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Philadelphia Flyers 2009-10 Season Recap

A comprehensive look back at the Eastern Conference Champions

Thursday, 06.17.2010 / 2:29 PM / News
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Philadelphia Flyers 2009-10 Season Recap
IT ALL CAME DOWN TO THIS
The Flyers finished the regular season with a 41-35-6 record for 88 points and advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs on the last day of the regular season with a shootout victory against the New York Rangers on April 11… Claude Giroux and Danny Briere scored shootout goals, while Brian Boucher stopped Olli Jokinen on the final attempt to give the Flyers their 34th playoff appearance in 42 seasons of play in the NHL.
 
HISTORY
After the Flyers upset the #2 seed New Jersey Devils in the first round of the playoffs with a 4-1 series victory, they made NHL history when they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals by a 4-3 score… Not only did they come back from a 0-3 series deficit, but they overcame a 0-3 deficit in Game 7… They became the third NHL team ever to come back and win Game 7 after being down 0-3 in the series AND the first team since April 16, 1991 (Edmonton vs. Calgary), to come back from 0-3 in Game 7 to win the game.
 
WELCOMING THE PRINCE
The Flyers advanced to the Conference Final for the 16th time in their 34 times they have made the playoffs and defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, in the series to claim the Prince of Wales Trophy as the Eastern Conference Champions and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the eighth time in franchise history and first since 1997… The Flyers went on to fight back from an 0-2 series deficit to tie the series at 2-2, but fell in six games to the Blackhawks.
 
YOU THE FANS
During the Stanley Cup Final, Flyers fans set new attendance records during each of the three home games… Game Six drew the highest attendance with 20,327 on June 9, followed by Game Four (20,304) on June 4 and Game Three (20,297) on June 2… The Flyers ALSO set a new single-season attendance record of 1,020,699 during the 2009-10 season at the Wachovia Center, surpassing the previous record of 1,003,352, set during the 1999-2000 season.
The Philadelphia Flyers bench erupts in celebration after Jeff Carter scores an empty net goal in the closing seconds of Game 5 of the series with the Montreal Canadiens on May 24, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

SAVVY LAVI
The Flyers hired Peter Laviolette as head coach on Dec. 4… Laviolette came to the Flyers as a former Stanley Cup Champion head coach (Carolina in 2006)… The Flyers posted a 28-24-5 record under Laviolette and completed a remarkable turnaround under their new head coach over the second half of the season…The Flyers were in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 29th overall in the NHL after a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Dec. 21, 2009... Over the next 154 days, the Flyers clawed back to secure the #7 seed in the conference heading into the playoffs, and went on to win the Eastern Conference Championship and advance to the Stanley Cup Final with their Game 5 win over Montreal on May 24, 2010.
 
TAKE IT OUTSIDE
On New Year’s Day, the Flyers participated in the 2010 Winter Classic at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass… The game was an overtime thriller which the Flyers lost by a score of 2-1, despite dominating most of the game… Dan Carcillo, along with Boston’s Shawn Thornton, were the first players in NHL history to fight in the Winter Classic… Danny Syvret scored his first NHL goal on the NHL’s biggest stage, including scoring the first ever NHL goal at Fenway Park.
 
GOLD STRUCK
The 2009-10 season took a mid-season break to allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver from Feb. 14-28 and the Flyers had four players who represented their country, with three of those players winning medals: Mike Richards & Chris Pronger each won gold for Canada, while Kimmo Timonen won a bronze medal for Finland… Oskars Bartulis competed in his first Olympic Games, representing Latvia.
 
TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
Regular Season - Mike Richards led the Flyers in points (62), power-play goals (13) and power-play points (31); Jeff Carter led the team in goals (33) and shots (319); Chris Pronger led the team in assists (45), blocks (189), time-on-ice (2,125:58) and average TOI (25:55); Dan Carcillo led the team in penalty minutes (207) and hits (194). Playoffs – Danny Briere led the team in points (30 – 1st in NHL & set Flyers’ all-time record), goals (12 – 2nd in NHL), assists (18 – T-2nd in NHL) and game-winning goals (4 – 2nd in NHL); Chris Pronger led the team in average TOI (29:03 – 1st in NHL) and penalty minutes (36 – T-1st in NHL); Simon Gagne led the Flyers in power-play goals (5 – T-1st in NHL); Ville Leino led the Flyers in plus/minus (+10 – T-3rd in NHL).
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE & ATLANTIC DIVISION RECORD:
* The Flyers had a 33-28-3 record against the Eastern Conference and owned a 14-9-1 record in the Atlantic Division, with a team-by-team breakdown below:
* 5-1-0 vs. New Jersey Devils
* 5-1-0 vs. NY Islanders
* 3-3-0 vs. NY Rangers
* 1-4-1 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Pronger (20) skates over to celebrate with teammates including Kimmo Timonen (44), of Finland, and goalie Michael Leighton, third from left, as Boston Bruins' Marc Savard, right, kneels on the ice after the Flyers defeated the Bruins 4-3 in Game 7 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS VS. DEVILS
(Flyers won series 4-1)
GAME 1: Apr. 14 – PHI 2, NJ 1 (Away)
GAME 2: Apr. 16 – NJ 5, PHI 3 (Away)
GAME 3: Apr. 18 – PHI 3, NJ 2 in OT (Home)
GAME 4: Apr. 20 – PHI 4, NJ 1 (Home)
GAME 5: Apr. 22 – PHI 3, NJ 0 (Away)
 
* Entering the playoffs, the Flyers were the #7 seed, facing the #2 seed New Jersey Devils… The Flyers dominated the entire series, outscoring the Devils by a 15-9 margin, including 8-3 in the second period. The Flyers also recorded eight of their 15 goals on the power play, going 27.6 percent (8-for-29) on the man advantage to earn a 4 games to 1 series victory.
 
* Mike Richards led all players in the series in assists (6) and points (8), while Claude Giroux bested all players in goals (4) in the five-game series. Dan Carcillo provided the heroics with his overtime goal in Game 3.
 
* Brian Boucher won his first playoff series in 10 years, outdueling Martin Brodeur and posting a 1.59 GAA, .940 save percentage and one shutout to lead all goaltenders in the first round.
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS VS. BRUINS
(Flyers won series 4-3)
GAME 1: May. 1 – BOS 5, PHI 4 in OT (Away)
GAME 2: May. 3 – BOS 3, PHI 2 (Away)
GAME 3: May. 5 – BOS 4, PHI 1 (Home)
GAME 4: May. 7 – PHI 5, BOS 4 in OT (Home)
GAME 5: May. 10 – PHI 4, BOS 0 (Away)
GAME 6: May. 12 – PHI 2, BOS 1 (Home)
GAME 7: May. 14 – PHI 4, BOS 3 (Away)
 
* In a series that saw five of the seven games decided by one goal, including two decided in overtime, the Flyers fell into a 0-3 deficit in the series AND a 0-3 deficit in Game 7, before making history… Overcoming both, the Flyers rattled off four straight wins and four unanswered goals before earning a 4-3 victory in Game 7 and becoming just the fourth team in all of professional sports to come back from a 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game series.
 
* Danny Briere led the team in goals (5) and points (10) in the series, while Simon Gagne returned from injury in Game 4 to score the game-winning goal in overtime and keep the Flyers alive, before scoring the game-winning goal in the third period of Game 7 to give the Flyers the series victory.
 
* In his first time in the lineup since sustaining an ankle injury back on Mar. 16, Michael Leighton came in relief of an injured Brian Boucher in Game 5, stopping all 14 shots and preserving the victory… Leighton would go on to post a 2-0-0 record, 1.54 GAA and .943 save percentage in the rest of the series to help the Flyers to their second Eastern Conference Final appearance in the last three years.
 
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL VS. CANADIENS
(Flyers won series 4-1)
GAME 1: May. 16 – PHI 6, MTL 0 (Home)
GAME 2: May. 18 – PHI 3, MTL 0 (Home)
GAME 3: May. 20 – MTL 5, PHI 1 (Away)
GAME 4: May. 22 – PHL 3, MTL 0 (Away)
GAME 5: May. 24 – PHL 4, MTL 2 (Home)
 
* Michael Leighton continued his dominance by posting back-to-back shutouts to open the series, and with his shutout in Game 4, became the first Flyers goalie in franchise history to record three shutouts in one playoff series in franchise history… He recorded a 1.41 GAA and .950 save percentage in the five game series.
 
* Claude Giroux led the Flyers in scoring in the series with six points (3G,3A), as the Flyers outscored the Canadiens 17-7, including 8-1 in the second period, despite being outshot 140-125.
 
* With a 4-2 victory in Game 5, the Flyers earned a 4-1 series win and claimed the Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions giving them a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for the eighth time in team history… It also marked the first time in 10 playoff series that the Flyers celebrated a clinching game on home ice.
 
