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This Date In Flyers History...March 12

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This Date In Flyers History...March 12
March 12, 1978 & 2000...Flyers Play Colorado


                    Ross Lonsberry
On this date in 1978 and 2000, the Flyers faced off against a team from Colorado.

In 1978, the Flyers defeated the Colorado Rockies at the Spectrum, 6-2. In the game, Ross Lonsberry recorded a hat trick to lead the Flyers.

In 2000, the Flyers lost to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, 3-1.

The Rockies actually started out as the Kansas City Scouts for the 1974-75 season. After two seasons in Kansas City, the team was moved to Denver and renamed the Colorado Rockies for the 1976-77 season. After six seasons in Colorado, the Rockies were transferred to New Jersey and the Devils were born for the 1982-83 season. In the first 13 seasons of the franchise, the team made the playoffs only once, for the 1977-78 season. The Rockies lost that Preliminary Round series, two games to none, to the Flyers.

After 16 NHL seasons in Quebec, the Nordiques were sold and transferred to Colorado for the 1995-96 season. Unlike the Rockies, the Avalanche have qualified for the playoffs in each of their nine seasons in Colorado.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 30 11 26 8 37
C. Giroux 30 8 27 7 35
W. Simmonds 30 14 8 3 22
B. Schenn 30 9 13 6 22
M. Streit 30 4 15 4 19
S. Couturier 30 7 8 -1 15
M. Read 30 3 8 -6 11
M. Raffl 22 8 1 2 9
M. Del Zotto 24 2 6 -6 8
N. Schultz 29 0 7 7 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 6 10 4 .918 2.58
R. Emery 5 4 1 .899 3.05
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