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This Date In Flyers History...April 1

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

       April 1, 1976...Flyers Defeat Washington, 11-2

Reggie Leach
On this date in 1976, the Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals at the Spectrum, 11-2.

Seven different players scored at least one goal for the Flyers, led by Bill Barber who registered three goals. Other multiple-goal scorers were Reggie Leach (2G) and Orest Kindrachuk (2G). Leach (2G,3A) and Bobby Clarke (5A) each posted five points in the game.

Clarke's five assists set a new team record for most assists in a game by a player.

Leach's second goal of the game at 10:06 of the second period was his 60th of the season. He became only the second player in NHL history to record at least 60 goals in a regular season, joining Phil Esposito as the only players to reach that plateau.

The Flyers set team records for most shots in a period with 25 during the second period and for most shots in a game with 62. Both records still stand today.
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