STANLEY CUP FINAL VS. BLACKHAWKS
(Flyers lost series 4-2)
GAME 1: May. 29 – CHI 6, PHI 5 (Away)
GAME 2: May. 31 – CHI 2, PHI 1 (Away)
GAME 3: June 2 – PHI 4, CHI 3 in OT(Home)
GAME 4: June 4 – PHI 5, CHI 3 (Home)
GAME 5: June 6 – CHI 7, PHI 4 (Away)
GAME 6: June 9 – CHI 4, PHI 3 in OT (Home)
 
* After falling behind 0-2 in the series to the Blackhawks, the Flyers rallied on home ice to tie the series at 2-2, however their season concluded with a 4-2 series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks… Four of the six games in the series were decided by one goal.
 
* Danny Briere led all players in the Stanley Cup Final in assists (9) and points (12) in six games, averaging two points per game… In the six game series, he had at least a point in five games, four of which were multi-point games.
 
* Scott Hartnell led all players in the Final in goals (5) and finished tied for second in points (9)… Ville Leino also had nine points (3G,6A) in the Final… The line combination of Briere-Hartnell-Leino combined for 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points in the Stanley Cup Final.

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PLAYER NOTES:
 
MIKE RICHARDS
* Richards led the team in scoring for the second time in the last three years… He posted 62 points (31G,31A)… His 31 goals finished second on the team and is a new career high… His 31 assists finished tied for third on the team… He led the team in power-play goals (13), power-play points (31) and tied for second in power-play assists (18)… He led all Flyer forwards in average time-on-ice (20:24).
 
* In February he won a gold medal in his first Olympics, where he had five points (2G,3A) and was a +5 in seven games for Canada.
Philadelphia Flyers center Mike Richards answers questions during a news conference at the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

MILESTONES: His first goal at Calgary on Feb. 1 was his 100th in the NHL… Played in his 300th game in the NHL on Oct. 27 at Washington.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Richards finished second on the team in points (23) and assists (16), both of which ranked fourth among all players in the NHL... He led all Flyers in the first round vs. New Jersey in points (8), recording multi-points in 4 of the 5 games, while finishing second with nine points (3G,6A) in the second round series vs. Boston.
 
CHRIS PRONGER
* Pronger was the recipient of the Bobby Clarke Trophy as the team’s most valuable player, as selected by a panel of sportscasters and sportswriters and recipient of the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the team’s most outstanding defenseman, as voted by a panel of sportscasters and sportswriters.
 
* He led the team in assists (45), which ranked third among all NHL defensemen, blocks (189), which ranked fifth among all NHL defensemen, plus/minus (+22), average time-on-ice (25:55), which tied for fifth among all NHL players, and led the Flyers defense in points (55), which also rank third overall on the Flyers and fifth overall among NHL defensemen.
 
* Pronger became the first Flyers defenseman to record 50 points in a season since Eric Desjardins, who also had 55 points, for the most points by a Flyers defenseman since 1999-00… He won a gold medal for the second time (2002) in his fourth Olympics, where he had five points (5A) and a +3 rating in seven games… He recorded over 28 minutes of ice time in a game 11 times this season and over 30 minutes six times.
 
MILESTONES: Played in his 1,100 NHL game on Apr. 2 vs. Montreal… Had the game-winning-goal with 2.1 seconds left vs. Chicago on Mar. 13 (new Flyers HOME record for latest GWG in 3rd)…Recorded his 500th NHL assist at Florida on Mar. 3.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Pronger led all players in time on ice (29:01), including eight games in which he has had 30+ minutes of ice time in a game… He led all NHL defensemen in points (18) and finished second in assists (14)… He posted an assist in six of his last 10 games (7A).
 
DANNY BRIERE
* Briere finished third on the team in goals (26) and fourth in points (53)… Recorded at least a point in each of the last three games to end the season (1G,2A) and 18 points in his last 25 games (8G,10A) to end the regular season.
 
MILESTONES: His 30 points sets the all-time Flyers record for most points in a single playoff year, previously held by Brian Propp, who had 28 points in the 1987 playoffs… He also set a new Flyers record for most assists in a playoff series with his nine assists in the Stanley Cup Final - The previous record was eight assists, held by Bob Dailey in 1977 and Ken Linseman in 1981.
 
