TODAY IN FLYERS HISTORY: JANUARY 14
1971: Doug Favell notches the fifth shutout of his Flyers' career, stopping 25 shots in a 3-0 home win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Cliff Schmautz scores just 25 seconds off the second faceoff, supplemented by second period tallies by Jean-Guy Gendron and Serge Bernier.
1975: The defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers strafe the woeful Kansas City Scouts for six goals and then hold on for a 6-4 win that gets a little hairier than it needs to be. Orest Kindrachuk leads the way with a goal and two assists. The Flyers also get goals from Bill Clement, Ross Lonsberry, Joe Watson, Gary Dornhoefer and Bob Sirois' first goal in the NHL.
1978: The Flyers jump on the visiting New York Rangers, scoring early and often in a 4-1 win at the Spectrum. Kevin McCarthy, Barry Dean, Paul Holmgren and Rick MacLeish do the scoring honors as Philly outshoots the Blueshirts, 45-24. For good measure, Dave Hoyda thumps Dallas Smith in a lopsided second-period fight.
1979: The Flyers and the visiting New York Islanders battle to a 1-1 tie at the Spectrum as Wayne Stephenson makes 28 saves and the Isles' Glenn "Chico" Resch makes 29. Dave Lewis and T.J. Gorence trade off first period goals in one of the most evenly played games of the season.
1982: The Flyers hold Wayne Gretzky off the scoreboard for 57 minutes until he scores a meaningless late goal in a Philadelphia 8-2 romp over the Edmonton Oilers. Philly gets shorthanded goals from T.J. Gorence and defenseman Glen Cochrane, power play and even strength goals by Bill Barber and single tallies from Brian Propp, Tim Kerr (three-point game), Mark Botell and Greg Adams. Brad Marsh notches a pair of assists and also has a third-period fight with Dave Hunter. Mark Messier scores Edmonton's other goal.
1992: Ron Hextall singlehandedly lifts the Flyers to a 1-1 home tie against the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks in a game that sees Philly get outshot, 34-17.
1997: Hall of Fame defenseman Paul Coffey breaks a 2-2 deadlock with 45 seconds left in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 home win over the Montreal Canadiens.Coffey also assists on a first-period tally by John Druce on the heels of an early-game goal by John LeClair.
2006:In his first game against the Colorado Avalanche since signing with the Flyers as a free agent, Peter Forsberg tallies a third-period assist and game-tying goal to force overtime. However, the visiting Avalanche ultimately prevail, 4-3, with an overtime power play goal by Alex Tanguay.
2014: Third period goals by Brayden Schenn, Scott Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier (GWG) lift the Flyers to a 4-3 road win over the Buffalo Sabres. Jakub Voracek also scores for Philly.
FLYERS ALUMNI BIRTHDAYS
Former Montreal Canadiens first-round pick Mark Pederson was born Jan. 14, 1968. Acquired by the Flyers in March of 1991 for a 1991 second-round pick, the Flyers hoped the talented but inconsistent left winger would provide an offensive spark for the team. Things never really worked out but Pederson -- playing on the top line with Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen -- averaged nearly a point per game after January of the 1991-92 season. The next season, he dressed in 14 games (three goals, seven points) before he was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 18, 1992, for Dave Snuggerud.
Defenseman Nick Boynton, whom the Flyers claimed off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on Feb. 26, 2011, was born Jan. 14, 1979. For a period of several years, Boynton was a solid NHL defensive defenseman for the Boston Bruins and Phoenix Coyotes but his career was on the downside by the time he came to the Flyers. He dressed in 10 games for the Flyers, playing sparingly. An interesting fact about Boynton, whom the Flyers coveted as a re-entry player in the 1999 NHL Draft but went one spot before Philly's turn came up 21st overall, is that, like Bob Clarke (a trailblazer for players with the insulin-dependent diabetes to play in the NHL), Boynton has type 1 diabetes.
14-Jan-78 New York Rangers 1 @ Flyers 4 W boxscore
14-Jan-79 New York Islanders 1 @ Flyers 1 T boxscore
14-Jan-82 Edmonton Oilers 2 @ Flyers 8 W boxscore
14-Jan-84 Flyers 3 @ Quebec Nordiques 3 T boxscore
14-Jan-86 New Jersey Devils 2 @ Flyers 3 W boxscore
14-Jan-88 Buffalo Sabres 1 @ Flyers 3 W boxscore
14-Jan-90 Flyers 3 @ New York Rangers 4 L (OT) boxscore
14-Jan-92 Chicago Blackhawks 1 @ Flyers 1 T boxscore
14-Jan-93 Calgary Flames 4 @ Flyers 4 T boxscore
14-Jan-94 Flyers 2 @ New York Rangers 5 L boxscore
14-Jan-97 Montreal Canadiens 2 @ Flyers 3 W boxscore
14-Jan-98 Montreal Canadiens 3 @ Flyers 3 T boxscore
14-Jan-00 Flyers 0 @ Atlanta Thrashers 1 L boxscore
14-Jan-02 Flyers 5 @ Montreal Canadiens 3 W boxscore
14-Jan-06 Colorado Avalanche 4 @ Flyers 3 L (OT) boxscore
14-Jan-10 Flyers 0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 4 L boxscore
14-Jan-11 Flyers 5 @ Atlanta Thrashers 2 W boxscore
14-Jan-12 Flyers 2 @ Nashville Predators 4 L boxscore
14-Jan-14 Flyers 4 @ Buffalo Sabres 3 W boxscore