On this date in 1977, the Flyers defeated the Los Angeles Kings at the Spectrum, 2-0. In the game, defenseman Joe Watson played his 700th game as a Flyer.
In 11 seasons with the Flyers (1967-68 through 1977-78), Watson recorded 36 goals and 162 assists for 198 points and 397 penalty minutes in 746 regular season games.
Watson's 746 games as Flyers are the second-most among Flyers defensemen. He was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame on Feb. 22, 1996
ALSO ON THIS DATE:
- The Flyers own an all-time record of 10-7-0-1.
- In 1982, a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings gave Pelle Lindbergh his first career shutout.