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This Date In Flyers History: October 9

Tuesday, 10.09.2012 / 12:00 AM / News
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This Date In Flyers History: October 9
October 9 in Flyers history has not one but two significant events.

The first a milestone that no other member of the Orange & Black has ever accomplished.

1983
Bill Barber took a pass from defenseman Brad Marsh to break in all alone on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Michel Dion, slid a backhand shot underneath Dion to post his 400th goal in the National Hockey League, and having played his entire career in Philadelphia, his 400th in a Flyers sweater.

Barber would add his 401st goal later in that game, which the Flyers would go on to win by a 7-1 margin at the Spectrum.

No other Flyer has reached the 400 goal mark in the club's 44 seasons of play.

Barber ended his career that season totaling in at 420 goals with the next closest Flyer coming in at 369 goals (Brian Propp).

1986
A few years later marked the debut of one of the most famous Flyers in history - Ron Hextall.

Ron Hextall posted a 2-1 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on opening night at the Spectrum.

He turned aside 21 of 22 shots, which included holding the Oilers scoreless through the game's final 57 minutes of play after allowing an early goal to Jari Kurri that put Edmonton up 1-0.

Hextall would end up posting a 37-21-6 record with a 3.00 goals-against-average and .902 save percentage that season and lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Final, where he would again face the Oilers.

Although dropping the series in seven games, Hextall was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs and would later win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender while being named to the NHL's 1st All-Star Team and All-Rookie Team.

ALSO ON THIS DATE: OCT. 9
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 11-3-2.

- The Flyers recorded two shutouts on Oct. 9: John Vanbiesbrouck vs. NY Rangers, 1-0 in 1998. Jeff Hackett vs. Buffalo Sabres, 2-0 in 2003.

- Happy Birthdays go out to Flyers Alumni Larry Hale (1968-72) and Gary Peters (1967-71)

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5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
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C. Giroux 49 16 36 7 52
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B. Schenn 50 11 20 -2 31
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M. Read 50 3 15 -8 18
M. Del Zotto 38 4 12 -6 16
M. Raffl 40 12 3 6 15
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