On this date in 1997, Gene Hart was enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame after his selection as the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award. At the time, he became the sixth member of the Flyers organization to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Hart announced over 2,000 NHL games, six separate Stanley Cup Finals, Five NHL All-Star Games, and the NHL-Soviet Union All-Star Series.
He ended each broadcast with his famous line of "Good Night and Good Hockey", but he is most famous for his call in Game 6 of the 1974 Stanley Cup Final, in which the Flyers won their first Stanley Cup, defeating the Boston Bruins, 1-0.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, the Flyers are going to win the Stanley Cup! The Flyers win the Stanley Cup! The Flyers win the Stanley Cup! The Flyers have won the Stanley Cup!"
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 13-7-2-1.
- In 1985, the Flyers win a club record 13th consecutive game, 5-4, over the New York Islanders at the Spectrum on an overtime goal by Murray Craven. The 13 consecutive wins match the fourth-longest streak in NHL history.
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