Briere began last night on the fourth line with Darroll Powe and Riley Cote, then joined a line with Claude Giroux and Dan Carcillo. Expect Briere to play on several lines in coming weeks.
"We were able to do that last year with [R.J. Umberger,] and he had an unbelievable playoff run," coach John Stevens said. "Our focus is on the team game, and we try to put players in situations where they can have success."
44 Kimmo Timonen -- 77 Ryan Parent
25 Matt Carle -- 5 Braydon Coburn
41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones
30 Antero Niittymaki (expected starter Sunday)
43 Martin Biron (expected starter Saturday)
2 Derian Hatcher (right knee injury) is on injured reserve.
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
13 Daniel Carcillo 6' 0" 205 Jan 28, 1985 24 King City, ON, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 24 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 21 Hearst, ON, CAN
19 Scott Hartnell 6' 2" 210 Apr 18, 1982 26 Regina, SK, 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
36 Darroll Powe 5' 11" 212 Jun 22, 1985 23 Saskatoon, SK, CAN
18 Mike Richards "C" 5' 11" 195 Feb 11, 1985 24 Kenora, ON, CAN
# 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
77 Ryan Parent 6' 3" 183 Mar 17, 1987 21 Prince Albert, SK, CAN
44 Kimmo Timonen "A" 5' 10" 194 Mar 18, 1975 33 Kuopio, FIN
# 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
Tortorella has made an impact on the offense. Two of Scott Gomez's first-line wingers are gone; left wing Markus Naslund was replaced by Sean Avery, and in Nashville, right wing Nik Zherdev was benched for all but 6:01 of the first period after a giveaway. Ryan Callahan was promoted, and he responded with two assists. Avery also scored and the trio compiled six points.
Philly's W-L-T-OTL record is 106-96-37-6 in the regular season.
Philly is 58-47-14-3 at home and 48-49-23-3 away.
Philly is 11-3-2 in the last 15 at NY.
At home, Philly is 1-6-2 in the last nine and 2-9-3 in the last 14.
The road team has won 7 of the last 9 games.
In the POs, Philly has won 6 of 10 series and has a 27-20 record (17-10 at home, 10-10 at NY).
Nov. 16, 1967 -- In the first regular season meeting, Philly won 3-2 as Doug Favell made 30 saves. The win was Philly's first regular season home win over an Original Six team and was the first time NY lost to an expansion team. Ed Van Impe's PPG was the first goal scored in this series.
Dec. 25, 1967 -- Eddie Giacomin made 32 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly.
Feb. 18, 1968 -- The teams opened the new Madison Square Garden and NY won 3-1 in front of 17,250. Philly's Wayne Hicks scored the first regular season goal in the new arena. Bob Nevin scored the first goal by a NY player in the new building. NY outshot Philly 45-18, Doug Favell faced Eddie Giacomin.
Mar. 2, 1968 -- Eddie Giacomin had 18 saves and Bob Nevin two goals in NY's 4-0 home win.
Oct. 16, 1968 -- NY won 3-1 at home despite a perfect 21-for-21 save outing by Doug Favell in the first period. The Flyers were outshot 21-7 in the first period but led 1-0. Favell made 40 stops overall.
Oct. 31, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 41 saves but in a 2-1 loss in Philly.
Dec. 15, 1968 --Dick Sarrazin scored twice in a 3-1 win at NY that ended the Flyers' 0-9-2 skid.
Dec. 25, 1968 --Doug Favell made 36 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philly, the second straight year the teams played on Christmas.
Jan. 9, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 32 saves but NY won 3-1 in Philly.
Feb. 9, 1969 -- In a game delayed by more than two hours due to a heavy snowstorm, Philly squandered a 3-0 lead with under 10 minutes to play and settled for a 3-3 tie. A crowd of only 5,723 attended. NY's Eddie Giacomin, Jean Ratelle and Larry Jeffrey left their homes around 3:00 p.m. but never made it to MSG. A group of eight Rangers drove to the game and pushed their vehicle to MSG. The Flyers, who arrived at 6:30 p.m. by train, lacked equipment which didn't arrive until 7:30 p.m. The 7:05 start time was changed to 9:15 p.m and the game ended at 11:30 p.m. NY held a 42-16 shot advantage including 18-5 in the third period.
Jun. 6, 1969 -- Reg Fleming was traded to Philadelphia for Leon Rochefort and Don Blackburn.
Oct. 30, 1969 -- Bobby Clarke scored his first NHL goal, which tied the score, at 16:36 of the third period in a 3-3 at Philadelphia. It was Clarke's seventh game and the Flyers had one win, one loss and five ties.
Nov. 29, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Joe Watson two assists in a 2-2 tie at NY.
Dec. 17, 1969 -- NY's Dave Balon scored two third period goals in a 2-2 tie at MSG. NY held a 48-20 shot advantage and Bernie Parent made 46 saves including 33-for-34 in the first two periods.
Jan. 15, 1970 -- Terry Sawchuk, in his final season, played one of 11 games in his Rangers' career and the game ended 4-4 in Philly.
Feb. 18, 1970 -- The game was tied 3-3 after one and finished that way. NY had 20 shots in the first and outshot Philly 41-27 in the game.
Mar. 19, 1970 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the seventh consecutive tie (0-0-6 finish in 1969-70) between the teams.
Nov. 25, 1970 -- Bob Kelly scored in the third period in the Flyers' 3-1 home win. The Flyers upped their record to 3-6-8 in this series.
Jan. 20, 1971 -- Rod Gilbert scored twice in the third, including one with 19 seconds to play, to rally NY from a 3-0 hole to a 3-3 tie. NY held a 17-3 shots advantage in the third period.
Jan. 30, 1971 -- Bobby Clarke (2-2-4) and Doug Favell (32 saves) led Philly to a 5-2 home win.
Feb. 24, 1971 -- NY never trailed in a 4-2 home win.
Mar. 12, 1971 -- Bruce MacGregor and Walt Tkachuk both scored twice in NY's 7-2 home win.
Mar. 18, 1971 -- Backup goalie Bruce Gamble, who was pressed into service when Doug Favell suffered a pregame injury, made 30 saves and was chosen as the game's top star in Philly's 2-1 home win. Favell tripped over his stick while loosening up during warmups and hit his head into the boards and ice causing what was later termed as cerebral amnesia. When players rushed to attend, Favell asked for Bernie Parent, a player traded by the Flyers weeks earlier. Cliff Schmautz's fluky goal, off Dale Rolfe's skate, was scored 0:14 into the game and that goal held up until NY evened the game 2:54 into the third period; however, Bobby Clarke scored 28 seconds later for a 2-1 lead. The line of Serge Bernier-Gary Dornhoefer-Richie Lesuk held NY's powerful top line to just one shot all game.
Nov. 28, 1971 -- Vic Hadfield (2-1-3) led NY to a 4-2 road win despite 35 saves by Doug Favell.
Dec. 9, 1971 -- Vic Hadfield (two goals) and Gilles Villemure (21 saves) led NY to a 5-0 road win. Rick Foley of the Flyers, who fought Walt Tkaczuk and Brad Park, was ridiculed by NY head coach Emile Francis from the bench with a hand gesture to the temple, then Glen Sather reached out from his position on the bench and rapped Foley on the head with a stick. Tkaczuk (5), Sather (10), Park (5 + game) and Foley (5 + game) were all penalized.
Dec. 15, 1971 -- NY outshot Philly 51-15 in a 6-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-1 in the second period and were outshot 39-8 after two periods. Doug Favell (36 saves) was replaced by Bruce Gamble. Brad Park (2-1-3) and Bill Fairbairn (1-2-3) led the offense. Glen Sather and Rick Foley renewed their hostilities from six nights prior and then Jim Neilson of NY got involved and all three were tossed. Bobby Clarke-Rod Seiling picked up fighting majors. NY had 48 PIMs to Philly's 38 PIMs.
Dec. 29, 1971 -- NY held a 25-4 shots advantage (40-33 in the game) after one period en route to a 5-1 lead and eventual win.
Feb. 23, 1972 -- NY, 8-0-2 in the last 10 games, won 4-3 at home. Walt Tkaczuk snapped a 17-game scoreless drought. Doug Favell was replaced by Bobby Taylor (14-for-14).
Mar. 18, 1972 -- NY swept the 6-game season series with a 5-3 win.
Oct. 25, 1972 -- NY outshot Philly 49-19 and Rod Gilbert had three points in a 6-1 home win.
Nov. 5, 1972 -- NY rallied from a 2-0 hole to win 3-2 in Philly despite 37 saves by Doug Favell.
Nov. 15, 1972 -- NY out-scored Philly 4-0 in the third period in a 7-3 home win. Bill Fairbairn (1-4-5), Steve Vickers (3-0-3) and Walt Tkachuk (0-3-3) led the way. NY held a 49-29 shot attack, including 22-8 after one period.
Jan. 14, 1973 -- Jean Ratelle (1-3-4) and Vic Hadfield (2-1-3) led NY to a 5-3 win in Philly.
Mar. 7, 1973 -- Bill Flett's breakaway goal in the third period goal tied the score at 2-2 and resulted in the Flyers ending NY's 10-game win streak in this series. NY's Jean Ratelle had nine shots but his attempt at tying the NHL record for goals in consecutive games (nine) fell short. Flyers' goalie Doug Favell said afterwards "Tell Ratelle I am sorry." NY's Ted Irvine complained about the Flyers rough play by saying "They go around like King Kong on an ego trip, trying to see who can get more penalties." Flett said "If we don't play physically, they'll get by us. We're big but not fast, so we hit. Then someone on the other team thinks he's tougher than us and things happen."
Nov. 29, 1973 -- Bill Barber scored with 3:06 left and the game finished 2-2 in Philly. It was the only goal in the third period in which the Flyers outshot NY 21-6. Eddie Giacomin made 37 saves.
Dec. 26, 1973 -- NY won 2-1 at home despite 30 saves by Bernie Parent.
Jan. 3, 1974 -- Dave Schultz led Philly to a 4-2 home win and became the first Flyer to score a hat trick in this series. The victory snapped NY's 13-game unbeaten streak (11-0-2) in this series (all-time record was 5-19-11). With goalies Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure both sidelined, Philly defeated callup Peter McDuffe. Kate Smith's "God Bless America" was played prior to the game and the pumped crowd saw Schultz's first goal at 1:43. Schultz broke a 2-2 tie in the latter half of the middle period and added an insurance tally in the third period.
Feb. 14, 1974 -- NY led 3-0 in the first, scoring three times in a span of 3:22, but the Flyers rallied from a 4-1 hole to tie the game 4-4 in the Spectrum. Bill Barber was one of three third period scorers and his tying goal came with under seven minutes left.
Feb. 24, 1974 -- NY overcame a 2-0 hole to win 3-2 despite 41 saves by Bernie Parent.
Apr. 20, 1974 -- In Game 1 of the Semifinals, Bernie Parent (19 stops), Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Gary Dornhoefer (0-3-3), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Ross Lonsberry (1-1-2) led Philly in a 4-0 win. NY had zero shots in the first 13+ minutes of the game. The last shutout against NY was March 24, 1973 by Boston.
Apr. 23, 1974 -- In Game 2 in Philly, Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Ross Lonsberry (2-2-4) had three third period points to lead the Flyers to a 5-2 win. Just 19 seconds into the opening period, Bob Kelly belted Jerry Butler in a fight; Butler was injured and never returned. Bobby Clarke gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead. With about two minutes left in the first, Jimmy Watson bloodied Pete Stemkowski in a fight. There were 40 PIMs called in the first period. In the second period, Ed Van Impe scored a disputed goal, which infuriated Eddie Giacomin who slammed his stick against the glass near the neutral goal judge (from St. Louis); Emile Francis switched to Gilles Villemure for 22 seconds to settle Giacomin. In the third, Brad Park's PPG, 16 seconds after Ross Lonsberry's SHG breakaway made it 3-1, got NY to within one goal. Eight minutes later, Rick MacLeish made it 4-2.
Apr. 25, 1974 -- In Game 3 at MSG, NY scored twice in the second and two more in the third for a 5-3 victory. Dave Schultz and Brad Park fought 2:37 into the game but Schultz received 19 PIMs to just five for Park. Philly led 2-0 12:20 into the game and 3-1 past the halfway point of the game. Steve Vickers and Vic Hadfield scored in the second period for NY. In the third, Park and Rod Gilbert scored. Ron Harris of NY ended Bob Kelly's playoffs with a check that resulted in a torn left cartilage. NY held a 39-15 shots advantage, including 31-10 over the last two periods and 16-4 in the third. The game was marred by multiple misconduct penalties in the final six minutes. Afterwards, President Clarence Campbell said he was "Angry, very angry. It injured the League's image in my opinion."
