This Date In Flyers History...March 31
Thursday, 03.31.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
March 31, 1973...Flyers Defeat Islanders, 10-2On this date in 1973, the Flyers defeated the New York Islanders at the Spectrum, 10-2.
The Flyers led 2-0 after the first period and built a 10-0 lead before the Islanders scored a single goal in the second and third periods to make the final score 10-2.
Eight different Flyers scored at least a goal, led by Don Saleski and Rick MacLeish who each scored twice. Saleksi (2G,1A), Bobby Clarke (1G,2A), Bill Flett (1G,2A) and Bill Barber (1G,2A) each posted three points in the game.
The eight second-period goals by the Flyers set a new team record for most goals in a period, which still stands today.
The loss for the Islanders was their 60th of the season, extending their new NHL record for most losses in a season.