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Today in Philadelphia Flyers history: 60 shots in win over Isles, Jonesy, Richards OT-winners

Flyers fire 60 shots in win over NYI; Craven's four-point night in blowout of Canadiens; Cechmanek bests countryman Hasek; Jonesy's OT-winner; Richards beats PHO in OT; van Riemsdyk snaps long goal drought with GWG in win over Habs

Jim McIsaac

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 won their last two November 22 outings and have gone 4-1-0-1 in their last six, compiling an overall 11-8-1-1 record in 21 games played on this day in franchise history heading into tonight's clash with the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center. This will be the first-ever November 22 meeting between the clubs.

1967 -- Bill Sutherland scored twice and Bernie Parent turned away 30 of 32 shots to lead the Flyers to a 4-2 triumph over the Detroit Red wings at the Spectrum.

Sutherland's first goal came midway through regulation and snapped a 1-1 tie. Don Blackburn made it a two-goal lead before the second intermission, and Sutherland scored an insurance marker with 3:19 remaining in the third period.

Garry Peters provided the other Philadelphia marker, while the first captain in Flyers' history, Lou Angotti, notched a pair of assists.

1972 -- Bill Clement's goal with 5:26 left in the third period snapped a 3-3 deadlock as part of a four-goal final stanza as the Flyers threw 60 shots on Billy Smith to down the New York Islanders 5-3 at the Spectrum.

While Doug Favell made 21 saves to register the victory, 'Battlin' Billy' was beseiged by the Orange-and-Black for the entire 60 minutes. The first-year Islander faced 60 Flyers' shots -- 19 in each of the first and third periods, and 22 in the middle frame -- making 55 saves in the defeat.

Rick MacLeish opened the scoring early in the second period, but New York grabbed a two-goal lead on goals from Arnie Brown and the first two NHL markers by rookie Lorne Henning late in the frame to take a 3-1 lead into the third.

A Philadelphia rookie jumpstarted the comeback when Bill Barber beat Smith 6:36 into the stanza, and Gary Dornhoefer tied it up just over four minutes later before Clement's go-ahead tally.

Bobby Clarke gave Favell some breathing room with 3:12 remaining to close out the scoring.

1973 -- Bernie Parent is given a 10-minute misconduct and game misconduct for pushing an official after a first period Phil Esposito goal in an eventual 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden. Parent was upset that Charlie Hodge was in his goal crease when Esposito scored, and felt the goal should have been disallowed.

1975 -- Reggie Leach broke a 2-2 tie 6:27 into a three-goal Philadelphia third period, and Wayne Stephenson stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at the Spectrum.

Trailing 2-1 heading into the third, the Flyers got goals from Ross Lonsberry, Leach, and Orest Kindrachuk to pull out the win. Bobby Clarke added a goal and an assists, giving the Philadelphia captain 15 goals and 36 points in 22 contests.

The victory was Stephenson's third in a row, giving the goaltender a 14-3-5 record for the season with Bernie Parent out of the lineup with a neck injury.

1978 -- Rick MacLeish and Paul Evans scored early third period goals and Bernie Parent made 20 saves as the Flyers erased a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres at Memorial Auditorium.

Trailing 2-0 late in the second period, Mel Bridgman began the comeback with just under five minutes left to make it a one-goal game at the second intermission.

Buffalo goaltender Don Edwards stopped 30 Philadelphia shots in the loss.

1986 -- Brian Propp and Peter Zezel each posted a pair of goals and three points, while rookie Ron Hextall stopped all but one of the 26 shots sent his way in a 6-1 drubbing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Spectrum.

After Propp and Vincent Damphousse traded first period tallies, Zezel gave Philadelphia a lead they would not relinquish just under seven minutes into the middle stanza.

The Flyers put the game away in the third with an early Zezel strike, a pair from Propp and Tim Kerr in a 21-second span, and a Rick Tocchet marker with less than three minutes remaining.

Kerr also had an assist, giving him five goals and seven points in his last two contests.

Hextall extended his unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) with the win, improving his season record to 12-3-2.

1989 -- Murray Craven recorded two goals and two assists, and Ken Wregget stopped 22 of 23 shots to lead the Flyers to a 5-1 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens at the Spectrum.

Rick Tocchet added a goal and two helpers, while Ron Sutter and Ilkka Sinisalo also beat Habs' starter Brian Hayward. Mike Bullard chipped in with two first period assists.