Apr. 28, 1974 -- In Game 4 at NY, , Rod Gilbert's OT goal gave NY a 2-1 win. Just prior to the goal, a Dale Rolfe slapshot nailed Flyers' d-man Barry Ashbee in the right eye eventually ending his career. Reports circulated that a woman fainted in the crowd at the sight of the bloodied Ashbee, who was carted off the ice by four members of the NYPD and two teammates. Bernie Parent made 35 saves but the first goal that beat him was a controversial tally by Bobby Rousseau with 1:47 left in the second period. While TV replays were inconclusive as to whether the puck beat Parent, there appeared to be eight Rangers on the ice at the time of the goal.
Apr. 30, 1974 -- In Game 5, Tom Bladon, subbing for the injured Barry Ashbee, evened the score in the second period, Rick MacLeish scored twice and Bernie Parent made 27 saves in the 4-1 home win. The Flyers weathered a storm in the first period as they faced two 5-on-3 disadvantages. Fans came prepared with many signs in tribute to the injured Ashbee.
May 2, 1974 -- In Game 6, NY scored three third period goals, including the GWG by Ron Harris (two goals in the regular season) in a 4-1 win. Each team scored in the first period with Don Saleski scoring on a breakaway to give Philly a 1-0 lead. At one point, Eddie Giacomin picked up four PIMs when he whacked at Gary Dornhoefer in front of the net and then fought with Ross Lonsberry. Seeing this, Flyers' goalie Bernie Parent was handed a minor for leaving his crease -- a rule that was put in place in a Parent-Giacomin altercation in a Toronto-NYR 1971 PO battle. After the game, Emile Francis said "If Parent can't finish the next game, they'll have to put Kate Smith in the net." The Flyers broke the NHL record for most PIMs in a PO series, during this game, with 231 (Boston had 206 vs. NYR in 1970).
May 5, 1974 -- In Game 7 at Philly, Gary Dornhoefer scored twice and Rick MacLeish had three points, and the Flyers made NHL history by becoming the first expansion team to defeat an Original Six team in a PO series with a 4-3 win that sent the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals. Dave Schultz throttled Dale Rolfe at the 11:55 mark of the first period. At 13:43, NY went up 1-0 but 57 seconds later MacLeish (7-3-10 in the seven-game series) evened the score with Walt Tkaczuk in the box. Orest Kindrachuk and Gary Dornhoefer added second period goals. The Flyers dominated the first two periods (3-1 in goals, 37-19 in shots) but Steve Vickers' goal 8:49 into the third period cut the gap to 3-2. Dornhoefer scored 12 seconds later to give Philly a 4-2 lead. Pete Stemkowski closed out the scoring at 14:34. When NY tried to pull Eddie Giacomin for the extra attacker, they were called for too many men on the ice. The Flyers' line of Don Saleski, Orest Kindrachuk and Schultz was perhaps the team's best line of the afternoon. Philly had a 46-34 shots advantage but NY held a 16-9 advantage in the third. Prior to the game, Kate Smith, who was ill with bronchitis and unable to travel, sent a recorded message to the team that was shown prior to the game. She ended the good luck message by saying "Let's go to Boston (where the Bruins awaited the winner). With the recording of "God Bless America," the Flyers improved to 35-3-1. NY went 4-for-53 on the PP and missed on their last 23 attempts; they led the League at 29.6% in the r/s. The series featured NHL records of 405 PIMs and 145 penalties; another record of 252 PIMs was set by Philly. After the game, Steve Vickers of NY said "We choked. We lost the big one. I wish I could play against the Rangers. We knew what we had to do and we didn't do it." The final moments from NBC's broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhcUy...eature=related
Oct. 31, 1974 -- Bill Clement and Ross Lonsberry scored twice in Philly's 5-1 home win. Reggie Leach added the other goal. Eddie Giacomin was removed after the second period.
Nov. 13, 1974 -- Bobby Clarke blocked a Gilles Marotte blue-line shot and then skated in alone on Eddie Giacomin and beat him with 15 seconds left in the third period to give the Flyers a 3-2 win at MSG. The Flyers entered the game with a 1-15-6 (including POs) lifetime mark at NY and 0-9-6 in the previous 15 regular season road encounters. In the pregame skate, Dave Schultz was hit off the head by a golf ball tossed by a Rangers' fan and a feud escalated until the NYPD intervened. Jimmy Watson was tossed as a third man in a Bernie Parent-Jerry Butler altercation, started when Parent high-sticked Butler.
Feb. 5, 1975 -- Bernie Parent (26 saves) and Bill Clement (two points) led Philly to a 4-3 win in NY.
Feb. 6, 1975 -- NY won 3-1 in Philly. In the first period, there were three separate fights and 94 PIMs with three players (Dave Schultz, Reggie Leach and Steve Vickers) tossed. The first period took over an hour to play and at 6:11 there was a Don Saleski-Brad Park battle that resulted in four NY players penalized for 10 minutes (plus Vickers' game miscounduct) and just a pair of double minors handed out to Saleski of Philly. Fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03p7ljn2MJ0
Feb. 23, 1975 -- Bill Fairbairn snapped a tie in the third period and Eddie Giacomin made 35 saves in NY's 2-1 home win.
Apr. 3, 1975 -- Bobby Clarke (goal) set a team-record for most consecutive games (18) with at least one point in a 1-1 tie in Philly. The Flyers entered the game with an 8-game win streak. There were four separate fights in the first period and one in the second -- among them Dave Schultz-Rick Middleton and Derek Sanderson-Bobby Clarke -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN64k78_8kU . Prior to the game, the Flyers retired the jersey 4 in honor of Barry Ashbee. Jean Ratelle gave NY a 1-0 lead 15 seconds into the game. There was a total of 117 PIMs called, all in the first two periods. Ron Harris of NY was ejected when he openly challenged the entire Flyers' bench to a fight.
Oct. 26, 1975 -- Bill Barber (3-1-4), Bobby Clarke (1-3-4) and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) led Philly to a 7-2 win in NY. The crowd at MSG booed the home team often as NY lost their prior two games by a total of 16-2. Head Coach Ron Stewart said "All it takes is a little guts but we haven't found anyone yet who has any."
Nov, 22, 1975 -- Philly scored three third period goals and prevailed 4-2 at home. Wayne Stephenson made 26 saves.
Feb. 12, 1976 -- Philly won at home 6-1. The LCB line had 9 points/22 shots -- Bobby Clarke (4/4), Bill Barber (3/9) and Reggie Leach (2/9)
Feb. 13, 1976 -- Philly won 5-3 at NY. For what is the first documented occurrence in NHL history, two assistant coaches were on the bench for the same game as the Flyers' Fred Shero decided to watch the game from a skybox while his assistants Barry Ashbee (defense) and Mike Nykoluk (line changes) ran the show at ice level. Philly (51) and NYR (44) combined for the most shots (95) in a Flyers' regular season game. Bill Barber and Reggie Leach had game highs of 10 shots each and both players scored twice for Philly. Ron Greschner (9) and Greg Polis (8) led NY.
Mar. 25, 1976 -- Gary Inness stopped 36 NY shots in his Flyers' debut, a 4-1 win which set the mark for most home wins (34) by a team in NHL history. Paul Holmgren made his NHL debut but didn't play the rest of the season after suffering a puncture wound near his eye from a skate blade in a previous (AHL) game.
Apr. 4, 1976 -- In the season finale played in MSG, Bobby Clarke's consecutive games streak with at least one point was halted at 16 in a 2-0 loss. Philly outshot NY 38-23. John Davidson recorded the shutout. NY, which did not advance to the post-season, lost 10-2 the prior day to the NYI. Philly was 21-3-8 record in the last 32 regular season games.
Nov. 24, 1976 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored twice in a 2-2 tie at Philly. NY held a 2-0 lead. John Davidson made 37 saves for NY.
Dec. 22, 1976 -- Bernie Parent made 43 saves in a 3-3 tie at MSG. NY outshot Philly 46-25 and rallied from a 3-1 deficit.
Jan. 5, 1977 -- Midway in the third period, NY led 4-3 and about to go on the PP when Flyers' coach Fred Shero asked an official to check the stick of goalie Gilles Gratton. It was found to be illegal and the PP was nullified. Twenty seconds after the penalties expired, the Flyers tied the game at 4-4. Afterwards, frustrated NY head coach John Ferguson said "If it takes 100 years, I will find a flaw in them." A few days earlier, Ferguson saw Philly use of the strategy against the Kings and vowed it wouldn't happen to his team, so he instructed his trainers to check the sticks of all skaters but omitted goalies.
Feb. 17, 1977 -- Philly won 7-1 at home with a 44-shot attack and drove starter Doug Soetart (three goals on 11 shots in one period) from the goal in favor of John Davidson (four goals, 33 shots, two periods) who made his first appearance post-knee surgery. Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Tom Bladon had 3-point games.
Mar. 16, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish had three points (2-1-3) in a 4-4 tie at NY. Philly was outshot 6-2 in the first period. The second period featured 30 shots (17-13 for the Flyers). Phil Esposito tied the game 4-4 just 39 seconds after MacLeish gave Philly a 4-3 lead.
Apr. 2, 1977 -- Rick MacLeish scored his 48th and 49th goals in a 4-1 win. This was the second to last game of the season, he did not score in the finale.
Dec. 7, 1977 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie at MSG. NY had just one shot in the first period but 17 in the second period.
Dec. 8, 1977 -- Philly scored six goals in the third period in a 7-4 win in the Spectrum. It was the first time the Flyers scored 6+ goals in the third period of a game. Don Saleski, Ross Lonsberry and Reggie Leach each scored twice and accounted for the first six goals scored by the Flyers. The game was tied 3-3 midway in the third period until Philly got four goals in 4:58. Carol Vadnais had a double major for fights with Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman.
Dec. 28, 1977 -- Bobby Clarke (two goals) scored with 2:43 left and Philly won 4-3 in MSG. Afterwards, NY's goalie Wayne Thomas said "They got three goals from behind the net. Handling people coming out from behind the net is not my forte. My job is to stop the pucks not break people's ankles." Dallas Smith, 36 years old and in his second game with NY, was booed by the home crowd for failing to clear the crease leading to Clarke's goal.
Jan. 14, 1978 -- The Flyers took 45 shots on Doug Soetart, held a 30-9 advantage after two periods, and trounced NY 4-1. Paul Holmgren had three points. NY was shotless on two PPs and failed to score on a 5-on-3 for 1:18. Bernie Parent was less than five minutes away from a shutout when Dallas Smith scored the only NHL goal of his non-Boston Bruins' career; Smith played 15 seasons with the Bruins then un-retired to join the Rangers.
Mar. 15, 1978 -- Steve Vickers scored a late third period goal to give NY a 2-2 tie at MSG.
Apr. 6, 1978 -- Bernie Parent recorded the Flyers' first ever regular season shutout of the Rangers, 3-0. The game featured a bench-clearing brawl with about five minutes left in the second period when Mark Heaslip bloodied Tom Bladon with a stick across the head. There were 88 PIMs and five game misconducts Despite the loss, being outshot 50-16 and finishing in the Division's last place, NY clinched a PO spot when Detroit eliminated Pittsburgh. John Davidson made 47 saves in a loss. Fight --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhi5v0l8-cg
Jun. 2, 1978 -- Fred Shero became New York's head coach and as compensation the Flyers received a 1978 first-round pick used to select Ken Linseman.
Oct. 12, 1978 -- Fred Shero coached his first regular season game for the Rangers in the season opener at NY. All six goals in this 3-3 deadlock came via special teams. The Rangers scored three PPGs in under seven minutes to take a 3-0 first period lead but the Flyers recovered and scored three times in the second (two PPGs and one SHG). Bobby Clarke had two points, four minors and a major for fighting Dave Maloney. The Flyers now had a record of 11-1-8 in the last 20 regular season games against the Rangers.
Dec. 7, 1978 -- Fred Shero returned to Philadelphia and NY rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-2. The Flyers owned a 13-game regular season unbeaten streak (6-0-7) in this series. Ron Greschner scored the GWG in the third period.
