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This Date In Flyers History: October 14

Sunday, 10.14.2012 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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