#67: Flyers @ Maple Leafs - Thursday, Mar. 10, 2011 - 7:00 PM (ET)
1968 -- Jan. 24 -- Doug Favell made 46 saves and was a perfect 23-for-23 in the third period in backing the Flyers to a 2-1 win at the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Claude Laforge scored the GWG with under nine minutes to play. The Flyers' Ed Hoekstra scored the first goal in the series. Bruce Gamble made 30 saves for the Leafs and Bob Pulford scored his team's lone goal. After the game, the Leafs' Jean Pronovost said "They keep throwing the puck back to their defense and slowing the game down and watching to get their forwards into the clear for a pass." Flyers' head coach Keith Allen said "Good checking up front has been the secret of our success... that is what got us the victory."
1968 -- Feb. 4 -- Doug Favell shined with 43 saves and John Miszuk scored twice in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Miszuk entered the game with just one goal that season, but his 50-footer beat future Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bower for the GWG.
1968 -- Mar. 6 -- Norm Ullman (1-2-3), Floyd Smith (1-0-1) and Paul Henderson (1-0-1) made their Toronto debuts and each scored in the Leafs' 7-2 home win. The Leafs scored five times in the second period. Bob Pulford added two goals. Bill Sutherland scored both Flyers' goals. Three days earlier, the Leafs made a blockbuster trade with Detroit with Ullman, Henderson and Floyd Smith going to Toronto in exchange for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger, and the rights to Carl Brewer.
1968 -- Mar. 17 --Bernie Parent made 44 saves and Andre Lacroix scored the GWG with 5:26 to play in the Flyers' 7-4 win played in Quebec City (Flyers' AHL affiliate). The game was relocated due to the roof damage at the Spectrum and attendance was over 13,650. Seven different Flyers scored and Forbes Kennedy had three assists. Floyd Smith (3-0-3), who had a hat trick, Paul Henderson (1-2-3) and Norm Ullman (0-3-3) had three points for Toronto. Johnny Bower (26 saves, 30 shots) was replaced by Bruce Gamble (10 saves, 11 shots) in the third period. The Flyers scored two ENGs while killing a 6-on-4 situation. Toronto outshot Philly 48-41.
1968 -- Nov. 2 -- Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice, 3:47 into the game and with 3:47 remaining, and Bernie Parent made 32 saves in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Toronto. Andre Lacroix (0-3-3) had assists on all three goals including one by Ed Van Impe.
1968 -- Dec. 12 -- Johnny Bower, Toronto's 44-year old goalie, recorded the 37th shutout of his career and Ron Ellis scored in the first period in the Leafs' 1-0 win in Toronto. Each team had 27 shots.
1969 -- Jan. 5 -- The Flyers' Bernie Parent made 46 saves in a 2-2 tie in Philly. All four goals came in the second period, the Flyers led 2-0 on goals by Jean-Guy Gendron and Andre Lacroix. Dick Sarrazin had two assists. Bill Sutherland and Paul Henderson scored for Toronto and Johnny Bower made 25 stops.
1969 -- Jan. 8 -- The Flyers tied for the fourth straight time, in seven days, and increased a winless skid to eight games (0-2-6) with a 4-4 tie in Toronto. The Leafs outshot Philly 44-19 including 30-8 over the last two periods. Jean-Guy Gendron scored twice and Doug Favell made 40 saves.
1969 -- Feb. 27 -- Mike Walton's PPG with under seven minutes to play gave the Leafs a 1-1 tie in Philly. Bernie Parent made 31 saves. Bruce Gamble made 27 saves for the Leafs.
1969 -- Mar. 2 -- Bill Sutherland, Mike Byers and Gerry Meehan were traded to Philly for Brit Selby and Forbes Kennedy (who was under a team suspension since February 20 for back-talking with head coach Keith Allen). The swap happened with about an hour prior to the NHL Trade Deadline. About a month later, Kennedy was suspended four games after punching a linesman in a Toronto-Boston game.
1969 -- Mar. 8 -- Dick Sarrazin scored for Philly midway in the third period and the teams skated to a 2-2 tie at Toronto. Bill Sutherland, acquired from the Leafs six days prior, assisted on the first goal. Bernie Parent made 33 saves. Bruce Gamble made 27 stops for Toronto.
1969 -- Oct. 22 -- Andre Lacroix (3-0-3) had a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 win at Toronto. Lew Morrison's third period goal, which snapped a 2-2 tie, earned Bobby Clarke his first NHL point, an assist. Bernie Parent. New Flyers' head coach Vic Stasiuk picked up his first win and had a 1-1-2 record.
1969 -- Nov. 15 -- Marv Edwards made 31 saves and Toronto scored three goals in the third period in a 4-2 home win. The Flyers led 2-0 before Ron Ellis had Toronto's first two goals. Bernie Parent made 37 saves in the loss.
1969 -- Nov. 23 -- Bruce Gamble had 43 saves and Bob Pulford (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in Toronto's 3-2 win at Philly.
1969 -- Dec. 11 -- Flyers' VP Lou Scheinfeld played Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" for the first time at a home game. The Flyers responded with a 3-0 lead after 10 minutes en route to a 6-3 win. Andre Lacroix (3-1-4) had a hat trick and Bernie Parent made 37 saves.
1970 -- Feb. 12 -- Bernie Parent made 35 saves and Reg Fleming and Simon Nolet scored third period goals in the Flyers' 3-3 tie in philly. Larry Hillman assisted on both third period goals. Dave Keon (2-1-3) and Bruce Gamble (29 saves) led Toronto.
1970 -- Oct. 18 -- Andre Lacroix scored the go-ahead and insurance goals in the Flyers' 4-2 win. Toronto led 2-0 in the first and held a 2-1 lead until Bobby Clarke scored 15 seconds into the third period. Gary Dornhoefer had two points. Doug Favell made 28 saves for the win. Bruce Gamble suffered the loss.
1970 -- Dec. 26 -- Toronto scored four first period goals en route to a 9-1 home win. Jacques Plante (40 saves), Norm Ullman (2-3-5), Dave Keon (2-2-4) and Paul Henderson (3-1-4) led the Leafs. With about 90 seconds to play, there was a bench clearing brawl including a battle between Doug Favell and Mike Pelyk. Favell started the third period after Bernie Parent was removed following the second period. The Leafs held a 45-41 shots edge.
1971 -- Jan. 14 -- Doug Favell made 25 saves and the Flyers cooled the hot Leafs (one loss in their prior 16 games), 3-0. In the opening minute, Cliff Schmautz scored off Bruce Gamble.
1971 -- Jan. 31 -- Bernie Parent and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Rick Kehoe) in the 1971 Amateur Draft were dealt to the Leafs in exchange for Bruce Gamble, Mike Walton and Toronto's 1st round choice (Pierre Plante) in the 1971 Amateur Draft. The Flyers then dealt Walton to Boston for Rick MacLeish and Danny Schock. In late December, the NHL lifted a suspension (which lasted two weeks) issued by the Leafs to Walton after he refused to report to a practice and later announced to the press that he suffered from depression.
1971 -- Feb. 6 -- Jacques Plante made 36 saves and Jim Harrison scored twice in Toronto's 4-2 home win. Bruce Gamble made 34 saves in his Flyers' debut.
1971 -- Mar. 13 -- Doug Favell made 37 stops in Philly's 3-2 win at Toronto. Garry Peters had two points. Jacques Plante was the losing goalie, he was 8-1-2 in 11 lifetime decisions against the Flyers entering this game.
1971 -- Mar. 21 -- Bruce Gamble made 28 saves and Bobby Clarke scored for the Flyers in the second period of a 1-1 tie in Philly. Dave Keon scored for the Leafs and Jacques Plante made 34 saves.
1971 -- Oct. 23 -- Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Paul Henderson (2-1-3) had three points in Toronto's 5-3 home win. This would be one of just two appearances by Parent against the Flyers. Bob Kelly was ejected as third man during a Wayne Hillman-Brian Spencer fight. Bill Lesuk of Philly had two fights.
1971 -- Nov. 14 -- The teams played to a 3-3 tie in Philly. Norm Ullman scored twice for the Leafs. Jacques Plante made 31 saves.
1971 -- Dec. 19 -- Jacques Plante stopped 25 shots and Guy Trottier scored twice in the Leafs' 4-0 win in Philadelphia. Doug Favell gave up four goals in 40 minutes and then was replaced by Bruce Gamble.
1972 -- Jan. 8 -- Bruce Gamble and Jacques Plante each made 33 saves in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. Simon Nolet scored in the third period for Philly to tie the game. In 26 meetings, the Flyers owned a record of 9-9-8 against the Leafs.
1972 -- Feb. 5 -- Bruce Gamble was spectacular as he stopped 44 of 45 shots in Philly's 3-1 win in Toronto. The Flyers' road winless skid ended at 19 games (0-15-4). Jacques Plante made 32 saves. Barry Ashbee and Bob Kelly gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead and Ross Lonsberry added a third period goal.
1972 -- Feb. 20 -- Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Bobby Taylor (26 saves) led the Flyers to a 3-1 win in Philly. Simon Nolet had a goal and an assist. Bernie Parent made 26 saves for the Leafs in his second and last appearance against the Flyers during his career.
1972 -- Oct. 29 -- Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) and Bobby Taylor (35 saves) led Philly to a 5-2 win. Bobby Clarke (SHG) and Darryl Sittler (PPG) swapped scores on the same minor in the opening three minutes. The game marked the NHL debut of future Hall-of-Famer Bill Barber who had an assist. The attendance of 15,514 was the largest to witness an NHL game in the state of Pennsylvania.
1972 -- Dec. 2 -- Jacques Plante made 37 saves and Philly's Michel Belhumeur, who made his second career NHL start (fourth appearance), stopped 32 shots in a 2-2 tie at Toronto. The Leafs' Rick Kehoe scored the tying goal. Philly's Bill Flett had 10 shots on goal.
1972 -- Dec. 10 -- Gary Dornhoefer (3-0-3) scored his third NHL hat trick and Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) three assists in a 5-2 home win. Rookie Michel Belhumeur (24 saves), in his eighth NHL appearance, won while Jacques Plante (40 saves) who was playing in his 18th NHL season.
1973 -- Mar. 4 -- Rick MacLeish (4-3-7) became the first Flyers' player to earn seven points in a game as Philly plastered Toronto 10-0 in the Spectrum. MacLeish, who had points on six straight goals, also became the first Flyer to reach the 40-goal figure and had nine of his team's 41 shots. Gary Dornhoefer (2-1-3) and Ross Lonsberry (1-2-3) each had three points. Doug Favell made 29 saves to record the shutout. The day before, Toronto traded legendary 44-year-old goaile Jacques Plante to Boston. Ron Low (25 saves, 32 shots) and Gord McRae (6 saves, 9 shots) were the Leafs' goalies.
1973 -- Mar. 14 -- Gord McRae made 29 saves in Toronto's 5-1 home win. Rick Kehoe and Dave Keon scored 20 seconds apart in the opening period and Joe Lundrigan scored the first of his two career NHL goals in the third period for Toronto.
1973 -- May 15 -- The Flyers acquired the negotiating rights to Bernie Parent from Toronto with a 2nd round choice (Larry Goodenough) in the 1973 Amateur Draft for the team's 1st round choice (Bob Neely) in the 1973 Draft and (if Parent signed with Philly) future considerations (Doug Favell was traded July 27, 1973). The same day, the WHA's Vancouver (relocated from Philadelphia) Blazers traded Parent to the New York Golden Blades in a 5-player swap. The Flyers signed Parent on June 22, 1973 despite being outbid by the Golden Blades. Parent was the first NHL player to jump to the WHA when he signed with the Miami Screaming Eagles, a franchise which almost immediately relocated to Philadelphia prior to the League's first season, for five years for a reported $750,000 plus incentives. On his return to Philadelphia and the Flyers, Parent said "I never wanted to leave here in the first place...I've always considered myself a Flyer."
1973 -- Oct. 11 -- Bernie Parent made 28 saves in his return to the Flyers and Terry Crisp and Bill Barber scored in the Flyers' 2-0 season-opening home victory. Borje Salming, in his second NHL game, fought Dave Schultz. Philly, leading 1-0, killed off a 5-minute spearing major to Ed Van Impe in the third period. Doug Favell, who was traded to Toronto in May, made 22 saves for the Leafs. Parent said of the opening night duel with Favell "It was built up like Frazier against Foreman" referring to the boxing heavyweight championship bout fought earlier in the year. The legendary Kate Smith performed "God Bless America" live prior to the game, the first of four times she performed prior to a game in the Spectrum.
1973 -- Dec. 8 -- Bernie Parent (31 saves), Tom Bladon (1-1-2) and Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) led Philly to a 3-1 road win. Clarke played with 20 stitches in his face, less than a week after suffering a violent slash by Barry Cummins of the California Golden Seals. The action led to a brawl in the Flyers-Seals' game in which Bill Barber suffered a knee injury and missed the following three games starting with this game against the Leafs. Cummins later said "Clarke cut me below the eye. I was mad. I didn't have time to think. It was an impulsive action that I regretted a second after it happened. I'm sorry. You always are when you hurt someone."
1974 -- Feb. 13 -- Bernie Parent made 43 saves and Rick MacLeish scored twice in Philly's 3-1 win at Toronto. The Leafs outshot Philly 44-26 and had 21 shots in the first period but the Flyers led 2-0 on MacLeish's SHG and PPG before 10 minutes expired. After two periods, Toronto held a 29-18 shots edge but trailed 3-0. Borje Salming scored with 5:45 to play. Darryl Sittler had 12 shots. Dave Schultz fought Brian Glennie.
