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This Date In Flyers History: October 18

Thursday, 10.18.2012 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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This Date In Flyers History: October 18
1967
The Philadelphia Flyers win their first game in the National Hockey League by posting a 2-1 win against the Blues at St. Louis.
 
The game remained scoreless throughout the first period, while St. Louis posted the first goal in the second period.  The Flyers would later answer back with a late second-period goal by Lou Angotti, the team's first captain. Ed Hoekstra scored the winning goal in the third period to seal the Blues’ fate.

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Over the course of the next 44 years the Flyers would go on to record 1,755 more victories.

1984
The Flyers defeated the Vancouver Canucks at the Spectrum by a score of 13-2.

The 13 goals scored by the Flyers tied the club record for most goals in a game. The Flyers scored four goals in the first period, five in the second period and four in the third period. Brian Propp and Ilkka Sinisalo each posted hat tricks in the contest; Tim Kerr scored two goals and Murray Craven, Brad McCrimmon, Dave Poulin, Rick Tocchet and Peter Zezel each rounded out the scoring with a goal each. It was only the third time in club history that two players recorded a hat trick in the same game.

The Flyers scored 13 goals on 58 shots and four of the 13 goals were on the power play.

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
-  The Flyers own an all-time record of 14-5-2-1.

- Born on 'This Date' are Flyers Alumni: Normand Lacombe (1990-91) and Kjell Samuelsson (1986-92, 95-98).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  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

STATS

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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