* Briere also tied the Flyers record for most points in a playoff series with 12 points, which he now shares with Bill Barber who had 12 points in 1980.
 
* His second goal vs. Toronto on Jan. 6 was his 500th career point in the NHL… Played in his 600th NHL game on Oct. 25 vs. San Jose.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Briere led all players in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with 30 points, finishing second with 12 goals, tied for second with 18 assists and second with four game-winning goals in 23 games - all of which led the Flyers.
 
* In his 23 games in the playoffs, Briere recorded at least a point in 15 games, and had 11 multi-point games.
 
* He also led all players in the Stanley Cup Final in assists (9) and points (12) in six games, averaging two points per game… In the six game series, Briere had at least a point in five games, four of which were multi-point games.
 
SIMON GAGNE
* Missed 24 games due to abdominal surgery, but after returning to the lineup on Dec. 19, he recorded 35 points (16G,19A) in 49 games… He became the third visiting player in NHL history to have two hat tricks at the modern Madison Square Garden (M. Lemieux, P. Bondra) on Dec. 30.
 
MILESTONES: Recorded his 519th point as a Flyer (goal) on Mar. 18 at Dallas, surpassing Gary Dornhoefer for 10th place on the Flyers all-time list… His game on Mar. 14 at NY Rangers was his 650th as a Flyer, surpassing John LeClair for 10th place on the Flyers all-time list… Recorded his 500th NHL point (assist) on Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Gagne recorded points in nine of his 15 games since returning from his injury in Game 4 of the second round series vs. Boston – He posted nine goals (including 2 GWG’s) and 10 points in that span… Overall he recorded at least a point in 11 of his 19 games in the playoffs
 
JEFF CARTER
* Finished first on the team in goals (33), shots (319 – 3rd in the NHL), face off win percentage (52.4) and tied for first in game-winning-goals (6) and second in points (61)… He also finished with 11 goals and 14 points in his last 18 regular season games… He posted a six-game goal scoring streak, scoring seven goals, from Feb. 8 through Mar. 3 (new career high).
 
MILESTONES: Reached his 277th consecutive game as a Flyer on Mar. 5 at Buffalo, surpassing Bob Clarke for 3rd in Flyers History… Ended up with a 286-consecutive games played streak from Dec. 19, 2006 through Mar. 21, 2010.
 
VILLE LEINO
* Leino was acquired by the Flyers on Feb. 6 in a trade from Detroit in exchange for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: He finished tied for third on the team in scoring with 21 points (7G,9A), including tied for sixth in the entire playoffs… In the Stanley Cup Final, he tied for second among all players with nine points (3G,6A) in six games and recorded points in each of his last four games (2G,5A) and five of the six games in the Final.
 
He posted eight multi-point games in the playoffs and his 21 points are tied for the all-time NHL rookie lead in points in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and is a new franchise record for rookies… He surpassed Brian Propp (15 - 1980) for points by a rookie in one playoff year and his seven goals surpasses Mel Bridgman (6 – 1976) for most playoff goals by a rookie.
 
CLAUDE GIROUX
* He set new career highs for goals (16), assists (31) and points (47) in a single season, while finishing the regular season with six points in his last seven games (2G,4A) – He scored the winning goal in the shootout to give the Flyers a 2-1 win vs. NY Rangers on Apr. 11 to give the Flyers a berth in the playoffs.
Philadelphia Flyers left wing Ville Leino, right, of Finland, and Matt Carle (25) celebrate after Scott Hartnell scored against the Chicago Blackhawks late in the third period of Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in Philadelphia. Hartnell's goal tied the game, which went into overtime. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

IN THE PLAYOFFS: Giroux had points in nine of his last 14 games and finished second on team in goals (10) and third on the team in points (21)… Recorded 21 points in 23 games and over the course of his playoff career, he has 26 points (12G,14A) in 29 playoff games… He scored the game-winning-goal in overtime in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final – it was his first career overtime goal in either regulation or playoffs
 
MICHAEL LEIGHTON
* Leighton was acquired on waivers by the Flyers on Dec. 15…He went unbeaten in regulation in his first 10 starts with the Flyers, from Dec. 23 to Jan. 12, going 8-0-1 with a 2.16 goals-against average and .928 save percentage… He surpassed his career high for wins in a season and finished the regular season with a 16-5-2 record, 2.48 GAA and .918 sv pct… He was named the NHL’s ‘Second Star’ for the week ending on Feb. 14, going 4-0-0, 1.98 GAA and .925 sv pct.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Leighton posted an 8-3-0 record with a 2.46 GAA and .916 sv pct in the Stanley Cup playoffs after coming in relief of Brian Boucher, who suffered an injury to both knees in Game 5 in the second round vs. Boston… He became the first Flyers goalie to record three shutouts in one playoff series in franchise history and 13th goalie in history to do so… He is also the first Flyers goalie to post back-to-back shutouts in playoffs (Games 1-2 vs. Montreal) since Bernie Parent, Apr. 15-17, 1975 vs. Toronto.
 