1974 -- Mar. 9 -- Ross Lonsberry scored twice including the GWG with 49 seconds left and Bernie Parent made 32 saves in Philly's 2-1 road win. Lonsberry tied the game with 3:30 to play in the second period. Philly outshot the Leafs 40-32 including 21-12 in the middle period and 32-18 over the last 40 minutes. Doug Favell made 38 saves for Toronto.
1974 -- Mar. 17 -- Simon Nolet scored twice by the 12:36 mark but Dave Keon and Borje Salming added later goals for a 2-2 tie at Philly. The tie snapped the Flyers' eight game win streak. Bernie Parent and Doug Favell each made 25 saves.
1974 -- May 27 -- Bill Flett was traded to Toronto for Dave Fortier and Randy Osburn, a pair of minor-leaguers who played a total of one game for the Flyers. Flett played one season for the Leafs.
1974 -- Nov. 23 -- Philly led 4-0 after one period en route to a 6-3 road win. Bob Kelly (1-1-2) had two points and Bernie Parent made 21 saves. Bobby Clarke (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe hat trick including a double major (spearing and fighting) in a battle with Ric Seiling in which Bill Barber was ejected as third man in. Clarke had 16 PIMs in the game including three minors. Doug Favell made 34 saves for Toronto. Dave Schultz defeated Eddie Shack in a first period brawl.
1974 -- Dec. 19 -- Ross Lonsberry (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals in the first period and Bill Barber (2-0-2) added two goals in Philly's 5-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 19 saves. The Flyers held a 42-20 shots advantage. Dunc Wilson made 37 saves for Toronto.
1975 -- Jan. 30 -- Bernie Parent made 26 saves and Reggie Leach and Gary Dornhoefer scored in the third period of a 3-1 home win. Each member of the LCB line (Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber) had two points. The Flyers' PK was 9-for-9.
1975 -- Mar. 15 -- The Leafs' Ron Ellis (2-0-2) scored two PPGs in the third period in a 4-4 tie at Toronto. Reggie Leach (1-1-2) and Rick MacLeish (1-1-2) had two points each for Philly. Bernie Parent (25 saves, 28 shots) was struck in the left collarbone by a shot and replaced by Bobby Taylor (11 saves, 12 shots). Parent played the next night and shutout the L.A. Kings. Gord McRae made 31 saves. Bob Kelly fought Tiger Williams.
1975 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly,Rick MacLeish had a hat trick and the Flyers out-scored Toronto 4-0 in the third period en route to a 6-3 home win. Philly outshot Toronto 14-6 in the third period and scored three times in a span of 2:37. MacLeish (3-1-4), Bill Barber (1-3-4), who had the tying goal and three points in the third period, and Gary Dornhoefer led the offense. Reggie Leach scored the GWG 11:46 into the third period and Jimmy Watson scored an insurance tally 16 seconds later. MacLeish's first two goals gave Philly a 2-0 lead in the opening period. Toronto scored three PPGs in the second period, two coming in the last 1:04 when Andre Dupont (minor, major, match) was given a 5-minute match penalty for head-butting Dave Dunn (major, minor) at 17:28. Bernie Parent and rookie Leafs' goalie Gord McRae each made 20 saves. The Flyers went 1-for-3 on PPs (all in the first period) while Toronto was 2-for-10 and had the last seven PPs of the game.
1975 -- Apr. 15 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Terry Crisp, who didn't dress in Game 1 (alternating with Orest Kindrachuk), scored twice and Bernie Parent made 13 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 victory. Andre Dupont scored four seconds into a PP made it 1-0 early in the second period with Dave Dunn in the box -- the same two participants in a Game 1 skirmish -- and then Crisp scored 1:01 later to make it 2-0. Bob Kelly was selected the game's top star for his superb defensive play. Gord McRae made 26 saves in the loss for Toronto. The Flyers held a 22-8 shots advantage through two periods and 29-13 in the game. The Flyers' PP was 1-for-3 and Toronto was 0-for-3.
1975 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Bernie Parent stopped 31 shots, the Flyers' PK was 9-for-9 and Rick MacLeish had two points in Philly's 2-0 win. Gary Dornhoefer scored at 3:08 then MacLeish added a second period goal. Parent's two shutouts in a series was the first for a Flyers' goalie and was not matched until Roman Cechmanek's two in 2003 against Ottawa. Gord McRae made 25 saves in the loss. The Flyers went 0-for-3 on PPs while Toronto was 0-for-9.
1975 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 4 in Toronto, Philly completed a sweep of the Leafs when Andre Dupont converted the GWG 1:45 into OT off a feed from Dave Schultz in the 4-3 win. The play started when Dave Keon overskated a loose puck and Schultz capitalizing on the opportunity. Reggie Leach (2-0-2) had two first period goals with Bobby Clarke (0-2-2) assisting on both. Ron Ellis' second goal of the game, with 6:37 to play, was the lone third period tally, one of 15 shots by the Leafs in the period. Bernie Parent made 28 saves in the win. Gord McRae made 29 saves in the loss. Schultz and Dave Dunn battled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLOmTYO8ISI and Orest Kindrachuk with Errol Thompson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVwWI2ad5w0 The Flyers went 1-for-2 on PPs while Toronto was 1-for-5. SERIES RECAP: The Flyers' PP was 3-for-11 while Toronto's PP was 3-for-27. Bernie Parent had two shutouts and a save percentage of .939 (92 saves, 98 shots) while Gord McRae had an .870 save percentage (100 saves, 115 shots).
1975 -- Oct. 30 -- Mel Bridgman (2-0-2) and Orest Kindrachuk (0-3-3) led Philly to a 6-2 win. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-21. Wayne Thomas was replaced by Gord McRae in Toronto's net. Philly had three PPGs. There was a bench-clearing brawl midway through the third period and the Leafs' Ian Turnbull was the first player off the bench and received a game misconduct as did the Flyers' Jack McIlhargey.
1975 -- Nov. 29 -- Wayne Thomas made 42 saves, including 17 in the third period, and Wayne Stephenson made 37 stops in a 1-1 tie at Toronto. Each team scored a PPG.
1976 -- Jan. 7 -- Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves and Orest Kindrachuk (2-0-2) and Reggie Leach (2-0-2) each scored twice in a 7-3 road win. The Flyers led 3-0 after one period. Leach made it 4-1 eight seconds after a Toronto goal and that is unofficially the second fastest score by a Flyers' player to follow an opposing goal in team history. Leach also became the first Flyers' player to score two goals in three straight games. Dave Schultz (1-1-2) had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" with a goal, an assist and a fighting major. Thirteen of the Flyers' 17 skaters had a point. Wayne Thomas (18 saves, 25 shots) was replaced by Gord McRae (7 saves, 7 shots).
1976 -- Mar. 21 -- Terry Crisp and Bill Barber each scored twice and Bernie Parent made 25 saves in a 4-2 home win which clinched the best record in the Campbell Conference. The game included a massive bench-clearing brawl at the end of the first period in which ejections were issued to Andre Dupont and Jack McIlhargey along with Curt Walker and George Ferguson of Toronto.
1976 -- Apr. 12 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly, Bernie Parent made 23 saves and Reggie Leach (1-2-3) had three points in the Flyers' 4-1 win. Mel Bridgman and Bill Barber each had two assists. Philly was 2-for-2 on the PP. Orest Kindrachuk had the go-ahead goal. Wayne Thomas made 43 saves in a loss. Asked why he started Parent, who missed most of the season with a neck injury, over Wayne Stephenson, head coach Fred Shero said "I'd like to tell you but I can't. I can't explain it. I have no right to explain it. Anyway, I don't want (the players) to know."
1976 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Bernie Parent made 31 saves and the Flyers' PK was 7-for-7 (held Toronto to 5 shots) in a 3-1 win. Dave Schultz scored in the first period then Ross Lonsberry and Don Saleski scored 70 seconds apart in the second period to give Philly a 3-0 lead. Borje Salming scored for the Leafs. The Flyers held a 16-0-3 record (including playoffs) against Toronto in the last 19 games.
1976 -- Apr. 15 --In Game 3 at Toronto, the Leafs tied an NHL record with five PPGs en route to a 5-4 win in one of the most memorable games of the era. Toronto's head coach Red Kelly said "It was a miracle to beat that team." The Maple Leafs outshot the Flyers 52-28 and went 5-for-16 on the PP compared to the Flyers 1-for-3. Toronto scored two PPGs 29 seconds apart in the opening 3:54 of the second period to make it 4-1. After both goals, the Flyers were issued penalties. Philly scored twice in 13 seconds midway in the period to get within 4-3. Philly was whistled for 11 minors in the second period to the Leafs' one leading to a 27-5 shots advantage for Toronto. After two periods, Toronto led 5-3 and held a 44-16 shots advantage. Darryl Sittler had 10 shots on goal but just one assist. Bobby Clarke had a game-high three points. Bernie Parent made 47 saves; Wayne Thomas made 24 saves. The Leafs snapped an 0-16-3 skid in this series. Three Flyers were accused of assault by Ontario Attorney General Roy McMurtry who said "(It) bothers me that the Flyers don't have to play that way to win." Referee Dave Newell issued 42 penalties, four misconducts and 12 major penalties; one incident resulted in 163 PIMs. Little used Kurt Walker of Toronto received a gross misconduct penalty just 3:13 into the game as he and Dave Schultz fought. Afterwards Commissioner Clarence Campbell said "After all, the Maple Leafs set the standard of conduct for the game, bringing that Kurt Walker up. Before the game was a couple of minutes old (actually 3:13), Walker went out of his way to crosscheck Schultz so Toronto's intentions of how they were going to play were quite obvious." Philly established NHL records for penalties in a game (28) and in a period (17) and the teams combined to score six PPGs which also tied an NHL PO record. One bash spilled over into the crowd when fans spit and tossed ice at selected players. Four players were ejected: Ian Turnbull, Kurt Walker and Scott Garland of Toronto and Jack McIlhargey of Phily. McMurtry, the Ontario Attorney General, filed charges against Joe Watson and Don Saleski for common assault and dangerous weapons and to Mel Bridgman (on-ice lopsided fight of Borje Salming in an on-going attempt to limit hockey violence. The verdict was issued April 15, 1977 (see that entry below for specifics).
1976 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, the Leafs went 2-for-5 on the PP in a 4-3 win. Borje Salming (1-1-2) celebrated his 25th birthday with a breakaway goal to make it 2-1 with 3:48 left in the second period and Lanny McDonald added a goal 2:47 later. Wayne Thomas made 25 saves. Bernie Parent made 24 saves, Mel Bridgman scored twice but Philly went 0-1 on the PP.
1976 -- Apr. 20 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Don Saleski (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick, Bernie Parent made 26 saves and Reggie Leach, who scored the last two goals within 27 seconds, had three points (2-1-3) in the Flyers' 7-1 win. The teams combined to score four second period goals (three by the Flyers, including two in 13 seconds) in a span of 1:33 which established an NHL record. Larry Goodenough and Terry Crisp had two assists each. Philly outshot Toronto 13-5 in the middle period. Wayne Thomas was removed for Gord McRae after surrendering six goals. Tiger Williams and Dave Schultz were tossed from the contest with under seven minutes to play.
1976 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Darryl Sittler, scoreless in the PO entering the game, scored five times (5-1-6, 11 shots on goal), including two in 32 seconds to make it 4-1, and Ian Turnbull (0-4-4) added four assists in an 8-5 win. Sittler's five goals tied Maurice Richard's mark in 1944 and his six points tied Dickie Moore (1954) and Phil Esposito (1969). Wayne Thomas made 42 saves. Bernie Parent gave up eight goals on 39 shots. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 47-39. The Leafs' Brian Glennie was hit in the jaw by a puck and required immediate surgery; he did not dress for Game 7. There were 43 penalties and 185 PIMs called (94 for Toronto, the most by an opponent in any Flyers' PO game). Dave Schultz set an NHL record with 42 PIMs and Tiger Williams' 34 PIMs was the most by an opponent in a Flyers' game. Afterwards, a 65-year old Leafs' fan elbowed Schultz in the corridor near the Flyers' dressing room. Bob Kelly got into a clash with a fan and his tossed glove struck an usherette in the eye (about a year later, a Judge fined Kelly $200). Schultz-Scott Garland fought -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i5krW2h7xs ;
1976 -- Apr. 25 -- In Game 7 at Philly, Bernie Parent made 21 saves and Mel Bridgman's two goals in 16 seconds gave Philly a 4-2 lead in an eventual 7-3 home win. The tone was set as Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" (now 46-3-1 in its 50th game) rocked the Spectrum. But the Leafs led 1-0 at the 1:24 mark and pulled ahead 2-1 late in the first period, scoring during a 5-minute high-stick major to Dave Schultz. However, Philly killed the rest of the major which spilled over into the second period, scored three times in a span of 1:21, four goals within 3:16, and had a 5-2 advantage before eight minutes expired. Philly out-scored Toronto 5-0 in the second period and outshot the Leafs 20-4. Bridgman (2-0-2), Reggie Leach (1-1-2), Bill Barber (1-1-2) and Don Saleski (1-1-2) led the offense. Saleski fought Bob Neely (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww8Rkt7pufI ). The Flyers outshot Toronto 43-24. Claire Alexander, of Toronto, suffered an ankle injury and was removed from the ice via stretcher. SERIES RECAP: There were 155 penalties and 525 PIMs. Dave Schultz set an NHL record for most PIMs in a series with 116. Tiger Williams had 72 PIMs. Reggie Leach (6-5-11), Don Saleski (5-3-8) and Larry Goodenough (1-7-8) led the Flyers. Darryl Sittler (5-4-9) led Toronto. Philly was 8-for-24 on PPs, Toronto was 12-for-47.
