An almost-daily look back at how the Philadelphia Flyers have fared on this day, recalling some of the more memorable moments, achievements, and events that shaped the organization throughout the club's storied history
The Flyers have managed a 9-8-3-1 mark in 21 games played on November 12 over the course of team history. Philadelphia has won their last two contests played on this day (2010, 2011), one home and one away against the Florida Panthers.
1971 -- Simon Nolet scored twice and posted three points -- giving him three goals and six points in his last two contests -- but third period goals from Alex Delvecchio, Al Karlander, and Red Berenson lifted the visiting Detroit Red Wings to a 6-3 victory over Bruce Gamble and the Flyers at the Spectrum.
1974 -- Bobby Clarke beat Ed Giacomin with 15 seconds left in the third period to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 triumph over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The win was Philadelphia's fourth in a row, and gave them an 8-0-1 record over their last nine outings.
The visitors took a 1-0 lead in the first when Clarke assisted on Tom Bladon's power play goal, and Orest Kindrachuk doubled the lead early in the middle stanza. But New York countered with tallies from Bill Fairbairn and Jerry Butler to make it a 2-2 affair at the second intermission.
Bernie Parent was huge over the last two periods, making 24 saves as the Rangers outshot the Flyers 26-11, including 11-6 in the final 20 minutes. The victory gave Parent an 8-0-2 mark in his last 10 decisions.
1975 -- Ross Lonsberry scored a pair of goals and Dave Schultz notched the game-tying marker early in the third period as the Flyers overcame deficits of 4-0 and 5-1 in a 5-5 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks at the Spectrum.
Chicago got out of the gates quickly thanks to winger John Marks, who scored twice within the first 33 seconds of the tilt to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. A late-first period goal from Dennis Hull and an Ivan Boldirev strike early in the middle stanza staked the Blackhawks to a 4-0 lead before Lonsberry connected for his first to get Philadelphia on the board.
Bobby Sheehan beat Wayne Stephenson to restore Chicago's four-goal lead midway through second 20 minutes, and the contest took on the look of an all-out blowout before the home fans with a 5-1 deficit entering the final minute of play in the period.
But Lonsberry and Gary Dornhoefer scored 19 seconds apart -- with Dorny's coming with just five ticks left on the clock -- to cut the Blackhawks' lead to 5-3 at the second intermission.
Bill Barber made it three goals in 46 seconds when he beat Gilles Villemure 27 seconds into the final session to make it a 5-4 game, and Schultz knotted the game at 5-5 just over two minutes later.
After being outshot by Chicago 14-4 in the opening period, the Flyers dominated the rest of the way to the tune of a 31-15 shots on goal differential, including 18-9 in the closing 20 minutes.
Dornhoefer finished the contest with a goal and four points, and Fred Shero stuck with Stephenson -- who ended up with 24 saves -- for the entire game.
1977 -- Ross Lonsberry scored in the first period to give Wayne Stephenson the only offensive support he would need in a 3-0 blanking of the Detroit Red Wings at the Spectrum. Stephenson stopped all 23 shots sent his way to record his second shutout of the season and seventh regular season whitewash while with the Flyers.
Bill Barber (shorthanded) and Jim Watson provided insurance goals in a second period that saw Philadelphia outshoot Detroit, 15-7. Eddie Giacomin finished the contest with 30 saves for the Wings.
1980 -- Rick MacLeish scored twice and assisted on two other goals and Bill Barber added a pair of tallies as the Flyers stomped the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 at the Spectrum.
Rookie winger Tim Kerr, who also would later add a pair of helpers, opened the scoring early in the first period, and it became a laugher when Brian Propp scored in the first 20 seconds of the middle stanza and MacLeish notched both of his goals before the end of the frame to make it a 4-0 contest heading into the third.
The Philadelphia offense didn't let up as Bill Barber beat Ron Low twice, and Paul Holmgren and Al Hill scored 29 seconds apart to give the home team an 8-0 lead with less than eight minutes remaining before Mark Messier ruined Rick St. Croix's bid for a shutout with 1:31 left on the clock. St. Croix finished the game with 19 saves.
The victory ran the Flyers' winning streak to five straight -- their second stretch of a handful of wins that were separated only by a pair of ties -- as Philly made it 12 games without a loss. The streak came a year after the club set a North American sports record of 35 consecutive contests without a defeat (25-0-10).
