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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 53 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 53 8 35 -3 43
W. Simmonds 53 20 16 -7 36
B. Schenn 51 15 15 1 30
S. Gostisbehere 35 9 20 4 29
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
M. Raffl 53 7 7 5 14
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 51 4 9 -8 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 13 14 7 .917 2.65
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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