1976 -- Oct. 16 -- Down 4-0 in the first period, the Flyers staged an impressive rally by scoring the next five goals in a 5-5 tie at Toronto. Lanny McDonald's natural hat trick within a span of 2:54 gave the Leafs a 3-0 lead at the 11:18 mark. Darryl Sittler (0-3-3) assisted on all three goals. Toronto led 4-0 after one period and through 38+ minutes. Paul Holmgren tied the game 4-4 and then gave Philly a one-goal lead with 5:59 remaining. In between those goals, Tom Bladon and Tiger Williams fought. Jim McKenny tied the game with under four minutes to play. Bernie Parent was pulled after 20 minutes (and the Flyers down 4-0) for Gary Inness who stopped 20 of 21 shots in 40 minutes.
1976 -- Dec. 12 -- Bernie Parent made 33 saves in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Orest Kindrachuk (2-1-3), the game's number one star, put Philly ahead for good at 3-2. Don Saleski (2-0-2) also scored twice and Mel Bridgman added three assists.
1977 -- Feb. 5 -- The Flyers rallied for a 7-5 victory in Toronto after blowing a 5-2 lead with under 10 minutes to play. Reggie Leach's unassisted GWG came with 4:57 to play and Tom Bladon added an unassisted insurance tally. Leach (2-0-2), Bobby Clarke (2-1-3) and Bill Barber (1-2-3) combined for eight points (5-3-8). Toronto scored three consecutive goals in the third period to even the game 5-5. The Flyers out-scored the Leafs 4-3 in the third period and outshot them 15-14 (37-35 in the game). Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves for the win. Mike Palmateer made 30 saves and Errol Thompson scored twice for Toronto. The victory extended the Flyers unbeaten streak in this series to 16 games (12-0-4).
1977 -- Mar. 7 -- Jim McKenney scored twice and Mike Palmateer made 21 saves in the Leafs' 4-2 win at Philly. Palmateer stopped Ross Lonsberry on a breakaway with 96 seconds remaining and the Leafs holding a 3-2 lead. Toronto was 0-12-4 in the last 16 regular season games at Philly and won for just the second time in the last 25 r/s games in this series. Mel Bridgman scored both Flyers' goals. A bench-clearing brawl ended the second period resulting in six players tossed: Darryl Sittler, Tiger Williams, Pat Boutette and George Ferguson of Toronto and Paul Holmgren and Bill Barber of the Flyers. There were 31 penalties and 173 PIMs called -- among the fights was Holmgren-Sittler -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpkDrxQuZJI
1977 -- Apr. 11 -- In Game 1 of the QFs at Philly, the Leafs scored three first period goals and hung on for a 3-2 win. Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald and Tiger Williams combined for six points on the Leafs' first two goals. The Flyers earned a first-round bye and appeared rusty after an eight-day layoff; the Leafs led 3-0 before nine minutes expired. Mike Palmateer removed himself from the game at 37:52 complaining of dizziness from the flu and back trouble and was replaced by Wayne Thomas. Rick MacLeish and Bob Dailey scored PPGs.
1977 -- Apr. 13 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Mike Palmateer made 27 stops and Darryl Sittler had three points in a 4-1 Leafs' win. The Leafs scored two PPGs in the first period and stretched the lead to 3-0 in the opening minute of the second period. Toronto skated with just four regular healthy defensemen. Philly outshot the Leafs 28-20; Ian Turnbull had seven of Toronto's 20 shots. Bernie Parent was removed after the second period for Wayne Stephenson. Prior to the game, the Flyers were informed of sad news that former teammate and current assistant coach Barry Ashbee had leukemia.
1977 -- Apr. 15 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Rick MacLeish (2-1-3) tied the game with 0:38 left in regulation then netted the GWG 2:55 into OT in Philly's 4-3 win. The usually reserved MacLeish jumped after scoring the OT winner and later said it was the first time in his memory that he reacted that way after scoring any goal on any level. With Mike Palmateer making fantastic stops in the game's final moments, Borje Salming's attempted clear was gloved by MacLeish who wheeled around and shot after hearing teammate Bob Dailey's command. Errol Thompson gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead with 4:09 left in regulation leading to a bench-clearing premature celebration. Toronto led 2-0 after one period on two PPGs. The Leafs' were not penalized in the last 47 minutes except fo John Ferguson's second period fight with Ross Lonsberry. Goalies: Stephenson-Mike Palmateer. Prior to the game, legal incidents involving Flyers for fighting during Games 3 and 6 of the 1976 Playoffs were rectified when Judge Hugh Looke ruled that this "is not an important crime" despite an attorney's usage of a Ross Lonsberry quote who said "We'll do whatever it takes to win this series, even if we have to bail players from jail." Judge Looke also blamed Leafs' fans saying "They behaved like fans behaved 1,000 years ago in the latter days of Rome." For the incidents in Game 3, Joe Watson pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of common assault and a $750 fine, while assault charges against Mel Bridgman and Don Saleski were dropped. Bob Kelly, for his role in the Game 6 fray, was fined $200 for tossing his glove in the crowd which mistakenly hit an usherette in the eye.
1977 -- Apr. 17 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, Reggie Leach's (2-1-3) slapper with 50 seconds left in OT gave the Flyers one of the most improbable comebacks in NHL history, 6-5. The Flyers faced a daunting challenge as they trailed by three goals with about seven minutes to play, three men tossed from the lineup and on a penalty kill. Mel Bridgman scored from his stomach on the PK with 5:49 remaining, Tom Bladon (1-2-3) scored with 1:49 left, then Bobby Clarke (2-0-2) tied the score 16 seconds later with 1:33 to play in regulation. Lanny McDonald (4-1-5) scored consecutive goals to start the third period and put the Leafs ahead 5-2 with 7:16 to play, the second which came with Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry in the box serving minor penalties handed at 12:20. The two Flyers were tossed from the game by referee Bruce Hood for arguing his calls. Earlier, Andre Dupont was ejected for leaving the penalty box and chased Tiger Williams who goaded him after a fight with Mike Pelyk. Philly had 63 PIMs to the Leafs' 12. Darryl Sittler (0-3-3), who had three assists, said "They did it to us in the last game game. I didn't think it would happen again." Toronto coach Red Kelly said "It's hard to understand. It's hard to believe." Bernie Parent kissed Leach's stick prior to OT and then said "It worked. It went in for a goal off the good luck stick." Toronto held a 45-43 shots edge including 8 apiece in OT. Wayne Stephenson made 37 saves and Mike Palmateer stopped 39 shots. The Leafs went 3-for-9 on PPs, but failed in OT, and the Flyers went 1-for-3.
1977 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Wayne Stephenson made 21 saves and Reggie Leach (2-0-2, seven shots) scored twice, the second with less than five minutes to play, in a 2-0 win. The first goal was setup when Bob Dailey intentionally missed the net with a shot and the carom went to Orest Kindrachuk who passed to Leach. The second goal came when Leach was shoved to the ice twice by Borje Salming and while prone and on his stomach he reached out for the loose puck and elevated it over Mike Palmateer who made 37 saves. The Flyers' PK, especially the job of Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry, neutralized Darryl Sittler and Lanny McDonald. McDonald, who had four goals in Game 4, had zero shots in Game 5. Philly outshot Toronto 39-21.
1977 -- Apr. 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Jimmy Watson scored his first goal in 38 games with 2:38 left to play in a 4-3 series-clincher. Bob Dailey was once again immense, with three points and Watson's GWG was the result of a rebound from a booming Dailey blast. The Leafs led by one goal three times. Toronto started Wayne Thomas in place of the injured Mike Palmateer (torn ligaments, left ankle) while the Flyers again went with Wayne Stephenson as Bernie Parent, trying to come back from an injury, was not in game shape for much of the post-season. Seconds after Toronto made it 1-0, Paul Holmgren was ejected and handed a 5-minute major for crushing Bruce Boudreau (no PIMs), who refused to fight back. Toronto managed four shots on the major and then were immediately handed another golden opportunity when the Flyers failed to put a man in the box to serve Holmgren's penalty, thus receiving an illegal substitution minor when Bob Kelly came off the player's bench; the Leafs did not get a shot on goal during that infraction. With the Leafs up 3-2, Dailey scored a PPG when his powerful shot jolted goalie Thomas and Rick MacLeish picked up the rebound; earlier, the Leafs requested a measurement on Dailey's stick and it was found to be legal. SERIES RECAP: Dailey (2-8-10) became the first Flyers' player to total eight assists in any PO series. MacLeish (4-5-9), Leach (4-3-7) and Clarke (3-3-6) were other top producers. Darryl Sittler's (3-9-12) nine assists were the most recorded against the Flyers in any series. McDonald (6-4-10) had 10 points. Asked why he thought the Flyers won, head coach Fred Shero said "We didn't play well enough to win but I think I used my bench better (than Toronto)."
1977 -- Oct. 22 -- Mike Palmateer (31 saves), Darryl Sittler (3-0-3) and Errol Thompson (2-1-3) led the Leafs to a 6-1 home win. Toronto outshot Philly 40-32. There were three fights, two involving Lanny McDonald (vs. Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont) and a total of 94 PIMs. The Flyers began the season 4-0-0 and out-scored their four opponents 31-3.
1977 -- Oct. 23 -- Mike Palmateer made 30 saves and Jack Valiquette (1-2-3) and Borje Salming (1-2-3) had three points each in Toronto's 6-3 win at Philly. The Leafs swept the home-and-home series. Toronto led 3-0 at the 6:46 mark but the Flyers closed to within 4-3 after two periods. Tiger Williams fought Andre Dupont twice and Paul Holmgren. There was a total of 123 PIMs including 26 by Williams.
1978 -- Mar. 1 -- Mike Palmateer made 31 saves and Darryl Sittler assisted and scored on two third period goals in a 3-2 win in Toronto. It was the Leafs' fourth straight regular season victory against the Flyers after winning just one of the previous 24 (1-17-6) regular season games in this series.
1978 -- Mar. 23 -- Bernie Parent made 27 saves and three defensemen scored in the Flyers' 400th all-time regular season victory, a 4-1 home win. Bob Dailey, who became the 12th defenseman in NHL history to score 20 goals in a season, Tom Bladon and Rick Lapointe each scored.
1978 -- Oct. 21 -- Mike Palmateer stopped 24 shots and Dan Maloney and Darryl Sittler scored first period goals in the Leafs' 2-0 win. Behn Wilson (17 PIMs), in his first regular season NHL fight and fifth game, battled Tiger Williams -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJT_qbfzwTQ in the opening minute.
1978 -- Oct. 26 -- Bernie Parent made 25 saves and Behn Wilson (2-0-2) and Bill Barber (2-1-3) each scored twice in the Flyers' 5-0 triumph. The shutout was Parent's 52nd and he picked up an assist on Rick MacLeish's (1-1-2) SHG that closed the scoring. Wilson, in his eighth NHL game, scored two PPGs which gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead in the first period. Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler had 13 of the Leafs' 25 shots.
1978 -- Dec. 3 -- Don Saleski scored twice in Philly's 4-0 first period and the Flyers went on to win 7-2 at home. Saleski (2-1-3), Paul Evans (1-2-3) and Bob Dailey (1-2-3) each had three points while Rick MacLeish scored twice. Wayne Stephenson made 24 saves. The Leafs' Tiger Williams scored twice in the third period.
1979 -- Feb. 14 -- Bernie Parent made 36 saves and Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) scored with less than five minutes to play in a 2-2 tie in Toronto. The game was the second to last that Parent played as he suffered a career-ending eye injury three days later. Tom Gorence got Philly within a goal with 1:49 left in the middle period.
1979 -- Mar. 3 -- Two days after Leafs' owner Harold Ballard fired head coach Roger Neilson and then reinstated him prior to this game, the Leafs rallied for a 4-3 victory in Toronto. Darryl Sittler tied the game with seven seconds left in the second period then the Leafs scored twice in the third period including Joel Quenneville's first NHL goal. Ballard claimed he didn't fired the head coach, but that Neilson was "put on furlough for a day or two" and as a "stunt to put turpentine up their ass"; it was part of the greatest promotion he ever staged when he wanted Neilson to return to the bench with a bag over his head as "the Masked Marvel" which Neilson refused.
1979 -- Oct. 14 -- The Flyers began an NHL-record 35-game unbeaten streak with a 4-3 home win. Philly led 3-0 in the first period. Bobby Clarke picked up his 600th assist. Brian Propp (1-1-2) led the offense. With 29 seconds to play, goalie Pete Peeters and Toronto's Jerry Butler got fighting majors. With 10 seconds to play, Lanny McDonald scored on a penalty shot for the game's last goal.
1979 -- Dec. 1 -- The teams played to a 4-4 tie in Toronto on Dan Maloney's third period goal for the Leafs. The Flyers held three one-goal leads. Toronto scored three PPGs, the Flyers had two. Phil Myre made 36 saves for the Flyers. Ken Linseman and Behn Wilson each had two points. The Leafs held a 40-25 shots advantage.
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1980 -- Mar. 1 -- The Flyers led 3-0 late in the second period but the game finished in a 3-3 tie at Toronto. Wilf Paiement scored a PPG in the opening period of the second period then Rick Vaive (1-1-2) scored 18 seconds into a 5-on-3 to tie the game. Mel Bridgman (1-1-2) had two points. Mike Busniuk and Bob Kelly fought Dan Maloney at separate times. Phil Myre made 34 saves. Mike Palmateer made 32 saves.