Dec. 10, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves and Bill Barber (3 points) and Blake Dunlop each scored twice in a 4-0 shutout win at MSG. In the second period, Paul Holmgren was ejected as he swatted Carol Vadnais over the helmet with a stick in retaliation for Vadnais (5-minute major) spearing Holmgren in the throat and causing a gash. With Vadnais down on the ice, Rangers' coach Fred Shero bolted from the bench and was assessed a minor penalty. It was just the third game Vadnais wore a helmet.
Dec. 28, 1978 -- Paul Holmgren's GWG with 3:22 left lifted Philly to a 6-5 win. The Flyers scored three first period goals within a span of 2:23 and led 3-1. NY tied the score 3-3 in the second, a period in which a crazed Dave Maloney picked up multiple penalties after ref Wally Harris whistled him for slashing; he picked up an unsportsmanlike and a 10-minute misconduct for slamming his stick against the glass while berating the ref. On the PP, Philly held an 11-4 shots advantage but couldn't beat Doug Soetart. Despite a 20-8 shots advantage for the Flyers after two, the score was 3-3. Bobby Clarke and Phil Esposito exchanged early third period goals. The game got nastier when Anders Hedberg, upset at being checked by Bernie Parent along the boards, attempted to slash the goalie's head, missed, and picked up four minutes for his continued hostility while two Flyers evened the call coming to Parent's aid. Reggie Leach scored about three minutes later to give Philly a 5-4 lead. Steve Vickers evened the score 5-5. NY outshot Philly 17-12 in the third (Philly held a 32-25 edge in the game). Leach (2-1-3) and Clarke (2-0-2) scored twice in the game and Jimmy Watson picked up assists on the last two goals.
Jan. 21, 1979 -- The Flyers rallied impressively from a 5-2 third period deficit to tie the Rangers 5-5 in NY in what was Rangers' head coach Fred Shero's 600th (334-166-100 record) NHL game. Ulf Nilsson had a natural hat trick for the Rangers, on three shots, to put NY up 5-2. In the third period, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:25 including a much contested PPG by Behn Wilson and a SHG by Don Saleski which evened the score. Bernie Parent made 31 saves despite surrendering five goals. Philly was 11-1-8 in the last 20 regular season games in this series.
Feb. 17, 1979 -- Bernie Parent suffered a career-ending injury when the blade of Jimmy Watson's stick inadvertently went into the right eye slit of Parent's mask. NY prevailed 4-2 as they scored four times in the last period -- three off backup Wayne Stephenson and one into an empty net. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIapU...eature=related
Mar. 27, 1979 -- The Flyers overcame a 4-0 deficit and finished in a 4-4 tie at MSG by scoring three third period goals. Down 3-0, the Flyers removed Wayne Stephenson for the inexperienced Robbie Moore about three minutes into the second period. Bill Barber scored a late second period PPG, Jimmy Watson started the third with a SHG and Reggie Leach converted a PPG with about five to play to narrow the gap to 4-3. With under three to play, Mel Bridgman tied the game. Philly outshout NY 15-4 in the third period.
Apr. 1, 1979 -- The Flyers dominated in a 7-3 home victory as Paul Holmgren and Mel Bridgman each had two goals and an assist. John Davidson faced 34 shots in 40 minutes before being removed.
Apr. 16, 1979 -- In Game 1 of their PO series, the Flyers recovered from a 2-0 deficit and won 3-2 when Ken Linseman's unassisted 20-footer beat John Davidson 44 seconds into OT. Bill Barber tied the game with 4:58 to play. Robbie Moore made 22 saves. An odd call in the first period sent Bobby Clarke to the box for slashing; however, Clarke dropped his stick five seconds earlier and did not have one in his possession when he was whistled. It was the fifth minor of the first period called against the Flyers; there were three against the Rangers. NY led 2-0 after 20 minutes and held an 11-2 shots advantage early in the game.
Apr. 18, 1979 -- In Game 2, the Flyers suffered their most decisive home PO loss ever, a 7-1 defeat. Ron Greschner scored a SHG with 1:38 left in the first period to snap a 1-1 tie and the Rangers cruised as they tallied three goals on 21 shots in the second period. The Rangers scored 3 PPGs. Robbie Moore (three goals against) was replaced by Wayne Stephenson (four goals against) in net for the Flyers.
Apr. 20, 1979 -- In Game 3, Don Maloney scored consecutive goals within 26 seconds in the first 2:41 of the second period, Anders Hedberg added a shorty at 5:39 and NY won 5-1 by scoring the game's last five goals. The Flyers led 1-0 prior to Maloney's tallies. John Davidson made 32 saves. Wayne Stephenson gave up all five goals. It was NY's first win in MSG against the Flyers since 1976 (10 games).
Apr. 22, 1979 -- In Game 4, NY scored two goals in each period and John Davidson made 28 stops in a 6-0 thrashing. Robbie Moore started for the third time in the series. Don Murdoch and Eddie Johnstone scored twice and Phil Esposito (1-2-3) had three points.
Apr. 24, 1979 -- In Game 5, NY eliminated the Flyers 8-3. The Rangers led 2-0 lead into the third, then expanded the lead to 4-0 with two early tallies. Flyers' coach Pat Quinn pulled goalie Wayne Stephenson midway into the third, the Rangers scored an ENG, but then the Flyers tallied three times in five minutes to cut the score to 5-3. NY called a timeout to halt the bleeding and regained momentum with a goal just thereafter. The two-team total of nine goals in a period set a PO record for any NHL PO game. Fred Shero was in his first season as NY's head coach.
Oct. 25, 1979 -- The Flyers, down 2-0, won 5-2 at home. Reggie Leach (2-2-4) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the offense. The game was tied 2-2 after two but Leach, Propp and Mike Busniuk had eight of Philly's nine third period points. Propp and Leach scored 12 seconds apart to give Philly a 4-2 lead.
Dec. 16, 1979 -- Philly's unbeaten streak reached 27 games (one within the NHL record) with a 1-1 tie at NY that featured brilliant goaltending on both sides. Steve Baker made 20 saves in the first period and 37 stops in the game while Philly's Phil Myre made 34 saves. Each team scored in the opening period including a 4-on-3 shorty by Bill Barber. At 8:32, there were three separate fights including a Behn Wilson-Barry Beck battle moments after Norm Barnes-Eddie Johnstone fought. After the game, NY's assistant GM Mickey Keating challenged referee Bryan Lewis in the corridor saying that kids will be killed with high sticking if Lewis had his way. Dave Maloney said "Lewis was as bad last night as he was tonight." NY's Fred Shero, however, defended the ref by saying "I know some people are upset but you can't call everything." But he also added that he thought the refs were anti-Swedish and said "Why a Swede has to be murdered before you give a guy two minutes, I just don't know." Anders Hedberg, pointing to his chest, praised the Flyers by saying "There must be something in here when you don't lose for nine weeks."
Jan. 4, 1980 -- The Flyers won at NY 5-3 and thus surpassed the 33-game win streak of the NBA's L.A. Lakers with their 34th (24-0-10) straight game without a loss. Just 11 days after the Bruins and Mike Milbury entered the MSG crowd, a near repeat performance transpired. Ed Hospodar of NY broke Ken Linseman's nose when he fell on the Flyer but claimed later it was an accident. Moments after that play, Hospodar knocked down winger Tom Gorence causing a neck injury. At this point, without any penalties called, Pat Quinn sent out Mel Bridgman and four d-men. Bridgman speared Hospodar, though no penalty was called, then engaged in a lengthy fight. Hospodar, who won that fight, took a shot a linseman Kevin Collins and later earned a three-game suspension plus a $500 fine for that action. When Hospodar was escorted off the ice, he took a swing at a Flyers' equipment manager who was taunting him. Andre Dupont then scaled the Flyers' bench and attempted to go into the crowd at obnoxious fans but was restrained. Three Flyers not dressed from the game were targeted by unruly fans in another section and had to be escorted from that area. The game was nearly suspended earlier, when Rangers' execs thought candy tossed on the ice was a BB shot. A golf ball was thrown at referee Dave Newell.
Apr. 6, 1980 -- NY exploded for a 5-0 first period lead -- including the first goal nine seconds into the period -- en route to an 8-3 drubbing in the Spectrum in the season finale, in what was a mostly meaningless game for the Flyers; however, Pat Quinn held a closed door meeting to discuss the team's 3-5-5 finish in the last 13 games. Ron Greschner (2-2-4) tied a Rangers' record for points in a game by a D-man and Ron Duguay (2-0-2) scored twice for NY. Among the Flyers not dressed were Bobby Clarke (irritated eyes due to a contact lens solution) and Moose Dupont (flu). Each Flyers' player got $8,000 in bonuses ($5,000 for finishing with the NHL's best record and $3,000 for winning a division).
Apr. 16, 1980 -- In Game 1 of the QFs in Philly, Behn Wilson scored 5:44 into the third period and the Flyers pulled out a 2-1 win. Rick MacLeish scored on the Flyers' first shot of the series but John Davidson stopped the next 18 and after 20 minutes the score was 1-0 despite a 19-7 shots advantage. The middle period was scoreless and after 40 minutes the score remained 1-0 Philly, who doubled NY's shot total 34-17. John Davidson made 40 saves in the contest for NY. Ray Markham made it 1-1 for NY.
Apr. 17, 1980 -- In Game 2,Paul Holmgren and Bill Barber scored 14 seconds apart midway in the second period in a 4-1 win. NY went 0-for-6 on the PP. Ken Linseman had two assists. Pete Peeters made 31 saves. John Davidson stopped 38 of 41 shots (ENG).
Apr. 19, 1980 -- In Game 3 in NY, Pete Peeters made 29 stops, the Flyers PK was 7-for-7 and third period tallies by Bill Barber and Rick MacLeish aided in a 3-0 win. Bob Dailey scored a SHG in the first period, the only goal in the first 44 minutes of the game. In the first three games, NY was 0-for-15 on the PP.
Apr. 20, 1980 -- In Game 4, Ron Duguay was elevated to a line with LW Don Maloney and C Phil Esposito and responded with a goal in each period in leading NY to a 4-2 win. John Davidson made 31 saves.
Apr. 22, 1980 -- In Game 5, the Flyers won 3-1 at home as Pete Peeters made 25 saves and Al Hill, Behn Wilson and Paul Holmgren scored. Wilson's goal was a 50-footer which beat a stunned John Davidson. Ron Duguay added a meaningless third period goal. NY's line of Steve Vickers, Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson was held scoreless throughout the series mainly due to the defensive play of Holmgren, Kenny Linseman and Brian Propp. Afterwards, Vickers said he wanted the Islanders to beat the Flyers in the Cup Finals "because of the dirty things the Bruins (a prior series) did to them."
Sept. 26, 1980 -- In a preseason game at NY, the Rangers' Chris Kotsopolous was tossed for pulling Tim Kerr's hair during a fight.
Oct. 1, 1980 -- During a preseason game at the Spectrum, Ken Linseman's attempted check to Ed Hospodar resulted in a broken left tibia to the Flyers' forward; he did not return until December 10, 1980. The game finished in a 5-5 tie when Bobby Clarke, who had a hat trick, scored twice in the final four minutes to rally the Flyers from a 5-2 hole. The game was played in front of a sparse crowd of 10,423 while the Philadelphia Phillies played across the street vs. the Chicago Cubs and Steve Carlton tossed 5-0 two-hit shutout. The Phillies stayed within 1/2 game of the Montreal Expos in the final week of play, the year the Phillies eventually won their first World Series title.
Oct. 30, 1980 -- The teams skated to a 3-3 tie in Philly. Reggie Leach scored consecutive third period PPGs to give Philly a 3-2 lead but Anders Hedberg evened the game with 6:04 to play. Bobby Clarke was whistled for a five-minute high sticking major as his stick clipped Mike Allison resulting in Allison being removed from the ice on a stretcher. NY head coach Fred Shero was asked if there was bad blood between the teams and said "I have never heard of such a thing. They like to play and they are paid to play." Paul Holmgren was also taken to a hospital when a skate blade caught him near his eye. At 6:26 of the third, there were 102 PIMs called in a major brawl that included a lenghty fight between Rick MacLeish and Dave Silk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q0NvJNJ6qM&NR=1
Nov. 19, 1980 -- Philly won 5-1 at NY as Bill Barber (1-2-3) had three points and Rick St. Croix made 30 saves.
