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This Date In Flyers History: October 14

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This Date In Flyers History: October 14
On this date in 1979, the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 at the Spectrum to record the franchise’s first win in their famous 35-game undefeated streak.
    
The Flyers came out strong tallying three goals in the first period to Toronto’s one. Flyers forwards Paul Holmgren, Reggie Leach and Brian Propp scored within five minutes of one another. The teams played to a stalemate in the second period as Toronto came within reach of one goal.
    
To secure the win, Bob 'The Hound' Kelly posted the game-winning goal as the Maple Leafs could only come within one before the buzzer. Flyers goaltender Pete Peeters stopped 25 of 28 shots in the game.  
    
The win sparked the longest such streak in professional sports history. The Flyers would go almost three months without losing a game. From Oct. 14, 1979 through January 6, 1980, the Flyers compiled a 25-0-10 record, before losing to the North Stars in Minnesota on January 7, 7-1.

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 7-6-2.

- Born on 'This Date' are Flyers Alumni: Dave Schultz (1971-76)

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 24 16 7 1 62 59 33
2 PIT 22 15 5 2 78 53 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 23 13 5 5 69 58 31
6 BOS 24 14 9 1 61 58 29
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 FLA 21 9 6 6 45 53 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 OTT 22 10 8 4 60 59 24
12 NJD 23 9 10 4 57 68 22
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 22 7 12 3 52 65 17
15 BUF 23 7 14 2 39 73 16
16 CBJ 22 6 14 2 51 81 14

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 22 8 22 5 30
C. Giroux 22 7 19 7 26
W. Simmonds 22 8 7 4 15
B. Schenn 22 7 8 5 15
M. Streit 22 4 9 3 13
S. Couturier 22 4 4 -3 8
M. Read 22 2 6 -4 8
M. Del Zotto 21 2 6 -3 8
M. Raffl 14 6 1 1 7
V. Lecavalier 15 2 4 -3 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 4 8 2 .916 2.76
R. Emery 4 3 1 .898 3.16
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