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The newly renovated arena has suites available, with the ability to host 12 - 24 guests per suite. The Flyers then defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Canadiens in a fiery six game series notable for a famous bench-clearing brawl during the Game 6 warmup to win the Wales Conference and return to the Stanley Cup Finals. As was the case two seasons prior, the Flyers became decimated by injuries, the most significant of which was losing Kerr for the remainder of the playoffs.
After falling behind three games to one in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit on the road in Game 5 to extend the series, then won Game 6 at home with another late-game comeback.
However, they could not overcome the odds a third time and eventually succumbed to the Oilers, 3—1, in Game 7. Hextall became the first NHL goaltender to score a goal by firing the puck into an empty net in a December 8 game against Boston. In their first round playoff series with Washington, the Flyers blew a 3—1 series lead as Washington forced a Game 7.
They then blew a 3—0 lead in Game 7 as Washington won in overtime 5—4. It was because of this playoff collapse that "Iron Mike" was fired.
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Paul Holmgren was named Keenan's replacement, the first time a former Flyer was named the club's head coach. Despite finishing at the. Facing first-place Washington in the first round, the Flyers pulled off the upset in six games. Ron Hextall managed to score another empty-net goal in the waning moments of Game 5, becoming the first NHL goalie to score a goal in the playoffs. The Flyers then defeated Pittsburgh in seven games to make the Wales Conference Finals before bowing out to Montreal in six games.
It was the Flyers' last playoff appearance until Rebuilding a winning team — The —90 season got off to a bad start for the Flyers, and continued to get worse. Hextall missed all but eight games due to suspension, contract holdout issues and injury, the suspension given for attacking Chris Chelios at the end of the Montreal playoff series the previous spring.
As a result, the Flyers missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since Bob Clarke, having been with the Flyers organization since he was drafted inwas fired and replaced as general manager by Russ Farwell ; Clarke resurfaced with the Minnesota North Stars.
Hextall continued to be hampered by injuries during the —91 season. He only played in 36 games and as a result the Flyers missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year, finishing fifth in the Division and three points short of a playoff spot after a late-season collapse.
Brind'Amour led the Flyers in goals 33assists 44 and points 77 in his first season with the club. With Ron Sutter gone to St. Louis in the Brind'Amour trade, Rick Tocchet was named team captain. On February 19, the Flyers and Pittsburgh made a major five-player deal which featured Tocchet — who never grew comfortably into the role of captain — heading to Pittsburgh and Mark Recchi coming to Philadelphia.
Recchi recorded 27 points in his first 22 games as a Flyer, but the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year, due in large part to an awful road record 10—26—4. With Tocchet traded, the Flyers remained without a captain until Kevin Dineen was named to the post in —94and instead went with three alternate captains. In Junethe Flyers persuaded Clarke to return to the team as senior vice president after Jay Snider won the hard-fought arbitration battle for first overall pick Eric Lindros against the Rangers.
It was determined that Quebec had made a deal with the Flyers before making a deal with the Rangers. While Lindros became a preeminent star in Philadelphia, the trade proved heavily lopsided in favor of the Nordiques — soon to become the Colorado Avalanche — providing the core of their two Stanley Cup teams and an unprecedented eight-straight division championships, with Forsberg becoming a franchise player.
In —93Recchi set the franchise record for points in a season with 53 goals and 70 assists and Lindros scored 41 goals in 61 games. After struggling early, the Flyers made a run at the playoffs, but came four points short of the last spot.
Head coach Bill Dineen was fired at the season's end, while Clarke left town again to become general manager of the expansion Florida Panthers.
Following the —94 season, owner Ed Snider took over day-to-day operations, and began courting Bobby Clarke to return as general manager. For —94Terry Simpson was hired as the new head coach in hopes of returning the Flyers to the playoffs after four consecutive off-years.
Recchi recorded points 40 goals and 67 assists and Lindros 97 44 goals and 53 assistswhile Mikael Renberg set a Flyers rookie record with 82 points. Offense was generated yet the Flyers still failed to clinch a playoff berth, again falling four points short of the final playoff spot. Jay Snider stepped down as president, forcing his father Ed Snider to take over day-to-day operations. The elder Snider had decided he had seen enough of Farwell as general manager, and began courting Bob Clarke to leave his general manager post with Florida to return to Philadelphia.
Farwell's last move as general manager was firing Simpson after a lackluster performance. Bob Clarke returned to the general manager position prior to the lockout-shortened —95 season and immediately began putting his stamp on the team. New head coach Terry Murray replaced Kevin Dineen as team captain with Lindros prior to the start of training camp.
In order to shore up the defense, Ron Hextall was re-acquired from the Islanders and high-scoring winger Recchi was traded to Montreal for Eric DesjardinsGilbert Dionne and John LeClair early in the abbreviated season. The Flyers initially struggled out of the gate, going only 3—7—1 through their first 11 games while being outscored 34— Lindros and LeClair then teamed with Renberg to form the Legion of Doom line, a mix of scoring talent and physical intimidation.
