Today in Philadelphia Flyers history: April 2

Sean Burke in goal for the Flyers in 1998. - Getty Images

A daily look back at significant moments in Philadelphia Flyers history.

The Flyers have posted an 11-7-2-0 regular season record in games played on April 2nd. Philadelphia dropped their first and have lost their last two contests on this day, and had a 12-game undefeated streak (10-0-2) from 1974 through 1998. Three of the losses (1970, 2000, 2010) ended with Flyer 1-0 losses.

Philly has also played one playoff game on this day -- the earliest calendar date in franchise postseason history -- dropping a 5-2 decision to the St. Louis Blues in 1969.

1972: Needing a win or a tie to qualify for the playoffs, it appeared the Flyers were a lock in the closing seconds of the last day of the 1971-72 regular season. But Buffalo Sabres winger Gerry Meehan launched a prayer of a shot from about 70-feet away that somehow eluded Philadelphia netminder Doug Favell with just four ticks left on the clock, killing the Flyers postseason hopes.

1983: Dave Poulin scored two goals in his NHL debut and Brian Propp added a pair of goals to lead the Flyers to a 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs in Toronto. Poulin was signed as a free agent out of Notre Dame in March and played 16 games with Philadelphia's AHL-affiliate, the Maine Mariners, before his recall.

1994: Eric Lindros posts two goals and two assists as Flyers build a 5-1 first period lead over the Whalers, but Hartford scores four straight to tie before Rob DiMaio nets the game-winner for Philly in a wild 6-5 win in Hartford.

1998: Sean Burke makes 29 saves to register his first shutout as a Flyer and Alexandre Daigle scores the game-winning goal in a 3-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings.

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