FLYERS-RED WINGS' SERIES HISTORY: Current and Miscellaneous:
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL record is 55-46-21-0.
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL home record is 36-13-11-0.
The Flyers' all-time regular season W-L-T-OTL road record is 19-33-10-0.
The Flyers have won the last six home games.
The Flyers have snapped a 10-game road losing streak (including POs) in January.
The Flyers are 1-14-2-0 in the last 17 regular season games at Detroit and 1-16-2-0 including losses in the 1997 Finals.
The home team has won 15 of the last 16 regular season games.
The Flyers are 10-23-4-1 in the last 38 games (regular season and playoffs combined).
The only time a road team has recorded a shutout in this series was Detroit in 1969.
October 28, 1967 -- The teams faced each other for the first time and Detroit earned a 3-1 victory in Philadelphia. The first goal in this series came 35 seconds into the game by the Red Wings' Ted Hampson. Paul Henderson made it 2-0, his 17th GWG in the NHL. Doug Favell opposed Roger Crozier.
November 22, 1967 -- In the second meeting, Bernie Parent made 30 saves and Bill Sutherland scored twice to lead the Flyers to a 4-3 victory in Philadelphia. It was the eighth regular season win in Flyers' history and fourth against an Original Six club (the Flyers had yet to defeat Chicago or Toronto).
December 28, 1967 -- The teams met in Detroit for the first time and the Red Wings recorded a 5-3 win. The Flyers were outshot 38-14 including 31-9 over the last two periods. Detroit scored four times in the middle period and went ahead 4-3 after the Flyers rallied from a 3-1 hole to even the score. Gary Bergman had the go-ahead and insurance goals for Detroit. Ed Van Impe was drilled by an Alex Delvecchio shot and received 16 stitches to the face and a fractured cheekbone which sidelined him for the next seven games.
January 27, 1968 -- Norm Ullman scored twice and Detroit outshot Philly 36-16 in a 3-2 home win. Bernie Parent made 33 saves to Roger Crozier's 14. It was Crozier's second appearance in the NHL since November when he quit hockey over personal (health) issues.
November 27, 1968 -- Gordie Howe (2-1-3) scored twice in Detroit's 5-2 win at Philly. Howe scored his 698th goal in his 1,490th game and rumors persisted he would retire when his contract expired. Flyers' head coach Keith Allen said "Don't believe it. He'll play until his kids are in the lineup. He's never abused himself. He's a clean living guy."
December 1, 1968 -- Bernie Parent made 35 saves in a 3-3 tie at Detroit. The Wings led 2-0 in the first period but the Flyers completed the rally on Jim Johnson's third period tying goal.
December 27, 1968 -- The Red Wings rallied from three one-goal deficits in a 3-3 tie at Detroit. Future Hall-of-Famer Allan Stanley, in his final NHL season, gave the Flyers a 3-2 lead but Pete Stemkowski evened the game late in the third period. Detroit's General Manager Sid Abel coached the team while head coach Bill Gadsby watched from the press box in an attempt to shake up the team from a recent slump.
January 19, 1969 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice and Bernie Parent made 33 saves in a 3-1 home win for the Flyers. Gordie Howe scored the Red Wings' only goal.
February 4, 1969 -- Roy Edwards stopped 39 shots in Detroit's 2-0 road win. Garry Unger scored in the first period and Alex Delvecchio added an ENG.
February 23, 1969 -- Detroit recorded three goals in each period in a 9-1 romp at home. The Red Wings had 49 shots. Pete Stemkowski (2-1-3), Frank Mahovlich (2-0-2) and Wayne Connolly (2-0-2) each scored twice. Hank Monteith, who has twelve career assists, had three in this game.
October 23, 1969 -- Bernie Parent made 37 saves and Roy Edwards stopped 34 shots in a 2-2 tie at Detroit. All four goals came on the PP, the Flyers' two were scored within 2:12.
November 26, 1969 -- In Philadelphia, Bernie Parent made 37 saves in a game which finished 1-1. Bill Sutherland gave Philly a 1-0 lead 1:20 into the game. In the 1960s, the Flyers had a 2-6-4 record in 12 games against the Red Wings.
January 3, 1970 -- Roger Crozier made 35 stops and the line of Alex Delvecchio (3-1-4), Frank Mahovlich (1-3-4) and Gordie Howe (0-4-4) combined for 12 points in Detroit's 6-1 win at Philly. It was Delvecchio's third career hat trick.
January 17, 1970 -- Frank Mahovlich (2-1-3) and Alex Delvecchio (1-2-3) led Detroit to a 5-3 home win. Doug Favell made 37 saves for the Flyers.
January 29, 1970 -- Gordie Howe (1-2-3) and Roger Crozier (36 saves) led Detroit to a 4-3 home win. Bernie Parent made 35 saves.
February 8, 1970 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice in the Flyers' first ever win in Detroit, 5-3. The Flyers also snapped an 0-5-2 skid in this series.
November 5, 1970 -- Gordie Howe (1-1-2) and Roy Edwards (34 saves) led Detroit to a 3-1 home win.
November 22, 1970 -- The line of Frank Mahovlich (2-1-3), Alex Delvecchio (0-4-4) and Gordie Howe (2-1-3) combined for 10 of Detroit's 12 points in a 4-2 win.
December 10, 1970 -- Tommy Webster snapped a third period tie and then added an ENG in Detroit's 3-1 home win. Don McLeod made 27 saves in the win, he later joined the Flyers for a brief period and won just three NHL games in 18 appearances. Gary Bergman of the Red Wings was tossed early in the game for a cross-checking major penalty.
January 16, 1971 -- Cliff Schmautz (2-1-3), Bob Kelly (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) recorded all eight (4-4-8) individual points while Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Detroit. Schmautz scored with one second remaining in the opening period. Philly entered the game with three wins in 19 games (3-12-4) in this series.
January 31, 1971 -- Down 1-0 with 12 minutes to play, the Flyers responded with a 3-1 victory. Gary Dornhoefer scored twice including the GWG with 3:21 to play and added an ENG with one second to play. That day, the Flyers made the major transaction involving, among others, Bernie Parent to Toronto and Rick MacLeish coming to philadelphia.
March 4, 1971 -- Detroit's Gerry Gray, whose career NHL record finished 1-5-1, made 38 saves in a 2-2 tie.
November 13, 1971 -- Al Karlander scored twice and Al Smith made 24 saves as Detroit recorded a 6-3 in Philadelphia. It would be the last win in Philly for Detroit until March 28, 1987.
December 2, 1971 -- Doug Favell made 26 saves and Bobby Clarke scored in Philadelphia's 1-1 tie in the Spectrum.
December 11, 1971 -- Marcel Dionne and Al Karlander each scored twice in Detroit's 6-3 home win. Karlander and Mickey Redmond each had three points.
January 11, 1972 -- Al Smith made 26 saves in the Wings' 5-0 home win. The Red Wings held a record of 15-5-6 in this series to date.
February 3, 1972 -- Gary Dornhoefer (1-2-3), who missed the prior game with flu, was named the game's top star in a 5-4 Flyers' home win. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves. Philly held a 36-34 shots advantage. Marcel Dionne's (2-1-3) two goals gave Detroit a 2-0 lead.
February 27, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 33 saves and the Flyers scored in each period as they beat the Red Wings 3-1 in Detroit. It was just the third win for the Flyers at Olympia Stadium in their 14th try (3-9-2).
October 14, 1972 -- Roy Edwards made 21 saves and the Red Wings won 5-0 at home. Bobby Taylor made 40 saves in the loss. There were three fights in the game, including Bobby Clarke and Alex Delvecchio.
October 26, 1972 -- Doug Favell made 34 saves and Bill Flett snapped a tie with 5:50 to play in Philly's 2-1 home win.
November 25, 1972 -- Alex Delvecchio (2-0-2) recorded career point number 1,219, via an ENG, which tied him for second place with Jean Beliveau, in the Wings' 6-4 home victory. Dick Redmond (1-2-3) had three points. Detroit held a 3-1 lead after one period on a 19-4 shots advantage, then the teams alternated the next six goals.
