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Flyers News and Notes

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
- The Flyers have a 1-6-1 record for three points through eight games. They are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.


- The Flyers have a 0-1-1 record in two home games and a 1-5-0 record in six road games.

- The Flyers are 30th in the NHL in goals for (15 goals in eight games, 1.88 goals per game). The Flyers are 29th in the NHL in goals-against average (3.96 GAA). The Flyers are 28th in the NHL on the power play at 7.3% (four goals in 55 attempts). The Flyers are tied for 15th in the NHL in penalty killing at 83.7% (seven goals allowed in 43 attempts against).

- Mike Knuble (3G,4A) leads the team in scoring with seven points. Simon Gagne has scored five goals to lead the team. Joni Pitkanen leads the team in assists with six.

- Thursday's game vs. Atlanta is the first game of a five-game home stand. The Flyers play seven of their next eight games at home.

Games This Week:

- Flyers vs. Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 26: This is the first of four meetings between these two teams this season. The Flyers won the 2005-06 regular season series with a 3-0-1 record. Simon Gagne led all players in series scoring with six points (5G,1A). Thursday's game will be televised by Comcast SportsNet and broadcast by 610 WIP, starting at 7:00 p.m.

- Flyers vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 28: This is the second of eight meetings between these two teams this season. The Flyers lost the first game between these two teams this season, 4-0 on Oct. 5. The Flyers won the 2005-06 season series against the Penguins with a 6-1-1 record. Saturday's game will be televised by Comcast SportsNet and broadcast by 610 WIP, starting at 7:00 p.m.

- Flyers vs. Chicago on Monday, Oct. 30: This is the only meeting between these two teams this season. The Flyers have won their last five games against the Blackhawks and have won 11 of their last 12 games against Chicago. Monday's game will be televised by Versus and broadcast by 610 WIP, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Paul Holmgren:
- Was in his eighth season as the team's assistant general manager before being named interim general manager on Sunday
- Served as head coach of the Flyers for four seasons (1988-89 to 1991-92)
- Played nine seasons for the Flyers (1975-76 to 1983-84)
- His 1,600 penalty minutes as a Flyer is second on the team's All-Time List

John Stevens:
- Named the 16th head coach in Flyers history on Sunday
- Is the fourth former Flyer to be named the team's head coach, joining Paul Holmgren, Terry Murray and Bill Barber
- Was the Phantoms' head coach for six seasons (2000-01 through 2005-06), winning the Calder Cup in 2005
- Was a member of three Calder Cup Championship teams as a player, including the Phantoms' 1998 Calder Cup Championship team.
- Was named the Phantoms' first-ever captain on Oct. 1, 1996
- Played three seasons for the Phantoms (1996-97 to 1998-99)
- Played parts of two seasons for the Flyers (1986-87 & 1987-88)
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