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TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: November 8

Kerr Catches Clarke for Third on Flyers' Goal List: November 8, 1990

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If not for a series of major injuries, power forward Tim Kerr may have finished above Hockey Hall of Famer Bill Barber (420 goals) as the all-time leading goal-scorer in Philadelphia Flyers' franchise history. As it was, Kerr finished third (363).

On November 8, 1990, the right winger tied Bobby Clarke for third on the franchise goal-scoring list in an otherwise forgettable 8-2 loss at the Spectrum to the Calgary Flames. The goal was 358th of Kerr's career, which at that point had entirely been spent as a Flyer. In the Flyers' next game, Kerr scored again to take sole possession of third place.

A member of the Flyers Hall of Fame, Kerr recorded 650 points (363G-287A) in 601 regular season games for the Flyers. He ranks sixth all-time in Flyers history in points (650) and third all-time in goals (363), while holding the Flyers all-time record in power-play goals (145) regular season hat trick (17) and total combined regular season and playoff hat tricks (20). He finished his career with one season apiece for the New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers.

 

November 8: Through the Years

  • 1970: Second-year NHLer Bobby Clarke sets up two goals in the third period to break a 1-1 deadlock and lead the Flyers to a 3-1 road win over the Buffalo Sabres. Wayne Hillman scores the game winner. The latter is the first NHL goal scored by Bob Kelly. Earlier in the game, Jim Johnson notches a late second period goal to knot the score at 1-1.

 

  • 1997: The Flyers hang on for a 4-3 road win against the Ottawa Senators, surviving two early third-period goals by Ottawa that cut a three-goal lead to one. John LeClair scores his 16th goal of the season, supplemented by tallies from John Druce, Chris Gratton and Shjon Podein.

 

  • 2001: Brian Boucher (21 saves) narrowly misses a shutout but the Flyers still skate off win a 2-1 home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ruslan Fedotenko and rookie Tomas Divisek (first and only NHL goal) supply the offensive support.

 

  • 2003: Marcus Ragnarsson's overtime goal caps a 2-1 Flyers win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tony Amonte ties the game with an early third period power play goal. Jeff Hackett earns the win with 21 saves.

 

  • 2014: A stellar 36-save performance by Steve Mason highlights a 4-3 home win over the Colorado Avalanche. The win brings Philadlephia to what proves to be the high-water mark of the 2014-15 season.

November 8: Flyers Birthdays

  • Gritty winger and later a Flyers broadcaster, Keith Jones was born November 8, 1968 in Brantford, Ontario.

 

  • Right winger Gary Morrison was born November 8, 1955 in Farmington, Michigan.  
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