January 23, 1973 -- Simon Nolet (2-1-3) rallied the Flyers to a 4-4 tie at home, recording a goal and an assist in the third period with Philly down 4-2. Alex Delvecchio scored his 450th NHL goal for Detroit.
February 28, 1973 -- The Red Wings registered a 6-5 home win rallying from three deficits. Dick Redmond and Marcel Dionne scored twice for the Wings while Bill Flett (2-2-4) and Bill Barber each scored twice for Philly. There were four fights including two involving Dave Schultz (Nick Libbett and Larry Johnston), another in which Rick MacLeish bloodied Henry Boucha and one involving Bobby Clarke and Thommie Bergman. When Boucha skated off the ice, he was bloodied but raised his index finger to the crowd who cheered. Detroit's head coach Johnny Wilson said "Something should be done about this. They're letting brutality get in the game. You don't win hockey games playing like animals."
October 14, 1973-- Bernie Parent made 26 saves and the Flyers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 5-2 at home. Rick MacLeish and Don Saleski both scored SHGs and each had two points. Dave Schultz had the GWG. The Flyers outshot the Red Wings 49-28. Roy Edwards made 44 saves. MacLeish also unloaded ten shots on goal.
November 7, 1973 -- Bernie Parent made 21 saves and the Flyers recorded a 4-1 triumph at Detroit. All five goals came in the third period. Bill Barber snapped a scoreless tie 19 seconds into the third period. Rick MacLeish had three assists and Ross Lonsberry scored twice. After the game, Detroit fired head coach Ted Garvin after 11 games (2-8-1 record) and replaced him with Alex Delvecchio who was in his 23rd year playing for the Red Wings; however, according to NHL rules, a player-coach was not allowed and thus Delvecchio retired from playing.
February 2, 1974 -- Two Flyers had hat tricks as the team squashed Detroit 12-2 in Philadelphia and in the process set a team record for most assists (22, since tied) in a game. Bobby Clarke (3-3-6), Simon Nolet (1-4-5), Ross Lonsberry (3-0-3), Bill Barber (2-1-3) led the offense as ten players had multiple-point efforts and all but two skaters had at least one. The Red Wings' Bill McKenzie played the entire game and gave up all 12 goals. Philly held a 55-35 shot advantage; Clarke and Barber combined for 17 shots.
February 20, 1974 -- The Flyers scored three PPGs and skated past the Red Wings 3-1 in Detroit. Four players collected all the points for the winners: Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Bobby Clarke (1-1-2), Gary Dornhoefer (0-2-2) and Bill Barber (0-2-2). The Flyers had 21 first period shots but just a 1-0 lead. Bernie Parent lost a shutout with 14 seconds to play.
March 7, 1974 -- Simon Nolet recorded his third career NHL hat trick (3-1-4) and the Flyers clinched a playoff spot with a 6-1 home win. Bernie Parent (26 saves), Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3) played key roles. Bill Clement attempted the Flyers' first regular season penalty shot but he was stopped by Jim Rutherford.
November 27, 1974 -- Reggie Leach (3-1-4) recorded his first hat trick with the Flyers and Bobby Clarke (1-4-5) added five points in a 6-2 home win. Leach had a game-high 10 shots as the Flyers outshot Detroit 46-16, including 31-9 over the last two periods. Doug Grant made 40 saves and Doug Roberts had both goals for Detroit.
December 21, 1974 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Detroit. The Red Wings' Earl Anderson scored the lone goal in the third period. Dave Schultz gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead at the 1:42 mark. Jim Rutherford faced 30 shots. Wayne Stephenson made 25 saves.
February 19, 1975 -- The Red Wings entered the contest with just nine wins in the prior 51 games (9-32-10) but shocked the Flyers 4-3 in Detroit. Walt McKechnie, acquired the day prior to the game in a trade, scored a PPG with under nine minutes to play to put Detroit on top 4-3. The goal came after ref Wally Harris nullified a Reggie Leach score because of a minor to Bobby Clarke for high-sticking. The Flyers entered the third period trailing 3-1 but tied the game before the overturned goal. Jim Rutherford made 30 saves. Bernie Parent let in four goals on 21 shots.
March 9, 1975 -- Bill Barber (1-3-4), Rick MacLeish (2-2-4), Bill Clement (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) led the Flyers to an 8-5 home win. Philly outshot Detroit 47-27. Philly out-scored Detroit 4-3 in the second period which finished with the Wings' Gary Bergman scoring with one second to play.
October 19, 1975 -- Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves and five different Flyers scored in a 5-1 win in the Spectrum. Philly dominated the opening period 18-4 in shots and 2-0 in goals. Bob Kelly and Bobby Clarke each had two points.
November 15, 1975 -- Jim Rutherford made 30 saves and Walt McKechnie scored twice in Detroit's 3-1 win at home. The Flyers entered the game 11-2-5 while Detroit was 4-10-3.
March 6, 1976 -- Orest Kindrachuk (3-0-3) scored the only hat trick in his Flyers' career in Philly's 6-1 home win. Bill Barber (1-1-2) added his 40th goal of the season. Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves. At the 12:13 mark of the middle period, a brawl led to the ejections of Dave Schultz and Jack McIlhargey from Philly and Dennis Hextall and Nick Libbett from the Red Wings.
March 20, 1976 -- The Red Wings snapped the Flyers NHL record-tying 23 game unbeaten streak (17-0-6) with a 4-2 win at Detroit. Jim Rutherford made 33 saves for the victory. Michel Bergeron scored late in the second period to expand Detroit's lead to 3-1. The Flyers last prior defeat came January 26 in Atlanta. The Wings won just 26 games that season and only three teams of 18 had fewer points.
October 17, 1976 -- Rick MacLeish registered four points (1-3-4), Bobby Clarke and Tom Bladon both had three assists, and Bob Kelly scored twice in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Gary Inness picked up the victory, one of three in his Flyers' career. Philly went 3-for-4 on the PP. The Flyers led 3-0 at the 6:15 mark. Philly outshot Detroit 17-14 in the first period and 34-28 in the game. The Flyers entered the early season game with a 1-3-1 record but went 6-0-1 in the next seven.
November 4, 1976 -- Eddie Giacomin picked up the W in the Red Wings' 3-2 home win. The Flyers were held off the board until the third period. At this point, the Flyers had a record of 5-16-3 in 24 games played at Detroit.
November 16, 1976 -- Orest Kindrachuk snapped a scoreless tie with just 2:05 to play and the Flyers shutout Detroit for the first time ever, 2-0 in Philadelphia. Bernie Parent (27 saves) recorded his 42nd career shutout as he out-dueled Eddie Giacomin (30 saves). Mel Bridgman added an ENG. The only other NHL game that night ended in a scoreless tie between the Cleveland Barons and the Los Angeles Kings. That day, the Flyers learned that goalie Wayne Stepehnson announced his "retirement" over a contract dispute; the sides eventually settled on a pact in the following weeks.
February 17, 1977 -- In a six player deal, Rick Lapointe and Mike Korney were traded to Philadelphia for Terry Murray, Bob Ritchie, Steve Coates and Dave Kelly. Murray was reacquired (for cash) by the Flyers November 1, 1977.
March 5, 1977 -- Bobby Clarke scored one of the most impressive goals of his career when he fooled a Red Wings' defender, then he was swerved and stumbled, and from the seat of his pants beat netminder Jim Rutherford for a sensational score to give Philly a 2-0 lead in an eventual 4-1 win at Detroit. Ross Lonsberry scored twice, Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) scored his 40th goal and Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves. The game had 104 PIMs, Joe Watson fought Dennis Hextall in the second period and Andre Dupont (PHI) and Dennis Polonich (DET) ended the game with 25 PIMs apiece. Highlight of Clarke's goal (cue at 3:13) -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPuYJXHYhsY .
