Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Welcome to the Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers Join the Flyer Wire List Official Facebook of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Twitter of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Instagram of the Philadelphia Flyers Official LinkedIn of the Philadelphia Flyers
 

Spectrum Classic Clips: Hextall Scores

Tuesday, 08.04.2009 / 3:16 PM / News
By Kevin Kurz  - philadelphiaflyers.com
X
Share with your Friends


Spectrum Classic Clips: Hextall Scores
Throughout the summer months, philadelphiaflyers.com will dig through the archives here at the Wachovia Center and take a look back at some classic moments in the history of the Wachovia Spectrum as the building prepares to close its doors forever.

* * *
It is easily one of the most memorable moments to ever occur on the Spectrum ice.

In December of 1987, goaltender Ron Hextall was continuing to make a name for himself as a standout second year player in the NHL. He had already taken the Flyers to within one victory of the Stanley Cup the previous year as a rookie, when the Edmonton Oilers won the championship in seven games over Philadelphia.

Along with his ability in the crease, Hextall's prowess outside of it was what set him apart from other netminders. His stickhandling and skills with the puck are still described today as having revolutionized the position of goaltender.

On December 8 at the Spectrum, in a game against the Boston Bruins, Hextall put those skills to use when he became the first goaltender in NHL history to actually shoot a puck into an open net. It happened with Philadelphia leading Boston 4-2 and after Bruins goaltender Reggie Lemelin had just been pulled for an extra attacker.

Check out the original game footage here, as Gene Hart and Bobby Taylor pick up the call from right before the goal through the end of regulation.

"The old codger has seen 50 years of hockey...his first game in the National League [was] the Montreal Maroons against the New York Americans in 1937...it took me 50 years to see that," quipped the legendary Hart moments after the goal.



SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 63 19 46 5 65
C. Giroux 62 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 63 25 18 -1 43
M. Streit 63 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 63 12 23 -5 35
S. Couturier 63 12 16 1 28
M. Del Zotto 51 8 17 -5 25
M. Read 63 6 18 -9 24
M. Raffl 48 14 4 6 18
V. Lecavalier 45 7 10 -8 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
Privacy Policy | AdChoices | California Privacy Rights | Contact Us | Advertise Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use

Philadelphiaflyers.com is the official Web site of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers and philadelphiaflyers.com are trademarks of Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.