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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Flyers center Eric Lindros came to the team in the summer of 1992, and quickly made an impact with the club as a rookie in the 1992-93 campaign. Along with wingers Brent Fedyk (#18) and Mark Recchi (#8), the "Crazy 8's" line was an offensive force for much of the season, although the team still ended up missing the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Lindros played in just 61 games that year, but still manged to average over a point-per-game (41G, 35A for 75 points). Along with his scoring prowess, Lindros also accumulated 147 penalty minutes.
On November 15, 1992 at the Spectrum, Lindros recorded his first career hat trick in the National Hockey League in a 7-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Mike Emrick and Gary Dornhoefer have the call.