In their 37 games including the 3—1 victory on February 11,against the New Jersey Devilsthe Flyers went 25—9—3 and outscored their opponents —98 en route. The playoff drought came to an end as the Flyers won their first division title in eight years and clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
Lindros eclipsed the point mark for the first time in —96gathering points, and LeClair scored 51 goals, as the Flyers repeated as Atlantic Division champs and clinched the top seed in the East.
Facing the eighth-seeded Tampa Bay Lightningthe Flyers dropped two of the first three games. They rallied by winning three straight games to win the series. After taking two of the first three games against their second-round opponent, Florida, the Flyers were defeated in overtime in Game 4 and double-overtime in Game 5.
An upstart Florida club with stellar goaltending from John Vanbiesbrouck ended the Flyers' season in Game 6. The Flyers said goodbye to the Spectrum and prepared to open a new arena — the CoreStates Center — for the next season. The —97 season started off slowly, as Lindros missed 30 games, but LeClair still managed to score 50 goals for the second consecutive year.
The mid-season acquisition of then-defenseman scoring leader Paul Coffey gave the Flyers a veteran presence. Despite having home ice advantage, the Flyers were swept in four-straight games by the Detroit Red Wings. The goaltending tandem of Hextall and Garth Snow fared poorly in the Finals, as both conceded soft goals, and Murray's strategy of alternating starters in goal was criticized.
After Game 3 which was a 6—1 loss, Murray blasted his team in a closed-door meeting and then described to the media that the Flyers were in a "choking situation", a remark which angered his players and likely cost Murray his job, as his contract was not renewed. The trio of Lindros, LeClair and Renberg scored a combined total of points in regular season games. From highs to lows — The man picked to replace Murray as coach, Wayne Cashmanwas deemed ill-suited for the job as the Flyers played inconsistently throughout the —98 season.
With 21 games to go in the season, Roger Neilson took over as coach while Cashman was retained as an assistant. John LeClair was able to score at least 50 goals for the third consecutive year netting 51the first time for an American-born player, and goaltender Sean Burke was acquired at the trade deadline.
Burke proved ineffective in net, as the Flyers were eliminated in the first round by Buffalo in five games. In the off-season, the Flyers went looking for a new goaltender.
Burke was let go and Hextall was about to enter his final season as a backup. The —99 season was marred by a life-threatening injury sustained by Eric Lindros on April Fools' Day during a game against the Nashville Predatorsa season-ending injury later diagnosed as a collapsed lung. Up until that point, Lindros was having an MVP-type season with 40 goals and 53 assists in 71 games.
Without Lindros, the Flyers had trouble scoring in the playoffs even after having re-acquired Mark Recchi at the trade deadline. Although Vanbiesbrouck allowed nine goals to Joseph's eleven allowed, the Flyers lost their first round series with Toronto in six games.
In the span of a few days in July, longtime broadcaster Gene Hart died due to illness and defenseman Dmitri Tertyshnycoming off his rookie season, was fatally injured in a freak boating accident. In January, longtime Flyer and fan favorite Rod Brind'Amour was shipped to the Carolina Hurricanes for Keith Primeauwith the intention of acquiring a big center to complement Lindros. Meanwhile, the strife between Flyers management particularly Clarke and Lindros, continued to worsen.
Less than a month after Ramsay took over, Lindros suffered his second concussion of the season. He played several games after the initial hit and afterwards criticized the team's training staff for failing to initially diagnose the concussion after it happened.
It was after this that the Flyers' organization decided to strip Lindros of the captaincy on March 27 and name defenseman Eric Desjardins the team's captain. With Lindros out indefinitely, the Flyers rallied to overcome the distractions and a point deficit in the standings to win the Atlantic Division and the top seed in the East on the last day of the regular season.
They easily defeated their first round opponent, Buffalo, in five games. Primeau's goal in the fifth overtime of Game 4 against the team's second-round opponent, Pittsburgh, turned that series in the Flyers' favor as they won in six games, coming back from a 2—0 series deficit. After dropping Game 1 to New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Flyers peeled off three-straight wins to take a 3—1 series lead.
But New Jersey refused to give up. After New Jersey won Game 5, Lindros returned to the lineup for the first time since March for Game 6 in another losing effort. Early in Game 7, Lindros was on the receiving end of a controversial hit by Scott Stevensgiving him another concussion and leaving the Philadelphia crowd deflated. Without Lindros, the Flyers lost the decisive game by a score of 2—1. It was the second time in franchise history the team lost a series after being up three games to one.
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New Jersey went on to win the Stanley Cup. Lindros never again wore a Flyers uniform, as he sat out the season awaiting a trade.
Craig Ramsay retained the head coaching position as Neilson was not asked to return, which became a matter of some controversy. Ramsay lasted only until December when he was replaced by former Flyer great Bill Barber.
Brian Boucherwho as a rookie backstopped the Flyers' playoff run the previous season, could not duplicate his performance in —01 and lost the starting goaltending job to Roman Cechmaneka former star in the Czech Republic. The performance of Cechmanek, worthy of a Vezina nomination, helped the Flyers stay afloat, but they lost in the first round to Buffalo in six games. Jeremy Roenick was acquired by the Flyers with the departure of Lindros in Desjardins stepped down as team captain eight games into the season and was replaced by Primeau.
