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This Date In Flyers History: October 8

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This Date In Flyers History: October 8
On this date in Flyers History, the Kate Smith statue was officially dedicated prior to the Flyers game vs. the Montreal Canadiens in 1987 at the Spectrum.

Smith's statue was displayed in front of the Spectrum for over 20 years, and currently resides along with many other famous Spectrum statues at XFinity Live!

On December 11, 1969, Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" was first played at a Flyers game.

The Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-3, at the Spectrum that night. That's where it all began, and "God Bless America" became "our song."

Smith was enchanted by this flamboyant hockey team that found her rendition of the American folk classic to be a good luck charm.

ALSO ON THIS DATE: OCT. 8
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 2-3-2.

- Rick Tocchet scored all three Flyers goals in a 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in 1989. It was his sixth hat trick as a Flyers. Overall, Tocchet posted eight hat tricks in a Flyers sweater.

- Happy Birthdays go out to Alumni Art Stratton (1967-69) and Larry Wright (1971-73 & 1975-76)

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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