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This Date In Flyers History: October 7

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This Date In Flyers History: October 7
On this date in Flyers history the Orange & Black own an all-time record of 6-4-1.

Of other significance was the 1982-83 Flyers squad which tied a franchise record in a 9-5 victory over the Quebec Nordiques on opening night at the Spectrum.

The Flyers and Nordiques were tied at 5-5 in the third period before the Flyers scored three goals in 35 seconds to put the game out of reach.

The three goals in 35 seconds tied the team record for fastest three goals in a game, which was set just three years earlier (Mar. 1, 1979 vs. Boston: Behn Wilson, 8:13 of 2nd period; Blake Dunlop, 8:28 of 2nd period; Al Hill, 8:48 of 2nd period).

Flyers Hall of Famer Brian Propp started the sequence when he scored a power play goal at 9:08 of the third period. Bill Barber followed Propp's tally with an even-strength goal at 9:31 and then Ray Allison followed with a goal just 12 seconds later (9:43).

The Flyers nearly came within reach of their record of fastest four goals in franchise history when Lindsay Carson scored the ninth Flyers goal (and 14th goal of the game) just 1:31 later at 11:14.

When all was said and done, the Flyers posted four unanswered goals within a span of 2:06 midway through the third period to get the team off to a 1-0-0 start on a season that would end with a 49-23-8 record, the most wins since the 1975-76 season.

ALSO ON THIS DATE: OCT. 7
- The Flyers took on their AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, at the Wachovia Spectrum in an exhibition game in 2008. The Phantoms recorded a 4-2 victory over the big club.

- Happy Birthdays go out to Alumni Andre Faust (LW, 1992-94) & current scout Ross Fitzpatrick (LW, 1982-86).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
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

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 75 21 53 7 74
C. Giroux 74 22 46 1 68
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
M. Streit 75 9 36 -10 45
B. Schenn 75 14 25 -7 39
S. Couturier 75 13 17 1 30
M. Read 73 7 22 -7 29
M. Del Zotto 57 9 19 -5 28
M. Raffl 60 19 6 6 25
V. Lecavalier 51 7 11 -10 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 15 17 10 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 6 .892 3.15
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