* Leighton and the Flyers did not allow a goal in 172:55 from Game 7 of the ECSF (BOS - Lucic at 14:10 of the 1st period to MTL - Cammalleri at 7:02 in 1st period of Game 3)… It is the second longest streak in Flyers postseason history - 184:45, May 2-7, 2000 - Brian Boucher)
 
BRIAN BOUCHER
* Finished the season going 3-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA and .925 save percentage in his last four starts… He stopped 24 of 25 shots and 2-of-3 players in a shootout to record a 2-1 win vs. NY Rangers in the final game of the regular season to clinch playoff berth.
 
MILESTONES: Recorded his 100th NHL victory on Apr. 6 at Toronto… Recorded his 50th win as a Flyer at Boston on Dec.14
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Posted a 1.59 GAA, .940 save percentage (118 of 126) in the series, which led ALL goalies in first round… It was his first playoff series victory since 2000 ECSF vs. PIT… Stopped all 28 shots to post a 3-0 win in Game 5 to close series out… Became the second longest streak between playoff shutouts (10 yrs, 6 days) since Jim Henry (3/24/42 – 4/3/52: 10yrs, 10 days)
 
MATT CARLE
* Was recipient of the Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the Flyer who has most improved from the previous season, as voted by his teammates… Finished second on the Flyers in plus/minus (+19) and average time-on-ice per game (23:23).
 
* Scored the game-tying goal vs. Rangers on Apr. 11 to force overtime in final regular season game to clinch a playoff berth.
 
* His four assists in the second period on Oct. 6 vs. Washington set a Flyers record for most assists in a period by a defenseman and tied an NHL record for most assists in one period by a defenseman (last time this occurred - Rob Blake, 2nd period, Los Angeles vs. Calgary on 1/29/98)… Had new career-high in time on ice (32:03) vs. Anaheim on Oct. 10.
 
MILESTONES: His goal vs. Carolina on Oct. 31 was his 100th NHL point… Played in his 300th game in the NHL on Mar. 23 at Ottawa… Played his 100th game as a Flyer on Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay.
 
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Had four assists, was a +5 and had 32:35 of time on ice in Game 4 vs. Boston, including assist on the game-winning goal in overtime (1st Flyers to have 4A in playoff game since 2000 – Mark Recchi, ECSF – Game 5 vs Pittsburgh, May 7, 2000)… First Flyer and second Flyer ever to have +5 in a playoff game since Glen Cochrane on April 22, 1981 – Calgary at Philadelphia in the Semifinals.
 
IAN LAPERRIERE
* Was recipient of the Yanick Dupre Class Guy Memorial Award presented annually to the Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice by the Philadelphia chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association AND recipient of the Gene Hart Memorial Award, given to the player who demonstrated the most “Heart” during the season as voted on by members of the Fan Club at their monthly meetings… Finished second on the team in penalty minutes (162).
 
MILESTONES: Recorded his 200th career NHL fight at Atlanta on Mar. 20 (vs. Eric Boulton)… Had a “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” vs. Dallas on Jan. 12… Had 30 penalty minutes vs. Florida on Dec. 21, including 3 fighting majors… Reached his 200th NHL assist vs. Buffalo on Nov. 6
 
JAMES van RIEMSDYK
* In his rookie season, he finished with 15 goals, which tied for fifth among NHL rookies, and 35 points in 78 regular season games… He finished tied for the lead among all NHL rookies with six game-winning goals… He was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November after recording nine points (4G,5A) in 12 games, recording at least a point in seven of the 12 games.
 
MILESTONES: Scored his first NHL goal (also had an assist) vs. Florida on Oct. 24… Recorded his first NHL point (assist) in his NHL debut at Carolina on Oct. 2.
 
SCOTT HARTNELL
* Reached his 1,000th penalty minute in the NHL at NY Rangers on Apr. 9… Played in his 600th NHL game on Oct. 3 at New Jersey and in his 200th game as a Flyer on Dec. 27 at NY Islanders.
 