1986 -- Murray Craven recorded his first NHL hat trick against the team that traded him to Philadelphia as the Flyers built a 7-2 lead en route to a 7-5 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings at the Spectrum.
Philadelphia led 2-1 at the first intermission on the strength of Rick Tocchet and Lindsay Carson markers, While Craven connected three times in the second period and Tim Kerr once to make it 6-2 heading to the third.
Flyers' skaters beseiged Detroit starter Greg Stefan with 42 shots over the first 40 minutes before he was pulled in favor of Glen Hanlon to start the final stanza.
Hanlon was greeted by a Peter Zezel goal 1:22 into the third to make it 7-2, but a natural hat trick by Shawn Burr made things interesting into the latter stages of the game.
Philadelphia finished the game with 51 shots on Red Wings' goalies, while rookie netminder Ron Hextall made 19 saves to run his first-season record to 9-3-1.
1996 -- Pat Falloon's power play goal 5:51 into the third period snapped a 1-1 deadlock, and Ron Hextall made 26 saves to lead the Flyers to a 2-1 triumph over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Shjon Podein staked Philadelphia to a 1-0 lead early in the opening period, but Brian Leetch evened things up in the middle frame.
Falloon's goal came just ten seconds after Adam Graves was sent to the penalty box for holding the stick. The diminutive winger fired a shot from the right circle that beat Mike Richter, who finished with 35 saves in a losing effort.
1999 -- Mikael Renberg's late-second period power play goal broke a 2-2 tie and John Vanbiesbrouck made 18 saves to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at the First Union Center. The win was the 424th of head coach Roger Nielsen's career, passing Jack Adams for ninth place on the all-time list.
Daymond Langkow and John LeClair gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead midway through the opening session, but former-Flyer Mike Ricci got one back for the Sharks before the first intermission, and Jeff Friesen tied it up with a shorthanded marker with rugged S.J. defenseman Bryan Marchment in the penalty box early in the middle period.
2003 -- Todd Bertuzzi's goal with 7.2 seconds remaining in regulation sent the game to overtime, but Simon Gagne sent the home fans home happy when he beat Johan Hedberg for the game-winner 1:47 into extra time in a thrilling 4-3 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks at the Wachovia Center.
Gagne was left all alone in front of the Vancouver netminder and took a pass from Marcus Ragnarsson, then proceeded to send a shot under Hedberg's stick and into the back of the net for the first regular season overtime-winner of his career.
Jeremy Roenick assisted on Recchi's first period goal to extend his point-scoring streak to eight games, and there were some milestones reached in the contest. Handzus' tally was his 200th NHL point, and the game was the 600th of Ken Hitchcock's head coaching career.
Robert Esche made 29 saves to win his fifth straight decision after starting the year 0-1-1.
2008 -- The Flyers overcome a 3-0 early second period deficit with four goals in the frame -- including a pair of shorthanded markers by Simon Gagne -- but Sidney Crosby ties it late in regulation, and Alex Goligoski wins it for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the sixth round of the shootout in a crazy 5-4 loss at Mellon Arena.
2010 -- Mike Richards and Claude Giroux each notched a pair of goals apiece and rookie netminder Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia, who improved their record to 8-0-1 over the course of their last nine outings. Bobrovsky, who also added an assist on Richards' first tally, ran his first-season record to 10-2-1.
2011 -- Matt Read beat Jose Theodore on a penalty shot at 4:14 of the third period for the eventual game-winning goal and Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center.
Goals by Danny Briere and Braydon Coburn gave the visitors a 2-0 lead midway through regulation, but Evgeni Dadonov beat Bryzgalov for his first NHL goal to make it a one-goal game at the second intermission.
Read was awarded a penalty shot when he was hooked from behind by Panthers' defender Jason Garrison while on a breakaway. It was the first penalty shot the rookie Read had at any level of hockey, and he made no mistake as he beat Theodore through the five-hole.
The goal would become huge, as Tomas Fleischmann cut the Flyers' lead to 3-2 with less than 10 seconds left in regulation.
November 13 Flyers Trades
1991 -- Philadelphia sent centerman Murray Craven and a 1992 fourth-round draft pick to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for heart-and-soul winger Kevin Dineen, whose father, Bill, just so happened to be the Flyers' head coach at the time. Kevin provided leadership and experience to a young core that included Mark Recchi, Rod Brind'Amour, and later Eric Lindros, earning Dineen the role of the 10th captain in franchise history.