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5) Today in Flyers History: Hextall Becomes Flyers Winningest Goalie (Nov. 20, 1998)

On this night 22 years ago, the Flyers recorded a 3-1 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Victorious goaltender Ron Hextall turned back 18 of 19 shots, and flirted with a shutout for 50-plus minutes. Dan McGillis, Petr Svoboda and Colin Forbes scored for the Flyers.

Hextall earned the 233rd regular season win of his two-stint Flyers career, moving past Hockey Hall of Famer and fellow two-stint Flyers goalie Bernie Parent for the most wins in franchise history.

For his regular season career with three teams, Hextall posted a 296-214-69 record and a 2.97 goals against. As a Flyer, he had a 240-172-58 record with a 2.91 GAA and .895 save percentage.

A member of the Flyers Hall of Fame, Hextall still holds the Flyers record for wins (296) and games played as a goaltender (489). Thirty-seven of Hextall's career wins came during his Vezina Trophy-winning rookie season of 1986-87. He would also record 31 wins twice (1995-96, 1996-97) and 30 wins twice (1987-88 and 1988-89) as a Flyer.

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5) Today in Flyers History: Hextall Becomes Flyers Winningest Goalie (Nov. 20, 1998)

On this night 22 years ago, the Flyers recorded a 3-1 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Victorious goaltender Ron Hextall turned back 18 of 19 shots, and flirted with a shutout for 50-plus minutes. Dan McGillis, Petr Svoboda and Colin Forbes scored for the Flyers.

Hextall earned the 233rd regular season win of his two-stint Flyers career, moving past Hockey Hall of Famer and fellow two-stint Flyers goalie Bernie Parent for the most wins in franchise history.

For his regular season career with three teams, Hextall posted a 296-214-69 record and a 2.97 goals against. As a Flyer, he had a 240-172-58 record with a 2.91 GAA and .895 save percentage.

A member of the Flyers Hall of Fame, Hextall still holds the Flyers record for wins (296) and games played as a goaltender (489). Thirty-seven of Hextall's career wins came during his Vezina Trophy-winning rookie season of 1986-87. He would also record 31 wins twice (1995-96, 1996-97) and 30 wins twice (1987-88 and 1988-89) as a Flyer.

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4) November 23 Flyers Alum birthday: Simon Nolet

Skilled and hard-working forward Simon Nolet was born on November 23, 1941 in St. Odilon, Quebec. The affable Nolet was a sometimes overlooked but valuable member of the Flyers organization as both a Stanley Cup winning player and, many years later, a scout.

 


The Flyers acquired Nolet's rights on May 8, 1967 when they purchased the American Hockey League's Quebec Aces to be their top farm team. A two-time 20-goal scorer during the early years of the Flyers franchise, Nolet dressed in 358 regular season games and 31 playoff tilts for Philadelphia over parts of seven seasons. Best known as a two-way forward with good skating ability, Nolet had 93 goals and 108 points for the Flyers. He was a member of the 1973-74 team that won the Stanley Cup.

Nolet, who had three career hat tricks, also represented the Flyers in the 1971-72 NHL All-Star Game. That season, Nolet tallied 23 goals and 43 points in a season limited by injury to 67 games.

With Nolet's role starting to diminish in his 30s, the Flyers left the French-Canadian forward exposed to the 1974 expansion draft. He was claimed by the Kansas City Scouts (who later twice relocated to become first the Colorado Rockies and then the New Jersey Devils). Nolet played out his career with the Scouts, Pittsburgh Penguins and Rockies.

After his playing days ended, Nolet returned to the Flyers in 1990 when he was hired as a scout after years of scouting for the Quebec Nordiques. It was a role at which he'd excel over the next 20 years, heavily scouting the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and doing extensive cross-over work in various other junior leagues as well as international tournaments.

Most notably, Nolet's scouting career is best remembered as being one of the Flyers' scouts who, along with Dennis Patterson and others, strongly recommended the Flyers' first-round selections of Simon Gagne with the 22nd overall pick of the 1998 NHL Draft and Claude Giroux with the 22nd pick of the 2006 Draft.