DAVID LALIBERTE
* Made his NHL debut on Oct. 31, where he scored his first NHL goal - He became the first Flyer to score his first NHL goal in his first NHL game since Mike Richards on Oct. 5, 2005 vs. NY Rangers and first Flyer to record a goal and multi-points in his NHL debut since Justin Williams also on Oct. 5, 2000 vs. Vancouver… He is the 20th Flyer to score his first NHL goal in his NHL debut with the Flyers… He also scored in his first two games in the NHL, becoming the fifth Flyer to do so - Last time: Oct. 6 & Oct. 9, 1992 - Eric Lindros.
 
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IN THE BEGINNING…
* This was the 10th time in Flyers history the team started the season 3-0-0 & first time in 11 years (1998-99).
 
* It also marked the first time in franchise history that the Flyers won their first two games of the season on the road and just the fourth time in franchise history that the Flyers have opened the season with games on back-to-back nights… The last time this occurred was during the 1994-95 NHL Lockout season (Jan. 21-22)
 
* The shutout victory in the season opener by Ray Emery at Carolina on Oct. 2 was the fourth time in Flyers history that the team opened the regular season with a shutout win, and just the second time on the road… His shutout was the first by a Flyers goaltender in his first start with the Flyers in six years.
 
* Emery also had a five-game winning streak (Oct. 31 to Nov. 12), posting a 1.38 GAA and .954 save percentage in that span… During this streak, the Flyers outscored the opposition 23 to 7 (not including shootout goals) including 6-0 in the first period and 15-4 through the first two periods.
 
* In the home opener vs. Washington on Oct. 6, Flyers captain Mike Richards recorded a hat trick becoming the first Flyer in franchise history to score a hat trick in the home opener, while defenseman Matt Carle recorded four assists in the second period and set a Flyers record for most assists in a period by a defenseman - It also tied an NHL record for most assists in one period by a defenseman. The last time this happened in the NHL was over 10 years ago.
 
* There were six players to make their NHL debut with the Flyers this season (James van Riemsdyk, Mika Pyorala, David Laliberte, Oskars Bartulis, and goaltenders Johan Backlund and Jeremy Duchesne).
 
HOME/ROAD RECORD:
* At home, the Flyers posted a 24-14-3 record, including 9-3-1 in their last 13 at home and 15-5-1 in their last 21 on home ice… They also posted a 9-2 record in the Stanley Cup Playoffs… Dating back to the final two regular season home games, the Flyers played their rendition of Kate Smith and Lauren Hart singing 'God Bless America' – they went a combined 11-2-0 in the last 13 home games.
 
* On the road, the Flyers had a 17-21-3 record.
 
GOALS SCORED:
* The Flyers have scored 232 goals this season, averaging 2.83 goals per game, ranking 9th in the NHL… They allowed 222 goals against this season (2.68 GAA). (Totals do not include shootout goals).
 
SPECIAL TEAMS:
Power Play
Overall: The Flyers operated at 21.5% (68-for-317) – 3rd in the NHL
Home: The Flyers operated at 21.8% (39-for-179) – T-6th in the NHL
Road: The Flyers operated at 21.0% (29-for-138) – 6th in the NHL
 
* Mike Richards led the team in power-play points (31) and goals (13), while Chris Pronger led the team in power-play assists (21) and was second in power-play points (26).
 
Penalty Kill
Overall: The Flyers killed off 278 of 335 penalties (83.0%) – T-11th in the NHL
Home: The Flyers killed off 139 of 168 penalties (82.7%) – 18th in the NHL
Road: The Flyers killed off 139 of 167 penalties (81.6%) – 11th in the NHL
 
* Kimmo Timonen and Jeff Carter had two shorthanded goals for the Flyers, while Mike Richards and Blair Betts each had one to give the Flyers a total of six on the season… The Flyers allowed eight shorthanded goals against.
 
FLYERS RECORD WHEN…
* scoring first: 33-10-6
* leading after 1st period: 22-4-2
* leading after 2nd period: 30-1-3
* out shooting opponent: 22-23-4
* one goal games: 17-11-6
* EASTERN Conference: 33-28-3
         * Atlantic: 14-9-1
         * Northeast: 9-9-2
         * Southeast: 10-10-0
* WESTERN Conference: 8-7-3
         * Central: 4-0-1
         * Pacific: 3-3-1
         * Northwest: 1-4-1

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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