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This Date In Flyers History: October 11

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This Date In Flyers History: October 11
On this date in 1969, Bobby Clarke played in his first NHL game.

Clarke not only helped lead the Flyers to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975 as a captain, but he also won the Hart Trophy as the league MVP three times and was a nine time NHL All Star.

He remains the franchise leader in games played (1,144), assists (852), points (1,210), plus/minus (plus-506), and short-handed goals (32). Clarke also holds franchise playoffs records for most games played (136), assists (77), points (119).

He played his entire NHL career with the Flyers from 1969-84 becoming known as one of the Flyers greatest centers and captains in Flyers and NHL history. His No. 16 jersey was retired on November 15, 1984.

OCT. 11, 1967
The Flyers traveled to Oakland to face off against the California Seals. The Flyers lost their franchise-opening game, 5-1. The Flyers' lone goal, and the first goal in franchise history, was scored by left wing Bill Sutherland at 10:07 of the second period.

This was both the Flyers and Seals first ever game since entering the NHL as an expansion team during the summer.

The Flyers would go on to claim their first win a week later, defeating the St. Louis Blues on the road, 2-1.
 
OCT. 11, 1979
The Flyers honor goaltender Bernie Parent, by retiring his No. 1 jersey. Parent played with the Flyers for 10 years. In 486 games, Parent was 232-141-103 with a 2.42 GAA and 50 shutouts, which rank first all-time in team history.

Parent was chosen by the Flyers in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft. In his first season with the organization he recorded a 16-17-5 mark with a 2.48 GAA and four shutouts. Parent would go on to own a 232-141-103 record with a 2.42 GAA in 486 regular season games with the Flyers.

He backstopped the Flyers to both of their Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975, which included shutting out their opponent in both Stanley Cup clinching games. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP and Vezina Trophy as best NHL goaltender in both seasons.
 
OCT. 11, 1990
Bill Barber’s No. 7 jersey is retired by the Flyers. Barber played with the Flyers for 12 seasons from 1972-1984.

Barber was drafted by the Flyers in the first round, seventh overall in the 1972 draft. After being called up to the NHL, Barber scored 30 goals and had 34 assists in his rookie year with the Flyers.

As part of the famed LCB line, consisting of Reggie Leach, Bob Clarke, and Barber, he helped lead the Flyers to both Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975.

Barber owns the Flyers all-time record in goals with 420.
 
OCT. 11, 2010
The Flyers raised their 2010-11 Eastern Conference Championship banner to the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center prior to their home opener against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Flyers, who qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs in a dramatic shootout victory over the New York Rangers in the last game of the regular season, defeated the New Jersey Devils in five games and came back from a 0-3 series deficit during the Eastern Conference semi-finals to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in the series to move on to the Conference Final vs. Montreal. The Flyers defeated the Canadiens in five games to claim the Prince of Wales Trophy and clinch the Eastern Conference title.

The Flyers eventually lost the Stanley Cup Final series to the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-2 series.
 
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 11-7-3.

- Bernie Parent played his first game after being reacquired by the Flyers, shutting out Toronto in a 2-0 opening night win in 1973.

- Also in 1973 vs. Toronto, Kate Smith appears live at the Spectrum for the 1st time ever to perform God Bless America.

- Winger Ilkka Sinisalo scored a penalty shot goal in an 8-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1981.

- John LeClair posted his eighth career hat trick in a 6-2 win over his former team, the Montreal Canadiens in 1997.

- Born on 'This Date' are Flyers Alumni: Miroslav Dvorak (1982-85) & Claude Lapointe (2002-04).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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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