March 3, 1977...Flyers Defeat Vancouver, 5-2
On this date in 1977, the Flyers defeated the Vancouver Canucks at the Spectrum, 4-1.
The Canucks scored the first goal and the last goal of the game, while the Flyers scored five times between the two Vancouver goals.
Reggie Leach, Rick MacLeish, Rick Lapointe, Bill Barber and Bob Dailey each scored a goal for the Flyers.
With the win, the Flyers had a 40-13-12 for 92 points and clinched a playoff spot for the fifth straight season and for the eighth time in 10 seasons.
With his appearance in the game, left wing Bob Kelly had played in his 500th NHL game. He finished his Flyers career with 741 games played, which is tied for fifth place on the Flyers All-Time List.