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
Heading into tonight's tilt with the Ottawa Senators at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers have posted a 10-5-1-0 all-time record in 16 November 19 contests. Tonight marks the first meeting between the two clubs on this day in franchise history.
1967 -- First period goals from Don Blackburn, Lou Angotti, and Ed Van Impe staked the Flyers to a 3-0 lead, and Philadelphia managed to hold off a third period charge in a 3-2 triumph over the St. Louis Blues at the Spectrum.
Philadelphia dominated the opening 40 minutes by outshooting the visitors by a 24-9 margin, and the score could have been more lopsided if not for the goaltending of Glenn Hall. The Hall-of-Famer held his team in until they could break through Bernie Parent, which they finally did in the final frame when Ron Schock scored twice on the power play to make it a one-goal game. The second came with 3:48 remaining, but Parent slammed the door shut the rest of the way to seal the victory.
1970 -- Jim Johnson posted his second career hat trick and added an assist, while Bernie Parent stopped 27 of 29 shots to lead the Flyers to a 6-2 drubbing of the California Golden Seals at the Spectrum.
Johnson scored all three goals within the first forty minutes, with two of them coming in the final second of the first and second periods. Bobby Clarke, Serge Bernier, and Bill Lesuk (first NHL goal) also hit the back of the net for Philadelphia, while Barry Ashbee and Bernier added a pair of helpers apiece.
1977 -- Orest Kindrachuk scored two goals and assisted on another pair and Wayne Stephenson turned aside 22 of 24 shots as the Flyers blew out the Minnesota North Stars 7-2 at the Met Center.
Don Saleski and Ross Lonsberry each chipped in with a goal and two helpers, while Bob Dailey, Mel Bridgman, and Barry Dean also beat Minnesota netminder Pete LoPresti in the win. Defenseman Kevin McCarthy added a pair of assists.
1978 -- Each member of the LCB Line scored during a three-goal first period, and Bernie Parent stopped 19 of 22 shots in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Spectrum.
The LCB Line accounted for seven points (three goals, four assists) in the opening frame, as Philadelphia attacked Rogie Vachon and the Detroit net by a 15-4 shots on goal advantage.
Bob Dailey made it 4-1 in the first minute of the second, and the Flyers hung on for the win.
1980 -- Bill Barber posted a goal and two assists and Rick St. Croix turned away 30 of 31 shots as the Flyers drubbed the New York Rangers 5-1 at Madison Square Garden.
Brian Propp, Tom Gorence, Behn Wilson, and Rick MacLeish also beat Doug Soetaert, who finished with 21 saves. Ron Greschner was the lone Ranger to solve St. Croix in the contest.
1985 -- Tim Kerr and Ed Hospodar each scored a pair of goals, but Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier each netted two of their own and added three assists apiece as the New York Islanders snapped the Flyers' team-record 13-game winning streak with a wild 8-6 decision at Nassau County Coliseum.
Philadelphia scored four times with the man advantage and once while shorthanded, but found themselves playing catch-up for most of the contest after Hospodar had opened the scoring. New York notched the next five, including a pair from Denis Potvin and Greg Gilbert within a nine-second span in the first minute of the second period.
Ilkka Sinisalo and Rick Tocchet also scored for the Flyers, while defenseman Doug Crossman dealt out a career-high four assists.
Goalie Darren Jensen stopped 29 of 36 shots in suffering his first loss in four games since being recalled from the Hershey Bears following the tragic death of Pelle Lindbergh.
1986 -- Goals from Ron Sutter and Dave Brown stake Ron Hextall to a 2-0 lead at the second intermission, but Steve Thomas and Wendell Clark (1:25 remaining in the third) score to knot the game in a 2-2 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens.
1987 -- Peter Zezel scored twice and Brian Propp added a goal and three helpers to back a 26-save performance from Wendell Young in a 7-5 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings at the Spectrum.
Rick Tocchet and Ron Sutter each chipped in with a goal and two assists apiece, while Dave Poulin and Lindsay Carson also beat Rollie Melanson in the win.
1988 -- Tim Kerr and Pelle Eklund each scored a pair of goals but Walt Poddubny and Michel Goulet notched early third period tallies to lift the Quebec Nordiques to a see-saw 6-5 win over the Flyers at Le Colisee.
Trailing 4-3 after one period, Mark Laforest was lifted in favor of Ron Hextall and Philadelphia received the second goals of the contest from both Eklund and Kerr to give the visitors a 5-4 edge heading into the final stanza.
Scott Mellanby scored the Flyers' other goal, while Murray Craven and Mark Howe added a pair of assists apiece.
1992 -- Mark Recchi and Brent Fedyk each posted a goal and two assists as the Crazy Eights Line struck for eight points to back Dominic Roussel's 22-save outing as the Flyers blasted Mike Richter and the New York Rangers 7-3 at the Spectrum.
Rod Brind'Amour also recorded a goal and three points, while Doug Evans notched his second two-goal game in the Orange-and-Black.
Rookie Eric Lindros scored once and added a helper, as the Crazy Eights increased their production since being re-united to 18 goals and 43 points over the last five contests (Recchi four goals, 17 points; Fedyk seven goals, 15 points; Lindros seven goals 11 points).
1995 -- Second-year defender Chris Therien made his first goal of the season a memorable one as he scored 32 seconds into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at the Spectrum.
Goals by Pat Falloon and Anatoli Semenov gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at the second intermission, but Vancouver threw 16 shots in the direction of Ron Hextall in the final twenty minutes and knotted the game on an Alexander Mogilny goal.
Hextall was excellent in turning away 34 of 36 shots in the winning effort.
Cechmanek had to be very good during the third period as Tampa outshot Philly by an 8-4 margin while nursing a one-goal lead.
Carter was able to find his own rebound and knock it home after Pens' netminder Jocelyn Thibault lost sight of the puck along the goal line to give Philadelphia a lead they would not relinquish. The Flyers also got goals from Mike Richards, Michal Handzus, and Mike Knuble in the victory.
The goals gave Gagne 20 goals and 31 points in the club's first 19 games.
Antero Niittymaki stopped 27 of 30 Pittsburgh shots to improve his record to 4-1-1 for the season.
2011 -- Scott Hartnell scored two goals and had three points and Matt Read scored a pair of goals, but Bryan Little scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets built a 5-1 lead en route to a 6-4 win over the Flyers at MTS Centre in what would prove to be Chris Pronger's last NHL game.
The big defenseman logged 26:41 and assisted on both of Hartnell's power play markers, two nights after being sent head-first into the end boards on an unpenalized hit from behind by Martin Hanzal of the Phoenix Coyotes. Pronger unknowingly sustained a concussion and combined with taking a Mikhail Grabovski stick in the eye three weeks earlier, the future Hall-of-Fame defender has not been able to remain symptom-free and has been unable to return to action ever since.
November 19 Flyers' Birthday
Dmitry Yushkevich was born on this day in 1971 in Cherepovets, Russia. A sixth-round (122nd-overall) draft pick of the Flyers in 1991, the "Russian Tank" made his NHL debut in the 1992/93 season. He played in 197 games over the next three years before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in August of 1995 then was re-acquired for the last 18 games of the 2002/03 campaign. In 215 regular season contests, Yushkevich posted 17 goals, 80 points, and 212 PIMs. He also appeared in the 1995 and 2003 postseasons in Philadelphia, notching a pair of goals, 11 points, and 14 PIMs in 28 games.