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Propp Nets 300th Goal as a Flyer: November 1, 1987

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In the history of the Flyers' franchise, there have been seven players to score 300 or more regular season goals as a member of the team: Bill Barber (420 in 903 games), Brian Propp (369 in 790 games), Tim Kerr (363 in 601 games) Bobby Clarke (358 in 1,144 games), John LeClair (333 in 649 games), Rick MacLeish (328 in 741 games) and Reggie Leach (306 in 606 games).

Falling just a bit short of the Flyers 300-Goal Club due mainly to the number of games he missed was Eric Lindros (290 in 486 games). Also shy of the mark are the likes of Simon Gagne (264 in 702 games), Rod Brind'Amour (235 in 633 games), Mark Recchi (232 in 602 games) and Rick Tocchet (232 in 621 games).

On November 1, 1987, Propp became the fifth member of the 300-Goal Club. Set up by Murray Craven. Propp scored a third period goal against the Los Angeles Kings' Roland Melanson in a 4-1 Flyers win at the Spectrum. Propp celebrated with his signature "guffaw" hand gesture.

Although Propp never nailed down an elusive 50-goal or 100-point season as a Flyer, he had four seasons with 40 or more goals and achieved 90 or more points four times, including a pair of 97-point campaigns.

Video: What happened on November 1st, 1987 in Flyers history

November 1: Through the Years

  • 1973: In a classic goaltending duel between Hall of Famers Bernie Parent and Tony Esposito, the Flyers prevail 1-0 at the Spectrum over the Chicago Blackhawks. Bill Barber scores the game winner on the power play late in the first period. Parent turns back all 25 shots he sees, while Esposito turns back 24 of 25 Flyers' shots.


  • 1975: The Flyers hammer the Boston Bruins, 8-1, at the Spectrum. All four Flyers lines score at least one goal, while each of the three members of the LCB Line -- Bobby Clarke (one goal, one assist), Bill Barber (one goal, two assists) and Reggie Leach (one goal, two assists) -- score once apiece.


  • 1977: The Flyers purchase the contract of defenseman Terry Murray from the Detroit Red Wings.


  • 1979: The Flyers start the month of November by extending their unbeaten streak to seven straight games and improving their season record to 7-1-1 with a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues at the Spectrum. Mel Bridgman scores on the opening shift of the game, followed less than five minutes later by Rick MacLeish. That is all the scoring the Flyers get -- or need -- until Bob Dailey adds an empty net goal in the final 10 seconds of the game. Rookie goalie Pete Peeters stops 23 of 24 shots to earn the win.


  • 1986: It's a tale of seesaw momentum, as the Flyers dominate the opening frame and the visiting Boston Bruins control the second as a game at the Spectrum enters the third period tied at 2-2 after goals by Ray Bourque and Cam Neely knot the score. The Flyers strike back to control the third period, outshooting Boston 12-5, and getting goals in the final minute by Tim Kerr (power play) and Dave Poulin (empty net) to prevail by a 4-2 final. Ron Sutter and Brian Propp also tally for the winning side. Rookie goalie Ron Hextall earns the win with 21 saves on 23 shots.


  • 1990: The first NHL goal scored by 1990 first-round pick Mike Ricci highlights a 6-3 Flyers home win over the Minnesota North Stars. Ken Wregget stops 25 of 28 shots to earn the victory. Longtime Flyers left winger Brian Propp is among the Minnesota goal-scorers.


  • 2003: A two-goal performance by Sami Kapanen and a goal and assist by Michal Handzus highlight a 7-1 Flyers' blowout win over the host Toronto Maple Leafs. Ed Belfour stops just 15 of 22 shots.


November 1: Flyers Birthdays

  • Speedy and scrappy left winger Bill Lesuk was born November 1, 1946 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.


  • Longtime NHL goaltender Phil Myre was born November 1, 1948 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.


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