Mar. 30, 1981 -- Rick St. Croix and Steve Baker dueled to a scoreless tie at MSG. The same night, Indiana beat North Carolina for the NCAA College Basketball Championship in the Spectrum.
Apr. 5, 1981 -- Steve Baker made 34 saves and shutout the Flyers again, 2-0 in Philly, in the regular season finale. Baker's chest protector was stolen from the Rangers' practice facility so the goalie wore John Davidson's for this game and afterwards he announced that he'd wear it for the Rangers' post-season (he played 14 games in the 1981 POs which lasted into the Semifinals). Nick Fotiu returned to the Rangers after an eight-game suspension for chasing a fan in Detroit who tossed beer at the Rangers' bench.
Nov. 5, 1981 -- Steve Weeks made 31 saves and Ron Duguay (3-1-4) led the offense in NY's 6-2 win in Philly. Behn Wilson was eventually suspended four games for a slashing incident.
Nov. 18, 1981 -- Dave Silk scored twice and NY won 5-2 at home. Philly's 14-game regular season unbeaten streak (4-0-10) in MSG ended.
Dec. 12, 1981 -- Steve Weeks made 35 saves in NY's 5-3 win in Philly. Dean Talafous with the GWG in the third period.
Dec. 16, 1981 -- Philly snapped a 3-3 tie with four third period goals in a 7-3 win at MSG; NY led 3-2 in the second period. Bill Barber scored with one second left on a 4-on-3 6:19 into the third then immediately a brawl resulted in the ejections of NY's Ed Hospodar (minor, major, misconduct, game) and Philly's Barber (major, misconduct, game). From that clash, 1:31 later, the Flyers' Bob Hoffmeyer scored a PPG. Brian Propp and Ron Flockhart added later goals. The Flyers first goal was by Mark Botell, a 65-footer. Ray Allison, Propp and Hoffmeyer had 3-point games for Philadelphia.
Mar. 10, 1982 -- The Flyers rallied from a 5-2 deficit with under nine minutes left in a 5-5 tie. Ron Flockhart scored a PPG (Andre Dore of NY was penalized for an illegal stick) with 1:17 to play to cap the comeback. A week before, when the teams met, Mike Rogers of NY was penalized for an illegal stick. Head Coach Herb Brooks said afterwards "I didn't come to New York to check sticks. It is the players and trainers' responsibilities." The Flyers outshout NY 18-8 in the third period.
Mar. 17, 1982 -- Reijo Ruotsalainen scored a natural hat trick and had nine shots on goal to lead NY, 6-2-4 in the last 12 regular season games in this series. to a 5-2 win at home.
Mar. 28, 1982 -- Darryl Sittler (2-1-3) had a PPG and a SHG in Philly's 3-1 home win.
Apr. 7, 1982 -- In Game 1 of their best-of-five Division Semifinals, the Flyers were led by Pete Peeters' 35 saves and Darryl Sittler's two goals in a 4-1 win at the NYR. The Rangers scored on their first rush of the game but couldn't solve Peeters the rest of the game. NY outshot Philly 15-4 in the third period but the Flyers netted two goals including Sittler's second of the game that gave Philly a 3-1 lead. Eddie Mio was the Rangers' goalie.
Apr. 8, 1982 -- In Game 2, Mikko Leinonen recorded six assists (NHL PO record, previous record was five held by six players) in NY's 7-3 victory. His six points tied an existing PO record. Seven Rangers scored. Philly led 48 seconds into the game but couldn't stop NY's PPG which went 4-for-5. Eddie Mio made 23 saves for the win.
Apr. 10, 1982 -- In Game 3, the Rangers recovered from a 3-0 first period hole to win 4-3 in Philadelphia when Cam Connor scored with 1:09 left in regulation. At the 1:44 mark, 40-goal man Ron Duguay and Bob Hoffmeyer fought and were ejected ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itbrqO1KG28). The Flyers eventually led 3-0 with six shots on goal. NY mounted a rally in the second period goals with three goals and evened the scored with 54 seconds to play in the middle period. The Flyers were issued 37 PIMs in the second period and NY had four PPs but did not score. With about a minute to play in regulation, Connor pulled Paul Holmgren down to the ice but referee Bruce Hood allowed play to continue and Connor put in a rebound as he was unchecked. Connor was on the ice because Duguay and the injured Mikko Leinonen (the player who had six points in Game 2) were not available. The Flyers disputed the goal but were overruled. Eddie Mio made 28 saves for the win.
Apr. 11, 1982 -- In Game 4, the Rangers won the series 3-1 in games with a 7-5 win. Philly dominated the play in the first period, playing about 15 minutes in the Rangers' defensive zone but trailed 1-0 and NY took a 5-2 lead into the third when Pete Peeters was replaced by Rick St. Croix. The Flyers attempted rally fell just short as Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Darryl Sittler (1-1-2), Bill Barber (1-0-0) and Paul Holmgren (0-2-2) combined to narrow the gap to 6-5with 3:41 to play. However, Ron Duguay's 70-foot ENG with seven seconds to play finished the scoring. The Flyers outshot NY 43-25, went 3-for-5 on the PP and killed 6 of 7 penalties.
Oct. 13, 1982 -- The teams met in NY for the first time since the POs and NY scored three third period goals in a 5-2 win. John Davidson made 36 saves. Ron Flockhart scored both Flyers' goals.
Nov. 11, 1982 -- Philly scored five second period goals, including two by Lindsay Carson, in a 7-3 win. Tom Gorence added two goals (2-1-3) in the game.
Jan. 16, 1983 -- Bob Froese made 16 stops and Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Brian Propp (2 goals) led the offense in a 4-0 shutout in NY. Philly led 3-0 after one period. NY was shutout for the second consecutive game after a streak of 120 games with a goal. Philly outshot NY 31-16 in the game.
Jan. 23, 1983 -- Bob Froese made 23 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win.
Feb. 19, 1983 -- Eight Flyers' scored and Brian Propp had four points in an 8-5 win. Up 5-4 in the third, the Flyers scored three times in a span of 3:36 to ice the game. Behn Wilson was eventually suspended six games for hitting goalie Glen Hanlon with a high stick. Bob Froese upped his lifetime NHL record to 11-0-1 with three of the wins against the Rangers.
Mar. 14, 1983 -- NY led 5-0 after one period and cruised to an 8-2 victory. Afterwards, Flyers' coach Bob McCammon called the Rangers "smurfs" which was then used by NY as motivation for the upcoming playoffs. The Flyers were without five regulars including Tim Kerr and Paul Holmgren.
Mar. 31, 1983 -- Glen Hanlon (32 saves) and Reijo Ruotselainen (2-1-3) led NY to a 4-2 win in Philly despite being outshot 34-13. Bob Froese made nine saves.
Apr. 5, 1983 -- In Game 1 of their best-of-five Division Semifinals, the Rangers recorded a 5-3 win in Philadelphia as Anders Hedberg registered three points in the first period. Eddie Mio made 39 saves for the Rangers and Pelle Lindbergh stopped 30 for the Flyers.
Apr. 7, 1983 -- In Game 2, Eddie Mio made 32 saves and the Rangers won 4-3 in Philadelphia. Philly led 1-0 after one but the Rangers got goals from George McPhee (his second NHL game) and Tom Laidlaw (his first goal in his 82nd game of the season) for a 2-1 lead. In the middle period, Ron Flockhart escaped serious injury when Dave Maloney's stick caught him in the eye/cheekbone. With the score tied 2-2, Mark Pavelich (1-2-3) scored the go-ahead goal and assisted moments later on the fourth goal. Philly outshot NY 15-5 in the third but both teams tallied two goals.
Apr. 9, 1983 -- In Game 3, Rob McClanahan had five points (2-3-5) and Dave Maloney had four assists in the Rangers' 9-3 series clinching victory. In the first minute of play, a major scrum turned strange when reserve goalie Glen Hanlon, on the bench, grabbed Darryl Sittler, on the ice, resulting in the oddity of 12 PIMs to someone who didn't get on the ice. The Rangers scored two PPGs in the first 5:24. NY led 3-1 after one and 5-1 after two. NY scored four goals in the final 12 minutes. Anders Hedberg added two goals (3 points). The Flyers, the second-best team in the NHL, had a 26-point regular season advantage over NY. Afterwards the Rangers' Ron Duguay said "If they don't learn from this, they never will."
Oct. 16, 1983 -- NY went 3-for-4 on the PP and a perfect 8-for-8 on the PK in a 5-4 win. Pierre Larouche scored twice.
Dec. 30, 1983 -- NY won 6-3 at home, once led 6-0 and got two goals each from Anders Hedberg and Pierre Larouche.
Jan. 12, 1984 -- Steve Weeks made 38 saves in NY's 2-1 win in Philly.
Feb. 19, 1984 -- Tim Kerr had the GWG 1:33 into OT in a 3-2 win at MSG. The victory ended an eight-game Flyers' losing streak against the Rangers (r/s and PO combined). Late in the second period, Ron Greschner and Brad McCrimmon got in a testy fight resulting in stitches for Greschner on his right hand and above his eye; he did not return to the game.
Mar. 14, 1984 -- Peter Sundstrom (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-1 past the midway point.
Mar. 17, 1984 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) scored consecutive third period goals then Darryl Stanley nailed the GWG with about six minutes to play in a 6-4 win. NY led 4-1 with about 25 minutes to play and 4-2 with under 14 remaining but the Flyers scored four third period goals. The Flyers had 46 shots.
Mar. 24, 1984 -- Dave Poulin (1-3-4), Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Brian Propp (2-1-3) led the Flyers in a 6-5 win.
Oct. 7, 1984 -- In a preseason game won 8-3 by the Flyers, a massive bench-clearing brawl erupted and seven players (NY had 4) were ejected amid 132 PIMs. NY goalie Glen Hanlon decided to enter the fight causing Pelle Lindbergh to skate the length of the ice and in the pile Hanlon was bloodied.
Dec. 3, 1984 -- Bob Froese (31 saves) and Dave Poulin (2-1-3) led Philly to a 6-2 road win.
Dec. 8, 1984 -- Bob Froese (32 saves) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led Philly to a 4-2 home win.
Feb. 10, 1985 -- NY ended a 7-game, 11-day road trip with an 0-6-1 record and a 3-2 loss in Philly. Pelle Lindbergh made 32 saves.
Mar. 13, 1985 -- Philly dominated the first period 3-1 in goals and 18-4 in shots -- as they sent NY to a 5-2 loss at MSG. Slumping at home in recent games, the Rangers were serenaded with a chant of "Let's go home, let's go home" from their fans. NY's George McPhee and Steve Richmond returned to the team for the first time since a stick fight in practice left both with visible wounds including multiple stitches to Richmond's scalp.
Mar. 21, 1985 -- Dave Poulin scored twice and sixteen different Flyers recorded points in an 8-4 home win. The Flyers 4-0 lead was cut to 5-3 but Poulin's SHG in the third period was abackbreaking tally.
Mar. 30, 1985 -- The sizzling Flyers skated to a 3-0 win in Philadelphia, the team's thirteenth win in the last 14 outings. Bob Froese recorded his seventh shutout in 89 career NHL games. Ilkka Sinisalo gave the Flyers the only goal they would need. Kelly Miller made his NHL debut for NY.
April 2, 1985 -- The Flyers won 2-1 at NY and swept the Rangers (31-13 in goals) in the seven-game season series; NY led for a total of 54 seconds in those games. Philly was on a torrid 14-1-0 run. NY clinched a playoff spot despite this loss, a team record 43rd defeat. Len Hachborn and Todd Bergen scored for the Flyers.
Apr. 10, 1985 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, the Flyers' Mark Howe scored one of the most important goals in franchise history 8:01 into OT to help exorcise recent post-season demons and lift the Flyers to a 5-4 victory. The heavily-favored Flyers (one PO win in the previous three years, twice eliminated by NYR) led 3-0 in the first period but the Rangers tied the score at 4-4 with 26 seconds to play. On the GWG, Ron Sutter overpowered Reijo Ruotsalainen behind the net, stole the puck and fed Howe at the point. The thrilling goal sent the Spectrum faithful into delirium. After the Rangers tied the score, Flyers' head coach Mike Keenan lashed into his squad behind closed doors but within earshot of outsiders. When asked about his tirade after the game, Keenan calmly told the assembled media "If they need a little helpful reminder from time to time, it's my responsibility to inform them of my opinion of how they played." It was the Flyers' first home PO win since 1981 but was their 15th straight home win that season.
