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This Week in Flyers History 9/30-10/6

Welcome to the first installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. October 1, 1985: Flyers-Rangers bench-clearing preseason brawl – Live and in …

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This Week in Flyers History 2/19-2/25

The continuation of a 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. February 19, 1980 Rockies 8, Flyers 6 — Rookie goaltender Pete Peeters finally loses a game, closing the books on an NHL record by failing to lose in 27 starts (22-0-5) as the Flyers are uncharacteristically blitzed by a Don Cherry-led Colorado club. Peeters was left in for the entire game, giving up seven goals on only 25 shots. February 19, 1984 Flyers …

This Week in Flyers History 1/8-1/14

The first edition of a brand 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 8, 1984 — Bengt Gustafsson of the Washington Capitals rips Pelle Lindbergh and the Flyers defense for five goals in a 7-1 victory at the Spectrum. It marks the final time in club lore that it gave up five goals to one player in either a regular-season or playoff game. January 8, 2002 — Jiri Dopita “the best player in the …

Quo Vadis?

Now that Nikolay Zherdev has cleared waivers with zero interest from the other 29 clubs in the NHL, it’s basically up to him what happens next. He has several options to keep playing: take a demotion to the minors, flee back to the country formerly known as the U.S.S.R., and (even though it might be dog dumb), sit out risking a suspension and await a deal out of Philly. Adding to the drama was the fact that multiple outlets reported this morning that Zherdev participated in an optional team skate in Voorhees. This, after he fled the same practice facility not 24 …

Flyers win in Detroit for first time since 1988

History had already been made earlier in the road trip, all the way back on the final Tuesday of 2010, when the Flyers lost in Vancouver for the first time since 1989. On the first Sunday of 2011, an historic occurrence of a more positive note unfolded. Brian Boucher celebrated his 34th birthday by stopping 25-of-27 shots as the Philadelphia Flyers erased more than 22 years of frustration in Detroit with a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. "It’s nice, but I don’t think it was on our minds to get the win for that reason," Boucher said about losses in …

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