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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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