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This Date In Flyers History...March 12

Saturday, 03.12.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 63 19 46 5 65
C. Giroux 62 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 63 25 18 -1 43
M. Streit 63 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 63 12 23 -5 35
S. Couturier 63 12 16 1 28
M. Del Zotto 51 8 17 -5 25
M. Read 63 6 18 -9 24
M. Raffl 48 14 4 6 18
V. Lecavalier 45 7 10 -8 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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