Apr. 11, 1985 -- In Game 2, Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves and Todd Bergen scored twice in a 3-1 win. Bergen tied the score in the second period and notched the go-ahead tally in the third period. There was a bench-cleaing brawl at the end of the second period and 88 PIMs in the game. New York Daily News writer Frank Brown penned "The Flyers spent the night sending strong, eager, healthy bodies over the boards for every shift. The Rangers replied largely with cripples, midgets and pacifists."
Apr. 13, 1985 -- In Game 3, Philly scored five times third period goals and earned a 6-5 victory and a sweep. Tim Kerr set the record for the fastest hat trick in Flyers' PO history which was achieved in a 3:24 span. Kerr set NHL records for fastest four PO goals (in 8:16) and most PPGs (3) in one PO period. Glen Hanlon was the victim as Kerr also recorded a natural hat trick. After the second period, the Flyers led 6-3 and Kerr (4-0-4) and Peter Zezel (1-3-4) each had four points; D-man Doug Crossman had three assists. NY switched goalies to JVB from Hanlon and the team responded with a pair of goals but couldn't get the equalizer as the Flyers limited the Rangers to just four shots when the margin was one goal. It was Anders Hedberg last NHL game.
Oct. 1, 1985 -- The Rangers won this preseason game 4-1 at NY which was highlighted by 506 PIMs (the regular season record at the time was 406), 22 ejected players and a brawl that took a half-hour. Afterwards, Barry Beck of the Rangers publicly challenged NHL President John Ziegler to clean up the game to which Ziegler replied "It was an aberration...there are more brawls in baseball than hockey." Beck submitted that hockey was the only sport that allowed fighting and "I can't remember anyone bleeding in a baseball game." There were multiple fights on the undercard including goalies Bob Froese and Terry Kleisinger. Twenty-five seconds later, with 5:13 left in period two, the major brawl erupted when NY's Don Maloney started the bench-clearing brawl as first man off the bench and received a three-game suspension.
Nov. 6, 1985 -- Peter Zezel and Brian Propp each scored twice and the Flyers scored the last four goals in a 5-2 win at MSG. Bob Froese, 5-0-0, made 35 saves in the victory.
Dec. 7, 1985 -- Bob Froese (23 saves), Murray Craven and Brian Propp (two goals each) led Philly to a 4-0 win. It was the Flyers 14th straight (including playoffs) win against NY.
Dec. 8, 1985 -- Philly's 11-game regular season (14 including the 3-game 1985 PO sweep) win streak in this series ended when the Rangers won 3-1 in NY backed by JVB's 28 saves. With Philly trailing 2-1, Bob Froese was replaced after the first period by Darren Jensen who played the remainder of the contest and made 17 saves on 18 shots. During the streak, the Flyers out-scored NY 66-34.
Mar. 9, 1986 -- The Flyers led 4-0 at the 13:46 mark and Bob Froese made 30 saves in a 4-1 home win.
Mar. 22, 1986 -- Peter Zezel (1-2-3) and Brad McCrimmon (0-3-3) led Philly to a 4-2 home win.
Mar. 29, 1986 -- Philly won 8-2 as Dave Poulin (1-2-3), Brian Propp (1-2-3) and Tim Kerr (2 goals) led the way in the Spectrum. Kerr scored consecutive goals to give the Flyers a 5-2 lead. Brian MacLellan of NY was a minus 5.
Apr. 2, 1986 -- Tim Kerr scored goals number 55 and 56 and the goalie tandem of Bob Froese (41 saves) and Chico Resch (4 saves in 2:33, brief replacement for Froese after the Rangers made it 1-0) made 45 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 win at the NYR. The last-season game was vital for both teams as the Flyers pulled into the division lead over Washington by two points while the Rangers failed to secure a PO berth. The Flyers also won for the 18th time in the last 19 games in this series.
Apr. 9, 1986 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, NY shocked the Flyers 6-2 in Philadelphia. Mike Ridley (2-1-3) scored two PPGs and NY also had two SHGs. Rick Tocchet fought Wilf Paiement ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLfZ3XWsHQ ) and Dave Richter fought Larry Melnyk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLO4cP33RJY ) and were ejected with the score 4-2 in NY's favor. Bob Froese surrendered six goals on just 22 shots. JVB made 31 saves for NY. The Flyers were 18-1 in the previous 19 games (regular season and POs combined) against the Rangers.
Apr. 10, 1986 -- In Game 2, Rich Sutter and Brad McCrimmon scored a PO team-record 16 seconds apart in a 2-1 victory. Philly outshot NY 44-12 including 21-3 in the first period and 32-9 after two periods. JVB made 42 stops for the Rangers. NY's only goal came with a 2-man advantage.
Apr. 12, 1986 -- In Game 3 at NY, Mike Ridley tied the game at 2-2 8:13 into the third period and Jim Wiemer scored the first of three goals within 38 seconds in the Rangers' 5-2 triumph. Bob Froese was replaced after NY went up 4-2 and 24 seconds later it was 5-2 when the Rangers scored against Chico Resch. JVB made 30 saves. There were a few fights in the game including a pair involving Rich Sutter and Larry Melnyk. When Rick Tochet and George McPhee fought, Rangers' backup goalie Glen Hanlon stood on the bench and raised his arms at the Flyers' bench. Mike Keenan then stood on the Flyers' bench and yelled back.
Apr. 14, 1986 -- In Game 4 at NY, the Flyers recorded the franchise's largest road playoff victory ever in a 7-1 win. Bob Froese made 31 saves while Peter Zezel (3-1-4) and Tim Kerr (2-1-3) led the offense. Philly had five second period goals, including four in the first 6:24. NY led 1-0 4:15 into the game.
Apr. 15, 1986 -- In Game 5, the Rangers won 5-2 in Philly in a game much closer than the score indicated. The Rangers nailed two ENGs in the final 40 seconds to increase the margin of victory. JVB made 34 saves in the victory. Willie Huber (1-2-3) led the offense and scored the GWG followed by an assist in a span of 1:11 in the second period. Pierre Larouche had the lone first period goal and assisted on the second period go-ahead goal.
Sept. 21, 1986 -- In a preseason slugfest, the Flyers prevailed 4-1 at home. Prior to the seven minute mark, six players were already tossed as the NHL experimented with a new instigating fighting penalty. There were 188 PIMs issued in the first period and 272 in the game. Phil Esposito debuted as NY's GM.
Nov. 8, 1986 -- JVB backed NY to a 3-2 home win. NY's Terry Carkner, in his first NHL fight, battled Dave Brown who knocked him to the ice with a powerful left.
Nov. 14, 1986 -- JVB made 28 saves in NY's 2-1 home win.
Dec. 18, 1986 -- Kjell Samuelsson was acquired from NY for Bob Froese.
Jan. 7, 1987 -- Ron Hextall (35 saves), Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-3 win at NY. Philly led 4-0, the Rangers then scored three third period goals but the Flyers added two ENGs.
Jan. 31, 1987 -- Bob Froese (28 saves) led the Rangers to a 3-1 win in Philly.
Mar. 12, 1987 -- Bob Froese (39 saves), Tomas Sandstrom (2-2-4) and Don Maloney (2-0-2) led NY to a 6-1 win in Philly. NY led 2-1 midway into the third period.
Mar. 15, 1987 -- Glenn Resch (37 saves), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Ilkka Sinisalo (1-2-3) led Philly to a 5-2 win in NY.
Mar. 17, 1987 -- Tim Kerr netted his 50th and 51st goals of the season in the first period en route to a Flyers' 4-1 win in Philly.
Apr. 8, 1987 -- In Game 1 of their Division Semifinals, the Rangers defeated the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia as Pierre Larouche had three points (2-1-3) and JVB made 26 saves. Larouche and Ron Duguay scored within 27 seconds in the second period to give NY a 2-0 lead. It was NY's first shutout since the 1986 playoffs against Montreal. The Flyers hit four posts including two on the same shot by Jean Jacques Daigneault.
Apr. 9, 1987 -- In Game 2, birthday boy Rick Tocchet (2-0-2) scored a momentum-shifting goal with four seconds to play in the second period to give Philly a 3-2 lead en route to an 8-3 blowout. Tocchet added a SHG in the third to make it 6-2. Lindsay Carson had three assists to pace Philly and was named the game's top star. Derrick Smith and Brad Marsh each had a goal and an assist. Philly had five third period goals. JVB was replaced by Bob Froese. Willie Huber was a minus 5. Dave Brown crushed George McPhee in a fight at the 2:05 mark leading to the ejection of and NY's Jay Caufield. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmIkkJx62Y Before the game, an announcement was made that Bobby Clarke and Eddie Giacomin were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Apr. 11, 1987 -- In Game 3, Ron Hextall stopped 34 shots and the Flyers scored three goals in a span of 6:06 in the second period for a 3-0 win at MSG. NY had the first eight shots of the game. Fans chanted "We hate Zezel" when they read comments that Peter Zezel said he hated the Rangers; however, the jeers were quieted when Zezel's SHG gave Philly a 1-0 lead about five minutes into the second period. Thirteen seconds later, Philly established a team record for quickest two PO goals when Mark Howe scored. Rick Tocchet ended the scoring. The Flyers had 20 shots on goal in the second period, each team had 34 in the game.
Apr. 12, 1987 -- In Game 4, NY switched goalies to Bob Froese, led 3-0 after one and skated to a 6-3 win. NY had three PPGs, including two in the last 1:29 of the second period. At 8:09 of the middle period, Lindsay Carson skated towards Froese, who then followed Carson out to about the blue line. Carson turned, saw Froese, and although Froese had not brought his fists up, Carson swatted him and Froese went down with apparent embellishment. Carson picked up a double minor for slashing and NY's Tony McKegney was ejected. ''He must have lost his edge and accidentally skated into me,'' Froese said sarcastically. ''Then I was skating to the bench and he turned and accidentally punched me.'' Said Carson, ''I just turned and he went into me and he did a good acting job to make it look like a punch.'' Later in the second, Dave Brown was tossed as third man in an altercation between Craig Berube and George McPhee. As the period proceeded, Ron Hextall and Jeff Jackson were given slashing majors and Hextall then banged his stick on the ice trying to bait Froese; however, the trash-talking continued between Hextall and NY's head coach Phil Esposito who kept chanting "Ronald McDonald" from the bench.
Apr. 14, 1987 -- In Game 5, Rick Tocchet scored twice and the Flyers peppered NY goalie Bob Froese with 40 shots in a 3-1 home win. Froese was magnificent in defeat as Philly held a 32-10 shots advantage over the last two periods (40-22 total). The game wasn't secured until Tocchet's ENG in the waning moments, a goal awarded to Tocchet when Jeff Jackson threw his stick along the ice when the Flyers had a 2-on-0 break. Brian Propp had 10 shots on goal. Afterwards, Phil Esposito, who was asked to comment on Mike Keenan's offering that the Flyers' speed was the difference in the game, said " He is the genius. He is the career coach. Who cares what he has to say?!" Esposito then said of his team's play "We were brain dead."
Apr. 16, 1987 -- In Game 6, Ron Hextall was brilliant with 34 stops and eliminated NY 5-0 at MSG. Prior to the Anthem, Rangers' fans chanted "Hex-tall, Hex-tall." Derrick Smith and Doug Crossman gave Philly a 2-0 lead after one period. Brad Marsh made it 3-0 in the second period and then starting goalie JVB, a surprise starter to many, was replaced by Bob Froese. Lindsay Carson scored in the third period and at that point fans in MSG pelted the ice with debris. Murray Craven suffered a broken left foot and missed the next 14 PO games. Some series' highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MN3dDulJ_g
Oct. 24, 1987 -- NY won 5-3. Walt Poddubny's lead goal was followed by a penalty shot goal by Jan Erixson off Mark Laforest. The Flyers outshot NY 45-39.
Oct. 26, 1987 -- Murray Craven's goal gave the Flyers a 2-2 OT tie at MSG. Dave Brown's infamous cross-check to Tomas Sandstrom led to an eventual 15-game suspension. Ron Hextall and JVB excelled as each faced 40+ shots (42-41 advantage NYR). After the game, Rangers' head coach Michel Bergeron said "Tonight, I saw an attempt to kill." Mark Howe of the Flyers received a questionable five-minute slashing major to Sandstrom a few minutes prior to Brown's action in the third period. After the game, Howe said "If he didn't instigate, we wouldn't be doing these things back to him. Our team doesn't do that against anyone else on their team but him." NY scored on Howe's penalty but not while Brown was in the box. NY's James Patrick said of Sandstrom "He is no angel" while Bergeron also added "Of course Tomas uses his stick, but only to protect himself." Clip -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZqXmTfbQwE
Dec. 10, 1987 -- Kjell Samuellson's 65-footer beat Bob Froese and gave Philly a 2-1 first period lead, which they never relinquished in a 5-3 home win.
