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TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: February 6

Legion of Doom Compiles 16 Points

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On February 6, 1997, the Philadelphia Flyers skated to a 9-5 blowout win against the Montreal Canadiens at the CoreStates Center. The Flyers led 4-1 after the first period and never looked back.

The Legion of Doom Trio of center Eric Lindros (1G,4A), left wing John LeClair (4G,2A) and right wing Mikael Renberg (1G,4A) combined to record 16 points in the game to set a new team record for most points in a game by one line.

For LeClair, his four goals marked his first career four-goal game and tied the team record for most goals in a regular season game. LeClair (six points) and Renberg (five points) each set new career highs for points in a single game.

 

February 6: Through the Years

  • 1978: Bernie Parent records the 51st shutout of his Flyers career (combined regular season and playoffs) as the Flyers blank the visiting St. Louis Blues, 2-0, at the Spectrum. Rick MacLeish breaks a scoreless deadlock with an early third period power play goal. Paul Holmgren later adds some insurance. Parent sees a mere 11 shots for the game while the Flyers generate 29 shots. The game features a spirited second-period fight between Dave Hoyda and Neil Komadoski.

 

  • 1995: The struggling Flyers suffer an ugly 3-0 road shutout loss to the Ottawa Senators. Three days later, Philadelphia will make a season-turning and franchise-direction changing landmark trade with the Montreal Canadiens.

 

  • 1996: Acquiring forward depth for the stretch drive and playoffs, the Flyers acquire sturdy faceoff specialist and board-work stalwart Bob Corkum from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward prospect Chris Herperger and a 1997 seventh-round draft pick.

 

  • 2010: In a seemingly minor trade at the time, the Flyers acquire frequently scratched Detroit Red Wings forward Ville Leino in exchange for little-used defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen. Leino sees infrequent use for the Flyers during the regular season but goes on to have a spectacular playoff run for the Flyers en route to the Flyers coming within two wins of the Stanley Cup.

 

  • 2014: Steve Mason is stellar in goal, taking a shutout through the first 57 minutes of play before finally yielding one goal on 39 shots. The Flyers down the visiting Colorado Avalanche, 3-1. Mark Streit (power play), Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux (empty net) score for the Flyers.

 

 February 6: Flyers Birthday

  • A Montreal native, right winger Bob Sirois was born Feb. 6, 1954.

 

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