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Philadelphia Named Best Hockey City By The Sporting News

Friday, 08.5.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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The City of Philadelphia can now be called "The Best Town In Hockey" as The Sporting News has proclaimed the City of Brotherly Love as the number one hockey city in the United States. Philadelphia, boasts two professional hockey teams - the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and their American Hockey League affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms, the Calder Cup Champions.

"Philadelphia fans are very passionate and love their team," said Flyers captain Keith Primeau. "It doesn't surprise me that Philadelphia was named number one for hockey."

"As excited as the players are to play here, I can tell you when visitors come here to play against us, they are just as excited," added Flyers Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. "They consider Philadelphia to be the real world stage as far as hockey goes."

The Flyers are Back Where We Belong and will open the much-anticipated hockey season on Wednesday, October 5, when they host the New York Rangers at Wachovia Center.

The Flyers are currently taking orders for 2005-06 season tickets by calling 215-218-PUCK. Individual game tickets will become available shortly.

During the eight seasons that the Flyers have played at Wachovia Center, they have drawn 6,392,818 fans to 328 regular season games, including 200 sell-outs. Additionally, the Phantoms hold the record for six of the top eight crowds in AHL history, including an AHL playoff-record 20,103 fans who saw the Phantoms defeat the Chicago Wolves and capture the Calder Cup on June 10, 2005, at Wachovia Center.

Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider is credited with bringing the Flyers to Philadelphia when he created the franchise in l967. His entrepreneurial spirit and competitive drive led the Flyers to becoming the NHL's first expansion team to capture the Stanley Cup in l974 and again in l975.

More than 20,000 youths are participating in organized hockey leagues at more than 60 public skating rinks throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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