Dec. 22, 1987 -- The Flyers rallied to beat NY 6-4 in the 4,000th game in Rangers' history. Rick Tocchet (2-1-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) led Philly. John Ogrodnick scored twice in the opening minutes to give NY a 2-0 lead but Philly led 3-2 after one. Tomas Sandstrom scored with 0:28 left in the second period to bring NY to within 5-4. Ron Hextall was dazzling, especially in the third period, when NY outshot Philly 14-4. Hextall improved to 10-0-1 in his last 11 outings with a 2.50 GAA.
Jan. 17, 1988 -- Ron Hextall (30 saves) beat Bob Froese (27 saves) in Philly's 2-1 win in NY. Brian Propp and Rick Tocchet scored.
Jan. 28, 1988 -- JVB made 35 saves, including 19 in the first period, in NY's 5-2 win in Philly. Kelly Kisio had three points.
Mar. 15, 1988 -- JVB (24 saves) beat Ron Hextall (33 saves) in NY's 3-1 home win.
Oct. 26, 1988 -- JVB made 37 saves and the Rangers overcame three one-goal deficits in a 4-3 win in NY.
Oct. 29, 1988 -- NY's James Patrick cross-checked Ron Sutter resulting in a broken jaw and a six-week absence from the lineup for the Flyers' forward. NY won 6-5 when Jan Erixson scored at the 15:17 mark of the third period to snap a 5-5 tie.
Nov. 9, 1988 -- Despite 32 saves by Ron Hextall and three points by Mark Howe, NY won 5-3 at home. A Kerry Huffman-Tomas Sandstrom-Hextall incident --
Nov. 15, 1988 -- NY rallied from a 3-3 hole and the game finished in a 3-3 tie in a game that featured a few injuries. Dave Poulin, just 43 seconds into the game, suffered a separated left shoulder after a hit by Lucien Deblois. Derrick Smith elbowed Tomas Sandstrom after the Ranger high-sticked Mark Howe in the mouth; Sandstrom temporarily left the game. With 0:23 left in OT, Bob Froese suffered a hip pointer and was replaced by JVB.
Feb 15, 1989 -- Ron Hextall made 33 saves in a 3-1 home win. Ron Sutter's first period goal held up until Derrick Smith made it 2-0 in the third period.
Feb. 22, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (3-2-5) was unstoppable as Philadelphia recorded a 6-4 win at MSG. Former Flyer Bob Froese, who was victimzed by Kerr's hat trick and five points, said of his former teammate "He has great hands, he is an ox, he is a scoring machine." The Flyers erupted for four straight third period goals to take a 6-3 lead.
Mar. 26, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3), Dave Poulin (2-1-3) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led the Flyers to a 6-1 home win.
Oct. 21, 1989 -- JVB made 29 saves in NY's 3-1 win in Philly.
Oct. 30, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 23 saves in Philly's 3-1 win in MSG. NY outshot Philly 4-1 in the third period (24-15 in the game).
Dec. 10, 1989 -- Ken Wregget made 36 saves in Philly's 4-2 win at NY. NY outshot Philly 38-19 in an action-packed game. The Flyers' PK was 8-for-8. Tomas Sandstrom was ejected and issued a five-minute major for slashing the Flyers' Jay Wells.
Jan. 14, 1990 -- NY won 4-3 in OT on Brian Leetch's goal, rallying from a 3-1 third period hole. Pelle Eklund missed on a penalty shot.
Feb. 13, 1980 -- John Ogrodnick's second goal of the game lifted NY to a 4-3 win in Philly. Mike Richter made 34 saves, Pete Peeters stopped 33 shots.
Mar. 8, 1990 -- Ron Hextall left the game in the first period with a strained groin and this would be his eighth and final appearance all season. His play was limited due to a contract holdout, a suspension, and four different injuries (twice in NHL games, one while on AHL injury rehab and one at practice). NY won 7-5 in Philly. Kelly Kisio (1-2-3), Joe Mullen (2-0-2) and Mike Gartner (2-0-2) led NY. Tim Kerr (1-3-4) and Gord Murphy (2-0-2) led Philly.
Mar. 25, 1990 -- The Flyers' Keith Acton scored on a penalty shot off the Rangers' JVB but NY won 7-3 as Kelly Kisio (2-1-3) led the offense.
Oct. 25, 1990 -- NY won for the fifth straight time in this series, 5-3 at home.
Nov. 13, 1990 -- Pete Peeters and JVB dueled to a 1-1 tie in Philly.
Jan. 7, 1991 -- NY scored twice 26 seconds apart in the third period of a 3-2 home win.
Feb. 21, 1991 -- Murray Baron scored twice in a 4-4 OT tie in Philly. During a Craig Berube-Lindy Ruff altercation, Berube accidentally hit Kevin Collins with a punch cutting the linesman's face.
Mar. 4, 1991 -- John Ogrodnick (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-2 home win. Tie Domi, who tried to engage the Flyers into a pregame fight, was ejected late in the game after he punched Keith Acton (who was not penalized). Domi also fought Craig Berube 6:55 into a scoreless contest --
Mar. 23, 1991 -- Pelle Eklund (3-2-5) had a hat trick and Rick Tocchet (2-1-3)scored his 40th goal of the season in the Flyers' 7-4 win at MSG. Tie Domi scored his first NHL goal, to bring NY to within 4-3 in the third period, and he celebrated by "riding the broomstick (ala Tiger Williams)." NY lost for the eighth straight time while the Flyers entered the game on a 1-7-2 skid (and eventually ended the season with a 2-10-3 mark in the last 15).
Nov. 2, 1991 -- John Ogrodnick scored twice in NY's 4-2 win in Philly.
Dec. 2, 1991 -- JVB made 35 saves in NY's 4-2 home win.
Dec. 18, 1991 -- JVB made 39 saves in NY's 6-3 home win.
Feb. 22, 1992 -- Tony Amonte scored in the third period and OT to give NY a 2-1 win. Philly dropped to 2-11-2 in the last 15 played in this series.
Mar. 7, 1992 -- Ron Hextall (37 saves), Brian Benning and Mark Recchi (three points each) led Philly to a 5-4 home win. The Flyers had three PPGs. Tim Kerr scored for NY.
Mar. 23, 1992 -- Tony Amonte scored with 3:59 left and Mike Richter made 37 saves in NY's 4-3 win in Philly.
Mar. 24, 1992 -- JVB made 29 saves and NY scored three third period goals in a 3-1 home win.
Oct. 26, 1992 -- JVB (34 saves) and Mike Gartner (2-1-3) led NY to an 8-4 home win.
Nov. 4, 1992 -- Mike Richter made 25 saves in NY's 3-1 home win. Doug Weight was tossed for intent-to-injure at the 20:00 mark of the second period after sticking Garry Galley in the mouth, leaving the Flyer bloodied.
Nov. 19, 1992 -- Philly used a 45-shot atack in a 7-3 win. Doug Evans sscored two late goals. The Flyers led 4-1 when Kevin Dineen was given a 5-minute high stick major and tossed from the game in the second period; NY then scored twice on the penalty but Evans' teo goals boosted the lead to 6-3.
Jan. 9, 1993 -- Ric Nattress had two goals and the Flyers won for the 1,000th time in the regular season, 4-3.
Feb. 3, 1993 -- Tommy Soderstrom (36 saves) and JVB (39 saves) backed their teams to a 2-2 tie in NY. Mike Gartner had two goals.
Mar. 24, 1993 -- The Flyers won 5-4 at NY as Eric Lindros had a hat trick and also scored his 35th goal (eventually had 41) to set the Flyers' mark for most goals by a rookie. Ed Olcyzk had a hat trick for NY. Philly's Tommy Soderstrom made 41 saves.
Apr. 12, 1993 -- Greg Hawgood scored the lone goal and Dominic Roussel (24 saves) had the 1-0 shutout. Mark Recchi broke the Flyers' team record for points in a season with his 120th (123 total).
Oct. 16, 1993 -- Dominic Roussel made 22 saves in Philly's 4-3 home win.
Jan. 14, 1994 -- Mike Gartner scored twice in NY's 5-2 home win.
Feb. 28, 1994 -- Despite 39 saves by Dominic Roussel, NY won 4-1 as Mike Richter made 25 saves.
Mar. 12, 1994 -- Alex Kovalev scored his second goal of the game with 36.7 seconds left in the third period and NY won 4-3 in Philly. The teams alternated the seven goals. The Flyers dominated the shots 30-19 including 15-6 in the third. Rod Brind'Amour also scored twice.
Apr. 14, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 51 saves in the 2-2 regular season finale. NY held a 53-29 shots advantage.
Mar. 3, 1995 -- NY won 5-3 at home as Adam Graves and Steve Larmer scored twice. The Flyers' Legion of Doom Line had all seven points.
Mar. 15, 1995 -- John LeClair's 30-footer was the GWG with 3:38 to play in the Flyers' 4-3 win at NY. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period but the Rangers' rallied to tie the score 3-3 after two periods. Afterwards, Rangers' coach Colin Campbell was not pleased with the play of his goalie Mike Richter.
Apr. 2, 1995 -- With this 4-2 win, the Flyers snapped a 6-game skid (1-4-1) and began a 9-game winning streak. Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice including the lone third period goal.
Apr. 30, 1995 -- Brian Leetch scored the only goals of the game and Glenn Healy made 24 saves in NY's 2-0 win. Eric Lindros suffered an eye injury off a deflected shot which caused him to miss the last game of the regular season and the first three games of the upcoming PO series against Buffalo. He was the NHL's leading scorer at the time but lost the scoring title to Jaromir Jagr (both had the same point total but Jagr had more goals).
May 21, 1995 -- In Game 1 of their Conference Quarterfinals, Eric Desjardins' second goal of the game, 7:03 into OT, gave Philly a 5-4 OT home win. Desjardins (2-1-3), John LeClair (3-0-3) and NY's Pat Verbeek (2-0-2) tallied the last seven goals of the game. NY squandered leads of 2-0 after one and 3-1 late in the second. LeClair completed his hat trick off a terrific behind-the-net feed from Eric Lindros at the 12:50 mark and then Desjardins' scored his first goal with 4:49 left in regulation. Moments before LeClair's third goal, referee Don Koharski waved off another LeClair tally claiming the whistle was blown prior to the puck entering the net. Verbeek evened the score with 0:19 left in the third period. NY went 3-for-5 on the PP. Mark Messier had three assists. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell was fined $200 and assessed a gross misconduct penalty for swinging a stick at the glass in the direction of a Flyers' fan.
May 22, 1995 -- In Game 2, Kevin Haller's wrister 0:25 into OT lifted Philly to a 4-3 home win. NY held a 2-0 first period lead, on two Brian Leetch PPGs, but the Flyers rallied and took a 3-2 lead 25 seconds into the third period. Leetch completed a hat trick with a goal at 11:19 into the third period. On the GWG, Eric Lindros (1-2-3) won a battle for the puck, passed it to Mikael Renberg (1-2-3) who found Haller. Twice in regulation, Philly had goals nullified due to whistles blown prior to the puck entering the net; that made three goals nullified in two games.
May 24, 1995 -- In Game 3, Ron Hextall made 32 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 win at NY. Rod Brind'Amour (1-1-2) scored on the PP midway through the second period to give Philly a 4-0 lead and Mike Richter, who was shaky all series, was replaced by Glenn Healy.
May 26, 1995 -- In Game 4, Karl Dykhuis, who played for the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate (Indianapolis Ice) earlier in the season, scored twice in the first period and the Flyers eliminated NY with a 4-1 victory. Ron Hextall made 31 saves. NY became just the second defending Stanley Cup Champion to be swept in a best-of-seven series the following year; Detroit did it to Toronto in 1952. Glenn Healy played in place of Mike Richter who had lost the confidence of head coach Colin Campbell.
Dec. 21, 1995 -- Mike Richter made 31 saves in a 2-1 win at Philly.
