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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 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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