November 13, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 23 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home victory. Ross Lonsberry scored the GWG in the final minute of the first period. Bill Barber scored a SHG in the second period followed by Jimmy Watson's tally in the last minute of the middle period. Eddie Giacomin made 30 saves in the loss, the last of 33 appearances in his career against the Flyers.
November 23, 1977 -- Ron Low made 23 saves and Detroit scored three late first period goals en route to a 4-1 home win. Low defeated the Flyers for the first time in his career and finished with just two wins in 18 decisions. The announced crowd 16,472 was the largest in the history of Olympia Stadium (since broken).
January 29, 1978 -- Dale McCourt's third period gave Detroit a 3-3 tie at home. Rick MacLeish scored twice in a span of 2:07 in the middle period to give Philly a 3-2 lead. Reed Larson of Detroit had three (1-2-3) points. There were three fights in the game including a first period brawl featuring Dave Hoyda-Nick Libbett and Andre Dupont-Dennis Hextall. Totals for the game: the Flyers had 65 PIMs to the Red Wings' 39. Paul Holmgren was ejected 3:35 into the game.
February 18, 1978 -- Bill Barber scored twice in the third period and Bernie Parent made 25 saves in a 4-2 home win. Joe Watson scored 1:43 into the game on a 55-footer and the Flyers led the remainder of the contest. The game had 136 PIMs, including two minors for each side at the 0:07 mark, and six fights including two Bob Kelly-Perry Miller battles. Orest Kindrachuk and Dennis Hextall were both assessed 17 PIMs late in the second period.
October 14, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-1 win in Detroit. After the Red Wings led 1-0, Bill Barber scored a first period PPG and Rick MacLeish scored a second period SHG; Behn Wilson added an ENG.
November 19, 1978 -- Bobby Clarke (1-2-3), Bill Barber and Reggie Leach combined for seven points, all in the first period, in a 4-3 home win. Andre Dupont and Dennis Hextall fought. The Flyers beat the Red Wings for the 12th straight time in Philadelphia. Bobby Kromm, Detroit's head coach, blasting his team's defense said "They scored three goals my sister could have scored."
December 26, 1978 -- Mel Bridgman then Bobby Clarke scored 16 seconds apart in the final 1:25 of regulation and the Flyers salvaged a 2-2 tie at Detroit. Bernie Parent was pulled five seconds prior to Bridgman's goal. Rogie Vachon made 28 saves. The game was played on a Tuesday afternoon, the day following Christmas. Vachon said of the tie "It's so frustrating to lose one like this." Jimmy Watson fought Dennis Polonich -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L1AiJmyGoI
January 11, 1979 -- Detroit's Nick Libbett scored a PPG with 29 seconds remaining in a 3-3 tie at Philadelphia. The Red Wings had won just four of their prior 34 (4-20-9) games that season. The tie ended the Flyers' 12-game home winning streak in this series. The Flyers held three one-goal leads but each time Detroit evened the game with a PPG, the last two by Libbett. There were two fights in the game --Rick Lapointe-Dennis Polonich and Rick MacLeish-Andre St. Laurent. The Flyers held a 40-22 shots advantage and Rogatien Vachon made 37 saves.
October 20, 1979 -- Brian Propp (2-2-4), Paul Holmgren (2-0-2) and Reggie Leach (2-0-2) combined for six goals in Philly's 7-3 win. Propp appeared in his fifth NHL game and had nine (3-6-9) points in those five games. It was the Flyers' final appearance at Detroit's Olympia Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Joe Louis Arena but construction delays pushed back the opening date of that building. This game was delayed three times due to condensation on the ice.
October 28, 1979 -- Reggie Leach scored with 1:00 to play in the third period lifting the Flyers to a 5-4 home win. Detroit led 2-1 after two periods despite being outshot 31-11. The Flyers rallied in the third period and took a 4-2 lead at the 5:41 mark, however, the Red Wings evened the game when Flyers' defenseman Norm Barnes accidentally kicked the puck into his own net and the goal was awarded to Danny Labraatan with 2:55 remaining. Dennis Ververgaert (2-1-3) and Leach (2-0-2) both had a pair of goals and Bob Dailey (0-4-4) assisted on the final three tallies. Brian Propp had his sixth consecutive multiple-point game in his eighth career game. Flyers' goalie Phil Myre said "We let in two easy goals and come back to win. What determination! Unbelievable."
December 2, 1979 -- Al Hill scored twice for the Flyers in a 4-4 tie. The Red Wings scored three times in the third period including twice in the last 6:40 to rally from a 4-2 hole. Bill Barber and Pete Mahovlich (major + minor) fought in the third period and the Flyers scored on the PP. The Flyers entered the game with a 17-1-4 record in the season's first 22 games.
February 9, 1980 -- The Flyers made their first visit to Joe Louis Arena and skated away with a 6-5 victory on a late goal by Paul Holmgren. After Bill Barber (2-0-2) tied the game with 6:19 to play, Holmgren (1-2-3) netted the GWG with 2:20 remaining. Philly improved to 36-4-13 through 53 games. The Flyers led 3-2 after the second period but rookie Mike Foligno scored two unassisted goals and helped the Red Wings take a 5-4 lead. Detroit scored three times on five shots in the third period. Behn Wilson and John Hilworth fought --
November 15, 1980 -- Bill Barber scored his 300th NHL goal and the Flyers improved to 13-3-2, including 11-0-2 in the last 13 games, with a 5-2 home win. George Lyle scored both Detroit goals. Paul Holmgren scored with 26 seconds in the second period to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead. Pete Peeters, who was replaced after two periods due to an awkward landing on his back and also fighting the flu, and Phil Myre combined to make 23 saves.
December 6, 1980 -- Detroit won for the first time in a month and coach Wayne Maxner got his first career NHL victory (fifth try), after replacing Ted Lindsay. Mike Foligno snapped a 2-2 third period tie and Detroit went on to a 4-2 victory. Detroit entered the game 3-17-4 and the Flyers started the night as the NHL's best team at 18-5-4. The 4-2 win snapped the Flyers 11-game (7-0-4) unbeaten streak in this series. At 10:45 of the final period, there were three separate fights, 31 penalties called, 226 PIMs and five misconducts. Mel Bridgman received 30 PIMs in the game.
February 14, 1981 -- An NHL regular season attendance record of 20,039 (since broken) witnessed the Flyers' 3-1 win in Detroit. Rick St. Croix made 35 saves and Rick MacLeish had two points. The Red Wings outshot Philly 36-22.
March 12, 1981 -- The Flyers scored three times in each period and cruised to a a 9-4 victory in Philadelphia. Bobby Clarke scored his 300th regular season goal against Larry Lozinki (21 saves, 27 shots) who replaced Gilles Gilbert (13 saves, 16 shots) after the first period. Brian Propp (1-2-3), Paul Holmgren (0-3-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3), and Kenny Linseman (2-1-3) all had three points. Detroit's Gary McAdam scored eight seconds into the second period but Clarke's goal just over a minute later set the wheels in motion and made it 4-2. Glen Cochrane got into two fights against Brad Smith ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trLGjx16xug ) and Reed Larson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi1w_rto3cs ).
October 9, 1981 -- In the season opener played at Philadelphia, Bill Barber, who was named the team's captain that day, scored two PPGs in a 2-2 tie. Detroit's Gilles Gilbert made 36 saves. In the second period, the Flyers outshot the Red Wings 21-3 as part of a 38-16 total that night.
October 25, 1981 -- Rick St. Croix had 28 saves and Brian Propp (2-1-3) scored two PPGs in the Flyers' 4-1 win in Detroit. Ken Linseman (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (0-2-2) had multi-point efforts, too. The Flyers won for the seventh straight time.
December 5, 1981 -- Bobby Clarke had a key SHG in the Flyers 5-2 win in Detroit. Philly led 3-0 after one period but the Red Wings tallied two PPGs in the second period and had another advantage when Clarke thwarted the comeback with the shorty. Pete Peeters made 30 saves and Ken Linseman (1-2-3) had three points. Paul Holmgren picked up 33 PIMs and fought Paul Woods during a second period brawl ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrW7ilH4OA8 ). There were eight misconducts including a game misconduct to Glen Cochrane.
