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Barber Lifts Flyers Past Jets: January 10, 1980

by @NHLFlyers

Historically, games played on January 10th have been productive ones for the Philadelphia Flyers. Through the 2013-14 season, the club enjoys a 12-5 record with two ties in 18 games played.

One of the tougher wins came on January 10, 1980 when the Winnipeg Jets provided the opposition at the Spectrum. Philly trailed 2-0 at the first intermission and 3-1 midway through the third period, with only a Bob Dailey power play goal to show for their first 32 (of 45 shots) for the game.

Suddenly, Philly exploded for goals by Rick MacLeish (23rd goal of the season), Mel Bridgman and Bob "the Hound" Kelly spaced just 1:03 apart to take a 4-3 lead. After Morris Lukowich responded to tie the game at 4-4, Hall of Fame left winger Bill Barber (22nd goal of the season) struck back with what proved to the game-winning score.


January 10: Through the Years

  • 1974: Dave "the Hammer" Schultz answers critics who say he can only fight by notching his second hat trick within a week. This time, Schultz nabs his ninth, 10th and 11th goals (en route to a 20-goal season) in a 7-4 home win against the Minnesota North Stars. Philly also gets tallies from Bill Barber, Don "Big Bird" Saleski (shorthanded), Gary Dornhoefer and Simon Nolet. Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish each earn two assists.


  • 1985: Pelle Lindbergh has a stellar 25-save performance in a 6-1 home win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The game is close (2-1 in the Flyers favor) through two periods before the Flyers break the game open in the final stanza. Brian Propp (one goal, two assists), Mark Howe (one goal, one assist, plus-three), and Dave Poulin (one goal, one assist) lead the offensive assault.


  • 1987: Tim Kerr racks up two goals and an assist in a 5-4 Flyers road win over the Bruins at the Boston Garden. Murray Craven nets the game-winning goal with 6:55 left in regulation.


  • 1993: Rookie goaltender Tommy Soderstrom stops all 29 Edmonton Oilers shots fired on his net in a 4-0 Flyers home win. The shutout is the first of five the acrobatic little Swede earns in his first season with the first and the first of seven he gets in his two-season stay in Philadelphia. Mark Recchi and Kevin Dineen each score twice apiece to support the effort offensively.


  • 2002: A 34-save performance by Roman Cechmanek enables the host Flyers to hold off the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, in a game that sees Philly outshot by a 36-20 margin. Goals by Jiri Dopita, Keith Primeau and Donald Brashear in the second period are just enough offense to win.


  • 2008: Scott Hartnell compiles a natural hat trick as the Flyers go to Madison Square Garden and emerge with a 6-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Mike Knuble and Simon Gagne add power play goals while young Stefan Ruzicka scores his first goal of the season and fourth in the NHL.


  • 2012: Sergei Bobrovsky stops 35 of 36 shots and goals by rookies Brayden Schenn (second career NHL goal) and Sean Couturier (seventh goal) enable the team to nip the host Carolina Hurricanes 2-1.


 January 10: Flyers Birthday

  • Right-catching goaltender Stephane Beauregard, was born on January 10, 1968 in Cowansville, Quebec.


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