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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 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 49 17 40 11 57
C. Giroux 48 16 36 6 52
M. Streit 49 7 28 -2 35
W. Simmonds 49 17 12 -5 29
B. Schenn 49 10 19 -3 29
S. Couturier 49 10 12 -1 22
M. Read 49 3 15 -9 18
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
M. Del Zotto 37 4 11 -7 15
V. Lecavalier 35 7 7 -10 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 9 12 6 .921 2.41
R. Emery 8 9 1 .887 3.38
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