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This Date in Flyers History: December 18

Tuesday, 12.18.2012 / 10:25 AM ET / News
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This Date in Flyers History: December 18

On this date in 1995, The Flyers acquired an expansion franchise in the American Hockey League to commence operations with the start of the 1996-97 season.

The Philadelphia Phantoms replaced the Hershey Bears as the Flyers’ top minor league affiliate.

The Phantoms won two Calder Cup titles (1998 & 2005) during their tenure in Philadelphia.

After the closing and demolition of The Spectrum, the franchise was sold in early 2009. The club has since moved to Glens Falls, NY and was renamed the Adirondack Phantoms.

2001
On this date in 2001, Flyers right wing Mark Recchi scored a goal in the Flyers’ 6-3 win against the St. Louis Blues at the First Union Center.

The goal was his 400th career NHL goal. He became the 65th player in NHL history to reach that Milestone.

Recchi played for the Flyers for 10 seasons in total (1991-95 & 1998-04). In his first stint with the team, he set the Flyers all-time single season scoring record with 53 goals and 70 assists for a 123-point season in 1992–93.

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 8-6-4-1

- In 1986: The team sent Bob Froese to NY Rangers for Kjell Samuelsson and a 2nd Round pick in 1989 (Patrik Juhlin)

- Born on 'This Date' are Flyers Alumni: Bob Corkum (1995-96), Neil Little (1996-04), and Mike Siklenka (2002-03)

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 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 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 52 16 29 -8 45
J. Voracek 52 8 34 -3 42
W. Simmonds 52 19 16 -7 35
B. Schenn 50 14 15 -2 29
S. Gostisbehere 34 9 19 3 28
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 51 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 52 4 10 -7 14
M. Del Zotto 50 4 9 -10 13
M. Raffl 52 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 14 7 .915 2.70
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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