65 Facts About Philadelphia Flyers

1. The Philadelphia Flyers won Game 4 at home to stave off elimination, and although Timonen returned for Game 5, Pittsburgh finished off the Flyers in five games.

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2. The Philadelphia Flyers said goodbye to the Spectrum and prepared to open a new arena—the CoreStates Center—for the next season.

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3. Philadelphia Flyers began making plans for a new arena upon hearing the NHL was looking to expand due to fears of a competing league taking hold on the West Coast and the desire for a new television contract in the United States.

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4. Philadelphia Flyers said goodbye to the Spectrum and prepared to open a new arena the CoreStates Center for the next season.

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5. The Philadelphia Flyers would win the best-of-seven series four games to two.

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6. The Philadelphia Flyers won the best-of-seven series four games to two and became the first team from the 1967 Expansion to win the Stanley Cup.

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7. The Philadelphia Flyers made their first Final appearance and the Bruins returned to the Finals after having won the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals.

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8. The Philadelphia Flyers teams of the early '70s earned the nickname "The Broad Street Bullies", a reference to the location of the team's home arena on Philadelphia's Broad Street and to their penchant for fighting and amassing record amounts of penalty minutes.

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9. Philadelphia Flyers were established when the NHL expanded from the so-called "Original Six" in 1967.

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10. The Philadelphia Flyers have won two Stanley Cup championships.

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11. In the first season without Wilson, the Philadelphia Flyers found their replacement; a 6' 5" left-handed monster named Dave Brown.

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12. In the storied history of the Philadelphia Flyers, fans have seen more than their fair share of heroes and villain wearing the Orange and Black.

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13. Philadelphia Flyers held an emotional pre-game ceremony in which they honored defenseman Kimmo Timonen, who retired after winning the Cup with Chicago after Philadelphia dealt him to the Windy City at the NHL trade deadline.

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14. Philadelphia Flyers fans often chant "Crosby sucks" towards Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, as well as booing whenever he touches the puck.

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15. The Philadelphia Flyers won Game 3 in overtime, but NHL history was made in Game 4.

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16. The Philadelphia Flyers missed the playoffs for the next five seasons, while the Penguins became an annual contender with such stars as Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Ron Francis, and Larry Murphy.

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17. In a surprising upset, the Philadelphia Flyers beat the heavily favored Penguins in seven games.

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18. The Philadelphia Flyers achieved just the opposite, winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975.

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19. Philadelphia Flyers got exactly what they were looking for on Black Friday.

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20. The Philadelphia Flyers appeared determined to leave the Rangers with a black eye on Black Friday.

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21. Philadelphia Flyers have eight losses when they outshoot an opponent, which is tied for most in the NHL.

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22. The Philadelphia Flyers definitely didn\u2019t mind how it got passed Lundqvist, as any team in general will take any goal they can get.

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23. The Philadelphia Flyers hoped to get off to a good start in this matchup, as they struggled mightily in the first period against Buffalo.

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24. The Philadelphia Flyers missed the net on some glorious opportunities, as was true for most of the game.

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25. The Philadelphia Flyers tested him with chance-after-chance, but the longtime New York goaltender stood his ground.

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26. The Philadelphia Flyers entered the Black Friday matinee hoping to break a four game losing streak.

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27. Philadelphia Flyers will have to mimic every aspect of their performance against the Rangers in order to defeat Toronto and achieve back-to-back wins.

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28. The Philadelphia Flyers went 20 games without a fight and have now engaged in fights in two consecutive games.

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29. Philadelphia Flyers had drafted van Riemsdyk second overall in 2007 and traded him to Toronto for defenseman Luke Schenn in June 2012.

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30. Philadelphia Flyers can be unpredictable in the worst kind of ways.

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31. The Philadelphia Flyers can be unpredictable in the worst kind of ways.

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32. Philadelphia Flyers has an affiliation with a number of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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33. On September 24, 2018, the Philadelphia Flyers introduced their new mascot, "Gritty", a fuzzy orange creature.