1992 -- Dominic Roussel stopped 30 shots and Len Barrie scored his first NHL goal with 15 seconds remaining to lift the Flyers into a 4-4 draw with the Buffalo Sabres at the Spectrum.

Mark Recchi twice gave Philadelphia the lead, and twice Alexander Mogilny answered for Buffalo to send knot the contest at the second intermission.

Dimitry Yushkevich gave the Flyers their third lead of the game early in the third, but Pat LaFontaine tied it up with the man advantage just 35 seconds later. The Sabres took their first lead on a Dave Hannan marker with 2:10 remaining in regulation, setting up Barrie's late-game heroics.

1998 -- Keith Jones scored 26 seconds into overtime to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers at National Car Rental Center.

Eric Lindros stripped Panthers' defenseman Robert Svehla of the puck behind the net and fed Jones in front. Jones -- playing in his fourth game with the Orange-and-Black since being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Shjon Podein 10 days earlier -- blew a shot past Florida goalkeeper Kirk McLean for the game-winner. It gave Jones goals in three of the four Philadelphia contests since the trade, all wins after a horrendous seven-game winless stretch (0-5-2).

John LeClair also scored for the Flyers, who managed just 14 shots in regulation and 16 total. Lindros assisted on both Philly goals.

Former-Panther John Vanbiesbrouck made 25 saves in his first trip back to South Florida to garner First-Star honors.

1999 -- Philadelphia holds the Tampa Bay Lightning without a shot on goal during the entire second period, but Vincent Lecavalier scores the game-winning goal in a Tampa three-goal third to post a 4-1 win over the Flyers at the Ice Palace.

2000 -- Simon Gagne and Mark Recchi each scored one goal and assisted on another, and first-year Flyer Roman Cechmanek beat fellow-countyman Dominik Hasek and the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-1 Philadelphia win at HSBC Arena.

Cechmanek stopped all but an early third period Alexei Zhitnik goal of the 21 shots he faced to win his sixth consecutive decision, and was named the game's First Star.

Daymond Langkow also beat Hasek, while Keith Primeau chipped in with a pair of helpers.

2003 -- Mark Recchi's power play goal late in the second period snapped a 2-2 deadlock and proved to be the game-winner in a 3-2 triumph over the Boston Bruins in a battle of early-season heavyweights at the Wachovia Center.

First period markers from Justin Williams and Simon Gagne staked Jeff Hackett and Philadelphia to a 2-0 lead, but Brian Rolston connected for two goals in 32 seconds early in the middle frame to knot the game. With Hal Gill in the penalty box late in the stanza, Recchi redirected a Tony Amonte pass past Andrew Raycroft to give the home team the lead.

The victory gave the Flyers the nod in a clash between two of the top teams in the NHL -- Philly was 11-2-1 heading into the contest, while Boston was 11-2-3 -- and extended their undefeated streak to nine games (8-0-1).

Hackett made 11 saves to pick up the win, improving his record to 6-2-3 for the year.

2005 -- R.J. Umberger scored his first NHL goal, but Sean Burke made 30 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning skated to a 4-2 victory over the Flyers at the Wachovia Center. Umberger, playing in his 11th game since being recalled after posting three goals and 10 points in eight contests with the Philadelphia Phantoms, beat Burke on a wraparound in the first period to notch his first.

2008 -- Jeff Carter scored the game-tying goal with 1:07 remaining in regulation, then set up Mike Richards for the game-winner 1:35 into overtime as the Flyers downed the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 at the Wachovia Center. Richards left the penalty box after serving an interference minor called late in regulation, and joined a Philadelphia rush. He snapped a wrist shot past Mikael Tellqvist for the winning marker.

Scott Hartnell and Mike Knuble also scored for Philadelphia, while Martin Biron made 25 saves to record his third straight victory.

2010 -- James van Riemsdyk scored his first goal of the season 7:42 into the third period to cap a Flyers' comeback in a 3-2 thriller over the Montreal Canadiens at the Wells Fargo Center.

Van Riemsdyk -- who snapped a 23-game goalless slump -- took a feed from Braydon Coburn and rifled a shot into the corner past Carey Price, who had held the Habs in the game despite a huge Philadelphia advantage in shots on goal over the last forty minutes of play (36-16).

Maxim Lapierre single-handedly gave the visitors a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals late in the opening frame, but the Flyers carried play from the start of the middle period. Ville Leino started the comeback late in the frame, and Claude Giroux tied things up early in the third.

Brian Boucher stopped 29 Montreal shots to win his third consecutive decision.