Coincidentally, Nolet and Gagne's father, Pierre, were old friends and teammates with the Quebec Aces in the 1960s (Quebec was the Flyers first farm team). That did not directly influence Nolet's opinion of the player, but it did give the scout some background on the character of the player's family upbringing. In the 2010s, Nolet started to do less traveling and focused his scouting efforts within Quebec. He retired in 2018.

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3) Today in Flyers History: Nov. 24

1973: Bernie Parent prevailed in a goaltender's duel with the St. Louis Blues' John Davidson in a 1-0 Flyers road win. Parent stopped all 31 shots by St. Louis, while Davidson turned back 27 out of 28 Flyers shots. Ross Lonsberry's goal with 18 seconds remaining in the second period stood as the game's only marker for either side.

1985: Flyers captain Dave Poulin recorded the fourth hat trick of his career, while Illka Sinisalo notched a pair of goals in a 7-4 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ron Sutter and Murray Craven each scored one goal apiece. Mark Howe earned a pair assists and finished the night at plus-three.

 


1993: The Flyers exploded for six goals in the second period en route to a 9-2 home blowout of the defending Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Mark Recchi had five points, Garry Galley had four points and Kevin Dineen recorded a hat trick. Andre Racicot was in net for eight of the nine Philadelphia goals.

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2) Today in Flyers History: November 26

1967: In a clash of first-year expansion teams, the Flyers pummeled the Los Angeles Kings at the Spectrum by a 7-2 count. Seven different Flyers players lit the lamp: Leon Rochefort (power play), Pat Hannigan, Ed Hoekstra, Garry Peters, Joe Watson, Bill Sutherland and Gary Dornhoefer. Five Philadelphia players enjoyed multiple-point games. Bernie Parent (25 saves) took a shutout into the third period before a pair of LA goals temporarily trimmed the Flyers lead from five to three goals. Late goals by Sutherland and Dornhoefer restored the five-goal margin.

 


1975: Shrugging off an early 1-0 deficit, the Flyers broke loose for four goals in the second period in route to a 7-3 home rout of the Atlanta Flames. Rick MacLeish and Reggie Leach notched two goals apiece, while Don Saleski, Bob Kelly and Orest Kindrachuk also scored. Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber had two assists apiece. Late in the first period, Atlanta Flames defenseman Pat Quinn (later the Flyers head coach) traded off high sticks with Clarke, precipitating fights at the end of the period.

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5) Today in Flyers History: November 27

1974: Flyers Hall of Fame right winger Reggie Leach scores the first hat trick of his Flyers career in a 6-2 home win over the Detroit Red Wings. The goals were the 7th, 8th and 9th he would score on the way to a 45-goal season in his first season for Philadelphia. The "Riverton Rifle" would go on to notch eight hat tricks (combined regular season and playoff) in his Flyers career.

1977: The Flyers earned a 2-0 win at the Spectrum over the Los Angeles Kings. Wayne Stephenson recorded a 17-save shutout, while Mel Bridgman and Ross Lonsberry scored the goals. On the same night, defenseman Joe Watson played his 700th game as a Flyer. In 11 seasons with the Flyers (1967-68 through 1977-78), Watson recorded 36 goals and 162 assists for 198 points and 397 penalty minutes in 746 regular season games. Today, Watson's games played total stands second in Flyers' franchise history, surpassed only by Chris Therien's 753 regular season games as a Flyer. Andre "Moose" Dupont holds the franchise record for playoff games played by a defenseman, with 108. Jim Watson, Joe's younger brother, is second with 101. Joe Watson was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame on Feb. 22, 1996. Jim Watson was inducted on February 29, 2016.

 


1982: Pelle Lindbergh notches his first career NHL shutout, making 22 saves in a 4-0 road win over the Los Angeles Kings. Mark Howe, Lindsay Carson, Ron Flockhart and Ray Allison score the goals.

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