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This Date In Flyers History: October 9

Tuesday, 10.9.2012 / 12:00 AM ET / 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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  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 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
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 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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