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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 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 76 21 55 7 76
C. Giroux 75 23 46 2 69
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 76 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 76 13 17 1 30
M. Del Zotto 58 9 20 -5 29
M. Read 74 7 22 -7 29
M. Raffl 61 20 6 7 26
V. Lecavalier 52 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 11 .927 2.24
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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