The Flyers began —02 with high expectations and with Roenick leading the team in scoring, the Flyers finished with an Atlantic Division title. It was of no benefit, however, as the Flyers could not muster much offense, scoring only two goals in their five-game, first-round playoff loss to the Ottawa Senators.
It turned out there was much discontent in the locker room as Bill Barber was fired. In —03Roman Cechmanek had a 1. As a result, the Flyers endured a long, brutal seven-game first round match-up with Toronto that featured three multiple overtime games, all in Toronto.
After winning Game 7, 6—1, the Flyers fought Ottawa in the second round with equal vigor as they split the first four games of the series, Cechmanek earning shutouts in both wins.
Cechmanek's inconsistency showed through, however, as he allowed ten goals in the final two games and Ottawa advanced in six games. Cechmanek was later traded to Los Angeles for a second round draft pick during the off-season despite having the second-best GAA in the League over his three years in Philadelphia. Free-agent goaltender Jeff Hackett was signed from Boston to replace Cechmanek and challenge backup Robert Esche for the starter's spot in —04but Hackett was forced to retire in February due to vertigo.
During the course of the season, serious injuries suffered by both Roenick broken jaw and Primeau concussion in February forced the Flyers to trade for Chicago's Alexei Zhamnovwho filled in well and kept the Flyers afloat.
On March 5,the Flyers set an NHL record in a game against Ottawa where they set a combined record of penalty minutes in a single game. Esche entrenched himself as starter and remained in that position even after the Flyers re-acquired Sean Burke from the Phoenix Coyotes as the Flyers clinched the Atlantic Division title over New Jersey on the last day of the season.
Though solid in net, Esche's performance was trumped by the play of captain Keith Primeau in the playoffs. Despite winning Game 6 on the late-game heroics of Primeau and winger Simon Gagnethe Flyers came up short once again losing Game 7 in Tampa, 2—1.
With the NHL preparing for looming labor unrest, the Flyers let their leading scorer, Mark Recchi, leave for Pittsburgh during the off-season. Unsure about the future, the Flyers were unsure about his worth. The Flyers were one of the more active teams once the NHL lockout came to an end. When all was said and done, the team had experienced a turnover of nearly two-thirds of the roster.
Simon Gagneplaced on a line with Peter Forsberg and Mike Knublescored a career high 47 goals during the —06 season. The Flyers began the —06 NHL season with lofty expectations. Despite being hampered by injuries prior to and during —06the Flyers lived up to those expectations in the first half of the season, reaching the top of the league standings in January while simultaneously holding a ten-point lead in the Atlantic Division.
The Deuces Wild line of Forsberg, Gagne and Mike Knuble recorded 75, 79 and 65 points respectively while Gagne, with Forsberg feeding him, scored a career high of 47 goals. However, the injuries began to accumulate and take their toll, the most crippling of which was Keith Primeau season-ending concussion.
The Flyers had been first in the league prior to the Olympic break, where an injury to Forsberg occurred. All told, the Flyers were third in the NHL with man-games lost to injury, tops amongst playoff teams. The Flyers fell short of an Atlantic Division title, finishing second by tie-breaker to New Jersey, drawing the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round match-up with fourth-seeded Buffalo.
The Flyers lost the series in six games. The Flyers' 40th anniversary season turned out to be the worst in franchise history. Peter Forsberg replaced Primeau as team captain, but a chronic foot injury developing in last season's Olympics had him in and out of the lineup throughout the season and limited his effectiveness. Eight games into the regular season and with a record of 1—6—1, general manager Bobby Clarke resigned and head coach Ken Hitchcock was fired.
Assistant coach John Stevens replaced Hitchcock and assistant general manager Paul Holmgren took on Clarke's responsibilities on an interim basis. The changes did little to improve the Flyers fortunes in —07 as setting franchise records for futility became the norm. They had several multiple-game losing streaks including a franchise worst ten-game losing streak and a game home losing streak that stretched from November 29 to February Ultimately, the Flyers finished with a 22—48—12 record — the most losses and the worst winning percentage in franchise history, and the worst record in the League.
They also set the NHL record for the biggest points drop off in the standings in a one-year span points in —06 to 56 points in —07, a difference of 45 points.
The Flyers were left further dejected as they lost the NHL draft lottery and were demoted to the second overall selection. With the team clearly on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, Paul Holmgren set his sights on rebuilding the team and preparing for the future. Forsberg, unwilling to commit to playing next season, was traded to Nashville for Scottie UpshallRyan Parent and first and third-round draft picks at the deadline.
Veteran defenseman Alexei Zhitnik was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for prospect defenseman Braydon Coburnwhile disappointing off-season acquisition Kyle Calder was sent to Detroit via Chicago in exchange for defenseman Lasse Kukkonen.
The Flyers also acquired goaltender Martin Biron from Buffalo for a second-round pick. Given wide praise for his efforts, the Flyers gave Holmgren a two-year contract and removed the interim label from his title.