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This Date In Flyers History...March 4

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
March 4, 1973...Flyers Defeat Maple Leafs, 10-0


         Rick MacLeish
On this date in 1973, the Flyers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Spectrum, 10-0.

Rick MacLeish led the Flyers with seven points in the game (4G,3A). His seven points set a new Flyers record for most points by a player in a game and his four goals tied the team record for most goals by a player in a game, which he set in a game the previous month (February 13).

The other Flyers goals were scored by Gary Dornhoefer (2), Andre Dupont, Bill Barber, Bob Clarke and Ross Lonsberry.

Goaltender Doug Favell stopped all 29 shots faced to record the shutout.

MacLeish's second goal of the game was his 40th of the season, making him the first Flyer to reach the 40-goal mark.

The 10-0 win was the most decisive shutout victory in franchise history at that time. The mark would only be bettered by the Flyers' 11-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 20, 1977.
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