Pelle Lindbergh was pulled for Bob Froese who stopped 22 of 24 shots the balance of the contest. The score was even 4-4 midway through before Philly scored the next four. Tim Kerr (2-2-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) sparked Philadelphia.
March 1, 1984 -- Reggie Lemelin made 22 saves and Hakan Loob had two points (1-1-2) 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 in the win while 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), 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 scores of the night. It was his fourth NHL hat trick and third against Calgary. The game had many fights including two by Dave Brown (vs. Jim Peplinski and Tim Hunter). Later, Propp received a match penalty for slashing (intent to injure) Hunter and an eventual 4-game suspension; the Flyers and Propp argued that it was a retaliatory hit. Lanny McDonald got a 3-game suspension for leaving the bench which started a bench-clearing 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 rescued Philly with 5:44 to play giving the Flyers a 6-5 win in Calgary. Philly led 4-0 12:20 into the game and after one period but the lead was reduced to 5-4 after two periods. Lanny McDonald evened the game midway through period three. Peter Zezel (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) each had three points. Rick Tocchet and Jim Peplinski fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTAwOBrs2t0
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. All three goals came via special teams including two PPGs. 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 -- Reggie Lemelin made 45 saves and backed Calgary to a 7-4 home win. The Flames scored five second period goals and led 6-1 after two periods before the Flyers closed to within 6-4 in the final period. Eleven different skaters scored. Joe Mullen (1-2-3) led the offense for Calgary. The Flames had three PPGs and one SHG. The Flyers held a 49-30 shots advantage. Multiple fights:
December 11, 1986 -- Lindsay Carson scored twice in the third period to snap a 3-3 deadlock in Philly's 5-3 win in the Spectrum. The goals were the only two in the final stanza, a period that saw an 18-5 shot advantage for Philly.
February 16, 1987 -- The Flames won a regular season game in Philly for the first time in nearly 10 years as they snapped a 15-game losing skid in the Spectrum. The win would be the first of nine straight victories in this series. Reggie Lemelin made 23 saves in a 5-0 win. Afterwards Mike Keenan said "That game was out worst at home in three years." Rick Tocchet and Jim Peplinski fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2cNS...eature=related
February 26, 1987 -- Lanny McDonald scored with 5:24 to play in Calgary's 4-3 home win. Mike Bullard scored twice for the Flames including one that tied the score 3-3. Peter Zezel had his 30th goal for the Flyers. Mike Vernon had 29 saves in the win. Ron Hextall was second star and made 27 saves.
August 26, 1987 -- Brad McCrimmon, in a contract dispute, was traded to Calgary for Calgary's 3rd round choice (Dominic Roussel) in the 1988 Entry Draft and 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto - Toronto selected Steve Bancroft) in the 1989 Entry Draft.
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 -- Despite being outshot 36-15, the Flames won 3-2 in the Spectrum as Mike Vernon made 34 saves. Gary Suter (1-1-2) had two points. Mike Bullard gave Calgary a 3-1 lead in the third period followed by a Peter Zezel goal. The two would be exchanged in a November trade (when Bullard played for the Blues).
March 3, 1988 -- Hakan Loob 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. Calgary led 3-0 in the first period but the Flyers evened the score near the halfway point of regulation. Jim Peplinski scored the GWG followed by two of Loob's scores. Brad McCrimmon assists on the second and third Flames' goals. Ron Hextall gave up six goals on 44 shots then was replaced by Mark Laforest who stopped all six shots. Calgary outshot Philly 19-4 in the final period and 50-28 in the game. 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) over the last 10 games, with at least one point in each outing. However, Tocchet suffered a strained left shoulder during the game 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. Derrick Smith tied the game with 5:13 left in regulation.
February 28, 1989 -- Joey Mullen (1-3-4) led Calgary to a 6-3 home win. The Flames dominated the opening period, 15-4 in shots and 4-1 on the scoreboard, and chased goalie Ron Hextall who was replaced by Mark Laforest for the remainder of the game. Mike Vernon made 22 saves for the win.
October 15, 1989 -- Mike Vernon made 23 saves in Calgary's 3-2 home win. The Flames scored two PPGs in the second period and led 3-0 into the third period. Ken Wregget made 24 saves in the loss.