1980 -- Mar. 20 -- Mike Palmateer made 34 saves leading the Leafs to a 3-0 win in Philly. It was the first time the Flyers were shut out in 105 games (Jan. 16, 1979 by Atlanta). Palmateer finished his first stint in Toronto with a 7-2-3 record in 12 regular season decisions against Philly. Wilf Paiement had a goal and two assists.
1980 -- Oct. 12 -- Jiri Crha made 27 saves and Wilf Paiement (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period of Toronto's 4-2 win at Philly. The Leafs held a 1-0 lead into the third period. Paiement scored the go-ahead goal and an ENG. Bill Barber's goal, his 600th NHL point, made the score 3-2 with 1:06 to play. Toronto outshot Philly 31-29, including 22-9 through two periods, before the Flyers dominated the third period 20-9. Jack McIlhargey fought John Anderson -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtDlg9TyxVs
1980 -- Oct. 18 -- Pat Hickey scored twice and Jiri Crha made 31 saves in the the Leafs' 6-2 win. Phil Myre gave up six goals and was replaced after the second period. The game had 42 penalties, 167 PIMs, 12 majors, six fights and six misconducts. Paul Holmgren had 26 PIMs and was ejected. A brief Andre Dupont-Laurie Boschman conflict -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm7ygv7xtPs
1981 -- Jan. 10 -- Toronto scored three third period goals after trailing 4-1 and the game finished 4-4 in the head coaching debut of former Flyers' assistant Mike Nykoluk who went from the Leafs' broadcasting booth to the bench. Reggie Leach scored two PPGs in the first period. The Flyers held a 4-1 lead when Bill Barber scored a PPG in the third period but the Leafs rallied to tie on a Bill Derlago goal with 2:03 to play.
1981 -- Mar. 15 -- Brian Propp scored with 0:21 to play in a 4-4 tie at Philly. Toronto took a 4-2 lead with three early third period goals but Tom Gorence made it 4-3. Michel Larocque made 43 saves for the Leafs. Philly held a 47-26 shots advantage. Bobby Clarke and Darryl Sittler got 5-minute slashing majors with 54 seconds left. Reid Bailey-David Shand, Paul Holmgren and Vitezslav Duris and Glen Cochrane-Dan Maloney all fought.
1981 -- Nov. 14 -- Vincent Trembley (25 saves) and Borje Salming (1-2-3) led Toronto to a 4-0 home win. Billy Harris scored with one second remaining in the opening period to give the Leafs a 3-0 lead.
1981 -- Nov. 24 -- Pete Peeters made 27 saves and Brian Propp (2-2-4) and Brad Marsh (0-3-3) led the offense in a 6-3 home win. Vincent Tremblay made 37 saves in the loss. The Flyers had zero PIMs until a Tim Kerr-Bob McGill fight with 1:12 remaining. Philly was 0-4-4 in the last eight games against the Leafs. Darryl Sittler picked up his 900th NHL point in the loss.
1982 -- Jan. 20 -- Darryl Sittler was traded by Toronto for the rights to Rich Costello, Hartford's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Peter Ihnacak) in the 1982 Entry Draft and future considerations (Ken Strong). Sittler waived his NTC because of multiple conflicts with Toronto management. Hours after the trade, the Flyers were informed that Bobby Clarke would be sidelined about weeks with a broken foot (he returned March 2).
1982 -- Apr. 4 -- In the season finale, the Flyers routed the Leafs 7-1 in Philly, out-shooting Toronto 22-1 after one period (2-0 lead), 42-8 after two periods (3-1 lead) and 59-18 total. Philly out-scored the Leafs 4-0 in the third period. Tim Kerr (3-0-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) led the scoring. Darryl Sittler, in his first game against his former club, picked up an assist 10:25 into the game which made it 1-0. Brad Marsh became the first NHL player to appear in 83 regular season games in one season. Michel Larocque, who would be traded to the Flyers the next season, made 52 stops on 59 shots. Toronto finished as the NHL's third worst team.
1983 -- Jan. 11 -- Disgruntled goalie Rick St. Croix, who requested a trade after losing his starting spot to Pelle Lindbergh, was swapped for netminder Michel "Bunny" Larocque.
1983 -- Mar. 2 -- Darryl Sittler played his first game at Toronto since being traded and was booed several times in a game that ended with a 2-2 tie. Sittler didn't play until the seventh minute as head coach Bob McCammon felt it was a way to relax Sittler. John Paddock gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead but Dan Daoust and Rick Vaive gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead until Mark Taylor finished the scoring.
1983 -- Mar. 24 -- Ron Flockhart had four points (2-2-4) in the Flyers' 7-4 home win. Toronto's Rick St. Croix, who faced his ex-team for the first time, gave up seven goals on 37 shots. Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves. Paul Evans and Darryl Sittler scored in the first 1:37 of the third period to break open a tight game.
1983 -- Apr. 2 -- Dave Poulin (2-0-2) made his NHL debut a memorable one as he scored 4:36 into the game and added a SHG in Philly's 6-3 win at Toronto. Poulin was named third star of the game after being promoted from the AHL to replace the injured Lindsay Carson. Years later, Poulin reflected on the event: "I remember everything. There were two games to go in the season, I remember walking into Maple Leaf Gardens and I didn't know a solitary soul on the team. And growing up in Toronto the way I did, just playing there was a thrill. And I scored on my first two shots. The first one came on a pass from Darryl Sittler, and he was a boyhood idol of mine and the next one came on a power play . . . no one knew me and I just knew my feet weren't touching the ground." Sittler (1-1-2), Brian Propp (2-1-3), Ilkka Sinisalo (0-3-3) and Pelle Lindbergh (22 saves) also shined. The Flyers snapped a skid of 11 games (0-6-5) without a win in Toronto, the last being the series clincher in the 1977 POs. Philly outshot the Leafs 41-25. Mike Palmateer (23 saves, 28 shots) was replaced by Rick St. Croix (12/13). Gaston Gingras scored twice for the Leafs.
1983 -- Oct. 23 -- The Flyers held a 17-0 shots advantage to open the game en route to an 8-5 home win. Toronto's first shot came in the ninth minute. The Flyers held a 20-8 shots advantage in the first period and 50-35 in the game. Eight Flyers' scored and 14 had points led by Glen Cochrane (1-2-3), Bill Barber (1-2-3) and Rick MacLeish (1-2-3). Each team scored three third period goals. Pelle Lindbergh made 30 saves. Rick Vaive (3-0-3) and Gaston Gingras (2-0-2) scored all five Toronto goals; Borje Salming had three assists. Toronto had four PPGs. Mike Palmateer made 42 saves in the loss.
1983 -- Nov. 12 -- Tim Kerr scored consecutive first period goals and the Flyers dominated the shots 41-19 in a 5-3 win at Toronto. Bobby Clarke, Brad McCrimmon and Brian Propp each had two assists. Toronto scored three PPGs and Rick St. Croix made 36 saves in the loss. Toronto's Jim Korn dislocated his right shoulder during a fight with Rich Sutter in which Brad Marsh was tossed as third man in ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukwfv-a51qk ). Afterwards, Korn said of the Sutters "Sooner or later somebody's going to thump them good and they are not going to play in the NHL like they did out West. They are like mosquitos. If Marsh hadn't gotten in, I would have given that little Sutter a good beating."
1984 -- Feb. 5 -- Bob Froese recorded a 24-save shutout in the Flyers' 7-0 home win. Dave Poulin (2-1-3) had two of the game's first three goals and was named top star. Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Mark Howe (1-2-3) also had three points. Mike Palmateer made 35 saves on 42 shots. Philly owned the final period, 16-3 in shots and 3-0 in goals.
1984 -- Dec. 12 -- Toronto won 6-3 at home win as ex-Flyer Rick St. Croix made 31 saves and the Leafs scored three times in the third period. Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Stew Gavin (2-0-2) led the scoring. St. Croix made 20 saves on 21 shots covering the last two periods. The Flyers led 2-0 after the first period. Ilkka Sinisalo's second goal of the game made it 3-3 in the third period but Bill Derlago scored the go-ahead goal 11 seconds later. Gavin fought Lindsay Carson eight seconds into the game. Pelle Lindbergh made 37 saves in the loss. Toronto snapped an 8-game (0-7-1) skid in this series.
1985 -- Feb. 21 -- The Flyers held Toronto to 16 shots and Dave Brown, Dave Poulin, Brian Propp and Tim Kerr each had two points in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers trailed 1-0 after the first period but scored three times in a span of 2:11 in the middle period. Derrick Smith added a goal in the last period. Pelle Lindbergh made 15 saves. Glen Cochrane fought Jeff Brubaker -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD94plnYPwc
1985 -- Mar. 16 -- Ron Sutter scored the 5,000th goal in franchise history and Pelle Lindbergh made 26 saves in Philly's 6-1 win in Toronto. The Flyers led 6-0 in the third period. Peter Zezel and Ilkka Sinisalo each had a goal and an assist.
1985 -- Dec. 5 -- Don Edwards (33 saves) and Russ Courtnall (two goals) led Toronto to a 6-3 victory in Philly. The Leafs scored four times in the second period. Darren Jensen was replaced midway in the second period with Toronto up 5-2.
1986 -- Mar. 6 -- Mark Howe (2-4-6) had points all on the last six goals and supporting roles were played by Lindsay Carson (2-0-2) and Ron Sutter (1-2-3) in Philly's 7-4 home win. For Toronto, Don Edwards faced 52 shots while Walt Poddubny (1-3-4), Peter Ihnacak (2-1-3) and Miro Frycer (0-3-3) combined for 10 points.
1986 -- Mar. 15 -- Doug Crossman's OT goal gave Philly a 6-5 road win. Pelle Eklund (1-3-4) and Ilkka Sinisalo (2-1-3), who scored in a sixth straight game, led the Flyers' offense. Chico Resch (7 saves, 12 shots) made his Flyers' debut but was replaced after the second period with the score tied 5-5 by Bob Froese who was a perfect 8-for-8. Resch said "I just played awful. I was just so brutal. I'm just glad the guys bailed me out. I don't have any excuses, really. Nerves? Sure, I was nervous, but I've been nervous before. I just had no legs after the warm-up. I wasn't moving with the play. I've been bad before, but I was so bad - brutal, really. No excuses. I have nothing more to say." The Flyers held a 40-20 shots advantage. Geoff Courtnall had (1-2-3) three points and Don Edwards made 34 saves for the Leafs. Twenty seconds before the GWG, 24 PIMs were handed to each side, including the ejections of Lindsay Carson and Bill Root. Brad McCrimmon and Wendel Clark battled. Rick Tocchet was tossed as third man late in the third period. Some of the fights can be scene 5:47 into this clip ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpOGZ...layer_embedded ).
1986 -- Nov. 19 -- Ron Hextall made 36 saves but Toronto rallied from a 2-0 hole with two third period goals to tie the Flyers 2-2. Hextall saved the Flyers who were outshot 16-2 in the final period and 3-2 in OT. Wendel Clark's tip-in tied the game with 1:25 to play. In OT, Rick Tocchet and Wendel Clark got in a heated fight, after Clark checked Mark Howe, which gave Toronto a PP -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPd7Aoawjo4
1986 -- Nov. 22 -- Ron Hextall made 25 saves and the Flyers scored four third period goals in a 6-1 win. Brian Propp (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (2-1-3) led the offense. Zezel's goals gave the Flyers leads of 2-1 and 3-1. The Flyers' PK was 5-for-5 and killed a 25th straight minor.
1987 -- Feb. 2 -- The line of Peter Ihnacak (2-3-5), Steve Thomas (1-3-4) and Rick Vaive (1-2-3) had 12 points and Gary Leeman (2-1-3) added three points in Toronto's 8-4 home win which snapped a 6-game losing skid. Ken Wregget made 20 saves for Toronto. The Leafs scored in the opening minute of the first and second period. The Leafs held a 42-24 shots advantage. Chico Resch made 35 saves. There were four fights including two featuring John Stevens-Brad Smith and Don Nachbaur-Todd Gill ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkKS4...layer_embedded ). The Flyers were absent seven regulars and entered the game with the NHL's best record at 34-14-4 while Toronto had the third fewest points.
1987 -- Nov. 14 -- Ken Wregget (38 saves) and Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) led Toronto to a 6-0 road win. Mark Osbourne and Gary Leeman had three points each. Rick Tocchet and Al Secord were issued 10-minute misconducts prior to the opening faceoff.
1988 -- Feb. 4 -- Derrick Smith (2-1-3) and Ron Hextall (23 saves) led Philly to a 6-1 home win. Ron Sutter tipped-in Smith's shot 1:50 into the game and the Flyers led the rest of the game. Al Iafrate was a minus-5 and Ken Wregget made 34 saves for the Leafs who fell to 1-13-6 in the last 20 outings.
1988 -- Feb. 13 --Ken Wregget made 49 saves, including 24 in the middle period, to back Toronto to a 7-4 home win. Miroslav Frycer (2-1-3), Ed Olczyk (2-1-3) and Mark Osborne (0-3-3) had 3-point efforts. After a scoreless first period, the Leafs out-scored Philly 4-1 in the second period despite the Flyers holding a 25-9 advantage in shots. The Flyers crept to within 5-4 but Olczyk scored the game's last two goals in the final three minutes. Philly held a 53-30 shots advantage. Murray Craven (3-0-3) recorded a hat trick for the Flyers.
