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40th Anniversary: By the Numbers

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

As the Flyers celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their first Stanley Cup victory,
the below facts & figures look at the Philadelphia Flyers franchise
from that point and since their first season in 1967-68.

8: The Flyers have been to the Stanley Cup Final eight times since 1973-74, which is the most of any NHL team in that timeframe (PHI 8, MTL 7, BOS 7, EDM 7).

15: The Flyers have reached the Conference Final (or equivalent Semifinal) 15 times since 1973-74, which is the most of any NHL team in that timeframe (PHI 15, BOS 12, MTL 12 CHI 12).

15: The Flyers have won 15 division championships since 1973-74, which ranks behind just two teams in the NHL in that timeframe (DET 16, BOS 16, PHI 15, MTL 14, CHI 11).

33: The number of seasons the Flyers have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1973-74 -- Only Boston has missed out on the playoffs fewer times than the Flyers, who tie for second-fewest missed seasons with Montreal since then (BOS 5, MTL 7, PHL 7, STL 8).

1,662: The number of wins since the 1973-74 season -- the Flyers rank first among all NHL teams in both wins and points in the standings.

7: The Flyers were the first NHL expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, doing so in their seventh season. No other team in the expansion era has won a Cup so quickly from the time of its inception. (The Edmonton Oilers won their first Cup in their fifth NHL season, which followed seven seasons in the World Hockey Association.)

5: The number of teams that joined the NHL in the expansion era with the Flyers -- Among those teams that joined the league in 1967-68, the Flyers rank first in Final appearances, first in conference final/semifinal appearances, first in division titles, second in playoff appearances, and second in Stanley Cups won.

150: The number of consecutive sold out home games, including every game plus playoffs over the past three seasons.  The streak began with a crowd of 19,672 on November 18, 2010 vs. Tampa Bay.

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