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Today in Flyers history

This is a daily column that will run during the duration of the NHL lockout. It is not meant to depress hockey fans, but is rather intended to provide a reminder of some of the more memorable moments in Philadelphia Flyers' history, and act as a much-needed distraction from the ongoing negativity surrounding the ongoing lockout for hockey fans. What must not be forgotten during the labor strife is just how great of a game we have been blessed with to enjoy throughout the years.

Dec 21 5 SHOs, Kerr Hat Trick, Giroux 4-Point Game

5 SHOs -- 3 by Parent and 2 by Hextall, Favell makes 45 saves in 2-1 win, LCB Line belts Blues, Kerr hat trick, Giroux's 4-point game in return from injury, Laviolette shoves Ott, Jagr passes Shanny on all-time goal-scoring list headline December 21.

Dec 20 Streak Ties Record 28, Hartnell Hat Trick

'Hound' Gordie Howe hat trick, Wilson's late goal ties Pens as 'The Streak' reaches 28 to tie NHL record, Snow blanks Panthers, Leclair plays 600th Flyers game, Roenick's 635th career assist, Hartnell hat trick highlight December 20

Dec 19 MacLeish, Duchesne Hat Tricks,

Late Lacroix GTG, MacLeish hat trick, Barber 4-point game, Duchene hat trick, Lindros Gordie Howe hat trick, Niinimaa first NHL goal, Snow second consecutive shutout, Desjardins late GTG, Briere late GTG to send game to OT headline December 19.

Dec 18 Boucher 1st NHL SHO, Recchi 400th NHL goal

Parent shutout, St. Croix & Boucher 1st NHL SHOs, Yzerman ties with 1 second left, Kerr & Poulin hat tricks in same game blast Isles, Recchi's 400th NHL goal, Desjardins' 1,000th NHL game, Zherdev's pair tops NYR, birth of Phantoms, trade of 'Frosty'

Dec 17 Wilson PS Goal Tops BUF, Tocchet Hat Trick

Sarrazin, Selby, and Lacroix each score a pair in blowout of Pens, late Kelly goal beats Chicago, Peeters wins in NHL debut, Wilson penalty shot goal beats Sabres, Tocchet hat trick burns Leafs, late Brind'Amour goal tops Sabres highlight December 17

Dec 16 Three Shutouts, Streak' Nears NHL Record

Two Parent shutouts, Favell's first blanking as a Flyer, 'The Streak' just one short of NHL record of 28 consecutive unbeaten games, LeClair, Recchi turn late-game deficit into a win highlight December 16.

Dec 15 Streak Hits 26, Hextall SHO, Meszaros GWG

Schultz Gordie Howe hat trick, 'The Streak' hits 26 games, two short of record, two shorthanded goals on same penalty, 6-goal second period blasts Caps, Hextall shutout, Lupul notches hat trick in shootout loss, JvR, Carter, Zherdev line tops Habs.

Dec 14 Four Shutouts, Late GWG/GTGs

Selby's first two Flyer goals, MacLeish late goal has St. Louis singing Blues, Poulin caps third period comeback win in Motown, Hextall pair of shutouts, Snow, Esche blankings, Timonen stars in Boston, Hartnell helps Philly snap Pens winning streak.

Dec 13 Clarke Hat Trick Leads Comeback Win In PIT

Late MacLeish goal douses Flames, Clarke hat trick erases 3-goal deficit in comeback win in PIT, wild last 30 seconds in tie with EDM, Gagne's goal with 8 seconds left ties Avs, PP heads win over PIT, Bourdon's first NHL goal is GWG over WAS.

Dec 12 Leach Hat Trick, Parent, 'Beezer' Shutouts

Clement's first NHL goal helps beat Dryden, Habs, Leach hat trick, Parent shutout, McCrimmon's first goal in Philly defeats former team, 'Beezer' shutout, Kapanen and Primeau help team to draw headline December 12 in Flyers history.

Dec 11 Six Hat Tricks, Bladon's 8-Point Night

Defenseman Bladon sets NHL record with 8-point night, Lacroix, Lindros, Lupul, Umberger, Hartnell hat tricks, Sutter, Lindros Gordie Howe hat tricks, huge comeback win over 'Canes, Richards last-second OT-winner headline December 11.

Dec 10 Jagr Ties Shanny On NHL Goal-Scoring List

'Dorny', Smith hat tricks, Bernie shutout, Clarke, Hachborn lead 8-goal onslaught, Primeau nets pair to give coach Barber win in debut, Kapanen loses teeth then scores GTG, Radivojevic late goal beats MIN, Jagr stars, Giroux injured top December 10.

Dec 9 MacLeish, Lindros Hat Tricks, Streak Hits 24

MacLeish's 10th career regular season hat trick, 'The Streak' reaches 24 games, Ron Sutter's first NHL goal, last minute collapse leads to tie with Nords, late Eklund GWG, Lindros hat trick, Gagne's late GWG, Briere burns Leafs headline December 9.

Dec 8 Hexy Shoots, he Scores, Laviolette's 1st Win

Favell shutout of LA, Bernie wins in 500th career game, Propp's late goals beats CHI, Hexy scores a goal, Flyers brawl past PIT, LeClair's late strike beats MTL, Laviolette's first win, Simmonds heads win over PIT highlight December 8.

Dec 7 Froese Shutout, Ron Sutter, Giroux OT-GWGs

Flett, Clarke fuel win over MIN, Froese shuts out NYR, Ron Sutter drops Sabres in overtime, big third period leads to road win in Beantown, Legion of Doom strikes down BUF, Giroux's overtime-winner sinks Sabres in comeback win highlight December 7.