August 25, 1982 -- Reggie Leach signed with Detroit. He was waived by the Flyers late in the 1981-82 season and played one final season in the NHL.
October 24, 1982 -- Ex-Flyer Reggie Leach scored the first goal of his Red Wings' career to make it 1-0 but the Flyers rallied for a 7-4 home win. Tim Kerr scored twice and Ron Flockhart and Bobby Clarke had three points apiece. The Flyers had a 46-shot attack against Greg Stefan. Prior to the game, Bobby Clarke was recognized for playing in 1,000 NHL regular season games (this game was 1,001). Said Detroit head coach Nick Polano "Bobby Clarke is someone you want on your team. He has heart, is a tremendous competitor, gives the same effort for every game and he can win a lot of games for his team."
December 16, 1982 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 38 saves and Bobby Clarke (2-2-4) recorded the 1,100th point of his career on a goal, one of seven straight for the Flyers, in a 7-2 home win. Brian Propp (2-0-2), Mark Howe (0-3-3) and Ron Flockhart (0-3-3) contributed. Dwight Foster gave Detroit a 1-0 lead nine seconds into the game when he stole a pass by Howe and went in on a breakaway. The Flyers scored three PPGs. The key moment in the game, with the Flyers leading 2-1 midway in the second period, Danny Gare was issued an unsportsmanlike minor, ejected and Detroit picked up a bench minor leading to a Darryl Sittler goal 30 seconds into a 5-on-3. Reggie Leach played for the Red Wings. Tim Kerr suffered a torn cartilage in his right knee during his first shift since November 10 (torn knee ligaments at Buffalo) and did not return until February 10.
December 27, 1982 -- Bobby Clarke had five (3-2-5) points and his fifth NHL career hat trick and Ray Allison added four (2-2-4) points in Philly's 8-4 road win. Brian Propp and Miroslav Dvorak each had three assists. The Flyers scored six straight goals including winning the second period 4-0. Derek Smith and Greg Smith gave Detroit an early 2-0 lead. The Flyers trailed 3-1 after the first period in which John Ogrodnick (1-2-3) had three points by the 12:11 mark. Ex-Flyer Reggie Leach scored his team's final goal.
December 17, 1983 -- Ilkka Sinisalo scored with under seven minutes to play in a 3-3 tie played at Detroit. The home team scored three PPGs, two by Ron Duguay, in under twelve minutes during the second period to take a 3-1 lead. In days prior to this game, rumors circulated that the Flyers were interested in acquiring Duguay but didn't want to relinquish Sinisalo so the deal was nixed.
December 18, 1983 -- Steve Yzerman scored through a maze of fallen players with one second to play and the teams played to a 3-3 tie in Philadelphia. Ed Mio made 36 saves for the Red Wings. The Flyers pulled ahead 3-2 on a PPG by Tim Kerr with 4:48 remaining.
January 7, 1984 -- Tim Kerr (2-0-2), Dave Poulin (2-0-2) and Brian Propp (1-2-3) led Philly to an 8-4 win at Detroit. The Flyers had a 19-7 shot advantage and 2-0 lead after one period. In the second period, the teams combined for seven goals, giving the Flyers a 6-3 after two periods. The chippy game featured 112 PIMs including a match penalty against Detroit's Claude Loiselle who was eventually suspended six games for a violent slash to the head of Bobby Clarke with 4:57 to play. In the first period, Ilkka Sinisalo and Lane Lambert fought. In the second period, Paul Holmgren fought John Barrett ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTUOVIJbeDI ). In the final minute of the third period, a multi-player brawl -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi1w_rto3cs involving Randy Holt and Glen Cochrane of the Flyers and Reed Larson of the Red Wings. After the game, Clarke was asked about the slash and he said "I don't know what happened. He hit me over the head. I was stunned. If he was still around, I probably would have swung back."
January 8, 1984 -- Rick MacLeish's return to the Flyers ended when he was dealt to Detroit. GM Bob McCammon said "We had to do what was best for Ricky. He wants to continue playing. He's going to get a chance in Detroit. Hopefully, he'll extend his career another year. We could have kept him around for the rest of the year, but then he's just going to disintegrate. He's not going to play much with all the youngsters we have. It's not going to help him or the hockey club if he's sitting around all the time. It was tough news to take, but he took it well. It's not easy. I don't think he liked it. But if he's going to play in the National League, I think this is a great opportunity for him. If Ricky MacLeish had come to the front and scored on a consistent basis or done the things we thought he could do, he would have stayed with us." MacLeish played 25 games for the Red Wings then retired.
October 10, 1984 -- The Flyers traded Darryl Sittler to Detroit for Murray Craven and Joe Paterson. "I respect Darryl as a friend, a hard player and a great teammate. We're all upset about it, but this was necessary. Losing Darryl will hurt us early. But we were looking for help at left wing. Now, we should have it," said GM Bob Clarke. Sittler played 61 games for the Red Wings while Craven was a regular for many seasons and Paterson was a key contributor in the 1985 Conference Finals against Quebec.
January 16, 1985 -- Peter Zezel's third period goal gave Philly a 1-1 tie at Detroit. Darryl Sittler, in his first game against the Flyers since he was traded to Detroit, scored late in the second period. Eddie Mio (32 saves) and Pelle Lindbergh (28 saves) were named the game's top two stars. Each team was whistled for only one minor penalty in the game.
January 17, 1985 -- Tim Kerr (4-0-4) scored four goals including a natural hat trick and tied the Flyers' team-record for goals in a game in a 7-5 home win. Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (0-3-3) had three point games. The Flyers extended their home unbeaten streak in this series to 26 games (20-0-6). John Ogrodnick's 30th goal pulled Detroit to within 6-5 after trailing 6-3. Fight: Glen Cochrane vs Randy Ladouceur --
March 28, 1985 -- Derrick Smith and Todd Bergen scored 1:42 apart in the third period of Philly's 3-1 home win. With the victory, the Flyers won for the 12th time in the last 13 games and captured the franchise's eighth division title in 18 years of existence. Coupled with Edmonton' loss in Boston, the Flyers moved to the top of the NHL's standings with 105 points to the Oilers' 104. The Flyers extended an unbeaten streak in this series to 14 (10-0-4) games. Pelle Lindbergh made 18 saves. Philly outshot Detroit 41-19. Corrado Micalef made 38 saves. The Flyers held a 31-12 shots advantage after two periods but the score was tied 1-1 with Rich Sutter and Steve Yzerman scoring. Ilkka Sinisalo had zero points and his consecutive games point ended at 12 games (he finished the season with points in 16 of the last 17 games). Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVA0cjXXTnk
December 3, 1985 -- Detroit's Mark Laforest made his NHL debut and stopped 35 shots in the Red Wings' 4-1 win at home. Laforest was recalled from the AHL the prior day after a 9-0 record. Reed Larson had three points including the tying estimated at 65-feet. Ron Duguay scored the GWG. Philadelphia was 10-0-4 in the previous 14 encounters against Detroit and 17-1-8 in the prior 26 games in this series.
December 14, 1985 -- The Flyers out-scored Detroit 4-0 in the third period, highlighted by Dave Poulin's GWG with 2:01 to play, en route to a 6-4 win at Detroit. Bob Froese (18 saves, 22 shots) was lifted with the Red Wings leading 4-2 at the 35:00 mark and replaced by Darren Jensen who stopped all nine shots he faced. Doug Crossman's (2-0-2) second goal tied the game at 4-4 early in the third period. Flyers' defensemen accumulated seven points (2-5-7). Detroit goalie Mark Laforest faced 32 shots. Each team scored twice on PPs in a game filled with penalties. The Flyers were whistled for 23 (66 PIMs) infractions and Detroit with 19 (58 PIMs) penalties including four fights -- Rich Sutter and John Barrett (who were both tossed), Peter Zezel vs. Ron Duguay, ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LglN...eature=related ) and two fights involving Bob Probert (who was recalled the prior day from the AHL) against Dave Richter and Rick Tocchet).
