TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: JANUARY 8
1970: Gary Dornhoefer compiles a hat trick and Bernie Parent makes 36 saves as the Flyers down the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 4-1. Andre Lacroix also scores for Philly.
1973: The Flyers sign general manager Keith Allen to a three-year contract extension as team GM and vice president.
1977: Don "Big Bird" Saleski notches two goals as the Flyers trounce the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 6-1. Mel Bridgman, Gary Dornhoefer, Bobby Clarke and Ross Lonsberry notch one goal apiece.
1983: Darryl Sittler notches a hat trick and an assist while Bill Barber and Ilkka Sinisalo both rack up respective five-point nights (two goals, three assists apiece) in a 7-4 road win over the Hartford Whalers.
1984: The second Flyers stint of Rick MacLeish's career comes to an end. The team trades him to the Detroit Red Wings for future considerations.
1985: Pelle Lindbergh makes 30 saves, including 13 in the third period, to spur te Flyers to a 5-3 road win over the Vancouver Canucks. Todd Bergen scores the first and second goals of his brief -- and bizarre -- NHL career. Brian Propp notches his 22nd goal of the season and Dave Poulin puts the game away with an empty-net goal to cap a three-point game (one goal, two assists).
1998: The Flyers erase three separate one-goal deficits to skate off with a 3-3 road tie against the Carolina Hurricanes. John LeClair scores the game-tying goal. Chris Gratton and Janne Niinimaa tallied earlier in the game.
1999: The Flyers trade AHL tough guy Frank "the Animal" Bialowas to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for fellow enforcer Dennis Bonvie.
2000: The Flyers earn a 6-2 road win over the Penguins spurred by three goals from the second line trio of Mikael Renberg (one goal, two assists), Mark Recch (one goal, two assists) and Rod Brind'Amour (one goal. two assists). Keith Jones and Daymond Langkow also score for Philly.
2002: Czech center Jiri Dopita enjoys the best night of his short NHL career, racking up four goals and one assist. The Flyers down the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, 7-4. John LeClair, Ruslan Fedotenko and Justin Williams have the other goals for Philly.
2009: Martin Biron is excellent in turning back 27 of 28 shots as the Flyers down the visiting Minnesota Wild, 3-1. Scott Hartnell, Mike Knuble and Scottie Upshall provide the offense.
2014: The Flyers hold off the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 3-1. Steve Mason faces just 20 shots for the game. Sean Couturier, Zac Rinaldo (first goal of the season) and rookie Michael Raffl (third NHL goal) provide the goal support.