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34. Philadelphia Flyers debuted a short-lived skating mascot named "Slapshot" in 1976 but dropped the character by the next season.

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35. Philadelphia Flyers wore a black uniform for the 2017 NHL Stadium Series, featuring enlarged black numbers with white trim, orange striping on the sleeves and tail, and orange nameplate with black lettering.

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36. In the next season, the Philadelphia Flyers finished in third place in the Metropolitan Division, but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2018 playoffs.

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37. On May 18, 2015, the Philadelphia Flyers hired the former head coach of the University of North Dakota's men's ice hockey team, Dave Hakstol.

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38. The Philadelphia Flyers pulled off the upset in six games against a Pittsburgh team that was heavily favored to win the Stanley Cup.

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39. The Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record with seven playoff in-game goalie changes, and were the only NHL team not to record a shutout in either the regular season or playoffs.

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40. The Philadelphia Flyers led both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference for the majority of the season, and challenged Vancouver for the overall NHL lead.

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41. In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Philadelphia Flyers had home-ice advantage as they faced eighth-seeded Montreal.

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42. Philadelphia Flyers wasted no time in addressing their free agent needs.

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43. The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Martin Biron from Buffalo for a 2007 second-round pick.

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44. The Philadelphia Flyers were left further dejected as they lost the NHL draft lottery and were demoted to the second overall selection.

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45. The Philadelphia Flyers traded Michal Handzus to Chicago, lost Kim Johnsson to free agency and Eric Desjardins and team captain Keith Primeau retired in the off-season.

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46. The Philadelphia Flyers had been first in the league prior to the Olympic break, where an injury to Forsberg occurred.

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47. The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the more active teams once the NHL lockout came to an end.

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48. On March 5, 2004, the Philadelphia Flyers set an NHL record in a game against Ottawa where they set a combined record of 419 penalty minutes in a single game.

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49. The Philadelphia Flyers hired a proven winner when they turned to former Dallas Stars and Stanley Cup-winning Head Coach Ken Hitchcock.

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50. In the off-season, the Philadelphia Flyers went looking for a new goaltender.

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51. The Philadelphia Flyers said goodbye to the Spectrum and prepared to open a new arena—the CoreStates Center—for the next season.

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52. In June 1992, the Philadelphia Flyers persuaded Clarke to return to the team as senior vice president after Jay Snider won the hard-fought arbitration battle for 1991 first overall pick Eric Lindros against the Rangers.

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53. As the Philadelphia Flyers continued to flounder, Paul Holmgren was fired midway through the season and replaced by Bill Dineen, father of Flyer Kevin Dineen.

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54. In 1986, the Philadelphia Flyers were rejuvenated by the ascension of 22-year-old goaltender Ron Hextall.

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55. The Philadelphia Flyers rolled through the playoffs by sweeping the Rangers in three games, defeating the Islanders in five and beating Quebec in six to return to the Stanley Cup Finals.

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56. In doing so, the Philadelphia Flyers wrapped up the Patrick Division title with 14 games to spare and the first overall seed in the playoffs.

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57. The Philadelphia Flyers rallied under Quinn and finished in second place.

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58. The Philadelphia Flyers looked to be headed toward another sweep against the New York Islanders after winning the first three games.

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59. The Philadelphia Flyers picked up the lead early when Rick MacLeish scored a first period goal.

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60. The Philadelphia Flyers lost the tiebreaker to Pittsburgh and missed the playoffs.

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61. On December 11, 1969, the Philadelphia Flyers introduced what became one of the team's best-known traditions: playing a recording of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before important games.

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62. Philadelphia Flyers have had rivalries with several teams over the years.

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63. Philadelphia Flyers have played their home games on Broad Street since their inception, first at the Spectrum from 1967 until 1996, and then at the Wells Fargo Center since 1996.

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64. Additionally, the Philadelphia Flyers have the most appearances in the conference finals of all 24 expansion teams, and they are second behind the St Louis Blues for the most playoff appearances out of all expansion teams (39 out of 50 seasons).

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65. Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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