January 2, 1990 -- The teams tied 4-4 in Calgary. Ken Wregget made 36 saves and Rick Wamsley made 34 stops. Rick Tocchet had three points for Philly while Jamie Macoun and Sergei Makarov had three assists each for Calgary. The tie ended Calgary's nine-game winning streak in this series. It was the first tie in the series since 1978, 41 straight games that one team claimed a win.
March 1, 1990 -- Ken Wregget made 34 saves and Philly ended a 10-game skid (0-9-1) in this series with a 4-2 road victory. Brian Propp (1-1-2) gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead which they never relinquished. 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.
November 8, 1990 -- The Flames scored five third period goals en route to an 8-2 victory in Philadelphia. Eight different Flames scored and Sergei Makarov (1-3-4) and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-3-4) each had four points. Mike Vernon made 25 saves for the win and impoved to 8-1 in nine career decisions against the Flyers. Calgary outshot Philly 44-27. Pete Peeters made 36 saves in the loss.
January 22, 1991 -- The Flyers snapped a 6-game losing streak in this series with a 4-3 win. 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).
March 7, 1991 -- Sergei Makarov snapped a 2-2 tie with 4:19 to play and Calgary had a 4-2 home win with three third period goals.
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 all 20 shots in Philly's 3-0 win in Calgary. Mark Pederson had two third period assists.
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 -- Calgary exploded for five goals on 11 shots in the third period to record a 7-3 win in the Saddledome. The game was tied 2-2 past the six-minute mark of the final period. Gary Roberts and Paul Ranheim each scored twice in the win. Mike Vernon made 21 saves for Calgary.
January 14, 1993 -- Garry Galley's PPG with 7:21 remaining gave the Flyers a 4-4 tie in Philly. The Flyers also got a third period goal from Kevin Dineen to rally from a 4-2 deficit. Mike Vernon made 33 saves and Joe Nieuwendyk (1-2-3) had three points for the Flames. Tommy Soderstrom made 23 saves including four in overtime.
February 16, 1993 -- It was the Tommy Soderstrom show in Cincinnati. The teams skated to a 4-4 tie in front of 7,973 spectators in the Riverfront Coliseum (a Calgary home game, part of the NHL's "Neutral ice" schedule). Dominic Roussel was replaced by Soderstrom at the start of the second period and he stopped all 29 shots the rest of the contest. 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. 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) and Mike Vernon made 23 saves in Calgary's 6-0 home win. Tommy Soderstrom was replaced by Dominic Roussel with the Flames leading 4-0. Calgary held a 44-23 shots advantage.
March 31, 1994 -- Mike Vernon made 36 saves and Theo Fleury completed a hat trick with two third period goals in the Flames' 4-1 win in Philly. 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 with 2:30 to play in regulation and Ron Hextall made 25 saves to pace the Flyers to a 3-2 win in Calgary. Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg scored PPGs. Renberg suffered strained abdominal muscles and was scracthed 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's second period PPG was the only score in a 1-0 game in Philadelphia. The Flyers were absent top centers Eric Lindros and Joel Otto. Sasha Lakovic of the Flames and Dan Kordic of the Flyers fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f6t6EmzvGo
December 29, 1996 --Ron Hextall made 26 saves and John LeClair's second goal of the night snapped a 2-2 third period tie in Philly's 4-2 road win. Dale Hawerchuk added a goal and an assist. Eric Lindros picked up at least one point for the 13th straight game (he had 21 points). Trevor Kidd took the loss despite making 35 saves. The Flyers improved their W-L-T record to 11-0-2 in the last 13 games.
Joel Otto and Mike Sullivan
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 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 Roloson (30 saves), Marty McInnis (2-0-2) and Theo Fleury (1-2-3). Dan Kordic fought Calgary's Sandy McCarthy:
December 27, 1997 -- Calgary dominated the first period 2-0 in goals and 14-5 in shots en route 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.
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. There were three fights. In the first fight, Luke Richardson fought Ed Ward. In the second fight, Eric Lindros handily defeated Cale Hulse. Finally, Roman Vopat fought Jarome Iginla ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3WtwnF-lWI ).