January 23, 1986 -- Peter Zezel and Tim Kerr each had two points in the opening period and the Flyers blitzed Detroit with 20 first period shots in a 5-2 home win. Darren Jensen picked up the win and made 21 saves. Eddie Mio (18 saves/20 shots) was replaced after the first period by Mark Laforest (18/21).
November 13, 1986 -- Murray Craven had his first NHL hat trick and he tied a team record by scoring three goals in one period (second period) in a 7-5 home win. Craven's three goals in one period was the fifth time the feat had been accomplished by a Flyers' player. The Flyers had 51 shots (23 in the second period). Greg Stefan was removed after two periods with Detroit trailing 6-2 in favor of Glen Hanlon but he was greeted by Peter Zezel's third period goal which put Philly on top 7-2. Detroit's Shawn Burr had a natural hat trick in the third period which made it 7-5. Lindsay Carson and Ron Sutter each had three points for the Flyers. The Flyers extended the team's home unbeaten streak to 29 games in this series (23-0-6).
March 28, 1987 -- Detroit scored three PPGs en route to the team's first win (5-1) in Philadelphia since November 13, 1971. The Flyers entered the contest with a record of 23-0-6 in the last 29 home games in this series. Glen Hanlon made 30 saves including a perfect 16-for-16 in the third period. The Red Wings went 3-for-6 on the PP while the Flyers went 1-for-8. Brent Ashton and Mel Bridgman scored in the first period then Bob Probert made it 3-0 in the second period. The Wings led 3-1 after two periods then finished with added two third period goals for the 5-1 final. Craig Berube had fights against Joey Kocur and Probert -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0-dWQuXvwo
June 13, 1987 -- Mark Laforest was traded to Philadelphia for the Flyers' 2nd round choice (Bob Wilkie) in the 1987 Entry Draft.
December 11, 1987 -- Bob Probert scored with 6:10 remaining in a game that ended in a 3-3 tie at Detroit. Brian Propp led Philly with two points. The Flyers led 3-1 in the second period when Dave Brown scored. Mark Laforest made 24 saves for the Flyers. Glen Hanlon made 31 saves for the Red Wings; Hanlon committed a delay of game penalty in the final 93 seconds which carried over into the overtime. Rumors circulated that the Flyers and Red Wings were working on a deal with Ilkka Sinisalo being shipped to Detroit for Lee Norwood and left wing Brent Ashton.
February 21, 1988 -- Rick Tocchet (3-1-4) scored his first career hat trick and Ron Hextall made 26 saves to lead the Flyers to a 5-3 home win. Tocchet completed the hat trick when Dave Poulin opted to shun an easy goal and passed to Tocchet who scored an ENG. "Dave Poulin is the MVP of the league as far as I'm concerned. He's unselfish on and off the ice, and I owe him a steak dinner," said Tocchet. Greg Smyth scored the only goal in his Flyers' career to give Philly an early 1-0 lead and afterwards said "I went across the circles and shot. It's my first goal in 82 games, since I was a junior. It feels great. My parents in Toronto are always asking me if I scored. They look at Derrick Smith's name and tell me they saw that I scored, but the name is spelled wrong." Mike Keenan coached his 300th NHL game and owned a 183-91-26 (.653) mark.
February 23, 1988 -- The Flyers out-scored the Red Wings 7-0 in the third period and rallied for an incredible 11-6 win at Detroit. Ron Hextall (10 saves/13 shots) was scheduled to start the game but was pulled in favor of Mark Laforest (13 saves/16 shots) after the flu-ridden Hextall vomited just prior to game-time. Laforest played less than a minute until Hextall re-emerged but he was removed after the first period with Detroit leading 3-1. The Wings extended the lead to 5-1 12:12 into the middle period. After the Flyers scored three times in the next 90 seconds, Steve Yzerman gave Detroit a two-goal margin, the fifth goal in a span of 4:55. Scott Mellanby and Bob Probert fought 42 seconds later and the period ended 6-4 in favor of the Wings. After defensemen Doug Crossman and J.J. Daigneault scored, the Flyers took their first lead when Mark Howe, another d-man, scored on the PP 7:36 into the final period. Philly recorded six goals in a span of 9:17 and out-scored Detroit 10-1 in a stretch of 24:21. The Wings' Glen Hanlon (11 goals/34 shots) was replaced very late by Sam St. Laurent. With 15 seconds to play, Dave Brown, who scored the last goal of the game, fought Probert, who was one of five Wings to have a goal and an assist. Howe (2-1-3) and Murray Craven (2-0-2) scored twice for the Flyers; Ron Sutter (1-2-3), Rick Tocchet (1-2-3), Brian Propp (0-3-3), and Mellanby (0-3-3) each had three-point games. Flyers' d-men had four goals and seven points.
November 4, 1988 -- Murray Craven scored on a breakaway with 13 seconds remaining in the third period leading Philly to a 4-3 win at Detroit. Upon scoring, Craven's eye was bloodied by a violent high-stick from Miroslav Frycer who was charged with an intent-to-injure match penalty and eventually suspended 10 games. Brian O'Neill of the NHL, said ''In my judgment, Frycer used excessive and careless tactics to check an opponent and, through this action, caused a serious injury.'' Craven, who was readmitted to the hospital after being released, missed the following five games. Craven said later "I'm not really bitter about the situation. I believe that he wasn't trying to hit me in the head. At least, I want to believe that. I want to believe that no player would intentionally try to do this to another player. The doctors are 95 percent sure that everything is OK. They can't be 100 per cent until they know for sure that the bleeding has stopped. I've never been much of a fan of face shields, but my eye was pushed back in the socket quite far, and I can't take another hit like that. If I don't wear a shield, I wouldn't be back for at least another month." The goal came 33 seconds after Steve Yzerman completed a hat trick and tied the game at 3-3. Detroit outshot Philly 34-16 including 14-3 in the second period when the Wings profited from five PP chances (Philly had zero) but didn't score in the period. Mark Laforest made 31 saves and started the winning goal with an assist.
November 12, 1988 -- Steve Yzerman (3-0-3) and Gerard Gallant (0-4-4) led Detroit to a 5-4 win in Philadelphia. It was Yzerman's sixth career hat trick and his second in less than 10 days against the Flyers. Steve Chiasson (0-3-3) added three assists. Tim Kerr also notched a hat trick as he scored the Flyers' first three goals. The Red Wings led 4-2 after one period and 5-3 after two periods. Craig Berube bashed Kris King in a fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRf8E2AtMaE The Flyers were 24-3-9 in the last 36 games in this series.
January 15, 1989 -- Steve Yzerman (1-3-4) and Greg Stefan (41 saves) led Detroit to an 8-4 victory in Philadelphia. Paul MacLean, in his only season with the Red Wings, scored the game's first two goals. Yzerman had three assists by the 11:05 mark. The Wings led 8-1 late in the second period before the Flyers finished the game with three goals. The Flyers scored three PPGs. The Red Wings won consecutive games in this series for the first time since the 1971-72 season, a total of 62 games in which the Flyers went 40-11-11. Bob Probert and Jeff Chychrun fought twice. Craig Berube and Kris King fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYzbLbUDdGY
November 1, 1989 -- Tim Kerr (2-1-3) scored the tying goal with 7:49 to play in a 5-5 tie at Detroit. Gord Murphy also had three points and his consecutive goals gave Philly a 3-2 lead. Ken Wregget suffered a torn hamstring (was out until November 18) in the third period with Philly leading 4-3. Wregget's replacement Pete Peeters surrendered two goals on the first two shots he faced including four seconds after entering the game. This was the first of three straight games in which a Flyers' goalie was replaced by injury (Wregget, Ron Hextall and Pete Peeters).