1988 -- Dec. 17 -- Rick Tocchet (3-0-3) scored a hat trick and Ron Hextall made 18 saves in Philly's 7-1 road win. The Flyers scored three PPGs. Tim Kerr (1-1-2) had two points and Brian Propp, Mike Bullard, Derrick Smith and Gord Murphy each had two assists. Dave Poulin added a goal on his 30th birthday. Allan Bester (five goals) was replaced by Jeff Reese for the third period. The slumping Leafs fell to 0-9-1 in the last 10 games and fired head coach John Brophy two days later. Hextall was named NHL Player of the Week.
1989 -- Feb. 7 -- Al Secord was sent to the Flyers for a 5th round draft pick used to select Keith Carney.
1989 -- Feb. 11 -- Gary Leeman (1-2-3) had three points and Toronto led 4-0 early in the second period then hung on for a 4-3 home win. Each team scored three times in the second period. Dave Poulin started the Flyers' attempted comeback with a SHG. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 12-3 in the last period but couldn't beat Allan Bester (26 saves in the game).
1989 -- Mar. 6 -- Ken Wregget was traded to Philly for the Flyers' 1st round choice (Rob Pearson) in the 1989 Entry Draft and Calgary's 1st round choice (Steve Bancroft) in the 1989 Entry Draft. At the time of the trade, Ken Wregget was out of action since January 30 (mono).
1989 -- Mar. 19 -- Brian Propp (1-3-4) and Rick Tocchet (2-2-4) each scored PPGs in the last two minutes of Philly's 8-6 home win. The winning goal was scored with 1:51 remaining and eight seconds into a 5-on-3 with Vincent Damphousse, who was already serving a minor, and Dan Daoust, who was whistled for an unsportsmanlike penalty plus a game misconduct, serving infractions. Daoust was penalized for arguing with ref Andy van Hellemond after a non-call earlier in the period. Tocchet made it 8-6 34 seconds later. Ron Sutter scored twice. The Flyers' PP was 3-for-5. Philly scored four goals in a 5:33 span and led 4-1 after the opening period but the Leafs scored three times to make it 4-4 after two periods. Toronto was led by Gary Leeman (3-1-4) and Eddie Olczyk (1-3-4). Philly outshot the Leafs 38-33. Jeff Chychrun fought Wendell Clark in the first period. The pair then fought again in the middle of the third period after Clark hit goalie Ken Wregget, a multi-player scrum ensued with Jay Wells and Clark being ejected.
1989 -- Sept. 8 -- Mark Laforest was traded to Toronto for a 5th round choice (later traded to Winnipeg who selected Juha Ylonen) in the 1991 Entry Draft and Philadelphia's 7th round choice (previously acquired, Philly selected Andrei Lomakin) in the 1991 Entry Draft,
1989 -- Nov. 4 -- Tim Kerr scored two first period goals in less than a minute and Rick Tocchet added three points in a 7-4 win at Toronto. Ron Hextall made his season debut after serving a 12-game suspension (team went 3-7-2) but left after the second period, and a 5-2 lead, with a groin pull. Hextall surrendered a goal with the first shot he faced, in the opening minute, but stopped 19 of 21 shots.
1989 -- Nov. 9 -- Allan Bester made 29 saves and Gary Leeman scored the GWG in the third period of Toronto's 4-1 win in Philly. Gord Murphy of the Flyers was ejected for a high-sticking major at the same time of the winning goal. The Leafs scored twice in the last 68 seconds. Pete Peeters suffered the defeat.
1990 -- Feb. 15 -- Pete Peeters recorded his 20th shutout, made 27 saves and added an assist in the 3-0 Flyers' home win. It was the 237th win of his career which moved him into 20th place. Peeters entered the game 0-8-4 and ended with a 1-13-5 mark in the 1989-90 season. Pelle Eklund had the GWG. Allan Bester made 38 saves in a defeat.
1990 -- Nov. 4 -- Scott Mellanby (2-1-3) and Tim Kerr (0-3-3) led the Flyers in a 7-1 road triumph. Ken Wregget stopped all 13 shots but then left the game with a strained right hip flexor and missed fifteen games. Pete Peeters replaced him and stopped a penalty shot by Gary Leeman. Jeff Chychrun and Wendel Clark fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W1Dv4ERcow ).
1990 -- Nov. 23 --Scott Mellanby, Derrick Smith and Dale Kushner scored and Keith Acton added two assists in the third period of the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Pete Peeters made 22 saves. Mellanby's tie-breaking goal was his ninth goal but first of the season at home. Luke Richardson, who scored at the 0:20 mark, and Rick Tocchet, who evened the score, fought with about three minutes left in the game. Jeff Chychrun suffered a broken navicular bone (left wrist) and missed the next 41 games.
1991 -- Feb. 13 -- Scott Mellanby (1-3-4), Rick Tocchet (two goals) and Ron Hextall (23 saves) led the Flyers to a 6-3 road win. Tocchet returned to the lineup after missing the prior five games due to injury. The game was tied 3-3 as the final period began but Gord Murphy and Keith Acton scored early third period goals to lift the Flyers to a 5-3 advantage.
1991 -- Dec. 12 -- The teams skated to a 1-1 tie. Mike Foligno scored 40 seconds after Rod Brind'Amour in the first period. Ken Wregget made 26 saves while Grant Fuhr stopped 27 shots. During a five-minute major/game misconduct to Gord Murphy in the third period, Toronto had a goal disallowed by video replay when it was determined that Foligno had a skate in the crease. After the game, Foligno said "A stupid bleeping rule. Some bleeping idiot, who doesn't know how to interpret bleeping rules, everybody interprets it a different bleeping way. The game is bleeping inches and bleeping splitting hairs."
1992 -- Jan. 25 -- Grant Fuhr (30 saves), Doug Gilmour (2-1-3) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) led Toronto to a 6-4 home win. The Leafs led 3-0 at the 9:11 mark, scoring on their first three shots which forced the removal of Ken Wregget for Ron Hextall, but the Flyers closed to within a goal three different times including 5-4 before Zezel scored an ENG to seal the deal. Claude Boivin fought Kevin McClelland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymVKZQXw_QQ ).
1992 -- Apr. 13 -- Dominic Roussel made 36 saves and Kerry Huffman (1-3-4) led the offense in Philly's 6-3 win in the Spectrum. The Flyers out-scored the Leafs 3-0 in the second period and Huffman factored in each goal. The Leafs scored two PPGs in the first period, 29 seconds apart. Each team had 17 first period shots and 38 in the game. Attendance was listed at 9,137 in the first post-strike home game.
1993 -- Apr. 4 -- Kevin Dineen scored twice and Tommy Soderstrom made 26 saves in a 4-0 Flyers' home win. Ryan McGill made it 2-0 with five seconds left in the first period. The game was rescheduled from April 1 in order to accomodate the postponed game between the Flyers and Los Angeles Kings that was canceled due to wind damage at the Spectrum.
1993 -- Apr. 10 -- Eric Lindros (1-2-3) and Tommy Soderstrom (24 saves) led the Flyers in a 4-0 win. It was Soderstrom's second shutout against the Leafs in a week and he went 4-0-0 in a stretch of seven nights. Soderstrom became the first Flyers' goalie to record five shutouts in his rookie season. Mark Recchi recorded his 119th point which tied him with Bobby Clarke for most points by a Flyer in a season.
1993 -- Oct. 10 -- John Cullen scored with 1:51 to play and Felix Potvin made 27 saves in Toronto's 5-4 win at Philly. The Leafs scored four goals in under seven minutes in the second period including two in 24 seconds then a pair by Dave Andreychuk in 18 seconds to put Toronto on top 4-2. Josef Beranek scored twice for the Flyers.
1993 -- Nov. 6 -- Felix Potvin made 28 saves and Wendel Clark scored twice in Toronto's 5-3 home triumph. Eric Lindros recorded a point in his 12th straight game (ended at 12). Toronto and Philly entered the game as the top two teams in the NHL. A few days later, Lindros suffered a knee injury and missed the next 14 games.
1995 -- Aug. 30 -- Dmitri Yushkevich was traded to Toronto by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Francis Larivee) in the 1996 Entry Draft for Toronto's 1st round choice (Dainius Zubrus) in the 1996 Entry Draft, Toronto's 2nd round choice (Jean-Marc Pelletier) in the 1997 Entry Draft and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Entry Draft.
1995 -- Nov. 30 --Mikael Renberg broke a tie with 1:03 to play on a blast estimated at 100 MPH and Garth Snow made 24 saves in Philly's 3-2 home win. The winning play was created on a steal by Eric Lindros who then made a creative pass to Renberg who later said "Everything offensive comes from the defense. Eric made a great play and that set up the goal." The Flyers extended their win streak to seven games. Brent Fedyk tied the game with a PPG in the third period. It was the last time the teams met in the Spectrum.
1996 -- Mar. 23 -- Philly held the Leafs to the lowest shot total by an opponent in a Flyers' road game (13) and won 4-0 in Toronto. Ron Hextall picked up the shutout by stopping the 13 shots. Philly outshot Toronto 33-13, including 13-2 in the first period and 10-3 in the third period. Dale Hawerchuk gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead and John LeClair scored his 40th goal; each also had an assist. Rod Brind'Amour drilled Tie Domi -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKdeXpmLpHg
1996 -- Nov. 10 -- John LeClair (2-0-2) scored twice and Ron Hextall made 25 saves in Philly's 3-1 home win. Pat Falloon (1-1-2) and Kevin Haller (0-2-2) also had two points. Falloon made it 1-0, with his dad in attendance, and snapped a scoreless streak of ten games. Nick Kypreos of Toronto was given an attempt-to-injure penalty (Flyers went scoreless in the 5-minute PP) when he gouged at Scott Daniels' eyes in a fight during the first period. With eight seconds to play, Tie Domi fought Daniels ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCjiHblcFH4 ). Felix Potvin, who made 39 saves, slashed Daniel Lacroix as time expired leading to a free-for-all highlighted by a fight between both goalies ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmMX3XEeajg ) in a free-for-all at the game's conclusion. Hextall, who was cut, said after the game "I thought I resembled Tyson in that one" while Daniels said of the performance "I think I'm going to have to give him (Hextall) some lessons.''
1997 -- Mar. 19 -- The Legion of Doom recorded 13 points in a 6-3 win at Toronto. Eric Lindros (4-2-6, 10 shots), Mikael Renberg (2-2-4, nine shots) and John LeClair (0-3-3) had 13 points and 22 shots. The Flyers scored the last four goals after trailing 4-3 in the third period. Lindros scored twice in a 12-second span and had three in the third period; it was the eighth time in team history a player scored three goals in one period and the first time the same player had done it twice.
1997 -- Nov. 19 -- Glenn Healy made 30 saves and Sergei Berezin, Mats Sundin and Igor Korolev each had two points in the second period in Toronto's 3-1 home win. Eric Lindros (minor) and Kris King (minor/game misconduct) had roughing penalties late in the game. Daniel Lacroix fought Tie Domi.
1998 -- Mar. 16 -- Mike Sillinger had three (1-2-3) points and Colin Forbes scored twice in the Flyers' 4-1 triumph. Ron Hextall made 23 saves. Chris Gratton and Kris King fought in the the early third period.
1998 -- Nov. 27 -- The line of Keith Jones, John LeClair and Eric Lindros each had a goal and two assists in the Flyers' 4-3 win. LeClair's winning goal came with 49 seconds left in the second period, a period in which the Flyers exploded for three goalsin under seven minutes. Jones was acquired 15 days prior to the game and had 8 points in his first 5 Flyers' games. Chris Gratton won a fight against Kris King.
1998 -- Dec. 12 -- JVB made 23 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 win, their last visit to Maple Leaf Gardens. John LeClair had two points and scored the last goal by a Flyer in the historic building. Philly re-acquired RW Mikael Renberg from Tampa Bay in a swap the day prior to this game but Renberg did not play.
1999 -- Jan. 16 -- Kris King broke a 3-3 tie with less than five minutes to play in Toronto's 4-3 win in Philly. Steve Sullivan, who scored twice, evened the game 3-3; his first goal, at 6:31 of the first period, ended JVB's team-record shutout streak at 218:42 (Philly won the previous four games 18-0 and then followed this loss with a 5-0 win and had five shutouts in six games. This loss snapped the Flyers' streak of 15 game unbeaten streak (10-0-5) and was ultimately the lone setback in a stretch of 24 games (16-1-7) from Dec. 12-Feb. 6.
1999 -- Mar. 22 -- JVB made 19 saves and Philly scored three times in the second period in a 3-1 win at Toronto. Dave Babych scored the Flyers' first goal in Toronto's new Air Canada Centre, then Dan McGillis made it 2-1 41 seconds later, and Eric Lindros added a third goal late in the period. Lindros recorded his 600th career point in his 429th NHL game and was named the game's top star. Mark Recchi, acquired earlier in the month from Montreal, suffered a concussion and missed five of the next six games. Late in the game, Lindros picked up a cross-checking minor ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P95PS07dv-U ).
1999 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Toronto, John Vanbiesbrouck made a 25-save shutout and the Flyers scored in each period en route to a 3-0 win. Among the saves by JVB was against Mats Sundin on a penalty shot 51 seconds into the third period. The Leafs also had a 5-on-3 for a full two minutes but JVB made several important saves including robbing Steve Thomas. Valeri Zelepukin, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins scored for the Flyers. The Leafs had 24 turnovers in the game to Philly's 10. The Leafs' Igor Korolev broke his leg in this game in his first game since suffering a broken finger about a month earlier.
