The Philadelphia Flyers have been a hard-hitting, brawling, and enforcing team for 40 years. The Flyers lead the all-time NHL suspension list with almost 100. Reasons range from attacking opponents in the hallway before a game, to getting in bench-clearing brawls, to punching referees. In a game with the Ottawa Senators in 2004, the Flyers got the most penalty minutes in a game with well over 200.
The Flyers won the Stanley Cup (hockey championship) twice in the 1970’s and came close this past year as they were only a few games away from reaching this coveted trophy.
Where it all started
The Flyers began as one of 3 new teams in 1968, part of the NHL expansion. Since then, they have had many famous players such as Jeremy Roenick,, Ron Hextall, and Bobby Clarke.
The Flyers have many records including having the most penalty minutes in one period (209), winning the most consecutive games, getting the most power play goals in one season, and the fastest goal from the start of the game (6 seconds).
NHL Awards The Flyers have won many awards. Shown are the Stanley Cup (NHL Champions), the Campbell Bowl (West Champions) the Wales Trophy (East Champions), and the Hart Trophy (NHL MVP). These are only a few of the awards given to the Flyers.
The Flyers have had success in the playoffs, having beaten every team in the NHL at least once. This past year they were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before that though, they eliminated the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens.
All information was gotten from www.flyershistory.com