December 29, 1998 -- Valeri Zelepukin scored in OT to complete an impressive Flyers' rally 4-3 in Calgary. Philly was down 3-1 after two periods but a Dainius Zubrus SHG early in the third started a rally. However, the victory came with a price as 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. Andrei Treffilov, acquired earlier in the day from Chicago, made 33 saves in the loss but was beaten four times including a shot from near center ice by Dan McGillis. The game was aired on ESPN2.
December 27, 1999 -- In Calgary, the Flyers expoloded for a four-goal third period en route to a 5-1 victory. John LeClair had two (2-1-3) of the four third period goals which came in a span of 5:13. JVB picked up the win by making 12 saves as Philly outshot Calgary 31-13 including 13-4 in the decisive final period.
March 8, 2001 -- Keith Primeau (3-1-4) recorded his first hat trick as a Flyer and scored in each period in a 5-2 home win. Philly held a 16-4 shot advantage in the first period and a 1-0 lead. 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 Ron Sutter (1-1-2) had two points in the Flames' 3-1 home win. Philly was held to a franchise low one shot in the second period and 16 in the game. Sutter's tyong goal was his first goal in 16 games since signing with the Flames. Fred Brathwaite got the victory. Brian Boucher made 21 saves. Greg Gilbert won for the first time as Calgary's coach, in his fifth try.
March 7, 2002 -- Roman Turek made 33 saves in Calgary's 4-2 win in Philly. With the Flames up 3-2 and two minutes remaining, Mark Recchi was assessed a 5-minute elbowing major which led to a Calgary PPG in an empty net.
October 12, 2002 -- Philly stunned the Flames with a 5-4 win in Calgary scoring three times in the final six minutes. Mark Recchi (3-1-4), who registered his fifth career hat trick, and Jeremy Roenick (1-2-3) combined for seven points including six points during the impressive rally. Roenick scored the GWG with 70 seconds to play and seven seconds into a penalty by Jarome Iginla for goalie interference. Prior to that, Recchi scored consecutive goals in 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 off the stick of Martin Gelinas -- and held a 4-2 lead into the final six minutes. The Flyers had four minors (Calgary had zero) whistled against them in under four minutes. The teams combined for five goals on 19 PP opportunities (the Flyers were 2-for-10). The Flames' Craig Berube appeared in his 1,000th NHL regular season 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 to give the Flames a 3-2 win in 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.
December 6, 2005 -- Mike Richards had the only goal in a 1-0 shootout victory in Philadelphia. 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. Mikka Kiprusoff made 37 saves, including 15 in the third period; he also stopped 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's dazzling goal with 1:48 left in regulation gave the Flyers a 3-2 win in Calgary. Briere, who made his Flyers' debut, also gave Philly a 1-0 lead. After Mike Knuble gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead, Calgary's Daymond Langkow scored two PPGs to tie the score. Martin Biron made 24 saves for the victory. Mike Keenan made his debut as the Flames' head coach.
February 20, 2008 -- Jim Vandermeer was traded to the Flames for a third round pick.
March 4, 2009 -- Calgary burned the Flyers with four first period goals en route to a 5-1 win in Philadelphia. Olli Jokinen (2-0-2) and Jordan Leopold (1-0-1), both acquired in separate trade deadline deals the prior day, scored as did Mike Cammalleri (1-2-3) and Craig Conroy (1-1-2). The Flames led 4-0 after one period which led to the removal of Antero Niittymaki after 20 minutes. Calgary outshot Philly 41-36 and Mikka Kiprusoff made 35 saves.
THIS DATE IN FLYERS' HISTORY:
1968 -- Shjon Podein is born.
1973 -- Terry Crisp was acquired from the Islanders.
1975 -- Rick MacLeish had a hat trick against the Minnesota North Stars in a 9-2 win.
1981 -- The Flyers walloped the Winnipeg Jets 10-1.
1985 -- Brian Propp had a hat trick and Dave Poulin scored in overtime against the NY Islanders in a 5-4 win.
Thank god we play the Flames tomorrow and not down the road. Once they get everyone on the same page they are going to be on dangerous team. At least tomorrow will be their first game together so I don't think they will be clicking on all cylinders. I bet we are going to see Carcillo **** someone up tomorrow. He is going to want to show the Philly crowd what he is all about, hopefully it wont be something stupid.