Today in Philadelphia Flyers history: Emotional goodbye to Pelle, Dineen beats Roy, Habs in OT

Andre Ringuette

Dorny, Bernie lead Flyers over former teammates; Clarke and Bladon team up to dethrone Kings; emotional victory over Oilers in first game after tragic loss of Lindbergh; Wells beats Isles; Dineen beats Roy, Habs in OT; Hexy plays in NHL game number 500; late LeClair tally ties Caps

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 put together a 9-7-2-0 mark in 18 games played on November 14. Philadelphia won their last contest played on this day in 2011, breaking a three-game November 14 losing skid (2001-2009).

1968 -- Two former Bruins starred as Gary Dornhoefer posted the first two-goal game of his career and Bernie Parent turned aside 31 of 33 shots to lead the Flyers to a hard-fought 4-2 decision over the Boston Bruins at the Spectrum.

Brit Selby chipped in with a goal and an assist and Leon Rochefort added a goal, while Jim Johnson and Jean-Guy Gendron each assisted on a pair of Flyers' markers.

Dornhoefer consistently got under the skin of legendary Boston blue liner Bobby Orr, and the two fought once late in the opening period and a second time midway through the final stanza.

Parent was named the game's First Star and was spectacular over the first 40 minutes of the contest, during which the visitors outshot Philadelphia 29-14 -- which included an 18-7 margin in the middle frame.

Both Parent (first round) and Dornehoefer (13th round) were snatched from the Bruins' roster in the 1967 expansion draft.

1973 -- Bobby Clarke scored twice and Tom Bladon's goal early in the third period snapped a 4-4 tie on the way to a see-saw 5-4 defeat of the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

Clarke staked Philadelphia to a 2-0 lead with a first period shorthanded tally and a man advantage strike early in the second period. With the score even at 2-2 midway through regulation, Terry Crisp notched the Flyers' second shorthander of the contest in a second period that saw six goals evenly divided between the clubs.

Don Saleski also beat Los Angeles netminder Rogie Vachon, who finished with 34 saves. Bernie Parent stopped 27 Kings' shots en route to his 11th victory of the season.

1985 -- Brian Propp and Rich Sutter each posted a goal and an assist during a four-goal Philadelphia third period, and Darren Jensen made 29 saves in his second NHL game to lead the Flyers to an emotional 5-3 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers at the Spectrum, extending Philadelphia's winning streak to 11 games.

It was the team's first game since a car accident tragically claimed the life of star goaltender Pelle Lindbergh, who was honored in a memorial ceremony prior to the contest. Given the circumstances, Edmonton had graciously offered to postpone the game earlier in the week, but the organization thought it would be best to move forward and remember their netminder.

Everyone in attendance that night was given a postcard on their way into the arena, with Lindbergh's photo on one side and the words "In Loving Memory of Pelle Lindbergh, Our Goalie, Our Friend" on the other.

"The Voice of the Flyers", play-by-play announcer Gene Hart, Flyers' legend Bernie Parent, and team chaplain, Father John Casey, all spoke in a moving tribute to Lindbergh during the pre-game memorium, in which fans were seen openly weeping and Flyers' players bowed their heads as they choked back tears.

Mark Howe opened the scoring when play began, snapping a wrist shot past Oilers' goaltender Andy Moog on a power play late in the first period.

Edmonton dominated the middle frame by a 15-7 shots on goal count, and Jensen was called upon to stop Wayne Gretzky on a breakaway. The Oilers did manage to even the score when Larry Melnyk scored late in the period.

Edmonton head coach Glen Sather was upset at the officiating at the conclusion of the second, and ended up being tossed from the game. The team refused to come out for the third period in response to what had occurred, and Philadelphia found themselves skating with a five-on-three advantage to begin the third.

Ilkka Sinisalo gave the Flyers a lead less than a half minute into the stanza, and Propp made it 3-1 when he blew a shot from the circle past Moog after the netminder had taken a slashing penalty.

The Oilers wouldn't go away and drew to within a goal three minutes later when Paul Coffey scored while Edmonton enjoyed a two-man advantage of their own. Rich Sutter and Mark Messier traded goals before Brad McCrimmon closed out the scoring on one of the more memorable regular season nights in team history.

1989 -- Defenseman Jay Wells broke a 4-4 deadlock midway through the third period and Ilkka Sinisalo scored twice to lead the Flyers to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders at Nassau County Coliseum.

Don Biggs netted his first NHL goal and Brian Propp also scored for Philadelphia, who improved to 5-1-2 over the course of their last eight outings.

Mike Bullard and Murray Craven added a pair of helpers apiece. Ron Hextall, playing in just his second game of the season due to a nagging groin injury, would re-aggravate the injury and not make another appearance until late-February.

1991 -- Rod Brind'Amour notched a goal and an assist and Ken Wregget made 19 saves as the Flyers defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 at the Spectrum.

Andrei Lomakin and Kevin Dineen (empty net with one second left) also scored for Philadelphia, while Mike Ricci assisted on two of the Flyers' markers.

1992 -- Kevin Dineen deflected a Rod Brind'Amour shot past Patrick Roy 48 seconds into overtime to give the Flyers a 4-3 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens at the Forum.

Philadelphia received a goal from Claude Boivin and a pair from Brent Fedyk to negate a strike from the Canadiens' John LeClair, and staked the visitors to a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.

Montreal clawed their way back on a Stephan Lebeau marker early in the frame, and tied it up on former-Flyer defenseman J.J. Daigneault's tally with just 2:36 remaining in regulation.

Dominic Roussel backstopped the victory, turning away 30 of the 33 shots he faced to pick up his fourth win of the season.

1995 -- John LeClair's goal with 17 seconds left in the third period lifted the Flyers into a 2-2 tie with the Washington Capitals at the Cap Center.

The contest was knotted at 1-1 heading into the final stanza on first period goals from Washington's Stephan Ustorf and Philadelphia's Shjon Podein, before rookie Brendan Witt beat Ron Hextall with 8:23 remaining.

1996 -- Ron Hextall plays in NHL game number 500, a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at the CoreStates Center. Hexy had appeared in his first 281 contests with Philadelphia before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the blockbuster Eric Lindros trade. He played in 54 games with the Nords, then 65 with the New York Islanders before returning to the Flyers prior to the 1994/95 campaign.

1997 -- John LeClair's second goal of the game snapped a 2-2 tie en route to a 5-2 Flyers' triumph over the Florida Panthers at Miami Arena.

Following a scoreless opening session, goals from LeClair and Eric Desjardins gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at the second intermission. Dave Gagner evened the score when he beat Garth Snow within the first two minutes of the third. Shjon Podein and Trent Klatt added insurance tallies within a 50-second span to close out the scoring.

LeClair finished with a pair of goals and three points, while linemate Eric Lindros contributed three helpers and Chris Gratton added two assists.

2011 -- Claude Giroux scored twice and added an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 17 saves to post his third win of the season as the Flyers skated to a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at RBC Center.

Maxime Talbot, Wayne Simmonds, and Matt Read also scored for Philadelphia, while Chris Pronger assisted on three markers.

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