1999 -- Apr. 24 -- In Game 2 at Toronto, Mats Sundin scored with 52.4 seconds to play following Steve Thomas's tying goal with 1:59 remaining in a 2-1 Leafs' win. John Vanbiesbrouck blanked the Leafs for the first 118 minutes of the series. Keith Jones gave Philly a 1-0 lead in the first period. Toronto was 0-for-13 on the PP while Philly went 1-for-9 after the two games. Steve Thomas' hit to Eric Desjardins' chin knocked him unconscious and though replays showed Thomas' skates leaving the ice, no penalty was called. The NHL's Supervisor of Officials, John D'Amico, later confirmed that a penalty should have been called but Colin Campbell refused to suspend Thomas. Leafs' head coach Pat Quinn said of Desjardins "He was trying to draw a penalty. Maybe he thought he was in the Italian soccer league." The NHL also refused a Flyers' request to review Kris King's hit on Adam Burt. Referee Steven Walkom told Flyers' GM that a penalty would have been called "if Burt didn't get up." Late goals -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHt7MYbTUH4
1999 -- Apr. 26 -- In Game 3 at Philly, Curtis Joseph made 40 saves and Steve Thomas scored in the third period to spark the Leafs to a 2-1 win. Thomas' goal on the PP snapped Toronto's 0-for-15 skid with the man advantage in this series; the Leafs were 0-for-33 going back to the regular season. Mike Johnson scored the Leafs' first goal 10 seconds after Karl Dykhuis scored his first PO goal which gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the first period. Johnson was the recipient of a pass from Steve Sullivan off the faceoff. The Flyers went 0-for-6 on the PP including a 6-on-4 advantage that ended the game when JVB, who had a shaky outing, was pulled for an extra attacker. Afterwards, Sandy McCarthy accused Tie Domi of using a racial slur in the game; Domi claimed that McCarthy spit in his face.
1999 -- Apr. 28 -- In Game 4 at Philly, John LeClair (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers 5-2 win. LeClair had a tip-in of a Steve Duchesne shot that Curtis Joseph called " world-class." Eric Desjardins (1-2-3) scored the GWG on the PP 49 seconds after Tie Domi yanked Sandy McCarthy's head from behind early in the middle period. Craig Berube gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead though it was originally credited to McCarthy who informed officials of the error. The Flyers held a 41-25 shots edge.
1999 -- Apr. 30 -- In Game 5 at Toronto, Yanic Perreault's backhander beat JVB 11:51 into OT in the Leafs' 2-1 win It was the third time in the series that Beezer was beaten on a backhander. Keith Jones scored the lone Flyers' goal 1:52 into the game. Dimitri Yushkevich also scored for Toronto. Each team had 34 shots on goal. Curtis Joseph made 33 saves. It was Philly's seventh straight OT PO loss.
1999 -- May 2 -- In Game 6 at Philly, Toronto advanced amid controversy when Sergei Berezin's PPG with 0:59 left in the third period gave the Leafs a series-clinching 1-0 win. John LeClair was penalized by Terry Gregson for elbowing Mike Johnson with 2:54 remaining and afterwards Flyers' chairman Ed Snider unleashed a tirade against the call and was eventually fined $50,000 for his remarks (head coach Roger Neilson was fined $25,000). Highlights of the GWG -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veo2pOAc014 . SERIES RECAP: Toronto became the first team in NHL history to win a Best-of-Seven series without scoring more than two goals in any game. Curtis Joseph made 26 saves. Philly didn't score in the last 130 minutes of the series. Eric Lindros missed the entire series. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veo2p...eature=related
1999 -- Nov. 26 -- Mark Recchi scored with 51.5 remaining in OT to give the Flyers a 3-2 home win. Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Recchi had multiple point games and recorded all nine individual team points. The Flyers led 2-0 with under three minutes to play and led 2-1 until Sergei Berezin scored with 12 seconds left in the third period.
1999 -- Dec. 9 -- Eric Lindros recorded his 11th career regular season hat trick and JVB made 27 saves in Philly's 4-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 in the third period before the Leafs responded with two goals. There were three fights in the game including a brief one between Keith Jones and Steve Thomas 40 seconds into the opening period ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi_5wx3ZRso ), Chris Therien and Kris King ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QOvbbH6Rkg ) and a brief Craig Berube-Tie Domi battle.
1999 -- Dec. 11 -- The Leafs scored three second period goals in a span of 1:43, including two by Garry Valk, and Curtis Joseph made 34 saves in a 6-4 home win. After Toronto's flurry made it 5-2, JVB (13 saves) was replaced by Brian Boucher who stopped all nine shots he faced. Philly scored two PPGs in the third period to make it 5-4 but, when Chris Therien was penalized with 58 seconds to play, Toronto clinched the win with a PPG. Philly went 3-for-5 on the PP and the Leafs' went 2-for-6 (with a SHG). The game was filled with fights including the dismissals of Sandy McCarthy, Luke Richardson (both of the Flyers) and the Leafs' Tie Domi. Eric Lindros fought Toronto's Alexander Karpovtsev ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH8oFa6TRdE ) after a perception of attempt-to-injure Lindros' knee. Unrelated, Lindros suffered a bruised left hand during the game; he missed the next two games but the injury limited his ability to grasp his stick properly and he scored just once in his next 11 games. Domi's cheap shot on Adam Burt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipqwMWVQRE . Afterwards, Toronto head coach Pat Quinn criticized Flyers' head coach Roger Neilson by saying "Are we playing hockey or playing that (19)70's scrum (stuff) that we've already been through? I thought that was a bygone era. When their five guys start throwing punches at your five guys, something's wrong. (Neilson) thinks he's still coaching in the '70s." Neilson responded by saying "(Tie) Domi threw four punches at (Adam) Burt, who couldn't defend himself. You can't sucker somebody like that. I was really surprised at Tie. I think he lost a lot of respect from the guys on my team, and from myself." The day prior to this game, Neilson informed his team that he was diagnosed with cancer. The Leafs posted a message on the scoreboard which read "Roger ... This cheer's for you from all your fans in Toronto." Neilson responded with tears as the 19,000 fans applauded and players on both sides slapped their sticks along the benches to acknowledge the man. "I saw my mug up there so I guessed what was happening. That was kind of an emotional moment for me. That's one of the nicest things that has ever happened to me in hockey."
2000 -- Feb. 9 -- Brian Boucher made 26 saves, Eric Lindros scored twice and the Leafs failed on all seven PPs in the Flyers' 4-2 win in Toronto. Keith Primeau had two assists. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 38-28.
2000 -- Nov. 15 -- Mark Recchi, who missed 13 of the prior 14 games mainly due to a concussion, scored the GWG in OT goal and Roman Cechmanek made 30 saves in Philly's 2-1 road win. Ruslan Fedotenko scored 12 seconds after Darcy Tucker gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the opening period.
2001 -- Feb. 15 -- Roman Cechmaek made 32 saves and Mark Recchi (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 5-2 win. Todd Fedoruk had two points in the first 10+ minutes of the game. Philly improved to 13-3 in their last 16 regular season games against the Leafs.
2001 -- Mar. 24 --Curtis Joseph made 25 saves in the Leafs' 5-3 win. The Leafs led 3-1 with Igor Korolev, Mats Sundin and Aki Berg scoring in the opening period. The lead increased to 4-1 in the third period then Mark Recchi scored twice before Darcy Tucker's last second ENG finished the scoring. John LeClair returned to the lineup for his first action since December 8, 2000 when he sufffered a lower back injury.
2001 -- Mar. 29 -- Curtis Joseph's 38 saves helped Toronto record a 2-1 win at Philly. Jonas Hoglund scored 30 seconds after Tie Domi and Luke Richardson were sent to the penalty boxes for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. While in the box, Domi and a Flyers' fan interacted --http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECEsZVrbMA .
2002 -- Mar. 10 -- Darcy Tucker scored twice and Corey Schwab had 16 saves in Toronto's 3-1 win in Philly. The Leafs held a 20-17 shots edge. Todd Fedoruk fought Wade Belak -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J0nAR8Z_Wg
2002 -- Mar. 12 -- Gary Roberts scored with 2:05 to play in the third period and the game ended in a 1-1 OT tie at Toronto. Roberts was penalized 24 seconds later but the Flyers' PP failed. The Leafs outshot the Flyers 4-0 in OT and had a PP chance for the last 1:47 when Keith Primeau was penalized. Chris Therien was credited with 13 hits, a figure not equalled by a Flyer until Scott Hartnell in the 2012 Winter Classic. Brian Boucher (21 saves) and Corey Schwab (22 saves) were named the game's top two stars (Schwab #1). The Flyers held a team meeting at a practice before this game to discuss strategy and the team's slumping PP to which captain Primeau later said "It was an open forum. I thought it was very productive. He received some of our messages, and we listened to what he had to say."
2002 -- Mar. 25 -- Keith Primeau scored twice and Brian Boucher made 25 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Simon Gagne scored a SHG in the second period. Tomas Kaberle gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:45 into the game but Primeau tied it 13 seconds later. Toronto went 0-for-9 on the PP. Injured Jeremy Roenick was honored pre-game for scoring his 1,000th NHL point earlier in the season.
2002 -- Nov. 23 -- Ed Belfour made 25 stops and six Leafs scored on 16 shots in a 6-0 win. Darcy Tucker (1-2-3) and Robert Reichel (0-3-3) each had three points. Roman Cechmanek (9 saves, 13 shots) was replaced by Robert Esche (1 save, 3 shots).
2002 -- Nov. 29 -- The Flyers debuted redesigned orange alternative sweaters but lost 3-0 in Philadelphia. Ed Belfour, who made 21 stops, recorded his 62nd career shutout and Aki Berg snapped a scoreless tie in the second period.
2002 -- Dec. 12 -- Simon Gagne and Eric Desjardins scored within 1:12 of the third period and Roman Cechmanek made 18 saves in the Flyers' 2-1 home win. Ed Belfour made 29 saves and his shutout streak in games against the Flyers ended at 167:10. The game was scoreless through the first 47+ minutes. Mikael Renberg's PPG was Toronto's lone goal and came almost two minutes after the Flyers took a 2-0 lead. Jeremy Roenick and Darcy Tucker had a quick fight and Todd Fedoruk fought Tie Domi -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRT_Nq6MuFY ; Roenick was ejected with Philly leading 2-0 in the third period for charging Robert Svehla. Said Roenick after the NHL ruled no suspension was warranted: "Good. Shouldn’t have been (a suspension). Shouldn’t have been thrown out in the first place. But that’s the (Don Koharski) referee’s discretion. I’m just surprised that a guy that’s been around that long is going to make a call like that. It did look hard and (Svehla) did have a lot of blood on his face. But obviously on the tape it’s a clean hit. In my opinion and in the league’s opinion it was a clean hit, so (Koharski) did make a mistake. But in the heat of battle it’s tough to make those split-second calls and stick to it."
2003 -- Jan. 21 -- Jeremy Roenick and Mark Recchi had third period goals within 22 seconds and Roman Cechmanek made 22 saves in Philly's 3-1 road win. Alexander Mogilny tied the 1-1 in the opening minute of the third period. Michal Handzus scored in the opening period (from Donald Brashear and Radovan Somik).
2003 -- Apr. 9 -- In Game 1 of the East QFs at Philly, Mikael Renberg scored a PPG with 5:39 left in the third period that snapped a 3-3 tie and help the Leafs win 5-3. Alexander Mogilny scored a hat trick, including an ENG. Toronto was outshot 31-15 including 24-9 after two periods when the game was tied 3-3.
2003 -- Apr. 11 -- In Game 2 at Philly, the Flyers outshot the Leafs 36-17 (31-10 through 40 minutes) en route to an important 4-1 victory. Simon Gagne, Mark Recchi and John LeClair each had two points (a goal and an assist each). Gagne gave Philly a 1-0 with a SHG. Roman Cechmanek made 16 saves. Donald Brashear and Tie Domi engaged in a third period fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnuENOFPcZA ; . Nik Antropov (foot) and Darcy Tucker (knee) did not play due to injuries in the first game.
2003 -- Apr. 14 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Tomas Kaberle, who played a game-high 35:51 among skaters, scored 7:20 into double OT in the Leafs' 4-3 win. Eric Weinrich and Eric Desjardins gave Philly a 2-0 lead but Robert Reichel (1-1-2), Kaberle on the PPG and Alexander Mogilny (1-1-2) scored before Mark Recchi tied the game 2:59 into the third. Toronto outshot Philly 41-39. Phil Housley, who had a rough Game 2, played just 1:04 and one shift in this game. Shayne Corson quit the Leafs prior to the game due to health and illness reasons after being a healthy scratch for this game ( http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...5-corson_x.htm ). Mogilny left the game in the second OT when hit in the chin by the stick of Jeremy Roenick.
2003 -- Apr. 16 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, Mark Recchi's tantalizing goal gave the Flyers a 3-2 in triple-OT. Recchi's wrist-shot was deflected by Ed Belfour but trickled over the goal line 13:54 into the third OT. Recchi's goal: ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMXNLamcPI ). Belfour made 72 saves, one shy of Kelly Hrudey's NHL record. It was Recchi's second goal of the game. Philly outshot the Leafs 75-38 (37-10 in regulation), the most shots on goal in any game by the Flyers. Michal Handzus assisted on both of Recchi's goals, had nine shots on goal and was a +2. Eric Desjardins, Kim Johnsson and Marcus Ragnarsson each played 40+ minutes. Tomas Kaberle, Bryan McCabe, Robert Svehla and Glen Wesley each played 40+ minutes. Jeremy Roenick gave Philly a 2-1 lead in the second period but was in the box when Mats Sundin made it 2-2 in the third. The Flyers had a four-minute PP in the third but failed to capitalize.