Jan. 13, 1996 -- Mark Messier factored in each goal and Glenn Healy made 23 saves in the Rangers' 4-0 win in Philly. NY went 3-for-8 on the PP.
Jan. 24, 1996 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored with 1:09 to play in a 4-4 tie at MSG. John LeClair had nine shots.
Apr. 4, 1996 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-1 home win as Eric Lindros scored twice and Ron Hextall made 27 saves. The game featured four fights including Joel Otto--Mark Messier -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmDRPTEjDuk . The teams combined for 13-for-13 on the PK.
Apr. 5, 1996 -- NY rallied for a 3-1 home win with two third period goals. Brian Leetch tallied with 0:20 left in the second period for NY's first goal of the game. Pat Verbeek scored the GWG on a 5-on-3 as part of three straight minors called against the Flyers in under two minutes. Ron Hextall played a great game as he made 33 saves. NY outshot Philly 36-18.
Nov. 13, 1996 -- Pat Falloon snapped a 1-1 tie in the third period and the Flyers recorded a 2-1 win in MSG. Ron Hextall made 26 saves while Mike Richter stopped 35 shots.
Dec. 4, 1996 -- Eric Lindros scored with 6:35 left and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie in NY. Mike Richter made 39 saves. Philly outshot NY 40-25.
Feb. 1, 1997 -- Mike Richter made 39 stops in NY's 4-2 win in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot the Rangers 41-17.
Feb. 23, 1997 -- Janne Niinimaa got the GWG in the second period in Philly's 2-1 home. Garth Snow extended his unbeaten streak to 14 games (9-0-5). The Flyers outshot NY 37-15. Mike Richter made 35 saves in the loss.
Apr. 7, 1997 -- NY rallied for a 3-2 home win by scoring three times in a span of 5:27 in the second period. Philly led 2-0 after the first period.
Apr. 10, 1997 -- NY recorded a 6-3 win in Philadelphia led by Pat Flatley's two goals.
May 16, 1997 -- In Game 1 of the Conference Finals, the Flyers beat the Rangers 3-1 in Philadelphia. Eric Lindros and John LeClair each assisted on all three goals by different scorers. Garth Snow stopped 24 shots and missed the shutout when Luc Robitaille scored with 10 seconds to play.
May 18, 1997 -- In Game 2, Wayne Gretzky led the Rangers with a hat trick in a 5-4 victory in Philadelphia. A very shaky Garth Snow gave up five goals on 10 shots and was pulled 33:45 into the game for Ron Hextall who saw action the remainder of this series. Hextall's appearance was his second of the 1997 POs. Gretzky (3-0-3) and Mark Messier (1-2-3) led the Rangers' offense. Gretzky scored two PPGs in under two minutes to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead after one period. The Flyers rallied to knot the score with two goals in a span of 49 seconds in the second period but Gretzky and Messier recorded goals to put the Rangers up 5-3. Shjon Podein finished the scoring with a second period goal.
May 20, 1997 -- In Game 3, Eric Lindros' (3-0-3) recorded his first PO hat trick and led Philly to a 6-3 win at NY. Trent Klatt's goal with 5:01 to play came 38 seconds after Wayne Gretzky (1-1-2) tied it 3-3. The Flyers led 2-0 in the first period and, after a scoreless second period, Russ Courtnall (2-1-3) scored twice to make it 2-2. After Klatt's eventual GWG, Rod Brind'Amour scored an insurance goal and Lindros recorded an ENG. Philly scored four third period goals on eight shots.
May 23, 1997 -- In Game 4, Eric Lindros' PPG with 6.8 seconds remaining gave Philly a thrilling 3-2 win in NY. It was the latest GWG in Flyers' PO history. Jeff Beukeboom was penalized with a double minor for high-sticking John LeClair who suffered four cuts to the face. When LeClair attempted to return to the ice, referee Kerry Fraser ruled him ineligible because blood was still visible; LeClair then returned to bench, got medical attention, and helped set up the winning goal. Mikael Renberg scored in the first period and the 1-0 lead was maintained even when NY had a 5-on-3 edge midway in the second period with Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins off for slashing, the latter on Wayne Gretzky's wrist (later in the game, Gretzky speared Desjardins which went uncalled). With the game still 1-0, Esa Tikkanen netted his first goal of the series (eighth of the POs), while on the PK. John Druce scored a brilliant SHG with 3:13 to play with Joel Otto in the box. Brian Leetch scored with 2:08 left in regulation, two seconds after Otto's penalty expired. The shots were 42-33 in the Flyers' favor, including 21-10 in the third period. After the game, NY's head coach Colin Campbell said "We are not out yet. A three-to-one lead is not insurmountable. I think they (the Flyers) are starting to bend." Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMhDbG-VH0c
May 25, 1997 -- In Game 5, Rod Brind'Amour led the Flyers to a 4-2 win as he scored the last two goals, both assisted by Chris Therien, in the series clincher. The Flyers trailed 2-1 on two NY PPGs, including a 5-on-3, but rallied and led 3-2 after one period when Brind'Amour scored with 0:54 left in the opening period. His second goal made it 4-2. Brind'Amour (2-0-2), Therien (0-2-2), Eric Lindros (1-1-2) and John LeClair (1-1-2) all had two points. After the game, Wayne Gretzky said "We got beat fair and square. Yeah, they were bigger. Yeah, they were stronger. Yeah, we're disappointed. It hurts." Eric Lindros registered nine points and five goals in the series.
Dec. 5, 1997 -- NY rallied from a 4-1 deficit, getting two goals from Brian Leetch, and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie at MSG in the first meeting since the 1997 playoffs. Mike Richter started but was replaced by Jason Muzzatti after the Flyers made the score 3-1. Almost immediately, the Flyers made it 4-1 but Muzzatti finished the game making 15 saves on 16 shots.
Jan. 22, 1998 -- Garth Snow made 30 saves in Philly's 4-3 road win despite the 1,000th career point by NY's Pat LaFontaine (third US born player to reach the mark in the NHL). John LeClair scored a PPG 3:33 in to the game and Philly led the rest of the way.
Feb. 28, 1998 -- Eric Lindros recorded his 500th career point, the fifth fastest in NHL history (Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stasty and Mike Bossy) to reach the mark, in Philly's 3-1 win at New York. The game was NY's first under new head coach John Muckler, who replaced Colin Campbell. Pat LaFonaine's PPG was the only score in the first two periods. Trent Klatt evened the game early in the third and then a minute later Lindros scored the eventual GWG that led to his remarkable accomplishment.
Mar. 22, 1998 -- Shjon Podein netted a PPG with 0:21 left in OT in a 5-4 home win. The goal was scored with three seconds remaining on a penalty to Geoff Smith. NY led 2-0 in the first period. With 3:09 to play, Trent Klatt gave Philly a 4-3 lead but Wayne Gretzky (2-1-3), who tied the game 3-3, evened the game at 4-4 with 1:42 to play. NY's Kevin Stevens factored in two important plays: Sean Burke stopped him on a penalty shot and later in the game a NY goal was overturned by replay because Stevens was in the crease. The game was the Rangers' second straight one-goal loss to the teams that made the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals (Detroit won the prior game, 4-3).
Apr. 18, 1998 -- Mike Richter made 31 saves in NY's 2-1 win in Philly.
Oct. 9, 1998 -- Alexandre Daigle scored the only goal of the game and JVB made 20 saves in a season opening shutout at MSG. Ulf Sammuelsson punched Petr Svoboda of the Flyers in the face, drawing blood, but was issued only a minor penalty despite protest from the Flyers. After the game, Svoboda said "One of these days, it's going to be him. It's a long year." In the final moments, Esa Tikkanen had an open net and a loose puck near his skate but couldn't score because he had a broken stick, which he smashed over the net after time expired.
Oct. 24, 1998 -- The Flyers trailed 2-0 in the third period but rallied for a 2-2 OT tie in Philadelphia. The Flyers outshot NY 37-13 including an impressive 14-1 in the third period. Eight of NY's shots came in the second period and they were outshot 25-5 in the other three periods.
Feb. 28, 1999 -- Petr Nedved completed his hat trick with a late third period PPG in the Rangers' 6-5 win. NY led 5-2 before the Flyers evened the score in the third period. NY went 4-for-7 on the PP. Nedved (3-1-4) and Adam Graves (2-1-3) led NY while Eric Lindros (1-2-3) led Philly.
Mar. 27, 1999 -- Valeri Zelepukin scored two second period goals to lead Philadelphia to a 3-1 home win. During the game, Eric Lindros high-sticked Petr Nedved which resulted in a two-game suspension.
Apr. 5, 1999 -- Mike Richter made 36 saves in NY's 5-1 win in Philly. It was Ron Hextall's last appearance playing in the NHL.
Oct. 20, 1999 -- Mark Recchi (1-3-4) and JVB (34 saves) led the way in a 5-0 home win. Eric Lindros delivered a crushing check to Petr Nedved, whose helmet was sent flying, and Todd Harvey, who retaliated, received a bloodied eye in a fight. Earlier in the game, Tim Taylor attempted to check Lindros but the Flyer leveled him to the delight of the home crowd. When Lindros was asked of the ovation, he said "It was pretty interesting in the stands, too," of the many fights in the stands.
Oct. 22, 1999 -- JVB recorded his 37th career shutout by making 20 saves in Philly's 2-0 win at MSG. It was his second shutout of NY in three nights. NY ended the game without a goal in the last 174:31. Ulf Samuelsson made his Flyers' debut.
Feb. 20, 2000 -- Philly won 3-2 at NY as JVB made 30 saves and Mikael Renberg and John LeClair scored third period goals. It was the first time in three games that NY scored against JVB. Craig Ramsey replaced Roger Neilson (cancer) as Flyers' coach for the rest of the season.
Mar. 18, 2000 -- NY won 3-2 in Philly as Mathieu Schneider got the second period GWG. Simon Gagne and Valeri Kamensky twice swapped goals in the first period
Apr. 4, 2000 -- Philly skated to a 4-1 win in NY as they outshot the Rangers 40-16. The Rangers got 36 saves from Milan Hnilicka.
Oct. 24, 2000 -- Missing Mark Recchi, John LeClair and Eric Lindros and on a 0-5-2 skid, the Flyers won 5-4 at MSG. Philly scored at 0:12 and led 3-0 at the 17:25 mark while out-shooting NY 11-1 (13-2 in the first). NY outshot Philly 13-2 in the third period. Simon Gagne assisted on three goals.
Oct. 26, 2000 -- Brian Boucher, who had a 4.52 GAA in his first six games of the season, made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout at Philly. Michal Sykora scored his first goal in nearly two years and his first as a Flyer to give Philly a 1-0 lead after two periods.
Jan. 13, 2001 -- Theo Fleury scored 2:46 into OT, after tying the game with 2:52 left in regulation, to lead NY to a 4-3 win in MSG. Fleury also assisted on the first two goals (2-2-4) for a four-point effort. Mike Richter made 31 saves.
Feb. 25, 2001 -- NY outshot Philly 18-4 in the third period but the only goal was by Mark Recchi with 5:19 to play in a 2-1 Flyers' win. Roman Cechmanek made 31 stops. Recchi and Mark Greig factored in both goals.
Mar. 17, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves and Dan McGillis' PPG with 0:22 left in the second period lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win.
Aug 20, 2001 -- Eric Lindros was traded to NY for Kim Johnsson, Jan Havac, Pavel Brendl and NY's 3rd round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in the 2003 Draft.
Nov. 14, 2001 -- Eric Lindros opened the scoring 16:52 into the first period and The Fleury snapped a 2-2 third period tie in NY's 4-2 home win. Mike Richter made 40 saves in Lindros' first game against the Flyers.
Jan., 12, 2002 -- Philly won at home 4-2. Bryan Berard was ejected with 40.7 seconds remaining when he leveled Jeremy Roenick after J.R. punched Radek Dvorak. Berard said that he thought the play was "gutless" and "that is J.R.'s hockey." Roenick said ''That was a stand-up play by Bryan Berard to defend his player like that. But he's got to tell his own player to stand behind his words. I've been in this league a long time and I've accomplished a lot of things and I'm going to demand some respect. If he wants to yap at me, especially with 40 seconds left, he's got to expect repercussions.'' Oddly, the three combatants at the game's end all scored in the game. Berard gave NY a 1-0 lead then Roenick tied it. Dvorak tied the game 2-2 in the middle period. The Flyers scored twice in the third period on two goals assisted by Keith Primeau. Luke Richardson beat Matthew Barnaby in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hHU9...spx?Game=12307 . Todd Fedoruk with the take-down of Steve McKenna ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Qj8...spx?Game=12307 ) . Donald Brashear crushed Sandy McCarthy ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0PoGpFgRwQ ).
