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Flyers Build Nine-Game Winning Streak: November 7, 1985

by @NHLFlyers

On November 7, 1985, the defending Wales Conference champion Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-2, at the Spectrum. The win extended the Flyers' winning streak to nine games and raised their NHL-leading record to 11-2-0.

Defending Vezina Trophy winner Pelle Lindbergh continued his strong early season run with a workmanlike performance (18 saves on 20 shots). Mark Howe and Tim Kerr score twice apiece, Ron Sutter adds a goal and an assist and captain Dave Poulin.

The game will be the final start Lindbergh makes before he perishes in a fatal car accident three nights later after a 5-3 win against the Boston Bruins at the Spectrum. Backup goaltender Bob Froese played in the Boston game.

November 7: Through the Years

  • 1968: The Flyers make unwanted NHL history. St. Louis Blues forward Red Berenson scores six goals in an 8-0 win against the Flyers at the Spectrum. Berenson's mark is the most goals scored by a player against the Flyers in franchise history and sets an NHL record for most goals scored in a road game. The NHL record for goals in one game is held by Joe Malone (seven), set in 1919-20.


  • 1974: Bernie Parent records an 18-save shutout in a 2-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars at the Spectrum. Rick MacLeish breaks a scoreless tie with an early second period power play goal. Bill Barber adds an empty net goal in the final minute of the game.


  • 1977: The Flyers sign their first European born-and-trained player -- 29-year-old Bratislava-born defenseman Rudy Tjacnar, a talented but troubled defector from communist Czechoslovakia -- to a contract. The player, who is not destined to appear in any NHL regular season or playoff games, is assigned to the AHL's Maine Mariners.


  • 1979: The Flyers run their unbeaten streak to 10 straight games (9-0-1) with a 4-3 win at Le Colisée against the Quebec Nordiques. Philadelphia trails 2-0 early in the second period but roars back for two goals by Bob "the Hound" Kelly and one apiece by rookie standout Brian Propp and veteran sniper Rick MacLeish.


  • 1988: The Flyers trade defenseman J.J. Daigneault, best known for his game-winning goal in Game Six of the 1987 Stanley Cup Final, to the Montreal Canadiens. In exchange, the Flyers receive defenseman Scott Sandelin.


  • 2008: The Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightining announce a trade: The Flyers send defenseman Steve Eminger, right winger Steve Downie and a 2009 fourth-round draft pick to the Bolts and receive defenseman Matt Carle and a 2009 third-round pick (Simon Bertlsson).


November 7: Flyers Birthdays

  • Defenseman Dwight Carruthers was born November 7, 1944 in Lashburn, Saskatchewan.


  • Center Jim Johnson was born November 7, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


  • Left winger Michel Picard was born November 7, 1969 in Beauport, Quebec.


  • Gritty left winger Ryan Ready was born November 7, 1978 in Peterborough, Ontario.


  • Versatile forward Patrick Thoresen was born November 7, 1983 in Oslo, Norway.


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