2003 -- Apr. 19 -- In Game 5 at Philly, Sami Kapanen scored two PPGs and Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots as the Flyers took a series lead for the first time with a 4-1 win. Dmitry Yushkevich and Simon Gagne also scored. Aki Berg gave Toronto a 1-0 lead 2:34 into the game but the Flyers scored twice in the last 5:30 of the opening period to take a 2-1 advantage. Philadelphia entered the game 2-for-21 on the PP in the series. Alex Mogilny returned to the lineup after missing Game 4 due to a concussion symptoms from being hit in the chin by an accidental high stick. Philly outshot Toronto 210-134 through five games in this series. Eric Desjardins, who had points in the first three games, was helped off the ice after taking a slapshot off his right foot; he missed the rest of the 2003 playoffs, including the next round against Ottawa.
2003 -- Apr. 21 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Travis Green's backhander 10:51 into the second overtime gave the Leafs a 2-1 win. Roman Cechmanek made 34 saves while Eddie Belfour stopped 35 shots. Toronto bolted out of the gate, out-shooting Philly 9-1 in the first 12 minutes and led 1-0 when Cechmanek opted to pick up his fallen glove, while the puck was in his end, which led to a Robert Reichel goal. Reichel also stopped on a penalty shot. Jeremy Roenick, who was injured earlier in the game, returned to score for Philly. The Leafs killed a too-many-men minor in the first OT. Eric Weinrich played over 40 minutes in this game. Mats Sundin won 26 of 37 faceoffs.
2003 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 7 at Philly, Justin Williams (1-2-3) was named the game's top star as he had points on the first three goals, while Mark Recchi (2-1-3) and Claude Lapointe (1-2-3) also had three-point efforts in a convincing 6-1 home win. Keith Primeau, who entered the game with zero points in the series, was exceptional on both ends of the ice. Philly led 2-0 after one period with Williams scoring in the final minute. The lead increased to 3-0 but Gary Roberts scored 26 seconds after exiting the penalty box to put the Leafs on the board with 6:10 left in the middle period. Any chance of a momentum-swing to Toronto was killed when Recchi scored two goals in the waning moments of the second period to give Philly a 5-1 lead. Philly held a 36-19 shots advantage in the game. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh5HxOUFswsSERIES RECAP: It was the first time since the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals that Games 6 and 7 of any series were held on consecutive nights. The Flyers arrived in Philadelphia just after 2:00 a.m. and stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in order to focus on Game 7. The series was the second longest in NHL history as the teams played 532:05 minutes (Boston-NYR 1939 played 553:08). It was the second series (NYR-NJD 1994) to feature three multiple OT games. Philly outshot the Leafs 282-189 in the seven games. Roman Cechmanek had a save percentage of .920 (15 goals on 188 shots, 1 ENG). Jeremy Roenick neutralized Mats Sundin (1-3-4) much of the series. Alexander Mogilny(5-2-7) had six points (5-1-6) in the first three games but just one point in the last three games following a Game 4 miss due to a concussion. The Flyers' point leaders were Mark Recchi (6-3-9), Eric Weinrich (2-3-5), Jeremy Roenick (2-3-5), Dimitri Yushkevich (1-4-5) and Justin Williams (1-4-5). Simon Gagne (3-1-4) had three goals.
2003 -- Nov. 1 -- Robert Esche made 21 saves and Sami Kapanen had two goals in Philly's 7-1 win at Toronto. The Flyers dominated the opening period, 3-0 in goals and 12-4 in shots. Michal Handzus, Kim Johnsson and Justin Williams each scored in the first period and had two points in the win. Philly scored seven times on 22 shots against Ed Belfour. The Maple Leafs honored Hall of Fame inductees Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Mike Ilitch and Brian Kilrea in a pregame ceremony.
2004 -- Jan. 16 -- Each Flyers' player registered a plus in the +/- column, a team first since March 1985, in a 4-1 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 at the 11:15 mark and chased Ed Belfour (9 saves, 12 shots) who was replaced by Trevor Kidd (16 saves, 17 shots). Keith Primeau, Patrick Sharp and Tony Amonte scored in the first period. Primeau returned to the lineup after a six-game absence in which the Flyers failed to win (0-4-1-1). Robert Esche made 21 saves. Earlier in the day, Dennis Seidenberg underwent surgery for a broken leg, after teammate Marcus Ragnarsson fell on him in practice, and missed the rest of the regular season. Donald Brashear and Nathan Perrot fought late in the game -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN5T1zCt6ns
2004 -- Jan. 17 -- Robert Esche made 35 saves and Michal Handzus scored twice in Philly's 4-0 win at Toronto. Eric Desjardins suffered a broken right arm to the defenseman and was absent until April after being hit by teammate Jeremy Roenick. Four days after the Dennis Seidenberg injury (see Jan. 16), Marcus Ragnarsson suffered a rotator cuff injury and missed two weeks -- the third defenseman injured in a matter of days. The injuries to Desjardins, Ragnarsson and Seidenberg caused the Flyers to trade Justin Williams for Danny Markov.
2004 -- Mar. 18 -- Brian Leetch (acquired 15 days earlier) scored the first two goals of his Leafs' career and Toronto held off a late Flyers' rally for a 3-2 win in Philadelphia despite just 14 shots. Philly was held scoreless until 4:28 remained in the third period. Ed Belfour made 26 saves in the victory. Vladimir Malakhov, in his fifth game with the Flyers, suffered a broken jaw in the game's final four minutes and didn't return to the lineup until the regular season finale.
2004 -- Apr. 22 -- In Game 1 of the East Semis at Philly, Robert Esche made 22 saves and Tony Amonte, Marcus Ragnarsson and Simon Gagne scored in the Flyers' 3-1 win. With Eric Desjardins (broken arm) and Kim Johnsson (broken hand) not dressed, the Flyers used forward Sami Kapanen on the blueline. Kapanen, who later said "I just tried to keep it simple and help the team," assisted on Ragnarsson's GWG. Toronto's Mats Sundin (leg) and Owen Nolan (knee) were unavailable. Joe Nieuwendyk suffered a back injury and missed the next three games. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us_l2qCwOrE
2004 -- Apr. 25 -- In Game 2 at Philly, Robert Esche made 26 saves and Alexei Zhamnov's PPG with 11:35 left in regulation lifted the Flyers 2-1. Jeremy Roenick said "Esche seems like he's on a mission of proving he's the goalie of the future." Among Esche's saves was a breakaway against Clarke Wilm in the third period. Donald Brashear scored a PPG late in the opening period. Tie Domi scored for the Leafs late in the second period. Toronto outshot Philly 11-1 in the second period, the lowest shot total recorded by the Flyers in any PO period. The Leafs held a 27-24 edge in the game including 19-9 through two periods. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_LaTJQH4Kk
2004 -- Apr. 28 -- In Game 3 at Toronto, Alexander Mogilny's breakaway goal in the second period snapped a scoreless tie and helped the Leafs to a 4-1 win. Toronto scored three times in under 10 minutes to take a 3-0 lead late in the second period. Ed Belfour made 18 saves. Bryan McCabe (0-2-2) was the only player with multiple points. The Leafs held a 29-19 shots advantage including 26-11 over the last 40 minutes. Robert Esche made 25 saves in the loss. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx4TquJt1K8
2004 -- Apr. 30 -- In Game 4 at Toronto, Ed Belfour made 28 saves and Mats Sundin (2-0-2) scored twice in the Leafs' 3-1 victory. Kim Johnsson returned to the Flyers' lienup after missing the first three games of the series with a broken hand. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J20FsI6A7EI
2004 -- May 2 -- In Game 5 in Philly, Keith Primeau's hat trick followed a fiery pregame speech and the Captain led the Flyers to a 7-2 rout. According to Sean Burke, Primeau "told us he would be great today and to jump on for the ride." Primeau (3-1-4), Michal Handzus (2-0-2) and Simon Gagne (0-3-3) combined for nine points. Primeau had a team-high five shots and won 67% of his faceoffs (the rest of the team won 43%). Mark Recchi gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead 3:51 into the game off a gift from Bryan McCabe ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssOohskwZ7U ), who was a -5 in the game, and Philly led the remainder of the contest. The Flyers dominated the opening period, 3-1 on goals and 13-2 on shots. Philly outshot the Leafs 29-11, the lowest PO total by a Flyers' opponent (previous low was 12 by the Rangers in 1986). The Flyers suffered two injuries in the victory: Robert Esche (1 save, 2 shots) was replaced by Burke (8 saves, 9 shots) after the first period due an upper body injury and then the depleted defense group took another blow when Vladimir Malakhov (out for Game 6, too) suffered a head injury after he was slammed into the boards by Darcy Tucker. Ed Belfour (12 saves, 18 shots) was replaced by Trevor Kidd (10 saves, 11 shots). It was a rare PO game in which four goalies surrendered goals. Tie Domi (20 of Toronto's 50 PIMs) was tossed in the third period for unsportsmanlike conduct, following a confrontation with Donald Brashear, then mocked the Flyers' crowd. Joe Nieuwendyk returned to the Leafs' lineup and scored the team's only goal, late in the first period which cut the deficit to 3-1. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qfMmXYX7GM
2004 -- May 4 -- In Game 6 at Toronto, Jeremy Roenick's blistering riser 7:39 into OT gave the Flyers a thrilling series-clinching win, 3-2. About a minute prior to the GWG, Darcy Tucker leveled Sami Kapanen who staggered to the Flyers' bench as play continued (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o2395RUyM&NR=1) . A few seconds prior to the goal, Mark Recchi had a 2-on-1 break but was stopped by Ed Belfour. Philadelphia led 2-0 on a pair of first period goals, including the 50th of Roenick's playoff career, but Toronto rallied to even the game with 4:52 to play in regulation. Robert Esche made 34 saves including a game-saver on Tie Domi with about 1:10 to play in the third period. Toronto outshot the Flyers 36-25. Vladimir Malakhov (head injury) did not dress for the Flyers and was replaced on the blueline by forward Kapanen; Dennis Seidenberg dressed but did not see any action. Roenick's goal and more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4GWnqUeZVQ ; More video -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY8SVWNHeEY SERIES RECAP: Flyers' leaders included Keith Primeau (3-2-5), Simon Gagne (2-3-5) and Robert Esche (.919 save pct). Toronto's leaders included Mats Sundin (3-2-5) and Alex Mogilny (2-3-5).
2005 -- Oct. 11 -- Mikael Tellqvist made 31 saves in Toronto's 4-2 home win. Jeff O'Neill's first goal as a Leaf snapped a 2-2 third period tie and came on the PP. He then pointed to the sky in tribute to his older brother, Donny, who was killed in a car accident in Toronto months earlier. Eric Lindros made it 4-2 for Toronto ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mg2kD75lsk&feature=fvst ). The start of the second period was delayed about 30 minutes due to an electrical issue inside the building.
2005 -- Oct. 22 -- Robert Esche made 22 saves and the Flyers scored the last three goals in a 5-2 road win. Mike Knuble, Donald Brashear and Branko Radivojevic scored after the Leafs' Eric Lindros tied the game. Mike Richards' 3-on-5 SHG, the first by a Flyer since Terry Carkner in 1991, gave Philly a 2-1 lead with 2:39 left in the second ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYUgQW34o98 ). Earlier, the Flyers failed on a 4-minute PP. In the first period , Toronto had four straight penalties called in a span of 6:43. Pat Quinn joined Punch Imlach and Hap Day as the only men to coach 500 games with the Leafs.
2006 -- Mar. 28 -- J.S. Aubin made 15 saves in the third period and 29 in the game as Toronto won 3-2. Alexei Ponikarovsky and Alex Steen scored in the first 2:02 of the third period to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.
2006 -- Apr. 8 -- J.S. Aubin made 28 saves and Toronto went 5-for-8 on the PP in a 5-2 win at Philly. The five PPGs against the Flyers was one shy of the most scored by a Flyers' opponent. Jeff O' Neill scored twice and Darcy Tucker had three assists. Denis Gauthier was suspended two games for boarding Kyle Wellwood who received 15 stitches to his forehead.
2006 -- Nov. 6 -- Andrew Raycroft made 40 saves and the Leafs scored three third period goals in a 4-1 home win. Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky scored key goals. The Flyers outshot the Leafs 41-32 including 34-17 over the last 40 minutes.
2007 -- Feb. 15 -- Andrew Raycroft made 34 saves and Toronto scored three first period goals in a 4-2 win in Philadelphia. The Leafs led 3-0 in trhe first period and Michel Leighton was pulled 14:10 into the game for Antero Niittymaki. During warmups, the Flyers pulled Peter Forsberg from the ice and traded him to Nashville.
2007 -- Feb. 24 --Bryan McCabe had three assists, Andrew Raycroft made 22 saves and five Leafs scored in a 5-2 win at Philly. After the game, Alexei Zhitnik was dealt to Atlanta for Braydon Coburn.
2007 -- Apr. 3 -- Bryan McCabe scored in OT and Andrew Raycroft made 23 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. Raycroft went 4-0-0 in 2006-07 against the Flyers. Martin Biron made 30 saves for the Flyers. Mike York tied the game 2-2 with under five minutes to play in regulation, the fourth and final goal of his brief Flyers' career. Toronto won for the sixth straight time in the series.
2007 -- Dec. 27 -- Joffrey Lupul scored twice and Martin Biron made 34 saves in Philly's 4-1 home win. Mike Richards picked up an assist to extend his point streak at home to 16 games, tying the team record set by Bobby Clarke in the 1975-76 season.
