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Spectrum Classic Clips: Closing Ceremony

Friday, 08.14.2009 / 12:01 PM / News
By Kevin Kurz  - philadelphiaflyers.com
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Spectrum Classic Clips: Closing Ceremony
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.

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On April 11, 1996, the Philadelphia Flyers played their last regular season game at the Spectrum: a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens that secured the Atlantic Division title.

Following the game, a closing ceremony began with a video montage looking back at 29 years of Flyers hockey. Then, legendary broadcaster Gene Hart walked to center ice, and handed the microphone over to owner Ed Snider and former general manager and head coach Keith Allen.

After Allen's comments, Hart introduced a member of the current club along a former player to skate a lap around the ice. In today's Spectrum Classic Clip, we pick up the ceremony from there, which also includes a message to the fans from then general manager Bob Clarke and captain Eric Lindros.

While the Flyers were hopeful that their final season at the Spectrum would continue into June with a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, the club was eliminated in the second round by the Florida Panthers in six games.

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