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Flyers Flatten Scouts: December 1, 1974

by @NHLFlyers

In one of the most lopsided games in franchise history, the defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers whipped the woeful Kansas City Scouts by a 10-0 count at the Spectrum on December 1, 1974.

Ross Lonsberry and Bill Barber scored two goals apiece, while Bobby Clarke racked up a shorthanded goal and two assists. Philly also got goals by Gary Dornhoefer, Bill Clement, Andre "Moose" Dupont, Orest Kindrachuk, and Dave "the Hammer" Schultz.

Bernie Parent was scarcely tested in earning a 22-save shutout. The Flyer compiled a 47-22 shot advantage for the game as KC goalie Pete McDuffe absorbed all 10 goals that Philly scored. The Flyers led 5-0 after the first period and 9-0 at the second intermission.

The Scouts relocated from Kansas City to Denver in 1976 and became the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, the Rockies moved to northern New Jersey and became the New Jersey Devils.

Video: What happened on December 1st, 1974 in Flyers history

December 1: Through the Years

  • 1968: The Flyers overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to battle back and earn a 3-3 road tie with the Detroit Red Wings. Ed Van Impe, Don Blackburn and Jim Johnson scored for the visiting Flyers. Future Hall of Fame goaltender Bernie Parent made 35 saves, including 17 in the first period.


  • 1973: Outplayed early in the game, the Flyers bounced back from a 1-0 deficit to rally for second period goals by Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson (first career NHL goal) to down the New York Islanders at the Spectrum by a 2-1 count. Bernie Parent was busy early in the game, and the Islanders' Billy Harris opened the scoring just 1:01 after the opening faceoff. Thereafter, Parent was unbeatable. The Flyers clamped down defensively in the third period, protecting their narrow lead with expertise as the Islanders generated only five shots.


  • 1981: Pete Peeters made 28 saves as the Flyers held off the visiting Winnipeg Jets by a 2-1 count. Bobby Clarke and Paul Holmgren scored for Pat Quinn's team. Peeters made 17 saves in the first period to send the club off to intermission with a 1-0 lead on Clarke's early goal. Philadelphia controlled the majority of the latter 40 minutes.


  • 1984: Nursing a skinny 1-0 lead through two periods, a pair of early third period goals by Tim Kerr gave the Flyers some breathing room in 3-1 home win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a scoreless and fight-filled first period highlighted by a bout between Dave Brown and Rod Buskas, low-scoring tough guy defenseman Ed Hospodar scored the first of eight goals he would score in his Flyers career to forge a 1-0 lead late in the middle frame.


  • 1989: In a seesaw game that saw the Flyers take and relinquish a pair of one-goal leads, the team prevailed 3-2 in Washington despite being limited to 17 shots for the game. Mike Bullard scored the game winner with just 33 seconds remaining in the third period, Ken Wregget (26 saves) earned the win in net, while Rick Tocchet (power play) and Keith Acton (shorthanded) posted goals in the first and second periods respectively. Flyers enforcer Craig Berube visited the sin bin four times in the first period, eventually earning a 10-minute misconduct to go along with a pair of separate elbowing minors and a delay of game penalty whistled by referee Terry Gregson.


  • 1996: A pair of goals generated by the Legion of Doom line and a goal and an assist by Rod Brind'Amour powered the Flyers to a 4-3 home win over the Vancouver Canucks. John LeClair, Eric Desjardins (power play) and Scott Daniels tallied once apiece.


  • 1997: A late first period goal by Flyers captain Eric Lindros and an early third period goal by Buffalo's Brian Holzinger stood as the only tallies in a 1-1 tie between the Flyers and Sabres in Philadelphia. Legendary Czech goaltender Dominik Hasek made 25 saves, while Philly's Garth Snow made 16.


  • 2001: Roman Cechmanek breezed to a 15-save shutout as the Flyers strafed Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Kevin Weekes for 42 shots en route to a 2-0 home win. Jeremy Roenick and Eric Desjardins scored once apiece in the first and second periods.


December 1: Flyers Birthday

  • The second Austrian-born player to appear for the Flyers, forward Michael Raffl was born in Villach on December 1, 1988.


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