February 16, 1990 -- Steve Yzerman had the second six-point (2-4-6) game of his career, including his 46th and 47th goals, and Gerard Gallant scored twice (2-1-3) in the Red Wings' 9-6 victory at home. Yves Racine's first NHL goal, at the 2:52 mark, gave Detroit the lead for the remainder of the game. Each team scored four times in the third period. Tim Kerr (2-0-2), Pelle Eklund (1-2-3) and Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) led the Flyers' offense. Detroit outshot Philly 38-23. Pete Peeters made 29 saves for the Flyers while Tim Cheveldae made 17 stops for the Wings. Jay Wells of the Flyers was ejected for a high-sticking major 3:15 into the game. Terry Carkner (attempt-to-injure penalty) and Randy McKay hooked up in a fight at 9:43 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFobyWRbCM Scrum -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNMffWSb5z4
April 1, 1990 -- Steve Yzerman's tying goal came with 3:20 to play in the third period of a 3-3 tie in Philly. Both Bruce Hoffort and Glen Hanlon made 29 saves. Ron Sutter, Rich Tocchet and Jiri Latal each had two points for the Flyers.
October 7, 1990 -- The Flyers scored seven consecutive goals en route to a 7-2 win in the team's home opener. Rick Tocchet (1-2-3) and Jiri Latal (1-2-3) led the offense and Ken Wregget made 19 saves. Jeff Chychrun, who fought Joey Kocur, had two assists. Steve Yzerman gave Detroit a 1-0 lead 26 seconds into the game and the Red Wings led 2-0 at the 3:23 mark. Tim Cheveldae (15 saves, 20 shots) was replaced by Glen Hanlon (12/14).
December 15, 1990 -- Sergei Fedorov (1-2-3) had three points and Glen Hanlon made 27 saves in Detroit's 3-1 win at Philly. A rare minor penalty was called against the Flyers when their request to measure Glen Hanlon's stick failed.
December 18, 1990 -- Sergei Federov snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:54 to play in a 3-1 home win for the Red Wings. Glen Hanlon made 19 saves. Detroit outshot Philly 16-4 in the third period and 30-20 in the game. Ron Hextall made 27 saves.
September 21, 1991 -- Sergei Federov scored twice in the Red Wings' 4-2 preseason win at Orlando, Florida.
September 22, 1991 -- The Flyers won 4-2 in a preseason game at Miami, Florida as Mark Howe snapped a third period tie. Ron Hextall was suspended by the NHL for six games during the upcoming regular season for slashing Jim Cummins, who was suspended three games when he retaliated by slashing Hextall in the mask. The Sunday night game drew a disappointing crowd of 4,425. The prior night, the Rangers and Capitals met and 8,836 showed. The games were held to gauge local interest in a possible expansion franchise for south Florida. Prior to the game, the Flyers made a four-player trade with the St. Louis Blues with Ron Sutter going to St. Louis and Rod Brind'Amour shipped to Philadelphia as the main components.
January 21, 1992 -- Detroit out-scored the Flyers 5-0 in the second period en route to a 7-3 rout at home. Sergei Federov(1-3-4) had four points in less than 12 minutes. Six of the 10 goals came via special lteams. It marked the second time in Ron Hextall's career that he surrendered five goals in one period (December 21, 1986, in St. Louis). Paul Ysebart (1-2-3) and Jimmy Carson (2-0-2) helped Detroit. The Wings held a 34-14 shots advantage after two periods.
March 21, 1992 -- Steve Duchesne scored on the PP with 4:12 left in the third and Dominic Roussel stopped all 21 shots he faced after replacing Ron Hextall (5 saves, 8 shots) in Philly's 4-3 home win. The Flyers rallied from one-goal deficits three times to tie Detroit. The Red Wings led 3-2 after one period and Hextall was removed for Roussel. Bob Probert was assessed an elbowing minor, a 10-minute misconduct and an unsportmanlike penalty with 7:03 to play then Shawn Burr was issued an elbowing minor with 4:24 remaining setting up Duchesne's PPG 12 seconds later; the Wings were then given a bench penalty for complaining. The Flyers were 3-for-10 on PPs. Terry Carkner and Probert got into a scrap:
October 1, 1992 -- Brent Fedyk was traded to Philadelphia by Detroit for the Flyers' 4th round choice (later traded to Boston) in the 1993 Entry Draft.
December 11, 1992 -- Detroit scored four second period goals, including two by Dino Ciccarelli, in a 4-2 home win. Sergei Federov (1-1-2) returned to the lineup after missing eight games in which the Red Wings were just 1-6-1 and scored the first goal of the game. The Red Wings scored three times in the opening 3:30 of the second period to take a 3-0 lead. Dominic Roussel was replaced after the second period for Stephane Beauregard who saved all 16 shots he faced. The Flyers scored twice in the third period.
January 17, 1993 -- Steve Yzerman (1-4-5) had five points and Detroit recovered from an early three-goal deficit to win 7-4 in Philadelphia. The Flyers scored an even-strength goal, a PPG and a SHG to lead 3-0 12:23 into the first period. The Red Wings responded with the next four goals and held a 4-3 lead after two periods. Keith Acton tied the game with a third period goal but Dino Ciccarelli scored with 9:57 remaining for the eventual GWG. Sheldon Kennedy made it 6-4. Tim Cheveldae picked up the win by making 23 saves. Tommy Soderstrom made 29 stops in the loss.
February 22, 1993 -- Brent Fedyk's goal with 0.8 seconds left gave Philly a 5-5 OT tie in Richfield, Ohio (neutral-site game). The Flyers were the designated home team and attendance for the Monday night game was 13,282. Mark Recchi gave Philly a 1-0 lead but Detroit responded by taking a 3-1 second-period lead. Goals by Eric Lindros and Greg Paslawski tied the game at 3-3 after two. The Red Wings netted two late third-period goals to take a 5-3 lead. However, Recchi scored again at 17:18 to make the score 5-4 setting up Fedyk's heroics. Dino Ciccarelli (2-1-3) had three points. Steve Yzerman initially was credited with his 1,000th career point but after the game he informed the official scorer that he didn't touch the puck on the given assist. The NHL subtracted the assist per his request after watching video replays and a point was credited to Steve Chiasson. Two night later, Yzerman got his 1,000th in a 10-7 loss to Buffalo.
December 23, 1993 -- Sergei Federov's SHG snapped a scoreless tie with 2:57 left in the second period then a bounce off Dino Ciccarelli's skate with 21 seconds left in the same period gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in an eventual 3-1 win at Philly. Tim Cheveldae made 28 saves. Tommy Soderstrom made 27 saves. Mike Sillinger added an ENG. Garry Galley of Philly was tossed for a boarding major in the first period.
June 20, 1993 -- Greg Johnson was traded to Detroit with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Frederic Deschenes) in the 1994 Entry Draft for Jim Cummins and Philadelphia's 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Boston - Boston selected Charles Paquette) in the 1993 Entry Draft.
September 9, 1993 -- Stewart Malgunas was traded by Detroit for Philadelphia's 5th round choice (David Arsenault) in the 1995 Entry Draft.
October 5, 1993 -- Terry Carkner was traded by Philadelphia for Yves Racine and Detroit's 4th round choice (Sebastien Vallee) in the 1994 Entry Draft.
February 11, 1994 -- Steve Yzerman scored two SHGs (and had three points) in Detroit's 6-3 home win. The Red Wings led 3-0 after one period and chased Dominic Roussel for Tommy Soderstrom but the Flyers rallied to get within a goal before Dallas Drake increased the lead to 4-2. The Wings had three SHGs including two in the first period.
November 24, 1995 -- Garth Snow stopped 36 shots, Eric Lindros scored twice and the Flyers ended Detroit's seven-game winning streak with a 4-1 home victory. Eric Desjardins had a pair of assists on two PPGs in the second period.
December 5, 1995 -- Five Red Wings scored as Detroit ended the Flyers' eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 home win. The Red Wings led 4-0 but the Flyers scored the next three goals before Sergei Federov's ENG. Brent Fedyk (2-0-2) had two goals for the Flyers.
