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This Date In Flyers History...March 12

Saturday, 03.12.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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