Mar. 2, 2002 -- NY won 6-5 despite a hat trick from Simon Gagne. NY was paced by Eric Lindros (3-0-3), who completed the hat trick at the 2:12 mark of the second period, Mike York (0-3-3) and Brian Leetch (0-3-3).
Mar. 27, 2002 -- Brian Boucher made 22 saves in Philly's 4-2 win in NY. Eric Lindros (1-1-2) factored in both NY goals.
Apr. 13, 2002 -- Adam Oates (1-1-2) and Mark Recchi (1-1-2) led Philly to a 2-1 home win despite 43 saves by Dan Blackburn.
Oct. 1, 2002 -- In a preseason game won 5-3 by the Flyers, the teams battled to many fights including one when Donald Brashear broke Sandy McCarthy's helmet into several pieces ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0PoGpFgRwQ ). Later, Dale Purinton was ejected for jumping Brashear from behind. There were 38 penalties and 138 PIMs, including nine major penalties and seven misconducts. Chris Therien and Matthew Barnaby were also tossed for fighting. Krystof Oliwa fought both Brashear and Todd Fedoruk.
Dec. 5, 2002 -- Michal Handzus became the second player (both times against the NYR) in NHL regular season history to score a GWG on a penalty shot in OT and the Flyers won 3-2 with 0:37 to play. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gotVTv0xVEQ
Jan. 18, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 31 saves and Philly rallied from a 2-0 hole in a 4-2 win at MSG. Michal Handzus scored the GWG with 5:04 to play. Keith Primeau scored twice.
Feb. 8, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek made 26 saves and Sami Kapanen's third period PPG lifted Philly to a 2-1 home win. The Flyers won for the fifth straight time in this series. All three goals were on the PP.
Mar. 7, 2003 -- Simon Gagne returned to the lineup after missing 13 games but suffered a relapse of a groin injury and missed the next 13 games.
Mar. 22, 2003 -- Dan Blackburn was a perfect 28-for-28 in relief and Petr Nedved scored with 3:12 to play in NY's 2-1 win in Philly. Blackburn replaced Mike Dunham who pulled a hamstring.
Nov. 8, 2003 -- Marcus Ragnarsson had the GWG 1:01 into OT in a 2-1 win at the NYR. Tony Amonte and Jeremy Roenick has two points each.
Jan. 22, 2004 -- The Flyers won 4-2 in MSG as they displayed a strong physical game throughout the contest. Simon Gagne had the eventual GWG 44 seconds after Brian Leetch evened the game 2-2 late in the middle period. Five Flyers had 2-point games. NY's Eric Lindros was absent due to the flu.
Feb. 12, 2004 -- Jeremy Roenick suffered a broken jaw after being hit by a Boris Mironov slapshot and was knocked unconscious with blood oozing from his mouth. Roenick, who lay motionless for several minutes, got up and as he left the ice clutching a towel to his face, waved to the fans, who gave him an ovation as he left; he missed the next 19 games. Then, 32 seconds later Keith Primeau was helped off the ice after he collided with Bobby Holik, in a play that head coach Ken Hitchcock thought was intentional on Holik's part; Primeau missed the next 21 games with a concussion. The Flyers won 2-1 with a second period goal from Simon Gagne and a third period tally from Sami Kapanen. Sean Burke, acquired due to injuries to Jeff Hackett and Robert Esche, made 26 saves in his return to the Flyers.
Feb. 14, 2004 -- Patrick Sharp scored twice and Kim Johnsson had three assists in Philly's 6-2 home win.
Mar. 8, 2004 -- Vladimir Malakhov was traded to Philadelphia for Rick Kozak and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (later traded to Atlanta which selected Ondrej Pavelec) in 2005 Entry Draft.
Mar. 20, 2004 -- Robert Esche made 24 stops in Philly's 3-0 home win. It was the Flyers 10th win in the last 12 games in this series.
Mar. 27, 2004 -- Stephen Valiquette made 39 saves, including 21-for-21 in the third period, in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. Robert Esche was pulled when he gave up three goals on 12 shots, for Sean Burke who went the distance.
Oct. 5, 2005 -- In the first regular season game post-lockout and the first in his NHL career, Mike Richards scored off Kevin Weekes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIX-UdJuQ9E Also, Michael Nylander was stopped on a penalty shot by Robert Esche. NY won 5-3 at Philly in the season opener.
Jan. 5, 2006 -- Simon Gagne scored seven seconds into OT, the second fastest OT goal in NHL regular season history, and the Flyers won 4-3 at NY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxUsrbMpQqY Mats Sundin scored six seconds into Toronto's 12/30/95 win at St. Louis. Kevin Weekes played for the Rangers and gave up a goal on the first shot he faced; later, after surrendering a goal to Brian Savage, Rangers fans chanted "We Want (Henrik) Lundqvist."
Jan 30, 2006 -- Joni Pitkanen's second goal of the game capped a rally in a 3-2 OT win at NY. Mike Richards tied the game with under two minutes to play and assisted on Pitkanen's goal 1:28 into the extra period.
Feb. 4, 2006 -- Joni Pitkanen was whistled for tripping as time expired in regulation leading to a Jaromir Jagr PPG in OT and a 4-3 win in Philly. Petr Sykora evened the game with 41.1 seconds left in the third period on a twice-deflected shot that hit off his helmet. On the tripping call, Flyers' head coach Ken Hitchcock said "''He (Pitkanen) had to take that penalty. Straka had him beat.'' Donald Brashear vs. Colton Orr -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PCQRglcHBE
Mar. 22, 2006 -- Philly won 6-3 at MSG in a battle for first place. Ryan Hollweg's check-from-behind on R.J. Umberger with 3:17 left in the opening period gave the Flyers a 5-minute opportunity on the PP and led to Hollweg's ejection. Mike Knuble and Michal Handzus scored 2:29 apart to turn a deficit into a lead on the advantage with Zeus' momentum-changing goal came with one second left in the first period. Jaromir Jagr scored a hat trick in the loss. Jagr and Knuble each tallied twice when the score was 2-2. Jeff Carter gave Philly a 5-3 lead in the third period.
Apr. 4, 2006 -- NY won at home 3-2 (2-1 in the shootout) despite 38 saves by Robert Esche. NY held a 40-23 shots advantage.
Apr. 15, 2006 -- Antero Niittymaki made 25 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. After Ryan Hollweg ran Peter Forsberg, Donald Brashear responded and was issued a game-misconduct late in the third period.
Oct. 7, 2006 -- The teams set an NHL record with 25 straight shootout misses until NY finally won, 5-4. Marcel Hossa beat Antero Niittymaki in the 13th round.
Oct. 10, 2006 -- Peter Forsberg (1-2-3) and Antero Niittymaki (25 saves) led the Flyers' 4-2 win at NY. The Rangers had two shots in the first period.
Dec. 12, 2006 -- Jarkko Immonen had two points in NY's 3-1 win in Philly. Antero Niittymaki made 31 saves.
Jan. 4, 2007 -- Martin Straka had a hat trick in NY's 3-2 home win.
Jan. 27, 2007 -- Robert Esche made 33 saves but NY won 2-1 in Philly. Esche was 17-for-17 in the first period. The Flyers had 18 shots in the game.
Feb. 17, 2007 -- Antero Niittymaki made 40 saves (21/23 in the third period) in Philly's 5-3 win at NY. Henrik Lundqvist was chased after the second period. The Flyers' PK was 8-of-9. Mike Knuble and Brendan Shanahan collided in the third period; Knuble suffered a fractured cheekbone and orbital bone while Shanahan was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjHrv...eature=related -- Scottie Upshall scored in his first Flyers' game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpfTDHlTcBA Among the fights was Mike Richards-Sean Avery -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwpea6Nv61s After the game, Avery got into a shouting match with Flyers' assistant coach Craig Berube.
Mar. 21, 2007 -- Henrik Lundqvist made 17 saves and Sean Avery scored twice in NY's 5-0 home win.
Mar. 31, 2007 -- Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3) led NY to a 6-4 win in Philly. Ben Eager scored twice for Philly. Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves.
Nov. 5, 2007 -- NY won 2-0 in MSG as Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves.
Jan. 10, 2008 -- Down 2-0, the Flyers scored six straight, including a natural hat trick by Scott Hartnell, to win 6-2 at the NYR.
Jan. 31, 2008 -- Stephen Valiquette made 20 saves in NY's 4-0 win in Philadelphia. It was his first career shutout.
Feb. 9, 2008 -- Stephen Valiquette recorded his second straight shutout in this series, stopping 31 shots, in NY's 2-0 win in Philly. NY won in Philly for the 11th time in the last 12 games. Multiple fighting majors in the second period and Steve Downie's skate accidentally bloodied linesman Pat Dapuzzo. While Dapuzzo was helped off the ice, Downie-Fedor Tyutin, Riley Cote-Colton Orr and Jim Dowd-Ryan Hollweg all clashed. After the period ended, Mike Richards and Brandon Dubinsky battled -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS8EaB9SSzU
Mar. 2, 2008 -- NY recorded a shootout (2-0) victory, 5-4 at home. Jeff Carter scored twice for the Flyers. Martin Biron came on in relief of Antero Niittymaki and made 21 saves on 21 shots in 43:09 mins before the shootout. Stephen Valiquette relieved Henrik Lundqvist and made 17 saves on 18 shots in 44:47 prior to the shootout.
Mar. 21, 2008 -- Philly won 4-3 in a shootout despite blowing third period leads of 2-0 and 3-2. Danny Briere scored twice. The Flyers were 2-for-2 on shootout chances while the Rangers went 0-for-2. Martin Biron vs. Stephen Valiquette. Shootout -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WLJzHElfGE
Mar. 25, 2008 -- Mike Richards scored at 2:16 of OT to give Philly a 2-1 win at NY. Danny Briere added his 30th goal of the season and Martin Biron made 31 saves. On the winning goal, Jason Smith found Richards with a perfect pass from the Flyers’ defensive zone after a turnover from Sean Avery. Richards raced in on net with NY d-man Marek Malik covering him, but managed to lift a backhand past Henrik Lundqvist.
Oct. 11, 2009 -- NY improved to 4-0-0 with a 4-3 win in the Flyers' season opener. The Flyers cut NY's 4-0 lead to 4-3 but failed on a 90-second 5-on-3 PP late in the game.
Feb. 15, 2009 -- Martin Biron made 35 saves and Claude Giroux had three points (1-2-3) in Philly's 5-2 win at MSG. Mike Richards' SHG, with the Flyers down two men, was the first of four second period goals which gave Philly a 5-0 lead. Richards became the first player in NHL history to score three career SHGs with his team down two men.
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I don't think so, Avery has been well behaved. Between Torts and Bettman, I'm sure he's on a short leash. I could see Carcillo and Dubinsky, and of course...Cote and Orr.
Well I havent paid much attention to the Rangers lately. Mara is a possibility too against Carcillo.
This is a big weekend for both teams. At this point I will be happy with the split, because I have not liked the way the team has looked with Briere in the lineup.
I hope I am wrong and Briere proves me wrong and he gets it going.
Well I havent paid much attention to the Rangers lately. Mara is a possibility too against Carcillo.
This is a big weekend for both teams. At this point I will be happy with the split, because I have not liked the way the team has looked with Briere in the lineup.
I hope I am wrong and Briere proves me wrong and he gets it going.
Yeah, he's taken minors for tripping and interference, but has been pretty tame for the most part. When the Rangers played the Isles, he and Okposa had a verbal exchange (nothing out of this world) from the benches, but that's about it from the games I have watched. Mara is a possibility too, yes.
Carcillo vs. Dubinsky
Asham vs. Mara
Cote vs. Orr
Split??? Were taking both these games!
Briere needs to find his legs and get his confidence back. Assuming the injury is healed, it's all upstairs...and that can worse than the injury itself. Give him a few games, he'll find his touch.
Friend's dad got 2 lower-level tickets right across from the Flyers' bench, so obviously we (his son and myself) will be taking them. Gonna be my first Flyers game in a long time (I think since Nov. 2007... in DC). Looking forward to it.