January 22, 1997 -- Ron Hextall made 32 saves, including three key stops in the final moments of regulation, and John LeClair scored just past the midway point of the third period in a 2-2 OT tie at Detroit. The Red Wings held a 34-20 shots advantage including 3-0 in OT. In the last three minutes of regulation, on separate plays, Rod Brind'Amour (minor), Brendan Shanahan (minor/misconduct) and Eric Lindros (minor) were issued penalties, the latter of which extended into OT. Trent Klatt scored in the first period but Detroit pulled ahead when Nicklas Lidstrom and Vladimir Konstantinov tallied in a 53-second span during the opening 3:35 of the second period. Steve Yzerman had two assists. The teams combined for 0-for-13 on PPs. "They have one loss in 22 games (15-1-6) or something like that, that's a quarter of a season. They're a very confident team. They talk about meeting a team at the right time. We had a little break in that they played last night. But that was probably overcome by the fact they're young and confident," said Red Wings' head coach Scotty Bowman.
January 25, 1997 -- Tomas Holmstrom (1-1-2) and Brendan Shanahan (1-1-2) scored early first period goals 34 seconds apart and Detroit skated to a 4-1 win in Philly. Mike Vernon made 17 saves. Kris Draper scored 33 seconds after Rod Brind'Amour scored in the second period. Ron Hextall (11 saves, 14 shots) was replaced by Garth Snow (16 saves, 16 shots) after Steve Yzerman (1-1-2) made it 4-1. The Red Wings held a 31-18 shots advantage including 13-3 in the first period. Detroit scored two PPGs. The Red Wings (2-5-3) won for just the second time in the last 10 games while the Flyers lost for the second time in the last 23 games (15-2-6). Petr Svoboda fought Kris Draper -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xeIoel1BGU . Eric Lindros checked Vlad Konstantinov -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sE8fxqGmU4
June 1, 1997 -- In Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals, Mike Vernon made 26 saves and Joey Kocur scored the go-ahead goal to lead the Red Wings to a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. It was the Red Wings' first victory in a Stanley Cup Finals since 1966. Kocur's goal came on a turnover by defenseman Kjell Samuelsson who was playing in just his second game since January 9 after neck surgery. The Flyers committed multiple turnovers in the game and Eric Lindros later said of the loss that the Flyers "coughed up the puck too many times." Ron Hextall made 26 saves. Defenseman Petr Svoboda took a shot off the foot, which swelled, and he missed the remainder of the series. Afterwards, head coach Terry Murray said of Steve Yzerman's opening minute-third period goal which gave the Wings a 4-2 lead "We gave up a real soft goal, we've got to have those stops." Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoG9fkuiir4
June 3, 1997 -- In Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals, Mike Vernon made 29 saves and Kirk Maltby scored the go-ahead goal to lead the Red Wings to a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. Detroit led 2-0 in the first before Rod Brind'Amour scored two PPGs in 1:09 to close out the first. Brendan Shanahan scored the first and last goals of the game. Garth Snow made 24 saves in the loss but a long slapshot goal by Maltby early in the second period was the turning point and Detroit led 3-2. Paul Coffey took a Darren McCarty shoulder to the jaw late in the game and did not play in the two games at Detroit. Coffey, who began the season with the Red Wings but was criticized by his then-head coach Scotty Bowman (and was traded to the Hartford Whalers then dealt to the Flyers), was on the ice for six of Detroit's eight goals through the first two games and was in the penalty box for a seventh. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3W8PKhAlHY
June 5, 1997 -- In Game Three of the Stanley Cup Finals, Sergei Federov (2-2-4) and Martin Lapointe each scored twice in Detroit's 6-1 win. The Red Wings' went 3-for-5 on the PP while the Flyers went just 1-for-7. Mike Vernon made 21 saves. The Flyers took a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game on a John LeClair PPG, the first lead the team had in the series, but Steve Yzerman evened the game on a PPG exactly two minutes later and 19 seconds into an Eric Desjardins' penalty. With Paul Coffey and Petr Svoboda absent due to injuries, Michel Petit (for Coffey) and Karl Dykhuis (for Svoboda) played; Dykhuis, unfortunately, committed a key turnover which led to Federov's first period GWG and the Wings' forward later said of the play "He fell over. I think the ice was funny in that place." Lapointe made it 3-1 with one minute left in the opening period. Detroit led 5-1 after two periods with Brendan Shanahan scoring in the final minute of the middle period. Post-game, Flyers' head coach Terry Murray made his infamous "in a choking situation" comment about his team's play and among the comments was "Eric (Lindros, who had two third period minors) is our key player and I need more from him that we saw tonight." Murray was fired less than a week later, June 13th. Ron Hextall made 23 saves in the loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoG9fkuiir4
June 7, 1997 -- In Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup since 1955 with a 2-1 victory. Nik Lidstrom scored with 33 seconds left in the opening period and Darren McCarty added a dramatic goal 13 minutes into the second period. Mike Vernon made 26 saves and the only shot to beat him was by Eric Lindros with 15 seconds to play in the third period. Ron Hextall also made 26 saves. Only six Flyers had points in the series: Rod Brind'Amour (3-1-4), John LeClair (2-1-3), Eric Lindros (1-2-3), Janne Niinimaa (0-3-3), Eric Desjardins (0-2-2) and Mikael Renberg (0-1-1). Detroit was led by Sergei Federov (3-3-6) , Steve Yzerman (3-1-4) amd Brendan Shanahan (3-1-4). Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RT0avmpsKk
January 24, 1998 -- Brendan Shanahan scored with 3:13 to play and Chris Osgood made 20 saves in Detroit's 1-0 home win. Ron Hextall made 24 saves in defeat. The Flyers suffered their first lost while wearing black sweaters (sixth game). Philly fell to 3-17-4 in the last 24 (including playoffs) games in this series.
March 14, 1998 -- The Flyers went 4-for-6 on the PP, Alexandre Daigle recorded a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 24 saves in Philly's 6-1 home win. Eric Desjardins, Petr Svoboda and John LeClair each had three assists. Eight of the 17 points came from defensemen. It was the Flyers third game under head coach Roger Neilson. Chris Osgood surrendered six goals on 28 shots and was replaced by Norm Maracle who stopped both shots in his NHL debut.
October 1, 1998 -- In a preseason game at Detroit, Eric Lindros (2-2-4) factored in each goal and led the Flyers to a 4-2 victory. Lindros increased his point total to nine points in four preseason games. The Flyers scored two SHGs. Earlier in the day, the Red Wings traded Mike Knuble to the Rangers.
March 21, 1999 -- Eric Lindros' goal with 1:53 to play capped a terrific rally in the Flyers' 5-4 home win which ended a team-record 12-game (0-8-4) skid. John LeClair (1-2-3), in his first game after missing the prior four with a hip flexor, set up Lindros' GWG. Detroit was penalized twice in the opening minutes of the third period and took a 4-2 lead when Kris Draper scored a SHG on the latter. But Mark Recchi scored about three minutes later and Mikael Renberg evened the game with under eight minutes to play. Viktor Kozlov (1-2-3) and Brendan Shanahan (2-1-3) led Detroit. Shanahan got into a first period fight with Luke Richardson ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_qT-Q1uUmw ). Eric Desjardins was helped off the ice in the third period with an ankle injury and missed the next seven games. Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson was serving the first game of a two-game suspension for a stick-throwing incident in a recent game against St. Louis. Craig Ramsey served as interim coach. It was the first time the Flyers beat Detroit in consecutive games since 1988.
March 28, 1999 -- Wendel Clark's OT goal gave Detroit a 3-2 home victory. The Wings had a 4-0 shot advantage in the extra period. Chris Osgood stopped 23 shots. Keith Jones' third period PPG evened the game 2-2. Vyacheslav Kozlov scored twice for the Red Wings. Detroit led 1-0 after two periods. Mikael Renberg, who had a game-high seven shots, tied the game in the third period 1-1. John Vanbiesbrouck made 27 saves. An apparent tying goal by Rod Brind'Amour was nullified midway through the second period when replays showed John LeClair had his skate in the crease.
