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Recchi Runs Wild, Dineen Gets the Gordie: November 12, 1992

by @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers' top two forward lines feasted off the New York Islanders in a high-scoring 8-5 win at the Spectrum on November 12, 1992.

The "Crazy Eights" line struck five times. Mark Recchi led the team offensively as he scores his 10th and 11th goals of the season and collects four assists for a six-point game. Recchi's monster night tied a franchise record for most points in a game by a forward (defenseman Tom Bladon holds the overall franchise record with eight points in a game). What's more, Recchi's parents, Mel and Ruth, were in attendance at the game.

 Rookie center Eric Lindros collected two goals (10th and 11th) and an assist. The third member of the Crazy Eights line, Brent Fedyk, contributed a goal and two assists.

In the meantime, Kevin Dineen compiled a Gordie Howe Hat Trick on a second period fight with Jeff Norton, a third period assist on a Rod Brind'Amour shorthanded goal and a goal of his own that gave the Flyers a 7-4 lead.

Stephane Beauregard (29 saves on 34 shots) was the winning goaltender over Glenn Healey (24 saves on 31 shots). Lindros' second goal of the game was an empty-netter.

Video: What happened November 12th, 1992 in Flyers history

November 12: Through the Years

  • 1972: The Flyers trail the visiting California Seals, 1-0, at the first intermission but then proceed to dominate the final 40 minutes to skate off with an 8-3 blowout victory. Bobby Clarke (two goals, one assist) leads the way offensively.


  • 1978: Bernie Parent cruises to a 14-save shutout as the Flyers toy with the host Vancouver Canucks and win 4-0. The Flyers outshoot Vancouver by margins of 10-4, 11-5 and15-5. Bill Barber's power play goal (10th goal of the young season) highlights a balanced attack that also features goals by Don Saleski, Drew Callander and Paul Evans. The shutout is the 54th of Parent's Flyers career; 48th in the regular season.


  • 1987: Fighting through back problems that would affect him the rest of his career, three-time Norris Trophy finalist Mark Howe scores a goal and contributes a key assist on a Dave Poulin shorthanded goal as the Flyers down the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2.


  • 1988: Tim Kerr's hat trick - the 15th regular season three-goal game of his career and 17th including the playoffs - is not enough. The Flyers drop a 5-4 decision at the Spectrum to the Detroit Red Wings. Scott Mellanby also scores in a losing cause for Philly.


  • 1998: In a swap of fan favorite players, the Flyers trade two-way left winger Shjon Podein to the Colorado Avalanche for agitating power forward Keith Jones.


  • 2005: Shorthanded goals by Jeff Carter and Mike Knuble lead the way to a 5-4 regulation win over the visiting Florida Panthers. Knuble's goal, scored with four seconds left in the third period is the game winner and his second goal of the night. Knuble's even-strength linemates, Simon Gagne (one goal, one assist) and Peter Forsberg (one assist) also chip in.


  • 2013: The Flyers accelerate their turnaround from a 4-10-1 record over the first 15 games of the season. On this night, the visiting Flyers blank the previously red-hot Ottawa Senators by a 5-0 score in a dominating performance. Steve Mason (24 saves) is flawless in earning his first shutout as a Flyer. Philly gets power play and even strength goals by Jakub Voracek (his second and third goals of the season), one goal and one assist from Brayden Schenn, single tallies from Matt Read and Vincent Lecavalier and two assists from Claude Giroux.
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