2008 -- Jan. 5 -- Antero Niittymaki set a team-record with a phenomenal 54-save outing and Mike Richards scored a PPG with 2:51 to play in Philly's 3-2 road win. Niittymaki was a perfect 36-for-36 through two periods and the 54 saves were a franchise high. Toronto outshot Philly 56-32 and recorded the most shots taken by any team against the Flyers. Steve Downie, who scored his first NHL goal, and Jeff Carter gave Philly a 2-0 first period lead. Mats Sundin (2-0-2) scored twice in the third period and won 22 of 30 faceoffs; teammate Matt Stajan lost 16 of 19 draws. The Leafs were issued the first six PP chances of the game, the Flyers got the final three. Derian Hatcher-Joffrey Lupul collision -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0-q7ooFeQ
2008 -- Mar. 11 -- Pavel Kubina's goal with 56 seconds left in OT rallied the Leafs to a 4-3 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 with just over 15 minutes left but Mats Sundin made it 3-1, Kubina scored with 6:44 to play and then Jeremy Williams tied the game with 3:41 remaining. With Braydon Coburn penalized in the final two minutes, Paul Maurice opted to pull Vesa Toskala despite the game being tied 3-3; it was an attempt to win the game in regulation and prevent the Flyers from earning a point in the playoff race. The Leafs took 55 shots on Martin Biron and out-shot Philly 51-23 in regulation.
2008 -- Mar. 12 -- Pavel Kubina's PPG 1:09 into the third period lifted the Leafs to a 3-2 win in Philly. The Leafs held a 31-20 shots advantage.
2008 -- Nov. 29 -- Vesa Toskala made 28 saves and Dominic Moore (1-1-2) and Nik Antropov (1-1-2) led the offense in Toronto's 4-2 home win. Brian Burke was named the Leafs' GM prior to the game.
2009 -- Apr. 1 -- Curtis Joseph made 32 saves in Toronto's 3-2 home win. The Leafs, eliminated from the post-season race, outplayed and outshot the Flyers 38-34, leading d-man Kimmo Timonen to say "The way we played, that's not a playoff team trying to win the Stanley Cup. Let's be honest, the next six games, it's playoff time for us. It's time to wake up and really, really bear down. It's hard to say what the reason is (for lackluster play) but, whatever it is, it has to change." Martin Biron was replaced after making 25 saves by backup Antero Niittymaki.
2009 -- Apr. 3 -- Jeff Carter (3-1-4) recorded his first NHL hat trick and tied a career-high with four points and Danny Briere (1-3-4) contributed a career-high-tying four points in the Flyers' 8-5 home win. Claude Giroux added three (1-2-3) points. Carter scored his 44th goal. Scott Hartnell scored his 30th goal. Philly skated to a 5-0 first period lead (unofficially the fifth 5-0 lead after one period in team history and first since 1981). The lead grew to 6-0 in the second period before Toronto scored three times in a span of 3:43 in the last four minutes to make it 6-3 after two periods. Philly outshot Toronto 35-32. Martin Gerber gave up six goals and Curtis Joseph was scored on twice. Hartnell-Luke Schenn fight -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjzaTODbLbI and Andrew Alberts-Jamal Mayers -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xITJJw9MI_w . It was the 150th regular season meeting between the franchises. The day prior to the game, Flyers' GM Paul Holmgren chastised and challenged his team. Afterwards, head coach John Stevens said "Obviously, Homer said we needed to play better. It was a wake-up call."
2010 -- Apr. 6 -- Brian Boucher made 23 saves, registered the 17th shutout of his career and recorded his 100th NHL victory in backing Philly to an important 2-0 road win. Boucher's biggest save came with 3:10 to play and the Flyers leading 1-0 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHFXncHnGd4 ). Boucher's last prior shutout came in October 2008. Claude Giroux (1-1-2) scored six seconds into a first period PP and Mike Richards added an ENG. Daniel Carcillo-Garnet Exelby and Arron Asham-Colton Orr fought. 40 of the 54 PIMs came in the opening period. The victory lifted the Flyers into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o8c72Wcitw
2010 -- Oct. 23 -- Mike Richards (1-2-3) and Ville Leino scored their first goals of the season in the final three minutes of the opening period helping the Flyers to a 5-2 home win. Scott Hartnell scored 1:05 into the third to give Philly a 4-2 lead then Danny Briere finished the scoring. Brian Boucher made 12 saves in the victory. Philly outshot Toronto 40-14 and snapped a 3-game losing streak. Dan Carcillo and Mike Brown fought ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hnHrS-2idc ). Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h5gdrbNsjM
2010 -- Dec. 9 -- Danny Briere (2-1-3) scored twice and Brian Boucher made 31 saves in the Flyers' 4-1 win at Toronto. Ville Leino and Chris Pronger scored in the first period to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Five Flyers' defensemen had points. Jeff Carter won 13 of 14 faceoffs, Mike Richards won 11 of 15 and the Flyers dominated the draws 68-32%. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fvdFtttpFE
2011 -- Feb. 14 -- Kris Versteeg was sent to Philadelphia in exchange for the Flyers' 1st (Stuart Percy) and 3rd round (Josh Leivo) draft picks in 2011. Versteeg became the first Flyers' player to wear #10 in a regular season game since John LeClair in 2004.
2011 -- Mar. 3 --Darryl Boyce scored the go-ahead goal with 4:30 left in regulation and James Reimer stopped 28 shots in the Leafs' 3-2 win at Philly. Nikolai Kulemin (1-1-2) and Dion Phaneuf (1-1-2) had two points. Toronto played in a one-goal game (6-0-3 record) for the ninth straight time. Kris Versteeg (2-0-2), in his first game against his former team, scored twice for the Flyers. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ1bOrcEnVI
2011 -- Mar. 10 -- Brian Boucher made 27 saves and the line of James van Riemsdyk, Claude Giroux (1-1-2) and Jeff Carter had four points and 13 shots in the Flyers' 3-2 win at Toronto. Mike Komisarek was ejected 3:45 into the game for boarding and Andrej Meszaros gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead during the 5-minute major. Darroll Powe made it 2-0 and Giroux's goal gave Philly a 3-1 advantage. With the victory, the Flyers had 90 points which was the sixth highest total in team history through 67 games. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLeqjEABHk
2011 -- Oct. 24 -- Jaromir Jagr (2-1-3), who scored his first NHL goal since April 6, 2008, and Scott Hartnell (2-1-3) each scored twice in the Flyers' 4-2 home win. Jagr and Hartnell also had PPGs which gave Philly a 2-1 lead. Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves. Chris Pronger suffered a damaging eye injury from Mikhail Grabovski's stick ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHiYMvnVyXc ).
2012 -- Feb. 9 -- Scott Hartnell (1-1-2) had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick and Sergei Bobrovsky made 24 saves in the Flyers' 4-3 home win. Hartnell snapped a scoreless tie with 5:22 left in the second period then immediately fought Dion Phaneuf ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooAmsbo_AiQ ). Claude Giroux and Brayden Schenn scored 1;14 apart to give Philly a 4-2 lead late in the second period. Tyler Bozek (2-0-2) scored twice and James Reimer made 35 saves for Toronto. Philly went 0-for-4 on the PP which extended the Leafs' streak to 17 straight games without allowing a PPG.
2012 -- Mar. 10 -- The Flyers won 1-0 in a three-round shootout at Toronto on Claude Giroux's brilliant goal and Ilya Bryzgalov's 29 saves plus a final save against Phil Kessel to seal the win. Bryzgalov also stopped Kessel on a breakaway in OT. It was Bryzgalov's second consecutive shutout and third in four games in which he had a save percentage of .985 (128 saves, 130 shots). The Flyers last had consecutive regular season shutouts in 2008 when Martin Biron had both. The Flyers had 48 hits to the Leafs' 44 and 23 blocks to the Leafs' nine. Wayne Simmons fought Joey Crabb ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS6q19LG0qk ). The Flyers had zero PPs, a first since February 2008, to three for Toronto. Jonas Gustavsson made 27 saves in recording a shutout loss. The Flyers were without plenty of regulars including defensemen Chris Pronger, Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros and Pavel Kubina. Giroux's shootout goal ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJZA0ZUjYM ).
2012 -- Mar. 29 -- Five Flyers had multiple points and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 16 shots in the Flyers' 7-1 win at Toronto. Bobrovsky snapped a personal four-game losing streak and won for the first time since February 9 also vs. Toronto. Brayden Schenn (2-0-2) scored the first two goals and gave Philly a 2-0 lead 11:01 into the game. Wayne Simmonds (2-1-3) also scored twice. Danny Briere (0-4-4) had a career-high four assists. Jaromir Jagr (0-3-3) had three assists. Jake Voracek (1-1-2) had two points. Matt Read scored a SHG which vaulted him into first place among rookies scoring in the NHL. Toronto goalie Jonas Gustavsson was hit on the knee by a puck during warmups and was replaced by Jussi Rynnas (23 saves, 30 shots) who made his first NHL start and was on the roster as an emergency recall to replace the injured James Reimer. It was the Flyers' first 4-0 sweep in a regular season series against the Leafs and just the second time the Flyers won four games in a regular season series against Toronto (4-0-1 in 1973-74). The Flyers had a 3-0 sweep in 1990-91. At the morning skate, former captain Eric Lindros skated with the Flyers. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnLfN-UlCYk
2012 -- Jun. 23 -- The Flyers traded James Van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn.
2013 -- Feb. 11 -- The Flyers began a 6-game road trip with a 5-2 defeat in Toronto. The Flyers led 1-0 38 seconds into the game. James Reimer (12 saves, 13 shots) was replaced by Ben Scrivens (32 saves, 33 shots) after suffering a leg injury late in the opening period. Two quick strikes within 28 seconds early in the second period gave Toronto a 3-1 lead and by the 6:15 mark, the lead grew to 4-1. Ilya Bryzgalov (10 saves, 14 shots) was replaced by Brian Boucher (9 saves, 10 shots) who was promoted from the AHL the prior day. Korbinian Holzer was ejected late in the second period for boarding but the Flyers failed to score during the 5-minute PP. James van Riemsdyk made it 5-1 in his first game against his former team. Three Leafs had multi-point games led by Matt Frattin (1-1-2) and Mark Fraser was +5. The Flyers held a 46-24 shots advantage, including 22-10 in the middle period (t out-scored 3-0) and 35-16 over the last two periods (out-scored 4-1), and achieved a statistical rarity in that all 18 skaters had at least one shot on net. Each Flyers' player also recorded a hit.
2013 -- Feb. 25 -- Ben Scrivens made 23 saves, Phil Kessel scored late in the first period and the Leafs led the rest of the way in a 4-2 win at Philly. James van Riemsdyk played his first game in Philadelphia since being traded by the Flyers and was held scoreless; he also was issued a double minor for two separate penalties with under nine minutes to play and Jake Voracek scored to make it 3-2. Tye McGinn suffered a broken orbital bone in a fight with Mike Brown ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqN522mkFM ) and he was lost to the Flyers for multiple weeks.
2013 -- Apr. 4 -- The injury-plagued Flyers recorded a fourth straight win in an uplifting 5-3 victory at Toronto. Brayden Schenn made it 3-2 54 seconds into the second period and ex-Leaf Jay Rosehill, who made his Flyers' debut, doubled the margin to 4-2. The Flyers dominated the second period 17-6 in shots and 2-0 in goals and carried the momentum from Jake Voracek's goal with 1:25 left in the first period that tied the game 2-2. Ex-Flyer James van Riemsdyk made it 4-3 in the last period. Luke Schenn (1-0-1) scored an ENG, had 6 hits, 5 shots, 4 blocks, was +3 and played nearly 5 more minutes than any teammate. Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves. Sean Couturier and Erik Gustafsson (+3) each had two assists. The Flyers were without defensemen Braydon Coburn, Nick Grossmann, Andrej Meszaros and later lost Kimmo Timonen for much of the third period, and forwards Danny Briere, Max Talbot and Zac Rinaldo yet continued to improve their playoff chances when it once appeared bleak. Ron and Rich Sutter were the last brothers to score in the same game for the Flyers, December 28, 1985.
2013 -- Oct. 2 -- Jonathan Bernier made 31 saves as the Flyers dropped a 3-1 decision in their home opener despite an 8-2 advantage in PPs. Dave Bolland scored twice in the third period including a PP-ENG with 23 seconds left. Philly was 1-for-7 on PPs and also had a failed penalty shot by Wayne Simmonds with 4 seconds left in the middle period. Claude Giroux played 26:02.
2014 -- Mar. 8 -- Joffrey Lupul scored 2:21 into OT to give the Leafs a 4-3 OT win at home. Toronto led 2-0 by the 3:38 mark but the Flyers rallied to tie the game twice in the third period. All three Flyers' goals were by defensemen. Kimmo Timonen (2-0-2) scored twice and Braydon Coburn evened the game with 2:32 remaining. Jay Rosehill, playing for the flu-ridden Steve Downie, went toe-to-toe with Frazer McLaren who was promoted from the AHL that day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3ll-W5g7Vk).
2014 -- Mar. 28 -- Steve Mason made 32 saves and The Flyers scored two quick PPGs in an important 4-2 home win. Vincent Lecavalier, demoted to the fourth line prior to the game, responded just 3 seconds into a 5-on-3 PP to give Philly a 1-0 lead. Scott Hartnell made it 2-1 five seconds into another PP. James Van Riemsdyk scored in between those goals just four seconds into the second period which tied an NHL record for fastest goal into any period. Claude Giroux (1-2-3) made it 3-1 in the third period but the Leafs managed to reduce the deficit to one goal just 1:21 later. Wayne Simmonds finished the scoring. The Leafs went 0-for-4 on PP. Highlights -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BziGERDgQs
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