September 28, 1999 -- In a preseason game loss 3-0 at Detroit, Eric Desjardins suffered a facial injury and lost nine teeth after being struck by a Kirk Maltby slapshot. Desjardins, who missed the opening game of the regular season, played in 99 of the Flyers 100 regular season and playoff games that season.
October 16, 1999 -- Scotty Bowman coached his 1100th regular-season victory in Detroit's 3-2 home win. The win was Bowman's 1300th including playoffs. Kris Draper and Doug Brown gave Detroit a 2-0 lead but Mark Recchi narrowed the deficit on a SHG. Vyacheslav Kozlov scored a key third period goal to give Detroit a 3-1 lead. Sergei Federov had two assists. Chris Osgood made 19 saves for the win. The Flyers had their worst start to any NHL season, 0-5-1 through six games. John Vanbiesbrouck made 30 saves for the Flyers.
December 8, 2000 -- Steve Yzerman's (1-2-3) first goal in nearly nine months sparked Detroit to a 5-1 home win. Yzerman, in his third game back to the lineup since returning from knee surgery, gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. Detroit was blanked in the prior two games, suffering consecutive shutouts for the first time in 10 years. Darren McCarty ended the skid when he tied the game 1-1 in the first period. Chris Osgood made 29 saves. Brian Boucher made 27 stops in the loss.
March 31, 2001 -- Kent Manderville snapped a third period scoreless tie and Roman Cechmanek backed Philadelphia's first shutout against Detroit in 61 games, dating to November 13, 1977, with a 1-0 home win. The loss by Detroit was the team's third defeat spanning the last 25 games. The Wings were out-scored in the third period for the first time in twenty games. Manderville, who once went 122 consecutive scoreless games, scored for the second time in the last three games and fourth time in the last month. "I'm just trying to chip in where I can," he said as he played a large role in the absence of injured Keith Primeau.
October 18, 2001 -- In a stunning defeat broadcast nationally on ESPN, the Flyers fell 3-2 in Detroit when the Red Wings scored twice in the final minute. After the Red Wings pulled goaltender Dominik Hasek with 1:17 to play in regulation, Sergei Fedorov beat Brian Boucher (34 saves) with 0:40 left then Brett Hull scored the GWG with 0:19 remaining. Jeremy Roenick and Marty Murray gave Philly one-goal leads sandwiched by a Luc Robitaille score. Detroit outshot Philly 37-21 including 29-9 over the last two periods.
January 11, 2003 -- In Philly's 3-2 home win, Roman Cechmanek made 21 saves, including two strong stops on Brendan Shanahan in the third period, a fabulous glove save on Brett Hull in the last minute and a chest save against Sergei Fedorov in the final moments. The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead but Radovan Somik responded just 15 seconds later Jeremy Roenick and Michael Handzus (1-1-2). Curtis Joseph made 26 saves in the loss.
February 29, 2004 -- Robert Lang had three assists in his Detroit debut and the Red Wings scored two PPGs in a 4-2 home win. Steve Yzerman (1-1-2) had the go-ahead goal. Manny Legace made 18 saves. Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,000th NHL game. Sean Burke made 23 saves for Philly.
January 12, 2006 -- The Flyers' NHL record-setting 11-game road trip ended with a 6-3 loss at Detroit. Philly totaled 17 points (8-2-1) on the trip. The Red Wings out-scored Philly 5-2 in a span of 13:55 in the third period. The Wings outshot Philly 41-20. The game was tied 1-1 after two periods but Chris Chelios scored a SHG at the 0:15 mark followed by Kirk Maltby's goal 31 seconds later. Dennis Seidenberg made it 3-2 and Simon Gagne (2-1-3) made it 4-3 but both goals were followed by scores from Henrik Zetterberg (2-2-4). Steve Yzerman moved past Gordie Howe for seventh place on the NHL's all-time list with 1,050 on the last goal.
February 12, 2007 -- The Flyers out-scored Detroit 5-0 in the third period en route to a 6-1 win in Philadelphia. The five-goal total was the highest allowed by the Red Wings in any third period since October 9, 1993, when they gave up seven (10-3 loss) at Los Angeles. The five goals came in a span of 10:45, including two by R.J. Umberger. Todd Fedoruk scored the last goal on a breakaway. The go-ahead goal came early in the third period on a 5-on-3 PPG by Peter Forsberg who played in his 100th and last regular season game as a Flyer as he was traded three days later. Forsberg was chosen the game's top star and won 15 of 20 faceoffs. Philly scored two SHGs. Michael Leighton appeared in the second of his Flyers' career and made 31 saves opposite Detroit's Joey McDonald. Prior to the game, there was an emotional ceremony honoring the retired Keith Primeau (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKUaY...eature=related ). Game -- http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...3Aflyers&hl=en The Red Wings entered the game third in the NHL with 78 points and the Flyers were last with 36. In the last 20 years, only one other team won a game by at least five goals over a team with at least 40 more points. On March 17, 1996, the Senators defeated the Lightning, who had 43 more points than Ottawa, 5-0.
March 17, 2009 -- The Red Wings rallied from a 2-0 deficit to record a 3-2 home win and improve to 14-0-2 in the last 16 meetings between these teams in Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk scored with 2:33 left in the second period then Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterburg scored within 92 seconds midway in the third period. Martin Biron made 45 saves despite the loss. Chris Osgood made 24 saves for the victory. The Flyers led 2-1 after two periods despite being outshot 36-16. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wgxdNe82qQ
February 6, 2010 -- The Flyers acquired Ville Leinoin exchange for Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and a 2011 5th round pick.
April 4, 2010 -- In an important late-season game, Brian Boucher made 31 stops and Kimmo Timonen (1-1-2) had two points in the Flyers' 4-3 home win aired nationally on NBC. The Flyers tied Boston for 7th place in the Eastern Conference PO seeding, two points ahead of the Rangers. Dan Carcillo, who scored 17 seconds into the game, and Timonen (chosen the game's first star) gave Philly a 2-0 lead 7:16 into the game. The game was tied 2-2 after one period. Claude Giroux and Arron Asham's highlight goal gave Philly a 4-2 lead after two periods. The Red Wings scored the lone third period goal. Detroit outshot Philly 12-5 in the third period and 34-25 in the game. Chris Osgood made his first start in goal since January 27 and had 21 saves for Detroit. Detroit's Darren Helm suffered a broken nose on his first shift after being checked by Ian Laperriere who assisted on the game's first two goals. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPuoDN96JfA
January 2, 2011 -- The Flyers won in Detroit for the first time since November 4, 1988 and snapped a 16-game (0-14-2) regular season road winless skid in this series, 3-2. Brian Boucher recorded 25 saves on his 34th birthday and James van Riemsdyk, Dan Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored second period goals to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead. The Flyers held a 19-199 shots advantage in the second period, 32-27 in the game. Jimmy Howard (24 saves, 27 shots) was replaced by Chris Osgood (5 saves, 5 shots) for the final period. The Red Wings scored twice in the third period. The victory was the first by a road team since 1997, snapping 15 straight wins by home teams. Coupled with two losses in the 1997 Finals, the Flyers also ended an 18-game road winless skid in this series (0-16-2). The victory enabled to equal Pittsburgh and the Red Wings with 53 points on top of the NHL standings. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTfmHYQkt9k
FLYERS' UPCOMING SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
Jan 6, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), MSG (HD)
Jan 8, 2011
MSG (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Jan 11, 2011
VERSUS (HD),TSN2 (HD)
Jan 13, 2011
RDS, CSN-PH (HD), NESN (HD)
Jan 14, 2011
TCN-PH (HD), SPSO (HD)
Jan 16, 2011
CSN-PH (HD), MSG (HD)
Jan 18, 2011
CSN-DC (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
Jan 20, 2011
RDS, SNET-OTT (HD), CSN-PH (HD)
GDT MUSIC: "Red Barchetta" by Rush
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