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This Date In Flyers History...June 2

Thursday, 06.2.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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This Date In Flyers History...June 2
June 2, 1978...Shero Leaves For The Rangers
The Flyers won four division championships, three conference championships and two Stanley Cups while Fred Shero was their head coach.

On this date in 1978, Flyers Head Coach Fred Shero officially left the team to become the general manager and head coach of the New York Rangers. The Flyers received a first round pick in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft as compensation for allowing Shero to join the Rangers.

The Flyers used the draft pick to select center Ken Linseman in the first round (seventh overall). Linseman would play four seasons for the Flyers (1978-79 through 1981-82) before being traded to the Hartford Whalers in the deal that brought Mark Howe to Philadelphia.

After coaching the Flyers for seven seasons (1971-72 through 1977-78), Shero would coach the Rangers for three seasons (1978-79 to 1980-81).

Shero compiled a 308-151-95 record in 554 regular season games and a 48-35 record in 83 playoff games as the Flyers' head coach. His seven seasons, 554 regular season games and 83 playoff games coached are the most in franchise history. His 308 wins and .642 winning percentage are the best in Flyers history.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
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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