Dec 6 Leach, LeClair Hat Tricks, Carter OT-Winner

Leach's hat trick leads team to comeback win as 'The Streak' reaches 23, LeClair hat trick tops TB, perfect Niitty blanks Calgary through shootout, Carter sinks 'Canes in OT headline December 6 in Flyers history.

Dec 5 Handzus OT Penalty Shot GWG, Trade Of Sharp

Favell's 10th shutout in Philly, MacLeish hat trick, Handzus overtime penalty shot GWG, LeClair's late GWG gives club 11th straight victory at home, Flyers crushed in Laviolette's debut, ill-fated trade of Patrick Sharp highlight December 5th.

Dec 4 Tocchet Gordie Howe Trick, Lavi takes Reigns

Bernie shutout, comeback for deadlock with Bruins brings 'Streak' to 22, Pelle shutout only good enough for scoreless tie with Pens, Tocchet Gordie Howe hat trick burns Devils, Laviolette replaces Stevens headline December 4th in Flyers history.

Dec 3 Ron Sutter Gordie Howe Trick, Read Heads Win

Johnson hat trick takes down Kings, Ron Sutter Gordie Howe hat trick leads team over Pens, Boivin OT-winner beats Quebec, Legion of Doom runs wild over Boston, Read's big first period lifts club past Coyotes highlight December 3rd in Flyers history.

Dec 2 Propp Scores 4, Richards, Giroux OT-GWGs

Bullies retaliate, protect captain in win over CAL, 'The Streak' reaches 21, red hot Propp scores 4 in thrashing of STL, Butsayev hat trick tops VAN, Richards OT-winner tops TB, Giroux OT goal caps furious comeback win over ANA headline December 2.

Dec 1 10-0 win over KC, Sittler Gordie Howe hattie

Jim Watson's first NHL goal proves to be GWG, Parent blanks K.C. in 10-0 win, 'The Streak' pushes to 20 games, Sittler Gordie Howe hat trick, Bullard's late third period goal beats Caps, Cechmanek blanks Bolts highlight December 1 in Flyers history.

Nov 30 Williams goal with 6.3 seconds left in OT

Stephenson shuts out Blues, wins over Penguins and Rangers, late Renberg goal burns Leafs, Williams scores spectacular game-winner with 6.3 seconds left in OT, Eager's first NHL point highlight November 30 in Flyers history.

Nov 29 Tocchet, Recchi Late GWGs, LeClair Scores 4

Lacroix hat trick, Parent shutout, 'The Streak' hits 19, Tocchet's GWG with 32 seconds left, Haller OT-winner, LeClair's 4 goals and Lindros' 5 assists sink Canucks, Gratton's last goal in PHI, Recchi late GWG, red hot Gagne's goals beat NYI.

Nov 28 Sittler Hat Trick, Tocchet Goal Earns Tie

Sittler's hat trick goal salvages point in Vancouver, Tocchet caps furious late-third period comeback in tie with Devils, Esche's personal unbeaten streak hits eight and Philly's 11, Knuble and Biron top 'Canes highlight November 28 in Flyers history

Nov 27 Pelle 1st SHO, Hospodar Gordie Howe hattie

Stephenson shuts out LA, Leach posts hat trick, 'The Streak' reaches 18 games, Pelle's first NHL shutout, Kerr on fire, Hospodar notches Gordie Howe hat trick, Dineen strikes down TB in OT, 'Lappy' struck in face by slapshot headline November 27.

Nov 23 Clarke, Tocchet Gordie Howe Hat Tricks

Clarke & Tocchet's Gordie Howe hat tricks in different decades, 'Ducky' strikes down Lightning, demolition of Spectrum begins, Bobrovsky relief effort and Briere's two goals lead comeback win over Isles highlight November 23rd in Flyers history.

Nov 22 Keith Jones, Mike Richards OT-Winners

Craven's four-point game beats Habs, Barrie scores late to tie Sabres after recall, first injury of Lindros' young career, Jones OT-winner kills Cats, Richards' OT goal makes Coyotes howl, JVR breaks long drought with GWG headline November 22.

Nov 21 Frosty & Biron SHOs, Ducky & Briere Hatties

'The Streak' hits 15 games, 'Frosty' posts a shutout and Kerr's point streak reaches 15, 'Ducky' nets his lone hat trick in a Flyers uniform, Briere's first hat trick in Philly, Biron blanks former Buffalo teammates highlight November 21st in Fly

Nov. 20: Clarke OT-GWG, Kerr & Tocchet Hat Tricks

Parent shutout, Clarke OT-winner, Kerr records four goals and five points to beat Chicago, Tocchet hat trick and five points scorch Devils, Briere atones for earlier mistake with shootout-winner against Caps headline November 20 in Flyers history.

Nov. 19: Johnson Hat Trick, Therien With OT-winner

Johnson hat trick, Barber continues torrid pace, club-record win streak ends but Kerr remains hot, Crazy 8's lead win over NYR, Therien in OT, scorching Gagne leads win over Pens, Flyers lose to Jets and lose Pronger on November 19 in Flyers history

Nov. 18: Beranek GWG And Gordie Howe Hat Trick

Gamble blanks Kings, Flockhart caps comeback win over Flames, Beranek notches GWG and Gordie Howe hat trick in triumph over Whalers, Williams and Gagne each score pair to beat Caps, wild 8-7 loss to Lightning highlight November 18th in Flyers history

Nov. 17 Record 13th straight win, Read late GWG

'The Streak' hits 14 games, Craven OT-GWG sets team record 13-straight wins, Kerr hot streaks in two consecutive years, McGillis sinks Thrashers in OT, Read's last-second goal helps Bryzgalov defeat former-Phoenix teammates headline November 17th.