On February 23, 1993, the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings played a neutral site game in Cleveland, Ohio. The Flyers were the designated "home" team. By the end of the night, a new Flyers franchise record was set.
The Flyers trailed 5-4 late in the third period when they pulled goaltender Dominic Roussel (playing in relief of starter Tommy Soderstrom) for an extra attacker. With a mere 0.8 seconds left on the clock, Flyers left winger Brent Fedyk knocked a puck over the goal line to the tie the game.
At the time, Fedyk set a new Flyers franchise record for the latest tying goal scored in a game. The record would eventually be broken twice over. On October 22, 2003, Tony Amonte scored a tying goal in a road game against the Anaheim Ducks with 0.6 seconds left on the clock. The Amonte mark would subsequently fall when defenseman Freddy Meyer scoring the tying goal with 0.2 seconds left in an eventual 3-2 home shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on March 8, 2006.
February 23: Through the Years
- 1968: Leon Rochefort records his second hat trick of the Flyers' inaugural season, as the Flyers upend the visiting Minnesota North Stars, 7-3.
- 1980: The Flyers punish the host Vancouver Canucks with a 7-3 blowout that features a bench-clearing brawl at 14:30 of the third period. The offensive carnage is led by Reggie Leach, who notches his 39th and 40th goals of the season. Paul Holmgren compiles a Gordie Howe hat trick before receiving a game misconduct for his involvement in the third-period brawl. Mel Bridgman falls an assist short of the same feat. Bobby Clarke, Al Hill and Bob Dailey also score for Philly.
- 1989: Tim Kerr notches the 19th hat trick (combined regular season and playoffs) of his Flyers career in a 6-4 road win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Kerr enjoys a five-point game at the expense of former teammate Bob Froese, also assisting on goals by Brian Propp and Pelle Eklund. Dave Poulin rounds out the scoring with an empty-net tally.
- 1996: The Flyers earn a hard-fought 5-3 home win over the Washington Capitals. Goals by Eric Lindros, Eric Desjardins, John LeClair and Trent Klatt build a 4-1 lead before a pair of tallies by Pat Peake cuts the Philadelphia lead to one goal. The Caps have a chance to tie the game on a late third-period power play but defenseman Kevin Haller seals the win for Philly with a shorthanded empty net goal.
- 1997: Eric Lindros' overtime goal with 57 seconds remaining on the clock lifts the team to 4-3 road win over the Florida Panthers. The goal is his 20th of the season. John LeClair, Rod Brind'Amour (shorthanded) and Eric Desjardins all score in regulation.
- 2000: A 22-save performance by rookie Brian Boucher and a picket fence of first period (John LeClair), second period (Valeri Zelepukin) and third-period (Tony Amonte, power play) goals provide the margin of victory in a 3-1 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
- 2007: The Flyers battle back from a 2-0 deficit to rescue a point against the Carolina Hurricanes, as defenseman Alexandre Picard notches the tying goal with four minutes left in regulation. The host Canes prevail, 3-2, in overtime on a shorthanded goal by defenseman Glen Wesley.
- 2015: Michael Del Zotto's game-winning goal at 15:47 of the third period highlights a 3-2 home win over the Washington Capitals. Earlier, Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds build a 2-0 lead. Winning goalie Rob Zepp turns back 21 of 23 shots.
February 22: Flyers Birthdays
- Early-to-mid-1990s Flyers goaltender Dominic Roussel was born in Hull, Quebec on February 22, 1970.
- Defenseman and longtime AHL head and assistant coach and NHL assistant coach Mike Stothers was born in Toronto on February 22, 1962.
- Center Tim Young was born on February 22, 1955 in Scarborough, Ontario.