This Week in Flyers History 1/29-2/4

The third edition of a new weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. January 29, 1984 Flyers 5, Blackhawks 5 — A four-goal first period outburst was nearly wasted at Chicago Stadium, but Mark Howe scored on Tony Esposito with one second left in regulation to steal a valuable point. January 29, 2000 Flyers 2, Canadiens 2 – An ordinary 2-2 tie, where all the goals were scored in the opening 20 minutes, received a …

Remembering the last Philly All-Star Game

The National Hockey League selected Philadelphia to host the All-Star Game in 1976 and 1992. In the first year, the club was in the throes of its glory, on the way to a third straight Stanley Cup Finals appearance and fresh off the vanquishing of the hated Soviets. It also didn’t hurt that it was the American Bicentennial, and as such, Major League Baseball selected Philly for its Mid-Summer Classic and the NCAA chose the Quaker City to host the Final Four. But by the latter, the Flyers were a shadow of their former selves, in the midst of a …

This Week in Flyers History 1/22-1/28

The second edition of a new weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. January 22, 1976 Flyers 7, Flames 2 – Reggie Leach nets a hat trick, Bill Barber scores a pair of goals in the Spectrum victory. January 22, 1983 Flyers 1, Islanders 0 – Rookie goaltender Bob Froese officially earns his NHL stripes, making 31 saves to stifle the three-time defending Stanley Cup champions at Nassau Coliseum. Darryl Sittler’s second-period score was all Froese …

This Week in Flyers History 1/15-1/21

The second edition of a new weekly series here at Flyers Faithful, “This Week in Flyers History” aims to provide historical information on Flyers games of the past with some kind of significance, using pictures and videos where appropriate. January 15, 1983 Blackhawks 4, Flyers 4 – Chicago rallies with two goals early in the third period to forge a 4-4 deadlock at the Spectrum to end the Orange and Black’s 10-game winning streak, but Philly extends its unbeaten streak to 11 games. January 15, 1989 Red Wings 8, Flyers 4 — Flyers are down 8-1 midway through the contest and avoid …

JvR out with concussion

Everybody wondering “What’s wrong with James van Riemsdyk?” now has an answer, so they can stop gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over it. From the desk of Flyers GM Paul Holmgren late this morning: “James was hit in the head in each of our last two games. He reported yesterday, not feeling like himself. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.” I agree with some sentiments over the internets today, that there’s a new way to mask injury issues: rampant trade rumors. Van Riemsdyk was limited to 15 shifts totaling 10:32 on ice in Thursday’s 3-2 win …